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YEAR 5 HOME LEARNING - TERM 6 - WEEK 7 - 13th - 17th July 2020

Letter re Residential June 2021

Dear Year 5 parents and children,

TERM 6 - WEEK 7 - 13th-17th July 2020

 

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/

 

Look out for any books that you might have about a different cultures. Look out for features in the story that reflect that country and their culture.

  1. An English Writing Activity

 

PLEASE SEE VIRTUAL CAMP DOCUMENT

 

 

OUR LETTER IS ON THERE!

 

C Maths Activity

Log into My Maths every day for the set tasks. Below is a copy of any other activities set.

 

Spheres and Cubes

Wednesday 15th July

https://www.mathplayground.com/area_perimeter.html

 

Thursday 16th July

Plan a playground

Use some squared paper and design a playground. You can have different zones such as a football pitch, climbing frame area, or swimming pool! Work out the areas of each of these and work out the area of the entire land you need to build your playground on. If you use squared paper, you can make each square equal 1 metre square in area.

 

Friday 17th July

Cost of the new playground.

Today make up some costs for each piece of equipment and add up the prices to work out the final cost of the playground. Will you need to buy land? How much fencing will you need?

Make sure your plans and designs are coloured in nicely and full of labels.

This work also helps with scales and ratios in maths, as well as measures.

 

Cylinders and Prisms

Wednesday 15th July

Look at the BBC bitesize video on scales

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z8pfgk7

Complete the PDF activity sheet on the homepage about scales

 

Thursday 16thJuly.

Over the next couple of days you need to draw a plan of a building, car, play area or theme park and think about the scale you are working in. You can chose anything really. It might be something from your favourite computer game, TV programme or books. The scale model of Hogwarts at the Studio Tour is built to a 1:24 scale.  It is said to be 50 feet across - meaning right across from one side to the other, so that encompasses a lot of land around the castle but not the Forbidden Forest or Lake. Look at the Hogwarts floor plan on the word document on the homepage for some ideas.

If you draw a building or a car, research the measurements and like the BBC video, then scale down to a cm in order to draw this to scale. To start with keep your drawings to 2D.  If you want to draw a map of a play area or theme park then again think about the scale. Use squared paper to help. Each square could represent 1m for example.

Colour in and label your drawing with the measurements and a scale key. 

 

Friday 17th July

Today you can carry on with any work from yesterday.

You can now think about making your drawing into a 3D model. Maybe make something out of Lego to scale. Can you make a model to scale out of paper and card? Remember the houses some of you made in our Great Fire of London topic that would have been made to scale?

 

D Home Learning Project ideas

 

PLEASE SEE VIRTUAL CAMP DOCUMENT

 

 

 

WEEK 7 - Virtual School Journey

WEEK 7 - Art Lesson

WEEK 7 - Hogwarts Floor Plan

WEEK 7 - Greenhouse Effect

WEEK 7 - Japanese Art

WEEK 7 - Maths Lesson

WEEK 7 - Scale Drawing

 

Dear Y5 parents and children,

Welcome to Sports Day week in Year 5!

TERM 6 - WEEK 6 - 6TH-10TH JULY 2020

It would be around this time of year that we would have had our school sports day. Have a look at the home sports day pack and think about organising your own home sports day towards the end of the week. You will be able to design and write a programme of events, make score cards and design a medal for the winners or certificates during your afternoon activities.

As we are allowed some family friends in our gardens now, you might want to include some friends and family in your sports day events too. Maybe have a picnic too, but this year is even better because you can cross the track to get your picnic!

English/History

This week we are asking you to research a sports person from history or even present day. Maybe Roger Bannister, Jesse Owens, Billie Jean King, Muhammed Ali, Pele, Messi or Michael Schumacher. You will find that these characters had remarkably interesting stories to tell in the sporting arena and outside it too.

Afternoon activities

We know that families are flagging a bit now with home learning. We are conscious that many of you are back to work and trying to juggle home learning too. We would love it if you could keep up with the English and maths, but you need you to know that the afternoon activities are optional. It is important at this point that the children are interested and motivated with what they are doing. In other words, please don’t try and flog a dead horse! Learning should be fun, fulfilling and meaningful. We are all tired normally by this stage in the term and so give yourselves a break! Go for a walk, get an ice-cream encourage family discussions. Please do not let home learning become a battle ground.

We shall hopefully see you all soon, Mrs Watson, Mrs Crook and Milo the school dog X

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/

 

Look out for any books that you might have about sports people, Olympians and Paralympians and their inspirational stories.

B   English Writing Activity

This week we are asking you in your English/History work to research a sports person from history. Maybe Roger Bannister, Jesse Owens, Billie Jean King, Muhammed Ali, Jack Leslie, Pele, Mary Peters or Michael Schumacher or someone else that interests you or your family.

You may choose a modern star like Ronaldo, Jessica Ennis-Hill, Andy Murray or Ellie Simmonds.

 

You will find that these characters have remarkably interesting stories to tell in the sporting arena and outside it too. We would like you to create a biography/fact file/booklet all about your chosen star.

 

You will need to spend the first day researching and reading about your sports star. This includes their early life and childhood and how they began their career. There may be interesting stories about your sports person that you may wish to include in your work. We want to know about the challenges and struggles these people faced. What did they need to do to reach their goals?

 

The second day is for making notes in rough about your chosen star and thinking about how you want to present your work.

 

By Wednesday, you will be writing your biography/fact file/booklet. Don’t forget to add in important quotes written about them by other people and add statistics about their achievements.

 

By Thursday and Friday, you will need to be adding in photographs or illustrating your work. We are happy for you to either type-up or hand write and illustrate your work…or have a mixture of the two. It is up to you!

 

Please remember to write it all in your own words. We don’t want a lot of cutting and pasting from other websites. We need to know that you understand what you write and can create your own work.

 

We would like you to bring these biographies/booklets/fact files in next year to be in the Year 6 library class area so everyone can read them. Therefore, you will want to create a front cover that is eye-catching and remember it should have your name on it.

Wow us with your wonderful work! We can’t wait to see it. Your Year 6 teacher(s) may want to use this super work for a display in September! 😊 Make it AMAZING!

 

S.P.A.G. (Optional)

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

C Maths Activity 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!

Log into My Maths every day for the set tasks. Below is a copy of any other activities set.

 

Spheres – Friday 10th July

Have a go at Daily 10 and try the different levels for addition and subtraction. What is your highest score?

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10

 

Cubes – Friday 10th July

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/mental-maths-train

 

 

Cylinders and Prisms – Friday 10th July

Countdown Game

https://nrich.maths.org/6499

 

D Home Learning Project ideas (afternoons)

P.E.

Home Sports Day!

It would be around this time of year that we would have had our sports day. Have a look at the home sports day pack and think about organising your own home sports day. As we are allowed some family friends in our gardens now, you might want to include some friends and family in your sports day events.

Think about designing and writing a programme of events. Make score cards. Design a medal for the winners or certificates.

 

Question of the day

Ongoing SCIENCE project-Until the end of term

Choose a small notebook and answer a question most days in the book from the PowerPoint. Use all the research tools you can and write a paragraph to explain the answer.  Do not just copy out an answer-explain it in your own words! It is important from your research that you really understand it.

You might want to illustrate each answer and do one question on each page. Feel free to answer your own questions too. There may be some that have come up in family discussions like “why is the sky blue?” and “does everyone in the world see the same colours?” This little book is to develop your curiosity and make you an independent thinker. Once you are in Year 6 you will be expected to run with things and ask lots of questions about the world around you. This will help you along the way.

R.E.

The Importance of Prayer

There are different ways of praying. They say when you sing you are praying twice! You can pray quietly, with others, in different places. You can look at a picture or statue or be somewhere with a lovely view.

There are different types of prayer.

Prayer of petition or asking.

A prayer of sorrow to ask for God’s forgiveness.

A prayer of thanksgiving

A prayer of praise

A prayer of meditation when we read a passage from the scripture and think about it.

A prayer of contemplation when we pray in silence.

 

Activity - write some prayers to fit each of the different types of prayers. Make a little book of your prayer. Decorate the prayers beautifully and we will be able to make a class prayer book when you return to school. 

 

 

WEEK 6 - Sports Day Pack

WEEK 6 - Questions of the Day

 

TERM 6 - WEEK 5 - 29th June - 3rd July 2020

BUDDY WEEK!

If we were in school this week you would have done a lot of work and training on becoming a buddy. When you get into Year 6 this is a position of great responsibility that means that you are being trusted to help younger year groups. Being a buddy requires you to not only be a physical support for your YR (cutting up dinner, helping them learn new games, etc) but also an emotional support. You need to imagine the buddy is like a little brother or sister who needs your kindness and advice (no arguing like a brother and sister though!)

Your activities this week revolve around friendship and culminate in you writing your buddy letter towards the end of the week. You will need to keep this letter to give to your buddy in September! You might also want to draw some pictures for your buddy or enclose a photograph of yourself. Year Rs are known to hero worship their buddies, so a photo of you will be a real prized possession!

R.E.  Monday 29th June – The feast day of St Peter and St Paul.

As a Catholic school we encourage all children to take some time to reflect on some of the important feast days. Monday is the feast of St. Peter and St. Paul, so please look below for some activity ideas around this. Even if you take some time to learn and reflect a little bit about why Christians around the world celebrate this feast day that would be lovely.

QUESTIONS OF THE DAY-ONGOING SCIENCE PROJECT (UNTIL THE END OF TERM)

Choose a small notebook and answer a question most days in the book from the PowerPoint. Use all the research tools you can and write a paragraph to explain the answer.  Do not just copy out an answer-explain it in your own words! It is important from your research that you really understand it.

You might want to illustrate each answer and do one question on each page. Feel free to answer your own questions too. There may be some that have come up in family discussions like “why is the sky blue?” and “does everyone in the world see the same colours?” This little book is to develop your curiosity and make you an independent thinker. Once you are in Year 6 you will be expected to run with things and ask lots of questions about the world around you. This will help you along the way.

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. 

Enjoy your buddy week!

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/

Look out for any books that you might have about friendship. Look out for features in the story that reflect how characters resolve issues and work through problems.

Maybe watch any of the “Toy Story” films or “Finding Nemo.” Watch the film thinking about the theme of friendship and think about the characters and how the friendships develop over time. Are some friendships one-sided? How do friendships develop over time? Do the characters both put an equal amount into their relationship. What can you learn from these stories?

Look out some picture books that are your favourites. Have a go at reading them as if it were to your buddy. Take time to think about the sort of questions you might ask your YR about the pictures or the characters. Maybe you could ask them about what might happen next (predicting is hard for YR so by doing this you are helping them learn)

 

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

 

  1. English Writing Activity. BUDDY WEEK!

If we were in school this week you would have done a lot of work and training on becoming a buddy. When you get into Year 6 this is a position of responsibility that means that you are being trusted to help younger year groups. Being a buddy requires you to not only be a physical support for your YR (cutting up dinner, helping them learn new games, etc) but also an emotional support. You need to imagine the buddy is like a little brother or sister who needs your kindness and advice (no arguing like a brother and sister though!) Your activities this week revolve around friendship and culminate in you writing your buddy letter towards the end of the week. You will need to keep this letter to give to your buddy in September.

 

TASK 1- Read the “How to be a good friend PowerPoint.” Can you answer the questions verbally? Make a list of the qualities you already possess to make a good buddy. You should have at least 10 excellent qualities. Keep this list as you will use this in your letter on Thursday and Friday. Possibly reflect on what you need to work on before you meet your buddy. Maybe you lose your temper too quickly or are not a good listener. What could you do to improve this over the holidays?

 

TASK 2-Look at the friendship scenario pdf. When you are a buddy you will need to share your wisdom with little people of how to solve problems. Have a go at answering the questions cards either to an adult or in your book in full sentences.

 

TASK 3- Use the “Making Negative Thoughts into Positive Thoughts” pdf. Often, we think negatively about a situation or an event that has happened or is about to happen. When we think negatively, we are likely to carry on thinking negatively, which helps to make the thought more powerful. When this happens, it is difficult to find positive thoughts. This can lead to a one-sided view of a situation or event which is often not a true judgement. Please complete the table, so that you can see how you can change negative thoughts into positive thoughts. This is an important way for you to help your buddy if they feel sad or worried about something. You need to be able to look on the bright side of life!

 

TASK 4 (Two days) Now for the fun part!

It is time to write your buddy letter. You might want to write a rough draft first and then copy it into best on Friday.

The letter should be written in paragraphs. You can choose if you want to hand write it or type it up. Just write “Dear………” (and leave a gap for their name)

Firstly, introduce yourself to your buddy…your name, age, birthday, family, pets, hobbies and interests, etc.

Tell your buddy all about you and how much fun they will have at St. Augustine’s and the sort of things they might look forward to. Maybe ask them some questions about them and possibly refer to your list of qualities that you possess. You might want to tell them that you are kind and fair and will teach them to play good games, etc.

Remember this letter is showing the Year R children how clever the children are in Year 6. It needs to very professionally written and careful. Keep your letter safe. You will be asked to bring it to school in an envelope in Year 6 to give to your buddy.

You will also be asked to bring in some picture books that are your favourites to read to the Year R children when they first arrive.

Don’t forget to do some pictures for your YR. They will love your artwork! If you really wanted to, you could make them something. It’s up to you!

C Maths Activity

Log into My Maths every day for the set tasks. Below is a copy of any other activities set.

 

Spheres - activity for Friday 3rd July

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/rocket-rounding

 

Cubes and Cylinders – Wednesday 1st July

 

Try these games to revise negative numbers and sequences of numbers.

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?a=activity04

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?a=activity01

 

 

Prisms - Friday 3rd July

 

https://nrich.maths.org/141

 

https://nrich.maths.org/square-it/

 

D Home Learning Project ideas

R.E.

Monday 29th June 2020

The feast day of St Peter and St Paul.

Firstly, do some research about Saint Peter and Saint Paul. Look at the PowerPoint on the homepage. Write down some facts and think about what they did to start Christianity.

This is lovely website about different feast days so scroll down to June 29th. There are lots of lovely art and craft ideas to do when you press on links.

https://www.catholicicing.com/june-saint-feast-days-to-celebrate-with-kids/

 

Both Mrs Crook and Mrs Watson have been lucky enough to have visited Rome and St Peter’s Basilica. It really is an amazing place! Have a look at some facts about the Vatican and the Basilica. Why is this church so important to Catholics and Christians around the world?

St Peters

Facts

You could draw a picture of the Basilica.

You could write a tourist guide, write a postcard from St Peters Basilica is situated in the Vatican.

The Vatican City is a country – in fact, it is the smallest country in the world. Vatican City is surrounded by the city of Rome. Its own stamps and postal system!

 

QUESTIONS OF THE DAY

ONGOING SCIENCE PROJECT-Until the end of term

Choose a small notebook and answer a question most days in the book from the PowerPoint. Use all the research tools you can and write a paragraph to explain the answer.  Do not just copy out an answer-explain it in your own words! It is important from your research that you really understand it.

You might want to illustrate each answer and do one question on each page. Feel free to answer your own questions too. There may be some that have come up in family discussions like “why is the sky blue?” and “does everyone in the world see the same colours?” This little book is to develop your curiosity and make you an independent thinker. Once you are in Year 6 you will be expected to run with things and ask lots of questions about the world around you. This will help you along the way.

 

 

 

WEEK 5 - St Peter & St Paul

WEEK 5 - Questions of the Day

WEEK 5 - How to be a good friend

WEEK 5 - Question Cards

WEEK 5 - Making negative thoughts into positive

WEEK 5 - Friendship scenario

 

Dear Year 5 parents and children,

TERM 6 - WEEK 4 - 22nd-26th June 2020

Many thanks for all the secondary school calls this week. It was lovely to catch up with you all. Should you have any further questions or queries please do contact the office so we can call you back.

The World is Our Oyster continued…

We will continue to look at our next topic called The World is Our Oyster. This topic will focus on the Grampian mountain region of Scotland and the Rocky Mountains in Canada as well as exploring the pioneers of the 19th century in America and North American culture.  With focus in the news about historical figures not necessarily treating people fairly or ethically, you might want to think about ideas such as these related to our topic. Is it ok to go somewhere else and impose your ideas on another group of people? We are sure you will have lots to discuss in this topic and more widely. This is an excellent way of getting the children to engage in discussions about Black lives Matter and other issues raised in the media about making our society a fairer place to live.

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

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!

Mrs Watson and Mrs Crook

 

  1. 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/

Look out for any books that you might have about a different cultures. Look out for features in the story that reflect that country and their culture.

  1. An English Writing Activity

This week we are going to look at the early explorers of America in the 19th Century. Not everyone goes into the mountains to climb them for enjoyment and thrills! These early pioneers who crossed the North American continent in the 19th century were in search of a better life. Who were these people? Why were they on the move? How easy were their lives? What problems might they have encountered?

  1. Watch these YouTube videos telling the story of the Oregon trail during the 1870’s

The Oregon trail  Part 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CdRDFhwiqE

Part 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zb2l3N47ttk

 Part 3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysnT9nRuFPk

 

Here is some more information about the Oregon Trail

Can you look at a map and see how the trail goes to the Rockies? How long was this journey and how long did it take to travel the entire journey?

 

https://american-history.net/19th-century-america/westward-expansion/trails-into-the-west/oregon-trail/

 

  1. Today write and design an advert for enticing people to join the Oregon Train that leaves next week. Your advertisement is to appear in 19th Century US west coast newspapers and is to entice people to make the trek west and settle the new lands.
  2. ) What this video of a traditional song. (Just for a bit of fun!)

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Kidsongs+Oh+Susanna&&view=detail&mid=03EAA3CC8F1C4F754EAC03EAA3CC8F1C4F754EAC&&FORM=VRDGAR&ru=%2Fvideos%2Fsearch%3Fq%3DKidsongs%2BOh%2BSusanna%26FORM%3DVDMHRS

 

Today try to write a diary entry from a day along the Oregon Trail. Think about these ideas to help your writing.

 

Many of the pioneers were deeply religious.

When snow falls in the Rockies it can block passes and tracks for many months.

Disease kills two members of your wagon train.

Do you stop to bury your companions or carry on before the snow comes making it harder to cross the mountain passes?

Some pioneer groups starved in the wilderness when they ran out of food and could find none to replace it.

Native American warriors sometimes attacked pioneer wagon trains as they travelled across North America.

An axle breaks on a wagon as you cross rough terrain.

Do you distribute the load to other wagons slowing them all down and making them vulnerable to attack or leave behind the food and supplies making it harder for your pioneer group to survive in the mountain wilderness?

Further scenarios could relate to attacks by wild animals, severe weather and difficult physical obstacles such as dangerously fast-flowing rivers and streams.

 

  1. https://www.ducksters.com/history/native_american_navajo.php

Read about the native Americans, The Navajo Tribe.  Take the quiz at the end of the Website page!

Navajo song and pictures.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1uJidwo77s

 

  1. Today is the last day for this topic so either make sure you finish something from the above ideas or you could make a presentation about one aspect of this topic you enjoyed most. You could make a PowerPoint presentation adverting the Grampians in detail, where to walk or climb, where to stay and what activities are available in the region. You could do this for the Rockies. Or do a history PowerPoint about the Navajo tribe or the travellers along the Oregon Trail.

 

You may want to finish an Art or Music project instead.

 

 

 

C Maths Activity

 For 2 days we would like you to try making a maths game. Look at the PDFs on the homework page for ideas.

You can make your own times tables game. Snakes and ladders by answering maths questions to move on. Or write out a set of cards to play Top Trumps! This will be your maths work for the next couple of days. Have fun!

 

 

 

Wednesday 24th June to Friday 26th June you can log onto My Maths for some tasks.

 

Some games to play too! I’m sure by now you’ve all found your favourite maths games to play online!

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/games/embed/guardians-mathematica

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?a=activity12

 

 

D Home Learning Project ideas

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!

Geography

Research a variety of mountain ranges across the world.

Where will you find the highest mountains in the world?

What is the environment like in some of these mountain ranges?

What causes a mountain range to form?

How do glaciers work and the impact of glaciation on the landscape?

Plot the main mountain ranges on a world map.

Draw a scaled diagram with the world’s most famous mountains in ascending order.

The Contour lines on a map show the elevation levels of mountains. Have a go at some of the craft ideas from the PDF’s on the homepage, making a cardboard model of a mountain or the potato model!

The compass People going into the mountains for a walk or a climb will need a compass in case they get lost! But do you know how to really use a compass? Using a compass is not as easy as it sounds. If you can find a compass (quite a lot of smart phones have them) have a go at really understanding how a compass works and how it could help you. Pretend you’re lost in your garden or on a walk and try to get back to safe point using the compass.

Art

Have a look at the PowerPoint about Navajo arts.

If you have any spare materials you could make a blanket with Navajo designs.

https://www.medicinemangallery.com/native-american-art/navajo-rugs-navajo-blankets-for-sale

Can you turn any cardboard or junk materials into a pot with Navajo designs?

Music

Can you compose a song that your friends and family could sing to along the Oregon Trail?

This was a traditional song ‘Oh Susanna’

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Kidsongs+Oh+Susanna&&view=detail&mid=03EAA3CC8F1C4F754EAC03EAA3CC8F1C4F754EAC&&FORM=VRDGAR&ru=%2Fvideos%2Fsearch%3Fq%3DKidsongs%2BOh%2BSusanna%26FORM%3DVDMHRS

You’ll find song sheets on the homepage to have a sing song to!

 

WEEK 4 - World is our Oyster

WEEK 4 - Top Trumps

WEEK 4 - Earth is our Mother

WEEK 4 - Oh Susanna

WEEK 4 - Oh Susanna Ensemble

WEEK 4 - Navajo Designs

WEEK 4 - Emoji Code Breaking

WEEK 4 - 7 x tables board games

 

 

Dear Year 5 parents and children,

TERM 6 - WEEK 3 - 15th-19th June 2020

First and foremost, we hope that everyone is safe and healthy! Don’t forget we have a telephone appointment this week with parents about secondary school choices. Please have any questions ready to ask us, as 15 minutes is not a long time to talk. Please also remember the number that we call you from is withheld, so try and answer around the allotted time. If it is someone asking you to change your electricity provider, we give you permission to hang up!

The World is Our Oyster!

For the next two weeks we will look at our next topic called The World is Our Oyster! This topic will focus on the Grampian mountain region of Scotland and the Rocky Mountains in Canada as well as exploring the pioneers of the 19th century in America and North American culture. 

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

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. 

Kind regards,

Mrs Watson and Mrs Crook

  1. 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/

 

Look out for any books that you might have about a different cultures. Look out for features in the story that reflect that country and their culture.

  1. An English Writing Activity

Monday

The Grampian Mountains, Scotland.

To start this topic have a look at some facts about the Grampians. Can you write down 10 facts about these mountains? One good fact is that Mrs Watson has climbed to the top of the highest mountain in the Grampians! What is this mountain called and how high is it? Let us know if anyone has been to these mountains.

 

https://www.visitscotland.com/see-do/iconic-scotland/ben-nevis/

 

Tuesday

Planning a climb or a walk in the Grampians.

If you decided to climb one of the mountains in the Grampians what would you need to take with you? This will depend on the time of year you go climbing and some climbs only involve walking up very steep paths. Mrs Watson knows all about this!  Other mountains are more challenging and involve specialist equipment. You decide on your own journey and make a list of the things you would need.

Don’t forget the weather can change very quickly in the mountains!

You can design a little safety leaflet with your items listed. You could then design the leaflet with two different types of climbs or walks.

 

Wednesday

The Rockies, USA

Do some research about the Rockies Mountain range in the USA. Again ty to find 10 facts about these mountains particularly focusing on how different or similar they are compared to the Grampians in Scotland. Has anyone in Year 5 been to these mountains?

Thursday

People don’t just go to these mountains to climb them. What other activities can people do in the Rockies Mountains? When would be the best time of year to visit the Rockies? Choose on of these:

  • Write a diary entry about a day in the Rockies.
  • Write a postcard from your visit to the Rockies.
  • Write a tourist poster advertising the Rockies as great holiday destination!

 

Friday

Look at the photo of the mountain adventure where some people are sitting on the side of a mountain. WOW! I don’t think we’d have the nerves to sit there like these people are! It looks terrifying but maybe for others it’s a wonderful experience of feeling free and seeing the fantastic scenery like a bird in the sky would. Write either a descriptive piece of writing or a poem describing how you would feel sitting on there. What can you see and hear? If you have a thesaurus at home look through it to find some great vocabulary to describe these emotions you are having.

 

 

Next week we will focus on the History of explorers and travellers to the Rockies and through North America. There will be lots of great art and craft activities too! Plenty to keep us busy!

 

C Maths Activity

Data Handling.

This week we will spend some time away from the tasks on My Maths and focus on practical ideas to help collect, analyse and present data. However IF you would still like to do some My Maths tasks, there will be daily tasks online too.

 

Look at the Maths PowerPoint and PDF for some ideas around collecting and presenting data.

 

Collecting some data – you can choose the data you want to collect.

 

It could be linked to our mountains work; height of mountains, climate or number of visitors. (Look at the PowerPoint for ideas to copy) It takes a bit of researching but typing in Annual rainfall in the Rockies or Annual temperature in the Grampians into google can help.

 

Being as most of us at home will not be able to make a survey and ask lots of people questions, (unless you do big family Zoom calls) you would have to do some research online for your data. If you are lucky and have a selection of people you can question then that would work. For example their favourite pizza toppings or favourite sports to watch, or favourite pets.

 

If you have a thermometer you could take some temperature readings over a period of time, say of a cup of tea?

 

You could do a sports activity say long jump and record your distances for say 10 jumps.

 

Measuring the height of a plant. This would take more time of course but you could start measuring a plant you are growing. (You’d need to think of something else to do for your weeks work though).

 

Present you data - Once you’ve collected you data you need to draw a graph to show your results. Depending on the data you’ve collected you need to decide if you are drawing a line or bar graph. Remember line graphs are good for showing continuous data like temperature or plant growth.  Bar charts are good for how many people like football and how many like tennis or the world’s tallest mountains. Can you put two sets of data on one graph?

 

Make up some questions -

Now think of lots of questions you write down about your data. The more complex your data, the more questions you can ask.

Get someone in your family to look at your graphs and try to answer your questions. If your graphs are clear and your questions are good, they should be able to find the answer.  Be like a teacher and mark them for their correct answers!

D Home Learning Project ideas

 

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!

Geography

Research a variety of mountain ranges across the world.

Where will you find the highest mountains in the world?

What is the environment like in some of these mountain ranges?

What causes a mountain range to form?

How do glaciers form and what is the impact of glaciation on the landscape?

 

Plot the main mountain ranges on a world map.

 

Draw a scaled diagram with the world’s most famous mountains in ascending order.

 

The Contour lines on a map show the elevation levels of mountains. Have a go at some of the craft ideas from the PDF’s on the homepage, making a cardboard model of a mountain or the potato model.

 

The compass

People going into the mountains for a walk or a climb will need a compass in case they get lost, but do you know how to really use a compass? Using a compass is not as easy as it sounds.  If you can find a compass (quite a lot of smart phones have them) have a go at really understanding how a compass works and how it could help you. Pretend you’re lost in your garden or on a walk and try to get back to safe point using the compass.

 

R.E.

We all know that St Francis cared for God’s creation. He loved everything around him. In this difficult time it is important to appreciate and remember all the wonderful things God has given us to enjoy. Read St Francis Canticle of the Sun on the PowerPoint.

  • Write your own prayer to thank God for his wonderful creation and how we should care for this.
  • You could compose a song with music thanking God for his creation.
  • You could draw a picture of something that God has created and that you are really thankful for.
  • You could make a little prayer garden to remind you of God’s wonderful creation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEEK 3 - Contours

WEEK 3 - Potato Contours

WEEK 3 - Geography of a Mountain

WEEK 3 - Making Contours

WEEK 3 - Mountain Weather Data

WEEK 3 - Climate Graph

WEEK 3 - Mountain Photo

WEEK 3 - St. Francis

 

 

 

Dear Year 5 parents and children,

TERM 6 - WEEK 2 - 8th-12th June 2020

We have had a good week in school with YR, Y1, Y6 and the keyworker children, but we still miss our Y5 class.

It’s not the same without you all. We can see though, that you are still working hard and logging onto MyMaths and sending work to 2Simple. Keep going! It’s hard to maintain the enthusiasm. We know you will have peaks and troughs, like we all do. We hope you are all giving your family members a big pat on the back for being such great educators. It’s really not easy. We do understand. We would love to have you all back, but we need to make sure that the time is right for everyone.

Our Commonwealth

This week we continue with our work about 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 from 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

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. 

We shall hopefully speak to all Year 5 parents from week beginning 15th June about secondary school choices.

Mrs Knight is sending out a Ping next week so you will be able to book. The meetings will be like a parents evening, where both of us will be able to talk to you (social distancing at our end, so one of us may sound far away!)

Kind regards,
Mrs Watson and Mrs Crook

 

Week 2 - Letter from Cousin Jessica

Week 2 - Photo of Letter

Week 2 - Why Anansi has 8 thin legs

Week 2 - Cubes Percentages

Week 2 - Cubes Percentages Answers

Week 2 - Cylinders Percentages

Week 2 - Cylinders Percentages Answers

Week 2 - Prism Percentages

Week 2 - Prism Percentages Answers

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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