Home Learning

Good afternoon everyone, please see below the links to home learning tasks for Wednesday 21st October. Your Zoom invitations will be sent via e-mail. Thank you to everyone for contributing so well.

Timetable for Wednesday 21st October 2020

Qs Subtraction Maths Wed

Wed maths answers

PSHE 21.10.20

Please see below the link to the overview for today. This has already been e-mailed to you. Thank you to everyone who joined our first Zoom this morning. You contributed really well to the session and I hope this has enabled you to understand the tasks and complete them more easily. Zoom invitations have been sent to you via e-mail.

Thank you parents for letting me know when other children were trying to join.

Any work that you complete today can be sent to my e-mail address, as a photograph, so that I can provide feedback. My e-mail address for home learning is mrs.hales@cogenhoeprimary.org

Timetable for Tuesday 20th October 2020

Tuesday Maths

Tuesday Answers

Welcome to Year 5!


The new school year is nearly here! The Year 5 team can’t wait to teach you and get to know your parents. Here is some information to help you prepare for Year 5. We hope you have all had a lovely summer and are feeling ready for school. We are so excited to work with you.

Meet the Teacher Year 5 Presentation

Year 5 newsletter Autumn Term 1

Homework grid for Autumn 1 – Explorers

Year 5 and 6 Statutory Spelling List  

Friday 16th October

Good afternoon again! Another week has flown by. It’s been another busy week for us in Year 5. Again, the effort with homework is incredibly impressive. You should all be so proud of all of your attitudes and achievements. It just shows that when you put your mind to something, you can create great things.

In Talk for Writing we have really started exploring our new model text for a scary version of Little Red Riding Hood. The children are going to produce some fantastic stories – I just know it. Ask your children about the tools for a scary warning story.

In Arithmetic we have been continuing to develop our decimal understanding including rounding decimals to the nearest whole number. The children have also been looking at column addition which will continue next week as well as learning more about subtraction, estimation and inverse operations to check answers.

Don’t forget to keep practising your spellings and keep reading and quizzing! We are doing an amazing job as a class – keep it up!

What a creation!

Friday 9th October 

Good afternoon everyone! I hope you have all had a lovely week. We certainly have in Year 5. I have been so impressed with all of the children’s effort with their homework tasks. They are showing a real dedication to their learning. Children, don’t forget to keep reading; you are all doing such an incredible job with reading and quizzing.

In Talk for Writing we have completed our HOT WRITES and have moved onto a new story. See the pictures below from our “HOOK” lesson. I’m sure you can guess the inspiration for this next scary fairy tale. We are really looking forward to writing a new scary story. We will be further developing our suspense tools and description tools.

In Maths children have been developing their number skills including understanding negative numbers and in arithmetic they have been working hard to write, compare and order decimals ready to help them calculate with decimals efficiently.

The children have also been developing their art skills and have produced some wonderful paintings in an aboriginal style.

Spellings this week look at words with a long /i/ sound made using y such as, apply and hyphen.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!


Friday 2nd October

This week we have definitely noticed a change in the weather. Do remind your children to bring a coat with them so they are prepared for the rain.

Yet again, your children have been fantastic this week and have continued to show such wonderful attitudes to learning. Thank you to all the grown ups at home for supporting your children with their homework. It has been brilliant to see so much homework being completed.

In Literacy we have been continuing our warning story HOT WRITE and this will be completed at the start of next week.

The children got really creative this week and have written some beautiful, imaginative poetry – please see some of their work in the below photographs. Their words blew me away!

As mentioned last week, the children will still bring spellings home each week to practise them. Ask your children what the spelling rule/pattern is and see if they can tell you any other words that contain the same spelling rule/pattern. This week we are looking at words with “y” in to create the “i” sound e.g. symbol.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and I will see you on Monday.

Friday 25th September

What a super week yet again! Your children have worked so hard this week and have shown such fantastic attitudes.

In Literacy we have continued working on our warning stories and next week the children will be writing their HOT WRITE. This is where the children will innovate the model text by planning and writing a new story using their own ideas. The children have been made aware of an “incident” at school to inspire their hot write, but we must confess this incident was not real!

As part of our Explorers topic we got very musical and creative this week. The children composed a piece of music to accompany a journey and discovery of new land.

In Computing the children are designing their own computer game using Scratch. I have been really impressed with their programming skills.

We have continued practising spellings in class using the “speed spell” system and children have responded really well to this. The children will still bring spellings home each week to practise them. Ask your children what the spelling rule/pattern is and see if they can tell you any other words that contain the same spelling rule/pattern. So far we have looked at -cious and -tious/-ious giving the “shus” sound at the end of words.

Well done to all of the children who have completed a task from the homework grid and recorded it in their new homework/spellings books. Again, this shows what fantastic attitudes to learning your children have. Children should be choosing at least one option from the homework grid (at the top of this page) and bringing it in when they have completed it.

Friday 18th September 

Hello parents, Mrs. Hales here and I have to say it has been another fantastic week for Year 5. I have been so impressed with their dedicated attitudes to learning. The children have all been working so very hard and have truly welcomed me back into the classroom.

In Literacy (Talk for Writing) we have been working hard to innovate The Caravan and have started to write our own versions of a warning story. Ask your children what the tools are for writing a warning story. The pictures show our “washing line” journey so far. Talk to your children about their story idea.

Today your child should have brought home a new homework/spellings book. Using a homework book should help children organise their home learning and keep it safely in one place.  I just wanted to take a moment to explain the spelling system. Last year, we were due to trial a new system called “speed spell” Due to the school closure, this couldn’t happen, but we have restarted this trial. Your child will be given ten spellings each week, which all follow the same spelling rule/pattern. Children will have the opportunity to practise these spellings daily in school. There will no longer be a weekly test in school as research tells us that learning spellings for a test does not necessarily mean children have learnt them and stored them in their long term memory. It is more important that children learn the rule not ten words with the rule in. Therefore, we are spending more time teaching and practising spellings than testing. They will be tested at the end of each half term instead. This test will include a mixture of words containing the rules they have been learning.

First Full Week

Where do I start? Year 5 have had such a fantastic  week back at school. Everyone has been working so hard and the new routine is starting to feel truly in place.

On Monday we were visited by an amazing artist, Darcy, who showed us how to sculpt shoes out of metal wire and tape. This workshop launched “Project Conquer” which I’m sure you will hear lots about over this year. The children had to really use their listening skills in order to understand what to do. It was hard work, but everybody  persevered and created something that they were proud of.

In Literacy (Talk for Writing) we have started to learn about a story called The Caravan. Ask your children to tell you about this story and what techniques they have learnt about to create suspense.

In Maths we have been getting to grips with place value and calculation. Please encourage your child to complete their homework which will help them understand and develop what they have been doing in class. The homework grid can be found at the top of this page.

In Science we have started our new topic on Space. We are learning about the movement of the Earth relative to the Sun and understanding how day and night happens.


Welcome Back!

We have had two wonderful days back together. I am thrilled to say we have had 100% attendance and everyone has been enjoying their new classroom.

I’m sure everyone will enjoy our exciting, new curriculum topics. This half-term our theme is ‘Explorers’. This is a history focused topic where children will be developing their understanding of the chronology of key events. Children will explore why explorations happened, the impact this had on British society in the 16th and 17th centuries as well as learning about famous explorers throughout history.