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Year 5

22/3/21

 

Hello Year 5,

Just a couple of quick reminders - firstly, spellings for this week are as follows...

 

Group 1 - practise, advise, device, practice, prophecy, advice, prophesy, licence, devise, license

Group 2 - coyly, fully, truly, shyly, happily, slyly, duly, daily, publicly, wholly

 

Well done to those children who have already been on Spelling Shed to practise!

 

Secondly, don't forget about the pick and mix homework which you will find further down the page. I will be asking you about what you have done so far, on Thursday - remember to send any pictures via Purple Mash.

Pick and Mix homework

Hello Year 5! 

 

I have made a Pick and Mix document of homework tasks which you can choose from. All the tasks are about the Anglo-Saxons. Please choose at least one per week to complete, I realise we are fast approaching the Easter holidays so this pick and mix will run over the holidays too. Written tasks can be completed in your homework book. Please take any pictures of the work you have completed and send it to me through Purple Mash.  Have fun !!

Spelling test - Thursday 18th March

 

Our spelling test will be on Thursday 18th - remember to go on Spelling Shed for some practise smiley

Group 1 – accompany, conscience, desperate, interfere, queue, restaurant, rhythm, disastrous, nuisance, communicate

Group 2 – dramatically, emotionally, specifically, historically, nationally, basically, traditionally, automatically, frantically, accidentally

Friday 5th March

Good morning year 5,

Well done, you have made it to Friday!  After today’s day of work you can have a well-deserved rest over the weekend.  I am really looking forward to meeting all of you on Monday! Just a few reminders – start time is the same for KS2, 8.45 and our school day finishes at 3.15pm. You will also need your P.E. kit in school from Monday.

Thank you to everyone who has been logging onto our Google Meets.  It really has been wonderful to see all of your smiling faces every morning ready to work hard every day. 

 

Maths

It’s arithmetic today!  You all know what you are doing with your arithmetic so you should be able to easily get on with this. (Remember task 1 is for children who usually work with me and task 2 is for children who usually work with Mrs Hughes).  Good luck!

English

Every Friday, you will be completing a grammar task.  Today we are going to look at identifying verbs formed from a noun or adjective.

We will talk through the Powerpoint during our Google Meet this morning.  If you missed it, make sure you read through the Powerpoint as there will be activities to do throughout as well as some written exercises.

Guided Reading

You know that on a Friday we always do comprehension in guided reading and so this is going to be the same during your home learning.  You are used to doing comprehension for your guided reading so I don’t think you should have any problems.  I have attached the answers as well so you can check your work once you have finished.

 

If you work with Mrs Hughes for guided reading, please complete the questions attached which are all based on your reading from chapter 29 and 30.

Afternoon task

It’s Friday afternoon, and so it is PE.  As I have said previously on PE days, try and take this opportunity to go for a walk or a bike ride or to get active in the garden.  If you are unable to get out, I have put a few suggestions below…

Youtube

Joe Wicks  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5mREgx5Euw 

Cosmic Yoga have lots of fun videos you can follow, with a theme https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Exercise for kids https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_A_HjHZxfI  is lots of fun, but you might get a bit out of breath!!

Have fun!!

And finally…….

 

It’s GOLDEN TIME!  Well done you’ve made it to the end of the week and now it is time for some well-deserved Golden Time.  You’ve all definitely earnt it!

Well done on another great, home learning week Year 5. I shall see you bright and early at 8.45am on Monday, back in the classroom, YAY! yes Have a fantastic weekend everyone.

Thursday 4th March

 

Good morning year 5,

                                                                     

 It’s Thursday!  The penultimate day of the week!  I hope everything has been going well with your home learning this week.  Our Google Meet will take place as usual at 9.30am so I will see many of you then. Please can I remind everyone to mute their microphones unless you have a question.

 

Now, let’s get down to business…….

                            

Maths

 

Today we are going to look at word problems involving short division again, this time however you will need to decide whether to round your remainders up or down, for example:

 

How many complete years are there in 150 months?

150 ÷ 12 = 12 r 6 (we would have to round down)

Answer – 12 complete years

 

One nurse is needed for every 5 patients.

How many nurses are needed for 48 patients?

48 ÷ 5 = 9 r 3 (we would need to round the answer up otherwise 3 patients wouldn’t have a nurse to look after them)

Answer – 10 nurses are needed.

 

We will go through some more examples during our Google Meet Session Again the work is from Target Your Maths so pick the section you would usually work on in class, A, B or C.

English

 

It’s Thursday today meaning its spelling test day.  Look back through the class pages to find the spellings you should be tested on this week.  Your new spellings are below and Spelling Shed has been updated so that you can start to learn them ready for next week.

 

Group 1 – gently, possibly, wrinkly, responsibly, incredibly, durably, nobly, humbly, simply, terribly

 

Group 2 – though, although, dough, doughnut, rough, enough, tough, plough, bough, toughen

 

On a Thursday in English, we are going to be doing reading comprehension.  There are three levels of challenge for this comprehension.  If you look at the bottom of the sheet, you will find either 1 star, 2 stars or 3 stars (1 star is the easiest progressing to 3 stars which is the most challenging).  Please pick the level of challenge appropriate for you (don’t just go for the easy option!).  The answers are included so you can mark your work once you have completed it.  Please make sure you answer in full sentences.

For example

Question:  What colour was the girls dress?

Answer:  The girls dress was……

 

 

Guided reading

 

For today’s guided reading session, I would like you to put the words that you looked at and found the meanings to yesterday into sentences.  I’d like you to try and write at least 6 sentences.  Make sure the sentences make sense and the words have been used in the correct context.

Your words for this work were: skimming, spluttered, sinister, mystified, immortal, biased, triumph, roaming

 

If you work with Mrs Hughes for guided reading, please complete the questions attached which are based on your reading from chapter 29 and 30.

 

Afternoon activities

 

This afternoon, you are going to complete Topic and French

 

History

In History, we are looking at how Anglo-Saxon Britain was divided in to different kingdoms, you will find your task for this afternoon at the end of the power-point. We will look at the power-point during our Google Meet session.

 

French

We are continuing with daily routine this week. There are four activities for you to complete:

1. Play the pelmanism game on French games to revise our daily routine phrases. Match the correct picture and word pairs.

https://www.french-games.net/frenchgames/pelmanism?topic=Activity%20-%20daily%20routine&level=primary

2. Play the four in a row game on French games to revise daily routine.

https://www.french-games.net/frenchgames/four-in-a-row?topic=Activity%20-%20daily%20routine&level=primary

3. Using the attached sheet, match up the pictures and phrases correctly.

4. Compare the daily routines described by Hakim and Natalie on the attached worksheet. Write down the order that they do things before school. As a challenge see if you can write down the times too.

 

Wednesday 3rd March

 

Good morning year 5,

 I hope you all had a successful day yesterday! There is a Google Meet as usual this morning, looking forward to seeing you at 9.30am.

 

Before I start, I'd just like to say thank you to all the parents I got chance to talk to yesterday - it was lovely to meet you all!

 

Year 5, Just a little reminder, we will be doing your spelling test tomorrow so please make sure you spend some time today practising your spellings on spelling shed, if you haven’t already been practising throughout the week.

I have checked spelling shed and the correct assignment has been assigned to you all for this week.  These are the spellings you will be tested on tomorrow:

Group 1 – bought, thought, afterthought, wrought, ought, fought, thoughtfulness, sought, nought, brought

Group 2 – settle, possible, example, humble, article, battle, adjustable, struggle, terrible, capable

Maths

Today we are going to look at word problems involving short division. The work is set from Target Your Maths so please work on the section you would normally work on in class, A, B or C, the  answers are at the end of the word document for you to check and mark when you have finished. We will go through some examples during our Google Meet session.

English

Using your planning from yesterday, you will be writing your character description today. We will go through the power-point during our Meet and share some ideas about the characters. If you aren't at the Meet, make sure you read through the attached power-point before you start which gives you a good example of a character description.

Guided Reading

 

In today’s guided reading session you are going to be looking at some of the vocabulary you have come across in your reading this week and find out the meaning of these words.  If you have a dictionary at home, you may use that to look up the words, in the same way we do in class.  If you have not got access to a dictionary use an online dictionary.  Here is a link which you may choose to use.

https://www.dictionary.com/browse/online-dictionary

 

If you work with Mrs Hughes for guided reading, please complete the questions below which are all based on your reading from chapter 29 and 30.

Predict - predict who is shouting, why do you think this?

Explain - explain how the weather is a main component of these chapters.

Afternoon activities

This afternoon we are going to be doing RE and computing.

 

Computing – We are going to use espresso coding for our computing lesson.

Please login to espresso using the link below and the sign in information

https://coding.discoveryeducation.co.uk/block/learn?locale=en-gb#refresher-level-14-5e5d0d06570d8d36569de030 

Login details

student22316

abc123

Once you have logged in, I want you to complete the first lesson in ‘random numbers and simulations’ called racing at random. In this lesson, you will learn that the value of a variable can be generated randomly in response to an event or at set time intervals. You will then be able to use this to create a simple game where cars race across a screen.

RE 

 

For RE today, I would like you to design your own place of worship. Think back to our previous learning about why people go to a place of worship, what they do there – remember a lot of places of worship are open for the community to use as well, so think about what your place of worship might be used for. How will it look inside? What will it look like from the outside? How do you want people to feel when they enter your place of worship?

 

I’ll look forward to seeing some of your designs.

 

Tuesday 2nd March

 

Good morning year 5,

 

*Just a reminder that there will be no Google Meet session this morning due to parent/teacher meetings, read through your tasks carefully on the class page.

EDIT - Technical issue fixed, please see below...

**Parents please be aware that once you have asked to join the call for your appointment, I will have to accept you in, this may not happen straight away as I may still be in my previous appointment, but as soon as I am available I will begin our call. I endeavour to stick to the 5 minute time frame for each appointment as best as possible; therefore, if there is anything you know you wish to talk to me about in greater detail I am happy to discuss anything face to face once the children return to school next week, or with a follow up phone call. If for any reason there is any technical/internet difficulties I will resort to telephone appointments,

Many thanks.

 

Let’s make a start with our day……

 

Maths

Today we are going to be looking at short division with remainders. Please watch the teaching video on the website by Mr Graham again before you start your work. Year 5 mathematics – video 22, short division. Again, do the first 15 questions, if you're feeling confident, you can go on to the challenge questions, if you feel you need more practise, continue with the remaining questions.

English

Today you will be planning a character description. I am going to give you the option of who you would like to write about; Bess, the landlord’s daughter, Tim the ostler or the Highwayman himself. You will identify key features of your chosen character and plan to describe them including appearance and personality. Please read through the power-point before you make a start.

Guided reading

For today’s guided reading session I would like you to read chapter 14 of Harry Potter, Norbert the Norwegian Ridgeback.

If you usually work with Mrs Hughes I want you to read chapter 30 from James and the Giant Peach.

Afternoon

For Science this afternoon, you are going to write your fact-file on Galileo using the programme on Purple Mash, you will find the work set under

2-do. Remember to root out your planning notes from last week. Try to make it an interesting read by thinking about varied sentence openers; Amazingly, Surprisingly, Did you know, Another interesting fact…

I can’t wait to see them!

Monday 1st March

 

Good morning year 5,

 I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and you’re all ready to start back refreshed and ready to learn!  We will start our day with a Google Meet at 9.30am to go through the tasks which I would like you to complete today. 

Just to let you know, there will be no Google Meet session tomorrow (Tuesday 2nd March).

Let’s make a start with our day……

 

Maths

This week in Maths we are going to be recapping the written method for short division. The first session this week will be practising division with no remainders. We will go through some examples during our Google meet session.

If you need extra support after the Meet has finished, you can look at Mr Graham’s teaching video on the class page under Year 5 mathematics – video 22, short division.

English

The Highway Man by Alfred Noyes.

Hopefully you will all have read the first part of the poem, if not I have attached it below for you to read. I would also like you to read Part 2 before you start your English work.

This morning, we will be following another Oak Academy video to help us analyse the opening of the poem by exploring the vocabulary used and to practise writing complex sentences using this vocabulary. You will need a pen/pencil and paper whilst you watch the video as there will be opportunities to pause the video to carry out tasks.

 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-analyse-the-opening-of-the-poem-the-highwayman-c4wk6t

Guided reading

For your guided reading today, we are continuing with Harry Potter and I would like you to read Chapter 13, Nicolas Flamel, which I have attached below.  Happy reading.

If you usually work with Mrs Hughes, please read chapter 29 from James and the Giant Peach.

Afternoon tasks

 

On a Monday afternoon, we now have Music and PE.

 

For music this week, we are looking at crochets, quavers and rests. I have attached a power-point below for you to work through and there is also a fun activity, you might wish to try, on the Oak Academy website, the link is below.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/exploring-4-beats-in-a-bar-cgwk2t 

This afternoon, you would also be doing PE.  As usual, if you can go for a walk, a bike ride or you are able to get in the garden and get active please do.  If you are unable to get out, I have put a few suggestions below from YouTube...

 

Joe Wicks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5mREgx5Euw

 

Cosmic Yoga https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

 

Exercise for kids https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_A_HjHZxfI

 

Have fun!!

Friday 26th February

Good morning year 5,

Well done, you have made it to Friday!  After today’s day of work you can have a well-deserved rest over the weekend.  Thank you to everyone who has been logging onto our Google Meets.  It really is so wonderful to see all of your smiling faces every morning ready to work hard every day.  Just a little reminder, please log onto the sessions at 9.25am ready for a 9.30am start.  If you do happen to log on slightly earlier and you cannot physically see me, I am always there.  Please turn your camera off and mute yourself until I switch my camera on and we are ready to start the lesson.

 

Maths

It’s arithmetic today!  You all know what you are doing with your arithmetic so you should be able to easily get on with this. (Remember task 1 is for children who usually work with me and task 2 is for children who usually work with Mrs Hughes).  Good luck!

English

Every Friday, you will be completing a grammar task.  Today we are going to look at identifying and sorting nouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs. We will talk through the power-point during our Google Meet this morning.  If you missed it, make sure you read through the power-point as there will be activities to do throughout it as well as some written exercises.

There is a video you can watch on Oak Academy too, in case you need a quick recap on word classes:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-explore-word-classes-61gp6t?step=1&activity=video 

Guided Reading

You know that on a Friday we always do comprehension in guided reading and so this is going to be the same during your home learning.  You are used to doing comprehension for your guided reading so I don’t think you should have any problems.  I have attached the answers as well so you can check your work once you have finished.

If you work with Mrs Hughes for guided reading, I would like you to write a summary of events from chapter 27 and 28, in less than 50 words. 

Afternoon task

It’s Friday afternoon, and so it is PE.  As I have said previously on PE days, try and take this opportunity to go for a walk or a bike ride or to get active in the garden.  If you are unable to get out, I have put a few suggestions below…

Youtube

Joe Wicks  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5mREgx5Euw  

Cosmic Yoga have lots of fun videos you can follow, with a theme https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga 

Exercise for kids https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_A_HjHZxfI is lots of fun, but you might get a bit out of breath!!

Have fun!!

 

And finally…….

It’s GOLDEN TIME!  Well done you’ve made it to the end of the week and now it is time for some well-deserved Golden Time.  You’ve all definitely earnt it!

Well done on another great home learning week Year 5. I shall see you bright and early, at 9.30am, on Google Meet on Monday morning for our final week of home learning!  Have a fantastic weekend everyone. yes

Thursday 25th February

Good morning year 5,

                                First of all, apologies once again that I couldn’t get the power-point up for maths.

It’s Thursday!  The penultimate day of the week!  I hope everything has been going well with your home learning this week and you’ve got back into the swing of things.  Our Google Meet will take place as usual at 9.30am so I will see many of you then.

 

Now, let’s get down to business…….

                            

Maths

Today we are going to look at multiplying 4 digits by 2 digits. We will go through the power-point during our Meet, (fingers crossed) there is also a video you can watch if you get stuck after the session.

 https://vimeo.com/488667737 

English

It’s Thursday today meaning its spelling test day.  Look back through the class pages to find the spellings you should be tested on this week.  Your new spellings are below and Spelling Shed has been updated so that you can start to learn them ready for next week.

 

Group 1 – bought, thought, afterthought, wrought, ought, fought, thoughtfulness, sought, nought, brought

Group 2 – settle, possible, example, humble, article, battle, adjustable, struggle, terrible, capable

 

On a Thursday in English, we are still going to be doing reading comprehension. There are three levels of challenge for this comprehension.  If you look at the bottom of the sheet, you will find either 1 star, 2 stars or 3 stars (1 star is the easiest progressing to 3 stars which is the most challenging).  Please pick the level of challenge appropriate for you (don’t just go for the easy option!).  The answers are included so you can mark your work once you have completed it.  Please make sure you answer in full sentences.

For example

Question:  What colour was the girls dress?

Answer:  The girls dress was……

Guided reading

For today’s guided reading session, I would like you to put the words that you looked at and found the meanings to yesterday into sentences.  I’d like you to try and write at least 6 sentences.  Make sure the sentences make sense and the words have been used in the correct context.

Your words for this work were bitterly, restless, diversion, lurch, seized, jinx

If you work with Mrs Hughes for guided reading, please complete the questions attached which are based on your reading from chapter 27 and 28.

 

Afternoon activities

This afternoon, you are going to complete Topic and French

 

History

Our topic work this half-term will be history based, looking at the Anglo-Saxons; invaders of Britain back in the AD400s. We will start our topic by looking at when and how they came to Britain and go through the power-point during out Meet. Your task today will involve plotting were the Jutes, Angles and Saxons came from on the map. If you can't print the map out, have a go at sketching it out on paper. After you have completed this, I would like you to answer the following questions:

Who were the Saxons and where did they come from?

How and why did they invade?

Where did they settle?

There is also a challenge for you to complete - just pick 1.

You can also watch this short clip from BBC Bitesize - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zxsbcdm/articles/zq2m6sg 

French

We are continuing with our topic of Daily Routine in French. There are 3 activities for you to complete:

1. Watch the video again to revise daily routine phrases in French. Listen and repeat the phrases.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJoKy5BasLY 

 

2. Listen to the song about daily routine. Listen to the song again and try to write down the order that the lady does things in the song. As a challenge see if you can pick out any other information that she mentions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZaWJQaxbCw&feature=youtu.be<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZaWJQaxbCw&feature=youtu.betten> 

 

3. Describe your own daily routine. This can be completed as a spoken or written activity.

Wednesday 24th February

 

Good morning year 5,

 

                                       I hope you all had a successful day yesterday!  Just a little reminder, please could you not log onto Google Meet until 9.25am to allow me to be the first person in the meeting.

Another, little reminder, we will be doing your spelling test tomorrow so please make sure you spend some time today practising your spellings on spelling shed, if you haven’t already been practising throughout the week.

I have checked spelling shed and the correct assignment has been assigned to you all for this week.  These are the spellings you will be tested on tomorrow:

Group 1 – deceive, conceive, receive, perceive, receipt, protein, caffeine, seize, either, neither

Group 2 – arrival, burial, comical, emotional, national, magical, personal, optional, survival, tropical

 

Now, let’s make a start with our day

Maths

Today we are moving on to multiplying 3 digits by 2 digits. We will work through the power-point during our Google Meet and there is also a link to a video below, in case you need a little bit of extra help after the session.

 https://vimeo.com/488555095  

English 

 

For English, we will be using an Oak Academy video to build our knowledge and understanding of the context of the poem – who were highway men? You will need a pencil/pen and some paper as there will be opportunities for you to pause the video to carry out different activities.

Before you start, I have attached Part 1 of the poem for you to read.

 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-build-knowledge-of-the-historical-context-of-the-poem-the-highwayman-cth36r?step=1&activity=video

Guided Reading

 

In today’s guided reading session you are going to be looking at some of the vocabulary you have come across in your reading this week and find out the meaning of these words.  If you have a dictionary at home, you may use that to look up the words, in the same way we do in class.  If you have not got access to a dictionary use an online dictionary.  Here is a link which you may choose to use.

https://www.dictionary.com/browse/online-dictionary

If you work with Mrs Hughes for guided reading, please complete the questions attached which are all based on your reading from chapter 27 and 28.

Afternoon activities

 

This afternoon we are going to be doing RE and computing.

Computing –  We are going to use espresso coding for our computing lesson.  I would like this to be a ‘recap’ lesson – so before the holidays you looked at speed, direction and co-ordinates.  Using the link below I would like you to complete 2 of the lessons to refresh your skills, ‘Going Off Road and also ‘Debugging:  speed, direction and co-ordinates.’ If you feel you are a debugging expert, try some of the other tasks such as ‘faster or slower’ and ‘sailing the seas’.

Please login to espresso using the link below and the sign in information

https://coding.discoveryeducation.co.uk/block/learn?locale=en-gb#refresher-level-14-5e5d0d06570d8d36569de030

Login details

student22316

abc123

 

RE 

 

 RE today is also a bit of a recap lesson. Before half-term we looked at a variety of different places of worship. Today you will be thinking about the similarities and differences between them. The power-point is attached below. You will need to go back through the class pages to find the relevant power-points to help you with this task.

 

Tuesday 23rd February

 

Good morning year 5,

It was fabulous to see so many of you in our morning online session yesterday.

Let’s make a start with our day……

 

Maths

Today we are going to be looking at multiplying 4 digits by 1 digit. Again, I’m going to ask you to spend 10/15 minute on TimesTable Rockstars as this will support your maths this week. We will go through the power-point during our online session and I will also post a link to a video if you need a little bit more help after our session.

 

https://vimeo.com/486775551

English

 

For English today, we will be looking at key features of a narrative and key features of a poem to find similarities and differences. Remember a narrative is a written account of events. We will go through the power-point during our online session.

Guided reading

For today’s guided reading session I would like you to read chapter 12 of Harry Potter, The Mirror of Erised.

If you usually work with Mrs Hughes I want you to read chapter 28 from James and the Giant Peach.

Afternoon

We are continuing with our science topic, Space, this half-term.

This afternoon, I would like you to carry out some research on Galileo Galilei, with the aim of producing a fact-file on Purple Mash next week. We first came across his name during our work on Round Earth and Flat Earth theories, before the holidays. 

Read through the power-point below before you start, I would suggest, when you are taking notes, to use the sub-headings in the power-point to organise the facts that you find. 

Enjoy!

Monday 22nd February

 

Good morning year 5,

 I hope you all had a wonderful half-term and you’re all ready to start back refreshed and ready to learn!  We will start our day with a Google Meet at 9.30am to go through the tasks which I would like you to complete today. 

Let’s make a start with our day……

 

Maths

This week in Maths we are going to be recapping multiplication, starting with multiplying 3 digits by 1 digit. We will work through the Power-point during our Meet this morning. I would also like you to spend 10/15 minutes on TimeTable RockStars which will support your learning this week. 

I have added the link for the maths video in case you need to go through the power-point again  https://vimeo.com/486775113

English

Our unit of work for this half-term term is going to be based on the poem, The Highway Man by Alfred Noyes. I’m not going to tell you too much about the poem as your first lesson is to make predictions, again, we will go through the power-point during our Meet.

Guided reading

For your guided reading today, we are continuing with Harry Potter and I would like you to read chapter 11 which I have attached below.  Happy reading.

If you usually work with Mrs Hughes, please read chapter 27 from James and the Giant Peach attached below.

Afternoon tasks

On a Monday afternoon, we now have Music and PE.

 

Our music topic this half-term is to use music to expressing feelings and emotions. The first couple of lessons will be focussed on looking at how music is written, work through the power-point on crotchets and quavers (not the crisps) below.  There is also a fun activity you might wish to try, on the Oak Academy website, the link is below:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/understanding-pulse-and-rhythm-chj3cr 

For PE, as usual, if you can go for a walk, a bike ride or you are able to get in the garden and get active please do.  If you are unable to get out, I have put a few suggestions below…

 

Joe Wicks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5mREgx5Euw

 

Cosmic Yoga https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga 

There's even a Harry Potter themed session! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-BS87NTV5I

 

Exercise for Kids https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_A_HjHZxfI - you might get a bit out of breath with this one but it's lots of fun!

Friday 12th February

Good morning year 5,

                                       Well done you have made it to the final day before your well-deserved break over half term.  This also signals my final day working with you as after half term Mrs Butler will officially be taking over all of the online learning. 

This past half term has been a very different one for us all, however I have to say that I feel truly privileged to have been able to have spent more time with you and support you during your home learning.  I am so thoroughly proud of each and everyone one of you for your resilient and self-motivated attitudes that you have all displayed and your dedication to our Google Meet sessions every morning.  I know that at times you will have found working remotely at home very difficult and I’m sure you will have encountered a mixture of emotions (I know I certainly have).  However, please remember that what you are doing is great and I’m sure that it is not just me that is very proud of you, but your parents, Mr Moore, Mrs Butler and all the other members of staff in school.  Keep working hard after half term year 5 - I know you are all capable of great things and remember home learning isn’t going to be happening forever. 

So after today, I will be leaving you in the very capable hands of Mrs Butler.  I know that she cannot wait to meet you all in person and see you all back together in the classroom working hard, striving and achieving well.  Remember, you can now get in touch with Mrs Butler via Purple Mash and so if you would like to send her a message to introduce yourself, send her some of the work you have been completing this term or even just say hello, I know she would very much welcome them.

Take care year 5 and have a wonderful half term break.  You all very much deserve it.                                                           

Maths

It’s arithmetic today!  You all know what you are doing with your arithmetic so you should be able to easily get on with this. (Remember task 1 is for children who usually work with me and task 2 is for children who usually work with Mrs Hughes).  Good luck!

English

Every Friday, we complete a grammar task.  Today we are going to looking at how we can make our writing cohesive.

We will talk through the Powerpoint during our Google Meet this morning.  If you missed it, make sure you have a look through the Powerpoint before you start today’s activity.  The answers are included at the end of the document so you can check your work once you have finished.

Guided Reading

You know that on a Friday we always do comprehension in guided reading.  This week’s questions are based on chapter 9 and I have also attached the answers as well so you can check your work once you have finished.

If you work with Mrs Hughes for guided reading, please complete the questions attached which are all based on your reading from chapter 25 and 26.

Afternoon task

It’s Friday afternoon, and so it is PE.  As I have said previously on PE days, try and take this opportunity to go for a walk or a bike ride or to get active in the garden.  If you are unable to do this, why not try one of Joe Wick’s workouts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvrtftiOOVw

And finally…….

It’s GOLDEN TIME!  Well done you’ve made it to the end of this half term! 

Do something that makes you happy for the next half an hour you all very much deserve it!

 

Take care year 5 and I will see you all at some point in the future.

Thursday  11th February

Good morning year 5,

                                     It is our penultimate day before the half term holidays (which also means your penultimate day with me doing your online learning).  I hope you’ve enjoyed making your games and comics this week in Maths and English.

We will meet as we usually do at 9.30am today.  See you there.

Maths

 Today I would like you to finish making your times table games.  If you finished your game yesterday, write a set of instructions to go along side your game.  Once everything is complete, find someone to play it with (providing someone is available, you may need to wait until the weekend or during the half term holiday for you to have a go at playing your game). Enjoy!

If you feel you have completed all of the above tasks, please feel free to explore this fun online Maths game

 https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zd2f7nb/articles/zn2y7nb

 

English

It’s Thursday today meaning it’s spelling test day.  Look back at yesterday’s home learning to find the spellings you should be tested on this week.  Your new spellings are below and Spelling Shed has been updated so that you can start to learn them.  As it is half term next week, you will not be tested on them until Thursday 25th February so you have two weeks to learn them this week.  Please make sure that you spend 5/10 minutes every day on Spelling Shed practising your spellings and do not leave them until last minute.

Group 1 – deceive, conceive, receive, perceive, receipt, protein, caffeine, seize, either, neither

Group 2 – arrival, burial, comical, emotional, national, magical, personal, optional, survival, tropical

On a Thursday we always complete a reading comprehension and this week is no different.  This week your reading comprehension is about Michael Morpurgo (the author of Kensuke’s Kingdom).  Remember, there are three levels of challenge for this comprehension.  If you look at the bottom of the sheet, you will find either 1 star, 2 stars or 3 stars (1 star is the easiest progressing to 3 stars which is the most challenging).  Please pick the level of challenge appropriate for you (don’t just go for the easy option!).  The answers are included so you can also mark your work once you have completed it.  Please make sure you answer in full sentences.

For example

Question:  What colour was the girls dress?

Answer:  The girls dress was……

Guided reading

For today’s guided reading session, I would like you to put the words that you looked at and found the meanings to yesterday into sentences.  I’d like you to try and write at least 6 sentences.  Make sure the sentences make sense and the words have been used in the correct context.

Your words for this work were:

Extraordinary, gloating, mount, drift, javelin, mingled, wrenched, burly, sneering, embers

If you work with Mrs Hughes for guided reading, please complete the questions attached which are all based on your reading from chapter 25 and 26

Afternoon activities

French

If we were all together in school this week then both in class and French Club we would be looking at French culture and finding out about Mardi Gras. Mrs Hughes has put together the power point below about the annual Mardi Gras Carnival in Nice and a template for a Mardi Gras mask. There are 3 activities for you to complete today:

1. Read through the power point to find out about Mardi Gras.

2. Watch the You Tube video with highlights of the Mardi Gras Carnival 2018.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBBB73HyWFw&feature=youtu.be

3. Design your own Mardi Gras mask or a poster to advertise the next Nice Carnival - 'Roi des Animaux'. If you would like to complete both then please do.

 

Geography

This week you are going to be having a look at the affects rivers have on materials – looking specifically at erosion and deposition.  Work through the Powerpoint and your tasks for today are included at the end (to ensure the video works make sure that your Powerpoint is in slideshow mode to access it, it may take a while to come up – I know it did for me anyway!)

 

Wednesday 10th February

Good morning year 5,

                                        We’re half way through the week, which means just a couple more days until half term!  I will see you all at 9.30am for our Google Meet.  See you there.

                                      

 *Please remember that you will be tested on your spellings tomorrow, so please make sure you spend some time learning them today, if you haven’t already been doing this throughout the week.  Just a reminder, the spellings you will be tested on are:

Group 1 – ancient, science, species, efficient, deficient, glacier, scientists, sufficient, emergencies, inefficient

Group 2 – build, describe, imagine, library, natural, ordinary, promise, recent, suppose, weight

 

Maths

I hope you all enjoyed planning your games yesterday and you have got everything that you need to make your times table games today.  Have fun, be creative and I can’t wait to see the final results (remember I am giving you time tomorrow to continue with these).

 

English

Today I would like you to finish your comic strips.  Remember yesterday I said I want these to be of a high quality as the pictures really need to tell the story.  If you think that you finished your comic strip yesterday and you are happy that it is to a good standard, today in English you can complete a reading task which I have set on Purple Mash.  A new feature of Purple Mash called Serial Mash allows you to read a range of stories online.  I have set you a reading task as a 2do if you are happy that your comic is complete.  Simply log in to Purple Mash and check your 2dos.

 

Guided Reading

In today’s guided reading session you are going to be looking at some of the vocabulary you have come across in chapter 9 of your reading of Harry Potter and the meaning of these words.  If you have a dictionary at home, you may use that to look up the words, in the same way we do in class.  If you have not got access to a dictionary use an online dictionary.  Here is a link which you may choose to use.

https://www.dictionary.com/browse/online-dictionary

If you work with Mrs Hughes for guided reading, please complete the questions attached which are all based on your reading from chapter 25 and 26

 

Afternoon activities

This afternoon we are going to be doing RE and computing.

Computing –  we are going to use espresso coding again for our computing lesson.  We are going to move onto the main lessons this week focussing on speed, direction and co-ordinates.  Use the link below and the login details to log onto Espresso coding and then I would like you to complete 2 of the lessons, ‘Going Off Road and also ‘Debugging:  speed, direction and co-ordinates.’

Please login to espresso using the link below and the sign in information

https://coding.discoveryeducation.co.uk/block/learn?locale=en-gb#refresher-level-14-5e5d0d06570d8d36569de030

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RE

Over this past half term we have been looking at places of worship and today we are going to be looking at the Muslim place of worship, the Mosque.  Work through the Powerpoint reading all the information.  There are 2 tasks for you to complete which are explained on the Powerpoint.

 

 

Tuesday 9th February

Good morning year 5,

                                       I hope you had a great day yesterday and I will see you all at 9.30am for our Google Meet.  See you there.

                                       

Maths

Today you are going to start planning your times table games.  I have attached a planning sheet which we will talk through this morning during our Google Meet.  Be creative with your ideas and I am going to give you Wednesday and Thursday to complete this task so consider the time you have got to make these when planning.  I can’t wait to see your finished results.

 

English

Today in English you are going to start creating your comic strips.  I am going to give you both today and tomorrow to complete this task as I want the result to be high quality, using a combination of high quality pictures (your pictures should be more than what you would do if you were doing a story map when we just do quick sketches), words (remember there will not be an excessive amount of words) and it would also be great if you could colour these as well.  Please do not rush these and make sure your story can be easily understood through the pictures that you use.

I have included some comic templates which you may want to use, however if you would rather make up your own template then that is fine.  

Guided reading

 For today’s guided reading session I would like you to read chapter 10 from Harry Potter.

If you usually work with Mrs Hughes, I want you to continue reading chapter 26 from James and the Giant Peach.

 

Afternoon

Science – In Science we are going to be looking at why day and night occur.  Work through the Powerpoint and your task is explained at the end.  I have also included three useful videos and websites below which I would like you to have a look at before you start today’s work.

Below is a link to a short video that you may find useful from Espresso.

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/video/item1048823/grade2/module1027260/index.html

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Here is another clip which you may find useful

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zkynvcw

and this website is also useful

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkvv4wx/articles/ztdnyrd

Monday 8th February

Good morning year 5,

                                           Welcome to your final week of home learning before you can all have a well-deserved weeks rest over the half term holiday.  You have all worked so incredibly hard this term and I am so proud of how quickly you have all adapted to this new way of learning.  Rest assured, that this situation isn’t going to be forever and as soon as it is safe to do so all of the staff at school cannot wait to welcome you all back (fingers crossed you’ve not got too much longer to wait!)

As it is the final week before half term, I have tried to be more creative with my planning and given you some fun learning activities for Maths and English and so I hope you enjoy them.  Keep working hard this week and I will see you all this morning for our Google Meet at 9.30am.  See you there.                     

Maths

This week for Maths we are going to be making some games to help us (and other people) with learning their times tables.  Before we can begin to make these though, we are going to have a lesson recapping using short multiplication and long multiplication.  We will talk through the methods during our Google Meet this morning and then I want you to have a go at completing the attached activities.  Most of you should be aiming to complete the long multiplication activity but if long multiplication is still a little tricky for you, I have attached a short multiplication sheet.  Remember, don’t just go for the easier option - make sure you are challenging yourself.

I have attached a video below (the voice should be familiar to you) where you can find a teaching video to help you with long multiplication.  Click the link and then scroll down to video 21 Long Multiplication.

https://www.jamesbrindleyprimary.com/year-5-mathematics/

English

This week in English you are going to be creating your own scary stories based on the idea of Alma.  But instead of writing your story you are going to be telling your story in the form of a comic strip.  We will discuss features of a comic strip during our Google Meet this morning and today’s task is going to be to plan your comic story before you start writing it tomorrow.

Guided Reading

I hope you have all enjoyed chapter 7 and 8 of Harry Potter.  For your guided reading today I would like you to read chapter 9 which I have attached below.  Happy reading.

If you usually work with Mrs Hughes, please read chapter 25 from James and the Giant Peach attached below.

Afternoon tasks

On a Monday afternoon, we have D&T and PE.

For your D&T this week you are going to be evaluating your rockets.  I have attached an evaluation sheet which you can complete to tell me how your project went.

 

This afternoon, you would also be doing PE.  Like last Friday’s PE session, if you are able to go for a walk, a bike ride or you are able to get in the garden and get active please do.  If you are unable to get out please complete one of Joe Wick’s workouts.  I have put a link to one of his workouts below

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gZqbK1REVw

Apologies Year 5, the answers for the Guided Reading comprehension are from last week. Please find the correct answer sheet underneath

Friday 5th February

Good morning year 5,

                                       It’s your final day of week 5 of home learning.  Just one more week to go before you can have a very well deserved break over the February half term holiday.  And today it is ‘Dress to Express’ day.  I’m looking forward to seeing you during our Meet (remember if you don’t want to ‘Dress to Express’ you do not have to.  Perhaps bring your work along from yesterday afternoon to share instead).  See you at 9.30am.

                        

Maths

It’s arithmetic today!  You all know what you are doing with your arithmetic so you should be able to easily get on with this. (Remember task 1 is for children who usually work with me and task 2 is for children who usually work with Mrs Hughes).  Good luck!

English

Every Friday, we complete a grammar task.  Today we are going to looking at using brackets, commas and dashes to show parenthesis.

We will talk through the Powerpoint during our Google Meet this morning.  If you missed it, make sure you have a look through the Powerpoint before you start today’s activity.  This answers are included at the end of the document so you can check your work once you have finished.

There is a video you can watch on Espresso and some activities which might help you with your understanding of parenthesis

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/video/item361722/grade2/module305326/collection361842/section361748/index.html

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Guided Reading

You know that on a Friday we always do comprehension in guided reading.  This week’s questions are based on chapter 7 and I have also attached the answers as well so you can check your work once you have finished.

If you work with Mrs Hughes for guided reading, please complete the questions attached which are all based on your reading from chapter 23 and 24.

Afternoon task

It’s Friday afternoon, and so it is PE.  As I have said previously on PE days, try and take this opportunity to go for a walk or a bike ride or to get active in the garden.  If you are unable to do this, why not try one of Joe Wick’s workouts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=Oghd99FTX4c

And finally…….

It’s GOLDEN TIME!  Well done you’ve made it to the end of another week and now it is time for some well-deserved Golden Time.  You’ve all definitely earnt it!

Well done on another fantastic home learning week year 5 and I shall see you bright and early, at 9.30am, on Google Meet on Monday morning.  Have a fantastic weekend everyone.

Thursday  4th February

Good morning year 5,

                                     I hope you had a great day yesterday and I will see you all at 9.30am for our meet.

*Remember, tomorrow during our Google Meet you can dress to express if you want to.  Wear an item of clothing/do you hair in a way that really expresses yourself.  It is completely up to you if you want to join our Meet by dressing to express.                

Maths

 Today we are going to continue our work on line graphs.

We will work through the Powerpoint during our Meet this morning however if you need more help after our session watch the video below to help you.  Like yesterday, your work is from Target Maths.  Pick the most appropriate level for you and again if you are able to it would be useful to print out today’s work.  If not, use the zoom function so you can see the graphs properly.  There is also an extension today if you would like further work.

Read and interpret line graphs.mp4

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English

It’s Thursday today meaning it’s spelling test day.  Look back at yesterday’s home learning to find the spellings you should be tested on this week.  Your new spellings are below and Spelling Shed has been updated so that you can start to learn them ready for next week.  Please make sure that you spend 5/10 minutes every day on Spelling Shed practising your spellings and do not leave them until last minute.

Group 1 – ancient, science, species, efficient, deficient, glacier, scientists, sufficient, emergencies, inefficient

Group 2 – build, describe, imagine, library, natural, ordinary, promise, recent, suppose, weight

On a Thursday we always complete a reading comprehension and this week is no different.  This week your reading comprehension is about Marcus Rashford.  Remember, there are three levels of challenge for this comprehension.  If you look at the bottom of the sheet, you will find either 1 star, 2 stars or 3 stars (1 star is the easiest progressing to 3 stars which is the most challenging).  Please pick the level of challenge appropriate for you (don’t just go for the easy option!).  The answers are included so you can also mark your work once you have completed it.  Please make sure you answer in full sentences.

For example

Question:  What colour was the girls dress?

Answer:  The girls dress was……

Guided reading

For today’s guided reading session, I would like you to put the words that you looked at and found the meanings to yesterday into sentences.  I’d like you to try and write at least 6 sentences.  Make sure the sentences make sense and the words have been used in the correct context.

Your words for this work were:

Drone, ceremony, jolt, mutely, bewitched, quick witted, amid, craning, turban, airily

 

If you work with Mrs Hughes for guided reading, please complete the questions attached which are all based on your reading from chapter 21 and 22

Afternoon activities

French

In French, we are going to be moving onto looking at our daily routine (don’t worry you will revisit the weather again at a later date).

You have 2 activities to complete today:

1. Watch the video from the French games website introducing daily routine phrases in French. Watch several times and listen and repeat:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJoKy5BasLY

 

2. Watch the video from the BBC Teach website. See how many of the French daily routine phrases you can hear. Can you write down the order Ulysse does things and as a challenge the times?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/french-ks2-modern-routines/zjynvk7

 

Children’s Mental Health Week Activity

As I mentioned at the beginning of the week.  Tomorrow for our ‘Google Meet’ we are going to have a ‘Dress to Express’ theme.  Now, I know that some of you may not have the clothes or accessories available to you at home that would really express yourself, so for this afternoon’s activity you are going to draw a picture of yourself dressing to express you as a person.  Think about your clothing, hair style, shoes, and accessories.  Remember there is no right or wrong answer for an activity like this so if expressing yourself would mean wearing a colourful mohican wig then by all means draw yourself like that.  Be creative and I look forward to seeing your picture.  Bring them along to our Meet tomorrow if you would like to share them.

Wednesday 3rd February

Good morning year 5,

                                       I hope you had a great day yesterday and you are ready for another day of home learning.  I’m looking forward to seeing you all today for our Google Meet at 9.30am.  Remember, please do not log on until about 9.25am.

Let’s make a start with today!

 *Please remember that you will be tested on your spellings tomorrow, so please make sure you spend some time learning them today, if you haven’t already been doing this throughout the week.  Just a reminder, the spellings you will be tested on are:

Group 1 – amateur, ancient, awkward, criticise, excellent, foreign, pronunciation, symbol, yacht, equipment

Group 2 – grate, great, groan, grown, main, mane, meat, meet, missed, mist

 

Maths

Today we are going to be looking at line graphs

We will work through the Powerpoint during our Meet this morning, however I have included a video below if you need a little bit more help after our session.  Your work today is from target Maths so pick the appropriate level for you A, B or C.  It may be useful to print out the graphs so you can have them physically in front of you.  If you can’t, use the zoom in function on your computers to help you get a better look at the graphs if you need to.

I have again included an extension today, if you wish to complete it.

 

Introducing line graphs.mp4

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English

Today we are going to be putting the whole story of Alma together and re-drafting and editing it in the process.

I want you to think carefully about all of these elements in your re-draft:

  • Have I used ambitious vocabulary?
  • Have I punctuated my writing correctly?
  • Full stops and capital letter
  • Commas after fronted adverbials
  • Question marks after a question
  • Is my writing consistently written in past tense?
  • Are all my sentences grammatically correct?
  • Is my spelling correct?
  • Have a showed thoughts and feelings rather than telling them?
  • Have I used short sentences to build tension?
  • Have I varied my sentence starters?

Remember when re-drafting you are not just copying your work out neatly, you are making improvements to make your work even better.

 

Guided Reading

In today’s guided reading session you are going to be looking at some of the vocabulary you have come across in chapter 7 of your reading of Harry Potter and the meaning of these words.  If you have a dictionary at home, you may use that to look up the words, in the same way we do in class.  If you have not got access to a dictionary use an online dictionary.  Here is a link which you may choose to use.

https://www.dictionary.com/browse/online-dictionary

If you work with Mrs Hughes for guided reading, please complete the questions attached which are all based on your reading from chapter 23 and 24

 

Afternoon activities

This afternoon we are going to be doing some work on childrens mental health week and computing.

Computing –  we are going to use espresso coding again for our computing lesson.  We are going to move onto the main lessons this week focussing on speed, direction and co-ordinates.  Use the link below and the login details to log onto Espresso coding and then I would like you to complete 2 of the lessons, ‘Sailing the Seas’ and also ‘Parachuting Cows’.

Please login to espresso using the link below and the sign in information

https://coding.discoveryeducation.co.uk/block/learn?locale=en-gb#refresher-level-14-5e5d0d06570d8d36569de030

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Children’s Mental Health Week

Another way we can express ourselves is through art.  Follow the link and have a go at this activity.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STdJ__8ORyE&feature=youtu.be

 

Tuesday 2nd February

Good morning year 5,

                                        I hope you had a great day yesterday despite our technical issues with our Google Meet yesterday morning.  I do apologise for this however hopefully everything will work fine for our 9.30am meeting this morning.  Remember, there is no need to log into the meeting early so please make sure that you do not log into the meeting until 5 minutes before

 Let’s make a start with our day……

Maths

Today you are going to carry out an investigation. I would like you to collect some data and then present it in a graph.

We will talk through this during our Google Meet this morning and I have included an example in my Powerpoint.

English

Today you are going to be writing what happens next in Alma.  I want this piece of writing to start off from where you ‘ending’ your writing last week (from where Alma was in the doll and the new doll appeared in the window). 

We will work through the Powerpoint during our Google Meet this morning and discuss ideas to help anyone who may be struggling with an idea.

Guided reading

 For today’s guided reading session I would like you to read chapter 8 from Harry Potter.

If you usually work with Mrs Hughes, I want you to continue reading chapter 24 from James and the Giant Peach.

Afternoon

Science – this afternoon we are going to be looking at phases on the moon.  Read through the Powerpoint carefully and then there are two activities you can choose from (you do not need to complete both activities). 

Below is a link to a short video that you may also find useful on Espresso.*

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/video/item1048812/grade2/module1027260/index.html

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Children’s Mental Health Activity

A great way of being creative and expressing yourself is through Music.

Watch the clip below about different forms of music and how they make us feel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sELz0aCx9Lw

Once you have listened to this piece, think about music that you like and think about how it makes you feel when you listen to it.

Choose 3 songs which you like.  Explain why you like them and how they make you feel.

 

Monday 1st February

** Unfortunately year 5, due to a technical issue our Google Meet is unable to go ahead this morning.  All the work for today is below, and I think you should be fine to get on with it all without my input today.    Look carefully through the Powerpoints and there is also a video available for Maths which you can have a look at.  Fingers crossed everything is back to normal tomorrow and I shall see you at our usual time of 9.30am.

Good morning year 5,

                                      I hope you have had a lovely weekend.  This week is a themed week (like when we have anti bullying week or book week).  This week is Children’s Mental Health Week.  The theme this year is ‘Express yourself’ and the week is being kicked started with a virtual assembly which is taking place at 9am.   This is a national assembly and not just exclusive to our school.

If you would like to join the assembly please do so using the link below.  Here is the link:

 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/assemblies/childrens-mental-health-week-2021 

 

To ensure that everyone who wants to take part in the assembly is able to, we are going to push back our Meet time to 10 o’clock (I’m not too sure on the timings of the assembly but hopefully it will be finished by then).  I hope this is ok with everyone!  During this Meet we will discuss the theme of this week and some of our afternoon activities will be based on the theme, ‘Express Yourself’.  I hope you’re looking forward to it.

Each day there will be an activity relating to the theme of our week – I hope you enjoy them and enjoy really expressing yourselves.

*A little pre warning - On Friday for our Meet we are going to have a ‘Dress to Express’ live lesson.  So please feel free to come along to our Meeting wearing an outfit to really reflect your personality or perhaps doing your hair to help express yourself.  If you’d rather not dress up, don’t worry as one of our sessions this week will be designing an outfit to express yourself so you can always share that.

                               

Maths

Over the next 2 weeks we are going to be focussing on statistics and today we are going to do some recap work on reading tables, pictograms and bar graphs.

I will go through the Powerpoint during our Meet this morning, however if you need to go over anything again have a look at the video below.  As this should be revision for most of you, I have only set one task today however there is also an extension, should you wish to complete further work.

Interpret charts.mp4

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English

We are going to continue with our work on Alma this week.

Here is the link to remind yourself of the film

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aw0uORumRts

Today we are going to start thinking about what happens next after Alma is ‘sucked’ into the doll.  You are going to make a plan of what you think happens next before you start writing tomorrow.  Be creative with your ideas!

 I can’t wait to see some of the ideas you have come up with.  We will work through the Powerpoint during our Google Meet this morning and we will discuss some of your ideas tomorrow during our Google Meet session.

Guided Reading

I hope you have all enjoyed chapter 5 and 6 of Harry Potter.  For your guided reading today I would like you to read chapter 7 which I have attached below.  Happy reading.

 

If you usually work with Mrs Hughes, please read chapter 23 from James and the Giant Peach attached below.

Afternoon tasks

On a Monday afternoon, we have D&T and PE.

For your D&T this week you are going to be completing your rockets that you started making last week.  If you have finished them, is there anything you could add to or improve to make your rocket even better?

 

This afternoon, you would also be doing PE.  Like last Friday’s PE session, if you are able to go for a walk, a bike ride or you are able to get in the garden and get active please do.  If you are unable to get out please complete one of Joe Wick’s workouts.  I have put a link to one of his workouts below

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VHkFJ8nqPw

 

Friday 29th  January

Good morning year 5,

                                     It’s Friday (and the last Friday in January at that!)  Well done for another successful week of home learning!  Enjoy your weekend and have a well-deserved break!

                        

*Just a little reminder, you will be continuing with making your rockets next Monday so please make sure you have all the resources you need to complete your rockets on Monday.

Let’s make a start with today’s work.

Maths

It’s arithmetic today!  You all know what you are doing with your arithmetic so you should be able to easily get on with this. (Remember task 1 is for children who usually work with me and task 2 is for children who usually work with Mrs Hughes).  Good luck!

 

English

Every Friday, we complete a grammar task.  Today we are going to look at the use of relative pronouns.

We will talk through the Powerpoint during our Google Meet this morning.  If you missed it, make sure you have a look through the Powerpoint before you start today’s activity.  This answers are included at the end of the document so you can check your work once you have finished.

There is a video you can watch on Espresso and some activities which might help you with your understand of relative pronouns:

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/video/item361706/grade2/module305322/collection361826/section361765/index.html

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Guided Reading

You know that on a Friday we always do comprehension in guided reading and so this is going to be the same during your home learning, see below for the questions.  I have also attached the answers as well so you can check your work once you have finished.

 

If you work with Mrs Hughes for guided reading, please complete the questions attached which are all based on your reading from chapter 21 and 22.

Afternoon task

It’s Friday afternoon, and so it is PE.  As I have said previously on PE days, try and take this opportunity to go for a walk or a bike ride or to get active in the garden.  If you are unable to do this, why not try one of Joe Wick’s workouts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=slWSKoIP3vc

And finally…….

It’s GOLDEN TIME!  Well done you’ve made it to the end of the week and now it is time for some well-deserved Golden Time.  You’ve all definitely earnt it!

Well done on another fantastic home learning week year 5 and I shall see you bright and early, at 9.30am, on Google Meet on Monday morning.  Have a fantastic weekend everyone.

 

 

 

Thursday  28th January

Good morning year 5,

                                       Thank you to all of those children who have sent me their Alma stories through Purple Mash.  I really enjoyed reading them and I can’t wait to see what you come up with next     week when we are writing our own endings!  If you’ve not sent me yours, please do!  It is always great to read your wonderful writing. As always, we will be meeting at 9.30 for our Google Meet so I will look forward to seeing many of you then!

                            

Maths

 We are going to continue with our work on area today and move on to look at more irregular shapes.  We will work through the Powerpoint during our Meet this morning however if you need any extra support, watch the video below to help you. There is just one level of challenge today (answers are provided at the end) and there is also an extension activity for those of you who wish to complete it.

Area of irregular shapes.mp4

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English

It’s Thursday today meaning it’s spelling test day.  Look back at yesterday’s home learning to find the spellings you should be tested on this week.  Your new spellings are below and Spelling Shed has been updated so that you can start to learn them ready for next week.  Please make sure that you spend 5/10 minutes every day on Spelling Shed practising your spellings and do not leave them until last minute.

Group 1 – amateur, ancient, awkward, criticise, excellent, foreign, pronunciation, symbol, yacht, equipment

Group 2 – grate, great, groan, grown, main, mane, meat, meet, missed, mist

On a Thursday we always complete a reading comprehension and this week is no different.  Remember, there are three levels of challenge for this comprehension.  If you look at the bottom of the sheet, you will find either 1 star, 2 stars or 3 stars (1 star is the easiest progressing to 3 stars which is the most challenging).  Please pick the level of challenge appropriate for you (don’t just go for the easy option!).  The answers are included so you can also mark your work once you have completed it.  Please make sure you answer in full sentences.

For example

Question:  What colour was the girls dress?

Answer:  The girls dress was……

Guided reading

For today’s guided reading session, I would like you to put the words that you looked at and found the meanings to yesterday into sentences.  I’d like you to try and write at least 6 sentences.  Make sure the sentences make sense and the words have been used in the correct context.

Your words for this work were:

Savaging, gleamed, clambered, halt, babble, quivered, plump, apothecary, burnish, vault

 

If you work with Mrs Hughes for guided reading, please complete the questions attached which are all based on your reading from chapter 21 and 22

Afternoon activities

This afternoon, you are going to complete topic and French.

Topic – for our topic work today you are going to be looking at the climate around the world.  The Powerpoint today is quite long and there is quite a lot of reading but hopefully you find it all very interesting.  If you are able to print out the map below, great.  If you do not have a printer and you can’t print it out, I have given an alternative activity that you could do where you will not need to print anything out.

French

We are going to be continuing work on the weather this week and to start off Mrs Hughes has found some games for you to have a go at to practise your weather phrases:

https://www.french-games.net/frenchgames/four-in-a-row?topic=World%20-%20weather&level=primary

 

https://www.french-games.net/frenchgames/sow-grow?topic=World%20-%20weather&level=primary

 

https://www.french-games.net/frenchgames/spelling-game?topic=World%20-%20weather&level=primary

Once you have done this, have a look at the Powerpoint to refresh your memory of weather phrases and then you can have a go at the reading activity attached.

Enjoy!

Wednesday 27th January

Good morning year 5,

                                       I hope you managed ok yesterday.  I’m not too sure what happened during the Google Meet yesterday morning and I do apologise that I appeared to have disappeared and unfortunately I couldn’t get back into the meeting.  Hopefully, today we should be fine and I will look forward to seeing you all at 9.30.

*Please remember that you will be tested on your spellings tomorrow, so please make sure you spend some time learning them today, if you haven’t already been doing this throughout the week.  Just a reminder, the spellings you will be tested on are:

Group 1 – doubt, island, lamb, solemn, thistle, autumn, build, receipt, ascend, disciple

Group 2 – calmly, exactly, deadly, bravely, boldly, gladly, deeply, clearly, hourly, quickly

Maths

Today we are going to look at finding the area of compound shapes.  This can be a little tricky, however as long of you are methodical you should easily be able to use your skills of finding the area to help you find the answers.  We will work through the Powerpoint during our Meet this morning however if you need more help after our session watch the video below to help you.  There are 3 levels of challenge today so make sure you pick the appropriate challenge for you.

Area of compound shapes.mp4

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English

Today we are going to write our ‘ending’.  I have written ending in quotation marks as it isn’t quite the end as we’ve been left on a bit of a cliff hanger.  We will work through the Powerpoint during our Meet this morning and you can revisit it during your work this morning.

Here is the link to remind yourself of the film

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aw0uORumRts

 

Guided Reading

In today’s guided reading session you are going to be looking at some of the vocabulary you have come across in your reading of Harry Potter and the meaning of these words.  If you have a dictionary at home, you may use that to look up the words, in the same way we do in class.  If you have not got access to a dictionary use an online dictionary.  Here is a link which you may choose to use.

https://www.dictionary.com/browse/online-dictionary

 

If you work with Mrs Hughes for guided reading, please complete the questions attached which are all based on your reading from chapter 21 and 22

 

Afternoon activities

This afternoon we are going to be doing RE and computing.

Computing –  we are going to use espresso coding again for our computing lesson.  We are going to move onto the main lessons this week focussing on speed, direction and co-ordinates.  Use the link below and the login details to log onto Espresso coding and then I would like you to complete 2 of the lessons, ‘Faster and Slower’ and also ‘Speedy simulation’

Please login to espresso using the link below and the sign in information

https://coding.discoveryeducation.co.uk/block/learn?locale=en-gb#refresher-level-14-5e5d0d06570d8d36569de030

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RE – In RE this week we are going to be focusing on the Jewish place of worship, the Synagogue.  Work through the Powerpoint carefully reading the information and watching the video from the link provided.  There are two tasks included in the Powerpoint today so make sure you find these and complete these tasks. 

Tuesday 26th January

Good morning year 5,

                                        I hope you had a great day yesterday!

 

* I do apologise about our Meet this morning.  I am not too sure what happened.  Mine seemed to just go off and I was unable to re-join.  Despite our technical problems, we did manage to go through all the Maths so hopefully you should be ok with that work.  I know we were just going through the English.  Today's task is to write the next part from Alma.  On the Powerpoint is an example for you to have a look at.  Make sure you read this so you know the expectation of your writing today.  We are also doing Science today.  The Powerpoint is quite self explanatory and so I am sure you should be able to get on with this without my input.  Again, I'm sorry about this problem and hopefully everything will be back to normal tomorrow.

 

 Let’s make a start with our day……

Maths

We are going to continue our work on area today and we are going to focus on calculating the area of rectangles.  We will work through the Powerpoint during our Meet this morning, however I have included a video below if you need a little bit more help after our session.  Your work today is from target Maths so choose the appropriate challenge for yourself.  The activities say to find the area and perimeter of the rectangles however I am happy for you to just work on finding the area (if you want to find the perimeter though, by all means do!)  As you get to number 5-10 on sections A and B you may wish to draw out that rectangles if that helps you.  With the table on c you may also find it useful to draw out the rectangles if it will help you.  I have again included an extension today, if you wish to complete it.

Area of rectangles.mp4

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English

We are going to continue writing the story of Alma and today we are going to write the middle.  We will work through the Powerpoint during our Meet this morning and I have attached it below in case there is anything you want to refer back to.

Here is the link to remind yourself of the film

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aw0uORumRts

 

Guided reading

 For today’s guided reading session I would like you to read chapter 6 from Harry Potter.

 

If you usually work with Mrs Hughes, I want you to continue reading chapter 22 from James and the Giant Peach.

 

Afternoon

Science – for our Science lesson today we are going to be looking at the movements of the planets in our solar system.  Work through the Powerpoint carefully reading all of the information and using the links to the videos and then complete the task set  (there are 2 tasks for you to have a go at completing today).

 

 

Monday 25th January

Good morning year 5,

                                     I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and you managed to get outside for some fresh air.  I had a lot of snow this weekend and so I made a snowman and went for a lovely wintry walk – I hope you had fun in the snow if you had any.   

We’re going to start our day as we always do with our Google Meet at 9.30am.  See you all there!

Maths

This week in Maths we are going to look at finding the area of shapes.  We are going to keep it quite simple today and we are just going to look at finding the area by counting the squares.  I will go through the Powerpoint during our Meet this morning, however if you need to go over anything again have a look at the video below.  I have only set one task today however there is also an extension, should you wish to complete further work.

Counting squares.mp4

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English

We are going to continue writing the story of Alma and today we are going to write the middle.  We will work through the Powerpoint during our Meet this morning and I have attached it below in case there is anything you want to refer back to.

Here is the link to remind yourself of the film

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aw0uORumRts

 

English

We are going to continue with our work on Alma this week.

Here is the link to remind yourself of the film

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aw0uORumRts

Today we are going to start thinking about writing the story and we are going to plan and write the opening.  We will work through the Powerpoint during our Meet this morning and I have attached it below so you can refer back to the examples that we looked at together.

Guided Reading

I hope you have all enjoyed chapter 3 and 4 of Harry Potter (particularly those children who have never read it before).  For your guided reading today I would like you to read chapter 5 which I have attached below.  Happy reading.

 

If you usually work with Mrs Hughes, please read chapter 21 from James and the Giant Peach attached below.

 

Afternoon tasks

On a Monday afternoon, we have D&T and PE.

For your D&T this week you are going to begin to make your rockets that you designed last week.  This is going to be a 2 week project so please do not feel that you need to have everything finished today.  Have fun and I can’t wait to see you finished work!

 

This afternoon, you would also be doing PE.  Like last Friday’s PE session, if you are able to go for a walk, a bike ride or you are able to get in the garden and get active please do.  If you are unable to get out please complete one of Joe Wick’s workouts.  I have put a link to one of his workouts below

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=hozv0a23eKk

Friday 22nd January

Good morning year 5,

                                     Well done you have all made it to the end of another week of home learning.  You are all doing so well and fingers crossed it won’t be too many more weeks until you can all return to the classroom. 

                Make sure you take some time over the weekend to get outside (fingers crossed the weather is better for this weekend) and enjoy a nice walk or bike ride with your family.  I know there are very few reasons for why you should leave your house at the minute, however, getting outside and getting some fresh air and exercise is good for our health and well-being.  So if you can, safely following all of the government advice, enjoy an hour outside exploring nature.

 

*Just a little reminder, we are going to start making our rockets on Monday so if you haven't already got all your resources together, make sure you have these for Monday. 

This is going to be a 2 week project.

 

Now, let’s make a start with today’s work.

Maths

It’s arithmetic today!  You all know what you are doing with your arithmetic so you should be able to easily get on with this. (Remember task 1 is for children who usually work with me and task 2 is for children who usually work with Mrs Hughes).  Good luck!

English

Every Friday, you will be completing a grammar task.  Today we are going to look at adverbials.  We will talk through the Powerpoint during our Google Meet this morning.  If you missed it, make sure you have a look through the Powerpoint before you start today’s activity.  This answers are included at the end of the document so you can check your work once you have finished.

 

Guided Reading

You know that on a Friday we always do comprehension in guided reading and so this is going to be the same during your home learning.  The comprehension this week is based on chapter 2 from Harry Potter, so please revisit and re read this chapter if you need to.  I have attached a copy of it below. I have also attached the answers as well so you can check your work once you have finished.

 

If you work with Mrs Hughes for guided reading, please complete the questions attached which are all based on your reading from chapter 19 and 20.

Afternoon task

It’s Friday afternoon, and so it is PE.  As I have said previously on PE days, try and take this opportunity to go for a walk or a bike ride or to get active in the garden.  If you are unable to do this, why not try one of Joe Wick’s workouts (he has now started doing online workouts on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  Here is one of his latest workouts.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hozv0a23eKk&t=13s

And finally…….

It’s GOLDEN TIME!  Well done you’ve made it to the end of the week and now it is time for some well-deserved Golden Time.  You’ve all definitely earnt it!

Well done on another fantastic home learning week year 5 and I shall see you bright and early, at 9.30am, on Google Meet on Monday morning.  Have a fantastic weekend everyone.

 

Thursday  21st January

Good morning year 5,

                                       I hope you are all doing well and working as hard as you possibly can.  Remember, if you are having any problems, please make sure you contact me on Purple Mash and I will support you in the best way I can.  As always, we will be starting our morning with a Meet and so I shall see most of you at 9.30am.

                            

Maths

 Today in Maths we are going to continue to find the perimeter but today we are going to look at compound shapes.  We will work through the Powerpoint during our Google Meet this morning, however should you need further help after our session, I have uploaded a video which will help you.  There are three levels of challenge today.  Pick the most appropriate for you.  I have also added an extension, should you choose to complete further work.

Perimeter of rectilinear shapes.mp4

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English

It’s Thursday today meaning it’s spelling test day.  Look back at yesterday’s home learning to find the spellings you should be tested on this week.  Your new spellings are below and Spelling Shed has been updated so that you can start to learn them ready for next week.  Please make sure that you spend 5/10 minutes every day on Spelling Shed practising your spellings and do not leave them until last minute.

Group 1 – doubt, island, lamb, solemn, thistle, autumn, build, receipt, ascend, disciple

Group 2 – calmly, exactly, deadly, bravely, boldly, gladly, deeply, clearly, hourly, quickly

As I told you last week, on a Thursday we are going to be doing reading comprehension.  Remember, there are three levels of challenge for this comprehension.  If you look at the bottom of the sheet, you will find either 1 star, 2 stars or 3 stars (1 star is the easiest progressing to 3 stars which is the most challenging).  Please pick the level of challenge appropriate for you (don’t just go for the easy option!).  The answers are included so you can also mark your work once you have completed it.  Please make sure you answer in full sentences.

For example

Question:  What colour was the girls dress?

Answer:  The girls dress was……

 

Guided reading

For today’s guided reading session, I would like you to put the words that you looked at and found the meanings to yesterday into sentences.  I’d like you to try and write at least 6 sentences.  Make sure the sentences make sense and the words have been used in the correct context.

Your words for this work were

Rapped, snarled, frantically, revolting, intently, vigorously, forbidden, furiously, merrily

If you work with Mrs Hughes for guided reading, please complete the questions attached which are all based on your reading from chapter 19 and 20

 

Afternoon activities

This afternoon, you are going to complete topic and French.

In topic we are going to finding out more about the North West of England where we all live.  Work through the Powerpoint and your task is included on the Powerpoint.

 

French

To further practise our weather phrases, you have 2 listening activities to complete today:

  1. A conversation about the weather.  Listen to carefully to activity 1 and write down any weather phrases that you hear.  As a challenge could you try to write down the season or country too?
  2.  A conversation about the weather in 2 different countries. Listen carefully to activity 2 and you should try to write down the name of the country and 3 types of weather mentioned for each country.

Listen to the sound files several times and if you need to use the transcript to help you.

activity 1.mp3

activity 2.mp3

Wednesday 20th January

Good morning year 5,

                                       It’s hump day so that means that we have made it half way through the week.  Well done on all your hard work this week. I know at times it can be difficult to keep motivated when you are working at home.  If you find yourself struggling to concentrate or stay focussed on a task, take a short break, if possible try and get some fresh air, and return to the task after your break.  We all need a break every now and then, just like we do at school, so do make sure that you are giving yourself some breaks. 

           As always, we will be meeting at 9.30am on Google Meet – see you there!

 

*Please remember that you will be tested on your spellings tomorrow, so please make sure you spend some time learning them today, if you haven’t already been doing this throughout the week.  Just a reminder, the spellings you will be tested on are:

Group 1 – knight, wreckage, writer, knowledge, knuckle, wreath, pterodactyl, mnemonic, wrestler, knife

Group 2 – obey, prey, convey, survey, grey, osprey, disobey, they, surveyor, conveyor       

            

Maths

I hope you have enjoyed being more practical with your Maths lesson these past two days.  Over the next two days we are going to be looking at finding the perimeter of shapes.  We are going to work through the Powerpoint attached during our Google Meet.  If you need something to refer to after our session I have uploaded a video which you can look at to help you with your work.  There are two levels of challenge today.  One which involves finding the perimeter of basic rectangles by adding up all the sides.  The other is slightly trickier, finding the missing side length when you know the perimeter.  Pick the correct level of challenge for you.  I have also given an extension task, should you wish to complete further work.

Perimeter of rectangles.mp4

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English

This morning in English we are going to looking at the key events from Alma and creating our own story maps.  We will work through the Powerpoint together during our Meet and your task is explained in more detail on the Powerpoint.

 

Here is the link for Alma if you need to re-watch it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irbFBgI0jhM

Guided Reading

In today’s guided reading session you are going to be looking at some of the vocabulary you have come across in your reading of Harry Potter and the meaning of these words.  The vocabulary has been taken from chapter 2, so you may want to revisit this chapter.  Answers have been provided on page 2 so only scroll down to this page once you have completed the task.   If you have a dictionary at home, you may use that to look up the words, in the same way we do in class.  If you have not got access to a dictionary use an online dictionary.  Here is a link which you may choose to use.

https://www.dictionary.com/browse/online-dictionary

 

 

If you work with Mrs Hughes for guided reading, please complete the questions attached which are all based on your reading from chapter 19 and 20 (you may need to use the link above to the online dictionary).

Afternoon activities

This afternoon we are going to be doing RE and computing.

Computing –  we are going to use espresso coding again for our computing lesson.

Please login to espresso using the link below and the sign in information

https://coding.discoveryeducation.co.uk/block/learn?locale=en-gb#refresher-level-14-5e5d0d06570d8d36569de030

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Once you have logged in, I want you to complete the level 5 refresher levels 3 and 4.  Enjoy!

 

RE – today we are going to be looking at the Hindu place of worship.  Work though the Powerpoint carefully and there are 3 tasks for you to complete so make sure you take note of them as you are working through the Powerpoint.

Tuesday 19th January

Good morning year 5,

                                      I hope you all had a great day yesterday!  We will start our day with our usual meeting at 9.30am.  See you there.                                    

Let’s make a start with our day……

Maths

Today you are going to carry on with your practical investigations.  I hope you enjoyed investigating in yesterday’s lesson!  Remember, if you want to share any of your pictures with me, please do so via Purple Mash.  (Revisit yesterday’s Maths session for a copy of all the practical investigations).

 

English

We will work through the Powerpoint during our Google Meet and your task for today is included on the Powerpoint.

Guided reading

 For today’s guided reading session I would like you to read chapter 4 from Harry Potter.

If you usually work with Mrs Hughes, I want you to continue reading chapter 20 from James and the Giant Peach.

Afternoon

Science – today in Science we are going to be looking at the planets in the Solar System.  Work through the Powerpoint and today’s task is included as part of the Powerpoint.  I have also attached a link below to a video which you may like to watch about our solar system.

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/video/item1048836/grade2/module1027260/index.html

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Monday 18th January

Good morning year 5,

                                       I hope you have had a lovely weekend and you have managed to get outside for some fresh air at some point.  We’re onto our third week of remote learning now so hopefully by now you are have all got to grips with this new way of working.  Like we have started every morning, we will be having a Meet this morning at 9.30am and I’m looking forward to seeing you all.  Remember, you do not need to log on until 9.25am.  If you are slightly early, just turn off your camera and mute yourself until I am ready and on camera.

Let’s make a start with our day……

Maths

As I explained last week, for our Maths today and tomorrow, I want to do some more practical activities to help with your understanding of measures.  I posted the document which contains 9 different practical activities last week and I have posted it again below (along with some recording sheets which you may choose to use for some stated activities).  I don’t expect you to complete them all, however maybe pick 2 you could complete today and 2 you could complete tomorrow.  I have listed the resources you will need for each activity (hopefully, you got these all sorted over the weekend).

Please note, that for some of these activities (particularly activity 1 and 9) you WILL need an adult to help.  If parents in your house are working, please make sure you pick the activities which you can complete independently – DO NOT ATTEMPT THE ACTIVITIES WHERE I HAVE STATED YOU WILL NEED AN ADULT SUPERVISING BY YOURSELF!

Have fun with measures and please feel free to send me pictures via Purple Mash so I can see what you have all been up to.

English

We are going to continue with our work on Alma this week.  I have posted the clip again below so you can revisit it if you need to.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irbFBgI0jhM

We will work through the Powerpoint during our Google Meet and your task for today is included on the Powerpoint.

For your planning task, please be ambitious with your word choices and don't just go for the obvious.  Use an online thesaurus to help improve your word choices (I've added a link below).  

https://www.thesaurus.com/ 

 

Guided Reading

I hope you have all enjoyed chapter 1 and 2 of Harry Potter (particularly those children who have never read it before).  For your guided reading today I would like you to read chapter 3 which I have attached below.  Happy reading.

If you usually work with Mrs Hughes, please read chapter 19 from James and the Giant Peach attached below.

 

Afternoon tasks

On a Monday afternoon, we have D&T and PE.

For your D&T you are going to be designing a space rocket, which you will start to make next week.  Consider carefully the research that you completed last week about features of a space rocket and make sure these are included in your design.  Think carefully about the equipment that you are going to need to build your rocket and make sure that you begin to collect these this week so that you will be ready to start making your rocket next week.

I have attached a design sheet below which you can use if you wish to, to help with your design.

 

This afternoon, you would also be doing PE.  Like last Friday’s PE session, if you are able to go for a walk, a bike ride or you are able to get in the garden and get active please do.  If you are unable to get out please complete one of Joe Wick’s workouts.  I have put a link to one of his workouts below

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0k6XqfFEUo

Friday 15th January

Good morning year 5,

                                      Well done, you have made it to Friday!  After today’s day of work you can have a well-deserved rest over the weekend.  Thank you to everyone who has been logging onto our Google Meets.  It really is so wonderful to see all of your smiling faces every morning ready to work hard every day.  Just a little reminder, please log onto the sessions at 9.25am ready for a 9.30am start.  If you do happen to log on slightly earlier and you cannot physically see me, I am always there.  Please turn your camera off and mute yourself until I switch my camera on and we are ready to start the lesson. 

 

*Just a little reminder.  I did say at the beginning of the week that we are going to be doing some more practical measures activities next week and you will require some equipment for these lessons.  I have attached the activities that I would like you to have a go at next week for your Maths sessions on Monday and Tuesday.  I do not expect you to complete all of them, just pick a couple which you think you would be able to complete (for some of them you will need help from an adult, so just bear in mind if your parents are working that they may not be able to help you so pick some of the activities which you can complete independently).

  I have put this up today so that you can make sure you have all the resources you need ready for Monday and Tuesday.

Let’s make a start with today’s work.

 

Maths

It’s arithmetic today!  You all know what you are doing with your arithmetic so you should be able to easily get on with this. (Remember task 1 is for children who usually work with me and task 2 is for children who usually work with Mrs Hughes).  Good luck!

 

English

Every Friday, you will be completing a grammar task.  Today we are going to look at noun phrases.  We will talk through the Powerpoint during our Google Meet this morning.  If you missed it, make sure you have a look through the Powerpoint before you start today’s activity.  This answers are included at the end of the document (on page 3) so you can check your work once you have finished.

There is a video you can watch on Espresso and some activities which might help you before you start today’s work.

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/video/item366761/grade2/module305322/collection366627/section367910/index.html

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abc123

Guided Reading

You know that on a Friday we always do comprehension in guided reading and so this is going to be the same during your home learning.  You are used to doing comprehension for your guided reading so I don’t think you should have any problems.  I have attached the answers as well so you can check your work once you have finished.

 

If you work with Mrs Hughes for guided reading, please complete the questions attached which are all based on your reading from chapter 17 and 18.

Afternoon task

It’s Friday afternoon, and so it is PE.  As I have said previously on PE days, try and take this opportunity to go for a walk or a bike ride or to get active in the garden.  If you are unable to do this, why not try one of Joe Wick’s workouts (he has now started doing online workouts on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  Here is one of his latest workouts.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnOtrnh80hs

 

And finally…….

It’s GOLDEN TIME!  Well done you’ve made it to the end of the week and now it is time for some well-deserved Golden Time.  You’ve all definitely earnt it!

Well done on another fantastic home learning week year 5 and I shall see you bright and early, at 9.30am, on Google Meet on Monday morning.  Have a fantastic weekend everyone.

Thursday  14th January

Good morning year 5,

                                       It’s Thursday!  The penultimate day of the week!  I hope everything has been going well with your home learning this week and you’ve managed to set up a bit of a routine at home now so that you can fit everything into your day.  Our Google Meet will take place as usual at 9.30am so I will see many of you then.

Now, let’s get down to business…….

                            

Maths

Today we are going to look at some word problems involving conversions of capacity.  In order to solve these problems, you will need to use the knowledge from Monday’s lesson for converting units of capacity.

Remember

       ml  -------->     l (÷1000)

       l    ------->     ml  (x1000)

If you still need further work on conversions.  Please complete the lesson below from the Oak National Academy.  I would like you to be really secure with conversions before you move onto problem solving, so make your decision carefully.  Once you have completed this lesson, revisit any questions you got wrong on Tuesday’s lesson on converting measurements of length and make any necessary fixes. 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/converting-between-units-of-length-cgr32e

 

English

It’s Thursday today meaning its spelling test day.  Look back at last Thursday’s home learning to find the spellings you should be tested on this week.  Your new spellings are below and Spelling Shed has been updated so that you can start to learn them ready for next week.

Group 1 – knight, wreckage, writer, knowledge, knuckle, wreath, pterodactyl, mnemonic, wrestler, knife

Group 2 – obey, prey, convey, survey, grey, osprey, disobey, they, surveyor, conveyor

On a Thursday in English, we are going to be doing reading comprehension.  This will be a little different from your guided reading comprehension, as the text you will be using will be a little shorter and it will be an unfamiliar text.  There are three levels of challenge for this comprehension.  If you look at the bottom of the sheet, you will find either 1 star, 2 stars or 3 stars (1 star is the easiest progressing to 3 stars which is the most challenging).  Please pick the level of challenge appropriate for you (don’t just go for the easy option!).  The answers are included so you can also mark your work once you have completed it.  Please make sure you answer in full sentences.

For example

Question:  What colour was the girls dress?

Answer:  The girls dress was……

Guided reading

For today’s guided reading session, I would like you to put the words that you looked at and found the meanings to yesterday into sentences.  I’d like you to try and write at least 6 sentences.  Make sure the sentences make sense and the words have been used in the correct context.

Your words for this work were

Beefy, chortled, peculiar, on the contrary, rejoice, severe looking, half exasperated, gingerly

If you work with Mrs Hughes for guided reading, please complete the questions attached which are all based on your reading from chapter 17 and 18

Afternoon activities

This afternoon, you are going to complete topic and French

In topic this week, you are going to be looking at regions in the UK.  Work through the Powerpoint below and your task is included on the Powerpoint (there are some interactive activities on the Powerpoint so please make sure you put it on slide show when working through it).

 

French – we are going to continue to learn about the weather this week.  Mrs Hughes has kindly planned our French lesson for this week and she would like you to listen to this song which is about the weather

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBvJVOuBPXI     (Alain le Lait)

As you are listening try and pick out and translate any phrases that you recognise.  Once you have completed this have a go at the matching exercise attached below.   Can you match the correct weather phrase in French to the correct picture? If you need to, refer back to Alexa's you tube lesson from last week (the link is below)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kq4Luegns8c     ​(Alexa)

 

Wednesday 13th January

Good morning year 5,

                                       I hope you all had a successful day yesterday!  I think yesterday’s Google Meet went a little bit better than the previous day, however I know for some of you there were still a few glitches.  I am going to try and use a different device tomorrow, so fingers crossed we have a glitch free Meet!  Just a little reminder, please could you not log onto Google Meet until 9.25am to allow me to be the first person in the meeting. 

Another, little reminder, we will be doing your spelling test tomorrow so please make sure you spend some time today practising your spellings on spelling shed, if you haven’t already been practising throughout the week. 

I have checked spelling shed and the correct assignment has been assigned to you all for this week.  These are the spellings you will be tested on tomorrow:

Group 1 – referring, preferred, transferring, reference, referee, preference, transference, difference, inference, conferring

Group 2 – vein, weight, eight, neighbour, sleigh, reign, freight, reins, veil, eighteen

 

Now, let’s make a start with our day

                        

Maths

Today we are going to look at some word problems involving conversions of weight.  In order to solve these problems, you will need to use the knowledge from Monday’s lesson for converting units of weight.  You may possibly find that you have different answers to in the book as your answer might be in different units.  Check the units given in the answers and then you may need to either multiply your answer by 1000 or divide it by 1000 to check to see if your answer is correct, if it does not specifiy in the question what units it wants your final answer in.  

Remember

       g  --------->  kg (÷1000)

     kg -------->    g  (x1000)

If you think you still need further work on converting measures instead of moving onto problems today complete the lesson below from the Oak National Academy.  Watch the lesson carefully and complete the activities which are provided.  Once you have completed the lesson, either revisit Monday’s work if you got a few wrong, or have a go at a few of the problems from today’s work (try a few questions from A)

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/converting-between-units-of-metric-mass-6ww38d

English

Today in English we are going to be looking at how we can improve our writing, using ‘show don’t tell sentences’.  I will go through the Powerpoint in our Google Meet this morning, however if you were not able to join us I have attached it below so you can work through it before beginning today’s work.  Your task for today is explained in the Powerpoint.

Guided Reading

In today’s guided reading session you are going to be looking at some of the vocabulary you have come across in your reading this week and find out the meaning of these words.  If you have a dictionary at home, you may use that to look up the words, in the same way we do in class.  If you have not got access to a dictionary use an online dictionary.  Here is a link which you may choose to use.

https://www.dictionary.com/browse/online-dictionary

If you work with Mrs Hughes for guided reading, please complete the questions attached which are all based on your reading from chapter 17 and 18.

Afternoon activities

This afternoon we are going to be doing RE and computing.

Computing –  we are going to use espresso coding for our computing lesson.

Please login to espresso using the link below and the sign in information

https://coding.discoveryeducation.co.uk/block/learn?locale=en-gb#refresher-level-14-5e5d0d06570d8d36569de030

Login details

student22316

abc123

Once you have logged in, I want you to complete the level 5 refresher levels 1 and 2.  Enjoy!

 

RE – Today in RE you are going to be finding out more about the Christian place of worship.  There is not a specific written task for you to complete with today’s work but there is quite a lot of reading to do on the Powerpoint. 

Tuesday 12th January

Good morning year 5,

                                       First of all, can I apologise for the technical issues with yesterday’s Google Meet - fingers crossed today we will have better luck.  It was such a shame we had some problems as there were so many of you on yesterdays meet.  It was fabulous to see so many of you participating (even if you did keep disappearing off my screen).  I know it became very difficult for you to follow the Maths as there were so many glitches, however don’t worry if you struggled today as I have planned another lesson later in the week for those children who may have struggled a bit today.

Let’s make a start with our day……

Maths

Today we are going to be looking specifically at converting measures of length.  Remember to look back through the Powerpoint we went through in this morning’s Google Meet if you need to revisit anything.

Key information you need to remember

         

                      mm  -------->  cm   (÷10)         

               cm  -------->  mm   (x10)                           

               cm  -------->   m    (÷100)

                m   -------->   cm  (x100)

                m   -------->    km  (÷1000)

                km  -------->    m   (x1000)

         

English

I hope you enjoyed the film Alma yesterday! 

Today we are going to look at some still images from the film and we are going to be thinking about the facial expressions and emotions they portray.  In the attached document below, your task for today is explained.  You will need a thesaurus today, however if you haven’t got access to a thesaurus in your house, you will need to use an online thesaurus.  Here is a link, if you would like to use this one.

https://www.thesaurus.com/

We have used this in class before so you are hopefully familiar with it. 

Guided reading

I hope you all enjoyed the first chapter from Harry Potter.  For today’s guided reading session I would like you to read chapter 2.

If you usually work with Mrs Hughes I want you to continue reading chapter 18 from James and the Giant Peach.

Afternoon

This afternoon we will be doing some Science work and today’s learning challenge is, to explain how we know the Moon and Sun are spherical bodies.  Work through the Powerpoint attached and today’s task is included as part of the Powerpoint.

Enjoy!

Monday 11th January

Good morning year 5,

                                       I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and you’re all ready for another week of home learning!  We will start our day with a Google Meet at 9.30am to go through the tasks which I would like you to complete today.  If you either haven’t logged onto a Google Meet session or you have not been in touch with me via Purple Mash, please could you have a go of doing so today –  it would be great to see and hear how you are all getting on.  If you have any problems logging onto either, please ask your parents to get in touch with me via the school office and we can hopefully get you sorted.

Let’s make a start with our day……

Maths

This week in Maths we are going to be working on measures.  This is an area which we haven’t really touched on this year so far, however I know you will have completed work in previous year groups on measures.  Today we are going to be looking specifically at converting measures of weight and capacity.

Key information you need to know

        g  ------->   kg (÷1000)             ml  ------->   l   (÷1000)

    kg ------->   g (x1000)                  l  -------> ml (x1000)

 

*I want to do some more practical lessons in Maths next week involving measures.  It would be great if you could speak to your parents about whether you have some measuring resources such as a measuring jug, a ruler and some weighing scales (scales with a dial on and a scale would be preferable to electric scales, but if you only have these don’t worry).  If you could have these ready by next Monday that would be great! 

One of the practical activities which you may choose to complete involves baking, therefore if you want to find a recipe and ask someone to get the ingredients ready for you for next Monday that would be fabulous.

Another activity which you may choose to complete is going to involve making fruity cocktails.  Therefore it would be great if you had some orange cordial and blackcurrant cordial (or you may choose 2 of your own cordials) and also some lemonade.

 (I will be giving you around 10 practical activities to choose from, therefore if you are unable to get ingredients for baking or fruity cocktails, don’t worry.  There will be other activities for you to choose from).

 

English

Our unit of work for this term is going to be based on a short film called ‘Alma’. I will warn you all now, it is a little bit spooky but I’m sure you will enjoy it and it is something that will definitely make you think.   Here is a link to the clip.  Watch it as many times of you need to, to familiarise yourself with it before starting today’s work.  You will probably need to go back to it in future lessons so I will leave the clip here so you can access it whenever you need to.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irbFBgI0jhM

Once you have familiarised yourself with it, have a go at answering the questions on the attached word document.  These answers aren’t intended to have a right or wrong answer, answer them however you interpret the clip.  Your interpretation maybe different to mine or your classmates interpretations.  You do not need to write out the questions, however please make sure you answer in full sentences.

For example

Question:  What is Alma wearing?

Answer:  Alma is wearing………..

 

Guided Reading

We are going to be starting your new text in guided reading and hopefully you will be pleased to know that we will be reading Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone!  Now I’m sure there are several children who have already read this and I hope you don’t mind reading it again and for those of you who have not yet read it, you’re in for a real treat!  Today in guided reading I would like you to read chapter 1 which I have attached below.

If you usually do guided reading with Mrs Hughes, your next bit of reading is attached below from James and the Giant Peach (I know that you didn’t get chance to finish your text at the end of last year).  Please read chapter 17 for your guided reading task today.  (If you would also like to read Harry Potter as well, please feel free, however don’t feel that you need to do any of the guided reading activities to go with it – just read it for fun!)

Afternoon tasks

On a Monday afternoon, you usually have PPA (either art or DT) and PE.  This term for PPA you are going to be completing a D&T project.  For this, you are going to be designing, making and evaluating you own rocket.  This week’s task is for you to research rockets. 

Can you find out:

  •  What features they need to function
  • How they are able to take people to space.
  • What they are like inside
  • Some famous rockets that have taken off

This afternoon, you would also be doing PE.  Like last Friday’s PE session, if you are able to go for a walk, a bike ride or you are able to get in the garden and get active please do.  If you are unable to get out please complete one of Joe Wick’s workouts.  I have put a link to one of his workouts below

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rz0go1pTda8

 

 

Friday 8th January – Due to unforeseen circumstances this morning’s Google Meet is unable to go ahead

Good morning year 5,

                                       It’s Friday!  We’ve made it to the end of the week!  Well done!  I’d like to start this morning by saying a huge well done to you all.  You have had to adapt the way that you are used to working overnight and I have to say I have been thoroughly impressed by you all.  Thank you to everyone who participated in yesterday’s Google Meet - it was lovely to see a few new faces joining us.  I know you are all really enjoying the lessons, however as I have stated above, unfortunately today’s Google Meet is unable to go ahead.  I apologise for this, however we will reconvene at 9.30am on Monday.  Luckily, today’s work doesn’t need a huge amount of explanation as it is all work which you are familiar with completing in the classroom. 

So let’s begin….

                                      

Maths

Today in Maths I would like you to complete an arithmetic paper.  We have now covered the majority of things included on these arithmetic papers so you should have a good go at trying to get as close to full marks as you can.  If you usually work with me when we do arithmetic, please complete task 1, if you usually work with Mrs Hughes please complete task 2.  The answers are included on the last page so please mark your work once you have finished.  Good luck.

 

English

Today I would like you to complete a reading comprehension.  Read the text carefully and then complete the accompanying questions.  I have also included the answers so you can check them after you have finished.

Guided Reading

Please continue reading your book for pleasure.  We will start our new guided reading book next week.  I’m sure you cannot wait to find out what it is!

 

Afternoon tasks

This afternoon should be our PE lesson.  You could use this time (if the weather is ok and your parents will allow it) to take some daily exercise.  Go for a walk, a bike ride, practice some football or netball skills in the garden.  Or if you wanted to, you could complete one of Joe Wick’s workouts (I know he is planning to do more of these starting next week).

Here is a link if you wanted to do a workout:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2AkYD10d7Q

 

After PE, is GOLDEN TIME!  You have all definitely earnt your Golden Time this week for working so hard.  Have some free time, relax and have a lovely half an hour doing something that you really enjoy doing. 

Have a fabulous weekend and I shall see you all bright and early at 9.30am on Monday morning!  See you then.

 

 

 

Thursday 7th January

Good morning year 5,

                                       Thank you so much to all the children who joined me for the Google Meet yesterday morning.  It was so lovely to see so many of you log in to our lesson and you all worked so well and composed yourselves in the perfect manner - give yourselves a huge pat on the back, well done.  I have to say, for a first attempt I was thrilled with how it went and how engaged you all were.  We will again be meeting this morning at 9.30am so if you were unable to join me yesterday, have a go today and I shall look forward to seeing many of your smiling faces this morning (remember to make sure you have something to write on and something to write with as we will go through examples and I would like you to be able to fully participate in all lessons).  Unless you hear differently, please assume that a meeting will take place every day at 9.30am for as long as we are remote learning. 

Now for today’s work!

Maths

Today in Maths we are going to work on multiplication and division and how you can use known facts to help you solve trickier multiplication and division questions.  I have attached the Powerpoint below used in today’s Google Meet if you were unable to join us today.

Complete the appropriate section from target Maths, remember you should be challenging yourself so please do not choose the easy option just so you can finish your work quickly.  I have also included the answers so make sure you check your work after you have finished.

For those of you completing C you may find watching this video useful (particularly for the first part of c) https://www.jamesbrindleyprimary.com/year-5-mathematics/  Scroll down to video 20 Using simple times tables (you may recognise a familiar voice in this video!)

English

Today is Thursday and you know what that means…….spelling test day!

 Please get someone at home to test you on this week’s spellings (they were set before Christmas and you can find a copy of them below if you scroll down to the spellings and homework section of the webpage).  Remember, if you usually do spellings with me, you will complete group 1 spellings, if you usually do spellings with Mrs Hughes then you will do group 2 spellings.

I have updated Spelling shed so your new spellings are ready for you to start practicing now.  Your new spellings are and you will be tested on them next Thursday:

Group 1 – referring, preferred, transferring, reference, referee, preference, transference, difference, inference, conferring

Group 2 – vein, weight, eight, neighbour, sleigh, reign, freight, reins, veil, eighteen

 

For your English today, we are going to continue with our grammar work on modal verbs.  Hopefully you were all successful yesterday.  Remember a modal verb is a verb which shows the possibility of something happening e.g. could, should, might, will, must etc.

Once you have finished todays activity write 8 sentences where a modal verb is used to show the possibility of something happening (make sure all of your sentences are punctuated correctly).

e.g. We could go to the park later.

I have attached the Powerpoint below used in today’s Google Meet if you were unable to join us today.

Guided Reading

Like yesterday, I would like you to complete some reading for pleasure.  Hopefully, yesterday you picked a book which you can read during our guided reading time this week.

 

Afternoon tasks

This afternoon we are going to be doing French and RE.

In French you were due to start learning about the weather.  Mrs Hughes has sent a link which you can watch, listen and repeat in order to learn some of the new vocabulary about the weather.

Here is the link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kq4Luegns8c

 

In RE, we are going to be looking at places of worship.  I will go through the Powerpoint in our Google Meet session, however if you were unable to join us this morning I have attached it below.  Your RE written task for today is included in the Powerpoint.

 

 

Wednesday 6th January

Good morning year 5!

 It’s Mrs Haslam here!  I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year and I’m sorry that you have not been able to start your new year in school with Mrs Butler, but not to worry as our remote learning is going to recommence!  You may be a little confused, as Mrs Butler was in touch with you yesterday – we apologise for any confusion.  From now on, I am going to be doing all of your remote learning whilst Mrs Butler is going to be working in school (so those of you who will be coming into school, will get the opportunity of working with the wonderful Mrs Butler).

We will be starting our day today with a Google Meet session and I have emailed you all via Purple Mash about the details (please make sure you check this to help you access the Meet).  Please note, there has been a slight change to the timings and we will now be meeting at 9.30am rather than 9.00am.  The session will last approximately 20/30minutes and I will be going through all the work which I would like you to complete for that day.  Please could you have something to write on and with handy as there may be some examples which I would like you to have a go at.

Another note to clarify, if you would like to send work via Purple Mash could you please send it to me.  If you have any work which you would like Mrs Butler to see, please let me know and I will forward it onto her.  I will do my very best to reply as promptly as I can, however it may be more towards the end of the day or evening before I can reply and get back to you.

Let’s get started with today’s work!

Maths

As Mrs Butler mentioned yesterday, this week we are going to recap the 4 operations.  Yesterday, you worked on addition and today you are going to move onto subtraction.  I will go through the Powerpoint with you on Google Meets tomorrow but I have attached it below in case you need to recap or you have any problems accessing the Meet tomorrow. 

Please also have a go at the attached sheets.  Once you have completed them, you may either get your parents to check your answers or you may check them using a calculator (only do this once you are done though!)

English

We are going to do a little bit of grammar work over the next couple of days.  We are going to be looking at modal verbs.  I will go through the Powerpoint with you during our Google Meet but I have attached it below in case you need to recap or you have any problems accessing the Meet tomorrow. 

Guided reading

This week for guided reading I am going to let you do some reading for pleasure.  Did you get any new books for Christmas? Or do you have a book which you’ve been trying to find the time to read?  Now is the perfect opportunity.  Get yourself comfy and spend 30minutes doing some quiet reading. 

Afternoon activities

This afternoon, we are going to be doing some Geography work.  We will go through the Powerpoint during our Google Meet, however I have attached it below in case you were unable to access our Meet.  Please complete the activity sheet attached, you will need to use the ‘Time around the world poster’ to help you complete the activity.  Once you have completed this, there are some challenge questions which you can also have a go at on the Powerpoint.

Home learning - Tuesday 5th January

Spring term:

 

Good morning Year 5, Happy New Year to you all! I hope you had a great Christmas break. I was really looking forward to meeting you all today and am so sorry that we can't just yet! For a short period of time, we are going back to home learning. We are doing this to keep you and your families as safe as possible. I know home learning isn't as fun as being in the classroom with your friends but for the next few weeks, I need you all to work as hard as you can for me at home. 

 

Work will be set daily which will follow our usual timetable and can be accessed from our class page. Purple Mash will resume as a means of communication. 

 

For English, I would like you to write a letter to introduce yourself to me - you could describe yourself, tell me about your likes and dislikes, any hobbies that you might have, what your favourite subject is and what you might need to work harder on. Correct punctuation must be used and remember, this is the first piece of writing I am going to see from you, so impress me! Could you include an expanded noun phrase, a fronted adverbial or even a simile?

 

For Maths this week, we are going to be recapping the four operations - addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Before you start your work today, I would like you to log on to TTRS and have a practise of your timetables - you can spend  about 10 minutes doing this. We are starting the week with the written method of addition. Read through the power-point and have a go at working out some of the questions before you complete the worksheet. Don't forget, there might be some exchange to do!

 

We start a new topic in Science and ask the question, Will we ever send another human to the moon? For our first lesson, we will be exploring the theories that support and refute the idea that the Earth is round. Again, read through the power-point and complete the activity set.

 

Please contact me through Purple Mash during the school day if there are any problems and of course, if you would like to send me your work, I would love to see it! Your new Pick and Mix for the Spring term will be posted soon so keep your eyes out for that!

 

Work hard and keep smiling,

Mrs Butler

 

 

 

Year 5 - 2020/21

 

Autumn Term:

Welcome back to another school year at James Brindley, I hope you have had a lovely and relaxing summer.

Here is our year 5 class webpage where you will find lots of useful information regarding year 5 (please also remember that we do also have a school Twitter account where news and pictures are regularly uploaded).  

 

**Please note that if our class bubble is isolating and the need for home learning to recommence, all work will be accessed from our class page and Purple Mash will resume as a means of communication between myself and the children. 

 

During the Autumn Term our topic will be Geography based, we will be focusing on the question, “Why is the rainforest important to us?”. Children will be able to identify and explain the position of different rainforests on a world map. Examining South America, we will begin to understand the significance of the Amazon River and study endangered wildlife in the region. Children will further explore the Amazon Rainforest through our class novel ‘Journey to the River Sea’, a story set in the heart of the rainforest.

 

Important information:

  • Year 5 P.E lessons will take place on Mondays and Fridays. We will be doing our very best to be outside for PE lessons this year therefore, we would like children to have both an indoor and outdoor P.E kit available for all sessions (indoor kit pumps/outdoor kit trainers).  All PE kits will go home on a Friday to be washed over the weekend ready for the following week.  Could I also give a gentle reminder that ear rings and other jewellery must be removed on these days (if your child can not remove their own earrings please make sure they are removed before school and not worn on PE days).
  • Homework has changed slightly for this year.  Your homework is going to be topic based through a series of pick and mix activities (you may recall that we used the 'pick and mix' activities during your home learning).  A series of activities will be given and you need to pick one to complete each week.  You can complete the activities in any order you like.  I do not expect these to be handed in weekly, however I will be asking that you send me pictures of the work you have completed towards the end of each half term (I will give you more information about this nearer the time).  I will also be keeping a weekly record in school of the activity/activities that you have completed that week.
  • Spellings will go home as part of the homework on a Thursday and will be tested the following Thursday.  Spellings can be accessed using SpellingShed  (https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb).  Please encourage your child to be using SpellingShed as part of their homework routine. 
  • Children should continue to read 4 times a week.  Please sign children’s planners weekly as these will be checked on a Friday.  Anyone who does not have evidence of 4 reading sessions will be asked to attend reading club.  This is a club which is open to all pupils on a Friday lunch time.

 

I can't wait to welcome you all back!

 

Mrs Haslam

 

Homework and Spellings

Attached below is your 'Pick and Mix' homework which is based on our current topic the Rainforest.  This homework task will be your homework up until Christmas.  Each week pick one activity to complete as part of your homework.  Written tasks can be completed in your homework book.  Please note, I DO NOT expect your homework piece to be brought in weekly.  Instead, I will ask at half term for your to take pictures of the work you have completed and send it to me through Purple Mash.  Every Thursday I will be asking you which task you have completed that week and I will keep a record of this in school.  ENJOY!

 

You will also continue to complete your spellings using Spelling Shed.  New spellings will be uploaded on a Thursday to be learnt throughout the week before our spelling test the following Thursday.  Use this link to access Spelling Shed https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb 

 

 

This weeks spellings (which will be test on Thursday 7th January)

Group 1 -   afterwards, immediately, earlier, eventually, previously, finally, recently, yesterday, tomorrow, whilst

 

Group 2 – straight, painter, fainted, waist, strainer, chained, claimed, failure, snail, waiter, 

 

Homework upload

As we are approaching half term, I would love to see the work you have been completing at home as part of your 'Pick and Mix' homework.  I would like you to send me any pictures of your work, word documents or Powerpoints which you have completed using the email feature on Purple Mash.  Use this link to access the website https://www.purplemash.com/sch/james-m28   and you all have your unique logins stuck into the front of your planners.  I have attached a document below which explains how you can send me your work using the 2email feature.  I would like everyone to have sent me their work before we break up for half term Friday 23rd October. 

I look forward to receiving your work. 

Year 5 letters

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