Year 5 Week 1 23/3/20

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Friday 27th March – Day 5

Let’s start off by showing you your answers from yesterday’s learning.


Task 1: Practice your 9 times tables on Mathletics. Then time yourself: how quickly can you write out the 9 x tables?

  • Can you write them backwards?
  • 10x bigger?
  • 10x smaller?
  • 100x bigger?
  • 100x smaller?

Task 2: Complete sheet on decimals as fractions. You can do this by using pencil and paper or using the annotation tools on Showbie.


Continue to write the story of the Viking girl Emma, from the extract you read yesterday. Can you use the ‘show and not tell’ technique in your learning? Remember this means that you create a picture that your reader could see in their mind’s eye! Don’t say “He was tall” that’s telling. You could say, “He ducked so that he could enter into the room.”

Check out the other examples below. Tell: “She was my best friend. I could tell her almost anything.” Show: “I met her at the town square, running in for our usual hug that carried on for far too long as we gushed about our lives with smiles lighting our faces.”

Why the showing example is better: In the first example of ‘telling’, it doesn’t do a great job of really showing the impact they have on each other as friends. In the second example it’s much clearer how special the friendship is and the impact the friends have on each other.

Here is another example. Tell: “I heard footsteps creeping behind me and it made the whole situation scarier.” Show: “Crunching hit my ears from behind, accelerating the already rampant pounding of my heart.”

Why this showing example is better: In your writing, you want the reader to feel what you did: the surprise and the sense of urgency, the fear. Describing the crunching that hit your ears even through the pounding of your heart not only creates a powerful visual, but it also tells the reader the state your body was in during that intense moment.

You must also include some dialogue in your story.

If you have access to pen/pencil and paper then we recommend you write your story down with this as it will help keep your handwriting neat. If not, you could use word/pages on your electronic device or we have included some blank paper for you to use the annotation tools on Showbie if you need to.

creative curriculum

Science focus: Mechanical hunt around the house.

Did you know that there are mechanical objects all around us? Even at home.

These are objects that might use a gears, levers, pulleys or some kind of push or pull. These mechanical objects are hiding in your home right now so go and find them!

You need to:

  • Write down the object.
  • Describe what it does.
  • Explain why you think that is a mechanical object. (You could also draw or take a picture of the object!)

For example: A bicycle It helps you to travel greater distances quicker than on foot. you push the pedal and because of the gears and chain, the pedal makes the wheel turn. 2 objects = good, 3 objects = great, 5 objects = fantastic!

Now have fun watching this music video by OK GO. They make a machine called a Rube Goldberg Machine. Can you spot any mechanisms like pulleys and levers?

If you want to, why not try making your own (not as extravagant) version.

Here’s a link to give you some inspiration.

Thursday 26th March – Day 4


Please read the following exciting extract about Vikings! As you read the text, highlight any words that you don’t know. Remember you have learnt some important strategies for working out the meaning of unknown words.

  • You can ‘read around the word’ which means looking carefully at the sentence or paragraph the word is in and then work out the meaning.
  • You can use your knowledge of synonyms too. Can you think of a word that has a similar meaning? Would the word make sense in the sentence?
  • You can use your knowledge of root words , prefixes and suffixes to work out the meaning.

Read the text again. Do you have any questions about the text? What do you notice? Use the sentence stems e.g. I think… I notice …. I wonder …. and share your thoughts with an adult at home.

Now you are ready to answer the questions. You can write the answers in an exercise book or use the pen/annotation tools on Showbie to write on the sheet.

We are also giving you the answers to the Reading and SPAG questions from days 1-3. so that you can see what you did well. If you notice you went wrong, don’t worry: think about your error and what you can learn from it. It’s good to learn from mistakes.


Times tables challenge – How many multiplication and division facts can you write in 1 minute for the 9x table?

Can you beat your score if you do it again?

Complete the maths sheet on decimals below.

There are a few ways you can show your teacher your learning.

  1. You can write your answers in a book and take a photograph to upload to showbie.
  2. You can can use the pen/annotation tools on Showbie to write on the sheet.

You will get the answer sheet to check your learning tomorrow.


History focus: Create a chart comparing Alfred the Great and his grandson Æthelstan using the links below. Add as much detail as you can to the chart below. Also include any pictures to help illustrate your answers.

You can answer the questions using the annotation tools in Showbie on the sheet or feel free to create your own fact sheet using the questions as a guide to help you. As usual ask your parents’ permission before going online then follow the safety rules when using the internet.

Days 1-3


Task 1: Read any of the books that you have from school and write a book review. Remember to include:

  • the title of the book
  • author
  • a brief description of what the book is about
  • your favourite part and why

Task 2: Answer the following comprehension questions about your text

  1. Why did you decide to read this text?
  2. Compare this text to another book that you have read. What is the same and what’s different?
  3. Who are the characters? How do their feelings change over time? What evidence can you find in the text to back up your ideas
  4. What is the general mood of the book? Is it cheerful, gloomy, humorous? Explain clearly why you think so.
  5. What would you change about the book?

Task 3: Please complete the following reading comprehension activity.

Task 4: Please complete the following grammar, punctuation and spelling activity.


Please log on to to practise the maths learning that has been assigned to you

You should also spend some time practising your 6 and 9 times table and the related division facts.

You can practise your times tables using the games on the website below.

You can also complete the following maths papers:


Please complete the following worksheet, where you will be designing an Anglo-Saxon brooch.