Welcome to Year Five

I hope you are all well and keeping yourself busy and active.

If you want to contact me directly my email address is s.barlow@holy-family.lancs.sch.uk 

There are new challenges in SPAG and Prodigy make sure you keep on working on these.

You also have CodeCombat to play.

If you have any problems contact me by email and I will help you solve problems.

Websites for home learning

Keeping yourself fit

Here is a fitness routine on the internet, which is a great way to keep active.

Joe Wickes workout on Youtube


We have been learning about Holy Week and the lead up to Easter including Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday and Good Friday. Children could research the meaning of these days and what happened. Children could discuss the reason that Jesus died on the cross and what his resurrection means.



https://www.prodigygame.com/   You need your personal login. You have a assignment waiting all about fractions to be completed by Tuesday 31st March. You now have a second assignment due on the 7th April. Just keep on playing the game and you will complete the assignments.



Use this as a good basis for coverage of the whole of Year 5 curriculum




https://www.spag.com/    You need your personal login. You have three different activities Parenthesis & commasSuffixes and prefixesExpanded noun phrases. Keep working on them and try to complete them all by Tuesday 7th April. 

Use this as a good basis for coverage of the whole of Year 5 curriculum



Online Stories

Listen in to a story every day at 11am from David Williams from his books The World's Worst Children. They last about 20 mins.




They will provide a daily routine to follow. Don't feel you have to do it all, as we have other things for you to do.



https://codecombat.com/   You need your personal login.

Complete 1,2,3,3a,3b,4,4a and 4b and the concept challenge by Tuesday 31st March. Some are on target others need to start. Email me if you are having problems.


http://www.minimus-etc.co.uk/         Children Tab

https://www.primarylatinproject.org/ Minimus workbook linked to our school Latin work.



The Year 5 teaching team are Mr Barlow, Miss Oates, Miss Juntunen and Mrs Pointer. Feel free to come and speak to us over any concerns or to see how well your child is progressing, at the end of the day. If it is urgent please speak to the office. 

Spring Newsletter

Curriculum Map

Theme including English Overview

Religious Education Overview

At Home

You could help your children by:

• reading and discussing their home reading books.

• ensure your child is practicing their times tables. (a good website resource is www.timestables.co.uk

• making time for prayer.


To explore the spelling patterns of consonants and to formulate rules

We will focus on common letter strings nouns ending with cian,(e.g. musician), words ending in sounds like shun (e.g. occupations), words ending with cial (e.g. special), which sounds like shul.

We will also explore the patterns of consonants, in particular c. For example when c is followed by i or e it makes a soft c sound.


Latin performance - please practice your performance.

We will be performing to other classes on the area of Latin you have been learning.