Week 7: 22nd February 2021

Welcome back to our second half-term of home learning. We hope that you have managed to enjoy the half- term break, even though where you could travel was rather limited!

We now begin a new science-focussed topic called ‘Health Matters’. For the next six weeks, we will be looking at the importance of a balanced diet, the benefits of the different food groups and the importance of regular exercise. We will be exploring some exciting areas of biology: the heart, circulation, the digestive system and the lungs. Get ready for some wonderful (and slightly gross) facts.

All of this learning will link into both your Literacy and DT work. We will be looking at the art of persuasion and how it is used to tempt us to buy products from magazine and TV adverts. Using these skills, you will work on advertising a healthy salad, convincing your readers/viewers that your salad cannot be missed. In DT, you will be looking at how salads are made; their nutritional content; and their packaging and advertising methods.

In Maths, we will be working on: addition, subtraction and multiplication. We are hoping that this will make you feel confident about your calculating skills and also your ability to apply what you know to worded problems.

If you are particularly proud of a piece of work, do share it on your class blog. It is a great encouragement to us when you do this and also helps those children who might be struggling a little. Keep up with TTRS and your Purple Mash spellings too.  As always, please get in contact with us if you need additional support. The normal pattern of three pieces of work to be handed in will continue this week. Good luck and do your best!


You will notice that we have added approximate timings for each task. Please note that this does not include time to watch videos. This is just a guide that is flexible to your circumstances.

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, your task is to identify the methods you use to persuade someone to do something. The slides and support video will guide you through how to do this. Your task is to then look at six adverts and to identify which methods of persuasion are being used in each one.



Carrying on from yesterday, you will now have a go at showing us just how good you are at advertising a product. But, we didn’t want to make it too easy for you! Have a look at the task sheets and support video to see what you have to sell….good luck! Please hand in your advert! Have fun! We would like to see as many persuasive skills as possible!

Over the next three weeks, we will be thinking about the devices used in persuasive writing, leading up to you writing a persuasive advert to sell salad. It’s going to be great fun!

Day 3:

Stepping away from persuasion today, we would like to do some work on sentence structure. Watch a few clips about how children get to school in challenging environments across the world. It is certainly not as easy as the journeys we all take. Using these clips and photos as a stimulus, you are going to be working on some high level sentence construction. You will then use these ideas in a piece of writing next week.


This week’s spellings are words that are root words to add –ing or –ed, the ea letter pattern or the ur letter pattern. You will find them on Purple Mash. Please remember to complete the purple mash task as well as these written tasks.

Guided Reading:

This week’s guided reading very much matches what we are doing in science. You will read a non-fiction text about the different food groups. All of these are needed in your diet in order to keep you fit and healthy. Some we need more than others, but a little of everything is a good way to think! There are a mix of retrieval, inference, word meaning and summarise questions.  The final task will encourage you to think about your own diet and whether or not it is balanced and healthy.


In Maths this week we are revising addition and subtraction methods and moving our multiplication calculations on.


Day 1:

Watch the video to remind you of the methods we use and how to approach word problems.

First today, there are some addition and subtraction calculations to consolidate your methods. When you have warmed up and improved your accuracy, there are some word problems. Some have one part to them, some have two or three calculations in order to solve them. Read the question carefully, watch the video for tips on how to visualise what is happening.

Day 2 and 3:


Today after a quick reminder of our work before ½ term, when we were multiplying by a single-digit, we are now moving on to multiply TO x TO. For Day 2 and 3, there are some fluency questions and each day there is a ‘trial and error’ challenge at the end. Remember, look at your answer and see if it is similar to any of the calculations you have already done. This will give you a clue about where to start!


The challenge this week is to find two target numbers using trial and error. Remember, we use these types of questions to generate opportunities to practise your method, so we do not want to see you have used a calculator or that someone has shown you a division to get to the numbers quicker! Persevere!


Please do this on squared or lined paper and USE A RULER!! Use the answers to mark your work in a different colour pen, and if you make a mistake, draw a circle around the mistake so we know that you have looked carefully to work out what went wrong! Then carry out another calculation to get the correct answers.



other Subjects to do


What do we mean by having a balanced diet? What are the main food groups we should all try to eat? Hopefully, by the end of this lesson, you will be able to answer those questions. This lesson will involve you sorting foods into their correct groups, and using this information, designing a healthy packed-lunch box for a junior school child. We would like you to send us a photo of your completed packed lunch box so that we can mark it. If it is for a vegetarian child, you will need to think about your balance of protein.


This week, you will be listening to some jazz music, so get your jazzy hands ready! The focus will be on timbre. Watch Mrs Beton’s video before you do the task.


In D.T we are making a healthy salad. There is research, planning, making and an evaluation for this task. We have attached the full booklet for you to complete over the next few weeks at your own pace. We will be making our salads in school on the 1 March. We look forward to seeing photos of you in the kitchen! Watch the YouTube clips for Health and Safety tips.


This week we will going to a galaxy far, far away. Click on the image that will link and follow the instructions on how to programme the Droid. How many levels can you reach? Can you beat Mr Tappenden? He reached level 11! When you have completed that, you can have a go on dance mat to keep up with your typing skills. Don't forget to go onto TTrockstars as we need our year 5 in tiptop condition to beat the other year groups. Also on this power point is the link to our online library and how to access it.


P.E at home – Week 7

Let’s get active! 

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? 

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: Honey

Honey is regurgitated by bees
Honey is basically bee vomit. Some bees are "forager" bees, which collect nectar from flowering plants. The foragers drink the nectar and keep it in their "honey stomach." When the forager bee takes the nectar back to the hive, it regurgitates the nectar into the honey stomach of the "processor" bee near the entrance to the hive, which regurgitates it on the hive and allows it to ripen.

So... How did you do?

What level did you score?


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.

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.