Mr Hayden


Please check this webpage weekly for any updatesHomework, curriculum overview, key dates and remote (home learning) can be found below.  Home learning can be found at the bottom of the page.  

Bedrock learning, Mastery Maths homework guide and Headstart Spellings must be accessed weekly.

Children must ensure that they are reading 3 times a week and this is signed in their planner. Children will have to catch up with the above on Friday should they not be able to access these at home.

Please contact Mr Hayden on the email above if you have any questions or problems accessing the following activities whilst you are learning from home.

Y5 will be exploring Settlements as part of our community topic. We will be exploring the big question, ‘Why do we live where we live?’ by investigating why and how communities have evolved through British history.  Please see the topic overview below and an example of our Y5 timetable.

Class 5 Communities

Y5 – Timetable 2020-21

Mastery Maths – 

We ask that parents support the school and their children by accessing the Mastery Maths homework guide.

The homework guide and guide for parents will help adults become familiar with the strategies children use in school and provide children with the opportunity to access tasks and content that they would in a lesson.

Homework guide for parents (up to date for 2020/21):

Year 5 Homework Book Autumn 2017-18 (2)

Year 5 Homework Book Spring 2017-18

Year 5 Homework Book Summer 2017-18


Can children ensure that they are following the Year 5 Autumn booklet – there should be one task to complete each week. The tasks consolidate learning across the week and offer parents the opportunity to interact with our Mastery approach.

TT Rockstar

We also ask that children access the Timestable Rockstar website and participate in activities for an hour across the week. Weekly challenges will be set and children will also participate in TT testing every Friday.

English – Bedrock Vocabulary – Learning

Your child should have received an email with their log in details. If your child has not received these, please contact Mr. Hayden on the email at the top of the page.

Please aim to complete atleast one lesson / reading comprehension task a week.

Bedrock learning is a great assessment tool which identifies vocabulary that your child is secure with, developing and does not know. Once the initial assessment is complete, your child can access a series of lessons. Please note that lessons should not be rushed through and completed all in one go. If children are completing too many lessons in quick concession, they will be made to wait 24 hours before accessing the next lesson in the sequence.


Headstart spellings: Children have been sent home with a full pack. If they misplace their spellings, please contact Mr Hayden on the email above or leave a note in their planners. Thank you.

Parents can further support their children with their reading through:

Predicting – What do they think this text is about?

Clarify – What new vocabulary have they experienced? Meaning?

Question – What would they still like to know?

Summary – In their words, what is the text about?

Headstart spellings to continue as normal following the Headstart Spelling guide.

Your child will have their own unique log-in to access all content; this will be in your child’s learning pack.

If your child has difficulty accessing the content or cannot remember their password, please contact Mr Hayden on the email above.

Login: hfps

Password: boostholy

Weekly homework will be set. Please check the homework section once you log-in.

Y5 – PE

School swimming (Y5) Monday afternoons.

Guide for parents: Guidance for Parents

Friday – Outdoor Education with Mr. Parker or PE with Mr. Newton. Both require children in PE kits.

Please see the ‘PE Curriculum’ section of our website for the PE uniform policy.

Additional homework tasks and important dates will be found below:

DT – Begin to gather resources for our ‘Kapow’ ending to our Community (Settlement) topic. Please gather any materials that your child would like to use in the construction of their own model settlement. Materials should link to the settlement. E.g. Wooden sticks and straw for Anglo-Saxon settlements; Stone for Roman settlements, Brick (lego or pieces) for Victorians and Modern Britain.. – 

Science – In Science we will be investigating the changes that occur in adults as they develop into old age. We will look at the physical changes and explore some of the mental changes. We will link this with our Community topic and discuss how these changes may differ throughout history and how lifestyles and diet contribute. I would like children to bring in a childhood photo of themselves and a photo recently taken. They will be returned and treated with great care.  – due date Friday 11th September

History / Geography –   Settlements Y5 trip (at HF).  Perlethorpe Outdoor centre to visit Holy Family.   – due date Thursday 17th September

History / Geography – Britain’s population throughout history is a pattern of arriving, staying and settling or leaving, moving and settling elsewhere. I would like y5 children to produce a fact file on an early British settlement (e.g. Roman, Saxons…) Using images of a settlement to support your facts, I would like you to tell me: Where were their settlements typically located? (E.g. along the coast) What materials were used for construction of the buildings? How did they protect their settlements? What kinds of transportation were used?  – Due date Friday 25th September

Science / Cooking and nutrition (DT) – Victorian Cooking. Can children have a go at following a Victorian recipe at home? Who would have typically ate the food that you prepared? The wealthy? Would it be served in a workhouse? What can you tell me about the diet of Victorian’s compared to Modern Britain? – Due date 2nd October.

DT – Please start to bring in any collected materials for our DT Kapow topic. Children will design and build their own model settlement. –  Monday 5th October

Discovery education – Espresso

Username: student25850

Password: family


Discovery education is split into two sections: Espresso coding (Computing curriculum) and Espresso discovery (Core curriculum).

Remote Learning 

As we continue to work through the school year, we hope that we do not have to close our bubble. However, in the event that we do, (or that your child needs to self-isolate away from school) here is the work that the children will need to access. I will keep updating it as appropriate so that the remote learning matches the content that would be happening in the classroom.


We are currently studying ‘Street Child’. Please follow the Non-Chronological report lessons on Oak Academy. Children will have to produce their own non-chronological report on a Victorian Workhouse.



In class, we are looking at Addition and Subtraction. Please follow these lessons and access the Mastery Maths Homework guide above;



Humans into old age.



As part of our communities topic, we will be investigating ‘Why do people live where they live?’



Please complete the ‘How to stay safe online’ unit.