Class 5


Class 5 are our Year 5 children.  They are taught by Mr Martin and their teaching assistants are Mrs Burgin and Mrs Hallam

Your children are very important to us and we are committed to providing a happy, safe and fun environment in which to nurture the children to reach their full, rounded potential. Please feel welcome to contact us about any concerns you may have, ask questions or to share any information you may feel we need to know, in order to for us to work in close partnership for your child.

This term we will be starting a whole school topic learning based around the Olympics. We will spend 2 weeks thinking about a country, learning about where it is with activities related to that country. The first 2 weeks will be all about Greece.  This is the place where the first Olympics were held. The Olympic games were also held in Greece in 2004.  We will then learn about the 2008 Olympics in Beijing in China, before thinking about the 2012 London Olympics and then finishing the term with the Rio Olympics in 2016 which were in Brazil.

Week 7 – w.c 13th July

Good morning and welcome to a new week, I hope you are all well? This week sees a return to how we were posting work before you had some time in school. Under each subject below there will be activities and challenges based on the theme of Rio Olympics 2016.

I have also provided a suggested timetable for the week should you wish to follow it

To get you started here is a PowerPoint about Brazil, this is just for you to look through as an introduction to the country

Here is a summary of what is in each section

  • English – There is a literacy booklet with 5 activities – 1 for each day. Activity 1 In the literacy booklet refers to a web quest. This means you need to research a country, team or athlete on the internet in order to write your feature. There is a a Haiku PowerPoint in the folder to accompany that task.
  • Maths – the usual daily lessons
  • Science – animals of the rainforest – create a fact file – there are two 10 minute clips at the beginning of the presentation so you might to do this over two sessions
  • Geography – an activity booklet with 14 activities for the next two weeks
  • Art – design your own Olympic park or design a mascot
  • PE – Brazilian footballers and there is also the weekly offer from Notts Schools
  • Music – an update with activities from Nottingham Music Hub

Here is a link to Friday’s work should you still need it – London Olympics Link


WC July 13th 

As White Rose are not posting any new learning maths will look slightly different from now on.  There will still be a WTS option but there will only be one EXS option. Both options will now have links to a video explaining the lesson.

EXS  – Option 1 –  Each day there is a video which teaches you the lesson and then an activity sheet which are the same as we’ve already been doing. To access the videos you need to go to .

To access the worksheets for the week for EXS click on this link here

WTS – You only need to do the first page but go further if you want to!  and EXS – do both pages or as much as you can!


WTS – Option 2 –  

Each day there is a video which teaches you the lesson and then an activity sheet which are the same as we’ve already been doing. To access the videos click on the link below

Lesson 1

Measure mass

Lesson 2

Compare mass

Lesson 3

Add and subtract mass

Lesson 4

Measure capacity

Here is the link to the worksheets

In case you want to access previous worksheets for either of the options above here is a link to them

Maths Challenge

I have downloaded a maths challenge for you to have a go at this week –

EXS – The Summer Mystery of the Burgled Bangers Maths Game

WTS – The Mystery of the missing sword Maths Game

Both of these cn be found in the following folder –

Times Tables

Should you wish to practise your times tables skills don’t forget you can always use Times Tables Rockstars. Here is another link with challenges and games for you to try


Here is the link to the Literacy Booklets, WTS and EXS with 5 activities – one for each day

The Ickabog

To help children and families during lockdown, J.K. Rowling is publishing her original story, The Ickabog, online for free! Set in an imaginary land, The Ickabog is a stand-alone fairy tale.

A new instalment of the story will be revealed daily at 3pm, Monday to Friday, throughout the course of seven weeks. There are already quite a few chapters posted. There is also an art competition related to the story.

You can read the story online at


Sporting history: Learn about the importance of football for many Brazilians. Learn about the careers of famous Brazilian footballers such as Pele.

Research other Brazilian footballers such as Cafu, Zico, Socrates, Neymar, Ronaldinho, Ronaldo, Garrincha, Romario, Jairzinho, Robinho, Kaka – there are so many!

Here is the offer from Notts Schools – walkout and rugby


Here is a link to an activity booklet with 14 activities for the next two weeks


Here is the link to the factfile activity on animals of the rainforest.



Design your own Olympic Park here

Or design a mascot here


News from the Nottingham Music Hub

First of all the deadline for our Music Maestros challenge is next Monday 6th July.  Here is a trailer to help motivate and inspire you.

The Pots and Pans drumming challenge for KS1 children is also still open for entries and there is no longer a deadline.

We are offering 10 points per video entry for both Music Maestros and Pots and Pans to add to Carrington’s already impressive score on the school leaderboard.  It would be fantastic to see some more points added to your total and help you move closer towards second or even first place!  You can view the leaderboard here.

New Lessons:




Remember Rodocodo can always be accessed at home  for FREE. Children can access it on computer, tablet (iPad or Android), iPhone, Android phone, and even iPod Touch.

They just need to visit and they can continue where they left off at school.

The Raspberry Pi Foundation have launched a new, free Digital Making at Home initiative to support parents and young people with coding at home. You don’t need any coding experience to join in, and all of their resources and activities are free forever.

Every Monday, they release new themed code-along videos about projects designed for all levels of ability. They also provide support tutorials for parents who are interested in learning more about coding tools like Scratch and Python, and over 200 projects with step-by-step instructions that are accessible online at any time — all for free.

Sign up now to start receiving free activities suitable to your child’s age and ability straight to your inbox.


Below is a link to lots of wellbeing and kindness activities offered by the British Red Cross. There is an option on the document for you to sign up so you can receive further emails signposting activities. Just to make you aware on the same page as the KS2 activities there is also a link to activities for 11-19 year olds on Coronavirus so you may want to supervise


Get creative

Please see the link below for ‘purpose-made’arts activities. The work is led by a theatre company with their creative team – director, musician, designer and lighting designer. All based on the amazing book The Red Tree by Shaun Tan.



How are you getting on with your spellings? Remember that inside the spelling folder, you will find the instructions for your spelling programme and the lesson and practise sheets you will need. It doesn’t matter if you cannot print off the sheets, you can make your own on a sheet of paper by copying the tables we are used to using in school.

This is based around the game Pointless. Some of you may have seen this on TV. Don’t worry if you haven’t, the game is explained on the first slide of the PowerPoint. You will have to download the PowerPoint first as I have tried it on Google slides and it doesn’t seem to work. Have fun!



Here is plenty of French for this term. Lots of words, songs and activities for at least 30 minutes a week if you can. There are now 2 PowerPoints in this link.

Can you help?

We are asking anyone who has knitting needles and spare wool to help knit squares for blankets to support a local ward treating people with the Coronavirus. The squares need to be 10cm by 10cm in size. Once you have knitted one please wash it and leave in in the entrance of school. We will join them together to make larger blankets. We know that not everyone will be able to help, but if you can, we know that it will bring much needed comfort to people who could really do with some Carrington style love.

A video from staff at Carrington

 Thank you for the feedback on the video. If you’ve still not seen it you can access it on the home page of the website or on Dojo. It is also now on YouTube

More resources

There are a wealh of resources on the link below, all subject areas covered and some especially good suggestions and links for computing. Have fun exploring!

Royal Shakespeare Company

If you would like to look at the Shaksepeare plays we have studied or even look at some new ones you can explore many of the plays on the RSC Learning Zone

Amazon Audible

Amazon Audible have recently made lots of their books free, the link is below.

Youtube Art Link

Poetry link


Revisit some of the learning we have done this year

If you would like to revisit some of the topics we have covered this year such as the Stone Age, Materialls, Forces or Earth and Space there are some interesting links to these at

Keeping Fit and Active

As you may already know Joe Wicks, the body coach, is running a PE session every morning between 9:00 and 9:30 on his YouTube channel. You can access this at

real PE at home – online 

real PE at home includes an online programme which supports families to be active, play and learn together. It includes a programme specifically for children in Early Years and Key Stage 1 with 12 themes, 6 areas, over 250 activities and challenges and 1000s of hours of fun and activity. This programme is also great for family play and fun.

It also includes a programme for children in Key Stage 2, with daily and weekly guidance provided for both programmes (starting from next week) in addition to an option to choose your own themes and activities.

There are so many benefits to being active, not only to our physical wellbeing but also to our emotional and mental health, especially in such testing times for all of us. We hope that the ideas help support you and your family to stay fit and healthy in the coming months. Here are the details to access real PE at home:

The website address is: 
Parent email:
Password: carrington

Click here to view more information to support you including a user guide and FAQs.

You can view what real PE at home looks like by clicking here

British Library Activities

The British Library has just launched a brand new website – Discovering
Children’s Books

It’s completely free to access and full of creative activities to do
at home. Take a look, there is lots of things to do here.



We have now registered the children with epic! which is an online digital library where they will have access to  over 35.000 books, learning videos and quizzes. The website is:

Class 5 password: xju7929

Just login, and click on your name to get started!


Other links

Take a look at the fun challenges below, I look forward to seeing the results!



Have a look at your child’s Dojo account on the Class Dojo website using the code you been given.