Year 5 - Birch Class 2020 - 2021

Mr Parker

Mr Parker

Birch Class Staff


In Birch Class we have many adults who work with the children.

Here are our key adults:

  • Mr Parker – Class Teacher
  • Miss Lamont- Trainee TA
  • Mr Steen– PPA Teacher
  • Mrs Thomas – Midday assistant

Autumn 2

Do we always need a happy ending?

We are looking at 3 main books this half term, 'Jinnie Ghost' by Berlie Doherty, which will help us improve our vocabulary through poetry, 'Hansel and Gretel' by Neil Gaiman, which is a much darker version of this traditional tale, and 'The Lost Happy Endings' by Carol Anne Duffy. We will be exploring language choice throughout this half term, as well as exploring the Anglo-Saxons in our history.



Our PE day is Monday. Due to our current provision in school, please ensure that your child comes into school dressed in their PE kit. We encourage children to dress appropriately for the weather.



At Westfield, we expect all children to complete five reading sessions a week. These should be recorded in each child’s individual reading diary. Pupils' diaries are checked every morning by the class teacher.



Every Monday, ten spellings will be given to the children to learn. These spellings will be introduced to the children through a discreetly taught spelling session. Children will be tested on these spellings on a Friday. Every child has a spelling map for each half term so that they can familiarise themselves with the planned learning. Our Autumn 2 spelling map can be found on this page.


Online Learning Resources

Our children have access to a range of online resources to aid their learning. Here are the links to some useful websites that children can use whilst not in school. All children are familiar with how to use these.


Bug Club:


Purple Mash:


Covid-19 Bubble Closure

In the event of our bubble having to close, Mr Parker will provide remote learning through Google Classroom. Every child has been given their own Gmail address. They are able to log onto our online classroom using these details.

It is a requirement that children access our remote learning platform on the days that they would usually attend school. It is important that good communication between school and parents/carers maintains during a bubble closure. We ask that all children respond to the daily task briefing on their Google Classroom homepage. This is so that Mr Parker can record who has been able to engage with the learning tasks.

If you have any questions, please contact the school office. 

Alternatively, you can contact Mr Parker directly via his school email

Files to Download

Year 5 - Birch Class: News items

Lockdown Newsletter 2, by Mrs Shepherd

Daily Remote Learning, by Mrs Shepherd

Christmas COVID 19 Guidance, by Mrs Shepherd

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Year 5 - Birch Class: Gallery items

Halton Reads Festival, by Mrs Shepherd

Year 5 - Birch Class: Calendar items

NSPCC Speak Out Stay Safe, by Mrs Shepherd

Class Photographs, by Mrs Shepherd

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