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Year 5's Home Learning Page


Welcome to our Home Learning page :)

Over the last few months, we have developed our home learning approach and all of our teaching, resources and lessons are now on Google Classroom. 

Each of you have your own email address and password for you to log in, as well as our Classroom Code.

We have spent quite a few of our Computing sessions modelling how to access the classroom and submit work correctly (not on the stream). 

You are now pros at this :)


Children who are self-isolating

If ever you are self-isolating, all of your work that we will be doing in class, you will be able to access on the classroom, please submit it as discussed, so we can see you have completed it :)


Help!! I'm not sure what to do...


If you are finding it difficult to submit your work or access Google Classroom, please follow the link below.

If you are still having difficulty, please email your teachers.

Useful websites to use whilst you are at home.



Mindfulness and Mental Health

We know this is a really tough and tricky time for us all at the moment, so we need to make sure we are doing everything we can to look after our Mental Health and Well-Being.

I have uploaded a page on to the website which is especially for you and all the other classes.

There are different activities you can do to help boost your mood, and it also includes some of the coping strategies we use in school.


And don't forget the AMAZING work we did for Children's Mental Health Week.


Please remember you can always email us as well if you need to talk :) 









*Lockdown 2 Home Learning*


Hi all, 

Hope you're keeping safe and well.

Here are this week's activities for you to have a go at :) x


REMINDER: Please have a go at TT Rockstars.



Week 7 - 15.6.20


I can't believe it's our last week of home learning. I'm really proud of all your hard work this term, it has been very strange for all of us.

Can't wait to see you all in September! x 




Please read the poem The Wind and the Moon by George MacDonald. Once you have read the poem, answer the questions about what you have read.






Over the next few days, we are going to focus on reading timetables. Please watch the lesson video and then complete the task. As an extension, you could create a timetable of your day like the example below.

*Remember we did have a few lessons on this before lockdown, so see what you can remember.

Timetables resource




This week I would like you to create a poem about Summer.

Have a look at the Powerpoint below, I have split it into sections just like I would when we are in class. Please send over your finished poems to me on google classroom.



STEM Challenge


For this week's challenge, you need to make a paper horse that walks on its own. Follow the instructions below carefully to build a successful horse. 


Week 6 - 8.6.20




Read the poem Munch, Crunch, Packed Lunch by Liz Brownlee, then answer the questions about what you have read.




For the last two weeks of term, we are going to read The Paradise Garden by Colin Thomson. It is a story about a boy named Peter who, tired of his mother's shouting and the noise of the city, runs away to a beautiful garden where he stays until he finds a way to bring the peace he finds in the garden back home within himself.



Please follow the link for your Maths activities for this week.

We will be learning about regular and irregular polygons and translation.




This week we are going to explore difficult feelings and how we might help ourselves to feel better when we experience negative emotions.


STEM Challenge


This week’s challenge is to build a Marble Run with straws or rolled up paper. Remember to use recycled materials where you can and to send in a picture of your completed Marble Run.

Week 5 - 1.6.20




This week, we will be reading an extract from POG by Padraig Kenny. Once you have finished reading the extract, answer the ‘Word Detective’ and ‘Thinking Caps’ questions.




This week you are going to create your own island. The attachment below will give you a series of activities to have a go including creating your own island. 

Please share your ideas on google classroom.

Island activities




This week we will be looking at angles and measuring them with a protractor.




Revise mixing and dissolving, as well as separation with different substances, in this science lesson.




Today we are going to explore what it means to have faith in something or someone.

Faith activity


Weekly challenge


This week's STEM challenge is to make the tallest tower you can out of ANYTHING! Make sure you send in a photograph of your finished tower!

Week 4 - 24.6.20




This week you have a short extract to read and a range of questions to answer about what you have read. This week's book is called 'The Nowhere Emporium' by Ross Mackenzie.





This week we are going to have a look at setting descriptions.

There are 5 different lessons - and it is about something we all love - FOOD!

So hopefully you will enjoy doing this.



This week in Maths we will be looking at subtracting and multiplying decimals.

Again, start Mondays lesson today.



Living things are adapted to their habitats and have special features to help them to survive. Explore adaptations in plants and animals in this BBC Bite size lesson.


Weekly challenge

This week I have set you an exciting STEM challenge to complete. This week’s challenge is to make, design and fly the best paper aeroplane you have ever made! Please send in pictures of your finished planes, or you could even make a video of it flying!


In this lesson, you will learn about composing music using found sounds and music technology.

Week 3 - 17.6.20


Reading/Story time


I am posting two stories for you to listen to. The first story is named Catching the Moon: The Story of a Young Girl’s Baseball Dream. It is the story of a girl who grew up to become the first woman to play for an all-male professional baseball team.

The second book is called The Garbage Barge! It is about a town that had tons of rubbish and nowhere to put it!

Both stories are read by some famous faces- I hope you enjoy them!



This week we are going to do some writing around a unique story called Eric by Shaun Tan. There are some lovely illustrations in the story, so I hope you will enjoy reading it.

Please click on the link to watch a video of Ruth Merttens reading the book and then complete the task.

ERIC English Task


Please follow the link and complete the activity on fractions, decimals and percentages.

There is a lesson for each day. 

As your activities are being updated on a Wednesday, start the Monday's lesson today.



Click on the link to practise your Spanish alphabet and recap your numbers 1-10.



In this lesson with Oak National Academy we are going to be learning about igneous rock.

We are going to learn about the structure of the Earth, how to recognise igneous rock and some of the uses of igneous rock. We will also learn how igneous rock is made, using ice and chocolate as a model! You will need a piece of paper and a pencil for this lesson.

Cooking fun


Week 2 - 10.6.20

(Activities will now be updated every Wednesday)



This week you have a short extract to read and a range of questions to answer about what you have read. Please record your answers on paper.

This week’s extract is from Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce.

Cosmic reading extract and questions




This week we will be looking at fractions.

Please complete one lesson per day including the activities.



In this lesson, we are going to learn about metamorphic rock! We are going to learn why it is called metamorphic rock and how it is made. We will then look at some different examples of metamorphic rock and discuss how their properties make them fit for their uses.



Have a go at Mr D's SketchPad. Using the drums and sound equipment, create your own music.



Kindness activity

Cooking fun


I know we said we would do some cooking during the last half term , however, I'm not sure if we are going to have chance now :( so I thought I'd put some recipes on here for you to have a go at, at home :).




Week 1 - 1.6.20 


SPAG/English activities


Follow the link below to complete the activities on similes and metaphors.





Below you will find 4 different examples of a reading comprehension.

Please have a go at all of these, and remember our skimming and scanning technique we have been using in class.




Please follow the link below:

Once you have done this, please look at the work for the 18th May (Adding and Subtracting fractions).

We are working a week behind White Rose as I am conscious this is new learning for some of you.

If you don't understand it after watching the videos, please don't worry. We will revisit this when we are back at school.




Please have a go at the activities below! Hopefully you'll enjoy them!



Week 5 activities - 18.5.20

Using the above picture please do the following:

- Make a prediction of 100 words based on what you think will happen next.

- Create a mind map of the setting focusing on detailed adjectives. Use a thesaurus to up level them further.

- Create a story plan using introduction, build up, problem, resolution and ending.

- Using your story plan, create a 250 word story based on the picture.


Your success criteria is the following:

- subordinate clauses

- speech marks

- use of ellipsis to create suspense (...)

- paragraphs

- correct punctuation

- parenthesis


*Send the finished story to me on google classroom so I can have a read.




Follow the link above to have a go at rounding decimals.

There is a video and a set of learning activities for you to do each day.

We have already done rounding decimals so see what you can remember.


Please continue to play TT Rockstars - last time I heard we were beating Willow!

Keep up the super work :)




Read the above extract and answer the comprehension questions.

Before we broke up from school, we were investigating how certain items dissolved in water. We also looked at how soluble certain objects were.

The next thing we were going to be investigating was how we could recover a substance from a solution. 

Work with a sibling or parent to have a go at the above experiment.

Let me know how you get on.


Missing you all

Miss Rock x

Week 4 activities - 11.5.20



Have a go at the following activities:

  • Watch the first minute, discuss what has happened? What has caused this? Why?
  • Ask the children to write a description of the first scene, use the show not tell technique to create thoughtful writing.
  • Discuss the boys character, how is he presented in the first scene, how does this change?
  • Write in role of the boy, use his emotions through the story to gain an understanding of his feelings and whether he comprehends what is happening.
  • Look at the ending, who is to blame? Why? Is the boy acting in self defense? Can he control it?
  • If you could have a superpower what would it be?
  • You wake up one morning to find you have incredible strength, what do you do? How would your life change?
  • Design you own superhero, what powers, costume, name would he have?
  • Write a newspaper report of the events from the video, interview the teacher, parents and policemen.



Multiplying and Dividing problem solving


Follow the link where White Rose have a lesson for each day of the week and a Friday challenge.



David's new watch

1. Read the passage about David's new watch.

2. Highlight/underline the following:

Red - subordinate clauses

Purple - time related words

Green - exciting adjectives


3. Create an advert/poster for David's amazing watch.

4. How much David be feeling when he realised he had lost his watch?

5. What is the moral of the story?



Before lockdown, we were looking at Materials and their properties.

See what you can remember, and have a go at the two activities.


Don't forget to take part in the TT Rockstars battle. I think we are against Willow this week.


Take care and stay safe

Miss Rock x

Week 2 & 3 (continued activities) - 27.3.20/4.5.20


Hi Year 5, 

Hope you're all keeping safe and well.

I made some lovely cakes last week for my family and some of my friends who work at the hospital. I thought we could have a go at these when we come back to school, what do you think?

Home learning this week


Rather than start new learning, I think it would be better for us to recap what we were learning about before we finished school. 



Using the link below to the David Walliams site (at the bottom of the page) and the book of the 'Worlds Worst Children' if you have it;

1. Create a character description about one of the characters in the book. Including a picture, name, age, personality traits, what does she/he looks like and a small paragraph about what she/he is like in the book.

2. Create an acrostic poem about the character. This doesn't have to rhyme. 

3. Create a Powerpoint about David Walliams as an author. Start with his early life - where he was born, his family, when was he born etc. Moving to his childhood - where he went to school, his parents, what did he enjoy doing? Adult life - how did he become an author?, what inspired him? his favourite type of books? do his books have some sort of meaning to his life like Roald Dahls did?




Please follow the link to see your Maths activity.

Before we broke up we were looking at reading and interpreting different types of timetables (bus, train etc) You were fantastic at this! 

Please join Twinkl if you haven't already, it is free for everyone at the moment, and this will help you access the resources.

There are Powerpoints and lots of different questions for you to be getting on with.


Also, please continue to use your TTRockstars account to practice your times tables.

Mr Newbold has set up a battle for classes to play against each other so have a go at that.

Your passwords are in your home learning packs.

Some useful links to help you with some other areas of Maths that we have been learning about:



Try and read as much as you can each day to a family member or even to yourself. Remember before we broke up, we were doing lots of work on expression and tone of voice, especially when different characters are speaking. 

Don't worry if you don't have access to any books, I have attached a link below. There are lots of books on here, that can be read to you. 


Mindfulness and well-being


Please also take this time to spend time with your family, baking, playing board games, watching a film - lots of things that we sometimes take for granted.

If you are finding things difficult, I have attached a link below to some mindfulness yoga, this will help calm any anxieties you may have.

Missing you lots and lots, 

Miss Rock

Home learning activities

Week 1

Hi children,

Hope you're keeping safe and well.
I am sure you have been busy doing your home learning packs that were sent out so I thought it might be quite nice to do something a little different this week.

I would like you to spend some time over the next 2 weeks doing:
1. A short poem or letter to thank the nurses and doctors for all their hard work. (Keep these as we can display them when we come back to school).
2. A diary entry about what you have been up to over the weekend. Think about adding humour, suspense and detail.
3. Create a birthday card for Tom Moore, the 99 year old (who will soon be 100) War Veteran who has raised millions of pounds for the NHS by walking around his garden.
4. Create a research page about Tom Moore. Who is he? Where does he live? Where did he serve in the war? How much money has he raised? What family does he have? Where was he born? Feel free to add any other information you find out.
It would be great if you could sketch a picture of him as well.


David Walliams has also created some videos where he is live reading chapters of 'The World's Worst Children'. We loved reading these in class, so thought it would be nice for you to have a listen to David Walliams reading them and enjoying his humour. 

There are also lots of activities on there from his different books that you could be having a go at.


Missing you all very very much

Miss Rock