Here at Lyminster Primary School we believe that the Year 5 children should be given the opportunity to grow in confidence as young people both academically and personally. As they enter the Upper Phase, we aim to prepare them for their final stage of learning in primary school. We continue to help them develop as independent learners who can thrive and progress through the experiences of a wide and broad-based curriculum. We continue to develop their confidence skills and encourage them to become naturally curious learners.
School Closures - Home Learning
The Year 5 teachers hope you are all well and are missing you all! The priority at this time is for you to stay safe and spend time with your families having fun, relaxing and looking after your health and wellbeing. But here are some activities and links to help you with your home learning. Do what you can, in your own time and alter as you please to suit you and your family. You may wish to create your own project too about something you are interested in and we can look at these when we come back to school, or you can share them on the school Twitter page or email them to Mrs Woods: firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a website with step by step videos and worksheets (which you can print or just have a go at on paper whilst looking at them on the screen) We are working on this area of fractions but you may want to look at other areas of the website too with your child. Basic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division using standard methods would be good to practise.
Keep accessing TTRockstars to keep your multiplication tables sharp. Or get your parents/siblings to spot test you! Can you play a game of Bingo with them?
Mrs Woods is setting a weekly task on MyMaths- these are varied tasks selected to cover various areas of Maths to keep your skills and knowledge sharp. She is checking to see who has had a go and you can see messages on there from her and feedback. Well done to all who have had a go- if you find it tricky, just do your best and remember that you can use paper and pen alongside it to help you work out the calculations.
BBCBitesize have good videos and activities on all areas of Maths too.
A good use of your time would be to keep practising basic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Try to remember and practise the standard methods we learnt in class. As an extra challenge, use decimals or create/look up worded problems then solve them.
This website has all the Greek myths in well written but child friendly language. Encourage your child to read some of these, or read with/to them to expose them to a wide range of these tales. We are writing our own Greek myths in class, so they could write their own Greek myth at home and even illustrate it or make it into a book, with a front cover and blurb if they want to.
Can you create your own Greek mythical creature? Create it in any way you like! This could be a drawing, a piece of writing, a poem. It could be made out of plasticine, lego or even something edible! Be imaginative! Again, you can post these on the Twitter page or email them to Mrs Woods.
Remember to practise Year 4 and 5 spellings and learn other words you know you are unsure of.
Do something you are interested in for example: look at digital maps and locate places. Can you learn capital cities of countries around the world?
Above all: use this time to set your OWN learning and enjoy it! Like drawing? Draw. Like baking? Bake. Love Sport? Create your own games in the garden, go cycling for your daily exercise or make up your own assault course in the house or garden!
Any questions, concerns or just want to say hello- email Mrs Woods on
George has been really busy doing his own learning at home. He has focused on his interest in Science. Look at his fantastic work! Well done George!
During this term we have had great fun learning all about the Greeks! The children have looked at the geography of this country and compared it to the UK plus studied the food grown and eaten there. The children worked hard to produce their own fact sheets all about Greece where they researched their information and presented it neatly with the features of an information text, such as headings, sub-headings, captions. We have also had a GReek Day where we focused on the Ancient Greeks and enjoyed dressing up.
We made Moussaka in stages. First making the white sauce then the meat mixture (and a veggie option!) then we sliced and baked the aubergines and potatoes and finally layered it all up. We served up our dishes on the day of the Restaurant Wars and received a huge amount of very positive feedback and...won! Well done Year 5!
All had great fund dressing up as Ancient Greeks and taking part in the following activities: Greek myth drama workshop, Ancient Greek writing, Ancient Greek Maths, Making clay Greek vases and Greek dancing to Zorba the Greek! The children all looked fantastic and joined in fully with all the activities.
Skellig Workshop at The Littlehampton Academy
We have been reading the book Skellig by David Almond and all have thoroughly enjoyed the story. Year 5 then got the opportunity to travel to and take part in this workshop where they all made brilliant clay figures of Skellig and added wings made of wire and paper. Our thanks to TLA for hosting and organising this.
Final mini topic- Kensuke's Kingdom, Michael Morpurgo
We will be reading and studying this book, linking our written work and our art work to it.
Follow the link to play Ricsean's fantastic maze game, created using Scratch: Gobo's Maze