St Nicolas CE Primary School, Abingdon

Learning Excellence

Year 5 (Class 11)

Welcome to Class 11

Monday 20th April 2020


Dear all,

We hope you have had a restful Easter. We have updated the list of websites and links below. We will continue to set additional things for children on Purple Mash and you should have received a Times Table Rock Stars log in with your learning pack.  


There are a couple of additions to the website list which we just wanted to draw your attention to:

  1. Jane Considine's Super Sentence Stacking is a fantastic resource. Each day, there will be a live webinar introducing a short animated film (at 9.45am) and then setting out a writing activity (at 10.30am). At the end of each day, Jane will select from submissions and put these together to make a story. There are two weeks of sessions already on Youtube - - and we thoroughly recommend Jane’s sessions.


  1. The BBC have put together daily lessons for literacy, maths and topic which begins today. These have been designed for each year group. Visit to access these. 


Have a wonderful week and stay safe!


Miss Dunwoody and Miss Earl

Jigsaw PHSE: Jigsaw PSHE have provided these free materials to help support children and families during lockdown. Below are two links to stories with activities. The stories are suitable for children 5 +. 

Friday 27th March 2020


Dear all,


We hope you are all well.


Here are our top five recommendations from the list below, particularly if you have completed the literacy and numeracy work in the packs sent home. In addition to this, work is being regularly set on Purple Mash:  


1. Twinkl

Twinkl are offering free access to parents, including their own home learning packs and a suggested daily timetable. Use the code: UKTWINKLHELPS.


2. Joe Wicks YouTube

Watch Joe Wicks live every day at 9am and keep active. Suitable for all the family.


3. Top Marks

A range of maths and literacy games to support learning.


4. White Rose Maths

Helpful videos to teach children and downloadable worksheets and answers sheets.


5. Pobble365

Fantastic resource for writing stimulus. A new image daily and writing ideas. Well worth a look.


Please see below for a comprehensive list of useful websites and links to support learning at home.


Miss Dunwoody and Miss Earl

Updated Monday 20th April 2020.

Please find below a list of helpful websites that can be used to support your child's learning at home.



From the 20th April, the BBC have daily lessons for literacy, maths and topic.


The Training Space – Super Sentence Stackers (Youtube)

Starting Mon 23rd March, Jane Considine will be delivering a series of English sessions via webinars for pupils, parents and teachers every weekday until the schools re-open. At 9.45am, she will announce the focus film of the day (a short animation). There will be a live webinar outlining the daily task at 10.30am. You can send these into Jane (by 2pm) and she will choose some to turn into a story (these will be announced at 3.30pm). You can access previous sessions via Youtube as well as watching live.


Top Marks - Maths

A range of maths games to support mental calculation and mathematical concepts.


Top Marks - English

A range of English games to support spelling, grammar, punctuation and reading.


Trinity Learning

Most children will have visited Trinity Church in Year 3 for the Easter Experience. For those of you that would like to recreate the experience at home, Trinity Learning have produced an Easter Experience at home script that you can use.


National Association of Teachers of Religious Education (NATRE)

Free Key Stage 2 Home Learning Resources


White Rose Maths

Home learning for Year 5. Really helpful video to teach children and downloadable worksheets and answer sheets for each lesson. We use a lot of White Rose in school.



Access to free singing content.


Instilling Inspiration

Educational videos, including those to keep you active.


K7 Maths

Free home schooling plans for all subjects.



Please see your child's homework book for their login.



A new image daily and writing ideas. Well worth a look. 


Classroom Secrets

Free home learning packs for each year group.

Free online games and activities.


Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.


Creative computer programming


Ted Ed
All sorts of engaging educational videos


National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes for kids.


Learn languages for free. Web or app.


Mystery Science
Free science lessons


The Kids Should See This
Wide range of cool educational videos


Crash Course Kids
As above for a younger audience


Crest Awards
Science awards you can complete from home.


Paw Print Badges
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.


All kinds of making.


Prodigy Maths
Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.


Nature Detectives
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!


British Council
Resources for English language learning


Oxford Owl for Home
Lots of free resources for Primary age.


Geography Games
Geography gaming!


Joe Wicks YouTube

Keep active with Joe Wicks - A range of active activities and live streamed PE lessons at 9am each weekday morning.


Blue Peter Badges
If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.


BBC Super Movers

Fun curriculum linked resources to get your class moving while they learn.


Red Ted Art
Easy arts and crafts for little ones


The Imagination Tree
Creative art and craft activities. 


Abingdon Partnership of Schools

A selection of English activities


Toy Theater
Educational online games


DK Find Out
Activities and quizzes


This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures. Twinkl School Closure free access code: UKTWINKLHELPS use it at

Miss T Earl - Class Teacher

Term 3 and 4

Frozen Kingdom


This term our topic is Frozen Kingdom.


In Literacy, we are going to be using the book Shackleton's Journey by William Grill to learn about Shackleton's expedition to the Antarctic and finding out about the Titanic. 


In Science, we will be looking at how animals are adapted to their environment and materials and their properties. 


In Geography, we will be looking at the different polar regions and the characteristics of their extreme climates.


In Music and Art, we will look at the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis); we will create art work using chalk and oil pastels and a soundscape to depict the Northern Lights. We will also be learning about the significance of sea shanties and creating our own to accompany tasks in the classroom. We will also look at different colour tones to create abstract iceberg art. In Design and Technology, we will be making igloos out of different materials and exploring how these are constructed.