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Year 5

Welcome to Y5's Class Page.

Home reading 


If you are struggling with reading at home due to lack of resources, we have signed up to a collection of e-books provided by Epic Reading. The first thing you'll need to do is to download the app Epic on a tablet or phone, or visit on a computer or laptop. 


Once there, click on class code and enter jee2551 (if you are in Miss Rowett's class: Clumber) or mzk0944 (if you are in Mr Aldread's class: Hardwick). Click on your name and there you have it!


Browse through the library to find a book or comic you're interested in and simply swipe to read. If you have any issues or questions, please email Happy reading!

As we are now setting remote learning lessons, this half term’s homework does not need completing and has therefore been removed from this page. Please go to the year 5 remote learning page to find links to the daily lessons expected to be completed. If any support or assistance is needed, please email year 5 staff at

Autumn 2 Homework

W/b 9th November

What a great first week back we had last week; we really enjoyed hearing about what you all got up to in half-term. 

In school this week, we are:

  • Writing a biography about Queen Victoria in English.

  • Reading, interpreting and drawing different types of table and graph in maths.

  • Designing and beginning to make a Victorian handkerchief in the style of William Morris.


As well as the above, we will be commemorating Remembrance day with various activities on Wednesday, and celebrating Children in Need on Friday.


We began to receive homework last week and have already been blown away by the standard and creativity of your work. Remember, you can complete your homework in various ways, including videos (for example of the Victorian school day). We can’t wait to see more of what you come up with. 


One final reminder that reading diary must be handed in every Monday, with at least 3 reads and signed by an adult or older sibling. 


Miss Rowett, Mr Aldread and Mrs Eglin

Autumn 1 Homework

Monday 5th October


We had another great week last week in year 5. We made a fantastic start to our diary writing, saw some great effort in our arithmetic work, and sensibly and enthusiastically completed our first week of PE, where we began to learn the basics of lacrosse. 


This week we will be developing our skills in addition and subtraction in maths. In English, we will be writing a diary entry using key genre features and practicing our inference skills in reading.  Our topic focus this week is art; we will be looking at features of Victorian architecture and developing our sketching skills in order to draw Victorian buildings. 


Thank you to all those who sent in more homework last week; we are loving being able to see all your brilliant work. Well done to all those who have been reading at home and have recorded this in their reading diaries for us to see. Please keep this up as we love hearing about the great books you’ve read!


Miss Rowett and Mr Aldread

Monday 28th September


Last week, we received even more brilliant homework and, in school, saw some fantastic independent writing describing a London winter scene. We also had 5 superstars chosen for our Marvellous Me merit award, for their effort and positivity; another huge well done to them! 


This week we will be looking at negative numbers in maths, alongside an arithmetic focus and times table work. In English, we will be beginning to learn how to write a diary entry based on our class book, Cogheart, as well as focussing on identifying and using relative clauses.  Our topic focus this week is History; we will be looking at how transport altered during the industrial revolution. PE with Chris Dukes also starts this week (Hardwick - Monday; Clumber - Thursday). 


Keep up the hard work at home with your homework and reading. We look forward to another great week.


Miss Rowett and Mr Aldread

Monday 21st September 

We had another great week last week as we settled into a timetable more similar to that which we’re used to. Both I and Mr Aldread were very impressed by the work produced in maths, English and topic.


A huge well done to our Marvellous Me merit award superstars for standing out as great role models to us, your teachers, and your classmates. We will be keeping our eye out for the next few superstars throughout the week!


Another well done to those who have sent in homework to our email address. We have loved seeing all the things you have completed. There have been cakes to rival Mary Berry’s and Isle of Tune songs that could make it to the top 40, just to name a few. Remember, we would like 6 pieces minimum completed by half term, so get busy if you haven’t yet made a start! 


This week, we will be working on rounding numbers in maths. In English, we will be perfecting our setting description writing, ready to write an independent piece, as well as practising our spellings of words ending -tious and improving our scanning and retrieval skills in reading. 


Thank you again parents for all your patience and support. Please remember to contact us at should you need to discuss or ask anything. 

Miss Rowett & Mr Aldread

Monday 14th September

After a fabulous week settling in and producing some great work based on our book ‘After the Fall,’ this week, we will be beginning our topic work on The Victorians. We will begin looking at the industrial revolution and how the country changed during this time. In English, we will be learning how to write a setting description and in maths we will be developing our knowledge of place value.


Well done and thank you to those people who have already sent in photos, videos and even PowerPoint presentations to evidence their homework. We will be sharing this on our website in our weekly showcase posted on a Friday, so keep your eye out to see if you can spot yours!



Parents - thank you for all your support and patience as we all settle in to new routines. If you have any issues or questions, please contact us using our Year 5 email address: and we will endeavour to reply as soon as we can.


Here's to another fantastic week together!