Year 5

Hello everyone. I hope that you are all still well and staying safe.

Did any of you manage to see the Coppice and Roundthorn Live Blog? It is a brilliant watch and there are so many ideas on their, from PE, to science, to writing, to maths games, to mindfulness and to creative ideas with empty toilet rolls! If you haven’t already, give it a watch now. Just click on the link and it will take you to the video that was recorded from the day.

Remember – You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think, stay positive.

I am missing you all so very much,

Mr Mills

Year 5 update 3/04/20

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Year 5 Update 14/05/20

Video Message from Mr Mills

Book Reading By Mr Mills

Book Reading By Mr Mills [Part 2]

Book Reading By Mr Mills [Part 3]

Book Reading by Mr Mills [Part 4]

Book Reading by Mr Mills [Part 5]

Video Message from Mrs Schofield

Video Message & Book Reading from Mr Smith

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Video Message from Mrs Edwards

Video Message from Miss Mallalieu

Book Reading from Miss Mallalieu

Quiz Week 1

The Oak National Academy

The Oak National Academy is an online classroom that teachers have created. There is work for many different year groups. If you follow the link:  click on the ‘online classroom’ then subject, then year 5, there are lots of different online lessons. Have a look and pick something that you find interesting. Try to have a go at one English, maths and a foundations subject a day if you can.

BBC Bitesize

BBC Bitesize is also offering a daily lesson. Click on this link: and click start a lesson. You can then pick Year 5 (or any other year if you want to have a look at what other years are doing) and then have a go at the lesson. Again, try to do all of the daily lessons. Why not mix it up with The Oak National Academy lessons? Enjoy


I have attached some reading comprehension sheets for you to have a go at. There are 4 in total. One is about the Vikings, two are about animals (a Robin and Meerkats) and the last one is about the Menai Bridge in Wales. If you are wondering why I have attached this one, it is because I went to university in Bangor, North Wales and I  used to run across this bridge every morning so I thought you may like to read about it.

I have also found a series of videos on YouTube of someone reading a David Walliams book. I know they are popular and I haven’t read this one so though you may like it. Just click on the link to listen to the first chapter and then you can watch the next chapter after that.

Reading – Comprehension Meerkats

Reading – Comprehension Menai Bridge

Reading – Comprehension Robins

Reading – Comprehension Vikings

There are 6 free children’s classic stories available in word, PDF and audiobook on this website.

They are:

  1. Alice in Wonderland
  2. Wind in the Willows
  3. The Railway Children
  4. The Jungle Book
  5. Peter Pan
  6. Black Beauty


I have attached some more writing prompts to give you some ideas of what you could base some writing on. Again, the purpose of this is to enjoy what you are writing – make it as fun and creative as you can. Share it with an adult, friend, brother, sister or a next door neighbour (from a safe distance of course!) or type it up and sent it to me – I’d love to read them 

Also, if you watch the Coppice Roundthorn Live blog, a fantastic teacher from Coppice called Mr Knight has some excellent ideas for a few speaking and listening games (Go to about 4 hours 5 minutes on the live stream). These are called: The Minister’s Cat and Fortunately, Unfortunately.

He also shows talks about what an ‘ode’ is and how you could create your own – why not give it a go?

Please keep practicing spellings too – you have lots of ideas and the Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 spelling words to keep you busy.

Writing Prompts


For maths, I will continue to post 2Do’s on Purple Mash focussing on mental arithmetic and I’m also going to set some up for written calculations – you may have to do this on paper and put your answers on Purple Mash. With this in mind, I have created a short multiplication and short division sheet for you practice and see how you get on. I’ve also included some fraction work and conversion of time. If you need any help at all, just let me know. The activities are all on one document and the answers are on a different document so you can check how you’ve done.

Again, please keep working on your times tables on Times Tables Rockstars – this is the time to be learning them! I always say how important times tables are and you were all doing so well in our times tables tests in class – keep up the hard work.


Maths Answers

Continue to access the White Rose Hub website – you could always look at different year groups like Year 4 or Year 3 if you wanted some more to do.

A person called Gareth Metcalfe has started to put online lessons. He has some fantastic problems to do. Have a look at his videos by following this link:

PARENTS: This link is for you. A fantastic maths consultant who has done lots of my training is posting daily online training videos. These are aimed at teachers and teaching assistants but it covers a lot of the strategies that we use in school. Have a look at the video by following the link: and try to use some of the strategies on your children if you can. They should be familiar with some of these strategies already!  He also said he will be posting some maths games so look out for those.

I have also added some sheets that you may want to print off if you can or just write down your answers. These are:

Ordering numbers

Negative numbers

Multiples and common multiples

Factors and common factors

Roman numerals

The questions are all on one document and then there is another document of answers so you can check your work – no peeking!


Maths answers

Timestables Rockstars: Please keep practicing your tt rockstars. My speed has improved loads and that’s just from 10 minutes a day. I promise, if you find a quiet space and practice for 10 minutes a day, then your speed will increase too.

There is access to the parents portal – free for a month. There are loads of activities as well as songs to help children with many aspects of their maths. Here are lots of free activities involving many different aspects of maths

Comparing Numbers to a Million

Reading and Writing Digits

Rounding to 10 100 1000

Value of Digits


I have attached some of the writing prompt that we use for the pink homework book. Use these to help you write a story, a poem, a non-chronological report or a newspaper article. Remember what we say when we do a creative write in school – it’s about enjoying your writing (writing for pleasure). Once you have done it, why not read it to your family – what do they think about it? Can you improve it in any way? Here are many different activities to help with grammar and punctuation

Writing Prompts

Silent Letter Wordsearch

Spelling ible, able Wordsearch

Year 5 English Grammar and Punctuation Test 1



I have attached some more SPaG sheets for you to have a go at.

There is a wordsearch for silent letters – why not have a go at creating your own?

There is a short PowerPoint for tion, sion and ssion prefixes along with 2 spelling quizzes.

There is a sheet of adverb work that you can have a go at. Remember: TRaMP time (when), Reason (Why), manner (how – usually ly ending words), Place (Where). The answers are at the bottom of this sheet so you can mark your work when you’ve finished it

There is also a spelling activity sheet. This will hopefully give you some fun ways to practice your year 5 and year 6 spelling words (I’ve also attached this sheet along with the year 3 and year 4 words for others you may wish to practice).

Adverb Sheet and Answers

Spelling Suffix tion sion ssion

Spelling – Circle The Correct Spelling sion ssion tion cian Suffix

Year 3 & 4 Spelling List

Year 5 & 6 Spelling List

Spelling Activities

PSHE and Art

Getting creative

An artist called Darrell Wakelam (to see his twitter profile search @DarrellWakelam or for his website) has been posting ideas of things to make. Here, I’ve attached two ideas that I thought you may like – plus they relate to our space learning from earlier in the year. Why not have a go at making a rocket or a UFO, or both? If you don’t like the look of these, head over to his website to see if there are any other ideas for you to try.

I’ve linked these too together as sometimes art can be very relaxing.

Below is a picture called a ‘Zentangle’ (a finished version – not mine)

Here is how you can create one:

  1. Outline the shape of your Zentangle.
  2. Draw a square border outlining the shape of your Zentangle,
  3. Next divide your shape into several sections. Use a pen or pencil to draw strings. …
  4. Fill in each section with a pattern. …
  5. Zentanglewith every section filled. …
  6. Color or shade if you choose.

If you didn’t fancy that, or wanted to draw something else, then here is a nice video:

It shows how you can draw different animals just from your hands! Have a look.


Keep learning the facts from your knowledge organiser about Brazil.

Keep learning the European countries and capitals – make quizzes for your parents, siblings, cousins etc. or ask them to make a quiz for you.

Brazil Knowledge Organiser

Kahoot! Quizzes

Some of you already know this, but I’ve been creating some Kahoot! Quizzes for you to have a go at. Keep looking at Purple Mash as I have been emailing you the codes. If you don’t know or have forgotten your purple mash login, please get in touch via the school Facebook page or email the school and we will get you your password. Here are the codes to the Kahoot! Quizzes I have done so far:

Weekly Quiz: 04870618

Maths: 01874870

Grammar & Spelling: 04442222

I will be adding more soon, so keep checking Purple Mash.


Brazil Homework