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Welcome to Homeschooling Year 5L


Welcome back everyone! I hope everyone had a good Easter Break and are determined to carry on with their home learning. I will continue to use Class Dojo and Seesaw to communicate and set activities. Lockdown is expected to last a minimum of 3 weeks so we appreciate your perseverance and resilience in these uncertain times. This will be the 3rd week of homeschooling and I will keep this page updated as regularly as I can. I will try to give as much support as possible through instructions by myself (visual, audio, video, etc). Each day will consist of multiple activities: Maths and Literacy will be daily. I will also read to the children our class novels so they can listen and follow along. The activities can be accessed via the daily links above. 


Do what you can Y5L! Mrs. Attique and I miss you all! Keep up all the hard work that you have shown over the following weeks. I have loved seeing and marking the work you have been doing on Seesaw!


Keep it up, take care and stay safe,

Mr. Lawson and Mrs. Attique laugh


Home-learning Links



Listed below are a number of useful links to help your children continue their learning at home:


The majority of updates will be posted on the school website and our Class Dojo page.




The Body Coach Joe Wicks has announced he will be holding live daily PE lessons for kids to help keep children fit and healthy while they are not at school during the coronavirus pandemic.



Timestable Rockstars: This website will help your child improve their speed and accuracy in recalling their times tables. I will post updates into our class Dojo to let the children know what time to log on.  We can then take part in a class battle together.  In addition to this we recommend your child completes one task a day, they have their own password.




BBC Newsround: This topical news based website includes a daily news programme, film clips and quizzes based on current world events. This is something we use regularly in school and we would recommend you visit this site daily.  In class the children make notes about the news and share it with an adult.  Please encourage your child to do this at home too.



Purple Mash: This website is a treasure trove of activities and is somewhere to visit to keep your children engaged across the curriculum. Again, your child has their own password.



BBC Bitesize provides the children with some interesting games and videos to support them with their learning in Geography, History, RE, Music, French and many more subjects.  Click the link below and explore the website to find a link to our current topics.



Practise your times tables here.




Please visit this page regularly as it will be updated with photos of our work and links to aid learning. Take a look at our planning documents to find out more about what we will be learning this year.




 The children in Year 5 will be finishing off the fraction topic by looking at percentages. During this topic, the children will be comparing quantities and finding percentages.  



Our topic after that will be geometry where we will be measuring and drawing angles with a protractor, working out missing angles on a straight line and around a point, and working out angles within a shape. 




In Literacy, the children will be deepening their understanding of life as an evacuee.  We will be reading part of 'Goodnight Mister Tom' as inspiration as well as a range of other short stories on WWII. For our writing assessment, the children will be writing a letter in role as an evacuee.


The children will be mainly covering the grammar objectives for their year group but will cover some objectives across years 4 and 5 to recap and extend their learning. Our focus will be modal verbs, parenthesis, expanded noun phrases, figurative language and relative clauses.  





In Science the children will be learning all about forces.  During this topic the children will be learning about the force of gravity, friction and the pushes and pulls we experience in everyday life.  The children will also learn about air and water resistance and take part in an investigation to discover the effects of air resistance against different variables.

The children will also be looking at levers, pulleys and gear mechanisms and learning about what forces show the greater effect.





In Geography the children will be learning all about the USA.  During this topic they will be learning how to calculate time differences and understand time zones, how to identify key physical and human characteristics of major cities and how to describe and understand key aspect of climate zones.  The children will also be locating North/South America and their environmental regions and plan a journey to a place in another part of the world, taking account of distance and time.




The children will be given logins for Times Tables Rock Stars. They can access the app at home on a laptop or iPad and even get the opportunity to play against the teachers some evenings. Please encourage your child to access the website at home as this will give them much needed practice of the Times Tables they are unsure of.

Please click below to assess the TTRS website



Children will require their P.E. kits every Thursday and Friday. They should leave it in school until the half term holiday. This will ensure that they don’t regularly forget their P.E. kit. The children will need either pumps or trainers as the children will participate in outdoor and indoor activities throughout the term. If your child doesn’t have the correct footwear, they may not be able to participate in certain activities, which would have a negative impact on their physical development.




Children will be given a spelling list every Wednesday. Please ensure your child practices these as they will be tested on these spellings the following Wednesday. To support them further, encourage children to learn their spelling in a variety of ways: forming sentences, rainbow writing, spelling backwards, using mnemonics or synonyms, etc.



Learning logs

Children will be given learning log challenges each term which is linked to the work they have been covering throughout the topic. This needs to be handed in on specific dates. Please take this opportunity to work with your child and tackle the challenges with a creative, imaginative mind that celebrates your child's ideas. Please take a look at our homework grid below.


In addition to this, your child will receive weekly Literacy and Numeracy homework to help boost their confidence or revisit previous learning. 



Reading books will be changed on Thursdays. Please ensure that reading diaries are signed and brought in with reading books. Also, diaries should be brought in on a Wednesday to enable spellings to be stuck in. It is important that your child reads every evening. This could be done independently or with the help of an adult or older sibling.



If you have any questions please do not hesitate to speak to us in the morning or at the end of the school day.


Mr. Lawson and Mrs. Attique





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