Year 5

Welcome to a new school year in Year 5!

If you have any queries or concerns regarding school, your child's learning and education, please feel free to see us at any time and we will help as best we can. We look forward to welcoming you back!

Below are some useful website links to support class work. Should you experience or discover any problems with any web links, please let Mr White know ... OR if you have any suggestions for other great online web resources to share then please let Mr White know about that too!


Mrs Sophie Shaw and Mr Stuart White


Links to some VERY useful learning things!

Sumdog FANTASTIC, fun website which each of our children have their own login for. Play against others, earn items for your SUMDOG house, compete in regional and national competitions; a whole variety of really fun games covering all areas of maths. SUMDOG adapts its questions to your child’s ability. If your child has forgotten / misplaced their SUMDOG login, please speak to me. A ROCKIN’ way to practice your times tables and division facts. To make things easier, each child’s login for this site is exactly the same as their SUMDOG login. Children have their own avatar (complete with rock-name!), earn coins to get items for their character, and can practice their times tables in four main games:

  • Garage (for children to compete against themselves; teachers may from time-to-time set the times tables they wish them to practice on here, otherwise ttrockstars begins to adapt its questions to present those being found more tricky, more frequently)
  • Studio (all times tables and measures children’s overall speed of recall; this is where they can improve their ‘rock-status’!)
  • Arena (children can play against their bandmates –classmates- however this could prove more difficult logistically when playing at home as they would need to join the same game as their buddy, at the same time -easier when sat next to each other! Again, times tables to focus on can be limited by the teacher, here)
  • Festival (children can play against other players from around the world, practicing all times table facts)

Children can see their stats in the form of leader boards and heat-maps, flagging up the times table facts they are finding more tricky to remember in red, and those that they are confident with in green. The site will also work on an iPad! an old favourite – hit the question or hit the answer MATHS DICTIONARY - very child friendly site with explanations of loads of mathematical terms and vocabulary


And here's a few other really useful web links for all things Year 5!