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Easter Holidays Week 1


We hope that you all have a relaxing 2 weeks and manage to get out in the garden to enjoy the sunshine. If you would like some activities to keep you busy you can dip and out of the following activities.

  •  Complete your Learning Log presentation on Flipgrid. You have five minutes recording time - remember to rehearse your presentation before recording. 
  •  Tune in to  for daily show with interactive activities to keep everyone busy and engaged, brought to you by Pie Corbett ( I'm sure many of you will recognise his name from the storytelling activities you did in previous year groups) You just listen and blog, it's live, fun and interactive with new educational tasks each day. Go to the website to listen to previous shows or listen live at 9:30am! 
  •  visit the Glamorgan Cricket website for some fun games and activities. 
  • there are some fun Easter themed activities below - I have also added some to the Just for Fun  star. 



I would like to take this opportunity to reassure pupils and parents that there is no expectation that you complete all of the activities we post. Use them as a guide, dip in and out, choosing as and when you complete the activities. Please don't feel that you have to do everything everyday, your mums and dads and carers are all busy, especially the fantastic key workers out there, so we all have to help each other. 

Congratulations to our top Nessy Learners for a second week - Seren, Josh, Ryan, Sofia, Ayman and Luca. Keep up the good work ! Well done from Mrs Jones, Miss Broughton and Miss Lewis. I'm sure Miss Daley will be really pleased to hear this news! 

Da Iawn Aidan and Lucas - we were really impressed with your pyramids on twitter! Did you work out how many blocks you needed mathematically before building? We hope you have enjoyed this mini project on Ancient Egypt. 


Task 10 - 3/4/20


To finish our mini project perhaps you would like to write your own story based in Egypt. If you can remember your story we started writing in school you could finish that off - remember we had just got to the point where your explorer was searching for something and something was about to happen to him. Remember to describe how he is feeling, what he sees, what he does. Does he succeed in his quest? How does he escape? How does he get out of the tomb? What happens at the end? 

Try to remember all the interesting sentence starters we use and 2 A sentences - e.g. tired and exhausted, the explorer inched his way down the dusty, cramped corridor. 

Or  you could use a story starter from the pack to spark your imagination to write your own adventure story set in Egypt. 

Task 9 - 2/4/20

Today we are exploring pyramids. Use the templates below to have a go at making your own. Use any blocks/lego that you have to make your own pyramid. Can you solve the pyramid puzzle? Send us photos of your pyramids, we would love to see them! 


Watch the following videos to get inspired.

Task 8 - 1/4/20 


Bore Da Blwyddyn 5 hope you are all keeping well. Today we are carrying on our learning about the Ancient Egyptians and discovering more about the different God and Goddesses. There are 3 different challenges - choose a challenge that will put you in the 'deep learning' part of the Learning pit. Remember to answer in full sentences. For a further challenge you could produce a keynote or powerpoint about the different things you have learnt.


You might also enjoy the Crack the Code activity.  

Task 7 - 31/3/20


Ancient Egyptian Maths - have a go at these fun maths activities using hieroglyphics. 




Ancient Egyptians Quiz - answers

Task 6 - 30/3/20


Continuing with our research into the Ancient Egyptians - can you complete the following quiz - use the guide from last Friday to help you. Remember to answer the questions in full sentences in your book. 




Mrs Miles has been amazing and has found a way for all of us in year 5 to share our fantastic Learning Logs on the Wonders of the World. Here she has passed on the following link for everyone to follow. We are going to be using FlipGrid, which will allow you to record yourselves presenting your work. Today you need to log on so we can see if this works, here you need to make a short video where you just say Hello  hopefully then at the end we can all watch each others from home. 


The link:

Task 5 - 27/3/20


Today you will be learning all about the Ancient Egyptians. Read through the e-book below and learn about this fascinating civilisation. See if you can produce a fact file/report on one aspect of the Egyptians. Look at the examples of reports, choose a format and use the check list to help you write your report. E.g. you might decide to do a report on Egyptian Food and drink or the pyramids.  Send us a photo of your finished report, we would love to see them. You can do this report on a side of A4 in your learning log book.  

When you have finished your report there are some fun activities you can try. 

Answers for Christ the Redeemer comprehension

Don't forget to check out the other stars for new activities!

There is a Welsh activity on the year 5 page and a RE activity from Miss Davies in Whole School challenges and the Story writing Star is updated regularly!! Lots to do to keep you busy! 

 Task 4   -   26/3/20

Reading Comprehension - Christ the Redeemer 


a) Today's comprehension is based on the Christ the Redeemer Statue in Rio, Brazil. Read through the text and answer the questions in full sentences in your book. I will post the answers tomorrow.

b) Have a go at writing a newspaper report, from the day the statue was finished. Remember to include as many facts from the text as possible, and to include a headline and some quotes!  Use the writing prompt to help you structure your report and to remind you of the features of a newspaper article. 

Task 3 - 25/3/20


  •  work on your learning log - remember you can do 4 pages this time. one double page on 7 new wonders that you have decided should be considered wonders and one double page on either the Ancient Wonders or the Natural Wonders of the World. 
  •   check out the link to the story writing activities on the whole school challenges star. We would love to see your story maps. 

Design Competition 

Cornish Chocolate makers Kernow have launched a weekly competition to design a chocolate bar wrapper for their products. See the information below. Thanks to Miss Davies who spotted this competition (which linked in with the comprehension today) and thought you might be interested.

Picture 1
Task 2 - 24/3/20 

Reading Challenge 

Read through the following short passage and answer the questions in your books, using full sentences. 


Picture 1
Picture 2

Can you create your own ideal chocolate bar? What  ingredients would you have in it? 

Watch the following videos to get inspired!



Task 1 - 23/3/20


Pobble365 - Toby

Pobble365 - Toby  1
The following activities are courtesy of Pobble365 - choose one or all! Look at the picture and use your imagination to answer the questions - there is no right or wrong answer!

Activity 1

Answer the following questions in your book - remember to use full sentences to justify your answers. Use your imagination - there is no right or wrong answer. Use the story starter prompt below to spark your imagination. 


Why does Toby live at the foot of a tree?

Why do they live in a forest?

Who else lives there with him?

What do you think it’s like living in a forest?

What do these dogs get up to?

Where are their owners?

Who built their houses?


Now write 3 questions of your own about the picture. Don't forget the question marks. 

Activity 2

 Can you make these sentences more interesting ? Can you add 2 adjectives before the noun?

e.g. The weathered, twisted tree was colossal.

Can you add an adverb

e.g. The weathered, twisted tree was colossal and swayed gracefully in the gentle breeze. 

The tree was big.

It was covered in moss.

There were leaves on the ground.


Activity 3

Use the following story starter to write a story about Toby. Try to use imaginative vocabulary and interesting sentence starters. You might want to plan your story out first. 


Story Starter

Toby poked his large, shaggy head out of his front door and sniffed. He loved the smell of the forest, especially first thing in the morning. He could almost taste the fresh, leafy goodness on his slobbering tongue as he dangled it out of his yawning mouth.

He could hear a rustling noise coming from nearby; one of the others was awake. You see, Toby wasn’t the only dog that lived in the forest…

Activity 4


Can you draw a picture of the perfect house for a dog to live in? Think carefully about what it might have inside it.