Home Learning 18.1.21

Good morning Year 5 and happy Monday!

Did you all have a good weekend? Mrs Powell went on a walk on Saturday and Sunday which was lovely and Mrs Hewitt went on another run and took part in a virtual cream tea party to celebrate a birthday!

We have noticed that only some of you have tried out Times Table Rockstars! It is a great online resource if you can access it and so much fun!

Thank you to those who joined in with our class catch up sessions – we are hoping to run these weekly on a Friday at the same times.

Please remember to keep sending in your work as it is a great way for Mrs Hewitt and Mrs Powell to check that you are ok!

Today’s Learning:


This week our focus is on ‘negative’ numbers.

Write down an example of a negative number

A negative number is a number that is less than 0 and usually has a ‘minus’ symbol in front of it, like so:


Just like ‘positive’ numbers they can go on forever.

Draw a number line where the smallest number is -20 and the largest number is 20. *Make sure you use a ruler*

You can use this to help you with the rest of the week.

At Kelvedon we only learn things for a reason so why might ‘negative’ numbers be useful in our adult life? What jobs use negative numbers? Write a list.

Comparing negative numbers:


Which temperature is colder:

-10 degrees OR -13 degrees

15 degrees OR 3 degrees

-32 degrees OR -13 degrees

-20 degrees OR 20 degrees

67 degrees OR -2 degrees

0 degrees OR 3 degrees

Extra Challenge:

What are the differences between these distances for example: -10 degrees OR -13 degrees = 3 degrees


Sea Level

Well, here’s a pretty scene, the underwater creatures and the tall lighthouse joined by a seagull and a cloud in the sky.


There are black markings all the way up the lighthouse and on the support for the lighthouse going down to the sea bed. These markings are 1 metre apart. I have left the numbering for you to do.

The sea level is of course “0” and then positive numbers going up and negative numbers going down to the sea bed.

If we think about the mouths of the creatures then we can see how much deeper they are from each other, or what distance they are apart.

For example the (mouth of) the fierce looking blue and white fish near the middle is 1 metre deeper than the (mouth of) the golden yellow fish.

  1. What number should be where the light shines from the lighthouse?
  2. What number should be where the (head of the) seagull is?
  3. What number should be where the (mouth of the) red crab, near the bottom, is?
  4. How far is it down from the (head of the) seagull to the (mouth of the) yellow fish?
  5. How far is it from the turtle, near the surface of the water, to the crab?
  6. There’s a little brown sea-horse to the right of the lighthouse support. How far from the surface is it?
  7. How high above the sea level is the seagull flying?
  8. How far is the seagull from the sea-horse?
  9. How high is the pointed end of the cloud?

It would be interesting to know how you arrived at your answers.Did you write anything down to help you? How about thinking up some questions of your own?


Warm Up:

Extend these sentences using a connective:

The lake was frozen

The field was as white as a cloud

The rain was cold

Our English focus this week is to retell a story. The story is based on this video:


This is a story with a moral at the end.

Watch the video and take notes and what you notice – this only needs to be in bullet points, you are not writing the whole story yet.

Make sure you understand what is happening. You may need to watch it a couple of times. Have a go at retelling the story verbally to an adult, sibling, cuddly toy or yourself.

When you have written some notes about what is happening in the story I want you to write a character description of the mouse and the mountain. To do this draw a picture of the mouse/mountain and write descriptive words around the outside whilst you watch the video again. You can then use these words to write your character description.

Your character descriptions are what you will use in your stories.

Daily Maths:

Choose a number: 56/326/7532.5

  1. Write in words
  2. x100
  3. +45 – 23
  4. find 1/2
  5. divide by 10
  6. x7
  7. _________ + ? = 8934.3
  8. Write in Roman numerals
  9. -32
  10. Beyonce went on a shopping spree and bought _________ shoes. Each pair of shoes cost £4. How much money did she spend?


Recap on the French weather – can you describe what the weather is today?

Rooms in a house- watch the video:

Draw a diagram of your house and label the rooms that you have in French.


Use materials outside or around the house to build a mountain with a river running by. Be imaginative. You may want to just start collecting the materials today and the build on it during the week. Please ask an adult if you can use something before you use it!

We would love you to take pictures and email them in!

Have a great Monday!

Mrs Powell & Mrs Hewitt