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Tuesday 26th January 2021

Good morning Year 5, continue working hard today and make sure you put 100% effort into all of your work. Please make sure you read 3 times this week and record it into your reading record. If you need to change your reading book at any point, please contact me.

Please check your emails throughout today. I will be sending out an email explaining more details about a new whole school learning platform to further assist communication between school and parents and celebrate your child’s successes.

Keep up the great work everyone and have a terrific Tuesday.

Mr Farrier

SpellingEnglishEnglish Zoom Drop-inBreakMathsMaths Zoom Drop-inLunch
1:00pm1:30pm2:15pm – 3:00pm3:00pm
ReadingScienceAfternoon 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


Acrostic poem – pick a spelling from your list and create an acrostic poem about winter. Challenge – how many spellings can you get into your poem? I have completed one myself. Can you spot how many spellings I have used?

enterprise, improvise, summarise, symbolise, turquoise, surprise, utilise, vandalise, exercise, compromise, advise, advertise, despise, franchise, televise, supervise, revise, disguise, devise, merchandise.

Mrs Robinson’s group – aloud, allowed, past, passed, guessed, guest, their, there, they’re, morning, mourning, led, lead, steal, steel.


SPAG (15 minutes): Linking paragraphs

Linking paragraphs is an important tool to use when you are story writing. You can use adverbs and other adverbial phrases to link paragraphs smoothly. You are going to look at time connectives, temporal connectives and prepositional phrases and link them correctly.

Task 1 –

Task 2 –

Writing (45 minutes): To write a letter

Today you are going to use your plan from yesterday to help you write a letter. Remember, your letter needs to explain what happened in 2020 and the impact it had on you.

Look at the video below and look how I have started my letter.

In your letter I want you to include:

  • A range of openers
  • A range of sentence types
  • Emotive writing using feelings
  • Effective powerful verbs and adjectives
  • Your best handwriting
  • Perfect punctuation


Maths Meeting: Written numbers (15 minutes)

Write out the following numbers in written format. One has been done for you.

63, 248 = sixty three thousand, two hundred and forty eight.

54, 583 =

24, 208 =

17, 038 =

44, 444 =

10, 038 =

Maths: Decimals (45 minutes)

We are moving onto rounding decimals to whole numbers and tenths. Watch the video below and complete the following tasks on the second video.

Task –


Reading comprehension – ‘Listen to the Moon’ by Michael Morpurgo

Task –

  1. Use a dictionary to find the definition of:
  2. Find and copy a word that shows the noise that Alfie hears is a sad one.
  3. What is the relationship between Jim and Alfie?
  4. How do you know that Alfie spends a lot a time out on the coast?
  5. Have Alfie and Jim just arrived or have they been out for a while? How do you know?
  6. Why do you think that Alfie whispers to his father at the end of the extract?
  7. Why do you think the writer has started with the line, “It was a long while later that Alfie first heard it.”? What mood does this create?
  8. Why do you think the author describes the weed as “waving mockingly”?
  9. Why might Jim think that is not possible for a child to be on the island?


Paper Helicopter Investigation

Today you are going to look at the effects of air resistance and gravity. You are going to make a paper helicopter. A helicopter hovers in the air as it propellers rotate. Use the template below and follow the instructions to create a paper helicopter that spins as it slowly falls to the ground.

Time how long your helicopter takes to fall to the ground. Can you make one that falls more slowly? Think about forces of gravity and air resistance which we have looked at the last two weeks and how you can use them to make the helicopter fall slower.

When you have completed the helicopter, draw a picture of it and explain how you have made it fall slower.


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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