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Week 7

Week 7




This week, The National Academy are looking at something that we haven't covered yet this year; writing instructions. It should be something you've done in previous years, so it won't be too strenuous. The SPAG focus for the week is on cohesive devices, which we've mentioned a lot but never focussed on in great detail, so this is an opportunity for you to refresh your memory about this very important part of Year 5 grammar.



Complete the reading activity at


It should be a rather useful piece of text for some of you. 


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. 




Some more Year 5 activities this week, including our favourite grammar topic; relative clauses (Whoop! Whoop!). Purple Mash has the work for you. 



The words in the National Academy should be your focus each 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. Don't move on to any new words as we have already covered enough of the words for this year and we would be recapping the ones we've already covered if we were in school. 




I had a couple of emails from children last week about the maths as they were on the wrong week. The dates on the White Rose maths website do not match the dates that we are using, as we are two weeks behind their schedule. The work for this week should be Summer Term week 3 (week commencing 4th May) and is about calculations and area/perimeter. The worksheets are available on the website for this week.


Well done to the two children who have completed last week's Diagnostic Questions work. I've set some more for this week and you should aim to catch up on last week's work if you haven't already done so. 



Joe Wicks, obviously!





This week, we get on to the gruesome stuff- toture and the Tudors. This might give you some ideas for your torture device project if you haven't already started it. 



I've attached another week's worth of geography tasks for you to do on the Oddizzi website. The login name is CLEHY5 and the password is yearfive


Design Technology

Keep working on your design for a punishment machine- if you've already designed it, now you might want to think bout what materials you will need to make a model of it. 





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: Rewrite the lyrics to your favourite song! 

Again, send me some photos