Year 5 Weekly English and Maths – 15/06/2020


In English, we will spend two days reading and comprehending the text; one day on the grammar focus and two days planning, writing and editing a text.

Text – non-chronological report: Mars

Mars reading comprehension


Mars questions

Mars answers

Grammar focus – subordinating and co-ordinating conjunctions

In a non-chronological report, it can be easy to use the same sentence type over and over. To make it more interesting, and vary your sentence type, you should use a range of subordinating and co-ordinating conjunctions to join clauses together. You need to be able to identify which type is which, as well as use them both within your writing.

Subordinating or co-ordinating conjunction quiz

Co-ordinating conjunctions examples

Subordinating conjunctions examples

Conjunctions worksheets

Writing task

Write a non-chronological report of your own. Your report should be about a planet in our solar system (not Mars!) Your non-chronological report will be non-fiction, and should include lots of factual information.

What I’m Looking For:

  • A  title and relevant subheadings (you can use the Mars reading comprehension to guide you, although they may differ based on which planet you choose!)
  • An introductory paragraph giving basic information about your planet
  • A table of numerical information about the planet
  • A range sentences including both subordinating and co-ordinating conjunctions
  • Pictures with appropriate captions

Resources to help:

Non-chronological report checklist

Planning sheet

Example non-chronological report – sharks


Children should spend 20 minutes at least three times per week using Reading Plus.


In maths, we will spend the week focussing on a particular topic, eg. shape or place value. Activities will then be set on Mathletics that are based upon this subject.

Topic – decimals and percentages

Understanding the links between fractions, decimals and percentages.

Resources to help

Decimals as fractions

Understand Percentages

Equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages 1

Equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages 2

Additional activities

Decimals as fractions worksheet

Understand percentages

Equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages

Percentage and decimal equivalent problem solving

Fraction, decimal and percentages number line

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