Year 5 – Summer 1 – Week 1

English Topic:
Film Narrative

Maths Topic:
Games for the week:

Non-core Topic:
Geography – Rivers

Physical Activity








LO: To identify and describe atmosphere and mood

  1. Watch this clip and write 6 words you could use to describe this scene.
  2. What genre of film do you think this is? Use the words you’ve just written to help you.
  3. Listen to the music of this clip. What tone is it trying to set? Does it change throughout? Is it controlled or chaotic?
  4. How could colour help tell us the mood? Think about the colour/ light. Does it change from the start to the end?

Write a short paragraph explaining what you think the mood. Use all the different aspects of the clip you’ve just looked at.


LO: To explore the life cycle of a mammal (human)

  1. What does lifecycle mean? Why is it called a cycle?
  2. What is a mammal?
  3. label and annotate the lifecycle of a human – be creative. You can use pictures from magazines, newspaper or even print off family pictures.
  4. What are the different stages called? What is happening at each stage? How long is each stage?
  5. Challenge – can you explore the lifecycle of a dog?


To recognise and identify different angles

  1. Create a glossary of Math vocabulary learnt in the video including: the different types of angles, complimentary, supplementary, perpendicular and parallel.
  2. Create an angle finder using the corner of a piece of paper. Around your home, can you find:
  • Right angles (corner of the paper will fit)
  • Obtuse angles (the ray will be seen)
  • Acute angles (the ray will not be seen)

Challenge-  Use your knowledge of angles to answer the challenge question

Task: PE

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

Gymnastic task

Explore different ways of travelling around your house.

How many ways can you think of? Here are some to get you started: jumping, hopping, skipping, jogging.

Can you link these together to form a sequence or movements? Try putting them to music.



LO: to compare two different tones and atmospheres

  1. Re-watch the clip from yesterday and refamiliarize yourself with your ideas about the mood and atmospheres in the scene.

  1. Watch this scene from later in the movie:

  1. Look at all the features from Monday how are they different? What gives this a different feel and vibe? What sort of creature does the mother look like? How is the room decorated?
  2. Write a short comparison between the two scenes showing the difference between the different atmospheres and why?

(Make sure to use Contrastive Connectives, Whereas, similarly, however, etc)


LO: To explore the life cycle of an amphibian (frog)

  1. Why is a frog an amphibian? Think about its skin and where it lays egg.
  2. Create, label and annotate the lifecycle of a frog – be creative! What is happening at each stage? How long is each stage?

Think: how is the lifecycle of a frog similar/different to a mammal?


To measure angles in degrees, using knowledge of acute, obtuse and right angles.

  1. Complete the table (on separate document)
  2. Pick a starting point on the compass. Describe a turn to your partner, using the mathematical vocabulary:
  • Clockwise/ anti- clockwise
  • Degrees
  • Acute/ obtuse/ right-angle
  • Reflex

Can your partner find where you will end up?

 Example: I start at N. I turn three right-angles. I turn clockwise. Where do I end?

Task: PHSE

PSHE – St Georges day

  1. Find out the meaning of these key words: gallantry, honour, bravery
  2. Discuss why St George is celebrated. Why is he celebrated nearly 700 years after he lived?

Have a ‘British Values’ afternoon- enjoy a tea party, wear red, white or blue and play British games such as cricket, tennis or croquet!



LO: To compare a novel vs a film version of a story.

The clips we have looked at so far have been based on the story of Coraline written by Neil Gaiman.

  1. Read page 9 of the story in the attached pdf.
  2. Then watch the clip of the same scene

Which do you prefer?

Which is better to understand the setting?

Which is better to understand the characters?

With a partner debate which form is better, book or film, and why?


LO: To explore the life cycle of a bird.

  1. From this video, what is an invertebrate? Vertebrate?
  2. How would you classify a bird?
  4. Create, label and annotate the lifecycle of a bird

Draw pictures, collages, even images from the Easter eggs boxes/chocolates


To read measurements on a protractor

Re-watch the video from yesterday from 6.10

  1. Using the website, generate an angle, estimate the measurement and check if you are correct.
  2. If you have a protractor available, try drawing your own angles and measuring them. Remember to put the axis point in the centre and line up the bottom of the protractor with the ray. Read the correct scale (make sure you’re counting up from 0!)

Complete the challenge question set.

Task: Spanish – La Tierra y el agua

  1. Watch the video until minute 1:06 and try to annotate as many words as you can from what we have learnt in Spanish so far.
  2. Now click the arrow below the video to see “more” and follow what is being said in Spanish.
  3. What three ways can you help to stop contaminating the water?

Enjoy this game about water to finish your Spanish lesson



LO: To use visual inferences to begin to understand a story.

  1. What is inferencing? Look for a definition of what it means.
  2. Look at the clip of Alma stopping when the girl touches the door.

Look at these questions and using visual inferences explain your answers


  1. What season is this story set?
  2. When do you think this story is set?
  3. Where in the world is it set?
  4. What do the posters at the start show?


  1. Who do you think the girl is?
  2. Where are her parents?
  3. What do you think she is like?


  1. Who owns the shop?
  2. What does the shop windows look like?
  3. What could this tell us about the shop?

Topic: Geography – Rivers

Create a mind map answering the following questions.

  • What do we already know about rivers?
  • What is a river?
  • What is a river’s purpose?
  • How have rivers been used in the past?
  • How are rivers used now?

Do this without doing any research and only from your own knowledge.


L.O. To measure angles on a straight line

  1. What does a straight line measure? What does a full turn measure?

  2. Practice subtracting from 360 and subtracting from 180, moving on to subtracting two amounts e.g. 180 – 90 – 24 = ?

  3. Complete activity 1: finding missing angles on a straight line. Answers are provided at the bottom of the document.

  4. As a cool down, practice addition and subtraction to 90, 180 and 360.

Task: RE

LO: To understand how and why Easter is celebrated by Christians.

The Christian story of Easter

Question to explore: Is Easter a happy or sad time for Christians? Why?

Can you freeze frame different parts of the story with your family to show how the different characters, Jesus, Mary and the disciples, were feeling at that moment in time?



LO: To predict what will happen next in the story.

Watch the Alma video again stopping when she touches the door.

Looking back on your inferences from yesterday, write a prediction about what will happen when the girl enters the shop.

Remember a prediction is a sensible guess as to what will happen next based on evidence.

  • Will something bad/good happen to her?
  • Where might all the dolls have come from?
  • Will she be safe?


LO: To find different insects in my garden

You task is to go in bug hunt in your OWN garden

Find as many different insects as you can – don’t touch them.

  • What do they look like? Wings? Legs? antennas? Colour?
  • Where did you find them?
  • What colour are they?
  • How do they move?
  • What do they eat?


L.O. To measure angles around a point

  1. Look at activity 1. Discuss what the images show us. What is the same and what is different? Which one is the odd one out? We should be able to recognise that they all show some derivation of 90, 180 or 360 degrees split in to different parts.
  2. Practise multiplication to 36. Start with small related facts and use counters (lentils, beans, drawing dots will do) to create arrays:
  • How many ways can we make 36?
  • How many ways can we make 18?

Recognise that 36 x 1 = 18 x 2 = 12 x 3 = 9 x 4 and so on

Using this knowledge, we can multiply by 10 to reach 360. So now, we can say:
360 x 1 = 180 x 2 = 120 x 3 = 90 x 4

Relate this back to activity 1. Can we use division facts to split 360 in to 6 parts? How else can we represent and divide it?

Complete activity 2.

Task: Computing

Computing – We Are Bloggers

Discuss key questions:

  • What is a blog?
  • What is the purpose?
  • How are they made?

Explore a range of blogs (links below)

Examples of class blogs:

Create a table looking at the similarities and differences between each. Can we find any other blogs made by children?

Mindmap what we could make a blog about. Ideas could include:

  • Short stories
  • Things to do in the garden
  • A home-diary of what we have been learning
  • Hobbies and interests

Keep ideas for next week’s session.

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