Holywell Primary and Nursery School

Welcome to Year 5


Over the next few weeks we are going to be looking at the journey that Sir Ernest Shackleton made on his Endurance mission.


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 starting to look at geometry over the next couple of weeks. This will cover 2d and 3d shape as well as angles and measuring angles with a protractor.


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.

21st May – 4th June

CGP Mental Workout – Page 9 – Exercise 9

CGP English Punctuation – Pages 26 and 27 – Apostrophes

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


For the final part of the term we will be looking at the Anglo-Saxons and what life was like during their reign.






News & Updates

Y5 Space Centre Visit

Wow! What a wonderful day that was! On the 14th Feb Year 5 visited the National Space Centre in Leicester. We were all blown away by what we saw and the amazing experiences we had. It started as soon as we arrived when we went into a mind-blowing planetarium exhibit, which took...
Posted On 15 Feb 2019
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Y5 Mars Base

In preparation for their journey to Mars. The children designed some prototype structures that they could use for their base camps. These structures had to be lightweight and strong. They only had a limited amount of supplies that they could use. The structures were a huge...
Posted On 06 Feb 2019
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Y5 Mars Crash

Unfortunately, the children were involved in a terrible accident when their space shuttle crashed on Mars. It sent all of their supplies out across the vast landscape. Using a map the children had to navigate their way to find all of their missing equipment which would improve...
Posted On 06 Feb 2019
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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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