21.5.20 – Greetings Year 5!

Morning Year 5!

I really enjoyed reading your descriptions of ‘the lost thing’ yesterday.  People are also starting to share their learning about a European country. Try Mollie’s quiz about France – I have to say that I didn’t score full marks!

Just for Fun Challenge –This weeks ‘Just For Fun’ challenge is to create a ‘socially distanced’ picture. See Monday’s blog for more information

Ideas for the day:

Maths –Summer Term Week 3 (w/c 4th May) Lesson  4 Calculate Perimeter (or carry on from where you’ve got to in the 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 4th May. We learnt about perimeter earlier in the year, so hopefully it will be familiar learning to you!

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


English –

  • Well done with yesterday’s grammar quiz. There was one question that proved to be the most tricky. The confusion was thinking that you can separate two main clauses with a comma. This is known as comma splicing and is a common mistake people make. Look at the PowerPoint  – the link is on the Purple Mash blog. (You’ll learn more about semi-colons in Year 6, so don’t worry if you a bit confused by that  part. You can always just use a conjunction or a full stop to fix the sentences.)
  • Complete the ‘Fix the sentences’ worksheet.  Below are pdf versions of the worksheet and answers. You may find it easier to use the Word versions (on the Purple Mash blog) as you can just edit the sentences, rather than writing them out again.

Geography – Continue with your project about a European country. Perhaps today you could find out some other, non-geographical, information about your country. I’m sure you have lots of creative ideas. Maybe you could cook a meal from your chosen country or draw a picture of a famous landmark.


Your project for the week is to research the geography of a European country.  Find out about the physical geography (that means mountains, rivers etc) and also about the human geography (eg about cities, population etc). How you present your work is up to you – perhaps you could make a little guide to the country?

You could start your project by choosing a country in Europe – perhaps one that you’d like to visit one day! You could look on a map and find out some basic information eg.  where the country is, what countries border it and what it’s capital city is.

You could find out about physical geography e.g the main rivers and mountains in your country of choice. How high is the tallest mountain? Perhaps you could draw a map and mark them on? If you’re feeling particularly creative, you could make a 3d map??

Maybe you could make a fact file about your country? You could include information like the population, what language they speak, their flag etc.

These websites might be helpful: