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 admin@st-marys-purton.wilts.sch.uk and they will be forwarded to the appropriate member of staff.)

Miss Palmer: 


Mr Biddle and Miss Harries: 



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Mr Biddle(less than a year ago)

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

Loris(less than a year ago)

Hi please may you like link the English work please because I think I have packed my books.

hayden(less than a year ago)

hello my score on the jumping thing was 73. i used my pencil case as the thing i jumped over bye bye.

Maya ford(less than a year ago)


Mrs Gault(less than a year ago)

Hi Xander, we only link the pages of the book for the days you do VIPERS. Other days it will be read during the afternoon zoom.

xander wright(less than a year ago)

i can not read todays chapter

Casper Nadin(less than a year ago)


Mr Biddle(less than a year ago)

Hi Isaac, thanks for your message. For today's maths challenges, you can choose the star-rated challenge you would like to try, you don't have to do every challenge. I hope this helps.

isaac(less than a year ago)

for maths do we have to do all chalenges

Mr Biddle(less than a year ago)

Hi Jack, thanks for your message. Today's VIPERS questions are based on the image, there isn't a text to read. Today it's about 'reading' an image and answering the questions based on the picture. Let me know if you need anything else.

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Year 5's Home Learning Hub




You can see our curriculum overview by clicking the image above.

You can read more about our curriculum here: www.st-marys-purton.wilts.sch.uk/our-curriculum 


Year 5 Home Learning Hub 



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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

Our big questions this term:


 1. How do I show respect to others?

2. Is it right to fight back?

3. How can I make a difference? 


Our values this term

Tolerance and respect


Our class reader this term

 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: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/keystage-2-english-reading-test-framework 

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.

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.