Year 5

Welcome to Year 5
Well done Year 5 for all the hard work you have done so far this year.  
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10th June 2020
Dear Year Five,
I hope you are enjoying the home learning packs that are being delivered to you.
Below is a link to the BBC Bitesize website to enable you to access online learning too.
Stay safe everyone.
Home Learning Week beginning 1st June 2020.
Half way through summer term already !
You might have heard on the news that some children will be returning to school this week. All the teachers are in school too and looking forward to a time when we will all be back together. Until then, here is this weeks home learning.
This weeks picture is called, 'Waiting'. Use it to inspire your writing.
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Question time!

What is the creature in the lagoon?

What is a lagoon?

What is the creature waiting for?

In what way is the surface of the lagoon like a window?

What other creatures might there be in the lagoon?

What makes this animal dangerous, do you think?

How do you feel about hippos? How do you think hippos feel about humans?


Sentence challenge!

Can you use relative clauses to add extra information to a sentence using who, which, where, when, whose or that?

E.g. The creature, whose vast bulk was hidden beneath the water, glided gracefully towards the bank.

The water, , was perfectly still.

The hippo, , was waiting for something.


Sick sentences!

These sentences are ‘sick’ and need help to get better. Can you help? Could you add an adverb?

The hippo went in the water. It was really big. It had skin and teeth.


Story starter!

In the early hours of the morning, when then sun was barely peeking its head over the trees that surrounded the lagoon, he lay there. Waiting.

The vast creature slid through the water like a partially submerged submarine, the majority of its bulk hidden beneath the green-tinged water.

It was a calm morning, and so the shiny surface of the lagoon reflected its surroundings like a window; a window that showed the true beauty of nature for those who looked into it. However, despite its beauty and serenity, the atmosphere in this place could suddenly change. Power, panic and noise could put an end to the peace. The vast creature waited… He had seen something...


Perfect picture!

Imagine you can see all of the animal. Can you draw what it would look like out of the water?

Can you also draw what the hippo has seen?



Use the mathematics link below and look at year 5, week 2. you will find a set of 5 lessons to follow.

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Online lessons at home- Maths
This link will direct you to a series on online
The lessons come in weekly blocks of five  and are designed to help your child with essential maths skills. Most lessons are about 15 - 20 minutes long and build up knowledge step by step, so we suggest that you follow the lessons in order, starting with week one.
Should you need it, this link will direct you to the parental help page. 
You may need to sign up to the NCETM site to login. (NCETM is a official government endorsed site)
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Home learning week beginning Monday 25th May 2020
Hello Year 5
Well done to you for working hard.
In normal times this week would be half term but, as you might of noticed, it is not normal times. 
I hope you had a go at last weeks D.T project. I had a go with Michael, it took a lot trial and error but we got there in the end. 
Maths this week
Take a look at the new maths link below. There are a series of lessons based around fractions. This is a skill you are really going to need in year 6, so work through them in order and you will soon be fabulous fraction fanatics.
You should click on the Upper KS2 link, but if you feel you need a bit of practise click on the Lower KS2 link instead.
You now had have a whole 1/2 term of spellings. It's time to go back and revise them. See how many you can remember and then make a list of the ones that got away.
Can you put them in alphabetical order? Can you write your own dictionary for them? Can you write them backwards, or in fancy writing or in a mirror? Any of these ideas might help you remember them.
daughter  aisle  doubt  lamb  thistle  knight  knowledge wring  island  knoll
thorough  compliment  complement  knowledge  practise  practice  understandable  repetitious  superstitious  truancy
Advisably  Affordably  Agreeable  Comparably  Disputably  Improbably  Measurably  Probably
Noticeably  Irritably
familiar  identity  privilege  recognise  yacht  sufficient  rhythm  leisure
wrangle  wrath  wreak  wriggle  wrinkle  wrist  wren  wrong  writhe
aloud ( not silent)
allowed (let someone have or do something)
stationary (not moving)
stationery ( writing and office equipment)
steal (take without asking )
steel (metal)
wary (cautious)
weary (tired)
who's ( contraction for who is)
whose (belonging to)
This picture is called 'Gravity'. 
Use it to inspire your writing.
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Question time!

If you lived here how would life be different?

It is thought that one day it may be possible to live in on another planet. What do you think about this?

Is it a good idea? Why do you think humans are looking for ways to live in space or on another planet?

How does gravity work? How do we overcome gravity?

If living in space, how would you manage to do everyday things like brushing your teeth?


Sentence challenge!

The article in a sentence helps the reader identify the noun - a, the , an

Circle the article(s) in each sentence below.

The furniture is glued down to the floor.

It’s often difficult to move around a house with no gravity.

I always wonder if I will ever see an alien.

Can you identify the articles you have used in your story writing today?




Sick sentences!

These sentences are ‘sick’ and need help to get better. Can you help?

I float around the room.

To move around I push off things with my feet.

It feels weird.


Story starter!

Month: June Year: 3015

Dear diary,

It has now been 2 years since we moved here. Leaving Earth was tough, but we are beginning to feel more at home with every single week that passes.

When we came to our new home, we were allowed to bring everything with us from our Earth homes. It still feels a bit strange though. Life without gravity really takes some getting used to!

Can you continue the diary?

What is gravity? Can you include descriptions of what it is like to live without it?

Where is it that you now live? How is it different from your previous life? How do you spend your time? Do you prefer living in your new home?

Perfect picture!

Can you draw what a classroom in space would look like? You could include this in your diary entry as well





This is a very strange time we are living in. When we are older and try to explain what it was like, it will seem unbelievable.

Many people record what happens to them in different ways. Some people write, some paint, some blog.

Why not try to write lyrics for a song  or a rap  about what you think about not being in school ? You could choose your own rhythm or beat or you could use a track you already like and change the words.



Home Learning Week beginning 18th May 2020
This weeks spellings- silent letter W
Match the word to the meaning and then write them in a story.
make twisting, squirming movements
a small garden bird
twist and turn quickly
cause (damage, havoc)
long complicated argument
joint between arm and hand
not correct
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This picture is called 'Colours of the Ocean'
Use it to inspire your writing.

Question time!

What does it mean to be envious?

In my story, why might some sea creatures be envious of this fish?

Which sea creatures may not be envious of this fish?

Have you ever been envious of someone else?

Do you think someone has ever been envious of you?

Is it wrong to be envious?

Do you think fish really have feelings?

Should we treat fish differently to the way we treat other people?

Would you treat a fish with no colourful pattern the same way as you would this fish?


Sentence challenge!

Can you make a list of nouns that you can see in the picture? E.g. Eyes, fins, ocean.

Can you make a list adjectives to describe each of your nouns?

Can you now write a paragraph describing the fish in great detail?

Top tip: Try to think of synonyms for ‘blue’. A Google search or thesaurus might help!



Sick sentences!

These sentences are ‘sick’ and need help to get better. Can you help?

The fish swam through the water.

It had eyes and a pattern on its skin.

Its mouth opened and closed as it flapped its fins.

Story starter!

The majestic creature glided gracefully through the perfect, azure waters. Its size and beautiful colours stood out in stark contrast to the murky, grey ocean floor beneath.

Many other creatures that dwelt under the sea looked on with envy at the unusual and startlingly bright colours that its appearance possessed…

Can you continue the description? Check out the sentence challenge for a bit of help!


Perfect picture!

Can you draw a picture of another creature you’d be likely to find living in the nearby waters?







A focus this week is on negative numbers.


This link will send you to he questions and answers. Use the answers to help you see where you went wrong , not to cheat! 


 Follow this link for some helpful hints 



Another focus this week is time

Click on the link for your questions



Here are some helpful hints 


Adding and Subtracting Time

Add or Subtract the hours and minutes separately.
But you may need to do some adjusting if the minutes end up 60 or more, or less than zero!

Adding Times

Follow these steps:

  • Add the hours
  • Add the minutes
  • If the minutes are 60 or more, subtract 60 from the minutes and add 1 to hours

Like this:

Easy example: What is 2:45 + 1:10 ?

Add the Hours: 2+1 = 3
Add the Minutes: 45+10 = 55

The minutes are OK, so the answer is 3:55

Hard example: What is 2:45 + 1:20 ?

Add the Hours: 2+1 = 3
Add the Minutes: 45+20 = 65

The minutes are 60 or more, so

  • subtract 60 from minutes (65−60 = 5 Minutes)
  • and add 1 to Hours (3+1 = 4 Hours)

The answer is 4:05

Subtracting Times

Follow these steps:

  • Subtract the hours
  • Subtract the minutes
  • If the minutes are negative, add 60 to the minutes and subtract 1 from hours.

Like this:

Easy example: What is 4:10 - 1:05 ?

Subtract the Hours: 4−1 = 3
Subtract the Minutes: 10−5 = 5

The minutes are OK, so the answer is 3:05

Hard example: What is 4:10 - 1:35 ?

Subtract the Hours: 4−1 = 3
Subtract the Minutes: 10−35 = −25

The minutes are less than 0, so:

  • add 60 to Minutes (−25+60 = 60−25 = 35 Minutes)
  • and subtract 1 from Hours (3−1 = 2 Hours)

The answer is 2:35

(Note: did you see how we changed "−25+60" to "60−25" ... that is perfectly fine and makes the calculation easier.)

Adjusting The Hours

The hours can also end up too large or small!

To fix that first we must know if it is 24-Hour Clock or AM/PM:

day am pm


Adding and Subtracting time

24-Hour Clock

  • When Hours end up less than zero: add 24
  • When hours end up more than 23: subtract 24

Example: What is 16:20 + 9:35 ?

Add the Hours: 16+9 = 25
Add the Minutes: 20+35 = 55

The minutes are OK

The hours are more than 23, so subtract 24: 25−24 = 1

The answer is 1:55 of the next day.

Example: What is 4:10 − 6:15 ?

Subtract the Hours: 4−6 = −2
Subtract the Minutes: 10−15 = −5

The minutes are less than 0, so:

  • add 60 to Minutes: −5+60 = 60−5 = 55 Minutes
  • and subtract 1 from Hours: −2−1 = −3 Hours

The hours are less than 0, so add 24: −3+24 = 24−3 = 21

The answer is 21:55 of the previous day.

12-Hour Clock (AM/PM)

For 12-Hour Clock it is best to convert to 24-Hour Clock, do the calculations then convert back.

Example: What is 3:20 PM − 16:05 ?

3:20 PM is 15:20

Subtract the Hours: 15−16 = −1
Subtract the Minutes: 20−5 = 15

The minutes are OK

The hours are less than 1, so add 24: −1+24 = 24−1 = 23

The answer is 23:15, which is 11:15 PM of the previous day.




Creative Arts

Kneehigh Theatre Company are offering daily challenges encouraging people young and old to get creative in various different ways, from building your own musical instruments to writing stories. Take a look at their Youtube page for inspiration on how you can add some creativity to life at home. Remember to follow the SMART internet code and ensure you ask an adult when visiting Youtube.


Topic Home Learning

 'What do machines do for us and how?' 

This topic provides lots of scope for practical science and technology investigations which can be done with everyday household objects and inspires the budding engineers and inventors among you! We will look at different forces, including gravity, friction and upthrust, and how we use them to our advantage when carrying out everyday tasks, as well as considering how levers, pulleys and gears are used in machines. 


To kick things off,  have a go at making your very own Rube-Goldberg Machine.


"What's a Rube-Goldberg Machine", I hear you ask! 


Watch this video to find out.


Pretty cool eh? So... A Rube Goldberg Machine is a machine which performs a fairly simple task, but in a very complicated and roundabout and convoluted way. They always include a chain reaction. 


This video had a  team of engineers working around the clock for days to build this Rube Goldberg Machine, we're obviously expecting something on a slightly smaller scale 

You can find lots of examples of different Rube Goldberg machines on YouTube.

Remember to follow the SMART internet code and ensure you ask an adult when visiting Youtube.

We suggest agreeing some ground rules with others in your house before starting: 

  • If possible, build your Rube Goldberg Machine somewhere where it won't be in the way of others (eg your bedroom)
  • Do not use sharp or breakable objects such as glass, scissors/blades, open tins for your Rube Goldberg Machine and agree with an adult which objects you are allowed to use before starting.
  • Similarly, do not use objects which you or others in your house would be very upset to see damaged. 
  • Be considerate of others in your house when choosing which objects to use. Your TV remote might make a great ramp, but is it really fair to use it when others might want to watch telly? 
  • Work one section at a time in small, manageable chunks. This project requires lots of patience and spending hours and hours on it in one go can lead to frustration (as Mr Evans can confirm!)


Rather than just getting going straight away we would like you to have a go at working through the following document below to help you to plan, design and make your Rube Goldberg Machine. This will help you to produce the best possible Rube Goldberg Machine you can, and will encourage you to be thinking scientifically about classifying materials and using forces.  

Good Luck!

Do some research to answer the questions on these sheets and build up a Rube Goldberg personal profile
Find the information to get you started in the pdf documents attached below.

Write an explanation text detailing how a machine or mechanical object in your home works. This could be anything from a record player or washing machine, to a door hinge. You should aim to include: 

  • An introduction explaining what the machine or mechanical object is and what it is used for
  • Subheadings for different parts of the machine
  • Detailed explanations of how and why the machine work


Be mindful of the difference between writing an explanation and writing instructions. An explanation explains how something works whereas instructions tell you what to do. 



The rotating barrel of the washing machine ensures that the entire sheet is soaked in water and soap. - Explanation

Fill the compartment of the washing machine with detergent and fabric softener before selecting the cycle you want using the buttons. - Instructions


Home Learning week beginning 11th May
This weeks spellings have no rule to help (sorry) . Spelling the words by just sounding them out will not work, you have to memorise them. Highlighting the tricky part might help.
This picture is called 'Locked'. Use is to inspire your writing.
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Question time!

Who does the hand in the picture belong to?

What is he trying to do?

What/who is it that is locked away?

Read the story starter. How is the animal feeling? How do you know he feels this way?

What will happen if he manages to unlock the door?

What will happen if he doesn’t?

Why might the next few moments define the rest of his life?


Sentence challenge!

Can you make a list of emotions to describe how the animal is feeling?

Can you start a sentence with one of those feelings?

E.g. Distraught, he tugged with all his strength at the padlock.


Sick sentences!

These sentences are ‘sick’ and need help to get better. Can you help?

He held the padlock in his hand. He was sad. He started to cry. He wanted to open the door very badly.



Story starter!

Despite pulling with all his strength, the lock wouldn’t loosen. His heart felt heavy with sorrow, and a forlorn look spread across his face.

His future lay in the balance. What happened in the next few moments could define the rest of his life, define his very existence…

What happens next?


Perfect picture!

Can you draw what is on the other side of the door?





Practice your multiplication skills using Times tables rockstars.


Use your division and multiplication skills to answers these questions-  

Using known facts to help with divisions

Sheet 1

Work out 10 × 6, 20 × 6, 30 × 6, 10 × 7, 20 × 7, 30 × 7, 10 × 8, 20 × 8 and 30 × 8.
Use these facts to help calculate the exact answers to these divisions. Write remainders as fractions.

  1.  69 ÷ 6   Ans  11 and 3/6    or 11 and 1/2 ( 11 x 6  = 66 remainder 3)

  2. 129 ÷ 6

  3. 77 ÷ 7

  4. 147 ÷ 7

  5. 88 ÷ 8

  6. 164 ÷ 8

  7. 122 ÷ 6

  8. 242 ÷ 8

  9. 209 ÷ 7

  10. 183 ÷ 6

Make up your own divisions that you can solve using the nine multiplication facts that you found at the beginning.

Using known facts to help with divisions

Work out 20 × 6, 30 × 6, 40 × 6, 20 × 7, 30 × 7, 40 × 7, 20 × 8, 30 × 8 and 40 × 8.

Use these facts to help calculate the exact answers to these divisions.

Write remainders as fractions.

1. 129 ÷ 6             2. 147 ÷ 7

3. 164 ÷ 8            4. 122 ÷ 6

5. 162 ÷ 8            6. 166 ÷ 8

7. 183 ÷ 6            8. 224 ÷ 7

9. 244 ÷ 8            10. 255 ÷ 6

11. 287 ÷ 7           12. 332 ÷ 8


Make up your own divisions that you can solve using the nine multiplication facts that you found at the beginning

Follow the link to find more questions and the answers.





BBC Bitesize have put some fantastic resources online - Follow the link and look at the section Human Geography - Settlements /Trade / Economic activity 


Use this information and write a report about the area you live in.

What sort of settlement do you live in and how do you know?

What trade happens in the area we live in ?

What industries are here now ?

What sort of industries have been vital to our area in the past?

You may need to look at a wider area to get a better picture- you could use information about Birkenhead and Liverpool.



Home Learning  Week beginning May 4th 2020
Year 5 Summer 1 Week 3 
Focus - Words ending in ably
Write the words in sentences to help.  When you are completing the English tasks see if you can use some of the spellings in your work.
This picture is called 'Mr Wolf'. Use it to inspire your writing.
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resource imageQuestion time!

Where is the person trying to escape Mr. Wolf?

Who is he/she and why are they being chased?

What kind of character do you think Mr. Wolf is?

How do you think Mr. Wolf found the person?

Why is he dressed in a suit?

What is it like inside the tree? How is the person feeling?

If you were inside the tree, how would you escape?

Sentence challenge!

A determiner is a word that goes before a noun and identifies the noun in further detail. 

There are different types of determiners:

An article specifies a noun as known or unknown.

Can you identify the determiner(s) in the sentence below?

The wolf had been chasing him for miles, so he took off his tie and jumped into a nearby tree.


Sick sentences!

These sentences are ‘sick’ and need help to get better. Can you help?

The wolf had big eyes and big teeth. He had fur and wore a suit.


Story starter!

In the deepest, darkest depths of the forest, Mr. Wolf waited.

His disguise hadn’t worked, but that didn’t concern him. Now, the boy thought he was safe. Mr. Wolf didn’t think he was. Mr. Wolf knew exactly where he was. He could sense him. He could smell him. He could almost taste him…

Can you use them continue the story about the wolf?


Perfect picture!

Can you draw or describe the character inside the tree?





The link below will take you to problems that will help build your skills using decimals. Remember when you are calculating with decimals make the number of decimal places match, example - if you are adding 2.8427 and 5.6  write  the problem out as 2.8427 plus 5.6000 (This reduces the risk of getting place value wrong).


The answers are included but as you know it's not worth cheating, it's a waste of time. Use them to check your work and if you have any incorrect answers see if you can find where you went wrong so you will know how to do it next time. That's what the clever people would do!



James Rizzi Cityscapes | Art lessons elementary, Collaborative art ...



This picture was created by an artist called James Rizzi. Why not have a go at creating you own version?

You could have a go at making a colourful version ( even a rainbow version!) or you could try to create a monochrome (black and white) version by using shading. You could create a 3D version by using cardboard and creating layers. This picture has a day and night sky but the colours of the building are the same. Have a look how colours change at night time, maybe you could create a more accurate version. 

James Rizzi | Discography | DiscogsJames Rizzi was an American pop artist, painter and sculptor, an idol to children worldwide, and a superstar in Germany and Asia. He rose to fame with his brightly coloured and vivid images, 3D cityscapes, prints and illustrations. 


Science - Life Cycles

Follow the link

Watch the videos. 

Create a in information poster about life cycles. 


17 Creative Ways to Teach Plant Life Cycle - WeAreTeachers


Semantic Field Definition and Examples

Week Beginning 27th April 2020

Hope you are keeping active and busy.  
Here are your tasks for this week.
In class we were learning how to write a biography. Choose someone who is inspirational to you and write their biography. You can choose a famous person or someone in your family.
These are the key ideas you need to include in each section:


Introduction -Things person is best known for

Birth & Family- Born - When? - Where? Include family details.

Early Life - Key events

Later Life-Key events and key achievements

 Conclusion-Final statement about life highlights


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This picture is called 'The Visitor', use it to inspire your writing.


Question time!

Who do you think is controlling the robot? Does it have a mind of its own?

Where has the robot come from?

Are the people in danger?

Can you think of a good name for the robot?

Is there a chance that robots will become part of our society in the future?


Sentence challenge!

A preposition is a word that shows the relationship between one thing and another.

It may tell you where a thing is in relation to something else. E.g. The silver, shining giant stood on the car.

It may tell you when something is in relation to another event. E.g. The crowd watched until the giant departed.

Can you find any prepositions in your writing? Can you write 3 sentences that contain prepositions?

Is it possible to begin a sentence with a preposition? Can you end a sentence with a preposition? What about trying to start and end a sentence with a preposition?


Sick sentences!

These sentences are ‘sick’ and need help to get better. Can you help?

The robot stood in front of the people. His hands and feet were big, and his body was really big.


Story starter!

Snap…Snap…Click…The sound of a hundred cameras filled the air.

Craning their necks to the skies to see the enormous specimen, the crowd all let out gasps and moans in unison as the figure took its first steps.

Standing over 50 metres tall, the metal beast cast a foreboding shadow over the gathering, transfixed spectators. No-one knew why it was here. No-one knew where it had come from. No-one knew whose side it was on. However, its intentions were about to be made clear…




These are homophones, so you will need to learn the meaning (in brackets) as well

Year 5 Summer 1 Week 2 LSWCC

aloud ( not silent)
allowed (let someone have or do something)
stationary (not moving)
stationery ( writing and office equipment)
steal (take without asking )
steel (metal)
wary (cautious)
weary (tired)
who's ( contraction for who is)
whose (belonging to)





Week beginning 27th April 2020
Make sure you are up to speed with multiplication tables. You should know all tables up to 12 x 12 but it is easy to lose your skills.
Pick a times table every day and see how fast you can recite them.  It is only a few that are tricky to remember. ( 7 x 6 = 42   7 x 7 = 49
8 x 7 = 56   8 x 8 = 64) 
Giant Multiplication Square Pictures for Display (SB11742 ...
Click on this link to White Rose home maths learning for this weeks maths lessons.
Home Learning English Week Beginning 20th April
This picture is called 'Animal Town'. Use it to help inspire your writing.
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Question time!

Which animal would be suited to working in the health clinic?

Can you give suggestions as to the occupations of the other animals in the picture?

If you could have any job, what would it be and why?

If you could be any animal, what would it be and why?

What problems might they encounter in Animal Town that humans don’t encounter in human towns?

Are there any similar problems that both animals and humans experience?

Would animals be better off without humans? Would humans be better off without animals?


Sick sentences! These sentences are weak and boring, use your language skills to make them much more interesting.

These sentences are ‘sick’ and need help to get better. Can you help?

A lion sat on the van.

A giraffe put his head out through the window.

The zebra walked across the road.


Sentence challenge!

‘Can you use verbs and adverbs to describe what each of the animals in the picture are doing?

E.g. The zebra meanders lethargically across the road.

Nonchalantly, the orangutan lounges on the bench.

You could experiment by using adverbs in different places in your sentences.


Story starter! - The story has been started, you need to finish it.

Most visitors are a little shocked (to put it mildly) when they arrive at Animal Town. Despite the fact that the name of the town gives a slight indication to passers-by that the inhabitants of the town are ‘not normal’, it’s as if people don’t believe things until the see them with their own eyes!

Once you get used to being in Animal Town – or so they say – seeing an orangutan behind a desk in a sheriff’s office and upholding the law to an impeccably high standard becomes relatively ‘normal’…

Imagine you are a visitor in Animal Town. Try to describe your experience.

Alternatively, you could be one of the residents…


Perfect picture!

Can you draw a picture of what a scene looks like in the supermarket in Animal Town?




Spellings week beginning 20th April 2020
These are recap words- so you will have learnt them before.
Can you make up your own crossword ? Don't forget to write the clues.
Home Learning Maths -week beginning 20th April
It is really important that we use our key skills. It is essential that you can add, subtract, multiply and divide.
Use a set of 0-9 numbers to help generate new values and complete a set of 4 additions, subtractions, multiplications and divisions every day.
Number Digit Cards 0-9 (teacher made)
Begin with adding and subtracting 2 digits to 2 digits then add one more digit each time.
Multiplication - begin by multiplying 2 digit by 1 digits, then 3 digit by 1 digits, then 4 digit by 1 digits
Division - begin by dividing 3 digits by 1 digit, then 4 digits by 1.
addition: carry aboveadd carry below
These images are taken from (It is an American site but has lots of helpful hints shown in small steps to help) 
Home Learning -Spellings
This weeks words- Common theme- silent letters
There is a crossword and word search attached below that might help.
Home Learning - English
Use the picture to inspire your writing
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Sentence challenge!

Can you write use a colon to start a list? Remember to use commas to separate the items in your list!

E.g. To step through a mysterious portal into a new world you need several things: curiosity, bravery, nerves of steel, determination and a way back.


Sick sentences!

These sentences are ‘sick’ and need help to get better. Can you help?

She saw the circles in the forest. As she stepped through the circle she felt scared.


Perfect picture!

Imagine you have stepped through the circles and have been taken to a new place. Draw or describe what you can see.


Question time!

Who do you think made the circles?

How long do you think they have been there?

Do the stones on the ground have any significance?

If you were the girl, would you step through the circles?


Story starter!

She had been tracking the deer. Her parents had taught her how.

One hour before, finding the hoof prints in the soft earth, she had followed the trail of broken twigs and occasional nibbled leaf until she had located it. Creeping slowly and quietly, not making even the slightest sound, she remained undetected.

She had stumbled across the mysterious circles in a clearing in the forest, and watched as the deer approached them. With a slight twitch of its ears, the deer stepped indifferently through the first circle, and vanished. Completely vanished.

The girl let out a gasp, and walked towards the circles to investigate…

Can you continue the story? Does the girl step through the circle?

Home learning Maths
If you have access to the internet White Rose have some fabulous home learning activities that will help you on your journey up to high school.
Don't forget there are lots of activities on Purple Mash and Rockstars ( you were given your logins in your home packs)
I have added some puzzles below to keep you busy
Our English work this half term is focussed on this book. We will be   Image result for henry box brown bookwriting diaries and biographies.
Don't forget, you should be aiming to read, at home, at least one book per week. We have books in our class library that you can lend. Make sure you book it out with the class librarian first. Please complete your weekly reading at home book, so that you can keep a record of your own progress.
Religious Education
This terms topic is Reconciliation.
Our lessons will focus on:
The ripple effect
Mary untangles knots of sin
God's love and forgiveness
The meaning of sin
The sacrament of  reconciliation
Forgiveness takes courage
P.E day is on Tuesday, make sure you have your kit in school
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Congratulations Year 5. You have successfully completed your training and probation period. You are now fully qualified play leaders.
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2020 spring term will have us practicing multiplication and division skills. We will also be working with fractions.
Working together on our geographical knowledge.
Beautiful Christmas cards 
Science investigations will look at reversible and irreversible changes.
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Our trip to the Apple Shop in January. 
We learnt that coding and robotics can be a lot of fun.
Times Tables Rock Stars is making a big impact. Make sure you are practicing your tables at home and become a ROCK STAR HERO!
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Space Fact Finding Mission
There are spelling to learn at home every week. These are taken from the statutory spelling list. 
The focus this half term in maths is to become proficient at all timetables. Children are expected to know all times tables facts up to 12 x 12. Children have practice time in school but your help at home is very much appreciated. 
Children are able to lend books from our class library. They are encouraged to choose books that interest them. They should be looking to read a little every night.
I usually try to included additional homework that will help the children in their classwork. This may be practicing a skill that they need in class or research that will give them a boost in class.
Anglo Saxon Day 
Writing runes with quills and ink ( that we made ourselves!)
Cooking authentic Anglo Saxon food
Illuminating manuscripts
Creating coil pots
Eating an Anglo Saxon banquet 
Smoked Mackerel
Honey and apple oatcakes