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Here is the home learning for Year 5 this week.

We just wanted to add a little note to say that we understand this is a very anxious time for everyone and the thought of home schooling their children is a very daunting one for many parents. Please do not feel overwhelmed and that you have to provide a full on school time table for your child. Do what you can, when you can and try and enjoy having sometime together as a family, if you are able. Remember, they will also learn through other activities such as baking, planting seeds in the garden or working in the garage with dad! Take this time to teach them a wider range of skills that are not always on offer in the classroom. Lastly, please ask for help if you need it and we will assist you in any way we can!


Mrs Raffety and Mrs Charles



Maths Home Learning 1.06.20



Look through the above power point. There are lots of different angles mentioned in this power point. Go on an “Angle hunt” either in your house/garden or during a social distancing walk. So how many angles you an find. Can you find an example of each angle?

Why not take picture of some of your angles and send them to the class email?

Play times table bingo with someone in your family.


Using the power point from yesterday. Create your own angles poster/information page showing the different angles and how you can tell the difference.

Complete another mental arithmetic sheet.


Look at the “Angles art” document. How manty different types of angles can you see? Now try to create your own piece of angles art. It would be lovely for you to email some of them to me!

Practise a times table challenge sheet.


Download the “Measuring angels” sheet (there is a separate sheet for challenge 1 or they can have a go at Challenge 2’s sheet. I will let you decide if you would like a challenge!)


Challenge 2- use a protractor to measure the angle.

Challenge 3- use a protractor to measure the angles, draw your own angles and then name each of the angles as to whether you think they are acute, obtuse or reflex angles.


Here is a sheet with a protractor template on it in case you do not have your own protractor.


Complete a timed times table sheet.




Download the angle spinner document along with the angle flash cards document. Follow the instructions on the angle spinner document.


Practice your 8 times table. You could make a pairs game or simply practice writing it out.

Here are some of your times table sheets for you to practice. If you times table level is not here, let me know and I will add it on.



Monday 1st June

Our English topic for the next two weeks is ‘Discussion texts’.

  • Read through the different slides on the ‘Discussion Texts’ powerpoint. Look at the different features of this type of writing. Read through the example on slides 6 and 7 which is debating whether Goldilocks should be punished for breaking into the three bears’ cottage. Look at how I have underlined and labelled some of the different features.


  • Open the ‘Discussion Text’ PDF for your challenge. Underline and label or write out as many examples of the features of Discussion Texts as you can (look at slides 3 and 4 of the powerpoint to help you).
  • Look at the next ten spellings on the statutory spelling list (persuade to recommend) and write a sentence using each one to show that you know what it means.

    Tuesday 2nd June   
  • Read for at least half an hour (either your own book or a book from your ‘Epic!’ account).
  • Click on your challenge’s ‘Discussion text for sorting’ and decide which statements are for the subject of discussion and which are against. (Ch3 – please choose one of the arguments and write a paragraph to support that statement.)

Wednesday 3rd June

  • You could use the ‘Writing a Balanced Argument’ powerpoint to help you structure your writing.
  • Try and find a nice quiet place to write – maybe put on some relaxing music and write independently for at least 45 minutes if you can.
  • I would love to see some of your discussion texts.

Thursday 4th June

  • Read for at least half an hour (either your own book or a book from your ‘Epic!’ account).
  • Watch the videos to remind yourself about modal verbs.
  • Highlight the modal verbs in the piece of text in Activity 1 then have a go at the quiz below it.
  • Click on the PDF for your challenge and complete the activities.

Friday 5th June

  • Choose an activity from either of the Word Work PDFs to practise this week’s spellings.


  • Get yourself a piece of lined paper (or you could print off the PDF below) and a handwriting pen. Copy out the poem ‘I Bought a Pet Banana’ in your best handwriting. Take your time.  Look at the size and the shape of the letters and the way they are joined to each other.

As well as your Maths and English activities this week, we would also like you to do the following:


  • Science: 

    Think about what happens to our bodies during "old age"and how life might be more difficult for an older person than a younger person and what objects are around that help with this. Some examples are walking sticks, hearing aids, mobility scooters, stair lifts....


    Design a product that could help a person in old age. Create a detailed diagram showing your product and write a paragraph to explain how you think it would help a person during old age.

  • R.E. In Judaism, it is considered a duty to give to charity and this is called Tzedakah. This is based on the word Tzedeh, which means justice. Jews often donate before Shabbat starts on a Friday. They then pass on ‘full’ boxes to charity. Watch the video clip Tzedakah boxes are decorated in lots of different ways. There are some examples below. I would like you to use the template to decorate your own Tzedakah box and write the different charitable causes that you think are important around it. E.g. helping the homeless, clean water for all etc.
  • Art: Look at the powerpoint talking about the life and art of Gustav Klimt.
  • Gustav Klimt used lots of gold and coloured shapes in his paintings. Look particularly at his ‘Tree of Life’ painting on slides 15,16 and 17. Using the instructions below, I would like you to create your own ‘Tree of Life’, decorating it with different collage materials such as shiny paper, beads, coloured shapes and ribbon.
  • Please send me photos of your finished pictures! smiley

We'd love to hear how you are all doing so please drop us a message via the class email if you can. Take care and keep well....

Mrs Charles and Mrs Raffety smiley

Year 5 Trip to Batchworth Canal Centre

Year 5 Trip to Batchworth Canal Centre 1 Learning at the Lock
Year 5 Trip to Batchworth Canal Centre 2
Year 5 Trip to Batchworth Canal Centre 3
Year 5 Trip to Batchworth Canal Centre 4 A Victorian way of life
Year 5 Trip to Batchworth Canal Centre 5
Year 5 Trip to Batchworth Canal Centre 6
Year 5 Trip to Batchworth Canal Centre 7
Year 5 Trip to Batchworth Canal Centre 8
Year 5 Trip to Batchworth Canal Centre 9
Year 5 Trip to Batchworth Canal Centre 10 A trip down the canal
Year 5 Trip to Batchworth Canal Centre 11
Year 5 Trip to Batchworth Canal Centre 12