Reading Home Learning

Welcome to the Year 5 Home Learning Reading page.

This page will be updated with a reading activity each day. Some activities may be different depending on which guided reading group your child is in – if you child is unsure of their guided reading group, please email year5@st-annes-pri.manchester.sch.uk and I will try to respond as soon as possible.

Answers for each activity will be uploaded to this webpage on a Friday, alongside Friday’s activity.

Alongside these activities, try to read at home as much as possible – this doesn’t have to be a book, but could be a comic, something on the internet or a recipe! Please also find links to websites where children can access books and reading materials on our Online Learning page. 

Friday 3rd April

Hello Year 5! For your final reading activity of the week, I have given you a reading comprehension all about Easter! Try to answer each question in full sentences and if the PDF doesn’t show, please refresh the page. The answers for all of this week’s activities are also down below.

I’ve also done an update on the Year 5 Home Learning homepage, so please have a read of that if you get a chance! I won’t be posting any activities until after the Easter Holidays (the next reading activity will be posted on the 14th of April) so stay safe and make sure you are reading whenever you can at home! If you have any questions or want to say hello over Easter, email me at year5@st-annes-pri.manchester.sch.uk

Download (PDF, 2.57MB)

Answers week commencing 30th March

Monday 30th March

Group 1

1.That his thoughts are loud/ they are scattered/ moving around his brain.

2.Muscled means that they were moving around.  

3.Peaceful, still, calm, quiet

Group 2

  1. Peaceful, still, calm, quiet
  2. Used rustled to say his thoughts are loud/ they are scattered/ moving around his brain.

3.They are being pushed/ there is no space/ it hurts.

Group 3

  1. Peaceful, still, calm, quiet
  2. Used rustled to say his thoughts are loud/ they are scattered/ moving around his brain.

3.Any describing words will be correct!  

Group 4 and Group 5

1.wind, icy blade

2.quivering means when you are trembling or shaking. This is a good word to use as icy wind often makes you tremble as you are cold.

3.To describe how cold the wind is.

 

Tuesday 31st March

Group 1 and Group 2

1.Any of these: trees ease off their coats of bark, paving stones grown, a page of this book whisper to its neighbour, a raindrop grin.

2.No they couldn’t – the poet talks about how silent things are and you can’t actually hear a person’s smile ‘crack’

3.No right or wrong answer as long as you have explained why you picked that line.

4.No right or wrong answer as long as your answer is sensible.   

Group 3

  1. Any of these: trees ease off their coats of bark, paving stones grown, a page of this book whisper to its neighbour, a raindrop grin.
  2. No they couldn’t – the poet talks about how silent things are and you can’t actually hear a person’s smile ‘crack’
  3. No right or wrong answer as long as you have explained why you picked that line.

Group 4 and 5

1.When the wind dies, it stops.

2.The wind is twisting the dustbins.

  1. No right or wrong answer as long as you have explained why you liked it or why you don’t!

 

Wednesday 1st April

  1. Cotton buds, drink stirrers
  2. No right or wrong answer – what you think!
  3. The winner of garden of the year.
    What plants grow in the garden.
    The visitor experience.
    A description of the garden.
  4. Visitors touching, smelling or tasting the plants.
  5. He is a nurse.
  6. Planed proposal: in Iceland the country.
    Actual proposal: in Iceland supermarket.
  7. Quirky has a similar meaning to unusaul.
  8. No right or wrong answer – what you think!

 

Thursday 2nd April

The Trip

  1. A child. I know this because it talks about his mum.
  2. On a plane. I know this because it says the towns look so small, he can see for miles, there is an engine whirring and there is an aisle.
  3. The child was feeling nervous because his mum tells him not to be afraid.

The Race

  1. Disappointed, sad, exhausted, disheartened
  2. He would be feeling this way because he has lost the race on the final lap. I know this because in the text it says ‘then bang. Everything stopped’ which makes me think he fell over. He then could see flashes of colours going past him, which might be the other racers going past. It also says he placed his head in his hands and sighed, which makes me think he is sad.

 

Friday 3rd April

  1. Busy
  2. Cooing – doves
    golden – gate
    bleating – sheep
  3. The crowd were shopping at the market
    2. Jesus arrived on a donkey
    3. People argued over what Jesus was
    4. Jesus went to the temple and everyone followed.
  4. Rich, powerful, king
  5. Palm leaves/palm fronds
  6. Gabbling

Swept tells us that they moved swiftly and smoothly.

  1. There is no right or wrong answer – whatever you think!
  2. There is no right or wrong answer – whatever you think as long as you have backed up your ideas with something from the text!

Thursday 2nd April

Good morning guys! For today’s reading activity, there are two inference activities for you to complete. Remember, inference is when the answer isn’t obviously in the text; you might have to read around the text, using evidence from the writing to back up your ideas. Make sure you tell me what in the text makes you think this when you are explaining your answer.