St James' Church of England Primary School

Together in faith, we are a winning team.

  Welcome to Year Five

Mrs Wilde, Mrs Vaughan and Mrs Malik help the children in Year 5 with their learning

Please click the link to MEET THE TEACHER!

My email address is:

Things to bring to school

Every day:  reading/homework diary and reading book

Wednesday – Completed learning log (homework)

 Wednesday - PE Kit (come to school in your PE kit on Wednesdays)

Friday - shoes for outdoor sports


There will be a learning log challenge that will be set every Wednesday, which should be returned to school the following Wednesday.  

Children are given spellings (every Monday) to learn at home. They need to remember them for the spelling test on Friday. Here is the link for the spellings for the year: SPELLING LINK

We also expect that the children will be spending time reading and learning their times tables and/or working on 'My Maths' and IXL at home.  I will also set quizzes on Teams.

We ask that you initial all completed homework for your child in their homework diaries. Thank you.

Spring 1

(Monday 4th January 2021 -  Friday 12th February 2021)

Lush Landscapes

Work for this half term

If your (Year 5) child is at home please follow this weekly topic list and use the links for resources:

Maths work

Week 1-2 Multiplication and division.     Video lessons on 'my maths'  Work link: Multiplication and Division

Work link: Multiply and Divide

Week 3  Multiplication and division.      Video lessons on 'my maths'   Work link:  Multiply 3 digits by 1 digit

Work link: Division

Week 4 - 6 Fractions.    Video lessons on 'my maths'   Work link: Comparing Fractions

Work link: Equivalent Fractions

English work 

Week 1 -3  Wolves in the Walls       Link: Wolves in the walls

Click the links:  Wolves in the Walls Comprehension

Link: Wolves Comprehension

Week 4 -5 The Nightmare man    Link: Nightmare man 

Link 2: Nightmare man work

Week 6  The Curse of Cogston House  Link: Curse of Cogston work

Link 2: Curse work       Link 3: Curse more work

Ongoing Spelling: Go to the 'Spelling App' in 'fun stuff' 

Topic Work 

The topic this half term is Lush Landscapes

Login to Discovery Espresso - login and type 'landscapes' choosing KS2 in the drop down.

Try watch the 'landscape artist' video clip

 Espresso guide

Science - Follow these links: Week 1 hardness

Week 2: New Materials                                Week 3: Reversible and irreversible changes                                      Week 4/5: Uses

We will be studying:

  • How to draw/sketch landscapes with perspective
  • All about John Constable - a British landscape artist
  • African landscape art
  • In PSHCE: The benefits of a healthy lifestyle and how to stay safe online


Week 1 -  Find out about their favourite piece of landscape art

Week 2 -  Compare sacred buildings from different religions

Week 3 -  Research someone who has achieved their goals

Week 4 -  Create an online safety poster

Week 5 -  Re-create an African landscape painting

Week 6 -  Find out about a charity and create an advert for them

Children will have the homework explained to them before they bring it home. Labels will be in their homework books. Thank you for helping them learn at home! You help is appreciated. 

Do you want to do extra maths at home?!

Here is the link to White Rose Maths, which is the scheme  we use in school - linked to Power Maths. 

There are loads of activities in here and you can choose the appropriate level to do.

Don't forget to look our for your weekly activity on TEAMS!

If you are interested in First Aid, there is a free online course for children and parents.

Just click the links to access: First Aid part 1

First Aid part 2

Our class prayers

 At lunch time:

For health and strength and daily food, we thank you God.



At the end of the day:

Now the day is over, we lift our hands and say,

Thank you heavenly Father/God - for today,

We're sorry for the wrong things, but glad about the right,

Keep us heavenly Father/God, in your love tonight. 


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