Home Learning 21.1.21

Good morning Year 5!

We were really impressed with the Art work you sent in on Tuesday! It was a difficult task as the winter does not always lend itself to different colours!

Mrs Pomeroy found some links that she thought you may enjoy – here you can have a ‘nosey’ around some very important places in London:

Houses of Parliament:


Buckingham Palace:


Tower Bridge:


Today’s learning has been put together by Mrs Scotchford (SPaG and Maths) and Mr Edwards (P.E). We will pass on any feedback to them or any questions you may have 🙂



We have previously looked at words with the spelling pattern ‘-tion’, ‘-sion’ and ‘-ssion’. Today, we are looking at our final way of making the same sound by using the pattern ‘-cian’, for example, musician and electrician.

Can you think of any other words containing this spelling pattern? Can any family members think of any? Make a list of words you come up with and see how many of your words appear in the links below:



Recap and consolidation:

How many words can you recall from the last 3 weeks? You could draw a table like the one below and sort the words according to the spelling pattern used:

function portion inventionversion division comprehension  mission professionmusician electrician


Good morning year 5; I hope everyone is well. It’s time for your weekly ‘Murder Mystery Maths’!

The answer to the second clue is: MURDERER HAS DARK HAIR. Remember to eliminate any suspects this doesn’t apply to on your list.

Clue 3 – Where do the compass points lead?


  • Use the directions given underneath the letter map to solve clue 3. This compass will help you remember the directions: N = north, E = east, S = south, W = west, NE = north east, SE = south east, SW = south west and NW = north west. For the directions N, S, E and W, you will need to move up, down, left or right and for the directions NE, SE, SW and NW, you will need to move diagonally.
  • Take care when following the directions; each new letter is shown by /. Directions which are separated by a comma (,) are part of the same letter – this caught me out a couple of times, especially when the direction carries over to the next line!
  • Use the following spacing to record your clue:

_ _ _ _ _ _     _ _     _ _ _ _ _     _ _ _ _ _ _.

Daily Maths:

Choose a number: 34/262/5352.1

  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?


For science,  we are going to be thinking about mountains and how they are formed.

Take a moment to think about your ideas. 

Here’s some questions to help you: 

How are mountains formed?

Where do they come from?

Have they always been there?

Why are some mountains bigger than others?

Next,  take a look at this video.  Remember it is always best to watch it more than once so you can take note of any information that you find interesting.  Maybe you can think of more questions you would like to investigate.

Now create a piece of learning to demonstrate what you have learnt. 

You may wish to create a video presentation,  a voice recorded blog, an information leaflet. 


Thursday – Dancing from Other Cultures

Warm up – Please watch this Yoga warm up video and follow along doing all the movements that you feel comfortable with (If it hurts, stop). – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pKly2JojMw

Activity 1 – Morris Dancing is an English dance performed by a group of dancers. It was first mentioned in 1448, and is still performed today, not just in England but even in countries as far away as New Zealand. Here is a link on how to try and perform this dance with a partner or on your own – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHQOZ9sVaJU


Q – Can you name any other dances that originate from England?

Activity 2 – Now we are going to look at dances that you may not have ever heard of or seen before as they come from other countries and culture. The video below is a dance created by many different African countries put together, there is also more information on the website about the dance. Please watch and try to recreate it yourself and maybe perform it to your family when perfected!


Q – Can you name any other dances from around the world?

Have a great day!

Mrs Powell, Mrs Hewitt and the Year 5 team!