Queenswell Junior School

Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!

Click here to see the latest videos uploaded by your teachers.


Please follow this link to a child friendly free book about the Coronavirus.  It may help your child's understanding of what is happening at this bizarre and uncertain time.



Please use the following links to support your learning at home.

Please read the information in the documents above for details on how to start the secondary transfer process for your child.

Dame Alice Owen - Entrance tests

If you are considering sending your child to Dame Alice Owen secondary school, please ensure that you read the attached document for information about starting the application process.
Dear children, 

 The Year 5 teachers will be posting weekly timetables to help you with your learning at home. There are links to online resources you can access from your tablets, laptops and Smartphones, as well as activities that require just a paper and pencil. These activities are to keep your brains active, for you to learn some new and interesting things and will give you a chance to get creative! We would love you to take pictures or bring in any work you have done when school is open again so that we can celebrate it! 


However, please do not stress about schoolwork! If there is anything that you are finding too difficult or are not sure of, please don’t worry… just choose another activity! The most important thing that your teachers are concerned about is that you are happy, healthy and ready to learn when we go back to school. 


Also don't forget to look at the videos posted by different members of staff and also the challenges set by Mr Clayton. One of the challenges is to post your artwork on the school's twitter page @QueenswellJS#QJS- check it out! 


Keep up the hard work. We miss you all, 

All of the teachers in Year 5 :)




Dear parents, 

The activities on here are to support you and your child at home and we hope you find them useful. However, do not stress about schoolwork! Please do not worry about your child falling behind or not completing all of the tasks - just let them do what they can and share your calm, your strength and your laughter with your children so that they are happy, healthy and ready to learn when they come back to school! Enjoy your time together. 


Take care and stay safe, 

All of the teachers in Year 5 :) 





Monday 15 June to Sunday 12 July

Draw the 'East Finchley Archer' Competition


We have teamed up with author and illustrator Rob Biddulph for a fantastic competition to draw the 'East Finchley Archer' statue.

This competition will run from Monday 15 June to Sunday 12 July. It is open to children aged 3 upwards. Draw a picture of 'The Archer' and take a photo to send in.

Email your photo to

The best drawing will be selected by Rob and the winner will receive a copy of his new book 'Draw with Rob'.



Click on these links to read the online copies of First News and The Week Junior to keep up with current affairs around the world. There are also puzzles and competitions for you to enter. Enjoy and keep reading! :-)


First News

19th June

12th June

5th June

29th May

15th-21st May

8th-14th May

1-7th May edition


The Week Junior

19th June

5th June

29th May

15th May-

8th -14 th May

 1-7th May edition


TOPPSTA Reading Challenge booklet.


TOPPSTA Summer Reading pack

Hetty's Lockdown

Hetty's Lockdown

Dear Children

Below is a short story to help us understand Covid19 from a different view point. It is set in the Savanna and all about the animal Kingdom. The author is Talya Bruck and the illustrator is Erin Cooper, a pupil in a Barnet secondary school. Talya supports our school with health and emotional well being and many children at Queenswell have enjoyed learning with her through drama and art. If you click on this link it will take you to a short video of myself reading the story. I hope you enjoy it.  Stay safe.  Mrs Lloyd  

Hi Year 5,  here are some more activities for learning at home. Also please look at the timetables above for lessons for this week.  

There are also assignments on Google Classroom. Click on the link next to class name to log onto to Google Classroom.  You will need your Google account log on details, this is your .302 username and password. 

Click here for details on how to log on in case you have forgotten!









  • Read, read, read - find a good book and make a reading camp to enjoy your story. You could write a book review afterwards for the school website! 

  • Write a story and create your own book with illustrations for our class book corners 

  • Write a poem - about anything you like! 

  • Create your own play or puppet show to perform to your adults or even record

  • Create a SPaG fact file including everything you know about nouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, conjunctions, synonyms and different sentence types including relative clauses. 


Here are some links to useful websites with other ideas and activities: 


  • Make a maths poster or workbook about the topic of fractions and decimals for next year’s Year 5 students 

  • Play a board game or card game - all of these involve counting and maths in some way! 

  • Make your own card game or board game about a maths topic that interests you. You could even make your own dice and write a set of instructions!

  • Go on TT Rockstars,  practise your times tables and earn coins for your band. You can even play with your friends! (Don’t forget your login is in your homework book and is the same as your computing login) 


Here are some links to useful websites with other ideas and activities: 


  • Grow your own plant or look after a plant that is already in your house or garden. What does your plant need so that it is healthy?

  • Do a science project (see the links below for some ideas) 

  • Watch a documentary about animals on Youtube 

  • Also try using the Google 3D app to look at animals in 3D- type in tiger into Google on yours or your adults phone- then scroll down to 'view it in 3D'. 

  • You could create a wordsearch or crossword for a friend including vocabulary you have learnt in different science topics throughout the year.


Here are some links to useful websites with other ideas and activities: 

Geography and History: 

  • Make your own map - this could be of your bedroom, house, street or local area

  • Research a country that interests you and learn the language (see link below)

  • Watch Horrible HIstories and learn a song. Can you make up a song of your own about a historical figure or period in History?

  • You could try to learn the capital cities of the world off by heart! 

  • Try making your own jigsaw- perhaps you could draw a map of the world and cut it up into pieces and see if your siblings/adults can put it back together correctly. 


Here are some links to useful websites with other ideas and activities: 



Here are some links to useful websites with other ideas and activities: - to practise your typing

P. E 


Use the Youtube links below for some ideas of PE exercises you can do:

Art and DT: 

  • Paint or draw a ‘happy picture’ and send it it to a local nursing home or elderly relative/ neighbour to make them smile 

  • Paint a rock or leaves and make a collage 

  • Bake a cake and have a tea party 

  • Make a sock puppet

Examples of work from Year 5 during Home Learning. 

Well done to Sara in 5LE who has been practising her Maths.



Fabiana in 5LE has been learning about Electricity whilst at home. 


Keep up the good work Year 5 and keep sending up pictures! :-)


Great code breaking work including Fractions, Decimals and Percentages from Oskar in 5LE!




Some examples of work from 5AV

Saffy in 5DH has been writing some beautiful poetry


Rainbow rainbow in the sky

Rainbow rainbow up so high

In the clouds up above

Shining out with lots of love


Rainbow rainbow in the sky

Rainbow rainbow up so high

People  love to look at you

My favourite  colour is blue


Rainbow rainbow in the sky

Rainbow rainbow up so high

You are only here in the rain and Sun

I love you like I love  My mum


Rainbow rainbow in the sky

Rainbow rainbow up so high


By Saffy

Nuha has also been busy writing some fantastic poetry

Nuha has also been busy writing some fantastic poetry  1

Other activities to do at home.

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