Wednesday 31st March.




In class we are going to do a test on what we have learnt in division during lockdown. You can prcatice division and finish off the work from previous days. If you feel you are an expert have a go at these number problems


English/ Science

Do you have a bike, skateboard or skates? If so have a look at them and see if you can explain how they work  scientifically using your knowledge of forces. Include information on pushes, pulls, gravity resistance and friction. You could also include what happens when you fall. Remember to include lots of diagrams.

If you are not sure you could look it up. Here is a film to get you started


The results of todays (Tuesday 30th March writing use and improve if you need to


Tuesday 30th March


Today we are going to be doing some reasoning problems: division with remainders. If you need some practice with straight division I will put another sheet up here as well. Again there is no White Rose film so it is just my lesson. Good luck

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Today we will be editing and improving our work. If you have sent it to me I should have given you some ideas already which you might just want to get on with. If you haven't written it or want to practice editing look at the example and see if you can. Why not bring it in to show me.


  1. Spot all the mistakes (there are a lot)
  2. Spot as many features of an explanation as you can 
  3. Spot other areas of grammar  - adverbials, complex sentences, relative clauses, parenthesis colons semi colons and other punctuation examples of formal language, noun phrases and high level vocabuary.

Other subjects


Alot of you have asked for a bit of time to catch up, so today I am going to give you time to catch up on anything you need to and improve the work you have already done. If you are done why not practice the song from music; practice some more Spanish or complete a piece of space art of your choice

Monday 29th March.


Welcome back  and I hope you had a good weekend 


We will stick with division for the next couple of days but it will get harder so I will put some practice on here as well for those of you who feel you need it. There is no White Rose film so it is the live lesson or have a go on your own.

 Year-5-Spring-Block-1-problem solving.pdfDownload
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Below is a division practice sheet if you need it - don't do the ones where the divisor is two digit (unless you want a challenge)...

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Today we should be writing our explanations - if you would prefer I am happy for you to type this or even create a power point. At each stage you should have a diagram with labels. If you can find one to copy and paste that is fine by me.  Use your plan. A filled in plan is attached below as is the explanation on the water cycle to help you see how it should be written. Remember use the plan and try to expand on each point. The link to the how to website is also here to help you with ideas and language. Remember to use all the features below.

break down a process into clear stages

  • stages are in chronological (time order)
  • time conjunctions are used to sequence the writing
  • an impersonal tone is used
  • technical language in used wherever possible
  • diagrams help the reader to understand the steps

Year 5 expectations

Complex sentences, relative clauses, all punctuation including colons and semi colons, detailed noun phrases. capital letters and spellings correct.

I will be available on Zoom  to help if you need it but as you are just writing you might just want to get on with it. Then send it to me so I can suggest improvements on Tuesday.


 ANNOTATED - Y5 How the water cycle works.pdfDownload
 Planning an Explanation filled in.docxDownload
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Below is the planning work we did on Zoom on Friday

 Planning an Explanation.docxDownload
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Today we are going to look at why we have day and night and what the evidence is. Is it the same everywhere? 

  1. Have a look outside at different times of the day - WITHOUT ACTUALLY LOOKING AT IT (this is very dangerous) make a note as to where The Sun (not capitals for name) is. You will notice it moves across the sky from East to West.
  2. If you can have a look at the position and length of shadows, have a look at different times of the day - what do you notice?
  3. Watch the films on the rotation of the Earth

In any way you like represent your findings

Friday March 26th



The children who I have seen seem to be getting on well with this so we are going to move on to remainders. Everyone can do this as the division skills are the same. We just need to think about remainders now. Here is the White Rose film and the work is below



Today we are going to plan our explanations - the link to the knowhow website below will help a lot with language and detail.


The features of an explanation and some vocabulary to use are on the document below.  You need to write a plan under the headings below.

Remember to start each one with a time adverbial and try to be impersonal. 



Introduction: what do we want to learn and why


Warning: (what must be checked)


Step 1.  (Toes and feet)



Step 2. (Head and body)



Step 3 (take off)



Step 4 (Middle)


Step 5 (Enter the water)

How do I know I have done well?



 screen shots - lesson 1.pptxDownload
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Find out as much as you can about what makes up the solar system by watching the video and carrying out the activities involved in it.




Can you create a planet in any form you like. This can be 2D or 3D. It can be imaginary or real, You can use any medium. If you can write a short piece about why you chose the method you did and what were the fun bits and what was more difficult.



Thursday 25th March

Today we are going to divide 4 digits by one digit but we are going to be looking at it through what is known as the bus stop method. Many of the adultsat home will be more familiar with this.

The link for white rose are here - I will be using the slides from this but going more slowly. The worksheets are also attached




Today, we will be writing notes on diving sentences in an
impersonal style. This means that the pronouns ‘I’, ‘you’ and ‘we’ etc. must be avoided!

Look at how the sentence below changes from personal to impersonal


First, start with your toes at the end of the board with your arms overhead. To keep your head
up, focus on a target at a 45-degree angle across the pool.


First, toes are positioned at the end of the board by the diver with arms positioned overhead. To
keep the head up, focus on a target at a 45-degree angle across the pool.

Now use the resources 3a and 3b on the resources I sent yesterday (I will also put them in a file below)

Can you spot the personal and impersonal and say why you know. When you have done this, can you rewrite them in the opposite style.

Finally if you did some notes on diving yesterday - have a look can you rewrite them in impersonal style

 High Flying Giraffes 9-11 - Teaching Resources.pdfDownload
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Here is the link to the street dance page we have been using. Choose a move and see if you can perfect it then fit it in with other moves - try to create a sequence. Can you count the beats and put make sure your moves match the beat?




Watch the videos on the SMART targets - can you create a poster or comic strip or powerpoint representing one of more of the SMART





Wednesday 24th March


 Today is just a continuation from yesterday but just using three digit numbers instead of two digit ones. If you are having problems please let me know - thank you to those people who have. 

If you are still struggling do some of your own with just two digits. Tomorrow we will use a different method the bus stop method which will be more familiar to the adults at home. Here is the White Rose film to support you and the work sheet are below



 Division three digits by one.pdfDownload
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Today’s lesson will be about learning the technicalities of diving – you
will become experts in diving, researching technique and the science behind it.
Before watching the film clips below, write down anything you know or any adults near you know  about high diving, any techniques, any diving board heights, any vocabulary used to describe dive techniques?


Now watch the video links below, discuss and write down some of the information and vocabulary used For example 

The 4 main parts – starting position, take off, flight/trajectory and the entry into the water and
vocabulary such as rotational inertia, tuck, rip entry etc.

Now we are going use these videos and any other independent research you can do to explain
how to high dive using the correct technical language.

Use the research sheet (resource 2a - see yesterdays downloads). The children should use each box to record
notes about the different stages of a successful high dive. Use the video clips to help. Here are some examples (please don't just copy - add to, change, write own)
looking for e.g.

Step 1 – Starting position.

First, start with your toes at the end of the board with your arms overhead. To keep your head
up, focus on a target at a 45 degree angle across the pool.

Step 2 – Take off
When taking off, make sure you clear the board. Make sure that you jump as high as possible to
give enough forward velocity for the dive. The higher you jump on take-off, the more tricks you
can perform in the air.

There is also a glossary box for children to define the technical vocabulary
used to remind you what it means.


How to Dive videos



Find out and remember the names of all the planets and the order they are in distance from the sun. Use the link to this Ok Academy Lesson; complete the start quiz and the tasks set during the film. Then complete the end quiz to see how much you have learnt.


Below is a link to more information

What else can you find out?

Tuesday 23rd March

Hello every body - I hope yesterday went okPlease let me know if you are having any problems so I can give you some support as soon as possible.



The second day of division which includes some remainders. I have put the white rose film link here which goes through the work in detail. Iff you need to watch it a number of times. You are welcome to make your own tables and use anything you have at home as counters for the 10's and 1's if that helps. Everyone needs to complete the first page of work on the White Rose. The second page is more of a challenge. There are then some extra challenges on the Twinkl sheets


 Horizontal Format - Divide 2 Digits by 1 Digit.pdfDownload
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Today we are going to start our work on explanations. We will start by watching a very interesting film. The title of the film is 5 feet 8 inches. What do you think it might be about?

Now look at this introductory picture  - now what do you think it is about?


Be prepared for a surprise! - Watch the film and write down your initial thoughts -


Did you enjoy it and why / why not?

What do you think of the Giraffes?

Would you like to try this?

What else do you think?


Now watch the film from 1:30 onwards.  Watch the giraffes carefully and remember the actions and technique you see in the correct order. You may wish to pause and write during different frames (there is a good slow-motion tuck and roll at around 4mins). After you have finished watching the film, describe to someone or write down the different things which happened try to use time adverbials such as

First of all, When they had jumped, While they were diving, When they hit the water. to sequence what you say – Don't worry  about using technical vocabulary for diving just yet. Here are some good examples 

First, carefully lower the first giraffe into place using the hanging apparatus: he will be
responsible for launching the divers into the air.

Next, the other giraffes must get into position

If you want to you can act it out.

Now can you draw and label step by step diagrams to show the reader how to dive like a giraffe.  Use  resource 1a on the resources download if you wish.

If you need some extra help there are also some screenshots for you to sort into order and label.

 High Flying Giraffes 9-11 - Teaching Resources.pdfDownload
 screen shots2.pdfDownload
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In order to really enjoy the learning on forces we need lots of equipment that you may not have at home so I am going to move on a few weeks and do the work that was planned for the Earth and Space. 


Today we are going to look at  evidence - Is the Earth flat (Like a plate) - or spherical (like a ball). Watch the attached film and use the information cards to come to a decision then present your ideas either using one of the formats provided or one of your own. If you have chance and it is clear spend some time this evening looking at the stars and the moons - what can you see? - What questions do you  have about it? You can get a free app which will tell you what you are looking at - my children love playing with it.


 Activity Sheet Scientific Ideas and Evidence - Black and White.pdfDownload
 Activity Sheet Shape of the Earth Evidence Cards - Black and White.pdfDownload
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Monday 22nd March


We are starting with division today. We are going to start from the beginning so you may find it quite easy so I have added some problem solving to make you think a little. Watch the video then do the White Rose and if you find it easy do the problem solving


 Vertical Format - Divide 2 digits by 1 digit (1).pdfDownload
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 I have given you some spellings and grammar work to practice today while I sort out some online lessons for our explanation project. Watch the Oak Academy film and carry out the activities within it


Class Novel - The link below leads to a you tube version of Kensuke's Kingdom Chapter 7. Enjoy listening to it and following it. If you can, try to read along.


I have also included the VIPERS for those of you who want to practice your comprehension skills do the ones for chapter 7. I would do the vocabulary, retrieval and inference first. You can write the answers down or do them verbally with someone.

 Kensukes Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo 9-11 - VIPERS Discussion Guide (10).pdfDownload
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Watch the film and then

After you've watched the video, answer the questions below

  • What do the trampolinists do to get lift?
  • Which forces are at work?
  • Can you draw a diagram showing the forces involved?
  • What materials might the trampoline be made from?
  • How do you stop bouncing?
  • Can you build a trampoline for your toys using materials you have at home - what things work well and what do not?



Friday 18t March


Looks like you have been working hard - well done. 



I am going to set you the same challenge as the others today. 


Using multiplication - how many ways can you make 168? Can you find a way of doing it using  2digit multiplication (clue the 12x table doesn't stop at 12 and use doubling/ halving)


if this is easy use a dice to create a 3 or 4 digit number and do the same - Can you find any big square or prime numbers?



Look at the text attached on the Water Cycle - look at all the grammar and structure it has. Now can you label the gravity text in the same way.

When you have done this can you create a Venn diagram showing the similarities and differences between the two texts - both structurally and grammatically..



Remember the work we did last week on Our Life in books - We began a picture to represent our life in books. Sorry you don't have it in front of you but could you produce a new one. Thanks


Thursday 18th March

Again todays work should build on Yesterdays and is parallel to the work in class. If you have not finished yesterdays work then do that first and only complete what you can in the time available. Do not feel it all has to be completed today.


Watch the attached Oak Academy Lesson on Formal Conjunctions and complete the tasks within it.


We are still on Multiplication in class (and will be to the end of the week). I know you can do this so have a go at the challenge attached. It is all about sharing Chocolate. I have done this with children in the past and they have found it challenging. If you have trouble getting going use the getting started tab on the top left of the page. If you are really struggling hve a look at some possible solutions and see if you understand what they are suggesting. Good luck


Choose one of Galileo or Newton and see if you can find out more about them and their discoveries - can you repeat any of their experiments? - present your work in any way you like.

Wednesday 17th March.

I know there was a lot of work yesterday so just a few additions to keep you going if required. 


Watch the oak academy video below on complex sentences and carry out the exercises in it.



Have a go at the NRICH challenge set on the link below, It is based on triangular numbers which you were asking about on Monday. When you have done the problem, look at the solutions and wee if you understand them.



Look at the attached power point and complete the tasks on the worksheets provided (or onto paper)


I have attached a Spanish booklet - revise what you already know


 The Abrahamic Religions Activity Sheet.pdfDownload
 What Is God Like - PowerPoint.pdfDownload
 What Is God Like - PowerPoint.pptDownload
 What is God Like Card Sort.pdfDownload
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Tuesday 16th March


  1. Complete the comprehension on Gravity including the extension (Extra Science)
  2. Watch the Oak Academy video on Explanations below and carryout the activities (optional if you have time)


 Carry out the problems on the problem sheet below and then have a go at the extension from Nrich if you have time


In the afternoon we have swimming - if you want a go at some of the dance we have been doing here is the link

Computing - Internet safety

Watch the first 2 chapters below and begin to create a leaflet on Online Safety - have a front page - Page 2 = What should you accept and page 3 What is reliable