Year 5 2020 - 2021

Mrs Rothwell

Acting Deputy Headteacher

Year 5

Teacher: Mrs Rothwell

Teaching Assistant: Miss Raby, Mr Rainey


Home learning

Hello, I hope you are ok and behaving brilliantly for your family. I have planned some work for you so that you are keeping busy. Most of this work you will be able to do on your own but for some of it you will need an adult. Remember that when you bring your books back to me I want to be amazed at the work you have done I want you to “blow my socks off!” I expect you to have done your best handwriting and to use all the punctuation you have learned so far. I am missing you and can’t wait to see you again. Stay safe. Love from Mrs Rothwell.

A gorgeous YouTube video called "God Loves You" – hope you enjoy it -  - remember you are unique and you are loved by God and all of us at St Mary's xx

Rossendale Virtual Mile

This week should have been one of Rossendale's biggest events of the year, which normally attracts over 500 pupils: the Primary School Cross Country Championships.

Rossendale Leisure Trust are therefore launching the ‘Rossendale Virtual Mile’ from 18th May-29th May and would love for you and your family to get involved! This is a Rossendale-wide, mass-participation event that anyone of any age or ability can take part in (yes that’s right, we encourage teachers and parents to get involved too!).

Throughout the two weeks, they are encouraging everyone to get out and run/walk (wheelchair users encouraged) a mile, whilst maintaining social distancing, and send in your best time. Everyone that enters will receive a certificate. The schools with the most entries (primary and secondary) will be crowned the overall winners.

See the file - Rossendale Virtual Mile for more details and the following link to enter -




                          Reading with Lancashire Libraries

Lancashire Libraries are offering free Ebooks and audio books once you sign up as a member (also free!)

Week Commencing Monday 18th May:

Look at the flies to download - there are 2 options to chose from:

1) Electronic version with weblinks.

2) Paper version if you don't have full access to the internet.

Other Links:  - are doing daily lessons.  Click in your year group.  - lessons being taught by teachers - see the file OAK NATIONAL ACADEMY WEEK 1.

Everyday Activities That Count as Learning Year 5/6.

  1. Cooking and baking (with adult supervision)
  2. Meal planning – write a shopping list
  3. Budgeting – working out the cost of the shopping
  4. Checking the weather forecast
  5. Building with Lego
  6. Playing card games
  7. Playing board games
  8. Playing dominoes
  9. Doing puzzles
  10. Listening to music
  11. Reading
  12. Colouring and drawing
  13. Listening to podcasts or audiobooks
  14. Writing letters or emails
  15. Taking a walk
  16. Cleaning and doing chores
  17. Learn a song in sign language (You Tube has lots)
  18. Using the washing machine
  19. Weed the garden
  20. Learn to iron (with adult supervision)



Learning Challenge

This term's learning challenge focus this term is 'The Vikings' which is covered through various cross-curricular subjects this Autumn term.  We shall be learning about materials, specifically looking at their materials and using scientific vocabualry.


Linking to the topic of 'The Vikings', we shall be using a class novel as our reading and writing stimulus this term.  The book is 'Viking Boy' (by Tony Bradman) where we shall be looking at a range of writing genres (both fiction and non-fiction). We will be enhancing reading skills as well as writin a recount and a newspaper report based on the text we read.


For our Numeracy topics this term, we are focusing on 'Number' where we are adding and subtracting up to 100,000 including decimals. We will also be using the four different operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to complete word problems.

As always, we will be practicing and developing secure knowledge of our time tables using TT Rockstars.  Your child can use their school login details with the link below to practice their time tables at home:

TT Rockstars - Multiplication login page


Homework is set every Wednesdsay and is due in every Monday.  The half termly homework challenege is to create a 3-D model of a Viking ship. 

Autumn 1 Homework Challenge

In addition to homework, using the link below, your child can use their Purple Mash login details to complete and addition subject challenges of their choice using the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) or any challenges a teacher has set on Purple Mash:

Purple Mash login page

Reading Books

Reading books are changed on a continual basis, as and when your cild finsihes their book, however we do ask that children change their books weekly.  The teaching staff will assist your child in changing the reading book to the correct level of challenge for their reading ability. It is important for children to read on a regular basis as it will enhance their learning in other areas of the curriculum.

P.E and Swimming Kits

Finally, please ensure that your child has a P.E kit in school for the half term and P.E will take place every Tuesday afternoon in Year 5, with a focus on Athletics this half term. 

The P.E kit should consist of a plain white t-shirt, black shorts and black pumps.

Electronic home learning

Year 5 Maths:


Timestables Rockstars:

Purple Mash:




Files to Download

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