Year 5

Friday 24th April – Day 15

ENGLISH

Task 1: The poem we are going to look at this week is by a lady called Valerie Bloom. It is called ‘I asked the river’. Have you ever been to a river? How would you describe the sound of the river? What verbs can you think of? How does it make you feel?

Watch the video where Valerie Bloom reads her poem.

vimeo.com/129758261

Task 2 : Valerie Bloom is having a conversation with the river. How is she having a conversation? She is asking it questions and the river is answering back. Read the poem again with this in mind. What do you notice? Have you got any questions? Use the stems I wonder… I notice….. I think….. to share your thoughts. You can tell an adult at home what you think or you can add a voice note to showbie.

Task 3: Now you are ready to answer the questions. You can write your answers in an exercise book (add a photo to showbie) or use the annotation tools in showbie to write on the sheet.

Reading regularly is very important. Please spend a bit of time each day reading a book you have at home.

MATHS

We would like you to login to Mathletics live at 11.00am to play with your classmates if you can. This will be a great way to practise your maths fluency skills as well as interact with your friends.

Task 1: Using the answers that have been provided, look back at yesterday’s learning and check on how you did. What did you do well? What do you need to work on? Correct any mistakes.

Task 2: To get us started for our learning today. We are using ‘fluent in 5’. There are four fluency questions that use the four main operations for you to quickly get your maths brain in gear.

Task 3: For today’s maths we would like you to use Mathletics. You will find a problem solving and reasoning assignment that your teacher has set you called ‘Different shape, same perimeter.’ There we would like you to make as many different shapes as you can with the same perimeter. There are lots of variations that you can make!

Remember the perimeter is the distance around a shape.

Top tips:

  • Use trial and improvement to find your first shape with a perimeter of 16 units.
  • Are you counting the sides the whole way around the shape?

Key questions:

  • If you select all 16 boxes will the perimeter be 16 cm? How do you know?
  • Does that mean if you select 5 boxes that the perimeter will be 5 cm? What if you select 9 boxes?
  • If you rotate a shape you have made which has a perimeter of 16 cm will the perimeter remain the same?
  • Is it better to select lots of boxes close together to make a shape with a perimeter of 16 cm? Why or why not?

We would like you to complete this problem in Mathletics or if you have it at home, squared paper, pencil and a ruler.

The answers will be posted tomorrow for you to self-mark. You will be able to see how many you got right and correct and learn from any mistakes you made.

MUSIC

Task 1: Listen to ‘The Moldau from Ma Vlast’ by Bedrich Smetana. It is a classical piece of music.

youtube.com/watch?v=kdtLuyWuPDs

In this piece of classical music the composer wanted to use music to describe the course of the Moldau (also known as the Vltava), a river in the Czech Republic, from source (start of the river) to end.

While you listen to the music, think about what part of the river’s journey the music is describing. Does the speed of the music give you a clue, or the type of instruments that are used?

Task 2: Listen to the music again and draw the river’s journey. You could use the Showbie pens, pencil and paper, felt tips, water colours or any kind of paint to create your picture. See the video of Miss Robertson having a go at this to give you an idea.

Add any words you can think of that describe the river to your picture. Don’t forget to upload a photo of your work if you are working on paper.

Thursday 23rd April – Day 14

MATHS

We would like you to login to Mathletics live at 11.00am to play with your classmates if you can. This will be a great way to practise your maths fluency skills as well as interact with your friends.

Task 1: Using the answers that have been provided, look back at yesterday’s learning and check on how you did. What did you do well? What do you need to work on? Correct any mistakes.

Task 2: To get us started for our learning today. We are using ‘fluent in 5’. There are four fluency questions that use the four main operations for you to quickly get your maths brain in gear.

Task 3: This week we are looking at MEASUREMENTS. Today, we are looking at PERIMETER.

We have sent a sheet for you to do on understanding and solving quite straightforward perimeters. If you aren’t sure, look at the sheet that has been sent out to help remind you or the box that is at the top of your worksheet.

Tip: Don’t forget that a regular shape has all equal sides!

We would like you to complete these problems, either using a pencil and paper (add a photo to showbie) or using the annotation tools in Showbie. The answers will be posted tomorrow for you to self-mark. You will be able to see how many you got right and correct and learn from any mistakes you made.

ENGLISH

Task 1: Check your answers to yesterday’s grammar activities using the sheet provided. Make sure you check your punctuation. Use the Showbie tools to mark and edit in purple.

Task 2: Think back to the film clip of Up you watched this week. You may remember that Carl and Ellie have an adventure book – ‘Mon Livre D’adventure’. In this book they planned to record their adventures, whenever they visited places and had thrilling experiences.

What if you had an adventure book? Think of a place that you would visit (or have visited before) or use your imagination to make up a place. Where would you go? What would you do?

We would like you to use your imagination today to write a short diary entry in your own adventure book. You can add photos and key bits of memorable information too. You can use the questions to help you.

  1. Where are you now and how did you travel there?
  2. How does it feel to be away from home?
  3. What are some exciting things that you did today?
  4. What is something strange or unique that you saw?

Success criteria:

  • Use lots of descriptive vocabulary. It’s important to help your reader get a good picture what you are experiencing. Eg. The waterfall was vast and powerful and I was almost soaked by the spray of the water rushing over the cliff.
  • Use figurative language e.g. similes and metaphors (You revised figurative language yesterday) As I peered at the falls, I felt as insignificant as a speck of dust.

Now it’s your turn. Write a short diary entry in your adventure book! Reading regularly is very important. Please spend a bit of time each day reading a book you have at home. You can read the First News newspaper too, it’s especially for children and there are amazing stories. You should check out the science section on page 9. Is there anything that you find interesting?

SCIENCE

We are starting a new science topic all about materials this term!

Materials have different properties that make them useful for different jobs.

Task 1: Watch the video here to introduce the topic of materials: bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z4339j6/articles/zx8hhv4

Task 2: Read the lesson presentation and complete the tasks.

  • Material properties matching activity worksheet.
  • Characteristics of a material worksheet.

To complete the worksheets you can use the tools in Showbie or use a pencil and paper.

Wednesday 22nd April – Day 13

ENGLISH

Task 1 : Edit your writing from yesterday. Check for capital letters and full stops, commas, spellings etc. Use the writing tools on Showbie in purple to edit.

Task 2: Today we’d like you to focus on figurative language. You will learn about similes and metaphors and the differences between these devices and how they can be used.

  1. Revise what similes and metaphors are on the revision sheet. When you feel confident, you could be a teacher and explain what each device is and its purpose to someone in your house.
  2. Now complete the sheet. You have to sort sentences that contain similes or metaphors into groups. Follow the instructions on your sheet. You can useShowbie annotation tools to record your learning or write your answers on paper.
  3. Now use the pictures to write sentences that contain similes or metaphors. You can write on the sheet or use pen and paper. If you do, upload a picture of your learning to Showbie.

Reading regularly is very important. Please spend a bit of time each day reading a book you have at home. You can also read the First News newspaper. It is especially for children and there are amazing stories. Please read the article on page 7 called ‘Brainy Birds’ and find out why they are so clever!

MATHS

We would like you to login to Mathletics live at 11.00am to play with your classmates if you can. This will be a great way to practise your maths fluency skills as well as interact with your friends.

Task 1: Using the answers that have been provided, look back at yesterday’s learning and check on how you did. What did you do well? What do you need to work on? Correct any mistakes.

Task 2: To get us started for our learning today. We are using ‘fluent in 5’. There are four fluency questions that use the four main operations for you to quickly get your maths brain in gear.

Task 3: This week we are looking at MEASUREMENTS. Today, we are looking at PERIMETER.

We have sent a sheet for you to do on understanding and solving quite straightforward perimeters. If you aren’t sure, look at the sheet that has been sent out to help remind you or the box that is at the top of your worksheet. Don’t forget that a rectangle has 2 sets of EQUAL sides!

We would like you to complete these problems, either using a pencil and paper (add a photo to showbie) or using the annotation tools in Showbie.

The answers will be posted tomorrow for you to self-mark. You will be able to see how many you got right and correct and learn from any mistakes you made.

GEOGRAPHY

Task 1: To continue our study of rivers, start this activity by filling out the sheet ‘Task 1 labelling world rivers.’ On the sheet there is a world map with some of the world’s largest rivers highlighted. The names of the rivers are underneath and we would like you to put the labels on the correct rivers. Use google maps to help you. Just use https://www.google.co.uk/maps and put the name of the river in that you would like to find.

In addition to adding the name of the river we would like you to label what country the river is in. Google maps should tell you – below is an example of how to use it. Try zooming out to see if where the country is in the world. Then try zooming in to see the river more clearly.

Task 2: Finish your work on world rivers today by making a fact file about two of the famous rivers. To do this, do some research about 2 rivers and then upload an image of the river onto Showbie. Use the comment tool to give three facts about each one to compare. If you can’t do that, then please use pencil/felt tips and paper and then upload your finished work to Showbie for us to see.

Tuesday 21st April – Day 12

ENGLISH

Today we will continue using the visual text from Up! You can re-watch the clip but stop at 1 minute and 51 seconds (1.51).

Carl and Ellie are devastated when they lose their baby. At home Carl sees Ellie, sombrely sitting in the garden. He gives her a book with the words “Mon Livre D’adventure”, which is French for My Adventure Book.

Task 1: You are going to pretend to be Carl and you will write a short letter with two paragraphs to cheer Ellie up.

Success criteria:

  • To use a relative clause to add more information. Don’t forget, a relative clause starts with a relative pronoun eg who, which, that, when etc. There is an example in my sample letter below.
  • To use a rhetorical question. Can you spot a rhetorical question in my writing below?
  • To write with a clear purpose using emotive language.

Carl’s letter should reassure and encourage Ellie and lift her mood! Here are some ideas to help you.

In paragraph 1:

Carl could remind Ellie of happier times in their life – their wedding day – renovating their house together – the picnics they had on the hill – reading together in their living room.

Paragraph 2- Carl could explain his plans to do something exciting in their lives. E.g go on an adventure

  • Tell Ellie that he has a great idea to have special adventure book and what they should write or add to it.
  • Tell her about places he’d like to visit with her and why
  • Carl could finish with a sentence about how important Ellie is and he wants her to be happy again.

Here is an example of some of paragraph 1 and 2 to get you started.

My dearest Ellie,

I wanted to reassure you that things will get better even though we experienced such an awful loss recently. During times like these, it’s important to remember happier times in life. Do you remember our joyous wedding day? Our families (especially yours) were over the moon, which made our day so memorable. Whenever we had time, we’d have delightful picnics on the hill near our home and look for animal shapes in the clouds. Although it was a massive challenge renovating our house, you’ve always been so positive, which made life so much easier to bear.

I have a wonderful idea that I’m certain you would like! We should go on an adventure, in fact many adventures together. Searching through our things, I found a wonderful scrap book that we can add pictures and write in. We could call it, “Mon Livre D’Adventure”, which is French for My adventure book. Do you think this is a magnificent idea?

Now it’s our turn! What will you write to Ellie? You can type your letter using the annotation tools on showbie or use paper to write. If you write on paper, it will help you to pracitse your handwriting. You can then add a photo of your learning to showbie.

Reading regularly is very important. Please spend a bit of time each day reading a book you have at home. You can read the First News newspaper too, it’s especially for children and there are amazing stories. Please read the article on the front cover called ‘Local Heroes’ and find out why one teacher was hailed as a hero.

MATHS

We would like you to login to Mathletics live at 11.00am to play with your classmates if you can. This will be a great way to practise your maths fluency skills as well as interact with your friends.

Task 1: Using the answers that have been provided, look back at yesterday’s learning and check on how you did. What did you do well? What do you need to work on? Correct any mistakes.

Task 2: To get us started for our learning today. We are using ‘fluent in 5’. There are four fluency questions that use the four main operations for you to quickly get your maths brain in gear.

Task 3: This week we are looking at MEASUREMENTS.

We have sent a sheet for you to do on understanding different measurements and converting between millimetres – centimetres – metres (mm – cm – m) focusing on decimals.

We have provided the sheet from yesterday to help remind you of your conversions. If you get stuck, look at that sheet, but also look at the box at the top of your learning as there is some key information on there too to help you.

We would like you to complete these problems, either using a pencil and paper (add a photo to showbie) or using the annotation tools in Showbie.

The answers will be posted tomorrow for you to self-mark. You will be able to see how many you got right and correct and learn from any mistakes you made.

CREATIVE CURRICULUM

PSHCE focus:

Task 1: We are thinking about the importance of a good night’s sleep in PSHE today.

Look through the Sleep slideshow. The first thing it will ask you to do is draw a picture. You can use the sheet provided in Showbie or a paper and pens/pencils to draw your picture.

Task 2: Later it asks you to do some research and answer questions. Use the research and answer sheet document to help you do this! You will find the answers there AND have room to write them down on the PDF.

Monday 20th April – Day 11

ENGLISH

This week we will be using a ‘visual text’ as the basis for our learning in English. A visual text uses a combination of visual features (e.g. camera shots, still pictures and graphics) to get a message across to the audience. Although some visual texts include dialogue, the text we will be studying does not.

Since there are no words or dialogue, we need to be good detectives and use our inference skills to work out what is happening and how the characters are feeling?

Task 1 – Watch the video clip from the film UP!

Watch the clip again and think about the answers to the questions below. You can add a screenshot with a voice note of different scenes to Showbie.

  • What are three happy moments in the first minute of the film? What colours are used during these scenes? E.g 0:27(27 seconds) , 0:37 (37 seconds)
  • Why does the mood change when Carl and Ellie are at the doctor’s? Do the colours suit the mood of this scene? What do the shadows guide the viewer’s eye to?
  • Why is Ellie sitting all alone in the garden? How could you describe her feelings in this scene? How does Carl cheer her up?
  • How do we know Carl and Ellie love spending time together?
  • When Ellie is in the hospital, how is a sad mood created in this scene?
  • What words can you use to describe the different scenes? Jubilant, sombre

Task 2: As there isn’t any dialogue, we would like to create some dialogue for three scenes in the story. Write your ideas in the speech or thought bubbles on the sheet provided. Please use the annotation tools on showbie.

Reading regularly is very important. Please spend a bit of time each day reading a book you have at home.

MATHS

We would like you to login to Mathletics live at 11:00am to play with your classmates if you can. This will be a great way to practise your maths fluency skills as well as interact with your friends.

Task 1: Using the answers that have been provided, look back at your last maths learning and check on how you did.This was the ‘ALL BOXED UP’ investigation. What did you do well? What do you need to work on? Correct any mistakes.

Task 2: To get us started for our learning today. We are using ‘fluent in 5’. There are four fluency questions that use the four main operations for you to quickly get your maths brain in gear.

Task 3: This week we are starting to look at MEASUREMENTS.

We have sent a sheet for you to do on understanding different measurements and converting between millimetres – centimetres – metres (mm – cm – m). We have provided a little sheet to help remind you of your conversions. If you get stuck, look at that sheet, but also look at the box at the top of your learning as there is some key information on there too to help you.

We would like you to complete these problems, either using a pencil and paper (add a photo to Showbie) or using the annotation tools in Showbie.

The answers will be posted tomorrow for you to self-mark. You will be able to see how many you got right and correct and learn from any mistakes you made.

CREATIVE CURRICULUM

Geography focus:

Task 1: To begin our learning on rivers, we are going to revisit the water cycle! You learnt all about the water cycle in Year 4 and it’s important to remember it when we think about rivers.

Watch this animation of the water cycle.

Using the Animation Activity sheet can you identify evaporation, condensation and precipitation according to the instructions on the sheet. There are actions to do as you watch the video!

Task 2: Create your own water cycle! Use the instructions sheet and watch the video to help create your own water cycle.

Instruction video:

If you can, video yourself doing the experiment and upload it to Showbie, or take a series of photos of the different stages.

If you don’t have all the equipment to make your own water cycle, don’t worry! Using the video and the water cycle activity sheet make your own drawing of the water cycle. You can colour in and label the sheet on Showbie or draw one for yourself using pen and paper.

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