Tuesday 23rd February 2021

Good morning, Year 5.

It was lovely to see you on Teams yesterday.  You have all started the new half-term brilliantly.  Let's see if we can keep it going!


EMA (15 minutes)

Please follow the link to My Mini Maths and scroll to Week 34.  (Converting mixed numbers and improper fractions.) Click on TUE and don't forget to check your answers. 




You can join me for this session at 9 am on Teams.

Mental Maths (20 minutes)

Click on the link below which will take you to TopMarks Maths.  


Click  the "Factors" train.  So, the highest common factor of 20 and 35 would be 5 because 5 is the highest number that goes into 20 and 35. 


LO (40 minutes)

Add fractions with different denominators within 1.

If you were not able to join me for the Teams session, you can click on the link below for a video to go through today's learning or look at the Maths PowerPoint provided.  After, choose a either the * or ** activity. 

If you're feeling confident with the work and want a challenge, try the extension activity.  Don't forget, it's really important to check your answers so you can respond to any that you have have done incorrectly.  Like we would in school, you should then try to fix your answers.




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 au.  Please complete the wordsearch attached.  Don't forget to spend time revising our words of the week, below. 

WOTW: program, programme, rhyme, rhythm

Tasks (40 minutes)

If you were unable to join me on Teams, please read through the English PowerPoint which explains your learning for today.  Over the next two weeks, we are going to write a descriptive narrative based on Carrie and Nick's first visit to Druid's Bottom.  


Mrs Bailey


Guided Reading

Please continue working through the questions.


Mrs Bailey’s Guided Reading group

Please complete the follow up questions that can be found in the files section.





I will be on Teams between 1pm and 1:30pm for if you have any questions or need any help/guidance with your History.


LO – I can design my own propaganda poster.


Following on from our lesson yesterday, you are going to spend today’s lesson creating your own propaganda poster.


Task 1 (10 minutes):

Plan your poster using the planning template in the files section.

You can use the posters that we looked at yesterday for ideas.

You need to think about the following things:

  • Are you producing a propaganda poster for the British people or the German people?
  • Who is your poster aimed at? (E.g. potential soldiers, families back home)
  • What is the message that you are trying to convey?
  • Can you come up with a slogan? (E.g. ‘Make do and mend’)


Task 2 (50 minutes):

Create your own propaganda poster.

You can create it on paper or using the computer.

[I would recommend to create it on Microsoft Publisher, Word or PowerPoint (by creating it on one slide).]

Please make sure that:

  • Your message is clear – so that somebody looking at the poster would know immediately what the message of your poster is
  • Your poster is attractive – has it got pictures? Is the writing big enough and clear enough to read? Do you have a slogan?


Please post your poster onto Seesaw. I look forward to seeing them.



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

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


LO – I can describe and explain why Hindus believe that all life is sacred.

LO – I can explain the Hindu principles of karma and reincarnation in detail and apply it to a game.


Previously, we learnt about the Hindu cycle of rebirth.

Today, we are going to focus on two aspects of this cycle in more detail – karma and reincarnation.


Task 1 (10 minutes):

Read the information about how karma affects the cycle of rebirth and how souls are reincarnated.


Task 2 (10 minutes):

Look at the Snakes and Ladders game.

Have a think about the following questions:

  1. What do you think the ladders represent (show) in terms of the cycle of rebirth?
  2. What do you think the snakes represent (show) in terms of the cycle of rebirth?
  3. What do you notice about the things on top of the snake?
  4. What about the things at the bottom of the ladder?


(Optional) Task 3 (15 minutes):

If you have a partner, play the game.

See if you can reflect on the following questions as you play and land on the different squares:

  1. Would have good or bad karma?
  2. What animal might you be reincarnated into?
  3. Would you achieve moksha?


Task 4 (30 minutes):

Make your own snakes and ladders game using the blank grid.

Remember to add snakes and ladders to your board, as well as different things which would result in good or bad karma onto the squares.


Post your games board onto Seesaw.






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

SEN Email: senco@excalibur.cheshire.sch.uk