Year 5

Welcome to the Year 5 homepage. This is where your child will find what learning they will need to complete for the week. 

Learning will be uploaded between 8:30am - 9:30am every Monday


Planned learning


Last week we learned lots of amazing verbs that we can use to describe what water does. They are above! 

We would like you to use some of these words to write a poem about water. 

To do this, you need choose something to talk about for each line and then find an appropriate verb to describe it. How much detail can you add? 

Here is an example of how your poem could start: 

Water Everywhere

Rain drizzles to the earth, soaking everything, soaking into the earth. 

Gently, it bubbles up and seeps down where it ripples into rivers. 

In homes, it gushes from taps and gurgles down peoples throats. 



Below are this week's handwriting words for you to practice in your work book: 

Practice one line for each word (e.g. 1 line practising 'further', 1 line practising 'found', 1 line practising 'definite').



To keep up with reading, please ensure that you are reading for 20 minutes every day and keeping a record of that in your Reading Record. 

Additionally, there is a chapter to read on Purple Mash, this has been set on your '2Dos' - please read and then complete the comprehension questions about that chapter. 


Below are the spellings to practice for this week that are homophones (words that sound the same but spelt differently).

You can practise them by using 'look, cover, write, check' in your work book. 



This week, we are learning to understand tenths and hundredths as decimals. Make sure you watch the videos as this will help you when you compete the independent activity on this page. If you have any question, you can ask them via your class blog on Purple Mash

Last week's maths answers

This will be uploaded the following week for you to check. 


 Below are the drawings that we looked at in school when we learned the parts of a river. Also below are the special words we have been learning for river parts. We would like you to do the following things: 

  1. Create a flow chart that explains how a river is created. You can use bullet points in a list and drawings. Make sure you include the special river words we have learned! 
  2. When you have created your flow chart, use it to explain to someone in your family how a river is formed. 
  3. There is an example below of what your flow chart could look like. 

Fitness Challenges

How many reps of the following can you complete in 45 seconds:

Star jumps


Knee ups


In between movements, rest for 1 minute (e.g. 45 seconds of star jumps, rest 1 minute then 45 seconds of burpees etc...).

You can share your scores on your class' blog page on Purple Mash - we look forward to seeing how you have done!

Joe Wicks will also be providing P.E lessons on his Youtube channel every day at 9am - be sure to check it out! :-) 

Family Homework Challenge

Learning with our families can be great fun! As Springtime is here, can you complete this Spring Challenge? Draw a picture of your final scene in your exercise books.

Helpful websites:

Purple Mash homepage -

This is where children can access the class blog and additional reading.

White Rose Maths - 

Extra Maths resources to help support your child at home. 

Classroom Secrets -

Extra learning resources (English and Maths) to help support your child at home. 

Youtube channel '5 a day Tv' -

Youtube channel by Joe Wicks 'The Body Coach' -

It is important to exercise and keep ourselve active, and these Youtube channels have some excellent 5 minute workouts your child can perform at home! We hope you will enjoy!