Year 5 & 6 Homework

17 July 2020: Home Learning

Posted on Thursday 16 July 2020 by Miss Beatson

Well done on making it to the end of the school year! I’m so proud of each and everyone of you. It’s been a strange year and you’ve all been so resilient with your learning.

Party time! Normally, we would be celebrating the end of the school year and Year 6 would be celebrating their primary school years.

Follow this link to The Mad hatter’s Tea Party, where you can dance, do some body percussion and write a poem.


Have a wonderful summer and I can’t wait to see you again in September!




15 July 2020: Home Learning

Posted on Wednesday 15 July 2020 by Miss Beatson

We’re nearly there! It’s felt like a long haul flight and we are ready to land for the summer. You’ve all been amazing with how you’ve coped with staying at home and completing learning in a different way. Thank you to all of you who have sent in your learning throughout the time you’ve been at home. Luckily we have most of our Year 6 children in school but I wanted to say how proud I am of the Year 6 pupils and how much I’ve enjoyed teaching you over the past two years. Everyone at St James’ will miss you and we wish you all the best for your future. Year 5- I can’t wait to have you all back in September as the Year 6 role models!

Year 6: watch this video from a headteacher called Mr Burton, who became well-know in a TV series called Educating Yorkshire. He gives some great tips on starting secondary school.

After you watch the video, make some notes about what you’re looking forward to about starting high school and any worries or questions you have. You could then discuss these with an adult at home.

Year 5: make a list of what you’re looking forward to about being in Year 6. Then think of any questions you have and email them into me at [email protected]

15 July 2020: Home Learning

Posted on Tuesday 14 July 2020 by Miss Beatson

Hi everyone

We hope you’re all OK. We’re almost at the end of the school year now – it’s certainly been one to remember. We’d love to hear your views about this year. Finish these sentences and send them, by email, to your class teacher:

  • I feel I improved the most in…
  • Something important that I learned this year was…
  • My favourite subject this year has been…
  • What I enjoyed learning the most this year was…
  • Something I’m proud of accomplishing is…
  • Something I’ve learned about myself is…
  • Something I will miss is…
  • I will never forget this year because…

At this time of year, we would be talking in school about moving to new classes and celebrating our end of year. But we haven’t managed to do that this year. If you’re feeling a little worries or concerned about moving year groups you can use these tools to help manage your emotions.

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14 July 2020: Home learning

Posted on Monday 13 July 2020 by Miss Beatson

Good morning!

Usually at this time of year, we would have been busy going on school trips. Unfortunately, we are unable to do this right now.

Have a look at this website where you can go on a virtual trip.

Then do one of the follow up activities suggested. Here are just a few:

  • Carry out a research project on a chosen place.
  • Create an information brochure for the place you have visited.
  • Write a recount describing your visit.
  • Create a poster advertising the place.
  • Write a review of your visit and give it a rating out of 5. What did you like/dislike? What was your favourite part? Would you recommend it to a friend? Why?
  • Create a quiz about the place you have visited. You could use Microsoft Forms, Google Forms, or just do this on paper.

13 July 2020: Home Learning

Posted on Sunday 12 July 2020 by Miss Beatson

Welcome to the final week of the school year- what a different year it has been!

Usually in the final week, we would be doing lots of transition activities to prepare you for the next school year. So, the home learning this week will focus on this rather than the set home learning we’ve been doing throughout the COVID-19 situation.

Today, I would like you to watch this clip and read the notes on how to draw a self-portrait. I also like this idea where you use the full length of the paper to draw half a portrait. Play around and get creative with your self- portrait!

Underneath your portrait, write a caption all about yourself.

Please email me your final drawings: [email protected]



10 July 2020: Home Learning

Posted on Thursday 09 July 2020 by Miss Beatson

Happy Friday!

Y5/6 maths

Click on the link above for today’s starter.

Your learning today is about subtracting decimals with different decimal places.


It’s Friday and today I would like you to chill, relax and enjoy reading. It could be your own book, magazine, online article or anything else you find interesting to read.

Can you summarise (in writing or verbally) to someone in your household what you’ve read today?


Perfect your parenthesis by completing this activity.

08 July 2020: Home Learning

Posted on Tuesday 07 July 2020 by Miss Beatson

How did you get on with the virtual sports day, yesterday? I hope you had fun doing it.

Today’s learning…..

Year 5/6 maths

Use the Topmarks website to play ‘Hit the button.’ Put your times table knowledge to the test.

Your learning for today is about comparing and ordering decimals.


Read the story ‘The man who moved a mountain’ and answer the questions. You can choose which level you want to do. The answers are below the questions.


Your learning today is all about science – specifically, insulators and conductors. Watch this video lesson to find out more.


07 July 2020: Home Learning

Posted on Monday 06 July 2020 by Miss Beatson

Today is Virtual sports day! Have a go at some of the activities posted by Mrs Latham.

Today’s learning……

Year 5/6 maths

Your learning for today is about rounding decimals.


Have a go at this BBC Bitesize lesson to improve your knowledge of how to understand texts and unfamiliar words.

PE: virtual sports day

07 July 2020 : Whole school home learning (Let’s get sporty!)

Posted on Monday 06 July 2020 by Mrs Latham

Whole school sporting activities

Sadly, our favourite events of the year – sports days – cannot take place in it’s normal format this year. However, the next best thing is to take part in a virtual sports day and we’re excited to be joining the West Yorkshire Virtual School Games Sports Day on Tuesday 7th July. The day will involve the children taking part in multiple activities with the chance to compete against other schools across the county. There will be a number of prizes on offer too.
What do you need to do?
Have a look at the guidance for parents/carers to help you prepare for the day.
When does it take place?
There is a live opening ceremony shown here at 10am on Tuesday 07 July and the activities can be completed at any point in the day.
Is this just for children who are back at school?
No – the activities can be done by children at school and at home. The sports day will be one of your child’s home learning activities on the day.
What are the activities?
The parent guide gives details of all the activities and instructions will also be given on the video released on the day.
Do children have to complete all the activities?
We would encourage the children to have a go at as many as they can but they don’t have to complete them all.
How do we submit results?
This is the link to submit results (live from 10am on 07 July up till 12pm on the 08 July). All children’s results will be added to their school score.
We would love to see the virtual sports day in action so please share any photos of your children taking part and good luck to everyone!

06 July 2020: Home Learning

Posted on Sunday 05 July 2020 by Miss Beatson

This is now the penultimate week before the summer holidays. I hope you’re all keeping happy, healthy and safe.

Today’s learning…..

Year 5/6 maths

We will be continuing to look at fractions this week, but we will also be introducing the idea of decimals.

Your learning for today is about decimals as fractions.


Read this article from First News and answer the comprehension questions.

Design Technology

Your learning today is design technology. Complete this video lesson from BBC Bitesize.