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Year 5

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 WORD doc and is printable. Click on the links on this version to open the online suggested learning pages. 

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Picture 1 Class SM7 - Mrs Christie-Brown
Picture 2 Class SM8 - Dr Ellis & Mrs Mayhew
Picture 3 Class SM9 - Mrs Jupe & Mrs New

Welcome to Year 5!

Here you can keep up to date with all of the things we get up to. We have some awe-inspiring work ahead of us this year and can't wait to share it with you! 



We have lots of very exciting things planned for this term in Year 5! We are sure that the children will get as involved as they always do, making the very most of their learning.

‘To Infinity and Beyond’ is our new topic all about Space and our Solar System.


Please keep checking the Year 5 webpage to see photos of the wonderful learning that takes place. 


Year 5 team

Story time with your Year 5 teachers...


Chapter 23 Explorer School

Chapter 24 Stuck in the Mud

Home Learning

In order to help you support your child with their learning at home, we have put together some ideas, resources and educational links.


As when they are in school, we suggest that children read for 20-30 minutes at least three times a week and practise their times tables (they can use their Mathletics or Timestable Rockstars logins for this). They can also practise a few spellings per week from the Year 5 and 6 Statutory Spelling List and/or, if they would like to refresh spellings from previous years, a few from the Year 3 and 4 Statutory List.


Suggestions and Links:

Please note - if using a YouTube film clip, or similar site, adults should check for suitability first as the adverts before them can change so will not have been checked by us.


All subjects


The Twinkl site is a super source of learning resources for all subjects and allows you to search for specific topics and units, often by year group - for example, Fractions Year 5. They are giving a free month’s subscription to parents during this time.



The Year 5 children have recently completed the unit on fractions and the next unit is on decimals. They can use the Twinkl resources (site address above) to practise their fractions and use the Twinkl Year 4 resources to revise their decimal work from last year. There are also lessons on shape planned later in the year; children can investigate the names and properties of regular and irregular polygons.

a range of maths activities and support for parents

a range of maths games for Key stage 2


Free Year 5 maths lessons- video tutorials, worksheets and answers

English - 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:

Reading- You are now able to quiz at home. Use the link in the document below.

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Other interesting Science sites...

Science, Technology and Maths ideas for home.

Science, Technology and Maths ideas for home. 1


Research and create a project on The Vikings.

Research and create a project on The Greeks.



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

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World Book Day 2

Autumn Term Gallery....

Autumn Term Gallery.... 1 Making line graphs with Blutac, tape and string.
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Autumn Term Gallery.... 6 Ordering numbers on the playground.
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Ricky Dance Day...

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

Looking for plants and evidence of seed dispersal in the copse... 1
Looking for plants and evidence of seed dispersal in the copse... 2
Looking for plants and evidence of seed dispersal in the copse... 3
Looking for plants and evidence of seed dispersal in the copse... 4


"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’.


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Gallery... 3 Good Egg Cup for being kind and considerate.
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Gallery... 5 SM8 Class Assembly
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Welcome to our website......Flourish as a family, love to learn, make memories, shine! Please see individual class pages for resources to use whilst your children are not in school.