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Year 5 Home Learning: Week 11

Week Beginning: Monday 6th July


English Tasks


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 59 – Word list – years 5 and 6 – ph- to res-, 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: PLAY SOME SPELLING GAMES.



Sink and Spell – Sink and spell is just like the game Battleship. It is a fun spelling game that is played with a partner to help reinforce spelling words.


How to Play: Work with someone in your house (or over the phone). Both draw a grid with letters on the top and numbers on the side. Then, write about five of spelling words in boxes on the grid. Take turns calling out boxes. If they call out a box and a letter isn’t there, then that is considered a miss. The goal of the game is to find the spelling words. The first one to find all of the words wins.



Spelling Squares (Tic Tac Toe) – This is a Tic Tac Toe spelling game to help reinforce spelling words.


How to Play: With someone in your house (or over the phone). Write your spelling words on slips of paper and then put them in a pile. The first player draws a card from the deck and reads the word to their partner. The partner then spells the word. If they get it correct they draw an “x” or an “o” on a tic tac toe board. If they get it wrong, then they cannot place anything on the board. Then the next player goes, and so on. This continues until someone gets tic tac toe.



Spelling Boom! Spelling Boom is a fun hands-on spelling game to reinforce spelling words. This game can be played with a partner, in a large group, or with a small group.


How to Play: To play Spelling Boom you must write spelling words on slips of paper, popsicle sticks or small index cards. Make sure to write the word “Boom” on a few of the sticks or cards. Each player blindly draws a stick or card and hands it to the teacher or another player to read the word. If they spell the word correctly, they get to keep the stick or card. If they answer it incorrectly then they must put it back into the cup or pile. If the student chooses a Boom stick or card, they must put back all of the words that they have collected so far. The person with the most sticks or cards at the end of the game wins!



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 newspaper report 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 newspaper report 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 newspaper report so it will be really helpful for later this week.



Lesson 4: SPaG


In this lesson, you will be looking in more detail at direct and indirect speech.


If you want more practice on using inverted commas to mark direct speech, try this BBC Bitesize page:



Lesson 5: Writing


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



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




Continuing The Time-Travelling Cat and the Roman Eagle by Julia Jarman. As it is the final week of Summer Term, we have read to the end of the book this time.


Topher and his time-travelling cat continue on their adventures and end up being part of some key Roman historical events – including the creation of a special cat related artefact that he has recently seen in the museum. How will Ka help get Topher out of trouble this time?



This map is in the front of the book:



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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 8 (w/c 15th June)


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



Lesson 1 – Understand percentages 


Lesson 1 Answers – Understand percentages 



Lesson 2 – Percentages as fractions and decimals 


Lesson 2 Answers – Percentages as fractions and decimals 



Lesson 3 – Adding decimals with the same number of decimal places 


Lesson 3 Answers – Adding decimals with the same number of decimal places 



Lesson 4 – Adding decimals with a differen number of decimal places 


Lesson 4 Answers – Adding decimals with a differen number of decimal places



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



WHITE ROSE –  Alternative worksheets


Y5 Week 8 Alternative Plan



Lesson 1 – Multi-step addition and subtraction problems


Lesson 1 Answers – Multi-step addition and subtraction problems



Lesson 2 – Read and interpret line graphs


Lesson 2 Answers – Read and interpret line graphs



Lesson 3 – Draw line graphs


Lesson 3 Answers – Draw line graphs



Lesson 4 – Use line graphs to solve problems


Lesson 4 Answers – Use line graphs to solve problems





BBC Bitesize




Oak National Academy:




Gareth Metcalfe’s “I See Maths”:



Recap: Place Value


Complete the worksheets belowThere are no videos: 


Lesson 1 – WEEK 11 – YR 5 Multiples


Lesson 1 – WEEK 11 – YR 5 Multiples ANSWERS



Lesson 2 – WEEK 11 -YR5 Factors


Lesson 2 – WEEK 11 – YR 5 -Factors ANSWERS



Lesson 3 – WEEK 11 – YR5 – Common-factors-


Lesson 3 – WEEK 11 – YR 5 – Common-factors 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: The Animals of Australia.


This lessons covers some of the animals that Australia is famous for. It includes information about animals that are unique to the country.


Read through the PowerPoint (see below) to learn about a number of different animals. The PowerPoint will direct you to a website so that you can see some additional pictures of these unique creatures. Then, complete the tasks linked to the animals of Australia.


Animals in Australia PPT


Task 1: Label the different parts/features of Australian animals (see below) You can either print off the sheets and then cut/stick or you can draw out the animals and hand write the labels.


Task 1 – features of Australian animals


Task 2: Create a fact file of one of the animals we have talked about. (See below). You might want to do some additional research for this task to make your fact file more interesting. Again, you can print off the template or create your own. If you create your own, you can adapt the sections to include the information of your choice.


Task 2 – Factfile


Task 3: Draw your own Australian animals. (See below). Use the step by step guide to draw a kangaroo and a koala. Once you’re done, add some colour to your images. We’d love to see them so add a photo to Twitter and tag @BarwellAcademy.


Task 3 – Draw your own Australian animals



Lesson 2: Famous Australians.


Like every country in the world, Australia has many people who are famous.  This fame can be for a variety of different reasons. We have chosen a selection of people who we thought were noteworthy in Australia’s history (it was really hard to choose).


We have put together some information about each of our chosen people and then provided some reading comprehension questions. You can choose to either print off the documents or write them down on a piece of paper – whatever suits you. Pick a person (or people) to read about and then answer the questions. The answers are provided so you can check how you’ve done at the end.


Captain James Cook – A British Explorer who travelled to Australia in 1770.

Cathy Freeman – An Aboriginal Athlete.

John Flynn – The man who founded Australia’s Flying Doctor Service.

John Caesar – Australia’s first bush ranger.

Steve Irwin – A world famous zookeeper, television personality and conservationist.

William Cooper – An Australian Aboriginal community leader.

Yagan – An Indigenous Warrior of the Noogar people.



Lesson 3: The Colonisation of Australia. 


This lesson focuses on the impact that the colonisation had on Australia and on the indigenous people of Australia. It explores when the country was colonised and problems and positives that this colonisation caused.


Read through the PowerPoint (See Colonisation of Australia PPT below)  to discover what colonisation is, when Australia was colonised and the many impacts that the colonisation had on the land and the people who lived on the land. Then complete the Australian Colonisation STEM Project below:


Colonisation of Australia PPT


Australia Colonisation STEM Project


Your task: Imagine you are Governor Philip, the first Governor of New South Wales, Australia. After he sailed with the First Fleet to Australia and selected the location of Port Jackson for the new colony, he became what is considered to be an Empresario –the Spanish word for entrepreneur (a person permitted to settle new land and is responsible for finding people to settle in the area alongside providing for any new settlers.


–For your challenge, you will be an Empresario –an entrepreneur –for a new town in Australia. You will be designing the layout and naming the town that you are establishing.


–Remember to include buildings that will attract and provide for the needs of new settlers, as well as pathways for the settlers to walk along or move a carriage through the town.