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Welcome to Year 5!

Does Nature Decide Who Survives?


Hi Year 5!


Summer term, what an exciting and fun final term - we have lots to look forward to! 


This term, we will be learning all about evolution and inheritance. We will start the term studying Charles Darwin and his trip to the Galapagos on the HMS Beagle. We will focus on looking at ways species have adapted to their environments to survive, as well as ways in which we need to keep ourselves safe. 


On Wednesday 04th May, we will be visiting Warning Zone in Leicester! This is an activity centre whereby we can learn about potential dangers in a real life setting and how we can keep ourselves safe. Furthermore, we will also be participating in a substance misuse workshop to learn about the dangers of drugs and alcohol. 


I have included an overview of this term's teaching below, detailing what we will be covering in each subject as well as the key vocabulary we will be using this term. Spellings for this term have also been uploaded below. Spelling tests will continue to be held on a Friday each week, focusing on our Read Write Inc. spelling patterns. 


Please continue to check our class page regularly to see what we have been learning about each week. smiley


Miss Smith 

Spellings - Summer Term 2

Science - Evolution and inheritance

Science - Classification

Geography - mapping our local area

Platinum Jubilee - Celebrating 70 years

Live Google Assembly - 10.06.22

Drama in science - Carl Linnaeus

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Drama in science

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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 - 28.03.2022

Year 5 - Spring 

Is a disaster always a disaster?


Year 5 have been working incredibly hard over the last few weeks to produce this term's outcome - a news broadcast - documenting the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in Pompeii. 


They have produced a running order, assigned roles, written scripts with stage directions, designed their costumes, made props and recorded, produced and edited their own iMovies. 


Please take some time to watch their hard work via the school video page. smiley



Snow! 31st March 2022

Easter Cup - 28th March

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My Style Volcano Eruptions

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My Style Volcano Eruption

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My Style Volcano Eruption

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World Book Day 2022

World Book Day Activities

Science - Properties of Change

Science experiment - Bicarbonate of Soda and vinegar

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PE - Gymnastics

Music with Mrs B

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Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling: Colons and Semi colons

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Is a natural disaster always a disaster?

RE - The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit

Science - Properties of Change

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.

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