Home Learning 1.2.21

Good morning Year 5! Happy Monday! Happy February!

What are you going to do new or different this month?

Mrs Powell is now on her 4th book of the year! Yay! She is starting to wish that her books were available on accelerated reader so she could track them.

Mrs Hewitt is still running and reached the half way point at Hadrian’s Wall.

On top of this, Mrs Hewitt wanted to put her running to good use and has just completed 31 miles for Great Ormound Street Hospital and raised £145!  Her next challenge will be in March, a virtual tri-althon to raise money for Barnardo’s.  

Fun Facts about February:

  • It is the shortest month of the year.
  • The Welsh call February “y mis bach” which means “little month”.
  • It is the third month of winter. In the Southern Hemisphere February is a summer month the equivalent of August.
  • The month is named for the Latin word februum which means purification.
  • Together with January, it was the last of the months added to the Roman calendar.
  • The largest American sporting event of the year, the Super Bowl, is held in February.
  • The Saxon term for the month, Sol-monath, means “cake month”. This is because they offered cakes to the gods during this month.

The last fact is my favourite!

Today’s Learning:


Warm Up:

3.04 x 4

2.34 x 3

2.11 x 4

5.32 x 2

5.21 x 2

4.45 x 5

This week we are going to be looking at 3D shapes.

Write down as many names of 3D shapes as you can think of.

Now you have a list of shapes (hopefully all of them are 3D) write down the different features of a 3D shape, e.g edges

Your next job is to work through your list of 3D shapes and write down the particular features of each one. You can find a list of 3D shape features here:


Here are some common 3D shapes:



Try and find some uncommon 3D shapes – wow me with their names and their features!


Sorting Logic Blocks

2D shapes triangles, circles, hexagons, squares, oblongs in three different colours (red, blue and yellow) and two different sizes

For this task, you’ll need some blocks of different shapes and colours, or you could print off and cut out the shapes on this sheet:

Choose a rule, like ‘only have four-sided shapes’ or ‘only have large shapes’.
Challenge someone else to work out your rule.
They can do this by choosing a shape for you to say either “Yes, that obeys my rule and is in my set” (you then put it over on the left) or “No, this does not obey my rule and so is not in my set” (you then put it over on the right).

How did they decide which shapes to choose?
Did they get quicker at finding out the rule?
What was the smallest number of shapes they needed to try?
Could you make some more shapes to add to the set? What would you make and why?


Warm Up:

This weeks task is to write a newspaper article about a either a real flood or a flood that you have made up.

The first step today is to think about what we will have to include in our newspaper article.

What are the features of a newspaper article? What does it have to include?

Write these features down on a piece of paper.

Here are some features you may not have thought about:


Can you now add some more features to your list?

Our next job is to try and identify these features in other newspapers – if your parents have newspapers ask if you can use them and go through and identify the different features. If not here are some you could use:

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Daily Maths:

Choose Number 44/321/5463.3

  1. +200
  2. -10
  3. x100
  4. x10
  5. x4
  6. +65 – 21
  7. ________ + ? = 8795
  8. Write in Roman Numerals
  9. Write in Words
  10. There were _____________________ birds counted during the course of week. If exactly the same were counted the following week. How many were counted altogether? (Take out the decimal for the larger number.


Can you remember what you can call your mum/dad/brother/sister in French? How about your auntie/uncle/cousins?

Today we are going to look at Farmyard animals:


We would like you to sing ‘Old Mcdonald’ using the French names for the animals instead of the English.

Don’t like singing? Re-write the words to the song replacing the English names of the animals with French ones.


During our topic we have discovered lots about mountains and rivers.  But what about canals? 

Why do we have them? 

Are they natural or manmade?

So many questions!  

Well today we are going to discover a little more about canals and then have a go at building our own using an interactive game.

Find out a little bit more about canals, there is a short document attached for you to read.  Then, enjoy building your own using the game in the link below.


Have a lovely Monday everyone,

Mrs Powell & Mrs Hewitt