Year 5 WB 22nd Feb 2021

Year 5 WB 22nd Feb 2021

Year 5 Home learning WB 22nd February 2021

Hi all, welcome to term 4 – ‘The Highwayman’. Hopefully this term will be a little bit more normal and we can all be back together soon. We hope that you had a lovely half term break and are ready and raring to go.

As with last term, we look forward to receiving your e-mails and seeing all the lovely work you complete. Our year group assemblies will continue on a Wednesday afternoon at 2:50 and the whole school assemblies will also continue on a Friday afternoon. We would love to see as many of you at them as possible.

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:

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: The Highwayman

This week, in English, you will find out about highwaymen – who they were and what they did. Then you will be starting to unpick the poem, focusing on the language used.

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!






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 – We start this term by continuing with our lessons related to fractions and decimals. 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

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!

Tuesday: Science

In science this term we are continuing with work linked to materials and their properties that we started back in term 1.

This week we are focusing on separating materials, have a look at the following video to find out more:

There are 4 main ways of separating materials that we are going to find out about today…


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

For your task, we would like you to mix together a variety of things such as: water, sand, stones, salt, rice or paper clips. Then using the knowledge that you have gained today, have a go at separating them after they have been mixed.

If you do not have filter paper you can use kitchen towel instead.

Don’t forget to show us lots of pictures of your work!

Wednesday: Geography

The Highwayman was first published in 1906, the world looked very different back then. There wasn’t the buildings that are around today and there were very few roads. Cars had only just been invented 10 years earlier so very few people had them or used them.

For your work today we would like you to look at how an area has changed over time. The link below takes you to a website that gives you maps over a period of time – it works using postcodes. We would like you to look at these maps and see how an area has changed. To start with use the school postcode: TN37 7EA – can you find out when then school was built?

We have attached a sheet that you can use to set out your work: OldmapnewmapactivitysheetGeographyweek1.pdf

You can view the maps for free but if you zoom in too much it won’t allow you to view. If this happens just zoom out again and you will be able to view the map once again.

Thursday: RE

This term in RE we are going to be finding out about Judaism – this is a religion that you may have learnt a little bit about already. In the following link, 11 year old Charlie tells us all about Judaism and why it is important to him.

This next clip explains about Shabbat and why it is important to Jewish people.

We have attached a word document that explains Shabbat in a little more detail. After reading this we would like you to have a go at answering the questions that are on the sheet. 


Friday: Topic

Throughout this term we are going to find out about Crime and Punishment through the ages. Today we are going back about 2000 years to the Romans. You may remember some of this from when you looked at the Romans in year 3.

We would like you to read through the Powerpoint attached 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 match up the pictures with the definitions. If you can print this out you could just cut and stick them together. If you can’t print it out, just write the word that goes with the picture followed by the definition.




Don’t forget to take part in the virtual games this week. Make sure you let your teacher know if this is something you have been doing 

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: