Home Learning 3/3/21

Hello Year 5. Here is our Happy Picture of the Day:

Below is the home learning for today. Remember that you don’t need to print off the work you can complete it on a separate piece of paper.

Each day we expect you to complete:

20 minutes of reading, 20 minutes of Times Table Rockstars and 20 minutes of Spelling Shed.


Today we will be planning instructions. You can write instructions about one of the following options:

  • making/baking some food
  • getting ready for bed or school
  • how to play a game (board game, Minecraft or a sport like football)
  • You could also rewrite one of the examples from Monday!


Read this extract from The Secret Garden and answer the questions next to it.


Today we are going to apply our understanding of subtracting fractions with different denominators to mixed numbers. A mixed number is a number that is made up of a whole number and a fraction. (Remember we looked at addition of mixed numbers on Monday this week)

Miss Busby will show you the steps below and work through the example of images below.

Step 1 – Subtract the whole numbers. 

Step 2 – Separate the fraction element.

Step 3  – Convert one fraction so that the denominator is the same as the other. Remembering the rule that what you do to the denominator you do to the numerator.

Step 4 – Carry out the subtraction with the same denominator.

Step 5 – Convert the answer into a mixed number

Step 6 – Remember to add in the whole number answer from Step 1.

Step 7 – Convert the fraction into its lowest form.

Using this knowledge, watch the video clip below and have a go at the worksheet questions you are directed to complete. There is no need to print the sheet out you can just write the question number and your answer.

You can mark your work using the attached answer sheet (again, no need to print this out, just use it to check your answers).

If you are feeling confident, you can have a look at the extra challenge questions below. To be able to tackle these questions you will need to watch the video clip below which shows Miss Busby explaining how to subtract fractions which have denominators that are not multiples of each other.


Today in Science, we are continuing with our investigation into life cycles. Last week you researched conditions that plants need to be able to grow. You are going to apply this understanding first to make predictions about what will happen to the cress seeds that Miss Busby planted at half term and shared in her video. This experiment was designed to look at the impact of temperature on the germination of seeds.

Refresh your mind by watching the video again, particularly noting the four different environments that the cress seeds were going to be planted in.

Now is the time to make your predictions for how the cress seeds will grow in each of the environments. Draw a grid like the one below, giving plenty of space to complete your predictions. Think about the questions below:

  1. In which environment will seeds germinate the best? Why?
  2. Where will they not germinate? Why?
  3. Will there be some cases where they germinate, but do not grow? Why?

There are a series of videos that show the germination of the cress seeds over the period of six days. Watch each one and make observations about the results each day for each of the environments.

What do you notice about the seeds, roots, stems, leaves? Think about the size, shape and colour in your observations.

Option 1 – You could lay out your observations like this. Try not to make it too small, you may need to have several grids to represent a couple of days.

Option 2 – Or maybe you will have a table for each day. Then there may be space to include illustrations of what you observe.

Below are all the video clips for each day of the cress seed growing experiment. Feel free to not watch each video straight after the other. Make sure to write your observations and make your drawings for one day before you move on to the next.

Day One  https://youtu.be/bdjK2Iv6w-Y

Day Two  https://youtu.be/gx9o-IUWdRw

Day Three  https://youtu.be/ltWKX9SnSlY

Day Four  https://youtu.be/gYyjsjltQuA

Day Five  https://youtu.be/MS9mdBXQrHo

Day Six   https://youtu.be/01bPrYRVyu8

Day Twelve   https://youtu.be/f1kptW-OIdM

We look forward to seeing your observations shared on SeeSaw.

The answers are at the bottom of the PDF documents, no peeking! We can’t wait to see your work on Seesaw.

Miss Mullinger and Miss Busby

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