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Children  »  Year 5

Welcome to Year 5’s page!

Here we will share pictures and information about some of the interesting things we have been doing in class.

We hope you enjoy looking at what we've been up to!

Miss Meeson and Mrs Shea
Thank you so much to all the parents and children, who have been sending me the work that you have been doing to have a look at. It's lovely to be able to keep in touch with you via email. If any children want to write an email to have a little chat and tell me about what they have been doing then please let them. I would love to hear from them.

Unfortunately, I have only heard from a small group of children in the class and this does worry me as I care very much about every child in our class. If you haven't been in contact yet, then please can you drop me an email to let me know how your child is.  If you have lost my email it is

Also, I would love to post some photos of the things on the website that you have been up to, this could be the work I have set you, creative activities or working out with Joe Wicks. 

Missing you all lots

Miss M x
Holy Week Reflections and Activities

I have attached some Holy Week reflections that you could do as a family. They have lovely artwork to accompany the reflections and also have simple ideas that you could do each day. Holy Week starts this coming Sunday 5th April so please do the reflections from next Monday 6th April

ART - Learn to draw a variety of cartoon characters/creatures etc on the You Tube Channel - Create with Chris
Why not have a go and send the photos in to me!

SCIENCE - Have a look at the You Tube Channel drbinocs. It has lots of fun episodes (Thanks Alex for suggesting this)
                   You could also look at Bill Nye the Science Guy who has lots of videos about a variety of Scientific topics.
Maths Challenges and Problem Solving

I have attached a variety of maths challenges for all Year groups so have a go at them and see which ones you can complete. You could even time yourself or work with a friend over Facetime to complete them as a team.

Reading Comprehensions

I have attached a variety of reading comprehensions. Stage 6 is the hardest and Stage 1 is the easiest. Have a look at them an choose which is most suitable for you. Some are suitable for younger children so I have attached them in case you have younger brothers or sisters who would like to do them. Each level has several comprehensions (with answers) so you have to scroll down to find the next one. If you have run out of ink then please write the answers into the exercise book that I sent home with you.

ART - drawing challenge

Have a look at the clip about Austin's butterfly. You will see how practise, practise, practise helps to develop your drawing skills. Draw the same picture several times and try to improve it each time you do. Keep every drawing that you do and then send your first and most recent one to me after a few days (or weeks). I would love to see the progress that you have made.


STEM (Science, technology, engineering and maths) is a fantastic way to find out about the world around us right now and in the future. Have a go at these fun activities and see how many you can do. I would love to see photos of you completing them! Look at this website for lots of fun interactive Science activities for you I have also added on a Science Sparks activity sheet. The activity is fun and there are extension activities on the bottom that are more suitable for Year 5s

Week 2 MATHS - Fluent in Five Daily Arithmetic Practise

I have added the Fluent in Five tasks for this week. Remember to do them daily (not all at once). DO NOT use a calculator to solve the problems. These are things that you have learnt in class, except for subtracting fractions. Anything that you are stuck with then look at the You Tube Links on the attached document. Don't forget that I am only an email away so I can help you.

Geography Grid References

We have been learning how to use four figure and six figure grid references in Geography. I have attached a powerpoint explaining how to do this and some activity sheets. Why not make your own map of your house, street or imaginary world and mark on places for your parents to find.

Book Bingo

Here is a challenge for you all. I have attached a some Book Bingo sheets. Why don't you try and challenge yourself to see how many you can do.


Hi everyone, I hope you are all doing well, keeping safe and WASHING YOUR HANDS a lot! I will be posting some things for you to do on this website to try and keep you all going over the next few weeks. The creative writing pack that I sent home should last you for quite a while. You can do the activities in any order and don't forget to try and use different styles of writing such as information texts, stories, persuasive writing, diary entries, newspaper reports, plays, magazines.  I would love to see these so please send them to me via my email address. Don't forget to edit your work before you send it to me though, I don't want to be nagging you over email about punctuation, capital letters, handwriting and paragraphs. I still expect you to produce neat work and to put a lot of effort into it. Write a date and title as normal and underline these. ​​​​​​​Don't forget to use ISPACED to vary your sentence starters and to include a range of clauses in your work. Many of you had the target to ensure that you used conjunctions to link some paragraphs together. Please make sure that you do this. I will soon be setting tasks based on your book The Explorer so watch out for these. Don't forget that the book MUST be returned to school so look after it please. I am going to try and find a way to read to you every day as we never finished Gabriel's clock and I have other books to read to you.

Answers for the Home Learning Packs that were sent home.

Here are the answers for the Home Learning Packs that I sent home. You may have to scroll through the whole document to find the answers as I can't split it up.


I have attached the Year 3/4 grid and the Year 5/6 grid of words that your child needs to learn to spell. Please feel free to give them a test on these and then work on the words that they don't know. I have attached some crosswords that link to the grids for your children to do. Children also need to learn how to spell a wide variety of homophones (words that sound the same but are spelt differently). They need to be able to use the correct spelling within a sentence e.g. Which witch is the most wicked. I ate a pair of pears for lunch. They're at the park with their mum. They are sitting over there.

Fluent in Five Maths Week One

I have attached the Fluent in Five questions for this week. You all know how to do this. Do it in the back of the exercise book that I gave you and make sure that you write Fluent in Five and the date that you do it (underlined). Please only do one set per day. There are five days worth so it's just like you would do in class. Parents - This is a word document. Each day has new questions and the answers are on the following page so you just have to scroll down to find them. I have attached links for You Tube videos as some children struggle with certain calculations and may need your help so the videos are really useful to show them. If you are unsure about any of the questions then please email me and I will help you with that.

Using our inference and prediction skills

Today, groups of children in Year 5 were given a piece of a mystery jigsaw puzzle. They worked in their groups, using inference and prediction to find out as much as possible from the limited information they had. After that, we put the puzzle together to show a very strange character. Children then looked closely at the image to find out as much as possible about them and they used the find details in the image to make inferences and predictions about him and what his story might be. I wonder if you can think of a story for him?

Aristotle VS Galileo

Today we have been testing the theories of two scientists. Aristotle, who lived 2500 years ago in Greece and Galileo who lived approximately 400 years ago in Italy. Aristotle believed that the heavier things were, the faster they would fall. Galileo believed that the mass made no difference to how fast things fall. We carried out three experiments to test these theories. 1- Does the weight of a film cannister affect how fast it falls? 2- If we fold a piece of paper, what happens to the speed of the descent. 3 - If we drop a cup cake case, then increase the numbers of cases that we drop, will the speed of descent be affected. From our results we had to make a decision about whose theory was correct and we decided that our evidence supported Galileo's theory.

Roman Clay
Leeds rebound
Measuring Heart rate
Finding Places on OS maps

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