Welcome to Year 5!
WC 23rd March 2020.
This is going to be a bit strange for everyone so please use this week to ease yourself in and find a routine that best works for you. You do not have to follow a 'normal school day' routine but can work this however is best for you. It is probably going to take a few days to work out how to approach tasks and schedule your day. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you are confused by anything.
Below are some attachments to complete for the following week (23rd March). This is recap of Spring Term, so therefore there should be very little that can't be accessed. We have included any relevant teaching materials to help you and your child, for those areas yet to be covered in class. Please feel free to recap any previous learning, as appropriate.
As always, please continue to log onto Mathletics, TTRS and make sure you are reading daily, where possible.
Accelerated Reader can be accessed at home to complete quizzes after finishing a book. Please use the web address:
Easter Home Learning
We hope you all have a wonderful Easter break, albeit indoors! Here are some activities that you could complete if the lockdown has left you feeling bored:
Maths - Who will be the Easter Rock hero on TTRS?
Reading - Don't forget to continue reading daily and to complete the AR quizzes! Also, make sure you take advantage of the free offers that keep popping up online. Currently Audible is free, so you can listen to thousands of different books! Amazing!
PE - Joe Wicks PE on Youtube each morning at 9am! A great way to start the day!
Topic - make or cook something Easter related and post a picture to your class Seesaw journal.
Kindness - make an Easter card for an elderly or vulnerable neighbour living nearby. This could be posted whilst you are out on a walk for your daily exercise!
Home Learning 27/3/20
26/3/2020 - Maths
If you have not already done so, it would be great if you could create a rainbow to stick in your window for the rainbow trail. This movement is having a really positive impact on our society and it would be lovely to see as many of Year 5 taking part as possible. If you can, please send us pictures of these via SeeSaw so that we can appreciate the effort that you have made.
25/3/20 - Maths and Literacy
Maths 24/3/2020 - further to the materials outlined below, please complete these Addition and Subtraction challenges
Maths - 25/3/2020
Maths - Please access the work set for you on Mathletics and Times Tables Rockstars. Below are some additional challenges. We would like you to use this week to secure your understanding of your times tables.
Over the following few days we would like you to complete the following:
1. Write a set of instructions for making your lunch. This means that you will need to MAKE your lunch to help you know what to write. Make sure that you include:
- Numbered instructions
- Modal Verbs (must, should, will, could, ought)
- Imperative verbs/ bossy verbs (put, cut, take, etc)
- Correct punctuation
2. Write an instructional text on how to survive a day at school using modal verbs and imperative verbs. You will also need to include a range of sentence openers and sentence structures.
3. Write a short adventure story based around an animal of your choice. This does not need to be a long story but will need a beginning, middle and end. Make sure that you include:
- A range of sentence openers
- Correct punctuation
- Exciting vocabulary
- Expanded noun phrases
We would like children to spend AT LEAST 30 minutes each day reading. We have attached a list of appropriate questions that you can be asking your children to check understanding.
We have attached the Y3/4 and Y5/6 Statutory Spelling Lists. We would like children to spend time learning these and applying these to sentences. We have attached a set of spelling games and activities that the children can play.
Reading - Remember that we would like you reading for ATLEAST 30 minutes each day!
Spelling - We would like you to choose 10 words from either the Y3/4 or the Y5/6 spelling lists that you struggle with. Use the spelling activities to learn these words by heart. Can you write a funny paragraph involving all of these words?
Topic Based Learning
This menu of options is to cover the next 3 weeks (WC 23/3/20). Choose as many tasks as you wish and try to cover a range of subjects.
Choose a country that interests you to make a fact file about. You will need to include information such as:
- Spoken languages
- Famous landmarks
- Political structure
- Animals and habitats
- Interesting facts
ICT (choose 1 of 2 tasks): Please upload to SeeSaw.
- Create an animation on a topic of your choice using app software (I can animate lite is a free app that would be appropriate).
- Create a PowerPoint on a topic of your choice using transitions between slides and animations on pages.
History (choose 2 tasks):
- Create a timeline of Kings and Queens in English history. Find out who reigned for the longest and who reigned for the shortest amount of time.
- Create a factfile about Roman Exeter (Isca).
- Write a diary entry for a day in the life of a Mayan farmer.
- Draw a map to show which countries the Romans invaded.
DT (Choose 1 task):
- Create a model of a Roman chariot from your own choice of appropriate materials.
- Create a model of a Mayan temple.
- Design and create a piece of artwork based one of our Core Values (Love, Honesty, Perseverance, Thankfulness, Respect).
- Using ‘Learn2Draw’ website to learn how to draw 4 different animals.
Revise and memorise the days of the week, months of the year and numbers up to 20.
PSHE (Choose 1):
- Create a poster to explain a healthy diet.
- Write a set of instructions on how to keep healthy whilst self-isolating.
- Write a postcard to someone who is self-isolating.
Science (Choose 2):
- Create a life cycle of an animal of your choice.
- Draw a flower and label the parts using key terminology.
- Choose 10 items from your house and categorise them using the following properties. You may need to put them in more than one group:
4. Find out how many objects in your house are magnetic.
Year 5 Spring Newsletter and Knowledge Organiser
It is safe to say that Year 5 have already become fully immersed in their new topic
‘The Global Crisis’.
We have started by thinking about how plastic is having an impact on our environment through the documentary ‘Drowning in Plastic’. After watching the documentary, we felt incredibly passionate about informing others and calling for a change. Using our British Values of Democracy and Rule of Law, we took to the playground to protest the use of plastic in our country.
Over the past week, we have also carried out a litter pick around the local playing field and found an astonishing 4 bin bags full of plastic-based rubbish! We were amazed at the things we found which ranged from crisp packets to a large toy car and even a single doll’s arm!
In our topic work, we have built upon this passion by exploring work on climate zones and biomes
and how these are changing over time due to environmental changes.
The trickiest part was drawing our own maps freehand!
Year 5 launched their bottle rockets last week and thoroughly enjoyed watching them soar!
Grenville House - Day 5
Grenville's Got Talent Winners 2019!
Grenville House - Day 4
Year 5: Day 4 at Grenville House has consisted of kayaking, orienteering, climbing, canoeing, abseiling, high ropes and problem solving! Tonight we are looking forward to Grenville's Got Talent!
Grenville House - Day 3
Another fantastic day in the sunshine today! We have enjoyed raft building, high ropes, canoeing and abseiling! We also watched a film this evening with hot chocolate and biscuits!
Grenville House - Day 2
Today has been an action packed day consisting of canoeing, absailing, kayaking, climbing, orienteering. We have enjoyed some wonderful food - chicken korma! We also had a lovely time down at the beach!
Grenville House - Day 1
We have had a brilliant first day kayaking, canoeing, climbing and problem solving, and are very much looking forward to our first full day tomorrow!
5AC World Book Day
Year 5 have written some amazing myths in their literacy lessons this half term and enjoyed sharing them across the year group this morning.
Year 5 Rock out for Times Tables Rockstars Day!
We thoroughly enjoyed dressing up in our best Rock outfits and taking part in the TTRS challenge.