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Week beginning 11th January 2021

Home Learning Wednesday 13th January 2021

 

Hello Year 5,

 

It was great to see a few more of you on the zoom call yesterday as well as the familiar faces. We still haven’t managed to get a full house yet….I wonder if we can be the first year group to do it? Going forward, if for any reason you are going to be unable to attend the zoom call can you please email me on our year 5 email and let me know, just as you would do if you were unable to attend school for any reason. Remember, if you are speaking to any of your friends online and they haven’t been attending do nag them and remind them to join….we want to win don’t we? I think we can do it! 😊

 

Keep up the hard work and stay safe,

Miss Stephens

 

Reading

 

Make sure that you are reading your book of choice for at least 30 minutes. As you are reading make sure that you are evaluating what you are reading. Do you think that was a good vocabulary choice? Why? Why not? Has the author used any similes or metaphors? Why are they effective? Remember to use your reading stems.

 

Remember to complete those Lexia minutes as I am handing out Dojos.

 

I will also be setting you a comprehension task to complete on purple mash.

 

English

 

Yesterday we completed our river poem so today is going to be a little different. I would like you to write your own poem independently and I would like you to write about something from nature so for example a waterfall, a flower, a tree, a tornado, a storm etc. Your poem should have at least 4 stanzas (you can do more if you are feeling confident) and each stanza should begin with a metaphor, just as your river poem did.

 E.g. The storm is an angry giant

Make sure you plan your poem first thinking about what metaphors you can use and then how you can expand on these. For example if I have compared the storm to an angry giant what would an angry giant do and what does it look like?

E.g. The storm is an angry giant

       Roaring and fierce

If you are struggling to get your poem to rhyme do not worry too much, I will be more focused on your choice of vocabulary and the quality of your metaphors. Please write your poem in your neatest joined up handwriting and illustrate it beautifully before taking a picture of the final product to share with the class on the English blog.

 

If you are finding that you are completing your sentence stacking quite quickly you can have a go at the activities in the English CGP books that you were given. Remember to write your work into your notebooks please. You need to ensure that you are doing at least 45 minutes of English every single day..

 

Handwriting

 

Log in to Letter - Join (https://www.letterjoin.co.uk/log-in.html) You all should have received an email about this containing the log in details that you need. Select Year 5, select harder words from the tabs on the left hand side of the screen and then you should see a word list. Click on your word of choice and then press play to watch the animation. Please write this word at least 5 times exactly as you see it on your screen. Please practice 3 words a day. Why not try and write 3 sentences including your words of choice - in your neatest handwriting of course!

 

Spelling/Vocabulary

 

Practice spelling your Mrs Wordsmith words. I have attached a copy of these words to the English blog for you to refer to. It clearly shows which 3 words you should be focusing on each week. Try to use as many different methods as you can such as rainbow or pyramid writing. If you can’t remember the spelling techniques that we have been learning in class you can click on the learning at home tab on this website, then spelling and handwriting, then fun ways to learn your spellings. If you are unsure of the meaning of any of the words remember to look it up either online or in a dictionary if you have one. If you are still not sure you can ask me on the blog and I will show you how you can use the word in a sentence.

 

Fluency

 

Use Numbots and TTRockstars - the links are on the home learning page if you need them. Your log in details will be the same for both apps. If you have forgotten your log in details please ask me and I will look this up for you.

I will also be setting you some fun maths games on Purple Mash for you to complete.

If you would like to do a little more you can use your CGP Mental Maths workout book that was sent home. Remember to write your answers into your red notebook, not in to the CGP book itself.

 

Maths

 

Todays lesson is all about acute and obtuse angles.

Recognise acute and obtuse angles (thenational.academy)

Work through the lesson by watching the video and then completing the independent questions. Don't forget to do the quiz and let me know your score by adding it to the blog. If anything is unclear or you get stuck please don't hesitate to ask me on the blog and I will respond as quickly as I can. Make sure you have drawn some acute and obtuse angles ready to show me in our zoom meeting tomorrow.

Can anyone remember the way we said to remember the difference between acute and obtuse angles?

Again, if you would like to do a little extra you can use your CGP Maths workout book completing any work into your red notebook.

 

Science

 

 In science we would have been starting to learn about space.

Please answer the following questions:

  1. How many planets are there in our solar system?
  2. What are the names of the planets? (please write them in order from closest to furthest from the sun.)
  3. What is the name of the planet that we live on?
  4. What are the rocky planets?
  5. What are the gas planets?
  6. What is the sun?
  7. Can you explain what a planet is in your own words?

 

You can use this link to help you to find lots of information

Earth and space - KS2 Science - BBC Bitesize

 

BBC – Broadcasting Lessons

 

If you are finding it difficult to get online to complete your home learning, you might be pleased to know that, from today, the BBC is broadcasting lessons for you on CBBC.

 

Home Learning Thursday 14th January 2021

 

Hello Year 5,

 

Thank you to those of you who were at the Zoom meeting yesterday. We had our best attendance yet WELL DONE!….The rest of you need to make the effort to attend every single day so that we can go through the day’s tasks and share work and ideas. Remember to email me on the year 5 email if you will be unable to attend for any reason. Well done to those of you who are sharing your work to the blog. As we are unable to be together in school at the moment it really is so nice to be able to see the hard work that you are doing and to give you some feedback. Some of you have already reached your Lexia target for this week which is fantastic and I will be handing out your Dojos on Friday afternoon. Those of you who aren’t quite there yet you still have time to catch up if you work hard. I am going to be looking very carefully at who is accessing Lexia and TTR and handing in their high quality 2Dos when deciding who will be our Holdbrook Hero and Lockdown Learner for this week. Who is going to make it to the hall of fame?  

 

Have a lovely day,

Miss Stephens

 

Reading

 

Make sure that you are reading your book of choice for at least 30 minutes. As you are reading try to think of some questions that you could ask about the text in order to gain a deeper understanding. I would like you to come up with at least 2 open questions and 2 closed questions.

 

Remember to complete those Lexia minutes as I am handing out Dojos.

 

I will also be setting you a comprehension task to complete on purple mash.

 

English

 

I thought we could try something a little different today before starting our new sentence stacking unit on Monday.

I would like you to write me a diary entry about your day yesterday. Remember to include information about what you have been doing and how you have been feeling.

I have included a list of success criteria for you to follow:

  • Start with Dear Diary.
  • Write in the past tense – you are talking about things that have already happened.
  • Informal language – your writing should sound almost like you hare having a chat with family or friends
  • Chronological order – tell me about your day in the order that it happened
  • Thoughts and feelings – How did you find the home learning? What was your favourite piece of work that you did? Are you missing being at school? Did you do anything fun? What did you have for dinner, was it nice? How are you feeling?

 

Please share your diary entries to the blog so that I can give you some feedback. Make sure you remember all of your punctuation and check your spellings carefully.

 

Handwriting

 

Log in to Letter - Join (https://www.letterjoin.co.uk/log-in.html) You all should have received an email about this containing the log in details that you need. Select Year 5, select harder words from the tabs on the left hand side of the screen and then you should see a word list. Click on your word of choice and then press play to watch the animation. Please write this word at least 5 times exactly as you see it on your screen. Please practice 3 words a day. Why not try and write 3 sentences including your words of choice - in your neatest handwriting of course!

 

Spelling/Vocabulary

 

Practice spelling your Mrs Wordsmith words.  Your words for this week are

Windswept

Pungent

Sanguine

Try to use as many different methods as you can such as rainbow or pyramid writing. If you can’t remember the spelling techniques that we have been learning in class you can click on the learning at home tab on this website, then spelling and handwriting, then fun ways to learn your spellings. If you are unsure of the meaning of any of the words remember to look it up either online or in a dictionary if you have one. If you are still not sure you can ask me on the blog and I will show you how you can use the word in a sentence. Remember I will be testing you on the spelling of these words tomorrow.

 

Fluency

 

Use Numbots and TTRockstars - the links are on the home learning page if you need them. Your log in details will be the same for both apps. If you have forgotten your log in details please ask me and I will look this up for you.

I will also be setting you some fun maths games on Purple Mash for you to complete.

If you would like to do a little more you can use your CGP Mental Maths workout book that was sent home. Remember to write your answers into your red notebook, not in to the CGP book itself.

 

 

Maths

 

Todays lesson is all about recognising and drawing angles.

Angles within a shape (thenational.academy)

Work through the lesson by watching the video and then completing the independent questions. Don't forget to do the quiz and let me know your score by adding it to the blog. If anything is unclear or you get stuck please don't hesitate to ask me on the blog and I will respond as quickly as I can.

 

Again, if you would like to do a little extra you can use your CGP Maths workout book completing any work into your red notebook.

 

RE – Sikhism

 

Who was Guru Nanak? - BBC Bitesize

 

Please use the link above to research Guru Nanak and then write a fact sheet about him.

 

Who was he?

What did he do?

Why is he significant?

What happens on his birthday?

 

 

PSHE

 

Last week I asked you to tell me what job you would like to do when you are older and why. This week I would like you to think very carefully about the job that you chose and answer the following questions.

 

What skills do you think are important for this job?

What do you need to do to ensure you can achieve your dream of having this job when you are older?

Is this job in the public or private sector? (Do some research if you are unsure what this means.)

How much do you think you would earn per year if you had this job?

 

 

BBC – Broadcasting Lessons

 

If you are finding it difficult to get online to complete your home learning you can watch the lessons on CBBC.

 

Home Learning Friday 15th January 2021

 

Happy Friday Year 5,

 

I think you all deserve a pat on the back for making it to end of our second week of lockdown learning. The hard work and effort that you have been putting in has not gone unnoticed. I hope you all have a lovely relaxing weekend and I look forward to catching up with you all again on Monday.

 

Stay safe,

Miss Stephens

 

Reading

 

Make sure that you are reading your book of choice for at least 30 minutes. Make a prediction about what you think is going to happen next using clues from the text to help you.

 

Remember to complete those Lexia minutes as I am handing out Dojos this afternoon so today is your last day to meet your target.

 

I will also be setting you a comprehension task to complete on purple mash. Make sure you read the chapter carefully before attempting to answer the questions.

 

English

 

Today I would like you to write some descriptive sentences including expanded noun phrases. Use the link below to follow the lesson and complete the activities.

To explore expanded noun phrases (thenational.academy)

 

If you are unable to access the video above for any reason I will give you some guidance here to help you.

 

An expanded noun phrase is when you add more detail to a noun by using one or more adjectives. So for example our noun phrase might be the monster. We can then expand on this by using adjectives to describe the monster E.g. The fierce, terrifying monster. We have now created an expanded noun phrase. Write some descriptive sentences about the scene below making sure you include expanded noun phrases.

 

 

 

 

E.g. The fluffy, white clouds float aimlessly in the clear, azure sky.

 

Please remember to share your fantastic sentences to the blog so that I can give you some feedback.

 

Handwriting

 

Log in to Letter - Join (https://www.letterjoin.co.uk/log-in.html) You all should have received an email about this containing the log in details that you need. Select Year 5, select harder words from the tabs on the left hand side of the screen and then you should see a word list. Click on your word of choice and then press play to watch the animation. Please write this word at least 5 times exactly as you see it on your screen. Please practice 3 words a day. Why not try and write 3 sentences including your words of choice - in your neatest handwriting of course!

 

Spelling/Vocabulary

 

I will be testing you on your Mrs.Wordsmith words today so make sure you know how to spell them accurately. I have set a spelling 2Do on purple mash for you to complete. I will also be checking on our zoom that you know what the words mean.

 

Fluency

 

Use Numbots and TTRockstars - the links are on the home learning page if you need them. Your log in details will be the same for both apps. If you have forgotten your log in details please ask me and I will look this up for you.

I will also be setting you some fun maths games on Purple Mash for you to complete.

If you would like to do a little more you can use your CGP Mental Maths workout book that was sent home. Remember to write your answers into your red notebook, not in to the CGP book itself.

 

 

Maths

 

Today you will be learning about reflex angles.

Compare and order acute, obtuse and reflex angles (thenational.academy)

 

Work through the lesson by watching the video and then completing the independent questions. Don't forget to do the quiz and let me know your score by adding it to the blog. If anything is unclear or you get stuck please don't hesitate to ask me on the blog and I will respond as quickly as I can.

 

Again, if you would like to do a little extra you can use your CGP Maths workout book completing any work into your red notebook.

 

Art

 

Today I would like you to draw a Viking Longship.

How to Draw a VIKING SHIP!!! - YouTube

 

You can use the link above for a step by step tutorial or if you would prefer you can have a look at some pictures of different Viking longships and create your own design. I look forward to seeing what you come up with.

 

 

 

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