Welcome to Year 5

Where learning is fuelled by creativity

What to expect in Year 5

We are the first year group in upper Key Stage 2. We’ve really grown in maturity and are ready to take on even more learning challenges with a positive attitude and a ‘can do’ mindset. Although we’re not yet the oldest children in the school, we understand the importance of leading by example through our excitement and enjoyment of learning.

Porthpean Outdoor Adventure Camp – CANCELLED

10th – 12th June 2020

Cost: £170.00

In year 5 our children have the opportunity to take part in an amazing residential camp at Porthpean Outdoor Learning Centre. This is a fantastic opportunity for the children to participate in range of activities including:

  • Climbing and abseiling
  • High rope
  • Archery
  • Mountain biking
  • Kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding and coasteering

Year 5 camp 2020 first letter

Year 5 camp 2020 letter

Support your child’s learning at home

Homelearning grids

Y5 Homelearning Autumn 2019

Y5 Homelearning Spring 2020


Your child should be reading every night, aloud to an adult as well as reading to themselves. Children should have both a non-fiction and fiction reading book at all times and please remember to sign the reading record when you hear them read!


Spellings are assessed on a daily basis through games and in their writing, and it’s great to practice these at home whenever you get the opportunity too.

Statutory spelling list for Years 3 and 4



Children having a rapid recall of times tables and associated division facts is also a must. Periodically we’ll send home activities or signpost resources that will support children with mathematics, particularly ones that help children feel prepared for their end of KS2 tests.

STAR learning at home

Your child will be given a STAR learning homework grid at the start of each term, with a range of project-based learning activities for your child to do at home. This is to give all children the opportunity to shine and get excited by learning, in whichever area their strengths are. You can help as much or as little as you like – even grannies and grandads can get involved!

We ask children to bring in their STAR learning throughout the term so that we can celebrate and share it in the class. Many star learning projects are so brilliant they even get a Head Teacher’s Award which will mean five additional tokens for their team class award.


Have a look at these documents to help you at home!

Spelling Menu

Times table Menu

School closure... general learning activities

It is really important that all children remain learning in the time when we are not at school. Retention of learning is crucial: if we don’t use it, we lose it!

We would recommend that where possible, children have structure throughout the day and choose as many activities from the list below as it possible. If you would like to complete other learning activities, please do!



Home Learning Projects
Have a look at the section above and have a go at some more projects!

Obviously all children are different, having a variety of strengths and areas to develop. You may need to break these tasks down and offer them more support, or challenge them further.

At home, children can access their class ‘Google Classroom‘ pages which are full of learning we have been completing at school. We keep these up to date with tasks for the children to complete and web-links which contain relevant and interesting information on our termly topics.

If you have a garden, get outside as much as possible. Look at the different leaves and flowers – try some sketching or write a poem. Use our wonderful natural environment to develop curiosity.

On return to school, all teachers would love to see what you have got up to at home, but also, feel free to mark anything at home – children love instant feedback!

In the ‘Discovery’ section of the website, you will find additional websites to support your child’s learning.



Year 5 Practical Ideas

Year 5 Home Learning Pack Guidance and Answers

Year 5 Home Learning Pack

Activity Book KS2



Homophones worksheet Y5 and 6

Y5 and 6 spelling revision worksheets

blank tarsia puzzle templates

Y5 grammar tarsias – no model sentences – puzzle 1

Y5 grammar tarsias – no model sentences – puzzle 2

Y5 grammar tarsias – no model sentences – puzzle 3

Y5 grammar tarsias – puzzle 1

Y5 grammar tarsias – puzzle 2

Y5 grammar tarsias – puzzle 3

Y5 grammar tarsias – teacher’s answer sheet

Y5 grammar tarsias – teacher’s notes

Robin Hood and the Potter – answers

Robin Hood and the Potter – questions

Robin Hood and the Potter – reading sheet

Robin Hood and the Potter – teacher notes

Robin Hood and the Potter – writing plan

Tricky Grammar Story Starters – Adverbials – Activity sheet

Tricky Grammar Story Starters – Adverbials – Teacher Notes

Year 6 grammar revision worksheets

Ordering powerful adjectives – answer sheets

Ordering powerful adjectives – card sort activity

Ordering powerful adjectives – teacher notes

Ordering powerful adjectives – worksheets

Exploring Vocabulary Activities – Word Scales – Teacher Notes

Exploring Vocabulary Activities – Word Scales – Vocab Scales Blank

Exploring Vocabulary Activities – Word Scales – Vocab Scales Worksheet

Commonly misspelt words – bookmarks

Commonly misspelt words – table prompts

Commonly misspelt words – teacher notes

Commonly misspelt words – word list fan

Commonly misspelt words – word list mats

School closure - weekly learning suggestions

In addition to the general learning activities, here is a more structured timetable week by week. Please keep in contact with us by email: year5homelearning@threemilestone.cornwall.sch.uk

We will be missing you and we are looking forward to you contacting us with your amazing learning.

Any problems logging onto Google Classroom – click here


Week beginning 29.6.20

Hi everyone,
Please find all learning for this week on Google Classroom. We will be uploading maths and English daily so to avoid any confusion going forward. We would also like to point out that all the work can be done on paper or in work books and that you do not need to edit these online as we know some people couldn’t open them in the correct format. All STAR activities are online now ready and waiting.

Week beginning 15.6.20

EXCITING CODE MATHS – Y5 CODE Fluency Week 8 27,54,56

Hi everyone,
We have lots of lessons on Google Classroom for you again this week. We have some more fractions in maths; are looking at a marooned captain in English and for STAR learning we are focusing in the food pirates would have eaten and the problems it caused them!
PowerPoint, links, worksheets and hints are all ready for you. Have a great week!


Week beginning 8.6.20

Hello everyone,

Week 2 of the summer term and more pirate fun to be had. This week we will be looking at individual pirate figures, places they may have been and maps. Alongside this, we are starting to look at fractions in maths and materials in science. As always, the work can be found on Google Classroom 🙂 Have a great week!


Week beginning 1.6.20.  June 1st – Year 5 All Learning

Hello year 5! Hope you’ve enjoyed your half term. It’s a new week and things are starting to feel a little bit different during these strange and difficult times. You may have heard some of your friends or siblings in year 6, year 1 and/or Reception are starting to come back to school. However, for you in year 5 most of you will continue your learning at home for now. You will still find your learning slides on Google Classroom and on the school website as normal. There will also be tasks on MyMaths and a Spelling Hive game on Wednesday at 9.30am (check Google Classroom for the code). These will continue being set by us Mr Wake and Mr Rutterford, however because we are now back at school, sadly we will not be able to give you feedback as quickly as before, BUT WE WILL TRY OUR BEST! Please if you do have any questions we will also continue to use the Year5homelearning@threemilestone.cornwall.sch.uk email should you want to get in touch, but please be patient for a response!

Stay safe out there everyone. We miss you!


Week beginning 25.5.20

This week, because it’s half term, we will be doing a few different things. In maths we are revisiting addition and subtraction, grammar will be relative clauses and adverbs and in STAR we are looking at some science. Alongside these, there are websites, games and videos to do whilst you are at home! Remember to stay safe in the sun this half term and enjoy yourselves!! All work will be on Google classroom 🙂


Week beginning 18.5.20

Hello everyone!
We hope your weekends have been lovely and you’ve all enjoyed the sunshine! Brilliant job to everyone who has been sending us learning in!
All of this week’s learning has been placed on Google classroom; we’ll be looking at the blitz, bomb shelters and some WW2 songs in STAR Learning.
Maths we are continuing to use decimals and will be starting to recap shapes.
We will also be having another zoom session that we will let you all know about this week
Keep sending us all the things you’ve been up to!!

Week beginning 11.5.20

Hi Everyone, hope you had a great bank holiday weekend.
Maths – This week we are moving onto adding and subtracting through the whole number as well as more MyMaths on Wednesday and TTRockstars on Friday.
STAR – We are looking deeply into rationing and at the end week beginning to write our WW2 story.
English – Goodnight Mr Tom chapter 5, modal verbs and weekly spelling.
As always, this will be uploaded on Google Classroom daily 🙂

Week beginning 4.5.20

This week in maths we are looking at using decimal numbers in real life situations. We will be adding and subtracting and more.
In STAR learning we are spending the week researching and learning about VE day which falls this Friday. We will be writing a newspaper report, planning a party and using art and DT to create.
Please find all the work on Google Classroom. Looking forward to hearing fro you all!

Week beginning 27.4.20

Hi Year 5, brilliant job so far with all the work you have been doing; both on Google Classroom and the pictures you are sending us! This week we will be focussing on percentages in Maths. Through STAR we are looking at and writing biographies of famous WW2 figures, discovering a soldiers kit and looking at the weapons! As well as continuing our weekly spelling and reading Goodnight Mr Tom. Please find all work every morning on Google Classroom 🙂 Keep it up team!

Week beginning 20.4.20

Hello everyone! We are so excited to hear from so many of you though Google classroom. The learning about WW2 has been brilliant and you are getting stuck into Goodnight Mr Tom! Spelling Shed & MyMaths has also been in great use!
Find more learning on Google Classroom!


Week beginning 13.4.20

Please see Google classroom for your learning!

We are really excited to be getting stuck into our  WW2 STAR learning and are basing the learning in the first 2 weeks on Evacuees. Each day we are going to be uploading tasks on Google Classroom, along with supporting powerpoints which should make everything very clear for everyone!

Our class reader will be ‘Goodnight Mister Tom’ – our favourite!
Spelling – please practice your spellings as often as you can. The more you do now, the less we need to do when you return!! The termly spellings will be placed higher up on this page this week, so you need to learnt these, as well as the Y5/6 statutory spellings lists. All the words mentions on Ms Teagle’s spelling tips will need to be learned as well.

Week beginning 6.4.20

KS2 Spring Challenges


Week beginning 30.3.20

Maths: Place Value (see Google Classroom)

STAR Learning: Poetry (haikus, acrostics and limericks!) and ‘The World and me’ (see Google Classroom)

Week beginning 23.3.20


Division – find your learning on Google Classroom

STAR Learning:

“What a Beautiful World” – look at Google Classroom for more!


Science “It’s a Bug’s Life” – find out more on Google Classroom.

Letters sent home and anything you need to know?

Year 5 Richard Lander 23.01.20

Y5 MultiSkills@ Truro College

Year 6 London Trip – Initial letter March 2021

PE will be an important part of our week  – please have your PE kit on you at all times, in case we have an extra lesson!

Any adults to hear readers will be welcomed until 9.10 everyday. Please let us know if you are interested in supporting the year group.

Art shirts

If you have any old shirts you could donate to the art shirt box we would be very grateful.


If you have any concerns about your child at all,  please do not hesitate to come in and speak to us. It is always best to talk to us as soon as possible if you or your child are unhappy about anything  as it will enable us to resolve any issues quickly. We have more time available after school than before school to speak to parents, but in an emergency of course pop in anytime.