By / 15th June, 2020 / Year5 / Off

Hi Year 5, I can see that you are all still working so hard. Keep it up!


We are still using BBC bitesize but from last week so I have put the links up for each day so that you can find them easily.

Monday-– Representing decimals as fractions

Tuesday –– Recognising and using thousandths

Wednesday-– Rounding decimals

Thursday– Comparing and ordering decimals

Friday-– Problem solving using time.

My maths

I have also set you four activities on Mymaths. These are all things you have done this year and last year but it is good to revise them.

Introducing perimeter

Area of rectangles

Money calculations

Counting 4

10 sessions have been set again on Times tables Rockstars.



This week we are looking at writing a newspaper report. Each day will give you the skills so that on Thursday and you can write the final outcome and edit it.

Monday- Direct and indirect speech-

Tuesday- Newspaper report: Fact and Opinion-

Wednesday- Using relative clauses-

Thursday- Write a newspaper report

You can choose what you want to write your newspaper report about.

Friday- Finish newspaper report and edit- What could you improve?


Reading Plus– Please continue to visit reading plus at least 3 x a week. – I have set you three tasks this week.

Standard English

Direct Speech punctuation (B)

Suffixes and Prefixes (A)

Spelling Shed– List 24



Watch the story of Pentecost.

Explain how did the Holy Spirit work in and through the disciples?



This week I would like you to investigate parachutes. How do they work? Think about the different forces which act upon the parachute.

Watch– You only need to watch from 5 minutes to 8 minutes 20 but feel free to watch the whole video. From this video we can see that  air resistance is the result of collisions of the object’s leading surface with air molecules and so is a form of friction. The actual amount of air resistance encountered by the object relies on a variety of factors. So, both the speed of the object and its cross-sectional area impact upon the amount of air resistance encountered.  Greater speeds and bigger cross-sectional areas = increased air resistance.

Now get two pieces of paper, the same size and screw one up into a ball. Then from the same height drop both pieces of paper. Which one lands on the floor first? Think about why that is.


Now I want you to investigate what is required for a parachute. You could attach a paper clip as the weight. Look at the different materials you could use (paper, a bin liner/pastic bag, material.) What size is best? Can it be too big? What shape? One change one variable, to make it a fair test.

I used a bin bag to create my parachute because I felt the material was strong but light, I wanted to see if the length of the sting leading to the weight made a difference for the parachute. I kept the size of the parachute the same and the weight of the object the same. I then released them from the same height. Once I had found my results I tried releasing them from a greater height to see if there was a difference.

I hope you have a great week!

Mrs Parkinson