Year 5

Week Starting 27 April 2020

Welcome Year 5 and all families to our weekly learning for week two of the summer term.

We all hope that you are keeping well and helping each other at home. Well done to you if you managed to complete the work from last week. The books, posters and recipes that some of you submitted on the blogs have been exceptional!

REMINDER ! All Bug clubbers and Lexians🙂

Please try answer ALL of the questions carefully and choose the most 
accurate answer in order to move on. Each bug icon needs to be completed. 

Lovely to see maths progress of work covered over the term being checked by Haniya. The number sequences look correct!

Remember to keep your answers and projects in a folder, so when we come back we can share all the lovely work you have done.

Please have a go at some extra music making, singing and playing activities you can find below. The homemade orchestra is a beauty from Mr Santos. Brilliant to see and hear all our music teachers and our EPS  friend Ed Sheeran.

Mrs E has created some easy singing here.

You may also want to share some of your work from this week on your class blogs, by taking photos and uploading AND on the class blogs SO all class see and respond if possible!😉

Activity 1 Activity 2 Activity 3
Monday English – poetry quotes and images links Pegasus trust challenge!!  OUR ‘FAVE’ IS THE SOCIALLY DISTANCING  Panda Cam Music –  the ‘sing your heart out’ sessions and tutorials
Tuesday English – character descriptions Maths – compare decimals PSHE – Thinking really carefully about our wellbeing in these unique times
Wednesday English – learning about poetic techniques! Maths – rounding decimals. PE  – choice of two activities
Thursday History  – thinking about crime in the past and  having a look at what Tudors had to people do for their sins! Maths – decimals and ordering Art  – create own stencil images really simply with a plate and brush  in style of Banksy, remember to use cardboard on paper as its great and messy!
Friday Reading – Earth Day reading and explore the world we live in. Maths – Decimals, percentages and fractions. Science  – Life cycle of insects film and précis.

Mr. Sawh

Good luck with work all just back from a walk before I check blogs….hope you posted 🦄!
Went for a walk in park this morning and saw a lovely brook…a very small river and found this poem to read when I got back saw this mother fox watching ! She has 2 Cubs just on her right!!
The Brook

Alfred TennysonBy Alfred TennysonMore Alfred Tennyson click me

I come from haunts of coot and hern,
I make a sudden sally
And sparkle out among the fern,
To bicker down a valley.

By thirty hills I hurry down,
Or slip between the ridges,
By twenty thorpes, a little town,
And half a hundred bridges.

Till last by Philip’s farm I flow
To join the brimming river,
For men may come and men may go,
But I go on for ever.

I chatter over stony ways,
In little sharps and trebles,
I bubble into eddying bays,
I babble on the pebbles.

With many a curve my banks I fret
By many a field and fallow,
And many a fairy foreland set
With willow-weed and mallow.

I chatter, chatter, as I flow
To join the brimming river,
For men may come and men may go,
But I go on for ever.

I wind about, and in and out,
With here a blossom sailing,
And here and there a lusty trout,
And here and there a grayling,

And here and there a foamy flake
Upon me, as I travel
With many a silvery waterbreak
Above the golden gravel,

And draw them all along, and flow
To join the brimming river
For men may come and men may go,
But I go on for ever.

I steal by lawns and grassy plots,
I slide by hazel covers;
I move the sweet forget-me-nots
That grow for happy lovers.

I slip, I slide, I gloom, I glance,
Among my skimming swallows;
I make the netted sunbeam dance
Against my sandy shallows.

I murmur under moon and stars
In brambly wildernesses;
I linger by my shingly bars;
I loiter round my cresses;

And out again I curve and flow
To join the brimming river,
For men may come and men may go,
But I go on for ever.

Lovely to how words bring up great images. What are your impressions and thoughts? Love the repetition of  ‘I’ and that last line ..

Saw great opportunity for a picture of the sunlight.

Home learning… let’s fill that blog people!


Good morning and what a beautiful week of weather we have had. Hope you have had breakfast and helped out with a job!

Activity 1: Let us start with some English and where our first activity this week is to read the poem ‘The Highwayman’ and complete the sheet. Write one quote from the poem to represent the image.

Well tried, now let’s try out THE PEGASUS TRUST CHALLENGE TO SEND a post card from the zoo.

Activity 2: The activity is to make a virtual visit to one of the zoos in the list attached and  draw a picture on  a postcard and write home to a friend using the attached  template below.  virtual zoo links found here just scroll down to zoos!

Time for some Music (click me to rock and roll)

Activity 3: These sessions here are from one of our many brilliant music teachers at the Trust  which gives the children to some stress -busting simple singing tips and opportunities for singing practice.

Wide range of Music lessons to join in here!


Phew, that was good. Now have good rest of day and see you tomorrow!


Hello there!  We hope you had a good night’s sleep and that you are ready to start the day with some English?

Activity 1: Today we will be focusing on character description! Annotate the image and describe the Highwayman’s appearance and personality using the poem to help you!

Maths continues today, so let’s have a go…

Activity 2:  Comparing Decimals. Advice and support:
Example 1: When we compare numbers, we first look at the highest place value so how do we compare these numbers using symbols  4.56 and 5.47?  In this case, the ones is the highest place value and 5 is a greater value than 4 so we know this is the larger number.

Now for some thoughts on how we are doing and looking after ourselves.

Activity 3: Time to look at some personal and health issues.

Read the statements  in the download section below and  think best sums up what we mean when we talk about mental health – explain and justify your ideas. Everyone has physical health (which is about their body), everyone also has mental health – both children and adults – which is about our mind,  emotions and feelings.

Well done, these are really unique times we are living through but we will all be safe and well if we carefully look after our own minds and bodies and those around us too. See you tomorrow!





It’s Wednesday already! English to get us going today.

Activity 1: Our next activity is a fun matching activity. Look at the sheets in the downloads section below and match the quote to the correct poetic device. Poetic devices include metaphors, personification, alliteration, onomatopoeia and similes.

Such a good poem and the images are superb that are created. Let’s have a go at our topic Maths now…

Activity 2: Rounding decimals today and here’s some tips :
The rules for rounding decimals are the same as the rules for whole
Step 1: Decide on the place the number is to be rounded to.
Step 2: Look at the first digit to the right of that place.
Step 3: If the digit is equal to or more than 5, round up
Step 4: If the digit is less than 5, round down.
Step 5: We may drop the zeros

Great work people – now it’s PE time now so have a stretch and breathe in…it’s time for getting your heart rate up.

Activity 3: Keep those limbs in good shape and watch your back as we all have a good workout using these activities! You can be a Level 1 or a Level 3 superstar.  Click Can’t Touch This Workout HITT to begin.
Good work today year 5. See you all tomorrow.


Good morning all – hope you slept well?.

REMINDER ! All Bug clubbers and Lexians🙂Please try answer ALL of the questions carefully and choose the most accurate answer in order to move on. Each bug icon needs to be completed.

Today let us look at some History ideas for what crime in the past looked like…

Activity 1: As part of looking into the past of crime and punishment have a look at these images from the Tudors and consider what was is used for? What crime? Would you bring it back and for what crimes today!?

Maths today is tricky today but have a good go at it!

Activity 2: Some help for today with ordering decimals.  Please see the sheet in the ‘downloads section below.  Questions asking you to order nearly always present the numbers in horizontal format – this makes comparing numbers with a differing number of digits difficult. The best solution to that is create your own vertical table that will allow you to compare them and then put them into order. Youll then use the same strategies you used yesterday to do this.

Now, let us turn our eyes to see if this is a Crime and/or art?

Activity 3: Click here for image – for what some might say that  graffiti is a crime or is it really just art on a wall?

Create a Banksy style stencilled image with just a paper plate, scissors, paint and a brush. A chosen image of a girl with a red balloon flying away is my favourite and  is drawn on a paper plate and cut out to leave an empty silhouette.

The plate is then placed in position on a chosen background and paint is applied to the stencil either by spraying or stippling with a thick brush.


It was quite tempting to do one on my kitchen wall to surprise my wife when she walked in but the 3 cats all said its meow a good idea ! See you all tomorrow 😉


YEAHH! It’s Friday and let’s look at some Earth Day Reading Activities –  click here for reading resources on the web. Answers from page 37 onward.

Activity 1: Did you know it was Earth Day on 22nd April? Please read the article from the National Geographic and complete the questions.  I hope you enjoy this article and follow some of the suggestions about how YOU can help save these animals!

Maths today is to  to try these little problems!

Activity 2: Well done this week on tricky stuff – here we look at the links between the decimals and fractions/percentages. Lot of advice below on work – remember – fractions, decimals and percentage are three different ways of representing less than one.

Activity 3: Sit back and relax but check under the sofa for creepy crawlies!!

Science (click here) and watch the  BBC insects programme and see if you can summarise in only 5 short paragraphs the life and experiences of the insects – use whatever sub heading you think suits best. You will have to ask parent/carer to sign into BBC i player for this.


‘Darwin’s stag beetle fights in the tree tops with huge curved jaws. The camera flies with millions of monarch butterflies which migrate 2000 miles, navigating by the sun. Super-slow motion shows a bombardier beetle firing boiling liquid at enemies through a rotating nozzle. A honey bee army stings a raiding bear into submission. Grass cutter ants march like a Roman army, harvesting grass they cannot actually eat!’


Extra Activities

Music teachers wide range of lessons to join in here


‘Crime & Punishment’ Thematic Project Ideas.

Please find below suggested activities for thematic project homework. Complete at least 3 pieces of project work per theme but can to do more if they wish to.

Research about the role of the police force and create a



Write a poem or song which summarises something that you have learnt about Crime and Punishment. Create a word search or crossword using

vocabulary from our topic.

Create a mind map about Crime and









Make a model of the Tower of London. Write a diary entry in role as a Highwayman. Describe a day in your life. Draw a picture of yourself behind bars and write a paragraph about what it is like in prison and whether you should be there! Investigate 3 different punishments that have been used in England. Do you think it was right to use these punishments? Write a play about the Gunpowder Plot (include Guy Fawkes, Robert Catesby and King James I as characters).
Create 10-15 challenging quiz questions about famous criminals and how they were punished. Identify key terms we’ve used in our Crime and Punishment topic and write a dictionary/glossary. Design a model of stocks (does not need to be life size!).


Create a wanted poster for a famous criminal. Create a fact file about famous people who were executed at the Tower of London.
Create your own book of law for your own town/city. Research the role/historical importance of a Beefeater. Create a picture of the Tower of London. Write a fact file about


Is graffiti a crime or art? Write a letter outlining your opinion. Use P.E.E.

Published on 27th April, 2020

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