St Bartholomew's CE Primary

Considerate, Co-operative, Confident


Year 5 - Working At Home

From 11th May 2020


Your child will be set weekly activities for English, Maths, Topic and Spellings. These will be either set activities from the pack they brought home or online activities. I will update this on the year 5 class page and inform you by email, if you have provided your email address. Please keep checking as I will update this page as much as I can. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. You can contact me at:

Each morning from 9am - 10 am, Joe Wicks is streaming a live PE lesson. Please follow the link


Miss Kitchin :) 

Puzzle of the Day

Well done to Lucy for your correct answer to the puzzle yesterday. 

The answer was 20.

Email you answers to :

Look here tomorrow, for the next riddle or challenge!


PE activities: 'PE with Joe Wicks' on Youtube is live every morning from 9am - 9.30am.

Go noodle! is also a fun free way to get your child active.


Send photographs of practical activities: Joe Wicks, Go Noodle!, cleaning the car,

baking etc to the following email and I will share them on the Year 5 page.


Please find links to the English online learning:

Education city

Purple Mash

Spelling Shed

World books


BBC Bitesize

Education city

Purple mash

Spelling shed Visit this website to listen to different authors read their books. You can listen and read along!

 Children are familiar with all of these sites.

The log in details are in their green booklet.

I will send notifications by email when assignments are live so that you know which websites to be looking at. 

 Please find links to the Maths online learning:

Education city

Purple Mash

Times Table Rockstars

Maths Shed


Daily 10 

My mini maths 

Maths Zone 


Don't forget you can email pictures and other evidence to


Music Activities

The children can access online music lessons using Charanga: 

The log in details are in their green booklet.

Year 5 Work

Joshua's History Powerpoint

Sophie's work on Inventions

Archie's History work on Inventors

Science Activity

Who is David Attenborough and what does he do or study?

Watch the clip ‘Attenborough’s Wonderful World’ from the BBC website the many different animals that David Attenborough has reported on throughout his long career.


Research the famous scientist David Attenborough and his work.

Create a poster about the life of David Attenborough

There are many David Attenborough Box Sets on BBC iPlayer.


Geography Activity

  • Locate the world’s countries, using maps and focus on North and South America.
  • Identify the position and significance of latitude, longitude, Equator, Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, Arctic and Antarctic Circle.
  • Use Google Earth to explore The Amazon Basin.

Research and answer the following questions:

  • What do you know already about the Amazon Basin region and what would you like to find out?
  • Where in the world is the Amazon Basin and in which countries is it located?
  • What is the physical geography like? (climate, soils, vegetation, rivers, biome).
  • What is the human geography like? (settlement size and character, farming types, extractive industries, transport links, natural resources, environmental impact).
  • How is the rainforest in the Amazon Basin changing? Why is the rainforest changing?
  • What happened, or is still happening, to cause these changes? Do the changes have positive or negative effects?
  • How does this region of South America compare and contrast with regions in the UK, Europe and/or North America?

Explore other rainforests in the world. There is a tropical rainforest map on the National Geographic website

Research more about rainforests:

Rainforests are one of the main biomes of the world. Others include tundra, desert, grassland, deciduous forest and coniferous forest. More information on a range of biomes or habitats can be found on the BBC:

 Investigate the various crops grown in the rainforests on the Living Rainforest website

Investigate which animals live in the Amazon rainforest compared with other rainforests of the world. The Living Rainforest website

Follow the course of the Amazon River from source to mouth. Investigate the pattern of the tributaries, using for example, Google Earth or Google Maps and switching between maps and satellite view. Explore the associated images and drop the Google yellow stick man onto the map to view significant places and features along the river, such as those in towns and ports. 

The short clip ‘Amazon’s ‘Invisible Flying Rivers’’ on the BBC Futures website shows how the Amazon River accounts for one fifth of the world’s river flow as it travels from the heart of South America to the Atlantic Ocean.

  • What are the houses like?
  • How do children travel to school? 
  • Research different farming types from subsistence to commercial concerns – what/where is the market for the produce?
  • Compare trade and other links from this region with other cities/countries – world trade.
  • Investigate the impact of the extractive industries (mining/logging) and transport links on the natural environment.
  • Research the reduction in forested areas (deforestation) and its impact on global climate change.

Create a fact-file or a presentation, using Powerpoint, to present your research.


Don't forget you can email pictures and other evidence to

Lancashire PE

Year 5 At Home

Sean's Still Life Painting

Lucy's Presentation