Home Learning UKS2

Week Beginning Monday 18th Jan 2021


Below is the timetable to follow to structure your learning each day and ensure you are covering all subjects and tasks given. The timetable follows the structure of lessons that we will be using in school.


Below are the resources that you will need to download for each live lesson this week.


Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday


If you cannot attend a live session for any reason, the document with the week’s tasks on is below. Please ensure that your teacher is aware that you are not attending the session.


Spelling lessons

Lesson 1: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-investigate-suffixes-y-suffix-cmu36r

Lesson 2: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-practise-and-apply-knowledge-of-suffixes-y-suffix-including-test-cdh66t

Lesson 3: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-investigate-suffixes-ful-and-less-suffixes-6gwp8d

Lesson 4: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-practise-and-apply-knowledge-of-suffixes-ful-and-less-suffixes-including-test-c9h6ar

Spelling Pyramid

Below you will find the usual spelling pyramid that we have for homework in school. Please learn these spellings in the usual way, using the look, cover, write check sheet to support you.

Statutory Spellings

Reading for Meaning

Below are links to the next chapters from our class book ‘The Midnight Guardians.’ Please read chapter 4 and complete the activities.

Here is a link to Mrs Royle reading the second part of the chapter https://youtu.be/Jjlc8YzfQ0s

Here is a link to Mrs Royle reading the third part of the chapter https://youtu.be/quuzYYEUfa0



What are contact forces? https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-are-contact-forces-74t3gc


Week Beginning Monday 11th Jan 2021


We are continuing our writing based on the events of World War II. Please use the links below to access the weekly overview and to a video lesson created by Mrs Muldoon for Monday.

Resources to support English this week:

Monday – video to support the task:


Tuesday – video to support the letter writing task: https://vimeo.com/499314559

Wednesday – video to support https://vimeo.com/499781691

Thursday– Teaching video to work through https://vimeo.com/500253719

Friday – Teaching video to work through https://vimeo.com/500618561

Spelling Lessons

Daily Spellings Lessons

Following on from the lessons set last week, here are the links to the next sessions. All of these sessions focus on plurals.

Lesson 1 – https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-investigate-suffixes-er-and-est-suffixes-ccw32d

Lesson 2: https://teachers.thenational.academy/units/suffixes-plural-0d5b

Lesson 3: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-investigate-suffixes-more-plurals-6rtpcd

Lesson 4: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-practise-and-apply-knowledge-of-suffixes-more-plurals-including-test-cnh30c

Here is the Y5/6 National Curriculum Word List which contains the spellings that all children should know by the end of the phase. If you are looking for extra spelling practice, please use the word mat and the spelling booklet below.

Reading for Meaning

This week we have started reading our new text ‘The Midnight Guardians’. There are links below to the teachers reading the first few chapters. The powerpoint file below contains a copy of the text for this second chapter and some activities for you to complete after you have read it.

Chapter 1: https://vimeo.com/500072014

Chapter 2 part 1: https://vimeo.com/500072230

Chapter 2 part 2: https://vimeo.com/500072669

Chapter 3: https://vimeo.com/500635620

Click on this link for more information about the text and the author https://authorfy.com/masterclasses/rossmontgomery/


We will continue to use the White Rose Maths videos and worksheets for our home learning. Please ensure that you take the time to watch the teaching videos as these will explain each lesson.

Yr 5 teaching video to support with the formal method for long multiplication https://vimeo.com/500343073

Yr 5 teaching video to support with the bus stop method for division https://vimeo.com/500345924


This week we are looking at Neville Chamberlain and his Policy of Appeasement. How was Hitler allowed to take such control of Europe? How did WWII begin?

Download the sheets from below then follow the lesson video, pausing to watch video 2 when you are prompted.

Video 2https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks2-the-outbreak-of-world-war-2/z7d847h


Teaching video to recap the last lesson https://vimeo.com/500347725

How can we measure the size of forces? https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/how-can-we-measure-the-size-of-forces-c4vkcr


RE Lesson 2 – Video introduction https://vimeo.com/499944024

RE Challenge Task: To write a summary of why the Dead Sea Scrolls are important to Christians living today.


Our music teacher, Gareth, is sending through some recorded lessons for you to access each week. Please use the link below to access the first of these sessions:


Week Beginning Tues 5th Jan 2021


Have a look at this video to remind yourself of the correct punctuation of direct speech!

Spelling Lessons

These spelling lessons are on the theme of investigating suffixes, there are four lessons which are around 20-30 minutes each that could be accessed one per day this week:

Lesson 1 – https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-investigate-suffixes-past-and-present-tense-6nhkjc

Lesson 2 – https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-practise-and-apply-knowledge-of-suffixes-past-and-present-tense-including-a-test-61h3ce

Lesson 3 – https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-investigate-more-suffixes-past-and-present-tense-cnh30t

Lesson 4 – https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-practise-and-apply-knowledge-of-more-suffixes-past-and-present-tense-including-test-ctj68c


History – The Treaty of Versailles

Watch this video for an introduction to the Treaty of Versailles.
Watch this to find out more about the terms of the Treaty of Versailles.



Science – Forces

Watch this lesson from the Oak National Academy to begin our work on Forces:


Week Beginning 14th Dec 2020



Please follow the lessons for Monday and Tuesday based on the work that you completed last week. The rest of the week is reading comprehension based on the poem, ‘The Night Before Christmas’.


The four different Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John) have different accounts of the events surrounding the Nativity. Some of the Gospels don’t even include an account of the birth of Jesus! This week, we would like you to investigate where we would find the following things:

The Annunciation

The Visitation

The visit by the shepherds

The visit by the Kings

For each one, find the Bible reference and then write a quote from the passage of Scripture, using the sheet below.


For this week’s Music session, use the link below to access a wonderful production by the orchestra that Amina (the musician who zoomed in to Y6’s classroom) is involved in. See if you can spot her! The show starts off with an introduction to the instruments in the orchestra. There is then a performance of the Bear and the Piano.

Click on the link below, then scroll right down the page until you get the section titled ‘The Show’. The password to view the show is:



Week Beginning 7th Nov 2020


The English daily plan contains 5 pages, one for each day of the week, outlining what the children should do on each of those days. The text for the week’s work, along with copies of resource sheets needed can also be found below:


The links for this week’s Mathematics activities can be found on each class’ document below:


Week Beginning 30th Nov 2020

Year 5 and 6 English

Mrs Muldoon’s Year 6 class, I have made an alteration to the planning for Tuesday’s English to make it clearer for you when working from home. (We will look at the poetry lesson when we are together in school so that you have more chance to gather ideas through our class discussion.)

For today, please can you complete the comprehension questions based on the text shared yesterday: John Capes: The Survivor No-One Believed. I have attached a copy of the questions below.


This week as all of our classes are working at different points, we have decided to have separate documents for each class.


This week’s RE lessons explore the story of the Annunciation, where Mary was visited by the Angel Gabriel who told her that she was to have a baby.

Session 1:

In this session, we explore how Jesus didn’t come to be served but to serve other people. (Think about the story of when he washed the feet of the Disciples or about how he helped people in society that other people would have look down on.

Look at the sheet below and read the lyrics to the hymn ‘The Servant King’. There is a space on this file, next to each slide, to make some notes. For each verse, decide which part of Jesus’ life the words are referring to and summarise the meaning. (what is the verse talking about?)

Session 2:

Read the story of The Annunciation. Make a list of describing words that we could use to describe Mary. For each word that you choose, write a brief explanation as to why you chose it. For example, I might say that Mary was ‘accepting’ because when she was told that she would have a baby, she said ‘Let it be done unto me according to God’s will.’

To challenge yourself further, why not have a go at reading this reflection on Mary and seeing if you can show understanding of the main ideas in it.


Log on to your Century account and access the Year 5/6 Science course.

Pupils from Mrs Muldoon’s class, who are learning from home, please make sure you have completed the Circle of Life assignment and also the Circle of Life 2 which covers lifecycles.

Week Beginning 23rd Nov 2020

Maths – Year 5

This week and next week we will be looking at perimeter and area as well as continuing to practice our multiplication and division.

Wednesday teaching video – Measuring perimeter https://vimeo.com/47752319

When we taught this lesson in class, lots of us found it really tricky, so tomorrow (Thursday 26th Nov) we will be completing this work. Please choose which task you think will be best for you to complete.

Thursday (revised task) teaching video – perimeter on a gridhttps://vimeo.com/477525533

Thursday teaching video – Calculating perimeter https://vimeo.com/477528979

Friday teaching video – Area of rectangles https://vimeo.com/480242752

If you would like more practice with your multiplication and division, have a go at this checkpoint.


Year 6

Monday – Video Link: https://vimeo.com/468944608

Tuesday – Video Link: https://vimeo.com/470094736

Wednesday – Video Link: https://vimeo.com/470094960

Thursday – Video Link to today’s activity (Adding and subtracting fractions where denominators are not multiples) : https://vimeo.com/471311372

Friday – Video Link: https://vimeo.com/471344877

Year 5 and Year 6 – English

Year 5 and Year 6 Science

This week we are looking at the life cycles of insects and amphibians.

Work through the lesson below from Oak National Academy.


Year 5 and Year 6 RE

Session 1:

At the start of our Advent topic on Hope, we are focusing on the idea of waiting. Watch this video clip and while it is playing, try and identify what the young boy is waiting for (perhaps your idea of what he is waiting for changed as the video went on) and also look out for all the different things he does to help the waiting go more quickly! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIl69I5_Wjo

In your learning log, write a list of things that you remember having to wait for. For each thing on your list, identify the kind of emotions you felt while you were waiting (were you scared and anxious, or excited?) and finally, whether you did anything to try and make the period of waiting more bearable.

Session 2:

Research the meaning behind the various symbols of the Advent Wreath, which is something Christians use in order to help them count down to Jesus’ birth.

Think about:

The colours of the different candles and their meaning

The circular shape

The evergreen foliage

The red berries

Use the picture of the Advent Wreath on the worksheet below to label each of the symbols, making sure you explain their symbolism.

Week Beginning 16th Nov 2020


Mathematics Year 6

Monday – Recap Equivalent fractions

Tuesday – Simplify fractions

Wednesday – Recap Improper fractions to mixed numbers

Thursday – Recap Mixed numbers to improper fractions

Friday – Fractions on a number line

The resources (including teaching videos, worksheets and answers) are with last week’s home learning (week beginning 9th November).

Mathematics – Year 5

Monday – Square Numbers

Video: https://vimeo.com/469694974

Tuesday – Cube Numbers

Video – https://vimeo.com/474984384

Wednesday – Multiply by 10

Video – https://vimeo.com/474984652

Thursday – Multiply by 100

Video – https://vimeo.com/474984809

Friday – Multiply by 10, 100 and 1000

Video – https://vimeo.com/474985075


This week we will be focusing our RE sessions on the celebration of Passover and will be learning about the symbolism of the foods on the Seder plate. Please watch the videos and complete the task outlined in the powerpoint presentation below.


This week we are looking at animal life cycles. Complete the Oak National Lesson https://teachers.thenational.academy/lessons/why-do-birds-lay-eggs-69j3jt

Week Beginning 9th Nov 2020


In addition to the weekly tasks set out on this webpage, each pupil has access to Century, using their personal login. Using this website, they are able to access content to support their learning in Maths, English and Science, along with any assignments which may have been set by your teacher. Century can be accessed using the following link:


Mathematics – Year 6

Monday – Recap Equivalent fractions

Video: https://vimeo.com/466488

Tuesday – Simplify fractions

Video: https://vimeo.com/467396285

Wednesday – Recap Improper fractions to mixed numbers

Video: https://vimeo.com/467394996

Thursday – Recap Mixed numbers to improper fractions

Video: https://vimeo.com/468942374

Friday – Fractions on a number line

Video: https://vimeo.com/468943588

Mathematics – Year 5

Monday – Multiples

Video: https://vimeo.com/468940874

Tuesday – Factors

Video: https://vimeo.com/468941522

Wednesday – Common Factors

Video: https://vimeo.com/469693647

Thursday – Prime Numbers

Video: http://vimeo.com/469694974

Friday – Square Numbers

Video: https://vimeo.com/474984047

English – Comprehension

This week, we would like you to focus on your reading comprehension. Please work through a comprehension each day, thinking about the skills we have been practicing at school of giving a thorough answer using the starters “In the text it says…” and “This tells me that…”.

Monday – A text linking to our topic of deforestation from last half term.

Tuesday – a text linking to our science topic of life cycles

Wednesday – As today is Remembrance Day, our text is about the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.  

Thursday – A text linked to our science topic of life cycles

Friday – Just for fun and because it is Friday… a text linked to chocolate! 

We would also like you to work on one of your Grammar learning pathways on Century each day for 10 minutes as part of your English lesson. Please get in touch with your teacher if you are not sure how to log on or do not have your log on details.  

Week Beginning 2nd Nov 2020


In addition to the weekly tasks set out on this webpage, each pupil has access to Century, using their personal login. Using this website, they are able to access content to support their learning in Maths, English and Science, along with any assignments which may have been set by your teacher. Century can be accessed using the following link:


Mathematics – Year 6

Monday – Common Multiples

Video Link – Common Multiples: https://vimeo.com/465048249

Tuesday – Primes to 100

Video Link – Primes to 100: https://vimeo.com/465049678

Wednesday – Squares and Cubes

Video Link – Squares and Cubes: https://vimeo.com/465336467

Thursday – Order of Operations

Video Link – https://vimeo.com/465421787

Friday – Century

Use today’s Mathematics time to log on to Century and to work through your Year 6 Mathematics pathway.

Mathematics – Year 5

Monday – Use line graphs to solve problems

Video: https://vimeo.com/466529487

Tuesday – Read and interpret tables

Video: https://vimeo.com/466530531

Wednesday – Two way tables

Video: https://vimeo.com/466558990

Thursday – Timetables

Video: https://vimeo.com/467109646

Friday – Century

Use today’s Mathematics time to log on to Century and to work through your Year 6 Mathematics pathway.

English – Poetry

This week you will be studying two poems and writing your own personified poem as the rainforest! Work through the slides for each lesson and use the attached sheets for activities.


Study the graphic organiser to learn about the key symbols and aspects of the Sacrament of Ordination. Use the internet to find out more about each of the stages of the celebration (covered on the 2nd page of the Organiser). Show what you have learnt by creating a poster, an informative video or a fact file on the topic.


Use lessons 1 and 2 of this unit from Oak National Academy on ‘Conditions for Plant Growth’ and ‘The Parts and functions of a Plant’. The lessons can be found using the following link:


Week beginning 19th October 2020


The following file contains all of the text and activities needed to engage with this week’s learning:

Monday – Read the text from session 1 of the powerpoint and complete a zones of relevance activity based on the character of ‘the explorer’.

Tuesday –

Links for the chapters of reading:

Diary feature interactive activity:

Read through session 2 of the powerpoint carrying out the activities. Use the checklist sheet to evaluate the two diary entries.

Wednesday – Read the text in Session 3 of the powerpoint and complete the activities about Fred’s feelings on his first flight.

Thursday – Read the information on session 4, then write a diary entry for Fred after the events of his first flight.

Friday – Read the final chapters of the book in the powerpoint presentation, then complete a book review to complete the unit of work.

Year 5 mathematics

Monday: Recap Interpret charts

Video: https://vimeo.com/462717846

Tuesday: Comparison, sum and difference

Video: https://vimeo.com/462718768

Wednesday: Recap Introduce line graphs

Video: https://vimeo.com/464199475

Thursday: Read and interpret line graphs


Friday: Draw line graphs

Video: https://vimeo.com/464197707

Year 6 Mathematics

Monday: Long division (2)

Video: https://vimeo.com/463003643

Tuesday: Long division (3)

Video: https://vimeo.com/463003911

Wednesday: Long division (4)

Video: https://vimeo.com/464216730

Thursday: Recap Factors

Video: https://vimeo.com/464220956

Friday: Common factors

Video: https://vimeo.com/464241360


This week, we will be looking at the threats to the rainforests around the world. Please complete the lesson below:


Then complete some independent research on the threats that the world’s rainforest biomes face. You can use your knowledge organiser to help you.


Your task this week is to look in to the role of a Catholic Priest, thinking about what a priest does for the people in his parish and beyond. You will also need to think about what kind of personal qualities a priest should have. You can use this webpage to find some useful information about this:


Now your task is to create a job advert for the role of a Catholic priest, using the following template. Remember to use the ideas that you found in the webpage to help you dig deep in to this important vocation:


Complete this Joe Wicks reunion workout to keep your fitness levels up! You will need to forward the video to 4 minutes in, for the workout to start!:

Week Beginning 12th October 2020

English – Newspapers

Lesson 1 – Grammar – Relative Clauses: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-explore-relative-clauses-6xjp4c

Lesson 2 – Grammar – Relative Clauses (2):


Lesson 3 – Grammar – Relative Clauses (3):

Complete the worksheet on relative clauses in newspaper reports

Lesson 4 – Grammar – Direct and Reported Speech:


Lesson 5

After carrying out learning about relative clauses and writing direct and reported speech, edit your newspaper from last week to include examples of these. Use the template below to write up your newspaper about the Californian wild fires, adding a picture and making sure you have all of the features mentioned.

Y5 Mathematics

 Monday: Subtract whole numbers with more than 4 digits (column method)

Video: https://vimeo.com/461352146

Tuesday: Round to estimate and approximate

Video: https://vimeo.com/461352146

Wednesday: Inverse operations (addition and subtraction)

Video: https://vimeo.com/461352921

Thursday: Multi-step addition and subtraction problems

Video: https://vimeo.com/461416883

Y6 Mathematics

Monday: Recap Divide 4-digits by 1-digit 

Video: https://vimeo.com/461397189

Tuesday: Recap Divide with remainders

Video: https://vimeo.com/461397662

Wednesday: Short division

Video: https://vimeo.com/461398248

Thursday: Division using factors

Video: https://vimeo.com/461398665

Friday: Long division (1)

Video: https://vimeo.com/461800078


In class, we have been looking at how plants and animals are adapted to a rainforest biome. Follow the lessons below to learn more about adaptations in warm environments. Can you research how plants are adapted to living in a rainforest biome? 

Lesson 1: What is an adaptation? https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-is-an-adaptation-cmw6ct

Lesson2: How are organisms adapted to a hot environment?  https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/how-are-organisms-adapted-to-hot-environments-c8vk0c

Week Beginning 5th October 2020


  • Work through the activities on the file above, reading the chapter of text and then working through the tasks based on newspaper artlicles.
  • Carry out research about the wildfires that are happening in America at the moment, especially in the state of California. Make sure you find out all the information you need to write your own newspaper article about it.
  • Finally – Let’s write! Remember to include all the features of a newspaper article that you learnt about from the powerpoint including:
  • A catchy headline to grab your readers’ attention
  • A clear opening paragraph containing all the key basic information (the 5 Ws)
  • Further paragraphs containing more detailed information
  • A quote from a reliable source eg an eye witness, resident or one of the fire fighters

Year 5 Mathematics

Monday : Recap Add two 4-digit numbers – one exchange

Video: https://vimeo.com/458470714

Tuesday: Recap Add two 4-digit numbers – more than one exchange

Video: https://vimeo.com/458471350

Wednesday: Add whole numbers with more than 4 digits (column method)

Video: https://vimeo.com/458471908

Thursday: Recap Subtract two 4-digit numbers – one exchange

Video: https://vimeo.com/459320389

Friday: Recap Subtract two 4-digit numbers – more than one exchange

Video: https://vimeo.com/459399023

Year 6 Mathematics

Monday: Recap Multiply 4-digits by 1-digit

Video: https://vimeo.com/458470803

Tuesday: Recap Multiply 2-digits (area model)

Video: https://vimeo.com/458471421

Wednesday – Recap Multiply 2-digits by 2-digits

Video: https://vimeo.com/458472014

Thursday: Recap Multiply 3-digits by 2-digits

Video: https://vimeo.com/458926200

Friday: Multiply up to a 4-digit number by a 2-digit number

Video:  https://vimeo.com/458926418 


This week, we would like you to spend time thinking of someone that you would consider to be inspirational. This could be someone that is known to you personally, a relative or friend; or it can be someone who is well known, a celebrity or a person from history.

Spend time researching their life and thinking about what qualities they have shown and how these qualities have shaped their lives. Record your knowledge by creating a fact file about this individual’s life, a powerpoint, a piece of writing or a poem, even a poster. Make sure that you explain clearly why you consider them to be inspirational.


Week beginning 28th September 2020

Year 5 and 6 Mathematics

For all Mathematics tasks, please complete the sessions from last week as we are still working on these in class.

English – The Explorer

As we continue to read the text we are exploring the main characters that we have met so far. Read the extracts of the text below and highlight the sections which describe our characters. As we start to think about them all in more detail, write a short paragraph about each person thinking about their qualities and characteristics.

RE – Ourselves

We have been thinking lots about who we are and what makes us special and unique. Using your knowledge organiser and the ‘Footprints’ reading, write your own prayer thanking God for a time where you felt his support and strength.

Topic – Geography – Rainforests

This week we are looking at the water cycle within the rainforest. To help you to see and understand this for yourself, have a go at making your own ‘Rainforest in a jar’ using the instructions below. Research ‘The Water Cycle’ using the internet and see if you can describe what is happening in your jar over time.

Anti-Bullying week

Follow the link to watch The Big Anti-Bullying Assembly 2020


Healthy Eating week

This week we will be looking at ways to stay healthy and eat well. Have a go at solving the mystery of the brilliant breakfast in the link below.

Week beginning 21st September 2020

Year 5 Mathematics

Monday: Compare and order numbers to 1,000,000

Video link: https://vimeo.com/456943152

Tuesday: Round numbers to one million

Video link: https://vimeo.com/456943660

Wednesday: Negative numbers

Video link: https://vimeo.com/457420739

Thursday: Roman numerals

Video link: https://vimeo.com/457420876

Year 6 Mathematics

Monday: Add whole numbers with more than 4 digits (column method)

Video link: https://vimeo.com/456839553

Tuesday: Recap Subtract whole numbers with more than 4 digits (column method)

Video link:https://vimeo.com/456839795

Wednesday: Recap Inverse operations (addition and subtraction)

Video link: https://vimeo.com/456840063

Thursday: Recap Multi-step addition and subtraction problems

Video link: https://vimeo.com/456840256

Friday: Add and subtract integers

Video link: https://vimeo.com/456840497



Please read the following extract from ‘The Explorer’ and answer the questions.


Based on what you have read, your task is to write a descriptive paragraph as Fred, describing the first moments as you emerge from the plane and see the wreckage. Use the writing template below to produce your final piece.


Oak National Topic Biomes, Lesson 3 ‘What affects an ecosystem?’


Week Beginning 14th September 2020

Year 5 Mathematics

Monday: Numbers to 100,000

Video Link: https://vimeo.com/454735781

Tuesday: Compare and Order Numbers up to 100,000

Video Link: https://vimeo.com/454736010

Wednesday: Round numbers within 100,000

Video Link: https://vimeo.com/454736332

Thursday: Numbers to a million

Video Link: https://vimeo.com/454736610

Friday: Counting in 10s, 100s, 1000s

Video Link: https://vimeo.com/454736934

Year 6 Mathematics

Monday: Compare and Order Numbers

Video Link – https://vimeo.com/453593456

Tuesday: Round Numbers to 10, 100 and 1000

Video Link: https://vimeo.com/454666928

Wednesday: Round Any Number

Video Link: https://vimeo.com/454667122

Thursday: Negative Numbers Activity

Video Link: https://vimeo.com/454667428

There is no activity sheet to accompany this video

Friday: Negative Numbers

Video Link: https://vimeo.com/454667567


Complete the sentence level lessons 1 – 3 on compound and complex sentences at the link below:




Work through lessons 1 and 2 of the Oak National Academy lessons on Biomes:


Challenge Corner

Prayer Corner

Year 5 Arithmetic

Year 5 Extension Arithmetic

Year 6 Arithmetic

Year 6 Extension Arithemtic