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Year 5 Home Learning


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Oak Academy Daily Lessons 

Everyday 'Oak Academy' releases daily Year 5 lessons, including quizzes, videos and worksheets. These are perfect for Home-Learning. 

Click the link HERE to see what lessons are scheduled today. All the lessons will be similar to the pitch and themes to the lessons we are teaching at Herne. They include all the subjects of the Year 5 curriculum. 


Lessons from the BBC

The BBC has a vast range of excellent lessons suitable for Year 5. The maths is inline with 'White Rose' the same maths scheme that we base our teaching on at Herne. 

Click HERE and select Year 5 to discover more. The lessons include all the subjects of the Year 5 curriculum. 


Creative Home Study Projects

These are home learning projects designed by Hampshire Inspection and Advisory Service (HIAS)

PROJECT 1 - Flights of Imagination (CLICK HERE)


PROJECT 3 - Get Moving (CLICK HERE)Iconic minimal flat graphics by illustrator/visual artist Andre Levy a.k.a.  Zhion. — andre levy a.k.a. zhion

The materials

• Each resource contains an overarching weekly theme and all the activities relate to this.

• There is no time limit to the activities, and they may take more than one week.

• All the activities can be adapted for different age groups, even though age recommendations are given.


Printable English and Maths Pack (with answers)Printing Paper Animation GIF | Gfycat

Year 5 English and Maths Pack 1       (answers)


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We have attempted to link the below resources to the general subject areas we are covering this half-term in class. The exception to this is English, which is very hard to replicate the detail we go into in the classroom, however we have found some units with similar skills taught.


In the Spring term Year 5 cover:  Division and multiplication, Fractions and Decimals and Percentages.
Common core math GIF - Find on GIFER

The BBC have a range of good resources that covers: Fractions, Multiplication and Division

Maths Mastery printable workbooks (4 weeks worth ) - Parent Guide        Learner Booklet

Addition and Subtraction        Booklet     Answers

Multiplication and Division     Booklet    Answers

White Rose Maths Booklet 1 (including answers) - Multiplication and Division

White Rose Maths Booklet 2 (including answers) - Fractions 1 

White Rose Maths Booklet 3 (including answers) - Fractions 2

White Rose Maths Booklet 4 (including answers) - Decimals and Percentages

Autumn Term Revision

White Rose Maths Booklet 1 (including answers) - Place Value

White Rose Maths Booklet 2 (including answers) - Addition and Subtraction

White Rose Maths Booklet 3 (including answers) - Statistics

White Rose Maths Booklet 4 (including answers) - Multiplication and Division

White Rose Maths Booklet 5 (including answers) - Perimeter and Area

The BBC have a range of good resources that covers Place Value, Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication and Division and Measurement (area and perimeter). 


General EnglishSee the source image

Year 5 English Lessons - the BBC have some fantastic lessons suitable for Year 5 English.

Liteacy Mastery printable workbooks (4 weeks worth 21st Sept - 16th Oct) -      Workbook


English - Writing
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Year 5 UNIT 1: Moondial (click here)

Year 5 UNIT 2: Wallace and Gromit (click here)

Year 5 UNIT 3: The Wind in the Willows (click here)

Year 5 UNIT 4: Dreadful Menace (click here)

  • Each writing unit contains a sequence of 5 lessons to be completed in order
  • Each session should take no more than 30 mins to complete
  • Tasks are written with easy to follow instructions for parents / child 
  • Each lesson has a simple explanation and examples to get started
  • All units are based on texts that can be found online, or extracts shared within the unit

Parents, carers and siblings can help by reading the extracts/text aloud to the child; collecting interesting words and phrases on paper / post-its as they read; talking to the child about their ideas before they write.  All these instructions are within the unit aimed at parents. (HIAS English Team).


English - Reading
Reading GIFs | Tenor

Year 5 UNIT 1: A Sprinkle of Sorcery (click here)

Year 5 UNIT 2:  The Balrog  (click here)

Year 5 UNIT 3: Sea Fever (click here)

How much and how often children read really matters. During a time of school closure, ‘just reading’ is one of the best ways to keep children learning and growing. 

Once children have mastered decoding through their phonics work, reading as much and as widely as possible will ensure that they continue to develop, not just academically, but emotionally too. And the best way to improve reading is the most enjoyable – reading! As the reading scientist Mark Seidenberg puts it, “The serious way to improve reading – how well we comprehend a text and, yes, speed and efficiency – is this: Read. As much as possible. Mostly new stuff.”

Encourage children to read stories, non-fiction and poetry .  Encourage parents to listen to their child reading aloud, even if they are in Key Stage 2. Enjoy talking about the books they read and discuss unfamiliar words. Reading aloud will help children to build their fluency, so that when they read silently the ‘voice in their head’ is fluent too.   (HIAS English Team)



In science the children are studying Humans and animals with a focus on life cycles. (Spring)

The BBC have some clips on the different parts of the unit. (Click here)

There are some very interesting clips about the life cycles of different creatures here. (Watch in order)

In science the children were studying 'Earth, Moon and Sun' during the first half-term. (Autumn 1)Science (GIF) in 2020 | Science gif, Gif, Science

The BBC have lessons on the Earth, Moon and Sun and the Solar System. (CLICK HERE)

Oak Academy have 6 lessons focusing on Space. (CLICK HERE)



This term the children are looking at colour and paint mixing. (Spring)

If you have paint, you could try this paint and colour mixing activity. Click here.
Art Artist Sticker by smelleigh for iOS & Android | GIPHY

Draw alongside an author. (click here)

This link gives YouTube clips of authors and illustrators drawing characters from well known books.  Why not get children to draw alongside Benji Davies or Mini Grey?



The theme this term is 'Living alongside Mother Nature'

(Focus on volcanoes, earthquakes etc and a comparison with North America)

Oak Academy have 6 lessons for your to explore. (Click Here) 

Check out this BBC Bitesize page on Volcanoes. There are videos and a game to play.

Check out this BBC Bitesize page on Earthquakes. There are videos and a game to play.

Here are some extra bits that you might like to watch...

National Geographic video on Earthquakes

A powerpoint on volcanoes

The theme last term was 'Our Earth in Space'. (Autumn)Space GIFs - Get the best GIF on GIPHY

Oak Academy have 6 Space lessons for your to explore. (Click Here) 




FrenchGlitter Graphics: the community for graphics enthusiasts!

In French this term the children are learning about 'Body parts and Clothes. (Spring)

Mr Innes is a fantastic French teacher with a channel on youtube. Watch his videos here.  


Clothes Part 2

Clothes Part 3

There are some clothes games here. (last 2 categories)

Body Parts

Parts of the face

How about trying some of the body part games on this website. Click here

In French last term the children were learning about 'Days and Weeks'. (Autumn)

Mr Innes is a fantastic French teacher with a channel on youtube. Watch his days of the week video here.  (CLICK HERE)


Computing Amongst the multitude of Computing courses, the BSc (Hons) Computing  (Information Management) has been … in 2020 | Powerpoint animation,  Animated clipart, Sculpture lessons

Year 5 would be looking at animation this term. (Spring)

Watch this video by the BBC to explain what Stop-motion animation is.

This website has some good ideas to get you started. Click here.

You will need an animation app. You could try downloading Pivotman (computer based) or Stop Motion Studio (Free App) which we use in school.

Year 5 were looking at databases and spreadsheets last term. (Autumn)

Oak Academy have a unit dedicated to spreadsheets. (CLICK HERE)



There is a large range of online resources for children to access. Please explore the following weblinks:

Chance to Shine cricket activitiesExercise GIF by Petter Pentilä - Find & Share on GIPHY

Cosmic Yoga

PE with Joe Wicks

Let's Move Dance for Infants

Dance Workshop for Juniors

BBC Bitesize for Juniors


Premier League Primary Stars: Try your Best!