St. Mary and St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Primary School

Home Learning Platform

Good morning Year 5.

Thank you for your great start to this week.

Our Google meet will take place at 9:15am. Please have a pencil and paper with you.

Today we will focus on Maths, English, RE and French. Tomorrow morning I will be giving feedback on English and any other misconceptions.


Today we will be calculating area.

Remind yourself of area with this helpful video:

Remember this is area NOT perimeter, so you are multiplying today, not adding.

I have included below a full pack of questions. These start by using squares to calculate area and continue all the way to calculating area using long multiplication. It is up to you where you start. You do not have to do every question (you can if you want to!), I expect everyone to complete a minimum of 6 questions per section and you can pick the questions you want to do from each part. If you do not feel confident you can leave out the last section of questions (the football pitch questions).

Area is calculated by multiplying the length of a shape by its width. For example, we could work out the area of a rectangle with a length of 5cm and a width of 6cm even if it wasn’t on squared paper, just by working out 5cm x 6cm = 30cm².



An important part of our non-chronological report is the use of formal conjunctions. Follow the lesson below and complete all tasks and send these to me.


Today we are starting our new topic in RE. This topic is all about the living memory of Jesus.

For our first lesson, we are going to think about how memories are kept alive. As humans we rely heavily on memories and these are so important for us all.

Today we will focus on positive or happy memories.

Firstly, we need to ask and answer the question:

What is a memory?

Write down your thoughts to this question.

Watch this video and answer the questions below.


Questions about the video to answer:

  • Why was Miss Nancy, Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge’s favourite person?
  • What kind of memories did the people in the home have?
  • What did the memory basket do for Miss Nancy?
  • Why was it important?

What evokes (creates/causes) a memory?  Let’s think about the senses (sight, sound, touch, taste, smell) and how these triggers our memories of people, places, events, and accomplishments.

For me, if I smell a pancake being made, this reminds me of going to my Granny’s house many years ago with my Dad and sitting in her small kitchen enjoying a lovely pancake drizzled in golden syrup. This is a really happy memory for me.

Your task today is to think of songs, sights, and smells etc. that help you to think of memories.

Complete the worksheet, make a spider diagram around the word memories. Write down memories and what triggers these (like my example above). You can write a future memory you would like to create in the box at the end.

Worksheet – exploring memories

Once you have finished have a quiet moment by yourself or with an adult and together, reflect on and appreciate: all the outstanding memories people have; why they are outstanding; the different ways in which these memories are kept alive.


Follow the link below for your next lesson with Mrs. Innerdale. Please send all complete tasks for French to:

Enjoy your day Year 5.

Take care,

Mr. Craig