Have you seen this? https://ssmj.oxon.sch.uk/school-home-learning-page/


Gallery of our work


Dear Parents and Carers,

We understand that this is a difficult time and during the period where SSMJ is closed we will aim to provide all work on this Year 5 page. Each morning the Year 5 team will upload English and Maths work for the day. We would encourage the children to read for at least half an hour a day and then spend an hour on their English work. For Mathematics, a PARD sheet or a Whiterose worksheet and extension activity will be uploaded once every two days. The expectation is that it is completed over two hours. We will also aim to provide spelling, punctuation and grammar work throughout the week. If you are looking to supplement your child’s learning further: Mathletics, Readiwriter and other resources are available here (Chatterpack is a blog that provides a huge amount of free resources for home learning ranging across KS1, KS2 and KS3).

In addition to this, Twinkl and Classroom Secrets have provided free home learning packs for each year group.

The Year 5 team wish you all the best. Any additional questions should be emailed through the school office.


Letter from the Year 5 Team! 18.05.20 Year 5 letter



Mrs Taylor’s letter- Hello Year 5 2nd letter





Week beginning 20th April Chemical Creations Home Learning Task

Week beginning 27th April Earth and Space lesson 1 and 2

Week beginning 11th May Earth and Space lesson 3

Week beginning 18th May Earth-and-Space-lesson-4

Week beginning 1st June Earth and Space lesson 5


Topic (History) 

Here are our preconceptions about Vikings: Vikings – our preconceptions

Topic, Vikings, week 2 – sources

Here’s the task for this week. It’s quite long, so don’t worry about doing it all in one go – you could do it over a few days! Enjoy! Mrs C : )

Topic, week 3: Vikings – sources, session 2

Topic, week 4: Vikings   history, week 4


Design and Technology


Making a Viking Longboat!

We really hope that you have enjoyed learning about the Vikings so far. Their culture and history is incredibly rich! Vikings were an incredibly successful people. The Longboat was a creation that many of their successes hinged on (such as the raiding of Britain!). The longboat had a unique design that enabled it to be sailed across open sea and down smaller river channels. If you want to absorb some quick facts about longboats take a look here!

Over the next few weeks we thought it would be fun to give you all the chance to design and make your own longboat! We do not want to be too prescriptive with this and would like to see all of your creativity come to bare! Feel free to use whatever materials that you have to hand. We have linked some websites that may give you some guidance on how to get started but feel free to just dive in and experiment. All that we ask is that you create a labelled design that shows that you have considered what materials that you would use (this may require some further research on longboats) and then of course, make the boat! We would love to see them, so feel free to send any pictures in via the office!


A more complicated boat

Some Pinterest Inspiration

ZiggityZoom Instructions





Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar


Week beginning 18th May *Sorry this may be late due to issues with the website*

Complete lessons and game on possessive apostrophes


Worksheet to consolidate- Apostrophes for possession



French – Term 5 (20/04/20 – 22/05/20) Miss H Edwards

Week 1- 3

This term you are going to have a go at replying to the letter 2 we have received from our lovely correspondence school in France.

  1. They have replied to our letter and now see if you can translate some or all of it and then reply to some of the questions. I will send a full translation in week 2. 
  2. You can also ask them what they are doing to keep themselves occupied during the lockdown.  Can you use some french words?
  3. Can you draw a picture or take a photograph of what lovely things you are doing at home to have fun.  Remember we cannot have people in the photos.

Send anything that you have managed to complete to the office and I will then email all of your lovely work onto France.

I have attached the letters that have been send and received so far.

1er email Letter 1 from France.

Reply Letter1. docx. Letter 1 from Oxford.

lettre 2 corres anglais. Letter 2 from France.

Letter 2 from France Translation  Translation

Week 4 – 6 NEW

Over the next few weeks, I would like you to think about your experiences of lockdown and being at home since the end of March.

  1. How have you filled your time, what have you most enjoyed and what have you done that is different from your time at home normally?
  2. Could you write some of them down and have a go at translating some of the words,
  3. You could use a dictionary, or go online for translations or you could ask your family if they know any of the words.
  4. Could you draw some of your experiences?
  5. Can you translate one of your sentences into French, a whole paragraph? Challenge yourself.


Art – Term 5 (20/04/20 – 22/05/20) Miss H Edwards 

William Morris 

This term the children will be looking at the work by William Morris, the British textile designer, designer, poet, novelist, translator, and activist, associated with the British Arts and Crafts Movement. The children will tell you how they have already looked at one Polymath this year. The focus will be looking at patterns and learning various skills and techniques in creating tessellated patterns in relation to the terms topic.  The children will also learn how William Morris created his plant-based designs, his influences, and his processes. They will then sketch and experiment with single and multiple motifs and patterns, before creating individual works in 2D and/or 3D.

Week 1 – Creating Patterns



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbH_b06sl4 2



Week 2 – Creating Tessellations


PowerPoints:     L2_wm_designprocess (1   Word document version Framework Designs

                           L2_wm_patterns                Word Document version  Patterns

Tesselations:      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FIOF8xsPas


Week 3 – Create your own William Morris Design 

Now you have lots of skills under your belt, can you create your own William Morris design with a drawing.

Week 4 – Creating your own tessellated pattern. 

Transferring your drawings onto a framework.

  1. Have a look at the framework designs on the 1st PowerPointWord document from week 2.
  2. Decide on a framework and then draw the framework (using a pencil) on a piece of paper, remember to use a ruler!
  3. Now transfer (redraw or trace) a simplified version of your drawing from last week into one of the sections of the framework.
  4. Now repeat.  Transfer your drawing into the other sections of the framework.
  5. Then, make sure the edges of each section blend into the other sections somehow, link them, connect them.  Again look at the examples in the PowerPoint / word document.
  6. If you like you can use one of the examples from the PowerPoint /word document.  But this time remember not to trace.
  7. Once you have completed all of the sections on the frameworks, you can then apply colour, remember that everything has to be the same in each of the sections for the tessellation to work.
  8. Voila!  You have a tessellated pattern in the style of William Morris. 
  9. Now,  try another. Maybe you can use fruit or birds in your drawing this time?
  10. You can also try to create a tessellated pattern using the special trick in the link below.  HAVE FUN! 

Links:       Easy Repeat Pattern.       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HhtO0WrLAE&t=21s

Week 5 – completing projects NEW

This week you will be given the opportunity to complete any of the tessellation or pattern projects that you have started, maybe you could add  some colour.


There a huge range of fantastic work coming in, have you had a look?  If you do not see your work, please get in touch and we will make sure it gets up on the Gallery page. 

Art Gallery:

If you would like to share some of the artwork that you have created at home, please photograph it and email it to the school office. We will then post it on our Children’s work page.


Other resources:

The Reading Realm – Free reading resources

Vooks –  E-books (1 month free trial)

OxfordOwl – Free E-books

Spelling City – Spelling lists and games

Teachers Pet – Home learning resources (free with an account)