Class Teacher: Miss Fint

Support Staff: Miss Fania and Mrs V Barauskaite-Popova

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

Year 5 Spring Newsletter & RE Newsletter

It hasn’t begun the way we predicted but as ever we shall adapt and continue our resilient approach to the obstacles COVID-19 throws our way. Adults, please keep checking your email address that is linked to the School and text messages for the latest information. Thank you for your patience and support in helping us adapt to the required safety and learning procedures. 

Please find a copy of our home learning timetable for the next two weeks.


First Morning Session

9:00 – 10:30

Break time Second Morning Session

10:50 – 12:15

Lunch time Afternoon session –


Tues 5th Maths English Science
Weds 6th English Maths RE
Thurs 7th Maths English Creative Learning
Fri 8th English Maths RE & Music
Mon 11th Maths English RE
Tues 12 th English Maths Science
Weds 13th Maths English Music and PE/PSHE
Thurs 14th English Maths Creative Learning
Fri 15th Maths English RE

Please log on to your Google Classroom account daily to find the activities and more information on what to do for each subject. If you have any issues please contact me on our class email.

Each day there will be a ‘Google Meet’. This will be where I can meet you as part of a small group online through video chat. You will be told which day your ‘Meet up’ will be and attendance is expected. If you cannot attend please email your reason why using the address below. I appreciate there may be occasional internet issues/timing issues/microphones not working etc. but please let me know. I want to hear how you’re doing too  🙂

Kind Regards,

Miss Fint

Home Learning: 

Below are some resources to support learning from home.

PE with Joe Wicks is back on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays



Times Tables Rock Stars

Numbots (TTRS login)



Reading Eggs


Support for parents:

Year 5 Reading Comprehension: A Step-by- Step Guide for Parents

Reading with Your Year 5 Child: Parent Advice Booklet

Nelson Handwriting Guidance

10 Top Tips Remote Learning for Children

10 Top Tips Remote Learning for Parents

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: 5D’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.



Armistice Day

Remembrance Day:

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. 

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.