St John's C of E Primary School


Good afternoon Year 5, or should I now call you Year 6?


It is Mrs Hughes and Mrs Wale here – hello! We have loved talking to you over the last couple of week and we are so excited to get to know you properly in September.


Below, we have put some learning links for you to have a go at over the holidays. However, the most important ones are READING and TIMES TABLES! In Year 6, we work really hard and it is so important that you are reading at home over the holidays. Also, Mrs Wale and I are very competitive and like winning the TTRockstars competitions, so you’ve got to practise!


Activity one: Read

This is so so so important! Get stuck into a good book. If you are not a fan of reading, try listening to one too. You should all read for 20 minutes per day.

1) Try Audible. There are loads of stories for free:

2) Read theory

3) Reading Planet


Activity two: TTRockstars

Not sure I need to explain this one. Make sure that you know all of your times tables up to 12 x 12 by September.


Activity three: Spellings

Make sure that you know how to spell ALL of the Year 3 and 4 words and most of the Year 5 and 6 words (attached below).


Activity four: Science

- Sixty Second Science: there are so many fun activities, including investigations in to texting, morse code, sun dials, balloons and pulse meters (see the attached document below). 

- SuperStar Home Learning (the the attached document below)


Activity five: Fun DT outdoor activities

Click on the link to find out how to make a bird feeder, bug hotel and a milk bottle elephant.


Activity six: Cooking

Have a go at making some Indian snacks:

Make bread:


Activity seven: Journal about what you do over the holidays

You don't have to write paragraphs. You could just use bullet points or draw pictures.


Friday 17th July

Good morning! So today is the last day of Year 5! We have enjoyed teaching you so much. and even though this has been a very different year we hope you have some good memories. 

Remember we won't be setting daily work but your Year 6 teachers will be giving you some suggestions for Summer actviities on this page today.


Who's started their book for their your new teacher? Follow Thursday's links to make your book. 



Today is Maths challenge day.




How much do you know about spelling? Play one of these spelling games.






Thursday 16th July 

Good morning Year 5. We’ve been impressed with the work you’ve been saving on BGFL and emailing to us as well as what you’ve shown us on Teams. Well done!

Tomorrow is the last day of the school year. Your families should have had an email explaining that Teams will be turned off tomorrow at 3.30pm. We will not be setting daily work during the holiday or phoning you but if you need us you can email school. Try to go onto Teams before tomorrow to catch up with your classmates before the end of Year 5.

The Year 6 teachers will put some suggestions of activities for the summer on this page on Friday afternoon.


Transition task

Today we are going to start making a book for your new teachers: Mrs Wale (5L)  and Mrs Hughes (5I) and your fabulous teaching assistant Mrs Hussain. We’re using Book Creator - which is a really cool way of making online books. Mrs Large has made a video telling you how to log on. You’ll need to use the code in the video to get into the library. Don’t worry, it’ll be clear when you watch the video.


Miss King has also made some videos for you about how to use some of the features of Book Creator. Mrs Wale and Miss Hughes would really like you to include a picture of yourself in your book so they know who you are!




Here is today’s SPaG revision lesson. Don’t forget to write some sentences on BGfL to ‘show what you know’ if you can. (Scroll down to Monday’s lesson if you need more guidance on our SPaG revision lessons and what we would like you to do)



Today we are revising how to add suffixes to words ending in –fer

Punctuation and Grammar

Today we are revising how to use a thesaurus



Today we are reading and interpreting timetables. There are two videos to watch and then you can choose to do either Acitivty 1 or 2. Maybe you can even do both!



Wednesday 15th July

Good morning Year 5. How did you get on with writing your poems? 

Today we are going to reflect on our time in Year 5. 


So we are really close to the end of the year!

Year 5 may have finished abruptly for you but you still spent 7 months in Year 5. What are your best memories? Blakesley Hall? Protests in the playground? Alex Ryder? DT week? Sports competitions?




Today's lesson is all about converting units of time. for example, seconds into minutes or minutes into hours.

Read the Learn and Practice sections. 

You can complete Activity 1 or Activity 2. 



Here is today’s SPaG revision lesson. Don’t forget to write some sentences on BGfL to ‘show what you know’ if you can. (Scroll down to Monday’s lesson if you need more guidance on our SPaG revision lessons and what we would like you to do)


Today we are revising how to use the suffix ous

Punctuation and Grammar

Today we are revising how to use a dictionary.


Tuesday 14th July

So what careers did you all decide on yesterday? I quite fancy being a penguinologist or a kit designer!


Yesterday we thought quite seriously about the future – it was amazing to read about some of your aspirations!

Today, you can let your imagination run wild!


Watch these two clips of performances about growing up:

When I grow up from Matilda


When I grow up poem


Here are two examples of poems entitled ‘When I grow up’



You are going to write your own poem about growing up.

You can follow this model or you write one of your own:


When I grow up I want to be

A _________________________


A __________________________

And maybe a ________________________


When I grow up I want to be

A ________________________



And maybe a ______________________



This lesson is about metric and imperial units of measure. You may have heard your mums and dads talking about pints, miles, inches - all these are imperial units.




Today we are revising how to use the suffix ation

Punctuation and Grammar

Today we are revising how to write statement sentences

Monday 13th July

The last week of term everybody! Let's keep going with our learning right until the end.

For those of you who still haven't seen, please look at the book created by your new teacher:


5I are becoming 6H with Mrs Hughes  

5L are becoming 6W with Mrs Wale 


Project Birmingham

Last week we looked at MPs and councillors and the contribution they made to our community. However, there are plenty of other jobs and roles that you could aspire to.


What do you want to be when you grow up?

Some of you might already have a good idea of what you want to do when you are older. Some of you might not have a clue. Use these links to find out more about some different careers:

Professional footballer

Theme park designer

Marine biologist



If you need more ideas, use this link:


Choose a job you might be interested in having. Answer these questions about it:

  • What is the job?
  • What are the main things you would have to do?
  • What skills would you need?
  • What school subjects would be useful for it and why?
  • Why do you think you would be good at it?



Today we are converting between units of measure. Remember:

1km = 1000m

1kg = 1000g

1m = 1000mm    1m = 100cm    1cm = 10mm




When you have followed all of the links and completed all of the activities, try to write some sentences on J2e5 to ‘show what you know’.



Today we are revising words ending in sion



Punctuation and Grammar

Today we are looking at how to write a sentence.


These things are useful too:

* spend 5 minutes everyday on


* spend 20 minutes 3 or 4 times a week on


* get active with Joe Wicks, everyday at 9am:


* chill out and listen to a story on