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Year 5 Home Learning: Week 9

Week Beginning: Monday 22nd 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 57 – Word list – years 5 and 6 – g- to le-, 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:


SPEED CHALLENGE: Choose one of the words from the list of spellings. Write the word at the top of your page and look carefully at the correct spelling. Time yourself rewriting the word as many times as you can in one minute. Once you’ve finished, check that you’ve spelled it correctly every time and then count up your score. Try again with a different word. See which word you can complete the most during the allocated time. If you’re feeling really proud, share your word and the number with us on twitter @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 balanced argument and follow the same structure as the previous Oak National Academy lessons. A balanced argument is a discussion where you consider both sides of an issue and present evidence for and against the argument.  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 balanced argument.



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 balanced argument so it will be really helpful for later this week.



Lesson 4: SPaG


In this lesson, you will be looking closely at adverbs for possibility which was one of the features of a balanced argument which we looked at in the previous lesson.



Lesson 5: Writing


This lesson will help you plan and write your balanced argument. Once you have finished, we would love it if you could share your work with us on twitter or email them in!



Year 3, 4 and 5 shared story – The Time-Travelling Cat and the Tudor Treasure by Julia Jarman




Concluding the story about Topher and his pet cat Ka as they go on a time-travelling adventure with a Tudor focus! Topher is learning about how cats were treated in the Tudor period, during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I.


This week we have recorded six sections as it is the end of the book. We should be starting the next book in the series next week: The Time-Travelling Cat and the Roman Eagle.






Part 16:




Part 17:




Part 18:



Part 19:




Part 20:



Part 21:






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 6 (w/c 1st June)


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



Lesson 1 – Multiply unit and non-unit fractions by integers 


Lesson 1 Answers – Multiply unit and non-unit fractions by integers 



Lesson 2 – Multiply mixed numbers by integers 


Lesson 2 Answers – Multiply mixed numbers by integers 



Lesson 3 – Fractions of an amount 


Lesson 3 Answers – Fractions of an amount 



Lesson 4 – Fractions as operators


Lesson 4 Answers – Fractions as operators



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






BBC Bitesize




Oak National Academy:




Gareth Metcalfe’s “I See Maths”:



Recap: Place Value


Complete the worksheets belowThere are no videos: 


Lesson 1 – WEEK9 – PV RECAP-Negative-numbers 


Lesson 1 – WEEK9 – PV RECAP -Negative-numbers ANSWERS 



Lesson 2 – WEEK9 – 4OPS – Add-whole-numbers-with-more-than-4-digits 


Lesson 2 – WEEK9 – 4OPS – Add-whole-numbers-with-more-than-4-digits ANSWERS 



Lesson 3 – WEEK9 – 4OPS -Subtract-whole-numbers-with-more-than-4-digits-column-method 


Lesson 3 – WEEK9 – 4OPS -Subtract-whole-numbers-with-more-than-4-digits-column-method 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: Boomerangs


For this lesson, Mrs Hiscox will guide you through some information about boomerangs, from how and why they were made, different purposes and designs, to some fascinating facts.  As you go through the PowerPoint video (see below) there are some website links that will give you more information about what has been shared should you wish to access them.




On the last slide, you will find two tasks – you can choose to do both or either of them, whichever works for you:


Task 1: Create a fact file or information poster all about boomerangs, using what you have learnt in the lesson.


Task 2:  Using the inspiration of aboriginal art, create and decorate your own boomerang.  These websites might be useful for some help in creating and decorating your boomerang:



Lesson 2: Australian Food


Get ready hear your tummy rumbling!  As you go through the PowerPoint slides (see below), you will gain an understanding as to how and why Australian food has changed over time and gain an insight into some traditional and typical Australian delicacies – including the Witchetty grub!


Australian Food


The final slide posts your task – to create your own Australian food at home!


This is a super website full of recipes but feel free to have a look for some of your own if you wish:



Lesson 3: Sport in Australia


A lesson about the most popular sports in Australia in comparison to sports in the United Kingdom. Read through the PowerPoint (see below), to discover what the top 10 sports are in Australia and then learn a bit more about ‘Aussie Rules’ and then complete the tasks.


Sports in Australia PPT


Task 1: Join in with an Aussie sport – See if you can participate in one of Australia’s popular sports whilst you are at home. You might need to make some adaptions to the games to suit where you are and what equipment you have available. See how many of the sports you can join in with – you could take some photos and upload them to Twitter so we can see them – don’t forget to tag @barwellacademy.


Task 2: Read about the history of Aussie Rules and then answer the questions about it. You can take the questions from the PowerPoint or use the sheet provided:


Aussie Rules Reading Comprehension


Task 3: Design your own Aussie Rules vest. Either sketch the outline onto paper or print off our template


Aussie Rules vest