Home Learning 25.1.21

Good morning Year 5 and happy Monday!

Hope you all had a lovely weekend! What are some of the things you got up to?

Mrs Powell had a delivery of curtains and blinds for our house so have spent a lot of time trying to put these up! Mrs Hewitt has been reading the Winter Witch!

Check out this website for some cool videos about weird and wonderful things:


This was one of my favourites:


We loved seeing some of you on Friday’s chat! We thought it would be a good idea for you to show off your talents in one of our virtual chats! This will take place next Friday (5th February) to give you a couple of weeks to perfect your talent! It could be anything from showing us your favourite dance, playing an instrument to dog tricks!

This week 5P’s chat will be on Thursday @ 10.00 and 5H’s chat will be the same as last Friday (Friday @ 10.30) Codes will be sent out by email so please keep an eye out!

Today’s Learning:


Warm Up:

1/2 of 14

1/4 of 24

1/3 of 9

2/3 of 12

5/8 of 24

This week we are going to be looking at fractions again but this time adding and subtracting them.

Today’s learning is quite straightforward but it is the first step in being able to add fractions. All the fractions today will have the same denominator. What is a denominator?

An example of this is:

2/5 + 2/5

To complete this all you need to do is add the numerators together:

2 + 2 = 4

You do not need to do anything to the denominator if they are the same so your answer should be:


Have a go at these:

2/6 + 1/6 =

5/7 + 1/7

5/12 + 3/12

9/11 + 1/11

3/19 + 12/19

Sometimes you will add fractions together and the numerator will be larger than the denominator. This is what we might call a mixed fractions. Here is an example:

5/7 + 3/7 = 8/7

You can then make this into a mixed fraction. You should know the 7/7 is the same as 1 (a whole) you then get 1/7 left over so your answer would be:

1 1/7.

Have a go:

4/9 + 6/9

4/11 + 6/11

5/12 + 11/12

6/7 + 8/7

12/14 + 5/14


More Fraction Bars

Look at these different coloured bars.

You might like to download a printable version of them here.

Put the bars in size order – can you do it without cutting them out?

Now focus on this bar:

This bar represents two wholes, or the number 2. You might find it easier to think of it as two bars which are each ‘one whole’ that have been stuck together. 

We are thinking about all the other coloured bars as fractions of this bar, so we are thinking about them as fractions of 2.

For example, look at Bar S below:

Drawing lines helps us measure it against the black bar:

What fraction of the black bar is Bar S?

Go through each of the other coloured bars and compare them to the black bar. What fraction of 2 is each bar?

Write down your ideas for each bar. For example, you could write:
Bar S is two thirds of the black bar.
Bar S represents 23 of 2.
Bar S is 113.

Can you work out how we came up with these three ideas?


Warm Up:

This week we are going to be poetry writing!

Our poems are going to about either mountains, rivers or both!

Firstly we need to look at what type of poetry we are going to write – there are so many to choose from!

Have a research and write a list of as many different poems as you can find! I also want you to write a few lines defining them. For example:

Limerick – a humorous five-line poem with a rhyme scheme aabba.

Daily Maths:

Choose a number 66/72/4315.2

  1. Write in words
  2. Write in Roman Numerals
  3. Find half
  4. x20
  5. +100
  6. -56
  7. +20 – 15
  8. ___________ + ? = 7584
  9. x4
  10. _______________ is how many minutes it takes to go on your walk. How many hours and minutes is this? (you may need to take away the decimal for this)


Remind yourselves of the rooms in the house by running around to each room saying the name of them in French as you go!


Watch the video about French family members.

Draw yourself a family tree and label the different family members using the French names.


Today we are going to consider what it would be like to live in the mountains. 

Here are two videos showing very different lifestyles to ourselves and each other.  

The first video is based in the Himalayas and shows us a very different school journey! 

The second, is based in Ethiopia showing us how they live and protect their crops.

Have a look at the videos,  can you make notes on the similarities and differences between your lifestyle and the other childrens? 


You can choose to compare all three or just compare your lifestyle to one other. Maybe you can extend your knowledge of the mountains by conducting your own research to find even more similarities and differences? 

It would be great to see what you have found!  

Can you think of an imaginative way to present your findings.  A powerpoint presentation, 2 different models, labeled diagrams, venn diagram?

Have a great Monday everyone – can’t wait to hear from you all!

Mrs Powell & Mrs Hewitt