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Year 5

Learning from home

For children who are at home due to self-isolating, please find below some ideas for home learning. Children will also regularly be assigned 2dos on Purple Mash to complete.  

Project Home Learning



Welcome to Year 5!

Cousteau, Macarthur and J.K. Rowling



Year 5 News


Welcome Back



The Lost Thing will allow the children to explore emotions and feelings linked to belonging.  After watching the animation of the film and the sharing of the book, the children will debate whether the use of technology takes over your life and this will lead to persuasive writing. In art, the children will create their own Lost Thing in the style of the illustrator and these will be shared in a gallery at the end of the project. 


Home Learning

For our Lost Thing project, you can choose one home learning activity to complete below. Your home learning is due Friday 18th September 2020.

- English—To write a newspaper about the appearance of the Lost Thing.

- Computing ideas:

· Use art software to design your own ‘Lost Thing’.

· Use publishing software to design a ‘Missing’ poster for the Lost Thing.

· Create a video report about a sighting of a ‘Lost Thing’ on the beach.

- Art- Try drawing the Lost Thing by following the tips in this video:

The children will continue to get weekly spellings and timetable practice. Spellings will be put into your child’s diary every Friday to be tested on the following Friday.


We also ask that you please read with your child at least 4 times a week and sign your child’s home school diary. Every time your child reads at least 4 time a week, they will receive a raffle ticket which will be put into a draw at the end of each half term to potentially win a prize.




This half term our PE sessions will be held on a Tuesday and Thursday.  Both PE session will be lead by your child’s class teacher. The sports we will be studying this term are tennis and tag rugby. We recommend children keep their PE kit in school all week in case of any last minute changes and take them home at the end of the week to be washed. As it is coming into autumn, please can children bring in warm sports wear as we will be going outside.


Forest School

Forest School sessions will start the week beginning 14th September with our specialist Mrs Fisher and Mrs Arnold.  Forest School sessions at King Campus will be every Wednesday morning and at Kirk Campus every Thursday morning. As Forest School will be taught in the morning, children are allowed to arrive at school in forest school kit but must get changed back into school uniform after their lesson. Please also bring your own wellies and spare socks.


Other information

Just a reminder the reading challenge has started again. Your child has been given a reading challenge sheet to complete. If children complete the challenge at the end of the academic year they will receive a certificate and be entered into a prize draw. So lets get reading!


Also, we will be putting log in details in your child’s school diary for Oxford Reading Buddy, Times Table Rock Stars and Purple Mash. These are online resources your child is using at school to support reading, times tables and computing. Your child can use their log in details at home so they can continue practising.


Lastly, Parents and Guardians, please if you have any concerns or questions your first port of call is your child’s class teacher. If the class teacher is unable to help then you must speak to the Year Lead. After that, this could be passed to a member of SLT and then the Deputy Head or Head Teacher.


Dates for the diary


Friday 25th September — Year 5 Anglo-Saxon Workshop with Paul Nolan

King Campus AM and Kirk Campus PM

Friday 9th October — Dress down day

Friday 23rd October — Inset Day

Monday 26th—Friday 30th October — HALF TERM

Monday 2nd November — Inset Day

Tuesday 17th November — Year 5 Tree Planting for King Campus

Thursday 19th November — Year 5 Tree Planting for Kirk Campus

Friday 20th November — Dress down day

Friday 4th December — Dress down day

Friday 11th December — Christmas Jumper Day

Monday 14th—17th December — Bikeability for King Campus (class to be confirmed)

Friday 17th December — Christmas disco

Monday 21st December—Friday 1st January — Christmas holidays


All key dates are also saved onto the school website and will appear on your school app.


Due to our current situation, we are trying to limited face to face contact with parents on the door but please if you do have any concerns or queries, contact the school office and we will be more than happy to ring you back to discuss any issues.




Anglo-Saxon Warrior Workshop

Year 5's really enjoyed Paul Nolan's visit on Friday, where they took part in an Anglo-Saxon warrior workshop to introduce our new project, Back in Time.

The children got the opportunity to dress up, have a go at archery and explore lots of different Saxon artefacts. This was a great way to start our new project and has got all Year 5's extremely excited to learn more about the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings.