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Year 5 Home Learning

All of our parents can now access Twinkl which has loads of resources,ideas, advice and support for home learning!

Go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer 

Create an account using offer code UKTWINKLHELPS

You should then be able to access everything, including some home learning packs for each year group at www.twinkl.co.uk/search?term=school+closure!


Y5/6 Projects - these are amazing and have loads of ideas!

Week 1 – View Here
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Week 7 – View Here

Activity Ideas


Create your own poem about a theme of your choice. Use 2-4 stanzas and check you have used the key conventions of a poem: alliteration, rhythm, metaphors, imagery, personification, onomatopoeia, rhyme, similes and even portmanteau! Use a colour code to check these and add any you have missed.

Read a new book or your favourite story. Write a book review about this using the template below. You can use your exercise book to write down your review. Once you have done this, write the first chapter of the sequel (your own version if it already has one!). Make sure you have used fronted adverbials, modal verbs, relative clauses, powerful verbs and vivid adjectives.

Create a front cover for either or both of the above activities. If you have bigger paper or card, you can even create a booklet and use your imagination for pictures or pop ups!


Times Tables Rockstars - all children have a log-in for this. Who can knock Mr Watson off his perch in Year 5?

https://urbrainy.com/maths/year-5-age-9-10 - Loads of activities for every area of maths!



Use the knowledge mats (see file list at the bottom of the page) to create a quiz for your parents.

Select the key information on a knowledge mat and use this to create a poster or a presentation. Present your key findings. If you have access to the internet, research the topic further and see what else you can find out.

For further activities on each science or history/geography topic:

Earth and Space – Research the stages of the moon as it orbits the moon. Draw the cycle from new moon to new moon.

Forces – Make a paper helicopter and investigate the effects of air resistance and gravity. A helicopter hovers in the air as its propellers rotate. Use the template and instructions below to create your own and time how long it takes to fall to the floor from a set height. Complete this test multiple times. Why is this important? Record your results. Try to make another helicopter that takes longer to fall and discuss why this is. Consider the surface area of the propellers.

Maya Civilisation – Research the Tzolk’in or Haab calendar that the Ancient Mayans developed. Explain how the calendar works and create a diagram or model to illustrate how it works. To help you start, the Tzolk’in was a 260-day religious calendar. It had 20 days and 13 numbers that were combined to form the full 260 cycle. The Haab was a 365-day solar calendar that consisted of 18 months of 20 days and a short month of 5 days!

Animals including Humans – Create a collage of photos of you as a baby and now. You may even want to include photos of you when you were 2-4 years old. Create a table showing the similarities and differences of the photos. How will you change in the future?

Raging Rivers – Create a model river using the instructions attached. Complete the accompanying questions on the instructions sheet.

Properties and Changes of Materials – Scientists have used chemical reactions to create many useful materials over time. Can you research one of the following scientists and the new material they made: Benerito (wrinkle-free cotton), Silver (glue for sticky notes), Baekeland (Bakelite plastic), Brearly (stainless steel) or McAdam (tarmac)? Research the life of the scientist; when and where they lived, what they did and what their material was and how it was useful. You may wish to use diagrams. Use the most creative way you can think of to present the research.

Properties and Changes of Materials – Choose an item in your house and draw it. Label the different materials and what they are useful for. For example, a frying pan has a plastic handle to insulate against the heat, so you can hold it without being burnt. The pan has a metal base to conduct heat from the hob and allow the food in the pan to heat up and cook.

Ancient Greece – Choose a key event from Ancient Greece from the following: Democracy in Ancient Greece, Ancient Greek Olympics, The Battle of Marathon, Gods and Goddesses or The Trojan War. Research this event and present it back to your parents and ready to show in class!

Modern Greece – Create a fact file comparing Greece and the UK today. Comparisons may include the location of the countries, weather, language, currency, types of homes, food, religions, Government/Royal Families, populations and capital cities.


Duolingo app – all children have a log-in for this.

 Book Review.pdfDownload
 Knowledge Mats.pptxDownload
 Make a Model River.pdfDownload
 Paper Helicopter Investigation.pdfDownload
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