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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!

This area will keep you up to date with what is happening in and out of class. 

Hope you have had a lovely weekend; the weather is just lovely so I hope that you have had fun playing in your garden.

If you haven't already, message me on Mirodo, and let me know how you are doing.

Mr Buis and I, are working closely together to plan your home learning. Mr Buis is planning the Maths, RE and Science, and he will be able to answer any questions linked to those subjects. I am planning the other subjects so any questions please direct them towards me.



Hope that you have a good week!







Support for Families

From 12th May, there will be a new email address to contact if you have any questions or worries about emotional well-being, special education needs or need advice or guidance for support for you and your family , please see below

Email address:


Please continue to contact Mr Buis and I through the class email address:

Wonderful Work- You must watch!

Still image for this video

Click on the link to watch your classmate transform into a circus acrobat!

Week Beginning: Monday 18th May

I just want to start the week by saying a big thank you to all of you that send in work and who keep us updated with how you are doing. Remember to try to send me at least one message a week on Mirodo. It doesn't have to link to school work- I just like to hear from you.


In school one of our core values is kindness, and this week in particular, I want you to try to be kind to yourself. Try to find some time to think positive thoughts about yourself, and celebrate the amazing person that you are.

I am really missing you all. You are all wonderful, and yet unique in your own way, and I want you to celebrate and be proud of who you are.



How much reading have you been doing? Are you struggling to find things to read? I messaged you all on Mirodo a while ago about logging onto Oxford Owl, but on our school website under the Children Section there are First Newspapers to read online which are full of interesting things to read.  Last week you were set a challenge linked to reading on Purple Mash and lots of you did a great job at reading and quizzing every day -brilliant!


This week for your reading tasks, I would like you to logon to Accelerated Reader and read the online articles which you can then complete a quiz. Details of how to do this are below:


Accelerated Reader Online Articles Information

READING STAR! (Friday 15th May)


A huge well done to Kieran who spent ......108 minutes on Nessy last week-what a star!

Remember to logon to Lexia or Nessy to meet your usage like you did at school!

Quiz Stars!

Big congratulations to: Estella, Daniel, Jamie and Sophie for completing quizzes this week.

Jamie read 54,299 words and Estella 54,924...WOW!!!!

Lexia Super Star!

Well done Lucas for moving up a level in Lexia- super star!

Reading Stars! (Friday 22nd May)

Wow- Nathan completed 150 minutes this week on Lexia!

A big well done to Lucas, Nathan and Daisy who have moved up levels this week. Also a big thank you to Millie, Nathan and Lucas who achieved their usage this week.

Thank you Millie for your lovely artwork!

Thank you Millie for your lovely artwork! 1

Super work by Nathan, based on the message from Ed Sheeran's song, What Do I Know.

A beautiful poem by Sam.

A fabulous piece of work from Charley!

A superb song by Emmie (there is also a video of her performing her song)

A lovely acrostic poem by Finley

A wonderful poem by Olly

Daniel's super poem about spreading happiness

Evie's beautiful poem (video of her reading it also)

Friday 22nd May smiley

Have a lovely half term holiday Y5. Fingers crossed that the weather stays as sunny as it has been the last couple of days. 

Thank you for all of your messages and hard work this half term.

Take care,

Mrs N

Thursday 21st May smiley

Wednesday 20th May smiley

Tuesday 19th May smiley

Monday 18th May smiley

VE Day Celebrations

Last week's work- The Greatest Showman. Fantastic work Year 5!

Week Beginning: Monday 11th May smiley 

Hello Year 5, I hope that you all had a lovely, bank holiday weekend.

Did you do anything fun to celebrate VE day? Some of you have kindly emailed and shared how you celebrated the occasion. Below is a picture of my son and husband holding up a flag that was waved at Trafalgar Square during the VE day celebration, back in 1945! We had lots of fun celebrating with our neighbours.

Picture 1

As always, refer to the timetable for suggested ideas, and the powerpoints to support you with the work. This week for reading, I have set a daily read and daily quiz on Purple Mash for you to complete. There are other tasks linked to the reading but they are completely optional- please do not feel that you need to complete them. Last week we based our work around, The Greatest Showman, which is about a circus and it made me think about cruelty to animals, and therefore the reading on Purple Mash is based around a Tiger in a zoo which some people believe is a fantastic environment for animals; others, belief it to be a dreadful place for animals to live.


This week, in English, the focus of our work is around the song, You'll Never Walk Alone. I hope you enjoy it!

Super Star-Player of the Year! Well Done!

Picture 1

Great Captain Tom Work

Great work by Finley!
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Super work by Olly with lovely links to the song, You'll Never Walk Alone.

Friday 15th Maysmiley


Last day for any art competition entries-thank you!

Thursday 14th May smiley

Wednesday 13th May smiley

Tuesday 12th May smiley

Please send all art competition entries with your name, age and school visible by Friday 15th May.

Monday 11th May

Week Beginning: Monday 4th May

This is just a short week with Friday being a bank holiday. It will be 75 years on Friday, since Victory in Europe (VE Day). 

I know it is a day of your choice but, please, if you can, try to watch Newsround as it will go into detail about VE day.

I am already aware, that some of you are planning picnics in your gardens and others are putting up bunting. Whatever you do please enjoy!


This week the English, Art, Music and PE work, all link to the song from, The Greatest Showman-This is me! I hope you have a fun week.

Thursday 7th May smiley

Wednesday 6th May smiley

A huge thank you for all of the fantastic art work pictures you have kindly sent- I have really enjoyed looking at your brilliant face painting, painting, drawings and collages.

Also a big thank you for the reading comprehension answers.

Tuesday 5th May smiley

Monday 4th May smiley

Hello Y5! Last week, I gave my mummy (your teacher) a little wave, and just wanted to say hello to you all.

Hello Y5! Last week, I gave my mummy (your teacher) a little wave, and just wanted to say hello to you all. 1

Week Beginning: Monday 27th April


In the following weeks, for English, we will base our work around a song. The week will start with a Reading Comprehension Karaoke, and we will work on our SPAG and Writing objectives around it. This week, we will start with a song from, The Lion King- Hakuna Matata.

Hope you enjoy it!


Thank you,

Mrs N

                                     Friday 1st May smiley

Thursday 30th April smiley

Wednesday 29th April smiley


Tuesday 28th April smiley

Monday 27th April smiley

It's Friday! smiley

Hi Y5, hope that you are are all well. I'm missing you all lots! Although I am pretty sure that you guys won't be missing my nagging! wink

A big thank you to everyone has been messaging on Mirodo and emailing across work. I have been incredibly impressed by some of the arches you have made, and it's been lovely to see you in pictures that you have sent.

Below are the tasks for the day, but also remember TT-ROCKSTARS BATTLE AGAINST Y6! WE CAN DO IT!

TT-Rockstars Battle!

Yr6 Mr K has set up a battle against us that I wasn't aware of at the start of the week. Some of you have been little super stars, and have been gaining lots of points for us- thank you! It is a team effort so please everybody, any spare time Thursday or Friday please logon to TT. WE CAN DO IT!

Thursday 23rd April smiley

For Thursday please refer to the updated timetable below as well as the powerpoints and resources to guide you through your learning.

Wednesday 22nd April smiley

Below are the resources to support you on Wednesday.

Tuesday 21st April smiley

Please refer to:

-Mr Buis' Maths powerpoint

-English powerpoint (From Monday)

-Art powerpoint


Remember to message me with your positive thoughts.


Monday 20th April smiley

Monday 13th April Plans and Resources




Mr Buis' Youtube video


Monday's Learning from Mr Buis. Please open up the powerpoint to guide you through the day.

Wednesday am- Mr Buis

Open up the powerpoint to guide you through the morning


Please follow the attached powerpoint to help guide you through the tasks for this week. You will need to logon to Purple Mash for the newspaper template; however, all of the instructions on how to do this are within the powerpoint.

Thank you.

Alan Peat Sentence Types to use in your writing-they're great!


As you know Year 5, Mr Buis teaches three maths lessons a week, and I teach two. Mr Buis will continue with the work that he started with you by uploading tasks, and I will do the same.

For week beginning, Monday 23rd March, we will continue our work on converting fractions to decimals, and decimal problem solving.


Tuesday- Please logon to Mirodo and complete the times tables task. Then go onto MyMaths and complete the tasks set on 21st March.

Thursday- There are tasks on Purple Mash to complete and also on Mirodo. This work is a continuation of our work on decimals.

I look forward to seeing how you get on!

Friday 27th March- Home Learning


After the Easter Break, I will upload our new Spelling Overview. Until then please continue to practise regularly the spelling words set on Spelling Shed.  Below is a copy of the Y3/4 and Y5/6 word Statutory Word list to practise. Please remember all of the strategies we have used when trying to learn the very tricky words.

1-write it out and identify which is the tricky part

2-how can you remember the tricky part?

(secretary- the secretary was a secret Agent- remember the a was the tricky part)

3-write the tricky part as many times as you can in 30 seconds 

4- now word build around it   secret- A-ry

5-practise writing the word 10 times (check that you have spelt it correctly)

6-now practise writing it in a sentence (please don't forget all of your hard work that you have put into your handwriting)


We have looked at the work of Roy Lichenstein this half-term and you all did a great job at making your names into an explosion using ben day dots. Please use the images below and instead of writing the word POP, can you think of a word that would be really relevant now based on what is happening throughout the world. For e.g HOPE or KINDNESS- wouldn't it be wonderful if we could have an explosion of kindness.

I added the video below for you to do whenever you are feeling a bit tired and maybe a little fed up. I hope that it will get you moving and make you smile.

Trolls: Can't Stop The Feeling | GoNoodle

Keep Moving Year 5!
Get that sunshine in your pocket and that good soul in your feet as you dance, dance, dance along with the Trolls to this awesome JT song!

100 Books to Read


Ashley Booth, a fantastic teacher from Liverpool has put together a list of 100 books to read by the time you leave year 6. The list, which contains classics and modern texts, is filled with some fantastic reads and I will be encouraging the children to have a go at some of them.Many of the books are read in class including our current book, Goodnight Mister Tom. You can download the list below. If there is a little resistance to reading at home they are bound to find a book to love on the list.