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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!




Year Five's homework can be found by clicking on the appropriate icon below. You will find 8 tasks each for Maths and English as well 2 Science Projects. The tasks are labelled in the order that they need to be completed. The Science Projects that have been set need to be uploaded on the dates specified within the brief. 

Spellings need to be learned and will continue to be tested on the Tuesday of the following week. 

Mrs Giles


1.30pm PE Live with Mr Smythe - Thursday June 17th

Thursday 17th June

Hello Year 5. This is the work for today. I have also put spellings up for this week as well.

Maths - Triangles

Watch the Vimeo video (I have included the PowerPoint Presentation as well). We are jumping to some revision work on the different types of triangles as the measuring angles work we would have been doing is a bit tricky and even trickier without a protractor (which you may not have at home). It should be nice and straightforward for you all. If you finish quickly, have a go at the varied fluency and reasoning questions extension sheet. Everyone should be able to complete the main task.

English – Complex sentences

Continuing our work from yesterday, you need to print and make the fortune teller. All the instructions and the task are on this sheet.

Remember, main clauses make sense on their own and subordinate clauses don’t. If you don’t feel confident, put the main clause at the beginning then add a conjunction and the subordinate clause. I have colour coded them to help you but you don’t have to do this.

e.g. The aliens landed in the playground before they kidnapped Mrs Giles.

                   (main clause)                   (conjunction)       (subordinate clause)

If you are feeling confident, see if you can rearrange your sentence with the same words but starting with the subordinate clause. Don’t forget the comma to separate the two clauses when you do this!

e.g. Before they kidnapped Mrs Giles, the aliens landed in the playground.

(conjunction)       (subordinate clause)             (main clause)

Topic Work – Solar and Lunar Eclipses

This is a research and presentation task. All the instructions are on the sheet.

Sum5.6.5 - Triangles

Wednesday 16th June

Morning Year 5,


Well this is not what we’d planned for today. sad

I am posting some work for today. There is maths and English and a topic activity. It is what we would have been doing. We should have had PE, so make sure you get out in your garden for some fresh air and a run around.

Just do what you can manage and don’t worry about anything. Fingers crossed we’ll be back in school soon.

Mrs Giles smiley


Warm your brain up with the speed table.

Watch the video ‘Compare and order angles’ then complete the worksheet.

If you finish quickly have a go at the Varied Fluency and Reasoning extension sheet.


  1. Word of the day – Rigmarole – meaning complicated procedure.

How many words of three letters or more can you find in 10 minutes. Time yourself.

  1. Watch the Oak Academy video and complete the Complex_sentence creators Game 2


Create your own constellation. The instructions are on the sheet.

Sum5.5.2 - Compare and order angles

Autumn Science Homework


I have had requests for websites. The ones below will help, although the reading may be a bit tricky. Look for the types of animals and plants listed and then use these to do additional searches. If you are struggling with the Mexican Rainforest, pick another based in South America. 

Hope this helps.


Mrs Giles

National Curriculum Spellings for Y5 and Y6

Websites to help you find something good to read

Mrs G's Book Corner - Reviews and Recommendations

The Strangeworlds Travel Agency by L D Lapinski


I promised you a review Year 5. So here it is.


I LOVED this book! It took a me a while to get into it. The first few chapters had me wondering where the author was going with the story but I stuck with it and so should you. Once the story took off, I just couldn't put it down! I told Miss Harwood about it and now she's reading it too!


The story is about a girl called Flick who moves with her family to a new town where she knows nobody. Her home life is extremely hard and her life is very dull until she meets the owner of the Strangeworlds Travel Agency. She forms an unexpected friendship with him and they go off in search of his father. (this reminded me of Matteo and Sophie in Rooftoppers) The travelling is done via suitcases (think Narnia or Harry Potter) and the lands they visit are extraordinary with some extremely unusual characters (Alice in Wonderlandish). I won't tell you how it ends but it left me thinking 'She has to write a sequel because I HAVE to know what happens next'. And, guess what, I've looked on Amazon and she is doing exactly that. April 2021 'The Strangeworlds Travel Agency: The Edge of the Ocean' is coming. I can't wait!


Meanwhile, my next order from Amazon is these two books.

The first one is 'Who killed Darius Drake?' by Rodman Philbrick which had this as the 'blurb'.


Whatever you've heard about Darius Drake... it's wrong.
Some of the stories are lies, some are mistakes, and the rest were invented by Darius to fool his enemies.
And I do mean ENEMIES. Not school bullies or mean kids. I'm talking about real, grown-up enemies who would stop at nothing to find the legendary Dunbar diamonds before Darius and I did.
So whatever you've heard - forget it. Because THIS is what really happened.


As you know, Year 5, I do love a good murder mystery which is why I picked this one.


The second one is 'Waiting for Anya' by Michael Morpurgo because I know he's an amazing author and this is a recent one I haven't read. Plus it's about a period of history that interests me. This is it's 'blurb'.


It is World War II and Jo stumbles on a dangerous secret: Jewish children are being smuggled away from the Nazis, close to his mountain village in Spain. Now, German soldiers have been stationed at the border. Jo must get word to his friends that the children are trapped. The slightest mistake could cost them their lives.


Keep reading, Year 5.


Mrs G