Hi Year 5,  

This week is your last week of home learning before the summer holidays so make the most of it! You have all been brilliant over the last couple of months and have shown to take responsibility of your own learning and fantastic creativity too! Well done.  

This week during SPaG, we have searched for spelling errors in writing. Can you find the 10 spelling mistakes and write the correct spelling?

During our Maths lessons, we have been solving problems! We have looked at completing missions and working together to find the answers. It was challenge but we enjoyed it, could you have a go too? 

In Topic, we stood outside and recorded the types of transport we could see. We then used that information to create a poster about transport in East Bierley! What can you see from your doorstep? Do you see the same types of transport we do

We are still enjoying the Ickabogtake a look if you are interested! 

I am a little disappointed that this is how we have to end our year as year 5. We have enjoyed learning and having fun together and I wish that we could have shared the last few months together doing exactly that!  

I hope you are looking forward to September, where you will be Year 6! I am sure that you will enjoy having Miss Tipple and Mrs Moxon as your teachers although I will be asking about each of you and speaking to you when I can. I will be across the corridor if you would like to wave hello! 

It has been a pleasure to teach every one of you this year, have a well deserved break! 

Stay safe and enjoy the holidays,  

Miss Williams, Mrs Robson and Mrs Webb 

Weekly Maths Tasks

Have a look at these different videos about percentages on BBC Bitesize and then complete the activities. Video and Activity 1., Video and Activity 2. & Video and Activity 3.  
Get your child to get a selection of the same type of toy, sweets, etc. Ask them to split them into groups and find the percentage these groups make up. Eg. if they had 20 toy cars (this would be 100%) and split them up into different colours what percentage are blue and what percentage are green? If there were 10 green cars this would be 50%.  
Get your child to practise finding percentages by playing this online game that also incorporates other maths skills.  
Encourage your child to have a go at solving this problem. 400,000 people visited Alton Towers over the course of a week. 25% of the people visited on Sunday. 30% of the people visited on Saturday. How many people visited Alton Towers throughout the rest of the week? Can your child come up with their own problem that is similar to this one?  
List with your child different festivals that happen around the world. Research the percentage of people across the world or within a country that celebrate this festival. Can your child create a graph showing this information? 
Visit MyMaths to complete weekly tasks and TTRockstars to complete 10 studio and 10 garage games.  

Weekly Reading Tasks

Encourage your child to listen to a free age-appropriate audiobook here, choose a book from Oxford Owl or continue with their chapter book.  
Ask your child to create a true or false quiz about a book that they have recently read. Test out the quiz on somebody else who has read the book too.  
 Your child can listen to or read along with the poem ‘Christmas Come-An-Gorn’ here. Can they summarise what each verse is about?  
Encourage your child to read the world news section of a newspaper. Are any celebrations referenced? If not, can they find an article about a celebration? This could be a celebration of an event or a person.  
Your child can independently read about celebrations across the world here. Ask them to list 5 new pieces of information that they have learned.  

Weekly Spelling Tasks

Can your child list a word that corresponds with the start of the following letters related to festivals? C E L E B R A T I O N S 
Your child can create their very own word search. The theme of this should be ‘Celebrations’. 
Ask your child to create a glossary linked to a cultural celebration. They can include pictures for each word/phrase too.  
Pick 10 Common Exception words from the Year 5/6 spelling list. Your child can write them replacing each vowel with a line e.g. -cc-mm-d-t-. They then need to go back and add the vowels.  
 Can your child use a thesaurus to improve any word choices from Monday’s writing task. There’s an online version here 
Visit SpellingShed and SpellingFrame to practise spellings and play games.  

Weekly Writing Tasks 

Get your child to create a newspaper report about the day that they were born- include weather on the day, stories in the news, etc. Can they interview any family members and include quotes in their article?
Celebrate a local person- ask your child to write a list of local people worth celebrating. Afterwards, get them to write an information report about the contribution the top three have made to their community. 
Ask your child to select a celebration from their culture and generate a multiple choice quiz about this event. Test the quiz out on the family! 
Birthdays should not be celebrated. Does your child agree or disagree with the statement above? Ask them to justify their opinion using facts. 

Perhaps they could write this as a written discussion or even make a video.  

Write your very own superhero kid story. Use this Kid Normal resource to support. It includes a video and audio version of the Kid Normal book series.  

Learning Project - to be completed through the week

  • This project this week aims to provide opportunities for your child to learn more about celebrations. Learning may focus and different types of celebrations that take place and who may celebrate them. It could look at how people celebrate different events differently in other parts of the world.  


    • Planning a Celebration- It’s time to plan a celebration event of their choice. This could be a birthday party, an Eid celebration, an Easter hunt or anything else they wish to plan. Tell them they have £150 to spend and 25 guests will be attending. What will the money be spent on? Ask them to plan the celebration considering the location of the event, how they will decorate the venue, what their guests will eat and drink and how they will entertain their guests. Get them to detail the timings of the event and any timings for preparation.  


    • Time to Design- Can they imagine their perfect celebration outfit? What would it look like? What would it be made from? How comfortable would it need to be? Ask them to design a costume for a celebration of their choice. Think about the patterns they would like to incorporate on their design and the cultural traditions. Share their designs at #TheLearningProjects or @eastbierleyPS.


    • Birthdays around the World- Birthdays are celebrated differently in different countries. Write an information report detailing how birthdays are celebrated in the following countries: China, England, Spain, Italy and Mexico. Ask your child which country would they like to celebrate their birthday in based on their findings? Why?   


    • What’s the Same and what is Different? - Select a holiday/festival of their choice and research how different countries around the world celebrate this event. They could compare whether it is celebrated at the same time, the outfits people wear, the food eaten, etc. Make a video, poster or report of the things they have discovered.  


    • British Celebrations- In Great Britain, Valentine’s Day, St Patrick’s Day and Bonfire Night are just some of the celebrations that take place. Ask your child to choose one celebration day and research how the celebration came to be. Using the information they have found, plot the events on a timeline and include dates, details and pictures/sketches. Now create a poster advertising the celebration day. This could be done on a computer programme of your choice or on paper.  

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.