Year 5 Homework Autumn 1 Week 3

Year 5 Homework Autumn 1 Week 3

Year 5 Homework Autumn 1 Week 3

Dear Parents/Carers,

Apologies if there was any confusion regarding the homework. Just to clarify, your child is expected to choose one of the activities on the homework sheet. However, it will not frowned upon if they do more. Doing extra homework will help consolidate their learning.

If you’re finding your child is struggling in a certain area of the curriculum please approach your child’s teacher and we can help with providing resources.

With regard to the spelling the children will be tested as follows:

Date / Spelling List…(top word in the list provided)
Friday 22nd Sept / Vicious
Friday 29th Sept / Ambitious
Friday 6th Oct / Symbol
Friday 13th Oct / Apply
Friday 20th Oct / Past
Friday 3rd Nov / farther

Yours Sincerely,

Mr Doyle, Miss Poynter & Mr Kilcoyne

Year 5 Home Learning

Due in on 27th September 2017

English activity

This week in English we have been learning about creating picture maps to help us embed the language and punctuation of a text.

Can you create a picture map of the text below?


There are also a number of creatures - known as Pokémon – that live on Earth. These astounding beings can be found in many locations, including in water, deserts, and urban areas (such as towns or cities).

What does a Charmander look like?

Charmander is a reptilian Pokémon with an orange body. However, its underside is cream coloured. Most Charmanders have two fangs visible in the top jaw and two in the lower jaw. All Charmanders have two arms and two legs; at the end of each limb, three claws protrude.

Where can a Charmander be found?

Unsurprisingly, as it is a fire Pokémon, Charmanders prefer to reside in hot places. Many are found around volcanic areas, in deserts, or in arid (dry) climates.

What does a Charmander eat?

The vast majority of Charmanders are carnivores who roast their prey before eating it. Their diets consist principally of rodents (such as mice, squirrels and prairie dogs).

What is the fighting style of a Charmander?

Charmanders rely heavily on the use of fire when battling against another Pokémon. This makes them vulnerable against water type Pokémon, such as Dratini.

Pokémon Professors have been concerned for many years that the Charmander will become rarer and rarer, due to the impact of human development on their habitats. What do humans need to do to ensure the protection of this extraordinary species of Pokémon?


In maths this week we have been finishing our place value topic by looking at negative numbers.

Can you solve the quest below?

Intergalactic Temperature Quest

Your Space Commanderhas sent you on a quest around the universe to collect temperatures for research purposes.

You have the use of a spaceship:

…and a thermometer:

First find the difference between the hottest and coldest temperatures you collected for each planet. Copy the table into your book. The first one has been done for you.

Planet / Hottest recorded temperature / Coldest recorded temperature / Difference
Kark / 10°C / -5°C / 15°C
Hikl / 126°C / 37°C
Topa / 54°C / 12°C
Uni-7 / -13°C / -179°C
Jolarg / 54°C / -68°C
Vortan / 104°C / -97°C
Intop / -95°C / -214°C
Yurg / -27°C / -163°C

Those last two planets were really cold! Now that you are back in the lab have a nice hot chocolate and work out these three puzzles:

What is the mean average of the difference column? (Use a calculator).

What is the mode average of the hottest temperature column?

What is the median average of the coldest temperature column?

Reading Comprehension

Last Wednesday was Roald Dahl Day! In honour of this fantastic author, can you complete the challenging reading comprehension below?