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Welcome to Year 5 - Opal Class

Mrs V Leach

Mrs V Leach


BA (Hons) PGCE
Mrs V Leach

Hi my name is Mrs Leach and I am the current year 5 teacher in Opal. As well as being a class teacher I am also the school lead on creative arts. One of my big passions is for the creative arts so I ensure this is delivered across the whole school

Miss J Aspinall

Miss J Aspinall


Miss J Aspinall

Mrs S Hankin

Mrs S Hankin


Mrs S Hankin

PE Day & PE Kit

PE will take place on Thursday .

Please ensure you child comes to school in their PE Kit on that day.

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Snack Money

Tuck Shop is available after school
on Wednesday and Friday.

Daily healthy snack is available to purchase every day at break time. Snack can be purchased at morning break. The maximum amount snack will cost is £3 a week. Children are welcome to bring their own snack from home which is less than 110 calories.

Reading Books

Reading Books will usually be changed Wednesday and Friday. Please read with your child every night and sign their reading record.

Knowledge Organiser

You have been given a Knowledge Organiser and Homework Grid with some tasks relating to our topic.

Each week we will have a focus that has been covered on the Knowledge Organiser.



Children will get up to 15 spellings per week to learn at home.

Fairground homework activities grid


Recent Terms Archive



This half term will be our literacy based topic with the theme of funfairs. Our writing genres will be based on newspaper reports and fictional stories. The newspaper report will be based on an historic tragedy based at Battersea funfair where a rollercoaster crashed and the stories will be based on funfair mysteries. We will be able to really develop writing skills such as noun phrases, parenthesis and writing for different purposes.

Science – Forces
RE         – Christianity
CLASP –  Group a - Fitbox - (Off site activity at the Hub)
                 Group b - Cooking

Jigsaw-  Healthy Me
This year, we will continue to follow our Jigsaw scheme as we learn about the world around us. Our focus this term will be on our physical and mental health as we learn about the ways in which our bodies can stay healthy. We will consider what it means to have healthy habits and learn how we can build these in different ways.

Week 1: Smoking

Week 2: Alcohol

Week 3: Emergency aid

Week 4: Body image

Week 5: My relationship with food

Week 6: Healthy me

Spelling and maths homework will be given out on a Friday and should be returned the following Thursday. If a child’s homework is not handed in during morning registration then they will complete missing homework in the afternoon during their CLASP session.

Special Events in Opal Class

Feb 2024 - Manchester Theatre trip to watch Madagascar

Summer 1 - Trip to Burtonwood heritage museum

Summer 2 - Trip to New Brighton Beach



Your children will be in groups for Read Write Inc according to the sounds they know.

Here are some useful links for phonics games that can be completed on a laptop or tablet.

For more information, please click here.

Websites to support your child in their learning:
More Information

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