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Please do not begin this work until Wednesday 8th July 2020


Good morning Year 5

Remember to log on to I am Learning by 10am – your teacher can see when you have logged on. 


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)

Optional PE: complete a daily challenge

Spelling (20 minutes)  

Complete the task on I am Learning – spelling rules.


Arithmetic (30 minutes)

Complete the Arithmetic test below in your Maths book. Write the date and a sub-heading ‘Arithmetic’. Write the calculation and show your working out. Remember our presentation rules.

Tuesday's spelling answers

Reading (20 minutes)

Continue to read the book that you have chosen this week. Discuss the book with someone at home.  


History (1 hour)

We will continue to look at important events and people from the last 100 years (1920-2020).

Task 1: The Great Depression -  1929

The Great Depression was a worldwide economic crisis (An economic system deals with the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services in society) that started after the U.S. stock market crash in 1929. The prices on the Wall Street stock market fell a lot from October 24 to October 29, 1929. Many people lost their jobs and a lot of people around the world became homeless and/or poor. This ended the wealth of the Roaring Twenties.


Task: Answer the questions based on the photograph. Then afterwards read the information below, about the photograph. Once you know more about it, add in some information in green pen. Example answers will be put up on the website tomorrow

Dorothea Lange’s famous photograph ‘Migrant Mother‘ shows poor children in California with their 32-year-old mother, Florence Owens Thompson. She said "that they had been living on frozen vegetables from ... fields, and birds that the children killed. She had just sold the tires from her car to buy food. She was living in a tent with her children. The photo came to symbolize the struggle millions of people faced during The Great Depression. It was taken in 1936. During that time, Florence Thompson and her family lived in ‘The Dust Bowl’. ‘The Dust Bowl’ was an area in Midwest America that suffered from drought during the 1930s and the Great Depression. The soil became so dry that it turned to dust. Farmers could no longer grow crops as the land turned into a desert. Do you think your answers were accurate now that you know more about the photograph?


Task 2 – Dame Caroline Haslett

Dame Caroline Harriet Haslett (17 August 1895 – 4 January 1957) was an English electrical engineer, electricity industry administrator and champion of women's rights.

She was the first secretary of the Women's Engineering Society and the founder and editor of its journal, The Woman Engineer.  She was co-founder, alongside Laura Annie Willson and with the support of Margaret, Lady Moir, of the Electrical Association for Women, which pioneered such 'wonders', as they were described in contemporary magazines, as the All-Electric House in Bristol in 1935. She became the first director of the Electrical Association for Women in 1925. Her chief interest was in harnessing the benefits of electrical power to emancipate (free) women from household chores, so that they could pursue their own ambitions outside the home. In the early 1920s, few houses had electric light or heating, let alone electrical appliances; the National Grid was not yet in existence.


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Design (1 hour)

Design an appliance that could be used either in the house or in school. Start by thinking about where there is a gap in the market. What does not exist that you think would be a helpful appliance in the house or school? What would the appliance do? How? What would it look like?

On plain paper, write the name of your appliance, draw a labelled diagram and include a description of your product explaining what it does and how it will help in the house or school. Remember to draw the diagram in pencil and write labels neatly in blue pen. Use a ruler to draw arrows.

Optional challenge: write a set of instructions showing what your product is for and how to use it. Below is a success criteria to help you. Remember to write neatly in blue pen. When you have finished, proof-read for spelling, punctuation and grammar errors. Be as creative as you can!


  • Title
  • Introduction
  • List of equipment
  • Step-by-step instructions
  • Conclusion
  • Tip at the end (maybe a warning or precaution)
  • Present tense
  • Adverbs to show how the action should be done
  • Bullet points or numbers to make the order clear
  • Formal tone
  • Imperative verbs
  • Technical words
  • Diagrams and labels to support


Have a go at completing this Caroline Haslett Crossword puzzle.