St. Philip's Catholic Primary & Nursery School

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Classes  »  Year 5

Welcome to Year 5’s page!

Here we will share pictures and information about some of the interesting things we have been doing in class.

We hope you enjoy looking at what we've been up to!
Miss Meeson, Miss Ormonde-Church,Mrs Spence and Miss Drury.

Science - Phases of the Moon

5DM have been learning about the phases of the moon. We used oreos to show the different phases. Unfortunately Miss M wouldn't let us eat all the biscuits, but it didn't stop us from trying.

Maths - Angle Animals 24.5.21

5DM have been learning about the different types of animals and how to use a protractor this week. It's not as easy as it looks, but we had lots of fun doing this.

Science - Earth and Space

5DM have been learning about Earth and Space. We have learnt about the Solar System, the orbit of the planets around the Sun by becoming the Solar System outside. Children now confidently use the correct scientific vocabulary to describe what is happening. We also learnt about why we have day and night and some of use made models to show this. After that we explored the movement of the moon in relation to the Earth and made working models to show this.


5DM have been using the program Scratch to learn how to code and debug their own programs. They have made games and animated characters; making them interact with each other and objects. They have also learnt how to design and create their own sprites (characters) and backgrounds

Snowy Day photos 14.1.21

Send us your photos of your fun in the snow. It's important to make sure that you have fun as well as doing your hard work.


Please send your Art projects or tasks to Miss Meeson or Miss Ormonde Church as we would love to show them on here.

Eli's volcano

Eli has made a wonderful volcano as part of his Geography and Science at home project.

Eli's Volcano information film

Here is a super informative video by Eli that includes some super facts about volcanos. Great work Eli!!

Nadia's volcano

Nadia has been busy making a wonderful volcano and has even included lots of wonderful information about volcanos, which she has displayed on little flags. How wonderfully creative!

Geography project videos

Here are Julia and Nikola's videos of their working volcanoes. I wonder if you know how they did this?

Geography Isolation Project

Our first Geography project has come in.rnNikola has made a superb volcano using dough!! I have never thought of using dough to do this, but it's such a good idea!!rnOutstanding work Nikola!!! Julia has been busy making a volcano too. Watch our for the video

Science - Separating mixtures using filtration 13.11.20

Today we designed and made our own filters to see if we could separate the dirt from the water to try and making clean water. We were shown a list of materials that we could use and had to design our own filter. Miss Meeson only gave us a few clues, but we still managed to work it out for ourselves. We were astonished with how well our filters worked!! We learnt that filters like these are important in countries that don't have clean water.

Art -Rembrance Day 11.11.20

Today we remembered all those people who lost their lives in the World Wars. We honoured their memories by creating some beautiful art work, which we have proudly displayed outside our classroom

Science - Testing the viscosity of liquids 10.11.20

Today we learnt about viscosity (how thick a liquid is). We had to design an investigation to test different liquids. Most of use decided to use a ramp and time how long it took the liquid to reach the bottom. After we did this, we had to evaluate our investigation and decide what we would change if we did the investigation again. We identified how if we didn't use a measuring spoon, that it wouldn't be a fair test as we put different amounts on each spoonful. We also thought that it might be interesting to test different brands of the same liquid.

Geography - Finding dormant and active volcanos 9.11.20

Today we used maps and atlases to find out the location of many of the world's active and dormant volcanos. It was really tricky, but we persevered and were able to spot nearly all of them. Hawai was really tricky for us to find!!

5DM Using adverbials to improve our sentences 2.11.20

Today we have been exploring the effects that adverbials and adjectives have on sentences. We found out that we can move the adverbials around to focus more emphasis on the them and about the role that adjectives can play in helping us to make inferences about a character.

Watch out for your Spelling Shed passwords. Your teacher will be sending them out to you by individual emails. 
Geography/Science- Layers of the Earth 25.09.20

Today in 5DM we have started to learn about the different layers of the Earth. This will help us to understand more about volcanos. To do this we all made our very own model Earths which included the Inner Core, Outer Core, Mantle and Crust from different colours of playdough. When we cut our Earths in half we could clearly see the different layers which we then labelled with little flags. Not only did we learn about the layers of the Earth, but we also learnt about perseverance as it was quite a tricky job to do.

5DM Roman Research and Powerpoint

Today 5DM have been researching the Romans using the internet and have also begun to learn how to make their own powerpoint. We will be working on this every Thursday afternoon for the next few weeks with our end result being some amazing powerpoints containing our non chronological reports about the Romans. Today we learnt how save images and to change the background on the powerpoint (including using pictures as a background) Watch this space as we will upload them onto the website so you can also find out about Roman life. All lap tops (screens, keyboards and covers)were cleaned before and after use to ensure children were COVID safe

5DM Hunting for similes and metaphors 21.09.20

5DM have been learning about the difference between similes and metaphors and we decided to take our learning outdoors. The children had to hunt and correctly sort the similes and metaphors into their table. We then went back to class and identified what the metaphors meant e.g. 'The teacher was a dragon' - The children thought this meant that the teacher was very angry and had no patience and roared at the children very much like a dragon would. 'The children were flowers growing up in a concrete jungle' - The children decided that this meant that the children grew, blossomed and brought life and beauty to the world and that the concrete jungle was their homes and cities.

Fun with FLOTSAM 8.9.20

This week Year 5DM have been studying the picture book FLOTSAM. It is a story about a young boy who finds an old box camera washed up in the sea. He gets the film developed and is astounded to see the photos and the unbelievable sights that can be seen below the sea.rnrnWe started off by exploring lots of FLOTSAM and trying to predict who it belonged to, what era they were from, what their job might be and what type of person they might be.rnWe then looked at photographs and back stories of the people and tried to match them together.rnrnWe also got to explore two box cameras. We were able to look right inside and see where the camera film would have gone and we learnt how camera film was developed. It amazed many of us!rnrnWe have more to explore with our book and are excited to find out what happens next!

Welcome to a new school year!
Here we are at the start of a new school year. It's been a strange time but we can't wait to see you all and to start our exciting Year 5 journey. We'll have lots of fun with our learning along the way.

There will be a Zoom welcome meeting on 9th September at 4pm so please check your texts for the passcode and link.
Miss M (5DM) and Miss O-C (5EO) x

To my dear Year 5s, it's the time of year that I find the most difficult; when I have to say goodbye to you. I feel so sad writing this, especially because of the short time that we had together.  I am so proud of each and every one of you and how you have faced the challenges of this year with determination and a smile on your faces (most of the time anyway).
You are all absolute treasures and I know that you are going to do brilliantly in Year 6. 
Have a great Summer, have fun and come back all refreshed in September. 

Thanks for a great year!

I would also like to bid a fond farewell to Mrs Beaumont, who is leaving St Philip's to take up a new exciting role in a different school. I am very sad to see her leave and I'm sure that you will alll wish her well on her new journey.

Miss M x
English 12.07.20

I have attached several home learning packs. Please choose whichever interests you the most. I do not expect this all done in one week. I have attached lots just in case you would like to keep busy during the holidays.

Science - Animals Including Humans - - Lesson 6 12.07.20

Hi Everyone, It's Mrs Beaumont here sneaking onto your class page... Sports day is one of my favourite days of the year. I didn't want us to miss out this year so on Tuesday 6th July our school is taking part in a virtual sports day against other schools. All you have to do is have a go at some of the activities attached and submit your scores here by 12 noon on Wednesday 8th July - You do not have to do all of the activities and can pick and choose which ones you would like to do. The more points you submit for our school the bigger our chance of winning. There are awards of sports equipment goody bags for Team work, Determination and Passion. BUT REMEMBER- The most important thing is to have LOTS OF FUN! Just like we always do at our St Philip's Sports Days! For more details and all the activities see the attached document.

Science - Lesson 3 Animals Including Humans - Life Cycles of amphibians 29.06.20


Maths a Day July Challenge

Here are some challenges to keep you busy during July. I have attached two different levels so do the challenge that suits you best (but challenges you).

Science - Eve's Parachute Experiment - Air Resistance

I have just received these lovely videos of Eve carrying out her investigation into Air Resistance. Have a watch and see what she found out. Listen out for some superb scientific vocabulary.


I have sent an email regarding your child's return to school and the dates that they will be able to attend.  I MUST receive a completed return to school (via email) before Wednesday 24th June. Without this form, your child will not be allowed back.
Science - Animals Including Humans - Life Cycles of mammals- Lesson 2 22.06.20

Copy the links below for materials to support the learning. Kangaroo Slideshow Challenge slides Interactive 1 Marvellous Mammals Video

Science - Animals Including Humans - Life Cycles Lesson 1 22.06.20

As part of the Year 5 curriculum children need to describe the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird. Here are some activities to support this. Challenge slides COPY AND PASTE THIS LINK INTO YOUR BROWSER

Ruby Bridges Comprehension

Ruby Bridges was a little girl who just wanted to go to school. Find out about the battles she overcame and her achievements as she grew up. There are three different levels of comprehension, so choose the level that suits you the best.

Writing Task 22.06.20 

Whatever you wants to write about is welcome. It could be a letter, poem, song, postcard or story. The letter could be written to the Earth or from the Earth, to future or past generations, to adults who have the power to make important decisions, to ordinary people or to other species (animals or plants). It could be written as a human or perhaps from the point of view of a bee, bird, beech tree or another species.
Please,please send these to me so I can read them.
Cinnamon's Poems

Cinnamon has been using our current situation to write two beautiful poems. One is called Lock Down and one is called Rainy Day. I wonder if anyone else could write some poems too! Great work Cinnamon! Your poems are fab!!

Alex's superb Salt Crystal Experiment

Alex has been busy carrying out a superb investigation making salt crystals! Observations over time is one of our Working Scientifically targets and Alex has done this brilliantly! Fantastic work Alex!!!!

I'm a Scientist Chat 19.6.20
Well done to all who attended the live chat today. You asked some superb questions and I hope that you have been inspired by the scientists that you spoke to. Your manners were wonderful and I am so proud of you all.

You can chat to more scientists in the Summer zone.
Chats are open 11:30-12:30 and 4-5pm on weekdays and can be joined by anyone and everyone! They have a range of scientists and engineers from all different specialties to answer all your questions

Your exisiting username and password will work for these chats.

French Learning 18.06.20 (Thanks for this Miss Varlet)

French at home! Bonjour! Here are four resources that you can use at home to keep learning French! :) Don't hesitate to get your parents or siblings involved! The first resource is a link to a home learning website that a teacher has started since the lock down. She has done some videos where she teaches key vocabularies and simple conversations in French. 🙂 The second resource is a mix of different French recipes, and I can confirm that they are typically French as it is the sort of food that Miss Valet's mum makes! 😄 The third resource is the online reading of a very special book in France called 'The Little Prince'. Michael Morpurgo will be reading extracts from the book on social media! It is an absolutely wonderful story that has had an impact on many children in France (including Miss Varlet!). The last resource is a lovely French treasure hunt that you can go and do in a park, as it is based around Spring. It's very short and simple, and although it is all in French, it is only simple words with pictures that you can always use internet to translate if you need to! 🙂 I hope these resources will be helpful! 🙂 Have fun!

TopYa –   18.06.20

School Games Championships Virtual Competition: The future looks ‘Virtual!’ Your School Games have teamed up with the online platform Top Ya! to develop a ‘free’ digital challenge competition for children (secondary and primary). There will be variety of skill-based challenges that the children watch in video format, they practice the skills then submit a video of their best performance. They will then receive personal feedback from a Top Ya! Coach. Points will be awarded for every video submitted which will be added to their ladder of success and earn prizes. 

To access these challenges which will be updated on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays:

· Download the Top Ya! app

· Join and register as a PLAYER

· Use the Invite Code 23880

· Complete the registration process by inputting all personal details

The app is then ready for use!


Virtual Big Sing logoCalling all Singers!


Not being able to hold our Big Sing at the Town Hall this term has been a huge disappointment for us.  However, we’re pleased to let you know of a way that you can still take part in a Big Sing this year – virtually, of course!

We have joined forces with Norfolk Music Hub, and many other Music Hubs across the UK, and would like to invite you to join the country wide Virtual Big Sing taking place this Friday afternoon.  Using live streaming on YouTube, you will experience ‘Singing with the Stars’ - including artists Jessie J, Nicola Roberts and Camilla Kerslake.  All of this hosted by the amazing Mark De Lisser and accessed from the comfort of your own home, or classroom!

For further information, and to register for the event, please follow the link below.  Both schools and individual students (via parents) can register for the event.  You will receive a secure link on Friday morning to enable you to join the session.  Any problems with registering, please contact and we will send you the link without a need to register directly.

Register here: 

Follow the event on social media here:






Virtual Big Sing logo


Hi everyone,

We have a chat in; Disease Detectives Zone on 2020/06/19|Fri at 11:00.

Please be there on time!

In this live chat, you can ask scientists anything you like. You don’t need any sound or video to take part, it is all done by typing.

What to do now:

  1. Create an account by going to: Please do this now so I know you have followed the instructions.
  2. Look at which scientists are signed up on your Dashboard
  3. Read their profiles
  4. Prepare 1 question for each to ask in the CHAT.

At 11:00 on 2020/06/19|Fri, login to your account and click ‘Chat’ at the top of the page to join the session.


Bradley's body project

Bradley has been working hard at home and has started a project on the body. Great work Bradley!! Keep it up

Fun Maths and Comprehension Videos
Here are a few links to some fun interactive maths and comprehension activities.

Art is where the home is 15.06.20

Big thanks to Miss Doran for sending this super pack with activities designed for you by real artists! Please send in photos of any of your creations for me to display on the website and to send to Miss Doran. For some good tutorials for drawing cartoon creatures then look up ART WITH ROB on You Tube. He is a children's author and illustrator and has lots of video tutorials.

English - Comprehension,Writing and SPAG

I have attached a set of comprehension sheets. There are different levels so choose the ability that suits you the best. I have also attached a booklet about brackets, dashes and commas to reinforce the learning we had started before school paused. I would like you to complete a research project on Forces. This can be about anything related to forces e.g. Scientists who discovered the forces, types of forces, forces in nature etc. Present it however you like and you can include results of any investigations in there.

Science - Forces 15.06.20 Watch the class clip and then complete the activities and investigations.

Random Acts of Kindness

It's important, that while we are not at school, we don't forget about the need to be kind. Why not do a Random Act of Kindness for someone in your home or community. There are some ideas here but any kind act will always be appreciated.

When the world stayed apart. We stayed together. Year 5 2020

Hi everyone, I have made a poster of our Year 5 family that I am happy to print off and laminate for you if you would like a copy of it. Drop me an email if you would like one. I have attached it as a PDF file if you would like to print it out at home yourself.

Congratulations to Miriam, Macy and Kian who have all acheived new rockstar statuses over the holidays.
Macy is now a Busker
Miriam is a Rock Star
Kian has improved his speed as a Rock Legend
Great work everyone!!! Your certificates have been emailed to you.
The Yorkshire Sport Foundation have created some super videos to help you to practise your PE skills at home. Why not have a look on their You Tube Channel.
I have attached the link below.
Note from Miss M   7.06.20
Hey, everyone,
I am missing you all very much and really wish that we were back in school and everything was back to normal. I wanted to let you all know how very proud I am of every one of you and how blessed I am to be your teacher. 
I know its tricky trying to learn at home but please try your best to do some of the activities that I set you.
I really would love to see your work so please send it to me.
I am back in school full time from this week so it may take me a little longer than normal to reply to you, so don't worry if I don't get straight back to you.
I am only an email away guys, please keep in touch and tell me how you are getting on.

Miss M x
Wellbeing Week

During this difficult time, it's important that we look after our wellbeing. Why not fill out this wellbeing diary and celebrate yourself and what you are proud of.

Primary Science Teaching Trust 9,10 and 11 8.06.20

Here are some more fun, science activities for you to try our at home. Don't forget to send me some photos of any work that you do.

Ash's How to Keep Healthy Information Sheet

Ash has been busy learning about how to keep healthy and has produced a super sheet with lots of good advice.Great work Ash.

Week 11 Reading Comprehension

These comprehensions have three levels of difficulty ranging from one to three stars. Please make sure that you choose the most appropriate one for you. If these are too tricky then please email me and I am happy to send alternative ones.

Week 11 English Adverbial for linking sentences

I have attached some activities to reinforce your work on adverbials for linking sentences.

FUN ART!!  26.05.20

Hi everyone, I have attached a link for a really simple, fun and effective art activity. It is based on the work of three artists.
Sonia Delaunay, Robert Delaunay and Beatriz Milhazes.  Why don't you have a go and send me photos of your work.
Science - Irreversible Changes - Including Cooking 22.05.20

We should have been studying Irreversible changes as our class topic next half term so I have attached an Escape Room game (which you might need to do a bit of research for). I have also attached a PDF and powerpoint with some information on and some simple investigations that you could do at home. I have also included some delicious recipes that you might want to try. Cooking is a great way of finding out about irreversible changes. There is a lovely cheesecake recipe and you know how much I LOVE cheescake!!! As always, I would love to see any photos or short (no longer than 30 seconds) videos about what you have been doing.

Lockdown Residential Videos

Here are the videos of our lockdown residential. Szymon's night by the fire looks great!

Wonderful Work Week 8

Grace has been studying some Science and has produced and OUTSTANDING model of the digestive system!!! Brilliant work Grace.

Brownlee Art Competition

Hi everyone, Mrs Beaumont has sent this to see if any of you would like to take part in this competition. Alistair Brownlee (A team GB triathlete) is having to train in his endless pool in his garage but his garage walls are dull and uninspiring. He wants YOU to design a picture that can be used to decorate his walls. You could even use your perspective drawings to send him. There are more details on the attached flyer. You need to send your design to the email on the flyer but can you also send them to me too please and I will post them all on the website. The competition closes on 20th May.

I'm a Scientist Live Chat 18.05.20
Well done to everyone who joined in with the live chat today. Your questions were outstanding and you were so polite to the scientists. I am extrememly proud of you all.  
If you have any more questions then please use the link below and you can ask them here.

If anyone would like the transcript (like a script of everything that was said) I have downloaded it and will send it to your parents email address.
Live Camera of the nesting boxes on Coquet Island

If you are interested in birds, especially puffins, you might want to have a look at these live cameras on the birds at the RSPB sanctuary on Coquet Island.
Hi everyone, I have signed us up for another live chat. If you registered for the chat last week then you should be able to use the same log in for this one too.

If you did not create a new login then you MUST create a new one via the link below.
The logins in your journal are out of date and WILL NOT work.

Please make sure that you read up on the scientists and think of some questions that you might like to ask. We will be in the PHYSICS ZONE again.
Year 5 Lockdown Residential Photos

Coronavirus may have stopped our residential at This Green Moon, but in Year 5 we are having our own Lockdown residential. Keep checking back for more photos. I have attached some photos with example tents that Eve's Mum kindly sent to me. Please scroll down the class page for the suggested activities.

Science Lessons - The Digestive System 17.5.20

Science Lesson 1 Teeth Science Lesson 2 Digestion - Copy and paste the link above into your search bar to find an online lesson about digestion. You can then do the accompanying activities from the worksheets that I have attached.

Primary Science Teaching Trust 8 -Watery Science 14.5.20

In this weeks Science fun you can explore a density jar (which I love to do). One of the extra challenges is making water bend. I remember when I first learnt how to do this many years ago! It is amazing!!

This Green Moon Residential 20th-21st May
As our residential has sadly had to be cancelled because of the virus, I thought it might be fun if we tried to recreate it in our own homes. On the residential, we would have been sleeping in teepees, making our own pizzas, having a talent show and collecting eggs in the morning to make breakfast.
Here are my ideas:
1) Make your own tent somewhere in your house or in your garden and have midnight (or anytime in the day) snacks in there. If you have Facetime then you could Facetime your friends and have your snacks together.
2) Show me your talents. Send me photos or short videos of your talent. That can be anything at all, jokes, art, singing, dancing, sport, reciting a poem, playing an intsrument etc. 
3) Ask your family to hide some eggs in your garden or around the house and you have to hunt for them and then learn how to make an eggy breakfast. If you don't like eggs, hide your porridge or cereal.
4) Make tea for your family, you can make pizzas in lots of different ways or challenge yourself to learn how to make something else (ask your parents for help).

Please send me any videos and photos of your activities and I will make a slideshow of them for you to keep, as a memory of our YR5 residential. Please keep videos to around 30 secs or less  if possible.

Science at work -Part 4 Space Scientists

Here you can find out out the space scientists Dr Jane Strachan and Dr Suzie Imber. The PDF attached includes hyper links for you to send in questions or drawings for the Scientists and also to watch a video of them on the 19th May

Hi everyone, here is a link to access free online e books and comprehensions as I know it may be difficult to find books at the moment.

Stories to listen to
Follow the link below to choose a story, read by an author or famous person. There are stories for all age ranges on there.

Book Challenges

Follow this link (then scroll down the page) to to find some FUN book challenges. There are challenges for all ages up from 3 -16 so it can be fn for all the family. I would LOVE it if you can send me some photos of you (and your family) doing the challenges.
Photo Gallery Week 7 What an outstanding range of work everyone!!

This week, Grace has been busy doing some Art work, including a perspective drawing just like the ones we did at the beginning of the year. Macy has been making a lava lamp from her book '101 coolest Science experiments' It looks great Macy!!! Chrissie has produced some fantastic RE work about Islam and has also been investigating the Science of how bees pollinate flowers! Eve has been working on her persuasive writing and trying to argue why we should or shouldn't have a school uniform. I have set her the challenge to try and persuade me that teachers should wear one. Jack has really enjoyed reading the book we sent home 'The Explorer' and has been enjoying working through the tasks about it. Kian has been looking at the history of Middleton Railway to create his poster and has even been riding there for his daily exercise! Miyangi has been researching Charles Dickens and found out some wonderful facts about him.

Please can you send me a photo of your child holding a message for the class as soon as possible. I am trying to make a nice slideshow that includes all the children in the class. 
Thank you to everyone who sent me their photos quickly after receiving my email.
Miss M x
Song Challenge 9.5.20
Have a look at this silly song and see if you and your family can learn the different parts and sing it together. 
I would love to see any videos of this.  You could also do this via Facetime etc and sing it with your friends.
Timestable Rockstars 9.5.20
Congratulations to Macy who has moved up a status for the second week in a row and is now a Garage Rocker and to Szymon who has become a Rock Legend!  
Well done to you both. Your certificates are on the way!
Who will be our certificate winners next week?  Come on Year 5! 
Ten Minute Maths 8.5.20

I have attached these activities as they cover more areas than Fluent in Five. Don't worry if you can't do some of them as we hadn't managed to cover all the areas before school stopped. There are 30 activities to do(All activities have answers attached). Please do not try to do them all at once. Spread them out.

THE EXPLORER by Katherine Rundell 7.5.20

Here are some activities linked to the novel that you took home called 'The Explorer' There are lots of activities and it is best if you do them in the correct order.

Year 5 Grammar Workbook 7.5.20

Here is a grammar workbook to keep your learning up to date. It has all the answers included on separate pages (so no cheating). It is something that you can do a little bit of when you have some time.

Primary Science Teaching Trust 7 - Musical Science

The next activity in our Science at home activties.

Maths Week 6

I want you to now have a go at a new topic about converting decimals, percentage and fractions. I have attached worksheets to support your learning, a teaching slide to show you how to do it and some videos that will help you as well. Please do not worry if you struggle with this I will help you if you are stuck either by email or when we get back to school. There are two types of worksheets (ones that say W01, WO2 etc and ones that say Year 5 on them). Try to use the sheets from both resources. Answers are included. The files that say ANS are the answers for the sheets that say WO.

VE day children's work

Feel free to send me any work that you do and I will happily put it up on the website for your friends to read.

VE Day

Hi everyone. Please send me photos about any of your work that you do about VE day. Arthur has made a plane and medal today and is very proud of it!! Alex has made a poster about WW2 and how it affected the people of Leeds. Szymon has produced a lovely piece of work about VE day with a super illustration of a spitfire. Gabriel has made a reenactment of a WW2 battle using his lego, written some great information and made a VE day flag. Bradley has made a superb banner to decorate his house for VE day. Grace has written super diary about a war child and worked out how to use morse code

I'M A SCIENTIST LIVE CHAT 18.05.20 @ 3pm
Hi everyone, I have signed us up for another live chat. If you registered for the chat this week then you should be able to use the same log in for this one too.

If you did not create a new login then you MUST create a new one via the link below.
The logins in your journal are out of date and WILL NOT work.

Please make sure that you read up on the scientists and think of some questions that you might like to ask. We will be in the PHYSICS ZONE again.
Look at what we have been doing in Week 7

Ash has been developing his IT skills and has used these to produce two lovely pieces of work. A project on Albert Einstein and a piece of Creative writing. Maya has great a great document about how to keep healthy.

I'm a Scientist Live Chat May 4th

We had great fun chatting to real scientist in the Physics zone of I'm a Scientist Stay at home today. I took some photos of the chat (but not all saved because I run out of storage on my phone!!!)

I'm a Scientist Stay at Home
Well done to everyone who came online for the live chat today. The questions that you asked were fantastic and I really hope that you enjoyed it. 
I will try to book another chat and let you know when it is on here.
If you had anymore questions (or were unable to access the chat) then you can ask them via this link.

Vote for your favourite scientist of the week via this link

I'm a Scientist Stay at Home  TODAY 4th May 3pm
To access the live chat, go to the speech bubble that says chat and when the chat opens, you will be allowed in.

We are in the physics zone and have six scientists ready to answer your questions.

If you have not yet registered then register via this link
VE day May 8th

Here is a resource pack with some fun activities you could do this week. There are a few recipes that you could try, songs to learn and also instructions on how to Lindy Hop.

VE (Victory in Europe) Day 75th Anniversary Celebrations May 8th
VE day was the day towards the ends of World War 2 when fighting against Germany stopped in Europe.
Here are a few activties that you could do.

Art and Design - pattern and colour work using the colours of the Union Jack to create bunting for a street party. It would be lovely to see photos of your bunting if you do this.  (Copy the link below for some downloadable bunting. )

                            - line and shading work to draw the local memorial (use a photograph if you can't visit) and try and capture the shadow and light.

Music - compare the music of the time to modern music and identify similarities and differences between them.
            - learn to sing one of the songs and think about the meaning and the tone it should be sung with.

PSHE - watch the video of VE day in London and consider or list why people were celebrating and why it's important that we remember it today. You will hear Winston Churchill the British Prime Minister addressing the nation.

Design Technology - Plan what you would serve for a street party to mark the end the war in Europe. To add additional challenge, learn about rationing and limit the food available to be used during the party.

Useful Resource Links:

Winston Churchill's speech to the nation

BBC Teach clip explaining VE day

VE Day 75 Official Site

Szymon's STEM challenge- Making a conveyor belt

Have a look at the conveyor belt that Szymon has made from one of our STEM challenges! It really works!!! Outstanding work Szymon! (The video is taking a long time to upload!!)


Here are some fun activities to do to help you to learn about superbugs and our battle against them. Copy and paste this link to get the slide show that accompanies the activities. I have also attached the KS1 resources in case you have younger children who would like to learn about this too.

Times Table Rockstars   1.5.20
Congratulations to: 
Kian and Chanice for becoming Rock Legends 
Macy for becoming a Wannabe.

Great work guys, your certificates are coming via email 

Gabriel's Science Book about David Attenborough

A massive well done to Gabriel for producing this outstanding book about David Attenborough! I am so impressed with you Gabriel.

Writing Activities for Week 5,6,7   30.04.20

Hi everyone, if you follow the link below (or copy and paste into your browser) you will find some videos that I would like you to use as prompts for your writing.  I would like you to use your powers of persuasion to put forward your own opinion on each topic.  You can present this as a persuasive letter, video report or maybe even have a family debate  with your siblings or parents. 
Why not try Facetiming your friends and discussing your idea like we do in class. You often work together in class and that is still okay to do now (if your parents are happy for you to do this). You could even include other people's opinions in your report.
Eve's Leeds At War presentation

Well done to Eve for sending me a fantastic powerpoint about Leeds during the War. I learnt some facts that I didn't even know! Great work Eve!

Primary Science Teaching Trust 6 - Gases

Learn about gases using these fun activities.

Fluent in Five Maths Week Five

I have attached the Fluent in Five for Week 5. If you start to get stuck on any please email me as I have started to make them more tricky. There is one question on there this week that you might need to research a little bit before you can answer it.

STEM at home challenges

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) plays a large part in our everyday lives and when these four subjects work together, amazing things are created. Have a go at these fun challenges. PLEASE send photos of any that you do. I would love to be exploring these in class with you!

Primary Science Teaching Trust 5

Here are a few activities that you can do at home with all your family. Remember Year 5 to have a look at the extension activities at the bottom of the second page.

IT - Coding

Here is a link to access SCRATCH. It's a great website for learning how to code and create and debug (find the problem and fix it) programs that they make.
Physical Health

I have attached a plan that can be used to do some activities around your child's physical health. It would be great it you could send in some photos of any work that you do.

Photo Gallery Week 5

Please keep the photographs coming. It is wonderful to see all the wonderful things that you are doing. This week Ellis has been busy gardening and going on a bug hunt in the park with his family Miyangi has sent a picture in of her enjoying some time in the garden. Grace has got a new book to read and been busy making a delicious looking pizza for tea. Szymon has been busy finding out about the History of Leeds and sent his lovely project for you to have a look at.


I have managed to secure a live chat with real scientists in the Physics Zone of I'm a Scientist Get Me Out of Here. It will be on Monday 4th May at 3pm and will last for 40 minutes.  
To be able to access this you need to copy and paste the URL below into your browser and then you should be able to create your own username and code to access the website.  If you have done this, can you please email me to let me know.
This is a brilliant opportunity to ask actual working scientists any questions you may have.

All conversations are text based only no audio or video is required.
This chat will only be accessed by children from our class. 
The Safeguarding statement is available on the I'm a Scientist website. All chats are moderated and I will be logged in too.
I'm a Scientist

Hi everyone.
I have applied for our class to take part in I'm a Scientist again but this time you will be able to do it at home.  If we are successful then I will be sending you all a link so that you can create your own account and take part.

Miss M x
Fantastic research work!!!

An amazing and HUGE poster about the History of Leeds by Gabriel. A lovely piece of research about Albert Einstein by Alex. Fantastic work boys! I am so impressed with your hard work!!!

Jack's Slideshow about the History of Leeds

Here is the slideshow that Jack has made about the history of Leeds. It taught me lots of facts that I didn't know so it would be lovely if you could all have a look and then maybe even make your own slideshow. Fantastic work Jack!!!

For those of you who are missing our singing sessions with Mr Leech,  here is a link to do some daily online singing with him and other teachers from the Dioscese of Leeds. You will need to subscribe to the You Tube channel and then you can access a singing lesson at 2pm each day.

Here is a link to the BBC bitesize daily lessons. There are lots of different lessons for lots of different subjects that you can choose from. Why not have a go at some of them.

Fluent in Five Maths Week Four

Here is your Fluent in Five Arithmetic for Week 4. There is an list of You Tube links for videos to support you with any questions that you might be stuck on. Don't forget that I am only an email away.

English - Modal verbs and adverbs of possibility

This week I would like you to reinforce some learning from earlier in the year that needs to be refreshed. I have attached a powerpoint and a home learning booklet (with the answers at the end)

We may not be together but we are never far apart

I have loved receiving emails with photos of the things you have been doing over this time apart. Please keep the photos coming. Gabriel has shared his family journey through Easter. Grace has completed the Art Challenge. Look at the difference over the days!! Alex has been learning how to make a vegan mayonnaise and Curtis has been learning how to make a healthy omelette, doing some Science investigation and exploring the History of Leeds. Jack has made a brilliant slide show about where he lives (but I can't post it on here because it has his address) Szymon has sent me a lovely hello message too. Maya has been making lots of different colours of playdough and has been colouring her hands in the process too! Caitlin has sent me some of her beautiful drawings Keep the photos coming everyone! It's so good to see you.

World Earth Day 2020

Find out about the scientist Jamie Garcia and her work towards making plastics more reusable. I have attached a powerpoint, information sheet and a quiz about her. It would be great if you could find out more about recycled plastics and send it to me. Make sure it's fun, a newspaper report on Jamie Garcia, or you could even do your own Newsround clip telling us about her. Posters, paintings etc would be great to see too. I would love photos of you making things by recycling plastics. How about a fashion show with clothes made out of recyclable materials. I can't wait to see what you come up with.

Primary Science Teaching Trust - Science at work - Florence Nightingale

With the appearance of Nightingale Hospitals all around the country, I thought it was important for you to know little bit about the lady behind the name.

Hi my lovelies,  I am missing you all so much and I would love to see your smiley faces. I'm sure that you are all missing each other too so I thought it would be lovely if you could send in a photo of yourself (you could even be holding a message for your friends) and I will display them all on here for you to see.

Miss you all so much
Miss M x
Primary Science Teaching Trust Investigation 4

Here is a fun activity for all the family. If you want to extend yourself further then you need to be doing the extension activities. I wonder if you could make a density jar and send me some photos to put on the website?

Science Research Project  (This can take the whole half term to do)

I have attached a list of a variety of scientists who are linked with the Year 5 Science topics. What I would like to you do is to research one or more of these scientists and present your findings in a fun way (powerpoint, tv show, poster, book, art work etc).
If you know of any other scientists that you are interested in then please feel free to research them too.
Things that you could find out about could be:
Their early lives and background?
What made them become interested in the type of Science they did?
What impact has their work had on the world?

Living things and their habitats : Jane Goodall, Sylvia Earle, Dr Paula Kahumbu, Mangal Mani, Sir David Attenboruough

Animals including Humans : Alexander Fleming, Louis Pasteur, Eva Crane, Virgina Apgar

Properties and changes of materials : Sir Humphrey Davy, Jamie Garcia, Becky Schroeder, Spencer Silver Arthur Fry and Alan Amron, Ruth Benerito

Earth and Space:  Margaret Hamilton, Stephen Hawking, Mae Jemison, Claudius Ptolemy and Nicolaus Copernicus, Neil Armstrong, Helen Sharman, Caroline Herschel, Valentina Tereshkova, Katherine Johnson

Forces:  Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, Galileo Galilei, Archimedes of Syracuse

I can't wait to see what you can find out!  

Royal Society of Biology Home Activity Booklets

I have attached this booklet that has ideas for some investigations that you could do at home. Most of them have equipment that can be found in your home or easily accessed. The stroop test document is to accompany one of the investigations in the booklet.

Science Fun with Eggs

Some eggscellent fun activities that can be done at home with eggs.

Have a look at these websites 
It is free at the moment and covers a variety of maths topics. I have been on it myself to have a look and it has explanation videos with activties to support them.

The website below is a link to a printable set of resources that you could use if you want to make your own time capsule to record this time and maybe help to teach future generations about what it was like to be a child during the coronavirus pandemic.

You could also join the Middleton Leeds Display Board  group on Facebook. It has lots of ideas and links to activities that you might want to do.

History Writing Activity
We all live in Leeds, but how much do you really know about the city that you live in?
I would like you to use the link to this website to find about about Leeds over time. (You can even find out about Leeds United in one section too)
You could study:
Leeds over time
Leeds at war
Creativity in Leeds
Industrial Leeds
Leeds Society and Community 

Try to present your work in a fun way. Could you do a video report for me, a poster, newspaper, powerpoint or time travelling story.  I would like you to put some effort into this so please don't send me something that you have rushed. Take your time and produce a piece of work that you are very proud of.

Here is the link to the website
Virtual Tours and Trips

Seeing as we are very limited as to where we can go at the moment, I thought I would attach this great resource that I found. You can go on virtual tours all over the world by just clicking on a link. I have been for a look around the Great Wall of China, to the acropolis in Greece and watched a Beluga Whale in Chicago zoo who was playing with a buoy. It's great fun! See if you can find the dolphin called Winter. Winter was trapped and lost her tail in an accident but luckily for her she was rescued and now has a false tale. Winter's story inspired the wonderful and inspiring film 'A Dolphin's Tale' I wonder where in the world you might go.

Online Safety Activities

Here are a few activities to remind you about how to keep yourself safe when you are online. There are links to videos and activities to complete after them.

Fluent in Five Maths Week Three

Here is your Fluent in Five for Week 3. I have now added subtracting fractions onto them. There is a link to a You Tube video to support you with this. It easier than you think.

Thank you so much to all the parents and children, who have been sending me the work that you have been doing to have a look at. It's lovely to be able to keep in touch with you via email. If any children want to write an email to have a little chat and tell me about what they have been doing then please let them. I would love to hear from them.

Unfortunately, I have only heard from a small group of children in the class and this does worry me as I care very much about every child in our class. If you haven't been in contact yet, then please can you drop me an email to let me know how your child is.  If you have lost my email it is

Also, I would love to post some photos of the things on the website that you have been up to, this could be the work I have set you, creative activities or working out with Joe Wicks. 

Missing you all lots

Miss M x
Holy Week Reflections and Activities

I have attached some Holy Week reflections that you could do as a family. They have lovely artwork to accompany the reflections and also have simple ideas that you could do each day. Holy Week starts this coming Sunday 5th April so please do the reflections from next Monday 6th April

ART - Learn to draw a variety of cartoon characters/creatures etc on the You Tube Channel - Create with Chris
Why not have a go and send the photos in to me!

SCIENCE - Have a look at the You Tube Channel drbinocs. It has lots of fun episodes (Thanks Alex for suggesting this)
                   You could also look at Bill Nye the Science Guy who has lots of videos about a variety of Scientific topics.
Maths Challenges and Problem Solving

I have attached a variety of maths challenges for all Year groups so have a go at them and see which ones you can complete. You could even time yourself or work with a friend over Facetime to complete them as a team.

Reading Comprehensions

I have attached a variety of reading comprehensions. Stage 6 is the hardest and Stage 1 is the easiest. Have a look at them an choose which is most suitable for you. Some are suitable for younger children so I have attached them in case you have younger brothers or sisters who would like to do them. Each level has several comprehensions (with answers) so you have to scroll down to find the next one. If you have run out of ink then please write the answers into the exercise book that I sent home with you.

ART - drawing challenge

Have a look at the clip about Austin's butterfly. You will see how practise, practise, practise helps to develop your drawing skills. Draw the same picture several times and try to improve it each time you do. Keep every drawing that you do and then send your first and most recent one to me after a few days (or weeks). I would love to see the progress that you have made.


STEM (Science, technology, engineering and maths) is a fantastic way to find out about the world around us right now and in the future. Have a go at these fun activities and see how many you can do. I would love to see photos of you completing them! Look at this website for lots of fun interactive Science activities for you I have also added on a Science Sparks activity sheet. The activity is fun and there are extension activities on the bottom that are more suitable for Year 5s

Week 2 MATHS - Fluent in Five Daily Arithmetic Practise

I have added the Fluent in Five tasks for this week. Remember to do them daily (not all at once). DO NOT use a calculator to solve the problems. These are things that you have learnt in class, except for subtracting fractions. Anything that you are stuck with then look at the You Tube Links on the attached document. Don't forget that I am only an email away so I can help you.

Geography Grid References

We have been learning how to use four figure and six figure grid references in Geography. I have attached a powerpoint explaining how to do this and some activity sheets. Why not make your own map of your house, street or imaginary world and mark on places for your parents to find.

Book Bingo

Here is a challenge for you all. I have attached a some Book Bingo sheets. Why don't you try and challenge yourself to see how many you can do.


Hi everyone, I hope you are all doing well, keeping safe and WASHING YOUR HANDS a lot! I will be posting some things for you to do on this website to try and keep you all going over the next few weeks. The creative writing pack that I sent home should last you for quite a while. You can do the activities in any order and don't forget to try and use different styles of writing such as information texts, stories, persuasive writing, diary entries, newspaper reports, plays, magazines.  I would love to see these so please send them to me via my email address. Don't forget to edit your work before you send it to me though, I don't want to be nagging you over email about punctuation, capital letters, handwriting and paragraphs. I still expect you to produce neat work and to put a lot of effort into it. Write a date and title as normal and underline these. ​​​​​​​Don't forget to use ISPACED to vary your sentence starters and to include a range of clauses in your work. Many of you had the target to ensure that you used conjunctions to link some paragraphs together. Please make sure that you do this. I will soon be setting tasks based on your book The Explorer so watch out for these. Don't forget that the book MUST be returned to school so look after it please. I am going to try and find a way to read to you every day as we never finished Gabriel's clock and I have other books to read to you.

Answers for the Home Learning Packs that were sent home.

Here are the answers for the Home Learning Packs that I sent home. You may have to scroll through the whole document to find the answers as I can't split it up.


I have attached the Year 3/4 grid and the Year 5/6 grid of words that your child needs to learn to spell. Please feel free to give them a test on these and then work on the words that they don't know. I have attached some crosswords that link to the grids for your children to do. Children also need to learn how to spell a wide variety of homophones (words that sound the same but are spelt differently). They need to be able to use the correct spelling within a sentence e.g. Which witch is the most wicked. I ate a pair of pears for lunch. They're at the park with their mum. They are sitting over there.

Fluent in Five Maths Week One

I have attached the Fluent in Five questions for this week. You all know how to do this. Do it in the back of the exercise book that I gave you and make sure that you write Fluent in Five and the date that you do it (underlined). Please only do one set per day. There are five days worth so it's just like you would do in class. Parents - This is a word document. Each day has new questions and the answers are on the following page so you just have to scroll down to find them. I have attached links for You Tube videos as some children struggle with certain calculations and may need your help so the videos are really useful to show them. If you are unsure about any of the questions then please email me and I will help you with that.

Using our inference and prediction skills

Today, groups of children in Year 5 were given a piece of a mystery jigsaw puzzle. They worked in their groups, using inference and prediction to find out as much as possible from the limited information they had. After that, we put the puzzle together to show a very strange character. Children then looked closely at the image to find out as much as possible about them and they used the find details in the image to make inferences and predictions about him and what his story might be. I wonder if you can think of a story for him?

Aristotle VS Galileo

Today we have been testing the theories of two scientists. Aristotle, who lived 2500 years ago in Greece and Galileo who lived approximately 400 years ago in Italy. Aristotle believed that the heavier things were, the faster they would fall. Galileo believed that the mass made no difference to how fast things fall. We carried out three experiments to test these theories. 1- Does the weight of a film cannister affect how fast it falls? 2- If we fold a piece of paper, what happens to the speed of the descent. 3 - If we drop a cup cake case, then increase the numbers of cases that we drop, will the speed of descent be affected. From our results we had to make a decision about whose theory was correct and we decided that our evidence supported Galileo's theory.

Roman Clay
Leeds rebound
Measuring Heart rate
Finding Places on OS maps

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