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 Year 5 and 6 

Summer 1 Home Learning

 Week 4 

Friday 15th May



Today I would like you to choose something to read yourself.

Follow this link to Oxford Owl  Click here

Find My class login and type in  My class name : team arc

                                          My class password: pizza

Have a look through the books ( try age 6/7 or 7/9) You could choose a fiction or non-fiction book. 

Choose a book to read or listen to (audio). Remember to turn the page

Some books have play activities too! Have fun reading and listening! 


Think about what you have just read.

If it was a fiction (story) book do one of the following:

  • retell the story, or part of it, in your own words
  • describe one of the characters- what they look like, how they behave
  • design a new front cover for the book ( use what you know about the story for the picture). Don't forget to write the title and the author 

If it was a non-fiction (information):

  • write 5 facts you have learned and draw a picture to go with each one


6x table fact families:

If we know that            3 x 6 = 18

We also know that          6 x 3 = 18

                and          18 ÷ 6 = 3

                and          18 ÷ 3 = 6


Choose 5 6 x table facts and write out the fact families for them. 

(Don't forget to do this on a new page in your red maths book)


Rectangle challenge

How many rectangles can you make out of 1 piece of paper?

  Watch me start you off..

How many rectangles did you make?!

You could stick these in your maths book and write the sentence:

I made ____ rectangles.

You could even be creative and make a picture out of them all!

Have you planted your seeds which Mrs Ralph sent you yet? 

Watch Mrs Ralph show you how to plant them and look after them...

If you haven't planted your seeds already, why not do it this weekend?!



Thursday 14th May

Do you remember the 5 minute switch on?

This will help you to get ready to learn. Try it.


Now we have finished our story, it's time to meet the author! 

Watch this video where Anthony Browne meets a group of school children and answers their questions. Antony Brown doesn't just write the story, he illustrates them too! (remember that means draws the pictures) Here he tells us how he gets his ideas for his stories and about how he writes them and illustrates them. Listen and watch out for when he talks about 'The Tunnel' and also 'Hansel and Gretel' and 'Into the Forest' - stories we have read in school! 

Click here

What questions would you ask Antony Browne,

if you were lucky enough to meet him?

Imagine you were Antony Browne and you were asked to design a new front cover for 'Into the Tunnel'. 

What picture would he draw? How would he write the title and his name?

Design a new from cover and colour it!

Remember to make your picture as colourful, exciting and detailed as Antony Browne does!

Send me a photo of your new from cover when it is finished!


Counting on and back in 6s

Work with an adult:

Find a soft ball or something that you can throw to each other.

Start at 6, throw the ball to each other, counting in 6s (e.g. 6,12,18...) When you get to 72, practise counting backwards ( e.g. 72, 66, 60...) Have a few goes till you get really quick and good at it!

Remember the rectangle we looked at yesterday. 

Did you find some examples in your house?

I drew some rectangles on squared paper. 

Have a look...

Draw some rectangles on a page in your maths book.

Remember to show the opposite sides which are the same length and the four right angles. 

How many did you draw?

Enjoy the rest of your day!

Wave Hand GIFs | Tenor

Wednesday 13th May

Choose 3 brain gym exercises to get you ready to learn...


Read the whole story again. Read it out loud to an adult if you can. 

Don't forget your best story-telling voice!

Here is a quiz on the story.

Some of the questions are about what you read and others about what you saw in the pictures.

  1.  Which character liked playing outside?
  2. Who was scared of the dark?
  3. When mum sent the children out, when did she  tell them to be back by?
  4. What mean name did the boy call his sister when they got to the waste ground?
  5. What was the girl carrying in her hand when they went out?
  6.  Name 3 animals that the girl saw in the forest.
  7. What was the girl's name?
  8. What was the boy's name?
  9. What 3 colours was the boys's jumper?
  10. What was mum doing when the children got back?


  Check back through the story to check your answers



Use your 6 x table facts to work out these division facts:

1. 24 ÷ 6 =

2. 18 ÷ 6 =

3. 36 ÷ 6 =

4. 60 ÷ 6 =

5. 42 ÷ 6 =

6. 54 ÷ 6 =

Use the multiplication grid below to check your answers

Look at the shape below: 

It is  a rectangle

It is similar to a square because it has 4 straight sides and 4 right angles.

It is different because only opposite sides are the same length. ( a=a  b=b)

I went on a rectangle hunt around my house.

Can you name which things I found which are rectangles?

We can also describe them as rectangular

Why not go on a rectangle hunt around your house too? 

 Send me some pictures if you do! 

Enjoy the rest of your day!

Tuesday 12th May

Let's start with some yoga to get your mind and body ready...

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 Here are the answers to yesterday's arithmetic test

Mark them. Colour the ones you got right in  green and the ones you got wrong in

red . How did you do this week?

Remember that multiplication is the inverse of division 

2 x 4 = 8  so  8 ÷ 4 = 2

4 x 5 = 20  so  20 ÷ 5 = 4


Use your 6x table facts to write the division ( ÷ ) facts for these number sentences. (Write these under today's date in your new red maths book)

1. 4 x 6 = 

2. 3 x 6 =

3. 5 x 6 =

4. 1 x 6 =

5. 9 x 6 =

6. 2 x 6 =

7. 10 x 6 =

8. 6 x 6 =

9. 8 x 6 =

10. 7 x 6 =

11. 0 x 6 =

12. 11 x 6 =


Read the last page of the text again:

When they reached home, their mother was setting the table. 

"Hello," she said, "you seem very quiet. Is everything all right?"

Rose smiled at her brother. 

And Jack smiled back. 

Talk about: 

Why did the children smile at each other? 

Do you think their relationship will change now? 

How will they feel about each other now? 

How will they behave towards one another?


Write today's date in your new green English book

Fold your page in half and write the two headings:

before                 now

                                                            The boy  tried to scare his sister.     The boy read stories with his sister.


Write your ideas about how the children behaved differently now (I have written one of my ideas to start you off)


Draw a picture of something which the children might do together now.

I'd love to see a photo of your picture!



Monday 11th May

I hope you all had a lovely long weekend!

Have a look in our Gallery to see what your friends have been up to ...

Let's start the week with a signed song about families...

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Here is the last page of the story. Read the text aloud. (in your best story-telling voice). 


When they reached home, their mother was setting the table. 

"Hello," she said, "you seem very quiet. Is everything all right?"

Rose smiled at her brother. 

And Jack smiled back. 

Here are 4 synonyms for different words in the text.

REMEMBER: A synonym is a word which has the same or similar meaning





Can you find the synonyms in the text?


Rewrite the text using the synonyms

Remember to write neatly and clearly, forming all your letters ( including capital letters ) correctly and use all the right punctuation. 


Practise quick mental addition 

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Here is this week's arithmetic test:

Don't forget your jottings!


Enjoy the rest of your day! Don't forget to check out our

'Fun Things to Do' page for ideas..