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Hello year 5,

We hope you and your families are all well and that you’re keeping safe and healthy whilst you are working from home. We hope you’ve rested over the past two weeks and are ready to begin the summer term even though you aren’t yet returning to school.

It is very strange being in the classroom and not seeing your smiling faces everyday – it has been very quiet! It has become a very strange year for us all, but every single one of you has made progress this academic year. We wouldn’t want all of the hard work to go to waste so we hope the work booklets have kept you busy and you’ve kept up the reading, timetables practice and some physical activity.

We have been preparing lessons that will now be accessible on online via the school website. It is your responsibility to access the class page and go through the tasks.

Please remember to work at your own pace and stick to the timetable. We do not expect you to spend 3 hours on one piece of maths work – stick to similar school timings and move on. If you are struggling with a piece of work or find it difficult, please don’t overly worry, but please do give every piece of work a go.

Parents, thank you for your continued support during these uncertain times.

We look forward to seeing you when we’re back at school. Until then, continue to work hard, help your family and stay safe.

Please do not hesitate to contact us, either to let us know that you’re doing okay or if you have any questions that you would like us to answer.

The year 5 team

How to support Home Learning

Coronavirus A Book For Children

Click here to read the story of Coronavirus

Click on the picture below to watch a video which explains the corona virus for children


This very popular saint was born at Lisbon in Portugal in a wealthy family. He was baptized and named "Ferdinand." His parents wanted him to be a great nobleman but when Anthony grew up he wanted to become a priest. He received an excellent education from the Augustinian friars and joined the order. When he was twenty-five, his life took an exciting turn. He heard about how some Franciscans - St. Berard and his companions had been martyred by the Moors in Morocco for their faith in Jesus.

From then on, Ferdinand felt a strong desire to die for Christ and he joined the Franciscans. This order was very new. St. Francis himself was still alive. Ferdinand took the name "Anthony." He went off to Africa to preach to the Moors but he soon became so sick that he had to return to Italy. The other Franciscan friars had no idea how brilliant and talented Anthony was or of how much education he had received. He never spoke about himself. So the Franciscan superiors assigned him to a quiet friary in Italy. There he washed pots and pans without complaint.

One day, at a large gathering of priests, when the speaker failed to arrive, Anthony was forced to preach. He preached such a marvelous sermon that everyone who heard him was most impressed. From then on, until he died nine years later, St. Anthony preached all over Italy and France. He was so popular that people even closed their stores to go to hear him. St. Anthony died at Arcella, near Padua, Italy, on June 13, 1231 when he was just thirty-six. After he died, people often prayed to St. Anthony in times of physical as well as spiritual needs and many miracles have taken place through the intercession of St. Anthony. That is why he is called the "wonder-worker." The statue of St. Anthony shows him with Baby Jesus because Baby Jesus appeared to him. Other pictures show St. Anthony holding a bible. This is because he knew, loved and preached the Word of God so well. In fact, St. Anthony was so well educated especially in Sacred Scripture that Pope Pius XII proclaimed him the "Evangelical Doctor," or Doctor of Sacred Scripture.


Welcome to Year 5 St Anthony's website. Our class teacher is Miss McAuley.
This term we will be focusing on developing the children’s skills in all curriculum subjects with further details provided below.

From Easter To Pentecost:

a.         Retell the story of the resurrection according to Matthew (AT 1)

b.         Describe how belief in the resurrection of Jesus is expressed in Matthew’s account. (AT 1 (i))

c.         Make links to show how belief in the resurrection is expressed in the life of Pope Francis (AT 1 (i)  AT 1 (iii))

d.         Show understanding of how religious belief shapes the life of Pope Francis (AT 1 (iii))

e.         Engage with and respond to questions of life in the light of religious teaching (AT 2 (ii))

f.          Demonstrate how religious beliefs and teaching give some explanation of the purpose and meaning of human life (AT 2 (ii))

g.         Pray


Spiritual Outcomes:

It is hoped that pupils will develop:

•           A sense of openness and wonder about the resurrection and the coming of the Holy Spirit

•           An appreciation of the work of the Holy Spirit in their lives

•           An ability to wonder about questions that are difficult to answer

•           Reflectiveness in prayer



Click on the links below to access free activities during the school closures;

Learning at home workbook activities to accompany the above video

Click here for a variety of Holy Week activities and resources

Click here for some Holy Week projects

Easter in Matthew's Gospel

KS2 RE Resources

Year 6 Death and New Life

Year 6 Death and New Life



Click on the links below to access free activities during the school closures;



Sooperbooks     The Alphablocks     KidsTV123     BBC Teach     CBeebies     Oxford Owl     BBCbitesize     Pobble




SpellingCity     Collins

Authors/ Illustrators

Authorfy     Rob Biddulph     Cressida Cowell     Chris Haughton     Oliver Jeffers     Gareth P Jones                  

    Steven Lenton     David O’Connell     Nick Sharratt     Robin Stevens     Piers Torday     David Walliams              

Mo Willems 

 Publishing Houses

Barefoot Books     Barrington Stoke     Ladybird Books     Puffin Books     Salariya Books


Activity Village     Audible     Book Island     Book Trust Home Time     British Library     LoveReading4Kids     

     The Literacy Trust Family Reading Zone     Love My Books     Reading Realm     World Book Day

Reading  Collaborative reading groups to develop confidence and fluency of reading skills.

Big Writing – develop persuasive writing techniques, debate writing skills, story structures, letter writing, diary entries, and poetic styles and play scripts.

Grammar, Punctuation – on going revision and consolidation of capital letters, full stops, speech marks, commas, semi-colons, colons, question marks, exclamation marks etc.

Weekly spellings – to develop children’s store of vocabulary.

Handwriting – exercises to practise and improve letter formation, presentation given in homework and early morning work.

Click on the links below to access free activities during the school closures;

The Numberblocks channel     The Numberjacks     The Singing Walrus     Hopscotch     Mr DeMaio 

Times Tables songs     Happy Learning     Math & Learning Videos 4 Kids     BBC Teach    Kahn Academy   

    Prodigy Game     Great Maths Teaching Ideas     BBCbitesize     Mathszone     Mathsbox   

Primary Maths Resources


Students will continue to extend their current skills in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. You can support your child’s learning in numeracy lessons by prompting them to apply the lesson content to everyday situations. The children will continue to work on their multiplication and division facts. Anything you can do at home to help this will be of great benefit to the children. Also this term the students will focus on fractions, decimals, shape and measurement.

Click here for a unit of fractions lessons for UKS2;



Forces- Develop understanding that forces act in different ways.

That magnets, can push or pull magnetic material and to understand that a push force compresses a spring and a pull force stretches a spring.

Properties of materials. Developing and extending their knowledge and completing scientific enquiries around the topic.

Scientific enquiry: Children will be predicting, observing, comparing and carrying out fair tests.

Cross Curricular links: Children will be constructing Venn diagrams and tables and graphs. 

Why not have a go at Enfield's Marble Run Challenge.

Clink on the link below for more information and watch the two video clips for inspiration:

Science Marble Run






In this unit, the children will be covering:

Develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history, establishing clear narratives.

To understand where the Vikings came from.

To understand how and why the Vikings invaded Britain.

To understand how some kings in Britain dealt with the Viking invaders.

To identify and describe Viking artefacts.

To know some Viking gods and what they represent.


Art- Viking Art:

The children will analyse the work of Andy Warhol, discussing the medium used, colour, textures and content.  They will annotate a piece of work by Andy Warhol and add colours to a 4 square black and white print of Warhol to recreate style.  Children will create repeated images using potatoes, altering colours.  Using textease they will recreate multiple backgrounds using tools to copy, paste and recolour images.

D&T- Longship

In this unit the children will research and make a Viking long ship. They will identify the features of the boat and assemble one from materials they deem appropriate. 



Click on the links below to access free activities during the school closures;

Typing Club


In ICT, the topic that the children will be focuing on is 'coding' using the website espresso. The children will also be learning about internet safety and using child-friendly search engines to research information on topics in Geography and RE. 

Click on the links below to access free activities during the school closures;

Joe Wicks

Jump Start Jonny

Balancing Activities for Home

Standing Long Jump Activities for Home

Move to the Beat Activities for Home

Right Way Wrong Way


Target Throw


 P.E will be taken place on Thursday with our Non-Stop Action Coach and will also be taking part in The Daily Mile weekly.  In addition, please ensure that your child has the correct P.E. gear in school ready for every lesson.



Click on the links below to access free activities during the school closures;

Go Noodle

Say no to bullying

This theme aims to develop and revisit four of the key social and emotional aspects of learning covered in previous themes through a focus on bullying – what it is; how it feels; why people bully; how we can prevent and respond to it; and how children can use their social, emotional and behavioural skills to tackle this crucial problem.

The four aspects of learning in which knowledge, skills and understanding are developed are self-awareness, empathy, managing feelings and social skills.

Going for goals

This theme focuses primarily on the key aspect of motivation with a subsidiary focus on self-awareness.  It gives an important opportunity for all children`s abilities, qualities and strengths to be valued.  The theme provides opportunities for the children to reflect on themselves as individuals, particularly their strengths as learners and how they learn most effectively.  Each set of activities focuses on the underlying prerequisites for successful goal directed learning and behaviour, for example, taking responsibility and building feelings of confidence and self-efficacy – the belief that what you do makes a difference.  Goal-directed behaviour is only valuable if we are able to make wise and balanced choices about our goals, so this theme provides opportunities for children to consider this and to practise problem- solving strategies.


All children are expected to read for 20 minutes at home at least 5 times a week and have an adult sign their reading record confirming that this reading has taken place on a daily basis. Children must bring their reading record book every day and these will be checked every Wednesday to ensure that the 5-times-a-week reading has been taken place.

Maths and English homework will be set each week on Wednesday with a due date of the following Monday, day it will be marked. The children will also have to complete some Mental Maths questions, spellings and handwriting sheets. There may be occasions when the children are asked to complete a further piece for from another subject area.

I hope to have your support for the above arrangements and I am more than happy to discuss these with you at any time after school. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me via the School Office. 


Edward De Bono

We continue to use Edward De Bono's six thinking hats to help us to organise our thinking and process or ideas. There are 6 hats and each has a different colour and so a different use or meaning. When children answer questions in class, each question will have a different colour hat attached to it. The diagram below shows you in better detail how we use them. Ask your children what hats they have used in their learning today!

Habits of Mind
The Habits of Mind are a collection of 16 thinking dispositions designed to help children develop their critical and creative thinking skills. Every week children are taught to use a different ‘habit of mind’ to help with their thinking and apply this to their work.

Visual Maps
The children are now using visual tools in all areas of their learning. These tools help the children map out their ideas and organize their thinking.