Year 5

Home learning Summer Term.

As you will be aware school re-opens to a small number of year groups from 1st June 2020. Unfortunately, we are not in a position to accept all children back just yet.

As a result we have altered our approach to home learning to bring it more in line with what those will be doing in school. We hope that this will ensure those who remain at home are not missing out on the structure and learning packed into a school day as much as we possibly can. At the bottom of this webpage you will now find a weekly work plan which will be similar to what the children back in school are covering.

Until now our approach for home learning has not been about ensuring that work given will keep children in line with each other. Nor about intense coverage of the curriculum as I know that this would not have been possible due to the different situations we are all in. We have provided work so that children could keep that love of learning alive in the core areas of learning for the past 7 weeks, in whatever style you as parents decided to take.

What is important is that you as parents have made your children feel safe and secure during this very uncertain time for them and whatever you have done with them will have been perfect.

Hello Year 5!

During the summer term our new topic is based on the book 'What a Waste' which looks at what we can do to help protect our planet from the rubbish we create.

What A Waste by Jess French | Waterstones

It is not only the Earth's land and the sea that we need to protect for future generations. Did you know that Space debris (space waste) is becoming a major problem too?

An astronaut works on a space station and loses a tool. An ageing satellite begins to break up. A panel is knocked off a rocket... space is littered with junk and the problem is getting worse!

During this term, we are going to explore all aspects of space while looking particularly at the impact humans are having in the skies above us as well as the land, oceans and seas around us.

Choose from the list of takeaway homework projects below to explore this exciting topic further!

Purple Mash

Please log on to Purple Mash to find activities I have set related to our new topic. A new one will be added each week. Well done to all of you who have already visited and tried some of the tasks. Use the websites I have recommended to help you research Space.


Year 5 have put all of the login details for the following websites in the back of their Reading Diaries.


Daily reading is one of the most important things you can do to continue your learning at home. The following website contains a selection of free eBooks, audiobooks and games: 

You will have received your login details via the office. 


White Rose Maths has created daily lessons which you can complete at home. From the week beginning 11.5.20, these resources (worksheets, answers and video links) will be uploaded to the tab at the bottom of this webpage. 

White Rose Maths is all about helping learners to love maths by understanding what it’s all about!


Maths activities will be added weekly. The first activities for decimals will be added at the end of the first week studying decimals using White Rose Maths lessons.

Times Table Rock stars

Please practice your times tables regularly. 10-15 minutes per day will keep them fresh in your mind. Don’t forget to practice the corresponding division facts too.


Please find below Year 5 spelling, writing and poetry activities from the Literacy Company. Ideally a spelling activity should be attempted each day and one activity from either the writing or poetry lists.

Purple Mash

Activities for you to try will be added to Purple Mash. Click on 2Do to find these.


Have a look at the following website for P.E. activities that do not require any specialist equipment.

Kids Workouts to do at home

PE passport, a tool the school uses to plan our PE curriculum has created online content to provide fun and engaging challenges to be attempted at home and as families. They have added Dance, Yoga, Hand/Eye Coordination skills and personal challenges. The content of this will be updated daily over the coming weeks and I hope the resources available will help you stay active during the closure. The website also provides external links to other websites that might prove useful to parents and carers whilst at home. Please click on the link below to access this content.

Stay safe, stay fit and stay active!

Many thanks, Mr Dooley

Special Educational Needs (SEN)

In these uncertain times, we want to help you and your children as much as we can with access to the following educational resources:


Many of you already have a Log In to access daily IDL Reading and Spelling and/or IDL Maths. Please continue to use daily for 20 minutes. 

Dyslexia Gold

Your children are now able to access Dyslexia Gold programs for the rest of the academic year, for your children to play at home.  The programs work on laptops, computers, tablets and phones and only need an internet connection.

If you would like use this program, please complete the form on this page:

It will give you instant access to the Teacher's dashboard where you can create your child's account free of charge!


Twinkl is supporting school closure with Home Learning Packs which includes an SEND Learning Pack. Please follow the following steps;

Step 1: Go to

Step 2: Enter the code  CVDTWINKLHELPS

Child Friendly Covid 19

Resources are available (please find below) to support children to understand the current situation. Please find attached  social stories including pictures to explain the current situation which are suitable for all children. One includes what is going to be happening in schools if the pupil has to stay in school and one is for the pupils who are at home and how to encourage them to complete school work at home. 

Kind Regards,

Mrs J Cliffe       (SENCo)




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Bunbury Aldersey CE Primary School

School Lane,
Bunbury , Cheshire

Main Contact: Mrs Fiona Todd & Mrs Nicola Badger

Tel: (01829) 260524 or 261332

SEN Contact: Mrs Jo Cliffe

SEN Email:

For all enquiries, please call Mrs Kate Waring on 01829 260524 / 01829 261332 or

Bunbury Aldersey CE, School Lane, Bunbury, Cheshire, CW6 9NR

Tel: (01829) 260524 or 261332 | Email: