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Welcome to Year 5!

Hi Year 5, 


I hope you all had a wonderful summer holiday and are ready to begin this autumn term focusing on our essential question 'Why did Oliver ask for more?' This term, we will be learning all about the Victorian era, by studying Victorian literature and film including, The Railway Children, Oliver Twist and The Jabberwocky. 


Alongside this, you will have the opportunity to research and discover interesting facts about the life of Queen Victoria and the impact the British Empire has had on society today, learn about the significant work of Dr Barnardo and the impact he had on the treatment of poor children within society, as well as other extraordinary people such as Jenner, Pasteur, Fleming and Lister and their influence on the advancement of medicine.




We also have lots of fun things to look forward to this term, including a class trip to Burghley House, PGL, Bikeability and a Christmas Performance! 


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


Miss Smith 



Home Learning Week Commencing 20.09.2021

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