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Year 5 home learning

Welcome to the Year 5 home learning area.

This page has an overview of work to be completed in the event of a school closure i.e. snow day or a student being ill but well enough to complete some work.

This work reflects the same learning that the children in school will be completing. 


Wherever possible, we will reply to any questions or queries you may have about the work. We would also like to see what work children are doing, so please use email or Dojo to send us photos, videos or documents.

We expect children to be competing the following daily activities:

  • reading for at least 20 minutes;
  • spelling shed or practising their spellings for 20 minutes;
  • TTRockstars for 20 minutes.

Suggested activities:   

  • PowerPoint presentation or a leaflet on the topic you are currently studying in school.
  • Write your own balanced argument for a political issue, choose an area that you are interested in (women’s rights, the environment, health care). Make sure you provide reasons for and against and include your personal thoughts in the conclusion! You could then video your reasons for and against and upload it to ClassDojo.
  • Use shading and line with a pencil to create a portrait of someone who inspires you (this could either be a celebrity or someone you know). Include a few sentences about what it is about them that inspires you.
  • Write a book review of the book that you are currently reading. Remember to include details about the book (title, author, illustrator, front cover), a short summary detailing what the book is about, what you do and don’t like about it; and whether you would recommend it to other readers.  See below for some suggested books to read, taken from the year 5 recommended reading list.  

Recommended Reads:

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

Goodnight stories for rebel girls/boys by Francesca Cavalo & Elena Fivilli

Malamander by Thomas Taylor

Wolf Brother by Michael Paver

Dial a Ghost by Eva Ibbotson

The Violet Veil Mysteries by Sophie Cleverly

Skellig by David Almond

His Dark Materials trilogy (Northern Lights etc.) by Philip Pullman

Varjak Paw by F. S. Said


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