Welcome to Year 5
The home of inspirational musicians!
Glennie: Mrs Hilton
Sheeran : Miss Curtin /Mrs Giles
Beatles: Miss Parker
Home Learning - Google Classroom
In the event of children being required to learn from home, including during periods of self-isolation, all home learning will be uploaded to Google Classroom. Here, children can find and complete their home learning before submitting it back to their teacher to be marked.
If you are unsure of how to access Google Classroom or need some help with troubleshooting, take a look at the Powerpoint below:
The children are now being asked to wear their PE kits into school on their PE days. If it is wet/muddy they may wish to bring an extra pair of shoes with them too.
Beatles: PE days : Monday and Thursday
Sheeran: PE days: Wednesday and Thursday
Glennie: PE days: Tuesday and Thursday
Year 5 Team
Year 5 recommended reading list
Please find some great books for year 5 children to read below:
Welcome to Year 5!
The home of inspirational musicians
Class Sheeran- Mrs Merrills and Mrs Priest
Class Beatles- Miss Parker
Class Glennie- Mrs Hilton
learning at home - find what you need here.
Click on the subject links below....
If you have any questions, please email them to
We will update the pages with new information regularly so keep looking!
Coming up in June: 30 Days Wild
This June, join thousands of people taking part in our annual nature challenge, 30 Days Wild! We want you to do one wild thing a day throughout the whole month: for your health, wellbeing and for the planet. That’s 30 simple, fun and exciting Random Acts of Wildness.
Check out The Wildlife Trust's website to find out more https://action.wildlifetrusts.org/page/57739/petition/1
12.4.20 Spelling page updated with Year 5 statutory words
Hi everyone! Please have a look and try some of these fun activities that Mrs Smithson and Mrs Johnson have provided for you to try at home either by yourself or with your family. We would love to see your attempts at dance routines or some of the games or artwork that you produce. Please send in photos or videos that you would be happy to share via....(whichever platform you choose to use!!!!!)
Check out the Thrive tab for the weekly activities.
Happy May everyone! It has been lovely catching up with some of you over phone calls or zoom calls this week, please contact the office if you would like to be added to either of these lists. We have set up zoom calls and some may be happening weekly please do not feel like you have to attend every zoom meeting that you are invited to these are optional, but it is lovely to see as many of you as possible. I hope you are all staying safe and keeping well. It has been great to see your work being sent in too, keep it up you guys are doing an amazing job!
Year 5 teachers.
Morning all! Hope you have managed to consume some lovely chocolate over the Easter holidays. We are all missing having you with us at school and hope that you are all staying safe and enjoying time with your families.
For those of you that have completed the school work set on google classroom and would like more school work to do, please feel free to check out BBC Bitesize. They have a wide range of daily lessons for all subjects. Some include video and tasks for you to try. Please don't feel that you need to complete this too but it is a useful resource if you would like to access more work.
Mrs Merrills has added some exciting Outdoor Learning activities for you to try over the Easter Holidays - check out the link to Outdoor Learning to take a look.
Good morning year 5, welcome to week 2.
This is a very exciting week as you now have access to Google Classroom! This week is your chance to have a play with it and see how it works. You are also able to communicate with other children in your year group who can help you with your learning.
There will be work on the website as there was last week for you to complete Have a look in the Maths and English areas for new learning. Why not try and do some science this week too. There are lots of exciting websites to have a look at under the science tab.
Wednesday 25th March 2020
Hello year 5 - did you know that Edinburgh zoo are live streaming their animals? Click on the link below and take a virtual tour of the zoo to see penguins, pandas, tigers and koalas. Enjoy and stay safe
Year 5 have been learning about how the brain works and the idea of 'neuroplasticity' - we can reshape and grow our brain. The idea of growth mindset and resilience is especially important during these stressful and uncertain times.
Our PSHE (Personal, Social, Health Education) lessons are normally scheduled for half an hour each week - we would like you to research Growth Mindset and produce a powerpoint or similar to present your findings;
- What is Growth Mindset?
- What is Fixed Mindset?
- Why is it important?
- What are your own beliefs about your learning?
- Write some Growth Mindset statements
A note to parents:
I have been reading a book called 'The Silent Guides' by Professor Steve Peters (who also wrote The Chimp Paradox). It is a fascinating insight into how children's brains develop. It has a partner book, 'My Hidden Chimp', which is written for children.
Take care, Mrs Merrills 24.3.20
Spring Term 2020 Topic:
This term, the children will be learning about:
Ancient Sumeria, Indus Valley, Ancient Egypt and the Shang Dynasty
Autumn Term 2019 Topic:
This half term the children will be learning about...
Amazing Amazon and Brilliant Brazil!
Mr and Mrs Lawrence and Martha visited our school to share with the children their experiences during the War. Mr Lawrence was a young boy during the Blitz and went on to join the Navy. Martha was an evacuee and shared her experiences of being moved to several families during the war- some more positive than others!
Our thanks to our amazing visitors for sharing their experiences with us. The children absolutely loved listening to them and asking really thoughtful questions.