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Year 5

The suggested timings for the daily work timetable is only meant as a guide.  This is a suggested maximum time you should be expecting your child to undertake the activities we provide.  We are passionate and fully committed in supporting you to provide education for your children whilst they are off school during the current world events, and all of the activities we have provided are suggested. Above all, your child's happiness and well-being is the most important thing.  Use your judgement as a parent to decide what to ask your child to complete each day and if you want to do things in a slightly different way than is suggested - then feel free to get creative with the activities. 

During the day, we recommend that you focus on these activities.  We have added some suggested times to give you an idea about how long each activity should take. Teachers will be updating this page daily to support children to continue their learning at home. Further information for each of the daily activities can be found below. 








Times Tables



Active Time

Optional Fun Activities



15-30 mins

30-60 mins

15-30 mins

30-60 mins

30 mins

30 -60 mins


Class Dojo

Class Dojo is a place where teachers, parents and students can communicate.  It allows parents and children to ask the teachers questions if they are confused about something and for teachers to send out messages to the  whole class with ideas and support.  There are still several parents from both Sycamore and Walnut that have not yet signed up to this service.  I do not want you to feel pressured but it will allow you to contact us easily if you need anything or have any questions.

The login details can  be found in your child's new learning at home book.  If you are having trouble logging on please contact the school and we will help you get started.

Unfortunately you will  need to do this for each child as each  class has a separate dojo.  Please do not feel this means you have to follow the work we are providing.  Class Dojo is purely a way to keep in touch and for you to see any work  your child  has shared with us.  It is not a social  media site and so  you  will  not get bombarded with messages and  adverts.

Friday 5th June








Get someone to test you on your Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum or Diamond spellings. Let Mrs Tucker and Mrs Grattan know how you got on with the list you are on.









SPaG Starter



Answers are available once you have completed the starter in the document below.

Big Write- Diary Entry


Today is Big Write Day! Use the planning you did yesterday to write your diary entry. Write a diary entry as if you were living a day in the Ancient Egyptian times. Use the toolkit to help you to include the right features.  Aim to write for about 45 minutes and then spend 15 minutes re-reading and editing your work. READ WHAT YOU HAVE WRITTEN and not what you think you have written.



Times Tables




Recite your times tables by saying them in a whisper, in a funny voice, slowly and quickly.


From now on, you have been set a weekly challenge to complete 10 games on TT Rockstars. From this, we will be able to see top scorers in each class for number games completed (it may be more than 10), best accuracy and quickest speed. We will let you know the winners later on today.






Ancient Egyptian Challenges  


Click this link to find interactive challenges and activities using the Ancient Egyptian number system. 






Please see the ‘Generic Reading to do at home’ link on the ‘Home Learning March 2020’ page on the school website to choose a book for your daily reading.


You will be set a new Accelerated Reader target for this term. The current situation will be taken into consideration and targets will be made accordingly. If you want to adjust your target so it is more challenging, contact your teacher via Dojo.


Reading Challenge: Make a list of 5 two syllable words, 3 three syllable words and 2 four syllable words from your book.


Chapters of The Secret Garden (our Year 5 read) will continue to be uploaded, so make sure you keep up-to-date. Treat this like the last 15 minutes of the school day when we share our class read.


Active Time





Enjoy the Great Outdoors


Go for a walk or a bike ride with your family. You might like to make a note/ take pictures of any nature you notice on the way. There are lots of butterflies to look out for at the moment- how many different types can you find?


Afternoon Activities






See the PDF with Egyptian Gods to colour. Sometimes, it is nice just to sit in the sun (or inside) and colour in.  If you can’t print them, have a go at drawing them yourself. (Egyptian Gods Colouring PDF) 

Previous Learning
English Resources
Maths Resources

Supporting Your Child with Maths


If you are unsure of how to help your child to calculate the answers to their Maths questions, please take a look at our calculation policy for Year 5 below.

Other Resources