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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!

Home Learning

Hello all, below you will find a selection of work for you to access. There are a mixture of tasks to complete and you have been given an exercise book to use for this work. These are not required to be brought back into school, however it would be super useful to make sure you are completing at least one or two tasks per day.
If you’ve been doing to some topic or science, some Maths or English, or even just delving in to a good book – send me some pictures through our class page email – missing you all! Keep learning!

Miss Watkins 🙂

the 19.04.20 update:
1. Hello, it is time for some home learning again. Don’t worry if you have not seen some of these topics before – I will help you along the way! I have uploaded a link to spellingframe.co.uk for you to continue practicing your Y5/6 words through a range of games!
2. We would have been starting our new science topic this term of Living Things and Their Habitats and our new topic of Extreme Survivors, so I have included some tasks based on these too! But don’t worry, there are some Maths, English and reading tasks to do, too.

Stay safe!

the 06.07.20 update:

Hey everyone! I hope you are all still doing well – I am so excited to see you all on Wednesday the 8th July! I have uploaded some more work for you to be going through – this will more than likely be the last work I upload for you before the summer holidays! How is it that time already?! I’d like to say a big well done for what you have been doing at home and also a big thank you to the parents and families for helping you too! You’ve all been great! 


Times table games   Maths activity booklet   Maths Zone – UKS2   Mini Maths
BBC Bitesize

I have compiled some Maths Display posters for each topic – you know all about equivalent fractions and you will need to carry on using them to help you with these 🙂

Add and subtract fractions
Add fractions within 1
Add 3 or more fractions
Add fractions
Add mixed numbers
Add fractions 
Add fractions word problems 
Ordering fractions
Subtract fractions


This week would be the last of Summer term 1. I have uploaded some summer themed activities for this week for the you to have a look. Stay safe!
Summer themed Maths activity booklet 


Hi guys, thought it would be super useful these weeks to brush up on our basic operations, such as dividing and multiplying. I have uploaded some sheets for you, there are short burst tasks, but they will be useful!

Y5 multiply 4 digits by 1 digit
Y5 multiply by 2 digits (area model)
Y5 multiply 2 digits by 2 digits 
Y5 multiply 3 digits by 2 digits
Y5 multiply 4 digits by 2 digits
Y5 divide 4 digits by 1 digit (no remainder)
Y5 divide by 1 digit (with remainders)


Flashback 4 – Fractions
WRM Equivalent Fractions 
WRM Improper fractions to mixed numbers
WRM Mixed numbers to improper fractions
WRM Number sequences 
WRM Order and compare (less than 1)
WRM Order and compare (greater than 1)

Maths revision practice book


Writing task 1: ‘Advertise your town’     Writing task 2: ‘The Ascent’
Writing task 3: ‘Film review’    Writing task 4: ‘Letter to your MP’
Writing task 5: ‘Continue the story’    Writing task 6: ‘Ancient Myths’


Keep writing – your writing mats are further down the page for the orange, blue and yellow expectations!
I have also linked Pobble365 for you to browse and find a picture that triggers your creativity and writing. The pictures also have a range of story starters or ideas for you to follow too!

It is also important to keep revising that SPaG! Use the mats below to do this 🙂

SPaG Mat 1   SPaG Mat 2    SPaG Mat 3    SPaG Mat 4


Summer themed English activity booklet


Hello everyone – I hope you have had a lovely half term break, for this term I have added some revision for English onto the class page to help you brush up further on your grammar, spelling and punctuation. Below is a PDF version of a revision guide for you to take you time working through :). Please keep using Pobble 365 for a writing tool. 

English Revision Guide: Whole Book


Hi Year 5, I have uploaded some more English resources for you to push some creativity and have a go at a range of writing styles and mini tasks!

Adverbs of possibility     Relative clause
Task one   Task two   Task three   Task four   Task five

Conjunctions and Prepositions
Task one   Task two   Task three   Task four    Task five

Summer SPaG Mats:

One    Two    Three    Four    Five    Six 


Reading Guidance  Fiction Revision Mat 
Non-Fiction Revision Mat  Poetry Revision Mat

It is really important to keep reading to expand your vocabulary and explore a range of texts. This will help your comprehension skills; if you continue to build on these skills now, the better they will be for Year 6. Try this comprehension below.

Reading Booklet   Answer Booklet   Mark Scheme
Fiction Reading Booklet   Answer Booklet    Mark Scheme 

This week there is some non-fiction reading for you based on Brazil!
Brazil Reading Booklet   Answer Booklet   Mark Scheme 


I have uploaded some factual reading comprehensions for you to try this week based on events that have happened recently and simply about the garden – due to the lovely weather! These are differentiated reading sheets and questions: 
Group 1: You should complete the one star* task.
Group 2 & 3: You should complete the two star** task.
Group 4: You should complete the three star*** task.

Eid-al-Fitr Reading Comprehension 
75th Anniversary VE day Reading Comprehension 
All About the Garden Reading Comprehension 

Pentecost Reading Comprehension 
Stephen Hawking Reading Comprehension 
Mythical Stories Reading Comprehension 

Poetry Reading Comprehension
Poetry Booklet    Answer Booklet      Mark Scheme
Non-Fiction Reading Comprehension
Non-Fiction Booklet    Answer Booklet    Mark Scheme

Topic / Science

Science – Living things and their habitats – you could put your own spin on this and look for things in your environment, such as your garden on if you go for some exercise with your family! See what you can find and discover!

Lesson 1: New Plants
Parts of a flower activity      Parts of a flower cards      Pollination 

Lesson 2: New Plants
Advantages and Disadvantages        Taking cuttings

Life Cycle Game      Life Cycle Research

Rabbit Life Cycle    Platypus Life Cycle     Kangaroo Life Cycle


Similar to the English, I have uploaded a PDF version of a science revision guide for you too! This book covers all science topics you will have learned about through school, and some topics you may visit in Y6! 🙂

Science Revision Guide

Space themed science activities 

TopicExtreme Survivors – there is a lot of research around this subject that can be done! Get creative and make some posters and some art based around some of these animals that adapt to extreme environments and surroundings.

Comparing desert animals    Pollution art

Animal Adaptation Activity Sheet     Animal Adaptation Fact Sheet

Animal Adaptation Research Sheet      Animal Characteristics

Banksy Art

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Year 5 Routines:

Staffing – Miss Watkins is the Class Teacher and will be supported by Mrs Wray. Mrs Grayson shall also be providing 1:1 support in the classroom.

Reading – We will listen to your child read in our guided groups or whole class reading at least once per week. Your child may also read to an adult on a one to one basis during the week.  Each day your child will bring home their independent reading book. Your child is expected to read for at least 20 minutes each day, to support this we would encourage you to read with your child daily and log this in their Home-School contact book so that we know reading has been completed.  These will be signed by Miss Watkins every Friday. They will be able to change the book as often as they want as long as they have completed a book review. The class also have access for a wide range of books in our classroom reading corner and in our school library.

English – In Year 5, English is taught through the Power of Reading programme and the national curriculum expectation for spelling, grammar and punctuation, or ‘SPaG’. Outcomes are differentiated in the class as expectations are different for different groups. The children work to an orange, blue or yellow success criteria. The writing expectations for these criteria’s can be found below and used at home to support homework or other learning. 

Orange SC      Blue SC     Yellow SC

Homework – Homework books will be sent home on a Friday.  Homework is sent home weekly and will be a mixture of Spelling, English and Maths work.  Please make sure that you return the books to school by the following Friday.

P.E. – PE will be on a Monday and a Friday.  Please make sure that your child has a white t-shirt, dark shorts and plimsolls. On a Wednesday, PE will be led by a PE coach. We have PE led by Miss Watkins on a Friday afternoon. Please note that in Spring Term 2 there shall be no P.E on Friday as we have the exciting opportunity to work with the dance teacher on a Wednesday morning.


The Science and Topics covered in Year 5 are:

PSHE & Wellbeing

This year our school are focussing how we can ensure that everyone is taking care of their mind and their wellbeing. We have been looking at, in our ‘Wellbeing Wednesday’ worships, the five ways to well being. We have introduced a new way of teaching PSHE this year; this is called Jigsaw.In our classroom we have an area for us to take some time to reflect on our wellbeing and where we can keep our minds calm. We also have an emotions board for us to reflect on our we are feeling and talk to a Mood Monitor if we need too! This could be positive, or maybe when we need a little ‘pick me up’ when we are feeling a bit blue. We are using our emotions board very effectively and can add any new emotions on throughout the year!

Wider School Community

In Year 5, we have lots of exciting opportunities within our school.

Some of us are able to be a part of the school Mini Police, School Council, Faith Followers and Junior Online Safety Officers!