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Good morning everyone!

Well, here we are back doing home learning! Think of the positives - it's non-school uniform everyday!


Just a few things to note: 

  • Following government guidelines, you are expected to complete 3 hours of home learning per day. It is not a choice. If you complete the set tasks earlier, then there are a variety of online resources for you to access, e.g. TT Rockstars.
  • Each day I will be setting some reading, writing, maths and activities for one other subject. 
  • I do not expect you to sit for 3 hours solidly - you would not do this at school. You could either try to stick to school timings e.g. Maths from 9.15am-10.15am, or work flexibly throughout the day. Do whatever is best for you and your family.  
  • Staff will be checking work is completed and submitted via the class email: If work is not completed, parents will be called or emailed. 
  • Please try to send all work in one email per day or else monitoring emails will become difficult and we don't want to miss anything. 
  • The Year 5 team will be giving you feedback each week. We are still teaching children in school and planning, resourcing, videoing and uploading home learning activities throughout the week, so please bear with us. We have had very little time to prepare for this lockdown and I am sure as the weeks progress we all will get into more of a routine.

English: Demon Dentist

This week your reading tasks will be focused on 'Demon Dentist' by David Walliams. In this lesson, you will be introduced to the author and the book and use clues from the front cover and prologue to make some predictions about the story.


Follow this link, play the video and pause where necessary: . Enjoy!


Short written task:

Write a short description of Alfie using the information given during the lesson above. You need to pull out the information you know about Alfie so far and then think about how you should order it. What should you say in your first sentence? What can wait and be added later? There won't be lots to write about, but there will be some. 

If you're not sure how to begin, start with:

Alfie is a boy who...



Miss Palfrey's group go to: Children > Home Learning > Miss Palfrey's Maths group


On Monday we studied the place value of digits in numbers up to a million. Using this knowledge, today you will be working on your counting skills. At home, I expect you to be counting aloud at a good pace and, hopefully, with confidence. If someone is helping you, take turns to count. 


Counting in 10s, 100s, 1,000s, 10,000s and 100,000s.

Watch and engage: 

Complete the tasks set below.


Maze Challenge: 


Our topic for this term - 'Extreme Earth' - is based on the study of geographic features which make up the Earth, like mountains, and natural phenomena that occur, such as volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. 


Session 1: Features of Mountains

Work through the Powerpoint, clicking on all the links to informative videos which guide you through what a mountain is and the main features of mountains. 

If the links on the Powerpoint do not work, click on them below:


Your task: Draw or create (using materials at home) a mountain / mountain range which has all of the features below. You must also label each feature on your project or diagram (see the example which I have started to make below).