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Welcome to Class 5S!


Our class teacher is Mrs Sinnott 

Miss Roughly is with us every day and is always ready to help and support us!

Mr Jessop teaches us on Tuesday afternoons and Mr Murphy helps out with P.E. on Thursday mornings. 



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!




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 information!

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



Weekly Update

Week beginning 6th July!


Hello all!

We are missing you all lots and hope you're still safe, happy and busy at home! We are now on our final two full weeks of the school year and this time would usually be filled with fun activities and getting ready to move to our new classes. With this in mind, we've set some summer activity booklets for Maths and English this week and hope that these help you revise some of the year 5 objectives we have covered this year.

If you don't have access to a printer and would prefer to work from online lessons, then you can still access BBC Bitesize or Oak National Academy and choose from there instead!

Links to the activity booklets and foundation lessons can be found below. Please still check Purple Mash as well for the usual weekly activities.


We hope you enjoy this week's activities!

Mrs Cousins and Mrs Sinnott


Foundation Lesson Links:

Spanish- Give your opinion about your town or city

Science- What are insulators and conductors?

Music- Singing in harmony

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 :)


especially     neighbour       determined        accommodate       interfere

committee      apparent       harass          aggressive        communicate


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: 




5S Weekly Routine

Indoor P.E. is on Thursday morning - white t-shirt, shorts and pumps or bare feet (no trainers!)

Outdoor P.E. is on Friday afternoon - white t-shirt, shorts or jogging bottoms, trainers or pumps and a jumper or hoodie if it is cold. 


Reading - children are still expected to read a few times each week in Y5 and have this noted in their reading diary by an adult. If on 'free readers', children can choose books from home or our school library but should still have an adult sign their reading diary to show they have read at home. Reward pebbles will be given each time a child reads at home so please try to help them with this. 


Homework - Spelling homework will be given out each Friday and will be due back in the following Friday. Children will have an activity to do with the words they have been given but also need to learn how to spell them. There is a list of activities that the children could do to help with this in the front of the homework book. 


Half-term homework - the 'grid' of homework activities will continue this year instead of weekly Maths etc. The children will be given this sheet in their homework book at the start of the half term and it will be due back in during the last week of the half term. Feel free to present work in the book in any way you wish.