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Make a Book Recommendation for Mrs Setchfield due 6 December

Mrs Setchfield is looking for a new story to read. You task is to recommend one to her?

You need to recall a book you enjoyed and explain why you enjoyed it and why you think Mrs Setchfield might also enjoy it.

The place for you to do the writing is set as a 2Do on Purple Mash.

You will explain your opinions clearly.

Use paragraphs.

Use some persuasive language and techniques in your writing, which will leave her convinced that yours is the one she will read!

Citing Sources for Research due Mon 29 November

In last week's lesson, you started finding answers to the questions set as a 2Do (Citing Sources).

For homework, I want you to complete the rest of the questions. You saved this work in your MyWork folder - you will open it from there and continue with the task - remember to save it each time you complete another answer - do not wait till you have finished to save it.

I have shown you how to copy and paste in links and text which shows the author and publisher information. (CTRL+C, CTRL+V) - different on a tablet.

Below is a slideshow reminding you about what to put in your references:

Digital Art Task due Monday 22 November

Homework task – Image Manipulation Activity due Monday 22 November

In last week’s lesson, you learned how it is possible to change somebody’s image or to use it in a negative way (with your own image) – some of you put your head on an animal’s body.

For this task, you are going to create a picture which uses your own photo – but do it in a positive way. It could be you against a pleasant background, you as you receive a medal, a write up in the news etc.

You will use 2Paint A Picture which is in Purple Mash Tools – set as a 2Do. Last week we used eCollage, but this week you can use any of the tools in 2Paint A Picture. Remember, your photo is saved in your MyWork folder. If the 2Do doesn’t work, save your image in your MyWork folder as usual.

Online Safety task due Monday 15 November

You are going to create your own short comic strip to tell the story of one (or more) of the letters of the SMART crew videos we watched last week.

You will use the 2 Publish Plus Comic Book App which is already set as a 2Do.

You need to think about and plan:

  • What is the online safety message going to be?
  • What characters will you create?
  • How many pages will there be in the comic? Be realistic and think about the time available to write the comic strip.
  • Think about the ages of the children reading it (9-11).

For example: you may have a child online giving away personal information and then arranging to meet up. A superhero could then arrive to help sort out the problem and advise the child how to stay safe only using the SMART messages

The videos can be watched again at: The Adventures of Kara, Winston and the Smart crew - Childnet

See the poster which explains each of the messages for SMART for example S is for keeping personal information SAFE

Artist blog due 11 October


Each week we will teach a new spelling pattern in class from the Year 5 and 6 lists. Children will practise this online, at home, using the online platform Spelling Shed.


Times Tables

We use the Times Table Rock Stars online platform to practise multiplication and division facts. Your child uses their school username and password to access this. Your child needs to complete at least 5-a-day - at least 5 games in the Garage mode - each game lasts 1 minute. Times tables facts are the basis of half the Maths we cover in Year 5 so it is vital that your child knows them reliably. TTRS will automatically give your child practice tasks at exactly the level needed. It periodically assesses them and moves them on to a new group of facts when facts are recalled correctly and in an average of less than 3 seconds each. All the facts should already be known by the end of Year 4. 


Topic Work

Other work will be set for your child using the Purple Mash online platform. These are set as 2Dos and can be seen as soon as your child logs in. Children should check the ‘Alerts’ button as well.


Login details

Your child uses one username and password for all the above online platforms. 


Recommended Reading

There are some links below to lists or recommended reads for Year 5 children. 

Please note, there is no right and wrong in this. Any book which enthrals and motivates a child is a good read.

These lists are sponsored by booksellers. The good thing about that is the books are in print and available. The downside is that they are marketing products so the pages contain adverts. 

If your child is still a developing reader or lacks confidence, some contain links to lists for slightly younger children and this will be right for your child. If in any doubt, please contact us about this.

Our class visits the school library on a rota - see below.

School Reading List Year 5

Scholastic Y5 List

Another list