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Year 5 Home Learning

While school is closed, daily and weekly tasks will be added to the year 5 class page for children to complete.

If you or your child have any questions or concerns please don't hesitate in contacting me via email, NGallagher@stcuth-wig.cumbria.sch.uk.

Happy Easter 




See you in two weeks my lovely's. Remember you can keep in touch with each other and me via email on PurpleMash. You can also send me pictures of yourselves and anything you have done that you would like to share. Take care Mrs G




Weekly spelling lists will be added to Spelling Shed every Tuesday.

Daily Writing Task

Superman's Dilemma


Website link: http://www.pobble365.com/

Story Starter

Despite being an incredibly brave, strong, life–saving phenomenon, even Superman had problems. He still loved his job; he still loved saving lives. Today he had already prevented many catastrophes, flying after a jumbo jet full of passengers that had been plummeting towards the earth at tremendous speed. Just before lunch, Superman had swooped in front of a moving truck to save a lost kitten. However, now…Superman needed help. He picked up his phone and began to dial…

Writing Task 

Can you continue the story about Superman’s dilemma? What could his problem be? Who might he be calling for help?

Extension Task

A parenthesis is a word or a phrase put into a sentence to give it more information.

Sometimes a parenthesis is in italics, sometimes it is in (brackets), sometimes there is a dash – and sometimes it has ‘inverted commas’ around it.

Parentheses are used to:

Explain what a difficult word means.

Show someone’s thoughts

Add extra information to help the reader

Emphasise a point

Can you use brackets to add extra information?

E.g. His cape (which was glossy and red) was bulletproof.

Grammar and Punctuation

Website linkhttps://www.spag.com/

This weeks SPaG tasks are:

1. Concise noun phrases

2. Grammar Test A


Comprehensions can be found in the CGP Year 5 Targeted Question book which was in the Home Learning Pack that was sent home. Comprehensions will be set weekly and answers will be posted on a Friday after 2pm.

This weeks comprehension is 'The Word Party'


Maths will be set daily. Remember to put your date in Roman Numerals and the LO for the day.

Friday 27 March 2020

Today I have sset you an arithmetic test, which is attached below. Work your way through it, no need to print it off just write the in your maths book, then mark it.


Earth and Space

Lesson 1 - Spherical Bodies

Work through the PowerPoint and evidence cards; explore the arguments for 'Flat Earth' vs 'Spherical Earth' then complete lesson 1 worksheets in the Earth and Space booklet provided in your Home Learning Pack.

For futher information follow the link below and watch the BBC Bitesize video called 'How do we know the Earth is Speherical?'

Link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zd3fb9q

Tasks posted on PurpleMash to complete: https://2simple.com/purple-mash/

1. Our Solar System

2. Planets Data Base Quiz



Lesson 1 - Mountains

Work through the 'Mountains' PowerPoint and complete:

1. Locating Mountains activity sheet

2. Mountain Fact Cards (height, country, continent of mountain/ mountain range specified)

These activities can be found in the 'Mountains' work booklet in your Home Learning Pack. Please use a range of resources (atlas, books, internet) to help you complete the tasks.

Tasks posted on PurpleMash to complete: https://2simple.com/purple-mash/

1. Mountains Quiz


Drawing with Mo Willems - watch the video and create your own masterpiece! 

Website: https://www.kennedy-center.org/globalassets/education/education-landing-page/mo-willems/day-05_mokc_super-bounce_v4.pdf to download activity.



It is so important that we keep active, fit and healthy - Joe Wicks, the Body Coach, has committed to post live work outs everyday on his YouTube channel at 9am - give it a go! Lets all come out of this fitter and stronger!

If you would like to try something different Oti Mabuse, from Strictly Come Dancing, is posting dance sessions. Try the one below, I have and enjoyed it.



Purple Mash is a great site for a lot of curriculum areas but particularly computing; I have set a coding task this week but feel free to explore and extend your computing skills.

Website link: https://2simple.com/purple-mash/


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