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Updated 8th July 2020


This week's English resources include 60 second reading with quick questions and lessons from Oak about diary entries.

Updated 1st July 2020


This week's English resources include persuasive letter writing with Oak Academy, a poetry challenge and some reading activities. 

Updated 24th June 2020


This week's English resources include a reading comprehension, a starter activity powerpoint from Twinkl and Bitesize lessons about setting descriptions. 

Updated 17th June 2020


This week's English resources include a comprehension from Twinkl (choose 1, 2 or 3 star), the final part of Firebird and Oak National Academy's lessons on setting description. There is a link to the lessons with Oak National Academy, you should be able to find all 5 lessons on the first link. The second link will take you to the first lesson.

Updated 10th June 2020


This week's English resources include a reading comprehension, the next activity for Firebird (e-book resource is below - keep scrolling!), Hamilton Trust lessons (focusing on illustrations, parenthesis and poetty), there is also a creative writing challenge if you would like to have a go at that and a lesson from Bitesize on similes and metaphors.

Updated 3rd June 2020


This week's English resources include a comprehension of Theseus and the Minotaur (choose 1, 2 or 3 star), the next activities for Firebird (scroll to 11th May for the e-book), a week of lessons from Hamilton Trust (reading a story, memorable phrases, summarising, word classes and poetry), a spelling game from the Premier League and another spot the mistake activity for spelling.


Updated 18th May 2020


This week's English resources include continuing to read Firebird with activities, a comprehension, lessons from Hamilton Trust revising modal verbs, reading a story, illustrations and poetry performances. There is also a grammar activity from Twinkl with Mr Whoops - you need to fix the sentences. Some of you might have started using BBC Bitesize's lessons so there is also a link to a lesson on writing a newspaper report that you can have a go at.

To access the e-book of Firebird, scroll down to the update from 11th May.

Updated 11th May 2020


This week's English resources focus on reading through various interesting stories, reports and articles for you to read and answer questions on. The lessons from Hamilton Trust focus on famous speeches, grammar and poetry. Share what you found out or what you think about the e-book on the class blog.

Grammar resources

Updated 4th May 2020


Here are the next English lessons from Hamilton Trust - it includes reading poems and answering questions, revising metaphors, writing and performing a poem. 

The resources from Twinkl are a reading comprehension with questions about Science Week - you can choose if you want to read the 1 star, 2 star or challenge yourself with the 3 star text and questions.

The other Twinkl resource has fun activities and puzzles linked to grammar. 

Remember if you have any questions or want to share your work you can email your teacher or post on the blog. 

Updated 28th April 2020


Here are more resources for you to use at home. Remember, you do not have to complete everything on here, there are more resources than you would need so you can choose what you want to do smiley


These resources are a week of lessons from Hamilton Trust - the same pattern as last week. I have included a starter activity from Twinkl. 

There are also some reading activities including comprehensions and spelling activities. Please aim to do 2 of the spelling words each week and you can practise these in the way we do at school. 


Remember you can email your teacher if you have any questions.

Updated 20th April 2020


Here are some more resources for you to access and explore. Have a go at these activities from Hamilton Trust to develop your Literacy skills and the reading resources to keep you entertained. If you need any help, please send your teacher an email! 


The Hamilton Trust lessons cover a full week of English lessons starting with poetry so don't rush to finish them in one go! The notes document will explain the resource to parents. The daily activities should be able to be followed by children independently but support from a grown up is always helpful. The powerpoint documents are also there to support your learning. We would love it if you could share any of your work on the Hello from Home section on your class blog.



I hope you're still managing to find some time to read and enjoying reading. Remember reading doesn't have to be a book from school - it could be a magazine, a comic, a newsround article or an e-book! There are links to e-books on 5A's blog page if you scroll down to Story Time!


Here is a link to David Walliams' website so you can listen to some of his brilliant stories: https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses-catch-up/ Every day at 11am, you can listen one of David Walliams’ World’s Worst Children stories, so sit down, take a break, and enjoy 20ish minutes of pure fun!


Another great website is https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/ It is free to set up an account, just ask your grown up to use their email address and choose a password then you can read thousands of story extracts! You might be able to find some of your favorite books you have read before or the newest releases. Here is a list of books recommended for children aged 9+ https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/genre/9/9-plus-readers.html

If you really liked the extract, why don't you do a book review on the class blog or fill in a post on 'Hello from Home' so you can recommend the book to your friends. 

March 2020


Make sure you are reading for at least 30 mins a day (minimum). Make some notes about what you have read, note down the main events, characters etc. If you loved the story of Varjak Paw, Phil Wickins (a teacher at a different school) will be reading a chapter of this story everyday on his Youtube channel, here is the link to chapter 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFF5m7gTV_w Enjoy listening to this brilliant story with your family!

Design a new front cover for the book. If you finish your book could you write a book review? Would you recommend it to a friend? You can use a grid similar to the one below or use the Coley Blog book review form.


Here are some writing activities:

Visit http://www.pobble365.com/ There is a different picture everyday with suggested writing activities. You should read the story starter first, then have a go at editing the ‘sick sentences’ and the sentence challenge to get you thinking creatively. After this, you can have a go at finishing the story.  Here is an example of a picture from pobble:


Try to include any of the following:

  • Fronted adverbials
  • Relative clauses
  • Speech/ dialogue
  • Varied sentence starters
  • Parenthesis:  - , ( )
  • Varied punctuation : , ? !
  • Show don’t tell
  • Similes and metaphors


Grammar challenge: https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t2-e-2551-year-5-grammar-adverbials-for-linking-sentences-and-paragraphs-time-place-and-number-working-from-home-activity-booklet You will have the activities printed and the answers can be found in the link above.

Aim to complete 1-2 of these activities each day.


You can also log in to spelling frame at www.spellingframe.co.uk and practise spellings past and present. You can practise your handwriting using your spelling lists (printed list of Y5/6 words).