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) First News Comprehension
2) Try the Oak Academy reading lessons:
Guided Reading 1
Guided Reading 2
This half term we are going to be using litfilmfest for our literacy work. Get ready to begin a 7 week series of cross-curricular writing lessons based on the digital book, ‘El Dorado’!
I'm hoping that you will really be able to get your teeth into this project, culminating in a swash-buckling pirate, treasure-hunting adventure, that can be written and videoed at home.
Each week I will upload a series of activities for you to work through and there are also links to youtube videos on the worksheets that will help you with each activity.
I won't remove the activities each week, so if you get a bit behind don't panic, you can work through it at your own pace.
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 8.
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 topic should have been Ancient Egypt.
As last half term, below is a list of activities for you to complete to learn all about life in Egypt in the past. You do not need to complete all of the activities this week - I will just keep adding to them over the next few weeks to complete as and when you can.
This is one of my favorite topics and I am really sad we are not there to do it together. There is so much to learn about with this topic, so if you do anything other than my suggestions, please send it through to me, I love seeing your work.
1) Who were the Ancient Egyptians? - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zfn492p
2) What was life like for the Ancient Egyptians? - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zkjk8xs
3) What did the Ancient Egyptians believe in? - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zdc7mfr
4) Who was Tutankhamun? - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zjrgcqt
Week 6 - This week you will create a frottage patchwork from rubbings of textured objects which you find around your home. You will need a pencil and paper. Use the link to watch the video with instructions how to complete the activity. https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/foundation/texture-treasure-hunt-year-5-wk1-5#slide-2
Week 7 - This week you are going to look at how Vincent van Gogh used visual texture in his sketchbook, then explore pencils and mark-making to enhance your own work. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/how-can-we-use-visual-texture-to-add-interest-to-our-artwork
Week 8 - This week you will look at an optical illusion artwork before creating your own. You will learn to shade into show that an object is three-dimensional. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/optical-illusions-and-using-shading-to-show-form/
Week 9 - This lesson is called 'The Circle Challenge'. You will have to think of as many circular objects as you can, then use your imagination and creativity to beat the challenge. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/the-circle-challenge/activities/1
Week 10 - In this lesson, you will learn about automatic drawing and create our own abstract artwork
Week 11 - In this lesson you will learn about French artist Henri Matisse and create a collage inspired by his work.
This unit will teach you all about different forces such as friction, gravity, air resistance and water resistance. You will also learn about the use of mechanisms such as levers, gears and pulleys. There are different videos and activities to work through over the next few week. I'm not expecting you to do all of these in one go!!!
Go Online: Forces and Motion- https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/znmmn39
Gears, Levers and Pulleys - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvOmaf2GfCY
Bill Nye The Science Guy: Simple Machines - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VH9r1h3Cvp4
- Investigate what objects float and sink in the kitchen sink or the bath and find out about Archimedes' principle. (https://www.theschoolrun.com/homework-help/archimedes)
- Investigate different shapes of paper aeroplanes and which are most effective; discuss why.
- Make a mini-parachute for a teddy. What shape or size is most effective?
- Make a simple pinball machine using a cardboard box and ice lolly sticks and explore the science of forces and motion. (https://learning-resources.sciencemuseum.org.uk/resources/pinball-machine/)
Explore: Explore gravity by dropping a selection of objects on the floor – do they always fall? Discuss why.
Test: Test how a toy car moves down a ramp made of different surfaces or covered in different materials.
Research: Find out about Leonardo Da Vinci's work with simple machines. (https://www.theschoolrun.com/homework-help/leonardo-da-vinci)
- A Crash Course in Forces and Motion with Max Axiom, Super Scientist by Emily Sohn
- Can You Feel the Force?: Putting the fizz back into physics by Richard Hammond
- Fatal Forces (Horrible Science) by Nick Arnold
- Forces and Motion (Mind Webs) by Anna Claybourne
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.
Last half term our Science and Geography topics were Nature Detectives and Rivers.
I will keep these activities on here incase you didn't get chance to complete them all and you wanted to catch up this half term.
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:
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.