Glade Hill Primary and Nursery School

We are Golden and we SPARKLE

Yr 5 - Marvellous Maples

Home Learning Information



Hi Maples,


It's the last week, I can't believe it! We've been very busy at school getting ready for the end of term and preparing for September! I know that you've all earned a nice rest over the Summer, ready to rejoin us!


I've set you some reading and Maths to try this week, as well as some activities to get you thinking about your new class. I hope I'll see many of you in the Zoom meeting tonight!


Seee you soon,


Mr Winter


Hi Maples,


I cant believe there are only two weeks to go until the end of the school year! I'm sure you cant wait to be at the top of the school as our new Year 6s, and I know you'll all have an amazing year! With this in mind, I've included a transition activity to have a go at this week, and will also be adding more of these over the next two weeks.


I hope you enjoy it!


See you soon


Mr Winter


Hi Maples, 


Hope you had a great week. What's everybody reading at the moment? I've been really enjoying my book Our Castle by the Sea. I'd recommend it to anyone who likes history and adventure stories!

I hope you enjoy this week's home learning.


See you soon


Mr Winter


Hi Maples, 


I hope you've had a great week, and have stayed safe in the sun. We've had another great week in Year 6, although we've had to be careful with hats and sun cream during break and lunch times.


I'm happy to announce that I harvested my first green peas from the garden this week! Delicious!


Have a great week,


Mr Winter





Hi Maples!


I've had an action packed week, back in school teaching a year 6 pod! It's been a bit strange, but we've had lots of (safe) fun, and it's been great to see everybody!


I hope you've had a great week, and thanks again for all of the amazing work you've been sending me!


See you soon


Mr Winter


Hi Maples,


I hope you're all well!


The weather has been shocking this week, so I've spent most of my time reading! I've been balancing a children's book with my own grown up book - it's been tricky as they've both been too good to put down!


What have you all been reading? It would be great to get some recommendations!


See you soon, 


Mr Winter


Hi Maples!


Hope you are all safe and well, and enjoyed your home learning last week. I've been getting up to some gardening this week! My pea plants have finally started to flower - I can't wait to try them. I've also got a tomato plant, beans, and lots of different flowers! I've included some pictures below. It would be great to see any gardening you've been up to!


See you soon,


Mr Winter


Hi Maples!


I can't believe it's the final half term of the year! I hope you're all staying safe and working hard.


This half term, our topic is going to be 'Blue Planet'. We will be learning all about our oceans, the creatures that live there, and the environmental challenges our planet is currently facing.


I think you'll really enjoy it - it's fascinating! Check out the video below for a taste of what's to come!


All the best,


Mr Winter

Blue Planet II Official Trailer 2 | BBC Earth


Hi Maples!


First of all, a big thank you to everyone for all of their hard work over the half term. It know it's been challenging, but you've all shown your sparkle every day!


Over half term I though it might be time for a bit of fun, so I'd like you to have a go at this half term bingo!


How many can you complete and tick off? Can you get three in a row? Can you do them all in a week?


I'd love to see anything that you get up to!


Stay safe


Mr Winter



Hi Maples,


I hope you're all safe and well, and enjoying the sunshine we've had! Thank you to everybody who has sent pictures and work to me. This week I've set a pretty ambitious creative project - can you use scratch to make your own platform video game? I'll be having a go too, and will share mine next week! Check the weekly learning page for more details.


Also, a message for all keen Times Tables Rock Stars - there is currently a Guinness World Record competition in progress! Read the letter attached below for more details, get clicking, and enter! I know we have some potential champions in Marvellous Maples!


See you soon


Mr Winter



Hi Maples,


I hope you enjoyed your home learning tasks last week. I've certainly enjoyed seeing all the great work that was sent in to me! We have been lucky with weather this week, so I hope everybody has had a chance to stretch their legs in the sunshine and keep up that daily exercise! It's so important to get out of the house (in the safest way possible).


Here is a summary of your learning tasks this week - remember to keep checking in on My Maths and Purple Mash where I've been leaving feedback on the work you've been completing. 


Have a great week!


Mr Winter



Hi Marvellous Maples! 


I hope everyone is safe and well. Thanks to all of you for all of the email updates and photos you've been sending in, it's been great to see what you've been up to, and it helps us all to stay connected during this strange time. Keep your eye on the home learning gallery to see picture updates daily! Well done on all of your hard work so far, keep it up! There is a summary of this week's learning below, and all resources and extra information can be found on the page dated 4.5.20.


Look forward to seeing you soon! 


Mr Winter



Home learning resources!


In this section of our class page, you will find a variety of resources to help with learning at home.


Mr Winter will update this page on Fridays with new tasks and activities to complete during the following week. For any support or questions, please email the class email address, which will be checked daily.



Please follow the below link to access resources and home learning packs to support internet safety at home.




Please follow the below link to access My Maths. Your login details were included in your home learning pack, but if you do not have these please contact Mr Winter via the class email address.




A free audio story every day from David Walliams!




A collection of over 100 free Ebooks from Oxford Owl.




A selection of home learning Maths lessons from White Rose. These are being updated regularly so keep checking back for new content.




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Welcome to Marvellous Maples!


Welcome to Year 5's class page. Mr Winter is our class teacher and Mrs Buxton is our TA! 

Take a look at our page regularly to see what we have been learning!

Get your skates on! Marvellous Maples will be ice skating throughout the half term. Check us out!

Spring Term 2!

Take a look at what we will be learning this half term...


Curriculum Topics for spring half term 2

Earth and Space!

We will be continuing our Earth and Space topic this half term.


Literacy – Newspaper reports - We will be learning how to write Newspaper reports.

Maths – Decimals and percentages - we will be learning all about decimal numbers: how to order and compare them, add and subtract them, and find equivalent percentages and fractions.

Science – Forces and motion – We will be learning about different forces including gravity, air resistance, and friction. We will also be investigating how levers, pulleys and gears work.  

Geography Map reading – We will be learning to read grid references, keys, and symbols on ordinance survey maps.


Homework is given out on a Friday and collected in the following Friday.

- Maths book/ worksheet

- spelling lists

- learning times tables/ Superhero maths practice sheets


Reading is vitally important and helps with all areas of your child’s development. We would like children to read with an adult 3 times a week and this to be recorded in their reading diaries by an adult. Reading books and diaries must be returned to school each day to be read, filled in or changed. Specifically your child’s diary will be checked for the reading awards on a Thursday.

We will also be continuing to read our Science fiction novel A Wrinkle in Time as a class.

On Tuesday, the Maples visited Cadbury World! Have a look through our pictures to see what we got up to!


Autumn Term 1


Take a look at what we are learning this half term:


Image result for charlie and the chocolate factory book cover




This is the name of our new topic!

We will be learning all about chocolate, where it came from originally, how it is made, and also how to package it!

Literacy – Adventure stories - We will be reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and other adventure stories for inspiration.

Maths – Addition and Subtraction - This half term we will be learning how to use addition and subtraction confidently and efficiently to solve mathematical problems. We will also be focusing on being able to calculate sums in our heads at a quick speed.

Science – Chemistry– this half term we will be learning all about mixtures, solutions, reversible and irreversible changes.

History – We will be studying the Aztecs and how they invented chocolate!





P.E. is a compulsory part of the curriculum (all children must take part) and for Health and Safety reasons full P.E kit must be worn.


The Glade Hill PE kit is a plain white t-shirt with black shorts or trousers.


P.E. in Year 5 is on Tuesday afternoons.


Please can the children have their PE kit in school every day.



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