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Year 5 - May 5th 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



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: Wonderful words

Read your reading book then choose 3 words which are unfamiliar or new to you. Work out their meaning using clues from the text, then check with a partner or dictionary.

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 called “I am” – watch this video to hear Kurly talk about the different poems in the resource pack.

Then, use the templates provided in the document to write your own lockdown-inspired “I am” poem using pages 7 -8. I’d love to read your creations so get sharing!


10 minutes

Daily Maths Skills

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

  1. 800 x 5 =
  2. 723 x 8 =
  3. 43 x 16 =
  4. 504 + 35 =
  5. 5/12 of 144 =

45 minutes


Complete White Rose Maths Summer Term – Week 3: Lesson 2 – Multiply 4 digits by 2 digits. Watch the instructional video then complete the activity sheet by clicking next to the video. Answers are provided for you to check your work afterwards.

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 writing out your spelling words in your best cursive handwriting.

Lunch Break

20 minutes


Practise your times tables on the website below:

20 minutes

Grammar activity

Practice using noun phrases.

1 hour

VE Day

VE Day is celebrated on 8th May and this year marks the 75th Anniversary. Read the information on VE day then answer the following questions about this special day.

  • What is remembered on VE Day?
  • Why do you think it is important to celebrate and recognise VE Day?
How do you think VE Day should be celebrated?
5 minutes

Shared Reading

Follow along and listen to our class text, Street Child by Berlie Doherty.