Holywell Primary and Nursery School

Welcome to Year 5

Welcome back!


Over the next two weeks we are going to be writing a story from a sweets perspective.


At the moment there will be no spellings sent home to learn as we have changed the approach we are using in school. However within the Home School Records we may write a word for your child if they are really struggling with spelling it.


We will be focusing on solving word problems. We will be looking at how to solve the questions and what is important information and what is irrelevant.


This year PE will be on a Tuesday. The children will need both their indoor and outdoor kits on this day.


Homework will be set on a Tuesday and collected back in on the following Tuesday. So that you know what homework has been set we will make a note of it here every week.  Further to this we would appreciate it if you could find time to listen to your child read three times a week. The children are now getting old enough where they should be able to write in their own Home School Records what they have read.

11th December – 18th  December

This week we would like the children to complete

Page 16 and 17– CGP Punctuation – More comma work

Page 15 and 16 – CGP Workout book – Division

Please keep encouraging your children to revise and rehearse their times tables and read regularly.


This half term we will learning about Earth and Space.






News & Updates

Y5 Ancient Chinese Ox Bones

As part of our topic about the future we looked into the past. We found out about the Shang Dynasty. During the Shang Dynasty the emperors would use fortune tellers to predict the future. The emperors would want to know a wide variety of things including if they would be...
Posted On 27 Nov 2018
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Lego Learning

In year 5 this half term we are completing our computing and Science lessons using Lego. We are learning about axles, pulleys and levers in our science relating it to forces. During our computing the lessons we are trying to use the Ipads to control the lego. Some of the building...
Posted On 15 Nov 2018
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Oak House Point Winners go to Forest School

Oak House were house point winners this term and children from Oak House in years 3 to 6 had a fun-packed morning at Forest School as their reward.  We toasted marshmallows and made damper bread on the fire, washed down with hot chocolate.  We also made dens, climbed trees, built...
Posted On 14 Apr 2018
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Year 5, The next J K Rowling?

   Year 5 have been writing their own books during the term. They have all based their stories on an alien life form and have targeted the KS1 audience. After much planning, writing, editing and re-editing, the books were ready to be published.    Each author has recieved a copy...
Posted On 02 Apr 2018
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Lillian’s Space Cake

What a treat!   The lovely Lillian treated her class to a wonderful suprise.   Lillian is well known for her art skills and amazed us all with this fantastic cake.  Victoria sponge, cream, strawberry jam and delicious icing. WOW!               ...
Posted On 02 Apr 2018
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With six interactive galleries, the UK’s largest planetarium, unique 3D Simulator Experience and the iconic 42m high Rocket Tower, the award-winning National Space Centre is an out of this world experience. Upon arrival, each group made their way around: Rocket Tower As you...
Posted On 02 Apr 2018
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Rocking Rockets Open Day

Year 5 parents and pupils got the chance to link our space and science topics when we investigated rockets. We all had a lot of fun as we made and flew a selection of exploding canisters, balloon rockets, space helicopters, stomp rockets, water rockets and wind powered cars. ...
Posted On 02 Apr 2018
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Ch Ch Ch Ch Changes

Reversible changes Evaporation and condensation are changes of state: evaporation involves a liquid changing to a gas condensation involves a gas changing to a liquid. Evaporation is the reason why damp clothes dry on a washing line. Condensation is the reason why windows become...
Posted On 02 Apr 2018
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