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Class 5 Home Learning 02.07.20

Good morning Class 5 🙂

Here are the answers for your crossword yesterday

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

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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

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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

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

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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.

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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

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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

Class 5 Home Learning 29.06.20

Good morning Class 5 – hope you are all doing well and have enjoyed your home learning these past few weeks. I’m glad to be able to set you daily challenges again and have your work and pictures sent to me again 🙂

I have been completing lots of Sudoku puzzles lately to keep my brain active and solving problems so I thought I would set today’s challenge as a Sudoku

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If you’re not too sure on how to solve a Sudoku then have a look at this video

Feel free to email your solutions to me on the email so I can share them tomorrow!

For our literacy work this week we will be using an image to inspire different writing tasks. We are going to start with some descriptive writing today and tomorrow. Before we start, try and remind yourself of the techniques we use for descriptive writing, think about adjectives, adverbs, similes, personification, etc – can you think of anymore?
Have a go at this game below and watch this video on Bitesize to get your descriptive writing in full flow again

Now that you have revised some techniques for describing – I want you to create a plan or mindmap for descriptions of the image below. Think about using adjectives, adverbs, similes, metaphors, personification, show not tell (how can you show the author an emotion or type of personality) and also describing the 5 senses (see, hear, taste, touch, smell). Try and gather lots of examples in your plan about the whole picture – you will be using your plan tomorrow 🙂


I look forward to seeing all your examples of descriptions!

For Maths today we’ll have a practise of reading coordinates in the first quadrant, watch this video lesson before you have a go at the worksheet attached below

Lesson 1 – The first quadrant

Here are the answers for you to check your work: Lesson 1 Answers – The first quadrant

For your afternoon activity I thought it would be great to revise our French. We have done lots of revision of days or the week and months of the year – why not find the songs we use on youtube to remind yourself? Then, head on over to BBC Bitesize to further your understanding to now be able to tell what time it is in French! How confident do you feel? Could you ask and answer when someone asks you what time it is? If you want to show off, film yourself telling the time in French and send it to me 🙂

As always, I love seeing what you’ve been up to so don’t hesitate to email me on the class email with any pictures or questions.

Have a good Monday!

Miss P 🙂


Challenge of the day 22.05.20

Happy Friday Class 5! Another week done 🙂

Here were your correct answers to the Sudoku challenge:

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For today’s challenge, let’s have a go at the Friday Maths Challenge again Remember that they get harder as you go along and that challenge 7 is Year 6 going on Year 7 level! Send your work in if you like for our class update later today 🙂

Today is the day – use all your planning and work that you have done before to finally write your short story! Remember to try and use all you know about punctuation and checking your spellings, it’s good practise! I can’t wait to read them, I’ve enjoyed reading everything you’ve done so far like this…

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There definitely seems to be a penguin theme!

For a super cool music lesson – head over to BBC Bitesize and use sounds around your home to make music! You may want to download a free music software, like GarageBand and Audacity, there are some others out there too when you google.

Most importantly – get outside and enjoy the sunshine, get yourself moving and make fun memories 😀

I will update later with any work you send in to me, but I’ll wish you all a happy half term now Class 5 and hope to speak to or see you soon 🙂

Miss P

Challenge of the day 21.05.20

Good morning Class 5! We’re almost at the weekend and half term! 😀

Here is the answer for the challenge yesterday


For today’s challenge, have a go at this 6×6 sudoku


If you aren’t sure on how to complete a 6×6 sudoku, then have a look at this video below which explains how to solve them

I have really enjoyed reading your writing this week – it’s almost like being back in school in our writing cycle! Today I would like you to plan all of your short story about the animal Olympics – like how we would at school! You can present your plan however you like, it might be a story mountain, it might be in a mindmap or you might just write it in a list. Remember that a plan is notes, bullet points and prompts to help your remember, you are not writing your story today – that will be tomorrow. Here is a guide of what structure your story could follow:

Paragraph 1 – Setting the scene: where are they? Think about what you have seen on TV during the Olympics, is it a crowded stadium or loud swimming pool or ice rink? Think about the 5 senses when you describe the setting.

Paragraph 2 – Introduce your character: this is where your character mindmap from Monday will be handy! Think about your super vocabulary for this paragraph. Describe how the animals have entered the scene, what they are doing as they prepare for the event? Think of the small details that might make the reader laugh!

Paragraph 3 – The action: this is where your paragraph from Tuesday can help, but try to expand it. The event has started – what problems might have occurred? How does your animal character do in the sport? Perhaps you can create suspense by hinting at some problem that might happen. Remember to keep varying your sentence starters and try not to use ‘and then’ too much!

Paragraph 4 – The result: What happened? Did they win or was there a big pile up and mess of animals? Have they been given a medal? It is up to you – if you want you could just leave it on a cliffhanger as they all reach the finish line at almost the same time and we never find out the winner!

Have fun with it, it is meant to be a funny short story, and try to practise your punctuation, spellings and descriptive language when you come to write.

For today’s maths activity, have a go at practising your knowledge of time with today’s lesson on and the activity sheet that goes with it 🙂

For some fun geography game that might help you remember countries, flags and capital cities head on over to

I always love to hear what you’ve been doing! Here is some art work from Lewis following the lesson from yesterday and Lola’s science work on magnets!

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Have a lovely day

Miss P

Challenge of the day 20.05.20

Good morning Class 5. Hope you are all enjoying the sunshine we have back!

Here are the answers for yesterday’s challenge – well done if you got it!

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Here is today’s puzzle – send in your solutions if you want


I have loved reading all of your writing about the animals in the Olympic sports! They have made me giggle and I will share them all at the end of the week when we have finished 🙂 Today I would like you to think about whether you will include any speech in your short story – will the animals interact with each other? What might they say? Can you use it to make the action move forward? Think about when they will be talking to each other and write that little part of your story – remember to try not to make it all speech and add some description in between the speaker! Can you remember the rules of speech?

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Have fun – make it as silly as you like!

Bitesize have a fab lesson on dividing decimals by whole numbers today – this is revision on what we did before we left school, so have a go 🙂

There is also an interesting Science lesson on magnets today on BBC Bitesize, there is a practical activity that you can do with it too

Why not have a go at this art lesson that shows you how to create optical illusions and use shadowing? I’d love to see your results!

Most importantly – get yourself outside, enjoy the fresh air and get moving! 🙂

Have a lovely day everyone – Miss P

Challenge of the day 19.05.20

Good morning Class 5!

I have enjoyed reading your updates by email – I will get all your work and photos together in a post in a little bit 🙂

Here are your solutions to the challenge from yesterday –

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Great job! Today, can you crack the code and solve the question? We already know that F = H and that Y = A – use your knowledge of words to solve what the others letters actually are!

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Continuing on our English Task! Today I would like you to think about the action of your animal character competing in the Olympic event you have chosen. How will you show the action? Think of your powerful verbs to show meaning. Think of DADWAVERS and ISPACE to get different sentence starters. Vary your sentence length, when you want the action to speed up use shorter sentences.


Here is a little example that I might write for the giraffes that were diving:

Cautiously, the first competitor edged on to the diving platform, its long legs shaking like a leaf in the wind. The sound of its knobbly knees knocking together echoed around the pool. One small step lead to a bigger one. Next came an even bigger one. Gaining speed, its beady eyes focused with determination on the neck of its dangling ally. The end of the diving board was approaching and the competitor kept galloping forward, like a car hurtling towards the edge of a cliff. Would the giraffe get enough speed to pull off the triple somersault? Reaching the very tip of the bouncing plank, four hooves thrust with an unstoppable force and the fearless diver hurtled into the air.

For maths, head over to Bitesize for a lesson on multiplying decimals by whole numbers
If you want more practise with fractions – the year 5 lesson is about adding fractions that may be bigger than 1.

Bitesize also have a useful lesson on semicolons – this would be fantastic revision and could help your with your writing task! 🙂

The geography lesson is about natural resources and ties in with our lessons on globalisation and imports and exports.

If you fancy something a little bit different to get you moving today – why not try a few Zumba videos? There are loads of kids on youtube – here is one of my favourites

Yesterday whilst I was at school, we found that outside Class 1 in the tyres a bird has made a nest to lay her eggs there. The birds had hatched and were all snuggled up waiting for mum to return with food. We waited and saw mum was eager to come back but she wouldn’t with us watching – we decided to go back inside and look from the windows. It got us thinking about what other things we could do to help the wildlife – if you want to have a look at what you can do head on over to the RSPB website where they have lots of activities!

Have a brilliant day, as always share what you’re doing with me by email if you want – Miss P

Challenge of the day 18.05.20

Good morning Class 5 – I hope you had a great weekend!

You all did really well with the book titles using the emojis 🙂
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The correct answers are:

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Here is today’s challenge – use each number once to put in the spaces to make the additions correct. Is there more than one way to complete this? Email me your solutions if you would like

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For an English task this week I thought it would be fun to plan and build on our writing throughout the week and create a humorous story. Begin with watching and giggling at the video 5 Metres 80 here

We will be writing our own little story like the video about animals taking part in an Olympic sport. What combination will you pick? Maybe it’s a group of penguins cycling in a velodrome, elephants on the gymnastic beam or rhinos racing the hurdles – create your own, the funnier the better. Think about what problems they may face – can the penguins reach the pedals of the bike? Do the elephants have trouble balancing on the beam? Does the rhino’s horn cause problems with the hurdles?

Today’s task will be writing some examples of description of your animal character, try and really paint a picture of how they look, move and sound. This can be in the form of a mindmap, creating your own word map or you can even draft a paragraph that introduces them.  Can you use examples of:

  • expanded noun phrases (use of adjectives, prepositions)
  • metaphors or similes (describing it as like something else)
  • personification (give human features)
  • Use different sentence starters when describing movements

This lessons on Bitesize might be helpful Keep this safe as we will be building it over the week – you are more than welcome to send your work to me each day!

For Maths there is a lesson about multiplying and dividing decimals by 10, 100 and 1,000 This will be revision of what we have done before.

If you want to have a go at some more hands on Science experiments, there are lots of different ones here at Terrific Scientific website

Challenge of the day 15.05.20

Happy Friday Class 5! Another week done 🙂

Well, this would have been the end of your SATS week! How would have you celebrated? Personally, I like the idea of these crazy hair celebrations! Now that we are missing our hairdressers and barbers – are you tempted to try and create a crazy hair celebration like these below? If you have a go, send me your crazy hair photos 😀

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For our little challenge today – can you figure out what the book is from the emojis? Write down your answers and send them to me on

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Head over to Bitesize for your maths challenge! see how far you can get – remember that number 6 can be super tricky! If you get stuck, email me and I can try to help 🙂

There is a reading lesson on Percy Jackson, read by Stephen Fry, on BBC Bitesize today have a go at the tasks after reading the two extracts.

If you are bored of Joe Wicks and want a quick fitness challenge to have a go at, have a look at this!

If you want to film yourself doing the challenge – feel free to send it in and we can see how many 90 degree turns we can do as a class! 🙂 There are lots of other challenges on this page that I might set you in the future 😉

There is another Art lesson we can have a go at this week here which looks at L.S Lowry, who I know a few of you have looked at before with me. It teaches you about artistic techniques and printmaking.

I have no doubt you will all have lots to tell me about what else you have got up to so I will post another update later to let you all know!

Have a great day 🙂

Miss P

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