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Year 5 - Class Ash 

Welcome to our class page! 

Mrs Bunner teaches Class Ash Monday to Wednesday and Miss Hempstead teaches on Thursday and Friday. The class are also supported by Mrs Kiefer and Mrs Harrison.


Our topics this year:

Autumn 1: Crime and Punishment 

(Including a trip to the Galleries of Justice)

Autumn 2: Above and Beyond

Spring 1: Material World

Spring 2: Groovy Greeks

Summer 1: Mapping it Out

 Summer 2: Amazing Aztecs

Home Learning March 2020

We are so sorry that we won't be seeing you for a while.  We will be using this page to give you some home learning tasks and suggestions and will update and add activities weekly, so please keep checking this page.

Try to make time for some learning each weekday, but also spend time out in the fresh air, do some exercise, play  games, get creative, try new recipes, help around the house, talk to friends and spend quality time with family.  Perhaps you could learn a new skill and share this with us when we return!



Hello Class Ash! 

 We hope you are all well and have made the most of the warm weather in the past week, along with a bit of learning of course!  We know parents are trying their best to support you at home, but this can be difficult when they are also trying to work. We are all trying to get used to this new way of life.  Hopefully some tasks we are setting can be done independently and then shared with parents when they have time.  

This week you can continue working through the 'Classroom secrets' pack- there should be plenty for you to get on with in there. Also remember to keep using Times Table Rock Stars- why not challenge a friend in a Rock Slam!

You can also have a go at the solving the easter-mystery-maths-game.pdf

This is similar to the problem solving challenges we have enjoyed doing in class.  The answers are at the back of the pack, so don't peek until you've got your solution!

Take a look at the The Story of Easter Guided Reading Questions.pdf 

From this you could pick out the key events of the Easter story and create a cartoon strip- either print off the sheet or use paper/your notebook to draw a picture and write a sentence for each event.   blank-comic-strip.pdf

Continue with the science and topic activities suggested lower down the page.  We will be moving on to a new topic after Easter.

We hope to get 'Class Dojo' up and running soon. This is an online app/website which will give us all an opportunity to keep in touch.  Watch this space for more details.



Please take a look at the  Year 5 Home Learning Pack .pdf   to get you started (some of you already have a paper copy) There are 3 levels of work within the booklet (Developing, Expected Level, Greater Depth) so choose the level appropriate for you. 

Once you've completed the work (or for your parents to check!) here's the answer booklet:

Year 5 Home Learning Pack Guidance and Answers.pdf:

IXL Maths and English practice  Has some good activities- quite limited access without subscription I have realised since posting! 

 Our maths unit was decimals, fractions and percentages this term so you could focus on those areas this week.



Keep practising those times tables!

Here are some useful links to maths activities:

BBC Super Movers


Hit the Button!


 Pobble are posting a picture a day as a prompt for creative writing and sentence work:    http://www.pobble365.com/



It is still really important to keep up your reading at home. Keep a record of your daily reads in your reading diary as normal. 

Don't forget the Reading Bingo Challenge in your diary. Now is the time to complete the challenge by reading a range of different genres!

 World Book Online have made their brilliant book collection available online. There are over 3000 titles for you to try!    Click the link to access World Book Online

Try these reading activities to go alongside your books - 

 Reading Challenges!

 Click the link below to access a variety of online reading activities.

Reading Activities

FIRST NEWS- I know how many of you love accessing the First News newspapers in class ash. For a limited time, First News are offering free downloads of their weekly issue. Click the link to sign up for your free copies!


http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/gamesactivities.html   a great website with science games and activities for kids on a range of curriculum topics. Start with the 'Living Things' section which was our topic this term.

You had made a great start on your 'animals' research. Please continue with this and create a page for our class encyclopedia. Here is a reminder of the information to include:

Animals research.docx

We can put the book together when we return!


We have been learning about Ancient Greece in our history lessons.  This week, you could try to find out about the Olympics and compare the events in Ancient Greece to the modern day Olympics.

 The Olympics Venn DiagramWhat events do we still see now in the Olympics?

Olympic Board GameIf you have a printer at home or are feeling creative you could design and play this Olympic board game with your family!

Useful websites 

BBC Bitesize - How did the Olympic Games begin?

National Geographic Kids


Primary Homework Help



Other suggestions: 

Keep those active minutes going! 

The Body Coach, Joe Wicks is hosting a free PE workout daily at 9am:



Learn to play a musical instrument online:


Keep a journal or diary!

We are all experiencing a key part of history. Having a record of this will be important in years to come!


https://www.onlinejigsawpuzzles.net/   You can even make your own ;)


Pobble - 25 activities to do at home 

Watch this space for more activities and suggestions!


Class Info:
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Class Ash will be going swimming on Monday mornings for the first half of the Autumn term. 

Our PE day is Tuesday and Forest School will be on alternate Thursdays (weather dependent).

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Please ensure the correct kit is in school on these days so children can participate fully in the sessions.

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Homework will be set on Fridays and should be handed in on the following Tuesdays.  There will also be a number of projects given for children to complete and present related to our topics.

Children will also have spellings to learn and should continue to practise times tables facts.
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 Coppice Farm Reading Challenge: Reading regularly is so important for children's learning. Children are expected to read at least 4 times a week at home and record this in the diaries.  There will be half termly reading rewards events for children who achieve 4 reads each week.


Year 5 curriculum guide- what your child needs to know in English and Maths

If you have any questions or concerns please speak to us either before or after school, or arrange an appointment for a longer discussion.