Online Learning w/c 08.06.2020

This week you will receive a message from the class teacher on Monday, topic and extra-curricular videos on Tuesday and Thursday and further reading for pleasure videos on...


This week you will receive a message from the class teacher on Monday, topic and extra-curricular videos on Tuesday and Thursday and further reading for pleasure videos on Wednesday and Friday. All other video lessons will be links to BBC Bitesize, BBC Teach, Oak Academy and NCETM. Resources for the entire week will be available on this blog.

Many activities will link to the “Unlock Challenge”, a set of challenges tailored to each yeargroup that focuses on achievable curriculum skills to focus on before we return to school.

Unlock Challenge Year 5

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:

Monday 8th June 2020

Video – Multiples of 10

Activity: Multiplying Multiples of 10 Activity Sheet

Challenge: NRICH link – Multiplying Multiples 1

Unlock: Multiplication Circle Drills Sheet 4

Multiplying Multiples of 10 ANSWERS


Tuesday 9th June 2020

Video – Short Division (with supporting activities)

Activity: Short Division Activity Sheet

Challenge: Short Division Challenge Sheet

Unlock: Identifying Factors (to 50) Sheet 4

Short Division ANSWERS

Short Division Challenge ANSWERS


Wednesday 10th June 2020

Video – How to solve maths problems

Activity: Division Problems Activity Sheet

Challenge: NRICH Game – Remainders

Unlock: Identifying Factors (to 50) Sheet 5

Division Problems ANSWERS


Thursday 11th June 2020

Video – Multiplication

Activity: Multiplying numbers by 10 Activity Sheet

Challenge: NRICH link – The Deca Tree

Unlock: Finding the highest common factors (to 50) Sheet 1

Multiplying by 10 ANSWERS


Friday 12th June 2020

Video – Division

Link – Further explanation for dividing by 10,100,1000

Activity: Dividing numbers by 10 Activity Sheet

Challenge: NRICH Game – Dicey Operations

Unlock: Finding the highest common factors (to 50) Sheet 2

Friday – Dividing by 10 ANSWERS




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

This week you will be studying the play A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare, using the lessons from BBC Teach.

Monday 8th June 2020

Video – 1. Welcome to Athens

Activity: Match the character names to their illustrations on this activity sheet, then arrange the characters into pairs or groups according to their different relationships. Consider:

  • Which characters live at court / which characters live in the town / the wood?
  • Who is in love with who?
  • Who wants Lysander and Hermia to be together?
  • Who wants Demetrius and Hermia to be together?

Challenge: Describe the activity and excitement in Athens preceding Theseus and Hippolyta’s wedding.


Tuesday 9th June 2020

Video – 2. The Rehearsal

The mechanicals are six characters in A Midsummer Night’s Dream who perform the play-within-a-play ‘Pyramus and Thisbe’. They are a group of amateur and incompetent actors from around Athens, hoping for success by having their play chosen among several acts as the courtly entertainment for the royal wedding party of Theseus and Hippolyta.

Activity: Which role in the ‘Pyramus and Thisbe’ play is assigned to which character from A Midsummer Night’s Dream? Make a note in your home-school learning book.

Challenge: Use the activity sheet to describe the characters, e.g. loud and confident for Bottom or fearful and shy for Snug.


Wednesday 10th June 2020

Video – 3. Into the Woods

Activity: Draw a two-column table in your home-learning book and label one side ‘Titania’ and the other ‘Oberon’. Watch the video again and make notes each time one of the characters makes a point in their argument. When you’ve finished, decide if one of them has a more powerful argument or whether it is balanced. Explain your decision underneath the table.

Challenge: In Act 2, Scene 1, lines 81-117 Titania gives a speech to Oberon about the environmental effects of their argument. Read the argument and either rewrite it in modern-day English or summarise what Titania is saying in your own words.

Titania’s speech to Oberon (Act 2, Scene 1)


Thursday 11th June 2020

Video – 4. The Wrong Athenian

Activity: Create your own magic flower. Draw a picture of it and describing its properties.

Challenge: Write a spell to be spoken when administering your magic flower. If you want to take this further, perform your magic spell to a member of your household.


Friday 12th June 2020

Video – Shakespeare Unplugged

Activity: In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, there is a famous speech in Act 1, Scene 1, lines 236-262. This is by Helena and is called “How happy some o’er other some can be!”. Spot the rhymes in the speech and identify the meanings of metaphors, like “love looks not with the eyes but with the mind”.

How happy some o’er other some can be! by Helena (The Tempest, Act 1, Scene 1)

Challenge: Have a go at writing this speech out in modern-day English. This is helpful to really understanding what is being said.


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 homophones (p.21-22)

Activity: Your spelling words are cereal, serial, compliment, complement, descent, dissent, desert, dessert, draft, draught.

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.

  • 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 Julius Caesar (extract) by William Shakespeare.

Activity 1 Retrieval Skills

Activity: Create a glossary explaining what the meaning of the words you don’t know might be. This could include Old English words such as ‘soothsayer’ or ‘hath’.

Challenge: Rewrite this script, as best as you can, in modern day language. This will help you to understand the events that are unfolding.

Activity 2 Retrieval Skills

Activity: Using information from the text, write a character profile of Brutus. This could be a mindmap, a paragraph or a labelled diagram.

Challenge: Pick another character to write a profile of.

Activity 3 Summarising & Prediction Skills

Activity: Write a short paragraph summarising the events in this extract.

Challenge: What do you think will happen next, based on the events 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.

ThinkUKnow has also developed a pack of 15 minute activities for you to do at home that explore different aspects of online safety. Each fortnight, they will release a series of new activities.



You can find below a list of websites that have a range of speaking, listening, reading and writing activities to support the learning of French:



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



AvantiSchools are providing free daily well being opportunities. “Stay home and be well.” You can register and find the videos here.

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 Bike Week 6-14th June

Cycling has been a great release for many families during the pandemic and we hope you’ll continue to enjoy cycling with the family and celebrate by taking part in the Bike Week festivities this week. It’s your chance to celebrate all that’s great about cycling! The latest Government rules say although we have to maintain our social distancing and be at home where we can, unlimited exercise is now permitted. To help keep families active during this time Cambridgeshire Road Safety Officers are promoting Cycling UK’s free Bike Week resource pack with indoor and outdoor activities you can do as a family. From cooking to colouring, to bike challenges, it’s got it all!

Bike Week Activities for Families


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:



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


P.E and Games

Although we’re spending more time indoors, there are lots of things you and your family can do to keep fit and healthy! including:


PSHE & Citizenship

Please find below resources to accompany the video sent out on Tuesday 9th June 2020.


Refugee Week

Monday 15th June sees the beginning of Refugee Week 2020. However, to start the virtual festival off, Anglia Ruskin University has paired with Norfolk Schools of Sanctuary to create a Day of Welcome on Friday 12th June 2020.

The Day of Welcome offers remote learning resources and suggested activities to help children learn about refugee migration and show solidarity with displaced people. This year’s resources are inspired by the stories of Basque Child refugees who sought sanctuary from the Spanish Civil War in the East of England in 1937. One of the learning resources is a virtual ‘school trip’ to a new online exhibition, which you can visit here:

Virtual School Trip from Havens East

All Day of Welcome resources are free and available to download here.



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.


Sustrans Outside In

Walking, cycling and scooting are great ways to contribute to keeping us active and healthy in body and mind. During this time where we are mostly required to stay at home, these activities become harder to do so. Sustrans Outside In therefore aims to provide ideas and inspiration to bring health and wellbeing activities into the home.