Year 5 Home Learning

Weekly home learning activities

Year 5 home learning suggestions – w/c 30th March 2020

Choose a range of activities from the suggestions below.  We do not expect you to work all day, every day and we do not expect you to complete all of the activities below.  Try to do a range of different things to keep it interesting.  We will check what the children have completed online each week and give some feedback

Maths tasks

Writing tasks

-          Practise your times tables on Times Tables Rock Stars.  Remember you can challenge other children.

-          Complete the assigned work on My Maths.

-          Write an explanation of or make a video of how to do something in maths (such as column addition or measuring an angle using a protractor).

-          Look at the different house types on your street (detached, semi-detached, flats, terraced).  Use 2Chart on Purple Mash or Excel to create a graph.

-            Practise spellings on Spelling Frame.

-            Complete some of the online grammar activities on Grammar Bug or Purple Mash.

-            Write a newspaper report about something that is happening in the world or a historical event.

-            Write a poem based on a roller coaster ride.  Think about the language you use – similes, onomatopoeia, metaphor, adjectives and so on.

-            Create an effective advert for a theme park or ride.  Remember to use lots of persuasive techniques and images of the rides.

Reading tasks

Other topic tasks

-          Log in to Bug Club and read one of the texts at your book band colour.

-          Write a book review for a book you have read recently.  If you email these to the Year 5 email address, we can share your recommendations with other children.

-          Read to somebody else.  This might be in person, over the phone or by video call.

-          Write a prediction for what will happen next in the book you are reading and explain how you know.

-          Write down 10 things you have learnt so far from reading your book.

-          Use your research skills to produce a report on the festival of Easter.  Why and how is it celebrated?

-          Have a go at cooking your own fairground or theme park inspired food.  We will email you some suggestions.

-          Draw a design of or create a model of a theme park ride.  Send a photo to the Year 5 email address.

-          Use Google Earth or online maps to find the location of theme parks from around the world.  Create a table or map to show their locations.

You can email these tasks to the Year 5 team if you are able to.

Other useful links

Classroom Secrets Learning Packs - These packs are split into different year groups and include activities linked to reading, writing, maths and practical ideas you can do around the home.

Twinkl - to access these resources click on the link and sign up using your own email address and creating your own password. Use the offer code UKTWINKLHELPS.

Headteacherchat - This is a blog that has links to various learning platforms. Lots of these are free to access.

Some of our children have already produced some great things in their home learning.  We will add some examples as we receive them. 

Remember to email your completed work to the Year 5 email address.  If you are not receiving our emails, please contact the office with an updated email address.


Click here for Rayyan's report on Chessington World of Adventures.


Yoanna has been carrying out her own science experiments at home.
Yoanna's fantastic 3D drawing of a rollercoaster!
Yoanna's fantastic 3D drawing of a rollercoaster!
Check out Kamila's amazing optical illusion that she drew from scratch!
Check out Kamila's amazing optical illusion that she drew from scratch!

Click here to read Amber's book review. 

Do you have any recommendations for good books to read?

"The world's greatest rollercoaster of all time!" by Joshua
"The world's greatest rollercoaster of all time!" by Joshua

Amber's amazing rollercoaster poem


The Beast

We clamber aboard and strap our - selves in,

When will it begin?

A loud ROAR! From the creature.

Then …





We wait at the top,

The suspense in the air.

The beast has given us a right old scare!




SHRIEKING, Wind in hair!


Then it slows,

Like it knows it is the end-

It needs to get ready for bed!

By Amber.


General learning activities and useful links