Year 5 WB 1st March 2021

Year 5 WB 1st March 2021

Year 5 Home learning WB 1st March 2021

Since our last blog we have heard the great news that you will all be back with us as of the 8th March. We are very much looking forward to having our year group back together again.

This week is an exciting week with World Book Day on Thursday (4th March) – It would be great if you guys at home could still get involved. We will be having a whole school assembly at 9:30 on Thursday morning and we would love to see as many of you as possible dressed up as your favorite book character. Most of our work that day will be linked to ‘Here We Are’ by Oliver Jeffers.

We will still be doing our normal year 5 assembly on Wednesday at 2:50 as well as the celebration assembly on Friday at 2:30.   

We are sure you know these e-mail address by now, but just in case here are the address to contact your teachers:

Please remember that Mr Jackson, Mr Mann and Mrs Duckett are also teaching class bubbles in school, so we may not be able to respond immediately - but will get back to you! 

Don’t forget the Year group assembly at 2:50pm on Wednesday, you can find the link here, but you'll need the password your parent has been sent via email:

Also, don't forget the special World Book Day assembly at 9:30am on Thursday - you can find the link at the school assemblies’ page above. 

Here is an introduction to this week's home learning

Daily learning guide
Learning times are only a guide, you might choose to approach each task at a different time

9.00: English – Throughout this term we will being using a narrative poem called ‘The Highwayman’ by Alfred Noyes. We have attached a copy of the text here: TheHighwaymanfullpoem.doc

Ask with last week, the lessons once again are linked to Oak National Academy. However, we have selected particular lessons for you to follow. This may seem like you miss a lesson or two out – this is ok as those lessons were focusing on grammar rather than The Highwayman. We will come back to the grammar at a later date J.




Thursday: World Book Day!  Look further down the blog for today’s work!


9.45: Time to log on and complete some work on Spelling Shed

10.15: Read for 20 – 30 minutes.

Remember to record your thoughts in your reading journal. If you finish a book it would be great if you had a go at writing a book review.

10.45: Take a break.  Grab a drink and a snack ready for your Maths lesson

11.00: Maths – This week is the last week we are focusing just on fractions and decimals. Over the week you will be using some of you multiplication skills to your fraction work. Hopefully, you were finding the previous lessons ok. Please remember, if you are unsure of anything make sure you let your teachers know – we are here to help.






11:45: Take time to complete some work on Doodle Maths/ Doodle Tables.

12.15: Lunch time.

13.15: In the afternoon we focus on our Foundation subjects, here are some suggested activities in line with what we will be doing in school each day.

Monday: PE

Our PE this week is the same as last week – don’t forget to let your teachers know how many mile you have covered. Last week, Mr Jackson completed a couple of 8 mile runs, Mr Mann completed a 4 mile walk each day and Mrs Duckett covered 30 miles on her bike – this brings the teachers total to 66 miles (Just past Littlehampton) J.

According to Google, it’s 12,429KM (7,723 miles) around the UK – this distance is measured around the coastline of the UK.

We don’t think that we will get round the whole of the UK. However, we would like to see how far as a year group we could travel over the next two weeks. So, all you need to do is get yourself out walking, running or biking and record how far you travel.

Keep a note of all the km/miles you cover and let you teachers know at the end of each week how far you have travelled. All the teachers (and maybe TAs) in the year group are going to take part in this too, we will update you with how many miles we have managed to clock up on next week’s blog J.

Tuesday: Science

Last week you looked at separating materials using a variety of processes (Filters, sieving, magnets and evaporation).

This week you are going look at dissolving materials and creating solutions.

What happens to salt if you add it to water?

Salt dissolves in water. This means it breaks up into tiny particles and you can no longer see it in the water. When mixed with water, salt will create a solution.

Can you think of any other materials that create a solution when added to water?


You must check with the adult at home before carrying out this activity…

You are going to investigate what happens when you mix different materials with water:

Sand and water

Salt and water

Sugar and water

Baking Powder and water

Coffee and water


Please feel free to change the materials you are mixing so that it works in your home. We have attached a table to help you with your investigation. Make sure that before you begin you complete the prediction column of your table.


We would love to see some pictures of you carrying out the investigation J.


Wednesday: RE


Following on from the learning we did last week on Judaism, this week we are going to look at another important aspect of their religion.


For Jewish people, as with people from most other religions, prayer is a central part of worship. Observant Jews pray three times a day: morning, afternoon and evening. During prayer, most Jewish men wear a kippah. This is a small cap worn to cover the head as a sign of respect.

Some Jews may also wear a special prayer shawl called a tallit.

Today we would like you to find examples of different Jewish prayers used for a variety of situations:

A morning prayer.

A prayer for the lighting of the Shabbat candles.

A prayer for washing your hands before a meal.

A prayer before putting on the tallit.

A prayer for protection.

A prayer for help. 

We have attached a sheet for you to record what you find if you wish to use it.


Thursday: World Book Day - Look further down the blog for today’s work!  

Friday: Topic

Last week you found out about Crime and Punishment during the Roman period. Today you are fast forwarding about 400 years to the Anglo-Saxon period. 

As with last week we would like you to read through the Powerpoint attached here and then have a go at the attached activity. It might help if you can have an adult read through the Powerpoint with you – it shouldn’t take too long.

For the activity you need to work out which group would have been paid the most Wergild based on the injuries received.

World Book Day 2021 – Thursday 4th March 2021

Most of our learning today will be linked to the following book. We have put a scanned copy on the blog to help you.


We are having a whole school assembly at 9.30 and Mrs Duckett will be sharing the text live. It would be great to see you there, feel free to get dressed up as your favourite book character.

If you are unable to join us here is a link to the story being read by someone else –

English – Using the book as inspiration we would like you to do one of the following activities for English today. You can either, choose one of the people shown in the illustrations and write a story about them. Or you can, write a story about a group of people who began living on a different planet. How might their lives be similar / different to people back on Earth?

Maths – We are going to keep with the normal maths lessons, that way we won’t confuse ourselves J

Afternoon activity – We are going to hand this over to you. We have given you a selection of activities and we would like you to choose one to work on during the afternoon:

Science based:  The dodo explains that it isn’t supposed to be in the book. Why is this? Can you find out about other animals that have become extinct? What can we do to protect animals on our planet? 

DT based:  Can you create a model of the Earth?

Art based: Look at the page that shows night and day. Can you create two pictures of the same place at different times of the day?


Extra Information - Learning Apps

In addition to the lessons and activities prepared by your teachers, all children have unlimited access to a number of learning apps. In Year 5 these apps are:

DoodleMaths & DoodleTables

Edshed (Spelling Shed)

You should have logins for all three of these sites, and you will be used to using them at school. Try to use them daily to help improve your Maths and Spelling skills. They are all free to use and work on pretty much any online device - including many mobile phones. 

If you have any problems logging on, please either contact your class teacher via the class email address or contact Silverdale tech support at: