Year 5: Maple and Sycamore 2019 - 2020


In Year 5 at Pinehurst, we Experience, Excel and Enjoy.

Our Teachers

Sycamore class: Mr. Scott

Maple class: Mrs. Burke

Our Year 5 LSA: Mrs. Cain

Learning from home? (Summer 1)

If you have any queries please get in touch here:

Mr. Scott:

Mrs. Burke:

For children with access to Seesaw & Google Classroom, please check these daily for new work.

All children in Year 5 has access to Google Suites allowing them free access to a whole range of google products. Their login details are the same as they sign into the chromebooks in school. If they are struggling to sign in, just send the relevant teacher a quick email and we help you login.

Resources for Home Learning

There are a number of websites offering free day to day lessons, the main ones we'd recommed are The National Academy & BBC Bitesize

We'd love to see what work you've been doing at home, email us the work, or send us a picture on twitter to @PinehurstP or @Year5_Sycamores


Year 5 Home Learning Resource Pack

Year 5 Home Learning Pack (complete one from each section each day)

Here are some other links & ideas for working at home;


Letters from a Lighthouse PDF - Chapter by Chapter

Letters from a Lighthouse Activity Ideas

English Activity Booklet

GPS Activity Mats

Spelling Activity Booklet

Spot the Spelling Mistakes


Maths Activity Mats

Place Value Activities

Addition & Subtraction Activities

Multiplication & Division Activities

Fraction & Decimals Activities

Geometry Activities


Animals & Habitats Activities

Animals including Humans Activity Pack


WWII Activities


Research the Jewish religion. Create a table comparing it with other religions we have learned about.


Try and get 15 minutes of exercise a day. How creative can you be to get your blood pumping.


Create a poster on how to keep yourself healthy (body and mind). You could even create this online and save it to Seesaw.


Online: Create a website on Google Sites about how to stay safe online.

Offline: Create a booklet to inform people how to stay safe online.


Practice your sketching skills with household items (if you have any shells/driftwood, that's even better) - try changing the tone and shading and see how this affects your art.


Login into your YUMU on Charanga


Login into your Duolingo

Click here for a parents guide to learning on Duolingo

Key Websites your child can use to support their learning in Year 5


A Typical Week in Year 5 

The children and staff in Year 5 are looking forward to a great year of learning together. 

We have focused sessions on Reading, Writing, Basic Skills and Maths, each day.

We also enjoy lots of opportunities to learn about Science, Computing, Spanish, History, Geography, RE, PHSE, Art, DT, PE and Music throughout the term. 

Our PE days are:

Sycamore: Monday and Tuesday

Maple: Tuesday and Wednesday

Your child will need a yellow Pinehurst t-shirt, navy shorts, navy jogging bottoms and a pair of pumps or trainers in school to take part.

Our Curriculum 

At Pinehurst Primary School we aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum that provides the children with opportunities to Experience, Excel and Enjoy. We aim to foster a lifelong love of learning, through delivering a twenty-first-century education. A cross-curricular approach to learning encourages the children to be independent, reflective learners and responsible citizens. We work closely with parents to support children’s learning. 

In Year 5


Children will be reading different texts in school during shared reading and in English lessons. In class, we are currently reading 'Who let the Gods out' by Maz Evans and every child has their own book to take home and enjoy.


The children will be writing a range of fiction and non-fiction texts throughout the year.

Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation

Children will be focusing on Year 5 features such as parenthesis, relative clauses and varying their punctuation usage.


The children in Year 5 learn maths through our mastery approach encouraging deeper thinking and understanding in their maths and where they can find maths being used in daily life.

The Wider Curriculum

This term we will be learning about;

Rivers, Animals & their Habitats, Cyber Safety and much much more.

Please see our Curriculum news at the bottom of the page for more information. 

It will be a busy and fun-filled year of learning. 

How can I help and support my child at school? 

Homework is set on Friday and should be returned by the following Thursday. 

Children without homework must complete it at Friday lunchtime ready to be marked after lunch.

Homework will include weekly reading comprehension, GPS, arithmetic & reasoning. Homework for the other subjects will be set half termly.

Reading is encouraged daily and should be recorded in your child’s reading record book. 


Practical ideas to support your child 

Sharing books, reading with and to your child. 

Visiting places of interest, talking to your child about them, and encouraging them to ask questions. Places you may choose to visit: the library, country parks and local nature reserves, museums, etc. 

Making opportunities to play and work with others. 

Opportunities to be creative. 

Allow your child to problem solve, if they are experiencing a challenging situation, allow them time to try and solve it themselves before stepping in.

To keep up to date with our learning journey don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @PinehurstP, @Year5_Sycamores & @MissSweeney91

Please continue to share with us your tweets about your learning outside of school.    


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