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Week 6 - 8.5.20

Friday 15th May


Maths - Challenges


We are going to end the week with some 'family challenges'. Find below 6 challenges for you to attempt, in order to claim the certificate you have to complete 5 of them. The answers with a photo of your working out needs to be sent to the year 5 email ( Good luck and happy Friday.




LI: to write a mythical story

LI: to identify the features of a mythical story

LI: to edit and improve our writing


Task 1

Today, spend your time completing your mythical story and then producing your illustrations (drawings). Look at the information from yesterday to find the information to help you.

Task 2

On your planning sheet, there were the following features. Read your story and underline each feature with a colour. You can use different colours if you do not have the colours at home.



  • Setting


  • Hero


  • Dilemma


  • Quest


  • Powers


  • Mythical Monster


  • Conflict/Battle


  • Resolution/Ending



Task 3

Are there any features you have not used or have many examples of?

  • Write down an example (just a sentence or two), of how you could include that feature within your story.


Spelling Task – which words use the ough sound?

WOD - to use in conversation or written in a sentence.

Thursday 14th May



This week so far we have created equivalent fractions, converted between mixed and improper fractions so today we are going to combine those skills to help us order fractions less than a whole. I have now worked out how to put the white rose videos directly onto our webpage (woohoo) so use this alongside the activity to help. 

Year 5 - Week 4 - Lesson 4 - Compare and order fractions less than one.mp4

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Compare & Order Fractions by Equivalency.mp4

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LI: to write a mythical story


To complete today’s task, you have 2 days. Tomorrow, an extension task will be uploaded for those of you who have finished. Please come back and check!

Good Morning Year 5! Today you are going to write your mythical story using your plan. Remember to write in full paragraphs, that your sentences make sense and that every sentence begins with a capital letter and a full stop.

Read the PowerPoint, there are some key points and ideas of what you can write about in each section of your story to get you going.

Attached are some sheets that will help you construct your story, such as vocabulary, key words and phrases that you may wish to include.


With any fabulous mythical story, beautiful illustrations are often drawn to show a character or event in the story. When you have finished, produce a drawing to go with your story.

Attached are some examples of drawings to help inspire your imagination!


Grammar Task - What is a passive verb?

Click on the following link below and complete the online BBC Bitesize Task 


WOD - havoc - to be use in a sentence or in conversation

Wednesday 13th May



Continuing with our fractions work from yesterday, today we are going to look at changing between improper and mixed fractions. 

  • Mixed fraction: When we have a whole amount and a proper fraction (3 whole and 1/2)
  • Improper fraction: When we have a fraction where the numerator (top number) is higher than the denominator (bottom number), for example 7/2.

Watch the song below for a recap.

Improper to mixed number fractions.mp4

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Task: Use the tutorial video alongside your activity sheet today. The video is found on the white rose website ( and is summer term, week 4, lesson 3. 


LI: to plan a mythical story

Firstly, read the collection of short mythical stories. This will help you to continue to understand the structure, purpose and how mythical stories are written.

Today you are going to have a go at planning your own mythical story. Attached you will find a planning sheet and an additional sheet that looks very similar. Look at the help sheet, it will tell you what you will need to put in each circle of your plan (both are on the same word document).

Attached, you will also find 6 pictures of different mythical characters you could include in your story. Remember, yesterday you created your own hero and villain to include in your story.

Also, there is an information sheet with the key features and a small PowerPoint to help you as a reminder. On the information sheet, you will find a bank of key words/phrases you could include on your plan.

Punctuation Task - how to use commas in sentences.
Click on the following link & complete the online task 


How to use commas in sentences


WOD - to use in a sentence or conversation

Tuesday 12th May


Maths - Equivalent Fractions


Today we are going to recap equivalent fractions. Equivalent fractions are when two fractions are the same size. If we want to make an equivalent fraction, we need to use our multiplication skills to create fractions with the same denominator. Watch the videos below to recap and then try the activities below. 

Fraction Video.mp4

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Tutorial video.mp4

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If you want to use the white rose video to support you, follow the link below.
(Summer - week 2 - lesson 2)


LI: to retrieve and infer information from a mythical story

LI: to develop characterisation of mythical figures


Task 1

It is important to read many different mythical stories to better your understanding. Today, begin your learning by reading another traditional mythical story ‘Pandora’s Box’, and answer the questions about the text.

Task 2

Then, open the PowerPoint and read each slide carefully. Each page has a question, discussion task or practical activity. Your final task will be to create and develop your own mythical villain and hero. You will use these later in the week when you plan and write your own mythical story.

How to use apostrophes in contraction


Click on the link below and complete the tasks.

WOD - to use in a written sentence or in conversation

Monday 11th May


Happy Monday! Hope you are all doing well and have had a nice relaxing weekend.


We want to start this week by thanking those children who are dedicating their time to their work - we know this isn't always the easy to juggle but by keeping your routine it is helping give your day structure, while also building on top of all your hard work from this year - well done! 


An extra thank you to those children who are regularly logging onto their TT Rockstars and Reading Plus (we are regularly checking) and as always we appreciate the photos of the work being emailed in. It's lovely to see the effort and dedication being put into your work - KEEP IT UP! 



Last week we recapped over perimeter, and today we are going to look at finding the area of a rectangle. Remember, area is the space inside the rectangle and the operation we use is multiplication. 


Today we are going to use the BBC bitesize revision


Step 1: Watch the 'Learn video'.
Step 2: Complete the 'learn activity 1' below.
Step 3: Watch the other 2 videos in the learn section.
Step 4: Attempt the 'online practise activity 1' video.
Step 5: Complete actvitiy 2 sheet below. 
(Check back for the answers tomorrow) 



LI: to recognise features used within mythical stories.


Firstly, read the powerpoint that teaches you what a Myth story is.

Secondly, click on the following BBC bitesize link and watch the video to support your understanding of myths even further.


Thirdly, read the Read the myth story of Theseus and Minotaur.

Theseus and the Minotaur



Read the story of Theseus and The Minotaur for a second time and identify the following features in the story. Write examples of each down.


  • An interesting setting, for example an island, a mountain, a dessert
  • A fantastical beast, for example a unicorn or a flying horse or Greek mythical beast like  Medusa
  • A hero
  • Objects to help the hero save the day, for example winged sandals, a shield, a sword
  • Obstacles the hero has to complete/survive in order to rescue someone, for example return with the head of the beast, or collect the Golden Fleece.


When you have finished,


A) Write a description of the villain in this story, and explain why The Minotaur is a mythical beast in this story


 B) Compare the hero (Theseus) to the villain (The Minotaur), what makes them the character that they are? What are their differences? Do they have any similarities?

Word of the day - to use in sentences or conversation