Welcome to Year 5

Hello all,

My name is Mrs Cole and I have taught in Y3, Y4, Y5 and Y6. I’ve been at St Francis of Assisi for 5 years now and will be teaching Y5 this year.

I wasn’t always a teacher; I have had some other very interesting jobs too. I’ve travelled to and lived in different countries, so can share interesting facts and stories. I enjoy geography and researching into different cultures; you’ll be able to share some of your own knowledge and cultural stories.

I love reading and will be asking you to recommend books for me, as I do the same for you. A funny novel, or an adventure are always a hit. Picture books are also a favourite.  RE is a big passion of mine and this year I will be looking after it for Mrs Broughton.

A very warm welcome back to school!

We hope you had a wonderful holiday and are ready for a busy and exciting year ahead. A special welcome to new pupils, parents and staff to our school; we hope you will be very happy here.

I would like to say how pleased we all are to see the children again. This is a very special school and one where we all feel extremely privileged to work.

Welcome to Year 5, where we are all committed to working hard and striving for our best. Our school rules are at the heart of everything we do:

  1. Listen
  2. Respect
  3. Try our best
  4. Be positive


Please have a look at our suggested reading lists for children in Year 5. These books are a range of bestselling picture books and longer texts to encourage both shared reading, individual reading and reading for pleasure.


Don’t forget if you would like some more help with your choices or to share your enthusiasm for reading our Reading Ambassadors and School Librarians are always on hand!

The Big List of Children’s Authors Doing Online Read Alouds & Activities

The Big List of Virtual Author Activities

Thursday 7th January

Morning All, please use this link to join us on zoom at 9am: https://zoom.us/j/91586734014?pwd=dW02bExLRUxoTXdFekV6UHdrc1hNZz09


Writing task prepositions


Task maths


Wednesday 6th January 

I’ve put everything on one sheet (except the slides) as at the moment not everyone is using the same format to view. Please try your best, don’t rush it and get into a good routine of starting at 9am. I will be doing a daily register at 9am. Ensure you open the slides and read through to support your learning. Please get used to looking at them as a slideshow as this will take you through the steps.

learning Sheet (yes it should say 6th not 4th): 4 Jan 2021



6th Jan 2021



TUESDAY 6th OctoberOur last day of home learning before we return to the classroom tomorrow – yippee!

MATHS – We have now finished our unit on place value and number, we will be having a mini assessment to see how well we have learned over the last 3 and a half weeks. Here’s a few questions for you to practice – Mixed PV Home Learning

WRITING – Use what you learnt about noun phrases yesterday – Describing Noun Phrase Task

READING – Complete the comprehension, don’t worry that it says Y4, it is still challenging.  TEXT-MAN-ON-THE-MOON      STANDARD-QUESTIONS-THE-MAN-ON-THE-MOON


MONDAY 5th October – It was St Francis of Assisi feast Day yesterday, so we will celebrate it today.

St Francis celebration task – St Francis ideas I’m looking forward to seeing these, so please send me some photos!

MATHS – Code cracking work it out and be the first to send me a message to win a prize!

GRAMMAR – Noun Phrases Miss Howard, who teaches with us each Monday, set this learning for you so she is awaiting  your fab learning.

FRIDAY 2nd October (I’ll add some answers for yesterday’s maths later on today)

MATHS – Slides to help recap Roman Numerals –  A Million Numbers Slide5      Questions – Roman images  Task sheet – Roman task sheet

GRAMMAR AND WRITING – Slides  – Fronted-adverbials    Task  Fronted Adverbials Writing Prompt

RE – Be creative!  HOME learning

Go to the blog for answers to your contact your teacher questions. 

THURSDAY 1st October (as you can see, I’ve added answers for the Maths learning and reading from earlier in the week. Please mark, don’t worry if you don’t have a green pen, maybe just use another colour) 

MATHS – Slides and video link Negative-numbers         Worksheet –   Negative-numbers-TASK Sheet

READING – Remember to read the questions first, then the text and keep checking Mars – Red planet comp

Bug Club – read online book and complete       Spelling Shed – practice!     Maths Shed – do the place value quizes and the number bonds games

Black History Month https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z2mcvwx Some extra reading and watching about Black History Month.

Now that I’ve spoken to each of you, I’d like you to mark some of the weeks learning. If you struggled on anything, have a look again to see what changes you can make.


MONDAY MATHS Counting-in-10s-100s-1000s-10000s-and-100000s ANSWERS    TUESDAY MATHS Numbers-to-one-million ANSWERS     WEDNESDAY MATHS Round to 1 million ANSWERS

MONDAY READING (Planet Earth) Answers for Planet Earth



WEDNESDAY 30th September (visit the blog page to see who is doing well online)

MATHS – Slides and video link – Round-to-1000000    Task sheet to complete  Round to 1 million

GRAMMARAutumn spag-mats  Try two of these each day!

READING – Rock, Paper, Scissors  https://vimeo.com/91642206 Re-watch the video and then complete the Point of View sheet 2-R, P, S Point of View

WRITING –  Watch the beginning of Rock, Paper, Scissors again. Now choose one of the three characters and describe the setting from their point of view. Here’s an adverb help sheet Adverbs


Learning for: TUESDAY 29th September (visit the blog page for an updates and answers in the day)

MATHS – Slides and video link Compare order to 1million

Task to complete Compare-and-order-numbers-to-one-million-TASK SHEET

A knowledge organiser, complete with everything you need to know (in one place) about place value 1-Knowledge-Organiser-Place-Value

GRAMMAR – Slides to follow DU-Adverbial-Phrases-and-Fronted-Adverbials SLIDES

Task to complete DU-Adverbial-Phrases-and-Fronted-Adverbials TASK

SCIENCE – Slides to follow 4-DU sun moves This is a recap lesson, you should know most of this, make sure your parents do too!

Task to complete (or create your own!) 4-DUSun moves


Learning for: MONDAY 28th September

MATHS Teaching video and questions to do together: LO To count in sequences of 10,100,1000,10,000,100,9000

Maths worksheet to complete:  Y5-Autumn-Block-1-D8-Counting-in-10s-100s-1000s-10000s-and-100000s-2019

GRAMMAR GPS-Year-5-Autumn-Block-1-Step-1-PPT-Pronouns


READING (Science link) Reading Comprehension Planet Earth HOME LEARNING


Home Learning – these websites are all good for extra learning whilst you’re isolating

Website Age Range Content
www.classroomsecrets.co.uk Early Years – Yr6 Home learning packs covering English, phonics, maths and practical activities.
www.twinkl.co.uk Early Years – Yr6 Covers the whole curriculum
www.phonicsplay.co.uk Early Years -Yr2 Phonics games and activities



Early Years – Yr6 Various activities and video links to many subjects
www.spellingframe.co.uk Yr1-Yr6 Some free spelling games
www.primaryresources.co.uk Yr1-Yr6 A range of activities and worksheets for all subjects
www.teachingideas.co.uk Early Years – Yr6 A range of activities and worksheets for all subjects
www.topmarks.co.uk Early Years – Yr6 Wide range of subjects with lots of interactive online activities and games
www.crickweb.co.uk Early Years – Yr6 Free online education resources and games
www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/ Yr1-Yr6 Excellent website with a really wide range of subject coverage



Yr1-Yr8 Free resources and learning videos that link directly with our in school maths curriculum
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ Early Years – Yr6 Body Coach – Online exercise videos to keep you active 9am live daily
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/ Early Years – Yr6 Free e-readers
https://corbettmathsprimary.com/ Yr1 – Yr6 Free maths resources
https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/teacher-category/primary-resources/ Early Years – Yr6 Lots of geography resources
https://www.tts-group.co.uk/home+learning+activities.html Early Years – Yr6 Free downloadable home learning activities
http://www.iseemaths.com/home-lessons/ Yr1-Yr6 Daily maths learning
https://www.mathswithmum.com Yr1-Yr6 Maths videos to help with children’s learning
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCj0shfH3pzhrf3dOrSj_pRw Early years – Yr2 Phonics based video and dancing
https://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/ 0-5years A government recommended website for Early Years
https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/75809/12-world-class-museums-you-can-visit-online All the family Virtual Tours of 12 museums around the world
https://www.stem.org.uk/primary-science Yr1-Yr6 Science activity ideas

Websites currently giving free subscriptions due to school closures

Website Age Range Content
www.twinkl.co.uk Early Years – Yr6 Wide range of resources covering the whole curriculum
www.purplemash.co.uk Yr1 – Yr6 Computing and digital skills – free 14 day trial


Spelling Shed & Maths Shed


Children already have log ins for this. Please use their current usernames and passwords.


Lots of non-fiction e-books to access free: https://worldbook.kitaboo.com/reader/worldbook/index.html?usertoken=Mjk5MzQ6MTpJUjA5MjAxNjoyOmNsaWVudDE2OTc6MTY5NzoyMjE2Mjg4OjE6MTU4NDM4MDExMzA2Mjp1cw==&fbclid=IwAR2pwHf6d30wVXcDUq0zL5DOZ_lVLGkelBWEwpXTWDmwDrdajrkw8OAWBwY


Morning Year 5, I am pleased with lots of you as you are making an effort to learn from home. I want you to bring everything you have achieved into school upon our return. I will keep answering your messages as much as possible. Check with your parents too as I have been texting some of them.

Keep learning! Mrs Cole. 

Chrstianou – answers for rounding to a million are on the online learning section, just scroll down to answers.

Lathun – a couple of clues: one is another word for tummy, the other is what keeps your arm and body joined.

Selome – the power point slides do have the answers on them. You need to show it as a slide show, then it gives you chance to think about the answer. It’s to help you learn before you complete the worksheet.

Z – what FANTASTIC learning! Keep it up, I am impressed.

Luka-jade – super that you’re on TTRockstars, maybe we should set up a battle against Y6, what do you think? Or do you think we don’t have enough Y5 using it yet?

Get your name in lights with your super learning. 

BUG CLUB: A big shout out to: Areeba, Luka-jade, Esey, Nana, Emanuela, Kisanet and Anahi who have completed their bug club. Miss Lloyd is waiting for the other 23 children to complete theirs!

YOU NEED to complete Shelling Shed and Maths Shed assignments too. Thomas and Siem are doing well on spelling and Esey, Siem and Areeba are doing well on maths, come on the rest of you!

HARRY – Yes, I could see your learning and the extra parts from last week, keep it up!

Ryan – thank you for the photo of your super learning. 

Siem – I will contact you this morning.

SUPERSTARS! I’m really impressed guys, keep sending those messages.

A big WELL DONE to Z who has sent photographs of his super dupa learning.

A Huge Hoorah for Harry for completing learning – impressed and happy teacher!

The Lovely Luka-Jade has been logging on and learning – Keep it up!

Tuesday 29th September – Morning Year 5. Today, I am working on getting you all logged onto Google Classroom, which will be a great way to learn, keep checking here for updates. I have added maths, grammar and science to the online learning section. Your additional challenge is to write me a poem using adverbs as starters. Photograph it or attach it to the contact your teacher page, I look forward to reading later on. Good luck today, I am glad you’re all well and hope to speak to those children I left messages for yesterday. Take care and keep safe…and really importantly, KEEP LEARNING! Mrs Cole

Thomas – go to the online learning section and all the learning is there under todays date.

Kisanet – I am working on a way we can be better in touch and do online. In the meantime, on paper is good. Make sure you save it all though.

Hiskias – You can attach to the message you sent me (scroll to the bottom). However, don’t worry too much if you’re struggling. Keep everything you do though and we’ll work out a way.

Keep going guys! I’m very pleased to hear from you. Mrs Cole

Monday 28th September: Morning Year 5, very sadly, we are now learning from home so you need to be 100% dedicated. You must keep in touch with me through the contact your teacher page. I would like you to send your learning to me. You can take photographs or attach files to the contact your teacher link. You do not need to have an email address to do this. I am very sad not to be seeing you this week, but I will phone each of you as soon as I am able. I know not everyone will have squared paper to complete your maths, but do not worry, please do your best and use what you have available at home. I will upload learning to the online learning link every day. Keep looking! Keep in touch! Keep learning!      Mrs Cole


To the boys who are isolating, I am already missing you – please try really hard to do some learning (see the online learning page). I will keep popping things in the post for you too. Look after your families and take great care to keep safe. Mrs Cole

Hello Year 5

I am really pleased to be back to school and to see you all. It’ll be a great year with lots of learning complimented with fun. We have a very bust schedule and I can already see how ready you all are for Year 5 learning. Mrs Cole

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