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Year 5

Updated 19.1.21

...Welcome to Year 5...

Welcome back to online learning!


Following the government announcement (4.1.21) that all schools must return to online learning we unfortunately find ourselves back in the situation we were in the Spring term of last year.

Overwhelmingly, the feedback from the last time was that the way Manadon arranged our online learning was very positive and that it worked for the vast majority of our pupils. Because of this, we will be placing a block of learning at a time on to each year group page, ready for Monday. This should be completed by all children across the course of the week.

One area that arose from feedback was the wish to have some contact with class teachers and classmates. To enable this we are going to host a 20-30 minute Zoom call each week so that we can all see each other. There will not be any formal lesson teaching during this time.


If you have any immediate concerns or questions, please feel free to contact us via e-mail (see below). We will endeavour to reply as soon as possible but we are teaching the key worker children and may not get back to you straight away.


If you need any assistance with resources, please get in contact with us and we will do all that we can to assist.  This could be through providing notebooks or printing resources.


Stay safe and best wishes.

Microsoft Teams & Times Table Rockstars


Your school and your password will allow you to access Teams. If you do not know your username and password for Teams of TTRS then please email Mr Williams (


A teacher will be live online between 2PM and 3PM each day to answer questions or talk through work.  On Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday it will be Mr Williams.  Mr Williams is happy to communicate through text chat or through video chat.


All the school work/learning can be found on the website so there is no need to worry if you cannot access Teams yet.


Furthermore, each day there will be a short video update posted on the website letting you know what to do.


Take care


Mr Williams

ZOOM Class Meetings


The Zoom meetings will be on Thursdays.  11.30 for 5H and 12.00 for 5W.

Details will be posted later in the week.


This weeks task to have ready for the Zoom call is related to Monday's art lesson

You have to draw a picture of someone's face in your class.


Zoom meetings 21st January

PE at Home

With the weather being wet and cold, it can be hard to find the space and conditions to do PE from home.  Panathlon have some nice ideas for sport you can do in the house.


Attached below are all the sheets for the times table programme.  I will outline which week we are on in the planning.  I am unable to separate the document as it is provided as a PDF but it will allow you to print off the sheet you want.


I have added a document with resources you might want to get hold of if you want to do the experiments next week.  They are not essential but will definitely help and we will be doing them at school.


From January, PE will be on Mondays and Tuesdays.  These are the 2 days that children will need to be in their PE kit.  We have changed to Monday as we have Plymouth Argyle specialist coaches coming to do some work with us on that afternoon.

(This day is likely to change again in the Summer.)


Week beginning 18th January 2021


Year 5 Christmas Video

We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Spellings Week Beginning 7th December

Welcome to year 5 presentation - the children will have seen this at school

General Information


Welcome to the Year 5 page. 


Your teachers in Year 5 are Mr Williams and Mrs Harden. Mrs Taylor is our teaching assistant and supports children with their learning across both classes.

If you wish to contact us then please feel free to e-mail, ring or catch us on the playground after school.

It has been a very different year with a great many challenges already and we will strive to make the return to school as smooth as possible, whilst doing all we can to support the children.  There will be parts of the curriculum that have been missed, but you do not need to worry, as we will incorporate these into the teaching over the coming months.  If you have any worries about any particular parts of the curriculum missed please feel free to contact us and talk with us.


Thank you,


The Year 5 Team smiley

Mr Williams, Mrs Harden and Mrs Taylor 


Home learning

  • The children will be given spellings based around the expectations of their year group each Monday. They will have a suitable number based upon their ability level.  They will be tested on the Friday.
  • The children are expected to read regularly (at least 3 times) throughout the week, with parental completion of the reading record. This should indicate when and how much the children have read. It would also be helpful to include a very brief comment on any problems or successes from the activity.
  • English homework is set on a Monday for both classes and is due in on Wednesday.
  • Maths homework is set on a Wednesday for both classes. It is due in on Friday.
  • Our expectation is that the children should be able to complete their homework on their own and should take approximately 30 minutes to complete.  If they do not complete the homework at home then there will be homework clubs run on Wednesday and Friday lunchtimes in order for them to complete it. 


PE Kit and days

  • Tuesday (5H and 5W) & Wednesday (5h and 5W) the children should come to school in their PE kit.
  • Long sleeved plain BLUE sports top, white shorts, BLUE/dark socks, trainers. Please bring suitable clothing for the weather conditions as we will be outside in all weather types.  This may mean bringing a spare uniform if the weather is predicted to be wet.  If it is cold the children can wear a plain tracksuit.  Please do not wear plimsolls or slip on shoes as these are not safe for sports.



Planning Days (PPA)

  • Mrs Mitchell and Mrs Cowin cover Year 5 every other Thursday. During these sessions the children are taught PHSE, French, RE and yoga as well as Maths and literacy skills.

Year 5 Term overview


  • Autumn Term 1 and 2: We are Space Explorer and Totally Urban


  • Spring Term 1 and 2: Vicious Vikings


  • Summer Terms 1: The Circle of Life - Lifecycles of plants and animals
  • Summer Terms 2: Changing Me - Puberty and body changes

No Nonsense Grammar Tool Kit



Current learning


Multiplication and Division

  • Multiply and divide numbers mentally drawing upon known facts.
  • Multiply numbers up to 4 digits by a one or two digit number using a formal written method, including long multiplication for 2 digit numbers.
  • Divide numbers up to 4 digits by a 1 digit number using the formal written method of short division and interpret remainders appropriately for the context.
  • Solve problems involving addition and subtraction, multiplication and division and a combination of these, including understanding the use of the equals sign.




  • Compare and order fractions whose denominators are multiples of the same number.
  • Identify, name and write equivalent fractions of a given fraction, represented visually including tenths and hundredths.
  • Recognise mixed numbers and improper fractions and convert from one form to the other and write mathematical statements.
  • Add and subtract fractions with the same denominator and denominators that are multiples of the same number.
  • Multiply proper fractions and mixed numbers by whole numbers, supported by materials and
  •  Read and write decimal numbers as fractions.
  • Solve problems involving multiplication and division, including scaling by simple fractions and problems involving simple rates.


In Year 5, the expectations in maths have changed significantly. ALL children are expected to know their times tables, up to 12x12, by heart and with instant recall, by the end of Year 4. The new curriculum focuses heavily on calculation strategies, particularly for multiplication and division, so it is essential that the children work at learning these at home. They are a key skill which they will use throughout their lives.


We are having a huge push on our times tables at the moment as it forms a key part of what we must know to move forwards in our learning. We would really appreciate any help with the learning of this key skill please. If you need some help with suggestions, please see the resources below or come and ask one of the team for some support.


RE in Year 5

We study both Christianity and Buddhism in Year 5.