Indigo Class 2020 - 2021

Mrs O’Connor

Indigo Class Teacher

Welcome Indigo Class! 

A phrase I hear regularly is ‘Pear Tree is a family’ and I would like to emphasise the importance of this. I have believed in this even more strongly during lockdown. The support you give your child both in and out of school is paramount to their development. I welcome and would like to thank you in advance for your support and I hope this year sees the children making plenty of links between school and home learning.  


Home learning is vital and regular home reading is key. Please encourage your child to record their home reading in their reading diary and we will check these on a weekly basis.  We also urge you to check the reading diary to ensure your child is reading regularly and understands the text. Being a fluent reader is important but understanding the meaning of unknown words is crucial. Please encourage your child to ask for meanings of new or unfamiliar words so these can form part of their vocabulary. 


Spellings will be introduced on Fridays and stuck in the reading diary. We will review these over the following week, so the children become familiar with spelling patterns as well as the words and meanings. They will be checked the following Thursday. 


Home Learning will be handed out every Thursday and checked the following Thursday. 


So, what will the Autumn term bring? Well, we will be ‘Cosmic Discoverers!’, travelling through space on two adventures- one based on reality, the other on our imagination. Our voyage of Cosmic discovery will be based around two books- ‘Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce and Where Once We Stood by Christopher Riley. 


For other curriculum areas please see this term’s Medium Term Plan at the bottom of the webpage. There are a selection of other documents you may find useful this term and during your child's time in Year Five. 

All that’s left to say is… 


'Don't ever count yourself out. You'll never know how good you are untill you try. Dream the impossible and then go out and make it happen. I walked on the moon. What can't you do?'

Gene Cernan- the last man on the moon.


Looking forward to dreaming the impossible with Indigo Class this term!

And remember 




Many Thanks 

Leanie O’Connor and the Year Five Team 


Indigo Class Long Term Plan

Indigo Class Medium Term Plan Autumn 1

Indigo Class Timetable

Year 5 and 6 Statutory spellings

Year Five recommended book list

Reading VIPERS- questions to improve reading

Year Five Basic Maths Facts

Class Welcome Meeting Powerpoint

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