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Year 5 - May 18th 2020​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Please note this is a guide of what children will be doing in school, there is no requirement for all of these tasks to be completed each day! Timings are just a guide, do what suits you and your child each day.

Learning Timetable



2 minutes

Morning Greeting

30 minutes

PE with Joe!

Get active with Joe Wick’s 30-minute fitness videos. You can access today’s video here. This will be live streamed at 9:30am, or available to replay any time after that.

15 minutes

Daily Reading Skills: I know, I wonder I infer

Read your reading book then write down 1 fact you know, 1 fact you have inferred and 1 fact you are wondering about.

1 hour


This week we are doing a Talk For Writing unit based on a short story called Meet the Rhi-swno-zeb-tah. Click here to access the resource pack.

Today, read the introduction and have a listen to the stimulus text. Then have a look at the rhiswanozebtah picture and read the information text in the pack. Finally, complete the ‘Interests, Questions and Favourites’ section.


10 minutes

Daily Maths Skills

Fluent in Five – have a go at these five fluency questions

  1. 8 x 7 x 2 =
  2. 132,384 – 5,843 =
  3. 1/3 + 1/6 =
  4. 48 ÷ 10 =
  5. 8,695 ÷ 5 =

1 hour


Converting miles and kilometres

This is the sixth lesson on our unit of conversion. In this lesson we explore the difference between imperial and metric units. This lesson will focus on converting between miles and kilometres – a real life skill that you will use for the rest of your life.

This is a link for Oak National Academy, which is an online school that is run by teachers. Your task is to follow the learning journey this week, this includes watching the virtual lessons and completing the activities. You will need to press the 'next activity' button to advance the lesson.

20 minutes


This week’s words are all words with /ear/ sound spelt with ‘ere’

The words are:

sincere, interfere, sphere, adhere, severe, persevere, atmosphere, mere, hemisphere, austere

Practice the words using the Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check technique.

Use a dictionary to look up the meaning of any words you are unsure of.

Lunch Break

20 minutes


Practise your times tables on the website below:


1 hour

International Museum Day

Today, 18th May, is International Museum Day! Each year, many museums participate in this event by planning exhibitions linked to a different theme. The theme for 2020 is Diversity and Inclusion.

Unfortunately it is not possible to visit any museums in person at the moment, but there are a number of virtual tours available online for you to explore! Try some of these museum tours from around the world and let me know what you think!

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Washington DC - Check out dinosaur skeletons, animals from around the globe and even past exhibits that are no longer on display in reality. A great opportunity to visit an American museum that most of us wouldn’t have chance to see in real life!

Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre - This museum is located in Buckinghamshire and is a great opportunity to delve into the fantastical world of an author who has entertained children for decades.

Buckingham Palace - Ever wanted to see inside the Queen’s royal residence? You can now have a nosey around some of the vast rooms in Buckingham 

Palace, thanks to Google Arts and Culture. It was originally created in honour of London Fashion Week 2018, so much of the exhibits on show are of extravagant clothes fit for a king, housed in extravagant rooms.

The British Museum - Ever wanted to see the Rosetta Stone or a real-life mummy? Look no further than the British Museum, which you’d usually have to seek out during a trip to London. The tour is interactive, with artefacts searchable by era, region or type, and you can discover all sorts of interesting objects, including a bank check from Barclays and a papyrus poem from ancient Egypt.

20 minutes

Watch Newsround

Discuss the main stories with a partner or family member