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Week Beginning 18th May


Below are lessons for both Year 5 and Year 6.

Year 5 are moving onto looking at factors of numbers and then the process of both short and long multiplication. I have included both power points and videos to support the learning of each skill and then activities to complete. 

Year 6 are reviewing their knowledge of short multiplication too, then moving on to short division and finishing with fractions and percentages.

With some of the worksheets to complete, the activities are at different levels so please choose the work that you feel most confident to do. See how much you can stretch and challenge your learning!


I am attaching a blank multiplication grid for you to complete this week to see how practising your times tables skills is keeping them sharp! You might like to time yourself to see how long it takes you to complete and then repeat it later in the week to see if you can beat your time!


Once again please complete as much of this work as you feel able to do.


'Lights, camera, action!'

Over the next few weeks learning I'd like you to become documentary film makers and produce short segments of film about different parts of the body starting this week with the heart. You are going to find out what the heart is, what it does and why it is important.

Once again there are some practical tasks to keep you and your family moving! 

Please have a look at the plan and follow each of the activities set out for you to do. Again use your Active Learn log in details to access any screens or videos that you need.

Please feel free to send me any of your completed film segments in whatever form you choose to do them. I'll then add some to the website.


Here are three suggested lessons which are suitable for both year 5 and year 6. Please do as much or as little of these to suit your personal circumstances, we do not want to put any pressure on you. This is a summary of each of the  lessons, the links for which you will find below:

Day 1 Read the start of a story entitled The Promise. Other activities follow, including the option to make an illustration for part of the story.

Day 2 Watch the author Nicola Davies read The Promise. Then write answers to questions about the  book and practise reading an extract aloud, using the appropriate intonation and expression.

Day 3 Read an article about rare birds and re-wilding, which relates to The Promise. Retrieve the important facts and then pracise telling the story. As an extension task, you can find out more about the writer and the illustrator of the story.

If anyone would like more lessons than this, then please email me on and then I can send you further options. Alternatively, please feel free to look at the new daily lessons being provided by the BBC on its Bitesize page under English for KS2. Have fun!


The following work is suitable for both year 5 and year 6. Under the title, Extreme Earth, the learning objective is to find out about earthquakes and what causes them.

Start with the fact-filled powerpoint slides which will give you lots of information. There are then a variety of tasks to complete, with activities about identifying where in the world earthquakes take place. These are set at different levels, so please choose the work that you feel the most confident about. Just do as much or as little of these tasks as you are able to. Most importantly enjoy learning about these amazing weather conditions!