English (27.03.2020)

What would your dream weekend be?

Write a descriptive text on how you would spend this weekend. Include expanded noun phrases (adjective + adjective + noun), adjectives and adverbs. Use the “show don’t tell” method to explain emotions to your readers. For example, to show excitement, you could say, “I was smiling from ear to ear!”

Challenge: Include at least 3 of the language devices we learnt about during poetry: metaphor, simile, personification (dancing flowers), onomatopoeia (buzz, crash, bang), alliteration (she sells seashells … ), idiom (raining cats and dogs).

Foundation/Topic – Español (27.03.20)

Use the provided resource to see how to access the “Spanish-Games” website: we will use this to practice our Spanish numbers from 1 to 10 and 11 to 20.

At the start, go to ‘Numbers’, then Lesson 3 (on Numbers 1 – 10) and access the ‘Full Tutorial – All Activities’

Then work your way through the main lesson, play the games and TAKE THE TESTS! Fun!





Maths (27.03.2020)

Happy Friday, Year 5!

Today, we are comparing decimal numbers using <, >, and = signs, to show the relationship. So, which number is > (greater than), < (less than), or are they = (equal)? Remember to start with the ones place value to compare, and if they are the same, move on to the next place value (tenths, hundredths or thousandths) to find when they differ. A place value chart may help to break the numbers down if you are getting stuck.

Sheet: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1QRda6fSxRuuvrDewCbJsVMjmQoN6gOb2/view?usp=sharing
Place Value Chart example:


English (26.03.2020)

Well done to those of you completing the work. Keep the comments coming if you can, it’s great to hear from you (and feel free to respond to each other!).

Today’s activity is a reading comprehension. It is an extract from A Boy Called M.O.U.S.E by Penny Dolan with 9 questions to answer next to it. Some of you responded to some of the answers in the comments last time and it sparked a lovely little discussion.

Take a look at the activity by clicking this link or downloading the text below. If you’re a fan of the book and want to read more, you could buy the book here!

See if you can answer the questions in full sentences. For example, for question 2 your answer could be structured as, “Mouse is having ______ for supper.”

Foundation/Topic (26/03/20)

Good morning everyone! Remember at 9am Joe Wicks will be live on Youtube for his daily workout. If you miss it then you can search for it later in the day – a brilliant way to keep active!

Today we are looking at bullying as part of our home learning.

Read the provided Scenarios Sheet and try to ‘highlight’ the key information… look for the 5Ws (who, when, where, what, why) and consider the main event of each scenario – what did the victim experience? What bullying-type behaviour took place? How did that make both parties feel?

Then answer the questions in the lower box, using one or two sentences. You could also try to see the similarities and differences between the 3 scenarios: is there anything that ties them together?





Maths (26.03.2020)

Good morning, Year 5!

Today, we are returning to rounding decimals, many of us tried this last week in class! You can pick which level of work you’d like to attempt (try the challenge first then work step by step with the hundredths if you need!). Round each decimal number to the nearest TENTH – so we need to LOOK AT the hundredths, and consider whether to CHANGE the tenth. Remember if it is 5 or more, add one more, if less than 4, just ignore. Your final answer should only have a TENTHS, rounding clears out the place values that follow. For example, 0.543 rounds to 0.5, or 0.553 rounds to 0.6.

Challenge (thousandths numbers to tenths): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-nZ5htn_1jgCseZmmrpMyNfLKXERQe2Z/view?usp=sharing

Hundredths numbers to tenths:


Updates to the Blog + Other Resources

Hi Year 5, we hope you are keeping healthy, active and happy during the school closures. We’ve been making a few updates to the blog, so we just want to highlight some useful resources we have added.

Loads of additional activities – whilst we are uploading daily activities, if you are hungry for more, then head over to the At Home Learning Resources page. It includes links to loads of fantastic resources we are coming across. Highlights include free stories from Audible, learning at home support from BBC Teach and fun daily maths challenges.

P.E – Joe Wicks has been uploading daily workouts for children to do at home. We have added a physical health section to the blog where you can find these. https://hfpsy5.wordpress.com/physical-health/

Child-friendly news – We have also added a section to the blog for First News. This is a weekly newspaper for children which was used every week in our reading activities. A digital version is available for download.

Feedback welcome – Finally, it is important to say that we welcome thoughts and suggestions. This is a very new way of doing things and so please let us know how you’re getting on at home and if you have any suggestions for things you’d like to see.

All the best,

Year 5 team.