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Hello Year 5,

I can’t believe that it is now the end of Summer 1 and the Whitsuntide half term holidays are here. Thank you to everyone who has sent messages and work for the Year 5 class homework page, I really appreciate all your efforts.  

It’s about two months since we were in school and it feels like a very long time now. Those Easter eggs are long gone!! My son planted some radish seeds when he first came home from university; today, I pulled one out of the ground and ate it. It was quite big, with a deep reddish pink skin, and extremely tasty! I did wash it by the way. Anyway, that’s when I realised we must’ve been at home long enough for a tiny radish seed to grow into a mature plant with lots of leaves and a juicy fully formed radish! (His onions aren’t doing quite so well)

If you haven’t done so already, see if you can plant some seeds and watch them grow over the summer. My son planted a lemon pip in a pot last July and kept it on his window sill. It’s now quite a big plant as you can see from the picture below. No lemons yet though!! But still, I’m hoping it’ll turn into a mini lemon tree eventually. We had to keep it inside over the winter, but now that it’s spring, it has literally doubled in size. Remember, our science topic is going to be all about plant and animal life cycles, so why don’t you have a go and plant something and watch its life cycle unfold.

So Year 5, please have an enjoyable Whitsuntide break although I know it's not the same because you haven't been in school. Have a look at the homework below, I hope you enjoy the project. Remember, if you want some maths to practise, then go on Mymaths or TTRockstars, and the Whiterosehomelearning site has great videos that explain things very clearly; this week it's fractions.

Take care and stay safe

Mrs Armstrong wink


My son's lemon plant.

                                                      Year 5 Half term homework

  1. Research the animals that live in the Amazon rain forest
  2. Choose an unusual one and produce a fact file or poster about its life cycle, feeding habits, how it has adapted to its environment and any other interesting facts you find.
  3. Read through the example animal fact files below, but don't use these for your project; they're just there to show you the types of subheadings you might use for your project.
  4. Look at the, 'How to draw' animal resources. Practice drawing these animals before you draw the animal you have chosen. Look at how the artist starts with spaced out circles to get the size right.
  5. Try and read about the Amazon, including the river, ready for next term. Some of the animals and plants are very unusual and diverse.    
  6. Whole School ‘Lockdown Project’. Please see the dedicated area within the Homework section of the website for further details regarding this.