Mrs Jones, Mrs Platt
WELCOME TO YEAR 5!
Teacher - Mrs Jones
Teaching Assistants - Mrs Platt and Mrs Smith
It has been great to see some of year 5 children in school this week. We we're so pleased that you seemed enthusiastic to be back- although there were a few grumbles about having to get up early!. We are also impressed with the work you have done at home and with all the books and resources that parents have bought to help with learning. THANK YOU!!
Here are some more ideas for work and I know some of you have books which you can continue to work through.
Maths Please continue with the maths lessons on the Oak National Academy website https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-year/year-5/subjects/maths
English The Oak national Academy has some good Guided Reading and comprehension lessons for this week https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-year/year-5/subjects/english
In school, we use vivid imagery to retell a story. Vivid imagery includes similes and metaphors which you can learn more about at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zkygrj6
You will also need to use adjectives, adverbs and expanded noun phrases. You can find out about expanded noun phrases at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zkygrj6
Watch the video clip at https://www.literacyshed.com/oktapodi.html then use vivid imagery to retell the story.
RE The RE for this half term has been to learn about the work of the Apostles after Pentecost. This weeks work is to find out about the Apostle Peter when he was put into prison.
Read Acts 12:3–19. It says that Peter was put into prison by King Herod, but the night before his trial an angel appeared to him, and told him to leave. Peter's chains fell off, and he followed the angel out of prison, thinking it was a vision (verse 9). Perhaps you could imagine how Peter felt and ask someonto hot seat you as Peter.
Topic Some of the children in school this week learnt about crime and punishment in Tudor times. The Tower of London was used to keep prisoners in. You can find out about The Tower of London at
You can read about Tudor Crime and punishment at http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/tudors/other.htm#:~:text=In%20Tudor%20times%20the%20punishments,deter%20from%20crime%20as%20well.&text=Some%2070%2C000%20people%20suffered%20the,the%20reign%20of%20Henry%20VIII.
Science To complete the topic on Habitats, there are 2 lessons on the STEM website which you can do. The first is a lesson on camouflage https://stemlearning.wistia.com/medias/3hylv5hccl
Tha second is about Animals Adaptation and Evolution https://stemlearning.wistia.com/medias/igi3yljqp2
Art there is a lesson on drawing optical illussions which the children may enjoy at https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/optical-illusions-and-using-shading-to-show-form/activities/1
I hope everyone is keeping well and that you all enjoyed the beautiful weather this week. We are looking forward to seeing some of you on 6th July. Here is some work for the week beginning 29th June.
Maths The National Online Academy maths lessons continue their lessons on shape. Please carry on with these. https://classroom.thenational.academy/schedule-by-year/year-5
English To follow on from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, there is a lesson on Macbeth on BBC Bitesize Daily . If you haven’t seen it already, look at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z9c9ydm
For a writing activity, I thought you could do a free write. Choose a subject you are interested in and write a story or a nonfiction text about it. If you can’t think what to write about, you could go the The Literacy Shed for ideas for a story. For non-fiction, basing a report or an information text on one of David Attenborough’s lessons on BBC Bitesize would work well. You can find out about them at https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/53048939
Spelling- continue to learn and practice words from the Year 5/6 spelling list
RE This week, we will carry on learning about the events that happened to the Apostles after Pentecost.
Read the story of the Apostles being thrown into prison in Acts 5: 17-42.
- Why were the high priest and Sadducees jealous of the Apostles?
- What do you think they hoped to achieve by putting the Apostles into prison?
Try to imagine what the scene was like when an angel released the Apostles from prison during the night. To help you, you could look at https://catholiccourier.com/articles/an-angel-frees-the-apostles-from-prison
You could create a courtroom scene and write reasons for or against the Apostles being allowed to preach. You could then act out the court room scene.
There are colouring sheets of the apostles being released from prison at http://www.bible-printables.com/Coloring-Pages/New-Testament/40-NT-apostles-012.htm
Science This week’s science is still part of the science topic on Habitats. The lesson is on How Plants Reproduce. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/znghnrd
Art Why not make the Tudor Rose collage at https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/tudor-rose-collage
There are more ideas for Tudor crafts on the same website https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/tudor-crafts
The website also has activity packs for home schooling.
For PE and ICT continue as last week.
Most of all, enjoy your learning. i'm sure you are all doing amazing work and activities. The Year 5 team.
Maths The Oak National Academy lessons for this week are about shape. This is the topic we would have been doing in school this week.Shape was always one of my favourite maths topics.https://classroom.thenational.academy/schedule-by-year/year-5 Please also carry on with the maths games which I’ve put on the website in previous weeks.
English William Shakespeare lived and wrote plays during Tudor times. The Tudor people loved to go and watch his plays at the Globe Theatre in London. You can see what the Globe Theatre looked like at https://www.shakespearesglobe.com/. One of his most famous plays is ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. It is Midsummer’s Day this week and I would like you to watch and do some activities based on the play.
First of all, you can watch the play at http://A Mid Summers Nights Dream https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/english-a-midsummer-nights-dream-index/z6rcgwx
There are sequencing activities and activities about the characters on the website. Parents, if you read the teacher’s notes there are questions to help children understand each section and further activities.
If you would like to learn more about William Shakespeare and watch some more plays, have a look at the Royal Shakespeare Company website at https://www.rsc.org.uk/education/about-rsc-education/home-learning-with-the-rsc
Spelling- Please continue to learn to spell words from the Year 5/6 Statutory word List.
Guided Reading Guided Reading The Oak National Academy has Guided Reading lessons for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday http://https://classroom.thenational.academy/schedule-by-year/year-5
RE The Apostles and the first followers of Jesus shared their lives together.
- Read Acts 2:42-47. This passage is about the first Christian community. What do we learn about the first Christian community from this text?
- Why do you think it was important for the Apostles to do these things together?
- What does the “breaking of bread” refer to?
Next, I would like you to find out about Stephen the Apostle. You can read the story of Stephen. Acts 6:7 There is a video clip at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5nGHmH6PeA,
Then, there is an interesting article about St Stephen’s life at. https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/activities/view.cfm?id=988
Why do you think he was so keen to be a follower of Christ? St. Stephen distributed food among the poor. This reminds me of the food banks we give food to today. It also reminds me of the people who are taking shopping vulnerable people and people who are isolating from coronavirus. Perhaps you have helped take food or shopping to someone.
For an activity, could you be like St. Stephen and take some food to a relative or friend who has to stay at home.
Can you remember what a martyr is? Explore the idea of Stephen giving his life. What questions would you like to ask him?
Topic This week, I would like you to find out about the Kings and Queens who ruled between Henry VIII and Elizabeth I.
Lady Jane Grey became Queen when after Edward VI. Can you find out how long she was Queen for? https://wiki.kidzsearch.com/wiki/Lady_Jane_Grey
Mary I became Queen after Lady Jane Grey. Can you find another name the Tudors called her http://https://wiki.kidzsearch.com/wiki/Mary_I_of_England
Why not imagine that you are Edward VI, Lady Jane Grey or Mary I and ask someone to Hot Seat you as one of the monarchs.
I’ll send a Tudor word search by email.
Science For this week’s Science, I would like you to continue with the work on Life Cycles. In year 5, you should be able to describe the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird.
- You should have learnt about an amphibian and insect last week.
- So this week, I would like you to find out about the Life Cycle of a mammal and a bird.
For a mammal, you could watch https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zgssgk7/articles/z2msv4j
I’ll email through a ppt about the life cycle of a chicken.
To help you study the wildlife at home, here is a link so you can make a bird feeder https://www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/for-kids/games-and-activities/activities/make-a-recycled-bird-feeder/
ICT Please continue with Scratch online, code.org or Dance Mat Typing
PE Please follow the lessons in the news sectiomn of the school website.
Maths This week’s lessons from The Oak National Academy are on Multiplying with decimal numbers. You have all done a lot of work this year on multiplication and you are all very good at it. This work is progression from where we were up to in class. I would really like you all to try some of this work.https://classroom.thenational.academy/schedule-by-year/year-5
To be good at multiplication, you need to know your times tables.https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/times-table-collection/z4vv6v4 is a good way to practice your tables.
English Guided Reading The Oak National Academy has a Guided Reading Comprehension lesson for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday for week beginning 15th June. https://classroom.thenational.academy/schedule-by-year/year-5. As you have worked so hard on your SATs booster books, these lessons would help to consolodate that learning,
Writing The writing for this week is linked to this week’s science lesson. I would like you to create an Explanation Text about the life cycle of a mammal or bird. An Explanation Text is a non-fiction piece of writing which is meant to describe a process such as how a bicycle works. Explanation texts include specific features including:
- Written in the present tense,
- Text arranged into numbered or bullet points,
- Time connectives e.g. first, while, afterwards
- Diagrams with labels and pictures with captions.
The online science lesson in the section below describes the life cycle of a newt. Choose a mammal or a bird, research about their life cycle and then create an Explanation Text about their life cycle. These can go into your science books when you return to school.
Please continue to practice spellings from the Year 5/6 spelling list.
Science This week’s science is to learn about life cycles. A life cycle is the different stages of life for a living thing. In year 5, you should be able to describe the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird. There is an online lesson called, ‘Biology from home: animal classification and life cycles’ which I would like you to watch at https://www.stem.org.uk/remote-lessons/key-stage-2
You should start watching the lesson at 27minutes 16 seconds for the part on the life cycle of a newt.
There is a section about the life cycles of a hover fly and dragon fly from 36.27 -39.18 minutes.
A life cycle is usually displayed as a circular diagram showing each stage in words and/or pictures. A life cycle is presented as a circle to show that seeds / offspring are created as part of the cycle.
Then you should be able to draw or use the computer to make a diagram of the life cycle of a mammal, an insect or bird, giving an explanation of each stage of the lifecycle as your English writing task.
Keep thinking scientifically and a good scientists always asks lots of questions!
RE The RE topic is about the Apostles. Test yourself; do you know the names of the apostles? Look up the word apostle in a dictionary to find out what it means.
The Apostles of Jesus were sent out after Pentecost to preach the Good News of the Resurrection Imagine what would have happened if the Apostles had not proclaimed the Resurrection of Jesus. People would have been left on a “cliff-hanger”……….
Explore the story of the Beggar at the Beautiful Gate.Acts 3:2 ● Make a table to record the words of the beggar, the words of Peter and John and the reactions of the people. ● From the information gathered, how was Peter able to heal the man? In whose name did he heal him?
you can watch a clip of the story at.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNfe_I7OMJg
Some of you may still be working on your biographies of Henry VIII.
If you are ready to move on from the work on Henry VII, I would like you to research about Tudor pastimes. Here is a list of some you could choose from. You should find others while you research
After, you could create a power point about some Tudor Pastimes.
ICT Please continue with the suggestions from previous weeks.
You could sketch the colour or paint the animals you choose for your science work on life cycles.
PE There is a link on the school webs the school website under news and the whole school newsletters tab.
Maths Continue to follow the daily maths lessons on http://https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons or https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom
Over the last few weeks, I’ve put links to games for your home learning. You can continue with these but some of you may like to do some more work sheets. There are Arithmetic Paper Practice Maths Worksheets for KS2 Maths SATs Booster at https://urbrainy.com/maths/ks2-maths-sats/arithmetic-paper. There are also some worksheets on fractions, decimals and percentages which you could do .
Spelling https://urbrainy.com/english/upper-primary-spelling/word-list-years-5-6 has worksheets which you can print out to help practice, understand and learn the spellings from the Year 5/6 spelling list.
GPS Carry on learning to use commas by looking at BBC bite size https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvwwxnb/articles/zc773k7 ‘How to use commas in sentences’.
Writing Write a biography or a fact file about Henry VIII. You can find out about his life by watching: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1ZKbFz7558&feature=youtu.be and BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons 18th May, ‘Who was King Henry VIII? https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zdj8wty Try to use commas in your sentences.
Find out more about Henry VIII’s six wives by watching the Horrible Histories Tudor compilation: http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CceZIMnZnQs
Can you remember this rhyme? “Divorced, Beheaded, Died: Divorced, Beheaded, Survived”.
Guided Reading Keep working from your SATs Buster books and please let us know if you finish the book. I know some of you are near the end.
RE Thursday 11th June is the feast day of Corpus Christi. Corpus Christi, means 'the body of Christ' in Latin. This Feast commemorates the immense gift of the Eucharist in our lives and in the Church. There is a link on the BDES website https://www.bdes.org.uk/resources-for-prayer-and-learning.html to cafod which has a kids zone and activities for each week. This week, activities are on the theme of Corpus Christi; food and bread around the world.https://cafod.org.uk/Education/Kidz-Zone.
The kidszone also has a really interesting interactive map where you can find out about cafod’s work around the world.
The science topic for this half term is Habitats. First of all, what is a habitat? You can find the answer at https://kids.kiddle.co/Habitat . How many different habitats can you think of?
Then, why not have a Habitat Hunt around your garden or house. Spiders and Daddy long legs seem to love my house!
Next, make a list of the creatures you find and notes about their habitat. Remember to think like a scientist and ask questions e.g. Why do they live here? What are the young like? How long do they live for?Finally, choose one of the creatures, research some facts and make a PowerPoint about it.
The Art project is to make a Tudor portrait.You all drew some amazing portraits of yourselves when you made the Viking portraits for the classroom door.
To start, have a look at some real Tudor portraits on The National Gallery website https://www.npg.org.uk/collections/explore/by-period/tudor. Look carefully at the clothes the Tudor people wore, the style colour and jewellery. Decide whether you want to draw a Tudor king or queen’s face for your portrait or will you draw or put a photograph of yourself in the portrait? If you google ‘Tudor Portraits ks2’ ,there are images of Tudor portraits made by children to help inspire you.There is a Video clip showing how to draw a portrait at https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/how-to-draw-a-portrait/zk28qp3.After you have drawn the portrait you can paint or use collage to add clothes and jewellery.
You could make your Tudor portrait more authentic by making a pasta picture frame. https://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Pasta-Frame Have fun !
PE PE lessons from the School Games Organiser are on the school website under the news tab.
ICT Keep using scratch and the online lessons at https://teachcomputing.org/home-teaching/key-stage-2
When you make the PowerPoint for science, try using some new transitions or add a video clip.
Spelling Continue learning spellings from the Y5/6 word list. Keep using different strategies to help you learn the spellings. Strategies for practicing spellings can be found on https://spellingframe.co.uk/
Guided Reading The topic for this half term is The Tudors.
Here are a list of fiction books about the Tudors which are recommended for Upper KS2 and which you may like to read
- Spy Master: First Blood by Jan Burchett. ...
- The Secret Diary of Thomas Snoop, Tudor Boy Spy by Philip Ardagh. ...
- Eliza Rose & Lady Mary by Lucy Worsley. ...
- Tudor Rose by Anne Perry. ...
- The Boy and the Globe by Tony Bradman. ...
- Tudor Tales: The Actor, the Rebel and the Wrinkled Queen by Terry Deary.
You should also carry on with your SATs Buster Guided Reading book.
GPS (grammar punctuation and spelling) The focus for this half term is commas. There are some good activities to help you learn to use commas in your writing at https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/free-secret-resources/Year-5-Summer-Block-1-Commas-Small-Steps-and-Guidance.pdf
Writing Pudding Lane in London is where The Great Fire of London stated. Watch the video clip at https://www.literacyshed.com/puddinglane.html.. Then write a description of the setting, describing some of the Tudor buildings and other things you notice.Prepositions, such as under, above or in front of are really useful word to use in descriptions of settings.You can find out more about prepositions at.https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zbkwqp3. You should also beable to use commas to separate clauses. For more writing activities, https://www.pobble365.com/ has a new idea each day to inspire your writing.
Keep practicing your times tables and other maths skills by playing the games on Times Tables Rockstars ,J2blast on BGFL, My Mini Maths Mathsbot website and Topmarks . https://nrich.maths.org/9413 has interactive maths games which you can play with your family at home.
RE Sunday 31st May is the feast day of Pentecost. You can read about Pentecost in The Wednesday Word . ReadJohn 14-16. What are the names that Jesus gives to the Holy Spirit ?
Then read Acts 1:6-9. What image of the Holy Spirit do we find in these words of Jesus?
Make a dove from above! And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit – Acts 2.4a Colour in this beautiful dove, cut it out and hang it in your home or your window next to your NHS rainbow.https://www.cbcew.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2020/04/Dove-activity-sheet.pdf. I will email a copy of the picture with the timeline.
The topic for this half term is The Tudors. The first Tudor King was Henry VII. He came to the throne after he defeated Richard III at The Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485. Look at the Tudor timeline at http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/tudors/waroftheroses.htm to find out more. There is a video clip to introduce The Tudors on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fhtAjyi_Z8
The Hampton Court website https://www.hrp.org.uk/schools/five-brilliant-history-resources-for-home-schooling/#gs.7j2irx has games and activities to help you learn more about the Tudors while you are at home.
I will email a timeline which you can make at home either through eduspot or through bgfl.
ICT ICT If you’d like to improve your typing speed and skills, Dance Mat Typing is a fun way to learn touch typing. It’s on the BBC bitesize website. To find it, you can google, Dance Mat Typing or find it at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2f9j6/articles/z3c6tfr
Stem.org.uk has some really helpful online lessons for teaching and learning computing at home.https://teachcomputing.org/home-teaching/
You can also continue with Scratch at https://scratch.mit.edu/
Music There are daily virtual singing sessions from the Diocese of Leeds Schools Singing Programme are now available at 2pm every weekday. Aimed at primary school children, every session includes sacred music, RE and music curriculum learning, and lots of vocal fun and songs to keep children engaged in lifting their voices to God. Please subscribe to the YouTube channel, found at http://www.schoolssingingprogramme.org.uk