Home learning

Year 5 Home Learning 


In light of the government's decision to close schools due to COVID 19 please use this page to support your child with their learning at home. We will use this page to provide details of tasks children can complete to support their learning for the topics being covered in school. 



It is officially the last week of the school year!! You made it year 5! This will be the finally instalment of work before the summer holidays! There is some Maths, English, SPaG and Science. As Usual, if you need any help please get in touch!
Stay safe

Miss Lancaster :)


*Writing competition*

Hey guys! New writing competition this week!

I would like you to write a story or descriptive piece of writing based on the picture below. Be as creative as you can! Send them to me via school logins or email the office. Can't wait to read them! 


Here are a list of websites for celebrities who are hosting different lessons:
PE with Joe Wicks: https://youtu.be/6v-a_dpwhro
Maths with Carol Vorderman: www.themathsfactor.com
History with Dan Snow (free for 30-days): https://tv.historyhit.com/signup/package
Science with Professor Brian Cox, Robin Ince & Guests: https://cosmicshambles.com/stayathome/upcoming-schedule
During these tough and unsure times it can be really hard on our mental health. Please follow the link below to another page on our school website with advice on mental health and emotional well being:
In Science this half term we would have looked at forces. 


Forces are often referred to as pushes and pulls. 

Forces affect the movement or shape of an object. They can make an object start to move, stop moving, move faster or move more slowly. They could also make an object change its shape or cause a moving object to change direction.


This week we are going to continue looking at forces. 


 Task 1

Water resistance

Water resistance is a type of force that uses friction to slow things down that are moving through water. It is often called drag.

Try the experiment attached below: 



Task 2
Use the presentation below to help you understand water resistance. 
Design a boat that would travel the quickest in water using what you have learned about objects being streamline. 
Task 3
Friction is a force between two surfaces that are sliding, or trying to slide, across each other.
Use the power point attached below to learn about Friction. 
Have a go at the investigation below if you can, and then complete the sheet. 



Purple Mash 

Complete the independent learning tasks on Purple Mash 

Purple Mash Login


I understand a number of children have struggled to log on to purple mash while at home - If you have forgotten your login sign into our school website using your user name and password you use for TT rock stars and send me a message, I will then send your user name and password to you for purple mash! 


This week we would like to focus on the following reading areas:

2A (give / explain the meaning of words in context)

2B (retrieve and record information / identify key details from fiction and non-fiction)

2D (make inferences from the text / explain and justify inferences with evidence from the text)

2E (predict what might happen from details stated and implied)

Our text focus for this week is Cogheart by Peter Bunzl.



Task 1


Task 1: watch the trailer for Cogheart and answer the 2D and 2E questions about this. You may want to watch the trailer a few times and may find it useful to pause the clip so that you a focus on the screen for each of the questions.

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Task 2

Task 2: Read the opening of the prologue from Cogheart. Think about what you see in your imagination while you read this opening. Write a description of everything you see. What do the characters look like? What is there mood? Their facial expression? Think about the setting, the weather, the season, the time of day.

Task 3: Continue to read the prologue from Cogheart. Using the meaning break down check list look at the words included and find these in the text. Read the sentence before and the sentence after to read the word in the context then think about what you know about this word. Record what you think the meaning of each word is then find the definitions for each word in a dictionary – How close were you to the meaning?

Task 4: Re-read the prologue for Cogheart and answer the 2A (give / explain the meaning of words in context), 2B (retrieve and record information / identify key details from fiction and non-fiction) and 2D (make inferences from the text / explain and justify inferences with evidence from the text) questions.


Throughout lockdown we have tried to link GPS into the different English units included in your home learning. From this week on wards we are going to be focusing solely on GPS so that we are able to ensure there are no gaps in your knowledge ahead of moving into Year 6. 



IF you need support with these tasks click on the link below for helpful videos related to the tasks. 

White Rose Maths Year 5 Home Learning

Maths links
Please use the wealth of activities available to you on TT Rock Stars and RM Easy Maths. 
Use the following links to access additional mathematics activities. 


Additional learning

If you require any additional learning activities please refer to our half term overview to see the objectives for Spring 2 and use any of the activities on BBC Bitesize to support learning for these or download the following resource list from TWINKL which provides you with a number of interactive resources and a login to use to access these. 






Year 5 KIRF's 

Keep those KIRF's ticking over by picking one a day to practice. 



Use the following links to access SPAG activities . 
Complete the 2Do assigned you to on Purple Mash
Complete some independent Spanish learning using Language Angels. There are interactive games and lesson plans available. 
User: blakehill
Password: blakehill2020