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St. John's Ealing



Year 5

Richards class - Miss Pilling

Barber class - Miss Bailey  

Teaching assistants - Mrs Hunt, Mr Gibson, Mrs Patrick, Miss Vardy


 Remember you can keep in touch on Twitter - @BarberRJS @RichardsRJS


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Arrangements for the start of the new school year 2021-22

The children’s first day back is Thursday 2nd September 2021. Following Government advice on the need to maintain hygiene routines and taking into account that the majority of parents and staff favoured it we will be having a staggered start and finish to the school day. It will not be as spread out as it is now but our arrangements will enable all children to wash their hands on entry and exit to the building and hopefully to reduce the number of children, parents and cars waiting outside. As you will know the volume of traffic outside school can be seriously problematic.

Richards class – Miss Pilling

 8.35am they can come onto the site through the side school gates (the entrance that Mr Jones’ class have used this year).

8.40am – the children will be met and go to wash hands

 8.50am Register in class and settle to work.

Barber class – Miss Bailey

8.35am children can come onto the school site through the two pedestrian gates at the front and wait in the area outside of the pupil gate.

8.40am – they will be met and taken through to wash hands before

8.50am.Register taken with learning starting immediately they enter the classroom.

3.20pm both classes will finish school leaving by the same route as they entered after handwashing.

We would ask that Year 5 parents wait across the road at the end of the day rather than on the site given the small areas available for the children to gather in.


Home learning

Please log in to TTRockstars, Numbots, Spelling Frame and Lexia daily. Keep reading your school reading book and remember to quiz too!


Maths - Multiplication and Division - we have been learning how to use formal written methods to multiply and divide bigger numbers. Use these lessons to recap and revise your understanding.

Day 1 - Multiply 3 digits by 2 digits + worksheet

Day 2 - Multiply 4 digits by 2 digits + worksheet

Day 3 - Divide 3 digits by 1 digit + worksheet 

Day 4 - Divide 4 digits by 1 digit + worksheet

Day 5 - Divide with remainders + worksheet 

English - in our SPaG lessons we are learning about how we can improve our writing. One of our focuses is sentence structure. Watch these videos and explore the activities to support you

Day 1 - Explore complex sentences

Day 2 - To revise complex sentences

Day 3To explore relative clauses 

Day 4 + 5 - Read through the notebook slides ready for your Whole School Write. Can you create a plan for an adventure story and then use what you have learnt this term (and revised this week) to write your own story? Don't forget relative clauses and expanded noun phrases!

Topic - History - The Vikings

Day 1 - Who were the Vikings?

Day 2 - What were the Viking raids?

Day 3 - What was the Danelaw?

Day 4 - What was life in Viking Britain like?

Day 5 - How did Britain become a unified country?




Art - Have a go at the paper crafts and being creative with paper!

Spring Term

Welcome back to the second term of Year 5! We hope you enjoyed the Christmas break and are ready for all of the exciting things we have to learn this half term.



Spring learning

This term we will be learning about the the United Kingdom. We will look at counties, bodies of water surrounding the UK and coastal features. We have got a really busy term of learning ahead and are looking forward to getting started on our rainforest topic after February half term!


If you want to get started on some home learning for the UK and preparing for our Rainforest topic, have a look at the home learning grid. Click here


We are focussing on number skills, reading fluency and writing so it is essential that you keep your homework going to support your school learning! Use the app links above and keep reading at least three times a week and keep quizzing. 

Please remember to complete your CGP homework books weekly and remember to bring them back into school on Tuesday to mark. Keep practising your spellings each week ready for Thursday. 


Don't forget to bring your PE kit every Wednesday and Thursday and make sure you have the right clothes for outdoor PE - especially if it's cold! Remember Barber class, you will be swimming on Wednesday and Thursday.

PE Kit:

Plain white tshirt

Dark jogging bottoms/shorts

Plain black jacket


No jewellery 

Hair bobble for long hair


Extra bits

* Please click here for a downloadable version of the Home Learning booklet and click on the relevant subject for copies of the ReadingWriting and Maths RAARE (Reduced Attendance Age Related Expectations) shared in the email of w/b 3rd May.