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Boston St Mary's RC Primary Academy

Boston's Catholic School

Week 9 - Beginning 08.06.20

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)

  • Based on your work this week, choose 5 spellings you may have misspelt or found tricky. Create a mnemonic to help you remember the spelling.
  • 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.


  • To plan a balanced letter (from National Institute Of Healthy Eating to the local community)
  • To include a balanced argument within a letter
  • To identify features of a newspaper
  • To plan a newspaper – Headline, intro, reasons for the proposed ban
  • To plan a newspaper – How the locals feel, how the ban is going to affect the local community/conclusion


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.



Research 10 pieces of fruit / vegetables and identify their country of origin on a map. You could colour code the areas by creating a key. I have attached a map to use in Topic resources under week 9.

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


Take a look in your garden or take photos on a socially distanced walk; sketch a scene and try to identify some of the different plants / trees you come across. Have you noticed which plants attract certain animals or creatures?



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


Remember to stay active and get outside if it’s not raining. Here are the links from Boston United:

Community Foundation: 

Community Foundation  YouTube:

United Cheer Team:


Or try out some problem solving. Watch this video from Discovery Sport:



Research pollination and create a fact file. It’s up to you how you present this, it could be in the form of: poster, leaflet, PicCollage, PowerPoint etc.



Create a PowerPoint presentation explaining what plants need in order to grow and survive. There are lots of website links that may help you – such as BBC Bitesize and there are also lots of child-friendly videos on Youtube. If you prefer, you could use your research to make a poster on paper – just remember to make it look beautiful!



Our new topic involves learning all about freedom and the responsibility that comes with this. This week I would like you to create an image representing the 10 commandments. Think about the different symbols you could use and how they might look in today’s society. You can use whatever materials you have to create a beautiful image. I’d love to share these on our class Twitter!