Thursday 7th and Friday 8th January

Hello to all of you lovely Year 5 children working at home! This is not what we wanted to happen, but we want to keep you all safe. In our first week of home learning, we are just providing a few tasks to get your soggy brains working again. Your parents can come to school and collect some exercise books for you to work in if they would like to.

If you have any questions, please contact us via Purple Mash or the class email.

So far this year, we have done a lot of work on showing emotions through ‘Show me, don’t tell me’ as a writing technique. For example, rather than, ‘I was so scared!’, use SMDTM to say, ‘ My heart skipped a beat and eyes brimmed with fearful tears as I realised I was completely lost.’

We have also worked hard on using adverbial openers (ISPACE) to make the start of our sentences more interesting. Remember, you must always add a comma between the opener and the main clause. For example,  ‘ As I walked towards the tress, several pairs of eyes peered out at me from the gorse bushes.'


Using these skills, we would like you to write a few paragraphs describing what it would be like to be out in the forest on your own. It is dark; it is raining; you are lost and alone. Try to build tension in your writing! We want to feel your fear!  Start with a brainstorm of all of the senses you might feel and then, weave these into really well constructed sentences.

We cannot wait to read what you come up with! Email your work, if possible, to the class email address.


Friday Literacy Instructions
Friday's Literacy Intro


Your spellings this week are on Purple Mash. We would like you to complete the Purple Mash task and the three short tasks on the worksheet provided.


This investigation is a trial and error challenge.

It is OK not to get it right the first few times. Keep going!


Watch the POWERPOINT for all the instructions.

You can draw circles, use playdough or real cups and saucers! (ASK FIRST!)


Aunt Jane had been to a jumble sale and bought a whole lot of cups and saucers. There are four sets: a set of white, a set of red, a set of blue and a set of green.

In each set there are four cups and four saucers. So there are 16 cups and 16 saucers altogether.


First you need to work out all the combinations and then try and follow the rules for placing them on a 4 x 4 grid.

You can record your solution on the grids provided or take a photo of your work. Good luck!

Don't forget to keep practicing your times tables on TTRockstars - click the image for thr link.

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other tasks to do

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


Instead of going to Greece this term, we are going to take a trip to North America!

Have a go at answering the questions on the task sheet to find out a little more about our chosen destination.

You can use the internet or books to help you answer the questions.

Good luck!




P.E at home – Week 1 – Fitness Circuits

Watch the short videos and complete the activities on the activity cards - maybe get your family involved!


How many rounds of each activity can you complete?


Geography task


Honesty Card

Activity 1

Healthy Hearts (7-11 Years

Bronze Level – 3 rounds

Silver Level – 4 Rounds

Gold Level – 5 Rounds

Illustrated Medical Heart

Healthy Hearts video

Caring Child

Healthy Hearts tasks

Crossfit Class

Activity 2

Super Strength (7-17 Years)

Bronze Level – 3 rounds

Silver Level – 4 Rounds

Gold Level – 5 Rounds

Strong Man

Strength video

Strength tasks

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: Apples

While the belief that an apple a day will keep the doctor away might not be listed as fact in medical journals, apples certainly make for a healthy snack. They're loaded with antioxidants, fibre, and vitamin C, and they're a naturally sweet alternative to junk food!

So... How did you do?

How many rounds did you complete in total? (out of 15)

Bronze 3-9 rounds

Silver 9-12 rounds

Gold 12-15 rounds

Remember your scores we will do this again, can you beat it next time?

Warm Up Activity

Feeling Flexible 

Bronze Level – 3 rounds

Silver Level – 4 Rounds

Gold Level – 5 Rounds

Flexible Woman

Flexibility Video


Flexibility tasks

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.