Year 5

Please click on one of the subsections to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths. The government have also brought together an initial list of free online educational resources to help children to learn at home.

Bored of computer screens? Pick an activity from here! Stuck inside? Have a go at one of these!

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* Week beginning 13th July – The final week!*

Wellbeing:

Playlist: https://youngminds.org.uk/media/3217/helloyellow-playlist.pdf

Maths: Watch this video to recap metric units of measurement!

Lesson 1 – Metric units

Lesson 1 Answers – Metric units

Reading: Check your answers from last Friday!

Reading activity: Test your knowledge of the main news items so far this year!

First News Quiz 2020

Writing: Make a job advert using the writing prompt below. Illustrate it and make it persuasive and eye-catching!

Music: Practice music with Rod! Click here.

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Tuesday 14th July

Wellbeing: The quiz is accessible here Maths: Watch the instructional video on Imperial units of measurements here.

Lesson 2 – Imperial units

Lesson 2 Answers – Imperial units

Reading: Take a look at the activities below!

Writing: 

Do you have a bike? If you had one, where would you go? Think of one place that you have always wanted to see, and write a diary entry as if you have just been on an adventure there. How do you feel now you’ve seen it? Where would you go to next?

Coding: Pick any activity you would like to do on Hour of Code! You can keep visiting the site over the holidays. Make sure you filter the search results – for your age group, click Grades 6-8 Beginner. Have fun!

https://hourofcode.com/uk/learn

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Wednesday 15th July

Wellbeing: 

Maths: Watch the video about converting units of time here.

Lesson 3 – Converting units of time

Lesson 3 Answers – Converting units of time

Reading: Writing:

Welcome to Windy City! What would Camden be like if the weather conditions are like this all the time? How would life change? What sorts of fun and interesting things could happen?

Art: Draw a scene from Windy City! What, or who, could be blowing in the wind? Use any medium you prefer!

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Thursday 16th July 2020

Wellbeing:

Maths: Watch the video on time tables here!

Lesson 4 – Timetables

Lesson 4 Answers – Timetables

Reading: Writing: Who are these people, and where have they come from? Where are they trying to reach? Describe their treacherous journey to wherever that may be! Use adjectives and adverbs to describe the scene in vivid detail.

Science / DT: Make a boat that you think would survive the journey, and see if it will float!

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Friday 17th July – Final day of the school year!

Dear parents and children,

We’ve made it! Thank you for all of your hard work this school year, especially since school closures! Here is the summer holiday work pack if you would like to keep up practise of the skills taught this year. Wishing you all a fantastic summer holiday. See you all in September! 

Year 5 Work Pack – Summer holidays

Best wishes,

Year 5 Team

Wellbeing:

Here is where you will find more wellbeing calendars, activites and games:

https://youngminds.org.uk/resources/school-resources/wellbeing-activity-calendar-and-games/

https://www.partnershipforchildren.org.uk/what-we-do/childrens-wellbeing-activities-for-teaching-staff-and-families.html

https://www.place2be.org.uk/our-services/parents-and-carers/coronavirus-wellbeing-activity-ideas-for-families/

Maths:

Here are some bumper packs of maths activities for you to have a go at over the holidays!

Year 5 Maths Revision Practice Booklet

Answers

Year 5 Summer Themed Maths Booklet – Questions

Year 5 Summer Themed Maths Booklet – Answers

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Reading: Here are some reading activities you could do over the holidays! Each activity has 3 levels of challenges, with the most challenging towards the end. Answers are at the bottom of each level of challenge.

A Hung Parliament Differentiated Reading Comprehension Activity

Armed Forces Day Differentiated Reading Comprehension Activity

Earthquakes Differentiated Reading Comprehension Activity

Fa Cup Differentiated Reading Comprehension Activity

Fire Drills Differentiated Reading Comprehension Activity

Refugee Week Differentiated Reading Comprehension Activity

The Great Plague Differentiated Reading Comprehension Activity

Tour De France Differentiated Reading Comprehension Activity

Wimbledon Differentiated Reading Comprehension Activity Differentiated

Writing:

 Try these activities over the holidays!

Task 1 Advertise Your Town

Task 2 The Ascent

Task 3 Film Review

Task 4 Letter to Your MP

Task 5 Continue the Story

Task 6 The Titanic

Task 7 The Supermarket

Task 8 Classroom Conundrum

Task 9 Ancient Myths

Task 10 A First Visit

Year 5 Summer English Activity Booklet

Year 5 Summer English Activity Booklet Answers

Arts and crafts:

https://leftbraincraftbrain.com/40-best-art-projects-for-kids/

40 Summer Art Ideas for Kids

Art ideas:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jq9fqBpIr_Y

ENJOY YOUR WELL-DESERVED SUMMER BREAK!

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*Week Beginning 6th July 2020*

Whole School Project:

Wellbeing: Here is the Wellbeing Calendar for July! What can you do to build your resilience?

Maths:

Do you know your polygons? Not quite sure what they are anymore? Take a look at this video to refresh your mind about regular and irregular polygons, then have a go at the worksheet!

Lesson 1 – Regular and irregular polygons

Lesson 1 Answers – Regular and irregular polygons

Reading: Read the articles, then answer the questions.

Writing: Your writing task is included in the final question in your reading task above. The film described in “A.I.Actor” is about Erica, an AI woman who escapes from the lab that created her. Re-read the article, plan whats you think Erica’s “personality” should be like. and make a plan for the story. Use the grid to help you!

Music: Are you a brass player? Do you play bass? Would you like to learn the drums? Check out Rod’s link to get musical!

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Tuesday 7th July 2020

Wellbeing: Being kind to others makes you feel good too:

Maths: Watch this video to recap 3D shapes!

Lesson 2 – Reasoning about 3D shapes

Lesson 2 Answers – Reasoning about 3D shapes

Reading: Time for Part 2 of the First News reading tasks!

Writing: 

 

Time to write the story you planned yesterday! What would your A.I. (robot) do once she gets a taste of freedom? What humorous or interesting things could happen because she is not quite a human?

Art / DT : Draw the robot in your story, or build them using materials around your home!

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Wednesday 8th July

Wellbeing: Learn something new to boost your confidence!Maths: Watch the teaching video here and complete the tasks. Use a ruler!

Lesson 3 – Reflection

Lesson 3 Answers – Reflection

Reading: Time for Part 3 of the First News reading challenge.

Writing: If you had a robot, what would it be able to do? What would you use it for? Plan for a comedy story about what could happen! Use the planning grid to help you.

Coding:Computer science is about so much more than coding! Learn about AI, machine learning, training data, and bias, while exploring ethical issues and how AI can be used to address world problems. Access the activity here.

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Thursday 9th July

Wellbeing:

Maths: Watch this video about the translation of shapes!

Lesson 4 – Translation

Lesson 4 Answers – Translation

Reading:

Writing: Time to write your story about the robot that you planned yesterday. Give your robot a detailed description using lots of adjectives and adverbs.

Art: Design your ultimate robot!

 

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Friday 10th July

Wellbeing:

Maths:

Reading:

Answers from yesterday’s Reading: 

Writing: 

Art: Draw The Thing. What will it look like up close? Use just a pencil or black pen to shade in your drawing.

Have a lovely weekend! 

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*Week Beginning 29th June 2020*

Monday 29th June 

PSHE: Why do people bully others? Watch this video about Mo to find out!

Maths: Time to practise mental maths, answers will be posted tomorrow. Remember to fill in the answers and colour in the coordinating colour. This will reveal a football-related picture!

Reading: Read the articles and answer the questions. Click to zoom!Writing: Take a look at this writing prompt, and see if you can write a piece that is at least one side long!

PE: Are you ready for your street dance masterclass? Click here to begin!

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Tuesday 30th June

PSHE: Let’s look a little more closely at why bullies, particularly cyber-bullies (people who “troll” others or bully others online), do the horrible things that they do.

Now let’s also take a look at how it feels to be bullied. Have you ever been bullied? If so, I am so sorry for what you have been through. Remember, bullying is wrong and if you are being bullied, it is definitely not your fault. Talk to an adult you can trust, and they will help to tackle it. Never suffer alone or in silence.

Maths: Time to practice multiplication! Complete the mental maths questions, write down the answers, then colour them in as instructed on the sheet. Which football-themed picture is revealed?

Time to find out the answers from yesterday! What does this football-related image represent?

Reading: Time for more news-related reading comprehension! Remember to use your reading skills, starting with checking vocabulary you are unsure of so that you can understand the whole text. Retrieve and record your answers as full sentences.

Writing: Have a go at writing a narrative by following the writing prompt below. Don’t forget to check your work for mistakes!

Music: Are you a brass player? Do you play the recorder? Do you love to sing? Take a look at the resources that Rod and Tom (music leader at Torriano School) have put together!

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Wednesday 1st July

PSHE: Anyone can be bullied, even the world’s strongest man! Watch this video to listen to the world strongest man, Iron Biby’s experiences. Never feel ashamed if you are being bullied, it is the bullies that should be ashamed of themselves! Follow Iron Biby’s lead and try to turn the negative energy imposed on you into a positive energy by spending your time on a hobby you enjoy instead.

Maths: Time for more mental maths!

Here is how you picture should have looked like yesterday:

Reading:

Writing: Take a look at the prompt, and try to write a narrative around the theme of being “stuck”. The challenge is to include:

  1. a simile – eg. I felt hopeless like a man stranded on a boat with no paddles / It was as terrifying as being chased towards a dead end by the bloodthirsty Minotaur
  2. a relative clause – eg. My hands, exhausted by my efforts in digging, were red with pain.
  3. personification – eg. The trees howled with laughter as I tumbled clumsily onto the ground.

Coding: Code a game to help fight Malaria, a dangerous disease! Use Scratch to make the parrot eat the mosquitoes.

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Thursday 2nd July 

PSHE: What is a bystander? What does being a bystander to bullying mean? Watch this video and read the article below it to find out.

Maths: Try these mental maths challenges!

Answers from yesterday:

Reading: Time to finish off the First News challenges!

 

Writing: What could happen in the middle of the night? Take a look at the prompt to write a story based on this theme. At Year 5 (nearly Year 6!) you need to try to write over one side (at least 3 paragraphs), and make sure there is a clear beginning, middle and end!DT: Now who doesn’t have a load of toilet paper cores lying at home?! Make good use of them by turning them into art!

  1. Look at the layers on the toilet roll core. What kid of design would work well with the layer that you peel up?
  2. Think about your scene. It would work well to have a foreground (front), middleground (middle) and background (back). Eg. a football at the front, a girl in the middle and a tree towards the back.
  3. Cut them out and back light them by putting your creation in front of a light source

HINT: If you are finding it tricky peeling the layers of the toilet roll core, just use one for cutting up, and stick your designs into the second one!

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Friday 3rd July

PSHE: Have you been mean to someone in the past, whether it was online or face to face? We all make mistakes, what matters is what we do to learn from the situation and take active steps to fix it! Watch this video and read the information below it to find out what you can do to make things right next time.

Maths: Time to practise Multiplication and Division! Don’t forget that they are the inverse of each other. So, you know that 12 x 5 = 60, you would also know that 60 divided by 5 is 12, and 60 divided by 12 is 5!

Reading: Time to check your answers from the previous days! When you have finished, read the most recent copy of First News here: First News Latest Edition


Writing: What do you think the year 2050 will be like? Most of you will be around 40 years old then! How could things change? How would things like climate change affect our planet? What might transport and technology be like? What sort of houses would people live in, and what might they wear? 

Science / DT: Make a lava lamp! Click here for instructions. Don’t forget to read the information afterwards to find out the science behind how your lava lamp worked!

Top tip: Turn off all the lights and shine a torch at the bottom of your lava lamp to watch it glow in the dark!

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*Week Beginning 22nd June 2020*

Monday 22nd June

PSHE: Let’s take a look at how to develop a positive mindset!Maths: Let’s take a look at percentages!

Understand-percentages WORKSHEET

Understand-percentages ANSWERS

Reading:

Writing: Before you start writing, think about a clear introduction, build up, problem, resolution and ending for the story. What could the robot want? What could be happening that would make your story interesting? For today, write your plan only. Use these sections in your plan!

1) introduction 2) build up 3) problem 4) resolution

Coding: Try this activity to see if you can save the world!

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Tuesday 23rd June

PSHE / Philosophy: Are we responsible for our actions? Watch this short story to explore the concept of personal responsibility. Afterwards, reflect on the sorts of things you are and are not responsible for, and how to use this knowledge to make positive changes.

 

Maths: This week is all about decimal numbers and related number skills. Watch this video to brush up on percentages as fractions and decimals!

Lesson-2-Percentages-as-fractions-and-decimals

Lesson-2-Percentages-as-fractions-and-decimals ANSWERS

Reading: 

Writing: What would you do if you find a magical chalk?

PE: Time for some PE with Marcus Rashford! He has recently achieved something amazing for children and families in United Kingdom. Research what it is that he has done if you want to feel inspired.

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Wednesday 24th June 2020

PSHE: What makes me, me? Watch this video to find out!

Maths: Watch this video to recap adding decimal numbers!

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Adding-decimals-with-the-same-number-of-decimal-places-ANSWERS

Reading for the rest of the week: Take your time to read the articles carefully, and answer one page of questions each day. The full newspaper will be shared with you on Friday so that you can read it over the weekend!   Click here for First News

Writing: Whole School Project: Take a look at what our whole school project 22nd June to 5th July!

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Thursday 25th June 2020

PSHE / Philosophy: What is fair? Watch this video to help you understand the concept of fairness.

Maths: Watch this video and complete the activity below. Remember, you will need to make the decimal places the same before adding. 2.7 is the same as 2.70, and 2.700!

Adding-decimals-with-a-different-number-of-decimal-places

Answers-Adding-decimals-with-a-different-number-of-decimal-places

Reading: Complete the next section from the reading task yesterday. Aim to finish all the tasks by the end of tomorrow!

Writing: Click to enlarge the  image!Music: Practise brass with Rod! Follow this link.

Remember Incredibox? Make some awesome music using this website.

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Friday 26th June

PSHE / Philosophy: Watch this short film and consider if and how natural resources like water can be owned, and what happens when one community benefits from it at the expense of another.

Maths: Crack these emoji codes! Click to enlarge the worksheets.

Reading: Complete the final sections for the First News reading tasks!

Writing: Click to enlarge the image to see the prompt. Take a careful look at the instructions and the tips.

Coding: Have a go at this activity from Hour of Code!

Additional reading: Take a look at the latest edition of First News! Click here!

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* Week Beginning 15th June 2020 *

A huge well done to all the children who have either submitted learning this week, or sent us photos of fun activities you are doing at home! We understand that for some of you it may be difficult to keep up the learning and sending it over, and that is completely fine. What is the most important is that you try your best to keep in touch. Even a photo of something you’re doing at home with a short message via the Uploader would really bring a smile to our faces!  https://www.brecknock.camden.sch.uk/upload-homework/

Monday 15th June

Wellbeing: Maths: Let’s revisit Multiplication and Division!

Alternatively, download the worksheets and answers so you can fill them in straight onto the sheets! Click on “draw” or “edit” on the top right corner once you gave downloaded:

Multiplication-and-Division Worksheets

Multiplication-and-Division-Answers

Reading:

Writing: Take a look at this writing prompt. Try and write at least 3 paragraphs inspired by it. Remember to check your work for mistakes and make corrections at the end!

Newsround: Watch Newsround to keep up to date with what is happening in the world!

DT / Maths : Make a paper football using this geometric net! Make sure you click on and read the instructions first!

3D Football Net Instructions

T2-T-16346-3D-Football-Net-Template-Paper-Craft

Coding: Make your own Pacman Game! Click “Show” if you want full instructions.

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Tuesday 16th June

Wellbeing:

Maths: Time to recap Statistics!

Year-5-Statistics

Statistics ANSWERS

Reading: Try at least 2 sections of the questions related to the text!

Writing:  Etch-A-Sketch is a toy from the 1980’s. It was essentially a magic whiteboard! What could make this one magic? What hilarious or unusual things could happen? Write a story about what could happen if you found a magic Etch-A-Sketch!

Coding: Have you ever wanted to code a cartoon? If so, try it here!

Music: Are you a brass player? Practice here!

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Wednesday 17th June

Wellbeing: Maths: Try this Area and Perimeter worksheet!

Remember, Area is the size of the space inside of a shape, and for quadrilateral shapes (squares and rectangles) you simply multiply two of the sides. Using the example below, you would find the area by doing 5cm x 9cm = 45 cm2

Perimeter is the length of the sides added together. See below!

Area-and-Perimeter Worksheet

Area-and-Perimeter Worksheet Area-and-Perimeter-Answers

Reading: Remember, you can zoom the images by clicking on them, then use two fingers and dragging the corners out!

Writing: How would you feel about Halloween, if you were a bar of chocolate or a pack of sweets? Would it still be fun to you, as you get to make children happy? Or would you dread the day because you know you will be eaten? Write a diary entry and explain how you feel about Halloween, pretend that it is coming up the next week!

Art / DT: Draw yourself as the bag of sweets or the bar of chocolate as described in the writing task. Remember to show if you are feeling!

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Thursday 18th June

Wellbeing:

Maths:

Multiplication-and-Division Worksheet

Multiplication-and-Division-Answers

Reading:  Read the article and answer the questions! Remember, you can zoom the text by clicking on the pictures and dragging the corners out.

Writing: Remember that instructions need to be factual, clear and easy to follow. You could use numbers / bullet points, write it as an instructional manual or leaflet or as a poster. We can’t wait to hear about your amazing game!

Art: The deadline for our Self Portrait whole school project is tomorrow! Take a look at Lily and Albie’s excellent work. Keep them coming!

Music: Are you a brass player? Practice here!

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Friday 19th June

PSHE: Take a look at this video to learn about how your mindset can help you achieve!Maths: Have a go at these mental maths activities!

Reading: Take a look at this article and respond to the questions.

Here are the answers for the reading task yesterday:

Writing: Write a persuade letter to convince your reader that aliens either do, or do not, exist. Start by deciding whether you think they exist, then write some short notes on your reasons why you believe this. Think about how to organise your main points, and how you will write as persuasively as possible. Try to use some persuasive language:

Coding: Have a go at coding with Tracy The Turtle!

Finally, take a look at this issue of First News over the weekend, so that you can brush up on current affairs (what is happening in the world)!

Click here for First News article

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* Week Beginning 8th June 2020 *

* REGENT HIGH SCIENCE COMPETITION ANNOUNCEMENT *

Well done to all the children who have submitted their parachute work for consideration. We have chosen our winners! They are… (DRUMROLL)…

Star and Alicia!

Look out for the girls on the Regent High website on 16th June, as well as on our Brecknock Twitter Feed and Newsletter. Well done girls! You will receive your electricity kits as soon as we have them.

Wellbeing: Have a go at this activity, try to choose a song that will lift your spirits!

Maths: Do you remember how decimal numbers relate to fractions? Use this activity to brush up on your number facts!

Click here for:

Video

Worksheet

Answers

Reading: Finish reading My Cousin Is A Time Traveller! You will have today and tomorrow to finish reading the chapter.

Writing: If you could travel to the past, which date would you choose? Where would you go, and who would you see? Write at least 3 paragraphs to explain your choices.

Paragraph 1: Introduction – which period of time would you go back to? Why?

Paragraph 2: What you think that time would be like, and what would be interesting about it.

Paragraph 3: Would you prefer the time you travelled to, or the time we are in now? Explain your reasons.

Coding: Click here to create your video game!

Brainteaser: Can you guess the film titles?

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Tuesday 9th June 2020

Wellbeing: Time for some yoga to relax your body and ease your mind!

Maths: Click below for your activities after watching this video.

Thousandths Worksheet

Thousandths Answers

Literacy: Finish reading My Cousin Is A Time Traveller if you haven’t already! See yesterday’s post. Your writing task today is to write as yourself now to your future self living in a world where Covid-19 is a thing of the past. What would you say? Here are some ideas:

Tell your future self what life has been like on lockdown – what do you miss the most?

How have you kept yourself busy and happy, what has surprised you?

Has lockdown made you appreciate things more? Which things are they and why are they more special to you now?

Tell your future self how you hope the world would change once normality resumes.

Coding: Change The World!

For this week, try some activities that don’t require a screen. Send us pictures of you enjoying yourselves!

Year 5 Matrix

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Wednesday 10th June 2020

Wellbeing: Click here to watch a video about mistakes and how they are ESSENTIAL to learning. Stop giving mistakes a bad name!  

Maths: Click here to watch the video on rounding decimals!

Rounding decimals WORKSHEET

Rounding decimals ANSWERS

Literacy and PSHE:

You may have heard from your families and friends, or seen on the news about the protests happening in the United States and around the world for a movement called Black Lives Matter. It is essential that we as a Rights Respecting School support that racism must end. Click the powerpoint to learn about how to tackle racism, and what to do if you are subjected to it or need to help a friend who is. Together, we can help to change the world.

Anti Racism Powerpoint

Art / Writing task: Draw a poster to support Anti Racism and the Black Lives Matter Movement! How would you like the world to change? Why is it important? Remember to share your work via the uploader, we would love to see it!

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Thursday 11th June

Wellbeing / Art: Feel good by making others feel good! Have a go at giving compliments using this activity. Click the link below the picture for the larger version.

Giving Compliments

Maths: Access the learning video here, and click below for the activity sheets.

Order compare decimals WORKSHEET

Order compare decimals ANSWERS

Literacy: We are now subscribed to First News! Click the links below to access some news extracts and related activities. Remember, Korma = least tricky and Vinadaloo is the most challenging. Choose a level that is right for you depending on how much support you are able to get at home.

Reading activity – Korma

Reading – Tikka

Reading – Vindaloo

Coding: 

Imagine a world where everything is possible, then bring it to life with Scratch!

Art: Don’t forget our whole school project! Draw a portrait of yourself and send it over to us using the uploader. You can show your personality by adding some things that you enjoy or represent you in the background. For example, you could add your cat or your favourite book.

 

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Friday 12th June 2020

Wellbeing: Take a look at these actions you can take for a happier life! Choose something from the list and see if doing it cheers you up. It could be something as small as trying a drawing tutorial, or learning to braid your sister’s hair!

Maths: It’s time to recap addition and subtraction!

Addition and subtraction paper

Addition and subtraction answers

Literacy: Read the latest edition of First News by clicking this link: News 5-11 June

Writing task:  Choose an article from the First News newspaper above, and write a letter to your friend to tell them about it. Make sure you include your own opinions and questions as well as facts from the article!

Additional reading: This one is for our football fans! Check out The Kick Off by Jamie Johnson. I hope you enjoy it!

Coding: Time to go to Box Island!

Science:

Take a look at this powerpoint about Air Resistance!

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* Week Beginning 1st June 2020 *

Monday 1st June 2020

Announcement / DT: The Regent High Science Competition deadline for submissions is this Friday 5th June 12:30pm! Here is the information again incase you have lost it. There are fantastic prizes to be won, don’t miss out! Dojos will be awarded at our Zoom meeting this week.

Wellbeing: Have a go at these distraction and relaxation activities!

Maths: Time to multiply fractions! Watch the video here, and download the worksheet  and answers here. Download the worksheet and click on the top right to edit / draw so that you can fill it in directly without paper.

Literacy: Read the poem, The Richest Boy In The World and complete the tasks!

Coding: Plastic Pollution Public Service Announcement.

The problem of plastic filling our oceans continues to worsen. Luckily, you can make your voice heard with code through the Plastic Pollution PSA. After coding a PSA on plastic pollution using JavaScript, you can make a second video about any subject you care about! Learn to use loops, sine waves and customised emojis to make a unique project.

Science:

Watch this video on Friction, read the text and do the quiz! If you have time, write a list (illustrate it too if you wish!) of everyday situations where friction is present.

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Tuesday 2nd June

Wellbeing: try these activities and start your day in a positive way!

Maths: Watch the video here. Click for the worksheets and answers below:

Lesson-2-Multiply-mixed-numbers-by-integers

Lesson-2-ANSWERS

Literacy: Read My Cousin Is A Time Traveller, Chapter 1 and complete the tasks!

Coding: Time to hack a game!

Science: The Regent High Science Competition deadline is Friday 12pm! Look at yesterday’s post for the information and submit your entries!

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Wednesday 3rd June:

Wellbeing: have a go at these activities!

Maths: Watch this video for today’s lesson! Click below for the worksheet and answers:

Worksheet fraction of an amount

Answers fractions of  an amount

Literacy: If you haven’t finished reading the story from yesterday, do it now! I will set more tasks tomorrow. See yesterday’s post for the reading, writing, grammar and spelling tasks. If you have done them, you can practise grammar here.

Science: Learn about air and water resistance here!

Coding: Make a quiz for your family! You could even do it over Zoom with different teams.

Art: Draw a picture of yourself using a mirror, this is called a self portrait. Now switch to your other hand and try to draw it again! How does it look? Send us the results!

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Thursday 4th June

Wellbeing: Try this soothing activity!

Have a go at this 5 minute workout:

Maths: Watch the video here! The worksheets and answers are below:

Lesson-4-Fractions-as-operators-workeheet

Lesson-4-Answers-Fractions-as-operators-ANSWERS

Literacy: Here are your tasks linked to My Cousin Is A Time-Traveller! Look at Monday’s post if you need to read it again.

Science: Today is your last chance to complete the parachute testing for the Regent High Science Competition! Make sure you get your materials to us by 12pm tomorrow.

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Friday 5th June – Science Competition Deadline at 12pm!

Mindfulness: Complete this visualisation activity to help you build your confidence! If you are asked to login, both the username and password are brecknock with a lower case b.

Maths: Have a go at this activity to see if you’ve remembered all your learning around fractions!

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Spring-Block-2-Year-5-fractions-Answers

Literacy: Complete these activities linked to My Cousin Is A Time Traveller!

Science: 

Complete the Regent High Science Challenge work and send to Angie by 12pm.

Alternatively, recap your knowledge of gravity by watching this video and completing the quiz!

Art: Draw a portrait of yourself / family member / friend or whoever you choose, then give them some wild hair by blowing ink or watery paint around on the paper!

Have a lovely weekend everybody! If you need more activities to keep yourself busy, take a look at the posts from the past two weeks and choose something you haven’t had the chance to do yet. Don’t forget to get outside and enjoy some sunshine and fresh air!

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Half term (25th- 31st May)

There will be no online work set during the half term break.  This is a time to relax and recharge!  Online work will start on Monday, 1st June. In the meantime, here are my top 5 things to do during the break:

Firstly, to those who celebrate it – Happy Eid/ Eid Mubarak for this weekend!

We hope you and your families have a lovely time celebrating!

  1. Here are some Eid craft activities you could make:

2. IKEA has made come up with some brilliant ideas to make forts at home here (because we’re never too old to build a den – I might even build one myself over half term!)

* You do not need IKEA furniture to build these, see what you have at home, anything that that looks similar.*

3. Channel your Junior Master Chef skills, by trying out some of these delicious recipes

4. Have you noticed how you can hear the birds singing so much more loudly in London in recent weeks? Make a bird feeder to attract more birds to your window/ balcony/ garden.

5. Check out this website – the kids should see this. With lots of fun science things, art, music. All the cool things!

Finally make sure you get some exercise outside! Go for a walk/cycle/ have a run around in the park.

Enjoy the sunshine and have a lovely half term!

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Summer Term Week 5 (18th May to 22nd May)

Monday 18th May:

Reminders:

On Wednesday at 2.30pm Mel will be Zoom calling with Cuba class again. We’ll be reading these books, you may recognise one from class we began reading together…more gruesome tales to come!

Jamaica class – Angie will be Zoom calling with you all on Tuesday at 2.30pm!

Maths:

You’ve already warmed up your brains on your fraction work last week. Good going! Now let’s see how spicy you can get those brains going for more fractions this week.

Have a go at adding and subtracting fractions, with Summer term week 5 lesson 1 here:

Task: after you’ve watched the video, complete the worksheet here

Then you can check your answers here

 

Literacy:

Watch this video Le Petit Cordonnier – The Little Shoemaker. 

If only we all had magical shoes!

Task: Imagine you were a magical shoemaker like Mr Botte, and could create shoes that can move. Write clear instructions on how you would create these magical shoes and what magical qualities they would have. Try to be as imaginative as possible!

Coding:

Sticking to a magical theme, have a go at this Harry Potter themed coding activity and create magic on your screen!

Well-being:

 

We are not designed to sit down all day! Stretch those muscles with a fun yoga class here:

Art:

This Japanese Artist – Tanaka Tatsuya, makes incredible miniature scenes using objects from around the house. Have a look at some of his creations below! You can find more creations of his on his ‘miniature calendar’ here

Task: Have a go at creating your own miniature scenes. You could use toys you have at home, perhaps Lego if you have it, everyday objects, clothes, food – anything you can find! Try zooming in on your objects to see what else they could look like in miniature form; I’ve always thought broccoli looks just like a tree! Please do send through photos of your creations through to us.

Music:

Are you a brass player? Rod wants you to use this to help you practice.

Rod has also set up Brass Lab, where you can record your music! 

* Please email Rod/ Mel/Angie/Lisa for the code you will need to access it the video login.

 

Find some free Music Tech Software here.

DT:

Didn’t get through these recipes a few weeks ago? Pick another delicious recipe to try, and perhaps a few more throughout the week. Yum!

Wider Curriculum:

Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from the Home Learning Matrix.

 

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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Tuesday:

Tech We Can will be hosting a free technology lesson today at 10.30am on Tech for Education.

The lesson will be 20 – 30 minutes long. A challenge will then be set for children to complete in the hour or so following the lesson. The lessons are set up to be fun and informative, looking at the use of technology in our everyday lives and link into future career paths for the students.

Parents/carers, use this link to register for this weeks live lesson.

Well- being:

We may not be able to see all our loved ones at the moment, but there are lots of other ways of staying in contact!

Write a list of the people to you would like to make contact with, you might want to give them a ring, a zoom call or even write a letter.

  • Ask them how they are
  • Share what you have been learning
  • Write them a letter, or a poem
  • Draw them a picture
  • Send them some funny photos!

Literacy:

Complete this spelling and grammar activity:

 

Maths:

Complete lesson 2 on fractions here:

Task: complete this worksheet here

You can then check your answers here:

Music:

Are you a brass player? Rod wants you to use this to help you practice.

Rod has also set up Brass Lab, where you can record your music!

* Please email Rod/ Mel/Angie/Lisa for the code you will need to access it the video login.

Find some free Music Tech Software here.

Art:

Have a go at making these adorable origami foxes! Instructions can be found here:

Wider Curriculum:

Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from the Home Learning Matrix.

 

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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Wednesday

Cuba class – don’t forget your zoom call with Mel at 2.30pm (your parents will be sent a link an hour before)

Well- being:

Wake up your brains and get your bodies moving with this 8 minute workout!

Maths:

Watch this lesson on adding mixed numbers

Task: complete the worksheet here.

Check the answers after here.

Literacy:

Read the articles here ‘Life would not be possible without trees’

Complete the tasks here:

 

Coding:

Have fun with this brain pop coding activity!

Music:

Are you a brass player? Rod wants you to use this to help you practice.

Find some free Music Tech Software here. 

Art:

Over the next few days, see if you can collect as many empty loo rolls as you can. Once collected you can start this activity – build your own sky scraper town!

Please do send us photos of your creations!

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Thursday

Well- being:

Have you ever felt a bit frustrated during lock down? We’ve all felt that way sometimes over the past few weeks. Have a go at making a ninja stress ball to squeeze out your energy!

Literacy:

Watch this video here

Task:

Write a diary entry from the perspective of one of the Meerkats. How much did you want that delicious piece of fruit? How did you feel when the vulture swooped in and stole it? What about when you were flying through the sky?!

Your writing needs to be in first person, past tense.

Maths

Watch lesson 4 here

Task: complete the worksheet here

You can then check your answers here

Music:

Are you a brass player? Rod wants you to use this to help you practice.

Find some free Music Tech Software here.

Coding:

Have a go at this activity here, all about recycling and reusing!

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Friday

Literacy:

Watch this video here

In this advertisement they have personified the cloud. Personification means to give something personality, to make it into a character. Do you think a cloud can have personality?

Task:

Have a look out your window, are there any cloud around? Find one that takes your interest, write about this cloud’s personality, how do you think it feels being in the sky? Where do you think it would like to go? Why does he think it’s important to be a cloud?

Finally, if you were a cloud, what type of cloud would you be?

 

Well- being:

Time to refuel your brains with some healthy snacks, see if you can make some of these fruit animals with the fruit you have in your house!

Maths:

Have a go at this BBC bitesize Maths challenge!

Give the challenges a go here

Check your answers here.

After you’ve completed the challenge, download your certificate here. Bravo you!

Coding:

Have a go at building your own super shield here!

 

Brain break:

Get your bodies moving with this workout!

 

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Summer Term Week 4 (11th May to 18th May)

 

Monday 11th May:

Maths:

This week is all about fractions.

Lesson 1: Develop understanding of equivalent fractions through quantity, area and number line models. (Video 1)  Watch the video and complete the tasks given at the end.

Finished? Have a go at this interactive game about building fractions.

For some mental maths practice, try 5-a-day Corbett Maths. Click here to access.

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Literacy:

For the next few weeks reading, writing and grammar and spelling will be linked. Here are the Instructions about how to use the resource.

Literacy tasks, (called Week 2) can be accessed here: literacy task  

Click here to access the reading text – Pog

Day 1 Success Criteria:

  • I have written a letter using a letter layout.

If there is any vocabulary that you don’t understand or have forgotten, use this site to find the definitions and note them down so that you can understand the text fully.

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Film:

Have you been watching Primates on BBC? If not, watch all the latest episodes on iPlayer.

It is an excellent series about our ancestors, revealing the extraordinary strategies they use to survive. Perhaps they can teach us some tips about resilience, to use in our own lives.

This Wednesday at 12:00 Lisa will hold a Zoom call for Cuba Class pupils, to chat all about these amazing animals. A link will be emailed to parents in an email on Monday.

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Coding:

Learn about how coding is used in sports and game design by building an original sports video game here.

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Music:

Are you a brass player? Rod wants you to use this to help you practice.

Find some free Music Tech Software here. (more on this next week)

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Well Being:

Bored of reading about Covid-19, try some Happy New!

TRASH MAN BUILDS FREE LIBRARY OUT OF 20,000 BOOKS FOUND IN BINS

 

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Wider Curriculum:

Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from the Home Learning Matrix.

 

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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Tuesday 12th May:

Maths:

Lesson 2: Develop understanding of equivalent fractions through measuring and pouring context. (Video 2)  Watch the video and complete the tasks given at the end.

Finished? Have a go at this interactive game about equivalent fractions.

For some mental maths practice, try 5-a-day Corbett Maths. Click here to access.

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Literacy:

For the next few weeks reading, writing and grammar and spelling will be linked. Here are the Instructions about how to use the resource.

Literacy tasks, (called Week 2) can be accessed here: literacy task  

Click here to access the reading text – Pog

Day 2 Success Criteria:

  • I have read and answered the grammar questions carefully.
    I have practiced the spellings and used some in my own sentences.

If there is any vocabulary that you don’t understand or have forgotten, use this site to find the definitions and note them down so that you can understand the text fully.

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Science: STEAM lesson!!!

Tech We Can will be hosting a free technology lesson this week on Tech for the Environment, 10:30am.

 

The lesson will be 20 – 30 minutes long. A challenge will then be set for children to complete in the hour or so following the lesson. The lessons are set up to be fun and informative, looking at the use of technology in our everyday lives and link into future career paths for the students.

Parents/carers, use this link to register for this weeks live lesson.

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Geography:

Continuing our look at Europe from last week. Read this information about Rivers and complete the maths questions.

(Answered posted on Friday’s learning)

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Music:

Are you a brass player? Rod wants you to use this to help you practice.

Find some free Music Tech Software here. (more on this next week)

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Coding:

Harry Potter: Learn to Code and Make Magic

 

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Well being:

Need to work on your positive thinking? Try this APP.

 

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Wider Curriculum:

Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from the Home Learning Matrix.

 

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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Wednesday 13th May:

Maths:

Lesson 3: Use the relationship between the numerator and denominator to identify equivalent fractions. (Video 3)  Watch the video and complete the tasks given at the end.

Finished? Have a go at this interactive game about matching fractions.

For some mental maths practice, try 5-a-day Corbett Maths. Click here to access.

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Literacy:

For the next few weeks reading, writing and grammar and spelling will be linked. Here are the Instructions about how to use the resource.

Literacy tasks, (called Week 3) can be accessed here: literacy task

Click here to access the reading text – Pog

Day 3 Success Criteria:

  • I have answered the questions using information from the text.

If there is any vocabulary that you don’t understand or have forgotten, use this site to find the definitions and note them down so that you can understand the text fully.

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Art:

Are you a fan of Frida Kahlo? Ever wanted to know more about her life?

Take a tour around this museum and read about her life.

 

Frida spent many years of her life married to the famous painter and much older Diego Rivera, another icon of Mexican art. While their relationship was often turbulent, they still worked together to support the Mexican revolution. The painting ‘Frida and Diego Rivera’ was made shortly after their wedding and echoes what the world saw – a physically mismatched couple, the famous painter husband and his delicate, pretty wife.

Have a go creating a colorful paper collage of yourself or a sibling.

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Music:

Are you a brass player? Rod wants you to use this to help you practice.

Find some free Music Tech Software here. (more on this next week)

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Coding:

Robo-Restaurant Decorator

Charlie and Tilley have decided that if they program Ross properly he will be able to help do some painting to make Food Avengers more attractive. Make sure their algorithms are correct though – a misdirected robot with a paintbrush could do some serious damage!

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Well being:

Board games like you haven’t seen them before!

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Wider Curriculum:

Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from the Home Learning Matrix.

 

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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Thursday 13th May:

Maths:

Lesson 4: Scale the numerator and denominator by the same factor to produce equivalent fractions.

(Video 4)  Watch the video and complete the tasks given at the end.

Finished? Have a go at this interactive game about equivalent fractions.

For some mental maths practice, try 5-a-day Corbett Maths. Click here to access.

 

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Literacy:

For the next few weeks reading, writing and grammar and spelling will be linked. Here are the Instructions about how to use the resource.

Literacy tasks, (called Week 3) can be accessed here: literacy task

Click here to access the reading text – Pog

Day 4 Success Criteria:

  • I have written a diary entry using correct tense and person.

If there is any vocabulary that you don’t understand or have forgotten, use this site to find the definitions and note them down so that you can understand the text fully.

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Animation:

For all you film directors out there. Watch this video about Stop Motion Animation and then have a go yourself. Instructions here.

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Geography:

Read the text about Iceland and then complete the maths challenge.

(Answers posted in Friday’s learning)

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Music:

Are you a brass player? Rod wants you to use this to help you practice.

Find some free Music Tech Software here. (more on this next week)

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Coding:

AI for oceans

Computer science is about so much more than coding! Learn about AI, machine learning, training data, and bias, while exploring ethical issues and how AI can be used to address world problems.

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Well being:

Can you spot fake news?

Links here:

Government

NHS

reverse image

myth-busters

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Wider Curriculum:

Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from the Home Learning Matrix.

 

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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Friday 15th May:

Maths:

Lesson 5:  Practice seeing both vertical and horizontal relationships in the context of equivalent fractions.(Video 5)  Watch the video and complete the tasks given at the end.

Finished? Have a go at this interactive game – fraction fiddle.

For some mental maths practice, try 5-a-day Corbett Maths. Click here to access.

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Literacy:

For the next few weeks reading, writing and grammar and spelling will be linked. Here are the Instructions about how to use the resource.

Literacy tasks, (called Week 3) can be accessed here: literacy task

Click here to access the reading text – Pog

Day 5 Success Criteria:

  • I have read and answered the grammar questions carefully.
    I have practiced the spellings and used some in my own sentences.

If there is any vocabulary that you don’t understand or have forgotten, use this site to find the definitions and note them down so that you can understand the text fully.

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Art:

Have you heard of David Hockney? He is one of the most important painters of the 20th century.

Read about his work here.

Why not have a go at creating your own Hockney style picture. Take inspiration from these images.

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Geography:

Find the answers to the last two weeks maths challenge questions hereand here.

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History: Famous People

Did you know the most famous playwright in the whole world never signed his name on his work.

Can you guess who it is?

Find out who here, read all about their life and then test your knowledge. 

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Music:

Are you a brass player? Rod wants you to use this to help you practice.

Find some free Music Tech Software here. (more on this next week)

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Coding:

Run Marco

Guide Marco through this adventure by giving him step-by-step instructions in the form of the visual programming language.

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Well being:

Relax, its the weekend. Put your feet up, empty your mind and enjoy some colouring…

 

lionturtle

ladyhair

Owl

Balloons

 

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Wider Curriculum:

Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from the Home Learning Matrix.

 

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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Summer Term Week 3 (4th May to 8th May)

Monday 4th May:

Maths:

Complete Summer Term Week 3 Lesson 1 (multiply two digit numbers) after watching the video, then check your work by clicking on the answers document. Access the resources by clicking here.

For some mental maths practice, try 5-a-day Corbett Maths. Click here to access.

Literacy:

For the next few weeks reading, writing and grammar and spelling will be linked. Here are the Instructions about how to use the resource.

Literacy tasks, (called Week 1) can be accessed here: literacy task   Click here to access the reading text – Pog

Day 1 Success Criteria:

  • I have carefully read and thought about the chapter.

If there is any vocabulary that you don’t understand or have forgotten, use this site to find the definitions and note them down so that you can understand the text fully.

 

Geography:

What do you know about Europe? Test your knowledge by reading these facts and answering the maths questions

Answers will be posted next week.

 

Coding: Have a go at this activity here.

Well-being:

Something you might be finding difficult is the idea that you are losing important experiences. Some of you might be worried about how this outbreak will affect your friendships and education. It’s important that you take the time to share these worries with those around you. It is likely others are feeling the same and looking for the same opportunity to talk.

Music:

Are you a brass player? Rod wants you to practice here.

 

Wider Curriculum: 

Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from the Home Learning Matrix.

 

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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Day 2: Tuesday May 5th

 

Maths: Check over your work from yesterday’s lesson on multiplying two digit numbers. Complete the tasks, if you didn’t finish them. Access the resources by clicking here.

Complete your work in your home learning book, by clicking add notes on the top right corner of the PDF, or straight onto the sheet if you have a printer, or using the sheets below.

 

For some mental maths practice, try 5-a-day Corbett Maths. Click here to access.

Fancy a challenge? Try square corners, or what about a number sandwich?

 

Literacy: Reread Pog from yesterday and complete the writing task.

For literacy tasks, (called Week 1) click here. Click here to access the reading text – POG.

Here is some information about how to use the literacy resources.

Day 2 Success Criteria:

  • I have written using lots of description and adjectives.

If there is any vocabulary that you don’t understand or have forgotten, use this site to find the definitions and note them down so that you can understand the text fully.

 

Science: STEAM lesson!!!

Tech We Can will be hosting a free technology lesson this week on Manufacturing and Engineering, 10:30am.

The lesson will be 20 – 30 minutes long. A challenge will then be set for children to complete in the hour or so following the lesson. The lessons are set up to be fun and informative, looking at the use of technology in our everyday lives and link into future career paths for the students.

Parents/carers, use this link to register for this weeks live lesson.

 

Art: Have you heard of Andy Warhol?

He was the leading artist in the Pop Art movement in the 60s.

Would you like to know more about Warhol and create your own Warhol inspired artwork?

Click here to find out how.

 

Coding: Have a go at this activity here.

Well-being:

Fancy a virtual day out? Try some of these (links are below):

Access the links here:

Explore

Dublin and London Zoo

Google Arts and Culture

Zooniverse

 

Music:
Are you a brass player? Rod wants you to practice here.

 

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from the Home Learning Matrix.

 

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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Wednesday 6th May

Zoom call today at 14:30 with Mel for Cuba Class pupils.

(link will be emailed to your parent/carer)

 

Maths: Complete Summer Term Week 3 Lesson 2 (multiply 4 digits by 2 digits) after watching the video, then check your work by clicking on the answers document. Access the resources by clicking here.

Complete your work in your home learning book, by clicking add notes on the top right corner of the PDF, or straight onto the sheet if you have a printer, or using the sheets below.

 

Fill in your answers using the Fill and Sign option on the right hand side of the PDF document.

For some mental maths practice, try 5-a-day Corbett Maths. Click here to access.

 

 

Literacy:

Continue with the literacy work.

For literacy tasks, (called Week 1) click here. To access the text Pog, click here.

Here is some information about how to use the resource.

Day 3 Success Criteria:

  • I have read and answered the grammar questions carefully.
  • I have practiced the spellings and used some in my own sentences.

Looking for more writing activities? Check out the history task.

 

History: Famous People

Can you name this famous singer?

Click here to here one of her songs and check if you were right.

Read her biography here and take the quiz at the end. Answers will be posted next week.

 

Music:

Using her song ‘Think,’ can you write a song about Corona-virus to help people stay safe?

‘Think about washing your hands ….

…this will mean freedom, freedom, to go outside.’

I’m sure you can do a lot better than me, have a go.

 

Geography:

Ready to learn more about Europe? Read these pages and complete the maths tasks.

Answers will be posted next week.

 

Coding: Have a go at this activity here.

 

Well-being:

If you haven’t already, try some mindfulness to calm your mind and focus your attention.

Music:
Are you a brass player? Rod wants you to practice here.

 

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from the Home Learning Matrix.

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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Thursday 7th May

Maths: Check over your work from yesterday’s lesson on multiply 4 digits by 2 digits (Week 3 Lesson 2) Complete the tasks, if you didn’t finish them. Access the resources by clicking here.

Complete your work in your home learning book, by clicking add notes on the top right corner of the PDF, or straight onto the sheet if you have a printer, or using the sheets below.

 

 

Fill in your answers using the Fill and Sign option on the right hand side of the PDF document.

For some mental maths practice, try 5-a-day Corbett Maths.

Fancy a game of Countdown?  Test your factor knowledge – Factor Lines

Literacy:

Continue with the literacy work – Week 2 – click here. Click here to access the text.

Here is some information about how to use the resource.

Day 4 Success Criteria:

  • I have answered the questions using information from the text.

If there is any vocabulary that you don’t understand or have forgotten, use this site to find the definitions and note them down so that you can understand the text fully.

 

Art:

 

What do you know about the Impressionists?

Read more about them here. Have a go at painting your own Impressionist painting.

 

 

Coding: Have a go at this activity here.

 

Well-being:

Want to focus on your learning? Try out some of these (links saved below).

BBC Bitesize

Uk Government

Scholastic

decoding what your dog is thinking

TED-ED

Khan Academy 

ChatterPacks blog

 

Music: Are you a brass player? Rod wants you to practice here.

 

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from the Home Learning Matrix.

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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Friday 8th May:

Today is a bank holiday, so put your feet up and enjoy some of these activities.

 

Film discussion:

If you have a Netflix subscription, watch Peter Rabbit. After, discuss it with your family, with the help of the questions below.

Discuss these questions with the people in your house:

1.      Where do Peter Rabbit and his family live? What does the outside look like and what is the weather like?

2.      The film also includes many other animals from the original book. Who are Peter Rabbit’s friends?

3.      How would you describe Thomas McGregor’s personality? Do you think he’s right or wrong to keep the rabbits away from the garden?

4.      At the end of the film, Peter Rabbit and Thomas McGregor decide they will stop fighting. How do you think they can stay friends?

 

DT:

1.      Design a garden that would be welcoming to other animals.

2.      Where would you build your garden? In the countryside or in the city?

3.      What fruits and vegetables would you like to grow there?

4.      Would you have any special places for animals to rest and play in?

 

Well-being:

Choose 3 fun activities from this happiness calendar to complete.

Have a lovely weekend.

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Monday 27th April 2020:

Parents and children: It is more important than ever to stay safe online! Click the link below to find out how you can do this. The information is separated by age for children, and there is a very informative Parent Area.

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

Mental Health and Wellbeing: 

Maths: Practice using Year 5 Maths Revision Practice Booklet, work up to the end of page 11. Answers will be provided on Wednesday’s post. Don’t forget about MyMaths too!

Reading: Let’s read on!

Finally, the new figure is about to be unveiled (shown)! Is it Prince Florian? Is it Gretl? Fritz? Another figure altogether? Imagine what happens next, and explain your prediction using any method you choose. Draw it as a comic? Write it as a story, play script or news report? Your choice!

Writing: Write a play script to explain a conversation that has gone on between the Burgomaster and the police officer. He must have been desperately worried about his daughter Gretl, who has been missing since the night before! With the discovery of Karl’s murder, he will have been especially concerned. What does he tell the police officer? What sorts of questions does he ask?

Narrations are in italics.

[stage directions are in brackets and tell you what the character is doing or how something is said]

Example

Burgomaster: [frantically searching Gretl’s room while speaking to the officer] There must be a clue as to what has happened to my daughter! Help me look, there has to be a clue!

Police officer: [comfortingly] Sir, I’m so sorry but we’ve already searched this room three times. I fear…

B: [Stops suddenly and stares desperately at the office, tears filling his eyes] STOP! Nothing could have happened to my little girl. She is too smart to allow anything awful to happen! (carry on writing!)

Art: Remember when we read the introduction to Clockwork and drew the scene and labelled it, using descriptions from the text? Re-read the extract of Clockwork from your reading today and do the same! Look carefully at the descriptions and plan how you will convey it – how will you show the excitement in the air? Is Dr. Kalmenius hiding somewhere? Can you see the inn in the background?

Remember the Lego Robotix that you did at the CLC? Have a go at this coding activity!

Music: More clips are starting to come in! Thanks so much to the children who have already sent them in. Remember, it doesn’t have to be the whole song and you do not need to be singing or dancing if you don’t want to. You have completely control here as our co-directors as long as your clip is appropriate.

Are you a brass player? Rod wants you to practise here.

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from the Home Learning Matrix.

Finished? Go back over last week’s uploads and see if there is something you haven’t had time to try. Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths. 

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Tuesday 28th April 2020:

Complete the wellbeing task first. Mental health and wellbeing always comes first! Then have a go at the work below if you feel able to. Please don’t worry if you can’t do it all, that is absolutely fine.

Mental Health and Wellbeing: It’s time to complete your gratitude journal!

Maths: Practice maths using page 12 to the bottom of 21 of this Revision Practice Booklet. Answers will be provided on Wednesday! Don’t forget about MyMaths too!

Reading: The end is here, let’s read on! Write down any questions you may have using: Who? What? Why? When? Where? How? Did…? If…, then…? For example: Does Dr. Kalmenius get caught for his crimes? Does Prince Florian live with Gretl now, or is he back with Princess Mariposa? Did Fritz finish writing the story afterall?

Writing: What do you think about the ending? Is it satisfying or not? If not, what has it left you wanting? How is it different to what you had expected? If you enjoyed it, why? How is this ending different to those of other stories you enjoyed? Write a book review using the template below! Clockwork Review Template

Coding: Have a go at this activity here!

Music: Start recording your videos! It doesn’t have to be the whole song, just a clip will do! Thank you so much to Alicia and family who have made such a HUGE effort on this. Don’t worry

Are you a brass player? Rod wants you to practise here.

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from the Home Learning Matrix.

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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Wednesday 29th April 2020:

Complete the wellbeing task first. Mental health and wellbeing always comes first! Then have a go at the work below if you feel able to. Please don’t worry if you can’t do it all, that is absolutely fine.

Mental Health and Wellbeing:

Maths: Time to complete the Year 5 Maths Revision Practice Booklet! Answers will be given tomorrow. Don’t forget about MyMaths too!

Reading: Who doesn’t love Nintendo?! Let’s find out about how it started in Kyoto in Japan many decades ago! Watch this video, then read this document and complete the reading comprehension task!Writing: Now that Clockwork has ended and Dr. Kalmenius has got away with his crimes, write an alternative ending where he gets what he deserves! Does he get jailed? Does he get punished with community service? Does he realise the errors of his ways? Write about what life will be like for him when he gets caught! Try to remember the following:

*first person, past tense     * refer to other characters     * explain what happens to Dr. Kalmenius next     * write a conclusive ending

Coding: Have a go at making a game here!

Music: Start recording your videos! It doesn’t have to be the whole song, just a clip will do! Take a look again at these videos or some inspiration. You may not have your friends there with you, but you have family that you can film this of / with!

 

Are you a brass player? Rod wants you to practise here.

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from the Home Learning Matrix.

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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Thursday 30th April 2020:

Complete the wellbeing tasks. This is by far the most important! Then have a go at the work below if you feel able to. Please don’t worry if you can’t do it all, that is absolutely fine.

Special announcement (Free Computing Club!):

‘Tech We Can’ will be hosting free technology lessons for children (aged 10 – 13) via a webcast. Each lesson will be 20 – 30 minutes long and led by qualified teachers. A challenge will then be set for the students to complete in the hour or so following the lesson. The lessons are set up to be fun and informative, looking at the use of technology in our everyday lives and link into future career paths for the students.

All you need to do is register your interest (you will need an adult’s permission!) at https://techwecan.org/tech-tuesdays/ and tune in at 10.30am every Tuesday morning. Here’s the timetable for the next 3 weeks:

Tuesday 5th May – 10:30am – Manufacturing and Engineering
Tuesday 12th May – 10:30am – Tech for the Environment
Tuesday 19th May – 10:30am – Tech for Education

Mental Health and Wellbeing: Complete your gratitude journals and try these ideas!

Maths: It’s time to check your answers from the past 3 days here! Don’t forget about MyMaths too!

Reading: This year marks 102 years since women in this country have been allowed to vote! We mustn’t take our democracy for granted, and it is important that we remember the brave women who fought with their lives to make this happen. Read the text here and see if you can answer the questions below. Check your answers at the end! Remember – everything needs to be retrieved from the text and not done by memory.

Emmeline Pankhurst, as well as most of the prominent (well-recognised) suffragettes all spent time at some point at Holloway Prison, which is just a few minutes’ walk from our school! Jamaica Class: through your Young City Poets project you learnt about Duleep Singh, the young Maharaja and former owner of the Koh-I-Noor diamond. Sophia, his sister, was also a suffragette and was imprisoned at Holloway.

Writing: Dr. Kalmenius was spotted near Camden Road Station before the lockdown! What could he be here for? What might he get up to? Write a story about what Dr. K could be doing in our town!

Art:

Create a Where’s Wally style drawing, but hide Dr. Kalmenius from Clockwork at the busy Clock Of Glockenheim unveiling instead! We will choose the best one to be posted and completed by other children next week. Remember to write down the answer when you email us your pictures via this uploader. Don’t forget to sneak in Putzi, Gretl, Princess Mariposa and the rest of the characters. Would Mariposa be looking into a mirror? Would Baron Stelgratz make a special reappearance?

Coding: Play That Tune! Use your coding skills to pass through the levels.

Music: Start recording your videos! It doesn’t have to be the whole song, just a clip or some short clips will do. Remember to put the song on in the background if you are singing or dancing so it is in time and in key. This is not needed if you’re just filming yourselves having fun in general. We can’t wait to see what you will come up with! You could even film or take a photo of yourself holding up a message to your friends from school.

Are you a brass player? Rod wants you to practise here.

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from the Home Learning Matrix.

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths. Or see if you can find more wellbeing activities that you have missed from previous days and complete those!

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Friday 1st May 2020:

Complete the wellbeing tasks. Mental health and wellbeing always comes first! Then have a go at the work below if you feel able to. Please don’t worry if you can’t do it all, that is absolutely fine.

Mental Health and Wellbeing: Here is a video of Angie’s cat Rio sleeping like she had fainted! Can you get yourself as relaxed as she is right now? Take a look at these tips and see how relaxed you can get!Maths: Complete this maths challenge with your siblings if you have any, or with other members of your family! No one available? Challenge yourself. Don’t forget about MyMaths too!

Reading: It’s your time to be a quiz master! Read this and familiarise yourself with answers first. When you have found someone to take the quiz, use this presentation and give them this answer sheet to fill in. If you don’t have a printer, scrap paper will do! If no one is around to play with you, focus on the presentation and see if you can read it and answer the questions correctly.

Writing: Do you think schools should remain closed, or open again as soon as possible? Decide which side you agree with, and write a persuasive letter to our Secretary of State For Education, Gavin Williamson, to put forward your views. Look at this powerpoint, then use this word mat  along with this checklist to help you when you write your persuasive text.

Coding: Code a game about DNA here!

Music: Start recording your videos, the clips are now flooding in! It doesn’t have to be the whole song, just a clip or a few clips will do!  You could even film or take a photo of yourself holding up a message to your friends from school.We can’t wait to see what you will come up with. Don’t miss out, the deadline is next Friday! Email your clips or photos to Angie via this uploader or get your parents to email them through.

Are you a brass player? Rod wants you to practise here.

Art: Recreate a famous piece of art using objects found around your home! Get your family members and pets involved if you can. Here are some examples. Send us what you create, and don’t forget to tell us the name of the original piece and the artist if you do!

Self Portrait by Frida Kahlo, 1940

American Gothic by Grant Wood,1930

Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci, 1503

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from the Home Learning Matrix.

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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Summer Term Week 1 (20.04.20 – 24.04.20)

Day 1: Complete your work in your home learning book, by clicking add notes on the top right corner of the PDF, or straight onto the sheet if you have a printer.

Maths: Complete Summer Term Week 1 Lesson 1 (adding decimals within 1) after watching the video, then check your work by clicking on the answers document. Access the resources by clicking here.

Reading: It’s finally time to finish Clockwork by Philip Pullman! As it has been  a while since we have read it, let’s re-read the previous chapter to refresh our memories.

If there is any vocabulary that you don’t understand or have forgotten, use this site to find the definitions and note them down so that you can understand the text fully.

Writing: Imagine that Karl’s plan work out for him. What sort of sinister (look it up if you don’t know what it means!) things could he do, with Sir Ironsoul under his control and the fame and fortune that he always craved? Write a letter as Karl to Fritz to confess what you’ve been up to, and how you feel about it all. Email your letters to us if you are proud of the writing you have done, and tell us why you think it is effective and powerful. We look forward to seeing your hard work!

SC: write in first person as Karl    SC: informal language     SC: explain what Karl did and how he feels about it

Art: Design your own Clockwork figure. There are no limits – but remember that this text was set around 100 years ago in Germany!

Music:

Some of you will have begun to learn  I Wish I Could Feel What It Means To Be Free by the amazing Nina Simone. If you want to, take a video of yourselves singing and / or dancing the song . Angie will edit the clips together to make a music video that will hopefully cheer us all up a little and remind us of the crazy times we live in right now! We will need a variety of clips to work with, so there aren’t really restrictions – you can film it yourself or get family members / your toys involved, or if you’re feeling camera shy you can film a drawing you drew, the view from your window, anything goes! There is one rule though – if you are singing please put the song on softly in the background so that we are all singing in the same key. We can’t wait what you come up with over the week, email Angie (or Mel or Lisa if you don’t have Angie’s email address) when you’re ready!

Self care/ wellness: Have you completed the wellness activities from our Easter section? There were lots of activities. If you haven’t done them, scroll down and give them a go! Otherwise, it’s time to add to your happy jar! What are you grateful for today? What has made you smile in the past week? Write them down and illustrate the things that have kept you positive recently.

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from the Home Learning Matrix.

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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Day 2 (21st April 2020) : Complete your work in your home learning book, by clicking add notes on the top right corner of the PDF, or straight onto the sheet if you have a printer.

Maths: Recap your knowledge of decimals, by completing this task. Give this exercise a go first, then go through the answers. If you want to challenge yourself further, try this exercise too!

Click here for the lesson video. Look for Summer Term Week 1 Lesson 2 – Subtracting decimals within 1.

Click for the worksheet  If you have to a device other than a smartphone, download the PDF and look towards the top left of the document, click “Add Notes” and you can write on it! Alternatively, if you have a printer print the sheet or write your answers in your work book or a piece of paper.

Reading: We are nearly where we left off with Clockwork! Refresh your memory by reading the extract below. Do you remember what happens next? What do you think about what Fritz said to Gretl, what does this show about his character? Note down any questions that you have, or vocabulary that you are unsure of and look up their definitions using the dictionary link from Day 1!

 

Writing: Write a short story about Fritz’s escape to one of the locations he mentioned. What would his journey be like? How might he act that reflects how he feels? Does anything exciting happen on his journey there, for example, does he run into Dr. Kalmenius? Before you write, do some research on what that city was like in early 1900s. Given the time and place the story is set, ensure you don’t include any modern transport or technology that would not have been invented yet.

LO: write a narrative about a character in a story.

SC: third person     SC: past tense      SC: relative clause (eg. Fritz, who was trembling with fear, boarded the crowded train while clutching all his life’s possessions in his hands.)

Art: Draw a picture of a comic to depict Fritz’s escape to his new life. What sorts of clothes would he wear? What might a train in the 1900s look like? He is on the run – show how nervous and frightened he is!

Self care/ wellness: Try this positivity board game! If you don’t have a printer, close your eyes and see which square your finger lands on and do the task in the box! Positivity Board Game UK- Big Life Journal

Computing: Design your own Google doodle with Hour of Code!

Additional activities:

Have you tried these activities yet? If not, give them a go during the week!

Visit some virtual galleries and museums! Click this link to an article from The Guardian newspaper that lists some virtual tours of galleries and museums around the world!

Looking for a great story? Hop onto Audible Stories where you can listen, for free, to a selection of great books.

Music: Continue with our music video project for I Wish I Could Feel What It Means To Be Free. You don’t have to film for the entire song, but Angie will need some clips of you singing, lip-syncing, hugging your siblings, playing at home, planting some seeds… anything that shows some positivity in these strange times! If you don’t want to be on camera you can film some cute family photos, your drawings, anything you are comfortable with and she will edit the clips together into a music video to be shared with our year group. Remember, if you are singing please put the song on in the background so that it is in the correct pitch and speed.

Are you a brass player? Rod wants you to practise here.

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from the Home Learning Matrix.

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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Wednesday 22nd April 2020:  Complete the wellbeing task first. Mental health and wellbeing always comes first! Then have a go at the work below if you feel able to. We have put more work than needed so don’t worry if you don’t get round to doing it all.

Mental Health and Wellbeing: Have a go at this Daily Worry Time Worksheet. Draw your own if you don’t have a printer! It is important for us to realise we don’t have to be feeling positive all the time, as they say “It’s Okay to not be Okay”! Show your sheet to a family member and talk it through with them. You may find that sharing how you feel will make you feel better! At the end, think about some things you can do to list your spirits a little…and do them!

Maths: Decimals – complements to 1!

Click here for the lesson video, worksheet and answers if you would like to download them. Look for Summer Term Week 1 Lesson 3  – Subtracting decimals within 1.  If you have to a device other than a smartphone, download the PDF and look towards the top left of the document, click “Add Notes” and you can write on it! Alternatively, if you have a printer print the sheet or write your answers in your work book or a piece on some paper.

Worksheet:  Lesson-3-Y5-Summer-Block-1-WO3-Complements-to-1-2020

Reading: Let’s read on! You can watch the video by clicking here and entering the password Karl. Please excuse my mistakes, it was very strange (and cringe if I’m honest!) doing this for the first time. Here is the text so that you can complete the task listed in the Writing section below. 

Writing: Create a comic with 6 to 9 squares to summarise what has happened in this part of the text. Remember captions for every box, and speech and thought bubbles for some. Send us the work you want us to see!

Art: Create an alternative book cover for Clockwork. Who will you feature? What would you focus on? Make a blurb if you have time! How would you summarise the story so you don’t give too much of the plot away? Make this enticing so people would buy the book!

 

Music: Begin to practice recording for our music video! Remember, you don’t have to be on camera if you don’t want to. Film your parents / siblings / pets / view from your window / something you made…

Are you a brass player? Rod wants you to practise here.

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from the Home Learning Matrix.

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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Thursday 23rd April 2020 Complete the wellbeing task first. Mental health and wellbeing always comes first! Then have a go at the work below if you feel able to. We have put more work than needed so don’t worry if you don’t get round to doing it all.

You can now upload your work directly to your teacher! Fill in the form and we will reply to you via your parent’s email. We can’t wait to see your work!

Mental Health and Wellbeing: Bored? Have a go at these activities to make yourself feel better!

 


Maths: Adding decimals.

Click here for the lesson video for Summer Term Week 1 Lesson 4, the worksheet and answers if you would like to download them.  If you have to a device other than a smartphone, download the PDF and look towards the top left of the document, click “Add Notes” and you can write on it! Alternatively, if you have a printer print the sheet or write your answers in your work book or a piece on some paper.

Worksheet: Adding-decimals-crossing-the-whole-2020

Reading: Let’s read on! Stop at “with all her might”. See the writing section for your follow up task!

Writing: What happens next? What will Gretl discover? Could it be Dr. Kalmenius in yet another criminal act? What else could be in the clock tower? What might happen to Gretl – will she find Prince Florian? Write an exciting narrative to describe what could follow!

Try to use:

  • past tense
  • third person
  • simile / metaphor / personification
  • anything else that will make your narrative as powerful and exciting as possible!

Art: Illustrate the scene you have written! Draw it in the style of  Peter Bailey, the illustrator of Clockwork.

DT: Mel has compiled a mini recipe book for you! Have a go if you have the right ingredients at home, send us some pictures of your creations via the uploader here.

Coding: Have a go at coding an animation here!

Music: Start recording your videos! It doesn’t have to be the whole song, just a clip will do! Thank you so much to Albie and friends who have already submitted theirs, we can’t wait to see what you will come up with!

Are you a brass player? Rod wants you to practise here.

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from the Home Learning Matrix.

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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Friday 24th April 2020:  Complete the wellbeing task first. Mental health and wellbeing always comes first! Then have a go at the work below if you feel able to. There’s extra incase you want something to do over the weekend, please don’t worry if you can’t do it all that is absolutely fine.

You can now upload your work directly to your teacher! There is no function to reply to you directly but we will reply to your parent’s email when we can. To help us manage this, try to send your work in one go instead of several posts. There is no pressure to send us every piece of work so send us the highlights or any photos of you having a good time at home!

Mental Health and Wellbeing:

With so much fake news around, it is important that we remember to only consider news from reputable sources that we can trust. Have a go at this Coronavirus Myth Buster and see how accurate your knowledge of the virus is.

Here is a lovely book by Axl Sheffler, illustrator of The Gruffalo, that explains the virus a little more.

Have a go at these wellbeing activities! Maths: Practice place value using Number and Place Value Workbook

Answers: Number and Place Value Workbook Answers.

Don’t forget about MyMaths too!

Reading: Let’s read on! Write a short prediction (illustrate and label it if you like!) about what Gretl may find inside the Clock Tower. Use these predicting stems!

Writing: Write a news report about the discovery of Karl’s body! It will be huge news that the apprentice of Herr Ringlemann has been murdered, the night before the unveiling of the new figure for the tower. The citizens of old Germany have all flocked to see the tower, and the news will have sent shockwaves through the country. Use this template or draw your own!

Coding: Change the world!

Music: Start recording your videos! It doesn’t have to be the whole song, just a clip will do! Thank you so much to Albie and friends who have already submitted theirs, we can’t wait to see what you will come up with!

Are you a brass player? Rod wants you to practise here.

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from the Home Learning Matrix.

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from the Home Learning Matrix.

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Week 2 (30.03.20 – 03.04.20)

Day 1: Complete your work in your home learning book

Maths: Recap your knowledge of fractions, by completing this fractions task. Give this exercise a go first, then go through the answers. If you want to challenge yourself further, try this exercise too!

Reading: Who loves the author Roald Dahl? We Teachers certainly do! Have a go at this reading task all about the man himself.

Writing: Watch this clip of ‘Pigeon impossible’. Use your skills as reporters to write a news report on the events that unfold. Remember an eye-catching headline! Answer your questions: who, what, where, when, how? Make sure you include an interview with a key witness.

Art: Get those creative juices flowing and have a go at one of these drawing tutorials.

Self care/ wellness: Pick a challenge to complete from these new Mindfulness challenges.

Brain boost: Get your PE session in with Joe Wicks!

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from the Home Learning Matrix.

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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Day 2

Maths: Time to practice timestables! Don’t forget to work through your challenges on MyMaths too. If you are stuck on something, watch the tutorials!

Have a go at this mental maths test. You’ll need someone to read out the questions from the transcripts. The questions and answers are here. Good luck!

Music and Reading:

This week, learn I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free by legendary singer Nina Simone. Not only was she an incredible singer, songwriter and musician, she overcame her very humble upbringing to become a staunch political activist – fighting against racism in America in the 1960s. The lyrics could not be more fitting for the situation we find ourselves in right now, take a look at them and see if you understand them. We hope that the song will lift your spirits… we can’t wait to sing it with you when school opens again! Lyrics are here.

Writing: Write a letter to somebody that you miss seeing. Tell them:

  • what you have been doing to keep yourself busy
  • how you are feeling about being at home instead of school
  • what you miss the most about school
  • what you miss about being with the person you are writing to
  • ask them questions!

Self care/ wellness: Close your eyes and imagine your happy place. It can be a real place or an imaginary one – a place that makes you feel calm and content. Draw and label it with how / why it makes you feel happy!

Brain boost:  Feel better by getting yourself moving! Put on your favourite song and make up a dance routine for it. Teach your siblings / family, or get them to help you make up the routine.

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from the Home Learning Matrix.

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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Day 3

Maths: Time to brush up on decimal numbers! Complete Week 2, lessons 1 & 2 today. Don’t forget to work through your challenges on MyMaths too. If you are stuck on something, watch the tutorials!

Have a go at this mental maths test. You’ll need someone to read out the questions from the transcripts. The questions and answers are here. Good luck!

Reading: Have a go at these reading revision mats for fiction and non-fiction texts! The answers will be posted on Friday.

Writing: Write a poem inspired by I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free. What do you miss about normal life? Your poem could be free verse (any structure that you like), rhyming, or you could try to rewrite the lyrics altogether!

Music: Continue to learn and practice I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free by Nina Simone. See if you can now sing the chorus without looking at the lyrics! Lyrics are here.

Self care / Wellness: Cheer yourselves up and think of your friends by watching this adorable video Tahiti (now Jamaica) class made last year.

Art: Try these origami (paper folding art) activities. Send us pictures of whatever it is that you make!

Wider Curriculum: Make a video of yourselves and your families if you’re feeling creative, in the style of the Everyday People video. Send them to Mel and I, we would love to seem them!

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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Day 4

Maths: Time to brush up on decimal numbers and fractions as well as percentages! Complete Week 2, lessons 3 & 4 today. Don’t forget to work through your challenges on MyMaths too. If you are stuck on something, watch the tutorials!

Have a go at this mental maths test. You’ll need someone to read out the questions from the transcripts. The questions and answers are here. Good luck!

Reading: Have a go at this poetry revision mat. The answers will be posted on Friday.

Writing:

Watch Dangle. Write a diary entry as the man who found the rope. Remember to write in first person, use past tense, and write all about his (your) thoughts and feelings!

Music: Continue to learn and practice I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free by Nina Simone. See if you can now sing the whole song without looking at the lyrics! If you need them, the lyrics are here.

Self care / Wellness: Write a list of good qualities for people, for example Brave and Honest. Write as many as you can, then use the list to write a positive description of yourself.

Wider Curriculum: Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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Day 5

Maths: Time to brush up on decimal numbers, fractions and percentages! Complete Week 2, lessons 5 today. Go back and watch the videos for lessons 1 to 4 if you need to.

Don’t forget to work through your challenges on MyMaths too. If you are stuck on something, watch the tutorials!

Have a go at this mental maths test, Here is one for the weekend too! You’ll need someone to read out the questions from the transcripts. The questions and answers are here and here. Good luck!

Reading: Here are the answers for the reading mats for the past two days! Read through and check your work!

Writing: Watch Dangle again. Imagine that the rope has appeared on the bottom playground, and you and your friends are the first to find it. Write a play script about this. What do you say and do when you first see it? Do you pull it? What happens if you do? Remember:

[…] Stage directions show what the characters are doing, or how they do something.

Character 1:

Character 2: (How you lay out what they say)

Music: Continue to learn and practice I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free by Nina Simone. See if you can now sing the whole song without looking at the lyrics! You can also watch this tribute made about her by a 11 year old, featuring her song “Feeling Good”.

Brass players: practice what you have been playing with Rod! Click for the link here.

Self care / Wellness: Do something that will make you feel proud of yourself! Have you fallen behind on tidying your room? Can you plant a seed? Help your family with a job? Leave a kind note for your neighbour to tell them you’re thinking of them? Once you have done it, close your eyes and remember how good it feels!

Over the weekend, try to complete these activities. If you don’t have a printer, have a go at drawing your own!

Wider Curriculum: Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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****Additional activities to keep you busy during the Easter Break ****

Don’t forget, this is your holiday! It is important that you recharge and keep yourselves feeling as positive and relaxed as you can, so that you are ready for action for the second term be it at school or at home. Here are some activities that we think you may enjoy:

Red Cross Kindness Calendar: Things may feel unsettled right now, but one thing is clear: small acts of kindness can make a difference. There has certainly been an outpouring of kindness across the country and children can play their role too! Use the kindness calendar to learn about the importance of being kind to yourselves, as well as sharing your kindness with others. You can record daily acts of kindness and review all you have achieved at the end of each week, no matter how big or small. There are 10 activities to accompany the calendar and you can also add your own. We can share our acts of kindness when we go back to school, or when we have our weekly phone calls!

Take a look at the files below so you know what to do.

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Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • write or draw what kindness means to you
  • check in on neighbours in a safe way – perhaps, put a note through their door
  • call or write to a relative
  • draw a rainbow and put it in your window to show hope and gratitude to key workers such as NHS staff that are helping to keep the country running
  • write down three things you are grateful for. You will have some ideas from your happiness jar already!
  • do something helpful for a friend or family member – help lay the table or could they keep their bedroom tidy?
  • stay at home – by following this advice you are being kind to others in the community and helping to save lives.

There will be no online work set during the two-week Easter break.  This is a time to relax and recharge.  Week three work will start on Monday, 20th April. In the meantime, here are my top things to do during the break whilst you’re indoors:

Visit some virtual galleries and museums! Click this link to an article from The Guardian newspaper that lists some virtual tours of galleries and museums around the world!

Looking for a great story? Hop on Audible Stories where you can listen, for free, to a selection of great books.

Time to look after your wellbeing! Have a look at this activity pack that we hope will lift your spirits.  Emotional Wellbeing Resource Pack 

Feeling musical? Have a laugh with David Walliams on his classical music podcast. He promises it won’t be a bore!

Are you a brass player? Rod wants you to practise here.

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Week 1 (23.03.20 – 27.03.20)

Day 1: Complete your work in your home learning book

Maths: Have a go at this worksheet. show your workings out and answers in your home learning books. Once completed, you can go through the answers.

Reading: Complete the reading task in your home learning books.

Writing: : Have a look at this picture here. Complete the writing exercise in your home learning books.

Wellness/ Self-care: Take a break from your learning, time to make a happy jar! The first step is to find a pot, anything will do – you might like to clean out a jam jar, or a tin. Get creative and decorate your jar! Next, you need to write down 3 things that make you happy. Cut these slips and place your happy ideas your jar. When you need reminding, you can take an idea from your happy jar to help you!

Brain Boost: Get your bodies moving with this exercise class for kids!

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from the Home Learning Matrix.

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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Day 2

Maths: Spend 45 minutes working on My Maths

Reading: Have a go at this reading comprehension task, you can chose the difficulty level of the task you’re completing. The * at the bottom of the page show which level each task is  *** is the most difficult. You can then go through the answers once completed.

Writing: Build upon your writing ideas from yesterday, have a look at this picture here. Use it to inspire your next writing task.

Self-care/ wellness: Take a step away from your work, have a look out the window, maybe even poke your nose out the window and smell the fresh air! Take some time to think about the next 3 things to add to your happy jar.

Brain boost: Have a go at this fun Harry Potter themed workout!

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from the Home Learning Matrix.

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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Day 3

Maths: Complete the lesson here on dividing by 10, 100, 1000. (lesson 18) Watch the video first, then complete the answers, once completed go though the answers.

Reading: Find a quiet corner at home and spend 30 minutes reading, it’s really important to keep your reading up! Then complete this reading task.

Writing: Use your imaginative writing to complete this writing task.

Self-care/ wellness: Your first task is to write 3 more things to add to your happy jar. Then get into some comfy clothes and have a go at this yoga class.

Brain boost: Time to get active with this 8-minute workout!

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from the Home Learning Matrix.

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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Day 4

Maths: Complete the task – decimals: adding (video 15) First watch the lesson, then complete the answers in your book. Once you have completed the work go through the answers. Remember not to look at the answers until you have completed the task, you’re only cheating yourself if you do!

Reading: Complete this grammar task.

Writing: Write about this tiny turtle giving a speech! 

Self-care/ wellness: Have a look at these mindfulness challenges, over the next few days, choose a challenge to complete. Do not worry about printing the activity off if you don’t have access to a printer.

Brain boost: Get your body moving…20 star jumps! 20 sit ups! 20 frog jumps! 20 high knees! Off you go!

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from the Home Learning Matrix.

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.

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Day 5

Maths: Recap your knowledge of factors, with this lesson and activity. Factors (Video 22) watch the lesson video then complete the activity.

Reading: Find a cosy corner, spend 30 minutes reading a book of your choice. Then write a summary of the pages you have just read. Remember your summarising skills! Keep it short and concise, only tell the key important points.

Writing: Write a diary entry on how you have found your first week of home learning. What do you think has gone well? What have the challenges been? What would you like to improve on next week? Remember the skills you have learnt with your diary entries at school. If possible, ask an adult to email this over to Mel or Angie. We’d love to see how you are getting on!

Self-care/ wellness: Have a look at these mindfulness challenges, over the next few days, choose a challenge to complete. Do not worry about printing the activity off if you don’t have access to a printer. Then add 3 more slips to your happy jar!

Brain boost: Give this exercise class a go!

Wider Curriculum: Over the next few weeks, pick a selection of the tasks from the Home Learning Matrix.

Finished? Want More? Click one of the subsections on the sidebar to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths.