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Year 5 Home Learning


In order to aid learning at home, we are recommending that all pupils follow the guidance and use the resources listed here. Schools are committed to ensuring your child is still learning the curriculum. Through your help at home, we hope that the pupils do not miss any critical information or learning in preparation for secondary school. If there are any problems or you would like further guidance with anything, please contact us via Class Dojo.

Keep up to date on the school and class pages on Class Dojo.

Stay healthy and stay happy - and thank you for visiting, reading and continuing with your education during this challenging time!

Mr Haynes and Mr Barton


Here's the link to the BBC Bitesize Year 5 daily lessons:




  • Try to read at least once a day. In school, pupils read every day so this needs to be kept up to ensure fluency and vocabulary is being developed.
  • Complete reading comprehension tasks from the pack sent home.
  • There are lots of free e-books on the Oxford Owl (link below).







  • activities for grammar and spellings will be set every Monday in the plans above
  • Support these by use the videos and games on BBC Bitesize to revise.
  • Everything on the SPAG Tube Map in the Organisers (the next page after the Reading Rocket pages) needs to be revised.




  • Each week there will be a writing task from Wednesday to Friday



  • Look out for the PE tasks:  Summer 1 = bat and ball  Summer 2 = athletics
  • Try Joe Wicks’ workout videos on YouTube
  • Super Movers on BBC Website
  • Try and get out in the garden!


Websites for Home Learning


MyMaths – Lessons, games and homework – login details in Organisers


BBC Bitesize – Maths and English


MyMiniMaths – lots of arithmetic, daily problems and YouTube tutorials


TT Rockstars – Times Tables practice


Classroom Secrets Kids – Maths and SPaG games/quizzes – Login details TBA


Oxford Owl Reading – free e-books that can be accessed online. Simply sign up for free and access the free library of e-books using the link below.

Year Five Topics


In Year 5, we focus on a range of interesting and exciting topics in history, geography and science.


In Autumn, we study the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings during history lessons.  We use the film and book of 'How to Train Your Dragon' to stimulate their writing. 


During Spring is our local  study.  This involves the early settlement of Ripley and then its growth during Victorian Times due to the mines and Butterley Iron Works.  We also explore the Pentrich Revolution.  The geography of the area is examined and map skills explored


In Summer, our focus is on Europe.  We become travel agents and try to foster an enthusiasm for travel and exploration within the continent.  Finally in the last term we shoot off into space.  This also is the term where we support Year 6 in their production.


Thank you for visiting Year 5’s information page. If you’ve got any questions, just pop in and ask!


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Home Learning work for Self Isolating Families


Hello children and parents!


As a Year 5 team, we have gathered together some very useful website links, resources and ideas of activities for you to use at home to help with your learning whilst you are not able to attend school. 


Firstly, the staff at Twinkl have worked extremely hard to create ‘Home Learning Packs' for each year group and these can be used free-of-charge by adults and children at home. They can be downloaded from:


Whilst in twinkl if you find that the pack is too challenging for your child or not challenging enough you can always use another year groups to help differentiate it for them.


Our timetable is also below so if you want to keep to the routine of the day then you can do so.


Mon:    Maths / BBC Supermovers / Spelling / Grammar / Science 

Tues:    Maths / BBC Supermovers / Comprehension / RE / PSHE

Wed:    Maths / BBC Supermovers / Writing / PE / Computing

Thurs:  Maths / BBC Supermovers / Writing / Art or DT

Fri:       Maths / BBC Supermovers / Writing / Music / French


Additionally, please visit the following websites for further educational support:



READING - We suggest you read at least 3 times a week and continue to record this in your organiser alongside a short summary. This will still count towards any current reading challenges in school. If you were to do 10 minutes a day, your reading would continue to make good progress. Have a good search through the books you have at home and find examples that you think would be challenging. Don't forget that reading recipes and instructions for games are good chances for reading practice too. Other examples are comics, magazines, journals, newspapers and online blogs.


Inside the organiser, there are a small number of resources which can be used to help further develop the children's learning of shapes, spellings, times tables and many other things.


ebooks can also be accessed from home at



WRITING - Keep a daily diary, aiming to include your thoughts, emotions and feelings. Focus on the steps you have taken to keep active, entertain your family, how you have been keeping in touch with your friends and family, and what you are most enjoying about being at home.


Children in Ripley have always played games on the streets.  In your back garden play a game or play a game with cards and write the instruction for it e.g. hopscotch, snakes and ladders, snap etc.  Remember that you need to have the correct structure  (introduction about the origins of the game / resources required using bullet points / step by step numbered instructions - clear and using modal verbs)


For spelling practice, please see the Year 5



Engage with the ‘Lesson’ and ‘Homework’ sections of the activities set on the MyMaths website ( - remember the login is stjohnscofe.   If you need the password dojo me, but I've told the children. 

Times Table practice focusing on all times tables from 1x1 to 12x12 can still be completed on the TimesTables Rockstars website (

There is also a times table generator at that is particularly good at creating timetable sheets that mark themselves online.


SCIENCE - Use BBC bitesize as a way of exploring science topics and class clips.  As we are doing animals and their habitats, please watch programmes like Blue Planet and Spy In the Wild.


HISTORY - We have been looking at our locality for history and geography.  If stuck inside use google earth to explore the area.  Also explore the Pentrich Revolution.  Using www.primaryhomeworkhelp and exploring Victorian working conditions is another recommendation.




Stay healthy and stay happy - and thank you for visiting, reading and continuing with your education during this challenging time!