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Year 5

Welcome to Year Five!


Class teacher:  Miss J Gill

Support staff:  Mrs J Hunter and Miss H Chambers

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Hello year five!


Gosh, June already!!!


I hope you have been enjoying the sun with your families - remember to stay sun safe!!

I also hope that you have been managing to watch and complete the activities, which I set up links to below; I particularly recommend the Oak Academy online learning tutorials.  After a teaching video, you are asked to complete an activity and the teacher will explain and show you what a great answer would look like so you know immediately if you were on the right track!  You do not need to print any materials out, you can just use a pen, pencil and paper to have a go.  The videos - for English and Maths - cover all of the year five objectives which I would have taught you, this weeks learning is week 6 - head to the website, click year five and then schedule

As we now know, year five pupils will not be returning to school immediately (except for key worker families) so I will add further supplementary activities for you to have a look at - they are not compulsory - but I think you will enjoy doing them; please do not get worried or anxious about completing online learning.  I will add links to some webpages that will help you complete your ancient Greek topic books - I can't wait to see them.


Hopefully, it will not be too long before I see you again, take care.


Miss Gill




White Rose Maths – Home learning – year five


Daily maths videos that teach the lessons I should be teaching!  The lessons follow the year five curriculum for the summer term; worksheets to support learning can be printed and completed plus answer sheets are available. There may be some concepts from the previous term, which the site expects you to know (percentages), so looking for ‘Introduction to percentages’ activities on My Maths or YouTube will help although I am confident a lot of you can work it out for yourselves!



BBC Bitesize daily lessons year five –


BBC Bitesize has provided a programme of weekly, dated activities for you to have a look at.  Although some of the lessons are not usually taught during year five in school - for example the ancient Egyptians – there is sufficient information provided during the video and within the supplementary reading material for you to improve your knowledge of this interesting and exciting historical period.  After each video and quiz, there are suggested activities for you to complete. 



Department of Education - Oak Academy learning tutorials –


The Department of Education has provided a useful resource to support home learning.  I would suggest that when you reach the homepage; select the ‘Subject’ tab then Year Five.  You will find three options - English, Foundation (topic work) and Maths.  The English and maths lessons provide a daily video and online activity for you to complete over the course of the week.  Again, some of the foundation subjects are not in line with what would be taught in our school however they are definitely worth a look.  If you are planning to complete all activities, there is a ‘Schedule’ for you to follow (refer to tab on the homepage.)


The following link will take you to the Top Marks website:

Have a go at playing 'hit the button' and practice halving, doubling, multiplication and division facts - don't forget squared numbers.



Please do not forget testbase and assertive mentoring maths sheets that the children can complete, it would really help if the children were practicing taught basic skills.

(See the Testbase numeracy tab below.)


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Kindness Assembly.


The National Oak Academy have provided weekly assemblies for children to watch and enjoy covering topics like resilience and togetherness.  Last week, the Duchess of Cambridge contributed to their assembly on 'Kindness'.  I would encourage you to watch the assembly in order to understand the importance of being kind to those around us and the effects warm words have upon those who are feeling vulnerable.  It is also very important to talk to people around you if you need support or are not feeling very happy.  Everyday, do something which makes you feel happy.

The Literacy Counts website is offering free downloadable parent home packs for each year group with a particular reference to literacy and reading. Click on the PDF link below:

Power Maths have created Power Maths Summer Home Editions for children to work through at home. These are made up of Textbook and Practice Book pages from all three terms, which you may find useful:


The archdiocese has very kindly provided some activities for home learning for our current topic.

We have some fabulous singers in our school - if you feel like being a part of the world's largest choir, have a look at this...
J.K. Rowling's 'The Ickabog' and competition...
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