Holmgate Primary School And Nursery

Let your light shine

Respect, Responsibility, Resilience

Welcome to Year 5
We are Florence Class

Class Teacher - Mr Moore

Teaching Assistants - Mrs Peace, Mrs Cannon, Mrs Cuff

Working from home

There is work for you to do on Seesaw. Please log in to the Seesaw website each day, follow the instructions and complete the work. Happy learning and hopefully I will see you all soon!



Year 5 are continuing with the mastery approach to mathematics. This will ensure that your child has a good understanding of how to carry out the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division).  The Mathletics https://login.mathletics.com/ and TT Rockstars https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student/35585 websites are great resources that your child can use at home to accelerate the pace of their learning in maths. 



We will continue to reinforce our Rainbow Grammar knowledge and make sure the class applies this to their writing. This term the children can also look forward to writing diary entries, newspaper reports and historical fiction.

Your child will bring home spellings to learn each week and should record their home reading in their new diaries four times per week.  Reading diaries will be checked every Monday.  Spelling tests will be every Friday.


Our bank of Ipads continue to help to enhance lessons across the curriculum.  
We will continue to teach the children how to use the Internet safely.  We will also use laptops and ipads to create concept maps, spreadsheets and databases. Please be aware of the websites that your children use at home and please come to see us if you have any questions about staying safe online.


Our Project this term

This term we are asking the question 'Are we all really equal?' We will explore this question through the prism of four key words: equality, discrimination, freedom and individuality.  We will investigate how equal a society we live in today, and compare it to other societies in the past.  Our RE and PHSE lessons will also be linked to our project.




 The children will be doing PE on the field at times so please ensure that they have appropriate PE kit in school all week.

We will continue to hold regular multi-cultural days to give children an understanding of how people live around the world. The children will also continue studying Mandarin and will begin to learn how to

compose their own pieces of music using a range of instruments. 

This term, our science topic is Animals including Humans.  In this topic we will investigate the changes humans go through at various points in their lives, including infancy, adolescence and adulthood.



* P.E. will normally take place on Tuesday, however we do occasionally have additional lessons so please ensure children have their P.E. kit in school every day.
* Children can bring their own healthy snacks to school for break time.  They are allowed to bring a 'treat' for snack on Fridays.
* Please ensure that your child comes to school with the correct school uniform, including the correct coloured jumpers and black shoes or trainers.
* Please remind your child that we have a NO chewing gum policy in school.  Many think they can pull the wool over our eyes - but we have not been fooled!


There are a wide range of useful websites that your child can use to enhance their learning.  Here are just a few that you might find useful:

This is really useful for all round research.  Most areas of the curriculum are covered and you will find information relating to most topics we have been learning about in class.

This is a great website to remind you of things you have been learning about in class.  There are sections about English, Maths and Science.