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Caythorpe Primary School

Inspiring the future



Year 5 and 6

Mr O'Mahoney and Miss Foers

Welcome to the Hogwarts Class

Diary Dates

Monday 22nd June - School Sports Week

Thursday 25th June - Rainbow Sports Day - see emails and  "news"  for more details - games and score sheet available to download below

Home Learning

Update 31.05.20 - As we enter the phase of the wider opening of schools for pupils we will continue to update our class pages with learning packs for those school remains closed for and those wishing to continue home learning. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries or need anything. Printed learning packs will be ready by Friday 5th of June for collection.

Great resources available at Padlet. KS1 have Sergio the Spider to hopefully keep them entertained and the KS2 topic for the first half of the term is Pirates and Explorers although many of them were one and the same (as they will find out)!

E-Bug - 13.05.20 - online games and resources to support children's understanding of the Corona Virus and how germs and viruses spread; including the importance of hand washing and respiratory hygiene. These resources will support children's transition back into school.

On our class page you will find useful links and downloadable packs in the download section below to support your child in their home learning. We have also aimed to include a wider range fun and challenging activities including Lego, sporting, science and personal challenges. We would love to here of some which have been completed. get in touch via twitter or our Caythorpe Primary Facebook page.

We understand the challenges faced with home learning with many parents still working from home. There are

activities children can complete independently but everyone is different. Click this link for helpful tips in using the packs and home learning in general. If you decide your child isn't going to engage in a structured program spend time playing, baking or painting a picture. 

You are all doing an amazing job and your teachers are very proud of you all. Keep up the good work, keep smiling and we will see you all very soon!

Fancy a live cook-a-long? Cook along with Theo -  TUNE IN EVERY MONDAY, WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY AT 4PM  - Visit the web-page for an ingredient list.

Love camping? You can always join in at home!

Scouts have kindly provided plenty of fun, creative activities that you can complete at home. You can use the website to find an activity that interests you. Follow this link to the website for ideas:

NEW - Listen to David Walliam's books for FREE! The daily treat is called Elevenses, and children and grown-ups can tune in every morning at 11am - and it's all free.

New 04.05.20 - Padlet - Cross Curricular Materials for Summer Term - Lots of resources here from phonics, maths, spelling booklets and an "Amazing Lincolnshire Education pack".

Downloadable packs - Updated 15.05.20

We have endeavoured to compile work for your child to continue their studies at home. In the download section at the bottom of the page are maths and English pack for each week. If you are unable to download zip files you can find the work here also. Click this link for helpful tips in using the packs and home learning in general.

UPDATED 07.05.20  BBC Bitesize daily lessons. 



You'll find daily lessons for homeschooling in Maths and English for every year group, as well as regular lessons in Science, History, Geography and more.


NEW! Oak Academy Online lessons - These are excellent!

There are two options for using these resources.

Either you can follow a set plan of lessons across a range of subjects – for this, click the Schedule option.

Or you can access particular lessons in certain subjects – for this, click the Subject option below. If choosing the subject option, your teacher will let you know which lessons you need to do and when.

Internet Safety

UPDATED 24.04.20 Clink this link to access online home learning packs. This page has been created to support parents during COVID-19 and the closure of schools. Each fortnight, new home activity packs, including reward charts, will be released with simple 15 minute activities you can do with your child to support their online safety at a time when they will spending more time online at home.

You can also find more information in the download section at the bottom of the page including the DFE helpline and appendix to our Safeguarding policy regarding COVID19.


A range of home learning activities suitable for each year group can be found here on Classroom Secrets -

Please note, this link will only work on a PC/laptop and unfortunately is not compatible with phones or tablets.

For literacy learning at home, there is Pobble 365. This is a fantastic resource to develop a range of skills. Each day, a photo will be uploaded to the website.


NEW 08.05.20 - What to do if your child says "I hate Maths!" A helpful video

NEW - 01.05.20 - Supporting the learning of Maths at home - A useful blog with fantastic ideas on how to support maths learning at home for younger and older children. Useful resources and links to maths in story books.

NCETM video lessons - Fractions - These short videos are intended to provide primary school pupils with interactive lessons while they are at home. Most lessons at 15-20 minutes long. Perhaps complete one a day - New lessons will be added each week

White Rose - These are units from the publishers of our scheme of work for maths - Update 02.06.20 - Download the current week's sheets below.  - Year 5 - Year 6

Below are weekly packs to download for Maths and English - each contains learning reminders, practice sheets (green for mild are easier, red for hot are more challenging) and an "I'm stuck!" to have a go with a grown up!

Science (Updated 01.06.20)

Some fabulous learning projects  These contains  projects  based around eight different themes, which cover many aspects of the National Curriculum. They aim to provide a broad and balanced learning experience for your children, whilst learning at home. Themes are designed to be followed in order, but can also be used out of sequence. The same themes are available for all ages of children within a primary school, so families can learn using the same theme at the same time.

Starters for STEM are ten activities that parents can use at home to help children develop their science, technology, engineering and maths skills. These activities are easy-to-resource and provide children with the stimulus to talk about the world around them. There are now 11 weeks available via the link.


Changes within Living Memory

The aim of this pack is to introduce children to the concept of living memory as a chronological term and the disciplinary concepts of continuity and change, evidence and similarity and difference. All evidence can be gathered by speaking to family members over the phone, e-mail or via Skype. 

The findings of the enquiry can be presented in whichever way suits your child best - be that using PowerPoint, a non-chronological report or drawing.

Horrible Histories - Watch clips full of fun facts! Why not creae an information page using the facts you learn!


Feeling creative? Try a challenge - Why not post your creation on our twitter/facebook page?


     The charanga scheme of work we use in school has produced units for learning at home. Log in using your username and password - If you have misplaced your login details, please contact your teacher.

NEW - 29.04.20 - Young Voices have now created YV at HOME. YV at HOME is a platform to bring you lots of fun music and movement sessions all for free, that children, parents and teachers can access and enjoy from your safe place. Expect interactive tutorials, demonstrations and performances all suitable for adults and children. Some live workshops in the past (still available on YV Youtube channel ‘YVTV’) have included: instrument lessons, dance sessions, write your own freestyle rap sessions, sing alongs and beatbox workshops! Join in with future live YV at HOME sessions by following Young Voices on Facebook. Song lyrics and sheet music for instruments is also available to download on their website

Learn   "Caythorpe Sing it Video".Makaton for our "Caythorpe Sing it Video".

PSHCE and Well-Being


New 31.05.20- Please see below five factsheets for parents and practitioners with the aim of providing information by using trauma awareness about children's and adult's emotional behaviour: You may access the full Rockpool website via the link.

  • Factsheet 1: Being Safe
  • One way of acknowledging your child’s distress is to be open about the fears and anxieties that are around at the moment.  Giving them information about what is happening and helping then feel safe is the most important thing you can do. This link takes you to a version of a free book by the author of the Gruffalo which explains the virus and on the back page are links to lots of other resources.  
  • This is a link for older children on Flight/Fight and feeling anxious.
  •  This is a link for younger children.
  • This link takes you to a really nice video that the whole family can watch – you can even make the ‘Glitter jars’ if you have the right stuff.
  • The following fact sheets have other useful links to helpful videos and activities.
  • Factsheet 2: Keeping Connected
  • Factsheet 3: Understanding Resilience
  • Factsheet 4: A Nurturing Environment
  • Factsheet 5: Understanding Emotions and Healthy Relationships

NEW - Free parent resources supporting your child's well being through Corona Virus. From the Clear Sky - a children's charity. Play & Creative Arts Therapy creates a safe environment for children who are having difficulties to explore and express themselves through the language of play.

New 07.05.20 -  LSCP Communication Campaign on Self Harm Awareness Week (Next Week)

Please find below a link to the communications pack for the Self Harm awareness week.  This year the pack includes useful resources for the topic whilst children and young people are self isolating/government measures are in place reference covid19.

This campaign runs from Monday 11.05.2020 – Sunday 17.05.2020, a suggested social media schedule has been included. An online link to the communications pack is also available. This will direct you to the "Resources" page on the LSCP website.

New - 29.04.20 - One of the most important ways to keep mentally healthy is to have routine and structure, and to maintain a healthy sleep pattern. The Education Endowment Foundation (EFF) have produced a series of checklists to help parents and children manage their routines. Download the "supporting home learning routines" document to help plan your day. All the EEF materials to support home learning can be found here.

New - 29.04.20 - BBC Own It app updated for COVID-19

The BBC's Own It app helps young people new to social media manage their well-being, whilst empowering children to make smart choices, and helping them to lead a positive life online. The Own It app and keyboard lets children:

  • get advice whenever they type
  • track their feelings
  • win badges as they reflect
  • find help when they need it
  • taking quizzes to learn more about themselves

The app also includes a special keyboard to use which offers helpful tips and friendly advice to children when they need it. The app can be downloaded for free from the App Store or Google Play. Please note that parent permission is required for under 13s.

NEW - 28.04.20 - My Hero is You - How kids can fight Covid story to download below

Drugs Awareness - adult guidance recommended in using these resources to allow converation on the topics covered.

Alcohol -

Cannabis -


Are you being active for the recommended 60 minutes a day? Download this amazing Physical Activity Recording Sheet to record your activities and for lots of ideas to keep active even when it's raining outside. Why not post your activities on our twitter page?

  • Oti Mabuse, Strictly come Dancing star has created Disney themed dance lessons live from 11:30 each day. All of her videos are available to watch on Youtube.
  • Obstacle course – Challenge yourself! Create an obstacle course outside using items around the home/garden and time yourself. 
  • CGS Outread are posting a challenge a day via twitter - give one a go and tweet your attempt for a Sports Values Sticker - Caythorpe already have "Passion"
  • Keep fit with Joe Wicks - PE with Joe - Daily workouts at 9.00, Monday to Friday. 
  • GoNoodle - movement and mindfulness videos created by experts to get children moving
  • BBC Supermovers - Fun curriculum linked resources to get your children moving while they learn. Join the Super Movement! Discover all the benefits to active learning 

Year 5 maths and English will be taught by Miss Foers whilst Year 6 will be taught by Mr O'Mahoney.

At Caythorpe we follow the White Rose Maths Mastery scheme of work. When taught to master maths, children develop their mathematical fluency without resorting to rote learning and are able to solve non-routine maths problems without having to memorise procedures.

We follow the Lincolnshire Agreed syllabus for RE. This term children will explore the life journeys and  rites of passage of Christianity.

Accelerated Reader

Home learning update: To access a quiz - click this link

At Caythorpe we strive to develop a reading for pleasure culture. In Key Stage Two children use the Accelerated Reader Program. A student reads a book, takes an online quiz, and gets immediate feedback. Students respond to regular feedback and are motivated to make progress with their reading skills. Together with Star Reading and myON by Renaissance, it forms a complete reading practice and assessment solution for students of all ages and abilities.

Children have an opportunity to quiz and change their reading books everyday. However it is helpful if reading diaries are signed to ensure children are reading, engaging and understanding what they read. Please ensure you listen to your child read regularly and sign their reading diaries.

Times Table Rockstars and NUMBOTS

Daily arithmetic practise is vital too. Become a Rok God or Goddess, challenge your friends to a rock slam and watch out for tournaments set by your class teachers!

Home learning update: We now have access to Numbots - access using TTRS logins and passwords.


At Caythorpe we are proud of our personalised curriculum with many opportunities to enrich learning experiences. Please see our curriculum pages which lists experiences we believe children should complete to achieve their Caythorpe Passport to learning.

Dates for your Diary

Friday 22nd May - Half Term Holiday

Monday 1st June - Provisional reopening of school for YR, Y1 and Y6


Please can your child keep a named PE kit in school all week (dark shorts and/or jogging bottoms, a white T-shirt and trainers or plimsolls.) If the weather is fine, PE may take place outdoors so please make sure your child has an outdoor kit. Please can you also ensure that all items of school clothing are named to prevent any mix-ups at the end of the day.

Year 5 children will go swimming at Sleaford Leisure Centre in the Spring term. Being able to swim is a vital life skill. All children are expected to be able to swim at least 25m using a range of swimming stokes effectively. If children are still unable to complete this length then they will have the opportunity to continue swimming sessions in Year 6.


Your child has been given a new homework menu which contains a variety of homework tasks for them to complete in their own time. (A copy can be downloaded below). Each task has an allocated number of points with the aim being for each child to reach 25 points by the end of the half term. This will be checked every Friday afternoon.

Useful Weblinks

Mayan Information - useful for homework tasks

Bitesize Science - information and games on a range of science topics

Victorian Inventions - Help Hetty Feather identify these Victorian Inventions

Victorians - homework help for tasks

Facts abut Brazil

More Brazil facts

BBC Bitesize English - choose from a wide variety of activities to practise, spelling, grammar, using punctuation, reading and comprehension and lots more!

BBC Bitesize Maths - need more practise with place value? Want to be sharper at addition and subtraction. Great maths revision can be found here!

TimesTable Rock Stars - Become a Rock God! Login here. Who can earn the most this week?

Football and Netball Results

Keep up to date with our league positions at Sporting Success.


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