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Week Seven 13/07/20

Summer Term 2 - Week Seven


Monday 13th July - Friday 17th July

Hello Kensington and Hyde!


We can't quite believe it, but we have reached the end of the summer term and the last week of home learning.  It is such a shame that we haven't been able to all meet again this term but we are really proud of the way that you have coped with this strange and challenging last few months.  


We hope you have a wonderful summer holiday and we are looking forward to catching up with you in September, when you will be in Year 6!


Until then, why not have a go at the Anson Mini Olympics challenges over the summer? 
You can also find summer themed Maths and English activity booklets (along with answers!) below.  


Stay safe and keep smiling! smiley


Ms Bijlani and Ms Daly



Below are your home learning activities for this week. Some of the tasks may require you to leave the school website to access the resource. If you are unable to access these, don't worry -  complete the offline home activity instead. You can do both if you would like to.


If you would like to share your work on the blog, then please do so! Your grown up will have your login details. Don't forget to support each other through comments!


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Focus: Assess and review

This week is about reviewing the words you have learnt this term. You will find the complete list below in a PDF file titled Spelling Overview.



  • Identify some of the words you are still unsure of and look them up using a dictionary. Can you use it in a sentence?
  • Read the Mr Whoops' Mistakes Activities (PDF below) and identify the incorrect spellings. There are three different activities and you can check your answers at the end.  
  • For more spelling practice of Year 5 and 6 spelling rules and words, have a go at the games on Spelling Frame or Spooky Spellings




Focus: Inference


Inference is using clues from the text and our prior knowledge to work out something the author doesn’t tell us.

It is often based on clues about:

  • character
  • setting
  • mood

Good inference involves:

  • Justifying our answers with evidence from the text – "I think...because..."
  • Using detail – closely quoting the exact word / phrase
  • Finding more than one piece of evidence
  • Thinking from the writer’s point of view


Inference helps us to have a deeper understanding of the text.


This is the cover of The Wild Way Home by Sophie Kirtley.  Below, you will find a PDF of the first few chapters. 



Read each section and then answer the questions before moving on to the next section.  Don’t forget to use the inference stems and link your answers with ‘because’ to explain how you know or why you think something.



Have a look at the front cover. 

  • What can you see? 
  • What kind of story do you think this is going to be?  What gives you that impression?
  • Where do you think it is set?  Why?
  • Who might the characters be? How do you know?


Read the chapter called ‘Before’

  • What kind of creature is a hart?  What evidence of this can you find in the text?
  • How old was Hartboy when his deertooth was lost?  How do you know?
  • What does the word ‘endless’ suggest about the forest setting?
  • What is the mood of the story so far?
  • Why do you think this section is called ‘Before’?  What do you think might happen next?  Why?


Read the chapter called ‘Hunt’

You might also like to watch this video of the author reading this chapter

  • On pages 6-7, how does the author show that Nero is a dog?
  • Which words on page 7 suggest how Charlie is moving?
  • At the top of page 8, Charlie says “I won the game.”  Is this what you expected or a surprise?  Using examples from the text, can you explain why you feel this way?
  • What kind of relationship do you think Charlie, Beaky and Lamont have?  Give evidence from the text to explain your answer. 
  • How do you think this chapter is linked to the previous chapter? 


Read the chapter called ‘Stones’

  • What does “a little tingle creeps up my spine” suggest about Charlie’s feelings on page 10?
  • On page 10, what time of day is it?  How do you know?
  • How long do you think the three friends have knows each other?  What evidence can you find in the text?
  • What do you think Charlie has found?
  • Who do you think the low voice belongs to at the end of the chapter?


Read the chapter called ‘Home’

  • What does the description of the forest as a “blur of green” on page 15 suggest?
  • What kind of relationship does Charlie have with his parents?  How do you know?
  • How do you know that Charlie labelled his collection when he was much younger?  Find words or phrases from the text to explain your answer.
  • What do you think is going to happen next?


Read the chapter called ‘Birthdays’

  • What emotions do you think Charlie feels when he hears that the baby has been born?  Can you give evidence from the text?
  • What do you think Charlie means when he says that dad has “kind of got it all wrong and kind of got it all right at the same time” on page 24?
  • What do you think is going to happen next?
  • How do you think these chapters are going to relate to the first chapter, ‘Before’?


Offline Activity:

Read a book! A new book, an old book, any book! Just read! Choose a section or chapter to focus on and think about how the characters in that part of the book speak and behave.  What do their words and actions tell you about their personality?  Why do you think they are speaking and behaving in that way?  Based on what you have read, what do you think is going to happen next?  



Focus: Reflection and Letter Writing


As this is the last week of term, your task is to write a letter to your new class teacher.  The week's activities also include reflecting on the past year and thinking about your hopes and aspirations for the coming year.  


Monday: Identifying features of informal letters


Read the letter below and note down the key features of an informal letter. 


  • What do you notice about the layout?
  • What language features do you notice?
  • How has the writer organised their ideas into paragraphs?
  • How does the writer start and end the letter?


Tuesday and Wednesday:


Spend these two days thinking about the following topics.  You don't have to answer every single question - these are just ideas of what you might like to include in your letter.  You could make notes, use mind maps or even doodle your thoughts and feelings.  


About you

  • Who is in your family?  Do you have any pets?
  • Who are your friends?
  • How would your friends and family describe you?  What kind of person are you? 
  • What are your hobbies and interests?
  • What are your strengths?  What do you find tricky?  
  • Jot down your favourite things, such as books, films, games, sports, animals etc. Can you explain why you like them so much? 


This year

It has been a very unusual year, split between starting Year 5 at school and most of you ending it at home.  

  • What were your favourite memories of your time at school this year?
  • Were there any activities that you particularly enjoyed?
  • Do you have any funny or memorable moments you would like to share?
  • What subjects or topics have you particularly enjoyed?  What have you found challenging?


  • How have you been keeping busy while you have been at home? 
  • What have you enjoyed about this time? What have you found challenging?


Next year

  • How are you feeling about going into Year 6?
  • What are you looking forward to?  Is there anything that is worrying you?
  • Do you have any particular goals that you would like to achieve next year? 
  • Is there anything you would like to ask your new teacher?
  • Is there anything else that you would like them to know about you? 


Thursday: Writing your letter


Using the notes you have made, make a quick plan of what you are going to include in your letter.  This might be a numbered list of paragraphs, such as:


1. Introduce myself - who I am and what I like

2. My strengths and what I need help with

3.  My favourite moments from the last year and things that I have found challenging

4.  My feelings about next year

5. Conclusion and questions for my new teacher


Start writing your letter, remembering to use all of the relevant features.  


Friday: Finishing, editing and presenting your letter


Finish writing your letter today and then use the checklist below to check if you have included all of the features of a letters.  Don't forget to check and edit your work for your non-negotiables! Make any changes necessary and then spend some time presenting your letter beautifully, using your best handwriting.  Can you add some colour or decoration?  You might like to keep your letter to give to your new teacher in September.  





Click here to access the White Rose Maths Home Learning page where you will find your daily tasks for this week. This week you will need: Summer Term – Week 10 (w/c 29 June). 


Just follow these five easy steps…


  1. Visit the White Rose Website here
  2. Click on the set of lessons for your child’s year group.
  3. Watch the video (either on your own or with your child).
  4. Find a calm space where your child can work for about 20-30 minutes.
  5. Use the video guidance to support your child as they work through a lesson.


There is a video with a teacher giving you instructions and then an activity to download. You can download all the activities for this week below.


Lesson 1 - Metric Units

Lesson 2 - Imperial Units

Lesson 3 - Converting Units of Time

Lesson 4 - Timetables

Lesson 5 - Maths Challenge

Offline activities: 

If you have a ruler or a tape measure at home, have a look at the different units it shows.  Can you see centimetres, millimetres or inches?  Find small objects at home and record their measurements in different units.  For example, how long is your pencil in cm and in inches?  Or how long is your TV remote control in cm and in mm?


Using a calendar, work out how many weeks are there until your birthday.  What is this in days?  Can you find out how many weeks there are until Christmas, Eid or another special day in your life?  What is this in days?


Ask your family members if they have any timetables in the house.  This may be a bus or train timetable or a sibling’s school timetable.  Look at the timetable closely – what is it showing?  How is the information organised?  Can you use it to tell how much time there is between each bus or train?  Does the school timetable show how long each lesson or lunchtime is?



Log in to TT Rockstars and see if you can improve your time. Don’t forget to take part in the battle for your class or year group.


Offline Activities:

Do a speed test to see how many sums you can write in one minute. You will need to write out your questions before starting. Like so:

1 x 9 = 

2 x 9 = 

3 x 9 = 

and so on. You can mix up the sums instead of doing it in order - the choice is yours! Try to improve your time each day.  If you want a further challenge, include some division questions.  





If you have a safe outdoor space, please ensure you get some fresh air and exercise regularly this week.

Join the nation and take part in Joe Wicks Live P.E session. Click here to access his YouTube page.



If you fancy something different, check out the physical activity games on the Change for Life indoor activity page by clicking here


Offline Activities:

  • Warm up with a light jog around your home or on the spot for 5 minutes. Then try the moves below for a minute each, with a 30 second rest in-between.
  • star jumps
  • forward lunges (left leg)
  • forward lunges (right leg) 
  • push ups
  • squats
  • plank