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Week 7 - 13.7.20

 

Hello Y5!

This is the final week of home learning before the summer holidays begin! You deserve a well earned rest from all the work that you've been completing at home. I'm so proud of all your achievements - you've been marvellous at such an uncertain time. While I am sad that we've spent the last few months apart, I enjoyed our time together. We created lots of memories and had lots of fun times! 

Have a lovely final week in Y5, 

love Mrs M x

 

Maths

This is the final week of online maths lessons and it's all about measuring!

1. Metric units https://vimeo.com/436507484

2. Imperial units https://vimeo.com/436507629

3. Converting units of time https://vimeo.com/436507740

4. Timetables https://vimeo.com/436507852

 

Spelling

The last week of spelling for Y5 is converting nouns or verbs into adjectives using the suffix -al:

musical

political

accidental

mathematical

functional

tropical

professional

central

global

industrial

This week’s learning project focuses on transitioning to your new class. It will give you the opportunity to reflect on your time in Y5, discuss your favourite memories and achievements whilst also considering your hopes and dreams for the next academic year. I'm really looking forward to seeing what you create. Please email your creations to me!

 

Transition Activities

MEMORIES
Starting a new academic year is a time to say farewell to current teachers and it is important for you to cherish your favourite memories. Create a drawing or art piece of your special memory and frame it in a hand-made photo frame. You may choose to draw a favourite lesson, a funny moment with friends, a school trip, your favourite teacher or a job role you were proud of. You may choose to decorate the photo frame provided or to craft yourr own using card. Click here for photo frame ideas

 

ACHIEVEMENTS
Every child is unique and special. Over the course of the last year, you have achieved so much. Whether that’s learning times tables, learning to catch or having the confidence to put your hand up in class and offer an answer. Remember that an achievement is something that has been accomplished through great effort, skill, perseverance or courage. Mind map all of you achievements this year, both in school and outside of school. Look at the mind map together with your grown up and identify yourr greatest achievement. You could write about this special achievement. How did you accomplish this? What barriers did you
face? Who helped you? You could record this as a story featuring yourself as the main character, a newspaper report or even write a rap!


SAYING FAREWELL
Ending the academic year can be a time that is full of mixed emotions for many children. However, whilst many aspects of school life change, many remain the same too. Spend some time with your grown up discussing all of the similarities and differences between our current class and the new class that you will be going into. For example, your lunchtime may remain the same or you will now get to learn how to play the ukulele. Following this, record the similarities and differences in a table.
A new year is also a great time to make new friends . Can you create a poster that illustrates top tips for making friends and showing kindness? You could speak to family members or your own friends to gather some ideas first.

 

INDIVIDUAL QUALITIES
Art can be a great tool for self-exploration and self-expression. Create a piece of artwork which represents your personality
and highlights your individual qualities. This could be a picture or something more abstract using materials available at home. You may find listening to your favourite music encourages your own expression. Once completed, discuss your artwork with your grown up. What did you want to represent in this piece? How did you try to show off your personality through your artwork?

 

GOAL SETTING
Setting goals is an excellent way for you to try and achieve things that you might not think is possible. Goal setting will also help you to improve your confidence and self-esteem when you see that you can achieve the target you’ve set. Create a ‘ Wheel of Fortune ’ together. Use the headings: Learning, Friendships, Physical Challenge, Wellbeing and Family. Under each heading, write a goal thinking carefully about how long it will take to achieve each goal, who or what can help you and any difficulties you may have to overcome.

 

With thanks to Robin Hood learning MAT.

Week 6 - 6.7.20

Hello Y5!

I hope that you're having a great week! What have you been up to? Get in touch and let me know!

Have a lovely weekend, 

love Mrs McGettrick

 

Maths 

Here is the link to the daily lesson from White Rose maths . Continue from Summer term,  Week 11, Lesson 1, commencing 6th July.

It's all about shapes this week. This is one of my favourite units to teach and I'm sad that we can't do these activities together! 

1 - Regular and irregular polygons https://vimeo.com/434626861

2 - Reasoning about 3D shapes https://vimeo.com/434626976

3 - Reflections https://vimeo.com/434627078

4 - Translation https://vimeo.com/434627281

5 - The Friday family challenge will be posted towards the end of the week.

 

Remember that you can 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

Read about celebrations across the world here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z478gwx/articles/zb33pg8 Can you list 5 new pieces of information that you have learned?

 

Task 2 - writing

Birthdays should not be celebrated.

Does you agree or disagree with the statement above? Discuss your ideas with a grown up at home. Justify your opinion using facts. It might be helpful to make a list of reasons for and against, in a table, after your chat. Perhaps you could write this as a written discussion or even make a video.

 

Spelling

This week's rule is converting nouns or verbs into adjectives using the suffix -ive:

attractive

creative

addictive

assertive

abusive

co-operative

exhaustive

appreciative

offensive

expressive

The project for this week is all about celebrations. Learning may focus and different types of celebrations that take place and who may celebrate them. It could look at how people celebrate different events differently in other parts of the world.

 

Planning a Celebration

It’s time to plan a celebration event of your choice. This could be a birthday party, an Eid celebration, an Easter hunt or anything else you wish to plan. You have £150 to spend and 25 guests will be attending. What will the money be spent on? You need to plan the celebration considering the location of the event, how you will decorate the venue, what you guests will eat and drink and how you will entertain your guests. Detail the timings of the event and any timings for preparation.

 

Time to Design

Can you imagine your perfect celebration outfit? What would it look like? What would it be made from? How comfortable would it need to be? Design a costume for a celebration of your choice. Think about the patterns you would like to incorporate on your design and the cultural traditions.

 

Birthdays around the World

Birthdays are celebrated differently in different countries. Write an information report detailing how birthdays are celebrated in the following countries: China, England, Spain, Italy and Mexico. Which country would you like to celebrate your birthday in based on your findings? Why?

 

What’s the Same and what is Different?

Select a holiday/festival of your choice and research how different countries around the world celebrate this event. You could compare whether it is celebrated at the same time, the outfits people wear, the food eaten, etc. Make a video, poster or report of the things you have discovered.

 

British Celebrations

In Great Britain, Valentine’s Day, St Patrick’s Day and Bonfire Night are just some of the celebrations that take place.  Choose one celebration day and research how the celebration came to be. Using the information you have found, plot the events on a timeline and include dates, details and pictures/sketches. Now create a poster advertising the celebration day. This could be done on a computer programme of your choice or on paper. 

Week 5 - 29.6.20

Hi Y5! 

How are you all? It has been lovely to see some of your smiling faces this week at school. I've missed them! I hope that everyone else has been able to get out and enjoy the sunshine before it disappears for a few days!

Have a great week and take care,

love Mrs McGettrick

Maths 

Here is the link to the daily lesson from White Rose maths . Continue from Summer term,  Week 10, Lesson 1, commencing 29th June.

It's all about angles this week. Using a protractor can be tricky, so don't worry if you're a bit wobbly on this week's asks. We will focus on these again when we're back in school, so don't panic over them! 

1 - Measure with a protractor https://vimeo.com/432267594

2 - Drawing lines and angles accurately https://vimeo.com/432267822 This won't be possible to do if you don't have a protractor at home. Don't worry - you could watch the video and answer the questions on it without completing the accompanying worksheet. Here's a game that you could do instead: https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/470/Angle-Alien-Attack or I've put an alternative worksheet to complete below (unrelated to angles).

3 - Calculating angles on a straight line https://vimeo.com/432267958

4 - Calculating angles around a point https://vimeo.com/432268054

5 - The Friday family challenge will be posted towards the end of the week.

 

Top tips for measuring angles - when choosing which scale to use (outside or inside), then look at the line that goes through 0!

 

Remember that you can 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

Have a look at the range of books available at Oxford owl and read one that you think you'll enjoy.

Alternatively, you could complete the reading activities based on The Parent Agency by David Baddiel from BBC bitesize. 

The Parent Agency

Barry Bennett hates being called ‘Barry’ and has made a list of ten other things he hates. Barry feels that his friends have better names, better clothes, better birthdays and definitely better parents. Barry wishes he had better parents and is transported to a world where children choose their own.

In the first extract, Barry is planning his birthday party and his younger twin sisters, who he refers to as TSE, The Sisterly Entity, are winding him up with their dad.

 

Task 2 - writing

Watch this clip called The Catch. After watching, you're going to write a haiku poem about the story.

Haiku Poem (5-7-5)

A syllable is a sound which makes up a word:

rescue = res (1st syllable) cue (2nd syllable) Remember these from our work a few weeks ago?!

Haiku poems are made using three lines.

 

Haiku syllable rule:

First line: 5 syllables

Second line: 7 syllables

Third line: 5 syllables

 

Example:

A boy- hungry, small 5 syllables

A rescued fox showing thanks 7 syllables

Desperate tribe, saved. 5 syllables

 

Have a go at writing two of your own Haikus using the 5-7-5 rule.

 

Task 3 

The boy tells his friend back at the village whilst he is fishing. You are going to imagine what their conversation would be. You could either record this as a comic strip, speech bubbles or as a playscript ( remember not to include inverted commas in this!). 

 

Spelling

This week's spelling rule is converting nouns or verbs into adjectives using the suffix -ful:

boastful

faithful

doubtful

fearful

thankful

beautiful

pitiful

plentiful

fanciful

merciful

 

 

Don't forget that you can always access our online learning platforms: Lexia and Read theory

BBC Bitesize daily has lots of lessons available, as does Oak National Academy, if you'd prefer to do any of those tasks.

 

Here is a project for the week from Robin Hood learning MAT. You can choose which activities you would like to do. Don't feel that you have to complete them all.The project this week aims to provide opportunities for you to learn more about sports and games. Learning may focus on the history of sport, sporting-heroes, physical challenges and performance.

 

Sport Genius

Research about sporting history and see how many different facts you can find out about sports from the past. Can you create your own sporting trivia quiz which you can test out on members of the household? Or place different sporting events from the last 100 years onto a timeline.

 

Sporting Heroes

Select your favourite sporting star. Draw a portrait of them in the style of the famous pop artist Roy Lichtenstein using felt tip pens or paint. 

 

Name that Sport

Create an orienteering map of your home/garden. At each location you will need to create a question relating to a sport e.g. Which sport has the most rules? The answers can then be recorded on an orienteering sheet. Extra challenge - can you create an answer that begins with the letter of the next location? Test it out on a family member!

 

Beat It!

Begin by measuring your resting heart rate by counting how many beats in a minute. Then carry out an exercise e.g. running, skipping, star jumps etc. for 3 minutes. Once you have completed this, you are to carry out a recovery activity e.g. walking or sitting and see how long it takes for your heart rate to go back to normal. Repeat this with different recovery exercises to see which is the most effective at getting your heart rate back to normal the quickest. Can you create a way of showing your results?

 

Anyone Can Be a Champion!

This activity is all about exploring the diversity of sport. Research the history of the Paralympics . Discuss why we have the Paralympics. Create a poster which presents the importance of the Paralympics and the range of different sports there are.

 

STEM at home: Heart Beaters

Can you tickle yourself?

How many litres of blood do you have in your body? How many times does your heart beat in a day? Test your family with a body trivia quiz. 

Week 4 - 22.6.20

Hi Y5!

How are you all this week? I hope that you're all staying positive - I know that it's tricky to stay motivated, but you're all doing brilliantly! I have had some updates this week - please get in touch with what you've been doing whilst at home, as I love to see pictures of you and your home tasks. Remember that you don't have to complete all the tasks - do what you can, when you can.

Take care and keep safe, 

Love Mrs McGettrick

Maths 

Here is the link to the daily lesson from White Rose maths . Continue from Summer term,  Week 9, Lesson 1, commencing 22nd June.

1 - Subtracting decimals with the same number of decimal places https://vimeo.com/430338565

2 - Subtracting decimals with a different number of decimal places https://vimeo.com/430338659

3 - Multiply decimals by 10 100 and 1000 https://vimeo.com/430338787

4 - Divide decimals by 10 100 and 1000 https://vimeo.com/430338904

The Friday family challenge will be posted towards the end of the week.

 

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 week, there is an extract from The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken with 2 videos and three activities. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zd7dqp3

The story is set in early 19th-century England. A large number of wolves have migrated from Europe and Russia and are terrorising the people in rural England. The first extract introduces the main house which is called Willoughby Chase. The second extract introduces some of the main characters including Sir Willoughby, his young daughter Bonnie and her new governess Miss Slighcarp, who is working with a network of criminals, forgers and snitches to carry out a terrible plan.

 

Task 2 - The Lighthouse

Watch this short film of The Lighthouse at https://vimeo.com/21910518.

How many of these things can you spot? You might need to watch the clip more than once.

Houses, candle, lighthouse, chair, lantern, glasses, machinery, ship, toolkit, steps, window, rocks, glass, village, handle, hat, scarf, moon, books and waves.

 

A diamante poem has 7 lines:

Tiger

Orange, Black

Purring, Pouncing, Growling

Teeth, Tail, Trees, Leaves

Rustling, Creaking, Groaning

Dense, Dark

Jungle

 

It follows this pattern…

noun 1 (the name of a thing)

adjective, adjective (describing noun 1)

verb, verb, verb, (actions linked to noun 1)

noun, noun (to do with noun 1), noun, noun (to do with noun 2)

verb, verb verb (actions linked to noun 2)

adjective, adjective (describing noun 2)

noun 2 (the name of a thing)

 

Can you create a diamante poem for the lighthouse and the sea? Use the ideas below to help you: 

Lighthouse: tall, bold, bright, magnificent, huge, lonely, solitary, remote, striped, guiding, shining, standing, looming, glowing, illuminating, warning, leading, directing, light, tower, lamp, lens, steps, rocks, coast.

Sea: choppy, angry, deep, dangerous, turbulent, restless, grey, wild, mighty, cold, raging, surging, swaying, crashing, rushing, engulfing, swallowing, rolling, sweeping, wave, crest, boat, water, breaker, surf, foam.

 

Spelling

This week's rule is 'adding the verb prefix over-':

overthrow

overturn

overslept

overcook

overreact

overestimate

overuse

overpaid

overlook

overbalance

 

 

Don't forget that you can always access our online learning platforms: Lexia and Read theory

BBC Bitesize daily has lots of lessons available, as does Oak National Academy, if you'd prefer to do any of those tasks.

 

Here is a project for the week from Robin Hood learning MAT. You can choose which activities you would like to do. Don't feel that you have to complete them all.The project this week aims to provide opportunities for you to learn more about life in and around the sea. Learning may focus on the strange and wonderful creatures and plants that occupy our oceans, their habitats and how human beings affect this environment.

 

Working Together to Save Our Oceans

The BBC programme Blue Planet 2 sparked an outcry about the health of our oceans and the huge threat caused by plastics, but lots of people around the world are working hard to help solve this problem. Read about Madison Edwards, a 12 year old environmental activist. Can you do your bit to help preserve our oceans by to keeping a ‘plastic diary’ recording how much single-use plastic the family uses. Can you write down one thing that your family will do to use less plastic.

 

Speeding Through The Seas

Sailfish are the fastest fish in the ocean. Can you be just as speedy and complete the following 5 activities as fast as possible: Star jumps, tuck jumps, press-ups, squats and lunges. Record how many repetitions of each activity you can perform in 1 minute. Can you beat your personal best? Can you record your heart rate (beats per minute) after each activity? Recommendation at least 2 hours of exercise a week.

 

Pirates - Daring Figures of History or Brutal Sea-Thieves?

Many books have been written and movies made about pirates. But who were the real pirates of the past? Explore these facts about real pirates from history. You could create a fact file or information report about what you have learned, including key dates and figures. Alternatively, you could create a ‘wanted’ poster for a pirate, including facts about his/her deeds and adventures.

 

Bioluminescence: Lighting up Our Oceans

Many sea creatures possess a fascinating light-producing ability called bioluminescence (remember the 'creatures' on Pandora?). Some fish dangle a lighted lure in front of their mouths to attract prey, while some squid shoot out bioluminescent liquid, instead of ink, to confuse their predators. You can find out about bioluminescence and how some sea creatures rely on this for their survival. You could then choose a sea creature which uses bioluminescence (like the anglerfish) and create a poster fact sheet about it, including what bioluminescence is and how your chosen sea creature uses it.

 

Artwork to Light up Your Life

You could create a bioluminescent sea creature inspired piece of artwork. Here are the instructions for making a sea creature (fish, starfish and seahorse) by artist Darrell Wakelam. You just need recyclable materials that you can find at home. You could paint your creature in bright colours to show its bioluminescence. 

Week 3 - w/c 15.6.20

Hello Y5!

I hope that you're all safe, well and keeping busy whilst the weather's taken a downturn! We have spent most of the week being busy completing home-learning tasks and splashing in muddy puddles! On Sunday afternoon, my children were so wet and dirty that they had to leave their wellies and socks - which contained most of the muddy puddles! - at the front door! I'm contemplating setting Teddy the task of building a canoe! Haha!

Here are more activities to continue with this week. I have really enjoyed reading everyone's updates this week - the work that you are producing is brilliant! I am so proud of you all!

Take care and keep safe,

Love Mrs McGettrick 

Maths 

Here is the link to the daily lesson from White Rose maths . Continue from Summer term,  Week 8, Lesson 1, commencing 15th June.

1 - Understand percentages https://vimeo.com/428001381

2 - Percentages as fractions and decimals https://vimeo.com/428001420

3 - Adding decimals with the same number of decimal places https://vimeo.com/428001477

4 - Adding decimals with a different number of decimal places https://vimeo.com/428001528

 

The Friday family challenge will be posted towards the end of the week.

 

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 - Character

Watch the short film The Clocktower. Think carefully about and imagine a character who lives in the village.  

What would their details be?

Name? 

Age? 

Job (if relevant)?

Which words would people who know your character use to describe them?

Describe in detail exactly what your character looked like when they froze in time as the ballerina left the clock tower. Think carefully about what they may have been doing.

Sketch your character / part of them or something of great importance to them.

Task 2 - letter

Imagine that your character has written a letter for the ballerina and attached it to a balloon to float in to her. Will it be a thank-you letter? Or a letter which details a plan for her freedom? Or something else? Write your letter. You must include these words: lonely, talented, towering, trapped, freedom, mechanism, beauty.

 

Spelling

This week's rule is: adding verb prefixes de- and re-

deflate

deform

decode

decompose

defuse

recycle

rebuild

rewrite

replace

revisit

Don't forget that you can always access our online learning platforms: Lexia and Read theory

BBC Bitesize daily has lots of lessons available, as does Oak National Academy, if you'd prefer to do any of those tasks.

 

Here is a project for the week from Robin Hood learning MAT. You can choose which activities you would like to do. Don't feel that you have to complete them all.

The project this week aims to provide opportunities for you to learn more about famous or significant people. Learning may focus on past or present inventors, explorers or scientists and how they influence society today.

Famous Brits

Lots of significant people in history have been British. Emmeline Pankhurst, Guy Fawkes and Mary Anning are just a few. Research one of these or another famous Brit of your choice. You could create a fact file, a presentation, a chronological report of their life or present your research in any way you like.

 

The Queen’s Speech

The Queen spoke to the nation on Sunday 5th April from Windsor Castle. She had an important speech to deliver where she wanted to thank people for what they were doing and to give hope that things would eventually return to normal. Think about what you would say if you had to speak to the nation? What messages of hope would you want to give to your friends and family? You could write your speech or record yourself delivering your speech. 

 

Inspiration for Inventors

These inventors talk about where they found the inspiration for their inventions. What problems do you incur in your daily life? What inventions would make your life easier? (Mine would be a robot that tidies away toys and cleans!) How could you turn your idea into a product? Mind map ideas of how you could solve your problem before designing and annotating a product. You may even want to make a prototype or test parts of your design to see if it would work.

 

Significant to Me

Discuss with a grown up a person who is significant to you. This could be a famous person who has inspired you or someone who has made a positive impact on you from your everyday life. Discuss the attributes that this person has - why are they inspiring? Grown ups: you could share someone who is significant to you with your child as well and talk about how they have influenced you. You may wish to draw a portrait of this person.

 

What it Takes

Watch this interview with Paralympic gold medallist Helena Lucas. In this interview it talks about the dedication needed to be a successful sportsperson. Set yourself a goal to work on every day. You could create a poster outlining your goal and the steps you will take each day to work towards it. You may want to include steps you will take when you return to school.

Week 2 - 8.6.20

Hello Y5!

How is everyone this week? I hope you're not too disheartened by the poor weather this week! Where has the sunshine gone? We have managed some wet walks and jumped in muddy puddles to keep us occupied, although I'd like the sunshine to make a reappearance!

Thank you to everyone that has kept in touch so far - it's lovely to hear from you. As you can see from the slideshow, I've been sent lots of fantastic pieces of work this week! Well done everyone!

 

Have a good week and take care,

love Mrs McGettrick

Maths 

Here is the link to the daily lesson from White Rose maths . Continue from Summer term,  Week 7, Lesson 1, commencing 8th June.

1 - Decimals as fractions https://vimeo.com/425602384

2 - Understand thousandths https://vimeo.com/425602576

3 - Rounding decimals https://vimeo.com/425603173

4 - Order and compare decimals https://vimeo.com/425603300

The Friday family challenge will be posted towards the end of the week.

 

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 - writing

This week, we're going to continue to look at a fairy tale, using the short film, Red Miss Take. https://www.literacyshed.com/redmisstake.html

Watch the clip again all the way through.  Re-watch the clip from 1:09 - 2:30, as many times as you need. Your task is to write step by step instructions, in chronological order, to describe how the inventor creates Red. Remember to include an introduction and some explanation to help your reader to follow your steps.

 

Task 2 - writing

Choose a fairy tale character - any that you like - and think about their character traits - what are they like? If you were to create them like the inventor, what ingredients would you need? You are going to write a potion to create your character.

For example, for Red: Take three drops of molten gold, for her heart of gold and unbreakable strength, use feathers from an angel’s wings to give her the purest of souls, use extract of sunlight to make her eyes shine as brightly as the summer itself and  several drops of phoenix tears will give her fire in her belly and the power to rise from the ashes.

 

Spelling

This week's spelling rule is unstressed vowels in polysyllabic words:

definite

desperate

literate

secretary

stationary

dictionary

Wednesday

familiar

original

animal

Unstressed vowels are sounds that you can't hear when you say the word, which makes them tricky to spell.

Don't forget that you can always access our online learning platforms: Lexia and Read theory

BBC Bitesize daily has lots of lessons available, as does Oak National Academy, if you'd prefer to do any of those tasks.

 

Here is a project for the week from Robin Hood learning MAT. You can choose which activities you would like to do. Don't feel that you have to complete them all.

 

The project this week aims to provide opportunities for you to learn more about music. Learning may focus on famous musicians, listening to and performing music and exploring a range of music genres and instruments.

Sound Effects 

Many audio books use sound effects to enhance the retelling of books. Think about a narrative that you are currently reading or have read recently. What sound effects would enhance the retelling of the story? Hunt round your house and find a range of props to help add sound effects and record the retelling of the story with your sound effects. 

Carnival Time

The Rio carnival is a spectacle of samba, costumes and dance and takes place every year. Here are some of the pictures from this year’s parade. Research the samba inspired costumes and headdresses worn during the parades. Design, label and make your own mask or headdress taking inspiration from the research completed.

Expression

Kandinsky felt that he could express emotions and music through colours and shapes within his painting. Create a piece of artwork inspired by your favourite piece of music. Before you start, listen to the music several times and feel free to draw or paint the emotion you feel at the time.

I’m with the Band!

Create their own musical instrument. This could be a cereal box guitar, drums or shakers. You may even want to make a range of instruments to create a family band. Decorate your instruments to make them appealing. After this, you can research which famous musicians perform with your chosen instrument and watch videos of their performance to inspire your own!

Song writer

You could write and perform your own song. You could change the lyrics to your favourite song or completely write your own lyrics. 

Music Video Directors

Using the song you created for your writing task, think about the sort of music video that you could create to go with it. You could storyboard your ideas and think about whether you need any props or even come up with a dance routine before recording it.

 

There are lots of other learning ideas from this page - feel free to try them if there are any that you're interested in. There are lots of ideas for reading, writing and maths too.

Hi Y5!

How is everyone? Hope you've all enjoyed the glorious sunny weather over 'half term'. We have been for a walk on the beach in the evenings when it's been quieter and looked for sea glass to add to our collection or we've stayed in the garden in the paddling pool.

 

I'm really looking forward to the time when we can see each other again - hopefully it won't be too long before we can!

 

As always, my priority is your safety and well being. I'm adding some activities for you to try, but remember to do what you can, when you can.

Stay safe everyone,

Love Mrs McGettrick

Week 1 - 1.6.20

Maths 

Here is the link to the daily lesson from White Rose maths . Continue from Summer term,  Week , Lesson 1, commencing 1st June.

1 - Multiply unit and non-unit fractions by an integer https://vimeo.com/420244176

2 - Multiply mixed numbers by an integer https://vimeo.com/420244296

3 - Fraction of an amount https://vimeo.com/420244399

4 - Using fractions as operators https://vimeo.com/420244575

The Friday family challenge will be posted towards the end of the week.

 

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 - writing

This week, we're going to continue to look at a fairy tale, using a short film. Watch Red Miss Take

https://www.literacyshed.com/redmisstake.html all the way through. Think about the answers to these questions before talking to your grown up about them:

  • Who is the man? • What is his occupation? • How does he do this? • Who/what does he create in the clip?
  • What goes wrong? How? • Are there any themes throughout? • What messages do you think the story sends out?

 

Watch the first 52 seconds of the clip again (as many times as you like), only this time focus on the workshop. Using senses (touch, taste, smell, hear and sight), make notes to describe the workshop (potions, cogs turning, bells and timers, blueprints etc).

 

Once you've done this, look at your notes - add detail to them using expanded noun phrases, prepositional phrases and adjectival phrases. The bubbling potion could become ‘An array of bubbling potions lined along a dusty shelf’.

Once you've done this, use your notes to write sentences to describe the workshop. You can look back at the clip if this helps you.

 

Task 2 - reading

Here is a reading lesson based on Percy Jackson and the Lightning thief, which is an adventure story that I think that you'd enjoy! You can find it here at BBC Bitesize - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zkmkd6f

 

Spelling

This week's spelling list is the last one from Summer 1 - they are the statutory challenge spelling words, so they don't follow a particular rule and are tricky to spell! Unfortunately, these just have to be practised in order to learn them:

amateur

ancient

bargain

muscle

queue

recognise

twelfth

identity

develop

harass

Don't forget that you can always access our online learning platforms: Lexia and Read theory

BBC Bitesize daily has lots of lessons available, as does Oak National Academy, if you'd prefer to do any of those tasks.

 

Here is a project for the week from Robin Hood learning MAT:

The project this week aims to provide opportunities for your child to learn more about countries and cities around the world. Learning may focus on different cultures and traditions, famous landmarks, food and clothing.

Flags of the World

Flags are a national symbol for all countries. Cultures use different symbols and colours on their flags which are meaningful to them and represent their history and people. Pick 5 countries and investigate their flags. What symbols and colours have they used? Why are these significant to this country? Can you create a flag for the UK which you feel represents our culture, history and people? Share at #TheLearningProjects.

Tastes of the World

Children all around the world eat a variety of food and many of the foods we eat today are inspired by other countries. Can you research and make a dish from another country which you have not tried before? You could find a recipe, source the ingredients via an online shop and follow the recipe to create a dish for the whole family.

International Games

As part of the London 2012 Olympics a variety of countries were asked to name a traditional game which represented their culture and traditions. These can be seen here. Research these games and take inspiration from them to design your own game. Think about how the game is played, how you win and what equipment is needed. Where possible, test your game and make any changes needed. Present your game through writing and pictures. These could be handwritten or digital.

From Birmingham to Johannesburg

Think about what it would be like to live in another country. Do you think your life would be the same or completely different? Use the following clip to compare living in Birmingham to Johannesburg. Show the similarities and differences between your life and Nwabisa’s life in South Africa. You could show this in a Venn diagram, table or a poster.

Exploring the World

Throughout history many people have explored new places. You can find out about some of them here. Pick an explorer from the list or one of your choice. You could map out the places that the explorer visited or you could create a piece of art inspired by the places they visited using digital images as support. You may wish to write a diary entry from the explorer’s point of view to share what they have seen and experienced.

 

There are lots of other learning ideas from this page - feel free to try them if there are any that you're interested in. There are lots of ideas for reading, writing and maths too.

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