Year 5 2020 - 2021

Mrs Whiteside

Mrs Ashton

Welcome to Year 5


Mrs Whiteside & Mrs Ashton


Spring Term 2021 W/C 01.03.21

Welcome to home learning!

We hope that you have all had a lovely weekend and have been able to get out and about in the lovely sunshine. The weather has been amazing and hopefully we will begin to see more of the sun as the weeks progress. This should be our last week of homelearning and we are looking forward to welcoming you all back into school on 8th March. 

You have sent some amazing work in and we have enjoyed reading your PowerPoints about the Highwayman. Please continue to send your work in so that it can be added to our classroom lockdown learning gallery and to the gallery on the class web page. 

This Thursday is World Book Day. Don't forget that Mrs Monaghan has invited you to dress up in your costume to come to our Zoom lesson and the Zoom assembly.

Remember to be on time for the zooms, have your work books and pens/pencils ready and most importantly, bring your brains! Make sure you have had a drink and been to the toilet before we start. Whole school assemblies take place on Monday and Friday. We now have our usual 'Star of the Week' during Friday assembly. I will be looking all week for who to give it to - it could be you!

 I am loving seeing all your smiley faces during our Zoom meetings. These meetings will continue this week although there will be a slight change to the timetable. Our Monday and Friday Zooms remain the same at 2pm. On Tuesday I will be doing a maths session at 9:15am and on Thursday our Zoom session, again at 9:15am, will be on the book 'What We'll Build' by Oliver Jeffers, so please make sure that you are up and ready to start work. Remember that you need to be in a quiet space with room to work. Also, I'd like to remind you that we are having a Zoom free Wednesday so please make use of that time in whatever way you would like.

We will be continuing our science topic all about Life Cycles. Please see any resources that have been allocated on Abacus Science Bug and complete the work from the plan. The Geography topic all about Fair Trade will also continue. Please follow the plan below and check out the resources which have been uploaded for you.

Children should all have their log in details for Mymaths, Active Learn, Read Theory and Purple Mash (as well as RM Maths and IDL if they usually do this in school). All online learning platforms offer great learning activities which the children have enjoyed in school. 

Reading books have been allocated on the Active Learn website. Children should log in and choose a book to read. Some books are quite long and may need to be read over a number of days. Comprehension questions should be answered by clicking on the green bug face that appears throughout the book. Comprehension answers will be checked and some feedback given.

Please check Purple Mash every day as there are 2Dos for everyone including reading comprehensions, a topic activity and some spellings which will be tested on Friday.

The next RE topic is Eucharist and the home-learning pack is available to download below.

If you have any questions or concerns, or would like to share any work completed at home please email the class 5 email address:

Many thanks for your support. Stay safe and happy!

 Let’s work together to make this a fantastic year

for the children of Class 5.


Many thanks

Mrs Whiteside and Mrs Ashton.



Class Five Responsibilities

Class Five will receive spellings on a Friday allowing them to practice for their spelling test on the following Friday.The back of the spelling sheet includes a place for children to look up and write down the meaning of each word. The completed spelling sheet must be returned to school on Friday mornings.

Maths and English Homework will be given on a Friday. Maths Homework should be completed for the following Tuesday and English for the following Thursday.

Children are encouraged to be prepared for each day of school life. P.E. is on a Wednesday and a Thursday. On P.E.days children should come to school wearing their P.E. kit with joggers or shorts, a sweatshirt and trainers.

Purple Mash

St. Jerome's has access to a brilliant online software package called Purple Mash. The children's user names and passwords remain the same and this can still be accessed from home.

To log in simply click on this link:

Enter your details and you should be taken straight to the home page. Here the children can access all the content which covers the entire curriculum. The children are encouraged to use whatever activities they wish and save their work which on approval could be placed on our Class Five Display Board.

The software will be used for homework at different times throughout the year.

Maths web links

Here are a number of links which will be extremely useful for your child concerning Maths. Including websites that we currently use for homework throughout the year.

Topic Web Links

Here are some external website links that are full of information on the topic we are studying at the moment.

Music Links

Mental Health links:

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Contact the School

St Jerome's Primary School

Greenloons Drive
L37 2LX

Main Contact: Kath Lyonette

Tel: 01704 833211

SEN Contact: Kathryn Buckley

SEN Email: