Week 8: 1st March 2021

Spring is coming! The daffodils are coming up and the evenings are lighter! I don’t know about you, but the Year 5 team are feeling hopeful that life might be returning to something near ‘normal’ ! We certainly could do with some normality and we cannot wait to see you all again.


We absolutely loved your adverts from Literacy last week!  You lot are very talented at the art of persuasion. However, you have still not persuaded Mrs Fenton to eat Brussel sprouts – she believes they should be against the law! This week, you will be looking at how TV adverts attempt to lure us into buying certain products or donate to various causes. You will look at a script for an advert and then have a go at writing your own, using all of the persuasive devices you have up your sleeves!


In Maths, you will be continuing to work on your multiplication skills, applying the method you worked on last week to worded problems and puzzles. Remember, how you set your work out and line up your place value columns is extremely important. Also, take the time to carefully read the question, highlighting key words so that you are clear exactly what you are being asked to do.


You will notice that instead of four additional subjects this week, there are only two. This is because the DT task we are asking you to do is going to take longer. The other task is related to World Book Day. There are a number of activities available for you to select from via the links on the website.  We would like you to have a go at two of them. Please send us a photo of the piece of work you are most proud of.


As always, let us know if you need some help or a further explanation. We look forward to seeing you all in our class meet-ups on Tuesday morning.

If you would like the task sheets in WORD format, please email Mrs. Dew: and she will then send you an attachment with them in.

This week, we have attached the weekly overview sheet that accompanies the Home learning print out packs.

Day 1:

Today, you are going to look at some TV adverts and identify the persuasive features used to tempt you to buy something. The links are on the sheet; if you have a home pack, it will be much easier to go onto the Year 5 home-learning page and click on the links there. For each advert, identify the features and then, for your second task, explain which of the adverts you think did the best job at persuading the audience.


Day 2:

In this lesson, you are going to have a look at the script for a TV advert, trying to sell a toy called ‘Monster Truck’. Using the list of persuasive devices, identify which ones have been used effectively in this script. If you are feeling dramatic, have a go at reading it aloud! If you want, record yourself and send us your version of the advert.


For this piece, we are coming back to the photos we looked at last week of children travelling to school. Do you remember the sentences you wrote, showing that you could use ISPACE and parenthesis? Today, you are going to use those sentences to write about one of the photos. The style you select is up to you: a diary, a newspaper report,  a story…..the list goes on. This is a marked piece of work, so please send it to us. Remember, we are going to be looking for ISPACE openers and parenthesis, so make sure you have evidence of these in your writing.


This week’s spellings are either words adding prefixes/suffixes, days of the week or -er endings. You will find them on Purple Mash. Please remember to complete the purple mash task as well as these written tasks.

Guided Reading:

A completely different non-fiction text for you to read this week. This text is an interview with a Doctor who specialises in looking at the heart. Would you like to do this job in the future? Read the interviewer’s questions and the responses that the Doctor gives. Again, you will need to use a range of reading skills to be able to answer these questions. Please always remember that your work should be recorded in your neatest handwriting.


Please make sure that you go onto Times Table Rockstar this week. When you return to school, we will be resuming our weekly Times Tables  tests and so it is vital that you keep practising.


There are 5 tasks today, designed to get you to practise your method for TU X TU multiplication. Some are word problems, so make sure you reads them very carefully as there any be more than one part.  Please send in your work to be marked.

Day 2:

Today, there are a selection of reasoning tasks for you to work through. These tasks will require a ‘trial and error’ approach. (Please do not use division to attempt to solve these. We need to see you practicing your multiplication and how you have used reasoning to narrow down your number choices, in order to get the answer

Day 3:

Today, you will be applying your multiplication method to solve some test style questions. Again, please make sure that you read the question carefully so that you are sure what you are trying to do.

It’s World Book Day WEEK…

This year we wanted to bring the whole school together to celebrate World Book Day! All this week we will be completing the same activities all based around the amazingly funny book series

This week, you will still have literacy and maths tasks to complete from your own year group but then all the extra activities this week, will be based around this new book, "Little Badman and  the radioactive Samosa." We hope you enjoy these fun activities and we can’t wait to see what you come up with.

  • Your book day voucher will be available for you to collect outside the school office with the year group work packs from Monday 1st March.

  • If you would rather wait to collect your voucher once you are all back to school that is fine.

  • Click the image of the voucher for the link to the voucher so if you have access to a printer you can print the voucher yourself.

  • The vouchers are valid until 28th March, however participating shops will honour the tokens beyond this date while stocks last.

  • The world book day books are available at all large supermarkets so have a look online and choose which book you would like.

  • Tell an adult and next time they go to the shop, hopefully, they could pick up your book! Maybe you will like to buy ‘The Little Badman Radioactive Samosa’ book and see what happens in the end!

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Book 1

Book 2

Book 3

New Book you can buy with your £1 voucher


Overview of tasks – World Book Week – All Year group

Session 1:

  • Watch the video by the two authors of ‘The Little Badman’ books. 

  • Watch Mrs Clothier’s video introducing the tasks for this week.

  • Brainstorm of foods and super powers.

Session 2:

  • Decide upon the food and super power you are going to create for your story.

  • Draw the food, giving it life like features and annotate with the super powers it will give you. What will you do with the super powers to help people?

  • Click the links below to look at Art Hub or Draw with Rob videos to help bring your food to life (when on both sites, scroll down to see the help videos.)

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Session 3:

  • Decide upon a short story plot. Where will you find your food? What happens when you first eat it? When do you discover you have the super power? Answer the questions on the sheet provided.

  • Look at my example to help give you some ideas for what you could include.

Session 4:

  • Decision time…

  • You can now decide on how you will present your ideas, will you:

  • Create a cartoon comic strip showing where and when you eat your food

  • Draw the front cover for your story taking inspiration from the original front covers.

  • Write the blurb that would be on the back of the book if you were to create this book.

  • You may decide to do all of these activities, which would be great.


  • If you are happy to share your final piece, please send it to   We will be creating a display in the library of all your fantastic work!


P.E at home – Week 8

Let’s get active! Round 2


Make sure you have a safe space to exercise and a drink of water nearby


This week you are challenged to complete the workout video:

Can you complete it once every day?


Can you beat the number of workouts you did last week?

Bronze – 1 Day 
Silver – 2 Days
Gold – 3 Days
Platinum – 5 Days

Keep in touch:

Mr Ramsey would love to hear how you got on with this PE challenge. 

Keep him posted with your results so he can see your progress so email him through PURPLEMASH.

Food fact of the week: Bananas are berries... and strawberries aren't!

Bananas are actually classified as berries, while strawberries are members of the rose family.

Here are some seriously cool facts about bananas!

  • Bananas can float in water

  • Bananas can help improve your mood and lower blood pressure

  • Rubbing the inside of a banana peel on a mosquito bite can help keep it from itching

  • Humans share about 50% of their DNA with bananas!

So... How did you do?

What level did you score?

Want to stay in contact?


To find your class blog, go to the Purple Mash home page and find the ‘Tools’ box. Find the Communicate box and click on 2blog. Here you will find your class blog from which you will be able to contact your teacher and members of your class. Make sure your messages are kind and helpful. You can also email each other or the teachers through Purple Mash.


You can email things you've done to your class teacher at "classname" Someone will try to look at the emails each week day and get back to you. 

As always, we would like you to practice your times tables and spellings.

Parents please test your children in the way we do at school - they will tell you how!



Reading at least three times a week.

The Alphabet Watercolor


Check here for this week's spelling list.

Image by Chris Liverani


Children must practice weekly their times tables to get their next award.

Other subjects


There is quite a lot of DT to complete this week, which is why there are fewer subjects in this section. We would like you to work your way through the DT booklet that you may have started last week. Ideally, we would like you to complete the booklet this week. We will not be continuing with this project when you return to school. Just do as much as you are able to do. If you get to the stage of making your own salad, we would love you to send us a photo of your creation! We realise that you may be limited by the ingredients you are able to access from home; please do not worry about this. We totally understand how tricky things are at the moment. Just do what you can do!


Extended Task:

We have missed you all so much and would really like you to produce a piece of work that tells us all about you. Tell us about your hobbies; your favourite foods; the best books you have read; a special talent; something new that you have learnt to do during lockdown; what you want to be when you grow up. The list of what you could include is endless!

You can decide how you are going to present this – it could be a PowerPoint, an auto-biography, a poster, a leaflet, a quiz….and so on! Include photos, facts, descriptions - the choice is yours! We are genuinely looking forward to seeing what you come up with and would like to be able to display these in the classroom when you come back to school.