Home Learning 26.1.21

Good morning Year 5!

Happy Tuesday!

During the course of the weekend I had two catch ups with some friends – it felt really good! If you have access a phone/facetime/camera I would definitely recommend chatting to your friends – if not then join us for our weekly catch ups as they’re a great opportunity to catch up!

Remember to check out the learning on the ‘Oak Academy’ website.

Here is a great website for exploring around the Natural History Museum:


I just got lost in the ‘Magical Beasts’ section!

Today’s Learning:


Warm Up:

£17.21 – £5.10

£32.53 – £5.32

£22.11 – £16.21

£33.52 – £10.90

£14.02 – £9.04

Following on from adding fractions yesterday with the same denominator today we are going to subtract fractions with the same denominator. The same principles apply. If the denominator is the same on both fractions you only need to subtract the numerator.


5/7 – 2/7 =

The denominator is the same so we leave it alone. We then just subtract 2 from 5 to give you 3.

So the answer is 3/7

Have a go:

12/24 – 11/24 =

Sometimes you can then look for the equivalent fraction. Equivalent means the same or ‘equal.’ For example:

6/12 is the same as 1/2

I know this because 6 is half of 12.

You can also find it within different fractions but remember what you do to the bottom you have to do to the top so:

4/12 can also be 2/6 OR 1/3. This is because I can half the 4 to give me 2 and then half the 12 to give me 6. I can then halve this numbers again to give me 1/3.

The best ones to look for are when the numbers can be halved!



  1. 5/6 – 2/6
  2. 3/9 – 2/9
  3. 5/10 – 2/10
  4. 6/11 – 3/11
  5. 6/7 – 2/7
  6. 3/4 – 1/4
  7. 9/10 – 4/10
  8. 8/9 – 3/9
  9. 2/3 – 1/3
  10. 6/8 – 2/8


  1. 24/64 – 5/64
  2. 78/98 – 63/98
  3. 43/64 – 21/64
  4. 55/76 – 21/76
  5. 32/67 – 21/67
  6. 45/64 – 21/64
  7. 56/67 – 43/67
  8. 75/87 – 21/87
  9. 34/45 – 27/45
  10. 14/54 – 24/54

Ch3 (Can you find any equivalent fractions?) (Are you able to turn any into decimals?

  1. 26/64 – 5/64
  2. 79/98 – 63/98
  3. 43/64 – 24/64
  4. 59/76 – 21/76
  5. 32/65 – 31/62
  6. 48/164 – 25/164
  7. 56/167 – 43/167
  8. 175/287 – 21/287
  9. 34/445 – 27/445
  10. 114/254 – 24/254


Fractions Jigsaw

You will need to download and print out this jigsaw (or draw the pieces on squared paper), and cut up the pieces into squares (don’t cut along the diagonal lines!).

wonky tile 1
wonky tile 2
wonky tile 3

Now try to put the square pieces together without rotating any of them (so that in the finished jigsaw all the numbers are the right way up).

Two pieces may only go next to each other if the edges that touch contain fractions that are equivalent.


Warm Up:

Today we are going to continue will our poetry focus. Hopefully you found lots of different types of poetry on your search yesterday. This week we are going to be writing a piece of ‘free verse.’ Please feel free to write other types of poetry as well as your ‘free verse.’

The definition for a free verse poem is:


Today we are going to generate ideas for our poems. Our poems need to create pictures in the readers mind, it needs to be full of description!

Here is an example of a very famous poem full of description:

I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud by William Wordsworth

“I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o’er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.”

Today’s task is to find some pictures of mountains/rivers. Have a dictionary and thesaurus handy

Here is a good link for one:


Around the edge/underneath/on the back of your picture write down simlies, metaphors, adjectives – lots and lots and lots. This you can use throughout your poem!

Here a couple of pictures if you’re finding it challenging to research any:

Regional climate shapes river topography – Physics World
Taurus Mountains | mountains, Turkey | Britannica

Daily Maths:

Choose a number 86/436/3425.3

  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)

Times-Tables Rockstars!

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Mrs Powell and Mrs Hewitt really enjoyed your artistic creations last week. 

This week,  we are continuing with our theme but slightly different.

This week we would like you to think of something you would like to draw. 

It could be a cat, dog, cartoon character,  a bed or maybe even your xbox!  

However, you are only going to draw part of it and then the rest will be created from natural resources. 

So, for example,  Mrs Hewitt may choose to draw Snoopy, her favourite cartoon character, but she will create his fur out of leaves. 

Mrs Powell may choose to draw a book but create the individual pages out of sticks.

Here are some images for inspiration.  Have fun!

Have a lovely Tuesday everyone!

Mrs Powell & Mrs Hewitt