Literacy Home Learning

Welcome to the Year 5 Home Learning Literacy page. This page will be updated with a literacy activity and handwriting and spelling activity each day.

Spelling activities for most days will be split into activities for Miss Tustain’s spelling group and Mr Corr’s spelling group. If you child is unsure of their spelling group, please email year5@st-annes-pri.manchester.sch.uk and I will try to respond as soon as possible.

Please also check the online learning page for links to websites that can be used to aid literacy and spelling learning.

Friday 10th July

Hello all and happy Friday! Today we are going to focus on parenthesis, where we add extra information into a sentence using a pair of brackets, commas or dashes. For example:

Andrew (last year’s losing finalist) is expected to win this year.

I met James, my eldest brother, at the cinema.

Have a go at the activities below. If you need any help, send me an email and I will reply as soon as I can. Have a lovely weekend and see you on Monday for our last week of online learning until we are all reunited in Year 6 in September!

Handwriting and Spellings

Miss Tustain’s and Mr Corr’s Spelling Group

For today’s spelling activity, look at the eight sentences below. Each contains an incorrect spelling. Correct the spelling in each sentence.

Word of the Day

Gynocentric – centred around women or from a female point of view.

Spell the word 10 times forwards and then once backwards.

Thursday 9th July

Good morning Year 5. Today we are going to look at relative clauses. Relative clauses add extra information to a sentence using a relative pronoun, such as who, whom, whose, that and which. For example:

Miss Tustain, who misses her class very much, can’t wait to see them all again.

Have a go at the 4 short activities below. If you need any help, send me an email. See you tomorrow for more home learning!

Handwriting and Spellings

Spelling test day! Get someone at home to test you on your spellings for this week.

Miss Tustain’s Group
boastful

faithful
doubtful
fearful
thankful
beautiful
pitiful
plentiful
fanciful
merciful

Mr Corr’s Group

Island
answer
write
wrapper
doubt

Word of the Day

Gyrating – moving, often quickly, round and round in circles around a point.

Can you write a question which uses the word of the day?

Wednesday 8th July

Hi Year 5! Today we are going to look at modal verbs, the second question which was on the grammar test. Modal verbs tell us how possible it is that something will happen:

I should do my homework.
I might do my homework.

Have a go at the 3 activities below. If you need a reminder of modal verbs, look at this website. If you have any questions or need any help, send me an email and I will get back to you as soon as I can. 

Tuesday 7th July

Good morning. Following on from yesterday’s grammar test, today we are going to look at prefixes and suffixes. Prefixes are added to the start of a word to change it’s meaning. Suffixes are added to the end of a word to change its meaning. Check out these two websites for more information on prefixes and suffixes.

Have a go at the two activities down below. If you need any help or have any questions, send me an email and I will reply as soon as I can.

Handwriting and Spellings

Miss Tustain’s Spelling Group

Write 2 lines of each word.
Use each word in  a sentence.
fearful
thankful
beautiful

Mr Corr’s Spelling Group

Write 2 lines of each word.
Find out the meaning of each word.  

Island
answer
write
wrapper
doubt

Word of the Day

Gyratory – something that has a spiral shape or goes round and round in a circular motion.

Can you think of anything that could be described as gyratory?

Monday 6th July

Morning Year 5. For our final two weeks of home learning, we are going to focus on grammar, hopefully to help you recap some things ready for moving to Year 6 in September. Today, I would like you to have a go at the two grammar tests below (the answers are also down below so you can mark your own test). For the rest of this week, each day I will give you an activity based on the questions from the test. As usual, I don’t mind if you get zero on this – it has been a long time since you’ve been in school and I don’t mind how many you get right as long as you have tried your best! If you have any questions, send me an email and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Year 5 English Grammar and Punctuation Test 1

Year 5 English Grammar and Punctuation Test 4

Handwriting and Spellings

Miss Tustain’s Spelling Group

Write 2 lines of each word.
Can you think of any more words that follow the same spelling pattern?
boastful
faithful
doubtful

Mr Corr’s Spelling Group

Write 2 lines of each word.
What pattern do all the spellings follow?
Island
answer
write
wrapper
doubt

Word of the Day
gymkhana – a day of competitions including races and often jumps for riders on horseback

Spell the word ten times forwards out loud, then, without looking, spell it out loud backwards.