Y5 - Mrs Farrington 2019 - 2020

Mrs Farrington


My name is Mrs. Farrington and I teach Y5. I have been teaching at Northway since 1991.  It is such a happy, family atmosphere here that once people come they usually stay! Previously I taught in Dudley in the West Midlands. I am originally from Redcar in North Yorkshire and I have always wanted to teach.


Daily Home Learning Plan 

So, it looks like school might be closed for a little while but we don’t want you to stop learning! It is really important that you carry on practising your basic skills and keep your creative juices flowing!  

Below is a list of ideas for things you can do when you should be in school. We will update our class page by 9:30am every Monday with some new ideas to keep you ticking over.  

Don’t forget to use your online learning log ins to keep your skills going. The links for some websites are below: 

Times Tables Rockstars https://play.ttrockstars.com/  

Top Marks Maths Games https://www.topmarks.co.uk/  

Bug Club (school code kqax)  https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/


Try logging into https://play.numbots.com/#/intro using your TTRockstars username and password. It is a new game to help you practise number bonds and improve your understanding of place value. It starts off very easy but it is important you work through each question so you can move onto challenges. You can earn rewards in a similar way to TTRockstars. 

Some children may have log ins for these accounts:  

Doodle https://www.doodlemaths.com/  

IDL https://appuk.idlsgroup.com/#/login  

Nessy https://learn.nessy.com/account/login#/accountLogin  

Check out the document downloads below because there will be some helpful documents for you to look at.  

w.c. 6.4.20 This week’s inspiration:

Creative time: 

I hope you enjoyed creating your mosaics and/or models. I wish we could see them all! Now please see what else you can find out about the amazing artist and architect Antoni Gaudi. You could create a fact file or a poster all about him. Here are some links to useful websites to help you:





Music Chill time: 

Our new artist this week is Florence and the Machine. You can download the PowerPoint about them below to find out more. This week, the song to find and listen to is 'Dog Days are Over'.


I hope that last week you learnt about irreversible changes and enjoyed any baking that you did! This week I would like you to learn about super materials scientist (chemist) Jamie Garcia. There are four documents below to help you.


Now is a great time to recap knowledge we have learnt during our Geography and History lessons!  Use the Catalonia Knowledge Mat to help you answer the questions attached below. Use this to create a poster or fact page to share with your family.

Mindfulness challenge:

As we continue to spend a lot of time at home, it is important to find ways to be calm and relaxed; we call this mindfulness. Follow the link below to listen to a 'Walking Meditation exercise'.
Click the link below for a ‘Mindfulness Colouring-in Template’. This can either be completed online or printed off and coloured in using pens or pencils at home.


Information for this week:

Calling all Poets!

Young budding poets across the Liverpool City Region are being asked to get creative and tell us what they are currently missing through the art of poetry!

Aintree Racecourse has teamed up with Sefton’s Borough of Culture year to launch the Grand Poetry Competition with some fantastic prizes on offer for the winners.

Click on the file 'Grand Poetry Competition' for more information.


In the files below you can also find a ‘Maths Skills’ check sheet available. Please complete this in order to keep your arithmetic skills sharp; answers to this week’s sheet will be posted next week for you to check your work.
File names: 6.4.20 Yr5 Maths Skills Week 3 and 6.4.20 Yr5 Maths Skills Week 2 Answers

In order to apply your skills, there is also a file with some attached questions on a different topic each week. This week it is Fractions. Answers will be uploaded next week.
File names: 6.4.20 Week 3 - Fractions and 6.4.20 Week 2 - Co-ordinates Answers


TT Rockstars:

Read the 'TTRS Rock Slams and Battle Of The Bands' document in the 'Files To Download' section and have a go at these new challenges. The winning classes from last week were Mr Wright’s class, Mrs Phillips’ class, Mrs Farrington’s class and Mr Tomkinson’s class. Congratulations to them! This week’s brand new battle will start on Monday 6th April at 9:30am and will finish on Sunday 12th April at 6:00pm. The fixtures for this week are:

1.     Mrs Catlin (Y2) vs Mrs Shimmin/ Mrs O’Connor (Y3)

2.    Mr Wright (Y2) vs Mrs Phillips (Y3/4)

3.    Mr Seery (Y4) vs Miss Stupples (Y6)

4.    Mrs Farrington (Y5) vs Mr Tomkinson (Y5/6)


Reading Comprehension

Year 5 - Magic and Mystery ‘The Stone People’


Other Support

You can also find more ideas in the 'Home Learning Weblinks' file below.

Every weekday at 9am:

Joe Wicks will put on live PE lessons for children on YouTube during school closures. The workouts will start on Monday at 9am and will be held every weekday, streaming live from his YouTube channel.


Every weekday at 2pm:

Rock Kidz Live will take some of the best elements of their schools programme and incorporate them into a live stream on YouTube. This will take place every day from 2pm over the next couple of weeks. During the live stream there will be music, PSHE content, exercise and lots of fun for children to engage with.


Audible are offering free downloads of audio books for children



Sefton Libraries: if you are a member of Sefton Libraries and register with Borrowbox, you can access e-books and audiobooks (for children and adults) as part of your libraries membership.



Edinburgh Zoo have live webcams where you can watch the animals.



Horrible Histories offer a YouTube channel with lots of videos and songs about different periods in history.



National Geographic has lots of different articles, website links, videos to teach children about the world around them.




Files to Download

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Health Week Sponsored Circuit, by Miss Stupples

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Contact the School

Northway Primary School

Dodds Lane
L31 9AA

Main Contact: Mrs C Booth

Tel: 0151-526-2565
Fax: 0151-526-6303