Thursday 7th May
Hello Year 5! It’s only Thursday but it’s a bank holiday tomorrow (we won't be setting you any work) so the weekend is nearly here…
Today we would like you to do some literacy, maths and topic work.
For your literacy, you will be continuing to write your new chapter for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Look back at last week for a reminder of what we would like you to do.
For maths, we would like you to continue your work on Time from yesterday. Look back at yesterday's instructions and links.
Remember - If you’d like to do something more, you could also follow the link to ‘I See Maths’ for the set of lessons taught each day by Gareth Metcalfe. Once you’ve watched the video, don’t forget to click on the tasks which are listed below it.
Your topic work is ongoing – continue with your task/s from the Space Topic Grid which is underneath Monday's section.
Remember that there is a folder in Google Classroom with a range of VE day activities if you are interested. Maybe you would like to make some bunting or flags to decorate your house or garden?
We hope you have a wonderful bank holiday weekend.
Speak to you next week.
Wednesday 6th May
Good morning, everyone.
Hope you're all well. Has anyone spotted the moon recently? It's visible during the day at the moment (I've spotted it around teatime/evening) and it's almost a full moon - beautiful! Keep an eye on it and see how it changes each day.
Today we would like you to do some reading, maths and topic work.
Many of you will know already that on Friday it is VE Day. Do you remember what VE Day is? We learnt about it when we did our WW2 topic.
For your reading task today, we would like you to read an information text about VE Day and answers some questions. The link is below.
There is a Bronze (*), Silver (**) and Gold (***) text.
Choose the one that gives you the right level of challenge.
The answers are also attached – no peeking until you’ve finished!!
You could either print off the sheet and write your answers on it or just write the answers in your Home Learning Book.
Because we know many of you love reading and are interested in the news and the world around you, we have also attached a copy of this week’s ‘First News’ (1st - 7th May).
We have also attached some extra comprehension questions to go with sections of this newspaper, if you want an extra challenge!!
In maths, for the next 2 days, you are going to work on Time. You will all be at different stages with your understanding of telling the time and solving time problems.
We have attached below lots of games and activities to develop your understanding.
It is important that you start from where you currently are and build on this. You will need to look carefully at the games and sheets, choose a sensible starting point and move on from there.
It might be a good idea to start with the Mathsframe games to practise telling the time - the link is below.
On the game there are 5 options:
Level 1 – Read the time to the hour
Level 2 – Read the time to the hour and half hour
Level 3 – Read the time to the quarter hour
Level 4 – Read the time to the nearest 5 minutes
Level 5 – Read the time to the minute.
Start wherever you need to and then move on.
Then we have attached sheets to work on:
- Reading, writing and comparing the time (3 differentiated sheets – B*, S**, G***)
- Converting the time – digital/analogue/written (there is only one sheet)
- Time word problem cards (there is one set but the questions get progressively more challenging)
- Train timetable questions (3 differentiated sheets – B*, S**, G***)
You don’t need to do them all. Choose what is appropriate for you.
Remember that this is a task for 2 days – Wednesday and Thursday.
Print the sheets and write on them or write the answers in your book.
We have also attached the answers so you can check your work.
If you want to do more, go to Mathletics where there is a section on Time – you will find lots of tasks to try (we haven’t assigned any tasks for this - select ones that are right for you!)
Remember - If you’d like to do something more, you could also follow the link to ‘I See Maths’ for the set of lessons taught each day by Gareth Metcalfe. This week he is posting a different lesson each day about reasoning in multiplication and division. Once you’ve watched the video, don’t forget to click on the tasks which are listed below it.
Your topic work is ongoing – continue with your task/s from the Space Topic Grid - look at Monday's message and the link is just below it.
If you would like an extra challenge this week, we have attached some activities linked to VE day. Have a look on Google Classroom where you will find various VE day related activities. You could make some bunting to decorate your house or try some WW2 baking!
Have a great day.
Tuesday 5th May
Good morning Year 5!
We hope that you had a good day yesterday. Did any of you try the activity challenge? Have a go today if you didn’t – they can be found in the link on yesterday’s entry and on Google Classroom.
Today, we would like you to continue with your topic work and also do some maths and literacy.
We would like to do some work on perimeter today. There is a video to watch first and then questions to answer – they can both be found in Google Classroom – if you can’t print them off, please write the answers in your book.
If you can’t access Google Classroom, please watch the video (the link can be found below) and then measure some perimeters within your house. You could find the perimeter of objects eg: a book, a table - it doesn’t have to be large spaces.
Remember that, if you’d like to, you can continue to have a daily maths lesson on ‘I See Maths’ – the link is on yesterday’s entry and Google Classroom.
Today we would like you to practise your handwriting in your book. There are some facts about the Solar System that we would like you to copy out in your neatest, joined handwriting. These can be found in Google Classroom. Think carefully about the way we join our letters and continue to try the looped join for j, g and y.
Don’t forget to keep these letters small – s, c and w – no capitals in the middle of your word! Don’t forget capital letters and full stops either!
If you can’t access Google Classroom you could write out a paragraph from your reading book or find some facts of your own about the Solar System to copy out.
We hope you’ve managed to make a start on choosing an activity from the Space topic grid. Also, don’t forget that today is astronaut chat day! This week the astronaut is Mike Foale…
‘Join NASA Astronaut & ISS Commander Mike Foale for an inspirational, fun and an "Out of This World" experience!
Mike was the first Briton to perform a spacewalk and also once held the record for the most time spent in space - an impressive 374 days, 11 hours and 19 minutes.’
The show is broadcast live (see the link) at 3.30pm – don’t worry if you miss the live show as they are recorded for you to watch later.
The link is listed below and on Google Classroom.
** Please note that in order to watch this you will need to access a You Tube channel – please check with your parents before you do so.
Also have a look on Google Classroom for some extra VE Day activities…
We hope you all have a lovely day.
Good morning Year 5 and welcome to week 5 of home learning! We cannot believe that this is our fifth week! We hope you all had a lovely weekend and are managing to go out for your daily exercise.
Thank you to those of you who have completed your questionnaires – we love hearing how you’ve got on during the week. If you haven't completed it yet, then please do - it's not too late!
We know from your questionnaire that some of you are feeling a bit worried sometimes about Coronavirus and have questions about it. Remember that the BBC Newsround website has some really good videos and information that might be useful (the link is below). Remember that it is always best to talk about your worries - grown ups can often be really good listeners and can offer good advice.
Today, we would like you to do some maths, literacy and topic work. We have also given you a link to an activity planner for May – it gives you an activity to do each day to help to keep you active. If you’d like to have a go, look for the link at the bottom of the page. It will also be in Google Classroom.
This week we will be working on measurement, starting with length. Today we would like you to do some measuring around your home – look for the activity on Google Classroom. If you can’t access Google Classroom have a go at measuring items around your home, using a ruler and a tape measure (if you’ve got one). Set yourself some measuring challenges and estimate your answer before checking by measuring. Please record your answers in your book.
If you’d like to do something more, you could also follow the link below to ‘I See Maths’ for the set of lessons taught each day by Gareth Metcalfe. This week he is posting a different lesson each day about reasoning in multiplication and division. Once you’ve watched the video, don’t forget to click on the tasks which are listed below it. The link to his website is also on Google Classroom.
Today’s literacy is spellings. Remember that you will need to know these for Year 6 so it is important to continue to learn them and to get an adult to test you at the end of the week. Don’t forget that you also need to know what they mean and how to use them in a sentence.
We hope that you’re coming up with some inventive new ways of practising them!
This week’s spellings are challenge words:
You can also find the list in Google Classroom.
Hopefully you are all trained up as astronauts now!
This week we are going to give you a Space Topic Grid. We would like you to choose 1 or 2 tasks from it each week.
We have attached it below. Further instructions are on the grid as well as some useful links.
Remember that, if you’re interested, the BBC are also providing lessons for children each day via BBC Bitesize Daily – these are being shown from 9am and can be accessed via BBC iplayer, Red Button and the BBC Bitesize website and app.
Parents, Mrs. Presswood has asked that you please share her weekly newsletter with your child, especially the second part which is a letter to them and includes a video link to the website.
We hope that you enjoy your day
PS: Don’t forget to look at our feedback on your questionnaire – it’s in the same place as last time (click on the Weekly check-in questionnaire assignment from last week - click on view assignment - your feedback from us should be on the right hand side).