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Learning at Home

Welcome to the year 5 learning from home site.

The following links are based on the work we are doing at school this week, following the year 5 curriculum.





Thursday 21st October 2021


Here are the maths tasks for you to complete for today:


Today can you write your letter to the members of parliament persuading them to abolish the transatlantic slave trade as if you are William Wilberforce. 

I have started the letter for you below can you finish it using your planned ideas and sentences from this week. 

Learn more about William Wilberforce, read through the slide show, then use the template to create a factfile.

Wednesday 20th October 2021


Please complete the tasks for today!


Using your notes on William Wilberforce's ideas on abolishing the slave trade can you plan a letter to the members of parliament persuading them to end the transatlantic slave trade. You should have an introduction point, 2 main points and a conclusion to your letter. You can plan this any way you want or you can use the IPEELL structure below:

What exciting conjunctions are you going to use instead of 'and'? Make a list of these ready for tomorrow. 

Tuesday 19th October 2021


Please complete the tasks below. 


Think about William Wilberforce's speech from yesterday that you made notes on. Can you write these in your own words using the first person. This will mean that you are writing as if you are William Wilberforce and you have his beliefs. 


Try to use the words 'I' and 'We'. 

Monday 18th October 2021


Complete the mental arithmetic for today, then try the connections and patterns. When you have completed those see if you can answer the prior learning questions and complete the questions for today. 


Could you now look through the SWAY for today's SPAG lesson by clicking the link below. Try and remember these strategies for your literacy work today. Read through William Wilberforce's speech to parliament and make notes on the important information. 



Tuesday 5th October



Complete the mental arithmetic for today. 




Sequence the persuasive letter

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Friday 18th June

Good morning year 5

Below is a link to all your lessons today.

Maths, literacy & art.

We will be meeting on Teams again this week at 9:15, 11:00,1:00 & 3:00.  It would be lovely if you could join us. 

Don't forget to upload any work to Teams, email us at teachers@underwoodwest.cheshire.sch.uk  or bring it into school next week for us to see the great work you have been doing


maths - division



Literacy - designing new school uniform



Thursday 17th June

Good morning year 5

Below is a link to all your lessons today.

Maths, literacy & art.

We will be meeting on Teams again this week at 9:15, 11:00,1:00 & 3:00.  It would be lovely if you could join us. 

Don't forget to upload any work to Teams, email us at teachers@underwoodwest.cheshire.sch.uk  or bring it into school next week for us to see the great work you have been doing


Maths - division



Literacy - Discussion



Wednesday 16th June

Good morning

Below is a link to all your lessons today.

Maths, literacy & art.

We will be meeting on Teams again this week at 9:15, 11:00,1:00 & 3:00.  It would be lovely if you could join us. 

Don't forget to upload any work to Teams, email us at teachers@underwoodwest.cheshire.sch.uk  or bring it into school next week for us to see the great work you have been doing.


maths - division



Literacy - discussion



Art - rainforest animals 



Tuesday 15th June


Good morning

Below is a link to all your lessons today.

Maths, literacy, art & PHSE.

We will be meeting on Teams again this week at 9:15, 11:00,1:00 & 3:00.  It would be lovely if you could join us. 

Don't forget to upload any work to Teams, email us at teachers@underwoodwest.cheshire.sch.uk  or bring it into school next week for us to see the great work you have been doing.


Maths - division



Literacy - SPaG and Discussion



PHSE - road safety



Art - Romero Britto





Monday 14th June


Good morning

Below is a link to all your lessons today.

Maths, literacy, PE & art.

We will be meeting on Teams again this week at 9:15, 11:00,1:00 & 3:00.  It would be lovely if you could join us. 

Don't forget to upload any work to Teams, email us at teachers@underwoodwest.cheshire.sch.uk  or bring it into school next week for us to see the great work you have been doing.


Maths - Division

Follow the sway and complete the tasks.



Reading comprehension - all about Brazil (with answers)



Literacy - Discussion & next chapter to listen to 



Art - Brazilian folk art - sketching and colouring, either online or paper and pencil



PE -dance/keeping moving



Have fun!

Friday 11th June

All of todays work we be delivered through Teams. Please join me online at 9:15am.

Please complete the activities below today and join me on Teams at 9:15am 11.6.21 for our Friday sessions.

Thank you.

Thursday 10th June 2021


Please complete the Look, Cover, Write, Check Sheet.


Click on the link below to watch the video on short division, then complete the independent task below:




Click on the link below to remind yourself about writing instructions:


Download and complete the planning sheet  for a new potion, be creative. Imagine what special powers or abilities the potion could give you. I would like a special potion to make me a super singer! 

We will use this plan to help us with our instruction writing tomorrow.

Reading Task:

Read through the information about sloths. Then summarise each paragraph under the subheadings appearance, diet and habitat.



This week is Music Week. Read through the following information about Samba Music, then try and answer the questions in the quiz:




Click on the link below to watch a video about using everyday objects to create instruments for a samba band.

Junkyard Samba - ensemblebash - YouTube

Can you think of other everyday objects which would make good percussion instruments for a Samba band?

Week beginning 3rd May 2021



Watch the video below on the different sentence types. Try and write one of each sentences mentioned. 



Imagine you are being chased by a monster through the rainforest. Could you write some exciting short sentences to tell this part of the story? Try and think about how you would be feeling and what you would hear. 


See if you can answer the questions below using the number lines:



Today you are going to plan your own adventure story set in the rainforest. You must have some characters, a problem and a solution. You could use some of your exciting sentences from yesterday's work. You can show this as a story board, list or mind map. 


Can you answer the questions below?



Can you add the correct punctuation to this paragraph? 


You are going to be writing your story that you planned yesterday. Remember to use paragraphs and include all of you information from your plan. You should use capital letters and full-stops throughout your writing. 


See if you can answer the questions below:



Read through your story from yesterday. See if you can improve your work by correcting any spellings, adding any punctuation and making sure that your sentences make sense. You may want to do this in a different colour. Give yourself a target for the next time you write a story. 


Today have a play on TT Rockstars and see if you can help your class win the battle:


Here are some questions for you to answer today:

Week beginning 26th April 2021






Click on the link above all about place value.


We are looking at simple and compound sentences to help out with our story writing.




Book Cover Activity Sheet.pdf

Design our own book cover for our book The Explorer





click on the link below for your place value lesson for today




We are looking at complex sentences today.




Author Study Activity.pdf

Use the internet to help you find out about Katherine Rundell





click on the link below for your place value lesson for today




Complex sentences




We are starting our topic on forces, have a look at this video to get you started.







Home Learning 

Here is this weeks Home Learning Timetable. If you require any help with using Microsoft Teams then please email teachers@underwoodwest.cheshire.sch.uk. If you can  only attend one live meeting that is okay as we have provided 4 opportunities for this. The work for this week will be uploaded onto Teams each day as an assignment for you to complete. 

Week Commencing 15th March




Look at the chapter Turning the Tide where Olive rescues Cliff from the quicksand (page 151) and write some sentences describing the scene.


Look at the pictures of the seaside on the sheet below and arrange them in order and then write a sentence describing the scene under each one.


Turn your seaside story from yesterday into speech bubbles and then write them again using speech marks.


Using the seaside scene, complete the sheet below by filling in what the character may be feeling and some descriptive phrases.


Now using all the information that you have gathered over the week, write a story based on the seagull and the ice cream.

Week Commencing 8th March


Tuesday 09.03.21

Wednesday 10.03.21

Thursday 11.03.21

Friday 12.03.21


This week in Literacy you will be writing a persuasive letter to the MOD (Ministry of Defence) to either agree with them that the lighthouse needs to be erased or to disagree, giving reasons.


Go through the power point to give you ideas of things to include with persuasive letter writing


Watch this video to give you ideas for reasons for and against to help you plan your letter. 



Look at the Rhetorical question power point and then complete the worksheet - can you add some for the arguments for and against the lighthouse being pulled down?


Now write your letter to the MOD with either reasons for or against the eradication of the Lighthouse. Don't forget to use persuasive language and include some rhetorical questions.


This week is Science week so here are a couple of things to get you started - its all about Vaccines and the Immune System - have lots of fun and don't forget to send us some of your pictures!

Week Commencing 1st March


Monday - https://sway.office.com/gApWHtwHChBtFo7Z?ref=Link&loc=play 

Tuesday - https://sway.office.com/nFTXB40KDrfn5CVC?ref=Link&loc=play 

Wednesday - https://sway.office.com/OjQEURGmnY5qyh5s?ref=Link&loc=play 

Thursday - World Book Day - Find a safe spot, a good book, sit back and enjoy. Maybe you could design a book cover for your favourite book or draw the characters from your book. You could even paint some scenery and make puppets of your characters? Whatever you do enjoy it and lose yourself in your imagination!

Friday - https://sway.office.com/muSzWNrVeBpgJun1?ref=Link&loc=play 

Wednesday Literacy


Monday 01.03.21

Tuesday 02.03.21

Wednesday 03.03.21

Friday 05.03.21

Monday Topic

Thursday Topic


Wednesday - 

Week Commencing 22nd February

Welcome back Year 5! We hope you have all had a great week off and a good break from the computer screens. We are continuing our topic of Letters From the Lighthouse and will be discovering many more things that happened during WW2. Our Science topic this term is Lifecycles. So get ready for some exciting home learning activities and hopefully we will all be back together again soon in our classes.


Monday -  Reread pg 90 about the Kindertransport.

Now have a go at a quiz about reports. How much can you remember?
Then look at the sway and read up on the Kindertransport and find the features of a report from it. 


Tuesday -https://sway.office.com/kC5907dirtG3s22v?ref=Link&loc=play 

Wednesday - Please see the power point and scaffold sheet below

Thursday -https://sway.office.com/OKTnDYg0T2H0d5wS?ref=Link&loc=play 

Friday - Today you are writing up your report all about Kindertransport.  You can present it to us in word, PowerPoint, handwritten or any other way you would like, but you must follow the 5 paragraphs set out in the scaffold.


Converting document.


Monday 22.02.21

Tuesday 23.02.21

Wednesday 24.02.21

Thursday 25.02.21

Friday 26.02.21 - Have a go to complete the Fraction Wall


Monday - watch the link below first and then go through the sway.




Open the powerpoint and watch the video which will show you how to draw using perspective to make your drawings look 3D and like the cottages are getting further away. 
Then look at the pictures of the white cottages and how they do not look flat. This is what you are going to draw. 




Open the powerpoint PDF and read through the information. There is a video on the powerpoint to watch and short activities to complete in red. 
Then you can either use the sheet below for the reproduction activity or you can draw/write a flow chart or diagram showing what happens in reproduction in mammals. You need to use the key terminology that is used in the powerpoint and you could draw your own images.  -  The steps are on the powerpoint so don't forget to look back if you need to so that you get the correct order. 

Religious Education

Tuesday - https://sway.office.com/v9LI8W6RDBaJXJBT?ref=Link 

You only need to complete one of the Worksheets but if you choose the first one then have a go at either one of the other two as well! 


Friday - Good Afternoon Year 5. This term we will be learning all about photography. We are going to start today by looking at the Camera. I would like you to read through the information on the Sway, then design your own camera of the future. You will need to label the details on your camera and colour it in. I would also like you to look around your house and take a picture of any cameras you can find. These pictures will be used to form part of a display once we are back in school.


Week Commencing 8th February


The next couple of days we are looking at codes.  Look at the sway about Alan Turing and then have a go at solving some of the codes on the worksheet.  Good luck!

Monday - https://sway.office.com/7FsEekWket0kYFF3?ref=Link&loc=play 

Tuesday - https://sway.office.com/1KVykX3lhm46K57H?ref=Link&loc=play 

Wednesday - https://sway.office.com/IDICFng1Z4CJB4Qc?ref=Link&loc=play 

Thursday - https://sway.office.com/T0U8TwKTTD1neanV?ref=Link&loc=play 

Friday - https://sway.office.com/SXfbjFFfLcRSCkTT?ref=Link&loc=play 


Monday 08.02.21

Tuesday 09.02.21

Wednesday 10.02.21

Thursday 11.02.21

Friday 12.02.21

Monday Topic sheet

Thursday Topic Sheet


Wednesday - Look through the PDF and answer the questions. At the end create your own constellation and don't forget to download what you create on the teachers email address. Happy star gazing!

Week Commencing 1st February


Monday 01.02.21

Tuesday 02.02.21

Wednesday 03.02.21

Thursday 04.02.21

Friday 05.02.21

Religious Education

This week you are going to learn about the 3rd Pillar of faith which is all about Charity - in Arabic this is called Zakat. Please look through the Sway and then complete the sheet attached below.



Friday - https://sway.office.com/YAh6zEfdwMWZ43f1?ref=Link&loc=play 

Now complete the leaflet below about Tim Berners

Friday 05-02.21

Literacy Week Commencing 25.01.21

Follow the links to open the Sways for Literacy

Monday - https://sway.office.com/jiEoZRaoqZwMSCID?ref=Link&loc=play



Tuesday -  Fill in the form about what the railway station is like. 


 Wednesday - https://sway.office.com/4GANGNorRAzPibNe?ref=Link&loc=play 

Thursday - https://sway.office.com/z6LZe3ABJmZehm2M?ref=Link&loc=play 

Friday = Listen Carefully to chapter 4 select 5 words that are unfamiliar to you. You can use a dictionary or the internet to find out the definition of those words.  Please see Chapter 4 below

Maths Week Commencing 25.01.21

Monday - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/doubling-and-halving-strategies-65hpac  

Tuesday -  Follow the video with Mr Ward and then complete the worksheet all about using derived facts to multiply and divide mentally     https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/using-derived-facts-to-multiply-mentally-69j3ct

Wednesday - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/calculating-flexibly-c8up2d 

Thursday - https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/short-multiplication-c8v64c 

Friday -  Please see below for todays maths 



Look through the power point completing the tasks as you go.


This week in topic you will be looking at the use and wearing of a Gas Mark and then making your gas mask that you designed last week. We look forward to seeing your pictures come to life!

Monday - https://sway.office.com/Uf6rxzmFXRJAp5JC?ref=Link&loc=play 

Thursday - https://sway.office.com/QYaZg4nDZOT5MITa?ref=Link&loc=play 

Religious Education 

This week in RE you will be looking at the 2nd Pillar of Faith called Salah - which means prayer.

Please follow the link below to look at the sway and then attached is a question sheet for you to answer. Don't forget to send this to the teachers email address.

Tuesday - https://sway.office.com/xsDcZIE351QiL6d7?ref=Link 


Topic Work

Monday - Open the link to the SWAY for the topic lesson and follow the activities. You should by the end have your own ration book with the food and amounts and then 2 menus including a rationed menu and a non-rationed menu. https://sway.office.com/cyX9yK7AO1lioobP?ref=Link&loc=play 

Thursday - https://sway.office.com/vNsNUN3lwPhSP6dW?ref=Link&loc=play 


Look at the following sway and complete the tasks set -


Religious Education - 19.01.21

This week we are looking at the first pillar of Faith - The Shahada. Follow this link to learn about this and then once completed, write a statement of belief that is important to you which guides you in the life you lead and the practices that you follow. Don't forget when completed send your work to the teachers email address.

I look forward to reading your work.

Mrs Chadwick


Home learning links 4.1.21

This term we will start by looking at a new text 'Letters from the Light House' by Emma Carroll.


Here is Chapter 1 for you to enjoy:

Chapter 1

After reading can you answer the following questions:

Why do you think Emma chooses to describe the bombs falling as ‘like pennies from a jar’?

What type of description is this?

• Using your prior knowledge of the war, why did no one throw food away at this time?

• Mimic what you think is Olive’s usual facial expression.

• What is the name of the cinema?

• What do you think Olive’s dad meant when he said ‘look for the light?

• The film stopped ‘abruptly’. What does this mean? • What phrase shows Olive is acting brave for Cliff.

• What stopped Olive from reaching Sukie?

• What impression do you get of Olive so far? What impression do you get of Sukie?

• Predict what might happen next. 

Email us your ideas : teachers@underwoodwest.cheshire.sch.uk

Remember to develop your times tables knowledge using your times table Rockstar logins.

In Numeracy this week we will be looking at Angles and Shape:









Happy Christmas

Here are a few activities you could do at home

Click on the link to make a lovely Christmas wreath








Home Learning Links 7.12.20 to 11.12.20


In Science this week we are continuing to look at Life Cycles. Look at the powerpoint below, then try to fill in the comparisons sheet below.


In our Spag sessions we are developing our knowledge of fronted adverbials. Test your knowledge with the test below (Answers are included).


Home Learning Links 30.11.20 to 4.12.20


In Literacy we are continuing to look at Biographies, this week I would like you to write a biography for Nelson Mandela. Use the timeline and presentation for support.


In our Spag sessions we have been developing our understanding of Parenthesis. Try the following activity.


In science we are learning all about Life Cycles. Click on the link below:

Home Learning Links 23.11.20- 27.11.20


We are continuing to develop our understanding of Negative numbers.


In Literacy we are learning all about Autobiographies. Here is an activity that will help you think about and prepare you to write your own autobiography.

Click here

Homophones and homonyms

In this lesson, we will explore homonyms. We will learn what they are and look at some examples. 10 spelling words will be explained and set to learn.


Click Here


Why do we celebrate Mandela Day?

In this lesson, we will learn about the impact that Nelson Mandela has had. We will begin by learning about why he was released from prison, before moving on to learn about his achievements after he came out of prison. We'll learn about how his efforts to bring about change are recognised and celebrated. You'll need a piece of paper and a pencil.


Click here

Home Learning  - 19/11/20


We are still working on negative numbers. Let's see if you can complete the lesson below . 



Please click on the links below which is work all to do with homophones. Just like we have been doing in class. 




The link below is all to do with writing a newspaper report.



Science this week we have been looking at plants.




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In Literacy this week we are looking at Journalistic writing.

Click on the link below:

In maths we are continuing with place value, please click on the links below:






In Science we have been looking at filtration. Please click on the link below:

In Literacy we have looking at traditional origin tales: Here is one for you to watch and enjoy:

Download the sheet and 'Box up' the story of why the Aardvark has a sticky tongue.


In Maths we are looking at Place Value, please use the links below:






Next use this sheet to plan and write an origin story of your own. You might write about how the elephant got it's tusks, or the zebra got it's stripes. You decide, be creative!

In Science this week, we are looking at crystalisation. You can follow the steps below and grow your own:



We would love to see photographs of your sugar crystal sparklers, you can email the to us at:


In Computing we have been looking at Stopframe Animation, to create some of your own please click on the link below:

Culture Street




Literacy - This week we are looking at fiction writing and how we can improve our work. Please look at the links below to see how you can improve your stories. 

Editing Writing Teaching Powerpoint.ppt

Editing Sentences HA Worksheet.pdf

Editing Sentences AA Worksheet.pdf


Maths - we are looking at rounding. Please click on the link below to see if you can round to the nearest ten and nearest hundred.

 Rounding - Scorer of the Year.pdf

Science - we are looking at evaporation. Please click on the link below to learn more. 




 We are looking at non-chronological in lessons, look at the link below and then try some of the work

The features of a non-chronological report include some of the following:

  • An eye-catching heading in a large font
  • An introductory paragraph
  • Text split up into paragraphs and each paragraph on a different aspect of the subject
  • Sub-headings for each paragraph
  • Usually written in present tense
  • Pictures of the subject
  • Captions under each picture to explain what is in the picture
  • Diagrams with labels
  • Lists of facts in bullet points
  • Graphs or charts showing information about the subject
  • Boxes containing interesting individual facts to grab the attention of the reader
  • Technical vocabulary in bold, possibly with a glossary at the end


We have also been looking at modal verbs.  Try to do some of these activities.

Modal Verbs

Activity One:
Identify the modal verb in each sentence below.
1) Amy should be in for 9.
2) John will fetch the car.
3) Steve could get some chicken.
4) Aaron ought to go home.
5) Barry won’t be having chips tonight.
6) Harry may go to the cinema later.

Activity Two:
Rewrite each sentence, changing the modal verb so that the possibility/ probability in the sentence is different.
1) Amy should be in for 9.
2) John will fetch the car.
3) Steve could get some chicken.
4) Aaron ought to go home.
5) Barry won’t be having chips tonight.
6) Harry may go to the cinema later.

Activity Three:
Create sentences using the modal verbs below:









We are looking at place value, try to complete the work below.




We are looking at sieving and filtrating