Year 5 Home Learning

Information for school closure

Welcome to the Year 5 Home Learning page.

If you are not in school, you are expected to continue learning at home.

Routine helps to create stability, so to help you build a routine for learning, play and relaxation, you might like to use the example timetable below:





Before 9am

Get dressed and have a healthy breakfast



Outdoors time

See list of ideas posted on blog


Maths learning

These will be posted daily


Snack and drink



English learning

These will be posted daily





Reading and spelling time

See reading ideas

Spellings will be posted weekly


Topic learning

These will be posted daily


Outdoors time

See list of ideas posted on blog

  • Each day, learning tasks for Maths, English and Topic will be posted on the year 5 blog. An email will also be sent with this information to the school’s primary contact in your household.
  • Activity ideas for reading and outdoors time will be updated regularly on the year 5 blog.
  • Spellings will be posted weekly on the year 5 blog.
  • Please take photos of written tasks and save electronic work.
  • Please email them to:
  • 5CS: 
  • 5WM:

These email accounts will be monitored and responses given wherever possible.

If you find good examples of websites or have ideas for activities during school closure, please let your teachers know by emailing the class email address!

Good luck, and remember to challenge yourself, learn through your mistakes and be proud or your achievements!

Stay in touch

The Year 5 team

Some ideas to get you started...
Here we will post extra resources: ideas, websites and activities for you to access at home.
Wednesday 1st April 2020
Good morning Year 5.
We hope you are well. Today is the last day of activities before we break for Easter. We shall resume in a couple of weeks on Monday 20th April.
For maths, I've found some investigations and activities for you to have a go at. If you don't have a printer, don't worry - just use paper to record your ideas wherever possible.
If you have finished your newspaper top copy for English, why not research something else and write a newspaper article about it? You could research a famous person or event.
Finally, we have lots of extra activities for you to do in science, RE, PE and music for you to try over the holidays. I've also added some mindfulness colouring pages for you to try.
Take care and have fun.
Mrs Walmsley and the Year 5 team
Tuesday 31st March 2020
Today in maths, we'd like you to continue with your learning from yesterday and there are some extra challenges for you to try.
In English, we are copying our newspaper report out in neat - this will be your task tomorrow as well. We'd love to see what you've done!
Please keep going with your science, RE and active learning and let us know how you're getting on.
Take care, keep in touch!
Monday 30th March 2020
Good morning Year 5, welcome to our second week of homeschooling activities.
We hope you had a relaxing and fun weekend. What did you get up to? Remember to stay in touch via our class email address with any learning or fun activities, we'd love to be able to share your ideas with the rest of Year 5.
In maths today, we are looking at vocabulary. Can you make posters to help you remember all the different types of numbers? We'd really like to see what you come up with. Can you make your ideas EASTER THEMED?
In English, we are editing our newspaper reports ready to copy up in neat.
Finally, we have a few activities for you to complete - Science, RE and Mr Fisher has suggested some ways to keep active while you are at home!
Monday 30th March 2020
Spelling and reading weekly tasks
Friday 27th March 2020
Good morning!
Great work on your shadows experiments yesterday; please keep pictures and photos of your graphs coming in! 
Today's learning: 

In Maths, we are continuing to learn about time. Have a look at the maths task for today, and choose the challenge that best suits you. If you finish the challenges, try maths challenge 3!

In English, we are writing the final bits of our Tim Peake articles. Use the English task sheet to help you. Please remember the include all of the features of a newspaper report, like on the success criteria on the sheet. If you need a reminder of what a newspaper report looks like, have a look at First News:

In Science, your challenge is to research the size of shadows which you can make using a torch. Why not have a go at making a shadow puppet show for your family? Do let us know how you get on! We would love to see photos. 

Do let us know what exercise you are doing and how you are using your time outside! Then we can share these ideas between us. 




Thursday 26th March 2020
It's a beautiful sunny day today! What exercise can you do in the garden or outside in a space away from others? Email your ideas to your class email address for us to compile into  list to share with you all!
Wednesday 25th March 2020
English task - Mrs Morris
LO: To write the introduction for my newspaper report
Wednesday 25th March 2020
Maths task - Mrs Walmsley
Wednesday 25th March 2020
Science task - Mrs Kidney
Resources – what you will need
  • Torch
  • Pencil and paper for recording

Activities / instructions

  • Access to the sheet ‘reflective surfaces’
  • Complete the activity of ‘reflective surfaces’ around your home.
  • Challenge: What do you notice about the surfaces that are very reflective? What do they have in common? Why does that make them good reflectors?
Please note, if you don't have a printer, don't worry! Copy out the table onto a piece of paper instead.
Reading and spelling activities
Week beginning 23.03.20
Please find below our reading and spelling activities for this week:
Tuesday 24th March 2020
English task - Mrs Morris
LO: To plan a newspaper report
If you have them, have a look at your plans from last week and remind yourself about what we will be writing about.
If you have not got a plan yet, please watch the videos and make some notes on Tim Peake's exciting mission in space. Think about:
The 5 Ws: Who? What? When? Where? Why?
Some background information on Tim Peake
What he plans to do next.
Quotes to include.
Tuesday 24th March 2020
Maths task - Mrs Walmsley
LO: To tell the time
Time can be tricky!
Ask someone at home to help you tell the time. Do you have a clock you can look at? Do you have different types of clocks available? Analogue? Digital?
Feedback to your class teacher about how you feel about telling the time and have a go at some of these challenges:
Tuesday 24th March 2020
Topic task - Mrs Kidney
LO: To learn about light

Resources – what you will need  

Activities / instructions  

 BBC Bitesize ‘What is light?’  



BBC Bitesize ‘What is light?’ 

  • Watch the clip 

  • Complete the ‘Fill in the Gaps’ activity online  


Find light sources around the home and record them on a sheet of paper. Draw and label the light sources on a sheet of paper.