Year 5 Weekly English and Maths – 29/06/2020


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 – newspaper article: Victory in Europe

Victory in Europe text


Victory in Europe questions

Victory in Europe answers

Grammar focus – Modal verbs

Modal verbs have many uses. In most cases, they work with a verb to indicate the possibility of something happening, or to describe to what degree of certainty something is known. They can also express an obligation for someone to do something, or an ability to perform an action. Modal verbs are very important in newspaper articles, as the journalist will often speculate on what might or could happen next…

Modal verbs powerpoint

Modal verbs explanation

Modal verbs worksheet

Modal verbs – my future life worksheet

Writing task

This week, you need to write a newspaper article about England coming out of lockdown, and all shops etc being open again. Include information about what could happen if the R rate increases again, as well as talking to people about how they’re feeling. Remember, newspaper articles are there to inform, and so while your content will include some elements of both fiction and non-fiction, the writing should include lots of detail.

What I’m Looking  For:

  • The  5 W’s (Who? What? Where? When? Why?)
  • A catchy headline
  • A sentence at the start to sum up the article as a whole
  • Modal verbs to suggest what could happen next (or what has already happened!)
  • A quote from somebody who has strong feelings about the end of lockdown

Resources to help:

How to write a newspaper report

Annotated example text

Features of a newspaper report

Modality word mat

Newspaper Writing Template


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


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

Topic – co-ordinates

Children should understand how to read and plot within all four quadrants, and use them when shapes have been reflected or translated.

Resources to help:


Position in the first quadrant

Reflection with co-ordinates

Translating Triangles

Translation with Co-ordinates


Position in the first quadrant answers

Reflection with co-ordinates answers

Translating Triangles answers

Translation with Co-ordinates answers

Additional activities

Position in the first quadrant

Reflection with co-ordinates


Translation with co-ordinates

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