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Week 5

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Thank you for all of the lovely character and setting descriptions you've sent through. It's wonderful to see so many of you trying to maintain your high standards in writing, even when you aren't at school. I do think we could maybe spend a little bit more time editing our work and checking punctuation carefully- you don't want to totally forget how to do these things and then have me going mad with a yellow highlighter on your work when we get back to school!


This week, the National Academy are moving on to persuasive letters. We wrote a persuasive letter just before Christmas when you were persuading Santa that you actually deserved to receive presents last year, so, as with the setting and character descriptions, you've already had some experience of this type of writing and it will be a good opportunity to recap what you've learned and to show how much you've improved since December.  When you click on the link, all of the lessons from last week are still on there, make sure that you only do the ones for this week, which are all titled "persuasive letter".



Double reading this week- both on the same topic.


Complete the reading activity at


Also, complete the reading comprehension task about VE Day in the resources section


Please ensure that you continue to read every day. Aim to spend 30 minutes reading. If you're stuck for ideas of what to read, I've added 28 books recommended for children in Year 5 further down the page. 



The words in the National Academy (with an -ably ending) should be your focus this week. Try to get a few of them into your writing. 


While we're off, you should also try to recap the Orange words that we've covered so far. Take between 6 and 10 a week to revise and test yourself on them. 




Maths will continue to be set though the White Rose Maths Hub website. Go to the website below and complete the daily activities for Summer 2 Week 1 on calculating with decimals. There is a video and accompanying worksheet for each day of the week. The answers are also there for you to check your own work. If you're stuck, drop me an email or use the contact box at the bottom of the page to ask for help.




This week, choose one video from Just Dance per day and do the dance!


Also, Joe Wicks, obviously!



This week, there is a very important anniversary of a historical event. VE Day, which marks the official end to fighting in Europe during World War 2, occurs on Friday. In the resources section, I've added a document with a selection to tasks you can do related to this important event. I've also added a few activities that you might like to complete. 



Keep going with this!

Use the wesbite to select a Scratch project to complete. If you attend Coding Club, continue from where we were up to, otherwise start at Module 1. You can either download Scratch to a PC or laptop if you have one or access it online at



This week's top task: Do something to commemorate VE Day! 

Again, send me some photos