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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 18th May

Good morning Year 5,

We have really enjoyed reading your emails and looking at your photographs during this time and although we can’t physically see each other, we are so lucky to have technology to help us stay connected. Please keep on emailing us – we love to hear from you!

Please use the timetable attached to your email 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 focus is problem solving.

These tasks are all practical and involve drawing to help solve the answers.

Read each task carefully as there are some hints and tips to help you solve the problem! 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 3! It goes live at 9am on Monday 18th and finishes at 3.30pm on Friday 22nd – which year group will come out on top??



Vocabulary work for story writing.

The work is based on the book ‘The Chronicles of Harris Burdick’.

The tasks link to narrative texts – they entertain the reader. There are tasks which ask you to explain why the author has used repetition and the opportunity to create your own story using a picture from the book and an opening line from one of the stories.



Looking at homophones.

Revision tasks for homophones (words which sound the same but are spelt differently and have a different meaning). Practical tasks which involve choosing the correct homophone and editing writing for the correct homophones.


Guided Reading

Tasks based on an extract from ‘Spirit’ by Sally Christie.

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.



Research about the River Nile and the River Hamble.

The tasks involve researching about both rivers and then presenting your findings to show the similarities and differences between the two rivers. You can present your work in a way that you find creative.



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


Invent A Game

National Elmer Day!

Can you invent a game that can be used with household objects? You might already have done this to keep you and your family entertained!

See the file in the Google Drive for ideas.


Saturday 23rd May is National Elmer Day!

Elmer probably reminds you of some of the first books you read and he is such a colourful character. Why not spread some of his positivity by completing one (or more!) of the Elmer Day activities?

See the separate pack of activities in the Google Drive to choose from.

You could also visit the dedicated website.

Art from Mrs Milne

Science from Mrs Arnold

We really enjoyed seeing your Picasso-inspired portraits from earlier this term – so quirky and characterful!  Today on the school blog, Mrs Milne introduces another Great Artist: Spanish painter and ceramicist Joan Miro.  Again, this gives an opportunity to create some really bright and colourful art to brighten up your home with few materials needed. Don’t forget to check out Monday's blog post to find out more.

Travelling Water. Have a go at making water travel from one cup to another.

See the BWJS blog on Tuesday for more instructions!


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