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Year 5 Home Learning: Week 4

Week Beginning: Monday 18th May 2020


Before we introduce this week’s learning, please click the video below to see a message from our ‘Open the Book’ friends. 




English Tasks




Each lesson gives you time to practise key spellings. However, you may prefer to start thinking about trying to master some of these words that are covered by the end of Year 6. You could pick your own to practise or even test yourself to decide which to focus on.


These lessons build up to writing a diary entry. You will need a pen/pencil and paper. To move through the lessons, click on the buttons at the bottom right of the page.



Lesson 1: Reading


For this lesson, you will be reading a diary entry (Dork Diaries) and answering inference questions on this.



Lesson 2: Reading


Today, you will be reading extracts from the diary of Anne Frank and answering fact retrieval questions on the this.



Lesson 3: Exploring texts


Here you will be identifying the features of a diary.



Lesson 4: SPaG


In this lesson, you will have the chance to practise the use of formality in your writing.


One way to make your writing informal is to use contractions. Use this link if you would like some extra practice on this:



Lesson 5: Spelling test and Writing


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



Maths Tasks


Times Table Rockstars


Continuing as we have over the last few weeks, we would like you to visit Times Table Rock Stars online and complete three minutes a day, aiming to beat your previous times and score and earn your house some house points at the same time. Remember – if you’ve can’t recall your username and password, just contact us.




This week’s Maths continues with a focus on decimals.  As usual, there are five lessons so that you have the option to tackle some Maths each day.  To access these, go to:


Every lesson this week can be found by clicking on the ‘+’ symbol next to ‘Summer Term – Week 2(w/c 27th April)’.


For Lessons 1 – 4, like last week, you’ll be focusing on addition and subtraction of decimals, including those with varied numbers of decimal places. 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.


Top Tip – When you add or subtract using the column method, the decimal point should be in the same column for all numbers and think about which column any digits of each decimal number need to be in, based on their value, when placing them around the decimal point.


Lesson 1: Adding decimals with the same number of decimal places


Lesson 2: Subtracting decimals with the same number of decimal places


Lesson 3: Adding decimals with a different number of decimal places


Lesson 4: Subtracting decimals with a different number of decimal places


Lesson 5: Friday Maths Challenge:


For this lesson, BBC Bitesize and White Rose Maths present you (and your family) with a set of challenges.  This is the second week we have suggested this activity as it covers several curriculum areas and poses new challenges weekly. To access these, click on ‘Get The Challenges’ and have a go at questions 1-6.  (You can try more if you like!) Once finished, click on ‘Get the Answers’ to see how you’ve done.


N.B. If you’ve been following White Rose Maths from the beginning and need the worksheets for Summer Term Week 5, you’ll find them here:


White Rose Maths – Summer Term Week 5 Worksheets






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 Stuart era. Below is a video of the class picture book we would have been studying, this will give you a great insight into what life was like for a highwayman.


Task 1:


A highwayman was a type of robber who attacked people who were travelling. Highwaymen often rode on horses. Some highwaymen robbed alone but others worked in gangs. They often targeted coaches because they did not have much defence, stealing money, jewellery and other valuable items. Please use the link below to find out more information about highwaymen. After that, we would like you to listen to the Highway Rat, which is a children’s book based on highwaymen. Once you have listened and watched the Highway Rat, please create your own adventure story. Perhaps your story might be about a ‘Highway Gorilla ‘or a Highway Ant’.


Highway Rat:



Task 2:


Highwaymen were common in the Stuart period (1603-1714). They would often use pistols to scare people. Your task is to find an image of a pistol and try to recreate it using only a pencil and a piece of paper.


Task 3:


One of the most famous highwaymen was Dick Turpin (1705) and he was caught and hung in 1739. Please listen to the song below. Can you try and write your own song/ poem about Dick Turpin’s devilish ways?




Design and Technology Task


Design and Technology- Inspiring Inventions Throughout the world there have been many exciting inventions. Instructions: Through using your imagination and creativity, invent something that would make our world a better place. Maybe you would like to save people time by being able to travel quicker. Designing something to help look after people, animals and the environment. Come up with an invention to cure diseases. A machine that can fix things in a minute.


Click on the link: for ideas on being a good inventor.


Click on the link: for inspiration .


Imagine– what ideas could you use for your design?


Plan– plan your design.


Create– through notes and illustrations map out exactly how your invention will work. This will help to bring your ideas to life. Improve- what improvements could you make?


Share– ask someone in your family what they think about your invention and write down what they say.