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Year 5 - Bowler Hats 2019/2020

                    Miss Mullis 


Tueday 20th October 2020

Wow! We are heading very quickly towards the end of our first half-term!

It has been great getting to know you all and I am very, very proud at how amazing you have coped with all of the changes and different ways of doing things in school. You have all amazed me with your happy, sunny outlook and your thirst for learning, after such a long time off school. 

I think we all deserve a wonderful and restful half-term, with lots of autumnal fun! Happy Halloween! 

Stay Safe Year 5! 

Miss Mullis 



This half term we have had a lot of fun with our topic Heroes and Villains. We have researched and found out about The Suffragettes, Nelson Mandella, Malala Yousafzai and Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King. 

In science we have investigated Light and refraction. We even created a rainbow in class! AMAZING! 

In maths we have revised out timestable knowledge, and practosed our place value skills. We have re-capped addition and subtraction too! We still need to work hard on rounding and place value, but we will be moving on to multiplication and division after half-term! 

Everyone has enjoyed English this half term with our book 'Stormrider' and the inspirantional main character Alex Rider! It has been amazing to see some of you go home and read more from the Stormbreakjer series! 


Creating and comparing HUGE numbers using number cards!

Settling into a new school!

Larger than or smaller than symbol! We experimented with water to discover how light refracts. In history we created a timeline of events! Angles! Acute, obtuse or reflex angles?



Here is your Learning Passport which contains lots of creative tasks to help keep you busy over the summer holiday. We can't wait to see what you have made in September!!

(click the image below)

Friday 17th July

Year 5, what a strange end to a school year and the last time we get to call you Year 5! We are still thinking of you all and we’re looking forward to you all being back in school in September. You can still email us and let us know how you are getting on over the summer, and even when you are in Year 6.

We hope that you and your families are all alright and you are looking forward to your Summer Holidays.

See you in September!

Mrs G, Mrs H and Miss M


Bobby Moore OBE – He was the captain of the England national team that won the 1966 FIFA World Cup. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest defenders in the history of football.


Jo Harten – She is an England netball international. She was a member of the England team that won the gold medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.


  • Spelling - Pick 5 Common Exception words from the Year 5/6 spelling list. With an adult or sibling spell the words as you throw a ball to each other. Every time the ball is thrown the next letter must be said.
  • Choose a sport which is popular in another country and write an information report, giving key details about the sport and its history.


Begin by measuring your resting heart rate by counting how many beats in a minute. Then carry out an exercise e.g. running, skipping, star jumps etc. for 3 minutes. Once you have completed this, complete a recovery activity e.g. walking or sitting and see how long it takes for your heart rate to go back to normal. Repeat this with different recovery exercises to see which is the most effective at getting your heart rate back to normal the quickest. Can you create a way of showing your results?


‘If you were’

Complete the following questions explaining why:

  1. If you were a movie what would the title be?
  2. What actor/actress would play you in the film?
  3. If you were an animal, which would you be?
  4. If you were a smell, what would you smell like?
  5. Would you be a village, town, or city?
  6. If you were to meet a historical figure, who would it be?
  7. If you were a car, which would you be?
  8. If you were a song, which would you be?

Thursday 16th July

Sir Andy Murray – He is a three-time Grand Slam tournament winner, two-time Olympic champion, Davis Cup champion, winner of the 2016 ATP World Tour Finals, and former world No. 1 in the sport of tennis.

Amy Williams MBE – She is a British former skeleton racer and Olympic gold medallist.


  • Spelling - Can you unscramble these sporting words: queenmipt, poicmlys, tannidmob, cagminssty & pochmashpini.
  • Choose a sports person you admire. Create a biography which tells the story of their life in chronological order.


Try this activity that allows reflecting, translating and rotating practice.


Create a self-portrait of including facts about yourself that looks like this: 

Wednesday 15th July

Jonny Wilkinson CBE – He scored the winning drop goal in the 2003 Rugby World Cup Final and is widely acknowledged as one of the best rugby union players of all time.

Dame Ellen MacArthur – She made yachting history in 2005, when she became the fastest solo sailor to circumnavigate the globe, and remains the UK’s most successful offshore racer ever.


  • Spelling - Create your own sporting word search. This could include the names of athletes, sports or sporting equipment.
  • Listen to and read along with Arundel Swimming Pool. Summarise each verse using one word only.


Using this online resource, make a pattern and then reflect it.


Write a letter to yourself for the end of year 6. What do you hope to have achieved? What do you hope to have improved?


Tuesday 14th July

Lewis Hamilton MBE – A six-time Formula One World Champion, he is widely regarded as one of the greatest drivers in the history of the sport.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson – She is a heptathlete who won the gold medal at the 2019 World Championships and broke the British record with a score of 6,981 points.


  • Spelling - Complete this word search (Click on Spelling Tiles and then Word search) which focuses on words ending in -cial or –tial. Find the meanings of these words too.
  • Go to the Literacy Shed and pick an activity about: The Catch.


Watch this video to understand the difference between reflection, translation and rotation.


Create a picture like this:

Monday 13th July

Hello Year 5! We hope that you all had a good weekend and enjoyed some better weather than earlier in the week! Part of this week’s theme is ‘Sport’ so I thought it would be nice to learn about some British sporting heroes. Each day there will be a fact about two different people and you are welcome to research them further to see what else you can find out.

Sir Steve Redgrave – He won 5 gold medals for rowing, at five consecutive Olympic Games from 1984 to 2000.

Ellie Simmonds OBE – She competed in the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing, winning two gold medals for Great Britain, despite being the youngest member of the team, at the age of 13.

The other theme for this week is transition as it would have been our last week of Year 5, getting ready for Year 6. We hope you are looking forward to your Zoom meetings with Miss Burrows or Mr Hall.

Home Learning Grid

All about me Transition Booklet

Maths and Me in 2020

The Girl who walked on air


  • Spelling - List sport related noun phrases and verbs that correspond with each letter of the alphabet.
  • Here is a reading comprehension activity about circus performers ‘The girl who walked on air’. Try to read the text in under 3 minutes and complete the questions.


Complete the ‘Maths and Me’ booklet.


Complete the ‘All About Me’ booklet for Miss Burrows and Mr Hall. If you cannot print it off, create a leaflet about yourself including the same information that is in the booklet.

Hello Year 5. We can’t believe that it is July already. Only one more week after this and it will be the summer holidays. Six weeks after that, we will be welcoming you back to school in Year 6!

This week’s home learning is called Under the Sea so we will be giving you a ‘watery’ fact every day this week.

Friday 10th July

Did you Know?

Each year, three times as much rubbish is dumped into the world’s oceans as the weight of fish caught.


  • Read the First News. Find the following: good news, bad news, reference to a famous politician, a story about a popstar and the name of a city or country. This could be completed with a free, local newspaper. 
  • Proofread your writing from the day/week. Use a dictionary to check the spelling of any words that you found challenging. Can you improve any of your word choices?
  • Write an under the sea adventure story. You should include: dialogue, ambitious vocabulary and a range of openers and conjunctions. 


  • Look at this image. Create a bar chart or pie chart showing the different living things found in the ocean?


  • Artwork to Light up Your Life- Following on from what you have learned about bioluminescence, create a bioluminescent sea creature inspired piece of artwork. Based on the resources you have available at home, you could choose to express this as a drawing or as a model. Use bright colours and to be as realistic as possible.



Thursday 9th July

Did you Know?

The bottom of the ocean is not flat. Surprisingly, the ocean has the longest mountain range on Earth. The deep valleys that occur are believed to be caused by earthquakes and violent ocean currents.


  • Click on this Oxford Owl link for a reading comprehension activity about sea adventures. Challenge yourself to read the text in under 3 minutes and complete the comprehension questions.
  •  Create a glossary for these sea-related words: estuary, algae, plankton, tsunami & urchin. Draw illustrations to represent each of these words too?
  • Write an information report about their sea creature from yesterday? This should include: subheadings, key information, pictures and interesting facts. If you have access to a PC, you could type this up once they have edited your  final version.


  • Click here to find a timetable of your local bus route (type in the bus number under find a timetable). Give your self different scenarios and  work out which bus  you need to catch. An example could be - ‘Which bus would I have to catch to get to Coventry for 14:25?’


  • Bioluminescence: Lighting up Our Oceans - Many sea creatures possess a fascinating light-producing ability called bioluminescence. Some fish dangle a lighted lure in front of their mouths to attract prey, while some squid shoot out bioluminescent liquid, instead of ink, to confuse their predators.  Find out about bioluminescence and how some sea creatures rely on this for their survival. Choose a sea creature which uses bioluminescence (like the anglerfish) and create a poster fact sheet about it, including what bioluminescence is and how their chosen sea creature uses it.



Wednesday 8th July

Did you Know?

Scientists estimate that less than 5% of the Earth’s oceans have been explored. In fact, we know more about the dark side of the moon than we do about the depths of the oceans on our own planet.


  • Listen to and read along with The Mermaid’s Lament. Find the glossary in the Teach section and see if you can identify some of the terms used in the poem, for example rhyme and personification.
  • Pick 5 Common Exception words from the Year 5/6 spelling list. Challenge your child to pick one spelling at a time and write it as many times as you can in one minute. Can you beat your score?
  • Choose one sea creature of interest. Write a description about it in detail. Think about: its appearance, movement and actions. Remember to include ambitious vocabulary and complex sentences.


  • Make a timetable of a typical day at school. How many hours do you spend on each subject? Can you convert this into minutes spent on each subject? Can you convert this into seconds?


  • Pirates: Daring Figures of History or Brutal Sea-Thieves?- Many books have been written and movies made about pirates. But who were the real pirates of the past? Explore these facts about real pirates from history. You could create a fact file or information report about what you have learned, including key dates and figures. Alternatively, create a ‘wanted’ poster for a pirate, including facts about his/her deeds and adventures.



Tuesday 7th July

Did you Know?

The sea can be described as the planet’s mega museum. There are more artefacts and remnants of history in the ocean than in all of the world’s museums combined!


  • Create a true or false quiz based on the book they read yesterday. You can test it out (remotely) on a friend who has also read the book? 
  • Some words end with a ‘shus’ sound. How many more words can you think of which end with -tious or -cious? Write the meanings.
  • Compose your own poem of what a person wishes they could do if they were a sea creature? Why not perform it to the family?


  • Choose a film to watch as a family daily. Add up the total running time and record it in hours and minutes -convert this into just minutes and then just seconds.


  • Speeding Through The Seas- Sailfish are the fastest fish in the ocean. Challenge yourself to be just as speedy and complete the following 5 activities as fast as possible: Star jumps, tuck jumps, press-ups, squats and lunges. Record how many repetitions of each activity they can perform in 1 minute. Can you beat your personal best? Try to find your pulse and record your heart rate (beats per minute) after each activity. Recommendation at least 2 hours of exercise a week.


  • Look at the Topic, ‘Speeding through the seas’, for today’s P.E


Monday 6th July

Did you Know?

About 70% of the oxygen we breathe is produced by the oceans.


  • Read for enjoyment whilst listening to these sea noises. There are more choices on Google Books or Oxford Owl
  • Create a vocabulary bank about life under the sea which includes verbs, adverbs, expanded noun phrases and relative clauses.
  • Visit the Literacy Shed for this wonderful resource on The Lighthouse. Or create a diary entry based on a day in the life of a deep sea diver. 


  • Write down the names and ages of each member in your household in years. Convert the ages into months, days, hours etc.


  • Working Together to Save Our Oceans -The BBC programme Blue Planet 2 sparked an outcry about the health of our oceans and the huge threat caused by plastics, but lots of people around the world are working hard to help solve this problem.  Read about Madison Edwards, a 12 year old environmental activist. Encourage them to do their bit to help preserve our oceans by asking them to keep aplastic diaryrecording how much single-use plastic the family uses. Ask them to write down one thing that the family will do to use less plastic.

P.E. Choose your favourite song and make up a Tik Tok style dance to it.



Happy Friday everyone. Hope you’ve all had a fantastic week and you’ve enjoyed all of your learning.

Have a fantastic weekend and get ready for your new learning grid on Monday.

Stay safe and keep smiling.

Miss M, Mrs G and Mrs H


Home learning for Friday 3rd July

Reading: Create a rainforest themed bookmark, in the style of Henry Rousseau

Spelling: Pick 5 Common Exception words from the Year 5/6 spelling list.

Create a mnemonic for each word e.g. Rhythm Has Your Two Hips Moving.

Writing: Rainforests are destroyed by nature too so we should make use of their products rather than waste them.  Write a balanced argument.


Maths: Have a go at this negative numbers game.


Topic:  Look through Powerpoint and draw a Toucan in the style of Rousseau. Don’t worry if you don’t have oil pastels, just use what colours or paints you have at home.



PE: A lovely relaxing Yoga class to enjoy. Hope you feel nice and relaxed after this.


Home learning for Thursday 2nd July



Look through a recipe book and find a recipe that includes chocolate.

Read the website and find out about how chocolate is made.

Spelling:  Create a rainforest glossary. You could use these words as a starting point?

Canopy, monsoon, colony, extinct, deforestation


Read through both websites and take notes. Write 2 descriptions of the rainforest. One about how beautiful it is, and one about the deforestation.


Maths: Using Google maps or Google find out the distance from Birmingham Airport to the Amazon Rainforest


Topic:  Read the Powerpoint attached about Henry Rousseau. Complete the quiz.





Arianna Grande dance routine – 7 Rings. Have fun!


Home learning for Wednesday 1st July


Read the poem. What message is the poet trying to express on the poem?

Spelling: Create a rainforest themed word search – test it out on a family member.

Writing:  Write a poem about the rainforest. Write 4 verses with 4 lines in each verse.

Verse 1 – climate.

Verse 2 – animals.

Verse 3 – What is amazing about the rainforest.

Verse 4 – why is it so dangerous.


Maths: Divide a piece of paper into four and select four cards from a pack of playing cards.

Make two fractions by placing a card in each quadrant.

Compare the two fractions using these symbols ( < > and =).


Topic: Deforestation: Our Climate and Our Planet

As well as impacting on animal habitats and native people, deforestation is also a major contributor towards climate change.

Look through the website links below.

Create an awareness leaflet about the effects of climate change on our planet and how deforestation is contributing towards this.


PE: Just Dance – Dance Monkey. Have fun!


Home learning for Tuesday 30th June


Look through this website. Record some facts from the website.

Spelling: Click on the link in the spelling grid. Choose 5 words, write the meaning and find synonyms (words with the same meaning) and antonyms (words with the opposite meaning).


Writing: From your research on the website, write an account of what its like in the rainforest NOW. Think about deforestation and the impact it is having on the animals in the forests.



Play some of the maths games on this website. Focus on finding fractions and decimal games.


Topic: Deforestation: Destroying Animal Habitats and The Homes of Humans-

Deforestation occurs in rainforests throughout the world. Trees are cut down to create space for grazing livestock or buildings.

As part of this process, animal habitats and the homes of native people are often destroyed.

Read the information on the web pages and create a poster highlighting the impact of deforestation on both humans and animals.

Can you think of a solution for some of these challenges?



Have a go at this clapping game. Play it with a family member and see who can get the fastest time.


Home Learning - Week 15

Good morning Year 5. I hope you all had a wonderful week and weekend.

We hope you are all still staying safe, but enjoying the lovely weather and have had a chance to see friends and family.

See you all soon, Miss M, Mrs G and Mrs H.


Home Learning for Monday 29th June


Spelling: Look around your garden and create a list of things you can see. Turn the things you see into noun phrases. For example: The tall conifer by the wall.

English: Complete reading and writing task from the grid.



Play the fraction matcher activity.


Topic:  In the 16th century, Sir Walter Raleigh sailed the Atlantic Ocean in search of a place called El Dorado. His expedition took him to Guyana and his search led him to discover the country’s rainforest.

400 years on, a group of children have taken on the challenge to follow in Sir Walter’s footsteps in their own expedition to Guyana. Watch this clip and explore the others on the BBC Teach website.

Plan your own expedition and consider what you would need to take with you. Write a first-hand account of your time in the rainforest from the perspective of Sir Walter Raleigh.


PE:  Rumble in The Jungle - Get that Heart Rate Going! - Increase your heart rate by mimicking jungle animals.  You could:  jump over logs, duck under branches, high knees through quick sand, run from a tiger.  

Record your heart rate (beats per minute) after each activity. Which activity increased your heart rate most?


Friday 26th June

We hope that you have had a good week. J Some of you will be looking forward to coming back into school next week – we can’t wait to see you!

Please remember to send us your work/photos of what you’ve been up to and we will add them to the website later.

Mrs G, Mrs H and Miss M



As space facts go, this is pretty impressive. Research by Yale University scientists suggests that a rocky planet called 55 Cancri e — which has a radius twice Earth’s, and a mass eight times greater – may have a surface made up of graphite and diamond. It is 40 light years away but visible to the naked eye in the constellation of Cancer.


Complete the Friday tasks for Reading, Spelling and Writing from the grid.


  • Complete the Friday task from the grid.
  • Spend 15 minutes on TT rockstars


Mission to Space - Research the different components of a spacecraft and using your understanding of this, design your own spacecraft. Think carefully about what it needs to include in order for astronauts to survive in space. There might be inspiration here.


Complete the Around the House Scavenger Hunt HERE!!


Thursday 25th June

Space fact: A FULL NASA SPACE SUIT COSTS $12,000,000.

While the entire suit costs a cool $12m, 70% of that cost is for the backpack and control module.


Complete the Thursday tasks for Reading, Spelling and Writing from the grid.


Complete the Thursday task from the grid – let us know what your findings are!


Connect the Dots – Look at the different life stages of a star and explore the names and shapes of some famous constellations. Create a poster displaying the different constellations which can be used to teach others - make it as creative as possible!


Dancing into Space- Listen to Holst’s 'The Planets'. Select a planet and decide what they think that planet would be like. Create a dance/ set of movements to go with the music which will portray this. Take a video of the dance to share with your family and try to self-evaluate whilst watching it.


Wednesday 24th June


There is no atmosphere in space, which means that sound has no medium or way to travel to be heard. Astronauts use radios to stay in communication while in space, since radio waves can still be sent and received.


Complete the Wednesday tasks for Reading, Spelling and Writing from the grid.

Mrs G scored 364 points on the Against the Clock game for Spelling – can you beat her?


Space Reading Comprehension



Make a map of a newly discovered planet. Use a grid drawn onto paper or you can download a grid here. Each square on the map represents 5 metres squared (m²). It must include: mountains 220m², a water source 140m², three islands that must each be between 120m² and 240m².


Through Space and Time - Research the history of space exploration and create a timeline of how people have travelled into space. Think about: when was the first rocket launched? When did the first man travel to space? How about the first woman? What other significant events can you add to your timeline?


Join Joe Wicks live on his you tube channel from 9am.

Tuesday 23rd June


Of all the planets in our solar system (apart from Earth), Mars is the one most likely to be hospitable to life. In 1986, NASA found what they thought may be fossils of microscopic living things in a rock recovered from Mars.


Complete the Tuesday tasks for Reading, Spelling and Writing from the grid.


  • Complete the Tuesday task from the grid.
  • Play Countdown


Moon Moves - Research the importance of the Moon to life on Earth. Create a model of the Earth, Moon and Sun. Here is an idea of how you could do it:


Have a go at Yoga – this one is based on Mike and Muttnik on The Moon.


Monday 22nd June

Hello Year 5! We hope that you all had a good weekend (and spoilt your Dad’s yesterday as it was Father’s Day)! J This week’s theme is ‘Space’ which was a topic we enjoyed doing right at the start of year 5 so we thought it would be nice to see what we can remember and what else we can learn.

Mrs G, Mrs H and Miss M


The sheer size of space makes it impossible to accurately predict just how many stars we have. Right now, scientists and astronomers use the number of stars only within our galaxy, The Milky Way, to estimate. That number is between 200-400 billion stars and there are estimated to be billions of galaxies so the stars in space really are completely uncountable.

Space Learning Grid


Complete the Monday tasks for Reading and Spelling from the grid.

Writing – watch this video and then use the link on the grid to complete one of the activities or create a comic strip retelling Armstrong's mission to the moon.


  • Complete the Monday task from the grid.
  • Have a go at this tricky game: Set game


Mission X – Building a Bionic Hand

It is difficult and tiring for humans to work in space. Bionic hands that can be remotely operated can help humans work more efficiently in space. Try making a model bionic hand using cardboard, straws, string and elastic bands.  You will need to think about how a human hand works to help you with your design. You can find out more here.

This activity may take a few days which is why it has been set at the beginning of the week.


Have a go at Gymnastics with Max Session 4


Home Learning - Week 13

Welcome to another week of home-learning. Every day this week we will be starting with an event that happened on that date in history. If you feel like some extra work, why not research a little bit more about it? As always we love to see your work so make sure you email it to us and we can put it up on the web-site.

Mrs H., Mrs G. and Miss M.

Friday 19th June

On this day in 1862, slavery is outlawed in US territories


  • Visit Audible and choose a book to listen to. Write a review when you have finished and share it with us via email.
  • Create a musical glossary for the following vocabulary: dynamics, structure, timbre, texture & tempo.
  • Listen to 'Toccata and Fugue in D Minor'. Think about what the setting might be and describe the atmosphere. Create two characters and think about what could be happening. Write a short play script/ piece of dialogue between the characters that would go with this music


Create a rhythm by clapping/clicking, e.g. clap, clap, clap, click, clap, clap, clap, click etc. Predict what action they would do on the 15th beat. Can you work it out without having to do the rhythm? What about the 20th, 50th, 99th beat? Do you notice any patterns?


Music Video Directors- Using the song you created for your writing task this week, what sort of music video could you create to go with it? You could storyboard your ideas and think about whether you need any props or even come up with a dance routine before recording it.


Create a dance to go with your music video.

Thursday 18th June

On this day in 1983 – the USA space shuttle Challenger launched into space on its second mission. Aboard the shuttle was Dr. Sally Ride, who as a mission specialist became the first American woman to travel into space.


  • Listen or read along to the poem Cat Rap here. Write your own version using a different noisy animal?
  • Using the letters C A R N I V A L, find adjectives or verbs that match with each letter.
  • Change the lyrics of your favourite song into a short story or write and perform your own song.


 Practise measuring and reading angles with a protractor with this online game.


I’m with the Band!- Create their own musical instrument. This could be a cereal box guitar, drums or shakers. You may even want to make a range of instruments to create a family band. Decorate your instruments to make them appealing. After this, research which famous musicians perform with their chosen instrument and watch videos of their performance to inspire your own!


Try out some Hip Hop moves on imoves.


Wednesday 17th June

Today is Eat Your Vegetables Day. On this day, you are encouraged to eat vegetables for every meal, and for a snack. Better still, try to be a vegetarian....for the day. Short of that, any additional vegetables at meal time today will honour the event, as well as make you a little healthier.


  • Click here for a reading activity about Music. Challenge yourself to read the text in 3 minutes and complete the questions.
  • Practise spellings on Spelling Frame or practise spelling words with silent letters on this game.
  • Write a letter to your favourite musician explaining why you enjoy their music.


Look for and collect 3D objects around the home. For the ones you have selected, name the 3D shape, list the properties (the number of edges, faces and vertices) and draw the net to match.


Expression- Kandinsky felt that he could express emotions and music through colours and shapes within his painting. Create a piece of artwork inspired by your favourite piece of music. Listen to the music several times and feel free to draw or paint the emotion you feel at the time.


Visit imoves again and complete the dice challenge.

Tuesday 16th June

On this day, in 1487, The War of the Roses ended with the Battle of Stoke.


Find the lyrics to your favourite song and to create some new verses. Perform the new verses to the family?  The word rhythm has a silent letter - what other words can you spell which also have silent letters?

Listen to A Night on Bare Mountain by Modest Mussorgsky and the inspiration behind it. Create a story with the same title that could be told along with the music.


 Draw a map from their bedroom to the kitchen. Calculate the total degrees of turn involved on the journey. Repeat this activity for other areas in your home or for their daily walk.


Carnival Time- The Rio carnival is a spectacle of samba, costumes and dance and takes place every year. Here are some of the pictures from this year’s parade. Research the samba inspired costumes and headdresses worn during the parades. Ask them to design, label and make their own mask or headdress taking inspiration from the research completed. 


Visit imoves again and dance your very own Samba with the Samba challenge.

Monday 15th June

On this day in 1215 - King John of England put his seal on the Magna Carta. The Magna Carta (Latin for “Great Charter”) was a document that gave certain rights to the English people.



  • During your daily reading, play some classical music, rock music, jazz music and pop music.  Draw an emoji to represent how each music genre made them feel whilst you were reading.
  • Pick 5 Common Exception words from the Year 5/6 spelling list. Play a song and stop it at different points. When it stops, one spelling should be selected from a bag and you must spell it before the music starts again.


Find the missing angle in the triangles or around a point.


Sound Effects- Many audio books use sound effects to enhance the retelling of books. Think about a narrative that you are currently reading or have read recently. What sound effects would enhance the retelling of the story? Source a range of props to help add sound effects and record the retelling of the story with their sound effects.


Visit imoves and find the Times Tables Dance. Create your own, and combine some movement with maths!


Happy Friday everyone. Hope you’ve all had a fantastic week and you’ve enjoyed all of your learning.

Have a fantastic weekend and get ready for your new learning grid on Monday.

Stay safe and keep smiling.

Miss M, Mrs G and Mrs H


Home learning for Friday 12th June

Reading: Create a character profile of a famous character from a book. For example: Harry Potter, Matilda Wormwood, Danny the Champion, Percy Jackson.

Spelling: Follow the Learning grid for spelling activity.

Writing: Pretend you are the person you wrote about yesterday. Write a biography as if you were that person, think about the emotions they might have felt at certain points in their life.


Maths: Find out when each family member was born. Add all of the years up together and find a total. Add up the years from the different generations.


Topic: See todays Learning Grid for activity.


PE: Get flexible with Anna. This will be a nice workout which will leave you feeling great.

Home learning for Thursday 11th June


Reading: Follow the Learning grid for todays activity.

Spelling: Spelling game with able and ible words.

Writing: Create an information report about a significant/famous person of interest. You may choose a famous author, athlete, popstar or even a local hero such as a doctor or nurse.

Include: birthplace, what they’re most famous for, significant events/achievements and any other interesting facts.


Maths: Roll a dice and make a 6-digit number (target number). If you do not have a dice, make up a 6-digit number. Write 2 addition and 2 subtraction calculations.


Topic: Think of a person who is significant to you. This could be a famous person who has inspired you or someone who has made a positive impact on you from your everyday life.

Why are they inspiring? How have they made your life amazing? Draw a portrait of the person.


PE: Have a go at the splits. Ouch! Get that stretching in!

Home learning for Wednesday 10th June


Reading: Follow the link to the reading comprehension about a famous botanist. Find out what the word botanist means.

Spelling: Create a mind map of vocabulary you know about these famous people: Guy Fawkes, Helena Lucas, Rosa Parks. You might need to do a bit of research to find out who these famous people are.

Writing: Listen to this vey famous speech by Martin Luther King.

Write your own speech about your own dreams. Can you include powerful verbs, personification, repetition.


Maths: Play the games on the Learning grid.


Topic: Watch the 2 clips. Think about famous inventions. What inventions make your life easier on a daily basis?

Design and create your own invention to make your life easier. Remember to draw it first and then make it using junk from your recycling box.


PE: Try and master a handstand. Brilliant fun!

Home learning for Tuesday 9th June

Reading: Read a newspaper article about a famous person. What can you tell about the person from the article? Is it complementary or is it being negative? What type of language tells you this?  

Spelling: Click on the link in the spelling grid. Choose 5 words, write the meaning and find synonyms (words with the same meaning) and antonyms (words with the opposite meaning).

Writing: Write an acrostic poem with the words: FAMOUS PEOPLE


Maths: Play the game from the learning grid.


Topic: The Queen spoke to the nation on Sunday 5th April from Windsor Castle. She had an important speech to deliver where she wanted to thank people for what they were doing and to give hope that things would eventually return to normal.

What would you say if you had to speak to the nation?

What messages of hope would you want to give to their friends and family?

Write or record a speech of your own.


PE: Stretches with Karina. Have fun!

Home Learning Week 12

Good morning Year 5. I hope you all had a wonderful week and weekend. We have been really busy at school with the Year 6 children being in but we are missing you all so much.

I hope you enjoy the home learning project this week and we look forward to seeing all of your photos.

I hope you are still staying safe, but having a wonderful time in the ‘new’ normal and ease of lock-down.

See you all soon, Miss M, Mrs G and Mrs H.


Home learning for Monday 8th June


English: Complete reading, spelling and writing task from the grid.

Maths: What different calculations can you create when adding and subtracting the numbers

111, 8276, 529, 18391, 9238, 4163

Check it is correct using the inverse operation.

CHALLENGE: Can you make some decimal numbers and add these to one of the whole numbers.

Topic: Research one of the famous people from the Learning Grid: Emmeline Pankhurst, Guy Fawkes and Mary Anning

PE:  Have a go at some Yoga with Cosmic Yoga

Friday 5th June

We hope that you have had a good week. Please remember to send us your work/photos of what you’ve been up to and we will add them to the website later.

Positive thought for the day: ‘You’re braver than you believe and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.’ – Christopher Robin


Complete the Friday tasks for Reading, Spelling and Writing from the grid.


  • Complete the Friday task from the grid – let us know the results of your investigation!
  • Spend 15 minutes on TT rockstars


Today you can choose which one you would like to complete:

Exploring the World- Throughout history many people have explored new places. You can find out about some of them here. Pick an explorer from the list or one of your choice. Map out the places that the explorer visited or create a piece of art inspired by the places they visited using digital images as support. You could write a diary entry from the explorer’s point of view to share what they saw and experienced.


Engineering Around the World – Telescopes

●          The James Webb telescope will be the largest, most powerful and complex space telescope ever built and launched into space in 2021.

●          The telescope will be launched into space using a rocket, this means it will have to be strong enough to withstand the vibrations during the launch. Use an egg to represent the telescope and design a rocket that will surround and protect the egg/telescope during the launch.

●          For more information and ideas look here.


Join Joe Wicks live on his you tube channel from 9am for Fancy Dress Friday!

Thursday 4th June

Positive thought for the day: ‘All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them.’ – Walt Disney


Complete the Thurssday tasks for Reading, Spelling and Writing from the grid.


  • Complete the Thursday task from the grid.
  • As a challenge, you could have a go at creating one online.


From Birmingham to Johannesburg- Think about what it would be like to live in another country. Do you think your life would be the same or completely different? Use the following clip to compare living in Birmingham to Johannesburg. Show the similarities and differences between your life and Nwabisa’s life in South Africa. You could do this in a Venn diagram, table or as a poster.


Have a go at this Nature scavenger hunt that you could complete in your garden or whilst you are out for a walk.

Wednesday 3rd June

Positive thought for the day: ‘If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.’ – Roald Dahl


Complete the Wednesday tasks for Reading, Spelling and Writing from the grid.


  • Complete the Wednesday task from the grid.
  • Make up your own missing digit column multiplication and division questions.


International Games- As part of the London 2012 Olympics a variety of countries were asked to name a traditional game which represented their culture and traditions. These can be seen here. Research these games and take inspiration from them to design your own game. Think about how the game is played, how you win and what equipment is needed. Where possible, test your game and make any changes needed. Present your game through writing and pictures. These could be handwritten or digital.


Play Kusimama from Young voices 2020 and dance away – we hope you can remember the moves!


Tuesday 2nd June

Positive thought for the day: ‘Even if we’re apart, I’ll always be with you.’ - Winnie the Pooh


Complete the Tuesday tasks for Reading, Spelling and Writing from the grid.


  • Complete the Tuesday task from the grid.
  • Play Countdown


Tastes of the World- Children all around the world eat a variety of food and many of the foods we eat today are inspired by other countries. Research and make a dish from another country which you have not tried before. You could find a recipe, source the ingredients via an online shop and follow the recipe to create a dish for the whole family. (This could be finished on another day.)


Have a go at Yoga – this one is based on Trolls.

Monday 1st June

Good morning Year 5! We hope that you all had a lovely week with your families, enjoying the lovely weather and are ready to get back to some home learning. This week’s theme is ‘Around the World’.

Positive thought for the day: Think of 3 things you’ve done that you’re really proud of.

Around the World Home learning grid


Complete the Monday tasks for Reading, Spelling and Writing from the grid.


  • Complete the Monday task from the grid.
  • Spend 15 minutes on TT rockstars


Flags of the World- Flags are a national symbol for all countries. Cultures use different symbols and colours on their flags which are meaningful to them and represent their history and people. Pick 5 countries and investigate their flags. What symbols and colours have they used? Why are these significant to this country? Create a flag for the UK which you feel represents our culture, history and people.


Have a go at Gymnastics with Max Session 3

Friday 22nd May

Happy Friday everyone! And as it is Half-term next week, this is the last day of home-learning until the 1st June. We hope you enjoy your free-time with your family. Remember to stay safe!


  • Practise 5 spellings from the Year 5/ 6 Common Exception Words
  •  Then write a synonym, antonym, the meaning and an example of how to use the word in a sentence.
  • Write a formal letter to West Midlands Safari Park persuading them to close the park. You must justify their opinions with factual information. Remember to be persuasive.



  • Life Cycles - Research a mammal, an insect, an amphibian, a reptile and a bird. Then choose one and draw the life cycle of an animal and label the diagram accordingly. How does the life cycle of the chosen animal differ to a human life cycle?


Take a walk with your family. See how long it takes you. Repeat the walk in a couple of days and see if you can beat your time.

Thursday 21st May




  • Download ‘A Pinch of Magic’ from authorfy. Complete the questions on page 4. 







  • Animal Prints- Using a variety of media (this could be materials from around the house such as cloth, newspapers or magazines, felt, etc.),  create an animal print for a mammal, an insect, an amphibian, a reptile and a bird of your choice. After, you can create a collage of the animal prints you have made. You can always use a pencil or pen to sketch the animal prints!




 Chill out with some Cosmic Yoga

Wednesday 20th May



  •  Create a word bank about an animal of their choice which includes verbs, adverbs and expanded noun phrases. They can use this for their poetry writing.



  • Choose an animal of your choice and think about how it moves, what sounds it makes and the environment that it lives in. Write a poem based around these ideas. You can repeat this activity for different animals that have contrasting features.





  • Play on Hit the Button - focus on times tables, division facts and squared numbers.




  • Where Animals Originate From  - locate on a world map where different animals originate from and research why they live in these environments. Things for you to consider when researching why they originally lived in these countries are:
    • Food sources
    • Climate
    • Weather
    • Terrain

After doing this, think about how the animals they have selected have adapted so that they are able to live in the UK. Present your findings as a poster or in a PowerPoint presentation if they have access to a PC.




Choose five different activities and create your own circuit. Wotk on each activity for one minute with a 1 minute rest between each one. Complete your circuit twice.

Tuesday 19th May




Explore  The Highwayman poem. Can you learn some of it by heart?  Draw a sketch or painting to represent the Highwayman using evidence from the text. 



Use this online game to practise your decimal numbers.  Compare decimal numbers





  • Design a new wondrous animal that has evolved to suit its environment considering the environmental changes it has had to face over recent years. Send us an email so we can upload some of them to the web-site.




Join Joe Wicks for his daily work out.


Some amazing photos of your home learning last week. 

So many VE day celebrations. 

Decorating your homes for Social distancing street parties.

Some interesting questions. 

Practising bubble writing. 

Diary writing. 

Amazing Tudor House. Wow! 

Home baking! Looks like an amazing cheesecake! 

More VE Day celebrations. Great Union Jack. 

Research answers. 

Someone even wrote their own code and we've been communicating in the code this week. Fun! 

Absolutely amazing art work. Wow! 

Busy learning listening to our favourite music. Cool earbuds! 

I love how you are keeping your home learning so neat. This printed maths question is superb. 

Some amazing artwork in the style of Edvard Munch! Wow! 

Fabulous home learning. Well done guys! 

More fabulous home learning. Amazing. 


Good Morning and welcome to another week of home-learning. I have been busy having a clear-out and I came across The Cat in the Hat’  by Dr Seuss. I had forgotten how much fun it was to read. Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known by his pen name Dr. Seuss, was a writer and cartoonist who published over 60 books. He published his first children's book, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, under the name of Dr. Seuss in 1937. Next came a string of bestsellers, including The Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham. His rhymes and characters are loved by generations of fans.

Some of his quotes are really inspirational. So every day this week I will start with one.



Home Learning Monday 18th May 

Home Learning Grid


  • Read a chapter from your home reading book or a book that you have borrowed from the library.
  • When you have completed the chapter,  re-write this from the viewpoint of another character.




  • Time to battle Year 3 in TT Rock Stars!
  •  Show everything you know about decimal numbers and/or percentages on a piece of paper. This could be pictures, diagrams, explanations, methods etc. Be as creative as you want to be. If you don’t know a lot then look up ideas online by searching KS2 Maths sites.



  • Animals and their Environment- Choose different animals such as Emperor Penguins, chimpanzees and orcas and explain how they have been adapted to suit their environment. You can do this by writing a short summary after carrying out some research.



Make up a warm up routine based on your favourite sport. e.g.  Football – heading a ball, dribbling, scoring a goal etc.

Home learning for Friday 15th May

Spelling: Play the wordshake game. How many words can you create from the letters given?


English: Based upon a book you have just read, share a story about yourself that is related to an event  or character that was in the book.


Maths: Pennies

Ram divided 15 pennies among four small bags. He labelled each bag with the number of pennies inside it. He could then pay any sum of money from 1p to 15p without opening any bag. How many pennies did Ram put in each bag?


Topic: Read the instructions carefully and create a Tin can Windsock! I look forward to seeing your photos. 



PE: Gymnastics with Max again! Hope you had a go and enjoyed it yesterday. 



BBC BITSIZE: Have a look through these lessons - there is something for everyone! So, whatever you are missing at school you can continue your learning from here. 



Home learning for Thursday 14th May

Spelling: Copy out the words below and circle the silent letter(s): Write the words in a sentence. 

doubt, island, knoll, lamb, thistle, knowledge, wring, aisle, daughter, debt.

Reading: Have a go at drawing a map of one of the places from the text you have just read. Use the details given in the text as well as  any of your own ideas linked to the story.


Maths: Squares. Look carefully at the diagram:


Topic: Watch this video about how to draw a horse!

Remember to pause the video so you don’t miss a step. It could be William’s horse Black Tudor from Treason!



PE: Have a go at some gymnastics today. This is great!

Gymnastics with Max Link


Home learning for Wednesday 13th May

Spelling: Create a table with tious and cious words

put 5 words under each heading that you know are spelt with those suffixes.

Reading: From a book you have just read, select either an important object  or creature and create a user manual or a guide explaining how to  care for it.


Maths:  Eggs

Mrs Choy spent exactly £10 on 100 eggs for her shop.

Large eggs cost her 50p each. Medium eggs cost her 10p each. Small eggs cost her 5p each.

For two of the sizes, she bought the same number of eggs.

How many of each size did she buy?



Watch the Youtube clip. Then make the BEST paper aeroplane and have a competition with your family to see who can fly the longest distance.

Paper Aeroplane Clip


PE:  Another Young Voices dance today. Have fun! 

Old Town Road Link


Home learning for Tuesday 12th May


Add the suffixes ‘ant’ to these root words: hesitate, observe, expect, tolerate, assist, ignore, contest

Think carefully about the spelling rule to make sure they are spelt correctly.

Which could have ‘ancy’ added to them?

English: Draw the main character from a book you  have recently read. Show them as a baby, middle aged and as an older person. Underneath each picture write what you think they might be doing  at that point of their life, and explain why they may be doing so.


Maths: Age old problems:

1. My age this year is a multiple of 8. Next year it will be a multiple of 7. How old am I?

2. Last year my age was a square number. Next year it will be a cube number. How old am I? How long must I wait until my age is both a square number and a cube number?

3.  My Mum was 27 when I was born. 8 years ago she was twice as old as I shall be in 5 years’ time. How old am I now?


TOPIC:  Take a piece of paper. Draw around both of your hands.

On the same piece of paper, ask your family members to draw around their hands too. Don’t worry about the hands overlapping – that’s the whole point. Colour in ALL the sections until there are no blank spaces left. It will become an amazing colourful piece of art to symbolise ‘Togetherness’.

Can't wait to see some of the results! 


PE: This song was AMAZING when we sang at Young Voices. Have a go at this dance: 




Home learning for Monday 11th May

Good morning Year 5. I hope you all had a lovely weekend celebrating VE Day. I hope you all stayed safe and you are all well. It's very exciting that we can exercise as much as we like now, but please remember to stay safe using social distancing - stay alert. 

Here is this weeks learning grid: 



Please keep sending your wonderful photos over - and I will put them onto the website on Friday. 


Spelling:  Nouns that end ce, Verbs that end se

Write each word into its own sentence:

Advice, advise, device, devise, practice, practise, licence, license, prophecy, prophesy.

English: Write a diary entry as a character from your story. Think about a key moment from the story in which the character has lots of thoughts and feelings to share.


Maths: Anyone for tennis?

Two boys and two girls can play tennis. Ali said: ‘I will only play if Holly plays.’

Holly said: ‘I won’t play if Ben is playing.’ Ben said: ‘I won’t play if Luke or Laura plays.’

Luke said: ‘I will only play if Zoe plays.’ Zoe said: ‘I don’t mind who I play with.’

Which two boys and which two girls play tennis?


TOPIC: This week’s theme: Art


Watch the video and practise your bubble writing. Write out the alphabet and then write your name.

Write a message for the website - take a photo of your message and we can post it onto the website on Friday. 


PE: Have a go at this Star Wars Yoga today. These videos are really cool...



     Friday 8th May - V.E. day   

May Day (a Bank holiday) is traditionally held on a Monday but it was put back this year until today, Friday 8th May 2020. VE Day, or Victory in Europe Day, marks the day towards the end of World War Two when fighting against Nazi Germany came to an end in Europe. Here is a quick video that explains it in more detail.

Today gives us the opportunity to remember and honour our heroes of the Second World War. We hope that you will be able to celebrate in some way, safely. Some of you have already sent pictures of your bunting and cakes that have been made in preparation. It is meant to be a glorious day so enjoy being outside in the lovely sunshine.

Please send us pictures of your celebrations. We hope you have a lovely weekend and we're thinking of you all.

Year 5 teachers x

Good morning Year 5. I hope you are all ok and keeping busy. It was amazing to speak to most of you and your families yesterday - and I was so happy to hear about all the fun things you have been doing. I'm excited for VE Day tomorrow and I have heard many of you are baking cakes and making bunting for your own celebrations. I look forward to seeing some of your photos of the celebrations next week. I'm posting some of the photos today as I know you will all be busy and excited about the celebrations tomorrow - and of course it is a bank holiday. 

Baking for VE day. 

Cooking and preparing dinner. 

VE Day part planning. 

VE Cake...looks amazing! 

More VE day party plannng. 

Creating a masterpiece with toilet role! Perfectly inventive. 

Fabulous cartoon drawing.

Amazing baking. 

Masterchef eat your heart out! 

Making hot choclolate...

Virtual camping trip.  

Amazing science. 


Home learning for Thursday 7th May

Today, set yourself a kindness mission - give up some of your time to help someone in your house. It could be helping your parents making dinner, supporting a sibling with their work or doing a job/chore you have been putting off!


  • Look at Love Reading, and explore the Books of the Month and read some of the extracts. Which book would you choose to read now and why?
  • Watch Pigeon Impossible and make notes about what happens in the video. You will need to watch it more than once and pause it to jot down your ideas. 
  • Spelling - Proofread your writing from yesterday and Tuesday. Use a dictionary to check the spelling of any words that you found challenging/were unsure about.


  • Recap what factors are using the BBC bitesize page.
  • Then try this investigation on Nrich: Factor Track Read the information carefully. There is also a harder track further down the page if you finish the first one quickly!


A change in Viewpoints - How did Martin Luther King and Rosa Park’s actions and views shape society today? Compare and contrast viewpoints from then and now on people’s race, culture and religion. How has this improved society’s attitudes towards those who are different to ourselves?


Listen to this Tudor music and act out what you think the moves might be to these historical tunes.

Home learning for Wednesday 6th May

It is really hard being at home all the time and not seeing friends, so why not send them a message today? Try to think of a happy memory with them that will make you both smile smiley


  • Sit back and enjoy listening to David Walliams reading ‘Fing’.
  • Write an email or a formal letter to a 12 year child from a country of your choice. Describe what is happening in the world at the moment. Try to describe how you are feeling and what you are thinking. Also, include any questions you would like to ask the other person.
  • Practise your spellings with this game Bouncing anagrams.


  • Play on the Daily Arithmetic for different areas of maths. Work on level 4, 5 and 6 activities and try to focus on fractions.
  • Play on TT rockstars - go on soundcheck. How many out of 25 can you score correctly?


Viewpoints from Around the World - Research 5 famous viewpoints from around the world (e.g. The Eiffel Tower, The Shard). Draw what you think you would see from this viewpoint. After this, design and create a miniature scale of one of the landmarks you researched.


Join Joe Wicks live on his you tube channel from 9am.

Home learning for Tuesday 5th May

Positive thought for the day: 'Focus on what you can do rather than what you can't do.'


  • Read another chapter from your current home reading book. Write down any unfamiliar words from the chapter you have read. Explore the meanings of these words by using a dictionary or reading around the sentence. Then write them in a sentence of your own.
  • Write a blog post summarising the events from the day/week. Plan out your ideas using bullet points and then think about how to organnise your ideas into paragraphs when you write. Your language you use may be more informal - contractions can be used, e.g. can't, don't. Remember to include the right punctuation and proof-read your work for mistakes when you have finished. Try to use at least two words from the Year 5/6 word list.


  • Play the Matching fractions. Choose the mixed numbers option. Start at Level 1 and work your way up!
  • Play on Hit the Button - focus on times tables, division facts and squared numbers


Birmingham Views- The Alpha Tower, The Rotunda and the BT Tower are just some of the famous viewpoints within Birmingham. You can choose a Birmingham viewpoint and use Google Earth or Google Maps to create a map of the location of the landmark. You may wish to identify all of the Birmingham viewpoints on your map - it is up to you!


Complete the scavneger hunt below. Time how quickly you can do it and send us your time; we'll see who is the quickest in year 5!

Home learning for Monday 4th May - Happy Star Wars Day!

Good morning Year 5! Hope you have all had a good weekend. We have been doing jigsaws a lot in our house at the minute!


What are you doing to pass the time? I've carried on reading Treason as I wanted to see how the book finished! I've also been watching a lot of Disney films with Georgia - any recommendations for what we could try next?

Mrs Godrich

Here is this week's Home learning grid. The theme this week is Viewpoints.


  • Read a chapter from your current home reading book. Create a set of multiple choice questions about what you have read. You could test them out on a sibling or parent.
  • Choose 5 Common Exception words from the Year 5/6 word list. Write a synonym, an antonym, the meaning of the word and an example of how to use the word correctly in a sentence.


Show everything you know about fractions on a piece of paper (mixed numbers, improper fractions, adding and subtracting fractions, equivalent fractions). This could be pictures, diagrams, explanations, methods etc. Be as creative as you like!


Viewpoints and Mood - Pick a room to look into in the home and think about how it makes you feel. You can then either draw something linked to how you feel when looking in the room or draw an object from the room and then colour, shade or paint it in a colour that reflects their current mood.


Remember some happy memories from earlier in the year ... Young Voices 2020!

Play the Pop medley or Fright fest and boogie away!



Home Learning for Friday 1st May

Did you know that the Month of May is named after the Roman goddess Mаіа who hарреnѕ tо bе thе goddess of Spring аnd grоwth? May іѕ a blеѕѕеd month tо bеgіn wіth, ассоrdіng tо thе Romans! So take a look around and see all the changes that are happening in our environment.


  • Ough can make more than one sound. Write down 5 words that each have a different ough sound.
  • Take a look at the Bubble Bath Poem and answer the comprehension questions.Bubble Bath Poem


Take a look at the problem below and see if you can find your way through the maze.

Maths Problem


Create and illustrate a list of animals that live on both land and water and that have streamlined bodies.


Why not try one of these work out challenges. They are all based around characters from films and books.

 Glenn Higgins Fitness

Home Learning for Thursday 30th

It's the last day of April and it looks like the sun has come back out. The birds are definitely busy nesting. Their bird song starts really early. Take the time today to stop and listen outside. How many different calls can you hear? 


Choose 10 words from the Year 5 and 6 word list. Write them as a pyramid.

E.g. occur

Watch the David Attenborough clip on the snow leopard and answer the comprehension questions.David Attenborough Clip


Claire says ‘When you multiply a number by 10 you just add a nought and when you multiply by 100 you add two noughts.’
Do you agree? Explain your answer. Use these questions to help you:
23 x 10 =
4.5 x 10 =
96 x 100 =
0.1x 100 =


Find out how sportspeople reduce their air and water resistance when playing their sport. How do they make themselves more streamlined so that they can go faster?


It's Captain Tom's 100th Birthday today. Be inspired by him to do 100 movements. This could be a 100 laps of your garden or 100 jumping jacks etc. Send us some pictures so we can see what you have been doing!

Home learning for Wednesday 29th

The sky is looking a little brighter and the gardens are looking a little greener after all that rain yesterday. Here's to a wonderful Wednesday!



Which of the following questions are easy and which ones are hard?
213323 - 10 =
512893 + 300 =
819354 - 200 =
319954 + 100 =
Explain why you think the hard questions
are hard.


Make your boats. Use whatever you can find in the recycling or just make them out of paper. Then time how long it takes each boat to cross a water tray or the bath!

Which boat was the fastest? Why do you think that was? If you raced again, what changes would you make?


Why not try your hand at Karate today. Follow the link below.

Home learning for Tuesday 28th April


Spelling Rule:
i before except after c.

Write four words that fit this rule and one word that doesn’t.

Watch the short clip 'The Secret Life of Pets' and answer the questions.

The Secret Life of Pets



This activity is about multiplication. Think carefully about how to use the column
method to solve a multiplication.

4536 x 5
2341 x 3
5422 x 4
Then try the Nrich activity: All the Digits


Using your knowledge of water resistance and stream lining. Design two different shaped boats that you think will travel quickly through the water. Draw and label your designs and make a prediction for howwell you think your boats will move through the water.


Why not make up some dance moves to your favourite music. If you are feeling brave, you can perform them to your family.


Home-learning for Monday 27th April


Here is the link for our home learning this week. Every day we will put up any files that you need for that work.


Homework Grid




Find out all about Captain Tom and answer the comprehension questions.

Captain Tom    Reading Comprehension


Work out the missing number problems:
37 + ? = 59
21 = ?
? + 122 = 211
343 = 192 + ?
Make up 3 of your own.

Why not test them on your family!


This week’s theme: Science Water Resistance.

Look through the Powerpoint presentation on Water Resistance. Using this and other research, design aposter that explains what water resistance is. Water Resistance


Why not try out some Zumba today on the Go Noodle website.

Home learning photos. Summer Term - Week 1 

I hope everyone had a lovely time in the garden with this wonderful weather. 

Getting out for daily exercise has never been more important. We are super lucky to live near so many fields and woods, especially with all the beautiful bluesbells out now. 

Some of you have even been noticing the tadpoles are here. It will be amazing for you to see them turn into frogs. 

Some of you have been helping in the garden and planting seeds for vegetables and sunflowers. 

I've loved seeing your photos of Google 3D animals. 

One person has started their own project about tigers and researching every thing about them. 

Investgating buoyancy - great science! 

We've been using our imagaination to create and sketch characters and stories. 

Excellent learning about circuits and electronics.   

Keeping up with our reading. 

Writing questions to William Shakespeare. 

Finding out about flags and other countries. 

Researching and writing a timeline about Cadbury's World. 

I love how you are keeping your learning neat and tidy and practising your handwriting. 

Completing the topic challenge from our learning grid. 

Working hard on our spelling and grammar. 


Home learning for Friday 24th April

English: As we all enjoyed The Tudors topic, I thought we could carry on with the theme.  This week was the Queen’s official birthday. The Queen celebrates 2 birthdays every year, which is a tradition of the British Monarchy since the 1700’s. Here are a few things for you to read, answer the comprehension questions. Draw and label the Royal Crown.

Queen Elizabeth questions

Trooping the colour

The Royal Crown


Spelling: Write out the sentences, including the correct words with silent letters.

Spelling activity link


Maths: Dad drives a delivery van. Last week he drove 250 kilometres on Monday and 145 on Tuesday. This week Dad drove 150 kilometres in total. What is the difference in kilometres between this week and last week?

10 minutes of TT Rockstars.

Countdown – have a go at the game.

Link to countdown game


Topic: Use a mirror to draw a detailed self-portrait – or sit opposite a family member and draw each other. I look forward to seeing the results.


PE: Here is another fun way to keep active today. Play the game with your family:



Thought if the day: Have a discussion with a member of your family.

I can make traffic lights change from red to green just by staring at them. True or false?



Bitesize Daily Lesson link

BBC iplayer link


Fun Activity Listen and sing along to this amazing song - I'm sure there will be a lot of famous faces you will recognise. Happy Friday everyone. Stay safe. Keep smiling. 

Song link


Home learning for Thursday 23rd April

English: Follow the link and watch the short film. SHORT FILM LINK

Set in a fantasy world, a man is sailing in his boat, through the air!  He hears a noise and suddenly gliding into view are some giant, flying turtles. 

- Collect verbs and adverbs to do with floating and sailing gracefully.
- Write an ending to the story, where do these turtles take him?
- Choose a different animal to come floating by, describe the animal rather than just saying what it is.

Spelling: Write out the sentences, including the correct -tious and  -cious word endings.

Spelling Activity Link


Maths: Susie, Jonas and Tom earned £354 washing cars over the weekend. They need to split the money equally. How much do they each get?

10 minutes of TT Rockstars.

Spend 15 minutes on the arithmetic paper. The answers are at the back of the paper.

Arithmetic Paper link


I'm so proud of the children that have been taking part in The Maths Factor. You can sign up for free and challenge your maths skills against other children. 

Here is the link if you'd like to have a go: Maths Factor Link


Topic – (from the learning grid) Continue creating your building or monument.

An Architectural Masterpiece

You should design a new building or monument that will inspire the people of Atherstone. You must research, plan, design it and then make a model of it using materials from around the house. You could then write a description of it - explaining what it is, where it would be and how it will inspire people.


PE: Here is another fun way to keep active today. Play the game with your family:



Thought of the day: Have a discussion with a member of your family.

Which is heavier, a deflated or inflated balloon?



BBC Bitesize link

BBC iplayer link


Fun Activity - If you have access to a mobile device such as a phone or tablet you can now welcome an animal into your own home. Type the name of an animal (from the list below) into Google. Scroll down until you see the 3D image and welcome the animal into you home. 

Don't forget to take a photo and send it over. 

Follow this link for a quick HOW TO guide: HOW TO GUIDE LINK

Alligator, Angler fish, Ball python, Brown bear, Cat, Cheetah, Deer, Dog, Bulldog, Pomeranian, Labrador Retriever, Pug, Rottweiler, Duck, Eagle, Emperor penguin, Giant panda, Goat, Hedgehog, Horse, Leopard, Lion, Macaw, Octopus, Racoon, Shark, Shetland pony, Snake, Tiger, Turtle, Wolf, NEW: Easter Bunny


Home learning for Wednesday 22nd April

English:  Today is World Earth Day. It has been celebrated on April 22nd since 1970. The main aim of Earth Day is to think carefully about our environment and the earth as a whole. Read the information and answer the comprehension questions.

Earth Day Reading link

Earth day questions

Read 2 chapters to an adult at home. Choose 3 words that describe your favourite character. Find some words or phrases that describe the setting. Explain what you think is going to happen next. If you made a film of the story, what kind of music would you use and why?

Spelling: Write out the sentences, including the correct -tial -cial word endings. 

Spelling activity link


Maths: The journey to Charlie’s school is 7km. How far does Charlie travel in total when he walks to and from school, from Monday to Friday?

Fluent in 5

10 minutes of TT Rockstars.

Countdown – have a go at the game. Countdown link


Topic: (from the learning grid) You will be doing this activity over two days.

An Architectural Masterpiece You should design a new building or monument that will inspire the people of Atherstone. You must research, plan, design it and then make a model of it using materials from around the house. You could then write a description of it - explaining what it is, where it would be and how it will inspire people.


PE: Here is another fun way to keep active today. Play the game with your family:



Thought of the day: Have a discussion with a member of your family.

What would you get if you crossed a rabbit with a cabbage?


BBC Bitesize - Check out the new lesson for today. 

Bitesize link

iplayer link


Home learning for Tuesday 21st April

English: Write a letter to Mrs Taylor explaining what you have been doing and what you are doing as a family to stay safe. Explain what you are looking forward to doing when you come back to school and why.

Spelling: Write the sentences out, including the correct ibly and ably word endings.Spelling Activity Link


Maths: Joel has 2 boxes of 33 bananas, 4 boxes of 27 apples and 5 boxes of 12 pineapples. How many pieces of fruit does Joel have altogether?

10 minutes of TT Rockstars.

Spend 15 minutes on the arithmetic paper. The answers are at the back of the paper.

Arithmetic paper link


Topic: Continue writing your itinerary.

Promoting our Local Area

A visitor from another country is coming to stay in the town for a week.

You really need to impress them by showing them the most interesting places.

Where would you take them each day?

Plan the itinerary for each day detailing the transport that will be taken to each location, how long will be spent there, what will be eaten and any activities that may take place.


PE: Try Yoga today.  Make up a routine using the moves and teach it to a member of your family. 


Thought of the day: Have a discussion with a member of your family.

If elephants ruled the world, what changes would you see?



Daily Lessons

BBC Bitesize on Iplayer


Home learning for Monday 20th April

Home Learning Grid Week beginning 20th April

Arithmetic Paper

Good morning Year 5. Hope you all had a safe and fun Easter break and welcome back to what would be the first day of a brand new term. Here is the new learning grid and arithmetic paper for the next 2 weeks. I will be updating the website with your daily activities, so please continue to keep sending photos over of all your fabulous home learning. 

From today, BBC Bitesize have started a daily lesson, which you can access on BBC iplayer. I have posted the timetable below, as well as the link for each lesson. You can watch the lesson anytime and it will last for 30 minutes. It has lots of fun activties and facts for you to learn. 


English: Think of three things that you will be excited to do when we all get back to normal. Explain what they are and why you will be excited to do them. Write your answers in full sentences.

Create a vocabulary bank about the area you live. You may want to use this for some of your writing tasks this week.

Spelling: Write the sentences out, including the correct ible and able word endings.

Link: Spelling Activity - Monday


Maths: There are 12 eggs in each egg tray and I bought 5 trays. I used 2 trays of eggs this weekend, how many individual eggs do I have left now?

10 minutes of TT Rockstars.

Countdown – have a go at the game. Countdown Link


Topic: (from the learning grid) You will be doing this activity over two days.

Promoting our Local Area

A visitor from another country is coming to stay in the town for a week.

You really need to impress them by showing them the most interesting places.

Where would you take them each day?

Plan the itinerary for each day detailing the transport that will be taken to each location, how long will be spent there, what will be eaten and any activities that may take place.


PE: Here is another fun way to keep active today. Play the game with your family:


Thought of the day: Have a discussion with a member of your family.

If the answer is “Once with a fish”, what is the question?


BBC Bitesize: BBC Bitesize link  

BBC Bitesize - Homepage 


Good afternoon Year 5. As we reach the end of another week, I've been super happy to see all the wonderful home learning you have been up to. Please keep sending all your fabulous photos over and i'll pop them on the website next Friday. Stay safe and keep smiling - Miss Mullis 

Keeping fit with Joe Wickes.

Fabulous Easter Crafting and cards. 

Baking yummy cookies using a Tudor recipe. 

An amazing Robot Spider.  

Using new skills - making sandwiches for a garden picnic. 

Having a lovely garden picnic with the family. 

Outdoor fun as part of the daily outdoor exercise. 

Geography - map work and place names! Amazing! 

Thinking about reasons why it's good to read! 

This is AMAZING! A treasure hunt with clues - very detailed. 

Home learning for Friday 17th April


  • Read two chapters of your book to an adult. Explain what has happened, what your favourite part was and why.

  • Add the suffix ‘able’ to these root words: adore, apply, tolerate, consider, knowledge, enjoy, advise, excite. Think carefully about the spelling rule to make sure they are spelt correctly.


Round the number 259,996 to the nearest 1000. Round it to the nearest 10,000. What do you notice about the answers? Can you think of 3 more numbers where the same thing would happen?


Watch the first Sky Sports video on the Literacy Shed. Scroll part-way down the page. It should look like this:

Describe the reactions of the crowd, managers and/or officials. What could they see? hear? smell? taste? touch? You can use anything from your own experience/s as well.


Here is another fun way to keep active today. Play the game with your family:

Home learning for Thursday 16th April


  • Write down a sentence from your reading book. Identify which words are nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs (look them up if you can't remember what they mean). Use a key to show which is which.

  • Write 10 words with the suffix ‘tion’. Challenge - can you find 3 on your Year 5/6 word list?


Have a go at the Nrich activity: Reach 100. The webpage explains what you need to do. We would love to see your working out/findings from this problem.


Play an outdoor game with your family. It could be one you know or one you make up.


Try out a yoga story session. This one is Harry Potter themed!

Home learning for Wednesday 15th April


  • Write an acrostic poem about one of the settings you are reading at home.
  • Write down and underline the prefixes from these words: redecorate, illuminate, incomplete, submarine, unnecessary, disrespect.


Write 10 numbers in Roman numerals. Challenge - can you write your date of birth in Roman numerals?


Now Press Play (the pink headphones!) have just released some of their experiences which can be accessed at home. Follow this link: and use the password: nowpressplay

You won't need headphones, it can just play through your tablet or laptop. It might be fun for the whole family to join in!


Here's a fun way to keep active today: spell out your first name and create your workout! (Stolen from Year 6!)

Home learning for Tuesday 14th April


  • Describe a character from a book you are reading at home, think about their personality as well as looks.
  • Write as many suffixes as you can think of and a word with that spelling, such as: ‘ing’ - teasing


  • Oscar says 'the number 345,050 is three hundred and forty five thousand and five'. Explain why he is wrong.
  • 15mins of TT Rockstars. We're still beating Year 6 - keep it up!


Find out the shapes and names of 5 European countries. Draw and label them in your book.


Join Joe Wicks live on his you tube channel from 9am. 

Home learning for Easter Monday


  • Think of and write down 5 reasons why people should read books. 
  • What do you notice about these spellings: peace/piece, vein/vain, great/grate? Write 6 more examples of these.


  • Write down as many different ways as you can to make 24. Be creative with your calculations, using different operations (add, subtract, multiply and/or divide).
  • 15mins of TT Rockstars. We're currently beating Year 6 - keep it up!


We know how much you have enjoyed learning about the Tudors so your challange is to think of a historical/Tudor themed word for each letter of the alphabet.


If you ate a lot of Easter eggs yesterday, you will need to get up and active today! Try completing a scavenger hunt. It can be one you make up or you can try this one: A-Z scavenger hunt

Friday 10th April

Home learning pack for Year 5

Hi everyone,

Hope we are all well and enjoying the glorious weather we are having at the minute! smiley

Above is next week's grid of work to complete at home. Please keep sending your photos and documents. Have a look and see if your work has been added so far below!

Miss Mullis

Hi there Year 5. As we arrive at Easter weekend and week 3 of home learning, you should all be super proud of yourselves! This week saw a heated battle between Bowler hats and Panama hats on TT Rockstars and lots messages and photos coming in, showcasing the amazing learning you have been doing at home. Super impressed that some of you have joined Carol Vordeman's online maths learning, and smashing it - WOW! Don't forget, the next TT Rockstar battle is ALL of Year 5 against Year 6. You know what to do...

Have a lovely Easter weekend. Stay safe, keep smiling - and eat lots of chocolate! 

Miss Mullis 

Home Learning - Week 3 

Here are a few pictures of what we have been up to this week:

Some amazing craft and scientific learning, using light! 

Amazing Interview with a parent. Super proud :-) 

Getting busy writing the interview answers...

And THEN, showing some amazing typing and keybord skills. 

Some incredible outdoor exploration and learning about local history. 

We might not to be able to go on holiday, but the holidays still come to us. Fun back garden camping in this lovely warm weather :-) 

This really is AMAZING! Hair dying useing crepe paper! Made my day when this came through - super inventive and a great result. Who even knew it was a thing? And fabulous green hair over Easter weekend to boot! Hurrah! 

Home Learning for Good Friday

Literacy: Watch the Easter Story. Retell the story in your own words

Maths: We are entering our biggest TT Rockstars Battle yet Yr5 vs Yr6. Time to play!

Topic:  Design your own Easter egg using lots of crazy patterns and colours. Send your finished designs to us via email and we will put them up on this page.

PE:It's going to be a hot day. Why not enter into a water fight in your garden- ask permission first!

Home learning for Thursday 9th April

Thank you and well done for all your hard work for TT Rockstars Battle of the bands! It was close, but we were pipped at the post in the very last hour, having been in the lead ALL week. 

The next battle starts tomorrow, until next Friday. This time the battle is between Year 5 and Year 6. Come on Year 5's - WE CAN WIN! 

Literacy: Story task:  Design a setting for a spooky story . Think about any settings that they have encountered in stories before.  Write a short description including expanded noun phrases and fronted adverbials.

Practise spellings on Spelling Frame.

Maths: Go online onto Daily arithmetic . You should aim to work on level 4, 5 and 6 activities.

Topic: Complete your project and present it to someone in your house. Why not send it to us via email?

PE: Join Joe Wicks live on his you tube channel from 9am.

Remember to take lots of breaks as well. Spread your work out through the day.

We love seeing your work so don't forget to drop us an email to let us know how you are getting on and attach some photographs, if you can.

Home learning for Wednesday 8th April

Literacy: What makes your family different to other families? What makes them the same?  Write a poem about your family, you may even want to perform it too. 

Practise the 10 spellings you have been learning this week. Ask someone in your house to test you. Practise again, the ones you got wrong.

Maths: Play on Hit the Button -  focus on times tables, division facts and squared numbers.

15mins of TT Rockstars. It's the final day of the battle and there are less than 500 points between us...COME ON BOWLER HATS - WE MUST WIN! 

Topic: Write up your project. Try to present it in an interesting and imaginative way.

PE: Set up a simple circuit in your garden or front room. Complete each activity for 2minutes and rest for 1 minute between.


Home learning for Tuesday 7th April

Literacy: Use the summary of main events from Monday's work to create a comic strip. Remember to make you pictures detailed as these provide lots of information and use speech bubbles for dialogue.

Practise the next 5 words on the Year 5/ 6 Common Exception Words (see list). Try to spell these out loud then make it harder by trying to spell them backwards, without the vowels or by spelling out every other letter. Make it a game with you family! 

Maths: Get a piece of paper and show everything you know about addition and subtraction. This could be pictures, diagrams, explanations, methods etc. Be as creative as you want to be.

15mins of TT Rockstars. - We are STILL WINNING! Keep it up Year 5. 

Topic:  Carry on with your learning projects. Draft out your notes from yesterday into full sentences. Decide how you want to present the information

PE: Put on your favourite music and make up a warm up that moves all parts of your body. Teach it to a family member.

Remember to take lots of breaks as well. Spread your work out through the day.

We love seeing your work so don't forget to drop us an email to let us know how you are getting on and attach some photographs, if you can.

Friday 3rd April

Letter from Mrs Taylor

Home learning pack for Year 5

Year 5/6 word list

Hi everyone,

Hope you are all well and still smiling. I have uploaded a letter from Mrs Taylor and a new week's worth of work to keep you learning. Please read both carefully. This week has a theme called 'My family' and I'm looking forward to seeing what you will find out. Remember, I will be updating you from Monday with which activities I would like you to look at. Please keep sending me pictures/documents of what you've been doing as well.

Miss Mullis

Home Learning - Week 2 

Here are a few pictures of what we have been up to this week:

Very impressed with this Lego Technics car. 

Lovely colourful Tudor Rose. 

Lovely detailed Tudor Ship. 

Fantastic drawing skills in this Tudor Queen. 

Biography of William Shakespeare. Amazing presentation. 

Great poem about Fortnite! 

Home Learning - Week 1 

Here are a few pictures of what we have been up to this week:

 Amazing dried apple Tudor food activity


 Fabulously detailed Tudor house model


 Tudor baking - they look so delicious I can smell them from here!

 Amazing group project - recreating The War of the Roses on Minecraft

 Amazing arithmetic - ALL correct and super neat. 


 Great research - creating a Tudor timeline

Super neat handwriting and presentation - writing about the Tudors 

Young Voices

We had a fantastic time at the Young Voices concert! It was a brilliant night of singing and dancing.





Year 5 really enjoyed designing, making and eating their vegetable curries.

Forests Schools

Despite the cold weather, we had a lovely time outside. 


Christmas Play

On Wednesday 11th December, Year 4 and 5 performed their Christmas play: 'When Sasha got swept up the chimney'. The children worked so hard rehearsing the songs and learning their lines in a short space of time. The staff were very proud of two great performances.



'"This is a good school." "All pupils...are well supported and make good progress from their starting points." ’Ofsted 2017
'"There is a pleasant and calm atmosphere in the school." "Pupils feel safe at school, they trust adults and know there is always someone to turn to if they need help." ’Ofsted 2017
'"Pupils enjoy their school life, especially the opportunities they have to learn through a variety of activities." "Pupils readily engage in activities and develop their curiosity and an appetite for learning ’Ofsted 2017