Year 5

Coronavirus school closures - Home learning tasks

Dear parents/carers, below is your child's weekly home learning grid. This will be updated every Friday. You can also download using the 'download document' link underneath.

Many of the tasks have now been uploaded to the Seesaw website. You access it at the link below or download as an app. Emails should have been sent out to all Y5 parents/carers with details of your child's login. It's a really great website where pupils can upload examples of their work for their teachers and friends to see. 


Please don't hesitate to email your child's teacher if you have any queries regarding any of the given tasks. 

Here is your learning suggestions for week 14 (week beginning 13th July 2020):

 Lesson 1 - Regular and irregular polygons.pdfDownload
 Lesson 2 - Reasoning about 3D shapes.pdfDownload
 Lesson 3 - Reflection.pdfDownload
 Lesson 4 - Translation.pdfDownload
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PE for week 14:

Here are some examples of the fantastic work year 5 have been doing researching continents:

Check out the first issue of the year 5 'Lockdown' magazine. Thanks to all those that contributed!

If you have forgot your login for the French learning website Duolingo, you can find it on the link below.

 5AW logins.pdfDownload
 5RM logins.pdfDownload
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If you were enjoying our Young City Reads book 'Malamander' (by author Thomas Taylor) before we had to close, why not try to get a copy of the book and continue reading it yourself? Below is a link to resources and activities that accompany the book:

Below is a list of free links to a wealth of fantastic online tutorials, workouts, ideas and activities should you wish to support your child's learning further at home.

Year 5

Welcome back to what promises to be a fun and action packed term here in year 5 at Carden. Click here for our autumn term topic web and don't hesitate to ask us any questions about any aspects of the curriculum. Keep your eyes peeled on our page as we'll be sharing some photos of the exciting learning that we'll be doing over the next few weeks.






































In Maths we have been learning about perimeter. We used the playground to solve perimeter problems.


In art, we have been studying the artist Andy Warhol. First, we used space-themed images to create pop art in computing. We then used our images to print them using card, string and paint.


For our Earth & Space topic, we had a visit from the Herstmonceux science planetarium. It was great fun and we all learnt some amazing space facts.

We also went on a trip to the actual science observatory in Herstmonceux where we got to take part in a number of workshops including learning how to control a miniature robotic arm similar to the one on the International Space Station. It was a very ‘hands-on’ day out and we all had lots of fun learning.


For our Earth & Space topic, we carried out an investigation to find out how our shadows change over the course of the day. To ensure it was a fair test, we drew round the same person in the same place at different times.


For our Earth & Space topic, we have been learning about why the moon appears to change shape over the course of a month. We these made a model using Oreo biscuits to show the different phases of the moon. We also used models of the phases to help reinforce our understanding.


For our ‘properties and changes of materials’ science unit, we carried out an investigation to see what method was best to separate different mixtures. We could choose from sieving, filtration or evaporation.


For our ‘properties and changes of materials’ science unit, we carried out an investigation to see which substances would dissolve and which wouldn’t based on earlier predictions.


For our Invaders and Settlers topic, we created art depicting Viking Longships using water-colours.


In RE, we have been learning about the Hindu festival of lights known as Diwali. We used chalk to create traditional Rangoli patterns.