Year 5 Weekly English and Maths – 06/07/2020


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 – diary entry: Rainforest Calling

Rainforest Calling text


Rainforest Calling questions

Rainforest Calling answers

Grammar focus: fronted adverbials

Fronted adverbials can be used to add extra information to a sentence. Because it is ‘fronted’, it goes at the front (or the start) of the sentence. They are most often used to show when, where or how something happened; they are like adverbs with more than one word. Remember, there should usually be a comma after a fronted adverbial!

Fronted adverbials powerpoint

Fronted adverbials explanation

Spot the Adverbial worksheet

Spot the Missing Comma worksheet

When Did It Happen worksheet

Where Did It Happen worksheet

Writing task

This week, you should write a diary about that you’ve got up to during lockdown. You need to include three separate entries, for three different days. You can either write about a day that really happened, or a day you wish had happened! Try to include lots of detailed information! Remember, as a diary is usually very personal, it will be written in an informal tone, but grammar, punctuation and spelling should still be accurate.

What I’m Looking For:

  • Three diary entries from different days during lockdown
  • The date and/or time
  • Past tense
  • Personal pronouns (I, we, our, etc)
  • Chronological order
  • Detailed descriptions about your feelings and emotions
  • A variety of fronted adverbials at the start of sentences

Resources to help:

Example diary entries

How to write a diary

Diary checklist

Fronted adverbials word mat


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 – converting units

Children should understand how to convert from different units of measurement, including time.

Resources to help:


Metric units

Kilograms and kilometres

Converting Units of Time


Use all four operations to solve problems involving measure


Answers – Metric units

Answers – Kilograms and kilometres

Answers – Converting Units of Time

Answers – Timetables

Answers – Use all four operations to solve problems involving measure

Additional activities:

Kilograms and Kilometres

Converting Units of Time


Other resources:

Converting Metric Measures Posters

Measurement Conversion Posters

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