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Year 5

Welcome to the home learning page for Year 5.


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Georgia's Lowestoft Beach Video

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Have a look at Georgia's video clip advertising Lowestoft beach. It's fab!

Lacie and Charlie saying their names in Spanish!

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Learning to speak Spanish!

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Enquiry work by Evie.

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One of the activities on our enquiry plan is to make an advert promoting Lowestoft as a holiday destination. We think Evie has done an excellent job!

Hi Year 5!!!  So here is your very last home learning block.   We hope you have managed to keep up with your learning and found the activities we have provided useful, enjoyable and educational. 


Seeing many of you over the past couple of weeks for the zoom quiz has been so lovely as our corridor has seemed very quiet recently.  We are really looking forward to catching up with you all when you come in for your Year 6 transition day (17th, 20th, 21st).  Remember to pop in to say hello to us all.  We will also be awarding prizes from our most recent zoom quiz. 


If we don't manage to see you, then have the most amazing summer break.  Sorry it has been such an odd school year for you, but we're sure nothing will hold you back from making the most out of your final year at Elm Tree. 


Mrs Baker, Mrs Rigby and Mrs Chapman. 

Beccles Free School virtual open day

Beccles Free School have been in touch regarding open days for High School choices. Please read the document for more details.  Thanks.

Monday 1st June. 


Good morning lovely Year 5.  We hope you have had an amazing half term holiday.  What fantastic weather we have been having and it looks like it's staying around a while longer yet so remember to slap on the sun lotion when you are outdoors!

So you are now entering your final half term of Year 5! We really, really hope that we get to see you all soon as we are missing you.  Keep working hard over these next few weeks so you are Year 6 ready in September!

Monday 11th May.

We hope you have all had a lovely long bank holiday weekend and enjoyed the VE day celebrations.  Some of you may have enjoyed sitting out in your gardens with a special themed picnic. 

Hopefully you will have started to learn numbers and the alphabet in Spanish.  This week you are learning to introduce yourself!

In English this week we are continuing work on The Game. Maths is more fraction work and calculating area.


You will need to contact Mrs Chapman, Mrs Rigby or Mrs Baker to get you own personal password in order to access a Science activity that is on the plan. 


Have a lovely week and keep sending us any photos or videos of what you have been doing . smiley

Monday 4th May

Hello to you all and welcome to another week of home learning.  How are you all getting on with your enquiry work on Coasts?  We would love to see the work you have been doing for this project.

This week in Maths we are revisiting work on formal multiplication and division.  In English we are focusing on a text called The Game which has a strong link to the Jumanji film.  Over the next couple of weeks, you will be working towards writing a narrative where a board game becomes reality!

We would also like you to have a go at learning some basic Spanish ..we are all going to be learning this from September.  There is a link to a Spanish lesson on the plans.  Mrs Baker, Mrs Chapman and Mrs Rigby will be learning alongside you all! 


Monday 27th April.

Hi Year 5 and welcome to another week of home learning.  We are thoroughly enjoying seeing the photographs of the work you are completing at home. Please keep sending them in.  Some of the places that you were reading Stormbreaker in were very amusing..... in the bath, by the front door to name but a few!


This week the maths focus is adding and subtracting decimals and the English focus is recapping on the skills and rules of using direct speech (inverted commas )  in a narrative and writing your own narrative using direct speech.

Have a great week.  We look forward to hearing from you.  Remember our emails are at the top of the Year 5 page. 

Mrs Baker, Mrs Chapman and Mrs Rigby. smiley

Monday 20th April.

Hello to you all.  Mrs Baker, Mrs Chapman and Mrs Rigby  are hoping that you are all well and that you have been enjoying the sunshine over the last few weeks of Easter.  How many of you still have some chocolate Easter egg left??  What interesting things have you managed to do over the last few weeks?  Have you discovered a new skill that you never knew you had? Hopefully some of you have managed to get outside safely to get some form of exercise although this is quite tricky. 

Hopefully you are all ready to start some more home learning again.  Remember, take things steadily and if you are not sure of anything, please email anyone on the Year 5 team and we will do our best to reply as quickly as we can to help you out. smiley




Wednesday 1st April

Good morning year 5. We hope you have managed to get to grips with the work you have been sent over the last few days. We have heard from a few of you, but we would love to see what more of you have been doing. Send us a quick email if you have a moment. 

Monday 30th March

Hello everyone.  We hope you have all had a good week at home with your families and that you have all managed to keep yourselves safe and busy. 

We are adding the work for Monday 30th and Tuesday 31st.  If you work with Mrs Rodwell for either English or Maths (or both), you need to look at the work in that folder.   

If you have any difficulty opening the folder or understanding the activities, then please do let either Mrs Baker, Mrs Rigby or Mrs Chapman know via email.  We have tried to keep activities as simple and self-explanatory as possible. 

We would really love it if you could take a photo of one of the activities that you have completed from the learning packs each week and email it back to us at the end of every week. 

Happy learning!   Mrs Baker, Mrs Chapman and Mrs Rigby. smiley



Thursday 26th March

Hello.  We hope you are all okay and enjoying the lovely sunshine this week.  We've popped a second video on the school facebook page for anyone who wants a little reminder how to subtract mixed number fractions . yes

Tuesday 24th March

Mrs Baker has made a couple of short videos which hopefully help to explain subtracting fractions.  It should be posted on the Elm Tree facebook home learning page shortly. enlightened


Also, here is a handy link which helps explain some of the maths concepts we cover in Year 5


Monday 23rd March.

Mrs Baker, Mrs Rigby and Mrs Chapman hope the first day of home learning went smoothly?  Hopefully you all tried your hardest with the work we sent home but also enjoyed the sunshine. 


We just want to clarify that the Stormbreaker activity booklet is an on-going activity.  We don't expect it to be completed this week! laugh


We will be adding your next home learning activities on Monday morning.  Any problems, then let one of the Year 5 team know. 

Reading for Pleasure


David Walliams is reading a story from his World's Worst Children series every day at 11am. Check out the audio stories at:


The World Book Day website has some fantastic author masterclasses with lots of tips on how to write an amazing story. You will find them here:


There are lots of videos and audio books on the Book Trust website. They also provide some fantastic creative tasks to have fun with. All the info is here: