Coppice Primary

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Hello and welcome to the Woodpeckers class page!

We are a fabulous class of Year 5 children

 Meet the team!

Class Teacher





 Mrs S Ellis


 Teaching assistants




Mrs Fowkes                   Mrs Munton


In the autumn term our learning will be based around the topic of 'A Revolutionary way of thinking' 


Week 1 : Question

 When and where was the Industrial Revolution?

Week 2: Question

 Why was the Industrial Revolution important and what effect did this have?



Weeks 3 and 4: Question

 What impact did the Industrial Revolution have on daily life?

Week 5: Question

 How did the Industrial Revolution impact travel and was it an improvement?

Week 6: Question

 How did this affect the average person?

 What were the key things to come from the Industrial Revolution?

 Week 7: Question

 What were the importance of coal and iron?

 Week 8: Question

 Who was Richard Arkwright? Why was he a significant figure?

 What impact did this have?

 Weeks 9 and 10: Question

  How has Cromford changed from the 18th century?

Week 11: Question

 Arkwright - Hero or Villain?

 Week 12: Question

 Why did people go to work in the mill?

Week 13: Question

What significant impact did Arkwright have on society as we know it?



In Literacy this term we will be covering a range of genres, these are as follows: 


  • Historical narrative – The Street Child
  • Film and playscript - Night at the Museum 2 weeks
  • Information booklet with range of text types - Arkwright / Industrial Revolution factual work
  • Biography – Charles Dickens
  • Poems with a structure e.g haiku,limericks
  • Cloudbusting - poetry based on bullying (fit in with Antibullying week)
  • Discussion – formal debate - should children be allowed to work during the industrial revolution
  • Persuasive adverts – look at a range of Christmas advertisements - Mog.





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In Maths this term we will be covering a range of concepts and themes, these are as follows: 

Weeks 1 - 4: Number (place value)

Weeks 5 - 7: Number (addition and subtraction)

Weeks 8 + 9: Statistics

Week 10 + 11: Measures (time)

Week 12 - 14: Number (multiplication and division)

Week 15: Number (place value)


In Science this term we will be learning about properties of materials - reversible changes

Week 1 - Can I compare materials according to their properties?

Week 2 - Can I investigate thermal conductors and insulators?

Week 3 - Can I investigate which electrical conductors make a bulb shine brightest?

Week 4 - I can investigate materials which will dissolve?

Week 5 - Can I use different processes to separate mixtures of materials?

Week 6 - Can I identify and explain irreversible chemical changes?


Here are the end of Year 5 expectations we will be working towards throughout the year! 

Word iconAssessment End of year 5 expectations    


Have a look at our Year 5 non negotiables for Maths and Literacy. This is what we expect Year 5 children to be able to do! 


Ambassador Awards 2017-2018

This year we have incorporated the Learning Passport within a document that recognises children’s achievements in school and the wider community. What is expected in order for children to achieve their ’Ambassador Award’ comes under 4 headings:

  • Citizenship
  • Relationships
  • Learning
  • Behaviour and conduct

Each section has elements that underpin the values that as a school we hold dear. We believe that learning is something that continues every minute of the waking day and it is important to recognise children’s achievements not only in lessons but beyond. Adults in school will discuss each section with the children and how they can meet the criteria identified; we are hoping that the children will be able to take some ownership of the passport themselves!

Have a look at the Ambassador leaflet to find out more and look through 'Steps to Success' passport the Year 5 children will be working through this year to help them achieve their Ambassador Awards!

Information leaflet


Help at Home

You can help your child at home by:

  • Supporting your child with their Learning log tasks. These are set at the beginning of a topic and  the children will have the whole half term to complete their chosen tasks. There is a wide range of tasks for the children to select from!  
  • Practising spellings sent home ready for the weekly test.
  • Talk about what they are learning in class that week.
  • Encourage your child to read out any writing they complete at home to check it makes sense and talk about the punctuation they have used.
  • We would ask parents to encourage their children to practise all of their times tables. 

Maths at home

Useful information and games

 My maths -



Diary Dates for this term


Monday 4th September – INSET day. School closed to the children.

Tuesday 5th September – First day of the school term!

Wednesday 13th September – Roald Dahl dress up day!!

Friday 22nd September – Dress up as a superhero day in support of Childhood Cancer Day!

Thursday 19th October (provisional date) – Years 1 – 6 Harvest Festival in the school hall at 9.15am. Everyone welcome!!

Wednesday 1st November - Year 5 and 6 at Cromford Mill learning about the industrial revolution.

Friday 20th October – Last day of term

Monday 30th October – INSET day. School closed to the children.

Tuesday 31st October – First day of the school term!