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Year 5 2020 - 2021

Year 5's Virtual Concert

Year 5 Team:

Mrs Gomme - Class Teacher on a Monday

Miss Potter - Class Teacher on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Mrs Hayes - Teaching Assistant

Welcome to Year Five's section of the website. Look out for regular updates to find out what the children have been learning and experiencing.


Routine and Information

  • PE kits should be worn all day on our PE days. Year 5 PE days this term are: Monday and Wednesday.
  • Homework will be set on a Wednesday using online means and handed in the following Monday.
  • Spellings form part of the homework. However these will be set on a Wednesday and tested on the following Wednesday. Your child should practice this spellings across the week.
  • Please listen to your child read five times a week and comment in their reading journals. Try some of our reading comprehension questions below to see how much your child can remember!
  • Swimming will not being happening this term.
  • Pencil cases – pupils in Year 5 are provided with all of the stationery items that they will need in class. If pupils wish to bring in a pencil case then it should be small and flat, containing no more than 15 items so that it can fit in trays. Stationery limited to fountain pen, pencil, 1 rubber, 1 pencil sharpener, 1 ruler, 10 or less coloured pencils or felt tips.
  • Uniform – Please see the updated uniform expectations document on the parents page. 
  • Hair – Long hair must be safely tied back and hair must be the child’s natural colour. Hair fastenings should be plain and in school colours. 



Monday: Mrs Gomme and Mrs Hayes

Tuesday-Friday: Miss Potter and Mrs Hayes


We welcome you to come and speak to us if you have any queries. Please leave a message with the staff member at the gate if you cannot see a member of the Year 5 team. Time is limited in the mornings and not particularly private, so the end of the day is preferable if it can wait.

This year, we will be setting home learning tasks on Google Classroom. We will also set school work on Google Classroom in the event of a class / school / local / national lock down.


In Year 5, pupils will be asked to complete reading, spelling, maths and another task (writing, topic, science etc).


Reading will be recorded in reading records and spelling will be recorded in spelling journals. Spelling books should be returned on a Monday 

Maths will be set on Mathletics and 'other tasks' can be completed on paper and photographed or on a computer or tablet. Photos can be emailed to or attached to Google Classroom submissions.

What are we learning about this term?

Theme: WWII

Link text: Letters from the Lighthouse, Emma Carroll


See below for our curriculum map for Summer 2021


See below for Year 5's non-negotiables.


This term our Class Talk Topic is: “How has WWII impacted modern lives?” We will be working on this question in our topic lessons as we develop our understanding of WWII. We will be trying to answer this question through our home-based project which will be presented to the rest of the class. 

Religious Education, PSHE and Collective Worship


In RE we are learning "What does it mean if God is holy and loving?" in our study of Christianity.


In Jigsaw PSHE lessons our unit is: Changing me!


In Collective Worship our theme is: that we live life in all its fullness.


Year 5 Non-Negotiables

Spelling Activities

Please see Google Classroom for more information.

Useful websites


These websites can be useful for helping with homework or for working from home.


Top Marks

Our favourite is Hit the Button!


BBC Bitesize

A useful website with a range of subjects to look through.


Times Tables

Useful to practice your times tables at home. In the link is the speed test. How fast can you go?


BBC Newsround

We like to watch this in class, but you could try reading some of the articles when you are at home!


DK Find Out!

Fun facts for kids!

Country Dancing 02.07.21


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Help! Our chairs went on strike! 23.06.21

Coke and Mentos Experiment- Science Week 2021

Bites Experiment- Science Week 2021

Bubbles investigation! Science Week 2021

Volcano in a cup - Science Week 2021

Volcano in a cup - Science Week 2021

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Bites experiment- Science Week 2021

Bubbles experiment- Science Week 2021

We made our own board games in RE! 21.05.21

We did SPaG Bootcamp! 19.05.21

We got our WWII job letters! 14.05.21

We made freeze frames of our link text!

Running the Daily Mile 30.04.21

We toured the new building! 30.04.21

Measuring heart rate using bluetack and a toothpick! 29.04

We visited the chicks today! 29.04.21

Coming up with ideas for our Engineering Project! 21.04.21

Check out Year 5's 'virtual showcase' below!