Welcome to Year 5!
Miss Ridge, Mrs Erwin & Miss Furnell.
Here you will find work to do each week until we can all return to school. I will be updating the page every week (usually a Monday morning) with new work for you to complete throughout the week. There will reading, literacy and maths activities, as well as something linked to our topic.
Please also continue to read at home and access TT Rockstars and Spelling Shed a minimum of 3 times per week. You've also got the Year 5 Challenges to complete that were sent home in your pack.
You can contact me directly on firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you scroll down to the bottom of the home learning section, I've now added some of the fantastic work you've been sending me. Keep up the hard work!
Keep safe and I look forward to seeing you all soon.
1) Try the BBC Bitesize lesson Reading lesson: Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan:
There are 3 activities to complete.
2) First News Comprehension.
3) First News Crossword
This week I would like you to take part in 2 of the Premier League Primary Stars Challenges:
1) Share a story challenge.
We want you to complete our story in your own words. You can be as creative as you like with your story. Why not add some extra characters such as a Premier League footballer, make it funny with a joke, or draw some illustrations to create a comic strip?
Here is the story:
Harry and Mia had been kicking their football against the wall all morning.
“Right, you two!” called Mum. “Let’s go out and walk off some of that energy.”
Mia scooped up the football in her arms and the trio set off down the road. They were just about to stroll past the large house on the corner, when a loud noise made them all jump. The football dropped to the floor and as Harry bent to pick it up, his jaw dropped in surprise when he saw...
Once you have finished, we would like you to #GetInTouch by sending it to an older relative, friend or neighbour! Whoever it is, write something in your story that you think will make them smile!
You can see the full details here: https://plprimarystars.com/news/friday-family-challenge?utm_campaign=1903507_HL%20Sunday%20email%2017.05.20&utm_medium=email&utm_source=edcoms&dm_i=3VTU,14SR7,3VT0E1,3ZVK2,1
where TV and sports presenter Kelly Cates will introduce you to the task.
There are also templates that you can use below.
2) Inspiring people come in all shapes and sizes: from WW2 veterans to NHS workers, there are many amazing people all around us doing heroic things.
Can you think of someone who inspires you? It could be your teacher, your sibling or even your favourite Premier League football player.
We want you to draw a wonderful picture of the person who inspires you and for you to tell us why you admire them.
Every week White Rose Maths will be adding videos of daily lessons and worksheets.
Please try your hardest to do all of these (they should only last 20 minutes).
They are also linked to BBC Bitesize where you can do some extra practice:
Continue with Summer Term Week 5.
White Rose are no longer providing their worksheets on their website, as we are Premium members however, you can still access the worksheets and answers below:
This half term our Science and Geography topics are Nature Detectives and Rivers.
Here are some activities to get you started, you don't need to do them all this week, I'll keep adding activities to the list over the next few weeks.
1) Have a look at the Woodland Trust website:
There are lots of fun outdoor activities that you can be doing either in your garden or when you are out on a walk. Send me a picture of anything you get up to!
2) Create a model or picture of a flower and label it with all the different parts - can you explain what the function of the different parts are?
3) Can you research some of the worlds famous rivers, e.g. The Amazon, The Nile, The Mississippi. Create a powerpoint, leaflet or poster showing all the infomration you have found out. Things could include, what countries it passes through, the length of it etc.
4) Ask your mums or dads to sign your up to the Wild Days website: https://www.wild-days.org/edition. It’s free.
4a) Complete some or all of the sessions all about different types of shelters. Including learning about the diversity of life, things that fly and plants for our planet.
4b) Complete some or all of the sessions about water.
There are lots of different activities for each of the sessions – so let me know which ones you complete and send me some of your work to see what you have been getting up to.
5) Features of a river. Watch the BBC bitesize video on rivers and read the information. Can you complete the quiz at the end? Can you create a picture, poster or 3d diagram of a river labelling all the features? We’ve done this using chalk on the playground in the past!
6) Read through the information texts on different life cyles (in the reading section above).
Research and create an information text on the life cycle of your favorite animal and an insect.
What are the main differences between the two lifecycles?
7) Create a board game based on the life of a river. Include at least 10 facts or processes of a river.
8) Complete the activity sheet "Different Uses of a River"
9) Wild Days website: https://www.wild-days.org/edition. Complete some or all of the sessions all about climate.
10) Look on the RSPB website "Homes for Nature". Can you make a home for insects or animals in your garden. Create your own set of instructions using pictures or photographs. https://www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/for-teachers/lesson-plans-and-supporting-resources/homes-for-nature/
11) Read through the PowerPoint below all about how different animals are adapted to suit their habitats.
11a) Research 4 different animals and explain how are suited or have adapted to their habitat.
11b) Can you create your own species that would be suited to the different habitats shown in the PowerPoint?
12) Take part in the BBC Bitesize lesson on How Plants Reproduce:
This half term our art project should have been photography and mosaics all linked to nature.
1) Whilst you are either in your garden or out on your daily walk, take some photos of the natural world all around you. You could take photos of flowers, trees, insects, birds – anything! Think about the composition of your photograph and how you could create some interesting photos. Have a read of this photography blog for some top tips.
If you’ve got pic collage on your iPad you could maybe create a collage of your pics, or cut and paste them onto word on the computer.
2) Try playing with the different filters on your iPad or phone (whatever you used to take the pics) and see what different effects you can create.
I’ve attached an example from last year – can you tell the difference between the pictures before and after they were edited?
3) Orla Kiely is a fashion and interior designer who uses the natural world to inspire her prints and designs.
Below you will see some examples of her prints. Can you recreate them?
4) Can you use any of the photographs that you took to inspire your own design in the style of Orla Kiely?
5) Have a look at the collages inspired by nature below. Create your own nature collage. You can use coloured paper, tissue paper, coloured pencils or pens, paint, crayons - in fact anything you have at home.
It's really important to try and stay active whilst you are at home. When the sun is shining, try and get outside at least for some exercise each day and you can join Joe Wicks each weekday morning at 9am for a half an hour session.
Oti Mabuse is also doing online dance lessons. As we should have been doing dance this half term, give it a go. Send me some pics or videos if you are brave enough!!
Here is some of the fantastic work Year 5 have been doing at home. Keep up the hard work!
This term our topic is “Nature Detectives”, where our focus is Science and Geography.
PE this half term will be on a Monday and Thursday. Can we please ask that both indoor and outdoor PE kits (including trainers) are in school ALL week not just on PE days. This will ensure that children don't miss out should the timetable change or there are any additional PE activities taking place. As the weather is still cold, please can you ensure your child has a warm jumper/hoodie for PE and ideally joggers or leggings (although I know that some of the class will want to wear shorts even in the snow!!!)
Reading records handed in.
Weekly spelling test
New spellings handed out.