Year 5 – Tuesday 24th March


Let’s carry on looking at different word classes. It’s verbs today! Verbs can be tricky because they change depending on who’s doing them:

I run, but she runs. We do, but he does. We have to be careful about those endings.

Read the yellow box on p3 of your grammar box before completing the questions on the page. Keep it neat!

Now I’d like you to write me a letter. How are are you feeling about what is going on in the country and the world at the moment? What do you think about working at home? Is it easier or more difficult than working at school? Why? What is your new “office” like? If you can take a photo of the letter, it would be nice if you could email it to me.


Please get a coloured pencil or pen and mark yesterday’s work (answers below. If you got something wrong, look at it carefully, work out what you did incorrectly and correct you mistakes.

Click here to see answer sheet.

Turn to p188 of your Maths Textbook.

We’re carrying on looking at changing decimals into fractions, but I don’t think this is as tricky as yesterday! Make sure that you’ve got your place value chart in front of you. Read and think about the Discover problem. Then study the Share section. If you’ve got counters at home use them, otherwise you might need to ask for smarties or m&m’s to use. You can’t go and buy these from the coop though, because they are not essential food items!

Anyway, build the number 0.08 on your place value chart, you’ll see that there are no ones, no tenths, but 8 hundredths. So this decimal number as a fraction is literally 8 hundredths (you’d write it as 8 over 100).

Work your way through the questions in the “Work Together” section. Remember you don’t need to actually write these down, but do make jottings if you want to.

Remember that 1 tenth is the same as 10 hundredths (equivalent fractions) which will help you in the questions.

When you are ready complete today’s lesson in you practice book.

Darwin’s Delights

We’ve learnt about natural selection and how natural changes to the environment force species to adapt. But today we’re thinking about artificial selection (known as selective breeding). Humans have created new breeds of dogs, sheep and cows as well as plants of every colour that you could dream of and wheat that is resistant to pests and produces more grain than it used to.

Look at and read this presentation and answer the questions in it.

Click here to download the presentation

Look at these images of mixed-breed dogs to see which features they have inherited from their ‘parent’ dogs. Investigate puggles, schnoodles, chuskys, labradoodles, cockerpoos and dorgis! Can you draw their family trees?

Images of mixed-breed dogs

Imagine that you were creating a new species of dog. What features would you mix and what would it create? Draw it and label its characteristics.