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Class 5L - Year 5

Welcome to 5L!
Your class teacher is Miss Gani


Home Learning

All home learning will be completed on Purple Mash (link above)

Teachers will be able to check and give feedback to pupils about their work. Teachers will also be able to communicate with pupils on the programme 2email on Purple Mash. 

For Parents please contact me using the email 


Parents and children must ensure that they check tasks set as 2dos daily, to make sure that learning is continued at home.

The 2do tasks will be set according to the structure of the Year 5 school timetable. 


Thank you for your cooperation in this difficult time.

Last Updated 22/03/2020


The Year 5 home learning timetable is as follows:

Reading books should be read daily for 20 minutes

Book reviews need to be done weekly 

Mondays - Literacy, Numeracy, Creative Curriculum (includes geography, history and art) and SMSC 

Tuesdays - Literacy, Numeracy, P.E (links below) and ICT 

Wednesdays - Literacy, Numeracy and Science 

Thursdays - Literacy, Numeracy, Spanish & Music (links below) and SPAG (spelling, punctuation and grammar)

Fridays - Literacy, Numeracy, P.E and free game activity  


*** All Numeracy starters will be a task your child chooses to complete on topmarks ***


P.E links for your child to try on P.E days: 

Recommended 2 activities per week 






Sport England – stay active at home


Go Noodle


BBC Supermovers


You tube – Cosmic Yoga


Joe Wicks and Alfie – 8 minute workouts ( once on this page there are a lot more exercises with other children involved)


Joe Wicks 5 minute exercises on You Tube


NHS – 10 minute shake ups


Joe Wicks – kids work out


NHS 10 minute cardio workout

Music links to explore: 

BBC Bitesize Music - 


Topmarks - 

        Spanish for Year 5!

Keep practising your Spanish with the help of the online language games at Digital Dialects! The activities all have sound files, so you will be able to perfect your Spanish pronunciation!

Start off with these activities to begin with:

Numbers 1-12

Phrases 1


Spelling games – Colours

(‘púrpura’ is another word for ‘morado’)

Numbers 13-20

Days and months

Fruit and Veg


Numbers 1-100

Later on you might like to learn more Spanish and try out:


(Some are pets that you will know)

Spelling games – Animals

(You need to copy the following words in Spanish from ‘Animals’ onto paper in order to help you with the spelling game: snake, cat, elephant, monkey, pig, sheep, dolphin, rabbit, cow, duck, lion, frog, butterfly, mouse, goat, dog and horse)

Numbers and colours and nouns 1



Our Featured Author for this term is...

Philip Pullman 


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Our Topic for this term is the               Terrible Tudors!
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The Tudors were a terrible lot, known for their scheming, plotting, treason, and war! Their gory history is one that fascinates many and has shaped British history greatly. This term we will look at and explore many key figures as well as important and life changing events. 
The Tudor Rose

The Tudor rose was the turning point in the creation of the Tudor House. The white rose symbolised the House of York, whilst the red rose symbolised the House of Lancaster (Henry Tudor's house). Together, through the marriage of Elizabeth of York, the Tudor house and rose were created. Have a look at our brilliant work! They were soo amazing we put them up on display!

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Plague Masks 

We moved onto looking at the terrible plague that swept across the continent of Europe. We explored the causes and how they would have dealt with it! We learnt about Ulric the plague doctor and created menacing plague masks. 
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Hampton Court Palace 

To kick start our Tudor topic, we were fortunate enough to wonder the same grounds as some of the Tudor figures we have encountered! Take a look at how much we explored Hampton Court Palace! 
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To kick start our science, 5L have been helping poor Edith, a servant, clean up the horrid liquids left behind by Henry VIII. We looked at absorbency and carried out an experiment. Here are a few examples!

Tudor Poo

During the Tudor era, the differences between the rich and poor were stark! Wealthy people back then could afford to buy and consume luxury items such as meat, fruits and spices. Meanwhile, the poor were forced to survive on basic vegetables, porridge and bread. As a result, the wealthiest individuals would have *certain items* in their poo! Our task as excavators was to look at these differences...we were in for a nasty surprise! 

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The Tower of London

5L were sent to the Tower! Not for treasonous crimes however, instead we explored the various parts of the dreaded Tower that linked to the demise of Anne Boleyn. Find out if these images send a chill up your spine...
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5L created Tudor tarts for Harvest this year and decorated them as the Tudor Rose! Don't they look amazing?
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The Thames was a dumping ground for various materials back in the Tudor era! We tried to think of ways that we could turn muddy water into clean water, one of which was filtering. Here are some pictures from our experiment...

Reversible and Irreversible Changes 

Anne, our resident maid, is about to be punished for accidentally mixing salt into Henry VIII's tea. We figured we'd help her separate the solution and identify if it is a reversible or irreversible change. We also carried out another experiment to test the same thing. Here are a few images of our scientists hard at work! 

A Parent’s Guide to Supporting Children’s Spelling

Blank Handwriting Practice

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