Waterloo Primary School

Where Pupils Shine


Suggested timetable for school closure and self-isolation:

Suggested timetable for school closure and self-isolation: 1 This is a guideline for you to use at home if children are off school due to school closure. Tasks will be set each day so please look out for Parent App messages. Where possible, links will be posted for activities on the website – otherwise, activities will be posted on Seesaw and you will be notified via the Parent App.

Learning from home (Monday - Friday) 

Can't access SeeSaw? The Year 5 team will post the same daily activities that are on SeeSaw below.




Well done for all of your hard work  - don't forget to take some time out for yourself and have fun! Take a look at the following useful websites:






Personal, Social & Health Education (PSHE)

Here are some tips for talking to your child about relationships, puberty and human reproduction:

  • Be honest. If you don’t know the answer to a question, be honest and say so. Tell your child that you will need to find out and that you will get back to them with more information soon.
  • Remember that children are curious and want to know and understand. We tend to place our adult perspective on children’s questions and comments, when actually a child just wants (and needs) a very simple, age-appropriate, matter-of-fact answer. This answer will not involve an ‘adult’ understanding of a topic – it needs to be at a child’s level, with opportunity given for the child to be able to ask further questions if needed. Give yourself time to respond by asking something like, “What do you think that means?” or “Why do you ask?”
  • Keep lines of communication open. Having an open and honest relationship with your child can really help make conversations easier, so make sure that you are always willing to talk when your child needs you; if you can’t, explain why and find another time when it is more mutually convenient.
  • Use correct terminology. It helps that children aren’t confused by hints, euphemisms and innuendo; use correct terminology whenever you can, especially for body parts. This is hugely important for safeguarding too.
  •  Respond to what children say they need. Bear in mind that children’s lives today are very different from even five years ago. Therefore, the education they receive needs to reflect this. Research shows us that children want and need to understand relationships, puberty and human reproduction, and want to be able to talk with parents/carers about this when they have had lessons at school. We may feel that they know too much, when actually ignorance is the enemy of innocence.
  • Answer questions and don’t be afraid to say, ‘I really don’t know – let’s work it out or look it up together’. Have a phrase for awkward moments, such as, ‘That’s a good question, and let’s talk about it once we get home’.
  • Always respond. If you don’t, they may think it is wrong to talk to you about relationships, puberty or human reproduction and as a result you may find your child clams up when you want to raise the subject, now or in the future.
  • If it all feels too personal, try talking about people in books, films and favourite television programmes.
  • Enjoy it. Laugh with each other!
  • Work in partnership with us, your child's school.  




Year 5 word list PDF.pdf


Useful websites:



To complete homework; practise maths that has been taught in class or have a try at things coming up have a look at the MyMaths website


Children should practise their times tables for at least 5 minutes a day.

It is recommended that children practise their times tables for at least 15 minutes a day.



To see how the children perform calculations involving the four operations please have at a look at the calculation policy.


Year 5 Maths calculation policy.pdf






 To develop your coding skills, set up a free Scratch account:

Or access free resources:

Design & Technology


Children should create a moving car from recycled materials following on from their activities at school. Discuss with your child what items they you could use and why.  Children can write instructions based on how they made their car and test it on a variety of surfaces.

Children can also try designing and making a material tote bag with handles. This can be done by sewing pieces of material together.

As part of our food design and technology, children should be encouraged to design healthy meals and make these with adult supervision. Discuss with your child the different ingredients that you could use and why they are healthy. Children can write instructions based on what they create.


Find out more about:



Latitude and Longitude:

Time Zones:





Listen to different styles of music such as - classical / pop / reggae / rock.

Which one do you like best? Why? Listen to different composers of your favourite style. How do they vary? Discuss the structure, the timbre you can hear, the temp and the rhythms within the music.


Watch videos on  to learn / revise the elements of music.


Listen to classical music and discuss how it makes you feel.

Physical Education 

Have a go at some these health and well-being activities:

Play your favourite music and dance to it. Really dance - make your heart beat faster.

How many can you do in 1 minute? - Predict and then try. Can you beat your score each day?

  • sit ups
  • push ups
  • star jumps
  • squats
  • leg raises (lie on the floor, legs straight lift and lower legs back down slowly - don't let your heels touch the ground) Don't forget to tune into 'PE with Joe Wicks' at 9am every Monday-Friday

Religious Education 

Children can learn about Judaism here

Children can learn about Islam here

Children can learn about Christianity here

Children can learn about Hinduism here




Set up an account on Duolingo (with the permission of an adult) and challenge yourself to progress through the different levels!


Play some spanish games: