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Friday: 03/04/2020

Wow! It is the end of Spring Term already! A big well done for all of your hard work Year 5, I am so proud of you all.  Your confidence and motivation has made for an enjoyable Spring Term and you are always impressing me! You are true Gade Valley Learning CHAMPS! 


Here are today's activities. I have also attached some Year 5 Ideas Practical Ideas for you to do at home during the Easter holidays to keep you busy! 


Some reminders: 
Check out the TT Rockstars page here to check our class performance and the top 3 scorers.

Remember to keep reading and enter the Golden Ticket competition - click here for more info.

There's also a special Easter edition of Random Reading (click here to find out more). 

Science Easter Competition check the Science page to find out more.



Finally, I hope you have a fantastic Easter break! Have lots of fun, a rest, and eat lots of chocolate!


Speak to you soon!

Miss Steadman

Afternoon activity: I would like you to be creative and produce an Easter themed piece of art or an Easter craft. One idea is to create an Easter card using the pop-up instructions attached (or you can completely make up your own card!). Otherwise, you can get creative and design your own Easter Egg. However, these are just ideas for you to choose from - I am happy for you to use other materials or create other crafts that you are able to do at home. I would love to see pictures of what you make :)


TT Rockstars: Can you earn 2000 coins?

Mathsframe: Click here and choose a game based on addition and subtraction.

Reading: Please read to an adult and sign this in your planner. 

Thursday: 02/04/2020

Hello! Normally on a Thursday, we would have P.E. so I thought I'd remind you about the Joe Wicks' P.E. sessions and I encourage you to continue using these. I have certainly enjoyed using these, although they are very challenging at times! As well as that, there are lots of other things you can be doing at home to get in your P.E. sessions - check out our P.E. home learning page here for more ideas.

Here are today's activities - enjoy!

Miss Steadman


English: Here are my top tips to help you with your SPaG activity.
1. Relative clauses add information to sentences by using a relative pronoun such as who, that or which.

2. A conjunction is a word used to connect clauses. A subordinating conjunction introduces a subordinating clause, e.g. althoughbecause, even though, since, so, when.

3. A modal verb expresses necessity or possibility, such as include mustshallwillshould.

4. Adverbs of probability are used to show how sure we are about a situation or event (definitely, certainly, clearly, obviously etc).

5. A determiner is a word which modifies a noun within a sentence, giving it more context for the reader. For instance, “this chair” or “my book”.


Maths: Please practise using decimal numbers.

Textbook 1: p22

Textbook 2: p10

Textbook 3: p4


TT Rockstars: Can you improve the number of coins earned?
Mathsframe: Please choose a game based on decimals. Click here for the link.

Reading: Please read for 15 minutes and sign this in your planner. Don't forget to send a picture of your planner with 5 reads to 

Hello Year 5!

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Wednesday: 01/04/20

Hello! I am so pleased to hear that you are enjoying your animal themed activities and I am enjoying seeing your fantastic pieces of work. You are all certainly motivated with your home learning! Here is today's work - enjoy!

Miss Steadman

TT Rockstars: Can you improve your pace?

Mathsframe: National Curriculum, Year 5, Number and place value, round any number up to 1,000,000, choose a game. Click here to go to the page.

Reading: Please read to an adult for 15 minutes and record this in your planner.

Tuesday: 31/03/2020

Hello! Thank you again for sending through your fantastic work - I was particularly impressed with your animal fact files, they are brilliant and I learnt lots from them! Just so you know, Paradise Wildlife Park is live streaming their big cats on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 10am so be sure to check it out! Here are today's activities. Enjoy! 

Maths: Please practise solving word problems.

Textbook 1: p27

Textbook 2:p18

Textbook 3: p11


TT Rockstars: Can you improve the number of coins earned?



NumBots is an online game and playing little and often will significantly improve your  recall and understanding of number bonds and addition and subtraction facts.

Logging In

Use your TT Rockstars login and aim to play the games for 5 minutes a day. Each correct answer wins coins which you can spend on the online shop.

Game Types

Story Mode – the emphasis is on learning the ideas and concepts behind addition and subtraction so it features more diagrams, shapes and question styles. 

Challenge Mode – the emphasis is more on speed of recall of key facts, like number bonds to 10, doubling small numbers or adding & taking away in your head. 


Reading: Please read to an adult for 15 minutes. Don't forget to sign your reading record - do this 5 times throughout the week to get a golden ticket!

Monday: 30/03/20

Good morning Year 5, I hope you had a fantastic weekend. I have been enjoying seeing all the work you have been up to from last week!

Did you know that some zoos are holding virtual tours/live web cams of their animals on their websites?

You can find Chester Zoo's by clicking here and Edinburgh Zoo's here. Have a look at these (and any others you can find!) as I will be setting some work themed on animals! I hope you enjoy your learning on this! 


There is also some exciting news! The golden ticket draw is back! On the Home Learning page, there is a page called 'Golden Tickets'. Click here to find out more! 

As well as that, Mrs Speer is tracking the performance of each class on TT Rockstars. Year 5 is battling Year 6 between 9am and 11am. Please log in at some point during this timeframe to make sure we win! On this page you can also find our top 3 performers on the leaderboard - a big well done to these 3 children!!


Have a great day!


TT Rockstars: Please play for at least 20 minutes to compete in the battle against year 6!

Mathsframe: Go to National Curriculum, Year 5, Measures, Convert between different units of measure, then choose a game. Click here for the link.

Answers - to be used after completing the activities!

Friday: 27/03/20

Dear Year 5,

Thank you so much for sending me through all your fantastic work. You are working really hard and your work is looking amazing!! I am really proud of you all and it made me smile seeing how well you are getting on with your home learning. Please do keep emailing me through your proudest pieces :) 

I have set out today's activities below.

Have a fantastic weekend!

Miss Steadman

TT Rockstars: Can you earn 2000 coins?

Mathsframe: Please visit the website, select National Curriculum, Year 5, Number and Place Value, Count forwards and backwards in steps of 10, then choose a game to practise this. Click here for the link.

Reading: Please read with an adult for 15 minutes.

Answers - to be used after you have completed your work!

Thursday: 26/03/20

Hello Year 5! I hope you are enjoying your home learning activities. Here is today's work.
Please feel free to email me some of your work so far - it would be great to see some of your diary entries and guided reading work from yesterday as well as some of your art from today! Please send me through any work you are particularly proud of though! My email is

Have another great day!

TT Rockstars: Can you improve your speed of answering questions?

Mathsframe: Go onto the website, National Curriculum, Year 5, Addition and Subtraction, Add and subtract numbers with more than 4 digits, choose a game to practise this. Click here to take you to the page.

Reading: Please read with an adult for 15 minutes.


Answers - to be used after you have completed the activities!

Wednesday: 25/03/20

Good morning! I hope you had another great day of home learning yesterday! David Walliams is reading a story at 11am each day on his website - I suggest you have a listen! His previous readings are also available to listen to for 30 days. 

Here is his website:

You can listen to other recordings here:

I have uploaded today's activities below. I hope you have a fantastic day! 

Maths: Please revise fractions.

Textbook 1: p50

Textbook 2: p55

Textbook 3: p48

Mathsframe: Please go onto the website, click National Curriculum, Year 5, Fractions, Compare and order fractions, and choose a game to practise this. 

TT Rockstars: Can you improve your accuracy?

Reading: Please read to an adult for 15 minutes.

Answers - to be used when you have completed your activities!

Tuesday: 24/03/20

Good morning Year 5! I hope you enjoyed your first day of home learning yesterday. I advise you take part in Joe Wicks' daily P.E. sessions which run at 9am - they are a great way to get some daily exercise! Here is today's learning. Have a great day!

Maths: Please revise formal written multiplication methods.

Textbook 1: p55

Textbook 2: p46

Textbook 3: p18

TT Rockstars: Can you earn 1500 coins?

MathsFrame: National Curriculum, Year 5, Decimals and Fractions, Read and write decimals as fractions. Choose a game to revise this.

Reading: Please read to an adult for 15 minutes.


Answers - to be used when you have completed the activities!

TT Rockstars: Can you earn 2000 coins?

Mathsframe: Have a go at the Penalty Shootout Game. Choose multiplication and practise with some timestables that you are least confident with. Choose at least 3 different times tables to practise.

Reading: Please read to an adult for 15 minutes.

Answers - to be used after you have completed work!