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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5 


Mrs Smith and Mr Loxham are the teachers in Year 5




Home School Learning - WC 13th July 2020


Hello everyone,


Not long to the end of term, after what we can all agree has been a very unusual school year. Many thanks for all your hard work at home, we promise that it will help you enormously as you enter Year 6.


This week there is a theme of Around the World.  We hope you can enjoy it.


As usual, our message to the children is to please have a go, do as much as you are confident with, but don't stress about anything.

Both your teachers are still available to help where we can, but we both want you to enjoy your learning process.


Mr Loxham & Mrs Smith

Home School Learning WC 6th July 2020 General Work

Ideas for a PE circuit at home- from Mr Hine


1. Bench step-ups: Step right foot, then left, up onto a low bench, then step down. Switch your starting side with each set.


2. Burpees: From standing, squat down, place your hands on the ground, and jump your feet back into a plank position. Lower body to the floor for a push-up. Push back up to plank. Hop feet back in and stand up.


3. Calf raises: From standing, lift up onto your tiptoes and hold, then lower.


4. Cartwheels: A blast! If anyone can’t pull them off, just try to approximate the move.(ONLY DO IF IT’S SAFE AND YOU HAVE ROOM)


5. Crab walks: Sit with your knees bent and feet flat on the ground; place palms on the ground behind you. Lift hips a few inches and walk forward on your hands and feet like a crab, then walk backward.


6. Crab toe touches: From your crab position, lift left leg and right arm and try to touch your toes. Lower and repeat on the other side.


7. Handstands against a wall: Make it a game and see who can hold it the longest. .(ONLY DO IF IT’S SAFE AND YOU HAVE ROOM)


8. Hip bridges: Lie on your back with knees bent and feet flat on the ground; rest arms by sides. Press feet firmly down as you slowly lift your hips off the ground; hold for a few counts, then lower.


9. Inchworms: Bend forward at the hips and place hands on the ground with knees slightly bent, then walk them forward until you’re in a plank position. Now walk feet in to meet your hands and stand back up.


10. Planks: Lie on the ground on your belly, chest lifted off ground. Flex your feet (toes on the floor), engage legs, and lift body up, balancing on forearms and toes. Keep entire body strong and butt in line with shoulders and heels. Hold.


11. Push-ups: Get into position and bend elbows and lower chest toward the ground, then push back up.


12. Side leg raises: Lie on one side, with your feet and hips stacked; prop yourself up on your forearm. Align shoulder over elbow. Lift your top leg straight up, keeping foot parallel with the ground and flexing your toes; pause at top, then lower.


13. Side planks: Lie on one side and prop yourself up on your forearm. Stack your feet and hips. Lift hips straight off the ground. Hold. Repeat on the opposite side.


14. Squat jumps: Stand with your feet hip- width apart, bend your knees, and squat your butt back and down, then jump straight up in the air, and land back down in the squat with knees bent.


15. Straight-arm planks with arm row: Get into a push-up position, with feet slightly wider than hip-width. Hold it while you bend right elbow and lift it straight up, bringing hand up by side. Lower hand and repeat on the other side.


16. Supermans: Lie facedown, with your arms and legs extended. Slowly lift your arms and legs off the ground as high as you can; keep the neck relaxed and look down at the ground. Hold, then lower.

Year 5 Home School Timetable

Year 5 Home School Letter

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

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

Year 5 visits our local library

We learnt about classifying
Learning how to find books
I love my library book
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.