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Welcome to the Year 5 School Closure Page


Hello year 5 parents and children,

Now that the Government has signalled the closure of schools from the end of this week these pages will be updated with work and activities for children to complete during the time the school is closed. 

We will be sending a home learning book home with a pencil for your child to use to document their learning in if you wish, over the period of time that the school is closed. We will be setting a piece of work for English and Maths per day as well as spellings, History, Geography, Science and Art for the week. These will be set as '2Dos' on Purple Mash (your child was sent home with their logon and password last week). This should be completed across the week by your child.

You can find a list of useful websites below on this page and it has also been uploaded onto the school closure - general information page. This could help you extend your child's learning further.

As well as the work provided we expect you to still be using Times Tables Rockstars to help your child practice their multiplication skills and to be maintaining regular reading at home. This could be a good opportunity for your child to  practice their reading skills and grow in confidence in their ability.

Thank you,

Miss Mays & Mr Elvery (Starlings)

Mrs Clarke & Miss Wills (Magpies)

Next week is half term so no work will be set during this time (WC 25.05.20).
Instead we would like you all to have a break from the home learning and just enjoy the precious time you have at home. If of course you do get creative or do something exciting please let us know and if you can send pictures - we would love to see!
Please make sure you stay safe, have fun and keep smiling

Please check back every Monday at 9am for new work!

Working from Home

Work will now be set via Purple Mash, Times Table Rock Stars, White Rose and via email. Please follow the timetable below so you know what to be completing each week. 

All of the work will be set on these websites for the entire week on the Monday of that week by 9am. We do not expect you to complete all of the tasks on the first day. You have the whole week to complete them.




We hope you are all safe and well and look forward to seeing the work you create!

Miss Mays and Mrs Clarke

If you are having log in problems with Purple Mash  or Times Tables Rock Stars  please email us so we can help you.

Year 5 Timetable

Summer Term


Week 1 - W/C 20.04.2020


All work needs to completed by Friday 24th April.

Maths, reading, science, spelling quiz - PURPLE MASH

English persuasive poster - EMAIL

Times Table practice - TIMES TABLES ROCK STARS

Week 2 - W/C 27.04.2020

All work needs to be completed by Friday 1st May.

Maths, spellings and science - PURPLE MASH

Alice in Wonderland reading comprehension - EMAIL

English diary entry - EMAIL

Times Table practice - TIMES TABLES ROCK STARS

Week 3 - W/C 04.05.2020

All work needs to be completed by Friday 8th May.

Maths, spellings and science - PURPLE MASH

Beowulf reading comprehension - EMAIL

English information leaflet - EMAIL

Times Table practice - TIMES TABLES ROCK STARS

Week 4 - W/C 11.05.2020

All work needs to be completed by Friday 15th May.

Maths (Summer Week 1, WB 20/04/20) - WHITE ROSE

Guided reading, maths and spellings - PURPLE MASH

English information table comparing WGC to Barcelona - EMAIL

Times Table practice - TIMES TABLES ROCK STARS

Week 5 - W/C 18.05.2020

All work needs to be completed by Friday 22nd May.

Maths (Summer Week 2, WB 27/04/20) - WHITE ROSE

Guided reading, maths and spellings - PURPLE MASH

English 'Then and Now' comparison presentation - EMAIL

Times Table practice - TIMES TABLES ROCK STARS


Enjoy the break and stay safe!

 Times Tables Rock Stars 

Calling all Rockstars...

Miss Carlin has set up year group battles for each year. This means you will be

competing against your opposite year group class.

The battles will commence every Monday. 


Get practising and earning those coins. 

Good luck and may the best class win!

Please have a go at the maths challenges below - they are linked to our Year 5 maths curriculum... enjoy!

As a lot of you remembered, we were supposed to go on our class trip to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour, The Making of Harry Potter last Wednesday.

Of course, due to our current situation, we could not go however if you would like to have a go at something creative for them, have a look at the images below...

If you'd like to have a go, follow this link and you'll be able to download the design template. 

Email us any of your creations and we can upload them to our webpage here for everyone else to see.

Happy designing!

Online Safety
Dear parents and carers,
You have been emailed an attachment and link about online safety so please check your emails for these. Just in case you can't access them through the email, they are here too.
It gives some guidance and insight into some of the usual as well as latest apps and websites and the dangers they pose for children and tips on keeping them safe.  This is especially important at present where we are expecting children to access online learning but this may not be supervised all the time.
Stay safe,
Miss Mays and Mrs Clarke

If you would like further information and support on aspects of home learning; supporting your child's mental health or specialist learning support please click here.

The link for the virtual Going for Gold assembly has been emailed to you. Just in case you haven't seen it, you can follow the link below:


Also, if you haven't seen the video message from all the staff at Holwell, click on the link below:

We hope you had fun creating your Easter projects.

If you have a photo of them please email them to us so we can share your creations with the rest of Year 5. 

Lucas Willcox, Starlings

Freddie Philpot, Starlings

Holly Philpot, Starlings

Zoe Amos, Starlings

Ria Seetaram, Starlings


Georgia Thatcher, Magpies


Wiki Chodakowska, Starlings

Other creations...


Holly and Freddie's target game                         Holly and Freddie's bug house

  Attention young Witches and Wizards 

It is incredibly sad that we had to end our Harry Potter learning sooner than expected and are not able to go on our school trip to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour, The Making of Harry Potter.

Having said this, we are extremely lucky that JK Rowling is "Bringing Hogwarts to You". 

Follow the link and have some magical fun whilst you're at home staying safe.

Just because we're not in school at the moment doesn't mean we can't keep learning new things.

Give it a click: 

Year 5 and 6 spellings...

It would be a good idea to keep practicing the Year 5 and 6 spellings whilst at home. We were practicing about 6/7 of these words a day before school closed.

It would also be a good idea to look up the dictionary definitions for the words you practice and put them into sentences of your own so you can use them in context. If you don't have a dictionary at home, type the word into Google and it will give you the definitions.

Happy spelling! 


1-15 Times Table Grid...

If you want a different way to be practicing your times tables from home (and perhaps less screen time from TTRS) then here is a multiplication grid to help you.

You could practice writing them out, use different colours for different multiplications or write the inverse calculations (division) out in your books.

Happy multiplying!


A few ideas for some creative activities at home if you have time and the materials...


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