Year 5 2019 - 2020

Miss Gibbons

Ms Hanna

Dear all, I hope you are well. 

In these strange times,  we have to pull together, please regulary check the web page for Class 5 as I will put up ideas to aid your children's learning.

Stay safe!

Prefect roles in school!

Next year, some of you will be lucky enough to have leadership roles in the school. If you would like to be considered for any of the roles, please use the application form in the files section of this page and send your completed (typed or handwritten) letter to by Monday 13th July 2020.

Timetable for week commencing 13th July:

 This is a suggested timetable for the children to follow, similar to a typical school day. There are five maths and literacy lessons to follow during the five days of the week, as well as a topic task. They should aim to complete one Purple Mash ToDo each day.

9:00 – 9:30

Start of day activity

9:30 – 10:30


11:00 – 12:00


1:00 – 3:00

Other subjects

Times Table Rockstars




Practice 10 spellings from year 5 and 6 list


Converting units of measure

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3


Day 4

Day 5

If you have completed these, you can revisit topics we covered earlier in the year (place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, fractions, decimals and percentages) 

Newspaper reports:

Day 1

Day 2


Day 3

Day 4

Day 5



If you have completed these, you can continue to blog on My Book Blog, practise handwriting and practise spellings from the year 5 and 6 list.

You should aim to complete one Purple Mash task each day.


RE - Stewardship - protecting our common home

Click on the link below for two lessons on understanding how we can improve our environment.



Juan Miro and Automatic Drawing


Oak Academy


Daily lessons recommended by the government from Oak Academy - please click on the link below or in the timetable above to find lessons including video links. Please look in particular at the Literacy and Mathematics lessons. 

If you think a younger year group may be easier for your child to access the work independently then please make sure you do this. However a large number of the children should be able to access the Year 5 lessons.


Daily lessons on your TV - BBC Bitesize

 BBC Bitesize are publishing daily online lessons for all ages. They have a dedicated TV channel full of learning content, podcasts on BBC Sounds and lots of educational videos on iPlayer. For the TV lessons press the red button on your remote control. Then click on the 9-11 year old section. 


KS2 Bitesize is a revision website which is tailored to support children in KS2 in the UK. There are activities, information, games and parent pages to support your child's learning. Please click on the link.

KS2 Bitesize


PURPLE MASH online learning

Well done, to many of you, for going on Purple Mash and completing some of the 2dos. Please have a look at the Science and History work I have set as well as the Coding work. There is a Science sheet to download below to help you with your Life Cycle learning. It would be good to have some more work to share on the Purple Mash display board. 


I have added a suggested timetable below in the "Files to Download" to help you structure your learning over a week. Please note this is "suggested" and is only there to support you if you so wish. 



Please click on the link below for some daily prayers aimed for children. In this time of isolation and uncertainty we need to remember that God is always with us.

Laudato Si - caring for our common home 

 Catholics across the world have been celebrating the fifth anniversary of the publishing of Laudato Si': Care for our Common home.

The CES have produced resources to help you celebrate at home – see the link below.



RE Competition from NATRE


Art (painting, drawing, sketching etc)







These are a list of the creative ways you could enter the competition. Entries will need to be sent to school by the end of June. A written comment must accompany each creative piece explaining your work. More information is available on the RE page.




Please click on the link below for individual maths lessons from White Rose Hub - they look really good. You can always do the answers on paper or in the exercise book you were given if you can't print them off.

There are also daily lessons with a video link on the National Oak Adademy link above. 

Also remember KS2 Bitesize Maths section - 

KS2 Bitesize


TIMES TABLES:  I have challenged some of you on TT Rockstars. Please take up the challenge!

All children should know all times tables up to 12x12 by the end of Year 4. Instant recall is any times table answered within 5 seconds. Go daily on TT Rockstars to improve your scores.


Some "Fun Games and Maths Activities"  - click on the File to Download below.



 Serial Mash on Purple Mash has some short books and multiple choice questions to answer. There is a writing task to do as well that you may enjoy doing. I will set regularly different books to read on the 2dos. 


It is so important for your child to be reading regularly. Below click the link for ideas on what kind of books are suitable for Year 5.


For all the Harry Potter fans in Year 5 why not try this website set up by JK Rowling.


For those of us who love David Walliams' books, you can access his audio books for free here!


First News!

Children can keep up to date with the latest in the news from our country and around the world with this child-friendly newspaper.

Click on English web page to get the current week's paper. 



Cosmic Kids Yoga on Youtube is a good workout with a themed story to go with it  e.g Star Wars and Disney's Moana. Why not try it out!



Please click on the relevant pages below for HOME Learning whilst school is closed. Scroll down to the Files to Download section and first look at the "Information Sheet Year 5 Home Learning School Closure" for information on all subjects. A lot of work has been set on Purple Mash - your child has their own login.

Science - why not try some activities suggested on the link below. Are you going to be a future scientist, engineer? They are the people we are relying on right now as well as our wonderful NHS.



Click on the Anglo Saxon Lettering  Powerpoint below in the Files to download and have a go at creating your own. 

Use the sheet provided in your pack to have a go at your initials. 



We welcome all parents and children to Year 5's webpage. Year 5 is an important year in which we hope to see the pupils grow to be much more independent, have more confidence and begin to express their own opinions in a mature manner. 

Long term overview Year 5

Please download the file below for an outline on what your child will be learning this year in all subjects.


Expectations in Year 5 

If you could not make the meeting or you need to check on anything, the power point presentation can be accessed by clicking on the download link below " Meet the Teacher 2019 2020"



 Please can you make sure your child can spell all the words on the Y3 and Y4 list as well as learning words on the Year 5 and Year 6 list. Click below to access both lists. Thank you. Weekly spellings following the spelling rules will also be given each week. 

Year 3 and Year 4 Spelling List

Year 5 and Year 6 Spelling list

Also there is a good interactive website that supports your child learning spelling rules and tricky spellings. Click the link below.




Files to Download

Year 5: News items

Newsletter 09/07/2020, by Mrs Maguire

Newsletter 02/07/2020, by Mrs Maguire

Newsletter 25/06/2020, by Mrs Maguire

Year 5: Gallery items

Year 5: Calendar items

Inset Day, by St Ambrose RC Primary School

Inset Day, by St Ambrose RC Primary School

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