St Stephen's Church of EnglandPrimary School

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In our school, whatever the challenge,

we aim high with God in our hearts

Year 5



Daily Home Learning Tasks

Here you will find your daily tasks that you should complete at home in your home learning journals. Below is a suggested timetable to help you structure your day. 

Weekly Task

Science: Properties of Materials


Follow George's instructions to make your very own lava lamp. 

First you need to warm up your science brain!

Have a go at the Kahoot quiz:

Or use the following PIN : 0139459 

You have the week to complete this task. Once you have completed making you lava lamp take a picture and share on our class blog. 

Have fun!

Monday 30th March


WALT: Introduction to percentages 

Watch the three videos about percentages and complete each small activity set on the website: What is a percentage?; How to calculate a percentage and Maths of the day.


Percentage means the number of parts per hundred- 'per cent'. 

The percentage symbol is % 


Now have a go at the questions in the PDf document before completing the three challenges below: 








J K Rowling, David Walliams, Roald Dahl and many more authors used powerful vocabulary within all of their writing. They also, however, created new 'nonsense' words. For example, all of the spell names in Harry Potter. Nevertheless, these 'nonsense' words are linked so that the reader understands the meaning of the word.


Today, we would like you to have a go at creating your own nonsense words to describe a monster of your own. Write your own meanings for each nonsense word you create.

Handy Hint: you can combine two real words together. 

For example: Scough = scaly + rough. This refers to the skin of the monster. 


Not sure how to start? Write a long list of adjectives to describe your monster. Include all 5 senses; what you can see, hear, smell, touch and taste. 




Maths Games

Helpful Websites

Welcome to Year 5!

This page will give you more information about the exciting learning taking place in our class.


Class teachers:                                                                 Teaching Assistants: 

5 Cedar: Miss Duckworth                                                                         Mrs Fulat
5 Larch: Miss Sheth                                                                                Mrs Khanani



Spring Term

Our Christian value this half term is:


Make informed and wise choices



Below are the areas of focus for this half term: 

English: Write an explanation text- How to kill a beast

Guided reading: Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo

Maths: Fractions, decimals and percentages

RE : Easter Victory

Science: Properties and Changes of Materials

History: Vikings
Big questions:

How did the long ship support the Viking invasion?

Why did the Vikings invade Britain?

What did they achieve that has had a lasting impact on how we live now?

British Value

Rule of Law – what rules do we have that are the same and/or different to the Vikings?

French: Describing a house

PSHE: Relationship difficulties

Music: Hip Hop

PE: Gymnastics and Football- please ensure children have their PE kits in from Monday to Friday and that they are taken home weekly for a wash.

DT: Design and invent a long ship that can carry the most weight

(For more information please refer to the Newsletter below)



Read, read, read and then read some more- question your child about what they have read using the five W’s.

Below is a link to recommended reads for Year 5 children:

Ensure your child is practising their times tables on a regular basis  and support your child with learning their weekly spellings.

Encourage your child to research about the topics they are learning in school. 



International Peace Week

We celebrated Peace week by creating peace chains with our families. We wrote quotes and poetry and also participated in a worship in the peace garden. Can you spot our peace chains in the photographs above?

Newsletter and Recommended Reads

Essential Learning Experiences

We are fortunate enough to have external guests visit us throughout the year. As well as this, we have a range of trips planned throughout the year to enhance our children's learning, such as: Hindu Day, Enterprise week, Chocolate House visit, performing on stage and much more!

Please keep an eye out for letters and important dates. 



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