Y5 Learning This Week

Week commencing 20.09.21

If you are isolating at home this week, here are some activities you can try.  These will cover the same objectives as those children who are still at school.

  1. English and reading
  2. Maths
  3. Science
  4. Geography
  5. Vocabulary


  1. English and reading


During English this week, your task is to research and write a non-chronological report all about a South American country. Use the slide to help you learn what a non-chronological report is (although you have almost certainly written them in year 4 already) and then start to research your country.

When you are ready, use the plan to help you structure your report. Remember to include relevant and real facts to make the reader more interested. You could even illustrate your report when you have finished with plants and animals from the rain forest!


You have two lessons to complete for reading this week. One is a skills lesson which will involve you completing some retrieval questions and the other is a comprehension from a text that you will not have seen before so this will include a range of different types of questions.


  1. Maths

During maths this week, you will re-visit place value. Remind yourself of a place value grid and try to remember the different columns that you will be using. We will progress onto multiplying and dividing by 10/100/1000 and you need to remember that when you multiply a whole number by a whole number it gets bigger, when you divide a whole number by a whole number it gets smaller!


  1. Science

This week you will learn about the different parts of a flower and the technical terms that we use to describe them. You will also learn about the life cycle of a plant. Try to work through the slides and also watch the videos on YouTube. These resources will help you to better understand the names and terms we will be using.


  1. Geography

This week in Geography you will be learning about climate zones – formally known as biomes! You will learn about the characteristics, flora and fauna that you will find in each of these zones. You will be completing a map that shows you where each of the zones are.


  1. Vocabulary

Work your way through the vocabulary slide for our word of the week which is Aspire!