Home Learning – Wednesday 6th January 2021

Dear parents/carers,

Firstly, we hope that you and all of the children are ok. We know that these are challenging times and we understand that home learning will look different in different households. Please use the timetable we will set out each week as a guide, in a way that suits you and your child. We are always here to offer our support so please do not hesitate to email us on year5@abbeyroadprimary.co.uk.

The timetable below sets out work for Wednesday 6th January. Work for Thursday and Friday will follow and then we will begin a weekly post from next week.

Please note that two tasks per week will be set via Microsoft Teams. We will direct you to Teams on these website posts, so it will be clear when the tasks are to be completed and submitted for feedback in this way. We are hopeful that the homework tasks that we set via teams before Christmas will have helped them to become a little more confident at using this. If you have any problems, please get in touch.

When tasks are not to be completed through Teams, the children can choose how to present their work. We are keen to limit printing wherever possible and are hopeful that the children will either be able to either write their work on paper or notebooks that they have at home, or complete it on the computer (using Word or PowerPoint, for example).

Best wishes,

Miss Healey and Mrs Mitchell

Please also see Mrs Toom’s letter by clicking here.

Wednesday 6th January 2021

Wonder (class book)

Please watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9i4Ccxe4-U&feature=youtu.be  to hear the first three Chapters of our new book, Wonder, being read. This book will link to our guided reading, so you may want to watch this video before completing your guided reading task.

Guided Reading

Please use this PowerPoint. There is a relevant section of text to read as well as some retrieval questions.


Over the next few weeks, the children will be working towards writing information texts about planets. Today’s lesson is a research lesson. We would like the children to research facts about a planet of their choice that they will then go onto write their information text about in future lessons. Please use this PowerPoint.


Throughout the next two weeks, we will be working on ‘Perimeter and Area’.  Today is a lesson on perimeter, please use this PowerPoint and this worksheet for the questions. Please do not feel you have to print the worksheet off. The children could draw out the different shapes or write their calculations and answers down on paper, they don’t need to have a printed copy.


We would like the children to complete this lesson using Microsoft Teams. Please login to Teams to view the assignment and the resources for the lesson. Don’t forget to press ‘turn in’ once you have finished this task, so that we can see your wonderful work.

Have a great day 😊