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Yr 5 Sparrowhawk & Tawny Owl

This week's Y5 Home Learning

Friday 20th May


This week we have been learning about relative clauses and subordinate clauses.

Watch the clip here to remind you how to write them.


Next week we will be learning about a Victorian engineer called Isambard Kingdom Brunel who designed and built bridges.Take a look at the BBC Bitesize clip and information to find out what he did.


BBC Bitesize page



Now using this information, write some sentences about Brunel. Use subordinate and relative clauses.

Angles within shapes

This week we would like you consolidate your understanding with the following websites: 

Bitesize Triangles

Calculating angles within shapes

Meet the Team

Sparrowhawk Transition Booklet

Remote Learning for Year 5 isolating children

Previous weeks' home learning:

We have been calculating angles around a point and on a straight line this week.

Use these websites and quizzes to help you consolidate!


Friday 1st April


We have been really impressed with your ongoing hard work on decimals in Year 5!

Here are some games to consolidate what we have learned in class:

Comparing decimals:

Identify place value in decimals:

Adding decimals:


Friday 25th March

Year 5 & 6 Spelling Words


All of these words have one or more letter u 'hiding' within them, which you might miss when spelling.

Learn to read, say and spell the words, as well as know their meaning for home learning this week.


amateur       guarantee         language        persuade        restaurant      queue


Ideas to practise spelling:


Well done for all of your hard work on the Hidden Figures during Science Week this week!


It has shown, however, that we still need to work on mastering where and when to add apostrophes.


First, use this website to help you understand:

Then, play this game afterwards to help you practise:

Extra challenge: ask an adult to read you the sentences and then try writing the sentence with the apostrophe(s) in the right place.

Bonus Task! Does who we are change how we experience things?

Next week we will be considering our big question in relation to religious beliefs. We would love you to talk with your family about their religious beliefs, if they have any. What do they believe and why? How does this affect their lives in the day to day and with regard to big life events? If they do not have religious beliefs, what other traditions have they followed? 

This week we have been practising dividing numbers by 10 and 100 to create decimals using 'Number Generator'.

Here is another version for you to try as homework. Have fun!


Even if you don't have a ukulele, you can practise getting your fingers into the correct place on a ruler or piece of card! You can also become more familiar with the tune which we will use for our own songwriting lessons.  

Welcome back!

This week  both classes have enjoyed getting stuck in to The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan O'Dowd. The characters want to go sightseeing in London and name several places they might want to go. Next week we will be sightseeing all that Oxford has to offer to help us decide which are the 'Wonders of Oxford'. So we are able to write about them properly, please learn the meaning of and how to spell these words. Some of them have letters which are hard to hear when sounding out and trip up even the most confident spellers... so practise carefully!


centre      bridge    square    meadow   college   museum    library     gargoyle

Last term's Year 5 home learning:



Our next topic is exploring the sights of Oxford and the wonderful things our city has to offer. We would like you create a puzzle - it could be a wordsearch, crossword or quiz - about Oxford's sights! 


You can create it by hand or use the 'Puzzle Creator' linked below to do it online. 


Puzzle Maker Word Search Creator


Have a safe, happy and peaceful holiday. See you in 2022!

We have been working hard to master the methods of short multiplication and long multiplication this week. Apply what you've learnt by solving these problems. Watch the videos below to help you remember the method if needed. Good luck!

Short multiplication

  1. Mrs Doust needs to order some new whiteboard pens. She orders 8 boxes, each containing 24 pens. How many pens has she ordered altogether?
  2. Mr Gray wants to replace the school’s footballs. Each football costs £6 and he wants to order 134. How much will they cost?
  3. If Riley runs for 5 minutes every day, how many minutes does he run in a year of 365 days? Bonus: How many hours and minutes altogether is this?

Long Multiplication

  1. Ms Scott takes a train to Scotland. Each carriage can carry 72 passengers. The train has 12 carriages. What is the total number of passengers that the train can carry?
  2. Mrs O’Hara is doing some knitting. Each row has 128 stitches and she has made 18 rows.How many stitches has she knitted altogether?
  3. Miss Nielsen is buying Christmas cards for the whole school. If she buys 25 packets each containing 18 cards, will she have enough for 15 classes each with 30 children?

Long Multiplication - Years 5 & 6

Short Multiplication

Year 5 Multiplication using the Short Method

BBC Bitesize - The Solar System

We have been really focused on Earth, the Sun and the Moon and how they move in space and what this means for us this week. Make sure you really understand it all by exploring the BBC Bitesize resources on this topic by following the link above.

Well done all of Year 5 for your wonderful descriptive writing this week, imagining what life on the international Space Station would be like! Next week we will be focusing on non-fiction writing and crafting some really clear and strong paragraphs explaining what we have learned in science about the solar system.


To get ready: use this BBC Bitesize page to learn all about paragraphs.

* Watch the videos

* Read the information

* Try the Quiz and Activity, writing a paragraph about the seasons, or something of your choice.


Your task is to learn to say, spell and show that you understand the meaning of these words.


Do this in a way you choose. You could:


* use a dictionary to look up meanings you don't know

* make a glossary of the words that are new to you

* write a paragraph including the words

* ask a grown up to test you on meaning and spellings

* another idea of your choice


We'd love to put anything you create on the Topic Wall!

Previous Home Learning

We've also talked about lots of ways to learn times tables this week - keep practising these at home and next week we will also have a go at  Times Tables Rock Stars at school.