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Topic for Autumn Term 2020

Talk for Writing

We have been having some exciting learning around non-chronological texts. We have been learning a text about 'Native Jawas' who are characters from Star Wars. Check out our performance here, we know it well! Can you practise at home?

Year 5 Home Learning

To contact a member of the Year 5 teaching staff for support with home learning, please email:


Whilst your children are not at school, it would be beneficial for them to continue their learning at home. Practicing maths (calculations, times tables etc), writing, spellings and reading daily will keep their learning fresh in their minds and help keep them occupied. Below are suggested activities or websites the children use at school and can continue to use at home.

Choose an activity from the grid below. Once you have finished email it or take a picture and send it to your teacher.

White rose daily maths lessons and resources: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

Classroom secrets weekly learning packs and timetables: https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/free-home-learning-packs/

BBC Bitesize daily lessons and home learning guidance: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

***Power Of Reading (and writing)*** - CLPE's 'Take 5' for year 5 and 6.

Download and have a try at these 
Street Child

Log on to Lexia - see link below.

Also in the home pack, there are two spelling lists. These are words the children should be able to spell by the end of their primary education. They can practise these spellings in a variety of ways:

Ransom notes – Using magazines or newspapers, find the letters you need, cut them up and stick/place them in order to spell the word.

Rainbow words – Choose a coloured pencil or pen and write the spelling word. Then pick another colour and write over the top. Repeat until you have used seven colours.

Bubble/Graffiti writing – Practise the spelling words by drawing the words in as many different ways as you can.

Times Tables:
Log on to Times Tables Rockstars and see how many levels you can beat.

Also there is a Multiplication grid in the pack which will help children practise their times tables. This is an important skill to practise.

Websites and tools we use in school:

All of the below can be monitored and supported by teachers and meet curriculum objectives. Some of these allow teachers to set tasks. Internet access is needed for each of the below.

www.lexiacore5.com (Reading, spelling, punctuation and Grammar – teacher can monitor)

How to log in: visit website, put in teacher’s email address


Individual login details in pack.

https://ttrockstars.com/ - (multiplication tables – teacher can monitor and set tasks)

How to login: Visit website, enter school postcode (BN2 4PA). Individual logins in pack.

https://www.purplemash.com/login/ - (computing, Maths, spelling, reading – teacher can monitor and set tasks).

How to login: Visit website, find school, individual logins in pack).

https://classroom.google.com/ - Virtual classroom. Teacher can set work and send messages to communicate with children.

How to login: Visit website and use email and password (this is locked down so messages cannot be sent or received other than from class teachers). Individual logins in pack.

We hope this is helpful – all of the resources mentioned are useful and will support your child’s learning if used regularly.

Other useful links/website:

https://uk.ixl.com/math/ - curriculum based maths quizzes
https://myminimaths.co.uk/ - maths resources
https://www.mathantics.com/ - explanative maths video tutorials
https://www.theschoolrun.com/ - guides for parents to help with learnin
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary - supporting resources for English/Maths/Foundation
http://www.pobble365.com - Provides a different picture each day as a writing stimulus
https://www.onceuponapicture.co.uk/ - Provides many writing stimuli
https://www.duolingo.com/ - Sign up for free and learn Spanish