Welcome to Year 5
We have so far produced two home learning packs which we advised you make use of in a way which best suited you. We recognise that each household is completely different and so cannot emphasise enough that the priority for you and your family at this time is to stay safe, happy, and physically and mentally well, so that when the time comes, our children come back motivated and ready to learn. With this in mind, we’d like to outline the range of ways your child can engage in learning, as opposed to setting a single expectation for the way this is completed.
You may find that one, or a combination, of these ways of working suits you and your child. This is not a checklist of learning that should be worked through in its entirety, but a resource bank that should help your child engage in learning at home.
Finally, we’d like to remind you that we are still here and contactable each day Monday-Friday, so if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to get in touch. You can call the school office or email email@example.com. Please also keep sending your photos and videos to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you or your family require any further support or guidance at this time, information and contact details for wider local support is available at the following websites:
Daily lessons online
BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons:
From Monday 20th April, ‘BBC Bitesize Daily’ is providing English and Maths and foundation subject lessons every weekday, via their website and the BBC iPlayer, for year groups 1-10. Tasks set have explanatory videos and provide links to other sites where further activities can be accessed.
Online lesson content and activities can be found at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons
Three different 20 minute daily lessons for ages 5-7, 7-9 and 9-11 can be viewed each day from 9am at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z6vpnrd
or via the red button/BBC iPlayer.
The Oak National Academy:
From Monday 20th April, another timetabled online teaching resource has been launched, ‘The Oak National Academy’. This has gives 3 lessons each day from Reception to Y6 in English, maths and another subject (which changes daily). Like the BBC, each lesson has video content alongside activities set.
Homework-style revision worksheets:
We recognise that stand-alone English and maths revision sheets are handy when printed and can usually be completed independently by your child.
We will continue to provide weekly packs of these. The next pack will be sent this Friday 24th April. If you are finding though that they cause frustration, or there is a disproportionate amount of teaching required by an adult, please don’t ‘flog’ these tasks to the point of despair!
However, if you find tasks like this work well for your child, there are many more you can find yourselves for free on sites such as Twinkl https://www.twinkl.co.uk/offer where you can enter the code CVDTWINKLHELPS to get free access.
Accessing online content:
The DfE has created a list of useful websites which can be found at
Also, please continue to make use of websites which your child has a personalised login for, such as Numbots, TT Rockstars, Activelearn and Education City.
Use of the website/Facebook page:
Each weekday, a new challenge is posted on the ‘Get Involved’ page of our school website. These cover a range of curriculum areas and skills.
We will also continue to post links to other useful sites on this page of our website and on the school Facebook page. Please keep your eye on these!
Year 5 Animation Challenge
You should have now seen the information sheet, which was included in your Home Learning pack, with details as to how you can produce your own animation video.
We will be running this as a competition, closing on the 30th April, so you will have plenty of time to trial and improve your video.
There will be two winners who will each receive a £5 Playstation (or evoucher of choice). We are looking for the best use of household items, along with effort and story originality.
Good luck and get animating!
With the help of Mrs Morris and Mrs Bennett, and after many deliberations, we have our winners!
Congratulations to Alexander with Sonny's Adventure and Annabel with Hogwart's Express.
Please contact the email@example.com email and let Miss Wilkinson know where you would like your £5 voucher for.
We were all impressed with the standard of the entries and we could see you had all really thought hard about your how you could tell a story. So much so, Miss Wilkinson will find a prize for everyone who has entered when we return to school.
Hope you are all keeping safe!
Welcome to the Year 5 page.
On this page we will celebrate the activities that the children have enjoyed participating in as well as keep you up to date with our latest letters and information. You can also download our weekly timetables and termly curriculum map so that you know what we will be learning about and when.
Who's Who in Year 5
Mrs Phillips and Miss Wilkinson are the class teachers. Mrs Bennett is our intervention teacher. Our support staff are Miss Taylor and Mrs Price.
Tuesday 21st 9.00am parent workshop – worry and anxiety
Thursday 23rd Year 5 Robotics workshop
Friday 24th Year 5 Robotics workshop
Thursday 30th 1.30pm Year 5/6 Football tournament
Friday 7th Year 5 Dodgeball Festival
Tuesday 11th Book Fair (open for parents’ evenings)
Tuesday 11th Parents’ Evening (3.30pm – 7.00pm)
Wednesday 12th Year 5/6 e-safety workshops
Wednesday 12th Parents’ Evening (3.30pm – 5.30pm)
Thursday 13th Parents’ Evening (3.30pm – 5.30pm)
Monday 17th Half Term
Monday 24th Back to school
Wednesday 4th Year 5 Theatre Trip
Thursday 5th World Book Day
Thursday 5th Year 5/6 Indoor Athletics
Friday 6th Year 5 planetarium workshops
Wednesday 11th Hands on Science workshops (KS2)
Wednesday 25th Year 5 parents’ Science workshop
Wednesday 1st Easter Service (KS2)
Friday 3rd Break up