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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!



Below you will find details of the planned activities that you can complete during the time that the school is closed. Feel free to adapt these activities to suit you and your family.

Each week, I will update the timetable of activities and add links to any online resources where necessary and add film clips with examples.  


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, and which I will refer to in the weekly timetable.







Week 13 (Week commencing 06.07.20)



Hi Year 5,


I can not believe that it is July already and that I haven’t seen most of you since March! How did your tessellation artwork turn out last week? We created some super designs in school.


We have got 2 weeks left until the end of term. I know that it is very hard to keep motivated, but I know that you can do it, like I have said before I am very proud of you and everything that you have achieved so far.


For English this week I have set you a comprehension before moving on to using a film clip from Literacy shed to write a comic strip – I think you are going to like this one.


This week we are moving on to Week 11 of White Rose (w/c 06.07.20). The activity sheets are below under White Rose Week 13, plus I have added extra activities each day from Classroom Secrets. If you need extra help, please look on BBC Bitesize daily lessons as they release extra daily learning clips which match White Rose.



Please remember, if you are looking for either extra or alternative activities to support your learning I have added learning pack from Classroom Secrets below under the general resources section or you can go on to BBC Bitesize Daily lessons and The Oak National Academy  where you will find lots to choose from.




Have a good week Year 5 and please keep in touch on the class blog.


Stay safe


Mrs Coupland

Friday 3rd July - Spelling test

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Our class blog

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A message about the class blog

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How to create a new post on the class blog.

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Activities and resources


I will refer to the activities or resources below on your weekly timetable as and when I would like you to use them. (Some resources are from companies who are offering free  home-learning packs -Twinkl, First4Maths, White Rose, Third Space Learning)

General resources

Acorns Keeping Fit

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Part of our learning like when we are in school is to keep fit and active. Please watch the film below and start to record your activities. Look at the sheets below to see how to record what you have done.



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.


I have scheduled reading into your timetable each day followed by a chapter or book review at the end of the week. I have put copies of the review templates in your home-learning pack and added copies below. (Twinkl resource)

Have any of you listened to Elevenses with David Walliams yet? We listened to Grubby Gertrude today.


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


BBC Bitesize timetable of daily lessons

Keeping active


This is important for both the body and mind, so remember to keep active each day.

Here are some of our favourite active learning links that you could use.



Jumpstart Jonny




PE with Joe

PE with Joe 1
PE with Joe 2 Did you dress up?

Look at our examples of home-learning!

Natural Disasters - Is a disaster always a disaster?


During the spring term we are learning about Natural Disasters. We are considering whether a disaster is always a disaster. We have had some interesting discussion around this subject.

We started the term with a launch day where we looked at volcanoes and earthquakes. We composed music, researched and created fact cards and took part in drama activities.

A few of our My styles

We have had a great start to the year. We have been busy learning about the Victorians and building our learning environment together.

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 Friday to be returned by the following Wednesday.  It will consist of a piece of English and Maths work which will consolidate your learning from the week. 


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


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