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Barnburgh Primary School

Learning to shine together


Year 5 Home Learning

Please see the selection of home learning tasks available.

See the separate website pages for: Maths Home Learning. Allotment Topic Home Learning and Home Learning Photos.

Hi Year 5,

Welcome back to our last half term in Year 5. Mrs Langley and I can't thank you enough for all the lovely photos and messages we have been receiving. It is amazing that you are still sharing with us the wonderful things you are getting up to at home and how much some of you are missing being at school. We also absolutely love seeing so many of you each week on Zoom. Come and join us if you haven't already!


For this last half term, we will be continuing our topic of 'Allotment'. It is such a shame that we cannot do this topic together in school, because so many of you seem to be loving it, but it is brilliant to see the amazing things you are growing whilst at home. Please keep visiting each of the Year 5 Home Learning pages for new reading, maths, English and topic learning. The English lessons are linked to our topic learning. 


We had some amazing entries for Mrs Langley's challenges over the past few weeks, however things seem to have gone a little quiet recently. But don't worry, Mrs Langley and I are working on new ways to challenge you all. From now on, our Zooms will be taking place every Wednesday and we will be chatting to you on there about new challenges and about any ideas you might have for Zoom activities. 


Don't forget to keep sending your photos and emails to show us what you have been doing at home. Keep a look out for the next Zoom meetings coming very soon. 


Love from Miss Appleyard and Mrs Langley x


 KS2 Sportsday from home scorecard.docxDownload
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As well as the reading comprehensions that are already on this home learning page, here are some new additions that are linked to recent times. 

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A message from Miss Appleyard 

Hello Year 5 :)

Welcome back and happy Summer Term! I hope you have all had a lovely Easter break and have enjoyed plenty of: sun, fun, family time, rest and most importantly...chocolate! I have absolutely loved reading your emails, speaking to you on the phone, looking at your pictures and videos and for a few of you, seeing you in person. I can't wait until we are all back together again and I can see all of your smiling faces in person. I'm sure we will all have so many stories and memories to tell, pictures to share and lots of wonderful work to look at. Hopefully it won't be too much longer before we can do that!


Until then... please make sure you keep the emails coming. Whether it is to ask a question because you are struggling, to send me some pictures, to ask for a phone call or just for a chat and a catch up, I love receiving them all! It's really important that we keep in touch and stick together. I am so impressed with what I have seen so far and you should all be so proud of yourselves. We are all in this together and we will all get through it together too. 


Now that you have enjoyed the Easter break, today marks the start of the Summer term. The start of this Summer term will not be like any that we have had before, but it will be one that we remember forever. Just like before the Easter holidays, there will be work added to the Year 5 Home Learning Page each week for you to have a go at. You will also notice that there are now a couple of other home learning pages. There is now a specific one for Maths, which has some new White Rose video tutorials and activities on that are brilliant. There is the Home Learning Photos page, which I am constantly updating when I receive your wonderful emails with pictures and videos attached. You might even spot a video of me dancing on there! Also, there is now an 'Allotment Topic' home learning page. Please remember, that as well as the home learning page, there is still the option to have booklets made for you to collect from school or that I can deliver to you, if this is easier for some of you. Just email me on if you want anything like this. 


If we were starting the Summer term back in school, like we normally would, I would now be looking forward to seeing some of your amazing Topic Challenges for our new topic 'Allotment' and we would have been starting our Engage lessons. If you head over to the Allotment home learning page, you will find both of these things on there - topic challenge and engage activities. I have actually already seen that some of you are already doing allotment type activities at home, but for those who haven't been, there are now ideas to have a go at. There is also a competition on there, which links perfectly to our new topic! The 'Creative Composting Challenge' is on the main home learning page and the Allotment page and would be a great activity for you to have a go at, that could also potentially win you a brilliant prize! How amazing would that be! Just like all of the home learning pages, the Allotment topic page will keep being updated. Keep an eye out on the app for notices of when something new is added or keep checking the different pages and remember.. keep emailing me over all the amazing things you have been up to! 


For those of you that haven't already seen, on the Covid19 tab of the school website there is a section for children as well as adults. Keep checking that page and if you head over to it today, you will see a special message from all of the staff at Barnburgh. Hopefully it will make you smile, it did me! There is also a tab where you can see what us teachers have been getting up to during this time away from school as well. Unfortunately, I didn't manage to get a picture of me with the many bags of Space Raiders I ate at the start of lockdown but you'll be glad to hear that they have all gone now, so I am back to trying to be good and healthy! :) 


As much as I am loving seeing all of the amazing things you have all been getting up to and seeing you do things that we perhaps wouldn't normally have time for, I am missing you all so very much! We just have to remember that we are all staying at home to protect each other and that it won't be forever. Soon enough, I am sure we will be back together in Barnburgh and I'm sure we will be sharing our memories for a very long time! I can't wait for this day to come, but for now.. keep safe, keep emailing, keep learning but most importantly, keep smiling! 


Lots of love, 

Miss Appleyard x

Oak National Academy

The Oak National Academy is a government-backed online learning platform.The Academy provides access to 180 video lessons per week. The lessons span a broad range of subjects, including maths, art and languages, and feature a corresponding quiz and worksheet. Each lesson lasts for one hour and the portal will provide the equivalent of three hours of lessons per day.

Click here to access the website

If you click on the online classroom, then subject and Y5, you can choose from English, foundation, Maths and PE. 

BBC Bitesize

On BBC bitesize you will find daily lessons for  Maths and English, as well as regular lessons in Science, History, Geography and more.

Click here to access the website


Select Y5/P6 when you enter the website.

Each day it has 1 x maths, 1 x English and 1 x Topic lesson for you to complete. 

Outdoor Learning

The links below have a range of activities that you can complete outdoors:

MFL Home Learning

Click on the links below to complete a range of Spanish lessons:

RE Home Learning


Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. The exact dates of Ramadan change every year. This is because Islam uses a calendar based on the cycles of the Moon. In 2020 in the UK, Ramadan will begin in the evening of Thursday 23 April and will end on Saturday 23 May.


Click on the links below to learn about Ramadan or download the files below. 

 How to make a ramadan lantern.pdfDownload
 Ramadan colouring sheets.pdfDownload
 Ramadan Comprehension.pdfDownload
 Ramadan Dried Fruit Balls Recipe.pdfDownload
 Ramadan moon and star decorations.pdfDownload
 Ramadan Roti Recipe.pdfDownload
 What happens during Ramadan activity sheer.pdfDownload
 Y5 Reading Comprehension.pdfDownload
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Thinkuknow have created some home learning activities for you to have a go at, focusing on keeping safe online. Click on the link below.


Yorkshire Water

Yorkshire Water have produced some home learning resources. Click on the link below to take you to their website. There are also some youtube clips to click on below too. 

Yorkshire Water Home Learning


Hour of Code - Use this brilliant website to have a go at some coding activities. Click on this link then click on your name. You all have your own login that are 'secret words'. If you would like to give this a go, please email me and I will send over your 'secret words'.

Creative Composting Challenge!

BDR Waste Treatment Facility 


BDR are proud to launch their creative composting challenge!
This competition is open to all school aged children (ages 4-16) living in Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham.

Composting is an easy way to reduce our waste and help out our planet.

Did you know, composting at home for just one year can save global warming gases equivalent to all the CO2 your kettle produces annually, or your washing machine produces in three months?

BDR want you to help them promote this and get more people to compost- and they want you to be as creative as possible. Insert Item
It can be a drawing, a story, a poem, a play, a vlog, an animation, building a model….or wherever your imagination takes you.

There will be nine prizes available, each worth £100.

If you’re in Scouting or Guides the Creative Composting challenge could contribute to some of your badges such as:
• Beavers – skills challenge or creative activity badge
• Cubs – skills challenge or artist activity badge
• Scouts – creative challenge
• Explorers – creative arts activity badge
• Rainbows – Drawing, nature, recycling, storyteller
• Brownies – Painting, performing, zero waste
• Guides – Campaigning, photography, vlogging, upcycling
• Rangers – Animation, blogging, volunteering





PLEASE NOTE: The email address on the application form is incorrect. Entries should be emailed to

4.4.2020 - 19.4.2020 - Easter Holidays!

Once this week of home learning is over on Friday, for 2 weeks, it is then your Easter holiday. 

I am sure it will feel very strange for most of us and won't be like the Easter holidays we are used to, but I want you to make the most of it and have the best time you can. Enjoy a break from the home learning and fill your time with family activities and maybe Easter themed activities. 

Remember to keep in touch with me over email and I would love to hear all about your Easter holidays and see pictures of what you have been doing. 
Happy Easter Year 5! 
Miss Appleyard x

Safer Schools

Visit the Safer Schools Home Learning Hub for activities on keeping children safe and keeping safe online.

Maths Shed

Below are many Maths Shed PowerPoints, which would have made up our upcoming maths lessons each day. As well as the White Rose link, these are a great resource to keep on track with what we should have been learning in class. 

Each PowerPoint has questions and answers. 

 Year 5 - Spring Block 2 - Fractions - Lesson 10 - To be able to add fractions giving a result greater than 1 - Teaching Slides (1).pptxDownload
 Year 5 - Spring Block 2 - Fractions - Lesson 11 - To be able to add mixed numbers - Teaching Slides (1).pptxDownload
 Year 5 - Spring Block 2 - Fractions - Lesson 12 - To be able to subtract fractions with different denominators - Teaching Slides (1).pptxDownload
 Year 5 - Spring Block 2 - Fractions - Lesson 13 - To be able to subtract proper fractions from mixed numbers (1) - Teaching Slides (1).pptxDownload
 Year 5 - Spring Block 2 - Fractions - Lesson 14 - To be able to subtract proper fractions from mixed numbers (2) - Teaching Slides (1).pptxDownload
 Year 5 - Spring Block 2 - Fractions - Lesson 15 - To be able to subtract a mixed number from a mixed number - Teaching Slides (2).pptxDownload
 Year 5 - Spring Block 2 - Fractions - Lesson 16 - To be able to multiply unit fractions by integers - Teaching Slides (1).pptxDownload
 Year 5 - Spring Block 2 - Fractions - Lesson 17 - To be able to multiply fractions by integers - Teaching Slides.pptxDownload
 Year 5 - Spring Block 2 - Fractions - Lesson 18 - To be able to multiply mixed numbers by integers - Teaching Slides.pptxDownload
 Year 5 - Spring Block 2 - Fractions - Lesson 19 - To be able to calculate a fraction of an amount - Teaching Slides.pptxDownload
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The Children's University of Manchester

Click on the link above to access the Children's University. There are lots of great sections to access on their, including: 'The Earth and Beyond', 'Energy and the Environment' and 'Ancient Egypt'.

100 things to do indoors......I bet you can't do them all......and if you can then PROVE IT in your diary :) 

Stargazers Topic Home Learning

We have been looking at this topic during the Spring Term

Stargazers - innovate: To complete our 'Stargazers' topic, in class we have started our innovate project of designing a rocket which can be launched. Please find below the innovate project board, which the children are aware of. They have already designed and labelled their own rocket. 

At home, have a go at making the rocket that they have designed and launch them in your garden. Photograph the finished rocket and video the launch of the rocket, if possible. Use baking soda and vinegar to launch the rockets.

Allotment Topic Home Learning

Choose from the home learning menu below. We will be looking at this topic during the Summer Term

Reading Home Learning

Reading Comprehensions

 A Hung Parliament Differentiated Reading Comprehension Activity.pdfDownload
 Armed Forces Day Differentiated Reading Comprehension Activity.pdfDownload
 Black History Month Ruby Bridges Differentiated Reading Comprehension Activity.pdfDownload
 Earth Day Differentiated Reading Comprehension Activity.pdfDownload
 Earthquakes Differentiated Reading Comprehension Activity.pdfDownload
 Eid Al Fitr Differentiated Reading Comprehension Activity.pdfDownload
 Fa Cup Differentiated Reading Comprehension Activity.pdfDownload
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60 Second Reading Challenges

 A Wartime Recipe.pdfDownload
 Comparison of Aztecs and the Maya.pdfDownload
 Frederick Catherwood.pdfDownload
 Help, I'm Stuck!.pdfDownload
 Hot Chocolate and the Maya.pdfDownload
 Jobs for Children.pdfDownload
 Maya Gods.pdfDownload
 My Eternal Journey.pdfDownload
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The following home learning tasks are available for Reading. Click on the links to go to the websites:

Oxford Owl - Free eBook library (parents just need to create a FREE account to access the books)

Computing Home Learning

The following home learning tasks are available for computing. Click on the links to go to the websites:

Scratch - Projects to code using Scratch 

PE Home Learning

The following home learning tasks are available for computing. Click on the links to go to the websites:


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