*Key points for learning at home are in this shade of blue
If the children are on the school reading scheme, they can bring in their book to change once it has been read at home with an adult or at school. If the children are now free readers, they have the freedom to choose any book they wish to read. It is key at this point that children keep on reading regularly. It is also important that they attempt to read a variety of books.
Regular reading sessions really make a difference to the progress your child makes.
If you're keen to lend a helping hand at home but concerned about teaching your child differently from the school, we hear you. Our Curriculum section, located within the School's Policies page, offers detailed insights into the teaching methods we employ across various subjects. From long addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division to English grammar and beyond, you'll find comprehensive guides to ensure consistency and support your child's learning journey. Feel free to explore and access this valuable resource, providing you with the confidence to assist your child's education at home.
In Year 5, we explore a range of subjects, all listed below. For some subjects, we provide additional content to give you a deeper understanding of our activities and learning experiences.
Collective Worship is a very important part of our week. As a class, we lead two class collective worships every week. We think really hard about the theme of our Collective Worship, the Word of God which goes with it and a mission for us all to think about and to join in with.
Autumn 1 - We are game developers
In this unit, you will plan your own simple computer game. You will design characters and backgrounds, and create a working prototype, which tyou will develop further based on feedback they receive.
The online version of the primary coding tool used in class.
An alternative to Snatch which runs on iPads
An alternative coding tool that runs on any Windows 10 laptop, PC or tablet
Please don't access the links below until they have been covered in class.
Lesson 1 - Lightbot
An example of a simple game you could code.
Lesson 2 - Flicker
A source for images
Lesson 2 - freesound
A source for sounds
Autumn 2 - We are cryptographers
In this unit, you will learn more about communicating information securely through an introduction to cryptography (the science of keeping communication and information secret). You will investigate early methods of communicating over distances, learn about two early ciphers, and consider what makes a secure password.
An online version of the main coding tool used in school.
An alternative coding tool that works on iPads
Please don't follow these links until they have been covered in class:
Lesson 1 - Semaphore
An interactive quiz teaching you semaphore
Lesson 2 - Morse
A series of interactive tools to allow you explore Morse code
Lesson 3 - The Black Chamber - Caesar cypher
One of the earliest examples of cryptography.
Lesson 4 - more codes
Cryptography using Scratch
Substitution code cracjer
Spring 1 - We are Artists
Lesson 1 - Creating simple tessellations
Lesson 2 - more complex tessellations
Create your own more complex tessellations with this online editor
Lesson 3 - Programming Islamic-style art in Scratch
A scratch program that generates overlapping tessellations
Some example Islamic art
Lesson 4 - Later Bridget Riley art
Lesson 6 - Creating computer-generated landscapes in Terragen
Examples of terragen generated landscapes
Spring 2 - We are Web Developers
In this unit, you will work together to create a website explaining online safety and responsible
Lesson 2: Learning how Search work
How Search Works
A Youtube clip showing how search engines work
Lesson 4 - Adding media to the website
All aspects of English
Lots of English advice and games
Free stories to stream on your laptop, phones or ipads
Great reading activities
Reading and spelling activities
BBC Bitesize Maths
All aspects of maths
A variety of maths games and information
https://whiterosemaths.com/a wide range of different maths activities
- St Veronica's PE and Sports Page
Check out our dedicated PE and Sports page
Practical science investigations
When following links online, parents should monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online.
Collins Big Cat Books
St Veronica's recently purchased more than 300 new phonic based reading books to supplement our existing home readers. To find out more, click here.