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Welcome to Olive Class


Class Teacher: Mrs Parfrey

During the summer term, our project question is "What did the Greeks do for us?”  We will learn about the Greeks through history, art, music and dance.  Children will be designing and making their own Greek instrument as part of their homework.

Click on the picture of the Parthenon to start your learning!




In English, we will be writing our own traditional tale based upon the "Just So" short stories by Rudyard Kipling.  In our final half term in Year 5, we will be learning how to write an explanation text before writing our own explanation, inspired by Wallace and Gromit's inventions.  We will be continuing to teach the grammar skills that children need to use in their writing.  They can practise these skills at home using spag.com, which includes SATs style quizzes.

Our class book is "Buried Alive" by our class author Jacqueline Wilson.


Use this website at home to help your child with their grammar skills.......


... and this one for spelling practice.


just so stories



In Maths, we will be exploring area, perimeter and volume of shapes before moving onto drawing and measuring angles.


Here are some links for games to help improve your mental maths skills.

Push the Button - times tables, doubles and halves and number bonds.

Loop Cards - addition and subtraction facts, doubles and halves and times tables.

Woodlands Junior - lots of different maths games to improve your mental maths.




greek god

During the summer term, we will be asking, "What did the Greeks do for us?"

We'll be exploring

  • what the Greeks left behind and how we are still influenced by them today
  • Greek myths
  • Greek architecture
  • Greek art, dance and music

Science-living things and their habitats

Our science lessons will have a biology focus as we learn about the different life cycles of insects, birds, mammals, amphibians and plants.  We'll be observing the life cycle of a ladybird from egg to ladybird before releasing the adults outside and trying to pollinate plants we've grown in class to produce more seeds.


Useful Information

On Tuesdays we will be going swimming. Children will need a swimming costume/trunks and a towel.

PE will be on a Wednesday each week. Please ensure that your child’s full PE kit (a blue Dallam PE polo shirt, black shorts and trainers) is in school every week.

Please ensure that your child has a water bottle in school so that they can have a drink during the day.

Times tables are to be done each school night (5 nights per week) and record books signed.

Homework will go out on a Friday and is to be returned on the following Friday, giving the children 1 week to complete it. This homework should take no longer than 30 minutes.  Homework is set on Google Classroom or in children's homework books.

Reading records need to be signed each time your child reads or logs onto Oxford Reading Buddy. Please make sure that these are in school every Thursday. Remember in Year 5, children are expected to read every day, including guiding reading texts which are set on Google Classroom.

Please support your child by ensuring they complete all their homework tasks.

Additional Information

As well as their set homework, you can also help your child by encouraging them to use Oxford Reading Buddy, TT Rockstars, Spag.com and any of the other websites listed below to help enhance their learning. 

Oxford Reading Buddy

Sign In | Oxford Reading Buddy (oup.com)

TT Rockstars



SPAG Tests Online - Practice Grammar & Punctuation Tests Online

Spelling Training


Times Table Games


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