Welcome to Year 5 - Zürich

Class Teacher: Miss Hynes


Our class is named after the infamous University of Zürich. The University of Zürich, located in the city of Zürich, is the largest university in Switzerland, with over 25,000 students. It was founded in 1833 from the existing colleges of theology, law, medicine and a new faculty of philosophy.

Home Learning

As schools are closed most children will need to access learning from home. Below are websites and tasks for children in Year 5 to complete until we are open. It would be lovely if you could tweet some of your work for us to have a look at. Keep safe and we hope to see you all very soon. Please note lots of the activities retrieved for Year 5 have been downloaded online and are not owned by South Kirkby Academy. 

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/year-5-school-closure-home-learning-resource-pack-t-e-2549914 - Free Year 5 Home Learning Resource Pack - parents will need to create a log in for this.

 Bronze (easier) Activity 1.pubDownload
 Bronze (easier) Activity 2.pdfDownload
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https://student.readingplus.com/seereader/api/sec/login - Reading Plus, Miss Hynes will be checking this regularly if you need to be taken off hold.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/ - Parents will need to create a log in to access FREE e-books and audiobooks. 

Reading Tasks

Below are 3 documents. Activities in these documents should be completed with a book you have at home.

 Reading Comprehension Answers.pdfDownload
 Reading Comprehension Booklet.pdfDownload
 Reading Comprehension Text.pdfDownload
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https://www.literacyshed.com/home.html - There are lots of writing prompts found on this website. You could use these to inspire your writing. Genres you could write:

  • Diary entry
  • Story
  • Newspaper article
  • Letter (formal or informal) 
  • Non-chronological report
  • Character/setting description 

If you have access to a computer or tablet you could type up what you have written.

 Writing - Newspaper Checklist.docDownload
 Writing - Newspaper Support.pptDownload
 Writing - Newspaper Template.pdfDownload
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SPaG (spelling, punctuation and grammar)

https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/100-spag-lessons-for-year-5-and-6-11733885 - You will need to create a parent log in to access this activity. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zv48q6f - Lots of age appropriate videos, games and activities. 

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=grammaropolis - There are lots of fun YouTube videos which can help teach your child(ren) grammar concepts. 

 SPAG - Parenthesis Activity 1.pdfDownload
 SPAG - Parenthesis.pptDownload
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https://ttrockstars.com/ - To access TT rock stars you will need your school log in. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z826n39 - Lots of age appropriate videos, games and activities. 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/ - White Rose maths offers free home learning resources. 

 Maths - Short Division Activity.pubDownload
 Maths - Short Division Video.MOVDownload
 Maths - Short Division.pptxDownload
 Maths - Short Multiplication Video.MOVDownload
 Maths - Short Multiplication.pptxDownload
 Maths Activity 1.pdfDownload
 Multiplication wheel.pdfDownload
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Things you need to know: 

P.E. kits will be needed in school Monday-Friday

Homework will be given each Monday, consisting of a weekly spelling list and multiplication focus. These will be tested each Friday. Other activities may be given for the children to complete throughout the week. 

Optional homework is given termly and is a fantastic tool to help further your child's education. 


Optional Homework - Spring Term 2020

Long Term Planning for Spring Term 2020

Our text is Holes by Louis Sachar. 

 Spring 2 Topic Talk - Holes.docxDownload
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This term, our school focus is: Freedom and Diversity

In Year 5 we are exploring many new aspects of the curriculum throughout our core and foundation subjects. Key vocabulary in these subjects are very important, to help we have created vocabulary mats which emphasis and explain new terminology. These mats also include additional information such as important places and people associated with our current focus. 

Geographical Vocabulary Mat

Scientific Vocabulary Mat

Mathematical Vocabulary Mat

National Curriculum Spelling List

Year 5 Recommended Reading List

Useful Links...

Children can use these websites at home to further their learning. An individual log in will be required for access. If you cannot remember this please speak to Miss Hynes. 

South Kirkby, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF9 3DP

01977 643187