I hope you are all enjoying your break, keeping busy and staying safe at home!
If you check back each Monday, I will add a different set of lessons or challenges for each subject to have a go at each week. Don't worry about printing off the resources like some of them suggest, you will be able to tackle all of them without needing to print!
I would love to see what you've all been up to during our time away from school. We have set up a class email address for you to send pictures of your work to so we can post some on the website. Please send any work you have done to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Well done to Ellie for sending in some fantastic work she did on fractions, it was lovely to see how hard you are working while away from school!
Maths: Well done to those children who battled valiantly on Sumdog to complete their 1000 questions this week!
As well as Sumdog, you can also refer to White Rose Maths for their daily ‘Problem of the Day’ here! Daily lessons and activities are also provided here along with video tutorials to support your child.
The key to most Maths in Year 5 is...times table knowledge! Here is an online times table checker to test speed and accuracy. 25/25 is the score to aim for and it is there to remind the children to keep on going too even after 25/25 has been achieved!
English (Reading): Various celebrities are reading chapters of ‘Harry Potter and Philosopher's Stone’ on Wizarding World. Noma Dumezweni, who played Hermione in the Broadway theatre version of ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’, Eddie Redmayne who is well known for playing the role of Newt Scamander in J.K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts series. There are also challenges and quizzes set after each chapter for you to try too! If you click this link and sign up to the site (it's free!) you will be able to listen to the whole book for free, https://www.wizardingworld.com/chapters
English (Writing): Think about the question 'What if everyone knew what you were thinking?' What would the world be like if this happened? In your first paragraph can you say why it would be a good thing; in the second paragraph say why it would be bad; and in the third can you say whether you think it would be good or bad overall.
English (Spelling): Have a look and choose the group that will be a challenge for you, please see this week’s spellings below:
Group 1: information, adoration, sensation, preparation, admiration, fixation, inflammation, elevation, restoration
Group 2: jar, jacket, jog, join, gem, giant, giraffe, magic, adjust, energy
Science: Can you try one of these experiments at home?
There are also lots of other exciting resources for science available online. A variety of resources to spark curiosity and develop thinking skills can be found on the Explorify website here. All of the activities are designed to encourage your children to think like scientists and it is completely free to sign up and enjoy!
For additional tasks, you can also visit the following website here where there are 44 challenges for children to try at home.
History: This week, have a go at this lesson from BBC Bitesize on the Anglo-Saxons https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z4bkjp3 where there are some videos to watch and some information to read which leads into an art activity.
Geography: Well done to all of you who have been trying the map and symbols quizzes, this week can you have a look at this page on compasses and directions then complete the quiz at the end https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/mapzone/map-skills/compasses-and-directions
Due to school being closed children are going to work from home. Every child should also be reading the books sent home and going onto TT Rockstars at:
Children can also use their TT Rockstars login to sign into NumBots. The website is:
You could also carry on through the lessons on code.org using our class code - HLQYWB - and your own personal login details you have been given:
We have also subscribed to Emile.
Your login is your first name then the first letter of your surname and the password is pupil. You take online challenges in Math and English which then earn you points. Why don't you have a go?
In addition to this, children have their homework grids in their homework books. They can be working through the activities remaining on their grids during this period of absence.
#Edsential At Home
Each day a member of the EdSential team will post a physical challenge for staff, pupils and parents to attempt. You can follow these challenges at https://twitter.com/EdsentialUKH_WB please ensure you speak to an adult before posting/commenting on any posts.
EdSential have also created free resources including ideas for craft and keeping active at home, this can be accessed at https://edsential.com/edsential-at-home/
Wirral School Games have created a Twitter page https://twitter.com/WirralSG where you can find various fitness challenges. Please ensure you speak to an adult before posting/commenting on any posts.
The link to access the login page on the site it:
I have emailed Sumdog logins to all parents / carers, if we have an updated email address, if not I have posted it out to you.
We learnt about Boudicca’s rebellion and acted in role as a character from Roman Britain. We used drama to show how that person would have felt and behaved.