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Year 5

Find below a selection of activities for each subject. There is a range of written, creative and ICT based tasks to choose from.

 

Maths

  • Support your child in practicing formal methods of multiplication and division. Examples of these methods can be found on the crib sheets on the school website.

  • Convert between different units of metric measure (for example, kilometre and metre; centimetre and metre; centimetre and millimetre; gram and kilogram; litre and millilitre)

 

Useful Websites:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z36tyrd/articles/zgxdfcw - explanation of written methods for short division

https://www.purplemash.com/#tab/pm-home/maths/numbers/number_multiplication_division - questions and games to practice formal methods of multiplication and division/converting units of measure – age appropriate   

 

English

Reading:

  • Prepare a poem by heart to perform to an audience. Think about volume, pace and actions.

  • Try to read a news article each day on https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround

 

Writing/Grammar:

  • Work through Spag.com that has been set up by teachers

  • Revise/practise spellings from Year 3/4/5/6 National curriculum word list

  • Read 5 pages of your favourite book and write down every unknown word you see. Now look up the definitions and try to write your own sentence using each of the words.

  • Write a short story of your choice (500 words) – you could use ideas/pictures from Literacy Shed to help you.

 

Useful Websites:

https://readtheory.org/auth/login

www.spag.com

https://www.literacyshed.com/home.html - pictures and videos to help inspire creativity

 

Humanities/Science

Geography

Water and the Water Cycle

  • Research a recent incident of flooding in the UK and write a report detailing what happened, why and the affect it has had on the people who live there. 

  • Create a model to demonstrate the water cycle – see website for ideas - https://www.science-sparks.com/make-a-mini-water-cycle/

 

Science

  • Research a famous scientist of your choice. Write a diary from that scientist’s perspective, imagining how it would have felt to be working towards a discovery and one day achieving it.

  • Create an information poster explaining the different methods that can be used to separate mixtures.  

 

Useful Websites:

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/rivers/floods/index.htm - information on what floods are

http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/find_out/guides/world/floods/newsid_1613000/1613858.stm

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zb9c87h - introduction to separating mixtures  

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