Year 5

Please click on one of the subsections to see a list of websites and additional tasks for Reading, Writing and Maths

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

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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 resources 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.

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.