Year 5


Welcome to the Year 5 class page.

In order to help parents to continue their children’s education as effectively as possible and to open channels of communication between home and school we are setting up class email addresses for each teacher. The address for your class is

As you are aware, teachers are posting learning tasks and links to educational websites on their class pages on a weekly basis. The email addresses can be used to ask teachers questions about the weekly tasks and about how to teach certain aspects of the curriculum. Don’t worry about asking questions that may seem daft; it’s much better to ask than to struggle on or to avoid certain subjects or topics.

I would not expect that there would be more than one or two emails per child per week. Please limit your emails to questions about children’s learning, and the tasks which have been posted each week and don’t return completed worksheets for marking. Teachers will aim to respond within two working days but will not be responding with additional tasks for individual children.

Many thanks, Mr Waddington

To all Year 5 parents and children, hope all is well at home. I have updated the class page with new learning activities. These follow patterns of teaching the children are used to in Year 5. Children are used to the activities and understand how to complete them.

I have included a timetable, which provides a day to day timetable of what the children can be completing. This weeks writing follows on from the last unit of writing we completed in school. Our current topic is Space so I have continued with that theme and have included Space related activities.

18th May

The timetable is a guide and does not have to be kept to. All of the activities are familiar to the children as we have covered them this year. Children can complete as many of the activities as they would wish. I have kept the lockdown diary that can be completed, it will provide another activity for children to complete but also something they can look back on and reflect on when they are older. I have changed the reasoning maths test to test b, which is additional to the teaching timetable. Completing a couple of questions a day will boost reasoning skills during the time out of school.

Keep up all the hard work you are doing at home. It has been nice to see some of the work you are all producing. Please keep sending me examples of your work, this brightens up my day. Do not hesitate to email your queries to the class email address. As I have said previously I continue to miss all the children in the class and hope to have the opportunity to teach you all again, I thoroughly look forward to coming to school each and everyday to teach you all. See you all soon, Mr McCrudden.   This is a daily maths challenge David Walliam’s free learning resources Earth and Space Daily maths activities English Activities


I will add more websites as the weeks progress.

Please find below an overview of information given at our new class meeting in September:

Who works in the class? Mr McCrudden, Mrs Hughes and Mrs Rhodes teach in year 5.
What are this term’s topics? A whole school topic grid is on the curriculum page of the website. Individual year group grids are on class pages.
When are spelling tests? Friday
When are arithmetic/mental maths tests? Thursday
When is homework sent out? English and maths homework is sent home each week on Thursday and should be returned on the following Wednesday.
What are procedures for reading books? Reading skills are taught in English lessons. Reading books are the responsibility of your child and should be noted in their reading record.
When are PE days? Wednesday (Football)
PE kit is coloured house t-shirt (red, green, yellow or blue depending on house), black shorts and black pumps. Kit should be in school ready for every PE lesson. Please make sure that children’s PE kit is clearly named.
Rewards for hard work & good behaviour. All children can earn house-points for their house and for themselves, Smile & Good Work assemblies, Maths stars and Class reward charts
Consequences for lack of effort and poor behaviour Behaviour boards –  green – amber – red. Letters home for 3 Always tickets in a week lost or 3 Reflection Room sessions at lunchtime over a half-term



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