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Week beginning: 22nd June 2020


Brush Party-Thursday 25th June 2020

Byfleet Primary School is taking part in the next Brush Party!

The session is called ‘Lazy Days Sloth and you can read more on

There is a unique login for the YouTube livestream: 

9:30 am – 11am


Use pens, crayons or paint – whatever you have at home! Have fun!


Send your creations to and we will try to feature your masterpiece in The Byfleet Buzz.

Below is the image that we will hopefully try to recreate.


Enjoy everyone and have fun!

Lazy Days Sloth

Lazy Days Sloth 1

Week beginning: 22nd June 2020


The children have a Maths and English task set daily and one Topic, Science and Spellings task which can be completed at any point over the week. Please scroll down to find the weekly activities at the bottom of this page.


Don’t forget Year 5, you can use Purple Mash at any time to top up your learning.  You might use it for times tables, English or any other topics.


Continue to encourage your child to read daily and to complete a comment in their yellow reading record.  You could also listen to extracts/stories. Use the links below:

Please continue to practice your times tables each day, using ‘Monster Multiplication’ on Purple Mash as a revision tool or use: which is a timed times table checker to help improve times tables skills.  Alternatively, you can practice your times tables using the paper copies of the Times Table Wheels which are added to the Maths Resources section of the Year 5 Class pages. 


This week, we will be looking at measuring mass and volume.  If you have any opportunity to use the measuring scales at home during cooking or simply to experiment at reading scales, please do-it will certainly help and will be fun at the same time too!


You can refer to the: ‘Converting Maths Knowledge Organiser’ mat at any point this week saved in the Monday Maths Resources folder below.


As it is National Insect Week from 22nd - 28th June, some of our work will be based on this theme.  If you find out any interesting facts which you would like to share, please send it in to:

National Insect Week

National Insect Week 1




Start by looking at the link: and complete the activity below.  This discusses imperial measures which we used to use in the past; some of them are however still used today. 

Then move onto looking at the link:  It discusses metric measurements units.  Then complete the activity below and try the quiz to test your knowledge.

Then watch the following clip:

Finally try the worksheet attached converting grams and kilograms.



Start by reading the ‘Information about Insects’.

Find the highlighted words in the text and using a dictionary (online or a book) find the definitions and write them down.

Then try sketching the example of the insect in the pack and label: the head, thorax and abdomen.




Start by looking at the PowerPoint: ‘Converting kg to g’ as a reminder.

Then complete the sheet: ‘Converting between kilograms and grams’.

(Warning: Answers included)



Today, look at the PowerPoint: ‘Writing in Paragraphs’. 

Complete the activities from the slideshow and then try the attached worksheet ‘Paragraphs Insect Worksheet’ based on the same idea.




Today we will be looking at reading scales.

Complete the sheet – there are a choice of three differing levels/star ***.  As the stars increase, so does the level of challenge.  Choose the sheet which you can achieve with success.    (Warning: Answers included)

If you find them all too challenging, try Reading Scales Activity B sheet.



Research an insect of your choice.  It could be one you have already looked at or a different one.  You might want to use the following websites for information:


Jot down your findings/research so you can use your notes tomorrow.




Today and tomorrow we will be moving onto measuring volume.

Start with the activity: Measuring in ml PowerPoint.

Then move onto the activity: Reading scales in litres and millilitres. Like yesterday, there are a choice of three differing levels/star ***.  As the stars increase, so does the level of challenge.  Choose the sheet which you can achieve with success.    (Warning: Answers included)



Using the notes you made yesterday, produce a PowerPoint or leaflet about your insect. 

Remember to include the following information:  Habitat, predator/prey, which country they originate from, life cycle, diet and any other interesting facts.  Don’t forget to include images of the insect too.




Today, complete the sheet: Converting millilitres into litres.

Then if you have time, try the Friday Maths Measure Challenge Cards. (Warning: Answers included)



As you have found out so much about insects this week, today I would like you to design your own ‘super’ insect.  Remember to think about the three main body parts an insect has and to include the adaptations your insect has.  You can choose the colour of your insect and where it lives and what it eats. 

When you have drawn your insect, label it and write a description about it.


Practise your spellings daily using a combination of the activities from our whole school spelling approach. You may choose to complete a spelling test on Friday.


Week Commencing 22nd May Spellings Sheet-Set One Words

Week Commencing 22nd May Spellings Sheet-Set Two Words


Complete the relevant Wordsearches for extra practice.



We have finished our topic on Materials so I have attached a series of questions to check your understanding of the topic.  Remember you can always refer back to the work you have done so far for help. 
You could also look at the Science Learning Mat in the Science Resources section of the Year 5 Website pages using the link:


Continuing with our History Topic, this week we are looking at the Ancient Greeks and this week we will be focussing on learning about the Trojan War. 

Watch the PowerPoint and compete all the activities from the slides.

Then write your diary entry as either a Greek or a Trojan.



Have a look at the ‘Coping Toolbox’ activity sheet and have a go at the activity.

Remember if you do not have a container or the items, you can draw a picture of a box and write labels/draw the items inside.


PSHE Resources


As part of our new topic this term, we are learning about Judaism. 

Judaism is world religion which we look at in Primary Schools. 
This week, we will be looking at the main beliefs in Judaism,

Watch the PowerPoint and complete the tasks.

Modern Foreign Languages:

Remember you can register for FREE to learn a new language on Duo Lingo.  It has a range of simple activities and you can hear, read and see and say new words at your own speed.  Follow: and let me know how you get on and which language you have chosen.  The idea is that you use the website/App on a daily basis to build up your language skills.  If you are already learning a language on Duo Lingo, you can add another language too!

Art Activities:

There are a number of online drawing artists who you can draw along with whilst watching them live (or on catch up).  Choose one of their shows and have a go!

You can choose from either:



Let me know how you get on and send in your creations.  It’s a great way to relax and concentrate on your well-being and enjoy yourself, at the same time as being creative.

Optional Activities:

These are extra activities for you to have a go at if you wish:

Maths: Converting between different units of measurements worksheet.

English:  Mini-beasts Comprehension to read, learn new facts and answer questions.


Topic Optional Activity:

Create a story board to show the Trojan War.  Remember to include illustrations to show the war and enough detail in words to tell the story.

You can choose from a choice of story board templates attached below or make your own.


Science/Nature Activities:

  • Look at the National Insect Website: the short film clips (What is an insect?  Why are they important? What is an entomologist?) on the home page and then research an insect and make a PowerPoint about different species of insects.
  • Try the ‘Build your own narrow-headed ant’ activity.
  • Look at the PowerPoint: ‘Making Insect Sculptures’ and have a go at making your own.  Maybe you could try making similar artwork to Jennifer Angus by using images of insects from newspapers or magazines, stickers or pictures from the Internet cut up and stuck down on paper.
  • Complete the ‘Finishing off the worksheet activity.  Try drawing the other side to the insect.
  • Play The Buzzy Bee Game.
  • Complete the Bee word search.