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Summer 2

Hi Y5!

How is everyone? Hope you've all enjoyed the glorious sunny weather over 'half term'. We have been for a walk on the beach in the evenings when it's been quieter and looked for sea glass to add to our collection or we've stayed in the garden in the paddling pool.


I'm really looking forward to the time when we can see each other again - hopefully it won't be too long before we can!


As always, my priority is your safety and well being. I'm adding some activities for you to try, but remember to do what you can, when you can.

Stay safe everyone,

Love Mrs McGettrick

Week 1 - 1.6.20


Here is the link to the daily lesson from White Rose maths . Continue from Summer term,  Week , Lesson 1, commencing 1st June.

1 - Multiply unit and non-unit fractions by an integer

2 - Multiply mixed numbers by an integer

3 - Fraction of an amount

4 - Using fractions as operators

The Friday family challenge will be posted towards the end of the week.


Don't be afraid to look at lower year groups if this is a little tricky for you - look to the Y4 content first.


Don't forget that you have timestable rockstars and mathletics log ins at home already, so you can keep practising your maths skills on there too.


Task 1 - writing

This week, we're going to continue to look at a fairy tale, using a short film. Watch Red Miss Take all the way through. Think about the answers to these questions before talking to your grown up about them:

  • Who is the man? • What is his occupation? • How does he do this? • Who/what does he create in the clip?
  • What goes wrong? How? • Are there any themes throughout? • What messages do you think the story sends out?


Watch the first 52 seconds of the clip again (as many times as you like), only this time focus on the workshop. Using senses (touch, taste, smell, hear and sight), make notes to describe the workshop (potions, cogs turning, bells and timers, blueprints etc).


Once you've done this, look at your notes - add detail to them using expanded noun phrases, prepositional phrases and adjectival phrases. The bubbling potion could become ‘An array of bubbling potions lined along a dusty shelf’.

Once you've done this, use your notes to write sentences to describe the workshop. You can look back at the clip if this helps you.


Task 2 - reading

Here is a reading lesson based on Percy Jackson and the Lightning thief, which is an adventure story that I think that you'd enjoy! You can find it here at BBC Bitesize -



This week's spelling list is the last one from Summer 1 - they are the statutory challenge spelling words, so they don't follow a particular rule and are tricky to spell! Unfortunately, these just have to be practised in order to learn them:











Don't forget that you can always access our online learning platforms: Lexia and Read theory

BBC Bitesize daily has lots of lessons available, as does Oak National Academy, if you'd prefer to do any of those tasks.


Here is a project for the week from Robin Hood learning MAT:

The project this week aims to provide opportunities for your child to learn more about countries and cities around the world. Learning may focus on different cultures and traditions, famous landmarks, food and clothing.

Flags of the World

Flags are a national symbol for all countries. Cultures use different symbols and colours on their flags which are meaningful to them and represent their history and people. Pick 5 countries and investigate their flags. What symbols and colours have they used? Why are these significant to this country? Can you create a flag for the UK which you feel represents our culture, history and people? Share at #TheLearningProjects.

Tastes of the World

Children all around the world eat a variety of food and many of the foods we eat today are inspired by other countries. Can you research and make a dish from another country which you have not tried before? You could find a recipe, source the ingredients via an online shop and follow the recipe to create a dish for the whole family.

International Games

As part of the London 2012 Olympics a variety of countries were asked to name a traditional game which represented their culture and traditions. These can be seen here. Research these games and take inspiration from them to design your own game. Think about how the game is played, how you win and what equipment is needed. Where possible, test your game and make any changes needed. Present your game through writing and pictures. These could be handwritten or digital.

From Birmingham to Johannesburg

Think about what it would be like to live in another country. Do you think your life would be the same or completely different? Use the following clip to compare living in Birmingham to Johannesburg. Show the similarities and differences between your life and Nwabisa’s life in South Africa. You could show this in a Venn diagram, table or a poster.

Exploring the World

Throughout history many people have explored new places. You can find out about some of them here. Pick an explorer from the list or one of your choice. You could map out the places that the explorer visited or you could create a piece of art inspired by the places they visited using digital images as support. You may wish to write a diary entry from the explorer’s point of view to share what they have seen and experienced.


There are lots of other learning ideas from this page - feel free to try them if there are any that you're interested in. There are lots of ideas for reading, writing and maths too.