Home Learning – 13.5.20

Good morning Year 5! Happy Wednesday!

Thank you for sending your work in recently – everything you are getting up to looks great! Remember to keep working on those 6R’s at home and you can always let us know which ones you think you have been keeping to the most!

Today’s learning:


Today we are going to be adding decimal numbers together. This may sound quite straightforward to begin with as you can use column method to solve it. Have a go at 6.7 + 2.3 using column method.

You should have got: 9.0 or 9

The difficulty arise when the numbers have different amounts of numbers before or after the decimal. For example:

You need to make sure the decimal places are inline with each other – if it helps fill the rest of the numbers with 0s.

Have a go:

Ext: Build it Up

We start with any four numbers (not zero!):

We then add them in pairs and place the total above them:

And we then add in pairs the new numbers we just got:

We do the same with those two numbers to get our final number:

You need to find four starting numbers to place at the bottom so that when you get to the top it’s 15 each time.

Try to find as many starting four numbers as you can.

Think about good ways to do this. Maybe use a system!

What little change can you make to the rules to explore again?

What new ideas can you think of to make this different? Explore those!

Here is a brand new variation that has lots and lots within it to explore  No longer 4 numbers at the bottom,  but 7 and they are 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64   build it up in the same way as before and when you’ve reached the top EXPLORE and CREATE other versions.



Today’s task is to practice your spellings in a creative way.

Some creative ways could be:

Rainbow writing

Bubble writing

Backwards writing

Acrostic writing

Scrabble letters

Making a picture out of the word/letters

These spellings can be found in your yellow books or if you need some different words to practice have a look here:


Sketch an Egyptian Pyramid – take your time to practice different sketching techniques.

Have a look at this video to find out how to sketch – don’t worry about having all the right pencils! Just use the same one if you need to.

You can have a look at some yourself by doing a simple google image search of Egyptian Pyramids.

Have a lovely Wednesday everyone!

Mid week quote:

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss

Mrs Powell & Mrs Harvey