Y5 Home Learning

Ideas for Year 5 Home Learning – Term 2

Reading / Spelling

  • Read your Accelerated Reader book and take the quiz. 
  • Learn the definition of 5 words that you come across in your reading book but did not understand. 
  • Read the Knowledge Organiser for our current topic – available via the website. Spelling – the weekly spellings will still be set via Microsoft Teams for you to learn using a strategy of your choice. 

General Writing Ideas

  • Handwriting – write out sections from your favourite book, a poem, song or the newspaper in neatly, joined cursive handwriting.
  • Write a book, film or TV show review.
  • Write a diary of your time at home.
  • Write a story about a theme of your choice.

Writing Ideas linked to our ‘Stargazers’ topic

  • Write a science fiction story using the generic text structure of our model text ‘The Jamie Drake Equation’.  (This is what we will be working towards in the first 3 weeks of term). 
  • Write a non-chronological report about a planet of your choice.
  • Create your own imaginary planet and write a non-chronological report about it.  (This is what we will be working towards in the final 3 weeks of term). 
  • Write a poem, in a style of your choice, which links to space and the planets.
  • Write a script for a news broadcast between a news reader in a studio and an astronaut who has landed on the moon or a planet of your choice.


  • Times Table Rockstars.
  • MyMaths – each child has their own unique username and password.


  • Complete activities suggested on the Home Learning ideas for Stargazers.
  • Go star gazing.