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Thursday 21st January 2021

We have nearly arrived at the end of another week, keep going! Have a good day today, work hard and make sure to email pictures of your work.

If you have any issues or problems, please use the zoom meetings to speak to me or get your parents to email me during the school day.

Mr Farrier

SpellingEnglishEnglish Zoom Drop-inBreakMathsMaths Zoom Drop-inLunch
1:00pm1:30pm2:15pm – 3:00pm3:00pm
ReadingPSHEAfternoon Zoom Drop-in SessionStory Time

Zoom Drop-in Links

Mr Farrier’s English Zoom Meeting

Time: 10:00 – 10:30am


Meeting ID: 994 1240 0082

Passcode: year5

Mr Farrier’s Maths Zoom Meeting

Time: 11:30 – 12:00am


Meeting ID: 971 9522 2708

Passcode: year5

Mr Farrier’s Afternoon Zoom Meeting

Time: 2:15 – 3:00pm


Meeting ID: 978 6001 0732

Passcode: year5


Countdown Spelling:

Spend 4 minutes on each spelling and try to make as many new words as possible from the spellings below.






For example – restaurant = rest, tent, rat, rent


SPAG (15 minutes): Commas

Commas are a very important part of writing because they can be used in a variety of ways. They can be used in: a list, after openers, to split clauses and to avoid confusion. You are going to spend this PAG lesson focusing on commas in a list. You will then spend the next three PAG lessons focusing on a different comma component.

Look at the sentences below. I want you to write the sentences which use commas in a list. When you have completed that, create two of your own list sentences, using commas correctly.

Writing (45 minutes): To write a traditional tale

Today you are going to continue with your shared write. We are going to move onto the resolution section of the story. This part of the story solves the problem. Watch the clip below and then use the success criteria to create your own problem paragraph.

Within your resolution paragraph, you must think about everything we have covered over the past three days. Challenge yourself to include as many skills as you possibly can whilst making it exciting.


Maths Meeting: Recapping adding and subtracting fractions (15 minutes)

When adding and subtracting fractions, it is important that you do not change the denominator (bottom number which makes up the amount of a whole) and that you only work with the numerator (the number above the line in a fraction which shows how many of the parts indicated by the denominator are taken).


Maths Meeting: Decimals (45 minutes)

Today we are going to be continuing to work with hundredths. You are going to see hundredths which are greater than 1 whole one and you will be converting them into decimals using tenths and hundreds. Watch the link below.

Task 1:

Task 2:


For reading this afternoon I would like you to read the follow extract below.

Moving on

I can see her from my window. In her bedroom putting make up on getting ready to go out. She was my best friend. But not anymore.
I can’t help but think back to how different things used to be between us, just a few years ago. I remember the first day I met her, when she burst in to my world like a ray of sunshine exclaiming “We will be best friends forever!” A promise she failed to keep.
At first we did everything together – went shopping, ate in restaurants, went for drives in the car, and every year she insisted I went on holiday with her and her family. Always to a beach. I never told her but I hated the way the sand never seemed to wash out of my hair.
She introduced me to my first ever boyfriend. He was called Ken and was the love of my life. He was so handsome and well dressed and she always said we belonged together. That was until… That year we went to Menorca – another beach holiday – but the first time Ken and I had been away as a couple. We all had a great time! But two days before we came home, I stayed at the hotel while the rest of them went on a boat trip. They were gone for ages, but I enjoyed the peace and quiet. When she came back I could tell she had been crying. She hugged me close and sobbed. There had been an accident on the boat and my Ken was lost forever – presumed drowned.
When we got back home things were never the same again. I was just numb, but she cried a river. She sobbed when she saw his car in the driveway, when she opened the wardrobe and saw his clothes, and when she stepped on his surfboard – his pride and joy – and broke it. I just smiled at her and hoped in my eyes she could see I forgave her. She tried at the start to make everything better, taking me out, buying me new clothes and even introducing me to a new man.
I don’t know exactly when we started to drift apart. Her visits dwindled and I saw her less and less. She has a new friend now, called Sarah, who is beginning to take my place. I met Sarah once briefly, and she laughed at me. I looked at my best friend and could see how embarrassed she was with me. I knew then our time was over.
She is still fixing her hair, music blaring through the open window. Suddenly her bedroom door opens. “Turn that music down Lucy!” her mum yells, “Have you decided what things you are giving to the charity shop yet? I’m going now!” She looked over – directly at me. “Yeah mum, I think the doll’s house and Barbie can go.” And my world went black as the plastic bag was placed over my home.

Vocabulary – Look at these words I have picked from the text and clarify these words. What do they mean? Why are they used? Use the internet to help you if you don’t know what they mean.

Presumed –

Handsome –

Sobbed –

Retrieval –
1. Why did the character not enjoy going to the beach?
2. What was yelled when the door opened?
3. What promise was broken?
4. What was his pride and joy?

Summarise –
Order these events from 1-5.

Ken drowns.
The family go on holiday.
Her friend breaks Ken’s surf board.
Sarah begins to take her place.
A plastic bag is placed over Barbie’s house.

When you’ve done that, take some time to just relax and read for another 5 or 10 minutes. Enjoy your reading time.


Last week in PSHE, we began to look at mental health and how we can stay positive during a global pandemic. Today I would like you to complete the two following tasks.

Task 1 – think about positive and negative experiences and feelings you have had during this unsettled time, and record them in a table. I have given an example below. It is important to talk about any negative feelings that you have with an adult. You could also tell them positive feelings too, it may help them to see more positive things too.

I have had chance to spend more time with my family. I felt scared because my parents have been at work.
I have enjoyed going on long walks.I missed seeing all of my friends.

Task 2 – How can we be kind to ourselves? I want you to list ten things that are can impact positively on your life and that make you happy. These things can keep you positive. Here are some examples below.


Relax, enjoy a story to yourself and reflect on your day.

I am proud of your efforts.

Well done,

Mr Farrier.


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