St Mary's C of E Primary School

Faith in Everyone to Shine Brightly

College Road, Purton, Wiltshire, SN5 4AR

01793 770239

If you have any questions specifically relating to this work, we can be contacted using our special ‘class’ email addresses below. 

(Please note, these email addresses should only be used for matters relating to home-learning. We will of course endeavour to reply as soon as possible, but do be aware teachers can only send emails from this account on weekdays between 08:30 – 17:00.

All other issues or queries should be emailed to and they will be forwarded to the appropriate member of staff.)

Miss Palmer: 

Mr Biddle and Miss Harries:


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please can you give my seesaw logins

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Hi Loris, I have sent a copy over to you - let me know if it didn't arrive.

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Year 5's Home Learning Hub




You can see our curriculum overview and read
more about our curriculum by clicking the image above.


Year 5 Home Learning Hub 

Please find above booklet which will tell you all about your new class. 

We can't wait to get to know all about you in September!



Please return your work via Seesaw.

Please click the link below and use your personal ID to upload your work. 

Click here to return your work


If you have any questions, please contact us using our class email addresses. We look forward to seeing the fabulous work you'll be doing.


⭐Shine brightly⭐

Miss Palmer, Miss Harries and Mr Biddle

Year 5 Home Learning Hub  


Miss Palmer, Miss Harries and Mr Biddle 

Teaching Assistants

Mrs Abbott, Mrs Chivers, Mrs Gustar, Mrs Howse, Mrs McKerrow and Mrs Stevens.


Term 1 big questions: 

 1. Should Harry forgive the Dursleys?

2. Can I put myself into someone else's shoes?

3. Should you forgive someone who wrongs you?


Term 1 values:

Forgiveness and Peace

PE days:

Miss Palmer = Tuesday and Wednesday

Mr Biddle and Miss Harries = Wednesday and Friday 

Term 1 class reader:

 Reading in Year 5 

Vipers is a range of reading prompts based on the 2016 reading content domains found in the National Curriculum Test Framework documents which can be found online  here: 

For more information click on the image the reading VIPER to see what each letter stands for an for some example questions which could be used.

In Year 5 we discuss the reading VIPERS daily,  therefore all children should be aware of what the letters stand for and be familiar with the questioning we use. The VIPERS are a really useful tool to use with images, when reading a text and watching video clips. 

 Ninja Vocabulary

Can you be a ninja and sneak our WOD into your writing?

In Year 5 we also encourage all of our children to be Vocabulary Ninjas! Everyday your child will be given a WOD (word of the day). Their challenge is to use this word appropriately in their writing and in everyday conversations. 

There are now lots of fun games to help you develop your ninja vocabulary skills and become a grand master. Click the picture below to play.

 Mathematics in Year 5

Key Learning and Vocabulary

Click the links below to access our knowledge organisers.  They capture the key learning for the term and list the specific language that we will be using in each year group. In our maths lessons, we explain how we know something is correct and reason by using mathematical vocabulary.


Term 1 = Click here

Term 2 = Click here

Term 3 = Click here

Term 4 = Click here

Term 5 = Click here 

Term 6 = Click here

 Calculation Policy

The document linked below shows the main methods taught in Year 5 for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.  Each child’s progress is different; however, most children will acquire the listed methods by the end of the school year. 

 For more information and links for websites to support and consolidate maths learning, visit the Maths at St Mary's page here.


Week beginning 19th September 2022 

Subject Activity Notes

Log into Times Table Rock Stars. 

Practising your times tables will help with your class work. 

Congratulations to Spirit Class for winning the battle. 

Final scores:

Spirit = 12, 684

Pioneer = 3, 193



Log in to your Spelling Shed account by clicking the link, then practise this week's spellings.














Feel free to practise these at home also.

Year 3/4 (for reference if you wish)

Year 5/6 


Please read at least 3 times a week and record these on the Go-Read website*.

*GoRead is now BoomReader. All logins are the same. 




I See Maths


Virtual maths lessons that are updated daily.



Get moving and keep fit with these great videos and activities for children of all ages.

Khan Academy

Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it's mostly common material.


BBC Learning

This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.



Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.



Creative computer programming


Ted Ed

All sorts of engaging educational videos


National Geographic Kids

Activities and quizzes for younger kids.



Learn languages for free. Web or app.


Mystery Science

Free science lessons


The Kids Should See This

Wide range of cool educational videos


Crash Course

You Tube videos on many subjects


Crash Course Kids

As above for a younger audience


Crest Awards

Science awards you can complete from home.


Paw Print Badges

Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.



All kinds of making.


Prodigy Maths

Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.


Nature Detectives

A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!


Oxford Owl for Home

Lots of free resources for Primary age


Geography Games

Geography gaming!


Blue Peter Badges

If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.


The Artful Parent

Good, free art activities 


Red Ted Art

Easy arts and crafts for little ones


DK Find Out

Activities and quizzes



This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures.