Holywell Primary and Nursery School

Welcome to Year 5

Welcome back!


This week we are finishing our book called The Flood by Alvaro F. Villa it is a wordless book. The children are having to create their own stories to go along with the images. We are going to focus heavily on the beginning of sentences and different sentence types. We will be writing our own disaster story.


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 multiplication and division over the next four weeks. This week we will looking at multiples, factors and introducing prime numbers. Knowledge of times tables is going to be vital to do this work accurately.


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.

6th November – 13th November

Thank you for all of the brilliant homework sent in after the holidays. We will put some pictures up of it all over the next week.

This week we would like the children to complete

Page 8 and 9 – CGP Punctuation – Commas to join sentences

Page 2 – CGP Mental Workout book – Exercise 2

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


This half term the topic will be:

What does the future hold?

We will be looking at The Shang Dynasty for the next few weeks.






News & Updates

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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Me and My Shadow

Sometimes objects can block light which means that no light is able to pass through that object. An object from which no light can pass through is called an opaque object. The easiest example is our body. Stand in the way of a beam of a light from a small torch. Ask someone to...
Posted On 02 Apr 2018
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Year 5 Solar System Drama

Year 5 have been studying space and our solar system.  The Solar System is made up of the Sun and all of the smaller objects that move around it. Apart from the Sun, the largest members of the Solar System are the eight major planets. Nearest the Sun are four fairly small, rocky...
Posted On 02 Apr 2018
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