Mesty Croft Academy

Believe and Achieve


Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!


Hi, Year 5 children and parents/carers! We hope that everybody is safe and well at home. We know that this is a strange time and that you may be feeling worried, anxious or upset. But we WILL come through this challenging period if we all work together and follow the government’s advice on hand washing and social distancing. Remember, keep those hands clean and sing Happy Birthday!


Contacting us:

Miss Dukes, Miss Jones and all of our Year 5 team are here to support you every step of the way. Both children and parents can email us at:


Your emails do not just have to be about the work that we are setting, you can contact us if you’re feeling worried, or you need to talk about something. We are here to help! We also look forward to hearing about what you have been up to in your own time and at weekends!!! Keep us posted :)


Please put the child’s initials and the subject, that it is relating to, in the subject line of the email. 

e.g. Andy Smith's artwork --------> A.S - Art


About the daily work

You will have the opportunity to do any of the following:

  • a Mathletics task and 30 minutes of Live Mathletics each day (make sure you use the old mathletics page);
  • a Spellodrome task and 30 minute of Live Spellodrome each day;
  • read a few pages or a chapter of your book and send us your journaling;
  • additional tasks each day, which could be Art, English, Music, Maths or any of our other subjects.


Remember: only do what you can! Please don't stress if you can't complete it all. 

We would like you to email us with your completed work. This could mean typed work or a photo of work that you have done on paper. We will be putting the best examples on the website throughout the week.


As well as your schoolwork, please feel free to email us any activities you have done at home (artwork, sporty activities, cooking etc). With your parent/carer's permission, send us photos of what you have done and if you have permission for them to be showcased on the website.


Stay safe and we’ll see you all soon!


Miss Dukes, Miss Jones and the Year 5 team




P.E with Joe Wicks


Monday – Friday 9am Live on Youtube. 


The workouts will be fun and suitable for all ages and even adults can get involved.

If you miss P.E with Joe at 9am, check out his YouTube channel where you will find a variety of children’s workouts to do at home. 


Online Lessons

If you would like to try some different challenges, Oak National Academy have started video lessons each week, across a broad range of subjects for every year group! Find more information in the link below:


BBC Bitesize are also providing online learning to support all year groups as well. Find more information in the link below:

Secondary School Applications (Cancelled April Meeting) 

Some information for parents/carers regarding Secondary School applications following the cancelled meeting from 21/04/20

If you have any pictures of your rainbows or clapping for the NHS then we'd love to see them and show them off here! Send them into our class e-mails and we can add them on :) 

NHS: T-Shirt Challenge


Jacob has been growing strawberries!

Care Package!

Year 5 First Week Back

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Your Isolation videos!

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Your Isolation videos!

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Your Isolation videos!

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Our Isolation videos!

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Miss Dukes' Day!

Our Isolation videos!

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Seeing as we challenged you to create a video/vlog about your days at home; we decided to do it too! Check out Miss Jones' day....
Week 13 Home Learning
Thursday 9th July 2020


King George III's physicians

Wednesday 8th July 2020

Wow Work: 08/07/20

GPS Activity

Tuesday 7th July 2020

Wow Work: 07/07/20

Line Graphs



Monday 6th July 2020

Wow Work: 06/07/20


Week 12 Home Learning

Week 12: Daily Tasks

Week 12: Additional Resources

Area and Perimeter of a Compound Shape

The Area of Compound Shapes

Area of a Rectangle


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Week 11 Home Learning

Week 11: Daily Tasks

Calculate Perimeter (Compound Shape) - Key Stage 2 Maths Help

Week 10 Home Learning

Week 10: Daily Tasks

Regency Dance

Symphony No. 9 ~ Beethoven

Jaws Theme Song

Pyscho Theme

Halloween 1978 (main Theme)

Week 9 Home Learning

Week 9: Daily Tasks

Week 9: Additional Resources

The 4 King Georges Horrible Histories

Learn about the 4 King Georges!

Science: David Attenborough

Sir David Attenborough has warned that "human beings have overrun the world"...

Week 8 Home Learning

Week 8: Daily Tasks

Week 8: Additional Resources

Jurassic Park No Music -

Jurassic Park With Music -

Rocky No Music -

Rocky With Music -

Lion King - 

May Half Term Antics

Week 7 Home Learning

Week 7: Daily Tasks

Week 6 Home Learning

Week 6: Daily Tasks

VE Day 8th May 2020
The Imperial War Museum -
Week 5 Home Learning

Week 5: Daily Tasks

Week 5: Optional Challenges

Week 4 Home Learning

Week 4: Daily Tasks

Learn French : Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

Week 4: Optional Challenges

Optional Challenge: Learn a card game

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Tia teaching us all how to play UNO!

Amy's Extra Science Experiment

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Amy decided to do something a little different and extra - and decided to make some popcorn kernels dance! What a super experiment! Check it out!
Edit: if you would like do this experiment at home then use baking soda/bicarbonate of soda to get this effect (not baking powder). 
Week 3 Home Learning

Week 3: Daily Tasks

Teacher Challenge: Thanks Nathan

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Can I recite the alphabet backwards????

Teacher Challenge: THANKS OLI

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Just the way to cool down after a day in school. :)

Art: David Hockney

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Check out Rosie-Mai's video as she found herself intrigued by our Art task set today!

Optional Challenge: Making a volcano

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Optional Challenge: Making a volcano

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Optional Challenge: Making a volcano

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Optional Challenge: Making a volcano

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Optional Challenge: Talent Show

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Tia decided to act out a character from one of her favourite books!

Easter Adventures: Check out what you've all been getting up to!

Class 11: Elbow Bump

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A huge thank you and well done for those in Class 11 who took part in the Elbow Bump Challenge :D
Happy Easter everybody!
Stay safe :)
Week 2 Home Learning

Week 2: Daily Tasks

Optional Challenge

Well done to Taylor who attempted the Optional Challenge and created a lovely poem about our current situation! :) 
Week 1 Home Learning

Week 1: Daily Tasks

For our Science topic this half term, we kick-started it off in style by dissecting a flower. We carefully found the different parts and labelled them, thinking about the male and female reproductive systems and their functions. To complete, we discussed how a plant interestingly has both male and female parts, so therefore there is no uniqueness to their "young" (hence creating a clone).

25/02/20: Art: Printing

For our cold piece this half term, Year 5 were provided with lots of different materials and tools to experiment printing with. We were tasked with creating an image to show what we already know about printing. Over this half term we will be progressing our skills in printing to work towards a skilled final piece. 

07/02/20: D&T Sewing Skills

In preparation for creating our iPad covers, we practised different types of stitches; running stitch, backstitch, blanket stitch and whipstitch. We then decided which stitch style would work best for our iPad cover designs and for sewing our iPad covers together.

07/02/20: Science Measuring Height

As part of our Science topic, we have been discussing how animals grow and change throughout their lifetimes. We wanted to investigate relationships between our birthdays and our individual heights. We predicted that members of each class born in September 2009 would be taller than those born in August 2010. 

We ordered each child from oldest to youngest and then measured each height accurately.



24/01/20: English Editing

On Australia Day today, Year Five edited their Independent Writes against an editing contract. We colour-coded our evidence in our writing to make sure we had written the best descriptive piece we could. 

06/01/20: Gingerbread

Following our seasonal recipe, we worked together to make our own Gingerbread Men.

We followed each step carefully, measuring each ingredient accurately. We discussed how certain ingredients would create the seasonal flavours that we discovered when trying other festive food products.

Driving Home For Christmas: Chris Rea

Class 11 Song: Practise our Mesty Craft song at home!

Today we had our fantastic Victorian Day. We dressed up in our Victorian attire and two historians visited us with a tonne of exciting activities in which to partake. Half of the year group learned about the dreaded word.... "work" for children during the Victorian era. We had an exciting hour experiencing the coal mines and the strenuous work of lumping coal! The air pump gave us a fright! 

Meanwhile, the other class were experiencing a true Victorian lesson! 

In the afternoon, we let go of the gruelling Victorian life and enjoyed the fun and games Victorian children (who were fortunate enough to experience them!) played. 


Well done to all of Year 5 for a fantastic day. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we enjoyed taking part in it with you! 

05/12/19: History


In History, we looked at The Royal Albert Hall. We discussed when it was built and for what purpose. We learnt about events that happen at this historic venue, including 'The Last Night at the Proms'. We learnt 3 songs which are always performed at this annual event.

God Save The Queen

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Rule Britannia

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Today we tested some festive foods with four of our five senses. When we tested them, we thought further about what could be added to them to make them even better! 

The foods we tasted were:


  • Stollen
  • Panettone 
  • Gingerbread 

25/11/19: P.E

In PE, the boys managed to further their efforts in balancing, teamwork and gymnastics! The girls were almost there...

25/11/19: Maths

In Maths we have been looking at how to divide numbers by a 1 digit number. We showcased this in our journals before challenging ourselves in the Intelligent Practice. 

22/11/19: Science

We tested the effect of surface area on the time it took for the parachute to fall to the ground. As a class we discussed the:

- Independent Variable

- Dependent Variable 

- Control Variables

- Extraneous Variables 

21/11/19: Maths

20/11/19: History

In History, Year 5 have been learning about Queen Victoria as part of our Victorians topic. We looked at her impact on the world, and investigated the four corners of the British Empire. 

15/11/19: Maths

We started off by learning the grid method for 2 digit by 2 digit multiplication before moving onto the formal method. Year 5 investigated how it is compacted down, and discussed which methods we find easier/harder, as well as what misconceptions could occur. 

07/11/19: Geography

This half term we are focusing on trade imports and exports. To kick-start the topic, we played a game that required logical thinking, careful planning and heaps of teamwork. 

Each country had a certain amount of resources, which needed to be used to create neat, perfect shapes (in order to sell for money). If they weren't precise, they wouldn't sell! 

We had fun attempting to make trade deals and come up with a way to make as much money as possible.

04/11/19: P.E

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Check out our impressive teddy bear rolls at the start of our Gymnastics focus.
This half term our TASC project involved looking at packaging for soft fruit. After exploring different types of packaging, discussing what would work best, and designing, we finally made our packaging! Stay tuned for the evaluations. 

08/10/19: Music

Our Music focus on Hans Zimmer reached its peak practice this week. We decided in our groups which area of the Earth (e.g. gravel, sea, humans etc) that we wanted to focus on and looked at representing it using our instruments. 
In Science we investigated the phases of the moon. We looked at why the moon can look different in the night sky at different times of the month. To show our understanding, we created a stop-motion video of the phases of the moon. 

02/10/19: English

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In English we are reading Michael Morpurgo's 'Kensuke's Kingdom'. We have read up to the point where Michael has gone missing! We discussed the idea that Michael's Mum and Dad can only assume that he has fallen overboard surprise. Our vocab word was 'may day'. 

We found that it was coined by Frederick Stanley Mockford to replace the SOS distress signal. 

Here's an example roleplay of Mum and Dad's mayday call.

30/09/19: Computing

Our Computing focus this half term is 'e-safety'. We talked about the importance of keeping our personal information safe (as well as looking at what is out personal information). Year 5 used the online game, Interland, to explore how to make secure passwords and also decipher between real and fake information. 
In PSHE today we thought about rules and responsibilities. We discovered that the games we were playing ran a lot smoother (and were a lot more fun!) when we all knew the rules. 

WB 30.09.19 : Spellings

In class, we have been looking at ways to learn and remember two of the Curriculum's Year 5/6 spelling words each morning. We are already very impressed with the amount of effort and willingness to find new ways to remember the spellings. This week on Spellodrome, you will be able to practise the words we have already looked at using the fun games and activities on there. Let us know how you get on!

27/09/19: Science

We have been exploring patterns in Science. Firstly, we looked at the order of planets and how to remember them. Next we looked in more detail at the size of the planets in comparison to each other. Lastly, we sought out a pattern between the distance of the planet from the Sun and its size. We learned that there isn't always a pattern but there may be other explanations. 

24/09/19: Music

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In our lesson, we looked at note patterns from Hans Zimmer's 'Earth'. We chose three notes from this pattern to practise playing sequences on pitched instruments.

23/09/19: PSHE

What we need in order to learn was a very important focus in today's PSHE lesson. Not only the rights we have to learn, but our responsibilities to be able to hold onto these.

16/09/19: PSHE

Today in PSHE we discussed children's rights, deciding if they were being met or not. We spent time discussing what it means to be 'British' and our rights as a British citizen. Some of the things we like about being British are:

  • our culture and history,
  • equal rights that we have,
  • London,
  • our British authors,
  • and rather a lot of tea! 

13/09/19: Science

Our Science lesson focused on the question; how do we have day and night? 


We discussed and demonstrated how the Earth spins on its axis, whilst orbiting the Sun. During our demonstrations we learned that it takes the Earth 24 hours to spin on its axis, hence explaining why we have daylight and night in one 'day'.