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Year 5- I first of all want to wish you a happy New Year! I hope you all managed to have a lovely Christmas period. Thank you again for all of your lovely cards, gifts and treats.


I am very sad that we will not be meeting in-person for a while. I hope this time is short and that we get to be back together soon. I will be planning lots of opportunities for us to catch up in small groups, as a whole class and one-to-one using Google Meet. Make sure you keep an eye on Google Classroom so you don't miss out!


For your learning, there will be lots of ideas and activities being uploaded across the next couple of days. Tomorrow (05.01.21), I will ask you to look at the links uploaded to the 'Work for those at home' section on Google Classroom. This is because I will spend tomorrow editing and tweaking the fun lessons I had planned for us to do in class to make them suitable for you at home.


Keep in touch. Send me a message on Google Classroom, send me some photos of anything you get up to and try to join our Google Meets when you can.


Thinking of you all, Miss Potter :) 

Year 5 Team:

Mrs Gomme - Class Teacher on a Monday

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

Mrs Miller and Mrs Silverwood - Teaching Assistants

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 Miller

Tuesday-Friday: Miss Potter and Mrs Miller


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

What are we learning about this term?

Theme: Amazing Americas

Link text: Journey to the River Sea, Eva Ibbotson.


See below for our curriculum map for Spring 2020.


See below for Year 5's non-negotiables.


This term our Class Talk Topic is: “How and why are the Americas changing?” We will be working on this question in our topic lessons as we develop our understanding of physical and human geography. We will be trying to answer this question through our school- and home-based project which will be presented to class 6. 

Help sheet for adding a document on Google Classroom

Please the document above to help you attach a document for your reading assignments.


If the work is not listed as an assignment, you do not need to show Miss Potter the work unless it says otherwise.


The optional task is listed as an assignment, but is an optional task to complete and send in digitally.

Religious Education, PSHE and Collective Worship


In RE we are learning "How can Brahman be everywhere and in everything?" in our study of Hinduism.


In Jigsaw PSHE lessons our unit is: Dreams and Goals!


In Collective Worship our theme is: Respect and 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!

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

Year 5 Christmas 2020