Online Learning w/c 20.04.2020

Please find here a reminder on how to stay safe online. Welcome back, we hope you had a restful and enjoyable Easter break! From today, we will be...


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

Welcome back, we hope you had a restful and enjoyable Easter break! From today, we will be issuing daily English and maths videos Monday-Wednesday, followed by other curriculum videos on Thursdays and Fridays.

Our new topic for this half-term is ‘Impossible is Nothing’. The topic is based around sportsmanship and how it presents itself in and out of the arena. We will mainly focus on this topic through our Guided Reading texts and the termly plan may present itself slightly differently to how it appears on our curriculum overview, as we adapt it for online learning.


Earth Day 2020 – Wednesday 22nd April 2020

Please find below the supporting resources to accompany the email you received regarding Earth Day 2020.



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 measuring area and perimeter of 2D shapes.

Monday 20th April 2020 Calculating perimeter

Activity: Using a ruler or tape measure, calculate the perimeter of 4 sets of items around your home. It could be all of the windows, doors, tables, photo frames, books… The choice is yours! Record your results in your home-school learning book.

You can also complete these finding perimeter activities.

Challenge: Choose one set of items and calculate the total perimeter if all of these items were laid out in a row. Does the perimeter change if you change how they are laid out? Makes notes and sketch out the layouts in your home-learning book.

Tuesday 21st April 2020 Calculating area

Activity: Using your perimeter measurements from yesterday, calculate the total area of each set of items you measured. Contact another year 5 class member and discuss your results. Who has the largest surface area of windows, for example? Who has the smallest perimeter of a book?

You can also complete these calculating area activities.

Challenge: In today’s video, Ms Glenister sets a “daylight saving” challenge. Watch the video and complete the challenge…

Wednesday 22nd April 2020 Solving area and perimeter problems

Activity: Complete the questions here.

Challenge: Create a floorplan of your home, noting on the plan the area and perimeter of each room in your home. Which room is the biggest? Which room is the smallest? Can the furniture in one room fit in all of the others? Why? Why not?




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 poetry. You can find here information on rhyme, similes & metaphors, personification, alliteration & assonance and onomatopoeia.

Michael Rosen’s 9 poetry-writing tips for kids

Monday 20th April 2020 Limericks

MUST HAVE 5 rhythmic lines, following the rhythmic pattern AABBA.

Activity: Write two of your own limericks, based around subjects of your choice.

Challenge: Write an extended limerick of 5 or 6 verses, where each Limerick feeds into the big picture story. Complete the Limerick quiz!

Tuesday 21st April 2020 Acrostic poems

MUST HAVE at least one simile and alliteration.

Activity: Write two of your own acrostic poems, based around subjects of your choice.

Challenge: Write an extended acrostic poem, set around a sentence rather than one word.

Wednesday 22nd April 2020 Calligrams (shape poems)

MUST HAVE personification and onomatopoeia.

Activity: Choose one of your poems from the past two days to put into a calligram (shape poem).

Challenge: Create your own calligram (shape poem) about a subject of your choice.




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 Sportsmanship.

Activity 1: Retrieval skills

Activity: Using information from the text, create a poster explaining how to be a good sportsman or woman.

Challenge: Think of examples of how you could show good sportsmanship for each point during a football match or during another game.

Activity 2: Inference skills

Activity: In the text it says “these skills can help you manage many other parts of your life”. What do you think it means by this? Give examples.

Challenge: Think of 3 different examples.

Activity 3: Prediction skills

Activity: Think of a situation where somebody might show sportsmanship during a sports game. Write out the situation twice: first, when the main character shows good sportsmanship; then again where the main character shows bad sportsmanship.

Challenge: Reflect on the two scenarios. How important was it for the main character to show good sportsmanship?



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 ‘cious’.

Activity: Your spelling words are conscious, delicious, suspicious, ferocious, gracious and precious.

Challenge: Use these words in a sentence.



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.



This week in French you will be making progress in identifying and learning the vocabulary for the kitchen. The learning videos will be published on Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th April 2020. Please find below accompanying videos for these activities:

Vocabulaire dans la cuisine Activity 1

Vocabulaire dans la cuisine Activity 2



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



Fancy a new creative challenge? Please find here a link to the song One Moment One People and have a go at learning it at home!

One Moment One People Lyrics and Links

One Moment, One People Home Resources



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



Part of the year 5 curriculum for science involves learning how to work scientifically. Please find below a document which has several investigations you can try at home…

UCPS Science Investigations

Choose one of the activities to investigate thoroughly. Then, gather the resources you need and set the investigation up. Consider what results you will be recording, and how you will record them (results table, tally chart etc.) In your home-school learning book, record:

  1. The question you are investigating
  2. Your prediction: What you think is going to happen, and why.
  3. A diagram of the equipment all set up.
  4. Draw your results table to complete with your findings
  5. Write a sentence to explain what you have find out.
  6. Was your prediction correct? Why? Why not?

In the document there is a template for you to copy to record this information. It’s on the last page of this document if you wish to use it.

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.