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Week Beginning 4th May

Please find below some suggested home learning activities.

As always please do what you can, there is no pressure to complete every single task. Just do what you feel able to do.


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This week, on Friday 8th May, it is VE Day - 75 years since the first VE (Victory in Europe) Day when the Second World War came to an end in Europe. At the time the long anticipated news resulted in spontaneous celebrations breaking out across the nation. A national holiday was declared and people from all walks of life came together to mark the moment.

Due to the current situation planned street parties across England have been put on hold but instead, VE Day 75 and English Heritage are encouraging everyone to mark the anniversary with their own VE Day celebration at home.

Maybe you might like to take part, as a family, with your friends and neighbours to mark the occasion. English Heritage have developed some toolkits, which include recipes, posters, dance moves and a spotify play list for you to use. See the links below.


VE Day Celebrations


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 Listen to the wonderful story of Eric by Shaun Tan. Revise modal verbs.

Day 2 Listen to a different version of the Eric story. Identify and write with modal verbs.

Day 3 Look at the beautiful illustrations that accompany the Eric 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!


Below are lessons for both Year 5 and Year 6.

Year 5 are continuing their focusing on fractions with both power points and videos to support the learning of each skill and then activity sheets to complete. You will be looking at converting fractions to decimals and percentages and finding fractions of amounts starting with 2 digit numbers and then extending to 3 digit numbers.

Year 6 are continuing to review a range of previously learnt skills starting with calculating area of shapes; then finding volumes of cubes and cuboids before finishing on the properties of quadrilaterals.

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!


As last week it would be great if you kept practising the times tables skills to keep them sharp! Use the links to the 2 games from the past weeks' home learning.


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


This week we are starting our new summer half term topic which is all about our amazing human body and how to keep ourselves healthy.

The initial task looks at what you know about the systems of the body. You have the chance to make a life size body outline (if you have access to large paper!) or an A4 version. You will then be thinking about your heart.

Please have a look at the plan and follow each of the activities set out for you to do. All the screens and resources you need are available below.

Have fun learning about yourself!


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 the water cycle and the distribution of water across the world.

Start with the fun powerpoint slides which will give you lots of information. There are then a variety of worksheets to complete, with activities associated with droughts, these are set at different levels, so please choose the work that you feel the most confident about.