Year 5 2019 / 20
Here you will find regular updates about what the children in school have been learning, with pdf resources to have a go at. Don’t forget that Reading Plus, MyMaths and Times Tables Rockstars can be accessed from home at any time. Pobble365 offers a picture a day that can act as a stimulus for writing. It also gives a story starter to inspire the children to write, the chance to improve sentences and questions, which help with their comprehension skills.
We have gathered many other education websites in our Learning Zone. These cover a wide range of topics and subjects, and cover all primary ages.
Feel free to contact your class teacher using Class Dojo for any help or support you may need, or to send some work through that your child has done at home!
***The homework section below will be updated on a regular basis with class specific resources and teacher assistance.***
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Year 5 Home Learning
Here you will find regular updates about what the children in school have been learning, with pdf resources to have a go at. Don’t forget that Reading Plus, MyMaths and Times Tables Rockstars can be accessed from home at any time. Pobble365 offers a picture a day which can act as a stimulus for writing. Pobble365 gives a story starter to inspire the children, the chance to improve sentences and questions which help with their comprehension skills. If you want a challenge, have a go at our Long Multiplication Challenge.
Don’t forget the zeros!!
Spelling resources will be loaded here on a weekly basis. The resource focuses on specific rules and will suggest activities for the children to do to help them learn their spellings. Parents can help by ensuring the children understand the meaning of the words, and encouraging children to use them in sentences.
Thursday 2nd April – Spellings
Here is a lovely, intergalactic spelling test for you to have a go at. I have also put up next weeks spellings – it is a challenge week! A new maths video will go up tomorrow.
Your new spellings:
Wednesday 1st April – Fractions
Good afternoon everybody! We are going to have a look at equivalent fractions today. There are activities underneath this video for you to have a go at. Any problems, give me a message on Dojo and I’ll get back to you asap! PS. Sorry about the extreme closeup!
Monday 30th March – Spellings – Silent letters within words. Mental Maths. Expanded Noun Phrases.
Thanks for the shout out Guy!
Time to describe the character in your story! I would like you to have a go at using expanded noun phrases to describe this character. Remember, a expanded noun phrase is only part of the sentence, not the whole thing. It gives additional information about the noun you are describing. Also remember, that an expanded noun phrases do no include verbs! See if you can spot my deliberate mistake towards the end of the video.
More mental arithmetic for you here as Mr. Kelly & Mr. Johnson return to the oche to battle it out once more. Keep adding up their scores and tell us who wins!
For an additional challenge, keep taking away their scores from 500 and see who gets closer to zero. Good luck!
Saturday 28th March – Ancient Egypt Mummification Challenge
Afternoon everybody, bit of weekend fun for you here – a year or two ago we were visited by an Ancient Egyptian Embalmer. He was due to come in this year too, but social distancing says otherwise, so here is a snippet of what he did! You can learn more about the mummification process by watching this Horrible Histories video. You can also read up on it here. Once you have watched the videos and read up on embalming, why not have a go at creating your own mummification video and sending it in! If you don’t fancy embalming someone today, you could always have a go at embalming an orange (if you have all of the ingredients!)
Mr. Kelly’s Skill School
The challenge has been set by the Kelly family. Have a go at these skills and show us how you do!
Thanks Isaac for not only keeping track of our scores, but also compiling a fantastic newspaper report on our darts match – I have to say, I’m massively disappointed in the final scores! Click here for Isaac’s fantastic report.
Friday 27th March Writing Prompt, Multiplication & Division
Good morning all! I’m looking forward to hearing about the creative ways you describe what you can see out of your window! Remember to try and start some sentences with an adjective to describe something in the sentence, e.g. “Broken, the fence had a hole at the bottom that was begging to be crawled through” Don’t forget the comma after your adjective!
For maths, we are cracking on with the key skills. Have a go at the following multiplication and division questions, and the attached reasoning problems too.
We are going to move on to fractions next week, so practise your times tables – we all know how important they are to fractions work! And don’t forget, wash your hands 🙂
Thursday 26th March – Mental Maths & a clue about tomorrow!
As well as the fantastic written maths calculations that I am sure you have all been doing (huuuuge round of applause for Rose S whose amazing work I have seen), it’s important that you keep your mental maths game strong. With that in mind, have a go at the challenge in this video. If you want an extra tough challenge, take each of mine and Mr. Kelly’s scores away from 500 (then the next score away from whatever the answer to that is) and see who ends up closer to zero!
Penny has had some ideas for tomorrow…
Tuesday 24th March – Maths & Writing
It is important that we have a purpose for writing, and right now we are living in historical times, so what better type of writing than a diary. One day, 100 years from now, a historian could be reading your diary learning about what life was like for the children who had to learn form home in the Spring of 2020!
It’s really important that we don’t lose the key skills whilst not at school. With that in mind, I’ve uploaded an addition & subtraction video and some resources below. It’s mostly arithmetic, however there is some reasoning below too.
Monday 23rd March – Spellings
Our topic this term has been Pharaohs. Here you will find some resources and information that you and your child can have a look at to keep the learning going! Our next topic is Scream Machine, you’ll find some information about it here too.
Thursday 19th March
ENGLISH: This morning, we are writing letters, postcards and cards to elderly people, in residential home, who are in isolation and with restricted visitation from family members.
ART: We are making Mothers’ Day cards today! Be as creative as you want. Let those important people in your lives know how much you care! There are loads of ideas on Pinterest!
Wednesday 18th March
We will be looking at adding and subtracting fractions with the same and different denominators. To add and subtract fractions with different denominators it is important that the children understand how to find a common denominator.
In addition to fractions, if you want a tricky challenge, you can try our Long Multiplication Challenge!
Good luck, and don’t forget those zeros!!
Today in English, we looked at the different features of information texts – we used this example text:
Wed 18th March ENGLISH Example Text can you find all the features?
In the second part of our lesson, we looked at writing interesting introductions which would encourage our readers to read on. After analysing them, we then drafted our own. Here are the example introductions we looked at: Wed 18th March ENGLISH Example Introductions
Tuesday 17th March
We have been looking at fractions so far this week, specifically multiplying fractions. The children will need to multiply the numerator (top number of the fraction) by the multiplier to create a top heavy fraction, and then see how many times the denominator (bottom number of the fraction) can go into the new numerator (numerator divided by denominator) to create a mixed number.
Today, in English, we used our prior knowledge and the fact files to collect interesting facts about: pharaohs, pyramids, The Nile and Tutankhamun. Using the activity sheet, we made notes about the four topics from Ancient Egypt ready for writing our own non-chronological reports.
Schofield and Sims – Weekly maths resources
We have included weeks 10, 11, 12 and end of unit worksheet which follows on from where we were up to in school. Children are to continue with the same book / colour they were working on in class. We complete 1 of these sheets a week in school, children are welcome to try the next level book if they are feeling confident with their work.
ANSWERS S&S book1 GREEN – answers
ANSWERS S&S book2 BLUE – answers
ANSWERS S&S book3 BROWN – answers
ANSWERS S&S book4 PURPLE – answers
ANSWERS S&S book5 PINK – answers
ANSWERS S&S book6 GREY – answers
Welcome to the brand new Year 5 page! Year 5 is an exciting year for the children as they enter Upper Key Stage 2 and get used to their position as role models for the rest of the school.
In Year 5, the children will have all sorts of amazing learning opportunities through a creative and engaging curriculum. The children will start the year learning about the Tudors including Henry VIII and his many wives, paying close attention to Anne Boleyn in their topic ‘Off with her head’.
This year, after the autumn half-term holiday, we will be moving into our rehearsals for our Christmas production of Mary Poppins; Year 6 will take the lead in the performance working alongside Year 5. Both year groups are going to go ‘Time Travelling with Poppins’ and will look at the life before WW1 (the original film is set in 1910), the suffragette movement (Mrs Banks was a suffragette), the depression as it continued into 1935 (when the newest film is set), the swinging 60s (when the first film was filmed and released), and into modern day Britain (when the Mary Poppins Returns was filmed). Not only will the children be able to explore the changes in Britain from the start of the 20th Century to now, they will be able to hone and master their dramatic and musical skills as they take the stage to perform Mary Poppins Junior!
After Christmas, when the nights are at their darkest we will all become Stargazers and will be thinking about what it out there, beyond the sky. The children will follow this by moving to ancient Egypt in their ‘Pharaohs’ topic.
Following this, the children will be thinking scientifically and becoming “Bug Creators” after Easter. To round the year off we will be paying special attention to forces through the medium of theme parks in the topic ‘Scream Machine’ which is sure to be exciting for everybody involved!
In Year 5, the children have a variety of opportunities to display their creativity, leadership skills and extra curricular activities:
- Leadership skills are enhanced with the opportunity to be a Sports Leader.
- Dramatic muscles can be flexed in the Year 5/6 Christmas production.
- Musically the children get many opportunities to learn with Mr. Whawell, as well as extra curricular opportunities.
- Mentorship is another area in which Y5 excel as they become reading buddies for their little friends in Year 1.
- Sporting prowess is celebrated in Year 5 as the children get the chance to attend the Tuesday night football club, Netball, running and have many opportunities to represent the school.
- Sport is also a big part of the curriculum in Year 5 where the children benefit from the expertise of Tom from DF coaching, in addition to Mr. Johnson’s regular P.E lessons. The children also benefit from regular yoga sessions on a Monday morning, starting the week off in a calm and relaxing manner.
- A host of other opportunities are available to the children in their Friday afternoon enrichment sessions.
Please feel free to browse the rest of this page to see video updates in the news section, what we have coming up in the events section, information about homework and a gallery of the children taken professionally when they were in Year 2!
Year 5 News
The children were given homework to research and present about a Tudor personality, these 3 girls wrote fantastic poems for you to enjoy: