Year 5

Year 5 Home Working

Dear Year 5,

The time has come where we have been advised by our prime minister to close schools and complete our learning at home. These packs are to be completed in a book that will be provided from school. For the first week I ask that you complete your work on a notepad at home, getting used to the work and how to set it out. Next week, in your pack, there will be an example of what a good one looks like to help layout your work in the correct way in your book. Don’t worry if you are not sure on how to do something, you can always ask your parents or speak to us when we phone home.

If you struggle with some of the reading, ask parents to read it out loud for you whilst you listen and answer the questions. I can’t wait for you to read Cosmic- the book we voted for last term. A lot of the work, we have already completed similar tasks in school e.g. vocabulary work, so you should know what to do independently.

It will be expected that you complete the work set either on google classroom or the home pack and give back your work so that I can have a look and monitor your learning. You should be working for the same amount of time that you would have been in school, so don’t rush your work.

Times are very hard and if you are worried you are not alone. We will all get through this together and hopefully I will get to see you all again soon. Keep shining, you are all superstars!

Sending big hugs- socially distanced of course.

Miss Murphy & Mrs Bennett

Guidance for Online Learning - Google Classroom
For those children who are learning online using the google classroom platform, here are some tips to logging on and completing your work online. The home learning pack will be uploaded on a Monday morning onto google classroom, it is here where you can view the task for the day. Online learners will still be completing all of the tasks in a book that will be sent home but can submit their work onto google classroom by taking a photograph and marking the task as done. This will help children keep track on where they are up to and engage with others in the class as well as Miss Murphy and Mrs Bennett. Teachers will be readily available during the day to reply to comments and mark submitted work. Online learners are also asked to follow the same timetable as paper learners so that all of the curriculum is covered for children at home. 
Logging On
To log on to google classroom children will need their school computer log in followed by and the same password they use to log on to the computers in school. If children are unsure of their log in they can find it in their reading log or contact school. 
If children are using an apple or android device a free app to access google classroom, where they remain logged in until logging out. This might stop problems logging in each day. Children who are accessing google classroom using a laptop or computer will need to go to the google website and log in using their details. In the top right hand corner of the screen there is a box made up of nine dots, after clicking that classroom will appear. 
Below are some useful videos to help you and your children understand google classroom and class teachers will be available for support once logged in. 
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  • Miss Murphy

    Year 5 Class Teacher

  • Mrs Bennett

    Year 5 Teaching Assistant (Mon - Wed)

Key Information

  • PE is on a Tuesday
  • Reading book and log must be handed in EVERY day
  • Reading Logs checked on a Monday 
  • Homework due in on Wednesdays
  • Spelling tests are on Fridays

 Additional Learning at Home:

 Bug Club

Children are able to access reading materials catered to their specific reading level on Bug Club. They have their own individual log in and can choose a book from here to read at home as well as their home reader.

Times Table Rockstars

Children should be accessing TT Rockstars at least once a week as timetables are a fundamental skill throughout life and play a big part of our maths lessons. Again, children have their own log ins to access at home.

Hit the Button

Children can use hit the button to improve their fluency in core maths skills such as addition and subtraction. It comes in the form of a game so is a great way to learn and have fun at the same time.


  • Homework will be given out on a Friday. This will include English and Maths homework.
  • Homework must be handed in on a Wednesday.


  • Spellings will be given out on a Fridays.
  • Spellings must be learnt and handed in on a Friday.
  • Spellings will be tested on a Friday.


  • Children must bring their reading book and log into school EVERY day.
  • All children have a target of reading to an adult at home 5 times per week.
  • Reading logs will be checked on a Monday and dojos will be given to all children who have met their target.
  • Please ensure any vocabulary is noted that the children may not be sure of so we can evaluate in school