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Year 5

From Monday 8th June, all our learning will be moving to Google Classroom. This means that it is very important that you have logged on to Google Classroom using the login sent to your parents. Please do this today (Friday) so that you are ready for Monday. I will see you in our new Google Classroom next week! 

Welcome to the Year 5 class page. 

While you are not able to attend school, class teachers will be providing learning materials for you to engage in. These will include daily reading, mathematics and writing activities. In addition to this, you will research a weekly topic (this could be a science, geography, history, world religions or current affairs focus). See below for more information on this. 


It is important that you have routine during this time, and that you break up your day into different sections to keep yourself feeling energised. 


As well as the materials class teachers will be putting up, there is also a list of some very useful home educating websites for you to access. 

Please take the opportunity to enjoy doing activities with your parents and siblings in the afternoons such as: cooking, helping with housework, singing, playing board games, doing crafts, or researching something you are particularly interested in. 

PE and exercise: Joe Wicks is offering a free PE lesson on his channel at 9 - 9:30 every morning. If you don’t manage to catch it then, you can still tune in anytime! Follow the link: 1254.html 


Suggested timetable: 

  • 9 - 9.30: 30 minutes exercise with Joe 
  • 30 minutes reading task from school 
  • 30 minutes maths 
  • Break (20 minutes) 
  • 30 minutes writing 
  • 30 minutes of weekly topic 
  • 30 minutes reading for pleasure 
  • Lunch and free time (1 hour) 
  • 1 hour afternoon activities



Weekly topic 

Each week, you are going to research something and make it into a presentation. This could be presented as a book, but it could also be done as a leaflet, or in digital format as a word document, PowerPoint or even as a film. Keep it varied!


Each Monday, you’ll be given a new topic area to research. If you choose, you can send your finished project to where it will be passed on to your teacher to see! Anything that is really interesting or impressive will be uploaded to the Class Page for everyone to have a look at. 

Please play on the Times Table Rock Stars app everyday for 15 minutes. How many coins can you win this week?
FRIDAY: Today in maths, there are no more new video lessons this week, so please revisit something that you have not looked at for a few weeks. This could be one of the Fractions video lessons, or something you remember finding tricky. Revisiting is really important, particularly after some time has passed, as it helps learning go into your deep memory

Fahmi has written about an animal you have never heard of!

It's Mental Health Awareness Week this week! Take a look at the activities you can take part in for this, which are posted below.

Music home learning from Mr Nicholls

Ruth and Theo M-B have been busy. Ruth has been doing creative work around the story of The Guitarist, and Theo has been asking questions about a portrait as part of some history learning.

Zainab made her own tornado. You could try this at home too!

Still image for this video

Zainab has been finding out about TORNADOES! Read on to find out more.

Music home learning from Mr Nicholls

Summer 1 Week 4 (Week beginning 11th May) You may notice, when you read the story for this week, that there are some links between the story and your lives at the moment! What's similar and what's different in the story and in your life right now? This is a chance to reflect on how everyone's lives are different at the moment, and what you like and don't like about that. Send any writing about this that you would like to share to Miss Lay via Keep sharing anything else you get up to as well!

Caelen and Kyro have been baking vegan cakes and cookies! Have you been baking too? If you have, send in your pictures to and we will share them on this page.

Caelen has been researching a very ancient civilisation. Read on to find out more about it! Well done Caelen.

Marta has been busy with writing, researching Hinduism, art and more!

Music home learning from Mr Nicholls

Some fascinating facts about dolphins, and some beautiful artwork from Lael.

Theo V has invented a robot with an important superpower...

Theo V does some cooking!

Watch Theo make a delicious looking healthy meal! Have you been cooking at home? If so, send in a picture or a video and share what you've been up to!

Lael has done another very interesting presentation on Hinduism! Well done Lael. Please keep sharing your work or pictures of any art, cooking etc that you've been doing by emailing it to

Lael has shared two really interesting topic projects - have a look to find out about the highly endangered creature she researched, as well as a very unusual sport!

Hello Year 5!


I hope you have all had a good Easter holiday. Starting work after a holiday can feel a bit of a struggle, but once you’ve started, you will soon find you are back into the swing of things. Make sure you go back to a routine or timetable on weekdays, and that you stick to it – it makes everything much easier. Do some online learning every day – a bit of each subject. When you are done, go and do some exercise, try and get fresh air in whichever way you can, and play. Give yourself a balanced day and you won’t get bored!   Keep sending any work that you would like to share. I’ve already got some to share this week so keep an eye out for that.


Miss Lay

Maths week 1 Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Maths Week 1 Tuesday

Reading text week 1 The Grey Gander (complete)

Please take a look at our Parent Overview Spring 1

Welcome to Year 5


Our class theme this term is War and Peace


This term, Year 5 is being transported to a time when London skies were lit up by swerving aeroplanes and glaring searchlights. We will delve back into the 1940s to find out for ourselves what it was like to be evacuated from London and sent to the countryside, to dig for victory on the Home Front, or to shelter from air raids in the middle of the Blitz! In English, we will look at variety of texts to help deepen our understanding of the Second World War, including ‘Goodnight Mister Tom’ and ‘I am David’ as well as extracts from Anne Frank’s diary. In history, we will use primary and secondary sources to answer questions about the war and develop our understanding of key events, as well as making a visit to the Imperial War Museum. In addition, we will explore philosophical and ethical questions relating to the theme, for example: is it ever right to fight?


Our art will reflect this theme too as we create pieces inspired by the images of WWII.


In science, we will learn about the stages of development in humans as they age, the circulatory system, and  how sound is made and how it travel.