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Homework (Week 3: Friday 25th September)

This weeks homework is based around learning and recalling times tables facts. When it comes to times tables, speed and accuracy are important- the more facts your child remembers, the easier it is for them to do harder calculations.


With this in mind, I have created an individual account on a learning platform called Times Tables Rockstars for the whole of year 5. The platform will be used throughout the year so a copy of your child's username and password have been stuck inside of their reading diary. 


HOMEWORK TASK- Play at least 10 games in Studio mode.

(This will help set a baseline for your child so that we can then set targets and challenges in school).

Deadline- Tuesday, 29th September


This afternoon, I have showed Elm class how the platform works and I have attached a guide for parents below. Timetables Rockstars is also available as a free downloadable app on android or apple devices, just search for it in the relevant store.


I hope your children enjoy it! Have a wonderful weekend,

Mr Swain






Homework (Week 2: Friday 18th September)

So far in our topic work year 5 have looked at the contenders to the English throne in 1066 and the famous battles that took place during this period including the battle of Hastings. For your homework this week, I would like you to research and find information about the two types of castle William the conqueror built during his reign. These were the Motte and bailey castle and the Stone keep castle.


You may choose to create an informative PowerPoint presentation, fact-file or report (either on the computer or on paper) or perhaps create a poster - the choice is yours. Work can be brought in from home to be marked or digital files can be emailed directly to me at thomas.swain@navenby.lincs.sch.uk


Deadline – Thursday 24th September.


Have a lovely weekend and thank-you all for a wonderful start to the year.


Mr Swain

Homework update


To ensure we are COVID safe can I ask that the homework tasks are returned to school in your child's homework book on a Tuesday each week (the first piece being now due in on Tuesday, 22nd September). The books will then be left for a period of 72 hours, marked and handed back out on Friday. This will mean there is a tight turn around for homework but I believe feedback on the tasks is vital.


Thank-you for your support with this and if you have any further questions please do not hesitate to email me directly on thomas.swain@navenby.lincs.sch.uk


Mr Swain



Homework W/C 7th September- please complete these tasks in the homework book (sent home 11/09/2020). Homework books should currently be kept at home, further information will be provided on this soon as the guidance is constantly being reviewed

  • English- To create a poster all about 'Prepositions'. Please see the examples belowPreposition poster 1


Welcome to Year 5

Navenby C of E Primary School - Class 5 - September 2020


A Very Warm Welcome Back....


We hope that you all had a lovely summer. Welcome to Elm class, who are busy settling into life as Year 5 getting to know more about each other and our new teacher. This year, Mr Swain will teach the class alongside our fabulous teaching assistants Miss Reynolds and Mrs Woolsey, who will also cover Mr Swain’s planning time on Wednesday afternoons. We have planned some exciting topics for the year ahead and these will be shared with parents through knowledge organisers published on our class page of the school’s website


Physical Education


This term PE will take place on a Tuesday and Thursday, however we request that your child brings their PE kit in with them on a Monday and then takes it home to be washed every Friday. If your child is unable to take part in a PE activity, please send a note into school. Unless circumstances dictate, children will still be expected to change into their PE kit and participate as non-physical performer. This may include observing, assessing, providing feedback, officiating or using ICT to capture images within the lesson. If children forget all or part of their PE kit a polite note will be recorded in their reading diaries.


Lost Property & Cloakroom Space

We have a lost property box in our class cupboard, but let’s hope that we keep our belongings safe!  All children have their own lockers in the corridor where they can store all personal items.




I firmly believe home reading is still vitally important in Year 5. Please try to read regularly with your child; filling in their reading records at least 5 times a week. Regular, varied reading not only helps develop reading skills but also has a positive impact on writing standards, spelling, knowledge of grammar rules and most importantly imagination.



Homework - Posted each week on this website


English and Maths homework will be shared on the website each Friday. If children are unable to complete their homework tasks, please inform a member of the Elm class staff on Monday so we can help with any problem areas. During this term, the Year 5 pupils will also be set additional topic activities- more information on this will follow.


Website Page:

This is regularly updated and contains termly overviews of learning, homework and knowledge organisers for each of our subjects.



I hope you find this information useful. Myself or Mrs Woolsey will be available at the gate after school each day if you have any questions. Alternately if this is not possible you can email me directly on Thomas.swain@navenby.lincs.sch.uk


Best Wishes,

Mr Swain

End of Year 5 Expectations - Helpful documents to look through and work on... 9th July 2020

Friday 3rd July

Hi everyone, 


I hope you are all keeping well? It was so lovely to see some of you again at our Zoom meeting on Tuesday, as well having a go at some maths together too! Thank you. We will be in touch soon about our next one...


I have uploaded quite a few resources today:


  • Long division activities - this is a tricky method! Have a look at the video, Power Point & poster for help, then have a go at some of the worksheets. My best tip is to use 'friendly numbers' - write out the number you are dividing by at the side along with the rest of its times tables to help you throughout e.g 14, 28, 42, 56, 70, 84 and so on (I have attached some pictures of how people do this too). This is a method you will learn more about in Year 6 but will be handy to have a practice now in preparation. 
  • Year 5 & 6 Maths booklets - Weeks 1-5
  • Year 5 & 6 Spelling booklets - Weeks 1-5 
  • Year 5 & 6 spelling revision booklet
  • Science STEM activities - 15 weeks of fun science activities to choose from! 
  • 'Literacy Shed' link - fantastic website with short, child friendly video clips to inspire your writing!


Plenty to keep you going over the next couple of weeks during 'school time' and extra for the Summer holidays too! 


Again, don't hesitate to contact me should you need any help or would like some other learning activities too - it is always lovely to hear from you! smiley


Take care, 


Miss Todd




Long Division - Friendly numbers examples

Science STEM activities - here is an example! 15 of these available below!

Zoom message from Mrs Allen for Tues 30th June:


I will set up the Zoom Meeting time and I will extend this so that we don't get cut off after 30 minutes.

If your child is in school in the 'Keyworker group' on Tuesday, we will need parental permission for them to take part in the Zoom meeting with a TA or myself to supervise. I will organise the best method to give consent on Monday.  When I tried to set up Zoom on some school laptops last week, the video was sideways on so I will try to sort that out tomorrow.    Mrs Allen

Next Zoom meeting! 


Tuesday 30th June at 9:30am 


We are pleased to tell you that we are able to arrange another Zoom meeting (see above). 


Those of you in school that day will be set up with a laptop so that you can join in. 


We will begin the meeting by catching up with anyone who wasn't in the last meeting to see how they are and what they've been up to.


After that, we'll look at some maths together! I'd like you to look at the information below on BODMAS (order of operations) then have a go at the Zoom BODMAS challenge (I've set  you 9 questions to have a go at) so we can talk through your answers. Have a pen & paper ready! Don't worry if you don't get time...you can still listen & learn along with us! Even if you just look at the BODMAS poster beforehand to get an idea of what order to do the maths in, that would be great! yes


If you read this, please let others know. A message will also come from the office on Monday to confirm the meeting ID & password so you can enter. 


The session will be approximately 45 minutes. 


Please can I ask you to be respectful in the chat room during this time - we don't need any silly comments, thank you. 


I look forward to seeing those of you who can make it!


Miss Todd


P.s - I have also uploaded some additional BODMAS work you can do, as well as some English work based around brackets and dashes and 'Black Lives Matter'  smiley  


Congratulations to Emmy who is representing our school in Athletics in the Lincolnshire School Games Virtual Finals - below is an invite and link to support her!  




You may have seen or heard about this a lot recently in the news. It is a protest about trying to gain equality, especially for Black people. This is a sensitive subject, but a very important one. Below are some child friendly Power Points and activities for you to look into if you would like to learn more. We recommend working with an adult on these due to the sensitivity of the subject and parents may want to check they are happy with the resources first too. 


I would love you to write a piece about what you think about 'Black Lives Matter' or Racism. It could be just your thoughts, a poem or a news report maybe! 


This topic was suggested to me by a pupil in our class - thank you, a thoughtful idea! smiley

Tuesday 23rd June - Lovely Zoom Catch up! 


So lovely to see those of you who managed to attend our Zoom session! We will arrange another one for next week too and hopefully see some other faces!


We talked about maybe setting a little learning challenge or task to talk about next time and share some learning together too for those of you who have time! smiley


I look forward to the next one... take care Year 5! yes


Miss Todd




P.s - don't forget to email me with any requests for things on our class page and work you'd like to have! I've put lots on over the weekend (see below), but should you want anything different or more let me know. 



We are aiming to have a Zoom meeting for Year 5 children at 9 am tomorrow morning - Tuesday 23rd June! All being well, the office will contact you by the end of the day to let you know the meeting ID and password so you can join in if you are available!


We very much look forward to seeing you tomorrow if you are available smiley


We will also try to arrange another online catch up for those who are unable to meet on this occasion too. 


Take care, 


Miss Todd

Hello Year 5, 


Hope you are all keeping well smiley


It's been lovely to hear from some of you and see what you've been up to! 


Below are some additional maths activities with some video tutorials to help you and some spelling word searches to keep you busy too. 


I've also uploaded some links to lots of KS2 and Year 5/6 activities if you fancy something a bit different now. 


And if you haven't heard about it already...Tilly has created a wonderful idea called 'World Rainbow Day'! Check out the poster below, it's fantastic! yes


Don't hesitate to contact me should you like anything specific setting or putting on here. We all have different circumstances and routines to work around, so if you need anything, just get in touch... I love hearing from you! heart


Speak soon, 


Miss Todd 



World Rainbow Day By Tillia Edgar..

World Rainbow Day Poster



  • Writing a review of your time in lockdown (newspaper report or personal recount/diary)
  • Write a letter to me about what you’ve missed in school, what you’re looking forward, what you would like to happen...
  • Writing a song about lockdown which you could perform! 
  • Symbolising their feelings about COVID-19 in a piece of art

Monday 8th June

Hi Year 5, 


I hope you are all keeping well and managing to stay entertained despite the recent rainy days! 


I've just uploaded a few more activities for maths, reading and our Mayans topic below to keep you busy should you need them smiley


Take care and keep in touch, 


Miss Todd

Monday 1st June

Hi Year 5, 


How are you all doing? I'm doing well and my baby bump is much bigger now - I'm not sure I'd fit in through classroom door anymore! laugh Baby has about 8 weeks more to grow before we can meet him...that's right, we've been told we are having another boy! heart  I hope you are enjoying the beautiful weather we have been blessed with if you can, as well as a little school work here & there. 


In preparation for your move to Year 6 in September, I would like you to practice some written methods for maths. We have done them before so you should remember some of them - short multiplication, short division and long multiplication (the tricky one!). I've attached some videos, powerpoints and worksheets for you to have a go at. Start with short multiplication before you do the long one! 


I’ve also added our new spellings to learn for this term – remember to use the fun activities posted before to make it more fun!


And there’s some fun, topic activities you could try to do with The Mayans too! 


I'd love to see any work you do so I can keep adding some lovely examples to our class page! 

Feel free to email me - even if it's just to say 'Hi'! I'd love to hear from you yes


Take care & keep safe, 


Miss Todd





Mayan Craft ideas

Year 5 Spellings Summer - Term 2

Our home learning!

Henry's solar system
Fractions used in the recipe to make a pizza!
Fin's Solar system
Greek Vase by Bea
Art work by Henry
Earth fact file by Henry
Artemis Greek Goddess by Annabelle
Greek Vase by Lily
DT Lego creation by Matthew & Henry
DT Lego creation by Matthew & Henry
DT Lego creation by Matthew & Henry
Cian's name in Greek and finished pot!
Matthew's fraction cake
Cian's Greek Pottery
Fin's Greek Vase
Fin's Greek Writing piece
Josh K's chocolate bar design
Josh K's Greek work!
Ben gardening
Ben learning life skills! (Fixing a tyre)
Greek Pottery by Annabelle
Annabelle's eye art!
Lily's Medusa art work!
Greek Temples by Henry & Matthew
Greek Temples by Henry & Matthew
Lily’s Greek centaur made from angles
Dan reading
Summer's Greek vase & art work!
Josh K Mayan mask
Josh K Mayan Fact file
Josh K Mayan temple
Latiesha's Mayan mask
Lily's Mayan mask
Millie's Mayan mask
Tyler's Mayan mask
Tyler's Mayan temple

Happy half term year 5! smiley


I hope you all have a lovely break! 


Below is a little starting point for our next topic...The Mayans! 


Have a go at the KWL grid (What I know and what I'd like to know), then have a look at the videoword mat and creation story to give you a taster of The Mayans...


Enjoy! yes


Miss Todd

Monday 18th May

Hi guys! 


Hope you are all well. There are some more fun Ancient Greek activities to have a go at below and some different maths activities and spelling game ideas too! 


Lovely to see the work you’ve been doing! I’m so impressed. Check it out below to see what each other has been up to - it might inspire you to have a go at them too!


Take care & keep safe, 


Miss Todd

Create a pizza or poster to remember fraction, decimal & percentage facts!

Angles activities...

Times tables and number facts activities... challenge yourself with tricky numbers!

More Ancient Greek Vase ideas to try!

Find out about the Parthenon...can you create your own?

Have a go at creating Ancient Greek wrist bands using Greek patterns...

Other fun ways to practice our spellings!

Friday 8th May

Happy VE day to all of you! 


I have attached a few activities below if you would like to learn more about VE day smiley


I would also love to hear and/or see how you celebrated this day if you did!

So please send any photos you would like to share on our class page or have a go at the writing task below!


VE day diary

 Tell me about your VE day celebrations!

What did you do? What did you learn? What was your favourite part? Why was it special? 


If you weren't able to celebrate VE day, you could write a diary about one of your favourite 'Lockdown Days' so far! 


Also, see below for some updated maths, spellings and a PE challenge! 

Maths: Graphs & charts activities....You could even create your own after collecting your own data!

Here are the spellings we would have looked at this term....how many can you learn? Remember to use fun ways and activities to help you learn them! (See below)

Spelling activity ideas...

PE competition! Fancy an active challenge?

Monday 13th April

Hi Year 5!


I hope you all have had a lovely Easter and have been keeping safe and busy these last few weeks. I would love to see some of the things you have been up to, so please email me any photos and let me know if you are happy for me to share them on this class page for others to see too! smiley


I've updated our page below with some additional activities for you to complete should you wish over the next few weeks (called 'Maths part 2', 'SPaG activities' and 'Ancient Greece' - this term's topic!). I feel there are plenty of reading, writing and spelling activities for you do on here already and so revisit those as and when you need to - or think of your own! yes


Don't hesitate to contact me if you'd like something more specific...I'm here to help and only an email away! 


Take care, keep safe and enjoy that lovely sunshine while it is here! 


Miss Todd



Hi Year 5!                                                                                                   Monday 23rd March


I really missed your faces last week! Well done for being great for your covering teachers and I hope you enjoyed the activities I prepared and sent in for you each day smiley


 Now is a strange time for us all, especially for your parents who will be trying their best to keep you safe, entertained and learning - as well as lots of important adult jobs they will be doing too like working, paying bills and jobs around the house - so please be kind to them and help them out as much as you can! They will really appreciate it and it will mean they are happier and might have more time to spend with you too heart


Hopefully you received a pack of activities to keep you going for a few days. A little each day, when you can is fine. Just do what you can, we understand it will be harder for some, but we can all try to keep our brains working - you have all worked so hard this year to learn many new things, so let's keep that going! There are new activities and resources on here for you to access when you need it over the coming weeks (see below). The weather is also beautiful at the moment, so get lots of fresh air in your gardens/outdoors and feel free to do other learning activities you've found out about too! I look forward to seeing what you've been up to, so save any special work you are proud of or take photos if you can!


Keep safe & be good! yes


Miss Todd 


P.s - Many of the activities attached below will have answers with them. Try not to be tempted to look until afterwards to see how successful you have been and what you need to improve on. I will also attach some other work to do too if you happen to find these a bit tricky (as we are only half way through Year 5, we do not expect you to know how to do everything so don't worry!).



Here is a guide to our Year 5 daily time table if it helps structure your day... (Twinkl also has a daily timetable of activities you can follow too if you feel you need it!) I've put some recommended timings on there which are different to our school day but are just a suggestion - some days or activities might not go to plan so don't worry!  And make sure you factor in some well-needed family time too... smiley


  • Reading (10 - 20 mins)
  • Maths (30 - 45 mins)


  • Writing and/or Spelling, Grammar & punctuation  (30 - 45 mins)


  • Spellings (10 - 15 mins)
  • Topic/Science - Space & the solar system (30 mins)


  • PE/outdoor learning or Art & crafts (30 mins) 



MATHLETICS - You should all know your log ins, but if for any reason you have forgotten just send me an email. I am just waiting to receive my log in (which is currently at school) so I can open up all the areas for you. In the meantime, access what you can and enjoy some LIVE! Mathletics too!


PURPLEMASH - Again, you should all have log ins. Email me if forgotten/lost. This online resource has a bit of everything! 


TOPMARKS - free online games and activities for every topic. We often do the 'Daily 10' (maths) in class. Speed Challenge and Hit the Button - are good for mental maths challenges such as times tables, addition, subtraction and division too!



The Egg Drop experiment & Typhoon Tour @RAF Coningsby

Our finished Titanic models!

Titanic Model Making!

Annabelle brought in a framed Titanic SOS message!

Water Resistance Races!

Defying Gravity Experiment!

Year 5 annual overview - Text version

Year 5 annual overview - Screen shot



We all know how sometimes we can find ourselves just itching to extend our learning further when we're not at school, so to make it that little bit easier Year 5's are assigned homework each week (out on a Friday and in on a Wednesday).  This will primarily be an English or Maths task but may also take the form of research or an extended project based around our Topics.  It is also great to see the children taking learning in to their own hands and we love sharing work brought in to school that the children have felt inspired to do in their own time at home too.


 Any additional free time can be spent completing fun activities on Mathletics, Spellodrome and Purple Mash - children all have their own log ins which can be found in their homework books. 


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