Denton West End Primary School

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Balmoral Drive, Manchester, Lancashire, M34 2JX

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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5

 

Meet the Year 5 staff

Miss Barclay

Miss Longley

Y5 Teacher Y5 Teacher

 

End of the Year

Firstly, well done to all the children that took part in the virtual sports day! Congratulations to 5B who scored the most points but it was extremely close!

Finally, we would like to say thank you for a great year and we have missed you while you have not been in school. We hope you have a lovely summer and we wish you luck in Year 6.

Home Learning 13.07.20

Hi everyone, it has been brilliant to see some of the work that you have been doing at home. We really enjoy looking through the emails each week! Please keep sending them to homelearning@dweschool.org to keep us updated and so that we can reply to your messages.

Daily Lessons

As always, we recommend that you complete the BBC Bitesize lessons daily. They cover a range of topics appropriate to our year group, so are a great starting point.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zhgppg8/year-5-lessons/1

 

If you are finding some of the activities a little bit tricky, which is okay, you could visit  https://www.ncetm.org.uk/resources/54454#UpperKS2Fractions which is a link to the NCETM website where there’s videos and guides to help you.

 

Project – Literacy booklet

This week, we recommend completing this Year 5 Talk 4 Writing Booklet on Wizards. There are lots of interesting activities to help with your writing and creative skills inside. We would love to see your completed work sent into the home learning email!

For thousands of years, humans all over the world have tried to discover the power of wizards. There are many stories about what we do, where we live and the spells we cast. I’m here to introduce you to the world of wizardry and to inspire you to write about wonderful wizards!

https://www.talk4writing.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Y5-Wizards.pdf

 

Maths

Wow Year 5, this week the scores have been amazing! A special well done to Zac, Luca and Aimee who all scored over 2000 points! This week, we have set up a tournament against the classes. Make sure you log on to help your class win!

 

Spellings – This week’s spellings could link nicely to our project work, so that you can apply them to your writing.

amateur

awkward

community

curiosity

determined

individual

marvellous

nuisance


Reading –

You should be continuing to read as normal. If you have run out of books at home, you can always read something online using a tablet, phone or computer. We know that lots of you have enjoyed reading the book 'Holes' by Louis Sachar, so we have linked the PDF version, that you can read online if you would like. Please follow the link below. 

 

The Year 6 teachers have created a booklet for you all about starting Year 6 in September. You can view it by clicking the link below.

Year 6 Transition Booklet September 2020

 

Miss Barclay and Miss Longley

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 Holes by Louis Sachar.pdfDownload
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Home Learning 06.07.20

Hi everyone, it has been so lovely to see some new faces and work being sent to homelearning@dweschool.org so please continue as we really enjoy seeing the work and replying to your messages.

Daily Lessons

As always, we recommend that you complete the BBC Bitesize lessons daily. They cover a range of topics appropriate to our year group, so are a great starting point.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zhgppg8/year-5-lessons/1

 

If you are finding some of the activities a little bit tricky, which is okay, you could visit  https://www.ncetm.org.uk/resources/54454#UpperKS2Fractions which is a link to the NCETM website where there’s videos and guides to help you.

 

Project – Literacy booklet

World famous elf and sprite expert Pie Corbett is putting together The Ultimate Guide to Elves and Sprites. Pie is well-known as an elf whisperer and has researched elves of the Americas and sprites living in Iceland. Your job, should you accept this mission, is to provide Pie with another entry for his book by writing about a type of elf or their smaller cousin the sprite.

https://www.talk4writing.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Y5-Elves-F.pdf

Maths

This week, we have set up a tournament against year 6 so the classes will need to work together to win! Last time, the score was very close so let’s try and win this time!

 

Spellings – This week’s spellings are linked to our project work so that you can apply them to your writing.

campaign

foraging

hoarding

vegetarians

hermits

renowned

identify

harmony


Reading –

You should be continuing to read as normal. If you have ran out of books at home, you can always read something online using a tablet, phone or computer. Try researching elves and sprites to help with your project.

 

Miss Barclay and Miss Longley

Home Learning 29.06.20

Hi everyone, it has been wonderful being able to have some contact with you these past few weeks. We are loving seeing your photos and work that you have emailed to us and being able to reply now, so please keep sending those in to homelearning@dweschool.org.

Daily Lessons

As always, we recommend that you complete the BBC Bitesize lessons daily. They cover a range of topics appropriate to our year group, so are a great starting point.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zhgppg8/year-5-lessons/1

 

If you are finding some of the activities a little bit tricky, which is okay, you could visit https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/ and try some of the home learning powerpoints and activities on there.

 

Project – Human Life Cycle

This week, we would like you to find out all about the human life cycle. Please follow the link below. First, watch the video to gain some understanding. Then, using the information on the website page, create your own life cycle poster. You can be creative with how you would like to set this out, it could be done on a computer or using paper that you have. Then there is a game and a quiz for you to test your knowledge!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zgssgk7/articles/z2msv4j

 

Once you have completed that, have a go at answering these questions. You will need to research, so KidRex would be a good search engine to use.

What is a gestation/incubation period?
Which animal has the longest gestation/incubation period?

Which animal has the shortest baby stage?

Do all animals have an adolescent stage? If not which ones do and which ones don’t?

Which animal has the longest life expectancy?

Which animal has the most similar life cycle to the human life cycle? What evidence have you got to support your view?

Challenge

Why do you think animals have different life cycles?

 

Maths – Times Tables Rockstars

This week, we have set up a tournament for each class - girls vs boys! Make sure you are logging on as much as you can, to help your group out. We have been blown away by some of your scores, so keep going!

 

Spellings – This week’s spellings have been chosen as they link to our project and some are our 5/6 spelling words! Please ensure you practise daily and include them in your writing when possible.  

Our recommended spellings to focus on this week are:

cycle

gestation

expectancy

adolescence

foetus

adulthood

teenager

stages


Reading –

You should be continuing to read as normal. If you have run out of books at home, you can always read something online using a tablet, phone or computer. Try researching a subject and finding a report on that!

 

Miss Barclay and Miss Longley

Home Learning- 22.06.20

Hello everyone, we have been really lucky these last 2 weeks as we have been able to speak to some of you and your parents/carers on the phone! We have loved hearing about how you are getting on and hearing about the home learning you have done! We also want to say a big thank you to all the families that have sent in emails to homelearning@dweschool.org as we have loved reading the messages and seeing the pictures. The great news is now we can reply to any of the emails sent in so please send us a message or picture and we will send you a message back too!

Daily Lessons

We still recommend that you complete the BBC Bitesize lessons daily. They cover a range of topics appropriate to our year group, so are a great starting point. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zhgppg8/year-5-lessons/1

 

If you are finding some of the activities a little bit tricky, which is okay, you could visit https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/ and try some of the home learning powerpoints and activities on there.

 

Project – Pollination

One of our year 5 science topics is reproduction. Firstly, we would like you to start by learning all about the parts of a flower. Children could research this using the following website https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/animals-and-nature/plants/parts-flower/ or use the BBC Bitesize link https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/science-ks1-ks2-ivys-plant-workshop-the-anatomy-of-the-flower/zjmhkmn. The children could then create a poster showing all the parts of the flower with a description (There’s also a worksheet and fact cards in the documents below that you could also use for inspiration).

 

After recapping the parts of a flower, the children are ready to learn about pollination to do this you could use the powerpoint in the documents below or use the following link and complete the interactive activity on there. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zgssgk7/articles/zqbcxfr. Also in the documents we have attached a sheet which the children could use to help write the process of pollination.

 

Maths

A big well done to 5L and especially all the children who scored over 1000 points as it shows great dedication. It is also lovely to see so many children with the NHS rainbow background!

 

Spellings – This week’s spellings have been chosen as they link to our project and some are our 5/6 spelling words! Please ensure you practise daily and include them in your writing when possible.  

Our recommended spellings to focus on this week are:

pollination

dispersal

anther

fertilisation

germination

filament

reproduction

system

category

variety 


Reading –

This week, the children could do some extra reading linked to our topic. This could include facts about pollination or researching a flower of their choice.

https://www.coolkidfacts.com/pollination-for-kids/#:~:text=Pollination%20Facts,fertilized%20and%20make%20more%20flowers.

https://www.avasflowers.net/facts-about-flowers-for-kids#:~:text=Some%20facts%20about%20flowers%20are,is%20what%20makes%20plants%20green.

 

Outdoor activity- with our topic being linked to flowers, we thought it would be a great week (hoping there are no more thunderstorms) to get outside and do some activities linked to plants. You could do some gardening and plant your own or do some still life artwork linked to plants and flowers.

 

Miss Barclay and Miss Longley

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 Activity Sheet Parts of a Flower.pdfDownload
 Activity Sheets.pdfDownload
 Parts of a Flower Information Cards.pdfDownload
 Pollination PPT.pptDownload
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Home Learning 15.06.20

Hello everyone, we hope you are still well and that you continue to enjoy your learning from home. It has been fantastic to see some of the creative ways you have completed the work that we have set. Please continue to send photos of your work to homelearning@dweschool.org and check the Gallery page on the website to see what others have been up to as well. Seeing what you have been doing really cheers us up, as we are missing you all very much! Thank you again to everyone who has sent us emails so far, it’s lovely to keep in touch with you this way.


Daily Lessons
As mentioned in the letter from Mrs White this week, we still recommend that you complete the BBC Bitesize lessons daily. They cover a range of topics appropriate to our year group, so are a great starting point.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zhgppg8/year-5-lessons/1 

 

Project – Animal Explorers

 

This week, we have chosen animals as our theme. This is because of the campaigning that has been going on to save our zoos! Therefore, we have chosen this Talk 4 Writing booklet as our project. It should be worked on across the week, with no expectation of it being completed all at once. Please ensure you work through the booklet in the correct order as the activities feed into each other. The booklet can be accessed on a tablet or phone and covers a range of skills taught in year 5 and should challenge the children but please adapt accordingly to suit individual needs. For example, working together to generate ideas for the final story. If your child is struggling with a particular activity, move on a revisit if needed. Please follow the link below to find the booklet. 


https://www.talk4writing.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Y5-Maria-Rhizeb.pdf  


Maths –
We have loved seeing you compete in the TTRS challenges! This week we have a challenge between 5B and 5L. Make sure you are logging on each day to check the score and support your class! The winner will be announced next week.


Spellings – This week’s spellings have been chosen as you may want to use them in the project! Please ensure you practise daily and include them in your writing when possible.


Our recommended spellings to focus on this week are:
aggressive
community
curiosity
determined
environment
existence
identity
temperature

Reading –
Please ensure you read aloud each day for at least 10 minutes. This week, we would like children to read something slightly different, based on our theme – animals! Chester Zoo have lots of fantastic resources, including their animal fact files. Choose one a day and read them out loud to an adult or sibling! Please click the link below to find the fact files.
https://www.chesterzoo.org/schools/resources/rainforest-animal-fact-file-collection/ 

 

We hope you all continue to be creative and get outside as much as you can. It can be difficult when the weather isn’t as nice, but it’s important you keep your bodies active, as well as your minds! We hope to see you all very soon! 


Miss Barclay and Miss Longley

Home Learning 08.06.20

It has been wonderful to see all the photos you’ve sent in to us this week! You have been getting very creative and your emails have been making us smile, so thank you very much. Please keep sending your photos to  homelearning@dweschool.org and have a look on the website at the Gallery page, where you can see what some of the other children have been up as well!

 

Daily Lessons

BBC Bitesize are offering 3 lessons that children can do each day, which cover a variety of topics. We hope you’ve been enjoying these lessons and your celebrity guest teachers!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zhgppg8/year-5-lessons/1

 

Project – Space

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i235Y2HRksA

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zvw8q6f

To continue with our theme of space, this week we would like you to learn all about the moon. There are some videos above that will teach you all about its orbit and appearance.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z3jd7ty

Once you have learnt about the moon’s orbit, you are ready to learn about the phases of the moon. Have you ever noticed that the moon appears to change shape? The video above explains why that happens. After gaining all this knowledge, you could choose to create a diagram to show this using the moon phases fact sheet; choose to make a moon diary where you would observe and record the moon each night to try and identify which of the phases it is currently in; create the cookie model to represent the phrases of the moon (our personal favourite) and/or read and answer questions about the moon and its phases.

All documents are attached below.

 

Maths

WOW! There have been some fantastic scores on Times Table Rockstars this week with lots of children earning over 1000 points!

A big well done to Year 4 who have won this week with such a big score. Keep going year 5 with your times table practice as knowing them will help you so much with your Maths.

 

Spellings – Thank you to those who sent in pictures of the creative ways they had been practising their spellings! Please continue to practise spellings, using the ideas on the post below.

Our recommended spellings to focus on this week are:

according

aggressive

apparent

awkward

conscious

definite

desperate

disastrous

 

Spelling Activity -This week, we would like children to think about adding suffixes to their spellings. A suffix is added to the end of a root word, to change the meaning.

Can you add the suffix ‘ly’ to the end of this week’s spellings to change the meaning? To do this, you should use a dictionary (online or a physical copy if you have one) to check that you have the spelling correct. But be careful… some words you will be able to just add ‘ly’ to the end, others you will need to follow spelling rules. Can you work out what the spelling rules might be?

 

Activity – I hope that many of you enjoyed the obstacle courses last week and made your family do it too! This week, we thought it would be fun to be creative a make your own den using things from around the house. You could make your den inside or outside but it could be a fun space to do your home learning in. Click the link below for some ideas how one website has used IKEA furniture to make a variety of designs.

https://www.ikeahackers.net/2020/05/ikea-blanket-fort.html?fbclid=IwAR0ke9nqRMLQsYnt8kuQqex0fGWdaOSHTpHvxMMrxg3gxnWw9T98f3GZQLw 

 

Reading –

Over the next few weeks, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Taika Waititi will be reading James and the Giant Peach in full, across 10 episodes - and he'll be joined by some rather famous faces along the way.

The first two episodes, featuring Meryl Streep, Benedict Cumberbatch, Nick Kroll, and brothers Chris and Liam Hemsworth, are available now at youtube.com/roalddahl, with new episodes available every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6pm BST. Alternatively, you can find the clips by following this link https://www.roalddahl.com/taika-and-friends

Name
 moon diary.pdfDownload
 moon phases fact sheet.docDownload
 moon reading questions.pdfDownload
 phases of the moon cookie activity.pdfDownload
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Home Learning 18.05.20

Thank you to all the families that keep visiting the website for ideas.  We hope you are enjoying your learning at home but we are missing you so much, which is why we love seeing the photos and messages being sent to homelearning@dweschool.org - please keep sending them in!

 

Daily Lessons

BBC Bitesize are offering 3 lessons that children can do each day, which cover a variety of topics. We hope you’ve been enjoying these lessons and your celebrity guest teachers!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zhgppg8/year-5-lessons/1

 

Project – Space

Have you ever wondered why we have day and night? We hope that is what you will be learning about this week. The following video will explain all about why we have day and night. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zrd9wmn

After watching the video, you could create a diagram to show why we have day and night (this could be a drawing or a 3D creation). We have attached a document below to show you an example that you could use to help you. On the document, there are also some questions that you could answer.

Name
 dayandnight.docDownload
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Maths

Well done to all those children who are sticking with their Times Tables Rockstars and we are looking forward to seeing if you can beat us when you are back!

Your next challenge will be a battle against year 4 which will be very tough as they have had high scores in the past so it will take great teamwork, determination and dedication. Let’s give it our best shot!

 

Spellings – Please continue to practise spellings, using the ideas on the post below. We would love to see pictures of how you have been getting creative with practising your spellings at home!

Our recommended spellings to focus on this week are:

committee

communicate

community

competition

conscience

conscious

controversy

convenience

 

Reading –

Please ensure you are still reading for 10 minutes each day. The Oxford Owl website allows access to their books online for ages 3-11.. You do have to create a login but it is completely FREE! https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page?view=image&query=&type=book&age_group=Age+9-11&level=&level_select=&book_type=&series=#

 

Activity – Remember it is so important to keep yourself fit and healthy so this week we thought it would be fun to create your own obstacle courses to complete with your families. This could be inside the house, in your garden or we have seen people creating them on the pavement outside their houses for people to have a go at when they are on their walks. We have put some ideas below!

Home Learning - Week 6

We have been so happy this week to see you all taking part in our ‘Big Year 5 Quiz!’ you all did an amazing job! We have been following the leader board each day to see who would win and would like to say congratulations to Lauren for winning!


We hope you are all keeping safe and again, we are missing you very much in school. So please keep sending in your photos to homelearning@dweschool.org and let us know what activities you have been enjoying.

 

Daily Lessons -
BBC Bitesize are offering 3 daily lessons which children can do each day which range a variety of topics. We hope you’ve been enjoying these lessons and your celebrity guest teachers!
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zhgppg8/year-5-lessons/1 

 

Project – Space
One of our year 5 science topics is space. Firstly, we would love you to learn the order of the planets and about how planets in our solar system orbit the sun – this video is a fun way to learn them (warning it will get stuck in your head!). Follow this link to find the video:

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noiwY7kQ5NQ 

Next, it would be great for you to research one of the planets of your choice. There are many ways you could display your information for example in a non-chronological report, a PowerPoint or you could get creative and build a model out of paper mache (don’t forget to include grammatical features – maybe create your own success criteria).
 

If you are researching a planet you could use the websites below:
https://www.planetsforkids.org/planet-venus.html  
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkbbkqt 

 

Maths –
We have been keeping up with the tournament every day this week and have loved seeing all the work you have been doing on Times Table Rockstars. Well done to everyone who took part but a big congratulations to the boys for winning this week’s battle!

Spellings – Please continue to practise spellings, using the ideas on the post below. We would love to see pictures of how you have been getting creative with practising your spellings at home!
 

Our recommended spellings to focus on this week are:
definite
desperate
determined
develop
dictionary
disastrous
embarrass
environment

 

Activity – Remember to be keeping active at home as it is great for our minds and bodies.
This week, we thought a more gentle exercise would be a lovely idea a cosmic yoga for kids.
https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga  
 

 

Reading –
Please ensure you are still reading for 10 minutes each day. We recommend reading the 500 stories, which can be found following this link:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/KNWsKPrg7stQ54tTbcf6P7/500-words-the-stories


Children could write their own 500 word story, using these as inspiration or they could answer questions similar to the ones we put on the post below.

Home Learning Week 5
 

We would like to say thank you so much to all the children who have sent in photos to the home learning address; we have loved seeing all the fantastic and creative things you have been doing. We are missing you very much, so seeing some of you and the work you have been doing really puts a smile on our faces! It’s also a great way to tell us what you have been enjoying so that we can suggest similar things to do in the future. Some more ideas to do at home can be found below.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zhgppg8/year-5-lessons/1


BBC bitesize are offering 3 daily lessons which children can do each day which range a variety of topics. We hope you’ve been enjoying these lessons and your celebrity guest teachers!

 

Project – The Big Year 5 Quiz!
 

This week, we are challenging all of you to take part in ‘The Big Year 5 Quiz!’ on Kahoot!
 

You will be playing against each other and testing your knowledge of the year so far. You will need to have access to the internet to complete the quiz and should ensure you have enough time to do so.

All you have to do is:
 

1. Follow the link below.
2. When it asks for your nickname, write your first name and the first letter of your last name e.g. Sophia P.
3. Read the questions carefully but you will be timed, so be quick!
4. When you have finished, your score will be saved and put onto the scoreboard.
This is just for fun, so please do not worry if you cannot remember many of the answers. The quiz must be completed before Saturday 9th May at 8:00pm. We cannot wait to see your scores!
 

Click this link to play:
https://kahoot.it/challenge/0704262?challenge-id=e7448fb9-13de-427d-b2e5-046171df459f_1588163603531 

Maths –
We have been keeping up with the tournament every day this week and have loved seeing all the work you have been doing on Times Table Rockstars. Well done to everyone who took part but a big congratulations to year 6 for winning this week’s battle!
 

We also want to mention, that we have noticed some children from our year group have scored over 1000 points in the battles so far, which is an amazing achievement and they should be very proud of themselves!
 

This week, the TTRS battle is between the boys and girls of year 5! Good luck and make sure you tell your friends to play, to help raise that final score!
 

Spellings – Please continue to practise spellings, using the ideas on the post below. You could also practise in lots of different ways: writing in chalk outside, putting rice or sand into a box and writing the spelling with your finger or spelling the word out with Lego/building blocks. We recommend 8 spellings a week. You could even host your own spelling bee at home. Children should be able to explain how to do this, as this is how we do our spelling tests each week in school.
 

Our recommended spellings to focus on this week are:
identity
immediate(ly)
individual
interfere
interrupt
language
leisure
lightning 


Outdoors – Remember to be keeping active at home, as it is great to warm up our bodies and minds for all the learning that is taking place!
This week, in year 5, the children would have been doing their bikeability course. At home, we thought it would be great for the children to try get out on their bikes if they have the opportunity to do so (weather permitting)! During the bikeability week, they learn all about road safety and signalling techniques which is something that could be done at home before heading outside!
 

Reading –
Please ensure you are still reading for 10 minutes each day. We recommend reading the 500 stories, which can be found following this link:


https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/KNWsKPrg7stQ54tTbcf6P7/500-words-the-stories 
 

Children could write their own 500 word story, using these as inspiration or they could answer questions similar to the ones we put on the post below.

Home Learning Activities - Week 4


We hope everyone is keeping safe and happy. We are all missing you very much in school, so we have loved seeing all the fantastic learning and activities you have been doing on the galleries page. Please keep sending any pictures to homelearning@dweschool.org! Photos are sent to the class teacher and then put onto the website. We look forward to seeing what you have been up to! If you would like some inspiration for learning to do at home, please look below.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zhgppg8/year-5-lessons/1
BBC bitesize are offering 3 daily lessons which children can do each day which range a variety of topics.

 

Project – Jumanji

https://www.talk4writing.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Y5-Unit.pdf


The Talk for Writing website have created a brilliant learning from home resource for children in year 5, based on the book Jumanji. In the booklet there are reading and grammar activities to complete and finally the children can write their own story based on the plot of Jumanji. This booklet would be brilliant to do over a few days. If your child does write a story, please send us a picture of it to homelearning@dweschool.org as we would love to read them! To make the story feel like a real book, the children could publish it with a front and back cover, blurb and illustrations.

 

Maths –
We have been keeping up with the tournament every day this week and have loved seeing all the work you have been doing on Times Table Rockstars. Well done to everyone who took part but a big congratulations to 5L for winning this week’s battle!
Now it is time for year 5 to work together as a new battle has been set us for this week against YEAR 6! Good luck year 5!
 

Remember if you want to be doing extra maths, as mentioned on the newsletter, the White rose website has lots of great resources. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/ 

 

Spellings – Please continue to practise spellings, using the ideas on the post below. We recommend 8 spellings a week. You could even host your own spelling bee at home. Children should be able to explain how to do this, as this is how we do our spelling tests each week in school.
 

Our recommended spellings to focus on this week are:
parliament
persuade
physical
prejudice
privilege
profession
programme
pronunciation

 

Outdoors – Remember to be keeping active at home, as it is great to warm up our bodies and minds for all the learning that is taking place!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymigWt5TOV8 Zumba kids is a great way to get some exercise and learn some dancing to show off to Mrs Biggar when you get back! If you’re feeling very confident, you could even email us a video of your dancing for the galleries page!

 

Answers from last week’s reading activity –
1. Find and copy a sentence in the first paragraph that tells you the character expected to be stuck there for a long time.
Until yesterday, I thought I would never see daylight again.


2. Find and copy two words that show the character felt lonely.
abandoned and unloved.


3. What do the words ‘hideously embarrassed’ from the second paragraph mean?
It means that the character was extremely embarrassed by what was happening.


4. What was revealed at the end of the story? Choose one:
The red sock was part of a pair, that was lucky to the child.


5. Is it true of false that a child had been looking for and missing the red sock? Explain your answer.
True because the sock was part of a pair that was lucky to the child. The child also says "Mum, mum! I've found my other lucky red football sock!". The word ‘found’ indicates that they have been searching for the sock. 


6. What were three pieces of information you found out from the first paragraph?
Accept any answer that can be found within the first paragraph. For example, The sock was left in the washing machine three years ago. Answers must come from the text.


7. How do the words ‘hellhole, acidic and intoxicating’ make the reader feel about the setting in the first paragraph?
These words make the reader believe that the setting is a very unpleasant place to be. The words are not positive and therefore create a negative image of the setting.


8. Look at the second paragraph. Explain how the sock feels when it explains the pink washing was a win for socks. Can you explain your answer?
The sock feels overjoyed that the shirts had been turned pink from the washing. This is because the football sock is usually the one who is labelled ‘scruffy and disgraceful’ but now the shirts appearance is being criticised. The text says “socks -1, shirts- nil!” this shows that the sock feels like it has won something and is happy.


9. Give two reasons why the sock was happy to be back in the drawer with a sock that looked exactly the same.
1. The sock no longer felt lonely, as it had at the start of the story.
2. The sock had prepared itself to be thrown away so was happy to be in a drawer, as it meant the child wanted to keep it.
Or
The sock no longer had to live in a place that it described as a ‘hellhole’.

Home Learning Activities - Week 3

First of all, we would like to say a huge congratulations to 5L who won our last year 5 TTRS tournament! They won 8,685 to 2,992 which is amazing, well done! 5B we need to up our game, which is why we’ve set another tournament for this week. Hopefully you will all continue to practise your times tables and get even more points for your class this time! It will end on Friday evening and we will announce the winner next week!


We hope you are all well and keeping safe. We understand that this is a very strange time and again, set these activities for children to dip in and out of. There is no pressure for children to complete all the activities at once, as we realise it may seem like quite a lot.

 

P.E
Joe Wicks is continuing to create YouTube video workout to do daily which is a great form of exercise.
It could also be fun for children to take on the role of P.E. teacher! They could create their own HIIT workout (similar to one Joe Wicks does) and video it to play back or run a family P.E. lesson.
Alternatively, if you are missing your dance lessons with Mrs Biggar, Oti Mabuse (from Strictly Come Dancing) has been doing daily dance classes for children which can be found on YouTube and social media.
https://www.youtube.com/user/mosetsanagape

 

Reading
This week, we would like to challenge children to read a difficult text and to understand what they read by checking the book makes sense to him/her. They should discuss their understanding with an adult and explore the meaning of words in context. This can take place over a series of days, it is not intended that children should complete this in one day.
Follow this link to find the 500 word story for this task:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/3ft4z7HjVxLHzrm5n1JZ3Nt/the-day-the-door-opened


This is a complicated text with some difficult vocabulary in, children should study this text until they can unpick it and understand the story. If children really struggle to find the meanings and to understand the story, please ask them to work on this one instead:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/1xLfg08Sz4567kyvHTfBR4F/orion-goes-on-holiday


First, they should read the text independently and make note of any words they are unsure of. This could mean they have never heard the word before or that they just haven’t seen it used in that context before.


Once they have made note of the vocabulary they are unsure of, they should then research what the meaning of those words are. They could do this using a dictionary if one is available or using the internet. KidRex is a website we have used in school, it works like Google and is safe for children to use to support research. They should write down the meaning of each of those words.


Then, read the text again independently and see if they can use their research to support their understanding. The key to having a good understanding of a text is to read it repeatedly. We understand that children can find it difficult to focus at home so making this part fun is important. They could: read it aloud to a toy, to a sibling, they could perform it for their family or they could record themselves reading it and watch it back. The way in which they read the story can be as inventive as they choose, in order to keep them interested in the activity. They could also listen to the story being read by following the link above.


Finally, the text should be read with an adult. Any words the child identified originally, should be discussed now in depth, to ensure they understand the story. If they are still struggling, they should find synonyms for the words and see if this supports their understanding. Can they read around the text to decode the meaning?
 

Please then discuss the story and use these comprehension questions to support. This can also be done over different days; it doesn’t have to be done all at once.
1. Find and copy a sentence in the first paragraph that tells you the character expected to be stuck there for a long time.
2. Find and copy two words that show the character felt lonely.
3. What do the words ‘hideously embarrassed’ from the second paragraph mean?
4. What was revealed at the end of the story? Choose one:
The mum was cross at the red sock.
The red sock was part of a pair, that was lucky to the child.
The red sock felt sad about being in the washing machine for so long.
5. Is it true of false that a child had been looking for and missing the red sock? Explain your answer.
6. What were three pieces of information you found out from the first paragraph?
7. How do the words ‘hellhole, acidic and intoxicating’ make the reader feel about the setting in the first paragraph?
8. Look at the second paragraph. Explain how the sock feels when it explains the pink washing was a win for socks. Can you explain your answer?
9. Give two reasons why the sock was happy to be back in the drawer with a sock that looked exactly the same.

 

Literacy
Before the closure, we watched the video ‘Monkey Symphony’ which is something that year 5 seemed to really enjoy. This can be found on the link below:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CZmq-RJvoI


Some ideas for what you could do from home are-
• Tell the story from each Chimp's point of view. Perhaps this can be done in the form of a diary, with each chimp writing in a journal.
• Add in dialogue as it is missing in the film, punctuate dialogue and look at direct and indirect speech.
• Writing from the point of view of the big gorilla, perhaps he is recounting the day he first heard the chimp play the piano.

 

The children could continue with any of the activities we have posted previously, if they have enjoyed them. Also, they could complete some of these challenge cards for writing:
http://teach.files.bbci.co.uk/livelessons/500-words-2020-Twinkl/t-e-2549277-bbc-500-words-2020-uks2-busy-box-challenge-cards_ver_7.pdf

 

Maths
Just before the school closures, Year 5 were learning all about decimal numbers. This week we would like children to work on adding and subtracting decimals. The White Rose maths website has some great online tutorials and activities, which we have put a link to below, to support with this. Before starting adding or subtracting decimals, it would be useful to practise a few column addition/subtraction questions first to remind the children about exchanging.
These questions would be calculations such as 4561+8489= ? and 2657-839= ?
https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

 

Spellings
Please continue to practise spellings, using the ideas on the post below. We recommend 8 spellings a week. You could even host your own spelling bee at home. Children should be able to explain how to do this, as this is how we do our spelling tests each week in school.

 

Foundation Subjects -
In school both classes have been learning French. Our focus was colours and the children were learning how to pronounce and write words using phonics. Here are some French activities focusing on colours – You can complete the online games and could complete the worksheets by answering questions on a piece of paper (so you don’t have to print it off). Following this link to the website:
https://www.education.vic.gov.au/languagesonline/French/sect19/index.htm

 

Home Learning - Week 2 

Hello children, we hope you are all well and that you enjoyed some of the activities from last weeks post. We encourage you to use those links this week too! 

MathsHopefully you have been using TTRS already so we have decided to create a battle! 5B vs 5L!

Make sure you use TTRS daily to help your class win! The battle will end on Sunday evening and we will announce the winner on Monday.

 

Project - This week, we would like you to work on a project for our upcoming topic - Life Cycles!

Whilst off school, children could use this time to develop their understanding of animals and their growth. An activity to help with this would be to create a mini book or Power Point presentation on an animal of your choice. We would like to know about what they eat, where they live, what they are called when they are babies etc. This is an opportunity to be really creative and do lots of research! You might draw a diagram of the animal and label it or you might make an example of their habitat in your own garden, it is completely up to you. 

This link allows you to watch live webcams of some animals from San Diego Zoo. You could use this to spark your imagination:

https://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/live-cams

Also, Chester Zoo did a live feed of their animals last week that may be helpful when completing this project. Please follow this link to find the YouTube video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p53Glw5Nzro&list=PLezrh9gR8RL3kkND8Pz2zOHHZPRk-a2VC

 

 

P.E/Dance – P.E with Joe Wicks- Joe Wicks is continuing to create youtube video workouts to do daily, which is a great form of exercise.

Alternatively, if you are missing your dance lessons with Mrs Biggar, Oti Mabuse (from Stictly Come Dancing) has been doing daily dance classes for children, which can be found on youtube and social media.

https://www.youtube.com/user/mosetsanagape

 

Home Learning

A range of home learning activities suitable for each year group can be found here on Classroom Secrets - 

https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/free-home-learning-packs/

Please note, this link will only work on a PC/laptop and unfortunately is not compatible with phones or tablets.

Home Learning

Hello to our lovely year 5 children, as today is our first day where you are learning at home, we have put together a list of ideas that could keep you busy! It would be a good idea to get yourself into a routine that you can follow each day, including an activity for exercise, Literacy, Maths, Spelling and something creative. Your routine might look a little like this:

 

P.E at 9:00am every day, Joe Wicks is doing a P.E lesson that you can do at home! This would be a really fun way to start your day and get some exercise. Follow this link to find the videos each day: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

You can also use ‘Go Noodle’ to get some exercise from the comfort of your own home. Go Noodle have uploaded lots of their videos to YouTube, which you can find by following this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2YBT7HYqCbbvzu3kKZ3wnw

 

LiteracyIn school, both classes have been really working on our comprehension skills. This would be a great time to have lots of discussions around books, as well as develop comprehension skills.

You may also want to use the website ‘Once Upon a Picture’. Each day, you could choose one image to inspire lots of different learning. Once you have chosen your picture, you click on it and this will take you to a page that provides lots of different comprehension/inference questions. You could have a discussion about this or write your answers down. Follow this link to find the website: https://www.onceuponapicture.co.uk/

Another idea to support Literacy learning at home, is Pobble 365. This is a fantastic resource to develop a range of skills. Each day, a photo will be uploaded to the website. If you scroll down the page, you will find lots of activities such as sentence starters, writing activities and comprehension questions. This could be another activity for discussion or that you could write down. Follow this link to find the website:

http://www.pobble365.com/journey-to-school/

 

MathsThere are so many ideas for what your daily maths activity could be! You all have Times Table Rock Stars logins that you can use and that would be a great place to start, as times tables are a must!

You could also use BBC Super Movers, we have done these in school before and they are a great way to practise times tables, as well as get some exercise. The videos each focus on one times table and encourage you to learn the song and dance to go along with it. Follow this link to the website:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-maths-the-7-times-table-with-moonbeam/zjp8y9q

Another fantastic website to use is Top Marks. In school, we have been focusing on money and decimals. This could be a good place to start but the website offers many games and activities for different areas of maths including place value, shape and fractions. This link will take you to the area for ages 7-11:

 https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/place-value

Premier League Primary Stars have lots of great activities for many subjects but their ‘Solve, Shoot and Score’ game is a fun way to practise some maths. It is a football game that will ask randomised maths questions that you should solve. Follow this link:

https://plprimarystars.com/for-families/play-game

 

Spellings – we have put ideas on a separate post for how you might want to practise year 5/6 spelling words at home.

 

CreativeThere are lots of creative home learning activities available at the moment and following your own interests is also very important. Please see the Home page of the website for some ideas. Also, lots of the children have enjoyed creating their own PowerPoint in school and if possible, it would be a good idea for them to do this at home. Here are a few activities/ideas we have.

A lovely way to be creative is to use the Draw with Rob tutorials. He will be uploading videos twice a week, where he talks you through how to draw different things. There are already a few uploaded, which can be found by following this link:

http://www.robbiddulph.com/draw-with-rob

Blue Peter have many exciting activities you could complete whilst at home, including earning your own Blue Peter badge! Follow this link to find a range of creative activities to complete:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/shows/blue-peter

Scouts – The Great Indoors! Scouts have kindly provided plenty of fun, creative activities that you can complete at home. You can use the website to find an activity that interests you. Follow this link to the website for ideas:

https://www.scouts.org.uk/the-great-indoors/

Paper Mache is a fun and messy way to get creative whilst at home! You can use balloons to form the shape of your paper mache, depending on what you’re creating. This website has an example of how to make it but lots can be found online.

https://www.wikihow.com/Create-Papier-M%C3%A2ch%C3%A9

There is currently a 30 day Lego Challenge that children could complete if they have Lego at home. Each day, children are assigned a task to complete using their Lego. This may also be a good idea to complete with other toys and junk modelling. This link has the 30 day challenge on:

https://www.wikihow.com/Create-Papier-M%C3%A2ch%C3%A9

Baking is a fantastic way to be creative, whilst supporting children with their measurement skills and possibly scaling.

 

We suggest that you complete one exercise, Literacy, Maths, spelling and creative activity each day. However, we are aware that this may not be possible for everyone. We will continue to update the website with ideas but hopefully there is plenty here to get you started.

We hope you are all keeping safe and we hope to see you all soon!

Miss Barclay and Miss Longley.

Year 5/6 Spelling Words

Whilst children are at home, they should practise their spellings. The year 5/6 spelling words are on our website page above and on page 100 of the children's planners. Some ways children could practise these spellings are:

  • pyramid words
  • spelling the word backwards
  • dotty letters 
  • swirly writing 
  • drawing a picture for the word
  • put it in a silly sentence
  • write the word with your left hand
  • close your eyes and write the word
  • rainbow words
  • create a word search 
  • tell a story about the word
  • write the word in sand/rice 

World Book Day

To celebrate World Book Day, we have done a variety of activities including a dance workshop, a book quiz and decorated jars. We have enjoyed all the activities!

Audenshaw French Lesson

Children from Audenshaw High School were invited into school to share some of their learning with our Year 5 pupils. The boys delivered a lesson all about school uniform. The children learnt how to say items of clothing, colours and how to use a french dictionary. All the children enjoyed the experience and liked talking to the children from Audenshaw.

Bramall Hall

As part of our Tudor topic, we visited Bramall Hall in Stockport. During this day, we learnt all about the Tudor period and the family that used to own the house. We took part in a range of different activities including learning a Tudor house; making a nose gay; using the painted walls to make art work; making our own wattle and daub and learning about all the Tudor dress. We had a fantastic day and learnt a lot!

Conrad Burdekin Poetry

This half term, we had a very special visit from the poet Conrad Burdekin. During this day, we listened to him perform some of his poems and then we got the opportunity to create a poem with him. 5L chose the topic for their poem to be a break out at a zoo. 5B chose theirs to be about all the things that they have going on in their heads including silly and sensible things. At the end of the week, we got to perform all the poems to the whole school. We enjoyed this day so much we have displayed all the poems in the KS2 library.

Ancient Greeks

In history, we have been learning about the Ancient Greeks and this week we have looked at their architecture. We looked at and drew the different types of columns and finally we learnt all about the Parthenon. We learnt all about the temple then created our own models! 

Art 

In Art, with Mr Doyle we have been using clay. We have learnt how to create a variety of pots including: a slab pot, a coil pot and a pinch pot. We then made our own gargoyles and finally a tile with an Ancient Greek profile on. 

Rock star day!

To celebrate all the hard work the children have been doing to learn their times tables we had a special Rock Star Day! Everyone looked fantastic and over 100 VIP passes were given out. Keep practicing those times tables!

Ancient Greek Day

To create interest in our new topic we took part in a Ancient Greek Day. As part of the day, we learnt about the Gods, how Ancient Greece begun, solved a Greek puzzle, learnt about the armor and warfare and took part in our own mini Olympics. We has loads of fun and have learnt so much as part of our new topic!

 

Thank you for all the effort that was put into the costumes for the day as all the children looked FANTASTIC!

Remembrance Day

To celebrate remembrance day we created wreaths using egg boxes and have displayed them outside our classrooms as a sign of respect

Maths - 12.11.19

In Maths, we have started to work with fractions.

To begin with, we identified what we already know about fractions, then we represented some mixed number fractions using the different resources. 

 

Computing 

In Computing this half term, we are focusing on coding. We started this topic with an unplugged lesson in the classroom, using BeeBots to secure our coding skills. We began by ensuring we were familiar with how to create the correct algorithm in order to get the BeeBot to move from one place to another. We all worked together to do this and once we were ready, we created our own obstacle courses that we had to move the BeeBot around. 

5L's Class Assembly - Roald Dahl Poems

5L had the pleasure of having the first class assembly of the year. In the assembly, the children performed some of Roald Dahl's poems and talk about the features. We even performed some of our own poems too! Thank you to everyone who came to support us!

Science

Our science topic this term is materials, in this topic we have done a range of interesting experiments including testing the best brand of nappy and what solids dissolve in water. We have been thinking about the variables and how to make our investigations a fair test. 

Sky High

We went on a trip to Sky High to challenge ourselves, face our fears and use our growth mindsets! We had a fantastic time; we did high ropes, clip and climb, caving, leap of faith and the slide. Our teachers were very impressed by our attitudes and behaviour. 

Roald Dahl Poetry

In year 5, we have been looking at Roald Dahl poetry and had a go at creating our own. We created a character and made a short poem about them. We then explored how we can make interesting performances and gave it ago ourselves! 

Quentin Blake art

In art this term, we are looking at the illustrator Quentin Blake. We have watched a video of him drawing Willy Wonka and we followed along listening to his instructions very carefully and are proud of our work we have produced and would like to share it!

Our first week

It is our first week in year 5 and the children have written about their experiences this week.

5L

In our first week in year 5, we have enjoyed working together as a class and we have created a bee piece of art which shows how different we all are but how well we work together.

In year 5, I enjoyed making the bee art the most as it was fun to see it all come together in the end.

I have enjoyed maths this week as it is quite different as we now have practice books to work in.

I enjoyed doing the games in the hall as it was fun working as a team.