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Year 5 Home Learning: Week 10

Week Beginning: Monday 29th June 2020


English Tasks


Weekly spellings:


The Oak Academy website provides a small selection of spellings for the children to learn but we feel it might be beneficial to practise these spellings from the Year 5/6 Statutory word list:















Use our Spelling strategies (in the document below) to help you learn these words. Strategies include: dot to dot, speed challenge, boxing up the word and pyramid words.


How can I learn my spellings


Talk about the meaning of each word and make sure you can use them in a sentence.


Go to: and click on Year 5 and 6 and find Spelling Rule 58 – Word list – years 5 and 6 – li- to pe-, then click on ‘Play’ and ‘Spelling Tiles’.


Here, you can choose from a range of free activities to help you learn the spelling of the given words. There is also an option for a test where the computer reads sentences and the spelling word to the child and they type the correct spelling in the box. It tells the child whether or not the spelling is correct. For these parts of this website, there is no need for a subscription or login.


Challenge for this week:


IMAGINATION CHALLENGE: Try and find the most imaginative way possible to practise your spellings! For example: spell the words out on the ground/wall with a water gun, make biscuits in the shape of the letters for your spellings and then spell them out before you eat them, use chalk to decorate your garden path … the possibilities are endless! If you think your ideas are particularly imaginative, share them with us and other children on our twitter page – @barwellacademy


If you haven’t looked at them already, look at our previous week’s pages as most of the spelling activities are for all of the words we’re sending home at the moment – not just for this week.



This week’s English lessons are all based on writing a biography and follow the same structure as the previous Oak National Academy lessons. Make sure you have a pen and paper with you so that you can pause the videos when required and complete any tasks. The lessons build up to writing your own biography in lesson 5.



Lesson 1: Reading


In this lesson, you will be answering a range of different comprehension questions so try and remember what you have been working on over the last few weeks.



Lesson 2: Reading


Again, for this lesson you will be looking at a range of different comprehension questions so try and remember what you have been working on over the last few weeks.



Lesson 3: Exploring texts


Here you will be identifying the features of a biography so it will be really helpful for later this week.



Lesson 4: SPaG


In this lesson, you will be looking closely at parenthesis.


BBC Bitesize (a really helpful website) has a few extra bits on parenthesis you may like to try:



Lesson 5: Writing


This lesson will help you plan and write your biography. Once you have finished, we would love it if you could either tweet it to @barwellacademy or send it




Year 3, 4 and 5 shared story – The Time-Travelling Cat and the Roman Eagle.



Introducing the next instalment of the Time-Travelling Cat series by Julia Jarman.


Topher, who we have visited the Egyptian and Tudor periods with already is moving into a new house in Chichester and begins to uncover some Roman truths to his new location. Topher is really excited to discover that it was the Romans who first kept cats as domestic pets.








This map is in the front of the book:



Part 1:



Part 2:



Part 3:



Part 4:


In Chapter 4, Ka types out this on the computer: ,,,,L XX**IX


Part 5:


 In Chapter 5, Ka types out this on the computer: CA;;llevA



Maths Tasks



Lessons 1 to 5:


Each day we would like you to do:  


3 minutes on Times Table Rock Stars – Here is the link:


Please complete at least 3 minutes every day. Year 5 need to know all of the multiplications facts, this includes division facts too. Remember you’ll be competing to help your house to win their battles! Please contact us if your child needs their USERNAME or PASSWORD.  


Pick one. Ideally keep to the same scheme all week: 


White Rose – Summer Term Week 7 (w/c 8th June)


Watch the videos via this link: and then complete the worksheets below. 


Lesson 1 – Decimals as fractions 


Lesson 1 Answers – Decimals as fractions 



Lesson 2 – Understand thousandths 


Lesson 2 Answers – Understand thousandths 



Lesson 3 – Rounding decimals 


Lesson 3 Answers – Rounding decimals 



Lesson 4 – Order and compare decimals 


Lesson 4 Answers – Order and compare decimals



Lesson 5: Friday Challenge (See White Rose link above)



WHITE ROSE –  Alternative worksheets


Y5 Week 7 Alternative Plan



Lesson 1 – Add whole numbers with more than 4 digits (column method)


Lesson 1 Answers – Add whole numbers with more than 4 digits (column method)



Lesson 2 – Subtract whole numbers with more than 4 digits (column method)


Lesson 2 Answers – Subtract whole numbers with more than 4 digits (column method)



Lesson 3 – Round to estimate and approximate


Lesson 3 Answers – Round to estimate and approximate



Lesson 4 – Inverse operations (addition and subtraction)


Lesson 4 Answers – Inverse operations (addition and subtraction)





BBC Bitesize




Oak National Academy:




Gareth Metcalfe’s “I See Maths”:



Recap: Place Value


Complete the worksheets belowThere are no videos: 



Lesson 1 – 4OPS RECAP – Round-to-estimate-and-approximate 


Lesson 1 – 4OPS RECAP – Round-to-estimate-and-approximate ANSWERS 



Lesson 2 – 4OPS RECAP – Inverse-operations-addition-and-subtraction 


Lesson 2 – 4OPS RECAP – Inverse-operations-addition-and-subtraction ANSWERS 



Lesson 3 – 4OPS RECAP – Multi-step-addition-and-subtraction-problems 


Lesson 3 – 4OPS RECAP – Multi-step-addition-and-subtraction-problems ANSWERS



Extra Games:


Guardians of Mathematica:


Maths Frame – A variety of maths games to play:



If you require any worksheets that are on the “Premium Section” because you are ahead of what is planned, please email Mrs Bishop 





Learning Journey: Australia



Lesson 1: Indigenous people of Australia – Australian Aborigines.


A lesson about the culture and history of the indigenous inhabitants of Australia – Australian Aborigines.


Read through the PowerPoint (see below) to learn about the history and culture of Australian Aborigines. The PowerPoint discusses “The Dreaming” – how stories and lessons are passed between generations. Complete the tasks as you work through the PowerPoint.

Indigenous people of Australia PPT


Task 1: Colour and add labels to the Australian Aboriginal flag. You can either print off the resource we have provided below or draw it our yourself.  You might even want to try and create the flag using the computer.


Aboriginal Flag


Task 2: Compare Dreamtime stories to fairy tales (see below). Think carefully about what you have noticed about the Dreaming stories in comparison to other fairy tales you know. Add them onto the Venn diagram to see the similarities and differences.


Dreaming and fairy tale venn diagram


Task 3: Tell a story with symbols – just like the Aboriginal people did with story stones. You can either retell one of the Dreaming stories or make your own up. Draw out the symbols to tell a story. You might want to get someone to try to decipher it or share it with us @barwellacademy on Twitter. You might find you need to put some English words in between your symbols or make up your own symbols – just don’t forget to include a key if you do that. You can choose how to display your story. You might just write out the symbols or you could make “rocks” out of paper to make it more realistic – the choice is yours – be creative! The most common symbols are shown on the PowerPoint slides.



Lesson 2: Aboriginal Art


In this lesson, you will learn about the history of Australian Aboriginal artwork. Read through the PowerPoint (see below) to learn about the different styles of artwork there are and the variety of materials used.


Aboriginal art PPT


The PowerPoint then discuses Ochre – a rock that has been used in many cultures, including by the Australian Aborigines as a type of paint.


Your task: Create a piece of artwork using the dot style of painting that many of the Aboriginal pieces use. You can choose your materials based on what you have available. A cotton bud and paint works really well if you have them; if not, a pencil with different amounts of pressure can give you a really effective black and white image. You might choose to design your own boomerang using dot art. Think carefully about the images you create with your dots – keep them relevant.



Lesson 3: Special events on the calendar in Australia


Australia boasts many special events that are celebrated and commemorated annually.  In this lesson (see below) you will learn about three of them – Australia Day, ANZAC Day and The Melbourne Cup.  As you go through the PowerPoint, there are some facts about each one, from their meaning, when they are celebrated or commemorated and how.


Australian events


You may be able to relate to things you read as some of the events share similarities with events we celebrate here in Britain (they may have different names and meanings).


Your task is to write comparatively about any similarities and differences between Australian events and events marked in Britain today.  It may help to ask people at home or research more about the events here that you are comparing to in terms of their meaning, when and how celebrations take place.


You might just focus on one Australian event to compare with or all three – the choice is yours!