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 Golding who is a TA in the mornings.


Please note that our PE days for this half term are Monday and Thursday.  Remember to come to school already changed into your PE kit on your PE days.  Swimming will begin on Thursday 24th April don't forget to bring your swimming kit with you to school on that day!

Our Topic this Term is Go Green. Focusing on reduce, reuse and recycle.

Week 1:

What is the moral of The Paperbag Prince and how can we learn from it?

Week 2: Question

 How can/is traffic impacting on our environment?

Week 3: Question

What is recycling?

Week 4:  Question

How do our actions impact on the rest of the world?

Week 5: Question

What can we do to improve sustainable energy sources?

Homework: A homework sheet will be given out at the start of term. One piece per week to be completed until the end of term.

In Literacy, the children will read a range of texts based around our go green topic: Paper Bag Prince, One Plastic Bag, The Great Debate and The Tin Forest.

We will use the texts to develop our reading and writing skills.

In Maths the children will reinforce their knowledge of shapes and position and directions



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.