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Friday 22nd January

Maths - live on teams at 9am

Today we will be looking at a range of fraction puzzles and problems.  

We will solve some together and then you can try solving some on your own. 

Red - Ms Carter

Blue - Mr Murray

Green - Mrs Ahmed/ Mr Garlick

Kinglet choose the colour maths group you are.


Literacy - live on teams at 11am

Grammar Starter: LBQ Relative clause  

Join using the code below.


Main Lesson: Today you will be editing your report. Use the checklist to see if you have included all the features. Then go over and check for punctuation and grammar. Once you have checked these, use a dictionary to check you have spelt the tricky words correct. Don’t forget we will be looking for relative clauses and fronted adverbials in your work too! Use the powerpoint below (Friday Literacy) to help you. 


Nature Studies- live on teams at 1pm

We will be looking at how animals are adapted to live in their climates. You will then be creating your own animal which will be adapted to live in space!

Use the powerpoint (Friday Nature Studies) to give you some ideas of how animals are adapted to live in their environments complete the attached worksheet too.


Independent tasks:


We have been going through a lot of change recently. When things do it can make us upset. Sometimes we can do things to manage this change but sometimes we cannot and its ok!

Today we would like you to list some examples of things that you can change (things in your control) and some things that you can’t change (things outside your control).

Use the sheet (Friday PSHE) to jot your findings or note them down in your book.


Follow along with Tock, we’re sure you’ve missed seeing her! Catch her here!


For our French lessons we will be learning various things. This week we will be learning the names of the planets in French. Watch this video and Ms Zanon will help you learn how to pronounce them! There's also a worksheet below for you to compete. 

Get moving!

Today let's try the video game workout!

Happy Calendar!

Take a look at today's date for an activity to spread happiness! 


Remember to email your work to the following addresses:

Year 5 Group A:

Year 5 Group B: 


Thursday 21st January

Maths - live on teams at 9am

Today, you will be working on an LBQ task. 

Red - Ms Carter

Blue - Mr Murray

Green - Mrs Ahmed/ Mr Garlick

Kinglet choose the colour maths group you are.

Literacy - live on teams at 11am

Grammar Starter

Main Lesson: Today you will continue to write your notes into paragraphs. You will complete your report, focusing on two or three more sub-headings. Remember we are trying to show off our skills writing relative clauses, so see how many of your sentences can include them. 

Remember to use fronted adverbials and check the checklist to see if you have included everything. Use the powerpoint below (Thursday Literacy) to help you. 


Science - live on teams at 1pm

To continue our scientific discovery of all things space, today we will discover the magical journey that is DAY AND NIGHT. Work through the powerpoint at the bottom of this page.

Independent tasks:

Chapter 6 reading activity

Read the chapter on your own and think of some questions to ask others about it. Send them to us  here.


Try block coding, level 3, Snail vs Spider.

Get moving!

Today let's try the Fortnite dance workout! 

Happy Calendar!

Take a look at today's date for an activity to spread happiness! 

Wednesday 20th January

Maths - live on teams at 9am

Today, you will be working on an LBQ task. Lets see how well you can use all the multiplication and division skills you have learnt so far to answer the questions on the LBQ task. Use the code below to start.

Red - Ms Carter

Blue - Mr Murray

Green - Mrs Ahmed/ Mr Garlick

Kinglet choose the colour maths group you are.

Literacy - live on teams at 11am

Grammar Starter: Can you remember some relative pronouns? Go through the simple sentences and improve them by adding in some relative clauses.

Main Lesson: Today we will write our notes into paragraphs. Just focus on two of the paragraphs. Remember we are trying to show off our skills writing relative clauses, so see how many of your sentences can include them. 

Remember to use fronted adverbials and check the checklist to see if you have included everything. Use the powerpoint below (Wednesday Literacy) to help you. 


Topic / Art - live on teams at 1pm

Have a look at Starry Night by Van Gogh. Here are some facts about him. You can also use the powerpoint below (Wednesday Art). 

Today you are being asked to recreate your own version of Starry Night. You can use any medium you want: 

Colouring pencils 




Interpretative dance 

What aspects of the piece most stand out to you? 

What about it makes it so recognisable? 

What view do you think you could use to recreate it? 


Independent tasks:

Chapter 5 reading activity

Today we would like you to read Chapter 5 of Jamie Drake. You will find this chapter attached at the bottom labelled 'Jamie Drake Chapter 5'. 

Can you make up some questions to ask others about this chapter? Be ready to share them tomorrow!


What would you do? 

An alien asks you to join them on a trip through the universe, you'll experience amazing things, but won't be coming back to earth. Would you go? Why? Why not? Write an answer to this question and be ready to share it in our afternoon lesson tomorrow. 


Get moving!

We hope yesterday's Harry Potter's moves got you moving around. 

Today lets try the Jedi workout! 


Happy Calendar!

Take a look at today's date for an activity to spread happiness! 


Remember to email your work to the following addresses:

Year 5 Group A:

Year 5 Group B: 


Tuesday 19th January

Maths - live on teams at 9am

Today, you will be rounding numbers in order to estimate multiplication and division sums.

Red - Ms Carter

Blue - Mr Murray

Green - Mrs Ahmed/ Mr Garlick

Kinglet choose the colour maths group you are.


Literacy - live on teams at 11am

Grammar starter - watch the video on relative clauses and work through the quizzes.

Main lesson - you are organising your notes and adding to your research. Use the powerpoint to help you.

Topic - live on teams at 1pm

Diving deeper, or rather higher, into our geography lessons, today you will look at the towering physical feature that is mountains. Lots of activities to do on Espresso so check on Teams for the log in if you haven't got it written in your journal. 

Independent tasks:

Alien Comic

Time to get intergalactically creative. Today we want you to draw what you think an alien might look like. Draw a picture, and then imagine they have shown up to your Moon or Mars base.  

What are they doing there?  

Are they friend or foe? What do they sound like?  

Can they understand you?  

Can you understand them? 

Make a short comic strip, to show what happens.

Get Moving!

Complete this short Harry Potter themed work out!

Happy Calendar!

Take a look at today's date for an activity to spread happiness! 


Remember to email your work to the following addresses:

Year 5 Group A:

Year 5 Group B: 

Monday 18th January

Maths - live on teams at 9am

Looking this week at mastering our skills in multiplication and division today we’ll recap what skills we need for both operations.

Red - Ms Carter

Blue - Mr Murray

Green - Mrs Ahmed/ Mr Garlick

Kinglet choose the colour maths group you are.


Literacy - live on teams at 11am

Task 1: Handwriting: This week we will be focusing on our 'ake' joins.

Can you think of different words ending in 'ake'. Try finding words that you don't often use. Look up the meaning of the word if your unsure and then use your best handwriting joins to write these words.

Task 2: In literacy this week we will be looking at one of the planets in our Solar System in detail and making notes in order to write a non-chronological report. 

Science 1 - live on teams at 1pm

Today we will be exploring about one of the most important factors that goes into our planets ability to have life on it: orbit. tune into the lesson to see a demonstration and then do the task. if you have a printer there is a resource below that you can print to make your own model.

Independent tasks:

Lifeskills Wellbeing Activity

Use the PSHE keeping calm sheet below and fill the clouds in with things that make you feel calm. 

Creative Writing

Write a short piece of creative writing about what landing on your base on the Moon or Mars. What happened when they landed? Was the base already there or did it have to get built? What does it do? Use your picture or model to help describe the setting in amazing detail. 


Remember to email your work to the following addresses:

Year 5 Group A:

Year 5 Group B: 

Friday 15th January

Maths - live on teams at 9am

TTRockstars and some math games to finish our week.

Red - Ms Carter

Blue - Mr Murray

Green - Mrs Ahmed & Mr Garlick

Kinglet choose the colour maths group you are.

Literacy - live on teams at 11am

Task 1: Handwriting

Task 2: Literacy task: We will be editing our article. You need to make sure you are thinking about your audience and engaging them. Challenge: make a glossary to explain your technical language. Use the template below to help layout your work.

There is also an extra task to do with Jamie Drake available below.

PSHE - live on teams at 1pm

Use the Mindfulness Journal to take time to reflect on your emotions. This is a time to stop and listen to ourselves. Take a few minutes a day to stop and just breath, listen to your heart and clear your mind of the daily distractions.

Independent Task

PE with Joe Wicks

Star Wars Workout. Are you on the Light Side of the Jedi or the Dark Side of the Sith?

Don't forget about reading on MyOn! Check out your class page to see who our Home Readers of the week are and if you've been able to climb the ladder to the next Millionair Star! 

Thursday 14th January

Maths - live on teams at 9am

Today we will be working on word problems. Scroll down and work on the colour group for your maths activities.

Red - Ms Carter

Blue - Mr Murray

Green - Mrs Ahmed & Mr Garlick

Kinglet choose the colour maths group you are.

Literacy - live on teams at 11am

Task 1: Word Power

Task 2: Literacy task: We will be editing our article. You need to make sure you are thinking about your audience and engaging them. Challenge: make a glossary to explain your technical language.

Comprehension - live on teams at 1pm

The Jamie Drake Equation- Make a shutter book: this foldable book is a great way to show your understanding of the story so far. Think about the characters you have met; who are they? What's going on? What has happened? What might happen in the next chapters?

Independent Task

Music: You will be using Chrome music lab to create some space sounds. Focus on rhythm and compose your own piece of space music.


Wednesday 13th January

Maths - live on teams at 9am

Today we will be working on using rounding to estimate answers in word problems. Scroll down and work on the colour group for your maths activities.

Red - Ms Carter

Blue - Mr Murray

Green - Mrs Ahmed & Mr Garlick

Kinglet choose the colour maths group you are.

The LBQ looks at word problems, enjoy.

Literacy - live on teams at 11am

Task 1: Word Power

Task 2: Literacy task: We will begin to use our notes to start writing our article. Look our for connectives and the tone of the piece as well as technical vocabulary.

You could even log on to MyOn and try finding some books about astronauts.

Check out the video about living on the ISS too!


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Comprehension - live on teams at 1pm

The Jamie Drake Equation - Chapter 3

Independent tasks:

Art: Design a moon/ mars base. Materials/ location/ special equipment/ size/ shape. Have a look at some of the links below for ideas on how to design it.

Use recycled bits to build the station if you have any. You dont have to finish this today!

There are episodes of The Planets from BBCiPlayer that we watched on Tuesday here.

Tuesday 12th January

Maths - live on teams at 9am

Today we will be working on estimating and addition. Scroll down and work on the colour group for your maths activities.

Red - Ms Carter

Blue - Mr Murray

Green - Mrs Ahmed & Mr Garlick

Kinglet choose the colour maths group you are.

The LBQ looks at word problems, enjoy.

Literacy - live on teams at 11am

Task 1: Word Power

Task 2: Literacy task: We will look at our notes from yesterday and plan our magazine article that we will write the rest of the week, we will also gather more information to put in under our subheadings.

You could even log on to MyOn and try finding some books about astronauts.

Topic - live on teams at 1pm

Longitude and Latitude: How do we know where things are on the Earth? Today we will look at how the Earth is split up into Longitude and latitude and how that helps us.

Check out the BBC website to explore a bit more. Challenge yourself with the quiz too!

Independent tasks:

At 2pm on BBC2 is a program about the planets with Professor Brian Cox. Watch this show and see how many new facts about the planets you have discovered. Which is the most interesting fact you learnt that you would share with your class?

Coding on Discovery Espresso. Remember to screen shot you progress and tell us what you have done at each stage.

MyOn Space project.

Monday 11th January

Maths - live on teams at 9am

Today we will be working on addition and subtraction. Scroll down and work on the colour group for your maths activities.

Red - Ms Carter

Blue - Mr Murray

Green - Mrs Ahmed

Kinglet choose the colour maths group you are.

If you fancy a challenge, use the lbq starter lesson to push your addition and subtraction skills.


Literacy - live on teams at 11am

Task 1: Handwriting: This week we will be focusing on our 'ed' joins.

Can you think of different words ending in 'ed'. Try finding words that you don't often use. Look up the meaning of the word if your unsure and then use your best handwriting joins to write these words.

Task 2: Literacy task: Today you will be researching the life of an astronaut! Use the fact sheets and powerpoint below and find out useful information about how astronauts survive and live up in space! 

You could even log on to MyOn and try finding some books about astronauts.

Science - live on teams at 1pm

The Solar System

Task 1: Your first task today will be to research the planets. Use this amazing site to find out more about all the planets in our solar system. You can also download the planet fact cards from the list below to help you.

When writing out your note use the planet note sheet to help you organise your writing. (Don't worry if you cannot print it out, just use the same layout in your exercise books.) 

Task 2: Learn the planets in order by creating a mnemonic.


A mnemonic is a way of remembering something. We can make a sentence out of the first letter of each word in a sequence to help us remember it.

For example, we can remember how to spell ‘because’ by remembering the mnemonic: Big Elephants Can Always Understand Small Elephants.

Independent tasks:

Lifeskills Wellbeing Activity

Use the PSHE keeping calm sheet below and fill the clouds in with things that make you feel calm. 

Mission to Mars Scavenger Hunt

Why not complete an amazing Mars scavenger hunt by following this link

Make, create and play!

Why not create a fabulous comet on a stick by following these instructions! Don't forget to take a picture of your comet and email it to us!  


Remember to email your work to the following addresses:

Year 5 Group A:

Year 5 Group B: 

Friday 8th January

Maths - live on teams at 9am

Log onto LBQ and choose the task for your group.

Red - Ms Carter

Blue - Mr Murray

Green - Mrs Ahmed

Kinglet choose the colour maths group you are.

Literacy - live on teams at 11am

Word Power: Try and write a definition for all of the word power words.

Today, you will be writing your own transcript of the Major Tom's mission to space! Work through the powerpoint, using the examples to help you.

Art - live on teams at 1pm

Constellation Lore and Art. 

Explore the night sky here, you can see what stars and constellations are where you are!

Next have a go at copying the stars and lines to represent one of the constellations. Then create your own constellation. Take a photo of your work to email in.

Independent tasks:


Compose some music using Google music Lab  to this  video of Space. 

Scientific Research

Use this website to research constellations. Make a poster on what you find out, be ready to share with the class next week.

Nature Studies

Today and over the weekend, make sure you go out in nature and explore your local area! Take time to stare at a tree, count how many birds you see, breathe in the fresh air and stare at the clouds! Obviously make sure you are socially distancing whilst you are out.


Bonjour Year 5! This term we are going to start our topic of sports and hobbies. 

  1. Look at the image above and match up the picture with each sport. Look in the online dictionary WordReference I showed you in class for the words you don’t know (No google translate please!!) I would like you to put them in 2 categories: masculine and feminine. Le is the masculine for the and la is the feminine. You could do it as a list with the French and English translation or as poster with the sports in French and a picture.  

  1. Add at least 3 more sports in French to your list. Use the dictionary, look at the translation in French and gender (masculine or feminine) and add the correct ‘the’ (le for masculine and la for feminine) in front of the sport. Although in English you don’t use ‘the’ in front of sports, we do need it in French! 

Merci Year 5, I will be giving house points for the best pieces of work. Mademoiselle Zanon.


Remember to email your work to the following addresses:

Year 5 Group A:

Year 5 Group B: 

Thursday 7th January

Maths - live on teams at 9am

Log onto LBQ and choose the task for your group.

Red - Ms Carter

Blue - Mr Murray

Green - Mrs Ahmed

Kinglet choose the colour maths group you are.


Literacy - live on teams at 11am

Starter: Go through today's powerpoint for adverbs and adverbials. Then work through the activity on slide 6. 

Word Power: Do You know what the words mean? Try finding out the meaning of the words and then looking for some synonyms. 

Then, today's lesson will be about script writing! Work through the powerpoint and identify the features of a script. Then read through the actual transcript of Apollo 11's mission using this site! How cool is that?! Then complete the activities on slide 10. 

PSHE - live on teams at 1pm

Work through the slides and then choose one of the NHS well-being words (from the picture below) to make a pledge about how you will look after yourself during the lockdown.

For example: Be Active: I will go for a walk at lunchtime, everyday. 

Other Independent Tasks:

Computing: Have a go at the block coding on the Espresso coding page.

Work through Level 2 under block coding. 

Log in details:

Username: student20709

Password: Mission2020


Plank Challenge. How long can you hold a plank for? Try each day to see if you can double your original time. 

Individual skill work: 

Use a small ball such as a tennis ball, or a balled-up pair of socks see how many times you can bounce it between your hands. What about one hand, to challenge yourself try your non dominant hand. 



Monday 23rd November


Converting units of metric measure. Today will be focused on converting from cm to mm and mm to cm. 


Look at the chart, to convert from cm to mm we must times it by 10.

To convert 13cm to mm we have to multiply by 10. 13x10=130, so 13cm is 130mm. 


Look at the chart, to convert from mm to cm we must divide it by 10.

To convert 185mm to mm we have to divide by 10. 185/10=18.5, so 185mm is 18.5mm. 


Fill in the missing values in this table, use a place value chart to help you multiply and divide by 10. Then measure some things in your house if you have a ruler or measuring tape and convert those. (If you don't have a ruler you can estimate some values of things and convert those.)



This week we will be writing a story about our mythical creature that you created last week. Start by trying to re draw your creature and all of the features you can remember. Then, using the slides in the pdf to guide you, plan your story today. As it is Literacy week, and our theme is Harry Potter, we will create a story of Harry fighting your fearsome mythical beast.


Watch this for an idea of how your story might go:

The setting will be the forbidden forest, if you have a device with access to Youtube, you can use these interactive videos:

The middle will be Harry finding your beast, think about why he is in the forest and why he might need to defeat the beast.

The end will be Harry fighting and defeating the beast, how does he do it, some trickery or magic? 

Our stories will be from Harry's point of view and you don't need to worry about any speech.



Download the Greek column sheet and have a go at replicating the design of the Greek columns, if you can't print don't worry, use it as a guide to draw your own from scratch. Use a ruler if you want, if and try to add some shading.


Tuesday 24th November


Continuing with converting units of measure, today you will be converting between km and m. There are 1000 metres in a kilometre. That means we need to multiply by 1000 to get from kilometres to metres and divide by 1000 to get from metres to kilometres.  

Use the chart for todays lesson and fill it in using a place value chart to do your calculations.  




Today you will write up part one of your chapter. Remember this is using the notes you made on the setting. Think about how to describe the journey into the forest and Harry’s thoughts and feelings on that journey. Where might Harry be going? Why is he there? 

Use the slides attached to help you. 

Don’t forget to send a picture of your work to us at 


Tri Wizard Tournament Board game: 

This week we will be making a Harry Potter Themed board game to practice some literacy skills. Use the document as a guide and think of some questions to ask. Use a real or digital dictionary to help you. All of the instructions are in the document, so get creative and have fun! 


Wednesday 25th November


Today you will be converting from metres to centimetres and from centimetres to metres. Looking at the chart you can see that the magic number is 100. There are 100 centimetres in one metre. So to go from metres to centimetres you multiply by 100. To convert from centimetres to m you divide by 100. 




Moving on with our story you will not introduce the creature to the setting. Think about how to use noun phrases, relative clauses and prepositional phrases to add more detail. Instead of ‘the monster walked’ you could write ‘the gruesome monster walked with pace on the damp tree roots.’ 

Use the slides to guide you and write a really interesting piece about why the characters are there and how they found each other. 


Odysseus Chapter 6: 






Have a go at learning about the gestation periods of these animals. We are learning about how different animals grow, animals grow a lot during this period. Why do you think some take longer than others?  


Thursday 26th November


Today there are some worded questions involving all of the converting we have been working on this week. 



Finally you can describe the battle between harry and the great mythical beast. Focus on the spells that he may use, or how he is going to outwit the creature. Remember to use the setting to help you, can Harry climb the trees or use the darkness to his advantage? 


Odysseus Chapter 7: 




Do these activities from our NewsWise project. 


Friday 27th November

English: Edit your writing from the last few daysRead through your story and make any edits that you think might be necessary. Use a dictionary to check spellings and maybe a thesaurus to develop some of the vocabulary.  

Maths: Log-on to you TT Rockstars account and check the timetables set for you


PE with Joe: 

Pick any workout video and work out along with it.  



Wednesday 21st October:

Maths: Convert ml to l and interpret the blank scale for capacity. Questions on capacity.

Writing: Complex Sentences:

Topic: Learning By Questions available all day on Sumerian Comprehension. The code will be e-mailed to parents individually.


Thursday 22nd October:

Maths: Think about the volume of these 3d shapes. If each cube is 1cmhow much would each be worth. Remember to count the hidden ones!

Writing: Word meaning and understanding:

Topic: Use Espresso to research simple machines. There is a video and some pictures of different uses for them. Try to find some examples of them around your home.


Friday 23rd October:

PE: Use a workout from Youtube like Joe Wicks and see which exercises you found easy and which you found tricky, try and work extra on the tricky ones.

TT Rockstars

Myon Reading Project.

Computing: Think about what we have learnt in computing this half term, permission and terms & conditions, safe passwords, technology and sleep and advertising, and pick one to turn into some advice for someone. Imagine it is the tagline for a new advert like the ones we made earlier in the year.



Welcome to the final week of the term.

We have some more fitness challenges for you and some revision of our work this year.

Friday 16th July

Today please write a 15 page essay detailing your time in year 5.




Just kidding! Have a great day enjoy to weather and have fun with your family!

Thursday 16th July


Challenge 1:

1. Write out the alphabet.

2. Give each letter a value starting with a=£1, b=£2, c=£3 up to z=£26.

3. How much is your first name worth? And your last name?

4. How much is your teacher’s name worth?

5. What would be the most expensive day of the week? 

6. Which year 5 class is the most expensive? 

7. If vowels are worth double money, how much is your first and last name worth in total?

Challenge 2: 

Digital Roots

Investigate how to check calculations using the digital root.

Step 1: Write down four 2-digit numbers and find the digital root of each 2-digit number.

e.g. 23, 46, 91, 35.

23 ------ 2 + 3 = 5

46 ------ 4 + 6 = 10 1 + 0 = 1

91 ------ 9 + 1 = 10 1 + 0 = 1

35 ------ 3 + 5 = 8

Step 2: Find total of the digital roots e.g. 5 + 1 + 1 + 8 = 15 then 1 + 5 = 6

Step 3: Then add the four 2-digit numbers together. e.g. 23 + 46 + 91 + 35 = 195

Step 4: Find the digital root of the total. e.g. 1 + 9 + 5 = 15 then 1 + 5 = 6

Do the two digital roots from step 2 and step 4 match up? Is this sometimes or always? Investigate by creating your own sets of four two-digit numbers!

Class Party

This afternoon would have been our class party, so we think you should also have a bit of a celebration. 

Here's a playlist on Youtube you can use. Have a bit fo a dance party and enjoy!


Wednesday 15th July


Have a go at some more division turning the remainders into fractions and decimals if you can.

Bell Pepper


Ghost Pepper

  1. 35 ÷ 3 =
  2. 335 ÷ 8 =
  3. 83 ÷ 5 =
  4. 45 ÷ 2 =
  5. 245 ÷ 8 =
  6. 153 ÷ 6 =
  7. 284 ÷ 6 =
  8. 149 ÷ 4 =
  9. 73 ÷ 5 =
  10. 134 ÷ 5 =
  1. 4918 ÷ 5 =
  2. 4162 ÷ 5 =
  3. 2369 ÷ 4 =
  4. 5125 ÷ 7 =
  5. 5400 ÷ 9 =
  6. 4388 ÷ 6 =
  7. 4856 ÷ 7 =
  8. 3860 ÷ 5 =
  9. 2553 ÷ 5 =
  10. 1721 ÷ 2 =
  1. 908 ÷ 12 =
  2. 747 ÷ 17 =
  3. 534 ÷ 14 =
  4. 836 ÷ 16 =
  5. 262 ÷ 12 =
  6. 870 ÷ 12 =
  7. 964 ÷ 14 =
  8. 1125 ÷ 14 =
  9. 1107 ÷ 17 =
  10. 1553 ÷ 19 =



Now that you have had a go at summarising one of the books from this year, have a go at making a movie trailer for it!  Storyboard out your idea and then see if you can film it using a device, or just act it out. You could also make your idea into a comic strip. Use anyone in your household or some toys for stand in characters. 


Have a go at this weeks MG Art Club Challenge. This week's theme is Two Tone. Have a go at the task and send us in your projects!

Tuesday 14th July


Today you will be looking at how to show the remainder from a division problem in a different way. This will use some of your division facts and also your fraction and decimal knowledge. 

Oak National Academy

Have a go at these questions too:

Bell Pepper


Ghost Pepper

 1) 35 ÷ 2 =

2) 58 ÷ 3 =

3) 62 ÷ 5 =

4) 94 ÷ 4 =

5) 79 ÷ 6 =

6) 91 ÷ 3 =

7) 87 ÷ 4 =

8) 59 ÷ 5 =

9) 83 ÷ 4 =

10) 47 ÷ 3 =

1) 51 ÷ 6 =

2) 34 ÷ 8 =

3) 83 ÷ 6 =

4) 53 ÷ 7 =

5) 75 ÷ 8 =

6) 751 ÷8 =

7) 491÷ 3 =

8) 574 ÷ 4 =

9) 591÷ 5 =

10) 127 ÷ 4 =

1) 855 ÷ 7 =

2) 382 ÷ 9 =

3) 417 ÷ 6 =

4) 273 ÷ 5 =

5) 979 ÷ 8 =

6) 858 ÷ 7 =

7) 331 ÷ 4 =

8) 553 ÷ 7 =

9) 456 ÷ 6 =

10) 330 ÷ 8 =


Have a got at these LBQ tasks:

Then pick one of the books we have read this year and try to summarise it. Try not to use more than one or two paragraphs. Then see if you can put it into a story mountain. Remember they may have more that one 'Problem' with different 'Resolutions', imagine this to be a few mountains that make up one mountain range for the whole book.


Speaking of mountains, have a go at these tasks on Discovery Espresso about mountains. We looked briefly at these earlier this year. Have a look at the videos then do some of the activities about the formation of mountains and the different peaks across the continents. 


Two new exercises for you. How did you get on yesterday with the press up and crunches? Did you try all fo the techniques to challenge yourself?

Today you have squats and burpees!

Monday 13th July


Today the Oak National Academy lesson is on crossing through zero. Here's the lesson:

Oak National Academy 

Use number lines to help and listen to the video carefully; pause it if you need to.

Here are some extra questions if you need the challenge.

1) -18 and 14.

2) -13 and 17.

3) -18 and 6.

4) -12 and 3.

5) -11 and 20.

6)  5 and -8.

7)  0 and -19.

8) -8 and 3.

9)  19 and -20.

10) -11 and 1.


Today have a go at revising some Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar with these LBQ tasks. Please use your correct name when signing in.


Here are your first 2 challenges: press ups and crunches! Follow the guidance and see which form is most comfortable for you, then set your baseline. Each day we'll be adding a challenge but also trying to beat our time or number of these too.

  • If you feel comfortable with these, do as many as you can, and that will be your baseline. Then tomorrow see if you can do more - increasing by one or two is an improvement! 
  • If you want to work your way up, set a time and do the exercise until the buzzer goes, then increase the time by 10 or 15 seconds tomorrow and keep going!

Little breaks are fine to have and water is important to keep your muscles hydrated. Try to work out which muscle groups you are working on during each exercise.

Another week and another set of challenges.

It's sports week this week, so make sure you are all moving your bodies and keeping active- active bodies, active minds.


Monday 6th July

Art: MG Art Club

Have a look at last week's Art Club Challenge- 'We Can Be Heroes'


Between Monday 6 and Sunday 12 July 2020 go outside and get inspired by nature.

STEP 1 Collect natural items from around the school's grounds, the local park, on the walk to school or from around the your garden or home area - leaves, sticks, grass, seeds, berries, petals, stones, pebbles, bark, small branches of greenery, shells, seed pods etc.

STEP 2 Place your nature items in a pile - you can add sand, mud, chalk, rope - and arrange them in pictures and patterns. There are no rules for what to create, anything goes! It can be very large or very small, 3D or 2D.

STEP 3 Take a photograph of the artwork and uploaded it to Instagram. REMEMBER to include: name of the school /  town/city / year group  #BigOutdoorArtChallenge

You can find lots of ideas and inspiration from the following websites and artists:

Andy Goldsworthy - art in a natural environment

Messy little monsters

Outdoor art ideas

Don't forget to show off your brilliant art - post it and we can share it on the web!

Literacy - To write an essay - Medieval Monarches

Day 1: In this lesson, we are going to define key words.

Maths -  Volume: To read scales when measuring volume

In this lesson we will revise what you may already know about volume and investigate reading scales. By the end of this lesson you will be more confident how to read different scales and intervals.

Cricket challenge Day 1




Day 1: Is the Sun a star? How have ideas about the solar system changed? Where will humans explore next? Find out in the presentation below.

History – Medieval Monarches- Part 1

In 1066, who was the rightful heir to the throne?

In this lesson we are going to be learning about three men who were battling to become King of England in 1066. We will start by learning about Edward the Confessor, whose death prompted Harold Godwinson, William I and Harald Hardrada to battle for his throne. We will learn about the battles that took place in 1066, including the most famous battle: the Battle of Hastings. In this lesson you will need a piece of paper, a pencil and your brain.

Tuesday 7th July

Literacy - 

Day 2  In this lessonIn this lesson, we are going to explore word meaning and fact retrieval questions.

Maths - Volume: To investigate and explain cubed numbers

In our second lesson on volume we will be exploring cubed units. We will investigate what we mean by cubed numbers and relate this to our work on volume. By the end of this lesson you will be able explain, draw and find cubed numbers.

Cricket challenge- Day 2


Day 2- Choose a planet. Use books, Discovery Education and other internet sources to find out as much as you can about your chosen planet.

Use the worksheet (Planet fact-file) below to help you structure your ideas.

History – Medieval Monaches- Part 2

Who was the worse king: Richard I or John?

In this lesson, we will be learning about King John and King Richard I. We will be learning about the House of Anjou and the rivalries that developed between Henry II’s sons, who all wanted to be king. We will learn about the successes and failures of both Richard I and his younger brother John. We will conclude the lesson by thinking about who was the worse king.




Wednesday 8th July


Day 3: In this lesson, we are going to explore the features of a non-chronological report.

Maths -  Volume: To estimate the volume of objects

In our third lesson on volume, we will be combing our new knowledge of cubic units and our work from lesson one on volume. We will work on understanding what cubic centimetre looks like in real life and have a go at estimating the volume of objects we see every day.

Cricket challenge- Day 3


Day 3 - Use your imagination to come up with a new life form that can live in the

extreme conditions of an imaginary planet. Use the tab below to help you organise your ideas.

History – Medieval Monarches – Part 3

How did Henry VIII initiate the Reformation?

In this lesson, we will be learning about Henry VIII - one of the most famous English monarchs in history. We will learn about Martin Luther’s creation of a new branch of Christianity, called Protestantism and how Henry VIII changed the official religion of England from Catholicism to Protestantism in order to get his way. We will conclude by learning about his six wives.

Thursday 9th July


Day 4 & 5: In this lesson, we are going to plan and write a non-chronological report.

Maths - Volume: To describe volume in cubic units

In our penultimate lesson on volume, we will use our knowledge from lesson 3 to find the volume of different shapes. We will start by looking at the three different dimensions of real life objects and then use measurements to help us find volume. By the end of this lesson, you will begin to be able to find the volume of different 3D shapes.

Cricket challenge - Day 4


Day 4 Moon Diary- Keep a record of the phases of the Moon for 28 days- use the resource below to help you. 

Explain why the Moon appears to change shape, to your family and friends.

Use these words in your explanation: new, old, young, full, waxing, waning.

History – Medieval Monarches Part 4

Was Elizabeth I 'weak and feeble'?

In this lesson we will be learning about the monarchs who succeeded King Henry VIII. We will learn about the religious tensions, between Catholicism and Protestantism, that developed with each new monarch who rose to the throne. We will conclude the lesson by learning about King Philip’s plots to overthrow Elizabeth I and ultimately, her victory over the Spanish Armada.

Friday 10th July

History – Medieval Monaches Part 5

To plan and write an essay about medieval monarchs

In this lesson, we will be using all of the key pieces of knowledge we have acquired over the course of this unit to plan and write an essay. You will need a piece of paper, a pencil, a ruler and your brain.

Maths - Volume: To convert units of volume

In our final lesson on volume, we will explore volume in relations to liquids. We will look at the relationships between cubic centimetres and millilitres. The end of the lesson task will really test how well you have listened over the last 5 lessons!

Science/ DT   

Day 5 Straw rocket racer- Check out the tab below to build your own rocket.

Fantastic work to all year 5's who participated in the TT Rock Stars London Rocks Competition.

Mission Grove came 155th which is fantastic!

Wagtail - 12,268

Woodpecker - 8,226

Waxwing - 7,886

Wren - 5,272

Especially well done to these folks who were top of their classes: Zahra, Lucas I, Adsaya and Yahia.

Friday 3rd July


Illustrate and name parts of circles

Great work yesterday those of you who sent in their maths 3D shape net matching!


TT Rockstars

Mr Murray will also be on TT Rockstars in the Arena for each class at these times:

Wagtail: 1-1.30

Waxwing: 1.30-2

Woodpecker: 2-2.30

Wren: 2.30-3

Come and join in and test your times table skills against him!


Today is a great day to get up and get moving!

Have a go at one of Joe Wicks’ workouts, some yoga or head over to Active Kids Do Better to create your own workout routine. 


Have a great weekend!


Thursday 2nd July


If you haven't finished your poem from yesterday, keep working on that. If you have here is another LBQ quiz on the Jabberwocky, and one on verbs. The code is: S E N.


Recognise and make 3D shapes:

You can have fun trying to draw and make some nets of 3D shapes that you know. have a go at making a net that works and a net that doesn't work and compare them to explain why. The NRich task from the lesson can be found here.



Firstly, when thinking about computing, we need to consider how we use computers and devices. Over the last few months, we have probably been using them a lot more than we may have if we were in school. Think about how much you have been using your devices and how much time you spend in front of a screen. Make a chart, one side for activities you need a device for, the other side put an activity you can do that doesn't use a device to offset, or balance, the amount of time we spend on our devices. Have a look at the example below:

Need a device Balance activity
Computing lesson Ride my bike
Playing a game online Play a game outside

Then have a go at this unit of Block Coding on Discovery Espresso.

Lesson 3: Espresso Coding 

Lesson 4: Espresso Coding

If you did lesson 3 a few weeks ago, move onto lesson 4 if not you are welcome to do both!

Here’s an example of what Huda in Wagtail did to record her steps and describe the process.

Wednesday 1st July


Now it’s your turn to write an illustrative poem. Think about the subject, it could be current events, it could be the summer holidays, it could be a day in the life of one of your pets.

Think about colour, movement and pace as you write.

Think about the rhythm as its being read out loud.

Think about how the pictures you draw beside it will look and how much description is in the poem, and how much you leave up to the reader.

Here are some useful links on poetry:


Youtube -Images in Poetry


2d versions of 3d shapes

Here we are going to test our drawing skills. If you are lucky enough to have a printer, you can print off some Isometric paper, this can be used to draw the 3d shapes as a guide. If this is too tricky, or you don't have a printer, just give it a go as best you can, making sure to use a ruler and a pencil!


Explore some maps of Victorian London.

This website allows you to see an overlay of a map from 1893-96 on top of a modern day map. Find Walthamstow and then try to find Mission Grove. Note some differences and some similarities. Have a look at this website that has some information on the nearest school to us, the North London Truant School for Boys, 

Try and find some other local landmarks, or your own house!


MG Art Club

Have a go at this week's Art Club Challenge

'We Can Be Heroes'

Best of luck and we look forward to seeing your submissions!

Tuesday 30th June


Illustrative Poetry

Have a look at these poems being read by their authors:

Girl, You Better Sing, Sophia Thakur:

My Hamster Has a Skateboard, Kenn Nesbitt:

Talking Turkeys, Benjamin Zaphaniah:

The Skyfoogle, Michael Rosen:

Play them once and just listen. Then listen again, this time make a list of all the things you hear, pause the video if you need to. Then, once it’s finished describe them in as much detail as you can imagine, think about what the poet has said, and what inferences you can make yourself. 

Then copy out the poem, you can download the words at the bottom of the page. As you copy it out think about how you can illustrate it, think about:

What images will go where?

Consider the recurring images, do you draw that one big on the page or several times? 

Are you using colours? Which ones?

Do you draw them quickly or slowly?

Are you trying to show the theme of the poem through your illustrations?


Properties of 3d Shapes

The Oak National Academy

How did you find yesterdays lesson about diagonals? 



One thing that Victorian children would have had to learn and memorise is the order of Monarchs.

A Monarch is a sovereign head of state, especially a king, queen, or emperor. Currently Queen Elizabeth II is the ruling monarch of the British Commonwealth. 

See if you can create a timeline of the monarchs and then see how many you can memorise like children in the Victorian era did. 

How far back will you go?

How much detail do you think you need to include?

Can you use a different colour for each house?

Which of the monarchs have you heard of before?

Send a recording or a video of you reciting them or an email with the number you have been able to memorise. Good luck!


Try to find the origins of Jazz music then have a go at the Jazz unit on Churanga

Monday 29th June


LBQ Jabberwocky comprehension

Remember to read the questions carefully and if you get it wrong read the feedback too.


Diagonals of quadrilaterals:

Revisiting some work we have done previously on 2D shapes, but understanding some new properties of them by using their diagonal lines to help us. Remember you can always email your teacher if you need some help!


What did Victorian children learn in school?

A few weeks ago you looked up the differences between poor children and rich children during Victorian times. If you were lucky enough to go to school, what are some of the things you would have learnt?

Use A.P.E

Answer it: use the words in the question to begin your sentence.

Prove it: What sources have you used, is it an artefact, a photo or a diary.

Explain it: Explain how this source is able to help back up your point.

Here's an example:

In Victorian schools, children did PE lessons where they learnt strength and balance exercises. From this picture of a group of boys outside using balancing poles, which was taken in 1910, it suggests that the boys would have had to learn to balance using gymnastics equipment and may have had to hold the position for a period of time.

Here are some links to some sources to help you:

Friday 19th June

Happy Friday everyone!


Today, we would like you to complete the reading comprehensions at the bottom of the page. When you've completed them, see if you can create a cosy reading area for yourself, you could make a den from sheets or put some pillows under a table! Then grab a book, get cosy and read!


For maths, there are two fraction challenges on LBQ to complete, some questions test your knowledge from this week, some test your previous knowledge on fractions.


DT - cooking

Mary Seacole was born in Jamaica in the Caribbean and helped Britain in the Crimean war during the Victorian times. Many years later, the Windrush generations came from the Caribbean to help rebuild Britain after the war. It is the anniversary of the day the Empire Windrush landed in Britain on Monday!

So let's celebrate this history and see if you can get in the kitchen and cook a Caribbean inspired dish. Here's a recipe for Jamaican ginger cake or do you know someone from the Caribbean that could share a recipe with you? The year 5 team would love to see photos of you working away in the kitchen!


Whilst cooking, have a listen to music by Calypso Rose, here are two songs: Zoom Zoom Zoomand Leave Me Alone. She is from Tobago, in the Caribbean. She is considered the 'mother of Calypso', a type of music, which comes from the Caribbean. It's great to dance to, so get those feet moving! 

When you're listening, think about the following questions:

1. What instruments can you hear?

2. Can you clap the beat?

3. Is the tempo, fast or slow?

4. How would you define calypso music?

5. Do you like it? Why?


Complete your pictures for the MG art challenge.

Thursday 18th June


Today, we'd like you to focus on editing your diary entries. Use a purple pen, or any colour you have!

Edit your punctuation and see if you can include some parenthesis and expanded noun phrasesto add to your descriptions of London. When you've finished, we'd love to see your work, so make sure you send it to your year 5 teacher to take a look.


Today we are going to multiply fractions, watch this  video it explains multiplying with diagrams which will help you to understand what is happening. When you’re ready, give the worksheet at the bottom of the page a go. You don’t have to draw the models like the video. If you can, try to change any improper fractions to mixed numbers, like you did on Wednesday.


Watch this  video on the unveiling of a statue of Mary Seacole in London. 

It took campaigners 12 years to get a statue of Mary Seacole outside St Thomas’ Hospital approved in 2016. Why do you think it took so long? 

This was the first statue of a black woman in the UK. Why do you think it is important to have statues of black people who have achieved something?

Activity: Make a persuasive poster to convince others that Mary Seacole was a hero. Include a picture of Mary and facts you have learnt this week.

MG Art Challenge:  

Click here to find out all about the art challenge for this week.

Wednesday 17th June


Today you are going to write the next part of your diary, describing arriving in the UK for the first time. You arrive on 21 June 1948, you have come here to work, helping to rebuild Britain after the war.

Click on this link, scroll to the bottom of the page and watch the video of Floella Benjamin. Once you’ve watched it, watch it again from 42 seconds to 1 minute 16 seconds. This is what we would like you to describe in the next paragraph.

Here is a more detailed description of her arriving here:

My first impression of England was the myriad greens of the fields and trees as the train chugged towards London. Eventually they were replaced by grim looking buildings shrouded in fog. Waterloo Station was a thronging mass of rush hour commuters, the men in bowler hats, carrying umbrellas, the women in dark blue, grey or black coats. It was all so disorientating, but more was to come as Marmie led us down the terrifying escalators to the tube train. By the time we arrived at our new home, 1 Mayfield Avenue, Chiswick, we were well and truly traumatised.

But the final blow was the realisation that all eight of us were to share one small room in a house full of other tenants, with a communal outside toilet. 

When you're writing include the following:

  1. What do you see?
  2. How do you feel?
  3. How is it different to Jamaica? Use how Floella described it to help you.


Today we’re converting between improper fractions and mixed numbers. Watch this video as an introduction and also because it’s very silly and then watch this video for a more sensible explanation. Now have a go at the converting fractions questions on the worksheet at the bottom of the page.


Watch the last Mary Seacole video and make notes.

Then answer the following questions:

  1. How do you think Mary Seacole should have been treated after the Crimean War?
  2. Florence returned after the war as a national hero. Queen Victoria awarded her with an engraved brooch and a prize of 250,000 pounds. Why do you think Florence Nightingale was seen as a hero and rewarded but Mary Seacole was not?

Tuesday 16th June


This week's writing is all about the Windrush generation, after yesterday's lesson you should be starting to understand what this is and what life was like for the people who moved to Britain from the Caribbean. If you missed yesterday's lesson, go back and look at the powerpoint.

We are going to write a diary of the life of someone that came over from Jamaica on the Empire Windrush ship in 1948.

Today, we would like you to focus on paragraph one. This will include your feelings about moving to Britain and boarding the ship.

Read an extract from Coming to England by Floella Benjamin, at the bottom of this page, to get some ideas.

Things to think about and include:

1. how old is your character? 

2. who are they travelling with?

3. how do they feel about moving to Britain?

4. what does the ship look like?

5. are they worried about the journey?

6. write in the first person


We're looking at simplifying fractions today. First have a look at this reminder of how to simplify. Then try the questions on the worksheet at the bottom of the page.

When you've finished, have a go at this Match of the Day quiz.


Today you are going to watch the second video on Mary Seacole's life. This video focuses on the Crimean war. In the Victorian era, Britain and some other countries were at war with Russia over who would be in charge in that part of the world. 

Make notes as you watch, you may need to watch it more than once.

After you've finished your notes, answer the question: How did Mary Seacole help the British soldiers?

Monday 15th June


For this week, we will be looking at the Windrush Generation, and then writing our own stories showing their experiences. Please look at the powerpoint on the bottom of the page - today we will be researching and reading to find out some first-hand experiences.


We're re-capping our knowledge of adding and subtracting fractions. Go through this BBC Bitesize page and then complete the questions on the tab at the bottom of the page.


This week, we want you to look into the life of Mary Seacole. She is a name you may remember from when you studied Florence Nightingale in year 2! Seacole was a Jamaican nurse during the Victorian era, who like Nightingale, nursed troops during the Crimean war. Watch this  video and make notes on her life.

Then, write down the things Mary Seacole overcame to fulfil her ambition. Use evidence from the video.



Monday 22 June


Write a detective mystery story     

Day 1: Create your own Private Detective character.



Click the image above to explore the life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle ; A brief biography. 

Use the videos for inspiration in creating your own SherlockHolmes.

Q. What qualities will they need?

Q. What was their upbringing like?

Activity: Describe their personality. Their thoughts and feelings about being a detective. Any missions that stand out for them. Missions they choose to forget and why.


In this lesson, we are to going to focus on the use of relative clauses in a character description.


Practice your multiplication skills on TTRockstars. Remember to log in between 2 pm and 5 pm to answer as many correct questions as you can. We are aiming to be the best school in London. 

MG Art Club Challenge 14 - Blue Monday

It's going to be a hot week, so we thought we'd go for a very COOL challenge.....this week it's all about BLUE.

For more details please click here: Challenge 14 - Blue Monday!

Once you have completed you art work, please take a photo of it and send it by Friday 26th June to:


Find out about Physical and human geography of Cornwall and Waltham Forest. 

Activity: Create a table to help you sort your findings. Use  Discovery Education to help you.

Tuesday 23 June


Day 2: Develop your detective character - What mission?

Activity: Create a comic strip about a possible mission that your detective has had. Describe what happened, where they went, what they did, how they finished the mission.


Decimal Dance Off

Activity: Decimals

To solve problems related to decimals - In this lesson we will calculate with decimals and generate word problems that suit the equation.


Lesson 1- Ocean Conservation

Choose one item and think about its journey from the original source and use, to being found in a body of water. For example, a sandwich wrapper may have been put in a public bin. The bin may have overflowed or been opened by an animal, such as a fox leaving the wrapper on the street. It may have made its way to a river, being moved by weather, human activity or animal activity. Once in the river the wrapper may have flowed downstream to the mouth of the river and been washed up on to the coast or beach.

Activity:  Create a short comic strip to show a journey like this one of plastic from land to sea.

Wednesday 24 June


Day 3: The Plan

Focus on the different settings your spy has to visit.

Activity: Draw and annotate each setting using ideas from the activity.


In this lesson, we are to going to focus on the use of parenthesis in a setting description.



To use a range of multiplication strategies - In this lesson we will use doubling strategies to multiply decimal numbers by two, four and eight


Lesson 2- Ocean Conservation

Activity: Design and create a poster or infographic that highlights some key information, facts and data that you have found out about plastics in the oceans.


Explore the changes of Walthamstow and Cornwall over time. 

Activity: Create an information poster about your findings. Be creative!

Thursday 25 June

Important reminder: all Year 5 pupils need to complete your AR and AM tests this week please. Click on the main Year 5 page link at the top of this page to see all the details.

The London Rocks TT Rockstars battle also continues from 2pm until 7pm both today and tomorrow. The Year 5 classes are currently 8th, 9th, 10th and 12th places for the whole of Mission Grove and we know that you can improve on those positions. With a big push, Mission Grove could at least get into the top 100 schools, maybe even higher. So come on Year 5, you've got this!


Day 4: Map that story!

Listen to the story of- Sherlock Holmes: A Case of Identity

Activity: Create a story map of your Detective Adventure. You could map it out like the image below or draw the journey of your story. It's up to you!



To investigate multiplying decimals - In this lesson we will derive multiplication facts involving decimal numbers.


Lesson 3- Ocean Conservation

Activity: Create your own 25 year ‘life below water’ plan with approximately five key targets for all countries to work towards.

Q. What can we do as individuals?


Explore Queen Victoria's scrap book

Activity: Create your own scrap book- Q. What will you put in yours? How will you show your interests? Personality?

Friday 26 June


Day 5 Detective comic strip.

Use the Comic Creator to compose your own comic strips for a variety of contexts (prewriting, pre- and post-reading activities, response to literature, and so on). The organisers focus on the key elements of comic strips by allowing you to choose backgrounds, characters, and props, as well as to compose related dialogue. (Needs flash)

You could use the resource below to help you or use your brilliant creative skills to create your own strip.



To multiply decimals by whole numbers - In this lesson we will use the formal written layout to multiply a decimal number by a single digit.



Click on the image to choose activities that will help you in applying computational thinking concepts.


This page is an archive of all the Year 5 learning activities from previous weeks.



Friday 19th June

Happy Friday everyone!


Today, we would like you to complete the reading comprehensions at the bottom of the page. When you've completed them, see if you can create a cosy reading area for yourself, you could make a den from sheets or put some pillows under a table! Then grab a book, get cosy and read!

Friday 12th June


Investigation: take a look around your home. Thinking about the work that you have been completing this week, how many different 3D shapes can you find and name? Which ones are easiest to find? Are there any that you cannot find? You can even try to draw them or photograph them if you would like to include pictures with your answers.

This video might be useful if you are looking for basic ideas - 3D shapes in the kitchen - but the table that you used for yesterday's work below should help you search for other shapes.

There are also  some chilli challenge 3D questions right at the bottom of this page if you really want to test your knowledge!


Here is today's grammar quiz, available until 5.30pm. These questions are on areas that you should already know. It would be sensible to make a note of any areas that you are not sure about so that you can investigate them.

If you would like to practise some more then there are some more fun videos and quizzes on the grammar section of Discovery Espresso -  click on this link. There is even a glossary there that you can use to check if you're finding it hard to remember what some of the grammar terms mean.


Read the superheroes text in the link at the bottom of the page and then have a go at answering the questions.


Take a look at this book, Recognising Discrimination, on Discovery Espresso.

Read each slide carefully and think about the following questions:

  • Who is being discriminated against?
  • How do you think it makes them feel?
  • Why is the other person behaving like that?
  • Why are they wrong?
  • What should the person who is being discriminated against do?
  • How could others help?

Thank you to everyone who has sent in their Victorian childhood work so far. Keep them coming!

Wishing you all a lovely weekend!

Thursday 11th June


To make sure that you feel comfortable with the vocabulary of 3D shapes, why not have a go at this game?

Mission 2110

When you have finished then see if you can fill in the missing names on the table below first of all. Then you will need to try to work out how many edges, faces and vertices each shape has, and what the 2D shape would look like if you looked at a single face. There may be more than one answer to this last section!

If you want to remind yourself further about the properties of 3D shapes then take a look at BBC Bitesize here.


Today you should aim to finish your Victorian childhood presentation (see yesterday). Don't forget to check over the work when you first finish. Can you change anything to improve it? And remember, you may well have a lot of notes that you made when you were doing your research - do you need to include it all? Maybe you have some information that is not really needed to make your point.

Please remember that you should have research from more than one website or book to gather a wide range of facts and opinions.

Thanks to Aamina from Wagtail who recommends watching CBBC's Hetty Feather to help with your understanding of how some children grew up in Victorian times. It is a story based on a book by Jacqueline Wilson and the whole series is now available on BBC iPlayer.


Please have a go at this  LBQ punctuation quiz. If you can remember what you have already learned then we should see some high scores!

It is only available until 5.30pm today.

*no longer available*


Take a look at the following artistic representations of faith. When you have examined them properly then have a go at answering the questions below.

For each image, think about how you would answer these questions:

  • What does the artwork show?
  • Where might you see art like this?
  • What religion might this art be linked to?
  • Why did the artist create this?
  • How do you think the artist felt while they were creating this?
  • How does this art make you feel?

Perhaps you have a faith, religion or set of beliefs that are important to you which you could try representing as an artwork.

Wednesday 10th June


It's 3D shapes today! Take a look at the starter at the bottom of this page. If you need some help remembering the names of 3D shapes then  take a look at this page on Discovery Espresso or there are  some useful videos here on BBC Bitesize.

Next, click on the shape properties sheet at the bottom of this page. Can you name these shapes and can you describe their properties? It's a mixture of 2D and 3D shapes. You should use words like angles, edges, vertices and faces.

If you are stuck then there are some descriptions of the shapes on the next page, underneath the shapes. Try to match the shape to the correct definition.

For a Chilli Challenge, try the puzzle sheets at the bottom of this page.

*no longer available*


Now that you have your research on Victorian childhood, it's time to start thinking about how best you can display your knowledge. As we said yesterday, it's up to you how you choose to present the work. A reminder of some of the ways you could choose:

  • poster
  • PowerPoint
  • playscript
  • comic strip
  • diary entry

There are other styles you could try too. Just think about what would be the best way to show the information you have found out. Don't rush it as you will be continuing with the work tomorrow - this should be really carefully thought out and you may well need to practise before you settle on your final version.

There is a good website here if you are still looking for extra facts: there's plenty of information about Victorian children including more links at the bottom of that page.

Please remember, as with all research, to put your work into your own words. It is so important that you do not just copy down what you have found out in your research as this does not prove that you understand it. Some children have sent in work that they have copied using words that seem far too hard for them to understand!


Following on from last week, have a go at the third block coding lesson. You will need to be able to control the boat, and to introduce use currents and other obstacles to affect its direction of travel.

This lesson is linked to your maths work as it should help you to think about angles, co-ordinates (x and y) and negative numbers. You can send screenshots or any thoughts you have on this work to the usual email address. Here are some questions that might help you:

  • How can you program the boat to move at the start and turn when you press keys?
  • Which part of the code controls the way the way the boat steers?
  • What is meant by the X/Y axis?
  • How can we use co-ordinates to change the location of the boat?
  • How can you correct errors in your code?


Tuesday 9th June


So today, we would like you to try to draw more complicated 2D shape patterns from descriptions, and then to be able to describe how to draw some of these.

Watch this video - first watch the example that the teacher describes. Then try to follow the instructions that the teacher is giving to draw the next two shapes. You'll have to listen carefully, and you may need to rewind to hear some of the instructions again. You may even have to have more than one go, but be resilient and keep going!

When you've done that then have a look at the shape sheet that you can click on at the bottom of this page.

*no longer available*

Can you create a set of instructions so that somebody could follow them and be able to draw those shape patterns?

Think about the maths vocabulary that you revisited yesterday. Can you use any of those words to help make your instructions clearer? You can also use the word 'diagonal' and if you can describe any of the angles inside the shape then that's even better!

Maybe you could get someone at home to have a go at following your instructions. Does it look right when they have finished? If not then how could you change your instructions to make them clearer?

Challenge: there are some even harder shapes for you to draw on this video. This one really is a chilli challenge though - you should definitely have managed to complete the easier set before trying these ones!


Today you should continue with your research on Victorian childhood.

Tomorrow you will be using your research to begin to prepare a presentation on what you have discovered. It will be your choice of presentation: it could be a poster, a PowerPoint, a diary entry, a playscript, or even a comic strip. You might choose to make a list of how being in school in modern times compares to Victorian times.  You may even have your own idea of how to present it. Be thinking about the style of your presentation as you are finishing your research project today.

Here are some links to stories that you can listen to. It may be sensible to choose one of these three and make it the main focus of your presentation - it's up to you:

Children who lived on the streets

Children who worked as chimney sweeps

Children who were part of wealthy families

If you want more information then you can also click on the magazine link below.

*no longer available*

Perhaps you have some useful books or know a safe place online where you can find more facts.

You will need to use your researcher skills to find information that will be helpful for your presentation. You might write more notes than you actually need to use but that's fine, you will then use your editing skills tomorrow.


This week the Art Club competition is based on the strange world of surrealism.  All of the details are here. We would love as many of you as possible to join in with the challenge please. You can email your entries to but please do send them to our email address as well so that the Year 5 teachers can see who is taking part. Have fun!

Monday 8th June


This week we will be looking at shapes. Let's start with a recap. Can you remember what these words mean and can you write down your own definitions?

  • triangle
  • quadrilateral
  • polygon
  • equal
  • regular
  • irregular
  • opposite
  • adjacent
  • angle
  • parallel
  • perpendicular
  • symmetrical
  • vertices

If you're not sure what the words mean or exactly how to describe them then try researching them online. Discovery Espresso or BBC Bitesize are great places to start...

There are ideas for possible answers at the bottom of this page for you to check when you are finished.

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When you've had a go at that then see how many different 2D shapes you can draw and name.

Challenge: can you arrange them into groups by their properties? (Clue: there is more than one way of doing this!)

If you would like to then you can try this online here:


This week we are going to start looking at Britain's Victorian era. First of all, can you find out exactly when Victorian times were and work out how long ago it began?

Examine these photographs.

First of all, do they tell you anything about the Victorian era? What do you notice about them? Which questions do they make you want to ask?

Next, can you start researching the difference between the lives of rich and poor children in Victorian times? You will be continuing this work tomorrow.

There is lots of information here on Discovery Espresso.

Also, here are some useful video clips for research, but you can research in other places too:

Working children 1

Working children 2

Life as a Victorian child

Victorian schools

The Workhouse 1

The Workhouse 2

Start taking notes on interesting points that you discover today and we will continue our research tomorrow.

Friday 5th June


The last lesson of this week is subtracting decimals. Again remember to use a place value chart if you need to, there are some online versions too, this will help you to remember to partition your numbers into the correct columns.

Oak National Academy

TT Rockstars

Mr Murray will also be on TT Rockstars in the Arena for each class at these times:

Wagtail: 1-1.30

Waxwing: 1.30-2

Woodpecker: 2-2.30

Wren: 2.30-3

Come and join in and test your times table skills against him again. Some of you fought hard last time so let's see if you've been able to improve!


Continuing with the same stories for the week. Lots of you improved the questions at the beginning asking for synonyms and word meaning, so well done! You will be working on some inference skills with these questions, so remember to use your detective skills to search for answers that might be hidden in how and what the author has written.



Have a go at naming the countries of Europe using this website. Use the game mode menu underneath the map to select 'learn' to have a quick recap of them, then use The 'pin' mode to have a go at selecting the countries as their names pop up. See what the highest score you can get is and how quickly you can get them. If you want you can also explore some other continents or challenge yourself with the capital cities of Europe.


  1. Separate the words to form a sentence describing a planet.

1  v é n u s e s t u n e p l a n è t e c h a u d e 

2  j u p i t e r e s t u n e p l a n è t e é n o r m e 
3  n e p t u n e e s t u n e p l a n è t e f r o i d e 

4  m a r s e s t u n e p l a n è t e r o u g e 


       2. Unscramble  the letters in each word to form a correct sentence.

5 nolput tes nue lepanèt culnumise 
6 al reret set eun apènlet treve 

7 remecur tse uen pelnatè aerdip 
8 rusnau ste neu patèlne eletn 

You can download this activity at the bottom of the page.

Thursday 4th June


Continue to work on developing your skills in adding fractions, remember to maintain your place value. Draw your own or use a chart to help you, you can download one below.


Try this LBQ following on from the same readings as on Monday. Use all of your skills, paying particular attention to reading the question properly.   Some of you didn't read the question properly on the quizzes yesterday, so make sure you work on that today.



MG Art Club, have a go at this week's hairy challenge. Send through your pieces to the MG Art Club email.

Wednesday 3rd June


Try lesson 3 on decimals, it's about adding and subtracting decimals and using known facts to work on our place value. Watch the video more than once if you need to and try to follow along by copying what Mr Barton is doing on the screen as if you were making notes in class. This lesson looks tricky so don't hesitate to reach out to your teacher if you need help!


Great job on word meaning yesterday, I saw some of you really understand the meaning of the words. These types of words are called homonyms, they are different to homophones. Homonyms are spelt the same and sound the same but can have different meanings, homophones sound the same but are spelt differently. Today's quiz will look at some words that have various meanings, you just have to match the meaning to the sentence by clicking the correct box. There are also some synonyms in section 2.  Have a go here. Try to only submit the quiz once you are finished (and remember to use a capital letter for your name.)


Have a go at all of the steps of Block Coding lesson 2 on Discovery Espresso.

What did you learn about yesterday?

What skills from Unit 1 are you using in this unit? 

What happens if you change the values of the variables that control the speed?

Which part of the code controls the way the car steers?

How do you need to change the direction in which the car moves?

Can you tell me what you have done so far?

Can you explain how the code controls the speed and direction of the car?

How could you develop your app?

Tuesday 2nd June


Have a go at the next decimals lesson on the Oak National Academy.

Here are some other links:

Additional decimal resources:


Work through these questions and try to work out what the word means in each sentence. Read the question, the sentence and the meanings carefully. Treat this the same as you would a question on an AR quiz, take your time. You can possibly work eliminate the incorrect answers by what doesn't sound right.

Word Meaning in Sentences

Then write out some other questions for words that have different meanings in the same style as you have answered.


Have a go at all of the steps of Block Coding lesson on Discovery Espresso.

It uses a familiar set of instructions, from using block coding before, and some new ones. I want you to keep track of any new computing vocabulary and try to write a meaning down based on what you have understood it to mean. Send any vocabulary you collected and your progress, using screenshots or photos/ videos on the lesson to us at

Monday 1st June


Have a go at the decimals tasks on the Oak National Academy.

Here are some other links:

Additional decimal resources:


Go onto LBQ and complete one of the reading comprehension activities, complete The Adventures of Larry and Dribbles first, then A Midsummer Night's Dream is a chilli challenge if you want to do that one too!


The code is FSR.

Here is the link for LBQ.


Space Recap:

On Saturday two astronauts launched into space to join the crew on the International Space Station. Write a piece about what the new crew members might be experiencing on their first couple of days, either as a personal diary or as some advice to them. You can talk about some of the things we looked at in class such as food, personal hygiene, working and exercising. This is the website we used in school to do our initial research.

Friday 22nd May


Complete your re-telling of Pigeon Impossible. See Wednesday's and yesterday's information to help you. If you have finished then you should think about doing your "purple pen" edit; what you would like to change or improve now that you have had more time to think about it? Have you used commas and fronted adverbials? Remember you can remind yourself about these at BBC Bitesize or on Discovery Espresso.


Have a go at today's new reasoning activities on BBC Bitesize.


Can you create a set of directions from your house to Walthamstow Wetlands? If you can then can you use these to go there on a walk with an adult? When you're outside, make sure that you follow social distancing rules by standing 2 metres away from others. Wash your hands properly when you get home.

At the Wetlands, you could try the following activities:

  1. Draw a picture of something that you find interesting.
  2. What buildings can you see in the distance?
  3. Can you use the buildings to orientate yourself? Which direction is east? Which direction is north? How do you know?
  4. Before you leave, try to find out what the following birds look like and then see if you can spot them when you get there:
  • cormorant
  • tufted duck
  • blue tit
  • Canada goose

If you can't make it to the Wetlands today then no problem, maybe you could manage to get there next week during the half-term holidays!

You could also go on a virtual walk there using Street View on Google Maps. Can you make it there using your directions? What can you see when you arrive?

Thursday 21st May


Today and tomorrow, we would like you to continue your re-telling of Pigeon Impossible. You may want to watch the film again to remind you of the details (or even just because it's really funny!).

Paragraph 3: Describe the pigeon becoming trapped in the briefcase and the different buttons that it presses. What is the man doing while this is happening?

Paragraph 4: How does he get the pigeon out of the briefcase? What happens when he does so?

Paragraph 5: Describe the mission to destroy the bomb. Include the role of the pigeon as well as the man. How does it end?


Complete this lesson on converting between grams and kilograms at the National Academy website.

There are some useful reminders of how to think about this type of questions on Discovery Espresso that you can use to practise (don't forget that you will need to use your log-in details for these links):

Basic information

More advanced

Scrap's quiz


Use an online map to help you write directions using compass points for the following routes:

  • Mission Grove south site to Mission Grove north site
  • Mission Grove north site to Blackhorse Road station
  • Mission Grove south site to Lloyd Park
  • Mission Grove north site to the Walthamstow Wetlands

e.g. Mission Grove to Walthamstow Central would start off with:

  1. Travel south from the school gate along Buxton Road
  2. Turn east into Mission Grove and walk to the end of the road
  3. Cross the road using the zebra crossing and then head south-east towards the High Street

Good luck, route-finders, and may your bagels always be kept hidden from pigeons!

See you tomorrow!

Wednesday 20th May

Happy Wednesday!


Now that you have completed your comic strip, it's time to have a go at re-telling the story. Today you should concentrate on the first two paragraphs:

1: Set the scene - who is there? Where are they? What does it look like? What's the weather like?

2: Introduce the pigeon. Describe what it looks like. What is it doing? What does it want?

Remember that using your five senses to describe will help you with this.

Use fronted adverbials and commas to help structure your writing.

There are some useful examples of this type of writing here.


Have a go at this lesson on perimeter and converting measurements on the National Academy website.


Take a look at this worksheet.

Experiment Day! If you are able to safely and with supervision, then have a go at changing the materials by either heating or cooling them - then see if you are able to change them back!

Next complete the worksheet. If you are not able to carry out the experiment then do have a go at completing the worksheet anyway. Draw the table onto some paper and complete the sentences. You will have time to finish this tomorrow so don't worry if you don't get the chance to complete it all today.

Tuesday 19th May

Morning everybody! Well done to everyone who took part in the TT Rockstars battle over the weekend. The results were: Waxwing (6,402 points) beat Wren (5,215 points) in their match, and Woodpecker (16,583 points) beat Wagtail (3,317 points) in theirs.

Huge congratulations to the three highest scorers:

1st - Jordan (Woodpecker)

2nd - Gabriel (Woodpecker)

3rd - Lucas (Wren)


Today, we would like you to finish creating your comic strip based on the animated short film, Pigeon Impossible, which you started yesterday. Think carefully about the important parts of the story that you will need to tell in your comic strip frames.

Please also watch this video on BBC Bitesize and complete the grammar activities on how to use commas in sentences.

If you find that you have some extra time then why not have a go at this SPAG game, Crystal Explorers?


Take a look at this lesson on using length conversions in problems and have a go at answering as many questions as you can.


Please continue with the fact file presentations that you started yesterday (see Monday's task below). Don't forget to find out as much as you can about the new material that your subject created, as well as the general details about their lives. Try as far as possible to put your research into your own words please.


The new art challenge is up on the website here. Back to Nature offers the chance for you to get outside and investigate the natural materials that are available in your area if you are able to. We would love to see more of you sending in more entries to this weekly challenge!

See you tomorrow!

Monday 18th May

Hello to everyone in Year 5!

We are really looking forward to seeing the work that you're going to be sending in this week!


This week, our work will be based on this short film:

Pigeon Impossible

Watch the film, then create a comic strip to re-tell the story. You should have at least 8 pictures; underneath describe what's happening using short sentences.

You may have to watch the film more than once. You will have time to complete this tomorrow, so don't rush it!


Complete this lesson on the National Academy website:

Converting between units of length


Can you create a fact file about a scientist and the new material they invented? You will need to research the scientist and their life, such as when and where they lived, and what they did. You should also find out about the new material, its properties, and how it is useful.

Your fact file could be written on a piece of paper, made into a book, or created using a computer. Include pictures and diagrams to add interest!

Friday 15th May


Well done and thanks to those of you who have sent in your poems. You can have a go at finishing them today if you haven't done so already - look back through the instructions on this page that you have been given this week.

Today, we are taking a look at 'nonsense' poetry. Sometimes poets take words out of their poems, replacing them with other made-up words that seem to belong to the same word class (noun, adjective, verb, adverb).

In a link at the bottom of this page is a famous nonsense poem called Jabberwocky from a Victorian children's book, 'Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There', the sequel to 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland'.

Read the poem. Does it make sense to you? Some of it perhaps.

There is a video of the poem being read here.

Concentrate on the first verse. Maybe you can spot which words might be nouns, adjectives or verbs. There aren't many adverbs in the poem but if you look really carefully then you might be able to find one in another verse.

Can you work out what is happening in the story that the whole poem 'Jabberwocky' tells? What would your version of this story be if you had to write it in your own, understandable words.

Some comprehension questions on Jabberwocky are at the bottom of this page for you to try. There is also another link if you would like to find out what some people think the words really mean, which also includes the answers to the first verse and the comprehension questions.

If you want to challenge yourself, then you could even have a go at writing your own nonsense poem. There is another famous example here that you may have seen or heard before: Spike Milligan reading 'On the Ning-Nang-Nong'.


It would be great to see as many of you on TT Rockstars as possible today and over the weekend. There are battles running until Monday morning at 9am: Waxwing vs Wren and Wagtail vs Woodpecker. Good luck, Rockstars, and battle hard.

There are also some LBQ questions on time for you to try.

If you feel ready for the challenge then go for the first set of questions. If you feel that you need to practise some more then go for the second set instead.

Go to LBQ (code = qcb)


Getting a good night's sleep is so important. It helps you physically and mentally.

How many different ways can you think of that would help you make sure that you get lots of good sleeping time every night?

See if you can create your own colourful checklist and then try to use it before you go to bed. Let us know if it makes a difference to how well you sleep!

There are some ideas in the link at the bottom of this page. Can you think of any other things that will help you?

Definitely try not to dream about the Jabberwock!

Have a great weekend everybody. See you on Monday!


Bonjour year 5, I am adding a little activity for you. Watch the song below by the Canadian artist Chris Rawlings. What can you understand of the song? Remember, you can use to translate words.

Bon weekend!

Mademoiselle Zanon


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Thursday 14th May


Keep on practising those division skills, and see how far you can get on Guardians: Defenders of Mathematica.

There is a link to some time problems at the bottom of the page (it is called "Maths Thu escape codes"). Can you solve them and find the code to escape...?


See if you can bring together everything that we have explored this week to create your first attempt at a finished poem about something from nature. Think about the poetic features that we examined on Monday - you can use personification, onomatopoeia (words that represent sounds), metaphor or simile and even alliteration (words that start with the same sound).

Remember to consider the rhythm of the lines, and you can choose if you want to include rhyme or half-rhyme in your poem.  You may even choose not to use rhyme at all - that's fine too!

There are some more examples of how you might present this at the bottom of the page.


Think about the properties of materials that you have studied this week. Today, can you design the perfect lunchbox?

Research available here on the Britannica website (log-in required).

Which materials are you going to choose (maximum of two)? Why have you made these choices? Which materials are not a good idea to use? Think about what conducts or insulates heat.

If you're not sure then try this quiz!

Some words that may help you: conductor, insulator, heat, through, allows, temperature, water, fastest, slowest, cool, warm.

Send in your designs, with notes that explain why you have made your decisions.

Have fun, lunchbox designers!

Wednesday 13th May


Some people find it hard to know how to tell the time. Try this website if you still think that it's tricky. There are some basic activities on Discovery Espresso to have a go at using these skills.

Please continue with the time questions from yesterday.

If you managed to complete those then please practise your division skills today. There are reminders about how to carry out division calculations on BBC Bitesize: a simple guide to division or a more advanced method. There are also some useful video guides on Discovery Espresso.

If you're keen to practise your written division skills then try these questions, also on Espresso.

There is a great game here called Guardians: Defenders of Mathematica. The more you play, the more it challenges you, especially if you return to the same area. Let us know how you get on!


One of the other things that you can think about when creating poetry is how you can present your poem when it is written down. You may have noticed yesterday the unusual way that the wind poem is presented. Examples of how your poem could look on the page are shown below. Do they make you think of anything in particular?

You can experiment with the way that you present your work. Is there a shape that the feature you are writing about suggests? For example, if your poem is about fire then can you make the line structure look like fire on the page? You don't need to write any words at this point, you can just experiment with how it looks.

When you are happy with your pattern, then you might be able to see how some of the words and phrases that you've written this week could fit into this shape. It may not work perfectly first time, and it may not quite fit the pattern that you first create, but small things can be changed to make it work.

One line can be split across several lines; you could use just one word at a time...

Here are some other examples of how creative artists have chosen to represent poetry.

Experiment. Find out what looks good and what feels right. Don't forget: your poem is still a work in progress, so today is a day to play around with the possible shape of your poem.


Can you create a map of Mission Grove and the area around it? Think about including the surrounding streets and important buildings. You could even give an arrow direction at the edge of the map to things that can't be featured on it e.g. transport hubs, where you live, places you like to play etc.

Challenge: see if you can find out how to show the compass directions on your map so that it is orientated properly.

Tuesday 12th May


Do you need to refresh your memory about how to solve time problems?

There are some useful video guides here on BBC Bitesize.

If you'd like to test out some of these ideas then watch this video and have a go at the online quiz straight afterwards (Discovery Espresso log-in required - if you are not sure then please email your teacher and we will remind you of the log-in details).

Here is a good test on Discovery to see if you can convert between different units of time.

If you feel ready to move on then why not have a go at the problems linked at the bottom of this page? You can also go straight to these questions if you already feel confident that you understand how to calculate time differences. The more you answer, the trickier they get, so only go as far with the questions as you feel comfortable. If you want to work all the way to the end then you could do some today and some tomorrow. Let us know how you get on.


Did you manage to collect some adjectives for your poem?

Let's remind ourselves of poetry features. How many can you remember? There's a link at the bottom of this page if you're not sure or you want to check.

Take a look at the nature poems linked at the bottom of the page. Which of these features can you find in the poems?

Today you should particularly think about personification. Can you come up with your own definition of what 'personification' actually means?

Next think about the subject of your poem that you decided on yesterday. Can you list some emotions or body language that it would have? How would it speak? Note down some ideas that you think might be useful for when you're writing your poem later this week.


Using the information you found out yesterday on the different properties of the four key materials (metal, glass, wood and plastic), can you design an information poster that shows what you have learned? You could concentrate on one of the materials, compare two or even all four of them. Remember that the more eye-catching you make your posters, the more likely it is that people will want to read them.


Week 8 of the Mission Grove Art Club challenge is now up and running - literally, because this week it's all about showing movement in your artwork. Full details are here including loads of great tips and techniques.

Monday 11th May


This week you will be investigating time. First of all, can you convert between minutes and hours? Then there are some questions to challenge yourself if you managed those.

It's all on the link at the bottom of this page.


Following on from writing your VE Day poem last week, we are going to write our own poems based on nature.

You have studied different types of poetry in the past. Which forms of poetry can you remember?

Have a go at remembering the different forms independently - if you get stuck then investigate this website...

Watch this video on Discovery Espresso that lists many different adjectives to describe water. You will need to use your log-in details.

Choose a natural theme for your poem. It could be based on the weather, like wind, rain or even a tornado, or you could choose something like trees, the sea or perhaps fire. How many adjectives can you find that could describe your subject?

You can use this sheet if you think it will help.


Explore the different properties of metal, glass, plastic and wood. You will find lots of activities here! You will need your Discovery Espresso log-in details.

Friday 8th May

VE Day


During the war people had a ration book to buy food. They had to make sure they had enough coupons to by their food for the week, so being good at budgeting was very important. Just like today we all have to make sure our finances are used carefully.

Can you manage your money for three months? Click on the image to find out.

There are bills to pay, food and travel to budget for, plus loads of fun things to spend your money on. Get it right and your happiness will soar, but spend too much and you’ll have a financial headache! 


Remember VE Day heroes young and old: listen to some poems specially chosen for children 

Create your own VE Day poem inspired by what you have listened to. You can illustrate it too!


Why not try your hand at some VE Day baking!

Click the tab below to choose a recipe of your choice. Take a few photos of your creations and send them to your teacher. What a mouth watering treat!

Thursday 7th May


Are you great at grabbing a good deal? Practise spotting value for money as you trade with three outlandish alien shopkeepers for a range of space commodities. You’ll need sharp wits and maths skills to get the cheapest prices!


Today you are going to use some information from yesterday's  history/geography lesson and from Discovery Espresso to find more facts about VE Day. 

You are then going to step into the shoes of a child during this time in May 1945. Write a diary entry about the celebrations. You will need to include all the sights and sounds you heard. Remember, it is a diary entry so it should be written in past tense.

Have a little practice to recap your past tense know-how.  


Explore the different states of matter, then create a fact file showing what you have found out. 

 Challenge: Describe condensation and evaporation. You can draw a diagram showing these processes.

Wednesday 6th May



Click on the image to practise finding change.


Today you are going to be detectives. Click on the link to investigate adjectives.

Adjective Detective

Challenge: Take a look outside your window and using your adjective know-how, describe what you see. Remember to use all your senses when writing and think about all the ways you can engage the reader. You want to build an image for the reader, so open their eyes with your words.


Local History Week

This week is local history week and this Friday is VE Day. Discover the history of your area and how it has changed over the last 100 years. Create an informative poster showing historical events and changes.

Questions you might want to think about:

  1. Has the population grown?
  2. What jobs did the local residents have?
  3. Did transport have an impact on growth of the area?
  4. What buildings have stayed the same? 
  5. What impact did new buildings have on the area?
  6. What was the local environment like?

Use the link to discover what VE Day was and how it was celebrated in Waltham Forest.

Test your family's knowledge using the  VE Day quiz, then make some bunting ready for the day.

Tuesday 5th May


Today we will be revising our grammar- Naming Nouns

Click on the image to have a go!

Challenge: When you are listening to your next chapter of Viking Boy listen out for any nouns. Write a list showing if the nouns are abstract or concrete.


Following on from last week; use Discovery Espresso to recap your understanding of maps and their key features. 

Challenge: Create a map of Gunner's journey- it can be a 2D drawing or 3D model. The choice is yours but remember to use the specific map features.

Look forward to seeing your designs.

Maths / Literacy

Following on with our budget theme.

Day 2- How do I plan a simple budget?

Use the links below to read through the power point which gives information about your finances. Follow the activities, then read and answer the Bank Statement worksheet.

Monday 4th May


Have a go at this weeks art challenge to recreate a piece of art in a fun way. There is lots of inspiration on the blog and in some other places too. 

Check out Monet's garden to get inspired.

History / Literacy

Timeline of the English Language

Have you ever thought where the English language comes from? Here you can find out how the English Language has evolved through history...

When you have gathered information from the above site, create your own timeline recording how the English language evolved, include key dates. Make sure you engage the reader with interesting information and illustrations. Be creative. 


This week we are focusing on money. 

Day 1- Creating a budget.

Work through the interactive game to help the Williams keep track on their finances.

If you get stuck email your teacher.  Send us some of your ideas about budgeting. 

PSHE & Wellbeing

Click on the link below to find out about Harriet Tubman. Follow the activities to help you to develop your own resilience, determination and courage.


Following on from last week, you are still going to be exploring Materials and their properties. Use the link to revise and challenge yourself with the SATs questions. 

You can then have a practice on the interactive games. Have fun!

Friday 1st May

Remember to continue to do quizzes on AR for the books you are reading either on MyOn or the ones you took home with you!


Oak National Academy:  Linking Translation and Reflection

Working on what you learnt about this week wit reflection and last week with translation. Again make sure you watch the video more than once if you get stuck, and always email your teacher if you have a question. Send us the answers you get for the independent task and the quiz.

TT Rock Stars

Mr Murray will also be on TT Rockstars in the Arena for each class at these times:

Wagtail: 1-1.30

Waxwing: 1.30-2

Woodpecker: 2-2.30

Wren: 2.30-3

Come and join in and test your times tables skills against him!


Pick one of the famous buildings in London, like the Shard or the Lloyds building, find out who the architect was and then use to research about them. Draw a version of the building yourself using just a pencil and shading.


Go to your class page to get the login information for Churanga and log in to try some of the activities we have set for you.


Bonjour Year 5, c'est Mademoiselle Zanon. This week we are going to revise opinion verbs and learn about some hobbies. Have a look at the list of key words below and take the game-show quiz here once you know them.

je n'aime pas - I do not like

j'aime - I like

j'adore - I love

je déteste - I hate

dessiner - To draw

écouter de la musique - to listen to music

cuisiner/faire la cuisine - to cook

faire du vélo - to bike

jouer au foot - to play football

jouer sur l'ordinateur - to play on the computer

regarder la télé - to watch tv

surfer sur Internet - to surf the internet

lire - to read

faire du shopping - to go shopping

chanter - to sing

danser - to dance

pêcher - to go fishing

lire des bandes dessinées - to read comic books

écouter de la musique - to listen to music

aller au cinéma - to go to the movies

regarder un film - to watch a movie

peindre - to paint

jouer aux jeux vidéos - to play video games

Well done to Robert, Akif, Jakub, Ikram, Nina, Deepmoy and Nicole who all did great on the Sports quiz.

Bon weekend.

Friday 24th April


Today, we would like you to edit your paragraph, make sure you have used some persuasive openers:

- It is certain that

- As a matter of fact

- You ought to

- Listen to me

Now add some parenthesis, like you practised on Monday and Tuesday. Just add some extra information to your sentences, using brackets, commas or dashes.

When you've finished, publish in your neatest handwriting, you could even add an illustration.


Solve the reasoning challenges on BBC Bitesize.


Take part in the MG Art Challenge and draw an important building in Walthamstow to go with your research. 


We are going to revise and learn some musical instruments. 

1. Open and complete the match up at the bottom of the page called 'musical_instruments -mat'

2. Play the game here to practise your listening, reading and pronunciation skills:

3. Watch the video and answer the questions below:

In Martinique, music is an important part of the culture, and in this lesson starter Maya and her friends talk about the instruments they play and the music they like.


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1. Listen to Maya at the beginning. Where in the world is Martinique?

2. What types of music does she like?

3. What are the names of the last two children?

4. What instruments are they playing (in French) ?

5. Antoine is playing a traditional instrument called the 'Tibois'. What instrument does it remind you of (in French)?

6. What does the tibois remind Maya of?

7. What instrument is the last girl better at?


Thursday 23rd April


Following on from yesterday, you need to use the notes to write a persuasive paragraph. You are Thorkel, trying to persuade Viglaf to take the three of you on the Sea Eagle, away from Kaupang. Here is a writing frame to help you and chapter 14 to give you ideas.

Some thoughts to get you started:

- Viglaf owes you a favour

- Sick of being in Kaupang, take us anywhere

- Talking to us will make you an enemy of Orm's, I'll tell him it was you're idea to burn his halls


Complete the word problems on BBC Bitesize, choose the questions that are right for you.


Continue researching the questions on Walthamstow - scroll down to Tuesday to see.

Wednesday 22nd April


Make sure you're up-to-date with Viking Boy, you can listen here. Re-listen to chapter 14 for the following activity.

Imagine you are Thorkel trying to persuade Viglaf to take you, Rurik and Gunnar on the ship out of Kaupang. How would you convince him? For today, come up with a list of 4 or 5 points to convince him. We will continue with this tomorrow.


Try Translation lesson 2 on the national academy website.


Continue with Tuesday's research.

Tuesday 21st April

MG Art Club Challenge

You can find the latest challenge on the blog page You can submit your entries to

Poem of the Day & Story of the Week

If you head to the 'Fun Learning' section, you will see different story cubes, as well as a different poem every day. There are also different activities to match the poems. Go and check it out!


Take a look at the parenthesis activities under the video from yesterday. You will be using this in your writing. 


Follow the lesson and go through the activities on the National Academy website. Today's lesson is translation.


It's time to get stuck into our new topic for the term, which is: Walthamstow: a local history and geography study. We'll be exploring how Walthamstow has changed over time and looking at its different geographical features.

This week we want you to use the internet, your own knowledge and the knowledge of anyone that you live with to begin to explore the following questions:

Where is Walthamstow? 

Is it a village, town, suburb or part of a city?

Which other boroughs border it?

What types of buildings can we find and what are they used for?

What different types of land-use can we find? Land use: the way in which land is used by people, eg housing/park land etc. 

Are there any green spaces and what are they used for?

How do people use this landscape in different ways?

Are there any local ‘landmarks’?

What types of transport links can we find?

Using these questions, we want you to begin to create either a big poster, spider diagram, booklet, notebook or powerpoint presentation. You can use different colours and draw pictures to present your information. This can be added to throughout this topic. 

Monday 20th April

Hi everyone, hope you're all ready to get stuck into some more work. Don't forget to do the daily tasks on the main page.

Literacy - Grammar:

Today, we want you to look at parenthesis. Sounds complicated but it's just a bit of extra information in a sentence. Here's a video to explain it:

Espresso Parenthesis

Now add some extra information to these sentences using commas, brackets or dashes.

  1. I went to the park with my friend.

  2. John watched a scary film last night.

  3. Sarah and her friend went to the park to play on the swings.

  4. I lost my phone yesterday.

  5. I watched a beautiful sunset.

When you read your book today, see if you can spot any parenthesis.

Maths - arithmetic

Try a challenge of your choice on Daily 10

Then answer arithmetic questions here: 

Mild Challenge

Medium Challenge

Spicy Challenge


Music with Water!

You will need: 

  • 5 or more drinking glasses
  • Water
  • Wooden stick such as a pencil
  1. Line the glasses up next to each other and fill them with different amounts of water. The first should have just a little water while the last should be almost full, the ones in between should have slightly more than the last.
  2. Hit the glass with the least amount of water and observe the sound, then hit the glass with the most water, which makes the higher sound?
  3. Hit the other glasses and see what noise they make, see if you can get a tune going by hitting the glasses in a certain order.

Now write up what you have observed. Can you use the words vibration and sound waves in your explanation?

Easter Break Work

We hope you have enjoyed working on some of the daily activities and Viking tasks in the last two weeks, this week we are going to ask you to get out and explore in some different ways, but still staying indoors! Below are some links to some amazing resources from museums to zoos, so have fun exploring and going on different adventures and let us know what you get up to.

As always the two previous weeks work can be found in the Archive section and below we will still have the Viking Topic Tasks if there we any you didn't yet get to do.

16/4 - There are new chapters of Viking Boy available today!

Have fun and don't forget to email us with what you get up to!


Dublin Zoo: Elephants Penguins African Savanna Activities

Edinburgh Zoo: Pandas Penguins Tigers Koalas

Monterey Bay Aquarium: Jelly Fish Sharks has lots of different live cams from around the world like Gorillas, Birds of Prey and Lions.

Houston Zoo (from 1pm): Ants Giraffes Rhino Others 


British Museum

Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

Louvre, Paris

Google Collections has lots on here such as the MoMA NY, Van Gogh NL, Museo Frida Kahlo MX.


View from the ISS of Earth

Monday 30th March 2020

PE: Active Kids Do Better

Music: Rodrigo

English: Image


Tuesday 31st March 2020

English: Similes

Difference between simile and metaphor

Ideas for descriptive similes (Discovery Espresso log-in details required)

Maths: Maths Games

Use the link and log in as: un -    / pw - 7e5y7use5

The 'folder' tab contains symmetry games for you to test your skills.

Why not challenge yourself and practise other math's skills that are included on this site. 

Have fun!

Wednesday 1st April 2020

English (Discovery Espresso log-in details required for these links):


Metaphors quiz


Carroll diagrams  (username = /password = 7e5y7use5 )

Please continue with your work on the Viking topic tasks at the top of this page. We've had some really lovely work sent in so far!

There is also some useful information on the Year 5 page here if you haven't looked at it yet this week.

Have a great Wednesday!

Thursday 2nd April

English (Discovery Espresso log-in details required for these links):

Expanded noun phrases video

Expanded noun phrase quiz (1)

Expanded noun phrase quiz (2)

Chilli challenge:

Modifying adjectives and prepositional phrases video

Modifying adjectives and prepositional phrases quiz


Line graphs  (username = /password = 7e5y7use5 )

Friday 3rd April


Speedy sequence  (username = /password = 7e5y7use5 )


You have all weekend to make and test your paper aeroplane. Send us a picture or a video of how far it got and how long it was able to stay in the air!

Here are Mr Murray's plane which went 3.7m...

...and Ms Carter's plane which was in the air for 2 seconds.

French from Ms Zanon:

This week's task is to revise and learn new sports in French.

Beginner word level: match the French words with the English words in these two games Match Up and Balloon Pop. Enter your name and see your place on the leaderboard.

Beginner sentence level: go through the tutorial, play the games and test yourself at the end.  You could send in a picture of your results.

Defi de piment (that's 'chilli challenge' in French!): even more challenging games!