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Year 5

Dear Year 5 parents and children, 


I hope your first week at home has been OK and not too stressful. Remember that although this is a difficult time, for those at home take it as a time to make some memories - play board games, take pictures and make videos, for you to look back on. This will hopefully only be for a short time and we may never get the opportunity to press pause on our lives again. Our children are only young once, don't stress the school work, do a little and often approach if your child is reluctant. 

Many will prefer the activities set on the computer rather than the written tasks and that is OK - anything is better than nothing. 


I will update this page on a weekly basis with new tasks to be completed at home. Below is also a list of links to useful websites that can help you continue your child's learning.


I hope you are all staying safe and I want to reassure you that I am here if you need any help or support regarding your child's learning during these times. Please feel free to contact me via email at any time if you wish to discuss their progress or if you have any problems accessing any of the links and resources. Feel free to send over any pictures of the work your children have been doing also, as I would love to see what they are getting upto. 


My email address is -


Mrs Sanderson

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Online learning – Week 2

Discovery learning -

Complete lessons 4-7 of Year 5 Starter unit.

Step 1. Login in – espresso then select Discovery Education/ coding (the top option).

Step 2. Year 5 starter Unit

Step 3. Complete lessons 4-7


Multiplying fractions

Watch the video linked on the BBC learning website then complete the activities (below the video).

Step 1. Watch the video


Step 2. Complete the activities – you may need a piece of paper for working out.




Relative clause

Watch the video on relative clauses and complete the activity below. Remember we have done lots of work on relative clauses in class.

Step 1. Watch the video – you may want to watch it more than once and take some notes.

Step 2: complete the tasks


Research and leaflet making

Research the Statue of Liberty then create an information leaflet full of facts and pictures. Remember to make your leaflet stand out by using colour, different size and style of writing and pictures. The leaflet can be handmade or completed on a computer.


Additional, specific work has also been set on Education City for the pupils to complete. All children should have their own logins, which were sent home in their home learning packs. 

Below is a toolkit which you can talk and work through with your child at home. 


Chris Wright of Wright Sports Services/ Chance Camp has very kindly produced the following document to aid with home workouts. Aim to include at least 60 minutes of exercise three times a week or 30 minutes a day into your child's routine.