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We have really enjoyed seeing all the amazing pieces of work you have been creating at home over the last few weeks! It has really put a smile on our faces and we cannot wait to see what you will produce each week. If you want to share any activities that you have been doing, email your teacher: georgians@trimley.net or stuarts@trimley.net

Come back each week to see our latest messages to you!

Stuarts- Miss Chilvers 17.07.20

Georgians – Miss Caldwell 17.7.2020

Year 5 – General Information

Welcome to Year 5.

There are 2 classes in Year 5:

The Georgians – Mrs Martin and Mrs Wilson

The Stuarts – Mr Moss

We are supported by Mrs Calver and Mrs Adams.

Home Learning


Hello Year 5
We hope you are all staying safe and enjoying time with your families. We have enjoyed receiving your pictures and examples of the work you have done so far, well done and keep it up!!


Here are some ideas for you to have a go at in line with our theme this term ‘The War Rooms’.
Create a World War II fact file.
  • Research significant figures such as leaders
  • Key events
  • Why did it start?
  • What was life like during the war?
  • Rationing
  • Evacuees
  • What technology was developed?
  • What was VE day?
  • What do we still commemorate?
You could write some stories about the war.  You could write about real life people such as Winston Churchill or Neville Chamberlain. You could write about evacuees and their experiences. Could you phone anyone in your family who could tell you about the experiences of family members in the war?


You could create a diary entry, graphic novel, newspaper report or a play script.


Some interesting links about life as an evacuee:
Creative Curriculum
You could begin by researching Europe and finding out about which countries were Allies, Axis, Axis controlled or Neutral? There is a lovely map that can be found here : https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t-t-5605-word-war-two-colouring-map


Some useful websites:
BBC bitesize is full of great information.
Can you create a timeline of the War?
You could also research some recipes from war times and have a go at some of them at home.


Can you complete some research and compare and contrast how the war affected children and how children are being affected during the Corona-virus outbreak?
Use the websites you have access to such as MyMaths, BBC Lessons, White Rose Maths, TT rockstars and mathsbot.
You can now get free access to Carol Vorderman’s Maths Factor and Sumdog.
Check the home learning tab on the school website for lots of links.
Here is a link to some activities you can do at home: https://www.intofilm.org/news-and-views/articles/activities-for-young-people-to-do-at-home
There are some great Computing challenges on the Code Club website:

Remember to keep reading!

The War Rooms.

As part of your study, please choose some of the following activities:

  • Create a fact file on either World War I or World War II.

  • Write a biography about a significant historical figure from these times.

  • Create a timeline of the wars.

  • Create recipes using ingredients that would have been available during the war- you could even try them out!!

  • Re-create a propaganda poster from World War II.

Week beginning 20th April


This week for Maths we will be looking at decimal numbers.

You all have 3 homework tasks set on the MyMaths website https://www.mymaths.co.uk/

These also link to some of the lessons which are available on the MyMaths website. Once you log in with the school’s details, before you access your portal, you should see a library of activities. If you click on the Number tab and then the Fractions tab, a list of activities should appear. We suggest scrolling down to:

Y5 Adding decimals mental

Y5 Add and subtract decimals

Y5 Adding decimals in column intro





If you find these too tricky to begin with, please explore the other lessons available.

If you are struggling to access MyMaths or want a further challenge then head over to https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

This week focuses on decimals. Remember there is a handy video giving you tips to watch before you try the activities!

Please remember if you are finding anything too challenging you can always have a look at the previous Year groups.

Don’t forget to continue to look at the other websites and links suggested on the ‘home learning’ tab too.

You can also find some fluent in 5 type questions at https://corbettmathsprimary.com/5-a-day/


For English this week we would like you to focus on a video called ‘Catch it’ which can be found here: https://www.literacyshed.com/catchit.html

Once you have watched the video you will see there are 5 tasks to be completed, we suggest you choose one task a day.

  • Tell the story from a meerkat’s point of view – Think about how the meerkat’s would be feeling and what they might be saying to each other.
  • Create an internal monologue for the vulture- What is the vulture thinking to itself as the video progresses?
  • Describe the beautiful setting of the African plains- Remember to include, nouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs. You could create a vocabulary grid before you start writing if it will help you to be descriptive.
  • Create some dialogue between the meerkats at various points in the film -Remember to use inverted commas around anything spoken and to start a new line for a new speaker. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zvftsbk
  • Create some commentary for the ‘rugby’ scene at the end of the film- although it suggests making a voice over, this may be tricky from home so feel free to write a script of what your voice over would be.

Good Morning Year 5!

We just wanted to say hello and let you know that we are thinking of you all.

I hope you are enjoying your time with your families and are finding time to try new things and complete your learning. Whilst the weather is on our side try and make the most of being in the garden. Could you make your own scavenger hunt? Or try and spot something that begins with every letter of the alphabet.

See you soon,

Miss Chilvers, Miss Caldwell and the Year 5 team.



A list of useful websites to help with home learning can be found under the ‘Home Learning’ tab under ‘pupils’ on the website.

Please make use of these to continue your learning at home.

The War Rooms.

As part of your study, please choose some of the following activities:

  • Create a fact file on either World War I or World War II.

  • Write a biography about a significant historical figure from these times.

  • Create a timeline of the wars.

  • Create recipes using ingredients that would have been available during the war- you could even try them out!!

  • Re-create a propaganda poster from World War II.

You could also complete any of the following activities:

  • Create a book review.

  • Use scratch online to practise your coding skills.

  • Design a poster to explain a Mathematical concept e.g. how to add fractions, the long division method, converting between measures, calculating percentages…….

  • Design a poster to explain the meaning of grammatical terms such as: passive vs active, relative clause, subordinating and coordinating conjunctions, parenthesis, colons and semi-colons…………

  • Design a circuit training programme, incorporating exercises that work different muscle groups.



This week the children are looking at ‘Cosmic’ by Frank Cottrell-Boyce. We are looking at inferring what we have read to help us write  descriptions of buildings. We will be writing a newspaper report about an event that we have read about in the book.

The children visit the library on a Wednesday and change their books if they have been reading at home. Please remember to fill in your child’s reading diary as well as their reading challenge when they read at home.

A copy of your child’s spellings can be downloaded here:

Spelling Lists











Winter is upon us. Please make sure you send your child to school with a coat for playtime and lunchtime. 

As the weather is getting colder please make sure the children bring an appropriate PE kit into school. Some of the PE sessions will take place outside so tracksuit bottoms and a PE jumper would be a good addition to the children’s PE bag.

Children will take part in PE on a Monday and every other Thursday.

If your child takes part in any lunchtime clubs please make sure they have a kit to change into.



Homework is given out on a Friday and is to be handed in by the following Wednesday.

Children receive Maths and English homework.



Spelling lists are given to the children on a Wednesday to be learnt at home as well as practiced in school. Spellings are tested on the following Wednesday.


Week beginning 03/02/2020

In Maths this week Miss Chilvers’ set will be looking at fractions, focussing on adding fractions.

In Maths this week Miss Caldwell’s set will be starting to look at measuring angles.

In Maths this week Mrs Lucking’s set will be looking at fractions.


Please remember to continue to practice times tables with your child at home. They will bring their ‘Rockstar Maths’ sheets home with them for practice.


Below are some links that you might find useful to use at home:




Creative Curriculum

This term our topic is ‘Space’. The children will be learning all about the Space race. They will learn why the space race occurred, compare periods of history and the impact this has had on modern life .

This week we will be learning about the events of the space race and the key figures who were involved.