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. 

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. 

In the mean time you can visit some of the web pages we have shared below for some extra practise

For extra maths practice you can follow the steps in the image below for some extra online sessions –

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.


Week beginning Monday 6th April. Happy Easter everyone! Here is a selection of activities that you can work on throughout this week. 

English – Write a letter in a bottle that has been washed up on the shore. Your letter should start with the words ‘Dear Reader, I need help…’ Think about all of the powerful punctuation and detailed description we have practised over the past few months in school and try to include these in your writing to make your letter really interesting to read. Also, try to vary your sentence starters so that your writing does not become repetitive. 

Maths – Work through these word problems using your understanding of the four operations and formal written methods. Remember to read the questions carefully and find key information before you try to answer them. 

R.E. – Sunday 5th April is Palm Sunday. This is the day that Jesus rode into Jerusalem and the people waved palm leaves and called “Hosanna!” Write a prayer on a palm leaf design to thank God for the blessings that you have. 

Friday 10th April is Good Friday. On Good Friday, Christians remember that Jesus died for everyone. Write a prayer thanking Jesus and God for the sacrifice that was made for us. 

PE – Design an obstacle course in your garden or around a room in your house. You can plan to use objects that you have or you can imagine what you would use if you did have it. Build your obstacle course and challenge yourself and members of your family to a fun workout!

Spanish – Design a ‘Happy Easter’ poster in Spanish. Feliz Pascua! 

Art – Design and create a ‘Happy Easter’ card (in English or Spanish if you wish!) to share with the members of your family.

DT – Using your understanding of nets for 3D shapes design and create an Easter basket. There are some examples below to inspire your design ideas. 

Here are some origami models that you may also like to try if you would like to challenge yourself a little more.  

Geography/Science – Create a learning log style page sharing all of your learning so far for our Geography and Science topics (Local Geography and Properties and Changes of Materials).

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


Week beginning Monday 30th March – here is an overview of our learning for this week. All activities and resources have been shared below. Remember to contact us via Tocomail if you need any support with any of your learning. Well done for engaging so well with all of the learning so far, Mrs Bird, Miss Hickey and Mrs Grundy. 

Daily tasks for this week

PE – 30 minute exercise. Some fun activities that we know of include PE with Joe Wicks on YouTube @9am every morning, dance classes with Oti Mabuse on YouTube at 11:30am, GoNoodle on Youtube has lots of great ways to get active including Yoga and dancing or you can complete a work out of your choice.

Monday 30th March

Maths – To add 4 digit numbers (with carrying). Complete the addition questions. Can you use the inverse to check your answers? Once you have completed the calculations see if you can complete the challenge questions. Can you find the missing numbers?

SPAG/English – Spelling practise. Choose 10 words to practise spelling. You can decide whether to choose words from the y3/4 or 5/6 list, or mixture of both. To help you learn them you could try writing out the spellings in different colours, write them big and small, try writing with your eyes closed, or with the wrong hand, and write the word in a sentence. Perhaps test how well you know them by asking siblings or parents to test you.

RETo create a Lenten calendar giving reasons why Christians choose to make sacrifices during Lent. Write a list of 10 good deeds and ways that you could be selfless or make a sacrifice in the time between now and Good Friday. Draw an illustration for each of your promises to show how you will carry it out or how it will make people feel. Also share why you are choosing to make the sacrifice or give.

To describe and show understanding of a range of scripture stories – Write a diary entry for Judas using Mark 14: 10-11, 43-46 to help you. Include his private thoughts and emotions throughout his conversations with the priests and Jesus. Try to show an understanding of his struggle between betrayal and loyalty.

Tuesday 31st March

Maths – To subtract 4 digit numbers (with exchanging). Complete the subtractions questions. Can you use the inverse to check your answers? Once you have completed the questions have a go at completing the challenge questions. Can you find the missing numbers?

SPAG/English – To use a picture and vocabulary as a stimulus to write a setting description. Use the picture and the words in the word bank to write a description of the setting. You don’t have to use all of the words, they are just there to help you with ideas. If you want to write more than a paragraph you are welcome to! If you can’t print the sheet, maybe you could draw the picture on a page in your work book instead. If you can, take a photograph of your work and send it to us on tocomail, we will share some great descriptions on twitter @smaaayear5

Science – To investigate which materials are best for insulating. You have been asked by a packed lunch company to find the best material to be used as insulation in their packed lunch boxes and keep the produce inside cool. You will need to pick 4/5 materials to test and 4/5 ice cubes. Wrap one ice cube inside each of the different materials. Use the table below to help you to know when to check on the ice cubes and record the state of the ice cube at different times (make notes in the boxes about how the ice cubes change states e.g. solid/mostly solid/melted with some solid parts/completely melted – liquid) Once you find which material has kept the ice coolest for longest write an evaluation and recommendation to the company and draw your own design for a super cool lunch box with your chosen material inside.

Wednesday 1st April

Maths – To recognise and correct mistakes in formal written multiplication. Today you should be the teacher! You need to check and correct the multiplication questions. One example has been done for you.

SPAG/English – To use brackets for parenthesis (extra information). Read the information at the top of the sheet carefully, it explains what parenthesis is (using brackets for extra information- like this!) Then have a go at completing the sheet. Remember, if you cannot print then you can copy the sentences into your workbook instead. If you need any help, message any of your teachers on Tocomail.

Art – To replicate the style of notable artists in my own work. Split a page into four and in each section draw an object, person or pet from your home in the style of our artist David Hockney. Use any materials you have available to colour your picture but remember the bold and bright colours that David Hockney uses in his work. Share pictures of your art with us on Tocomail so we can tweet out your fantastic work!

Music – To create rhythm and follow a beat with homemade musical instruments. As part of your creative project we would like you over the next few weeks to make a variety of instruments at home which can be used to practise keeping rhythm and following a beat in music. Watch this video for some inspiration in making your own instruments from recycled materials at home

Research different musical instruments and start to plan and collect materials which you think would be suitable to use when making your instruments.

Thursday 2nd April

Maths – To practise written methods of division. Use your knowledge of written division to complete the division calculations. Can you use the inverse operation to check your answers? When you are finished can you complete a challenge? Try to write a word problem for 3 of the calculations.

SPAG/English – To use adverbial phrases. Adverbial phrases can be used to tell us, WHERE, WHEN , and the ORDER of something happening. Arrange the words and phrases onto the correct place on the chart. Remember, if you cannot print at hoe you can copy it into your book, or even make a poster explaining the three areas. We’d love to see your work, tocomail it to us if you can!

Geography – To research facts about British Geography. Visit this website

and complete the British Geography quiz. Make a note of three new or interesting facts you have learnt from answering the questions and research these. Create a small fact file with information and pictures about what you have learnt.

Friday 3rd April

Maths – To use written methods of the four operations to solve problems. Use your knowledge and understanding of formal written methods to find the answers to the word problems on the sheet. You could use the inverse for each calculation to check your answers as you work through.

SPAG/English – To show understanding of a poem through illustrations. Read the poem ‘The Time We Spring Cleaned the World’, it’s a topical poem, which means it’s about our lives right now and the reason why we’re staying at home.


Choose your favourite lines from the poem, copy them out and decorate them with images that it makes you imagine. If you can’t read this copy clearly, then go to: As always, we’d love to see your work and we’ll tweet out some good examples for others to see.

PHSE – To support my health, well being and safety. There are ways of making sure we stay healthy, safe and have a happy mind whilst we stay at home during this time. Create a poster showing ways you can stay healthy, safe and happy during this time. You can include things like having a tidy room, getting up and washed daily, exercising, reading, staying in touch with friends.

To share my appreciation with others. Create a card to give to someone in your household expressing your appreciation and saying thank you for something they have done or how they have behaved during this time of isolation.

Share pictures of your posters and cards with us on Tocomail so we can see your fantastic ideas

If you are looking for something else to do and haven’t already why not join in with others and complete an activity that lots of children from around the world have completed to help cheer others up  as they spend more time inside. Draw a rainbow and put it up on display in a window in your home for others to see. Send us your rainbow pictures in your windows and we will tweet them to share them with our school community.



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 Memorial 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 Properties and changes of materials – child led investigations. It is a great topic where we explore the properties of different materials and how materials are selected for different uses based on their properties.  There will be opportunities to work as groups during investigative and research work.



This term we will be learning about our Local Geography.  We will be learning about how Kirkby has changed over time by looking at maps from different times in history. 



We will be developing our painting skills taking inspiration from renowned British painted David Hockney.


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…