Year 5 and 6 Home Learning – Friday 25th January

Year 5 and 6 Home Learning – Friday 25th January

(Due to Bristol Trip, all learning to be handed in Thursday 14th February)


Please encourage your child to read for at least 20 minutes at least five times per week. Please record what you have read in your reading record.


Spellings will be handed out each Monday, to be tested the following Monday.

Year 6 only – Arithmetic

Complete the questions (making sure you use your squares in your book to show the workings) We will mark this together as a class on Thursday so we can spend time going over any misconceptions or new strategies.

Home Learning Menu

Over the next 3 weeks you must complete an activity/series of activities that total at least 15 points. How you choose to do so is up to you! For example, you may just complete the fifteen-point activity or may choose to do one ten and a five-point activity; you could also choose to do three five-point activities – it is completely your choice! Have a look at the activity menu below:

15 points 10 points 5 points
Contour lines on maps show the steepness of hills.  Create your own contour model (see picture) and investigate how the steepness of the hill relates to the positioning of the lines. Research the design of trains, in relation to the forces that act upon them. How have they changed over a time? Research at least three types of forces (Eg. Air resistance, pushes and pulls, water resistance, friction, gravity, magnetism). Explain how they work using diagrams.
Stephenson’s Rocket is famously the first working steam train. Research and write an explanation text about how it worked, and draw a detailed diagram (labelled) of the train. Create a fact file of at least three famous bridges.


Research and carry out a science experiment involving forces. Write up your investigation in the way you have learnt in SOLE.

If you need any ideas, there are some pictures to inspire you on the Blog.

Find the distance of a railway line between two cities. Find this distance in miles, km, m and cm.