7.1.21 – Home Learning

Good morning Year 5! We would love to hear what other things you have been up to as well as your set home learning! Has anyone done any baking yet?

I have decided that in any gaps that I have that I am going to find my love of reading again! My aim is to read at least 50 books this year! Does anyone want to do this with me?

For today’s learning Mrs Scotchford has come up with some exciting ideas and Mr Edwards has also thought of some P.E ideas that he thought you could try at home!


The spelling pattern for this Thursday is ‘-tion’. Follow the links for activities and games to help learn how to spell words with this pattern.



Murder mystery maths!

Each Thursday, I will give you the answer to the previous clue along with the next clue for you to solve. Once all 5 clues have been solved, you will be left with the murderer on your suspect list! If you are able to, you could print the suspect list out and cross the suspects off as they are eliminated. I recommend writing the alphabet and corresponding numbers out when necessary to help you.

Download the introduction, suspect list and first clue here:


Warm Up:

Choose 3 songs to copy the dance to:

Activity 1:

Practice 15 of these yoga moves for 8-10 seconds each

Which ones did you like/prefer over the others and why?

Activity 2

Create a sequence of your favourite 5 or 6 movements and try to make the routine flow so the transition time isn’t too long

Practice for around 10-15 minutes, then maybe perform to your family.

What would you change if you did the movement again?


Create your own dance to music of your choice

Try to include the dance moved we were working on last term and once perfected teach this dance to a sibling/adult in your house.


Ten Interesting Facts about Mt. Kilimanjaro | Blog Posts | WWF

This is a picture of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Here are some facts:

  • Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest mountain on the African continent and the highest free-standing mountain in the world.
  • Kilimanjaro has three volcanic cones, Mawenzi, Shira and Kibo. Mawenzi and Shira are extinct but Kibo, the highest peak, is dormant and could erupt again. The most recent activity was about 200 years ago; the last major eruption was 360,000 years ago.
  • The oldest person ever to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro was 87-year-old Frenchman Valtee Daniel.
  • Approximately 25,000 people attempt to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro annually. Approximately two-thirds are successful. Altitude-related problems is the most common reason climbers turn back.

Choose some other famous mountains to research and write bullet points about each one. (You can also draw them/use a picture of them)

Have a great day everyone and we look forward to hearing from you!

Mrs Powell & Mrs Hewitt & the Year 5 team!