Year 5 – Summer 2 – Week 7

English Topic:
The Mayans

Maths Topic:
Consolidation of Time
Daily timestable practise:

Non-core Topic:
DT Food
If you can try to purchase some of these food items for this weeks’ lessons:
Kidney beans
Tortilla wraps

Physical Activity

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LO: To draft the processing section.

Last week we started to draft your bean to bar process, so far you should have completed the Growing and Harvesting sections, so today you will draft your final section which is Processing.

Look over your plan and remind yourself what information you are going to include.

Also remind yourself of the check sheet and what you need to include:


LO: To create a design brief for a food product.

Rewatch the quesadilla video from last week Recap the ingredients and utensils identified in the video.

TASK- how could you adapt the recipe to suit your own taste? What items will you keep, which will you replace and which could you add? If you’re not sure look back at the food you researched and tried at the start of last week. Draw a picture of your perfect quesadilla and annotate all the ingredients you want to include.

Challenge – how could you adapt the cooking techniques? Could you cook your quesadilla in another way other than in a pan? How might your quesadilla need changing for something with a food allergy?


  1. To read time on analogue and digital clocks.

Today is a small recap on what you learnt in year 4. Please spend some time ensuring you can read the time on both an analogue clock and a digital clock.

Have a look at home for one of each, so you can compare. Watch:

Spend today’s lesson playing the below games, to ensure you are confident:

Task: PE:

PE- Join Joe Wicks at 9am each morning for a live 30min P.E lesson

Sports day from home – pick some of your favourite sports day events from the list below. Challenge your parents and your siblings and see who can do the best. You could even make medals for the winners.

Seated throw – sit on the floor outside and see how far you can throw a ball. Get everyone to start in the same place. You could measure the distance by getting a sibling to stand where your throw landed

Relay – split your family into 2 groups and create a relay race competition, you could pass a homemade baton (toilet roll or kitchen roll tubes work well)  or create an obstacle course that each person in your team needs to race around.

Three legged race – pair up with a parent or sibling and see how far you can go with your legs tied together (you could use a scarf or jumper to tie your legs).



LO: To edit and improve an explanation text

If you haven’t yet completed your explanation text, take the time to complete it now, making sure that it is of good quality.

If you have completed it, have a look over all 3 sections and make sure they all flow together.

If you find that some sections are out of place make sure to either rearrange them or use time connectives to make them fit.

(You can use the time connectives mat from last week to help you)

Check over any careless missing words or spelling errors and correct them.

Finally, make sure to check against the check sheet and make sure that you have met them all.


LO: To understand the importance of food hygiene and safty whilst cooking.

Before we make our own Quesadilla dish we need to consider how to be safe in the kitchen.

  1. What do we need to do before we start cooking?
  2. What do we need to check about food before we eat/cook with it?
  3. What could cause us harm within a kitchen?
  4. How can we reduce the risk of harm in a kitchen?
  5. How do you handle a knife with care?
  6. What are the safe cutting techniques we learnt last week?

TASK – using your answers to the above questions create a ‘safety in the kitchen’ poster.

Challenge – How can other people (especially younger siblings) be a potential danger in the kitchen? How can we ensure the safety of others when we are cooking?


  1. To record time in 12 hour and 24 hour clock

Today we will focus on 12 hour and 24 hour time.

What do we use to show morning?

What do we use to show after noon?

How do you know a time is in 12-hour format?

Remember what happens when you turn from am to pm in 24-hour?

Watch and practise using:

Now have a go:

Remember, when converting analogue to digital, we put the hour first, then the minutes that have passed.

When we are converting between 12-hour and 24-hour, we add 12 to the afternoon times ONLY so:

It is 3am in 12- hour form.

It is 3 in 24-hour form

It is 3pm in 12- hour form.

It is (3 + 12) 15:00 in 24-hour form.

Use this information to answer:


Task: PSHE:

World Emoji Day 17th July

Now that our school year is drawing to a close, it is important to reflect back on the year.

Even though summer term may have been spent at home, you still have achieved so much!
World Emoji Day celebrates- you guessed it- emojis. Today, in PSHE, we want you to use emojis for your reflection of the year. For the questions below, think about which emoji you would use to describe an experience. You may choose a smiley emoji for a Maths topic you did, or a confused emoji for a Geography unit. Consider the other elements of what makes school great- yes you are here to learn, but you also build memories and share experiences with those around you.


  • When you started year 5 in September, how did you feel? You may wish to think about when you entered your new classroom, met your teacher, learnt what year 5 was about and your first week.
  • During Autumn term, what was your favourite topic? You learnt lots about the Vikings, how to make mechanical toys, you studied Journey To Jo’Burg and learnt about South African Apartheid as well as studying the magical world of Harry Potter!
  • During Spring, what did you achieve? You may have improved your stitching skills in Art, learnt how day and night was created and wrote your own gory versions of Beowulf! You may have made a new friend or tried harder with a certain behaviour.
  • What memories did you make in year 5? They could have been jokes you shared with friends, funny moments in class, conversations you had, special assemblies or visitors in school
  • Reflect on the successes of the year, but also think about the times that you may have struggled, needed help or felt challenged. Considering all aspects will allow you to move forward to year 6 with targets in mind and pride from what you have achieved.

A huge well done for all the hard work this year and adapting to home learning during Spring term. Know that your teachers and everyone at school are very proud of your attitudes, behaviour and willingness to adapt quickly. You should be proud of yourselves too!



LO: To write up and improve the presentation of the work.

Now that you have an edited final version of your work it is now time for you to present it!

You will need to think of a way to present it,

You could you make a poster/ flowchart to show the process

Or you could make a presentation.

Make sure to present your written work in the best way possible.

Include pictures and diagrams to help support your explanation.

Take your time with this and don’t rush as this is your final outcome, and I expect you to take at least 2 lessons to make sure you use all the skill we have practiced all year.


LO: To create our own central/southern American dish

Today you are going to make your own Quesadilla dish based on the design you created on Monday. Look back and remind yourself which ingredients you are going to use.

TASK- With supervision from an adult or older sibling follow the recipe video and your own design from Monday and create a Quesadilla for you and your family to eat and enjoy.

Challenge – take a photo of your finished dish and email it to your teacher.


  1. To understand 12-hour and 24-hour time

You may wish to conduct this lesson on a different day, depending on your routines and timetables at home.

Keep a diary of all the timings throughout your day. Log everything you do. You may wish to include:

  • What time did you wake up for the day?
  • What time did you brush your teeth?
  • What time did you do schoolwork?
  • What time did you pray or worship?
  • What time did you watch TV/ go on the computer?
  • What time did you wash?
  • What time did you eat?
  • What time did you go to bed?

Write each time in digital form, 12 hour and 24hour. There is a template below to help you:


Add an extra column and work out the duration of time elapsed between each event. For example, I can see from the example that between waking up and brushing my teeth, 10 minutes elapsed.

Task: RE:

This week, I would like to you to think about the 5 things you are most grateful for and why.

Share them with your family and discuss how it makes you feel.

Create a poster/drawing to show all things you are grateful for. Be creative as you can!



LO: To complete your Explanation text.

Complete your presentation of your explanation text from yesterday.


LO: To evaluate and reflect on our cooking

What does it mean to evaluate and reflect?

Why do you think it is important to reflect on your success?

How can evaluating make us better cooks?

TASK – use your quesadillas from yesterday to answer the following questions

  1. Did you enjoy your final dish? Explain why?
  2. What was the hardest part of your cooking experience?
  3. Which bit of the recipe was the easiest?
  4. How did you change or adapt the recipe? Why?
  5. If you were going to make them again what would you change and why?
  6. What did your family think to your cooking?

Challenge – Do you think Quesadillas was a good dish for children to create? Explain your reasoning? Wat other Central/South American food could we have learnt to make? 


  1. To self-assess learning of the summer term.

Have a go at the assessment in Week 7- Maths- Thursday- Reasoning paper.

The mark scheme is also available under Week 7- Maths- Thursday- Mark scheme

Other assessments are available for download at:

 Week7 Maths Thursday Reasoning Paper

Week 7 Maths Thursday Mark Scheme

Task: Computing:


Today you will need to finish off building your Mayan village.

Open MEE, then go to ‘play’ then ‘View My Worlds’ then select your Mayan Village.

If you’ve finished your Mayan Temple you might want to work on a farm, or smaller houses.

Re-watch the video for ideas:


Once you’re finished make sure to capture a screenshot or a photo of your hard work!



LO: To present your explanation text to your family

You should have now finished your explanation of Bean to Bar, and you should have presented to the best of your ability.

You now need to present it to a family member who hasn’t helped you. Read out your explanation, using the poster/PowerPoint/leaflet etc you will have made. After you have finished presenting it, if they are able to say back to you the steps how a cocoa bean goes to a chocolate bar, then you have been successful! If not then you might need to make it more clear and ask them what you could do better!

Either way you’ve put a lot of effort into your work, and hopefully you can enjoy a nice chocolate bar to celebrate your hard work!


LO : To use our cooking experience to create a recipe.

What were the final ingredients you used to create your Quesadilla dish this week?

In what order did you add them?

What utensils did you need to make your Quesadillas?

How long did your dish take to cook?

What are the dangers that someone would need to be careful of when making them?

TASK- create your own short recipe for making Quesadillas. Remember to include the ingredients and utensils used as well as the steps someone needs to follow and cooking time.

Challenge – what are your top tips for cooking Quasadillas? Could you add them to the recipe? Could you send the final recipe to a teacher, friend or family member to try?


  1. To apply knowledge to a range of logical puzzles

Take a pick from the puzzles below; for some, it might be a good idea to get equipment and have a go practically!

Good luck!

Can you beat an adult to find the solution?

Task: Spanish:

La última clase

 In today’s lesson we are going to revisit the main sentences to have a conversation in Spanish. And for that you are going to create a template that you can use to teach and practice Spanish with all your family!

Follow all the instructions in the worksheet named “El espiral”.

It can be used as a board game (use the dice to go through the colours) or just ask your family a number and whatever colour they land on, they need to learn that sentence in Spanish.

Qué os divirtáis!

Spanish El Espiral

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