School Name

Ladybrook Primary School and Nursery

Learning without Limits

Year 5 2019-2020

Monday 30th March


Good morning Year 5 -  welcome to week two of learning at home! We enjoyed our class chat on Friday and it was nice to hear some of the things that made you smile last week. We hope that you continue to find things to make you smile this week and are getting more used to working at home. We have been delighted that so many of you have been completing the tasks - well done!

We are missing being in the classroom with you and hope that you and your families are all well.

Love Mrs Draper and Mrs Gadd


Today, we would like you to do some topic work, maths and literacy.

Topic work:
The topic work is an ongoing task for the week, to be completed in your book. You can choose how to present your work eg: poster, factfile etc. We would like you to research British inventors and their inventions - try to find out a few facts about both the inventors and what they invented. Remember to present your work in your neatest, joined-up handwriting and to label any diagrams. All titles and sub-titles should be underlined with a ruler and don't forget to check your punctuation.

Your literacy today is handwriting, focusing again on joining correctly and looping g,y and j. You could practise it when you are doing your topic work or you could write out a passage from your reading book. Think carefully about the size of your letters, in particular s, c and w.

For the next two days we would like you to practise your times tables. Please go on Times Tables Rock Stars and also have a go at the work on Google Classroom. The activities are listed as bronze, silver and gold but you are welcome to have a go at them all! Remember -this task is for today and tomorrow.

Have a good day everyone smiley

Friday 27th March


Good morning! Well, we have made it to the end of our first week of home learning.
I wonder how you have found it?! We have found it very strange this week; we're sure you have too.

I went into school yesterday and it was sooooo quiet and empty without you all!  Fingers crossed we will be back to normal very soon. 

Did any of you hear the "Clapping for our carers" last night?  It was very emotional and will be something that I'm sure we remember when we are old and grey!!  A great example of hope, positivity and community spirit smiley


It looks like lots of you have been working very hard - thank you!  We have been checking Mathletics and TTRockstars and can see that many of you have been using them regularly - well done.

Today we are setting you some maths and some literacy.  You also have your ongoing topic task.


We can see that some of you completed your subtraction tasks on Mathletics yesterday but quite a lot of you didn't manage it.  Don't worry if you didn't; we understand that it may not be easy.  Today we would like you to try and do these subtraction challenges, if you haven't already, and you could also try to do some of the other set Mathletics tasks.

Remember that you will need a pencil and paper to work out the column subtractions before you type in the answers.


We will also put a link below to some quick "5 a day" challenges.  Write the answers in your books.

If you don't have access to a computer or the internet, just make up some more addition or subtraction calculations to work on.


Your literacy is based on the character descriptions that we started last week in school (for those of you who weren't in school last week, we put a copy of the sheet in your packs and we will put another copy in Google Classroom).


We would like you to work on your description of your new character for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
We would like you to find your "Dahlicious Descriptions" sheet from your home learning packs.
1. Read what you wrote last week about your new character.
2. Then complete the bottom section - writing similes to describe your character's appearance and behaviour.
3. Next we would like you to write a paragraph to describe your character, using all of the notes that you made on the sheet, including the similes.

** Remember, this is just a short paragraph or two, it is NOT your complete new chapter. We will build up to writing the new chapter as the weeks go on!

You can write the description in your home learning book or you may wish to type on the sheet and send it back to us on Google Classroom. It is completely up to you. We will use this description when we do come to write our chapters so take care of them!

Remember to use and include all of the usuals - capital letters, full stops, other punctuation, neat and joined handwriting, etc. Check spellings using a dictionary and you may wish to use a thesaurus to improve your vocabulary. Make sure you re-read and check your own writing before anyone else checks it too!

Have fun with those new horrible characters!!


If you were off school last week, look at the sheet in your pack or on Google Classroom.  We are creating a new character, making sure that he or she has a nasty character trait or flaw!



Please continue with your factfile about chocolate!  (See the instructions that were given to you on Wednesday). This may take you a few more days - that's fine.



We will also open up a thread on Google Classroom each Friday so that you can tell us some of the things you have been doing during the week.  We do really miss you all and think about you often!
Have a lovely day and a fantastic weekend. 

Keep smiling and look after yourselves and your families,
Love Mrs Gadd and Mrs Draper

Thursday 26th March


Good morning, everyone.

We hope you're all well and are enjoying this amazing weather!  How lucky we are to not be in the classroom all day!!


Today we are going to set you some maths, some reading and you also have some ongoing topic work.


Maths - 

We would like you to continue with your work on column subtraction.

If you found it tricky yesterday then we have attached the link to a video which should be a helpful reminder (the link is below and is also on Google Classroom).

We have set you some subtraction tasks on Mathletics (you may need to scroll down to find them if you have a long list of assigned tasks).

We have also put some subtraction challenges on Google Classroom.  We have added 3 simpler activities if you found the 4 digit tasks yesterday a bit tricky.  Have a look to see which is the best challenge for you.

If you can't access Google Classroom, make up some column subtraction questions to solve.  Remember to use the inverse to check your answers. 

Please write the answers in your books.

EDIT!!! I am working with Sophia at school on Mathletics and realised that I forgot to tell you to do your column subtraction working out on a piece of paper!!! It is too tricky to try and work it out without writing it down!! laugh


Reading -

We would like you to try a reading comprehension.  On Google Classroom there are 3 different versions of the same text.  You need to choose the right challenge for you - ask a grown up to help if you can't decide!  Write the answers in your books please.

If you can't get onto Google Classroom for any reason, you could spend time reading your own reading book and could practise summarising, predicting and clarifying, just like we do in group reading sessions.


Topic - 

We would like you to continue to work on your factfile about how chocolate is made and where it comes from.  Look back at yesterday's instructions to remind you what to include.  We expect that this task will take a few days so don't worry if it seems to be taking you a while.


Make sure that you allow yourself time to relax too and to enjoy the sunshine.  

Remember to look at the list of offline ideas and the list of ongoing tasks if you would like more to do.


Have a lovely day laugh

Wednesday 25th March


Good morning! We hope that you are settling into your new way of learning and are enjoying your free time too. All your work for today is on Google Classroom. We have set tasks for maths, literacy and topic work...


Today, we are moving on to subtraction. There are two sheets attached - one without exchanging and one with exchanging. Have a go at the one you feel most comfortable with - you might even try both of them! If you can't access Google Classroom, make up some column subtraction questions of your own. You should do this work in your books regardless of whether you are doing your own questions or the ones from the sheets.


Today, we would like you to read your reading book and ask an adult to discuss it with you. Get them to ask you questions about what you've read, to explain why situations might have happened and to predict what might happen next. Look up any unfamiliar words in the dictionary.


Topic task:
We would also like you to make a fact file about how chocolate is made and where it comes from. You should do this in your book, using two pages. Remember to present your facts using your neatest handwriting, underlining any subtitles with a ruler and colouring diagrams in neatly. We've attached two powerpoints to help you but you might like to do some research of your own as well.


If you haven't done any of the previous days' tasks, they are all still listed and you can complete them at any time. We expect that the topic task will take you a few days as you will need to make notes for your research before planning  and creating your fact file.

We'll be in touch again tomorrow - have a good day smiley .

Tuesday 24th March


Good morning everyone. smiley We hope you all managed to have a go at yesterday's activities and also got to play outside in the lovely sunshine. You will find our maths activity for today on Google Classroom.



We have put some money problems onto Google Classroom. These are based around a shopping receipt - if you can't get access to Google Classroom, create your own shopping receipt (with prices) and ask an adult to make up some problems for you.

eg: If you bought 3 bananas, two apples and a loaf of bread, how much would you spend?

If you want to extend the task, you could see how much change would be given if you paid with a certain amount eg: a £10 note.



Today, we would like you to practise your handwriting. If we had been at school, we would have been looking at how to join the letters g,j and y with a loop.


Important: Please look at the website on a computer in order to see the correct way of looping these letters - when viewing on a mobile phone, a different font is displayed! 


Try this when you practise today. You could write out your spellings or you could copy a passage out of your reading book.


We hope that you have a good day. Don't forget to look at the activity list which we sent home with you on Wednesday - there are lots of enjoyable activities on it that you could try.

Monday 23rd March

Good morning Year 5!

Welcome to your first day of learning from home. We hope that you have had a nice, relaxing weekend and are all enjoying the sunshine. Today, we would like you to do some maths and some literacy...



For the next few days we will be focusing on addition. Today, we would like you to create your own 5 digit addition questions and calculate the answers using the column method. eg:        67453      

                                                                 +   25490

You could then try adding a third number to challenge yourself a bit more. Check your answers with an adult and practise using a calculator.


We would really like you to continue to learn your spellings whilst you are at home. As it was such an unusual week last week, we would like you to carry on learning the spellings which you were given on Wednesday - these were as follows:











Please ask an adult to test you at the end of the week. Remember to learn the meanings as well and make sure that you can use them in a sentence.

We hope you have a good day and we'll be back in touch tomorrow.

Friday 20th March

Hello everyone!  Don't worry, we're not setting you work already laugh

We just wanted to give you a couple of messages and share some photos with you.

Firstly, what a lovely morning we had today, creating our machine art. You all worked so well in your groups and the finished pieces looked wonderful.  Fingers crossed you will be able to see the photos below. 


Today was also a very strange and quite emotional day for many of us.  We can't express how sad we all felt to say goodbye to you all; we will miss you very much.  But hopefully things will settle down soon and we will all be back together before we know it!  Get well soon to those of you who have been off school this week.

Thank you to parents and children alike for your kind words and support over the last few days - it means a lot.  To those of you who are key workers in whatever capacity, thank you for all that you are doing to keep everyone safe.


We are just going to leave you for now with a nice activity that you may wish to do over the next few days.  The idea is to draw, paint or collage a picture of a rainbow and display it in your window for others to see as a symbol of positivity, hope and to make people smile.  I went for a walk with my family earlier and we all enjoyed spotting rainbows in windows near to where we live.


We'll be in touch soon.

Have a lovely weekend and look after each other.

Mrs Gadd and Mrs Draper xxx

Welcome to Year 5








Top Sport - Outdoor PE kits



Hand in homework






Homework given out


Indoor PE


The children will need their outdoor (including trainers) and indoor PE kits in school all week please.

Welcome to Year 5!

This term our topic is called "Marvellous Machines and Cracking Contraptions!"  It is all about railways, inventions, forces and how things work.

Last term's topic was "Survival: Olive's War"; it was all about World War 2.  Keep checking the webpage for information and photos.

Sport Relief Sponsored Circuits

Year 5 got very hot and sweaty completing our circuits this morning!  We moved so quickly the photos are blurred! Thank you to all those who have collected sponsors.  Please send in the money as soon as possible.  Thank you.


We had great fun making and testing parachutes as part of our air resistance investigation.  Ask us to explain what we found out!

Jade Windley's visit

This afternoon, Year 5 have had a second visit from the tennis player, Jade Windley. We have had a fantastic time practising our tennis skills and working on the Dragon's Den activities which we started during her first visit. Here are some photos of the activities we participated in...

Marvellous Machines!


We were given the task of using PlayPod equipment to move a ball from A to B without carrying it. We soon realised that we needed to have lots of discussion and listen carefully to one another, in order to complete the challenge. We also realised that machines need a source of power and, in this case, the source of power was us! Have a look at what we produced...


This week has been a great week! Year 5 and 6 have paired up to work together to grow our minds about diversity and what this means. We have investigated and explored vocabulary such 'bias', 'stereotypes', equality', 'equity', 'inclusion'. Once we knew the meanings of these words we were able to explore where in society we see these things.

We have experienced a variety of learning tasks that allowed us to explore our visible and invisible similarities and differences; to celebrate our differences; to understand that we don't all have to be the same and its okay to follow our own path - reading the book 'How to be a Lion' by Ed Vere helped us to understand this and we wrote our own versions - we definitely don't all have to have the same roar! 

We studied the graffiti art of Banksy and his messages about the world before designing out own art in his style to pass on positive messages about diversity. Kandinsky's circles allowed us to share who we are - the colours in our circles all have a hidden meaning!

The poem 'People Equal' by J.Berry and writing our own versions helped us to think about different personalities and how one trait isn't better than another - we're just different. 

Our #Great Together videos really celebrate who we are - and we really are GREAT TOGETHER! Check them out on our 'Video Resource Page'

Parachute making to investigate air resistance!  We can't wait to test them out!
Year 5 have had a great day with Jade Windley working on physical and mental health.
Well done, Year 5 - your class assembly was fantastic!  Thank you very much to all the parents who came to watch and joined in with our party afterwards.
Here are our finished sculptures, based on the work of Henry Moore.  We are very proud of them!
These pictures show the process we went through to produce our sculptures.  We looked at the work of Henry Moore, created some shelter poses of our own, sketched them then made sculptures of our poses/sketches using wire, newspaper and Modroc. We loved this term's art work!

We had a brilliant day at Lyme Park, meeting up with our Link School.  We enjoyed playing "getting to know you" games, den building and just having a good chat!  We have discovered that we have lots in common and have made some lovely new friends!

We can only put pictures on the website of children from our own school - take a look at what we got up to!

Year 5 had a visit from some members of Stockport and District Normandy Veterans Association who told us fascinating stories about their lives and experiences during World War 2. The children asked lots of great questions and were very respectful, thoughtful and sensible during the visit.
We have been estimating, measuring and drawing angles.  We worked really well as a team today to practise our skills.
We have been investigating suitable blackout materials.  We planned and carried out investigations in our groups.  Some of our findings really surprised us!
Our WW2 day was very exciting! Our visitor brought in so many fascinating artefacts and allowed us to really experience what life was like during WW2.   We all loved being dressed up in our WW2 clothing (thank you so much for organising these outfits) and everyone learnt so much during the day. 

As part of PSHE and our new Linking Schools project, we have been exploring ourselves and similarities and differences between ourselves and others.  We played a fun class bingo game to find out more about each other.

In PE we have been creating an evacuee dance; we are very proud of what we've achieved as a team so far.

We have had a great start to the term.  We have been working hard on building relationships and working as effective teams. 

Have a look at some photos of some of the things we have been doing so far.

We have also been thinking a lot about growth minsdet.  Thank you for your fantastic homework. we will enjoy sharing it in class.