Home Learning

Home Learning – Week Commencing 6th July 2020

Dear Year 5 and Families,

It was lovely to see some of Year 5 return to school last week! They have really enjoyed being back at school, learning and seeing their muched missed friends after all this time.

We are looking forward to welcoming some more children back to school this week too.


We are very pleased to see all the learning that is being uploaded onto Class Dojo.

We are especially impressed with the following students this week who have completed every single learning task for the week and completed/uploaded tasks from previous weeks as well.

A huge well done to Manny and Amnah! You have received extra Class Dojo points for your amazing effort!

We also want to give a mention to Mustafa, Zahra, Roshaun, Reem, Inayat and Tiarna who were the only other children who have uploaded their learning this week!

A big well done to them too!


We would really like to see more than children uploading their learning each week, it is important to complete your learning tasks and keep your brain active and growing.

Please do ensure you complete and upload your learning to class dojo. If you are having issues with uploading the learning to the class portfolios, please send via the messenger on Class Dojo or alternatively to the class email.


Take care and keep each other safe,

Mrs Leal, Miss Stephen and Ms Rodriguez



This week you are going to create your own poem in response to the learning we have completed on the book Cosmic Disco.

You will write a poem using the inspiration of the themes we have looked at in the various in this unit.

Think about what the poems all have in common?

How could you incorporate that into your own poem?

For example:

  • Colour
  • Personification
  • Seasons
  • Nature

You will write your first draft of your poem this week. Think about the nature you can see around you as a starting point.

How could you describe it?

Will you discuss the colours?

Or use personification to describe what you see?

Remember nature can be anything you can see or hear outside and around you.

If it helps you to go back to the previous weeks and look at the poems for inspiration, then do this. Remember we have used lots of poems in our art work too!



This week you will be looking at using relative clauses for cohesion.

You will be using relative clauses beginning with who, which, where, when, whose, that or with an implied (ie omitted) relative pronoun.

Your task is to answer the questions in the Grammar Resource.



Liam has a DraxPhone, which sounds like an amazing device.

Re read the text Cosmic by Frank Boyle and answer the following questions:

  • Do you think Liam thinks his dad is making the most of it? Why? Why not?

Think about the DraxPhone, and create a full-page advert for all of the incredible features you would like your dream smartphone to have.

Make sure you have all the information from the extract to help you create your advert.

  • What is it?
  • What can it do?
  • Why would you need one?
  • What is so amazing about it?

Ensure your advert is eye catching and has a eye grabbing headline!



This week the words are convert nouns or verbs into adjectives using suffix -al

musical, political, accidental, mathematical, functional, tropical, bridal, central, global, industrial.

If you are unsure if the meanings of these words, look them up and see if you are able to write a sentence, using the word correctly.



This is the same scheme we use for teaching in class. There will be 4 x 30 minutes lessons a week available for you to access and complete. There is a video to help explain the learning.

Please complete one lesson a day.

The work sheets are here:

Lesson 1 – Metric units

Lesson 2 – Imperial units

Lesson 3 – Converting units of time

Lesson 4 – Timetables

The answers are here:

Lesson 1 Answers – Metric units

Lesson 2 Answers – Imperial units

Lesson 3 Answers – Converting units of time L

esson 4 Answers – Timetables



This term we have been learning about ‘Earth and Space’

Over the next two weeks you are going to create a ‘fact file’ of your learning this term. This will be done in the form of a book. Complete your Fact file on A4 paper and not in your exercise book.

You will need to write some information for all the headings below, using the learning you have completed over this term to help you inform and create your fact file.

In your fact file, you will need to include:

  • A front cover, including the title ‘Earth and Space’, including an image and who it is written by.
  • Information and pictures for each page heading.
  • You could also add some extra pages or information that you have found out or researched yourself whilst carrying out your learning each week.

Here are the headings you will need to write about, each heading should be a minimum of one side of A4 paper. There are some helpful hints in breackets to give you a starting point for each heading

1.     Spherical Bodies

(Think about the evidence there is to prove Earth is a spherical body.)

2.     The Planets

(Give details and facts about each planet in the solar system.)

3.     Night and Day

(Explain in detail how night and day occur.)

4.     Movement of the Moon

(How does the moon orbit the earth and explain why it does)


Spilt the tasks over the next two weeks to help you. The fact file that impresses us the most will receive 20 extra Class Dojo points! Make sure you spend time on it over the next two weeks!




We are continuing to look at poems from the book ‘Cosmic Disco’, Written by Grace Nichols.

This week we will take inspration from the poem ‘Hummingbird’, to complete our art work.

Watch David Attenborough clip of Hummingbirds

Reflect on the language chosen to describe the bird.

How can you depict this using art?

Draw your response and upload onto class Dojo



This week your task is to create an animation about why we should protect the Amazon rainforest. This will require you to make a storyboard of images in sequence.

●     Explain where the Amazon is, and its value to the wider world.

●     End your animation by suggesting ways that we could help to protect the Amazon rainforest.

Use what you have learnt so far about the Amazon rainforest. In last week’s task you explained why the Amazon rainforest is important and researched what is being done to protect it.



Explore the RE Resource to identify the 5 special K symbols of the Khalsa.

These are the signs Sikhs use to show their faith. Every man and woman who belongs to the Khalsa must wear these five symbols to show their commitment.

Your task this week is to express some commitments that you have made personally in your faith and relate them to what you are learning about Sikh commitments.



As much as we can love our friends and family, conflicts can sometimes arise. This might be between friends in the playground or siblings at home. Your task this week is to think about why it is helpful to have empathy and put yourself in someone else’s shoes when conflict arises.

Watch this BBC clip to help you explore your thoughts: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zhypyrd



Here is your spanish learning for this week: Hola year 5