Year 5

Week Starting 14 June 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 few weeks.



Google meets will happen on Wednesdays at 11 45 am, where as a Year 5 we can come together and meet up! Click here for details for class meets times and access names.

In order to access this meeting you will need to sign in to Google Meet:  You can do so using your .306 username followed by eg: — type this in accurately or copy and paste it!

Your password is the password you normally use with your .306 username.  These are the same as the login that you use to log into the school computers. You can then join a meeting using the nickname/meeting code:year5June17

How To Access A Google Meet – this document includes instructions of how to access a Google Meet from a laptop, desktop, smart phone and tablet.

If you have any problems please let your teacher know via the class blog

Well done all of you who met the staff last week- they loved seeing you!


Thank you to Mr Kelly and Ms Fernandes for  the work this week, and of course a tiny sprinkling of video glitter from myself,  and the all the Team for ideas and work to help us keep on improving the work on the pages. I also like to say thank you to the kind words from parents and carers who try to get through as much work as possible.

Genesis in Brigstock and Ruby at Cypress for the constructive feedback on early pages – thank  you.

If you have summer holiday learning ideas let us know so we can plan ahead for the break which is rushing towards us.

Mr Sawh

Aniela scroll 5F showing precise letter shapes in which language?


Wow – great colours and thanks to the NHS by Emely 5F using all the shades of the rainbow


Yum! some Challah bread making here looks Hovislicious from Malia 5F



Ryan 5F preparing the scroll here carefully! A well deserved than you to Ms F – love the hair ;} Ryan on fire with an acrostic poem that lit up the site !

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.

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


Early work maths

Properties of shapes – Regular and Irregular Polygons.


Alternative ending storyboard for ‘The Island’


Dealing with emotions



Early work maths

3D shapes.




Refugee Week Activities



Tower of London


Early work maths

Calculating lengths and angles in shapes.


Character and

Setting Plan


Oxford owls read/maths or catch up on crime unit activities in extras

Early work maths

Calculating angles on a straight line.



Refugee Week Comprehension


Pegasus challenge and/or Father’s day cards



Early work maths

Calculating angles around a point



My alternative

ending to ‘The Island’






Activity 1: Maths Shapes

Begin by watching Mr Kelly’s video where he takes you through a reminder of some of the properties of triangles and quadrilaterals and gives you tips on estimating and calculating angles– this is particularly important if you don’t have a protractor. There is a worksheet (in the download section below) to complete once you’ve done that.


Activity 2: Literacy –  Alternative ending storyboard for ‘The Island’
Watch Miss Fernandes’ video for our storyboard task this week. As it is Refugee Week, our main focus will be looking at how we should encourage equality and justice in our world for all.

ACTIVITY 3:PLEASE READ LESSON PLAN BEFORE DELIVERY – Discussion based!!]Watch this to start the idea of control over emotions…

In these activities we will  describe what can impact on mental health (life events and circumstances) and how mental wellbeing can be affected . Also, we will recognise conflicting emotions and when these might be experienced . Let’s think how to explain how feelings and emotions change over time  and we will identify positive actions to support mental wellbeing during difficult times – like we are in now…

Good work people.



Activity 1: Maths.

Firstly , watch this video to see how 3D shape ‘nets’ work:

Then, if you’re lucky enough to have a printer, you can print out these nets and, using scissors and glue, make your own 3D shapes and get a real feel for the way they fold and it will help you to visualise how a 2D representation folds up.

Finally, complete the worksheet (in the download section below) to help reinforce your learning.


Activity 2: Refugee Week Activities
Read the ‘key facts’ on page 3 and complete one or more of the activities in the workbook.  The animated poem you are about to watch is called ‘Help Them Feel At Home’, it tells the story of a young refugee named Sana and a toy dinosaur named Dino and their difficult journey to find safety in the UK

Now for some thoughts on the Tower!

Watch this in blocks of  4 mins and summarise

Activity 3A: Tower of London 

A world known place but for what? In this activity  we would like you to listen to the presentation then consider what questions you have on this haunting and incredible building! There are some activities after to do after as well.

Create questions about what you would like to find out about the tower after the talk from the teacher.

EXAMPLES using these starters…
What was the reason it was built and did punishment change during the different periods?

When did someone break out?


ACTIVITY 3B: What is the most important function of the Tower of London?
Think about:
Why have you chosen this particular function?

Have you chosen which is important now, over time, or for a particular period in time (like the Tudors)?

Have to be by yourself this one –  you will have classroom activity sheet with a guide to the different functions of the Tower including a sorting exercise to help YOU to explore the key functions in more detail.

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!

Activity 1: Maths

Today, we’re drawing together our skills from area, perimeter and angles and working around 90 degrees.   Confident mathematicians can attempt the worksheet (in the download section below) immediately but if you’re less confident or you’ve struggled a little, watch the guidance video for some support and tips before attempting the worksheet. It’s important to remember we’re calculating today and not measuring and so you won’t need a protractor.

Let’s have a go at…

Activity 2: Character and Setting Plan
Use the planning sheet to plan your main character and setting for your ending. Remember to use ISPACE and direct speech! We will write our ending on Friday.

Activity 3: Choice is yours…maths online…crime project or chill with..Reading

Today we want you to take some time to enjoy reading. 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


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…


Activity 1:Calculating angles on a straight line.

Today’s learning is again about calculating angles, this time on a straight line. How many degrees are there on a straight line? Watch Mr Kelly’s guidance video for some extra tips before completing the worksheet (in the downloads section below).

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

Activity 2:Refugee Week Comprehension
Watch this YouTube clip.

Think about how challenging and scary it must be to be a refugee to move to a new country. Using the information in the video, answer the questions and complete the challenge if you are feeling brave!


Activity 3: Quiz Master Challenge! Thank you to Ms Bryne for this task

If you’ve been keeping an eye on the website every Friday, you might have been enjoying the quizzes set by Mr Robins.  There’s been a logos quiz, a musical intros quiz and a spot the difference quiz.  Some of the schools did a ‘teachers in their childhood days’ photo quiz – did you manage to guess any?  You and your family may have been spending some time doing family quizzes on Zoom – it’s certainly been a feature of lockdown in lots of the teachers’ houses.  Now it’s over to you!

This week’s challenge is to create a quiz.  You could keep it simple and write ten questions on a topic of your choice or you could create a photo quiz to see if your friends and family can guess the item or character from a photo showing only a small part of it.  You could write a ‘What am I?’ quiz – write 3 clues and see who can guess what or who you are.

Here are a few ideas to get you thinking:

Name it:

What am I?

I live in the ocean.  I have 8 tentacles.  I have three hearts.  What am I?


What links…

What links Hobnob, Digestive and Bourbon?  (answer: all types of biscuit)

What links Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace and Big Ben?  (answer: all London landmarks)

Ms Sampson absolutely loves quizzes and is our official Pegasus Academy Trust Quizmaster – perhaps she will use one of your excellent creations for her next quiz meeting.   Don’t forget to email them to your home learning email address or post them on your blog.

Happy quizzing!



YEAHH! It’s Friday…


Activity 1: Calculating angles around a point.

It’s Friday! And to complete the week, we’re using a complete circle. If yesterday’s learning was clear and you know how many degrees there are in a circle, then head straight to the worksheet in the downloads below. If you’d feel more comfortable with some quick guidance and tips them take a look at this short video first.

Activity 2: My alternative ending to ‘The Island’
Today we will end our learning on ‘The Island’ with your ending! Today, you are the author and illustrator of the book and you will re-write the ending using your plans from Monday and Wednesday. You can publish this however you like – perhaps on your laptop, making a paper book or using the template provided. Good luck!



In this activity you will explore the different journeys made by refugees. Taking inspiration from illustrations by Ghaith Abdul-Ahad, Kate Evans and David Foldvari, children will work with pencils, pencil crayon and fineliners to create individual parts of a myriorama (a set of cards which can be arranged to form different pictures) of an endless journey

Watch this for few minutes with children to see life on the other side..



The journeys refugees make are often long and involve different modes of transport through different environments. Sometimes they make parts of the journey alone, or with family and sometimes with large groups of other people. Take a look at what the following images tell you about where and how people are making their journeys…


Extra Activities

Google Class Meets:
Make sure to check out when your Google Class Meet is happening!

Refugee week ideas below

Please take the  time to catch up any previous weeks learning as the Y5 team have posted some good stuff for you to do….then some Covid guidance from questions you have raised on blogs and on phone calls home.

Extra Activities you may have missed bit please try and catch up topic project ideas at the end …

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 14th June, 2020

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