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Worsthorne Primary School Year 5 Page

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Miss Abbott



Mrs Wallace

Teaching Assistant

Autumn Term 2021


Over this half term the children will be using a book called ‘Beowulf’ by Michael Morpurgo as a base for our English work. The children will be supported in developing their skills to create and punctuate complex sentences using ‘-ed’ openers, to blend action, dialogue and description within and across paragraphs and to proof read and evaluate their own work.  

Our topic this half term is ‘A Kingdom United’ we will be studying all about the Anglo-Saxons and the United Kingdom.
In History, we will be exploring the Anglo-Saxon period in depth by researching the evidence of their settlement and the chronology of the events. In Geography, we will be using maps on a range of scales to name and locate counties and cities of the United Kingdom and looking at the physical features of rivers and mountains in the UK.

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Our Topic of the Ancient Maya

We will be discovering all about where, when and how this ancient civilisation lived and it’s customs and practices.

Our Science Topic of Friction

We will be learning  about balanced and unbalanced forces, gravity, friction and the use of mechanisms such as levers, gears and pulleys. The children will identify forces and complete force diagrams.

Continuing Trout Project

Our Brown Trout continue to thrive in the classroom and we will continue to nurture them until they are big enough for release.  Look below for links to Ribble Rivers Trust activities to support our learning and check out Seesaw for our regular Five Fish Live updates.

Hello Everyone,

I am posting on this site and on Seesaw a timetable for the children in Year 5 to follow.  As Mrs Nicholls said in her letter to you the government expectation is that they spend 3 hours each day doing their school work.

If your child is learning remotely please follow the links below for Maths and English.

The maths worksheets will be uploaded onto Seesaw and some of the Literacy texts will be put this webpage, other resources can be accessed using the hyperlinks.

I would also like the children to read for at least 15 minutes every day either with your support or independently.  It would also help if you could talk to them about what they have read and ask them about the story.  I will be giving them a daily task linked to their reading.

In addition they should spend  10 minutes each day on Rock Stars Times tables. I can monitor their progress on this from school.

There are also weekly spellings to learn which can be found on Seesaw. If possible test these on Friday and tell me the results via Seesaw.

I have also put on links Oak Academy which is an on-line learning website promoted by the government.  There are lessons for our topic of rivers, our science unit of lifecycles and our RE unit on Islam.  I would appreciate feedback from you all about the lessons during our weekly chats.

Please let me know if there are any problems with access to the home-learning resources.

Good luck


Mrs Long

What we are learning about in Year 5 term

This is a selection of the fantastic work the children have completed during home learning.


Home learning resources for week commencing 22nd February 2021

Links To Learning

Link to Rock Stars Timestables

Science Forces

R.E.- Christianity

Weekly Sports Challenge

Links to the Trout Project.

PHSE- Life is a Balance

Meet the Maya

Home learning resources for week commencing 8th February 2021

Last Half Term’s Work

Our Topic of Rivers

Our topic of rivers has been enhanced with visits from the Ribble Rivers Trust who make the lessons available on line for our home-learners.   The children have also had access to Walks with Atticus which shows them the local rivers and the features they have learnt about.


Our Topic of Lifecycles

The fish tank arrived just before Christmas and in the second week of term we took delivery of the brown trout eggs which have now hatched. The children in school provide videoed updates on Seesaw for their home-schooling classmates as to their progress. The children has also learnt about the lifecycles of other species.




Second Spring Half Term Activities

Home learning resources for week commencing 1st March