Holy Family Catholic Primary School

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Home Learning

Welcome to Year 5's Home Learning page! 

Here you will find suggested activities your child can be completing whilst at home. 

Below is a suggested plan your child could follow throughout the week. Please feel free to follow this plan or complete however many activities you would like to do!

What Year 5 have been getting up to!

Ethan has been very busy growing crystals, playing with kinetic sand and he even baked his own birthday cake (it looks delicious). A big Happy Birthday to you Ethan from all of Year 5!!

Week 3 - 06-04-20 

Here are some eggcellent Easter tasks you can try at home! 

You yes YOU are eggcellent. . . . . . . . . . . #pun #puns ...

 Easter Activity Booklet - English .pdfDownload
 Easter Challenge Cards .pdfDownload
 Easter Maths Activity .pdfDownload
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Week 2 - 30/03/20

Useful Home Learning Packs 

Science - Whizz Pop Bang

Whizz Pop Bang is a great Science resource who are offering free activities for you to do at home! I have uploaded some examples below but you can find more fantastic hands-on experiments at:


 Make your own volcano.pdfDownload
 Space lesson 2.pptxDownload
 Spring 2 week 1 Science club.pdfDownload
 stunt plane.pdfDownload
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Suggested Activities


Our Guided Reading text for this term has been 'Who Let the Gods Out'. We have had lots of fun reading the hilarious adventure story and have completed work on character and setting descriptions.  

Here are some ideas of what you could do at home for guided reading based on the text: 

  • Write a prediction on how you think the story is going to end - What do you think will happen to Elliott and his mum? Will Virgo still be banned from using her powers? Will Thanatos find the chaos stone? Do you think Mrs Patricia Porshley-Plum will get her devilish hands on Home Farm?   
  • Create a storyboard to summarise the events that have happened in the story so far.  
  • Which character would you most like to meet and why? Explain your answer.   
  • Write down three questions you would want to ask a character from the book. Now try to write their answers.   
  • Make a fact file about a topic from the book.  
  • Choose a key moment from the story and change the event - write what would have happened next.




In English, we have linked our guided reading text to our writing and have been looking at writing our own Greek mythical story. Here are some suggestions that you could do at home: 

  • Design and create your own Greek mythical God and write a character description.   
  • Write your own Greek mythical story. Follow the structure of: Setting - Hero - Dilemma - Quest - Powers - Monster/Evil God - Conflict - Resolution.
  • Write a newspaper report in the style of the 'Daily Argus' about and event e.g the events from the wedding
  • Create a comic book scene inspired by 'Who Let the Gods Out'.  
  • Imagine you are one of the characters from the book. Write a diary entry about and event from the book from that character's point of view.   
  • Write a report from the Zodiac Council on why they have taken Virgo's powers.  
  • Write a letter from the perspective of Mrs Patricia Porshley-Plum to Elliott, listing the reasons why he should sell Home Farm to her.

Other English writing ideas:

  • Keep a diary of what you are doing during your time off school.
  • Create your own adventure story.
  • Use Pobble 365 to write stories/character descriptions/improving sentences.
  • Write a letter to a family member or neighbour.
  • Create your own comic book. 


 This term in Science we have been looking at 'Living things and their habitat'. Here are a few ideas of what you could do at home for Science:

  • Create an Insect hotel or home and place it in your garden or an outside area.
  • Keep a diary entry each day of any visitors you may have or any changes you notice in your insect hotel/home.
  • Write instructions on how to create an Insect hotel or home.
  • Research the life cycle of a bird and create a poster or presentation and present it back to somebody at home.
  • Choose your favourite animal and write a non-chronological report about your animal including what it's life cycle is like.
  • Watch the animals LIVE at https://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/webcams/panda-cam/ - Can you create a diary entry everyday about what animals you see and what they are doing or create a fact file about an animal?
  • Create your own Zoo and include drawings and facts about each animal in your zoo.  


Our topic this term has been Ancient Greece. For ideas to do at home please see topic sheet in Home Learning packs. 

Religious Education:

Our topic this term in RE has been Reconciliation. If you would like to do any activities related to our RE topic or RE in general, https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/keystage2-ks2/ks2-subjects/ks2-religious-education, is a great website to use with lots of RE resources and ideas! 

 Useful Websites:

Twinkl - www.twinkl.co.uk/offer - Here you can find printable resources for all areas of the curriculum. For free access during the school closure create and account and use the code PARENTSTWINKLHELPS


Top marks - www.topmarks.co.uk - This is a free site that you can find online games and resources linked to most areas. Year 5 particularly enjoy the hit the button times table game. 


BBC Bitesize - www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize - This website changes daily to offer support and resources throughout the next few weeks/months. On here you can find a range of activities and games for all areas of the curriculum including spelling, punctuation, maths and science. 


Pobble 365 - www.pobble365.com - This is a free website that the children are familiar with that as a school we feel is a good resource for the children to practise and keep on top of their reading, comprehension and writing skills. Nothing needs to be printed for this, but they can use their lined exercise book to complete the tasks. (This is a website that has a new picture/activity for every day of the year).


White Rose Mathshttps://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ - This is a free website which provides you with free Maths lessons and resources. 


The Maths Factor By Carol Vorderman - https://www.themathsfactor.com/ - By signing up you can access free Maths lessons, games and times table tests. A great interactive resources with virtual rewards and certificates. 


Times Table Rockstars - www.ttrockstars.co.uk - On this website the children have their own log in and can practise the times tables that has been set for them from their teacher. The children enjoy this as they can also compete against each other. If you can't remember your child's log in details then please just email me and I can send you them :) 


If you would like to email me at ecaulfield@holyfamilyleeds.co.uk with any work/creations you have made then please do. I would love to see what wonderful things you have all been getting up to at home!  

I hope to see you all soon!

Miss Caulfield.

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