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Home Learning 21st-25th September 2020


Monday - 50s club

Tuesday - Rounding up to 1,000000

Wednesday - Negative numbers

Thursday - Roman numerals 

Friday - Addition (column method)


English - Jane Considine's Live Lessons

Monday -

Tuesday -

Wednesday -

Thursday - ???

Friday - ???


Meet The Teacher

Class teacher - Mr Dingley 

HLTA - Miss Doyle 

For the last 2 weeks of the academic year, I have uploaded some cross-curricular activities to complement The Boy at the Back of the Class, hopefully you will have some time to try these and find them enjoyable. If you haven't already done so, please email me your task for Ashley smiley. Ask your parents to check their emails on Thursday to arrange our next 'meet up'. 

Zoom & Laing Task

*WINNER* of the quiz was Joanna with a total of 9 points yes Closely followed by Chase & Kai in second place with 8 points. Well done everyone!

The answers were: 1) yolk 2) Evergreen 3) Liverpool 4) J 5) Joe Wicks or The Body Coach 6) 3 7) JK Rowling 8) Boris Johnson 

9) moon 10) light

It was great to see you again on Zoom and hear your voices! I look froward to your quiz answers being emailed to me smiley


I'm attaching below the video from Ashley about the Laing project that we all took part in before lock-down. Please watch it, then complete the task from the task sheet and email to me by the end of the day, Monday. It doesn't have to take long and I know that Ashley would really appreciate your feedback!

A message from Ashley

Still image for this video

The Boy at the Back of the Class: Completed!

*Thank you to those of you who have shared your final pieces so far; I will upload them on Friday so if anyone else has any work to share, send it to me* smiley

Well done on finishing this text! I hope that you enjoyed the story. I was surprised by the twist at the end. I have attached some reading and writing activities on these last chapters for you to complete by Monday 29th June. After that, we will focus on cross-curricular links based on the story. Do also keep practising your maths work; use the Oak Academy lessons for Year 5.


I will be in touch this week about organising another Zoom session for next week. 


Enjoy the sunny weather this week,


Mrs McDevitt



Thank you to all of you who took part in our Zoom session; it was lovely to see all of your smiling faces!

I have decided to ask you to finish the book over the weekend , and I will post the work on Monday. So finish chapter 24, then read 25 & 26. 

I will get in touch about the next Zoom session. smiley


Please read chapters 21-23 by Friday. Check back for more related work on Friday smiley


I'm looking forward to meeting up with you on Zoom on Friday. Check your emails to book your place. 

Completed Work

Here are the new reading and writing activities for this week. Thank you to those children who have sent in their work so far; please send in any work that you complete by Monday. It would be great to see a range of London brochures from you smiley I will post the new chapters to read next Monday. 


Please read chapters 16-20 over the weekend and I will post activities on Monday smiley

Welcome back!

I hope that you are enjoying the sun and have been reading our class text. The new activities are above for you to try. I am loving this book and will definitely be looking at other books from this author, Onjali Q. Rauf.

Remember to keep practising your maths work too by using the TimesTables Rockstars page (I have your log in if you need it) and trying out some of the Oak Academy maths lessons. I will re-post the link.

I am looking forward to talking to some of you over the phone this week too! 

Mrs McDevitt

Completed Work


As it is half-term this week, I won't set any activities for you to complete!

During the course of the week, read chapters 9-15 of the book and I will put the activities online on Monday June 1st laugh

Have a lovely week.


Mrs McDevitt

The Boy at the Back of the Class

Please complete the reading questions and writing activities by Friday and email them into school smiley On Friday, I will put up the new chapters to read.

If you would like to complete some Maths questions, I recommend looking at the Oak Academy Gov lessons on the links below; they cover a variety of maths topics for Year 5.

Please read chapters 4-8 & I will post the activities to complete on Monday. 

Thank you to those children who have sent in work- it's great to see what you have been up to.

Completed work

Well done Joanna for completing and handing in the questions on chapter 1-3. It's great to see so many of you enjoying the book!

I hope you have enjoyed the chapters so far! I loved meeting the characters, Tom, Josie, Michael and Ahmet! I found it hard to work out the narrators name? I thought it was lovely how he thought about the feelings of the new boy, Ahmet, and winked at him! Jennie doesn't sound too kind though! And what does seclusion mean? Where do you think that Ahmet goes? 


I've attached the quiz and the writing activities- have a go at them and email pictures or documents of your work to me by Friday :) 

On Friday, I will put up the new chapters for you to read.

Happy reading & writing. laugh

Welcome to our class read for the Summer Term!


Some of you already have either collected or had delivered your own copy of the book- these are for you to keep!

Once you have got your book, read chapters 1-3 by Tuesday. Check back in on this page and there will be a little quiz to answer on the chapters and a writing activity for you to try wink.


If you don't have your book, it may be delivered this weekend. If it isn't, please collect from the school office on Monday. Any problems with this, let the office know on Monday. 


I will be reading the same chapters as you! I'm looking forward to finding out, who this boy is, does he have friends, why is he at the back of the class? 


Happy reading!

Life Experiences Menu- how many will you do?

Welcome to the new Summer Term!

Again, it's different to our usual ways of working but remember we are still here for you. I'm uploading an English unit for you to have a go at to support your learning; it is an easy to follow guide. If you have any questions, please email me . If you complete this unit, send in your work and I will share it on our class page (you may email in any work that you would like to share- thank you David for sending yours in!) :) There are also lots of other ideas on here for you to try including the Oak Academy lessons which have a new programme each week- take a look! 

I will be continuing to phone you throughout this half term!

Mrs McDevitt

Week 3: Holy Week

Hello Year 5!

Week 2 of Home Learning.


I'm going to put some suggestions here each week for you to try.


If you have finished your Home Learning Class Pack, I recommend you having a go at:

The Body Coach PE lesson from 9.00-9.30 each day.

Maths: Complete the daily lesson from the White Rose maths scheme (the link is below). 

Writing: There are a range of KS2 writing challenges on the link below. The 'Take a Stand' challenge looks interesting!

Reading: I have attached below a range of reading comprehensions for you to complete at your leisure. If you have finished your current book, there is a link to Scholastic below which has access to magasines & extracts to read along with some activities to match.


I am also adding some new activities to this page each week for you to try- do keep coming back to visit our page and see what is new!

*Remember to include some time for you to relax, record in your journal, draw, watch some TV!*


Non-Screen Activities

Online home learning.
Websites to keep you moving and keep fit. 

Religious Education

Year 5 working from home.

Year 5 Historic England project.

The children in Year 5 have been lucky to take part in a Historic England project this week. Over two day they have studied images from the John Laing construction of the new Coventry Cathedral. Ashley and Martin led the sessions on historical study skills.They also visited the Cathedral with two ex-employees of Laing and interviewed them, looked at photos and shared stories. This was all captured by film by professional film-makers who are producing a 3 minute film of the children's experiences. Everyone reported on 'How well-mannered, nice, kind and thoughtful' our children were, which was lovely to hear. Thank you to Mrs McDevitt and Miss Howes for organising the days and making sure everything ran smoothly. 

Is it ever right to fight?

Year 5 enjoyed a debate on Friday about whether it was right to fight, linking it back to our topic in Theme of World War 2. There was very good points for, for and against. When it came to vote on what they agreed with, it was dead heat... 16 for and against!

Goodnight Mister Tom.

As we have now finished Harry Potter, year 5 have now started a new book in English called 'Goodnight Mister Tom'. We are linking it to our World War 2 topic in theme. Today they got the chance to look at some of the things, young children during the war, would of had in their suitcase.

Year 5 in Science and phases in the moon.

In science yesterday, the children learnt about the movements and the phases of the moon. They showed their understanding by using Oreo cookies. The Oreos showed the phases of the moon. They enjoyed this lesson very much, especially when they got to eat the biscuits. 

Year 5 visit to Harry Potter!

The children and the staff had a magical time at Harry Potter studios on Thursday. It was extra special as the studio was dressed up for Christmas. Highlights included, the Gryffindor common room, the potions classroom, Hogwarts express, the Forbidden Forest, Gringotts bank, Diagon alley and Privet drive. The children also took part in an English lesson, where they got to see some actual props from the movie. They were given tips on how to make a good story. The children were well behaved and really enjoyed the trip.

The Victorians

Year 5 have been working on The Victorians this term in Theme. To round off the unit, they gathered all their information up, that they have learnt, and in groups, presented it to the class. The researched about the coal mines, school life, working life and transport, and also how have things changed and what laws were put in place.

Year 5's Advent inspire workshop.

Year 5 enjoyed their 'Advent Inspire workshop' this morning. They were reflecting on the coming of Jesus by doing activities that included, making Bambinelli's, prayers, bible journals. Thank you to all the parents that came, hope you equally enjoyed it. 

Year 5's Bambinelli's.

Year 5 made gorgeous Bambinelli's this week, ready to be blessed at Mass on Friday morning.

Our year 5 PSCO's.

Year 5 at the cinema to see the 'Addams Family'.

Year 5 had a fabulous day at the old town museum in Blists Hill. They dressed up as Victorian children and went to school. They also explored the old town and even got to go into some shops to purchase goods with pennies and farthings! They also learnt how to make candles and got to dip some candles of their own. They all came to the conclusion that we are very lucky to live in the time that we do, with all the living luxuries that we have. Thank you Mrs McDevitt, Miss Howes and Mr Checkley. 

Year 5 at Blists Hill.

Year 5 are enjoying a 'Drop everything and read' session to start our afternoon off in a peaceful way.

Best way to start to afternoon!

Year 5 on BMX day.

Year 5 learning new tricks on a BMX.
Year 5 really enjoyed working with 'The BMX Man'.

Year 5 have started Harry Potter!

Kornelia finding out which house she is in!
Filip finding out which house he is in!
Chase finding out which house he is in!
Our class display of Harry Potter!