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Monday 25th January

Good morning Year 5 and welcome to week 4 of home learning. I hope you are all well and ready for the week ahead. Did any of you go on some nice walks at the weekend? I did but I was so cold I thought my hands were going to fall off! I’m really starting to miss you all now but you are all making me proud. I was so impressed with your work last week and how most of you are emailing or blogging your work. Your activity on GETEPIC is amazing so let’s keep that up this week.


Here are your lessons for today. You must email or blog your work.

LO – To answer a range of questions based on a text.

Our work in English this week will have an animal theme and you will learn many new facts on different creatures. Today’s English lesson is a reading lesson. The document below has 2 texts for you to read followed by questions. One is on sea turtles and the other is on giant panda bears. You need to read each text carefully and then answer the questions. Take your time and think carefully. This may take you some time and I don’t want you to rush it. You don’t need to print the sheets out but you can if you want to. Just write the answers in your book.


The answers are also below so you can ask someone at home to mark it (or do it yourself but no cheating!)

LO – To multiply by 10, 100 and 1000

This week in Maths we will be multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000. For today’s lesson, watch the video below which will guide you through your learning. Then I would like you to complete the worksheet below and mark it when you have finished.

Multiply by 10, 100 and 1,000

The following task is optional if you finish your work quickly and want a challenge. Please give this a go if you can.

LO – To investigate the effects of air resistance.

Science should keep you busy this afternoon! You are going to look at the effects of air resistance. Air resistance (also known as drag) acts against gravity on falling objects and this is how parachutes work. We looked at this force briefly last week but before we begin, please read the information on the slides below and watch the video clips.

Gravity and air resistance | Physics - Bitesize Science

Air Resistance

Now I would like you to investigate the effects of air resistance by making your own parachutes (out of paper, plastic bags or any suitable material you have at home) to see whether the size makes a difference to the rate at which it falls. PLEASE DO NOT PUT EGGS ON THE END OF YOUR PARACHUTE LIKE THE VIDEO SHOWS AS YOUR PARENTS AND CARERS MAY FALL OUT WITH ME!


Follow the instructions on the slides below to write your prediction, fair test, results and conclusion. Please do this in your book. As well as seeing your work, it would be lovely to see some pictures of yourselves with your parachutes.

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