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Welcome to Year 5!

Is a Natural Disaster always a Disaster?


This term we will be learning about the different types of natural disasters that occur around the world and how they impact our planet. We will focus on recent events, famous volcano eruptions, tsunamis, flooding and hurricanes. 


Our outcome is to produce a news broadcast by choosing an application to produce a video, writing a script and developing our drama skills! 


I have uploaded an overview of this term below which details the focus of each subject as well as key vocabulary we will be using this term. A spelling list for the term has also been uploaded; these will be tested on a Friday. 


We also have lots of fun things to look forward to this term, including an Army engagement day on the 8th February! 


Please make sure that you continue to check our class page throughout the term. 


Miss Smith smiley


Spellings - Spring Term 1

Self-Isolation Planning


Below is a weeks worth of planning should your child be isolating due to a positive Covid-19 result.  We will aim to call at least once, but if you need to speak further please email through to the office: enquires@harlaxton.lincs.sch.uk and I will call at my earliest convenience. 


If your child is unwell, please do not feel pressured to complete all of the learning. 


Take care, 

Miss Smith, Mrs Ainsworth and Miss Pulfrey. 

Home Learning

Victorian Puppet Theatres

Autumn Term 2 - Spellings

Home Learning Week Commencing 27.09.2021

Websites for Children to access additional learning.


Update from the Government on home-learning


The Government has now compiled an initial list of online educational resources to help children learning at home.

These websites have been identified by some of the country’s leading educational experts and offer a wide range of support and resources for pupils of all ages.

Please click on the following links that will lead you to the online resources.







Maths guides for parents


Please find below parent ‘how to’ guides which provide information on how you can help your child understand certain mathematical topics.

If you follow this link or scan the QR Code you will be taken through to White Rose parents page called Maths with Michael. You will find short film clips to accompany the guides.


White Rose - Maths with Michael





At Harlaxton we use the White Rose Scheme of work to support our planning and teaching of Mastery Maths lesson. Mastery Maths is broken it 5 elements - please see the diagram below.


White Rose have launched home-learning resources, which can be found at the following link. These resources include film clips, questions and answers. I may refer to these on the weekly timetable.



Top tips from White Rose for everyday maths at home.





The NCETM have now produced learning clips which are delivered by Maths Specialists for each year group with new ones being released each week. They have also created a Facebook page for Parents, Teachers and Maths Specialist for support.






Gareth Metcalfe has launched home learning lessons, where he will build understanding in small steps (this will be in the form of a video) before setting the children a task. These will be launched each day at 9am. His website can be found at the following link.



Year 5 Maths - Examples of the 4 operations.

Pie Corbett's reading spine - Year 5

Online links


Your child's usernames and passwords can be found in their home-learning book.





Purple Mash



TT Rockstars



Classroom Secrets Kids






Literacy Shed - free resources – ‘Activity Packs’ with a range of clips, writing and maths challenges



Met Office - DIY activities



BBC Bitesize - Primary


Leader in Me


On a daily basis, the children try to demonstrate our core values within school. As we aim to practise them so often, they become good habits that we can use not only in school but also at home too. 


  • Habit 1: Be Proactive (You’re in Charge)
  • Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind (Have a Plan)
  • Habit 3: Put First Things First (Work First, Then Play)
  • Habit 4: Think Win-Win (Everyone Can Win)
  • Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood(Listen Before You Talk)
  • Habit 6: Synergise (Together Is Better)
  • Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw (Balance Feels Best)

Growth Mindset


This year we will be helping the children to develop a Growth Mindset. This aims to increase their resilience, perseverance and independence in their learning. Further information can be found by following the link below.

British Values
Useful websites for additional homework ideas.

Links - please click to open