Welcome to 5D!

Class Teacher: Miss M Smart

Support Staff: Ms E Fanea, Mrs M Malouh and Mrs A Sambou

Class email: 5d@blesseddominic.barnet.sch.uk​

5D have been busy at home…

Have a look at the wordcloud to see what you’ve all been up to! The bigger the word; the more people who said it! Can you spot your word?

Email me to add your word if you haven’t already so we can share your thoughts too! 🙂 I have missed seeing you all each day so it was lovely to hear your voices and what you’ve been up to at home.

Remember to keep trying your best – you are all doing great and I am so proud!

Home Learning – Summer Term Update

Welcome back to home learning!

I hope you all had a lovely Easter with your families and had lots of fun! We will continue with home learning this week. I know this is a very strange and unusual time but I’m sending a big round of applause to you all for your hard work so far, you should all be very proud of yourselves 👏👏👏 Keep trying your best, be safe and stay positive! I’m missing you lots and am looking forward to seeing you all again soon and hearing about what you have been up to.

Miss Smart 🙂

“Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one remembers to turn on the light.” – Albus Dumbledore (J.K. Rowling)

J.K. Rowling has launched Harry Potter at Home which is filled with activities like crosswords, word-searches, videos and puzzles. You can also listen to the first book for free: Harry Potter at Home

Dear children,

We are extremely proud of our school community and hope you are all engaging positively with your home learning. Please do not worry about work that is incomplete as all we want you to do is try your best. Remember our school Learning Behaviours! Please look out for explanation of concepts to help with your learning and use the apps/websites you have access to. We miss you all terribly but looking forward to seeing you back in the classroom soon!

Year 5 Team

Summer Newsletter- Summer Newsletter

Summer RE Newsletter- RE Newsletter Year 5 summer 2020

As we are not able to take part in collective worship or attend mass at the moment, TenTen Resources have provided Sunday liturgies and prayers that you can pray with your family. You can gather together as a family and take some time to reflect together.  Follow the links below to access their resources:

Sunday Liturgies

Daily Prayers

‘Thank you NHS!’ Competition

Step into the NHS  has asked children to learn about NHS jobs and create a ‘thank you’ to recognise their hard work. More details can be found below on what you need to do and how to enter. There are lots of great prizes to be won too!

NHS Competition Details

Please send your submissions to: 5d@blesseddominic.barnet.sch.uk​

You must include your full name so that I can enter for you! I can’t wait to see your creations – Good luck! 🙂

Starline- for parent information and support

A national helpline has been set up for parents and carers who may be finding home-schooling and managing child behaviour difficult during the Covid-19 crisis.
Free, confidential advice is available six days a week by phoning the StarLine team on 0330 313 9162. Starline will also be broadcasting a weekly programme on YouTube, sharing practical ideas for home learning.
Further details can be found on the StarLine website www.starline.org.uk or follow @StarLineSupport on Twitter.

Parents and carers, we are confident that you are doing your absolute best adapting to completing your working role, parenting role and now teaching role at home! In these unusual circumstances your child needs your smiles, hugs and positivity so please don’t feel too pressured by the school work- go with the flow and the learning your child takes from the tasks 🙂

If you have missed any days or want to look back at any previous learning, please click the link below to view all previous posts on our class page.

All Remote Learning

TTRS Tournament: Blessed Dominic vs Our Lady of Lourdes 

This week we will be competing in a TTRS battle against Our Lady of Lourdes. It’s time to show off your times tables skills and earn points for Blessed Dominic by playing any game daily between 9am-3pm.

🎸🤩 Well done for all your hard work on TTRS – we might not win this time but it is the effort and taking part that is vital so thank you all for trying! We are so proud of how hard working you all are – you are all true Rock Stars to us! Big well done to all who participated 🤩🎸

Friday 22nd May 2020

Another half term has flown by! You’ve worked extremely hard and I am so proud of all of you. Enjoy your break next week. The weather has become much nicer so I hope you can find ways to enjoy it. Online learning will be posted again by 9am Monday 1st June. 🙂

Session 1: PE with Joe Wicks

Session 2: Maths

White Rose Maths/BBC Bitesize – Challenge Day!

These challenges test your problem-solving skills. Each one gets a bit more difficult, so see how many you and your family can do together. The most suitable questions for Year 5 are 1 to 5. But why don’t you work with your family on the rest of the problems. Do as many as you can! Help each other out.

Make sure you are logging into TTRS. Today is the final day to earn points for our school!

Challenge Sheet                                              Answers

Session 3: English

LO To use appropriate prepositions to describe the location of objects

Session 4:  RE

LO: To be inspired by my beliefs and the behaviour of others

Try out the excellent quizzes that Malakai and Valentina! Thank you, Malakai and Valentina, for sending these to me to share with the class! Malakai’s Quiz  Valentina’s Quiz

Session 5:  Creative Learning

Creative Learning Art Task

Continue your art project from last week. We would love to see your work, so if you want, you can send a picture of your art to our class email address at 5d@blesseddominic.barnet.sch.uk​ and we will create a Year 5 gallery for you all to view after half term.

Thursday 21st May 2020

Wishing a belated birthday to Robert, who celebrated his birthday yesterday! 🥳🎂

Wish a happy birthday to Lily, who is celebrating her birthday today! 🥳🎂

Remember the Bibliobuzz  judging that lots of you wanted to take part in? Well the winner was chosen by our representatives for our school and added to other school’s choices. The overall winner has now been announced! A big thank you to Cathrine, Chloe, Denzel, Ese, Lily, Maks, Michal, Moses, Natnael, Scarlett, Somto and Ranee for taking part and being very critical but fair judges! Want to see who won? Click on the link:

BIBLIOBUZZ 2020: Winners announced!

Fancy meeting the authors online and hearing some extracts of their books? You may find your next favourite read! Check out the blog entries from the hosts- Alexandra Palace.



Session 1: PE with Joe Wicks

Session 2: Maths

LO: To subtract mixed number fractions.

Resource 1: BBC Bitesize

Watch the video and read the  learning summary. You do not need to complete the activities.

Resource 2: White Rose Maths Week 5 Lesson 4 

Resource 3: Classroom Secrets          Video Tutorial                         Interactive Game

Your Task: Activity Sheet PDF

Answers: Activity Sheet Answers pdf

Session 3: English Click on the LO for the task

LO To identify the difference between standard and non-standard English

Session 4: Science

Unit Quiz

Try the unit quiz above to see what you’ve remembered from our topic ‘Types of Change’

Session 5: Spanish

Spanish Work

Click the link above to watch the video and complete your tasks set by Ms Heras

Wednesday 20th May 2020

Keep playing TTRS to earn points for our school. Well done to Simon, Chloe, Amelie, Robert, Natnael, Lily and Moses for making it into the top 50 yesterday! We are so proud of all the hard work you are putting into your home learning and times tables! Well done 🙂

The Power Maths textbook you collected today, along with the English textbooks, will be used after half term for your Maths home learning so have a look through them, you’ll recognise that it is similar to tasks you have completed in class before, but try to stick to your CGP Maths book if you want to do additional tasks for now.

A polite reminder to any children who I haven’t managed to speak to via phone call: Please try to email me to say hello (email address: 5d@blesseddominic.barnet.sch.uk). A big thank you to your adults in advance as I appreciate your adults are busy with other things but we’re missing your word cloud idea and I want to make sure everyone’s thoughts and feelings are included! 

Thank you to those who have emailed so far 🙂  

Session 1: PE with Joe Wicks

Session 2: Maths

LO: To add mixed number fractions.

Resource 1: BBC Bitesize

Read the learning summary. You do not need to complete the activities.

Resource 2: White Rose Maths Week 5 Lesson 3

Resource 3: Classroom Secrets          Video Tutorial                         Reasoning Practice

Your Task: Activity Sheet PDF

Answers: Activity Sheet Answers pdf

Session 3: English

A Letter from E.B.White

Session 4: RE

LO: To show knowledge and understanding of how belief can influence behaviour

Wednesday Word: 

Wednesday Word booklet

Wednesday Word questions

Tuesday 19th May 2020

Don’t forget to collect your new home learning books. It is important they are collected as your Maths and English tasks after half term will be set from these books. Check the timetable below for when you need to collect your designated time slot.

Session 2: Maths

LO: To add fractions where the answer is greater than 1.

Resource 1: BBC Bitesize

Watch the two videos and read the information. You do not need to complete the activities.

Resource 2: White Rose Maths Week 5 Lesson 2

Resource 3: Classroom Secrets          Interactive Game 1          

Your Task: Activity Sheet PDF

Answers: Activity Sheet Answers

Keep playing TTRS to earn points for our school. Well done to Simon, Chloe, Amelie, Natnael, Robert and Moses for making it into the top 50 yesterday!

Session 3: English

Tracking Basking Sharks

Session 4: Creative Learning

Try the unit quiz below to see what you’ve remembered from our topic ‘How is the UK changing?’

There’s also a bonus round to see what you remember about our school!

Unit Quiz

Session 5: PSHE- It’s Mental Health Awareness Week and the topic is….. ‘Be Kind’

Kindness and Mental Health Week information

30 Day Kindness Challenge

Fancy some positive mindfulness colouring in? Happy at home colouring sheet

Monday 18th May 2020

Polite reminder: Tomorrow- Tuesday 19th May 2020– is your collection day for the new maths and CGP comprehension books and exercise book. Please see below for your collection time. I am unable to be there to see you but another member of staff will be signing the books out to you instead.

Apologies if you are unable to collect your child’s books at the designated time slot. If you email the office they will be able to inform you of alternative collection slots: office@blesseddominic.barnetmail.net

Tuesday 19th May: 1:45pm-2:45pm                 PARENTS/CARERS of 5D

Surname beginning with… Time slot (15mins)
A – F 1:45pm-2:00pm
G – L 2:00pm-2:15pm
M – R 2:15pm-2:30pm
S – Z 2:30pm-2:45pm


Why does Sunday always beat Monday at arm-wrestling? Because Monday is a weak (week) day!

Session 1: PE with Joe Wicks

Session 2: Maths

LO: To add and subtract fractions.

Resource 1: BBC Bitesize

Watch the two videos and read the information.You do not need to complete the activities.

Resource 2: White Rose Maths Week 5 Lesson 1

Resource 3: Classroom Secrets          Video Tutorial 1         Video Tutorial 2

Resource 4: Classroom Secrets           Interactive Game 1          Interactive Game 2

Resource 5: Practical ideas

Your Task:Activity Sheet PDF

Answers:Activity Sheet Answers

Fancy a challenge or are preparing for 11+ exams? Have a go at some of these problems (optional):11+ Maths Questions

Session 3: English

Pompeii comprehension task

Session 4: RE

LO: To show knowledge and understanding of how belief can influence behaviour

No spellings this week from us- instead practise fixing your ‘bad habit’ words (the ones you know you always get wrong).

Make sure you are contributing to the TTRS battle between 9am-3pm to earn points for our class and the school!

Dear Children and Parents/Carers,

As you will know, Blessed Dominic has been forced to close. We would say a huge thank you for your continued support during this unpredictable time and hope to support you as much as we can over this period.

We will update our class pages daily by 9 am with work that the children can complete each day. Children also have access to websites (links below) where other activities shall be set, such as spelling. We will also have a list of links to websites that are offering free access to their materials, such as Twinkl, to help you through this time.

Your home learning guide can be found here: Year 5 Home Learning Pack

It’s important that children remain active during their time at home to stay healthy and positive. Joe Wicks, a fitness instructor, will be holding at home workouts for children daily at 9am on YouTube. Apps, such as GoNoodle, also provide exercise and mindfulness activities for children to keep their body and mind healthy.

Audible have made hundreds of books free during the school closures period. This would be a great way to spend time as a family to relax and get into reading together.

Please stay safe and we hope to see you all face to face again very soon!

Year 5 Team


Further home learning support:

There are many websites that the children can use to support their learning. All children have log-ins for the websites/apps in their diaries. Please use these websites/apps regularly alongside your daily homework.


Readiwriter (spellings) – this uses the same log-in details as Mathletics

Times Tables Rock Stars

Reading Eggs


Spelling Frame

For a further range of resources to support your child’s learning at home, Twinkl is offering a free month of Twinkl Ultimate.

Please visit twinkle.co.uk/offer and enter the code PARENTSTWINKLHELPS to set up your free month of Twinkl Ultimate.

Twinkl has a range of additional activities for you child to complete during the school closure period, please click here for a range of Interactive Learning Links.

White Rose Maths have provided top tips for everyday maths at home, please click here to visit their blog.

Classroom Secrets have also provided a range of home learning packs:

Year 5 Home Learning Pack

Year 5 Home Learning Pack Guidance and Answers

Year 5 Practical Ideas

Homework timetable:

Monday: Spellings – spelling rules and patterns to learn (tested on Fridays), as well as, reading and times tables (TTR)

Tuesday: Maths – Mathletics activities that will focus on topics that are covered in class that week, as well as, spellings, reading and times tables (TTR)

Wednesday: R.E. – Wednesday Word, as well as, spellings, reading and times tables (TTR)

Thursday: Science or Creative Learning – usually project based work, as well as, spellings, reading and times tables (TTR)

Friday: English & Maths – SPaG and Reasoning & Problem Solving activities, as well as, reading and times tables (TTR)

Every Wednesday and Friday, I will be sending home a class prayer book to one child. Each child will have the opportunity to contribute a prayer to the book which we will pray together in class.

Class Assembly 18/3/2020

I am incredibly proud of all the children for the hard work they put into their assembly today and over the last few weeks of rehearsal. They read their lines clearly with confidence and sang The Sorting Hat Song beautifully, just like the actors in Harry Potter.

I am trying to upload videos of the performance and will let the children know when it is available 🙂

Take a peek inside our classroom…