Junior School

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Year 5

Some helpful information about what returning to school could be like can be found by following this link 

Summer 2 learning

As we still have no predicted date for Year 5 to return to school, we will continue to add learning to this page.  We will start again with our learning sent in from home too, as there is so much in the Summer 1 folder.  (The other folder will stay on the website so you can still look back and be proud)


Summer Term Learning

To try to make your learning easier to find and to follow we have organised it a little differently, moving into the Summer term. 


We will add learning each day into the sub folders. 





Easter Reading Ideas and Activities

How to wash your hands properly

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It is really important to make sure you wash your hands properly and regularly.

Home Learning for school closure

Remember to scroll down this page, to the activity stars, to find the bank of activities we have set.

I am also setting you a daily challenge.


Day 10: Easter


Good morning all Year 5. It's the day before the Easter Holidays and you'll be pleased to know that no work will be set for you over the next two weeks (but still continue to read daily and use Times Tables Rockstars). Have a fab Easter from all the Year 5 team!


English: please click on the link ( and read the following chapters on the page: 

* The last supper

* Jesus is arrested

* Trial of the Century

* The Crucifixion

* The fate of Judas

* The empty tomb

Your TASK is to then write a story board of the Easter Story of your own. For an extra challenge, could you modernise it and make it happen in the 21st Century?


Maths: see the challenge below.


Day 9: Wizarding Day


Good morning Year 5. J.K Rowling has put together a lovely Harry Potter package that you can access and do all sorts of wizardry wonders! Click on the link below to check it out for yourselves. 


Maths Challenge:

See the challenge below and also remember to log into Mathletics and Times Tables Rockstars.








I was so delighted to get an email today, with an amazing poem written by Bella attached in response to my poem challenge last week.  Thank you Bella, you made my day! 

Please do email in your fabulous learning for us to see, and we can share some to keep everyone else going. 


Email to 

Day 8: Violet

Good morning Year 5!


Violets are a flower and have had many meanings through the centuries: faith, spirituality, subconscious thought, inspiration. So today's theme is inspiration (being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative.)


Violets were used in ancient times as a food source and the roots would often be put into soups and stews. So, your Literacy challenge for today is to design a new flavour soup with what ever ingredients you wish (but include violets) and write a set of instructions on how to make your soup.


Carrying on with some creativity, for an Art challenge why not design the label for your soup can? Remember to draw a cylinder first for the shape of the can!


Maths challenge: See below and give it your best efforts!


Finally, music and dance. Watch the following clip of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory as Violet Beauregrade becomes a blueberry. Sing and dance along with the Oompa Loompas or if you're feeling creative, make your own song and dance up!

DAY 7: 


Good morning one and all. Today's colour of the rainbow is indigo and the them of the day is inquisition; we want you to be inquisitive (to question why everything is the way it is- like scientists!)


So, a science challenge! Can you find out what causes a rainbow and the colours of the rainbow? Can you find out why they arc? Why do the colours always go in the same order? Why do people say there is a pot of gold at the end of them?  


Once you've found this out, use your Literacy skills to write an explanation/information text about rainbows. Remember to include a title, sub headings, technical vocabulary, pictures and diagrams. (also try and remember to use a range of sentence openers and maybe try and include a relative clause or two!)


Maths challenge today is to do a lot of thinking to. See the image and use your logical reasoning skills to help you out! 
























Music and Dance- if you're feeling energetic, why not have a sing and dance along to the Purple People Eater song!


Day 6: Good Afternoon Year 5!


The Year 5 staff hope you all have had an amazing weekend and rested ready for another week of home learning. Blue is the colour of rainbow today and reminds me of the world and the oceans. So, today is World Wide Web day! Your challenge is to find out all about the WWW and how it works. As an extra challenge- can you find the name of founder of the internet and the link he may have to the area we live in!


Also, you may like to use Google to look at 3D animals linked to our Marwell Zoo trip. Simply type the name of the animal in to Google and it will give you the option to view in 3D- Enjoy exploring!


You can view any of these:


  • Alligator
  • Angler fish
  • Brown bear
  • Cat
  • Cheetah
  • Dog
  • Duck
  • Eagle
  • Emperor penguin
  • Goat
  • Hedgehog
  • Horse
  • Lion
  • Macaw
  • Octopus
  • Pug
  • Giant panda
  • Rottweiler
  • Shark
  • Shetland pony
  • Snake
  • Tiger
  • Turtle
  • Wolf

Day 5:- Good morning Year 5.  Green day on the rainbow today.

I hope you are enjoying your daily P.E. with Joe.  Don't forget to tune in tomorrow, to the party DJ Small Paul has invited you to (Link at the top of the page).


Last week, in school, we took part in our Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds week.  So building on from this, I want you to think about yours and your family's mental health today.  It's is very important the we look after each other.


With this in mind I have a few things for you to try. 


Why not try putting together your rainbow art and poems to create a positivity poster.


Below are links to both imoves and Peace Out for you to explore.


I have also added the link for you to have a virtual tour of Marwell Zoo, through their webcams.  I wonder what your favourite animal might be.  Could you create a fact-file about this animal?



Day 4: Good morning Year 5 - Yellow day on the rainbow of positivity.  (I'm a bit concerned about tomorrow-green on green might not work.


Today, is poetry day.  I have seen some fabulous poems that have been written, to record this unusual time and also to record feelings and thoughts.  I know there are some amazing creative and talented writing, in Year 5 of Grange Junior School so I would like you to write a poem of your own.  


Remember poems do not need to rhyme but they should have a pattern and rhythm (meter) to the lines. I've given you some examples (WAGOLLs), just like we do in school, to read to help you get started.   Yes you can illustrate them!  (I know you will ask)


I'm really looking forward to reading them, when we are all together again.  




Day 3:-  Orange day of the rainbow today. Good morning Year 5, how are we all?  I hope you are managing to find lots to do to keep your days busy and I hope that you are finding the activities, I am positing ,fun.  Don't forget there are lots of other activities, if you click on the star links lower down this page.


Today, I would like to give your the link to Joe Wicks' daily, morning P,E, session.  Your friends, who are being looked after in school, are taking part in this each day, so I thought you might like to too.  This is on YouTube so please make sure you have asked permission to access it.



Right, do you fancy a sing along?  Gareth Malone (off the telly) is hosting a Great British Home Chorus, and you are invited.  You have to register to take part, so make sure you have permission from an adult to do so.  Follow the link and get singing. 


I also thought today you might like a bit of a maths challenge.


Start watching the video, listen very carefully to the instructions, pause the video and work out the challenge. 

Don't restart the video until you are ready to be given the solution. 

Challenge yourself to get it right.  Good Luck X


Maths Challenge Day 3

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Day 2:- Hope you all had a good day yesterday.  Did any of you create a rainbow for your window?  I am going to post in the rainbow colours, to spread some positivity. (Yes it will be an upside down rainbow-today is red.


Have you realised that you are currently living through a time period, that will be talked about for years to come (living history)?  You might even be studied in school by your children or their children.  Today's challenge-why not keep some sort of record of what is going on in the World.  You could write a diary entry each day or why not create a video vlog of even start a blog page (make sure you have your parent's consent and take care with your privacy settings if you do this).    Yours may even be the one that is used to create a film or a book in years to come-if its good enough.


Also today, why not take a little time out at 11am and let David Walliams tell you a story.  Simply follow this link


Day 1:- Good morning Year 5, we hope you are all keeping yourselves safe and well. 


Remember self-isolating is the key to success with this virus.   This means keeping 3 meters away from other people and staying in doors.


Remember also to wash your hands regularly.


Rainbow Trial

Have you heard of the Rainbow Trial?  


During this time children around the World, who are at home instead of school, are being invited to create  rainbows and put them in their windows, to brighten up the World.   


This has even made the news  


Join in the Rainbow Trial and be creative!

Once you have created you rainbow/s-if you have an adult, who uses Facebook, you could ask them to upload your image and town to a Facebook page called Rainbow Trials where the location can be logged.  


If you can't remember the colours of the rainbow in order, this will help




Meet the Year 5 team for 2019-2020



Teacher: Mr Fletcher Teacher: Mrs Garland Teacher: Mr Trickett
LSA: Mrs Warren LSA: Mrs Thomas LSA Mrs Weston


Mary Rose Trip

April 2020

We had an amazing day learning what life would have been like for the sailors, on Henry VIII's flag ship. 

Some of our amazing Spring 1 learning. Don't forget our drop in on Thursday April 2nd, to see this work in more detail.

Year 5 Weekly Homework Activities

  • Read 5 x a week, and record reading on reading card

  • Discuss reading with an adult regularly

  • Complete 2 reading activities in reading journal each week

  • Practice times tables 5 x a week ( e.g. out of order, orally, testing, using online activities)

  • Practice spellings in spelling journals, using one of the spelling activities in the front of the book


Planet Size Comparison

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This short video shows and compares the sizes of the Planets in our Solar System

IMAX Tropical Rainforest

IMAX - 1992 Tropical Rainforest takes you on a 400 million year journey to illustrate the diversity and beauty of life in the forests. Featuring the birds and primates of the forest canopy and insects of the forest floor, Tropical Rainforest also shows the adventure of researchers challenged to understand the forests even as they disappear.