Year 5 - Friday 21st March 2020

Friday, 27th March, 8:30 AM

Good morning Year 5! We have nearly made it through the first week of this new type of teaching and learning. Well done to all the children who have been working hard and e-mailing in their work. We are really enjoying hearing from you!

Each day we will update you on which class is in the lead (out of year 5) for Spelling Shed and Doodle Maths:

Well done to Nelson class who are still leading on Spelling Shed

They are currently winning by over 76,000,000 points. This doesn't mean they can't be caught it is just going to take a massive team effort!

Well done to Churchill who are leading on Doodle Maths

(Churchill have 2177 stars, Nelson have 2165 stars and Nightingale have 2058 stars)  

On this page you'll find our suggested home learning tasks for today. If you want to drop us an email to share then our home learning or ask us any questions about the learning then please email us at:, & 

Remember, you can always boost your learning by using your DoodleMaths Spelling Shed logins too! We will be checking regularly and awarding smileys on ClassDojo to children that we see are completing Maths and Spelling tasks using these brilliant sites.


Morning Starter


Well done to all the children (and teachers) who completed Joe Wicks yesterday. Mrs Duckett’s legs are seriously beginning to suffer, finding walking up and down stairs quite painful. Miss Chadwick and Mr Jackson seem to be fine!  


Joe Wicks



Every Friday at school we do our spelling test, it would be great if you can get a member of your family to test you and then e-mail your score to your teacher. 

You new spellings will go live on Monday on spelling shed. 


We would like you to read for at least 30 minutes today. Then have a go at the following activity:

YOU HAVE THREE WISHES  Image result for genie

A genie lands in the midpoint of the story you have just read and grants the two main characters three wishes.

What do they wish for and why?

Finally, would their wishes have changed anything about the story?  How so?

Think about the cause and effect relationship and how this may have altered the path of the book you have been reading.



1. Watch the symmetry video link - 

Symmetry Video

2. Firstly, open up the shapes sheet at the bottom of the blog. You can either print them out or have a go at copying them with a ruler and pencil onto some paper.

Next, cut the shapes out.

Then fold them to find how many lines of symmetry you can find for each shape.

Finally, complete the table with your results.

See if you can remember the names of the shapes and how to complete the other information on the table? 


Number of Sides

Lines of Symmetry

Right Angles

Acute Angles

Obtuse Angles

Pairs of Parallel lines

Pairs of Perpendicular lines

























































3. Find symmetrical objects and pictures around your house and make a list of them.  Choose a picture of something symmetrical, like someone’s face or a butterfly, anything you like. Then cut it in half and stick it onto some paper. Try to draw in the other symmetrical half.

4. We have added an extra challenge sheet to the bottom of the blog if you would like some extra maths. 

Science: Separating materials

This term our science is to complete our separating materials topic. So we have found a fun activity for you to try at home linking to separating materials and saving our planet through recycling. Read all about it and then have a go at completing it.

Industries rely on different separating techniques. Recycling relies on being able to sort different materials out so that they can be made into new objects.  You might do some of this sorting in your home, perhaps you have to separate glass from plastic in your recycling collection.

As part of the recycling process different techniques can be used.  Magnetic materials such as steel can be separated using magnets, different plastics may be separated based on their density (how compact an object is, the denser a substance is the heavier it feels for its size). This is often done using quite simple equipment.

So now it is time to try it yourself- plastic recyclers!


Open the Science pdf document and follow the instructions.

Once you have finished, can you write about what you did and found? Those of you who fancy a challenge could write it out as we do in class (Title, question, prediction, equipment, method, results, conclusion).

But most importantly HAVE FUN and send us pictures and videos of you being recycling saviours!

Miss Chadwick had fun doing it (and so did her cat) as you can see from the pictures.