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Mon 1/6

POSSIBLE SHOPPING NOTE TO GROWN-UPS: There are some science activities on this page that require: a carrot, a stick of celery with leaves on and some dark food colouring.

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Welcome to our last 6 weeks of home learning laugh

We will be working together as a mixed Year 5 and Year 6 team and each of you will be able to make choices and decisions about which bits of learning are best for you and what you can do to help your learning move forward. I am always here to help so please do email me or ask me to give you a ring if I can help in any way:

Right.....let's crack on top team!


Wake up your mind and body by working out with Joe Wicks live at 9am or workout later in the day. Click below...
Here is a different kind of workout - try it to revise some skills...Times Tables Mash-up! Click below...
Before you begin any writing today I would like to suggest that you listen to this book. It is a book all about what is happening right now. It is written for children your age.

Another week's holiday has passed and we begin a new phase with rules about meeting people changing.

School has opened for some year groups but not others.


  • What have you been up to this last week or two?
  • What have you been really enjoying?
  • What is now changing for your family?
  • How are you going to do things differently in the coming week or two?
  • What are your thoughts on this whole Coronavirus episode?

In your exercise book write a Dear Diary entry dated 1st June 2020.



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Click below to go to your Maths page.

If you find your Year Group page a little challenging then take a Step Back.

► ENGLISH - spelling

We have 6 more weeks of home learning together laugh
So, what would you like to learn about?

I have lots of ideas for learning to share with you, but I want to hear your ideas too. Is there a mini-topic you would like to do? Email me your ideas.

Today we will learn about plants...

We know that the world is full of living things.

We know that there are plants and animals.

We know that plants and animals are connected in food chains.

We know that all food chains begin with plants.

Plants are producers - they make their own food.

Animals are consumers - they eat plants or other animals.

Let's find out more about plants - are they just as fascinating as animals?

All today's science and art requires patience...I will look forward to your pictures in a few days!

Question 1

Do you know the parts of a plant?

Watch below...

Question 2

Do you know what plants need to survive?

Watch the short film below...


Let's grow a plant.

You will need:

  • a carrot
  • a saucer/plate
  • water

What to do

  1. (Ask an adult to supervise) Cut the top off the carrot
  2. Place the carrot top in the saucer
  3. Add some water to the saucer (we know plants need water)
  4. Place it somewhere light (we know plants need light to grow)
  5. Take a photo
  6. Keep topping the water up each day if it evaporates
  7. Take a photo each day - up to 10 days


Watch this film to see how it might work...

The carrot (orange part) is the root of the plant and takes up the water to help the stem, shoots and leaves grow.



Watch this investigation first...

It would be fun to try and recreate this experiment

You will need

  • some sticks of celery with leaves on
  • some food colouring (red or blue are good)
  • a tall glass or mug to stand the celery in
  • water
  • a spoon


What to do

  1. Fill about half your glass with water
  2. Add 5 or more drops of food colouring to the water - nice and dark colour
  3. Ask a grown-up to cut the end off the celery (not the leaf end)
  4. Now stand the celery in the coloured water
  5. Take a photo
  6. Take a photo a day or so later

Watch the film below to see what happens and learn why it happens...


Let's get artistic!

You will need:

  • a small flower or plant from your garden or a walk
  • some newspaper
  • some books

Watch this video to see what to do...


Listening to someone read a story is a great way to relax and unwind.
We are lucky that, at the moment, we have some fantastic stories being read by famous people and excellent story-tellers that are wonderful to enjoy.

Choose a story from below to listen to. Choose somewhere to relax and enjoy it.

David Walliams is sharing his stories and they are funny...
Ancient Greek Myths: Do you remember learning about the Ancient Greeks? Here are some Ancient Greek myths to listen to:
Audio Library: Fancy something different? Visit our audio library where you can listen to a *HUGE VARIETY* of books and stories! Find somewhere below and then choose a story to listen to.


Extra Learning Skills Experiences


Let's all rise to the challenge and make our book cover.....come on, give it a go...Year 5 and Year 6!

Email me your pics.
Here are the ideas from Y5 and Y6 so far....

I am about to make my book cover. I am going to do this book:

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