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Year 5 Home Learning - Week 6

Hello and welcome back to week 6 of summer 2 home learning.  You have all done some amazing work during this time away from school.  I have been really impressed with how engaged you have been with your home learning.  


English.  This week we are looking at biographies.   You will explore the features of a biography and then plan and write a biography. 

Lesson 1: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/read-example-text-reading-comprehension-983dac

Lesson 2: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/read-example-text-reading-comprehension-2443eb

Lesson 3: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/read-the-example-and-identify-key-features-e2f1e2

Lesson 4: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/spag-focus-b2bdf1

Lesson 5: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-use-key-features-in-order-to-write-own-composition-08ee6f


Spellings.  Words ending in -al, converting nouns and verbs into adjectives. Your 10 words are below.  Learn them over the week and ask your lovely parents to test you later in the week.  I have added a link to loads of activities to support you with learning the words.

musical, political, accidental, mathematical, functional, tropical, professional, central, global, industrial.

Handwriting sheet

Activity sheet

Spelling list

look, say, cover, write, check




Reading comprehension tasks.  I have added a selection of activities linked to an ebook called, 'Firebird'.  Try to read the text and complete the activities off the activity plan.  This week is part 3.


Activity plan

Example story map

Mythical creatures activity

Persuading activity

Princess Helena's song ideas

Revising possessive apostrophes activity

Story map

Synonyms activity


Maths.  Exploring 2D and 3D shape.  Looking at reflection and translation.  Access the video links at the start of each lesson, watch and listen to the teacher explaining the method.  Complete the worksheet and go through the answers with your parents.

Video Links: https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Year-5-Summer-Week-11.pdf

Lesson 1: https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Lesson-1-Regular-and-irregular-polygons.pdf

Answers for lesson 1

Lesson 2: https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Lesson-2-Reasoning-about-3D-shapes.pdf

Answers for lesson 2

Lesson 3: https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Lesson-3-Reflection.pdf

Answers for lesson 3

Lesson 4: https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Lesson-4-Translation.pdf

Answers for lesson 4


Science: This week I would like you to continue to have LOADS of fun with these exciting science and engineering challenges from the engineers at Dyson (the hoover people!)

During the week I would like you to have a go at another 1 science challenge and another 1 of the engineering challenges. They are lots of fun. I have been having at go at some of them with my children at home.  I would also like you to use the sheets below to write up your investigations.  Please send me lots of pictures of your investigating. Enjoy!

Dyson Science and Engineering Challenges Booklet

Science write up sheet


Topic:  For this last part of your European study, I would like you to compare your European country with another country in South America.  You can pick the country in South America and produce a comparisons poster, PowerPoint or film about the 2 countries.

Try to include:

Differences or similarities in the language

Differences or similarities in the people

Differences of similarities in the landscape

Differences or similarities in the buildings structure/materials/design

Differences or similarities in the religion

Differences or similarities in the climate

Add photos, labelled diagrams, pictures and text in your work.


French:  People in your family.  This week I would like you to find out the French words for different people in your family (mum, dad, brother, sister etc).  Watch the video and have a go at the activities to help you.

Family members video



Word search


 RE:  What Jesus did to save us?  Another story from the Old Testament, Daniel and the Lions.  How does this story from the Bible make you feel?  How does the story relate to our world today?  What did Daniel do to protect himself?  How can prayer help us all in our world today?  Create your own prayer to God about keeping us safe.

Daniel and the Lions video