Year 5 Kestrels 2020-2021

Here's homework due in the 6th of November :) 

I hope you all have a wonderful half term!

I have told the children whether they are completing Set A spellings or Set B spellings. If you're unsure please email me. This is based on their Year 3/4 spelling test, not Y5/6 as the expectation is they don't know those words yet! Set A is the first list and Set B is the second list. 

Below is also a maths sheet and minute maths to complete. I have sent reading records back home so children can continue to read. Please be aware it is recommended that children read at least 

Please email homework to: evie.money@whitchurchprimary.co.uk 

Below is an overview of what's being taught in Year 5 (scroll down from Year 6) with links and resources if you should miss some time from school due to illness/isolating. Thank you.

Year 5 Kestrels 2019-2020

Friday

Hello year 5! One last day as year 5s!

Maths

Please complete the Whiterose Friday challenge. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

English

Read your favourite book in the sunshine or relaxing somewhere. 

Other Tasks

Do something helpful and kind. You could tidy your room, give out a few compliments or even help with the dishes. 

I hope you have a wonderful summer and look forward to seeing you in September.

 

Thursday

As it is nearly the end of our school year, I thought we could complete some fun activities today! Please report to an adult if you see something inappropriate online.

Task 1

Use your listening skills to make some origami animals using the links below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXE1OluMfZU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbYMe2lNKNs

Task 2

How about some Jo Wicks???

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

Task 3

Please complete 15 minutes on TT Rockstars!

Task 4

Write down 3 learning targets you would like to achieve in year 6. Send them in via email.

Task 5

Try your hand at a bit of dancing https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z49vtrd

Lastly, try and get outside and enjoy some fresh air.

 

Wednesday

Good morning everyone. I will be going live on Teams around 8:15 am. If you want to join make sure your microphone and video are off.

English

Please click the link below and watch the clip:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/ztk9vwx

Task

Invent five mythical people that match with different natural phenomena.

Write an explanation of how each character creates what we see in the natural world.

Top tip!

Remember mythical creatures or supernatural humans were used to make sense of things that happen in the natural world, such as rainbows or tornadoes. They can also link to different emotions, from happiness to sadness or from excitement to doom!

Maths

I know converting units of measure proved a bit of a challenge yesterday. So, let's revisit it today. Please work through the ppt above. 

 

Topic

Origami! 

Learn how to make an origami frog here: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOuX48ev95o&vl=en

 

Tuesday

Good morning, please find your Tuesday tasks below!

1) English: check out Teams 

OR

Lesson 3: Writing focus: Identify the key features. Find the lesson here: 

 https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/writing-focus-identify-the-key-features

During this lesson, we will be identifying the features of a good character description. During this session, we will read some character descriptions and identify the key features in an example. Think about it as the "what a good one looks like" and make a note of the key features for your writing later in the week! When you answer the task, the questions are numbered. Answer the questions about the key features in your exercise book. Task one: read the example and complete answers from missing boxes. Task two: answer the questions.

 2) Maths: check out the White Rose video here:https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

Lesson 2 Imperial Units 

Worksheets can be found here:https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zyyvtrd

Try the questions below and mark your answers.

3) Topic: 

Key question:  What have you learnt about rocks?

This week there is no video lesson just a short quiz to complete to see how well you have been doing. 

 Now for the fun stuff. Choose from one of the activities listed below for creative activities all liked to the theme of Rocks.

  • Story of a rock: Watch this cartoon version of the ‘story of a rock cycle‘ for inspiration at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lyCYXXIHT0.   Then have a go at writing your own version.  You could present this as a comic book or even having a go at using stop frame to produce your own animated version.
  • Grow your own crystals. Watch the video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23Esj4wjVngwhich sets out a simple step by step process to follow to grow your own crystals. You will need: fine table salt (Epsom if possible); jar; water; spoon; food colouring; measuring cup. Want a challenge? Try out using different colourings to a variety of shades of crystals or if you place a piece of wire into your jar you can create different shapes by curving and shaping the wire.
  • Fossil art: Watch the video here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnkMCcN07cU which sets out a simple step by step process to follow to grow your own beautiful faux fossils.  Watch the video through at least once before attempting your own artwork.  You will need: canvas panel or stiff card; thin wire or pipe cleaners; pastels or poster paints; PVA glue; tissue paper or kitchen towels.

 

Work for Monday, 13th July:

 

1) English: Please find this on Teams.

Lesson 1: Reading focus: Comparison - find the lesson here: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/reading-focus-comparison

During this lesson, we are going to be looking at comparison questions. Today’s lesson will be based on the text ‘Kid Normal’ by Greg James and Chris Smith. For this lesson, watch the video and use the buttons on the bottom of the screen navigate between activities. When you have listened to the input, answer the questions in your exercise books. You may want to make a table for comparisons, as modelled. Then, play the video again to check your answers. At the end of the lesson, complete the quiz to see how well you have done! 

2) Maths: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

Lesson 1 metric units 

3) Topic: design a poster about keeping safe in the sun.

Work for Friday, 10th July:

Happy Friday, Year 5!

1) English: My Friday English lesson is on Teams - check it out! If you aren't able to, then here is an alternative lesson you could try. The link is here: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/letter-of-complaint-write-your-own

Lesson 5: letter of complaint - writing

Today you will be writing your letter of complaint. Follow the video carefully as it guides you through each section of the writing – do not skip sections. This is a formal piece of writing and will need a formal structure as explained in the video. Your task will be to to think about a place that you have visited and what could have gone wrong or an item you have bought that was not as expected. You will need to talk about at least three issues with the experience or item.

2) Maths: It's Friday Challenge day over at White Rose Maths - check it out here https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

Don't forget to mark your answers!

3) Topic: Relax ready for the weekend with this week's Cosmic Kids yoga: Star Wars! Find the link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coC0eUSm-pc

We did this one this week - it's a good one! 

Work for Thursday, 9th July:

Hello everyone, happy Thursday! 

1) English: please see today's lesson on Teams.

If you aren't able to access, please do the alternative lesson below. Find the link here: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/letter-of-complaint-clause-structures

Lesson 4: clause structures.

In this lesson, we will understand and use a range of clause structures. This lesson will be helping you consider the appropriate formality of your writing and you will build a range of sentence structures for impact. Complete the tasks carefully. Make sure you listen to the full video for guidance.

2) Maths: Lesson 4 translation https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

Then try the questions above - and don't forget to mark your answers!

3) Topic: Why not try your own mini Sports Day at home? We have been doing this in school this week! Find the information that you need here - you could compete against a sibling or you could compare results for races with someone else who is working from home! Feel free to send me in your results and tell us how you got on! Maybe you could win points for your house!

Work for Wednesday, 8th July:

1) English: 

Lesson 3: identifying features - lesson link is https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/letter-of-complaint-identifying-the-features

During this session, we will read an example letter of complaint and identify key formal structures and grammatical features. Think about it as the "what a good one looks like" example and make a note of the key features for your writing later in the week! When you answer the task, the questions are numbered. Answer the questions about the key features in your exercise book.

2) Maths: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

 

3) Topic: Science.

Key question: What are the steps in the rock cycle?

In this lesson you will find out about different stages in the rock cycle and their links to different types of rocks.

Before you start the lesson talk about:  Do you think the surface of the Earth can move?  Do you think our planet’s surface has always looked the same as it does today?

 Click on the link to start your lesson here: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-are-the-steps-in-the-rock-cycle

  • Introductory quiz – complete but don’t worry if you get something wrong.
  • Video – pause when asked and complete the tasks set out the worksheet or on paper. During the video a teacher called Miss Simkin will demonstrate the rock cycle using jelly beans to represent rock sediment. If you want to try this out for yourself you MUST HAVE ADULT SUPERVISION and be warned it gets very messy!
  • Exit quiz – repeat questions from introductory quiz. Well done!
  • Optional extension task – sort the rock cycle loop cards to show each step of the rock cycle in more detail.

Work for Tuesday, 7th July:

Hello everyone! Here are your Tuesday tasks!

1) English: I have been uploading English lessons onto Teams for you.

Lesson 2: reading focus - link here: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/letter-of-complaint-reading-focus-b88239

Today’s lesson will continue with the text ‘The Racehorse Who Wouldn’t Gallop’ by Clare Balding. Listen carefully to the input in the video and follow the same structure as yesterday’s lesson.

2) Maths: Tuesday – lesson 2 https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

Worksheets can be found here https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zwq4ydm

3) Topic: Check out the lesson here: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/who-is-the-dalai-lama

Who is the Dalai Lama?

In this final lesson on Buddhism, we will begin learning about reincarnation, which is the Buddhist notion of rebirth. We will learn about karma and the belief that a being’s actions determine whether the rebirth is positive or negative. We will then go on to learn about the Dalai Lama, who is someone some Buddhists believe has reached enlightenment, but remains Earth to help others reach enlightenment or Nirvana. You will need a piece of paper, a pencil and your brain.

Work for Monday, 6th July:

Welcome to a new week! I have uploaded a video lesson for you on Teams - these will be put up daily during the last two weeks. Please check them out and get involved.

1) English: Check out this video lesson on clever or sly words! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OmSuTyRO2I&feature=youtu.be

2) English: Today' English lesson can be found at: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/letter-of-complaint-reading-focus

Genre focus: letter of Complaint

Listen carefully to the input in the video. At the end of this unit, you will be writing your own letter of complaint.

 Lesson 1: reading focus

During this session, we are going to answer fact retrieval questions. Today’s lesson will be based on the text ‘The Racehorse Who Wouldn’t Gallop’ by Clare Balding. For this lesson, watch the video and use the buttons on the bottom of the screen to navigate between activities. When you have listened to the input, answer the questions in your exercise books. Then, play the video again to check your answers. At the end of the lesson, complete the quiz to see how well you have done!

3) Maths: Today's White Rose lesson is on https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/ 

Worksheets can be found here https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zgmcf82

Try the questions and then mark the answers!

4) Topic: Art today!

Our third black artist is the Tanzanian painter EDWARD TINGATINGA (1932-1972).

 Watch the video below and follow the steps to help you paint an amazing Tingatinga leopard.

Artist biography: https://www.tingatingaart.com/pages/about-tingatinga-african-art

 Watch the theme tune from the CBeebies programme Tingatinga Tales telling traditional African folk stories using  Tingatinga art- inspired cartoons:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=70&v=LgF4i1Drnhc&feature=emb_logo

Or, you could choose your favourite African animal or bird and paint it in the Tingatinga style. The animals are decorative and flat looking. There are often leaves, flowers and insects in the background

Work for Friday, 3rd July:

1) English: Check out the lesson on comma usage: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zdy8qnb

2) English: Check out today's lesson at https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/diary-entry-lesson-5-writing-a-diary-entry

Lesson 5: writing a diary entry

Pause the video as you write each section to help you. Today, you are writing in role as Michael, about to head back into the garage to see the man. Refer to the success criteria and jot this down if you haven’t yet done so. Follow the video carefully and use this to guide you through each section of your writing! Remember to check your spelling and proofread your work when you are finished before you ask an adult send it to our email address. Do not upload any work to social media.

3) Maths: Today's challenge over on White Rose Maths is at https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

Complete the Friday Maths challenge

Remember to mark your answers!

4) Topic: Today's Cosmic Kids yoga workout is one that we did this week: it's on the theme of Minecraft! Have a go here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02E1468SdHg

Have a great weekend! 

Good morning! Here are your Thursday tasks!

1) English: Check out this BBC Bitesize lesson on the difference between semi-colons and colons: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zdtny9q

2) English: Check out today's lesson at https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/diary-entry-lesson-4-informal-language#slide-3

Lesson 4: informal language

This lesson will be helping you consider the appropriate tone and format of your writing! Complete the tasks carefully. Make sure you listen to the full video for guidance.

3) Maths:https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zh9brj6

Then try the questions below: don't forget to mark them!

4) Topic: A slightly different one today: try this Design and Technology lesson on iterative design! See how you get on!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmdqxv4

 

Good Morning! Wednesday tasks coming your way!

English: Lesson 3: identifying features. Find the lesson here: 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/diary-entry-lesson-3-identifying-features

This lesson will show you an example of a diary entryThink about it as the "what a good one looks like" and make a note of the key structural features for your writing later in the week! When you answer the task, the questions are numbered. Answer the questions about the key features in your exercise book. 

3) Maths: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zfhkd6f

Perimemter - please see worksheets above

 

4) Topic: Science today!

Click on the link to start your lesson: https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/foundation/how-do-the-rocks-on-our-earths-surface-change-year-5-wk5-3

 Key question: How do the rocks on our earth’s surface change?

In this lesson, you will find out about different processes which cause rocks to change through erosion, weathering and tectonic movements.

 Before you start the lesson talk about:  How do you think mountains formed? What about a single grain of sand, how did it get there?

 

  • Introductory quiz – complete but don’t worry if you get something wrong.
  • Video – pause when asked and complete the tasks set out the worksheet or on paper. During the video, a teacher called Miss Simkin carries out two demonstrations that you can also try which show the processes of weathering, and erosion. If you want to carry out the demonstration about weathering with Miss Simkin, remember that you won’t be able to see your results until the following day.
  • Exit quiz – repeat questions from the introductory quiz. Well done!
  • Optional extension task – make your own erosion model by filling a tray with soil/compost or sand. Tip the try onto a slope and then slowly pour over water from one end.  What do you notice happening? Try increasing the slope: what effect does this have?  Watch a video walkthrough of this demonstration for more detail. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YETdZyZI6es
  • Want to find out more? To find out more about plate tectonics watch the BBC Teach animation https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/geography-ks3-plate-tectonics/zrc992p. For more about weather and erosion explore http://www.onegeology.org/extra/kids/earthprocesses/weathering.html

See you tomorrow!

Work for Tuesday, 30th June:

Good morning! Here are your Tuesday tasks!

1) English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXXek5u5vhE&feature=youtu.be

Check out this video on -eye words and follow along with the activities. 

2) English: The lesson is found here: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/diary-entry-lesson-2-reading-focus

Lesson 2: reading focus

Today’s lesson will continue with the text ‘Skellig’ by David Almond. Listen carefully to the input in the video and follow the same structure as yesterday’s lesson.

3) Maths: Check out today's video at https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/maths-ks2-using-timetables/zn2hy9q

Tuesday – revise timetables

Remember to complete some TT Rockstars.

Then solve the questions above and mark your answers. 

4) Topic: The link for the lesson is here: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-is-life-like-inside-a-buddhist-monastery

What is life like in a Buddhist Monastery?

In this lesson, we will be learning about Buddhist monks and nuns. We will learn about the different schools of Buddhism and the journey that Buddhist lay people take to become a ‘full monk’. We will learn about daily life in a monastic community and we will compare life in a monastery to our own daily life. You will need a piece of paper, a pencil and your brain.

 

Work for Monday, 29th June:

Welcome to a new week! Here are your Monday tasks! 

1) English: Check out the -ation spellings below in the picture. There are some tasks there to help you learn and practise them. 

2) English: Check out the lesson here: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/diary-entry-lesson-1-reading-focus

Lesson 1: reading focus

Today’s lesson will be based on the text ‘Skellig’ by David Almond. For this lesson, watch the video and use the buttons on the bottom of the screen to navigate between activities. When you have listened to the input, answer the questions in your exercise books. Then, play the video again to check your answers. At the end of the lesson, complete the quiz to see how well you have done!

3) Maths: Check out today's lesson at: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

Lesson 4: 

 Divide decimals by 10 100 and 1000

 

4) Topic: Mondays are for art! Today's learning is about the artist Lois Mailou-Jones. There are some pictures of her art to inspire you below. 

Click on the link below to see a picture of Lois and find out more about her.

 Artist biography:

 https://kids.britannica.com/students/article/Lois-Mailou-Jones/311914

 If you have oil pastels, you could try this fun project where you scrape off black oil pastel with a toothpick to get an amazing eye-popping effect:

 https://artprojectsforkids.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Lois-Mailou-Jones-Art-Project.pdf

If you don’t have pastels, you can try this project instead using any creative materials you like – crayons, coloured pencils, paint or even try cutting up coloured paper or scraps of fabric and sticking down to make a collage.  https://artprojectsforkids.org/draw-like-lois-mailou-jones/

 

Good morning! I know I promised the next instalment of Percy Jackson today, but I can't seem to upload the pages. I will keep trying and hopefully get something up by the end of the day for you. 

Work for Friday, 26th June:

Here are your Friday tasks!

1) English: Try this lesson on direct and indirect speech: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmy8qnb .

2) English: Try the lesson here: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/instructions-lesson-5-writing-instructions

Lesson 5: writing instructions

Pause the video as you write each section to help you. Refer to the success criteria and jot this down if you haven’t yet done so. Remember, your instructions are on ‘how to escape an outlandish creature’. Follow the video carefully and use this to guide you through each section of your writing! Remember to check your spelling and proofread your work when you are finished before you ask an adult send it to our email address.

3) Maths:  Today is Friday, so give the Friday challenge a go! Remember to check your answers. 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

4) Topic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQxj2JcHEso

Try this Just Dance activity to "Timber" - it's one of our new favourites in school at the moment! :)

Have a great weekend!

 

 

 

 

Work for Thursday, 25th June: 

Good morning, here are your Thursday tasks! Next chapter of Percy will arrive Friday! 

1) English: Check out the link to a lesson on hyphens and dashes! How much can you remember? 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmnwjhv

2) English: Find the lesson at https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/instructions-lesson-4-sentence-openers

Lesson 4: sentence openers

This lesson will be helping you structure varied sentences! Read the examples carefully and remember to punctuate them correctly! Make sure you listen to the full video for guidance.

3) Maths: Please complete 15 minutes on TT Rockstars. Remember knowing all your multiplication tables is an absolute must for year 6.

Check out today's video at https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

Lesson 3 - Multiply decimals by 10 100 and 1000

Try the questions and answers above - remember to mark!

4) Topic: Check out this forest school task below! The first link is the instructions, the second is a video about it! :)

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/467ehvxx2oj5aex/AAAd6tbK81kq55MrtzklrbAua?dl=&preview=Forest+School+Task+with+Literacy+Link-+Mud+Pies+and+Garden+Potions.docx

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/467ehvxx2oj5aex/AAAd6tbK81kq55MrtzklrbAua?dl=&preview=KS2+Forest+School+Task+with+Literacy+Link.MOV

Work for Wednesday, 24th June:

Good morning! Please find below your Wednesday tasks!

1) English: This week in English we have been revising hyphens. Can you answer the questions below about hyphens? The answers are there too!

2) English: Find today's link here: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/instructions-lesson-3-identifying-features

Lesson 3: identifying features

This lesson will show you an example set of instructions about ‘How to escape an outlandish creature’. Think about it as the "what a good one looks like" and make a note of the key structural features for your writing later in the week! When you answer the task, the questions are numbered. Answer the questions about the key features in your exercise book. 

3) Maths: Complet lesson 3. Find the link here: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

 

4) Topic: Find the link here: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/how-can-we-identify-different-types-of-rock

Key question: How can we identify different types of rocks?

In this lesson you will look closely at rock samples and use what you know about their characteristics to try to identify them.

 Before you start the lesson talk about:  have you ever heard of a geologist?  Why might it be useful to know about different rocks?

 

  • Introductory quiz – complete but don’t worry if you get something wrong.
  • Video – pause when asked and complete the tasks set out the worksheet or on paper.
  • Exit quiz – repeat questions from introductory quiz. Well done!
  • Optional extension task – Explore the Natural History Museum’s digital collection of Rock samples. Try to complete your observations from the lesson (colour, texture, pattern, grain size) for over 123,000 rocks - OK, well maybe not for all of them! Find this here: https://www.nhm.ac.uk/our-science/collections/mineralogy-collections/rock-collection.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Numeracy

TT Rockstars for approximately 5-10 minutes

Lesson 4 - Subtract mixed numbers https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

Topic

Thank you for sending in your projects so far. Don't panic if you haven't there is no rush as we still have a little more to do.

I know I have many artists in my class, so I am excited to see what you produce today! Please can you find out about an artist from your chosen country? 

You can then choose one of two tasks:

a) you can research the artist and do an information page about them, or

b) you can try and reproduce one of their pieces of artwork!

So for example, if you are looking at Francis Bacon (one of my favourite artists!), you can either find out all about him or you can try and draw or paint one of his pieces of art yourself! The choice is yours! Have fun! :)

 

Wednesday

1) English: SPaG mat 3 is below with the answers. Today, you might need to remember what modal verbs and fronted adverbials are. Cheesy song alert here if you need a reminder on fronted adverbials! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpFpgdc5UlA

2) English: The deadline date for the BBC 500 Words competition has passed already. However, it got me thinking about the concept of the competition and how good it is! 500 Words is normally a story writing competition for children aged between 5 and 13 years. To enter the competition normally, you need to write an original story that is no more than 500 words long. Original means it has to be a story completely of your own invention! This is something that we don't get the chance to do as much at school normally so I thought - let's give it a go! This is your chance to get creative and write about a subject of your choice - your story can be about anything! 

In order to get you started, I have a Powerpoint to help you plan your story and get some creative juices flowing! To open it, click here. When you open it, click through the slides until you get to slide 3 (like the one seen in picture 3 below) and there are a range of activities that you can choose from to play with and have a go - they might inspire you! Or, if you prefer, you can simply have a go at planning your story... What will it be about? Which genre will you write - mystery, fantasy, horror, comedy or a different one? Be as creative as you like! We will be writing these stories later on in the week!

Reading

Read something of interest or try the Newsround website which contains lots of interesting article including nature articles

Try: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/52618038

 

Maths

 

TT Rockstars for approximately 5-10 minutes

 

Lesson 3 - Add mixed numbers https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

 

Topic

Complete your Purple Mash tasks

Tuesday

Did any of you watch the Eurovision Song Contest this weekend? Obviously, it wasn't on as normal but there were lots of programmes on about it. The songs are always quite cheesy (I really liked Iceland's entry this year!) but I always enjoy watching it, mostly because I enjoy seeing all the countries across Europe (and Australia, randomly!) come together. I am posting a link to a video which was shared on Saturday of the different capital cities lighting up to celebrate Eurovision and I thought it was lovely, so I am posting it here: which cities can you see? Which countries do they belong to? Which famous landmarks can you see? Can you guess Which instruments can you see in it? I really recommend this video - I believe that you will enjoy it!

Click here to watch: https://youtu.be/Ky9lLxsN2Wo

Now onto today's tasks!

1) English: Today's SPaG mat can be found below in picture 1, along with the answers in picture 2. Today, I wonder if you can remember what a preposition is? As I know we love a cheesy grammar song, here is a link to a song about prepositions to remind you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byszemY8Pl8 

2) English: Yesterday, you began writing your autobiographies. I am so excited to read these! Today, you need to write the final two paragraphs - the ones entitled "Influences" and "Aspirations for the future". Look back to your plan to help you remember what you were going to write and you could look back to Friday's post to give you ideas too if you wish. Remember to try and get your emotions across - look back to yesterday's example piece of writing if you need to!

To help you, I have posted the features of an autobiography sheet again below to help you. When you have finished, please use this checklist to make sure that you have covered all of the key parts of an autobiography. You could then edit with a different coloured pen or font if you wish. By the end, you should have an extended piece of writing! Good luck! Remember to email them to me if you would like me to see! :)

 

Reading

Either read something of choice or try ‘Tell Me No Lies’ and answer the questions using the link https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zntr47h

 

Maths

 

TT Rockstars for approximately 5-10 minutes

 

Lesson 2 - Add fractions https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

 

P:E

How are you getting on?

For the runs in Week 4, you will begin with a brisk 5-minute warm-up walk then 3 minutes of running, 90 seconds walking, 5 minutes running, 2 ½ minutes walking, 3 minutes running, 90 seconds walking, 5 minutes running.

 

Topic

What is the internet? How does it work? Did it always exist? Learn about the World Wide Web via the following link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zs7s4wx/articles/z3tbgk7?xtor=CS8-1000-[Discovery_Cards]-[Multi_Site]-[SL07]-[PS_BITESIZE~N~~A_HowDoesTheInternetWork?]

 

 

Monday

English: Well done on the planning that you all did on Friday for your autobiographies! I think that they are going to be amazing!

Today, I would like you to read the example autobiography first - you'll find it in the third picture. What do you notice about it? What is the main difference between that and a biography? In what way does the writer communicate their emotions? Magpie key phrases that you like as these might be helpful for you when you're writing yours!

Secondly, you can then start to write your own autobiography: just the first and second paragraphs that you planned on Friday! These should be extended paragraphs, full of detail. I have posted in picture 4 the features of an autobiography to help you!

Remember that it should be written in the first person and have an interesting opening statement - also, think about how you will show your emotions to the reader. Good luck! I can't wait to read these!

The choice is yours! Have fun! :)

Reading

Our topic lesson today involves lots of reading!

 

Maths

TT Rockstars for approximately 5-10 minutes

 

Weekly Objectives

Remember to watch the tutorial first and complete the worksheet posted on our class page. Answers will appear the next morning. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

Please see BBC website for workshee:thttps://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zhgppg8/year-5-and-p6-lessons/1

Lesson 1 - Add and subtract fractions

Lesson 2 - Add fractions

Lesson 3 - Add mixed numbers

Lesson 4 - Subtract mixed numbers

Topic

Music – Do you know any famous composers? Learn about Beethoven, a famous composer, who many argue created his best work when he went deaf!

 

Learn about https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z682xyc

 

Task

Create a fact file about Beethoven. You may want to include nationality, interesting facts, famous works (which I recommend listening too!) and a picture.

If you play the piano there are simplified versions of his most famous pieces on the web page above.

Friday 

Maths

Just to give you advanced warning tomorrow's numeracy lesson is cooking. If you want to take part you may need to get some ingredients. 

In preparation for tomorrow please find information about the lesson below. I have a set a Purple Mash task linking to the lesson and revision of topics we have already covered. You have plenty of time to complete the revision, so there is NO PRESSURE to complete this straight away.

 

Butterfly Pizzas

Have a go at these delicious, easy-to-make, Butterfly Pizzas! Share your photo to the school (if you would like, but again please don't put pressure on yourself or your parents!)

 

Aims: To create a symmetrical pattern on the Butterfly's wings.
         To cut foods into halves.

Ingredients:

  • Tortilla Wrap
    • Cheese
    • Tomato Passata
    • Range of Toppings

What we need to do:

  • Fold the tortilla wrap in half. Get an adult to help you with this part and carefully cut the shape of a butterfly's wing in the folded tortilla wrap.
  • Unfold and you should have 2 beautifully shaped and symmetrical Butterfly wings. • Spoon on some passata and spread using the back of the spoon. Spread it all over and near to the edges, leaving a small crust.
  • Grate the cheese and count the handfuls as you add it to your Butterfly pizza!
  • Carefully cut and slice your toppings to decorate. Try cutting some of the whole pieces into two equal parts to create 2 halves. This will help with your symmetry.
  • Add the toppings to the butterfly wings and place the ingredients in the same place on both sides to create some mirrored symmetry.
  • Cook you beautiful Butterfly Pizza for 10 minutes at 180C. Enjoy!

English

1) English: This week, you wrote a biography. Next week, you are going to be writing an autobiography. An autobiography is an account of a person's life - but written by them! So instead of writing about another person's life, you are writing your own story.

Which other words have auto at the start? Can you find any others? (eg autograph). When you have done this - can you figure out what the prefix"auto" means? 

PS Yesterday, you were finding out about the prefix bio - it implies something related to life or living organisms. Did you get it?

2) English: As mentioned above, we will be writing autobiographies next week. Which key events will you put into your own life story so far?  If you wish, you could look for photos or other items over the weekend which could go into your autobiography next week!

To help you plan today, can you please make notes under each of these headings? Think about which parts of your life and story someone else might be interested in!

1) Birth and early life. Maybe this could include life up until the time that you started school?

2) Growing up. This could be stories from your younger childhood, what you were like, what you enjoyed, who your friends were, funny or embarrassing memories...

3) Influences. Who are the people who have made you who you are? Which family members, friends or people you know have been an influence to you? Are there any famous people who have been an influence to you?

4) Aspirations for the future. What do you hope to achieve? Do you have any idea about what you would like to study in the future or future career plans? What would you like to be doing in ten years?

 Topic

Complete Purple Mash tasks

Thursday

1) English: We have been thinking about biographies, so for your grammar starter today, look at the prefix bio – can you think of any root words that have bio in front? Use the Internet, a dictionary or a thesaurus if you would like! For example, you could have the word biodegradable. Can you find out or imagine what bio actually means?

2) English: Today, you are finishing off your biographies about Philippe Petit. You should have just one more section left to write, on "later life". As before, use the features of a biography and the word mat to help you write this!

Your second job is to read back and edit the whole piece of writing - it should now be one longer, extended piece of writing with four key sections. Well done for completing it! Can you use the features of a biography checklist (I have put it below for you again!) to now edit and check your work? Go through the checklist and check that you are happy that you have met all of the criteria for a biography - if you want to edit, correct or update anything, you could do this with a different colour pen or font like we do at school!

Reminder

Make sure you read something today! Anything of interest :)

 

Maths

Complete some multiplications via Timestables Rockstars

Please find answers above for yesterday's work

TODAY - Please find the tutorial below - lesson 4 Compare and order fractions less than one 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

Worksheet above

Topic

 

Learn about how we see! Watch this clip https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zbssgk7/articles/zp7f8mn

Create a diagram showing how we see light! Use keywords (reflected, bounced etc)

Good morning all!

 

Reminder

Make sure you are keeping up with your multiplication tables. You could use Timestables Rockstars.

Make sure you tackle the tables that you find difficult as we want those to go into your long-term memory.

 

1) English - Today, I would like you to think about adverbials again! I have posted a reminder of some adverbials below to help you. The second picture below shows your task - can you find as many adverbials at the beginning of paragraphs as you can? Which types of adverbials are they? You can use any book that you are reading at home to do this! 

2) English - Today, we continue writing Philippe Petit's biography. Can you write the "growing up" and "influences" paragraphs? Remember to use different openers: can you begin your sentence with a subordinating conjunction? (WHITE BUS) Remember also the features of a biography checklist which is found in yesterday's work. 

You should aim to write a long paragraph for each section - this will build up to be one long piece of writing by tomorrow! 

Reading

Remember there are lots of books to read on Purple Mash

 

Maths

Please see yesterday’s answers and today’s work above.

 

Click the link to watch the tutorial before completing today’s work.
Lesson 3 - Converting improper fractions to mixed numbers and vice versa

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

 

P:E

Couch to 5k

For the runs in Week 3, you will begin with a brisk 5-minute warm-up walk followed by 2 repetitions of the following; 90 seconds of running, 90 seconds of walking, 3 minutes of running, 3 minutes of walking.

Topic

Complete the Purple Mash tasks set

 

Maths 

See above for yesterday's answers.

Please watch the video for  Equivalent fractions and complete the worksheet posted above. You have had a go at equivalent fractions before, so today's lesson is revision and consolidation.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/.  Click the link for the video tutorial

For those who want a little extra work click herehttps://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zv798xs 

 

1) English: I want you to use a thesaurus. If you like, you can use an online one if this is easier. Think of 5 adjectives that you would use to describe Philippe Petit. This could be brave, adventurous, daring... then look them up in your thesaurus. How many synonyms can you find for this word? Note them down. This will help you later on! Try to find at least three synonyms that you like for each word. 

2) English: Yesterday, you planned a biography on Philippe Petit - I hope that you managed to find lots of research! 

Today, I would like you to start writing the first section on his early life. 

What does a biography look like? If you can't remember, I have reposted the picture of the first page of the biography of Shackleton below. Can you see there is a one-line introduction and then it goes into the early life section? These are the parts you need to write about Petit today. What did you find out about his early life? Which pieces of information are most interesting? You could handwrite or type this! 

I have also posted the features of a biography below in two documents which might help you, so please take a look at these to help you! 

Remember, you only need to write the early life section today. Good luck! I can't wait to see some of them! 

Click to enlarge 

 

Topic

RE - Book 2: the Torah. Remember that we learnt a little about the Jewish faith during our World War 2 topic: Anne Frank and others were persecuted for following this religion.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02mxblj

 

Consider these questions and jot your answers down.

 

Why is the Torah special for Jewish people?

Why is it written in a different language?

Why do you think a Jewish child would want to work hard at learning Hebrew?

What do you think the man means when he says he is like “a Jedi with a quill”?

Finally: which similarities or differences do you spot between this and the Bible?

 

 

Hi everyone, sorry to hear that there have been a few issues accessing Whiterose maths today. Please find the worksheet above. I will post answers tomorrow once everyone has had the opportunity to complete it. 

Monday 11th May

English: This week, we are going to be writing a biography of the life of Philippe Petit. Today, you need to carry out your own research on his life to help you. We are going to be using four key headings of: 

  • Early life;
  • Growing up;
  • Influence;
  • Later life.

Can you research his life and make notes under these headings? Keep them afterwards so that you can use them later in the week!

Maths

Weekly math lessons below

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

Please click the link and complete one lesson each day.

Lesson 1 - Area of rectangles

Lesson 2 - Equivalent fractions

Lesson 3 - Converting improper fractions to mixed numbers and vice versa

Lesson 4 - Compare and order fractions less than one

     

 

Topic

Country project

Today, you are going to find out something about the history of your chosen country. How old is your country? Which big historical events have happened? For example, if you are finding out about France, you could find out about the French Revolution. Present your facts in a creative way.

 

Friday

As it is a bank holiday tomorrow there will be no work set, however, you may fancy a little baking! These recipes are VE themed. You might fancy a VE celebration or an afternoon tea! https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/ve-day

Thursday

Reading

It is really tricky picking a book that everyone will enjoy... I have set some reading tasks on Purple Mash. You may not enjoy the book or find it easy, therefore next week you can select your own reading materials (or you can do this whilst completing set tasks).

English

Today I have a comprehension of biography for you to look at: this is partly because we are going to look at writing our own biographies next week! The biography I have chosen is about Shackleton, who you should know about from our topic on Antarctica! Now, there are lots of pages uploaded today - but this is because I have included both the 2* and the 3* tasks (green and blue). The 2* pages are first (with answers) and then the 3* pages - so choose your level! I have included answer sheets too so that you can mark afterwards. 

 

Maths

See below for more details

If you found multiplying 2 digit numbers difficult yesterday, give it another go today before moving on. It is best to be secure before moving onto multiplying 4-digit by 2-digits.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zrwfvk7

Topic

Complete any Purple Mash ‘To do’ tasks

 

This week's maths

Hi everyone! The numeracy work seems to have been duplicated this week! A copy and pasting error on my part.

 

We are now on 'Summer Term - Week 3 (w/c 4th May)'

This week we will be revising and consolidating multiplication and division.

Please use the following link:https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

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