Year 5

Week Starting 17 May 2020

Welcome Year 5 and all families to our weekly learning page. It’s been fantastic to see what you’ve all been doing over the last week.

Great VE day bunting from Aniela from Brigstock accompanied by a wonderful positive smile.

Archer from Cypress has sent us these brilliant pictures from illustrators his dad works with – amazing.

Can you read the message here?

Can you believe that this work was especially made for Pegasus?  Tremendous talent and thank you so much for thinking of us.


Tiana from EPS working hard on her literacy!

Jaden from WHJUN shows us his bunting displayed in the window.

Finlay at EPS is getting ready to tuck in to a VE day feast.

Ursula in Sycamore has a lovely selection of cakes on offer – I reckon after you see the Year 4 baking video you too could be in business!

Jaden’s positivity jar.  We could all make one of these.

We all hope that you are keeping well and helping at home. Well done to you if you managed to complete all the work from last week. The books, posters and recipes that some of you submitted on the blogs have been superb, thoughtful and detailed. Thank you to Rose and Kacey especially for your inspirational words and pictures. Marvellous work.

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 in extra activities. Mrs E has created some easy singing here so please click me!

You may also want to share some of your work from this week on your class blogs, by taking photos and contacting us here: AND on the class blogs SO that all your class can see and respond:

Activity 1 Activity 2 Activity 3
Monday RE – Artefacts in Judaism and making Challah bread Maths – Today we will be learning how to create rules of conversion between metric and imperial units of measurement. English – Writing comic strip thought bubbles

English – Reading

Help our oceans!

Maths – Converting between imperial units and metric units of capacity. Science – Metamorphosis

English – Writing

Today we want you to create an acrostic poem

Maths – We convert between imperial units and metric units of weight. PHSE – Discussion on friendship online

English- Reading

Fun magazine

Maths – We convert between imperial units and metric units of length/distance. Art  – Rangoli patterns

English – Writing

Today you are going to be creating a persuasive advert

Pegasus – Photography Challenge Mondrian art maths puzzles  and games on Transum to solve problems

Kyle’s limerick from EPS

Arian with his Mario artwork

Melissa’s dead sea scrolls. Looks intriguing. The sort of views that you can see if you’re a teacher and you run REALLY early in the morning. It’s all out there Year 5
You will all know the ‘thought for the week’ section in your reading diaries so let’s start this week off with a thought from Mr Robins at EPS.  It’s all about what I have found really hard and my wife tells me off a lot about (and my dad and my friends and my neighbours and my cats) PATIENCE!!! 



Activity 1: Let us start with some RE and where our first activity this week is to look at some artefacts and learn their significance to Jewish people then have a go at  making your own one here!

Activity 2: Today we watch a video lesson about converting between metric units of measurement and imperial units of measurement. It discusses how we create our conversion rules for each of the units of measurement. We then need to complete the worksheet that forms the basis of our learning for the rest of the week. Thank you to Mr Kelly for this week’s  maths work. (Please note that metric and imperial conversions are approximate and some differences can occur between conversions)
ACTIVITY 3: Retell Flotsam as a comic strip. Fill in the comic speech bubbles with your own speech and action words for the picture book. Create captions for the pictures. Get creative with your language! Thank you to Ms. Fernandes for creating  the English this week.

Good work people.


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:Reading

Help our oceans!

Watch this clip from the National Geographic about saving our oceans. Keeping in mind that our new book is ‘Flotsam’, think about the other things found in the ocean. Answer the questions on ‘Help our oceans’ below.


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

Activity 2:Using the rules we created yesterday, we’ll learn to convert between imperial and metric units of measurement on capacity. This is particularly important if you’ve been cooking as we’re converting between ounces and millilitres and ounces come up quite often in American recipes.

Now for some thoughts on how we understand changes…

Activity 3: Time to look at some science on how  wildlife changes  as they grow and what are similarities  and differences between them? What are the different stages and can we compare to how we are born and develop? Use the text to summarise the parts they go through. Video here


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





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

Activity 1: Our next activity is Writing.

Thank a Teacher Day!

Today is National Thank a Teacher Day! There are several teachers in our school that have been working very hard in this challenging time and miss you greatly! Today we want you to create an acrostic poem about the teachers in your school. Use the template to help! The government have also created a website to send free e-cards to a teacher and have provided you with resources to make for your teacher. Get creative and I am sure they will be very thankful for your kind messages today. Take a look here:

    • An example of one is here to watch..if you can make a video!

Let’s have a go at our topic Maths now…

Activity 2: Maths – Again, using the rules we created on Monday, today we’ll learn how to convert between imperial and metric on weight. You often hear people discuss the weight of babies in pounds but today when a baby is born the weight is given in kilograms…and then someone is sure to ask you “what’s that in pounds?”.


Activity 3: PHSE  – Here we are looking at what it means to be safe online and how to identify possible hazards when we spend time alone on the internet. Watch and pause the video when questions arise to write down your ideas and thoughts… Ask an adult to print off pages  6, 9 and 10 only – to to do the card sorts from video  below. The video below will take you through it.

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 fun reading…

Activity 1: Reading

Today we want you to take some time to enjoy reading. Have a read of this fun magazine, getting up, close and personal with a lion family! Remember you can also find a range of books on Oxford Owl.

On Oxford Owls please choose class login and enter the details:
username: patyear5
password: Logon5

exact letters as you see lower or upper case is important so small p and big L

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

Activity 2: Today we’ll complete our work on converting, this time doing length and distance between imperial and metric. This is one that is still very prominent as distance on UK highways is measured in miles and speed is measured in miles per hour. Many building materials still measure in feet and inches and people will tell you their height in feet too.



Activity 3: ART and using Rangoli patterns to create own images!

What are Rangoli patterns?

A Rangoli is a colourful design made on the floor using coloured rice powder. It is often used by Hindus throughout Diwali. Another form of Rangoli pattern is Mendhi which is used to decorate hands and feet during festivals and weddings. In maths, Rangoli patterns are a creative way to discover symmetry, reflection and tessellation. Maths on Toast is inviting families to create their own designs throughout the year, at monthly Pancras Square Library sessions and  will be bringing everyone’s Rangolis together in a community celebration exhibition in August 2020!



YEAHH! It’s Friday…

Activity 1:Writing

Today you are going to be creating a persuasive advert to sell the Melville underwater camera from Flotsam! Persuade people on eBay to buy this antique beauty, instead of the latest camera. Even though the picture quality might not be as good as the newest iPhone, it is antique and can be used underwater!


Activity 2: Get your scarf  on, get your cameras out and use those sharp eyes to snap the purrfect pic…have a watch below and send in ASAP!

Activity 3: Mondrian art puzzles

and Transum maths –  You can get a very good insight into mathematical ideas, concepts and patterns by playing some of the games presented on this page. Whether it’s a strategy game or our popular Tran Towers and Tran Tunnels we hope you have fun learning mathematics. Well done, look back other weeks and year groups to see how you can help your little or big sis or bro!


Extra Activities

Extra Activities:

  • Create a poster helping save the ocean
  • Florence Nightingale guided reading – see below for activity sheet and for …
  • Bookmark corner origami for reading

BBC learning ideas here for you to look at if all done and more below. ..


If you feel stressed about coronavirus, you’re not alone. Coronavirus (COVID-19) has had ripple effects into almost every aspect of our lives. Here are some helpful ideas…

It’s natural to feel anxiety when we face a crisis, the unknown, or sudden change. It’s a normal reaction to feel the need for safety, certainty, predictability, and control.

Anxiety is a normal emotion and serves as a signal to pay attention so we can protect ourselves. Anxiety alerts us. It prompts us to adapt. But when we’re overwhelmed by anxiety, it sometimes can do more harm than good.

When anxiety becomes overwhelming, we’re less able to rise to a challenge, and sometimes we get stuck.

Here are some tips that can help you cope with anxiety and give you a sense of control even during an uncertain time. Many are simple techniques with proven benefits.

Follow the advice of experts. First, know what to do to avoid the spread of germs. This not only helps keep you safer, it gives you  a sense of control! Follow the expert guidelines for health and safety. Wash your hands well and often. Keep surfaces clean. Stay at home. Keep a safe distance from others. When you do these things, you protect yourself, your family, and your community.

Notice, label, and accept your emotions. When you feel anxious, quietly say to yourself, “OK, there’s my anxiety again.” Just putting a label on what we feel helps reduce our concern.

Accept anxiety as one of your many emotions. Don’t ignore it, fight it, reject it, or be afraid of it. Don’t judge yourself for feeling it. Be kind. Give yourself permission to be human.

Keep it in perspective and notice the good. Don’t let anxiety run the show. It’s one part of your emotional life, but it’s not the whole thing. Leave room to challenge yourself: Is there anything going well? What positive things have happened that make me think this anxious thought might not be accurate?

Direct your attention or practice mindfulness. When you notice anxious thoughts, know that you don’t have to dwell on them. Direct your attention to things that help you feel calm. You can use techniques such as guided imagery (easily found on YouTube or Google Video) or mindfulness practices that help you focus on being in the moment.


Practice breathing. Just pausing to take a breath can calm you in a difficult moment. It can help you pause before you react, and choose how to react. Specifically, “belly breathing” or diaphragmatic breathing is most helpful. Practice for 5–10 minutes a day. Try an app like “Belly Bio” that is free to download.

Reach out to others. Staying in touch with friends and family is good for you and for them. Feeling close to others reduces anxiety, and has been known to boost the immune system. Even though we’re staying home, we can reach out by phone, video chat, or social media. We can feel close, even while we’re apart. Practice physical distancing, but social togetherness.

Practice gratitude. Noticing what we’re grateful for is a powerful remedy to anxiety. Showing gratitude is another way to feel close to others. It benefits your mood and your health. Say a simple heartfelt thank-you. Make a list of what you’re grateful for. Send a letter to someone who’s helped you. Let loved ones know how much they mean to you.

Be awed by nature. Even 5 minutes spent appreciating nature can lower anxiety and blood pressure. It raises emotional awareness and makes you calm.

Hope these help. Mr S

Music teachers wide range of lessons to join in here

Continue with this for the rest  of the week and try and complete all over the term, send in a pic or work to blog!

‘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.

Downloads for Extra Activities

Published on 17th May, 2020

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