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Eaves Primary School

Eaves Lane, Marshalls Cross,
St Helens, Merseyside WA9 3UB

01744 812700

Reading Maths Writing

In reading, we have been looking at Clockwork by the famous author, Philip Pullman. We have really enjoyed discussing the characters we have already been introduced to but also the atmosphere created by the author during the first few chapters. Now the story is beginning to reveal itself, we are excited to read on...


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In maths, we began the year by dusting off the cobwebs with some diagnostic tests to see what we could remember after the summer!

We soon moved on to place value, working towards recognising numbers up to 1,000,000 and identifying the place value of each digit. We will be using this knowledge to count up and down in powers of 10, 100, 1000 etc. and then apply this to addition, subtraction, multiplication and division calculations over the next few weeks.

In Year 5, times table facts are vital and these will continue to be honed each day. At home, make sure these are being practised as and when possible as it will really benefit every one of the class.


Here are some games to help you learn your tables!




In writing, we watched a short animation about a lighthouse and what was almost a disaster at sea. To explore our writing skills, we recounted the events as the lighthouse keeper. 

We then looked in depth at word classes, learning about concrete, abstract and collective nouns before exploring subject-verb agreement.

We then read a book called The Tin Forest by Helen Ward, comparing two similar, yet very different at the same time, settings and using our descriptive writing skills to describe each in turn. We found it very interesting to read out some of our descriptive phrases as, though we were describing the same setting, our imaginations led to some looking at the forest from very different angles!


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