Home Learning during the school Closure

Learning at home in Year 5

Whilst we are at home and not at school for our learning, you will find some good learning activities on this page – more and more will appear! Some of these are highlighted in your learning packs and others are just good fun!

Follow the links to other useful pages on the website…

We are all missing you!

A message from Mrs Carter

You can listen in to Mrs Carter reading from Wonder, below

More from Mrs Terry

May the Fourth be with you…

Here’s a message to you all from Mrs Terry on behalf of the whole team…

Take a little moment and delve in to this lovely free book – The Book of hopes

The latest message from your teachers....

Week beginning 18th May

Dear Year 5,

Do you know what this is a mnemonic for:  My Very Excited Mother Just Served Us Noodles?  This one teaches us the order of the planets.  Can you think what the order is using these initials:  M…V…E…M…J…S…U…N?  Today in your extra learning you are invited to make up a mnemonic of your own.  I know my daughters use them now for remembering GCSE and A level facts – they are a really useful way to help us learn or remember information.
You have music, grammar and Maths to finish your last day of this term.  A big well done for all your hard work and all you’re achieving during this time.
We hope you have enjoyed the videos on the Year 5 Learning at Home page.  This week’s new video reminds us of the importance of kindness.  Do listen to the first few chapters of the amazing book, Wonder, by R.J Palacio that are there for you to listen to.  The story challenges us to be “kinder than needed”.  What a great challenge for us to take on as we start our half term.  Do really try to share that kindness- by being kind to yourselves and sharing kindness with your families.
Have a great half term week- the sun looks set to shine.
We will be in touch again on the Monday after half term.
Love and every best wish
From Mrs Carter, Mrs Terry and Mrs Carney

Ideas for worship

As you think about making time each day for worship, you might start by making yourself a prayer table or corner – somewhere that you can be still, comfortable but still, not distracted by anything going on around you.

You might want to set up a “table” – a real one or the top of a chest of drawers or even an upturned box, cover it with a cloth if you can and maybe place your Bible on it, maybe your Rosary beads or a crucifix if you have them and if Mum and Dad are happy, a candle which you can light as you pray.

Plan your worship time…

How will it start – maybe lighting the candle, asking that the Light of Jesus represented by that candle may be in your heart…

You might want to start with a prayer – use our School prayer book for inspiration and ideas.

Read a passage from the Bible. The Gospels are always good to read. We are still in the season of Easter and the Readings this year come from John’s Gospel.

Take time to stop and think about what the Gospel writer is saying to you about Jesus and maybe decide on soemthing that you are going to do to change the way you behave or think about things to match Jesus’ teaching.

You could sing a hymn that you know or find one on the internet to sing along to and take the time for prayer.

Pray for yourself, for your family, for your friends. Pray for our doctors and nurses and all those who are working so hard now to keep us all safe and well. Pray for our world.


Prayers for use at home

Use these prayers when you are at home if you would like

and there are plenty of our school prayers in the School prayer book

Here are some prayers related to our Golden threads


The Rocky Road show!

Music Learning with Dr Mather

Week 8 of Home learning:

Task 1: YOUNG VOICES POWER IN ME SINGING event: https://www.youngvoices.co.uk/powerinme

Task 2:

Young Voices at Home – Power In Me (1)

Task 3: Watch the excellent videos for children on the Young Voices at Home YouTube Channel to help you learn the song and develop your singing in the lead up to the live concert on June 2nd. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciZj77kO8cY&list=PLFTl8WEjeyzLq8NbSzUVFqWabGiEP3YuP

Task 4: Participate in the live concert on Tuesday 2nd June at 2.30pm from home or in school! Details will be sent out by Young Voices to parents who have signed up here: https://www.youngvoices.co.uk/powerinme

Online Safety

Young Voices have suggested that you can send in recordings of your family singing together but YOU MUST HAVE YOUR PARENTS’ OR LEGAL GUARDIAN’S PERMISSION TO DO THIS. You do not need to do this to join in the concert. If your parents allow you, film in a suitable place such as your garden or living room – not your bedroom; you can dress up but always check with your parents that you are wearing suitable clothes. Stay safe!

le français

Week 8:

To watch a video on YouTube in order to say, I love, I like, I don’t like and I hate in French:

Online support for learning with Purple Mash and Espresso

Purple mash log in


Espresso log in


Resources to help with your home learning

Week 8 – Geography

Water Art Lesson

PSHE Lesson week 8