Year 5

Hi Year 5!
I hope you have had a good weekend. We have a new topic - Under the Sea! I am really looking forward to seeing what amazing work you create as we explore the amazing creatures that live in our ocean!
This week there are two ways you can access the work, it is up to you to choose which way suits you:
1) Weekly Lesson Pack: This is where you get all the resources and choose when you do each activity. I would recommend 1 maths and 1 English activity per day, with you then choosing from the Topic options too. If you choose this way, keep the work for the week and upload it on Friday. Project/Topic work can be uploaded into your pack for the week too.
2) Daily Lesson Packs : I will be assigning all of you daily lesson packs which just include the information and activities for that day. This work can be uploaded on a daily basis or however suits you at home. Project/Topic work can be uploaded into these packs too.
I have uploaded the overviews so that you can see the plan for the week ahead. The choice is yours! I will assign the two different approaches to all of you, simply select the one you want to use based on the approach that suits you.
Any problems, email me at
Stay safe,
Mr. Malyn
I hope all of Year 5 and their families have had a happy, relaxed week off - what gloriously sunny weather we have had!
I've attached the weekly overview for the upcoming week - please remember that Monday and Tuesday are INSET days, so no specific work has been attached for Monday. We have set work for Tuesday, but we won't be online that day.  Someone will be around Wednesday - Friday, at our usual time, to support your home-learning, and we will be checking our emails regularly if you need to get in touch.
This half term our topics are:
The Local Area: local climate (Geography)
Animals, including humans (Science)
What matters most to Christians and Humanists (RE)
- Mrs Parkhouse
Here is your last week of work for this half term. Its been a very strange and difficult time, but we acknowledge and appreciate all the hard work that you are doing at home.  This week we have seen some awesome reading dens, Local Area Projects, VE Day artwork (and delicious baking), fantastic efforts on TTRS and some wonderful writing. 
Please give your family and carers a BIG hug this week for all the support and encouragement they have given you over the past few weeks - its a challenge for everyone, learning from home, but you're all doing an amazing job!
- Mrs Parkhouse
Hello Year 5,
I'm hoping you have had a enjoyable Bank Holiday weekend, in the sunshine. Some of you have been very creative and made some fantastic things to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day - I've shared some of them on our Google Classroom stream for you to see.
The weekly overview for the upcoming week is attached below, and as usual one of the Year 5 team will be online between 10-11am every week day.  Have a good week and continue to stay safe.
- Mrs Parkhouse
Please find attached the weekly overview for the week ahead.  As well as the tasks set, we will also be continuing with our story, 'The Explorer' - we hope you are enjoying listening to it, as much as we are enjoying reading it to you!  Don't forget to keep logging into Times Tables Rockstars and letting us have your scores - its great to see how you are improving each week. As usual, one of the team will be online between 10 and 11 each day, and we'll have our weekly group chat at 11.30am on Friday.
Have a great week!
-Mrs Parkhouse
We hope all our Year 5 children and their carers are happy and safe. It seems very strange not to be seeing all your faces on a daily basis, so please keep in touch and let us know how you are doing.
Here is the weekly overview for the upcoming week. Again, we've tried to include a variety of activities and would encourage you to read a few pages everyday and practise your time-tables regularly - its a great time to try to learn as many facts as you can off by heart!
Someone from the Year 5 team will be online on Google Classroom everyday from 10am - 11am to support you with your learning. We are beginning to record some teaching clips to help you, and regularly check our emails - please don't hesitate to get in touch if you need support with anything.
-Mrs Parkhouse
Happy Easter to all our children and their carers!
We have been busy creating you some work to do whilst you are at home.  Attached is a time-table of tasks for you to do, but please don't feel daunted by anything here. Someone from the Year 5 team will be online every week day, between 10am and 11am, via Google classroom, to support both children and carers, with any questions or concerns about learning. Comments can also be added to individual pieces of work, as you submit them, and we will try our best to help.  We will mark and send back work, for you to look at and, at times, respond to.
Our aim has been to give you a variety of things have a go at, but please try to prioritise Maths and English. The children are used to being in a routine with their learning, so bite sized chunks (certainly not hours on end!) with lots of breaks is ideal.  At all times, please be realistic of what can be achieved with minimum conflict and stress!
- Mrs Parkhouse
Below are resources to use when learning at home. If you are unable to access these, please ring the school office during opening times. 01237 473569

Miss Sarah Moores

Forgiveness Class teacher

Welcome to Year 5
We have two classes in Year 5: Peace and Forgiveness
Children in Year 5 are increasingly encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning: to do their homework, to pack their school bag, to remember their PE kits. And they develop and grow as a result. It is about encouraging independence in preparation for bigger things to come. 

Mr Robin Lewis

Peace Class teacher

Thursday, Friday
Mr Lewis is currently off sick at the moment.
Year 5 continues to be supported by Mrs Emma Palastanga.

Mrs Claire Parkhouse

Peace Class teacher

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

What will my child do in Year 5?


In maths, there is an emphasis on fractions, decimals and percentages in this year. There is also an expectation that they will know all of the written methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to enable them to solve arithmetic problems efficiently.


For English, new punctuation is introduced such as hyphens, semi-colons and colons. There is a greater emphasis on grammar features too, for example using modal verbs (these are words like would, could, might and must).


Another first experience for many children in Year 5  is their first residential visit to London. A couple of nights away from home, learning lots of new things helps children to grow in confidence and independence. Some children are over-excited, some are nervous, some are laid-back and some are homesick. Don’t worry if your child has never slept away from home before. Often, it is the parents who miss the children more than the other way around.

Hello Year 5,
I'm hoping you have had a enjoyable Bank Holiday weekend, in the sunshine. Some of you have been very creative and made some fantastic things to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day - I've shared some of them on our Google Classroom stream for you to see.
The weekly overview for the upcoming week is attached below, and as usual one of the Year 5 team will be online between 10-11am every week day. Don't forget to do some daily exercise - its really important for your physical health and mental well-being.
Have a good week and continue to stay safe.
- Mrs Parkhouse
Spring 2: 
Our Topic for Spring 2 is Brazil.
This topic will have a primary focus upon Geography.  We also study some wonderful literature about the Amazon Rainforest and explore the many environmental issues.
Spring 1:
Our topic this half term is 'When I was...a Viking!'
Is their reputation as ‘vicious invaders’ fair?

Come and join us for our celebration event, where we will be testing our very own Viking ship creations on the open sea!


Autumn 2:
Our topic this half term is 'Active Planets...Floods!'
How can houses be designed to be flood proof?
What causes floods?
What floods have occurred in history?
Autumn 1:
Our topic this half term is 'When I was a...Roman!' This fun filled history topic will cover chronology, archaeology, understanding historical sources of information to learn about the past, key events in the Roman era and how they link to our country today, and about life as a Roman. 

How can I help my child in Year 5?

Continue to hear your child read, practise times tables, help them with homework and talk to them about their day.

Encourage them to take responsibility

Just like in school, give your child some independence and responsibility for their learning at home. Here are a couple of ways you can start giving them some responsibility at home:

  1. Make them pack their own bag for school so that they get into the habit of thinking for themselves about what they need and what they will be doing that day.
  2. Allow them to make mistakes. If they forget their homework, make them tell the teacher themselves (they learn more quickly from their mistake and they are taking responsibility for it too).
  3. Get into the routine of doing homework at a set time each week if possible. By all means help them, but make sure they make their own decisions about presentation.

If your child is not very organised, then taping a list by the door or to a lunch box works well, as does getting equipment ready the night before.

Be encouraging

Another simple thing that you can do as a parent is to be a good example. Never say: 'I was no good at spelling at school!' Never tell your child: 'Go to Dad and let him help you with your maths because he is better than me.' Children need adults to show them that learning is fun, relevant and enjoyable — and difficult sometimes. Does it matter if you don’t know the answer? Of course, it doesn’t. Instead, look it up together and show that you want to find things out too.

Take it easy

Finally, remember that even in Year 5 your child will still need some down-time playing outside or reading a much-loved book. Let them be silly. Let them dress up. Play board games together.