Year 5 (Class 11)

Welcome to Mrs Bird and Class 11’s web page!

***All new work is being posted underneath the welcome message below***

Hello year 5 children, parents and carers,

While lots of us will be required to work and learn from home in the coming weeks we will be using this class page, our year 5 twitter page @SMAAAyear5 and Toco Mail to keep in touch with our children at home and send out work activities and support. Please keep checking these platforms for updates and new tasks. New work and resources will be posted on our class pages each week below this message just scroll down and look for the date to find it.

If you are struggling with any of the work you have been asked to complete then you can message your teachers directly via Toco Mail. 

You can visit some of the web pages we have shared below for some extra practise

Also, while you are at home, why not try to keep active indoors? Every morning from 9am Joe Wicks (the Body Coach) will be holding live PE sessions on his YouTube channel (the Body Coach TV). These will be saved on his page and you can do them at any time. It is a great way to burn energy and keep yourself entertained!

Finally, remember to take time to be mindful. Spend time in quiet spaces, read books, colour pictures, listen to music, observe the nature around you. 

Mrs Bird, Miss Hickey and Mrs Grundy.


We are so proud with how well you continue to engage with your home learning activities and think your resilience at this strange time is inspiring. Remember, this is not forever! and we will hopefully be back and enjoying working in our classrooms together soon.


Below you will find your activities and resources for each day of this week. If there is anything that you are struggling with you can send us a message on Tocomail for support. Remember to also use Tocomail to send us pictures of the work you have completed so we can see how well you are getting on. 

Why not try to create your own work out each morning using the alphabet work out chart below. You could use your own name each day or even take part as a family and spell out the names of different members of your family throughout the week! Enjoy keeping active! 

Monday 29th June

Maths – To recall know table facts.

To start the week, we would like you to have a practice of your times tables up to 12 x12. 

  1. Go on Hit the button and click to have a go at all tables mixed. What is the highest number of questions you can get right in the time. Take a screen shot of your first score and then play as many times as you can in 10 minutes. Take a screen shot of your final and best score and send us a Tweet or Toco mail to show us how much you have improved in the time.
  2. Times Tables Puzzles

Below you will see a set of puzzles to practice the 7, 8 and 9 times tables. Have a go and see if you can solve them and let us know how you get on!

Literacy/SPaG – To spell common exception words accurately.

Before the Whit holiday, you were set a creative task looking at practising common exception word spellings. To help with learning these, we will also be setting you a task each week in literacy to work on learning the spelling of these words.

This half term, we will set you a specific set of words each week to focus on. This week your words are:

  • Determined
  • Develop
  • Dictionary
  • Disastrous
  • Embarrass
  • Environment
  • Equipment
  • Equipped
  • Especially
  • Exaggerate

Below is a sheet showing a range of ways for you to practice your spellings. Choose at least 3 of them and have a go using this weeks words. Try to choose different ones than you did last week.


Come and See: L.O To remember, celebrate and respond to the understanding that freedom involces responsibility.

Take a moment to reflect and think back about the learning we have covered in our freedom and responsibility topic. You may want to look back through the different pieces of work that you have completed in your work book.

Think about the questions below:

  • How rules can bring freedom
  • How freedom and responsibility are linked
  • How people know the boundaries that their personal freedom gives them.


  • Why Moses asked God’s help in giving the Israelites rules to live by
  • Some of the Ten Commandments
  • How the Ten Commandments improved the lives of Jewish people
  • How important the Ten Commandments are for Christians today

Think about:

  • The rules which govern our lives in school, at home and in the wider world.
  • How you feel when you or others break the rules.


Write a prayer in response to our topic. Think about the scripture we have read and the new understanding you now have when writing your prayer. 

Tuesday 30th June

Maths – To understand Percentages.

This week we would like you to explore percentages.

Per cent means ‘out of 100’. They are represented using the % symbol.

If you scored 78 out of 100 in a test at school, you would say you had 78% . If your friend scored 45 out of 100, they would have 45% of the test correct.

Click on the link below to learn all about percentages. There are some videos for you to watch, some information to read and some tasks to practise what you have learnt. Have a go at activity 1 and 2 and then see if you can complete the task sheets below.

Literacy/SPaG – To explore headlines used for newspaper reports.

Today we would like you to learn about newspaper headlines and how they are designed to grab the reader’s attention. Although they are usually short, headlines are a vital part of the report as these are usually the first thing that the reader will look at, If they don’t make the reader interested then they will not read on! Look at the information below and see what you can find out about how to write a great headline!

Journalists often talk about the job of a headline being to “tell and sell”.

Headlines “sell” stories to readers, viewers and listeners by “telling” them what the story is about and grabbing their attention.

Ideally it should tell you enough to attract your attention but leave you wanting to know more so you read, watch or listen on to find out more information.

Task 1 – Look at the descriptions of each article and see if you can write a headline for each using what you have just learnt.


Task 2 – Look at the 4 pictures. We would like you to come up with the most interesting/creative/intriguing headlines you can for a report on each. Use your imagination to decide what you think has happened in each and remember that your headline needs to grab the readers attention!

Wednesday 1st July

Maths – To understand Percentages.

Today we would like you to continue exploring percentages. Here is a quick recap!

Below there are two more links for you to have a look at. There are some videos for you to watch to further your understanding of percentages.

Now have a go at the tasks below.

Literacy/SPaG – To plan for writing a newspaper report.

This week we would like you to follow on from what your learnt last week about newspaper report writing.

Today we would like to you to follow through the lesson on the link below. There is some reading, some videos to watch and some games and tasks to have a go at.

Once you have done this, we would like you to choose one of the videos in task 2 on the website to plan your own report using the layout below. Below you can also see an example report about Captain Tom so feel free to use this to help too.

If you cannot access the link on this page, the sheet below has the information you need and then you can use the Captain Tom story to write your own version.

Spanish – To read Spanish words relating to summer

Hola! Summer is here and it’s time to learn some new Spanish phrases relating to summer. This week we would like you to see if you can match up some vocabulary and pictures  relating to Summer holiday travel. If you get stuck, try to match the ones you know first then see what is left. You can always use the internet to help!

Here is a Summer themed Spanish wordsearch for you to try if you want some extra practice!

Music – To recognise the different pitch of notes.

A fun game for your music lesson this week to explore rhythm. This one is called Weather Wise and it should help you improve your knowledge of rhythm and time signatures.

To start, choose a level: Eezy Peezy or Virtuoso

Then the game begins. You will see a flashcard with a bar of music. The sum of the note values in this bar will not match the time signature – there is a note value missing. You will see 3 clouds, each raining a different note value.

You must get Weather Wise and work out which cloud is raining the missing note value from the bar of music. When you have worked it out, move Ted the Weatherman using the cursor keys so that he is positioned under the correct cloud and click ‘go’ (or hit the space bar). If you have guessed correctly you get 10 points and the next flashcard will appear. If you get it wrong you get absolutely nothing (but we will tell you what the answer should have been).

After 90 seconds of hard work for your brain the game will come to an end and you will be told how well (or badly) you did. Then you must play again to improve your score! On Eezy Peezy level the answer will only be a quaver, crotchet, minim or semibreve. On Virtuoso level the answer could be as above but with the additional possibility of semiquaver, dotted quaver, dotted crotchet and dotted minim (we like to tie your brain in knots!).

Click on the link below to get started. Have fun!


Thursday 2nd July

Maths – To understand percentages as fractions and decimals.

Click on the link below and watch the video clip. Read all of the information carefully and look at the examples. If you cannot access this, there is an information sheet below to help.

Once you have done this, have a go at the task sheet below.

Literacy – To write a newspaper report.

Today we would like you to use your plan to write your final newspaper report. Below you will see a Top Tips guide with some helpful reminders, a word mat and you should have your detailed plan from yesterday. We have also included a template for writing your report. You could also just split a page in half to create two columns if you cannot print the sheet.

We are really looking forward to reading your finished articles. Try to complete them using your best handwriting as we would love this too as well as your fabulous news articles!

There is also a checklist below to help make sure that you have included everything that you need. Good luck!


Geography – To explain where food comes from and calculate food miles using digital maps.

This week we will be exploring where our food comes from and how far it has travelled to get to our supermarkets.

Think about the following questions:

Where Does Our Food Come From?

Where has this food all come from?

Where was the item produced?

How can we find out?


Food miles are the distance an item has travelled from where it was produced to where it was consumed, including all the miles in the supply chain process.


Why should we worry about food miles?

The further an item travels, the more CO2 is likely to be released into the atmosphere, contributing to climate change. Food miles difficult to calculate accurately, but was can use the information on food labels to give us an idea of how far an item might have travelled.

Your task this week is to calculate the distance your food has travelled (food miles). Think about some of the foods that you have eaten this week. Choose 10 individual items of food (not meals!) and see if you can find out where they came from. You can either read the packet to find out or use google to search for where it came from.


Once you have done this, click on the link below and calculate the distance, as the crow flies, from your house (you will need your postcode) to the country where the food came from. Fill these in on the table below or draw your own table in your workbook.

Friday 3rd July

Maths – To solve a range of problems.

This week you have a range of problems involving using the skills. Read the questions carefully before you begin. They start off with some simpler ones and get more challenging as you work your way through. See how many you can complete!

Don’t worry if you can’t do them all, there are some tricky ones on there! Just have a go at the ones you feel more confident with! Good luck!

Literacy/SPaG – Reading Comprehension – Marcus Rashford Current Affairs

Read the text below about Marcus Rashford and his Campaign for Free school meals. Take your time and take in as much information as you can. Once you have read it carefully, share your understanding by answering the follow-up questions in as much detail as you can.

If you cannot print the question sheets or are struggling to answer them in your workbooks, you could write a list of the key points made in the article to summarise what you have read

PSHE -To learn about what influences our opinions and decision making

Computing – To use code to create a game

follow this link to the hour of code website where you can create your own game in under ten minutes!

share a link to your game with us on Toco mail so we can have a go! 

Mindfulness – Take some time to complete some quiet activities while listening to relaxing music. You may want to complete some mindful colouring. An example colouring sheet has been attached below but you can draw and colour your own detailed design. 

Time Capsule – Complete your own time capsule which you may want to look back on to remember how we lived and the changes that we had to make during our time of isolation. Time Capsule COVID 19


Welcome to Class 11’s web page. Here you can find lots of information about the fun we will be having and the things we will be learning this term, Mrs Bird.

If you need to speak to Mrs Bird please come to the Year 5 door at the beginning or end of the day or call the school office to arrange a meeting.


Our School Councillors for this year are Mikey Briggs and Olivia O’Neil. They will represent our class in school council meetings and share ideas from the children in our class.

Our Eco Warriors for this year are Lizzie Sefton and Alfie McFarlane. They will work as part of the Eco Team and help to make our school more eco-friendly.

Our Maths Champions this year are Lewis McGorian and Jasmyn Osikoya.

Our Reading Ambassadors are Amy Henry and Lizzie Sephton. Their role is to share a love of reading within the school.

Our Digital Leaders are Lewis Hodgson and Ruby Smith. They will help others with all things digital!  


In our Come and See lessons this term we will be exploring Sacrifice.
We will be thinking about the how we keep memories alive and what memories are important to us.

Our Worship Warriors this year are Grace Wheeler and Finley Connell.

We have illustrated our school mission statement to show what it means to us.

How we live the mission statement in our class

Christian Community

We gather together to say our daily prayers, listen to scripture, sing hymns and share stories that we know from the Bible. We help and support each other always. 

Valued and Recognised for our Unique Contributions 

We receive the Gold Award and praise from our teachers and peers for our achievements. We compliment each other and celebrate our achievements. 

Child Centered Education

We decide what we would like to learn about at the start of each of our topics by sharing what we know, think and wonder. We are given the freedom to take risks in our learning and to try new things. 

Positive Learning Environment

We have bright welcoming classrooms where we can learn, share, laugh and be ourselves. 

Gospel Value of Love and Respect

We follow the rules set out to us and set good examples to other children around the school. We follow in Jesus’ light and let him guide us to make good choices. 

Partnership with Parents, Carers, Governors, the Parish and Wider Community

We invite everyone from our school community to join in celebrations with us. We give up time to volunteer and help local charities. 


Curriculum Map

Year 5 Curriculum Map 2020


In our Literacy lessons, we are reading Varmints. We will be creating our own picture books drawing ideas from  the one we have read.  We will be learning lots of new writing techniques and vocabulary and trying to include this in our writing.



In Maths, we will be focusing on fractions, decimals and percentages. We will be developing our problem solving and reasoning skills and consolidating our knowledge of times tables.



Our topic this half term is Forces. It is a great topic where we explore the impact of forces, how unsupported objects fall to Earth because of the force of gravity and the effects of air resistance, water resistance and friction that act between moving surfaces. 



This term we will be learning about the Mayans.  We will be learning about where the Mayans lived and how their lives were different from our own. 



We will be using recycled materials that we can find at home to make a variety of products. 


Our Classroom!

Reading area

In Class 11 we are lucky to have two large library areas filled with lots of books that we can share and enjoy. We have library monitors who look after the libraries and keep track of all of the books. We can sign books out of our class library and take them home to share with family and enjoy in their own time.

Our computing area

We have a computer in our classroom which we can use in lesson times and in golden times to do research to help us with our work and to complete different tasks. We have written our own e-safety rules which we have promised to stick by to stay safe when using computers and the internet both in class and at home. We will be following a computing curriculum to enhance your computing skills across the year.


Year 5 Homework and PE Kit timetable

Learning Logs will be sent home on Fridays and should be returned to school no later than Wednesday.

Yellow books with spelling and maths work will be sent home on Fridays and should be returned to school no later than Wednesday.

PE Kits should be in school for PE lessons on Mondays. (PE kits may also be required on other days but Mrs Bird and Miss Hickey will let children know in advance).

Anyone who is struggling with their homework should bring it into school on Monday for support.


Class Dojos

We award Class Dojos to children in year 5 who are well behaved, try hard in class, are well mannered and help others.
Who will win the Class Dojo competition this term for the child with the most positive points?


Packed Lunches, Healthy Snacks and our School Tuck Shop

At SMAAA we are a healthy school and encourage all children to eat healthy snacks and lunches.
Packed lunches brought into school should consist of healthy food and snacks and should not include chocolate or fizzy drinks.
Children may also bring in a healthy snack to enjoy at break time such as fruit, cheese or toast. Alternatively children can bring in some money to buy a snack from our tuck shop. The Junior tuck shop is run by the Year 6 children and Mr Lewis. They sell a variety of snacks including cheese, fruit and water. 


Some fun links for extra practise at home…