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Year 5 - May 4th 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 anytime after that.

15 minutes

Daily Reading Skills

Read your reading book then complete Monday’s activity – I know, I wonder, I infer.

1 hour


This week’s theme is Poetry, using the ‘Lock Down Write Up’ poetry resources from local Birmingham Poet Laureate finalist, Alan (Kurly) McGeachie. Today’s poem is an acrostic – watch this video to hear Kurly’s ideas and inspiration for writing this type of poem.

Then, use the templates provided in the document to write your own lockdown-inspired acrostic poems using pages 3 to 6. I’d love to read your creations so get sharing!


20 minutes

Daily Maths Skills

Complete Day 1 of this week’s Fluent in Five and Rapid Reasoning questions. Answers are provided for you to check your work afterwards.

45 minutes


15 minutes


Your words for this week are all adverbials of time.


The words are: yesterday, tomorrow, later, immediately, earlier, eventually, recently, previously, finally, lately

Practice spelling the words using the Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check sheet.

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

Lunch Break

20 minutes


20 minutes

Comprehension activity

1 hour

Picture News: How can one person make a big difference?

Read the information about Colonel Tom Moore’s incredible achievement. Can you think of any local heroes in your community? Have a go at the reflection activities and challenges.

20 minutes

Watch Newsround

Discuss the main stories with a partner or family member