Year 5 Archive

Friday 22nd May

Good morning and welcome to the last day of this half term. As we've already said, we've been continually impressed by your hard work and resilience over the past 6 weeks as you've all had to adapt to learning at home. We'd all like to be back in school doing the day job in our normal surroundings but that just hasn't been possible. We know half term isn't going to be the same as well, but do have a nice time, do get outdoors and do keep yourselves safe and well. We'll be back with more home learning after the break. Take care,  

Miss Cordwell and Mr Graham

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Morning starter

How many differences can you find?

Starter

 

Yesterday's riddle solution – Trouble!

A joke for today:

What is brown, hairy and wears sunglasses?

A coconut on holiday!!

 

If you have a better joke, feel free to email it to us! Have a lovely Friday! 

 

English task

Today you will be writing your own set of instructions. Make them interesting, make them thorough, make them funny. Watch Mr Graham's video to explain the task and then use the links and downloads below to help you complete the task. Then do us a favour and pop them in our inboxes for a good chuckle.

Today's lesson video

Instructions - A good example

Adverbials, adverbs and verbs - a useful list

Maths task

Today, we are going to have a look at factors, multiples and primes. Watch the two videos below and then have a go at the tasks. 

Video 1

Video 2

Task

Answers

Other curriculum task (Computing)

Today is the second lesson of your game creating unit of work and dare I say it, a very fun way to end the last day of the half term! Today you will be designing your game environment. Watch Mr Graham's video from the link below and then there are two more shorter videos in Purple Mash to help with designing your game environment. The task has been set in your 2Dos or access it through your usual Purple Mash log in. Whatever you do, have a fun time and don't forget to save your work.

Lesson 2 video (game creator)

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

Another chapter

Boom! Chapter 8 - Goodbye, Charlie

Click the link below to find out what happens next in that creepy basement!

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Thursday 21st May

Good morning Year 5. Did somebody say it's Thursday? What - already? Welcome to Thursday and another phantasmagorical day of learning (look it up if you're not sure of the meaning). Have a good day, do the right things and keep sending us your work.

This picture made Miss Cordwell laugh and also made her think about children and chocolate cake ...!

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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 – A fire!

Try this one:

It is easy to get into but hard to get out of. What is it?

 

English task

Today's lesson is all about adverbs and imperative (bossy) verbs. Watch the video carefully then complete today's task thoroughly (the words in bold print are a big clue to today's lesson).

Lesson video

verbs and adverbs - A list of imperative verbs and adverbs for your writing task

Maths task

Today, we are going to look at square and cube numbers! Watch the video and then have a go at the tasks underneath. Try and have a go at least one square number challenge and one cube number challenge. 

Lesson video

 

Task 1

Starter

 

Square number challenges

Spicy square number challenges

Cube number challenges

 

Other curriculum task (art and design)

Google doodle

Google has probably never been busier with everyone using it for a variety of searches. At least once a week, Google creates a doodle, often celebrating a special event or anniversary from around the world. Today, we'd like you to create your own Google doodle on a subject or theme of your choice. Mr Graham embraced his inner druid and made a design based on Stonehenge and the summer solstice. Check out Mr Graham's design and other designs on the downloads below. If you want to explore more Google doodles, then click here to take you to the archive page. You can search for different themed doodles in the box at the top of the page. Happy doodling - and please doodle send us your doodles!

Google doodle examples

Mr Graham's Google doodle - step-by-step guide

 

Another chapter

Boom! Chapter 7 - One whole chapter in one whole go! Enjoy

We will carry on with our Goosebumps tomorrow but for today, find out about Stormzy in the book below!

Story

Wednesday 20th May

Good morning Year 5. Wednesday is upon us which means there are only three days until half term. You have all been brilliant this term and have adapted to your new learning formats so well - we know it hasn't been easy. Keep your chin up for the last few days and end the term on a high note (unless you sing like Mr Graham - in which case, don't even try it!) Have a productive day.

If you are spending time in the lovely sunshine, stay safe and stay cool like this chap!

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Morning starter

Starter

 

Yesterday's riddle solution – A promise/ your word.

Try this one:

If I drink, I die. If I eat, I am fine. What am I?

 

English task

Today's task continues with the theme of instructions. Watch Mr Graham's video and then complete the two tasks. The text for task one can be downloaded below. Task 2 is explained on the lesson video.

Today's video lesson

Task 1 (Cohesive features)

Maths task

Today, we have some challenges for you - all about area and perimeter! If you need a reminder about area and perimeter, there are two videos below to help you.

BBC clip - it is worth a watch! It's a little bit funny - in a weird way! It also explains something that will help you with challenge 5. 

Yesterday's first explanation video

Now have a go at the challenges. They get harder as they go on! Do as many as you can!

Challenges

Other curriculum task

Today is the last French lesson of this half term and it's 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. Task A below is all about making and playing your own Pelmanism game (matching pairs). Task B is potentially much more fun. If you do choose task 2, then please do send us your results. Your choice!

Task A

Task B

 

Another chapter

Boom! Chapter 6 pt 2 (If Captain Chicken hasn't made sense to you yet, it will after today's instalment)

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Tuesday 19th May

Hello Year 5 and welcome to Tuesday's learning. Yesterday was very quiet on the email front and we'd like to see more of your final persuasive letters coming our way, so if you haven't sent yours yet, we'd love to see them by the end of today. Mr Graham continues to appreciate the daily changes in his garden including this magnificent foxglove in the morning sunlight.

Foxglove

Morning starter

 

Starter

 

Friday's riddle solution – An anchor! Although, a frisbee would also work!

Try this one:

You can keep it but only once you have given it to somebody else. What is it?

 

English task

This week we will be focusing on instructional writing which you are quite familiar with from our work on mummification earlier this year. Today's lesson is a reading task that uses an instructional text. Watch Mr Graham's video and then work through the questions below in your books.

Instructions to read How to construct a Morrison shelter

Questions to answer (Morrison shelter)

Maths task

Today, we are going to remind ourselves about area and perimeter. Watch the first video and have a go at the task underneath. Then, watch the second and have a go at the tasks if you are feeling confident. There is a super spicy challenge afterwards if you want to have a go at it. 

Video 1

Task 1

 

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. 

Task 3

Other curriculum task

Today, you are going to investigate life cycles! Watch the videos below and then have a read through the PowerPoint at the bottom.

Video 1

Video 2

PowerPoint

Challenge: Choose any animal and research its life cycle. You could then have a go at drawing or explaining the different stages or you could just tell somebody about what you have found out.

Another chapter

Boom! Chapter 6 part 1 Captain Chicken (it makes sense in the end!)

Click the link below for the next spooky chapter!

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Monday 18th May

Good morning and welcome to the final week of the half term. You've made BIG efforts so far this term and some of you who have had a difficult week at some point in the term have really turned things around and responded well the the feedback we've been giving you. Just like in school eh? Keep it up for one more week and we'll continue to check our inboxes for more great work.

Good day

Morning Starter

Starter

 

Friday's riddle solution – An address!

Try this one:

You throw me away when you want to use me and you take me in when you don't want to use me. What am I? 

 

English task

Today is all about writing your persuasive letter. Watch Mr Graham's video before using your notes from Friday to get you started.

Today's lesson video

Persuasive letter - A good example

Persuasive letter template

Success criteria checklist for your persuasive letter

Spellings

Week beginning 18-05-2020

Maths Task

Today, you are going to explore part 2 of the shapes puzzles! Watch the video below and then have a go at the task underneath.

Shape puzzle task

 

Other curriculum task

Today, we are going to explore music! Click the link below and scroll down until you find Week 2 - it looks just like the picture below. Watch the first and then watch the second - where there are several things to have a go at including beatboxing! Have a go at the task explained - it will be interesting to see what the music means to you!

 

Music

 

Another chapter

Boom! Chapter 5 pt 2 - What will happen to Jimbo and Charlie? Find out in today's instalment.

What is Casey going to do about his T-shirt? Click the link below to find out!

Goosebumps

Friday 15th May

Good morning and hello Friday! We have truly been impressed by the awesomeness oozing out of Year 5 this week. We have seen so much of your learning and been in touch with more of you than we have been so far and it feels great  - we hope you all feel the same. Have a great day today and keep on keeping in touch. Oh - and have a lovely weekend.

Friday

Morning Starter

Can you find all of the words?

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Yesterday’s riddle solution – A promise!

Try this one:

This type of dress can never be worn. What is it?

 

English task

Today you will plan your persuasive letter before writing it next week. Watch Mr Graham's video for today's lesson input before completing the task. You can download the plan below or make your notes in your draft book. You will (modal verb!) need to make sure you have enough notes and ideas on your plan ready for Monday.

Persuasive letter planner

 

Maths task

Today, we are going to have a look at adding and subtracting fractions with different denominators. If you are super, super, super, super, super, super confident with this, then go straight to the second video. Otherwise, watch the first video and then have a go at the challenges.

Video 1

Activity

 

Video 2

Activity

Bonus Challenge

Other curriculum task

Computing - Today you will begin a new unit about game design. First watch Mr Graham's video and then log into Purple Mash to complete the tasks including the 2Do (complete the first part of your game planner). There are some extra notes to help you below. Pause the video at any part to help you with today's task.

Tips for taking screenshots

 

Another chapter

Boom! Chapter 5 pt1 (it's a long one)

Read on - if you dare! 

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Thursday 14th May

Good morning. Thank you to those of you who have been sending your work our way. It's not only been great to see your work and comment on it, but it's also great to see the support that you are getting from your parents and families. Well done and keep it up!

Thank you

Morning starter

Thinking about what you know about angles on a straight line, have a go at this morning starter.

Starter

 

Yesterday’s riddle solution – Plates and/or cutlery.

Try this one:

You can break me easily without seeing or touching me. What am I?

 

English task

Today's lesson continues our work on persuasive writing. Watch this video first and then complete the task below. The focus for today's lesson is using a list of three things in a row to make the letter more persuasive.

Download today's task here - Lists of three

Spend some time during today practising this week's spellings.

Maths task

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

Today's challenge

 

Other curriculum task

Today's art lesson has been inspired by Grayson Perry's Art Club which has been on Channel 4 each Monday evening. Each week, Grayson Perry (who is an artist that makes wonderful pots) has a theme for the art as well as various guests. A few weeks ago, the theme was portraits. We would like you to have a go at drawing either a self-portrait or a portrait of someone you would like to draw. Don't worry too much about making it look exactly like the person, try and make your drawing about the person. There are some images below to inspire you including a drawing by Mr Graham who hasn't drawn himself for many years and isn't really a portrait artist.

Portrait examples

Things to do when drawing:

  • Look and keep looking
  • Don't be too precious - start with a light pencil (H, HB and draw over lines)
  • Use a range of pencil lines and techniques to create effects
  • Be creative, take your time and enjoy it!

Another chapter

Boom! Chapter 4 - The word spudvetch has a very strange effect indeed.

Click the book below to hear the next chapter!

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Wednesday 13th May

Good morning. Well, summer was pretty much back with us again yesterday and what a glorious day it was. Today not only brings us the sunshine but delivers you another maths lesson, some persuasive letter work in English and some more French that will get you outdoors and looking more closely at nature.

Accelerated Reader - Don't forget that you can complete a quiz on any books that you have read as long as the book is on the AR system. We've noticed a few more of you have been completing quizzes along with your increasing word counts. Here is the link.

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

Morning Starter

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Yesterday’s riddle solution – A doorbell! If you said a phone, I’ll give you that!

Try this one:

People buy me to eat but they never eat me. What am I?

 

English task

Today we will be looking at the features of a persuasive letter. Open this video for today's lesson. The resources for today's lesson and task can be found on the links below.

Today's task     Persuasive letter example

 

Maths task

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

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

Chilli 1

Chilli 2

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

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

Other curriculum task

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 the lovely weather and the joys of springtime. Go for a walk (or use your own garden) with one of your parents or carers and find plants and flowers 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.

Colours poster

Another chapter

Boom! Chapter 3 - Will the walkie talkie plan work and if so, what will the boys discover? Enjoy!

What is going on inside that basement? Click the book below to find out what happens next!

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Tuesday 12th May

Good morning and welcome to Tuesday's home learning. Hopefully the warm weather will be back with us this week as yesterday's cold and blustery wind was a little reminder that summer isn't quite here yet! Thank you to those of you who have already been in touch this week. Please try and send us your work on a daily basis and then we will be able to offer specific feedback on each day's learning. Have a good day!

Morning starter

Have a go at telling the time on these clocks ...

Clocks

 

Yesterday’s riddle solution – Photo frames/albums!

Try this one:

I never ask questions but I’m usually answered. What am I?

 

English Task

Today's work is all about using modal verbs. Click on this link to open today's lesson.

Click below to open today's task and resources.

Tuesday's task: Modal verbs (with examples)

Maths Task

Here are yesterday's answers - Monday's answers

We are going to continue our work on angles. Watch the video below and then have a go at the task underneath - you choose your level of chilli! 

The answers are on the second page of the task so be careful not to look before you have had a go! Also, the images are not always to scale so don't be fooled!

Chilli 1

Chilli 2

Chilli 3

 

Other curriculum task

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!

Word wheel

For those of you enjoying the word wheels, here's another one to keep you busy.

Word Wheel#4

Another chapter

Boom! Chapter 2 - Mr Graham enjoyed this one and couldn't hold back the laughter at the end of the chapter. Enjoy!

Click the book below if you dare!!! 

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Monday 11th May

Good morning and welcome to week 5 of the summer term. We hope that you enjoyed the lovely weather this weekend as well as some of the VE Day celebrations. Mr Graham is continuing to enjoy his daily walks and has taken the opportunity to explore parts of Exeter he hasn't visited for many years. The other day, he discovered this impressive oak tree below in Heavitree cemetery. What have you discovered on your walks?  Have a good day's learning and please email us with your work by the end of the day.

Oak tree

 

Morning Challenge

Miss Cordwell had a go at the Sustrans bike art challenge ... hopefully you can see that it is a bike!! Have a go at making your own if you like - remember to ask permission if you are using things that are not yours! If you do have a go, send us a photo - we would love to see your creations! 

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Thursday’s riddle solution – A pillow!

A new riddle for you to solve:

We have many memories but we can’t see or hear anything. What are we?

 

English Task

Amazon Rainforest

This week we are going to be focusing on writing a  persuasive letter. A persuasive letter is written to persuade someone to accept the writer's point of view. Read the letter below and then answer the questions (no need to write the questions). Watch this video to hear Mr Graham read the letter and explain today's task.

Today's tasks: Rainforest letter    Questions to answer  

Check your responses by opening these Answers (once you have finished).

Spellings

wc 11.05.2020

 

Maths Task

Today, we are going to have a look at angles. It is a refresher today so there may be lots that you are confident with already. Watch the video and then have a go at the tasks below. 

 

Now have a go at the tasks - Monday Tasks

 

Other Curriculum Task

Our science task today is focused on friction. You may already have some knowledge about friction. 

Click this link - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zsxxsbk/articles/zxqrdxs and watch the video to refresh your brains. Then read the short information section underneath the video and have a go at the tasks underneath. 

Experiment time ...

Miss Cordwell has been doing some magic again ... I mean some science! Have a look at the pictures below:

 

Picture 2

 

 

picture

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 she is holding it up just using a pencil and a pencil alone - no glue, no sticky tape!

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:

Picture

 

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

Boom! Chapter 1 by Mark Haddon - read by Mr Graham

Miss Cordwell is reading a story from the book below. Click the book to listen!

Dogs

Thursday 7th May

Good morning from Miss Cordwell and Mr Graham. We both hope that you're having a good week and that the home learning is going well. The chances are, if you're not hearing from us, then you are probably communicating with another adult from school including our wonderful TAs. The sun is back with us by the looks of it so make the most of it over the long weekend and let us know if you have your own VE Day party. Oh, and the flowers in Mr Graham's garden were... a rose and a foxglove!

VE Day

Morning Challenge

Starter

 

Yesterday’s riddle solution – Streets!

A new riddle for you to solve:

It loses its head in the morning but gets it back at night. What is it?

 

English Task

Today you are going to write a diary entry about VE Day. Imagine that you have just heard that the war has ended and you are at home (that bit isn’t difficult at the moment!). Use you feather diagram from Tuesday to write your diary entry. Don’t worry if you didn’t get too many ideas on yours, there is an example below for you to magpie more ideas. Try and use some of the vocabulary from Wednesday’s lesson in your diary entry as well.

Feather diagram with notes

Look at the example below for an idea on how to complete this task.

VE Day diary example

Spelling

Don't forget to get an adult to test you today on this week's spellings.

Maths Task

Here are the answers to yesterday's challenges - Answers

Today's maths task is all about multiplication! It looks like a very interesting challenge! Watch the video and then have a go at the task underneath. The extension task is optional - give it a go if you dare!

Task

Other Curriculum Task

This Friday is the 75th anniversary of VE Day and some of you may well be having your own party at home to celebrate. As you already know, the streets were decorated with flags and bunting for the event and today you can have a go at making your own VE Day bunting. Mr Graham adopted the 'make do and mend' approach from WW2 to make his bunting, using some old fabric and paint. You could easily make yours using paper or card and there are lots of design ideas below to inspire you.

And remember, if you do have a VE Day party, please do send us some photos.

Bunting ideas     Mr Graham's design

Another Chapter

VE Day poem (A poem for you to read today).

Miss Cordwell is reading a story from the book below. Click the book to listen!

Story

Wednesday 6th May

Good morning Year 5 and welcome to Wednesday. Thank you for continuing to send us your work and check in with us during the day - that's what we're here for. Before you head off to start your learning, we'd like to remind you that the links to key websites and resources are at the top of this page as well as there being many more on the 'Wonderful Websites' link on the home learning tab. There are some new cycling based activities in the 'Wonderful Websites' section that you might like to have a go at - you don't have to. Secondly, if you'd like to be involved with the Federation's recipe book, then you need to submit your recipe and a photograph of your finished product (and perhaps a photo of yourself cooking etc) by Monday 11th May to the address below. Have a good day!

Send your recipe and photograph to: recipes@whiptonbarton.org

And despite yesterday's wet weather, Mr Graham has recently been noticing a few signs of summer in his garden. Can you name the plants?

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Morning Starter

We are going to start with a quick game of Boggle! Using these letters, how many different words can you make?

Task

 

Yesterday’s riddle solution – A keyboard!

A new riddle for you to solve:

I go around all different places, cities, towns and villages but I never come inside. What am I?

 

English Task

Read some of the first hand eye-witness diary entries about how different people experienced VE Day in England. The vocabulary list that you are  going to use today includes words that have been selected from these recounts. Download the vocabulary list below and then choose at least 6 words to use in your own sentences (number and write each sentence separately). You could use the subject of VE Day for your sentences (write a sentence as if you had experienced VE Day as a child). Be creative with your sentences and use some of the different features that you have been practising recently.

Today's task and downloads

Vocabulary Task

Eye witness accounts

 

Maths Task

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

 

Challenge 1

Solve these calculations:

0.637 + 0.72 =

4.56 + 3.7 =

13.831 + 7.58 =

1.27 - 0.78 = 

12.02 - 4.31 = 

 

Challenge 2

Task 2

 

Challenge 3

Task 3

Can you fill in the missing numbers?

 

Other curriculum task

Bonjour les enfants et bienvenue à la leçon d'aujourd'hui. Yes, you've guessed, it's Wednesday so 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.

Mr Graham's example (1-10)

Another Chapter

Read by Mr Graham, Allan Ahlberg provides today's 3 poems.

Face your doom in the next part of Lost in the Mountains of Death

Tuesday 5th May

Good morning and welcome to Tuesday's home learning. Once again, thank you to those who sent work from yesterday and we look forward to seeing more from everyone today. Today's English task continues with the subject of VE Day and there are a range of resources to support your learning. Miss Cordwell will get you thinking scientifically this afternoon as you continue your learning about gravity. And don't forget - if you need any further support, we're only an email away.

Here is a fantastic picture to help bring the sunshine back! 

Picture

 

Morning Starter

Here is a morning starter for you ...

Apparently there are 12 differences - good luck!

Task

 

Yesterday’s riddle solution – A river!

A new riddle for you to solve:

I have keys but no locks. I have space but no room. You can enter but can’t go outside. What am I?

 

English Task

VE 75

Today's lesson will transport you back to VE Day and the celebrations that followed the announcement of the end of the war in Europe. Use the different resources to complete the feather diagram once you have watched Mr Graham's video explaining today's task. You can either draw your own feather diagram in your book or download a copy here.

VE Day Video

VE Day photographs

Maths Task

We are going to have a look at adding decimals today. First, watch the video below:

Now have a go at these challenges ...

Challenge 1

task 2

What is the actual answer?

 

Challenge 2

Task

Challenge 3

Task 3

 

Other Curriculum Task

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!

Puzzle Time

Quite a few of you enjoyed doing last week's puzzles so here are a few more...

Puzzle Time 2

Another Chapter

Mr Graham reads three poems by Ted Hughes

5C - Lost in the Mountains of Death is back!! Here were the most popular votes:

Investigate the movement

Climb higher

Monday 4th May

May the fourth be with you

Good morning and welcome to week 4 of the summer term. I'm sure many of you who are Star Wars fans will know the meaning of today's date and it certainly feels like we are living on another planet at the moment! Miss Cordwell is continuing with some science learning today that will keep your feet firmly on the ground. Your English task will introduce an event much closer to home and one which we will be continuing with over the coming week. So Padawans (a Jedi term, look it up), get your light sabres ready (pens). Tasks there are to be completed.

Reminder... Just a reminder that Bug Club is available for reading at home as we've noticed that very few children have been using this resource recently. Let's see if Year 5 can increase the number of users this week by logging on and completing a book or two and answering the questions as you go. Also, Accelerated Reader is now available from home so once you have read a book, check the system for a quiz and then off you go!

Morning Starter

Word of the day

 

A morning starter for you ... 

Starter

 

Friday’s riddle solution – A mirror!

A brain bender for you to ponder:

What has a head but never thinks, a bed but never sleeps, can run but never walks and has a bank but never any money?

 

English Task

VE Day

Today's task is all about VE Day which is being commemorated at the end of this week although not as we had all originally planned. This Friday marks the 75th anniversary since VE Day and a special time in Britain's wartime history. Find out about what VE Day is by completing the reading comprehension task below. Read the article on VE Day and then answer the questions, remembering to use the text as evidence. You don't need to write the questions but you will need to write the numbered answers in your book. There is a one, two or three star task to complete. Most of you will be able to complete the 3 star task but a few of you may want to try the one or two star tasks as these have fewer questions and a shorter text. Once you have completed the task, download the relevant answers and ask an adult to check them with you.

Three star task

Reading comprehension (3 star)    Questions  (3 star)  Answers (3 star)

Two star task

Reading comprehension (2 star)   Questions (2 star)   Answers (two star)

One star task

Reading comprehension (one star) Questions (one star) Answers (one star)

Spellings

Click below for your spellings for the week. Although we don't put spelling work up daily, you could investigate the spelling pattern for your group as you would in school each day. You can also use the spelling list as a starting point for practising your handwriting twice a week.

Spellings wc 04.05.20

Maths Task

Miss Cordwell will be back tomorrow with some freezer maths! For today, have a go at this challenge:

Maths

 

So the challenges are:

1. Change the operation symbols (X + - ÷) so that the answer equals 12.

2. Then try to make 15, 16 and 17.

3. If you fancy a challenge - try getting all the answers from 0 to 10.

4. Bonus challenge - how many negative numbers can you get?

 

Other Curriculum Task

Tomorrow, we are going to start looking at forces and have a go at some experiments - very exciting! Today, we are going to have a look at seasons. 

It is hotter in the summer because Earth is closer to the sun, right? WRONG! Although this seems to make sense, it is incorrect and is a common misconception - which means that many people make the mistake in thinking it is true. 

Watch this video to find out more - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04wf449

Now read this to help you understand further - https://spaceplace.nasa.gov/seasons/en/

Task: Research and investigate the similarities and differences in the seasons of these four places:

Chile (South America)

Antarctica

Cambodia (Asia)

France (Europe)

 

What do you notice? What do you wonder?

Write down the similarities and differences you discover and anything else you notice or wonder. Think about how similar/different these seasons are compared to those you experience in England. 

Another Chapter

Mr Graham enjoyed reading a selection of poems last week and you'll find three more by clicking the link below.

3 Poems

 

Friday 1st May

May Day celebrations

Good morning, today is the first day of May and usually celebrated with various traditions and customs all over the country. The picture above shows a traditional May Day celebration with dancing around the May pole. Today also marks the end of the third week of this half term (which seems to have passed by in a flash) and we're looking forward to seeing your learning from today. Mr Graham was impressed by several examples of your family trees from Wednesday's French lesson and he has added one below because it was so well presented and included a good range of French words, including les lapins (that's a clue about the child who competed it!)

Family tree 1

 

Morning Starter

Word

 

A morning starter ...

How many differences can you find?

Task

 

Yesterday’s riddle solution – A cloud!

A Friday brain bender for you to ponder:

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

 

English Task

For today's task, click on this video to hear Mr Graham explain what you will be doing. We'd love to see some effective descriptions coming our way by the end of the day.

Vocabulary list

Spelling Test

Pens at the ready... Ask one of your parents or carers to test you on this week's words. I have put the link to this week's spellings below and you might want to have a quick look at these to remind you before you begin (I said a quick look!) Now get your pen or pencil ready and off you go. Email us with your results.

wc 27.04.20 Spellings

 

Maths Task

Today is .... Challenge Day! We have three challenges for you ...

Challenge 1

Challenge 1

 

Challenge 2

Challenge 2

Can you work out which digits go with each envelope? You can only use a digit once. 

 

Challenge 3

Challenge 3

 

Other Curriculum task (Computing)

Begin today's lesson by watching this video. Once you have watched the video, you'll need to do two things. First, think of a subject for your own database and design it on paper. Once you have created several records, log in to Purple Mash and use 2Investigate to create your own database. The documents below will help you with part one of the lesson. Save your work in the folder once you've completed it.

Vegetable database example    Pokemon database example

Another Chapter

Today, Mr Graham has chosen three more poems for you to enjoy, One about the moon, another about spring time and a third one all about a crocodile...

Three more poems

Thursday 30th April

Good morning to Year 5 and welcome to Thursday's learning. Remarkably, today is the last day of April as we hurtle through the summer term. We're looking forward to seeing your work from today so please make sure you've emailed it to us by the end of the day. Don't forget to complete a quiz on the AR link above if you've read recently read a book that is on the system. We're keeping an eye out for those achieving 100% as well as those of you who might be getting close to the next word count milestone! If you weren't able to open the link to the final chapter of The Star Spun Web on Tuesday, try again today as the link is now fixed and apologies for really making you wait (that's what I call suspense!)

Don't forget to tune into Joe Wicks for your morning workout. If you keep at it, you'll be as flexible and strong as this little chap ...

Picture

 

Morning Starter

Here are today's clocks for you. Can you read the times? Have a go at writing them in digital format too. If you are feeling really keen, you could try writing it in both am and pm using the 24 hour clock.

Clock

 

A morning starter for you ...

Task

 

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 Task

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.

There's also another word wheel to download here and have a go at completing later on.

Maths Task

We have a fun challenge for you today. Click this link to have a look - Thursday Challenge.

After you have found all the possible solutions, investigate this extension of the task:

You no longer have 4 numbers at the bottom but you have 7 instead, which are 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64. Build it up the same way as before and investigate the answers you get. Do you notice any patterns?

Once you have completed these first two steps, have a go at this 3D version of the task - 3D Challenge

Other Curriculum Task (Art - line drawing)

Design a story card

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today's task links to this week's English work. Mr Graham would like you to design your own Hollow Woods story telling card to fit in with the others. Download the guide below to show you the steps to follow. There are also a range of templates that you can download to inspire you. If possible, you could print one of the templates (although this is not necessary) to draw your design or you download the blank template.

Use your line drawing skills to recreate different effects and textures. Mr Graham used a black fineliner pen but a sharp pencil, thin felt-tipped pen or a black biro pen will give a similar result.

Easier version: If you find it difficult to match the card into the sequence, you could have a go at this task. Create your own card using the blank template with a design that would happily belong in the box of original cards.

If you are unable to download and print a template, the measurements of the card are: height 16.5 cm x width 8.5 cm.

Once again, take your time with this task and don't rush it. This is a task that could easily be completed over two afternoons to ensure you produce a high quality drawing.

Story card step-by-step visual guide        Template 1          Template 2      Template 3      Template 4    Blank template

Another Chapter...

Mr Graham continues to read a selection of poems from his collection at home.

3 more poems

Apparently the links didn't work for some of you on Tuesday so, here they are again. Enjoy!

The Star Spun Web - The final chapter!

Epilogue

And finally...

Mr Graham has been enjoying his evening walk although last night he was rather reluctant to head out in the rain. After about half an hour of walking, he and his son were rewarded when the rain stopped and this happened...

29.04

 

 

Mercredi 29th Avril (Wednesday 29th April)

Hello Wednesday, which also means it's time for another French lesson. More of you have been getting in touch this week and it's lovely to hear from a few Year 5 children who we haven't heard from for a while. We've also noticed that quite a few of you have already logged on to the Accelerated Reader website and completed and passed a quiz or two (or three, or four...) which is great to see and we'll see if we can get you a shout out on the celebration newsletter. Mr Graham would like to know what you thought of The Star Spun Web's ending and if it had the ending you predicted. And keep remembering that we are your virtual help desk while you are at home learning so please get in touch if you need to.

Miss Cordwell thought that this picture was very funny ...

Picture

 

Morning Starter

After the last word of the day, Miss Cordwell chose the sentence below from one of the children in her class - well done you if it is yours!

 

The mess from the seagulls attacking our bins is atrocious.

 

Here is a new word of the day for you:

Word of the day

 

A 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!

Task

 

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 Task

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 in your draft book using a wide range of vocabulary and features as this will help you with Thursday's 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

Remember to keep up with this week's spelling work by practising the words from your list as well as investigating your spelling pattern.

Why not complete an AR quiz by logging on by clicking on the link below?

AR link

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maths Task

Today, we are going to have a look at how you can use multiplication to solve addition and subtraction calculations. You can watch the video from the beginning or you can start it at 3 minutes and 20 seconds. Enjoy!

Now have a go at this task - Maths Task Wednesday. The answers are at the end of the document so you can check your work when you have finished. 

Other Curriculum Task

French link

It seems like quite a few of you enjoyed last week’s French lesson and activities so for now we’ll continue with French on a Wednesday afternoon. 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) and not just the names of your pets. 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 or Mr Graham's example 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?

 

Another Chapter

Something different from Mr Graham today as he's been searching out some poetry from his many books at home (knew they'd come in handy).

3 poems

Tuesday 28th April

Good morning. We hope you have settled back in to this week’s home learning and are keeping up a daily routine to keep you focused. Miss Cordwell and Mr Graham are both looking out for some good examples of learning for this week’s newsletter so please keep emailing us with pictures of you and your work (it’s always better to have a smiling child with the work itself). We'd also like to say a big thank you to parents, carers and members of your extended families who are doing a fantastic job helping you all with your learning, we know it isn't easy.have a good day and stay in touch. And finally, no monkey business! If you haven't watched the BBC wildlife series 'Primates' that's just started on Sunday evenings (8:00pm), we suggest you try and catch the first episode - it's amazing!

A new link: The link below has been provided by Miss Stranks and is a further source of reading material. If you look on the Year 4 page, you'll find a video explaining this resource. Further to this, many of you will be glad to hear that you can now complete Accelerated Reader quizzes by logging on using the AR link below. You should know your AR log-in details however if you can't find it, then please let Miss Cordwell or Mr Graham aware and they will be able to provide you with this. Happy reading!

Reading resource link:https://readon.myon.co.uk/library/browse.html

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

Picture

Morning Starter

Here are today's clocks for you. Can you read the times? Have a go at writing them in digital format too. If you are feeling really keen, you could try writing it in both am and pm using the 24 hour clock.

Clock

 

A morning starter for you ...

Task

 

Yesterday’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 Task

The Hollow Woods

 

 

 

Today’s English task is going to give you a break from writing. 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 the cards in any order to create an almost infinite number of scenes. Mr Graham has created different scenes 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 more descriptive details and a simple plot to the story.

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.

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

Spelling Work

You could use any spare time from today’s lesson to complete some spelling work. There is also a word wheel attached below like the ones 5G have completed in class. Download the wheel and follow the instructions to make as many words as you can. You could always time yourself to a 3,4 or 5 minute game and play against an adult or sibling to make it more fun.

Word Wheel 1

Maths Task

Today you are going to continue your work with fractions of amounts. Watch yesterday's video again if you need to refresh your brain on how to do it. Here is a reminder for you:

Example

To start with, try this:

Warm up

Click here to find some word problems to have a go at. Here are two spicy ones if you fancy them - S-T-R-E-T-C-H

Other Curriculum Task

Picture

What is the difference between comets, asteroids and meteors?

This is the question that you are going to investigate today. We have put some useful websites below for you to use to answer the question. We would like you to write a brief description of each, with pictures if you like, that shows that you understand the difference between them. Be as creative as you like!

 

https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/asteroids-comets-and-meteors/overview/

https://spaceplace.nasa.gov/asteroid-or-meteor/en/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/38892255

https://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/space/cometasteroidmeteoroiddifferences.html

https://www.ducksters.com/science/physics/comets_and_meteors.php

 

Puzzle Time

The link below will open up a selection of puzzles from 'The Week' magazine. These have been compiled into a PDF for you to download and attempt at your leisure. There is also an answer list but make sure you persist with the challenges before having a sneaky peak.

Puzzle time 1

Puzzle time 1 solutions

Another Chapter

Violins and handkerchiefs at the ready, its the final chapter of The Star Spun Web. I think you've all got a pretty good idea how it's going to end but what will happen to the star spinner and is there a final twist in this story? I've also added the epilogue below which is a short chapter which brings the story to its conclusion.

The Star Spun Web - The final chapter!

Epilogue

Monday 27th April

Good morning Year 5. We hope that you're refreshed and ready for this week's home learning. We also hope that you managed to get outside and enjoy a nice walk in the sunshine again. Mr Graham had a busy Sunday repairing part of his patio, putting up a curtain rail (indoors!) and repairing some brickwork and he feels rather proud of his efforts as well as energised for spending an afternoon outside. Miss Cordwell has been busy cleaning her fridge door and the rest of her kitchen ready for some more maths work. By now, if we haven't heard from you, you will have certainly heard from us and please let this be a gentle reminder to keep sending us your work and letting us know how we can be helping you at home. Mr Graham is working from home this week and will be able to reply to emails during the day. Miss Cordwell is in school this week so she will reply later in the day. Oh, and if you don't email us, we'll send round our friend below to have a stern word with you. Can you come up with a funny caption for our bespectacled canine friend? If so, send it to us tomorrow.

Picture

 

Morning Starter

We are going to start this week with a ...

Word

 

Send your sentences to us and we will choose our favourite from each class and post it on here tomorrow!

 

A morning starter for you ...

 

Write these Roman Numerals in digits:

Task

 

Friday'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?

 

English Task

Today we have a reading lesson for you which we haven't done in a while. There is a text below to download 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 such as these should download and have a go at set 2 questions as these are slightly different in how they are presented. The text came from 'The Week' magazine which is the magazine Mr Graham gets delivered into school each week and is full of interesting, thoughtful and topical articles aimed at junior children. Write the answers in your draft book under today's date.

Heroes with autism

Questions Set 1

Questions Set 2

 

Spellings

Click below for your spellings for the week. Although we don't put spelling work up daily, you could investigate the spelling pattern for your group as you would in school each day. You can also use the spelling list as a starting point for practising your handwriting twice a week.

Spelling lists wc 27.04.2020

 

Maths Task 

Today we are going to have a look at finding fractions of number. Miss Cordwell has made a video to help you. Get ready for .... KITCHEN MATHS!!!

Now that you have watched the video, have a go at this:

Task 1

 

Here are some S-T-R-E-T-C-H tasks for you:

Stretch 1

 

S-T-R-E-T-C-H 2

Stretch 2

 

Other Curriculum Task

Opening pic

 

Today, you are going to investigate the different types of eclipse. 

1. First of all, click on the following link and read about eclipses - eclipse

2. Watch this video to learn a little more - video

3. Now you know what an eclipse is and the difference between these two types, show us your understanding with a short description of each and pictures/diagrams to go with it.

4. Read this poem - Eclipse  - Which type of eclipse is it describing? 

 

Another Chapter

Today see's Mr Graham reading the penultimate (a great word) chapter of The Star Spun Web. Just to drag out the suspense, today's instalment is in three parts (once again due to storage issues which Mr Graham has well and truly fixed!) Enjoy!

Chapter 38 pt 1,

pt 2,

pt 3

 

Friday 24th April

Good morning. Believe it or not, it's Friday today and that means it's the end of your second week of home learning this summer term! It's been great to see some of your work again and if you're someone who hasn't been in touch yet - it's never too late. From some of your emails, it sounds like some of you have struggled a bit this week and that is only natural, especially in the strange circumstances that we find ourselves in. As long as you are trying your best and attempting the tasks on this page, then please be assured that you are doing the right thing and making us proud. And remember, if you want to get in touch and check something, then you can. Have a good day today and enjoy your weekend.

 

Morning Starter

Here are today's clocks for you. Can you read the times? Have a go at writing them in digital format too. If you are feeling really keen, you could try writing it in both am and pm using the 24 hour clock.

Clocks

 

Well done if you managed to solve the Sudoku yesterday - it was a tricky one! For today, we thought that you should see if you can find Wally ...

Where's Wally

 

Yesterday’s riddle solution – Your breath!

How about this one:

What instrument can you hear but never see?

 

English Task

Today, we’d like you to begin writing up your story using your completed storyboard from yesterday. Don’t worry if you haven’t completed your storyboard yet, you could just start writing from the beginning of your storyboard. The main thing to remember today is not to try and do too much as you shouldn’t complete your story in today’s lesson – only begin it. There is a guide below to help you manage the expectation. Working from home is definitely not the same as being in school so don’t be too hard on yourself if you find things difficult.

And finally…Please send us your writing so far. We’d love to read the first part of your stories!

  • Focus on writing just one or two paragraphs of your story today. We’d much rather have better quality writing, even if it’s less than you would do in school (quality is better than quantity). At the same time, we do expect you to do something.
  • If you have a device that enables you to type your story, by all means, go ahead. It’s also much easier to edit, email and read if you have typed up your work.
  • If it’s becoming a struggle or you’re getting frustrated, take a break for 5 or 10 minutes and clear your head – it often works, trust us! (that’s one of Mr Graham’s strategies)
  • Most of you work independently at times in school and you need to keep this up. It might be different working from home but it is good practice and you’ll be expected to do it again when we eventually get back into school
  • Don’t be too hard on yourself

In your writing, remember to include the following features:

  • Adverbial phrases including fronted adverbials (you practised these this week)
  • Expanded noun phrases  - describe in detail settings, objects, characters
  • Interesting and ambitious vocabulary – use the vocabulary list from earlier in the week

Check and re-read what you have written and edit/correct when you have done this – This is something that you all need to practise (no exceptions). Click on Mr Graham's example below to give you an idea of what your story might look and feel like but don't just copy this, you should have your own ideas on your planner.

Example story (length of paragraphs)

Spelling Test

There isn't a video for today's test so you're going to have to rely on an adult to test you today. I have put the link to this week's spellings below and you might want to have a quick look at these to remind you before you begin (I said a quick look!) Now get your pen or pencil ready and off you go.

Spellings 20.04.2020

 

Maths Task

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.

Key

 

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

 

Task 1

Task

Task 2

Task

Task 3

Task

Other Curriculum Task

Purple Mash Database 2Do

Computing. Today, we'll pick up from last week's lesson where we were looking at databases. Once again, if you log on to Purple Mash, you will find a 2Do in this section and it will take you to a minibeasts and insects database. I have deleted the records for 5 insects which you will need to add back into the database. Use your online research skills to find the information that you need to complete the fields for each record. As a S-T-R-E-T-C-H challenge, create another record or two for an insect or minibeast that isn't already included in the database. Make sure that you save your finished work so that we can have a look at what you have done.

 

Another Chapter

The Star Spun Web Chapter 37 - What on earth is going on? Or maybe it isn't even on Earth! Today's instalment is in two parts (don't ask, but it had nothing to do with the phone or the postman!)

Chapter 37 pt 1  Chapter 37 pt 2

5C - your two choices are below:

Go to lower ground

Climb higher

Thursday 23rd April

Good morning to Year 5. We've had a few emails saying some of you enjoyed yesterday's French lesson and it would be good to see some more work from this lesson. If you enjoyed this online resource, let us know and we'll tailor some more lessons on themes that we think you'll like and that will also be helpful. If you haven't emailed us yet this week, please do get in touch. We've had some great work from some of you already this week but we're always glad to see more. Did you manage to guess the type of cakes Miss Cordwell baked? They were carrot cakes! I wonder how many she has left? Hmmmmm... And as for Monty, he's still working on his number bonds for 10!

Happy St George's Day. St George is the patron saint of England and the legend says that he defeated and killed a dragon in the city of Silene in Libya, North Africa. Traditionally, churches in England fly the flag of England from their towers today.

Raphael's St George defeating the dragon

 

Morning Starter

Here are today's clocks for you. Can you read the times? Have a go at writing them in digital format too. If you are feeling really keen, you could try writing it in both am and pm using the 24 hour clock.

clocks

 

A morning starter for you ...

Sudoku challenge! You guys are getting so good at solving smaller puzzles so here is a bigger one for you! Each row, column and square need to have the digits 1-9 in them but only once! Good luck!

Task

 

Yesterday’s riddle solution – Your name!

Try this one:

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

 

English Task

So far you have practised some of the writing skills that we have been using in class. Today, you are going to start planning the rest of the story. I have created a story planner template which you could use in a variety of different ways. You could easily draw your own in your draft book by dividing up your page or download and print the template to write on. You could also create a similar one using Word and inserting a table. Once you have decided what format you are going to use, make notes for each section about what is going to happen in your story. Think in small steps and don’t try to include too much in each section. I have used 6 boxes for my planner but you could always use four boxes to make it more manageable. You will also see that I have started to add some of the key vocabulary that I will use at the bottom of some of the boxes as well as using adverbials, examples of speech etc. And finally, remember that this is a plan and not the finished story so don’t write it in huge detail or at length. It’s also an opportunity to make this story your own so use your imagination and think about where you would like to take the story. Whichever way you decide to do it, keep it handy for Friday's lesson.

Blank story planner

Example story planner

Maths Task

Warm up ...

Starter

 

You have done a good job with the rounding work so far and today you have some challenges to help you practise these skills further. You are going to be rounding to the nearest 10,000 and 100,000 mostly today. Miss Cordwell has two examples below that should help you. Have a look at these first and then have a go at the tasks. 

Example 1 - rounding to the nearest 10,000

Example 1

 

Example 2 - rounding to the nearest 100,000

Example 2

 

Task 1

Task

 

Task 2

Task 2

 

Other Curriculum Task

Mr Graham was inspired and uplifted by Damien Hirst's rainbow print for today's lesson. The rainbow has become the symbol of hope amidst the coronavirus pandemic in the UK as well as a way to show support for the NHS (National Health Service). We've all seen rainbows in house windows on our daily walks and some of you have probably already created one or two yourselves. Today is all about reflecting on our feelings and the positive things that have come about as a result of the current  lockdown situation. We want you to create your own rainbow using colour and text together. Mr Graham has attached a guide to the sort of image you could create and you will also need to create a list of words to include in your image. Mr Graham came up with his list by reflecting on his own personal situation as well as reading articles on trusted news websites. Download the guide below and get creating. Before you begin, think about the materials you are going to use and have everything ready beforehand. Once again, this is a lovely opportunity for parents to join in and relieve a little tension. So, get yourself sorted, put some nice music on and enjoy... Oh, before I go, PLEASE send us your finished designs and we'll collate them all together for everyone to enjoy.

Rainbow art ideas and guide

Rainbow template

Damien Hirst talking about his most recent artwork

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/entertainment-arts-52319538/coronavirus-damien-hirst-s-rainbow-giveaway

 

Another Chapter...

The Star Spun Web Chapter 36 (and no, the postman didn't ring the doorbell mid recording!)

Wednesday 22nd April

Good morning Year 5! We hope that you've had a good week so far and are enjoying the tasks that we are setting each day. Mr Graham joined in with Joe Wicks' live PE lesson yesterday and found it a pretty intense workout. If you haven't joined one of these yet, we urge you to have a go as they are good fun as well as being a great way to get the blood pumping early in the morning! Mr Graham would like to apologise for the technical problems with yesterday's English downloads and links; he was too busy doing his workout that he didn't realise there was a problem until later, although things were working okay at his end - gremlins! Miss Cordwell has been doing a spot of baking and we'll see if you can guess the type of cakes she made? All will be revealed tomorrow. Anyway, onwards and upwards!

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Morning Starter

Here are today's clocks for you. Can you read the times? Have a go at writing them in digital format too. If you are feeling really keen, you could try writing it in both am and pm using the 24 hour clock.

Clock

 

A morning starter for you ...

Task

 

Yesterday’s riddle solution – Legs!

Now for today’s brain teaser:

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

 

English Task

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 (fingers crossed!)

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

Images to support writing

Fronted adverbials KS2

List of useful adverbs

 

Maths Task

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

a) Using a number line if you like, round these decimals to the nearest whole number: 56.9    43.2    107.62    34.18

b) Monty is thinking of a number - yes, of course cats can do maths too! When he rounds it to the nearest whole number, his answer is 54. What could his number be? How many different possibilities can you think of? Can you work out which numbers it will be between?

Monty

 

 

Video 2

Task 2

First, round these decimals to the nearest tenth:

5.63     304.08   4059.49

 

Warning! This task is top secret! Shhhhhhhhhhhh ...

Task

Other Curriculum Task

French

Aujourd'hui nous allons apprendre un peu de français! Today we are going to learn some French! As we are spending most of our time in the home, today's lesson is all about learning the French words for the different rooms of a house. Click on this link which will take you to a French learning website (I got this from Y6, but don't tell anyone). Please complete the tutorial in full before going on to the games (which are great fun). Once you have completed the test, have a go at making your own illustration of your home (house, flat, bungalow etc) and show the rooms but using their French names. Click here to see Mr Graham's example. 

 

The Next Chapter (new name - rebranding!)

The Star Spun Web - Chapter 35 Will Tess meet her fate at the hands of Mr Cleat? What is Mrs Thistleton up to? Where is Violet? Will the postman ring the doorbell while Mr Graham is mid-chapter?

5C - we will continue our journey tomorrow! 

Tuesday 21st April

Happy Tuesday! We hope you managed to enjoy some of yesterday's lovely sunshine as well as getting your home learning completed. It's been nice hearing about the other things you've been getting up to this week such as a spot of gardening or maybe a nice walk with your family. Don't forget to tune in to Joe Wicks each morning for a daily PE lesson and just to remind you, we've put the link below. Miss Cordwell is up every day keeping up with Joe. We thought we'd share the rainbow image below which has just been created by the artist Damien Hirst. He is more famous for his quirky art works that have included sharks and sheep but this print has been created to raise money for the NHS. It's given Mr Graham an idea for some artwork for Year 5 later in the week that he's looking forward to creating with you. Have a good day and please keep the emails coming.

Joe Wicks daily PE lesson

Damien Hirst Rainbow print

 

 

Check out this awesome optical illusion ...

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Morning Starter

Here are today's clocks for you. Can you read the times? Have a go at writing them in digital format too. If you are feeling really keen, you could try writing it in both am and pm using the 24 hour clock.

Clocks

 

A morning starter for you ...

Task 2

 

Yesterday’s riddle solution – A carrot!

Now for today’s riddle:

What has a bottom at the top?

 

English

For today’s lesson, we will continue to use the image from yesterday, The Sky Path to stimulate your writing. We want you to focus on writing an opening paragraph using the image and to create a sense of mystery in your writing. Click the link below to open today's task.

OOPS! There was a problem with the links below earlier this morning however they are now fixed and you should be able to access these. Many apologies.

 The%20Sky%20Path%20lesson%202.pdf

 Vocabulary%20list.pdf

Click on this link below to remind you of how to use speech punctuation.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zr6bxyc/articles/zhqh92p

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. 

Task 1

Now that you have watched the video, round these three numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000. Draw number lines for at least one of the numbers to prove you answers.

4736     34,504     824,248

Task 2

Fill in the spaces in this table. Do some spaces have more than one possibility? 

Table

 

Task 3 - S-T-R-E-T-C-H

There are three S-T-R-E-T-C-H tasks for you today. You could complete them all or you may choose one or two to focus on. 

Stretch 1

Stretch 1

 

Stretch 2

Stretch 2

Stretch 3

Stretch 3

 

Other Curriculum Task

Moon phases

When I have looked out for the moon each night, it has been pretty well hidden! Maybe the Moon is also in lockdown and staying safe! Today, you are going to discover more about the Moon and the different phases it goes through. 

Carefully read this - Phases of the Moon and then watch these short clips again if you would like more information: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zvw8q6f  and https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00n6zhl

Then, show us your understanding in any way you like. You could create a poster where you draw the different phases and explain them. You may choose to make a video. You might like to log into Purple Mash and search for this activity:

Moon activity

Then you could save your work and we will be able to see it! You choose how you show your understanding. Have fun and be as creative as you like!

Story Time

5C - Lost in the Mountains of Death! You guys were completely split on this so I decided to record both options! Click on your choice! It isn't too late to change your mind!! 

Make a hasty shelter

Head for the trees

The Star Spun Web - Chapter 34 What is Tess going to do?

 

Monday 20th April

Good morning and welcome to week 3 of your home learning! Miss Cordwell and Mr Graham were very impressed by the learning that you produced and shared with us last week. It was lovely to hear from so many of you and if you are one of the few that haven't been in touch yet, then please send us some work over the beginning part of the week and the rest of you - keep it coming please. Hopefully you're getting into the swing of things now and you should know how it works. Scroll down the page and find your learning for each part of the day. We're trying to make the learning interesting and accessible for all of you but if there's something that you'd like us to try and plan for you, then let us know and we'll see what we can do. Right then, hop to it!

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Morning Starter

Here are today's clocks for you. Can you read the times? Have a go at writing them in digital format too. If you are feeling really keen, you could try writing it in both am and pm using the 24 hour clock.

Clocks

 

A morning starter for you ...

Task

 

Friday’s riddle solution – David!

We will be impressed if you get this one:

What’s bright orange with green on top and sounds like a parrot?

 

English Task

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...

What could the title for this image be?

Maths Task

Today's maths is all about investigating and proving your thinking! You have 9 statements which you need to investigate. Your job is to decide if they are always, sometimes or never true. Remember - you need to prove your answer. Even if you know it straight away, we want to see proof that justifies your answer. 

Statements

Task

If you are unsure about odd and even numbers, then watch this video - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zknsgk7/articles/zt4jj6f

Some statements will need more investigating and proof than others. Here is one statement that Miss Cordwell investigated:

Example

Other Curriculum Task

day and night

 

This week, you are going to investigate day and night. To begin with, watch the short video clips below. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zrd9wmn

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkvv4wx/articles/ztdnyrd

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z9fpyrd

Now you have a better understanding of day and night, it would be great for you to show it! You could do a little more of your own research if you like. You task is to create an information poster/leaflet/PowerPoint/paragraph/video explaining day and night.

Here is some vocabulary to help you:

Vocabulary

We look forward to seeing your end product!

Spellings

Please see the attached list for your spelling this week. Both groups have got specific spelling patterns to learn. You could also do some dictionary work by looking up the meaning s of any words you don't know the meanings of.

Spellings 20.04.2020 Click to download this week's list.

Story time

The Star Spun Web chapter 33

5C - the next part of our adventure will continue tomorrow!

Something for the weekend...

Have you seen the virtual joke book that the staff have created to make you laugh? We hope you enjoy it!

Friday 17th April 2020

Good morning and hello Friday! We've been really impressed by the focus and dedication which you are showing in your home learning. It's been great to hear from you this week and we've especially enjoyed the videos of you reading poems as it's given us a chance to actually see and hear some of you again. Today will see you complete your poems with images. Please send your finished poems to us and Mr Graham will make them into a book. If you haven't been in touch with us yet this week, please send us an email with some of your learning by the end of the day. And don't forget, let us know if you are finding things tricky, there's always a solution! Have a lovely weekend and see you all on Monday.

Also, if you have made a space video, please send it to us today because Miss Cordwell is going to merge them together this weekend!

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Morning Starter

Here are today's clocks for you. Can you read the times? Have a go at writing them in digital format too. If you are feeling really keen, you could try writing it in both am and pm using the 24 hour clock.

Clocks

 

A morning challenge for you ...

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

Task

 

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

Today’s silly riddle:

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

 

English Task

Today, we’d like you to improve, edit and then write out your completed poem as well as add illustrations to your final version. If you’d like to complete this task on a computer or laptop if available and then add some photos or clip-art images, then that is absolutely fine. Once again, with your final poem, be creative with how you present it. I have given you an idea below. Also, when writing your final version, make it the best you can by editing and improving carefully and not just copying what you have already done. Remember, you might have thought of a more effective word or phrase to use so don’t be afraid to change things. Use yesterday’s checklist to make sure that you have included the relevant features.

Once you have written up your final version, send a copy (photo or file) in an email and Mr Graham will collate the finished poems into a virtual book. If you have also completed yesterday’s art task, make sure you send us your drawings or paintings so that I can add these to the book as well.

We’re really looking forward to reading your finished poems and seeing how creative you have been.

Dandelion Poem - finished poem (example)

Maths Task

For today's lesson, watch the video below. The date is not correct but don't worry about that - the maths is very interesting! The first part of the video is about a different task so you could start the video from 3:45 or you could watch it from the start if you like! Once you have watched the video, have a go at this taskThis is the task that the video tells you to have a go at and the one which it explains. 

Other Curriculum Task

Today's lesson is Computing and we're going to be doing some work on databases. You'll need to be able to access Purple Mash for today's lesson and you should find the task set as a 2Do. Watch the first video below and Mr Graham will talk you through the task. Watch the second video once you have completed task one and then complete the second task. Remember to save your work so that Miss Cordwell and Mr Graham can see the progress you have made.

Task 1 Video 1 

Task 2 Video 2 

Spelling Test

It's Mr Graham's turn to test you this week. Click on the video below when you are ready. And remember - no cheating. Mark your words and then send us your scores.

Story time with Miss Cordwell and Mr Graham

The Star Spun Web Chapter 32

5C - Lost: In the Mountains of Death!

 

Thursday 16th April 2020

Good morning year 5! Well done for another excellent day of home learning yesterday! Don't forget to email us with your work and pictures of what you have been up to - we really love seeing them and hearing from you! Also, don't forget to send us your science videos so that Miss Cordwell can use her computing skills to merge them together - good luck to her! Have a lovely day! 

5C - in case you didn't see this yesterday, click the link to listen to the start of our new class read. Then, email me with the pathway you wish to follow. LOST - In the Mountains of Death!

Book image

 

How many differences can you find?

Spot the difference

 

Morning Starter

Here are today's clocks for you. Can you read the times? Have a go at writing them in digital format too. If you are feeling really keen, you could try writing it in both am and pm using the 24 hour clock.

Clocks

 

A morning challenge for you ...

Task

 

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

Today’s lesson is going to focus on writing a draft version of your acrostic poem by bringing lots of different elements together, including your notes from yesterday. Don’t worry if you were stuck for ideas as I’ve also attached a slide below with more ideas on, which you could always magpie and adapt for your poem. There are also two documents attached to help you with your planning. One of them has lots of different words beginning with each letter of the word ‘dandelion’ that will help you to form the acrostic poem. The second one is a blank version of the document that you could either download and print for your own ideas or use the format in your draft book to create your own phrases. And remember- this is a draft, so don’t be afraid to play around with ideas and add things in to your poem as you write – you won’t always get it how you want it the first time. I’ve also included a checklist for the different features that you should try and include in your poem. Friday’s lesson will focus on writing your final finished poem and adding some artwork to it, just like in the actual book. You can always look back at the original poem by Robert Macfarlane from yesterday's learning if you want to know what it should look like (but don’t just copy his poem!)

Your poem also needs to include the following features:

  • A range of expanded noun phrases
  • At least one simile
  • You could also use a range of punctuation for different effects (commas, exclamation marks, brackets and dashes etc)

Ideas to magpie

Planner with sentence starters

Planner (blank)

Maths

Today we are going to practise methods of multiplication and division with some added challenges. Watch the videos from yesterday if you need a reminder on how to use the column method of multiplication or the bus stop method of division. 

Challenge 1

Task 1

 

Challenge 2

Task 2

 

Other Curriculum Task

Today we'd like you to get fine, dandy and arty as you are going to draw and paint dandelions, just like the illustrations in The Lost Words. Ideally to start with, you need to have some real dandelions in front of you and this is easy to do at the moment as they are growing everywhere. I found some at the top of a neighbour's driveway but you could find them in park fields or near pathways when you're on a daily walk. You might even have some growing in your own garden! Try and get a good sized clump of dandelions with some in flower as well as some buds and maybe even a seed head or two (see the picture on the link below). If you can't find or get any real dandelions, then find some really clear images of them online by using your search skills.

For your artwork, you can use whatever media you have at home. I used some old watercolours for mine and a drawing pencil to draw the outlines. Some of you might even want to use collage materials. Whatever you do, it's all about looking carefully at the plant and not just drawing a yellow flower on a stem. Look carefully at the structure of the petals and the stem (which is actually a tube). The stem also has different colours on it so make sure that you record these accurately. If you haven't got any colouring materials, you could use a couple of drawing pencils (HB, 2B and H are good for this). Whatever you do, we are really looking forward to seeing what you produce. And parents, art is a great way to relax and reduce stress levels and it's very easy to while away an hour or two when drawing and painting, so if you fancy getting stuck in yourself, then please do and make sure that you email us with your creations as well. So - what are you waiting for?

Draw and paint a dandelion - Mr Graham's guide

Story time with Mr Graham and Miss Cordwell

For those of you following The Star Spun Web, you'll find chapter 31 in two parts below. What will happen to Tess and will the girls from Ackerbee's arrive to rescue her in time? Enjoy!

Chapter 31 part 1     Chapter 31 part 2  (you'll find out why it's in two parts!)

5C - watch this space for the next instalment of our class read! 

And finally...

Mr Graham's cat, Monty, doesn't seem to be too bothered by the whole lockdown situation. In fact Mr Graham says that Monty is permanently locked down and that's the way Monty likes it!

Monty

15th April 2020

 

Well, that was a fantastic first day of learning and we have been really pleased with the work you have done so far. Keep the emails coming each day and it would be really nice to hear from those of you that haven't been in touch yet since the home learning started. We all know that learning at home is very different to the usual school routine but it's really important that you all get into a daily routine, even if you are mixing up the order of suggested timetable to suit your learning style and needs. So, without further ado, let's get Wednesday underway!

 

Super

A seriously super squirrel!

 

Morning Starter

Here are today's clocks for you. Can you read the times? Have a go at writing them in digital format too. If you are feeling really keen, you could try writing it in both am and pm using the 24 hour clock.

Clock

 

A morning challenge for you ...

Complete the calculations below. If you are using the column method, remember to line up the decimal points correctly.

task

 

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 

Did you notice what type of poem the three poems you read yesterday are? In case you weren’t sure, they are acrostic poems. These poems spell the subject of the poem with the first letter of each new line as the poem reads downwards.

Today, we are going to focus on gathering ideas for your own acrostic poem using another poem from the book. First, read the poem called ‘Dandelion’ from The Lost Words by clicking on the link below. Once again, there are lots of patterns in this poem and yes, it is also an acrostic poem. Can you see how it spells ‘DANDELION’ with the beginning letter of each new line? Once you have read the poem, answer some of the questions at the bottom of the page.

Once you have done that, you are going to start to plan your own dandelion acrostic poem. This is the time of year when dandelions really get growing. Download the planning sheet to see how you could organise your ideas. I have started to complete one giving you an idea of how you could do this (see the link below). If possible, go out and pick a couple of dandelions first so that you have them in front of you for inspiration (and no, they won’t make you want to wee just by picking them!). Once you have collected lots of ideas, keep them ready for tomorrow and I’ll show you how to turn them into an acrostic poem.

Dandelion poem

Dandelion planning sheet

Mr Graham's example of the dandelion planning sheet

 

Maths

Today we are going to have a look at multiplication and division. You have all used the column method of multiplication and the bus stop method of division and we would like you to practise using these today. 

Watch the two videos below before you have a go at the task. Once you have completed the first task, there are some S-T-R-E-T-C-H activities waiting for you. 

Video 1 - Multiplication

 

Video 2 - Division

Task 1

Have a go at the calculations below. Can you identify which times table fact helps you to answer all of the multiplication calculations?

 

Task

 

Now have a go at the S-T-R-E-T-C-H task: Challenge

 

Other Curriculum Task

Let's continue our journey through space ...

Space

Yesterday, you completed some research and created some fantastic posters! Today, we would like you to choose at least 5 facts about the planet you researched yesterday and learn them off by heart. Then, it would be great if you could get someone at home to record you talking about your facts. You can use props, pictures, actions - anything to help you remember or to help you explain. Don't forget to say which planet you are talking about at the start!

Once you have recorded your facts, email them to us. We will then mash all of your videos together to create one awesome, gargantuan and educational video - all about the planets in our Solar System! Be as creative as you like and don't forget to email your videos to us!

Remember to keep going with your diary of the Moon! If you haven't started your diary yet and aren't sure how to set it up, you could use the template below to help you. This was kindly sent to us by Toby and his mum - thank you!

Moon diary template

Moon

 

Story time with Mr Graham and Miss Cordwell

In this new section, we are going to be uploading the videos and any audio recordings of our current class reads. Mr Graham is currently reading 'The Star Spun Web' and we're reaching the climax of the story. Miss Cordwell is starting a new book for 5C which you can enjoy below. So find somewhere comfy to sit and enjoy the readings!

The Star Spun Web -  Chapter 30

LOST - In the Mountains of Death! - remember to email me with the pathway you would like to follow!

 

14th April 2020

Welcome back

Welcome back Year 5! Firstly, we hope you've all had a lovely and eggstremely good Easter break and had a chance to enjoy some of the lovely weather we've had over the past two weeks, even in these strange times. We also hope that you and your families are all keeping safe and well and that you're all refreshed and ready for the summer term (did someone say summer term?). We've got some eggcellent home learning lined up for this week so let's get cracking! Apologies for the puns but it's just so eggciting to be back online with you guys! And please, DO send us examples of your home learning during the day and if you have any questions - please ask away.

Morning Starter

We would love for you all to come back to school being super confident at telling the time. Each morning, there will be some clocks for you to practise your time telling skills! It would be great if you could also write the time in digital format too and if you are feeling really keen, you could try writing it in both am and pm using the 24 hour clock. Here are today's:

Clock

A morning challenge for you ...

Morning task

 

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

The Lost Words

This week, we are going to be using the book ‘The Lost Words’ by Robert Macfarlane and illustrated by Jackie Morris to explore and write some poetry (some of you will have seen this book in Mr Graham's class before as he absolutely loves the book and he has his own copy at home).

Below is the introduction to the book which explains what the book is about and the reason why the book was written.

Once upon a time, words began to vanish from the language of children. They disappeared so quietly that at first almost no one noticed – fading away like water on stone. The words were those that children used to name the natural world around them: acorn, adder, bluebell, bramble conker – gone! Fern, heather, kingfisher, otter, raven, willow, wren… all of them gone! The words were becoming lost: no longer vivid in children’s voices, no longer alive in their stories.

You hold in your hands a spell book for conjuring back these lost words. To read it you will need to seek, find and speak. It deals in things that are missing and things that are hidden, in absences and in appearances. It is told in gold – the gold of the goldfinches that flit through its pages in charms – and it holds not poems but spells of many kinds that might just, by the old, strong magic of being spoken aloud, unfold dreams and songs, and summon lost words back into the mouth and the mind’s eye.

Today's task...

Below is a link to three poems from the book. Read each poem and think about the different features they use (rhyme, alliteration, different types of punctuation for effect etc). The poems are all one particular type of poem – what is that? Which is your favourite poem and why?

If you can, record yourself (video or audio) reading one of the poems (perhaps with actions). Try and learn the poem by heart before you record yourself.

Three poems (The Lost Words)

Watch the time lapse video of the ferns unfolding and see how it relates to the poem 'Fern'. What is a 'Fiddlehead'? Why not investigate and find out more?

 

Spelling

Here are your spellings for this week. We will be testing you on Friday - so get cracking (that wasn't an Easter egg joke - honestly!)

Spellings for wc 13.04.20

Spelling learning strategies_pdf

Spelling support_pdf

Maths

To get your brain warmed up, have a look at these calculations. What do you think of them? What do you notice?

Warm up

 

Task

Using the digits in the box, I found these answers:

13,827     24,353     87,538

To calculate these answers, I either used addition or subtraction. For each calculation, I only used the digits once - except for 3, which appears twice and which I may have used twice. Can you work out any of the calculations that gave me the answers above? Good luck!

digits

 

Other Curriculum Task

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: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zvw8q6f  and https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00n6zhl

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 diary

 

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:

Planet order

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!

 

27th March 2020

Good morning Year 5! It's Friday and you have almost completed your first week of home learning! Keep up the hard work and effort and please keep sending your work and photos of what you have been doing to us -  we love it! And finally... keep yourselves safe and well over the coming weeks. Today is the end of the spring term and the start of the Easter break but please continue with a little home learning (reading, Mathletics, TTRS etc) over the next two weeks. Feel free to send us some pictures of what you've been up to in the Easter break and keep in touch :)  :) (can you work out which one is Miss C/Mr G?) 

A morning starter ...

Maths Challenge

 

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

 

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?

 

English

In the Mouse, Bird, Snake, Wolf story we started to read, the children enjoyed creating different animals. We thought it would be fun for you to create your own new species of animal! Here is Miss Cordwell's design (be warned, it is a little weird!):

Creature

 

Have a go at designing your own creature and then labelling the different parts of it. Once you have finished, write a short paragraph describing it. Try and use the best vocabulary you can - you could always look at the vocabulary list, which is under the 'useful resources' subheading. 

Here is Miss Cordwell's description of her beast: 

This beast, which has incredibly jagged teeth, can bite through any material or flesh it desires. Using its intricately patterned yet muscular tail, it likes to glide through murky rivers to hunt for crocodiles. Protruding from the top of its head, are three venomous snakes – which can cause serious damage to any human who makes eye contact. The two-headed cobra has an extendable neck, that can reach up to 10m! On the side of its body, it has a gargantuan glaring eye – which can not only see everything but which can see through anything! Its magnificent wings allow it to reach speeds of over 200 miles per hour – making it a powerful aerial creature.

Please send us your pictures and descriptions - we are already excited about reading them!

Spelling

We hope that you have been practising your spellings this week! Miss Cordwell is ready to test you - click on the video below when you are ready.

Mr Graham has had a go at some of the spellings. Can you check them and then email us with any mistakes you find?

Mr G spelling

Maths

Today's maths task appeared on Gareth Metcalfe's 'I See Maths' website on Tuesday. We use the 'I See Maths' resource in school when developing our reasoning skills in maths. This challenge is great because you can all have a go at this task at your own level. There is also a S-T-R-E-T-C-H task should you want to explore this idea further. Have a look at this video and work your way through the introduction and practice questions he suggests. Remember to pause it if you need time to answer anything, or go back to the start and watch things again if you’re uncertain.

Now have a go at the task following the video. If you feel confident with what you’ve just done, continue on and watch this second video and task.

 

Other Curriculum Task

Self Operating Napkin - a contraption to make life easier!

 

 

 

 

There isn’t anyone on the planet who can deny the pleasure of watching a good Rube Goldberg machine. For those of you who don’t know, Rube Goldberg was an American cartoonist, often referred to as the “father of invention” for his series of comics depicting what we call Rube Goldberg machines: Complicated, deliberately over engineered contraptions that ultimately perform a very simple task. One step triggers the next in a chain reaction until the final task is complete. Once it starts, it’s practically impossible to peel yourself away from the anticipation of what’s coming next.

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 for a little inspiration on what you could do. Make sure you include either a lever or a pulley (or both).

  • Design and draw your own ‘Rube Goldberg’ machine – a machine that is very complicated but performs a very simple task. Your machine should include at least one pulley, lever or gear system (you could include more) and it must perform a task. You could give your machine a title and label the essential parts (see the examples on the attached document below). Ideas for your machines could be…a machine to get you dressed, wake you up, get you to sleep, wash a car, brush your hair etc The list is pretty much endless. This task could keep you busy over 2 or 3 days so take your time and send us your designs when they have been completed.

 

  • Make your own ‘Rube Goldberg’ style machine or contraption that performs a very simple task. You could use various materials for this (see the examples from the video). Lego, K’nex and car tracks seem to work pretty well from the video. If you do this, it would be great to either see some photos or even a video of your machine in action.

Rube Goldberg ideas document

The Star Spun Web

Chapter 29 - It's getting good...

Part 1

Part 2 

26th March 2020

Good morning you lovely lot! Remember, Joe Wicks is doing a live morning PE session on youtube starting at 9 if you fancy it - just type his name into youtube and it will come up. Miss Cordwell recommends it, it started her day off very well yesterday!

If you haven't done so already, make sure you have a look at some of our online learning platforms as well. You should have book allocations on Bug Club as well as TTRS being up and ready for you. If you fancy challenging myself or Miss Cordwell to a rock slam on TTRS, we're more than up and ready for a challenge (it's been a while but Mr Graham reckons he's got the beating of most if not all Y5s).

And finally...If you haven't emailed either of your teachers with some home learning this week, then please do. We'd love to see and hear about what you've been getting up to this week.

Morning Starter

A morning starter ...

Spot the difference – apparently, there are 14 but I could only find 6! Let me know if you find more than me!

Spot the difference

 

Have a go at this one ...

 

Maths starter

 

Yesterday’s riddle solution (I apologise in advance!) – 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

Watch the video below to find out what we are focusing on today!

Here are some base sentences for you to work with if you choose to. For each one, you need to add a relative clause, just like Miss Cordwell did.

The mansion was blanketed in snow.
From inside her tent, the girl could see the swarm of bees approaching. 
The boy blended a smoothie.
The man trudged through the murky forest.
Without a flicker of fear, the formidable creature launched its jagged spears. 
The beasts huddled together to make their plan.

Spelling

Don't forget to practice this week's spellings ready for tomorrow's test! Here they are: spellings

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

Other Curriculum Task

Are you geared up for this one? You'd better get those cogs turning and your thinking caps on because today's home learning is all about gears. There's a really cool video to watch about the power of gears. Those of you with a geared bike could look at the way the gears change as part of your investigation. Once you've watched the video, there's a document to upload and discuss as well as answering a few questions but don't worry, you won't need to write anything. Afterwards, there are a couple of tasks to try. One is exploring the NRICH activity below (see the link) however it seems to work best on a laptop/PC rather than a tablet (see if it does work on a tablet). The other task follows on from the video where you could have a go at making two cogs out of thick card (maybe some old packaging). There is some more info about this on the attachment below. Once again, whatever you do, we're gearing ourselves up to seeing your great work.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/science-physics-ks2-ks3-will-gears-let-children-pull-a-piano-uphill-with-their-bikes/zmcpy9q

This short film could be used to introduce the idea that some mechanisms, including gears, allow a smaller force to have a greater effect.This could be used to prompt discussion around your own experience of cycling with gears. You could explore other real-life examples of machines that use gears to make work easier e.g. egg-whisks/food mixers, tin-openers, clock gears etc.

You could investigate gear ratios, using sets of ‘cogs’ made out of bottle tops fixed to a board, with corrugated cardboard round them to form the teeth, and count the number of turns of each cog.

Gears task (questions and thinking)

Turning Cogs (NRICH interactive)

The Star Spun Web

After a few technical issues yesterday, I've now uploaded chapter 28 in two parts. Click on the links below and hopefully, you'll be able to hear the story as it's starting to get quite interesting. Enjoy!

Chapter 28 pt 1

Chapter 28 pt 2

25th March 2020

I am ready for my workout with Joe Wicks - tune in to youtube and type Joe Wicks and it should come up with a live PE session. 

Miss Cordwell

Morning Starter

Good morning Year 5! We are really enjoying seeing the home learning you are completing and we are so proud of the effort you are putting in. Keep it up and keep sending us pictures/videos and questions. 

Morning

A morning starter ...

Challenge

Yesterday’s riddle solution - the future!

 

A new silly riddle for your brain to solve:

 

What is black and white and blue?

 

English

LO: Conjunctions

Miss Cordwell has written some boring sentences!

Your challenge is to re-write them but add in a conjunction to extend them further. Try to use a different conjunction each time. There is a list of conjunctions below to help you.

If you can, add in a fronted adverbial too – don’t forget to use a comma! 

Once you have completed your sentences, edit them to check that you have used the correct punctuation.

ConjunctionsSentences

Maths

Today's maths task will get you to apply your knowledge of different types of numbers; multiples, and prime numbers. There are three different tasks and if you complete these, you could have a go at making your own challenge. We're looking forward to seeing your solutions and wonder if there are different ways to complete this? This a great challenge where it allows you to 'work on the maths' and not just 'through the maths'.

Ways to make it easier: You could make a sequence of odd/even numbers using all the cards and making 5 numbers.

Click below to open the task.

Make 5 numbers

Other Curriculum Task

Pulley cartoon

Today we'd like you to carry on with your investigation of forces by exploring and making a pulley system. We talked about pulleys last week and how they can help to lift and move a heavy load. Attached below are some ideas to inspire you and get you started. Once again, be creative when completing this task. You could use a construction kit and string or improvise with other materials (there are some suggestions on the attachment). If possible you could complete this task outside on a larger scale. Whatever you do, we're looking forward to seeing your ingenious creations (No pulley jokes today but a cartoon instead).

Pulleys - Lesson 1 (25.03.20)

Story Time

I've had a problem uploading the video today as the file was too big so please bear with me while I re-record. I now have several options which include reading faster, missing bits out (not good) or trying to make the file smaller or shorter (good choice). It may be that I'll upload a chapter in two parts. Whatever I do - I WILL persevere and you WILL get to hear the conclusion of the story - promise!

Try this link  for chapter 28 of the Star Spun Web:

24th March 2020

Morning Starter

Good morning guys! Thank you to those of you who sent us pictures of work or other creative activities you did yesterday - it was so lovely to see! Don't ever hesitate to get in contact with us throughout the day - we are here to help and we truly love hearing from you lovely lot. 

Here is an excellent picture of a sea otter which we thought you might like ...

Otter

If you find yourself feeling like this, remember to take a break!

 

A morning starter …

In your arithmetic book, put the decimals below in order from the smallest to the largest. Remember to line each number up carefully and make sure that the decimal points are directly under each other.  

7.02      7.3      7.109      7.027      17.002      2.9

 

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

LO: Fronted Adverbials

Fronted adverbials are words or phrases at the beginning of a sentence which are used to describe the action that follows. They tell us when, where or how. They should be punctuated with a comma.

Fronted adverbials

In your draft books (if you have them), have a go at writing your own sentences using fronted adverbials. Write two for where, two for when and two for how. Remember to edit your writing once you have completed it. You could try to include some words from the vocabulary list if you have one.  

Here are some creepy pictures to inspire you! If you have your own ideas, write them instead.

Examples:

Where: Under the rug, the mysterious creature crept closer.

When: As soon as the clock chimed 10, the window flew open.

How: Without making a sound, the creature emerged from the open book.

 

Stretch – add in a relative clause

Under the rug, the mysterious creature (which was growing in size) crept closer.

 

Maths 

Using your addition, subtraction and division skills, have a go at solving this problem. Each shape has a value and when you add these values together, you get the answer shown. For example, for (a), the green shape + the red shape + the orange shape = 25. You have been given the values of the green and orange shapes and so need to calculate the value of the red shape in each problem. The value of the red shape is different in each problem. 

Shape Challenge

S-T-R-E-T-C-H  Create your own challenge like this and ask an adult or a sibling to try and solve it! You could always send it to me to solve - I love puzzles like this!

Other Curriculum Task

Guess what? We'd like you to carry on your investigations using levers. There is a document attached at the bottom of this section that shows a variety of different types of lever. After looking at the different types of lever, have a go at making your own table top see-saw using simple materials. Explore and investigate putting the fulcrum in different places and see the effect it has on lifting a simple load (e.g. a piece of fruit or a small pile of wooden blocks like the ones used in Jenga).

If you have an outdoor space which you can use, why not scale it up and carry out the investigation in the sunlight?   (we all need a good boost of vitamin D at the minute)

  • Key question: Where do you need to have the fulcrum to use the least amount of effort to lift the load? 
  • You could record your results on a table (see the example attached).

We look forward to seeing some of your results. They're going to be... un-be-LEVER-ble! (couldn't resist)

Levers Investigation

Story Time

For quite a while now, Mr Graham has been reading 'The Star Spun Web' by Sinead O'Hart as our class read. Yesterday I read another chapter to all of the four children who were with me by the end of the day. Luckily for the rest of you, I video recorded it and you can click on the link below to enjoy the chapter from the comfort of your home. Enjoy!

 

23rd March 2020

 

Morning Starter

Good morning Year 5! 

Welcome to your first day of home learning! We hope that you have had a good weekend and that you are ready to have a go at the activities below. Remember, you could have a look at the timetable above to help you organise your day. We hope you enjoy the activities that we have planned for you! If you can send us a picture or a copy of what you have done, then please do. If not, don't worry! If you have any questions, you can always email us and we will get back to you as soon as we can. Have a lovely day and stay safe! 

A morning starter …

Starter picture  

What do you think the robot is doing? What may have happened to him? What is his story?

 

A riddle for you to ponder:

 

What question can you never answer yes to?

 

The answer will be revealed tomorrow! No googling allowed!

 

Have a good day!

 

English Task

Have a go at this English task. 

Here are your spellings for this week. Miss Cordwell is going to be testing you all (that includes you Mr Graham) on Friday so get practising! 

Maths Task

Use your adding and subtracting skills and play the 'Nice or Nasty' game. We've played this in class lots of times and it's about time you taught your parents and showed them just how nice you are (or not!). This game can be adapted in lots of different ways. We're looking forward to seeing some piccies of just how nice you are :) 

Maths 23.03.20 (Nice or Nasty game)

Other Curriculum Task

Science is going to be our topic for this week. Get ready to be creative!

LO: I can explore and understand different mechanisms

We have started to look at gears, levers and pulleys. Here are some examples:

Gears, levers and pulleys

Have a look around your house and see how many different examples you have of the mechanisms above. Think about:

·         The purpose of them

·         How they make a job easier

·         What would happen if they were not there?

 

Challenge: Can you design and make a lever system that can lift something up?

Miss Cordwell had a go at this challenge and is feeling proud of her creation! Buttons, a reindeer who loves science, was willing to help show you how her lever system works.

Lever 1

 

To make my mechanism, I used a sieve, a mug, a plastic tub, a little bit of sticky tape and an enthusiastic reindeer! One tin of sardines was not enough to lift him but two successfully did!

Lever 2

Lever 3

If you can, send us a picture of your lever system! Have fun and remember to ask before you use any equipment that isn't yours.