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Hello Y5!

How has your week been? As part of Teddy's home-learning, I have learned something that I didn't know about rabbits - did you know that in winter they eat tree bark as part of their diets? Me neither! 

I've had lots of updates from you all this week. It's been lovely to hear that Liam B has again been keeping up with his maths learning, while Morgan and Eva B have completed all of the English tasks. Fantastic work guys!

 

Remember, as always, that my main concern is your health and well being, so do what you can, when you can. I love to see what you've been up to, so please get in touch!

 

Take care and keep safe,

love Mrs McGettrick

Week 5 - 18.5.20

Maths 

Here is the link to the daily lesson from White Rose maths. Continue from Summer term,  Week 5, Lesson 1, commencing 18th May.

1 - Add & subtract fractions https://vimeo.com/418155222

2 - Add fractions https://vimeo.com/418155456      

3 - Add mixed numbers https://vimeo.com/418155646

4 - Subtract mixed numbers https://vimeo.com/418155840

5 - Friday family challenge - find it here at https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

 

Don't be afraid to look at lower year groups if this is a little tricky for you - look to the Y4 content first.

 

Don't forget that you have timestable rockstars and mathletics log ins at home already, so you can keep practising your maths skills on there too.

English

Task 1 - Reading

Here are some extracts from Tell me no lies  by Malorie Blackman. The story is about Gemma, who misses her mother, taking comfort from the cuttings in her scrapbook. Mike is new to the area and has a secret about his missing mother. They are inextricably linked and their effect on each other's lives will be explosive.

The focus of the extracts is character description - giving your impression of the character using inference skills and then using the text to write from the character's point of view.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zntr47h

 

Task 2 

Returning to fairy tales again this week, focusing again on retelling them in an unusual way. This week, I have another challenge for you: yoked sentences. In a 'yoked sentence' retelling of a text, the final word of a sentence becomes the first word of the next sentence. Here is an example from 50 Ways To Retell A Story: Cinderella by Alan Peat.

 

 

Your task this week is to retell the story of Little Red Riding Hood, using 'yoked' sentences. Good luck everyone - I'm really looking forward to reading your new versions of the story!

 

Don't forget that you also have access to Read Theory and Lexia.

 

Spelling

The spelling rule for this week is words with an 'ear' sound spelled 'ere':

sincere

interfere

sphere

adhere

severe

persevere

atmosphere

mere

hemisphere

austere

 

Have a look at the PowerPoint and make sure that you understand the meaning of each word before writing your spelling story. If you manage to do the handwriting practise sheet, remember that we try to get between 3-5 words on the line.

Science

I thought you might like to try this experiment at home - it links really well to our Materials topic from Autumn term. 

https://spark.iop.org/diy-chromatography

 

Computing

You can still access coding at home on https://code.org/ Please remember that you need to complete each activity within the lesson sequentially, as the skills build on the previous activity. Don't skip ahead or jump around the lessons please!

The six letter code that you require is HLHBRB and your secret picture is the usual one.

 

Art

Artist Darrell Wakelam has posted lots of art ideas using recyclable materials that you probably have at home. Here's a loo roll rocket ship with step by step instructions.

Have a look at his twitter page to see if there are any other ideas that you'd like to try (you don't need a twitter account to access them): ttps://twitter.com/DarrellWakelam/status/1261591504180645888/photo/4

I thought the tree frog linked well with our work in Autumn term with the rainforests of South America. I think we will try the egg box rabbit - I'll add a photo of our efforts!

Have fun creating!

Hi Y5!

Hope you've had a fabulous family Bank holiday weekend and have enjoyed the glorious sunshine! Hasn't it been scorching? We've mostly been in the garden over the weekend - making shadow art on the drive, bouncing on the trampoline, playing frisbee or racing round on scooters and go-karts! 

I've had lots of updates from you all this week. It's been lovely to hear that Liam B has been busy keeping up with his maths learning, while Ellis, Adam and Jamie have completed lots of English tasks. William has created a fantastic window display as a tribute for VE Day and Eva W has been busy with lots of art crafts too. Well done everyone!

 

Remember, as always, that my main concern is your health and well being, so do what you can, when you can. I love to see what you've been up to, so please get in touch!

 

Take care and keep safe,

love Mrs McGettrick

 

Week 4 - 11.5.20

Maths 

Here is the link to the daily lesson from White Rose maths. Continue from Summer term,  Week 4, Lesson 1, commencing 11th May.

1 - Area of rectangles  https://vimeo.com/415436807        

2 - Equivalent fractions https://vimeo.com/415436912       

3 - Convert between improper fractions & mixed numbers https://vimeo.com/415436982      

4 - Compare and order fractions https://vimeo.com/415437066      

 

Don't be afraid to look at lower year groups if this is a little tricky for you - look to the Y4 content first.

 

Don't forget that you have timestable rockstars and mathletics log ins at home already, so you can keep practising your maths skills on there too.

English

Task 1 - Reading

This is a story that I thought you all would like. Its called The London Eye Mystery by Siobahn Dowd. Ted and Kat’s cousin Salim steps into a pod on the London Eye, and disappears. Now Ted and Kat must follow a trail of clues across London, racing against time. 

There are some extracts to read and a few questions to answer about them: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmjjqp3

Task 2 

We're going to continue looking at fairy tales this week, however, we are going to focus on alternative versions of well known fairy tales, which are known as parodies. A parody is a copy of a story where different elements have been exaggerated or changed to make them comical.

Have a look at Roald Dahl's version of Golilocks and the three bears  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxHn2v3dz5E) and Little Red Riding Hood  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3uVQIhSYfY)

Here is The three little wolves and the big bad pig https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPW9VUm299I

After watching, think about how the original story has changed. Whose point of view is it from? In what ways did the events in the story change? How were the characters different? What was similar about them? You could record your ideas in a table.

Task 3

Now that you have looked at lots of parodies, your task is to plan and write your own parody of a fairy tale of your choosing. Think about the elements of the story that you could change - you could turn the tables on the character (like the pig becoming the villain when usually they are the victims!) or put them in a new situation, like Prince Cinders by Babette Cole. I look forward to reading your new versions!

 

Don't forget that you can also access Lexia and Read Theory.

 

Spelling

This week's spelling words are adverbials of place:

nearby
everywhere
nowhere
inside
downstairs
upstairs
outside
underneath
behind
somewhere

 

Music

I thought that you might enjoy a music lesson this week. This one is all about identifying pulse and rhythm.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/foundation/to-identify-pulse-and-rhythm-in-music-year-5-wk4-5

 

History

It's been a long time since you learned about the Egyptians (Y3!), so here is an introduction to this ancient civilization.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zfn492p

Hi Y5!

How are you all this week? Hope everyone's enjoyed lots of family time at the weekend! We've been on a bike ride and a long walk around the wagon ways near our house in between the rain showers. 

It's been lovely to hear from lots of children this week! Lots of you have emailed to fill me in on how busy you've been: Jamie has become a pizza chef, Eva B is a vet (nurturing froglets), Ellis has new books to read and Ava has become a nursery nurse! Morgan has been rising to the challenge of the home tasks, as has Adam. It's been brilliant to keep in touch!

 

I'm adding more activities for you to have a go at this week - please continue with previous tasks if you're enjoying them or haven't yet done them and would like to give them a go. 

Don't worry if you can't print anything off, you can record your work however you please! Please email anything that you're proud of - I'd love to see what you're getting up to.

 

Please remember that my main priority still, is that you are all keeping safe and well. If you find an activity difficult or you don't have the resources to complete it, don't worry. Email me for help, but don't feel pressured to complete an activity.

 

Have a great week - keep safe and take care!

Love Mrs McGettrick 

   

Eva's striking art work and monosyllable retelling of Little Red Riding Hood.

Week 3 - 4.5.20

Maths 

Here is the daily lesson from White Rose maths. Continue from Summer term,  Week 3, Lesson 1, commencing 4th May.

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

 

Don't be afraid to look at lower year groups if this is a little tricky for you - look to the Y4 content first.

 

There has been issues with the videos, due to the huge traffic accessing the site, so don't worry if you've had trouble using it in the last few days. This should be sorted for tomorrow, as WRM have changed the servers that they're using.

 

Don't forget that you have timestable rockstars and mathletics log ins at home already, so you can keep practising your maths skills on there too.

 

English

I've got a real brain teaser challenge for you in this task! This week, you are going to write a lipogram! So, what is a lipogram?! A lipogram is a piece of writing that misses out any words that include a particular letter - usually a vowel; a, e i, o or u - from the entire piece. 

So, if I were to retell the story of Jack and the Beanstalk as a lipogram, I could choose to miss out any words with the letter 'O' in them:

Jack was a boy who lived with his mother, they were very poor  would become Jack was a young male, he lived with his mum and they had an extreme lack of cash.

This is a task that gets you thinking about the vocabulary that you use - be creative in your choice of words and the order that you use them. The meaning of the story has to be the same, but just with a certain letter missed from the story.

 

Here's the nursery rhyme of Jack and Jill:

Jack and Jill went up the hill
To fetch a pail of water
Jack fell down and broke his crown
And Jill came tumbling after

 

Jack got up, and home did trot
As fast as he could caper
To mend his head
With vinegar and brown paper

 

 So your task is to try and retell the nursery rhyme, as a lipogram. We are going to leave out any word that has the letter ‘E’ in it.
Remember: you must retell the events of the story, ensuring that your sentences make sense. However, you are not allowed to include any word with an ‘E’ in it! Give it a try - it will take some thinking!

Spelling

This week's spelling list contains adverbials of time:

yesterday
tomorrow
later
immediately
earlier
eventually
recently
previously
finally
lately

After making sure that you understand the meanings of each word, you can write your spelling story. 

Here's the PowerPoint (it'll help with the meanings of the words) and the wordsearch - if you can't print it, you can find the words on screen and jot them down as you find them.

 

Art

Here's another optical illusion that you can create: https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/foundation/optical-illusions-and-using-shading-to-show-form-year-5-wk3-5#slide-2 It's from the Oak National Academy and includes a step by step lesson by an art teacher.

 

History

This week, on Friday 8th May, marks 75 years since Victory in Europe, when Germany surrendered and the fighting in Europe during the second World War ended. Here is a link to a brilliant history page - there are two age appropriate home learning packs - KS1 and KS2 - with videos and questions to explore about the role of our locality in the war.

https://www.mrtdoeshistory.com/75th-anniversary-ve-day

 

 

 

Hi Y5! 

I hope that you have had an enjoyable week at home! It's been lovely to hear from some of you this week - William, Eva B, Ellis and Morgan have been keeping me up to date with their home learning. I'm eagerly awaiting Eva's update on the froglets that she rescued recently and was really impressed by Morgan's English work - he'd compared many fairy tales and found links between the characters and themes. Well done guys!


Stay safe! 

Love Mrs McGettrick

Haven't Adam and Morgan done well? Adam's optical illusion looks fab! Morgan has shown great resilience in writing his mini saga in precisely 50 words, as this wasn't something that he found easy! Well done boys!

Week 2 - 27.4.20

Maths 

There is a daily lesson from White Rose maths - these are the small steps that we follow at school.  Continue from Summer term,  Week 2, Lesson 1, commencing 27th April.

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

 

Don't be afraid to look at lower year groups if this is a little tricky for you - look to the Y4 content first.

 

Don't forget that you have timestable rockstars and mathletics log ins at home already, so you can keep practising your maths skills on there too.

 

English

We will be continuing to look at fairy tales this week. 

Task 1

Here is a text message from the Prince to his friend about the story of Cinderella (from Alan Peat's 50 ways to tell a story).

Your task is to think about the story of Jack and the Beanstalk and retell it as a text message. You may use text language and symbols like in the example. Good luck!

 

Task 2

In this task, we will return to the story of Little Red Riding Hood. Think again about the main events from the story - no waffle, remember?! It is your task this week to retell the story again, but this time, you are only allowed to use monosyllabic words.  These are words that only contain ONE (mono) SYLLABLE (sound within a word). Any polysyllabic words (words with more than one sound - water, inferno, jumper) are banned!

 

This is a challenging task and you'll have to think carefully about the words that you use, so that you tell the story without losing the meaning or the events. A thesaurus might help you to find synonyms for polysyllabic words eg flowers (2 syllables) - blooms (1).

 

Ok, so I'll start you off:

 

Mum told Red to go in to the wood to take some blooms to her sick Gran.

 

See how much of the story you can retell - you may only manage two events, or you may be able to do the entire story. Good luck!

 

Remember that you can continue working on Lexia this week too.

 

Spelling

This week's spelling rule is ... the same! More words containing the letter string 'ough':

plough

bough

drought

brought

bought

wrought

thought

ought

borough

thorough

Take note again that the 'ough' string makes different sounds - the 'ough' is an 'ow' sound as in plough and bough, an 'aw' sound as in brought and wrought and an 'uh' sound in thorough and borough.

 

After making sure that you understand the meanings of each word, you can write your spelling story. 

Here's the PowerPoint (it'll help with the meanings of the words) and the wordsearch - if you can't print it, you can find the words on screen and jot them down as you find them.

Science

I hope you enjoyed the balancing forks activity last week! Here's another experiment that you can try at home - The floating egg!

 

https://spark.iop.org/floating-egg

 

Art

Here's another cool optical art tutorial that I thought you'd like to try: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DW4wg2DdwU

You could experiment with different colours or lines once you've had a go!

 

Computing

This week, remind yourself about being an Internet Legend by going in to Interland at https://beinternetlegends.withgoogle.com/en_uk/interland

Week 1 - 20.4.20

Maths 

There is a daily lesson from White Rose maths - these are the small steps that we follow at school.  Continue from Summer term,  Week 1, Lesson 1, commencing 20th April.

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

 

Don't be afraid to look at lower year groups if this is a little tricky for you - look to the Y4 content first.

 

Don't forget that you have timestable rockstars and mathletics log ins at home already, so you can keep practising your maths skills on there too.

 

English

What do you know about fairy tales? Which stories do you know? Remember that when talking about fairy tales, I mean the original written stories by the brothers Grimm, Charles Perrault and Hans Christian Anderson (not the Disney cinematic versions!). 

 

Task 1

Read or listen to lots of fairy tales at https://www.storynory.com/archives/fairy-tales/

Think about what they have in common - are there any themes, characters, settings or objects that are repeated? Have a chat with someone else at home about the stories do they notice anything that you haven't? Jot down what you notice from your reading - this could be in a table or as a flow chart using arrows to show links between the stories.

 

Task 2 

Read a version of Little Red Riding Hood and discuss the fairy tale features with someone in your household.

Once you've done this, list the main events from the story - not everything that happens, just the main points.

Your task is to summarise the story as a mini saga. A mini saga is a retelling of a story in precisely 50 words - no MORE and no LESS!

Use your list of the main events to help you - you have a restricted word count, so don't WAFFLE or focus on a TRIVIAL event! Good luck - I know that you love it when I restrict your word count! Haha! 

 

Remember that you can continue working on Lexia this week too.

 

Spelling

This week's spelling rule is words that contain the letter string 'ough':

though

although

dough

doughnut

through

cough

trough

rough

tough

enough

Notice that the 'ough' string can make different sounds: 'o' as in although or dough, 'oo' as in through, 'off' as in cough and 'uff' as in enough.

After making sure that you understand the meanings of each word, you can write your spelling story. 

Here's the wordsearch - if you can't print it, you can find the words on screen and jot them down as you find them.

 

Computing

If you would like to access studio code at home, click on the six letter code HLHBRB and copy this on to the log in page. You can then log in as usual.

 

Art

Here's an online art tutorial that I thought you'd enjoy - it's how to create an optical illusion! There's easy to follow instructions in the short video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=evgawexaIJM&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR38LH15g7tLbMfs60lCUY8mKC0x_Ewsybg4aURijt3f9vYmr2FkTMB7ktU

 

Have fun - why not experiment with different colours after creating the black and white version?

 

Science

This is an activity that we were going to try in one of our Forces lessons, but you can easily try it at home! Have a look at Marvin and Milo at https://spark.iop.org/fork-balancer See if you can balance two forks on a glass!

 

 

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