Year 5


Two weeks in and you are all smashing it! We are so impressed with all of you, the effort you are putting into your work is fantastic. You should all be very proud of yourselves.

We hope you are enjoying our new project… ‘The great 2021 wonderful world fair’ presented by Beijing and Washington class. Throughout this project, we will be continuing to learn about the important inventors of our world. We also hope you have enjoyed our first ‘Making Memories’ Friday,  since seeing your pictures and recipes, you made us incredibly hungry – we even had scrambled eggs for lunch ourselves! We really look forward to building upon our year group cookbook – it’s going to be delicious!

As you will have noticed from Teams this week, we set a daily assignment through which you can access all resources for that day as well as submitting all work for the day. We are going to continue to do this next week as it seems to work really well and avoids the issues of any links to resources not working. A parent mail was sent out about this last week. We will still upload a weekly timetable on a Sunday but please remember that it may be very slightly less detailed than currently so you would need to access daily assignments for details and links. We will issue a daily timetable on the assignment which will have details for using resources as well as sending the resources in the assignment. Instructions for uploading work will be the same as previously –  please refer to the guide sent out by Mr. Payne. Thank you so much for all you are doing. We will get there with the technology eventually!

Maths and English

In Maths, this week, we will be moving onto multiplication, recapping some key methods from last year and applying those to 4 digit numbers. We will be doing some live and pre-recorded lessons as well as using powerpoints and videos to introduce the idea for each lesson.

In English, we will be continuing to explore fantasy stories, focusing on character creation and description. We hope you are enjoying The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe chapter readings – it was brilliant to see your ideas for the ‘What would be in your wardrobe?’ task. Great work Year 5!

Keep working on spellings from the following lists. Lockdown may be an ideal opportunity to really hone your knowledge of spelling so that, once we are back at school, you can really develop your writing without worrying about the spellings as much:



Attached are also some recommended books for Year 5! Book List
Important information:

We are continuing with our live lessons next week as well as hopefully pre-recording one other lesson for the day for you to watch We are really hoping that this new way of learning is working for everyone, we really feel that it is enabling us to learn together as if we were in school.

Thank you for being so patient with us as we learn new technical strategies, please make sure that you read the Parents’ Teams Tips document that Mr. Payne sent out as this is a helpful guide to using Teams. So many of you are joining us for our live lessons, it’s beyond brilliant!

Next week, we will be introducing an afternoon PE session – how exciting! Get warmed up and ready to go!


Remember that we are all in this together so keep in touch, stay calm, be kind and carry on! We are always on the end of an email when you need us.

We look forward to speaking with you all next week!
Miss Cutler and Mrs Dodd

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