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Rufford Park Primary School


Rufford Ave, Yeadon, Leeds LS19 7QR

0113 391 0906

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Oak Tree Class - Year 5


Welcome to our class page!

Year 5 - Oak Tree Class is taught by Mr Ranton with support from Mrs Hand, Miss Sanderson and Mr Fones. 

If you need to speak to us, please see us during drop-off times before/after school, email or call 0113 3910906 and we will respond as soon as possible. 

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Spring Curriculum Overview: Rivers and Mountains

  • English: Pupils will learning and using a range of skills through writing an adventure story, newspaper report and a balanced argument.
  • Reading: Our class reader 'King of the Cloud Forests' by Michael Morpurgo. Pupils will be reading through this text and answering a range of questions to support their comprehension. 
  • Maths: Continuing with multiplication and division, fractions, decimals and percentages.
  • Science: Properties and changes of materials.
  • Computing: Developing computing skills and knowledge. 
  • Music
  • Art: North American Art (landscapes).
  • Geography: Mountains and Rivers; To use maps and atlases to describe and understand key aspects of physical geography. To describe and understand key aspects of human geography.  
  • PE: Tag Rugby and Hockey (Fisical sports coach); Dance and Football.
  • RE: What do Christians believe about Jesus’ death and resurrection? and How does growing up bring responsibilities?
  • PSHE: Rights and responsibilities and Keeping myself safe.
  • French: All in a day; time and the school week and Let's visit a French town.


This year, along side our school curriculum, we plan to focus on...

  1. Reading for pleasure – sharing book tips with our friends and discovering new favourite writers.
    Click here for a wonderful list of recommended reads for Year 5 children!

          Click here if you're looking for book recommendations for children who  have been hooked in by a particular series or author and are ready to branch out?

  1. Becoming more resilient by taking risks with our learning – both inside and outside the classroom (e.g. through drama or school trips). 
  2. Reflecting on our work and learning from our mistakes (FAIL = First Attempt In Learning!). 
  3. Improving our handwriting and presentation.


Our Weekly Routines

Home Reading: This will be central to your child’s progress this year. The expectation in Year 5 is that pupils read for 10 - 15 minutes, 5 times per week. Please record the book and page number in your child’s home reading record. Finished books will need to be handed in on a Friday to be changed the following Monday. 

Spellings: Pupils will be introduced to a weekly spelling pattern on a MondayThey will complete a range of activities throughout the week, in school, relating to this spelling pattern.

Homework: This will be issued on a Friday and returned the following Friday. Please encourage your child to check the basics carefully (neat handwriting, capital letters, full stops) and to take pride in their presentation.


PE: Oak Tree Class have PE on a Monday and Wednesday. On these days, children will need to come to school in their PE kits (including suitable footwear) and will stay in their kits all day. They may also wear a school jumper or Rufford Park hoodie. Please ensure your child has removed earrings/jewellery before school or can do so independently before PE lessons.


Click here for Oak Tree Class 2019 - 2020 highlights...

Click the link below for last year's blog...