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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!



HOMEWORK - Autumn Term

Year Five's homework can be found by clicking on the appropriate icon below. You will find 6 tasks each for Maths and English as well a single Science Project. The tasks are labelled in the order that they need to be completed. Week 1's tasks are for the week commencing Monday 5th October and should be uploaded to Seesaw by the Friday of the end of this week (i.e. Friday 9th October). You should continue to upload 1 English and 1 Maths task by Friday each week until all 6 tasks have completed. The Science Project that has been set needs to be uploaded on the same Friday as the final English and Maths task (Friday 20th November). The children will need an ordinary pack of playing cards to complete the Week 5 Maths Homework task.

Spellings need to be learned and will continue to be tested on the Tuesday of the following week. 

Mrs Giles


Autumn Science Homework


I have had requests for websites. The ones below will help, although the reading may be a bit tricky. Look for the types of animals and plants listed and then use these to do additional searches. If you are struggling with the Mexican Rainforest, pick another based in South America. 

Hope this helps.


Mrs Giles

National Curriculum Spellings for Y5 and Y6

Websites to help you find something good to read

Mrs G's Book Corner - Reviews and Recommendations

The Strangeworlds Travel Agency by L D Lapinski


I promised you a review Year 5. So here it is.


I LOVED this book! It took a me a while to get into it. The first few chapters had me wondering where the author was going with the story but I stuck with it and so should you. Once the story took off, I just couldn't put it down! I told Miss Harwood about it and now she's reading it too!


The story is about a girl called Flick who moves with her family to a new town where she knows nobody. Her home life is extremely hard and her life is very dull until she meets the owner of the Strangeworlds Travel Agency. She forms an unexpected friendship with him and they go off in search of his father. (this reminded me of Matteo and Sophie in Rooftoppers) The travelling is done via suitcases (think Narnia or Harry Potter) and the lands they visit are extraordinary with some extremely unusual characters (Alice in Wonderlandish). I won't tell you how it ends but it left me thinking 'She has to write a sequel because I HAVE to know what happens next'. And, guess what, I've looked on Amazon and she is doing exactly that. April 2021 'The Strangeworlds Travel Agency: The Edge of the Ocean' is coming. I can't wait!


Meanwhile, my next order from Amazon is these two books.

The first one is 'Who killed Darius Drake?' by Rodman Philbrick which had this as the 'blurb'.


Whatever you've heard about Darius Drake... it's wrong.
Some of the stories are lies, some are mistakes, and the rest were invented by Darius to fool his enemies.
And I do mean ENEMIES. Not school bullies or mean kids. I'm talking about real, grown-up enemies who would stop at nothing to find the legendary Dunbar diamonds before Darius and I did.
So whatever you've heard - forget it. Because THIS is what really happened.


As you know, Year 5, I do love a good murder mystery which is why I picked this one.


The second one is 'Waiting for Anya' by Michael Morpurgo because I know he's an amazing author and this is a recent one I haven't read. Plus it's about a period of history that interests me. This is it's 'blurb'.


It is World War II and Jo stumbles on a dangerous secret: Jewish children are being smuggled away from the Nazis, close to his mountain village in Spain. Now, German soldiers have been stationed at the border. Jo must get word to his friends that the children are trapped. The slightest mistake could cost them their lives.


Keep reading, Year 5.


Mrs G