Year 5 - Mr Houghton 2023 - 2024

Welcome to Mr Houghton's class page.


Below is some important information for both children and parents.

Please do not hesitate to contact me via the school office 0151 487 5678 or via email [email protected] if you do not find the information you are looking for.

Many thanks,

Mr Houghton



Autumn Curriculum Map:



Mirodo - a vast majority of the homework this year will be online based via Mirodo. You can access Mirodo by clicking here; your child's username and password is in their planner. Homework will be set on a Friday and is expected to be completed by Wednesday.

Times Tables - Every child has been given a username and password to access Times Tables Rock Stars. This is a brilliant resource to help practise times tables facts and the children can track their own progress as well as teachers. The login details can be found at the front of your child's planner.

TTRS - Click here to login and play.

Spellings - New spellings will be given out every Monday and children will learn them during the week. We will have a special focus on learning rules. Your child will have access to Oxford Owl spelling online resources. Please see their reading journal for this.

Reading expectations at home: 

At Plantation Primary, we understand the importance of reading at home. We recommend that your child reads at least 4 times a week for a minimum of 10 minutes per session. Your support with reading and homework is always appreciated. 


  • Monday -  Indoor PE 
  • Wednesday -  Outdoor PE 

We will continue to run PE and Games lessons, and these will be outside when we are able to do so.  In the past, PE kits were kept in school but this will change.

On the days that your child has a PE or Games lesson we ask that they come to school in their PE/Games kit. They will wear this kit for the whole day instead of their uniform.

Please ensure your child comes to school in the correct PE kit with a plain tracksuit and trainers/pumps to wear for the whole day.  Children should not be attending school in replica sports kits, such as football kits.

Water bottles & snacks:

Please ensure your child comes to school with a water bottle labelled with their name. Also, if your child wishes to have a snack during break times, it must be one of the following items: 

  • Toast
  • Fruit
  • Plain biscuit

Planners: Please can you ensure that the children's planners are brought into school every day and signed by an adult every Thursday night. Each time, your child reads, they need to record what they have read and the number of pages under the appropriate date.

Twitter account: @Plant_Houghton

Additional Resources:

Hamilton Trust 'At Home Learning' Packs

Please CLICK HERE to access 'at home learning' packs from Hamilton Trust.



Times Tables Rock Stars: CLICK HERE

Funky Mummy Game: A mobile friendly maths facts game: CLICK HERE.

Premier League Primary Stars - A Premier League Maths Game: CLICK HERE.


TTS at home learning packs: CLICK HERE

Audible are making children's audiobooks free for the duration of school closures due to COVID-19. Download the Audible app or CLICK HERE


The Year 5 Writing Help Sheet will support any writing you do at home and help make sure you're writing is at the right level.


Explorify: CLICK HERE to sign up to explorify for free. It is a fantastic, engaging science resource to get children thinking like scientists. 


Below is a list of the Year 5 & 6 spellings. Children can play the spelling games and activities we do in school. 

Visit (or click the link) to access free online games. Simply insert 10 words from the Year 5/6 spelling words and play games such as hangman, flash card, word searches and much more.

Reading & Accelerated Reader:

Children can access Accelerated Reader and complete quizzes between the hours of 9am and 3pm.  



Duolingo (CLICK HERE) is a good resource to keep practising French skills. It is a free resource; please CLICK HERE for help tips on how to use it.

Follow this link to access a resource to further practise some French topic skills. There are stories for the children to read/listen to.

Why not use the Collins French dictionary online to look up and check any new vocabulary?


KS2 Hand Hygiene: CLICK HERE

KS2 Respiratory Hygiene: CLICK HERE



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