11.5.20 Morning Year 5

Welcome to another week! I hope you had a lovely long weekend and managed to get outside and enjoy the sunshine.

Ideas for the day:

Maths –Summer Term Week 2 (w/c 27th April) Lesson 1 Adding decimals with the same number of decimal places (or carry on from where you’ve got to in the decimals work so far). You have to scroll right down to the bottom of the page to find the lesson – we are two weeks behind the resources on the website. We are on w/c 27th April.

Don’t forget to use the video to help you and the answers to check your work.


English –  This week we are looking at the book Eric by Shaun Tan. Today’s lesson you will looking at the book and practising finding modal verbs. For activity 2, you have to write some sentences  about Eric that contain a modal verb. I have added a blog post with a picture of Eric. It would be great if everyone could add a comment with their best  sentence!

(The documents above are also on Purple Mash with audio)

 History – This week we are going to continue finding out about the Maya civilisation.  Here are some areas that you might like to investigate:

  • Did they have a writing system? What was it like?
  • What did they believe? Did they worship gods?
  • Find out about their creation story.
  • What causes the decline of Maya civilisation?
  • Why did the ancient Mayan cities stay undiscovered for so long? When and how were they rediscovered?
  • Explore more about any of the areas of life for the Maya that you found interesting when you were researching last week, eg food, architecture, clothing, games and leisure.
  • Anything else that you’d like to investigate about the Maya!

Choose one or more of these areas. How you present your work is up to you – you can be creative! If you’d like to do some of your work on Purple Mash there are templates about gods, food, games and pyramids that you could use. Don’t feel you have to use Purple Mash though.

Here are some other links that might help you:



Please do share your work about the Maya with me. Post it on Purple Mash or send me an email year5@standrews323.herts.sch.uk   I love seeing all your work!

Take care

Miss Sewell