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St Thomas CE (VC) Primary School
Sherwood Avenue




01484 226557




Office hours:

8.00am - 4.00pm



Our school works closely with the other schools around us to provide additional opportunities for our children. To find out about who we work with, and what we do click here...

             Year 5 Homework


          Remote Learning Page

Dear Year 5/Parents/Carers,


Welcome to Year 5's Learning Page.  During this period of remote learning, daily work will be set on Seesaw, which is designed to function on any PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone.


Children can also use DB Primary via the Children's Pages on this website to find activities, post on the class forum and email other children or their teachers.


On this page we will give you some ideas of some extra activities you can do in and around the main work on your Seesaw page. These might be good if you have finished your work on Seesaw and want something else to do or of you want to have a break in between the activities your teacher has set. They are all based around not needing too much help from your parents or carers so you should be able to do them on your own! Scroll right down towards the bottom of the page for lots of extra ideas / weblinks, BUT DON'T FORGET - YOU CAN DO LOTS OF THINGS WITHOUT A SCREEN!  :-)


If you need any more support with your remote learning such as your log in details, please email your teacher at, or message us through your DB Primary Email. 


Thank you, Mr Sykes, Mrs Jones and Mr Power.



Weekly Homework


Each week Mrs Jones, Mr Sykes and Mr Power will set you homework tasks on the My Maths website.

You will always have an activity which you should be familiar with and one which will stretch you more!

The start of the first Summer half-terms; Maths completes 'Fractions' and then moves on to 'Decimals' (adding, subtracting, sequencing, plus multiplying them by 10, 100, and 1000). We looked at fractions and decimals in Year 4, so children should have a little bit of an understanding of what they are.




This link will take you to the White Rose Webpages, where you can see and try the activities being covered...


Fractions scheme of work:


Remember to log on to TT Rockstars and practise your x-tables

This website also has some good games to play.....


Also, don't forget that by the end of Year 4, all pupils should be able to recite their timetables up to 12x12. Continue to practice those tricky timetables so they can be recited quickly when required.  

Remote Learning


In school, we follow the White Rose scheme of Learning. We are continuing our Year 5 'Fractions and Decimals Unit'. Please see the white rose maths web-site for schemes of work and extra resources.



Mrs Jones, Mr Sykes and Mr Power will add extra MyMaths activities to match the work being completed in class. Do this each day to make sure you keep up with the work being completed in school.



Weekly Homework


A person who reads everyday gets better at it over time. Not surprisingly, daily readers also gain more enjoyment from it than those that read less often. It can even improve memory and critical thinking skills. Please read to yourself, read to a family member or listen to someone else read, but try to read as much as you can.


A full digital reading library is available on Oxford Owls. Our digital subscription has now begun so you can access many books from home (suitable for your childs reading level)! Passwords have been handed out to children, however,  if this is misplaced please email us for a new one. 


Remote Learning

Here are a list of activities that you could be getting on with based around the book you are reading.

- Write a character profile for the main character.

- Create a new front cover for the book.

- Change the ending.

- Create a story map of the story from start to finish.

- Can you break the story into its 5 stages e.g. opening, build up, problem, resolution, ending.

- Create a new character for the story and explain how they would fit in.  

- Write a new blurb in your own words.

- Write a word bank of verbs, adverbs, place prepositions and wow words that you coulduse in your own story writing.

- Write a book review that might encourage someone else to read the same book.

Based upon a book you have just read, share a  story about yourself that is related to an event or character that was in the book.

- From a book you have just read, select either an important object  or creature and create a user manual or a guide explaining how to care for it.

- Place yourself in the shoes of one of the characters you have just  read about and write a diary entry of a key moment from the  story.

-Have a go at drawing a map of one of  the places from the text you have just  read. See how much detail you can  include and be sure to discuss your map  with another reader so you can compare and add more if necessary.

-Using an iPad or a digital camera make faces of the  emotions the main characters would have gone through  in your book and take photos of them. 


Year 5 class reader - Summer 1 


Power Reading:


This half-term, our first class reader is .............................................., written by ..................


The title is self explanatory, but is there a reason for the journey? ...and will they make it? 


Also - is the story fiction or non-fiction?  All will be revealed during the first two weeks back.



Weekly Homework

Our spellings are: -

communicate, competition, conscience, conscious, dictionary, equipped, curiosity, definitely, harass, foreign. 

Using Look, Cover, Write, Check- try to learn these spellings


This website has some fun games to play too-

Why not try keeping a diary of your day? You could add pictures, drawings and write down what you've been doing and feeling. 







Please upload any work you complete onto the new Seesaw app.




Our Topic and other learning


Our topic this half term is 'The Mighty Mayans'.


During this fantastic topic, we will be learning many interesting geographical and historical facts about these ancient Meso-American people. We will look at the Mayan beliefs and cultures, learning the many things which they introduced to our world. This topic will involve investigating Mayan Artefacts, and sketching or making typical Mayan masks. 

ICT PowerPoint skills will be practiced, to link with this topic.


Y5;Sc; Animals including humans Describe the changes as humans develop to old age


Y5&6; Place & Locational knowledge Locate the world’s countries, looking at similarities and differences between different regions - the key human and physical characteristics.


Y5&6 DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY Improving their mastery of art and design techniques. We also hope to create Mayan sculptures or masks as part of the DT.


Y5 P.E. is Tennis, and will be on Thursdays, with Andy the tennis instructor.



- Take a look at, research and draw some Mayan Artefacts.

- Locate on a world map where the Mayans are from. 

- Can you locate on a world map all the different countries or cities around the Mayan region?

- Create a 3D Mayan city from cardboard - or even clay!

- What is fairtrade? Can you create a poster for fairtrade informing others of what it is?

- Write a story or poem about the Mayans, or a 'day in the life of a Mayan'.



There are tonnes of great websites that have games you can play that can support your learning this week, have a look at some….

Maths- Ordering numbers-

English- Punctuation-

Spellings- common exception words-

Computing- Learning to type-


Other useful links

(Joe Wicks):


Cosmic Yoga


Please upload any Maths, English and Topic work to our new Seesaw app.


For other lessons such as the morning or afternoon tasks, make sure these are 'bonus lessons' following completion of the core tasks. They don't need to be evidenced but feel free to share them with us. And don't forget that we can all chat on DB Primary.

















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