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Home Learning


We hope you are managing the home learning we are putting out and enjoying the changing themes. For each theme, we will provide recommended activities  which can be completed alongside the educational websites/resources we have provided separately. Each topic will be adopted across the entire school and should therefore alleviate some of the pressures of home education, particularly for families who have children in more than one year group. We would like to take this opportunity to stress that our home learning packs are flexible and should be adapted to reflect the needs of your individual family, slotting in the activities suggested in a way which suits you best. Whatever you are doing as a family is more than enough, these are unprecedented times and, as has always been our outlook, the well-being of your children and family is paramount – don’t be too hard on yourselves and ensure your routine works for you.


We understand that our school community has a range of different circumstances with regard to home IT devices. We know for some families, children do not have access to a device all of the time (as it may be being used by other siblings or adults working from home) and therefore need content that can be looked at online and then completed offline. We know that some children do have access to a device all of the time and therefore benefit from online content (such as Abacus, Ed City and videos). We also know that most families do not have access to a printer so we have only included a few printable activities on our home learning. We have designed the majority of our tasks so that children/families would look at the activity online and then complete the activity using their exercise book. When you see a document online, for example the weekly Maths Challenges - questions can be opened on the screen and then answers written into exercise books. The document itself does not need printing. Equally, reading comprehension activities, can be read from the screen and then questions responded to in exercise books. The children will be somewhat used to this format as we often pose questions on our classroom screens and they respond in their work books. 


Please click the links below to access the plans and resources for each week. 







The planning below is for 23rd March - 3rd April 2020. This was our first response to providing home learning and we have since revised our format. The updated planning will be posted above.

At present, many of the resources and activities here are what you will have received in your pack. This area of our website is likely to be subject to change in the coming days. Please refer to your letter from Miss Rogers to help support your home learning set up.

Look after yourselves and keep smiling.


Year 5 Home Education Pack


Here are a list of resources you can use for your home education learning for the time being. Please refer to the timetable within your master yellow pack as a suggestion to when you could complete these tasks.

Happy learning smiley




Online activities

  • You have been assigned a number of Education City activities. Use your log-in details to access them (Knight Typer – spelling word list and Speller performance – commonly misspelt words)
  • – Year 5 and 6 – Spelling Rule 37 to 62. Select a game to practise the spellings. You can then select the spelling practise or print off a spelling list to test your child.  


Offline activites

  • We have included a Year 5 Statutory Spelling Word list from the National Curriculum, which you can practise from. We have also included a Year 5 Statutory Spelling wordsearch pack
  • Use your child’s yellow spelling book to revisit previously given spellings to see how much they have remembered. The children are very good at learning for a test but can they put the correct spelling into a sentence? E.g. I am excited to visit a foreign country.
  • Don't forget to visit the Great Binfields Primary School website English page to download a 'Super Spellings Strategy ' pack for creative ideas to practise the spellings.


Online activities

  • Access Pobble 365 each day and complete the various activities connected to the image of the day.
  • We have assigned a selection of reading activities in Education City for you to enjoy (Tales from Brazil, Special report and By the Book).


Offline activities

  • Continue to read 5 x a week
  • Complete the March reading challenge
  • Read the next chapter of our Blended Reading text The Explorer (The Raft). Answer the question ‘How is Fred feeling?’ Back up your answer with evidence in the text.
  • Read and answer the questions from The Day Explorer article – The Explorer who got lost in the wilderness


Online activities

  • We have assigned a number of writing and grammar activities on Education City, they also include a learning screen should the children need a bit of revision on the concepts we have already covered in class (Wilderness Park – Identify noun types and River Deep – Punctuating sentences. 
  • To support our topic of Walk on the Wild Side, watch the Jungle Book and write a character description of Baloo, Mowgli and Bagheera (if you don’t have the film, short clips are available on YouTube under The Jungle Book - (1967)


Offline activities

  • We have included a number of Spelling and Grammar activity mats as a refresher (the downloads also include the answer sheets for you). 


Online activities

We have set a number of activities on Education City and Abacus for you to enjoy:

  • Education City - Deep Space Line – Interpret Line Graphs
  • Education City - Vacation, vacation, vacation – Interpret tables and timetables
  • Education City - Factor or Fiction – Common Factors
  • Education City - Game on – addition
  • Abacus – Get the Yeti multiple and divide by 10, 100, 1000
  • Abacus - Lava Drama – Place Value
  • Abacus - Marching Madness – Time
  • Access your Times Table Rockstars account so you can practise your Times Table fluency all the way up to the 12 times tables. 
  • Visit and select a Key Stage 2 Maths Games to enjoy.


Offline activities

  • Year 5 Multiplication and Division workbook

Music - Egyptian Chart Toppers


Listen to ‘We will rock you’ by Queen.

  • Can you keep in time with the music by doing the ‘Stamp, stamp, clap’ ostinato rhythm?
  • Can you remember what ostinato means? If not, please look it up!

Singing & Playing

Don’t try to deny it, Mrs Irons knows this is your favourite Spring Time Song:

‘Spring Chicken’

  • Practise this song and then teach someone at home the actions whilst you sing.

Making your own music


  • If you have an iPad ask permission to download the Garage Band App.
  • Try composing a song of your own.
  • You can use the chords of F, C, Dm and Bflat, loop the chords and add some new instruments.


  • Choose your favourite song at the moment and rewrite the lyrics to make the song all about the Egyptians.
  • Remember our Egyptian song using the tune from ‘A Million Dreams’?

Egyptians came from Egypt

They built a lot of pyramids

They liked to take their brains out when they die!


Instrumentalists: Don't forget to practise.

Little and often is best and fun!


In Geography, we have been learning all about the amazing features and creatures of the Amazon Rainforest and other biomes and habitats around the world:


  • In Art, we have been studying the work of Henri Rousseau, create an eye catching fact file about Henri Rousseau
  • Research the world’s different biomes and then draw a picture of what that biome would look like and the plants and animals that live there e.g. the savanna biome.
  • Draw a picture of your habitat – what is the view from a window in your house?
  • Draw a still life of a flower or plant in your garden.


  • Create an inventive game to increase their heart rates and teach it to a younger sibling. Can they be a successful coach to motivate, encourage and help their sibling to improve their skills along the way?
  • Here is a link to some relaxing yoga activities if you would like to encourage a moment of calm in your day.
  • To join the Body Coach You Tube PE lessons visit


In Science, Year 5 are learning all about how living things are classified. 

  • Create a timeline about the life and work of Carl Linnaeus 'the father of classification'. You might find this video useful
  • Test your classification skills by observing, recording and classifying some of the plants and animals that can be found on your doorstep. You might want to take inspiration from botanical illustrations from the Natural History Museums online collection.