Ellingham VC Primary School

Part of the Ellingham VC & Woodton Primary School Federation

Due to Covid-19, Woodton Primary is currently closed and Ellingham VC Primary is currently only open for parents of Key Workers for both schools.

If you are a Key Worker and would like childcare please telephone 01508 518250 or email office@ellingham.norfolk.sch.uk

Year 5

Activities for Year 5 Children

Activities for home





Write a futuristic setting description


  • Use this work-bank and a thesaurus ( you can do this on-line).

Swallows Word Bank Futuristic Settings

  • Use images below to help you (if you click on them they get bigger).

Remember to link your sentences using connectives and prepositional phrases.

Write a Science Fiction Story


  • Read extracts : The Arrival, Killer alien description, Alien Landing, Starwars . Google: Si-Fi- Literacy Wagoll
  • Pobble 365 http://www.pobble365.com/
    • The Visitor (April 24th)
    • The Invasion (Feb 4th)Think about the necessary features to include:

Think about the necessary features to include:

  • Set in the future, in space or another planet.
  • Has characters or creatures from another world or time.
  • Include imaginary, futuristic technology and terminology.
  • A dilemma (not necessarily a resolution.)
  • Not chronological-Start in the middle of the action, then work backwards to fill in detail.
  • Build suspense with short sentences.
  • Use dialogue to create atmosphere and move the story along.
  • Show characters’ emotions – fear of the unknown.
  • Cliffhangers…

Alien Storyboard

Plan and design a story-board for a short animation.

The animation could be set on another planet, or about aliens invading Earth.

Keep your design simple- with 6 shots and backgrounds.

Think about the resources you would need to make characters and scenery and any sound effects, you would use.


  • Watch: A Grand Day Out – Wallace and Grommit on YouTube to give you some ideas.

Virgin Galactic Writing Activity

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The Space Race

Research and write a chronological report and create an illustrated timeline

Useful websites:






Design, plan and make a Moon-buggy using recycled materials.

Think about the surface of the moon and lack of gravity. (Friction and Forces)

Try your buggy out on different surfaces.

Paper Aeroplanes

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Please find attached some French learning from Mrs Wells.

Year 5 French