Week beginning 19 October 2020

Sunday 18 October 2020

Good morning Y5!

I hope you’re well and staying happy and healthy. If you need any help or want to ask any questions, please don’t hesitate to send an email to [email protected]

Here’s a little video from me.

Now, onto this week’s learning…


In school, this week, we’re finishing off subtraction and then thinking about how to check our answers using inverse operations and estimating.

Children should use these resources:

You don’t have to print the worksheets. Your child can write or draw their answers on paper. Your child’s learning will be most effective if you sit with them to pause the clip and check / praise / support your child as the clip moves on.

Practise times tables on Times Table Rockstars, too. We’re concentrating on the 12 times tables this week, but I’d like everyone to do at least one ‘sound check’ to see how you’re doing on everything. Email me if you need your child’s login and password details.

(Suggested time: 30 minutes of Maths and 15 minutes of Rockstars daily)


Look on the homework page to find this week’s spellings. Your child should complete one task each day.

(Suggested time: 15-20 minutes daily)

Reading fluency

This is the text we’ll read in class to build up fluency skills this week.

In school, we generally follow this sequence:

You can see the slide we’ll use here.

(Suggested time: 15 minutes daily)

Reading comprehension

We’re learning about microorganisms. First, use this BBC Bitesize website to watch and read about them.

Day 1: We’ll be using this RIC lesson in class. RIC stands for:

Day 2: Agree with your child three words from any text they’ve read which they’re less familiar with – it could be from a library book, too. Your child should find out what they mean (eg by checking an online dictionary or simply discuss with you) and how to use them in sentences (both when speaking and when writing). Challenge your child to write a sentence with each word in, or to drop the words into conversations at home.

Day 3: Read this from First News, a newspaper for children, and complete the activity on page 2. The answers are on p5.

Day 4: Read these slides from class (day two). Next, answer these questions.

Day 5: Book Club. Once a week, we have a relaxing lesson where we sit and read quietly, often with an adult. At home, we’d like you to read your favourite book or text, too. If possible, discuss the book with an adult, talking about some or all of the sections of this grid.

 (Suggested time: 30 minutes daily)



Activity 1: This lesson from Oak National Academy links to some of the learning that we’ve been doing in class recently.

Activity 2: In class, we’ve been writing suspenseful narratives. Your task is to watch this spooky video and rewrite the story, changing one thing of your choice. It could be the setting, character or ending! Remember to include:



This week’s topic learning is about music. Last week, we focused on instruments. This week, it’s all about using your voice. This lesson is about singing in canon and this lesson is about chords and harmonies.

(Suggested time: 30-40 minutes)



We’re continuing to learn about animals and how to classify them.

Read through and have a go at these slides and then use this sheet of animals to create a tree diagram.

Email me when it’s complete to check through your work.

 (Suggested time: 30-45 minutes)