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Hello, Year 5!

Hope you are all ok.

Here are this week’s learning activities.


LO:To calculate perimeter

This week we will be looking at perimeter.

Remember that perimeter is the distance all the way around a shape.

  • Look on Click on Summer week 3
  • You will find a maths lesson videos on perimeter ( lesson 4) that you can watch and click on the activities for the tasks.
  • Complete the activity sheet that goes with the lesson
  • Maths no Problem: Chapter 12 worksheet 1 to, page 131 – p138 Perimeter
  • Tasks: you can draw your own rectangles and shapes- calculate the perimeter
  • Look around your house for rectangles or other shapes with straight edges and use a ruler to measure the sides. Draw them out, label them and calculate the perimeters. It could be a chopping board, your dining table, a book, a table mat or even your bed! What is the largest perimeter you calculated?  Here is one that I did of the book we are reading!


Here are some reminders about how to calculate perimeter.


  • Game of the week! Check out this maths online game about perimeter

Click on the game called ‘ perimeter of regular figures’

  • TT Rockstars – continue with your daily access to TT Rockstars.
  • Numbots – maths games and activities



LO: to retrieve and record information from a text

Continue to enjoy reading!  You can access bug club each day, earn coins and play games.

Reading task: Read chapter One from the extract. It is from ‘The Explorer’ by Katherine Rundall.




If you are having trouble accessing it then use any book you have at home and you can still complete some of the tasks below.


  • Highlight the who, what, where, when and why and brainstorm this information.
  • Write about Fred’s feelings throughout the chapter. Back your ideas up with evidence .
  • Highlight any unfamiliar words and find their meaning.
  • How can you tell that the pilot has been taken ill? Support your answer with evidence.
  • What 2 impression’s do you get of the pale girl with blonde hair so far in the story? Give evidence from the text.
  • Predict what you think might happen next.



LO: to spell words correctly with the letter string ‘ough’

Our weekly spelling pattern for this week is: the letter string ‘ough’

though   although   dough   doughnut   through   cough   trough   rough   tough   enough

Learn your spellings and get someone at home to test you.

Tasks to help you learn your spellings:

  • Write them out is different colours
  • Spelling pyramids
  • Write them with your non-dominant hand
  • Look, cover, write and check
  • Split into their sounds and syllables
  • Make sure you know the meanings
  • Put them into a sentence



Write a newspaper article, suggesting how Alexander T Wolf is a victim of unfortunate circumstances – he never intended on killing the pigs! Use the information below to help you with this. 

Newspaper Parts
Jury Script PDF


Science –  Plants

L.O. To understand the process of insect pollination

Do you remember when you learnt about plants in year 3?  You drew and labelled the parts of a plant and explained the function of each part, e.g. stem, leaves etc.  Quickly draw a flowering plant and explain why each part is important, if you have a flowering plant at home you could use this instead.

Now we are going to think about how flowering plants reproduce and make new plants, by the process of pollination.

Pollination is the transfer of pollen from the male part of the flower called the anther, to the female part of a flower called the stigma.  Pollination is a very important part of the life cycle of plants and they cannot produce seeds unless they are pollinated.

Use the link below to find out more information about pollination and plants

How pollination occurs

  1. Insects are attracted to a flower by its bright petals and fragrance.
  2. The inset lands on the flower to collect nectar.
  3. The inset rubs against the anthers, which rub pollen onto the insect.
  4. The insect then moves to another flower.
  5. As it feeds on the new flower, the pollen for the anther (male part of the flower) lands on  the stigma of the new flower (female reproductive part of the flower)
  6. The pollen travels down the style of the flower into the ovary.
  7. The ovary of the flower will turn into seeds which will them be dispersed to become new plants.



  1. Find out the function of each of the parts of the flowering plant as shown above.
  2. Design a poster to explain the process of insect pollination.
  3. Research different types of pollination.
  4. If you have a flowering plant at home, see if you can identify the different parts on the Flower.




Canyons and Valleys

The aim of this lesson is to build on the pupils’ understanding of the physical landscape in the USA.

  1. Watch a time lapse video of different landscapes in the USA.
  2. Look at the images of the Grand Canyon included on the PowerPoint Canyons, valleys and plains (see downloadable resources).
  3. Discuss/write down ideas of how this might be formed.
  4. Watch this video to explore how the Grand Canyon formed
  5. What different features of the canyon are mentioned?
  6. How would you describe the Grand Canyon
  7. Download a panoramic map of the Grand Canyon.
  8. Go to NPS website
  9. Examine further photographs of the Grand Canyon in the PowerPoint Canyons, valleys and plains (see downloadable resources) and explore the features of the Grand Canyon
  10. As a group discussion, ask pupils to think about places and interesting areas they have visited that have also been made, or affected by erosion. Document these answers on the whiteboard. What can be the impact of erosion on physical environments?
Canyons Valleys Plains


Take care and let us know what you’ve been up to by sending in your photos to [email protected]

Mrs French and Mr Morris