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Boston St Mary's RC Primary Academy

Boston's Catholic School

Week 8 - Beginning 01.06.20

This term we are moving on to our final topic - Allotments!

Let’s grow! A crispy carrot, a luscious lettuce or a tasty tomato. Dig deep and put your back into it, making your own tubs and planters and nurturing your greens.

After all that hard work have your fingers gone green?




Please see below or download the learning project to see what work you have to complete this week. Then, use the different learning tabs on the side to find the lesson and any resources you need.



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.
  • Following this, summarise the events from the chapter. You could bullet point what happened, create a comic strip or present the information in your own creative way.
  • 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.
  • Read something around the house that isn’t a book- you can then complete your reading diary following this.
  • Write a book review about a book you have read.
  • Write a new and exciting blurb for your book.

Weekly Spelling Tasks (Complete 1 per day)

Weekly Writing Tasks (Complete 1 per day)

  • Practise the Year 5/ 6 Common Exception Words – See Remote Learning
  • Choose 5 Common Exception words. Write a synonym, antonym, the meaning and an example of how to use the word in a sentence.
  • Create a vocabulary bank/ glossary of terms about ‘Allotments’.
  • Proofread your writing from the day. You can use a dictionary to check the spelling of any words that you found challenging. This will allow you to check that the meaning of the word is suitable for the sentence.
  • Use a thesaurus to improve the vocabulary you have chosen in your writing today.
  • Choose 5 Common Exception words. Create an acronym for each of these words

because – big elephants can always understand small elephants

  • To identify the difference between facts and opinion – research what the difference between a fact and opinion is. Write an explanation for this- don’t forget to give examples of each!
  • To research facts related to healthy eating- Use the internet or any texts you have available to you to paraphrase facts about healthy eating. Remember to include figures and statistics.
  • To identify the for and against arguments for banning junk food – Create a table of both the for and against arguments.
  •  To include persuasive language in an against argument – Imagine you are a pizza delivery driver. Write a persuasive argument explaining why you think fast food should NOT be banned.
  • To include persuasive language in a for argument – Imagine you are a grocery store owner .Write a persuasive argument explaining why you think fast food should be banned.

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.


Design and Technology

Create a recipe for a delicious healthy meal or snack. Write a set of instructions for how to make your super food, including ingredients list and method. I’d love to see some of your fantastic creations- you could either email me – or tweet us @year5bsm / @bostonstmarys


Create a persuasive poster, advertising your delicious, healthy creation. You could use some of the facts you have researched in your English this week. I’d love to see your posters!



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



Research and draw a diagram of a plant of your choice. Remember to label all the parts of the plant and consider what the part’s function is.



Create a collage of a variety of plants you may find at an allotment. You may have some of these in your own gardens – I’d love to see! Don’t forget to consider the colours in your collage. There are lots of free apps that could help you with this – e.g PicCollage.



Our new topic involves learning all about freedom and the responsibility that comes with this. This week I would like you to research the 10 commandments and write them out in your own friendly language. You may choose to give examples, make links and give reasons.