Online Learning w/c 15.06.2020

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


This week you will receive a message from the class teacher on Monday, topic and extra-curricular videos on Tuesday and Thursday and a further reading for pleasure video on 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. As you can see below, the layout of the blog is slightly different from this week and begins with suggested Maths and English activities by day, followed by resources and activities organized by subject.

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.


Monday 15th June 2020


Video – How to multiply and divide by 10, 100, 1000

Activity: Multiplying and Dividing by 100 and 1000 Activity Sheet

Challenge: Either play this game (as a slideshow) or match these calculation questions and answers.

Unlock: Find the highest common factor (to 50) Sheet 3

Multiplying and dividing by 100 and 1000 ANSWERS


This week you will be continuing to study A Midsummer NIght’s Dream by William Shakespeare, using the lessons from BBC Teach.

Video – 5. Oberon’s Revenge

Activity: Explain why Puck puts a donkey head on Bottom? Is it funny or scary, or both?

Challenge: Create sketches of Bottom with different transformed heads, from the funniest to the most terrifying.


Tuesday 16th June 2020


Video – What are square and cube numbers?

Activity: Square and Cube numbers Activity Sheet

Challenge: Square and Cube numbers  Challenge Sheet

Unlock: Find the highest common factor (to 50) Sheet 4

Square and cube numbers activity sheet ANSWERS

Square and cube numbers challenge sheet ANSWERS


Video – 6. The Lover’s Quarrel

Activity: In this scene, Helena and Hermia’s confrontation is peppered with Shakespearean insults – eg “juggler”, “canker-blossom”, “puppet”, “painted maypole”. In your home-school learning books, write down definitions for these words based on what YOU think they mean.

Challenge: Create your own Shakespearean insults with the aid of this Shakespearean insults generator.


Wednesday 17th June 2020


Video – How to use estimation to solve problems and check answers

Activity: Finding missing numbers using estimation Activity Sheet

Challenge: Game – Thinking of a Number

Unlock: Find the highest common factor (to 50) Sheet 5

Finding missing numbers using estimation ANSWERS


Video – 7. Lifting the Frog

Activity: The lovers have been on a long journey before they are finally gathered together by Puck to fall asleep at the end of this episode. Write a paragraph about how their relationships have changed over the course of the play, with the characters they have interacted with.

Challenge: Make predictions about what happens next. Will the lovers be reconciled? What about Theseus’s ruling from the beginning of the play? Will Bottom make it back in time to perform Pyramus?


Thursday 18th June 2020


Video – What are multiples?

Activity: Factors, Multiples, Square and Cube Numbers Crack the Code Activity Sheet

Challenge: NRICH Link – The Secret World of Code and Code Breaking (information and activities) 

Unlock: Identify the Factors (to 100) Sheet 1

Crack the Code ANSWERS


Video – 8. A Wedding Play

Activity: Recall of the events of the story by completing this sequencing activity. Either print out and write a number in each box or cut the sheet into squares and assemble the nine pictures created in the correct order.

Challenge: Design new costumes for the mechanicals or develop a new look for any other character in the play.


Friday 19th June 2020


Explanation – Understanding Equals

Activity: Understanding the equals sign Activity Sheet

Challenge: Understanding the equals sign Challenge Sheet

Unlock: Identify the Factors (to 100) Sheet 2

Understanding the equals sign Activity Sheet ANSWERS

Understanding the equals sign Challenge Sheet ANSWERS


Video – A Midsummer Night’s Dream (animated)

Activity: Write your own modernized version of the A Midsummer Night’s Dream story.

Challenge: Develop artwork, either illustrations a comic strip or another artistic outlet, to go with your modern version of the story.



Additional Resources for Maths

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


Additional Resources for English

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




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 all about actors.

Activity 1 Retrieval Skills

Activity: Answer these questions.

Challenge: What is a ‘career path’ (line 47)? Give examples of a career path for a profession of your choice (e.g. teacher, doctor, actor).

Activity 1 Questions ANSWERS

Activity 2 Inference Skills

Activity: From line 27, there is a list of school subjects that are useful in teaching skills for someone to become an actor. In your home-school learning book explain why you think each subject could be useful to actors. Use the main responsibilities from line 4 to help you with your explanations.

Challenge: What other school subjects could be useful to an actor? Why? Are there any that an actor would not need to study?

Activity 3 Prediction Skills

Activity: From line 35 there are a list of skills that are needed for someone to become an actor. Can you think of any other jobs that would need some, or all, of these skills?

Challenge: Write a short story about the journey of someone who dreams of being an actor.



Additional Subjects


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:


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 ‘ei’.

Activity: Your spelling words are protein, caffeine, seize, either, neither.

Challenge: Use these words in a sentence.



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 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

It’s been 12 weeks since home learning began and life as we know it had to adapt. You can find below resources to explore what you’ve learned during lockdown and opportunities to reflect on what you’ve done during this time.



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.