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Welcome to the Sycamore Class!

The children in our class are 9 and 10 years old.


Covid-19 Home Learning

This page will be updated frequently with links to media and tasks appropriate to our learning in Year 5. All learning ideas for the week will be posted below, with our Google Classroom used collaboratively Monday to Friday. This allows for safe, monitored interaction between the children and gives them the opportunity to ask questions and submit work.

Any photographs emailed to me can also be shared on the Google Classroom.

Week beginning Monday 30th March 2020




  • English - Non-Chronological Reports 

 - take a look at the non-chron. reports from https://www.literacywagoll.com/non-chronological-report.html and get a feel for them. What's included? What isn't? How are they written? How are they presented/laid out?

- write a non-chron. report of your own, on a topic/person of your choosing. Google Docs or Slides will work best. Share it with me via the Google Classroom or email.

- See the Google Classroom for reading ideas

  • Please see the Google Classroom for this week's spelling lists.


See the Google Classroom for Times Tables links and ideas



  • Topic (History/Geography) - use Google Slides and create a presentation on 'Cities and Architecture of the Ancient Maya'. Share this with me via Google Classroom or email. Could this be the same topic as your English activity above?


  • Art - Have you heard of Rob Biddulph? No? You may recognise some of his artwork from books you already own! Take a look at some of his #DrawWithRob videos and try some illustrations out for yourself. If you're on social media he's very happy to see what you come up with! http://www.robbiddulph.com/draw-with-rob - so am I! Share on the Google Classroom, too!





  • Select something from the 'home learning ideas' below.


  • Have a browse of Espresso (see 'ping' and Google Classroom for log-on details). This is an excellent learning resource that can be used across the curriculum! Refer to it frequently. 

Stay safe and look after one another.

Mr. B.

What do we learn?

You can download various documents below, which show curriculum coverage and daily routines in Sycamore Class. 

Our Literacy is often based on our Topic planning, with a writing focus on the areas covered in History, Geography and Science. However, there are also essential skills and units that we will look at, in-line with the National Curriculum for Year 5.   

As you will see from the overview, our topic this half-term is  "The Mayan Civilisation”. We will be continuing to look at ‘Earth & Space' in science lessons, before moving on to the next topic: "Properties of Materials". 

In maths we'll be continuing to use our Abacus materials, as required, along with the White Rose Maths Hub. Do continue to use Hit the Button for times tables test preparation (it's tablet and smart phone-friendly). We begin this half-term with an emphasis on Measurement, where we will look at Area & Perimeter. We will then return to Multiplication and Division.  

Ahead of two competitions this term, Year 5 will beneft from sessions taught by a Leeds Rhinos rugby coach and a local tennis coach, too.

Important things to remember

Our Week in Year 5

Monday: P.E. kits need to be in school (appropriate for indoors and outdoors).

Tuesday: Times Tables tests.

Wednesday: Choir folders.

Thursday: Spellings test and new lists issued. Some children will need their swimming kit in school.

Friday: P.E. kits need to be in school (appropriate for indoors and outdoors). Certificates and rewards are given out. Have you been 'Green All Week'?


Homework: Reading, spellings, times tables, 1x piece of Maths homework (fortnightly), 1x piece of English/Learning Log (fortnightly). Please call in if a piece of homework is missing or has gone astray.

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