Welcome to Years 5 and 6


In the event of school closures, children in each year group take part in Zoom lessons. They then have access to all their daily learning activities via Seesaw, which includes teaching videos and coverage of curriculum subjects. There are a variety of resources and activities to support home learning below. 

Seesaw Home Learning

Seesaw is our online learning platform, used daily for home learning during school closures. Please do not hesitate to contact the school office if you require any help in accessing your child's learning journal. 

File icon: pdf SeeSaw Picture Instructions.pdf [pdf 136KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Seesaw Presentation January 2021.pdf [pdf 1MB] Click to download

Home Learning

Seesaw, an online learning platform, enables children to access activities remotely, upload photographs of completed work and respond to teachers' messages. Your child can ask any questions they have or share their work using Seesaw. The system is used weekly for homework tasks. It is also used daily for lessons during school closures, or when children have to isolate at home. 

On this page, you will find some additional activities that will help you with your learning at home. The learning grids accessible via the link below have been designed so that you can choose activities in any order. There are also links to websites that will help you with your learning. 

Oak National Academy has been established to support learning at home, and you can find a link to the Years 1 and 2 content below.

Parents and carers, please feel free to choose activities from different key stages if you feel that they are appropriate for your child's individual needs. 

File icon: pdf Home Learning Grid 9 - Year 6.pdf [pdf 574KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Home Learning Grid 8 - Year 6.pdf [pdf 831KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Home Learning Grid 7 - Year 6.pdf [pdf 923KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Home Learning Grid 6 - Year 6.pdf [pdf 898KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Home Learning Grid 5 - Year 6.pdf [pdf 702KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Home Learning Grid 4 - Year 6.pdf [pdf 500KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Home Learning Grid 3 - Year 6.pdf [pdf 392KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Home Learning Grid 2 - Year 6.pdf [pdf 781KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Home Learning Grids - Year 6.pdf [pdf 652KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Home Learning Grid 9 - Year 5.pdf [pdf 388KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Home Learning Grid 8 - Year 5.pdf [pdf 794KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Home Learning Grid 7 - Year 5.pdf [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Home Learning Grid 5 - Year 5.pdf [pdf 775KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Home Learning Grid 4 - Year 5.pdf [pdf 536KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Home Learning Grid 3 - Year 5.pdf [pdf 610KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Home Learning Grid 2 - Year 5.pdf [pdf 545KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Home Learning Grids - Year 5.pdf [pdf 656KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Parent Tips for Home Learning.pdf [pdf 197KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Daily Timetable Suggestion.pdf [pdf 356KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf SEND Support For Parents.pdf [pdf 135KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf TES Supporting children and young people with anxiety.pdf [pdf 666KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Thinkuknow - Primary Parents - Online Safety.pdf [pdf 337KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Children's Guide to the Coronavirus.pdf [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Google Parentzone Learner Wellbeing Kit – Family Activities.pdf [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Google Parentzone Learner Wellbeing Kit – Family Link Guide.pdf [pdf 385KB] Click to download

Virtual School Library

The virtual school library is a new initiative that gives children free access to books each week. It is provided by the Oak National Academy and the National Literacy Trust. Here is the link to access this new resource. 

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Oak National Academy

Collective Worship

During assemblies each day in school, children have opportunities to think, listen to stories and music and reflect on values such as friendship, peace, honesty and compassion. They have an opportunity to share in a prayer, or thinking time, if they choose to do so. If you would like to access an assembly at home, please use the link below and then enter the password 'palmsunday' when prompted.

Schools are required to allow time each day for an act of collective worship, and you can view our policy here:

http://www.themeadows.lincs.sch.uk/school_information/policies_and_finance/school_policies.html

 

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iSingPOP Assembly

Listen to a Story

We have a growing library of stories that you may wish you to use with your child when learning at home. Some of them are familiar to children and link to nurture themes, such as anxiety, what to do with worries and other feelings and emotions. Others are well-known stories that children enjoy. We hope you enjoy sharing them together!

You can find the stories here:

http://www.themeadows.lincs.sch.uk/stories.html

Oak National Academy - Daily Lessons

Oak National Academy has been established to support learning while children are unable to attend school. Each day, there are English, maths and foundation subject lessons provided in a sequence, complete with videos, activity suggestions and quizzes. Your child can participate in all of these, free of charge, by accessing the relevant year group. If you choose to access the lessons, children can use their school exercise book to record learning and then share their work using Seesaw. 

External Link Icon Oak National Academy - Daily Schedule Year 5
Daily Lessons
External Link Icon Oak National Academy - Daily Schedule Year 6
Daily Lessons

Pie Corbett's Talk for Writing Home Lessons

Pie Corbett's Talk for Writing strategy is used to teach children a rich vocabulary and to support drafting, structuring and editing writing. You can access units of work for each year group here. 

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Home Lessons and units of work

BBC Bitesize - Daily Lessons

Each day, lessons are available online for all year groups. Use the link to explore this free content to support your learning at home. 

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Lessons from National Centre for Excellence in Teaching Mathematics (NCETM)

NCTEM have produced sequences of lessons for children to access at home, and they encourage thinking, reasoning and problem-solving. 

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Maths Activities

Maths lessons are available from 'I See Maths' using the video links below. They are a brilliant resource, and you could do a different lesson each day; they follow in a sequence and build on learning each session. A new lesson is available each day, and you can subscribe to the YouTube channel to access them live. Below, we have collected some one-off activities that you may like to complete as extra challenges! The Problems of the Day are taken from White Rose Maths.

File icon: pdf Ultimate Timestables Challenge.pdf [pdf 577KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Maths Problems of the Day 1.pdf [pdf 51KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Maths Problems of the Day 2.pdf [pdf 220KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Maths Problems of the Day 3.pdf [pdf 152KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Maths Problems of the Day 4.pdf [pdf 158KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Maths Problems of the Day 5.pdf [pdf 290KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Year 6 - Addition and Subtraction Revision and Practice.pdf [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Year 6 - Addition and Subtraction Revision and Practice Answers.pdf [pdf 61KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Year 6 - Order of Operations Practice.pdf [pdf 95KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf KS2 Reasoning - Pack 1 - Test 1a.pdf [pdf 148KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf KS2 Reasoning - Pack 1 - Test 1b.pdf [pdf 374KB] Click to download

Quick Links

BBC Bitesize

Daily lessons for all subjects are available here. If your teacher directs you to a BBC video in the learning grid to help you with your work, you can find it here. 

Oak Academy

You can find lessons for every day here. If your teacher directs you to an Oak Academy video in your learning grid, you can find it here. 

DK Find Out!

If you are researching a topic, click here to find some amazing facts and figures. DK information books online can help you with learning in many subjects. 

Math Playground

You can practise many areas of maths by clicking here and finding games and puzzles. These can help you to become more confident in remembering number facts. 

Home Learning Guidance - children with additional needs

Lincolnshire Councils’ SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) Advice Line Service have worked with recommendations from educational psychologists to bring together this resource to share with parents to help signpost to available support for children with SEND during home learning.

File icon: pdf Resources for Parents – Learning and Support @ Home 2021.pdf [pdf 819KB] Click to download

Internet Legends - Online Safety Activities for Families

Here are some educational resources, produced by Google, that can be used at home to help children to understand how to be safe online. They link to curiculum learning in school about e-safety. 

File icon: pdf Legendary Learner Pack - Family Activities.pdf [pdf 953KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Legendary Learner Wellbeing Kit Family Activities.pdf [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Legendary Learner Wellbeing Kit Family Link Guide.pdf [pdf 437KB] Click to download

SATs Materials 

Here are some past SATs papers and mark schemes. You could use them to practise particular questions and to challenge yourself. Although Year 6 pupils will now not take the tests in May 2021, the question content and test skils required provide a useful opportunity to support home-learning. 

File icon: pdf 2019 SATs Reading Test Booklet.pdf [pdf 16MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf 2019 Reading Answer Booklet.pdf [pdf 566KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf 2019 Reading Test Mark Scheme.pdf [pdf 423KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf 2019 SPAG Test Paper 1.pdf [pdf 590KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf 2019 SPAG Test Paper 2.pdf [pdf 212KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf 2019 SPAG Test Mark Schemes.pdf [pdf 431KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf 2019 Maths Test Paper 1.pdf [pdf 544KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf 2019 Maths Test Paper 2.pdf [pdf 554KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf 2019 Maths Test Paper 3.pdf [pdf 847KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf 2019 Maths Test Mark Schemes.pdf [pdf 2MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf 2018 Reading Booklet.pdf [pdf 18MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf 2018 Reading Answer Booklet.pdf [pdf 577KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf 2018 SPAG Paper 1.pdf [pdf 624KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf 2018 SPAG Paper 2.pdf [pdf 212KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf 2018 SPAG Mark Schemes.pdf [pdf 428KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf 2018 Maths Paper 1.pdf [pdf 543KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf 2018 Maths Paper 2.pdf [pdf 819KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf 2018 maths Paper 3.pdf [pdf 640KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf 2018 Maths Mark Schemes.pdf [pdf 1MB] Click to download

Maths Resources

The links below will help you with your maths learning. We have tried to select resources that can be viewed on a screen and do not need to be printed. We hope that you will find them helpful.

File icon: pdf Pocket Fact Files Year 6.pdf [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Hundred Square.pdf [pdf 30KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Place Value Chart.pdf [pdf 65KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Decimals Place Value Chart.pdf [pdf 40KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Multiplication Tables Chart.pdf [pdf 26KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Multiplication Square.pdf [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Fraction Wall.pdf [pdf 57KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Fractions and Decimals Number Line.pdf [pdf 25KB] Click to download

Virtual Maths Manipulatives

We use a range of practical resources in the teaching of maths, and you can learn more about our approach to teaching by following this link:  http://www.themeadows.lincs.sch.uk/classes_and_learning/our_curriculum___assessment/maths.html

While at home, counters, small toys and dried pasta can be used for counting and representing numbers. You can follow the link below to access a range of counting resources on screen. We use physical versions of all of these in school, so we hope that they will prove to be a useful addition to maths learning sessions at home. 

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On-screen representations of practical resources

Useful Links

We have collected some links below which may be helpful to you in your maths and English learning! Gareth Metcalfe is a maths specialist who will be sharing 'live lessons' via a free channel on You Tube. You may wish to subscribe to these to help you with your maths learning each day. You can create a library account using the link below, or use existing details if you are member of Lincoln Central Library. There are lots of e-resources available!

External Link Icon English Heritage History Resources
Learning packs for home use
External Link Icon Learning with Blue Peter
Inspirational Videos
External Link Icon e-Bug Project by Public Health England
Hygiene and Handwashing
External Link Icon Learning about Water - 6 lessons
New resource for home learning - Anglian Water
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Latest update April 7th 2020
External Link Icon I See Maths Daily Home Lessons
A dedicated channel for children and parents
External Link Icon White Rose Maths Year 5
Videos and challenges
External Link Icon White Rose Maths Year 6
Videos and challenges
External Link Icon TT Rockstars
Multiplication Facts Practice
External Link Icon Komodo Maths Resources
Online maths activities
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E-reading and audio resources
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Science and IT links
External Link Icon Science Activities
STEM Blog
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Science Activities
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Home Learning Resources

Football Practice with Mr. Hill and Mr. Benson

If you would like to practise football skills with Mr. Hill and Mr. Benson, watch the video and try out the challenges! The teachers would love to hear about your success!

I See Maths Home Lessons

There are many maths lessons to access below, and they work in sequences. You will not need any additional equipment, other than objects found at home. If you can find something below that you need to practise, you can record your learning in your book. If you would like your teachers to look at what you have done, you can share it using Seesaw. This video explains what I See Maths is all about!

Number Detective

Why Rounding?

First Negative

Fractions: Babies, Toddlers and Butterflies!

Building Thousands

Sum of the Digits

Between 2 and 3

Make 32

Part-Finished Book

Line Up, Fractions!

Order and Compare

More than One

Why Fractions?

Comparing Parts

Fractions of Shapes

Planning a Journey

League Tables

Changing Graphs

The Clapper

Which Graph?

Act the Graph

Different Measures

Looking at Time

Broken Clocks

English Learning and Resources

You can find resources to help you with reading, writing and spelling below. The comprehension activities include a text to read and some questions to answer. There are three levels of challenge, with 'three stars' providing the greatest challenge. You could read on-screen and use the questions to talk about what you have read. If you would like to record your answers in your home book, an adult could check them with the answers provided. No cheating! Please note that the 'Grammar Practice Booklet' was written with Year 6 SATs tests in mind, and there are references to the test dates. These, of course, are cancelled for the 2020 academic year, but the content is still appropriate for practice at the correct level. 

File icon: pdf Y5-6 Statutory Spelling List.pdf [pdf 32KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf KS2 Spelling Challenge Cards.pdf [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf FA Cup Differentiated Reading Comprehension Activity.pdf [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Pet Care of a Dog Differentiated Reading Comprehension Activity.pdf [pdf 2MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Sun Safety Reading Comprehension Activity.pdf [pdf 261KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Grammar Practice Booklet.pdf [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Grammar Practice Booklet Answers.pdf [pdf 806KB] Click to download

Useful English Links 

These reading book resources will help you to practise reading at home. 

External Link Icon Oxford Owl Reading Books
Reading e-books
External Link Icon World Book Online
Free e-book resources
External Link Icon National Geographic Kids
Useful for information and research
External Link Icon Radio Blogging with Pie Corbett
Daily writing blog

Research/Topic Learning 

During our 'Explore' term, we focus on geographical knowledge and understanding. Some of the challenges here focus on the themes we have been covering so far this term. The knowledge and facts slides are shared from Twinkl resources. 

File icon: pdf British Wildlife Research Project - Y3-6.pdf [pdf 6MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Fairy Tales with a Twist Project - Y3-6.pdf [pdf 2MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Knowledge Organiser - Y5-6 - Spring 2020.pdf [pdf 396KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Rainforests Information - Slides.pdf [pdf 2MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Rainforest Habitats Slides.pdf [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Rainforest Plants - Slides.pdf [pdf 6MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Location of tropical rainforests - slides.pdf [pdf 2MB] Click to download

Learning with Lincoln City

Here are some resources which have been provided by Lincoln City Foundation. There are some fun and practical activities which you can use at home to work on mathematics and spelling. 

File icon: pdf Lincoln City Foundation Active Maths Challenge.pdf [pdf 267KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Lincoln City Foundation Active Spelling Challenge.pdf [pdf 151KB] Click to download

Keeping Active!

You can access PE with Joe videos at Body Coach TV on YouTube. Here is a link to one of the sessions to help you to challenge yourselves and stay fit and active while at home.