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Beckermet C of E Primary School

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Year 5 and 6 Home Learning


 Good morning!

Please see below for your home learning today.

Friday 4th November


Maths: Start your Friday with 20 minutes fo Maths Whizz.

Today we are going to use our knowledge of multiplying 2 digit numbers by 2 digit numbers to solve some word problems.

Click here for the questions. Try to set the questions out as column multiplication.


EnglishTry to read for at least 20 minutes today if you can.

Our English work today is all about apostrophes to show possession.

Click here for the presentation. Now click here for the activity. 

Try to make sure you leave a space between each sentence when you rewrite them.


Today I would also like you to start creating the illustrations to go with your nature poem.

Think about the subject of your poem first. Next, think very carefully about the colours and shapes you see.

See if you can create some lovely detailed drawings now to illustrate your poem.



Thursday 3rd November

Maths: Try to start your day with a 20 minute Maths Whizz session.

Today we are carrying on multiplying 2 digit numbers by 2 digit numbers.

Click here for your questions.


English: Remember to read for at least 20 minutes today!


Today we are trying to think of similes for our poems. 

Remember that a simile compares something to something else, using the words 'like' and 'as'.

Here are some examples:

amber eyes like a cat in the night

soars like an arrow through the sky

talons as sharp as razor blades

swoops as fast as the wind



  1. Choose a feature of your animal to describe.
    E.g. Its speed
  3. Think what you can compare this feature to.
    E.g. An arrow.

  4. 3.Create a sentence using ‘like’ or ‘as’. E.g.
    Swooping boldly through the cloudless sky
    as effortlessly as a loosed arrow.

  5. What you might create similes about –
    • Speed
    • Eyes
    • Feathers
    • Fur
    • Wings
    • Colour
    • How it flies/moves
    • The noises it makes
    • Tail
    • What it does
    • Beak
    • How it hunts

See how many similes you can create about your chosen animal now!


RE: Today is our last lesson about Life as a Journey. Spend a few minutes thinking about all the things we have talked about over the last half-term.

Can you remember your journey so far? How many things can you remember about being a Christian? 

How does being a Christian affect the daily lives of people? Can you remember what a pilgrimage is and why people go on them?

I would like you to create a leaflet which explains everything about being a Christian today.

You can draw pictures in the leaflet to go alongside your writing if you want to.

Try to include as much detail as you can!


Wednesday 2nd November 2022

Maths: Try to do at least 20 minutes on Maths Whizz if you have a device you can use at home.

Today we are continuing to look at multiplying 2 digit numbers by 2 digit numbers. 

Click here for the lesson presentation.

Now click here for some practice questions.



Try to have your 20 minute reading time!

In the Raven poem, there are some metaphors. 

Remember that a metaphor describes something as if it is something else.

Here are some examples from the Raven; prince of play, solver of problems, picker of locks

I want you to think about the animal you chose yesterday and try to create some metaphors to describe it.

 I've given you some ideas to help!!

King of the sky
• Prince of the land
• Lord of prey
• A grey ghost
• A black shadow
• A golden light
• Solver of problems
• Stalker of prey
• A chameleon
• A thunderbolt
• A dreadful menace
• A force to be reckoned with
• A fearless protector
• The rush of cold winds
• A conundrum
• An angry storm
• An evil threat
• The frightful peril
• The eerie shiver
• A trouble maker
• Cherry-red eyes
• Queen of the burrow
• Bush songstress
• Lace-maker
• Feathered acrobat
• Agile rock-climber
• An artist’s paintbrush
• A forest dreamer
• A long afternoon shadow
• An underground-miner
• Sapphire eyes
• Copper-haired spy
• Brush-tailed thief
• Jumper of clouds
• A skydiver
• Skulker of shadows
• Striped joker
• Prickly wanderer
• Conjuror of springtime

You could draw your animal in the middle of a piece of paper

and then write some metaphors all around your drawing.


Art: Think about the artists we have studied this term; David Hockney, Paula Rego, John Singer Sargent, Fiona Rae and Lubina Himid.

Look at their work here.

I'd like you to choose one of these artists and see what you can find out about their lives and their art.

The Tate Gallery has some information that should help you. Here is the link.

Your information  ight include these things:

  • Facts about the artist.
  • A description of their style and ideas using words and pictures.
  • Thumbnail sketches of key paintings or art, annotated with their critiques.
  • Key themes identified such as war, messages, family relationships and environmental issues. 

Next I would like you to start planning your own piece of art based on the artist you have chosen.

Think about colours and shapes you might use and sketch your initial ideas.