Welcome to The Orangutans!

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The class teacher is Miss Furness.

The teaching assistant is Miss Jones.

Please click on the following link to view the parent transition information for The Orangutans

Please click on the following link to view the curriculum map for The Orangutans

This term, our themes for learning are ‘Active Earth’ and ‘The Romans.” We will be exploring the structure of the Earth and find out what causes volcanoes and earthquakes. We will also be looking at The Romans and how they impacted Britain, as well as our home town of Chester!

Knowledge Organisers

Please see a more detailed overview of the learning in some areas of the wider curriculum. These knowledge organisers are shared with the children and provide parents with an opportunity to go through some of the key learning at home. In particular, we would ask that you support the children with their understanding of the key vocabulary for each curriculum area, as outlined in the knowledge organisers.

At Acresfield, we have 7 key principles that underpin our curriculum intent. Please open the following link:

To see how these principles are threaded through this term’s curriculum, please open the following link:

Our school values are Respect, Resilience & Responsibility.

Our British Values Focus this Term

In our assemblies this term our British values will link to our school values of The Rule of Law and Tolerance for Others.

In class, our focus will be on the British values Individual Liberty and Tolerance of Those with Different Faiths and Beliefs. We will explore these values through our R.E. lessons in which we will study the religion of Islam and the ways that Muslims practise their religion. In our PSHCE lessons, we will be exploring human rights and identify languages and behaviours that conflict with our these rights.


One of the seven outcomes we would like from our curriculum is for the children to develop their understanding of what it means to live in a diverse society such as Britain. To support that this term, we will be studying the religion of Islam and how Muslims incorporate religious practice into their everyday lives. We will also be looking at different types of marriage in our PSHCE lessons.

Parent Support Booklets

Please click on the following links for more information about the curriculum in Year 5 and ways you can support your child at home.

Year 5 Maths Parent Support Booklet

Year 5 Reading Parent Support Booklet

Year 5 Writing Parent Support Booklet