Barnsbury Primary School and Nursery Barnsbury Primary School and Nursery
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Year 5


Learning Objectives

Week Commencing Monday 

















Optional Topic Homework


General Information


 Homework  Homework Wednesday  

Homework is set on a Wednesday and needs to be completed by the following Wednesday.  

Click here to see the Homework Policy  

English – 


500 Word Writing Competition


Summer 2 

The theme for the next half termly competition is 'under the sea’. All entrants must write an original piece of writing, no more than 500 words. This does not need to be story; it could be a poem or a song.  The winners will be able to share their writing with the whole school and will receive a small prize. This piece of writing can be handwritten and handed in to the class teacher or typed and uploaded to Purple Mash. 

The deadline is Friday 8th July 2022.   

Participation in this exciting competition is optional but strongly encouraged as we would like to provide the children with the opportunity to write freely and with pleasure.  I look forward to reading your work!  



Parent Planners 

Each term, before the children embark on their learning in a new topic, we send home a Parent Topic Planner explaining for parents and carers the learning opportunities across the curriculum that each child will receive. Teachers select and suggest useful websites and places to visit which will enhance and prepare the child for the topic they are about to start. There are also useful dates and a bank of topic words that families may choose to talk through with their children.

Year 5 Parent Planner Summer Term 2022

Year 5 Parent Spring Term 2022 Planner 

Year 5 Parent Planner Autumn Term 2021


Whole School Curriculum plan 2021/2022

National Primary Curriculum


Parent Workshop Presentations, please click on the blue links below to open the presentation 

Parent Information Meeting Presentation September 2021  (as per ParentMail 17/09/2021)
Supporting Developing Reading and Comprehension
Growth Mindset Presentation
Teaching Maths


Knowledge Mat 
Roman Knowledge Mat


Learning Expectations

Year 5 Spelling Expectations

Year 5 Vocabulary, Grammar & Punctuation 

English Appendix 1 

End of Year 5 Expectations 

Year 6 expectations- By the end of year 4, pupils should have memorised their multiplication tables up to and including the 12 multiplication table in year 5 they must develop their precision and fluency. 


Relationships and Sex Education Overview - Year 5



Please see below some useful websites to assist with your child's learning.  


Purple Mash Information Guides
Information Letter to Parents

Guide to accessing Home Learning Tasks on Purple Mash:


Guide to uploading work on Purple Mash:


Guide to accessing your Class Blog on Purple Mash:



Various grammar videos:

A collection of different audio to inspire and engage: - Recommendations: parents can download teacher notes if they would like to set activities for their children.



Maths: - maths challenges


Topic: – so many links on this website - the ‘discover’ tab is great and there are volcanoes which link to the eruption of Vesuvius which are interesting. - Ancient Rome. There are lots of video clips on here that children can watch. – A fantastic video about the history of the Roman Colosseum. – A virtual experience of the colosseum, parents and carers please watch first to ensure you are happy with the content. – Pompeii before and after. - need a reminder about Ancient Greece?



Joe Wicks P.E

Fitter Future:

Jump Start Johnny:

Super movers:




Islam - 








Recommended Books to Read

Timestable Rockstar

Please click here to see the Timestable Rockstar Letter

Logging into to the program at home;
 Go to or download the Timestables Rockstar App from the App store.
 You can create a bookmark or favourite for this web address.
 Go to Login (these details are in your children’s reading diaries). Once you are logged in, you will be
asked to create an Avatar and choose a rockstar name for yourself.
 You now need to choose your venue. The Garage and Arena are specifically set questions set by your
class teacher. The Festival and Studio have timestables questions randomly selected up to 12x12.
 Your child will be challenged to see how many timestables questions they can answer in a set amount of
time. As they complete challenges, they can earn Rock Status! We recommend using this programme
for 10 minutes a day.
 For more guidance and help, please see