Year 5 Pack 2 Reading 1 Reading 2 Reading 3 Reading 4

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Year 5 Pack 2

Follow the learning activity sequence for reading, writing and maths and choose a challenge a day from the wider curriculum. Tick them off as you go! It

is okay to revisit or repeat things if it helps you to practise core skills.

Reading 1

You as a reader

People talk about 'reading' and 'readers' a lot, especially in school. They're big and important words, sure, but it can be hard to work out exactly where you stand. Am I a 'reader'? Do I read enough? What kind of reader am I?!

To help make sense of it all, create a poster which answers the questions on this mind map and builds a picture of you as a reader. There are also some resources below this grid that you might like to use to help you.

Reading 2

ERAH – Everyone Reading At Home With your reading book, spend a good 15 minutes sitting somewhere comfy and quiet away from distractions -and read -and enjoy your book. Why not record this in your reading diary, writing a short passage on what happened in the part you have just read?

Reading 3

Create your own dictionary challenge! Using the book that you are currently reading, write down at least 6 words that you do not understand and look up their meanings in a dictionary. Be sure to note down the meaning in the context of the sentence (so if there is more than one meaning, you need to choose the one that makes sense as part of the sentence that it came from). There is a table below this grid to help you.

Reading 4

Fact and Opinion

Use this BBC Bitesize video to remind yourself of the differences between facts and opinions. Then, have a go at the activities below the video to see


Writing 1

Pobble 365 –Then the rain came–

Powerful vocabulary

Your writing activity is to describe the scene in the picture, using noun phrases. Use a thesaurus to help find synonyms to describe the clouds and umbrella in your Sentence Challenge.

Writing 2

Pobble 365 –Then the rain came–

Story writing

Use Question Time to help you to continue the Story Starter. When you have finished, re-read your story and see where you can edit and improve it.

Writing 3

Pobble 365 –Watch and Learn– Commas Read the Story Starter and use it to help you with the Sentence Challenge to insert commas in the correct places. Can you write 3 more sentences of your own, using commas?

Writing 4

Pobble 365 –Watch and Learn Imagine you are the fish that the bear is after. Draw and describe what you can see, remembering to use noun phrases and commas. For example: Unsheathing her long, razor-sharp claws, Mother Bear prepared to spear a delicious, juicy salmon for tea!

Maths 1

Times tables – Complete the times tables practice. Remember to use these times tables songs to help you.

For extra maths practice, why not complete a Beat That challenge!

Maths 2

We are applying our understanding of times tables to help us learn about factors and prime numbers! Follow the links and complete the interactive learning activities all about factors and prime numbers: q7hyc/articles/zp6wfcw q7hyc/articles/z2q26fr

Can you list the factors of: 30, 12, 9, 16, 33, 18, 14, 40?

Do any of these numbers shared factors in common?

For example: 15= 1 x 15 and 3 x 5 25 = 1 x 25 and 5 x 5

So 15 and 25 have the common factors 1 and 5.

Maths 3

We are using our understanding of times tables and factors to learn about


Follow this link to learn what multiples are: pLG9qIwIs

Can you list the first 12 multiples of 6, 8, 9 and 12?

Can you list the first 8 multiples of 7 and 5?

Can you circle the first common multiple of 7 and 5?

Maths 4

Please complete the My Maths activities:

- Factors and Primes - Multiples

For extra practice, why not complete a Beat That challenge!


Wider Curriculum


Matching flower parts game Cut out the cards at the end of this document and shuffle them. Then try to match up the name with the correct picture and its function. For example:


French vocabulary

Practise saying hello, naming some animals, naming some members of your family and labelling the parts of your face.


Find out about Hokusai

Katsushika Hokusai, known simply as Hokusai, was a Japanese artist, ukiyo-e painter and printmaker of the Edo period. Born in Edo, Hokusai is best known as author of the woodblock print series

‘Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji’ which includes the internationally iconic print, The Great Wave off Kanagawa.

You could use objects from your house –

such as a halved potato or a kitchen sponge – to do some printing of your own, in the style of Hokusai. Or, if you prefer to draw, you might like to follow this video tutorial.


Tabata is an early form of high-intensity interval training (HIIT), started in the 1990s by Japanese professor Izumi Tabata, who used it to get speed skaters in shape for the Olympics. It involves short, four-minute bouts of explosive interval moves done for 20 seconds each for eight rounds, with a 10-second break between each round. Olson found the routine to be an extremely effective way to boost metabolism fast. Try this Tabata workout for kids to get your hearts pumping!

If you’ve still got some energy to burn,

here are some more Tabata workouts to try:

Marshmello Dance Workout [Fortnite Fitness]

Old Town Road Tabata Workout for Kids

Marshmello and Bastille Happier Tabata Workout


Resources for reading activity 1

Learning: to talk about books, explain a personal point of view and recommend books to other people, giving reasons

for my choices

Choose a possible title for your poster:

Choose a possible place that you like to read:

Who I am as a Reader

My Reading Personality

Reading Status (Me!)

My Reading Profile

All about Me as a Reader

My Reading Career (so far!)

My Reading Experience

My Reading Life


What is the best book you have ever read or had read to you?


What book would you recommend to your teacher?


What book would you recommend to your best friend?


Have you ever read a trilogy?

Who is your favourite author?


Dictionary Challenge




Cards for science matching game