St Marys CE Primary Lewisham

Year Five



At St Mary’s, we are committed to providing the children with the best possible opportunities to learn, whether they are at home or at school. As such, we have provided a home learning pack for each child to work through in their time away from school. If you need to contact us or ask any questions regarding your child’s education, please email stating your child’s name and year and it will be forwarded to your child’s class teacher. Thank you in advance for your support and rest assured that your child has the relevant resources to continue having an effective education.



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Y5-Wizards Year 5 resource Pack 5

SPELLING LIST Year 5 resource Pack 5

GEOGRAPHY WEEK 1 Year 5 resource Pack 5

GEOGRAPHY WEEK 2 Year 5 resource Pack 5

GEOGRAPHY WEEK 4 Year 5 resource Pack 5

SCIENCE 7.7.20 Year 5 resource Pack 5

SCIENCE GRAVITY 23.6.20 Year 5 resource Pack 5

SCIENCE PLANETS MATCHING TASK 30.6.20 Year 5 resource Pack 5


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  •  This is an amazing online compilation of new short stories written by a wide selection of popular children’s authors, dedicated to Hospital staff and providing a positive message of hope at these challenging times.



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One Chance Year 5 resource Pack 4

EARTH, SUN & MOON 2 6 20 Year 5 resource Pack 4

HISTORY SPACE TIMELINE 4 6 20 Year 5 resource Pack 4

PHASES OF THE MOON 9 6 20 Year 5 resource Pack 4

Home Learning Pack 3 Year 5 18 05 20

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Home Learning Pack Year 5 23 03 20



We are very excited to have received these wonderful photos of our Year 5 children learning at home. These superstars have been working hard to complete all of their activities, including learning about the Buddhist story of Siddhartha, as well as creating some delicious looking baking. We would love to see some more photos of Year 5 learning at home, so that we can add them to the Hall Of Fame; please send your pictures to:

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In addition to helping with home learning packs, you can support your child by helping them to access these useful websites:

  • IXL – this website allows the children to practise lots of mathematical and literacy skills. You will find your child’s username and password in your home learning pack:

  • Busy Things – children can login to busy things to access a wide range of activities linked to all areas of the curriculum. You will find your child’s username and password in your home learning pack:

  • Espresso – children can login to Espresso and access a wide range of games, activities and videos:

NEW from Espresso – click HERE to go on a Summer Adventure and explore our incredible world (use the Espresso login below when prompted

Username: student21406      Password: mary13


Other useful Websites for all children – no login details required

These websites are free for all and do not require you to login.

  • BBC Bitesize – lots of activities available for all ages and subjects





  • BBC Teach – video clips arranged by subjects

  • Primary Homework Help – lots of useful information on different topics and learning areas

  • Children University Manchester – Information and activities across the curriculum

  • Oxford Owl – activities, games and information across the curriculum

  • CBBC Games – games and activities for KS2 pupils

  • BBC Newsround news and current affairs for children, with games and activities

  •  Blue Peter Badges – a variety of activities for children

  • DK Find Out – a variety of activities for children

  • Story Time – Oliver Jeffers reading a book and discussing it

Audible – a wide range of free stories for children to listen to


Subject specific resources


  • White Rose Maths – daily lessons with matching worksheets (and answers!)please refer to the Home Learning Pack for which day to study each lesson on

  • White Rose Maths – Problem of the day


Art and Design

  • Tate Kids – Art and Design focused activities and games


  • Science Museum Games and Apps – a selection of science-focused games and activities



  • National Geographic Interactive Mapmaker – interactive atlas and online mapping tools

  • National Geographic Kids – there are lots of nice activities and quizzes for primary aged children

  • World Geography Games – games and quizzes for children



  • Code Studio – excellent online coding courses and games

  • Hour of Code activities – a selection of coding and programming activities

  • Scratch – a free creative computer-programming platform


Physical Education

Children’s Workout / PE Lesson – every day at 9:00, Joe Wicks is presenting a half-hour exercise session for children on You Tube

PE and sport activities at home – this document is full of great ideas to help you keep active at home. It includes links to many great websites with further activities and resources.


PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) 

Newsround – CBBC Coronavirus news and advice for children

Risk Taker Activities – this resource challenges children with many activities that they can enjoy at home

Power of kindness activities and Power of kindness calendar – these resources have been created by the British Red Cross and support children in reflecting on kindness – both to themselves and others

Thoughts and feelings book Covid 19 – this booklet has lots of ideas to help you to support your child if they are feeling worried or anxious


Help and Support for Parents

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Please can you keep the school up to date with any concerns you have regarding your children’s mental health and wellbeing. If your child is finding it hard to cope with the changes to their lives, or a family member is ill or has died, please let us know. St Mary’s school are here to work with you to support our children’s emotional needs in any way that we can. Here are some links to places where families can find additional support:

Change 4 Life – this website is full of useful advice, healthy recipes and fun activities to keep you active at home

Every mind matters – mental health advice from the NHS including a section on looking after children during the coronavirus outbreak

Government guidance for parents and carers – supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing

Corona virus guide for children – this guide has been produced for Autistic children and offers a simple and visual guide to what is happening

How to wash your hands safely – BBC Newsround video

Children’s Commissioner – a guide for children and links to resources

Childhood Bereavement Network – support around dealing with the coronavirus pandemic for all children, specifically those that have experienced the death of someone important to them

Bereavement Services – this document summarises arrange of Bereavement Services for children

Supporting bereaved children – this document contains guidance and advice

Talking to your children about the news – advice and guidance to support parents in discussing Coronavirus news with children

E – Safety

Please continue to be aware of what your child is doing online, especially at this time when they may be spending extra time learning and socialising online. Support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online includes:

Internet matters – support to keep children safe online

Net-aware – support for parents and careers from the NSPCC

Parent info – support to keep children safe online

Thinkuknow – advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online

UK Safer Internet Centre – advice for parents and carers

Kiddle and KidRex – child friendly search engines

Stay Safe Online ThinkuKnow Primary Parents Helpsheet

Parent Top Tips Safe Online Corona – this is a handy poster from the London Grid for Learning which summarises E – Safety advice


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Victorian School

Year 5 enjoyed a step back in time when they visited a Victorian School for the day.

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Maths Calculations

The children have been collaborating and using practical resources in order to solve maths calculations.

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Art – Smoky Cities

Year 5 have been exploring how to use charcoal to create different effects. Linking to their topic of Victorian Britain, they have designed these skylines of Smoky Cities.

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Science – Investigating Gears

Year 5 enjoyed a practical Science lesson as they explored how gears work. They used toys and models to investigate how the gears fit together and how clockwise and anti-clockwise movements fit together. The children also reflected on what happened when large and small cogs are fitted together and they looked at the gear mechanism on a bicycle.

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Year 5 produced art work inspired by the theme of Remembrance. They used mixed media to create images based on the poem ‘Flanders Fields’.

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Visit to the Horniman Museum

Year 5 enjoyed a visit to the Horniman Museum, where they learnt all about life cycles of different animals. They visited the butterfly house, where they saw a range of rare species.

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Weil, Gotshall and Manges Law Firm Offices

​Year 5 visited the offices of law firm Weil, Gotshall and Manges to find out the different jobs available to them in a corporate company. There was a long list including operations, IT, solicitor, caterer, paralegal, research, coaching and security.

Year 5 got the chance to interview the people already doing a variety of jobs to find out what their jobs entailed and how they had ended up working at Weils.

A tour of the large offices in Fetter Lane included a trip up to the roof terrace and to the restaurant that makes meals for the staff. There are apparently six beds on site for the lawyers who need to work late into the night!

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Year 5 Carol Singing at Lewisham Hospital

The children in Year 5 are learning about how to support their local community by building links with Lewisham Hospital.  At the end of last term, they visited a group of patients to bring Christmas cheer by singing a lively selection of Carols.

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Road safety workshop

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Class assembly World War II

Year 5 took us back in time, displaying an entertaining performance about the Blitz, evacuation, rationing and a brief history about Great Britain between 1939 and 1945.

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Southwark Cathedral trip

Year 5 had a visit at the Southwark Cathedral where they learnt about the symbols and history of the Cathedral and they created symbols for peace made out of clay.

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Imperial War Museum visit

Year 5 & 6 visited the Imperial War Museum. The children and adults discovered a lot of interesting information about World War II. The main topics were The Blitz, The Allpress family and their contribution to the World War II during the German bombings and the World War I remembrance exposition.

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Sailing trip Year 5 Ahoy Greenwich

This term, Year 5 started their sailing project at Ahoy Centre in Greenwich. The children had a fantastic time, learning how to steer a boat, the parts of the boat and how to work together as team in order to achieve a smooth ride on the River Thames.

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World book day in the snow!

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