Year 5 Home Learning Week Commencing 8th June

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Hi year 5,

We hope that you have all found some time at the beginning of the week to enjoy the beautiful weather that we had. Let’s hope the sun returns soon to help you with this week’s art project. What have you been enjoying this week? We cannot wait to read about all of the work you are completing.

Here is the home learning for next week.

Internet Safety (This activity is to completed at home)

  • Discuss their answers, using the answer sheet located at the bottom of the blog post.

Activity 1: Who should Ellie turn to? 

  • If needed, watch Episode 2: Who’s Magnus?, again with your child at
  • Ask your child:
    • Why was Ellie upset?
  • Explain that Ellie needs someone to help when she is upset. Look at the activity ‘Who should Ellie turn to?’ on p2 of this activity sheet. Hide the answers at the bottom of the page by zooming in on screen, or folding it over if it’s on paper.
  • Read the description on each line and ask them to decide whether this is a good person for Ellie to talk to. Then check and discuss their answers.
  • Explain that someone with the ‘good qualities’ they have ticked would be a trusted adult. Remind your child of when Alfie turned to his mum when he was being pressured by the gamer in episode 1.
  • Finish by asking your child:
    • Who did Ellie turn to? Were they the best person to go to?

Activity 2: Write a message to Ellie

  • Recap the learning from the previous activity by asking your child:
    • Who is a good person for Ellie to turn to when she is upset? What qualities should they have?
  • Ask your child to write a message to Ellie, advising her on what she could do after she saw the mean comments that she thinks Sam has posted.
  • Explore with your child to help them add more detail to their message e.g. who Ellie’s trusted adult might be and how she could ask for help.




Credit: Matt Dawson

Activity 1 – What do you think is interesting about the octopus? What did you already know and what have you learnt? Why has Matt Dawson presented the facts in this way? What is the effect of the layout on the reader? Why is the fact about camouflage written in a different coloured font?

Activity 2 – Research the octopus. What else can you find out about their diet and where they live? Record what you find as notes. You could use a concept map to record your notes. The National Geographic for Kids website has some interesting facts.

Activity 3 – Use your information to write your own information text about the octopus. Think about your layout. What subheadings will you use? How will you make your text more interesting for the reader? Include a ‘did you know..?’.

Activity 4 – Look through your text. Use your editing skills to improve your writing. Remember to check the basics first, including full stops, capital letters and spelling. Look through your vocabulary. Can you improve your choices? Check you have used a range of sentence starters and conjunctions. Do you need to include any extra details?

Activity 5 Use your imagination to write up your information text.



You can continue to use the Scholastic Virtual Reading Library online allowing you to access lots of different books on their website. We have assigned you a book of funny poems to read. Have a look and choose your favorite.

The Scholastic Reading Pro website ( (look at the previous blog posts to set up your log ins)



Working online means that you don’t get to practise your handwriting skills and develop your style. Here is a handwriting activity. If you have a printer, you can print this out but don’t worry if you don’t have one: just write on a piece of paper.



This week’s focus is decimal numbers.

Lesson 1 –

Lesson 2 –

Lesson 3 –

Lesson 4 –

Lesson 5 –

Don’t forget to log on to TT Rockstars to practise your times tables. There will be a battle between the classes. Watch out for individual challenges from your teachers too.

SATs Companion

This week, we have set you a grammar test on Sats Companion.  We will look at the results at the end of the week and set some lessons based on the areas of grammar that you need help with.

Well done to the following people who put lots of effort into their SC last week.




One of the most interesting of the English Monarchic families was the Tudor family, most famously, Henry VIII (the 8th for those of you who have forgotten Roman numerals). Find out more about Henry VIII here…and try the Twinkl comprehension. Maybe share what you learned with a family member.



Today it has rained a little. Take advantage of the weather and see if you can go in search of snails. Have a close look at how beautiful the swirls are on their shell then have a go at some of the activities on this pdf.




It’s important to keep exercising whilst you’re at home. Here are a couple of ideas from the YOUTH SPORT TRUST for workouts and a fun ‘golf’ style activity that you could play with a family member.


Have a great week.

Mrs Hatfield, Miss Whaites and Mrs Turiccki

28 thoughts on “Year 5 Home Learning Week Commencing 8th June

  • 5th June 2020 at 7:27 pm

    That is is certainly something that will keep my hands busy! I will try starting as early as I can to finish it. 🙂 Can’t wait to see you at school!!

  • 8th June 2020 at 11:12 am

    Hi I can’t get any of the links for maths to work on any browser:(

    • 9th June 2020 at 6:15 pm

      Did you manage to get this sorted Bryce?

  • 8th June 2020 at 11:22 am

    Now it does!How Strange .Sorry for wasting your time

  • 8th June 2020 at 11:28 am

    I agree with dylan, this will keep us very busy!!!

  • 8th June 2020 at 12:10 pm

    I literraly posted this comment 2 days ago, and then 2 days after my post you start talking! I am confusion.

  • 9th June 2020 at 6:16 pm

    Very clever!

    Mrs Hatfield

  • 10th June 2020 at 10:23 am

    I really need to work on my handwriting:(
    Its only average.

  • 10th June 2020 at 6:15 pm

    On Sats Companian, I can’t do Attempt 2 of Test B and Test J. I already did Attempt 1 for all tests and I can only get to do Attempt 2 of Test A (sounds like a joke to me coz you try to attempt to do the ‘Attempt’). Please fix this.

    • 11th June 2020 at 3:51 pm

      Hi Dylan, I think there is a period of time before you are allowed to make a second attempt. Give it a week or two.

  • 11th June 2020 at 9:51 am

    My work ° ͜ʖ ͡ – :


    Its first—and most amazing—line of defense is its ability to hide in plain sight. Using a network of pigment cells and specialized muscles in its skin, this invertebrate can almost instantaneously match the colors, patterns, and even textures of its surroundings. Predators such as sharks, eels, and dolphins swim by without even noticing it.


    When discovered, an octopus will release a cloud of black ink to obscure its attacker’s view, giving it time to swim away. The ink even contains a substance that dulls a predator’s sense of smell, making the fleeing octopus harder to track.

    Evasive Behavior

    Fast swimmers, they can jet forward by expelling water through their mantles. And their soft bodies can squeeze into impossibly small cracks and crevices where predators can’t follow. The octopus can also squeeze through any hole that’s not smaller than its beak, the only hard part of its body.

    If all else fails, an octopus can lose an arm to escape a predator’s grasp and regrow it later with no permanent damage. They also have beaklike jaws that can deliver a nasty bite, and venomous saliva, used mainly for subduing prey.

    Range, Size, and Diet

    Considered the most intelligent of all invertebrates, the common octopus is found in the tropical and temperate waters of the world’s oceans. They can grow to about 4.3 feet in length and weigh up to 22 pounds, although averages are much smaller. They prey on crabs, crayfish, and mollusks, and will sometimes use their ink to disorient their victims before attacking.

    • 11th June 2020 at 2:51 pm

      I am really impressed with your research it is really nice to see your work on the blog. You have made good vocabulary choices. I particularly like excessive and expelling.
      Mrs Turiccki

    • 11th June 2020 at 3:54 pm

      Amazing as ever Jack. You are developing into a fantastic writer using all the grammatical tools at you fingertips. Keep going!

  • 11th June 2020 at 9:54 am

    Here’s the facts I used:
    COMMON NAME: Common Octopus

    SCIENTIFIC NAME: Octopus vulgaris

    TYPE: Invertebrates

    DIET: Carnivore


    SIZE: 12 to 36 inches

    WEIGHT: 6.6 to 22 pounds
    And a bit extra

    • 11th June 2020 at 6:06 pm

      Wow well done on the research Jack! Those are some facts that I didn’t know!

      Miss Whaites

    • 11th June 2020 at 2:55 pm

      Hi Ava, How are you? What has been your favourite activity?
      Mrs Turiccki

  • 11th June 2020 at 4:53 pm

    It has already been 2-5 months, and I cannot do the test! Me am sad 😭

  • 12th June 2020 at 9:11 am

    Since the system in my brain (that makes me think ) has already done my english, what should I do now???

    • 12th June 2020 at 1:43 pm

      Hi Jack, there are the other activities on the blog for you to look at. If you would like to do more writing, why not try some the BBC Bitesize lessons?

  • 12th June 2020 at 11:49 am

    We didn’t get over 52 comments 🙁
    Lets hope we will beat that! 🙂

  • 12th June 2020 at 2:31 pm

    Hi guys I just wanted to say hi!

  • 12th June 2020 at 4:33 pm

    hi all hope you are all fine I have noticed that nasia, ava, Dylan, Bryce, and jack have all posted, and I wish you all the best and hope that you are keeping well.



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