Thanks to Jack for sending us this art project. Please do send photos of anything you have made at home and I can put some on the website!
Summer learning pack 2
Please find below the documents for home learning after half term. There are daily lessons for Maths and English, as well as some Science, Geography and Spelling lessons. ALL OF THESE DOCUMENTS ARE THE SAME AS IN THE HARD COPY PACK, available for collection next week on request.
I will continue to post more documents on this page over the weeks relating to other subject areas. Do email any questions to me at:
I'm missing you all and hope to see you all before too long. Enjoy the home learning and stay safe!
Summer pack 2: English.
Summer pack 2: Maths.
Summer pack 2: Science.
Summer pack 2: Geography.
Summer pack 2: Spelling.
Space and the solar system - our new science topic!
The word 'solar' relates to the sun. Why is it called the solar system?
This is a fascinating topic and I'm sure you will love learning about it. Check this page over the next few weeks as we will be putting links and resources relating to this subject.
Start off with these videos and activities on the BBC bitesize website:
The Earth takes one year to orbit the Sun. Do you think it's the same for the other planets? Have a go at this worksheet.
See if you can find the answers to these questions about the solar system!
Have you learnt the order of the planets yet? Try this colouring sheet
Read about each planet and have a go at the fact hunt!
Design your own planet!
Last term Year 5 had some lessons with the Philosophy Foundation. They really enjoyed considering and discussing different ideas and scenarios .Have a look at the documents below. They could make great discussion starters for you and your child. Enjoy!
Philosophy home learning documents
Weekly challenge for Y5 to tie in with this term's value - Kindness
Home learning packs for after Easter - Science
Home learning pack for after Easter - English project
Home Learning Pack for after Easter - Maths
Home learning packs for after Easter - Reading Comprehension
Home learning packs for after Easter - Spelling
The Department for Education has released a list of online educational resources for home schooling, please see the link below:
Here are two challenges for the two week Easter break:
Challenge 1: A retelling of the Easter story.
In class we started looking at key events in the Easter story:
Palm Sunday, Jesus casting the money lenders from the temple, the last supper, Judas betraying Jesus, Jesus crucified and Jesus returning.
Can you retell the story? This could be in writing, as a comic strip, as a series of pictures. Perhaps you could make a booklet explaining each event. I'm sure you know lots of details you can add.
Challenge 2: An Easter egg Lost Thing!
Last term we created our own Lost Things. For this challenge you need to create a new lost thing, which must be made from an Easter egg!
Don't forget to mix mechanical and natural parts, including the egg!
Give it a name and describe it using expanded noun phrases. Can you give some advice about how to look after it?
Why not create your own story about your lost Easter egg thing.
You can email them anytime: firstname.lastname@example.org
Grammar - word classes
Knowing your word classes (noun, verb, adjective etc.) is really important and helps reading and writing.
This video shows the different word classes children need to know for their SATs: nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, pronouns, prepositions, determiners and conjunctions. We've covered these in class so it will help remind children about the ones we've seen.
Try building a word bank of each different class of word, perhaps in a notebook. When you are doing your daily reading you can encourage your child to look up certain words in a dictionary and add them to your word bank.
There are plenty of good dictionaries online:
Don't forget your daily reading!
The Maths Factor
This is Carol Vorderman's website that is now free until schools go back. You just have to register. You can select the year group and have a look at Carol's maths lessons and activities. It should be very helpful.
Fractions, Decimals and Percentages.
This is something we've looked at in class but children always need to keep coming back to.
Try watching this video:
Then try these printable worksheets:
Here are some challenge puzzles. (the solutions are on the bottom page)
Here are some links that can help with remote learning over the coming weeks:
Topmarks has lots of links to other websites with online games and activities. We use it a lot for Maths (KS2) but there are resources for other subjects as well.
This is useful for writing ideas. There are short videos followed by writing activities.
There are plenty of printable worksheets on Twinkl and they are offering free access for a month.
This is a paid subscription site unfortunately but you may consider it as it allows children to work independently. They build a profile and earn points by working through activities etc.
Other useful websites:
Rev. Numbers 11-20
1) Lezioni d’italiano “I numeri da 11 a 20” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdUU1w-LKe8
2) Section 5 Interactive tasks n.1-3-4-5 Worksheets n.4 https://www.education.vic.gov.au/languagesonline/italian/sect05/index.htm
KS2 Creative Writing Lessons: