Year 5

Welcome to the Year 5 Home Learning Page

On this page, we will post different tasks for you to do everyday. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to email us directly.

Mr Graham

5G - Mr Graham

Please now email daily learning to year5@whiptonbarton.org

jgraham@whiptonbarton.org

 

Miss Cordwell

5C - Miss Cordwell

Please now email your daily learning to year5@whiptonbarton.org

jcordwell@whiptonbarton.org

 

Links to online learning platforms

https://readon.myon.co.uk/library/browse.html - Lots of books and children's news articles

https://ukhosted42.renlearn.co.uk/2236325/ Accelerated Reader

https://login.mathletics.com/

https://www.purplemash.com/sch/whiptonbartonfed

https://www.devonmusicinteractive.org.uk/yumu

https://sparx.co.uk/

 

Useful resources

Spelling strategies

Spelling support

Year 3/4 spelling list

Year 5/6 spelling list

Vocabulary list

 

Tuesday 2nd March

4

Good Morning

Welcome to Tuesday's home learning. Thank you for yesterday's emails and it was great to see some of you in our 9:45 meeting. Don't forget to drop in and say hello at 9:45am and don't forget to email some of your home learning this week (you know how it works by now). Let's have one final push to the end of the week. We know you can do it! Scroll down as spoon as you can to find today's final Tuesday Challenge!

Morning Starter

Tuesday challenge

English

Maths

Today is another lesson that focuses on properties of shapes. Watch the lesson video (sorry, it's quite long today and you may want to watch it in two parts) and then complete the two tasks below. Task 1 is the main task and Task 2 will stretch your thinking about 2D shapes and their properties a little more.

Lesson video       Task 1      Task 2     Stretch task

Other task

Another Chapter

Monday 1st March

5

Good Morning

Hello Year 5 - the countdown is on! Five more days of home learning and then we'll all be back together as our school family once more. You've been brilliant with the home learning over the past eight weeks and we'd just like you to keep it up for one more week (children and parents/carers/grandparents etc). Mr Graham will be waiting to see you all in the Google meet this morning (he's missed you all) and Miss Cordwell will be keeping things all tickety-boo in school. Have a great day!

 

 

 

Star

Morning Starter

A spot the difference to start the day with:

Starter

Fun fact 14: Kangaroos can’t walk backwards - no moonwalking for them then!

English

Today, we are going to have a look at the book below - it's a funny one! Also, we think it's the perfect book - it has cats, which Mr Graham loves and it's spooky - which is the kind of book Miss Cordwell enjoys! Happy reading!

Book

First, click here to read the extract.

Click here to find out your options for today's task.

Maths

We will be focusing on shape for this week's maths. Click the link for the lesson video below and then download today's tasks. There are two tasks and you could choose A or B or even have a go at both of them.

Lesson video  Task A and Task B   possible solutions

Computing

3D design

We will continue with our 3D designing this week. The children in school enjoyed last week's lesson so much that the classroom was silent during the whole time as they focused on their house designs. We're looking forward to seeing your creative 3D vehicle designs from today's lesson.

Lesson 2 video

Another Chapter

Click here for the next part of Seven Ghosts.

 

Friday 26th February

Good Morning

Welcome to Friday's home learning. Yesterday was a beautiful day and it really does feel like spring is just around the corner. Hopefully, the good weather has energised and prepared you all so that you're ready for today's lessons and tasks. Have a good day and enjoy the weekend when it arrives.

 

 

Star

Morning Starter

Starter

Fun fact 13: Your nose and ears continue growing for your entire life!

 

English

This is the last lesson of the Cracking Contraptions sequence. Today, you will need to finish your explanation writing about your contraption or device. Watch the lesson video so that you know what you should be achieving and then use the downloadable resource as a checklist to keep you focused. We can't wait to see your final pieces of writing along with your contraptions.

Lesson video    Help sheet

Maths

We have one more lesson on angles today - keep up the hard work and effort! To start with, watch the video below.

Lesson video - this one was recorded in the last lockdown so ignore the first part of what I say about the day and the science experiment! 

Now choose your level of spice - in each one, you need to find the missing angles.

Chilli 1 - click here for a help sheet (for the first 4 questions)

Chilli 2 - click here for a help sheet (for the first 2 questions)

If you fancy having a go at Chilli 3, watch the video below first. Please try chilli 2 as well though - just so you can become a true master of angles!

Lesson video 2

Now you can try Chilli 3 and if you are feeling super spicy, then try Chilli 4 - be warned, it's hot!

Music - this looks like a fun one!

1. Click on this link – https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ten-pieces/ten-pieces-at-home/zjy3382

2. Scroll down until you find this task – Craft Nutcracker inspired paper chains with artist Julia Deering

3. Watch video 1 and then video 2

4. Have a go at the task. You don’t need to upload your work onto the website but you can definitely send them to us!

Another Chapter

Click here for the next part of Seven Ghosts!

 

Thursday 25th February

Good Morning

Wow! Three days down, two to go this week. At this rate, we'll all be back in school before you can say 'home learning'. Speaking of home learning, scroll down to discover today's tasks and take your time over these. Mr Graham doesn't want you to rush your writing so please follow his video instructions today - or else he'll send round one of Wallace and Gromit's contraptions to sort you out. Have a cracking Thursday and keep on keeping in touch with us.

Star

 

We were sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo impressed with your work yesterday - particularly concerning the French and English tasks! Click here to see some brilliant portraits and cracking contraptions!

 

Morning Starter

Starter

 

Fun fact 12: Number four is the only one with the same amount of letters.

English

You'll be using yesterday's plan and notes to write a brief (and persuasive) introduction for your contraption today. Watch the short lesson video below to see Mr Graham modelling this task and then download the help sheet to magpie useful words and phrases to set you on your way.

Lesson video     Help sheet

Maths

Superb work yesterday! We are moving onto the next level of challenge with angles today. Watch the first lesson video before you have a go at task 1. Then, there is another video which will help you with the other two tasks. 

Lesson video 1

Task 1 - the answers are on the second page so be careful not to look at them until you have finished!

Lesson video 2

Task 2

Task 3 - STRETCH

Geography

Click here to discover our new geography topic!

Another Chapter

Click here for the next part of Seven Ghosts. 

Wednesday 24th February

Good Morning

Welcome to Wednesday's home learning. You'll need some cracking creativity for today's English lesson while the maths is all about those lovely cute angles again (oh - sorry - acute angles!) There is also a little French lesson to keep you busy later in the day (probably the last one of this period of home learning). Have a great day and keep in touch during the day.

Star

Morning Starter

Starter

 

Fun fact 11: Pigs can’t look up into the sky – it’s physically impossible.

 

English

Today, you will be designing your own Cracking Contraption which you'll be writing about later this week. Today's lesson is a planning lesson and all about getting good ideas and  detailed notes onto paper. Watch the lesson video below and use the resources to give you inspiration. Remember to design a contraption or device that you will enjoy writing about.

Lesson video     Contraption ideas   Planning template (you could use this if you wanted to)

Mr Graham's Snacker Vac 2000 drawing

Maths

Today, we are going to continue our work with angles. Watch the lesson video before having a go at the task. 

Lesson video

Task

Answers

Stretch

French

Today's French lesson is all about you. Well actually, it's all about your face to be honest. Click this link for the tutorial and the online learning and then you have a choice of two tasks today (or both). Task A  is all about making and playing your own Pelmanism game (matching pairs). Task B is potentially much more fun. If you do choose task B, then please do send us your results. Your choice!

Task A         Task B

 

Another Chapter

Click here for the next part of Seven Ghosts!

 

Tuesday 23rd February

Good Morning

Well done for making such a great start to this half term's home learning. After last night's announcement, we now know that there will only be two more weeks (9 days to be precise) of home learning before we will all be back in school - HOORAY! So, make sure you make the most of our online learning over the next two weeks (9 days to be precise) so that we know you'll all be ready to hit the ground running on March 8th. The clock is ticking...

 

 

Star

 

Morning Starter

Tuesday challenge

Tuesday Challenge is back and it's a good one!! Today's challenge is to create a face or a self-portrait using everyday household objects! Good luck! 

Here are two VERY different styles - can you guess the secret artists?

Tuesday challenge

English

There's a cracking lesson full of fronted adverbials today. Watch the lesson video below to set you on your way and then download the images of the Autochef and the Shopper 13 to give you some visual inspiration. Oh, and you could also watch the short animated films to give you some ideas (they're cracking!)

Lesson video     Autochef animation   Shopper 13 animation

Autochef images     Shopper 13 images    Fronted adverbial help sheet

Maths

Today, we are going to have a look at angles! Watch the lesson video before having a go at the tasks. 

Lesson video

Tasks

Answers

Once you have had a go at the main tasks, click here to play a game which will help improve your angle estimation! 

 

Science

Our new science topic is ... Space! We are VERY excited to start teaching you about space as it is a very exciting and interesting topic! 

You have two tasks to launch into this topic. 

Task 1 - The Moon

The Moon is a huge ball of rock in space, which orbits (travels around) the Earth. The Moon's surface is covered in craters made by meteorites. It does not have any light of its own. We only see the Moon when light from the Sun falls on it and is reflected back to us on Earth. It is the Earth's only natural satellite. 

Watch these short clips for more info:

Clip 1

Clip 2

Over the next couple of weeks, we would like you to keep a diary of the Moon so that you can observe the different phases. Your diary could look like this:

Moon

Then, each night, look up at the moon and shade the circle in so that it shows what you can see - just like I have done with the two circles in 'Moon' on my diary title. You should date it and then have a go at identifying the type of moon it is. Use the guide below to help you with that bit. 

Phases of the moon

 

Task 2 - Planets from our Solar System

From the Sun, the eight planets are in this order:

Solar system

To remember this order and the planets, I use this mnemonic - My Very Easy Method Just Summed Up Nicely! Ask your parents if they have a way of remembering the planets and their order!

You task is to choose a planet, research it and find out as many interesting facts about it as you can. Then, you need to make a poster of your findings - be as creative as you like! Here is Miss Cordwell's poster example: Jupiter

 

To help you, here is a list of useful websites:

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

https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/overview/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zdrrd2p

https://www.theschoolrun.com/homework-help/solar-system

 

Remember to email us with pictures of your posters!

 

Another Chapter

Click here for the second instalment of Seven Ghosts!

 

Monday 22nd February 

Good Morning

Welcome back. We hope you all had an enjoyable half term break and that you were able to get out and about during the week. Later today, Boris Johnson will announce the government's plans for easing the current lockdown, which also includes what schools will be doing. In the meantime, get stuck into today's learning below. Miss Cordwell is running the home learning this week, so be up and ready for her Google Meets and don't forget to email us during the day.

Morning Starter

Starter

Fun fact 10: A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out!

English

This week, we're back with Wallace and Gromit and their Cracking Contraptions. Watch the short film of the Tellyscope once again (click the image below) and make sure that you are very observant. Then, download this sequence of operation list and put the different operations in order of how the machine works. The final operation is missing and you'll need to write this using specific language to explain what happens at the end.

You can print the sequence if you want to and cut the operations up separately before ordering them or you could write them out in the correct sequence. There is an answers list to self-check when you think you've finished.

Answer sequence (only check when you've completed the task)

CC

Spelling

Your spellings for this week are below. Remember to use a range of strategies for learning and practising your spellings and don't forget to give yourselves 15 minutes each day to learn your set of words.

Spellings wc 22/2/2021

Maths

Today’s problem gets you applying your knowledge of multiples of numbers using your 4 and 9 times tables. Think about how you can work in a systematic way to solve this problem rather than trying random possibilities. Once you have completed the first challenge, have a go at the S-T-R-E-T-C-H at the bottom using a larger number which has more than one solution. There are two problems attached below. Most of you should be able to complete the 'Zids and Zods' challenge however if you want a slightly easier version, then try the 'Bipods and Tripods' challenge. If you really fancy a challenge, try both!

Zids and Zods

Tripods and Bipods

Computing

This week you will begin a new unit focusing on developing your 3D design skills. There is a lesson video below introducing you to the new program in Purple Mash. The task can then be opened from the Tools section on the Purple Mash home page.

Lesson video

Another Chapter

Today, we are starting a new book. It is a scary one but it is very good! The videos were recorded during the last lockdown so you may see Miss Cordwell saying some strange things - let us know if you spot any! Click on the book below for the first section - if you dare! 

Book

Thursday 11th February 

AC

Good Morning

You've made it! (well, almost). Who can believe that we are now at the end of this half term? A light dusting of snow greeted us yesterday but nowhere near enough for a snowball fight. A feast of home learning greets you today, so scroll down to find out what we have lined up for you all today. Needless to say, drop us an email by the end of the day with your learning if you haven't already done so this week. Oh - and have a lovely and restful half term.

This maths problem caused a few headaches for quite a few yesterday. Look at the image below and decide which one is correct.

puzzler

 

Morning Starter

Starter

Fun fact 9: A hippopotamus can run faster than a human!

 

English

WYOFS

 

 

 

 

 Today's English lesson is a mix of reading and writing. Read the extract from 'Write Your Own Funny Stories' below. Then choose Task 1 or Task 2 (or both) from below. Whichever one you choose to do, please email us with your finished pieces.

 

 

Read this extract      Task 1      Task 2

 

Maths

A quick starter ...

Remember what we did yesterday? Have a go at finding the missing decimals. Remember, the bottom two numbers add up to 1. 

Warm up

Today, you are going to have a go at the second part of the shape puzzles we looked at last week. Watch the lesson video and then have a go at the task. Remember, the answers are at the bottom of the worksheet.

Lesson video

Task

Puzzle Time

These were popular during the lockdown last year. You might want to download and save these for one day next week rather than doing everything today. There's no need to email these if you do decide to give them a go.

Puzzle Time 1          Puzzle Time 1 answers

Art

We really, really love seeing your fantastic cartoon creations! You have a choice of two different workshops today - you could try both! Remember, you can always add colour and extra detail to your pictures. Have fun!

Superpowers       

Animals

 

Another Chapter

Here it is... The last day of this half term brings with it the final chapter of Tuck Everlasting and the epilogue (what happened next). We hope you've enjoyed this classic story. Watch out for something new after half term.

Tuck Everlasting - Chapter 25              Tuck Everlasting - The Epilogue

 

Wednesday 10th February

Good Morning

Brrr! Tuesday was pretty cold but unfortunately there was no snow. There was however some excellent home learning dropping into our inbox. If you haven't sent any of your work in this week, please do get in touch before the end of this week (which is Thursday as Friday is a non-pupil day). Have a good day out there and don't forget to drop into our Google meet at 9:45am.

RM

Morning Starter

First of all, click here to see what a burpee is! They are a bit like Marmite, you'll either LOVE them or absolutely HATE them! 

Starter

 

Fun fact 8: It is impossible to lick your own elbow! Go on, try it … see, told you so! 

 

English

Today's English is all about choosing effective and precise verbs. So find your writing equipment, put on you thinking cap, watch the lesson video below and then complete today's task.

Lesson video     Verb ordering task   

Maths

Today, we are going to look at something new! Watch the lesson video before you have a go at the tasks. You'll need a pencil and some paper for the video. 

Lesson video

Task

Answers

Stretch - if you felt confident with today's task, you should definitely give this one a go!

Stretch 2

Science (Pulleys part 2)

Click on this link 'The Lemonade Machine'Watch this amazing video (ALL of it) and as you do, look for the many different examples of levers and pulleys and perhaps the odd gear (although not many of these in this one). Once you have done this, we’d like you to complete one of the tasks below.

Watch Mr Graham’s video here (from Lockdown#1) for a little inspiration on what you could do. Make sure you include either a lever or a pulley (or both).

Pulleys task       Rube Goldberg machines
 

Another Chapter

It's the penultimate day of the half term and fittingly, here's the penultimate chapter of Tuck Everlasting...

Chapter 24 (the weather in this story is such a contrast to what we are experiencing at the moment!)

Tuesday 9th February

CM

Good Morning

You made a cracking start to yesterday's home learning and here's to more of the same today. You have a creative challenge for today as well as some great science. It occurred to Mr Graham yesterday that quite a few of you were misspelling 'occurred' and missing a letter r, so watch out for that one. Below, is a photo of a very tame robin I observed while out on a weekend walk. It was less than one metre away and happy to just stand there with me (probably waiting for some food). Have a good day.

robin

 

Morning Starter

Starter

 

This week's challenge is to collect objects which start with the letters of your first name. So, if you were called Sam, you could collect a snake (perhaps not a live one!), an apple and a marble. Take a picture of your collected items in the order that spells your name! Have fun! 

Can you decipher these two masterpieces to work out which one belongs to which teacher?

Tuesday challenge

 

Fun fact 7: Slugs have four noses!

English

Click here for today's cracking English lesson video. You can download the diagram of Wallace and Gromit's Tellyscope below to remind you of how it works. If you haven't watched yesterday's short film, scroll down to Monday and click on the Cracking Contraptions image.

The Tellyscope     Vocabulary list for your sentences

Maths

Today, we are going to continue our work with decimals. Watch the video and then have a go at the challenges. 

Lesson video - if you are feeling confident after watching a few examples, pause the video when you see the next calculation I'm going to do. Then, have a go and press play when you have completed it. Give it a tick if you are correct and fix it if you made any mistakes. 

Task

Help sheet - I have started the calculations and thinking for you.

Answers

Science (forces)

 

Pulley cartoon

Pulleys can be used to lift and move very heavy loads and today we'd like you investigate forces by exploring and making a simple pulley system. You could use a construction kit and string or improvise with other materials. If possible you could complete this task outside on a larger scale. Attached below are some ideas to inspire you and get you started. Whatever you do, we're looking forward to seeing your ingenious creations.

Pulley ideas

Another Chapter

Only three more chapters to go :(

Tuck Everlasting - Chapter 23 

 

Monday 8th February

Good Morning

Welcome to the final week of the half term. You've all made an excellent effort with your home learning so far and we'd like to thank you this. You'll find a 'cracking' English lesson today as well as your maths and computing lesson as usual. Mr Graham is running this week's home learning and the daily Google Meets and he can't wait to see all of you again. And please do keep the emails heading our way as we really enjoy responding to your daily learning.

If you enjoy a bit of stargazing on a clear night, why not check out the BBC link below. It's all in a good cause.

Star count video                       CPRE website (ask an appropriate adult to enter the data if you'd like to do this)

Star

Morning Starter

Starter

 

Fun fact 6: It would take only one hour to drive to space!

English

We're beginning a new text this week and we start with a reading lesson. Download this missing words document. Read through it and predict the missing words using your inference skills. Then, carefully watch (perhaps twice) the short Wallace and Gromit film about the Tellyscope, before deciding if you want to change any of your predicted words. Finally, check to see how many of your  words were correct by downloading the answers here. Click the image below to watch the film.

CC

Spelling

Here are your spellings for this week. Don't forget to use different strategies for learning your spellings each week. These can be downloaded at the top of this page.

Maths

Today, we are going to explore decimals! Watch the lesson video first and then have a go at the tasks. 

Lesson video

Task

Help sheet - use this if you are feeling a bit wobbly.

Stretch tasks - it would be great if you had a go at at least one of these. Check out the answers once you've had a go.

Answers

Computing

Today, you have a choice of tasks.

  • You could use this last lesson to complete or add to last week's database work before saving it for the final time
  • You could go to your 2Dos to practise and complete several coding tasks that have been set
  • You could explore the concept mapping tool 2Connect in the Purple Mash tools section as we will be working with this after half term. You could also use this tool to create a concept map of your water resistance investigation from last week.

Another Chapter

Tuck Everlasting - This story is reaching its climax and events seem to be getting out of control. Enjoy the last few chapters over this coming week.

Tuck Everlasting - Chapter 22

 

Friday 5th February

Good Morning

It's Friday and almost the end of another week of home learning. It's been great to see so much excellent home learning this week - you're all doing a great job out there! Don't forget to join Mr Graham and the 5C/G class in today's Google meet at 9:45am for a weekly catch up. Scroll down to discover today's learning and tasks to take you to the end of the week. Make sure you get yourself out for some exercise this weekend but don't forget to wrap up warm as colder weather is on its way.

 

 

McKenzie had the brilliant idea of having a home learning star of the day! Our first star of the day is ... 

Star

Morning Starter

This will be a challenge for you! Every section, row and column needs to have the digits 1-9 in but only once. Good luck!

Starter

 

Fun fact 5: Horses and cows can sleep standing up!

 

Here is Caden with his fantastic music task! 

Caden

 

Click here to watch Maurice's fantastic science work from Wednesday! 

 

CMHW

Click here for today's video and here for the task.

English

You'll be bringing together the different elements from this week's English to create your final piece of writing. Click on this video to hear Mr Graham explain what you will be doing (and ignore the date - if only it was May!). We'd love to see some effective pieces of descriptive writing dropping into our inbox by the end of the day.

In case you were wondering what the finished piece might look like (length, quality etc) here is an example of what some of the children in school wrote while working with Mr Graham.

Vocabulary list

Maths

Today, we are going to explore calculations like we do in number talks. Watch the video to find out more about today's task.

Lesson video

Task

Help sheet - I've started the calculations off for you in different ways. 

Miss Cordwell's examples - to look at if you need some help

Answers

 

Art

We LOVE seeing your cartoon masterpieces!! Click here for today's tutorial on robots!

Zoo Fun! 

Chester Zoo are hosting virtual zoo days! Click the picture below to visit there website and check it out! There should be a virtual zoo day today! 

Zoo

 

Another Chapter

Tuck Everlasting - Chapter 21

 

Thursday 4th February

Good Morning

Welcome to Thursday's home learning. We hope you enjoyed yesterday's science and didn't get yourselves too wet during your investigations. We're nearly at the end of another week and well done for keeping up with everything. Make sure you email us by today if you haven't already been in touch with us this week.

Mr Graham posted a picture of his Christmas cake at the beginning of this lockdown. Five weeks later, there's still a little bit left. The question is, will it survive until half term?

before and after

Morning starter

Starter

 

Fun fact 4: There are more stars in space than there are grains of sand on a beach!

CMHW

Click here for today's video and here for the task

English

Watch this video that will open up today's task. For today's lesson, you'll need to have your work from yesterday handy to help you to build effective sentences. Focus on writing effective sentences using a range of features and focus on quality over quantity.

Maths

Today is all about times tables! We really, really, really, really, really want you to come back to school being more confident with your times tables. Today, you will have a chance to really practise them and then tomorrow, we will have a go at a task which will apply them. Please don't practise the times tables you already know very well. Instead, use the time today to get better at those you don't know well enough. Below, you'll find different links to times tables tasks and games. Work your way through them and remember, challenge yourself! If you are already confident, then today is a chance to increase your speed! 

As there isn't any maths work to email in today, you could email letting us know which times tables you feel you have improved on. 

Practise link 1

Times table game

Hit the button

Times table games mixed

Times table shift

Music

Music Task

1. Click on this link – https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ten-pieces/ten-pieces-at-home/zjy3382

2. Scroll down until you find this task – Write a rhyming couplet and turn it into a work of art with writer and artist Angry Dan...

3. Watch video 1 and then video 2

4. Have a go at the task and have fun!

Another Chapter

Tuck Everlasting - Chapter 20

 

Wednesday 3rd February

Good Morning

We hope you had a rip-roaring time completing yesterday's challenge and that you've now cleaned up all of your pieces of torn paper. Lunge into today's learning with the morning starter below and don't forget to email examples of your work by the end of the day, especially if we haven't heard from you yet this week. Oh - and you won't be able to resist today's science (or will you?).

We really enjoyed listening to and reading your stories yesterday! Have a listen to Ryley's and Alfie's below - they are brilliant!

Alfie

Ryley

Morning Starter

Starter

 

Fun fact 3: As well as having unique finger prints, we all have unique tongue prints!

CMHW

Here is today's video and here is the task. Enjoy!

English

Watch this video that will open up today's task. The links to the different scenes are below including a couple of extra ones to give you a wider choice. Remember to complete two or three scenes in detail using a wide range of vocabulary and features as this will help you with Thursday's follow on task.

Hollow Woods scene 1    Hollow Woods scene 2   Hollow Woods scene 3   Hollow Woods scene 4  Hollow Woods scene 5  

Hollow Woods scene 6

Maths

Well done for your excellent work yesterday on rounding whole numbers. Today, we are going to look at rounding decimals to the nearest whole number and also the the nearest tenth. Watch video 1 and then complete the first set of activities. Then, watch video 2 and complete the second set of tasks.

Video 1

Task 1

Video 2

Task 2

Science

Today, we are going to explore water resistance. Click here to find out what to do.

Another Chapter

Tuck Everlasting - Chapter 19

Tuesday 2nd February

Good Morning

Welcome to Tuesday's home learning. Today's English has a spooky twist to it, while the maths is pretty cool (see if you can work out what we mean ;) . Today's French has you looking at your family's roots and creating a French family tree. Oh - and today's Tuesday's challenge will have you in pieces...

 

Morning Starter

It's Tuesday challenge day! Today's challenge: Can you tear a piece of paper into the shape of a creature? No cutting or drawing allowed! You may decorate after. 

Knowing how incredible Miss Cordwell's art skills are, which creation belongs to her and which belongs to Mr Graham? 

Tuesday challenge

Fun fact 2: Australia has the most amount of reptiles in the world (over 750 different species!)

 

CMHW

Welcome to day 2! Here is the video and here is the task!

English

HW

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A while ago, Mr Graham acquired a set of storytelling cards called ‘The Hollow Woods’. There are twenty cards in the set, each depicting a different scene, with or without characters in them. The cards are carefully designed so that you can put them in any order to create an almost infinite number of scenes. Mr Graham has created different scenes for you to verbally create a short story.

Today, we’d like you to download the different scenes and choose one or two to have a go at telling your own story (with or without a happy ending!) Each card in the sequence has a title and you could include this within your story. Remember, it’s important to weave each image into your story but also making sure that you add some descriptive details and a simple plot.

Once you have perfected your story, have a go at recording it (audio or video) and send it to us.

Mr Graham made up a story and wrote a transcript of it here so you can see how long the story could be. Remember, you are telling it, not writing a story.

Scene 1       Scene 2      Scene 3     Scene 4      

Maths

Today, we are going to have a look at rounding! Miss Cordwell is back with some Freezer Maths for you! Watch the video below to get started.

Lesson Video

Tasks

Stretch

French

 

This week’s lesson is all about learning the French names for the members of our immediate and extended family (mother, father, brother, sister, uncle, aunt etc)

Once again, click on this link and follow the tutorial from the beginning. Make sure that you also complete the task Mr Graham has set you which is to complete a family tree showing some of your immediate and extended family. We'll allow family pets as long as you can use the correct French word (e.g cat = le chat). You can present this how you like although you might like to use a standard family tree layout to help you. Here is Mr Graham’s example. Use the vocabulary on the website to complete it accurately. If you don't have siblings, then you could include more of your extended family. It's also a good opportunity to find out more about your family's genealogy. Some of the words in French begin with 'le' and some with 'la', can you find out why?

 

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Tuck Everlasting- Chapter 18

 

Monday 1st February

Good Morning

Welcome to this Monday's home learning. We hope you all had a pleasant weekend, despite the wet weather. Mr Graham managed to go for a rainy walk on Sunday morning after a 10k run and Miss Cordwell has been on a long bike ride. Keeping active is so important for our physical and mental health, so make sure that you're breaking your day up with a walk or physical activity for a fit mind and body. Why not start your day with Joe Wicks below - just like the last lockdown!

Miss Cordwell is running the home learning this week and she'll see you all in this morning's 9:45am Google Meet.

 

Morning starter

Miss Cordwell is ready for Joe Wicks this morning! Click here at 9 if you want to join in too!

Starter

Instead of riddles, we are going to give you a fun fact each day! So, here we go!

Fun fact 1: It is illegal to stand within 90 metres of the Queen without socks on!

 

 

CMHW

 

This week is Children's mental health week! Each day, there will be a short video from Sustrans (the cycling charity who work closely with our school) for you to watch and a short activity for you to have a go at if you want to. Have fun!

Video 1

Activity

English

Today we have a reading task for you . There is a text below to download and read as well as a set of questions. Most of you should answer set 1 questions however a few of you who might normally work with an adult in class when completing reading tasks might want to download and answer set 2 questions as these are slightly different in how they are presented. Some answers will need one word, others may need a short sentence or two.

Heroes with Autism text    Question set 1      Question set 2

Click here for a short, fun video, which explains what it is like to live with autism.

Spellings

Spellings wc 01/02/2021

Maths

For today's task, watch the video below. Today's learning starts 3 minutes 42 seconds into the video but you can watch the beginning part of the video if you want to. Once you have watched it, have a go at the task.

Lesson Video

Task - with answers

Computing

This is your final lesson in the database unit of work. Watch today's lesson video below to see how you can convert your paper written database from last week onto Purple Mash. The video will also show you how to save and insert photos into your database from online sources.

Lesson video

Another Chapter

Tuck Everlasting Chapter 17

Friday 29th January

Good Morning

Well, here we are at the start of another Friday. There were some egg-cellent science videos sent in yesterday although it looked like quite a few of you were having scrambled egg for your tea last night (after you'd scraped the egg off the patio).Scroll down for today's home learning and don't forget to email in your work if you haven't already done so this week.

And don't forget, the Year 5 children in school will be joining this morning's Google Meet so come along and say hello to everyone this morning.

Morning starter

Have a go at the times tables below. You could write them out or just say them!

Starter

 

Yesterday’s riddle solution – A mirror!

A joke for today:

What is brown, hairy and wears sunglasses?

A coconut on holiday!!

 

English

There were some great examples of speech writing emailed in yesterday so thank you for those. Watch the lesson video below to find today's task and use the supporting resource below to support you with ideas. Mr Graham is looking forward to reading your writing later today.

Lesson video   Supporting resource

 

Maths

Today, we are going to have a look at Roman Numerals. Have a look at the image below - you should remember seeing these numerals before.

Maths

Now watch the video below and then have a go at the tasks. 

Lesson Video

Tasks

Answers

Art

We have another cartoon tutorial for you today! All about aliens and monsters! Click here to watch and don't forget to send us your creations! 

Another Chapter

Tuck Everlasting Chapter 16

 

Thursday 28th January

Good Morning

Thank you for yesterday's emails. It looked like the French task was enjoyed by many of you and there's a selection of the work you sent in just below. If we haven't heard from you yet this week, please do get in touch by the end of today with some examples of this week's home learning. With only two more days of home learning in January to go, let's make a pledge to get everyone in Year 5 to send in some work by the end of this week - You can do it!

SW2

 

Morning Starter

Starter

Yesterday’s riddle solution – A cloud!

A new brain bender for you to ponder:

I do not speak. I cannot hear. I will always tell the truth. What am I?

 

English

Today's lesson shows you how to use speech more effectively in a story. Click on the lesson video below to find out more before you complete the task. There's also a guide on how to complete the task in this section.

Lesson video           Ideas to support you

Maths

First of all, watch this video. The first two tasks will be completed during the video - you'll need paper and a pencil for a part of it. Then, have a go at these tasks - they are explained in the video. 

Answers

Science

For today's science, there are lots of videos to watch and lots of fun to be had! There is a potentially messy experiment to do if you able to but you must ask permission before doing it! Watch the videos in order so that it all makes sense! They are not very long - enjoy!

Video 1 - Living room science! 

Video 2 - The story ...

Video 3 - The master plan

Video 4 - The landing

After you have watched the videos, have a go yourself if you can! If not, don't worry - you could have a go at designing your own on paper. Let us know how you get on!

Another Chapter

Tuck Everlasting - Chapter 15

 

Wednesday 27th January

Good Morning

Thank you for your towering efforts yesterday and we hope that you've now finished putting all of your tower objects back where they belong. Mr Graham had lots of emails yesterday, so thank you for those and the work you attached.

Remember to watch the lesson videos for each subject each day and pace yourself with your learning through the day. Don't try and finish everything by lunchtime. Have a good day.

Morning Starter

Boggle: How many words can you make using these letters? What is the longest word you can make?

Starter

 

Yesterday’s riddle solution – It was a bright and sunny day!

Here is today’s brain-teaser:

I do not have wings but I can fly. I don’t have eyes but I will cry! What am I?

 

English

Because, although, when, even though, while...

Today's lesson focuses on the use of conjunctions in case you hadn't guessed. Watch the lesson video and the use the resource sheet to complete the task.

Lesson video (essential viewing)   Supporting resource

Maths

Today, we are going to recap how to use the column method of multiplication. Watch this video and then have a go at this task

Click here for some stretch tasks if you are feeling spicy!

Answers

Stretch answers

French

As we approach the end of January (hooray), today's lesson focus is about learning the names for the months of the year and the seasons they fall into. There are two tutorials to work through and some of you might like to have a go at making your own seasons wheel (in French - of course). A step-by-step guide can also be found below to help you with this task. You can always adapt the task and make a seasons poster or wall chart for your room if you prefer.

Tutorial 1       Tutorial 2   Seasons wheel step-by-step guide

Another Chapter

Today, there is a double-bill. Yes, two chapters to settle down to. Enjoy!

Tuck Everlasting - Chapters 13 and 14

Tuesday 26th January 

Good Morning

If it's Tuesday, that must mean it's time for another challenge! Thanks to all of you who sent in your home learning yesterday, it was great to hear from you. Remember to keep yesterday's database work safe for next week's computing lesson. Have a good day and please don't forget to get in touch and keep sending us your work. Also, if you need any help during the morning with the home learning, send us an email. Below, are some examples of your work which was emailed in.

HL Mon

Morning starter

Challenge

Today's challenge: Can you build a tower which is as tall (or taller) than you? You can use anything you like to build your tower - well, as long your parents are happy for you to use it!

Check out these masterpieces below:

Challenge

Yesterday’s riddle solution – An umbrella!

Try this one:

A man was driving his truck. His lights were not on. The moon was not out. Up ahead, he saw that a woman was crossing the street. How did he see her?

 

English

Today's lesson takes us back to the Creakers from yesterday's lesson. Watch the lesson video below to set you on your way. There is also a resource sheet (PDF) to download to give you more support if needed. If you haven't read 'The Creakers' extract already, scroll down to Monday's English and find it there.

Lesson video     Fronted adverbial help sheet

Maths

Today, we are going to remind ourselves about area and perimeter. Watch the first video and have a go at the task underneath. Then, if you are feeling confident, watch the second and have a go at the second task.

Video 1

Task 1

Challenge! If you struggled with task 1, you don't need to have a go at task 2. If you fancy a challenge, here you go!

Video 2

Task 2 - it might help you to draw out the shapes so you can draw lines to help you find missing lengths and area. 

 

History (Maya beliefs)

Today's lesson will get you finding out about the beliefs of the Maya. Watch the lesson video below first before clicking on the DK weblink to find out your facts. When you've completed this task, send us some of your quiz questions.

Lesson video   DK Find Out weblink

Another chapter

Tuck Everlasting - Chapter 12

Monday 25th January 

Good Morning

Good morning and welcome to Monday's home learning. Mr Graham is back at the helm this week as Miss Cordwell is back in school. Don't forget to join our daily meeting at 9:45am before you start your learning - it's always great to see as many of you in this meeting. We hope we're getting things right for you guys at home and please do make sure you watch any lesson videos before your tasks as they really will help to get you started.

Mr Graham was out for a cold and frosty walk on Saturday morning and took this photo of bracken and leaves lying on the frosty ground. Being outside is good for you, whatever the weather, so make sure you get yourself out for a walk during each day.

bracken

Morning starter

Good luck with this one!! How many differences can you find?

Starter

Friday’s riddle solution – He only fell from the second step!

Good luck with this one!

What goes up the chimney when down but cannot go down the chimney when up?

 

English

To start with, click here to watch a short trailer, which will give you some clues about today's task! Warning - it's a little bit creepy!

Click here to read an extract from The Creakers. 

Now click here to see the different options for today. 

Spellings

Oops! we forgot to put some spellings on the page for last week, so we've given you extra this week - JOKING! Download the list below and choose the correct ones for you to learn this week ;)

Spellings 25-1-21

Maths

This week in maths, we are going to recap on different skills we have learnt so far in year 5.

Today, we are going to have a look at negative numbers. Watch this video and then have a go at the task below. 

Task

Answers

Computing

Today's computing lesson is all about preparing your own database. Watch the lesson video below and then choose a subject for your own database before completing the research sheet below. You'll need at least 5 different records for your database to make it interesting and varied. The video will give you a couple of ideas but we're sure that you will have plenty of your own.

Lesson video   Mr Graham's partly completed Pokemon record   Blank database record template

Another Chapter

Tuck Everlasting - Chapter 11

Friday 22nd January 

Friday

Good Morning

You've almost made it to the end of the week. Well done once again for keeping on keeping on - you are all learning to be resilient as you keep working from home. Make sure that you complete today's learning tasks to a good standard and remember to email us with your work. Oh - and have a nice weekend, whatever you are doing.

We'd like as many of you home learners to join today's 9:45am Google Meet because we're going to be linking up with Mr Graham and the children who are still in school, so come along and say hello.

Morning Starter

We have two exciting videos for you to start your day with today! 

Miss Hardinge has put together a special Friday assembly - click here to watch.

Aiden would like to share his fantastic front flip with you - click here to see!

 

Yesterday’s riddle solution – Your voice!

Try this riddle:

A man was cleaning the windows of a 25-storey building. He slipped and fell off the ladder. Luckily, he wasn’t hurt at all! How did escape being injured?

 

A big congratulations to Hayden - who managed an impressive 81 hops! You were the champion hopper yesterday!

English

For today's English task, you'll need your design from yesterday with the notes you made as well. We'd like you to write a non-fiction piece of writing about your shoe. Below is a list of the things to include and the headings you could use. You could present this piece in a similar way to your Dragonolgy writing back in October. This time, you're writing about a shoe! Present your writing in an interesting way if you'd like to.

  • Introduction  - 3 or 4 sentences (try to include a rhetorical question)
  • A short paragraph about your shoe's special features (3 or 4 sentences) - remember your 'where' adverbials 
  • A bullet point list (listing some of the extra features) - I've used a bullet pointed list to present this information
  • A 'Did you know' fact 
  • Add labels to your drawing with arrows etc

Here is an example of how you might present this piece of writing: Mr Graham's guide to the task

Maths

Good job with the maths yesterday - it was a tough one! Today, we are going to have a look at factors and prime numbers. Watch the lesson video and then have a go at the task.

Lesson video

Task

Answers

 

Music

Music Task

1. Click on this link – https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ten-pieces/ten-pieces-at-home/zjy3382

2. Scroll down until you find this task – Draw a portrait and write a musical memory

3. Watch video 1 and then video 2

4. Have a go at the task. You don’t need to upload your work onto the website but you can definitely send them to us!

 

Another Chapter

Tuck Everlasting - Chapter 10

 

Thursday 21st January 

Good Morning

Good morning Year 5. America is waking up to a new president and you're all waking up to another day of enjoyable home learning. Miss Cordwell and Mr Graham had a mid-week catch up yesterday afternoon and swapped our stories of home learning and being in school this week. We're really impressed with you guys - wherever you are doing your learning at the moment. Anyway, don't forget to pop along at 9:45 to say hi to Miss Cordwell and have a good day's learning.

Check out Aleesha's Mayan themed dolphin - created with her 3D pen! 

Example

 

Morning starter

Starter

 

Yesterday’s riddle solution – Your breath!

How about this one:

What instrument can you hear but never see?

 

English

For today, you're going to design your own shoe which you'll be writing about in Friday's lesson. Watch the lesson video below and then get your thinking caps on. You could download the design template to help you with this task if you want to.

Lesson video                Design template        Adverbials and phrases for support

 

Maths

Today, we are going to look at square and cube numbers! Watch this video and then have a go at the tasks underneath.  

Task 1

Task

 

Challenges - Try and have a go at least one square number challenge and one cube number challenge. These are quite tricky so don't worry if you don't find a solution - just have a go! 

Square number challenges

Spicy square number challenges

Cube number challenges

Answers

These problems might test your resilience! Here is a quote from Albert Einstein to give you some motivation:

Quote

You could also practise your square numbers on hit the button.

 

Science

I’ve been doing some magic again ... I mean some science! Have a look at the pictures below:

Science 1

 

Science 2

 

Although these pictures look magical, they can be explained with friction! There was no glue or sticky substances involved - I promise! The bottle is filled with rice and I’m holding it up using a pencil and a pencil alone - no glue, no sticky tape! Click here to find out more about friction.

Task:

  1. Firstly, write down how you think this is happening.
  2. Then, try and find the explanation for yourself and then write it down.
  3. If you can, have a go at it yourself! You will need a lot of patience and also a space where rice can fall without you getting into trouble!! 

Here is what you require for this experiment:

Science 3

You could use a chopstick or a pencil and the funnel is just to make the rice transfer less messy! Any rice will do but you may need to think carefully about the bottle you choose ...

Good luck and send us any successful (or unsuccessful!) attempts!

Another Chapter

We hope you're enjoying this text. Here's today's instalment...

Tuck Everlasting - Chapter 9

 

Wednesday 20th January 

Good Morning

Wednesday is here already and with it has come Storm Christoph so get those wellies ready. Thanks for your great home learning emails yesterday (and PLEEEEAAASE email us if you haven't already this week). We really enjoyed seeing all of your pictures with various objects balanced on your heads yesterday, including this one below.

Balance

Morning Starter

Can you complete this Sudoku? Each section, row and column needs to have the digits 1-6 in but only once! Good luck!

Starter

 

Yesterday’s riddle solution – Your name!

Try this one:

What is as light as a feather but even the world’s strongest person couldn’t hold it for much longer than a couple of minutes?

 

English

Today's lesson continues with The Little Shoemaker. Did you notice the film didn't use any speech, even though the characters were clearly communicating with each other? Today's lesson focuses on using speech. We haven't looked at this yet in Year 5 but you will have done some work in Year 4 using speech punctuation. Watch the lesson video below to get started. You might also want to watch the short animation again to help you with today's task.

Lesson video (ignore the date on this video, it's from the last lockdown!)

Scenes for speech writing (these will give you ideas - use your imagination and inference skills)

The Little Shoemaker  (Click this link if you need to watch the film again)

Maths

Watch this video to find out about today's task. Here is a sheet of place value grids, which might be useful for you to print or copy. 

Task

Answers

Challenge

Challenge answers

 

History/Art

Today, you're going to have a look at Mayan art! Click here and have a good look.

Get creative and have a go at different Mayan designs! Click here to see the designs we created at school last week.

You can print this template if it helps.

 

Another Chapter

Tuck Everlasting - Chapter 8

Tuesday 19th January

Good Morning

Tuesday is here and that means another challenge (and we don't mean just the weather). Thanks for yesterday's emails and remember to keep sending your work to year5@whiptonbarton.org If you haven't emailed us yet, please do so in the next couple of days so that we know things are going okay and that you're keeping up with the home learning.

Morning starter

Tuesday challenge! What is the craziest object you can balance on your head for 5 seconds? Miss Cordwell had A LOT of fun with this one!! Don't forget to send us a picture of your efforts! 

Tuesday challenge

 

Yesterday’s riddle solution – David!

We will be impressed if you get this one:

What belongs to you but others use it more than you do?

English

shoemaker

The little shoemaker is down on his luck. Can you help him get some more business? What he really needs is a really good advert written so that he can sell some more shoes. Watch today's lesson video and then help out our dear old friend by writing your own advert as a short paragraph (between 5 and 8 sentences long)

Lesson video

Example and useful words/phrases

Maths

Watch this video to find out about today's task. Here is a sheet of place value grids, which might be useful for you to print or copy. 

Task

Answers

Challenge - have a go at some or all of these once you have finished the first task.

Challenge answers

 

French

Today's French lesson is about learning the names for the different colours around you. Click this link to take you to the website and online task. Once you have completed this, make the most of a break in the rain and head outdoors if you can. Go for a walk (or use your own garden) with one of your parents or carers and find plants and objects that match the colours. Take a photo of your finds and make them into a poster like Mr Graham's OR make a poster of your found objects and write the French names underneath. Even in the middle of winter, you'll be amazed at the colours you can find in nature if you look carefully.

Colours poster

Another Chapter

Tuck Everlasting - Chapter 7

 

Monday 18th January

Good Morning

Firstly, we hope that you had a lovely weekend and took the opportunity to relax and re-charge and hopefully you're ready for another week of home learning. We were genuinely impressed by last week's efforts and some great work came our way in emails, so well done and thank you. Miss Cordwell will be in today's 9:45 am meeting to answer any questions and say hello.

Remember to email us at: year5@whiptonbarton.org

Mr Graham has been for some more early morning walks at Killerton and spotted a few signs of spring popping up from the earth below. Go for a walk and see if you can find any signs that warmer weather and longer days are on their way.

spring

Morning Starter

Have a go at this spot the difference - let us know how many you can find!

Spot the difference

Friday’s riddle solution – Five – each daughter has the same brother!

Today’s silly riddle:

David’s parents have three sons: Snap, Crackle and …?

 

English

 

shoemaker

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today's lesson starts with the video above (click the image). Watch this short film carefully (at least twice) and then have a go at the inference task below. One of the tasks has been completed as an example. You don't need to print the task, just complete each one in your book. You might want to watch parts of the film again to complete the task.

Inference task

Maths

Today, we are going to have some fun with maths countdown! To see how it works, watch this video

When you are ready, click this link and enjoy!

Level changer

 

Computing

Today's lesson continues our work on databases using Purple Mash and 2Investigate. Watch the lesson video below and then open your 2Do for today's task.

Computing lesson video - 18/1/21

Another Chapter

Tuck Everlasting - Chapter 6

 

Friday 15th January

Good Morning

The standard of home learning has been very good indeed this week as you've multiplied, divided, written descriptive paragraphs and drawn cartoons aplenty. Make sure that you keep the work and the emails coming (but by the end of today if you can). In the meantime, have a great Friday and enjoy the cartoon below courtesy of Laurence.

Laur

 

Morning Starter

Boggle: How many words can you make using these letters? What is the longest word you can make?

Boggle

Yesterday’s riddle solution – silence.

Try this one:

Mary has four daughters and each of her daughters has a brother. How many children does Mary have?

English

Poetry is the focus for today's English lesson. Watch the lesson video from the link below and then download the poem extracts and the quick read to complete today's tasksssssssssss (it'll make ssssense, I promissssse).

Lesson video         Poem extracts            Quick read

 

Maths

Today, we are going to do something completely different! Watch the video below and then have a go at the task. The first part of the video is a recap about last Friday.

 

Task - the answers are on the second page

 

Other Curriculum task - Music

1. Click on this link – https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ten-pieces/ten-pieces-at-home/zjy3382

2. Scroll down until you find this task – Create your own 3D sculpture

3. Watch video 1 and then video 2

4. Have a go at the task. You don’t need to upload your work onto the website but you can definitely send them to us!

 

Another Chapter

Tuck Everlasting Chapter 5

 

Thursday 14th January

Good Morning

Good morning Year 5. Thank you so much for your emails this week. It's refreshing and affirming to see such great work coming out of your bedrooms, kitchens and front rooms as well as gardens when there's a watery science investigation to do. There were lots of excellent 'next' paragraphs for the Sky Path yesterday and you can read Lucas' below. Have a productive day. Oh - and parents and carers -THANK YOU for making this week a success so far.

LH writing

Morning Starter

Starter

 

Yesterday’s riddle solution – a map.

Ooooh – Mr Graham and I like this one:

What is so fragile, that saying its name breaks it?

English

Today, you have a choice of one of two tasks linked to the Sky Path. Watch the lesson video below and then download the task of your choice. If you're unable to print at home, don't worry as you can easily complete either task on a blank piece of paper.

Lesson video

Task 1

Task 2

Maths

Good job using the bus stop method yesterday. We are going to continue to use it today. Watch the lesson video before you have a go at the task as we are going into more detail with it today. Remember to check your answers once you have finished and fix any mistakes.

Lesson video

Task

Answers

 

Other Curriculum Task - Art

Click here for a tutorial that will show you how to draw some cartoon animals! We had a go in school last week and here are the fantastic results:

Art

 

Another Chapter

Tuck Everlasting - Chapter 4

 

Wednesday 13th January

Good Morning

Welcome to Wednesday - the middle of our working week. We've been really impressed with your work so far and the emails we've been getting. Please do keep this up. If you haven't emailed us this week with some of your home learning, make today the day that you do. Have a good day and just focus on doing one thing at a time.

Morning starter

Sudoku: Can you work out the missing numbers? Each quarter, row and column needs to have the numbers 1-4 in them.

Starter

 

The last riddle solution – a candle!

Here is today’s mind bender:

Where can you find cities, towns, shops and streets but no people?

English

For today's lesson, watch the lesson video first (link below) and then have a go at writing a short paragraph about what might happen next in the Sky Path sequence as the lady begins her journey.

Lesson video

Why not also give yourself a mid-week spelling test. Download the spellings below and off you go!

Spellings 11-1-21

Maths

Today, we are going to look at a new method of division. This is a brand new method to you so watch the video very closely and give the task your best efforts. 

Lesson video

Task

Answers

Other curriculum task - Science

Today, we are going to have a look at gravity! I think that most of you will have some idea about gravity already so first of all, watch these short clips to check your knowledge:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf66fg8/articles/zqbm3k7

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zvqd7ty

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z37w2hv

Have a read through this for some more information on gravity - https://spaceplace.nasa.gov/what-is-gravity/en/

Now you are ready! Watch this video and then have a go at the experiment. You will need to ask your parents before you have a go at it as it could get messy! It would be lovely to see some videos or photos of you having a go. Enjoy! 

Gravity experiment - living room science!

 

Another chapter

Enjoy! The weather in this story is nothing like what we are experiencing at the moment. Chalk and cheese!

Tuck Everlasting chapter 3

 

Tuesday 12th January

Good Morning

Good morning Year 5 and hello Tuesday. We hope that you're all getting back into the routine of home learning. Routine is important and this means getting up and ready in the same way that you would for a school day. I know from last year, one or two children preferred to wear their school jumper or uniform when learning at home and if that helps you to get in the mood, go for it! Have a good day and stay safe.

Morning Starter

Yesterday’s riddle solution – seven.

Good luck with this one:

I’m tall when I am young and short when I’m old. What am I?

Today is also 'Challenge Tuesday'. Each Tuesday there will be a challenge set across the whole federation for you all to join in with. For today's challenge, we'd like you to draw a self portrait - with your eyes closed! Have a good look in the mirror, set yourself up with pen or pencil and paper and go for it. Your picture isn't going to be a true likeness but can you draw it in a way that it's very recognoseable? (get it?) Off you go - no peeping mind! I SAID CLOSE YOUR EYES! Spend 10 minutes on this task and please send us a photo of your drawing.

Once you've had a go, click here to see Miss Cordwell's effort - I warn you, it's truly shocking! 

English

For today’s lesson, we’re going to focus on adverbials using The Sky Path as a starting point. There is a video below that will talk you through the main task. Once you've watched the video (ha! a fronted adverbial), there is a document to download below with images to support your writing. There are also several documents to download if you want further support with adverbials and adverbs. Just click on the links below and they should open in a separate tab.

Adverbials lesson video

Images to support writing

Fronted adverbials KS2

List of useful adverbs

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwwp8mn/articles/zp937p3

 

Maths

Today, you are going to practise multiplying by a two digit number whilst using the < > and = symbols. Click here to watch yesterday's video as a reminder of how to use the method. Then, have a go at the task below. 

Task

Answers

Stretch task - this is multiplying by a one digit number and will certainly get you thinking!

Stretch answer

Other curriculum task (French)

Bonjour les enfants et bienvenue à la leçon d'aujourd'hui. Yes, you've guessed, here is another afternoon of French. Today, we'd like you to practise saying, reading and writing numbers in French. Once you have completed the tasks by clicking this link, you can then have a go at making your own poster or display of objects and labelling them in French. If you already know numbers to 10 or 20, then you could explore the number names up to 100. Trois, deux, un, allez! Monsieur Graham has made his own poster to give you some ideas. How creative can you be with your 1-10?

Mr Graham's example (1-10)

Another Chapter

We hope you enjoyed the first chapter of Tuck Everlasting. Now sit back, relax and tuck in to today's instalment!

Tuck Everlasting Chapter 2

Monday 11th January

Good morning

We hope that you all had a pleasant weekend and were able to get out in the fresh air at some point. Mr Graham has been for a couple of morning walks and has found some impressive trees out and about. Being outdoors is essential for all of our well being, so make sure that you are getting a bit of the outdoor experience each day. Being in green spaces can also help to reduce stress levels so make sure you get a daily dose.

Killerton trees

On another note, the home learning on the daily page is what we are expecting you to do. In addition to these, there are the online platforms which can be accessed each day (links above). We don't expect your day to be exactly the same as a day in school so don't think you have to be working throughout the whole day. Give yourself a break in the morning and at lunch and don't rush the tasks - take your time and do things as well as you can, rather than trying to complete everything by lunchtime. Mr Graham will hopefully see you home learners at 9:45am.

Morning starter

5C - don't forget to listen to the end of our class read (The Star Outside The Window) and then take the quiz. The link for the last two parts are here - reading 1 and reading 2. The link for accelerated reader is here. Mr Graham has a brand new story for everyone today - it's a cracker!

Your morning starter is an active one today! Joe Wicks is starting his PE sessions again (on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday) so tune into his YouTube channel at 9 and give it a go! He has shortened his sessions to 20 minutes so no excuses!

If you click on the picture below, the link will hopefully take you straight to his channel. Have fun!

Joe Wicks

Friday’s riddle solution – a sad zebra!

Have a think about this one:

I am an odd number. Take away a letter and I become even. What number am I?

English

The picture below is linked to today's task. Before you click on the link, what do you think the title to the picture could be? Once you have a few ideas, click here and it will magically take you to today's English task...

Spellings

Your spellings for this week can be downloaded at the link below. Look towards the top of this page to find useful tips on how to practise your spellings at home.

Spellings 11-1-21

Maths

We are going to have a go at multiplying by a two digit number today. This is new so watch the lesson video carefully and give the task your best efforts.

Lesson video

Task

Answers

A handful of you have mastered this method already so you can have a go at this task instead. Once you have had a good go, check your answers here.

 

Other curriculum task - computing

Last week (yes - you were actually in school last Monday), we started to look at databases and explored the Aliens database on Purple Mash. Watch the lesson video on the link below and then complete the task. If you can't open the collaborative database, just open the Aliens one already in Purple Mash and create your own alien by clicking on the blue + symbol (top left) in the 2Investigate tool.

Lesson video (create a file for a database)

https://www.purplemash.com/#app/tools/2inv

Story time

Welcome to a new story and an absolute classic. Over the coming weeks, Mr Graham will read Tuck Everlasting, a classic children's book and one which he read during the last few weeks of home learning in the summer (which is why you'll often see Mr Graham wearing shorts and a t-shirt or even reading in his garden!) Enjoy today's first instalment.

Tuck Everlasting - Chapter 1

 

Friday 8th January

Good morning

Hello Year 5 and welcome to Friday's home learning. It was great to see so many of you online at 9:45am yesterday and let's see if we can have the highest turnout in the school today. Just to make things a bit more fun, wear a hat or some interesting headwear for today's meeting if you like. Mr Graham promises to wear a hat and hats really don't suit him so you should join today, if only to see Mr Graham looking...erm, well, you decide. Check out the learning below and keep sending us the emails. Right - go and find a hat!

 

Morning starter

Robot

Yesterday’s riddle solution - the future!

A new silly riddle for your brain to solve:

What is black and white and blue?

 

English

Read the extract below from the book 'Stick Boy' and then complete one of the following tasks:

  • Design a protective outfit for Stick Boy and label the different features, a bit like in a non-chronological report (non-fiction)
  • Design an anti-bullying poster using Stick Boy as the victim. Remember STOP (Several Times On Purpose/Start Telling Other People)
  • Write a short scenario or paragraph about what happens next (to Stick Boy, Sam or Gretchen)
  • Make a short comic strip about what happens next. You could use speech bubbles for this
  • Come up with some good disguises for Stick Boy (a tree, traffic sign etc). Draw your disguises with a brief explanation why they would work. Aim for 3 or 4 disguises.

Stick Boy (extract)

Maths

First of all, watch the video below.

Next, have a go at these tasks - Friday maths.

Other curriculum task - History

Our new history topic is all about the Mayans. Click here to find out what you need to do.

Story time 

Click here for the last part of The Star Outside My Window. It's quite long but worth the listen! Don't forget to quiz it afterwards - I think it is worth over 60,000 words! Here is the link to accelerated reader - https://ukhosted42.renlearn.co.uk/2236325/

Thursday 7th January

Good morning

Good morning and welcome to Thursday's home learning. Well done for getting through day one and hopefully there weren't too many technical problems for you at home. Mr Graham had to re-boot his wi-fi router yesterday but after that, everything seemed to work very smoothly. Below, you will find a starter as well as English, maths and some French for today. Don't forget to join the good morning Google Meet at 9:45am but please make sure that you all have your microphones on mute - fingers crossed...

Below is a photo of Mr Graham's homemade Christmas cake. I wonder how much will be left by the end of the week now that he's working from home? And no - he didn't eat that much on Wednesday, just in case you were wondering.

Mr G's cake

Morning starter

Boggle: How many words can you make using these letters? What is the longest word you can make?

Boggle

Yesterday’s riddle solution: Are you asleep yet?

Today’s brain teaser:

What is always in front of you but can’t be seen?

English

Today's English lesson is all about learning and using some new vocabulary from 'How the Whale Became'. Watch today's lesson video by clicking the link below and all will be revealed.

Vocabulary lesson

Maths

We are going to have a look at the column method for multiplication today. We practised this method before Christmas and also last Monday. 

Watch this video to see how it works - Column method of multiplication.

Once you have a watched the video, have a go at this task. You can check your answers here

If you have been shown how to multiply by a two digit number (which only a few of you have), you can have a go at this task instead. Do not try this if you haven't been shown! Here are the answers for you to check your work - answers.

Other curriculum task - French

Today's French lesson gets you more familiar with your home and the different rooms. Click this link which will take you to today's website and learning. Once you have completed the tutorial and online tasks (including some fun games if you want to), have a go at drawing your home and the different rooms within your home, labelling them in French of course!. Mr Graham has also completed an example below just to give you a little inspiration. Be creative with the drawing of your home.Allez-y!

Mr Graham's example

Story time

Here is the penultimate reading of our class read - The Star Outside My Window. Enjoy! 

Wednesday 6th January

Good morning

Welcome to our Y5 home learning page. Who would have thought that we'd be doing this again? The good news is that Miss Cordwell and Mr Graham were pretty awesome at planning tasks last year and we also know that you're all pretty awesome and you know from Year 4 how it all works. If you need to get in touch, use the Year 5 email address at the top of the page just underneath Miss Cordwell's lovely photo. In the meantime, have a good day.

Morning starter

Here is a spot the difference for you to have a go at. Apparently, there are 14 to find!

Spot

 

A riddle for you to ponder:

 

What question can you never answer yes to?

 

The answer will be revealed tomorrow! No googling allowed!

 

English task

For today's task, we're going to look at our new text which we looked at on Monday. Click on the video link below and listen to Mr Graham read Ted Hughes' story 'How the Whale Became'. Once you have listened to the story, we'd like you to have a go at drawing a scene from the story. Perhaps you could draw God's garden or the whale getting bigger in the garden. If you can, email us a picture of your drawing as we'd love to see them.

How the Whale Became video

Spelling

This week's spellings have been uploaded below so if you're not sure which ones to learn. Check by opening up the spelling PDF below.

Spellings 4-1-21

Maths task 

We have a nice task for you to have a go at today. Click here for the video which will explain what to do. 

Task - if you are unsure about what to do

Stretch task - if you fancy a challenge!

 

Other curriculum task - Music

1. Click on this link – https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ten-pieces/ten-pieces-at-home/zjy3382

2. Scroll down until you find this task – Write a poem inspired by a journey with Simon Mole - it's right at the bottom!

3. Watch video 1 and then video 2

4. Have a go at the task. You don’t need to upload your poems to the website but you can definitely send them to us!

5. If you like, you could illustrate your poems.

Story time

A brand new story for all of Year 5 will be on this section of the page from next week. In the meantime...

Miss Cordwell will post a video of the next part our class read tomorrow.

Book