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Class 5 Home Learning 08.07.20

Good morning Class 5!

Here are your solutions for the rebus puzzle yesterday


Here is your puzzle for today 🙂

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For Year 6s your maths lesson today looks at angles in a quadrilateral Here

For Year 5s, your maths lesson looks at calculating angles on a straight line Here

Have a go at a SPaG mat before starting your work on the information text today. Pick the star rating that you think challenges you

Year 5 SPAG mat

Year 6 SPAG mat

So far in our writing we should have retrieved information about cave elves and created a word bank from what we have read. Today, have a look at activity 7 which explains the structure of the information text – are there any other paragraphs that you might include? What do you think the reader would be interested in? Perhaps information on diet, strengths and weaknesses? Or hobbies? Now move on to the next activity where you need to reorder the subheadings of the paragraphs – which order makes most sense? Lastly, have a look at the toolkit to help you get some ideas for your writing – this will be important!
Elves Class 5

Have a go at this comprehension about Mike Hall – pick the star rating that challenges you!

Mike Hall Differentiated Reading Comprehension Activity

This afternoon, try a bit of drama and responding to a stimulus on BBC Bitesize here. If you’ve got a good performance, send it over to

Some good news from our bubble – we finally managed to name all the countries in the world!! HURRAH! And with 2 minutes to spare! We’re now on to identifying all the flags of the world using this quiz.


Have a great day – Miss P 🙂

Class 5 Home Learning 07.07.20

Good morning Class 5, I hope you’ve had a good start to the week so far 🙂

Have a go at this Rebus/Dingbats puzzle this morning, I know how much you enjoyed them before. Email in your solutions at


Our numeracy lessons today continue on looking at polygons for Year 5 and angles for Year 6. Look at the appropriate lessons below

Year 5 Identify 3D shapes from 2D representations

Year 6 Angles in triangles

In literacy, we will be continuing our work on information texts on elves. Go to task 5 in the workbook and listen to the things found in the Goblin’s knapsack – can you use the same format and write what you will find in a cave elf’s knapsack? Next, complete activity 6 and create your own word bank for effective sentence openers and useful words.

Elves Class 5

This afternoon, explore more in to surrealism art. We have already looked at Juan Miro, this lesson explore Paula Rego, Henri Rousseau and Salvador Dali. Once you have looked through the videos, have a go at the second activity. Share your pieces of art so we can have a gallery on our class page 🙂

Have a lovely day

Miss Parsons

Class 5 Home Learning 06.07.20

Good morning Class 5 – hope you had a fantastic weekend 🙂

Have a little go at this maths puzzle today – the 3 numbers in the circle must add up to 99. Hint, the circle with 49 in it already must have 2 numbers which add up to 50 included in it.


Send in your solutions to so we can see if there is more than one solution

Have a go at the maths lessons on BBC Bitesize today. Year 5s, have a look at regular and irregular polygons

Year 6s have a look at calculating angles

This week for literacy we will be writing an information text on a type of elf or sprite. We will be working through the booklet below. Today I would like you to read through the model information text about a cave elf, you can even listen to the author reading it out. After that, have a go at activity 1, working on developing vocabulary and understanding definitions. Using your understanding of the text complete activity 2, 3 and 4, have you understood the text?


This afternoon have a go at a geography lesson about what Earth can tell us about weather with David Attenborough. After looking through the videos and information can you show what you have learnt with a poster?

Have you been trying the naming the countries of the world quiz? We are now up to 177/197 in our bubble 😀

Please feel free to email me any work you are getting done or pictures of what you are getting up to! Have a look at what Lewis has been working on, some fantastic writing on the troll, information on Florida and some silly poetry. Great work Lewis 🙂

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Have a brilliant day – Miss P

Class 5 Home Learning 03.07.20

Happy Friday Class 5! Another week done, they absolutely fly past these days!

Did you manage to complete the island bridge challenge yesterday?

Here is a solution from Louie:


We realised that there were quite a few different solutions!

Today, head on over to the BBC Bitesize website for the maths challenge of the day. Remember that these get more challenging as they progress and the last questions are year 6, moving in to year 7 level. Send in your solutions to me to show me how far you got

Well done on all of your writing tasks on the image of the Unwanted Visitor this week! Today have a go at the reading lesson on Bitesize which focuses on Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer. I have had this book on my bookshelf for ages – I might start reading it after having a go at this lesson 🙂

This afternoon have a go at some science and literacy together. Head over to where there should be a short video.


Out of all the penguins, the emperor penguin is the largest. These flightless birds live in the Antarctic and the waters surrounding it. Penguins have adapted to be able to deal with this cold, harsh environment, both physically and socially.
In the clip, we will see a giant petrel stop some penguin chicks in their tracks. Will the young emperor penguins be able to stand their ground, or will they lose their fight?
After watching the clip, imagine you are the Emperor of the emperor penguins. You have heard about the encounter between some young penguin chicks and a giant petrel, and you have heard how through teamwork, bravery, and the help of a friendly and fierce Adelie, they were able to stand up for themselves against their attacker.

Write a speech addressing all the penguins in your empire to ensure everyone knows about the penguin chicks’ bravery.

Make sure you…

  • Greet your audience and explain why you are making a speech here today
  • Describe the event that took place
  • Explain why you are awarding these penguin chicks with a medal

Next, use these facts about emperor penguins from to create a quiz about penguins. Test your family and friends on their penguin knowledge. Use purple mash 2quiz if you want to create your quiz.

Also, I wanted to share this amazing work with everyone. Daniel has been working on his stop motion animation more and it’s fantastic. I know he has got lots of ideas so I can’t wait to see more!

Have a fabulous Friday and enjoy your weekend 😀

Miss P

Creative writing ‘Summer’ Camp 6th July to 10th July.

Cressida Cowell’s Creativity Summer Camp:

Cressida Cowell (author of How to train your dragon and Wizard of Once) and Children’s Laureate has organised a week long creative writing online summer camp. She is being joined by other leading children’s authors to give insights on how an idea can be developed into a story over the course of next week.  Click on the link below for details.

Activities for each day will be posted here:

6 – 10 July 2020

Celebrating creativity and inspiring magic ideas

Monday 6 July: ‘Inspiring Magic Ideas’

  • Cressida’s Creativity Summer Camp launches with a glimpse into the work-in-progress notebooks of leading authors and illustrators with Liz Pichon, David Almond, Dapo Adeola, Chris Riddell and Allen Fatimaharan revealing the inspiration behind their much-loved stories and their creative process.
  • Cressida’s ‘Laureate Gallery’ celebrating creativity opens today, with children invited to submit their own work to be exhibited alongside that of former Laureates Michael Morpurgo, Anne Fine and Lauren Child as well as Candy Gourlay, Yasmeen Ismail, Jim Field, Jackie Morris and more. For further details, click here.

Tuesday 7 July: ‘Drawing Day’

  • Celebrating drawing and the art of illustration, Cressida will be joined on the second day of Summer Camp by Nadia Shireen, Marta  Altés and Sarah McIntyre, who present a step by step drawing masterclass, plus a Summer Camp themed online art lesson from Guinness World Record holder Rob Biddulph.
  • Wednesday 8 July: ‘Poetry & Performance’

    • Poetry and performance are the theme of Summer Camp, with Young People’s Laureate Theresa Lola leading a poetry workshop and readings and tips from Laura Dockrill, Joshua Seigal and Joseph Coelho, plus Cressida will be reading some of former Laureate Michael Rosen’s most loved poems.

    Thursday 9 July: ‘Reading Aloud Around the World’

    • On Thursday – which marks the one year anniversary of Cressida Cowell’s appointment as Waterstones Children’s Laureate – international Children’s Laureates from around the world will unite with Cressida for a Laureate readathon, with Jason Reynolds (US), Eloise Williams (Wales), Áine Ní Ghlinn (Ireland), Ursula Dubosarsky (Australia) and Manon Sikkel (The Netherlands), to celebrate the power of sharing a story.

    Friday 10 July: ‘Writing Masterclass’

    • On the final day of Cressida’s Creativity Summer Camp, Eoin Colfer, Zanib Mian, Sharna Jackson, Patrice Lawrence and Francesca Simon will be helping aspiring writers with a masterclass containing plenty of story starter ideas, advice on creating characters, and how to build an imaginary world. And to wrap-up Summer Camp, Cressida will be joined by Frank Cottrell Boyce and Onjali Raúf for a very special live event where they will answer as many questions as possible in a creativity brainstorm!

If you decide to join in on the fun, please remember to email your class teacher with examples of the work you have created, so we can share the wonderful creativity we have in our school.

Mrs Horton

Can you help us identify this moth?


My bubble were hoping you could help us with identifying which type of moth this is? I spotted it after school on my way to my car yesterday and it looked a little bit exhausted – it was very big! If you have any idea please email at

Thank you – Miss Parsons

Edit: Thank you to Scarlet and Mara’s mum and Lucy for letting us know that this is a Hawk Moth, a very impressive creature 🙂

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Class 5 Home Learning 02.07.20

Good morning Class 5 🙂

Here are the answers for your crossword yesterday

crossword answers

For today’s challenge, have a go at this logic problem and email your solutions to

bridges problem

For today’s numeracy lesson we are finishing off our coordinate work with looking at reflections. Watch the video below

Lesson 4 – Reflections
Lesson 4 Answers – Reflections

For literacy begin with a SPAG mat again to revise your learning

Year 5 Summer Term 2 SPaG Activity Mats Mat 3

For our writing today we will be using all of our work and planning from this week for the image of the troll. Write your story starter using your ideas from yesterday and the exciting sentence starters from DADWAVERS. Remember this is just a story starter, you need to start in the action, give reasons why the trolls are there, use some of your description and end on a cliffhanger to keep your reader interested. This is different to your description as you need to include action and think about what happens before and after the picture.

Here is some of my story starter:

They had arrived out of the blue, catching everyone completely unaware. Searching for sanctuary.

Striding through the vast expanse of ocean as if it were nothing more than a shallow puddle, the trolls provided the gathering crowd on the cliff tops with a menacing spectacle. They were enormous! Grotesque!

The whole cliff shook as one of them crunched a meaty, clumsy hand the size of an elephant into the rock face…

Send in your work to show everyone else your great writing 🙂

This afternoon have a go at a PE lesson, have a look at these challenges

Have fun and remember to warm up and stretch your muscles after!

Hope you enjoyed the art lesson yesterday, have a look at some of the fabulous pieces of art from my bubble in school, we enjoyed how relaxing it was 🙂

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Have a lovely day – Miss Parsons

Year 6 Transition

Hi Year 6s,

I know some of you have been doing some transition work in the bubbles at school, so that we can all do at home too, please find some transition resources below.


There are nine sessions which each have an accompanying PowerPoint presentation. The lessons are based on the books, You Are Awesome, by Matthew Syed and Go Big, by Matthew Burton. Each session will take students through some big ideas to help them on their way to secondary school. To access the lesson plans, please follow this link:

The sessions are as follows

Session 1: Being awesome

Session 2: Unlocking your mind

Session 3: Dare to take risks

Session 4: Making the change

Session 5: Lost but not lost

Session 6: Bouncebackability

Session 7: What is normal anyway

Session 8: Friendships and fallouts

Session 9: Living well


Ercall Wood have also sent this transition workbook below which focuses on pupil’s organisation and mental wellbeing

AQA second thoughts – guide to preparing pupils for secondary school

Over the next few weeks I will also be setting the Year 6s some transition activities on Purple Mash.

Please email if you have any questions

Class 5 Home Learning 01.07.20

Happy hump day and 1st of July Class 5! Hope you are all smiling and doing well 🙂 It has been lovely to read your emails again and see what you’ve been up to.

How did you get on with the Mr Men challenge? Have a look at Ollie’s and Lucy’s attempts before I show the answers

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Here are the answers:

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For today’s challenge have a go at the crossword below, it uses spellings from the year 5 and 6 list so it should be good practise

crossword word list crossword

Email your solutions to me on

For your maths lesson today we will continue looking at coordinates and translations with them. Watch the lesson below and complete the worksheet for it. Remember – if you are struggling with anything you can email me and I will try and give you a detailed solution with all the steps.

Lesson 3 – Translations
Lesson 3 Answers – Translations

Thank you for sending over your SPAG work from yesterday – I am impressed with how well you all did 🙂 Have go at today’s SPAG mat, today I’ll let you pick which ability you feel challenged with (1, 2 or 3 stars)


Year 5 Summer Term 2 SPaG Activity Mats Mat 2

Great job on your literacy work yesterday – so many fantastic descriptions of the picture of the unwanted visitor! Have a look at the writing from Lewis, Lucy and Rye, absolutely fabulous!

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Today we’re still going to use the same image of the giant, but now we are going to expand this in to the start of a story. First, think about these questions for the characters.

Do you think the trolls are friendly or do they pose a threat?

How will people feel about seeing the trolls?

How will the trolls feel about seeing people?

Where do you think the trolls have travelled from?

Why do you think they have come here?

How would you deal with the trolls if you had to?

After thinking about these questions start to create a storyline for the image. Are they parts of the Earth coming alive to get revenge? Are they interested in the tourists, do they want to make peace? The idea is up to you – now think about the events that follow what happens in the picture. Your story beginning should be quick paced and exciting for the reader, using description and action.Try and end your story starter on a cliffhanger.

Once you have got your story beginning idea – use this template on DADWAVERS to plan a range of exciting sentence starters.

dadwavers the unwanted visitor

In our Bubble we are doing lots of reading – we have done loads of comprehensions, read The Snow Spider and we are half way through Skulduggery Pleasant and loving it! What have you been reading recently? Let me know and we can share recommendations. Have a go at this comprehension about layers of the oceans, year 5s should have a go at the 2 star version and year 6s at the 3 star version, but as long as you challenge yourself have a go!

Layers of the Ocean Differentiated Reading Comprehension Activity

For this afternoon, why not continue your art work on Juan Miro and watch this lesson on automatic drawing.

Lewis has been enjoying his art work over lockdown, exploring with abstract paintings and style like Miro

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Class 5 Home Learning 30.06.20

Happy Tuesday Class 5! Hope you’re all good 🙂

Here is the solution for the Sudoku from yesterday:

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In our Year 6 bubble the past few weeks, we have enjoyed completing some picture quizzes in the morning, including naming famous paintings, breed of dogs and chocolate bars. Have a go at this Mr Men picture quiz – can you name all of them? Send in your solution

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Have a go at your year group’s SPaG mat before starting your literacy work for today

Year 5 SPaG mat Year 6 SPaG mat

For our literacy today, we will be looking at using relative clauses and describing the image from yesterday. Remind yourself of what relative clauses are by visiting this website

Remember that for relative clauses that you can use commas, brackets and dashes.
Can you place the missing bracket in the sentence below for the relative clause?

The troll whose nose was the size of a double decker bus) sneezed, covering people in a blanket of green snot!

Can you write 3 more examples of a relative clause about the image? You can use these in your descriptive writing today.

Use your plan or mindmap from yesterday to write your own piece of descriptive writing. Use my model below to help you.

Rosy hues and blood orange painted the sky like a canvas. Looming overhead, ominous clouds threatened to shower its contents. It was the final sunset. Stones trembled and the air rippled as the colossal figure strode through the vast expanse of ocean as if it were only a puddle. The cliff crumbled like a biscuit as one of them crunched a meaty, clumsy hand the size of an elephant into the rock face. Bulging white eyes (which hid behind a bulbous nose) stared intently at the ant-like tourists fleeing in terror.

Can you write a detailed description a page long? Send me in your descriptions to share ideas!

For numeracy, we are continuing our look at coordinates, now looking at the 4 quadrants. Watch the video lesson below and have a go at the worksheet. I have also set some related tasks on purple mash

Lesson 2 – Four quadrants

Lesson 2 Answers – Four quadrants

For a geography lesson this afternoon head on over to this website to learn about what sustainability is and how it impacts decisions we make in the present. Listen to the lesson and answer the questions throughout the video. Take the quiz before the lesson and see if you can improve your score by the end of the lesson.

Also – why not test your knowledge on how many countries you can name in the world? We had a go at this quiz in our bubble yesterday and got 62, we are going to try and improve our score today Can you beat us? Let me know 🙂

Have a great day

Miss P

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