Y5 Learning At Home

Lessons and Messages from

Miss High x

Remember! There's lots more activities to keep you out of mischief on the  LEARNING AT HOME page! ENJOY!


WEEK BEGINNING 8th June 2020

Hello Year Five. We enter another week of home learning and as I said last week, what an unusual way to begin our final half term together. I’m gutted that we’re not together learning in the classroom together, listening to each other’s stories and laughing together. I’ve been beyond proud of how you have all coped during these bizarre and unprecedented circumstances. You have persevered and worked independently and I cannot reiterate how proud I am of each of you. Remember you can ask me any questions during our fortnightly phone calls and I will answer them as best I can.

I will be returning back to school next week to teach some of the children who are coming back to school. Sadly, our year group is not returning yet but I continue to pray for us as a class and your families too. Don’t worry, I will still be setting the home learning and phoning you regularly to check in and see how you are.

Stay safe and I will see you all soon (hopefully).

Miss High x

Year Five pupils, this will be the timetable for you to follow from now on whilst you’re learning from home.


This week we are continuing with our non-faction unit: writing a persuasive letter. The hot task for this unit will be writing a letter to the Education Minister on your viewpoint of whether we should return to school. You will not write this until next week though.


·         Your reading activity this week will be based on reflecting and answering questions about a poem (Monday) and reading a poem aloud with intonation (Wednesday).

·         Your SPAG activities will be based on parenthesis using dashes and commas this week (Tuesday and Thursday).

·         Your writing task is to write a Haiku poem about Lockdown 2020 (Friday).

Monday Reading Activity / pdf

Tuesday Intro Powerpoint

Tuesday SPAG Activity Word / pdf 

Wednesday Reading Activity word  / pdf

Thursday SPAG Intro Powerpoint

Thursday SPAG Activity / pdf

Friday Intro Powerpoint

Friday Writing Activity 




Please use this White Rose link https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/ . This will allow you to watch the videos to help you understand the concepts. We have already learned about these topics but it is great revision, especially for the reasoning questions. I have also attached the worksheets and answers for the week here on the website as they are not accessible on the White Rose website.


Monday Worksheet / Answers

Tuesday Worksheet / Answers

Wednesday Worksheet / Answers

Thursday Worksheet / Answers


Remember that there is also MyMaths, TT Rock Stars and Classroom Secrets to help keep your maths skills sharp. Make sure you’re using these too!  Also, Mr Minchin has sent a resource that has SATS style questions. Work your way through the year groups. You will be able to access these on the Maths Section on the LAH Page. Keep your eyes peeled for those, they are fantastic to get you ready for Year 6.




This week you will be learning some prayers that are said during Pentecost and you will recognise the references to the Holy Spirit. In addition, you will also be writing your own version of the ‘Come Holy Spirit’ prayer.

Monday RE

Thursday RE




We have now completed the topics for Year Five. For the remaining weeks, I am going to upload some Science activities that Mr Woolman has sent to us teachers that I would like you to try and challenge yourself to complete. It would be great if you could work with somebody at home to complete these.

I will not be uploading them weekly, instead I have attached them all in a separate section on this web page so that you can access them throughout the weeks, Enjoy the scientific challenges, I know how much you all love a great investigation.

Musical Science Card

Salty Science Card

Watery Science Card

What A Gas Card

Science Challenge - Why Not Have A Go?



This half term in History, we would have been looking at the Victorian era; specifically looking at Victorian Birmingham. I was so excited to teach this topic to you; however, I know you will enjoy it just as much learning from home. Each week I am going to set you an activity to do. It might require art work, written work, research or other creative methods.


For this week’s History, I would like you to complete a timeline of the Victorian era, with some emphasis on events in Birmingham. You have learned about the importance of chronology throughout your time at St. Catherine’s so far and this week I want you to learn facts about the era once you have completed the activity.

Victorian Era Timeline

Also, take a look at the interactive timeline on the BMAG website https://www.birminghammuseums.org.uk/schools/bmag-for-kids





The PSHE task for the next few weeks will be a COMPETITION! You are being tasked with saying “thank you to the NHS”. I hope that you can spend the allocated time creating a piece of work that thanks our amazing NHS.

Thank You NHS



This half term, we will be learning the Fresh Prince of Bel Air song. I would like you to logon to your Charanga accounts (usernames and passwords have been set individually) to practise this song. Hopefully by the end of the half term you’ll have this perfected. I look forward to us all rapping this together when we’re back in school.


Great Resources at  also at Music Service Page 


Go to the VE DAY Activity Page

to celebrate the

75th Anniversary of VE DAY!

Stay safe and I will see you all soon (hopefully). Miss High x




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