Dear Year 5 pupils... 

You are just simply amazing.

I miss you all terribly but your emails and photos are keeping me smiling, so - thank you. 

Some days will be tougher than others but you are showing how resilient you all are, and for that - I am so proud of every single one of you. 

I can't wait to see you all again soon.

Love Miss Fares :) 

Year 5 show and tell from some of our class :) 

<< Head over to the E-safety pencil (on the left) for the most up-to-date information on keeping safe online. 

Take part in our Joy of Moving Festival! 

Seth has been busy creating a Tutankhamun mask! Check it out! He also created a PowerPoint to show how he made it!

Here's a PowerPoint created by Lucy about Penguins. There is a quiz to complete at the end. 

A Hieroglyphic message below from Jack to his classmates!

Home learning grid - week commencing 25th May 2020

Additional links that could be of use during COVID-19 home learning:

Please also look at the maths and reading curriculum pages on the website which have further links and support should you require them.

Maths and English 

 60-Second Reads Guidance (y5 and y6).pdfDownload
 60-Second Reads Guidance.pdfDownload
 Continuous Cursive.pdfDownload
 Danegeld by Rudyard Kipling.pdfDownload
 Handwriting Practice - Continuous Cursive.pdfDownload
 Handwriting Practice - Continuous Cursive.pdfDownload
 Handwriting Practice - Continuous Cursive.pdfDownload
 Handwriting Practice - Continuous Cursive.pdfDownload
 Handwriting Practice - Continuous Cursive.pdfDownload
 Magic Potion.pdfDownload
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History, Art, Geography and Science 

 # Lesson Presentation Charting the Changes.pptDownload
 Activity Sheet Ancient Egypt's Got Talent.pdfDownload
 Activity Sheet Comparing Maps.pdfDownload
 Activity Sheet Food Shortages.pdfDownload
 Activity Sheet Life Cycles Game.pdfDownload
 Activity Sheet Life Cycles Research.pdfDownload
 Ancient Egyptian Gods Information Print Out.pdfDownload
 egyptian mindfulness colouring.pdfDownload
 Forces Crossword.pdfDownload
 Lesson Presentation Is There Enough.pptDownload
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 Musical Instruments.pdfDownload
 Number of beats StdNot.pdfDownload
 Y5 Guided Listening.pdfDownload
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Welcome to Year 5

Our 2020 Spring Term Topic is...


'Sweets and treats'

Our Autumn topic was... 

  'Out of this World'.

Year 5 baked some Space treats and held an impromptu bake sale to raise money for a class Alexa. They raised approximately £67

We have visited the National Space Centre, Leicester. Here are some as a sneak preview from our workshop 'Life in Space'

Are you getting your 20 minutes of reading a day? 

Why not try one of these :-) 

Happy reading!

On Friday 15th November we joined in with Joe Wicks' Children in Need Big Morning Move alongside the Year 4's. It was a great way to enjoy a quick morning wake up! Scan our QR codes to watch the Big Morning Move! 

We have made epic maths space games, which involve questions linked to areas that we have covered in maths.

We are then using these games to write our own instructions in English. 

We are learning the words to this song to find out more about the Solar System. 

Find out all about our topic this term in the newsletter below.

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...for achieving these certificates on Times Table Rock Stars! 

Year 5's home learning resources

      Week commencing 11.5.2020

Every Monday morning, suggested tasks in the form of a grid will be uploaded to our class page to support with home learning while the children are off. Some of the work will link to the packs sent home, while other tasks will link to activities we would have completed in the classroom. 

The final page consists of a suggested weekly timetable to maintain a level of normality with structure if you wish.

You have all been provided with individual log ins for:

  • TT rock stars
  • Spelling Shed
  • Epic Books
  • Language Angels

Please contact Miss Fares for support if you are unable to get onto these accounts


If you need to get in contact, ask questions or want to share home learning photos/ documents with Miss Fares please do so at:

A parent group email has recently been set up

I will only be emailing group messages via that group. If you press 'reply all' your response will send to everybody. It is best to just press 'reply' or send directly to YR5@ email address.

Please note that e-mails will be responded to between 9am-12pm Monday to Friday. 


Some fantastic examples of home learning have been e-mailed to me over the last few weeks - please keep sending them to so you can share your fantastic learning!

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