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St. Margaret’s C of E Junior School

Year 5

It is our Federation policy that we do not set homework during the holidays to allow the children to relax with family and friends, socialise and focus on other wider learning that they may not be able to do in term time.  However, in the current COVID situation, some families have contacted school to ask for additional work for children to access over the six week summer holidays.

For those families, we would like to signpost you to Classroom Secret’s home learning workbooks:

Scroll right to the bottom of the web link and you will see a red ‘select week’ button to choose your work book from. Answer booklets are also provided. Select the 2019-2020 academic year group for your child.


Please note that there is absolutely no expectation for pupils to complete this work. The six weeks is a HOLIDAY and we hope pupils will enjoy their free time to be outside in the fresh air as much as possible, exploring and having fun. We look forward to seeing the children back at school to restart their learning on Thursday 3rd September 2020.

Year 5 have created a weekly home learning grid for you and also uploaded the latest knowledge organiser so you know how best to help your child at home. The home learning document is also attached below as a PDF and is printable. Click on the links on this version to open the online suggested learning pages. 

Exciting Athletics Competition

Superstar athletes introduce you to four sporting challenges for the local school's 

Olymp-mix Competition. Represent St Margaret's and Central Warwickshire by submitting your scores by Friday 10th July. Details below. Go St Margaret's! Go Central Warwickshire!

Optional Online Lessons

Please do the tasks on the home learning grid first. If you would like to do more, you can choose activities from one of these websites: 

We're All in This Together!

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Christian Values

Our new Christian value for this half term is hope. At school, we would have been looking at what this means for Christians and therefore how they live their lives. The attached document has some information about this Christian value and some videos you can watch. Please make sure you ask an adult before clicking the links. It also contains some questions for you to reflect upon.

Spreading Happiness and Kindness During This Time 

We spend many opportunities at school, through collective worship and personal reflections, looking at how we can support others in line with our school's vision and our Christian values. This resource has a few more ideas that you may choose to do during school closure to bring a little bit of happiness to others, whilst keeping everyone safe. We know so many of you are already doing little things to help already. Please feel free to use this as your family would like to. The suggested activities are for those who live in your household. Just a reminder that this is not set home learning and children do not have to do any/all of the suggested activities but we are sure that the children will enjoy spreading kindness and happiness through these and other ways, as they always do. 

Class SM7 - Mrs Christie-Brown
Class SM8 - Dr Ellis & Mrs Mayhew
Class SM9 - Mrs Jupe & Mrs New

Story time with your Year 5 teachers...


Chapter 3 - Heroes or Exiles Part 1

Chapter 3 - Heroes or Exiles Part 2

Chapter 4 - How To Train Your Dragon

Chapter 11 - Thor is Angry Part 1

Chapter 11 - Thor is Angry Part 2

Chapter 12 - The Green Death

Chapter 18 - The Extraordinary Bravery of Toothless

Home Learning



Please do the Maths tasks on the home learning grid first. If you want to do more Maths, you can choose from one of these websites:

a range of maths activities and support for parents

a range of maths games for Key stage 2

Further English Resources

Please do the English tasks on the home learning grid first. If you want to do more English, you can choose from one of these websites: - You will find thousands of images with writing prompts. Images and questions can be used to stimulate discussion and develop vocabulary, as a prompt for creative writing or a reading comprehension activity. - A range of wonderful images to inspire creative writing. There are 365 images to choose from, a new image for each day. You may choose to write your own story using the images or use the prompts below the image as a starting point. Below the image you will find story starters, sentence challenges, questions about the image and ‘sick’ sentences. - A variety of video resources to inspire creative writing.

The websites below can be used to play a range of grammar and vocabulary games and access reading activities:

Other interesting Science sites...

Science, Technology and Maths ideas for home.

Further History Resources



You can access Scratch for coding on our Welearn365 site using your email address and normal school password or you can use the following links...


World Book Day

Autumn Term Gallery....

Making line graphs with Blutac, tape and string.
Ordering numbers on the playground.

Ricky Dance Day...

Looking for plants and evidence of seed dispersal in the copse...


"We arrived at school and split into groups: 1, 2 and 3. We got on the coach and we we arrived, we put our coats and lunches away and followed the adults in charge into four different zones: Tropical, Subtropical, Arid and Mediterranean. We had clipboards with question sheets that could only be answered by looking at nearby plants and trees in each section. Once we had finished, we went outside to compare answers. After that, we headed down to play in the park as a treat for such good behaviour. We then sat in the park to have our lunch where we saw beautiful, elegant peacocks. Once we had eaten, we were taken back inside and up a tall, spiral staircase then into a room to look at and feel some animals such as corn snakes and chameleons."

By Serena and Olivia SM9 

This week our Year 5 children made an educational trip to the Ghamkol Sharif Mosque and the Islamic Experience Exhibition, in Birmingham, building on their learning in RE lessons. They had a tour of the mosque and, at the exhibition, learned more about how Muslims practice their faith and about their contributions to science and architecture. There was the opportunity to dress in Arabian costume and the children got their names written in Arabic. They enjoyed the day, describing the ornate interior of the mosque as ‘exquisite’ and saying the visit had given them ‘a different perspective’.


Good Egg Cup for being kind and considerate.
SM8 Class Assembly


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