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Homework 17.5.17 (to be handed in 23.5.17)


Revise your spellings for the week and make sure you can spell them ready for our class challenge. Can you create a ‘word search’ and hide your spellings from your family and friends or even your teacher?

cautious                                                               infectious                                            atrocious

cautiously                                                            nutritional                                           spacious

luscious                                                                fictitious                                               nutrition



We have looked at the ‘past perfect’ tense this week in grammar. We use the past perfect when we are talking about an event which has been completed before something else happened.

Eg:          I finished cooking the dinner. Then my guests arrived.


I had just finished cooking the dinner when my guests arrived.

It uses the past tense of ‘to have’ (had).

Can you convert these sentences into the perfect past? The sentences must make sense, so say them before you write them.

Jan finished her dinner. Then she sat down to watch TV.

I turned off the lights. Then I went to bed.                                                                                                           Our class got off the bus. Then we walked into the museum


We have applied our growing knowledge of angles to properties of tirangles this week. Use your reasoning skills to answer 2 of the following 3 questions. You pick which 2 questions to tackle.

  1.         Look at this diagram.

Calculate the size of angle x and angle y.

2.  Triangle ABC is isosceles and has a perimeter of 20 cm.

Calculate the length of the side BC.

Sides AB and AC are each twice as long as BC.

3. A triangle has 2 angles measuring a total of 130 degrees. Each of these 2 angles measures the same. What type of triangle is it? What are the measures of all 3 angles?

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Homework 11.5.17

10.5.17 (to be handed in 15.5.17)


Revise your spellings for the week and make sure you can spell them ready for our class challenge. Try to use these words in your writing and conversations over the week!












We have recapped the use of commas to separate independent clauses and fronted adverbials this week to improve our ‘flashback’ writing.


James was feeling extremely tired, so he went to afternoon power nap.

Cautiously, the fox glided past the farmer’s window in pursuit of the delicious hen.

Storytellers often use flashbacks in their narrative. It is a way of telling the reader more about a particular character. It can also be used to communicate important information about the narrative to the reader or viewer. Writing a flashback often starts in the present before ‘flashing’ back to the past and finally returning to the present.

Using no more than 150 words, can you write a short flashback narrative of a situation where you have had a flashback. It may have been when you were running late for school or visiting a place you have not been to in a while. It could even be a made up situation.

Eg Eating my slightly burnt toast as I ran down the driveway, my mind travelled back to the last time I was late for school. It was a Thursday morning, and we had a school trip planned. The bus was to depart at 9am prompt with the teacher explicably stating that if you were late: you didn’t do go. Everything you could imagine went wrong that morning…


We have learned about Angles during maths this week. We have learned about different types of angles and rules that apply to them. Can you come up with a memory hook page or poster that will help you, and others, learn and or remember key information about angles.

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Y5 Homework 3.5.17

Y5 Homework

3.5.17 (to be handed in .5.17)


Revise your spellings for the week and make sure you can spell them ready for our class challenge. Try to use these words in your writing and conversations over the week!













Next week we are beginning a new unit of writing.  We are trying to improve our writing by using adventurous vocabulary.  To help with your writing, use your homework time to generate some tier 2 words.  Tier 2 words help you to develop your descriptions and show a more mature choice of vocabulary.  e.g. Instead of ‘The painting is good’, you could say ‘The painting is a masterpiece’.

Can you generate at least 10 tier 2 words to describe this image?

Cold, snowy, icy, frosty and white are all banned!



Choose one task which reflects how you’ve got on in class.


1) 450 people run a marathon.  10% are children.  How many are children?  How many must be adults?


2) Mr Jenks earns £2800 per month. He spends 20% of his money on his mortgage and 30% of his money on his food and hobbies. What percentage of his salary does he spend and how much money does he have left?




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Y5 Homework 26.4.17

Y5 Homework

26.4.17 (to be handed in 2.5.17)


Revise your spellings for the week and make sure you can spell them ready for our class challenge. Try to use these words in your writing and conversations over the week!














Due to Bikeability this week, we are only sending one activity home because all of the children have completed their learning at different times over the week and are at different points.

In our reading, we have been looking at justifying our opinions using evidence from books.  We have used images and text to do this.  A good answer has 3 aspects and we use Point, Evidence, Explain to remember these.

Choose one character from this image and explain how you think they are feeling. Remember the 3 key points.


e.g. I think that the child at the front is feeling quite nervous about speaking in front of the class.  I think this because she is clutching her arm behind her back.  This makes me feel that she is almost trying to ‘hug’ herself to ensure that she feels more secure when speaking to an audience.


Underline the 3 aspects to your answer to check you have each point.



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Last term you received information about ‘Bikeability’ for our Y5 pupils.  This is due to take place next week.  If you haven’t yet returned your signed form, please do so by the end of this week.  Pupils in Mrs Tozer’s class will take part in Bikeability on Monday 24th April and Tuesday 25th April.  Mrs Saville’s class will take part on Wednesday and Thursday.  Please ensure that your child has a bike and helmet in school on these days. These can be left in the bike sheds overnight for the following day.


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Waddington Ridges and Furrows Project

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Homework Club

Do you want a quiet place to concentrate?  Some extra help with what you’re doing?  We are running a homework club every Tuesday lunchtime at 12.50 in the library.  Everyone is welcome.  Just bring your homework and anything else you need and we can support you however we can.


Y5 Homework 19.4.17

Y5 Homework 19.4.17

We have had a great start to the term.  Well done!

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Pasta Success!

What professional chefs we are in Year 5!  An amazing few days developing our DT skills by chopping seasonal vegetables for a sauce and making our own pasta dough.  It took a few attempts to master the machine but it was great to see the final product.  We all enjoyed taking it home to share.


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Y5 Homework

Your homework for this week is to complete your pasta evaluation.  Well done to those children who have already returned these to school.  Please bring it in by the end of the week if you haven’t done so already.

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