Year 5

Mrs Hannon's Daily Quiz!
Week Beginning 30th March - Easter Holidays!
This week is the first week of your holidays, so instead of setting lots of work, I'm going to set you some seasonal challenges to complete over the next couple of weeks. It would be great to see what you are doing, so please send evidence (photos, videos, powerpoint, documents) to e-schools if you can or marked for my attention. I've also added some links to activities a variety of famous people are doing every day - so if you fancy having a go at dancing like Darcy Bussel or cooking Easter dinner for your family like Jamie Oliver, now's your chance!
Easter Holiday Challenges
  • Make Easter cakes and share them with your family
  • Wear your pyjamas all day
  • Make a den out of duvets and blankets
  • Have a board game night and stay up late
  • Write a letter to someone in hospital who can't have visitors for a while
  • Make a bug hotel for the creepy crawlies around your home
  • Read 3 different books from 3 different genre
  • Skip for 1 minute without stopping
  • Build a model of a famous building anywhere in the world
  • Create a collage representing spring
  • Paint a daffodil and stick it in your window for everyone to see
  • Learn a new song (either singing or playing an instrument)
Fun with the Stars
Home Learning (School Closure)

Hi Year 5 Class!

While you’re at home for the time being, I’ve put together some suggested and optional learning for you to do to keep your brains working out and staying fit! It’s important that you maintain good physical and mental health too, so I’ll be adding plenty of resources and information below. 

Most importantly, though, keep yourself safe and enjoy the time that you spend with your family.  Bake biscuits, paint pictures, play board games and watch movies. Do a science experiment together or find virtual trips to a museum or a zoo. Create a fitness circuit in your bedroom or garden. Start a book and read it together as a family. Snuggle up under warm blankets or on top of a blanket under the sun-filled sky. I can't wait to hear all about what you've been up to! Don`t forget you can still contact me on eschools.  I would love to hear from you! 

Oh, and don’t enjoy learning at home so much that you never want to come back to school! I miss you all too much!

Stay safe,

Mrs Hannon

General Resources
Below are some links to various educational websites that you can try at home.
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!
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... 
Week 1: 23-27 March 2020
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.


Do as much maths fluency practise as you can. This is extremely important to keep your mathematical agility as good as it can be. 

Week 1: 23-27 March 2020 Introduction to Decimals
Below is a link to a series of lessons to recap where we left off last week at school. Each lesson has a powerpoint, activities and answers.
Lesson 1 - Decimals up to 2 dp
Lesson 2 - Decimals as fractions
Lesson 3 - Decimals as fractions (2)
Lesson 4 - Understand thousandths
Lesson 5 Thousandths as decimals



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.

Marvellous Mayans
We'd only just got going on our brilliant mini mission Marvellous Mayans, so don't stop! 
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?
New this week virtual tour of Mayan Temples from Will! Thanks Will - they're amazing!
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!