Pankhurst Class

Welcome to Pankhurst Class

PankhurstWelcome to Pankhurst class! We are one of the year 5 classes and are taught by Mrs Sadler ably assisted by Mrs O’Keefe . We are also lucky enough to have Miss Blunt teaching RE once a week and Mr C and Mrs Pinnock teaching us on Monday afternoons.

In Pankhurst we aim to show excellent behaviour for learning having fun along the way. We do our best to follow the school values and are learning to be good citizens of the world.

Term 4’s learning

This term's theme is called "Alchemy Island” and will be based on a magical journey to Alchemy Island. We will be writing fantasy narrative’s (Passing through portals to other worlds). Geography learning will be based around reading and using map co-ordinates.

In addition, we will find out about the properties of the materials found on Alchemy Island and create a floor book around our science lesson. We will be creating musical scores for film or video games based on Alchemy Island. We will also be exploring electrical circuits, designing and making a light to lead our way across the island.

In RE we will look at the theme of Salvation and The Resurrection in the build up to Easter.

We will continue to learn some Spanish- bienvenido a la escuela de Freeman’s



Year 5 have had a fantastic start to the school year. We have been working with numbers up to 1 000 000 ; launched into our Time Traveller topic; begun swimming ( quite a few children have already moved up a group) and are reading and writing diary entries in English.  We would like to thank those parents who have been helping us with the walk to and from swimming and if anyone would like to accompany us on our upcoming visit to Wellingborough Museum please contact the year 5 team.

Boat 1

Pankhurst Class have had a very busy day. First we investigated friction, then we learnt how to streamline objects. This afternoon we have made boats in preparation for our sailing competition .

Boat 2

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We had a fantastic time at The Houses of Parliament - even holding an election. We also visited the National Portrait Gallery where we saw some amazing Tudor paintings.

Pankhurst class have looked at the paintings of Hans Holbien ; explored the minature paintings popular in Tudor Times and looked at portraits of Henry the Eighth. Following this we mixed water colours to create skin tones and painted our own minatures. 


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Pankhurst's boys all prepared for a days work on the farm - living history at its best.


Here come the girls.

How you can help

Please continue to support your child by encouraging them to read widely and frequently.  In addition, help them to learn their spellings (these will be on the class blog every week). Ensuring that your child is fluent with their multiplication tables is also incredibly beneficial for them. There are lots of ways that these facts can be practised; chanting, singing, games, apps, web sites or simply writing them out.

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Home Learning

Year 5 are given weekly homework that is set on a Wednesday and handed back in for marking on Monday. This consists of either a topic based activity, maths or English. The children are also given weekly spellings to learn, which are tested on a Monday. Children are expected to read every day and their reading diary should be signed by an adult five times a week. This should be handed in every day.

School Address

Freeman's Endowed CE Junior Academy

Westfield Road



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