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Welcome to the Year 5 page!

Class Teachers: Miss Falcon (5F)

Mrs Stimpson (5S)


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This week, Year 5 Home Learners are taking part in:

Sports Week at Home!

We want this to be a week of fun, exercise and as always, making sure our School Games Values are being shown.


There isn't a timetable for this week so we want you to use your time trying out some of the different activities we've challenged you to!

Have fun!


Choose from the exciting activities, and remember to keep score. 

The scoring system will be as follows: 

Every time you take part in an activity, that’s ONE point for your house! 

There are BONUS POINTS up for grabs for each activity! 



These events are exactly like they say: suitable for one person taking part on their own! 


Get a point 

Bonus Point 

How many hand ‘keepie uppies’ can you do? 


Scrunch up some paper or use a soft ball. Use your hand to keep the item up in the air. 


If you participate in this challenge 

Highest amount of keepie uppies gets the point 


Rubbish bin Basketball- Who can shoot the scrunched up paper into the bin? 

5 attempts you get only. 

If you participate in this challenge 

1 bonus point if you get it in 

1 bonus point for most creative way to throw your shot. 

How many claps can you do when you throw the ball up in the air? 

If you participate in this challenge 

Highest amount of claps gets the point 


Hop, skip, Jump- How far can you jump? 


If you don’t have enough space just do a standing long jump. Stand in one place and see how far you can jump. 

If you participate in this challenge 

Highest distance gets the point 


Egg and Spoon- How many lengths of the garden/room can you do in a minute? If you drop it pick it up and carry on. 


Boil the egg- If an egg is too precious to use at this time choose something else. 

If you participate in this challenge 

Highest number of lengths gets a point 

If you succeed the whole minute without dropping it you also get a point 


Can you sprint for 30 secs on the spot? 

If you participate in this challenge 

Whoever sprints for the whole time without stopping you get a point 

How man sit ups can you do in a minute? 

If you participate in this challenge 

Whoever gets the highest amount of situps gets a point. 

Water race. 

Fill a bowl with water, fill a cup and race to the other bowl/sink. Run back. How many cups of water can you put in the bowl/sink in a minute. 


If you participate in this challenge 

Whoever fills the most cups of water up gets the point. 

Speed bounce- how many jumps can you do in a minute over an object? 

If you participate in this challenge 

Highest amount of Jumps wins the point. 


Bin bag/ pillow case race- get a bin bag how long does it take you to get from one side of the garden/room and back. 


If there is enough space all race together at the same time. 


If you participate in this challenge 

Quickest Time Wins the point 

Or whoever wins in the race wins a point 

Golf target challenge 


Use a cup/pan on its side for the hole. Use a golf ball/tennis ball/scrunched up paper and shoot it into the cup/pan using hands/feet/dust pan brush/broom. 

You decide as a family distance you shoot from- make it a little challenging! 

5 attempts 


If you participate in this challenge 

If you get it in you get a point 

Obstacle Course 


Make up your own obstacle course. E.g. Crawl under the table, slide along the floor, step across the chairs, walk across the sofa, go into your bedroom and jump on the bed once. 


If you participate in this challenge 

Fastest to complete the course gets a point 

How many times can you throw a ball into a bucket/pan in a minute? 

If you participate in this challenge 

Person who throws it in the most gets a point 


How long can you hold a balance for? 


Can you make up a challenging or creative balance. 

If you participate in this challenge 

Person holding the balance for the longest gets a point 

Person who has the most challenging/creative balance 





The activities we've set are designed to be fun so please share any work you've completed on our Padlet page for us all to see.

 Keep smiling, having fun, and trying your best at whatever you do. Have a great week everyone! 


Class Notebook has now been updated with a suggested timetable and lessons for this week. However, feel free to continue to use this page to access the work if it is easier to follow. Many thanks for all your patience. Have a good week!



School Games Challenge - Cricket Week!


As part of your P.E at home, we are asking children to take part in the School Games Challenge, which can be completed with minimal equipment. So far there has been a basketball theme; a tennis theme and this week it's cricket. To take part, please ask an adult to sign up to the School Games website. Once logged in, you will see the various challenges that need completing and a place to enter your scores. We are aiming to have as many children as possible complete the challenge, so our school can become School Game Champions! There are even prizes to be won :)


Sign up to :


Special Code : shenley


Have fun! Stay active!



Suggested Timetable

We hope you are all feeling ready for this new term of learning. There are a few changes to the way we will be sharing work, and there might be a few bumps along the way but we hope it will be a more supportive, guided way of learning. Attached at the bottom of this page is a suggested timetable for work this week, this will be updated weekly and uploaded on a Monday morning. Due to different home circumstances, children may need to be flexible with this timetable and that is ok! For example, if you are sharing computers, you may need to complete your work at a different time - do what suits you and your family best.


We hope you enjoy working through these exciting lessons and we look forward to seeing what you produce!


Our Online Platforms


We now have set up lots of different ways to keep in touch during the school closure, which we are really happy about! Isn’t technology amazing?! We would like to clarify how each platform is best used, so that you are not feeling confused or overwhelmed.


Class Notebook: 

Here is the link you need to find the Year 5 Class Notebook: onenote:

Tutorial videos can be found on the Home Learning tab on this website. This is where all work, documents and activities will be shared. Children will use their school email and a password (that has been e-mailed to you) to see work, complete work and receive feedback. Once you get used to navigating this platform, it is a great way to have everything in one place and will hopefully make everything run more smoothly. This page will be updated weekly every Monday, to start a fresh week with some new ideas.


Class Page on school website: We add all the tasks and resources for the week at the bottom of this page as well as putting them on Class Notebook. There is also a variety of more general ideas that we add as and when we find them.


Padlet: Year 5 have a Padlet page which many of you have been using to share activities with the rest of us. This is a good way for you to keep in contact with your classmates and see how you are all occupying yourselves. Please make sure you also write name on your post so we know who has posted it. 


Here is the link you need to copy and paste into your search browser: 


Email: Please e-mail us with any thoughts/worries/queries. Also email us any work which you would like us to give feedback on if you cannot access Class Notebook. Thank you to everyone who has already shared some of their work – we have really enjoyed reading through your work and hearing how you are getting along with things. 


Twitter - There are also fun ideas and challenges put up on our Twitter page. Please download the app or open it up on your internet browser and follow us @StPCEPrimary - It's a locked page but we'll be sure to accept you as a parent.


If you normally work with Mrs Parker for any English, Maths or spelling work, you and your parents may find this section of the school website useful: 


Details of how to contact our local Educational Psychologist (for support during this time) can be found in a document at the bottom of this page.




If there are any problems or questions, please email us and we will try to get back to you when possible, but please understand that this may not be immediate.


We follow a ‘thematic approach’.

    Topics that will be covered during the year:

Autumn 1:  Off With Her Head (History focus)

Autumn 2:  Stargazer (Science focus)

Spring 1 and 2:  Traders and Raiders (History focus) 

Summer 1:  Allotment (Science and Geography focus)

Summer 2:  Time Traveller (Art & D.T. focus)

All areas taught will be underpinned by the 2014 National Curriculum. 





Additional Home Learning Ideas






As you know, we want you to pick up and read a book as often as you can- after all- books take you to places when you can't get there in person! You might like to try listening to an audiobook for  a change (see below for links)!


Our current Spine Text for this half term, is:




If you like listening to stories, click the link below to listen to FREE audio books!


If you enjoy David Walliams's stories, then you'll be excited to know he's reading aloud every day via his website!


If you'd like to try your hand at being the next famous author or illustrator, click the link below for FREE masterclasses! There are creative activities that go with the videos. 




Now we are over halfway through the academic year, we are expecting pupils to apply taught grammar and sentence structures. These include: parenthesis and relative clauses (adding additional information into a sentence); multi-clause sentences; semi-colons and dashes; commas to clarify meaning and to indicate parenthesis.

Within their compositions, pupils are encouraged to make choices that suit their individual pieces, however, they have been taught how to use techniques like 'show not tell', 'flashbacks' and to write with different levels of formality. 

During the summer term, we hope that pupils will continue to be selective about, and enjoy making choices that show they are 'readers as writers'.


In the meantime, while you're at home, you could try writing a 60 minute story! 

You can register to take part in a FREE webinar for ideas and tips to get you started! 


While you are working at home, you can still continue with the kind of activities we normally use in school. We have been doing a six week block on fractions; and many of you will find it helpful to revise any areas of this you found challenging.


Parents/ carers: Click this link for useful information on how to help your child at home. 


The methods for calculation we use at St. Peter's can be found on the Mathematics area of our website should you wish to revise the four rules (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division).


The structure of our mathematics curriculum can be found on the Year 5 Curriculum map at the bottom of this page. This will show you the areas of learning due to be studied after the 6 week block of fractions finishes (this week ideally).


It is still CRUCIAL that children have a thorough knowledge of all their times tables and can recall these number facts speedily and accurately. PLEASE learn any that you have not learnt already!! :-) TT Rockstars is a fun and practical way to learn these!


Taught by Mrs Murphy



This school is inspiring others with their 'Getting Creative at Home' blog!



In science, we will be completing the unit 'Living Things'.


This is a FREE program that enables children to learn how to code. We use it regularly in school- it is very popular with the chlildren!

This is a 3D drawing and modeling program again that we use in school to deliver the Year 5 computing curriculum. At the moment, they are offering pupils the ability to use it at home (until 30th June) but you do need a Google email address or Microsoft email address to log in. Parents: there is a tutorial on this page which may be helpful.

One project that you may enjoy as part of the Allotment topic, is to Build a Birdhouse!


Join me every day for a home workout aimed at kids 😀



Starting Monday 23rd March I'm going to be hosting a free workout aimed at kids LIVE on my YouTube channel.

With the schools closed and with us all spending more time at home, it's more important than ever that we keep moving and stay healthy and positive.

Exercise is an amazing tool to help us feel happier, more energised, and more optimistic.  

The workouts will be fun and suitable for all ages and even adults can get involved. 

You don't need any equipment, just tune in to my YouTube channel at 9am each morning for a 30-minute, fun workout. 

One more thing! I really need your help to spread this message. So please please share this with everyone that might like to get involved, and together we can help keep the nation moving 🙏🏻

You can subscribe to my YouTube channel here.

Lots of love, Joe x


They will be practising conversational skills by listening and responding and also further developing written language skills. The focus topic is called 'Me and My School', and the children will be learning about all things 'school-related', including telling the time, in French! They will continue to look at key French Festivals that might occur during the term.





Whilst learning from home, Services for Education have launched an Online Learning Platform.

Go to    Username: stpeter   Password: wLYfe82H

Children will both listen and respond to, and perform a variety of music, making use of our new ‘Charanga’ music scheme.  Each class chooses the unit of learning they will follow during the half term.


While you're at home, there are plenty of musical-themed activities to try:

Discussion and debate; environmental impact of man’s activities); future considerations for planet earth – individual responsibilities. We will also cover a unit entitled 'Food Shortage'.






Homework due in. This consists of an English booklet, online maths, and learning weekly spellings.

Reading diaries/review books collected and checked.

Homework sent home (this includes English, Maths online and, occasionally, topic work).

Weekly Spelling Test 



Educational Visits

Please ensure a prompt reply to educational visit letters.



Try reading online with EPIC.  You will be able to choose from fiction, non fiction, audio books and videos.  This is free until at least 30.06.2020


On a laptop/desktop/Chromebook 

Log in to 

Log in with the class code: sjv1325
Select your name from the list and start reading. 


On iOS/Android

Download the EPIC app

Select "Have an account? Log in"

Students & Educators

Log in with class code sjv1325

select your name from the list


If you have any problems logging in, or you cannot see your child's name on the list, email Mrs Rigby


Update!  It seems that some people are having difficulties logging in depending on the device being used.  If in doubt, click on my name to send an email and put 'Invite me'  as the subject.  I will then send you an email that can be used for access.


To find books suitable for your child's age, click in the search bar and search for a subject/title, then use the first tab on the left, 'AGE' underneath 'ALL' to filter results for the age you are looking for.


I hope this helps,

Mrs R x

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