Mr Colbert's Class 2021 - 2022

Miss Crowther-Green

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Welcome to Year 5!


Spring Term 2022

Welcome to Year 5! 

My name is Mr Colbert and I will be teaching year 5 this academic year.

I am really looking forward to working with you all and ensuring that your children have a successful and enjoyable year. This is my 13th year of teaching and I have spent 3 years of that time working within year 5. I have also taught for many years in year 6, so I have a secure understanding of what is expected of them for this academic year and in the future.

As I have only recently joined Alsager Highfields, I understand that many of you will have some questions regarding this academic year. As a parent of two children myself, I also understand how important it is to feel secure in the knowledge that our children are receiving the best education. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

This year, we have some fantastic activities planned. You can discover what we are learning each week, right here on our class page. Additionally, you can access our Yearly Overview Curriculum Planner by following the links below to see all of the exciting topics that we will be covering.

Our class page will also have lots of other useful information and links to follow so please make use of them.

Curriculum Overview

As we enter Year 5 in full swing, we will be following themes from our Class Book Roof Toppers, by Katherine Rundell. 

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Read the blurb below to discover more...

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Roof Toppers is an exciting, page-turning book that I am very much looking forward to reading and sharing with you. 

We will be using our class story to enhance and support our writing this term.

In Science, we will be studying forces, including the the laws that Isaac Newton discovered and how forces interact with each other in the world that we live in. 

Isaac Newton: Who He Was, Why Google Apples Are Falling

As we move between our topics, in History we will be delving into The Ancient Egyptians (I am extremely excited as this topic is a personal favourite of mine), discovering mummification methods, rituals, how they lived and much, much more.

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When we approach our Geography topic, we will be using our map reading knowledge to learn about different locations and identify a variety of both physical and human characteristics.

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Our History Topic has created fantastic links to Art and DT, as we will be creating our very own Death Masks and get creative with clay. We will also endeavour to focus on some French Artwork, in line with our Class Story Roof Toppers.

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For further information about topics to be covered this year, please find the Autumn Term planner attached.


Our PE lessons this half term will be on a Tuesday and Friday afternoon. Please make sure you come into school on both of those days in your school PE Kit.

As a reminder for general PE kit:

Suitable footwear (trainers), green shorts or skort (or jogging bottoms when weather permits) all with the school logo, as well as a tshirt in your house team colour. 


During our PPA this year (every Wednesday afternoon) you will have French and Music taught by Mrs Riley.




Homework will be sent home every week on a Friday and is expected to be completed by the following Thursday. Details of the weekly homework can be found on the Brain Builder, which you can find attached to our class page. Homework will include spellings on Spelling Shed and timestables on Timestables Rockstars, both of which are tested on Friday. Maths is set online using MyMaths or Purple Mash; Grammar skills can be completed in the book sent home. If your child is experiencing difficulty in accessing online homework then please do let me know.


Water Bottles

Staying hydrated massively helps to maintain concentration levels. So, please ensure your child brings their water bottle to school every day and that it is clearly identifiable. At the end of each day, please take your bottle home and wash and refill it for the next day.

Reading Record Diaries

Reading is a wonderful activity that helps to increase your vocabulary, which will support you across all aspects of school. Additionally, it will help to expand your horizons and improve your learning so please aim to read at least four times a week at home.  As you make your way through Year 5, we would like you to gain more independence as you record in your diary what you have read, recording what you have read as well as the page numbers so you don't loose your place. You may also like an adult at home to leave a comment or sign that you have read. If adults at home could sign Reading Diaries weekly, it would be much appreciated.

Please remember to bring your reading records into school every day as I love to discuss what you have read and to give me ideas on what to read next.

Our Weekly Learning Journal

WB: 17th January 2022

EnglishIn the book Rooftoppers, Charles and Sophie soon enter France, and in particular Paris. We will continue to explore perusasive writing, including leaflet about famous French food. After reading about them, we will be tempting people to visit Paris within a persuasive leaflet.

Maths - We will continue to use Maths No Problem; this week we will be focusing on solving a variety of mathematical problems within our fractions unit. This will also include reviewing our times tables and we will continue our daily focus on arithmetic.

Science - We continue our new topic on Forces this week. We will be exploring how levers and cogs help within mechanisms.

History -  Following on with our work Ancient Egyptians, we will be exploring Ancient Egyptian artefacts.

Art - Our art sessions will be based around the artistic style of pointillism 

RE - This week we will focus on Hinduism.

ICT - We will begin our work on creating games.

French - This term Mrs Riley will be teaching us French and Music.

PE - This week we will have PE on a Tuesday and Friday so remember your PE kits and please make sure they are suitable for the days weather. (Further information regarding PE kits can be found above).

Reading - Each day we will be reading during our Guided Reading sessions. We will start our group novels, which will follow with comprehension questions the following day.

Let's see if we can create any Word Millionaires with our reading!


Dates for your Diary/ Information

Please complete homework using Spelling Shed and My Maths where everyone will receive their individual tasks.

Times Tables Rock Star is also a fantastic way to practice times tables, ready for our weekly Friday tests. 

If there are any problems with logging on, please don't hesitate to let me know.


If you require any further information about or have any questions, please  let me know. I can be contacted through the school office using the email address or phone number below:

01270 882472









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