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Our class teacher is Mrs Cousins. On Mondays and on Tuesday afternoons, Ms. Prosser will be teaching us. Mrs Scutt and Mrs Sutton are members of our support team too!




School Closure

Please see the information below which will explain how and when activities will be set for the children while they are learning at home. Don't forget to check the Class Blog on Purple Mash and share your news there!



Sefton School Games Week (Starting 20th June)

Please share your celebrations, videos, photos from National School Sports at Home 2020 via twitter @NorthSeftonSG. @birkdaleprimary


It would be fantastic to see as many young people and their families from across North Sefton having fun and taking part #NSSWtogether


Please see the activity timetable below.


Blue Peter Six Badges of Summer!


Blue Peter have loads of fun activities for you to try in order to earn six badges of summer! There is a great wallchart to download so you can tick off what you have done. Follow the link to find out more and let u know how you get on!


Click here to find out more!

Click here to watch the Blue Peter 6 badges of summer episode!




Weekly Update

Week beginning 29th June!


Hello all!

We hope you enjoy this week's learning activities...please remember that you can photograph anything you produce from these lessons and add it to our Y5 Display Board or Twitter so that we can still see what you are up to! This week, several of the Purple Mash activities have important information in the 'instructions' before you launch the activity so please read them carefully to make sure you do things in the right order! 



Oak National Academy - Identifying the key features of a newspaper

Oak National Academy - Write a newspaper report

Please note - there is a Purple Mash Newspaper report template set for you to write your finished newspaper piece on after doing these lessons!

Oak National Academy - Direct and Indirect Speech










Science - BBC Bitesize Evolution

Other foundation subjects are on Purple Mash


There are still some things to do on Purple Mash including reading activities, spelling tests and maths games.


As always, we do not expect you to do everything if you are also using other resources available, such as additional BBC Bitesize lessons, Maths Factor etc. 


We hope you have a lovely week of home learning and fun!


Mrs Sinnott and Mrs Cousins

Weekly Spellings


Here are this week's spellings to learn! Remember, the quiz on Purple Mash should be completed towards the end of the week when you have had time to practise these spellings in a variety of ways :)


dependable    comfortable     understandable     reasonable     enjoyable

reliable     excitable     preferable     adorable     believable


Learning From Home


Dear Parents,

We completely understand that every family has different challenges to face in supporting home learning. With this in mind, we are providing a range of recommended resources to go alongside our Purple Mash activities and a daily guide that you can adapt to suit your own situation. BBC Bitesize has excellent daily lessons to follow and we would encourage children to have a go at some of these each week. There are also a wide range of links below to support learning across the whole curriculum, so please feel free to dip in and out as you choose!


Dear Children,

We don't expect you to do everything, of course, but you should aim to do the following

every day:

  • Read (Purple Mash chapters and quizzes will be set or you can read your own book)
  • Practise your weekly spellings- take the Purple Mash test each Friday!
  • Complete one other English activity (from the grammar and writing tasks set on Purple Mash or the daily Bitesize lesson)
  • Complete the times table check on Purple Mash
  • Complete one other Maths activity (from the Maths tasks set on Purple Mash, the daily Bitesize lesson or Maths Factor etc- see links)
  • Complete one other activity- this can be a topic activity from Purple Mash or BBC Bitesize, some exercise, or something creative! Try to do a different type of activity each day to keep it interesting!

As always, use the class blog to let us know what you've been up to and share your work and photos.


Keep scrolling for useful links!


Have fun and stay safe!

Mrs Cousins and Mrs Sinnott



Useful Links


BBC Bitesize:

Here's the link to this week's year 5 activities- give it a go!


Maths Links:

The Maths Factor and the White Rose Hub have some wonderful online maths lessons that come with fun games and activities to help you practise! They are great for revising the topics we have covered this year, and even for having a go at the ones we are missing out on! Have a look at fractions, data handling and shape, space and measure activities to really challenge yourself.

Parents will need to register for Maths Factor and then children can login to access lessons for their age. Have a go and let us know how you get on! 


Science Links: 


P.E and Outdoor Activity Links:

Follow @sportscubed and @NorthSeftonSG on Twitter for daily and weekly challenges... don't forget to upload your videos and tag @birkdaleprimary! 


Music Links:


E-Safety Links:


Support from Sefton and SEND Links: 


Extra Activities:

Many education resource sites are offering free access at the moment! Here are a few we would recommend if you’re looking for more resources or paper based learning packs: 






Class Information



Uniform and PE Kit

Please ensure that all coats/uniform/PE kits/water bottles are labelled with children's names.

Outdoor PE is on Fridays- tracksuits in winter are essential! Indoor PE is on Thursdays- please ensure that PE kits are always in school.

Please remember that trainers, jewellery and extreme hairstyles are not permitted. See our uniform policy for full details.



There is an expectation that all children will continue to undertake daily reading, as little as 10 minutes a day makes a difference. Please remember to sign your child's reading record, even if they have read independently. The children will need to bring their reading records into school each day along with their reading books.

Children will receive a list of spellings to learn weekly and a range of homework activities to complete half termly.


During the Spring term we will be learning about the UK. Check our page regularly for photo updates and keep track of us on twitter- @birkdaleprimary