Welcome to Budbrooke Primary School

Cherry- Year 5 2019 - 2020

Mrs James

Mrs James

Welcome to Cherry class' virtual learning area! I will upload new home learning on this page every week. 

Week commencing Monday 30th March (week 2)

I have uploaded some new activities based on our topic 'Alchemy Island'. There are also some maths revision activities to complete for fractions, use the links below to help revise the strategies you will need to use for each activity and then choose a chilli challenge according to how confident you feel. 

Week commencing Monday 6th April (week 3)

I have uploaded some new activities to keep you going, primarily based on our class text 'The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe'. I have managed to find clips of each chapter being read out on Youtube for those of you who don't have a copy of the book at home. I know this isn't ideal but do perserve with it, I have tried to give you an indictation of the timing in the clips for certain events that are referred to. 

For Maths there are some revision sheets for decimals for you to have a go at. Use the White Rose website link below to remind yourself of some of the strategies you will need to be able to complete them. 

Do remember to keep as active as possible. Evie and I are trying the daily Joe Wicks exercises on Youtube at 9am https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wzoy_J3I_c

We have also watched some live videos from a zoo which was fun. Take a look at what the animals at Edinburgh Zoo are up to: https://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/webcams/panda-cam/

Finally, take this opportunity to learn something new. How about learning some words in a new language? https://www.duolingo.com/ or https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zdmtsbk

I am looking forward to seeing all of your home learning once we are all back together at school. Keep working hard Cherry class and stay positiveyessmiley


Here are some useful websites to support your home learning or to look at in addition to your home learning:



GPS revision:



Mental maths


Decimals revision



Once you've finished your book, think about reviewing it. These can be displayed in the library. The main features of a book review include:

1. A couple of sentences describing what the book is about.

2. Discuss what you particularly liked about the book. Focus on your thoughts and feelings about the story and the way it was told. You could try answering a couple of the following questions:

–Who was your favourite character, and why?

–Did the characters feel real to you?

–Did the story keep you guessing?

–What was your favourite part of the book, and why?

–Were certain types of scene written particularly well - for example sad scenes, tense scenes, mysterious ones...?

–Did the book make you laugh or cry?

–Did the story grip you and keep you turning the pages?

3. Mention anything you disliked about the book. Talk about why you think it didn't work for you. For example:

–Did you wish the ending hadn't been a cliffhanger because you found it frustrating?

–Did you find it difficult to care about a main character, and could you work out why?

–Was the story too scary for your liking, or did it focus on a theme you didn't find interesting?

4. Round up your review. Summarise some of your thoughts on the book by suggesting the type of reader you'd recommend the book to. For example: younger readers, older readers, fans of relationship drama/mystery stories/comedy. Are there any books or series you would compare it to?

5. You can give the book a rating, for example a mark out of ten, if you like!


Some useful websites that provide great examples:



All the reviews on this website:


 have been written by children. CLICK on the book title to read the review.

If you would like to share your book review, not only with our school in the library, but also other children, send yours via email to helena@storyroom.co.uk where it will be published on the website.





Keep working hard Cherry class and remember to keep up the standard of work that you all achieve in class! 

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