Welcome to Herons Class and Year 5!


Mrs Greenard, Mrs Banghar, Mrs Ferreira and Mrs Welsh welcome you to Herons!

We have so many exciting things happening this term and lots of learning to be done! Some of what we will be looking at is:

Space - in Science

The Boy in the Tower - our English novel

A Case Study of Bedford

Place Value

Julian Opie - Art

Using Word Documents

.....and lots more.....


Please keep an eye on this page for regular class updates. If there is anything you are unsure of, come and see one of us!

P.E. Days are Tuesdays and Thursdays - Remember to come in your P.E. kit on these days!

Year 5 Overview


We are focusing on Place Value in Maths this half term and numbers up to 1,000,000


Click on the link below to start practising your tables.




Year 5 Homework is set every Thursday.

Maths - 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!


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!



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

See below:

Online class activities and class blog via Purple Mash :https://www.purplemash.com/login/. (Children have their individual logins in their Organisers)

Maths activities and support via My Maths: https://login.mymaths.co.uk/ 

Times tables practise via TTRockstars: https://ttrockstars.com/  (Children have their individual logins in their Organisers)

Online curriculum activities and latest news for children via espresso: https://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/what-we-offer/discovery-education-espresso/   

Online maths tutorials and activities via White Rose Maths : https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

Another maths site to help you practise - https://www.mathschase.com/

Online exercises to keep children active with Joe Wickes:  youtube.com/thebodycoach1

myOn online reading site: https://www.myon.co.uk/login/index.html

Reading online: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/oxford-owl-ebook-collection


Further support:

Further support for English, Maths and Science can be found on BBC Bitesize select the following: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/zbr9wmn

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.


In English we are reading Boy in the Tower by Polly Ho-Yen. We are lucky enough the get the chance to speak with the author later this term!


In Science this term we are learning all about Space! We will look at our solar system and learn about the orbit of the moon, how shadows are formed and what the different planets are made of. Later on we will visit the Space Centre in Leicester to consolidate of our learning!


We are learning all about the geography and history of our home town - Bedford!


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