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YEAR 5 HOME LEARNING

Kent Test - the closing date for applications is Friday, 15th July 2022.  Please note that only children with a date of birth between September 2011 and August 2012 will be accepted.

https://eu.operoo.com/public_forms/288459/new

KS2 HOMEWORK - 13TH JUNE 2022

The homework is for the children to learn the words to the first two verses of the Pig song, together with the words for the naturalist song.

Happy singing!

https://www.musiclinedirect.com/download/fd11cd825f9aa6b3e87503c53234be44

Primary Schools Flyer

https://www.musiclinedirect.com/download/bf38c858a06ae631ad83294e6d9584ab

BROCKHILL PARK PERFORMING ARTS SCHOOL - OPEN DAYS

Brockhill have announced the dates for their Open Evening events at Brockhill for prospective year 7 students on Wednesday 6th July and Tuesday 13th September. Parents need to book via our website www.brockhill.kent.sch.uk

A copy of the flyer with details is attached - click here

Maidstone Grammar School for Girls

SIMON LANGTON SCHOOL FOR GIRLS

Parents/Guardians are invited to attend a tour of the school with their daughters from 09.30am until 10.30am.  Students should not attend unaccompanied.  Due to a very full school calendar the dates and times offered are not flexible.  Please note that the opportunity for a Year 5 tour, although offering a brief overview of the school, does not replace the full Year 6 ‘Open Evening’ that will take place in October.

We have three tour dates on offer. Please book a place for your preferred date, using the following link http://www.langton.kent.sch.uk/406/year-5-tour-dates.  Booking will help us ensure adequate provision of tour guides.

Please note that parking is not available on site. Parking at the ‘Park and Ride’ at the top of Old Dover Road is only a short walk to the school.

We look forward to welcoming you and your daughter when you attend a tour.

FOLKESTONE SCHOOL FOR GIRLS - OPEN MORNINGS

Open mornings will be held in the school on Tuesday 3rd, Wednesday 4th, Thursday 5th and Friday 6th May 2022 from 9.30am to 10.45am.

If you would like to attend, can you please call reception on 01303 251125 to book a place, as we do have restricted numbers for each day.

DOVER GRAMMAR SCHOOL FOR GIRLS

Please find various attachments for your information

Assessment Requirements

Poster Advert

Letter to Parents

Dover Test and Tour Registration

DOVER GRAMMAR SCHOOL FOR BOYS

To apply to Dover Grammar School for Boys you need to register to take the Kent Test by Friday, 1st July and/or the Dover Boys Test by Friday, 15th July 2022.  

They will be holding their Open Evening on Tuesday, 12th July in their brand new school building. For further details and how to register for the Open Evening please visit their website: www.dgsb.co.uk.

 

Please remember the expectation for ALL children is that they read 4 times a week and have an adult sign/make a comment in their green reading records. Thank you in advance with this. 

 

HOMEWORK - 27TH MAY 2022 - KS2

For your homework please learn the song "All Rise" over the half-term holiday. (This includes knowing the lyrics). Thank you.

 

HOMEWORK - 20TH MAY 2022 - KS2

The homework for the next few weeks is to learn the songs for the end of year production - What's the Crime Mr. Wolfe?.

You will need to download the app above to get access to the songs and the children have also been given lyric sheets.  

All Key Stage 2 children need to learn the parts marked "All" on the sheets. 

Happy singing!

Whole School Writing Homework 

Tell us about your heroes 

The Kent and Medway Charity Team, in collaboration with KCC and the Reconnect Programme, is excited to give children and young people across Kent the opportunity to tell us about their heroes. 

Over the past two years we have seen HEROES come in all shapes and sizes and we want you to tell us about your HERO! Your HERO could be your Mum, Dad, Brother, Sister or someone from your local community or even someone famous from where you live. They can be real or fictional and could even be a superhero – it’s up to you! Your entry can be: 

  • A short story 
  • A poem 
  • A short play 
  • An essay 
  • A comic 
  • Or even a sound recording  It really is up to you. The ONLY thing you have to remember is that there needs to be a Hero at the centre of your entry but ALL entries MUST be a maximum of 500 words and completely your own individual and original work!  There will be three Kent Big Writing Challenge Champions selected from our district winners! All of our winners will be invited to an exclusive awards ceremony where they will be awarded: 
  • A framed certificate 
  • A celebratory book containing all the winning entries. 
  • Overall Kent Champions will receive a specially designed glass trophy. 
  • KCC will be funding a trip for the classes of the three overall winners.  *Other prizes will be confirmed at a later date.   

    Closing date: 27th May 2022  

    Please include your child’s full name and class details. We will be posting all of our entries together.    

     Happy writing! 

HOMEWORK - 13TH MAY 2022

This week we have been revising modal verbs. Please look at the attached activity sheet.

We will continue in our Maths lessons to look at using a protractor to measure angles. If you have a protractor at home, practise measuring lots of angles. Get an adult to check.  You can draw your own angles.

Continue to learn your times tables by heart and your weekly spellings. 

Kind regards 

Mrs Watson and Mrs Crook

WORKSHEET

HOMEWORK - 6TH MAY 2022

What is an angle? - BBC Bitesize

Dear Year 5, 

Look at the link above. Next week we are working on Geometry in Maths.

This weekend we would like you to research angles. 

Can you find 5 objects which have an acute, obtuse, reflex and right-angles?

Have fun looking around the house and in the garden. 

Be ready to tell us all about what you found in our lessons. 

Enjoy the sunshine!

Mrs. Crook & Mrs. Watson

 

HOMEWORK - 29TH APRIL 2022

Year 5 have been looking at different types of adverbs in our GPS lessons. Have a look at the sheets regarding adverbs for probability. 

Keep reading as often as possible and learning your spellings and times tables. 

Kind regards

Mrs Watson and Mrs Crook

WORKSHEET

 

HOMEWORK - 22ND APRIL 2022

This week in Maths we have been looking at equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages. Have a look at the sheet for some revision activities. Try to remember the main equivalents for 25%, 50%, 75% and 20%. 

Continue to read as often as possible and learn your spellings this week. 

And don't forget those times tables. 

Best wishes

Mrs Crook and Mrs Watson

WORKSHEET

 

HOMEWORK - 1ST APRIL - EASTER BREAK

The children's homework over the holidays is to rest well and spend time with friends and family. There is always reading, Times Tables and spellings revision for those children who are extra keen and are able to fit it in between relaxing and family time. 

Have a great Easter Holidays and see you all in TERM 5!

 

HOMEWORK - 25TH MARCH 2022

Whole school Easter garden

Using recycled materials, create an Easter garden which you can bring into school. This will be displayed for everyone to see!  All the details are in the Lenten letter that has previously been sent out. 

Have a good weekend.

 

HOMEWORK - 18TH MARCH 2022

This week in Maths we have been looking at converting fractions into decimals and solving problems. Work on some of the activity sheets attached.

Keep learning your spellings and reading as often as possible. 

Kind regards

Mrs Watson and Mrs Crook

STEP 2 

STEP 3 

 

HOMEWORK - 11TH MARCH 2022

This week in our English lessons we have been looking at how to use interesting and varied sentence openers to make our writing exciting to read.  Try writing your own first chapter to a story or your own diary entry using really good sentence openers. Attached are some sheets to help you. Bring your work in to share with the class.

Make sure you read as often as possible and learn your spellings. Don't forget the times tables too! 

Kind regards

Mrs Watson and Mrs Crook

ed - openers

ly - openers

ing - openers

 

HOMEWORK - 4TH MARCH 2022

This week in our Maths lesson we have continued with our work on fractions. Practise how to add and subtract fractions, converting mixed numbers to improper fractions and simplifying fractions to their smallest form. 

Attached are lots of activity sheets to practise subtracting fractions. Just try one or two activities, pick some from the different sheets. They progress in difficulty, so just have a look at a few questions. Try to have a go before looking at the answers on the last page! Impress someone with your maths knowledge! 

Please read as often as possible and try to collect four signatures from an adult in your green contact book.

Make sure you learn your spellings and times tables. 

Keep collecting colourful food wrappers for our forthcoming art project. As part of our D.T. project, we are making pop-up books. You could have a practise on how to make sliders, levers and pop-up structures from scrap paper before we make our final pop-up books in class. Once you master this you can have lots of fun making your own books or cards at home.  

Kind regards

Mrs Watson and Mrs Crook

Step 12

Step 13

Step 14

Step 15

 

HOMEWORK - 25TH FEBRUARY 2022

This week in Maths we have been continuing with our work on fractions. We have really worked hard at adding fractions so please have a go at the Maths activity that will be sent home. Think about how we add fractions with common denominators, mixed denominators and then both mixed numbers and different denominators. 

Keep learning your times tables and you will have new spellings to learn with the sounds 'tion' and 'sion'. Keep up with the reading too! 

Best wishes

Mrs Crook and Mrs Watson 

 

Year 5

Tuesday 22nd February 2022

As always, just do your best with home learning. If you or your child are unwell, we would not expect you to do the activities as your well-being is more important. Each family circumstance will be different, so just do what you can. Please remember that you can call school to talk to either Mrs Crook or Mrs Watson should you need further advice about your child’s learning.

Don’t forget that it is Parent’s Evening this week. Please dial in on Tuesday or Wednesday night. It is easy to forget when your child is not at school. Please contact Mrs Knight if you do not have details or an appointment.

Maths

Please follow this link to watch the video for each day’s learning.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning

Choose your child’s year group and click on current week for teaching video. Watch the video first before attempting the activity please. If you do not have a printer and the activity is a worksheet then children can just write their answers in their book or on paper.

A useful resource to support your math’s work this week:

https://mathsbot.com/manipulatives/fractionWall

Day of the week

Topic

Link to activity

Answer Sheet

Monday

INSET DAY

Tuesday

Spr5.7.1 - Add fractions on Vimeo

Y5-Spring-Block-2-WO10-Add-fractions-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Y5-Spring-Block-2-ANS10-Add-fractions-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Wednesday

 Spr5.7.2 - Add mixed numbers activity on Vimeo

Activity – no work sheets

Thursday

Spr5.7.3 - Add mixed numbers on Vimeo

Y5-Spring-Block-2-WO11-Add-mixed-numbers-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Y5-Spring-Block-2-ANS11-Add-mixed-numbers-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Friday

 Spr5.7.4 - Subtract fractions on Vimeo

Y5-Spring-Block-2-WO12-Subtract-fractions-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Y5-Spring-Block-2-ANS12-Subtract-fractions-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Maths Challenges visit: https://nrich.maths.org/8957

Choose an additional challenge of your choice to complete.

English

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monday

 

 

 

INSET DAY

 

 

 

 

Tuesday

 

LO: To infer thoughts, events and emotions in The Highwayman

Look at the PowerPoint. After going through it use the Hotseat Highwayman sheet to answer the questions for either Beth or the Highwayman. After answering the questions make a list of emotions that either character may have felt up until the point where they parted company at the start of the poem. Make a list of at least 20 different words/phrases that you could use in your letter tomorrow.

Wednesday

 L.O. To understand the features needed in an informal letter.

 

 

 

 

L.O. To be able to plan an informal emotional letter from a characters perspective.

Look the PDF attached to understand the features of writing an informal letter. This will help you know how to set out an informal letter and what to include to make this a really strong piece of writing.

 

After reading the poem of the Highway Man again, pause at the point where the Highway Man leaves Bess after promising he will return to her another time.

Try to take on the role of either Bess or the Highwayman and imagine how they are feeling once parted.

Write down some phrases and words to convey the emotions they are feeling about each other. Then plan out a draft letter either as Bess to the Highway Man or the Highway Man to Bess. Think about how in a letter you want to convey how the character is feeling. For example do they miss each other, when will they see each other, how are they feeling and what will they do while apart? You can describe the scene without each other. Who is now with them, watching them or following them? How will they feel once they meet again? Use a thesaurus to gather lots of emotive words.

Thursday

 

L.O. To write an informal emotional letter from the perspective of a character

 

 

Using your notes from yesterday, write neatly a letter to either Bess or the Highway Man in role of either character. Remember the features and layout needed to write a strong emotional letter. Use fantastic vocabulary to convey how they are feeling. Make lots of references to the poem and use some of the vocabulary from the poem itself. When you’ve finished read your letter to someone at home and see their reaction. You’ll hopefully see a reaction from your audience if your letter is really emotional.

Friday

L.O. To be able to edit a piece of work and read aloud to an audience.

Today take some feedback from your letter. Can you improve it in any way? Check your spellings and punctuation carefully.

Read this to other people and when you read aloud try to read it with expression and drama to captive your audience. You can make this into a little piece of drama for effect!

 

GPS: continuing our work on using brackets, dashes and commas for parenthesis.

What is parenthesis? - BBC Bitesize

Try to include parenthesis in your English writing or write a piece separately to practise.

 

Tuesday Afternoon

PE Compete in a number of personal challenges that focus on you competing against yourself and trying to improve your personal performance.

Personal Challenge Document - Personal Challenge - Kent School Games

Music - To sing in canon

In this lesson, we will explore our vocal range with a stretching warm up. Then we will learn two songs to sing in canon.

To sing in canon (thenational.academy)

RHE-Life is all about balance

Life is all about balance (thenational.academy)

In this lesson, our learning objective is to learn about what makes a balanced lifestyle. Within this lesson, we will compare and contrast two very different lifestyles. Our two main characters will take part in a race which they have prepared for very differently. Who will win? This will help the children to understand that there are different components which make up a balanced lifestyle and from this, they will then create a prompt to stick somewhere in the house.

Wednesday Afternoon

RE. L.O. To understand the Eucharist as a memorial sacrifice of Jesus

In the last lesson we looked at how the celebration of the Eucharist reminds us of the love God has for us and Jesus’s sacrifice for us. This reminds us of the Last Supper and by celebrating the Eucharist we are keeping the memory of Jesus alive.

During the celebration of the Eucharist, when the priest holds up the host and then the wine, we remember the Last Supper. The priest consecrates the bread and wine and Catholics believe they are then in the real presence of Christ. They then say The Mystery of Faith

The first one is:

We proclaim your Death,

O Lord and profess your

Resurrection until you come again.

The second one is:

When we eat this Bread and drink this Cup,

We proclaim your Death, O Lord,

Until you come again.

The third one is:

Save us Saviour of the world,

For by your Cross and Resurrection

You have set us free

  • Over 2000 years after Jesus’ Death and Resurrection, his words and the memory of his sacrifice are being kept alive through the celebration of the Eucharist.

Discuss the meaning of this for Christians and give reasons why their lives may be shaped by this.

  • Copy out and illustrate the words of one of these responses using pictures or symbols.

Thursday Afternoon

Science –  What impact do gears, levers and pulleys have on forces? (thenational.academy)

What impact do gears, levers and pulleys have on forces?

In this lesson, we will first aim to understand the purpose of simple machines. We will then focus on gears, levers and pulleys to find out how they work and how they can be useful. We will also complete some questions throughout the lesson which will help us check our understanding.

Friday Afternoon

Art- L.O. To create a continuous line drawing.

Ask the children to draw a portrait of themselves (using a mirror) or of the person opposite them.

They must draw in a continuous line, without taking their pencil from the paper and complete the exercise within three minutes. If they do take their hand from the paper, they must put it back exactly where they left off.

Find a favourite poem or extract of text to copy. Placing tracing paper over their continuous line portrait, the children should then write their poem/text extract around the portrait, following the line as they write.

Encourage children to get as creative as they can and use some of the words or letters in key places. For example, they could strategically place a word with the letter ‘o’ in it on the bottom lid of the eye, with a large ‘o’ forming the pupil. Encourage them to experiment, varying the size and style of their writing.

When finished, get the children to go over their portraits in a black or coloured pen to draw attention to certain parts, making them stand out.

When the class has completed this task, photocopy the final tracing paper version, as this is the finished poetry portrait.

Hotseat Highwayman

Inference in the Highwayman

Example Text

 

 

HOMEWORK - 11TH FEBRUARY 2022

Homework Year 5 

February Half Term

We would love to create a lovely display of some fabulous reviews of books that you have read since you have been in Year 5. This display will inspire other children to read books that you have enjoyed.  Use the link below to help you remember what would be in a book review. 

How to write a book review | BookTrust

You can write your book review or do it on the computer, it is up to you!

Please return before Friday 25th February. 

Have a great holiday!

Mrs. Crook & Mrs. Watson 

 

HOMEWORK - 4TH FEBRUARY 2022

This week you need to create a poster about Doctor ABC based on a lesson we did this week on putting someone in the recovery position.  Make sure you explain what DR A. B. C. means. If you have some space you can add details about the recovery position. 

Kind regards

Mrs Watson and Mrs Crook. 

 

 

Year 5

Monday 7th February 2022

As always, just do your best with home learning. If you or your child are unwell, we would not expect you to do the activities as your well-being is more important. Each family circumstance will be different, so just do what you can. Please remember that you can call school to talk to either Mrs Crook or Mrs Watson should you need further advice about your child’s learning.

Maths

Please follow this link to watch the video for each day’s learning.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning

Choose your child’s year group and click on current week for teaching video. Watch the video first before attempting the activity please. If you do not have a printer and the activity is a worksheet then children can just write their answers in their book or on paper.

A useful resource to support your math’s work this week:

https://mathsbot.com/manipulatives/fractionWall

 

Day of the week

Topic

Link to activity

Answer Sheet

Monday

Spr5.6.1 - Compare and order fractions more than 1 (second part of worksheet) on Vimeo

Y5-Spring-Block-2-WO6-Compare-and-order-fractions-greater-than-1-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Only to be accessed once you’ve

completed your work.

Y5-Spring-Block-2-ANS6-Compare-and-order-fractions-greater-than-1-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Tuesday

Spr5.6.2 - Add and subtract fractions on Vimeo

Y5-Spring-Block-2-WO7-Add-and-subtract-fractions-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Y5-Spring-Block-2-ANS7-Add-and-subtract-fractions-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Wednesday

 Spr5.6.3 - Add fractions within 1 activity on Vimeo

Activity – no worksheets

Activity – no worksheets

Thursday

Spr5.6.4 - Add fractions within 1 on Vimeo

Y5-Spring-Block-2-WO8-Add-fractions-within-1-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Y5-Spring-Block-2-ANS8-Add-fractions-within-1-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Friday

 Spr5.6.5 - Add 3 of more fractions on Vimeo

Y5-Spring-Block-2-WO9-Add-3-or-more-fractions-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Y5-Spring-Block-2-ANS9-Add-3-or-more-fractions-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Maths Challenges visit: https://nrich.maths.org/8957

Choose an additional challenge of your choice to complete.

English

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are beginning to study a very famous poem this week called “The Highwayman” by Alfred Noyes.

 

In this lesson, we will learn about who highwaymen were. We do so in order to help us understand the context of the poem. We will also read aloud the first verse.

 

 

LO: To build knowledge of the historical context of the poem 'The Highwayman'

 

 

 

To build knowledge of the historical context of the poem 'The Highwayman' (thenational.academy)

Tuesday

 

 

LO: To analyse the opening of the poem 'The Highwayman'

In this lesson, we will explore vocabulary in the opening verse of the poem and practise writing complex sentences using this vocabulary.

 

 

 

To analyse the opening of the poem 'The Highwayman' (thenational.academy)

Wednesday

Look at the writing a playscript PowerPoint.  

 

Work your way through and plan your playscript ready to begin writing tomorrow.

 

LO: To plan my characters, setting and vocabulary for my playscript.

Plan your playscript based on two men meeting near the Inn where Bess and the Highwayman met. Imagine the conversation they may have with each other. They could be in the road as the Highwayman rides past to see Bess. Look at the Highwayman PowerPoint to inspire you!

Thursday

 

 

 

 

Lo: To write my playscript using all required conventions.

 

Write your script.

 

Think carefully about all the word you use to create your characters.

 

 Feel free to type it up if you want!

 

 

Friday

LO: Complete writing your playscript.

 

Ensure that you have read it through and checked all spellings and punctuation. Use a different colour to correct any errors.

Once you have completed act your playscript out to a family member. You could even give someone else a part and act it out with them. Remember to follow the stage directions!

 

GPS: GPS focus

L.O. To understand how to use parenthesis

See attached activity sheets to complete.

This week’s spellings are: ie  

  1. belief
  2. grief
  3. believe
  4. relief
  5. chief
  6. piece
  7. receive
  8. achieve
  9. unbelievable

      10.unachievable

Look at other spellings with this ie rule.

Spelling ie and ei words, the i before e except after c rule. (spellzone.com)

Please practise these throughout the week.

Monday Afternoon

RHE

Go online and research SAFER INTERNET DAY 2022

What can you find out? Can you learn at least 5 new things about internet safety that you didn’t know before? Tell an adult what you’ve learnt.

Tuesday Afternoon

PE Compete in a number of personal challenges that focus on you competing against yourself and trying to improve your personal performance.

Personal Challenge Document - Personal Challenge - Kent School Games

Music - To sing in canon

In this lesson, we will explore our vocal range with a stretching warm up. Then we will learn two songs to sing in canon.

To sing in canon (thenational.academy)

Wednesday Afternoon

RE.L.O. To make links with the Last Supper and the Passover.

Remind yourself of the Jewish festival of the Passover and that it reminds the the Jews when God freed their people from slavery. Read the Gospel Luke 22:14-20. This is where Jesus makes some changes to the Passover meal as a memorial to his sacrifice to us.

  1. What was so different about the preparation for Passover this time?
  2. What was different about this celebration of Passover?
  3. Do you think the disciples understood what Jesus said and did at the time or only when they looked back and why?
  4. What do you think was the significance of Jesus breaking the bread?
  5. What do you think Jesus meant when he said his blood would be poured out for them?
  6. Why do you think Jesus wanted to leave this kind of memory with his disciples?

Draw or paint a picture of the Last Supper and think about what the meanings are behind the actions of this event.

Thursday Afternoon

Science – Two short lessons today.

LO: Which factors affect an object's ability to float?

In this lesson, we will be discussing upthrust (or buoyancy) in more detail. We will discuss what density is and how it affects floating. We will also discuss the link between weight and upthrust. Finally, we will make some predictions which we will test.

Which factors affect an object's ability to float? (thenational.academy)

LO: What impact do gears, levers and pulleys have on forces?

In this lesson, we will first aim to understand the purpose of simple machines. We will then focus on gears, levers and pulleys to find out how they work and how they can be useful. We will also complete some questions throughout the lesson which will help us check our understanding.

What impact do gears, levers and pulleys have on forces? (thenational.academy)

Friday Afternoon

Art- L.O. To develop observational drawing.

Using your observational skills and a pencil, try to extend the lines from the picture of a piece of fabric. (see attached photocopy) Use the HB pencil to extend the drawing so that the lines are a continuation of the lines that are already there. You need to control your pencil and extend the lines and pattern from the edge of the picture. This is to improve your fine drawing skills and careful observations.

Play Script

Writing A Play Script

Perfecting Parentheses

 

 

HOMEWORK - 28TH JANUARY 2022

This week we have been working on fractions. In particular we have focused on improper fractions and mixed number fractions. We will hand out a sheet to help you revise this concept. Please practice this concept of converting between mixed numbers and improper fractions. 

Continue to learn your times tables and read as often as possible. Please make sure you bring your green reading record books to school every day. 

Best wishes 

Mrs Crook and Mrs Watson

 

Year 5

Monday 31st January 2022 - Friday 4th February 2022.

As always, just do your best with home learning. If you or your child are unwell, we would not expect you to do the activities as your well-being is more important. Each family circumstance will be different, so just do what you can.

Please remember that you call school and request a telephone call from your class teacher to go over any queries.

Maths

Please follow this link to watch the video for each day’s learning.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning

Choose your child’s year group and click on current week for teaching video. Watch the video first before attempting the activity please. If you do not have a printer and the activity is a worksheet then children can just write their answers in their book or on paper.

A useful resource to support your math’s work this week: https://mathsbot.com/manipulatives/fractionWall

Day of the week

Topic

Link to activity

Answer Sheet

Monday

Spr5.4.2 - Equivalent fractions (1) on Vimeo

Y4-Spring-Block-3-WO2-Equivalent-fractions-1-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Only to be accessed once you’ve

completed your work.

Y4-Spring-Block-3-ANS2-Equivalent-fractions-1-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Tuesday

Spr5.4.3 - Equivalent fractions on Vimeo

Y5-Spring-Block-2-WO1-Equivalent-fractions-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Y5-Spring-Block-2-ANS1-Equivalent-fractions-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Wednesday

Two-part lesson Day 1

 Spr5.5.3 - Compare and order fractions less than 1 (first part of worksheet) on Vimeo

Y5-Spring-Block-2-WO5-Compare-and-order-fractions-less-than-1-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Y5-Spring-Block-2-ANS5-Compare-and-order-fractions-less-than-1-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Thursday

Day 2

Spr5.5.4 - Compare and order fractions less than 1 (second part of worksheet) on Vimeo

 

Y5-Spring-Block-2-WO5-Compare-and-order-fractions-less-than-1-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Y5-Spring-Block-2-ANS5-Compare-and-order-fractions-less-than-1-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Friday

Two-part lesson Day 2

Spr5.5.5 - Compare and order fractions more than 1 (first part of worksheet) on Vimeo

 

Y5-Spring-Block-2-WO6-Compare-and-order-fractions-greater-than-1-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Y5-Spring-Block-2-ANS6-Compare-and-order-fractions-greater-than-1-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Maths Challenges visit: https://nrich.maths.org/8957

Choose an additional challenge of your choice to complete.

English

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LO: identify parts of a newspaper.

 

This week we are going to write an article about the Great Fire of London.

 

Starter

What are the features of a newspaper?

 

Follow the link:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z2yycdm/articles/z2gk9qt

 

 

 

 

  1. Watch this video about how to write a news article. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zgqxwnb/articles/zbsbwty

 

Research

Research in more detail The Great Fire of London. Mind map some key points that you might want to include in your article.

 

Don’t forget to include the facts:

-What?

-When?

-Who?

-Where?

-Why?

Tuesday

& Wednesday

LO: to be able to plan a newspaper report.

 

Follow the link to find out what you need to include in your report.

 

https://schools.firstnews.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/blog/journalistic-writing/features-of-a-newspaper-report-ks2.pdf

 

 

Plan your newspaper report.

 

  1. Think of a catchy headline: https://schools.firstnews.co.uk/blog/journalistic-writing/newspaper-headlines-ks2/
  2. Plan the other sections of your report e.g. the lead.
  3. Use the information provided in the ‘First News’ document to help you plan what you need to include.

Thursday

 

LO: to complete a first draft.

 

 

Complete a rough draft of your newspaper article this can be completed on scrap paper. After you have completed your first draft edit your work.

 

Tips on how to edit your work can be found here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmbr47h

 

 

 

Friday

LO: to complete a final draft.

 

 

Edit and read through your planning from yesterday.

 

Complete a final draft of your newspaper article. You could complete your final draft on Microsoft Word or Publisher.

 

However, you might want to make your newspaper report look authentic for the time period. Find out how to make paper look old here:

https://www.topteachingtools.com/blog/paper-staining-making-paper-look-old

WARNING: make sure you are supervised by an adult.

English (Alternative task)

LO: To write a diary entry in role

You may wish to write a diary entry of someone living at the time of the Great Fire of London. Think about what happened each day of the fire and write a paragraph for each day. Think about what would make the diary fascinating for your audience to read.

Could you write about the smells, the sounds, the tastes and the emotions that you and others are feeling. Remember to use commas for clarity and even better, a rhetorical question. Think about your vocabulary choices carefully and add some short sentences for effect. We can’t wait to read it!

This week’s spellings are:

membership

craftsmanship

ownership

fellowship

partnership

apprenticeship

dictatorship

citizenship

championship

sponsorship

Please practise these throughout the week.

Monday Afternoon

Geography – What is a city and what makes London important?

Watch this clip about settlements: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/geography-ks1--ks2-cities-towns-villages/zjn492p

Think about examples of key features in London you have seen or experienced, such as:

-              Sky-scrapers

-              Museums

-              Leisure facilities

-              Shops/Restaurants

Can you research the difference between the City of London and Greater London?

Create a fact file based on a famous sky-scraper in London, such as The Gherkin or The Shard, including the size, where they are based, when they were built and what they are used for.

RHE

Can you research the recovery position and basic first aid that you might be able to give someone?

Make a poster to show what yu have learnt and be ready to talk to an adult about it.

Tuesday Afternoon

PE Compete in a number of personal challenges that focus on you competing against yourself and trying to improve your personal performance.

Personal Challenge Document – Personal Challenge – Kent School Games

MusicSamuel Pepys and the Great Fire of London – Part 1

Explore The Great Fire of London through some simple songs.

Follow the link to listen to ‘Part 1’: 1. Samuel Pepys and the Great Fire of London – Part 1 – BBC Teach

Wednesday Afternoon

RE .L.O. To explore how different memories are kept alive.

Talk about why memories are important and the impact they can have on people’s lives.

What evokes a memory?  Talk about the senses (sight, sound, touch, taste, smell) and how these triggers our memories of people, places, events, and accomplishments etc.

What was your outstanding memory of these experiences? How can good memories be kept alive?

Take one particular memory and describe how recalling and keeping it alive can have a significant impact on the life, the decisions and values of that person.

Thursday Afternoon

Science Lesson 1 What are contact forces? https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-are-contact-forces-74t3gc  

In this lesson, we will learn about contact forces. We will discuss air and water resistance and examine what balance and unbalanced forces are. We will also investigate friction. Based on our investigation we will make conclusions about the causes and characteristics of friction.

LESSON 2 What are non-contact forces?

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-are-non-contact-forces-6djkgd

In this lesson, we will recap the definition of non-contact forces. We will also investigate gravity and gravitational force and learn about Galileo by completing an investigation. Finally, we will learn about magnetic force, including some uses for magnets.

Friday Afternoon

Art- Play with collage! Have some fun.

Follow along with the video to make a collage using bold shapes, and a collage portrait. https://www.tate.org.uk/kids/make/cut-paste/play-collage

French Can you speak in French to your adult at home. Try and remember your work from last week with Mrs Hockey about drinks and vocabulary. How much vocabulary can you remember about food and shopping?

HOMEWORK - 21ST JANUARY 2022

Dear Year 5 Parents,

Every week we will put a piece of optional homework on the website that you and your child can access. Only do it if you feel that your child would benefit from it and you have the time to do it with them. Homework should not cause stress in your household. 

English for this week 21/1/22 

Homophones

Can you remember what a homophone is? Make a list of at least 20 that you might use. Only write down ones that you DO NOT already know the spellings. 

Additionally, can you research words AFFECT and EFFECT and PRACTICE and PRACTISE. When should you use each one? Be ready to tell Mrs Crook and Mrs Watson. 

Homework will be sent on a Friday every week. If it needs to be returned, please return before the following Friday. 

Our current topic is 17th Century London and is called, "Fire, Fever, Fashion."

We encourage your child to research at home, get books from the library, watch TV programmes, look (safely) online, and become super independent learners. We are happy to see work the children produce at home and always give them house points for additional work. Over the years for this topic children have made Tudor style houses which we have put up in the classroom. They have made plague and Great Fire of London fact files, posters, pictures, sewing, dances, paintings, raps, poems. Whatever excites them...follow their passion! Feel free to enjoy the learning with your child and find out what we have been doing in class with them. We don't expect your child to do all these things. Just what interests them. Maybe one or two over the period of the topic?

Many thanks in advance with your support with the children with this. The best model for our fabulous St. Augustine's children is for us all to work together in partnership to support their learning. 

Kind regards,

Mrs. Crook & Mrs. Watson

 

Year 5

Monday 17th January 2021

As always, just do your best with home learning. If you or your child are unwell, we would not expect you to do the activities as your well-being is more important. Each family circumstance will be different, so just do what you can.

Maths

Please follow this link to watch the video for each day’s learning.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning

Choose your child’s year group and click on current week for teaching video. Watch the video first before attempting the activity please. If you do not have a printer and the activity is a worksheet then children can just write their answers in their book or on paper.

 

Day of the week

Topic

Link to activity

Answer Sheet

Monday

Spr5.2.5 - Divide 2-digits by 1-digit on Vimeo

 

Recap Divide 2-digits by 1-digit (1)

 

Y4-Spring-Block-1-WO8-Divide-2-digits-by-1-digit-1-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Only to be accessed once you’ve

completed your work.

 

Y4-Spring-Block-1-ANS8-Divide-2-digits-by-1-digit-1-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Tuesday

Spr5.3.1 - Divide 2-digits by 1-digit (2) on Vimeo

Recap Divide 2-digits by 1-digit (2)

 

Y4-Spring-Block-1-WO9-Divide-2-digits-by-1-digit-2-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Y4-Spring-Block-1-ANS9-Divide-2-digits-by-1-digit-2-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Wednesday

Spr5.3.2 - Divide 3-digits by 1-digit on Vimeo

 

Recap Divide 3-digits by 1-digit

 

Y4-Spring-Block-1-WO10-Divide-3-digits-by-1-digit-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Y4-Spring-Block-1-ANS10-Divide-3-digits-by-1-digit-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Thursday

Spr5.3.3 - Divide 4-digits by 1-digit on Vimeo

 

 

Divide 4-digits by 1-digit

Y5-Spring-Block-1-WO6-Divide-4-digits-by-1-digit-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

 

Y5-Spring-Block-1-ANS6-Divide-4-digits-by-1-digit-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Friday

Spr5.3.4 - Divide with remainders on Vimeo

 

Divide with remainders

Y5-Spring-Block-1-WO7-Divide-with-remainders-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Y5-Spring-Block-1-ANS7-Divide-with-remainders-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Maths Challenges visit: https://nrich.maths.org/8956

Choose an additional challenge of your choice to complete.

English (cross-curricular links with History)

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LO: to identify the key features of instructional writing.

 

Rich Food

How many of you have eaten a banana in the last week? Today bananas are something that we often eat and take for granted, but back in the 17th Century, they were new and exotic. Bananas and pineapples were luxury foods from the Tropics that only the very wealthiest people could afford to eat. Tomatoes were also something new in the 1600’s and many people refused to eat them, believing them to be poisonous! Along with coffee and tea, chocolate also appeared for the first time in the 17th Century as a drink.

 

There was a very big difference between the food eaten by the rich and the poor. The food of the wealthiest people would have been full of ‘spices’ such as sugar, salt, pepper, ginger, currants, raisins and dates. Meals for the wealthy would have consisted of several different courses of very rich food. Meat was eaten at breakfast time by those that could afford it. Lunch was called dinner and this was the biggest meal of the day for most people. Supper was the final meal of the day.

  1. Research recipes and menus of the 17th Century on the internet.

 

  1. Look at the ways in which recipes are laid out e.g. listing the ingredients and amounts followed by sequential instructions.

 

  1. Watch this short video about instructional writing - https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/english-ks1-ks2-how-to-write-instructions/zrvtscw

 

  1. Write your own recipe that would appeal to a wealthy family.

 

 

 

 

Tuesday

 LO: to research information from a variety of sources.

 

On the move!

 

Starter Questions

Do you know what a pedestrian is? Where have you come across this word in your daily lives? What symbol is usually used to represent a pedestrian on modern signs?

 

At the beginning of the 17th Century, most Londoners lived close to the places where they worked, shopped and worshipped. It was a city of pedestrians. However as the 1600’s went on people began to get around London in different ways. New forms of transport became fashionable, particularly amongst the rich.

 

A sedan chair was a popular means of transport for a wealthy lady. Originally called a 'litter', it was created by lashing two wooden poles to an enclosed cabin that contained a chair or small couch. For the wealthiest, it could consist of a bed for the passenger or passengers to lie on. These were carried by at least two porters in front and behind. The porters were known as "chairmen.” Chairmen moved at a good pace and had the right-of-way over people on foot. Pedestrians hearing "By your leave" behind them knew to flatten themselves against walls or railings as the chairmen rushed through. There were frequent accidents, tipped over chairs, and smashed glass-paned windows!

Research

 

  1. Use the internet/books to research sedan chairs in the 17th Century.

 

  1. Draw a detailed picture of a sedan chair. Label your image with interesting facts that you’ve researched. 

 

 

Optional Challenge

 

Use the internet to research modern developments in the history of London transportation such as Boris bikes and congestion charges.

 

 

 

Wednesday

 

On the move!

 

Horse-drawn carriages became more and more popular in London as the 17th Century went on. There were regular carriage and sedan chair traffic jams in London by the end of the century. The most common form of horse drawn carriage was a hackney carriage. These could be hired to take the traveller around the city in the same way that a modern taxi does. By the 1660’s wealthier citizens of the capital wanted to show off their wealth and status by having their own carriage, horses and footmen. Samuel Pepys, the famous diarist, was one of those wealthy enough to purchase his own carriage and horses. His carriage footmen were dressed in a special uniform called a livery.

 

 

-Research the role of a footman in more detail.

 

-Design a job advertisement for a footman of the 17th Century.

 

Tips

  1. You should include the job title. 
  2. The main duties e.g. assisting passengers.
  3. What knowledge and skills will they need e.g. good customer care and communication skills.
  4. Include a list of personal qualities e.g. friendly.

 

Thursday

The Great Fire of London

 

LO: to know about the main events of the Great Fire of London on a timeline

 

 

 

Introduce the main points about the Great Fire of London. Do some research and make notes on a timeline of what happened. This can take the format of a story board with pictures and words.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Er3GKw8Z3R4

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NG-wA9U9dwQ

 

Friday

Pudding Lane

L.O. To be able to describe the scene from Pudding Lane

 

 

 

https://www.literacyshed.com/puddinglane.html

 

Take the children back in time to the night before The Great Fire. 
- Ask the children what they notice about London at this time.  Is it what they expected? 
- What are the differences?  What are the similarities?
- Why is the washing hung across the streets and pigs hanging outside buildings?
- think who may be living there: baker, butcher, priest, beggar. 
- close your eyes…what can you hear? noises; screams and crackling awake them.  They smell smoke. How do they react?

Write a description of the scene in Pudding Lane as the fire starts. Remember to use exciting adjectives.

 

This week’s spellings are:

happiness

tidiness

hardness

childishness

madness

willingness

nastiness

carelessness

silliness

foolishness

Please practise these throughout the week.

 

Online Books: https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/storybooks-and-games/

 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

 

Monday Afternoon

 

Geography – LO: to explain how a settlement can change over time.

Read through the attached PowerPoint ‘London Then and Now’ to learn how the settlement of London has changed over time.

Tuesday Afternoon

PE Treasure Chest

How to play:

• Place the 10 treasure items; socks, shoes, small toys at one end of the room, known as the treasure chest.

• Run and collect an item and return it back to the start as quickly as possible.

• How many items can you collect in 60 seconds?

• Can you race against someone else to see who can collect the most items?

Follow the link to watch a demonstration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFrgTzhAahw&list=PLnwoPgo24bhmqV8Y76iXnwYw9T9AlxbqJ&index=31

Wednesday Afternoon

RE – LO: To know and explain the mission of our diocese.

These parish families form part of larger Christian communities called dioceses.  

Home: Archdiocese of Southwark (rcsouthwark.co.uk)

Look around this website to gain a better understanding of the role of a diocese is to the Catholic community. Make some notes to bring back into school.

SOME KEY QUESTIONS

  1. What is the name of your diocese?
  2. What is the name of the leader of your diocese?
  3. What is the name of your Cathedral?
  4. Where is it?
  5. What is the bishop’s seat?

 

Thursday Afternoon

Outdoor Learning/ Science – It’s all in the fall

This is a great challenge to learn about gravity and forces! Design your own parachutes and put them to the test. Use your findings to develop your ideas!

Follow the link to download the activity: https://www.ltl.org.uk/resources/its-all-in-the-fall/

Friday Afternoon

Art- Go on a colour walk

Take a colourful treasure hunt walk through your neighbourhood or around your house.

Follow the link: https://www.tate.org.uk/kids/make/cut-paste/go-on-colour-walk

 

 

 

 

HOMEWORK - 14TH JANUARY 2022

This week in Maths we have been working at our written methods for long multiplication. There will be a sheet to practise this method but please start at 2 digits multiplied by 2 digits and make sure you are secure with this first before moving onto larger numbers.  You don't have to use the sheet and instead make up a page of your own calculations. 

Make sure you continue to learn all your times tables by heart, read as often as possible and practise your spellings. 

Kind Regards

Mrs Crook and Mrs Watson

 

 

 

HOMEWORK - 7TH JANUARY 2022

Dear Year 5 Parents, 

Happy New Year and welcome back to Term 3!

Every week we will put a piece of optional homework on the website that you and your child can access. Only do it if you feel that your child would benefit from it and you have the time to do it with them. Homework should not cause stress in your household. 

English/Science for this week 7/1/22 

Over the next month we will be studying FORCES in Science. 

We would like you to research a man called SIR ISAAC NEWTON. 

Find out all about him and create a fact file. This can be by folding an A4 piece of paper in half. 

Include pictures, captions, headings and some fabulous fact,  not only about him but maybe about being a scientist in the 17th Century. 

We can't wait to find what you come up with!

Homework will be sent on a Friday every week. If it needs to be returned, please return before the following Friday. 

Our new topic starting in January is based on 17th Century London and is called, "Fire, Fever, Fashion."

We encourage your child to research at home, get books from the library, watch TV programmes, look (safely) online, and become super independent learners. We are happy to see work the children produce at home and always give them house points for additional work. Over the years for this topic children have made Tudor style houses which we have put up in the classroom. They have made plague and Great Fire of London fact files, posters, pictures, sewing, dances, paintings, raps, poems. Whatever excites them...follow their passion! Feel free to enjoy the learning with your child and find out what we have been doing in class with them. We don't expect your child to do all these things. Just what interests them. Maybe one or two over the period of the topic?

Many thanks in advance with your support with the children with this. The best model for our fabulous St. Augustine's children is for us all to work together in partnership to support their learning. 

Kind regards,

Mrs. Crook & Mrs. Watson

 

Year 5 - HOME LEARNING

Monday 10th January 2021

As always, just do your best with home learning. If you or your child are unwell, we would not expect you to do the activities as your well-being is more important. Each family circumstance will be different, so just do what you can.

Maths

Please follow this link to watch the video for each day’s learning.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning

Choose your child’s year group and click on current week for teaching video. Watch the video first before attempting the activity please. If you do not have a printer and the activity is a worksheet then children can just write their answers in their book or on paper.

 

Day of the week

Topic

Link to activity

Answer Sheet

Monday

Spr5.1.5 - Multiply 2-digits (area model) on Vimeo

Y5-Spring-Block-1-WO2-Multiply-2-digits-area-model-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Only to be accessed once you’ve

completed your work.

Y5-Spring-Block-1-ANS2-Multiply-2-digits-area-model-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

 

Tuesday

Spr5.2.1 - Multiply 2-digits by 2-digits on Vimeo

Multiply 2-digits by 2-digits

Y5-Spring-Block-1-WO3-Multiply-2-digits-by-2-digits-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Y5-Spring-Block-1-ANS3-Multiply-2-digits-by-2-digits-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Wednesday

Spr5.2.2 - Multiply 3-digits by 2-digits on Vimeo

 

Multiply 3-digits by 2-digits

 

 

Y5-Spring-Block-1-WO4-Multiply-3-digits-by-2-digits-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

 

Y5-Spring-Block-1-ANS4-Multiply-3-digits-by-2-digits-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Thursday

Spr5.2.3 - Multiply 4-digits by 2-digits (basic practice) on Vimeo

Multiply 4-digits by 2-digits

Y5-Spring-Block-1-WS-Multiply-4-digits-by-2-digits-basic-practice-2020.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Y5-Spring-Block-1-ANS-Multiply-4-digits-by-2-digits-basic-practice.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Friday

Spr5.2.4 - Multiply up to a 4-digit number by a 2-digit number on Vimeo

Multiply 4-digits by 2-digits

 

 

Y5-Spring-Block-1-WO5-Multiply-4-digits-by-2-digits-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

 

Y5-Spring-Block-1-ANS5-Multiply-4-digits-by-2-digits-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Maths Challenges visit: https://nrich.maths.org/8956

Choose an additional challenge of your choice to complete.

 

English (Cross-curricular links with History)

 

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Restoration Theatre

of 17th Century London

 

LO: to be able to use persuasive language.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Please read the Microsoft Word Document attached – ‘Restoration Theatre’.
  2. Your task is to write an argument either in favour ‘for’ or ‘against’ more theatres opening in 17th Century London. Please follow the link to give you more information on what should be included in a debate.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zxvv4wx/articles/ztx8pbk

 

If you were in school you would have the opportunity to debate with someone else and challenge their ideas. If someone is available at home they could take on the opposing role and you could debate this topic together.

Tuesday

17th Century Entertainment

 

LO: to research information from a variety of sources.

Use the internet/books to research entertainment during the 17th Century.

 

After you have researched this topic, create a mind map on ‘17th Century Entertainment’.

 

What is a mind map?

A mind map (also called a spider diagram) is a structured diagram designed for people to categorise and organise their thoughts into manageable chunks of information. It features a central idea or thought, which are then linked to related concepts through a series of lines and shapes.

Wednesday

 

L.O. To know why the Plague spread so rapidly?

 

Most historians think the Great Plague was caused by a disease called bubonic plague. This disease is passed on to humans by the fleas which live on black rats. Bubonic plague had visited Britain many times in the past. (However, it is possible that other diseases such as pneumonic plague also killed off large numbers of people in 1665.

 

In this lesson pupils need to explore the link between London’s filthy living conditions, especially in the poorer parts of the city, and the spread of plague in the summer and early autumn of 1665. Rats thrive in areas where rubbish and refuse are piled up. They breed rapidly in these conditions, particularly when the weather is warm. The rats carry fleas on their bodies. The fleas are the carriers of the disease and when they jump off the rat and bite a human being that person becomes infected.

 

 

Show pupils the following explanations for the rapid spread of plague in 1665 and get them to draw annotated stick-person cartoons to go with each one

 

The streets of London were full of rubbish and sewage. Rats fed on this smelly waste and their numbers consequently increased.

 

The fleas that live on the rats carry a disease called bubonic plague. When a flea jumps off its host rat and bites someone that person catches the disease. Because there were so many rats in London in 1665, this happened very often.

 

There may have been other killer diseases in London in 1665 as well as bubonic plague. Some people think that there was a second kind of plague called pneumonic plague. The victims of this type of plague coughed and sneezed a great deal before they died.

 

Get pupils to do a little bit of extra internet or reference book research on the black rat and the flea. What do these animals look like? How do infected rats get across the sea to an island such as Britain? How is the tiny flea able to jump such amazing distances?

 

Thursday  

L.O. To know what were the symptoms of Plague?

 

In this lesson pupils learn about the symptoms of the plague of 1665. The lesson could begin with pupils singing the well-known nursery rhyme Ring a Ring o’ Roses with actions. There is a lot of debate about whether the poem actually describes the real symptoms of plague. It depends on what type of disease the plague was. Most historians think it was bubonic plague that struck London in 1665. This was spread by the fleas which live on rats. The symptoms of bubonic plague do not really fit very well with the nursery rhyme. Victims of bubonic plague do not have a rash of red sores or sneezing fits. The main symptom of bubonic plague is an apple-sized swelling (or buboe) under the arms and between the legs. However, some historians believe that pneumonic plague may have been responsible for thousands of deaths in 1665. This disease has symptoms much more like those described in the rhyme. Red sores sometimes appear around the mouth of the victim in the early stages of the disease and he or she suffers a severe sneezing fit shortly before death!

 

 

 

 

Pupils could cut out the outline of two paper characters (like paper-chain people) and colour them in to show the contrasting symptoms of bubonic and pneumonic plague. Their colouring could be based on the descriptions of bubonic and pneumonic plague below:

 

Bubonic plague makes the victim vomit, have severe headaches, a high fever, black spots and large buboes, sometimes as big as apples, that were filled with puss. Some victims of bubonic plague survive. It is spread by the fleas which live on rats.

 

Pneumonic plague makes the victim cough up a mixture of blood and sputum, have severe headaches, a high fever and severe sneezing fits in the final stages. Almost all victims of pneumonic plague die. It is spread directly from one human victim to another in the same way that we catch colds and influenza.

 

Pupils could make a two circle Venn diagram where each circle represents one of the types of plague. If a symptom is common to both forms of plague it should be written down where the two circles intersect. If a symptom is exclusive to one of the forms of plague it should be written down in the part of the relevant circle that does not intersect with the other.

 

Friday

L.O. To know how people tried to cure the plague?

Some people set up as quacks or plague doctors during the Great Plague of 1665. These people were not proper qualified doctors. They wore a very strange looking costume to try to protect themselves against disease. The costume was made up of an ankle length overcoat and a bird-like beak mask often filled with sweet smelling herbs and plants, along with thick gloves, heavy boots and a broad brimmed hat. The mask had glass circles for the eyes and a curved beak shaped like that of a bird. Leather straps were used to hold the beak in place in front of front of the doctor's nose. The mask had a number of small nose holes so that the doctor could breathe. The beak held dried flowers, herbs, spices, camphor or a vinegar sponge soaked in vinegar. Its purpose was to prevent the plague doctor from catching the disease from the victims he visited.

This 17th century poem provides a vivid description of a plague doctor’s costume:

In Rome the doctors do appear,

When to their patients they are called,

In places by the plague appalled,

Their hats and cloaks, of fashion new,

Are made of oilcloth, dark of hue,

Their caps with glasses are designed,

Their bills with antidotes all lined,

That foulsome air may do no harm,

Nor cause the doctor man alarm,

The staff in hand must serve to show

Their noble trade where'er they go.

Pupils could make up a list of ingredients that will be included in the sweet-smelling sachet that fits inside the nose of the mask. The ingredients must be ones that would have been available to people in the 17th century (nothing synthetic). Suggest dried herbs, dried flowers, spices, vinegar etc.

Plague doctors suggested doing the following things. Pupils could decide if these actions made things better for the victim, made no difference to them or made things worse

Drink plenty of hot drinks to sweat out the disease (made no difference)

Carry a lucky charm (such as a rabbit’s foot) to ward off the disease (made no difference)

Put leeches on the victim’s body to suck away the infected blood (made no difference)

Give the victim a dose of laxatives so that he empties his bowels and rids himself of disease (made things worse by dehydrating the victim which speeds up death)

Paint mercury on the victim and put him in an oven because the mercury and heat together will kill off the disease (made things worse; mercury poisons the victim and the heat of the oven burns him)

 

Can you create poster advertising the plague doctors’ job? What qualities might they need?

 

 This week’s spellings are: Look at the rules for plurals

How to spell plural nouns - BBC Bitesize

  1. Country - countries
  2. Invitation - invitations
  3. Possession - possessions
  4. Address - addresses
  5. Mystery - mysteries
  6. Battery - batteries
  7. Delay - delays
  8. Hero - heroes
  9. Church - churches
  10. Story -stories

Please practise these throughout the week.

Online Books: https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/storybooks-and-games/

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

Monday Afternoon

Science –

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/how-can-we-measure-the-size-of-forces-c4vkcr

How can we measure the size of forces?

In this lesson, we will learn how we can measure the size of forces, particularly how we can measure weight. We will learn about Isaac Newton and his contribution to our knowledge of forces as well as Newtons as a unit of measurement. We will also investigate how to use a Newton meter to measure forces.

Tuesday Afternoon

RE – LO: to understand and explain how Jesus starts his mission.

In the Gospels, we read about Jesus’ mission. ‘Gospel’ means ‘Good News’. The Good News Jesus came to make known is that God loves each of us and that living in God’s Way brings love, justice and peace for the entire world.  In his Gospel, Luke shows us how Jesus chooses God’s way and begins his mission.  Jesus carried out his mission by what he said and what he did.  He started this when he was about 30 years old.  Jesus did not carry out his mission on his own, he called people to be with him and they were inspired to work with him.  He travelled through towns and villages preaching and proclaiming the Good News.  He chose twelve people to be his apostles and share his mission.  The twelve apostles and some women went with him.

Read God’s Story 3 page 95, Luke 4: 14-22. Jesus begins his mission

What was Jesus inspired to do? What was his mission?

Read God’s Story 3 page 99, Luke 8: 1-3 The Women, discuss how women helped Jesus in his mission.

How did the women help Jesus in his mission?

How does Jesus’ mission affect what people believe and how they live today?

Wednesday Afternoon

Outdoor Learning – Sensory Inspiration

Touch – Touchy feely egg boxes

You will need an egg box to complete this activity. You need to find 6 materials that all feel different to place in each compartment. Write down some adjectives to describe the feeling of each material.

Thursday Afternoon

Art- LO: to know what a portrait is.

Follow along with the video to draw someone you love and then make them into an installation.

https://www.tate.org.uk/kids/make/paint-draw/draw-friend

Friday Afternoon

PE - Super Movers

Follow the link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-collection/zr4ky9q

Dance to these short, fun, active learning videos to get you active at home!

French – Sing along songs

Follow the link to learn some fun French songs: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zhyg9mn

 

 

Year 5

Self-isolating activities for week beginning

Tuesday 4th January 2022

As always, just do your best with home learning. If you or your child are unwell, we would not expect you to do the activities as your well-being is more important. Each family circumstance will be different, so please do what you can.

Should you and your family be self-isolating, you can phone Mrs Knight at the office to arrange a phone call from your classroom teacher should you want to discuss any of the information below. Obviously, your call would be after school time, as the teachers are in class during the daytime.

Maths

Please follow this link to watch the video for each day’s learning. This week we are revising our written methods for multiplication. There are different ways to solve a multiplication calculation, so please follow the videos but eventually you will find the best method for you. These videos help explain the concepts of multiplication.

If you do not have a printer and the activity is a worksheet then you can just write your answers in their book or on paper.

 

Day of the week

Topic

Link to activity

Monday

 

Bank Holiday

 

Tuesday

Spr5.1.1 - Multiply 2-digits by 1-digit on Vimeo

Recap on multiplying 2 digit numbers by a single digit

Y4-Spring-Block-1-WO6-Multiply-2-digits-by-1-digit-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Answers

Y4-Spring-Block-1-ANS6-Multiply-2-digits-by-1-digit-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Wednesday

Spr5.1.2 - Multiply 3-digits by 1-digit on Vimeo

Recap on multiplying 3 digits by a single number

Y4-Spring-Block-1-WO7-Multipl-3-digits-by-1-digit-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Answers

Y4-Spring-Block-1-ANS7-Multipl-3-digits-by-1-digit-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Thursday

Spr5.1.3 - Multiply 4-digits by 1-digit on Vimeo

Multiplying 4 digits by a single digit

Y5-Spring-Block-1-WO1-Multiply-4-digits-by-1-digit-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Answers

 

Friday

Spr5.1.4 - Multiply 2-digits (area model) on Vimeo

Multiplying 2 digits with a area model method

Y5-Spring-Block-1-WO2-Multiply-2-digits-area-model-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Answers

Y5-Spring-Block-1-ANS2-Multiply-2-digits-area-model-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

 

Maths Challenges visit: https://nrich.maths.org/8956

Choose an additional challenge of your choice to complete.

English (cross-curricular links with History)

New Topic: Fever, Fire and Fashion

This topic is designed to take you on an exciting journey back in time to 17th Century London in the era of the Plague and the Great Fire. 

 

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monday

Bank Holiday

Tuesday

What is the weather like outside today? Can you remember a time when it was really freezing for a consecutive number of days?

 

The climate was much colder in the 17th Century than it is today. The River Thames (in London) frequently froze over during the winter. Londoners marked some of these occasions with Frost Fairs, building markets, playing games and cooking meat on the icy surface of the river.

Research ‘Frost Fairs’ visit: https://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/discover/frost-fairs

 

Create a mind map on ‘Frost Fairs’ using the information provided on the website.

 

What is a mind map?

A mind map (also called a spider diagram) is a structured diagram designed for people to categorise and organise their thoughts into manageable chunks of information. It features a central idea or thought, which are then linked to related concepts through a series of lines and shapes.

Wednesday

& Thursday

LO: to show different viewpoints in non-narrative writing.

 

Define the words optimist and pessimist. You could use a dictionary or the internet to do this.

Write two contrasting accounts of a ‘Frost Fair’ event. Consider how the event could be viewed from different perspectives.

The accounts should be written in the form of a letter to a mutual friend who has never been to a London ‘Frost Fair’ and wants to hear all about it.

 

Follow the link to remind yourself how to write a recount - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z2yycdm/articles/zgfhcj6

 

Wednesday

Write the first account from a fun-loving optimist’s point of view. This person would have approved of all the fun and merry-making at the ‘Frost Fair’.

 

Thursday

Write the second account from a gloomy pessimist’s point of view. This person would have disapproved of the ‘Frost Fair’ and seen the weather conditions as a great inconvenience.

 

Friday

LO: to edit and improve my writing.

Edit and improve the letters you completed on Wednesday and Thursday. Write these letters again in your best handwriting.

Top Tips

  1. Read your writing aloud

The easiest way to proofread is to read your writing aloud. This way you will often notice when a word or sentence doesn’t sound right. The most common things to look out for are mistakes with punctuation. You can often ‘hear’ these if you speak the text out loud.

 

  1. Proofreading for just one kind of error at a time

Perhaps you already know what kind of mistakes you are likely to make, so begin by looking out for these. Or give yourself a proofreading routine: begin with punctuation and capital letters; then sentence structure; then think about spelling.

 

Online Books: https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/storybooks-and-games/

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

 

Spelling This week’s spelling will be topic words for Fever, Fire and Fashion.

fever

fire

fashion

London

River Thames

habitats

inhabitants

Restoration theatre

century

plague

disease

settlements

 

Science- What are forces? In this lesson, we will learn what forces are. We will also learn about contact forces and non-contact forces. Finally, we will test our knowledge with some application questions. If you enjoy the lesson, you can move on to do Lesson 2 as well. Make some notes please about what you have learnt.

What are forces? (thenational.academy)

RE – Epiphany January 6th

Follow the link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/42565054

After reading the article about Epiphany, consider which gift you would give to Jesus. Reflect on what you know about the person Jesus was on Earth, what gift would you give to him to symbolise his life? Record what that gift would be and why you would give it to him.

Outdoor Learning Outdoor maths scavenger hunt

Follow the link: https://www.ltl.org.uk/resources/mathematical-scavenger-hunt/

Geography- Settlements

Follow the link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zx72pv4/articles/zrbvjhv

PE - Super Movers

Follow the link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-collection/zr4ky9q

Dance to these short, fun, active learning videos to get you active at home!

 

 

HOMEWORK - 10TH DECEMBER 2021

For your homework this week I would like you to make a 'Poles Apart' wordsearch using the topic words from this unit. Use lots of words that we have used in our reading and writing this week about the Arctic and Antarctic and the Polar explorers! Use squared paper and make the wordsearch quite big so that it's a challenge for someone to do. Bring this into class for us to try and solve! 

Keep up with the times tables and reading as often as possible. 

Kind regards

Mrs Watson 

 

HOME LEARNING - 6TH DECEMBER 2021

Year 5 Home Learning

6th December 2021

Maths

This week we are looking at area and how to calculate area. Use the links below. You can also try drawing lots of your own shapes and calculating the area.

Aut5.12.1 - Counting squares on Vimeo

Y4-Spring-Block-2-WO2-Counting-squares-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Y4-Spring-Block-2-ANS2-Counting-squares-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Aut5.12.2 - Area of rectangles on Vimeo

Y5-Autumn-Block-5-WO3-Area-of-rectangles-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Y5-Autumn-Block-5-ANS3-Area-of-rectangles-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Aut5.12.3 - Area of compound shapes on Vimeo

Y5-Autumn-Block-5-WO4-Area-of-compound-shapes-2019-1.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Y5-Autumn-Block-5-ANS4-Area-of-compound-shapes-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Aut5.12.4 - Area of irregular shapes on Vimeo

Y5-Autumn-Block-5-WO5-Area-of-irregular-shapes-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Y5-Autumn-Block-5-ANS5-Area-of-irregular-shapes-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

 

English

We are continuing with our work about Ernest Shackleton. Watch the clip below and think about how it must have been for Ernest and his crew members.

Survival! The Shackleton Story - Bing video

Write a diary for some of the key dates from the expedition on the Endurance. You can have an entry from when the ship gets stuck in the ice and they have to abandon the ship. Then when the ship is crushed. How must Ernest Shackleton been feeling? How can he help his crew and keep moral up? In your diary entry describe the scene and use emotive vocabulary to show how scared he must have been and how harsh the conditions around him must have been too. You can either be a crew member or write as if you are Ernest himself.  Below are some examples to help you start.

Ernest Shackleton's Ill-Fated Antarctic Expedition - Bing video

NOVA Online | Shackleton's Voyage of Endurance | Diary of a Survivor | PBS

Endurance Diary Entry – Inspired by Ernest Shackleton’s journey across Antarctica – by Eleanor – Farmor's School Creative Writing Club (wordpress.com)

Geography

DO some research and collect information about Antarctica. What is the terrain like? What types of animals live their? Do any humans inhabit this part of the world? Compare Antarctica to the Artic. Produce a little fact file, poster or PowerPoint presentation with your findings.

R.E.

Waiting in hope for the Lord.

CONTENT

The writer of this psalm also expresses hope in the coming of the Promised One and gives encouragement for those who are waiting

I believe that I shall see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.

Wait for the Lord; be strong and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord.

Psalm 27: 13-14

The Annunciation: when the angel Gabriel asked Mary to be the Mother of Jesus. Mary was strong enough and courageous enough to say yes to God. This is what Luke tells us was Mary’s reply to the angel; ‘I am the Lord’s servant, may it happen to me as you have said.’ (Luke 1: 38)

The Visitation: out of love for her cousin, Elizabeth, Mary rushed to her side to be with her whilst she was preparing for the birth of John the Baptist. Mary’s song of praise shows how she trusted in the Lord. She stayed with Elizabeth for about three months until the birth of John the Baptist.

(Luke 1: 39-57)

SOME KEY QUESTIONS

  1. In the psalm, why are people waiting and how are we told to wait?
  2. How did Mary ‘wait’?
  3. How do Christians prepare during Advent for the coming of Jesus at Christmas?
  4. How do they wait in hope for the Lord?
  5. How can we use this time of waiting purposefully?

SOME SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES

  • Show a film clip from Jesus of Nazareth Jesus of Nazareth Full Movie HD English - Bing video   where Mary visits Elizabeth. Find this story in the Gospels. What does it tell you about Mary’s belief in God? Annotate an image of Mary showing the depth of her feeling. Can you make links between this story and the words above from Psalm 27: 13-14?
  • As Mary waited in joyful hope for the Lord, Christians spend Advent waiting in hope.  You can make a daily countdown of ways a Christian can use the waiting time of Advent as good preparation for the coming of the Lord at Christmas.

Decide on a task to undertake each day, give reasons why these tasks are undertaken and show how this could begin to shape the life of a Christian.

For example:

Day One – Make a special effort to do something kind for someone who needs your help.Through this service to another, we are remembering and following how Jesus came to serve and show his love to others.

 

HOME LEARNING - 3RD DECEMBER 2021

This week we have been looking at Perimeter in our Maths lessons. Revise how to calculate perimeter by drawing some different shapes. You can start with step one - drawing on squared paper and counting the squares around the edge. Then draw some shapes and measure the sides. Then step 3 you can draw some rectilinear shapes and make up some measurements yourself - not to scale! Maybe you can design a garden or playground and work out the perimeters of the different parts of the playground. 

You can also try these attached sheets for composite rectilinear sheets. - Click for details

Keep up with the spellings and reading as often as you can. 

Kind regards

Mrs Watson

 

Home Learning - 1st December 2021

Year 5 online learning

English

We will be starting our new topic called Poles Apart. We will look at the explorers who wanted to get to the South Pole and focus on the explorer Ernest Shackleton. Try to research some facts about Earnest Shackleton and write a biography of his life. He is famous for his expedition to Antarctica on his ship called the Endurance. Use the link below to help. Search results | Royal Museums Greenwich (rmg.co.uk)

Maths

We are looking at how to calculate perimeter. Use the following links to White Rose to recap on perimeter. White Rose plans use year 4 resources to revise concepts first which is very important and then move onto the Year 5 sheets.

Aut5.11.2 - Perimeter on a grid on Vimeo

Y4-Autumn-Block-3-WO2-Perimeter-on-a-grid-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Y4-Autumn-Block-3-ANS2-Perimeter-on-a-grid-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Aut5.11.3 - Perimeter of rectangles on Vimeo

Y4-Autumn-Block-3-WO3-Perimeter-of-a-rectangle-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Y4-Autumn-Block-3-ANS3-Perimeter-of-a-rectangle-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Aut5.11.4 - Perimeter of rectilinear shapes on Vimeo

Y4-Autumn-Block-3-WO4-Perimeter-of-rectilinear-shapes-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Y4-Autumn-Block-3-ANS4-Perimeter-of-rectilinear-shapes-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Aut5.11.5 - Calculate perimeter on Vimeo

Y5-Autumn-Block-5-WO2-Calculate-perimeter-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

Y5-Autumn-Block-5-ANS2-Calculate-perimeter-2019.pdf (whiterosemaths.com)

R.E.

This week we are looking at what the Advent Wreath means to Catholics and Christians and how the Scriptures tell us about the coming of the Messiah.

‘… He will wipe away the tears from everyone’s eyes and take away the disgrace his people have suffered throughout the world. The Lord himself has spoken.

When it happens, everyone will say;

He is our God! We have put our trust in him, and he has rescued us. He is the Lord! We have put our trust in him, and now we are happy and joyful because he has saved us.’ Isaiah 25: 8-9.

  1. What were the signs that the People of God were unhappy?
  2. What did Isaiah say that the Messiah would be like?
  3. What would he do when he came?
  4. Why is Advent important for Christians?
  5. To show our love for others as we wait in hope during Advent, what good works can we undertake?

Research what the wreath symbolises, the different candles and the evergreens used. Why do we use these and what do we think about when we light each candle leading up to Christmas.


 

 

HOME LEARNING - 29TH NOVEMBER 2021

Year 5

Home learning activities

Monday 29th November 2021

This home learning is being set for Monday only. If more is needed to be set we will endeavour to get this to you ASAP.  As always, just do your best with home learning. If you or your child are unwell, we would not expect you to do the activities as your well-being is more important. Each family circumstance will be different, so just do what you can.

Maths

The activities are taken from the video, so if you wish to print out the sheets before the video begins this will help your child to undertake the activity. Then watch the video before attempting the activity. If you do not have a printer and the activity is a worksheet then children can just write their answers in their book or on paper.  

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monday

Consolidating Multiplication and Division

Consolidating multiplication and division knowledge (Part 1) (thenational.academy)

Activity attached

 

English

Day of the week

Topic

Activity

Monday

LO: to research and draw on this knowledge to compose a fact file on a planet

Children have already started to do this in class but it would be lovely for the children to pick a new planet and create a non-chronological report on this. Use images and labels, an introduction and plenty of facts.

 

In the afternoon, we would be covering our RHE lesson where we have been looking into Cyber bullying. We discussed what this is and how we can protect ourselves from this happening to ourselves. Create a poster to demonstrate ‘Ways to protect yourself online’. Make it informative, catchy with pictures to grab the attention of viewers.

Problem Solving

 

 

HOMEWORK - 26TH NOVEMBER 2021

This week for your homework please look at the activity sheets revising how to write both reported (indirect) and direct speech. We need to really work hard now at using the correct punctation in our writing. 

Don't forget to log into TT Rockstars now and practice those tricky times tables. 

Keep up with the spellings and reading too. 

Well done Year 5! You are all working really hard, keep it up! 

Best wishes 

Mrs Watson 

 

Homework - 19th November 2021

For your homework, this week you can focus on either a Science or Maths activity or both! 

After our exciting trip to the Planetarium and learning about the phases of the moon, you can start to make a Moon Diary. Each evening look out for the moon and sketch what you can see (fingers crossed for some clear nights!) Collect these sketches with the labels describing the phase of the moon you can see. Do this diary over a month and see how the Moon changes. 

In Maths we have been looking at Square and Cube numbers. Make a poster explaining these numbers through different ways, for examples drawings and calculations. 

What are square and cube numbers? - BBC Bitesize

Make sure you learn your times tables, spellings and read as often as possible. 

Kind Regards

Mrs Watson

 

HOMEWORK - 12TH NOVEMBER 2021

This week our homework focus in Year 5 will be revising when to use these homophones: are and our, your and you're and there, their and they're. We will give out an activity sheet that the children can use and bring back into school. Or you can just practice writing sentences using these words. 

Please continue to read at least 4 times a week and learn your weekly spellings too! 

Kind regards

Mrs Watson and Mrs Crook

P.S. Don't forget our class trip on Monday 15th November! Please make sure you are all in school by 8:00am. We're really excited about this trip! 

YEAR 5 OPTIONAL HOMEWORK- 5/11/21

Dear Year 5 Parents, 

Welcome back to Term 2. 

Every week we will put a piece of optional homework on the website that you and your child can access. Only do it if you feel that your child would benefit from it and you have the time to do it with them. Homework should not cause stress in your household. 

Homework will be sent on a Friday every week. If it needs to be returned, please return before the following Friday. 

The children are already immersed in our new topic of "To the Stars, " our topic on Space.  Always a firm favourite! 

We encourage your child to research at home, get books from the library, watch TV programmes, look (safely) online, and become super independent learners. We are happy to see work the children produce at home and always give them house points for additional work. Over the years, for this topic, children have made solar systems and rockets which we have hung up in the classroom at home. They have made fact files, posters, pictures, sewing, dances, raps, poems. Whatever excites them...follow their passion! Feel free to enjoy the learning with your child and find out what we have been doing in class with them. We don't expect your child to do all of these things. Just what interests them. Maybe one or two over the period of the topic? 

If you get a chance during this period, please go outside and look at the International Space Station fly overhead. You can easily google the time and go out on a clear night. 

It is truly remarkable!

Maths for this week  5/11/21 (TIMETABLES)

This week in class we have been looking at timetables. 

Please find a timetable.

It could be for the local swimming pool, the local buses, trains or something more exciting like flight times to Bermuda! 

Please spend time looking at the timetable. Ask your child questions about the length of various journeys or sessions, etc. If there is 24-hour clock on the timetable please ask your child questions about this too. 

Just have fun! Enjoy this mathematical life skill together. No need to return anything to school for this activity. 

Many thanks in advance with your support with the children with this. The best model for our fabulous St. Augustine's children is for us all to work together in partnership to support their learning. 

Kind regards,

Mrs Crook & Mrs Watson

 

Dear Year 5 parents and children,

TERM 6 - WEEK 1 - 1st-5th June 2020

First and foremost, we hope that everyone is safe and healthy! We hope you had a lovely half term and you managed to enjoy some sunshine and relaxing time.

Our Commonwealth

We begin term 6 with a new topic titled Our Commonwealth. This will form the basis for the English activities each day. We have also put some other topic ideas around the other curriculum areas for the afternoon linked with the Commonwealth. As we have continually said, these are all just ideas and where you take the work is up to you. For some children having a structured plan for learning in steps helps organise the week. For others, it maybe that you pick some of the ideas and do them for a longer period of time and in more detail. As long as you’re all doing some reading and writing, the rest are just ideas to inspire you. Make sure you have fun while learning! As we would in school, we want to encourage all children to continue having a broad and varied learning experience, but just do the best you can. The same afternoon activities will run into next week too, so there’s no rush to finish things in one day!

S.P.A.G.

Through your reading and writing activities, look out for opportunities to revise spellings, punctuation and grammar. If you come across new words, practise using them in sentences and spelling them. You can look at the BBC bitesize website for more activity ideas. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zhrrd2p

R.E.  – Pentecost

You will see in this week’s plans that we start Monday with a R.E. focus for the English activity. Sunday 31st May was Pentecost so as a Catholic school we feel it is important to remind children about some of the main feast days in the Catholic calendar.

R.E.  -  Sikhism

If we had been in school we had planned for a week of work about Sikhism. We would look at what it means to be a Sikh and if there are any similarities to Christianity. We have put a few suggested activities for the afternoon in Box D. This could form the bases of a mini topic if want or just have a look at the PowerPoint and talk about this religion. Again these are just suggestions and can be done whenever you feel is best and to what amount of work you want to do.   

Maths

For Maths please continue to log into MyMaths for set activities and tasks. The tasks all have accompanying lessons so please do these first. They will really help you answer the questions in the homework section. Please remember to log out carefully from MyMaths by pressing finish and close so that your completed work is sent to us. There are so many good games and maths activities online so make sure you do these too! A copy of the activities is on the planning grid as we know this information can easily disappear on My Maths! We understand that on some days you won’t be able to do it all and that is ok.

As we have always said, you can only do your best. 

Stay safe and enjoy this time together.

We shall hopefully see you all very soon,

Mrs Watson and Mrs Crook

Term 6 - Week 1 - Learning Grid

Home Reading each day

(At least 20mins)

You could use Oxford Owls if you run out of books!

Oxford Owl for Home
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

 

 

B An English Writing Activity

Monday R.E.  – The Church celebrates the Feast of Pentecost fifty days after Easter Sunday. Pentecost Sunday ends the season of Easter. Pentecost happened 10 days after Jesus ascended to heaven. This year, the Feast of Pentecost was celebrated on Sunday. This is an important date in the Catholic calendar.

 

"When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit..."  (See Acts 2:1-14)

 

Look at the PowerPoint on the homework page for more information. If you have a New testament at home, read the scriptures carefully. Act 2: 1-14.  There are lots videos and stories on You tube too. Remember to type in Pentecost for children though in the search bar.

 

Activity ideas-

  • In your topic books you can re-write the main events of Pentecost. How were the disciples feeling at the time before the Holy Spirit came down to them? How did they feel afterwards? Why is this day so important to Christians around the world?
  • You could draw a flame and colour it in and then write a lovely prayer about Pentecost and how we should all find the strength to follow in the footsteps of Jesus.
  • What were the gifts of the Holy Spirit? You could draw a flame for each gift and think how we can use those gifts today?

 

            Our Commonwealth

 

http://www.youngcommonwealth.org/

 

https://kids.britannica.com/kids/article/Commonwealth/352988

 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/find_out/guides/world/commonwealth/newsid_1834000/1834438.stm

 

https://thecommonwealth.org/commonwealth-fast-facts

 

Tuesday

To start this topic do some research on the Commonwealth. Make some notes about the main things the Commonwealth believe in and tries to achieve. What are their values? Who is the leader of the Commonwealth? You can write lots of questions out first and then try to find the answers.

 

Wednesday

Pick a country that is part of the Commonwealth and that interests you. It might be a faraway island that you’ve never heard of or a country you have relatives or friends living.  Do more research into this country, looking at the population size, climate, terrain, wildlife, exports and imports. Don’t forget to look at the country’s flag and what language do they speak?

 

Thursday

Write a postcard pretending you are visiting your country. Tell us what you have seen if there are any special landmarks. What have you eaten and what activities have you done? Your postcard needs to reflect the country you have chosen to study.

By the way! You can always pick more than one country!

 

Friday

Sing - Gary Barlow & The Commonwealth Band featuring Military Wives

“Sing" is a song written by Take That singer-songwriter Gary Barlow and composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, and performed by a number of artists assembled by Barlow from across The Commonwealth, to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. The track was performed as part of the Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee Concert celebrations on 4 June 2012.

 

Using the links below watch the video for Sing. Read the lyrics carefully too. Try to learn some of the verses. The words are very symbolic to the core values of the Commonwealth. What are the main words that, metaphorically, ‘jump out’ at you?

 

If you have a musical instrument at home you could try to play along with the song.

Maybe take turns with other members of your family to sing different verses.

 

A bit of Barlow

 

Sing along!

 

 

C Maths Activity

Maths this week will be based around understanding decimals. Remember we all learn at different levels so a good place to start work with decimals is with money. Log in everyday to My Maths to see your tasks or activities. A copy of the activities is below in case they disappear on My Maths! 

 

Spheres – Activities

1/06/2020 - To help us learn about decimals we can look at money.

Have a look at this website activities to help us remember how to work with money

https://www.doorwayonline.org.uk/activities/cashing-in/cashing-in.html

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/toy-shop-money

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/coins-game

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z8yv4wx/articles/zs3b2nb

 

 

3/06/2020 – Play this nice little game from Nat West bank about money and giving change. Choose the different levels of difficulty.

 

https://natwest.mymoneysense.com/students/students-5-8/the-change-game/

 

https://natwest.mymoneysense.com/students/students-5-8/coin-cruncher/

 

5/06/2020 - A nice little game to play ordering decimals

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/coconut-ordering

 

 

Cubes  - activities

1/06/2020 - To start working with decimals it's good to think of money. Have a look at some of these activities and website for a recap.

 

https://www.doorwayonline.org.uk/activities/cashing-in/cashing-in.html

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z8yv4wx/articles/zs3b2nb

 

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/44/solve_2_step_money_problems_

 

4/06/2020 - A nice little ordering game to help understand decimals. Pick different levels to challenge you more!

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/coconut-ordering

 

Cylinders - Activities.

2/06/2020 - A nice little game to play too!

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/coconut-ordering

 

5/06/2020 - Another game about decimals!

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?a=activity09

 

Prisms  -  Activities

2/06/2020 - Another good activity game to play!

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?a=activity09

 

5/06/2020 - A nice little quiz working with decimals

 

http://www.math-play.com/Decimals-Jeopardy/decimals-jeopardy-game_html5.html

 

 

D Home Learning Project ideas

Sikhism

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/religion/sikhism.html

 

https://kids.kiddle.co/Sikhism

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zsjpyrd/resources/1

 

Have a look at some of these website. The BBC bitesize clips are always very good. Think about the main parts of Sikhs religion and try to answer these questions:

  1. Who founded the religion and where did it start?
  2. How old is the religion?
  3. Where do Sikhs worship?
  4. Do sikhs believe in God?
  5. What rules do they have?
  6. Do they have a special book, like our Bible?
  7. What do the Five K’s mean?

 

You can use these questions as headings to produce a fact poster about Sikhism.

You could make a little booklet about the Five K’s and what they mean.

Even if you took some time to look at the videos and talk about this faith, this would help us learn and understand about different faiths.

 

Here are some other ideas for afternoon projects for this topic! These are all optional and you can pick and choose which activities you would like to do.  

 

These will continue into next week so please don’t feel you need to do them all this week!

 

History -  The British Empire

Find out a bit more information about the British Empire. What did this mean? Who was in charge and what did they do? When was the British empire? Why do we not have a British empire today?

 

Geography – map reading

If you can, either print or copy a world map. You could then try to find the Commonwealth countries and mark them on your own map. If you have an Atlas at home, try to use this and make a mark on your map where the countries are. You can see lots of maps online showing the commonwealth countries. It’s interesting when you look at the map where most Commonwealth countries are in the world. There are lots of countries to find. Just make a dot, use a key, draw arrows and draw text boxes. The challenge is…can you find and mark all the countries? Now that’s tricky!

If you can pick a few of your favourite countries that would be great too! Or those countries you’ve never heard of!

 

Art – design a stamp

Stamps from different countries are really quite interesting and some people collect stamps as a hobby. Have a look at some stamps from other countries online. They often have a design that represents their country or an event. From your research on your chosen country you could draw and design your own stamp.

In school we would draw the stamp as an A4 or A5 size stamp to get all the details in. Then Mrs Watson would scan the pictures and, on the computer, shrink them down to real stamp size and print this out! Mrs Watson even used crinkled scissors to get the right effect around the edge of the stamp!

Flag bunting! Can you draw and colour in the flags from the commonwealth countries? You could just do the flag from your chosen country for research or make some bunting for all the countries?

 

P.E.  – The Commonwealth Games

 Do a little bit of research into the Commonwealth Games. What types of sports are included in the Games? Where and when will the next games be held?

You could create a program of events for your own mini Commonwealth Games.

You can then have your own Games and time yourself running laps, or how far you can jump or throw something! Can you beat your scores or work against another member of your family?

 

Art – Make a Commonwealth Games Medal

Can you design a medal and make it to present to the winner of your mini Commonwealth Games?

 

Art – Design a logo and mascot

Can you draw and design a logo and a mascot for your Commonwealth Games?

 

 

 
Term 6
Week 1 - Commonwealth
Week 1 - World Map
Week 1 - Pentecost

 

 

 

 

Dear Year 5 parents and children,

Week 5 - 18th - 22nd May 2020

First and foremost, we hope that everyone is safe and healthy!

We are continuing this week with our Year 5 topic about the Mayan civilisation. We’re really sad not to be teaching this topic in person as it’s one of our favourites! It’s such an interesting topic and comes with lots of fun and exciting tasks and activities that you can choose from. As long as you’re all doing some reading and writing, the rest are just ideas to inspire you! Make sure you have fun while learning!

For Maths, please continue to log into MyMaths for set activities. The tasks all have accompanying lessons so please do these first. They will really help you answer the questions in the homework section. Please remember to log out carefully from MyMaths by pressing finish and close so that your completed work is sent to us. There are so many good games and maths activities online so make sure you do these too!

We have found something this week that may interest all the football lovers (of which we know there are many in year 5!): The Premier League have a brilliant home learning section with lots of great activities, you can visit it here. They are running an amazing poetry competition encouraging children to write a poem about ambition. Why not give it a try? We would love to hear about your efforts.

We understand that on some days you won’t be able to do it all and that is ok. As we have always said, you can only do your best. 

Stay safe and enjoy this time together.

Mrs Watson and Mrs Crook

Home Reading each day

(At least 20mins)

You could use Oxford Owls if you run out of books!

Oxford Owl for Home
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

 

Reading about the Mayans will be great during the next few weeks.

 

B An English Writing Activity

The Mayan Civilisation - Rites and Rituals!

 

Please remember, if you don’t get time to do all these activities then do not worry. Just do what you can. If you find another activity that gets you reading and writing around this topic then that is great too. Have fun! More Mayan ideas and activities coming next week.  You can always come back to this week’s activities later on.

 

Chocolate!

The birthplace of chocolate was said to have occurred in Mayan times, with the Mayans worshiping the cacao tree and calling chocolate the “food of the gods.”

Do a bit of research about this. Find out where Chocolate comes from? What is chocolate? Then think about planning something you can make with chocolate. It can be a milk chocolate drink or a chocolate cake! You can write out instructions for your chocolate activity. Or write a brief history of Chocolate! It is up to you. Use this link to help you.

 

Mayan stories and myths (3 days)

Like many ancient cultures, the Mayans had stories and myths to explain things about the world they lived in. The Hero Twins is a Mayan Myth explaining how we have the sun and the moon. You can watch this video or you might be able to get a PowerPoint from Twinkl.

This is the Mayan story of creation.

 

Your task over the next few days is to pick one of these stories and rewrite it in your own words. You can make a cartoon story board, or a mini book from folded paper or do some kind of presentation on the computer. Don’t forget some nice illustrations to accompany your work. Maybe you could create a song or some music to tell the tale. Could you make up a puppet play or playscript. Maybe act out the play to your family. It is up to you to be creative!

 

The Mayan Number System

The Mayans had their own number system. Do some research about these number symbols. You can look at the PDF we have put on the homework page with their symbols for the numbers. Can you write out some sums or number patterns using the Mayan numbers and see if someone else in your household can work it out?  Make sure you give them the symbols as a reference as we don’t expect many people today know the Mayan numbers by heart!

 

Don’t forget during the week you can also log into BBC bitesize for daily activities. The SPaG ones are often pretty good if you want to be a grammar queen or king! There are some good ones on using apostrophes, ellipsis and punctuation and inverted commas.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

 

 

C Maths Activity

In Maths this week the focus is on time, telling the time, reading time tables and problem solving.

 

Again, as last week, there will be tasks set on My Maths but most importantly you need to be able to tell the time in both digital and analogue and understand the 12 hours clocks and the 24 hour clocks. For example 4pm is also 16:00. This needs be really secure before you can move onto problem solving with time and understanding timetables.

 

You also need to be secure in knowing time facts.

 

60 seconds  =  1 minute

60 minutes  = 1 hour

24 hours  = 1 day

7 days in a week

Days in a month, months of the year and how many days in a year.

 

There are lots of activities you can do to improve and secure your knowledge around time. Here are a few suggestions but please feel free to do your own!

 

Make a time table of your most exciting day out! What time you left home, what time you did things, when you got home…

 

Make a timetable of your school day.

Calculate how many hours each week you spend on each subject. Can you convert this into minutes? Can you convert this into seconds? If this is an average week, how many hours a year do you spend on each subject? Can you convert the time into days?

 

 

Plan a meal with accurate timings. What time should the roast chicken go into the oven? What time will your friends arrive? What time will the starter be served?

 

Create an imaginary bus or train timetable going to different places. Or maybe a space craft timetable going to different planets!

 

Time someone doing lots of different activities. For example how many star jumps can you do in 30 seconds? How long does it take to run 10 times around your garden? You can create a table of results. Use a stop watch if you have one to time a race or challenge.

 

Post paper analogue clocks with times filled in around the room. Children play I spy and must find each clock, recording the time on a piece of paper. For more of a challenge, write “What will the time be in ____ minutes?” underneath each clock.

 

 

 

Some time problem challenges!

https://nrich.maths.org/8171

https://nrich.maths.org/981

 

D Home Learning Project

 

Here are some other ideas for afternoon projects for this topic! These are all optional and you can pick and choose which activities you would like to do.

 

Arts and Crafts

 

The Mayans developed some great arts and crafts. They produced beautiful weaving with lovely bright colours!

 

You could try some of your own weaving. If you google weaving with card using wool you’ll get lots of ideas and YouTube videos to watch.

 

You could make a Mayan mask. This can be a piece of card or paper with a fantastic design coloured in. They often wore very bright and colourful masks and were quite scary! You can even make a mask out of papier-mâché. Again have a look at ideas online.

 

You could make your own headdress like the ones the High Priest would have worn.

 

Or maybe some Mayan jewellery if you have any beads at home.  

 

You can make a Mayan step pyramid out of Lego!

 

Have a look at Mayan arts and crafts for children online for lots more exciting ideas!

 

Week 5 - Mayan Numbers

 

 

Week 4 - 12th-15th May 2020

First and foremost, we hope that everyone is safe and healthy and enjoyed a lovely VE day weekend.

We are now going to start our new Year 5 topic about the Mayan civilisation. We’re really sad not to be teaching this topic in person as it’s one of our favourites! It’s such an interesting topic and comes with lots of fun and exciting tasks and activities that you can choose from. As long as you’re all doing some reading and writing, the rest are just ideas are to inspire you. Make sure you have fun while learning.

For Maths please continue to log into MyMaths for set activities. The tasks all have accompanying lessons so please do these first. They will really help you answer the questions in the homework section. Please remember to log out carefully from MyMaths by pressing finish and close so that your completed work is sent to us. There are so many good games and maths activities online so make sure you do these too if you want to.

We understand that on some days you won’t be able to do it all and that is ok. As we have always said, you can only do your best!

As mentioned in the School Ping by Mc McConnell, we have decided to follow the lead of other local schools and are having a 4-day weekend with our families. Therefore, work this week has been set for Tuesday – Friday.

We look forward to safer times when we can all be together again,

Mrs Watson and Mrs Crook

A Home Reading each day

(At least 20mins)

You could use Oxford Owls if you run out of books!

Oxford Owl for Home
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

How about researching the Mayans? What can you find out?

A lot of your reading this week will come from the website you will be looking at and researching.

 

B An English Writing Activity

The Mayan Civilisation - Rites and Rituals!

  1.  
  2. So, to kick start this topic off, we are going to do lots of research about the Mayan civilisation and make notes of interesting facts. We have all week to do this research so we can take one aspect of this topic each day.
  3.  
  4. There are lots of videos and resources online around this topic. We have found some below, but always check with an adult what you are researching and watching on the internet. Here are some good videos/links to get you going.
  5.  

Link 1

  1. Link 2

Link 3

Link 4

Link 5

Link 6

 

Lots of people get confused between the Mayans and the Aztecs. There are lots of similarities between these civilisations, but the Aztecs came along a long time after the Mayans. Again, you can research the differences between the Mayans and the Aztecs if you like. Just remember though that this topic is based around the Mayans!

 

Tuesday

Where in the world did the Mayans live?

Today focus your notes on where the Mayans lived. Look at Google maps and identify the countries today that were part of the Mayan civilisation. What is the land like? What is the weather like? What types of animals live in this region?

If you can trace, copy, or print a map of this part of the world to colour in, then that would be great. Or just simply make a list of the countries and some notes and pictures of what it is like to live there. This is up to you how you present your findings. We have put a PDF of a map outline on the homework page.

 

Wednesday

The Mayan Society

The Mayan society was governed by lots of set rules. Today have a look at the social structure of the society. Who was in charge? Could you work your way up the social classes? What position in society would you like to be in? How did they live their lives in these different social groups?

You can draw a pyramid to show the different social classes and draw some pictures of the people who lived in the Mayan societies. You can make notes on their roles in the society.

 

Thursday

The Mayan High priest

From yesterday’s research you would have come across the High Priest. If not have a look at this position today. He would have had a lot of power over the people and been an especially important figure in the Mayan society. What would you have to do to become a Mayan Priest? What are the special skills you would need to have?

Your task to today is to write a job advert for a new High Priest. The title can be

NEW MAYAN HIGH PRIEST WANTED!

Apply today!

Write a short piece describing what you would have to do in this role and what special skills you need to apply. Don’t forget to include how you would be paid and where you would live. Then don’t forget to include a picture of what you would look like if you got the job.

 

Friday

Gods in the Mayan Religion.

As you are beginning to see the Mayans were a blood thirsty group of people! They worshipped many Gods. Have a look at these Gods and what they are in control of. You will see lots of similarities to the Ancient Greeks and how they looked at their Gods!

 

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/history/mayans/mayan-gods/

 

https://www.godchecker.com/maya-mythology/search/

 

Pick one God and draw a picture and write a description about this God. You can do more than one if you like.

 

Please remember if you don’t get time to do all these activities then do not worry. Just do what you can! If you find another activity that gets you reading and writing around this topic then that is great too.  Have fun! More Mayan ideas and activities coming next week. You can alwayscome back to this week’s activities later on.

C Maths Activity

This week we will focus on units of measurement.

Learning objectives will be converting between:

  • Kilograms and grams
  • Centimetres, metres and Kilometres
  • Litres to millilitres

We want this week’s work to be more practical. You can still log onto MyMaths for some other number work practise, but only if you have time and want to.  This is just a guide, do what you can. It doesn’t matter if you don’t do it all.

 

The focus for this week is to understand the different units of measures. For example, what does Kilogram and a gram mean and feel like? Have a look in the cupboard and see how much things weigh. Put them in order from heaviest to lightest. Do some cooking too! Now if someone hands you something can you estimate how much it weighs?

 

Go around your house and make a chert of items and their measurements. For example, a pen = 12cm or the kitchen table is 120cm. Remember there are 100 cm in a metre. So, what can you tick as being over a metre? The kitchen table would be!

 

Can you measure the perimeter of your garden, patio, or living room floor? Try to learn how many cm in a metre and how many metres in a kilometre.

Don’t forget to measure tiny things in mm! How many things can you find round the house that are 5mm or less?

 

 

You can do some crazy cooking and measuring out using millilitres. Make a drink using lots of different liquids. Write down a recipe and give it a name…how many millilitres of each liquid go into the drink. Just incase you wanted to make it again?!

 

Find a bottle that holds a litre or 2 litres. How many litres of water fill a sink or a bath? Or the paddling pool? Maybe predict first in a chart and then actually do it.  There are a lot of ways to really understand the different types of measurements.

 

With all these activities it is important to begin to make predictions once you have an idea of these measures.

 

It would be really useful to learn this table of conversions too.

10mm = 1cm

100cm = 1metre

1000metres = 1Km

 

1000 millilitres = 1 litre

 

1000 grams = 1Kg

Get your family to do a little test at the end of the week if you can remember all the facts!

 

Start to think about how many grams would be in ½ a Kg for example. What about a ¼ of a litre? How many millilitres?

So just to say again that you do not have to log into MyMaths this week, but we will put some tasks for each group if they want the extra work. It is so important to have fun while learning and keep happy during this unsettled time. We do not want anyone to be worried or anxious about the work as we will be revisiting all these concepts once we return to school.

Here are a few nice websites about measures.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zqr4jxs/articles/z4j88xs

More on different measures via the BBC bitesize.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zcpnb9q

Some fun games around measures! 

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/measures

 

 

14th Prisms – As an extension activity Have a look at solving this problem!

 

https://nrich.maths.org/5979/index

 

 

D Home Learning Project

 

Here are some other ideas for afternoon projects for this topic.

These are all optional and you can pick and choose which activities you would like to do.

 

Arts and Crafts

 

The Mayans developed some great arts and crafts. They produced beautiful weaving with lovely bright colours!

 

You could try some of your own weaving. If you google weaving with card using wool, you’ll get lots of ideas and YouTube videos to watch. The brighter the better!

 

You could make a Mayan mask! This can be a piece of card or paper with a fantastic design coloured in. They often wore very bright and colourful masks and quite scary! You can even make a mask out of papier-mâché. Again, have a look at ideas online.

 

You could make your own headdress like the ones the High Priest would have worn.

 

Or maybe some Mayan jewellery if you have any beads at home.  

 

You can make a Mayan step pyramid out of Lego!

 

Have a look at Mayan arts and crafts for children online for lots more exciting ideas!

 

Week 4 - Activity Sheet Maya Map

Week 4 - The Mayan Priests

Week 4 - Meeting The Mayans

 

Monday 4th May 2020

Dear Year 5 children and parents,

Week 3 - 4th - 7th May 2020

It has been lovely speaking to so many of you this week and hearing about how the children are getting on. So many wonderful ideas for projects and lots of exciting learning going on. You all deserve a pat on the back!

We are both glad that parents in Year 5 are valuing the social skills and independent learning that children are gaining from being at home - cooking, cleaning and basic household management. Now is a great time to crack the whip on “growing up.” Year 5 children should be making their own beds, laying/clearing the dinner table, closing/opening the curtains round the house and generally getting into “I’m a capable little human being mode.” It sometimes feels a bit cruel when you have been the sort of parent that does everything for your children, but you are helping them in the long run. Trust us and if all else fails…just blame Mrs Crook when they moan!

We are continuing with our topic ‘Round and Round’ but focusing on the life cycles of plants and the water cycle this week as well as looking at VE day. You will notice that this week is more practical as doing and making can be so much fun and helps if children are flagging a bit.

For Maths please continue to log into MyMaths for the set activities. The activities all have accompanying lessons so please do these first. They will really help you answer the questions in the homework section. Please remember to log out carefully from MyMaths by pressing finish and close so that your completed work is sent to us. There are so many good games and maths activities online so make sure you do these too! We understand that on some days you won’t be able to do it all and that is ok. As we have always said, you can only do your best!

It is the 75th Anniversary of VE Day on Friday 8th May 2020. Had we been at school we are sure that we would have had a fantastic celebration to mark the day. Just because we are still in a lockdown and social distancing from those around us does not mean we can’t celebrate it in our own way.

Here are some ideas of what you could get up to with your family:

  1. Prepare yourself a yummy picnic with some wartime favourites. Enjoy it either inside or out depending on what space you have available to you.
  2. Pop on some War Time Music to create a 1940s atmosphere. Ask your family to dress up if you’re super keen!
  3. Research what happened on VE Day and create your own newspaper front cover or a poster commemorating what happened.
  4. Learn how to Jive. There are lots of lessons here.
  5. If you are allowed to stay up until 9pm the Royal British Legion is organising a national rendition of ‘We’ll meet again’. Visit here for more details. The BBC will be airing this live from around the country. There is more information further in our planning about VE day too.

We are sure as we get nearer to the day there will be more things advertised on social media. In whatever way you choose, I hope you can remember those that gave so much for us in the World War Two. If you do something really exciting you can enter it into a competition being run by Dan Snow, the historian. Why not give it a go? Children love a competition! Click here to find out more.

As always, we are here should you need any support with your child’s learning, do make an appointment.

We are missing you all very much and hoping we will all be together again soon.

Wishing you peace and good health,

Mrs Crook and Mrs Watson

 

Home Reading each day

(At least 20mins)

You could use Oxford Owls if you run out of books!

Oxford Owl for Home
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

 

Reading about different animals and their life cycles will be great during the next week!

 

B English

Monday 4th May

This week we will start by looking at the lifecycle of the plant. We do not always think of plants having a lifecycle like animals do, but they do. Here are a few BBC Bitesize videos to introduce this concept.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zgssgk7/articles/zyv3jty

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zgssgk7/articles/zqbcxfr

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zxfrwmn/articles/z28dpbk

Your task today is to draw a detailed poster with labels and pictures, explaining the lifecycle of the plant.

You can do this on the computer if you want to. Add text boxes and arrows. Look at the attached Word document to see the sort of thing that we expect.

 

Tuesday 5th May

The Water Cycle.

Today we will focus on the water cycle, another concept that goes round and round. Have a look at these clips and websites but there are lots of videos and information about this online.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fkR9foB0cU

A long clip but children love Bill Nye the Science guy!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zh4rkqt

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z8qtfg8https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWb4KlM2vts

There are lots of practical activities you can do to model this concept. You can put some water in a clear bag and seal the top and watch the water cycle. You can use a glass bowl with cling film on the top to also model this idea. Or you can make your own model. These websites give you a few ideas with instructions but if you search for water cycle experiments, you will get lots more ideas. There are lots of activities with the bowl on YouTube. Today you need to make your own water cycle and watch it over the next week. If you google “Kids making a water cycle” and look at the images this will give you plenty of ideas too.

https://thebestscienceproject.com/water-cycle-experiment/

https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/learn-about/met-office-for-schools/other-content/other-resources/experiments/water-cycle

https://www.science-sparks.com/make-a-mini-water-cycle/

Wednesday 6th /Thursday 7th

Friday is a bank holiday to commemorate VE Day. Have a look at what this means. Talk to someone at home about this important day. Do some research and read around the subject. Look at the PowerPoint attached to our plans or look at the links below.

https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/inspire-me/ve-day/

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/history/world-war-ii/ve-day/

Please choose two of these tasks that appeal to you, including the ideas on our letter. You could even make up your own activity.

 

  • Write a diary entry as if you were just hearing the news that the war was over.

 

  • Write a news report (like the news reports we have done in class! It could be on the computer) explaining what has happened.

 

  • Pretend you are Winston Churchill and write a speech that you would read out to announce the news. Even read this out on Friday pretending to be Winston!

 

  • Design a party invitation for your neighbours as you intend to organise a street party. Do they need to design party hats and what games and activities will you do?

 

  • Design a medal for a British soldier who served in the Second World War.

 

  • You can decorate your home with bunting – the union jack flag for example. Or make a party hat for your pretend street party!

 

Additional idea for flagging children.

If children are flagging with an activity there are lots of great ideas to help with our SPaG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar and other subjects) on BBC bitesize.

Pick Year 5 and then choose an English SPaG task. (If you like the other subjects then you can always go back to these at any other time)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

Or even better…give up, go out for a walk or a play! 😊

 

C Maths Activity

 

This week we will focus on Geometry – Position and direction.

Learning objectives will be:

  • Position in the first quadrant
  • Reflection
  • Reflection with coordinates
  • Translation
  • Translation with coordinates

Children recap their use of coordinates from previous years learning. They understand to read co-ordinates they need to start at the origin (0,0) and firstly read along the 𝑥–axis and then up the 𝑦 axis. For example, (3,5) is 3 along the 𝑥–axis and 5 up the 𝑦 axis.  Along the corridor and up the stairs!

Please continue to log into MyMaths to see the activities set. To access please use

https://www.mymaths.co.uk/

Username: staups

Password:green

 

The tasks with the lessons and homework will show once the children log in. Here is also a copy of the activities set on MyMaths.

 

Spheres

5th May - Look at this BBC clip and then make your own treasure map with coordinates for where certain things are hidden in your map. For example, the hamper of food is found in 5, 6 and the gold coins are found in 3, 9.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z7qmpv4

 

Cubes –

4th May - For a quick recap on coordinates

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zgthvcw/articles/z96k9qt

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z7qmpv4

A few practise games to play

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/469/Coordinates-Alien-Attack

http://www.scootle.edu.au/ec/viewing/L350/index.html#

5th May - Today you can make your own treasure map with one quadrant. Make sure your map has the x and y axis labelled and is nicely coloured in. Then write down the coordinates for a variety of items drawn on your map. For example, the hamper of food is found in 5, 6 and the gold coins are in 3, 9 and the iPad is hidden in 2, 10!

 

Cylinders 

5th May - Have a look at this small clip

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z7qmpv4

Your task is to make a treasure map. You can use just one quadrant or use 2 or 4 including negative numbers. It is up to you! Design your treasure island map and then write coordinates for items such as the gold coins in 5, 7 and the hamper of food in 2, 10 and the iPad in 6, 8! Make sure your map is nicely designed and coloured in with the x and y axis carefully labelled.

 

Prisms

Your task is to make a treasure map. Try to include 4 quadrants including negative numbers. Design your treasure island map and then write coordinates for items such as the gold coins in 5, -7 and the hamper of food in -2, -10 and the iPad in 6, 8! Make sure your map is nicely designed and coloured in with the x and y axis carefully labelled.

 

Do not forget to have a go on Times Tables Rock stars!

 

https://ttrockstars.com/

 

D Home Learning Project

 

Here are some other ideas for afternoon projects for this topic! These are all optionally and you can pick and choose which activities you would like to do. You might have some other great ideas around life cycles.

 

When you are in your garden, think of how you can help the lifecycle of animals.

Can you build an insect house?

Can you design and construct an area that will attract more insects and wildlife into your garden? Don’t worry if you don’t have a garden, you can draw and design something that we could then make and use in our school grounds!

 

Think about starting to grow some flowers! Mrs Watson loves gardening, and this is a time to plant seeds and watch them grow! This will help you to think about the lifecycles of plants too! Some seeds in a small pot on your window ledge is a great start!

 

 

 

Art

Using a variety of materials, design and create a picture of an animal or plant. It can be done in a variety of mediums, such as water colours, paints, pens, pencils, tapestry, fabrics, collage, or even a 3D model!

Can you sew your own butterfly and put this onto a garden background! Be creative and we will look forward to displaying these pieces of work around the school with your work!

 

Tessellations - look at the website below. You need to click and move the black and white shapes to make up the pattern.

 

http://www.mathcats.com/explore/tessellations/tessgallery.html

 

https://www.nctm.org/Classroom-Resources/Illuminations/Interactives/Tessellation-Creator/

 

Have a try at drawing or cutting out polygons and making a pattern.

 

Think about where you would see tessellations in our everyday environment.

 

Have you looked at the art of M.C Escher yet?

 

It will blow your mind.

 

Look out for his staircase!

 

 

 

 

Week 3 - Life Cycle of a Plant

Week 3 - VE Day Powerpoint

 

 

Dear Year 5 parents and children,

Week 2 - 27th April - 1st May 2020

First and foremost, we hope that everyone is safe and healthy and has been able to enjoy some of this lovely sunshine. We are delighted to have heard about all the fun things that children have been up to this week. Someone (who shall remain nameless) has even mastered the pogo stick. Well done, young man! Some others have made homemade pizza for their family. Great work! Some children (this gives it away; it was a set of twins) even found a dead baby shark on the beach and someone else has been recording animals at night. It shows you just how much learning you are all doing without us. Your parents are doing a great job!

As you know, our new topic is titled ‘Round and Round’. This is a topic about life cycles but it also takes this idea more broadly in terms of appreciating the variety of life and how it can be supported and the ideas of cycles and repeat processes in other areas, like the water cycle. Life cycles will be the focus for our English activities, but please feel free to change and adapt to suit your child’s needs and interests. We have added a list of the government statutory Y3/4 and Y5/6 spellings as a resource to refer to should you wish to. Feel free to use these if you wish to, but they are not essential.

In the afternoons you can either carry on with your own projects, do more on the topic ‘Round and Round’ from section D or follow your own learning. It is up to you!

For Maths, please continue to log into MyMaths for set activities. The activities all have accompanying lessons so please do these first. They will really help you answer the questions in the homework section. Please remember to log out carefully from MyMaths by pressing finish and close so that your completed work is sent to us. There are so many good games and maths activities online so make sure you try some of these too if you would like to.

We understand that on some days you will not be able to do it all and that is ok. As we have always said, you can only do your best. Year 5 is really a year for developing independence, so with guidance the children should be able to “run with things,” and impress you with their efforts.

Most importantly, stay safe, be happy and enjoy this time together. We shall hopefully see you all soon!

Mrs Watson and Mrs Crook

A Home Reading each day

(At least 20mins)

You could use Oxford Owls if you run out of books!

Oxford Owl for Home
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

 

Reading about different animals and their life cycles will be great during the next week!

 

B An English Writing Activity

1&2) This week we will work around a book called ‘Velvet and Elvis-A Mother & Son Story of New Zealand’s Longfin Eel’ by Stephanie Bowman. This is the story of the lifecycle of an eel in New Zealand. We found a copy of the story online from this link. We hope it works!

https://www.slideshare.net/nikkitester1/velvet-andelvispicture-book

Firstly, read through the story. We have put a PowerPoint on the homework page with accompanying questions about the story and the life cycle of the eel. Read through the questions and talk about some of the issues raised. Discuss some of the key vocabulary in the story. There are lots of especially important issues raised in this story.

Then draw a diagram representing the life cycle of an eel. You can do lots more research online about the life cycle of an eel. They really are quite fascinating creatures!

3 & 4) Your task for the next two days is to write your own story about an animal of your choice that makes a journey as part of its lifecycle. You can name the animal and include other hazards that the animal comes across. Like Stephanie Bowman, use your imagination but keep to the scientific facts that teach us about the amazing life cycle.

Some examples of animals you might choose could be Leatherback or Green Turtles, Humpback Whales, Great White Sharks, Blue Wildebeest, Sockeye Salmon, Monarch or Painted Lady Butterflies, Globe SkimmerDragonflies or Wandering Albatross…the list is endless! It is up to you.

Firstly, you need to create a plan of the sequence of events in the animal’s journey. You can copy lots of the ideas from the Velvet and Elvis story. So, for example, somewhere you might have a human in the story. Your story can be very similar to Elvis and Velvet, just written in your own words but it needs to change the life cycle to match your animal. When you write the story, you can just write in paragraphs with a picture at the end, or you can design a story board with a few sentences and a picture (similar in style to how Stephanie Bowman has written her book) How you write and design your story is up to you. You might even want to make your own little book or type it up on the computer and add in photos from the internet. It is up to you. Here we are developing your independence, Year 5!

Make sure you include as much scientific vocabulary as you can. You can make this story as long as you like if you are inspired.

5) Make sure you have the chance to read your story to someone else. Check you sentences make sense and the punctuation is correctly used. Don’t forget to make your illustrations as beautiful as you can! We are really looking forward to reading these when you return to school and display them for others to read!

C Maths Activity

We are continuing our work in Maths on Geometry.

All the activities will be set on the MyMaths website, so please log in every day to read the instructions.

 

This week we continue to look at angles in 2D shapes and revise the properties of regular and irregular polygons.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvmxsbk/articles/z98n4qt

 

https://www.theschoolrun.com/what-is-a-polygon

 

https://www.mathsisfun.com/geometry/polygons.html

 

Please continue to log into MyMaths to see the activities set. To access please use

https://www.mymaths.co.uk/

 

Username: staups

Password:green

 

 

Don’t forget to have a go on Times Tables Rock stars.

https://ttrockstars.com/

D Home Learning Project

 

Here are some other ideas for afternoon projects for this topic! These are all optional and you can pick and choose which activities you would like to do. You might have some other great ideas around life cycles too.

 

When you are in your garden, think of how you can help the lifecycle of animals. Can you build an insect house? Can you design and construct an area that will attract more insects and wildlife into your garden? Don’t worry if you don’t have a garden, you can draw and design something that we could then make and use in our school grounds.

 

Think about starting to grow some flowers. Mrs Watson loves gardening, and this is a time to plant seeds and watch them grow! This will help you to think about the lifecycles of plants too. Some seeds in a small pot on your window ledge are a great start.

Art

Using a variety of materials, design and create a picture of an animal or plant. It can be done in a variety of mediums, such as water colours, paints, pens, pencils, tapestry, fabrics, collage, or even a 3D model.

Be creative and we’ll look forward to displaying these pieces of work around the school with your work.

Maybe you could copy the art of a famous artist who specialises in animals or do on You Tube to find a “How to draw a……” You could choose a favourite animal and learn how to draw it in stages.

 

Tessellations - look at the website below. You need to click and move the black and white shapes to make up the pattern.

 

http://www.mathcats.com/explore/tessellations/tessgallery.html

 

https://www.nctm.org/Classroom-Resources/Illuminations/Interactives/Tessellation-Creator/

 

Have a try at drawing or cutting out polygons and making a pattern. Think about where you would see tessellations in our everyday environment.

 

Maybe look at the work of M.C Escher!

 

 

 

Week 2 - Year 5 & 6 Spellings

Week 2 - Year 3 & 4 Spellings

Week 2 - Geometry Powerpoint

Week 2 - 3D Shape Nets

Week 2 - Tuesday Maths - Prisms

Week 2 - Velvet & Elvis Powerpoint

 

Dear Year 5 parents and children,

Week 1 - 20th-24th April 2020

First and foremost, we hope that everyone is safe and healthy and have been able to enjoy some of this lovely sunshine! We hope you had a joyous Easter and managed to get time to reflect of the true meaning of this time of year.

We have both been very busy in our gardens and sorting out lots of messy cupboards. I bet some of your parents have made you tidy up your bedrooms. Well done if they have! Mrs Crook has not succeeded in getting Fraser or Skye to tidy their bedrooms yet. Teenagers take a lot of hard work to motivate! However, they have made birthday cakes, had Easter Egg hunts, played board games, walked a lot, done lots of homework, irritated each other and watched Disney Plus.

Our new topic this term is titled ‘Round and Round’. This is a topic about life cycles, but it also takes this idea more broadly in terms of appreciating the variety of life and how it can be supported and the idea of cycles and repeat processes in other areas, like the water cycle. This will be the focus for our English activities, but please feel free to do more around this topic in the afternoons too.  In the afternoon you can either carry on with your own projects or do more on the topic ‘Round and Round’. It’s up to you!

For Maths, please continue to log into MyMaths for set activities. The activities all have accompanying lessons so please do these first. They will really help you answer the questions in the homework section. Please remember to log out carefully from MyMaths by pressing finish and close so that your completed work is sent to us. There are so many good games and maths activities online so make sure you do these too!

We understand that on some days you won’t be able to do it all. That is ok! As we have always said, you can only do your best. 

Stay safe and enjoy this strange time together. Children, please remember to be good for your families! Please contact the office should you need a phone call from us or advice with any aspects of your child/children’s learning.

We both really miss you all. Thank you for your continued support and God bless!

Mrs Crook and Mrs Watson XX

Home Reading each day

(At least 20mins)

You could use Oxford Owls if you run out of books or how about listening to some stories free through audible? Make sure you find a comfortable place to read every day! Maybe make a reading den?

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

 

https://stories.audible.com/discovery

 

Reading about different animals and their life cycles will be great during the next week!

 

B An English Writing Activity

  1. Use the BBC link below to introduce the topic of lifecycles

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zt96sg8

 

Now read through the PowerPoint attached – on the homework page titled:

               Year-5-Powerpoint-Science-lifecycles

This PowerPoint can be referred back to during this topic as there are lots of interesting and informative facts on it. You do not need to worry about the activities on the PowerPoint but if you would like to use any of them, then please do. Even if you just talked about them this would greatly help with your learning.

Make lots of notes in your books about what you have learnt today. Note down any key vocabulary linked to the topic - like a glossary.

 

  1. Have you ever wondered what came first? The chicken or the egg? Maybe discuss this with a family member.

 

Today is your turn to pick an animal of your choice and write an explanation text about its lifecycle. Use as many resources as you can. Make sure your work has detailed labelled pictures and diagram to explain the lifecycle of your chosen animal.

 

https://www.theschoolrun.com/what-is-a-life-cycle

 

  1. Continue with the above task. Remember to refer back to the PowerPoint but there are many good resources on lifecycles for Year 5.

 

  1. Go out into your garden, or look out of your window and make a list of all the life cycles you can see! What type of wildlife do have in your garden? If you don’t have a garden do this on your daily walk. You can sketch your garden/walk and then add in the lifecycles you can see. Don’t forget to add in the people!

 

  1. Based on your work yesterday, look at your sketch and think about what you can see, hear, smell and feel. Jot down lovely descriptive words about your scene and write a small poem about life outside your window. If you’re stuck for ideas, there are lots of poems you can read online for inspiration.

 

  1. Next week we will work around a book called ‘Velvet and Elvis a Mother & Son Story of New Zealand’s Longfin Eel’ by Stephanie Bowman. This is the story of the lifecycle of an eel in New Zealand. We found a copy of the story online from this link. We hope it works! If not, please do not worry and let us know as we might be able to send other resources. 

 

https://www.slideshare.net/nikkitester1/velvet-andelvispicture-book

 

 

 

C Maths Activity

Geometry – Properties of shape

 

This will be the new topic in Maths for the next 2 -3 weeks. All the activities will be set on the MyMaths website, so please log in every day to read the instructions.

 

Here are the main learning objectives:

Measuring angles in degrees

Measuring with a protractor

Drawing lines and angles accurately

Calculating angles on a straight line

Calculating angles around a point

Calculating lengths and angles in shapes

Regular and irregular polygons

Reasoning about 3D shapes

 

We hope everyone is able to use a protractor. You can even print a protractor. We have left some protractors in the red box outside the school gate if you really wanted to collect a protractor to use (during your daily walk). The online activities will have interactive protractors but other activities around the home will require you to use a protractor. As always, just do what you can!

This is a good website for remembering how to work with protractors.

https://www.mathsisfun.com/geometry/protractor-using.html

 

Please continue to log into MyMaths to see the activities set.

To access please use

https://www.mymaths.co.uk/

 

Username: staups

Password: green

Don’t forget to have a go on Times Tables Rock stars.

https://ttrockstars.com/

 

Internet Safety

Please remember, if you are using the internet for any of your research that you do so safely.

 

Only click on websites you recognise and if you are unsure, ask an adult to help you.

If you do see or read anything that you think you shouldn’t have, tell a trusted adult straight away!          

 We thought you might like to see a picture of Mrs Crook’s favourite egg cups! Which one would you choose?

D Home Learning Project

 

 

If you are still working on your own home project, then carry on! We’re really looking forward to seeing these when we get back to school!

 

Here are some other ideas for afternoon projects for this topic!

 

When you are in your garden, think of how you can help the lifecycle of animals. Can you build an insect house? Can you design and construct an area that will attract more insects and wildlife into your garden?

 

Think about starting to grow some flowers! Mrs Watsons loves gardening and this is a time to plant seeds and watch them grow! This will help you to think about the lifecycles of plants too!

 

Art

 

Using a variety of materials, design and create a picture of an animal or plant. It can be done in a variety of mediums, such as water colours, paints, pens, pencils, tapestry, fabrics, collage, or even a 3D model!  

Can you sew your own butterfly and put this onto a garden background? Be creative and we’ll look forward to displaying these pieces of creative work around the school with your work on return.

 

 

 

 

Fun Easter Activities - 2nd April 2020 

 Home School Learning - 23rd March - 1st April 2020

Take care and stay safe.

Mrs. Crook & Mrs. Watson

 
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