Year 5



Dear Parents/Carers,

The Year 5 team hope that you are all healthy and well. We have spent time putting together some websites/work for your children to complete whilst the school is closed. We are asking you to ensure that your child/ren spend:

Please ensure that your child/ren have regular breaks between learning, as most concentrate best for 20 minutes at a time. Please make sure your child/ren are working as independently as possible and spread their workload out appropriately.

Keep in touch with your class teacher on the relevant class email:

Mrs Bardell (5B):

Mr Cook (5C):

Miss Keen (5K):

Mrs Nicholson (5N): (this will be monitored by Mrs Bardell for the immediate future).

Please click on the link for WEEK 2Week 2 of Home Learning_


Monday 23rd March 2020:

English: Relative clauses (Spot the Clause activity): Identifying the Relative Clause Activity

Maths: Adding decimals – both pages but not the word problems (please see PowerPoint provided): Adding Decimals Tasks and Lesson Presentation Decimal Addition

R.E: Easter story comic strip including the following key events: Jesus arriving in Jerusalem; the Last Supper; Jesus being arrested; Jesus’ crucifixion and his death and finally his resurrection.  (Please see Activity provided): Easter Comic Strip Activity

Tuesday 24th March 2020:

English: Write 8 sentences which contain a relative clause and a year 5/6 spelling word. Challenge: Make your sentences link to space or Ancient Greece.

Maths: Subtracting decimals – both pages but not the word problems (please see PowerPoint provided): Subtracting Decimals TasksLesson Presentation Decimal Subtraction

Topic: Create a Venn diagram to compare the Ancient Greek Olympics and Current Olympics (please see PowerPoint and Activity provided): Ancient Greek Olympics History TopicAncient Greek Olympics Venn Diagram Activity

Wednesday 25th March 2020:

English: Create a character description of a family member. Think about physical appearance, behaviour, personality. Use your senses to describe them. Challenge: Include a metaphor, relative clauses and adjective pairs. 

Maths: Word problems involving adding and subtracting decimals (word problems from Monday and Tuesday tasks)

Science: Create a dictionary including space terminology, such as planets, asteroids, waxing/waning, astronaut, sun, moon, solar system, etc.

Thursday 26th March 2020:

English: Adverbs for description (please choose the activity which you think is most suitable for your child): Identifying adverbs within description activity

Maths: Counting on in decimals activity: Counting on in Decimals Tasks

French: My Family members (please see PowerPoint and Activity provided): Meet the Family ActivityMeet the Family Presentation

Friday 27th March 2020:

English: Fronted adverbial writing activity: Fronted Adverbials Writing Activity

Maths: Decimal problems: Decimal Number Puzzle Tasks

Art: Create an Easter card to send to a family member or friend you have not seen in a while.

Along with the above work we would like your child/ren this week to:

  • Cook a meal for your family with support from an adult
  • Try something new

Useful websites:

To support learning:

Times Table Rock Stars (free with school subscription)

Explorify for Science

ICT Games (for Literacy and Maths)

Prodigy Maths (free app) –

British Museum – Ancient Greece

Dance Mat Typing Games

To support Mindfulness and Keeping Active:

Smiling Mind

Cosmic Yoga – YouTube

BBC Supermovers

Go Noodle – YouTube

Premier League Stars


P.E with Joe Wicks (The Body Coach) Monday to Friday 9am – YouTube




We start the year with a geography focus – mountains, rivers and oceans, with a focus on map work, physical and human geography. We allow children to discover and research all about different continents and countries. During this topic we shall be having a residential trip to Sayers Croft, where we will be conducting our own river study.

Our Spring Term History focus is The Greeks.  In this topic, we learn about: the lives of Ancient Greeks, culture, religion, significant historic events, explore some of their myths and consider their legacy.  We further develop their understanding of the Greeks through our Greek Day, during which learning is a little more practical than usual.  During the term, our science focus is the Earth in Space.  In addition, we have a visit from The Mobile Planetarium from Winchester Intech Centre.  Here, pupils experience detailed views of the constellations and the planets within our solar system through different presentations.

In the Summer Term, our topic is Invaders and Settlers. We study the Romans, Anglo-Saxons, Vikings and Normans. We try to answer some key questions: learn about the history of the Anglo-Saxons; Anglo-Saxons settlements and kingdoms; the discoveries at Sutton Hoo ‘the mystery grave’;learn about the highs and lows of Viking life; Anglo Saxon justice; Christianity. We look into similar situations with the Vikings. Our main aim in both the Spring and Summer terms is the focus on history skills such as using evidence and looking at different sources to allow the pupils to make their own opinions about these time periods. We will hold an Invaders and Settlers Day when children will get a glimpse of some of the challenges of life in the past.

Year 5 PE, PSHE and Music (Doods & Toots) take place on Tuesday afternoon and PE Thursday mornings – pupils must have suitable PE kit in school all week.

Each class is learning how to play the Dood or Toot with Helen Owlett, a music teacher.

We expect pupils to spend up to 30 minutes on each piece of their homework. On occasions homework will be a project and will last a couple of weeks.

Monday – Topic/English and Maths homework tasks are set, due back on the Wednesday.

New spellings list given on Monday for a test on Friday (we are using for our weekly spellings: pupils should use this regularly to practise spellings).

Reading – Read at home five times with a parent/carer signature in the Reading Diary (pupils should read a range of different genres).

Year 5 Spring Term 2020 Information Sheet: Yr5 Curriculum Info – Spring Term 2020

Year 5 Autumn Term 2019 Information Sheet: Year 5 Autumn Term Curriculum Information