Ladygrove Primary School & Nursery

Welcome to Class 1!

Welcome to Year 5! 

As a new class to the school we have welcomed many new faces as well as familiar ones, including our new teacher Mr Trusler and teaching assistants Miss Penny and Miss Henderson.



Miss Penny


Mr Trusler


Miss Henderson


Children can earn "Golden Time" every Friday by reading at least 3 times each week and getting a parent/guardian to sign their Reading Diaries to show this. Progress with reading and homework will be checked on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays by Miss Penny.

Learning is engaging in Year 5 and Mr Trusler continually reminds us that ‘’attitude is more important than ability’’.

We use the Building Learning Power animals to be resourceful, reflective and resilient in when we are working and being a good team member is important to us.

Our learning is cross-curricular as far as possible, which helps us to make links across all the subjects and develop a depth of knowledge in our chose topic.

Every half term, Mr Trusler introduces a different topic with which we, as a class, immerse ourselves in.

Reading is at the heart of our learning and always linked to our topic. As a class, we enjoy sharing stories and developing our understanding of the text.


Here are some useful links to help you practise and learn more at home.

Homework is set weekly every Friday along with a spelling list to learn over the following week. We ask that this is completed before the following Friday. Homework may be set on Purple Mash as "2Dos" or independent research tasks. Each pupil has been given their own log in and can log in to complete any 2Dos as well as driving their own learning through a variety of interactive resources and games available. Children will be tested on their spelling words in school at least twice a week.

How did it feel to work in a coal mine? How has the coal mining industry changed over the years and does it have a future? Explore these questions and more in this special project about the coal industry and its impact on the UK. In this project, we will explore:
• the history of coal mining
• mining strikes and their effects on the miners, their families and communities
• the legacy and future of coal mining

Hello Year 5!

I hope you are all well and keeping yourselves as busy as possible with this precious time at home with your families. I hope you have had a fantastic Easter and ate lots of chocolate! All of the teachers and TAs are missing having you all together in school but we must keep ourselves, friends and families safe. We can't wait to have you all back! 

To help you keep your learning going and to make it more fun I have updated the useful links tab on our class pass with lots of links to interactive games and resources. Please make sure you are checking Purple Mash regularly for 2Dos that I and setting and also use our blog to speak to each other and let us all know what exciting and entertaining things you have been up to!

You can also find daily lessons online with BBC Bitesize for all subjects to expand your learning more with activities and videos -

I will be uploading links to activities and setting weekly challenges on our class page so keep checking it to keep yourself busy.

Keep smiling and stay safe!

Mr Trusler

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Our solar system is made up of planets, moons and stars, but how many are there and what interesting facts can you find out about them? 

Research and explore our solar system and see what you can find out. During your exploration find the answers to the following questions:

  1.  How many planets, moons and stars are in our solar system?
  2. What is the closest orbiting planet to the sun?
  3. What is the furthest orbiting planet from the sun?
  4. Which planets are nearest to the Earth?
  5. Which is the biggest planet?
  6. What are our planets made of?
  7. Which planet has the highest maximum temperature?
  8. Which planet has the shortest day?
  9. Which planet has the most moons?
  10. What other 3 facts can you find out about each planet?

Below are some useful links to help you explore our solar system. Here is a visual representation of how big our solar system and beyond is!


Can you make a model of our solar system? Use whatever materials you can spare at home to make your models and also have a go at drawing some of the planets. Here is a link with some examples of models of the solar system other children have made.




During this isolation period, if you are finding that your child is running out of books to read at home or struggling to find a book they love then have a look at the links below. Many websites are now temporarily free, providing access to books to read and listen to online along with a range of activities and games to let their imagination and creativity go wild!

  • Fiction Express - Every child at Ladygrove has their own login to access hundreds of books on Fiction Express. Each week new chapters are released and children can talk to the authors and even vote on what they want to happen in the story next. Follow the following link to log in:



  • BookTrust - BookTrust have a great range of free online books, videos, game and lessons on how to draw characters all based around books. This will help you and your child to read more books they'll love or listen to books being read by authors.

Please follow the link to see this week's lesson timetable.