Online Learning w/c 11.05.2020

This week you will receive daily English and maths videos Monday-Wednesday, followed by topic videos on Thursday and Friday. This week we are also introducing the “Unlock Challenge”,...


This week you will receive daily English and maths videos Monday-Wednesday, followed by topic videos on Thursday and Friday.

This week we are also introducing the “Unlock Challenge”, a set of challenges tailored to each yeargroup that focuses on achievable curriculum skills to focus on before we return to school. Please note that the Unlock Challenge is NOT IN ADDITION TO the videos. It is intended as an alternative for those who wish to not follow the video curriculum. 

Unlock Challenge Year 5

Please find here a reminder on how to stay safe online.



Please find below resources and websites that can be used to consolidate the home learning pupils are currently doing:

This week you will be making progress in

Monday 11th May 2020

Calculate and interpret the median and mode.

Activity: Complete these practice questions for median and mode.

Challenge: Complete this riddle.

Tuesday 12th May 2020

Calculate and interpret the mean as an average.

Activity: Complete the practice questions for mean. Then complete the practice questions for mean, median and mode.

Challenge: Solve this problem about mean.

Wednesday 13th May 2020

Calculate the mean, median and mode of a set of data.

Activity: Complete the activity here.

Challenge: Include the mean, median, mode and range in your data presentation. Then, watch the video again and select two other areas of data to present with that you have done already. You can also find NRICH activities here on averages.




If you’re unsure what to write about, find ideas and stimuli here to prompt your writing. You can also find videos to watch and writing ideas at the Literacy Shed.

This week you will be creating a comic strip based around sportsmanship.

Monday 11th May 2020

Write a short story (about sportsmanship). You can find some ideas here.

Activity: Write a short story about sportsmanship. Remember to start with describing the setting and character, then build up to a problem which is resolved before the story ends.

Challenge: Include direct speech in your story, using speech marks ” “.

Tuesday 12th May 2020

Plan a comic strip.

Activity: Section your story up. You could partition it into beginning, middle, end; or introduction, build up, problem, resolution and ending; or your story may fit into another set of sections. Plan which part of the story goes where on the comic strip, and sketch out some drawings to go with it. Remember to use speech bubbles if your drawn characters use speech in that section!

Challenge: Look at a range of comics here. How can you include good features of these in your own comic strip?

Wednesday 13th May 2020

Create a comic strip.

Activity: Using your draft and plans from yesterday, create your comic strip. Remember to include accurate punctuation in your sentences, and colour those pictures!

Challenge: Write an epilogue to your story (an extra bit that happens afterwards).



Handwriting & Spelling

If you would like to practice more spellings, Spelling Frame has home learning opportunities for you to work on. Pen Pals, the scheme of handwriting UCPS follows, is currently also offering resources for free.

Year 5 and Year 6 Statutory Spelling List

Our spelling focus this week is ‘ent’.

Activity: Your spelling words are imminent, monument, resident, frequent, coherent and movement.

Challenge: Use these words in a sentence.



This is the perfect moment to explore lots of different books and read for pleasure. Please find below some links where you can listen to authors reading a large selection of books.

  • Audible (currently free)
  • First News is offering free weekly issues during this time frame.
  • Get Epic is an online library with 40,000 children’s titles available to read.
  • Oliver Jeffers’s will read one of his books every day. Readings will take place at 6pm UK time and are broadcast via Instagram Stories. All broadcasts have been recorded and will also be added to Jeffers’ website
  • Poets are reading out their poems here, with online prompts offering comprehension questions.
  • Storyline Online

Our Guided Reading text this week is about Helen Keller.

Activity 1: Retrieval skills

Activity: Create a timeline of Helen Keller’s life.

Challenge: Make your timeline unusual in presentation.

Activity 2: Summarising skills

Activity: Identify the key information in each paragraph and summarise each paragraph into one or two sentences.

Challenge: Add time conjunctions to your writing.

Activity 3: Inference skills

Activity: On line 10, the author explains how Anne Sullivan’s eyesight was restored. How do you think Anne felt when her eyesight was restored? Why?

Challenge: Write a series of fictitious diary entries for Anne Sullivan as she went through the “series of operations to restore her eyesight.”

Activity 4: Prediction skills

Activity: On line 26, we learn that Helen adopted an Akita (a type of dog) and was the first person to bring an Akita to America. How do you think people reacted to this new breed of dog? Why?


Helen Keller – Akita Club of America

Challenge: Write a recount (diary, letter or newspaper report) based around the time Hellen brought the Akita to America. Don’t forget that Helen was deaf and blind!




Mark Kistler is hosting a live drawing session every weekday at 5pm.

Rob Biddulph is also hosting a Draw-A-Long every Tuesday and Thursday.

Ideas for being creative outdoors can be found here.



If you would like to practice your touch typing you can visit Typing Club or Nitro Typing. Both are free to sign up for.

Educode Academy also offer 30 minutes of free coding time each day.



Please find below the resource sheets to accompany Friday’s video:

French kitchen vocabulary

Healthy eating sorting sheet bonne sante’ ou mauvais sante’

Recette, recipe writing template

You can find a range of speaking, listening, reading and writing activities for French on BBC Bitesize.



Active History is offering one month free access to their simulations, games and quizzes. They cover a broad range of historical eras.



Outdoor mindfulness activities

Free 30-day mindfulness challenge for families



Singing is a great way to lift your spirits and connect with those around you. You can find songs with music and lyrics to sing on the SingUp website.


National Celebrations Challenges

As a community, our country celebrates a range of diverse and interesting themes. Each week, you can find here challenges and brain teasers related to some of these celebrations. This week:



If you would like to challenge your brain with some fun thinking visit this website for weekly challenges, riddles and games.



Please find below the sheet to accompany Thursday’s video:

Liquorice Allsorts

You can find daily science activities and challenges at the Children’s University and Club SciKidz. Science Spot also offers ideas of science you can do at home, as well as Mystery Science, which is free for now.