Week beginning: 15 june 2020

It’s all about blood this week! Yes, in both science and guided reading, you will be exploring the wonders of blood and the circulation system. If you learn by getting messy, then you will love one of the science tasks where we have given you a recipe for making a model of blood: may be messy!  There is a great clip to watch on Operation Ouch- if you are a little squeamish, you may need a cushion to hide behind! We are looking forward to finding out a bit more about your inventions for Wallace and Gromit’s catalogue! The focus will be in explaining how it actually works – keep it relatively simple and imagine you are explaining it to a child who is younger than you.

Have any of you been able to start on the Extended Project yet? Remember, it will take more than one session and is something you can do a bit at a time and come back to. You can present in any form, just as you did so very well for the Wonders of the World task! We are really looking forward to seeing your projects.

nspcc assembly with ant and dec

At some point this week, we'd like all of you to spend some time watching this video, made by the NSPCC with the help of Ant and Dec. If you want to know any more afterwards, click on the "Keeping Safe" option above.

Day 1: Today you have two tasks:

  1. Write your new spelling (present/past) into your handwriting books and/or your spelling journal. Learn then, ready to be tested by someone at home on Friday.

  2. Use the picture called ‘The Discovery’. Write a newspaper report based on the picture.


Day 2: Last week you drew and labelled your cracking contraption. Now it is time to write an EXPLANATION text, telling the reader how it works. In Task 1, you will look at the key features of an explanation text. In task 2, you will start to plan your own writing. I have put a model text in there for you. Remember, you only need to write on note form today.


Day 3: Using your notes from yesterday, you are going to now write up your full explanation text. This is a longer write and you may wish to do it over a couple of days. There is a help sheet and tick list for you to remind you of the language and features which should be included. This could be typed up, if you prefer: if I get enough, we could create our own Cracking Contraptions Catalogue!



Keep going with your Tables and your Mental Maths. Here are your three tasks for the week:

Day 1: More fractions this week! They form such a huge chuck of the Year 5 curriculum. Today is all about putting them in a sequence – from biggest to smallest or smallest to biggest. You will need to know what ascending and descending means.

Day 2: Today you will carry on with more sequencing- hopefully you are feeling confident after yesterday? There is the chance for you to do lots of repetition so that you gain confidence. You will also have to work out missing numbers in a sequence.

Day 3: You are now going to be given some worded questions to solve. They require the sequencing skills you have been working on for the past two days. Read the question carefully and work out which fraction calculation is needed. Do not be put off by all of the words!

Challenge: A investigation using integers (there's a posh maths word for you!)

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We move to some non-fiction this week as we try to link with our science work. This week’s text is all about the heart and the circulatory system. There is a challenge at the end for those of you who are confident using the internet to research answers to specific questions.

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 is all about Blood and the Circulation System! There are a couple of clips to watch and then the choice of two tasks. Of course, you can do them both if you want to! One of them is practical and may be a little messy, but will be so much fun! Click on the person's "body"!

Music: Mrs Beton wants you to have a look at the chorus and verse structure of a song. Work your way through the Powerpoint that she has prepared for you. Click on the musicians to find out more.

DT: The time has come for you to design your salad. It must be presented as a drawing, labelled and annotated, including as much detailed information as possible. Think about…What is your salad called? What is included in the salad? Have you included a range of food groups protein, carbohydrates etc? Why have you chosen this salad? What did your research tell you? Remember if you would like to share your work with your class teachers, we would love to see it! Click on the salad for your instructions!


ICT: There are two Purple Mash coding tasks for you to do this week, and an optional extension. Follow the directions of the resources sheet by clicking on the monkey. Have fun!

Music Class

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.