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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5 


Mrs Smith and Mr Loxham are the teachers in Year 5


We have reorganised it a little bit to make it more user friendly!

You should now find the weekly tasks near the top of the page and other activities further down the page!


Art suggestion for Half Term. This has been suggested as an art idea you may wish to do to support the NHS. Enjoy!

Home School Learning - WC 18th May 2020


Hello everyone,

We hope you and your families are all well. Mr Loxham and I have been busy planning some more lovely work for you all.  This will be the last week of Summer Term 1 as next week is half term so you won't have any work set for you to do!

Have a lovely week, the weather is set to get better again, so get your school work done early in the say and enjoy the sunshine!


Mrs Smith



Below is the work we have set for the coming week.


Remember to choose work that you are comfortable with, don't stress too much about it. Our intention is for you to be able to learn, and most of all TO STAY SAFE AND HEALTHY!


Don't forget to make sure you have emailed your teacher by Wednesday morning so we know you and your family are ok!


Mr Loxham & Mrs Smith

Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week  1
This week is Mental Health Awareness Week. It’s really important that you look after everyone’s mental heath. The teachers made a video a couple of weeks ago about we do to help our well- being, check it out on the class pages page!! 
Take  a look at the image above.  How many of those kind things can you do this week to look after you and your family’s mental heath?? 

Home School Learning WC 18th May 2020 General Work

Hi Year 5,

I have chosen two books that I think you would like to hear in class. They are both in our school library and I think you will have a hard time choosing which one you want to carry on hearing. You can listen to them by clicking on the links below.

Let me know on the Purple Mash blog which one you'd like to hear more of and I'll post the next chapter! 

I hope you like them. The books are:

Once by Morris Gleitzman

The Boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali Q.Rauf


Year 5 Home School Timetable

Year 5 Home School Letter

Celebration Assembly


Welcome to our virtual CELEBRATION ASSEMBLY. We are so  proud of all of you (and your parents and carers!). Please keep in touch via your classes homework emails.


Miss Cross and Miss Mason

Key Stage Two Team Leads





About Monkey Bob - Keeping Yourself Safe.


The documents below are designed to help children come to terms with their feelings during these uncertain times.

Please feel free to use them, they are very child friendly and could be very useful to understand how your child is feeling under these changed circumstances.




The Easter sing-a-long and future fortnightly songs with activities will now be in the Singing for All area of the website so head there for new songs and matching activities fortnightly.

As well as these songs we are also going to be offering you some music tuition from our skilled music providers: The Love Music Trust.  These too will be in the Singing for All area of the website.  There is a KS1 session and a KS2 session weekly.

On top of all of that, follow the links for the daily ‘Big Sing’ that will also be provided for you by The Love Music Trust.

Remember, do as much or as little as you like but singing is good for the soul and something everybody can join in with.

Have fun!

Mrs Gadbury


Don't forget to practise: 'Together'



Summer Term in Year 5

Well we never expected our Summer Term to begin like this did we?

This term our learning will continue with home learning. Mr Loxham and Mrs Smith will be posting our usual English, Maths and General tasks on a Monday morning.

We would love to hear from more of you using the blog in Purple Mash and don't forget to ask mum or dad to email us once a week so we know how you and your family are doing.












Ancient Greek Day

Ancient Greek Day 1 We did some role play as part of a day of history.
Ancient Greek Day 2 We dressed up as Greek hoplites (Greek soldiers)

Year 5 visits our local library

Year 5 visits our local library 1 We learnt about classifying
Year 5 visits our local library 2 Learning how to find books
Year 5 visits our local library 3 I love my library book
Year 5 visits our local library 4 We just wanted to read!

B Flat Band




Year 5 will begin to work on B Flat Band sessions on Fridays.  Special tuition from Mr Eccles, and a new woodwind teacher, Miss Browning, will  enable children to develop their skills on a chosen instrument; reading music and developing their understanding of pitch, tempo, timbre and dynamics.   

Please remember children must take good care of the instruments and bring them in every Friday for the music lesson.  

During the year we will perform concerts for parents and carers. 




Swimming sessions will take place every Thursday.  



The arrangements are:


We travel by coach to Macclesfield Leisure Centre for a half hour swimming lesson.

What do I need to bring if I am a girl?  

  • A one-piece swimsuit 
  • A towel
  • A swimming hat (is available at the leisure centre)
  • £1.00 for the locker 
  • A snack for afterwards.

What do I need to bring if I am a boy?

  • Swimming trunks, not surf shorts 
  • A towel
  • A swimming hat
  • £1.00 for the locker
  • A snack for afterwards.

We ask for a donation of £2 a week or £24 a term. This goes towards the price of the coach.  Swimming makes you extra hungry so please do not forget a snack on Thursdays!

Mental Maths Milestones 

Each year group has its own mental maths targets which we call the milestones.  It is expected that each child will achieve all their age appropriate milestones as the minimum standard by the end of the school year. Keep this up, especially times tables! Thank you for your support.

Homework will either be linked to mental maths milestones or topics we are covering in class.


Mental Maths Milestones

Websites to work on Mental Maths Milestones

Do you know your times tables? Click on the X below for some games to help you improve. 




This term Maths and English homework will be given out on a  Friday and is collected in on Wednesday.  Year 5 Spellings will be sent home on a Wednesday and children will be tested on the following Wednesday.  If you have any problems with your homework please talk to your teacher before Tuesday! 









Here are some useful dates to write in your organiser.













Be Safe Online! 

How much do you know about keeping safe online?  The following website has lots of good advice for you.