Welcome to 5B!

Class teacher: Miss Smart

Support staff: Mrs Siaphi and Mrs Creagh

Our Virtual Classroom

Class email: 5b@blesseddominic.barnet.sch.uk


Hello! Welcome back to school 5B! You have made a fantastic start to the year and I am so proud of your hard work.

A big thank you to parents and carers for your support and patience during this time. The children have made a brilliant start to Year 5 and have put a great effort into adjusting to new school routines. If you have any questions please note them in your child’s planner and I will endeavour to answer them.



Science classwork:




Meet the Teacher

We have created a video outlining our learning for this term as well as curriculum expectations in Year 5. The video also includes details of the changes that have been made in school to keep everyone safe. It is also an opportunity to meet the Year 5 teachers. The slides included in the video have been uploaded too so that you can have a more detailed look at the details shared.

Link for video presentation: Teacher Presentation

Slides: Meet the Parents Year 5

Autumn Newsletter: Autumn Newsletter 2020

Key Information:

PE: 5B’s PE day is Thursday. Please bring in your PE kit each week. After PE, kits will go home with your child to be washed every week.

Home Learning: 

Please click here to view this week’s learning – week beginning 19.10.2020

Below are some resources to support learning from home.

For Maths, we are currently studying Statistics. Previous topics have included ‘place value’ and ‘addition and subtraction’, so it would be beneficial for you to visit the websites below to recap any missed learning. The White Rose Maths link will provide you with teaching videos and questions to try at home. For English, we are currently reading ‘Eric’ by Shaun Tan, I have provided a link of the short story below. We are also reading ‘The Boy at the Back of the Class’ by Onjali Q. Rauf.

I hope that this information will be useful.

Miss Smart 🙂



White Rose Maths – This link will direct you to videos that follow our learning in class. We are currently studying statistics.

Mathletics – There are activities available here that link to the videos mentioned above. Focus on completing place value and addition and subtraction tasks, as this has been covered over the last few weeks. Log-in details are below.




Eric by Shaun Tan – PDF version

The Boy at the Back of the Class – Click here to listen to the first chapter being read by the author. 

Hamilton Trust – Here you will find a variety of home learning packs at the bottom of the page. Year 5, Week 7 corresponds with our class text ‘Eric’ by Shaun Tan.

Readiwiter – This is an online spelling and vocabulary programme. 

Reading Eggs – This is an online reading programme. 



Friday 2/10/2020

Your username and password is the same for Readiwriter and Mathletics

As this is your first time using Readiwriter, your homework is to explore the website and the different games you can try.

On Mathletics, you have two activities to complete based on your learning from this week. Have a great weekend!

Readiwriter – click here

Mathletics – click here

Wednesday Word 14/10/2020

This week’s Wednesday Word is available here.

Wednesday Word from Matthew 22:15-21

This week’s Wednesday word is GRATITUDE.

  1. What does the word ‘gratitude’ mean to you?
  2. When have you felt grateful to someone? What words, actions or gestures did you use to demonstrate your gratitude to them?
  3. There are many things for us to be grateful to God for. Write a prayer of thanks to God, demonstrating your gratitude for all the blessings He has given to you. It could include things that he has given you that you are grateful for, or it could be something He has helped you with. Decorate your prayer when you have finished.