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𝓦𝓮𝓵𝓬𝓸𝓶𝓮 𝓽𝓸 𝓨𝓮𝓪𝓻 5 𝓐𝓻𝓰𝓮𝓷𝓽𝓲𝓷𝓪 𝓒𝓵𝓪𝓼𝓼


Welcome to Argentina class, made up of 31 amazing children, Mrs Thorpe (class teacher) and our teaching assistants Mrs Styring and Mrs Read. On our webpage you will find lots of useful information and updates throughout the year. More regular 'in the moment' updates will be shared through Class Dojo so please make sure you're connected! For your information, every other Tuesday Miss Roberts will cover the class during my PPA time (planning, preparation and assessment time).

Zoom Meeting!

Below are the instructions you will need to get set up, I will re-post these closer to the time as well. I will also share the meeting ID before the end of the week. Please note I will not be putting the meeting ID onto the webpage, I will only post it on dojo. If you are not connected to Dojo please email me for the ID:

Instructions for set up:
If you haven't used zoom before, download onto your laptop, tablet or phone and register.
It will then ask you if you want to 'join a meeting'
Click on this then type in the meeting ID number and you should be connected.
Make sure that you turn on the video and sound.
Go to gallery in the top right-hand corner and you should be able to see everyone by selecting that view.
The first 5 mins of the meeting will be free-flow chat whilst we allow time for everyone to connect then I have some questions for the children.

Lets see how this goes!

Inspirational Women - Summer Term 1


It's time to change our topic in Year 5 and in times of uncertainty it's good to be inspired by others! Our new topic is all about inspirational women that have done some pretty cool things. We'll be learning about Amelia Earhart, Grace Darling and Ellen MaCarthur. 


We'll link in the different things they did as part of a Geography topic so be prepared to learn about the different oceans and seas, continents around the world and all about our coastlines. Perhaps these women will inspire us to do some amazing things now and in the future!

Optional Easter Activities




Test Date:


Spring spelling 






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Words with


' letters at start




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Words with

silent letters 





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Test Date:


Words with

'ie' after c 





Test Date:


Word with 'ee' 

sound spelled 'ei' 

after c
















You are hopefully aware of Spelling Shed, our new program to help the children with their spelling. The children all have a login for Spelling Shed, which is stuck somewhere in their diary. To help the children improve their spelling, I have made a couple of changes to the way spellings are taught/tested.


1. We will still continue to test the words on the Year 5 word list (documents found below). However this will only happen once or twice a month rather than each week.


2. Each week or every other week we will focus on a particular spelling rule, for example words that end in tial. The children will complete activities in class for these words and will also have that spelling rule set for them on Spelling Shed to practise at home or in school when time allows. 


This will allow the children exposure to a greater number of words and help them with their general spelling in written work rather than just focusing on spelling a few words. The spellings will be posted on ClassDojo for the following Friday. If spellings are not posted on ClassDojo then words from the spelling list will be tested.​


Homework each week could be mymaths, or a topic related piece. Homework on the webpage will be updated by the end of each week, homework is expected in the end of the following week. Homework runs along side regular reading (both independently and to an adult) and learning spellings.



Spring 2

06.03.20 - MyMaths - perimeter 

28.02.20 - MyMaths - measuring angles


Spring 1

06.02.20 - Keep a diary of the different phases of the moon over the next few weeks. As a challenge can you state what the moon phase is for each day? A recording sheet has been sent home.

31.01.20 - SPAG.COM - Apostrophes & plurals

24.01.20 - My Maths - Multiplying Fractions

17.01.20 - Based on what we have read so far, design your own alternative front cover for the Holes book. This could go on our display, so make sure it's your best work!

10.01.20 - My Maths Bar Model Fractions


Autumn 2

Date Set: 

08.11.19 Learn BSL song for class assembly

22.11.19 MyMaths - short division 


Autumn 1 

Date Set:

13.09.19 My Maths - Place Value

20.09.19 My Maths - Rounding decimals 

24.09.19 War Horse picture, children to create an image of Joey the war horse, this can be in any style they want. Paper available from school if needed.

04.10.19 My Maths - Ordering decimals 

11.10.19 Mental Health Awareness Day leaflet 

18.10.19 MyMaths - addition and subtraction

Homework Documents



Autumn Term 1 and 2: Conflicts

We will be covering the following: 

War poetry


Newspaper reports


Causes of WW1

War art 

War Horse (our class text) 


...and much more!


Spring Term 1 and 2: Land of the Free

We will be covering the following: 

Framed narrative technique (story within a story)


Descriptive writing

Persuasive letter 

Diary entries 

Earth and Space

Materials and their properties 

Human/physical geography

Dream catchers



Forest School

...and much more, take a look at the curriculum map below for more information!



Spring 2

  • Monday 24th February - INSET day 
  • Tuesday 25th February - children back to school (Mrs. T PPA)
  • Friday 28th February - swimming
  • Thursday 5th March - World Book Day
  • Friday 6th March - swimming
  • Tuesday 10th March - Mrs. T PPA
  • Friday 13th March - swimming
  • Friday 20th March - swimming
  • Tuesday 24th March - Mrs. T PPA
  • Friday 27th March - swimming (last swimming session)
  • Friday 3rd April - last day of Spring 2

Summer 1

  • Monday 20th April - children back to school 
  • Thursday 21st May - last day of Summer 1
  • Friday 22nd May - INSET day 

Summer 2

  •  Monday 1st June - children back to school 
  • Tuesday 21st July - last day of school



If you need to contact me the best way to do so is via Class Dojo. If you need to meet with me in person please call or email to arrange a time. I will not be able to meet with any parent/guardian at the start of the school day as the children are arriving, as per school policy.