Year 5 – Summer 2 – Week 4

English Topic:
Myths and Legends 

Maths Topic:
Multiplication (Long multiplication)

Non-core Topic:

Physical Activity

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LO: To plan a Myth

What are the main features of myths you have identified so far in this unit?

What do all myths have in common? Write down your thoughts then check below

Myths all contain: A hero, a Villain, Some kind of issues (like the theft of the hammer in Thor), A plan to solve the problem and then a happy ending.

TASK : This week you’re going to have a go at creating your own myth. List down the key features of myths from above and next to them decide what that will look like in your own story. Who will your hero be? Who is the Villain? You could use heroes you’ve read about in this unit or even members of your family. To get some ideas see the attached sheet in resources called ‘Planning a Myth’

Challenge: Can you verbally share your plan with a family member?

Monday English Planning A Myth


LO: To Learn and use the Mayan Numbering system

The Mayan number system dates to the fourth century and was approximately 1 000 years more advanced than the Europeans of that time. They used a base 20 number system. It is believed that this was because the Mayan’s lived in a warm climate and rarely needed to wear shoes and therefore 20 was the total number of fingers and toes they could count with. There were two important markers in this system: 20, which relates to all the fingers and toes; and five, which relates to the number of digits on one hand or foot.

Look through the PPT on the system if you can’t then watch this YouTube video

See if you can work out and solve these!


Monday Topic Mayan Numbers


LO: To multiply 2 digit by 2 digit numbers using the long multiplication method.

This week we will be revisiting long multiplication.

Long multiplication is a method which breaks all of the steps into smaller sections so that you can see and understand each step.

23×14 has been completed for you below as an example.

Now try the questions below using the same method:

Remember to write the step in brackets on the side. Finally, add the numbers to get your final answer.

Activity: answer these using the method we used above on a piece of paper.

  1. 17×26
  2. 24×61
  3. 73×92
  4. 56×25
  5. 18×15

Challenge: Reasoning question, so remember to provide an explanation.

Task: PE:

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

Gymnastics task-

Using al the skills you’ve learnt so far (balances, jumps, travels, turns, rolls, shapes) start to put together a routine. You must include at least one of each of the skills but you can include more. Think about how you’ll link all the ideas together. You could get your siblings or grown ups involved. 



LO: To draft a first paragraph with a focus on high level adjectives for description.

Remind yourself of these three sentence types from last week:

  1. Expanded noun phrase
  2. Sensory sentence
  3. Simile

Can you correct the punctuation/spelling error in each of these examples?

  1. Expanded noun phrase

The warm yellow sun shone in the sky.

  1. Sensory sentence

The pouring ran hammered on the roof.

  1. Simile

The swoord glittered like a diamond.

Now look back at the words in red, can you use a thesaurus or the internet to find more descriptive words to replace these?

TASK: Draft your first paragraph of your Mythical story. Your paragraph must:

  • Introduce the hero
  • Introduce the issue – tell us what has been taken or what the problem is that needs to be solved
  • Introduce the Villain

Challenge – did you use the different types of sentences in your writing today? Which sentence are you most proud of? Which do you think gives the best description of a place/ person or object?



LO: To understand what games they used to play in ancient Maya

To pass the time commoner would play the game of Patolli, it was a popular game in Mexico for years.

As we’re stuck inside and perhaps running out of things to do, you could perhaps understand how Mayans would keep themselves entertained.

You can read the rules and background on the game here:

Then download a board here:

If not you can easily draw your own version and use objects round your house!


LO: To multiply 3 digits by 2 digits using the long multiplication method.

Today is very similar to yesterday except you will be looking at slightly larger numbers. If you set out your work like below the steps are much clearer to see and understand.

Try these:

Activity: Answer the questions below on a piece of paper using the long multiplication method that we have been using this week.

  1. 224×12
  2. 175×23
  3. 248×25
  4. 716×30


Task: PSHE:

Summer solstice

The Earth has a winter solstice and a summer solstice. The summer solstice is around the 21st June and is the longest day of the year.

Many people celebrate the solstices throughout the year, with Pagans and people of other beliefs travelling to Stonehenge to watch the sunrise and to welcome the summer sun.

Take a look at this website. You can take a 360 degree virtual tour of Stonehenge, learn about how it was built and perhaps what it was for.

Being built around 4500 years ago, during the Neolithic period, the Stone Circle still raises mystery today. It is believed that the stones were arranged to be in line with the sun. Read more on:

Your activity:

Think about what you enjoy most about the summer. It could be the change in nature, certain events that happen at school (Sports Day!) or any celebrations that happen within your family (Eid, birthdays).

Create a piece of artwork, or a story, to show what you celebrate in Summer. It could be realistic or abstract, made with whatever mediums you like.

Take a picture to show your teacher!



LO: To draft my second paragraph with a focus on speech

Have a read of this extract and then list all the features of speech that you remember

“Wow, What is it?” Callum cried.

“I’m not too sure”, answered Tom slowly “but I found it this morning and thought you’d like to see”.

Did you get all these features?

  • Use of inverted commas around spoken parts
  • Capital letter at the start of the speech
  • Punctuation inside the inverted commas
  • Comma and lower case if you’re writing split speech
  • New line if it’s a new speaker
  • Some description of how the character speakers

How could you improve upon this little bit of speech?

Could you add some more words to explain what the character was doing as they spoke?

TASK: Draft your Second paragraph ensuring you use correct speech. Your paragraph must include:

  1. Coming up with a plan to solve the problem
  2. Carrying out the plan.
  3. Some action – Is there a big battle to get back the stolen item or kill the Villian? How does it end?

Challenge – did you use split speech in your paragraph? Could you go back and add some in?

Did you describe what the characters were doing as they spoke? Or the way in which they said the speech?


LO: To become familiar to Mayan designs and symbols

In Maya in order to put down their ideas they used ornate carvings similar to hieroglyphs, with each picture having a meaning!

Today you are going to research what some of them mean and try to re-create them!

Have a look through this link:


Split a piece of paper into 8 sections

And in each section draw then label a different Mayan symbol.

Pick the ones you like the most!

If you can’t access the website or need help look at the image below


LO: To multiply 4 digits by 2 digits by using the long multiplication method.

Today we move on to multplying 4 digit numbers.


  1. 2561×12
  2. 6427×81
  3. 1092×82
  4. 5028×22


Task: RE:

LO: To appreciate the uniqueness of simple objects and using our imagination.

Art and music are used in many religions as a means of expression.

With your family member, sit down and all you have a go at drawing or painting a flower in 10 –15 minutes.

Share and discuss your paintings/drawings. What do they the representations have in common?  Where did these ideas come from?



LO: To edit my Myth with a focus on spelling and correct commas.

TASK : Go over your work from the past two days. make sure your myth is complete. Did you include everything planned on Monday?

Now check it for correct spelling and commas.

Ways to check your spellings at home:

  1. Get a dictionary
  2. Check your common exception word list/ spelling lists
  3. Ask a sibling or parent
  4. Type the word into a word document and right click if it come up underlined in red
  5. Type the word into google

Ways to check your commas:

  1. Where does a comma go in an expanded noun phrase? Have you put one in?
  2. Where does the comma go in sentences which start with adverbial openers such as ‘Suddenly’ or ‘Without warning’?
  3. What is parenthesis? If you’ve added extra detail have you separated it with wo commas?
  4. Try reading your work out loud, when do you need to take a breath?

Ask an adult/ older sibling to read your work can they give you a clue? 


Lo: To create and design a Mayan Shield

Today you are going to create your own Mayan shield or chimalli.

Mayan shields were incredibly important in battle as it meant they had much more protection and possible strategies in battle.

Most were made of wood, were decorated with intricate designs and patterns, and often had colourful feathers decorating the outside.

Today I would like you to create your own Mayan shield using your own resourcefulness.

In the centre of your shield put a from yesterday symbol that shows your personality or that you like!

You could use paper plates, card, foil and a mixture of different ways to create your shield and be sure to show them off to your teachers when you get back!




To apply long multiplication to word problems.

Today you will use your previous skills from the week to solve multiple choice word problems.

Look at the question below:

You have 4 options. So you need to eliminate the options that seem in correct by applying your reasoning of the question.

Firstly option D seems impossible because when you multiply your answer should become bigger, not smaller. So option D.18 can be eliminated.

Next option C. 612 seems quite a larger number. So you can now start considering some working out or you may even be able to do this one mentally if you want.

Mentally: I know that from 24×3

3 lots of 20= 60 I know this because 3×2 =6

So 3×20= 60 (ten times bigger)

Then 4×3=12

So add the 60 and 12= 72 The answer is option B. 72

Or you can apply your long multiplication to this question:


20×3= 60

4×3 =  12




Activity: Answer the multiple choice questions on piece of paper. Choose 5 from the questions. (you do not have to do all)


Task: Computing:

Today you will be continuing to build upon the skills we practised last week on MEE. Where you got more familiar with the tools and materials within the software.

You will be recreating a book cover today, based off a book you might have been reading recently at home or in the past!

First, you will need to log into MEE.

Then go to


‘View Library’

‘Monthly Build Challenges’

Then scroll down to find ‘Book Covers’

Then ‘Create World’

Once the world opens you will find a chest full of different coloured wools and a giant book for you to decorate with your favourite book cover!

Remember you can fly by double tapping space bar!

Try to keep your design 2D in this case as next week we will be practicing 3D!



LO: To present or perform a Myth.

TASK: choose one of the following ways to present and/or perform your finish myth.

  1. Write it up in your neatest handwriting, you could add drawings and make your own book.
  2. Type your myth out on a computer. Could you use google to add images?
  3. Perform your Myth verbally to an audience of family members. Could someone record you on their phone? Watch it back and see how you did.
  4. Turn your Myth into a play and recruit siblings and grown-ups to act out the story. Do you need a narrator to describe scenes where characters don’t talk?


LO: To begin to understand the Mayan Calendar.

The Mayan Calendar predates the Mayans and is often called an ‘Aztec Sunstone’. The calendar is split into 3 sections which all run at the same time!

Look through this website:

For the 3 sections of the calendar write a sentence explaining what each one shows!

Now I would like you to try and recreate the Mayan Calendar

Draw 3 circles as shown:

Now using your knowledge of the symbols and numbers from this week, I would like you to create your own Mayan calendar!

You have creative freedom with this as the outside ring might have all the numbers up to 12, showing our 12 months, but you are free to have your own system!

Have a look at the original sunstone above and see if you can copy aspects of the design!


LO: To apply the 4 operations to solve word problems.

Today you will apply all of your taught skills of the 4 operations and you will use them methods and skills to complete a worksheet of word problems.

For the following operations think of all the methods you can use, I have done one for each to start you off:

Addition: number line,

Multiplication: grid method,

Subtraction: Column,

Division: short division,

Activity: Complete the word problems worksheet. Answer the questions on a piece of paper.


Task: Spanish:

En el mercado 2

Let’s start the lesson today with a word search to find as many fruits as we can!

Watch again the video from last week’s lesson to revisit the phrases and vocabulary we learnt. Try to practice with someone in your family or just by yourself.

Find the worksheet for today’s lesson and translate all those sentences from the video. Then try to create your own conversation about going to the market.

Spanish In The Market Conversation

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