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  • Walsall,
  • WS5 3HF.
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Please do not begin this work until Monday 11th May 2020


Remember, your first job every day is to send a 'Good Morning' message to your class teacher on I Am Learning by 10 am. Remember to include your scores from yesterday's quizzes.


Please Note: We have added a suggested timetable onto our distance learning page for you follow if it helps you to organise your day. You do not have to follow these times – talk to an adult at home to decide what will work best for you. If you are following your own timetable, we have added a time in brackets which is a guideline to show how long each activity might take.


If you run out of space in any exercise books (orange Maths or yellow English book), please ask an adult to contact the office to arrange to pick up a new one.


PE with Joe Wicks (30 minutes)

Spelling (20 minutes) –

Mark your spelling task from last week. Mark answers neatly with a green pen and correct any errors.

  1. The boy couldn’t undo the knot in his shoelaces.
  2. The teacher didn’t expect me to know the answer to the question.
  3. The caretaker will have to climb onto the roof to get the ball.
  4. Why will nobody listen to my ideas for a change?
  5. I’m being honest, but nobody will believe me.
  6. Spud got out because the gate hadn’t been fastened.
  7. At the end of the art lesson, it looked like a bomb had hit the classroom.
  8. After the cross-country race, we were completely exhausted.


This week’s words –

knew, wrestle, bomb, fasten, honest, island, plumber, honour, sincere, soldier

Get someone to test you on this week’s words. Remember to practise any words that you do not spell correctly.

Then follow the link below. Select year 5&6 then click on book number 5 to revise some of the spellings from our word list.


Reading (20 minutes)

Read chapter 16 of Beetle Boy.


Arithmetic (10 minutes)

Complete the questions (multiplication) in your maths book. Remember the presentation rules.

Science (1 1/2 hours)

LO: to conduct an experiment to show that light travels in a straight line.

  • Resources: lined or blank A4 paper, pencil, blue pen, ruler, at least 3 cards, plasticene or blu-tac, torch, hole puncher or a compass, scissors and felt tips (optional).


The video above demonstrates how light can appear to travel in straight lines.

IMPORTANT: Please ensure that an adult at home finds appropriate scissors for you to use and you may even need help cutting out the holes.

Please don’t shine the light directly into your eyes as this can damage your eyes.

N.B. if you don’t have all the resources then try to improvise e.g. if you don’t have a torch then you can try and use a torch on a phone or glue several pieces of paper together if you don’t have card.

If you don’t have the resources at home to conduct the experiment, then just watch it on the video and think about how this shows that light travels in a straight line. What would happen if the holes weren’t lined up properly? Can the light travel round the card? How do you know?


Activity 1: you are going to conduct an experiment to prove that light travels in a straight line. It will be similar to the experiment that was shown on the video involving the cards.

  1. For each index card, use a ruler to draw lines connecting opposite corners of the card.
  2. At the intersection of the two lines, use a hole puncher to punch a hole in the centre of the index cards.
  3. For each card, use a small piece of plasticene or blu-tac and place the card in this to create a "stand" for the card. Place the cards so that they stand vertically and at an equal distance from each other.
  4. Place the torch at one end of the row of index cards and turn off the light in the room.
  5. Arrange the index cards so that light can be seen through all the holes.

Here is a video of the experiment:


Activity 2: draw a model of the experiment and add writing to your drawing in order to explain the path that the light takes.


Votes for schools (20 minutes)

See this information on the class pages. Discuss your thoughts with your family.