Distance Learning – Year 5

Term Six, Week Two:

Happy Friday Team Five! We have heard some wonderful things from your week – lots of delicious cooking and healthy, nutritious food being prepared for your families.

We have another jam-packed week full of activities ahead…this week’s focus is Art – see our weekly planner for further details. You are all fabulously creative and so we cannot wait to see what you all get up to.

Maths: We are entering into decimals as our focus this week. For additional support, please see the video https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Year-5-Week-7.pdf

English: We are continuing with ‘The Game’. The activities below follow on from last week’s booklet (full booklet for reference).

Art: Pop Art link with Andy Warhol PowerPoint

We hope you have a great week,

Mrs Willoughby and Mrs Whiting.

Welcome to Term Six:

Happy Friday everyone, we hope you have had a glorious half term – what a fantastic week of weather we have all had. Stepping into the first week of Term 6, there are some slight changes to our home learning – please take a little time to look over our weekly planner. Whilst Year 5 are not officially back in school yet, both Mrs Whiting and I are back in and will be supporting and teaching other children – we will still be contactable however there may be a slight delay in our response. We want to reiterate just how important you all are and remind you of how proud we are as your teachers – we are so impressed with your continued efforts. We cannot wait to see you all – hopefully very soon.

Maths: Continuing with fractions, please follow the link for the home learning video links: https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Year-5-Week-6.pdf


Science focus: Come dine with me.

As you can see from our weekly planner, this week we are looking at what our body needs. Please refer to the planning sheet for further details and expectations.

Happy new term Team Five 🙂

Mrs Willoughby and Mrs Whiting

Happy Half Term Team Five:

We can’t quite believe we’re wishing you a happy half term already – this term has whizzed by…

Mrs Whiting and I would like to wish you all a very happy Friday and hope that you’re all ready for a well-deserved rest. We hope that you enjoy your week off and get lots of opportunities to get outside and enjoy the warm weather. We can’t wait to hear all about what you get up to.

Have fun and stay safe 🙂

Week Seven: PSHE focus

Happy Friday Team Five, well done for completing another week of home learning. Having spoken to lots of you this week, it appears that our new style of planning is working well so we’re going to use it again this week. Similarly, it has been so refreshing to hear lots of your happy stories and experiences since being in lockdown – keep going, you’re all doing great! Week Seven’s plan.

Week seven riddle: How many letter are there in the English alphabet?

Maths: We continue to follow the White Rose Maths’ scheme. The focus this week is ‘add and subtract fractions’. Please follow the link for a demonstration video. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/


PSHE: Our Special People project.

As always Team Five, we hope you have a lovely week.

Mrs Willoughby and Mrs Whiting

Week Six: Science focus

Happy Thursday Team Five! As we move into our sixth week of home learning, we’re taking a more ‘stripped-back’ approach to our planning (the aim being that it will be more manageable). From this week, we will send out a weekly timetable with allocated tasks for each day. Alongside your core subjects, we will continue to set a project based subject as this has had such a positive response thus far. We hope that this is something that suits you all – please feel free to pop any questions on an email to our class email address.

Week Six riddle: What has a bed but never sleeps, can run but never walks, and has a bank but no money?

Maths: As of this week, the worksheets that coincide with the White Rose Maths scheme are no longer available online. Please therefore use the links below to open up this week’s worksheets and answers. For a demonstration of this week’s focus, please watch the educational video linked here: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/



We hope you enjoy your week.

Mrs Willoughby and Mrs Whiting

Week five: VE Day celebrations

A hello from us: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mT35Vp_U1Bc&list=PLAXuy9crCzyhopUdddUIxQFaQ0mg6gMhA&index=3&t=0s

Happy Friday Team Five, another great week. We have seen some fantastic examples of effort, resilience and lots of pride in your work – a huge well done.

Stepping into week five, we have a very exciting and slightly different week planned for you all. Whilst we continue to expect you all to carry out your usual activities: tt rockstars, spelling shed and White Rose Maths, your week will then solely be based around VE Day.

For details, please go back on to the Home tab, click on School Closure and then on to the VE Day home learning section for all activities.

White Rose Maths link for this week: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

**If you have any photos from your VE Day celebrations – party, decorations, fancy dress – we would love to see them. Please forward these to onlinesafety@huttonprimaryschool.co.uk **

Have a great week Team Five,

Mrs Willoughby and Mrs Whiting.

Week four: a European study continued


As we step into our fourth week of learning from home, we wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you. We are so proud to be your teachers – we are so impressed with the determination and motivation you have shown as we all continue on our exciting adventure. We wish all of you a very happy start to your week and hope you’re happy, safe and well.

For this week, you will be continuing with your geography (non-chronological report) focus – this should now be moving into the publishing stage.  

Mrs Willoughby and Mrs Whiting

Reminder: For instructions, support and handy hints with work, we now have a Hutton School YouTube page – you will need to locate the ‘playlist‘ tab and open up Year 5’s page. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuLBuTtr3PM2CyCdGNwuTYw/playlists?view_as=subscriber

Class Book:

chapter 26 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5p5aQf6nbWo&t=4s

chapter 27: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZonhuhCNNU

Week Four riddle:What gets wetter as it dries?’


  • Daily reading: you must read for at least 15 minutes every day (please make sure this is logged in your reading log).
  • Spelling Shed: please continue to practice your spellings, using the games on the site. Once you’re confident with these, you can always practice the Year 5+6 New Curriculum Spelling List.
  • Written piece: A reflection. To coincidewith our Parisian focus, we would like you to listen to music by Camille Saene – a French composer during the Nationalistic period. His most famous work included Carnival of the Animals and Danse Macarbre. In your books, you need to reflect on the music you have heard. Please use ‘a’ song to focus on (use the name as your title).

…What did you hear? What instruments stood out to you? How did the music make you feel? What did you think about when you listened to the music? After listening to the composer’s work, how might you describe the composer? Do you think there is a story behind the music?


Religious Education: We have chosen to continue the Lent Challenge; because we have had so many lovely responses. So for this week, we ask…

21 – ‘If you were God for a day, what would you do?’

Geography: You are now in the second and final week of your non-chronological report focus – all about the city of Paris. Using the hints we’ve provided, this now needs to be published in your books. Please remember to use all of the features we would expect to see: title, subheadings, formal and technical vocabulary and be-a-u-tiful handwriting.  Please remember to present your work neatly and in an informative and formal manner (no slang or apostrophes for omission i.e missing letters). For further support, please watch this explanation video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7KKB23ifMs&list=PLAXuy9crCzyhopUdddUIxQFaQ0mg6gMhA&index=2&t=5s

Have a great week Team Five!

Term 5 – our adventure continues…

Week three: A European study

Bonjour l’équipe cinq, 

Welcome back! We hope you have had a fabulously restful Easter break: getting outside in the sunshine, eating chocolate and having lots of fun with your families.

So…week three of home learning. What do we have in store? Three clues: Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum and Cathedral Notre-Dame. Grab your map and polish off your phrase book; we’re going to Paris (metaphorically speaking). As we step into Term 5, we are going to immerse ourselves in all things cultural and we are starting with the Parisian way of life. Let’s get this show on the road! Have a great week Team Five.

Reminder: For further instructions, support and handy hints with work, please look at the class YouTube page.

Class Book: chapter 25.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Odp6sZ-Jya0

Week three riddle:Where can you find cities, towns, shops and streets but no people?’


  • Daily reading: you must read for at least 15 minutes every day (please make sure this is logged in your reading log).
  • Spelling Shed: please continue to practice your spellings, using the games on the site. Once you’re confident with these, you can always practice the Year 5+6 New Curriculum Spelling List.
  • Poetry written task – ‘The Car Trip’ by Michael Rosen. Listen to the poem online and complete the challenges below in your books.
  1. In what ways in this family trip like your family trips?
  2. How did the mum persuade the boys to calm down and get along with each other?
  3. How has the choice of words and phrases created the feeling of a real family trip?
  4. Why do you think the boys wanted so many different things to happen in the car?
  5. Why is a family important?
  6. Does the author like the mother in the poem?


This page has a useful short video for you to watch. For each day there is a work sheet for you to complete. If you are lucky enough to have a printer, which is working, you can print the sheets off and work on the sheet. If not, you can write your answers in your exercise books (please write the date and title if doing this). Don’t panic if there is too much to do in one week – this is all new to all of us so let’s just have a go and see how you get on.

Religious Education: We have chosen to continue the Lent Challenge; because we have had so many lovely responses. So for this week, we ask…

19 – ‘Is it better to give money to charity or to volunteer? 


  • Purple Mash: Locate 2Do tab, open and complete the task ‘Life cycle of a butterfly.’
  • Revision: Locate 2Do tab, open and complete the task ‘parts of a plant’. Whilst you are at home take a look at some of the flowers in your garden. Can you recognise the different parts? Which are the female and male?

Geography – planning stage: Over the next two weeks, you will be creating a non-chronological report all about the city of Paris and Parisian lifestyle. For this, you will need a full page in your books to jot down your ideas and fill in the planning box (see YouTube for demonstration)…the publishing stage will carried out next week. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecs71epiWIo

Your report must include an introduction and a conclusion as well as some interesting content too. We strongly suggest that you first pin-point the areas in which you will base your report around. You must include at least 3 areas of interest: economy and industry, art, music, tourism, landmarks/architecture, fashion, culture, food, history, rivers.

Have a great week 🙂

Mrs Willoughy and Mrs Whiting.

Easter Holidays

Happy Easter Team Five!

Hello Team Five and parents,

We hope you are all keeping safe and well. It is now officially the Easter holidays, so no home learning!

Instead, we’re adding an Easter activity idea that you might like to do over the next fortnight. There is no need to record anything unless you would like to. We hope you have a lovely time with your family and enjoy lots of delicious Easter treats!

  • Easter nest building challenge: we thought it might be fun to set you all a challenge (this is optional). Using anything you can find lying around your house, we challenge you to build a nest (materials can be from inside your house or outside in the garden). Your nest must be big enough to hold 1 medium sized egg. For an added bonus, why not hard boil your egg and decorate it.

If you would like, please send photographs of your nests to the class email address; we would love to see what you manage to build.

We hope you have a gorgeous break and get lots of rest. Enjoy your holiday Team Five!

Mrs Willoughby and Mrs Whiting 🙂

Week Two: The Physical Geography of Europe.

Happy Friday Team Five,

We hope you’re all well, happy and enjoying this exciting learning adventure we’re all on. We wanted to say a HUGE well done and thank you to you all, for digging deep and getting stuck into your work – we have received some wonderful photographs via our class email (these have really made us smile). As we continue into our second week of learning from home, we would like to remind you all to keep checking this page to remind yourselves about the expectations for the week (that includes logging on to your various online resources…we are checking).

p.s. if you haven’t done so already, please take a look at our new class YouTube page, which will be used to model work and raise spirits – keep an eye out for special links loaded throughout the week for another chapter from our class book and other videos along the way. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNRmXWnzEKPRhL6TKmRgcIw?view_as=subscriber

Chapter 22: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wuNGxS_zr4&t=13s

Chapter 23: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOkvgA20Vs0

Chapter 24: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xK56trj0zM&t=12s

Keep safe,

Mrs Willoughby and Mrs Whiting

Week two riddle: another week, another riddle – good luck!

What belongs to you but other people use it more than you?’


  • Daily reading: you must read for at least 15 minutes everyday (please make sure this is logged in your reading log).
  • Spelling Shed: please continue to practice your spellings, using the games on the site. Once you’re confident with these, you can always practice the Year 5+6 New Curriculum Spelling List.
  • Written taskThe abandoned train yard: write a descriptive paragraph (using the image below) in your exercise book. Imagine you’re stepping out into the open, you cannot hear a whisper, you’re alone and this is what you find…tell me what your immediate response would be. Where would you go? What do you see? How would you feel? Can you hear anything? *Handy-hint* if you’re stuck with where to start…think about the five senses. For support, please click on the link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVJxuVAc7VI
  • Punctuation wish list: adjectives, adverbs, expanded noun phrase, relative clause, emotive and atmospheric language. For a SPAG reminder, twinkl has some great examples – just type in what you need in the search box at the top of the site page. https://www.twinkl.co.uk/home-learning-hub
The abandoned train yard


Religious Education: Lent Challenge continued… please remember to explain your answer with a well thought out explanation with reasons backing your opinion.

14 – ‘Should everyone in the world have equal access to the same things?’

Geography: For this week, we would like you to immerse yourself in all things European. Putting your geographer hats on, you must use your researching talents to find out about the physical geography of Europe.

Pssst…… remember: physical geography refers to natural features of an area. For example: climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts, rivers, mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes, and the water cycle. For additional support, please follow this link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2KfPFKQ_kM&t=322s

We would love to see what you have found out in your books. Please think about how you might present your work.

Geography Challenge: there are 44 countries in Europe…can you name them? If not, can you find them and jot them down in your books.

Have a great week Team Five!

Week One: Somerset project week

YouTube channel: Team Five with Mrs Willoughby and Mrs Whiting. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNRmXWnzEKPRhL6TKmRgcIw?view_as=subscriber

YouTube: class book chapter 21 – to comply with copyright laws, we have been granted special permission from Simon Schuster Publishers to continue to share our story online together. Please follow the link and enjoy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCj-6-_QrDs&t=4s

Please keep your eyes peeled for new video posts on our spangly new YouTube channel. We intend to load ‘models of work’ here as well as using this platform to share stories, fun activities and some laughs along the way. We hope you find it useful.

Hello lovely Team Five and Parents,

What an adventure we’re all on. Please see below an overview of the learning we would like the children to complete this week whilst learning from home. We have carefully looked over our plans and have selected some key aspects of learning that the children can do in the comfort of their own home. We will update this page on a weekly basis so please keep your eyes peeled. As well as the set work, we will also signpost useful websites which will support further learning for your child.

We hope you’re all well, happy and smiling – we miss you already and look forward to seeing you all soon.

Mrs Willoughby and Mrs Whiting

Week one riddle: in keeping with our classroom smiles, I will be setting the children some ‘optional’ riddles, which they can choose to log (at the back of their home working book). I will be awarding prizes on their return for correct responses.

I’m tall when I’m young and I’m short when I’m old. What am I?


  • Daily reading: you must read for at least 15 minutes everyday (please make sure this is logged in your reading log).
  • Spelling Shed: please continue to practice your spellings, using the games on the site. If you’re confident with these, you can always practice the Year 5+6 New Curriculum Spelling List.
  • Project: Using Purple Mash, locate the “2 Do” tab. You will see that you have uploaded work. Please locate the “All about Somerset”. You will need to publish your findings in the style of a travel brochure/report (think about what we have recently done in class re:Hutton). Using the ‘think about’ tab (you will see this when you open the work task), you will need to research specific details: shopping, things to do, in the centre, culture, theatres, museums, art galleries and sports. I expect your work to be published beautifully (handwriting and presentation) across a double page in your exercise book. **Consider using columns, drawings, pictures and text boxes to illustrate and present your work. This project should run across the whole week, we expect technical vocabulary, statistics and a well thought out written piece – it is not a one-day-task.**


Religious Education: we will be setting a weekly question from our ‘Lent Challenge’. In your books, you must put today’s date and the title, ‘Lent Challenge‘ followed by a subheading…

Life 13: ‘Would you rather do a well paid job or the job of your dreams for little pay?

You must explain your answer with a well thought out explanation with reasons backing your opinion please. I expect a full paragraph not a simple response. I am really interested and excited to listen to your views.

Physical Education: it is so important that you’re all managing to get active. If you would like some inspiration, I strongly suggest joining in with the masses and using Joe Wicks’ Live Daily PE lessons 9am Monday – Friday. You can load his live lessons via his YouTube channel – Body Coach TV. https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=body+coach+tv