Online Learning w/c 27.04.2020

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 identifying angles (without a protractor).

Monday 27th April 2020

Identifying parallel and perpendicular lines.

Activity: Create a venn diagram of objects in your house that have parallel and perpendicular lines.

Challenge: Put your findings into a carroll diagram, with labels of your choice.

Tuesday 28th April 2020

Identify acute, obtuse and reflex angles.

Activity: Complete the worksheet here.

Challenge: Look around your home. What angles are most common? Are there more than one type of angle in each room? Which room has the most right-angles, which the most acute angles and which the most obtuse angles? Write a brief paragraph summarizing your findings.

Identifying Angles ANSWERS

Wednesday 29th April 2020

Use the properties of rectangles to deduce related facts and find missing lengths and angles.

Activity: Complete 7 problems here.

Challenge: Create a game that involves finding missing lengths and angles. It could be a board game, a quiz or an invention of your own! Complete the activity you’ve created with somebody in your household.

You could also play a game of Angles Bingo!




This week you will be writing an explanation about a subject of your choice.

An explanation is a type of non-fiction text that explains a process that tells us why or how something happens. They are completely different to instructions, which tell someone what to do. You can read more about explanations here.

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.

Monday 27th April 2020

Identifying the features of an explanation.

Please find here an expanded version of the explanation Ms Glenister was inspired by when baking her fairy cakes.

Activity: Create a mindmap with all of the features you think an explanation text may need.

Challenge: Write a list of all the topics you could potentially write an explanation about and how you will find the information you need.

Tuesday 28th April 2020

Plan an explanation text.

Activity: Decide on the subject you will write an explanation of and plan the Introduction and 2/3/4 Paragraphs worth of explanation using notes or a bullet point list.

Challenge: Write a list of phrases that you could use in your writing tomorrow that included passive voice, parenthesis, adverbial phrases and time conjunctions.

Wednesday 29th April 2020

Write an explanation text.

Activity: Use your plan to write your explanation about a subject of your choice. Use the success criteria to ensure you have all the correct grammatical features, including Year 5 and Year 6 spellings.

Challenge: Learn your explanation by heart and recite it to a family member.



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 ‘cial’.

Activity: Your spelling words are unofficial, social, beneficial, commercial, glacial and artificial.

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 about Tales of Sportsmanship.

Activity 1: Retrieval skills

Activity: Answer these questions.

Challenge: Write 5 of your own questions for a family member to answer.

Activity 1 ANSWERS

Activity 2: Retrieval skills

Activity: Make a timeline of all of the events listed in this text.

Challenge: Make your timeline unusual in its presentation.

Activity 3: Summarising skills

Activity: Summarise each paragraph into once sentence.

Challenge: Focus on the key information only, do not include detail.

Activity 4: Prediction skills

Activity: Research another show of sportsmanship between two athletes and write a ninth paragraph in the style of this article.

Challenge: Add your additional event to the timeline you made.




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.



Following last week’s introduction to the vocabulaire dans la cuisine, this week Ms Natale will be teaching you how to follow a recipe to make crepes. The online learning video will be published on Thursday 30th April 2020. Please find the accompanying resource below:

Recette de crepes en francais



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


International Dance Day – Wednesday 29th April 2020

Along with the video that will be sent out on this day, please find below accompanying resources for the activities and challenge.



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.


Physical Education, Games and Sport

In light of current events, Cambridgeshire & Peterborough School Games have arranged the Summer School Games to take place virtually. Leading up to the one day event on Thursday 25th June 2020, there will be a series of “Challenge Weeks” for children to take part it. You can find more on the letter below.

Virtual School Games – Letter to parents

This week’s challenge is netball. You can find below a suggested timetable of activities and netball ideas to take forwards at home:



If you didn’t get a chance to complete all of the activities from last week’s working scientifically investigations, then you still have time!

Please find below a document which has several investigations you can try at home…

UCPS Science Investigations

Choose one of the activities to investigate thoroughly. Then, gather the resources you need and set the investigation up. Consider what results you will be recording, and how you will record them (results table, tally chart etc.) In your home-school learning book, record:

  1. The question you are investigating
  2. Your prediction: What you think is going to happen, and why.
  3. A diagram of the equipment all set up.
  4. Draw your results table to complete with your findings
  5. Write a sentence to explain what you have find out.
  6. Was your prediction correct? Why? Why not?

In the document there is a template for you to copy to record this information. It’s on the last page of this document if you wish to use it.

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.