Year 5 2019 - 2020

Miss Hodgkiss

Welcome to the Year 5 homepage. 

Our topic for Spring term 1 is The Shang Dynasty and our topic for Spring term 2 is the Mayans. 

Here is a wonderful website with book recommendations for all year groups. 

Home learning

Maths home learning will be TT Rockstars. Please work on Times tables with your children, they need to work on knowing these inside out recalling tables quickly to problem solve. Consider the inverse operation of division, knowing that 64 divided by 8 = 8. 

Reading is another home learning you will do weekly. Reading is a fantastic way to learn and to stretch your imagination. In year 5 we work hard to develop our fluency and understanding of text focussing on active reading where we question, summarise and investigate language.  

Each Monday a task will be assigned in your reading journals and will be expected in the following Friday.  I have examples around the classroom if anyone would like to have a look at the expected standard of homework.  It is never about the quantity but more importantly the quality of what is written and how it is presented.  Please ensure your writing for each piece of homework is detailed and interesting.

Click here to see the list of activities they have in their reading journal. 

Spellings are given to the children each week and they will be tested at the end of the week. Please practise these weekly on SpellingShed and consider the spelling patterns and methods to help them remember them for the future. 


Year 5 Important Information

MONDAY: Outdoor PE with Anthony - all children should have their outdoor kit and trainers every week. 

                Reading Journal homework given out.

TUESDAY: Swimming - all children need swimwear and a towel. Children may also bring a healthy snack for after the lesson. 

Squash (Spring term 1) - All children need to come into school in their PE kits. They may bring a healthy snack for in between Swimming and Squash. 


THURSDAY: Indoor PE - Dance/Gymnastics (Spring term 2)                  

FRIDAY: Orchestra - don't forget your instrument! 

               Reading Journal homework to be handed in.

               Spelling test. 

SATURDAY/SUNDAY: Fun, family time, getting outside and reading for pleasure if you so like.


Daily mile: Please make sure children have trainers avaliable in school for them to complete the Daily mile everyday. 


Regulation, named, indoor PE kit (black shorts and pumps with red or white T-shirt) needs to be in school all the time. Thank you.



These links may help with homework and to support our learning! Children with IDL logins only


Further information about our adventures and learning as well as specific news and notices will be posted directly to parents via our Class Dojo.







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Dean Valley Community Primary School, Albert Road, Bollington, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK10 5HS