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Year 5 Mr Tumilty

Welcome all to Year 5 - Spring.


Welcome back to what I know will be a slightly different Spring term but hopefully we can continue our learning online and make it as fun-packed as possible.  I hope everyone enjoyed their Christmas break with lots of chocolate, sweets and movies.  I know you are all ready to embrace the challenges and wobbles ahead in this term.  Don't forget you can keep safe by staying at home as much as possible and washing your hands too. Please keep in contact with me by using Twitter @firsprimarysale #Year5DT, Google Classroom, or emailing me on I will try to respond quickly but I am still teaching children in school so there might be a delay in my reply. I am also looking forward to our weekly Zoom calls.

Each week I will upload a timetable of activities (below) that I would like you to complete while at home. Both Mrs Reynolds-Smith and I will also be uploading work and timetables to Google classroom as it will be easier to share and discuss your work with us. You should have your log-in details in your reading record for Google Classroom, Mathletics and Times Table Rockstars however if you don’t, please contact the school office.


Stay safe and speak soon.  


Thank you for your continued support

Mr Tumilty & Mrs Reynolds-Smith.

Our Classroom

Clockwork by Philip Pullman

Each day we will read a chapter of our class book and add it below for you to enjoy.  So grab a hot-chocolate and sit back and relax

Part Two

By Mr Tumilty

Clockwork pages 40 to 45

By Mr Tumilty

Clockwork pages 36 to 39

By Mrs Reynolds-Smith

Clockwork pages 30 to 35

By Mr Liddell

Clockwork pages 26 to 29

By Mrs Morgans

Clockwork pages 21 to 25

By Mrs Morgans

Clockwork pages 18 to 20

By Mr Tumilty

Clockwork pages 14 to 18

By Mrs Reynolds-Smith

Clockwork pages 11 to 13

By Mr Liddell

Clockwork By Philip Pullman.mp3

Introduction by Mr Tumilty.

Distance Learning 2021

I will add details here of different tasks to be completed each day while school is closed. 

Mrs Morgans' Y5 Zoom Comprehension Groups

Mrs Reynolds-Smith's Guided Reading Groups

Week commencing 18.1.21

Week beginning 11.1.21


Please look at the 'Year 5 weekly plan' document first and that will tell you everything you need to know! 

Spring Curriculum Newsletter

Here is a copy of the Year 5 expectations - this covers what children will be learning throughout the year in Reading, Writing and Maths.

Here is a copy of the new Numeracy Framework for Y5 to help you understand what your child will be learning and when.

Previous Distance Learning 2020

Distance Learning 18.12.20

Art - As you all know, The Grinch is one of my favourite Christmas movies.  It always make me laugh when I watch it - In fact, I think I might re-watch it this afternoon.  Have a go using this art tutorial to draw your own picture of Mr Grinch.  You could always make it into a Christmas card for a family member or even an elderly neighbour who might feel lonely at this time of the year. 


P.E. - We have all been trying to make it to Lapland with our #LapstoLapland challenge.  We were so close to beating the other class and getting there first.  Your P.E. lesson for today is to complete the Christmas Elf workout using this link: I have spoken to Mrs Craig who will allow our reindeer to move on one step for each class member who completes the workout which means we will get to Lapland before the other Year5 class.  Good luck and have fun.


Distance Learning 17.12.20

English - Use the PowerPoint to write some interesting sentences about the picture of Tilly getting upto mischief.  Christmas is her favourite time of the year as she loves to play with the baubles hanging on the Christmas tree.

Maths - You have just won the lottery.  What would you spend your money on?  Practice using your column addition and subtraction skills to make your shopping list.  Be careful not to spend over £1,000,000 (1 Million).

Zoom Christmas Party - All you need is a pencil/pen and some paper.  Perhaps you might want to wear your Christmas jumper to help get you into the mood.


Meeting ID: 639 191 5779 

Passcode: MVe13H 

Time: 11am Thursday 17.12.20


Distance Learning 16.12.20

Your decoration might look something like this?

Remember that this week we are being ‘Creative’ and ‘Kind’ whilst remembering “it’s not what you can do for yourself, it’s what you can do for others.”


With that in mind, today I’d like you to get your creative juices flowing. Remember when we collected twigs outside, well we were going to make a Christmas decoration. So, I’d like you to use your imagination, and the natural resources around your house/garden, to create a decoration of your choice. Take a photo and send it to me!


PM - Following on from all our wonderful literacy work over the past 2/3 weeks, we were planning on watching ‘A Christmas Carol” (the one with Jim Carey in) this afternoon so, put your comfortable clothes on, get some popcorn, dim the lights and settle in to watch this real classic or choose your own favourite film! I think I might watch The Grinch. You might prefer to watch this live pantomime which has been organised just for children. 

We are delighted to include a link to Rapunzel The Lockdown pantomime resources.
Please follow this link to access the resources:


Distance Learning 15.12.20

English - 'Twas the Night Before Christmas Poetry.  Read the famous poem before you begin and use a dictionary to check the meaning of any words you are not sure about.  Use the PowerPoint to help you plan your own Christmas poem similar to Clement Clarke Moore.  I have also included a sheet which will help you plan your poem - it can be as long or as short as you can make it.  If you are having a wobble trying to make it rhyme, don't worry, not all poems rhyme.  Just try your best.


Maths - Addition and Subtraction problems.  Read each question carefully before you try to answer them.  I have included the answers on the last page of the Powerpoint - but no peeking until you have tried to answer each question.  Just give them your best shot.


ICT - Coding.  Use the link in the PowerPoint to create your own Dance Party.  If we can't have our class party in person, we can still have an electronic party on 

Year 5 - Previous Home Learning Timetable (Example)

Distance Home Learning Task 4

Distance Home Learning Task 4

Distance Home Learning Task 3

Distance Home Learning Task 3

Distance Home Learning Task 2

Distance Home Learning Task 2

Distance Home Learning Task 1

Distance Home Learning Task 1

Go-To Art Activities

Here are a range of fun Art activities that you can try out at home! 

Year 5DT Mindset movie 2019

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We now know that we can't do it.... YET!

Mindset Movie Year 5 DT 2018

Having a go, challenging yourself and learning from your wobbles is an important part in our learning journey... Just ask any member of 5DT!