Year 5 – Summer 1 – Week 2

English Topic:
Creating a story

Maths Topic:

Non-core Topic:

Physical Activity

Spellings Week 2

Weekly Online Curriculum

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  1. Look through your predictions for Alma.

What will happen to her?

Will the story have a happy or sad ending?

  1. Using the attached planning sheet or splitting a page into two, plan the end to her story by using pictures, key phrases and sentences

Pt 1.

      This is where the girl enters the shop, so you’ll need to use all your fantastic setting description skills.

Think about the 5 senses what could she sense?

What atmosphere are you trying to set with this part?

Pt 2.

 This is the part where you’ll need to show what happens to the girl.

Will she be safe?

What might she find in the store?

Could someone be waiting in the store for her?

Think about a satisfying ending for your story as well.


LO: To classify animals, birds and insects

With your family come up with a list of as many animals/birds/insects that you can think of (you can write them down or draw them). How would you split these animals into different groups? What would your categories be?

Now use a dictionary, phone, computer or ask members of your family to find the meaning of these words:

  • Vertebrate
  • Invertebrate
  • Carnivore
  • Herbivore
  • Mammal
  • Amphibian
  • Reptile

Out of your list of animals, which ones belong in which groups? Do some belong in more than one group? Can you create a Venn diagram or a table to show how you categorised the animals?


LO: To calculate the missing lengths of rectangles.

Read through the ‘What you need to know’ sheet.

Once you have read this complete the worksheet, where you must identify the missing lengths of rectangles using facts that you already know about rectangles.

 Maths Monday What You Need To Know

Maths Monday Missing Lengths


PSHE- Anzac Day

  1. Read through the Powerpoint about Anzac Day. Discuss key questions:
  • Why is Anzac day celebrated?
  • Why is it important?
  • Can we think of anything similar that happens in our country or other countries?
  • How do we show our respects during remembrance days?
  1. Choose an art activity to do. Either:
  • Poppy colouring – create an abstract piece of art using felt tips, crayons, paints or pastels
  • Learn how to draw a poppy- follow the guided steps to draw an Anzac poppy

Poppy collage- use recycled magazines, newspapers, books to  create a collage.



LO: To create a setting description in a story

Today you need to draft part one of your continuation of the story, looking at the inside of the shop.

Use the word mat to help you develop your description of the shop.

Remember it needs to match the mood and atmosphere of the film, so make sure that it’s dark, creepy and menacing.

What might the girl see?

How far into the shop might she go?

Where is the doll?


LO: To explore the life cycle of a butterfly

Has a butterfly always been a butterfly? Which insect was it first?

Watch the video and see if you guessed correctly

Can you draw and label a butterfly life cycle? Can you include these pieces of key information:

What is each stage called?

How long does each stage last?

What is a young caterpillar called?

What do caterpillars eat?

How do butterflies wings expand?

Kepp an eye out this week for butterflies in your own garden- how many can you spot?


LO: To use the properties of rectangles to identify missing angles in shapes

Using the ‘what you need to know’ sheet from yesterday complete the questions to find the missing angles in shapes.


> The corner of a square/rectangle is 90 degrees.

> Half of this 90 degree angle is 45 degrees.

> A straight line angle is 180 degrees.

> A whole turn is 360 degrees.

Challenge: Complete the reasoning questions about angles and missing lengths of shapes.

 Maths Tuesday

Maths Tuesday EXTRA HARD Q’s


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

Gymnastic task- explore different shapes. Use a sibling or a parents and see how many different shapes you can ‘mould’ them into. What is the tallest shape you can make? What is the smallest? What is the widest? Spikiest? Roundest? How can you adapt your shapes to include two people?



LO: to draft the conclusion to a continued narrative.

Toady you will need to plan the finale to your story. So you will need to show what happens to the girl in the shop. As this is the final part you will need to end the story in a satisfying way.

What might the girl find in the shop?

Will she find the doll?

Could anyone else be in the shop?

How will your story end?


LO: To understand the difference between a complete and an incomplete metamorphosis.

Metamorphosis means to change so what could a complete and an incomplete metamorphosis be?

Watch this video to find out. Then answer the questions below

  1. So what is the difference?
  2. Which metamorphosis was yesterday’s butterfly?
  3. Which insects were the other type?
  4. Did you learn any other new words from the video?
  5. What do they mean?

Can you verbally explain what metamorphosis is to your grown ups?


LO: To problem solve and reason about missing lengths and angles of shapes.

Work through the sheet using what you have studied from the last week and 2 days answer the questions to the best of your knowledge.

There are 3 sheets:

You can choose which level you want to try. If you find a level too hard try the level below.

You can try all 3 sheets of you wish.
Maths Wednesday


RE- LO. To raise awareness of what influences our behaviour

How would you feel if you were wrongly accused of something? Can you think of a time when this may have happened?

  1. Discuss an historical stressful situation when accusations were made. You may wish to look at the Titanic and accusations as to why it sank:
  2. Discuss ‘blame’ and ‘judgement’. Is it fair to pass blame? Is it important to identify who is to blame? Relate back to the Titanic- does it matter who was at fault? Why/ why not?
  3. Provide scenarios where behaviour may be influenced or judgement may be needed:
  • How would you react if you saw a classmate vandalising school property?
  • How would you behave if you were left alone in a sweet shop?
  • How might you react if you saw another child being picked on by a group of older children?

Discuss that it is in ‘our nature’ to defend or protect ourselves in certain situations, justify ourselves or save ourselves in certain situations. Why might this be?



LO: To edit and improve a narrative piece of writing.

Read through both parts of your narrative.

Go through and make sure it makes sense and flows through both parts.

Edit and improve your work. Look at your spelling, up levelling words and making sure that keep tense the same.

Use a digital thesaurus and dictionary to help you!

Read through with a parent or sibling, to make sure that it’s the best possible work you can do!


LO: To explore animal food chains

What is a food chain? Can you remember from previous years?

Use this video to recap if you’re unsure

So what is a food chain?

Try these animal food chain games:


LO: To distinguish between regular and irregular polygons.

Read through the ‘what you need to know’ sheet.

Watch the Mathantics video:

Practice drawing some regular and irregular polygons sheet.

What do you notice?

How are they same/different?

What are their properties?

Can you name any regular polygon?

Can you name any irregular polygons?

After this, complete the quiz about regular and irregular polygons.

 Maths Thursday What You Need To Know About Polygons

Maths Thursday Thursday Regular And Irregular Polygons

Maths Thursday Dotted Paper To Draw Polygons


Spanish- ¿Qué es el agua?

Read the sentences in the link provided. Remember you can always check the meaning in Decide if they are true or false. Only click in the blue box if they are TRUE.

When you finish, press “Terminado”, it will tell you which ones you did “bien” or “mal”.

Try to practice reading the sentences out loud, read to someone else and test their Spanish.

Rewrite some of the words to improve your spelling and expand your vocabulary.

Let’s finish today’s lesson with a dance:




LO: To perform or publish your written work.

With your edited version of your work, you have two options.

  1. A) upload a video of yourself reading your story to our year 5 Flipgrid.

Make sure to use your best reading voice, making it clear and engaging to listen to! Practice!

Link to our flipgrid:

  1. B) Practice your best handwriting to publish your work.

Use the handwriting paper and handwriting guide to assist.


LO: To explore animals and their habitats.

What does habitat mean?

Where do animal lives?

Have a think about these question:

How do polar bears survive in the artic?

How can a camel live in a desert?

What makes a tiger perfect to live in a jungle?

Animals adapt to their surroundings and it is these adaptions that help it to survive in its habitat. Choose one of the following animals, draw it and its habitat then label the features it has that allow it to live there. For example a polar bears white colour helps it to camouflage with the snow.

  1. Polar bear
  2. Penguin
  3. Tiger
  4. Camel
  5. fish


LO: To distinguish between regular and irregular polygons.

Complete the sheet to test your knowledge on regular and irregular polygons?

Write a definition for regular polygons.

Write a definition for irregular polygons.

Complete the sheet and challenge questions.

Now complete the mid-point test to see what you have learnt over the last 2 weeks.

 Maths Friday Maths

Maths Friday



LO: To plan the filming of a VLOG using a storyboard.

Using a dictionary/google images to find out the meaning of the vocabulary below:

Storyboard, Wide shot, Full shot, Close up shot, Tracking shot, Tilt shot, Zoom shot, Point of view shot, Direction

Camera angle, Scene.

You are going to try to make a vlog about your time spent at home and the things you have been doing to keep yourself busy. To do this you first need to plan your vlog, so you will make a story board of your vlog with a focus on all of the different angles/shots for your vlog.

Watch the videos on the ‘video sheet’ to see how others have made videos like Wallace and Gromit.

Watch this short clip about storyboards:

Now create your own storyboard. You can do this splitting an A4 piece of paper into 6 sections like below.


In each section write a short sentence for what you will be doing in that shot and draw your shot. Refer back to the help sheet and video for what your shots could look like.

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