Home Learning – 11.2.21

Good morning and happy Thursday! There is still snow on the ground! How much longer for I wonder.

We have been sent so many snowmen pictures it has been great! Can’t wait to show them all in this weeks gallery!

This weeks chats are the same time and day as last weeks using the same code.

Extra Learning:


As it’s Thursday Maths and Spelling have been planned by Miss Scotchford and P.E by Mr Edwards. Any emails about these subjects will be forwarded to them!


Good morning Year 5 – our last Thursday before half term!

Maths logic puzzles.

These picture puzzles can be lots of fun to solve! You need to look carefully at the signs used and use the inverse (opposite) operation to work backwards from the answers give.

Helpful hints:

  • The inverse of x is ÷ and the inverse of + is -.
  • You might not be able to solve puzzles in the order they are written, for example, you may need to start with the third line, jump to the first line and solve the second line last.
  • You may find this multiplication grid useful:
  • Watch these clips to remind you how to use bus stop for division (if needed) and to explain BODMAS/BIDMAS (the order of operation). Please note that you only need to apply BODMAS/BIDMAS to the last question so if you are not solving this puzzle, you do not need to watch the clip.

Bus stop method: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5R37L_aMNvQ

BODMAS/BIDMAS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70cAYYCJBuQ YOU ONLY NEED TO WATCH TO 3 MINUTES 10 SECONDS!


Example question:

Here is how I worked backwards and used the inverse operations to solve the puzzle:

36 ÷ 3 = 12 (watermelon = 12) Repeated addition (of the same number) is the same as multiplying which is why I divided – ÷ is the inverse of x.

28 – 12 = 16     16 ÷ 2 = 8 (peach = 8)

8 – 3 = 5     OR     3 + ? = 8 (banana = 5)

Now it’s your turn! Choose some of these puzzles and see if you can find the values for each picture (they get harder as you go through). The answers and methods will be posted tomorrow.

Puzzle 1:

Puzzle 2:

Puzzle 3:

Puzzle 4:

Puzzle 5 (difficult):


Here are the spelling rules we have looked at over the past 5 weeks along with examples of words containing each spelling pattern. Using these words and/or others you think of, create a wordsearch for a family member to solve. Alternatively, you could include other words you find tricky to spell. You may want to create your wordsearch in an unusual shape and should remember to include a list of the words to search for so you practise spelling them twice!

‘-tion’ (nation, portion, station etc.)

‘-sion’ or ‘-ssion’ (division, decision,permission etc.)                          

‘-cian’ ( musician, electrician etc.)

 -able’ or ‘-ably’ (respectable, respectably, understandable, understandably etc.)

-ible’ and ‘-ibly’ (responsible, responsibly, terrible, terribly etc.)

Daily Maths:

Choose a number: 64/432/4532.1

  1. +463
  2. -23
  3. x20
  4. +100
  5. __________ + ? = 5642
  6. Write in words
  7. Find 1/2
  8. divide by 10
  9. +231 – 32
  10. There were ____________ lost single socks in the world. If they all found their partners how many socks would there now be?


Sometimes when rivers are too big people need bridges to get over them…Unless they want soggy feet!

For science today, you are going to become a bridge engineer and build a bridge. using whatever materials you have at home.  (If you are unsure, please ask permission first!)

You can use your recycling,  newspaper, lego, play doh.  It’s your choice but think about how strong your bridge will be and maybe see how much weight it can hold after you have finished your construction.

We look forward to seeing your results!


Pilates and Meditation

Meditation – Please watch this video on meditation and follow along. Meditation helps with mind-fullness and include better focus and concentration, improved self-awareness and self-esteem, lower levels of stress and anxiety, and fostering kindness.

Pilates – Pilates is a method of exercise that consists of low-impact flexibility and muscular strength and endurance movements.

Here is a website that has 15 beginner movements that will help ease you into to art of pilates. Please perform each movement as instructed on the website. https://www.womenshealthmag.com/fitness/a19975000/mat-pilates-exercises/

Have a great Thursday everyone!

Mrs Powell, Mrs Hewitt & the Year 5 team!