Year 5's Home Learning Page

Welcome to Year 5's home learning page where you'll find links to learning and useful websites as well as activities to keep you busy and curious in the days ahead.

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Challenges for the week beginning Monday 13th July 2020


It's Product Design week











Click on the image to watch Kitchen Gun


Your mission this week is to invent your own crazy product and come up with your own funny advert just like Kitchen Gun!


Before you begin, click on the image watch this short video about the design process. 

Now obviously, Kitchen Gun is not a serious product but you can still see the design process at work. See if you can answer these questions: 

1. Why is Kitchen Gun needed?

2. What problem is Kitchen Gun trying to solve?

3. Why does Kitchen Gun solve the problem better than other products?

4. What do you think the ‘design specifications’ were? (What things did the designer want their product to do?)

5. How would you evaluate Kitchen Gun?


Now it’s time to invent your own crazy product using the 10 P’s of product design!


The Problem & The Person 

First, think of the problem that you want your product to solve. It helps to have in your mind an idea of the type pf person who would use this product. Do you need an easier way to tidy your room? A quicker way of getting your home learning done? A sneaky way of staying up late without any grown-ups finding out? Does your dog need a way of taking itself for walkies? Does your goldfish need a waterproof internet connection? Does your next-door neighbour’s vampire uncle need a garlic detector…? The list could be endless! 

Once you have a problem to solve and a type of person in mind, you are now ready to get inventing your product!

The Product

Think, talk about and sketch all your ideas. Decide which one you like the best and do a detailed, labelled  drawing. You can write about your product in notes, bullet points, or full paragraphs – just make sure it’s clear to the reader! It might help to think about the following:

  • What does your product do?

  • Who needs it and why?

  • What will you call your product?


Prototype and Production – this is where where you think about making your product. 

Even if you don’t actually make your product, here’s some things to think about. You can add this information to your design drawing.  

  • Materials – what will it be made out of?

  • Size – how big will it be?

  • Colours and other design features – what might you add to make people want to buy it just because of how it looks?


Promotion – how will you advertise your product and make it look even better than it is!

We’ve all seen those adverts where they make everyday items look better than they are. 





Well now it’s your turn!

Write an advert script for your product. Below is a script for the Kitchen Gun Advert. Remember to identify and include all the features listed below.

Script for Kitchen Gun! Advert

Lady standing in dirty kitchen looking frustrated and fed up

Lady (to camera) this kitchen is so hard to clean, if only there was an easier way!

Enter Derek Bum

Derek (in very enthusiastic salesman voice) Hi! I’m Derek Bum! Say goodbye to daily stains and dirty surfaces with new Kitchen Gun (pulls Kitchen Gun out)

Derek goes to the sink

Derek This sink is filthy! But just three shots from Kitchen Gun (shoots gun 3 times at sink saying BANG BANG BANG with each shot) and it sparkles like neeeeew!

Derek moves to the cooker

Derek Look how it cleans this greasy hob (shoots gun 3 times at hob saying BANG BANG BANG with each shot) GOODBYE DIRT!

Derek moves to tiled areas

Derek Grubby Tiles? (shoots gun 3 times at tiles saying BANG BANG BANG with each shot) (shouting) I LOVE YOU KITCHEN GUN!

Tiles fall to the floor. Derek moves back to the sink

Derek Rusty Taps? (shoots gun 3 times at taps saying BANG BANG BANG with each shot). 

Taps now look clean 

Derek laughs manically / crazily

Derek You can even use it on the washing up (shoots gun 3 times at dishes in dishwasher saying BANG BANG BANG and sound of plates smashing with each shot.)

Shows clean dishes in dishwasher

Derek There, all clean again. New Kitchen Gun! Now with laser sight and night vision for after dark cleaning!

Now Re-Read the script and see if you can spot these key features:

1.) Names in bold of people speaking in bold on the left.

2.) Stage directions in italics (two types)

  • For what is happening - starting on separate lines to show what is happening

  • For how the character speaks – in brackets within the speech. 


To help you promote your product think about including a catchy slogan that’s easy to remember and designing an eye-catching logo to go with it. You can use these in your advert and on your packaging. 


Placement - Think about where you will sell your item. Which shops would it go best in? If it would be sold in a supermarket, what would be alongside it on the shelves / what section would it be in? (Think! You wouldn’t find toothpaste next to sweets… but why not?) 


Packaging – how will you box, wrap or package your product to make consumers want to buy it?

Here you can get to work designing some packaging to make your product appeal to the ‘consumer’ (person / people who will buy it). You can use your logo, slogan and maybe even quote some of the advert script that you have written. For example, for Kitchen Gun you might quote ‘BANG BANG BANG’ or “I LOVE YOU KITCHEN GUN!” It’s up to you. 


Price and Profit – this is where your maths skills come in!

Cost: Your product will cost an amount of money to make. Let’s call that ‘x’

Sale: You need to sell your product for more than it costs to make so that you cover your costs and make some money. We’ll call the sale price ‘y’

Profit: This is the money you make after you have covered your costs. The difference between ‘x’ and ‘y’ is your profit. We’ll call your profit ‘z’

For example: 

Kitchen gun might cost £12.00 to make (‘x’)

If you can sell Kitchen Gun for £50.00 (‘y’) you make £38.00 profit on each one you sell (‘z’)

   Sale   –   cost   =   profit

      y     –      x      =      z

£50.00 – £12.00 = £38.00

This would be a ‘high profit margin’ which means you make a lot of money for each item sold.


Your turn!

First imagine what your product would cost to make. Then decide how much you could sell it for. After that you can work out how much profit you will make on each one sold!

How many do you have to sell to make…








When it’s all over remember… the fun’s not over!


When you see adverts and things for sale in shop, think and talk about these things.

Problem – what problem is this product solving?

Person – who is this product for?

Product – what is this product?

Prototype – what do you think the prototype was like?

Promotion – how have they made you want to buy it or feel like you need it?

Production – how do you think it is manufactured? What materials are used? 

Packaging – how does the packaging appeal to the consumer?

Placement – why is this product for sale here? Where do you think this product should be for sale?

Price – how much does it cost to buy? How much do you think it cost to make?

Profit – how much profit do you think each product sold makes? 


Art club

Join Olaf Falafel for episode 5 of his crazy Art Club! More episodes available on YouTube








Science max 

Still plenty of exciting, informative and fun Science videos from Science Max: A fun way to learn about science with some things you can try at home. Great to watch with grown-ups. For better learning, pause the video and talk about it together, ask questions, stay curious! 


Hip Hop Hamburger

Expand and combine your writing and rapping talent – refresh your skills from last week, take what you have learned and write your own Number 1 Hip Hop Hamburger Hit! (example Hip Hop Hamburger lyric sheet below) 


Freestyle rap game


End word rap game

Click on the image to listen to Stepping on the Cracks by Mary Downing Hahn

Click on the image to listen to White Fang by Jack London

Click on the image to listen to Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry by Neil DeGrasse

Click here to listen to Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling.

What have you been doing?

It's great to see how busy some of you have been.  Thanks to Penny, Harry, Imogen, Kilstan, Megan and Dominik for sharing your  pictures, it looks like you're all keeping busy and learning in lots of different ways.

Let us know what you've been up to whilst school is closed.  Whether it's school work, being creative, your own project, baking, gardening or just having fun in the sunshine send in your pictures and we'll share them with the rest of the class.

Keep your minds busy, stay curious and have fun.

Stay well and be kind to each other.


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