Year 5’s Remote learning for the week beginning 18.1.21

This weeks remote learning consists of:

Guided reading: This week in Guided Reading, we are extending our reading skills by using inference, looking at the meaning of unfamiliar words in a text and evaluating the authors’ use of language.

Literacy: Writing a biography on a historical figure (Monarch) Including literacy features; parenthesis and relative clauses.

Maths: Identifying, naming and writing equivalent fractions (mixed and improper fractions).


History – The Magna carta.

Geography – Sustainability.

Science: Carrying out an investigation on Gravity

Day one

Good morning Year 5,

Please find attached the remote learning file for today.
If there are any issues or questions please don’t hesitate to send a message on Dojo’s.

Thank you

Mr Watkins & Mrs Ellis.

Happy New Year! Feliz año nuevo

Throughout the Spring term, Year 5 will be going back in time.

During Literacy and History the children will be learning about, Conflict within the monarchies, focusing on Monarchs of Britain since 1066.

Our Literacy writing will be centred around gaining historical knowledge about Monarchs and the Victorian legacy, where the children will be writing biographies, explanation texts, setting descriptions and discursive debates.

A couple of great websites to look at and use are:

The spelling focus for the term can also be found by following this link:

Unit 9_12

In Numeracy the children will be learning about fractions, decimals, and percentages.

  • compare and order fractions whose denominators are all multiples of the same number
  • identify, name and write equivalent fractions of a given fraction, represented visually, including tenths and hundredths
  •  recognise mixed numbers and improper fractions and convert from one form to the other and write mathematical statements > 1 as a mixed number for example, 2/5 + 4/5 = 6/5 = 1 1/5
  •  add and subtract fractions with the same denominator and denominators that are multiples of the same number
  •  multiply proper fractions and mixed numbers by whole numbers, supported by materials and diagrams
  •  read and write decimal numbers as fractions [for example, 0.71 = 71/100 ]
  •  recognise and use thousandths and relate them to tenths, hundredths and decimal equivalents
  •  round decimals with two decimal places to the nearest whole number and to one decimal place
  •  read, write, order and compare numbers with up to three decimal places
  •  solve problems involving number up to three decimal places
  •  recognise the per cent symbol (%) and understand that per cent relates to ‘number of parts per hundred’, and write percentages as a fraction with denominator 100, and as a decimal
  •  solve problems which require knowing percentage and decimal equivalents of ½, ¼, 1/5, 2/5, 4/5 and those fractions with a denominator of a multiple of 10 or 25.

Again, a couple of good websites to support your child’s learning are:


In Science the children will be covering, Forces then Earth and Space.

  • explain that unsupported objects fall towards the Earth because of the force of gravity acting between the Earth and the falling object
  •  identify the effects of air resistance, water resistance and friction, that act between moving surfaces
  •  recognise that some mechanisms, including levers, pulleys and gears, allow a smaller force to have a greater effect.
  • describe the movement of the Earth, and other planets, relative to the Sun in the solar system
  •  describe the movement of the Moon relative to the Earth
  •  describe the Sun, Earth and Moon as approximately spherical bodies
  •  use the idea of the Earth’s rotation to explain day and night and the apparent movement of the sun across the sky.

Any questions please use the schools Dojo app. – Mrs Ellis class – Mr Watkins class

Black History Day

To celebrate Black history month, Year 5 have been researching to gain information, using a range of skills from a variety of curriculum subjects.

The children have focused their work on Maya Angelou. The children have investigated her life and achievements, create their own Maya Angelou inspired poem and produced artwork related to her poetry.  

Year 5 Welcome and Homework

Hello and welcome back,

As we are not able to have our usual open evening this term I have attached a link to the power point, that we would have shared with you.

Any questions please ask via the class dojo system ( link below)

Open evening ppt

Homework will be sent out every Friday and due back in every Thursday morning. There will be one piece of Literacy (spelling or grammar based) and one piece of maths.

Alongside this, each term (September, January and April time) there will be a piece of project work set and will be due back in at the end of that half term (October, February and May)

Children will be expected to read often at home and have at least two comments in their diary each week.

Please support your child at home.

If you need additional homework sheets or need some advice please contact me via Dojo.

I have also attached a list of spellings (units 1 – 4) we will be learning in our lessons and will also be part of the homework!

Unit 1_4

Thank you for your continued support!

Mr Watkins

Autumn information

Welcome back Year 5’s, we have a really exciting term ahead.

Our topics for this term will be Earthquakes and Volcanoes, where we will begin by learning where and what Earthquakes and Volcanoes are through our Geography/ Literacy subjects, whilst sharing the text, Escape from Pompeii by C. Balit.

During Science our focus is Materials, looking at their properties and changes.

P.E will be on Wednesday (outdoor) and Thursday (indoor), we ask that P.E kit is in school at the beginning of the week and taken home on Friday.

Homework is handed out on a Friday and is to be returned on the following Thursday unless otherwise stated.  Homework will consist of a spelling and maths activity. We also expect three adult comments in their reading diary each week.

Thank you.

Mrs Elis and Mr Watkins

Dear parents and carers,
Thank you so much for once again supporting our school book fair! In total, the school sold £1165 worth of books which means that we will be given £700 worth of FREE books for your children to enjoy! As a school we are so grateful for such overwhelming support…happy reading!

Arts week

What a week we have had!

The children have been learning a range of artistic skills as well as the artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo. From his work they have been inspired to create both 2D and 3D pieces of art work, using the theme ‘Woodlands’
From researching, forageing, designing and then creating using clay, paints and of course natural materials, I think you will agree the finished pieces are amazing!

Well done class 🙂


Chinese New Year

Today, Year 5 have been celebrating Chinese New Year. In class, we have been learning about how each year is represented by an animal from learning the Chinese Zodiac story. We have also had a treat, by sharing some Chinese fruit (lychees) and nibbles (prawn crackers).  After, we then opened our fortune cookies and shared our fortunes with the class.