Autumn 1 Week 4

This week, we completed our end of unit writing for our ‘Who am I?’ English topic. The children wrote descriptions of themselves and thought deeply about who they are. I was really impressed with the final outcome. Our maths learning has continued to focus on place value. We have added and subtracted 10, 100, 1000 and 10,000 from large numbers and worked on Roman numerals.
In Science this week, we have begun an investigation about the effect of mineral salts on the growth of plants. We have planted radishes with various amounts of mineral pellets and we will watch the impact of this over the next few weeks.
We braved the windy weather this afternoon and went outside to work on our chest pass technique with some throwing tennis.
We welcomed Fr Alex into school today and he led us in a mass. Year 5 behaved reverently throughout and Fr Alex was very impressed with their behaviour.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
Mrs Lines
Home Learning:
Mathletics has been set as have activities on study ladder. Children should complete 10 readtheory tests and learn week 3 spellings.

Autumn 1 Week 3

We have made the most of the fantastic weather this week and got outside for some of our lessons. For Science, we went in search of wildlife on our school grounds and tried to determine what stage of its life cycle the creature was in. Our weekly mindfulness task gave us the opportunity to take notice of the natural world around us and make drawings of plants in bloom. Our PE lessons have focused on agility, dodging and chest passing. Year 5 have loved some of the games we have played, with ‘gladiators’ being a particular favourite!
I have been greatly impressed with the children’s maths skills over the past couple of weeks. We have progressed our place value from 4 digit to 7 digit numbers. Well done, Year 5!
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.
Mrs Lines
Home Learning
Mathletics and studyladder activities have been set. Children should also complete 10 readtheory tests and learn Week 2 spellings. A copy has been sent home with the children but they can also be viewed on the previous blog post.


Here are our spellings for this half term. I will print them as soon as the printer is functional. Please remember that PE is tomorrow and to wear your kit to school.

Year 5 Term 1A Overview

Autumn 1 Week 2

We have come to the end of our first full week of learning. The children have continued to settle and adjust to being back in school full time. We have started many of our new topics this week.
In science, we are learning about animals including humans. In Year 5, this means learning about life cycles and human growth. We started by investigating eggs and making scientific observations about them. Year 5 were able to pick out small details and learnt about each part of the egg.
In RE, we have been thinking about our mission prayer. The children searched through St Paul’s letters to find evidence of where we gain our key themes of care, respect, using our talents and believing we are all God’s work of art. We also thought about how we display these each day in school.
Multi skills is our current topic in PE. Today we learnt how to be more agile and improve our dodging technique. Please note that there is a change to our PE day. From now on, we will have PE on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Home learning has been set today. The children have been given their home reading records and login details have been stuck inside. There are details for 3 different sites:, mathletics and  studyladder. This week, children should log in and complete the mathletics set and the initial assessment on readtheory. There has been no learning set on studyladder. Spellings for the half term will be given on Monday. The readtheory assessment is important to find the right level for the comprehensions your child will be given. Please let them complete this independently and reassure them not to worry if they find it difficult.

Welcome to Year 5

Welcome back. It has been wonderful spending time getting to know your children over the past two days. They have all adjusted well to new routines and have loved seeing each other again at playtime. It has been a great pleasure seeing their smiles and how happy being together as a class has made them. This week, we have been busy learning about hope, our new school focus for this year. I was thoroughly uplifted by their explanations of where they find hope in their lives.

This year, children need to come to school wearing their PE kits. Year 5 PE days are Tuesday and Friday. This will start from next week. Year 5 have been fantastic at bringing in water bottles and pencil cases daily, thank you.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend

Mrs Lines

Summer 2020 Support For Learning

Dear Parents,

This page has been set up to give you some ideas to help keep your children busy over the summer holidays should you wish to dip into them.

The activities are designed to be a review of material from the past school year and also are practical ideas to do both indoors and outdoors.

We encourage you to reward your child at home for their efforts in completing these activities.

Have an enjoyable summer break!

Mrs McNamara


Click on the links to see the challenges !

                                                           Reading Challenge  KS1 and KS2                                                 Summer 2020 Challenge_Digital PREMIER LEAGUE

Holiday Learning Premier League IDEAS

My Activity Book 5 to 7 years                                My Activity Book 7 to 11 years

KS1_Answers                             KS2_Answers

    Busy Boxes

                        Social and Emotional Learning

    Activities:           Click on each activity and have a go!

  one  two three  four five six  seven eight  nine ten eleven  twelve





Please look back at the Reception  Blog. There are many ideas posted on each Blog by Ms Pemberton ( Formally Mrs Theo) that you can do with your child.

Click here for some other creative ideas  A      B








Log onto your Mathletics Accounts!

Click hit the button            Maths Chase (to practise your times tables)

Maths Link – Premier League 

KS2  Maths Skills Organiser

BBC Bitesize


        Reading Link

English Link – Premier League

Puffin Activity Book KS2

Comprehension Work:

Comprehension      Year 3        Activity 1       2       3  4       Answers   1    2    3  4

Comprehension      Year 4       Activity 1    2       3               Answers  1    2  3

Comprehension      Year 5        Activity 1      2      3             Answers  1    2   3

Comprehension      Year 6        Activity 1    2      3               Answers   1  2   3

For those of you that have a Read Theory Account….log on and complete the comprehension exercises each day.

Grammar Activities:    Present_and_Progressive_quiz

Grammar: Semi-colon_Worksheet


Free English Downloads 

BBC Bitesize – English

Here are some Science Activities for KS1 and KS2.

Key Stage 1:    A   B    C   D   E   F G  H                             Key Stage 2:    A   B  C D  E  F  G  H

Plants Pack

Log onto BBC Bitesize too.


   Click on the Music Icon to see what’s in store for you!!

 Music for you to do over a week

          Resources for Music:  Listen_to_Music      Homemade_Musical_Instruments      FlatBeethoven      Fast_Slow

Why not try the Chrome Music Lab           


This document gives you many design and technology ideas which you can do…..Click here to see!!

                                Bird Feeders…………………..Kites and much more!!



Design-a-roundel-TfL-Craft-Club       Floating_Garden_Challenge_-_Home_learning_guide    Goal_Colouring      Make_a_Kite    Flappy-bat_KS2    Tennis_colouring_1



Games and Activities  Click on the links below!

Word_Tennis    Wimbledon_Word_Search    Wimbledon_Word_Search    The_Beat_Goes_On_Family_Crossword_Puzzle_13-14    September2020

Lockdown Challenge      I love tennis – Colouring




Animals Car Car Truck Jeep Activities

Celebrate Earth Day

Dice Activities Online EYFS


Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Home Learning Ideas

How to make a dice EYFS

Jack and the Beanstalk Magic EYFS

Our Hands EYFS

Read with Trust

Reading with Trust Comic

The Bird in the Forest

The Drummer Boy

TheThree Billy Goats Gruff

Treasure Island EYFS

Dance   Moana


Harry Potter

Wild Workout – After completing  this session of wild workout, why not design your own workout?


Try following a dance lesson as part of your exercise today. You could have a go at making up your own routine afterwards!

Dance Lesson

Begin your day with a workout. Click on the the button and get active!

Joe Wicks kept a lot of children active during lockdown…why not revisit his workouts?  Click here.



During this time, children may be accessing a lot of resources via the internet, sometimes without your supervision.

  • Please highlight to your children the importance of staying safe online.
  • Remind them that they should always talk to an adult if they see something that worries them.


Celebration Blog

In our final week of school, Zackary came in first place for readtheory. Alex is in second with Fiona in third. Well done for keeping up with your reading. Alex and Zackary also earned silver certificates on mathletics- well done, boys! Bronze certificate were earned by Jake, Zackary, Matthew L, Fiona, Dejon, Jamie H and Alex. Remember that you can continue to do readtheory and mathlectics throughout the summer to keep your skills sharp!

Thank you to Bella for sending in pictures of her healthy smoothie. It looks delicious!


Enjoy the beautiful weather today.


Mrs Lines


Happy Holidays

Wishing you a very happy holiday!

Thursday 16th July 2020

Good morning,

Welcome to the last day of Year 5! It has been a pleasure to be your teacher this year. Although it was frustrating and disappointing that our time was cut short, I have so many happy memories of you all. Thank you for your hard work this year, particularly under such challenging circumstances. You should all be really proud of yourselves and I can’t wait to see you back in September in Year 6. You will be wonderful leaders of our school and I know you will all shine. Thank you for the wonderful gift you gave me yesterday, I truly appreciate your generosity. I had only discussed with my bubble earlier in the the day that we hadn’t been able to get our official class photograph this year, so your rainbow picture is perfect. Have a wonderful summer holiday.

Mrs Lines

Here is your learning for today:

Morning Prayer Follow the PowerPoint for your daily prayer

Thursday Prayer

Maths WALT- Read timetables

Questions: Lesson_4_-_Timetables



English Find your learning here:Year 5 Day 4
Reading and Spelling Complete 10 read theory tests

Read your own book for 20 minutes

Use spelling frame- rule 39

Curriculum It’s computing week. Click on this link to see the selection activities available.


Wednesday 15th July 2020

Dear Year 5,

If you are not attending school today, I have set you mathletics tasks and activities on You should also continue to do readtheory and spellingframe.


Have a great day


Mrs Lines