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Year 5 Home Learning: Week 3

Week Beginning: Monday 11th May 2020


English Tasks




Each lesson gives you time to practise key spellings. However, you may prefer to try the attached sheet or practise these in a different way of your choice.


Spellings Week 3



Lesson 1: Reading


For this lesson, you will be reading a persuasive letter and answering inference questions on this. Remember, inference is a bit like reading between the lines by using clues in the text.



Lesson 2: Reading


Today, you will be reading a persuasive advert and answering word meaning questions on this.



Lesson 3: Exploring texts


Here you will be identifying the features of a persuasive text.


If you want some extra practice on modal verbs, you can also watch the video and try the activities here:7



Lesson 4: SPaG


In this lesson, you will have the chance to practise using lists of three to persuade. 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 persuasive letters. Just like the example, you may choose to write to an adult at home or you may choose to write to an adult at school. Once you have finished, we would love it if you could share your work with us on Twitter!



Maths Tasks


Times Table Rockstars


To continue one of our daily school routines, we would like you to visit Times Table Rock Stars online and complete three minutes a day trying to beat your previous times and score. This is a great way to earn your house some much needed house points too! Please contact us via the staff email address if you cannot remember your username and password.


Maths Lessons


Another tradition we have in a school is a daily Maths lesson. With that in mind, we have set five lessons so that you can keep doing a bit of Maths each weekday if you wish.


To access these, go to:

Every lesson this week can be found by clicking on the ‘+’ symbol next to ‘Summer Term – Week 1(w/c 20th April)’.


For Lessons 1 – 4, you’ll be focusing on addition and subtraction of decimals. Watch the video with each lesson, which will teach you what is needed to help complete the worksheet activity. You will be prompted to try this activity sheet 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 recorded however you like. Once complete, click on ‘Get the Answers’ to check how you’ve done. (There is a page of 10×10 grids under ‘Additional Resources’ that may help with Lesson 3 if you want to use it).


Lesson 1: Adding decimals within 1


Lesson 2: Subtracting decimals within 1


Lesson 3: Complements to 1


Lesson 4: Adding decimals – crossing the whole


Lesson 5: Friday Maths Challenge:


For this lesson, BBC Bitesize and White Rose Maths have teamed up to give you (and your family) a set of challenges.  New challenges are available each week.  To access these, click on ‘Get The Challenges’ and have a go at questions 1-5.  Feel free to tackle more questions if you wish.  Click on ‘Get the Answers’ to see how many questions you answered successfully.


Additional Resources:


10x 10 Grid Paper



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 Victorian era.


Task 1:


The police force was invented in Victorian times in 1829. It was invented by Robert Peel and men who worked in the police force became known as either ‘bobbies’ or ‘peelers’. Robert Peel changed crime and punishment significantly and to this day we still use prisons. We would like you to explore Robert Peel’s life and to create a fact file. You could then share this fact file with a member of your family. Please use these headings in your fact file: Early life – Invention of the Police force – Victorian prisons.



Task 2:


Hanging became unpopular in Victorian times; they started using prisons as punishment instead. People had to do hard labour in prisons. Can you find out what hard labour Victorian prisoners had to undertake (we’ve listed a few below to get you started)? Why do you think Victorian prisons made their occupants do hard labour? Do you think hard labour should be used in modern prisons today? Please answer these questions and make sure you argue your point.  – Picking oakum – The crank -The treadmill.



Task 3:


John Smith was sent to prison at the young age of 14 in 1876. Please watch his story using the link below. Once you have watched it, we would like you to imagine you’re John Smith living in Victorian Britain and to write a short diary entry. Perhaps you are writing it on the day he had his trial or maybe you’re writing after he served his first day in prison. Remember to include lots of description: what can he see, smell and what emotions may John be experiencing?




Music Task


Composer: John Williams

Useful Link:


Produce a fact file about the composer for this term (see above).  You could make a fact poster, sheet, booklet or even a PowerPoint!


Challenge activity: Listen to some of their compositions and write a musical appreciation including how it makes you feel, what you like/dislike about it. Include the correct musical vocabulary in your writing.