Middle Street Primary School


Have a great Easter year five and enjoy the time with your family. We will be back posting on the website on Monday 20th April on our Summer page. It's been so great to see and hear the things you are all getting up to. Stay safe. Dom and Laura.

Thursday 2nd April - Good Morning! We hope that you are all okay. Please see below for a selection of Arithmetic papers and a nice writing task about how toys have changed over the years. Have a great day. Dom and Laura 

 How have toys changed - explanation.docDownload
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It's great to see that baking has already started. Those brownies look delicious Aurelia! Yummy flapjacks and rocky-roads Ned. Ruby it great to see you have been enjoying a variety of activities and enjoying the good weather. 

Hi year 5. Below is a football challenge that we did in school this week. Can you think of any sporting challenges that you can do at home? Send them in and we can share them with the rest of the class.

Football Challenge

The Great Year 5 Bake Off!

Hi year 5! We have had some lovely emails which has inspired us to launch The Year 5 Bake Off! Each week we will give you a theme,then if you would like to,you and your family can have a go at baking. Laura and I will be taking part so make sure you have a look next week to see our amazing cooking skills! Please send pictures of your finished bake which we will then put on this page. You can ask any other members of your family to have a go and we can also share their efforts. This week we would like you to make a cake! It can be any size, shape, flavour and have as many layers as you want. A mystery judge will award the star baker each week. READY, STEADY, BAKE!

Year 5 have a real life Viking. Check out the picture of Eirik the Red below.

It's good to see Ned has enlisted his brother's help in completing his island task.

Woo is being very creative doing a mixture of art, gardening, cooking and thankfully finding no reason why teachers should be replaced by robots. 

Monday 30th March - Good morning year five. Today I am feeling a mixture of green and orange. Green because the sun is shinning and orange because I am trying to upload a video on here for you and it isn't working. How are you feeling? Email and let us know. 

There are another two quizzes live on the diagnostic website. One looking at interpreting graphs and one looking at interpreting tables. It is important that you do access the work and keep up with your learning. There are also the White Rose weekly lessons I gave the link to last Monday. 

As you know it isn't long until Easter. Here is a website you can do some simple online colouring on https://www.thecolor.com/Category/Coloring/Easter.aspx To save it you need to register but if you use the snipping tool (like we have practised in computing) you will be able to send it and email them to Dom and I. Check out my colourful bunny below. 

Hope you are all doing well and staying safe. Keep in touch with us so we can see how you are getting on and see all your great learning. Thanks, Dom and Laura. 


Success! Now I'm feeling green. Here is one of my favourite stories for you to listen too (if you wish). 

Thank you to Morgan, who let me know I'd only got half the story up. Here is the rest... 

How lovely it has been to hear from more of you and see some of the lovely things you have been doing. 

Great to have a check in from Luqman and an image of him hard at work. My whole household was impressed with Woo's longboat drawing. Ned it is lovely to see Sid and hear you have been reading to him as well as whittling sticks and competing in a cross-Atlantic  bake off: the cookies look yummy. Pictures below.  

It's nice to see the cooking is taking off and Luqman is learning to make pancakes. Watch this space for a cooking challenge later in the week. Lovely to see Alice hard at work on her arithmetic test. Keep up the good work Year 5! 

Here are all the worksheets to go with the Viking activity booklet as some of you have got in contact to say you don't have them all. 

 top trumps template.docxDownload
 Viking Project.docxDownload
 Viking-name-matching V2.docDownload
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Thursday 26th March - Good Morning Year 5! We hope that you are having a good week. The projects that you are doing look great so really well done. We are adding a writing task and some arithmetic today so if you can please have a go. Also, don't forget about those spellings!! Please remember that you can share any activities that you have been doing by sending photos to year5@middlestreet.brighton-hove.sch.uk. Or you can just email to say hello. Have a lovely day and we look forward to hearing about what you have been doing. Take care. Dom and Laura.

 All Teachers Should Be Robots - arg.docDownload
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It's lovely to see Morgan's design for his island: Snake Island (and a little shot of Eli the cat). Great to hear about you and Woo having some competitive action on Sumdog. 

Here is a great slideshow of Bella completing some art work. 

Monday 23rd March - There are now two maths quizzes live on the diagnostic website. One about rounding and one about using rounding/estimating to check answers. These quizzes will be live until next Monday when new ones will be added. If for any reason you can't login or have lost your login details please email the address above. Good luck with completing the work. We look forward to checking your progress as the week goes on. 

White Rose (a maths mastery company) have released a weeks worth of maths learning with videos, activities, and the answers. If you would like to do a maths lesson a day with your child please follow the link https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/ 

It's great to hear how you are all getting on so please do use the year five email to share your learning or thoughts.

Well done to Luqman. Bella, Moragn, Chun, Ned and Bart who have all had a go at their maths quizzes.

Special shout out to Bella for sending some pictures of her great Viking work. One is posted below. It is also great to see some creative science learning going on. Here is also a picture of Ellis and Bly learning about silly string.

Hopefully you are all looking after yourselves and keeping busy and safe. 

Hello Parents/Carers and all of lovely Year 5! As you are all aware school has had to close for all our safety. However, to keep you busy you were given a book with lots of Viking activities. We hope this is going well. The website will be added to with activities on a Monday and Thursday as the weeks go on so please remember to check. Arithmetic Friday will continue so check at the end of the week for the tests! 

Sumdog is a great website which has been made free during this period for home learning. We have sent out a ping to parents and carers with your individual username and logins so you can investigate the fun learning opportunities for math, reading and spelling. We can also log in and play against you so watch out! The links are on this page. 

We would love to see what you have been up to, so if its okay with your adult, take photographs and send them to the email on this page. If you want to share with the rest of the class let us know and we can put them on the class page.

It's important to keep active so we have put some links on the page to give you some ideas.

Don't forget that you are all brilliant and do not hesitate to get in contact if you have any queries.

Please find below our email address. If you wish to ask any questions about your child’s learning you may use it to do so. Emails will be responded to on a Monday and Thursday within normal school hours. Thank you for your support in this current climate.


Take care

Dominic and Laura. 



Hi there 

Here are the web links for the maths activities for Monday and Sumdog...enjoy!


The teachers in year five are Dominic Smart and Laura Burrows. Laura teaches Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning. Dominic teaches Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and Friday. We currently have a student teacher, James, who will teach lessons across the week. 

Year five will have PE on a Monday and Thursday afternoon. This term Monday will be gymnastics and Thursday will be swimming. 

Spelling homework will be given out every Friday and is due back in the following Thursday. Children will be given five of their spelling words each week. You can find the list of words on this page. 

Every Friday children will have a timetables superhero challenge, these can be practised at home over the week. A good site for times table is hit the button. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button 

Year five go to lunch at 12:35 so it is a good idea for all children to have a healthy morning snack. 

This term our learning journey is......... INVADERS!

The children will learn about some of the different people who have invaded England. We will start with the Anglo-Saxons and move onto the Vikings after half term. 

If children would like to learn more about these historical periods information can be found on the following website:





Year five and six had an exciting start to their learning journey - completing a carousel of Anglo-Saxon activities in the hall. Here are some pictures from the day:

Click on the link below to go to our new maths homework website: