Class 5


class5_bannerWelcome to Class 5. We are Year 5 and 6 children and Miss Randall is our teacher.

She is brilliantly supported by Mrs Priday and Mr Macklin. 

In Year 5 and 6 we work hard but make time for plenty of fun along the way…

In upper KS2 we try to set good examples for the rest of the school. Normally we have lots of important jobs which help the day-to-day running of the school – such as setting up for assemblies and organising all the fruit, milk and recycling. We hope we can get back to all our jobs soon!

Year 6 are also brilliant buddies to our brand new reception children – we help them get the best start to their education and help them every step of the way.

Class 5 Blog

Term 5 Information

Dear Parents and Carers,

Our final two terms at school are going to be really busy, so I thought you’d like to know about some of the things we have planned.

Bikeability went really well – well done to everyone for such a great job! Children in Year 6 should have come home on Friday with a bikeability badge, a road safety booklet and a certificate. Please make sure your child shows you these, as most have comments about how well they did and some recommendations going forward.

As usual, we will be busy each week developing and revising our maths knowledge. Reading remains a huge focus for the school, so we continue to encourage your children to read as much as possible at home and school. Spellings and some homework activities will be sent home each week.

For the first part of the term, these are our main topics:

Science: Adaptation, Inheritance and Evolution
We’ll be learning about how living things adapt to the environments they live in, how we inherit different traits from our parents and how creatures have evolved over millions of years. We will also be learning about the famous scientists Charles Darwin and his Theory of Evolution, as well as Mary Anning and her work studying fossils.

Geography: Looking at localities
We’ll be exploring localities using different types of maps. We’ll look at common map symbols, points of interest in our locality and learn to read maps using 4 and 6 figure grid references.

Here is some further key information about this term for our Year 6 children:

SATS Testing
As I am sure you have heard, this year’s statutory testing for Year 6 children (which normally take place in May) have been cancelled. Like most schools, we have decided to continue to do these assessments in some form on the week of 14th June and will aim to test the children for Maths and English. These tests not only help us to assess children before they move on to secondary school but also help them get a feel for the testing they will experience in their new school. Like always, we will provide a special SATs breakfast for the children on the week of the tests.

‘Leaver’s Hoodies’ have become a really important part of the Y6s leaving ritual and I know that children are already looking forward to the prospect of theirs. The school is unable to fund these and they normally cost around £20 each. Class 5 will be doing some fundraising later this term to help raise money to go towards the cost.

Year 6 Treat
With the continuing circumstances surrounding COVID, we have been unable to arrange a residential trip away for our year 6 children. This is incredibly disappointing for them and I’m so sorry that this is the case. With this in mind, I have managed to book South Cerney for a day of watersports (kayaking, sailing, paddleboarding) on Thursday 17th June for all Year 6 children. I have taken children to South Cerney on many occasions now – they will have such a great day! This cost of the activities will be paid for by the school but we will be asking for a contribution payment towards the cost of the transport.

PSHE and Relationships and Sex Education
Over the coming months, we will start delivering our lessons on Relationships and Sex Education. A letter will be coming home shortly with details of what will be included over these sessions.

Transition to Secondary School
At some point this term, I will be speaking to your child’s new school to ensure that they have all the information they need for a smooth transition into year 7. We will keep you posted with any further information about school visits and online information as and when we get it. In the meantime, if you have any concerns about the move to secondary school, please let me know.

Year 6 End of Year Celebration
Our Year 6 Leaver’s Celebration is one of our big events of the year. We are incredibly hopeful that by July we will be able to invite parents into school to join in with our final farewell.
This will be planned for the final day of the school year.

Further information about all of the areas above will be communicated to you shortly. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please let me know.

Miss Randall


Dear Children, Parents and Carers,

Thursday 4th March is WORLD BOOK DAY!

Sadly we can’t all be together to celebrate in our usual way, but don’t worry – we have plenty of fun activities for you to have a go at from the comfort of your home.

World Book Day is about promoting the enjoyment of reading, encouraging children (and adults) to read for pleasure and explore different types of reading materials.

Please take a look at the photo slides for a short introduction to WBD and posters informing you of some live events for all age groups that you can get involved in. Here are some of the links you might be interested in:

Little Otters/Reception – Follow the link to some lovely stories to watch and listen to  and some fun activities too 

Reception/KS1 – Follow this link to listen to stories being read  and some fun activities too 

KS2 – Follow these links for some ‘live’ share a story book events: 

some author/illustrator academy: 

and lots more resources: 

Please also look out for a post from Mrs Carter with all the links to our YouTube school channel of teaching staff reading stories throughout lockdown. We hope you enjoy them.


Here are some activities for you to do at home and to upload to Tapestry is you wish.

1. Make a book character/characters out of loo roll or a potato! – prizes will be given for impressive characters!
2. Make a cozy reading den – send us your photos of your den!
3. EXTREME READING – Reading in strange places! – prizes will be given for the next extreme reader photos!

Please see the information sheets about all three of these events here: 

Your FREE £1 Book Token is attached to the Tapestry post for you to download. 

We hope you enjoy some of these activities but whatever you do, take some time out to READ this week 🙂

Class 5 – Home Learning 1st March

Year 6 Independent Maths and English Workbook 1Hello Class 5


I feels really good to be saying the words – ‘this is your LAST WEEK of home learning…..’ 

I don’t know about you, but I am ready to get back to school and am really looking forward to seeing you all.

I’d just like to say a MASSIVE WELL DONE – We are so proud of each and every one of you for all your excellent work, determination and for coping so well under such difficult circumstances. Take a moment to reflect on how brilliantly you have done – and at the same time, say a HUGE thank you to your amazing parents for being your teachers over the past 8 weeks!

You will see that this week there are not as many tasks as usual – this is because it is also WORLD BOOK DAY on Thursday and there are some cool creative tasks that you do as well. (I also thought that you needed a ‘lighter’ week as you prepare to come back to school). 

Weekly Timetable:  Class 5 home learning March 1st


Please see the below English and Maths Independent work booklets. These can be done over a couple of days.

Year 6 Independent Maths and English Workbook 1 (more challenging)

Y5 independent maths and english workbook (mid ability)

Year 4 Independent Maths & English Work Booklet 1 (easier) 



Telephone Stage 4 Comp – Comprehension Pack- easier

Three Star Non-Fiction Pack – Mars Rover – more challenging 




Read through this Pobble365 Story starter and have a go at finishing the story…


World Book Day Activities: 

Reflecting on the things  – activity



Some World Book Day Activities:

KS2 World Book Day Word Search



Can you make your own World Book Day Wordsearch or crossword?



Class 5 Learning – Monday 22nd Feb

Hello Class 5, 

I hope that everyone has had a brilliant half term break – hopefully it won’t be long until we hear that schools are re-opening and we can all be back together once again – we are all missing your smiling faces!

Thank you for all your amazing hardworking last term – we have really enjoyed seeing all your work and hope that everyone has managed to learn something new.

For the next 2 weeks, I have decided to do a ‘mini’ topic on CASTLES. I had fun researching all the facts, so I hope you do too. 

Our English and topic learning will be linked as usual – please see the powerpoint which explains all the activities I’d like you to complete for both. 

In maths, we are looking at data and statistics. There are some bar charts and line graphs to interpret and draw as well as some arithmetic. We will be having 2 weeks off our ‘demon’ maths 🙂 

Please read the class plan here: Class 5 home learning Feb 22nd. Class 5 home learning Feb 22nd.  and see the downloads which go with each day. As usual, you do not need to complete everything!

Topic and English Links: 

castles1 powerpoint which explains all the tasks


legend of king Arthur reading comprehension 

castle features to label



A Bad Sign by Dan Smith – Story and Questions


monday arithmetic medium

monday arithmetic and answers hard


Easy Maths: colour tally charts easy

Med/Hard maths:

Complete the questions that go with the above video:

Arty draw-alongs:

Either – The Mandalorian helmet:

Or – (my favourite) A Dragon/dinosaur Eye



phrases and clauses

Easy Maths: drawing bar charts wed

Med/Harder: leisure_centre_bar_chart




Phrase-or-Clause-WORKSHEET 2

Easy Maths:

Complete sunflower line graph worksheet: sunflower line graph 2    and T2-M-235-Sunflower-Line-Graph-Worksheet

Med/Harder Maths:

Watch this youtube video, which explains how to read line graphs

Watch this Powerpoint explaining how to read line graphs: Presentation – Read and Interpret Line Graphs

complete the questions that go with the video above:  or    corbett matsh worksheet



Why do Dragons Make Good Pets – Comprehension Pack

Maths Easy: drawing bar charts easy

Medium: Temperature Middle

Harder: Activity Sheet – Read and Interpret Line Graphs

Answers – Read and Interpret Line Graphs

Horizontal Format – Draw Line Graphs

Line graph SATS questions


Class 5 Home Learning – Monday 8th Feb – 12th

Hello Children, Parents and Carers, 

Well done, you have almost made it through nearly 6 weeks of learning from home. You have all done amazingly well, so here is your final week’s worth of work before you have a very well-deserved week off 🙂 

As usual – here is your weekly timetable of daily activities in both word and pdf format. All extra documents are linked under each specific day. I hope you enjoy this week’s tasks. 

Class 5 home learning FEB 8TH (word)

Class 5 home learning FEB 8TH(pdf)


Investigating Fingerprints – powerpoint


easy demon 8th feb (easy)

mini demon 8th feb (mid-hard)

tricky demon feb 8th (challenge)



Find my word

Lower Ability – times on clocks (EASY) 

Lower Ability – times on clocks 2

reading_time_jigsaw2 mid-hard

time_jigsaw2 mid-hard

T2-M-1587-KS2-Reasoning-Test-Read-Write-and-Convert-Time-Between-Analogue-and-Digital-12-hour-Clocks (harder)

T2-M-1588-KS2-Reasoning-Test-Practice-Read-Write-and-Convert-24-Hour-Times (harder) 



verbs and nouns

a day out timetables (Easier)

Football Themed Differentiated Time Activity Sheet – Middle Ability

Football Themed Differentiated Time Activity Sheet – Higher Ability

This week’s arty draw along:

This week, I wanted to give you a choice:

WW1 spitfire:

or a sea turtle:

 or a tarantula spide


Two Star Non-Fiction Pack – Dogs  – mid-harder

Building a Den Stage 2 Comp – VIPERS Comprehension  – easier

royal wedding timetable (Easier)

TimeTables (easy-mid) 

internation time zones (medium) 

timetravellers time zones (hard) 

time-112457 (sats questions mid/hard) 



mystery of the valentines chocolates (EASY) 

murder at the movies (MEDIUM) 

Death in the Library story (HARD) 

death in the library clues

death in the library suspects

death in the library ANSWERS