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School closure guidance Year 5

Should school closures be announced, the following information is to help you support your child at home, both with new learning, as well as prior learning (this has been highlighted). Any help you can provide your child at home would be very much appreciated.


Below you will find a guidance document providing you with curriculum information and useful websites. You will also find useful resources which you can download and use at home. If your child has difficulty completing tasks set, you can access additional resources within other year groups class pages.


Class teachers will monitor and update online forums such as My Maths, Numbots and Times Tables Rockstars regularly. Please note however that, any work completed, will not be marked by class teachers. Any work the children wish to share with the class, such as Chilli Challenges, can be brought in after school reopens.


English objectives we have covered this half term:

Writing and grammar

I can integrate dialogue to convey characters.

I can assess and edit to improve my writing or another’s (vocabulary, grammar, punctuation), to enhance effects and clarify meaning.

I can proof-read: spelling and punctuation; correct tense throughout; subject – verb agreement.

I can use relative clauses with ‘which’, ‘who’, ‘where’, ‘when’, ‘that’, ‘whose’, possibly with an implied (ie omitted) relative pronoun.

I can use expanded noun phrases to interest the reader


English objectives we have not covered this half term:

I can start sentences in different ways, using openers and other ways.

I can select the appropriate form and use other similar writing as a model, using appropriate features and sentence structure, considering the writer’s viewpoint, considering another author’s work.

I can experiment with vocabulary for effect

I can use grammar for effect

I can assess and edit to improve my writing or another’s.



Read a range of different texts and genres. Fiction, non-fiction and real reading (newspapers, cook books, encyclopedia etc.)



Learn words from the Year 5/6 spelling list.

Useful English websites which cover the above objectives: (Twinkl are currently offering some limited free access. They have a range of Y5 appropriate resources which would support our grammar teaching this half term as well as some writing activities). A useful site for children to read extracts and answer comprehension questions from. Also has videos to watch and answer questions.

This website has a range of games which would support our objectives.


Maths objectives we have covered this half term:

Compare and order fractions whose denominators are all multiples of the same number

Identify, name and write equivalent fractions of a given fraction, represented visually, including tenths and hundredths

Recognise mixed numbers and improper fractions and convert from one to the other

Write mathematical statements > 1 as a mixed number [eg  25 + 45  = 65  = 114  ]

Add and subtract fractions with the same denominator and denominators that are multiples of the same number

Multiply proper fractions by whole numbers, supported by materials and diagrams

Multiply mixed numbers by whole numbers, supported by materials and diagrams


Maths objectives we intended to cover this half term:

Read and write decimal numbers as fractions [eg 0.71 = 71100  ]

Recognise, use and count in thousandths and relate them to tenths, hundredths and decimal equivalents

Round decimals with two decimal places to the nearest whole number and to one decimal place

Read, write, order and compare numbers with up to three decimal places

Solve problems involving number up to two decimal places

Solve problems involving number up to three decimal places

Recognise the per cent symbol (%) and understand that per cent relates to ‘number of parts per hundred’, and write Percentages as a fraction with denominator 100, and as a decimal

Solve problems which require knowing percentage and decimal equivalents of 12  , 14 , 15  , 25  , 45 and those fractions with a denominator of a multiple of 10 or 25.


Useful websites to access which address the above: (Twinkl are currently offering some limited free access. They have a range of Y5 appropriate resources which would support our Maths teaching this half term). (the children are used to doing this in class and all they need is their login to get going). (This is something which some children have been using to help boost their mental arithmetic). (more maths resources) (this is where the children’s homework will be sent).  (here you will find links to live lessons which have been provided to aid you in teaching your child from home).



Other areas of the curriculum which could be researched at home:


Topic: Our current topic is linked to our English objectives looking at the Highwayman by Alfred Noyes. The following link is the poem in full with animations. We intended to design new costumes for the characters as part of our DT curriculum. We also intended to write letters to King George as if we were the character Tim the Ostler.


R.E: We have been studying the religion of Islam in RE. We have looked at the important aspects of Islam and the Five Pillars. We intend to carry this on looking at important books, people and places. Here is a useful website for the children to use to learn more.



Should you have any questions or queries, please email school via the Headteacher email address: stating FAO – name of class teacher.  Your email will then be passed on to the relevant teacher.