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Year 5

The Year 5 area

Hello all!  Thank you for your support and kindness over the closure - difficult times for everyone...

Please check on this page periodically where we will post more as time goes by.

Do email your child's class teacher with any successes of your time away from school doing learning, we'd love to hear how your children are getting on.

For now, keep safe, keep well and we are looking forward to seeing you all again eventually...

Year 5

Music activities to do at home - click here

Times table challenge to try at home- Click here 

3.4.20 - Easter Egg hunt with a twist

  • Choose 10 different objects from your garden/house and ask a parent to go and hide them in the garden (or around your home), whilst you (and any siblings) turn away so you can’t see.
  • Decide on a ‘starting point’.
  • Ready, steady, GO………you (and siblings) hop around the garden like a bunny until you find an object.
  • Once an object is found run back to the starting point, move the object around the body shouting "I love Easter, I love Easter 5 times" or something similar.
  • Pop the object down and then off you hop to find another.
  • Can you think of other spring animals? See if you can move around the garden like them as you continue your search


3.4.20 - Shadow drawing

How cool is this? What have you got in your house that you could draw the shadow of?

31.3.20 - DT at home? do workshops with a DT / woodwork theme, Brownie packs and the like have visited them.  They are closed at present, like everywhere, but have come up with some useful craft packs that are mailorder and might be of interest to you.  More details here:

26.3.20 - Initial Easter ideas

  • Write acrostic poems about Easter or Spring time
    Sunny March days
    Practising my timestables on "Hit the Button"
    Really getting good at working from home
    I miss my friends
    Not going to complain
    Going to help Mum bake a cake
    Then decorate / colour it in and photograph it and email it in and we can add it to the photogallery
  • Applying for a Blue Peter badge (some children do not know what Blue Peter is, but the discounts the badge get are worth having!). Details here:
  • Using chalk / water outside to practice spellings or maths
  • Write a letter to an elderly relative to wish them a Happy Easter / tell them what you have been doing
  • Easter Egg hunt with a difference - hide objects / eggs whatever around the garden / house. Draw a map and show where you have hidden the objects. Can other people read your map to find them?
  • Walk around your local village to spot signs of spring / things that show new life in your one chance to exercise a day
  • Attached below is an Easter Basket template to make

26.3.20 - I see Maths

We use some resources in school from a company called "I see Maths".  Their website has daily challenges and some useful videos:

Take a look and see what you think.

23.3.20 - Write an autobiography

What has occured in your life?  Have you ever wondered about recording your stand out moments through a series of short paragraphs about each part of your life.  Maybe your remember making fruit kebabs at the end of year 2 as part of your time running up to leaving, or a particular holiday stands out in your mind?  Well, write a little about it.  Have a catchy title for the part of your life you are going to write about e.g. "The great sweet robbery" and then describe it in a way that will help someone who wasn't there be able to picture it and understand what took place.

23.3.20 - Oliver Jeffers - "Stay at home story time" & Mo Willems "lunchtime doodle"

This might be of interest to some of the year 5 children, it is quite amusing and these books are full of wit, take a look and decide for yourself:

Mo Willems, whose books you may have enjoyed when your children were younger, has also got an online daily "Lunch Doodles with Mo" video.  Your child may have outgrown the stories but they can learn some great little drawing skills nonetheless:

23.3.20 - Packs attached

Today we've attached the packs of learning that we have sent paper copies home of, see below - "Y5 Maths home learning", "Y5 General pack inc ALL answers", "Y5 General pack (less challenging) inc answers", "Y5 Maths home learning (less challenging)"


20.3.20 - Introduction

Your child will have taken home/ you collected / had delivered 2 packs of "at home" learning.  This was largely maths based because of the variety and ease with which we could prepare this resource for your child.  A scan of each of these 2 packs (both versions) this will appear below in the week beginning 23.3.20.  For now the instruction sheet is below as an attachment.

Do email your child's class teacher with any successes of your time away from school doing learning, we'd love to hear how your children are getting on.

20.3.20 Something to wrap your ears around

We have recently enjoyed listening to chapter 3 from "The Wind in the Willows" by Kenneth Grahame.

The link to where we have heard it is here:


20.3.20 - ART update - Rob Biddulph, an artist and illustrator has come up with a picture a day that you might like to follow on and build up some excellent art and learn some new techniques while not at school.  Link here:

Here is the blurb from his website:


During the coronavirus quarantine period in Spring/Summer 2020, I realised that lots of people were going to find themselves at home with their children for several weeks/months looking for things to do. So I decided to post some draw-along videos that parents could watch with their kids and, hopefully, make some nice pictures. Here they are. Feel free to draw along and send me the results using the hashtag #DrawWithRob. I am @RobBiddulph on Twitter and @rbiddulph on Instagram. Good luck…

MUSIC - click here for music activities to do at home