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Year 5 Home Learning

Welcome Year 5! You have worked so hard all year and we are really proud of the effort you have put in. So that you keep up the incredible things you have achieved so far, it is really important that you spend time every week day continuing with your work - that way you will really appreciate the weekends like before!

Below is home learning for week 1. Completion date is Friday 27th March (excluding European project - see details below)


The expectation is that you will be reading on a daily basis and that this should still be recorded in your Reading Record. We look forward to seeing what books you have read and the words that you have magpied.  

You also have a daily reading comprehension activity task to complete.  


We have two sets of spellings - one if you do main class spellings and another if you are in a spelling group. Both lists and activities can be found below.


This week, we would like you to write an explanation text. As we have been studying Fairtrade in our geography lessons, we would like you to research and explain the process of how coffee is made from bean to cup.  

Here are two videos to help you see the process: 

We would like you to think about cohesion, which means that your sentences and paragraphs flow from one to the next. To do this, we’d like you to think about using fronted adverbials to link one paragraph to the next. For example, one paragraph talking about the trees the beans grow on, and then the next paragraph beginning with the adverbial ‘Once the trees are fully grown, …' to refer to the previous paragraph.  

Here is your toolkit: fronted adverbials, relative clauses, the three types of parenthesis, present tense, an introducing and closing paragraph, and a formal style of writing (rather than a chatty, informal style). 

Could you also challenge yourself by briefly including a different genre of writing in your explanation text? For example, introducing and including an extract from a diary entry of a farmer working with coffee beans, to show the reader what life is like from a first-hand point of view. 



We are moving from decimals on to percentages this week. 

Maths No Problem Textbook and Workbook pages are below. They are labelled Day 1 to Day 5. The answers are also attached. Mark your work with an adult.   

We would also like you to log on to Mathletics where your teachers will be setting you tasks and activities to do.  


The topic we would like you to visit/revise is Life Cycles: 

For your learning, we would like you to:  

  • Research the differences in the life cycles of mammals, amphibians, insects and bird.  
  • Create a fact file for each life cycle showing their differences.   

Please find below a link to Twinkl which has lots of examples of fact files which you could print or use as inspiration:  


Key Stage 2 –Europe Project. Please see below. This is an ongoing project that should be added to each week.     


There are lots of websites and Youtube channels which will give you fun ideas and activities to stay fit and healthy over this period. We have recommended a few below:  

  • 5 Minute Move | Kids Workout 2 | The Body Coach TV - YouTube  
  • Yoga



All of the Maths No Problem! sheets are below. If you have been in a 'maths group' this year, we would like you to give the below sheets a go. If you are unsure however, there are some revision sheets below that you can complete instead of the Maths No Problem! work if you need to.

Maths No Problem!: /docs/Year_5_Maths_Week_1.docx

Maths group (if needed): /docs/Year_5__Maths_group_week_1.docx


Your lists and activities can be found here: /docs/Year_5_Spellings_week_1.docx


Your daily comprehensions can be found here: /docs/Year_5_Reading_Comprehension_Week_1.pdf

If anyone is finding the reading comprehensions too difficult, slightly easier activities can be found here. Choose a few to complete each week: /docs/


 This geography project is ongoing and we would you to add to it weekly. Please find the details attached here: /docs/Year_5_European_Project_KS2.docx

Additional Needs/Differentiated Learning

The information is repeated so you may have found it in the above but this section is to very clearly show parents where to find the work at differentiated levels.

Maths: /docs/Year_5__Maths_group_week_1.docx

Spellings: /docs/Year_5_Spellings_week_1.docx

Reading: /docs/

Writing: 'Clicker' is a program used for children when writing if they need some additional support with mainly spellings. We have received the below information from the company, which may help with your children's work at home:

Thank you for your request for free home access to Clicker, which we hope will be of help to you during this difficult period. Your unique Clicker 8 serial number is:




This will give you an initial six weeks of free access for all pupils and staff, but we can extend this for you at a later date if required. Go to for all the information you need to get started, including installation instructions and helpful hints for getting the most out of the software.  I would also recommend that you join our Facebook group, where there will always be someone on hand if you have any Clicker questions or ideas to share