Y5 Learning This Week

 Week commencing 17.01.22


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
  2. Maths
  3. Spellings
  4. Topic


English and reading

Lesson 1

Today’s lesson is the start of a new writing topic: to design an invention that will help the environment! You will be looking at a model text before identifying the features of an instructional text. At the end of this lesson, reflect on what you would like to create, as this will link to your topic lesson. For example, it might be a machine that collects plastic bottles and churns them back out as seeds that can be replanted.

Lesson 2

The second writing lesson this week is a grammar focus on prepositional phrases. You will use your invention design to write sentences that have a prepositional phrase to show where each part of the machine can be found.

Lesson 3

The final writing lesson this week is a planning lesson. Use the attached planning sheet to record your ideas for an invention. There is a specific ‘warning’ box, as these are key features in instructional texts. For example: do not move the machine once plugged in as it may combust!


Lesson 4

Today’s reading comprehension lesson is a skills lesson. Work through the lesson doing fastest finger first, grammar work, quick questions and then the longer question at the end. When you answer the longer question, remember to use evidence to support your answer.



Lesson 1

This lesson will help you to understand how to add mixed numbers. Remember that a mixed number is a number that has a whole and a fraction. There are two ways to do this so watch the video carefully before you attempt the worksheet.

Video link: https://vimeo.com/507550069

Worksheet link: https://assets.whiterosemaths.com/fixed/res/2019/12/Y5-Spring-Block-2-WO11-Add-mixed-numbers-2019.pdf


Lesson 2

Today you are going to learn how to subtract fractions. This is just the same method as adding fractions so you need to remember your previous learning. Make sure that the denominators are the same before you attempt to subtract the fractions.

Video link: https://vimeo.com/507661410

Worksheet link: https://assets.whiterosemaths.com/fixed/res/2019/12/Y5-Spring-Block-2-WO12-Subtract-fractions-2019.pdf


Lesson 3

This lesson teaches you how to subtract mixed numbers. You have already learnt how to add them so again, this is just the same but in reverse! If you can add, you can definitely subtract!

Video link: https://vimeo.com/509806730

Worksheet link: https://assets.whiterosemaths.com/fixed/res/2020/05/Y5-Spring-Block-2-WO13-Subtract-mixed-numbers-2019.pdf


Lesson 4

Today you are going to learn how to subtract a fraction from a mixed number. To do this you need to make sure that the denominators are the same. It is often easier to change the mixed number into an improper fraction before you start working.

Video Link: https://vimeo.com/509809639

Worksheet link: https://assets.whiterosemaths.com/fixed/res/2019/12/Y5-Spring-Block-2-WO14-Subtract-breaking-the-whole-2019.pdf


Lesson 5

Time for some arithmetic practice! Work your way through the test paper. You have 30 minutes to complete it so make sure that you time yourself!


3. Spellings

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.


  • rhyme
  • rhythm
  • sacrifice
  • secretary
  • shoulder
  • signature
  • sincerely
  • soldier
  • stomach
  • sufficient


Vocabulary word is the week: Legitimate

Work your way through the vocabulary sheet and fill in the appropriate boxes for the word of the week!


4. Topic

Topic – French

Have fun completing the crossword which is all about the weather! If you are having trouble with words, you can always look them up on the internet!