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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!

Welcome to the Year 5 area! Your one-stop shop for updates on the latest topics, homework, trips and news. 

Spring 2 Topic: The Vikings

What the Vikings taught us

Weekly homework


As we are no longer taking reading records to and from school, we would like the children to continue reading regularly at home. So that we can still monitor their reading progress, we would like them to record an extract of their reading once a week on Seesaw. This can be as a video or as a recording. 


Teachers will set weekly Mathletics activities for the children to complete. 

Times Table Rock Stars

We would like the children to regularly practise their times tables and would love to see some leader board climbers! 


When teachers have set the children spellings to revise at home, the list will appear below. 

More information to help with home learning can be found below.


What can you do at home during Year Five


1) Reading

As you know, reading a range of high quality books will help your child in all areas of the curriculum. Here is a helpful website which recommends books for each year group:

Under the current Covid-19 precautions, pupils will be reading a school library book in class on a daily basis and recording their reading in a school reading record. At home, pupils should be reading another book at least four times a week and upload one weekly recording of themselves reading aloud - onto Seesaw.

2) Mathletics

To support our maths curriculum, Y5 teachers will select a few tasks (on a weekly basis) that reflect the learning that has taken place in class. Pupils should complete these tasks by Thursday of the following week.

3) Times Table Rock Stars

To develop confidence in multiplication and division, we are excited to be trying a new resource for the school: The Times Table Rock Stars website allows pupils to practise their multiplication tables in a fun and competitive manner. We would encourage all children to access the site on a regular basis - three times a week for 5 minutes would be a good start, although the competition is already beginning to heat up as many pupils are keen to improve their scores and are aiming to attain 'Rock Star' status. 

4) Spelling

Pupils should be able to use words from the following lists, with confidence, in their own writing. Weekly spellings words will be added to Seesaw. 

Year 5 & 6 Spelling List:

Year 3 & 4 Spelling List: