Online Learning w/c 18.05.2020

This week you will receive daily English and maths videos Monday-Wednesday, followed by topic videos on Thursday and Friday. Last week we introduced the “Unlock Challenge”, a set...


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

Last week we introduced 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 using and applying the four operations.

Monday 18th May 2020

Column subtraction

Activity: Complete the activity here.

Challenge: NRICH Subtraction Surprise!

Tuesday 19th May 2020

Long Multiplication

Activity: Complete the activity here.

Challenge: NRICH Method in Multiplying Madness?

Wednesday 20th May 2020

Multiplying and dividing by 10,100 and 1000

Activity: Complete the activity here.

Challenge: NRICH Multiplication Mistake




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 writing a speech. For inspiration, find below several examples of famous speeches:

Monday 18th May 2020

Understand the purpose and features of a speech; plan a speech.

Speech ideas

How to write a speech

Activity: Choose a topic to write a speech about and the point you want to make in your speech: are you persuading, arguing, describing or explaining? Plan the introduction (paragraph 1), body (paragraph 2) and conclusion (paragraph 3), making sure to find facts, statistics and quotes to support the point you’re making.

Challenge: Read through your plan. Can you spice up your writing by changing some adjectives or adverbs to synonyms? Find at least 5 words to spice up.

Tuesday 19th May 2020

Write a speech.

Activity: Use your planning to write your speech out. Make sure your speech has all of these features.

Challenge: Include at least one example of each of these grammatical features in your speech: relative clause, passive voice, active voice and adverbial phrase.

Wednesday 20th May 2020

Delivering a speech.

Activity: Speeches are written so that they can be spoken out loud. This is called “giving a speech”. Practise your speech out loud, then give your speech to a member of your household. Make sure you match your tone of voice to the point you’re making (be passionate!) and remember your diction, projection and expression!

Challenge: Learn your speech by heart and deliver it in a memorable performance!



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 ‘ance’.

Activity: Your spelling words are disappearance, appearance, countenance, counterbalance, abundance and insignificance.

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 an extract from J.K. Rowling’s famous speech.

Activity 1: Retrieval skills

Activity: Create a spider diagram showing the different topics J.K. Rowling talks about in her speech.

Challenge: Use quotations from the extract in your spider diagram.

Activity 2: Inference skills

Activity: How does J.K. Rowling feel about failure? Why do you think this? (don’t forget to P.E.E!)

Challenge: Did J.K. Rowling always feel like this about failure? Write a summary explaining what you think and why. Use evidence from the text to support your answer.

Activity 3: Prediction skills

Activity: J.K. Rowling’s speech has inspired lots of people to make a difference in the world. How has it inspired you? What would you do, to make a difference? And how would you achieve this?

Challenge: Write an action plan for your plans to change the world!



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 recipe to accompany Thursday’s video:

Recipe for Italian focaccia

You can find below a list of websites that have a range of speaking, listening, reading and writing activities to support the learning of French:



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


Mental Health Awareness Week

This week it is Mental Health Awareness Week. In addition to the resources and activities below, you can find more information at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families.

Please find below a list of suggested activities that you could complete each day.

Monday: Understanding our feelings, talking about Mental Health and the importance of talking about feelings (video link).

Monday Activity Sheet

Tuesday: Talking about feelings.

Tuesday Activity Sheet

Wednesday: Being compassionate listeners.

Wednesday Activity Sheet

Thursday: Making a kindness jar

Thursday Activity Sheet



AvantiSchools are providing free daily well being opportunities. “Stay home and be well.” You can register and find the videos here.

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:


PE and Games

Please find below a challenge for each day of the week, in aid of the Cambridge and Peterborough Virtual School Games 2020.

Cricket Week Challenges



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



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.


Sustrans Outside In

Walking, cycling and scooting are great ways to contribute to keeping us active and healthy in body and mind. During this time where we are mostly required to stay at home, these activities become harder to do so. Sustrans Outside In therefore aims to provide ideas and inspiration to bring health and wellbeing activities into the home.