St. Mary and St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Primary School

Home Learning Platform

Hello Year 5.

It was so lovely for us all to be together yesterday through Google Meet. We have planned another meet for 9:15am today. Please follow the instructions that I sent to you via email. I look forward to seeing you all again later this morning.

I’m so impressed by all of your commitment to your home learning. I love receiving all of the emails with your great work.

Today we will focus on Maths, English, Science and PE.

Please send all work in as normal to, I am checking through everything and if I feel you need some help I will comment however the feedback from today’s tasks will be linked to your Maths work.


We will be looking at 2 digits multiplied by 2 digits. This process is supported by looking at the area model. This will be the first step for you to understand long multiplication.

Take your time understanding the video below. Then complete the worksheet provided.

Complete the questions only up to and including question 6.



Follow the link below for your next lesson all about persuasive writing. You will be looking at how to plan a persuasive letter. Again, you’ll need these ideas to be kept safe.


For Science today we will be explaining how air resistance can affect a moving object. Read through the lesson presentation, which I have attached as both a PowerPoint and as a publisher document so everyone can access it, carefully. It will explain that gravity causes objects of the same size and shape but of different mass to fall at the same rate. However, air resistance often causes objects with less mass to fall slowly. Read through the section of the presentation all about the effects of air resistance, and how this affects objects falling when on Earth.

The activity sheet requires you to conduct an investigation, you will need to read through the lesson presentation at the same time. Do not worry if you do not have the equipment at home to conduct the investigation, with careful thought you could think about how to complete both activity sheets using your knowledge of air resistance.

Lesson Presentation

Air Resistance Lesson Presentation

Perfect Parachutes Activity 1

Super Skydiving Report activity 2

If you are unable to complete the investigation then use the lesson presentation and complete these two tasks instead.

extra task

If you are feeling super excited about Science and feeling up for the challenge, complete all of the tasks for today.


Take care everyone.

Mr. Craig