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Year 5 - Miss Marshall 2019-20

Welcome to Class 5Ma!

A message from Year 5- Coronavirus school closures 2020. 


Please follow the link below to see the messages from staff and children. 



Miss you all, Keep safe, Keep Smiling :)

Young Writers

We are really pleased to announce that some of our children have been chosen to have their worl published in a book showcasing young writers' work, called Out Of This World 2020. Letters and certificates were sent to school; however, due to some children not being in not all letters have made it home. If you have been sent a text your child's work has been chosen and before they will publish it they need your permission. If you would like your child's work to be published then please send an email to the link below stating the school, your child's name and that you grant permission.

We just wanted to make sure that all children had the opportunity to be published if they wanted to.


Some home learning ideas:

FREE online education resources.

A non-exhaustive list that might help those affected by school closures due to coronavirus, compiled by home educators.

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.

BBC Learning
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.

Free to access 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ but younger learners can use a parent account).

For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.

Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University but everyone can access it. Adult level, but some e.g. nature and environment courses could well be of interest to young people.

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

This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures.

Year 5 are diving straight into their first topic this half term, which is Alchemy Island. To see what fantastic things we are learning about please click on the link below.

Information for Y5


P.E days for 5Ma are on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, please ensure that your child has the correct P.E kit in school all week so they are able to fully take part. Swimming will be on a Thursday morning, starting in a few weeks time. Letters for this will be given out shortly. 


Please can you ensure you read and sign the home school agreement in the front of your child's organiser. Your child's organiser should also be signed every week ready to be checked on Fridays.


Spellings will be given out every Friday and will be written in the children's organisers. Children will be tested on their spellings the following Friday morning. Maths homework is also given out every Friday and is due in the following Wednesday. Topic homework is given out at the beginning of the half term, children are expected to complete three pieces (1 English based, 1 Creative based and 1 Science based). More details about this are under the topic headings. 


It is very important to hear your child read on a regular basis, therefore the school asks that an adult hears each child read at least 3 times a week. Please make sure if you hear your child read you record it in their organiser as children will not be able to change their reading book unless an adult has heard them read. 


Whilst reading with your child you could check their understanding further by asking key questions, such as:

  • Can you describe the setting?
  • Can you predict what might happen next?
  • What can you tell me about that character's personality?
  • Who was the main character in the book?
  • From the title/heading, you can predict that the text will be about?
  • Why do you think …..?
  • Why did …..?
  • How do you know that …..?
  • What might happen if …..?
  • What can you infer from the picture on the page?
  • Why do they …..?
  • How do you know?


Staying Safe Online


1) Don’t post any personal information online – like your address, email address or mobile number.

2) Think carefully before posting pictures or videos of yourself.  Once you’ve put  a picture of yourself online most people can see it and may be able to download it, it’s not just yours anymore.

3) Keep your privacy settings as high as possible

4) Never give out your passwords

5) Don’t befriend people you don’t know

6) Don’t meet up with people you’ve met online.  Speak to your parent or carer about people suggesting you do

7) Remember that not everyone online is who they say they are

8) Think carefully about what you say before you post something online

9) Respect other people’s views, even if you don’t agree with someone else’s views doesn’t mean you need to be rude

10) If you see something online that makes you feel uncomfortable, unsafe or worried: leave the website, turn off your computer if you want to and tell a trusted adult immediately.