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Welcome to Year 5!

Welcome to the Year 5 page! We shall keep updating this page to show everyone the exciting things we have been doing and learning about.

Have you seen the Kids' Zone? Play games, and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites!
Spring newsletter and curriculum overview

This section is where you can find a weekly timetable and resources if you are isolating and working at home.


Dear Parents, Carers,


Some of you have expressed concerns that you are unable to print out the questions and sheets we post on the weekly timetable. Please note  that as long as your child can read the questions and tasks, there is no need to print out any of the attached sheets. All answers can be written on a plain piece of paper.


Paper copies are only available for children who do not have any access at all to the internet. If paper copies are issued, these are age appropriate worksheets designed to be used without any computer access but may not be aligned to the weekly timetable.


Thank you

Week Beginning Monday 18th January 


Hello Year 5- Welcome to your learning for Week 3. 


You are all working really hard and we are really enjoying seeing the work you have completed. Please remember to save everything into your work folder on Purple Mash. For this week that is Week 3. This means that we can go through each folder to comment and mark the work you have submitted. 


We have made a few changes this week so do please read this information carefully. 


1) Each morning on the Class Page there will be a short video introduction to the day. Do watch it to help you prepare for your lessons. On each day of the week there will also be a link to an end of the day poem/ story for you to watch. Different staff members will be doing these in the coming weeks. 


2) The timetable has new links added now that should take you straight to the correct piece of learning for that lesson. Always access the learning first before trying to complete the tasks.


3) We have highlighted when you need to submit your work via Purple Mash into your folder. We do not need you to upload your spelling, handwriting and fluency work, unless you need some help with it. Keep those safely at home so that you can bring them in when we are all back together again in school. 


4) Remember that worksheets do not need to be printed out, you can complete your work on a piece of paper. Do give your work a title and date that is underlined.


5) If you need help with any of your work the best thing to do it put a message on the Purple Mash blog. Or your grown ups can email into school using the enquires@harlaxton.lincs.sch.uk address. We will reply to you are soon as we are able to. 


We shall be making phone calls again this week just to check that all is going well. We enjoy hearing how you are all getting on. 


Have a great week! 


Mrs Coupland, Mrs Ainsworth and Mrs Wicks.

Uploading work to Purple Mash

Still image for this video

Good Morning Messages- Monday18th - Friday 22nd Jan 

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.









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



Thank you very much for your donations for Harvest Festival, we have gathered quite a collection in Year 5.

The children have learnt about the meaning of Harvest Festival and have been thinking about what they are grateful for. They have created beautiful harvest artwork, which we will be displaying outside our classroom.

Greek Day

A selection of our Harvest artwork.

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



Homework is given out on a Wednesday to be returned by the following Monday.  It will consist of a piece of English or Maths work which will consolidate your learning from the week. 


Spellings are also given out and the test will be the following Wednesday.


Keep practising your times tables.  You need to be confident with all times tables up to 12 x 12.


Remember to read regularly and record this in your reading record.  If you read at least 5 times every week and your record has been signed by an adult for each entry you will be awarded a house point.


My Style homework is also given out each term.



Useful websites for additional homework ideas.

Links - please click to open