Y5 Learning This Week

Week commencing 18.10.21

Year 5

If you are isolating at home this week, here are some activities you can try.  These will cover the same objectives as those children who are still at school.


  1. English and reading

  1. Maths  

  2. Science and Geography

  3. Vocabulary

  4. Spelling


English and reading 


Lesson 1

Today you are going to practice some descriptive writing. You are going to learn a technique called a “spine poem”. This involves you finding nouns, adjectives and verbs and the inspiration for your poem today is a rainforest scene. As you work your way through the slides, make sure you have some scrap paper so that you can write down your thoughts. Use the table to help you organise your ideas and be as descriptive and imaginative as possible.


Lesson 2

During the lesson today, you are going to be writing your very own spine poem! Draw on the techniques that you used yesterday and use the example picture to inspire you. Remember, a spine poem should be exciting and imaginative, not boring and dull! Make sure that your adjectives and verbs add detail to your writing. Be specific with your choices. You could use an online thesaurus to help you if you would like to!


Reading skills and comprehension

For today’s reading lesson, you will be combining all of the new reading skills that you have learnt so far in Year 5. Follow the steps on the slides that show you what to do. For one lesson, you have to use the extract from our class text “The Explorer” to skim and scan and find the words. You will end the lesson with a reading comprehension, which is a non-chronological report about the rainforests. This is to help you with your writing this week.



This week we are finishing addition and subtraction and beginning to look at some number facts that we will need for multiplication and division after half term. These facts are also really useful to know when working with fractions.


Lesson 1

We can use inverse operations to check whether calculations we have done are correct. When we do the inverse operation, it reverses the effect of the calculation. It also helps us to see other number facts in the same family. In this lesson you will be checking calculations using the inverse of addition and subtraction.

Lesson 1 video


Lesson 2

Last week in class we solved some problems involving addition and subtraction. This lesson will look at more problems and how we can solve them.

Lesson 2 problems


Lesson 3

Can you remember what a multiple is? A multiple is a number that can be divided by another number a certain number of times without a remainder. So, multiples of 5 are  5, 10, 15, 20, 25. 395 is also a multiple of 5 because there is a 5 in the ones column. All multiples of 5 end in 5 or zero.

Lesson 3 multiples


Lesson 4

Yesterday we looked at multiples. Today we are going to learn more about factors. Factors come in pairs so factors of 12 are 1 and 12, 2 and 6, 3 and 4. Factors are the numbers that multiply together to make 12.


 Science and Geography 

This week we want you to combine your knowledge of the rainforest and your scientific knowledge of plants and flowers. You need to decide how to present all of your knowledge e.g. a poster, a video diary or maybe even a model. The focus of your work is up to you, problems in the rainforest, animals of the rainforest or maybe even tribes in the rainforest. You can do some extra research if you would like to but make sure that whatever you produce is of a really high quality!



Work your way through the slides to find out about the new word of the week.



Below are your spellings for the week! You can try a variety of ways to learn the words such as look, cover, write or maybe some word art. It is up to you how you learn the words but make sure that you ask someone to test you on them at home after you feel confident.

guard, guide, heard, heart, height, history, imagine, increase, important, interest, island, knowledge, learn, length, library