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Year 5

Times Tables 


Here are some alternative times table resources that you can access from home if you would like to try something different other than Times Table Rockstars!blush

To log in to Collins Connect: 

Username: parents@harpercollins.co.uk

Password: Parents20! 


*This website also gives access to 'Music Express' with lots of great songs and activities. Please enter the password directly when logging in rather than copy/paste as it won’t accept this.




Lucy's in Lockdown

Real PE at Home – Online Learning Resources


Real PE at home includes an online programme which supports families to be active, play and learn together. It includes a programme specifically for children in Early Years and Key Stage 1 with 12 themes, 6 areas, over 250 activities and challenges and 1000s of hours of fun and activity. This programme is great for family play and fun.


It also includes a programme for children in Key Stage 2, with daily and weekly guidance provided for both programmes in addition to an option to choose your own themes and activities.


There are so many benefits to being active, not only to our physical wellbeing but also to our emotional and mental health, especially in such testing times for all of us. We hope that the ideas help support you and your family to stay fit and healthy in the coming months.


Here are the details to access Real PE at home:
Parent email: parent@strettonst-1.com
Password: strettonst


The web address is: 

Look out for details of the St Matt's Easter Competition in NEWS & EVENTS on Friday 3rd April ... different categories to choose from and entries welcome from all family members and friends!

27.3.20 - All future home learning can be found in the 'Year 5 Home Learning' area at the top of this page smiley

Bumble Bee Project


The Plight of the Bumblebees

Here are some resources about a bumble bee project that you might want to complete whilst at home.


Y5/6 spelling list and ideas



Good morning Class 5. Apparently, Mrs Smith has been telling jokes on her class page. If you know any jokes, please email school and we will feature them on here for you. A video of you telling the joke would be a great addition to our class page.


We hope you have had a good week at home and have adapted to our new circumstances. I (Mrs Pawson) have been busy sorting out my children with their school work and we’ve been going out for a walk, cycle or scoot every day. Have you managed to fit in exercise every day? We have also been doing Joe Wicks but we will be trying TedFit next week. If you could give us a shout out Teddy- that would be great. Also, my children have been enjoying creating Stop Motion videos. We downloaded an app called Stop Motion. Have a go and send it in for us to see.


Work for today:

English- Before school closed you were preparing to write a report about Anglo-Saxons. We’d like you to continue with your research and write your report. You can write this in your book and take a photograph for our class page (just email it in and we’ve got a new page to feature all of our work). You can also add some illustrations to your report. You don’t need to finish this task today but make sure you have completed it before our next writing challenge (which will be next Friday).

Reading- Make sure you spend 30 minutes reading. There are lots of books on Active Learn.

Maths- Continue working on your booklet. Make sure you log into TT Rockstars. We are ready to be challenged.  



Anyway take care and have a peaceful weekend.


Mrs Pawson and Mrs McClellan



Good morning Class 5. Can you to think of 3 good things that happened yesterday? 


Work for today:

English- See the links below for a grammar activity on modal verbs.

Reading- Make sure you spend 30 minutes reading. There are lots of books on Active Learn.

Maths- Continue working on your booklet (if you haven't seen it look at the links for yesterday). Spend 20-30 minutes on TT Rockstars. 


PS- have a good look through all of the links on the class page.



Hello and good morning Class 5. 


Today we'll be giving you a maths booklet to download. You don't need to complete all of it in one day but do 20-30 minutes a day and you'll get through it all. The answers are the last page. Complete your work and then mark it. Remember to go over your mistakes, like you would in class, and correct them. Don't just write down the correct answer.


Jobs for today:


Reading. Why don't you try some of the spelling and grammar games on Active Learn afterwards.


Maths. Complete a section of your booklet. You could use TT Rockstars as your warm up.

Challenge: We've added a few maths games to Purple Mash for you to try.


E-safety. There is a quiz on Purple Mash for everyone to complete.


Hello I hope you all had a good Monday and managed to access all of your work. 


Your tasks today:

Complete the activity shown below on Purple Mash. Use the links on the class page to help you find out more information.



Challenge: Play the other Anglo-Saxon games I've added to your 2do list.


Spend 30 minutes reading.

Spend 30 minutes on TT Rockstars. 



Good morning Class 5. We hope you have all had a quiet and peaceful weekend. Remember to create a time table for today so that you stay motivated. We'll be adding more links of interesting and fun things to do as we find them.


Jobs for today:

Spelling activity (see below)

30 minutes on Times Table Rockstars

30 minutes on Active Learn (reading) 

Spelling activity 23.3.20

Dear Class 5,


We have produced a wealth of wonderful learning activities and opportunities for you to enjoy whilst you are at home. Each day, different activities will be uploaded for you to complete. Please keep checking this page for updates! 


In addition, there are a great deal of other projects, activities and games for you to access!


Purple Mash- We’ve added lots of things on your 2do list. When you hand in your work please leave a message to let us know how you have found it.

Active Learn- Please read for at least 30 minutes per day. Please remember to answer the comprehension questions once you have finished the books! We’ve also added lots of spelling, grammar and punctuation games.

Times Table Rockstars- Please spend 30 minutes going over these. We’d like you to challenge yourself to improve your time. Please challenge us too!

Links on the class page- Each subject has a wide range of links for you to follow. We will continually adding to these.



Mrs McClellan and Mrs Pawson


Ideas to support your Year 5 child:

• Read lots of different types of texts and discuss them

• Estimate the area and perimeter of the rooms in your house

• Write a story including direct speech and parenthesis

• Create different fractions using everyday objects, then record and compare them

• Recap specific grammatical terminology

• Practise multiplying 4 digit numbers by 1 or 2 digit numbers

• Practise dividing 4 digit numbers by a 1 digit numbers

• Read, write, order and compare decimals, for example money

• Practise spellings from the Y5/6 word list and put them in sentences



Hello Class 5, Mrs Pawson here. I just wanted to remind you to think about everything you have learnt during your e-safety lessons. Whilst you are at home, you will probably be using the internet and devices a lot more. Every week, I'll be putting a challenge on Purple Mash for the whole school to take part in. 


Remember to talk to a trusted adult if you are worried about anything. 


Follow the link to the E-safety page to find more information. 



I hope you are keeping well at home.


Tomorrow morning, between 08:00 and 08:30, your class teacher will be letting you know more about what activities they have planned for you for the day. 


Please be patient because sometimes, when lots of people are using our school website, it's hard to upload things.  So even if you can't see anything by 08:30 am, your teacher will be trying their best to put the information you need online.


I hope you enjoy the activities.  


Mrs Fryman

Welcome back

We hope you all had a very enjoyable Christmas and New Year.

PE and guitar will still take place on a Wednesday afternoon.

We are changing the day maths homework is given out. It will now be handed out on a Friday and has to be returned by the following Thursday. 

The Spring  Curriculum Newsletter has been uploaded to inform you of what is being taught this half term.


Mrs McClellan and Mrs Pawson


Hello Class 5!


Below are a few important things to know for this year:



In Year 5, you should be reading for a minimum of 30 minutes each day. Please record what you have read each evening in your diary.


Home Learning:

Homework will be on-going and will be sent home on a weekly basis.


  • ENGLISH - English comprehension and grammar homework will be sent home on a Tuesday and will be due no later than the following Monday.
  • MATHS - Maths homework will also be sent home on a Tuesday and will be due no later than the following Monday.
  • READING - Reading should be recorded each evening in your diaries.
  • TOPIC - There will be a topic homework every half term.
  • SPELLINGS - A spelling test will take place every Thursday. 



PE will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons this half term. However, please make sure you have your PE kit in school each day in the event that there are any last minute timetable changes...


Guitar Lessons:

As part of our Year 5 music curriculum, you will receive weekly guitar lessons. These will take place once a week. (Dates to be confirmed.) The guitars will be provided for you ... but you can use your own if you have one!


Guided Reading: This term we will be reading extracts from Goodnight Mr. Tom. Just to make you aware, if you are going to allow your child to read the whole book, there are some mature themes towards the end of the book. We will not be covering these in class.


Thank You


Mrs McClellan and Mrs Pawson

Topic Home Learning Spring 2 Due in Friday 27th March

Having fun using the Ipads

Bread making

We are writing a letter to the 'Kitchen Services Department' at Warrington Borough Council to ask them to stop the use of 'single-use' plastic straws and cartons in primary schools.


Paragraph 1

We are writing to ask you to .... 


Paragraph 2

We are asking you this because (.... explain what we know about plastic and

                                                         especially 'single-use' plastic)


Paragraph 3

We have calculated approximately how many plastic straws and cartons are

    used in one day in the UK for children's snacks in primary schools


We have calculated approximately how many plastic straws and cartons are 

            used in a school year  in the UK for children's snacks in 

            primary schools


Paragraph 4

What we would like the Kitchen Services to do (please)


Paragraph 5

 Recap why we are writing and what the benefit to the planet and environment

       would be

Plastic Waste

Plastic Waste

We are really enjoying learning about World War 2.

Topic Home Learning Autumn 2- due in 7th December