Year 5 Home Learning Activities

Week Beginning 13th July



Hello,

This week is your last week of Year 5! Well done for all your hard work this year. By now, you will know who your new teacher is and will be looking forward to Year 6.

Sophie's Class:


Elspeth's Class:


For afternoons this week, we have planned some exciting transition activities for you to consolidate our learning in year 5 and to help you prepare for next year.

Remember you can continue to email any of your work to your teacher. We like seeing all the hard work you are doing and we can give any transition activities to your new teacher.

Our email addresses are:

Elspeth: mailbox41364@lgflmail.org

Sophie: mailbox41365@lgflmail.org

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday for our end of year celebration. It will be a nice way to end this very unusual year.

Have a wonderful summer holiday.

Elspeth and Sophie
If you would like some more structure to your day then please follow the Year 5 Timetable.
Monday 13th July

Regular and irregular polygons

In this lesson, there is a video to watch and a learning summary to read. There are then three activities to complete. The first activity is interactive and the second two are worksheets.

Tuesday 14th July

Identify 3D shapes from 2D representations

This lesson includes two slideshows and two activities. The first activity is a worksheet and the second is a game of bingo which you will need to print out. If you don’t have access to a printer, try the geometry section on mathletics.

Wednesday 15th July

Reflection

This lesson will teach you how to reflect shapes across a mirror line. It includes a video and a learning summary. There are then two worksheets to complete.

Thursday 16th July

Translation

This lesson will help you translate 2D shapes across a grid. There are two videos to watch and then two worksheets to complete.

Friday 17th July

Weekly challenges

In this lesson there are six challenges for you to complete. There are number problems as well as fractions and weight. If you find any of these challenges tricky, use a bar model to help you understand the calculation and operation involved in the question. Try you best and then check your answers to see how many you got correct.
Monday 13th July

Reading and using texts

This lesson includes two videos and three activities. The first activity requires you to match the sentence to the inference. The second is a comprehension activity using the skills of skimming and scanning. The third activity is also a skimming and scanning activity, and you have three levels to choose from (one star is simple, two is medium and three is tricky).

Tuesday 14th July

Junior Shakespeare: Romeo & Juliet

This lesson is about one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays. There are two videos to watch and three activities to complete. The first activity is interactive. The second and third activities are writing tasks.

Wednesday 15th July

Junior Shakespeare: The Tempest

This lesson includes two videos and three activities (The first video is the same as yesterday!). The first activity requires you to sort statements into true or false. The second activity is a writing task. You may have already completed the third activity if you finished the lesson on Twelfth Night a couple of weeks ago.

Thursday 16th July

Shakespeare Reimagined

In this lesson, you will be writing your own 500 word short story using Shakespeare as your inspiration. There is a video to watch and three activities to complete. Your teacher would love to read your story when you’ve finished!

Friday 17th July

Reading lesson: Be Amazing! An inspiring guide to being your own champion by Sir Chris Hoy

This lesson includes two videos of Sir Chris Hoy (the famous cyclist) reading extracts from his book and three activities. For activity 3, try using formal language to write a short message to the author.
We have a special First News end of term quiz for you this week! The newspaper for young people has put together some great activities all about current affairs events during the past school year.

We hope you've been paying attention! 😉

You can take the quiz over here.

The answers are available below. No cheating!

Scroll down over here to find the answer sheet.

How did you get on?
If you would like to read the final edition of First News for this school year then the latest edition is available over here.

Once again, three activities are available:

Activity 1

Activity 2

Activity 3

You can find the latest News Debate challenge over here.

End of Term Transition Activities

In the welcome video from your new teacher, they have shared some of their favourite hobbies, books and food with you so you can get to know them.

We would now like you to complete the questionnaire over here so that your new teacher can find out all about you too!

Sophie's Class:


Elspeth's Class:

You will soon by entering your final year at Michael Faraday. Some things will be the same (the subjects you study, swimming lessons, break time and lunch time). Some things will be different (your classroom, your teacher, music lessons, where you sit in assembly).

You might be looking forward to some of these changes but some changes might make us worried or unsure. It is normal to feel like this when there are changes.

On this worksheet, we would like you to write down any things you are looking forward to in the stars (trips, workshops, topics you study, being the oldest children in school, handing out stickers in achievers assembly).

In the clouds, you should write down worries you have (any subjects that might be tricky, choosing secondary schools, homework).


Unfortunately, we haven’t been able to hold our usual sports day this year so this afternoon we would like you to participate in the Michael Faraday Virtual Sports Day!

Follow the activities over here to take part.
Although we haven’t been at school as much as we expected, we still have had some wonderful experiences this year. We’ve been on trips to the Science Museum and the cinema.

We’ve dressed up as Ancient Greeks for our Ancient Greek Day and tasted some Greek food. We’ve had fun workshops about online safety, road safety and forensic science.

Everyone has worked hard in all subjects, whether it’s swimming in PE, playing the recorder in Music or completing material experiments in Science, you have all tried your best.

We are very proud of your hard work this year. ​To help us remember all the wonderful things about Year 5, we would like you to complete this worksheet.

Week Beginning 6th July



Hello everyone,

We hope you are all OK!

It was lovely welcoming some of you back to school last week. We hope those of you learning from home are still working hard and communicating with your teacher.

We are coming towards the end of Year 5 and are beginning to look forward to the summer holidays and Year 6! You will be finding out who your Year 6 teacher is soon, and will start thinking about your transition to your new year group.

We hope you have enjoyed taking part in the ‘Faraday Fortnight of Fun’ so far! Thank you to those who have already sent us photos of the challenges you have completed. There have been some extremely impressive entries so far. Keep up the good work!

We will be choosing one winner for each challenge from each class. The deadline for the challenges to be emailed to your teacher is Friday 10th July.

Happy Birthday to Daniel & Hannah! 🎂 🎂 We hope you have a great time celebrating.

Take care,

Elspeth & Sophie
If you would like some more structure to your day then please follow the Year 5 Timetable.
Monday 6th July

Measuring angles

In this lesson, you will learn how to measure angles using a protractor. We have done this in class before, but lots of you found it tricky! There is a video to watch, two interactive activities and a worksheet to complete. You will be unable to complete the worksheet if you don’t have a protractor at home, so just move on to the third activity.

Tuesday 7th July

Drawing angles

This lesson requires you to have a protractor and practice drawing angles. If you don’t have a protractor, you could spend time on mathletics or mathsframe instead.

Wednesday 8th July

Angles on a straight line

There is a video to watch and two activities to complete in this lesson. The first activity is a worksheet and the second is interactive. You don’t need a protractor for this lesson, only the knowledge that angles on a straight line add up to 180˚.

Thursday 9th July

Measure and identify angles around a point

This lesson includes two videos and one activity worksheet. For the worksheet, you will need a protractor for questions 1 and 4. If you don’t have a protractor don’t worry, you can still complete the rest of the worksheet and skip those two questions. Mathletics also has some interactive activities to help you practise measuring angles. You can find these angle activities in the ‘Properties of Shapes’ learning section on Mathletics.

Friday 10th July

Weekly Challenge

In this lesson there are six challenges for you to complete. There are number problems as well as shape, money and angles. Try you best and then check your answers to see how many you got correct.
Monday 6th July

Writing adverts and brochures using comedy

This lesson contains one video and three activities to complete. In the second activity, you create your own parody advert. The third activity requires you to write a brochure for a city, which is hosting a world cup tournament.

Tuesday 7th July

Giving a presentation using charts and graphs

In this lesson, there are two videos and three activities to complete. The first two activities are interactive. For the third activity, you need to write your own presentation.

Wednesday 8th July

Using register for posters and leaflets

This lesson includes three videos and three activities. The first two activities are interactive. The third activity requires you to make a poster or leaflet.

Thursday 9th July

Using imperative verbs to write instructions

This lesson includes three videos and three activities. For the second activity, you do not need to print off the worksheet. Instead, you could write down an example of each of the features in the instructions e.g. can you find an example of an adverb? For activity 3, you will need to write a set of instructions for travelling to Antarctica. We recommend that you use your knowledge from our Shackleton’s Journey topic earlier in the year, to help you.

Friday 10th July

Reading comprehension: The Extraordinary Life of Katherine Johnson by Devika Jina

In this lesson, there are two videos and three activities. The first two activities are reading comprehension questions. For activity three, you are challenged to write a magazine article about Katherine Johnson. If you are struggling with this challenge, write a short paragraph about Katherine Johnson using information from the videos earlier.
During the afternoons, you will need to continue with the challenges you find on the Fun Zone part of the website.

The aim is to complete at least 5 and email pictures of your challenge to your teacher when you’ve finished them.

We can’t wait to see what you’ve been busy creating!
It's important that we all understand what is happening around the world right. First News is a fantastic newspaper that has stories written especially for young people.

You can read the latest edition over here.

Once you have read the latest issue, why not try some of the activities below? If you find it a little tricky then move on to the next activity 😉

Activity 1

Activity 2

Activity 3

Now challenge yourself in the First News quiz!

Quiz 1

Quiz 2

Quiz 3

Finally we have the First News debate. You can find the activities over here.

Week Beginning 29th June



Hello,

We hope you are all safe and well at the moment. We’ve been in touch with lots of families and look forward to welcoming some of you back this week.

If you are returning to school on Monday 29th June, please read this book to see how school has changed.

We hope you enjoy the Faraday Fortnight of Fun challenges that teachers across the school have planned for you. There are many different subject challenges so choose two or three this week that sound interesting to you.

This a great opportunity to learn about something new and to show off your ideas in a project that you are truly proud of. We would love to see your artwork, writing, videos and photos so please keep emailing them to your teacher.

Our email addresses are:

Elspeth: mailbox41364@lgflmail.org

Sophie: mailbox41365@lgflmail.org

Take care,

Elspeth and Sophie
You can find the new timetable for the week ahead over here.
Monday 29th June

Subtract decimals

In this lesson, there is one learning summary to read through, one worksheet and one game. The first activity is a game and you will need a dice and someone to play with. If you don’t have access to a printer, you could answer the questions from the board game on a piece of paper.

Tuesday 30th June

Subtract decimals with different decimal places

For this lesson, there is one video to watch, one worksheet and one interactive quiz to complete. Try your best and then check your answers once you’ve finished.

Wednesday 1st July

Multiply decimals by 10, 100, 1000

In this lesson there is a learning summary to read through and two worksheets to complete. Instead of printing out the worksheets, you can write your answers on a piece of paper. For the first worksheet question 4 is a challenge – complete this question if you feel confident.

On the second worksheet, page one is a bronze challenge, page two is a silver challenge and page three is a gold challenge. Choose the challenge you feel most comfortable with.

Thursday 2nd July

Divide by 10, 100, 1000

This lesson should be revision as we have learnt this in class. Remember to think about moving the numbers down the place value chart. The lesson includes a video, a worksheet and an interactive activity.

Friday 3rd July

Weekly Challenge

In this lesson there are six challenges for you to complete. There are number problems as well as shape, money and length. Try you best and then check your answers to see how many you got correct.
Monday 29th June

Writing a comic

This lesson includes two videos and three activities. The first activity is interactive. For the second activity, you do not need to print out a comic strip template. You could draw a template on a piece of plain paper or use purple mash

. Tuesday 30th June

Analysing play scripts

This lesson includes two videos and three activities. The first activity is interactive and the second is a worksheet. The third is a jigsaw matching activity. If you don’t have a printer, you could copy the complete sentence out.

Wednesday 1st July June

National writing day challenge

In this lesson there are four short videos, one interactive quiz and three activities. For the third activity you need to create a short story of only 24 words. As you don’t have a lot of room, you will need to make every word count!

Thursday 2nd July

Shakespeare and Twelfth Night

This lesson includes two videos and three activities to complete. The first activity is ordering events from Shakespeare’s life. The second video is writing a play script. The third activity is a worksheet (one star is simple, two stars is medium and three stars is tricky).

Friday 3rd July

Reading comprehension: Macbeth retold by Marcia Williams

This lesson includes videos of two extracts from the text. There are then three comprehension activities for you to complete.
This week we would like you to complete 2-3 of the Faraday Fortnight of Fun Challenges. You can complete it by yourself or work with your brothers and sisters.

You can choose which of the challenges you would like to complete. There will be a prize and certificate for each challenge so please email your teachers a picture of your completed work to enter the competition.

Competition entries must include your name and the subject of the challenge (e.g. Sophie’s History Challenge) so that your teacher knows which competition you are entering.

When you have sent a challenge to your teacher, you can colour in a star on your Faraday Fortnight of Fun Challenge Tracker. If you don’t have access to a printer, parents can collect a copy from the office for you.

All of the challenges can be found in the Faraday Fun Zone area of the website.
We have the latest edition of First News for you to read over here.

There are three activities below based on the news in the past week. Don't worry if you find them a little challenging!

Activity 1

Activity 2

Activity 3

Fancy your chances with the First News quiz? Try your best below!

Quiz 1

Quiz 2

Quiz 3

Finally there is the weekly First News challenge over here.

Week Beginning 21st June



Hello Year 5,

We hope you have had a good week and a restful weekend. Thank you to those who have been emailing us with messages and pictures of your work. This is now your eleventh week of home learning, so well done for all your hard work so far!

We have both been looking to see who has been on mathletics recently – congratulations to those who have earnt a certificate! If you have forgotten your password, then please email your teacher.

This week, we want to wish a Happy Birthday to Sam. We hope you have a lovely day 🎂

We hope you also have time to enjoy the sunshine that is forecast this week.

Please keep emailing us – we love receiving your messages.

Our email addresses are:

Elspeth: mailbox41364@lgflmail.org

Sophie: mailbox41365@lgflmail.org

Take care,

Elspeth & Sophie
You can find the new timetable for the week ahead over here.
Monday 22nd June

Recognising and understanding percentages

This lesson includes a video and a learning summary to teach you about percentages. There are then three activities to complete. The first two activities are interactive quizzes. The third activity is a worksheet.

Tuesday 23rd June

Write percentages as fractions and decimals

This lesson includes a video and a learning summary to teach you how to convert between percentages, fractions and decimals. There are then two worksheets to complete to give you lots of practice.

Wednesday 24th June

Adding decimals using the formal method

In this lesson there is one video to teach you how to add decimals. There is a worksheet and then an interactive activity.

Thursday 25th June

Adding decimals with a different number of decimal places

This lesson includes a video, a worksheet and an interactive game. It would be helpful for you to draw a place value chart to represent your decimals.

Friday 26th June

Weekly challenges

There are six challenges to complete in this lesson. They get trickier as you go on, so you’ll have to persevere! Remember that drawing the problem can sometimes help you to find the solution. Good luck!
Monday 22nd June

Analysing and performing poems

This lesson includes one video to teach you about different features of poems, and three activities to complete. The first activity is an interactive quiz. The second activity requires you to identify different types of poems on a worksheet. For the third activity, you need to practice performing a poem.

Tuesday 23rd June

Imagery and figurative language in poetry

This lesson includes two videos and three activities. The first activity is a matching activity. You’ll need to know the meaning of assonance: the repetition of similar vowel sounds, e.g The rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain. The second activity is labelling features of different poems. The third activity requires you to read and respond to a range of poems.

Wednesday 24th June

Writing nonsense poems

This lesson includes one video and three activities. You will need to write your own nonsense poem. Your teacher would love to read them, so please sent them in an email.

Thursday 25th June

Writing narrative poems

This lesson is about poems which tell stories. There is one video and four activities to complete. For the first activity, you need to make notes about a popular poem by Michael Rosen. For the second and third activity, you need to write your own narrative poem and practise performing it. For the fourth activity, you need to read a poem and then answer some questions about it (one star is simple, two stars is medium and three stars is tricky).

Friday 26th June

Reading lesson: The Parent Agency by David Baddiel

This lesson includes two videos of the author reading extracts from his book. There are then three comprehension activities to complete. You may need to watch the videos more than once to answer the questions.
Key Vocabulary: reversible, irreversible, mixing, dissolving, heating, freezing, evaporating, rust

Reversible and irreversible changes.

This week we will be revising reversible and irreversible changes, something we looked at during our materials topic in autumn term. There are three videos and three activities.

For Activity 3, instead of writing out a table you could make a poster and draw different reversible and irreversible changes.
Key vocabulary: AD, Britain, Vikings, Anglo-Saxons, Christians, pagans, monasteries (religious building for where Christian monks lived and worshipped)

The Vikings

This week we will be revisiting the Vikings, a topic you studied earlier in Key Stage 2. The Vikings began invading and settling in parts of Britain during the Anglo Saxon period. There were many battles between the Anglo Saxons and the Vikings, one of which we will look at in this lesson.

This lesson includes two videos and two activities. For Activity 1, please email your quiz questions to your teacher for us to share on the website next week.

Elspeth: mailbox41364@lgflmail.org

Sophie: mailbox41365@lgflmail.org
Use the Spellodrome website to practise words on the Year 5 and 6 spelling list.

Remember it’s the same login as Mathletics. If you can’t find your login please e-mail your teacher and they will send it out to you.
Write out the jokes over here in your best handwriting, remembering to include all punctuation. It might be fun for you to try out the jokes on your family.

Which ones did they like best? Can you write out your own joke too?

Visit letter join for more handwriting resources. If you can’t remember the login, email your teacher.
We will continue using random numbers in games to create unpredictable movements. This week, we will create a pinball game where we programme the ball to bounce in random directions. We will add obstacles to make the game more challenging and include a scoring system.

We will be completing the Level 5 lesson called ‘Pinball’ on espresso coding over here.

If you need the login for espresso coding, please email your teacher.
Equipment: a timer, plenty of space

This week we would like you to try the Squat Thrust Challenge, it reminds us a bit of Joe Wick’s mountain climbers!



You will need to clear an empty space before you start and to check that it is OK with an adult. Time to see how many squat thrusts you can do in 20 seconds. If you have siblings, you could take it in turns to count each other.

You can find lots of other PE challenges on this website. Remember to check with parents before trying any new activities.

Try to fit in a physical activity every day, whether it’s PE with Joe or a walk in the park with your family, every little activity helps us to stay fit and healthy.



















Key vocabulary: Mountain, lake, region, valley, forest, tourism/tourists.

The Lake District.

This lesson includes one video, a collection of photographs and two activities. For the second activity, you should look at the example given and make your own information article about the Lake District.

You could use purple mash for this.
Watch Sophie reading Robot Girl by Malorie Blackman. It is a science-fiction novel with a few surprising twists.



Before you watch the second part of Robot Girl write your prediction – What is Claire’s plan? What do you think she will do?



Now you have finished listening to the story, can you draw an illustration of the main character Claire?
Last week, you were challenged to come up with a creative and funny caption for this photo of Elspeth’s cat, Charlie:



Here are some of our favourite captions:

This quarantine forces me to be relaxed - Ainhoa

Scratch me, I’m itchy - Yasmin


Our wonderful recorder teacher Danny has kindly recorded some treble recorder videos to help you with your learning.

We would encourage all Year 5 pupils to practice their recorders at home with Danny. It is important that you regularly play your recorders and remember the techniques taught by Danny.

We look forward to hearing some of your musical skills when we return to Michael Faraday School 😊





You can read the latest copy of the newspaper over here.

We have three activities for you to attempt. These are based on different learning levels. Don't worry if you find them a little too tough!

Activity 1

Activity 2

Activity 3

There are three quizzes. Choose a level that you feel comfortable with.

Quiz level 1

Quiz level 2

Quiz level 3

Finally we have the First News Debate.

Week Beginning 15th June



Hello Year 5, We hope you are all ok! Well done to those of you who are emailing work to your teacher. It’s great to see what you have all been up to and hear how you are getting on with your work. Lots of your pictures have now been posted onto the year 5 home learning gallery, so take a look!

Happy Birthday to Calina and Bukky! We hope you have a great time celebrating.

Following Sophie’s caption competition, this week we have a new photo for you! Meet Charlie, Elspeth’s cat (living in Oxford with her parents).



He’s having a lovely stretch in the photo, and we’re sure you can come up with a great caption! Email your teacher with your ideas and we’ll share our favourites next week.

Our email addresses are:

Elspeth: mailbox41364@lgflmail.org

Sophie: mailbox41365@lgflmail.org

Please keep emailing us – we really enjoy receiving your work and messages.

Well done for all of your hard work so far!

Take care,

Elspeth and Sophie
You can find the new timetable for the week ahead over here.
Monday 15th June

Representing decimals as fractions

In this lesson there is one video to watch and two activities to complete. The first activity is an interactive quiz, and the second is a worksheet. You can check your answers once you’ve finished. Some of you won’t have been taught this in school yet. Have a go, but if it’s too tricky you could have a look at today’s year 4 lesson about tenths.

Tuesday 16th June

Recognise and use thousandths

This lesson includes one video and two activities. The first activity is a worksheet for you to complete. The second activity is interactive and gives you more opportunities to practice using thousandths.

Wednesday 17th June

Rounding decimals

In this lesson there is one video and three activities. The first two activities are worksheets and the third activity is interactive. Try to use what we have learnt about rounding in lessons at school – ‘four or less let it rest, five or more let it soar’.

Thursday 18th June

Compare and order decimals

This lesson contains one video and two activities. The first activity is a worksheet and the second is interactive. It might help to write down the numbers that are being represented by place value counters for the second activity.

Friday 19th June

Calculating time in football

This lesson includes one video and four activities to complete. The lesson is for Year 5 and Year 6, so it is quite tricky! You could choose to do the Year 4 lesson instead, which is also about football.

The first activity is an interactive quiz. The second activity includes practice questions and there are three levels to choose from (level 1 is simple, level 2 is medium and level 3 is tricky). The third activity requires you to put events in order of time (you may need a printer for this activity). The last activity is to write a football match report using the information from a real football match.
Monday 15th June

Writing direct and indirect speech

This lesson includes two videos and three activities to complete. The first activity is an interactive quiz. For the second activity you need to identify direct and indirect speech. The third activity is a worksheet and there are three levels to choose from (one star is simple, two is medium and three stars is tricky).

Tuesday 16th June

Newspaper reports: fact and opinion

In this lesson there are two videos and three activities. The first activity is an interactive quiz. For the second activity, you need to watch the newsround clip and then identify whether statements are fact or opinion. For the third activity you also need to identify if statements are fact or opinion.

Wednesday 17th June

Using relative clauses

This lesson includes three videos and three activities. The first activity is an interactive quiz. For the second activity, you need to watch the newsround clip and then identify the relative clauses on the worksheet. The third activity is also a worksheet, but you can just do the first two or three activities until you feel confident.

Thursday 18th June

Writing a newspaper report

This lesson provides you with another opportunity to write a newspaper report. It includes two videos and three activities. The first activity is an interactive quiz. For the second activity, you need to write a newspaper report around one of the suggested topics. For the third activity, you need to write a made up news story using the ideas from the worksheet. Some newspaper headlines have a pun, which means a play on words e.g. ‘Car Stuck in Jam’ (which could mean a traffic jam or strawberry jam!).

Friday 19th June

Reading lesson: The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken

This lesson features two extracts from the book for you to listen to. There are then three comprehension activities for you to complete.
Key Vocabulary: amphibian, bird, mammal, reptile, human, reproduce, foetus, adolescence, chrysalis (cocoon), caterpillar, egg, butterfly

Life cycles in humans and animals

This week we will be revising human and animal life cycles. There are two videos and six activities.

Instead of completing Activity 3 (life cycle worksheet) complete the lifecycle of a butterfly activity on Purple Mash over here.

Save your work in the Lifecycle of a butterfly folder so that your teacher can check it later in the week.
Equipment: Plain paper, pencil, ruler, colouring pencils/colouring pens

This week we will look at optical illusions. An optical illusion is an image, which tricks the eye. The British artist, Bridget Riley, is famous for her optical illusions, many of which make it seem as if the image is moving!

Find out more about Bridget Riley over here.

Watch this video to find out more about optical illusion art. (If you have forgotten the login details for espresso, please email your teacher. It is the same login details that we use for espresso coding).

Use the steps in the video below to create your own optical illusion pattern.



You can use any colours you like - even shading alternate shapes with a pencil makes an interesting monochrome effect. A top tip is to use a ruler for the first set of lines. Your teachers would love to see your creations, so please send any pictures to the email address provided.
Key vocabulary: AD, Britain, Anglo Saxons, artefacts

Anglo Saxon Art and Culture.

This week we will continue looking at the Anglo Saxons. We will look at some of the artefacts found from the time and hear the traditional tale Beowulf.

This lesson includes two videos and two activities. For Activity 1, you could draw a picture of your favourite scene from Beowulf or you may want to sketch one of the Anglo Saxon artefacts shown.
Use the Spellodrome website to practise words on the Year 5 and 6 spelling list.

Remember it’s the same login as Mathletics. If you can’t find your login please e-mail your teacher and they will send it out to you.
Look at the paragraph all about the Alps in the worksheet over here. Add punctuation to the paragraph (capital letters, full stops, commas and question marks). Use your best handwriting, to copy out the paragraph with the correct punctuation.

Try to remember which capital letters are needed when you complete this week’s Geography lesson all about the Alps.

Visit letter join for more handwriting resources. If you can’t remember the login, email your teacher.
We will continue using random numbers in games to create unpredictable movements. This week, we will create a tennis game and make the ball bounce in random direction. The aim of the game is to keep the ball in play.

We will be completing the Level 5 lesson called ‘Ping Pong’ on espresso coding.

If you need the login for espresso coding, please email your teacher.
Equipment: a timer, plenty of space

This week we would like you to try the Stork Balance Challenge.



You will need to clear an empty space before you start and to check that it is OK with an adult. Time to see how long you can hold the balance for.

  • What is the longest time you can you hold the balance for?


  • Can you do it with your eyes closed?


  • Is it easier on one leg than the other?


  • Do you have any top tips to help your fellow classmates with the balance?


  • You might want to try this a few times to see if you can hold the balance for even longer. This might be a fun activity to try with your siblings, remember if they are younger than you, they might need some extra encouragement.

    You can find lots of other PE challenges by scrolling down on this website. Remember to check with parents before trying any new activities.

    You can also take part in PE with Joe every day at 9am. Which of his exercises are your favourites? We like the Spiderman and mountain climber exercises.
    Key vocabulary: Alps, mountain range, climate, tourism, tectonic plates

    The Alps

    This lesson includes two videos and two activities. For the second activity, you do not need to print out the brochure template. Instead, you could use a plain piece of paper or make a brochure about the Alps using purple mash.
    Last week, you were challenged to come up with a creative and funny caption for this photo.



    Here are some of our favourite captions:

    Rub my belly! Ainhoa

    I want my food. Yasmin

    Ethan used the image as the inspiration for this hilarious story.

    You can find the latest edition of First News over here.

    There are three activities for you to try. Don't worry if you find any of them a little hard. They are set at different levels.

    Activity 1

    Activity 2

    Activity 3

    If you feel like tackling the news debate then you can find the worksheet over here.

    Finally we have three First News quizzes for you to try.

    Quiz 1

    Quiz 2

    Quiz 3
    We are happy to share some more learning ideas from our friends at the Blue Elephant Theatre. We look forward to working with the wonderful team once again in the future!

    The first learning video is about how aliens might view the world if they land during lockdown. It is aimed at children aged 7-10 years old.



    The second video is about speaking to your future self. It is suitable for pupils aged 8-11 years old.



    Thank you to everyone at the Blue Elephant for making these great resources available for the Michael Faraday pupils to enjoy 😊


    Our wonderful recorder teacher Danny has kindly recorded some treble recorder videos to help you with your learning.

    We would encourage all Year 5 pupils to practice their recorders at home with Danny. It is important that you regularly play your recorders and remember the techniques taught by Danny.

    We look forward to hearing some of your musical skills when we return to Michael Faraday School 😊





    Week Beginning 8th June



    Hello,

    We hope you are all safe and well at the moment. We’ve been in touch with lots of families this week and loved hearing about all of your hard work. Well done to those children who have sent over pictures of their home learning to their teachers. You can see lots of your hard work on the Year 5 Home Learning Photo Gallery.

    If you would like some of your work posted online this week, please email it to your teacher. Remember not to include any personal information on any work to be posted online, this will help us stay safe.

    It’s been a very long time now since we were all at school. Lots of us are missing our friends and all the fun we have at school. To help keep our spirits high, and to have fun with our friends, we would like to challenge you to share a joke with the rest of Year 5. Email your best jokes to your teacher and we will share some of them next week on the website. It might be a nice idea to share your joke with your family too. It’s a great way to put a smile on someone’s face 😀

    Over half term we put a link on the school website for JK Rowling’s new book The Ickabog. Each week new chapters are released online, all completely free. There are currently 17 chapters of the book online for free. We hope any JK Rowling fans are enjoying the latest instalments. If you haven’t started reading it yet don’t worry, all of the earlier chapters are still available over here.

    This week, we want to wish a Happy Birthday to Naima. We hope you have a lovely day! 🎂

    Remember if you have any questions, or any work you want to share, please email your teacher. We like seeing all the hard work you are doing for home learning.

    Our email addresses are:

    Elspeth: mailbox41364@lgflmail.org

    Sophie: mailbox41365@lgflmail.org

    Take care,

    Elspeth and Sophie
    You can find the new timetable for the week ahead over here.
    Monday 8th June

    Multiply unit and non-unit fractions by an integer

    In this lesson, there is one video to watch and two activities to complete. The first activity is a game and you will need a dice and someone to play with. The second activity is a worksheet to complete.

    Tuesday 9th June

    Multiply a mixed number by an integer

    For this lesson, there is one video to watch and two worksheets to complete. Try your best and then check your answers once you’ve finished.

    Wednesday 10th June

    Solving problems with fractions

    In this lesson there is a video to watch and two activities. The first activity is a worksheet to complete with the answers to check once you’ve finished. The second activity is interactive.

    Thursday 11th June

    Fractions of amounts applied in context

    This lesson includes a video, a learning summary and two activities. The first activity is a video where you’ll need to answer questions. There is a worksheet to complete for the second activity, and you can check your answers once you’ve finished.

    Friday 12th June

    Weekly Challenge

    In this lesson there are six challenges for you to complete. There are number problems as well as shape, money and length. Try you best and then check your answers to see how many you got correct.
    Monday 8th June

    Story writing: synonyms and antonyms

    This lesson includes two videos and three activities. The first activity is interactive and the other two activities are worksheets.

    Tuesday 9th June

    Story writing: character creation and semicolons

    This lesson includes two videos and three activities. The first activity is interactive and the second is a worksheet. The third is a jigsaw matching activity. If you don’t have a printer, you could copy the complete sentence out.

    Wednesday 10th June

    Setting and subordinating conjunctions

    In this lesson there are two videos and three activities. The first activity is an interactive quiz. For the second activity, you need to copy or underline your favourite words or phrases from the text. The third activity requires you to create your own story setting using the checklist to help you.

    Thursday 11th June

    Using fronted adverbials

    This lesson includes two videos and three activities. The first activity is interactive. The second activity includes some writing challenges. The third activity is a fronted adverbial worksheet with three levels to choose from (one star is simple, two is medium and three is tricky).

    Friday 12th June

    Planning and writing a story

    In this lesson there is one video and three activities to complete. The first activity is an interactive quiz. The second and third activities are planning sheets to help you write your story.
    Key Vocabulary: attract, repel, magnet, north/south poles, force, push, pull

    Magnets - follow the activities over here.

    This week we will be looking at magnets and their push and pull forces. When a magnet pulls an object towards it, we say the magnet attracts the object. When a magnet pushes an object away, we say the magnet repels the object.

    In this lesson, there is one video to watch and two activities. For the second activity, you do not need to print out the worksheet, instead you could draw the table on a piece of paper.

    For an extra challenge, watch this experiment with magnets.

    Can you think of any ways to improve the experiment? Which other liquids could would you like to test? What do you predict would happen with these liquids?

    In this experiment, the paperclips were attracted to the magnet in all of the liquids. The syrup (corn syrup) was very thick or viscous (the scientific word for thick liquids). This meant the paperclips moved slowly towards the magnet.

    If you would like to try this experiment yourself (maybe with different liquids), check with an adult first and follow the instructions over here.
    Equipment: Recyclable materials – kitchen roll tubes, cereal boxes etc, scissors, sticky tape, glue, colouring pens/paint.

    This week we would like you to make a junk model animal using empty objects from the recycling. Please check with an adult before taking any items for this project.

    Have a look at Sophie’s example and see what inspired her:



    There are lots of ideas you could borrow in this video:



    You can choose any animal you like, even mythical ones like unicorns. Your teachers would love to see your creations, so please send any pictures to the email address provided.
    Key vocabulary: AD, Britain, Angles, Saxons, Jutes, tribes.

    Anglo Saxons: You can read about this topic over here.

    This week we will be revisiting the Anglo Saxons, a topic you studied earlier in Key Stage 2. The Anglo Saxons were a group of tribes who settled in Britain after the Romans left.

    This lesson includes three videos and two activities. For the first activity, make a poster or a model of an Anglo Saxon village. Remember you can always use purple mash for your posters.
    Use the Spellodrome website to practise words on the Year 5 and 6 spelling list.

    Remember it’s the same login as Mathletics. If you can’t find your login please e-mail your teacher and they will send it out to you.
    Using your best handwriting, copy out the antonyms (something you have been looking at in English this week).

    You can find the activity sheet over here.

    Can you try putting some of them into sentences? Visit letter join for more handwriting resources. If you can’t remember the login, email your teacher.
    We will continue looking at how random numbers are used to create unpredictable movements in games. We will create a game where is the aim is to get the tortoise to cross the road safely. We will set the speed of the vehicles to a random number. We will also programme the buttons to be pressed which will make the tortoise move away from these vehicles.

    We will be completing the Level 5 lesson called ‘Cross the Road’ on espresso coding. You can find the activity over here.

    If you need the login for espresso coding, please email your teacher.
    Equipment: a timer, plenty of space!

    This week we would like you to try the Star Jump Challenge. How many star jumps can you do in 20 seconds?



    You will need to clear an empty space before you start and to check that it is OK with an adult. You might want to try this a few times to see if you can beat your target. This might be a fun activity to try with your siblings, remember if they are younger than you, they might need some extra encouragement.

    You can find lots of other PE challenges by scrolling down on this website. Remember to check with parents before trying any new activities.

    You can also take part in PE with Joe every day at 9am. We’ve been doing it every day!
    Key vocabulary: agriculture/agricultural resources (from farms), geological resources (from underground), natural, environment, crops, fuel, electricity, livestock, minerals, metals, fossil fuels, renewable.

    Natural resources - follow the work activities over here.

    This lesson includes two videos and two activities. For the second activity, you do not need to print out the worksheet. Instead, you can make a grid on a piece of paper and complete the activity there.

    For an extra challenge, use this website to research different types of renewable energy. You could make a poster about one of the types of renewable energy.

    Don't forget to email Elspeth and Sophie a picture of your poster!

    Elspeth: mailbox41364@lgflmail.org

    Sophie: mailbox41365@lgflmail.org
    Watch Sophie reading the Ancient Greek myth, King Midas and the Golden Touch:



    You might remember this story from autumn term.
    Caption Competition

    Sophie snapped this funny picture of her cat, Tiger, over half term.



    Can you come up with one or two creative and funny captions for it?

    We will share some of your ideas on the website next week.

    Here’s one to give you an idea:

    Feed me now!

    Email your suggestions:

    Elspeth: mailbox41364@lgflmail.org

    Sophie: mailbox41365@lgflmail.org
    You can read the latest edition of First News over here.

    First News has also put together some activities themed around the news, some puzzles and a news debate. These are for different levels. Choose one that you feel comfortable with 😉

    Activity 1

    Activity 2

    Activity 3

    Puzzle 1

    Puzzle 2

    Puzzle 3

    News Debate

    Week Beginning 1st June

    Hello, we hope you have all had a lovely half term and are feeling nice and relaxed. For anyone celebrating the end of Ramadan, we would like to wish you Eid Mubarak. We hope you enjoyed the celebrations.

    We hope you have been enjoying the warmer weather and keeping safe in the sun. There are lots of learning resources on this website to show you how to protect yourself from the sun. For parents, there are some top tips over here.

    Hopefully, we are all ready to get back to home learning this week. We have lots of interactive activities planned for you, which we hope you will enjoy. There are many pictures now on the Year 5 Home Learning Photo Gallery.

    If you would like some of your work posted online this week, please email it to your teacher. Remember not to include any personal information on any work to be posted online, this will help us stay safe.

    We want to wish a Happy Birthday to Ceyda for last week and Sacdiya this week. We hope you have a lovely day.

    Your teachers will be in contact this week to check how your home learning is going. Remember if you have any questions, or anything you want to share, please email your teacher.

    Our email addresses are:

    Elspeth: mailbox41364@lgflmail.org

    Sophie: mailbox41365@lgflmail.org

    Take care,

    Elspeth and Sophie
    You can find the timetable for this week over here.
    Monday 1st June

    Add and subtract fractions within 1

    This lesson has two videos and two worksheets to complete. You could draw a bar or circle model to represent the fraction to help you with the questions.

    Tuesday 2nd June

    Adding two fractions where the answer could be greater than one

    This lesson includes two videos and two worksheets to complete. You’ll need to use your knowledge of finding equivalent fractions to solve the questions.

    Wednesday 3rd June

    Adding two mixed numbers

    This lesson includes a learning summary which teaches you how to add two mixed numbers, and also two worksheets. Some of the questions are quite tricky, so try drawing the problem out to help you understand it. Remember = means ‘is the same as’.

    Thursday 4th June

    Subtracting two mixed numbers

    This lesson includes a video and a learning summary to teach you two different methods to subtract mixed numbers. You might find you prefer one method to the other. There is a worksheet to complete and also an activity for which you will need a piece of A4 paper and scissors.

    Friday 5th June

    Weekly Challenge

    In this lesson there are six challenges for you to complete. There are number problems as well as shape, space and measure. Try you best and then check your answers to see how many you got correct.
    Monday 1st June

    Using similes and metaphors

    This lesson includes one video and three activities to complete. There is one interactive activity, one written activity and a worksheet.

    Tuesday 2nd June

    Using homophones and paragraphs

    In this lesson there are two videos and three activities. There is one interactive activity, one written activity and a worksheet.

    Wednesday 3rd June

    Using modal verbs

    This lesson includes two videos and three activities. The first activity is interactive and includes a quiz. The second activity is a worksheet and you can choose from three levels of difficulty (one star is simple, two is medium, three is tricky). The third activity is also a worksheet, although you’re not expected to do all seven activities! Try a few of the activities until you feel confident.

    Thursday 4th June

    Writing a thank you letter

    In this lesson there is one video and three activities to complete. The first activity is an interactive quiz. For the second activity you will need to write a thank you letter to a health hero. You could choose someone you know who is works in a hospital or in healthcare - they would really appreciate receiving a letter after all their hard work! You could post it or email a copy of it to the recipient.

    Friday 5th June

    Reading Lesson: A pocket full of stars by Aisha Bushby

    For this lesson you will need to watch the two videos of extracts from the book. There are then three comprehension activities to complete.
    Key Vocabulary: adapt, adaption, climate, camouflage, environment, survive.

    Adaptation - you can find the activities over here.

    This week we will be looking at how animals and plants adapt to their environments. For example, when we looked at Shackleton’s exhibition to Antarctica we found that animals like penguins and seals have a thick layer of blubber (fat). This is to keep them warm in the freezing conditions. Animals in warmer climates do not have this blubber.

    In this lesson, there are two videos to watch and three online activities. For an extra challenge, you could make a poster about 1 animal and how it has adapted to survive in its environment.
    Equipment: Old magazines/newspapers, recyclable materials, paper, pencil, scissors, glue

    This week we would like you to make a collage of an animal, using old magazines and scrap materials from the recycling. Please check with an adult before taking any items for this project.

    First of all, you will need to choose an animal and sketch it on your paper.

    Then you can begin cutting or ripping the scrap materials and gluing them on to the paper to make your collage. If you are using scissors, remember to check with an adult first.

    Here is an example.

    Remember to send pictures of your art work to your teacher, using the email address provided to parents.
    Key vocabulary: Historical figure, king, religion.

    King Henry VIII - find the activities over here.

    This lesson includes three videos and three activities. The third activity is for a challenge. It is a reading comprehension, with different levels to choose from. You do not need to print out the questions, you can answer them on a piece of paper instead.
    Use the Spellodrome website to practise words on the Year 5 and 6 spelling list.

    Remember it’s the same login as Mathletics. If you can’t find your login please e-mail your teacher and they will send it out to you.
    Using your best handwriting, copy out the tricky tongue twisters.

    It might be fun to try saying them quickly too. Perhaps you can come up with your own tongue twisters?

    Visit the letter join website for more handwriting resources. If you can’t remember the login, email your teacher.
    We will continue looking at how random numbers are used in games. We will create a game, where a bird chases and tries to catch a caterpillar.

    We will set the direction of the caterpillar to a random number. This will make the caterpillar’s movements unpredictable and more challenging for the bird to catch it.

    We will be completing the Level 5 lesson called ‘Caterpillar Catcher’ on espresso coding. You can find this work over here.

    If you need the login for espresso coding, please email your teacher.
    Equipment: two pairs of clean socks (the longer the better), a timer, plenty of space

    This week we would like you to try the ‘Around the Clock Challenge’. You can atch the video for instructions for this below.



    You will need to clear an empty space before you start and to check that it is OK with an adult. You might want to try this a few times to see if you can beat your target.

    You can find lots of other PE challenges by scrolling down on this website: Remember to check with parents before trying any new activities.

    You can also take part in PE with Joe every day at 9am. We will have to see if Joe will give Michael Faraday School a shout out!
    Key vocabulary: Biodegrade, biodegradable, decompose, environment, landfill site, plastic, recycle, reuse, sustainable, sustainability.

    Sustainability and plastics - follow the activities over here.

    This lesson includes three videos and two activities. For the second activity, you do not need to print out the worksheet. Instead, you can make a grid on a piece of paper and sort the items into the different categories by writing their name.

    For the third activity, make a leaflet about recycling on purple mash. Save your work in the ‘Recycling Leaflet’ folder so that your teacher can look at your work.

    If you need the login for purple mash, please email your teacher.
    Spend some time listening to an author reading an extract of one of their favourite books. There are lots to choose from on this website.

    We especially like the extract of Wee Free Men written by Terry Prachett and read by Dave Rudden.

    You might want to spend some time catching up on the latest instalment of JK Rowling’s new novel, The Ickabog, which is completely free online.

    For a challenge, write a book review about a book you have read recently. This could help your friends to choose their next book. You could publish it on purple mash, or write it neatly on a piece of paper.
    The link to this week’s First News newspaper can be found over here.

    If you are feeling super confident then you could try a couple of crossword puzzles themed around the news!

    Crossword 1

    Crossword 2
    Class teacher Pat has very kindly recorded a short story for the Year 6 pupils. We thought that Year 5 might enjoy watching as well 😊

    You can listen to her reading the Michael Morpurgo story all about hope below.

    You can view the archived Year 5 home learning from the first half of the summer term over here.