Courteenhall Road, Blisworth, Northampton, NN7 3DD

Blisworth Community Primary School

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Year 5 Closure Home Learning

Friday 10th July 2020

Hello Year 5. Here we are at the final week of term! I know it has been an unusual Summer Term and we have missed out on many things together however I want to say how proud I am of you all. Your hard work, your resilience and many times, for making me smile by sending me your fantastic work and photographs of all the activities you have been doing at home.

I know you will want to join me in saying a huge thank you to parents and other grown ups at home who have supported you with your learning. To all parents, I know that circumstances have meant balancing many commitments, often including your own work so thank you also for maintaining communication with me via the home learning emails.

I am now wishing you all a happy and relaxed summer holidays and I cannot wait until we are all back together again in September where we can catch up, say goodbye and together, get you ready for your final year in primary school! I have already told Mrs Aliwell what a fabulous class you are and she is also looking forward to the time when you will become her class. Below, is a letter from Mrs Aliwell to you and includes a request that you write her a letter in response and she will reply back to you all individually so she can get to know a bit more about you before then. 

Letter from Mrs Aliwell

Mrs Aliwell All About Me

See you in September!

Week beginning Monday 6th July 2020

 Hello Year 5. I hope you are all well. We have but two weeks left until the Summer Holidays begin! Well done so far from all your hard work this half term. Use this week to finish off any tasks from previous weeks and then have a go at the new tasks below. The Millionaire Reading Club will close on the 13th July so make sure you log all your reading by then if you would like the words to count to your final score. Have a great week!

Weekly task sheet

Arithmetic Practice

Book Review template

Maths challenges

SPAG Activity mat

Week beginning Monday 29th June 2020

Hello Year 5! First of all, I apologise for the late upload of this week's home learning (Sunday instead of Friday) - I had some technical issues at home accessing my documents. I hope you all had a lovely week last week and were able to enjoy the sunshine while keeping safe from the heat. The home learning for the week ahead is below and includes another Maths mystery, finding out how search engines work and researching some female scientists and inventors linked to the Science topics we have covered this year. 

Weekly task sheet

Maths Mystery- can you solve the case?

Rapid Reasoning Week Five

Emoji SPAG Mystery

Biography tasks

How search engines work Ppt

Instructions for search engine activity

Template for creating and indexing your own search engine

Week beginning Monday 22nd June 2020

 Happy Friday Year 5. I hope you have all had a good week. Thank you for the stories and poems you have been sending me - I have enjoyed reading them all and have often found myself with a huge smile on my face while reading your fantastic writing. Well done for all your hard work and keep going :) 

Next week's home learning is below and includes activities such as a Maths mystery, French poem and some art activities linked to Hinduism and radial symmetry. Miss Rees has kindly created a 'Virtual Millionaires Board' on the 'Information for Parents' page to celebrate all pupils who are reaching their Accelerated Reader milestones - feel free to take a look!

 Weekly Task Sheet

Maths Mystery - can you solve the case?

Rapid Reasoning Questions

Reading Activities

Adverbials of Possibility

Hindu symbols 1

Hindu Symbols 2

Mandalas Information

Mandala-themed colouring pages

Design your own Mandala template

Irreversible and Reversible Change


Week beginning Monday 15th June 2020

Hello Year 5! I hope you are all well and have enjoyed your week. I was very happy to find out that we will get some time back together as a class before you all move up to Year 6 and I will look forward to seeing you once school returns, whenever that may be. Below is the learning tasks for this week - keep in touch via the home learning email and any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. 

Weekly task sheet

The Sound Collector Poem

The Sound Collector writing template

The Sound Collector PowerPoint

Rapid reasoning questions

Arithmetic Practice questions

Adverbials PowerPoint

Diwali PowerPoint 1

Diwali PowerPoint 2

Rangoli Patterns

Separating solutions

Experiment method

Changing States of Matter Ppt



Week Beginning 8th  June 2020

Hello Year 5! I hope you all had a lovely week. Below is the weekly home learning for next week (from the 8th June). If you haven't already been in contact, please send me a quick email to letting me know how you are and all about your half term. 


Weekly task sheet

English resources

Rama and Sita play script reading comprehension

Show not tell practice activity

Revising speech punctuation PowerPoint

How to make a zigzag book

SPAG activity mat

Mathematics resources

Arithmetic practice

Rapid Reasoning

Science resources

Separating materials PowerPoint

Separating materials recording template

RE resources

Hindu deities PowerPoint


Week Beginning Monday 1st June 2020

Welcome back Year 5! I hope you all had a relaxing, enjoyable half term and took advantage of the warm summer sun we have been having. As of this week, I will now be back in school Monday - Thursday teaching a group of year 6 children who are part of the initial return to school phase therefore how home learning is set for Year 5 will change a little. 

The tasks will be set on the Friday before so that you can be prepared for the week ahead and the upload will cover the whole of the following week. Work will be uploaded once a week. I will still be available throughout the week via the home learning email so please keep in contact - once a week is great - although more often if you would like to or have questions!

Weekly task sheet

English resources

Summer Sun poem and questions

SPAG revision activity mat

Writing stimulus images

Mathematics resources

Rapid reasoning questions

Arithmetic practice

Science resources

Vocabulary match

Materials images

RE resources

Hindu Mandir PowerPoint


Friday 22nd May 2020

Happy half term Friday Year 5! Well done for all the hard work you have put in to your learning at home - I am very proud of you all.

Half term will be the opportunity to have a break from home learning and no tasks will be uploaded next week.

The final task sheet this week is below - there is no new learning tasks (you have time to finish anything you have started) but there are some ideas and suggestions for fun things you might like to try over half-term - entirely optional of course! Have a lovely half term!

Task three

Wednesday 20th May 2020

Today's home learning sets you the task of writing your final discussion text, some short division tutorial videos and practice and challenges you to design your own Maya-inspired calendar artwork. There are some resources below to help too. 

Task Two

Arithmetic Practice

Discussion text features

Discussion: useful vocabulary

Division practice questions

Division practice answers

Calendar template

Monday 18th May 2020

Good morning Year 5! I hope you have all had a lovely weekend. Here we are at the last week of the first half of Summer Term - keep going; you are all doing a fantastic job and I'm very proud of you all. Keep in touch via the home learning email each week if you can - just to let me know how you are and what you have been up to!

For today, you have some resources to help you plan your discussion writing, arithmetic practise and Mathletics and some time to try out drawing some Maya logograms. 

Task One

Discussion PowerPoint

Planning templates

Arithmetic Practice

Maya Logograms

Maya Calendar: Make your own paper version


Friday 15th May 2020

Good morning Year 5. Please find the final home learning of the week below. You have time to ready your idea and arguments for your discussion text, a reading task, some practise adding and subtracting fractions with different denominators and a few ideas for well-being and fun at the weekend! Hope you have a lovely weekend. 

Task Three

Adding and Subtracting fractions: model, practise and answers

Bird Spotter sheet

Wednesday 13th May 2020

Good morning Year 5! I hope you are all well. Below is today's home learning. There is some revision of adding and subtracting fractions, the next task in working towards your own discussion text and suggestions for where to start some research for an art project inspired by the Maya calendar. Have a read through the task sheet before looking at all the resources as you will not need them all depending on what you choose to write about. 

Task Two

PowerPoint: Adding and subtracting fractions

Practice worksheet - applying and reasoning with fraction addition and subtraction

Answers to the Mathematics practice

School Uniform discussion

School uniform: arguments for and against

Arguments for and against homework

What is screen time?

Screen time statistics

Monday 11th May 2020

Good morning Year 5. I hope you have all had a lovely weekend - I have received lots of emails about your VE day celebrations and will look forward to reading and replying to those this morning. Please see the home learning below to start off the week: there is some reading, Mathletics and some further work on the Maya - this time looking at archaeological artefacts. 

Task one

Fluent in Five Week 6

Mayan artefacts

Discussion text: Do we need zoos?

Thursday 7th May 2020

Good Morning Year 5 - just to let you know that tomorrow there will be no home learning uploaded. As it is VE day, we are putting it up today but for you, I have already set you a VE day English project so you can use the time to finish that along with anything else from this week's home learning. I hope you all have a lovely bank holiday weekend!

Next home learning: Monday 11th May 2020

Wednesday 6th May 2020

Good morning Year 5. Today I have added a short English writing project linked to VE day - you have the rest of the week to work on it - and some problem solving with equivalent fractions to follow on from the beginning of the week. Keep going - you are all doing your best and I'm very proud of you all!

Task sheet

Equivalent Fraction problem solving

VE day PowerPoint

Monday 4th May 2020

I hope you have all had a lovely weekend. Thank you for your emails about what you have been up to - both work and fun. If you can keep in touch every week or so on the Year 5 home learning email, I would really appreciate it. This week you have some revision on equivalent fractions, an introduction to Hinduism and some learning activities linked to VE Day which is on Friday (the 75th Anniversary).

Task sheet

Finding equivalent fractions Day 1

Finding equivalent fractions Day 2 Applying and Reasoning

Fluent in Five Week 5

VE Day article and questions


Friday 1st May 2020

Good morning Year 5! The first day of a new month today - I hope you have all had a good week. Today there are some multiplication and division reasoning problems to try below and then the rest of the time is to finish off any work on Mayan hierarchy and your English project. Enjoy your weekend and I will upload the next set of home learning on Monday next week. 

Task sheet

Multiplication and Division reasoning problems (Feel free to email your solutions if you would like me to take a look)

Wednesday 29th April 2020

I hope you are having a good week Year 5. There are a couple of updated tasks on the sheet below - maths and history - and you have your English project to continue with for the week.

Task sheet

Class roles in Mayan society

Information and links about Mayan social hierarchy

Pyramid template

Monday 27th April 2020

Good morning Year 5 - week two of the Summer Term has arrived. Please find today's home learning tasks below. This week I have set an English project which you can take your time with over the week, rather than separate reading and writing tasks for every few days. If you want to ask any questions or check with me as you go along, please feel free to email on the year 5 home learning email. Hope you have a great start to the week. 

Task sheet

Maths challenges

Fluent in Five Weekly slides

Spelling Bee List

Mayan Class Project

Friday 24th April 2020

First of all, thank you for all the lovely email updates I have received about what you have been up to over the Easter break - they have all brought a smile to my face!

For the final home learning this week, I have added ideas for learning activities you can do linked to Earth Day which took place on Wednesday 22nd April. Have a go at a few of your choice and learn something new about the Earth we live on. Keep up the daily reading and there is some Mathletics practise set for you too. 

Task Sheet

Acrostic Poem template

Mindfulness Colouring

Wednesday 22nd April 2020

 Good morning Year 5! Please find today's home learning tasks updated below. Hope you have had a good few days and remember, you can always contact me by the home learning email if you choose to - it would be good to hear from you all once each week or so.

Task sheet

Updated Perimeter Slides

Captain Tom Article

Monday 20th April 2020

Welcome back Year 5! The start of the Summer Term is here and our topic this half term is the Maya. Have a look at the tasks below to start finding out about this interesting civilisation.

As before, I will add tasks every few days and please keep in touch via the home learning email: You can just send me  an email to let me know how you are getting on, to ask questions or if you would like, to send some photographs of your home learning or what you have been getting up to while not in school. It's up to you! 

Task sheet

Maya Class Project sheet

The Myth of the Hero Twins

Mayan Map

Mayan Math problems 

The Mayan Counting System

Perimeter Slides

Fluent in Five Week 3

Summer Term 1 Spelling List

Whole School Easter Challenge

Please find below an Easter Challenge booklet with ideas and suggestions for Easter-themed activities that you might like to try at home. There are a variety of activities  from crafts and colouring to word puzzles. Try as many as you like. Happy Easter!

Easter Challenge booklet

Friday 3rd April 2020

The last day of Spring term has arrived - although in a rather unexpected way. I hope you are all well and looking forward to ways to spend these two weeks together at home. 

Below is this week's final learning activities. Over the Easter Holidays, feel free to keep in touch using the Year 5 home learning email ( - I have really enjoyed seeing what some of you have been getting up to at home. 

Task sheet Three 

Reading Response Bingo

Story checklist

The next home learning will be uploaded on Monday 20th April 2020. 

Wednesday 1st April 2020

Good morning Year 5. Please find Task Sheet Two and resources below. The sheets will be uploaded three times a week: Monday, Wednesday and Friday and offer suggestions about learning activities you can do at home.

We now have a Year 5 home learning email - where you can email me with updates on what you have been doing at home and/or copies/photographs of work you have done if you so choose - they don't have to have been on the task sheet! It would be fantastic to hear from you all!

Task sheet Two

Synonyms for Nouns

Updated Mathematics slides: Area

Story Mountain

Story Box Up 

Monday 30th March 2020

Hope you had a fantastic weekend Year 5. Please find your first task sheet of the week and the resources to go with it:

Task sheet one

Mathematics PowerPoint

Fluent in Five Week Two

Wellbeing Ideas Week Two

Home Learning week beginning 23rd March 2020

Task Three

Good morning Year 5 - Friday has arrived! Below is the final task sheet of the week. The next upload will be Monday morning. In the meantime, hope you have a lovely weekend.

Task sheet Three

SPAG revision mat

Task Two

Morning all! I hope you are keeping well. Please find the next set of home learning tasks. Just a note to say, it is not necessary to print any of the documents. They can be viewed on screen and used electronically so no need to worry if you are unable to print.

Task sheet Two

Task One 

Welcome Year 5 to your first week of home learning!

Here is your first task sheet. It contains a variety of curriculum tasks to complete and is intended to be completed over a couple of days. 

Task Sheet One

Here are the links to the supporting resources:

Reading, Writing and SPAG

Palm Oil Reading Article

Word Classes worksheet

Colour by word class

Grammar terminology guide

Story mountain

Story Box up

Story checklist and story starts


Fluent in Five Week One

Daily Reasoning Problems

Daily Reasoning Problems Answers


Flowers in Art Gallery

Biomes and Deforestation of the Rainforest Resources

Layers of the rainforest

Plants of the rainforest

What is Palm Oil?


Ideas sheet

Rainforest Colouring

Wednesday 18th March 2020

 Welcome to Year 5's Home Learning Page 

Please find an e-copy of the Home Learning Pack Information attached. 

Year 5 Home Learning Information 

Termly Spellings 

Class Project 

PE ~ Active Worksheet