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60 Second KS2 Reading Comprehension: Year 5 and 6 home learning

A 60 second read from Twinkl. We will go through the text and then have a look a key vocabulary and some of the best ways to answer the questions.

60 Second Reading Comprehension: Year 5 and 6 home learning

A 60 second read from Twinkl. We will go through the text and then have a look a key vocabulary and some of the best ways to achieve top marks in your reading comprehensions!

Science tasks


Y5 we know how much you enjoyed learning about space this year so here are some space themed tasks for you to complete...


1 - Using your knowledge about planets, create Top Trump cards.


2 - Make an acrostic poem for one of the planets.

Here is an example:

Much colder than earth, as low as 140 degrees.

A planet with two moons, Phobos and Deimos.

Red as blood and angry as war.

Slower than earth, a year lasts 687 days. 


3 - Bake your own space themed cookies - they can be shaped like stars, rockets or any other space themed objects. Share your results on Twitter!


4 - Keep a sky at night journal every night for a week - 

What can you see?

What space vocabulary can you include?

Can you sketch the sky as you see it?


5 - Design and make your own rocket - can you include a parachute for reentry? 


6 - Write a newspaper report about the first moon landing.


7 - Create a timeline showing a history of space travel.


Art Lesson Online: Make outstanding patterns with collage & simple shapes. Great for home or school!

In this tutorial you will learn a great teaching technique to help pupils create exciting, original patterns using simple shapes. One of the keys to a succes...

Y5 we know how much you love science, so here are a collection of science experiments you can try from home.


For each experiment can you make a prediction and explain what you learned?

Would you do anything differently after finishing?


Don't forget to share with us on twitter!



Try these six 'Outdoor Activities' for at home!

On Friday 8th May 2020 we would love to see how you are celebrating VE day in your houses!


Send us your photos on twitter - even though we are all far apart right now, let's come together for a Meynell celebration.


Miss Toulson and Miss Wood



VE day is coming soon (08.05.21). We have a few VE day challenges for you - it would be great if you shared your work with us on Twitter!


For information about VE day, you can look at these websites:






Challenge one - 

Make and decorate red, white and blue bunting to decorate your house.


Challenge two -

Can you learn to sing "We'll meet again" by Vera Lynn?



Challenge three - 

Can you make some party food for a VE day picnic?

There are some recipes on these websites:




Challenge four - 

Find out how the shape of a wing can change a planes direction.

Make a paper aeroplane.

What happens when you change the wings?


Challenge five - 

During the war, everyone had to cover their windows and doors at night to prevent light from escaping. If light did escape, enemy aircraft were able to see towns and cities during their bombing raids. During the war, a popular past-time in the evenings was to make shadow animals. How many can you make? All you need is a torch, a very dark room and flexible fingers!


Challenge six - 

Look at the pictures of VE Day celebrations below this post.

Write a diary entry as if you had been celebrating VE Day in 1945


Challenge seven -

Missing PE? Try to learn this horrible histories dance!



We can't wait to see the results!


Miss Toulson and Miss Wood

Charanga! Sign in with your Wonde account and you can learn some new songs related to your topics from this year.

Maths, Maths and more Maths!

Lockdown Reading

As you know I'm partial to pugs so I couldn't wait to get my mitts on  'Pugs of the Frozen North' by Philip Reeve. A very silly, fun, wacky races-esque adventure to the top of the world! 


If you like the look of it you can actually listen to it on the following link 



& even have a go at drawing some cute pugs too! #DrawingwithSarah



Don't forget to Tweet me your thoughts & drawings to @Meynellschool 


Miss Wood

Class 11


Keep an eye on the post - I have written to each of you!

If you would like to write back, please write a letter then tweet a picture of it to @meynellschool


See you soon!


Miss Toulson

Hi Class 12!


It was so nice to be able to speak to so many of you this morning. I loved hearing about all the nice things you've been up to and the books you are currently reading.  I've just finished reading 'Crater Lake' by Jennifer Killick which was fantastic! If you like goosebumps then you will love this!  You can read a preview here https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/49960304-crater-lake . Let me know what you think.


Don't forget that you can share your learning by tweeting @meynellschool 


Missing you all very much! Stay safe!  


Speak soon

Miss Wood

Pencils at the ready.....

Some of you have requested some drawing challenges. I've linked below some 'how to' videos by some well-known illustrators and artists.  Once you feel confident I would like you to design your own cartoon with a brief description of your character. Happy drawing! 



Ed Vere  #DrawWithEdVere   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTT_Dqj-NS4


Oliver Jeffers - Learn How to Draw  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuUIL6nDKN8&t=36s


and my favourite Joe Todd Stanton (author of Arthur and the golden rope!)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w18d5dT5A10


Tweet your drawings and cartoons to @MeynellSchool 

Super Sentence Stacking - Feast - Session 1

Today we will be using the short film Feats as inspiration for your super sentences.

Book Study

Hi Y5! We know you all enjoyed learning about the Maya at the start of the year so when we saw that Johnny Pearce had made his book 'The curse of the Maya' available on YouTube we thought of you! Check it out on the link below. 


Y5 - try this science challenge which links to the subject of forces. Tweet your results!

Super Sentence Stacking with Jane Considine - The Present - Writing Lesson

Today we will be using the short film The Present as inspiration for our super sentences!

A home baking maths challenge which includes fractions - don't forget to tweet us your photographs.

Y5 Writing Project - Don't forget to tweet @MeynellSchool your stories!

Google's Augmented Reality (AR) tool

It’s easier than it looks to get up close and personal with your favourite animal!  All you have to do is google an animal on your iphone or ipad.

Next log onto  www.google.com and search for the animal. Once the Google search brings up all of the information and images on your chosen animal, you will need to scroll down the page a little until you see the ‘view in 3D’ option, where you’ll be able to meet a life-sized version up close! Click on it. It will immediately switch to camera view and will ask you to move the camera around a little so it can adjust to the surroundings.

After a few moments, your chosen animal should appear on your screen in your home!  Try it for yourself! :) 

Art Challenge!

Year five,

We haven't been able to help but enjoy all of the nature which is thriving right now.  Using the animals and plants as inspiration can you create a unique piece of art - think outside the box. 

I had a go at painting my pets on rocks (you all know I am not a natural artist but I still really enjoy it).

What creative ideas can you think of?

Miss Toulson

Hi Y5! 

We just wanted to check in with you, we hope you are doing okay and staying safe! Remember, keep your brains and bodies active, make sure to laugh and smile as much as you can. 


We can't wait to see you as soon as it is possible,

Miss Toulson and Miss Wood


Hi guys,

There's lots going on, so get involved! Don't forget to tweet us if you can @Meynellschool . We love to see what you've been up to! 

Miss Wood and Miss Toulson 


l9.00am - PE with Joe Wicks https://youtu.be/6v-a_dpwhro

10.00am - Maths with Carol Vorderman www.themathsfactor.com

11.00am - English with David Walliams https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

12.00pm - Lunch (cooking with Jamie Oliver) https://www.jamieoliver.com/feat…/category/get-kids-cooking/

1.00pm - Music with Myleene Klass https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQh2wgJ5tOrixYBn6jFXsXQ

1.30pm - Dance with Darcey Bussel https://twitter.com/diversedance…/status/1241098264373592065

2.00pm - History with Dan Snow (free for 30-days) https://tv.historyhit.com/signup/package

4.00pm - Home Economics with Theo Michaels (Mon/Wed/Fri) https://www.instagram.com/theocooks

Non-daily events include:
Science with Professor Brian Cox, Robin Ince & Guests 

9.30am Wednesday 25 March - Geography with Steve Backshall https://twitter.com/SteveBacksha…/status/1242058846941712385

Try this reading comprehension task about Easter.

Some more maths practice to keep you busy - remember just try your best!


Year five  -

This year you took part in our Kindness Fairies challenge - picking different people to be kind to each week. 

We would like you to carry this on at home, pick someone in your house to be extra kind to this week and see if they can spot the difference! 

Put your creativity to use!


Can you research and then create a portrait of one of the Viking Gods - use anything you have in the house - this could be a collage from magazines, paint, colours, leaves from the garden....anything you can imagine. 


We have included some helpful links - 




Y5 - This is a maths quiz to practice those arithmetic skills you have worked so hard on!

Dear Year 5....

We are missing you all very much and we hope you are all keeping safe.


Over the next few weeks we will be putting learning on the website for you to make sure you remember all the fantastic learning you have done this year!

Keep safe, keep following our values and we will see you all as soon as we possibly can.


Miss Toulson and Miss Wood 

Try these Lego Challenges! How many can you complete? Can you create a poster or advert to promote your creation?

Exciting maths games to support your learning.

Crickweb has lots of maths learning games to explore...

Are you a Timestable Rock star?

Visit Literacyshed.com to explore fantastic animations and activities!

Listen to and read exciting books.

Let's get moving with BBC's Super mover activities!

Let 'Go Noodle' help get you focus, calm or get you moving, shaking off some of that excess energy!

Why not mix it up and try one of the sections on BBC bitesize? Plenty to explore!

Easter Activities