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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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Summer Curriculum Overview: Ancient Greece

  • English: Pupils will learning and using a range of skills through writing a myth, poem, leaflet and non-chronological report.
  • Reading: Our class reader 'Who let the Gods out?' by Maz Evans. Pupils will be reading through this text to support their reading fluency and answering a range of questions to support their comprehension. 
  • Maths: Continuing with decimals, properties of shapes, position and direction, converting units and volume.
  • Science: Earth and Space.
  • Computing: Programming: using a block-based programming language to explore count-controlled and infinite loops when creating a game and Film Development: developing ideas, capturing images and filming sequences and adding special effects..
  • Music: observe accuracy in pitch and rhythm before composing body percussion patterns. 
  • Art: Ancient Egyptian Death Masks.
  • History: Ancient Greece; Describe some of the religious beliefs of the Ancient Greeks. Understand when and where the Ancient Greeks lived. Retell some Ancient Greek myths. Compare the reliability of primary and secondary sources of Ancient Greek history. Place key events from Ancient Greek history in chronological order. Make connections between Ancient Greece and modern life.
  • Geography: Greece; Explain how Ancient Greece was affected by its geographical features. Use books and digital technology (e.g. Google Street View) to identify geographical features of modern Athens and compare it to Yeadon. Describe some of the differences between Athens and Sparta.
  • PE: Netball, athletics, tennis and rounders.
  • RE: How do Jews remember the Kings and Prophets in worship and life? How can people express spirituality?
  • PSHE: Growing and changing and being my best
  • French: Holidays and hobbies.


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, which needs to be brought into school everyday.

Finished books need to be returned to school, where they will be reviewed and changed. 

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 Wednesday and Thursday. 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 can cover their ear piercings/has removed ear piercings/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...