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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5


Hello Year 5

I can’t believe that it’s the end of the school year and yet none of you have been with your classmates or teacher since March: crazy! Miss Timms and I hope that you have a great summer holiday and hope that you can get out and see some of your friends and family along the way. It would be great if you could keep up your reading and times tables over the summer so all of your hard work doesn’t go to waste.

Take care, stay safe and keep smiling – we can’t wait to see you in September and I know that your new teachers are looking forward to meeting you all. They are very lucky to have such fabulous classes to teach next year.



As always you have an arithmetic test for you to practise your skills, we do hope you’re enjoying going through these. You should be aiming to do these in 30 minutes but don’t worry if you need longer. It’s Test 11 this week, the answers are there for you too to mark your work. Good luck! Please practise any questions that you get wrong so you know for next time.


We have planned Translation for this week. There is a power point and worksheet for you to look at.

Please keep up with Times Tables Rockstars too, remember that you should be completing a Soundcheck weekly as part of your work. Well done to those who have done this.


Spellings are on-going, please keep practising previous words too as you’ll need them in Year 6. Make sure you know what they mean and can use them in a sentence correctly. Remember to use the root word to help you learn to spell them as well as our own idea eg. for necessary I remember one collar, two socks for the c and s.

necessary neighbour nuisance occupy occur opportunity parliament persuade physical privilege


Your comprehension is all about the NHS this week, have you been clapping for them? There are answers too for you to mark your work.

An extension for this could be to make your own thank you card for them.



We have again mixed RE with English. This week you are looking at the Passover and the Easter story and thinking about the themes of both of these.

An extension for this could be to draw a story board of both stories or create some art that links with these stories.

Take care and have a good break.

All the 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