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


 Mr B Barrass


 Teaching Assistant


                                                  Mrs S  Fowkes


                                                    Mrs S Thorpe


Here is our Year 5 (Spring) Timetable!



In the Autumn Term our learning will be based around the theme:

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle 

Week 1 The moral of Paperbag Prince 
Week 2 What is Recycling?
Week 3 Is traffic impacting the environment? 
Week 4 How our actions impact the world
Week 5 What is sustainable energy? 
Week 6 How can we improve sustainable energy sources?


Creative Topic Homework 



Reminder: You can choose as many topics as you like, however you may only pick one point from each section. For example; you may choose the 2 points, therefore can only earn 2 point for that section. The marking will be at the teacher's discretion based on effort and presentation. 

Submission date: Week 6 - Wed 13th February (no points will be counted beyond this date for the totals, but it will still be marked)



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

  • Paperbag Prince text 
  • Narrative texts
  • Newspaper articles (research articles)
  • Internet articles 
  • Non-fiction texts based on recycling 


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

  • Week 1: Negative numbers
  • Week 2: Measures 
  • Week 3-4: Factors and prime numbers
  • Week 5-6: Angles of shapes



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In Science this term we will be learning about earth and space:

  • Week 1: Spherical bodies
  • Week 2: Planets in the solar system 
  • Week 3: Geocentric and heliocentric 
  • Week 4: Night and day 
  • Week 5: Night and day internationally 
  • Week 6: Movement of the moon



Spellings this term:

 Week 1: Y 5/6 spelling words 

Week 2: Apostrophes for possession and contraction

Week 3: Y 5/6 spelling words 

Week 4: ibly and ably

Week 5: Y 5/6 spelling words

Week 6: Homophones 



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

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Help at Home                              You can help your child at home by:

  • Practising spellings sent home ready for the weekly test

  • We are focusing on times tables this year and will be conducting a weekly test 

  • Read for at least 20 Mins each week (3 Times a week)

  • Encourage children to be creative in their Topic homework which will be due at the end of half term

  • Encourage children to complete their Maths homework on each topic which will be set once a fortnight 


Maths at home

Useful information and games

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Diary Dates for this term



Monday 7th January  - Back to school for the children

Wednesday 9th January - Young Voices concert at Sheffield

Thursday 10th January - Sports activity day in school

Tuesday 15th January - ECO day

Thursday 7th February - Musical Performance run by School Council

Tuesday 12th February - Year 5/6 Dodgeball competition 

Thursday 14th February - Ambassador Passport assembly 10am

Friday 15th February - Break up for half term

Monday 25th February - INSET day

Tuesday 26th February - back to school