Saturday, 8 December 2018


  1. marvellous
  2. monstrous
  3. mischievous
  4. controversy
  5. convenience
  6. correspond
  7. curiosity
  8. there
  9. their
  10. they're

Can you write the last 3 in a sentence? 


We have been using long multiplication in class. For a recap watch the following video:

Next week, we are starting to look at division. Get ahead by looking at the following video:


For your homework, we would like you to create a gingerbread recipe.

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Sunday, 2 December 2018


  1. temperature
  2. vegetable
  3. suggest
  4. rhyme
  5. rhythmn
  6. ancient
  7. excellent
  8. especially
  9. achieve
  10. aggressive

Can you use them within a sentence?

Friday, 30 November 2018


This week, we'd like you to reflect on your multiplication skills. What do you still need to practise? Which multiplication facts are still catching you out? How are you going to make sure that you know these facts?

Practise your times tables up to 12 x 12. Ask a grown up, sibling or friend to test you! Write down the facts that you need to practise and learn them by heart.


After that, you can pick a number (any number) and complete the following calculations:

  • Add 17.
  • Double it.
  • Multiply by 10.
  • Halve it.
  • Subtract 7.
  • Multiply by 6
  • Square it. (multiply it by itself e.g. 4 x 4 = 16)
  • Find its factors ( factors are numbers that we multiply together to make another number e.g. 2 and 3 are factors of 6 because 2 x 3 =6)
  • Divide it by 4. 

In addition, you can practise your short and/or long multiplication. Pick any numbers to make multiplication calculations:

2-digit by 1 digit e.g. 24 x 6 = ?
3-digit by 1 digit e.g. 176 x 3 = ?
4-digit by 1-digit e.g. 2633 x 5 = ?

2-digit by 2-digit e.g. 33 x 13 = ?
3-digit by 2-digit e.g. 246 x 28 = ?
4-digit by 2-digit e.g. 7342 x 13 = ? 

Thursday, 22 November 2018


Next week, we will be writing adverts. In preparation, we would like you to research different adverts that you see on television or in newspapers/magazines etc. 

Choose one advertisement which you think is interesting and write about it under the following headings:

What is being advertised?

Who is the advert aimed at? e.g. children/teenagers/men/women etc.

How does the advert persuade you to buy the product? (describe the language they use/the images/use of music/slogans etc.)

Is the advert effective? Why? Why not?

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Spellings 23.11.2018

Spellings this week are focusing on the suffix -ation 

  1. information
  2. preparation
  3. decoration
  4. donation
  5. registration
  6. population
  7. duration
  8. vibration
  9. station
  10. deflation 

Can you find any other examples? 

Friday, 16 November 2018


This week we have been practising using direct speech in our writing. We'd like you to record a conversation using direct speech. This could be a real conversation that you have had or an imagined conversation between some fictional characters. 

Remember to punctuate the conversation properly! 

Thursday, 15 November 2018


This week's spellings are:

  1. observant
  2. observation
  3. expectant
  4. expectation
  5. hesitant
  6. hesitation
  7. tolerant
  8. toleration
  9. substance
  10. substantial 

Doves won the fortnight battle of the bands on TT Rockstars

Will your class win next time?

Wednesday, 14 November 2018


In Maths, we have been looking at statistics. Take a look at the following links to get some practise at home. 

Friday, 9 November 2018

Cave Paintings

We have had lots of fun learning about cave paintings this week. The children looked at the different examples that have been found in countries such as Spain and France and then used these as inspiration to create their own.
They looked wonderful and the children thoroughly enjoyed exploring ways to make their pictures appear aged by adding 'cracks' and experimenting with texture and colour!

Diary Writing

This week we have been writing diary entries from the perspective of Torak from our class book, Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver. In order to do this effectively, the children have participated in lots of drama activities. They used freeze frames and hot-seating to explore how Torak felt at significant moments in the text and used this as a basis for their writing.
The children were fantastic! They showed a real understanding of the character's motives. We think we may have some future Oscar winners here at Iveson!


Following on from our work on statistics this week, we would like you to collect some data and present it for us. You can present the information in one of the following ways:

  • a tally chart
  • a table
  • a pictogram
  • a bar chart
  • a line graph

For example, you might want to record the number of minutes each family member spends reading each day and create a bar chart to compare the results.

You might want to conduct a survey amongst your family members about favourite television programmes and present it as a pictogram.

Remember to use a ruler and ensure that your data is neatly presented and labelled!


These are some common words which are often confused. Please practise these words and write them in a sentence.

  1. where
  2. wear
  3. were
  4. we're
  5. they're
  6. their
  7. there
  8. to
  9. too
  10. two

Friday, 26 October 2018


This week your spellings are focusing on the suffix ed 

1. stopped
2. studied
3. excited
4. grabbed
5. admitted
6. carried
7. stayed
8. played
9. lived
10. stared

Can you spot the rules with this ending? 


After half-term we will be writing diary entries based on the character of Torak from Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver. For homework, we'd like you to write your own diary entry. You can choose to write this in one of the following ways:

  • Write a diary entry about something you do during the holidays.
  • Choose a well-known character from a book and write a diary entry from their perspective.
  • Create your own character and write a diary entry from their perspective.

Friday, 19 October 2018


Following on from our learning and discussions about Black History Month, we would like you to research the life of a prominent black person. This could be someone from history, or someone alive now, who you think has led an interesting life. You can present this research in any of the following ways:

  • a poster
  • a poem 
  • a non-chronological report. 

Black History Month

This week, we have used our Guided Reading sessions to explore different stories relating to Black History. The children have read a variety of articles and poems about slavery and the lives and work of inspirational black people such as Benjamin Odeje, Mae Jemison and Maya Angelou. We have used these articles  to discuss the issues the stories raised and reflect on how we can learn from the past. 

We will be using these discussions as a basis to write our own poems on diversity next week!

Friday, 12 October 2018


Next week, we are starting our new topic in Science which is all about materials therefore, we would like you to draw one of the rooms in your house and label all the different materials that you can see. 

Thursday, 11 October 2018


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Well done Doves 2 wins out of 2! Lets keep our unbeaten record and beat Swifts next week. A whole class effort will lead us to victory!

See Mrs Bowes if you need a login reminder.

What's coming up?

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Take a sneak peak to get ahead of the game.

This week, we have embraced the Stone Age lifestyle and gone hunting with spears! We managed to catch a woolly rhinoceros, a sabre-tooth tiger and a woolly mammoth. We also went out gathering berries. 

Well done Doves for winning year 5 Battle of the Bands!

Who will win next week?

This Week's Spellings

This week's spellings are:
  1. antiseptic
  2. anti-clockwise
  3. antidote 
  4. automatic
  5. autograph 
  6. antisocial
  7. anticlimax 
  8. autocue
  9. autopilot 
  10. autobiography 

Can you spot the prefixes? How do they change the root word?

Thursday, 4 October 2018


This week's spellings: 

  1. measure
  2. treasure
  3. pleasure
  4. enclosure 
  5. picture
  6. adventure
  7. creature
  8. furniture
  9. departure
  10. mixture 

Can you put them into a sentence? 


For your homework this week, we would like you to develop your problem solving skills and resilience. Have a go at these 3 challenges:

Maths Head Start

Next week, we will be starting to look at using formal written methods for addition. Watch the following video to get ahead;

Imperative Verbs

Next week, we are going to be using imperative verbs in Design Technology. Can you guess how we are going to use them?

Thursday, 27 September 2018


For your homework we would like you to use your skills to write a setting description based on this Stone Age setting.

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Tool Kit 

Expanded noun phrases 


Fronted adverbials 

Spelling 28.08.2018

This Week's Spellings are:

  1. inactive
  2. incorrect 
  3. illegal
  4. immature
  5. immortal
  6. impossible
  7. impatient
  8. imperfect 
  9. irrelevant
  10. irresponsible

Can you spot the pattern? Can you use these words in a sentence? 

Material Collection

In Design and Technology, we are going to be creating Stone Age houses. This week, we began collecting materials for our models. 

Roman Numerals

Next week, we are going to be doing Roman Numerals. Take a look...

Saturday, 22 September 2018


For your homework we would like you redesign the front cover for your favourite Roald Dahl book. 

Challenge: Can you write a new, enticing blurb? 

Friday, 21 September 2018


This Week's Spellings:

  1. expansion
  2. extension
  3. comprehension
  4. tension 
  5.  musician
  6. electrician
  7. magician
  8. politician
  9. mathematician
  10. impression

Wednesday, 19 September 2018


We had our first Djembe lesson this week which was so much fun!

Maths head start

Next week we will begin looking at negative numbers. Get a head start by watching the following video:


This week, many of us have been developing our rounding skills. Take a look at the video to continue your development at home.

Friday, 14 September 2018


This week your spellings are: 

  1. Invention
  2. injection
  3. action
  4. hesitation
  5. completion 
  6.  expression
  7. discussion
  8. confession
  9. permission
  10. admission 

Can you write them into a sentence for bonus points? 


This week, we would like you to research one of the Stone Age houses which we have been investigating in class. You can present your research in any way you wish. 

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Friday, 7 September 2018


This week, for your homework we would like you to sketch Clayton woods and add descriptive word to you picture. Homework will be due in on Thursday  13th September 2018 .

Clayton Woods

Our writing inspiration from Clayton Woods. 


This week our spellings are: 

  1. forgetting
  2. forgotten 
  3. beginning
  4. beginner
  5. prefer 
  6. preferred 
  7. gardening
  8. gardener
  9. limiting 
  10. limited 

Can you include the words in a sentence? If you can share it with your teacher and friends. 

Sunday, 2 September 2018

Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Have a lovely Summer - can't wait to start another fantastic year in September

Here is the holiday homework for any Year 5 children that wish to keep their brains ticking over and prepare for Year 6. Don't forget the coding challenge and Times Table Rockstars - who will get the most points over the Summer?

Thursday, 19 July 2018

Coding Challenge

Iveson Summer Coding Challenge

The UK will require 2 million more engineers over the next decade, the majority of which within the information & communication sector. Iveson will be inspiring the next generation of young computer engineers this summer. Iveson summer coding challenge.





Sunday, 15 July 2018


We have  studied a few different speeches given during sporting events. We are now ready to begin writing our own inspirational speeches this week! 


The time has come to compare our sunflowers which we started growing at the start of the half term. Bring yours in this week to take part in the competition! 

This Week's Spellings

  1. guarantee 
  2. immediate 
  3. knowledge
  4. experiment
  5. experience
  6. business 
  7. possession 
  8. disappear
  9. weight 
  10. separate 

Friday, 6 July 2018

This Week's Spellings

This week our spellings are as follows;

  1. applied 
  2. spies 
  3. piece 
  4. tries
  5. ceiling 
  6. conscience 
  7. ancient 
  8. believe 
  9. achieve 
  10. leisure 

Thursday, 5 July 2018


Year 5 got the opportunity this week to do a spot of gardening. We made flags using the natural dye from the plants we collected. Then we made a delicious crumble using the fruit we harvested from our garden. We even had golden raspberries which were delicious! 

Extra Homework

Here are the Quarter-Final fixtures;

Choose any of the countries to research. Create a fact file on this country using the facts that you find. Possible subheadings could be food, monuments/sights, climate/environment or animals.  


Year 5 have been identifying angles; acute, obtuse, right angle, straight line and reflex. For your homework I would like you to identify all the angles you can on a football pitch. Draw the pitch out and labels all the angles you can find.