Home Learning


Spring Term 1

Please follow the instructions for each area of learning.

Please remember to upload evidence of your work either to our Purple Mash class blog

or to the school office: office@stjohnfisher.co.uk

Then bring evidence of your work into school when we re-open fully.

Expectations - in line with what will be happening in school

Complete one Maths and Literacy lesson every day.

Complete at least one 2Do activity on Purple Mash every day.

Complete one Topic/Art and Science lesson each week. 

Complete two RE lessons each week.

Read for at least 30 minutes every day.

REWARDS - I will continue to award you raffle tickets for work completed on Purple Mash and from here, so remember to let me know what you have been doing - upload examples for me to see. Before you all return to school, I will make sure that I have lots of prizes! 

Music - Each week Rock Steady release their Feel Good Friday music lessons. You can join the KS2 lesson every Friday from 2:00 – 2:30pm. We will add the new link each week for you. 

Friday 22nd January - https://youtu.be/goq6ohMapPY


Paignton Zoo - During lockdown the staff are preparing online lessons

Our first 'School from the Zoo' lesson will be on Habitats, aimed at KS2 pupils.

Keep an eye out for further lessons

Go to this web page to access the online lessons



Week 3 = Beginning 18th January 2021

Wk 3 - Literacy

I hope you are enjoying our new novel The Wolf Wilder. It would be good to hear your comments about it on our Purple Mash Class Blog.

Below you will find this week's plan and the next group of chapters that you will need to read.

This week you will begin to write your first mini chapter for your own novel. You will need to upload your work and send it to the school office, so that I can give you some feedback.


 Literacy - Wolf Wilder - Chapter 5.docxDownload
 Literacy - Wolf Wilder - Chapter 6.docxDownload
 Literacy - Wolf Wilder - Chapter 7.docxDownload
 Literacy - Wolf Wilder - Chapter 8.docxDownload
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Wk 3 - Maths

 Below you will find links to the worksheets for this week's learning. This is our last week of Multiplication and Division so the last activity is an End Of Unit Assessment. As usual, I would ask you to try your best. I have also added some Reasoning and Problem Solving questions - you could try as many of them as you can. Remember to explain your idea or show your working out.

When you have completed the assessment please email the school office with your score. 

As we have not worked together on Division in school, I have listed some links to videos (from White Rose) that will talk you through examples. These may be more helpful than the usual videos on the White Rose Home Learning page.

Divide 2 digits by 1 digit      https://vimeo.com/492054019

Divide 3 digits by 1 digit      https://vimeo.com/492054040

Divide 4 digits by 1 digit      https://vimeo.com/492054136

Divide with remainders       https://vimeo.com/492054148

 Y5 Spring Block 1 WO6 Divide 4-digits by 1-digit 2019.pdfDownload
 Y5 Spring Block 1 WO7 Divide with remainders 2019.pdfDownload
 Year-5-Multiplication-and-Division - End of Unit Assessment.pdfDownload
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Here are some problem solving and reasoning problems

Wk 3 - Science 

Your focus this week will be Classification Keys. You will learn how scientists use them. 

Below you will find the lesson plan and the resources you will need.

 Home Learning - Science Week 3 task.docxDownload
 Science - Classification key diagram.pdfDownload
 Science - Polar animals picture cards.pdfDownload
 Science - Unusual animals picture cards.pdfDownload
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Wk 3 - Topic

This week you will be looking at the Polar discovery of Robert Falcon Scott.  

Click on the links below to access the lesson plan and the resources.

 Home Learning -Topic Week 3 task.docxDownload
 Topic - Robert Falcon Scott info sheet.pdfDownload
 Topic - Scotts decisions answer sheet.pdfDownload
 Topic - Scotts decisions recording sheet.pdfDownload
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Wk 3 - Art

This week you will continue to create work based upon the Inuit style of artwork. Your ideas will show that you can portray an animal from different perspectives. 

Below you will find the plan and resource.

 Frozen Kingdom - Art - animal-stencil.pdfDownload
 Home Learning - Art Week 3.docxDownload
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Wk 3 - Spelling

Don't forget to try different methods of practising your spellings - use the booklet you were given with your homework book. 

Mrs Ball's group











Mrs Gibbons' group

Creating nouns using –ship suffix












Week 2 =  Beginning 11th January 2021

Wk2 - Maths 

Please follow the link below to access videos for our 2nd week of learning



The videos for this week will be released on Monday 11th

Below you will find the worksheets that accompany each lesson 

 Y5 Spring Block 1 WO3 Multiply 2-digits by 2-digits 2019.pdfDownload
 Y5 Spring Block 1 WO4 Multiply 3-digits by 2-digits 2019.pdfDownload
 Y5 Spring Block 1 WO5 Multiply 4-digits by 2-digits 2019.pdfDownload
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Here are a couple of challenges for this week

Wk 2 - Literacy  

This week we are going to begin reading and working on our new novel called 'The Wolf Wilder'.

Below you will find links to each chapter and the activities we would like you to complete. Please only read each chapter as directed on the plan. We have also provided you with a novel organiser. 

This is another fascinating story with lots of twists and turns. Please remember to keep uploading examples of your work either to our new Class Blog in Purple Mash or email copies to the school office = office@stjohnfisher.co.uk

 Literacy - Wolf Wilder - A Note on Wilders.docxDownload
 Literacy - Wolf Wilder - Chapter 1.docxDownload
 Literacy - Wolf Wilder - Chapter 2.docxDownload
 Literacy - Wolf Wilder - Chapter 3.docxDownload
 Literacy - Wolf Wilder - Chapter 4.docxDownload
 Literacy plan - Home Learning - Week 2.docxDownload
 Wolf Wilder - Story organsier-Home Learning.docxDownload
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Wk 2 - RE - Christmas Unit

 Below you will find a plan for the next 3 weeks of learning. It is based upon the church's season of Christmas. You will find resources to go with the activities planned. Please try and complete 2 lessons each week, just like we would do in class.

 RE - Unit D - nativity journey maps.docxDownload
 RE - Unit D Christmas - for Home Learning.docxDownload
 RE - Unit D Christmas - The Birth of Jesus in Luke's Gospel.docxDownload
 RE - Unit D Christmas - The Birth of Jesus in Matthew's Gospel.docxDownload
 RE - Unit D Christmas - Yr 5 Unit Marker.docxDownload
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Wk2 - ART 

This week, we are beginning to look at the style of art which the Inuit people are famous for. Use the first slide on the powerpoint to give you ideas for different activities to complete.

These are links to videos about Inuit Art:

The Epicentre of Inuit Art – YouTube

Kenojuak Ashevak, Inuit Artist – YouTube    

Wk2 - Science/Topic

Please work your way through the powerpoint slides for information and instructions on the activities to complete. The resources you need are also here for you to download.

 Adapting to Survive Activity Sheet.pdfDownload
 Arctic Fox Fact Card.pdfDownload
 Emperor Fact Card.pdfDownload
 Krill Fact Card.pdfDownload
 Leopard Seal Fact Card.pdfDownload
 Orca Fact Card.pdfDownload
 Polar Animals Matching Pairs Cards.pdfDownload
 Polar Bear Fact Card.pdfDownload
 Reindeer Fact Card.pdfDownload
 Snowy Owl Fact Card.pdfDownload
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Spellings for Week 2

Mrs Gibbons' group

Creating nouns using –ness suffix












Mrs Ball's group












Week 1 = Beginning 4th January 2021


Please follow the link below to access videos for our first week of learning 


Below you will find the worksheets that accompany each lesson - you will notice that some of these are recap sheets to begin our new focus of learning.

These sheets are for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

 Y5 Spring Block 1 WO1 Multiply 4-digits by 1-digit 2019.pdfDownload
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These are your problem solving activities for Friday:

Remember in order to prove your answer you must complete several calculations

Use the slider to enlarge the size of the document on screen


You can also access the 2do Activities on Purple Mash which is updated weekly and monitored daily by Mrs Gibbons - so do leave any messages or concerns! You just need to use your username and password - remember it is inside the cover of your homework book




This week, you will be looking at the story: A Place for Plastic. Below are the links you need to read the eBook, answer reading questions, write a letter to you MP (Anneliese Dodds) about Plastic pollution and other activities. Again, please bring evidence of your learning to school when we all come back!

A Place for Plastic - Story Power Point.pptx

Reading Questions on story.pptx

Letter to a Local MP Example.pdf

Letter to a Local MP Template.pdf

Ocean Pollution Writing Activity.pdf

End plastic pollution-differentiated-reading-comprehension.pdf


To start our new term and new year, think about what you would like to set yourself as your new Mission Statement. Below you will find a template of a flower to record your new Mission Statement for Spring Terms 1 and 2. You could ask your family to send a photo of it to school and I can print it off and place it on our Mission Statement board.


This term our virtues are focussed upon being grateful and generous. Can you think of ways we can demonstrate this in school? You could look at the template below and think of other examples of Gospel stories or Hymns that link to the virtues.


 For Topic this week, you can choose something from the project list sent home over Christmas. Click here: home-learning-ideas.pdf

We would also like you to begin exploring our new topic with some of the useful links below: 

antarctic 1.pdf

arctic 1.pdf






Spellings for Week 1

Remember to use the spelling activity pack from your homework book to find a fun way to practise this week's spellings

Mrs Gibbons' Group


Week 1


Creating nouns using –ity suffix












Mrs Ball's Group

Week 1












Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation (SPaG) Guidance for Parents

Below you will find a document providing information about all the SPaG that your child will learn during Year 5


Websites to help with times tables practice

Please practice your 3,4,6 and 8 times tables to begin with. Then move onto your 7, 9 and 12 times tables. You should already be confident with the 2, 5, 10 and 11 times tables.



Scroll down to find each of the times tables videos