Year 5

Home Learning (School Closure)

Dear Year 5,

My letter this week comes from one of your class friends. It's a letter from Jack who's been working hard to earn his Blue Peter Badges of Summer. Jack is having such a fun time collecting them, I asked him to share his experiences to inspire more of you to join the Blue Peter Badges of Summer Challenge. Not only is it great fun doing the activities, when you have collected your badges, they entitle to free entry to a huge range of attractions - I've popped a link below. Over to Jack:

To Everybody in Year 5,

I don’t know if you know but on the Blue Peter show they are doing ‘The six badges of summer challenge’. Each week you can earn a different badge; blue badge, environment badge, sports badge, music badge, fan club badge and the silver badge. 

I have got the blue badge and have applied for the sport and environment badges and I’m no working towards the fan club and music badge. You can apply for the badges in any order you which, but you need the blue badge before you can apply for the silver badge.

On the Blue Peter website they show you how to apply foe each badge and give you some ideas. 

I’m having loads of fun trying new things for each badge and I thought you all would as well.

Missing everyone lots and can’t wait to see you all with your new Blue Peter Badges.

From Jack 

Huge thanks to Jack for inspiring us all! Send photos of earning your badges to me so I can share your fun with each other.

Have fun, stay safe and take care,

Mrs Hannon

Please contact me or send copies of your work to e-schools, Facebook or 

Oracy- what is it? 

‘reading and writing float on a sea of talk’


The ability to speak eloquently, articulate ideas and thoughts, influence through talking, collaborate with peers, and have the confidence to express views are vital skills that support success in learning and life in general. With employers now rating communication skills as their highest priority, above even qualifications, the ability to express ideas is more important than ever before.

The benefits of oracy skills go far beyond academic achievement and employability however, they boost a whole range of social, emotional and interpersonal skills, including self-confidence, self-awareness, resilience and empathy. Having the skills and confidence to speak up and believe in yourself has also been shown to enhance our sense of happiness and well-being, preventing the isolation that comes from feeling side-lined. 

‘If you teach kids to debate you give them a chance to have their voice heard, and you give them the power not to be ignored’.

Through verbally elaborating on each other’s idea, building on the contributions of others, and questioning the basis of each other’s thinking, students actively engage in and monitor their own learning, deepening their understanding of concepts and ideas.

The cognitive benefits of oracy are reflected in the robust evidence that quality  talk has a measurable impact on academic attainment (Alexander 2012). These benefits include greater retention of subject-specific knowledge, vocabulary acquisition, and reasoning skills and can be found across the curriculum.

Please use the  weekly resources below to develop your child`s oracy skills. 

These are a one-stop shop and provide all your learning for the week broken down into 5 easily manageable activities for Reading, Writing, Spelling, Maths and Topic. You can choose to do these instead of the reading, writing and maths lessons listed further down the page.
Each week, I will post a new reading comprehension passage with questions. Read the text and answer the range of questions which each help you to practice the six key reading skills you need to practise and develop.
Reading General resources
I'm going to enjoy reading every day for half an hour! I've got loads of books lined up which I can't wait to read.  What's on your reading list? Below, I've added some resources which include famous authors reading their books to you, ideas for reading with your family (including pets) and some free books to download. Create a reading journal like you have in school to remember all the books you'll enjoy over the coming weeks. Write it, draw it, doodle it, continue it - there are no rules, just however you want to record your likes, dislikes, feelings, own experiences, connections, characters, settings, confusions, inspirations... 
Here are a series of daily writing opportunities. Each lesson contains a Story Starter, some questions to help you engage with the photo and story, some sentence challenges, an opportunity to treat sick sentences and finally a drawing task to illustrate your learning.
If you would prefer to work through a series of lessons which build up to longer writing activity, please follow the link to Weekly Lessons. These resources are year 5 specific and contain lesson presentations and progressive activities for the week building up to a longer writing activity.
Week 14: 13- 17 July 2020
Daily Lesson
Week 13: 6-10 July 2020
Daily Lesson
Week 12: 29- 3 July 2020
Weekly lesson 
Daily writing
Week 11: 22- 26 June 2020
Weekly lesson
Daily writing 
Week 10: 15- 16 June 2020
Weekly lesson
Daily writing 
Week 9: 8- 12 June 2020
Weekly lesson 
Daily writing 
Week 8: 1- 5 June 2020
Weekly lesson 
Daily writing 
Week 7
Daily Writing
Week 6
Daily Writing
Week 5
Daily Writing
Weekly lessons
Week 4
Daily Writing
Weekly Lessons
Week 3
Daily Writing
Weekly Lessons
Week 2
Daily Writing
Weekly Lessons 
In school, we follow White Rose Maths. They have prepared a series of five maths lesson for every week. Each lesson has a powerpoint, activities and answers.
Summer Term Week 11 (w/c 6th July) (Resource worksheets below)
Lesson 1: Regular and irregular polygons
Lesson 2: Reasoning about 3D shapes
Lesson 3: Reflections
Lesson 4: Translation
Lesson 5: Friday Challenge
Summer Term Week 10 (w/c 29th June) (Resource worksheets below)
Lesson 1: Measure with a protractor
Lesson 2: Drawing lines and angles accurately
Lesson 3: Calculating angles on a straight line
Lesson 4: Calculating angles around a point
Lesson 5: Friday Maths Challenge
Summer Term Week 9 (w/c 22nd June) (Resource worksheets below)
Lesson 1: Subtracting decimals with the same number of decimal places
Lesson 2: Subtracting decimals with a different number of decimal places
Lesson 3: Multiply decimals by 10, 100 and 1000
Lesson 4: Divide decimals by 10, 100 and 1000
Lesson 5: Friday Challenge
Consolidation packs from Autumn Term are available below if you have already covered this content.
Summer Term Week 8 (w/c 15th June) Resource worksheets below 
Lesson 1:   Undertanding percentages
Lesson 2:  Percentages as fractions and decimals 
Lesson 3:  Adding decimals with the same number of decimals places
Lesson 4:  Adding decimals with  different decimals places
Lesson 5:  Friday Maths challenge
Summer Term Week 7 (w/c 8th June) Resource worksheets below 
   Lesson 1: Decimals as fractions 
      Lesson 2: Understadning thousandths 
      Lesson 3: Rounding decimals 
      Lesson 4: Order and compare decimmals 
      Lesson 5: Friday Maths challenge
Summer Term Week 6 (w/c 1st June) Resource worksheets below 
Lesson 1 : Multiply unit and non unit fractions
Lesson 2: Multiply mixed numbers by integers 
Lesson 3: Fractions of an amount 
Lesson 4: Fractions as operators 
Lesson 5 : Friday Maths challenge  
Summer Term Week 5 (w/c 18th May) Resource worksheets below
Lesson 1 Add and subtract fractions
Lesson 2 Add fractions
Lesson 3 Add mixed numbers
Lesson 4 Subtract mixed numbers
Lesson 5 Friday maths challenge
Summer Term Week 4 (w/c 11th May) Resource worksheets below
Lesson 1 Area of rectangles
Lesson 2 Equivalent fractions
Lesson 3 Converting improper fractions to mixed numbers and vice versa
Lesson 4 Compare and order fractions less than one
Lesson 5 Friday maths challenge
Summer Term Week 3 (w/c 4th May)
Lesson 1 Multiply 2-digit numbers
Lesson 2 Multiply 4-digits by 2-digits
Lesson 3 Divide with remainders
Lesson 4 Calculate Perimeter
Lesson 5 Friday maths challenge
Summer Term Week 2 (w/c 27th April)
Lesson 1 Adding Decimals
Lesson 2 Subtracting decimals
Lesson 3 Adding decimals with different number of decimal places
Lesson 4 Subtracting decimals with different number of decimal places
Lesson 5 Friday maths challenge
Summer Term Week 1 (w/c 20th April)
Lesson 1 Adding decimals within 1
Lesson 2 Subtracting decimals within 1
Lesson 3 Complements to 1
Lesson 4 Adding decimals crossing the whole
Lesson 5 Friday maths challenge

Maths General Resources

Do as much maths fluency practise as you can. This is extremely important to keep your mathematical agility as good as it can be. Problem solving and reasoning are essential skills to keep practising too, so try one every day.

Maths Fluency

Maths Reasoning and Problems solving


The spelling patterns we learn are based on the spelling appendix for Upper Key Stage 2 and it is expected that children will have a confident grasp of these patterns by the end of Year 6. We are currently focussing on:

  • Use further prefixes and suffixes and understand the guidance for adding them (such as –able and –ible)
  • Spell some words with ‘silent’ letters (such as knight)
  • Continue to distinguish between homophones and other words which are often confused
  • Use knowledge of morphology and etymology in spelling
  • Use dictionaries to check the spelling and meaning of words
  • Use a thesaurus

Please find on this class page spelling resources and links to support the learning of spelling patterns at home. There will be further resources added throughout the year, and it is also important the children have opportunities to practise applying these spellings in writing, so as much writing as they are able to do will be extremely beneficial to them being able to remember tricky spelling patterns.

In class we use OxfordOwl. Please follow the link to My Class Login at the top of the page and type in the details: 

My class name - srpa5

My class password - srpa5

Mrs Hannon's Quiz!
A Limerick by Billie
There once was a girl called Billie 
Who thought that the lockdown was silly
At first she was sad 
But then she got mad
So then she ran round willy-nilly
 General Resources
Below are some links to various educational websites that you can try at home.

Twinkl Parent Hub

Twinkl Learning Hub

BBC Daily Lessons

BBC Bitesize

Classroom Secrets Home Learning

Free Virtual Field Trips 

Best virtual field trips for kids

12 Famous Museums and Galleries you can visit virtually from your own couch

Scholastic Learning at home

20 Educational Games & Activities Kids can do with Alexa

50+ Fun & cheap indoor activities for kids

The Great Indoors from the Scouts

TTS Learning at home free packs

Simple and fun non-screen activities that children can do at home

Free Resources for Parents

40 Science Websites for children

CBBC Newsround

13 Zoos that offer live streams - see giraffes, koalas, pandas, tigers, penguins & more

National Geographic Kids Magazine


Fun with the Stars
Marvellous Mayans
Create your own Mayan Codex. Use your research skills to find out all about the Mayan Civilisation and show your research in the form of an ancient Mayan Codex. I've added some useful links below.
We watched some brilliant Minecraft Mayan Movies last week. Keep creating! Send them to me through e-schools and I'll post your amazing videos online so we can all enjoy them! I've added Jack's, Chase's and Tom's below to inspire you...
Here are some virtual links to famous Mayan ruins. Have a wander around. What do you notice? Can you locate them on a map of Mesoamerica?
Keep Fit
Below are some links to ideas for keeping fit. Have a go at P.E.with Joe (not Mrs Hannon!). I've tried it and it's great fun, if a tiny bit exhausting! Try to exercise at least 3 times a week.
Check out the PHYSICAL AND MENTAL WELL-BEING page for more fun and active PE ideas!
Film & TV
If you're watching lots of TV, why not turn it into a learning experience? Below are lots of activities, games, ideas for film-making, costume and make-up design, posters, your film timeline and how to make a thaumatrope!