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Week 1



As it's beginning to look more like Spring outside, I thought you'd enjoy this text, which is all about butterflies.  When you've read it, think about these things with an adult at home.


1. Read aloud the text, “Butterflies.”  Practise reading it aloud so you can make the surprise in the story very clear.  Can you add actions when you read it?


2. Now write a paragraph for what might happen next in the story.  What will the girl do about all the butterflies?  Remember to use a rich, varied vocabulary and all your Year 5 Writer’s tools.  Don’t forget to send in your super writing, so I can have a look at it.

A couple of fun, extra activities:

  • What and where is the Mountain of Butterflies?  Find out all that you can about it and then make a poster, showing what you find out.

  • Can you make a paper butterfly, following these instructions?


Remember you can email us your finished work to 


Butterflies by Kevin Crossley Holland

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How good are you with money?

Whilst we use credit cards and other online payment tools lots of the time, there are still occasions when we need to pay for things with coins.  When that happens, we need to make sure that we’re getting the right change, or make sure we’ve enough money to buy what we want to.  At other times, there might be an offer in the shops, maybe offering 3 tins of baked beans for the price of two, or 4 tins for the price of 5?  Which offer would be better value?


Below are three different games for you to develop your money skills...

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I know it’s not our current topic, but we have had SO much fun finding out all about space that I thought you might like this amazing You Tube Channel, called Beyond the Earth.

Take a look at the introduction and the first two episodes.

Beyond the Earth Intro

A short introduction to the fantastic YouTube channel "Beyond the Earth" where Dr Maggie and her amazing daughter Lori celebrate all fun things space-related...

Pom Pom Planet

Dr Maggie and Lori space-craft a range of different planets using yarn and old, upcycled spiralised plastic bags creating an array of bright, colourful orbs.

Zoe Ball Breakfast Show - School Challenge!

Listen to the answers to the questions posed on Zoe Ball's breakfast show...

Please do remember to send in pictures of any of the work that you do or make.  You could even send in a video of yourself, talking about Venus!  Send them to

Outdoor Learning

Here’s a maths challenge that takes you outside!

Your challenge is to try to make up an equation, using natural objects to represent a number.  You could use chalk to write in the missing numbers and symbols, or do it on a piece of paper instead!  Why don't you collect the sticks, seeds, leaves, nuts and pebbles (or stones) when you are out on your daily walk?


If you don't have the natural objects, you could try drawing pictures of them instead...

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Picture 3 Can you work out what this number sentence is?
Picture 1 Answer is... 1 + 1 +5 = 7

Your challenge is to make up a number sentence to give the following answers.  Remember, you can use a mixture of operations ( +, - , x, ÷ ) and could do more than one step to get your answer!

Answers to get:

6                      13                    14                    25       


82                    84                    120                 16.8


Please send in photos of your answers ( and don’t forget, there could be more than one way to make the same answer…

Topic - Ancient Egyptians

The Ancient Egyptians used a special style of writing, that we now know as hieroglyphs, or hieroglyphics.  It used symbols to represent the letters, or even words in some cases.

Take a look at this website to see what you can learn... 

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Picture 1 Careful! A symbol may have more than one meaning!
Some of the symbols used by the Ancient Egyptians changed over time, so you may find different examples of the hieroglyphic alphabet.  Can you use the symbols to spell out your name?  Or to send me a message?  Send your examples in to