Online Learning 04.05.2020

This week you will receive daily English and maths videos Monday-Wednesday, followed by topic videos on Thursdays and Fridays. Please find here a reminder on how to stay...


This week you will receive daily English and maths videos Monday-Wednesday, followed by topic videos on Thursdays and Fridays.

Please find here a reminder on how to stay safe online.



Please find below resources and websites that can be used to consolidate the home learning pupils are currently doing:

This week you will be making progress in

Monday 4th May 2020

Convert between different units of metric measurement.

Activity: Practice converting measurements here. There are 7 problems to complete.

Challenge: Make a list of the most appropriate way to measure different objects, then complete the Place Your Orders NRICH activity.

Tuesday 5th May 2020

Identify the most appropriate measure in imperial (inches, pounds, pints) and metric units of measurement.

Activity: Practice finding the most appropriate measure here. There are 7 problems to complete.

Challenge: Complete the All in a Jumble NRICH activity. You could also think of a creative way to remember which measures are appropriate for which object, e.g. by writing a story.

Wednesday 6th May 2020

Solve problems involving measures.

Activity: Complete the questions here.

Challenge: Choose a problem to complete from the NRICH website.

Measures problems ANSWERS



If you’re unsure what to write about, find ideas and stimuli here to prompt your writing. You can also find videos to watch and writing ideas at the Literacy Shed.

This week you will be writing a book review on a book of your choice.

Monday 4th May 2020

Identifying the features of a book review.

Activity: Look at these short book reviews and write a summary of what you think is needed to make a good book review. Consider the style of writing, what is included in the content and how to review makes you feel at the end. What is good about these book reviews? What are these reviews missing, in your opinion? What could make them clearer or more structured? Make notes first, then write a detailed and informative summary, which you will use when planning and writing your own book review.

Challenge: Create a success criteria for writing a book review, then start thinking of books that you have enjoyed reading and get ready to choose a book to review for tomorrow’s lesson, ideally fiction.

Tuesday 5th May 2020

Planning a book review.

Starter activity from video

Activity: Choose a book that you have enjoyed reading. Using the book review planning template, plan a book review of it.

Challenge: Find other reviews online of your books. Do you agree or disagree with these reviews? Why, why not? Have they given you ideas to include in your own review? Add notes to your plan.

Wednesday 6th May 2020

Writing a book review.

Activity: Using your planning, write a book review on a book of your choice. Use the success criteria to ensure you have all the features you need to write a well-structured and interesting book review.

Challenge: Share your book review with another member of Fuji class, or another friend or family member (ideally someone who has also written a book review). Discuss your reviews and the books themselves and persuade each other to read the book that you wrote about, or another book that you think is a great read!



Handwriting & Spelling

If you would like to practice more spellings, Spelling Frame has home learning opportunities for you to work on. Pen Pals, the scheme of handwriting UCPS follows, is currently also offering resources for free.

Year 5 and Year 6 Statutory Spelling List

Our spelling focus this week is ‘cient’.

Activity: Your spelling words are insufficient, efficient, proficient, ancient and omniscient.

Challenge: Use these words in a sentence.



This is the perfect moment to explore lots of different books and read for pleasure. Please find below some links where you can listen to authors reading a large selection of books.

A selection of stories and poetry to give adults and children hope.

  • Audible (currently free)
  • First News is offering free weekly issues during this time frame.
  • Get Epic is an online library with 40,000 children’s titles available to read.
  • Oliver Jeffers’s will read one of his books every day. Readings will take place at 6pm UK time and are broadcast via Instagram Stories. All broadcasts have been recorded and will also be added to Jeffers’ website
  • Poets are reading out their poems here, with online prompts offering comprehension questions.
  • Storyline Online

Our Guided Reading text this week is about Inspirational People.

Activity 1: Retrieval skills

Activity: Choose two people from the text. Create a profile for each of them, using the information in the text as evidence for your writing.

Challenge: Compare these two people. What are their similarities, what are their differences?

Activity 2: Comparison skills

Activity: In this activity, you will be comparing the 8 people highlighted in the text. First, draw a grid with 9 columns (one for listing the features, and eight for the 8 people). In the first column, think of categories that you can compare the people against. This could be: Name, Education, Occupation, Challenges they faced, Famous quote etc. Use the text to fill in the grid. Second, write a paragraph highlighting the similarities and differences between these people.

Challenge: Include a reflection in your paragraph on the following quest: do you think these people all had something else in common, which helped them to succeed?

Activity 3: Prediction skills

Activity: Choose a person from the text to research further. Create a biography of their lives and achievements.

Challenge: Write in the style of the text.




Mark Kistler is hosting a live drawing session every weekday at 5pm.

Rob Biddulph is also hosting a Draw-A-Long every Tuesday and Thursday.

Ideas for being creative outdoors can be found here.



If you would like to practice your touch typing you can visit Typing Club or Nitro Typing. Both are free to sign up for.

Educode Academy also offer 30 minutes of free coding time each day.



You can find a range of speaking, listening, reading and writing activities for French on BBC Bitesize.



Active History is offering one month free access to their simulations, games and quizzes. They cover a broad range of historical eras.



Outdoor mindfulness activities

Free 30-day mindfulness challenge for families



Singing is a great way to lift your spirits and connect with those around you. You can find songs with music and lyrics to sing on the SingUp website.


National Celebrations Challenges

As a community, our country celebrates a range of diverse and interesting themes. Each week, you can find here challenges and brain teasers related to some of these celebrations. This week:

In the news you may have seen the stories following Captain Tom Moore as he raises money for the NHS. Below, you can find activities from Picture News which focus on his achievements.


Activity 1


Activity 2



If you would like to challenge your brain with some fun thinking visit this website for weekly challenges, riddles and games.



What do science, the platypus and mythology all have in common?

They are all part of your science lesson and activity this week! To learn more about how living things can be grouped according to their characteristics and to find out why some animals are difficult to classify, follow the lesson in the presentation below:

Platypus and Fictional Animals

Activity: Create a mythical vertebrate creature and label its features:

  • Has it got fur, hair, scales, feathers or a smooth moist skin?
  • Has it got legs, wings, fins or a tail?
  • Does it live on land or in water?
  • Does it breathe air with lungs or use gills?
  • Is it warm or cold blooded?
  • Does it lay eggs or give birth to live young?

Then, describe which animals your creature might be related to.

Challenge: Explain why you have chosen the features you have labelled on your mythical creature, e.g. The creature has smooth skin so that it can slide easily and silently across the ground.

You can find daily science activities and challenges at the Children’s University and Club SciKidz. Science Spot also offers ideas of science you can do at home, as well as Mystery Science, which is free for now.