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Year 5

Use the links below to access your TT Rockstars and Abacus accounts. Use these to keep up with your Maths skills.


Happy Easter Year 5!


Below you will find a document with 42 different activities for you to have a go at over the next two weeks. Take pictures, record evidence in your home learning book and have fun with them.


Remember, if you go outside, stay a safe distance away from people and don't go too far from your house.


Be safe and I hope to see you again soon.

For the work set in previous weeks, see the link below.

Class Reader


Click the link below for a series of videos where I read a story to you. I hope you enjoy it. Look out for new chapters each day.


Monday 20th April 2020

This week's foundation tasks are 




Don't forget to spread these tasks across the week, don't just do them on Monday.


Tuesday 21st April 2020

Wednesday 22nd April 2020

Thursday 23rd April 2020

Friday 24th April 2020



Times Tables


Want to listen to a story?


Audible is offering free access to some of their audiobooks, whilst the schools are shut. Click on the link to go to their website and enjoy delving into the literary world.


Year 5 Spring 2

Thank you for all of your hard work this term. Please see above for home learning work, while the school is closed for the foreseeable future.


Stay safe and I look forward to seeing you again soon.


Mr. Bernard


Dates for your diary:



School Closed



Please have a look at our E-Safety pages and check that your child is being safe online at home. We do our best in school to educate about online safety, but if this is enforced at home as well, we can really help protect your children. We have had a focus on E-Safety recently, especially as it was Safer Internet Day on 11th February. Click the link below to see the children's E-Safety page on the school website.


Below there are many links and resources to help with different areas of Year 5. There are videos related to our topic, Maths related help and details on uniform and homework expectations.

Meet the Teacher 2019

Year 5 Timetable 2019 - 2020

Year 5 Curriculum Map 2019 - 2020



Our PE lessons will be every Monday (inside) and Friday (outside) but in case there is a change in the timetable, please ensure PE kit is kept in school every day and only taken home to be washed at half term, or unless it is really dirty. We ensure kit is taken home at the end of every half term to be washed. If we complete a particularly muddy lesson, then we will send kit home then as well.




Please ensure that the correct uniform is worn to school each day and that school shoes are worn, not trainers. The uniform code can be found on the school website, or a copy can be obtained from the school office.


PE kit should consist of a blue t-shirt, navy shorts and trainers. In wet weather, your child may want to have a spare pair of socks, that are different from the ones they wear during the rest of the day. In cold weather, your child may want to wear a tracksuit and also their jumper/cardigan. Some children also like to wear a set of thermal 'skins'. These can be worn underneath the regular kit, in the cold weather.


Thank you.


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We are using the Abacus Maths scheme in our lessons. Please find below the planned lessons for this half term. Please use this to provide extra support to your child at home.


Maths is not the easiest subject for some people at school and it can take time for us to see the value in learning the subject and to get our heads around some of the concepts. Below are some useful sites to practice using the different strategies that we use in class.


Feel free as well to get hold of the CGP Maths books. These are a great resource for going through clear maths questions and they lay them out in an easy to read format. There is a range of different books, some that go together like a textbook and then a question book.

Europe: A Study of the Alpine Region

Where Do Mountains Come From? | Geology for Kids

Regions of Europe - The Alps - Visit Europe

The Alps | Geography - Ecosystems and Biomes



Every child in the school is given weekly tasks to complete at home. Please ensure that the maximum amount of effort is put into completing these tasks, as they will help inform your child's learning in class and some may also form the basis of some lessons. If your child can complete these tasks independently, it will give a true reflection of their knowledge, however, we are also supportive of parents helping their children if they become stuck on a task. If you or your child feel that the homework is a little difficult, please come and talk to me before the due date, so we can discuss if extra support can be provided to them.


Your child will receive each week: Maths, English, Spellings, Timestables and Reading.


Please ensure that presentation in homework books is of the standard expected in your child's school books. It is important that the homework is neat and legible. This will foster the same attitude to work completed in lessons and shows their pride in their work. 


Homework handout day: Thursday

Homework due day: Tuesday


(Should there be any problem with meeting the weekly deadline, please speak to me, or send a message to me through the office, before Tuesday.)

A Message from Mr Bernard


On a personal note, I want to thank everyone for the year so far. I know this is a tough time at the moment and I want to wish you all the best. If you have any concerns, please get in contact with the school and someone will endeavour to be of service. Check back with the school app and Studybugs for all of the latest information.


I hope to see you all soon and resume a normal teaching service. Stay safe and all the best.


Mr Bernard

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We watch Newsround in class, as a way of keeping the children up to date with what is going on in the world. They are a fantastic resource that explains difficult topics in a clear, safe and easily accessible way. Their website has lots of useful articles for your child to read and engage with. Click on the logo above to go to their site.