Monday 8th February 2021

Good morning, Year 5! 

I hope you have all had a lovely weekend.  Did you see it snow a bit yesterday?  I've still got my fingers crossed!! I hope you are all ready for our last week of online learning before half term...


Please follow the link below for an assembly by Mrs Jones:


EMA (15 minutes)

Please follow the link to My Mini Maths and scroll to Week 48.  (Read and Write Roman Numerals to 1000.) I have added a PowerPoint on Roman Numerals incase you need to recap on how to read them. Click on MON and don't forget to check your answers.



You can join me on Teams for this session.  YDon't forget, your session may be at a slightly different time today depending on whether you have a session with Mr Reid so keep a look out for your invites.  

Mental Maths (20 minutes)

This week, I would like you to focus on your 9x tables.  Can you write them down and think of other number sentences that are related.? 

E.g. 9 x 7 = 63;  7 x 9 = 63; 63 ÷ 9 = 7;  63 ÷ 7 = 9; 63 = 7 x 9; 63 = 9 x 7; 7 = 63 ÷ 9

To practise your 9x table, follow the link to Hit the Button.

LO (40 minutes)

Converting mixed numbers to improper fractions.

If you didn't manage to join us on Teams today or you would like to recap in your own time, please look through the maths PowerPoint which goes over how to covert a mixed number to an improper fraction.  After, choose from a *, ** or *** activity.  Don't forget to check your answers.  If you're feeling confident, move on to the extension activity. The answers are under the blue boxes. 



You can join me on Teams for this session at 10:30.

Spellings (20 minutes)

Our spellings this week are words with an /or/ sound spelt or.  Please look at the spelling PowerPoint attached. After, complete the spelling activity sheet. Don't forget to spend 5 minutes revising our words of the week, below. 

WOTW: correspond, existence, desperate, prejudice

Comprehension Activity

Today, I would like you to read through Chapter 2 of Carrie's War.  Are there any words that you don't understand? When I read books, and come across unfamiliar words, I like to look them up in a dictionary to find their meanings.  This helps me to understand the text more clearly.  Could you do this too? 

After, choose from a * or ** star reading comprehension activity.  The answers are provided on the second page but only check once you have had a go yourself.  Remember, some questions might only require a one word answer whereas other will need you to find lots of evidence within the text. 


Mrs Bailey


Guided Reading

(Please work through this over Monday and Tuesday afternoons.  If we were in school, we would have two sessions, one on each afternoon).

Your text today is an extract from the Michael Morpurgo story, ‘War Horse’.

You will need to read pages 1-4 of chapter 1 to be able to answer the questions.

Please post your work onto Seesaw.


My small group:

Your lives Teams session is at 1pm.

Please make sure you have a pen and paper, as well as the text ‘Beetles’ and the questions.

You should have read this ready for the session.

See you soon.





LO – I can describe and explain how Hindus show respect for living things and why they believe all life is sacred.


Please join me for a live lesson on Teams at 1:45pm.

If you can’t make the lesson then please follow the instructions below.


Task 1

  1. What is your own, personal opinion about being a vegetarian?
  2. Do you think that people should be vegetarians?
  3. Why do you think that people are vegetarians?


Think about the questions and jot down your thoughts.


Task 2

Being a vegetarian is part of the Hindu religion.

Watch this video:

Why are Hindus vegetarian?


  1. Write down all of the reasons that they give for being vegetarian.


Task 3

Download the document from the files section called, ‘Reasons for being a vegetarian’.

Rank the 6 reasons in order of importance (from most to least important) according to your own opinion.

Now repeat the task but, this time, from a Hindu perspective.

  1. Did you order the cards differently?
  2. Why do you think that was?

Write a sentence to explain any differences that you noticed.

You could structure your sentence like this:

 I put … as most important but … was at the top of the list from a Hindu perspective. I think that they were different because…



Today we are going to take part in two circuits.


Healthy Heart Circuit

It is important to do regular exercise to keep your heart healthy. The following video is a short and simple circuit with 5 exercises to get your heart pumping:

'Healthy Hearts' circuit

See how many rounds of the circuit you can do! Make sure you have a rest in between.

There is a print out of the circuit for you to refer to in the files section.

Let me know how many circuits you get through on Seesaw.


Super Strength Circuit

This circuit is all about building your strength which is a really important aspect of fitness. There are 5 exercises to do:

'Super Strength' circuit

There is a print out in the files section for you to refer to which has a slightly easier option for if you are struggling and a challenge option for if you want to push yourself.

Let me know how many circuits you get through on Seesaw.



Here is the link to the juggling tutorial:

Juggling tutorial


How are you getting on with it? I am getting there with juggling 2 balls but I am still finding juggling 3 very tricky! Practice makes perfect!

Let me know how you are getting on. 😊





Files to Download

Contact the School

Excalibur Primary School

Ivy Lane

Tel: 01270 845781
Fax: Out of Hours Club - 01270 845786

SEN Contact: Anna McArdle and Heather Taylor

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