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Welcome to Year 5

Welcome to our Year 5 page. Here you will find important information about our Class routines, curriculum and general information. Please scroll down to keep up to date with our class blog.

Our Year 5 Staff:

Miss Newton – Teacher

Mr Arthur – Teaching Assistant

Week Beginning 6/3/20 UPDATED

Hi Everyone! Hope you’ve had a lovely first week of the Easter holidays. Thank you to anyone that sent me a challenge – I was beaten for the first time! Well done to everyone for their efforts and I will continue to monitor TT Rockstars ready for more challenges. 

As promised, please see the answers below from the quiz:

  1. 8 planets
  2. David Walliams 
  3. No, it has three factors 1, 3 and 9.
  4. B) Chile
  5. Sven
  6. 22 -> 11 on each side
  7. Vincent Van Gogh
  8. Safe, Meet, Accepting, Reliable, Tell
  9. Japan (specifically Tokyo)
  10. Confusion

BONUS – I’m afraid of what I’m risking if I follow you (from Frozen 2, Into the Unknown)

If you are looking for some to do over the next week, you could design your own eggs in the house as your favourite character. You could compare them with a friend or have a competition in your house! If you do take part in this, please take pictures to put into your book or have an adult email us so I can see all of the fabulous designs.

Happy Easter from Miss Newton

Week Beginning 6/3/20

I hope you all got on well with the tasks I set you last week. This week, I completed a couple of videos for you to watch which includes a little quiz and information about TT Rockstars. Give them a watch and remember to stay safe – enjoy your Easter break! Miss Newton.

Week Beginning 30/3/20

Hello Everyone! I hope you are all well and working hard. Below are some updated activities for different areas of the curriculum with little explanations to complete this week. I will be updating this blog with different tasks to complete each week.

Maths- https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

The home learning lessons for Year 5 cover a range of concepts from throughout the year. Some the children will be familiar with, others will be brand new. The website has a learning video, an activity sheet and the answers to check them over afterwards.

Remember, TT Rockstars is available and once you’ve had some practise, challenge Miss Newton before you log off!

Spellings – the below links will take you to the spelling list for this week; the powerpoint that explains the key rule; and a word search for children to enjoy/ Children like to practise their spellings by playing spelling bingo, which is a fun way for them to remember each spelling.

Handwriting –

The above resource is an example of the handwriting scheme that we follow. Pick out the letters that you are least confident with (try a couple a day) and practise them on their own and then joined up to other letters. Challenge: Can you think of a word that includes your two letters for the day and write it out in your neatest handwriting? 

Reading – https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t2-e-41284-improving-your-reading-skills-with-vocabulary-victor-activity-pack

As well as reading a book from home, I would like the children to focus on vocabulary this week. In the link above is a pack that contains a PowerPoint to go through the skill and a range of activities linked to different texts. They also have the answers to check over their work at the end.

Writing – https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t2-e-383-figurative-language-poster

In their book, I would like the children to write a setting description based on the image below. Children should consider their level of vocabulary and ensure they have included a range of figurative language. Examples of this can be found in the link above.


Topic – https://schools.fairtrade.org.uk/resource/shorter-version-of-the-story-of-chocolate-8-mins/

Task 1: Watch the video above. Use this to create your own poster/leaflet/PowerPoint informing others of how chocolate is created is why it is important that people support fair-trade farmers.

Task 2: Use the images below, and any independent research you do, to create a comparisons grid based on the UK and Africa.


PE – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sX05HHni9Wk

The Body Coach releases live Youtube videos daily at 9am. Take part in it and record it in your home learning books to tell me what you enjoyed the most.

Fun activities:

Guinness World Record Quiz –


Skittles Experiment:


I promised the children I would let them watch and follow a couple of how to draw videos so I’ve attached the links below and can’t wait to see their sketches when they return!

Please remember to keep and record and work that you do – this can be in your home school book, on a worksheet and pictures to stick in your book.

Keep safe everyone and take care!

Miss Newton

Week Beginning 2.3.20

Maths – This week we have been focussing on converting mixed fractions to improper fractions and vice versa. We were super at this and some children even completed some very tricky problem solving and reasoning questions.

Literacy – This week we have written our linear procedural texts based on preparing for a trip to the rainforest. We were very excited about this and were very good at considering the audience and purpose of the text throughout.

Topic – In topic this week we have completed our final observational sketches, which are brilliant! It is clear to see that so much effort has gone into these sketches and our hard work has truly paid off! 

World Book Day – For World Book Day, Year 5 were lucky enough to have a surprise visitor to deliver a Shakespeare workshop. As part of this, we played charades to learn new vocabulary and acted out some of the scenes from The Tempest. We were also super impressed with the effort the children put into their outfits – see images below!

REMINDER – Bikeability starts Mondays so please remember a bike and helmet (and that the brakes work). 

Week Beginning 24.2.20

Maths – In Maths this week we have been focussing on reasoning with 3D shapes. To do this, we had to use all of our prior knowledge of shape and apply it to different style questions. This included: finding nets of shapes, missing angles and missing lengths.

Literacy – In Literacy, we began to look at linear procedure texts to support us in writing instructions in the upcoming weeks. We saw that colons and semi-colons had been used but we didn’t know what they were so we spent the rest of this week learning how to use them correctly and effectively.

Topic – In topic, we (finally) finished our final clay animal sculptures in the style of Nick. They looked fantastic and we can’t wait to begin our next art unit.

Week Beginning 10.2.20

Maths – Year 5 have spent this week recapping methods such as long multiplication and short division. Though these are tricky methods, Miss Newton was so impressed with how much we remembered and the strategies we used to support us. 

Literacy – Wow! The children have amazed me with their final chapter stories and I am so proud of them. To end literacy this term, we have looked at Michael Morpurgo and have started to create a poem based on one of his books ‘ This morning I met a whale.’ The children have shown great enthusiasm towards this.

Topic – In topic, we have been experimenting with clay to create different patterns ready for our final clay piece: a sea creature. We thought it would be best to create a sea creature because we have focussed on rivers and pollution this term.

Week Beginning 3.2.20

Maths – Year 5 have worked their socks off in maths this week. After recapping different types of angles, we applied this knowledge to finding missing angles on a straight line and on a point. The children did a fantastic job with this so we moved onto estimating angles, which we struggled with at first but now we are experts!

Literacy – This week, the children began to write their chapter story based on the story ‘The Explorer.’ So far, I’m really impressed with everyone’s efforts and I’m looking forward to reading their final draft.

Topic – FINALLY! We all worked really hard this week to paint our 3D sculptures of mountains and rivers. Many children applied their painting techniques to this piece with a mixture of tones and textures.

Week Beginning 27.1.20

Maths – In Maths,  we have been focussing on multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000 around the decimal point. We began by physically moving the numbers and as we became more confident, we soon knew how to do it in our heads. 

English – In English this week, we began to identify and explain the use of key features in a chapter book. We also recapped how to punctuate direct speech and use it within a paragraph. By the end of the week, we produced fabulous paragraphs that include direct speech appropriately.

Topic – This week, we moved onto researching and analysing 3D sculptures from George Segal. The children were so interested in how these were created and couldn’t wait to create one ourselves based on mountains and rivers. See images of these below!

Week Beginning 23.1.20

What an excellent week for Year 5! Everybody has put in their best efforts to bring in their reading books and has been reading at home regularly – keep it up!

 On Monday, we celebrated World Religion Day. During this time, Year 5 were assigned to research weddings around the world – we were intrigued to discover the similarities and differences between each religion. From this information, we created leaflets to inform others about weddings around the world and also created stained glass windows to represent different weddings.

In addition to world religion day, we also began to take part in the ‘Golden Mile’ this week, which the children have been extremely enthusiastic about. At least twice a week, Year 5 will have designated time to keep active outdoors. The brilliant part about this is that each child can choose whether they would like to run or stay in the tortoise club (with Miss Newton).


Parents evening will be on Monday 27th and Wednesday 29th of January. Your child has taken a slip home to be returned before this time.

Check back in next week for updated images and information about our topic so far!