Holywell Primary and Nursery School

Welcome to Year 5

Welcome back!

On Monday 24th September we will be going for a walk around the school grounds including forest school please could the children bring in additional appropriate footwear e.g. wellies as the school grounds are expected to be wet.


Over the next few weeks during English lessons we will be using the book The Princess’ Blankets by Carol Ann Duffy to create our own traditional tales. We will be focusing on presentation, vocabulary and sentence structure.


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.


Over the next few weeks we will be focusing on the place value of digits within a number. We will look at whole numbers up to 1 000 000. We will look at adding and subtracting multiples of 10 000 e.g. 427 000 is 40 000 less than ??  In this question the children don’t need to use column addition and should be able to mentally work out they only need to change the ten thousand digit.


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.

18th September – 25th September

This week the children have been set both maths and English homework.

Maths – CGP Maths Workout – Pages 4 and 5

English – CGP Punctuation – Pages 2 and 3


This half term the topic will be:

What does the future hold?







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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