Home Learning 23.2.21

Good morning Year 5 and happy Tuesday.

Here is a reminder of other things available to you should you wish to request or join:

  • Chance to Chat (email with a list of 4 or fewer names and a time on Mon/Tues morning)
  • 2:1 15 minute catch up sessions with Teacher and LSA (email in to request a time)
  • Weekly phonecalls (these are timetabled in so everyone at home receives a call)
  • Weekly whole class catch-up sessions on Friday (email if you need the link)
  • You can challenge your friends or teacher on TT Rockstars

There are plenty of opportunities to get in touch – remember your well-being is upmost important to us!

Running Update!

Due to the snow, Mrs Hewitt had to stop running for a few days.   As soon as she could, she was off again and manged to complete her medal during the half term.  She is now exploring The ring of Kerry!

Extra Learning from Mrs Pomeroy – Check out these inventions by children!



Warm Up:

Today you are going to collect some data – this can be data of your choice and you can collect and present it in any form – two ways of collecting data that I have found most helpful are in a tally chart or on an excel document.

The reason why we learn about data collection is because this is a skill that can be used all the way through your career. When writing my dissertation (big essay) for university I had to collect data and then analyse it to help me prove or disprove my point.

If you have watched any of the news or Boris’ talks you will see that they use data and graphs all the time to help people see clearly what is happening.

Here are examples of both:


A tally is a quick and easy way to collect data before you present it in a chart.

Here are some suggestions on what you could collect data on:

  • clouds
  • rainfall
  • cars (colours/types)
  • something related to gaming?
  • How many star jumps you can do in a minute (try it at different times of the day)
  • lunches/packed-lunches if you’re at school

This could also be collected across a few days and not just one!

We look forward to seeing what data you decide to collect

Here is a video that explains how we use tally charts:

Extra Challenge:

Real Statistics:

Census at School is an international project which collects data from children in participating countries all around the world, and makes it available for anyone to look at.

The table below contains data that was collected from the first questionnaires in Autumn 2000 and includes responses from children in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. It shows how pupils travel to school:

Which is the most popular way of getting to school for primary pupils?
How about for secondary pupils?
Can you think of any reasons why these might be different?
Which is the most common way of travelling to school overall?
Can you explain why this answer is different again?
What do you think the ‘Other’ category means?


Warm Up:

Today you are going to choose a Victorian Inventor that you can are going to research more information about.

Use this timeline to identify your Inventor:


Next you need to research as much information as you can do about this person.

Here are some questions to consider:

When and where were they born?

When and where were they when they died?

Did they have any family?

Did they marry?

What were they famous for?

How did they help others?

What do they look like? (picture)

Did they win any awards?

There are lots of other questions you could answer about them! We are looking forward to seeing who you have chosen!

Daily Maths:

Choose 64/352/2321.1

  1. +200
  2. -34
  3. x10
  4. x100
  5. x4
  6. +15 – 23
  7. Write in words
  8. Write in Roman Numerals
  9. _________ + ? = 7858
  10. A box could fit 20 cans of drink it it. How many boxes would I need to fit _________ cans of drink.


TT Rockstars!


Do you enjoy music? 

Do you enjoy listening to it?

Playing it?

What do you think music was like in the Victorian age?

Did they have the same instruments as we do now and would people from the Victorian age even know what Spotify is?

Today we are going to focus on what Victorian music sounded like and make a comparison to the music we listen to today.

First, What do you think Victorian music sounded like? 

What instruments did they use?

Do you think you would like it?

Then,  have a think about your favourite song or piece of music at the moment.  What instruments are used, what technology even?

When you have a few ideas of your own.  Listen to one or two of the composers below.  You may need to listen to them more than once!  Then listen to your favourite piece of music at the moment

Think about the questions again.  Did you guess the type of instruments currently?

Do you like it?

If yes, why?

If no, why not? 

Can you compare Victorian music to your favourite music.  Think about including the sounds you picked out,  how the music makes you feel?  Why do you prefer one and not the other?

Stephen Adams (1844 – 1913)

Michal W. Balfe (1808 – 1870) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbRYEvZVoag

Claribel (Charlotte Alington Barnard) (1830 – 1869) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUHNhsRIwnI

Have a great Tuesday everyone and remember we are here if you need us!

Mrs Powell & Mrs Hewitt