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 10th July

Hello Year 5! Today you are going to complete a reading whodunnit! Read the text below using this to help you deduce (work out) who stole the missing medals on the activity sheet, which you can also find below. If you have any questions, please send me an email. See you on Monday for our last week of home learning!

The Mystery of the Missing Medals Text

The Mystery of the Missing Medals Answer Sheet

Answer’s week beginning 29/6/20

Monday

Group 1, Group 2 and Group 3

  1. What is this newspaper report about?
  2. Underline 2 words that you don’t know the meaning of. Find the meaning in the dictionary (you might have to use an online dictionary) .
  3. Find and copy a quote. Why have quotes been included in this report?
  4. What did the astronauts do during the mission?

Group 4 and Group 5

  1. What is this newspaper report about?
  2. How many times did they circle the planet?
  3. Why did the astronauts have to be carried after they got back to Earth?
  4. How long did Tim stay on the ISS?

Tuesday

Group 1, Group 2 and Group 3

  1. Name 2 things Tim missed whilst in space.
  2. Does Tim want to return to space? Use the text to back up your answer.
  3. Name 3 things that happened after the men landed back on Earth.

Group 4 and Group 5

  1. Would Tim go back to space? How do you know?
  2. Name 2 things that happened to the astronauts after they got back to Earth.
  3. Name 2 facts you have learnt from this article.

Wednesday

  1. To scare of enemies and be intimidating.
  2. It helped it travel quickly because it was long and narrow.
  3. The stern is the back of the ship and here it is steered using a big oar.
  4. No right or wrong answer as long as you have explained what you think.
  5. The shields on the side of the ship are to protect both men and women during battles.
  6. The eating and sleeping was done on the deck because there was no shelter anywhere else on the ship.
  7. No right or wrong answer as long as you have explained what you think.

Thursday

  1. (I did the numbers wrong on the questions!) No right or wrong answer.
  2. Because he house has chicken legs and moves without warning.
  3. She guides spirits between this world and the next.
  4. It means to break free from someone and no longer follow them.
  5. It stands up in the middle of the night and walks away from where they’ve been living.
  6. It always ends in a lonely and bleak place at the edge of civilisation.
  7. No right or wrong answer as long as you have explained.
  8. It says that she wants the children to invite her to join in with them as they play in the water.

Friday

Thursday 9th July

Good morning everyone. Today I would like you to look at the front cover, blurb and first part of Chapter One of The House with Chicken Legs. Then, please answer the questions which are below the texts. If you have any questions or need any help, send me an email.

Wednesday 8th July

Hi all! For your reading activity today, look at the poster on Viking Longships below before answer the questions. If you need any help, send me an email. Have a great day! 

Viking Longships Poster

  1. What was the purpose of the carved figure head at the front? 
  2. How did the shape of the longship help it to travel quickly?
  3. What is the stern of the ship and what happens there?
  4. Do you think wool is the preferred material used for sails on modern boats today? Why/why not?
  5. What was the purpose of the shields on the side of the ship?
  6. Why was all eating and sleeping done on deck?
  7. Do you think Viking longships were a good method of transport? Give a reason for your answer. 

Tuesday 7th July

Good morning everyone. For today’s reading activity, please re-read the newspaper report and then answer the questions down below for your guided reading group. Any questions, please just send me an email.

Group 1, Group 2 and Group 3

  1. Name 2 things Tim missed whilst in space.
  2. Does Tim want to return to space? Use the text to back up your answer.
  3. Name 3 things that happened after the men landed back on Earth.

Group 4 and Group 5

  1. Would Tim go back to space? How do you know?
  2. Name 2 things that happened to the astronauts after they got back to Earth.
  3. Name 2 facts you have learnt from this article.

Monday 6th July

Good morning Year 5, I hope you had a great weekend. This week’s text is a newspaper report, which you can find down below. Read it carefully and then have a go at the questions for your group. If you need any help, just send me an email.

Back to Earth Newspaper Report

Group 1, Group 2 and Group 3

  1. What is this newspaper report about?
  2. Underline 2 words that you don’t know the meaning of. Find the meaning in the dictionary (you might have to use an online dictionary) .
  3. Find and copy a quote. Why have quotes been included in this report?
  4. What did the astronauts do during the mission?

Group 4 and Group 5

  1. What is this newspaper report about?
  2. How many times did they circle the planet?
  3. Why did the astronauts have to be carried after they got back to Earth?
  4. How long did Tim stay on the ISS?