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Monday 22nd June

Good morning Year 5. It’s the start of a new week so let’s aim to work hard and try our best in everything we do. Thank you for working hard and please keep going for the next 4 weeks. I didn’t get as many emails and blog posts last week and many of you didn’t complete your work on Education City. Please keep going as I love to hear from you! As well as your lessons I set on here, please remember to:


* Keep active

* Read

* Practice your times tables and play on TTRS


Here are your lessons for today:


Click the link below to watch the assembly for today which is called ‘‘Do Not Be Afraid.’

LO – To identify parts of speech

After a writing week last week, we are having a grammar and reading focus this week. Today, we are going to look at different parts of speech which is excellent revision for us all. Lots of people think ‘parts of speech’ means actual speech and dialogue but we should all know that a part of speech’  is a term used in traditional grammar for one of the nine main categories into which words are classified according to their functions in sentences, such as nouns or verbs. Also known as word classes, these are the building blocks of grammar.


Today’s lesson in on Education City so please log on and find ‘22/6/20 – Parts of speech.’ Make sure you complete all parts of the lesson. I am monitoring your activity on here so it is important you try your best.


You will need to use a laptop or a computer as some of these are not tablet friendly.

LO – To subtract decimals with the same number of decimal places

Back to White Rose Maths for 2 lessons! You did brilliantly last week when adding decimals so now it’s time to subtract. Click on the link to take you to the White Rose website and look for Summer Term – Week 9 (w/c 22nd June). Watch the video for Lesson 1.

Then complete the worksheet I have uploaded below. Have a go and do your best. Mark your work and send me your score through the blog or by email.

LO – To compare the gestation periods of different mammals

Gestation is the period of time that a mammal carries her offspring, or babies, inside her body before giving birth. The length of gestation is different for each type of mammal. Human gestation, or pregnancy, lasts about nine months. An elephant’s gestation lasts about 22 months. In squirrels, gestation lasts only about six weeks. The gestation period can vary enormously from species to species. Why do you think that could be?


There are 3 parts of today’s lesson in which you are going to do some research into the lengths of gestation periods for different mammals. Please make sure you do all 3 parts.

1. Research the gestation periods (in days) of:







African elephant



Polar bear








If you want to research any other animals, you can, but please make sure you do 10-15 in total.

2. Answer the following questions:


  • Which two animals had the closest gestation periods? What was the difference between them?
  • Which animals have gestation periods that are longer than that of humans?
  • What do you notice about the differences in gestation periods from animal to animal?

3. Create a bar graph to show the gestation periods of different mammals.

You can do this using Microsoft Excel (you might need an adult to remind you how to do this if you can’t remember) or by clicking on the link below to take you to a website where you can create a graph.

Have a wonderful day and work hard. Please make sure you email your work or post on the blog.

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