Church Road, Astwood Bank
Redditch, Worcestershire, B96 6EH
01527 892 681
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 Welcome to Year 5  .

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  • Stationery Reminder: Please ensure your child has all the necessary equipment in their pencil cases. -They should have 2 pencils, 2 black handwriting pens, 2 whiteboard pens, a small pair of scissors, a small sized glue stick & a small ruler.  This will need to stay in school
  • Start & end times to UKS2 day - 08:40 start and 3:10 finish.

COSMICEnglish: Cosmic by Frank Cottrell-Boyce

Biographies of Neil Armstrong, Tim Peake and Katie Bouman.  We will be looking at newspaper reports and writing some of our own.

Maths:  We will learn about perimeter and area.

Topic:   Earth and SpaceOver the next couple of weeks we will be learning about famous astronauts and their life and work.  We will also explore the International Space Station in particular the time that Tim Peake spent there.       

PE is every Wednesday and Thursday.  Please ensure your child has labelled PE kit in school.  In KS2 we prefer children to wear trainers rather than plimsolls as they give better support.

Rapid Reading: Please ensure that you are reading regularly and try to complete your weekly rapid reading activities by Friday of each week. This will allow us to re-allocate you a new book for the following week.

Don't forget to checkout School Games and Sports Matches page to find out your House Points score and lots of fun activities for you all to score some more.


                                                                  Here are some useful websites:

   Home Learning White Rose Maths 

We have a school subscription to Espresso which has huge amount of resources for all subjects:

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Timestables  practice:   TTRockstars                                                                              

Maths Homework:  MyMaths                                          

Maths activities and games:  Top Marks                         

Research for  Living things and their habitats:  Homework Help                 

Maths games and activities:  Maths Chase 

English Glossary -  Explanation of Terminology


 REMEMBER: to work hard, have fun and stay safe!!!



In year 5, pupils are expected to complete weekly homework. Homework will be set every Wednesday and this is due in the following Monday please. This will consist of spellings to learn and My Maths to complete online.  In addition pupils are expected to change their reading book and read regularly at home.

For pupils isolating:

Please work through the activities we have set you in the folders below.  We would like to see what you have achieved at home so please make sure you bring your work in when you return OR please email the work to us using the following email address:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Remember there is Purple Mash to use as well as TT Rockstars and My Maths.  If you are unsure about anything please contact us.  

For link to the maths teaching videos please click below:

Home Learning White Rose Maths