Coppice Primary

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and Woodpeckers' Class Page! 

Year 5 Teacher is Miss Burgon

Welcome to Year 5, Miss Burgon is very excited to start working with you!

In the Year 5 class we also have Mrs Parker who is an HLTA and teaches the class for PPA and Mrs Golding who is a TA in the mornings.


The timetable for this half term:


Please note that our PE days for this half term are Tuesday and Thursday.  Remember to come to school already changed into your PE kit on your PE days.  Swimming will begin on Thursday 19th January: don't forget to bring your swimming kit with you to school on that day!

Our Topic this Term is The wheels of Industry. We will be learning all about the Industrial Revolution, later in the term we will visit Cromford Mills.

Week 1 - When did the Industrial revolution take place?

Week 2  - What is the factory system?

Week 3 - How did the factory system begin - Why did it all start in the textile industry?

Week 4 - How did the industrial revolution affect children?

Week 5 - Who was Richard Arkwright?

Week 6 - Where did Richard Arkwright build his first water powered mill and why did he choose this place?

Week 7 - Visit to Cromford and Arkwright's Mill

Week 8 - Why were lots of cotton mills built along the Derwent Valley in Derbyshire

Week 9 - What was it like to live and work in a mill village or town?

Week 10 - What impact did the building of factories have on the Derwent Valley?

Our homework for this Term is based around the our Topic. Try do complete one piece of homework per week and bring this on a Thursday.


In Literacy, the children will read a range of texts based around the Industrial Revolution such as: Street Child and You wouldn't want to work in a Victorian Mill We will use the texts to develop our reading and writing skills.

In Maths the children will reinforce their knowledge of multiplication and division.



We are very excited to be starting work on our new values system when we come back in school in January.  Each week we have a new value – 12 in total.  Our first value will be Respect.  The children will have an assembly Monday morning about how to show and give respect to others both in school and at home!  We will be expecting this to be demonstrated to all members of our Coppice community,  it is important that even when we move onto a new value, the old one isn’t lost.


Our new core values will now form the basis of our ambassador passports (these have now been renamed – core value passports and the children can achieve their bronze, silver and gold awards throughout the year for each core value. We will of course keep you informed about how your child is getting on with this throughout the year.


Each week Mrs Seaton will sent out a Newsletter that will reflect the value we are working on so that it can also be supported at home.  We look forward to seeing our children bright and early ready to embrace the new weekly challenges!




Reading as much as possible will really help your child’s progress at school. For their learning passport they must have read three times a week all term.   It is very important that they understand what they are reading a few minutes spent asking questions about what has been read helps children to develop comprehension skills which are vital to their education.  We also have a competition running in school each week. The number of times each child in the class each week is added up and the class that has read the most receives a prize in our Star Assembly on a Friday morning. 

Remember also to use Times Tables Rockstars regularly each week in order to consolidate times tables knowledge.


February 17th- INSET DAY

March 3rd- Trip to Cromford Mills.