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Vine Tree Primary School

Learn, Included, Respect, Enjoy, Treated Fairly

Welcome to Year Five

Miss Woodward, Mrs Critchley and Mrs Thomas 


Year 5 P.E. days:

Monday-Premier Sports Mr Jones

Friday- Miss Woodward

Please make sure your child comes to school in FULL PE kit (T-shirt, shorts/joggers, sweatshirt/top and trainers). 

Please ensure that your child brings hair ties and can remove earrings themselves before a session. 


Homework will be set each half term linking to our class text. Please see the letter and our homework grid below for this half term's challenges.

Spellings will be handed out every Wednesday by Mrs Critchley.  We will start with Year 4 Summer spelling objectives to close the gaps in any spellings the children may have due to lockdown. Please try to practise these 3 times throughout the week with your child. 

Reading diaries will also be checked on a Friday and we ask that your child reads at least 3 times a week. This may include reading on our online platform (GETEPIC). Your child has been given a class code to help them access their account and books will be assigned that link to our learning challenges. 

Miss Woodward will also regularly set My Maths and Timestables Rockstars homework online. Children have their own personal log in for these (inside their reading diaries). 


Get Epic - Can you rise to the challenge?


We are throwing ourselves into reading in Year Five! Have a look below at the books we have been exploring and see if it inspires your choices.

Have a look below for details on how to log on and have a look at the new books that have been assigned. Lots of these books will help with your homework activities. I have also added our class readapillar this week and also September's calendar of activities. 

It has also come to my attention that the terms and conditions of GETEPIC have changed since June.  There are now 2 options to explore the website:


  1. During school with Epic School: From 7am to 4pm, students can log in from anywhere using their class code and read for as long as they want between 7am to 4pm. Educators can access Epic School at any time or day. Epic School is always free for our educators.
  2. After school with Epic Free: In addition to all the reading time that they get with Epic School, students can also read after-school or after 4pm  for free on Epic Free. Epic Free is also available for students to access at any time on the weekends. But unlike Epic School, there is a time duration limit! Students can read on Epic Free for up to 2 hours per week. Also, students will need their parents’ help to unlock Epic Free with a parent email. Parents only need to provide their email address once during sign-up. There is no fee for for Epic Free. After the first log in, students can freely access Epic Free using the class code.  They will transition between Epic School and Epic Free, depending on the time of day.  


Unfortunately, this change in terms means that some books are not accessible on the Epic Free version. I will amend the assignments so that children still have acess to some assigned books after 4pm. Apologies for this confusion - this is a very recent change on GETEPIC! 

Please click on the link below for in depth instructions on how to sign up for EPIC FREE. 

The Girl of Ink and Stars

This half term, our class novel will be 'The Girl of Ink and Stars' written by Kiran Millwood Hargrave.  We will not only be reading this in class, but occasionally chapters may be sent home (or posted on this page) for your child to explore at home. 


This book will inspire us to create our own poetry, dive into the world of mythology and discuss which mythological creature is the best of them all. 

National Poetry Day 2020

This year, we are celebrating poetry by exploring a poem about the story of Theseus and the Minotaur. Our class challenge is for us to be able to learn this off by heart by half term.

Can you practise at home using the transcript below?

There is also a link to a read aloud version of the poem performed by the author of the Poetry Anthology: Falling out of the sky (poems about myths and monsters) by Rachel Piercey and Emma Wright. 

performances of other poems from this anthology are also available by following the link below.  

Can I become a cartographer?

Isabella and her father are cartographers. Can you use the links below to gain cartographer status and know ALL of the capital cities of Europe? 

You can also explore tutorials on key rivers and oceans in Europe. 

Good Luck! 

Support for home learning project grid

Some children have asked for a WAGOLL (What a Good One Looks Like) of a floor plan. Have a look below. Can you create a floor plan of your house?