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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 Carey

Miss J Carey


Miss J Carey

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.

Beside the sea homework activities grid


Recent Terms Archive



This half term we will be learning all about coasts and what happens to the land overtime causing erosion and land features. We will also be going on a field trip to New Brighton where we will analysis the costal barriers and use geography skills with some mapwork. After our work we will enjoy some time on the beach with traditional games and a picnic.

To improve our writing further we will focus on story writing using the Michal Morpurgo story - ‘‘The Giant’s Necklace which will allow us to dive into a world of suspense using descriptive writing and speech.

Science – Humans and Animals
RE         – Sikhism
CLASP –  Group a - Sports with Mr Riley
                 Group b - Dance/Fitness with Miss Rebecca

Jigsaw-  Changing Me

Our Jigsaw topic this term is ‘Changing Me’ and we will be learning about the changes we will face as we grow older.

Year 5

Session 1: Self and Body Image

Session 2: Puberty for girls

Session 3: Puberty for boys

Session 4: Conception

Session 5: Looking ahead

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

April 24th - Trip to Burtonwood heritage museum

June 19th - 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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