Year 5

Welcome to our Year 5 Classes

Ms France, Mrs. Golding, Mrs. Rothwell and Mrs. Shewan would like to welcome the children to Year 5. To help your child get themselves into a routine we would be grateful if you can make sure they are aware of what they need to bring into school each day.

Our teaching assistants for this year are Mrs. Binns and Mrs. Waywell.


Joke Book

30th March

Hello boys and girls in Year 5.

We feel we are all in need of a big ‘morale boost’, so we would like all of you to email us your ‘favourite’ joke.

Once they are all in, we will compile a joke book, which we will email back to you for you to enjoy.

Then, we would like you to vote (by email) for your ‘Top 3’ best jokes and we will let you know the results.

Thinking of you all.
Mrs Rothwell, Ms France, Mrs Golding & Mrs Shewan

Please email


Home Learning

Week 2

Hamilton Maths & English

30th March

Wk2_Day1_Decimals-Multiply and divide by 10, 100 and 1000

Wk2_Day2_Decimals-Rounding to the nearest tenth and whole

Wk2_Day3_Use equivalence to compare and order fractions

Wk2_Day4_Find unit fractions of amounts

Wk2_Day5_Find non-unit fractions of amounts


Year 5 Day 6

Year 5 Day 7

Year 5 Day 8

Year 5 Day 9

Year 5 Day 10



Pray for the World with Pope Francis

The month, in his monthly video, the Holy Father calls for us to pray for the world in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Let us all pray together for the sick, for the people who are suffering. We seek refuge under your protection, O Holy Mother of God. Do not despise our pleas — we who are put to the test — and deliver us from every danger. O glorious and blessed Virgin. I thank all Christians, all the men and women of good will who pray at this moment, in unison, whichever religious tradition they belong to.”

On Friday 27 March at 5pm UK time (6pm Rome), the Pope will pray on the steps of St Peter’s basilica. Although the square will be empty, there will be a period of Adoration and readings from Scripture. At the end of the service, the Holy Father will impart his Urbi et Orbi blessing and will offer a Plenary indulgence for the COVID-19 pandemic.

Click here for the Vatican YouTube Channel.


Art Home Learning

Here’s a link to the website of author and illustrator Rob Biddulph. He is posting regular short video clips which will talk you through how to draw a range of wonderful things. Why not have a go at unleashing your creative side!


Home Learning

Hamilton weekly maths and literacy

Week 1 Literacy

Year 5 Day 1

Year 5 Day 2

Year 5 Day 3

Year 5 Day 4

Year 5 Day 5


Week 1 Maths

Wk1_Day1_Mental addition and subtraction strategies

Wk1_Day2_Written (vertical) subtraction-decomposition

Wk1_Day3_Counting up to subtract-solve subtraction problems

Wk1_Day4_Column addition of decimals


Week 2 Maths

Wk2_Day1_Decimals-Multiply and divide by 10, 100 and 1000

Wk2_Day2_Decimals-Rounding to the nearest tenth and whole

Wk2_Day3_Use equivalence to compare and order fractions

Wk2_Day4_Find unit fractions of amounts

Wk2_Day5_Find non-unit fractions of amounts




Assessment Spreadsheet

Test A

Test B


Spring Themed Maths Activity Booklet


Year 5 Spring Themed Maths Activity Booklet


Other worksheets


Times Table Games

Year 5 Maths 1 Differentiated Activity Mat

Year 5 Maths 2 Differentiated Activity Mat

Year 5 Maths 3 Differentiated Activity Mat

Year 5 Maths 4 Differentiated Activity Mat

Year 5 Maths 5 Differentiated Activity Mat

Year 5 Maths 6 Differentiated Activity Mat

Year 5 Maths Revision Practice Booklet




Practice Writing Task Activity Mat Pack

Task 1 Advertise Your Town

Task 2 The Ascent

Task 3 Film Review

Task 4 Letter to Your MP

Task 5 Continue the Story

Task 6 The Titanic

Task 7 The Supermarket

Task 8 Classroom Conundrum

Task 9 Ancient Myths

Task 10 A First Visit


Properties and Changes of Materials Pack

Chemical Creations Home Learning Task

Materials and Properties Home Learning Task



Reading 3 Revisions Activity Mat Pack


Fiction Revision Mat

Non Fiction Revision Mat

Poetry Revision Mat

Reading Revision Mat Guidance


Reading tests

Term 1






Term 2

Term 2 Reading Assessment Answer Booklet

Term 2 Reading Assessment Booklet Marking Scheme

Term 2 Reading Assessment Booklet

Term 2 Reading Assessment Spreadsheet


Term 3
















Other worksheets





Year 5 Reading Assessment Spreadsheet



Reading Assessment Overview


Weekly project folders

Week-1-Learning-Project-Y5_6 (1)








Other worksheets

The Mystery of The Missing Lance St. Georges Day Maths Mystery Game

Year 5 Home Learning Pack

Year 5 Home Learning Pack Guidance and Answers

Year 5 Practical Ideas


Useful websites

KS2:     (your child has a login and password)


Suitable for all:    (your child has a login and password)      (your child has a login and password)     (your child has a login and password)




Year 5 Only – Marking World Book Day on 3rd March

21st February

Due to the Year 5 Halle trip on World Book Day (5th March when school are marking the day), Year 5 only will be marking World Book day on Tuesday 3rd March instead (first week back).

Over the holiday can your child choose a book that they like, in readiness to recreate one of its character,s by decorating a wooden spoon (provided by school).  We are encouraging you to collect materials from home to bring in.

Thank you for your support.
Year 5 Teachers


Bridgewater Hall Trip – if you have not responded can you do so asap.

On Thursday, 5th March, the children from Year 5 are visiting the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester to listen to a concert organised by the Hallé Education Project and performed by Manchester’s world renowned Hallé Orchestra.  The coach will leave school at 9.30 a.m. and return to school at approximately 1.00 p.m.  School dinners will be served as normal.

A donation towards the trip of £8.00 per child would be appreciated and we would be grateful if you could email your consent and send donation to the school office by Friday, 14th February 2020. You can also pay online direct into the school bank account (sort code 05-07-22 account number 24989920).

Please note that school may be unable to run trips without the parental contribution.

Please email to:

Give permission for your child to attend.
Confirm that your donation of £8.00 has been made.

Thank you for your support.  Mr S. Callaghan (Head Teacher)


Robinwood Trip

Please note that you can pay with child care vouchers for this trip as it is a residential one. 

11th February 2020

For the Y5 children when they go into Year 6 in September 2020.

Dear Parent,

The Year 6 residential trip will take place on Monday, 28th September to Wednesday, 30th September 2020. We are taking the children to the Robinwood Activity Centre in Todmorden. The cost of the trip will be £235.00.

The Robinwood Centre is a multi-activity centre offering many exciting and challenging activities, which include; climbing, abseiling, archery, problem solving, zip wire and night line. The total cost of this trip includes full board and accommodation, use of all equipment, tuition, insurance and transport to and from the centre.

In order for us to confirm numbers an initial deposit of £50.00 is requested and I would be grateful if you could send the money into school by Friday, 6th March. You can pay online direct into the school bank account (sort code 05-07-22 account number 24989920).

Places will only be booked for the number of children who have returned their deposits. If you are unable to send in a deposit for your child due to financial restrictions, but would like your child to go please email to discuss payment by instalments or ways in which we could help. The total balance will be required by 26th June 2019.

Please note that school reserves the right not to allow children to participate in this trip if their behaviour has not been acceptable prior to the trip, if this does occur deposits will not be refunded. I would be grateful if you could explain to your child the importance of good behaviour throughout the year.

Please email to:

• Give permission for your child to attend. 
• Confirm that your initial deposit of £50.00 has been made.

Yours sincerely,

Mr S Callaghan
Head Teacher



Spring Newsletter

Click here to view what Year 5 will be learning this Spring Term.


DayTeacher(s) - 5S
MondayMrs Shewan
TuesdayMrs Shewan
WednesdayMrs Golding
ThursdayMrs Golding
FridayMrs Golding


DayTeacher(s) - 5V
MondayMrs Rothwell
TuesdayMrs Rothwell
WednesdayMs France
ThursdayMs France
FridayMs France



(Click above to view photographs)


Year 5 School Timetable

MondayOutdoor PE kit needed
Tuesday5V - PE kits needed.
WednesdayArithmetic homework due in today.

Spelling tests.

New spelling lists given out.
Thursday5S - PE kits needed.


Reading Book and Reading Records

Each child has an allocated day to bring these in.  Please make sure they have been signed at least twice by a parent.



Spellings will be sent home on a weekly basis.  The children will be tested on each Tuesday.


Arithmetic Homework

The children will be given a piece of Arithmetic homework each Wednesday to be returned the following Wednesday.


Water Bottles (Please fill with Water Only)

Your child is welcome to bring a water bottle to school each day to drink in class. It must however has a ‘sports lid’ that eliminates (well reduces the risk of spills). We encourage the children to take them home each evening, rinse them and bring them in full each day.


Purple Mash

Purple Mash is an award-winning website for primary school children. It enables the children to explore and enhance their knowledge in a fun and creative way. The children have been provided with an individual login to support topics that have been covered in class. Click on link below to access the site:-


Education City

The children have been given an individual logon to access this useful website.