Year 5 2019 -2020


Miss Gold, Mrs Murdock and Miss Bennett.

Welcome to Year 5! Please scroll through our page to find important information and to see all the exciting things we have been up to :-)


W/C 13.7.2020

Hi Year 5!

I can't quite believe that this is the last week of term. What an incredibly strange year it has been. I am terribly sad that I won't have the chance to see you all before the Summer holidays but I will certainly catch up with each and every one of you come September when you are in Year 6! Well done for being so thoughtful, positive and kind these past few months. You are a credit to yourselves and I have loved the short time that we've had together in Year 5. Thank you to your amazing parents and carers in guiding you with your learning at home - please ensure they now get a good rest! And of course yourselves. Have a wonderful summer and I can't wait to see you soon.  

Below are some activities for the week - enjoy.

Missing you all as always,

Miss Gold


Click here to access 'My School Year Memory Page' worksheet. Think back to the things we have done this past year - our trips to Cannock Chase museum and the Shri Geeta Bhawan Temple. Our class assembly linked to 'Goodnight Mister Tom'. You can add some home learning events to this sheet also!


Maths - This week you will be learning about metric and imperial measures, converting units of time and timetables. Please click here to access the video tutorials and click below to access the worksheets:-

Lesson 1 - Metric Measure

Lesson 2 - Imperial Measures

Lesson 3 - Converting Units of time

Lesson 4 - Timetables


R.E - Complete the reading comprehension sheets about Mother Teresa (with answers!). Choose the most appropriate worksheet for you. Click here to access the reading comprehension. 


ScienceThe lunar phase or Moon phase is the shape of the directly sunlit portion of the Moon as viewed from Earth. Find out more information by watching the short video (click here) then read the slides and complete the worksheets below:- 

Click here for the information slides.

Click here for worksheets A & B.

Click here for Space quiz (and quiz answers!)


History - This week we will be finding out lots about cars! Specifically, the history of cars. You will be directed to a website and will need to click on the cars and read the information (11 in total – e.g. Early cars, Mass production, Racing cars etc). Once you have read all of the information, click on the green question mark box to complete the quiz on the history of cars. Enjoy! Click here to access the website for this task.


Geography - Now that we know so much about climate change and the effects that humans have on the's time to keep talking about it! Read the slides and think of a good caption for the images to 'Tweet' to ensure this important issue is at the forefront of conversation to enable change. Then complete the reflection activity. 

Click here for the slides

Click here for the reflection sheet.


Art - It would be lovely to see some landscapes of our local area. If you get a chance, then please sketch a landscape of your choice within our local area, using the techniques we have learnt over the last few weeks. You may wish to use to research images of Birmingham (old and new) and copy a picture or piece of artwork from there or draw what you see from your home. Use colour to complete your artwork if you wish.


Summer Activity Pack - Click here if you wish to access some activities to keep you busy over the summer! Why smiley face emojis should never be used in work emails ... 


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Well done to T'Nae for completing some fabulous work at home! I have attached a file above for you to view her completed tasks. I love the fact file on Nicolaus Copernicus and the bicycle timeline task. You have been a busy bee T'Nae - well done!



Thank you to Jubayer for sending in his fabulous work (above)! He has produced a lovely art piece depicting a colourful sunset. I have also included one page of his maths work which gives some examples of identifying 3D shapes by looking at 2D representations (nets). Think about some of the items around your house - can you identify any 3D shapes? If so, what would the 'net' of that 3D shape look like?

Check out Ryleigh's artwork above - another example of understanding primary and secondary colours through the creation of our colour wheels. Well done Ryleigh :-) 

Something I just happened to stumble upon over the weekend - an enormous sundial! I couldn't help but take a photo for you all with it being related to our Science topic. Can you tell the time from looking at the picture?
Something I just happened to stumble upon over the weekend - an enormous sundial! I couldn't help but take a photo for you all with it being related to our Science topic. Can you tell the time from looking at the picture?

Here we have some more wonderful artwork, this time produced by Olivier, Tatyana, Nataniel, Ameria and Madison. Some children copied the artwork given in the task free-hand and added colour whilst others traced but added some of their own features with the use of shading for effect. They look brilliant - well done all! 

W/C 6.7.2020

Hello Year 5 Why smiley face emojis should never be used in work emails ... 

I can't quite believe we are in July already! I hope you're all safe and well. Keep up the fantastic work! I appreciate many of you did not get a chance to complete the sundial activity last week due to the poor weather. Fingers crossed we have better luck this week. Below are your lessons for the week ahead - enjoy.

Missing you all.

Miss Gold x


Literacy - Your lessons this week will be based on story writing  - a Hercules themed myth in particular! To achieve this, you will be looking at lots of different short stories, enhancing vocabulary, study word meanings and key features. Head over to the Oak National Academy page and click on Lesson 1 for Monday's lesson - click here to access the website.


Maths - This week we will be learning about shape, reflection and translation. Please watch the video tutorials (click here) then click on the worksheets below.

Lesson 1 - Regular and irregular polygons

Lesson 2 - Reasoning about 3D shapes

Lesson 3 - Reflection

Lesson 4 - Translation


R.E  - This week we are going to familiarise ourselves once again with the books of the Bible. Read through the booklet then complete the word search activity. Where would we find these books in the Bible? The Old Testament? The New Testament? Research any that you do not know.

Click here for the booklet.

Click here for the word search.


Science - What time is it right now where we live? Is it the same time currently in Paris? What about New York? Tokyo? Sydney? We will continue our learning about the Earth's rotation and now develop our understanding of time zones around the world. Firstly watch the video by clicking here. Then read through the information slides and complete worksheets A & B.

To complete the worksheets you will need to use the following website -

Click here for the information slides.

Click here for worksheets A & B


Geography - People that study the climate of the Earth and how it changes over time are called climatologists. Many reports are produced from their scientific findings! Read through the non-chronological report below and answer the questions.    

Click here for the Non-Chronological report. 

Click here for the questions. 


History - I know many of you have bikes and enjoy cycling, but what do you know about the history of bicycles? Vehicles for human transport that have two wheels and require balancing by the rider date back to the early 19th century. Your task is to cut each bicycle invention out then stick them on the correct part of the timeline. Be careful though - the timeline does not go up in one year intervals!

Click here for the bicycle information cards.

Click here for the timeline.

 Click here for the questions


Art - We may know of many famous artists old and new (Leonardo Da Vinci, Vincent Van Gogh, Banksy). Today we will be looking at the work of Claude Monet (1840 - 1926) and two other less familiar artists - Joan Eardley (1921 -1963) and Jolomo John Lowrie Morrison (b.1948 - ). Take a look at their landscape artwork below and research some of their paintings using Consider their different styles and use of colour as you research their work.

Have a go at replicating a piece of landscape art from one of these artists by sketching first, then add colour if you wish with crayons, felt tip pens or paint.








Have a look below at some of Ryleigh's completed work for Science and History (W/C 8th June). I particularly enjoyed reading the fact file about James Brindley,. Well done Ryleigh!

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Well done to Kemai, Madison and Ameria for completing last week's perspective art task. They followed the video tutorial carefully to develop their techniques and added a little shading and smudging for effect.  Click on their sketches below to enlarge. Great work you three! 

W/C 29.6.2020

Good morning Year 5,

We certainly had some beautiful weather last week didn't we? I hope you all stayed safe in the sun and kept hydrated with lots of water. It looks like we may be needing our rain jackets if venturing outdoors this week. I went for a lovely walk on Saturday but sadly got caught in the rain - my jacket wasn't quite as waterproof as expected! Below are your lessons for this week. Keep up the brilliant work and enjoy Why smiley face emojis should never be used in work emails ...

Best wishes,

Miss Gold x


Literacy - This week we are looking at newspaper report writing and identifying the features that are included in a newspaper report. You will complete reading comprehension tasks, writing activities and SPAG work throughout the week using the Oak Academy Home Learning website. Please CLICK HERE to access your literacy lessons.


Maths - We will be measuring and calculating angles this week. Please click here for the video tutorials and click below for the worksheet activities:-


Lesson 1 - Measure with a protractor

Lesson 2 - Drawing lines and angles accurately

Lesson 3 - Calculating angles on a straight line

Lesson 4 - Calculating angles around a point


R.E- Now is your time to share all of your knowledge on what you know about the current head of the Catholic Church - the Pope. What does their role entail? What are their responsibilities? Read through the slides and the fact cards below, then create a poster or leaflet about them, including as many facts as possible.


Click here for the information slides.

Click here for the fact cards.


Science - Why do we sometimes see shadows? How can shadows show that the Earth rotates? This week you are going to carry out an investigation by creating your very own sundial and record your findings.

Click here to watch the video.

Click here for the information power point

Click here for worksheets 1 and 2. (For worksheet 1, you can use alternatives to make your sundial, such as the suggestions on this webpage - click here).


Geography - What can we do to reduce our carbon footprint and reduce climate change? What are the plans made by governments and businesses to tackle the issue?

Click here to read the information slides from the WWF.

Click here to read and discuss global warming facts.

Click here to complete the worksheet.

Click here for more information and ideas to help you with the worksheet (Once you have started on the worksheet and can't think of anymore!)


History - How did transport impact the industrial revolution? What were the demands of transport between 1760 – 1840? Find out more by selecting the activities below:-


Click here for the video

Click here for the information slides

Click here for the worksheet activity


Art  - This week we are going to consider the use of colour and understand primary, secondary and tertiary colours. How can colour transform a piece of artwork and how can we apply the technique when looking at our subject of landscape art? Paint would be best to use for the worksheet activities below so that you can easily mix your primary colours but if you don't have any available then crayons or wax crayons with the use of smudging and blending will help to achieve the desired effect:- 

Click here for the power point

Click here for worksheet 1

Click here for worksheet 2 - Choose one of the landscape sketches and add colour using your knowledge of primary and secondary colours.





22. 6. 2020

Thank you to Jubayer for sending in this wonderful sketch of the solar system! Click here to view it. We can clearly see the planets orbiting the sun and the distinct rings of Saturn - well done Jubayer! 


W/C 22.6.2020

Good morning Year 5, 

I hope you have had a wonderful week and are all keeping safe and well. I have yet again received many fabulous emails outlining the fantastic work you are completing at home - it is obvious many of you are particularly enjoying our Science unit all about Earth and Space.  Below are the lessons for this week - try your best and enjoy!


If you have any queries regarding any of the subjects or need to ask a specific question then please email me or phone the school. (

Best wishes to you all,

Miss Gold  Why smiley face emojis should never be used in work emails ...


Literacy - This week we are looking at biographies which is an account of someone's life written by someone else. You will complete reading comprehension activities, identify key features and SPAG activities through the Oak Academy Home Learning website. Please CLICK HERE to access your literacy lessons.


Maths Please click here to view the video tutorials on subtracting, multiplying and dividing decimals and click below for the worksheet activities:-

Lesson 1 - Subtracting Decimals with the same number of decimal places.

Lesson 2 - Subtracting decimals with a different number of decimal places.                Lesson 3 - Multiply decimals by 10 100 and 1000.                                                            Lesson 4 - Divide decimals by 10 100 and 1000.


R.E - Read through The Magnificat prayer and practice saying it aloud to memorise it, then complete the fun word search activity. 

Click here for the prayer.

Click here for the word search.


Science -  Do you believe the planets in our solar system 'float' in a straight line? How did humans become knowledgeable about space? This week we are going to investigate Geocentric and Heliocentric theories. Firstly, watch the video (click here). Then read through the information slides and complete the worksheet activities.


Click here for the slides.

Click here for the worksheet activities.

For further information on our solar system click here and to view live video streaming from the International Space Station click here.


Geography - Can you think of any recent events that would point towards the effects of climate change? Flooding? Wild fires in Australia? This week we are going to try to understand and evaluate the effects of climate change around the world. Click on the activities below to get started:-

Click here for the information slides

Click here for worksheet 1

Click here for worksheet 2

                                                                                                                                                History - What was life like for children during Victorian times? Take a look at this visual text following a week in the life of three children, then, answer the questions.

Click here for the visual text

Click here for the questions.

                                                                                                                                                        Art - We are going to consider the use of perspective in landscape art this week. Read through the slides and complete the activities. For the paired activity, see if someone in your house hold is available to join in with you! If not, then ask an adult to check your work.

Click here for the slides. 

Click here for the perspective photo packs

Click here to watch a tutorial video on drawing one point perspective landscapes.



W/C 15.6.2020

Hello Year 5!

I hope you are all keeping well and had a great week end. You have certainly been working very hard over the last week and I am very impressed with the work many of you have sent in - keep it up! Here are the lessons for this week and as always, if you have any queries, please do get in touch. (

Missing you all very much,

Miss Gold x


Literacy - This week you will be learning about 'balanced arguments' - a discussion whereby you consider both sides of the issue. This is through the Oak Academy Home Learning site, please CLICK HERE   to access the site.


Maths  - Please click here to access the video tutorials on Percentages, Fractions and Decimals and click below for the worksheet activities.  

Lesson 1 - Understand percentages

Lesson 2 - Percentages and fractions and decimals

Lesson 3 - Adding decimals with the same number of decimal places

Lesson 4 - Adding decimals with a different number of decimal places


R.E - Read through the Regina Caeli prayer and practice saying it aloud to memorise it. (click here for the prayer).


Science - This week we are going to describe the movement of the Earth and other planets relative to the Sun in the solar system. Firstly, watch the video (click here) and if you are able to replicate a scale model of the solar system at home (using fruit or other objects, or create a drawing!) then have a go and send in your photos!


Then, I'd like you to read through the slides all about our solar system (click here) and the Planet Facts (click here).


Finally, complete the worksheet activities:-

Worksheet 1 - Solar System Research (click here)

Worksheet 2 - Planet Data Table (click here)


Geography-This week we are going to understand the uses of fossil fuels including coal and oil and explore where they come from. There are two videos to watch (click here for video 1 and click here for video 2). Then read through the slides on the power point (click here) and complete the worksheet tasks (click here).


History - Continuing to gain knowledge on the history of transport, please look at the transport images (click here) and order these images according to when you believe the mode of transport was invented. Then click here to view when some of the different modes of transport were invented.


Next view the information power point about James Brindley (click here) and then create a fact file about him and why he was so important for transport (particularly within Birmingham). If you wish, you can use a template to complete your fact file (click here).


Art - This week we are going to practice sketching techniques that you can apply when drawing landscapes. View the information slides (click here) and practice shading and texture drawing techniques by clicking on the worksheet activities below:-


Worksheet 1 - Shading

Worksheet 2 - Texture


W/C 8.6.2020

Good morning Year 5 and welcome back to the second half of the Summer term! I hope you are all keeping safe and had a well rested break. Please continue with your home learning using the following subject links below and don't forget to email me at Y5@stteresa.bham.sch.ukWhy smiley face emojis should never be used in work emails ...


Literacy is as normal through the Oak Academy Home Learning Page.  Please CLICK HERE   to access the site.


Maths -  Please continue watching the online tutorials to support your maths learning and complete the worksheets below. (CLICK HERE to access the tutorial videos).

Lesson 1 - Decimals as fractions

Lesson 2 - Understand thousandths

Lesson 3 - Rounding decimals

Lesson 4 - Order and compare decimals 


Science - This term we will be learning about Earth and Space and our first lesson is to learn about the movement, shape and relative size of the Sun, Earth and Moon. Please click here to view the video and click here to read through the power point slides. Click here to access the worksheet and practical activities.


Geography - Continuing with gaining knowledge and understanding of climate change, please read through the power point slides on world climate zones and world biomes. Then complete the worksheet activity.

Click here for PPT 1 

Click here for PPT 2

Click here for the worksheet activity


History - What a difference a century makes! Look at the two pictures of a town - one picture showing a town from the 1890's and the second picture showing the same town today. Note down how many differences you can find between the two images which show just how much life in Britain has changed over the last 100 years. Click here to view the town pictures.


Art - Look through the slides (Click here) to research looking at traditional landscapes and green spaces. Think about landscapes that are local to you and have a go at completing the sketching activity as instructed on the final slide.


How to save energy around the home and at school! Please send your geography posters to
How to save energy around the home and at school! Please send your geography posters to

W/C 18.5.2020

 Good morning Year 5, I hope you are all keeping well. Why smiley face emojis should never be used in work emails ...

Please click here to access maths The White Rose video tutorials for this week. Worksheets for these lessons are as follows:-

Lesson 1 - Add & subtract fractions

Lesson 2 - Add fractions

Lesson 3 - Add mixed numbers

Lesson 4 - Subtract mixed numbers


Please click here to access your Literacy learning for this week which focuses on instructional texts.

Science - Comparing life cycles. Please read through the powerpoint (click here) and complete the worksheet (click here).


History - History of Transport. Look at the photographs of old and new forms of transportation.  1) Choose two (e.g. Car and Bus) and think about how these vehicles have changed over time.

2) Write a few bullet points summarising the pros and cons of each vehicle e.g. size, safety, speed, eco-friendly, price.


Geography - Linked to our theme of stewardship and your fantastic ideas of how we can 'Save the Planet', your activity this week is to create a poster on the ways in which we can save ENERGY around the home and at school. Watch this cartoon before creating your poster about a family carelessly and unknowingly wasting energy -  until something unexpected happens! CLICK HERE FOR THE CARTOON.


Art  -Look through the power point (click here) which shows a collection of landscapes by various artists. Consider if the artists have used similar techniques, which is your favourite and why. Try and have a go at sketching your favourite landscape from the collection.


W/C 11.5.2020



Please log into The White Rose Maths Home Learning site as usual to view daily lessons with video clips explaining the learning. To access these videos, please CLICK HERE. 

Worksheets are not accessible on the site now but will be shared here on our class page instead. Worksheets for this week are as follows:-

Lesson 1 - Area of rectangles

Lesson 2 - Equivalent fractions

Lesson 3 - Improper & mixed numbers

Lesson 4 - Compare & order fractions

Literacy for this week is as normal through the Oak Academy Home Learning Page. This week is on Diary Entry writing. Please CLICK HERE to access the site.

Science - Please watch the BBC bitesize video on animal lifecycles (click here) and read the power point (click here), then complete the worksheet (click here).

HistoryClick on this link to watch the video and then research some ideas to this question -Why did Britain move from canals to railways and ships in order to transport goods?


We have had some fabulous responses to the History task from last week about the canal networks built in Victorian Britain. Please click here to view Jubayer's response and please click here to view Nataniel's response. Well done both!


W/C 4 5.2020 

MATHS - White Rose WEEK 3 (w.c 4th May) - Multiplication, Division and Calculating Perimeter.

ENGLISH - Oak National Academy WEEK 3 - Persuasive Letters.

HISTORY - The History of Transport. Look at the power point (CLICK HERE) and read the accompanying information (CLICK HERE) - Can you explain why canals were built in Victorian Britain? What is the name of the main canal in Birmingham? Can you compare how canals were used in Victorian Britain and how they are used today?

ART /DT - Learn how to create classic beautiful bunting in the home to celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day (VE day is this Friday the 8th May 2020). CLICK HERE.

SCIENCE 3Follow the links below to BBC Bitesize to learn about the life cycle of plants. Watch the clip then try the quiz questions for each section.




If you have any questions please email me at

Thank you :-)

Thank you to Haris for his brilliant response to the David Attenborough video - How do we create a future in which both people and nature can thrive? He has shared a very in depth analysis of all the things we can do to help. Check out his ideas HERE. Well done Haris!



Good morning Year 5 - can you believe that we are in the month of May already?!

Here is some wonderful artwork produced by Chloe. The art task I set for you was to produce artwork inspired by Andy Goldsworthy, using natural materials such as leaves, twigs, flowers and use them to create your own piece of land art. Well done Chloe!

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I have also received more responses to the David Attenborough video. These ideas are from Nataniel:-


How to save our planet?

Out of all the things that has happened to the planet, it is the fact that we are destroying the earth, what with pollution, plastic in ocean, and many, many more.

1: Stop putting plastic in the ocean

2: Stop making the carbon dioxide blanket thicker

3: Save the trees.

Now, the last one may sound peculiar, and that is true. Trees turn carbon doixide into oxygen, and then is breathed by us to keep us alive.

Well done Nataniel!



Good morning Year 5. I would like to share some fabulous responses I've had to the David Attenborough video below! How do we create a future in which both people and nature can thrive?

These ideas are from Chloe:-

People can plant trees.
Stop fishing
Throw away rubbish.
Rescue animals that need help.
Stop fires and smoke ( bad air)
Clean the ocean

And these ideas are from Ameria:-

1) We should use electric cars
2) Don't use your cars when not needed
3) Turn your engine off when waiting outside school
4) walk or cycle where possible


Fantastic ideas from both and thank you for sending them in. Year 5, don't forget you can email your responses, ask questions or simply say hello by contacting me at

Best wishes to you all  


Good morning Year 5. Please have a look at the video below from Sir David Attenborough on how to save our planet. There are some very good points raised in the video linked to our theme of Stewardship. How do we create a future in which both people and nature can thrive? Watch the video and please email your ideas to



Good morning Year 5,

I hope everyone is doing well.

Your Maths learning for this week (w/c 27th April, from the White Rose home learning resource) is adding and subtracting decimals - click here to access the White Rose resource.

I have included an additional power point presentation which might be useful to support your learning of addition and subtraction of decimals - click here to access the power point.


Please continue to use the White Rose resource for your Maths learning and the Oak National Academy resource for your Literacy learning and topic learning. I have added additional Topic work below for Science and Art.  

SCIENCE 1  - Our Science topic for Summer 1 is Life Cycles where we will be learning about plants, animals and humans. We will start by looking at plants. Your first task is to find a flower and dissect it to identify the different parts. Use the sheet to help you.

SCIENCE 2  - Your second task is to look more closely at the number of different parts your dissected flower has. Can you see any relationships? Then, dissect other different flowers. Can you see any patterns in the number of parts in different flowers?



ART 1 - Andy Goldsworthy is a famous artist who created collage artwork using natural materials. If you get the chance to go for a walk or out into your garden (If applicable), collect leaves, twigs, flowers and use them to create your own piece of land art. 

Here are some examples of artwork created by Andy Goldsworthy - have a go yourself and please email your artwork to :-)

How to Inspire Your Students with Artist Andy Goldsworthy - The ...











Thank you to Haris who sent in the below rainbow picture. Rainbows have been created to cheer up passers by and to remind us all to stay positive during this testing time. They also show support for our wonderful NHS workers and carers all over the country.

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Good morning Year 5 :-)

Thank you for your responses to the CAFOD climate change video. It certainly is an interesting area for us to look closely at and think about the ways we can link this to our theme of STEWARDSHIP. If you are yet to email your answers to me; please do so to

I was particularly impressed with the response from a member of our Year 5 class (well done Haris!) regarding question 10. (Brainstorm and think of ways as to how we can do a better job of looking after our planet). Here are his fantastic ideas:-


  • Plant a tree. Trees provide food and oxygen. They help save energy, clean the air, and help combat climate change. 
  • Bike more. Drive less.
  • Don’t send chemicals into our waterways. Choose non-toxic chemicals in the home or office.   
  • Shop wisely. Buy less plastic and bring a reusable shopping bag.
  • Educate. When you further your own education, you can help others understand the importance and value of our natural resources

These are areas in which we can make a real difference to ensure a brighter future for the well being of planet Earth. Everything we do has an impact, so it's important to think about steps we can take to ensure our Earth is enjoyed and cared for by ourselves and future generations - reducing plastic waste may be a good place to start!


Thank you also to the children that have sent their rainbow artwork through in recognition of our amazing NHS staff and carers across the United Kingdom - please do keep sending them in! Here is one that has been sent to me today by Nataniel:-

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Keep safe everyone,

Miss Gold.




 I have pointed you in the direction of using the Oak National Academy online learning resource; please continue to use this, however for Maths, I would like to introduce a different resource from White Rose Maths.

The White Rose Maths Team have prepared a series of daily maths lessons for each year group from Year 1-8. Every lesson comes with a short video showing you clearly and simply how to complete the activity successfully. There is a worksheet for you to try and complete for each task - if you are unable to print this then please type your answers and email them to me.

This week (w/c 20.4.20) is to learn Adding decimals within 1. There is a lesson for each day.

Click here to access White Rose Maths home learning resource.

Please continue to use the Oak National Academy online learning resource but use White Rose Maths for your Numeracy lessons at home. If you want an extra challenge then of course you can complete The Oak National Academy Maths lessons also if you wish.


Congratulations to a member of Year 5 who emailed their answers to the CAFOD video questions about climate change - they got ten out of ten! Please watch the video posted on 20.4.2020, answer the questions and email your answers to - good luck!



Hello Year 5,

I'd like to introduce you to two new online learning resources. The first one is the Oak National Academy which provides education for all school year groups from Reception through to year 10 and is a new Government-backed online platform. You can access a variety of lessons such as English, Maths and Topic learning.  . Click here to access the link to the online academy.

The second is from BBC Bitesize. They have now launched an education package across TV and online, featuring celebrities (including Sir David Attenborough) and teachers, helping to keep children learning at home and supporting parents. Click here to access the BBC Bitesize home learning resource.

I hope you are all getting on well and please get in touch if you have ANY questions!

I'm missing you all very much.

Keep safe,

Miss Gold.


 20.4.2020Welcome Back - Summer Term 1 - 2018 | Astley Park School

Welcome back to the Summer Term! Certainly different to what we are normally used to. I hope you all had a restful and peaceful Easter break and are keeping healthy and positive throughout this uncertain time.


The overall theme for this term is STEWARDSHIP - the belief that humans are responsible for taking care of the world. Caring for the world links to many aspects such as tackling climate change, pollution and natural environmental disasters and the provision of care for people within our society. The latter is particularly relevant at this time in relation to the Coronavirus and the efforts of our amazing NHS and individuals helping out one another.


Please watch the video below from CAFOD (Catholic Agency For Overseas Development) which gives an introduction about Climate Change. Underneath the video are a set of questions I'd like you to try and answer.


CAFOD Video Questions please email your answers to       

Good luck!

1. What does climate mean?

2. Where does Carbon Dioxide come from and where does it go?

3. What is the name of the invisible layer around planet Earth?

4. Name the living things that breath in Co2:-

5. Co2 is also known by another name – what is it? Why is it called this?

6. Complete the sentence; Our world has changed very quickly in the last ______ years.

7. What are the things that have made our world change drastically in this time period?

8. Where do fossil fuels come from?

9. The greenhouse effect is trapping more heat and therefore heating our planet – what are the 

     consequences of this?

10. Brainstorm and think of ways as to how we can do a better job of looking after our planet:-



If your child is struggling to understand the Coronavirus; a book has been released to help. It has been illustrated by Axel Shaeffer, who illustrated The Gruffalo books. I suggest you read the book first and then decide whether to share with your children. It may help them understand this situation and why certain rules, like schools closing, are in place. Click here to access the book.

A free information book explaining coronavirus to children is ...



Enjoy drawing? Do you want to improve your skills or simply want to have some fun with drawing? If so then click here. Rob Biddulph is a children's author and illustrator and DrawWithRob is a series of twice-weekly draw-along videos designed to help children improve their drawing techniques. Enjoy!



Week beginning 6.4.2020 -  HOLY WEEK

What is Holy Week? The Holy Week is the week before Jesus's death and resurrection. Its aim is to recognise the events leading up to Jesus's death. During this week, Christians will reflect on the sacrifices and passion of Jesus Christ, who died to give all Christians new life. To understand more; read the power point presentation by clicking here.

It would be lovely for you to create some craft work reflecting on the events within Holy Week. A Holy Week calendar is a good way to recognise what happened on each day and is easy to make. You can use either card or paper and add your own drawings and information to the calendar. Some examples are below and don't forget to email me your craft work so I can display them here on our class page!

Holy Week | Children Craft Activities & Craft Ideas | Baker RossEaster has always been a special holiday but I got so much more ...



Hello Year 5.  For independent learning and games, we recommend using Classroom Secrets Kids (Click here). Packed with fun and engaging Year 5 content, this online learning platform will guarantee to keep you learning independently. You can set up your own log in for free or please contact me on and I will forward on your login details.


Thank you

Miss Gold



Good morning Year 5 :-)

Have you seen any rainbows in windows when you are out and about? Maybe you have created one already? Rainbow pictures have been created to cheer up passers by and to remind us all to stay positive during this testing time. 

You can make your own rainbow picture and be as creative as you like! Use pens, crayons, paints or anything you have to make one. Please email your rainbow creations to and I will display them here on our class page. 

Take care of yourselves and your family, missing you all. 


Miss Gold   

Coronavirus: Rainbow pictures springing up across the country ...



Hello Year 5 -  I hope you are all doing okay!

For anyone who did not receive a copy of the Year 5 Home Learning Pack please click here.  Parents and carers that wish to receive the answer booklet and guidance for the pack please email me on


For some practical ideas at home please click here.

Daily, from 11am, David Walliams releases a free audio story which can be accessed here. 

                                         The World's Worst Children 

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me.


Thank you,

Miss Gold  ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


Hello Year 5 - You can now email me should you have any questions (or just want to say hello!) on


Here are some more useful links for you:-


Click here for P.E with Joe.  - Start your day with a P.E lesson delivered by Joe Wicks! This is a free workout aimed at children live on his youtube channel - P.E with Joe is every Monday to Friday from 9am.


Click here for The Maths Factor - A free Maths resource set up by Carol Vorderman which is matched to the National Curriculum. 

                                    Carol Vorderman's The Maths Factor online maths school now free ...              ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


23.3.2020. Good morning Year 5! I hope you are all well and settling into a routine at home. Please use your home learning packs that you took home last week. This class page will also be updated regularly to help you get the best out of your learning at home. 


If you scroll down the class page, you will find a list of USEFUL WEBSITES that will help to support your Numeracy, Literacy, Reading and Science learning. 


Some other websites which will be useful (and fun!) for you are:-


Click here for mathshed

Click here for spellingshed

(The above websites have a 14 day free trial).


Edinburgh Zoo  -  See the live action of the animals at Edinburgh Zoo!


Live History lesson from a secret WWII Bunker in Liverpool  -  Log in Wednesday 25th March at 1pm. 


Stay safe. 

Miss Gold


Coronavirus update

We are receiving daily information from the government about this problem and we are following all the advice to safeguard the health of our whole community, including pupils and staff.   If you have any queries please contact the school. 


Thank you for your cooperation.


Please click the link below to view a copy of the Year 5 overview for Spring 2. 

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See above to make links between fractions, decimals and percentages! :-)


This week (week beginning 2nd March 2020) we have been exploring and understanding more about equivalent fractions. Check out the video above to help support your understanding further.

SCIENCE - Properties and changes of Materials.

Year 5 pupils enjoyed stretching their knowledge and understanding of materials by focusing on separating materials. They had to use a range of equipment (not their hands!) to separate rice and sugar, sand and water, stones and paperclips / iron filings and oil and water. They had to work as part of a team, using scientific vocabulary, to decide how to do this effectively so that all materials were fully separated. Children could choose filter paper, magnets, sieving or de-cantering to achieve the desired results. Fantastic team work and effort by all - well done Year 5!  

Who were the Anglo-Saxons? The Anglo-Saxons were a group of farmer-warriors who lived in Britain thousands of years ago. Made up of three tribes who came over from Europe, they were called the Angle, Saxon, and Jute tribes. The two largest were the Angle and Saxon, which is how we've come to know them as the Anglo-Saxons today. Watch the video above to discover more.

P.E and swimming - SPRING TERM.

Please note that swimming for Year 5 is every Friday. Children are to bring their swimming kits to school every Friday morning.

Our normal P.E sessions within school will now be on Monday morning's (instead of Tuesday afternoon) to accommodate Year 5 and 6's R.E sessions on Baptism and Confirmation. Pupils must ensure their P.E kits stay in school unless otherwise advised.

Thank you.

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas Freeze Frames.

Working in small groups, the children created a moment that shows the action in our focus narrative frozen in time, as if the pause button has been pressed. This allowed them to think about what is going on for each of the characters in the frame, and to consider what is happening from different points of view.

Parents, please take the time to read the important message on the home school page regarding an App named "UNICO LIVE". West Midlands Police forwarded a message on the 03/12/19 stating that there is some inappropriate content on the platform and parents must be vigilant should their children have access to this app. Thank you.

The Museum of Cannock Chase - Thursday 14th November 2019.  The children had a fabulous day learning more about World War II and experiencing first hand what it might have been like to live throughout wartime Britain. An ARP (Air Raid Precaution) warden guided us through a full day of memories, sights and sounds of this particular time period. Highlights of the day were to dress up and role play in 1940's clothing and experiencing a mock air raid and blackout - Year 5 listened for the siren and ran for shelter as fast as they could! 


Children, please learn the lyrics to the song above for our class assembly. Thank you.

UNITED NATIONS DAY! Year 5 proudly showed off their national dress / country of origin on Thursday 24th October 2019. On this date in 1945, 51 countries came together to create the United Nations, or the U.N. Its purpose was to promote peace and cooperation around the world and the event was to be observed by all member countries. United Nations Day continues to be celebrated globally, as part of United Nations Week.


Please see below a list of useful websites which can help to support learning. These websites are geared towards Numeracy, Literacy, Reading and Science. The list will be updated regularly so keep a look out for new websites that may be useful. - Maths support - well designed and good fun with lots of interactive resources - All the Year 5 Maths objectives in one place! Games and activities to support learning. - packed with games, comics, reading tools and more that are all geared towards being just as entertaining as they are useful for learning. - targeted learning according to age and skill level. - Maths learning programme used by more than 30 Million children for fun Numeracy practice.  All things Science! providing multiple types of teaching exercises that range from videos and PowerPoints, to tests and easy-to-read articles. - provides fun experiments and exercises that will teach children how to research and think scientifically.   - helps children harness the creativity of writing and design. Children are encouraged to design their own newspapers, flyers, or even brochures with tools for writing and image placement. - safe search engine for children. - created to provide a visual resource for helping children learn even the trickiest equations. It also tests them on their tables to make sure they're secure, thanks to an interactive “drag” system that they control. - Nat Geo Kids uses lots of fun games, interesting videos, puzzles and cool photos to make the world feel like a smaller, exciting place.


As an additional support tool for leanring, the CGP Year 5 (Key Stage 2) books for Maths Reading, Spelling & Grammar may be useful. 'The Study Book' in particular is very informative on how to work through problems with a step by step approach.

PRIME NUMBERS...Take a look at the video above to help consolidate your understanding of prime numbers and how they link to factors. 

FACTORS.. what are they? Take a look above to help with your understanding. 

Year 5 visited Shree Geeta Bhawan Hindu Temple this morning (Thursday 2nd October). Children took in the colouful sights around the temple, learnt about the many different deities of worship and got to experience a Hindu prayer in practice. Pupils received many Dojo points for their impeccable behaviour throughout the morning. Well done Year 5!

On Friday 13th September, our Key Stage 2 children took part in an overnight experience at school to gain an understanding of what it is like to sleep rough. Our Year 3 and 4's were in an overnight shelter (school hall) whilst Years 5 and 6 slept outside in cardboard shelters they put together themselves. This has been a significant event which links with this term's topic on Dignity of the Human Person and has underpinned many of our thought provoking discussions around Homelessness and other social issues.



Year 5 have been learning about the circulatory system and the different components that make up our blood. Ask your child to tell you what the functions of the following are:-





We made blood smoothie's to represent the different components.


Children enjoyed learning how their heart rates can increase or decrease depending on the physical activity they partake in. Year 5 carried out a series of fair tests and checked their pulse within a given time frame to see what the impact of the activities had on their heart rates.  


Rationing was a means of ensuring the fair distribution of food and commodities when they were scarce. It began after the start of WW2 with petrol and later included other goods such as butter, sugar and bacon. Eventually, most foods were covered by the rationing system with the exception of fruit and vegetables.


John Allpress was evacuated with his school during the World War 2. He was 10 years old. Here he shares his experiences as an evacuee.


British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain gave this speech to the House of Commons on September 3rd, 1939, just hours after Hitler's troops had invaded Poland.

Chamberlain and others had spent years negotiating with Hitler in order to prevent another war in Europe, two decades after the Great War in which an entire generation of young men had been wiped out.


Year 5's have kick-started their Literacy lessons this academic year by immersing themselves in Poetry Literature. They have been studying a wide range of poetic styles and identifying the many different features that make for an exciting poem. WWII poetry has been a large focus area, making cross-curricular links with our History topic. The children of Year 5 did an excellent job of performing class poems in small groups to the  rest of the class. Well done Year 5!