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Year 5

Dear parents, carers and children,


We hope that you are all still well and looking after yourselves. It is a strange new world that we find ourselves in, but we are sure that the children will be making us all proud! Thank you so much for all the kind messages of support that we have received.


Please find below some new activities to help to keep you all busy. Remember that this is work to dip in and out of when you are able, we do not want anyone to feel under pressure at a time when families have so many other problems to contend with.


Wishing you all the very best,


from the Year 5 team


The following e mail addresses can be used for contacting us over the coming weeks. Please make it clear who is sending the e mail as this is not always apparent from the email address. Many thanks from the Year 5 team.


For Mrs Kawagoe's class:


For Mr Davies's class:


Design technology


This week we would like you to have a go at doing some Origami. For this you will be need a ruler and a piece of paper (preferable with one side coloured/one side plain, 15cm by 15cm). The below video link shows a step by step process of making a jumping frog. We would love to see pictures of your frogs sent to either Mrs Kawagoe or Mr Davies.


English and maths


IXL have separate pages of skills linked to individual Year group.  The Y5 page has links to practise both English and Maths skills.  Pages are then split into skills of which has a practise question for the children to think about.


BBC Education have produced a whole host of materials for all curriculum subjects at KS2.  Follow the Primary link, followed by England KS2 and then select any area of the curriculum.  Each area usually has an information section for reading, a short informational video and often an activity and then quiz which is marked online.  Some aspects require a subscription.


A range of English games and activities.


A game of Hangman to help with spellings.



MyMaths is an excellent interactive learning site for maths. We will be setting regular homework tasks for children to complete and they will receive instant online feedback. We have also explained to the children how to access the MyMaths lessons. All the children have their own login.


The below link from White Rose will be useful in helping the children with their reasoning. This week's lessons focus on rounding decimlas, ordering decimals, percentages and comparing fractions/decimals/percentages. It would be good for the children to have a place value grid (drawn onto a piece of paper) for these sessions.


BBC 500 words 2020 webpages contain a large selection of learning resources and live lessons. It also has information and tips on how to submit an entry!




  • Please continue to read for at least 30 minutes a day
  • We will be regularly adding reading comprehension exercises in the "Useful documents for Year 5" section of this page. Please select the appropriate level for your child from the attached reading comprehension document.


Science/outdoor activities


If the weather remains lovely: take some time away from a screen.


  • Go into your garden if you have one, and record as many different leaf types as you can. Look at different shapes, textures and colours. Can you identify any of the plants?
  • Look for weeds. Common weeds include dandelions, convolvulus, creeping buttercup. Pull one carefully out from the soil and look at the root structure. Does this help us to understand why weeds are so prolific?
  • Make a wormery - see instructions below in Useful Documents


If the weather is not so lovely: still take some time away from a screen!


  • Take a look at all the different receptacles in your kitchen:
  • How many different receptacles can you find?
  • What different materials are they made from?
  • Create a chart to show which receptacles are made from what materials? Are any made from more than one? Why?
  • Can you draw any conclusions about what materials are used and why?


British Science Week website has a range of information and downloadable activity packs.

Home learning highlights. Please email in any other photos that you would like to share.