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Year 5

Mrs Moorby-Lewis & Mrs Davies

 Mrs Rhodes

Welcome to our Ash Class webpage. We hope this page will help you find any information you need about class routines and what we are learning this year. If you have any questions, please contact me via the school email address:



Mrs Moorby-Lewis









Mrs Davies

Hello, I am Mrs Moorby-Lewis and I will be teaching Ash class on Monday - Thursday this year. I have taught in Key Stage 2 for fourteen years, and have taught at The Pines since 2015. When I am not working, I love dancing, playing hockey and watching football. I also love listening to music and playing my flute and piano. My favourite thing to do is visit new places with my family. I am really looking forward to teaching Year 5 again this year and I can't wait to see what we'll achieve together in Ash Class.  


Meet the Teacher Presentation - September 2023

Class Routines

Our main classroom door for the start and end of the school day is at the back of the classroom opening onto the driveway.


Classroom doors open at 8:40am and the school day ends at 3:10pm. 


 Our regular PE lessons are as follows:

Indoor PE - Thursday

Outdoor PE - Monday

On these days, children should come to school wearing their PE kit. 



Current Learning: 

Our topic in Year 5 this term is 'Our World and Beyond'. As part of this, we will be spending the first half term learning about space, with a focus on our solar system. We will be learning about the Earth's movements, in relation to the sun, as well as the moon's movement in relation to the Earth. We will be learning about the other planets in our solar system and will be developing our understanding of the history of space travel. In English, we will be writing persuasive texts, linked to our theme of space, using a range of persuasive devices, such as exaggeration, emotive language and the rule of three. Our class novel for this term is 'Cosmic' by Frank Cottrell Boyce and we will be answering a range of questions linked to this text in our reading lessons. In Maths, we will continue with our work on fractions, decimals and percentages before moving on to our new unit: Area and Perimeter. In Science, we will be learning about animal classification, with a focus on the work of Carl Linnaeus. Our art unit will enable us to develop our understanding of working effectively with clay to create clay tiles. We will also be  studying the work of Peter Thorpe and using our knowledge of sketching and painting techniques to create space pictures in a similar style. PSHE lessons will focus on how to keep safe. As part of this, we will be looking at medicines and vaccinations and how to prevent diseases from spreading. In Music, we will be looking at the work of Gustav Holst, focusing on his 'The Planets' composition. We will be listening and responding to his work, before creating our own compositions and noting them down in the form of graphic scores. 



At the moment, we are particularly focusing on this learning:


Persuasion - We will be writing persuasive texts which encourage the reader to visit a particular planet. We will be focusing on the following features:

  • Exaggeration, including superlatives
  • Expanded noun phrases
  • Emotive Language
  • Rhetorical Questions
  • The rule of 3




Equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages

Area and Perimeter




Earth and Space

Living Things and their Habitats

Curriculum Overview

Home Learning

For information on Home Learning in Year 5 please see the guidance below:

Home Learning Guidance including project details for 'Our World and Beyond'

Star of the Week - Autumn Term


Star of the week in Ash is Acacia for her fantastic effort and skill in our tennis lessons. 



Leo is our Star of the Week for his amazing work in English, where he really took pride in his handwriting. Keep up the good work, Leo. 



Joey is our Star of the Week, for his fantastic PowerPoint presentation. The facts you've found are really interesting and the design features you've chosen look brilliant. Well done. 

Picture to come...




Ella is our Star of the Week, for her incredibly detailed lettering work in Art. Well done Ella - it looks great!




Libby is our Star of the Week, for some excellent writing based on the film, Alma. She has worked really hard to join her handwriting and has really pushed herself to include examples of the skills we have taught over the last few lessons. Keep it up!



Our Star of the Week is Jeorgie, for her wonderful writing, where she has included many of the skills we've been practising over the last two weeks. Well done!





Our Star of the Week is Ana, for her excellent responses to our reading comprehension questions. Keep up the great work!



Learning Showcase - March 2024

Home Learning Projects

World Book Day

Ash Class really enjoyed celebrating World Book Day and showcased some fantastic outfits!

Pictures of Our Learning