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Year 5 Home Learning: Week 2

Week Beginning: Monday 4th May 2020


English Tasks


These lessons build up to writing a character description. You will need a pen/pencil and paper. To move through the lessons, click on the buttons at the bottom right of the page. Lessons include a video which can be paused when needed and an activity to complete.


Weekly spellings:


Each lesson gives you time to practise key spellings. However, you may prefer to try the crossword document below, write them in sentences or practise these in a different way of your choice.


Spelling Crossword


Lesson 1: Reading


For this lesson you will be reading a superhero themed character description and answering fact retrieval questions on this.



Lesson 2: Reading


For this lesson you will be reading an example character description and answering word meaning questions on this.



Lesson 3: Exploring texts


Here you will be identifying the features that make descriptions effective.



Lesson 4: SPaG


In this lesson, you will have the chance to practise using relative clauses. You may want an adult to check your sentences after you have done the independent activity.



Lesson 5: Spelling test and Writing


This lesson will help you plan and write your character description. Once you have finished, we would love it if you could share your work with us on Twitter!



Maths Tasks


We’ve provided five Maths lessons that you may wish to try, one per day. The order of lessons 1 to 4 will help build your knowledge and skills systematically but you could try lesson 5 (Retrieval) at any point in the week as it covers things we’ve done previously.


For the first four lessons this week, you need to access:


For Lesson 1, click on the ‘+’ symbol next to ‘Week 1 and scroll down to Lesson 5 – Thousandths as Decimals’. Then watch the video, which will teach what is needed to help complete the worksheet activity. You will be prompted to try this at different points during the video. You can access the worksheet by clicking on ‘Get the Activity’ to the right of the video box.  This can be printed or answers written on any piece of paper. Once complete, click on ‘Get the Answers’ to check how you’ve done.


For Lessons 2-4, click on the ‘+’ symbol next to ‘Week 2’ and work through each lesson in the same way as for Lesson 1. (There is a page of 10×10 grids under ‘Additional Resources’ that may help with Lesson 4 if you want to use it).


Lesson 1: Thousandths as Decimals (Lesson 5 of Week 1 tab)


Lesson 2: Rounding Decimals (Lesson 1 of Week 2 tab)


Lesson 3: Order and Compare Decimals (Lesson 2 of Week 2 tab)


Lesson 4: Understand Percentages (Lesson 3 of Week 2 tab)


Lesson 5 – Retrieval: For this lesson, click this link: and complete the questions. You can print this or write your answers on a piece of paper. (Use your preferred method for the multiplication question!) When you’ve finished, click ‘Show Answers’ to check how you’ve done.


Additional Resources:



10x 10 Grid Paper

1000 Square Grid Paper


Times Tables Rockstars


Like last week, each day we would like you to visit Times Table Rock Stars and login using your username and password. As we usually complete three minutes a day after lunch, trying to beat our previous times and score, we would like you to spend three minutes a day on Times Table Rock Stars online.  Please let us know if you beat your previous record.



Foundation Tasks


Our new learning journey, Your Money or Your Life, follows crime and punishment through different eras. Your tasks over the coming weeks will be to explore this theme in more detail. This week, we would like you to try these three tasks to find out more about crime and punishment in the Tudor times.


Task 1:


In Tudor times, there were still no police. Crime – mainly stealing – was widespread, as many poor people could not afford to pay for increasingly expensive food. However, punishments were harsh, in the belief that it would stop others from committing the same crime. New punishments were created to be even more terrifying than before. Below is a list of torture objects designed and used in the Tudor era. Please research them and find out their use.  1: A Scolds bridle 2: The rack 3: Branding


Task 2:


The Tudor monarchs were very worried about people trying to take the crown from them. The act of attempting to other throw or kill the king or government in charge is called treason. The punishment for treason would be death, usually by a very gruesome method to scare anyone else from thinking about it! One gruesome death method was being hung, drawn and quartered. Can you find out what this means? One of the most famous people to have had first-hand experience of this torture method was Guy Fawkes. Please use the link to find out more about him. Then, write a paragraph all about his life and gruesome death!


Task 3:


‘Remember, remember the fifth of November!’ Can you find objects around your home to make a ‘guy’? Perhaps you could use an old sock? Once you have made your guy, you could even try and write a poem, which retells this famous story.



Art Task:


Create a self-portrait Vincent van Gogh really liked painting portraits of himself. He made over 30 portraits. Draw or paint your own self-portrait. Try looking at yourself in the mirror or in a photograph to get you inspired. Instructions: Click on the link below and watch the video. This will guide you on how to draw a self-portrait.


Click the link below to learn about the artist.


After you have read Who is Vincent van Gogh? under more to explore click on Create art like Vincent van Gogh. Scroll down to create a self-portrait. There is a downloadable frame for your self-portrait or you could create and design your own frame.