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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5

Hello again Year 5 – Miss Timms and I enjoyed speaking to you and your families last week and we hope you carry on having a good week this week.

Home Learning this week will be:

Times Tables Rockstars (as well as practising please complete a Soundcheck if possible)

Arithmetic Test 4 Are your scores improving? They should be! Practise any questions you’re not sure of, you could be getting full marks! or are good websites if you’ve forgotten any processes.

I have enclosed a Time worksheet. Hopefully you are all getting good at telling the time now – if not, keep practising please: it can be tricky!


You Tube: volcanoes for kids

Watch a video and read the information about volcanoes. Your comprehension from last week might help you too – and write an explanation text about it. I have included an example of one too. I would like your explanation to have:

• A Title
• Opening paragraph
• Chronological order with time conjunctions
• Present tense
• Impersonal tone
• Technical vocabulary
• Diagrams / illustrations
• Cause and effect conjunctions (because of this, so, even, consequently etc.)
• Final paragraph

Remember to write carefully – you may want to plan this first and re-write it to ensure it is a quality piece of work. You may write this on the computer if you wish or by hand.

Do some art work based on volcanoes – a painting / collage/ model. (Mentos and Coke are a good combination to try – outside – to re-enact a volcano’s eruption or vinegar and baking soda!).

Carry on reading please. Comprehension also attached. I have also enclosed the answers so you can see how you did.

Spellings: This is part of our ‘silent letter’ learning but is also revision from Year ¾ with ch making ‘c’ sound.

ache anchor archaeology architect chaos character characteristic charisma chemical chemist chlorine choir chord chorus Christian Christmas echo loch mechanical melancholy monarch orchestra orchid psychic scheme stomach technical technique technology

Learn the rule and see if you can choose ten of these to spell. Make sure you know the meaning of the words.

EXT: Can you find anymore examples?

Good luck with the work this week. Next week is half term so there will be no work set. Have fun and fingers crossed you’ll be back in before July!


Year 5 Team

Stuck for ideas on supporting your children with spellings? Have a look at the ideas and apps that are recommended by Hertfordshire specialist teachers in the PDF titled “Supporting your child with spellings”. Children of NHS workers can also access free accounts on the TTRS (Touch Type Read and Spell) program during school closure. This is a dyslexia friendly touch typing program that simultaneously overlearns spellings (only uses real words) and gradually introduces typing short sentences. You would need to contact them directly to organise this. (BBC do their own touch typing programme which is free but this is not linked with spellings.)


Parents, please see following links for safe use of the internet for parents and carers.
• Internet matters – for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
• London Grid for Learning – for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
• Net-aware – for support for parents and careers from the NSPCC
• Parent info – for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
• Thinkuknow – for advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online
• UK Safer Internet Centre – advice for parents and carers


The class teachers are:

  • Miss Timms and Mrs Austin 
  • Mrs Kenyon