Clapham Road,
MK41 7LG
Tel. 01234 352879

Livingstone Primary School

'Opportunity For All To Succeed'

Welcome to Herons Class - Year 5

Have a great Easter holidays.  See you on Tuesday April 13th.

This term, Year 5 will be:

  • busy experimenting with different materials in science,
  • learning names and terms to describe the features of both mountains and rivers,
  • expanding our knowledge of Spanish phrases,
  • strengthening our computer knowledge of how to manipulate and control spreadsheets,
  • immersing ourselves in some awesome autobiographical texts and stories from further afield,
  • and continuing to develop Year 5's maths knowledge with multiplication and division strategies.

What an exciting term; jam packed with lots of fun learning.

Our year 5 pupils are increasingly encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning. They are encouraged to do their homework, pack their school bag, and remember to wear their PE kits on Thursdays and Fridays. As a result, they will develop and grow in confidence and resilience. We are encouraging independence in preparation for bigger things to come.

Year 5 Homework is set every Thursday.

Maths - Various activities on My Maths, practise times tables on TT Rockstars.

English - Comprehension tasks set on Purple Mash

Spellings - 10 spellings to learn weekly

Reading - Read at least 3 times a week for 20 minutes.

Make learning at home both fun and rewarding.

Strengthen your understanding of areas you find challenging!


Herons have P.E. on Thursdays and Fridays.

Year 5 are expected to come dressed in their school P.E. kit.

(Please check the weather and wear the appropriate P.E. kit.)

Keep in contact.      It is great to see what you are up to.      Keep in contact.       It is great to see what you are up to.      Keep in contact.      It is great to see what you are up to.      Keep in contact.       It is great to see what you are up to.      


Write a message on the class blog or email Mrs Savage on Purple Mash.

(Go to 'Sharing' then 'Shared blogs' followed by 'Herons blog' or go to 2Email)

You also have your own personal Seesaw account where you can send a message or ask a question.

(Remember to connect to Seesaw with your personal QR code)



You have access to a variety of websites to continue your learning.

See below:

Online class activities and class blog via Purple Mash : (Children have their individual logins in their Organisers)

Maths activities and support via My Maths: 

Times tables practise via TTRockstars:  (Children have their individual logins in their Organisers)

Online curriculum activities and latest news for children via espresso:   

Online maths tutorials and activities via White Rose Maths

Another maths site to help you practise -

Online exercises to keep children active with Joe Wickes:

myOn online reading site:

Reading online:


Further support:

Further support for English, Maths and Science can be found on BBC Bitesize select the following:

In Spanish, children can continue their learning using Espresso Discovery (see link and password above).   Please go to KS2 - Languages.  There are three Spanish units they can enjoy.

Do you feel like you are running out of books? Bedford Library has an eBook section on their site.

Click on the image of Bedford Library to go to their site.Immerse yourself in a good book!


An online classroom supported by the Department of Education.Oak National Academy

White Rose, the maths curriculum we currently use in school, has created home-learning for most year groups. It will be updated regularly.  It relies on worksheets but most of them do not need to be printed off, so children could work on paper.

Here is the link:

Children's author, Oliver Jeffers, is also reading his books live on Instagram then putting them on his website daily. Go to His books are charming and beautifully illustrated too!


The following link:… sends you to a fantastic resource of different levelled e-reading books.  All for free!


Home Learning focus for Maths:

White Rose is packed with activities and slideshows.

My Maths lets you practise your skills.

BBC Bitesize has fun videos and interactive games to play.

Look at the bottom of the page for some helpful maths websites.


Home learning focus on improving your:

Comprehension skills

Grammar and punctuation knowledge

Keep reading - there are lots of sites offering eBooks


Home Learning Focus for Science

Purple Mash - Learning about Inventors and Scientists

BP Educational services website - On their site there are articles about scientific achievements, presentations, videos, quizzes, posters, worksheets and much more.

Student code: 12364

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BBC learning - Times tables grid game

TT Rocks

Useful times tables games and activities can be found on...