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Year 5

Welcome back to Term 6!

We hope that you have all enjoyed the wonderful sunshine and that you have had a good half term week.  Work will continue as before online with English, maths and one other subject set daily.  Remember that work can be sent in using the Year 5 email and that photos will be selected each week to publish on the school newsletter.  Remember to still find time to enjoy the good weather and all that this time of year has to offer in the way of playing outside and keeping fit and healthy.  Have fun!

Friday, 17th July

Today will be the last day of work set on the Year 5 page.  You are due a well deserved rest and should feel very proud of the work that you have completed during your time at home.  Enjoy a fantastic summer - from all of the Year 5 staff.

 

English – Letter to my New Teacher

L.O.  To write an introductory letter.

 

Today you are going to look toward the next academic year.  You can write a letter to introduce yourself to your new teacher.  There are prompts to follow on the template below and a large space on the final page which you can illustrate with you, your family or your favourite things.

Maths – Family Challenge

L.O.  To solve word problems.

 

Open the family challenge below.  The questions get harder as you work through them.  You may want to work together with your family to solve them.  How many can you answer?

 

- Remember to answer in context (e.g. in £ if the answer is money).

- The answers are in the final pdf.

Design and Technology – Maya Buildings

L.O.  To create a sculpture of a Maya building.

 

Today, it’s time to search through your recycling at home!  You can build a Maya temple (or other important building).  Think about how you could decorate your finished sculpture to make it Maya themed.  The presentation slides based on Chichen Itza below may inspire you!

 

You can send any images of your finished Maya sculptures to Year5@horncastleprimary.co.uk

 

We would love to see them!

Thursday, 16th July

English – Creative Writing

L.O.  To develop a story, predicting what may happen next.

 

  1. Look at the writing prompt below.
  2. Follow the prompts to write your own continuation of the story.

 

Remember:

 

  • Describe the setting.
  • You could use figurative language including similes, metaphors and personification.
  • Use powerful verbs and descriptive adjectives.

Maths – Timetables

L.O.  To read and interpret timetables.

 

1. Click on the following link and watch Summer Term – Week 12 (w/c 13th July) Lesson 4 – Timetables

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

 

2)  Now select from the tasks below.  Train Times 1 is the easiest; Train Times 3 is the hardest.  Choose the task that you are most comfortable with.

 

The answers for all three tasks are in the final pdf.

History – Maya Numbers

 

Today we are going to look at the Maya number system.

 

1) Open the presentation and read the information, working through the examples on the slides.

2) Now work through the Maya Number Activity.  The sheets get progressively harder.  You can work on the sheet that you are most comfortable with.  (There is an explanation sheet of the base 20 system used by the Maya which may help with the three star activity sheet.)

3)  The answers are in the final pdf.

Wednesday, 15th July

English - Creative Writing

L.O.  To predict what might happen next.

 

  1. Look at the writing prompt below.
  2. Continue the piece of writing to describe what might happen next.

 

Remember to build tension, use descriptive language and a range of punctuation.

Maths – Converting units of time
L.O.  To solve problems involving the conversion of units of time.

 

1. Click on the following link and watch Summer Term – Week 12 (w/c 13th July) Lesson 3 – Converting units of time.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

 

2.  Now open the Space Time Conversion task and answer the questions.  The answers are on the second page – don’t peek!

 

3. Finally, open and complete the Time Conversion Problems.  (The answers are in the final pdf.)

PSHE – My School Year
We are nearly at the end of what would have been Year 5 in school.  Today we are going to reflect on our time in Year 5 and complete the memories sheet.

This is your chance to think about your favourite times, the experiences you have had and the friends that you have made.

We would love to see your thoughts, ideas and memories at Year5@horncastleprimary.co.uk

Tuesday, 14th July

English

L.O.  To use and apply taught grammar.

 

Today we are going to continue looking at our knowledge of grammar.

 

  1. Open the grammar task sheets.  (See how much you can complete in 30 minutes.)
  2. Check your work against the answers in the second pdf.

Maths – Metric Units.
L.O.  To convert between different units of length.

 

Today we are going to look at the metric system with a focus on length.

1. Click on the following link and watch Summer Term – Week 12  (w/c 13th July) Lesson 1 – Metric Units.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

 

2. Complete the activity sheet.  Convert between metres, centimetres and millimetres to complete the tables.

 

The answers for the task are in the final PDF.

Science – Animals and their Young

Today, we are going to finish our lifecycles work with a challenge!  To start with, we are going to look at the names of animals’ young.  For example, did you know that a baby hare is called a ‘leveret’?

 

Then we are going to look at the names given for a group of a type of animal (called a collective noun).  Did you know that a group of owls is known as a ‘parliament’ of owls?

 

  1. Look at the task – Animal Young and Collective Nouns.
  2. Try to match the animal with the correct name for its young.  (Choose the ones that you know first.)
  3. Now try matching the correct collective noun to the type of animal.

 

The answers are in the final pdf.

Monday, 13th July

English – Correcting Spellings

Today in English we are going to conclude our spellings work.

Correct the spelling mistakes in the task below. 

You can then choose five correctly spelt words and write each one in a sentence of your own.

Maths – Monday Maths Word Problem Challenge

Today in maths we are going to continue working through some maths word problems.

See how many you can solve in 30 minutes!

 

The answers are in the second pdf.

 

Remember: 

  1. Read the question carefully.
  2. Underline any key information e.g. numbers and operations.
  3. Answer the question in context.  (E.g. answer in £ if problem is money based.)

Science – Mammals

L.O.  To understand the lifecycle of a mammal.

 

This week, we are going to conclude our life cycles work by looking at mammals.

 

  1. Read the Presentation.
  2. Now choose one of the life cycle wheels.  You can choose from a pacental, a monotreme or a marsupial.  Complete the sentences on the wheel.  (The picture that relates to each sentence is on the opposite side of the wheel.)
  3. Finally, read the All about Mammals information.  Use the information to make a bright and colourful poster about mammals.

 

You can send in your finished posters to Year5@horncastleprimary.co.uk

We would love to see them!

Friday, 10th July

English – The Great Ball Court

L.O.  To write a recount in the first person.

 

Today you are going to step back in time!  Imagine that you are a Maya competitor in the great ball court.  You can look at the presentation below to give you some ideas.  We see the arena today as a ruin – you were there in its heyday.

 

Consider:

  • How the game is played between the two teams with important people watching from the temples at either end.

  • Describe the great ball court in detail, and the crowds watching and cheering, using the picture to help you.

  • How even a whisper can be heard!

  • How the balls score when they pass through the stone hoop.

  • Your excitement before, during and after the game.

  • Your fear of winning/losing - and of being sacrificed!

Maths – Translation

L.O.  To understand the translation of points on a grid.

 

1. Click on the following link and watch Summer Term – Week 11 (w/c 6th July) Lesson 4 – Translation

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

 

2)  Open the task below and complete the translations, writing the new coordinates of each translated object.  (You can write these out if you are unable to print the sheets.)

 

The answers are in the second pdf.

 

Remember:  You read along the x axis first, then up the y axis, when reading coordinates.

Art – Mirror Image

 

In the pdf below, there are a selection of birds to choose from.  Choose an image that you would like to complete.  The left side of the image is given – you need to draw and colour in the right side of the image.  The original photographs are in the last pdf.  You can either look at them to check your progress or reveal them at the end to see how closely you have captured the original image.

 

If you are unable to print, you could draw and colour a chosen bird from the selection.

You can send any finished mirror image artwork to Year5@horncastleprimary.co.uk

We would love to see it!

Thursday, 9th July

English - Descriptive Writing

L.O.  To describe an animal using key notes.

 

  1. Look at the writing prompt below.
  2. Follow the instructions to write your own description of the orang-utan.

Remember:

  • You could use figurative language including similes, metaphors and personification.
  • Use powerful verbs and descriptive adjectives.

Maths – Reflections
L.O.  To identify reflections in a mirror line.

 

1. Click on the following link and watch Summer Term – Week 11 (w/c 6th July) Lesson 3 – Reflections

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

 

2)  Now click on the ‘Activity Sheet – Reflections’ below.  The answers are in the second pdf.

 

If you are unable to print the sheet, you may wish to draw some of your own polygons, add a mirror line and then reflect them.

History – Chichen Itza

L.O.  To learn about the ancient Maya from the surviving buildings and ruins.

 

1) Open the presentation and take notes on the different parts of the Maya settlement, Chichen Itza, using the mind map sheet below.

2) Now you can organise your notes to write a tourist information leaflet to guide visitors when they explore the site.  You can use the template provided or create your own.

 

Remember to make it colourful so that it appeals to tourists!

We would love to see your work at:  Year5@horncastleprimary.co.uk

Wednesday, 8th July

English - Creative Writing

L.O.  To predict what might happen next.

 

  1. Look at the writing prompt below.
  2. Continue the piece of writing to describe what might happen next.

 

Remember to build tension, use descriptive language and a range of punctuation.

Maths – Dividing Decimals

L.O.  To identify properties of 3D shapes.

 

1. Click on the following link and watch Summer Term – Week 11 (w/c 6th July) Lesson 2 – Reasoning about 3D shapes.

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

 

2.  Now open the Shape Nets task and match the 3D shapes and their nets.  (The answers are in the second pdf.)

3. Finally, open and complete the properties of 3D shapes task.  (The answers are in the final pdf.)

PSHE – Kindness

L.O.  To define and reflect on ‘kindness’.

 

Today, we are going to look at kindness.  The sheet below includes an image from the book, ‘The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse’ by Charlie Mackesy.

 

Read the quote and think about what kindness means to you.  Write your ideas around the image.  You may also wish to write some examples of when somebody has been kind to you or you have shown kindness to someone else.

Tuesday, 7th July

English

L.O.  To use and apply taught grammar.

 

Today we are going to look at our knowledge of grammar.

  1. Open the grammar task sheets.  (See how much you can complete in 30 minutes.)
  2. Check your work against the answers in the second pdf.

Maths – Regular and irregular polygons.

L.O.  To identify regular and irregular polygons.

 

1. Click on the following link and watch Summer Term – Week 11  (w/c 6th July) Lesson 1 – Regular and irregular polygons.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

 

2. Complete the activity sheet.  (There are also two geoboard sheets if you wish to investigate the polygons on the second activity sheet.)

The answers for the task are on the final PDF.

Science – Birds

Today, we are going to look more closely at birds’ eggs.

  1. Look at ‘Information – Parts of an egg’.
  2. You can then create your own egg diagram using this information.  You can use the sheet ‘Task – Parts of an egg’ or draw your own.
  3. Now we are going to test our knowledge of UK birds.  Open the ‘Activity – Bird Matching’.  You can cut up the names, images and eggs and rearrange them so that they match up.  Alternatively, you may wish to number them.
  4. Check your answers against the ‘Answers – Bird Matching’ pdf.

Monday, 6th July

English – Correcting Spellings

Today in English we are going to continue with our spellings work.

Correct the spelling mistakes in the task below. 

You can then choose five correctly spelt words and write each one in a sentence of your own.

Maths – Monday Maths Word Problem Challenge

Today in maths we are going to continue working through some maths word problems.

See how many you can solve in 30 minutes!

The answers are in the second pdf.

 

Remember: 

  1. Read the question carefully.
  2. Underline any key information e.g. numbers and operations.
  3. Answer the question in context.  (E.g. answer in £ if problem is money based.)

Science – Birds

Having looked at the life cycles of plants, bees, turtles, amphibians and insects, we are now going to look at the life cycles of birds.

 

  1. Read the Presentation.
  2. Read a Bird’s Life Cycle.
  3. Now click on this link to watch the Blackbird nesting video - please ensure that an adult is with you when accessing this video.  You may need to make a note of what happens each day for your task.
  4. Task – Blackbird’s lifecycle.  Now add information from the bird’s life cycle and the video clip to each stage of the diagram.  Finally, colour your diagram carefully – matching the colours to those seen in the video for the birds.

 

If you do not have a printer - or prefer to draw your own life cycle diagram - you may do so.

Friday, 3rd July

English – Revision Word search

L.O.  To revise key learning.

 

Today you are going to create your own word search.  This can be based on any learning throughout Year 5.

 

Possible ideas:

  • WW2
  • Mexico
  • Materials
  • Earth and Space/Forces/Materials
  • The Maya

 

We would love to see your finished word searches on the Year 5 email: Year5@horncastleprimary.co.uk

Maths – Calculating Angles around a Point

L.O.  To calculate angles around a point.

 

1. Click on the following link and watch Summer Term – Week 10 (w/c 29th June) Lesson 4 – Calculating angles around a point.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

 

2)  Open the pdf task and calculate the missing angles.

The answers are in the second pdf.

 

Remember:  A full turn = 360 degrees.

Art - Perspective

Today, we are going to revisit our work on perspective.  Open the pdf below to see the image and instructions.

 

You can send any finished perspective artwork to Year5@horncastleprimary.co.uk

We would love to see it!

Thursday, 2nd July

English - Creative Writing

L.O.  To describe an animal using figurative language.

 

  1. Look at the writing prompt below.
  2. Follow the instructions to write your own description of the snow leopard.

 

Remember:

Simile: Compare something to something else.  ‘The fur was as soft as wool.’

Metaphor:  State that something is something else. ‘The snow was a white blanket.’

Personification:  Describe something with a human quality/characteristic/action.  ‘The table groaned under the weight of the food.’

Maths – Calculating Angles on a Straight Line

L.O.  To calculate angles on a straight line.

 

1. Click on the following link and watch Summer Term – Week 10 (w/c 29th June) Lesson 3 – Calculating angles on a straight line.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

2)  Open the pdf task and calculate the missing angles.

The answers are in the second pdf.

Remember:  A straight line = 180 degrees.

History – Maya Food

L.O.  To understand that a range of foods were eaten by the ancient Maya people and identify why certain foods were particularly significant.

 

1) Open the presentation and attempt the food anagrams sheet using slide 2.  Don’t go to slide 3 until you have finished – you can then see the answers.

2) Read the information about corn Vs chocolate and sort the information into a table.  Make your choice of which food you feel is the most important.

3)  Design a poster to promote these reasons.  You can use the sheet provided or make your own.

You can send any colourful posters to Year5@horncastleprimary.co.uk

We would love to see them!

Wednesday, 1st July

English - Creative Writing

L.O.  To describe a fantasy setting.

 

  1. Look at the writing prompt below.
  2. Follow the instructions to write your own description of the island.

 

Remember to use powerful verbs, adjectives and a range of punctuation.

Maths – Dividing Decimals

L.O.  To divide decimals by 10, 100 and 1000.

 

1. Click on the following link and watch Summer Term – Week 9 (w/c 22nd June) Lesson 4 – Divide decimals by 10, 100 and 1000.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

 

2. Click on the BBC Bitesize link at the side of the video and complete the activities under 25 June: Maths.  There is a direct link below to the page and the pdf documents of the activity sheet and possible answers sheet:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/ztxy6g8

PSHE – Design a garden sanctuary

L.O.  To understand the benefits of nature and outdoor space.

 

Today we have an activity that should appeal to all of you budding designers!  We want you to design and draw your dream family garden! Let your imagination run wild. Why not have a swimming pool and tennis courts? A nice rose bed perhaps? Try to think of everyone in your house so they all will have an area of the garden they can enjoy.

Tuesday, 30th June

English: Apostrophes

L.O.  To use apostrophes for possession with singular and proper nouns.

 

Today we are going to look at using apostrophes to show possession.

 

  1. Read through the PowerPoint presentation below.
  2. Complete pages 1 and 2 of the task.

 

You can check your work against the suggested answers in the final pdf.

Maths – Multiplying Decimals

L.O.  To multiply decimals by 10, 100 and 1000.

 

1. Click on the following link and watch Summer Term – Week 9 (w/c 22nd June) Lesson 3 – Multiply decimals by 10, 100 and 1000.

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

 

2. Complete the Multiplying Decimals task.  

 

The answers for the task are on the second PDF.

Science – Amphibians and Insects

L.O.  To understand the lifecycles of amphibians and insects and the process of metamorphosis.

 

  1. Read the Presentation.
  2. Look at the lifecycles pdf and choose either a butterfly or frog.
  3. Pick a stage in the creature’s metamorphosis to write about.  You could write it like a diary entry for the creature and its amazement at transforming.

 

For example:

Dear diary,

You’ll never guess what has just happened to me!  (Then describe the change from your point of view – e.g. chrysalis into butterfly or tadpole into froglet.)

Monday, 29th June

English – Correcting Spellings

Today in English we are going to continue with our spellings work.

Correct the spelling mistakes in the task below. 

You can then choose five correctly spelt words and write each one in a sentence of your own.

Maths – Monday Maths Word Problem Challenge

Today in maths we are going to work through some maths word problems.

See how many you can solve in 30 minutes!

The answers are in the second pdf.

 

Remember: 

  1. Read the question carefully.
  2. Underline any key information e.g. numbers and operations.
  3. Answer the question in context.  (E.g. answer in £ if problem is money based.)

Science – Amphibians and Insects

L.O.  To understand the lifecycles of amphibians and insects and the process of metamorphosis.

 

Having looked at the lifecycles of plants, bees and turtles, we are now going to look at the lifecycles of amphibians and insects.

  1. Read the Presentation.
  2. Use the clue cards to help you complete the lifecycles activity sheet.

Friday, 26th June

English – Your Lost Thing

To finish the week in English, you can draw a picture of your own ‘Lost Thing’.  This can be based on your story from yesterday if you wish.  Draw and colour your picture and then label the illustration with key features of the Lost Thing.

 

The video is below if you wish to watch it for ideas.

The Lost Thing (2010).mp4

Still image for this video

Maths – Subtracting decimals with a different number of decimal places.

L.O.  To subtract decimals with a different number of decimal places.

 

To end the week, and our work on decimals, click on the following link and watch Summer Term – Week 2 (w/c 27th April) Lesson 4 – Subtracting decimals with a different number of decimal places.

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

 

Complete the Subtracting Decimals task.  The worksheet is designed to be completed alongside the video.

 

The answers for the task are on the second PDF.

Art – Maya Writing

Our art today is linked to our Maya history topic.

 

  1. Look through the presentation below.
  2. Pick out four Maya logograms to draw and colour.  Write the name and meaning under each image.  (You can use the sheet provided or work on paper.)
  3. Now you can create your own logogram in the final box – remember to describe your design.

Thursday, 25th June

English – The Lost Thing

Today we are going to watch a video of the story ‘The Lost Thing’ by Shaun Tan.  The story is based on a boy who discovers a strange-looking creature while collecting bottle tops at the beach.

  1. Watch the video and consider the story setting.  How would you describe the landscape?
  2. Write your own version of the story - where you find and discover your own lost thing, take it home to your family and then try to return it to where it belongs.
     
  • Can you capture the style and features of the original story in your version?
  • Remember to describe the lost thing to the reader.

Maths – Adding Decimals with a different number of decimal places.

L.O.  To add decimals with a different number of decimal places.

 

Click on the following link and watch Summer Term – Week 2 (w/c 27th April) Lesson 3 – Adding decimals with a different number of decimal places.

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

 

Complete the Adding Decimals task.  The worksheet is designed to be completed alongside the video.

 

The answers for the task are on the second PDF.

History – Maya Writing

Today we are going to learn about the writing system used by the Maya.  Read the PowerPoint presentation and then complete the Maya Writing Fact Hunt using the Maya Writing Fact Cards.

You may well have noticed some of these symbols when completing your Maya art work last week.

Wednesday, 24th June

English – Captain Tom Moore

Throughout the last few months, we have seen some amazing contributions by different people and organisations.  Today we are going to learn more about Captain Tom Moore. 

 

  1. Open and read the Captain Tom Moore text below.
  2. Open and answer the questions.
  3. You can check your responses using the answers pdf below.

Maths – Subtracting Decimals

L.O.  To subtract decimals with the same number of decimal places.

 

Click on the following link and watch Summer Term – Week 2 (w/c 27th April) Lesson 2 – Subtracting decimals with the same number of decimal places.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

 

Complete the Subtracting Decimals task.  The worksheet is designed to be completed alongside the video.

The answers for the task are on the second PDF.

PSHE – Message in a Bottle

If you could write a message in a bottle, what would it be about?

It could be an opportunity for you to reflect on life at the moment, tell somebody about your hobbies and interests or express your thoughts, feelings and emotions.  It is completely up to you!

 

The activity sheet within the pdf below might give you some ideas.

 

The second sheet is a writing frame if you wish to use it - or you could make/use your own.

Tuesday, 23rd June

English

L.O.  To identify the correct use of punctuation.

 

Open the task sheet below.  In each section, one of the sentences is punctuated correctly.  Tick the correct sentence.  (If you are not able to print the sheets, you could write down 1,2,3 or 4 for each section in order to record your responses.)

 

Check your choices against the answer sheets.  Were you correct?  If not, can you see why the answers are correct?

Maths – Adding Decimals

L.O.  To add decimals with the same number of decimal places.

 

Click on the following link and watch Summer Term – Week 2 (w/c 27th April) Lesson 1 – Adding decimals with the same number of decimal places.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

Complete the Adding Decimals task.  The worksheet is designed to be completed alongside the video.

 

The answers for the task are on the second PDF.

Science – Reptiles

L.O.  To understand the need for conservation.

 

There are a number of threats facing the Green Turtle.  Today we are going to research these problems.

  1. Read the Presentation and make a note of any of the dangers to turtles that you come across.
  2. Now create your own ‘Save the Green Turtle’ conservation poster. 

Remember to highlight the key threats and their impact on turtles.  Make the poster colourful and eye catching so that people notice it and are encouraged to take action to save the turtle.

We would love to see your finished conservation posters at: Year5@horncastleprimary.co.uk

Monday, 22nd June

English – Correcting Spellings

Today in English we are going to continue with our spellings work.

Correct the spelling mistakes in the task below. 

You can then choose five correctly spelt words and write each one in a sentence of your own.

Maths – Monday Maths Challenge

The task below has ten maths word problems to work on.

(Please note that they are numbered 11 – 20 as the questions follow on from last week’s task.) 

The answers are in the second pdf.

Remember: 

  1. Read the question carefully.
  2. Underline any key information e.g. numbers and operations.
  3. Answer the question in context.  (E.g. answer in £ if problem is money based.)

Science – Reptiles

L.O.  To understand the lifecycle of a reptile.

Having looked at the lifecycles of plants and bees, we are now going to look at the lifecycle of a reptile.

  1. Read the Presentation.
  2. Now create your own Green Turtle lifecycle diagram using the last slide of the presentation as a starting point.

Remember to colour and label your diagrams.  We would love to see them at: Year5@horncastleprimary.co.uk

Friday, 19th June

English – Hoverbike Instructions

Today, we are going to watch the animation and then write a set of instructions to explain how to use and care for the hoverbike.

  1. Watch the video.
  2. Open the Hoverbike Instructions pdf.  Follow the task prompt to write your own set of instructions.  You can use the given template or make/use your own.

hover bike - funny animation.mp4

Still image for this video

Maths – Buying a Balloon Investigation

We are going to finish the week with a maths investigation.  In this task you will need to be systematic in order to find all possibilities.

 

  • Look at the Buying a Balloon Problem. 
  • You can use the recording sheet to write down all of your possibilities.
  • How many possibilities can you find?

(A systematic approach is demonstrated in the possible approach pdf.)

Art – Maya Frederick Catherwood Scene

L.O.  To recreate an existing piece of artwork.

 

Today in art, we are going to look at the drawings of Frederick Catherwood. 

Look at the images below and choose one to create your own version of.  You can draw and then colour using pencil crayons, paint or any other medium of your choice.

Thursday, 18th June

English – Hoverbike Poster

Today, we are going to watch the animation and then create a poster to persuade people to buy the hoverbike.

  1. Watch the video.
  2. Open the Hoverbike Poster pdf.  Follow the task prompt to create your own poster.
  3. We would love to see your finished posters at Year5@horncastleprimary.co.uk

Maths – Rounding Decimals

Today we are going to look at rounding decimal numbers.

Click on the following link and watch Summer Term – Week 7 (w/c 8th June) Lesson 3 – Rounding decimals

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

Now complete the task below.

The answers are in the second pdf.

History – Exploration and Discovery

This week, as part of our Maya topic, we are going to look at the exploration and discovery of the ancient civilisation. 

  1. Please read the presentation below:
  2. Now choose an image from the Frederick Catherwood pdf. 
  3. Answer the questions on the activity sheet below.  (You can choose which sheet you would prefer to complete.)

Wednesday, 17th June

English – The Hoverbike

Today in English we are going to review a short film. 

  1. Please watch the video below.
  2. Complete the film review sheet, using the prompts in each section.

 

Maths – Understanding Thousandths

The focus for today will be understanding thousandths.

Click on the following link and watch Summer Term – Week 7 (w/c 8th June) Lesson 2 – understand thousandths.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

Now complete the pdf task below.  The answers for the task are on the second pdf.

PSHE – Self Worth

Today in PSHE, we are going to think about being kind to ourselves.

Open the pdf below and complete the sheet to show the different ways that you could be kind to yourself.  You can then colour in the hearts with different coloured pencil crayons if you wish.

(The first sheet has a girl image: the second sheet has a boy image.)

Tuesday, 16th June

English – Film Review

Today in English we are going to look at an image and develop ideas for a film review.

  1. Open the Film Review Task and consider the prompt questions.
  2. Now open the Film Review Sheet and complete.

Maths – Decimals as fractions

The focus for today will be representing decimals as fractions.

Click on the following link and watch Summer Term – Week 7 (w/c 8th June) Lesson 1 – Decimals as Fractions.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

Now complete the Decimals as Fractions task.  The answers for the task are on the last two pages of the pdf.

Science – Bees

Today in science we are going to explore the roles of bees in the hive.  Please watch the video below and read the All About Bees information.

Your task today is to create a recruitment poster for worker bees.  Remember to write or draw all of the jobs that need to be listed that are expected of a worker bee.  You can use the poster provided or make your own.

NATURE | Silence of the Bees | Inside the Hive | PBS.mp4

Still image for this video

Monday, 15th June

English – Correcting spellings

Today in English we are going to correct some spelling mistakes in the text below. 

You can then choose five correctly spelt words and write each one in a sentence of your own.

Maths – Monday Maths Challenge

The task below has ten maths word problems to work on. 

The answers are in the second pdf.

Remember: 

  1. Read the question carefully.
  2. Underline any key information e.g. numbers and operations.
  3. Answer the question in context.  (E.g. answer in £ if problem is money based.)

 

Science – Bees

L.O.  To understand the lifecycle of a bee.

  1. Read the Presentation.
  2. Complete the Honey Bee activity.

If you wish, you can print off the spin wheel and make your very own Bee life cycle, using a paper fastener to hold the two circles together.

Friday, 12th June

English – Comprehension

Our work today is linked to the Maya creation story.

  1. Read the text below.
  2. Answer the questions (remember to still look at the text to help you with your answers.)
  3. Check your answers against the answer sheet.

Maths – Magic Square Investigation

We are going to finish the week with a maths investigation.

 

Look at the task sheet for instructions. The second sheet can be printed off so that you can keep track of your routes through the magic square.

The possible answers and solutions sheet gives an insight into how some children went about solving the problem. 

Remember that you can approach the problem in a way that works for you.

Art – Non-flowering Plant

Today in art, we are going to create an observational drawing of a non-flowering plant. 

 

You can look at the images below for ideas – or you may want to look directly at a plant in your garden/the locality.

 

Your work can be left as an observational drawing or you may colour it using pencil crayons if you wish.

Thursday, 11th June

English

For our grammar work today, we are going to investigate suffixes and how to apply them to root words.  Please complete the task below.

(The answer sheet contains some possible examples of words for each suffix but there may be other possibilities.)

Maths

Today we are going to look at finding fractions of an amount.

Click on the following link and watch Summer Term – Week 6 (w/c 1st June) Lesson 3 – Fractions of an amount.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

Now complete the task below. 

(Please note that the second sheet is optional.)

The answers are in the second pdf.

History

As part of our Maya topic, we are going to explore the religions and gods of the ancient civilisation.  Please read the presentation below:

 

Choose two of the gods to complete the fact file with.  You can then create your own Maya god for the final section of the sheet.

Wednesday, 10th June

English –

Today we are going to use prefixes to complete different sentences.   Remember that prefixes are added to the start of a word and that they change a word’s meaning.

Please open and complete the following task.  (The second sheet is optional.)

The second document contains the answers.

Maths

Today we are going to look at multiplying mixed numbers by whole numbers (integers).

Click on the following link and watch Summer Term – Week 6 (w/c 1st June) Lesson 2 – Multiply mixed numbers by integers.

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

 

Now try the task sheet below.

Please note that the second page is optional.

The answers to both tasks are in the second pdf.

 

Top tips:

- Draw out the bar models as shown on the video.

- Remember to multiply the wholes and then the fraction.

PSHE – Thoughts and Feelings

Today’s task is based on the book, “The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse” by Charlie Mackesy.  It’s a fantastic book which seems to resonate well with life at the moment.

Open the pdf below to see a page and quote from the book.  Around the image, write down your thoughts and ideas about what it means to you.  There are no right or wrong answers for this… your thoughts, feelings and personal understanding are what matter.

Tuesday, 9th June

English

For our grammar work today, we are going to investigate prefixes and how they change the meanings of words.  Please complete the task below.

(The answer sheet contains some possible examples of words for each prefix but there are many other possibilities.)

 

Maths

Today we are going to look at multiplying fractions by whole numbers

Click on the following link and watch Summer Term – Week 6 (w/c 1st June) Lesson 1 – Multiply unit and non-unit fractions by integers.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

 

Now complete the task below.  If your answer is an improper fraction, see if you can convert it into a mixed number as shown on the video.

The answers are in the second pdf.

Science

As part of our work based on plants, we are going to explore the plants that grow in two different areas.  Please follow the instructions on the Plants Activity task. 

 

The plant identification sheet is on the last page of the document.

(Please note that page 1 is the main task.  The remaining two pages are optional.  If you draw the bar graphs, remember that the plant type will go along the x axis and the number of plants – frequency - will go up the y axis.)

 

It will be interesting to see if there are any similarities and differences between the plants in the two areas.

 

Monday, 8th June

English – School Uniform

L.O.  To use commas in an extended piece of writing.

 

Today in English we are going to revise our use of commas in lists and commas to separate clauses.  Work through the task, ‘Uniform Writing Brief’ ensuring that you build each of the features into your final piece of writing. 

 

(If the hyperlink in the pdf doesn’t work, please copy it and then paste into the address bar at the top of your browser.)

Maths – Monday Maths Challenge

The task below has five maths challenges to work on. 

 

Tip:  With challenge one, if two or more shapes are the same, it means that the numbers represented by them will be the same.

 

Remember: 

  1. Start with what you know.
  2. It may help to make written jottings on/around the challenges.
  3. Test calculations (when you think you have solved each challenge) to check.

Science – Non-flowering plants

L.O.  To understand the lifecycle of a non-flowering plant.

 

Today we are going to look at the life cycles of non-flowering plants.

 

  1. Read the Presentation.
  2. Draw a lifecycle of a non-flowering plant.  There are some on the presentation which you could choose from to copy.  Please label and colour your finished lifecycle diagram.

Friday, 5th June

English

L.O.  To write a poem using expanded noun phrases.

Today we are going to write some poetry about our favourite place.  Look at the resource below to structure and write your poem.  There are also links within the resource to video clips about word play and the work of the poet, Joseph Coelho.  (If any of the links fail to work on your device, please copy and paste the hyperlink into the address bar at the top of your browser.)

 

You can also look at the PowerPoint for further information about expanded noun phrases.

Have fun!

Maths

Area and Perimeter Investigation

We are going to finish the week with a maths investigation based on area and perimeter.

 

You can approach the investigation in any way you like.  Look at the task sheet and then the shapes sheet to look at the area and perimeter of the shapes given.

 

The challenge can be completed on the squared paper to allow you to draw out and experiment with different shapes for each part of the trial.

The possible answers and solutions sheet gives an insight into how some children went about solving the problem.  Remember that you can approach the problem in a way that works for you.

 

Reminder:

Area = the space within a shape.

Perimeter = the distance around the outside of a shape.

Art – Flower Power!

Today in art, you can look back at your flower monster.  (If you haven’t made one, don’t worry – just use your imagination!)

 

You can create a picture using paint, felt tips, crayons, collage or any other media you can think of.  Or you may wish to build a model of your flower monster out of junk/recycling materials.

 

Have fun, and as I always say when looking at the weeds in my garden – Go Wild!

Thursday, 4th June

 

English

In English today, we are going to make our own word searches using the scientific technical vocabulary linked to flowering plants.  Scan the flowering plant information below to look for key words which can be used in your word search.  Perhaps you could give your finished word search to a member of your family to solve.

Maths

We are going to continue looking at translation today – moving onto translating complete 2D shapes.

Complete the National Academy lesson using this link:

 

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/maths/describing-translations-year-5-wk1-2

 

Now try the activity below.  Translate the shapes on the grids by looking at the labelled vertex for each shape.

The answer sheet is there for you to check your work – or to help if you need to look at an example of how to complete the translation.

Remember that the shape does not change, only its position.

History – The Maya

Following on from our Mexico project, we are now going to look at the ancient civilisation of the Maya.  Click on the PowerPoint/pdf presentation below to find out more.

When you have read the presentation, complete the tasks on the map.  You can shade in the countries using different colours if you wish.  The key tasks for the map are in red font on the presentation slides.  You could always look at Google maps/Earth online to see more detailed maps of Central America.

Wednesday, 3rd June

 

English

Having created your own flower monster yesterday during science, today you are going to write a report based on your monster.  (If you missed yesterday’s work for any reason just use your imagination!)

 

The planning sheet gives you some starting points for each aspect of your monster.  These points should be used as subheadings to structure your report into paragraphs.  The lined paper sheets are attached if you wish to use them, otherwise feel free to write up as you wish and perhaps illustrate your work.

 

Have fun… and watch out for those perennial monsters in the veggie patch!

 

Maths

L.O.  To understand coordinates and translation of points.

 

Today in maths, we are going to look at a lesson on the National Academy website.  You will need to watch the video, and pause when prompted, to complete the tasks.

After the session, there is a sheet below to complete based on coordinates and translation.  (The answers are on the second document.)

 

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/maths/an-introduction-to-translation-year-5-wk1-1

 

PSHE

 Today we are going to look at the importance of thinking positively when we experience negative feelings.  Please open the document below to complete the task.

Tuesday, 2nd June

 

English

Today in English we are going to look at writing a set of instructions for your favourite game.  This can be a game of your choice (but not a video game please).  Use the planning sheet to structure your work before writing it up.  Remember to use numbered steps and imperative (bossy) verbs.

Maths

Today in maths we are going to investigate the areas and perimeters of rectangles. 

1)  Look at the PowerPoint to understand how to calculate area.  (It is in PowerPoint and pdf format.  Please note that the presentation will only be interactive in the PowerPoint version.  However the process will still be useful if you can only access the pdf.)

2)  Complete the rectangles investigation.

Science

In science, we are going to choose a flower to dissect (please check with an adult that your choice is fine before picking it).  Then complete the task sheet to make your very own flower monster!

 

The flowering plant information from yesterday is included for your reference.

Monday, 1st June

English

Today in English we are going to look at homophones - words which sound the same but have different meanings and spellings - using the attached sheet.  Please note that the final activity is voluntary.

Maths

Today in maths you are going to design your own theme park! 

1. Follow the instructions on the 'Theme Park Task slides' PDF. 

2. Items/rides are priced on the 'Theme Park Task Sheet - Prices' PDF.

3. You can keep a record of spending using the 'Theme Park Costs Sheet'.

4. The 1cm squared A4 sheet of paper forms the area of your theme park plan.  You can use the sheet provided or use your own A4 squared paper if you have some.

Science

Today in science we are going to look at the parts of a flowering plant.  Look at the flowering plant information PDF and then complete the flowering plant task sheet.

Year 5/6 Spellings List (Please discuss the meanings of any words that you look at with your child.)

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