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Year 5 Week 7

Week beginning Monday 18th May

For all of the work below you do not need to print out any of the worksheets, thank you Year 5. 


Our focus for this week is area. We would like you to spend approximately 30 minutes on each activity. Please complete the work in your workbook. The worksheets are below and there is a ‘Guide’ sheet to help you.


Day 1 – Find the area by counting

Please complete the questions from the sheet below in your workbook.


Day 2 – Calculate the area

Please complete the questions from the sheet below in your workbook.


Day 3 – Calculate the area of compound shapes

Please complete the questions from the sheet below in your workbook.


Day 4 – Missing Number Area

Please complete the questions from the sheet below in your workbook.


Day 5 – Practical Area Work

Look around your home and find objects to measure. Measure each side and breadth of the object, then calculate the area of the object. Record the object name and its area in your workbook. You could find the area of a book, your bed, a table or anything else you can find. Can you find any compound shapes to measure and calculate the area of? An L-shaped bath, kitchen worktop?

Times Tables Rock Stars - BATTLE OF THE BANDS! 

This week it’s battle of the bands!! Each band (class) in each year group will be battling against each other. You can play in any game type in any area of the site. The band in each year group with the most correct answers will be the winners...will it be 5M or 5B?!

The battles will start at 3:30pm on Friday 15th May and finish at 3:30pm Friday 22nd May.

So play as much as you can over the next week to help your band be Top of the Pops!


We would like you to continue reading 5 times each week for at least 10 minutes each time.  Keep working hard on the reading challenges set a couple of weeks ago and keep counting up your miles!  Have you made it around the world yet?

More reading resources and books can be found using this link if needed:


We would also like you to complete the activities below, all around the theme of Music.  Worksheets can be found underneath.  Spend approximately 30 minutes on each activity and record your work in the book provided by school.


Day 1 - “Thriller” Comprehension – Write the answers in your book.


Day 2 – Musical Vocabulary – Read the words in the box on the sheet and see if you can pick out all the words linked to Music.  Write these down alphabetically in your book.  Can you write definitions for five of these words?


Day 3 – Ideas About Music – Read the information, write whether each statement is the main idea or a detail that supports the main idea.


Day 4 – Ed Sheeran Text - Read the text below and write down 10 facts from the information you have read.


Day 5 – Design your own book cover – It could be for a book you have read or a book you have made up.  Can you make it music themed?  


We would like you to complete the following spelling and writing activities.  Please spend approximately 30 minutes on each activity.  Record your work in your workbook.  


Day 1 – Spellings

The focus this week is on more homophones.  Please see the worksheet below for information and words to practise and learn.  

Day 2 – Punctuation – Using brackets

Complete the worksheet below by writing the sentences with brackets in your workbook.  Use your neatest handwriting!

Day 3 – Sentence work

We would like you to make up your own sentences, using the music words from your Day 2 Reading task completed yesterday.  Write these neatly in your workbook.  Try to vary your sentence structures, use a variety of different punctuation and remember to use a range of descriptive vocabulary too.


Day 4 – Story writing

Today we’d like you to use your imagination!  Listen to the piece of music below called “The Flight of the Bumble Bee”.  As you listen, pretend you are that bumble bee!  The music is quite fast paced suggesting that the bumble bee is flying around – where are you flying to?  Why? There are moments of tension in the music – what is happening at these points?  Have you encountered dangers or problems?  What are they?  How do you deal with them?  Do you have help from anybody else? The end of the piece of music is quite calm – how does your adventure end?  Use all of your ideas to write a short descriptive story in your book.

Flight Of The Bumblebee - Rimsky-Korsakov

Flight Of The Bumblebee - Rimsky Korsakov

Day 5 – On-going writing activity

At the end of each week we would like you to write a diary entry or a newspaper style report reviewing your week.  Record any key events or memorable experiences as well as your thoughts and feelings.

Other subjects

We would like you to complete one activity a day from the list below. You can choose which activity you do on which day. We would love to see the work you do so please email us some examples to

The subjects could include: Science, History/Geography, ICT, PE, Spanish, PSHE, RE, Music, RE and Art. Enjoy learning about music in different ways!


Activity 1 – Design and Make your own Musical Instrument

We would like you to design and make your own musical instrument using things your have at home. You could use a cereal box and elastic bands to make a guitar, tins to make drum or straws to make a set of panpipes. There are lots of ideas on the internet to help you.


Activity 2 – Research a classical musical composer

We would like you to go onto the website below and select one of the pieces / classical composers to find out more about them.  Produce a fact file about the composer that you’ve chosen and include references to some of their famous work.  Think carefully about the presentation of your findings.

Activity 3 – Explore and compare music through the decades

Watch the video below from about 9:00 minutes until the end.  This will give you a taste of how music has changed over the years from the 1950s to present day.  What type of music was popular in each decade?  Who were some of the famous people in each decade?  Which songs were big hits in different decades?  Use your research skills to find out the answers – you could ask your parents / grandparents or use the internet to find out more about the different genres of popular music.  Present your findings however you want to – it could be on the computer, by recording a video / oral presentation or by producing a piece of Art work!

How music has changed over the years

You can watch it all if you want to but we want you to focus on the 1950s to the present day (start around 9 mins)

Activity 4 – PSHE – British Values

This week, to follow on from last week’s VE day celebrations, we are celebrating ‘British Values’. Had we have been at school, we would have been taking part in a range of activities discussing; similarities and differences, respect and tolerance, individual liberty and the law. We would like you to have a look at the list of activities below and choose at least one to do this week. Miss Hewitt would love to see some of the work you have been doing, if you would like to send it via email to , we will pass it on.

Activity 5 – Spanish

Complete the worksheet below in your workbook.