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5SM: Our Home Learning Journey


Please check this page daily for new activities for you to complete at home! Do not feel that you have to complete all the activities set. I am going to post a range of daily and weekly activities to give everyone a choice of what home learning they wish to complete. You can complete as much as you want. Just try your best!


I have also added lots of online work, on Mathletics and Reading Eggs. I will be checking these to see who is the top 5 users and giving them a shout out on the class page and on twitter!


Twitter: @Bury5Sm


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Home Learning Photos 


It would be great to see what amazing work you have completed at home. Please email pictures and updates to our new class email address below!


Class email:

Class Shout Outs!



Reading Eggs:














Useful Links:


Announcements and Information:



After today, it is the Easter break for two whole weeks! I won't be uploading any daily work. Please use this time to relax, spend time with your family and enjoy some downtime away from school work. You have earned it!


Also thank you to all the parents and carers for their support during these challenging couple of weeks and to the children for all their hard work at home! It has been a massive change but everyone has been amazing!


For anyone that does want to complete some work during the break, I have created an Easter Homework document below which is full of activities. I hope you all have a wonderful break. Happy Easter!

Rising Stars:

Please sign up to Rising Stars using this link.

I can then set you cracking comprehensions!



You can access activities for Music and Computing for your child at 

New Computing and Music activities will be published every weekday at 08:00 AM. 

 Access is free of charge.

Wellbeing Through Sport

Daily Work 3.4.2020


Reading Eggs:

Comprehension 152

Spelling 151

The Way of the Dragon Chapter 3



Creative Writing:

Please create an acrostic poem using the word Easter.

Remember each letter goes on a new line:








Grammar: Grammar and Punctuation practice test





Mathletics: Multiply and Divide Mental- Are you ready and Estimate Products activities.

White Rose Home Learning: Week 2 Lesson 2- Order and compare decimals

Reasoning: White Rose- Factors 

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Daily Work 2.4.2020

Reading Eggs:

Comp 151
Spelling 150
Book-The Way of the Dragon Chapter 2 
Using your story mountain from yesterday, please write your story based on the picture prompt.
Remember to include a range of fronted adverbials, expanded noun phrases and figurative language.

Grammar: Grammar and Punctuation Practice Test

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Mathletics- Compatible numbers and unit test for multiply and divide facts.
White Rose Home Learning: Week 2 Lesson 1 Rounding Decimals 
Reasoning questions on multiples:
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Daily Work 1.4.2020

Reading Eggs:

Comprehension 150

Spelling 149
Reading The Way of the Dragon Chapter 1



Grammar: Adverbial Sorting. Document attached below.

Creative Writing: Use this picture as a prompt to create a story.


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Today's task is just to plan your story using a story mountain. 
Remember it needs to build up to a problem at the top of the mountain.
Think of some interesting fronted adverbials, expanded noun phrases, similes and metaphors for the vocabulary section.
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Mathletics- Multiples and Factors

White Rose Home Learning- Week 1 Lesson 5 Thousandths as decimals
Reasoning: White Rose Subtraction. See below
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Grammar Adverbs

Daily work 31.3.20


Reading Eggs:

Comp 148

Spelling 148

Splitzaroni: chapter 7


Rising Stars:

Black Beauty Fiction Quiz

You need to sign up to Rising Stars using this link.

I can then set you work on it.



Mathletics: Activities on division facts and fact families

White Rose: Lesson 4 Understand thousandths

Reasoning: White Rose addition. See below



Watch the video entitled 'Diving Giraffes'

Write a news report on the event!

Grammar: Correct the sentence punctuation

White Rose Reasoning

White Rose Reasoning 1
White Rose Reasoning 2

Daily Activities 30.3.2020

Reading Eggs:

Comprehension 162

Spelling 147

Splitzaroni Chapter 6


Mathletics: Activities on addition and subtraction written.

Activities on multiplication and division facts.

White Rose Home Learning Lesson 3 Decimals as fractions.


Creative Writing- Watch the La Luna Trailer.

Describe the moon and sea using similes and metaphors.

Write instructions on how to catch a star.

Write a narrative about someone who collects stars.

30.3.2020 Weekly Activities:



Write a poem based on the title

‘When all this is over’

When this is all over, may we never again take for granted...

(Write a list)


When this ends, may we find...

(Write a list)


We now have access to Rising Stars, which has loads of great comprehension activities. Follow the link and create an account. I will then upload work for you to complete online.



Please read every day! Write a book review and send them to me once you have finished.

Start a new book on audible stories:


Here is a link with thousands of free books for children to read.


It links to accelerated reader so children can still quiz at the end of the book and test their understanding.



In Geography we have been looking at energy and conservation.

Using your amazing maths skills, can you think about changes you and your family could make at home and then calculate the energy you would save?


The worksheet for this is attached further down the page.


Could you design an energy efficient house or school, incorporating materials and technologies to help reduce energy usage and avoid creating unnecessary waste?

Think about the properties you have learnt in science. What would keep your house warm?



Scientists use chemical reactions to create useful new materials.


Can you create a fact file about a scientist and the new material they made?


You should research the scientist and their life, such as when and where they lived, and what they did. You should also find out about the new material, its properties and how it is useful.


Your fact file could be written on a piece of paper, made into a book or created using a computer. Include pictures and diagrams to add interest!


Examples of scientists and the new materials they made include:

Spencer Silver, who invented the glue for sticky notes Harry Brearly, who invented stainless steel.














Tune  into Joe Wickes on:



Can you tell me what you think Rock music is?


Listen to this song:


What are the ‘style indicators’ of Rock music? How do you know this is Rock music?



Look at the painting attached below.


Who do you think was victorious in this picture and why?

Email me your answer via the class email.



Can you make a robot using materials found in your home? Watch this video from The Tate Gallery to help you



Tune into Cosmic kids and have a go at some relaxing yoga.




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RE Picture

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Geography Worksheet 30.3.2020

Daily Activities 27.3.2020


Comprehension 160

Splitzaroni chapter 4 and 5

Spelling lesson 162



Grammar and punctuation practice test attached further down the page.

Writing: Use the below picture as a prompt to write a story. It could be an adventure story, fantasy or maybe even a horror story?

Picture Prompt

Picture Prompt 1


Mathletics: Unit on addition and subtraction written 

White Rose: Lesson 2 Decimals as fractions. Click the link, watch the video and then have a go at the questions. 

White Rose: Reasoning Questions on Rounding




Reasoning: 1
Reasoning: 2

Daily Activities 26.3.20

Reading Eggs:

Comprehension 149

Splitzaroni Chapter 1-3



Grammar: Various grammar questions attached below. Answers also attached.


Writing: Watch the video on Literacy Shed then have a go at one of the writing ideas.

  • Descriptive writing in the opening 30 secs, describe the early morning using senses, imagery, personification. e.g. As birds sang the trees woke up and stretched their branches, huge yawns echoed across the landscape. 
  • Use images of woodland and gnarled trees to describe woodland settings.
  • Write a diary extract for the trees, perhaps watching the humans on the bench, describing their frustrations at not being able to touch each other. 



Mathletics: Add and Subtract Written Unit has now been added. Two activities a day is plenty.

White Rose: Lesson 1 Decimals up to 2 decimal places. Watch the video and then work through the activity.





Grammar 26.3.20

Grammar 26.3.20 1
Grammar 26.3.20 2

Daily Activities 25.3.2020

Reading Eggs:

Comprehension Lesson 147

Spelling Lesson 146

Library Book: Splitzaroni Chapter 2

I have left chapter 1 available for those that have not read it yet.



Grammar Task. Go through the pdf document (further down page) and revise modal verbs. Identify the modal verbs in the paragraph and write sentences about the pictures using modal verbs.


If you fancy being creative you could write a shape poem. A shape poem has the same shape as its subject. So you could write a poem about a snake that slithers across the page.



Mathletics- Continue to complete Place Value Unit

White Rose- Rounding to 10, 100 and 1000

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Modal Verbs Powerpoint

Daily Activities 24.3.20

Good morning,

Please find a range of activities for you to complete today. There is also a weekly set of activities further down the page.


Reading Eggs:

Comprehension lesson 146

Spelling lesson 145

Library Book: Splitzaroni Chapter 1



Watch the video 'Adrift' on Literacy Shed. The film can be paused at various points to discuss what is going on.


Have a go at writing a rich description of the setting. Use figurative language such as metaphors, similes and alliteration.



There is Place Value work set on Mathletics.

White Rose Revision: Fluency questions on Place Value Numbers to 10,000

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Features of a biography

Features of a biography 1

Weekly Activities 24.3.2020

Reading:Comprehension and Spelling Lesson on Reading Eggs.

In your packs are comprehension books to work through.


Read every day and at the end of the book write a book review that can be added to the school library. I can even tweet your book recommendations for everyone to see!


Audible has hundreds of books to listen to for free-

We started The Jungle Book in guided reading, so why not read the rest? It is on Audible for free!



Mathletics- Number and place value unit.

White rose hub 
In your packs there are maths sheets and books to work through.


Times table practice and number bonds is also a great home learning lesson! Try this website:


Literacy: Write your biography for Queen Elizabeth II. I would love to read them! You could even have a go at writing a biography about anyone that you know lots of information about. I will add a features list at the bottom to help!


Art: Draw a city landscape! Perhaps London or Manchester? Remember to include all the iconic buildings. Could you cover it using different materials from your around your home and garden?


Geography: Complete some research on renewable and non renewable energy sources. You could you write a non chronological report or fact file. Where are the nearest power stations to Bury?


Science: Choose an object from your house. Draw the object and label the materials the object is made from. Identify the properties these materials have and why they were chosen to make the object. For example what materials is a frying pan made from and why?


PE: 9am everyday there is PE with Joe Wicks on youtube. Join in and keep active! You can watch it back at any time if you miss it at 9am.



Convert nouns or adjectives into verbs using the suffix -ate












I hope this gives you some ideas of learning you could complete at home! Please don't feel that you have to complete them all. Just try your best.


Welcome to 5SM!

Your Teachers are Miss Smythe

and Mrs Rehan


Come and have a look at our class page to find out about important notices and links to useful websites and videos to further support your child’s learning at home.



Important Information


Reading Books

Reading books will be changed after your child has read their book and completed their reading quiz. Please ensure your child reads at least three times a week and please sign their reading record book each time they have read.



Homework is set on a Friday and consists of Reading Eggs Assignments and Matheletics Assignments.  It is very important to support your child's learning at home.


Spelling Test

Spelling Tests are on a Monday and new spellings will be given out on a Tuesday. They will also copy these down in class and have the opportunity to practice them each morning in class through various activities. Children are also expected to practice these spellings and rules at home to further embed this knowledge.



PE will be every Wednesday afternoon this half-term and children will be taking part in Hockey. Please ensure children have the correct PE Kit (white top, black shorts and black PE pumps). PE kits should stay in school and will be sent home at the end of each half-term to be washed.


Useful websites

Here are the links to some of the exciting websites that children use in school to support their reading, comprehension skills and numeracy. Children will have their own passwords and we will be able to monitor their understanding to support them further.


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This half term in ICT we have been using Spheros to create a game

Our class assembly was all about Chinese New Year

We have been identifying materials that are thermal insulators. We then planned and carried out an investigation into which materials made the best thermal insulator.