Bassetts Farm Primary School

A love of learning for life

St John’s Road, Exmouth, Devon EX8 4GB

01395 275968

Year 5 & 6

Weeks 15th June and 22nd June

Home Learning Letter attached:

All resources for the activities can be found below.


Daily reading

Set aside time for your child to read for at least 20 minutes each day.

Set aside time to read a story or to discuss books with your child each day.

Log into Bug Club to read your assigned books.

Did you see the lesson on Percy Jackson (one of Mrs Hughes’ favourite books)?


Friday Reading Live Lesson



It has been lovely to see you completing learning on MyMaths. If you have not been able to log in please do not worry about the number of outstanding tasks. You can just start on the current week.

Week 1: Your MyMaths learning focus:

Y5 Multiplication

Y6 Statistics (collecting data and line graphs).



Week 2: Your MyMaths learning focus:

Y5 Handling Data

Y6 Statistics (pie charts and mean/mode)

Some further websites to support your learning:

 Short and long multiplication (Y5)

How can data be displayed? (Y5 and 6)

Mean, mode, median and range (Y6)-

Pie charts (Y6)-

Further resources:


English Week 1

 This week we would like you to develop your understanding of instructions.  

Task1. Follow the links- to develop the skills for your Year group- that are needed for good instructions:   Y5 modal verbs Y6 bullet points

Task 2: Being teachers we often come across new phases that the children are into (think fidget spinners for example). Revise features of instructions using the ‘How to Write Instructions’ PowerPoint. Write a set of instructions to explain how to play your favourite game or complete a dance routine to keep us up-to-date!

For further guidance on writing instructions or to extend your learning, follow this link to an online lesson:

Resources attached:

‘How to Write Instructions’ PowerPoint 


English Week 2: 

This week we would like you to develop your understanding of persuasive writing.        

Task 1: How do you persuade somebody to do something? What techniques do you use? Look at the ‘AFOREST Persuasive Techniques Powerpoint’ in the home learning area,  to learn about the main techniques for persuasion: Alliteration, Fact, Opinion, Repetition, Emotive language, Statistics, Three (power of). Make notes on these techniques and have a go at writing your own examples.  

Task 2 : Follow the lesson on writing a speech at  .Write a speech about an issue you are passionate about to inspire others. It could be linked to the key theme of food (free range, organic, vegan/vegetarianism) or something you have seen in the news.  You could share your speech in a Zoom session with the rest of your year group.

 Task 3: Imagine you are selling one of your old toys on ebay. Write a persuasive piece to encourage somebody to buy it.  Use the success criteria to include the features you will need.

resources attached:

AFOREST Persuasive techniques PowerPoint 

Persuasive writing success criteria

ebay template



Week 1:   Last week, you began looking at prefixes. A prefix is a letter or group of letters you can add to the beginning of words to change their meaning. Over the next two weeks, we would like you to look at a new set of prefixes:

anti, mal, aero, auto, de, inter, pre, ex, in, post.

Now look at the following list of root words:

social, function, plane, tract, paid, efficient, graph, script, biotic, treat, national, port, capable, matic, press, scribe, human     

How many new words can you make by adding one of the prefixes to the root words e.g. prescribe?

Can you think of any other words that contain any of the above prefixes?

What do each of the prefixes mean?

What difference does it make to the meaning of the new words that you create?

Have a look at the ‘Prefixes Year 5 and 6’ sheet in the Home Learning area. This resource will explain the meaning of each prefix and give you different examples of words that contain the prefixes. How many of them did you think of?


Week 2 Choose 6 words from the list containing prefixes then:

Check the meaning of each word in a dictionary.

Write your own definition of each word.

Write a sentence containing each of your words in context.


‘Prefixes Year 5 and 6’ sheet (link below)

You may also like to play one of the online prefixes and suffixes games. See link.


Learning Journey: Food/ RE/ Design Technology

These sessions are to be completed over the time at home, spread out over the two weeks.

The next two weeks learning is linked to Science and Design Technology


Week 1: RE

resources are attached at the bottom of this section

RE- Think about special celebrations in your house- what foods do you have? Some celebrations are traditionally celebrated by certain foods or meals for cultural or religious reasons. Discuss these with your family.

Watch the videos about Islam and Ramadan to find out about how and why Muslims fast during this time.

Present the information you have learnt in a format of your choice, use the Twinkl factfile format or perhaps a PowerPoint, poster or a booklet using the Bookcreator app.  We would love to see some of this work sent into the year group email addresses.


Year 5 Introduction to Islam

Year 6 Ramadan


Resource attached: (Twinkl) Ramadam factfile format

RE- Reading comprehension

Read the information about Ramadan and then answer the comprehension questions.

Resource attached: Ramadan reading comprehension activity

RE- Vocabulary building

Use a dictionary to find definitions for the following words: fasting, sacrifice, prophet, pilgrimage, self-discipline, devotion. Can you use these words in a sentence?

RE- Just as Muslims go without food and drink during Ramadan, people have had to give up lots of things during the lockdown. Muslims make special plans for the end of Ramadan. What special plans would you like to make for when lockdown ends? Make a keepsake jar to fill with your special plans.

You will need: a jar, small pieces of paper, a jar label, and ribbons to decorate your jar.

RE- Complete the Ramadan survey with the people in your home. Then watch the video of a personal response to Ramadan and think about how Sara might answer the questions in the survey. How might that compare with your responses?

 Resource attached: Ramadam survey

RE- Muslims believe that it is easier to do good during Ramadan as the gates of Heaven are open. Almost all Muslims try to give up bad habits during Ramadan and endeavour to become better Muslims by praying more and reading the Qu’ran. Children are encouraged to carry out good deeds. Look at examples of a Good Deeds Calendar and find out how Muslims help others during Ramadan.

Make your own Good Deeds Calendar detailing how you are going to help others and decorate it however you wish.

Resource attached: Good Deeds Calendar example 

RE and D&T- Plan and if you can cook a meal or bake a dish from another culture/country or religion. Write up the recipe and method. Explain why this meal is suitably designed for that target group (think about food restrictions, seasonality, fair trade, religious custom). Include an introduction that persuades the reader to make (see model text for an example of this).

You may want to take photographs or draw diagrams of each step of the process and the end product.


Turkish Bread recipe


Resources attached: 

Date Nut energy balls recipe (warning this recipe contains nuts!)

Green Summer Pudding model recipe text.



Week 2: Design Technology: Food

Have you got the Eggsfactor? This week, we would like you to design a recipe that can include eggs. Eggs are a versatile ingredient, rich in protein and can be used in many different ways: boiled, scrambled, poached, fried or baked. They can be combined with many other ingredients to create dishes too (quiche, batter, omelette etc).


Think about characters from books, films or TV that you could create an egg based recipe for. What kind of food would they like? Here are some examples:               

Harry Potter might like something magical– maybe an egg sandwich with a colourful range of vegetables in it? A Transformer might like a simple soft boiled egg with toast soldiers. Perfect Peter might like a healthy egg salad? Bugs Bunny might like an omelette with added carrots in! Willy Wonka might like to use a different type of egg perhaps?

The recipe you will be creating for your chosen character, will need to be practical and edible. Please adapt as necessary to fulfil the dietary requirements of your family.

Complete the planning sheet to create your own recipe. Think about the measurements you will require and the timing and costs of making the recipe. You could use a supermarket website to price up the costs of your ingredients.

Challenge- complete an annotated sketch of your design. You could draw an expanded diagram or a cross-section of your design also.


For cooking inspiration- check out:



Resources attached: 

‘Design your dish’ and ‘Planning My Dish 2’ planning sheets can be used as a guide for your planning.


Follow your recipe to make your egg-based dish. You may need to practise some of the skills required to make your recipe beforehand. What cooking techniques (whisking, chopping, mixing etc) will you use? How will you ensure that you follow safety and hygiene procedures? Can you weigh and measure accurately using scales?


You could create a video or take photographs to show others how to make your recipe if you are able to.


Think carefully about what you liked and didn’t like about the recipe you just made. What could be improved? What would you do differently next time? What do others think about your product? Write an evaluation of your design, the cooking process and the end product. Ask people to taste test your finished dish and rate out of ten.

Resources attached: evaluation sheet


Imagine you have been asked to create an advert for the dish you have created. Look at the examples of adverts in the resources area (Examples of persuasive advertisements PowerPoint). Watch adverts on TV and read them in any newspapers or magazines you may have at home.

Using the persuasive techniques you looked at in literacy, create an advert to persuade people to buy/eat your dish.

This could be a poster/magazine, radio or TV advert. Be as creative as you can!

Marks and Spencer apple strudel advert:


Resources attached: 

Examples of persuasive advertisements PowerPoint



Other activities you may want to complete

Art- Create a piece of artwork using only food! You could use real food or pictures from magazines for this.


Geography- Look at the food in your kitchen, where has it travelled from? Locate places of origin on a World map or create a table to show where the food came from. For example, bananas from Costa Rica, tea from India.


OWL- have a go at making a mud pie outdoors! Or perhaps (with an adult) you could do some cooking outdoors using a camping stove, fire pit or BBQ.

Alternatively, if your full up from all the food you’ve been making, you might want to make your own bird feeder.


Maths- Plan a BBQ for you and your family. Price up the cost of the food you will need.

Resources attached: BBQ budgeting activity