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Hello Year 5,

I have seen some brilliant work this week, I have loved seeing your boats in Science. I hope you had fun making them.


This weeks focus is on converting units, there are lessons on Oak Academy but I found their independent tasks short, so you can watch the video if you need guidance or I have included a PowerPoint, then complete the Classroom Secret worksheet. You can choose your level, answers are at the bottom. 


Convert between seconds, minutes and hours

Classroom secrets- Year-5-Summer-Block-4-Step-5-VF-Converting-Units-of-Time


Time word problems

Classroom Secrets- Year-5-Summer-Block-4-Step-5-RPS-Converting-Units-of-Time


Converting units of length

Classroom Secrets- Year-5-Summer-Block-4-Step-3-VF-Metric-Units


Converting units of length 

PowerPoint- Year-5-Summer-Block-4-Step-3-PPT-

Classroom Secrets– Metric-Units Year-5-Summer-Block-4-Step-3-RPS-Metric-Units


Kilograms and Kilometres

PowerPoint– Year-5-Summer-Block-4-Step-1-PPT-

Classroom Secrets-

Kilograms-and-Kilometres Year-5-Summer-Block-4-Step-1-VF-Kilograms and Kilometres

My maths

Time conversions 1

Metric conversions

Converting measures

3D shapes

NUMBOTS/ TTROCKSTARS- 10 sessions have been set for you to complete.



For the next few weeks we are going to working on the book ‘Paperbag Prince‘ by Colin Thompson

Monday Watch ‘Blue Planet Plastic Awareness 2018’ video:

Watch the first 0:47 seconds of National Geographic ‘How can we keep plastics out of our ocean?’

Watch ‘The majestic plastic bag’ – a mocumentary in the style of a wildlife programme:

Give yourself a minute and write down anything in your life which is made out of plastic. Then think of which items you could not live without compared to ones could you discard.

Task: Write arguments for and against this viewpoint.

Year Five pupils should not use plastic.

Tuesday Watch:

Use the videos from yesterday and the one today to create a poster, encouraging people to use less plastic. Include information about plastic, the problems caused by plastic and how people can help.

Can you add a relative clause, expanded noun phrase and subordinating conjunction?

Wednesday Write expanded noun phrases about each of the pictures in here Village and dump

Remember an expanded noun phrase includes: a determiner, an adjective, a noun, a prepositional phrase e.g. the trundling lorries through the quiet lanes. An expanded noun phrase doesn’t have a verb.


Thursday Use subordinating conjunctions such as: while, although, instead, despite, due to, as, when, wherever, as well as to link the contrasting pictures to create a setting description.


An example:

A picturesque, lush valley stood on the edge of an untidy town. Hiding between the trees, country lanes waited silently, herds of cattle grazed peacefully and acres of crops waited to be harvested. Unfortunately, the valley held a terrible secret. While one side of the valley was fertile and green, at the foot of the hill stood mounds of unwanted junk.



Friday  Read Page 2 and look for nature.

Ivy- wrapped around a bottle

Fir trees- sprouting from a drawer.


From these create different sentences using subordinating conjunctions to link the nature to its home to form.

e.g. Despite the mountains of junk surrounding it, a single yellow daffodil sprouted from a green glass jar.



Use your sentences to create a setting description.

In the darkest depths of the rubbish pile, nature never gave up. Delicate roses began to sprout from a watering can in the shadow of a desk drawer filled with burgeoning conifers. Reaching up towards the sunlight, despite the mountains of junk surrounding it, a single yellow daffodil sprouted from a green glass jar.

Spelling Shed– List 26

Reading plus– A minimum of 3 x a week.

Expanded noun phrases

Subordinate clauses and conjunctions

Conjunction types



Think about the story of Moses and 10 plagues that we covered this year. This is an important story for both Christians and Jews.

Passover is a significant celebration for Jews to remember that time when their people were freed from slavery.  A Seder meal is held on the first 2 nights of the Passover festival but Seders may also be held at other times for different reasons. It looks back to the feelings of the Jews at the time and also looks forward to current need for liberation today.

Watch the following videos to understand Passover.

Task try to think about: How important do you think the idea of freedom and being set free is to Jewish people? Why do you think it is still important today when it happened so long ago?



On Friday, we should have been enjoying Warrington Walking Day. This is a historic event for the town and it has not been postponed since the World War 2. As we are unable to walk this week, you could use this time to research the tradition and its history. This is an optional project as Warrington Walking Day is not in our curriculum however I think it is important to learn about our local history. You could display this as a Powerpoint or poster. If you do choose to complete this, please send me your research either on Purple Mash or via the school email address.


Have a great week.

Mrs Parkinson