Mr Colbert's Class 2021 - 2022

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Welcome to Year 5!


Summer 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 term, 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 near the end of year 5, we will be following themes from our Class Book The Darkest Dark, by Chris Hadfield.

The Darkest Dark: 9781101918623: Books


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

In Science, we will be studying materials and their properties by invstigating absorption, electrical conductivety, thermal conductivity, magnetism, freazing and boiling points.

Properties of materials – introduction — Science Learning Hub

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.



After completing our journey around the world in Geography we will be investigating trade and links between countries, exploring where our products come from, imports and exports  and the chocolate supply train (an area which will surely interest everyone). We will also expore the idea of Fair Trade. 

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In History we truly become historical researchers as we investigate famous people from our local area, judging their significance in history. This will include Clarice Cliff, Reginald Mitchell, Josiah Wedgwood, Arnold Bennett, and even Robbie Williams, to name but a few

    A potted history of The Potteries | Watercolour World

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: 16th May 2022

EnglishWe will be retelling events from our class story (The Hunter by Paul Geraghty) using a variety of sentence types.

Maths - This week we will be continuing our study of converting measures.

Science - We continue our science topic on materials.

Geofraphy -  Within our geography lesson, we will be studying Australasia.

Art - We will be continue our retro-futurism art work that links well with our English book about space.

RE - We will be exploring the impact of certain beliefs on a Hindu's life.

ICT - We will be looking at how to use microsoft word in detail.

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

PE - This week we will have PE on a Tuesday and Thursday 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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