Year 5 Home Learning Page

This week you will be having Live Maths and Reading lessons. 
Here is the timetable.

You will have lessons from Monday to Friday - 5 days a week.

These lessons will start from Wednesday 1st July


Here are the instructions of how to join your lesson

 

Friday 10th July 2020

Maths:

5 a day

  1. Round 1.24 to the nearest tenth
  2. 1/3  -   2/9  = (Convert to the same denominator)
  3. 732 x 52 = (Think about the place value of your digits)
  4. Order 4.03, 4.0, 4.3 and 4.001 from smallest to biggest (Use a place value chart)
  5. Find 3/4 of 360= (Find 1/4 first)

Gazelles daily reasoning challenge:

Tigers/Lions and Zebras daily reasoning challenge:

Main activity

Write down the names and ages of each person in your house in years.
Now convert these into:

a) months
b) then days
c) then hours. 

Complete this for at least four of your family members. Have a look at this example completed by Mrs Hunt Stewart:

Answers from Thursday's 5 a day and Daily Reasoning Challenges:

1. Round 6.78 to 1 decimal place =6.8
2. 7/12  -   1/3  = 3/12
3. 763 x 52 = 39,676
4. Order 1.03, 0.31, 3.1 and 0.5 from Biggest to smallest:
3.1
1.03
0.5
0.31
5. Find 5/6 of 480= 400

Literacy:

Log onto Education City and go through the Year 5 Spelling assessment:

https://go.educationcity.com/content/index/41747/7/1/4

Reading

Read Chapter 3 of Stormbreaker- Royal and General. This has been shared with you on j2files.

You can also watch Mrs Hunt Stewart reading this Chapter to you:

What do you think could happen next? Watch this video to help you consider this:

Write down what you think it would say on the first page of the next chapter.

Think carefully about:
• What could happen to Alex- we know he has been shot, but was it with a bullet? What else could it have been?
• Do you think Crawley and the man with the gun are on Alex’s side or not? Will he need to escape them in the next chapter? Or will they want something else from him?

Daily Challenge:

Select an activity from the Curriculum Journey to complete. You have a wide selection of activities to choose from.

Have a look at the Music, Maths, PE or Science at home pages.
Remember to take a picture of the work you complete and email it to your class teacher.

Thursday 9th July 2020

Maths

5 a day

 

  1. Round 6.78 to 1 decimal place
  2. 7/12  -   1/3  = (Convert to the same denominator)
  3. 763 x 52 = (Think about the place value of your digits)
  4. Order 1.03, 0.31, 3.1 and 0.5 from Biggest to smallest (Use a place value chart)
  5. Find 5/6 of 480= (Find 1/6 first)

Tigers/Lions and Zebras Daily Reasoning Challenge

Main activity

You have worked very hard this week to understand negative numbers and how to order them as well as solving some very tricky problems.

Today you are going to log onto mymaths and recap on what you have been learning. Read through the lesson carefully and answer the questions. If you get below 80%, have another go at completing the activities. You will be awarded 2 stars for getting 80% and over.

https://app.mymaths.co.uk/47-lesson/negative-numbers-1

Answers from Wednesday’s 5 a day

1. Round 7.2 to the nearest whole number= 7
2. 2/3  +   4/7  = 26/21 and 1 5/21
3. 427 x 62 = 26,474
4. Order 0.53, 5.8, 0.15 and 5.5 from smallest to biggest:
0.15
0.53
5.5
5.8
5. Find 2/3 of 270= 180

Answers to reasoning challenges:

Literacy

Spelling

Complete the Education City game ‘Spelling Stallion’ to demonstrate you can spell words ending in -ance, -ancy, -ence and -ency.

Here’s a recap on the spelling rule:


https://www.educationcity.com/

Grammar

Complete the questions on this form:

Reading

In your online reading lesson yesterday, we began to read the play ‘Handmade humans’

Log onto bug club and finish reading this play.

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

Zebras and Lions:

Today we would like you to rewrite the story, from the perspective of Prometheus. Watch these videos of Mrs Hunt Stewart to help you:

You will need to look through the text slowly, as demonstrated in the video, to consider how Prometheus feels at each point.

Write your answers on j2e or in your home learning book. Email a photo of any of your written work to your class email address.

Tigers and Gazelles

Today we would like you to summarise the story in a series of pictures, like a comic strip. Write underneath each picture what is happening in the story.

Remember to email a photo of any of your work to your class email address.

Daily Challenge: Mummification

L.O. I can use my knowledge of the mummification process to write a set of instructions.

A mummy is a dead human or an animal whose skin and organs have been preserved by either intentional or accidental exposure to chemicals, extreme cold, very low humidity, or lack of air, so that the recovered body does not decay further if kept in cool and dry conditions.

The methods of embalming, or treating the dead body, that the ancient Egyptians used is called mummification. Using special processes, the Egyptians removed all moisture from the body, leaving only a dried form that would not easily decay.

Today we would like you to learn all about the process of Mummification!

Activity:

Watch the video and do some research on the different steps the Egyptians used in mummification and then write a set of instructions on how to create a mummy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FiM8S2_nSg

https://www.mylearning.org/stories/a-step-by-step-guide-to-egyptian-mummification/220?

https://games.talkingpyramids.com/the-mummy-maker/

 

Wednesday 8th July 2020

Maths

5 a day

  1. Round 7.2 to the nearest whole number (Think about which two whole numbers 7.2 lies between)
  2. 2/3  +   4/7  = (Convert to the same denominator)
  3. 427 x 62 = (Think about the place value of your digits)
  4. Order 0.53, 5.8, 0.15 and 5.5 from smallest to biggest (Use a place value chart)
  5. Find 2/3 of 270= (Find 1/3 first)

Gazelles daily reasoning challenge:

Tigers/Lions and Zebras daily reasoning challenge:

Main activity

Complete the following form and answer the negative number reasoning questions based on what you have learnt today during your live tutorial.


Gazelles and tigers:

Zebras and lions:

Answers from Tuesday’s 5 a day

1. 432 ÷ 10= 43.2
2. 5/6  +   7/12  = 17/12  and 1 5/12
3. 421 x 38= 15,998
4. Order 4.1, 4.21, 0.43 and 0.4 from smallest to biggest:
0.4
0.43
4.1
4.21

5. Find 3/4 of 280= 210

Tuesday daily reasoning answers:

Literacy:

Spelling

Watch this video of Mrs Hunt Stewart explaining the rule for spelling words ending in the suffixes: ant/ance/ancy and ent/ence/ency.

Now complete this form using your knowledge of the spelling pattern:

Link for teachers to view form:
https://forms.office.com/Pages/DesignPage.aspx?fragment=FormId%3DhK6Sjwgw_kWNfZnF5eaflUBJBRgCwwBLge-FXjCehmlUOEw3OENPUEE4V0IxVllUVjlTUkxSUTVWNi4u%26Token%3D5d329a609f714e67abd459a19183a821

Grammar

Complete the Education City game ‘Lance A lot’ to demonstrate you can select the most appropriate determiner to go before a noun.

https://www.educationcity.com/

Reading:

Today your live Teams lesson will begin at 10:30.

Here are the instructions to follow to join your lesson:

Today we read pages 5- 11 of the play ‘Handmade humans’, in the book ‘Three Mistakes and a Monster’ on bug club.

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

Make sure you have the book open on bug club so you can answer the question we discussed:

Compare the impression we get of the gold people to the impression we get of the silver people in the play (3 marks)

Remember how to structure your answer:

In the play, the gold people are….
We know this because they …

Whereas the silver people are…
We know this because they…

Extra Challenge:
Find out about the Roman Gods: Zeus, Hera and Apollo. These websites might help you:
https://www.historyforkids.net/ancient-greek-gods.html
https://kids.kiddle.co/ (just search for the names of the Gods)

You might like to consider:
• Their personality
• Their powers/ what they controlled
• How they are related to each other
• Any important stories about their background

Write your answers on j2e or in your home learning book. If you use your home learning book, remember to take a photo of your work and email this to your class teacher.

Daily Challenge: Art - Create your own Cartouche

 

A cartouche is an oval frame which surrounds the hieroglyphs that make up the name of an Egyptian God or royal person. The above example is based on the cartouche of Tutankhamun. It represents a looped rope which has the magical power to protect the name that is written inside it. A cartouche was meant to protect against evil spirits both in this life and the afterlife. It can be arranged both horizontally or vertically depending on the best layout for its design.

Today we would like you to create your own cartouche!

 

 

  • Hieroglyphs are word pictures which represent the sounds of the Ancient Egyptian language.
  • In this cartouche we have enclosed the hieroglyphs that spell out the sounds of the name 'Michael'. Note that although there are seven letters in the name 'Michael', there are only four basic sounds 'M - I - K - L'. Therefore we only need to use the hieroglyphs that represent those sounds.
  • Hieroglyphs should be arranged to create interesting designs instead of the straight lines that we use to arrange our letters and sentences.
  • Cartouches are usually positioned vertically but they can also be positioned horizontally to make them fit more comfortably into a design. The arrangement of the hieroglyphs inside is then reorganized to accommodate the horizontal layout.

Colouring the Cartouche 

Once you have drawn your cartouche, you can apply colour.

The Egyptians used a special code of colours in each painting they did, with each colour representing a different quality of the people represented.

There were six colours the Ancient Egyptians used in their paintings red, green, blue, yellow, black, and white.

They made these colours of mineral compounds and that is why they have lasted so long.

  • Green was symbolic of new life, growth and vegetation
  • Red was the colour of power it symbolized life and victory, as well as anger and fire.
  • Blue was the colour of the heavens and the water and it symbolized creation and rebirth.
  • Yellow symbolized the eternal and indestructible, the qualities of the sun and gold. It was the colour of Ra and of all the pharaohs, which is why the sarcophagi and funeral masks were made of gold to symbolize the eternalness of the pharaoh who was now a god.
  • Black was the colour of death was black. Black also represented the underworld and the night.
  • White was the colour of purity, it symbolized all things sacred and simple.

Make sure you send your cartouches to your teachers so we could see your amazing work! 

Tuesday 7th July 2020

Maths

5 a day

  1. 432 ÷ 10 =
  2. 5/6  +   7/12  = 
  3. 421 x 38 = 
  4. Order 4.1, 4.21, 0.43 and 0.4 from smallest to biggest. 
  5. Find 3/4 of 280 = 

Gazelles reasoning challenge:

 

Zebras/Lions/Tigers reasoning challenge:

Main activity

Complete the following form based on today’s lesson about solving reasoning questions on negative numbers.


Answers for Monday’s 5 a day

1. 0.45 x 1000 = 450
2.  2/5  +  7/10 =     11/10   and 1 1/10  
3. 257 x 36 = 9252
4. Order 2.01, 0.29, 2.6, 0.2 from smallest to biggest:
0.2
0.29
2.01
2.6
5. Find 4/6 of 240= 160

Monday Daily Reasoning Answers

 

Literacy:

Spelling

Complete the Education City game ‘Words of Prey’ to demonstrate you can spell words with ‘ie’ and ‘ei’.

https://go.educationcity.com/content/index/32714/7/1/NULL/NULL/NULL/false/FALSE/NULL/0/true/1017814

Here is a recap of the spelling rule:

Grammar

Using your knowledge of expanded noun phrases, read the underlined noun phrases in the sentences below and add information to them by expanding them. The first one has been done for you.

The witch flew away on her broomstick.

The wicked, old witch flew away on her crooked broomstick.

Have a go at the ones below. Remember to save your answers onto your J2e files so your teacher could give you some feedback.

2. The man stroked the kittens.
3. The man drove the car.
4. The teacher taught the lesson.
5. Confidently, the child told a joke.
6. With all his power, the superhero lifted the car.
7. Without a sound, the mouse scurried into the living room.
8. The girl played on the swings.

Reading

Today your live Teams lesson will begin at 10:30.

Here are the instructions to follow to join your lesson:

Once you have finished the lesson, answer this question:

Would you want to be part of this team? Give two reasons for your answer, with evidence. (3 marks)

Remember how to structure your answer:

I would/ wouldn’t want to be part of this team because in the text it states….
This means that…

Alongside this, I would/ wouldn’t want to be part of this team because in the text it states….
This means that…

Extra challenge: Imagine you are a child on this football team. Write a diary entry about the match. You might like to mention:
• What happened during the practice session- what made people laugh/ tease each other/ blame each other? What were people whining about? How did you feel about the match at this point?
• What happened during the game? What did other members of your team do that made you feel really proud? How did they stick together? What was the other team like? How did you feel at the end of the match?

Write your answers on j2e or in your home learning book. If you use your home learning book, remember to take a photo of your work and email this to your class teacher.

Daily Challenge: Computing

In school this year you became in expert in using Scratch. This week we would like you to use Scratch to create your own Chatbox character!

Follow this link for instructions on how to make your game:

https://projects.raspberrypi.org/en/projects/chatbotutm_source=pathway&utm_medium=whatnext&utm_campaign=projects

You will need to click on ‘Your Chatbox’ to start.


Here is the link to use Scratch 3 online: https://scratch.mit.edu/

Challenges:

• Can you program your Chatbox to ask more questions?
• Can you program your Chatbox to make decisions based on the answers it receives to its questions?
• Can you program your Chatbox to change its location?

 

Monday 6th July 2020

Maths

5 a day

  1. 0.45 x 1000 =  
  2. 2/5  +  7/10 =     
  3. 257 x 36 =  
  4. Order 2.01, 0.29, 2.6, 0.2 from smallest to biggest 
  5. Find 4/6 of 240= 

Gazelles Reasoning Challenge:

Tigers, Lions and Zebras Reasoning Challenge:

Main activity
Complete the following form based on today’s lesson about ordering negative numbers.

Have a go at playing this game to practice ordering negative numbers when you have completed your work.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?a=activity04

Literacy:

Spelling:

Watch this video of Miss Husn explaining the rule for spelling ‘ie’ and ‘ei’ words.


Now complete this form using your knowledge of the spelling pattern:

Grammar:

Go onto Education City and go through ‘The Lake of Noun Phrases’ activity to learn all about expanded noun phrases.

https://go.educationcity.com/content/index/34991/7/1/6

Reading:

Today your live Teams lesson will begin at 10:30.

Here are the instructions to follow to join your lesson:

Once you have finished the lesson, answer this question:

What impression do we get of Theodore Roosevelt in the text? (3 marks)

Remember how to structure your answer:

We get the impression that Theodore Roosevelt is….

This is because in the text it says…

We also get the impression that Theodore Roosevelt is….

This is because in the text it says…

Extra Challenge:
Write a radio broadcast telling the American people about Theodore Roosevelt and the bear he discovers. You might want to mention:
• Where he was. Why was he on the hunting trip? Is hunting something he does a lot?
• How does he feel when he doesn’t find a bear? Why does he find a bear? How do his friends feel?
• How did Theodore Roosevelt feel when he saw the baby bear? What did his face show at this point? What does he do? Why does he do it? How did this make his companions feel? What does it tell us about his character?
• What inspired the shopkeeper to name the teddy bear after him? Why has it been so popular?

Write your answers on j2e or in your home learning book. If you use your home learning book, remember to take a photo of your work and email this to your class teacher.

Daily Challenge: Computing

In school this year you became in expert in using Scratch. This week we would like you to use Scratch to create your own Ghostbuster game!

Follow this link for instructions on how to make your game:

https://projects.raspberrypi.org/en/projects/ghostbusters

You will need to click on ‘animate a ghost’ to start.

Here is the link to use Scratch 3 online: https://scratch.mit.edu/

Challenges:
• Can you add a sound to your ghosts?
• Can you add a score to your game?
• Can you add a timer?
• Can you add any other sprites?

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 3rd July 2020

Maths

L.O. I can complete a range of Maths Challenges.

Starter:

Go onto J2Blast and play Times Tables blast, practising your 8, 9 and 12 times tables.

Activity:

For your Maths work today, we would like you to find the 'Maths at Home' page on the Grove School website. You will find it under the curriculum journey tab. Once you have found it, scroll down to the 'Year 5 and 5' section and choose 3 of the Maths challenges. Complete the challenges and send your answers to your teacher. Good Luck!

Daily Challenge

Reading: Class Novel

Read Chapter 2: Heaven for Cars or watch the clips below

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Uv06UWMQXk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENN8cwDc7D8

Activity:

Using your knowledge of Alex Rider from reading the chapter and watching the clip, we would like you to come up with some character traits.

How would you describe Alex Rider? And why would you describe him this way?

Watch the video below to remind yourself of what a character trait is:

Gazelles:
Choose 3 character traits, justifying your answer with evidence from the text.

Tigers and Lions:
Choose 4 character traits, justifying your answer with evidence from the text.

Zebras:
Choose 5 character traits, justifying your answer with evidence from the text.

Literacy:

L.O. Literacy Challenge!

Find and Replace Activity:

Read the text below:

It was a beautiful day, and the sun was shining gloriously. I chose to go for a long walk. Eagerly, I set off and walked all the way to the park. However, the sky grew darker and darker, and eventually it began to rain. It was torrential! I was drenched and stomped home grumpily.

1. Can you find and replace all the verbs/adjectives/adverbs while keeping the meaning as close to the original text as possible.
2. Then, find and replace all the verbs/adjectives/adverbs with ones which will change the meaning to make it the complete opposite!

Daily Challenge:

Select an activity from the Curriculum Journey to complete. You have a wide selection of activities to choose from.

Have a look at the Music, PE or Science at home pages.

Remember to take a picture of the work you complete and email it to your class teacher. 

 

Thursday 2nd July 2020

Maths

L.O. I can round decimals with two decimal places to the nearest whole number and one decimal place.

After you have completed your 5 a day, watch the video below for a quick recap of rounding decimals and then complete the MyMaths activity: Rounding Decimals.

https://app.mymaths.co.uk/73-lesson/rounding-decimals

Daily Challenge:

Reading

L.O. I can write a book review on the text I have been reading.

For your reading lesson today, we would like you to write a book review on Below Deck: A Titanic Story, which we have been reading in our online reading lessons this week. If you have not had the chance to finish reading it, log onto your Bug Club and finish reading the story. Once you have done this, write a book review, either in your books or on J2e5.

Remember that the main purpose of a book review is to help other readers to decide if they should read the book themselves. It presents all the main ideas in the book. Book reviews usually include a brief summary of the book, an analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the book, and usually a rating or recommendation.

Have a look at the template below for some ideas. This template will also be linked on sharepoint, if you would like to use it for your own book review.

Literacy:

L.O. I can edit and improve my writing.

Today, we would like you to go back and have a look at your character descriptions.

Read through your writing and ask yourself the following questions:

  • Have I described my character?
  • Is it detailed enough so that the reader could create an exact image in their mind?
  • Have I added ‘show me, not tell me’ sentences to describe the character’s actions?
  • Have I checked over my spelling, punctuation and grammar?
  • Can I add anything more?

We would like you to spend the day editing and adding to your work and finalising your finished piece! Stars will be awarded and the best descriptions will be posted on the school website. Good Luck!

Daily Challenge: Designing a Mascot for the Commonwealth Games

Watch Mrs Hunt Stewart talk to you about the games and this very exciting challenge:

Remember what you learnt about mascots in the video:

A mascot is a character that entertains fans, but also delivers important messages about the values or purpose of an event.

This mascot should stand for the values of the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games:

1. Bringing people together - Making sure the Games celebrate everyone and ensure that all abilities can take part
2. Health and wellbeing – inspiring us to reach our potential and live healthier, happier lives.
3. Success and benefits – the Games will improve the region, promote it worldwide and leave a lasting legacy.
Remember that inclusion is really important.

The Birmingham 2022 Games promise to include everyone, whatever their race, gender, ability or age. Everyone is welcome! That’s why it’s “The Games for everyone”.

Your challenge is to design a mascot that looks great and promotes these important messages.

Once you have finished your design, you can go to https://www.birmingham2022.com/mascot to enter the nationwide competition. If you win, your mascot could be used in the Games!

Make sure you also send a photo of your design to your class’ email address. Good luck!

 

Wednesday 1st July 2020

Reading

Log onto Bug club and read chapters 3 and 4 of the book, ‘Below Deck: Titanic, a story,’

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0


 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z8mpfg8/articles/zng8jty

You can upload your answers onto j2e or email them to your class email address.

Literacy

L.O. I can write a character description, using ‘show, not tell’ sentences.

One way of making your writing interesting is by SHOW, not tell.

Example: David was in a furious temper.

David stomped to his desk spilling coffee as he went. Pushing past a group of people, he threw himself into his chair. With one sweep of his hand, he cleared his desk and growled at the nearest secretary.

This edited sentence show us that David is angry, through his actions, rather than telling us.

Have a go:

TASK – Re-write the statements below so that you are showing, not telling, the reader how these characters are feeling.

1. She was frightened.
2. He was unhappy.

REMEMBER TO USE:
• Interesting verbs - 'doing' words or 'being' words. E.g. 'walk', ‘feel’
• Adverbs – words that add information to the verb.
• Adjectives - describing words that tell you more about nouns.

CHALLENGE: Can you include a simile or metaphor?


Main Activity:
For your activity today, we would like you to use your character profiles from yesterday to write a character description of your hero, when he first walked onto the post-apocalyptic landscape. Remember to include some of your ‘show me, not tell me’ sentences.

Maths

Today you will attend an online Maths lesson at 9:00 with your teacher. Make sure you bring with you your answers to yesterday’s 5 a day. Here are the instructions on how to join your lesson:

5 a day:

Zebras/ Lions/ Tigers:
1. Round 7632 to the nearest hundred
2. 3828 ÷ 6 =
3. 0.01 x 100 =
4. 8291 x 16 =
5. 6/1000 as a decimal

Zebras - Extension Activity

 

 

Gazelles starter: 

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/557/Snowboard-Slalom

Once you have attended your Maths lesson, complete this task:

You can also test your amazing rounding skills by completing the ‘beat the clock’ challenge on MyMaths (go to the last slide):


https://app.mymaths.co.uk/73-lesson/rounding-decimals


Make sure you write down your time so you can share with your teacher how brilliantly you did!

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Challenge: Food Technology

Today you are going to be cooking for your topic lesson but it involves some Maths!

Below, I have a recipe for some delicious home-made fairy cakes. However, there is something wrong with the recipe – I have not given you the measurements for each ingredient.

To work out the measurement, you need to complete the sum (the first one is done for you). Once you have all the measurements, you can bake away! 

Good Luck and remember to send pictures of your fairy cakes to your teachers too.

 

 

 

Tuesday 30th June 2020

Maths

Today you will be ordering decimals. Again, your place value chart will be useful today. You might want to think about how you would normally order numbers without decimals and apply the same method to today’s work. Miss Rice has also prepared a video below to demonstrate how to order decimals.


When you have watched the video, go to your files and complete the activity for your group.

Maths - 5 Red

If you are in 5 Red your Maths online lesson will begin at 9 this morning. Check your inbox for the link to this lesson between 8:50 and 9:00.

Before you begin your Maths lesson, make sure you have attempted your 5 a day:

Gazelles: Log onto J2Blast and play times tables blast. Practise your 6 and 7 times tables.

Zebras/ Lions/ Tigers
1. 23.4 x 100 =
2. 5/10 + 3/5 =
3. Write three million six hundred and forty-five thousand two hundred and three in digits
4. Write 3 prime numbers
5. 4819 x 26 =

 

 

Here is your main activity. Complete this after your online lesson:


 

 

Reading

L.O. I can make inferences about a character’s thoughts, using the text to justify my answers. 2d

To start off with, read Chapter 2 of Below Deck: A Titanic Story. In this chapter, Grace explores the ship for the first time and finds some faults.

Activity:

Today we would like you to explore Grace’s thoughts as she is walking around the Titanic. What would she be thinking? How do her thoughts change over time? Is she in awe or disappointed?

Download the worksheet (in your shared files) and complete it with Grace’s thoughts, giving evidence as to why she may be thinking this way.

 

 

Literacy:

L.O. I am learning to understand formal language.

Log onto Bug Club and complete the activity: Formal Language

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/resource/212601

L.O. I can create a character profile.

Today, for your literacy activity, we would like you to watch the clip from yesterday and create a character profile on the main character of ‘Ruin’. Think about his name, his age, his strengths, his weaknesses and how you would describe his personality.

Try to make it as detailed as you can, as you will use this to help write your character description tomorrow.

Look at the template below for some ideas, to help create your character profile and then upload it onto J2e5 or send a picture to your class email.

 

Daily Challenge: History

L.O. I can describe how some of the things I have studied from the past affect/influence life today.

Would you be able to write a message without using letters? Have a go with someone at home?

How did you find it? What did you use?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zg87xnb/articles/zvw3mfr

Read through the following BBC Bitesize page on Hieroglyphs and complete the activities. Once you have completed the activities, write your name in Hieroglyphic alphabet and show your teacher.

 

Monday 29th June 2020

Maths 

Well done on your work last week on fractions. Today you be learning how to read and write decimal numbers as fractions. Remember to use your place value chart to help you. If a number has three digits after the decimal place, the denominator = 1000. If the number has two digits after the decimal place, the denominator = 100. If the number has one digit after the decimal place, the denominator = 10.  First, watch the video Miss Rice has prepared below.


Now go to your files and complete the activity for your group.

Reading: Reading Explorers 

L.O. I can answer questions from a range of content domains.


Read the text: My English Rose (this will be saved in your shared files) and annotate it with relevant annotations. Watch the video from last week’s session to remind you on effective annotating.

https://www.j2e.com/grove-school/I+Husn+%28grove%29/My+English+Rose.docx/

After annotating, answer the following questions below:

1. Do you think the ‘Rose’ in the poem is a flower or a person? Why?
2. Why do you think the poet gave the main character this name?
3. Re-read verse 5. Draw a picture of what is happening in this verse. Do you think this verse is important? Why?
4. Highlight the word ‘withering’. Why do you think the poet has used this word to describe Rose’s touch?
5. How did people see Rose when she was younger? How does this compare to how people see Rose now?
6. Do you think the tone of this poem is happy or sad? Why do you think the poet chose this tone?
7. After reading the poem, do you view old people differently? How might this affect how we treat old people when we see them?

Literacy:

Spelling:

L.O. I am learning how to spell words with silent letters.

Log onto Bug Club and complete the allocated activity: Silent Letters

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/resource/212617

Writing Focus:


This week we will be focussing on adventure writing using the video clip: Ruin by Wes Ball.


This hyper realistic short animation (8mins 30secs) is set in a post-apocalyptic landscape of derelict buildings which are slowly being taken over by the futuristic flora and fauna. The film begins with stunning establishing shots of the setting before we see a large container being ejected from the ‘Haven Nanotech’ building. The main character is then seen exploring the container.  He discovers a strange mobile device which seems to direct him to a mystery research facility.  As he is trying to make sense of what is on the screen a sound of rotor blades warns him that he is in danger and to make his escape.
 

Watch the clip: Ruin by Wes Ball
 

https://www.literacyshed.com/ruin.html


While you are watching the video, think about and answer the following questions:


• When is this story set?  How do we know?
• What do you think has happened?
• How did one man survive or are there more?
• What is trying to stop him and why?
• What will happen next?

Daily Challenge: Art

L.O. I can recognise and name the qualities that make me unique.

What makes you unique? How would you describe yourself?

Today’s art lesson is all about being proud of who you are! To start off with, can you brainstorm all the things that make you unique? It could be the colour of your eyes, your hobbies, your interests, the amount of people in your family or even the different languages you speak.

Now have a think about five positive words about yourself. Are you an attentive listener? A good friend? A brilliant writer? What are you good at? What are you proud of? If you are struggling with this, can you include five positive things that others might say about you?

Today, we would like you to create a piece of art that celebrates you and what you are proud of. We want you to look at yourselves in the mirror and draw what you see. Look closely at the shape of your face and their distinguishable features – these are what make you, YOU!

Around your self-portrait, we would like you to write down all of your qualities that you are proud of and the things that make you, you!

Look at Miss Husn’s example and then have a go at doing your own. Share them with your class teacher. We are excited to see your work!

 

 

Friday 26th June 2020

 

Maths

Today, we will be going back to measures and looking at area and perimeter. Look at the instructions below to remind yourself how to work out area and perimeter.
To find the area of a shape:
Measure the length and breadth of the shape (A=LxB)
Multiply them together
Write you answer as m2 or cm2

To find the perimeter of a shape:
Measure the length of each side
Add the all together
Write your answer as m or cm

Your task today is to find a variety of at least 6 objects around our house and measure the area and perimeter of them. Some suggestions could be: table, door, cereal box, book, bed, bath. Try and take some photos of you measure the items and make sure you send your work to your class teacher.

Literacy:

One of the skills we can develop when uplevelling our writing is to learn how to use a thesaurus correctly.  So log onto Education City and work through the activities.  https://www.educationcity.com/

Then continue edit and improve your writing using the following techniques:

1. Read aloud
2. Add
3. Replace
4. Take away
5. Read aloud again
6. Check that you have punctuated your writing correctly, using Year 6 punctuation.

Get your family involved! Explain who Edward Colston was and give your family information about what you have learnt about the slave trade.


Have a debate about whether the statues should have been taken down with your family. You can even video the debate and email it or upload it on j2e.

Alternatively, you can video different people in your family giving their opinions about the statues and whether they think they should be taken down. Remember to include your opinion at the end.

 

Reading:

L.O. I can summarise the main ideas from more than one paragraph of a fiction text. 2c


Your class novel this term is Alex Rider: Stormbreaker


Go onto your shared files, where you will find a pdf document called ‘Year 5 – Alex Rider, Stormbreaker’

https://www.j2e.com/grove-school/I+Husn+%28grove%29/Alex+Rider+Book+1+-+Stormbreaker.pdf/


We would like you to read and summarise Chapter 1 of Stormbreaker, as a storyboard or a comic strip.

Remember to think about:

  • Who are the main characters?
  • What is the problem?
  • What is the solution?
  • Where is the story set?
  • What is the key information?


Refer back to the video on Tuesday to remind you on what summarising is.

 

 

Thursday 25th June 2020

Maths 

Your teachers have been very impressed with the quality of your work on fractions the last two days. Today we will recap on how to convert improper fractions into mixed numbers and mixed numbers into improper fractions.
A mixed number involves a whole number and a fraction and might look something like this: 1 ½
An improper fraction is when the numerator is larger than the denominator and might look like this: 17/5
Take a look at the video Miss Rice has made below.


Go to your files and complete the fluency sheet as well as the sheet for your group. Your class teacher will give your feedback on this.

Literacy:   

Having drafted some paragraphs for our balanced report I'd like you to take some time to evaluate and edit your work to improve it.  Log onto Education City to complete the learning activity. https://www.educationcity.com/

Click on the following link to read a good example of a balanced report to help you structure your arguments.

http://www.radfordacademy.co.uk/images/Classes/Class6/examples-of-work/Huberts-Discussion-Text.pdf

Click on the following link to remind yourself about the language you should use in a balanced report.

https://prezi.com/cmeraxl8rdce/how-to-write-a-balanced-argument/

Yesterday you planned and begun to write your first paragraph about the debate:

Should statues of people who were involved in the slave trade like Edward Colston be taken down?

Today, we would like you to edit and improve your balanced report.

Reading

L.O. I can make inferences from pictures. 2d

Today you are going to work through making inferences from pictures. There will be 3 pictures, each with questions underneath for you to answer. Before answering the questions, have a look at the picture carefully and think about what you see and how the character may be feeling.

How is the girl feeling? How do you know?
Why is she feeling that way?
Who is the man?
Where are they?
Does the title give you any clues about this image?
What are the characters thinking? Draw thought bubbles to accompany the picture.

Where do you think this is?
When is this? (What time of year/day?)
What is the woman doing?
Who carved the heart into the tree? Why did they do it? Why this tree?
Why is she touching it?
Why is this picture called ‘Memories’?
What is she remembering?
How does she feel?

What is the dad doing?
Why is the girl standing behind him?
Why is she dragging a kite on the floor?
Has she said anything to him? Does he know she’s there?
How is she feeling? What is she thinking?
Do you think this has happened before? Why/why not?

Wednesday 24th June 2020

Maths 

Well done on your work with ordering and comparing fractions. Today we will be looking at identifying and writing equivalent fractions. Your work from yesterday and changing the denominators will help you today. 
Take a look at the video Miss Rice has made below.
After watching the video, go to your files and complete the activity. There is also an extension below to have a go at when you finish your activity.

Reading: 

L.O. I can explain and justify inferences, using evidence from the text. 2d

Today, we would like you to have a go at answering a few inference questions based on Chapter 1 of Below Deck: A Titanic Story, that you read yesterday.

Watch the video below, explaining how to answer a 2-mark inference question, before answering the comprehension questions on Forms.


 

 

 

Read chapter 1 of Below Deck: A Titanic story by Tony Bradman by clicking onto Bug Club and then complete the following comprehensions:

Zebras & Lions

 

Tigers & Gazelles:

 

 

Literacy:  

Yesterday we explored the features of non-fiction writing.  Today I would like you to learn how to structure your writing using paragraphs.

To do this log into Education city: https://www.educationcity.com/

Then we can begin planning our balanced report. You have spent the last two days gathering information about Edward Colston and the slave trade. Today we would like you to plan a balanced argument for the following question:

Should statues of people who were involved in the slave trade like Edward Colston be taken down? 

 

 

 

 

Click here to download a writing a writing plan to help you.

You can click on this link to help you with some of your ideas.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/52965665

 

Daily Challenge- Black Lives Matter

Over the week you all have contributed to discussions and activities around Black Live’s Matter. Today we will explore the idea of peace and equality.


• What is YOUR role in society?
• What can YOU do to be a part of the solution?
• What messages can we share with or community to motivate each other to be peaceful and treat others equally?


You will have a selection of activities to choose from to complete. You can do this on BGFL or take a picture of your work and email it to your class teacher.


We would like you to watch the following Blue Peter clip after you have completed your chosen activitiy.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/watch/bp-advice-for-helping-to-stop-racisim

Think about what messages have you learnt about how we can build a kinder and peaceful future?


Activity 1


Write Your Own "I Have a Dream" Speech
Martin Luther King made this speech; it changed the mind-set of a nation.

 

Listen to King's famous "I Have a Dream" speech in this clip.


https://vimeo.com/2158959 .


Make notes as you are watching:

  • Who is Martin Luther King’s Audience?
  • What is the purpose of the speech?
  • What are the key messages?
  • How does he wasn’t people listening, to feel?
  • What powerful verbs and emotive language has he included?

We would like you to write your version of the speech, in relation to what has been happening recently all over the world. The title is ‘We have a Dream too'.

  • Think about his use of metaphor, rhythm and pauses in his speech.
  • How has he inspired action in people?
  • Remember you need to persuade people in society to want to make a change, just like Martin Luther King did.

Activity 2:


Today we would like you to become artists and create a piece of art work, which sends a message against injustice.
 

Anonymous street artist Banksy decided to express his position on the current events that have caused the BLM movement. As a response to Floyd’s death, Banksy uploaded an art piece on his social media.


The artwork depicts a frame with a black shadow figure, white lilies and an American flag, which is being set on fire by a candle.
 

You can see the image and read about it here on Newsround


https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/52955451


• What different elements can you see in the art?
• Why do you think Banksy has included these?
• What colours had he used? Why has he chosen these colours?
• What message is he trying to convey?

 

Consider these points when you are creating your own piece of art.

Activity 3:


Read the following poem The British by Benjamin Zephaniah.


https://benjaminzephaniah.com/rhymin/the-british-serves-60-million/
 

As you are reading consider these questions and record your answer in your book or on J2E.


1. Who is the poem about? What nationalities can you see?
2. What words are being used? Do they link to cooking or painting?
3. What does the word justice mean?
4. How would you describe understanding?
5. Where could the poem be set or what country is the author writing about?


We would like you to create your own recipe to promote peace and equality.
 

Think about what ingredients do you need for equality and respect. What will it turn out like – a cake, a pie or something else.

We are looking forward to reading your poems. 

 

Tuesday 23rd June 2020

 

 

Reading 

For the next few weeks, we will be focussing on one fiction story. Log onto Bug Club and read Chapter 1 of Below Deck – A Titanic Story. 

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/resource/535079

Maths 

Here is today's 5 a day 

Well done on your work with ordering and comparing fractions. Your work from yesterday and changing the denominators will help you today. 
Today you will be adding and subtracting fractions with different denominators. Like yesterday, it is much easier to do this when your denominators are the same so you will use your knowledge of multiples to help you find a common denominator.
Watch the video below.
After watching the video, go to your files and complete the correct worksheet for your group.
Your class teacher will give you feedback on your work
.

Literacy:

Before we explore further our literacy work on creating a balanced argument I would like you to learn more about the key features of non-fiction writing.

Click on https://www.educationcity.com/ and complet the units set.

Today we are going to find out a little more about the slave trade.

We are going to use our history skills by analysing some primary resources (pictures, records, first-hand accounts) and using this to learn about the slave trade.

Source 1: Let’s take a look at the first resource. Look carefully at the image and read the information it is giving us. What do you think this is a plan of? What does this tell us about the conditions? Who is being taken and where?

Source 2: The drawing is from a book written by an abolitionist, Mrs. A.M. French, who traveled to Port Royal to work as a teacher among the former slaves in 1862.

What is happening in this picture and what does this tell us about how the slaves were treated?

What do you think Mrs A. M. French’s opinion of slavery is?

Did all British people support slavery? Find out what an abolitionist was.

Source 3: 

How do you think these were used? What part of the body do you think these were used for? What does this tell you about how slaves were treated? Where do you think they were made?

Write your answers to the above questions in your book or type up and upload onto J2e homework. Tomorrow, Mrs Patel will talk you through each resource and give you an explanation of each.

Click on the following links and find out more about the slave trade:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/41777019 Ten-year-old Iggy looked back through his family history and learnt that his relative from Barbados was sold as a slave to a man in Jamaica.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/41433197 Find about what the international day for the Abolition of the Slave Trade is.

Find out as much information as you can about what the slave trade was and how people were treated. This will help you with your literacy work this week.

Afternoon activity: BLM:Inspirational people, who made a stance against injustice

This week you will be looking at the BLM (Black Lives Matter) Movement. Today you will be looking at the inspirational people who were involved in the Bristol bus boycott of 1963 in Bristol, England. They took inspiration from Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement from America (which you studied in year 5). Paul Stephenson and the others involved wanted to make a stand against the injustices which were happening in their home town at that time.

The Bristol bus boycott
Before 1965 and the establishment of the Race Relations Act in the UK, there was nothing in law to prevent racial discrimination when hiring people for jobs.
In 1963, the Bristol Omnibus Company refused to employ any Black or Asian workers. There was an outcry, leading to a four-month boycott before the bar on applicants of colour was lifted. The boycott, led by members of the West Indian community, was inspired by the refusal of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks to give up her seat on a segregated bus in Alabama, USA, in 1955.
Prof Andrews said: “ It was perfectly legal before the Race Relations Act to not hire someone if they were Black or Asian. Black people were told passengers wouldn’t feel safe riding with them and that other people wouldn’t want to work with them. There was nothing anyone could do.”
The boycott was seen as catalyst for the Race Relations Act to be established.

Click on the link to find out more: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-21525110/bristol-bus-boycott-50-years-on

Activity 1
Compete this quiz about the Bristol bus boycott. You might want to re-watch the clip again to help you answer it.


 

Activity 2
You are going to design a memorial to the Bristol bus boycott. Here is a plaque that was made to remember the event. It has been annotated to help you.
In your memorial you will need to include the 4 parts below. Remember you want to show the event through your picture and words.

Remember to take a photo of your work and email this to your class teacher or upload to J2e. We are really looking forward to seeing your colourful and informative memorials.

Reading

For the next few weeks, we will be focussing on one fiction story. Log onto Bug Club and read Chapter 1 of Below Deck – A Titanic Story.

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/resource/535079


After you have read the chapter, we would like you to summarise what you have read in the form of a comic strip/storyboard in your books. Watch the video below to remind you about summarising. Use the SUM technique to help you choose the main parts!



Remember to send your work to your class email!

Monday 22nd June 2020

Maths

Have a go at your 5-a-day below

This week will be all about fractions. We will be recapping on things we have learnt in school and improving your knowledge of all things fractions.
Today our focus will be on ordering and comparing fractions. This means saying which fraction is bigger or smaller and also ordering more than two fractions in ascending order (smallest to largest) or descending order (largest to smallest).
First, watch the video below that Miss Rice has prepared to help you understand how to change fractions with different denominators. When fractions have the same denominator they become much easier to order and compare.
After watching the video, go to your files and complete the correct worksheet for your group.
Your class teacher will give you feedback on your work.

Literacy:

We star our week with a spelling lesson.  Please log onto Education City at https://www.educationcity.com/  and complete the work on silent letters.

Our inspiration for our literacy this week is focusing on creating a balanced report.

Today our LO: I can research information and take relevant notes.

Click on the video to watch Mrs Patel introduce the lesson.

Let’s take a look at the following image? Who do you think this is? What is happening in this image? Why do you think this is happening?

The statue that is being pulled down is of Edward Colston, a man, who lived in Bristol during the 17th century. His statue was put up in 1895. 

Today, I would like you to research Edward Colston and find out why his statue has been taken down. Click on the following links to research and take notes. This activity will be important for your literacy work this week.

Remember, when you take notes, include the main information and write it down in your own words. Include a bullet point for each note.

https://www.j2e.com/grove-school/J+Bentley+%28grove%29/Lores730.pdf/

This is a First News article. Click on the link and scroll down to page 3 to find out some information about Edward Colston.

https://counteringcolston.wordpress.com/who-was-edward-colston-2/

This website gives more information about Edward Colston. Can you find the difference between fact and opinion?

Write your notes in your book, on a piece of paper or you type them up on j2e. Your teachers will be interested to see your answers for activity 2 so please can you upload these answers to j2e or send us an email. After your research, were you surprised about what you found out about Edward Colston?

Reading:

Today we would like you to read and annotate one of your reading explorers texts: ‘The Tale of Two Cooking Pots’

Watch the video below to remind yourself on how to annotate a piece of text.



Once you have annotated and understood the text, have a go at answering the questions below:


1. Can you think of any other adjectives to describe Kisimba’s character?
2. Is the cracked pot upset by what the perfect pot says?
3. Is Kisimba rich or poor? How do you know this?
4. How might a person be ‘cracked’ or ‘imperfect’?
5. What do you think the moral of this tale is?

 

 

PSHE Afternoon activity.

Begin by watching the clip from the bbc bitesize webpage.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/52813673


Then to click on the following link to last weeks First news.
https://www.j2e.com/grove-school/J+Bentley+%28grove%29/Lores730.pdf/

 

Before reading the newspaper watch Mr Bentley walking through the reporting of the BLM issue.

https://www.j2e.com/grove-school/J+Bentley+%28grove%29/Untitled_+Jun+18%2C+2020+1_32+PM.webm/


Before the children complete the activities children to take time to complete the Forms feedback.



 

Activities:
Option 1: Imagine you are a journalist investigating racism and prejudice in your community or somewhere else in the world.   Create a set of questions that you think will help you discover more about racism, the impact it has on people’s lives and ideas on how the situation can be improved.

 

Option 2: Create a poster promoting social justice and equal treatment for our BAME community
 

Option3: Research the experiences of racism and prejudice of some of this countries most successful BAME personalities:
a) Lewis Hamilton (time formula 1 world champion)
b) Leona Lewis (Award winning singer and songwriter)
c) Marcus Rashford (Manchester United and England International footballer)
d) John Boyega (Star Wars)

 

What lessons can we learn from their experiences?  How can we start tackling the problem?

Friday 19th June 2020

Reading:  

Well done to all the children in Year 5 that completed the summary exercise and the venn diagrams.  

Today we want to introduce you to our third example of a non-fiction text.  This time it’s a biography about Barak Obama. 

You can either log onto Collins Connect to read or listen to the text on Barak Obama.  Then complete the online activities.

If you can't access Colins Connect then click here to access the text and then complete the Forms activity.

 

 

Extension activity: Write a set of questions that you need to ask someone if you were preparing to write their biography.  Why don't you use them to find out more about the life of a friend or family member.

Literacy

Your task today is to show of everything you have learned about using adverbs this week.

Gazelles & Tigers
Today you will write a set of instructions for how to make the blueberry pancakes (or something else you have cooked). Try and improve on the other set of instructions we did earlier in the week. To do this you might have two adverbs in each instruction. You might also use commas in a list or use some of your year 5/6 spellings. Miss Rice has done an example of a bacon sandwich. You can see the adverbs highlighted in yellow.

Lions & Zebras

Imagine you are the blueberries that went into your pancakes yesterday. Today, your job is to write a short paragraph about your experience of being cooked. Don’t worry if you haven’t made them yet, you can use a different example of something you have cooked during lockdown.
Miss Rice has done an example of a bacon sandwich.

Your teacher will give you feedback on your work. 

Maths

Starter: Go to J2Blast and play Times table blast. Try to practise you 7, 8 and 9 times tables.

Activity:

 

Daily Challenge:

 

Art & Design

Look at the blurb and front cover of our class novel Alex Rider: Stormbreaker. 

They told him his uncle died in an accident. He wasn't wearing his seatbelt, they said. But when fourteen-year-old Alex finds his uncle's windshield riddled with bullet holes, he knows it was no accident. What he doesn't know yet is that his uncle was killed while on a top-secret mission. But he is about to, and once he does, there is no turning back. Finding himself in the middle of terrorists, Alex must outsmart the people who want him dead. The government has given him the technology, but only he can provide the courage. Should he fail, every child in England will be murdered in cold blood.

 

Your job today is to design a new front cover for the novel. Think about what you will include in your design that captures elements of the story. Try and make your front cover fit the genre of the story as well. 

 

Thursday 18th June 2020

Reading:

Continuing our non-fiction week today we explore a different type of non-fiction text, a newspaper.

Before you explore the newspaper for yourself and complete the activities please have a look at this video.

 

Click the link to view First News https://www.j2e.com/grove-school/J+Bentley+%28grove%29/Lores730.pdf/

If you're a Zebra, Lion or Tiger then complete this summarising activity (content domain 2c)

If you're a Gazelle please complete the following summarising activity (2c):

Extension activity: Draw a venn diagram exploring what the similarities and differences are between your Sharks book and a newspaper.

Follow-up questions: Based on the text ,who do you think is the intended audience?  How do you know?  Why do you think people read newspapers?  Where can you access a newspaper?

Literacy 

We have been so impressed with how well you can identify and use your own adverbs this week. Today we are going to use our sentence escalator to improve sentences using a variety of adverbs. Look at the example below.

Now you do the same for the following sentences:

-The wind blew
-The cat came through the cat flap
-The chair was empty
- the pencil broke.

Extension: See if you can add a relative clause into your sentences.

Maths

5 a day:

 

Activty: Today you will be completing a 5 stage Investigation. Have a look at the video below of Miss Rice going through each step. You may need to watch this more than once and you can always refer back to it while completing today's work. 

 

5 stage investigation: 

Miss Rice is building houses out of matchsticks. One house has 5 matchsticks. 

When the houses are side by side, they look like this:

How many matchsticks will Miss Rice need to build 24 houses?

Extension: Miss Husn has 113 matchsticks. How many houses can she build?

 

Food technology

From our Teams calls this week, yourteachershave found out that lots of you have been cooking or baking during lockdown. Below you will find a video of Miss Rice making blueberry pankcakes. Your challenge is to have a go at making these over the weekend and you can share your experience in next week's Teams call. Remember to get an adult to help you. Your ingredients are:

- 200g self-raising flour

- 1 tsp baking powder

- 1 egg

- knob of butter

-300ml of milk

-150g pack of blueberries (you can be creative and use whatever fruit you like).

Wednesday 17th June 2020

Literacy

So far this week, you have listed different types of adverbs and used them in a set of instructions. Today will test your knowledge so far and see if you you can have a go at organising and identifying adverbs into their different categories. We are going to focus on three categories today and you will create your own sentences using the adverbs provided. Try and challenge yourself to use more than one adverb in a sentence and make them complex, year five sentences. You may also want to use adverbs in different positions in a sentence and not just the beginning. Here are some examples of the standard of sentences that your class teachers expect:

- Outside, I could see the children playing happily with their new, expensive toy.
- I could see the children playing happily together outside with their new, expensive toy.
- I could see the children playing happily together with their new expensive toy outside.
You will find your work in your files section.

Reading:

Today we complete our non-fiction text all about Sharks.  Well done to those who not only completed the Bug Club questions but created their Top Trump cards.

Let's remind ourselves about what we have discovered about features in a non-fiction text by watching this video.  Click here.

Now read through the final sections and answer all the questions.

Finally complete the book review and complete the quiz below.

Maths

Activity: In preparation for our 5 stage investigation tomorrow, we would like you to complete a worksheet on Function Machines to practise finding the nth term. Go to your shared files on your BGFL and find the word file called: Year 5 Function Machines. You could share your answers on J2e5 or write them in your Maths book, take a picture and send them to the class email. Good Luck!

 

https://www.j2e.com/grove-school/I+Husn+%28grove%29/Year+5+Function+Machines.docx/

Daily Challenge: 

 

 

Science

So far this week you have looked at gravity and push forces. Today you will be learning about a force called air resistance. Watch the video below:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zsjd7ty


You will be looking at the theories of two famous philosophers Aristotle and Galileo and testing their theories through an experiment. You will be testing how fast things fall from a height and if heavier things fall faster.

Your experiment can be found in your files. Don’t forget to save your work and send any photographs to your class teacher.

 

Tuesday 16th June 2020

Maths 

Starter: Function Machine

Can you work out the rule for this function machine?

Click on your files on BGFL for differentied function machines.

This will get you ready for our 5-stage investigation later.

Activity: Log onto MyMaths and complete the activity on Division Remainders.
Daily Challenge:

 

Literacy

Well done on coming up with so many wonderful adverbs yesterday. This will really help you to add description to your writing this week. Make sure you refer back to your list for the rest of your learning this week.

Today, we would like you to write a set of instructions on how to carry out your investigation from yesterday. Remember to use as many adverbials as possible and make your instructions clear for your reader.
Your class teacher will give you feedback on your work.

Reading

I saw some amazing posters yesterday with their top 5 facts that they had learned about sharks.  Well done everyone.

Today please read pages 10 to 19 and answer all the questions. https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?e=-1&c=0

Extension: Create 3 Top Trump cards that compare three different types of sharks.  Think of the categories that you could use, for exasmple length, weight, To help here's another great website you can use to research at https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/animals-and-nature/fish/sharks/

Science

Today you will be learning about a different force called gravity. Watch the video by clicking on the link below.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf66fg8
For today’s experiment, we would like you to investigate how you can act against gravity. Your job is to blow some bubbles and use a variety of methods to try and keep the bubbles in the air for as long as possible without touching them. You might use straws, homemade paper fans, electric fans or a hairdryer.
After trying out the different objects, draw a labelled diagram, including different sized force arrows, to show what happens when you blow on a bubble. So your diagram might look something like this.

Make sure to save your work and your class teacher would love to see some photographs of you completing this experiment.

Monday 15th June 2020

Literacy

This week we are going to look at how we can improve our sentences to add more detail and make them more descriptive. This helps a reader to picture in their ‘mind’s eye’ what it is you are writing about.

A great way to add detail to our writing is to use adverbials. These are words or phrases which show us where something is, when it is happening, how often it happens, how it is happening (manner) and how much something is happening (degree). Your job today is to brainstorm as many adverbs as you can and then use your list to help you improve sentences. You will find your activity in your files section on BGFL. Save your work and your teacher will give you feedback.

Reading:

This week is a non-fiction week in reading.

Click onto https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0&l=0 

Read pages 2 - 9 exploring the life of Sharks.Answer all the questions.

Extension: Create a poster expressing 5 facts that you have discovered in your reading today.

Maths:

Starter: Function Machine

Can you work out the rule for this function machine?

Input Output
5 21
2 12
8 30
6 24
3 15

Activity: For the next two days, we would like you to focus on your division skills. Login to your MyMaths and go through the lesson before completing the activity.

Science 

This week we will be looking closely at our Forces topic. First, watch this clip on push and pull forces.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zch4wxs
Now we would like you to set up an experiment. Choose a range of household objects, of different sizes and weights. Using a flat surface, test each item and order then from which item needs the most push force to move across the table.
Write a short summary of your investigation in your book or on j2e and send it to your teacher.

 

Friday 12th June 2020

Today's Team meetings:

Here is a link to the instructions to help you log into the Teams meeting.  Remember there should be an adult with you when you are working online. https://www.j2e.com/grove-school/J+Bentley+%28grove%29/Instructions+for+children+on+how+to+access+teams+1.pdf/

5 Yellow

2:00pm today: Liya, Shamrin, Tanisha, Mehrab, Manmeet, Mohammed

2:30pm today: Maria Larisa, Penny, Amaan, Kyh’shayn, Haris, Balkaran, Heaven

Literacy

Today you have another 9 letter challenge and start and ends activity. So far this week, the longest word we have had for the 9 letter challenge has been 5 letters long and we have had words like microscopical and brokenhearted for start and ends. See if you can beat this today!

Reading: 

Using this weeks First News (05-11 June) Click here. Complete the sheet below. Don't forget to post a photo, send an email or write your answers on BGFL.

 

 

Maths:

Answers to yesterdays 5 a day:

1. 4.5 x 10 = 45

2. 987 ÷ 10 = 98.7

3. 55.7 x 100 = 5570

4. 0.05 x 10= 0.5

5. 2.93 ÷ 10 = 0.293

Activity:

Log onto MyMaths and complete the activity: Long Multiplication

 

11th June 2020

Literacy 

For today's literacy you have a 9 letter challenge to complete. Do your best to find words that are longer than 3 or 4 letters.

You also have another start and ends activity to complete. Yesterday the longest word created was Microscopical which is 11 points. See if you can beat this today!

Lastly, see if you can create your own literacy challenge like the challenges this week. The best ones will make it on to the school website!

Reading:

For today's reading you'll need to see this weeks First News (05 -11 June).  To do that click here: http://web.grove.bham.sch.uk/first-news-online-editions

 

Then complete this sheet in your books and send a photo of your completed work or write your answers on J2e5 or on Word and email it to us.

Maths:

Answers to yesterdays 5 a day:

1. 2.5 x 100 = 250
2. 668 ÷ 10 = 66.8
3. 4.46 x 1000 = 4460
4. 0.02 x 100 = 2
5. 3.39 ÷ 10 = 0.339

Todays 5 a day:

1. 4.5 x 10 =
2. 987 ÷ 10 = 
3. 55.7 x 100 = 
4. 0.05 x 10= 
5. 2.93 ÷ 10 = 0.339

Activity:

Log onto MyMaths and complete the activity: Short and Long Multiplication

https://app.mymaths.co.uk/1719-homework/short-and-long-multiplication

 

 

Music activity: Now it's time to put all your work together.  You've designed a superhero, created a set and worked on your lyrics.  Now try performing it to your family.  Don't forget to email or photo each of the activities and send it to us.  http://web.grove.bham.sch.uk/music-home-learning-activities

Wednesday 10th June 2020

 

5 Yellow's Teams meetings 

Team A –1:00pm

Sukhneet, Rayna, Shehreen, Noor, Eshaal, Zeeshan, Ibrahim

Team B - 1:30 

Rayyan, Theo, Mikail, Moses, Tahmid, Israr, Armaan

Here's the instructions to help you log on: 

https://www.j2e.com/grove-school/J+Bentley+%28grove%29/Instructions+for+children+on+how+to+access+teams+1.pdf/

5 Green's Teams Meeting

Team A- 1:00PM

Amrit, Rahaf, Maira, Angela, Sali, Ryan, Armaan

Team B- 2:00PM

Hrithik, Ayaan, Gurvinder, Reegan, Saabrin, Areeba, Khairiah 

Literacy

Today you have two slightly different challenges from yesterday. The first is called the 9 letter challenge. your aim is to make as many wordsas possible with the letters provided. Try and challenge yourself to make words with more than 3 letters.

The second challenge is called start and ends. You must try and make a word beginning and ending with the letters below. Complete each chilli challenge for each set of letters. So you should complete challenge 1,2 and 3 for the letters s and s. Then the same for g and n etc. 

Lastly, log into bug club and complete the word origins activity. Today's work should prepare youto do well in this activity.

Reading:  Complete Savitri's Tale by reading the final story and answering ALL the questions.

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?e=-1&c=0

Then write a review of the book:  Which was your favourite story and why?  Who would you recommend this book to and why?  What were the lessons you learned from each story?

 

Music activity:  After creating your superhero move onto designing your set for you mini opera.  If you have completed that beging to either:

a) Write your own lyrics for your superhero.

or

b) Write a verse about your superhero that you can sing to the tune 'Honk, honk, crash, beep' https://vimeo.com/425070356

You can find the music resources here: http://web.grove.bham.sch.uk/music-home-learning-activities

Maths

5 a day

1. 2.5 x 100 =
2. 668 ÷ 10 =
3. 4.46 x 1000 =
4. 0.02 x 100 =
5. 3.39 ÷ 10 =

Activity: 

Log onto MyMaths and complete the activity: Multiply Triple Digits


https://app.mymaths.co.uk/135-homework/multiply-triple-digits

Tuesday 9th June 2020

Reading:

So what did you discover about Anthony Horrowitz?  Today please carry on reading Savitri's tale and read the next story, The Gorgon's head on page 19.

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0&l=0

Answer ALL the bug questions.

Think about what similarities and differences were there between the first story and this one.

Literacy 

We were really impressed with your creativity with yesterday's literacy activities. Have a go a today's word chain and Lipogram. Try and use words that are not used as examples below.

When you have completed them, log into Bug Club and complete today's dictionary skills activitiy. 

Maths

Before completing your work today, the answers for yesterday’s arithmetic test are below. Make sure you mark your test and let your teacher know what score you achieved.

This week, we are focussing on multiplication. Log onto MyMaths and complete the acitivty: Multiply Double Digits.

https://app.mymaths.co.uk/134-homework/multiply-double-digits

Answers to yesterday's arithmetic test:

1. 396
2. 70
3. 9
4. 3650
5. 6/7
6. 16
7. 252
8. 10
9. 22,000
10. 12
11. 2/6 or 1/3
12. 1200
13. 860
14. 27/11 or 2 5/11
15. 142
16. 623
17. 1764
18. 9928
19. 29/9 or 3 2/9
20. 6698

Music activity: 

Please visit the Music page on the Grove shool website: http://web.grove.bham.sch.uk/music-home-learning-activities

Start with the Welsh National Opera Activity 1 Which is to create a superhero who will be the main character of your 'mini' opera.  

 

Monday 8th June 2020

Literacy 

Today you have three activities to complete. Complete the two activities below on J2E5 or in your home learning book and email them to your class teacher. Have a go at all three 'chilli challenges'.

When you have completed the two activities above, log into Bug Club and complete the Theasaurus Skills game. 

Reading:

Today we start a new book called Savitri's Tale and other Heroic Stories. 

Click here for the link: https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0&l=0

Read the first story only and answer ALL the bug questions.

After you've read the first story find out what other books Anthony Horowitz has written.

Maths

For Maths, we would like to start this week off with a quick arithmetic test. Go to your shared files and click on the document called Year 5 Arithmetic Test. Write your answers onto a file in J2e5 or in your books, ready to mark tomorrow when the answers are posted.

If you cannot find the file in your shared files, follow the link below: 

https://www.j2e.com/grove-school/I+Husn+%28grove%29/Year+5+Arithmetic+Test.pdf/

Good Luck!

 

Friday 5th June 2020

 

​Literacy: 

​Today there are 2 activities for you to complete on bug club. One is spelling, the other is grammar. We look forward to seeing how you get on! 

​When you have finished these, have a look at one of the pieces of writing you have done this week and chose one to edit and improve. Make sure you check the tenses, correct punctuation and it makes sense. Also refer back to your planning sheet you completed on Tuesday and check you have used all the features.

 

Maths

Here's today's 5-a-day maths:

 

For the answers to yesterdays division with remainders just click here.

Today we are going to multiply fractions using integers.  Do the lesson on Mymaths and complete the homework.

https://app.mymaths.co.uk/5779-lesson/starting-to-multiply-fractions

Reading

Today's book foucs is The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson. Use your prediction and inferences skills to answer the questions. remember to take in as much detail as you can from the front cover and blurb before answering the questions. You will find today's work in your files and you can submit it on j2e5 or email it to your class teacher. 

Art:

Today we would like you to have a think about what materials or equipment you may need to create your Egyptian Death Mask. What could you use for the base? Will you need glue or selotape? You could even make your mask out of recycled materials! 

Spend today collecting the materials you may need and think about about the steps you are going to take when you make your mask next week. We are very excited to see them!

Thursday 4th June 2020

Reading

Today's book focus is on The Boy at the Back of the Class and Bubble Boy. You will need to think carefully about the feelings of the main characters and use your inference skills to explain why they are feeling that way. You will find today's work in your files and you can submit it on J2E5 or email it to your class teacher. 

 

Literacy: Imagine someone responded to advertisement about your gadget and wanted to buy it.  Write a paragraph describing the character in detail (appearance, how they talked, walked etc) who bought the gadget and explain how that character is going to use your gadget.

 

Maths:  Here's today's 5-a-day.

 

Click here to find the answers to yesterdays work.  Let the teacher know what you scored.

Watch yesterdays video again : https://vimeo.com/413577975

Complete the White Rose work sheet on division with remainders. Click here.

Art

L.O. I can design and annotate my own Egyptian death mask.

Using your annotations yesterday, we would like you to design your very own Egyptian death mask. Draw what it is going to look like and annotate it in detail.

You could then upload your work to J2e5 or send it to the class email.

Wednesday 3rd June 2020

Reading 

Today your book focus for your prediction and inference skills is The Nowhere Emporium by Ross McKenzie. It might be a good idea to think about the meaning of the word emporium before beginning your work. The word document can be found in my files and you can submit your work on J2e5 or email it to your class teacher. 

 

​Literacy: 

Today in literacy we would like you to use your features you identified yesterday and the examples you came up with to write the first draft of your piece of writing advertising and persuading someone to buy your gadget. We look forward to reading all about your fanctastic gadgets!

Maths:

Here's the answers to yesterdays work on multiplying 3 digits by 2 digits.  Let your teachers know your scores.  Click here.

Here's today's 5-a-day

 

Today we look at dividing using short division.  Take a look at the video from White Rose Hub first.

Dividing with short division: https://vimeo.com/413577975

Then complete todays work by clicking here.   

We will post the answers tomorrow so you can mark the work yourself.

Art:

For your Art project this term, you will be creating an Egyptian Death Mask!


Go through the presentation to learn more about Egyptian Burial Masks.


https://www.slideshare.net/LRoseH/egyptian-burial-masks


Activity: Find an Egyptian death mask and annotate it, using careful observations. Think about the colours or the shape the artists have used. Think about the headdress, the exaggerated eyebrows or even the differences between the masks of men and women.

​Tuesday 2nd June 2020

Reading

Today you will be looking more at our novel of the term Alex Rider. You will make predictions based on the front cover, blurb and part of chapter one from the book. Remember to give as much information as possible when making predictions and give reasons to back up your thoughts. You will find you work in your files and you can submit this on j2e5 or email your work to your class teacher

 

​Literacy: 

Grammar:
Today’s grammar involves looking at similes and metaphors. Follow the online lesson below and make a list of some similes or metaphors that would describe your gadget.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z4nybdm


Writing:
Today you are going to look at the features of persuasive writing and begin to think about planning your piece of writing. Use the videos and articles below to learn all about the features of a persuasive piece of writing. When you have done that create the table below and fill in the left side with an example you could use in your persuasive piece about your gadget.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zv7fqp3/articles/zr8cmfr

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/english-ks1-ks2-how-to-write-a-persuasive-text/zkcfbdm*

 

Maths:

Please let us know how you got on in yesterday's arithmetic test. Here's today's 5-a-day:

 

Carrying on our work from yesterday please watch this video from the White Rose Hub:

https://vimeo.com/413579403

Then completer the White Rose HUb sheet Multiplying 3 digits by 2 digits.  Click here!

I'll post the answers tomorrow so that you can mark and send me your scores.

History: Ancient Egyptians

L.O. I can describe the importance of the River Nile.

The River Nile is the longest river in the world and it was very important for the survival of the Ancient Egyptians. Before continuing with today’s activity, can you think of why the river would be so important? Use what you learnt yesterday to brainstorm some ideas.

Activity:

Use the following websites and videos to research about the Nile, thinking about why it was so important for the Ancient Egyptians.


Create a poster, all about ‘The River Nile’ on J2e5 or at home, using the research you have found.


http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/egypt/nile.htm


https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/geography/physical-geography/nile-river-facts/


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

 

Monday 1st June 2020

Maths:

We start our new term with a maths test.  Click here!  Give yourself 25 minutes.  The answers are included so if you are serious about learning and improving don't look at them till after.

We start revising our work on multiplication and division.  Click onto my maths but only do pages 1 and 2 of the lesson and question 1 of the homework. https://app.mymaths.co.uk/1713-lesson/long-multiplication

 

Reading

This week you will be using your prediction and inference skills to answer questioins based on the front cover of a book. The front cover and blurb can tell you a lot about a book and it is what the author's use to grab the reader's attention. In your files section you will find a word document with two books and questions to answer about these books. Do this on j2e5 or in your home learning book and send it to your class teacher.  

​Literacy:

Grammar:
Learn all about modal verbs using

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/znd26v4


You never know they might come in handy in this week’s writing.
Complete the sentences below, fill the gaps using the modal verbs in the bubbles.

 

Writing:


This week we will be advertising a gadget that Alex Rider could use.
Some of you may know who Alex Rider is. For those who don’t, explore the website
https://alexrider.com/  to learn more.

Today you will be designing a gadget that Alex or another MI6 agent could use. Learn all about how Anthony Horrowitz (the author) designed and came up with some of the gadgets Alex uses.


https://alexrider.com/mi6-datafiles/gadgets/
 

Design your gadget and make sure you label your design and think about its purpose. Remember tomorrow you will be advertising this so try to make it as exciting as possible.

History: Ancient Egyptians 

L.O. I can identify the differences between life in the Ancient Egyptians and today.

In History this term, we will be learning all about the achievements of the Egyptians.

Today we would like you to learn a little bit about life in Ancient Egypt. Watch the video below and then complete the activity, either on J2e5 or in your books! 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02mrbtv


Activity: Create a table, highlighting some of the differences between life in ancient Egypt and life today.

 

 

Friday 22nd May 2020

Reading

Today it is your turn to create a Storyteller’s profile. Pick your favorite authour and do some research on them. Put together a short fact file which includes where and when they were born, a timeline of their life, some interesting facts and anything else you think a reader would want to know. Use what you have read this week for inspiration. You can present this however you like.

 

Literacy
Today’s Literacy task is all about editing and improving.

We want you to think carefully about the editing skills we use in school:
- Adding things in that will help your writing to flow.
- Takeaway and replace to help your work sound more sophisticated.
- Read aloud to check punctuation
- Use your understanding of spelling rules to check your spelling.

Today we would like you to edit and improve your whole story and write up a finished version. You may want to think how your sections you already have fit together and think carefully about how to help these sections flow into another. We look forward to reading your finished versions.

 

 

Maths

Here's the answers to yesterdays work on regular and irregular polygons.  Click here

Here's todays 5-a-day maths:

 

Before we do some reason in and prblem solving question first look at this clip https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zt7xk2p/articles/z247tv4

Then click here for further investigatio: https://www.mathsisfun.com/definitions/net.html

Finally complete this reasoning sheet:

Geograpy

 

Please send in your answers via J2message, J2e5, Word document or Photo via email.

 

Thursday 21st May 2020​

Reading

Today’s author focus is on J. K. Rowling. Read pages 25- 31 of Storyteller's on Bug Club and answer the bugs on pages 29 and 31.
Now visit J. K. Rowling’s magical Harry potter at home page below:
https://www.wizardingworld.com/collections/crafting-magic
Explore the website and have a go at one of the crafting ideas. You might choose to draw your very own Bowtruckle or make your own Hogwart’s house bookmark or sorting hat. Be creative- if you don't have many craft resources you might do an annotated drawing in your home learning book or you could make a set of instruction. 

There are also lots of quizzes and games for fans of the Harry Potter books and for those that haven’t read it, you can create your own account and listen to celebrities read the first book in the series – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
Submit any craft work on J2E so your teacher can award some stars.

Literacy


Grammar:
Complete the Bug Club activity on Degrees of possibility.


Writing:
Some great, exciting writing yesterday, well done! Remember to go back and read your writing out loud. Is there any missing punctuation, think carefully about editing your work and making it flow better using a range of openers.


Following the excitement and high intensity of yesterday’s writing. You need to calm down the atmosphere as you end your story. Maybe your character is heading home, maybe they have found safety for the night, maybe they have been rescued. Whatever your end to your story is we look forward to reading it!

 

Maths

Here's the answers to yesterday's angles work: Click here!

Here's today's 5-a-day.

Before you start your maths work on recognising regular and irregular polygons have a look at this video.  Click here.

Now try the activity sheet by clicking here.

Remember to message your teacher with your results

French 

Bonjour!

For French this week, we want you to learn how to ask someone how they are feeling and how to respond by telling them how you are feeling.

Click on the link below or go to your shared files to find the lesson presentation, which should be called: Emotions in French.

https://www.j2e.com/grove-school/I+Husn+%28grove%29/French/

You could also click on the French tile on your BGFL, which has a link to a website with more emotions.

Once you have learnt some, write a sentence telling your teachers how you are feeling today on your J2e5. 

 

Wednesday 20th May 2020

Reading

Today’s author focus is on Anthony Horowitz. Read page 18- 24 of Storytellers on Bug Club and answer the bugs on pages 20 and 24.

Now follow Horwitz’ simple steps for turning an ordinary situation into a suspenseful adventure.
STEP 1: Write a paragraph describing the room where you are now sitting.
STEP 2: Now rewrite your paragraph, but make the room dangerous. Be imaginative! Try to avoid easy choices, like a ticking bomb or a scorpion on the shelf.
STEP 3: Now write another paragraph describing how you get out of the room without being harmed.
STEP 4: Take your two paragraphs and flesh them out in a comic strip.
You can do this on j2e5 or in your home learning book, but remember to email it to your class teacher.

Literacy
Spelling
Complete the spelling activity on –tious and –cious endings on bug club.


Writing
Wow! Some great cliff hangers, well done everyone. Today you are writing the main event section of your story. You need to follow on from the cliff hanger with some high intensity action. This may be a battle between your character and the alien, or a short mini adventure the alien takes your character on. Think how best to create atmosphere in your writing. How is your character feeling? How can you show this to your reader?

For example instead of saying:
 

Brian was nervous.


You could say:
 

Beads of sweat ran like drops of rain down my forehead, my hands were clammy as I reached towards my shield and as I slowly took a step forward I inhaled slowly trying to steady the trembles through my body.
 

This would give your reader a much better idea of how your character feels.
We look forward to reading what happens in your story today.

Geography

L.O. I can describe a glacier and understand how it shapes the land.

A glacier is a persistent body of dense ice that is constantly moving under its own weight.

Below is a picture of a glacier in Greenland.

Using what you know already, can you predict where you would find most glaciers in the world?

Below is a map of all the glaciers in the world, can you identify the countries or continents they could be found in? Were your predictions correct?

Activity:

Today we would like you to use your research skills to create a fact sheet on Glaciers. Think about where you find them? Are there different types of glaciers? How are they created? And more! Present your fact sheet on J2e5 or in your home learning books and ask an adult to email it to your teacher.

Some helpful links:

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/earth/glaciers/what-is-glacier/

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/geography/physical-geography/glaciers/

 

Tuesday 19h May 2020

Maths:

Well done for those who completed their 5-aday on Forms yesterday. Most of you did really well.

Here's the answers to yesterdays work 'angles on a straight line'. 

 

Today's 5-aday maths

 

Finally, todays work carries on from yesterdays as we focus on calculating lengths and angles in shapes.  Click on the link below:

https://www.j2e.com/grove-school/J+Bentley+%28grove%29/Y5+Summer+Block+2+WO7+Calculating+lengths+and+angles+in+shapes+2020.pdf/

I'll share the answers to this tomorrow - please send your teachers a message with your scores.

Reading 

Today our author focus is on Michael Morpurgo. Read pages 11- 17 and answer the bugs on page 14.
Use what you have read on Bug Club and the resource in your files to answer the Michael Morpurgo comprehension on J2Forms below. Remember you can read the text as many times as you like and use it to help you answer the questions.

 

 

​Literacy


Grammar:
Log in to bug club and complete the activity on commas.


Writing:
We really enjoyed reading your openings to your science fiction stories. One thing we did notice is that some of you need to have a read through and check for missing punctuation. Use what you learned in today’s grammar activity to add some commas in to your work, read it aloud to someone at home and see if you can spot where there should be some punctuation.


Today your character is going to venture out into the planet Pandora. Leaving behind the safety of the spaceship, think carefully how you will create tension as your character explores the strange new world. What do they need? Think about what they could be looking for, food, water, something to repair the spaceship. Remember to keep up the great description as your character explores. What can they see, hear, smell, taste? Right at the very end of your section your character is going to come face to face with an alien from the planet Pandora so think about where your story will go tomorrow, will this be a friendly alien or not so friendly? Wait until tomorrow to reveal that to us – try to keep us on a cliff hanger at the end of today’s writing.

Maths

Here are the answers to the arithmetic test.

Here are the answers to the Angles worksheet.

https://www.j2e.com/grove-school/J+Bentley+%28grove%29/Y5+Summer+Block+2+ANS1+Measuring+angles+in+degrees+2020.pdf/

 

Today's 5-a-day

 

 

Today's work is all about angles on a straight line.

Before doing the activity click here to watch a video.

Now click on this to get started: https://www.j2e.com/grove-school/J+Bentley+%28grove%29/Y5+Summer+Block+2+WO5+Calculating+angles+on+a+straight+line+2020.pdf/

Please message your teachers with yesterdays arithmetic score and your mark  on the angles.

Daily Challenge: Online Safety

LO: I can look after my own wellbeing and consider that of others when using chatrooms

Yesterday we looked at how messages can be misinterpreted by others and how you could write a clear message to avoid misunderstandings and people getting hurt.

Today we are going to explore how to look after your own wellbeing and that of others when using online messaging. 

What does the term wellbeing mean? The word wellbeing means to feel happy, healthy and safe, this is particularly important when using the internet and online messaging groups. 

Looking after your own wellbeing

When using social media and online messaging, it is important that you look after yourself and notice when something isn’t going right for you. 

Take a look at the following video to learn how to look after your own wellbeing when you are using online messaging and social media.

https://thekidshouldseethis.com/post/bbc-own-it-digital-wellbeing-animations

Activity 1: In this video the boy’s online wellbeing was being affected in lots of different ways. Make a list of the different problems that he was facing and write a solution for each problem.

Looking after the wellbeing of others

Group-chats can be a great way to keep in touch with friends. But they aren't so great if one person is being sent mean messages or is excluded in the group. They may also feel ignored if no one is replying to their messages. So what do you do if you notice this happening? Read the advice in the following web link and watch the video.

https://www.bbc.com/ownit/its-personal/nasty-group-chat?collection=need-answers

https://www.bbc.com/ownit/the-basics/supporting-your-friends-online

Activity 2: Read the following scenarios carefully. Your task is to write a response to each one of these problems and offer the person some advice, thinking carefully about how you can support the wellbeing of other users.  Complete the form with your answers.

 

What do you do if you have made a mistake and upset someone?

We can all make mistakes from time to time so what can you do if you have upset someone during an online message? Owning up to your mistakes and saying sorry is one of the most important things you can do.

Here is some more useful advice on what to do to make things better.

https://www.childnet.com/young-people/primary/get-answers/what-makes-a-good-online-friend/how-can-i-say-sorry

Being a good online friend

Activity 3: Take the following quiz to check how you can become a good online friend.

https://www.childnet.com/young-people/primary/get-answers/what-makes-a-good-online-friend/quiz-time

Monday 18th May 2020

Reading 

This week we are going to be looking at famous children’s authors. Today our focus will be n Roald Dahl and his novel George’s Marvellous medicine. First you need to read up to page 10 of storytellers on Bug club and complete the bugs on pages 2, 6 and 10.

Next, look at the video below of Miss Rice reading two poem extracts. She will point out techniques that the authors have used including onomatopoeia, alliteration, rhyming couplets and repetition. You then have two activities to complete using the techniques that Roald Dahl used. You will find your activities in your files on BGFL. You can submit your work on J2E5 or email a picture to your class teacher. We are looking for some excellent examples for the curriculum page.

 

​Literacy

Grammar – Relative Clauses
Log in to bug club and complete the activity on relative clauses that has been allocated. 
https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/resource/212603

Writing
This week we are going to be creating a piece of writing in stages. We are going to link with our Science topic and write a science fiction story. Each day you will be adding a section to your story, we will guide you on here to what your section should include.


Section 1 – setting description.
You are going to write your story from the 1st person or a diary entry – this is your choice. You will be an astronaut who has crash landed on the planet Pandora. Go to the website below and scroll down to find the video about Pandora, it is the second video on the web page.
https://www.literacyshed.com/the-sci---fi-shed.html


Today we want you to write a setting description of what you can see as you emerge from your crashed space ship. Think about how to make your piece of writing as descriptive as possible, someone who has not seen the planet should be able to imagine what it is like from your description. Your piece of writing should start:


As I emerged from the wreck, I looked around myself ….


Think about including some of the following to help your writing:
- Lots of adjectives and expanded noun phrases
- Prepositions – describing when something happened or where something is located
- Relative clauses – use what you learned in your grammar lesson

 

 

 

Maths

Today we have maths test rather than our normal 5-a-day.  Give yourself 25mins to do the test.

Today we are exploring angles and rotation of a turn.  Look at this picture to remind yourself of the angles of a turn.

 

Answers will be posted tomorrow for todays maths test and angles work.

Daily Challenge: Online Safety

LO: How can I make sure my online messages are clear and respectful?

This week we are launching J2e Messenger to use with our classes. As part of this, we are going to look at how to stay safe and happy when using online chatrooms.


Using an online chatroom can be a great way to communicate with your classmates and catch up with them while you are at home. You can find out how everyone in your class is; what they have been up to; help each other with the work; and generally it can make you feel happy after having communicated with your friends.


Today and tomorrow you are going to be thinking about how we can use online chatrooms in a safe, sensible and appropriate way, considering the wellbeing of other users and yourselves.
Today we are going to focus on how a tone of a message can be interpreted in different ways and how to write appropriate messages to avoid any misunderstandings.


Activity 1: How do you speak to other children and adults when you are in school? Write a list in your book. Think about body language; facial expression; tone of your voice; the words you would choose.


Think carefully about how chatting to someone face to face at school and chatting to them online can be very different.


Activity 2: Create a table showing the differences between chatting to someone in school and chatting to someone online.
Chatting to someone in school Chatting to someone online

 

What problems might occur when chatting to someone online?
Look at the following video and watch what happens when someone misinterprets a message that a friend has sent.


https://www.commonsense.org/education/tlr-ui/modal-collection-video/2496916



It is really important that you think carefully about how you write your messages.


Check Before You Send


Be sure to ask yourself the following questions before sending a message:
1. Would I say this message to someone’s face?
Never send a text, email, comment, or post that you wouldn’t say to someone in person and at school.
2. Did I use capital letters correctly?
            Be careful when using UPPERCASE letters. It can sound like SHOUTING.
     3. Think before sending an emoji.
           You may mean one thing when sending an emoji, however people may interpret it in different way and misread how you are feeling or become upset themselves.
    4. Add some more detail to your message.
        Adding more information can also help them understand what you actually mean.


Click on the following web link for some more useful advice.
https://www.kidscape.org.uk/advice/advice-for-young-people/dealing-with-cyberbullying/think-before-you-post/

Activity 3: How would the following messages be misinterpreted? Re-write the messages, thinking carefully about being respectful, friendly, polite and clear. Remember, they cannot see your facial expressions, read your body language and hear the tone of your voice. Use the check before send list to help you.  Watch the video, where Mrs Patel introduces the task and goes through one example with you.



1. HEY WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?
2. Send me your ideas for the poem.
3. That made me laugh!
4. YOU HAVEN’T MESSAGED ME!
5. Was that your work on the website? That was sick!

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