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Week Beginning: 29th June 2020

Week Beginning: 29th 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 of the other topics you wish to try.


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


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


Maths: As we are approaching the end of the school year, we need to revise certain topics we have previously covered. This week, we are going to be revising the four calculation operations – addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.



Today, we are going to start with addition.

Go through the PowerPoint and complete the activity (3 differentiated sheets to choose from – complete one or more but do not spend more than 45 mins per Maths session).

There are also 3 further sheets to choose from if you want to practise more. (Parental warning: Answers included!)



This week in English, we will be looking at a text called: ‘The Impossibly possible bookshop’.  

Start by reading the text and then complete the sheet ‘Let’s chat about the story’.  Remember to jot down any words which you do not understand and then look up the definitions in a dictionary.

The Impossible Possible Bookshop

The Impossible Possible Bookshop 1




Today, we are going to revise the operation of subtraction.

Go through the PowerPoint and complete the activity (3 differentiated sheets to choose from – complete one or more but do not spend more than 45 mins per Maths session). There are also 3 further sheets to choose from if you want to practise more. (Parental warning: Answers included!)



Start by re-reading the text we read yesterday (‘The Impossibly possible bookshop’) and then complete the ‘True or False Quiz Questions’.  Record your answers.




Today, we are going to revise short multiplication.

Go through the attached PowerPoint and complete the activity (3 differentiated sheets to choose from – once again: complete one or more but do not spend more than 45 mins per Maths session).   There are also 3 further sheets to choose from if you want to practise more. (Parental warning: Answers included!)



Complete Wednesday’s English activity: ‘What happened When?’.  The task is to complete a comic strip of the key parts of the story.  The first one has been done for you to help. Try to challenge yourself and use your own captions for each image, instead of the examples given.   




Today, we are answering word problems involving short multiplication. Each sheet increases in difficulty and answers are included. (Choose one to complete or more but do not spend more than 45 mins per Maths session.)



Using our text ‘The Impossibly possible bookshop’, complete the activity on ‘Wonderful Words’ by matching the words to their correct definitions.  Use a dictionary if you need help.  The aim of this activity is to teach you a range of vocabulary.




Today, we are revising short division.

Go through the PowerPoint to remind yourselves how to use the bus stop method and choose a challenge to complete. The sheets increase in difficult - answers included. (Choose one to complete or more but do not spend more than 45 mins per Maths session.



For English today you are going to focus on characters.  You will be writing a similar story about goblins next week and so need to think about including interesting characters which move the story on in an exciting way.

Complete the ‘Characters’ activity today.



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 29th June Spellings Sheet-Set One Words

Week Commencing 29th June Spellings Sheet-Set Two Words


Complete the relevant Wordsearches for extra practice and do not forget to write your word in a sentence too.  It helps when thinking about the context of the word.



For Science, this week and next week you are going to find out about different scientists and inventors and in particular looking at the life of Sir David Attenborough.  He is a wildlife film-maker and naturalist, which means he is a scientist who studies animals and their behaviour. 

Go through the PowerPoint and complete the activities stage by stage.  You may also need to check the Internet for extra information too!  By the end of this, please complete a wildlife documentary just like one of Sir David’s.  You do not need to record yourself if you don’t have the electronic means to, you could simply write the script for one of his shows.  Send in your results, I would love to see what you create!


As part of a two-week project and to build upon our Spring Term Geography Topic, choose a country of your choice to research. Use the questions below to help you plan out your project. Some people might find it easier to complete a paper booklet, whereas some might prefer to complete a PowerPoint.  Choose whichever way of completing the project you wish to.  Perhaps you could plan one page per question with some facts and pictures! I am looking forward to seeing the results of your hard work.

    • Find it on a world map and compare it to other countries.
    • Can you identify where the equator, Tropic of Cancer and Capricorn is?
    • What is the capital city?
    • What natural physical features does it have? E.g. mountains, lakes, etc.
    • What is the population?
    • What is the climate like?
    • What wildlife do they have?
    • What is the food like?
    • What languages do they speak?
    • What are the main religions?
    • Do they have any traditions native to their country?
    • Find some interesting facts of your own, which you think no one else would know….



Can you find any artists that come from the country you have chosen for your Topic project? Find some of their work and try out their techniques at home if you can or you could compare their work to another artist you know. Perhaps you could create a PowerPoint about the artist and their work.


Optional Art Online 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 could choose from either:



Don’t forget that some weeks our school participates in a ‘Brush Party’ which you can follow online-the children at school will certainly be taking part. 

Details are only added (usually!) the day before the event so I will aim to upload them as soon as I receive them for your information and planning.

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.



Everyone has their own opinion and sometimes we can’t always have what we want, so making a compromise is important to maintain healthy relationships. Go through the PowerPoint and imagine you are helping some friends who are having problems in the activity – how could you help them?




Below are some activities for you to reflect on your feelings at this time. Focus on what you are grateful for and how to manage worries and feelings.



Two week project:

As part of our RE curriculum, we learn about different world religions and this week we are going to focus on Special places of Worship across different faiths.

Start by looking at the PowerPoint and then research facts about the different places of worship.

You could make a PowerPoint or a poster.

RE Resources

Modern Foreign Languages:


Remember to register for FREE on Duo Lingo.  It has a range of 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.  I am currently learning Italian but am struggling to keep up with my ‘day streaks’.  I am however enjoying leaning new words and phrases in a different language and hope you give it a go too!  I know of three individuals in Year 5 (and their families!) who are learning Spanish and Turkish!

Optional Activities:


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

Maths: Two Step Word Problems

English:  World Religion Day Comprehension

English: Sir David Attenborough Quick Reading Comprehension

Optional RNLI Resources (as posted in Byfleet Buzz):


The RNLI want to try and inform as many children and their families about important water safety advice and they are asking you to support them in spreading the water safety message throughout communication channels to target audiences. This may be on social media, websites, or through discussions with one another. 

They have carefully condensed and designed resources aimed at primary (and secondary) school children, whilst also ensuring they are appropriate to be taught from home or through online classrooms. This can be by a parent, guardian or teacher.  Below are some really valuable and extensively planned links which they have suggested:




As a follow up task, design a poster about water safety.  You may wish to include hints and tips or explain reasons to keep safe near water. 

The poster should be to help children and families to keep safe whilst enjoying the wonderful water all around us.  Send in your designs so we can share them with our school community.