Crab Lane Primary School

Thought for the Week - To make friends I must act in a kind way.

Year 5L Home Learning

Home Learning

Hi everyone! 

Please scroll down to see what subjects we're doing this week. 

I will be available through email as much as I can- please send me any work (via photos or documents etc.) for me to publish on our class pages! I'll be choosing a Worker of the Week each week, and at the bottom of this page you can find out some other fun stuff to keep you entertained. 

As much as I will be putting activities up on here for you to complete, I would also like you to make sure you take the time to do activities that don't involve you doing work, such as:

  • Reading your favourite book
  • Keeping your bedroom tidy
  • Watching your favourite film
  • Washing or drying the pots after tea
  • Spending time with your parents/carers playing games
  • Getting lots of exercise (e.g. Just dance, Zumba, riding a bike)

Stay safe; stay happy! Miss Martin 

This week's worker of the week is.... Roseline! She's been emailing me TONNES of work from her home pack and hasn't let her high standards slip! Well done Roseline.

Week commencing 30.3.20


Miss Davidge has very kindly set up a French Home Learning page. If you click on the link below, then download the document, you will be able to practise your French that you have learnt so far 

Science, Computing and Engineering

Dr Chips is delivering live sessions at 10am each morning, including how to make slime, paper helicopters and robotic hands! On the website, there is a list of basic resources you will need to complete each daily activity. Click on the link here to see this week's activities: 

I would love to see some pictures of you completing the activities or with your finished products! Send them to and I'll put the best pictures on here!


now>press>play have provided us with a login so children can access the audio experiences from home. There are also follow up activities that can be completed, after each experience. Children can listen to these experiences using headphones, or just play the audio out loud.

password: nowpressplay


This week we are learning about Anne Frank. Anne Frank was made famous after the Second World War when her father decided to publish a diary she wrote whilst in hiding from the Nazis because she was Jewish. Sadly, Anne and her entire family (except her father) were discovered and they all died in a concentration camp. Her diary has been translated and read by millions of people because it provides us with a first-hand account of what it was like to live in hiding during such a difficult time.

To find out more about Anne Frank, have a look through the powerpoint below. 

Task 1: read some of Anne’s diary

Below are some real diary entries from Anne’s diary, which her father published after she died. There is a glossary at the end for the words in red. Use a dictionary on your phone for any other words you are unsure of.

 11th July 1942:

“I don’t think I shall ever really feel at home in this house, but that does not mean that I loathe it here, it is more like being on vacation in a very peculiar boarding house… The Secret Annexe is an ideal hiding place. Although it leans to one side and is damp, you’d never find such a comfortable hiding place anywhere in Amsterdam, not even in the whole of Holland. Our little room perhaps looked very bare at first with nothing on the walls: but thanks to Daddy who had brought my film star collection and postcards beforehand and with aid of paste, pot and brush, I have transformed the walls into one gigantic picture.”

24th December 1943:

“Believe me, if you have been shut up for a year and a half it can get too much for you some days. In spite of all justice and thankfulness you can’t crush your feelings. Cycling, dancing, whistling, looking out into the world, feeling young, to know that I am free – that’s what I long for; still I mustn’t show it because sometimes I think that if all eight of us began to pity ourselves, or went around with disconcerted faces, where would it lead us?”


Loathe - hate; strongly dislike
Annexe - an additional part of a building joined onto a main building.
Peculiar - different to what is normal or expected; strange
Boarding house - a house providing food and a play to stay, usually for people who pay for it.
Disconcerted - unsettled, frustrated

Task 2:

Have a think about the following questions. What are your thoughts so far? Can you add your ideas to our class blog?

  • Imagine being locked up for over a year and a half with either your family or seven other people. Make a list of all the things you would miss most.
  • Apart from your family, which other people would you most like to be in hiding with?
  • Why do you think Anne wanted to keep a diary?

Task 3:

Can you write a dairy entry for your time at home during lockdown? It doesn’t have to be true; you can make up imaginary things like who you are stuck with, or what you’ve got to do.

Remember to write about:

  • How you are feeling (bored, anxious, excited, relaxed, happy, frustrated? Why?)
  • What you like about it
  • What you don’t like about it
  • Who the main characters are (who you’re spending your time with)

 Learning Ladder Challenge:

Year 5:

  • a modal verb
  • adverbial phrases to link ideas across paragraphs:
    • time (later, after a while)
    • place (nearby, beneath the door)
    • number (secondly)

Year 4:

  • use an apostrophe correctly
  • start a sentence using a subordinate clause (if, because, when, although, while, as).

Task 4:

In 1942 Anne Frank wrote in her diary:

"The first thing I put in was this diary, then hair curlers, handkerchiefs, schoolbooks,

a comb, old letters; I put in the craziest things with the idea that we were going into hiding. But I'm not sorry, memories mean more to me than dresses."


 Imagine that one day you had no choice

but to hide away for a long time…

You had time to pack only three things.

What would they be and why would you take them?

Draw the pictures of what you would take in your suitcase, then fill in these sentences.
Can you write your ideas on our class blog? 

  1. The most important thing would be ________________________________

because: ____________________________________________________________


 2. The next thing I would take is __________________________________________

because: _____________________________________________________________


3. The last thing would be _______________________________________________

because: ____________________________________________________________


Guided Reading

Read this news article and answer the questions underneath. Any answers you're struggling with please email me or put it in the class blog. 


Boy, 8, makes £20million reviewing toys online - making him highest YouTube earner

Ryan Kaji of Ryan's World has topped the annual top-10 list compiled by Forbes for the second year in a row

An eight-year-old schoolboy who reviews toys on YouTube made a whopping £20million ($26m) in a year. For the second year in a row, Ryan Kaji of Ryan's World has topped the annual top-10 earners list compiled by Forbes. YouTube account Dude Perfect came second with $20m and Nastya earned $18m making it third.

The list is based on estimated earnings between June 2018 and June this year. Between all 10 highest paid YouTubers they earned an eye-watering $162m.

Ryan lives with his parents and twin sisters in Texas, US and usually releases a daily new video for his 22.9 million subscribers. They frequently have one million views and a few have even had a billion hits.

According to a study by a US think tank at the Pew Research Centre, YouTube videos featuring children get three times more views on average than other types of videos from high-subscriber channels. Last year Ryan told NBC that people liked his videos because he was "entertaining and funny". His most popular video is five minutes 56 second long and has 1.9 billion views. It shows him running around on an inflatable in his garden, retrieving plastic eggs with toys inside.

Since last year's ranking, the youngster rebranded his account from Ryan Toys Review to Ryan's World. His estimated earnings doubled from 2017 to 2018. However Chris Stokel-Walker, an internet culture writer and author of the book YouTubers, said Ryan was an anomaly.

He told the BBC : "The vast majority of people who start a YouTube channel, or engage in any career as an influencer, won't make it. 96.5% of YouTubers don't make enough from advertising revenue alone to break the US poverty line - and with the number of creators on the platform constantly increasing, the competition is only getting tougher."

Dude Perfect, which came second in the list, features five friends in their 30s playing with toys such as Nerf guns and attempting various trick shots. It earned $20m. The third in the list, Nastya channel, earned $18m and features Anastasia Radzinskaya, who was born in southern Russia with cerebral palsy. Forbes estimated pre-tax income from advertisements, sponsored content, merchandise sales and tours. One Briton made the list - Minecraft and Fortnite player Dan TDM (Daniel Middleton). He fell from fourth to ninth as his earnings dropped $6.5m year-on-year.


1. How much is £20 million equivalent to in US dollars ($)?

2. Why has the journalist described the money as ‘eye watering’?

3. How many times has Ryan been on the top ten earners list?

4. Write down one of the quotes from the text.

5. In your opinion, why do you think ‘Ryan’s World is so popular?

6. Why is Ryan quite unusual for a YouTuber?

7. What does Ryan’s most popular video contain?

8. Write a definition for the word ‘anomaly’.

9. What do more popular videos tend to feature, according to the text?

10. Find a synonym for ‘numerous/several’ in the last paragraph.

Week commencing 23.3.20


NB: If you usually go out for phonics with Mrs Verci etc, please see your activity underneath Task 3.

Learning Challenge: Can I write a play script?

This week we're looking at writing our own play script

A play script is a piece of writing written for the stage, television or cinema.

Task 1: Have a look at the play script below... What features can you spot? How is it different to a normal story you'd see in a book?

Some features you might be able to see are: 

  • A list of characters (at the very beginning) also called a cast list.
  • It may be divided into acts which are then divided into scenes.
  • Each scene will have a description of the setting at the start and then the characters' dialogue.
  • Dialogue is set out with the character's name on the left, then a colon then the dialogue (without speech marks/inverted commas).
  • Stage directions for the actors are written every now and again in italics (slanted writing) and brackets.


Task 2: 

 Can you remember the story of Odysseus and the cyclops? Use these pictures to remind yourself; can you retell the story to yourself someone in your house? You can create your own story board if you like, on a piece of paper or at

Task 3:

Now have a go at writing your own play script! Here is a template to get you started... 


Cast List: Odysseus, cyclops, men 1, 2 3. 

(Odysseus's men arrive on a spectacular island, full of fluffy lambs and kids.) 

Man 1: This place is paradise! There'll be plenty of food to eat here. 

Odysseus: (pointing excitedly) Look over there! We should investigate that cave which is full of enclosures of animals. 


Please email me your play scripts by Monday 30th March via a photo if written on paper, or a word document. 


Phonics groups: 

Read the passage below. Can you rewrite it and replace the mistakes you find? You can use a dictionary on a phone or tablet to help you. The number of mistakes on each line is written in brackets on the left. 

Don't forget to look for:

- capital letters  - full stops - commas in a list - apostrophes - spelling mistakes - inverted commas (speech marks)

1. (5) Sarah gaiv her mum a dirtee look She didnt like it wen she was told off! 

2. (8) Thats it; no mor fone for u! shouted Sarahs mum  

3. (6) Thats not fair! Sarah stomped of to her bedroom, bangin her feet as she went. it wasnt

4. (5) HER fault the microwave was brocken. it was her nasty stupid ugly brover.

Maths NB: there seems to be a problem with my page...
please check 5C's page for the worksheets!

Please find below this week's Maths activities. Please send me your completed work to by Friday 27th March.

We will put the answers for this week's work on next week's activities. If you have any problems, please do not hesitate to email the address above, and we will do our best to get back to you.


RE Year 5