Welcome to the start of the Summer Term. It feels quite strange saying that when we are not all together in school but instead are all keeping safe at home. We hope that you have been continuing with your school work at home but also having lots of fun with your family.

Many of you will have worked through the booklets that we sent home and are now ready for a new challenge to keep you busy. If you haven’t finished them however, keep going. At school, we would have been starting a completely new topic of ‘The Mayans’. The Maya civilisation began long ago in a place called ' Mesoamerica '. This huge area is made up of Mexico and part of Central America. They were experts at reading the stars and even built their cities as a map of the sky! They were also inspired by the creatures of the forest and shared many legends about animals, plants and nature spirits. This topic has lots of fabulous opportunities to find out about life centuries ago and be inspired by the Mayans! We will be sending you activities linked to our topic every two weeks to complete and we look forward to sharing your work.

In addition to this we would also like you to continue reading regularly, practising your spellings and completing daily maths activities. There are also excellent resources available on BBC Bitesize if any of you would like to explore them.


It is important that you continue to read as often as you can, either stories from home or using your Bug Club login. There are also many free resources online, including those on the Oxford Owl website: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/


To help you with your spellings there are lots of free resources on the Twinkl website in the Parent Section: www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/parents. We are just starting Term 3a and you can find all of the spelling lists that we would have been learning in this section plus other useful spelling resources. There are many online spelling game sites which you will enjoy playing.


We are also very impressed to see that so many of you have been practising times tables using Times Tables Rockstars and would like to encourage you to keep going with this. We will be checking to see who our top mathematicians are and posting the results on our weekly newsletter so keep practising.

In addition to this, we would like you to complete some of the online lessons and activities shared by the White Rose Maths Hub: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/. These lessons link to our curriculum and are the topics that we would have been covering in the classroom. Please start at summer week 1.

See Saw App

Mr Singh’s class are trialling the See Saw App which can be used to show your work to you teacher and they can check to see how well you are doing. The trial starts on Monday 4th May and if it’s successful we will be rolling out to all of Y5 and hopefully the rest of school. We hope you enjoy sharing your work through this APP. Please give school any feedback either positive or negative so that we can begin to work more closely with you. Please use the attached information to set up the See Saw App.

We hope that you find these ideas useful and look forward to seeing some of the fantastic work that you have been doing whilst at home. We are missing all of our Year 5 pupils very much and are looking forward to seeing you all again. Remember to stay home, stay safe and keep being awesome!

Mr Singh, Miss Jennings and Mrs Imam