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Week Commencing 27th April 2020


Welcome back to the Y5 section of our website.


I hope everyone is well and is looking after each other during lock down. 


I wonder what you have been reading? I have started reading a fantasy book which has a main character who travels through the multiverse (lots of universes, each slightly different). Tons of action, time travel, dragons and monsters.  

Tell me what you have been up to on our blog...


Take care


Mr Leather


Work for this week is belowcheeky


Well-being resources.


These might help while you are coping with the changes during lock down.

You don't need to print the sheets. Just follow the instructions.


The Listeners read by Mr Leather

Listen to the recording. Read the poem. Answer the questions - send work in using email or the blog.

The Listeners


‘Is there anybody there?’ said the Traveller,   

   Knocking on the moonlit door;

And his horse in the silence champed the grasses   

   Of the forest’s ferny floor:

And a bird flew up out of the turret,   

   Above the Traveller’s head:

And he smote upon the door again a second time;   

   ‘Is there anybody there?’ he said.

But no one descended to the Traveller;   

   No head from the leaf-fringed sill

Leaned over and looked into his grey eyes,   

   Where he stood perplexed and still.

But only a host of phantom listeners   

   That dwelt in the lone house then

Stood listening in the quiet of the moonlight   

   To that voice from the world of men:

Stood thronging the faint moonbeams on the dark stair,   

   That goes down to the empty hall,

Hearkening in an air stirred and shaken   

   By the lonely Traveller’s call.

And he felt in his heart their strangeness,   

   Their stillness answering his cry,

While his horse moved, cropping the dark turf,   

   ’Neath the starred and leafy sky;

For he suddenly smote on the door, even   

   Louder, and lifted his head:—

‘Tell them I came, and no one answered,   

   That I kept my word,’ he said.

Never the least stir made the listeners,   

   Though every word he spake

Fell echoing through the shadowiness of the still house   

   From the one man left awake:

Ay, they heard his foot upon the stirrup,   

   And the sound of iron on stone,

And how the silence surged softly backward,   

   When the plunging hoofs were gone.


1 Where did the bird fly from?

2 "And he smote upon the door again a second time"  What does smote mean?

3 Find the word that means the traveller was confused. 

4 "Though every word he spake"   What do you think spake is an archaic (deliberately old-fashioned) word for ?

5 What happens at the end of the poem?

6 Who or what were the listeners

7 Draw the listeners in the house.

8 Write another verse to follow on from this or write a short story about who sent the message with the traveller, what it was and why the listeners just listened and waited for him to go away...


Put answers or your thoughts about the poem on the blog or email them to school.




Spelling for this week. Word Art, Pyramid and pick three - write these in sentences.

Come and See


Read this text - answer the questions.


On the Sunday evening two disciples were on their way to Emmaus, a village seven miles from Jerusalem.  They were talking about everything that had happened and did not recognise the stranger who joined them as they walked along.  “What are you talking about so sadly?” he asked them.  They turned to him, their faces full of their sadness.  The disciple named Cleopas, answered him. “You must be the only person in Jerusalem who does not know all the things that have been going on these last few days?”


“What things?” Jesus asked.  “What happened to Jesus of Nazareth,” they said, “The great prophet who showed by all he did and said that he was sent by God.  Our chief priests and leaders handed him over to the Romans and he was crucified.  We had hoped that he was the Promised One who would set Israel free.  This morning, some women went to the tomb where he had been buried and came back saying they had seen a vision of angels and that Jesus was alive.  Some of our friends went to the tomb and found it empty as the women had said, but they didn’t see anything of Jesus.”


Jesus said to them, “How slow you are to believe!  Don’t you remember the promises of the prophets about the Christ who would suffer and rise to new life?”  Then Jesus started with Moses and went through all the Scriptures explaining the message about himself.  By now they were near to Emmaus, and they begged him to stay with them.  So he did.   They sat down at table together.  He took the bread, blessed it and broke it and gave it to them.  Suddenly, as if their eyes had just opened, they recognised him; but even as they did, he vanished.  “How could we not have known!” they exclaimed.  “Weren’t our hearts burning as he talked to us and explained the Scriptures to us?”  At once they set out and returned to Jerusalem.  When they arrived, the Eleven and the other disciples said, “Yes, it’s true!  He has appeared to Simon!” and then they told their story and how they had recognised him when he blessed and broke the bread.

Based on Luke 24: 13-35


  1. Why did Luke describe the disciples as having ‘faces full of sadness’?
  2. What do you think the disciples meant and what were their expectations, when they said ‘the Promised One who would set Israel free’?
  3. How did Jesus help the disciples understand what was happening?
  4. What was it about the ‘breaking of bread’ that made the disciples recognise Jesus?
  5. How did the disciples feel when they recognised the Risen Christ?
  6. Write a diary extract as if you were Cleopas on the Road to Emmaus.  Describe what happened to you and give reasons to show how you felt and why.

Maths - click on the link to get lessons for each day (I know it is not Mr Leather's voice but you can't have everything!).


English - click on the link to get BBC lessons. Start with English then choose other subjects - stick with White Rose Maths unless you want extra work.


And remember post something on the blog this week. Write a poem, a letter telling us what you have been doing or put up a picture of something you have drawn/made.


Also remember reading - every day - including Bug Books and TT Rock Stars, Education City and Charanga if you have a password. 

Week Commencing 20/04/20


Hi Year 5 - hope you all had a lovely Easter. Now back to work. wink


Remember - Education City, TT Rock Stars, Bug Books (and real books!) every day. 


Here are spellings for this week and some five a day questions (every other day) .

Below that is the first part of our new Come and See topic. Write your answers in your book.

Spellings - copy in handwriting, then try a pyramid and word art. Ask someone to test you.




Come and See - Transformation- Pentecost


What do you think the word ‘transform’ means?

 What do you think the word ‘energy’ means?

 We, and the world we live in, are full of energy which can be transformed to good use for us and the natural world.

The energy of sun, fire, wind and water can be transformed and used by us. As human people we too have energy that can be transformed to good through using our minds, our time and our energy for the well being of others.

Q1  What do you think would happen if there were no energy in the world?
If there were no energy …

Q2  Which source of energy do you think is best for world, what are the pro and cons of it?
The best source of energy is…

Q3  Why do we have a duty to ensure that the energy used is renewable?
Renewable energy is…

Q4  How can we as individuals save energy?

Q5  How can people use the energy of their minds for the good of others and why?

Q6  How can people use time and physical energy for the well being of others and why should they?

Q7  Another word for transform is ‘change’. How can we use our energy to transform ourselves?

Research one of the forms of energy - fire, wind, water or solar power, using books or the internet (or ask someone), how does it transform energy, what are the pro and cons as a viable source of energy, what do you feel about it, how will it help people, what values does it promote?

Produce a PowerPoint to share your findings or write/draw them in your book.

Holy Week and Easter 

Resources for families

Week commencing 06/04/20

Some songs to sing this week.

Have a Happy Easter!

Mr Leather



Greetings Year 5 


Have a go at the five a day first then maybe the blog - after that read for a while.

Do the Education City challenges then have a go at TT Rock stars.

Did you finish the Science and Come and See from last month? Go back and check.


Mr Leather



Good morning all.


Just thought I would start a new page - the old one (March) was getting big. It is still there with work set for you to do, just anything new will appear her. Keep on doing the set work on Education City, Bug Books, TT Rock stars, the Science and History projects and most important of all - reading.




Today - create a blog avatar unless you already have...

Write a paragraph ( read the story so far) of our collaborative story. Go on the  blog choose Y5, find the Time Amulet part - click on comments - add your own. Looks like this.


Five a day.

Yesterday's foolish answers

1 -A range of answers (multiply the numerator and denominator by the same number) two quarters, three sixths, four eighths ...

2 - 840

3 - 6mm x 20 mm = 120mm squared (little number 2 next to mm) 

4 - 500000

5 - 5:40 or twenty to six.