Year 5


Crimson, scarlet, burgundy, cherry – blood flows through our bodies in all its vibrant shades of red. Let’s explore our circulation system! Now surgeons, don’t be squeamish as we look at a heart and examine the veins, arteries and chambers up close. They all work hard to move blood around our bodies.

William Harvey was fascinated with anatomy, and made ground-breaking discoveries about valves. I wonder what we might uncover? Why do people give blood? Find out how to keep your heart happy with cardiovascular exercise and healthy food. Hearts pound, flutter and maybe skip a beat. What makes your heart race? Is it a secret? Cross my heart, I won’t tell!

To help you, please download the 'Blood Heart Home Learning' and 'Blood Heart Knowledge Organiser' documents below.

This term we are going to learn all about our blood and the circulatory system. Please go to the Y5 Class Padlet for daily work tasks, class chat and information.

myON Reading Projects: 

Reading projects have been set for all Year 5 class members on a new online reading system called myON. Please see the document below which has instructions on how to log on to the new system and see your individual reading task. Please leave a message with Mrs Pang on the Y5 Class Padlet if you have any problems logging on. 

The link to log onto the system is:

If you would like to join in with the Y5 zoom group reading sessions, please contact Mrs Pang by email:


Hello Year 5,

I hope you are all well and that your reports on Elizabeth I are coming along nicely.

I have some more work for you to complete below because I want you to have plenty to do every day. 

PLEASE VISIT THE 'PADLET' DAILY using the link that has been text to your parent.


Please practice your times tables every day using the following websites: 

You will also find a large Year 5 home learning workbook at this address:          


Please go to the link below and read the story starter. I would like you to use your amazing imaginations to complete the story. Please remember all the elements you need to include in Year 5 writing along with beautiful handwriting. Please write a list of them before you start, just like we do on the board in class.        


  1. I would like you to research the Gentleman’s Society in Spalding and answer the following questions: 
  1. What is it?
  2. When was it formed?
  3. How is it connected to Ayscoughfee Hall?
  4. Which famous people have been members?
  5. What are they famous for?
  6. How is it connected to St Paul’s Church?

Here are some websites to help you: 

2. Please research and write a biographical report on Sir Isaac Newton


Term 4

"Off with their heads!"

Welcome back to Term Four. We have lots of engaging and enjoyable learning to look forward to within Year 5. With the overarching theme of The Tudors, which is running through all our different subjects. 


This term, the children will be working towards and producing two key pieces of written work, they are a diary entry and a piece of historical narrative. They will also be practicing the skill of condensing a large piece of writing into a summarised piece, by extracting the key elements. 

Class Reading:

This term we will be reading ‘Treason' by Berlie Doherty together as a class. We will continue to analyse the text features used within the text and compare this with our last text by a different author.

Further to this, we will be studying many more extracts and texts each morning within our Guided Reading sessions.


This term, maths will be all about fractions. We will find equivalent fractions, work with improper fractions and add and subtract many different fraction combinations.

Please talk to your children regularly at home about fractions when you are going about your normal day. For example, when you are serving out dinner and when cutting up pizza or cakes. 


We will be looking at maps of London and particularly the landscape around the Tower of London.


In history we will be diving into the world of the Tudors. Investigating and researching the life of Henry VIII and the life of Anne Boleyn. We will be visiting Ayscoughfee Hall and Burley House to support this journey of discovery to really bring this to life for the children.


We will be looking at the detail of and sketching Tudor costumes and jewellery.  


The children will learn about Christianity, particularly the ways in which beliefs impact on action. 


On Monday afternoons the children will be learning Tudor dancing and on Friday afternoons they will be participating in invasion games.  

Things to do at home:

Spellings: Will be given out on a Tuesday and will be tested in school on a Tuesday.

Reading - Read Every Day - it is essential to read every day to learn new vocabulary and to develop your reading skills. But also, to build on your love for reading.

Times Tables:

03.03.20 – 3- and 4-times table

10.03.20 – 6- and 7-times table

17.03.20 – 8- and 9-times table

24.03.20 – 12 times table

31.03.20 – Mixed times table 


Homework will be given out each week on a Friday to be completed and given back in by the following Friday. 

Looking Forward to an enjoyable term, Any questions please ask.

Mrs Pang and the Year 5 team