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Week commencing 30/3

Here are some activities for the second week of home schooling. We are aware that this is a new experience for everyone, and that completing activities with children in different year groups isn't always easy. We are trying to include some resources which are more open ended so that children can work independently as well as providing more detailed daily lessons.  We understand that people work at different rates and some will want to spend more time on certain tasks, so please don't worry if your child doesn't complete every activity.


Reading – we have attached a three-section reading comprehension. Please complete one section each day on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Spend some time marking and correcting your answers later on in the week. There are some reading activities in the Hamilton Trust link below too.

We would also like you to complete and sign five entries in your reading diary.

Additionally, David Walliams is now releasing free audio books on his website, with a new story released at 11am daily! There are also a lot of resource activities available to download for any of his books you have read!

For writing, visit

On Monday, use the ‘question time’ and 'story starter' to help you think of some ideas and plan your story. On Tuesday and Wednesday, write your story about the picture. On Thursday, edit and improve your writing and on Friday, write out a neat copy.

If you finish this and have some extra time, here is some optional extension work for English:

Download the Year 5 English pack for week 1. Complete the lessons for day 4 and day 5 on ‘Skimbleshanks'. This is optional - please don't worry if you don't have time to do this.

Spelling – Spelling- In class, we have enjoyed using spelling frame to practice the different spelling rules. All children have had a log in and can access this at home. Over the period we are off, I would recommend that every child starts off with the Year 1 words and completes 3-5 spelling rules a day using the games, and only redoing if they get less than 100%. This is an excellent opportunity for the children to improve their spellings while they are off! The homework spelling rules that are set as tests each week will continue in the weeks scheduled in the letter that was previously sent home.

Maths – continue to use a copy of the times table challenge sheet to practise your recall of multiplication facts. We have also attached some fractions cards (mild, medium and spicy) for you to do if you have any extra time.

For your daily maths lesson, visit and download the maths Year 5 week 1 pack. This will give you a chance to revise the work we did earlier on this year. Please read the learning reminder for each of the five lessons before you attempt the practice sheet. If you are stuck, have a go at the ‘A Bit Stuck?’ sheet. Finally, do the ‘Check your understanding’ section.

The White Rose Hub are releasing free resources daily- these would be following on in the sequence we would be learning in class, currently decimals:

Where possible, Mr Bailey will be making videos on subject we have previously covered, talking about the links between areas and misconceptions. Links to any videos will be posted below here! 

Lesson 1- place value

Lesson 2- order and compare

Lesson 3- Rounding-

Lesson 4- addition facts

Lesson 5- column addition

Lesson 6 (not 7 as in description)- subtraction facts

Lesson 7- Column subtraction-

Lesson 8- times tables-

PE – the body coach will continue to deliver live lessons at 9 am.

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The WWF has a number of interesting activities at