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  • Attenborough: 71
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  • Pankhurst: 156
  • Parks: 158
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  • Gandhi: 107
  • Frank: 95
  • Hawking: 79
  • Ali: 113
  • Thunberg: 117
  • Luther-King: 156
  • Kahlo: 79

Monday 29th June

Welcome to another new week Year 5,


We hope you had a great week last week and enjoyed learning about different artists and their work. Hopefully you will have been inspired and will use this inspiration in your learning about plants this week.


When you have completed any of your work, please email it to us. Email it to your class teacher still. Here are our email addresses below:


Mr Bashford:

Mr Young: 




From Mr Bashford and Mr Young 😊

1st Activity of the day:


Can you please complete the Plants A-Z. For each letter try to write something you know about plants e.g. L is for Leaf (see ‘A-Z what do you know about plants?’ sheet below).



First watch David Attenborough’s Plants (episode 9) of his Life series. If you aren’t already registered simply ask your parent /carer to register – it takes just a few moments. 

YouTube Life Episode 9 Plants with car picture frame (if you can’t log onto iPlayer).


As you watch the film stop and start the video to allow you to answer these questions:

What do plants need to survive? Minerals (nutrients) , W_______ and L_________ .

What do the climber plants do when they get through the rainforest canopy?

What are the drawbacks for the ‘air’ plants that grow upon the highest branches of trees? Describe them. 

How are the Sundew plants unusual? Explain. 

Describe the defence mechanism the Milkweed plant has against Monarch butterfly caterpillars. Explain how the young Monarch butterfly is beneficial to the Milkweed plant.

What is interesting about the Saguaro cactus?

Discuss what you think when David Attenborough shares ‘Plants fuel the diversity of life.’ (47th minute of documentary).




After watching ‘Life’ episode 9 ‘Plants’ for inspiration please read through the PowerPoint completing the tasks as you go. Today you will complete the plant planning sheet (see below), this will then help you to create a description of your plant for your creative short story tomorrow. Click on the hyperlinks as you go and watch the links for added information and inspiration.



In maths this week you will be continuing to consolidate your understanding of number operations using written methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. You will be practising arithmetic questions. If you find any difficult have a look at the video clips at the bottom of the page to help you.


Complete the arithmetic challenges below.

You may want to start with the mild challenge or if you are feeling confident go straight on to the arithmetic challenges. 

Now use your arithmetic skills to try these mastery challenges:

In the top corner of your propeller board, you will have a space to write your number.


Range 10-20: 18

Range 30-60: 58

Range 350-450: 384

Range 30-99: 83


Don’t forget to keep practising your times tables on TTRS.



After completing the English task this morning by watching David Attenborough’s ‘Plants’, working your way through the English PowerPoint (clicking and watching the links as you went). It is now time to draw in detail your plant as you discover it. Try to include yourself in the picture. If the plant towers above you, then draw yourself under it. If the plant is tiny, you could draw just your hand against it. However, you decide to draw yourself into the picture have fun and sketch it in rough first.


You could try these videos first for some ideas: You’ll want to pause this one!


Reading: Please do your daily reading and record it in your reading record.  You can now also go on: to do your online reading and quizzes too! We can see how many books you have read and how you are doing on your quizzes. So go on, let’s get reading!


Please practise your spellings daily. This week’s spellings are below. You will need to see which ones you want to work on. If you can spell all of the Year 2 words then do the Year 3/4 words and if you can do all of those, then do the Year 5/6. We will be focusing on 10 spellings every week. On Friday, get someone at home to do your spelling test with you!


Year 2











Year 3 / 4












Year 5 / 6











Class Dojo
  • Earhart: 11
  • Attenborough: 71
  • Lovelace: 116
  • Pankhurst: 156
  • Parks: 158
  • Owens:
  • Goodall: 161
  • Gandhi: 107
  • Frank: 95
  • Hawking: 79
  • Ali: 113
  • Thunberg: 117
  • Luther-King: 156
  • Kahlo: 79