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Name Badges Summer Task 
We would like to invite all children to make name badges for their return to school in September. They can be any shape, size or colour. These can be made from paper or card, material or collage and could be stuck to an existing birthday badge or just paper clipped on to their jumper/cardigan. These will form personalised getting to know you designs that the children can share with their class and adults on the first day back. We look forward to seeing your creative, unique designs. 
 
 
20.07.20
 
Good morning Year 5, Happy Monday and welcome to the final day of home learning before the summer holidays begin. We would like to say how proud we are of you all for continuing with your home learning and for sending us examples of your work – it has certainly kept us going and made us smile in these strange times. Have a great day everyone and we hope you have a lovely summer break – hope to see all of your happy, smiling faces in September,
Miss Shepherd, Miss Mitchell and Miss Sayer.
 
Maths – have a go at this puzzle to solve ‘the mystery of the brilliant breakfast’. Solve each clue carefully to find the brilliant breakfast for Amelia and Osman.
 
 
English – 5YS please write a letter to Miss Shepherd to explain what is has been like for you during lockdown and how you are feeling about returning to school in September – your hopes, dreams, questions and any concerns. You can email your letter to Miss Shepherd today, or write it up in your neatest handwriting and bring it in with you on your first day back to school in September.
 
English – 5AM – please write a letter to Miss King to introduce yourself to her. Tell her all the amazing things about yourself that you would like her to know, what you are looking forward to in Year 6, any hopes, dreams, concerns or questions you would like to ask her. Write your letter in your best handwriting and bring it with you on your first day back to school in September. 

14.07.20

Follow this link to find several Online Safety home activity packs. Each home activity pack provides two 15 minute activities to complete with your child.

Think U Know Online Safety Home Packs

Friday 17th July 

Maths:Go to https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/ and find ‘Summer Term – Week 12 (w/c 13th July)’. Complete the Friday Maths Challenge. The most suitable challenges for Year 5 are questions 1 – 5 but you can also try the ones after with your family if you wish.  The question sheet and answers are available to download directly from the website on the day. 

 

English: Sharing ideas is just as important as having them. Create a set of notes, using bullet points, to summarise the main ideas from your written piece. Practise presenting the ideas, thinking about your volume, speed and intonation. If you are able, present your arguments to someone in your house or ask your adult to share a video recording on the Year 5 Message Board. 

 

Research Project: Design your own chocolate bar. Think about the ingredients you would put into your chocolate. Design a wrapper and include a picture, a chocolate bar name, and a phrase to describe the flavour.

 

Creative: Take the opportunity to relax and unwind today with some mandala drawings. Build up each layer to create an interesting pattern. Watch the video tutorial here. If you have a printer at home, you could also try the colouring sheets linked below.

Yr5 170720 Mandala Colouring

Thursday 16th July 

 

Maths: Go to https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/ and find ‘Summer Term – Week 12 (w/c 13th July)’. Complete Lesson 4 Timetables. Work through the video and then have a go at completing the tasks attached below. The answers are also attached for you to mark your work. You don’t need to print the sheet; just record the answers in your blue book. 

 160720 timetables

160720 answers timetables

EnglishContinue to work on the writing you began yesterday.  

 

Research Project: Find out how chocolate came to Europe using the attached powerpoint and have a go at the quiz at the end.

History of chocolate 2

Creative: The summer holidays are just a few days away. Although we can’t travel far this year, there are still plenty of things to do at home. Create your ‘Summer Bucket List’ filled with ideas of things to do. Use The Great Indoors list to inspire you or ask an adult to help you search for ideas. You can also share and gather ideas on the Year 5 Message Board! 

 

Wednesday 15th July 

 

Maths: Go to https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/ and find ‘Summer Term – Week 12 (w/c 13th July)’. Complete Lesson 3 Converting units of time. Work through the video and then have a go at completing the tasks attached below. The answers are also attached for you to mark your work. You don’t need to print the sheet; just record the answers in your blue book. 

150720 converting units of time

150720 answers converting units of time

English: “Should all children go back to school in September?” Using your list of pros and cons from yesterday, write a piece to answer this question – you will have today and tomorrow to complete this. You can choose to be persuasive (if you have a strong opinion) or share a balanced argument (if you want to discuss both sides). Use the PEE structure: point, explanation, explain to create a detailed argument. 

 

Research Project:  Task 3: Read the rest of the powerpoint from Monday and find out how the Aztecs used the Mayan knowledge of the cocoa bean. Make some notes about what happened and in your own words, write a few paragraphs in your book to explain. You can use subheadings to organise your work if you wish

 

Creative: Imagine your perfect classroom….Is it full of books? Decked out with musical instruments? Or filled with arts and craft supplies? Use your imagination to design a dream classroom. You can do this on a single piece of paper or try out try this cool paper house model If you’re feeling confident, you try designing some of these pop-up accessories

Tuesday 14th July 

 

Maths: Go to https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/ and find ‘Summer Term – Week 12 (w/c 13th July)’. Complete Lesson 2 Imperial Units. Work through the video and then have a go at completing the tasks attached below. The answers are also attached for you to mark your work. You don’t need to print the sheet; just record the answers in your blue book. 

140720 Imperial units

140720 answers Imperial units

Also, take time today to practise your times tables. You could use Doodle Maths or online maths games like Maths Frame. You should find your Doodle Maths login details in your blue book. 

 

English: You may have heard the government announce plans for all children to return to school in September (we can’t wait to see you!). Read through this article from BBC Newsround ‘Coronavirus: How will school be different in September?’ How do you feel about going back to school in September? In your blue book, record any thoughts, feelings or questions you have. Then, make a list of pros and cons about coming back to school. You may want to use the internet for additional research. You can email any questions to your teacher or post them on the Year 5 Message Board

 

Research Project: Task 2: Create an advert to advertise the Mayan drink xocoatl. Use slides 6, 7, 8 and 9 of the powerpoint from yesterday to help you. Remember to be persuasive and convince the maya citizens to buy the drink!

 

Creative: Use your inner creativity to design your dream stationery item! How about a pen that checks your spelling as you write? Or an eraser that can rub out ink and crayon as well as pencil? Your stationery design needs to stand out from the crowd with cool colours, fun patterns and something unique that has never been seen before!  (This task was inspired by a competition, if you’d like to enter your design, ask your adult to look at the details attached below.) 

Yr5 130720 Creative Competition

Monday 13th July 

 

Welcome to the final week of home schooling everyone!!!  It’s been great seeing all your work during your time at home! You can still share any pictures or questions via email or the Year 5 Message Board. If it’s urgent, you may want to email both Miss Mitchell and Miss Shepherd as your class teacher may be teaching. 

 

Maths: Go to https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/ and find ‘Summer Term – Week 12 (w/c 13th July)’. Complete  Lesson 1 metric units. Work through the video and then have a go at completing the tasks attached below. The answers are also attached for you to mark your work. You don’t need to print the sheet; just record the answers in your blue book.

130720 metric units

130720 answers metric units

 

Weekly SpellingWe’ve completed all the words from the Year 5/6 spelling list! You should still continue to practise these regularly until you are confident. Use this spelling frame, which randomly selects 12 words each time. You can also do the same with Year 3/4 words

Weekly SPaG: Complete one of the SPaG mats linked below (no need to print). There are 3 different levels to choose from: 1 star is easiest and 3 stars is hardest. The answers are at the end of the document, so you can check your work. See if you can challenge yourself. 

Yr5 130720 SPaG

Weekly Reading: Catch-up with interesting news from around the world in this week’s comprehension. The news articles comes from First News, a newspaper designed for children your age. If you’d like to read more news, the full copy is also attached below. 

Yr5 130720 Reading Comprehension

Yr5 130720 First News

Research Project:  History of Chocolate

Chocolate is made from an essential ingredient called cocoa beans which grow on plants in hot countries found in central and south America.

History of Chocolate 1

Task 1: Read through the attached powerpoint slides 1 – 7 and find out how the maya played their part in the creation of the amazing chocolate! Answer these key questions in your blue book:

  1. What is the main ingredient of chocolate?
  2. What date did the cocoabean first begin to be used?
  3. Where was Mesoamerica?
  4. What did the Maya first make using the cocoa beans?
  5. What other ingredients did the Maya put into their chocolate drink?

Finally, reflect on what you think the drink would have tasted like using the knowledge you have gained.

 

 Creative: Last Thursday, you collected your report. If you weren’t able to complete your pupil comment on the back page, do this today. Inside, you’ll find a leaflet from your new teacher and a blank one to complete yourself. Take your creative time today to complete this. You will get a chance to speak to them on the phone this week too. 

Year 5 Music Challenge 13.07.20

Hello Year 5

We ae going to be learning about Film Music and Sound Effects this week.

Challenge 1

Watch this clip from Toy Story and make a note of all the different sound effects that you hear (e.g. a box opening, door bell ringing, eyeball cleaning etc…). There’s a surprising amount, but I think you should be able to get at least 20!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSGVyU6Zm9M&vl=en

Thinking about sound

What ways of creating sound effects can you think of that use what you have at home? E.g. rustling a plastic bag at different speeds, dragging your feet across the carpet etc…

Challenge 2 

Music in a film has a big impact on the mood. It can change what you feel when you watch.

The composer John Williams is famous for writing lots of Film Music, including some of the music for Harry Potter.

One of the most famous melodies from the Harry Potter films is ‘Hedwig’s theme’. Listen to it here played by an orchestra. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTXBLyp7_Dw

How does the music make you feel? How does the composer make the music sound magical and mysterious?

Think about Dynamics (Volume), Tempo (Speed), Instruments, Rhythm, Timbre, (type of sound) Pitch (high or low)

Write a short paragraph describing the music of ‘Hedwig’s theme’ using the vocabulary above.

Enjoy your learning,

Stay safe,

Mrs Russell

Year 5 and 6 Music Challenge

Hello Years 5 and 6,

You have two music challenges which I think you will really enjoy this week.

Challenge 1

Dance Monkey Percusión Corporal_Body Percussion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBBteybZdHY

Follow the rhythms using body percussion.

Challenge 2 

Year 5 and 6:

Have a go at this musical quiz in hour home Learning book or on a sheet of paper.

Time yourself, how long did it take to complete?

1 – Name 5 bands beginning with A

2 – Name 5 female artists who have a letter B in their name

3 – Name 5 male artists who have songs with a letter C in the title

4 – Name 5 albums with the letter D in the title

5 – Which iconic band was Freddie Mercury the lead singer of? Listen to one of their songs and write a short review. Think about why you like or dislike it, Use vocabulary such as tempo, lyrics, instruments, structure, dynamics and texture in you review.

6 -Name 7 instruments with the letter O in them

7 – The Beatles were an influential band from the 1960s onwards. Name 5 other bands formed in the 60s. Choose one band and listen to one of their tracks. Do you like it?

Enjoy your music-making,

Stay safe,

Mrs Russell

Friday 10th July

Maths: Go to https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/ and find ‘Summer Term – Week 11 (w/c 6th July)’. Complete the Friday Maths Challenge. The most suitable challenges for Year 5 are questions 1 – 5 but you can also try the ones after with your family if you wish.  The question sheet and answers are available to download directly from the website on the day.

English: Complete Task 5 from Monday’s document: The ending…

Research Project: Continue with your mini information book on the Maya. We would love you to send us pictures of the finished product or email the document to us if you completed it on a computer.

Creative: This week, there were two creative tasks linked with Mayans: masks and ‘worry dolls’. Look back to Monday if you need reminding. We’d love to see a photo of your creations if possible! You can send them via email or post them for all of Year 5 to see on the Year 5 Message Board

Thursday 9th July

Good Morning Year 5, We hope you have a great day. Here is today’s learning: 

Maths: Go to https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/ and find ‘Summer Term – Week 11 (w/c 6th July)’. Complete Lesson 4 Translation. This is a new bit of learning but translation is simply moving or sliding a point or shape to a new location thinking about the vertical and horizontal movement. Work through the video and then have a go at completing the tasks attached below. The answers are also attached for you to mark your work. You don’t need to print the sheet; just record the answers in your blue book.

 090720 translation

090720 answers translation

English: Complete Task 4 on the document attached on Monday: Ellipsis.

Research Project: Over the rest of this week, create your own mini information book about the Maya using your research. You could fold an A4 piece of paper half to create a 4-page booklet if you wish or just use a page or two of your blue book. You might even want to create it in Microsoft word or publisher if you have access to a computer, Remember to include a balance of pictures and information and use the past tense. Take a look at the Maya knowledge organiser attached below to give you some ideas of what you could include and how you could set it out.

maya knowledge organiser

Creative: Look back to Monday for your tasks this week; if you have finished the first, move on to the next. Don’t forget to share a picture on the Year 5 Message Board if you can.

Wednesday 8th July

Maths: Go to https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/ and find ‘Summer Term – Week 11 (w/c 6th July)’. Complete Lesson 3 Reflection. Work through the video and then have a go at completing the tasks attached below. The answers are also attached for you to mark your work. You don’t need to print the sheet; just record the answers in your blue book.

080720 Reflection

080720 Answers-Reflection

English: Complete Task 3 from the document attached on Monday: Short sentences for effect.

Research Project: Find out more about the Maya way of life. Choose some aspects of their lives to research e.g. food, tools, technology, education, travel, buildings, transport, art, religion. See what you can find out from these areas using the e-book, attached powerpoint below and any of your own research using the internet. Organise your research under suitable subheadings and remember to take notes – not sentences. Avoid copying information word for word. You could use your questions from yesterday to guide you. 

Maya Civilisation

Creative: Look back to Monday for your tasks this week; if you have finished the first, move on to the next. Don’t forget to share a picture on the Year 5 Message Board if you can.

Tuesday 7th July

Good Morning Year 5. Here is today’s home learning:

 

Maths: Go to https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/ and find ‘Summer Term – Week 11 (w/c 6th July)’. Complete Lesson 2 Regular and Irregular polygons. Work through the video and then have a go at completing the tasks attached below. The answers are also attached for you to mark your work. You don’t need to print the sheet; just record the answers in your blue book.

070720 Reasoning-about-3D-shapes

070720 Answers Reasoning about 3D shapes

Also, take time today to practise your times tables. You could use Doodle Maths or online maths games like Maths Frame. You should find your Doodle Maths login details in your blue book.

English: Complete Task 2 from yesterday’s English file: Fronted Adverbials. Also, continue to practise the year 5/6 spellings we have given you over the last few weeks. 

Research Project: Read the Maya ebook attached below. Choose some aspects of the Maya that interest you and list 10 interesting facts you have learnt. Could you put them in order from you most interesting to least interesting fact? What further questions can you think of that you would like to find out? Record them in your blue book.

070720 Maya eBook

Creative: Look back to Monday for your tasks this week. Choose the one you want to get started on or if you started it yesterday, continue with it today.

Monday 6th July

Happy Monday Year 5. We’re into the final weeks of Year 5 now but there are still plenty of lovely activities to come. It’s been great seeing all your work so far; keep it coming! You can share via email or the Year 5 Message Board. Remember, you can also send any questions you have to us via email as well. If it’s urgent, you may want to send to both Miss Mitchell and Miss Shepherd as your class teacher may be teaching.

 

Maths: Go to https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/ and find ‘Summer Term – Week 11 (w/c 6th July)’. Complete Lesson 1 Regular and irregular polygons. Work through the video and then have a go at completing the tasks attached below. The answers are also attached for you to mark your work. You don’t need to print the sheet; just record the answers in your blue book. 

060720 regular and irregular polygons

060720 answers regular and irregular polygons

Weekly Spelling: We’ve completed all the words from the Year 5/6 spelling list! You should still continue to practise these regularly until you are confident. This week, however, we’re looking at silent letters. Practise online at: https://spellingframe.co.uk/guest/word-list/43186

060720 Spelling

Weekly SPaG: Complete one of the SPaG mats linked below (no need to print). There are 3 different levels to choose from: 1 star is easiest and 3 stars is hardest. The answers are at the end of the document, so you can check your work. See if you can challenge yourself.

Yr5 060720 SPaG

Weekly Reading: Discover the history of jazz music in this week’s reading. You can choose which level of difficulty to read – 1 star is the easiest, 3 stars is the hardest. Answer the questions in your blue book and then check your understanding using the answers provided. Remember: always use the text to support your answers.

Yr5 060720 Reading – Jazz

English: We will continue our stories with suspense this week. Complete Task 1: Identify language features. We’ll look at each in more detail over the next few days and build up the story bit by bit.

060720 English – Suspense 2

Research Project: This week we have a history research project learning about the Maya civilisation. Take a look at the attached Maya introduction below. Read the page to find out when the Maya civilisation existed and who the Maya were. Where did they live? Write a paragraph to explain who the Maya were.

060720 Maya introduction

Creative: This week, there are two creative tasks linked with Mayans: masks and ‘worry dolls’. You may need to gather up resources, so look through both projects today. Then, choose one to begin. For Masks: follow the task on the PowerPoint attached below. For ‘worry dolls’: follow one of the techniques explained on this website.

Yr5 060720 Creative – Masks

Friday 3rd July

Maths: Go to https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/ and find ‘Summer Term – Week 10 (w/c 29th June)’. Complete the Friday Maths Challenge. The most suitable challenges for Year 5 are questions 1 – 5 but you can also try the ones after with your family if you wish.  The question sheet and answers are available to download directly from the website on the day.

English: Follow Task 4 in the document from Tuesday.

Research Project: Continue the task set yesterday.

Creative: Look back to the attachment from Monday to continue your mountain-inspired artwork. If you’re able to take a picture, we’d love to see your masterpieces!

Thursday 2nd July

Maths: Go to https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/ and find ‘Summer Term – Week 10 (w/c 29th June)’. Complete Lesson 4 –Calculating angles around a point. Work through the video and then have a go at completing the tasks attached below. The answers are also attached for you to mark your work. You don’t need to print the sheet; just record the answers in your blue book.

 020720 Maths – calculate angles around a point

020720 Maths – answers calculate angles around a point

English: Follow Task 3 in the document from Tuesday.

 

Research Project: This final task can be completed over 2 days. Find out how mountains can be formed using the PowerPoint linked below. You can either try out the optional activities attached if you have the resources at home or present your own information page about how different mountains can be formed. You could make a model if you wanted to show off your knowledge!

020720 Mountains Task 4

020720 Mountains Task 4 activities 

Creative: Look back to the attachment from Monday to continue your mountain-inspired artwork. What has gone well so far?

Wednesday 1st July

Maths: Go to https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/ and find ‘Summer Term – Week 10 (w/c 29th June)’. Complete Lesson 3 –Calculating angles on a straight line. Work through the video and then have a go at completing the tasks attached below. The answers are also attached for you to mark your work. You don’t need to print the sheet; just record the answers in your blue book.

010720 Maths – calculate angles on straight lines

010720 Maths – answers calculate angles on straight lines

English: Follow Task 2 in the document from Tuesday.

Research Project: Choose one of the mountain ranges from your map yesterday and research some fun facts about them – try to find at least 5 facts. Think about an interesting way to present your facts.

Creative: Look back to the attachment from Monday to continue your mountain-inspired artwork. What techniques have you tried so far?

Tuesday 30th June

Maths:  Go to https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/ and find ‘Summer Term – Week 10 (w/c 29th June)’. Complete Lesson 2 –Drawing lines and angles accurately.  Work through the video and then have a go at completing the tasks attached below. *Today’s task requires a protractor – if you do not have one at home, watch the video and create a poster to explain the steps to making accurate measurements* The answers are attached for you to mark your work. You don’t need to print the sheet; just record the answers in your blue book.

300620 Maths – draw lines and angles

300620 Maths – answers draw lines and angles

Also, take time today to practise your times tables. You could use Doodle MathsTTRockStars or online maths games like Hit The Button or Maths Frame. You should find your Doodle Maths login details in your blue book. To log-into TTRockStars, use your scratch log-in, which is also in your blue book. If you need any help, email your teacher.

English: Over the next two weeks, we’ll be writing stories with…suspense. Follow Task 1 in the document below.

300620 English – Suspense

Research Project: Find out about the different mountain ranges in the world. Use this website to help. Watch the video on the page to give you a starting point. Complete the attached map – there are 3 different levels shown by the stars so choose which one you feel confident to complete. If you cannot print out the sheet, then you can just name the group of mountains and the continent they are found on. Hint: If you are unsure, type the name of the mountain range from the sheet into google and see if you can find the location.

300620 Mountains Task 2

Creative: Look back to the attachment from Monday to continue your mountain inspired artwork.

 

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