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Monday 6th July - Friday 17th July
Home learning paper packs
A reminder that work for these 2 weeks will be delivered to your home on either Monday 6th July or Tuesday 7th July. 
Please continue to email me photos of your work or to ask any questions (year5@quarrymountprimary.org.uk).
Thank you,
Miss Blackstone
Home learning from this week (29.06.20 - 03.07.20)

A big well done to this week's homework heroes: Annoushka, Hadiel, Mohammed and Zenat. Here is some of their fantastic work.

Home learning from this week (22.06.20 - 26.06.20)

Our homework heroes this week are: Hadiel, Jenson, Annoushka, Mohammed and Zenat. Well done for sending some great work in!

Monday 22nd June - Friday 3rd July
Home learning moving to paper packs 
Following feedback regarding the home learning, this fortnight's activities will be delivered to you in the form of paper packs.
Please continue to email me photos of your work or to ask any questions (Year5@quarrymountprimary.org.uk).
Thank you,
Miss Blackstone
Home learning from this week (15.06.20 - 19.06.20)

A huge well done to: Jenson, Annouhska, Anas, Natneal, Hadiel and Mohammed who are this weeks homework heroes. Well done! Keep up the hard work.

Home learning tasks for Monday 15th June - Friday 19th June

Click these documents to access the Year 5 home learning tasks for this week. Remember to send photos / videos of your work to year5@quarrymountprimary.org.uk

Home learning from this week (08.06.20 - 12.06.20)

Congratulations to Hadiel, Mohammed and Jenson for being this weel's homework heroes. Well done for completing and sending in some great work.

Home learning tasks for Monday 8th June - Friday 12th June

Click these documents to access Year 5 home learning tasks for this week. Remember to send photos / videos of your work to year5@quarrymountprimary.org.uk

Homework from this week (01.06.20 - 05.06.20)

Well done to this week's homework heroes: Annoushka, Mohammed, Jenson and Hadiel. Great home learning this week!

Newsletter for Tuesday 2nd June
E-Safety Tip: How to be kind online
Home learning tasks for Monday 1st June - Friday 5th June

Click these documents to access Year 5 home learning tasks for this week. Remember to send photos / videos of your work to year5@quarrymountprimary.org.uk

Update added Monday 25th May:
Hello, Year 5!

 As the half-term holidays begin today, I won’t be setting daily learning tasks.

However, here are some things you should be doing over the holidays:

  • Reading for 15 minutes a day independently or with an adult (this can be a physical book or magazine you already own, or through Oxford Reading Buddy)
  • Practising times tables (through TT Rockstars, Daily 10 or Hit the Button) or practising Arithmetic skills (if you already know all your times tables) through your Arithmetic home learning book for 10 minutes a day
  • Practising your Year 5 /6 spelling words for 5 minutes a day. Pick 2 spellings to look at per day and practise them through games like: quick write, wrong hand, pyramid word, backwards letters, silly sentence and so on.
  • Exercising for 30 minutes a day, through either going for a walk with an adult (while keep 2 metres away from other people) or through home work-outs (such as Joe Wicks or Just Dance on Youtube)

Well done on all the great home learning you have been doing. We miss you all very much. Stay safe.

Miss Blackstone & Mrs Lee 

Homework from this week (18.05.20 - 22.05.20)

Congratulartions to this week's homework heroes: Amir, Natneal, Hadiel and Jenson. Well done for sending me some great home learning this week.

Wednesday 20th May School Newsletter
E-Safety tip: Parents guide to PS4
Year 5 home learning tasks (18.05.20 - 22.05.20)

This is a pdf copy of the Year 5 home learning tasks for this week (Monday 18th May – Friday 22nd May), which you can click if you are having trouble viewing the tasks on a mobile phone.

Music resources for daily Activity 4

This is the pdf document required to complete the Music daily activities for KS2.

Update added Monday 18th May:

Year 5 home learning: Monday 18 May – Friday 22 May

Any written tasks (i.e. reading, writing, topic) should be completed in the large lined blue book. Mathematics tasks should be completed in the small squared blue book.

Children can also use these books for any working out / notes they need to make while accessing online resources like Mathletics or Oxford Reading Buddy.

If you have any questions or photos of your children’s work, you can contact Miss Blackstone on weekdays via email: year5@quarrymountprimary.org.uk

Spellings to learn for this week:

Miss Blackstone’s spelling group words: vicious, gracious, spacious, malicious, precious, conscious, delicious, suspicious, atrocious, ferocious

Mrs Lee’s spelling group words: press, compress, impress, suppress, express, venture, adventure, prevent, eventful, invent

 

 

Monday / Tuesday

Activity 1

Reading – Visit this webpage:

https://www.pobble365.com/homecoming/

Make sure you are on the correct picture; the title of the picture is ‘Homecoming’ and it shows two people walking into a ruined city.

Read the ‘Story Starter’ linking to the photograph and then answer the five ‘Question Time!’ questions in your book. 

Remember to write in full sentences and use “I think… because…”.

You will need to use a mixture of evidence from the story starter, the picture and your own imagination to answer them.

 

Activity 2

Writing –

Improve these sentences describing the ‘Homecoming’ picture from the Activity 1 Reading work.

He pulled the sledge through the snow. There was lightning in the sky. The air was cold.

Can you change the vocabulary to be more exciting? Include some adverbs? Add some parenthesis? Expanded noun phrases? Fronted adverbials?

Activity 3

Maths – Answer these questions:

1. Tell me all the factors of 16.

2. Tell me the multiples of 3 up to 30.

3. Show me the factors of 20.

4. What are 5 multiples of 7?

5. Write down all the factors of 24.

https://www.mathsisfun.com/definitions/factor.html

 

Activity 4

Topic – Music

See ‘Activity 1 – Sing Along & Rhythm games’ in the KS2 Music Home Learning Activities pdf uploaded above these tasks.

Scroll up and click on the pdf document above these tasks.

 

Activity 5

Topic – Art

Draw an illuminated letter for the first letter of your name. We looked at illuminated letters as part of our Anglo-Saxon work.

This video gives more information and shows how to draw them:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMi5g3OPO-Q

 

 

 

Wednesday / Thursday

Activity 1

Reading –

Read this text and answer the questions in your book.


Activity 2

Writing –  

Write a fact file about someone who is significant in Black History (which we learned about in Autumn 2). Choose from these people: Barack Obama, Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King or Harriet Tubman.

Ensure you lay it out appropriately and you include these things -

Full name: ……………………………………

Date of birth: ……………………………………

Nationality: ……………………………………

Why he/she is significant in History: ……………………………………

3 interesting facts: ……………………………………

 

Activity 3

Maths

Practice your times tables in your exercise book or online (hit the button/daily 10).

Log on to Timestable Rockstars – can you beat your high score?

 

Activity 4

Topic – Music

See ‘Activity 2 – Exploring rhythm and pulse’ in the KS2 Music Home Learning Activities pdf uploaded above these tasks.

Scroll up and click on the pdf document above these tasks.

Activity 5

P.E – Complete this workout circuit:

10 star jumps, 10 press ups, 10 sit ups and 30 seconds jogging on the spot.

Can you repeat the circuit three times?

 

 

 

 

 

Friday

Activity 1

Reading – log on to Oxford Reading Buddy. Choose a book to read at your appropriate reading level (i.e. white / lime / brown / grey / dark blue). Complete the comprehension questions linking to the book you read. If you are unsure of the answer, check back in the text! You should be scoring at least 7/10 on these tests.

 

Activity 2

Writing – Draw a table in your book and sort these words into nouns and pronouns.

Remember: nouns are naming words like ‘car’ while pronouns can replace a noun e.g. ‘it’ or ‘her’.

 

Activity 3

Maths – Square and cubed numbers

What do each of these calculations equal?

1) 23

2) 53

3) 33

4) 42

5) 82

https://www.mathsisfun.com/definitions/square-number.html

https://www.mathsisfun.com/definitions/cube-number.html

Activity 4

Topic – Music

See ‘Activity 3 – Make your own percussion instrument’ in the KS2 Music Home Learning Activities pdf section.
Scroll up and click on the pdf document above these tasks.

Activity 5

Learn a new skill – Make a corner bookmark

Watch this video on how to make a corner bookmark:

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

You will need: paper, colouring pens or pencils, a pair of scissors and a glue stick.  You can use a small or large square of paper, depending on how big you want your bookmark to be.

If you do not have any glue, think of your own design for the bookmark that you can do with just pens and pencils (so it does not need anything sticking on to it). Like these ones for example:

Homework from this week (11.05.20 - 15.05.20)

This week's homework heroes are: Dima, Mohammed, Hadiel and Jenson. A huge well done to these children for sending me some great home learning work this week.

Monday 11th May School Newsletter
Year 5 children's Mayor of Leeds competition:
http://www.leedsforlearning.co.uk/Page/16720
Leeds Children's Mayor is an annual citizenship programme for primary schools. It engages children in the process of voting and democracy and promotes a better understanding of rights and responsibilities.
You can have a go at entering this competition if you would like to. Follow the instructions on the Leeds for Learning website.
Year 5 home learning tasks (11.05.20 - 15.05.20)

This is a pdf copy of the Year 5 home learning tasks for this week (Monday 11th May – Friday 15th May), which you can click if you are having trouble viewing the tasks on a mobile phone.

Update added Monday 11th May:

Year 5 home learning: Monday 11 May – Friday 15 May

Any written tasks (i.e. reading, writing, topic) should be completed in the large lined blue book. Mathematics tasks should be completed in the small squared blue book.

Children can also use these books for any working out / notes they need to make while accessing online resources like Mathletics or Oxford Reading Buddy.

If you have any questions or photos of your children’s work, you can contact Miss Blackstone on weekdays via email: year5@quarrymountprimary.org.uk

Spellings to learn for this week:

Miss Blackstone’s spelling group words: accidentally, amateur, ancient, bargain, muscle, queue, recognise, twelfth, harass

Mrs Lee’s spelling group words: scope, telescope, microscope, horoscope, periscope, inspect, inspector, respect, perspective, spectacles

 

 

Monday / Tuesday

Activity 1

Reading – Visit this webpage:

https://www.pobble365.com/jurassic/

Make sure you are on the correct picture; the title of the picture is ‘Jurassic’ and it has a large Tyrannosaurus Rex in the middle.

Read the ‘Story Starter’ linking to the photograph and then answer the seven ‘Question Time!’ questions in your book. 

Remember to write in full sentences and use “I think… because…”.

You will need to use a mixture of evidence from the story starter, the picture and your own imagination to answer them.

 

Activity 2

Writing – Improve these sentences describing the ‘Jurassic’ picture from the Activity 1 Reading work.

The dinosaur ran towards the boy. It roared. He was scared. He got into the jeep.

Can you change the verbs to be more exciting? Include some adverbs? Add some parenthesis? Expanded noun phrases? Fronted adverbials?

Activity 3

Maths – Answer these questions about the table below:

1. If I get on the 7.30 train from Scarborough, what time do I reach Leeds?

2. If I arrive in York at 1.40, what time did I set off from Scarborough?

3. When does the 10.00 train from Malton get to York?

4. I leave Seamer at 12.06, what time to do I get to Leeds?

5. My train gets to Leeds at 2.05, so what time did I get the train from York?

 

Activity 4

Topic – PSHE

Look at the Powerpoint ‘Introduction to First Aid and Getting Help’

(I have uploaded it as a pdf document below these tasks, scroll down to access it).

Look at slide 9 and 10. If you were the first aider in these situations, what hazards (dangers) would you need to be aware of? Discuss with someone in your family.

Use the PSHE Staying Safe worksheet provided (uploaded as a pdf below) to identify the hazards and explain to someone in your home why it could be a danger to you as the first aider.  

 

Activity 5

P.E – Have some fun!

Play hide and seek (or hide a cuddly toy) with someone in your household. If they catch you or find the cuddly toy in under 2 minutes, you should do a P.E forfeit e.g. 10 star jumps, 10 press ups, 10 sit ups or 10 seconds jogging on the spot.

 

 

 

Wednesday / Thursday

Activity 1

Reading – read independently for 20 mins.

Now, draw your favourite part of the story and write a paragraph to explain why you liked that part.

Use the writing frames:

My favourite part of the story was… because…

I also liked the part when / where…

 

Activity 2

Writing – Write a story to match this picture. Balloon Race!

Below is the beginning of the story, your job is to continue it and decide what happens in the exciting hot air balloon race.

“After all the months of preparation and excitement, the big day had finally arrived. All at once, the hot air balloons took off into the air, leaving the cheering crowd far below, gasping at the magnificent sight.

A difficult journey lay ahead, and not all of the balloons would make it, but they had to try – the prize of £1,000,000 for the first crew to make it around the world would keep them going…”

Now, it’s your turn!

 

Activity 3

Maths

Log on to Mathletics and complete at least 4 of your set tasks.

 

Activity 4

Topic – PSHE

Role play an imaginary emergency telephone call with someone in your family. One person should be the caller, the other person should be the emergency service operator. Remember, you will need to say which emergency service you require: fire, police or ambulance? You will also need to be able to say: your name, where you are (your address), what has happened and how many people are hurt.

You could video this and send it to your teacher.

Write down your name, full address and phone number. Keep it somewhere safe in your house in case you ever need to make a real emergency phone call.

 

Activity 5

PE - Complete a Joe Wicks Youtube work outs for kids. For example:

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

 

 

 

 

 

Friday

Activity 1

Reading – log on to Oxford Reading Buddy. Choose a book to read at your appropriate reading level (i.e. white / lime / brown / grey / dark blue). Complete the comprehension questions linking to the book you read. If you are unsure of the answer, check back in the text! You should be scoring at least 7/10 on these tests.

 

Activity 2

Writing – Write an acrostic poem about yourself using your first name OR about the season Spring.

Here is an example one using the season Winter:

Wet weather turns to snow

Inside it is warm and snug

No need to leave the sofa

Time to enjoy some hot chocolate

Every year it seems to get colder

Remember to wear your hat and scarf

 

Activity 3

Maths – Roman Numerals

Convert these numbers into Roman Numerals:

28

150

570

2300

1525

If you need a reminder on how to convert numbers to Roman Numerals, visit this webpage:

https://www.mathsisfun.com/roman-numerals.html

 

Activity 4

Topic – PSHE

Watch this Youtube video from St. Johns Ambulance which shows ‘How to make a sling:

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

 

Now, have a go at putting a sling on someone in your family! You probably won’t have a triangular piece of material but you could fold a scarf or fold a piece of square material in half to make a triangle and use this.    

Take a photo of your sling and send it via email.

 

Activity 5

Topic – Computing

Have a play around on Scratch games
https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/
Explore creative computer programming.

 

Homework from this week (04.05.20 - 08.05.20)

A huge well done to the children who have been emailing me their home learning this week. There are some great pieces from: Annoushka, Hadiel, Jenson and Mohammed. You are this week's homework heroes, great job!

A video message from Quarry Mount staff to all of our pupils:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVXlb_c0rrw&feature=youtu.be
We hope to see you all again soon.
Thank you Key Workers Activity pack

This activity pack contains colouring pages, wordsearches, paper doll cut outs and more, all linking to key worker jobs.

E-Safety Tip: Parents guide to Netflix
Monday 4th May School Newsletter
Year 5 home learning tasks (04.05.20 - 08.05.20)

This is a pdf copy of the home learning tasks for this week, which you can click if you are having trouble viewing the tasks on a mobile phone.


Update added Monday 4th May:

Year 5 home learning week: Monday 4 May - Friday 8 May

Any written tasks (i.e. reading, writing, topic) should be completed in the large lined blue book. Mathematics tasks should be completed in the small squared blue book.

Children can also use these books for any working out / notes they need to make while accessing online resources like Mathletics or Oxford Reading Buddy.

If you have any queries, or any photos / evidence of your child’s work, you can contact Miss Blackstone on weekdays via email: year5@quarrymountprimary.org.uk

Spellings to learn for this week:

Miss Blackstone’s spelling group words: sincere, interfere, sphere, adhere, severe, preserve, atmosphere, mere, hemisphere, austere

Mrs Lee’s spelling group words: instruct, structure, construction, instruction, instructor, unit, union, united, universe, university

 

 

Monday / Tuesday

Activity 1

Reading – Read this text and then answer the questions in your large blue book.

https://cdn.oxfordowl.co.uk/2020/03/13/08/49/07/41ba3a3d-d6de-47c6-98c2-e0a85cc13b04/BondSATsSkills_Comprehension9-10_Unit9.pdf

For the ‘tick’ questions, simply write down the answer that you would have ticked. The answers are at the bottom BUT you shouldn’t look at these until you finish, it is important to see how many questions you got right on your own!

Activity 2

Writing – Follow this creative writing prompt.

“Imagine that you are given the power to make any one of your dreams come true. Which dream would you choose? Write about the dream that is most important to you and why you would most want it to come true.”

Activity 3

Maths –   Log on to Mathletics and complete at least 4 of your set tasks.

Activity 4

Topic – Science

DO NOT OPEN THE BOTTLE!
Fun experiment (pressure and forces)

Take an empty plastic bottle (any size and type will do). Ask an adult to punch a hole in the side of the bottle with a pair of scissors or skewer. Cover the hole in the bottle with your finger and fill the bottle with tap water. Screw the cap back on tightly and remove your finger from the hole. The water will not leak out.

However, if you pick the bottle up and squeeze it even just a little bit, the water will pour out! You can also make the bottle “pour” by loosening and tightening the cap but remember to do it over the sink/bath or outside!

 

The science bit: When the cap is on the bottle, the air pressure in the bottle is equal to the pressure outside the bottle. When the pressure is the same, there is nothing to force the water to leave the bottle. When you loosen or remove the cap, the water squirts out because the weight of the water has a greater pressure than the pressure outside of the bottle. Even when the cap is on tightly, picking up the bottle will squeeze it just enough to FORCE the water to squirt out.

Activity 5

P.E – Get active with Kids Bop on Youtube.

Have fun dancing along with some of the Kids Bop dance along songs. Can you remember a full routine?

Here are links to some of the songs that I think you will enjoy and there are lots more that you can search for on Youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ohga4SS1xOc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0Xn4kd8xqY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40uEcTuqIvM

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday / Thursday

Activity 1

Reading –  Go to this webpage:
https://www.pobble365.com/about-to-hatch/

Answer the “Question time!” questions that link to the picture. Remember to write in full sentences and use “I think… because…”. You will need to use a mixture of evidence from the picture and your own imagination to answer them.

Activity 2

Writing – Dictionary challenge

Use a physical or online dictionary to find the definitions for your spelling words (at the top of the page). If you already know a word, use it in a sentence rather than writing a definition. Do this for all 10 words.

For example, if I don’t know the meaning of the word sincere, I need to use a dictionary to look up the meaning and then write down the definition. If I do know the definition, I use that word in a sentence instead.

 

Activity 3

Maths – Answer these word problems:

 

1. Devlin buys 89 marbles and shares them between 5 friends. How many marbles do they have each?

2. A car travels at 55 miles per hour (mph).

a) How many miles will it travel in 8 hours?

b) How many miles will it travel in 16 hours?

3. A business man owns 7 shops. Each shop contains 358 t-shirts. How many t-shirt does the business man have in total?

4. Kyle and Hayley get £12 a week pocket money each. How much pocket money will they have in 5 weeks?

5. Tina had a cupboard in her bedroom on which she kept her books. There were 15 books on each of 8 shelves. How many books does she have altogether?

 

Activity 4

Topic – Science

MAKE CONRFLOUR SLIME (liquids and solids)

You will need: a large bowl, 200ml water, 200-300g cornflour, aprons and table cover

Method:

1. Put the cornflour into a bowl.

2. Pour in the water, mixing slowly.

3. Put your hands in and experiment with it – squeeze it, punch it, slap it.

Question time:

1) Is the cornflour a liquid or solid? How is it different to water?

2) What happens as you add the water?

3) How does the slime feel to touch? Is it a solid or liquid?

4) Take a picture of your experiment. You could also write up your results and findings.

The science bit: Cornflour is made up of lots of tiny (<0.01mm) starch particles which are very attracted to water, so the water gets in amongst them very quickly. The water acts as a lubricant, so when you move it slowly, the particles have time to move past each other and they can flow like a liquid. However, if you apply a rapid force it causes the particles to move slightly causing the particles that are almost touching to jam together and the water that was between them moves sideways slightly into the gaps. Now, instead of having lots of lubricated individual particles, you have a solid structure of lumps touching each other which can't flow.

Activity 5

Topic – D.T 

Imagine that you've crash landed on a new planet (your house or garden). Create a den out of anything that you can use. Take a photo of what you come up with. Make sure you ask your parent or guardians permission before moving things around!

 

 

 

 

 

Friday

Activity 1

Reading – log on to Oxford Reading Buddy and read a book you haven’t read yet at your appropriate reading level i.e. White, Lime, Brown, Grey or Dark Blue. When you have finished the book, take the quiz. Remember that you can look back in the book while doing the quiz (but make sure you return to the quiz by pressing the side arrow on the right, do not press back as that will close the quiz and you will need to start again). Take a photo of the score you got.

 

Activity 2

Writing –  Go to this webpage:
https://www.pobble365.com/the-never-ending-tunnel/

Read the “Story Starter!” that links to the picture.

Finish the story using your own ideas about where the path leads to. Make sure to use capital letters, full stops and commas in your work. You could challenge yourself to include parenthesis.

 

Activity 3

Maths – Make a poster to explain how you would find the common factors for 12 and 15. Include the key vocabulary: multiples, factors and factor pairs.

If you need to remind yourself what factors are, visit this webpage:

https://www.mathsisfun.com/definitions/factor.html

 

Activity 4

Topic – Science

Revisiting Rocks!

Draw a Venn diagram to compare two of the main types of rocks: igneous and sedimentary.

What is similar about them and what is different? Remember that similarities go in the middle of a Venn diagram.

Include some examples of each type of rock too.

Draw pictures of an example of each.

Activity 5

V.E Day tasks

Today (Friday 8th May) is VE Day - or 'Victory in Europe Day'. It marks the day in World War Two (WW2) when fighting against Nazi Germany in Europe came to an end.

At 11am, you can join in with the two-minute national silence to remember the declaration of victory and the end of the Second World War in Europe.

Watch this short video which explains what VE Day and VJ Day were, and the events that led to the end of the war:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks2-ve-day/z7xtmfr

Now, design a medal for British soldiers who served in the Second World War. Try to think about what the medal should say and what colours it should include.

Here is a medal from World War One and a blank medal to help you.

 

 

 


 

Homework from this week (27.04.20 - 01.05.20)

I would like to say a massive well done and thank you to all the children who have emailed me pictures of their homework this week. I am so impressed with you all, keep up the hard work! This week's homework heroes are: Anas, Dirnas, Hadiel, Hossain, Jenson, Mohammed and Tiana.

Tuesday 28th April School Newsletter

Update added Monday 27th April:
 

Year 5 home learning week: Monday 27 April - Friday 1 May

Any written tasks (i.e. reading, writing, topic) should be completed in the large lined blue book. Mathematics tasks should be completed in the small squared blue book.

Children can also use these books for any working out / notes they need to make while accessing online resources like Mathletics or Oxford Reading Buddy.

If you have any queries, or any photos / evidence of your child’s work, you can contact Miss Blackstone on weekdays via email: year5@quarrymountprimary.org.uk

Spellings to learn for this week:

Miss Blackstone’s spelling group words: nearby, everywhere, nowhere, inside, outside, upstairs, downstairs, underneath, behind, somewhere

Mrs Lee’s spelling group words: enough, young, touch, double, country, trouble, courage, rough, tough, cousin

 

 

Monday / Tuesday

Activity 1

Reading – log on to Oxford Reading Buddy and (with help from an adult or older sibling if needed) read ‘The Solar System’ or 'Team X' OR you can choose any other Space-themed book you like the look of (e.g. Space Hunt, Revenge of the X-bots or Fur From Home). Answer the quiz questions linking to the book you chose. Take a photo of the score you get.

 

Activity 2

Writing – Think back to when we wrote our instructions in Autumn 2. Write a set of instructions for “how to annoy your teacher” or “how to have fun during lockdown” or any food recipe that you would like to write. Remember you need to include: a ‘how to’ title, ingredients, equipment, method, numbered steps, time conjunctions and commas.

For example:

How to make marmite on toast:

Ingredients:

- bread

- butter

- marmite

Equipment:

- plate

- toaster

- knife

Method:

1) First, get all of your ingredients out.

2) Next, put 2 slices of bread into the toaster.

etc.

Activity 3

Maths –  Practice your times tables in your exercise book or online (hit the button/daily 10).

Log on to Timestable Rockstars – can you beat your high score?

Activity 4

P.E – Gymnastics

Use these different gymnastic movements to create your own sequences.

  • roll
  • jump
  • balance
  • travel

Think how you will move from one movement to the next. Think about how you can improve your sequence using good presentation.

There is an example of a gymnastic sequence on the link below if you feel like a challenge!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FudfJp8BEh0

 

 

 

Wednesday / Thursday

Activity 1

Reading –  Choose a story book you haven’t read before on Oxford Reading Buddy to read independently. Stop half-way through the book and write a prediction about how you think the story will end. Use the writing frame “I predict… because…” and make sure you give a clear reason for your prediction, based on what has happened so far in the story.

 

Activity 2

Writing – Return to your instructions from yesterday. Edit and improve them by checking for missing punctuation and ensuring it all makes sense.  Have you used your best handwriting? Are all the capital letters tall and clear? Are your other letters all the same height? Have you used cursive letters loops? Rewrite your work as neatly as possible.

 

Activity 3

Maths – Answer these word problems.

1) 150 boys and 130 girls go on a school trip.  They travel on 5 coaches.  How many children are there on each coach?

2) Mrs Marsh has 492 chickens. She keeps them in 4 identical chicken sheds.  How many chickens are in each shed?

3) A lady has 2048 chocolates and shares them among 8 people. How many chocolates do they each get?

4) Mrs Jones wins £4548 on the lottery one week.  She shares the winnings equally between her 6 children.  How much money do they get each?

5) Joe had 459 lego bricks.  He wants to pack the bricks away into boxes. Each boxes holds 8 bricks. How many boxes will he need?

 

Activity 4

P.E – Games

Sock challenges!

You will need:

  • Pair of socks rolled into a ball (or you can use an actual ball - if you have one at home).  
  • Watch/clock to time 30 seconds.
  • Empty box or container
  • Toilet rolls

Challenge 1:

How times can you throw the ball and catch it in 30 seconds?

Try it three times – can you beat your score each time?

Can you do the same amount if you only use one hand to throw and catch?

Challenge 2:

Place the empty box/container on the floor. Step back 7 steps. Can you throw the sock ball into the box/container? If you manage this easily you can move further back from the box or make your box smaller. How many times can you throw the sock ball into the box in 1 minute? Remember to only count the ones that land in the box.

Challenge 3:

Make a tower out of three or four toilet rolls. Step back 7/8 steps. Use the sock ball to try knock down the toilet roll tower! If it is too easy take 2 or 3 steps back before you throw again. The link for a video of challenge 3 is below:

https://youtu.be/JfSl3G0p4u0

 

 

 

Friday

Activity 1

Reading – Go to  https://www.pobble365.com/the-tunnel

Answer the “Question time!” questions that link to the picture. Remember to write in full sentences and use “I think… because…”

Activity 2

Writing –  Choose 10 words from the Year 5/6 common exception list in your home learning pack. Practice them using spelling games like: quickwrite, wrong hand, silly sentence, rainbow writing, pyramid words.

Then, write 5 sentences that contain all 10 words. That would mean that each of the 5 sentences contains 2 of the 10 words. 
Here is my example sentence using 2 words I chose from the Year 5/6 common exception list:
Please could you accompany me to my accomodation?

 

Activity 3

Maths – Log on to Mathletics and complete at least 4 of your set tasks.

 

Activity 4

P.E – Circuits

Design and plan your own fitness circuit with 5 stations. It is up to you how long you want each station to last.

You could include:

I have included the links of some of the activities to help you.

Challenge!

Can you complete your circuit every day for 3 days in a row?

 

 

 

 

 

Homework from this week (20.04.20 - 24.04.20)

A huge well done to everyone who has sent in homework this week: Annoushka, Avaiya, Dirnas, Hadiel, Jenson, Mohammed, Tyrell. You are all homework heroes!

Update added Monday 20th April:
Monday / Tuesday Acitvity 2:
Writing – Use the Spring 1 text map of our setting description of Narnia to write your own setting description for one of the following: a farm, a haunted house, a jungle / rainforest, a zoo, outer space, the beach.
Here are the pictures for the text map needed:


Don't worry if you have forgotten some small bits of the text map! Focus on making sure your writing makes sense.
The first sentence is "Lucy kept moving forward until she found herself in a cold, snowy woodland."
So if I was writing my new piece about a beach, I might write "Peter kept moving forward until he found himself on a beautiful, sandy beach."
Remember to email a photo of your writing to me: year5@quarrymountprimary.org.uk

Update added: Monday 20th April

Year 5 home learning week: Monday 20 - Friday 24 April

Any written tasks (i.e. reading, writing, topic) should be completed in the large lined blue book. Mathematics tasks should be completed in the small squared blue book.

Children can also use these books for any working out / notes they need to make while accessing online resources like Mathletics or Oxford Reading Buddy.

If you have any queries, or any photos / evidence of your child’s work, you can contact Miss Blackstone on weekdays via email: year5@quarrymountprimary.org.uk

Spellings to learn for this week:

Miss Blackstone’s spelling group words: yesterday, tomorrow, later, lately, immediately, earlier, eventually, recently, previously, finally

Mrs Lee’s spelling group words: woman, wonder, month, govern, brother, another, shovel, above, Monday, discover

 

 

 

Monday / Tuesday

Activity 1

Reading – log on to oxford reading buddy and (with help from an adult or older sibling if needed) read the dark blue book Beowulf, Grendel and the Dragon and answer the quiz questions at the end. Take a photo of the score you got.

 

Activity 2

Writing – Use the Spring 1 text map of our setting description of Narnia (see ‘Year 5 previous text maps’ on the Year 5 class page) to write your own setting description  for one of the following: a farm, a haunted house, a jungle / rainforest, a zoo, outer space, the beach.

 

Activity 3

Maths – Log on to Mathletics and complete at least 4 of your set tasks.

 

Activity 4

Topic – History.  Choose your favourite history topic that you have done so far in school (Year 5 have done: Nelson Mandela / Black History Month, Anglo-Saxons and Public park use in the early 19th Century). Create a poster that includes all the information that you learned during this topic.

Activity 5

Have some fun! Teach yourself a new card game e.g. Crazy Eights (it’s a bit like Uno!), Go Fish or Snap. There are some card games you can play on your own too if everyone is busy, such as Solitaire. You could watch an online tutorial on how to play.

 

 

 

Wednesday / Thursday

Activity 1

Reading – read a book of your choice (either one you own or on Oxford Reading Buddy). Now, write a summary of the book. A summary is where you write the main events in a story in only a few sentences. It must use all the key information from the story and should answer the questions: who, what, where, when, why and how. For example, if I was writing a summary of Beowulf and Grendel, I would answer the who, what, where, when, why and how questions, then use these answers to write sentences.

Who? Beowulf, Grendel, King Hrothgar

What? Beowulf kills Grendel for attacking the villagers

Where? The local mead hall

When? After many nights of horror

Why? So he can be a hero

How? By ripping Grendel’s arm off

Summary: Beowulf wants to be a hero so he comes to help King Hrothgar. He travels to the local mead hall to defeat the evil Grendel who has been attacking the villagers for many nights. He murders Grendel by ripping off his arm.

Now it’s you turn!

Activity 2

Writing – Return to your setting description from yesterday. Edit and improve it as much as you can. Have you included parenthesis? Expanded noun phrases? A variety of conjunctions? Checked for spelling errors? Improved vocabulary?

Now, read your setting description to someone in your family and see if they can imagine your setting in their mind.

 

Activity 3

Maths – Answer these place value puzzles. Remember that the word ‘sum’ means ‘total’. So you must add the numbers to get the sum of the digits. You will not always get the right answer the first time so keep trying.

For the first question, you might do this:

1a) 2755

2 + 7 + 5 + 5 = 19

So I have found a 4 digit number that has a sum of 19. But is it the largest number I could have made? No. I could have 7552 instead using the same digits.

9910

9 + 9 + 1 + 0 = 19

So I have found another 4 digit number that has a sum of 19. But is it the largest number I could have made? You decide when you have your turn!

 

1) In a 4-digit number, the sum of the digits is 19.

a) What is the largest number you can make?

b) What is the smallest number you can make?

 

2) In a 5-digit number, the sum of the digits is 22.

a) What is the largest number you can make?

b) What is the smallest number you can make?

 

3) In a 6-digit number, the sum of the digits is 31.

a) What is the largest number you can make?

b) What is the smallest number you can make?

 

Activity 4

Topic – History.  Now it’s time to do your additional research about the topic you made the poster for on Monday. There might be some things that you may have forgotten, or things that you might want to find out more about.

Here are some useful websites to help you with your research:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/forkids/

https://www.historyforkids.net/

https://www.history.org.uk/primary/resource/3620/primary-topic-websites

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/category/discover/history/

Remember to write down any information you find out! Try and find at least 3 new facts about the topic you have chosen that you didn’t learn in class.

 

Activity 5

PE – Complete this home work-out for kids. Ensure that you have a drink of water with you!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hdR8Mlib3M

 

 

 

Friday

Activity 1

Reading – Design a new front cover for your favourite book. You could use one we have read in class e.g. Beowulf, Journey to Jo’Berg or The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.

Activity 2

Writing –  Answer these grammar questions in your book, do not look at the answers until you have finished. Where it asks you to add a missing word or underline, just write the answer on the lines in your books. e.g.

1. It
2. ....
3. ....

And so on.

https://cdn.oxfordowl.co.uk/2020/03/16/13/06/46/aed3cc4a-2001-4d3c-9eef-2d64d2f3fab7/AtHomeWith_Grammar7-9.pdf

 

Activity 3

Mathsplay nrich countdown with someone in your family (or on your own if you are feeling confident). Use the back of your Maths book for any working out you need to do.  https://nrich.maths.org/6499

 

Activity 4

Topic – History. Now it’s time to present your research on your chosen topic. It can be done in any way you choose.

Here are some ideas:

  • Powerpoint presentation
  • Poster
  • Non-chronologial Report
  • Create a timeline
  • Create a board game that includes the information
  • Write a poem
  • Create a scrap book

You can also access this website for many other interesting ways to present your information!

https://minds-in-bloom.com/72-creative-ways-for-students-to-show/

Activity 5

Complete 3 of the ‘100 activities to do indoors’ from your home learning pack that  you have not tried yet. Take a photo of yourself doing it.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                    

Updated added: Tuesday 7 April 
I hope you are enjoying your Easter holidays so far, Year 5.
I would like to say a big well done to Hadiel and Dirnas who have already begun to complete their Q.M Easter Challenge (see below for an image and pdf of the challenge).


Some of Hadiel's work

Dirnas' home work-out with Joe Wicks
Quarry Mount Primary School Easter Challenge 2020
Photo of the challenge:
Quarry Mount Primary School Easter Challenge 2020

Updated: Monday 6 April
Happy Easter!

Hello, Year 5!
Here are the next set of spellings that you can learn over half-term:

Mrs Lee’s spelling group:

  1. library
  2. February
  3. dictionary
  4. boundary
  5. salary
  6. summary
  7. primary
  8. secondary
  9. ordinary
  10. necessary

 

Miss Blackstone’s spelling group:

  1. though
  2. although
  3. dough
  4. doughnut
  5. through
  6. cough
  7. trough
  8. rough
  9. tough
  10. enough

As the Easter holidays begin today, I won’t be setting daily learning tasks as I have the last 2 weeks.

However, here are some things you should be doing over the 2 week holidays:

  • Reading for 20 minutes a day independently or with an adult (this can be a physical book you already own, or through Oxford Reading Buddy)
  • Practising times tables (if you do not know all of yours yet) or practising Arithmetic skills (if you do know your times tables) for 10 minutes a day
  • Practising spellings from the Year 3/4 or Year 5/6 word list for 5 minutes a day (these lists are in your home learning pack). Pick 1 or 2 spellings to look at per day and practise them through games like: quick write, wrong hand, pyramid word, backwards letters, silly sentence and so on.
  • Exercising for 30 minutes a day, through either going for a walk with an adult (while keep 2 metres away from other people) or through home work-outs (such as Joe Wicks or Just Dance on Youtube)

You can also take part in the Quarry Mount Primary School Easter Challenge 2020 designed by Mrs Pettman. There are several things on the challenge that you can accomplish by doing the activities I have listed above.

I hope you have a lovely Easter and remember you can still email me on: year5@quarrymountprimary.org.uk
Miss Blackstone

Update added on Friday 3 April:
Homework Heroes
I hope you have had all had another lovely week learning from home, Year 5!
This week's Homework Heroes are...
Hossain, Mohammed, Hadiel, Dirnas and Dima!

I have chosen these children because they have completed lots of their home learning tasks.
See below for some pictures of what they have been doing.

I would also like to say well done to Osama, Esmee, Jenson, Zenat, Eva, Tiana, Aland and Anas for sending work in.

Keep working hard, Year 5!

Hossain's rocket picture


Mohammed's newspaper report

Hadiel's brilliant editing skills

Dirnas' favourite space poem

Dima's lovely reading work

As well as learning tasks, I had also set you the job of completing some of the fun activities on you '100 things to do indoors' sheet. Here is Aland having a fantastic time:
  

Update added: Tuesday 31st March
One of this week's home learning tasks requires you to return to the Beowulf and Grendel text map. All of the text maps can be accessed by scrolling down this web page & clicking on "Year 5 previous text maps.pdf"
You need to innovate the newspaper report to be about how the children and Aslan defeated the White Witch.
The headline could be "Wipe out the witch!" with the first line being something like "There were scenes of celebration and relief this morning as the daring, valiant Aslan defeated the famously loathed creature: the White Witch."

Here are the pictures of the Beowulf and Grendel text map specifically:

Dima's wonderful Mathletics work!

Here is a video of Dima completing her Mathletics tasks. Great work, Dima! Keep it up!

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Update added: Tuesday 31st March
I would like to give a shout out to: Mohammed, Dima, Tyrell, Esmee and Hossain. These children have been sending me their home learning tasks over the last few days and I was so pleased to look through them all.
Here are some examples of their great work:

Mohammed's full marks on Oxford Reading Buddy


Dima's fantastic fact file


Tyrell's PE circuit


Esmee's space poem

  
Hossain's amazing space "losing tale"

Update added: Monday 30th March

Year 5 home learning week one: Monday 30 March – Friday 3 April

Any written tasks (i.e. reading, writing, topic) should be completed in the large lined blue book. Mathematics tasks should be completed in the small squared blue book.

Children can also use these books for any working out / notes they need to make while accessing online resources like Mathletics or Oxford Reading Buddy.

If you have any queries or photos / evidence of your child’s work, you can contact Miss Blackstone on weekdays via email: year5@quarrymountprimary.org.uk

Spellings to learn for this week:

Miss Blackstone’s spelling group words: blacken, brighten, flatten, lengthen, mistaken, straighten, shorten, thicken, tighten, toughen

Mrs Lee’s spelling group words: address, busy, business, heart, fruit, breathe, strange, complete, extreme, forwards

 

 

Monday / Tuesday

Activity 1

Reading – log on to oxford reading buddy. Choose a book to read at your appropriate reading level (i.e. white / lime / brown / grey / dark blue). Complete the comprehension questions linking to the book you read. If you are unsure of the answer, check back in the text! You should be scoring at least 7/10 on these tests. Take a photo of your results.

 

Activity 2

Writing – Use the text map of our newspaper report about Beowulf and Grendel (see ‘Year 5 previous text maps’ on the Year 5 class page) to write your own newspaper report about how Aslan and the children defeated the White Witch in Narnia. Don’t worry if you have forgotten some parts of the text map but ensure that your writing still makes sense and follows the key structure.

 

Activity 3

Maths – Log on to Times table Rockstars – can you beat your high score? How fast can you go?

Remember we are aiming to become Rock Heroes!

 

Activity 4

Topic – Science – Draw the life cycle of an amphibian. Write a sentence to explain what is happening at each stage of the cycle.

 

Activity 5

PE – Get active using Just Dance videos on youtube (or any dancing game you may own). Make sure that the songs you dance to are age appropriate, check with an adult if you’re unsure.

Make sure you have enough safe space to dance in!

Here are some links to some songs you can dance along to:

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfY4yI1fMkY

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

You could choreograph your own dance routine to the song of your choice.

 

 

 

Wednesday / Thursday

Activity 1

Reading – read a book of your choice (either one you own or on Oxford Reading Buddy). Now, write a book review using these sentence frames.

Title: __________________

Author: __________________

Illustrator: __________________

The main event of the book was…

I would rate the book ___ / 10

My favourite part of the book was…

My least favourite part of the book was…

I would recommend this book to… because…

My drawing of my favourite part of the book:

 

Activity 2

Writing – Return to your newspaper report from yesterday. Edit and improve it as much as you can. Have you included parenthesis? Expanded noun phrases? A variety of conjunctions? Checked for spelling errors?

Now, read your newspaper report to someone in your family like you are the presenter of a news show.

You could watch Newsround to see how a newsreader talks: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround

Activity 3

Maths

Log on to Mathletics and complete at least 4 of your set tasks.

 

Activity 4

Topic – Art – Draw a landscape of your choice, like the ones we created based on John Constable’s ‘Judges Walk’. Remember it must have a horizon line, a foreground and a background.

Some ideas: a beach, a forest scene, a jungle, a farm.

 

Activity 5

PE – Complete this home work-out for kids. Ensure that you have a drink of water with you!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8o8wMgAT-Y

 

 

 

 

Friday

Activity 1

Reading – Go on this website https://www.poetry4kids.com/poems/

Read 5 of the poems (many are quite short!). Choose your favourite one to copy into your home learning book to share with your classmates in future.

 

Activity 2

Writing – Write your own poem about space. Think about our work with James Nash and the many space poems we read in class. Here are some wonderful poems written by children your age which you could use for inspiration:

http://www.sciencerhymes.com.au/your-space-poems-2017.html

Remember that poems do not need to rhyme! You can choose if your poem rhymes or not.

Activity 3

Maths – Answer these place value questions in your Maths book:

1) Write 1 million in digits.

2) Write down the number that is 1 more than 1 million.

3) Write down the number that is 10 more than 1 million.

4) Write down the number that is 100 more than 1 million.

5) Write the number 2,405,602 in words.

6) Write one million, three hundred and eleven thousand, five hundred and eighty in numbers.

7) Write 14,849 in words.

8) Write forty nine thousand and fifty nine in numbers.

 

Have an adult or older sibling check your answers.

Activity 4

Topic – Make a poster of simple French vocabulary, including: numbers to 1 to 20, days of the week and months of the year.

Numbers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsEz58BblMY

Days of the week: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lpwf5N0rfVE

Months of the year: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_u2SigckNQ

 

Activity 5

Complete 3 of the ‘100 activities to do indoors’ from your home learning pack. Take a photo of yourself doing it.

 

                                                                           

Update added on Friday 27th March:
Homework Heroes
I hope you have had all had a lovely week learning from home, Year 5!
This week's Homework Heroes are...
Hadiel and Anas!
I have chosen these two children because they have completed nearly all the homework activites they have been set so far.
Hadiel used her text map brilliantly to write her own Space "losing tale" (Wednesday, Activity 2). I am so impressed with how well she has remembered the structure and her great use of speech punctuation.
Anas has been labelling his work with the date and the activity number, which keeps his homework book looking neat and tidy. I particularily liked his drawing of the phases of the Moon (Wednesday, Activity 4).




Hadiel's Space Story



Anas' neat labelling and his Moon cycle

Also, well done to: Annoushka, Jenson, Dirnas, Aland, Zenat and Mohammed for sending in some brilliant pictures of work they have been doing.
I look forward to recieving work from other children in the class in future!
Update added on Thursday 26th March:
I would like to give a big shout out to Dirnas, Hadiel, Aland, Jenson, Annoushka, Zenat and Anas. They have completed many of their home learning tasks already and have sent me some lovely pictures on the class email to show what they have done.
I am so proud of you all. Keep up the hard work!

Dirnas' planet information


Hadiel's Neil Armstrong factfile


Aland's Arithmetic test


Jenson's work station


Annoushka working hard with some animal help!


Zenat's Maths practise


Anas' activities
Oxford Reading Buddy Tip

Update added: Wednesday 25th March, How to check the book while answering the quiz questions without closing the task.

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Update added: Tuesday 24th March
Remember to send any pictures of children completing their wonderful work to year5@quarrymountprimary.org.uk
You can also email me at this address if you have any questions.
Thank you,
Miss Blackstone.

Update added: Monday 23rd March

Advice for reading at home

In your pack from school you will find a login for 'OXFORD READING BUDDY' - https://www.oxfordreadingbuddy.com/uk

When you log in, there are hundreds of books you can access. These books are colour coded according to children's reading levels. Please check the colour your child currently reads in school, this will correspond with a number on the Oxford Reading Buddy website. If you are unsure of your child's reading level, please email me – year5@quarrymountprimary.org.uk

 

 

gold

Oxford level 9

White

Oxford level 10

Lime

Oxford level 11

Brown

Oxford level 12

Grey

Oxford level 13/14

Dark Blue

Oxford level 15/16


In light of the current situation, some sites are also offering free access to books online if you create an account. Have a look here:

https://worldbook.kitaboo.com/reader/worldbook/#!/


 

 

Update added: Monday 23rd March

Year 5 home learning week one: Monday 23 March – Friday 27 March

Any written tasks (i.e. reading, writing, topic) should be completed in the large lined blue book. Mathematics tasks should be completed in the small squared blue book.

Children can also use these books for any working out / notes they need to make while accessing online resources like Mathletics or Oxford Reading Buddy.

If you have any queries, you can contact Miss Blackstone on weekdays via email: year5@quarrymountprimary.org.uk

Spellings to learn for this week:

Miss Blackstone’s spelling group words: amplify, solidify, signify, falsify, glorify, notify, testify, purify, classify, intensify

Mrs Lee’s spelling group words: chef, chalet, machine, brochure, crochet, ricochet, parachute, moustache, champagne, chute

 

 

 

 

Monday / Tuesday

Activity 1

Reading – choose a book to read independently for 20 mins and describe one of the characters actions and why they may have acted that way.

Activity 2

Writing – Pretend you are Edmund from The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. Write a diary entry from the day he met the White Witch. Think about what he would say when he entered the wardrobe & found out Narnia is real, and then how he would feel about meeting the witch.

Activity 3

Maths – Complete the arithmetic test in your home learning pack. Give yourself 25 minutes on a timer. Mark your work using the answer sheet and think about where you could improve for next time. Write yourself some practice questions in your home learning book.

Activity 4

Topic – Research online and make a Fact File about Neil Armstrong.

 

Activity 5

PE - design your own PE circuit to complete and repeat it twice:

Your circuit should contain 5 different exercises e.g. 10 jumping jacks, 10 press ups, 20 seconds jogging on the spot etc.

 

 

 

Wednesday / Thursday

Activity 1

Reading – read independently for 20 mins. Then, draw your favourite part of the story and write a paragraph to explain why you liked that part.

Activity 2

Writing – Practise the Space story model text (the text map is on the website if you have misplaced your physical copy). Now, innovate the text into your own ‘losing tale’ set in Space. Ensure that you follow the text map so that your story has the appropriate structure. Do not worry if you have forgotten a few small parts of the text map, but make sure your story still makes sense.
(All previous text maps can be accessed by clicking the "Year 5 previous text maps pdf" link beneath this post, alternatively there are pictures of them if you scroll down through the class gallery)

Activity 3

Maths

Log on to Mathletics and complete at least 4 of your set tasks.

Activity 4

Topic – Science – Earth and Space.

Draw and label the different phases of the moon cycle.

 

Activity 5

PE - Complete one (or more!) of Joe Wicks youtube work outs for kids. For example:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhHY8mOQ5eo

 

 

 

 

Friday

Activity 1

Reading – log on to oxford reading buddy. Choose a book to read at your appropriate reading level (i.e. white / lime / brown / grey / dark blue). Complete the comprehension questions linking to the book you read. If you are unsure of the answer, check back in the text! You should be scoring at least 7/10 on these tests.

 

Activity 2

Writing – Return to your space story from yesterday. Take some time to edit and improve your work. Double check your use of key punctuation like commas and inverted commas. Use an online dictionary and thesaurus to correct your spellings and improve your vocabulary use.

Activity 3

Maths – Complete the Maths mystery booklet from your homework pack. Remember: once you have solved a clue, you can cross out the names which do not fit. For example, “the person is not male” means that the culprit was a woman, so you can cross out all the men.

Activity 4

Topic – Art – Create a picture inspired by Peter Thorpe’s space art.

http://www.peterthorpe.net/rockets.html

 

Activity 5

PSHE – Think about our mental health and wellbeing topic. Make a poster about feelings and why it is important to react in an appropriate manner.  You could think of some scenarios like the ones we looked at in class and encourage people to respond in an appropriate fashion. Scenario example: Your younger sibling has broken your games console while playing with it (even though you told them not to go on it anymore). How could you react? How should you react?

 

Year 5 previous text maps
Year 5 home learning tasks - Week 1 (23.03.20 - 27.03.20)

Tasks that all children in Year 5 should complete this week.

Spring 2 Year 5 text map

Space story: "losing tale"

Working with James Nash

This week, Year 5 were very lucky to work with the distinguished poet James Nash. He talked to us about how he writes his poems and how to generate ideas. We then wrote our own poem linking to the idea of "portals" as this links to our previous class reader (The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe) where the children use their wardrobe as a portal to another world. We drafted and redrafted our poems before reading them out during a whole school assembly. We loved working with James and having the opportunity to write poetry.

Wardrobe building

We made our own wardrobes in Design and Technology. We had to: design them, select and use appropriate materials to build them and then construct them in small groups. It was challenging but we enjoyed it.

Garage Band

As part of our Computing work in Spring 1, we learned how to use Garage Band to create and record pieces of music. It was great fun!

Robinwood Residential

Some of Year 5 went on a fantastic residential trip to Robinwood. They did lots of amazing activities including: caving, zipwire, giant swing, canoeing, rock climbing, bouldering, archery and more! They had an amazing time.

Spring 1 text map

This half term, Year 5's text map is a setting description about Narnia.

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

For Spring 1, our class reader is The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe & our Literacy work is to do with writing setting descriptions of Narnia. One day, we found a mysterious wardrobe in our classroom that was filled with Turkish Delight... and a note from Edmund! We were very excited to try the Turkish Delight, though not all of us liked the taste!

Magnificent Maths

Here are some photos of some of our lovely practical Maths lessons.

Beowulf Hook

As part of our writing about newspaper reports, we learned all about Beowulf and Grendel. We came into class one day to find that Grendel's mother had left us a spooky note!

Autumn 2 Year 5 text map

This half term, Year 5's text map is a newspaper report about Beowulf & Grendel.

Geography

In our Geography lessons, we used: maps, atlases, google earth and globes to locate our countries of origin and significant places linked to our topic work. We especially enjoyed using google earth.

Marvellous modals

In one of our writing lessons, we ordered modal verbs on a continuum from possibility to certainty.

World of Work week

During world of work week, Year 5 were visited by: a doctor, a composer and the fire brigade! We learned a lot about different career options and began to think about what jobs we might want when we are older.

Hard workers!

In Year 5, we have been working really hard to improve our Reading, Writing and Maths skills. Here are some photos of our learning.

Literacy hook lesson

For one of our hook lessons this half term, we roleplayed as the children in our “Journey to Jo-burg” class reader. We imagined how it must have felt to set off on a daunting journey for a difficult reason. We also found oranges that had been hidden around the classroom. Then we ate the oranges and imagined it was our first time tasting them, like Naledi and Tiro. This helped us to write our own story.

Autumn 1 Topic Homework Menu
Fieldwork

As part of our Geography lessons, we have been conducting fieldwork around the school and school grounds. We then presented our findings through tables and written explanations.

Fencing fun!

In some of our P.E lessons, we were lucky enough to learn how to fence! This included wearing the appropriate equipment and how to lunge accurately at your opponent.

Clay tiles

We learned about Islamic history and how to make geometric shapes on clay tiles. It was quite tricky but we think we got the hang of it in the end!

Hatching chicks!

In Year 5, we were very lucky to have some hatching chicks. We waited patiently while the eggs were in the incubator until their finally hatched into baby chicks. We had five to look after and we named them: Billy, Torchic, Fluffy, Louie and Queenie.

War time recipes

As part of our World War 2 unit, we have made war pancakes and carrot scones. They were surprisingly tasty!

Lotherton Hall trip

In Summer 1, Year 5 visited Lotherton Hall as part of our work on World War 2. We spent the day imaging what life was like as an evacuee. We learned: how to bandage wounds, how to use Morse code and how to transform a house into a hospital.

Festival of Science

Year 5 attended the Festival of Science at the University of Leeds where they took part in a "Bee is for biodiversity" and "Fossil hunting" workshop. We learned lots of interesting facts, including the fact that it takes a honey bee it's entire lifetime to create less than one teaspoon of honey.

Science: new materials

In one of our Science lessons, we conducted some experiments to see how new materials were created. We discovered that warm milk and bicarbonate of soda create a new type of plastic, while bicarbonate of soda and vinegar produce carbon dioxide... enough to inflate a balloon!

D.T wardrobe building

As part of our Design & Technology work, we had to use dowel and string to create wardrobes in small groups. This involved: measuring dowel and string, sawing the wood to the appropriate length and fixing each piece of dowel together with a special tying method. We found it difficult but enjoyable!

James Nash

Year 5 worked with the poet James Nash to create some poetry of their own. They used the idea of the wardrobe in 'The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe' as inspiration for the idea of "a portal" to another world. We had some fantastic ideas, including: magical glasses that transported you to other lands, globes that span you to other planets and paintings that sucked you into other dimensions. We loved being creative!

Wriggly Roadshow

In February, Year 5 took part in the "Wriggly Roadshow" where they got to learn about, hold and stroke a variety of interesting animals including: a skink, a snake, lizards, a tenrec, a frog and more.

Robinwood Residential Trip

18 children from Year 5 took part in a residential trip to Robinwood Acitvity centre at Dobroyd Castle with Miss Blackstone and Miss Boyd. We had an absolutely fantastic time and took part in an amazing range of activities including: canoeing, rock climbing, trapeze, knights quest, caving, escape room and piranha pool!

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Year 5 newsletter Spring 1
Performing poetry

In our Reading lessons, we were looking at how to prepare poems to read aloud and to perform. We chose "The Sound Collector" by Roger McGough. In small groups & pairs, we practised the poem and created sounds and actions to match the different lines.

Garage Band

For our Computing lessons this half term, we are getting to grips with the app "Garage Band". We have used it to listen to the sounds made by a variety of instruments and had a go at making some beats of our own. We are aiming to create a piece of music to match the characters from The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (as this is our current class reading book).

Bio Blitz

In our Bio Blitz Science workshop, we looked at the birds and minibeasts that could be found around the school. We managed to spot a variety of each, including: robins, ladybirds, earthworms and more!

Beowulf!

Our class reader this half term was Beowulf. As part of our hook lesson, we created our own mythical creatures. We really enjoyed reading Beowulf and writing our own newspaper reports about him.

Baking Bread

For our D.T work this half term, we baked loaves of bread. We learned about food hygiene, weighing ingredients accurately and oven safety. We tasted out bread at the end and it was delicious!

Wonderful workers

In Year 5, we always try our best. Here are some photos of doing some fantastic work from this half term.

Spectacular Science

We love doing Science work with Mrs Smith. Here are some photographs from one of our many fantastic experiments.

South African fabrics

As part of our D.T work this half term, we researched geometric South African patterns & used this research to design and paint our very own patterns. We think we did a fantastic job! We hope you agree.

Clarinets!

In Year 5 this year, we have begun learning to play clarinets. We are really enjoying it so far and we can all already play an E note independently!

Lovely Literacy

For one of our hook lessons this half term, we roleplayed as the children in our “Journey to Jo-burg” class reader. We imagined how it must have felt to set off on a daunting journey for a difficult reason. We also ate oranges and imagined it was our first time tasting them, like Naledi and Tiro. This helped us to write our own story.