Google Search
Google Translate

Year 5 - Kingfisher

Hello everyone!


How are you???

I am trying to do as much exercise as possible, riding my bike and I've started running again!!!

Remember to email me with news about what you've been up to and send pictures if you like!!
Keep well and email!


Mrs Vassell


Dear Kingfishers

Just in case anyone is logging on to the class pages ... hello on this bright and sunny Tuesday!!! smiley

I hope you're all doing ok, having fun, and managing to keep your days filled with interest, challenges and hopefully something new. The teachers and staff are all in teams on a rota at the minute so I'm currently working from home. I think of you all often and hope that you and your family are keeping safe and well.

Remember to use the class email to send me anything you've done that you want to share with me - I check it everyday and will definitely reply.

In the meantime, do scroll down for the tasks to keep boredom at bay and any other links I will add to help fill your time!

Until tomorrow, keep being a Kingfisher; I'm so proud of you all. laugh

Mrs Vassell


Dear Kingfishers and Kingfisher Parents and Carers

It is with so much sadness that I said goodbye to our 17 Kingfishers this afternoon - not knowing when I will teach the class of 27 again. It has been an absolute pleasure to be your child's teacher this year; we have all come such a long way together, and there was still so much left of that journey. 

Please keep in touch with everything you're getting up to! I'd love to hear from you, so use the email address!! I will be logging in regularly and will try my very best to reply to all emails.

Above all, stay safe, listen to advice and wash your hands!

Take care and keep checking this page for all the lovely activities we will post for you to keep boredom at bay! Give the TTRockstars tournament a go and give the Years 4, 5 and 6 classes a run for their money!!

Don't forget, too, to tune in to P.E. with Joe at 9:00am every morning, starting from this Monday, 23rd March.

And finally, remember! You will always be a Kingfisher to me ...



Links! Links! Links! I will try to add more each day!!

Task 3 of 3 for the week ahead, w/b Monday, 30th March 2020

Design, draw and label your own fantasy creature that would live on your fantasy island. This could be a gryphon, mermaid, centaur, cyclops, giant, etc.

Then write a descriptive paragraph about your creature. Include:

  • powerful verbs and adjectives
  • similes
  • metaphors
  • personification
  • expanded noun phrases!
Task 2 of 3 for the week ahead, w/b Monday, 30th March 2020



Draw your five favourite fruits and five favourite vegetables. Label your drawings with their names in French!

Keep practising the days of the week and numbers 1-31!

Task 1 of 3 for the week ahead, w/b Monday, 30th March 2020


Design, create and label your own fantasy island!

Include a key detailing the main areas of your island.

Give your island a name.

Task 3 of 3 for the week ahead, w/b Monday, 23rd March 2020



You have entered the portal at the Ancient Citadel to begin your quest to find treasures on the island. Write a diary entry, detailing your adventure, including the dangers you faced, the treasures you found and anything that or anyone who helped you through your journey.

Remember these features for diary-writing.

  • Diary style (“Dear …”)
  • First person
  • Detailed descriptions
  • Past tense
  • Self-reflection
  • Chronological order
  • Informal language


Task 2 of 3 for the week ahead, w/b Monday, 23rd March 2020

Write a non-chronological report explaining the rules of Hockey!

Your report should include:

  • Pitch size
  • Players per team
  • Player positions
  • Rules for fouls - for example, foot and stick tackles
  • Short corners
  • Long corners
  • Penalty flick/Penalty shuffles
  • Umpire’s cards


Remember these features for writing a non‑chronological report:

  • Title
  • Brief introduction
  • Sub-headings
  • Facts in fact boxes/paragraphs/bullet points
  • Present tense
  • Third person
  • Formal language/tone.

Task 1 of 3 for the week ahead, w/b Monday, 23rd March 2020



- make crystals from the Gem Well. This will require adult supervision as it involves boiling sugar syrup;


- make sludge from Fogwind Swamp; this can be done independently with adult consent.


See instruction documents below!

Welcome to Kingfisher Class


Remember your e-safety rules before clicking on any of the internet links on this page. For more information on how to stay safe, visit the e-safety page.

How to stay safe online - Kingfisher Class Rules

Welcome back to the 2020 New Year!


The Kingfishers have come back ready to learn, showing excellent listening skills and putting effort and hard work into everything they do. 


Some reminders!


Water bottles:

Remember to bring your water bottle every day and take it home every evening. Water can be accessed during lessons at all times but the children are mindful that this should not interrupt their listening and completion of tasks/activities.


P.E.:  Indoors on Monday afternoons and Outdoors on Friday afternoons. Please ensure correct Balliol P.E. kit is worn and, in colder weather, that warm long legged and long sleeved clothing is provided, alongside appropriate footwear. *** Please see recent letter in relation to cross country and the suitable/extra clothing needed. *** 


Homework:  Friday is the word ...!

- Reading: 10-15 mins at least three times a week - please listen to your child read as often as possible

- Spellings: new spellings on Fridays; dictation test the following Friday - please encourage your child to practise regularly! Use!

- Times tables: these help with so many areas of maths; please encourage your child to practise 10-15 mins every day (TT Rockstars and see website links on times tables practice sheets sent home)

- MyMaths: this is set every Friday, due the following Friday - the tasks are set to consolidate learning from the week; it is important that your child completes this homework every week ...

*** New-New-New: Maths and English homework books going home with your child on Friday, 24th January 2020! Please see the letter accompanying these books for details of how homework will be set. New-New-New ***

- Topic - tasks across a range of subjects are set every Friday (and a copy will appear on your Class Page too!), usually due the following Friday (more complex tasks will be given two weeks to complete). Please encourage your child to complete these tasks independently, but give them support and help for more challenging tasks - when we're challenged, we're learning!


Homework Friday, 20th March 2020

MyMaths - adding and subtracting decimals

spellingframe - practise all year 3/4 and year 5/6 words

Maths homework book - pages 40 and 41 (percentages)

Homework - Friday, 13th March 2020; Due Date: Friday, 20th March 2020

Homework Friday, 28th February 2020; Due Date:  Friday, 6th March 2020

Maths Homework book, pages 34 and 35!

Homework Friday, 14th February 2020; Due Date:  Friday, 28th February 2020


English Homework book, pages 12, 13, 52 and 53!

Homework Friday, 7th February 2020; due date: Friday, 14th February 2020

Maths Homework Book, pages 24 and 25 (Written Multiplication and Written Division)

Homework Friday, 31st January 2020; Due Date: Friday, 7th February 2020

English Homework Book pages 62 and 63 (Punctuating Speech) - due Thursday, 6th February 2020

Friday, 24th January 2020; Due Date: Friday, 31st January 2020

Maths Homework book - pages 28 (Equivalent fractions), 29 (Ordering Fractions), 30 and 31 (Adding and Subtracting Fractions)

Homework Friday, 10th December 2020; Due Date: Friday, 17th December 2020

Homework Friday, 13th December 2019; Due Date: Friday, 20th December 2019

Please note - due to the short week (9-13 December), the spellings have been carried over to the week beginning 16th December, and will be assessed by Wednesday, 18th December!  Thank you!

Homework Friday, 6th December 2019; Due Date: Friday, 13th December 2019

Homework Friday, 29th November 2019; Due Date: Friday, 6th December 2019

Homework Friday, 22nd November 2019; Due Date: Friday, 29th November 2019; Due Date (Topic) Friday, 6th December 2019

Homework Friday, 15th November 2019; Due Date Friday, 22nd November 2019

Homework Friday, 8th November 2019; Due Date: Friday, 15th November 2019

Homework Friday, 1st November 2019; Due Date: Friday, 8th November 2019

Homework! Friday, 11th October 2019; Due Friday, 18th October 2019

Homework Friday, 4th October 2019; Due Date: Friday, 11th October 2019

Homework Friday, 27th September 2019; Due Date: Friday, 4th October 2019

Practise the Year 5 Harvest song for the Harvest festival!

Still image for this video
Song name: "It's Harvest Time"
Lyrics in Homework link

Homework for week ending Friday, 13th September 2019 - Homework due Friday, 20th September 2019