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Year 5 - Mr McDermott


Welcome to Mr McDermott's Year 5 Class Page

Please use the icons below to access a daily message from myself and some work to keep you busy. Please use the stay in touch icon, to find out how to send in any photos or bits of work that you want to share. Whatever content I receive I will upload to the class page.

Reminder (Google Classroom)

We will be having another Google Classroom session today Wednesday 15th July at 1pm. 


There will also be an end of year Google Classroom at 10am on Friday 17th 

The links below are for any work that has been sent in via the school office.

  • Glorious Gallery - For all art related projects
  •   Amazing Work Archives- For writing and maths based tasks
  • Home Based Projects- For anything else that you are getting up to at home

Coronavirus- free information book 

Axel Scheffler (Gruffalo illustrator) has recently illustrated a

digital book for primary children to read about the Coronavirus. 

It answers key questions in simple language. 

Please see attachment below. 






It is important to try to stay active during this period, both mentally and physically.  I will be adding daily updates to the class page and some activities and fun tasks to help try and keep your minds active.

If you have not done so already, try to tune into the nations daily PE lesson from Joe Wicks (I have done a few and my thighs have still not recovered).




Every week I will be giving you a new artist to research, these artists will cover a range of time periods and  styles. Use your time at home to study their work and use this to influence your own artwork. Please send any finished pictures and I will add them to the class page. Have fun!


This Week: Banksy



Educational Links for Parents


For parents -You may have seen this list on social media, it contains many useful websites to keep the children busy whilst they are off school.


Khan Academy

Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it's mostly common material.


BBC Learning
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.


Creative computer programming


National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.


Learn languages for free. Web or app.


Mystery Science
Free science lessons


Cbeebies Radio
Listening activities for the younger ones.


Nature Detectives…/
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!


British Council
Resources for English language learning


Oxford Owl for Home
Lots of free resources for Primary age


Big History Project
Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.


Geography Games
Geography gaming!


Blue Peter Badges


The Artful Parent
Good, free art activities 

Educational online games

DK Find Out…
Activities and quizzes



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  • 20th April- Start of the summer term



More dates coming soon