Tuesday 21st April – Year 5

Good morning Year 5 – we hope that you are getting back into the swing of home learning!

You have a reading challenge today from Bella the dog. She is missing everyone and hopes to see you all again soon. You can either print this off and put it into your home learning pack or just put a written record of it in. Let us know via the blog each day which ones you complete.

Read the following myth and answer the questions

The Myth of Isis & Osiris


Once upon a time, a long time ago, when the earth was new and fresh and everything was relishing in the joy of creation, the earth was covered with water. A single egg floated on the water. When that egg hatched, the god Ra was born. A keen and diligent individual, Ra did not want to spend his time aimlessly floating around, unproductive and futile, so he flew into the sky and became the sun.

Ra dried up much of the water and made the land. Ra was pleased with his accomplishments, but equally, he found himself feeling lonely, thus he made a wife. He named her Nut.

Ra made many other gods and goddesses to keep him company. He put them all to work. His creations found themselves highly occupied, running the world. Yet, they all decided to have children, because children were glorious things to have.

Soon, there were copious gods and goddesses and Ra was the father or the grandfather or the great-grandfather of them all! All children are glorious, but to Ra, one child was especially important. That child was his grandson, Osiris. Osiris had a brother named Set. Ra cared for Set but the apple of his eye was precious Osiris.

To show Osiris how much he was cherished, Ra made Osiris the first Pharaoh of Egypt. In time, Osiris married Isis, his one true love, and the king (Osiris) and queen (Isis) settled down in a nest of contentment with their son, Prince Horus.

Meanwhile, seething in his brother’s shadow, Set was fiercely envious. Why should Osiris be named Pharaoh and not he? In a fit of anger, Set killed his brother Osiris, and brutally chopped him into fourteen pieces. He threw the pieces into the Nile River so they could never be discovered.

Set was sure that his crime would forever remain secret. However, even in these times, rumours spread like a plague. The news of Set’s heinous crime soon found Isis, the late King’s wife.

Isis managed to gather the pieces of her beloved Osiris. She brought these pieces to Anubis, the jackal-headed god. Anubis was very astute; he managed to put the pieces of Osiris together again. Yet, sadly, he did not have the power to resuscitate him, so that Osiris could resume his place beside his beloved Isis, and rule Egypt as king.

When the great Ra heard of this, he was deeply enraged. With sudden fury but a stroke of wisdom, he banished Set and gave Osiris a new job – an even better job. He made Osiris the god of the dead, which was the most important job of all. Osiris could rule over the land of the dead, and be dead himself. In fact, he would have to be dead, for mortals were forbidden from entering the land of the dead.  The plan was faultless, or so Ra believed.

Isis was grateful to Anubis and to her grandfather Ra. However, nothing anyone could do would bring Osiris back to her. He would dwell forever in the land of the dead, and she would live forever in the land of the living. Though the bond of their love would remain unbroken, Isis lamented over the harsh truth that she would never see her beloved husband again…

In honour of the god Osiris, the Pharaohs of Egypt carry a crook and a flail, the symbols of Osiris. The crook especially became the symbol of rulers. The crook looked a great deal like a snake and was made out of wood. They used wood because wood was scarce, which in turn made it even more special.

From then on, and even today, once each year Isis travels to the riverbank. Remembering and dreaming, tears fall from her eyes. That is why the Nile River rises and floods each year, to bring life to everyone and everything along the Nile. When Isis cries, the Nile will rise!


  1. Look at the first paragraph. Which word tells you that Ra was a hardworking person?
  2.  Identify whether the following statements are true or false, according to the myth:

Ra never liked Set

Set was sentenced to death for his crime

The crook was made out of wood because it was plentiful and easy to find
Isis still mourns over the loss of Osiris today

3.    Match each character to the action, according to the text.
Anubis                       Banished Set

Ra                             Gathered the fourteen pieces of Osiris
Isis                            Reassembled the pieces of Osiris

4.   Why did Set murder his brother?

5.  What are three things that Ra did at the beginning of the myth?

6.  Look at the paragraph beginning ‘Set was sure that…’. Find and copy a phrase that tells you that stories travelled quickly in those times.

Maths – Today we want you to look at the properties of 3-D shapes. Tell us what you can about the following shapes:

Cube, cuboid, square based pyramid, triangular based pyramid, cone, cylinder, triangular prism,

You should include the amount and type of faces, as well as the number of edges and vertices.

Remember when researching and replying on the blog, only use vocabulary that you understand and know the meaning of. If you don’t know what a word means – find it out!

Challenge –

  1. What does the word ‘prism’ mean? Can you define it fully and give some examples of a prism. We wonder if you could draw some and put them in your home learning packs?
  2. What is the correct mathematical name for a triangular based pyramid?

History – Find out when the Ancient Greeks were around. Find 5 important events and put them on to a timeline.  

Take care,


Mrs Millard, Mrs Leeming and Mrs Munro XXXX

22 thoughts on “Tuesday 21st April – Year 5

  • 21st April 2020 at 9:35 am


    1. Ra was a diligent individual
    2. True, false ,true
    3. Ra banished Set, Isis found the pieces of Orisis, Anubis reassembled Orisis
    4. He killed Orisis because he was king
    5. Dried water, was lonely, found a wife
    6. Even in these times rumours spread like a plague

    • 21st April 2020 at 12:25 pm

      Thank you for these answers Simar.
      2) There were 4 statements – which one did you miss?
      4) He did – and he wanted to be king himself.
      5) He was lonely but was that something he did? He created Gods/Godesses.

      Well done.
      Mrs Millard X

    • 21st April 2020 at 12:18 pm

      What was hard Leon?

  • 21st April 2020 at 10:01 am


    Cube: Cuboid: Square Based Pyramid. Triangular Based Pyramid
    6 faces. 6 faces. 5 faces. 4 faces
    8 vertices 8 vertices. 5 vertices. 4 vertices
    8 edges. 8 edges. 8 edges. 6 edges

    Cone. Cylinder. Triangular prism
    2 faces. 3 faces. 5 faces
    1 edge. 2 edges. 6 vertices
    1 vertice. 8 edges

    • 21st April 2020 at 12:28 pm

      Thanks Simar.
      Check the amount of edges in a cube and cuboid.
      Vertices is the plural term – vertex is the singular.
      Also check the edges in a triangular prism – is it 6?

      Did you define the word ‘prism’?

      Mrs Millard X

  • 21st April 2020 at 10:15 am


    716 BC: The first Olympics
    450 BC: Athens lead an empire
    432 BC: The Parthenon is built
    431 BC: War between Athens and Sparta
    146 BC: Romans conquer Greece

    • 21st April 2020 at 12:29 pm

      Thank you.

  • 21st April 2020 at 10:36 am

    Good morning Mrs Millard,


    1.A word that shows Ra is hardworking is diligent. Diligent means you are conscientious.

    2. False because it says Ra cared for Set.
    False because Set was banished not sentenced to death.
    False. Wood was scarce which made it more special.
    True because it says in the text tears fall from her eyes each year.

    3. Anubis – reassembled the pieces of Osiris
    Ra – banished Set
    Isis – gathered the 14 pieces of Osiris

    4. Set murdered his brother because he was jealous.
    5. Ra flew into the sky and became the sun, he dried up much of the water on the land and he made himself a wife called Nut.
    6. However, even in these time rumours spread quickly like a plague.

    • 21st April 2020 at 12:31 pm

      Good morning Lydia – actually, I believe it’s now afternoon. I’m not as quick as you!
      Well answered questions.

      Mrs Millard X

  • 21st April 2020 at 11:03 am

    Good morning Mrs Milliard,
    This is my English for today,

    Ra was a diligent and keen individual.
    True, false, True
    Anubis : gathered the fourteen pieces of Osiris
    Ra : banished set
    Isis : reassembled the pieces of Osiris
    He killed his brother because he was a king
    Ra dried up his land , he was lonely , he found a wife .
    even in these times numours spread like a plague

    • 21st April 2020 at 12:35 pm

      Good morning Jessica.

      2) There are 4 statements – which one did you miss?
      4) You’re right – he did murder him because he was king. He was also jealous because he wanted to be king.
      5) He was lonely but this wasn’t something that he did. He made Gods/Godesses.

      Well answered. Mrs Millard X

  • 21st April 2020 at 11:25 am

    ENGLISH: 1.Ra was a diligent individual. 2.true,false,true. 3.Ra banished Set,Isis gathered the fourteen and Anubis put the pieces together. 4.Set got angry because his brother Osis got named Paraoh and he didn’t. 5.Ra dried the water and made land and Ra made many other gods and goddesses. 6.Rumours spread like the plague.

    • 21st April 2020 at 12:37 pm

      Hello Dhanshri – it’s good to hear from you.

      2) There are 4 statements – which one did you miss?

      Well answered questions.

      Mrs Millard X

  • 21st April 2020 at 11:41 am

    Hello Mrs Milliard,
    this is my maths for today,
    cube: cuboid: square based pyramid: triangular based pyramid:
    6 faces 6 faces 5 faces 4 faces
    8 edges 8 edges 8 edges 6 edges
    8 vertices 8 vertices 5 vertices 4 vertices

    cone: cylinder: triangular prism:
    2 faces 3 faces 5 faces
    1 edge 2 edges 8 edges
    I vertices 0 vertices 8 vertices

    • 21st April 2020 at 12:40 pm

      Thanks Jessica.
      Check the amount of edges that a cube, cuboid and triangular prism have?

      Also, check the amount of vertices in a triangular prism.

      Have you given me a definition of ‘prism’?

      Well answered.
      Mrs Millard X

  • 21st April 2020 at 11:53 am

    * 6 square faces
    *12 edges
    *8 vertices

    * 6 rectangular faces
    *12 edges
    *8 vertices

    Square based pyramid
    *5 faces – 1 square and 4 triangles
    *8 edges
    *5 vertices

    Triangular based pyramid
    *4 triangular faces
    *6 edges
    *4 vertices

    *2 faces – 1 is a cirlce and 1 curved
    *1 edge
    * 1 vertices

    *3 faces – 2 circle and 1 curved
    *2 edges
    *no vertices

    Triangular Prism
    *5 faces – 2 triangle and 2 rectangle
    *9 edges
    *6 vertices

    A prism is a symmetrical shape that if you cut it it would be the same shape all the way along. The shapes at the end are also the same. Examples of these are: cube, cuboid and triangular prism.

    • 21st April 2020 at 12:47 pm

      Thank you Lydia. A very thorough response – as always.

      The faces on a cuboid are rectangular but 2 can also be a square, Did you think about my challenge question yesterday about whether a square is also a rectangle??

      Vertices is the plural – if you are talking about 1, we use vertex.

      Well done for being the first person today to give me a definition of ‘prism’. There are lots of other too – like hexagonal prism, octagonal prism etc. They often get their name from the shape of the ‘end’ face.

      Tomorrow’s blog will get you thinking about whether a cylinder has a curved edge – I hope you will enjoy it!

      Well answered questions.

      Mrs Millard X

  • 21st April 2020 at 3:01 pm

    MATHS, CUBE,8 vertices,6 faces and 12 edges. CUBOID,6 faces,8 vertices and 12 edges. SQUARE BASED PYRAMID,5 faces,squared bottom,5 vertices and 8 edges. TRIANGULAR BASED PYRAMID,4 faces,4 vertices and 6 edges. CONE,2 faces, circular bottom,1 edge and 1 vertices. CYLINDER,3 faces,2 edges. TRIANGULAR PRISM,5 faces and 6 vertices.

  • 21st April 2020 at 3:46 pm

    HISTORY:Beginning of Mycenaean Period 1600 BC. 2.The Trojan war 1250 BC. 3.Introduction of the Olympics 776 BC 4. The rise of the Greek Tyrant 650 BC 5.Coin currency introduced 600 BC.

  • 24th April 2020 at 5:22 pm

    1) I know Ra is a hard working person because it says he is a diligent individual it says he did not want to spend his time aimlessly floating around unproductive and futile


    3)Ra-banished Set
    Isis-gathered the fourteen pieces of Osiris
    Anubis-reassembled the pieces of Osiris

    4)Set murdered his brother because everyone was calling Osiris Pharaoh he let jealousy get to him a bit to much

    5)He became the sun
    he dried up water and made the land
    he made a wife

    6)However,rumors spread like a plague

  • 24th April 2020 at 5:27 pm

    A prism is a polyhedron,with two parallel faces called bases.The other faces are always parallelograms.The prism is named by the shape of its base


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