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Welcome back to home learning Year 5!


We hope that you were able to relax with your family over the Easter break and that you have all kept safe and well. Please use the pages above to navigate to suggested learning activities. The English and Maths pages will be updated weekly with new learning activities so make sure you are checking this website and your email each Monday. We want to emphasise that the learning we are uploading is suggested activities. We are not trying to replicate the school day and want families to choose what will work best for them in this new situation. If you have any questions please feel free to email your child's class teacher.


It feels very strange that we are not going back to school to start the summer term and we miss you all greatly! We are however SO proud of how you have persevered during this time and are getting on so well at home with learning and other exciting activities - keep it up! We want to send our best wishes to all of our Year 5 family at this time and want to remind you that the Highlands Family are there for anything you might need. We look forward to hearing more about your activities at home and how creative you can be! Remember to keep active and make sure you are having fun at home! 


The Year 5 team

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Our stunning start this term was full of curiosity, passion, and experimentation. The engineers, inquirers and astronauts, participated in a carousel of activities. We learnt about the importance of the V2 rocket and how rockets are designed for optimum flight. We inquired into unusual imagery and questioned each other to express our curiosity. Finally, the young astronauts in training were put through their paces in a NASA style boot camp. The children were convinced that our topic was all about Space exploration but were astonished to find out that we were in fact learning "The Power of Curiosity!"



Our marvelous middle was a huge success. The children in year 5 created their own electronic Mars rovers in DT.  The children worked safely with saws to cut wood and demonstrated excellent cooperation  in order to get their circuits connected and operational before the looming deadline of the science fair. In the end, they produced some innovative and creative designs that showcased how much talent our students have.




This half term we a reading a non-fiction book called "Earth Shattering Events; Volcanoes, Earthquakes, Cyclones, Tsunamis and Other Natural Disasters " by Robin Jacobs. It is helping to understand more about the physical geography of our world and to understand how non-fiction books are organised.




This half term in Science, our scientists will be learning about Forces. We will be looking to:

- Understand gravity and how unsupported objects fall towards the Earth
-Identify the effects of air resistance, water resistance and friction, that act between moving surfaces.

-Recognise that some mechanisms including levers, pulleys and gears allow a smaller force to have a greater effect.



Marvellous Maths! 


In Maths over the coming weeks our mathematicians will be revisiting fractions, decimals and percentages.

Attendance and Punctuality

We do our very best to support your child’s learning and expect children to attend school every day, unless they are unwell.  We also expect children to arrive on time for every session. 

Children who have good attendance make good progress and achieve more highly.

Healthy schools


At Highlands our aim is to help our children become healthy and happy citizens of the world. To support this we would like you to make sure your child has a water bottle to help keep them hydrated at school. They will also need to have a healthy breakfast before they come to school. We are also working hard to provide our children with the healthiest lunches possible to make sure they are ready to learn in the afternoon. On a Monday and  a Friday your child is allowed to have one treat in their lunch box. All children are able to bring a healthy snack to have at playtime such as a piece of fruit or cereal bar.