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Welcome to Year 5 PPT for Sept 2020

Dear Asteroid Class,

Thank you to everyone who took part in our last zoom meeting last week to share your memories of being in Asteroid class. The Harry Potter trip to the studios was very popular along with making your own ice cream. 

Well done, to Caitlin, Emily, Adriana and Mollie who won the Scavenger Hunt last week with Kieron coming a close second! 

Stay safe, 

Miss Clark 


Well done for all your fantastic work on space so far. I hope you are enjoying this Learning Experience and are ready to continue learning about it.  I have shared photos of work I have been emailed, so make sure you email me anything you have done that you are proud of. 


This week's Learning Experience is continuing to think about Space! You will find a PDF explaining what you will need to do each day for English plus PE, transition and PSHE activities. 


You will also find Guided Reading tasks, spellings, Maths and Word of the Day to complete during the week too. 


Please can you also keep your times table knowledge up together by practicing daily on Times Table Rockstars:  You will find your log in details in your reading records.


There is also still time to complete the Wincanton Book Challenge 2020 to try to earn a bronze, silver or gold certificate! I have been impressed with the entries so far. You can see some entries below, as well as many other pieces of work I have been impressed with. Please email them to:


Work that you have shared with me as well as photographs can be found below after the work set for this week. 


Stay safe and take care.

Miss Clark

English and afternoon tasks for 13th - 17th June 2020

Maths for 13th - 17th June 2020

All videos and worksheets linked below.

Guided Reading for 13th - 17th July 2020

Monday’s Guided Reading

Today’s text is called A Moving Toy. Read the text about the moving toy and answer the questions about it. Then check your answers.

Meteors: Use the same text and answer the questions about it before checking your answers.  

See attached text, questions and answers.  


Wednesday’s Guided Reading

Today’s text is called Pets and Pests. Read the scenes involving pets and then write what you think will happen next using clues from the text to help you. You can then check what some possible answers could be.

See attached task and possible answers.


Friday’s Guided Reading

Today’s text is called Missing Words. Read the sentences and decide which word is missing using the words from the box at the bottom of the page. Explain your reasons for your decisions.  You can then check your answers.

See attached task and answers.


 To support you:

You will find a word mat about Imperative Verbs.

Spellings for 13th - 17th July 2020

Monday's Spellings

Write a sentence to explain the definition of each of the following words that are homophones:














Tuesday's Spellings

Go on to the Spelling Frame website: Work through Spelling Rule 51, looking at homophones and other words that are often confused.


Wednesday's Spellings

Go on to the Spelling Frame website:

Continue to work through Spelling Rule 51, looking at homophones and other words that are often confused.


Thursday’s Spellings

Go on to the Spelling Frame website:

Spend 10 minutes working through the test on Spelling Rule 51, looking at homophones and other words that are often confused.


Friday’s Spellings

Write a sentence that includes each of the following words that are homophones:














To support you with your spellings this week:


You can watch or join in again with a video of a song and dance about homophones:


You can have another look at the examples of homophones on the Word Mats attached below.

Word of the Day for 13th - 17th July 2020 (if you want to keep doing them)


Reading Book Challenge
Thank you for sharing your work with me. Here are some photographs of work to enjoy!

PSHE for 19th June 2020 Letters 


Dear Asteroid,

Hope you are doing well! I wonder what you have been doing for the past months.I haven't been doing much thanks to the weather, but I have been to Torque to enjoy some of the nice weather. If your birthday was in lock down then happy birthday! 🎉

From Carmen

P.S I wonder who is in school. 

Exciting News

Reuben entered the BBC Radio 2 500 Words 2020 Competition and got to the final. If you click on the link you can hear his story being read by John Lightbody from the BBC Radio Drama Company. Well done, Reuben! 

Space Work
Plant Work
Castles and King Arthur Work
King Arthur Quizzes to try

Lexie's Quiz

Mollie's King Arthur Quiz

Mason's Quiz

Mason's Quiz Answers

Hannah's Quiz

Hannah's Quiz Answers

Superheroes Work
Art Work
Animation Work

Two Dinosaurs and a Hatchling by George

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Just part of George's animation

Daphne and Moonie and the Missing Cake

Still image for this video

Lily M's Animation

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Grace Darling and Lifeboats Work
Mary Anning and Fossils Work
Stone Age Narrative Poems
Wind in the Willows
Wincanton Book Challenge Entries

Year 5 Powerpoint Presentation


Please click on the link below to take you to the Parents Curriculum Support page where you will find the Reading Guide for Parents and Volunteer Readers.  This guide will provide you with helpful information and tips when reading with your child / children.

Curriculum Newsletters

Welcome to Asteroid Class!


The adults that work in Asteroid Class are Miss Clark and Miss Chapman.



Welcome to year 5.  This term our PE day will be every Thursday morning and also alternating Tuesday/Wednesdays.  On these days, please ensure that:

  • Children have all of the correct kit in school.
  • Long hair is tied back.
  • (If possible) bring both trainers and daps so they have the appropriate footwear for both indoor and outdoor PE.
  • Earrings are removed or taped over.


Maths homework will be given out on Fridays and due in the following Thursday. The spellings will also be given on the Friday and be tested on the following Friday. Your child should be able to complete this work independently as it will be based on work they have already done in class. Please do not hesitate to speak to us if you have any concerns.


Times table recall remains a focus this year and children will be tested weekly through ‘Times Table Olympics’ to ensure that their recall is quick and accurate. Times Table Rockstars is a great resource to support this and it can be accessed on laptops and tablets at home, as well as at school.


We are also encouraging all children to read at home; this needs to be recorded in the children's reading records. It is very important for the children to read regularly and understand their reading so that they can take the Accelerated Reader quizzes within school. When your child gets 85% or above in these quizzes, they are rewarded with a star which is put onto a class chart. We are aiming for 100 stars so that we can have a class treat!


Photos, news and pieces of work will also be added regularly to this page so make sure to watch this space.

Thanks for visiting.

Learning Experience 

Our learning experience this half term is called  


Please see our curriculum newsletter at the top of page for more information




The Hook:




Take home task:


Hand in date: 


How you can support your child at home:


  • Encourage children to learn table facts up to 12 x 12 – improve speed and accuracy if possible.
  • Ensure that your child reads at least 4 times a week and has the opportunity to discuss their reading with you. Please could you ensure this is recorded in their reading record.
  • Help them to learn their weekly spellings and ensure they understand their meaning.
  • Encourage children to complete their maths homework with as much independence as possible.



Some of Asteroid Class reading to Neptune Class as part of World Book Day

The Hook Day for Time Traveller saw an archaeologist visit and teach us all about the Stone Age. We had to draw pictures like cave paintings, go on a hunt for mammoths and dig for artefacts. 

These are some screenshots of the different scenes from our green screen film Asteroid made about whether zoos are good or not.

During our Animal Magic Learning Experience the children wrote their own sonnet poem about an animal of their choice. This is a sonnet written by George about a koala.

Year 5 and 6 Spellings


Don't forget to use the 'HIT THE BUTTON' website. Here you can:


  • rehearse multiplication tables
  • division facts
  • doubles
  • halves
  • square numbers
  • factors and prime numbers



Previous learning experiences / other class photos

On our Hook Day for Animal Magic we completed sketches of different characteristics of an animal before creating a picture of half an animal that was printed and we drew the other half with a media of our choice. 


In Year 5 at the end of our Bridge That Gap Learning Experience we learnt about gears, pulleys and levers in Science. One member of our class was able to create some of their own using knex. 

PREVIOUS HOOK DAY - Harry Potter Studio Tour

HOOK DAY - Harry Potter Studio Tour

Science - investigating forces

On Friday the 21st June 2024 there will be a Mufti (non uniform) Day to support the PTA Summer Fete. The PTA are requesting the following items Reception: Cakes, Years 1 and 2: Bottles of any sort for a tombola and Year 3,4, 5 and and 6: Chocolate & Sweets. Thank you for your support.