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Year 5

Dear Year 5 parents and children, 


I hope you have all continued to remain healthy and well this week and are doing ok at home. The weekly printable learning packs are once again available but will need ordered from the school office prior to collection. The packs are in addition to the learning that is on here but will also include any worksheets that are needed to complete the planned lessons. This will be your final week of 'lesson's' as next week I will be asking you to complete lots of activities all about you which will be passed on to your Year 6 teacher Mrs Roa.


Having spoken to you all over the past weeks it is good to see how many of the children are enjoying completing the weekly tasks I have set - which is great and will ensure the children are still learning about the topics we will have sadly missed in school. For those parents, who do not wish to do the set work but rather just focus on the main key skills think about practicing spellings, handwriting, times tables, mental addition and subtraction skills and reading (reading books themselves, aloud and listening to books be read to them) and comprehension skills. 


Mr Barnes is also setting weekly tasks on Facebook, these will be centered around a different theme/ subject each week and we will be selecting weekly winners to receive a prize. 


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 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. Thank you to everyone who has sent me an email to let me know how they are getting on or to show me pictures of their work. I have loved seeing you all so please continue to do this.  


My email address is -


Mrs Sanderson

If you prefer a more structured day BBC learning have a schedule for each week linked to videos on their website and learning resources from Government approved learning sites. All information can be found here:

Non screen related activities found here:

Online Learning W.B. 06.07.2020


Virtual Sports week 

As we are unable to hold our regular school sports week next week, we have decided to hold the first 'Distington Community School Virtual Sports Week.' We have put together a booklet including a number of simple and fun activities for our children and their families to do at home.

We are asking children to complete 2 activities each day next week and record their scores for each. We would also like parents to send videos and pictures of the children completing these to their class teachers throughout the week. Prizes will be awarded to the child in each class who scores the most points when completing all activities. We are also going to award the 'Sports Day Cup to the class who scores the most points. So the more children who get involved in each class will increase their classes chances of winning the cup!

Complete packs, including score sheets, will be posted on each classes web page and on the 'Sports Zone' section of our school website along with some explanatory videos. If you would prefer a printed copy of the activity booklet, you can pick one up in McColls from 10am on Monday morning.

Have fun!


Monday: Practice the following spellings every day this week and get somebody to test you on Friday. I will be posting these each week now (spellings will be taken from the Year 5 and 6 non-negotiable spellings). Once you have practiced them, find their definitions and create a sentence for each word. I have also included a handwriting sheet linked to these spellings in this week’s home learning packs.

  1. Definite
  2. Desperate
  3. Determined
  4. Develop
  5. Dictionary
  6. Disastrous
  7. Embarrass


Read the fact sheet on the Anglo Saxon’s and then complete either the 2 star or 3 star comprehension sheet. These can be downloaded below or are included in this week’s home learning packs which are available to order from school.

Wednesday – Friday

This week I would like you all to demonstrate what you have learned about the Anglo-Saxon’s and show this in any way appropriate to Literacy. This could be a poem, song, story, comic strip, leaflet, news report, diary entry, a play script, a piece of drama, anything you wish. This will be your final piece of writing in Year 5 so make it your best one yet. Put everything you know into it and show off your skills – I would love to see some of them so feel free to email me a picture or the typed up work over to my email address shown above.

Friday - complete your spelling test using the words given in Monday’s session.

Maths –All work can be found at:  under Summer Term Week 9. Each lesson will have a video, worksheet and answer sheet – if you are unable to download any of the resources please email me and I can provide you with a parent login, alternatively each worksheet will be included in your child’s weekly learning pack available from school.

Monday: Subtracting decimals with the same number of decimal places

Tuesday: Subtracting decimals with a different number of decimal places

Wednesday: Multiply decimals by 10, 100 and 1000

Thursday: Divide decimals by 10, 100 and 1000.

Friday: Math challenge 

Science: Day and night international.

Learn all about time differences in different parts of the world by looking through the lesson presentation and completing the worksheets.

Additional, specific work has also been set on Education City (in the My Homework section)  and Mathletics for the pupils to complete. All children should have their own logins, which were sent home in their home learning packs. Also, remember to keep up with your reading (this is one of the most important elements to learning), read books from home, your accelerated reader books (and continue to complete your tests using your own logins which were sent home in you learning packs)  and stories online - Oxford Owl are allowing access to free books on their website as are Amazon kindle. 

Below is some questions which you can ask your child to help to continue to develop their comprehension skills.

Covid-19 time capsule sheets

Chris Wright of Wright Sport Services (Chance Camp) free at home workout booklet

Aim to include at least three 60 minute sessions of physical exercise a week into your child's routine or 30 minutes each day.

Other useful resources:


Websites which require logins (these will have been sent home with your child but please email if you have lost these)


Free to use website (some may require you to sign up)