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Year 5


Mrs Dale


Mrs Freeland

Home Learning - January 2021


As you are aware Benyon Primary School will be closed to all but critical worker children, and so the majority of children will not return to school on Tuesday 5th January 2021, but instead participate in online learning as directed by the Government.


Staff have been busy in school preparing for live lessons that will begin on Tuesday 5th January, alongside other home learning, using the platforms that the children are familiar with (Logins for these can be found in your children’s reading record book). The children will have access to three live lessons a day which have been timetabled for different year groups, so that siblings will not need to access lessons at the same time. Registers will be completed at each of these live lessons, so it is important that your child logs on to Teams at the specified time.


There will be tasks set on Teams via Assignments that your child will be able to complete electronically or print and photograph to upload. Additional tasks will be set on Purple Mash, Reading Pro, Spelling Shed and other platforms appropriate to your child’s age. The completion of all activities set will be monitored, and we are hoping for high levels of engagement, so that your child can pick up their learning quickly on returning to school.


Please use the online chat facility to make the class teacher aware of any difficulties you have with accessing any of the live lessons, or online learning tasks, so they can be resolved as quickly as possible.


Don’t forget that we also communicate through Twitter @BenyonPS and @BenyonPE. We will also be using this App to set additional challenges for the children, so don’t forget to sign up and follow us.


Also download the MyHappymind App which has some useful activities to support your child’s wellbeing. Your child’s class teacher will be directing you to some of these.



January Home Learning Timetable

Welcome to Year 5

Year 5 is an exciting and challenging year at Benyon Primary School, as we encourage the children to be more responsible and independent in their learning. This year is important in beginning to prepare the children for the transition to secondary school. There is a focus on team building and working co-operatively with their class members. We use investigations and problem-solving tasks to ensure the children become critical thinkers. In Year 5, we provide a broad and balanced curriculum and through continuous assessment, enable the children to make progress in all subjects and gain confidence.


During the year, we will be exploring a range of topics including North and South America, Forces and Space. In mathematics, there is an emphasis on fractions, decimals and percentages. In reading, there is a continued focus on developing inference skills and drawing conclusions from the text. The children are encouraged to read at home and discuss their book to an adult. Year 5 is an action packed, fast paced year with a wealth of interesting activities for the children to enjoy. We want the children to above all - have fun and be well prepared for their final year -Year 6, at Benyon Primary School.



Meet the Teacher

Please follow this link for a short video, giving more information about what to expect in Year 5. This is in place of the usual 'Meet the Teacher' sessions that parents are usually invited in for during the autumn term.






Weekly Timetable


Curriculum Information




Weekly online Purple Mash homework - Reading and Mathematics. This is set on a Friday and due on Wednesday. Weekly spellings to learn - paper copy given on Friday to learn for spelling quiz the following Friday. The weekly spellings will include words from the Year 5/6 National Curriculum spelling list - see spelling word list below.



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