Tuesday 26th Jan 2021

Grammar

Please read through the powerpoint about Modal Verbs here very carefully. Then ‘complete the sentences with modal verbs’ task sheet here. Remember, only do one sheet and 3 stars is the most challenging. 

English

It is time to BEGIN our narrative writing based upon our maps. Please do not try to finish it today; you have tomorrow’s lesson to do so.  

You will need: your map and your planning sheet. 

Your success criteria marking ladder is included here. Please try really hard to include the features from this list.

Remember, you can re-read my example text to help you get started, as well as using any other work from last week which might help you.  

Aim to be writing for around 20-30 minutes, please.  

Spelling Practice

Complete the wordsearch today here.  If you don’t have a printer, don’t worry, just put it up on the screen and look for the words!  Write each one down on a piece of paper when you find them.

Maths Fluency

Complete as many questions as you can in approximately 10 minutes and then mark your answers when you are ready.

Maths

Watch the two input videos below before you start.  Then have a go at today’s sheet here.  The answers are here for when you need them.

Times Tables Activity

Using a deck of cards, turn two cards over at a time and multiply the two digits together. 

For picture cards J = 11; Q = 12; K = 13 

When you can do this at speed with very few mistakes, turn over three cards at a time. 

E.g. 2 x 3 x 6 = 36 

Keep practising for 15 minutes. 

Music

Last week we carried on looking at rhythm and pulse! Today we are going to continue looking at that and we are going to change the pulse we use to keep the beat!

We ended last week by making an 8 beat pattern, with two phrases, based on something you like! As a reminder, here is the example I made up:

 

1                2                 3                4                    5              6                 7                   8

I            Like  to          Play         Foot-ball           It             Is                 Rea-lly         Fun

 

Spend 5 minutes practicing this again. If you can remember the phrases you made up, then repeat those, however if you can’t remember what you did, then use my example above! Remember to clap the pulse at a steady pace, not rushing or slowing down!

Great! Now we are going to change what we do with our pulse! At the moment you are just clapping at a steady pace. However, now, we are going to do two things! First of all you are going to stamp one foot, then the other foot. This will cover beats 1&2. For beats 3&4 you will do your usual claps. So the pulse will look like this:

 

1                   2                       3                      4

Stamp        Stamp               Clap                 Clap

Practice doing this a few times. When you feel comfortable doing it, repeat it so it goes to 8 beats! That will look like this:

1                   2                       3                      4                   5                6                  7                   8

Stamp        Stamp               Clap                 Clap              Stamp        Stamp         Clap              Clap

 

Now practice this pulse a few times. Keep going until you feel confident. Remember it needs to be at the same speed all the way through, no gaps or pauses, and trying not to speed up or slow down!

Good! Now we are going to put words to our pulse again! However, not something you like this time. Instead I want you to try and fit the words to name your favourite place! This can be tricky, so try not to make it a really long word otherwise it will not fit the beat! You can see my example for this here (remember the – separates the syllables in a word OR also separates two words in under one beat):

 

1                2                     3                4                    5              6                 7                   8

My            Favour-ite       Place-is      Spain              It             seems-to   nev-er           rain

This can be very tricky so don’t worry if it takes you a few times to practice! Remember you are stamping your foot on beats 1&2 (5&6) and clapping beats 3&4 (7&8). If you need to practice the example first then do, then once you feel ok with that, move on to try and make your own up explaining your favourite place! It does not need to rhyme, but it sounds pretty great if you can!  Let your teachers know on Dojo what you came up with!

Monday 25th Jan 2021

Spelling

Please work through the presentation here and then complete the look, cover, say, write, check sheet here.

Reading

Read your book for 30 minutes today – you can read to yourself or out loud to someone at home.

English

Today we are going to plan our writing based on our maps from last week. Please complete the planning sheet here (you can draw out your own table on paper if you don’t have a printer don’t worry) to help you start thinking about your character, as well as writing some good sentences to be included next week.  

I have included a completed EXAMPLE sheet, based on my map. 

*Don’t worry if you don’t know / can’t recall what an expanded noun phrase is, or know what a modal verb is; we will look at them both in grammar this week, and you can complete the appropriate boxes then. 

Maths Fluency

Complete as many questions as you can in approx 10 minutes and then check your answers once you are ready.

Maths

First, watch the two video inputs below and then have a go at your questions for today here (everyone should try the Do it and Secure it and have a go at the Deepen it if you feel ready) and then check your answers here when you are ready.

Times Tables Practice

Using a deck of cards, turn two cards over at a time and multiply the two digits together. 

For picture cards J = 11; Q = 12; K = 13 

When you can do this at speed with very few mistakes, turn over three cards at a time. 

E.g. 2 x 3 x 6 = 36 

Keep practising for 15 minutes. 

RE

WALT: understand how Jesus’ teachings in the Bible are used as a basis for the work of Christian charities. 

Last week we looked at The Beatitudes. Today, we are going to look at how these teachings are used by a charity called Christian Aid.  

I have copied some information for you from the Christian Aid website here. 

Read through it.  Then, re-read the Beatitudes from last week here. Can you make links between what Jesus told His people in the Bible story and how the Christian Aid charity operates today?  

(Your work from last week might help you with this.) 

 

The Beatitude:  Possible link to the work carried out by Christian Aid: 
Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.    

 

 

Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.    

 

 

Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.    

 

 

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.    

 

 

Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.    

 

 

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.    

 

 

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.    

 

 

Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.    

 

 

Friday 22nd Jan 2021

Reading

Read your book for 30 minutes today – you can read to yourself or out loud to someone at home.

English

Watch the video and complete lesson 3 here https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-analyse-characters-cmu3gd

It is important that you have listened to the first two lessons in this series of lessons.  You should have listened already to lesson one, found here https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-engage-with-the-text-6mu32d

And lesson two, found here https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-answer-questions-on-the-text-part-1-ccrp2d  last week.

If you have missed either of these, listen to these before listening to lesson 3. You don’t have to listen to all of them today if you can’t fit them all in, just make sure you do them in order or it won’t make sense!

Spelling Practice

Secret agent words 

Number the alphabet from 1-26.  Example: a=1 b=2 c=3 d=4 etc. Then convert your words to a number code. 

You must write the actual spelling word next to the ‘number code word’. 

Maths

Complete the ‘independent questions’ here if you can. This activity is purely a revision of work we have covered in the autumn term, although there may be some questions that you need me to go through the method for – just ask me on Dojo.  Please leave any questions you are unsure of blank and ask me after you have finished.  If we were in class doing this session, we would talk through any you are unsure of and I don’t expect you to necessarily remember how to complete all of them.  

You have a time limit of 30 minutes for the 40 questions.  For questions that are worth one mark, you only need to write the answer and for questions worth two marks you need to show your working.  If you finish before the 30 minutes is up, go back and check each answer. 

Mark your work. 

If there are any that you have answered incorrectly, at the end, have a go at practising them and see if you can work out where you went wrong.

Times Tables Practice

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables  

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/11-14-years/number 

Choose a game from one of the sites to play for 15 minutes 

 If you can’t get on them for any reason, practise using the card game from yesterday. 

Forest School

Bird feeders

There is very little food available for birds over the winter.  It’s great to help them out and providing food will attract more birds to your garden (remember we’ll be doing the RSPB bird watch next week).

The videos shown below give you instructions on how you can make your own bird cakes and bird feeders.  Have a go at one or both of these and put them in the garden if you have one where they can be seen from a window.

Have fun!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpAPaUsYg18

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SLHG_pUYX4

https://www.wildlifewatch.org.uk/make-bird-feeder

If you don’t have a garden to put on in or you are not able to make one for another reason, draw a design for your own ultimate bird feeder!  What would you make it out of?! What shape would it be?! Maybe the shape of a castle or a boat?!  How would the birds access the food?!  Maybe you could include a bird bath too!  Be as inventive as you like!

Thursday 21st Jan 2021

Handwriting

Please practise your spellings further, whilst also rehearsing the joins in your handwriting.  

Try to fit 2 or 3 examples of each word on each line. Choose the one you need from the left or right-handed sheets if you have a printer.  There is also a pre-cursive handwriting sheet for those of you who are not yet joining – if you are not sure which one to use, just ask me on Dojo!

Cursive Handwriting Practice LEFT

Cursive Handwriting Practice RIGHT

Precursive Handwriting Practice Sheet LEFT

English

Please read the example text that I have written here based on my map (in the photo provided on Tuesday). 

I’d like you to create a key showing the features listed below in my text. (We do this in class with texts, but in case you have forgotten, a key means to give each feature a colour and then find examples of that feature in the text)

 If you have enough colours and a printer, you can print out my text and underline your examples.  If you don’t have a printer, you can open the Word document here if you have a laptop and highlight in different colours on this version on your computer.  If you are looking at the text on a phone or tablet, you could create a list on a piece of paper of the different examples you find in the text. 

These are the features you are looking for:  

  • Places from my map included in the text; 
  • Relative clauses (starting who, whom, where or when); 
  • Simile; 
  • Metaphor; 
  • Expanded noun phrase (where a noun is preceded by adjectives e.g. the twinkling sliver stars); 
  • Prepositional / geographical words or phrases e.g. East of the…..; 
  • Powerful vocabulary that builds an image for the reader e.g. banished, bleak etc; 
  • Brackets or dashes for parenthesis; 
  • Information about the main character; 
Spelling Practice

Write out your spellings in rainbow writing today (alternating colours for each letter or word if you can). 

Maths Fluency

Complete as many fluency questions as you can in 10 minutes and then check your answers when you are ready.

Next, watch the input video below and then have a go at today’s activities here when you are ready.  Remember, everyone should have a go at the Do it and Secure it, but not everyone will feel ready to do the Deepen it and that is fine.  Here are the answers for when you need them.

Times Tables Practice

Using a deck of cards, turn two cards over at a time and multiply the two digits together. 

For picture cards J = 11; Q = 12; K = 13 

When you can do this at speed with very few mistakes, turn over three cards at a time. 

E.g. 2 x 3 x 6 = 36 

Keep practising for 15 minutes. 

Wednesday 20th Jan 2021

Grammar Session

Following on from yesterday, please complete the sheet on relative clauses here.  

You may choose which sheet to do – 3 star is the most challenging! 

English

WALT: use prepositional phrases to describe features on our maps.  

 

Firstly, if you didn’t get to finish your map yesterday, please do so today.  

Then, get to know your map 

See how many different prepositional phrases you can use to describe the places you have used on your map.  

You are also going to explain where the name derives from and/or what might happen to a character if they go there. 

 I have included some phrases to start you off: 

 

To the East/West/North/South of………., you will find…………. Here, a person might……. 

In the distance, you’ll see…………………………. Any character finding themselves there will be….. 

Out at sea, ………………………………………. This………. gets its name from…………… 

Beyond the desert, if any character can reach it, rests the……….. Once there, a character would…… 

Situated at the most southerly/northerly/westerly/easterly point of the land is the………. From here a person would be able to………. 

Between The Rock and The Hard Place you’ll find….  Its name comes from…. 

 

Remember, these are just suggestions. The idea is to get to know your map well as we are going to be using this as a setting for a story.  

Spelling Practice

Practise your spellings by writing them into a short story of less than 100 words. It has to make sense! Have fun playing around with the words!

Maths Fluency

Complete as many fluency questions as you can in 10 minutes and then check your answers when you are ready.

Next, watch the input video below and then have a go at today’s activities here when you are ready.  Remember, everyone should have a go at the Do it and Secure it, but not everyone will feel ready to do the Deepen it and that is fine.  Here are the answers for when you need them.

Times Tables Activity

Using a deck of cards, turn two cards over at a time and multiply the two digits together. 

For picture cards J = 11; Q = 12; K = 13 

When you can do this at speed with very few mistakes, turn over three cards at a time. 

E.g. 2 x 3 x 6 = 36 

Keep practising for 15 minutes. 

RE

WALT: know the Christian term ‘beatitude’ and explain what you think Jesus’ sermon in the Bible meant. 

Please read through the powerpoint here to learn about the beatitudes. 

All eight beatitudes and an explanation for each can be found on the last page of the presentation. Read this and try to put the explanation into your own words. 

You are going to represent your explanations about each beatitude 

This could be done as a table: 

Beatitude  What I think it means 
e.g. Blessed are the weak, for they will inherit the land. 

 

 

People who are patient and calm will be rewarded. 

 

Or you could do it as a series of pictures, each labelled with the relevant beatitude.  

 I will leave it up to you as to how you interpret the beatitudes and present your ideas! 

Tuesday 19th Jan 2021

Grammar Session

WALT: develop knowledge of relative clauses. 

Please watch, and work along with, the video from the Oak National Academy found here: https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/t1-sentence-level-objectives-3f16 

English

WALT: create a map of a fictional land.  

Today, we are going to draw our own maps, similar to the ones we investigated yesterday.  

These should have a mixture of geographical features (e.g. forest, mountains etc) and include names that give a clue to what might happen to the characters if they venture there. 

For example: Mountains of Doom – this does not sound like a happy, safe place for a character to venture. Perhaps something bad will happen if they go there. Whereathe Spring of Hope sounds like a much more positive place. Perhaps this water source saves lives and reaching there could mean a change of fortune (from bad to good) for a character.  

Please take your time with these. I have included a picture of my own map and you can of course look back at the maps from yesterday to get ideas. Lots of the maps in books show the land surrounded by sea on at least one side.  

Make sure you have included a compass on your map.  

Have fun! 

Spelling Practice

Please complete the wordsearch here to practice your spellings today – if you can’t print it off, don’t worry, just look at it on screen and write down on a piece of paper the words that you spot!

Maths Fluency

Complete as many fluency questions as you can in 10 minutes and then check your answers when you are ready.

Next, watch the input video below and then have a go at today’s activities here when you are ready.  Remember, everyone should have a go at the Do it and Secure it, but not everyone will feel ready to do the Deepen it and that is fine.  Here are the answers for when you need them.

Times Tables Activity

Using a deck of cards, turn two cards over at a time and multiply the two digits together. 

For picture cards J = 11; Q = 12; K = 13 

When you can do this at speed with very few mistakes, turn over three cards at a time. 

E.g. 2 x 3 x 6 = 36 

Keep practising for 15 minutes. 

Music with Mr Perrins

Last week we started looking at rhythm and pulse! Today we are going to continue looking at these and developing what we can do with both of them.

First of all, before we get into composing (making up) our own rhythms, if you need to recap what ‘Rhythm’ and ‘Pulse’ are, then you can revisit the video on BBC Bitesize here.  It is only a few minutes long and is well worth watching to remind us about the basics of each.

Ok! So now we have reminded ourselves what they are, we can start composing our rhythms! Last week we ended by making up a pattern to 4 beats, which sometimes had two words / syllables to a beat. There is an example below:

1                   2                       3                           4

I                   like to                Play                       Foot-ball

Just practice this phrase. Make sure you clap the pulse at a steady speed, trying not to speed up or slow down. Then speak the words in time on the correct beats. This may take more than one go, but practice is always key in music!

Good! Now what we are going to do, is double the length of the pulse! So it will go from 4 beats long to 8 beats long! The speed does not change, it is still the same, and you do not need to speed up just because the pulse has got longer. I am going to put some other words to fit the rest of the pulse for you to practice (The – is to separate the syllables of one word, it does not mean there are two words!):

 

1                2                 3                4                    5              6                 7                   8

I            Like  to          Play         Foot-ball           It             Is                 Rea-lly         Fun

 

Practice clapping the 8 beat pulse and speaking the phrases underneath to go with it! Once you feel comfortable doing that, then I want you to make your own 8 beat phrase up! It could be on the same subject as my example, so something you enjoy doing.  However, do not just copy my example, try and make it different so it is your own example with your own words! Once again, make sure you keep clapping the pulse at a consistent speed and can say the phrases in time!  If you are confident, see if you can do a couple of different ones on different subjects of your choice.

BONUS activity answer! – Last week I asked you if you could find an object in your house which is always making a continuous noise – i.e a pulse! The answer I was after is a ticking clock! So well done if you found that! Also well done if you managed to find any other objects!  If you did find something different, let your teacher know on Class Dojo and they will pass the message on to me – I would love to hear your ideas!

Monday 18th Jan 2021

Spelling Lesson

Please read through the powerpoint here. Then complete the look, cover, say, write, check sheet here.

Reading

Don’t forget to read your book for at least 15 minutes each day.

English

Today, we are going to look at some maps from children’s literature. This links (loosely) with your We are Geographers learning this term.  

I have included a small selection of maps that come from popular children’s books here.

1) Have a look at each map. Can you work out which book it has come from? Have you read that book? 

2) Can you recall reading any other books which have contained maps? Perhaps they were similar to the ones in the presentation. 

 

Look closely at the maps. Many have similar features: mountains, forests, coves etc 

Make a table with 2 columns: 

In column 1: Make a list of place names from the maps that sound like nice, safe, positive places to be. 

In column 2: Make a list of the less-appealing, more negative and perhaps more sinister / scary sounding. 

 

If you have time, write a brief explanation about: 

  • why you think an author includes a map in their book 
  • how the map helps the reader 

 

Spelling Practise

Use your spelling words from this morning’s presentation in the spelling practice each day this week.

Rainbow writing 

First write each word in pencil. 

Now underline the syllables:   

Write the word using two alternate colours for the syllables. 

Example:   mischievous          mis   chiev  ous

Maths Fluency

First complete as many fluency questions as you can in 10 minutes and then mark them using the answers below.

Maths

Next, watch the input videos below and then have a go at today’s activities here when you are ready.  Remember, everyone should have a go at the Do it and Secure it, but not everyone will feel ready to do the Deepen it and that is fine.  Here are the answers for when you need them.

Times Tables Activity

Using a deck of cards, turn two cards over at a time and multiply the two digits together. 

For picture cards J = 11; Q = 12; K = 13 

When you can do this at speed with very few mistakes, turn over three cards at a time. 

E.g. 2 x 3 x 6 = 36 

Keep practising for 15 minutes. 

We are Geographers!

Read through the lesson presentation here.

Once you have read through the presentation, use each of the website links below to find out up to 5 facts about each industry.  Do not copy sentences and text from the websites, just make notes of key words and phrases.  Find facts that satisfy: who, what, where, when, why…? 

What is it?  

Who is involved? 

Where does it happen? 

When did it start?  How has it changed? 

Why do people need it? 

The manufacture of cars at: 

https://news.jardinemotors.co.uk/lifestyle/the-history-of-car-technology 

 The manufacture of aeroplanes at: 

https://www.theschoolrun.com/homework-help/history-of-flight 

 Producing energy at: 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zp22pv4/articles/ztxwqty 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zshp34j/articles/zntxgwx 

 The tourism industry 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/zqk7hyc/revision/1 

Friday 15th Jan 2021

Reading

Start your learning today by reading your book to yourself for 30 minutes.

English

Today, please complete this online reading comprehension lesson for your English:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-answer-questions-on-the-text-part-1-ccrp2d

Spelling Practice

Rhyming words 

Write each of your spelling words for this week.  Next to each word, write a rhyming word.  If necessary, your rhyming word can be a nonsense word (as long as it follows the same spelling pattern) 

Example:  solution pollution 

Maths

Complete the ‘independent questions’ in the document here.   

You have a time limit of 30 minutes for the 40 questions.  For questions that are worth one mark, you only need to write the answer and for questions worth two marks you need to show your working.  If you finish before the 30 minutes is up, go back and check each answer. 

Mark your work. 

If there are any that you have answered incorrectly, check the answers at the end and see if you can work out where you went wrong – if not, ask me about it on Class Dojo – don’t worry you don’t need to know it all!  It is just a way of practising different skills that we have learnt each week.

Times Tables Practise

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables 

 https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/11-14-years/number 

Choose a game from one of the sites to play for 15 minutes or play the card game from earlier in the week.

Forest School

This is the same as Maple class so if you have siblings, you can do it together each week!

Forces – air resistance

If you wave a paper fan in front of your face, you can feel the air moving against your skin. Sail boats use sails to catch the wind to drive them across the water.   These examples show you that there is something in air, which can provide a force to either push you along or hold you back.

Activities:

If you are able to go out for a walk or in your garden, try collecting some feathers (the fluffy small ones are best), sycamore seed helicopters and a few stones. With your parents help find somewhere safe and high you can drop these items from to see how fast they fall to the ground – don’t do this on your own.   If you are on your own, just stand up straight and drop them to the ground from head height.

If you can’t go outside, try and find some things from around the house that you think will be similar weights to the items I suggested above.

Which falls slowest and which the fastest?  Why do you think this happens?  What slows down the fall of some of these items?

Parachutes are designed to slow the fall of someone dropping out of an aircraft by using a surface to push against the moving air. Think about how you could make a small parachute for a toy (for example a small Lego person).  What materials would be best?  What shape and size would be best?  Design an experiment to test your ideas – what you test is up to you.  For example, you might think the thickness of paper might make a difference.  You could then make parachutes out of kitchen roll, newspaper and perhaps cardboard to test this.  Make sure this is a fair test by only changing one thing.  In my example the difference is the thickness of the paper, so the size of the paper and the toy would have to be the same, as would how I tied the string from the corners of the paper to the toy.  The high place you drop them from should also be the same and how you time how many seconds it takes to reach the ground.

What did you test?  What were the results?  Was this different to what you expected? Why do you think you got this result?

An idea for how to make your parachutes – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RA9x4wlnW8

Thursday 14th Jan 2021

Handwriting

Today you are going to practise your spellings and handwriting all at once!  I have attached a left and right handed handwriting sheet for you to complete if you have a printer, if not, don’t worry at all, just look at the words on screen and write out the words on any paper you have.  Stop after 15 minutes no matter how many you have done.

Cursive Handwriting RIGHT handed

Cursive Handwriting Left

Precursive Left – if you are not yet doing cursive handwriting in school, have a go with this style of handwriting instead.

Reading

Read your book for 15 minutes either to yourself or out loud to someone in your family.

English

Today, we are going to look at the character of Tim the ostler, as mentioned in the fifth stanza of the Highwayman poem.

  • Read that stanza through. What do we know about him?  
  • Remind yourselves of what the tricky vocabulary means by checking the definitions on the back page: what is an ostler? And what did the poet mean by ‘peaked’? 
  • It’s likely that he lived in the stable. Is there evidence to suggest he is unclean? 
  • Why were his eyes described as ‘hollows of madness’? 
  • Who does he love? 

 

We are going to write a diary extract based on stanza 5.  

I have included an example text here which also includes a marking ladder so you can check that you have included everything.  

(In real life, the ostler, ‘dumb as a dog’, wouldn’t have been able to write, but we are going to pretend that he can!) 

I think we can assume that it was Tim who alerted King George’s men to the location of the inn, in order to catch the wanted Highwayman. (Our romantic ‘hero’ was a criminal, after all!) 

Why would he do this?  

What did he hope to achieve? 

Perhaps he hoped that by getting the Highwayman out of the way (and presumably dead), Bess would fall in love with him instead…….. 

 Write a diary extract using all that you have thought about and from Tim’s perspective.  

Remember to include the features from the marking ladder if you can!  You might not include them all, it is a guide to help you improve your writing and work at a year 5 level.

Spelling Practice

Scrambled words 

Fold a piece of paper three times lengthwise (making three long rectangular columns).  Write your words in the first column. Then write them again with the letters all mixed up (scrambled) in the second column.  Now, fold over the first column so you can’t see it and write the unscrambled words in the third column.   Stop at the end of 15 minutes no matter how many you have done.

Maths

First, have a go at your fluency questions for today.  Do as many as you can in the time and then check the answers once you are done.

Next, watch the video inputs below and then have a go at your activity for today here. When you are ready, check the answers here.

Times Tables Practice
PE

This afternoon we are going to do PE!  It is the same as the Maple and Elm PE, so if you have siblings, you can do it together.  (There is just a slightly different yoga session for the children in Elm).

There are 3 parts to each session:

1st part Karate – do one lesson for 10 minutes 

2nd part Dance  5 minute session (you could do it more than once if you like) 

3rd part yoga –  5 minutes session 

 

Session 1 

Karate:  https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1SVyH8mQwDvuaFB4fKjpxYR2g1oU89wXU 

Dance: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000jsf1 – Oti’s Boogie Beebies – Zoom to the Moon  

Yoga  KS2: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL77qxbaWTaf_9ehgYVAMksa_t_E4QKUQF&safe=trueIntroduction session – We Can Move 

Have a go at as much or as little as you like!

Wednesday 13th Jan 2021

Grammar Activity

Look at the definition of onomatopoeia on the figurative language poster here. 

Think of some words that are onomatopoeic   e.g. pop, zip, bam, bang, boom, hiss and draw pictures of them.  

(You could spend time drawing a picture for just one of these words; or, if you have the time, you could do more!) 

English

WALT: identify figurative language in a narrative poem and make suggestions as to their meaning.  

Read through the poem again here and identify as many similesmetaphors and onomatopoeic words you can find. Copy out a table like the one below and fill in your answers. Try to explain what this imagery means/suggests. Does it help you to understand the poem better? 

Remember: A simile is a comparison that contains the words ‘like’ or ‘as’ in it. For example, ‘dumb as a dog.’ 

metaphor is a comparison that states one thing is another. For example, ‘The moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas.’ 

Onomatopoeia is a word that sounds like its meaning. For example, ‘clattered and crashed. 

 Now, copy out the table on p2 and complete with as many examples as you can in 30 minutes.  

 

Quote from the poem  Technique being used  What does this suggest/mean? 
The wind was a torrent of darkness upon the gusty trees 

 

Metaphor  This means that the wind was violent and gloomy against the trees. This suggests that it was dark and extremely windy. This creates a sinister atmosphere.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

Spelling Practice

Practise your spellings today by writing all the words in bubble writing!

Maths

First, have a go at your fluency questions for today.  Do as many as you can in the time and then check the answers once you are done.

Next, watch the video inputs below and then have a go at your activity for today here.  When you are ready, check the answers here.

Times Tables Practice

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables 

 https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/11-14-years/number 

Choose a game from one of the sites to play for 15 minutes 

 If you can’t get on them, practise using the card game from yesterday. 

We are Geographers!

For today’s lesson, have a look through the presentation here.

Use the worksheet here to answer questions and investigate.

Tuesday 12th Jan 2021

Grammar

Read the definition of simile and metaphor on the figurative language poster here.  

Identify the sentences which contain similes or metaphors on the Simile or Metaphor? sheet here. 

English

Task 1 

Read through The Highwayman poem to find some examples of: 

  • physical description of the Highwayman e.g. what he looks like, what he is wearing etc; 
  • physical description of Bess e.g. what she looks like, what she is wearing etc; 
  • clues about the Highwayman’s personality e.g. from what he says and how he acts; 
  • clues about Bess’ personality e.g. from what she says and how she acts. 

 

Task 2 

Write notes about each character with the evidence that you found in Task 1, ensuring that you include examples of both physical description and descriptions of each character.  There is a picture of Bess and The Highwayman if you want to print them out to add to your work if you are able here.  

Spelling Practice

Today, have a go at using your spellings in sentences so that you can demonstrate you understand how to use each word.  Here is the list: Spellings Year 5

Maths

First, have a go at your fluency questions for today.  Do as many as you can in the time and then check the answers once you are done.

Next, watch my two video inputs below.  Then, when you are ready, have a go at the questions for today here and check your answers here when you are ready.

Times Tables Practice

Using a deck of cards, turn two cards over at a time and multiply the two digits together. 

For picture cards J = 11; Q = 12; K = 13 

When you can do this at speed with very few mistakes, turn over three cards at a time. 

E.g. 2 x 3 x 6 = 36 

Keep practising for 15 minutes. 

Music

This afternoon, Mr Perrins has planned a music activity for you to have a go at completing at home.

Hello all – I know that music can be a hard subject to learn at home, so I have planned some fun activities for you to have a go at this afternoon.

First of all, he would like you to watch this video on BBC Bitesize -https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zcbkcj6/articles/z2mqw6f to find out about pulse and rhythm.  Watch it as many times as you need to feel confident.

Now that we know what Rhythm (notes with different lengths) and pulse (Steady beat – notes are all the same length) are, we can try to make our own! To do this, we need to have our magic number which is four! Our PULSE will be FOUR beats long – 1 2 3 4. Try counting out to four at a steady pace, not rushing too fast.

Good! Now we’re going to put a phrase to that Pulse! To start with it will be nice a simple:

 

1            2           3        4                          1            2           3          4

I           Like       My       Dog                          OR             I           Like          Dis – ney

To do this – clap the pulse of four beats, and then speak or sing your phrase.  You should start the clap and phrase together, and they should finish together too! In total you should clap four times, and speak / sing your phrase. Try to come up with at least 3 phrases!

Ok! Now you have put a simple rhythm to your pulse it’s time to try and put some more complicated rhythms in! So far we have put one word or syllable per beat in our pulse! Now it’s time to try and put TWO words or syllables to at least ONE beat.

 

For Example:     1                2                 3                4

I            Like – to          Play         Foot-ball

We have got the same pulse of four beats at the same constant speed! However, now we have more words / syllables to fit in time with that pulse. The trick here is to get used to clapping the pulse first at a steady speed, then slowly put the rhythm in. So once you are used to clapping the pulse, repeat and add your first beat of the rhythm, then repeat and add the next beat of the rhythm, then again and add the third beat of the rhythm, and finally the fourth. Do not worry if you can’t do it the first time, this is very difficult! The best thing you can do is to take your time, not to rush it, and keep practicing! You will get it!

BONUS activity! – Can you find an object in your house which has a consistent pulse? Remember a pulse is a steady beat – always at the same speed!

Monday 11th Jan 2021

Spelling Task

For your spellings today, complete the wordsearch here for your list of spellings this week.  If you don’t have a printer, just look at it online and write down each word as you spot them!

English

WALT: answer questions about a narrative poem to aid our understanding of it. 

Re-read The Highwayman poem to refresh your memory – The Highwayman poem.  

Answer the comprehension questions, which can be found here, in full sentences – you don’t need to copy out the questions – just write out your answers.  

Once you have finished – or your 30 minutes has elapsed – you can check your work against the answer sheet here.  

Spelling Practice – 15 minutes

For today’s spelling practice you are going to do ‘rainbow spellings’ (instructions below) using your list of spellings from the wordsearch above.

Maths

First complete your fluency below:

Fluency answers below…no peeking!

Next, watch the video inputs below and then have a go at the questions here and check the answers once you need them here.

Don’t forget, everyone should complete the Do it and Secure it but not everyone will get to the Deepen it, just have a go at it if you feel you are ready.

Times Tables Activity – 15 minutes

Using a deck of cards, turn two cards over at a time and multiply the two digits together. 

For picture cards J = 11; Q = 12; K = 13 

When you can do this at speed with very few mistakes, turn over three cards at a time. 

E.g. 2 x 3 x 6 = 36 

If you don’t have a pack of cards, you could make your own by writing the numbers 1 – 13 on small pieces of individual paper – make a couple of sets and then play the game!

RE

WALT: understand that parables were used to teach Christians how to live.

WALT: make suggestions and interpretations of stories used by Jesus.

 

This term, our unit is called: How do Christians believe how to live? ‘What would Jesus do’?

Parable = a story told by Jesus to teach a religious lesson.

 

Task 1

Think to yourself about a how a house is built.

How is it able to stay in the same place, no matter how much wind or rain pour down on it?

A house needs strong foundations and needs to be built on the right type of ground in order for it to be stable.

What would happen if the house was built on sand?

Heavy rain would make the sand move and the house would not be stable.

 

Task 2

Read the parable of the two builders. (Mathew 7:24-27) here.

Write an explanation for what you think Jesus was teaching his followers by telling them this story.

If you wish to add pictures or diagrams to help you explain, you are very welcome to!

Friday 8th Jan 2021

Reading

Please begin by reading your book for 15 minutes.

Handwriting

Pick one word for each letter from the common exception word list to practise your cursive handwriting.  The list of words can be found here.

English

Today is going to be your weekly reading session.  Please watch and complete the online lesson based on the book – Demon Dentist by David Walliams 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-engage-with-the-text-6mu32d 

Maths

You are going to do an arithmetic test for your maths lessons each Friday as you would have done in school this term. 

You can find the test here.

The idea is that you complete this set of questions within a 30-minute time limit – just do as many as you can – don’t worry if you can’t complete them all or need to miss some out – it is the first time you have done this so just have a go and see how you get on.  Most of the questions use a mental strategy but you can also make notes and do your workings out on paper.  You don’t need to print this test out – just copy the questions on to your paper/notepad.  Most questions are worth 1 mark.  For the questions that are worth 2 marks you need to show the calculation you used to find the answer.  The answers are on the final page for you to mark your work after you have completed the test.  

Forest School Activity

Each Friday, Mr Pritchard will provide the children with a forest school type activity to complete at home.   Please find the first one for today below:

What is under your feet?

Fossils of animals that lived millions of years ago can be found in the rocks of the Whiteshill area.  If you have a garden at home, have a look to see which stones and rocks you can find.  If you don’t have a garden, maybe on your daily exercise in the local area, either today or at the weekend, see what rocks or stones you can find – you might even spot a fossil if you are lucky!  There are plenty to be found in Ruscombe and Standish woods, plus Sherman’s Wood on the other side of the Main Road.  (Please DO NOT remove stones from walls, there are usually plenty on or in the ground.)

Activities:

  1. Try taking some photos of your finds, or perhaps draw the rocks/fossils.
  2. What types of fossilised creature can you find?
  3. Based on the fossils found, what do you think it was like in Whiteshill millions of years ago?
  4. Using the internet, can you find out what type of rock is found in this area? Is this rock igneous, metamorphic, or sedimentary? In what era was this rock and its fossils made and approximately how many millions of years ago was this?
  5. Have a look at this video to learn how fossils are made – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rkGu0BItKM

You don’t need to do all of the above activities – just do what suits you best and enjoy being outside in the fresh air!  If you are not able to get outside, choose the online activities instead and see what you can find out about fossils.

Advance notice – your Forest School at Home activity for the 29th January will be to enter the RSPB bird watch.  You might like to start feeding the birds in your garden if you have one, to ensure there are plenty to watch at the end of the month.  Advice on feeding – https://www.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/activities/birdwatch/feeding-and-attracting-birds/

Thursday 7th Jan 2021

Spellings

Please complete the Look, say, cover, write, check activity here.

English

WALT: read and respond to a narrative poem.

Please read The Highwayman poem here at least twice. Read it slowly to try to make sense of it!

There is a table of definitions for some of the tricky words on the last page of the document.

Then write a paragraph summing up what you think the poem is about.

If you can see any figurative devices (e.g. simile or metaphor), please make a note of them.  There is a list of figurative devices here to help you if you need them.

Maths Fluency

Please complete your maths fluency questions for today and then watch the video below where I will take you through the answers.

Maths

Please first watch the two input videos below.  Then have a go at your activity for today which is here.  The answers are here for when you need them.

Geography

Work through the power point presentation which can be found here.

Have a go at the following activities for your geography this afternoon.

First Geography Activity

Geography Compass Activity

There is also an extension activity on the PowerPoint if you want to have a go at this but you don’t have to.

Wednesday 6th Jan 2021

Maths

For today’s home learning in maths, please complete the following two Oak National Academy lessons for revision of what you learnt in the Autumn term:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/identifying-the-place-value-of-digits-in-5-digit-numbers-cgwkct

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/ordering-and-comparing-5-digit-numbers-using-a-number-line-c4r62c