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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.


Spring Term Two

Week 8


Hello Year 5, this is your last week of home-learning before you all return back to school next Monday (8th March). We are very much looking forward to welcoming you back. blush


Thank you to all of you who have been uploading your work into your electronic folders. Please remember that it is important to do this so that we can see how you are getting on. This week please upload your work into your Week 8 folder. However, on Tuesday and Wednesday in English you are going to be creating a boxed plan for an alternative version of the story Zoo, so please bring this plan with you to school on Monday next week. This will help you write your story once you have returned to school.


You can find the timetable, which has hyperlinks in blue to direct you to the correct resource and pre-recorded lesson. You must watch the pre-recorded lesson, where provided, before you attempt any of the work set. This will give you the opportunity to hear extra instructions, see real examples and for you to go at your own pace through them so you can re-watch or pause.


Please remember that you do not need to print the resources. All work can be completed onto paper or in a book.


Friday is Harlaxton and Denton’s World Book Day. There are packs ready for collection in school and a timetable of activities, which you can find by either clicking the hyperlink on your weekly timetable or looking under Friday’s resource area below.


I have had confirmation that your Bikeability training will still be going ahead during the week of March 22nd so once you have returned to school next week, I will inform parents which 2 days you will be taking part in your training. I have uploaded the Bikeabiltiy form below, which your parents have already completed, for you to start checking your bike and helmet against the check list.


Have a good week


Mrs Coupland and Mrs Ainsworth blush

Uploading work to Purple Mash

Still image for this video
Week 8 - 01.03.21

Week 7 -  22nd February

Monday 22nd February

Tuesday 23rd February

Wednesday 24th February 

Thursday 25th February

Friday 26th February 

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


Greek Day


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.

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

Week 9