Hi Year 5! 

How are you? I hope you are ready for another week of home learning! How have you been getting on? 

During our phone calls this week, I have been asking many of you about the reading you have been doing. I hope to hear more about this in our next phone call and possibly a name of a book you are enjoying! In school, we are still reading the Ickabog by J.K. Rowling, have any of you had a go at reading this yet? 

For SPaG this week, we have been finding errors in writing and correcting themHave a look at the picture and try having a go too! How many errors can you find? We found 27!  

We have also been writing acrostic poems based on a book we are reading about feelings. We have chosen to use words linked to ‘Loneliness’, could you challenge yourself to write an acrostic poem based on a different feeling such as happy or anxious?


We are still working on beating our record for the times tables, our last attempt was 1 minute 45 seconds! Ask an adult to time you saying your times tables up to the 12s and email me your time to year5@eastbierleyprimary.com and we can compete against each other! 

During our topic lessons, we have been looking at different races and ethnicities linked to Black Lives Matter. We have watched and discussed Martin Luther King’s speech before writing and performing our own speeches about equality. Feel free to have a go at this too, you could even record yourself and email me the video!

Thank you to those who are still completing online learning and emailing me with pictures of activities you have been doing. Please continue to send these to year5@eastbierleyprimary.com or tweet us @eastbierleyPS.  

We are eager to have you all back in school and I am sure you are ready to be back too! Hopefully it won’t be too long now.  

Stay safe and look after yourselves,  

Miss Williams, Mrs Webb and Mrs Robson 

Kahoots for this week:
Riddles - 07796519     SPaG - 03237871

Mental maths - 05867704 

Weekly Maths Tasks

Work with your child to find the missing angle in the triangles or around a point. 
Ask your child to draw a map from their bedroom to the kitchen. Calculate the total degrees of turn involved on the journey. They can repeat this activity for other areas in your home or for their daily walk.  
Encourage your child to look for and collect 3D objects around the home. For the ones they have selected, get them to name the 3D shape, list the properties (the number of edges, faces and vertices) and draw the net to match.  
Get your child to practise measuring and reading angles with a protractor with this online game 
Ask your child to create a rhythm by clapping/clicking, e.g. clap, clap, clap, click, clap, clap, clap, click etc. Ask your child to predict what action they would do on the 15th beat. Can they work it out without having to do the rhythm? What about the 20th, 50th, 99th beat? Do they notice any patterns?  


Weekly Reading Tasks

During your child’s daily reading, play some classical music, rock music, jazz music and pop music. Ask your child to draw or write notes to represent how each music genre made them feel whilst they were reading. 
Have you read any chapters of J.K Rowling’s new book The Ickabog yet? 
Click here for a reading activity about Music. Challenge your child to read the text in 3 minutes and complete the questions.  
Your child can listen or read along to the poem Cat Rap here. Can they write their own version using a different noisy animal?    
Visit Audible and let your child choose a book to listen to. Ask them to write a review when they have finished and share it with a friend (remotely).  

Weekly Spelling Tasks

Pick 5 Common Exception words from the Year 5/6 spelling list. Play a song and stop it at different points. When it stops, one spelling should be selected from a bag and your child must spell it before the music starts again. 
The word rhythm has a silent letter - what other words can your child spell which also have silent letters? 
Practise spellings on Spelling Frame or practise spelling words with silent letters on this game 
Using the letters C A R N I V A L, task your child with listing associated adjectives or verbs that correspond with each letter.  
Can your child create a musical glossary for the following vocabulary: dynamics, structure, timbre, texture tempo.  

Weekly Writing Tasks 

Your child can pick a city or country of their choice to find out about and create a travel leaflet all about it. Make sure that they include information on: weather, travel time, key tourist spots, accommodation and the local cuisine. I wonder if they could persuade us to visit! 
Listen to ZahraDiscuss what the story is about and how we know Zara is from a different country. Ask your child to rewrite the story of Zahra. 
Use the story of Zahra to ask your child to create an advert to support WaterAid. What persuasive language could they use? How could they make their advert eye-catching?  

Visit the Literacy Shed for this wonderful resource on The Blackhat or your child write a description about their ideal world.

Ask your child to create a poster which will assist younger children to learn about where the continents, particular countries and oceans of the world are. It must provide key facts and an imaginative layout/design to get children to learn where key places are around the world. 

Learning Project - to be completed through the week

The project this week aims to provide opportunities for your child to learn more about music. Learning may focus on famous musicians, listening to and performing music and exploring a range of music genres and instruments.  

Discovering Different Eras  

1920’s  1930’s  1940’s  1950’s  1960’s  1970’s  1980’s  1990’s 

Click on the links above and listen to a sample. Which era did your child find most enjoyable to listen to? Can they dance in the same style? 

  • Sound Effects- Many audio books use sound effects to enhance the retelling of books. Ask your child to think about a narrative that they are currently reading or have read recently. What sound effects would enhance the retelling of the story? Ask your child to source a range of props to help add sound effects and record the retelling of the story with their sound effects. Remember to tweet a video of their retelling using #TheLearningProjects. 


  • Carnival Time- The Rio carnival is a spectacle of samba, costumes and dance and takes place every year. Here are some of the pictures from this year’s parade. Challenge your child to research the samba inspired costumes and headdresses worn during the parades. Ask them to design, label and make their own mask or headdress taking inspiration from the research completed.   


  • Expression- Kandinsky felt that he could express emotions and music through colours and shapes within his painting. Ask your child to create a piece of artwork inspired by their favourite piece of music. Encourage them to listen to the music several times and feel free to draw or paint the emotion they feel at the time.  


  • I’m with the Band!- Ask your child to create their own musical instrument. This could be a cereal box guitar, drums or shakers. They may even want to make a range of instruments to create a family band. Ask your child to decorate their instruments to make them appealing. After this, your child can research which famous musicians perform with their chosen instrument and watch videos of their performance to inspire their own! 


  • Music Video Directors- Using the song your child created for their writing task this week, direct them to think about the sort of music video that they could create to go with it. They could storyboard their ideas and think about whether they need any props or even come up with a dance routine before recording it.


STEM Learning Opportunities

Making Instruments 

  • A kazoo is a simple wind instrument that allows the player to create sound by humming.  
  • You will need a cardboard tube, square of grease proof paper and an elastic band. Cover the end of the tube in paper and secure it in place using the elastic band. 
  • Hum a tune into the open end of the kazoo. What happens to the kazoo? What happens to the sound of your voice? 
  • Learn more about sound by researching how ears work and different ears are adapted to different environments. Find out why elephants have such big ears. 
  • For more ideas take a look at the full resources here 


Additional Learning Resources

BBC Bitesize - Lots of videos and learning opportunities for all subjects.

Classroom Secrets Learning Packs - Reading, writing and maths activities for different ages.

Twinkl - Click on the link and sign up using your email address and creating a password. Use the offer code UKTWINKLHELPS.

White Rose Maths online maths lessons. Watch a lesson video and complete the worksheet (can be downloaded and completed digitally).

Times Table Rockstars and Numbots. Your child can access both of these programmes with their school logins. On Times Table Rockstars, children should aim to play Soundcheck for 20 minutes daily.

IXL online. Click here for Year 5  There are interactive games to play and guides for parents.

Mastery Mathematics Learning Packs. Take a look at the mastery mathematics home learning packs with a range of different activities and lessons.

Y5 Talk for Writing Home-school Booklets are an excellent resource to support your child’s speaking and listening, reading and writing skills.

J2Code – A range of activities to explore computing and coding. There are short lesson activities but also the opportunity to be more creative within the ‘JIT’ Platform.

https://app.gonoodle.com/ - Website with videos that encourage exercise with guided dances as well as videos to help with mindfulness.