Year 5M

Welcome to St Peter's Year 5 class page.

Please use the links below to find materials which can be used to support home learning during our school closure.

If you have any questions or concerns, or would just like to share what you have been getting up to at home, please get in touch via email at


Stay safe and well,

Miss McKeogh

Year 5 teacher

Friday 3rd July

 Next week looks like a very exciting week! Waterstones children's Laureate has launched a 'creative summer camp'. Starting on Monday 6th July, there will be a timetable of exciting creative activities to follow throughout the week. From illustrations, to creative writing to performance poetry, this seems like an exciting line-up! Please see the link below for details:

Monday 29th June

 Good morning everyone and happy St Peter's day.

Today is St Peter's day and if we were in school we would be celebrating our patron saint. Unfortunately we cannot all be together but I have attached a ppt all about St Peter for you to look at and at the end are some activities you might want to try. 

Please send me any photographs of work you have done. 

Have a lovely day!

St Peter Powerpoint

story cube

St Peter picture

Good morning, please see this week's learning packs. 

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Monday 22nd June

Good morning, please see this week's learning pack. 

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Science ideas

Here are some science projects for you to enjoy at home.  

Project 1 Animal Adaptations:


Project 2 Extreme Elements:


Project 3 Fact Finders:

                    See the source imageTuesday 9th June - READING CHALLENGE! See the source image

Please see the link below for a letter detailing the Summer Reading Challenge and how to enter and access. We have some amazing readers in our school, so we are very excited about this! 

Summer Reading Challenge Letter

Monday 8th June 2020

Hello Year 5 and welcome back. I hope you have had a lovely half term. 

Please continue to complete your 2dos on purple mash, and access TTRockstars, Spelling Shed and Epic reading/ Oxford Owl. 

Every Monday I will be uploading a downloadable home learning pack for you to use.

Please download the Year group suitable for your child.

Keep Safe

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JK Rowling's "The Ickabog" Illustration Competition!

JK Rowling (Author of the Harry Potter series) is currently writing a new book! She is releasing a few chapters (for you to read for free!) online every few days. She is also running an illustration competition. This runs from 28th May and closes on 17th July. Children aged between 7-12 years can enter via the weblink below. Winning entries have a chance of being published in the real book! Imagine that! We have some amazingly talented artists in our school, so this is very exciting! For more information on how to enter, please see the link below. 

You can also tweet your ideas to #TheIckabog ... JK Rowling might even comment on it! 

National Book Token Competition.

Encourage your children to create a fabulous National Book Token design while they're learning from home, and they could return to school with National Book Tokens for all! Whether it's their school crest doodled in ink, a pencil drawing of the entire class, or something completely different, we'll choose one child's design to put on a National Book Tokens gift card every week for seven weeks.

When schools open up again, the young designer and their classmates will each receive a £10 National Book Token – emblazoned with the winning artwork – to inspire them to choose their next favourite book from their local bookshop.

CLOSING DATE - Sunday 28th June 2020. 

Please click on the link below for further information and to download a design sheet.

Tuesday 21st April

A company called Collins has made their revision books free as PDF's viewable online and offline once downloaded. Please see the downloads below.

Although our children are not in Year 6 yet, there are some topics which we have covered such as

Number and Place value,

Addition and Subtraction,

Multiplication and division,

Fractions and decimals (not percentages)

Measurement (not volume)

Geometry (Shapes & Positions and direction)

Statistics (not calculating mean)

We have not covered Ratio & proportion or Algebra.   

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Monday 20th April

Oak National Academy

This online virtual school, backed by the government, contains daily video lessons for each year group, covering a range of subjects including daily Maths and English. You can choose to follow the scheduled lessons or search for a particular subject if you prefer.

Each lesson includes work to be completed independently.

Making Music at home.

This website has created weekly musical activities for children. Each includes a Ten Pieces film to watch and enjoy and a linked creative activity that can be completed by children at home without any special materials or preparation. A perfect, simple and easy way to keep listening, enjoying and creating music at this time. 

Maths learning at home

This website is handy for Maths tips in a visual and child friendly way. 

The NCETM have created some great, video maths lessons and resources for children to access online learning whilst schools are closed.  Just follow the link, select your relevant Key Stage and work through the lessons in order.

The White Rose Maths Team have prepared a series of five maths lessons for each year group from Year 1-8. They will be adding five more each week for the next few weeks. Every lesson comes with a short video showing you clearly and simply how to help your child to complete the activity successfully.

Questions about the Coronavirus book

The Grufallo illustrator Axel Scheffler has teamed up with experts to create a free book to explain what the Coronavirus is for children. It aims to answer questions for children between five to nine year olds and help them to understand what they are going through right now.

 Beginning Monday 20 April, BBC Bitesize will publish daily online lessons for all ages. We'll also have a new dedicated TV channel full of learning content, podcasts on BBC Sounds and loads of educational video on iPlayer



Maths factor is an online maths resource for children 4- 12 years old. The resource is currently free due to Covid 19. Register for free and your child will have access to daily maths sessions and games.

We are all living through history. Here is something to use to remember it. We can create a keepsake of this time for us to look back on. Print it off and fill it in :)



Epic is a great online reading resource. 

Year 5 love reading and sadly due to many public buildings beginning to shut, children may not have access to a variety of books. I have signed up the children to Epic which provides children with hundreds of books from all genres along with quizzes, It is crucial that over the next few weeks your child reads as much as possible to ensure the love of reading they have developed continues to flourish. 

Below are instructions on how to access your child's account.

Please note: On the instructions below you will notice that Step 3 says 'Select your child's name and you're in!' Your child will also be required to enter a pin. Their pin is the same 2digit password they use for Purple Mash but repeated. So if your child's purple mash pin is 34, their epic pin will be 3434.

Read as much as possible. Reading is so important!

 To access on a Laptop or Chrome book:

New website to help with English. I will assign some English work on here. Please click onto this link and sign up. Use only you first name and first letter of last name. eg- Jennifer K.  

Live lessons online-

Joe Wicks- 9am 


Jane Considine's Super Sentence Stacking session 


Planbee live science lesson 11am


Body percussion 11am 


Rock kids 2pm

PHSE- Self esteem, mental health, live songs and exercise. 


David walliams one audio story a day



Purple Mash

Below is the link for the purple mash log in. 

Below are a few websites which are useful during school closure.


TWINKL- Free educational resources

TWINKL have created a code for parents to access all TWINKL resources for free for one month from the day the account is created. You just need to visit the above link, create your own account using an email address and insert the code UKTWINKLHELPS

They have a number of really helpful guides, designed for parents, for different areas of the curriculum. Their dedicated Parents' Hub contains hundreds of educational activities designed for use at home.


Reading- Oxford Owl

As a parent/guardian, you can sign up for free to the Oxford website and will gain access to their full eBook library (which has over 100 eBooks). These books can be used alongside any other reading books the children may have at home. More information will be coming regarding the use of this website.


English- Writing

Pobble 365

The above link will take you to the Pobble 365 website. There will be a picture on the homepage each day as a stimulus for writing. There are questions underneath about the picture to get creativity flowing and a suggested genre of writing for children to do. All past pictures are available from the calendar under 'Pick a day'.



This is a great site for fluency in maths for Years 3-6. There are many resources with arithmetic questions based on previous SATs test papers and YouTube videos associated with some of the content to guide children through.

Fun educational resources available for 3 years old to 11 years old

Crickweb- free online education resources and games available from Early Years- Year 6.

ICT Games- a tablet and desktop friendly free resource to support primary-aged children in maths and English.



PhonicsPlay is currently free to use. Children can use the site at home without parents needing to subscribe. All you need to do is log on using the following details:

Username: march20 Password: home



Children will be familiar with this website which gets them engaged in computer science. Tutorials are available and children work through at their own pace. The games Lightbot and Angry Birds are a favourite!

What have you been getting up to at home?

Have a listen to Lilia's excellent poem on the work of the NHS!

Passion play songs

Over the past few weeks, the children have been working very hard putting together the songs for the Passion Play. 

GIven the uncertain situation at present, we didn’t want the children’s efforts to go unseen. Whilst they’re still a working progress, we are sure you will agree that they sound beautiful. 

Passion play

Below is a recording of a song from the passion play. Please could you encourage your child to learn the words to this tune. Thank you.


British Science Week

As part of British Science Week, we have been carrying out practical Science investigations across school. As part of our work on forces, we investigated what makes zip wires so fast. We discussed friction and how different materials can slow objects down as they move across them. We designed and constructed carriages to hold passengers and tested them moving along different cables to find out which design was best and which cables produces the most and least friction. Have a look at our investigation here!


Today we listened to the Planets music and created our own pieces. Please listen. 


 This half term, we have been listening to and analysing Holst’s Planet suite. Today, we created our own pieces following instructions from the planet we chose. We picked our own instruments and worked together to create our own planet pieces. 

See below a few compositions. 

Creating Craters

In our Science Lessons this week, we have been exploring how craters are created and whether the mass of an object affects the size of a crater. 

Last half term we wrote persuasive leaflets to encourage people to visit Middleton’s places of interest. Our local council were so impressed with this work that we were asked to make a presentation for their upcoming meeting. Have a look at our video below (and yes, it was quite a windy day!).


Pizza Heaven!

As part of our work on foods from around the world, we planned a pizza that would appeal to younger children. We worked in pairs and thought about the look of the pizza as well as what toppings they might prefer.

We asked the children to rate our pizzas for appearance, smell and taste before we got to take a bite ourselves!

Class Assembly- Oliver with a Twist

Over the past few weeks, we have been studying the novel Oliver Twist in our English work and have learnt how the poor lived in the Victorian Age. The author, Charles Dickens, was sent to work in a factory aged just 12. He never forgot how awful his time there was and later, when he was a successful author, he wrote Oliver Twist to show people what life was really like for some children.

In our English lessons, we have focused on the features of playscripts and how the personalities of characters can be shown through their words and actions. We adapted the novel into a playscript, writing our own scenes. Therefore,  some of the characters will be played by different actors in each scene.

Take a look at some of our pictures!

Science Investigation

In our science work today we have been exploring solubility. We tested different materials and predicted which would dissolve in water. We also looked at separation with different liquids.

Tom Gates Live

Today we visited Manchester's Opera House to watch a live version of the books which many of our children are familiar with. Tom Gates Live brought all of his doodling magic to life in a fun 2-hour tale about Tom, his family and friends.

We are hoping that this will inspire us in our own performance of Oliver Twist next week!

Judaism Talk

This week we have been learning about the Jewish Passover celebration in Religion and the story of Exodus. 

Today we were very lucky to have two visitors who were able to share the symbols of their religion with us and teach us more about some of the customs of their faith.

Poetry Recital

  Today we performed the two poems we have been learning in front of the school. Take a look at a video of our performance here!

Middleton Heritage Walk

Today we spent the morning looking at some of the historical sites in the local area, which we will use for the persuasive leaflets we are writing in English.

We walked up the 24 steps which L.S. Lowry painted, saw the grammar school, St. Leonard's church, Jubilee Park, the library, Redcroft, the home of famous architect Edgar Wood, and Long Street's Methodist church.

I'm sure we'll all sleep well tonight after all that exercise!

Thermal Insulators

In Science we are learning about the different properties of materials. Today we have planned and carried out our own investigations into which materials are the best insulators. We tested different materials and discussed ways we can make future experiments even fairer.

Anglo Saxon Day

What a great day we’ve had with Aethelwulf, learning all about life during the Anglo Saxon period! We tried on clothes, played games, improved our battle skills and learned about their everyday lives. Take a look at some of the things we did below.

Anglo-Saxon Villages

As part of our work on the Anglo-Saxons, we have been learning about how they lived and worked as a community. We researched jobs which people had within the village and what their buildings were made from and used for.

As a challenge, we had just 30 minutes to make a model village using the materials we were given with some interesting results! Take a look at our creations below.