Welcome to the Wonderful Year 5 Webpage
Summer 2 – 2020/21
This half term’s Learning Journey is ‘The Ancient Egyptians’!

PURPLE MASH: www.purplemash.com
MYMATHS: www.mymaths.co.uk
Times Tables Rock Stars: bit.ly/2Oz7Vnm
Google Classroom: classroom.google.com

Hello Year 4 Parents! Meet The Teacher Welcome Videos!

Hello Year 4 Parents! Please find below the ‘Meet The Teacher Welcome Videos’ for next year’s Year 5 teachers!

5R (current 4R): https://vimeo.com/575726719/20e7e90825

5O (current 4O): https://vimeo.com/575508927/0afc6dd561

5M (current 4M): https://vimeo.com/575414294/76820fdaeb

NOTICE: Change to end-of-school-day times!

For the rest of the half-term, from the week beginning Monday 5th July 2021, Year 5 will be finishing at 3:10pm (NOT 2:50pm).


NOTICE: Lea Valley White Water Trip Information

We thought that it would be useful to upload a copy of the Lea Valley White Water Trip letter onto the Year 5 webpage! The letter includes information about timings, things to bring and lunch arrangements.
To view the letter, simply click here.


Week Ending: 16.07.21

In English:

This week:

The children took part in a series of English-based games and activities linked to Sports Week!

Next week:

Next week, we will be winding down as it is the last week of the school year!

Online work: 

The children have been set a few tasks on Purple Mash.


In Maths: 

This week:

The children took part in a series of Maths-based games and activities linked to Sports Week!

Next week:

Next week, we will be winding down as it is the last week of the school year!

Online work: 

There are some tasks on My Maths to complete.



Reading at home – MORE PLEASE!

As you know, reading is REALLY important. It helps the children to widen their vocabulary and broaden their ideas when it comes to writing. Ideally, they should be reading for a minimum of 30 minutes a day. From now on, we will be checking the children’s reading records on a daily basis to ensure that they are reading at home. If you could please encourage them to read and record in their reading records, and remind them to bring their reading records into school every day, it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your support.


Times Table Rockstars: Keep practising, Year 5!

Carry on practising your times table rock stars and try to beat your scores!

Can you beat your record? Can you improve your speed?


https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student/14729 or bit.ly/2Oz7Vnm


Also this week:
This week, the children continued with their PSHE work by looking at the difficult issue of dealing with loneliness and loss linked to the current pandemic. The children were INCREDIBLY mature when talking about what is understandably a sensitive topic. In fact, a number of the children expressed how reassured they felt when taking part in this lesson. The children also took part in yet ANOTHER Science experiment! This time, the theme was solubility. The children investigated whether or not sugar, salt, chalk, flour, sand, instant coffee granules, rice and gravy granules (Mr Roberts’s classroom now smells like a Sunday roast) were soluble or insoluble. The next part of this lesson involves the children determining the factors that can affect the rate of dissolving.


Values Certificate Winners:
5O –
5M –
5R –
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Dates for your diary!

Friday 11th September 2020 – Year 5 Big Bang
Monday 12th, Tuesday 13th or Thursday 15th October 2020 – Parents’ Consultations (to be done by telephone)


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Important Notice

As you may know, Year 5 is an incredibly important year for your children. As a result, we highly advise that they be reading at home as often as they can. Ideally, they should be reading every day for a minimum of 30 minutes. This serves two purposes: firstly, it helps them to develop their reading skills, especially if you are questioning them whilst reading. Secondly, it allows the children to develop their vocabulary – something they will definitely need this year. We recommend reading a wide variety of texts (e.g. non-fiction, fiction, poetry, playscripts, etc) as these are likely to come up in Guided Reading.

In order to support the children’s writing, I highly recommend recapping the SPAG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar) from Years 3 and 4, as well as working on the Year 5 grammar. The CGP SPAG books (both the revision guides and the workbooks) are particularly useful in this regard. A selection of CGP SPAG books can be found here. Furthermore, the children will be receiving a paper copy of the Year 5/6 Spelling words, which are different to the Year 3/4 Spelling words. The list can be found here.

In relation to Maths, again, the CGP books are fantastic. I thoroughly recommend purchasing the revision guides and the workbooks, which can be found here. It is also vital that the children continually practise their times tables. Throughout Year 5, we will be doing a lot of work on times tables, but practise at home is also very important.

I really hope that as parents, you encourage your children to take their work seriously and to be prepared to put the work in at home. As always, if you have any questions, please come and speak to me, Mr Roberts, in 5O. Thank you.

Calling all parents…share your talents & passions!
Our upcoming Learning Journeys for the year are as follows:
Autumn 1: Blow Your Mind
Autumn 2: Lost in Space
Spring 1: The Life of the Buddha
Spring 2: Our World In Danger
Summer 1: The Vikings
Summer 2: Ancient Egypt

If you have any particular interest, knowledge or speciality in any of these areas/topics, we would love to hear from you! Some parents have expressed an interest in delivering informal workshops or talks to the children, linking to our current learning journey. Please talk to your child’s teacher or Year Leader (Mr Roberts) if this is something you are interested in. We appreciate what a great asset our parents are at Hazelwood in supporting our children with their learning. A big thank you in advance to any volunteers!

PE Kits/Swimming Kits:

Please ensure that your child has his/her PE kit in school. This year, Year 5 will be having PE on Wednesdays. At the end of Year 4, you should have received a letter about swimming. The children will be given a safety talk on Monday 9th September 2019 in class, and this will include what they are/are not allowed to bring to their lessons. Swimming lessons will commence on Monday 16th September. Occasionally, the class that goes swimming last may arrive back at school slightly late due to traffic. If this does happen, please be patient; the class teacher will do their best to keep the school informed of any lateness.



Useful Websites:

CGP Revision Guides and Workbooks
BBC – KS2 Bitesize English – Spelling & grammar
BBC – KS2 Bitesize English – Spelling : Play
Crickweb | KS2 Literacy
spelling – Topmarks Search
English Spelling Games and Activities