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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 ūüôā

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!


Times table games   Maths activity booklet   Maths Zone РUKS2   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 ūüôā

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 



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 ūüôā

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


Summer themed English activity booklet


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 


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 CyclePlatypus Life CycleKangaroo Life Cycle

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

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Year 5 Routines:

Staffing ‚ÄstMiss 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 РWe 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 РHomework 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. РPE 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!