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E P Collier

Primary School and Nursery

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Year 5

                               Home Learning Area


Welcome to Year 5's home learning area.


Please see below Mrs McMinn's letter regarding home learning that was emailed out to parents towards the end of the spring term term.


The BBC have re-launched their Bitesize educational area and this now delivers daily lessons if you would like some further resources. The link to the Bitesize Year 5 page is below.

                         Week Commencing 13th July


Welcome to the last week of home learning. Daily Maths and English will be put up in the tabs below. If you have completed your History project, and haven't sent it in yet, we would love to see these before the end of the week. There is a science quiz to check your knowledge at the end of our science unit of work and a couple of French lessons. The email address is


Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st July are transition days, following Mrs McMinn's letter dated 24th June. 5VG will come in to meet their new teachers on Monday 20th July between 1pm and 2pm and 5MG will come in Monday 20th July between 2.15pm and 3.15pm.


End of year reports will be given out to children when they come in for their transition time. If your child has property in school e.g. PE kits from before lockdown, then this can be collected at this time.

                         Week Commencing 6th July


This week we are continuing with daily Maths and English lessons, so check the pages below for these lessons. Please also continue to work on your History project, you can find the information about this on w/c 8th June. We have seen some great examples of History projects sent in. Thank you if you have sent yours in. If you or your carer are able to email your project in, send it to

                        Week Commencing 29th June


This week we are continuing with daily Maths and English lessons, so check the pages below for these lessons. Please also continue to work on your History project, you can find the information about this on w/c 8th June. Don't forget to email in your work if you or your carer are able to. The address is

                        Week Commencing 22nd June


This week we are continuing with daily Maths and English. If you need a protractor for the Maths lessons, please collect one on Monday between 9.30am and 11am from reception at school. Don't forget to carry on with your History project from a couple of weeks ago.

                                                    Week Commencing 15th June


We will be putting daily work for Maths and English in the folders below, so please have a look. Although there isn't a History folder, remember you can carry on working on your Stonehenge project. Have a look at the History folder from last week. 

Maths for week commencing 22nd June - you will need a protractor to measure angles. If you don't have one you can collect one from reception at school on Monday 22nd June between 9.30am and 11am.

                                            Week Commencing 8th June


This week we will be working on Maths and English and will be putting daily lessons into the Maths and English sections. We are also introducing our History topic for the remainder of this year. Please look at the individual pages below for each subject and the weekly overview below.

Learning Overview 8th June 2020

                                   Week Commencing 1st June


This week we would like you to practice the next set of words from the Year 5/6 statutory spelling list. Remember to use the different strategies to practice and to use a dictionary to check the meaning so that you can understand the word in context. The words for this week are:




We would also like you to work on some Maths this week too. Below is a document with links to videos from White Rose Maths. These lessons are some of the final ones that we covered before we finished school in March. Watch the lesson video first, and then look at the accompanying worksheet. You don't need to print the worksheets but can copy out the questions onto paper as you work through the questions. If you're not sure about a question, use the video to help you. You can pause the video as you work your way through. If you're still not sure, check the answer sheet below and then see if you can work out how the answer was reached.

Worksheet answers

                                   Week Commencing 18th May


Firstly this week, we would like you to practice new spellings from the Year 5/6 statutory spelling list. The words for this week are:




Remember, there are different strategies you can use to practice, and below there are some tips to help you.


Secondly, we would like you to do some writing to practice some of the skills that we have learnt this year. Below is a link to an image which should give you plenty of ideas to write about, and if you scroll down below the image there are some ideas and prompts to get you started.


Some of the skills that we have practiced so far this are:

Writing appropriately for the audience and purpose

Modal verbs (would, could, should, will, won't ... ...)

Metaphors and similes

Parenthesis (brackets and commas)

Appropriate use of tense (past, present and future)

Expanded noun phrases

Fronted adverbials (don't forget your comma)

Adverbial phrases

Appropriate vocabulary



Could you also include any Year 5/6 words in your writing?


You don't need to include all of the skills, but think about what would work best for your audience and purpose. It is up to you how much you write, but think about what would be appropriate for you and don't forget to proof read!


Finally, there is some Maths focusing on square and cube numbers. If you can't remember what these are the worksheet explains the terms, before giving you some practice. The answers are included on the second page. Remember, you don't need to print the sheet, you can copy the practice questions out onto a sheet of paper.




                                                            Week Commencing 11th May


This week there is history, geography and spelling for you to work on.

Thursday update - there is a spelling challenge worksheet below, along with the answers. Words are spelt incorrectly, but you will need to think about the correct spellings. Practice your use of a dictionary if you have one to help you.


Below is a poster showing a timeline for the Kingdom of Benin (we studied this in the autumn term.) Read the timeline and then create a spider diagram to demonstrate the knowledge that you remember from this unit of work. Think back to our trip to the British Museum to help you.


In the autumn term we also practiced using Ordnance Survey (OS) maps. Below is a Powerpoint with some reminders about OS map symbols and how to find grid references.  Using your computer skills, can you find an example of an OS map online, and then see what symbols you recognise. Also practice finding 4 and 6 figure grid references for places of interest. Remember the rule of 'along the corridor and up the stairs' to help you.


Finally, for spelling this week revise the Year 5/6 statutory words that we have already learnt this year. Look down the Year 5 page to find these words and practice these or get someone to test you. Remember the strategies to practice your spellings. Also below is a list of the statutory Year 5/6 words for reference.

                                   Week Commencing 4th May


Please find below a maths workbook on addition and subtraction. This is revision of knowledge that we learnt earlier in the year and have revised since. You won't need to print the workbook to complete the questions, but can write the answers out on a piece of paper. The answer sheet is now below so you can check your answers. 


As Friday 8th May is VE Day, there is a VE Day reading comprehension exercise below. If you don't know much about VE Day then this will develop your historical knowledge along with a link to a video which explains more about VE Day.

                                  Week Commencing 27th April


This week there is a Powerpoint on the past tense and a couple of associated worksheets. There is also another reading comprehension activity with 3 different challenge levels. The answers are at the end of the sheet.

                     Week Commencing 20th April


There is a maths workbook on Place Value. Please note that most activities in the booklet can be completed by writing these out onto paper, you don't need to print the booklet. Work through these at your own pace. The answer booklet is also now below.


There is also a new reading comprehension activity pack on Rosa Parks, with 3 challenge levels. The answers are at the end of the pack. Some additional arithmetic questions are also below for you to work through, if appropriate.



                           Previous Home Learning Resources

Hello everyone, welcome to the Summer term in Year 5.


The class teacher for 5MG is Mr Griffiths and the class teacher for 5VG is Miss Gillanders.


Other adults in Year 5 are Mrs Arshad, Mrs James, Mrs Lee, Mrs Le Cras, Mrs Hunter and Mrs Tyagi.


Library day for 5MG and 5VG is Thursday. Library books can be exchanged on this day.


If you have questions or need to discuss anything, please see us after school or make an appointment via the school office.






The school gates open at 8.30am and registration time is 8.40am. It is expected that children will be in their classroom and ready to learn by 8.40am. Children will be marked as late if they are not in class when the register is taken.


5MG does PE on a Wednesday and Thursday, and 5VG does PE on a Monday and Wednesday. Please note that PE kits must always be in school in case this changes or additional PE or sporting activities occur. Please note that jewellery must not be worn, and earrings that cannot be removed must be covered by micropore tape. If children are not in the appropriate PE kit or cannot remove or cover jewellery then they will not be permitted to take part in the PE lesson. 


Children should be wearing appropriate school uniform as per the school uniform policy which can be found below. Please ensure that all uniform items are named. 


Children should have appropriate water bottles in school during the summer term containing only plain water. Children should also have a healthy snack for break time, for example fruit or rice cakes.  



                                            Library Book Reviews


During the year children will be working together to review new books in the library. This will help children develop their love of reading and their understanding of a wider range of books.


The first book to be reviewed is Public Enemy Number Two by Anthony Horowitz and the second is Dark whispers by Vashti Hardy. Following are the children's reviews.


Public Enemy Number Two is a book written by Anthony Horowitz, it's got a fantastic cover and blurb which create suspense. I like the suspense in the book as well as the humorous jokes which are perfect to make your day! The new version could be improved by adding illustrations for lower aged people.


Rating: 4.8/5


Dark Whispers 

This book is written by Vashti Hardy and is the second Brightstorm adventure.


Discover more than you ever imagined because the Brightstorm twins are back with another epic quest to reveal the truth about Eudora Vane, once and for all.............


When Eudora Vane sets up an expedition to find the lost explorer, Ermitage Wrigglesworth, Harriet Culpepper and her crew know she is up to no good.


We have only read up to Chapter 11 but can't wait to read more, the suspense is too much!


Rating: 5/5 - Amazing Book, A MUST READ!





Our current unit of English work is a fiction unit based upon a book called The House With Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson. We will follow the journey of Marinka as she discovers more about her unique house and the role her Grandmother plays in guiding the dead. Marinka will learn more about herself and whether she can follow the path her Grandmother has set out for her. 


During this unit we will be looking at modal verbs, relative clauses and the correct and consistent use of tenses. We will continue to develop our knowledge of writing in the appropriate form and selecting appropriate vocabulary and writing devices to suit the task. 





We are reading Treasure Island in our reading lessons, but we will be reading a child friendly version. If your child would like to read the original version please see a link below.

                                                            Spellings w/c 9th March

This week, we are continuing with the statutory Year 5/6 words.













                                                                    Spellings w/c 2nd March


This week we will be re-capping words from the Year 5/6 statutory spelling list that we have taught so far this year to ensure that children can confidently spell these words. Children will work individually on any words that they cannot spell confidently.

                                                          Spellings w/c 24th February


Words from the Years 5/6 statutory spelling list.










                                            Spellings w/c 3rd & 10th February


This week the focus is on homophones. It is important the children understand the definitions and meaning of these words in context to then understand the correct spelling.


steel  /  steal

alter  /  altar

led  /  lead

assent  /  ascent

bridal  /  bridle

                                                                   Spellings w/c 27th January


Our focus for this week are the word endings 'ibly' and 'ably.' This week builds upon spelling work from earlier in the year when we practiced words ending in 'ible' and 'able.' We will be learning the spelling rules associated with these endings and practice using these endings in our writing.












                                                        Spellings w/c 20th January


Our focus this week are words which don't follow spelling patterns/rules. The words to practice this week are: 






                                                Spellings   w/c 13th January


This week we will be practicing spellings based on subjects. These will be individual to each child, as the children will be developing their own spelling list based on spellings that they have got incorrect previously.

                                                          Spellings w/c 6th January 


'E' words from the Year 5/6 statutory spelling list.












                                                         Spellings w/c 9th December


This week the children will be working on their own spelling lists. These lists are compiled from frequently mis-spelled words from English work and words that the children have not got correct during their spelling tests..

                                                      Spellings w/c 2nd December


This week we will be practicing the 'd' words from the Year 5/6 statutory spelling list. These are:



                                                  Spellings w/c 25th November

The focus this week is to learn about and practice the use of hyphens. Our words to practice are:













                        Spellings weeks commencing 11th & 18th November


During these two weeks we will be learning the 'b' and 'c' words from the Year 5/6 statutory spelling list.


bargain                                             conscious

bruise                                               controversy

category                                           convenience

cemetery                                          correspond

committee                                        criticise

communicate                                    curiosity




                                        Spellings weeks 14th & 21st October


During these two weeks, we will be practicing the 'a' words from the Year 5/6 statutory spelling list.















                                               Spellings w/c 7th October



                        isle / aisle

                      aloud / allowed

                     affect / effect

                       herd / heard

                       past / passed


Please practice these spellings in a sentence, so that you understand the context in which these words are used.

                                  Spellings w/c 30th September


Our focus this week is to learn about words with endings 'ible' and 'able'.


For example; terrible and valuable.


At home, please research words with these endings and practice the spellings.

                                            Spellings w/c 23rd September.

This week we are learning about words with their origins in other languages.


Our focus words are:


adder                                  hamburger

bungalow                             magazine

genie                                   monster

salary                                  ketchup

vandal                                  limbo

                                    Spellings w/c 9th September


bough                          tough

enough                        although

though                        dough

thought                       plough

rough                          sought

cough                          thorough

bought                        brought




                                      Spellings w/c 16th September


This week we are investigating words with silent letters. Children should investigate and practice spelling at home words with a silent:


b - for example 'climb'

g - for example  'wrong'

k - for example 'knew'

t - for example 'listen'

w - for example 'wrong'



Please find below our Maths plan for this year and the order in which the subjects will be taught.


Our new Maths unit of work is on decimals and percentages. This unit of work builds upon prior learning from previous year groups, and also from our previous unit on fractions. We will expand our learning about decimals including tenths, hundreths and thousandths. We will compare and order decimals and finally link our learning into comparing and ordering percentages. The unit plan can be found below. Please feel free to look at this with your child.


                                                                           Times Tables


It is important that times tables continue to be practiced at home. The fluency of times tables, along with the associated number facts are essential for good progress through Year 5 and beyond.