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St. Josephs Primary School, Antrim

Home Learning Week 1 Primary 5

18th Mar 2020

Home Learning Activities

Week 1: Monday 23rd March – Friday 27th March





Number facts

EIP Day 93

·         MA S2 Test 12a

·         MA Monday

ABC Order






Number facts

EIP Day 94

·         MA S2 Test 12b

·         MA Tuesday







Number facts

EIP Day 95

·         MA S2 Test 12c

·         MA Wednesday

V and C






Number facts

EIP Day 96


Practice Test


Link: Accelerated Reader



  • Spelling Activity:


Group 1

Group 2

Group 3

Week 22 -ious

1.   delicious

2.  curious

3.  glorious

4.  various

5.  gracious

6.  spacious

7.  precious

8.  victorious

9.  envious

10.   suspicious

11. serious

12.   mysterious

13.   previous

14.   anxious

15. religious

Week (21)











Set 22











Please refer to See Saw for Group Activities


Grammar: Exclamation marks

  • Link: The Punctuation People: Ms. Exclamation 
  • Write down a sentence, full stop, question mark and exclamation mark. What if we changed this full stop to an exclamation mark?   


  • What if we changed this exclamation mark to a question mark?
  • Explore the relationship between these and ask children to shout out the sentence.
  • When do we use exclamation? What do they do to a sentence?
  • Please refer to See Saw for Group Activities
  • Writing: Creative Writing Story - These Booklets have already been sent home


Group 1

Group 2

Group 3

Group 4

Up, up and away

I turned on the tap and sweets came out

Polar Region

What can you see under the sea?

  • Comprehension: Thrills City
  • Please refer to See Saw for Group Activities


  • Friday Spelling Test


  • Hand Writing - letter p




Lesson 1: I can find simple fractions of a number using my multiplication and division facts

Link: Calculating a fraction of an amount

  • Draw 12 objects on the board. How could we find 3/4 of these? Link back to 3/4 of a shape. The four is the important number, so we need to share the 12 items into four equal groups. How many in each group? (Three) If 1/4 of 12 is 3, what is 3/4 of 12? Three lots of 3 is 9.
  • Ask children to use their mini-whiteboards to work out which of the statements you read out are true and which are false. Use statements such as:


  • A fifth of 20 is 4
  • 12 divided into four equal parts is 3.


Please refer to See Saw for Group Activities

Lesson 2: I can work out a fraction of a number (whole number answers)

Link: Fractions of Amounts – Corbettmaths


Write and solve different calculations, e.g.

A: 3/5 of £25   e.g., £25 divided by 5 is £5. £5 multiplied by 3 is £15

B: 4/7 of £28   e.g., £28 divided by 7 is £4. £4 multiplied by 4 is £16

C: 7/12 of £48 e.g., £48 divided by 12 is £4. £4 multiplied by 7 is £12

D: 5/6 of £24  e.g., £24 divided by 6 is £4. £4 multiplied by 5 is £20

E: 3/8 of £56   e.g., £56 divided by 8 is £7. £7 multiplied by 3 is £21

Which is larger?

Call out pairs of questions for children to find fractions of numbers,

  1. 6/7 of 42, 5/9 of 63.

Ask children to say which answer is larger and explain why

  1. 7/10 of 50 and 5/8 of 40.

Ask children to say which answer is larger and explain why

Please refer to See Saw for Group Activities

Lesson 3: Estimation and measurement of area in square centimetres

Link: Introducing the square centimetre

Choose two items and ask children which has the greater area. Use some that are quite obvious, e.g. a sheet of paper and a table top, and build up to some that are quite close together.

Children need to know why it is important to know about area, so provide opportunities to discuss real-life circumstances where this is relevant, e.g. a farmer needs to know the area of land on their farm in order to plan how much to use for growing crops or grazing sheep. House floor plans, so that children can see how the area of different rooms is represented.


Discuss why the different sizes of the counters make an unreliable method for finding the area of a shape and that they also don’t fill the shape exactly.

Introduce square centimetres: Ask children to draw a rectangle on 1 cm squared paper, drawing along the darker lines on the paper. How can you find the area of your rectangle? Establish that children can count the number of centimetre squares inside their shape. Ask them to do this, write the area inside

Please refer to See Saw for Group Activities


Other Curriculum Areas

This term our class topic is Journeys and Explorers, please find below suggested activities:

Week 1:

Christopher Columbus - we would like you to complete the following activities at home




  • Research and create a Christopher Columbus Fact File.
  • Imagine you are an explorer who has just discovered a new island, create a map of your island, then draw and label plants and animals that might be found there.
  • Create a pencil study of Christopher Columbus ship - The Santa Maria.