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Year 5 - Miss Smith and Mr McKenna

Home learning links and ideas 


Home learning packs -websites offering a range of resources. Lots of maths, English and GPS resources. Twinkl have opened their site up for free. There are so many resources on here for many subjects. 

Oxford Owl for Home  Lots of free resources for Primary age


List of Maths Websites Sign up for free lesson resources and games.


Khan Academy Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it's mostly common material.


Maths Apps

Many of the suggested maths apps on this website are free; others require a payment.



  • Oxford Owl - includes a range of activities, top tips and eBooks to help your child with their maths at home.


  • Maths 4 Mums and Dads - explains some of the milestones children make between the ages of 3-and-11-years-old.


  • Nrich - A range of maths games, problems and articles on all areas of maths. Parents of Key Stage 1 children should select ‘stage 1’ and parents of Key Stage 2 children should select ‘stage 2’.


English games and links

Top Marks has a wide range of educational games for children to play to consolidate their learning.

BBC Bitesize English

A set of slide shows, quizzes and games that explain concepts such as nouns and adjectives. Produced by the University of Manchester.  Free audio books for children. 

Some great topic websites to support your learning at home

(Copy and paste the links into your web browser to access these sites)


Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.

Creative computer programming

Ted Ed
All sorts of engaging educational videos

National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.

Learn languages for free. Web or app.

Mystery Science
Free science lessons

The Kids Should See This
Wide range of cool educational videos

Crash Course
You Tube videos on many subjects

Crash Course Kids
As above for a younger audience

Crest Awards
Science awards you can complete from home.

iDEA Awards
Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.

Paw Print Badges
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.

All kinds of making.

Prodigy Maths
Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.

Cbeebies Radio
Listening activities for the younger ones.

Nature Detectives
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!

British Council
Resources for English language learning

Oxford Owl for Home
Lots of free resources for Primary age

Big History Project
Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.

Geography Games
Geography gaming!

Blue Peter Badges
If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.

The Artful Parent
Good, free art activities

Red Ted Art
Easy arts and crafts for little ones

The Imagination Tree
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.

Toy Theater
Educational online games

DK Find Out
Activities and quizzes


Welcome to Year 5

Your teacher is Miss Smith and your LSA is Mr McKenna


Here is a handy list of the weekly activities and what you will need to bring each day smiley


Day Activity and equipment required

After school Art Club


Reading book

Gymnastics - remember your kit.


Homework to be given in

Thursday PE - remember your kit

Spelling test

Spellings and homework sent home to be learned for the following week


A real life musician

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Mr Rob Vincent visited us, we learned which notes sound sad, which sound happy and how to write lyrics. He even played us some of his songs.
We held a Collective Worship assembly to celebrate harvest. Who knew you could make so many other words from the letters that spell HARVEST!

Harvest celebration

Aspirations week

We had a number of visitors to our class this week to talk about their jobs and what or who inspired them. We had lots of questions, especially for Matt who works for Sony Playstation and came to our school when he was a child.