Year 5

Miss Rainbow


miss rainbow

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Welcome to Year 5!

My name is Miss Rainbow and I am the Science Lead here at Mobberley C of E Primary School.

Dear Parents and Carers,

Due to the forced school closures, I have prepared a range of resources that your child can access at home to ensure a continuation in their learning. This page will be updated with weekly learning from Monday 23rd March.

Talking to your child about why we are not in school.

Look at the links below for advice on discussing the current issues with young children.

Below, you will find an array of learning and activities for your children during this time. (Maths, English, History/Geography, Science, Wellbeing, Physical Activities).

Please ensure you have a good look at everything! There are lots of useful websites suggested too that you may want to access with your children.

Home learning work

Here is a suggested timetable to follow.  Please try to keep your child’s routine as normal as possible.




Daily timetable

If you are looking for some different ways to keep active, Mrs Thomas-Wade has sent me some of the links below for you to have a look at.

Extra reading links

Oxford Owl E Books to read, linked to your child’s book band colour (click on dropdown menu that says Levels and select Book Band colour)


WB 1st June


Before starting this week’s English planning, you should have read to page 55 in Jazz Harper: Space explorer.

Jazz Harper – Space Explorer – PDF Version 

Monday – Read to page 70 and answer the reading comprehension questions.

Monday – Reading comprehension activities

Monday – Reading comprehension PDF

Tuesday – Read to page 89 and find the definitions of each of the words

Tuesday – Vocab work

Tuesday – Vocab work PDF

Wednesday – This week and next week you are going to writing your own story about Jazz and Elijah. I would like you to think of a story where Jazz and Elijah manage to creep out of the colony and go an explore Mars.

Today, I would like you to plan your story using the story mountain below. The powerpoint has some helpful tips on what to include in each section. You can print off the sheet or create your own story mountain in your books.

Story mountain powerpoint

Story mountain PDF

For the introduction, you need to think about how they are going to escape.

For the problem, I would like you to imagine that they are going to meet a scary character. This could be an alien or another person.

Finally, you will need to decide how they are going to solve the problem. How will the escape from the scary character and get back to the colony?

Thursday – Today, I would like you to write a character description of your scary character. What do they look, smell and sound like?

To help you with this, use the person template below and watch my video guide (will be added on Monday). You might also like to use some of the words from the scary character word mat and look at the other scary character descriptions for inspiration.

Blank person template

Blank person template PDF

Scary character word mat

Scary character planning sheet PDF

Scary character description examples

Friday –  SPAG activity.



Monday – MyMaths lesson and homework

Tuesday – White Rose Maths – Week 4 – Lesson 1 – Area of Rectangles

Worksheet           Answers 1

Wednesday – 30mins on TT rockstars

How many of the year 5 and 6 Maths challenges can you complete?

Or have a go at the following Maths game.

Thursday – White Rose Maths – Week 3 – Lesson 4 – Measure and calculate perimeter

Worksheet 2           Answers 2

Friday – MyMaths lesson and homework



Our Science and Topic lessons for this term will be on different subjects. I will set a Science lesson one week and a Topic lesson the next week.

Our Topic this term will be the Romans. If you would like to do some of your own research on the Romans, on top of the lessons I will be setting, you can complete one of the activities from the list below each week.

Extra Roman Home Learning Activities

We are now moving onto to a new Science topic looking at forces. As part of our last topic, you already found out about one force – gravity – this week you are going to be finding out about air resistance.

First you will need to look through the following powerpoint

Lesson Presentation PDF      Lesson Presentation

Watch the video

I would then like you to have a go at making your own parachute. How far can you get it travel? To turn this into a proper science experiment, make 3, changing one thing about each parachute, and see which one falls to the ground in the slowest time.

Watch this video to give you some ideas.

Use this worksheet to complete your experiment

Perfect Parachutes Activity Sheet

If you have enjoyed doing this experiment, you might also want to have a go at making your own rocket mouse.

Air resistance Rocket Mice



Watch the video and complete the activity


German Year 5 & 6 Home Learning (4)[1308]


spacecycle 5 (choose a different place to ride to)


Fun activities for you to try

Why not have a go at an escape room from the comfort of your own home? Click on the link below which will take you different escape rooms that the whole family can have a go at.

Click on the link below to find some fun outdoor activities you might want to do this week

Maths game

SPAG game to play

W/B Monday 18th May

I have updated the spelling lists for the next few weeks. Click on the link below to see the new list.


Ideas for helping you to learn your spellings

Spelling activities


Monday : Complete brackets exercise below

Tuesday: Read to page 33 of Jazz Harper: Space Explorer.

You task this week is going to be to write a set of instructions for a game. Like Jazz I would like you to think of game that would be fun to play in space (remember things are able to float in space). You can add in a floating element to your game, or maybe you want to bowling mid-air or even like Jazz, have to make something.

Today, you are going to plan your game. Use the story board sheet below to draw a picture and plan each stage of your game. If you don’t want to print this out, you can draw a storyboard in your workbook.

storyboard template pdf

Wednesday: Watch the following clip to remind you of some of the things you need to include in a set of instructions

Also, watch my videos on how to write a set of instructions



Can you identify each of the features I have mentioned in the example below? Highlight or write the features in your workbook.

Example of an instruction text

Thursday: Write out your instructions for your game. Don’t forget to include every step (It should take you about 2 days to finish your instructions including diagrams and all the features).

Use the following word mat to help you.

instructions word mat                 instructions word mat pdf

Friday: Complete your instructions from yesterday. Read to page 55 of Jazz Harper: Space Explorer.


For the white rose maths lessons this week, you will see that on the Friday lesson they have set a cooking challenge. Instead of doing one of the Maths lessons I have set below, you can do the cooking challenge if you would like to.

Monday: MyMaths lesson and homework

Tuesday: White Rose Maths Home Learning – Week 3 – Lesson 2 (Multiply 4 digits by 2 digits)

Worksheet 1            Worksheet 1 answers

Wednesday: MyMaths lesson and homework

Thursday: White Rose Maths Home Learning – Week 3 – Lesson 3 (Divide with remainders)

Worksheet 2          Worksheet 2 answers

Friday: 30 mins on TTrockstars and how many of the year 5 and 6 maths challenges can you complete on the link below?


This week in Science, I would like you to find out about gravity. Read the powerpoint and information sheet below about Sir Isaac Newton and watch the video.

Lesson Presentation              Lesson Presentation pdf             Newton Fact Sheet

Complete the questions

Newton Activity Sheet

Below are some experiments which seem to allow some objects to defy gravity. Have a go at them at home if you can, and let me know why you think the objects and water don’t fall like they should.


This week in Geography, I would like you to draw your own map and then write a route around it using the skills you have learnt.

Activity Sheet Route Planning                make your own map worksheet

Lesson Presentation Planning a Route pdf      Lesson Presentation Planning a Route


Last week you planned your space art inspired by Peter Thorpe. This week, I would like you to draw your final version. Remember you can use a range of materials if you want to.


I will be adding a new ‘train like an astronaut’ activity for you to complete each week.

jumpforthemoon_-_student 1


German Year 5 & 6 Home Learning (4)[1308]

W/B Monday 11th May


This week for English I would like you to start reading the book, ‘Jazz Harper: Space Explorer.’ Click on the link below for the PDF version of the book. If you search Jazz Harper: Space explorer in Twinkl, you will also find e-book version of the book.

Jazz Harper – Space Explorer – PDF Version

Monday – Read chapter 1 (up to page 12) and then answer the reading comprehension questions below.

Reading comprehension questions (Please answer the questions with 2 stars on the bottom)

Tuesday – Read to page 28 in the story.

Write a list of 5 things you would want to see in a classroom in Mars and why you would need them.

Research information on Mars to help you out.

An example sentence would be:

In my Mars classroom, I would like there to be heaters next to every desk. This is because the temperature can be as low as -140 degrees.

Wednesday – Complete the inverted commas activity on bitesize

Thursday – Imagine you have travelled in time to meet Jazz.

First, I would like you to think of some questions you would like to ask her about how her life is different to our own (think of at least 5).

Once you have written your questions, think about what Jazz’s responses would be. Don’t worry if it is not something that you have read in the book – you can make it up.


Me: What is the most exciting thing about travelling to Mars?

Jazz: All the amazing views we get to see from the windows. Did you know that there is no such thing as upside down here?

Friday – You are going to use the questions and answers that you wrote yesterday to write a conversation between Jazz and yourself. You will need to include all of the correct speech punctuation. Remember to include all the steps you learnt on Wednesday. Try to only use the word ‘said’ once. If you would like to challenge yourself, you may wish to add some adverbials to your sentences. Click on the link below to remind yourself what this looks like.

Adding adverbials to speech challenge                  Adding-adverbials-to-speech-challenge PDF


Monday  – MyMaths lesson and homework

Tuesday – Watch the video in Summer Term Week 2 – Lesson 2 (Subtracting decimals with the same number of decimal places)

Complete the worksheet

Subtracting decimals sheet 1            Subtracting decimals 1 answers

Wednesday – 30 mins on TTRockstars

How many of the challenges can you complete from the year 5 and 6 bitesize maths challenges?

Thursday – Watch the video in Summer Term Week 2 – Lesson 4 (Subtracting decimals with a different number of decimal places)

Complete the worksheet

Subtracting decimals sheet 2          Subtracting decimals 2 answers

Friday – MyMaths lesson and homework


For Science this week, I would like you to find out about the training an astronaut does before going into space.

Have a go at the following astronaut training exercises below

Train like an astronaut task 1                                  Train like an astronaut task 2

Watch the link below

Can you come up with your own exercise that an astronaut could use as part of their training? Write some instructions or create a video showing how to complete your exercise.


This week you will be finding out how to read and use a compass.

Watch the following videos to help you

Play the game below

Complete the worksheet

Links Compass worksheets

Some of you may also want to make your own compass. Watch the video below to see how this is done.


Find out about the Artist Peter Thorpe.

Look through the powerpoint

Peter Thorpe – space artist            Peter-Thorpe-space-artist pdf

Plan your picture

Space Art in the style of Peter Thorpe worksheet           Space Art in the style of Peter Thorpe pdf


Message from Mrs Eadie 11th May


Below there is a list of some life skills you may want to tick off (some will need adult supervision).

Life skills challenges 2

I hope you all have a lovely Easter break, despite the strange times we are in! I look forward to seeing everything you get up to.


Miss Rainbow


Useful links

A TWINKL login

Also included will be a Twinkl login for Parents that will allow you to access a whole host of resources to support your child, including SAT style papers, themed helpsheets and activities with crib sheets.

Please see:





Maths Homework will be set using MyMaths


The school has subscribed to MyMaths, an interactive Maths website for teaching, learning, revising and enjoying mathematics. Usernames and passwords have been given to pupils in years 1 – 6 and sent home to parents in a letter.

  • How do I find the homework my child has been set? When you go to the MyMaths homepage you will need to log in using your child’s new school username and password. You will then see some more boxes labelled ‘My Portal’ where you can put in your child’s username and password. In here you should see your child’s homework on the first screen you come to. If you can’t see it, then make sure you are on your homework page by clicking the ‘My Homework’ tab on the left hand side of the page.

IXL Learning – Please try to use this at least once per week.

The website gives children questions based on mathematics that we have already learnt about in class and will hopefully encourage them to revisit concepts from earlier in the year.

Gareth Metcalfe Live Maths Daily Lessons – live lessons and resources for KS2 children and ideas for activities and games for younger children for maths.

5 a Day – 5 a day maths questions, plus videos and worksheets on many areas of maths – suitable for Years 3 – 6.

Maths Made Easy – Interactive and downloadable resources for Years 1 – 6.

STEM Maths – Be A Mathematician – lots of Maths games and challenges to download for ages 5-14.

Maths Shed – Maths games and resources for all year groups.



Spelling Shed (lots of spelling activities, games and interactive resources)

BBC Bitesize

Oxford Owl  Reading activities and e-books.

Literacy shed Lots of exciting videos to inspire writing

 Outdoor activities

Every weekday starting Monday 23rd March Joe Wicks will be doing 30 minute live workouts on his youtube channel. A great way to get kids exercising at home.

Joe Wicks





Tuesday 15th October

Today we travelled to Chester Cathedral to take part in a Pilgrim Day. We had a fantastic time and learnt lots about the Pilgrims who visit Chester Cathedral and the monks who used to live there. In the afternoon, we were split into groups and got to make mosaics, sugar craft monks, stained glass windows and art inspired by bible stories.

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