Oakfield Primary Academy

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Welcome to Year 5 Starfish and Polar Bears. We (Miss Mistry and Miss Nash) are so excited to have you back in the classroom and have lots of fun on our learning journeys. 

Year 5 is going to be filled with new adventures, new learning and lots of hard work.

Miss Nash teaches Starfish class and Miss Mistry teaches Polar Bears  

Our additional adults are: Mrs Beasley, Mrs Craggs, Mrs Wilczynska and Mrs Hobbins

This is Polar Bears' Classroom

This is Starfish's classroom

Spring 1

In Spring 1, Year 5 will be looking at natural disasters in their first Mini Mission 'The Wild Wild World.'

Miss Nash and Miss Mistry are very excited about this upcoming topic and will share Year 5's wonderful diary entries, newspaper reports and explanation texts alongside map work!


Autumn 2

 Year 5's second Mini Mission in Autumn 2 was 'The Ice Bear' which we loved! We wrote narratives using expanded noun phrases, adverbs, figurative language. We created beautiful recounts of the story alongside character descriptions.


Autumn 2

Our first Mini Mission in Autumn 2 was called 'Horrible Histories' where we explored different elements of Crime and Punishment through time. 

We looked at the following eras: Romans, Anglo-Saxons, Tudors, Victorian and Modern day. 

In our work, we used timelines, a range of sources to address reliability and comparing different periods of time to one another.

In our writing, we wrote a balanced argument and an explanation text using a range of our grammatical skills. 

Cruel Crime and Painful Punishment (Horrible Histories): Amazon.co.uk:  Deary, Terry: 9780439979276: Books


Here are a few examples of our wonderful work in Year 5! 

Autumn 1

Our first text for September was 'Tuesday' by David Wiesner. 


Tuesday, David Wiesner Powerpoint and IWB | Teaching Resources

We wrote some fantastic setting descriptions before moving onto becoming 'expert' reporters.

Our second Mini Mission was Space where we explored the position of planets, how they rotate, the Earth and moon in relation to the Earth.

Watercolour Space" Metal Print by effydev | Redbubble


We also wrote our own explanation texts on the Solar System.

Furthering this topic, in DT, we made our own lever systems to show how the Moon orbits the Earth. 


Thirdly, our final Mini Mission was forces. In this Mini Mission, we investigated different forces which act on objects, completing a range of experiments and scientific write-ups. Also, we learned all about Isaac Newton and created a biography about his life. 

Watercolor hot air balloon, clouds and star - Stock Illustration [44489048]  - PIXTA


Autumn 1 - Maths - The topics we have covered include: Place Value, Rounding, Addition, Subtraction and Statistics.


Autumn 2 - Maths - We have completed Statistics and Area and Perimeter of compound shapes. 

From Spring 1, homework will be handed out on a two week plan. We will hand out homework on Friday which will need to be completed and returned on Wednesday. It will be quarantined for two days, marked and handed out the following week. 

Please ensure you are reading at home with your children each evening too. We check reading records every Friday and hand out raffle tickets. 

PE will be on a Friday afternoon. Please provide your children will suitable footwear and clothing to participate. 


Websites to support your learning in Maths:


Hit the Button - Multiplication and Division 


Multiplication - Match the answer


Speedy Way - Multiplication Race


Granny Racing - Multiplication Race


Penguin Jump - Multiplication Race


Fairy Land Fun - Multiplication Fairies


Cone Crazy - Division Penguin Ice Creams



Websites to support your learning in English:


Contractions - eg. Should not - Shouldn't


Reverse Contractions - eg. Couldn't - Could not


Apostrophes - Where does it go?


Conjunctions - Join sentences


Word Types - Is it an Adjective, Comparative Adjective, Common Noun or a Proper Noun?