Year 5

Please help your children better understand the situation by looking through 'Children's Guide to Coronavirus'. Click here:    

Dear parents and children,

Welcome to year 5. It has been wonderful to see you all in school these last few weeks. You have all made an excellent start.

If you need to stay at home and can not come into school to learn, we will continue to help you with your education. We will update this page regularly on work you can do either by yourself, or with the help of an adult. There are more links on the Home Learning page containing subject specific tasks you can complete. You have also been given you login details for Purple Mash which you can access here. There are plenty of activities and tasks you can do so you are not missing out.

The most important thing you can do at home is read. Please read for at least 20 minutes every day - longer if you are not in school. This should be a mixture of reading by yourself and reading with an adult. Please see the links that will take you to online resources in case you have read all your books at home. 

Take care of yourself and your family.

Mrs Kirwin, Mr Naylor, Mrs Makh, Mrs Ravat & Mrs Akhtar

Below is a leaflet with information, activities and contacts for Bradford Refugee Week.

Sabryna and the River Spirit Ebook

Part 2

We know you've all enjoyed reading the first chapter. Are you ready for Chapter 2? Read along with the teacher and pause the video to answer questions. 

Pobble 365 Challenge


Read the text and answer the questions below.

Q1 Who has bought the scroll to the samurai?

Q2 What does the scroll contain?

Q3 Why is the samurai dressed as he is?

Q4 What will he do now that he received the message?

Q5 Who is the message from?

Q6 What is he carrying on his back?

Q7 What might the symbol mean?

Task: Design a perfect suit of armour.

Challenge: Write what happens next.


During the summer term we would have been learning about food in DT. Watch the videos below to understand where food comes from, how it is prepared, hygiene guidelines and nutritional benefits. 

Week 1: The bread-making process

Bread from around the world worksheet

Week 2: Food groups and a Balanced diet

Your task is to make a healthy lunch for a family member. Carefully select items from each of the food groups, think about portion size and the nutrients that we should eat for a healthy liefstyle. Ask them to give you a response after the meal. Good luck!

Here are some more links to help you.

Week 3: Hygiene

Q1 Why is hygiene important?

Q2 Make a poster to put up in your kitchen to show your family the step-by-step method to wash their hands during the lockdown.Take a photo of your poster and email it to us at school. 

Oak National Academy

The Oak National academy has been created by teachers from leading schools across the country. You can access new videos each week across a range of subjects as well as quizzes and worksheets. So if there is anything you are struggling with,  click here to look at this website.

Make and eat pancakes   

Build a fort to sleep in tonight

Family movie night 

Have story time. Pick 4 favourite books

Nature weaving on a cardboard box

Bake cookies and a cake 

Have a Night Picnic under the stars

Make a movie             

Have a Tea Party!

Kids cook dinner!          

Have a bubble bath



Autumn Term 

Earth and Space

We have had a brilliant start to Year 5.

We learnt about our planet and the solar system beyond. We compared Galileo's Geocentric theory with Kepler's Heliocentric model to understand how our solar system works. Visiting the National Science and Media Museum helped us to imagine what space is like. It was a great day!


We had a fabulous day with Moving Words Poetry.

Our main focus was the 1950's, when hundreds of Caribbean migrants arrived at Tilbury Docks, England, with the hope of a better life on a ship named 'The Windrush'.

We took a deep look at what it felt like being a person of colour in that period of time and how immigration impacted on creating the vibrant, multi-racial society we now know.

Inspired by the poet, John Agard, we wrote our own Windrush Child poems.

To end the day, we enjoyed a little bit of 1950's 'Rock & Roll'.

Year 5 were challenged to be creative over the October holidays. We are very impressed with their Space projects. These are just a sample of the work they did during Half Term. Thank you for your support with these. 

Maths Curriculum Day

Our day was spent learning how to be a Viking mathematician. How could we work out the distance we might need to travel as a Viking using a piece of string, a map and a scale? Which journeys would be the the furthest? How could we present these on a bar graph? We also investigated how fractions might have played a part in a Vikings life. 

We ended the day creating Islamic Art;our own Ayyubid Stars with a compass.

Science Curriculum Day

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This half term we are looking at animals and life cycles. Below, you will find some activities to complete. Be as creative as you like (and if you think you have a better idea, we would love to see it).

Challenge 1 How many animal groups are there? e.g. birds, amphibians etc. What are the main characteristics of each group? How many animals can you name in each group? Click here for a video and information that will help.

Challenge 2 What is a life cycle? Click here to watch a video about life cycles. Then, choose one of your own animals to research and create a life cycle poster about it. Some good ones to choose are elephants, lizards, dogs or kangaroos. Draw pictures and add notes and sentences to explain what happens at each stage.

Azaan has been busy learning about insect life cycles. He watched the BBC Bitesize videos on the links above and has drawn a fantastic illustration to demonstrate the metamorphosis of a caterpillar to a butterfly. Well done Azaan!

Which other creatures go through the same process? Send us your pictures.

Challenge 3 Can you create your own life cycle? Click here to watch a video of the Human Life Cycle and then make one of your own. Try to use the correct vocabulary (which is given under the video) and write an explanation of the differences and changes in each stage. Think about what you can and can't do at each stage of life. 

Challenge 4 Click here to watch a video about the life cycle of a plant. You can produce a lifecycle poster if you like, but it might be nice if you could plant some seeds and grow your own plant. Strawberries and cress are really easy to grow, or you might like to grow some flowers straight from the seed. Try to take photos throughout the weeks so you can see the development from seed to plant. Or, you can draw each stage. Have fun!

Challenge 5 Click here to learn why bees are attracted to flowers. Complete the 'Fill in the blanks' activity and have a go at the quiz. Then, see if you can find out all the parts of a flower that are needed in the pollination of flowers. (There are 12 in total). How many can you find? Can you find out what each part does? You could draw a cross-section of a flowering plant and label it.


This Summer term, we were due to start our Geography topic based around North and South America. What we would like you to do whilst you are at home, is try to complete some of the challenges below. You can do them in any order, but we have suggested one per week if you have time.

Click on the headings to follow the  BBC Bitesize links.

Week 1: Mapping the World

Use a map (either printed, in a book or online). How many rivers and mountains can you find? Can you find North and South America? Which countries make up America?

Week 2: Longlitude and Latitude

Q1 How is the world divided into timezones?

Q2 How do you think pilots use this information to navigate around the globe?

Week 3: Maps

Q1 Can you name all of the States of America?

Q2 Can you draw a map of America?

Q3 Can you write the states in alphabetical order?

Q4 Can you order them according to their population?

Week 4:  Why is the USA so special?

Pick one of the American States.

Q1 Can you find out 10 facts about it? 

Q2 Can you draw the American flag? What does it symbolise?

Q3  What can you find out about The Statue of Liberty?

Week 5 : Countours, keys and symbols

Q1 Draw a 2D map of Nevada.

Q2 Can you add on contours to your map?

Q3 Can you add symbols and a key to represent the attractions, tourist locations, train station, airport, parks, religious buildings and monuments?

Week 6: Climate

Q1 What is the weather like in America?

Q2 Do all the American States experience the same weather?

Q3 Does North and South America experience the same weather? Q4 How does the weather in America compare to the weather in Bradford?

Compare the rainfall and temperature in Los Angeles with Bradford.

Q5 Can you draw a bar chart for each city to represent the amount of rainfall each month?

Q6 Can you draw a line graph to represent the temperature for each city over the year?

Watch Davis Attenbrough explain different climates

Week 7: Biomes

Florida: BBC Bitesize link

Q1 Go back to the map of America you drew in week 3. Can you add the biomes for each area?

Q2 Can you compare the biome of Nevada with the biome of Florida? Split a large paper in half, write the name Florida on one side and Nevada on the other half. Research as much information as you can about the differences and similarities of the biomes. 

Use the map of week 3 and week 5 to help you.

Week 8: Rivers

Watch the links: World Rivers

How is a river formed?

Features of a river

Q1 Can you name the major rivers of the world?

Make a 3D river from card and paper mache. Make it as realistic as possible by adding texture and detail. Label the river's key features from the links above. We'd love to see your finished projects, so make sure to email us a picture!

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w/c: 27/04/2020 'ough' though; although; dough; doughnut; through; cough; trough; rough; tough; enough

w/c: 04/05/2020 'ough' plough; bough; drought; bought; wrought; thought; ought; borough; thorough

w/c: 11/05/2020 Adverbials of time yesterday; tomorrow; later; immediately; earlier; eventually; recently; previously; finally; lately

w/c: 18/05/2020 Adverbials of place nearby; everywhere; nowhere; inside; downstairs; outside; upstairs; underneath; behind; somewhere

w/c: 25/05/2020 'ear' spelt 'ere' sincere; interfere; sphere; adhere; severe; persevere; atmosphere; mere; hemisphere; austere

w/c: 01/06/2020: Challenge words amateur; ancient; bargain; muscle; queue; recognise; twelfth; profession; develop; harass


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w/c: 08/06/2020: definite; desperate; literate; secretary; stationary; dictionary; Wednesday; familiar; original; animal

w/c: 15/06/2020: Prefix de- and re- deflate; deform; decode; decompose; defuse; recycle; rebuild; rewrite; replace; revisit

w/c: 22/06/2020: Verb prefix over- overthrow; overturn; overslept; overcook; overreact; overestimate; overuse; overpaid; overlook; overbalance

w/c: 29/06/2020: Convert nouns or verbs into adjectives using suffix -ful boastful; faithful; doubtful; fearful; thankful; beautiful; pitiful; plentiful; fanciful; merciful

w/c: 06/07/2020: Convert nouns or verbs into adjectives using suffix -ive attractive; creative; addictive; assertive; abusive; co-operative; exhaustive; appreciative; offensive; expressive

w/c:13/07/2020: Convert nouns or verbs into adjectives using suffix -al musical; political; accidental; mathematical; functional; tropical; professional; central; global; industrial

BBC Bitesize will be broadcasting live lessons to help  support  your learning at home.

These will start Monday 20th April 2020 at 9am. 

They will be interactive and hosted by lots of famous faces including some footballers.

Click here to go to the BBC Bitesize page.

We are continuing to provide work for you whilst you are at home. Please scroll down to find the latest home closure packs for each subject. 

White Rose Maths Videos

Below is a link to the White Rose Website where you will see some online videos that will teach you new skills and concepts that you would have been learning if we were at school. Please try to watch one video a day and complete the activities that go alongside it (you don't need to print them out, just write the answers on some paper). You can check the answers with an adult when you are finished.

White Rose Maths Online Learning

Spring Term

23/03/20  Week 1 Adding decimals to 2 dp

30/03/20  Week 2 Equivalent Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

Summer Term 

20/04/20  Week 1 Adding decimals

27/04/20  Week 2 Adding decimals with the same number of dp

04/05/20  Week 3 Multiply 2 digit numbers (Area model)

12/05/20  Week 4 Area of rectangles

18/05/20 Week 5 Add and Subtract Fractions 

Use the White Rose Maths video using the link above and the Fractions Knowledge Organiser below to help you with the activities underneath:


Lesson 1: Adding Fractions with the same Denominator

Lesson 2: Adding Fractions with Different Denominators

Watch the White Rose video and click here to watch this video which will help you to add fractions when the denominators are different. Think back to our work on equivalent fractions.

Lesson 3: Convert Mixed Numbers to Improper Fractions

We have done this before.Look at the Fraction Knowledge Mat above to help. Remember: multiply the denominator by the whole number and add the numerator. Try to answer the questions on the video, then, ask a grownup in your house or an older sibling to write some more for you to answer.

01/06/20  Multiplying by an integer

Watch the video by clicking on the link above, then try the questions below. Work out the answers on a piece of paper.  

Session 1: Understanding percentages

(Use the zoom tool to make the grids bigger and easier to see)

Session 2: Understanding percentages as fractions and decimals. You can just write the answers and draw the diagrams if you can't print it out (answers on page 2 for you to go through with a grown up).

Session 3: Adding decimals with the same number of decimal places. 

Session 4: Adding decimals with a different number of decimal places.

Maths Mats

Please try to complete one of these Maths Mats each day, just like we would complete an arithmetic paper each day. Copy the questions your working out onto a piece of paper. You will find the answers after the questions - keep these until you have finished and ask a grown-up to go through the answers with you. Remember, Year 5 Maths is tricky, so you will need to make sure you do some working out for each question. Good luck!

Please remember to practise your Learn By Heart targets as well. 10 minutes every day will really help you to learn, and remember, these vital skills.

Don't forget to log on to Times Tables Rock Stars everyday if you can for 10-15 minutes.  You will notice that 5LK and 5QM are in a battle each week. Who will win? It's up to you!

Wow! Both classes are battling it out!

5QM are in the lead this week!

Please try to read everyday - books, recipes, magazines, instructions for games and craft activities. If you have read all of your books at home, there are some links below that you may like to look at.

You have all been working very hard this year to build on your creative writing skills. We have set tasks for you to continue on that amazing journey. Click on the links below: 

Home Closure Pack 6

Home Closure Pack 5

One Chance

Home Closure Pack 4

The Game

Home closure pack 

Meet the Rhi-swano-zeb-tah

Home closure pack 2

As you know, we have been learning about the Anglo-Saxons, but did you know they loved to tell stories? The epic poem of Beowulf is one of the first ever recorded in Britain and was written in Old English.

Read the through the power point and answer the questions as you go along. Click on any underlined words to find definitions and links that will deepen your understanding.

Could you read the Old English in the link? How difficult did you find it and why? Then, complete the tasks below. 

BBC Bitesize : Anglo- Saxon Culture- Beowulf cartoon

Task 1: Character Description

Task 2: SPAG- Kennings

**Once you've completed this task, scroll down to the Guided Reading section for this week's comprehension**

Imagine the person reading your advert has never visited Bradford. Your job is to encourage them to visit Bradford. Look at the WAGOLL above. Create a list of features you would need to write a persuasive text such as a title,  an introduction, rhetorical questions, modal verbs, images and technical vocabulary. Then, write all the key vocabulary you can think of about Bradford.Where  is Bradford? Why is it such a great city? What can you visit here? Where are best places to eat? Lastly, write your persuasive advert using all the information you collected. 

Task 2.  Descriptive narrative- The Ascent

Cast your minds back to the work we did about Odysseus, the Clockwork and The Viking Boy. Remember how Ruth Eastham told us to use our 5 senses when writing! Create a mind-map to help plan your narrative using the words feel, smell, taste, see and hear.

Then, add lots of emotive language, fronted adverbials, technical vocabulary and figurative language that would relate to the story of climbing a mountain.

Make sure you use correct punctuation, parenthesis and a relative clause.

Task 3.    Film Review

Be a film critic! Write a review based on a movie you have watched recently. Use the checklist below to guide you.  For a bit of fun, pretend you are a vlogger and ask a family member to record you reviewing the film. 

Task 4.    Spooky story- Use lots of figurative language features, fronted adverbials and descriptive language to up level your work.

Below we have attached the handy helper, adjectives, verbs and adverb mats to help you. Make sure you use a few short sentences to create a scary atmosphere. 

Task 6.  Fiction narrative- Ancient Myths

Your story could be based on the Greek gods, Zeus and Posiedan; it could be about the Viking gods- Thor and Odin;  maybe you could create you own mythological creatures. When and where will the story be set?  

 You should include lots of expanded nouns, powerful verbs, adverbs, metaphors, similes, onomatopoeia and alliteration. Let your imagination go wild!  You all proved you are fantastic writers this year so we can say with confidence that your stories will be amazing.If you need a little help, you can use any of the handy helper mats above. 

Make sure you include fantastic illustrations of your characters.

Read the stories below to help you.


Home Closure Pack 2:  Beowulf Comprehension and Questions                              Beowulf Answers

Home Closure Pack 1:  Year 5 Reading Booklet 

                           Year 5 Reading Test

Once you've completed the Assessment- Check the answers below

Year 5 Reading Assessment Answers

Viking boats project    Viking boats project    Viking boats project

Science:Home Closure Pack 2 

Our Science topic this half term is Properties of Materials and Changing Materials. There are a wide range of websites that your child can look through with lots of videos. Baking is a wonderful way to see how materials change and a fun way to spend time together as a family. Perhaps you could make a poster or information leaflet that explains the differences between reversible and irreversible changes. 

BBC Bitesize Science

Make plastic milk (only to be done with an adult!)

Try some lava in a cup

Blow up a balloon with yeast

The Magic Ketchup Experiment

Learning ideas from the National Science and Media Museum

Autumn Term Parent Workshops

 Greek Pots and Parthenons

Year 5 really enjoyed getting creative whilst making Greek Pots and Parthenons. Thank you to all the parents and family members who came to help us with this. We hope you enjoyed it too! 

 We have celebrated the festival of Harvest and looked at its historical significance. Alongside this, we looked at the importance of Food Banks in our community and used our Maths skills to create our own 3D food packaging. Thank you to all the families that donated tins and food packages which we donated to the local Food Bank.




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