Welcome to Year 5 Brilliant Badgers and Cheeky Chipmunks


In light of the latest government news, the Year 5 teachers will be uploading activities to this website page every week day (not in the Easter holidays), with a list of tasks that we will expect children to complete that day. New tasks will be uploaded/given each day, if your child needs additional resources, support or advice, please email your child's class teacher or Miss Tucker so she can forward your email to us. We have put together a list of activities and websites that can be downloaded and saved/printed/completed by your child, this can be found below the weekly activities on this page. Remember if you have been assigned a Purple Mash task, then you need to press 'hand in' if this is available.

Please click on the date that you need so that you can open the tasks.

If you are struggling to save/use purple mash or other online websites due to system errors, don't worry, just complete the other tasks for today and try again later or tomorrow, tasks will be up for 1 week.  Any problems with fitting everything in or if you need support please contact us Miss Westley hwestley@greenwooprimary.org.uk or Mr Jackson ajackson@greenwoodprimary.org.uk.

We would love to hear how you are all getting on and hope you are outside as much as you can, enjoying the sunshine!



A new TT Rockstars battle, but who will win this time?! Well done to all of the Y5 girls who have smashed this battle against the boys #girlsrule 

Y5 v Y6 starts 8.30am Monday and Ends 3.30pm Friday!!!     


Riddle of the day... Battle with Y6, solve the riddle first and you could have the chance of giving us the new riddle for the day after... Are you ready for the challenge?!

 Have a look on the Y6 page for the latest riddle, who will win?!


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Tasks - Make sure you check the riddles on Y6's class page too!

Friday 27th March 2020

Thursday 26th March 2020

Wednesday 25th March 2020

Tuesday 24th March 2020

Monday 23rd March 2020 


Fancy an extra challenge?

Outdoor arts challenges

Lego challenges

Book challenges

Random challenges

Mixed school based challenges 


Websites for resources



https://whiterosemaths.com/resources/schemes-of-learning/primary-sols/ (some free resources)  







https://www.planbee.com/uks2-home-learning-pack-maths (Need to add to basket but it is free)

Ask Alexa to ‘test me on maths’




www.twinkl.co.uk/offer - Free log in for 1 month with PARENTSTWINKLHELPS code



https://www.planbee.com/uks2-home-learning-pack-english (Need to add to basket but it is free)







Take a look at this message from Jane Goodall about the coronavirus. Jane is one of the scientists that we have learnt about during our recent science topic but also on Science Day! https://youtu.be/9TbkN5BkxFg 




https://www.onceuponapicture.co.uk Click on a picture to open up questions and activities based on the picture

www.twinkl.co.uk/offer - Free log in for 1 month with PARENTSTWINKLHELPS code



https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/ additional details on letter




Yoga - https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga & https://www.cosmickids.com/

PE game ideas (some are free and some to buy) -  www.thepeshed.com/pe-game-ideas    








COSTS https://www.planbee.com/art/ks2-art






Duolingo app


Other websites


Google – Topmarks





www.twinkl.co.uk/offer - Free log in for 1 month with PARENTSTWINKLHELPS code


Booklet with activities for all year groups FREE DOWNLOAD TTS  http://www.tts-group.co.uk/on/demandware.static/-/Library-Sites-TTSSharedLibrary/default/vaea75f5663a038b8658d258fd198e57ce70b35d6/images/homepage/My_Activity_Book_Yrs_7_11.pdf?version=1,584,037,589,000

The Year 5 Team

In Cheeky Chipmunks, our teacher is Miss Westley and in Brilliant Badgers, our teacher is Mr Jackson. 

The super Year 5 teaching assistants are: 

Miss Pearson and Miss Richardson


Year 5 Latest News



Here is our latest newsletter (Spring Term)

 Spring Term


Our Topics

Autumn 1: Is there anybody out there?

Based on Earth and Space (with hopefully trip to the Space Centre in Leicester) and the text 'Cosmic'


Autumn 2: Why did the Vikings win most battles against the Anglo Saxons?

Based on Horrible Histories Non-Fiction books and Viking Boy


Spring 1: Could you be the next CSI Investigator?

Based on the text 'Atticus Claw Breaks the Law', please do not read this book as we will be reading it as a class.


Spring 2: Why should I be proud to come from Nottingham?

Based on Mining (including hopefully a visit from some former miners) and the text 'A Flight of Angels'


Summer 1: Why does what goes up, must always come down?

Based on Forces and the texts 'The man who walked between the towers' and 'Nothing to be afraid of' please do not read these books as we will be reading them as a class.


Summer 2: Why should the rain forests be important to all of us?

Based on the text 'The Lorax' and non-fiction texts about rain forests


If you would like to know more about the other topics that we learn about in Year 5, then please go to the 'Curriculum' tab under the 'Learning' section on the website, to see our long term overview.



In Year 5, excellent behaviour and being role models for the rest of the school is extremely important and as a class we have created our own charters which all the children have signed to say they agree to.

Please click on the link below to see our charters:

Chipmunks Class Charter

Badgers Class Charter


Helping your child with their learning

To help with your child's learning at home, we have created and attached a guide to give you some support. If you require any more advice, then please don't hesitate to ask a member of the Year 5 team.

Please click the links below:

Parents Guide - Year 5

Maths - Fractions Booklet

Maths - Four Operations Booklet


Homework and activities to complete at home

In Year 5, we are keen for the children to practice the skills and learning objectives that they cover in school and we will expect them to complete:


Literacy Homework

1 piece of literacy homework every 2 weeks - this will be a task that the children will choose from a 'menu' of different writing activities linked to our topic!

There may be opportunities for some arty work to go with the writing, too! We would like this homework to be handed in within 2 weeks of been set.

The deadlines for the half term are always given at the bottom of the menu and are always on a Monday.


Maths Homework

1 piece of maths homework every week - this will be linked to the learning that they are about to cover. This will always be given on a Wednesday and the children will need to give it in the following Wednesday.


If children fail to complete either of the homeworks in the allotted time, they will be required to stay in and complete this during break times or lunchtimes. Children are encouraged to seek help if they need to from their class teacher.



Children will have a list of 10 spellings they must learn where they will be tested on a Tuesday. These will practice the year 5 spelling rules set out in the National Curriculum. Please help and encourage your child to learn their spellings as this is so important for their writing!

Children will also be tested on the Year 3, 4 and 5 spellings words from the National Curriculum word bank once every half term. Children will be sent home their scores and which words they got correct and incorrect.  Please ensure your child is always practising these words too, so as they can improve their scores each half term! 


FAB 4 Reading

Please continue to complete your child's FAB 4 Reading Record in their Home-School Diary.  Children are expected to complete at least 4 reads every week.  Children who complete all 4 reads and have their reading record signed every week will benefit from the half termly FAB 4 reading treat, chosen by our Greenwood Members of Parliament.

If your child forgets their Home-School Diary, they do not get a stamp for that week. It is their responsibility to bring it in on time. If your child is off with an illness, then they can give it to their class teacher when they are next at school to receive a stamp for that week. 



This half term most of the Year 5 after school boosters will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:15pm - 4pm. Please collect your child from the Year 5 classrooms and try to ensure your child attends all boosters they are invited to as this is essential for their progress throughout Year 5. 

Children also attend boosters throughout the school day to make sure they are on target and meet the learning objectives set during lessons.

Booster groups may change at the start of every half term.


Physical Education (PE)

Chipmunks and Badgers will be doing PE on a Friday afternoon each week with Mrs Aspinall. 

At all times your child will need an indoor and outdoor PE kit in school.

Indoor PE kit is a white T-shirt, dark shorts (black or navy blue) and trainers or plimsolls.

Outdoor PE kit is a white T-shirt, dark jogging bottoms (black or navy blue), dark sweatshirt and trainers. Jewellery must not be worn on PE days.

If your child can not take part in PE for medical reasons, a letter should be sent to Mrs Aspinall or class teachers.



All Year 5 children have the opportunity to take part in lessons based on how to play the ukulele on a Tuesday afternoon with a specialist music teacher! School do provide ukuleles for your child, however if your child wishes to bring their own ukulele in too, that is absolutely fine! Towards the end of Year 5, the children will put on a ukulele concert for some of KS2, parents are also invited to attend to see how much your child has progressed!