Canklow Woods Primary School

Canklow Woods Primary School

Part of White Woods Primary Academy Trust

Wood Lane, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S60 2XJ

01709 828405

Welcome to Class 5

The teachers in Class 5 are Mrs Morgan on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and Mrs Speed on a Thursday and a Friday.  Mrs Ronan supports in class all week. 

Our PE lessons this term is Swimming each Friday.

Please see a link for our Autumn class newsletter below 

Autumn 2 Learning

 This half term we will be learning about the Ancient Greeks in history.  We will be looking at evidence from  artefacts to determine how the Ancient Greek's may have lived.  In addition we will be investigating the legacies left by this fascinating society.  Our art work this half term will be influenced by our history studies and we will be creating our own vases, similar to those created by the Greeks with images representing our own lives. 

In writing we will be using the amazing work of the author Anthony Browne and his book 'Gorilla'.  We will begin by sentence stacking to retell this narrative before writing our own independent pieces.  Following that we will be writing a biography of Alexander the Great.

In maths we will be working on multiplication and division before moving onto area and perimeter using the White Rose Maths resources.

In our science lesson this half term we will be investigating the properties of materials and the theme for our PSHE lessons this half term is 'Valuing Difference'.

Key Dates this half term for Y5...

Friday 7th November pm  - Swimming

Friday 12th November pm  - Swimming

Monday 15th November - Odd Socks Day

Friday 19th November - Children in Need Day

Friday 19th November pm - Swimming

Friday 19th November pm - Parent consultations

Friday 26th November pm  - Swimming

Friday 26th November pm - Parent Consultations

Wednesday 1st December - Greek Day

Friday 3rd December  - Final swimming lesson

Thursday 15th December - Performance day

Friday 16th December - Christmas party


This half term we are reading the novel 'The boy at the bac k of the class'

This is the story about how one ordinary nine-year-old child and three classmates are full of empathy for Ahmet, a boy that comes to their school as a refugee from Syria (he is the boy at the back of the class).

Through their sensitivity, curiosity, ingenuity, bravery and innocent niceness, they make a massive impact on Ahmet’s life, friends, class, school, community and wider world. There’s a lovely lack of stereotyping on gender and backstory for the narrator, which adds to the message of not judging people before you know them.

An inspiring and sweet tale that will help children think about what it is to be a good person whatever your circumstances (the narrator is from a poor background with a single parent mum who struggles to make ends meet), and challenge prejudice and push for fairness, whenever possible.

This is a beautiful, open-hearted debut from Onjali Q Raúf that should help children be the best they can be and realise the power of kindness

Welcome to Class 5.  

Autumn term 1

We had a brilliant start to our new school year last half term.  We went on a fantastic trip to the National Space Museum and studied the artist Robert Rauschenberg and made our own printing blocks in his style.  We discovered how the solar system orbits our star the Sun and investigated why the Moon looks different at different times in the month.   In addition we have participated in a number of swimming lessons that we missed last year at Rotherham Leisure Centre.  Our reading on Myon has been exceptional and we are aiming to make sure that we continue this throughout this term.