Year 5 (Class 12)

Welcome To Class 12’s 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. 

Miss Hickey, Mrs Bird and Mrs Grundy.


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.


Miss Hickey

Welcome to Class 12’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.

If you need to speak to Miss Hickey 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 Bonnie Fagan and Layla Johnstone. 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 Mikey McCoy and James Hall. They will work as part of the Eco Team and help to make our school more eco-friendly.

Our Maths Champions this year is Louie Magee.

Our Reading Ambassadors are Kelsey Grant and Ryan Byrne. Their role is to share a love of reading within the school.

Our Digital Leaders are Ennis Galvin and Ben Divers. They will help others with all things digital!  


Curriculum Maps 

Year 5 Curriculum Map 2020

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 Ruby Lea Missen and Skylar O’Rourke.

 On this page you will find up to date information about current topics, information about class learning and key dates for your diary.

Mission Statement

At St Michael and All Angels School we are a Christian Community where everybody is valued and recognised for their unique contribution. We provide a child-centred education in a positive learning environment in which all children may reach their full potential. The Gospel values of love and respect are at the heart of our partnership with parents and carers, Governors, the parish and wider community.

We will endeavour to provide the children with the knowledge and skills they need to make informed choices and to accept responsibility for their own actions.


• to follow the Come and See syllabus in order to give the children an understanding of the Gospels;
• to ensure that the targets set are challenging and that children achieve standards relevant to their year group and develop their full potential – spiritually, intellectually, physically and emotionally;
• to ensure that children enjoy their work and behaviour is of a high standard;
• to value the opinions and contributions made by the children to school life and to foster individuality and independence.


In our Literacy lessons, we are reading Varmints. We will be creating our own picture book drawing ideas from  the ones 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 British artist 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.


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?


Year 5 Homework and PE Kit timetable

P.E. Kits and Learning Logs

Learning Logs will be sent home on Fridays and should be returned to school no later than Wednesday
Yellow books will be sent home with spellings and maths tasks on Fridays and should be returned to school no later than Wednesday
Full PE kits should be in school for lessons on Monday afternoons.

Anyone who is struggling with their homework should bring it into school on Monday for support. If homework is not returned on time then children will need to complete it in their own Golden Time. If this is a continuous event then parents will be invited into school to discuss how we can move forward with this.