Year 5

Monday 13th July 2020

Welcome to week 7 of Summer term 2!

Well done Year 5, you have made it to the last week of term!
I am so proud of each and every one of you! You have all worked so hard this year even though this year didn’t go as planned! You have all been so resilient. Those of you who have been learning from home, those of you who have been learning in a key worker bubble at school and those of you that have done both! You are amazing! You have kept going with determination, kindness and caring for each other, through it all with smiles on your faces. Thank you!


This week you have a special Zoom meeting with your Year 6 teacher!

****MEET YOUR NEW TEACHER ZOOM MEETING ****
You are invited to meet your Year 6 teacher on Wednesday 15th July at 9:30am.  Please ask your grown-up to email Miss McKenna (Year5@penwortham-pri.lancs.sch.uk) to find out the log in details for the meeting!  

 This week we will be looking at….

Metric units, Imperial units, converting units of time and timetables.

If you use IDL please make sure you log on and do some maths at least once this week.

Monday 13th July 2020 – Metric units

Video –

Worksheet – Lesson-1-Metric-units

Answers – Lesson-1-Answers-Metric-units

Tuesday 14th July 2020 – Imperial units

Video –

Worksheet – Lesson-2-Imperial-units

Answers – Lesson-2-Answers-Imperial-units

Wednesday 15th July 2020 – Converting units of time

Video –

Worksheet – Lesson-3-Converting-units-of-time

Answers – Lesson-3-Answers-Converting-units-of-time

Thursday 16th July 2020 – Timetables

Video –

Worksheet – Lesson-4-Timetables

Answers – Lesson-4-Answers-Timetables-1

Friday 17th July 2020 –Weekly challenge

Last week I set you the weekly challenge and it proved just that for those of us in school. Once you have thought outside the box and you know what it is asking you to do most of them are straight forward. The trick is figuring out what you need to do to get the answers, how many steps are involved? What operations do you need to use? But remember the most important part is to have fun!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z387kty

Once you have done the weekly challenge have go at your times tables then try some  mathsframe games and have a go at monster multiplication(on Purple Mash), how big is your Monster now?).

Oxford Reading Buddy
From now until September, your challenge is to move up at least one level on Oxford Reading Buddy. (the Target Level for the end of Year 5/beginning of Year 6  is Level 17 but keep going if you are already there!)  The quizzes are really good practise and help to improve your comprehension skills. If you are having any problems with ORB or the system won’t move you up, please ask your adult to email me.
Grammar
Over the week, have a look at these fun grammar activities on BBC Bitesize. 

Using relative clauses

Adverbs and fronted adverbials

Conjunctions

You can spread these activities over any of the days as I would like you to spend some time on the Moving Up activities below.

UKS2 Theme Ideas – Moving on Up

UKS2 – Learning Pack

Thank you again from the bottom of my heart. You have been an amazing class, I’m happy to have been able to teach you, yet sad that I didn’t get to spend that much time with you. 

Remember to keep reaching for the stars, and more than anything keep on being…YOU! Have a fun filled summer.
Take care and stay safe,
Miss McKenna.

Monday 6th July 2020

Hello and welcome to week 6 of Summer term 2!
I hope you have enjoyed your weekend and some of you may have even been out on an adventure?

This is week two of our virtual SPORTS DAY! So, there will be no theme work to do only Maths and English. Please follow the link to find all the information on what to do and how to record your results.
http://www.penworthamprimary.co.uk/extra-curricular-page/

Please email me your results by 3:30 on Thursday 9th July.

Year5@penwortham-pri.lancs.sch.uk 

I have had some results from home and hope to get some more, we have been doing some of the activities in school and having lots of fun at the same time.

Thank you to everyone who made last weeks Zoom meeting possible, unfortunately this week is a busy one at school and so I am sorry but there will not be a Zoom meeting this week.

 This week we will be looking at….

Regular and irregular shapes,  3D shapes, reflection and translation.

If you use IDL please make sure you log on and do some maths at least once this week.

Monday 6th July 2020 – Regular and irregular polygons

Video –

Worksheet – Lesson-1-Regular-and-irregular-polygons

Answers – Lesson-1-Answers-Regular-and-irregular-polygons

Tuesday 7th July 2020 – Reasoning about 3D shapes

Video –

Worksheet – Lesson-2-Reasoning-about-3D-shapes

Answers – Lesson-2-Answers-Reasoning-about-3D-shapes

Wednesday 8th July 2020 – Reflections

Video –

Worksheet – Lesson-3-Reflection

Answers – Lesson-3-Answers-Reflection

Thursday 9th July 2020 – Translation

Video –

Worksheet – Lesson-4-Translation

Answers – Lesson-4-Answers-Translation

Friday 10th July 2020 – Weekly challenge

Last week I set you the weekly challenge and it proved just that for those of us in school. Once you have thought outside the box and you know what it is asking you to do most of them are straight forward. The trick is figuring out what you need to do to get the answers, how many steps are involved? What operations do you need to use? But remember the most important part is to have fun!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zknp7yc

Once you have done the weekly challenge have go at your times tables then try some  mathsframe games and check your purple mash for any tasks that have been set (monster multiplication).

 

This week our focus theme is Pixar Perfect.
Be prepared to laugh, cry and everything in between as you delve into three of Pixar’s best shorts.

When following links online, parents should monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online.

Monday 6th July 2020

Watch and enjoy the Pixar short, Piper on YouTube here – Piper Pixar short film 2016 full:

Watch the film again, concentrating on the thoughts and feelings
of Piper and Piper’s parent at these key points:

You may wish to use this format to support you:

Key points from scene Piper’s thoughts and feelings Pipers mothers thoughts and feelings
0:00 – 1:00 mins    
1:00 – 1:30    
1:30 – 1:58    
1:58 – 3:00    
3:00 – 3:34    
3:34 – end    
Any other ideas…    

Once you have gathered the thoughts and feelings for Piper and Piper’s parent, create a free verse poem (no rules poem) for either
character. You may want to use the thoughts and feelings you jotted down, look at improving some of your vocabulary by using a thesaurus or https://www.wordhippo.com/ and presenting these as a poem, such as:

Piper
Breakfast time –
Hurray!
Confused,
Why is Mummy not
returning?
Desperate, starving.
Let’s go and meet
her.
Search for food
myself?
Has she lost her
mind?
CRASH
Bewildered,
Petrified, horrified.
What was that?

Tuesday 7th July 2020

Watch the video about Piper again…

Make a plan for writing the short story of Piper – suitable for a 9-10 year old.
Over the next few days you are going to write/make a book for the  short story, either from the perspective of Piper or Piper’s parent, or as a narrator the choice is yours but choose a person and stick with it so first (from Piper/parents point of view) or third person ( narrator with direct speech).

Today you are going to plan it out, you can choose to make a paper book or one online using Purple Mash (blank chapter book, I have set as a todo so you can find it), you might want to have a look at how it is set up.
Use some of the ideas you gathered yesterday.
You may also wish to use this ‘chunked plot’ planning format to help
you:

Chunked Plot Words, phrases and notes
Piper woke up – had to go out to the
sea to get own food.
 
A wave came and hit Piper.  
Piper didn’t want to try again but a crab guided Piper to the ocean.  
Piper learned how to manage the waves.  
Piper enjoyed foraging for food and found enough for everyone.  

Once you have some words, phrases and notes you can start to write your story. Have a think what your writing might need.

Wednesday 8th July 2020

Once you have planned your story, use your chunked plot planning
frame to help you write your narrative – taking a section at a time and thinking carefully about each sentence.
As you will be writing a lot about the thoughts and feelings of the characters, include:

  •  a range of different sentence openers
  • embedded clauses
  • expanded noun phrase

NON NEGOTIABLES…
Full stops
Capital letters
Paragraphs 

Thursday 9th July 2020

Watch and enjoy the Pixar short, LOU here: Twistedsifter: Pixar’s
Latest Oscar Nominated Short About Bullying is Worth a Watch:

https://twistedsifter.com/videos/pixar-lou-animated-short-by-dave-mullins/

(Note: as this page contains links to current news pages and trending articles, some of which may be unsuitable, parental supervision is recommended).

During the film, the ‘bully’ experiences a lot of different emotions.
Look at the emotions listed below and find evidence or a scene from
the film which shows when the ‘bully’ felt these.

There may be some emotions with more than one scene attributed to them.
– Happy
– Scared
– Confused
– Amused
– Annoyed
– Frustrated
– Upset
– Satisfied
– Nostalgic
An example of how you may wish to set out your work and a possible
answer can be found below:

Once you have completed the activity, answer these questions:

1) Why is the film named ‘Lou?’
2) The main boy in the film is horrible, do you agree? Give reasons for your answer.
3) Who might this short appeal to? Why?

Friday 10th July 2020

Watch and enjoy the opening to the Pixar short, Partly Cloudy (up
until 4:19 mins) on YouTube here:
Note: Don’t watch past 4:19 mins as you are going to make a prediction.

Based on what you have watched so far, make and write down a
prediction of how you think the short will end.

Now finish watching to the end – was the ending as you predicted?
You may wish, at this point, to re-watch the short in its entirety – to
enjoy from beginning to end.

Imagine you are the cloud in this film. Write a diary entry of the day based on the events from the film.
Before writing your diary entry, make notes about the events of the day – thinking about the cloud’s thoughts, feelings and actions and
any words or phrases which you may wish to include. Use the table below to organise your ideas before you start your diary entry…

Events from film Thoughts, feelings and actions of
cloud – words and phrases
Made crocodile – bird appeared.  
Crocodile bit bird – bird left with
bundle.
 
Made goat for bird – bird looked
longingly at other cloud.
 
Made porcupine for bird.  
Bird reappeared but then went to
another cloud.
 
Bird returned with protective gear.  

After planning your diary entry, write it – including your ideas for each section. Once completed read it through – checking your spelling and punctuation.

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Remember to do some reading everyday – please do your Oxford Reading Buddy at least twice a week – this helps us know how you are doing with your reading when you are not in school.

Try and choose another 8 – 10 words from the spelling list to learn, the more you can spell the better!

Keywords5and6

I hope you all have a lovely week, remember if you need to contact me or want me to put your work into the gallery you need to send it to me via email ….

Year5@penwortham-pri.lancs.sch.uk

Take care,

Miss McKenna.

 

Monday 29th June 2020

Hello and welcome to week 5 of Summer term 2!
I hope you have enjoyed your weekend and have managed to stay mainly dry!

Over the next two weeks we are having a virtual SPORTS DAY! So, there will be no theme work to do only Maths and English. Please follow the link to find all the information on what to do and how to record your results.
http://www.penworthamprimary.co.uk/extra-curricular-page/

Please email me your results by 3:30 on Thursday 9th July.

Year5@penwortham-pri.lancs.sch.uk 

Once again last week’s zoom meeting was a success, so I am organising another one. This will be on Wednesday the 1st at 1pm. It is for a chance for us to catch up as a class and for you to see and talk to each other. This week will also include a quick quiz, so you will need a pen and paper! If you would like to join in please send me an email and I will send you the login details! Looking forward to speaking to you all!

 This week we will be looking at…. angles.

Monday and Tuesday, you will need a protractor, on Wednesday and Thursday you don’t need one as you will be working out the answers not measuring them. If you don’t have a protractor you can print this one out and it should be accurate enough to use…   conventional-protractor

If you can’t remember how to use one follow this link, we have used this in class…https://www.mathsisfun.com/geometry/protractor-using.html

Monday 29th June 2020 – Measuring with a protractor.

Video –

Worksheet – Lesson-1-Measuring-with-a-protractor-2

Answers – Lesson-1-Answers-Measuring-with-a-protractor-2

Tuesday 30th June 2020 – Drawing lines and angles accurately.

Video –

Worksheet – Lesson-2-Drawing-lines-and-angles-accurately

Answers – Lesson-2-Answers-Drawing-lines-and-angles-accurately

Wednesday 1st July 2020 – Calculating angles on a straight line.

Video –

Worksheet – Lesson-3-Calculating-angles-on-a-straight-line

Answers – Lesson-3-Answers-Calculating-angles-on-a-straight-line

Thursday 2nd July 2020 – Calculating angles around a point.

Video –

Worksheet – Lesson-4-Calculating-angles-around-a-point

Answers – Lesson-4-Answers-Calculating-angles-around-a-point

Friday 3rd July 2020 – weekly challenge

Last week I set you the weekly challenge and it proved just that for those of us in school. Once you have thought outside the box and you know what it is asking you to do most of them are straight forward. The trick is figuring out what you need to do to get the answers, how many steps are involved? What operations do you need to use? But remember the most important part is to have fun!
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z6csm39

 

This week our focus theme is Space (Part Two)
Discover what it takes
to become an astronaut, the exciting space explorations
lined up for 2020 and beyond, and delve into the fictitious planet, Pandora. 

When following links online, parents should monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online.

Monday 29th June 2020

Explore how to become an astronaut by reading these texts,
making notes as you read each one.

The Usborne Official Astronauts Handbook by Louie Stowell:
Astronauts Handbook FINAL opening extract

Page 5 ‘How to Become a NASA Astronaut’ of Cool Astronomy 50
Fantastic Facts for Kids of All Ages by Malcolm Croft:
Cool Astronomy FINAL opening extract

Spacekids website: Ever wondered what it takes to become an astronaut.
https://www.spacekids.co.uk/astronauts/

Design a leaflet for NASA titled ‘How to Become an Astronaut’. The leaflet is a guide for children aged around 9-11 to inform them of what it takes to become an astronaut. 

Today I would like you to plan your leaflet…

  • what subheadings will you use?
  • what diagrams?
  • what quotes?
  • make notes from today’s reading
  • will you add fun facts?

Tuesday 30th June 2020

Use your notes and planning from Monday, you can print out this leaflet template to help you set out your work.

Leaflet-template 

Remember to read through your work to check for punctuation and spelling. You can always go back to the texts you read yesterday to add more information.

Wednesday 1st July 2020

Find out about the history-making SpaceX rocket which has just landed at the International Space Station.

BBC Newsround – SpaceX docks to ISS: NASA astronauts land safely and make history:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/52526849

Write a news report about the landing.

To get an idea of how Newsround currently present the news, watch the show here: CBBC Newsround: Watch Newsround –https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/news/watch_newsround

To help when
writing your news script, think about including these points:
– Introduce yourself and explain what your news is, in a short  summary sentence ‘Good evening, my name is… Tonight’s main
news is…’
– Stick to the key facts
– making your news as clear as possible
– You may wish to include quotes from the astronauts which can be found in the article
– Give a closing statement to end your bulletin ‘I’m … and this has been tonight’s news. Goodnight.’ 

Thursday 2nd July 2020

Explore the fictitious planet ‘Pandora’ from the film Avatar by watching the clip below. (Note: Although Avatar has a 12 certificate, this extract is age appropriate).
Pandora Discovered:

After watching once, watch again – this time making notes about the
planet as you watch. You may find pausing the clip at these times helpful to write down your notes:
– 0:00 – 0:56 mins
– 0:56 – 2:04 mins
– 2:04 – 3:33 mins
– 3:33 – end.

Create a page, for a  travel brochure, advertising a space trip to Pandora.
When writing your advertisement, consider these points:
– Have you included an enticing title which will draw the reader in?
– Begin with an opening paragraph which gives an overview of
Pandora and why they might want to visit.
– Include short subsections which describe what they might see if they took the trip.
– Don’t forget to use persuasive features, such as: appealing
adjectives to describe the attractions, rhetorical questions, imperative verbs, e.g. ‘grab a ticket’ ‘book now’, facts and figures
about Pandora.

Friday 3rd July 2020

Re-watch the Pandora video from yesterday’s session.

 (Note: Although Avatar has a 12 certificate, this extract is age appropriate)

As you are watching, imagine you are an astronaut about to embark on a journey to Pandora. Think about the parts you would love to explore and also the places/things which you would be nervous to
encounter.

After watching, now imagine you have just spent your first day in
Pandora. Write a diary/ blog about your experience. 
Use the points below to help you…

  • Spaceship journey to Pandora
  • Landing on Pandora / first impressions
  • First place visited 
  • Second place visited / meeting creature from Pandora 
  • Closing paragraph – where are you now? How do you feel about tomorrow?

Have you been learning any of your spellings? If not have a go take a look at the key words list – chooses between 8-10 and have a go at learning them.
Keywords5and6

How is your reading going? Are you still using your Oxford Reading Buddy? Have you read any good books over lockdown?

I hope you have a wonderful week… Good Luck with your sports day activities!

Miss McKenna.

 

 

 

Monday 22th June 2020

Hello and welcome to week 4 of Summer term 2!
I hope you have enjoyed your weekend did you go anywhere nice? We did social distance visits to drop off Fathers day cards, which was nice. 

Last week’s zoom meeting was really good fun, due to technical difficulties I know a few of you missed it, so I am organising another one. This will be on Wednesday 24th at 1pm. It is for a chance for us to catch up as a class and for you to see and talk to each other. If you would like to join in please send me an email and I will send you the login details! Looking forward to speaking to you all!

 This week we will be looking at….Tables, Roman numerals and some rounding.

 

 

Monday 22nd June 2020 Lesson 1 – Read and interpret tables

Video link –

Worksheet – Y5-Autumn-Block-3-WO4-Read-and-interpret-tables-2019

Answers – Y5-Autumn-Block-3-ANS4-Read-and-interpret-tables-2019

Tuesday 23rd June 2020 – Two-way tables

Video link –

Worksheets – Y5-Autumn-Block-3-WO5-Two-way-tables-2019

Answers – Y5-Autumn-Block-3-ANS5-Two-way-tables-2019

Wednesday 24th June 2020 – Roman Numerals

Worksheet –Y5-Autumn-Block-1-WO2-Roman-numerals-2019

Answers – Y5-Autumn-Block-1-ANS2-Roman-Numerals

Thursday 25th June 2020Rounding to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000.

 

Worksheet – Y5-Autumn-Block-1-WO3-Rounding-to-10-100-and-1000-2019

Answers – Y5-Autumn-Block-1-ANS3-Rounding-to-10-100-1000

Friday 26th June 2020 – BBC bitesize weekly challenge week 8

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zbh4ydm

problems-2019

This week our focus theme is Space.
Explore what is in our Solar System, the famous ‘Space Race’ and the thrilling, true survival space story – Apollo 13. Earlier in the year we looked at space through Science, so you should all be experts in this area.

When following links online, parents should monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online.

Monday 22th June 2020
Recap what you already know about the Solar System by reading these two sources – making notes as you read about each planet: Planetarium Junior Edition by Raman Prinja:
Planetarium_Junior_Edition_Extract

National Geographic Kids – The Solar System:https://www.natgeokids.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/The-Solar-System-Primary-Resource.pdf

Now listen to the rap…

Based on what you have read and watched, create your own rap, song or poem about the Solar System.
You may create your rap, song or poem in different ways, such
as:
• Use the rap you listened to on YouTube as a starting point and
edit some of the lyrics/ add to the existing lyrics to create your own
version.
• Choose one part of the Solar System to create your rap/song or poem about e.g. your favourite planet.
• Choose your favourite type of poem such as a limerick, haiku or
acrostic and use this to write about the Solar System.

Make sure you keep practising your rap, song or poem by reading it aloud and editing as you write.
Once you have finished, have a go at performing it to someone in your house. If possible, you could also record it and send to me by email!
If you are feeling really creative, why not make a music video to
support your performance too!

Tuesday 23rd June 2020

Find out more about the moon by reading these sources. Jot down any facts that you find interesting:
Dr Maggie’s Grand Tour of the Solar System by Maggie Aderin-Pocock (Pages 4-5): Dr_Maggies_Grand_Tour_of_the_Solar_System_Extract

National Geographic Kids website – Facts About the Moon:
https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/science/space/facts-about-the-moon/
Moon by Stewart Ross (Page 3):moon extract

Imagine you have been asked by the BBC to join Professor Brian Cox on a CBBC TV special about Space. He has asked you to do a five minute presentation on the moon.
If you are unfamiliar with who Brian Cox is, here he is in action
(scroll down to the video ‘How earth was created’):https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zk7fy9q

When creating your presentation, consider these points:

– Think about writing a script or key notes for your presentation –
making sure you practise aloud so that it stays within the five minute limit.
– You may want to use a computer programme to create a presentation, such as PowerPoint, or design and create posters which you can refer to as you speak.
– Think about how to keep your audience engaged – maybe you
could include some rhetorical questions which make your audience think more about your topic.

Once completed, have a go at performing it to someone in your house. If possible, you could also record it to send to me!

Wednesday 24th June 2020

Discover what ‘The Space Race’ was, by reading and watching these sources – making notes as you read.
Read: DK Find Out – The Space Race:https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/space/space-race/

Read: Pages 4, 5 and 6 of ‘Balloon to the Moon’ by Gill Arbuthnott:

Balloon_to_the_Moon_Extract

Watch: YouTube TedEd – ‘Who won the space race?’ – Jeff Steers:

Imagine you have been asked to create a page for ‘Science+Nature’
magazine – about the Space Race. A sample of the magazine can be
found here:https://sciencenature.theweekjunior.co.uk/look-inside

When designing your magazine page, you may wish to consider including these features:
– an exciting title
– fun-fact / ‘Did you know?’ boxes
– subtitles for your different sections
– Be creative with your layout – use different fact boxes and images
to make your page exciting to the reader.
– You may also want to include additional features, such as a quiz or word search.
Remember to keep reading over your work to check for spelling and
punctuation.

Thursday 25th June 2020

Discover who Katherine Johnson was and her amazing life by reading these sources – making sure you jot down notes as you read:
The Extraordinary Life of Katherine Johnson by Devika Jina:TheExtraordinaryLifeOf_KatherineJohnson_Extract

Fantastically Great Women who Worked Wonders by Kate Pankhurst (Page 1):Fantastically_Great_Women_Who_Worked_Wonders_Extract

NASA website: Who was Katherine Johnson?https://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/k-4/stories/nasa-knows/who-was-katherine-johnson-k4

Based on what you have read, select one of the following two outcomes:
Biography – Write a short biography about Katherine’s life.
Remember to write your biography in chronological order
(from Katherine’s birth up until her death), selecting the key dates
and facts about her life.
Or
Comic strip – Design and create a comic strip about Katherine’s
life. Make sure you plan out the story for your comic first – thinking about how many sections you want to split the story into, what captions you’ll have to add to the comic and the pictures you will draw.

Friday 26th June 2020

Find out about Apollo 13 – the most famous space survival story by
watching and reading these sources:

Watch: YouTube –Apollo 40th Anniversary –Apollo 13 Animation:

Read: DK Find Out – Apollo 13:
https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/space/moon-landings/apollo-13/

Read: Apollo 13: The moon-mission that dodged disaster:
https://www.space.com/17250-apollo-13-facts.html

Now watch this clip, taken from the film based on the story, ‘Apollo 13’ (rated PG). The clip is taken from a scene towards the end of the film when the astronauts are on their journey back to earth. As you are watching, jot down how you think each of the people the clip focuses on (the families of the astronauts watching, the NASA workers and the astronauts themselves) are thinking and feeling.
You may wish to use a table, such as the one below to jot down your ideas:

People in clip Thoughts/feelings
Families  
NASA workers  
Astronauts  

Apollo 13 clip: YouTube: Apollo 13 (1995) – Re-Entry Scene:

After completing your table, write a narrative piece retelling this
scene. You may wish to write it in third person (the astronauts …, the
families waited …) or first person (I sat there anxiously waiting, I held
my breath).
If you do decide to write your narrative scene in first person, decide
whose perspective you are going to write it from – a NASA worker, a
family member on Earth, etc.
Remember to keep checking over your work for spelling and
punctuation.

 

Science – This week we will have a look at Plants and how they reproduce.

  Watch this clip from ‘Explorify’. https://explorify.wellcome.ac.uk/en/activities/whats-going-on/shooting-sprouts/classroom?view-type=public

  • Which stage of a plant’s life cycle is shown?
  • Can you name the parts of the plant? 
  • What do you think will happen next?
    _________________________________________________________________
  • Many plants reproduce by developing seeds.
  • Seeds will germinate provided they have the appropriate conditions, e.g. enough water and warmth. This stage of the life cycle is called germination.
  • Roots grow first, followed by a shoot with leaves.   
      
    Read this section of BBC bitesize and watch the video cliphttps://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zgssgk7/articles/zyv3jty
  • What are the main life cycle stages for a flowering plant?
  • How are non-flowering plants different?


  • Food which contains seeds inside are fruits, even though we might think about some of them as vegetables!
    Watch this clip.

Now jot down a list of fruits you might find in a supermarket… not forgetting the ones that might be in the ‘vegetable section’!

Choose any four fruits to make your fact file. 

Possible options:apple, orange, lemon, tomato, green bean, pear, sugar snap pea, avocado, plum, green or red pepper, melon, cucumber…
(Note: Some varieties of fruit are grown as ‘seedless’ like grapes and satsumas.)​ See below for an idea of how to set out your fact file…
 

Time Capsule Booklet

 Colour in the first page of your Covid Time Capsule Booklet. During this week I would like you to complete…
Page 2 – You are living through history right now.
Page 3 – All about me.
Page 4 – How I’m feeling.
2020Covid-19TimeCapsule

Monday 15th June 2020

Hello and welcome to week 3 of Summer term 2!
I hope you have enjoyed your weekend and the amazing lightning storms we have had.

This week I am being brave! I am organising a class Zoom meeting. This will be on Wednesday 17th at 1pm. It is for a chance for us to catch up as a class and for you to see and talk to each other, Mrs Blezard and myself. If you would like to join in please send me an email and I will send you the login details! Looking forward to speaking to you all!

 This week we will be looking at….Decimals.

 

 

Monday 15th June 2020 Lesson 1 – Understanding percentages

Video link –

Worksheet – Lesson-1-Understand-percentages-2019

Answers – Lesson-1-Answers-Understand-percentages-2019-1  

Tuesday 16th June 2020

I’m very sorry Year 5, it has been brought to my attention that this weeks White Rose is the same Decimals as we did in week 2 of Summer Term 1. So the rest of this weeks lessons will be on…

Lesson 2 – Multi-step addition and subtraction problems

Video link-

Worksheet – Y5-Autumn-Block-2-WO5-Multi-step-addition-and-subtraction-problems-2019

Answers –Y5-Autumn-Block-2-ANS5-Multi-step-addition-and-subtraction-problems-2019

Wednesday 17th June 2020 Lesson 3 -Read and interpret line graphs

Video link –

Worksheet –Y5-Autumn-Block-3-WO1-Read-and-interpret-line-graphs-2019

Answers – Y5-Autumn-Block-3-ANS1-Read-and-interpret-line-graphs-2019

Thursday 18th June 2020 Lesson 4 -Draw line graphs

Video link –

Worksheet –Y5-Autumn-Block-3-WO2-Draw-line-graphs-2019

Answers – Y5-Autumn-Block-3-ANS2-Draw-line-graphs-2019

Friday 19th June 2020 Lesson 4 -Use line graphs to solve problems

Video link –

Worksheet –Y5-Autumn-Block-3-WO3-Use-line-graphs-to-solve-problems-2019

Answers – Y5-Autumn-Block-3-ANS3-Use-line-graphs-to-solve-problems-2019

This week our focus theme is World War Two (Part Two) We will explore what life was like for people in Britain in World War Two.
This week focuses on how propaganda was used in World War Two and the Blitz.

This week there is a lot of activities for you to complete, so Friday is an extra day, use this to complete any work you have not finished or have a read through each day and decide which piece will take you the longest and do over two days ( I would spend Thursday and Friday doing Thursdays work).

When following links online, parents should monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online.

Monday 15th June 2020

Find out what propaganda is and how it was used in World War Two by reading and watching these two sources:
Read: DK find out: World War II –Propaganda:https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/history/world-war-ii/propaganda/

Watch: BBC KS2 History: How propaganda was used during World
War Two:https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks2-how-propaganda-was-used-during-world-war-two/zr77wty

Now, explore some of the propaganda posters used in World War Two here Imperial War Museums: Second World War Posters:https://www.iwm.org.uk/learning/resources/second-world-war-posters

Imagine you have been asked to create a television advert to accompany one of the posters you have looked at.
Choose one of the posters and the message it was giving to the British people, such as the ‘Drink Milk’ or ‘Grow Your Own’.
Write a script for an advert which could be aired on the television, promoting the same message. You can have a go at recording it if you’re feeling brave!

Tuesday 16th June 2020

Find out about the Blitz by exploring these two sources, making notes as you read:
Read: Imperial War Museums: The Blitz Around Britain:https://www.iwm.org.uk/history/the-blitz-around-britain

Watch: BBC History KS2: The Blitz:https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks2-the-blitz/zm22jhv

Now look at these photographs taken during the Blitz, Imperial
War Museums: 15 Powerful Photos Of The Blitz: https://www.iwm.org.uk/history/15-powerful-photos-of-the-blitz

Now watch the short YouTube clip, Blitz: animated multimedia
here:

Now today you can choose what you would rather do…

Write a poem to describe a night during the Blitz. You can choose what type of poem you write: free-verse, acrostic etc.

or

• Imagine you are sitting in one of the houses shown in the
YouTube clip. Write a diary entry / blog of that night. Think about your thoughts and emotions throughout as you write. 

Wednesday 17th June 2020

Read and enjoy the opening chapter, Keep Calm and Carry On from
Letters from the Lighthouse by Emma Carroll here:Letters_from_the_Lighthouse_FINAL_opening_extract

Write down what you think Olive’s thoughts and feelings are during these key points in the chapter. Make sure you give reasons for each of your answers based on what you have read:

1. Eating supper at home (pages 1-2)
2. Arriving at the cinema and watching the newsreel (pages 4-5)
3. Air-raid announcement – waiting for Sukie (pages 6-7)
4. Taken towards an air-raid shelter (pages 8-9)
5. Seeing Sukie and following her (pages 9-11)
6. Sukie talking to a stranger (page 12)

An example answer for key point 1, ‘Eating supper at home’, may be:
‘I think Olive doesn’t like the food she is having for tea because she says it is that bad that ‘it’s a wonder we’re still alive’. However, she feels she has to eat it because she says ‘no-one chucks food
away with a war on’. 

Thursday 18th June 2020

Learn about ‘Rip the rescue dog’ by reading the true story, Rip: a
Rescuer Among the Ruins (pages 1-8) from the book Jet the Rescue Dog… and Other Extraordinary Stories of Animals in Wartime by
David Long here:Jet the Rescue Dog FINAL opening extract

Imagine you have been asked to write an information page about
Rip and his amazing feats which could feature in ‘Brilliant Brainz’ – a
children’s magazine. A sample of the magazine can be found here:https://e.issuu.com/embed.html#34725660/64755706

Design a page about Rip which would fit perfectly into this magazine. You may wish to include features such as:

– an exciting title
– fun-fact / ‘Did you know?’ boxes
– subtitles for your different sections
– explanation boxes for words children may be unsure of
– be creative with your layout
– use different fact boxes and images to make your page exciting for the reader
– you may also want to include additional features, such as a quiz
or word search.

Don’t forget to use as many facts from the story as possible by returning back to the text to find information

Friday 19th June 2020

This week you have had a lot to do a lot so use today to complete any work you have not finished.

The Ancient Greeks told many stories known as myths a short form of ‘mythology’ to explain their world and what happened. They believed that the immortal gods and goddesses controlled everything that happened on Earth. These gods and goddesses could behave well or badly just as people can. Each city had its own special god or goddess which they believed would protect them. The gods and goddesses lived at the summit of Mount Olympus, which is the highest mountain in Greece. Zeus was the supreme god. The Ancient Greeks believed that the gods were looking down and watching what everyone was doing, and they told stories showing the power of the gods and the dangers of displeasing them.

This week I would like you to make either a Greek Gods and Goddesses PowerPoint or booklet, to include…

  • A page/slide per God/Goddess
  • At least 5 pages/slides
  • Images of the God/Goddess
  • Fun Facts about them
  • What were they God of?

This week we will continue to study the movement of people in any sport.
Pick an action and sketch it (this could be from a photo or video of someone running or doing a sport of your choice), using your sketch build up your person to have muscles, clothes and added details. Using paint, felt tips or colouring pencils paint/colour your moving images and please send me a photo of them so I can make a class collage with your pictures.

I hope you all have a good week, looking forward to talking to some of you.
Take care and stay safe,

Miss McKenna.

 

Monday 8th June 2020

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you have all had a nice relaxing weekend and are ready for our week 2 of the Summer term 2!

I hope you are all remembering to keep fit and active! I know some of you love Joe Wicks, although some of you might want a change so here are some links for more ideas to stay fit and active…

NHS Change for life – https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/activities?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIqsnajcO16AIVB7LtCh0XuQANEAAYASAAEgLFtvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

Scouts Outdoors, Indoors! – https://www.scouts.org.uk/the-great-indoors/

Marathon Kids – https://marathonkids.org/free-pe-resources-for-parents-families/

Go noodle for families – https://www.gonoodle.com/

This week we will be looking at…multiplying fractions and finding fractions of amounts.

 

 

Monday 8th June 2020 Lesson 1 – Multiply unit and non-unit fractions by integers

Video link –

Worksheets – Lesson-1-Multiply-unit-and-non-unit-fractions-by-integers

Answers –Lesson-1-Answers-Multiply-unit-and-non-unit-fractions-by-integers

Tuesday 9th June 2020Multiply mixed numbers by integers.

Video link –

Worksheets – Lesson-2-Multiply-mixed-numbers-by-integers-2019

Answers –Lesson-2-Answers-Multiply-mixed-numbers-by-integers-2019

Wednesday 10th June 2020Fraction of an amount.

Video link –

Worksheets – Lesson-3-Fractions-of-an-amount-2019

Answers –Lesson-3-Answers-Fractions-of-an-amount-2019-1

Thursday 11th June 2020 – Using fractions as operators.

Video link –

Worksheets – Lesson-4-Fractions-as-operators-2019

Answers –Lesson-4-Answers-Fractions-as-operators-2019


Friday 12th June 2020 – Negative numbers

Using the link below follow the instructions on the page there are  two videos and two interactive activities.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zkmv382

Have a go at some times table games on purple mash or https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/category/22/most-popular

This week our focus theme is World War Two.
We will explore what life was like for people in Britain in World War
Two. We will focus on the start of the war and what life was like for evacuees.
When following links online, parents should monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online.

Monday 8th June 2020

Explore key facts about World War Two by watching and reading these two sources, making notes as you go.
Watch BBC History KS2: Britain declares war on Germany, here:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks2-the-outbreak-of-world-war-2/z7d847h
Read National Geographic Kids: 10 Facts about World War Two here:
https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/history/general-history/world-war-two/

Based on what you have watched and read, create a quiz for a member of your family / your teacher to answer.
Try to use a range of different questions in your quiz, such as:
– True/False
– Multiple choice
– Ordering statements
You may choose to create your quiz on an online platform such as Kahoot! 
https://kahoot.com/home/family-friends/

Tuesday 9th June 2020

Listen to the radio announcement that told the people of Britain
that their country was at war with Germany. Jot down how you think
people felt when they heard this for the first time. (Please note: most
families did not have television at this time so listening to the radio
was how they would have found out the news.)
https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/history-ks2-world-war-2-clips-the-declaration-of-war/z4qn6v4

Now watch the opening scene from Goodnight Mr Tom PG (from 0:00 – 2:34mins). As you are watching, look at the different types of people who are sat in the church (families with children, an RAF officer and his wife, elderly couples etc.) and think about how they are feeling.
Write down words and phrases that could describe this scene. 

Write a free-verse poem (there are no rules for this type of poetry) to depict the scene you have watched. 

Wednesday 10th June 2020

Explore why children were evacuated and what life was like for them by watching and reading these two sources. Jot down any information which interests you:
Watch – BBC History KS2: An Evacuee’s Adventure:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks2-an-evacuees-adventure/zk7hy9q

Read – Evacuation of Children and Women during World War Two:
http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/war/evacuation.htm

Based on what you have read and watched, create an information page, which could feature in a historical magazine about life as an evacuee.
Think carefully about how you present your information, considering these points:
– Do you have clear headings/sub-headings to inform the reader?
– Have you included facts/dates from the information you’ve read?
– Have you included any personal accounts about life as an evacuee
(this could be taken from the BBC video clip you have watched)?
Remember to proof-read your information page, checking for spelling and punctuation. 

Thursday 11th June 2020

Read the opening (up to the end of page 5) of Goodnight Mister Tom
by Michelle Magorian here:

GOODNIGHT MR TOM FINAL EXTRACT

Based on what you have read, draw a picture of Mr Thomas ‘Tom’ Oakley and William ‘Willie’ Beech. Around the pictures you have drawn, label words and phrases taken from the text.

Now watch the opening (3:40 mins- 9:24 mins) to the film Goodnight
Mister Tom (rated PG) here:

Compare the opening of the film to the opening of the book. What are the similarities and differences between the two? Write these down.
Which opening to the story do you prefer – book or film? Write down your preference and the reasons for your choice.

Friday 12th June 2020

Based on all you have read and watched this week, write a short story about a child being evacuated in World War Two.
You may wish to use the following plot structure for your story:

1. The announcement of war Open your story with your character hearing the news that Britain is at war.
Where are they and who are they with?
How do they feel?
How do others in the family feel?
2. Evacuation Your next section could be your character hearing the news that they are to be evacuated, packing their belongings and
waving goodbye to their family.
3. Arriving in the countryside Your next section may be describing your
character’s arrival in the countryside, being
collected by the billeting officer and taken to their new ‘home’. Think about describing the setting of the countryside compared to their life in the city and describing your
character’s emotions throughout this scene.
4. Settling into a new home You may wish to end your short story describing what your character’s new home
is like. How are they settling in? Do they like the household they have been taken to?

Don’t forget to check your punctuation and spelling.

How was Greece ruled?

There was never one country called ‘ancient Greece’. Instead, Greece was divided up into small city-states, like Athens, Sparta, Corinth and Olympia.

Each city-state ruled itself. They had their own governments, laws and army. So, ancient Greeks living in Sparta considered themselves Spartan first, and Greek second.

Famously, the city-states didn’t get on very well and often fought each another. However, sometimes they joined together to fight against a bigger enemy, like the Persian Empire.

Only a very powerful ruler could control all Greece. One man did in the 300s BC. He was Alexander the Great, from Macedonia. Alexander led his army to conquer an empire that stretched as far as Afghanistan and India.

Life in Ancient Greece was different for different people.

Women and men had different roles and some people were kept as slaves. Even rooms in some houses were kept for use by different people.

Spartan life and Athenian life were very different watch the following videos…

Can you do some of your own research? Over this week make a fact file page on being a Spartan and a page on being an Athenian. Include sections on…

  • Men
  • Women
  • Boys
  • Girls
  • Education

The Ancient Greeks were very interested in sports, choose one of the videos below, pause the video at a point in the routine. Using a pencil or a pen, try and make a quick sketch of the person. Where are their legs? Arms? What sort of shape does their body make?

If you need some help on sketching have a look at this video…

I hope you are all enjoying your reading, have you been on Oxford reading tree recently? I will be having a look later on this week. If not what sort of books have you been reading? I would love to hear some, if there is a book you would like me to read please email me and let me know and I will try and make another video.

I hope you all have a great week, if you want to share any work with me or any interesting things you have been doing please email me. I will start sharing some of your work, things you have been doing in a class gallery.

year5@penwortham-pri.lancs.sch.uk

Take care and stay safe,

Miss McKenna.

Hello and welcome back!
I hope you have had a lovely half term and enjoyed the glorious weather we have had. Have you been busy having lots of fun? We have had a great time, playing in the paddling pool and going on some nice long walks and bike rides. Joseph is getting bigger and is walking around, jumping into his little paddling pool and trying to say words. Now that he is a little bit bigger it means I have more time to be your class teacher and I will be here all week. I’m quite excited to be here on Thursdays and Fridays!

Wednesday 3rd June

This week to get our super brains back into working order I thought we could start with some times tables. As you know the maths gets a little trickier each term, no matter how tricky it gets if you know your times tables it will be easier. Have a look at your times tables first, practice any you know are harder for you. 

Now log onto your Purple Mash, I have set a times table task, it says it is an assessment, but this is for you to know which ones you need to practice. There are 25 questions and you only have a small amount of time to answer each one. At the end it will show you in green the ones you got right and in red the ones that are incorrect, click on any red ones to show you which times tables you need to keep trying with.

Thursday 4th June

Hopefully you now know which times tables you need to work on, below is a link to some great maths games. If there is an option play them using times tables or multiplication. There are quite a few to try! Aim for about half an hour of practice on the games.

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/category/22/most-popular

Friday 5th June

Go back to purple mash and have another go at the maths assessment you did on Wednesday; can you beat your previous score? Can you get 25? If so, how many attempts did it take?

This week we are going to have a go at some grammar lessons, as a recap on what you already know but giving your amazing brains the chance to warm up ready for this half term.

Wednesday 3rd June

Today we will focus on paragraphs and homophones, if you follow the link below there are two videos to watch and three activities, just work your way down the page.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zm9dqp3

Thursday 4th June

Today we will focus on using apostrophes, if you follow the link below there are two videos and three activities, just work your way down the page.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zdsthbk

Friday 5th June

Today we will focus on using an ellipsis, if you follow the link below there are two videos and three activities, just work your way down the page.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z73sf4j

Our topic for Summer term 2 is…

Faster, Higher, Stronger.

We will focus on Ancient Greece, if you click on the link below it will take you to this half terms celebration homework.
Homework Summer Term 2 Year 5 

Over the next few days I would like you to…

  • Locate Greece on a map or atlas
  • Identify and draw the Greek flag
  • Create a timeline of Ancient Greece.

I know we are all missing our loved ones and if you like hugging like I do this is a hard time. I found a really nice idea and Jack and Joseph both did this…

‘Make a hug’

All you need is paper, tape/glue, scissors, paint/pencils or felt tips.

If you only have A4 paper stick a few sheets together so you can draw around your head, shoulders and arms.

  1. Roll out a piece of paper (or tape them together) and make sure it’s long enough for your wingspan. 

  2. Get a grown up to trace your outline on the piece of paper. 

  3. Paint it like yourself with eyes and a mouth or just add doodles or make it really colourful.
  4. Cut it out.
  5. Make a hug by folding the arms in. 

    And that folks is how you can “make a hug”!

  6. Make it extra special by adding the hug poem

I miss you when you’re far away.
I’d love to see you every day.
But since I can’t come over to play,
I’m mailing you a hug today!
So although it may be quite a sight,
Wrap my arms around you tight!
Repeat daily to keep your smile bright
Until we get to reunite!

These are the hugs Jack and Joseph sent to their Granny!

Friday 22nd  May 2020

Good morning Year 5.

Welcome to Friday and the last working day before a week’s rest. I hope you all find ways to have lots of fun and  I look forward to seeing or hearing from you soon.

Maths – Friday Family Challenge

I have put the documents you need here but they are also accessible on the White Rose Home Learning website.

Friday Family Challenge

Answers

English – The Titanic

Read National Geographic Kids – Twenty Top Titanic Facts here:

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/history/general-history/would-you-have-survived-the-titanic/

Make a note of the two facts you find most interesting. Maybe you could create a quiz based on the twenty facts you have read about for a family member  to answer.

 

PSHE – Expressing Feelings

Click the link below to complete the lesson

Managing Feelings

Take care and have fun.

From Mrs Gaskell

Year5@Penwortham-pri.lancs.sch.uk

Thursday 21st  May 2020

Hello Year 5,

I hope all is going well and you are looking forward to a week without home learning tasks – nearly there!

Maths – Subtract Mixed Numbers

                         

Worksheets – Lesson-4-Answers-Subtract-mixed-numbers-2019

Answers – Lesson-4-Subtract-mixed-numbers-2019

English – The Titanic

For the first few days of its voyage, from April 10th 1912  until the evening of April 14th 1912, life on board Titanic was fun and exciting for passengers on board. This website gives you more information about the first few days. Read Titanic -the Voyage: https://www.ultimatetitanic.com/the-voyage

Imagine you are a passenger on board Titanic – you can select which class you are! Create a postcard for a loved one back at home explaining your trip so far. Include key facts based on what you have read today, and throughout the week.

PSHE – Expressing Feelings

Click the links below to complete the lesson

Managing feelings

Resource 1 – match up

Have a great day.

From Mrs Gaskell

Year5@Penwortham-pri.lancs.sch.uk

 

Good morning Year 5.

I hope you have all had a nice relaxing weekend and are ready for our week 5 of the Summer term!

Monday 18th May 2020

This week we will be looking at…adding and subtracting fractions as well as adding and subtracting mixed numbers.

Monday 18th 2020 – Add and subtract fractions.

Video link –

Worksheets – Lesson-1-Add-and-subtract-fractions-2019

Answers – Lesson-1-Answers-Add-and-subtract-fractions-2019-1

Tuesday 19th May 2020 – Add fractions

Video link –

Worksheets – Lesson-2-Add-fractions-2019

Answers – Lesson-2-Answers-Add-fractions-2019

Wednesday 20th May 2020 – Add mixed numbers

Video link –

Worksheets – Lesson-3-Add-mixed-numbers-2019

Answers – Lesson-3-Answers-Add-mixed-numbers-2019

Thursday 21st May 2020 – Subtract mixed numbers

Video link –

Worksheets – Lesson-4-Answers-Subtract-mixed-numbers-2019

Answers – Lesson-4-Subtract-mixed-numbers-2019

This week we will be focusing on the theme: Titanic.
We will explore all there is to know about the most famous ocean liner, ‘Titanic’,concentrating on Titanic before the sinking.
When following links online, parents should monitor that children are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online.

Monday 18th May 2020

Read about Titanic here, jotting down key facts that interest you:
https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/history/titanic/
Now read Titanic Facts and Figures and watch the video about how Titanic was built, jotting down key information.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z8mpfg8/articles/zng8jty 

Based on what you have read about Titanic so far and the notes you have made, create a ‘True or False’ game for a member of your family or teacher to answer.
Don’t forget to write the answers, too – giving an explanation
of the correct fact if the answer is false.

Tuesday 19th May 2020

Read and watch What was life like on board Titanic?
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z8mpfg8/articles/zkg9dxs

Now watch this clip Timeline: The Sinking of Titanic – Britannica Encyclopaedia from 4:08 mins to 5:05 mins.

Imagine you are employed by the White Star Line (the company who owned Titanic) and have been asked to create a promotional leaflet or poster to advertise Titanic and its facilities.
Create a leaflet or poster persuading people of all classes to buy a ticket. Try to include information of what’s available to do on board for all classes.
If you’d like more information and images about the facilities available on board Titanic, use this website to support writing your
leaflet or poster:http://www.titanicandco.com/inside.html

Make sure you continue to proof-read your work as you write, checking for spelling and punctuation.

Wednesday 20th May 2020

Watch this clip of passengers boarding the ship, taken from the 1997 film Titanic:


(Note: Although the film has a 12 certificate, this clip is age appropriate)

Watch again – pausing at key points as you watch, and jot down words or phrases for the things you can see and hear in the clip, such as:
cars arriving, crowds of people, third-class passengers having a health inspection and the ship’s horn.
Now go back and improve your words and phrases for example,
cars arriving’ may become luxurious cars arrived on the dock and ‘crowds of people’ may become ‘the crowds of people were like a swarm of ants’. (This should only take about 10 minutes)

Once you have improved your sentences, have a go at writing this scene in narrative form.
Imagine this scene is for a new opening of a story about Titanic. Write the opening to the story retelling this scene. Don’t forget to include the words and phrases you have written.
You can select whether your opening is written in first person, ‘As I arrived, I saw Titanic for this first time’ or third person ‘As Character name (you choose your character) arrived, she/he saw Titanic for the first time.’
Make sure you continue to proof-read your work as you write,  checking for spelling and punctuation.

Last week you had a look at some different materials and their properties, some of you looked into how they are made.

In the world around us materials can/are changed. Some of these changes are permanent – this is called IRREVERSIBLE, and some are not permanent – this is called REVERSIBLE. This week we are going to investigate these different types of changes. Please do this over the next 3 days, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

I would like you to do some experiments at home…
 all the experiments involve you making a material change, I would like you to find out if the changes are reversible or irreversible!

  • What happens when bread is put near a hear source?
    Describe the changes made when bread changes into toast.

 

  • What happens when you heat up an egg?What changes do you notice? Can the changes be reversed?

 

  • What happens when you heat up chocolate?
    What do you notice? Can you make it change back to how it was? What type of change is this?

 

  • Now you might want to do this one outside… What happens when you mix bicarbonate of soda with vinegar? You will need… bicarbonate of soda, vinegar, balloon, plastic bottle, bit of cardboard.
  1. Wear safety glasses.
  2. Place 50g of bicarbonate of soda in a balloon (use a cardboard cone).
  3. Place 50ml of vinegar in a bottle.
  4. Carefully stretch the neck of the balloon over the bottle without letting any of the bicarbonate of soda spill into the bottle.
  5. Lift up the balloon to tip the powder into the vinegar.
  6. Repeat with double the bicarbonate of soda and vinegar.

What happened? Can you get the ingredients back? What type of reaction was it? 

Once you have had a go at this with a balloon, if you have an adult to help you could get creative… add a bit of food colouring, can you make a rainbow reaction?
I hope you enjoy your science this week! Can you find any more reversible or irreversible changes? If so have a go (make sure you have permission off an adult) and send me some photos!

Some of you have asked me about spellings, if you have finished the Stage 5 spelling Spy you had started on the Key word lists (so some words you should have already learnt), If you have just started the Stage 5 Spelling Spy don’t worry have a go at the Key word list.

These are the Key words for Year 5/6 so you need to know how to spell them by the end of next year although it will help if you can learn some of them now.
Keywords5and6

Try to pick 8 words a week and learn them, get a grown up to test you at the end of the week.

Have fun and remember to send me any work you are proud of or things you have done at home that you want to share…

Year5@penwortham-pri.lancs.sch.uk

Miss McKenna.

 

Friday 15th  May 2020

Good morning everyone. It’s Friday again!

Maths – Friday Family Challenge

I have put the documents you need here but they are also accessible on the White Rose Home Learning website.

Friday Family Challenge

Answers

English

Based on all the inventions you have looked at throughout the week, select your favourite one. Imagine you have been asked to create an advertisement to sell this invention on the TV.

Write a script for your advert. Think about including persuasive features in your script such as: the invention benefits, appealing adjectives, a snappy slogan, facts and offers. If possible, once you have written your script, you could video the advert to send to me.

Have a look at this clip showing different ways to advertise sprouts – it might give you some ideas!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zqxjmp3

PSHE – Making Decisions Part 2

Click the links below to complete the lesson.

PSHE LESSON 2

Resource 2

Thank you for all your hard work this week. Have a good weekend.

Take care, from Mrs Gaskell

Year5@Penwortham-pri.lancs.sch.uk

Thursday 14th  May 2020

Good morning everyone. I hope you are enjoying the week so far.

Maths – Compare and Order Fractions

Video – https://vimeo.com/415437066

Questions – Lesson-4-Compare-and-order-fractions-less-than-1-2019

Answers – Lesson-4-Answers-Compare-and-order-fractions-less-than-1-2019

English

Read about ten of the latest inventions created here:

https://www.cbc.ca/kidscbc2/the-feed/10-of-the-latest-inventions-to-make-life-easier

Imagine you are to write a countdown of the Top 5 Latest Inventions for a technology magazine. Select your top five based on the ten you have just read about and write your countdown. Try to include a short explanation of what the invention is and why it features in your Top 5.

Remember to read back through your work to check for spelling and punctuation.

PSHE – Making Decisions

Click the links below to complete the lesson

PSHE LESSON 1

Resource 1

I look forward to hearing from you. Have a good day.

From Mrs Gaskell

Year5@Penwortham-pri.lancs.sch.uk

Add and subtract fractions

Video link – https://vimeo.com/418155222

Worksheets – 

Answers – 

Monday 11th May 2020

Good morning Year 5, welcome to week 4 of our summer term.

I hope you all had a good weekend. Did you do anything to celebrate VE day and the bank holiday?

From now on Maths will be slightly different, we are still going to use the White Rose maths but they have changed how things are available to us. So you need to watch the video on the link, then download the questions, the answers are also linked to download, so you can check your work when you are done.

Monday 11th May 2020- Area of rectangles

Video for area of rectangles…https://vimeo.com/415436807

Questions…Lesson-1-Area-of-rectangles-2019

Answers …Lesson-1-Answers-Area-of-rectangles-2019

Tuesday 12th May 2020 – Equivalent fractions

Video for equivalent fractions – https://vimeo.com/415436912

Questions – Lesson-2-Equivalent-fractions-2019

Answers – Lesson-2-Answers-Equivalent-fractions-2019

Wednesday 13th May 2020 – Convert between improper fractions & mixed numbers

Video for improper fractions – https://vimeo.com/415436982

Questions – Lesson-3-Convert-between-Improper-and-mixed-numbers-2019

Answers – Lesson-3-Answers-Convert-between-Improper-and-mixed-numbers-2019

Thursday 14th May 2020 – Compare and order fractions.

Video – https://vimeo.com/415437066

Questions – Lesson-4-Compare-and-order-fractions-less-than-1-2019

Answers – Lesson-4-Answers-Compare-and-order-fractions-less-than-1-2019

In English this week our focus theme is Inventions.
Discover inventions from history which ave changed the world, inventions which were discovered by accident and the latest inventions created.

Monday 11th May 2020

Watch the BBC clip What is an invention?:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/design-and-technology-ks2-what-is-an-invention/zrf92sg

After watching the clip, write your own definition of what an invention is.

Now read about some key inventions  in history here:
Inventions

Based on what you have just read, select the invention you
think is the most important. Write down which invention you have
chosen, a short description of it and why you think it is the most important.

Tuesday 12th May 2020

Watch this video about Tim Berners-Lee, the man who created the
World Wide Web:

Read this comic about Tim Berners-Lee, the  man who created the
World Wide Web:
Tim Berners-Lee comic

Once you have read the comic, write a short biography about Tim
Berners-Lee’s life.
Remember to write your biography in chronological order
(from his birth up until most recent times), selecting the key dates and facts about his life.
Remember to read back through your work to check for spelling and
punctuation. 

Wednesday 13th May 2020

Read about three inventions which were discovered by
accident here:
Accidents-Happen-Primary-Resource

Once you have read this, watch this clip about another invention which was discovered by accident – the potato chip (or crisps as they
are more commonly known in the UK):

(watch from the start up until 2:30 mins).

Imagine you are to write about the discovery of potato chips in a similar style to the article you read at the start of this lesson.
Write your version of the discovery of potato chips using the same format as this article, such as:

  • selecting your main title,
  • using the sub-headings ‘The ‘Oops’ Moment’ and ‘The Details’
    with a short description.
  • finally a sub-title for the discovery and a short explanation.

Remember to read back through your work to check for spelling and punctuation.

The rainforest needs huge amounts of water and sunlight in order to grow, the rainforest is home to many different species of plants and animals. Unfortunately deforestation is putting many animals and plants at risk of loosing their habitat and some even becoming extinct. Find out about an organisation that is trying to stop deforestation and to help the rainforest.

Make a leaflet or fact sheet to tell people about what your organisation is doing to help.

 Here are a few organisations to help you…
• Friends of the Earth International: https://www.foei.org/what-we-do/forestsbiodiversity
• Greenpeace: https://www.greenpeace.org.uk/what-we-do/forests/
• International Tree Foundation: http://internationaltreefoundation.org
• Rainforest Alliance: https://www.rainforest-alliance.org
• United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: http://www.undp.org/content/undp/
en/home/sustainable-development-goals/goal-15-life-on-land.html
• Worldwide Fund for Nature: https://www.wwf.org.uk/what-we-do/area-of-work/
tackling-forest-loss-and-damage

Take your time, find out as much as you can this is your topic work for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

I hope you are still reading everyday, please try to remember to fill in your reading record.

This week I have a comprehension task for you. In English you will be learning about Tim Berners-Lee’s life. Read the biography and answer the questions, if you are feeling brave have a go at the game!

Tim Berners-Lee comprehension

I hope you have a good week. Take care and stay safe.

If you have any questions or work you want to share, remember to email me at…

Year5@penwortham-pri.lancs.sch.uk

Talk soon,
Miss McKenna.

 

Thursday 7th  May 2020

Good morning everyone and welcome to the last day of home learning this week. 

Maths

Please follow the link below and complete Summer term – week 3 lesson 4 – Calculate Perimeter

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

Since 1945 the end of World War Two in Europe has been marked by Victory in Europe Day, better known as VE Day. On 8th May 1945, Prime Minister Winston Churchill made an announcement on the radio at 3pm that the war in Europe had come to an end, following Germany’s surrender the day before. This year,
the 8th May 2020 will mark 75 years since the first VE Day! Until the current Covid-19 crisis struck, there had been plans to stage celebratory events and street parties in many places. Sadly, this has all had to be cancelled but some families will still decorate their homes or baking to celebrate whilst they are all in lockdown!

Have a look at the resource below and then create a poster, fact sheet or PowerPoint page to share what you have learnt or talked about with your family.

VE Day Home Learning KS2

You might want to do a little baking too!

Enjoy Bank Holiday weekend.

Take care, Mrs Gaskell

 Wednesday 6th May 2020 

Please follow the link below and complete Summer term – week 3 lesson 3 – Divide with remainders. 

 
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/ 

Read and enjoy Chapter 4 of the story, My Father’s Deep Dark Secret. 
Danny_the_Champion_of_the_World_-_Roald_Dahl 

 What is Danny’s dad’s secret? How do you think Danny feels about his dad’s secret? Why? Give reasons for your answer.  

Have you ever seen a pheasant? The males are quite colourful!Did you know that people today still shoot and eat pheasant? It makes a very tasty ‘game’ dish. A lot of people who grow up on farms or near the country will have family or friends who have shot or eaten pheasant. They often have working dogs, the dogs job is to pick up any pheasants that have been shot and carry them back to their owner.

These people will have permission to do so and are not poachers, although if you go onto someone else’s land and shoot them without permission it is still classed as poaching.
Have you ever eaten pheasant?  Would you like to try pheasant? 

Explore this website to find out more about pheasants. Note: Parents may choose to support their child in reading this web page as it is a game conservation page.
https://www.gwct.org.uk/research/species/birds/common-pheasant/

Create a small fact file based on what you have learnt about pheasants. 

Carry on from yesterday…

Year 5, you have been asked to project manage the design and opening of a mini museum all about materials. 

Success Criteria: When we have finished… the museum needs to include information on the variety of materials we use in the modern world, properties of common materials, where materials come from and how they are disposed of along with some information on interesting materials. The museum will be aimed at younger visitors and needs some information, some exhibits to touch and some practical activities to take part in.  

To start with I need you to… 

  • Make a list of natural and man-made materials (can you add in where they come from?).  

Useful materials and their properties. Choose a material type e.g. wood, metal, glass, wool, cotton and plastic. 

  • Research the material including where it comes from, how it is manufactured into a useful resource, different uses of the material and collect photographs and real objects (from home and around school) to represent the material. 
  • Make a mini exhibit about their material as part of the museum. This could be a power point – like what you see on walls/interactive displays in museums or actual examples of the material with different labels -  like in a museum display case (please take a photo and send to my email or even both. 

 

Tuesday 5th May 2020

Please follow the link below and complete Summer term – week 3 lesson 2 – Multiplying 4-digits by 2-digits.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

Roald Dahl took lots of inspiration for this story from his own life. Some of his other, most famous, stories are also first mentioned in
Danny the Champion of the World.
You can find out more about the background to this novel here:
https://www.roalddahl.com/roald-dahl/stories/a-e/danny-the-champion-of-the-world

Now read and enjoy Chapters 2 and 3 of Danny the Champion of
the World, ‘The Big Friendly Giant’ and ‘Cars and Kites and  Fireballoons’:
Danny_the_Champion_of_the_World_-_Roald_Dahl

Note: Please read Chapter 3 together with your parent, discuss the personal and environmental dangers of fire balloons/sky lanterns.

Create a character profile for Danny’s dad making sure you use
words and phrases from the text.

Open the character profile link to download/print a character profile sheet or to help you create your own.
Character profile Dad

Year 5, you have been asked to project manage the design and opening of a mini museum all about materials.

Success Criteria: When we have finished… the museum needs to include information on the variety of materials we use in the modern world, properties of common materials, where materials come from and how they are disposed of along with some information on interesting materials. The museum will be aimed at younger visitors and needs some information, some exhibits to touch and some practical activities to take part in. 

To start with I need you to…

  • Make a list of natural and man-made materials (can you add in where they come from?). 

Useful materials and their properties. Choose a material type e.g. wood, metal, glass, wool, cotton and plastic.

  • Research the material including where it comes from, how it is manufactured into a useful resource, different uses of the material and collect photographs and real objects (from home and around school) to represent the material.
  • Make a mini exhibit about their material as part of the museum. This could be a power point – like what you see on walls/interactive displays in museums or actual examples of the material with different labels –  like in a museum display case (please take a photo and send to my email). Or even both.
  • Please don’t worry if you can’t do this all today, it might take a few days.

Welcome to Summer term, week 3 of home learning. I hope you have all enjoyed your weekend, are a little refreshed and ready to learn.

Remember to make sure you are doing some form of exercise each day, Joe wicks is still doing his morning PE session. I quite enjoy doing cosmic yoga, have a go at the Harry Potter one!

Have you all been reading lots? I hope so! Send me the names of any good books or your favourite author. Jack is looking for some more books to read so any ideas are welcome.

Monday 4th May 2020

Please follow the link below and complete Summer term – week 3 lesson 1 – Multiplying 2-digit numbers.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

This week in English our focus text is Danny the
Champion of the World by Roald Dahl. Each day you will be asked to read a section of Danny the Champion of the World. You can choose to read this independently or with a member of your family.
When following links online, parents should monitor that children
are remaining on that page only and are keeping safe online.
If you have a copy of the text at home, use this. If not, a full online
version is available to read here:
Danny_the_Champion_of_the_World_-_Roald_Dahl

Read Chapter 1- The Filling-station

You can also listen to Chapter 1 (and part of Chapter 2) here:
https://www.audiobooks.co.uk/book/stream/200422

Based on what you have read, do you think Danny is rich or poor?
Use evidence from the text to support your answer (one or two sentences only).
Now create a character profile for Danny based on what you have read in Chapter 1. Make sure to use words and phrases from the text
such as, ‘During his early years, Danny spent all day in the workshop
helping his father with cars.’ 
Open the character profile link to download/print a character profile sheet or to help you create your own.
Character profiles Mon

Have a look at some of Ruth Daniels art. Look at how she used bright, bold, blocks of colour and strong lines to make statement pieces of art. She uses lots of shades of green as her back grounds and bright bold colours for the animals (foreground).

Create an image of your own representing the rainforest, with a lush leaf/flower background (tones of green) and a bird or animal in the foreground, think about composition.

I’m looking forward to seeing your pictures (if you don’t have paint you can use other mediums like crayons or felt tips). Enjoy!

Miss McKenna. 

Remember, if you have any questions, want to share your work or any thing else you have been doing/making with me my email is…

year5@penwortham-pri.lancs.sch.uk

 

Friday 1st May 2020

Good morning and welcome to May!

Maths

Please follow the link below and complete the Friday Challenges. Just as last week, I recommend that you try challenges 1 to 5 but do go beyond if you feel up to it!

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

English

Create a fact file page about the deadly creature you designed yesterday.

Think about ensuring you have answered key questions for your reader such as; Where does it live? What makes it deadly? What does it eat? Where and how does it hunt?

French

Last week you had a go at learning some vocabulary for some local amenities.

How many can you remember?

Today, see if you can tell someone in your family what there is in Penwortham and in Preston by putting a sentence together. Use these prompt sheets to help you.

 

Well done on another week of learning from home. I hope you have a good weekend. Take care, Mrs Gaskell.

 

Thursday 30th  April 2020

Good morning everyone and Happy Thursday. I hope you have all been having a good week even though you might not have been able to go outside quite as much.

Maths

Please follow the link below and complete Summer term – week 2 lesson 4 – Subtracting decimals with a different number of decimal places.

There are a lot of calculations to do today and it gets tricky. I suggest spending one hour at the most on this activity and if it gets too tricky, stop before the end and don’t worry. The video does help though, as using the counters in this visual way makes it easier to understand what is happening. You could maybe try this using coins as counters.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

English

Based on all you have read so far this week, design your own deadly creature.

This could be a hybrid of your favourite deadly creatures such as a cobra snake and a tiger combined or a completely new creature.

Give a name for your deadly creature and draw a picture of it – labelling the key ‘deadly’ features around the image.

Write a few sentences to describe your creature explaining why it is so deadly.

You might get more ideas from here:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/shows/deadly-60

PSHE

For PSHE today, I would like you to find someone at home that you could have a short debate with. 

Teachers can be replaced with computers

Choose one of you to be for this statement and one of you to be against.  Use your experiences over the last few weeks to help you come up with 4 reasons each to support your point of view. Have a gentle argument! Which point of view is the strongest? I would be interested to know opinions  and how the debating experience went on the email.

Thank you from Mrs Gaskell

Wednesday 29 April 2020

May your Wednesday be wonderful…

Please follow the link below and complete Summer term – week 2 lesson 3 – Adding decimals with a different number of decimal places.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

Read the following two extracts about snakes, making a note of any key words or phrases used:

‘Predators’ By Steve Backshall
predators extract final sm

‘100 Most Feared Creatures‘ by Anna Claybourne:
viperswed

Now watch ‘Iguana vs Snakes’ scene taken from Planet Earth II:

Imagine you are the new ‘David Attenborough’ or ‘Steve Backshall’ and have been asked to narrate this scene (be the voiceover for the scene).

Write the narrative you would say to accompany this scene. Try to include lots of facts about snakes using the key words and phrases you have jotted down. You may wish to read aloud your voice over to a family member and, if possible, record it to send to me!

Close your eyes and listen to the video below (just a few minutes I think it’s 2 hours long!). What can you hear? How many different animals can you hear? Do you know what any of the animal sounds are? How does it make you feel? 

Do you think you could make music that sounds like rain?
What instruments could you use?
Could you use items from around your house?
Listen to the next video, this choir make a rainstorm using their hands only!

Can you have a go? Get your family to join in.

I hope you enjoy the rest of your week.
Stay safe and take care,
Miss McKenna.

 

Welcome to Tuesday 28th April 2020!

Please follow the link below and complete Summer term – week 2 lesson 2 – Subtracting decimals with the same number of decimal places.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

Today I would like you to look back at the video from yesterday and the animals you looked at in more detail. Based on what you have learnt, create a quiz for a family member, adult or teacher to answer.
An example of a quiz based on deadly animals can be found here:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/quizzes/deadly-60-felines-and-fangs-quiz

 

The rain forest has lots of physical features that make it so unique. Today I would like you to research the different layers of the rainforest…

  • Forest floor
  • Understory layer
  • Canopy layer
  • Emergent

Watch the following video to get you started…

Can you find out some facts about each layer? Include height, types of plants/animals, how much sunlight and your favourite fact for each layer.

Make a cool multi layer leaflet or interactive powerpoint (links to the layer names on first slide) to show your findings. If you make a powerpoint please will you email it to me, so I can see what amazing facts you have found. You can spend today and tomorrow on this as tomorrow your topic is music based.

 

Hello Year 5, welcome to this week’s home learning! I really hope you have been making the most of the sun as it looks like we may see some rain this week. Let’s hope we don’t have too much!

 

Please follow the link below and complete Summer term – week 2 lesson 1 – Adding decimals with the same number of decimal places.

 
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

At some point this week please log onto purple mash and have a go at the set task 2graph.

 

 

This week will explore deadly creatures from the rainforest (whilst sitting in the comfort of your own home!) By the end of the week, not only will you know lots about some deadly creatures, you will have also created your own!

To find out about some of the deadly animals that can be found in the rainforest watch this video

Now choose your favourite 3 Deadly Amazon Animals – find out more fun facts and then write two sentences about your favourite three animals using the following links…

Jaguar – https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/animals/general-animals/jaguar-facts/

Anaconda – https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/animals/reptiles/anaconda-facts/

Poison dart frogs – https://www.kidzone.ws/lw/frogs/facts-poison.htm

Bullet ant – https://www.activewild.com/bullet-ant-facts/

Brazilian wandering spider – https://kids.kiddle.co/Brazilian_wandering_spider

Rattle snake – https://www.coolkidfacts.com/rattlesnake-facts/

Red bellied piranhas – https://www.coolkidfacts.com/piranhas-facts/

Electric eel – https://kids.kiddle.co/Electric_eel

Amazonian centipede – https://planetzoo.fandom.com/wiki/Amazonian_Giant_Centipede

Black caiman –  https://www.activewild.com/caiman-facts-and-information/

Choose your favourite animal that you have read about today and create a fact file about it.

 

I spoke to Mrs Lambert the other day and she said that you have been designing your own 3-D frames. If you want to you can go on tinkercad and complete your designs. Once you have completed them if you message Mrs Lambert on Purple Mash telling her you have finished and what colour you would like it, she will print them for you and they will be ready when we return to school. Click on the link below to take you to Tinkercad – if you can’t remember your login details, please Email me and I will try to get them to you.


 

 

Friday 24th  April 2020

Good morning everyone.

For Maths today, please follow the link to  the Friday Challenge.

As it says by the activity, the most suitable questions for Year 5 are questions 1 to 5. These challenges are great to solve together with your family – talking about how to solve them. If you really enjoy these challenges, you could go even further and see what you can achieve. Good luck!

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

For English today, using all you have read / watched throughout the week to create a fight scene/chapter between a hero (this may be you!) and the Greek creature you created yesterday. Try to include some ‘ing opener’ sentences and interesting words/phrases which you have collected throughout the week.

I was talking with Madame Darby last week and she told me how much she had enjoyed working with you all during those few weeks last half term. She shared with me some of the learning she had hoped to do with you and so I thought I would choose some to send over to you.

Have a look at the PowerPoint with all the local amenities that a village or town might have. Once you have done that, have a look at the pictures and see how many of the French words you can remember. If you want to use it, I have also attached a work sheet to fill in.

My town

Name the places activity

 

Good Morning from Mrs Gaskell!

I hope you are all well and have enjoyed your break from learning at home but that you are now also enjoying the work that has been sent to you this week so far by Miss McKenna. I have heard how well so many of you are doing and I am really looking forward to hearing from you all. 

Please continue to send your work, your comments or your questions to the Year 5 email where I will look and respond on a Thursday and Friday. If you and your family think that the learning I have provided is taking too long, just do what you feel is the most important and helpful to you in your learning.

Take care and hope to see you soon.

Thursday 23rd April 2020

For Maths today, please follow the link to  Summer Term Week 1 lesson 4: Adding decimals-crossing the whole.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

Watch the video before completing the activity and then use the answer sheet to check your work.

https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/book/3647/Dr-Drakes-Collectors-Library-by-Dugald-Steer.html and use this to create your own entry.

For PSHE today, I would like you to think about habits. Talk about this with someone in your family. If you want to, you could send your thoughts to me in an email.

What is a habit?

  •  What are common habits that people have?
  •  Why do people develop habits?
  •  Do people choose habits?
  •  How can habits make us feel?
  •  Is a habit always bad/harmful?  Can habits be helpful?
  • ‘A habit I would like to stop is…’
  • ‘A habit I would like to start is…’

Thank you for working hard today. 

Welcome back year 5! I hope you have all had a lovely Easter and a good break. Although its probably not been quite what you were expecting, I hope you have had lots of fun and played out in the beautiful sunshine. I know we have certainly used our garden much more than normal.

I am missing you all so much, but I am so proud of you all, keeping safe and staying at home! Hopefully, we will all see each other soon. In the meantime, I am back to setting some daily Maths and English tasks as well as some fun things you can try at home. I check my Emails and would love to see anything you wish to share with me.

Monday 20.04.2020


Adding decimals within 1. Please follow the link and complete: Summer term – Week 1 – Lesson 1.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

This week, we will explore Greek Gods, Greek myths and Greek monsters leading up to writing your own monster vs. hero fight scene.
Explore the Greek Gods using the following website:

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/history/greece/greek-gods/

You might want to take some notes about your favourite one for later! Which is your favourite Greek God you have read about? Why?
Now read this extract ( you can only see a few pages) from the book ‘Greek Gods and Heroes’:

https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/book/15699/Greek-Gods-and-Heroes-Meet-40-mythical-immortals-by-Sylvie-Baussier.html

(You will need to become a member of the LoveReading4Kids community. Membership is free. Please ask a grown up to help you).

Imagine you are to write an entry about your favourite God to go into the book. Design a page which could be inserted into the book. Think about your layout so it is similar to the rest of the book. Features such as fact boxes, sub-titles and pictures may be used.

The theme for Topic this half term is… Amazing Amazon 

Today I would like you to have a look at an atlas, globe or map of the world. Can you find the Northern hemisphere, Southern hemisphere, equator, Tropic of Capricorn and the tropic of Cancer?

Once you have found them and you think you can remember, go to Purple Mash, I have set you a challenge!

Tuesday 21.04.2020

Subtracting decimals within 1.
Please follow the link and complete: Summer term – Week 1 – Lesson 2.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

Read, watch and listen to the Greek myth ‘Theseus and the Minotaur’.

Read:
http://myths.e2bn.org/mythsandlegends/textonly563-theseus-and-the-minotaur.html

Watch:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQuAUBX5xBw

Listen:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/ks2-primary-history-ancient-greece-theseus/zkvqkmn

Go back to the text http://myths.e2bn.org/mythsandlegends/textonly563-theseus-and-the-minotaur.html and use WordHippo https://www.wordhippo.com/ to investigate any words which you are unsure of.

Write down any really good/wow words you find. Look up synonyms, if you can’t remember what one is have a quick look here…

Use some words (either wow ones you have found or synonyms you have found) to create an amazingly ‘Greek’ word bank for later on.

Today I would like you to find where is the Amazon Basin and in which countries is it located? If you can print the map below Map of the world 

  1. Can you find and label these continents on your map:
    • Africa
    • Antarctica
    • Asia
    • Australia
    • Europe
    • North America
    • South America

    2. Find and label these rainforests on your map:
    • Amazon Rainforest
    • Congo River Basin Rainforest
    • Daintree Rainforest
    • Madagascar Rainforest
    • Southeast Asian Rainforest

    3. Label the three lines on the map to show:
    • The Equator
    • The Tropic of Cancer
    • The Tropic of Capricorn

 

Wednesday 22.04.2020

Complements to 1. Please follow the link and complete: Summer term – Week 1 – Lesson 3.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

Read Chapter 4 ‘My Mother Teaches Me Bullfighting’ from Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief here:

https://getfreestorybooks.weebly.com/uploads/1/0/7/7/107718885/riordan_rick-percy_jackson-_the_complete_series.pdf(This will download as a pdf).
You can also listen as you read
here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2LNyTZZajE

Write or highlight (if you have printed out as a PDF) some words or phrases from the text that describe the minotaur.
Now watch the film clip of the same scene here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAE_PelhISM (PG)

Have a go at writing some sentences that start with words ending in ‘ing’ to describe the scene, such as: ‘Drawing his sword, Percy dived towards the fearsome creature.’
A list of words ending in ‘ing’can be found here: https://www.mrsmuellersworld.com/uploads/1/3/0/5/13054185/ing_openers_cheat_sheet.pdf
(This will download as a pdf).

Now try and use some of your ‘ing openers’ and your own ideas to write part of this scene in your own words.

Can you make me a fact file on the Amazon river? How long is it? Where does it start/finish? What sort of animals can you find in it? 

 

I thought I had attatched this terms Topic HW but it hasn’t uploaded so for anyone who is missing it here it is, for some fun things to have a go at…

Homework Summer Term 1 Year 5

 

 

Welcome to the class page for Year 5.  We will update this page with work we would like you to complete at home!

Miss McKenna & Miss Gabbott

To contact us during this period of school closure please e-mail Year5@penwortham-pri.lancs.sch.uk and we will get back to you.

Hi Year 5,

Miss Gabbott again! 🙂 Hope you’re all well; staying safe and having a great ‘Week 2’.  I am having a bit of a lazy start to the week this week.  I did lots of cleaning, tidying and organising last week and I think it has tired me out.  I’m definitely missing the lovely sunshine too.  Hopefully, the sun will put his hat back on for us in the next few weeks to brighten us all up.  I hope you’ve all been doing some really fun activities and spending lots of quality time with the people in your house. I miss seeing your happy, smiley faces but I’m happy that you’re all safe and well.

Here are your Thursday and Friday activities: enjoy!

Miss Gabbott 🙂

Thursday 2nd April 2020

English (Grammar):

Apostrophes for Possession and Contraction 

There are two ways of using apostrophes in a sentence: apostrophes for possession and apostrophes for contraction.

Apostrophes for possession are used when we talk about something belonging to something or someone else and the apostrophe is placed after the noun/name before the ‘s’ e.g. The dogs tail was wagging.

If it is more than one person/animal/noun etc, the apostrophe is placed after the ‘s’ e.g. The dogs tails were wagging.

Apostrophes for contraction are used when a word or a group of words are shortened to create a new word.  The apostrophe is placed where letters have been taken away e.g. cannot becomes can(the second ‘n’ and the ‘o’ are taken away and replaced by an apostrophe).

In your ‘Home Learning’ book (after the long date and the title), write the following sentences, inserting the apostrophes where they need to be:

  1. Katies bag was on the back of her chair.
  2. I dont think I can go to the party.
  3. The cats tongue was sticking out.
  4. Bens head was hurting after he fell over.
  5. She couldnt see that far from where she was standing.
  6. The cats tongues were sticking out.
  7. Lucys card wouldnt stand up on the table.
  8. Youll be able to sit down on Wills table in a moment.

In your ‘Home Learning’ book, change these words into contractions with an apostrophe:

she will she’ll 
cannot   
should not   
I will   
they are   
we have   

Maths:

Percentages as Fractions and Decimals

Continue with your Maths home learning on ‘White Rose Maths’ (Lesson 4 – Step 9 – Percentages as fractions and decimals) at https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

RE:

The Prophet Muhammad and the Revelation of the Qur’an

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Last week, you carried out some research on the Islamic religious text: the Qur’an.  This week, you are going to find out how the Qu’ran came about because of the prophet Muhammad.

Read the following text:

Islam is the world’s second largest religion.  It teaches that God is merciful and powerful and that people can call on God when they are in need.  God is known as Allah. People who follow Islam are known as Muslims. Muslims believe that Islam has always existed and became known to them through prophets.  It is believed that the last prophet was Muhammad.

The Qur’an is written in Arabic and is the holy writings of Islam.  Muslims believe it is the word of God and that it teaches people about right and wrong.  Anyone who handles or touches the Qur’an has to follow special rules.  They must wash in ways called ablutions.

Muhammad was born in Mecca in Saudi Arabia.  He worked as a merchant and became known for his honesty.  He was a deeply spiritual person and would often meditate on Mount Hira.

One day, he was meditating  in a cave on Mount Hira when the Angel Gabriel appeared and spoke to him. Muhammad began to recite words which he believed came straight from God.  This was his first revelation from God.

Over the next 22 years, Muhammad received more revelations from God.  These revelations were written down as the Qur’an.  From that time, Muhammad was known as Prophet Muhammad and he preached about the revelations for the rest of his life.  He is recognised as the founder of Islam.

The main message is that there is no God but Allah and that life should be lived in submission to Allah.

Prophet Muhammad died in AD 632 in Medina.  He is buried there.

In your ‘Home Learning’ book (after the long date and the title), use the text to answer the following questions in full sentences:

  1. What is Islam?
  2. How did Muslims learn about Islam?
  3. Write two facts about the Qur’an.
  4. What are ‘ablutions’?
  5. Explain how Muhammad had the Qur’an revealed to him.
  6. What did Muhammad do after the Qur’an had been revealed to him?
  7. Write the main message in your own words.

Bonus Activity:

Dance Like Nobody’s Watching!

It’s that time of the week again! 

This afternoon, I would like you to choose your favourite music or just some happy, uplifting, energetic music and dance around the room for at least 20 minutes!

If you’re a keen dancer or want to learn something new, why not look for some dance tutorials on YouTube? There are lots of different levels for different types of dance.  I love HipHop/Street Dance 🙂

Here’s some ideas:

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=hip+hop+tutorial+for+kids  

Let me know what songs you have been dancing to 🙂 

Friday 3rd April 2020

English:

Poetry: Limericks

A limerick is a silly poem with five lines. They are often funny, silly or nonsensical. Limericks were made famous by Edward Lear, a famous author who wrote the “Book of Nonsense” in the 1800s. This is one of Lear’s limericks:

There was an old man in a tree,
Who was horribly bored by a bee,
When they said, “Does it buzz?”
He replied, “Yes it does!”
“It’s a regular brute of a bee!”

Find out some more about limericks here:

Read and listen to 7 silly limericks here:

Now! In your ‘Home Learning’ book (after your long date and your title), using the examples you have read and listened to, see if you can write your own limerick!

Use these tips to help you:

  • Lines 1, 2 and 5 rhyme and are longer lines (3 beats);
  • Lines 3 and 4 rhyme and are shorter lines (2 beats).

Maths:

Equivalent Fractions, Decimals, Percentages

Continue with your Maths home learning on ‘White Rose Maths’ (Lesson 5 – Step 10 – Equivalent FDP) at https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

Music:

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Continue to learn the song ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ by DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince (Will Smith).  The following is the full version of the song but when you watch the TV show, the song on the opening credits is a shorter version.  These are the lyrics that fans of the show know and love 🙂 I have made those lyrics bold below.

(This is the  opening credits to the TV show but the sound quality isn’t amazing – the first episode is 30 years old!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAXx-K7Ct7w 
(This is just the song but the FULL EXTENDED VERSION and the sound quality is much better).

Full Extended Version Lyrics:

Now this is a story all about how,
My life got flipped turned upside down,
And I’d like to take a minute just sit right there,
I’ll tell you how I became the prince of a town called Bel-Air.
 
In West Philadelphia born and raised,
On the playground is where I spent most of my days,
Chillin’ out maxin’ relaxin’ all cool,
And all shootin’ some B’ball outside of the school,
When a couple of guys who were up to no good,
Started makin’ trouble in my neighbourhood,
I got in one little fight and my mom got scared,
And said you’re movin’ with your auntie and uncle in Bel-Air.
 
I begged and pleaded with her day after day,
But she packed my suitcase and sent me on my way,
She give me a kiss and then she gave me my ticket,
Put my walkman on and said I might as well kick it,
First class yo this is bad,
Drinkin’ orange juice out of a champagne glass,
Is this what the people of Bel-Air live like?
Hmmm this might be all right!
But wait I hear they’re prissy? Bourgeois and all that?
Is this the type of place that they should send this cool cat?
I don’t think so I’ll see when I get there,
I hope they’re prepared for the prince of Bel-Air!
 
Well uh the plane landed and when I came out,
There was a dude looked like a cop standin’ there with my name out,
I ain’t tryin’ to get arrested yet I just got here,
I sprang with the quickness like lightning disappeared.
 
I whistled for a cab and when it came near,
The licence plate said fresh and it had dice in the mirror,
If anything I could say that this cab was rare,
But I thought nah forget it: “Yo home to Bel-Air!”
 
I pulled up to the house about 7 or 8,
And I yelled to the cabbie “Yo homes smell ya later!”
Looked at my kingdom I was finally there,
To sit on my throne as the prince of Bel-Air!
 
RESEARCH CHALLENGE:
 
Will Smith was a very successful recording artist throughout his years on ‘Fresh Prince’ and beyond.  Lots of Will’s songs sampled another existing song.  In music, sampling is the reuse of a portion (or sample) of a sound recording in another recording. You might listen to somebody’s song and think that you’ve heard it before.
 
One of Will’s songs ‘Will 2K’ samples a 1982 song called ‘Rock the Casbah’ by British Punk band ‘The Clash’.
 
Research the following information about Will’s songs:
 
1. What original song (and by which artist in what year) does Will’s song ‘Miami’ sample?
2. What original song (and by which artist in what year) does Will’s song ‘Men in Black’ sample?
 
Email me with the answers if you find them 🙂 
 
Easter Activity:
 
 
It is getting closer and closer to Easter.  It is 9 days today until Easter Sunday. I thought it would be nice (if you would like to and you and your family celebrate/acknowledge Easter) to do some Easter crafts. Just because we’re indoors doesn’t mean that we can’t get into the spirit.
 
You could:
 

If your family doesn’t celebrate Easter, you could make some lovely ‘Spring’ crafts .

Take some pictures of anything you make and email them to me.  I would love to see 🙂

Have a lovely, restful and safe Easter break Year 5.

Miss Gabbott x 

Tuesday 31st March

Remember to do some exercise today. Are you doing PE with Joe Wicks or playing on your trampoline? I’ve even spoken to people doing Just Dance and Wii Sports on their Wii!

Please follow the link below and complete week 2 lesson 2 – Order and compare decimals. 
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

Write a set of instructions. Use the following link to remind yourself what instruction texts are…

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVU8AvBScvA

You could write instructions for your favourite game, making a Lego spaceship, or for making your favourite cakes. You choose! Remember to…

  • Use bossy (imperative) verbs, such as… hold, fold, pour, tidy, sort, order.
  • Use time connectives like… first, secondly, next, after.
  • Use clear and concise sentences.
  • Make sure instructions are in chronological order.
  • Use full stops and capital letters.
  • Add labelled diagrams where necessary.

This is for Tuesday and Wednesday , so have a really good think and take your time.
Have a look at Maya architecture, what do you like? Can you make a special pyramid, temple or a typical Maya hut?

Have a look at the following link…

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks2-ks3-what-did-maya-houses-and-buildings-look-like/zbjvrj6

You can either make one of your own or design one on paper and label. Write a few paragraphs, one  to describe your building/design and another to describe other types of buildings/pyramids/temples.

 

Wednesday 1st April

Please remember if you have been using IDL at school, you can use this for your maths/english as well as/instead of the daily task. If you cant remember your log in details email me at…

year5@penwortham-pri.lancs.sch.uk

Please follow the link below and complete week 2 lesson 3 – Understand percentages. 
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

 

Today for your english I would like you to write a film review. You can choose a film that your have watched or watch one to review.

Writing a Film Review

Planning…
Imagine that your review is to be posted on an Internet film website. It will be read by people of all ages. It should be between 100- 500 words.
Start by answering the following questions as a plan before you start your review.

  • Film title. You could also include a star rating here.
  • Introduction: what you expected from the film
  • Genre: what type of film is it? Does it have a message?
  • Plot: what happens in the film? Does the plot make sense? Is it easy enough to follow? Is it believable? Don’t give it all away though!
  • Characters: Who are the main characters and what are they like? Who are the actors playing these parts, and are they good in the parts?
  • What is the camerawork/ animation like? If there are special effects, what are they like? Are there beautiful scenes? Are there moments when the camera is used in an interesting way?
  • Did you enjoy the film? Why/why not? What were its good and bad points?
  • Would you recommend this film? To what sorts of people? Why?
  • Are there any other films you can compare this film to?

When you have completed your planning by answering all the questions, you should write your review.

Remember:

  • Set your work out in paragraphs
  • Take care with spelling and punctuation
  • Make the review interesting to read by choosing your language carefully
  • Write in the first person and try to address the reader directly. For example: ‘I urge you to go and see this film- it’s brilliant!’
  • Write in a style that is informal, but not too informal.

Remember to finish off your Topic work from yesterday! I’m looking forward to seeing your Maya architecture!

Hope you enjoy the rest of your week take care,

Miss McKenna 😉 

Good morning Year 5, Miss McKenna here. Welcome to week two.

Hope you are all well and have had a good weekend. It’s very strange not coming to work and I’m missing you all!

Monday 30th March 2020

I hope you are all enjoying some form of exercise each day (we are still doing Joe Wicks each day). I know some of you have been out on walks and bike rides as well as playing on your trampolines. Keep it up and feel free to send me photos or links to any good exercise ideas.

Please follow the link below and complete week 2 lesson 1 – Rounding decimals. 
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/
We have covered week 1 in class but if you are struggling/or can’t remember you can go back and have a look at week 1 to recap.

Can you write a formal letter for your local key workers? A letter for the local shop, farmers, nurses, doctors, cleaners, teachers, drivers or any other key workers you can think of. What would you like to say to them? What are you thankful for?  What will you do once this is all over and life returns to normal? What are you enjoying doing? Please write your letter on paper.

Remember a formal letter needs…

ADDRESS – Write your address at the top right.

DATE – Write the date underneath the address.

GREETING – If you know the person well : Dear George
                              If you know the person’s name : Dear Mr. Baker
                              If you don’t know their name : Dear Sir or Madam

OPENING – Tell the reader WHY you are writing :

I would like to know…
I am writing to you because…

CONCLUSION – Mention what you are writing for again. If you want something to happen after the person reads your letter, tell them.

CLOSE – If you are family or good friends : Love from
                    If you know the person’s name : Yours sincerely
                    If you don’t know their name : Yours truly.

Here is my example:

I am sure yours will be much better than mine with some amazing sentences!

Your parents can take a photo and send it to my email. Did you enjoy writing a letter? Why not write a letter to a family member you cant see at the moment. Or even write one to your friends. I’m sure your parents will take a photo and send it to them. 

 

Do you like Music?
Have a look at Myleene’s Music Klass…
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQh2wgJ5tOrixYBn6jFXsXQ
Or how about Gareth Malone’s Great British Home Choir…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFgYqP2wUQU
Gareth does a live lesson at 5:30 each week day, let me know if you like it!
Get the whole family involved!

Are you feeling creative? Can you make some animals from old toilet rolls? Maybe you could make a zoo? Need some inspiration? Have a look at these…

 

 

Jack and I have started the Lego challenge, if you have Lego why don’t you have had a go at this over the next 30 days… 

Try some, ask your grown up to take a photo and email it to me! 

Hi Year 5 🙂

Miss Gabbott here!  Hope you are all well and adjusting to this change in routine.  I know it’s going to take a bit of getting used to but remember just because things are different, it doesn’t mean they have to be bad.

Keep on smiling; be kind to everyone and enjoy every day.  Even more importantly…stay safe and look after the people you’re with.

I hope to see some of your work and hear about what you have been getting up to in your emails so keep them coming please 🙂 (the email address is above).

Miss Gabbott x

Thursday 26th March 2020

English (Grammar):

Semi-Colons and Colons

We have been exploring three ways of using semi-colons and colons in sentences:

  1. Semi-colons in a list:
    e.g. Lucy went to the supermarket and bought a loaf of bread; a two litre bottle of water; a large bag of new potatoes and a family size box of donuts.
  2. Semi-colon instead of a conjunction (joining word):
    e.g. It was an extremely sunny day; I put sun lotion on my skin.
  3. Colon for information that follows an idea or point made:
    e.g. Julie has two daughters: Katie and Jen.

Using the three examples above to help you, write the following sentences in your ‘Home Learning’ book and put the semi-colons and colons in the correct places:

Semi-colons in a list:

  1. I went to the airport shop and bought a pile of magazines a set of earplugs a travel pillow and a bottle of water.
  2. My friend won a luxury holiday for two £1000 spending money and a year’s supply of chocolate.

Semi-colon instead of a conjunction:

  1. I was really hungry I ate a huge pizza.
  2. The football pitch was closed it had been snowing all day.

Colon for information that follows an idea or point made:

  1. They were looking forward to their holiday Florida and Hawaii.
  2. Stacy needed ingredients to bake a lovely cake flour, sugar, eggs and butter.

Challenge: Write one of your own sentences for each of the three types of semi-colon and colon.

Maths:

Times Tables

Remember how I always tell you that if you know your times tables, you can do pretty much anything in Maths with ease? Well, let’s see if we can use this time at home to get even better at them! You have done a lot of writing for me this morning so next, go on to ‘Topmarks’ at the link below:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables

For at least 20 minutes, choose from the different times tables games and activities. 

Which times tables are you confident with and which ones do you need some work on?

RE:

Why is the Qur’an so significant in the Islamic faith?

Research the Islamic religious text: the Qur’an.

Here are some good websites for you to explore:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/religious-education-ks2-my-life-my-religion-the-quran/z4p8mfr

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z4fgkqt

https://wiki.kidzsearch.com/wiki/Qur%27an

Remember if you see ‘Koran’ this is the English spelling! 

Create a poster explaining what you have found out.

Remember, a good poster needs:

  • A main heading;
  • Pictures;
  • Key words that stand out;
  • Interesting information but not too much writing;
  • Bright colours;
  • To be clear, attractive and eye catching!

Take a picture of your poster and email it to me so I can have a look!

Bonus Activity:

Dance Like Nobody’s Watching!

We would have been going swimming today so it is important to try and stay active while we are at home.  Hopefully, you will have had a go at Joe Wicks’ PE sessions at some point (or maybe even everyday) this week.

This afternoon, I would like you to choose your favourite music or just some happy, uplifting, energetic music and dance around the room for at least 20 minutes!

Move your arms, legs and your whole body! Sing at the top of your lungs! Get rid of some of that tension, worry or boredom that you might have been feeling this week.  See if you can rope your mum, dad, brothers, sisters and any other people in your household into doing it too! (I’ve already done this a couple of times this week sshh!)

Let me know what songs you have been dancing to 🙂 

Friday 27th March 2020

English:

Diary Entry:

In your ‘Home Learning’ book, write a diary entry of your day or summary of your first week being at home.

Features of a Diary Entry:

  • The date;
  • Begin with Dear Diary, (don’t forget the comma);
  • A description of events – what have you done? What happened?
  • A description of your thoughts and feelings;
  • Mainly in the first person (I did this, I did that, I felt…);
  • Mainly in the past tense (describing what has already happened);
  • Personal to you and informal;
  • Time order (Firstly, this morning…Then,…After that,…);
  • Sign off at the end (e.g. Speak to you tomorrow, Miss Gabbott x)
  • You might have some present/future tense at the end (see my example).

My Example:

Tuesday 24th March, 2020

Dear Diary,

Today has been a better day! I am definitely feeling more settled than I did yesterday.  Today was my second ‘official’ day of being at home.  After surviving yesterday, I knew what to expect.

Firstly, I woke up at 6am (no lie ins for me at the minute!).  I got up without snoozing; made my bed; went downstairs to make some breakfast and a cup of tea; brushed my teeth and got dressed.  The usual!

Next, I put some washing on.  I know it sounds boring but being at home has meant that I can catch up on some of the jobs that were mounting up.  It’s refreshing to feel like I’m not rushing around everywhere all the time.  My life is usually really busy so I’m actually enjoying more of a slow pace. I don’t think I will feel any boredom for a while!

After that, at around 11am, I planned some more activities for Year 5 to do on a Thursday and a Friday (this is when I usually teach them).  I am really enjoying planning these activities and replying to emails from the children.  I hope they keep sending me lots of emails so I can see and hear what they’re getting up to.

After lunch and a little sit down, I cleaned my bedroom, the bathroom, the hallway, landing and stairs with some of my favourite music on.  I really enjoyed listening to all of my favourite music.  When I’m not busy working, I’m definitely going to do more of the things I always complain I have no time for.

Next, I made a home made lasagne for tea while finishing off the day’s emails from year 5.  It was really yummy and I was very proud of myself.  I’m hoping to do more cooking while I am at home.

Finally, I had a lovely bubble bath; got ready for bed and now I am listening to one of my favourite podcasts.  It won’t be long until I am fast asleep.  I have actually really enjoyed today!

Speak to you tomorrow,

Miss Gabbott x

Yours might not be as long as mine, I just wanted to give you a good example 🙂

Maths:

Times Tables (Continued)

Keep practising Year 5! There are some really good games for times tables here:

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/category/22/most-popular

Choose the ones you want to do for at least 20 minutes please.

PSHE:

Self-Reflection Audit: All About Me

While we are at home and (hopefully) have more time than we usually do, now is a really good time to be reflective and think about ourselves as individual people.  Who are we and what makes us unique?

In your ‘Home Learning’ book; on a piece of paper or on the computer (wherever you want), draw a picture of you in the middle and write ‘ME’.  Then around the outside of your picture (like a mind map with arrows) answer the following questions about yourself:

  1. What is your name?
  2. How old are you and when is your birthday?
  3. What is your favourite food?
  4. Who is (are) your best friend(s)?
  5. What is your favourite TV show or YouTube channel?
  6. Who is your favourite singer/band/musician?
  7. What is your favourite song?
  8. What is one of your skills or talents?
  9. What would you like to get better at?
  10. What is one of your most favourite memories?
  11. What would you like to do while you are at home that you don’t usually have time for?
  12. What quality would you like somebody else to say that you have? (e.g. that you are really kind or generous).

Music:

The Fresh Prince of Bel Air

Seen as we had just started this in our music lessons, I thought it would be a shame to let it go to waste! Listen to the song, while reading the lyrics and see if you can learn it! Teach it to somebody else in your house 🙂 

Here is a link to the video on YouTube:

(This is the  opening credits to the TV show but the sound quality isn’t amazing – the first episode is 30 years old!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAXx-K7Ct7w 
(This is just the song but the FULL EXTENDED VERSION and the sound quality is much better).

Full Extended Version Lyrics:

Now this is a story all about how,
My life got flipped turned upside down,
And I’d like to take a minute just sit right there,
I’ll tell you how I became the prince of a town called Bel Air.
 
In West Philadelphia born and raised,
On the playground is where I spent most of my days,
Chillin’ out maxin’ relaxin’ all cool,
And all shootin’ some B’ball outside of the school,
When a couple of guys who were up to no good,
Started makin’ trouble in my neighbourhood,
I got in one little fight and my mom got scared,
And said you’re movin’ with your auntie and uncle in Bel Air.
 
I begged and pleaded with her day after day,
But she packed my suitcase and sent me on my way,
She give me a kiss and then she gave me my ticket,
Put my walkman on and said I might as well kick it,
First class yo this is bad,
Drinkin’ orange juice out of a champagne glass,
Is this what the people of Bel Air live like?
Hmmm this might be all right!
But wait I hear they’re prissy? Bourgeois and all that?
Is this the type of place that they should send this cool cat?
I don’t think so I’ll see when I get there,
I hope they’re prepared for the prince of Bel Air!
 
Well uh the plane landed and when I came out,
There was a dude looked like a cop standin’ there with my name out,
I ain’t tryin’ to get arrested yet I just got here,
I sprang with the quickness like lightning disappeared.
 
I whistled for a cab and when it came near,
The licence plate said fresh and it had dice in the mirror,
If anything I could say that this cab was rare,
But I thought nah forget it: “Yo home to Bel Air!”
 
I pulled up to the house about 7 or 8,
And I yelled to the cabbie “Yo homes smell ya later!”
Looked at my kingdom I was finally there,
To sit on my throne as the prince of Bel Air!
 
 
You’re all finished for this week! Well done Year 5! 

I thought I’d have a go at recording some stories for you.
So here is a short story by Terry Pratchett, Jack and I have been reading them and we really like them. Let me know what you think, if you like them I will do some more. Goose wanted to be in on the action, so you have it in two parts today. Enjoy! 

The links are below… 

Miss McKenna reads The Dragons of Crumbling Castle Part 1.

Miss McKenna reads The Dragons of Crumbling Castle Part 2.

 

Hello Year 5…

Hope you are all keeping well…

We will update the page daily for you to follow what the class are doing, I will add Tuesday and Wednesday for you today as I’m sure it will take us all a while to get used to this.

Tuesday 24th March 2020 

Try joining in with Joe Wicks live PE lesson at 9am. I tried it yesterday with Jack and Joseph and even Joseph can do the squats! I will try and get a photo or video of him doing them! If you don’t want to do it at 9am you can do it any time of the day or as many times as you want as once its been done, he is saving his videos on his YouTube channel.

PE – Youtube link

 As you know we have started looking at non-fiction texts. We had also started leaning about Maya Civilisation. Over the next week I would like you to make an information book or fact file about them. 

Today see what you can find out about 

 What was life like for the ancient Mayas? Explore what life was like for the ancient Mayas including: family roles, what type of jobs they did and what their diets were like. 

 Think about including… 

Heading
Subheadings
Diagrams with labels
Pictures with captions
Fun facts.  

Remember to use past tense and write in third person. 

Have fun!! I’m looking for 1-2pages including images. You can do this on a word document, a power point or on paper that’s up to you. 

Here are some links to help you…

Food         More food      Even more food

Jobs           Farmers          Family roles

Have a look at factors and prime numbers try the games at the end of the video clips! 

 

Remember to read…
Which books have you read?
What books do you like?
Use Oxford reading buddy. 

Wednesday 25th March 2020

Did you have a go at Joe Wicks live PE yesterday? Try joining in with Joe Wicks live PE lesson at 9am.  

 

 As you know we have started looking at non-fiction texts. We had also started leaning about Maya Civilisation. Over the next week I would like you to make an information book or fact file about them. 

Today see what you can find out about 

 What the ancient Maya’s believed in?
Can you name any of their Gods? What where they Gods of? What did they believe the earth was? How did the sky stay up?
Think about including…
Heading
Subheadings
Diagrams with labels
Pictures with captions
Fun facts.
Remember to use past tense and write in third person. 

Have fun!! I’m looking for 1 page including images. You can do this on a word document, a power point or on paper that’s up to you. 

 Here are some links to help…
Religion and Gods.

How are your number bonds?
Log onto Purple mash and play the set task for number bonds. If you know your times tables are tricky, pick a tricky one and practice on the 2simple table toons. Try the speed challenge when you feel more confident. 

Do you have someone you can read to at home? An older or younger sister/brother?Your teddies or dolls? Have a go at reading out loud to them. Can you do the voices of the different characters?

 Have you had a go at the Lego challenge yet? Lets see your photos! 

Jacks rocket Day 2

Try the paper caterpillar racing game…
Its really good fun!!

Miss McKenna lost!

Have you seen the experiment to show why soap works at killing germs?

Have a go…

  • Get a plate/saucer (white is best)
  • Fill with water
  • Sprinkle some finely ground pepper on to the water so it covers the plate (don’t touch it yet)
  • Now put a finger in…anything happen?
  • Next put some soap on your fingertip, rub it around the tip of your finger
  • Put your finger in…

Did it work? The soap should make the pepper ‘run’ away from you! This is why washing your hands is so important.