Year 5 Coot 2022 - 2023

Miss Ewen

Hi and welcome to Y5 Coot Class! The class teacher in Coot class is Miss Ewen, supported by Mrs Shahzad and Mrs Thorpe!

Here are some important pieces of information about our class…

  • Our day starts at 8:25, please be lined up and ready for this time.
  • The end of the school day is 3pm.
  • Our PE day is on Tuesday. School PE kit is black leggings, jogging bottoms or shorts, white t-shirt and a jacket other than their outdoor coat if possible. Children can come to school dressed in their PE kits.
  • Please ensure your child has a water bottle with their name on. If you would like your child to have a carton of milk you can sign up for this on (or ask at the office if you need help).

All of coot class have been given their reading books. Please remember to read at least 3 times per week at home and sign reading records. Also, please remember to bring your reading records in each day so we can sign them at school too.

Maths - Summer 1:

This half term in Maths Year 5 will be working on decimals. They should add and subtract decimals including a mix of whole numbers and decimals, decimals with different numbers of decimal places, and complements of 1 (e.g. 0.83 + 0.17 = 1). They should mentally add and subtract tenths, and one-digit whole numbers and tenths. Pupils should say, read and write decimal fractions and related tenths, hundredths and thousandths accurately and be confident in checking the reasonableness of their answers to problems. Pupils should go beyond the measurement and money models of decimals, for example by solving puzzles involving decimals. Remember to sign up to Learning with Parents to help support your childs learning.

English - Summer 1:

The children have been looking at the features of a myth story. The children will work on writing their own myth that includes key features such as vivid imagery, relative clauses and parenthesis. There will be some work uploaded onto Learning with Parents for the children to work through.

Topic – The Greeks – Summer 1:

This project teaches children about developments and changes over six periods of ancient Greek history, focusing on the city state of Athens in the Classical age, and exploring the lasting legacy of ancient Greece.

Help your child prepare for their project
1. Use your existing knowledge or research skills to write a few sentences about
each of the following periods in Greek history.
• Neolithic (c6000–c3000 BC)
• Minoan civilisation (c3000–c1100 BC)
• Mycenaean civilisation (c1600–c1100 BC)
• Dark Age (c1100–c800 BC)
• Archaic period (c800–c500 BC)
• Classical period (c500–323 BC)
• Hellenistic period (323–30 BC)
2. Use information books and the internet to research artefacts from ancient
Greece. You can choose several artefacts from one period of Greek history or
choose one type of artefact, such as pottery, and find an example from each
period. Record your findings in a table. Possible table headings include, image or
drawing of artefact, name, materials, time period and use.
3. Find out about the Minoan or Mycenaean civilisation. Create an information
poster or non-chronological report to record your findings. Include pictures and
images of artefacts if you can. Once complete, share it with a family member. 

Thank you

Miss Ewen, Mrs Shahzad and Mrs Thorpe.


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