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Please remember to join your teacher on Microsoft Teams every Monday night at 4-4.30pm. We are all really excited to catch up with you all!! The first meeting is Monday 22nd June.


29.06.20: For today's meeting, please could you have your best joke ready to share with your teacher and classmates.

Last week's wonderful work!

It is worth noting that when you send us images, it doesn't show your name on the poster image! Please can you make sure that you write your name, nice and big, on the pictures you send. Thanks.

W/B 29.6.20


Hello again lovely year 5. We hope you have had a great week.

As always, if there is anything you would like to share with us, please send a photo or picture to one of our Year 5 emails and we look forward to sharing what we find next week. It would be lovely to see what creative things you and your families get up to!


Witty winners of Nottingham’s limerick competition are revealed!

On Wednesday, The National Literacy Trust revealed the winning limerick from each year group. We are SO proud to announce that a Fernwood pupil won the year 5 entry…A huge well done to Isaac Keenan! Take a look at his hilarious limerick:


EXCITING NEWS - JK Rowling has just tweeted some VERY exciting news! She stumbled across a box in her attic which contained drafts for a stand-alone fairy tale she wrote 10 years ago called The Ickabog. During lockdown, she has done a bit of rewriting and decided to publish it for free online so that, during these strange times, children can read it. She will be publishing a chapter (or 2 or 3) every weekday, starting at 3:00 on 26.5.20 and ending on July 10th. But there's more...She'd like children to illustrate the book for her! The best pictures in each publishing territory will be included in the books she intends to publish in November 2020. She won't personally be judging the competition (that will be down to individual publishers) but your parents or guardians can post your artwork with the hashtag #TheIckabog and JK Rowling can retweet and comment! See the website for more details and terms and conditions. Enjoy and good luck with your wonderful art work smiley


This week’s reading comprehension is based on a persuasive letter. As a guide, we suggest:

Red and blue writers: please complete * work

Green writers: please complete ** work

Purple writers: please complete *** work


The story so far…Batman has been spotted in Wollaton! News has spread like wildfire around the local community and it is your job to find out all about it and write a super newspaper article! Use the witness’ videos (you may recognise them!) to help you collect all the details you need for the 5 Ws.  

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Day 1

Identify features of a newspaper article.


A news article discusses current or recent news of either general interest (i.e. daily newspaper) or of a specific topic (i.e. political or trade news magazines, club newsletters, or technology news websites). A news article can include accounts of eyewitnesses who witnessed the event. Look at the powerpoint to remind yourself about the main features if you have forgotten.


Look at the article examples for your coloured writer and identify the different features: heading, subheading, 5 Ws, photo, caption, quote, date and who the reporter is.

Day 2

Direct and reported (or indirect) speech.


To tell our audience or readers that someone said something, we have to give this information: who said it; what they said; how they spoke or what they were doing at the time. There are two ways to do this.

  1. Direct speech: Direct speech uses the speaker’s actual words: What he or she said is what you write... inside speech marks of course. E.G. “Batman just sat in the window, sipping his coffee. It was remarkable!” Mr Hartley, a witness at Suda, reported.
  2. Reported (indirect) speech: We usually use reported speech if we don’t want or need to say the person’s exact words.It can sound a little more formal. It can make a change from dialogue. E.G. Mr Hartley, who was a witness at Suda, told us that seeing Batman was a remarkable event.


Red and blue writers: Use your sheet to identify direct and indirect speech then progress onto adding missing punctuation.

Green and purple writers: Rewrite the sentences so you change the direct speech to indirect speech and the indirect speech to direct speech.

Day 3

Create your newspaper plan.


You need:

  • Headline
  • Subheading
  • 5 Ws
  • Picture and caption
  • Paragraph plan (including key details in the opening paragraph and final paragraph)
  • Quotes
    Red and blue writers: use the newspaper planning sheet to plan your article.
    Green and purple writers: use your own planning format to plan your article.

Day 4

Write a newspaper article!


When you are writing your own newspaper article:

  • Make your headline short and snappy.
  • In the first sentence, sum up what the story is about.
  • Write your report in the third person and the past tense.
  • Split your newspaper report up into paragraphs to help the reader clearly understand the information.
  • If you use quotes to make your report more interesting, don't forget to use speech marks!
  • Use a photo with a caption to give the reader more information.
  • Fill your newspaper report with both facts and opinions. Facts give the reader all of the information they need by using the 5 Ws.
    Red and blue: use the newspaper template to write your article.
    Green and purple: Design your own newspaper template and write your article.
    Remember to follow your planning sheets from yesterday!


We are using White Rose Maths to support home learning. Please read the comment from your maths teacher and see the extra resources saved to support/challenge you. Please note that you are only expected to do the extra/different maths work from your maths teacher (e.g. if you are in Miss Marriot's maths group, you do not need to do Mr Hartley's maths group's challenges).

Click on the picture to take you to the White Rose videos for each task. Please don't hesitate to email your maths teacher if there is anything we can do to support you!


Mr Hartley and Miss Chohan's maths group

Hello lovely 5CH maths group. Miss Chohan and I hope you've had a good week - and really been enjoying building those bridges! We had a go at them in school too, and I'm relatively confident to report to you that most people really enjoyed doing them! We only have 2 more weeks of Japanese work left (there are tonnes more around though!) and this week is all about one of my favourites: Hidato! It's basically about counting 🙂 Simple! Well.. There's obviously a bit of a twist! Have a watch of the video and see how you get on. Oh, and don't forget to keep working on the White Rose!


Mr Allen's maths group

Hello again! So now we’ve covered decimals, I hope we all got on alright with that pesky decimal point J This week we are getting a little bit hands on and are looking at measuring and drawing angles accurately. Protractors at the ready! (If you don’t have a protractor already it would be really helpful to have one, however most of the questions can be done without one so if finding one is impossible you can still get on with the majority of the work this week).

Work through the videos, paying close attention to ALL the teaching points. There are 4 ‘lessons’ to complete so have a go and remember measuring is all about being precise. Take your time and check, check and check again.

At the end of the week there is a ‘test yourself’ quiz to have a go at. The answers are available for you to mark your quiz yourself or an adult could help you.

Good luck,

Mr A J

Miss Marriott's maths group

Hi Guys!! I hope you enjoyed multiplying and dividing decimals by 10, 100 and 1000 last week. I’m hoping you remembered all the tips and tricks. This week is all about recognising and measuring angles- you have done a little work on this already so hopefully you should be able to use that knowledge this week. Hopefully you have a protractor at home to be able to answer a few of the questions. If not, you may want to use your knowledge of acute, obtuse and reflex angles to make a prediction. Good luck and please send me some of your work- I’d love to see!

Mrs Deyzel's maths group

Hello everyone! This week is all about angles. Hopefully you can remember all the different types of angles that we learnt about before lockdown! I have given you some little tips to help you work your way through my 4 activities this week. Email me with any questions or to show me your wonderful work J Mrs D


This week our topic is music! We are going to be planning, creating and performing our own limericks. Knowing our year 5’s, we know that there are going to be some hilarious examples by the end of the week!

Lesson one – Follow the slides to explore the features that are typical of limericks. The Task (which is shown on the slides) will ask you to find an example of a limerick and to annotate it. You will need to consider the rhyme scheme, the number of syllables per line and the purpose of each line. Have a go at performing the limerick have annotated to see what it sounds like.

Lesson two -

Here is a fantastic clip that shows you how to follow rhythm. This will allow you to read a limerick as it is meant to be read and will help us later in the week when we are writing. Your task today is to practice following a rhythm using the video (if you are anything like us year 5 teachers this may take a few attempts!). Once you have mastered find 3 limericks and try performing them, can you spot and follow the limerick’s rhythm?

Lesson three – Today we are planning and starting to write our very own limericks. Follow the slides as these will break down for you what you need to do. There is also a task sheet that will help you to plan and prepare your limerick. Don’t forget those features!

Lesson four Today you are to complete your limerick. Be really careful that you are following a rhythm, a rhyme scheme and your plan. Once you are happy (again you might want to keep tweaking and altering as you go along) then write it up in best and illustrate it. We’re expected some funny illustrations here!

 Lesson five – Today is the day. It is time for your performance! Grab an audience if you can, record a video if you can and perform your fantastic limerick. We would absolutely love to see any examples! The key word here is rhythm – who has got it?!


My community – the friendship letter exchange

This activity is a modern take on having a pen pal. Coordinate with some friends and write each other letters of encouragement and kindness. Take a picture of your letter or type it out and email it. When you receive yours in return, save them up to read when you need a little pick me up. This teaches children about the importance of having a community around who can support each other through ups and downs.

Just for fun


Treasure Trail - A special shout out to Zoe Logan for recommending this website, offering virtual trails using google maps - this week’s is about sporting venues. There are also other quizzes and ideas of things to do at home. Have a look!


This week’s spelling rule is words with the prefix ‘circum’ or ‘hypo’.  ‘Circum’ comes from the Latin word for ‘round about’ or ‘around’. ‘Hypo’ comes from the Greek word for ‘under’. Try this spelling game this week. All you need is a dice! Use this weeks spellings and have fun!

Stay safe, we miss you all! See you all next week,

Team 5