Hi Year 5!

I hope you have taken the time to enjoy the Easter holidays and appreciate this time spent with your family. I have enjoyed relaxing with my family and eating Easter eggs! I have been doing PE with Joe Wicks, baking, completing jigsaws and reading too!

I am glad to see that many more of you are completing online learning including SpellingShed, MyMaths and TTRockstars so do keep this up.

Please make sure you are completing some of the activities shown on the website. There are opportunities for you to write, be active and work practically so choose a variety and keep it fun!

I hope you are enjoying completing the Kahoot quizzes! Quite a few of you have completed them, which is great. When it asks you to enter your name, I am happy for them to be fun or imaginative but please make it link to your actual name so I know who has completed the quiz. At the minute, the names are a little crazy and I am finding it difficult to figure out who is who!

Thank you to those who have emailed some pictures and examples of work to our new class email account, which is year5@eastbierleyprimary.com. Please try to email me at least once a week as I am missing our time at school together and so it would be great to see that you are learning and having fun at home.

We miss you all!

Stay safe.

Miss Williams, Mrs Webb and Mrs Robson

Weekly Maths Tasks

Complete 10 Studio and 10 Garage on Times Table Rockstars.

Show everything you know about fractions on a piece of paper. This could be pictures, diagrams, explanations, methods etc.

Play on Hit the Button - focus on times tables, division facts and squared numbers.

Play on Guardians: Defenders of Mathematica.

Practise matching fractions. Choose fractions and mixed numbers and work through the levels.

Daily arithmetic for different areas of maths. Work on level 4, 5 and 6 activities and try to focus on fractions. You will need paper to write your answers so that you can check them at the end.

Make your own shop!

Practise reasoning and problem solving.

Have a go at these tasks:

  • Negative numbers

  • Rounding

  • Place value

Weekly Reading Tasks

Read a chapter from your home reading book or a book that you have borrowed from the library.

Following this, create a set of multiple choice questions about what you have read.

Note down any unfamiliar words from the chapter you have read. Write a prediction of what you think the word means and then using a dictionary, write the correct definition. Are you correct?

Visit Love Reading. Explore the Book of the Month and previous books of the month. How many have you read? Are they any that you would like to read?

Ask an adult to create an account for Oxford Owl. Log on and read a book that matches your age. After this, review the text and justify your opinion with examples and evidence from the text. Could you ask some questions about the text? Can you predict what happens after the story ends?

Weekly Spelling Tasks

Practise the Year 5/6 Common Exception Words, see the list on our website.

Choose five Common Exception words. Write a synonym, antonym, the meaning and an example of how to use the word in a sentence.

Practise spellings on Spelling Frame.

Visit SpellingShed and complete tasks to revisit spellings.

Create a word bank of feelings that you have felt over the week. Can you identify any spelling rules the adjectives contain? Challenge yourself and include an adjective with a silent letter or a homophone.

Proofread and mark your writing from the day. Use a dictionary to check the spelling of any words that you found challenging or spelt incorrectly. This will also help you to check that the meaning of the word is suitable for the sentence.

Weekly Writing Tasks

Write a blog post summarising the events from the day/week. Think about how the language you use may be more informal.

Write an email or formal letter to a 12 year old child from a country of your choice. Describe what is happening in the world now. You can then write a reply. How does each world differ?

Put yourself in your Mum’s or another family member’s shoes. Can you write a poem about how you might be feeling with what is happening in the world currently?

Create an acrostic poem about earth and space.

People should be able to express their opinion on social media platforms. Do you agree/disagree? Write a discussion about this statement including for and against reasons.

Story Task: You have now created a setting and character for a story genre of your choice. Discuss what is going to happen in your story with an adult. Plan your story thinking about a book of the same genre. Whose viewpoint are you going to write the story from?

Don’t forget to enter the writing competition! The deadline is the 30th


Kahoot Pins

Visit https://kahoot.it/ and enter the game pins to complete the quizzes.

SPaG - 0638926

Fractions, Decimal and Percentages - 0995773

Sentence structures - 0335592

Remember, the first question will ask for your name. It is likely to be incorrect however, you cannot win points from this question so it doesn’t matter too much

Learning Project - to be completed through the week

The project this week aims to provide opportunities for your child to learn more about different viewpoints. Learning may focus on physical viewpoints in terms of what you can see outside of the window at home, what others can see looking into your home and then progress onto personal viewpoints and of others.

Viewpoints and Mood: Look into a room in your home and think about how it makes you feel. You can draw something linked to how you feel when looking in the room or draw an object from the room and then colour, shade or paint it in a colour that reflects your current mood. You could create a sketchbook, use this website to help you.

Views: Choose a viewpoint that you are familiar with, it could be from your bedroom window, of the sea or the countryside. Some viewpoints that you may have visited or heard of could be Ilkley Moor or Five Rise Locks Bingley. Use Google Earth or Google Maps to create an accurate diagram of the viewpoint.

Viewpoints from Around the World: Research famous viewpoints from around the world (e.g. The Eiffel Tower). Draw what you think you would see from this viewpoint. After this, design and create a miniature scale of the landmarks that give these viewpoints and evaluate your creations.

A change in Viewpoints: How did Martin Luther King and Rosa Park’s actions and views shape society today? Challenge yourself to compare and contrast viewpoints from then and now on people’s race, culture and religion. How has this improved society’s attitudes towards those who are different to ourselves?

Debate: Is good more powerful than evil? Is it worse to fail at something or never attempt it in the first place? Is it more important to be liked or respected? Choose a question to answer, write a speech and use real-life examples to justify your opinion.

Earth and Space: Our next topic is Earth and Space. Start to gather some research about the earth, space and planets. You could put a PowerPoint together, create a poster or draw and paint a picture of one of the planets

Grouping materials: