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Boston St Mary's RC Primary Academy

Boston's Catholic School

Week 11 - Beginning 22.06.20

Please find this week's learning project below-

Learning Project


Allotments – Year 5

The expectations are that KS2 complete 5 hours of learning daily and KS1 complete 3 hours daily

Weekly Maths Tasks

Weekly Reading Tasks (Complete 1 per day)

Essential - Complete these everyday

  • Complete the Maths resources located under ‘Remote Learning’ on the school website.



  • Play on Hit the Button -  Focus on times tables, division facts and squared numbers.
  • Practice writing out your times tables on a piece of paper – rehearse them orally afterwards.  
  • Working on Times Table Rockstars. If your child works on Numbots in school they can access this with the same login – this log on is located inside the front cover of your Remote Learning book.
  • Log onto Education City and complete tasks set by your teacher – you will also find this log on inside the front cover of your Remote Learning book.
  • Read a chapter from your home reading book or a book that you have borrowed from the library. If you finish your book- you can take your test on Accelerated reader online. Please email me if you have forgotten your login.
  • Whilst you are doing this, note down any unfamiliar words from the chapter that you have read. Explore the meanings of these words by using a dictionary, reading around the sentence or using print conventions.
  • Choose an activity from the BookTrust website. Use this link:
  •  Write a recommendation for a friend. Who would enjoy the book? Someone older, someone younger or someone the same age. Why would they enjoy it? How many stars does it score out of five?
  • Write an alternative ending for one of the books you have read.

Weekly Spelling Tasks (Complete 1 per day)

Weekly Writing Tasks (Complete 1 per day)

  • Complete the spelling activity mats found on our English resources page.



  • Monday: Identify the features of an explanation text. Please see the example attached – The Water Cycle. Make a key and underline the features you have found. Have a think about what impact these features have on the reader?
  • Tuesday: How does pollination work? Today you are going to plan an explanation text that explains how pollination happens. In order to plan this – I would split a page in to 6 boxes: Introduction, Subheading 1, Subheading 2, Subheading 3, Conclusion, Fact box / diagram. I have attached a template for planning your writing, if you wish to use it. I have also included an example explanation text about how bees make honey… but I need your help to improve it!
  • Wednesday: Today I would like you to begin writing your explanation text. Please take your time to carefully consider your writing and include the features you have learnt about this week. A checklist of features can be found under English resources.
  • Thursday: Today I would like you to continue writing your explanation text. You are going to write the following-

Subtitle 2

Subtitle 3

Diagram / Fact box

  • Friday: Today I would like you to publish your writing. It is up to you how you do this – you could do this on publisher, word, PowerPoint and send this to me. If you prefer- you could show off your beautiful handwriting and presentation by publishing on paper and adding colour.

Don’t forget to send me some examples of your work- I am happy to give feedback and would love to share some on our class Twitter @bsmyear5



Learning Project - To be completed throughout the week

Here is an overview of tasks I’d like the Year 5 children to be completing at home over the next week.

I’d love to see some of your fantastic findings- you could either email me – or tweet us @year5bsm / @bostonstmarys


Research 5 plants that grow in the continent of Africa. You could draw an image of each plant and mindmap around the image. You could include facts about that plant and why it grows in Africa specifically.



Cut in to an item of fruit or a vegetable. Use this as a stamp by dipping the item in to the paint and pressing against the paper. You could experiment with different colours and see if you can use the stamps to create an overall image. You could also try cutting a sponge in to a fruit shape to use as a stamp. I look forward to seeing your fantastic art work.



Please access one of the links below and complete the workout / dance. I’d love to see some of your fantastic moves! – Oti Mabuse – Joe Wicks



Research the process of photosynthesis and how this contributes to the growth of plants. There are lots of videos on BBC bitesize and Youtube. Once you have done this, complete the worksheet attached.



Using the resource attached – have a go at making your own scarecrow. You may not have all the materials but you could use recycled materials to make a smaller version and design your own scarecrow on paper. I look forward to seeing your creations!

Bonus point if you can explain why we need scarecrows!



This week we are going to be reflecting on the festival of Corpus Christi. I would like you to read over the powerpoint slides and conduct your own research if necessary to complete the worksheet attached. In doing this, I want you to reflect on your own life and how you show that you are grateful for the sacrifice that Jesus made for us.