​Sir Edmund Hillary Primary School


Week commencing 20/07/20


Multiplication and Division revision


Complete the tasks and then check your answers with the answer section.


There are also some times table games and challenges set as 2dos on Purple Mash. Please complete these daily for five minutes before you start your lesson.

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 Y5 Spring Block 1 ANS1 Multiply 4-digits by 1-digit 2019.pdfDownload
 Y5 Spring Block 1 ANS2 Multiply 2-digits (area model) 2019.pdfDownload
 Y5 Spring Block 1 ANS3 Multiply 2-digits by 2-digits 2019.pdfDownload
 Y5 Spring Block 1 ANS4 Multiply 3-digits by 2-digits 2019.pdfDownload
 Y5 Spring Block 1 ANS5 Multiply 4-digits by 2-digits 2019.pdfDownload
 Y5 Spring Block 1 ANS6 Divide 4-digits by 1-digit 2019.pdfDownload
 Y5 Spring Block 1 ANS7 Divide with remainders 2019.pdfDownload
 Y5 Spring Block 1 WO1 Multiply 4-digits by 1-digit 2019.pdfDownload
 Y5 Spring Block 1 WO2 Multiply 2-digits (area model) 2019.pdfDownload
 Y5 Spring Block 1 WO3 Multiply 2-digits by 2-digits 2019.pdfDownload
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During these unprecedented times, most children are at home, and when the weather’s good, often playing outside. So road safety messages are still important.

We want to encourage everyone to think about road safety, even now.    The message is simple – Gardens are the place to play at the moment, not pavements or the road.

You’ll see from the worksheet we have covered issues like running into the road after a ball and we have also covered some key vocabulary used in Road Safety.


Why not have a go at the Daily Mile? Find out more information here:


Join in with Joe Wicks:


Poetry Competition!

We'd love if if you entered this competition - we know how fabulous you are at writing poems so what are you waiting for?

Look on the website for more information and tips:



Please share entries on our blog too so we can all enjoy!

Year 5 Curriculum Planning

Current Topic (Spring 2)

Beast Creator


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Useful WebsiteS






What activities will you choose to do?

If you could be an insect for a day, what kind would you be? Why? Where would you live? How safe would you be from predators?

Make a bug’s-eye plan of your bedroom. How would things look from high up there on the wall?

Read the novel Charlotte’s Web, then write a book review to share with your friends. Is it a good read? Would you recommend it?

Find out which flowers and herbs attract minibeasts. Plant a bulb or seed in a
pot or planter and see who comes to visit.

Go on a bug hunt in a local park or woodland. What will you find? Can you photograph it?

Make a comparison between two minibeasts. How are they similar? How are they different?

Visit a local museum or nature centre to find out more about minibeasts and bugs. Make your own sketchbook and record any information you can gather.

Use dough or clay to make a replica of your favourite minibeast. Bring it in to school to share with others.

Make a minibeast glossary to explain all the specialist vocabulary associated
with this topic.

Use poster paints to design a beautiful and symmetrical design for a butterfly’s
wings. Can you transfer your design to a computer?


Our Class Text: Spring 2

The beautiful and haunting novel that launched David Almond as one of the best children's writers of today.

When a move to a new house coincides with his baby sister's illness, Michael's world seems suddenly lonely and uncertain.

Then, one Sunday afternoon, he stumbles into the old, ramshackle garage of his new home, and finds something magical. A strange creature - part owl, part angel, a being who needs Michael's help if he is to survive. With his new friend Mina, Michael nourishes Skellig back to health, while his baby sister languishes in the hospital.

But Skellig is far more than he at first appears, and as he helps Michael breathe life into his tiny sister, Michael's world changes for ever . . .

Skellig won the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Children's Book Award and is now a major Sky1 feature film, starring Tim Roth and John Simm. David Almond is also winner of the 2010 Hans Christian Andersen award.

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Welcome to

Year 5




Any questions can be emailed to:


If you missed the transition meeting the Power point we shared can be found below:


Log on to Purple Mash


 Task 1

After reading Chapter 1 of 'Nightmare Machine'

Write a radio news report about the mysterious boy who crash landed in the middle of the town’s bustling market.

Use the 'Think about' section to help you.

 Task 2

After reading Chapter 2 of 'Nightmare Machine'

Write down some of the thoughts and questions that were running through Daniel’s mind after arriving at Lady Rhonda’s fortress.

Use the 'Think about' section to help you. 



Relative clauses beginning with who, which, where, when, whose, that.

Please remember to keep up your daily journal and watch Newsround:



Purple Mash - Words with silent letters.



Our topic for Summer 2 is 'Scream Machine'

Week commencing 20th July 2020

Task 1: 2 Do (Purple Mash):


 Touch typing - Burst the bubbles

Task 2: 2 Do (Purple Mash):

All about me: make a poster to tell people all about you.


Scream Machine Topic - further home learning ideas...

If you get the chance to try any of the following ideas...we'd love to see them on the blog!

Plan a trip to a local theme park for your family. Calculate how much it will cost, how long it will take to get there and write an itinerary for the day.

Research the history of fairground rides, and create a PowerPoint presentation that includes information, timelines, pictures, film and sound clips.

Make a flipbook animation of a roller coaster ride that includes a loop the loop.

Research online to find information about roller coasters from around the world. Which is the oldest? The longest? The scariest? Record your results in a table.

Use the web to investigate mathematical data about a range of different theme park rides. Find information such as the ride’s length, g-force, type and height. Use your data to create spreadsheets or charts, then interpret and find
relationships and patterns.

Explore your home and the surrounding area to look for machines, toys and other objects that use cams, gears, levers and pulleys. Take photos and create a montage of all the different mechanisms found.

Make a loop the loop using flexible track. Modify the track until a marble or toy car can successfully make it round the loop. Challenge other family members to get the marble or car to fly off the end and land in a pot by changing the trajectory. Keep a tally to show your success rate.

 Become a pendulum on the swings at the park. Swing as high as possible and time how long it takes for you to slow down and stop completely. Time friends and family then identify patterns in your results. Do heavier people slow down more quickly?

Use a technical construction toy, such as Lego Technic, Meccano or Fischertechnik to make a simple crane or beam crane with pulleys and nylon twine. Use a force meter to see how much force is required to lift a mass using different numbers of

Research and write a biographical account of Walter Elias Disney, animator and entrepreneur. Find the location of Disney theme parks around the world.



In PE we have been learning to dance in the Bollywood style...


  • Reading logs must be in every day. We expect the children to read at least 4 times a week. Logs are checked everyday.
  • Homework is handed out on a Friday and is returned on Thursday.
  • PE Kits - Please ensure they are in school everyday.
  • Brass with Mrs Tetley - every Monday.
  • Children need a water bottle in school every day.  


Log on to Purple Mash


Read 'Nightmare Machine' -Chapter 1. Then complete the comprehension questions.

Despite being just 12 years old Daniel is selected for a dangerous mission to infiltrate the fortress of Lady Rhonda Ruin.

Read 'Nightmare Machine'- Chapter 2. Then complete the  comprehension questions.

Daniel comes face to face with the terrifying Steamborgs and Child Collectors.

Read the rest of the story for pleasure.


Read another book either from school, home or one of the websites below. Don't forget to tell everyone what you've been reading on our Y5 Purple Mash Blog and be sure to recommend anything you've really enjoyed.


Find a poem that you like and learn it. Perform it for your family.




Summer Reading Challenge

The UK’s biggest annual reading for pleasure programme for primary aged children returns with an all-new digital challenge in 2020.


Sign up here:


Creative Challenge

Architecture from home

Over the next few weeks we would like you to complete a challenge from the following website:


Some ideas:

Create a paper skyscraper


Create your own city


Drawing trees






We look forward to seeing what you come up with! 

Please email any work to: 



Year 5 Team

Mrs Craik - Year 5 Teacher/UPKS2 Lead

Mr Safrany - Year 5 Teacher

Miss Chapman - Teaching Assistant (HLTA)

Mrs Smith  - Teaching Assistant

Mrs Wright - Teaching Assistant

Mrs Slater - Teaching Assistant


Our Class Text: Spring 2

Our Class Text: Spring 1

Our Class Text: Autumn 2

Our Writing Focus:

We are writing a newspaper report based on the moon landing.

Our novel and focus for narrative is Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce.


Our Maths Focus:

We are learning to multiply and divide.


Wednesday 27th March

A group of Year 5 students were involved in the fundraising event SEWHAT. It was to raise money for Focus On Young People. The children did a fantastic job of making their costumes and performing on the catwalk!

Tropical Butterfly House Visit

Wednesday 13th March

Alchemy Island Images

The children have worked hard in creating their own Kingdom from Alchemy Island using a range of techniques. 

Separating Materials Investigation

Friday 8th February

Worksop College Trip

Tuesday 15th January

Space Centre Trip

Friday 30th November

Gainsborough Old Hall Trip

Thursday 13th September 2018