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Hello, Year 5!

Here are this week’s learning activities.


This week we will be looking at Adding and subtracting fractions

You will find 4 lesson videos

  • Maths no Problem: page 139 and 140 Text Book B. You will be adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominator.
  • Activity sheets – there are some activity sheets attached that you can have a go at too.
  • My maths worksheet
  • Adding and subtracting pyramids work sheet
  • Remember when we add or subtract fractions the denominator (bottom number) stays the same as they are the same type of fraction. You then add of subtract the numerator (top number ) as this is how many of the fraction you have.
  • Game of the week! Check out this maths online game about adding fractions and is called FRUIT SPLAT!

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

 Maths resources 




Printable version below – click the link


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Printable version below – click the link





LO: to spell words correctly adverbials of place

Our weekly spellings are about adverbial of place

nearby, everywhere, nowhere, inside, downstairs, outside, upstairs, underneath, behind and somewhere

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. Remember to punctuate your sentences correctly.  Use commas to mark the pause after or before your adverbial phrase.


Behind the tall and twisted tree, Mary hid quietly and still, hoping that she would win the game.



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

Reading task: Over the next few weeks we are going to be reading the start of ‘Wonder ‘ by R.J Palicio.


Click below for a printable version

  • Read the opening chapter called Ordinary
  • Record down the who, what, where, when and why that you know from this page.
  • List the things that are ordinary and not ordinary about August.
  • What impressions do you get of how Via feels about August? Make sure you back up your answer with evidence.
  • Write out any words that are unfamiliar, find the meaning and record it down.

 Writing  – continued from last week

Write a story inspired by one of Hockney’s Paintings or feel free to finish Mr Morris


Mr Harris was supposed to be tidying up, but he wasn’t. He was bent over on his armchair snoring, with the cleaning products still sat in the utility cupboard, exactly where Mrs Harris had left them. A lamp with a dying bulb sat on top of a nest of tables; its flickering light casting a dying glow across the room. Suddenly the bulb exploded! Mr Harris jolted and looked round for what the noise could be as he thought he was home alone. His eyes fell on the lamp, the pull-chain still swinging to and fro. Mr Harris trudged into the kitchen to sought out a spare bulb. He unscrewed the old and put in a new one in its place, wincing as the harsh new light that attacked his eyes. When his sight settled, he looked over at the rug above his carpet. There was a lump and worse yet, it began to move …





Printable version below – click the link


Life Cycles All living things follow a life cycle specific to their species. Some are as short as a few hours or days while others last for hundreds of years. Because it is a cycle, there is no start or end point, but rather a continuous flow that includes fertilisation, birth, growth and reproduction. Some species produce offspring that are very similar to the adult form, such as mammals, birds and reptiles. Others produce a larval form that undergoes a complete metamorphosis before emerging as an adult form that is capable of reproduction.

Watch the following videos to see different types of life cycles:


TASK: Match the Young to the Adult.- see pdf link to the sheet




Task: Create your own life cycle spinner



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