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Bishop's Waltham Junior School

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Year Five Home Learning

For general home learning resources, click here.


Week Beginning Monday 11th May

Good morning Year 5,

We hope you’ve all had a lovely weekend and are ready for another week of Home Learning. We’re really proud of the work you have been completing so far and although it is strange not being at school, your perseverance and positive attitude towards the tasks we are setting is fabulous – keep going!

Please use the timetable in the Google Drive for learning this week – you can adapt the timetable to best suit you. You might prefer to do your English work before your maths or your reading before English – it is up to you! IT DOES NOT MATTER IF YOU DO NOT FINISH A TASK COMPLETELY IN THIS TIME.

The table below gives instructions about the tasks you have been set. You can access these tasks on the ‘Home Learning’ page under the ‘Year Five’ button. Remember, there is no expectation to complete all of the tasks we have set – but there is plenty there to keep you busy!

The resources needed for this week can be found by clicking the link below.



The focus is fractions.

These tasks follow the BBC Bitesize timetable, so you can look on the website for further guidance too.

Complete over several days – you can choose the order in which to complete the tasks.

Your times table and divison knowledge will be crucial here. Make sure you are being accurate with multiplying when using fractions. Mark your work using the honesty sheets provided.

Times Table Rockstars

We have set a target of at least 5 games to complete this week – but obviously you can do more.

We have also set up a Tournament between Year 5 and Year 6! It goes live at 9am on Monday 11th and finishes at 3.30pm on Friday 15th – which year group will come out on top??



Vocabulary work for explanation texts.

Two short writing tasks.

The work is based on an episode of Wallace and Gromit’s ‘Cracking Contraptions'.

The tasks link to explanation texts – they inform the reader. The vocabulary is specific to the contraption made by Wallace and Gromit so requires different conjunctions to explain how the contraption works.

There are also 2 short writing tasks – both focus on explaining and instructing.



Using the suffixes ‘-able’ and ‘-ible’.

Revision tasks for words which use the suffixes ‘able’ and ‘-ible’. Practical tasks which involve recognising the root word to decide which suffix should be used.


Guided Reading

Tasks based on an episode of Wallace and Gromit’s ‘Cracking Contraptions’.

The tasks follow a similar format to our lessons in class. When you get onto the comprehension questions, be sure to use the text to help you answer the questions – do not guess! Mark your comprehension questions using the honesty sheet provided.



Monitoring river levels and the role of the water bailiff.

There are 3 tasks to complete which will help you to understand why water levels need monitoring and the role of a water bailiff. Task 1 involves a computer to see how water levels are monitored and recorded.



In addition to the above, here are a few suggestions for some other things you might like to do this week.


Sound Maps


Enjoy focusing on a different sense by listening to and mapping the many sounds around you.

What to do

Find a place outdoors or where you can hear the outdoors like your garden, doorstep or a safe open window. Mark a cross in the centre of the paper to show where you are. Sit still and listen carefully for a few minutes to all the sounds you can hear, then draw them on the paper to show what they are and where the sound is coming from.

Talk about your map with someone once you’ve finished:

What might you hear?

Listen out for birds, the wind, cars, leaves, aeroplanes and more.

What was your favourite sound?

Which sound did you like the best and why?

Were there any sounds you didn’t know?

What was new and do you know where it came from? 


Origami is the art of paper folding and can be really good for our health.

It helps develop hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills and mental concentration.

There are 3 different sets of instructions for you to have a go at on the school website or in the Google Classroom but you can find loads more online.

We would love to see what you make!

Art from Mrs Milne

Science from Mrs Arnold

Any activity that involves getting outside is a great idea at the moment in our opinion!  This week’s challenge from Mrs Milne involves getting creative with items from nature.  Check out Monday's Art@Home blog post for more details.    

Glitter aversion. Can you make the glitter magically move away from your finger?    

See the blog on Tuesday for details.


Please send Miss Pearmain and Mrs Arnold pictures of your work and any home learning which you do – we will upload a class blog every Tuesday so it would be lovely to include some photographs of your home learning to share with our school community!

If you have any questions, please email us using your bwjsapps account.


Take care and stay safe,

Miss Pearmain and Mrs Arnold x