Year 5 – Oak Class

Welcome  to Year 5.

We have been working on destination outer space since January – this was going to run up until Easter. While you are at home, why don’t you have a look and see if there is anything else that you could do towards the topic that we haven’t covered due to the school closure. This is our Destination outer space topic web for lots of space-related ideas.

As school is closed we would still like you to maintain a level of education whilst at home. Please use the links on this page under Useful Links to find some different activities. Have fun!!!

Over the following weeks we will be updating this page on a regular basis so please make sure you keep coming back to have a look at what exciting tasks we have in store for you!

Don’t forget that Ms Jennings and Mrs Bowden are still on hand to answer any questions you may have so please feel free to email us.

Staff working in Year 5 are:

Ms Jennings (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday)

Mrs Bowden (Thursday and Friday)

Mrs Ingham (Monday)

Mrs Moore (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday morning)

Work to do at home during school closure

Tasks that you need to do:

  • International Space Station Project ISS project
  • Have a go at tasks that we have created for our class from this School closure grid School-closure-grid
  • Spend at least 10 minutes every day working on your times tables
  • Read at least  3 times a week with an adult and discuss the text

Please see our closure letter to understand what the children have been told in regards to the school closure.

Useful Information

School Closure

During this time of uncertainty, Ms Jennings and Mrs Bowden will continue to work together to make sure that the children have plenty to do that is related to work in school.

Don’t forget that it is still really important to have a structure to the day and to regularly get fresh air and exercise.

Useful Links

The link for Purple Mash

BBC Bitesize is a fantastic site for all subjects

Have a go at coding on the Hour of Code

There are lots of activities on Twinkl that you can use for free during closure

Classroom secrets and classroom secrets for kids are great websites for fun activities in all subjects

Another website that is free for everyone during this time is free time with kids

Getting up and moving is so beneficial Joe Wicks daily PE Sessions

Reading doesn’t have to be with a book! Audible books

Online safety at home for ages 8-10

Link to Forest School Saxon Soup Recipe

Supporting Your Child’s Learning Journey at Home

Below, please find the Statutory Spellings for Y5/6. All children should be aiming to spell all of these words by the end of Y6.



Parents often tell us that they struggle to find age-appropriate books that  appeal to children as they reach upper KS2.

Please see our suggested reading lists to get your children inspired.

Year 5 Books