Week beginning: 1 june 2020

Welcome back everyone! We hope that you were able to get out and about over half-term. It feels great to be able to travel a little bit more and aren’t we lucky that we live in such a beautiful part of the country! Has anyone else seen the foals and baby donkeys? They are sooooo cute!

So, here we are in the final half-term of the year. In Literacy this week, we are starting a three week unit of lessons based on Wallace and Gromit’s Cracking Contraptions! Get your imaginations fired up as you will be building up to inventing your own creation! There will be a lot of exciting topic and science coming your way for our new focus: Health Matters. We will be learning about the heart, blood, digestive system and how to keep healthy. Lots of Operation Ouch ideas will come your way!

The format is the same: there are three maths and literacy lessons for you each week which we would love you to have a go at. Then there are four other lessons for you to select from- do the ones that interest you. There is a new extended project following the amazing Geography projects you sent us last half term.

So, get stuck in, try to stay positive and stay in touch with your class and teachers. Good luck Year 5!

Day 1: Today you have two tasks:

1. Write your new spelling (Variety of words) into your handwriting

books and/or your spelling journal. Learn then, ready to be tested by

someone at home on Friday

2. Use your imagination and own ideas to create answers based on a picture.


Day 2: Today we start a new unit based on Wallace and Gromit’s Cracking Contraptions. First stop is their incredible shopping aid: Shopper 13. Enjoy watching a short clip and then comparing it to a description of the machine. Watch the clip carefully as there will be a short warm-up quiz based on what you see!

Day 3: In today’s task, you will look at another of Wallace and Gromit’s inventions: mechanical trousers. You will compare instructions for how to operate them with an explanation text for how they work. Again, there is a short clip for you to help you visualise these remarkable trousers!



It is a new term so let’s start it off with a bang! This week we are looking at equivalent fractions. I know that we did this in school and you all got really good at it, so this should be a walk in the park.

A lot of the questions will be focussing on the “WHY?”

Why are they equivalent? 


Why are they not?


When answering these problems, try to use diagrams and explain your answer in as much detail as you can. Good luck!


For the next two weeks, you are going to be reading the first two chapters of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. These are longer texts than normal, but if we had been at school, we were going to be working on focussing on a text for a longer period of time. If you would like to follow the text as it is read aloud, there is a link for both weeks to the audio reading of the book in the Tasks file.

Click the picture above to read the text

other tasks to do

Here are some other tasks for you to do as and when you get the chance.


Science: This week sees the launch of our new topic about healthy living. This week, Miss Hampton has prepared a lesson for you about the different food groups. There is a focus on how much sugar we have in our diets and, for those of you who like graphs, the chance for you to represent this on a bar chart.

Music: This week, Mrs Beton wants you to have a look at the structure of a piece of music. There is a song to have a sing along to, linked to our topic on healthy eating and living.

DT: Your task is to research salads including What you already know about salads? What is included in a salad? What makes a salad? Which salad items do you like? Where would you buy salad from? Think about salads you make at home and pre-packed salads you can buy in a shop. Which protein and carbohydrates can be added to salads e.g. rice/pasta, chicken/prawns.

Present your findings however you would like. You could produce a poster, spider diagram, leaflet or PowerPoint and use pictures, words or drawings. Remember if you would like to share your work with your class teachers, we would love to see it!

French: Ah bonjour bonjour!  Do you remember how to say the names of different fruit in French? This week’s activity will remind you and ties in nicely with our work on balanced diets.

Music Class
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So, last term we set you the challenge of sharing with us your Seven Wonders of the World! There were some absolutely stunning powerpoints, booklets and posters produced. Well done.

Our next project, designed to last over several weeks, is linked to our project on healthy living! You will need to do some research before you start this and you may wish to do a few of the science lessons first so that you have more knowledge – it is up to you.

We would like you to design and create a 5 day healthy living programme for you and your family. There are more details of this on the sheet in the resources. How you present this is totally up to you. You were really creative last time, so we are looking forward to seeing what you come up with. Maybe you could film a little exercise clip and become the new Joe Wickes of Orchard!

Click the Healthy Lifestyle heart above for full details.

Whatever you do, we look forward to seeing what you come up with!

Good luck Year 5.

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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!


Recorded in their Reading Journals 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.