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Year 5 - Today's Learning

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Message to parents:

Please can you make sure that your children know that the activities we are setting while they are at home should be completed unless they are poorly or there is another very good reason for them not to do them.

If they are having problems accessing the website or their email messages, please contact the school.

Thank you.

Friday 3rd April 2020

Good morning.


Read some more of your book. Find at least three unfamiliar words, and have a go at working out or finding out what they mean. Write them in your vocabulary book.


Log in to Education City and click on the homework button, where I have set some homework about reading train timetables. There is a learning screen for you to complete. When you have done it, I will be able to see that you have. Clever, eh? If this works well, I will set some more Education City work. Let me know how it is.


Finish publishing your writing. You may decorate your writing around the edge of your page, or draw a picture to go with it.

Send photos of your work or activities to


Finish the piece of art work that you began yesterday.


Today is the last day before the Easter holiday, so make sure that you finish the things you have started.

Send photos of your work or activities to

Thursday 2nd April 2020

Good morning.


Write today's date and Reading L.O: I can use textual evidence to draw a setting.

Choose some text from your book that is about a place. Use evidence from the text to draw the place. You can draw it as you would see it, like a map, or as it would look if shown in a game like Minecraft or FortNite.


Send photos of your work or activities to



Write 2.4.20       Maths L.O: I can correctly name types of angles.

Here is some important information about angles. Study it carefully.

Write the question numbers, work out what type of angle each one is, and write the angle type next to each question number. There is no need to draw the pictures.

Now look at this:

Translation can mean to carry words across (trans-) from one language to another (for example 'neuf' in French means 'nine' in English). Now watch these two videos about the mathematical idea of translation. Study them very carefully - you will need to remember your understanding later.


Use today's writing time to publish the piece of writing you have been working on this week. You can do this on the next page in your home learning book. Remember to give your work an imaginative main heading, and join your handwriting if you can.


Send photos of your work or activities to


Art - these activities are for Thursday and Friday, so take your time.

*ALWAYS check with an adult that it's safe and that they agree to you doing these activities.

Choose one of the activities shown below. If you choose a drawing activity, use your home learning book to practice, and use a piece of plain paper for your final piece. Glue this into your home learning book. 

Option 1: Found Object Sculpture

Option 2: Find some objects from around the home (fruit, cups, bowls, cutlery, candle...anything you like) and draw a still life drawing using your colouring pencils. You could use other art materials (e.g. paints) if you have them at home.

Option 3: Watch this video about Andy Goldsworthy's art which are made from natural objects. Make your own piece using some of his ideas.

Option 4: Take some flower art photos on a phone or tablet. Here are some examples:

Send photos of your work or activities to


Wednesday 1st April 2020


Good morning. Make sure you are doing the daily learning activities (spellings, reading and learn by heart).

Well done to 5AJ for winning yesterday's battle of the bands.

Everyone who took part - that's all the names listed below - may draw a star stamp in their diary for using maximum effort.  Well done. 

I have set up a new battle for today. Let's see how many people can take part.

On to today. First of all we're going to mark yesterday's work.


1. Rule off yesterday's work and write and underline the Maths L.O: I can convert units of measurement.

2. Study the help sheet and watch the video below.

3. Use the help sheet, the video, what you already know and anything you have at home (rulers, clocks, scales, measuring jugs) to answer the 1, 2 or 3 star questions. 


1. Rule off today's maths work.

2. Read your writing from yesterday out loud and make any edits with purple pen. 

3. Add three appropriate year five writing skills e.g a relative clause, prepositional phrase and an adverbial.

4. Use google to find any spellings you think you may have got wrong.

Reading, Geography and Science:

1. Go to a new page then, at the top of the page, write and underline the Reading, Geography and Science L.O I can describe how soil fertility, drainage and climate affect agricultural land use.

2. Many fruits contain citric acid, which gives some fruits that tangy, sour taste, that makes babies go... 

3. Lemons, oranges, limes, grapefruits and tangerines all contain citric acid and are categorised as 'citrus fruits'.

4. Citrus fruits grow in tropical climates with hot summers and mild, wet winters.

5. Using the two maps below (click to enlarge), think of some countries where citrus fruits may grow.

6. California in the United States is one of the world's most significant producers of citrus fruits.

7. Read through the information below making any notes in the back of your book.

8. Cut a piece of plain paper in half and glue it in the front of your book.

9. Design an advertisement poster with pictures, colour and bits of information about what makes oranges grown in California so good!

Tuesday 31st March 2020

Good morning. Make sure you are doing the daily learning activities (spellings, reading and learn by heart). Today we will have a break from writing since the geography task is quite challenging. Remember - if you work your hardest, you will be able to do it correctly. Our Behaviour for Learning focus today is...

Don't give up... don't ever give up - The Happiness Hunter

Here are today's activities:


Watch this video about converting improper fractions into mixed numbers.

Log in to Espresso by clicking here,  then play snap plus by clicking here.


Carefully read this knowledge organiser about the Sow, Grow and farm topic.

Hi everyone. I've had a couple of messages from people saying that they are finding today's geography activity quite challenging, so if you want to ask a question, ask it here and I will reply. Write your Name*, then put your question in the Comment* box.

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Comments (6)
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Azaan Majid(a couple of months ago)

The Geography homework was very hard, but after trying my hardest, reading every question properly and looking for all the key words it all made sense.

Mustafa Manir(a couple of months ago)

I do not understand some words that are in some infomation that we have to read

Zahraa Jamil(a couple of months ago)

I agree with safaa but let’s see if I get it right

Anabia Sabri(a couple of months ago)

how can you find out what are the continents of North and South America

Safaa Haroon(a couple of months ago)

Sir I'm not sure what you mean by region and I'm getting quite confused with the Farming in North and South America sheet.

Mr. Hall(a couple of months ago)

I don't know what to do.

Thanks for your questions and comments. Here are some tips:

  • Mustafa - use a dictionary (book or online) or ask someone who might know to find out about unfamiliar words.

  • Safaa and Zahraa - a region is a large area like Northern England or the area in and around Bradford.

  • Anabia - if you read the description below and use the map, you will be able to work out where those continents are. 

  • Mr. Hall - you should ask the year 5 children - they know.


North America, which includes the countries of Canada and The United States, and stretches through Mexico all the way to Panama, has six major biomes: tundra, coniferous forest, grasslands (prairie), deciduous forest, desert and tropical rainforest.

South America, stretching from Colombia to Argentina, has a vast variety of biomes, including desert, alpine, rainforest and grasslands.

These two continents make up the largest stretch of land in the world and can be divided into environmental regions, or biomes, based on their physical features, climate, geology, vegetation and soil types.

Study this map carefully to identify the continents of North and South America.

What are biomes?

Biomes are areas of our planet with similar climateslandscapesanimals and plants. What lives in each biome depends on:

  • how warm or cold it is
  • how dry or wet it is
  • how fertile the soil is

The animals in a biome depend upon plants for food. The plants in a biome often also depend upon the animals for spreading pollen and seeds so that new plants can grow. So both plants and animals rely on each other to stay alive.

Types of biome

Tropical rainforests are hot and wet all year round. They are home to half of all the different types of plants and animals on the planet.

Deserts are hot and dry all year round. The only things that grow are cacti and small shrubs because the soil is shallow and rocky. Animals come out at dusk when it is cooler.

The savannah is hot all year round with a long, dry season. Only grasses and shrubs grow here but it is home to lots of different types of animals such as elephants, zebras and wildebeest.

Woodlands are habitats where the main plants found are trees, but mosses, ferns and lichen can also be found. The climate is warm and mild, with more rain falling in the winter than the summer.

Grasslands are areas of land that are vast and open, with grasses being the main plants. The largest grasslands are found in East Africa. Zebras, giraffes, elephants and rhinos can all be found living in grasslands.

The tundra is the coldest of all the biomes. There is very little rain or snow and the temperatures are freezing. Winters are long and summers are short. Part of the soil is frozen all year round, although the top part defrosts in summer and plants such as mosses can grow.

Look at the Climate zones map below. 


31.3.20      Geography L.O: I can show how physical features, climate and soil type can affect land use.

Look closely at the Farming in North and South America information below.

Read each card, and decide which type of farming you think fits best with each region.

Write the name of each region on the left side of your page.

Write the type of farming that matches on the right.

There will be eight rows in total. You will have to concentrate hard and read carefully to get the correct answers. The answers will be shown tomorrow. Here's WAGOLL:

31.3.20      Geography L.O: I can show how physical features, climate and soil type can affect land use.

Name of region: Type of farming:
Western region sheep farming

Well done for completing today's activities. Remember to keep sending your photos and questions to Keep your eye on Hall of Fame and Why Don't You? See you tomorrow.

Monday 30th March 2020

Hi everyone. Hope you and your family have had a nice weekend and everyone is well. Here is today's learning:


1. Make a reading den

  • Use chairs, beds, sofas, sheets, blankets to make a den.
  • Make it comfortable to sit in by adding cushions, pillows or quilts. 
  • It doesn't have to be a den it might just be a comfy corner.

2. Enjoy reading a chapter from your book with a family member in your new reading space.


1. Rule off Friday's work and write and underline today's date.

2. Write the Maths L.O: I can written methods for division and multiplication. 

3. Choose any 5 (you could choose 1 from the 1st box, 2 from the 2nd and 2 from the 3rd box) of the questions below to answer.

4. Choose any 5 of the questions below to answer.


1. Rule off today's maths work and write the Writing L.O: I can practise using year five writing skills. 

2. Using some of the year five writing skills below, write a first draft (write a line miss a line) about one of the following:

  • Ingleborough Hall/St Ives.
  • A topic we have studied in year five.
  • One of your favourite memories with a friend or family member.
  • A book, game or film you have enjoyed (age appropriate).
  • Somewhere you would like to go in the world.
  • A short story. 

Geography and Science:

1. Go to a new page and at the top of the page write Geography and Science L.O: I can describe how soil fertility, drainage and climate affect agricultural land use.

2. Split your page into six equal sections by...

  • Using a ruler and pencil draw a vertical line down the middle of your page.
  • Draw a horizontal line one third of the way down and then another horizontal line, two thirds of the way down. 

3. Listen to the information about Jersey Royals in the video below.

4. Write each heading from the 'Potato Farming' sheet in its own box on your page (you don't need to write the first heading 'Jersey Royals')

5. Listen to the information again and make notes in the correct box.

Friday 27th March 2020

Hi everyone. Hope you and your family are all well. Here is today's learning:

Reading, Science and Geography

Read the non-fiction report below about modern farming. The second page will help you to understand the unfamiliar words (you don't have to do any sorting - this page is just to help you to understand the word meanings). Choose some of these words to write in your vocabulary book.


Rule a line below yesterday's work. Write:

27.3.20   Maths L.O: I can use information from a line graph to answer questions correctly.

Study this line graph closely.

Have a go at answering these questions in your Home Learning book. Remember to write the question number in the margin, and show how you worked out the answers.

1. How many days did the plant take to grow 8cm?

2. What is the height difference between Wednesday 17th and Tuesday 23rd?

3. What is the height of the plant on these days:

Thursday 11th

Friday 19th

Monday 29th

4. Why do you think there is no measurement in the first week?


Computing and Writing

Make sure you know how to access your email messages and how to write them. Your email address and password were sent home with your home learning pack. Here are some instructions to help you:

Send an email message to

  • Write the subject 'My Achievements' in the subject line of the email message.
  • Write the rest of the message in the main body of the email, not in the subject line.
  • Use these three subheadings:
    • Home Learning I Enjoyed
    • Problems I Had
    • Things I Did for Fun
  • Under each subheading, write a few sentences about what you have enjoyed, what difficulties you had and how you overcame them, and things you did for fun.
  • You may attach a photo of some of your work or something you did for fun (perhaps something from the Why Don't You? page) and we will post it on the Year 5 area of the school website so that everyone can see it. It would be great to see some of these.

I made a video to help you (you don't have to go right to the end - that was me trying to work out how to stop it recording):

Well done for completing these tasks and all of the work for this week.  Remember to get some exercise (we are allowed to go outside once a day with someone that lives with us to get some fresh air and exercise). Remember to do something that's not on a screen for some of the time. Have a great weekend.

Thursday 26th March 2020

Rule a line under yesterday's work, write today's date and the

Reading and Writing L.O: I can empathise with a character.

1. Watch the video of the Genie from Aladdin and listen to his rules and advice carefully.

2. Choose a character from your book.

3. Imagine that the character from your book has been granted three wishes... 

  • Write, using direct speech (and following the genies instructions) what the character wishes for first.
  • After the character's wish, explain why they would wish for that.
  • Write their second wish and why.
  • Write their third wish and why.

4. Write a paragraph with what could happen next in the story if these wishes were granted.

Rule a straight line underneath your reading and writing work.

1. Write and underline the Maths LO: I can identify types of angles. 

2. Look at the types of angle help sheet below.

3. Watch the video below.

3. Draw and label five angles using the spinner.

4. Have a go at drawing and labelling any angles you have not drawn yet.

Use the help sheet and have a go, don't worry if your unsure we will learn more about angles and protractors next week.

P.S At the end of the video I say "Go to the 'what you could do' page." but I mean the 'why don't you' page.

 Rule a straight pencil line underneath your maths work.

1. Write and underline the PSHE L.O: I can consider two sides of an argument

2. Underneath, draw a straight, vertical line down the middle of your page.

3. We are going to consider the question 'Should countries grow all their own food or should they rely on trade with other countries?'.

4. On one side of the line, write the heading 'Grow all their own food' and on the other side of the line, write the heading 'Trade with other countries'.

5. Watch video 1.


6. Write reasons for countries growing their own food under the heading 'Grow their own food'.

7. Write reasons for countries getting their food from other countries under the heading 'Trade with other countries'.

8. Use video below to add in any more reasons for 'Grow their own food' or 'Trade with other countries'.

Wednesday 25th March 2020

Good morning. Hope you are well. Before we begin, please can you fill in this survey:


Level of Challenge

Thank you. Now on to today's activities...

Rule a line under yesterday's work, write today's date and the

Reading and Writing L.O: I can explain the author's intention.

Write a short paragraph about the book you are reading. Include some or all of these things:

  • The book title and author's name.
  • What the book is about.
  • Who the characters are and what they are like.
  • How the author has hooked you into reading it.
  • Why you would recommend the book to someone else.


Maths - go on a Measure Hunt with Mr. Hall and Kitty.

Geography and Science L.O: We can think about the positive and negative effects of types of farming.

How is this farm succeeding in a hostile climate? How is it helping and not harming the environment? Watch the video below and think about your answers.

You can either write your ideas (a couple of sentences will be good) in your home learning book or you can write a comment here below in the guestbook.


Please feel free to sign our guestbook and leave a comment...

Comments (6)
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Summayyah Batool(a couple of months ago)

The farm is given what it needs. Killing greenhouse gas and giving soil carbon.

Summayyah Batool(a couple of months ago)

The homework is good I guess.

Zeeshan hussain shah(a couple of months ago)

I thinks its ok

Mustafa Manir(a couple of months ago)

its is helping the evironment because you can make alot of medicines and food for the Animals

Wahab(a couple of months ago)

Today was a bit easy the measure hunt was easy the Hardest was the geography hi bye now see ya umm whenever

Zara Raja year5ar(a couple of months ago)

I will do it then play my sim freeplay

Well done for completing today's activities. If you have any problems, please send an email message to Now Why Don't You...

Tuesday 24th March 2020


Rule a straight pencil line under yesterday's work then write and underline today's date.


  1.  Read a chapter of your book.
  2.  Write and underline Reading L.O: I can summarise what I have read and predict what will happen next.
  3.  Draw a picture of what you have read straight into your book (not on plain paper).
  4.  Underneath your drawing, write one sentence to summarise what you have read.
  5.  Miss a line then write a short paragraph predicting what could happen next.


  1.  Mark yesterday's work using the answers above.
  2.  Rule a straight pencil line underneath today's reading work.
  3.  Write and underline Maths L.O: I can learn equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages.
  4.  Watch the video below of how to lay out your fast learning.
  5.  Complete the first fast learning below, you can use the help sheet below if you want.
  6.  Write your time and check your answers.
  7.  Spend 10 minutes each on Times Table Rockstars and Numbots.

Geography and Writing:

  1.  Rule a straight pencil line under your maths activity.
  2.  Write and underline Geography L.O: I can investigate where my food comes from.
  3.  Watch the video about 'Food Miles'
  4.   Find a label from a fruit or vegetable packet and find the 'Country of Origin' (where the food comes from). (If you don't have any use the one at the bottom of this page) 
  5.  Use the internet to find out about your fruit/vegetable. (there are food miles calculators online)
  6.  Using the template sheet to write about the journey of your fruit/vegetable.
  7.  Draw a picture of your fruit or vegetable.

Food miles video

Template sheet with subheadings

What A Good One Looks Like

Fruit label

Monday 23rd March 2020


Write and underline today's date at the top of the first page in your home learning book.


  1. Find three unfamiliar words from the chapter you have just read.
  2. Find or work out their meaning.
  3. Add them to your vocabulary book.


  1. Write and underline Maths L.O: I can use the inverse to complete calculations.
  2. Choose which group of problems you would like to solve.
  3. Copy and complete your chosen six problems. 
Incredible Challenge Amazing Challenge Fantastic Challenge


When you have finished solving the problems, watch this video clip.


  1. Rule a straight pencil line underneath your maths work.
  2. Write the main heading Handwriting Practice.
  3. Copy a line of each of your spelling words in joined, cursive handwriting. Here are the words:


  1. Rule a straight pencil line under your writing activity.
  2. Write Geography L.O: I can explain why we need six figure grid references.
  3. Watch the two videos below.
  4. Explain, giving two or more reasons, why you think six figure grid references are needed.

Well done! You have completed your first day of home learning. If you would like, you can send an email message to from your school email account (not your private one) to let us know how you got on and whether you had any difficulties. That will help us to know what we need to change or keep the same. Children only please.

WHY DON'T YOU have a look at this video clip from a 1970s TV programme.

Unfortunately, we can't meet with groups of people around and about, but we could just switch off our TV/tablet/phone/computer, stay in and do something less boring instead. Look at the list in the front of your home learning book. Below is a copy in case you don't have it yet. See you here again tomorrow.