Year 5 2019 - 2020

Welcome to Year 5 2019-2020  laugh

We will use this page to share important information and keep families updated on events in year 5.


A very happy Easter from all of the Year 5 team. We hope that you have a lovely few weeks. There are no home learning expectations over the holiday, but please feel free to continue to send us photographs of the activities that you are doing. There are some optional Easter tasks on our 'Easter' page. Your teachers will be updating Year 5's learning activities and uploading your photos again from Monday 20th April. 

You can click on the pictures below for some craft activities that you might like to try:



Extreme Reading Challenge

Over the Easter break we would like you to send us a picture of you reading in an unusual place. Please be sensible and do not put yourself in any dangerous places. We will post all pictures to the Extreme Reading Challenge page and winners will be selected when we get back to school.

Please send pictures to


If parents or children would like to email in to their teachers any activities or new skills they have learnt during this time, you can now send any pictures or messages to and we can share your activities on your year group page.  Please let us know in your email if you give your permission for the photos to appear on our website. You can find your photos on the 'What Have Year 5 Been Up To?' tab.

30/03 - New message has been added. Please scroll down.

Supporting Families With Covid 19 (Coronavirus)

We recognise that many families will need support with self isolation and home schooling.  Using this page and the tabs below, we have set up home learning links and advice.  Your child's class teacher will also be in touch via your child's class tab.  We are aiming to to provide your child with lots of learning links and ideas. 

In the 'online links' tab, we have set up links to websites and online learning portals that we use in school.  Your child has been sent home with their online logins and passwords for the websites we use in Year 5.  We have also set up links to other pages that will help your child learn at home.  You will also find downloadable home learning packs at the bottom of the 'online links'  page.

They will also be able to read daily and practise their mathematics using their Year 5 home learning mathematics book.

We have also added a poster with 25 ideas to have fun at home without screen time.  

We also want to ensure that families and children are looking after their well-being.  Link below takes you to our advice and links page for mental health and well-being:

Remember to visit our pages and check regularly for updates and messages.We have set up an advice page for parents and home schooling.


Hello Year 5 Mr Knowles here :) 

Hope you are all getting on well at home with your home learning and, most importantly, are safe and spending some lovely time with your families. I am working in school today with Mrs Lewis. We have explored some new words linked to Beowulf and have been learning some French this afternoon

I have a challenge for you. While you are at home, try something you wouldn't normally do. I (to the surprise of my family and the other teachers) managed to succesfully bake a cake last week! Make sure you check with your adults before you start though. Good Luck!

Keep Smiling,

Mr Knowles 



24/03 - Today, we have spotted daffodils and crocuses blooming, signalling the start of Springtime! Have you noticed any flowers growing in your garden or by your home? If you have, take some pictures!! 

24/03  - Hi everyone! I hope that you are all well and enjoying the sunshine in your gardens today. Remember to check the website daily - just in case something new has been posted. Today I am teaching with Mrs Lewis. Miss Jones is working with Year 6 children. She might take some pictures later, so that you can see how the school grounds are changing as it is now springtime. I hope everyone is keeping up with their home learning and finding time to help their family at home.

Take care,

Miss Spurdle & Mrs Lewis smiley




Below is an image of a daily timetable that you may wish to follow to structure your day at home :)


Here are some useful sites to boost learning at home.

 Remember to exercise every day

Joe Wicks is putting together some daily videos to keep you active while you are off school. It is important to try and exercise everyday as this is good for your body and your mind.

 Daily English lessons with Jane Considine.

Jane Considine is putting together some super stacking English lessons for children of all ages to access from home. All you will need is a pen and paper and log onto her live webinar each day from Monday morning at 9:45am for the Film focus of the day and at 10:30am she will give you your writing task.

 Free online books for all children to listen to.

Starting today, children everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being children. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.



Just a little message from your Year 5 team smiley

Hi all,  

As you all know, schools in the UK are closing their doors on Friday 20th March 2020 until further notice. We want you to know that we, as a team, will be doing our utmost to keep learning interactive and manageable, while your child is away from school. We will do everything we possibly can to support all children and families. In addition to our timetable, your children have all been given a list of logins for a variety of online resources to use, an orange English book and a green Maths book to record their learning.

As of Monday 23rd March 2020, the Showbie and Education City accounts will be live. This means that your child can select both a Maths and English/Reading activity daily. In addition, there are some suggested non-screen activities for children to complete, as well as some topic based learning around The Vikings and China: they are under the section 'Files to Download' further down this page.

Please remember, we are here online, and will do our utmost to support you and your children during this challenging time.

Miss Hughes, Miss Spurdle, Mrs Parker, Miss Jones, Miss Murphy, Ms Lewis, Mr Knowles, Mrs Heatlie and Miss Barbet.


Every week we will upload the lastest addition on First News. This is a children's newspaper that we subscribe to in school. You can download it by clicking the link above. The great thing about this newspaper is that every week we will also attach some reading activities and puzzles. The PDF files are attached below. Please note that level 1 is the easier activity (aimed at lower KS2) with level 2 being more challenging (aimed at upper KS2) . Complete the actvities each week as part of your English lesson at  home. If you can't print the sheets off, you can record the answers to the questions in your exercise books.

This week there is some information on the Coronavirus. It may be useful for children and parents to read these together and gain a better understadning of what has been happening around the world. This is a good opportunity for discussions, questions and also reassurance.

Click here to go to our First News page to access downlaods and activities.



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