Year 5

Homework 26th March 2021

Maths:

Log on to MyMaths and complete the homework on decimal number lines.

Reading:

We would like you to read up to chapter 55 of our Class novel The Dog Who Saved The World and answer the questions set for you on chapters 54 and 55. You can find this work on your shared files.

Spelling: 

Tigers, Lions and Zebras: 

  1. Special 
  2. Partial
  3. Torrential
  4. financial
  5. confidential
  6. crucial
  7. facial
  8. initial
  9. commercial
  10. Influential

Gazelles: 

  1. Submerge
  2. Superhero
  3. supermarket
  4. sub-zero
  5. superglue
  6. submit
  7. supervision
  8. subtract
  9. subheading
  10. superstar

 

Homework 19th March 2021

Maths:

Log on to MyMaths and complete the homework on volume of cuboids. 

https://app.mymaths.co.uk/335-homework/volume-of-cuboids

Reading:

We would like you to read up to chapter 41 of our Class novel The Dog Who Saved The World and answer the questions set for you on chapter 26 and 27. You can find this work on your shared files.

Literacy:

Tigers, Lions and Zebras spellings for our spelling test next week are:

Delicious 

malicious 

cautious 

suspicious 

ambitious 

infectious 

precious 

vicious 

nutritious 

superstitious

 

Gazelles spellings for our spelling test next week are:

 

Repeat 

International

Interdepartmental 

Reread 

Return 

Reappear 

Interact 

Internet 

Interrupt

Remember

Homework 12th March 2021

Maths:

Log on to MyMaths and complete the homework on area of rectangles. 

https://app.mymaths.co.uk/266-homework/area-of-rectangles

Reading:

We would like you to read up to chapter 27 of our Class novel The Dog Who Saved The World and answer the questions set for you on chapter 26 and 27. You can find this work on your shared files. 

 

 

 

Self Isolating Year 5 Activities Thursday 11th and Friday 12th March
 

Thursday
English

This week school is celebrating world book day. Think of your favourite part of your favourite book. Where is it set? Write a setting description of the setting. Remember to use loads of description and figurative language to create atmosphere in your writing.

Maths
Follow the online lesson on mymaths https://app.mymaths.co.uk/266-lesson/area-of-rectangles
Complete the online homework on my maths – area of rectangles.


PE:
Complete the Joe Wicks Workout: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoh7OnG2K_0

Friday:
English:

Today school is celebrating world book day.
Please think of your favourite book and write a book review. Show your book review in J2E.

Maths
Today we are recapping adding and subtracting decimals.
Follow the online lesson https://app.mymaths.co.uk/58-lesson/add-and-subtract-decimals
Complete the online lesson – Add and Subtract decimals on mymaths.

 

 

 

 

Timetable for live lessons for the week beginning 11.1.2021

8:45am – 9:15am Reading
9:45am – 10:15am Maths
10:45am – 11:15am Break
11:15am – 11:45am Grammar
12:15pm – 1:15pm Lunch
1:15pm – 1:45pm Thinking Curriculum
2:45pm – 3:15pm Storytime

Reading is FUN! Use the link below to access your free weekly book. This week's book is: 

Starfell - Willow Moss and the Lost Day

 

 

 

https://library.thenational.academy/step-into-a-magical-world-with-dominique-valente/

 

Here are the links to your weekly Guided Reading Audio Books! 

Zebras, Lions and Tigers - A Brush with Trouble

https://www.j2e.com/grove-school/Mr+A+Lucas/A+Brush+with+Trouble+Pages+3-7.webm/

https://www.j2e.com/grove-school/Mr+A+Lucas/A+Brush+with+Trouble+Pages+8-11.webm/

Gazelles – Time and Tide

https://www.j2e.com/grove-school/Mr+A+Lucas/Time+and+Tide+Pages+3-7.webm/

https://www.j2e.com/grove-school/Mr+A+Lucas/Time+and+Tide+Pages+8-11.webm/

HA Green: Attack of the Robot Bunnies

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kGGq8PgqfbC9dhEkNZsMw-02wUIOD56R/view

HA Yellow: Zoom Food

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1HJub0ND1DHVUmdMeeqFCliAv-5qAeiu8/view

 

Friday 5th March 2021

The following activities are for Friday 5th March 2021. If you are returning your laptop tomorrow, read through the activities and make a note of which ones you can complete at home in your book or on paper. For the cooking activity, look through the website and write down the recipe so that you can cook one of the dishes during the weekend.

This week was World Book Day. To celebrate we would like you to complete the activities below.

Guided Reading

Sometimes we wish our favourite books and series would never end! One way to extend the wonder of our favourite books is to read a sequel to the book.

You have the task of writing a blurb for the sequel to your favourite book.

You can plan your blurb using the following ideas:

• Title – what would the title be? How will you link the title to the story?
• Main characters – which characters will reappear in your sequel? Will there be any new characters?
• Setting – will your sequel be set in a new location or will it be set in the previous setting?
• Plot – what problem or dilemma will the characters face in the sequel? How will you capture the reader’s interest to want to read the next book?
• Ending – don’t give too much information. You want to keep the reader interested enough to the want to read the book.

Write the blurb to your sequel and draw the front cover to your new book. We can’t wait to see your designs!

If you are stuck for ideas why not design a cover and write a blurb for the sequel to Journey to Jo’burg? What will happen to Naledi, Tiro and precious Dineo? What challenges will they face growing up under the apartheid of South Africa?

 

Maths:

Today we would like you to collect some data about the books in your house. Firstly, collect 5 or 6 different books from around your house.
1. Using a ruler, measure the height of the books and order them from smallest to largest. You can take a picture to show your results.

2. If you have scales, measure the books and order them from heaviest to lightest.

Secondly, create a chart showing the different types of books in your house. You could sort them by male or female authors using a tally chart or pictogram or a bar graph showing the different types of books. Have a look at Miss Rice’s examples below using Jit5:

 

Literacy: 

As part of World Book Day, we will be writing character descriptions based on the characters we have read about in our new class novel, The Dog Who Saved the World’. Create 4 character cards for different characters. We have been introduced to Dr Pretorius, Georgie, Ramzy, Saskia, Mr Mash, Jessica and the Vicar. Look at the template below to get some ideas on how to organise your character cards. 

Cooking: 

Have a go at making food inspired by famous novels. Have a look through the websites below to get some inspiration or feel free to search for your own. Don't forget to email your teacher any pictures or upload them onto your BGFL files. 

Harry Potter Owl Cupcakes! 

    

http://https://whereismyspoon.co/owl-cupcakes-with-oreos-chocolate-cupcakes-and-buttercream-frosting/

Charlotte's Web Cookies!

https://realfood.tesco.com/step-by-step/how-to-make-spider-cookies.html 

The Twits Spaghetti!

https://thehappyfoodie.co.uk/recipes/wormy-spaghetti-from-roald-dahls-the-twits

Art and Design: 

Design and create your own book mark using household items. You can be as creatve as you like! Look at the examples below to help you get started. 

Thursday 4th March 2021

Literacy: 

Look back at your writing that you completed yesterday. For the first 10 minutes of the lesson, edit your work using the 'Add, Takeaway, Replace' method. Then, have a go at writing your points against paragraph and conculsion. Read the good example below and think about what features and Year 5 writing targets have been used. Make a list of linking words that you can use in your writing. Type your work under your two paragraphs from yesterday. 

On the other hand, it can be said that this idea is not suitable for such young children: longer days means more hours of learning. As the school day goes by, children begin to feel increasingly tired, which affects concentration. For example, the typical attention span for a Year 5 child is between 20 and 50 minutes. However, if the child is tired or hungry, this number can decrease dramatically. Shorter, sharper lessons are better for children as they can give their best concentration. Following on from this is the point that children are already under immense stress and pressure as a result of lockdown. Making school days longer and holidays shorted will only add to the dangerous, worrying stress levels that many children are facing. It is vital for the government to think about the addition stress that longer days will have on children: they may begin to feel overwhelmed by the amount of learning they need to do and the fear of not making enough progress.

Having considered both sides of the argument, there are several reasons for why or why not school days should increase and holidays decrease. Having said this, the potential negative impact of this government idea on children’s mental health and wellbeing outweighs the possibility of children catching up on lost learning. Therefore, to answer the question, the government should not introduce this idea to schools across the United Kingdom.

 

Guided Reading

Read Chapters 12 and 13 of The Dog Who Saved the World. These have been shared with you in shared files previously.

Then answer the questions in the activity below. You can edit it in J2E.

Wednesday 3rd March 2021

Literacy: 

Look back at your balanced argument planning sheets from last Thursday and Friday. Today you will be writing your introduction and points for paragraph. Read the good example below and think about what features and Year 5 writing targets have been used. After this, use J2E5 to type your own introduction and points for paragraph. 

Should the government go ahead with their plans to make school days longer and school holidays shorter as a method to help children catch up with their learning?

Undoubtedly, children all around the world have faced significant difficulty with their learning over the last 12 months. School in England have yet to find a way to support their children cope with the effects of the lockdowns, as a result of the spread of Corona virus. There are many advantages and disadvantages to this Government idea. They will be discussed in this balanced argument.

Firstly, it is clear that children’s learning has been deeply affected by the national lockdowns that caused schools to shut; with the absence of face to face teaching, children simply could not access the help and support they need. It is estimated that 65% of all primary aged children have made little to no progress in the time spent learning from home. Longer school days may help children get the help they need to make the progress that teachers expect. Furthermore, children have been out of school for approximately 130 days. This is a large amount of precious, vital school time that has been unfortunately lost. Children (particularly those in Year 6) will have lost many hours of learning which will inevitably impact their performance in SAT’s test. Additional to this is the fact that children have not been able to speak and communicate with their friends; a fact that education professions understand to be the most important in a child’s development. Longer days in school will allow children to spend more time interacting with friends and teachers.

Guided Reading

Zebras

Complete the comprehension for A Brush with Trouble pages 3-11.

Lions and Tigers

Complete the comprehension for A Brush with Trouble pages 3-11.

Gazelles

Complete the comprehension for Time and Tide pages 3-11.

Tuesday 2nd March 2021

Literacy

TLZ Grammar Rule: Using brackets

Look through the presentation below to explore how and why brackets are used in writing. 

Task: 

Complete the worksheet below. 

Gazelles Grammar Rule: Commas after fronted adverbials

Log into yout BGFL shared files to watch a video of your teacher explaining how to identify where to put commas in a sentence that has a fronted adverbial. This video is called Gazelles Grammar video Tuesday 2nd March. 

Task: 

Log into Education City to complete your task named 'Ahead of the game'. 

Guided Reading

Zebras, Lions and Tigers

Read pages 8-11 of A Brush with Trouble.

After reading the text have a go at the activity below. You can edit this in J2E and it has been shared with you in shared files.

Gazelles

Read pages 8-11 of Time and Tide.

After reading the text have a go at the activity below. You can edit this in J2E and it has been shared with you in shared files.

Monday 1st March 2021

Maths

Tiger’s, Lion’s, Zebra’s

5-a-day



Today you will be learning to read two way timetables. These timetables are used to show two related pieces of information. The columns normally show one thing and the rows a different thing. Columns are the vertical boxes and rows are the horizontal boxes.
Complete the activity in your files.


Gazelle’s
5-a-day



Today you will be learning to represent information in charts including pictograms, tally charts and bar graphs. Watch the video in your shared files.
After watching the video, complete the worksheet in your shared files.

Literacy 

TLZ Spelling Rule: i before e, except after c!

The ‘ee’ sound can be made with the letters ‘ie’. However, if the ‘ee’ sound follows a c it becomes ‘ei’.
We can remember this through the rhyme i before e, except after c.

Some examples are:

Relief- ie is used because there is no c before the ee sound.

Receive- ei is used because the ee sound is after the letter c.

Gazelles Spelling Rule: the u sound spelled ou. 

Log into you BGFL shared files to access your spelling rule video. You will be looking at words that have the 'u' sound but is spelled 'ou'. 

Then log into collins connect and complete the activity named 'u sound spelled ou'. 

Guided Reading

Zebras, Lions and Tigers

Read pages 3-7 of A Brush with Trouble.

After reading the text have a go at the activity below. You can edit this in J2E and it has been shared with you in shared files.

Gazelles

Read pages 3-7 of Time and Tide.

After reading the text have a go at the activity below. You can edit this in J2E and it has been shared with you in shared files.

Friday 26th February 2021

Maths
Tiger’s, Lion’s, Zebras
5-a-day


Today you will be using all your knowledge on timetables to complete your own timetable. Have a look at the timetable for your live lessons on the school website. What time does maths start? How long is the break between reading and maths? How long have you got for lunch? If you have intervention after topic for 20 minutes, how long do you have until your next lesson? How long are you online altogether?
Complete the worksheet in your shared files.

 

Gazelles
5-a-day


Watch the video in your shared files.
There are 24hrs in a day, 12 before lunch and 12 after lunch. The day starts at midnight or we can write this as 00:00 because the previous day is over and we are starting a new day so we start from zero. When writing in 24hr clock we always need 4 digits so sometimes we might need to us zeros to help us. We do not use AM or PM when writing in 24hr clock.
Complete the worksheet in your shared files.

Literacy

Today, we will be conducting research to find evidence and facts to support your points for and against making the school day longer to help children catch up with their learning. Complete the sheet below. 

Guided Reading

Read the balanced report about fidget spinners and then answer the questions about the text. This has been shared with you in shared files and can be edited in J2E.

Thursday 25th February 2021

Literacy: 

Today, we will be continuing to explore balanced arguements. 

Watch this video to get some information on how a balanced arguement is constructed and how you can plan your points for and against a question. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zm3nvcw

Task: 

Using a comparison table similar to the one you have looked at in the video above, come up with some points for and against the following question. 

Maths
Tiger’s, Lion’s, Zebra’s

5-a-day


Today you will be learning to complete, read and interpret information in timetables. Look at yesterday’s work to remind you if you are stuck.
Remember to use a number line to work out the difference in times.
Have a go at the activity in your shared files.

Gazelles
5-a-day


Today you will be learning to change analogue to digital clock.
Go through the powerpoint in your shared files. Remember digital clocks need to have 3 or 4 digits and separated by a colon (: ).
Have ago at the worksheet in your shared files.

Guided Reading

Read Chapter 1 of The Dog Who Saved the World by Ross Welford. Then answer the 3 mark question. The text and the activity have been shared with you in shared files.

 

Wednesday 24th February 2021

Maths
Tiger’s, Lion’s, Zebra’s
5-a-day


Today you will be learning about timetables. Think about where you might find timetables: bus stations, train stations and in school.
Pay close attention to the start and finish times of each journey or event.
Complete the worksheet in your shared files.
Gazelles
5-a-day


Think back to Monday’s lesson and using AM and PM. AM means in the morning and PM means afternoon- after midday (12PM). What time is it at midnight? 12AM.
Go through some events and decide if it is AM or PM.
• You go for an early morning run before breakfast. Is it AM or PM?
• You walk the dog and as you are walking the street lights come on? Is it AM or PM?
• You look out of the window and see the sun rising. Is it AM or PM?
• You set out for school after eating your breakfast. Is it AM or PM?
• You leave the cinema and it has gone dark while you have been watching the film. Is it AM or PM?
Have a go at the worksheet in your shared files.

Guided Reading

Zebras, Lions and Tigers

Read the poem Cry of Wolves again. Then answer the comprehension questions which have been shared with you in shared files in J2E.

Gazelles

Read the poem Cry of Wolves again. Then answer the comprehension questions which have been shared with you in shared files in J2E.

Literacy

Our new writing genre for the next few weeks is writing balanced arguements. This means thinking aboout the potential arguements for and againts a question. Look through the presentation below to get a deeper understaning of what balanced arguements look like and how they are written. 

Now, have a go at spotting the features in the following balaced arguement. 

Tuesday 23rd February 2021

Maths
Tiger’s, Lion’s, Zebra’s
5-a-day


Today you will be learning to convert between analogue and digital time.
Think about the following words and how would we write them in digital. Half past two? Quarter past four? Ten to nine?
Remember AM means morning or before midday and PM means afternoon or evening, after midday. Don’t forget to use these at the end of digital clocks so when know whether it is morning or evening.
Complete the worksheet in your shared files.

Gazelles
5-a-day


Yesterday we looked at 5 minute intervals on a clock face. Today we will be looking at 1minute intervals.
Look carefully where the long hand is pointing, continue the line if you have to. Look at the number before, then add on 1 minute for each interval.
Practise telling the time on some clocks at home.
Complete the worksheet in your shared files.

Guided Reading

Zebras, Lions and Tigers

Read through the poem Cry of Wolves again. This was shared with you on Monday.
Then answer the impression question below.

Gazelles

Read through the poem Cry of Wolves again. This was shared with you on Monday.
Then look carefully at the wolves’ characteristics and write the evidence in the box that supports that characteristic.

 

Literacy

Tigers, Lions and Zebras: Grammar 

Look through the presentation below. Then log into collins connect to complete the task assigned. It is called linking words. 

Gazelles: Grammar

Use the link below to watch the education city learn screen, which will explain how to use conjuntions to show where, when and why something has happened. 

https://go.educationcity.com/content/index/42381/5/1/6 

Now complete this task. 

Monday 22nd February 2021

Maths
Zebra’s, Lion’s and Tiger’s
Today you will be learning to convert between units of time. Remind yourself how many months/ weeks/ days are there in a year?
How many hours/ minutes/ seconds are there in a day?
Try and answer the following questions:
Can 21 days be written in weeks? Can 25 days be written in weeks?
Is 0.75 hours the same as 75 minutes?
Complete the worksheet in your shared files.


Gazelles
Watch the video in your shared files.
Draw a clock face with the numbers 1-12. Remember the function of the two hands: the long hand is the minute hand and the short hand is the hour hand.
Complete the worksheet in your shared files.

Literacy: 

TLZ Spelling Rule: Silent letters

Some words contain letters that are silent, meaning they are not heard when the word is said; the most common letters are: w, h, g, b and n.

Here are some examples:
Gnome- the letter g is silent.
Wreck- the letter w is silent.
Hourglass- the letter h is silent.
Thumb- the letter b is silent. 
Autumn- the letter n is silent.

Gazelles Spelling Rule: i sound spelled y

Watch the video that has been shared with you in your BGFL shared files. You will need a whiteboard and pen too. When you have watched the video, log into Collins Connect and complete the task named 'i sound spelled y'. 

https://connect.collins.co.uk/school/portal.aspx

Guided Reading

Read the poem Cry of Wolves by Shelagh Bullman which has been shared with you on shared files.

Zebras, Lions and Tigers

After reading the poem, answer the three mark impression question below. You can edit this in J2E and it has been shared with you in shared files.

Gazelles

Read the poem then match the words to the correct definition.

 

Friday 12th February 2021

 

Guided Reading

Read the poem below and then answer the questions that follow. Use a dictionary to help you clarify any unfamiliar words. 

 

Literacy

Zebras, Lions and Tigers

LO: I can use commas for clearer meaning.

Commas can be useful to make the meaning of sentences clearer. They show small breaks between words, phrases or clauses. We also use them to separate items in lists.

Let’s eat Granny. This sentence indicates that we want to eat Granny!

Let’s eat, Granny. This sentence indicates that we are suggesting to Granny that we eat.

The comma is important to indicate a clear meaning.

Log on to https://www.educationcity.com/ and complete the Let’s Eat Granny lesson.

Then complete the activity below which has been shared with you in shared files.

Gazelles

LO: I can use apostrophes of contraction

Watch the teaching video that has been shared with you in shared files.

Use an apostrophe when you’ve left letters out of a shortened word.

I am – I’m
You are – you’re

Sometimes the shortened word doesn’t match the words it’s made from.

Will not – won’t

Complete pages 50 and 51 in the CGP KS2 English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Year 4 Targeted Question Book.

Maths

5 a day

Today we are going to be practising converting between fractions, decimals and percentages. Have a go at the activity below which has been shared with you in shared files and you can edit it in J2E.

Activity:

Gazelles Maths: 

5 a day:

Write the number using the clues.

My number has 5 ones, six tens, 4/10  and 9 hundredths. What number is it?
My number has 3 hundreds, 7 ones, four tens and 5 hundredths. What number is it?
My number has 1 thousands, 6 hundreds, eight tens and 3/10 . What number is it?
My number has 2 thousands, six tens, 4 ones, 3/10  and 7 hundredths. What number is it?
My number has 8 ones, 9 tens, 3 hundreds,  7/10  and 1/100. What number is it?

Task: 

 

Thursday 11th February 2021

Literacy

Zebras, Lions and Tigers

I can use apostrophes of plural possession.

You can use apostrophes to show possession for plural nouns.

If a plural noun ends in ‘s’ you only add an apostrophe.
e.g. the fairies’ castle

If a plural noun doesn’t end in ‘s’ add an apostrophe and an ‘s’.
e.g. the men’s room

Activity:

Complete pages 54 and 55 in the CGP KS2 English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Year 4 Targeted Question Book.

Complete page 58 in the CGP KS2 English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Year 5 Targeted Question Book.

Gazelles

I can identify and use pronouns to avoid repetition 

Watch the teaching video that has been shared with you in shared files.

Pronouns are words that you use to replace nouns.

E.g. The boy found the ball, and he kicked it.

The pronouns help you avoid repeating ‘the boy’ and ‘the ball’.

They can make your writing flow better and make it easier to understand.

That’s Jen’s brother. He’s older than her.

‘He’ refers to Jen’s brother and ‘her’ refers to Jen.

Activity:

Complete pages 8 and 9 in the CGP KS2 English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Year 4 Targeted Question Book.

Guided Reading: 

Read the last Chapter of Journey to Jo'burg- Chaper 15 Hope. 

When you have read it, write a short speech that Naledi can say to her friends in school about what this jouney has taught her. Think about what she has discovered about her life as a young, black female in South Africa. How does she feel? What are her hopes for her future? 

Maths:

5 a day

Today we are going to be practising converting between fractions, decimals and percentages. Have a go at the activity below which has been shared with you in shared files and you can edit it in J2E.

Activity:

Gazelles: 

5 a day: 

Partition each number based on each digit's place value. 

e.g. 35.67 = 3 tens, 5 ones, 6 tenths, 7 hundredths.

1. 23.84 =
2. 72.88 =
3. 17.36 =
4. 149.03 =
5. 934.72 =

Task: 

Log onto Education city. Watch the learning screen called 'Wheelie good' and then complete the task with the same name. You will be exploring decimal equivalents of fraction tenths and hundredths. Remember to have a whiteboard and pen ready to do your working out. 

Wednesday 10th February 2021

Art Independent afternoon activity 

Over the last few weeks we have been studying Pablo Picasso and Paul Klee.
Today we would like you to take all you have learned and use this to create a pice of artwork inspired by our artists of the term.
Your artwork should be created using any materials you can find at home: paper, card, pasta shells, beads, bottle caps- whatever you have! Remember that both artists used simple 2D shapes to help create a landscape. Have a look at the example below:

Upload a picture of your work to J2E or email it to your class teacher:
5yellow@grove.bham.sch.uk
5green@grovebham.sch.uk
5red@grove.bham.sch.uk

Guided Reading: 

Tigers and Lions: 

Read Part 2 of Mr Crump. Then answer the following comprehension. 

Gazelles: 

Read Part 2 of The Girl in the Red Coat. Then answer the following comprehension. 

Literacy

Zebras, Lions and Tigers

I can use apostrophes of singular possession.

Adding an apostrophe and an ‘s’ shows that someone or something own something.

If a singular noun already ends in ‘s’ you still need to add an apostrophe and an ‘s’

e.g. the book’s cover

This means the cover belongs to the book.

Activity:

Complete pages 52 and 53 in the CGP KS2 English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Year 4 Targeted Question Book.

Complete page 57 in the CGP KS2 English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Year 5 Targeted Question Book.

Gazelles

I can punctuate direct speech using inverted commas.

Watch the teaching video that has been shared with you in shared files.

When we write down the exact words that someone has said, this is direct speech. We use inverted commas to show the beginning and end of what the person said. These are inverted commas: " ".

We can also call them speech marks.
The waitress said, "Here is your soup."
The sentence 'Here is your soup.' is exactly what the waitress said. We put inverted commas before and after these words.
There must always be a full stop (.), comma (,), question mark (?) or exclamation mark (!) after what has been said. We put the punctuation mark before the closing inverted commas.

Activity:

Complete pages 60 and 61 in the CGP KS2 English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Year 4 Targeted Question Book.

Maths

5 a day

Today we are going to be practising converting between fractions, decimals and percentages. Have a go at the activity below which has been shared with you in shared files and you can edit it in J2E.

Activity:

Gazelles Maths: 

5 a day: 

What is the value of 7 in the following numbers?

1. 17.03
2. 783
3. 5.07
4. 76.92
5. 346.7

Task: 

Watch the video called 'Gazelles- Maths Video Wednesday' in your BGFL shared files. Then have a go at the activity based on decimal equivalents of 1/4, 1/2 and 3/4. This is also on your BGFL shared files. 

 

Tuesday 9th February 2021

Guided Reading: 

Use the links above to listen to your Guided Reading audio book. Then, complete the correct task below. 

Tigers and Lions Task: 

Gazelles Task: 

Literacy

Zebras, Lions and Tigers

I can use hyphens after prefixes

Hyphens can be used to join a prefix to a root word, if adding it helps the reader with pronunciation or meaning.

Hyphens can help most with pronunciation if the prefix ends in a vowel and the root word also begins with a vowel.

For example:
co-operate (meaning: work together)
If this were written without the hyphen, the reader might read the oo as a single sound, as in book or boot.

However, the word is hyphenated: it uses a hyphen. This tells the reader to say two separate sounds: co and op.

Here are some more examples.

co-exist (meaning: exist together)
re-enter (meaning: enter again)
de-ice (meaning: remove ice, for example from a car)
anti-aging (meaning: against aging, a feature of some moisturising cream)

All of these words are hyphenated to separate the vowels. However, there are some exceptions that are never hyphenated: for example, react.

Activity:

Complete pages 72 and 73 in the CGP KS2 English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Year 5 Targeted Question Book.

Gazelles

I can use commas in a list.

Watch the teaching video that has been shared with you in shared files.

Commas are used to separate items in a list. You need commas between all the things in the list except the last two. You need to put ‘and’ or ‘or’ between the last two things.

I bought apples, eggs, bread and a pint of milk.

Activity:

Complete pages 42 and 43 in the CGP KS2 English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Year 4 Targeted Question Book. This has been shared with you in shared files in J2E.

Maths

5 a day

Today we are going to be practising converting between fractions, decimals and percentages. When you are identifying what percentage of a shape has been shaded, first identify the fraction and then convert the fraction so that the denominator is 100. Then you can identify the percentage.

Activity:

Compete CGP Key Stage 2 Maths Year 5 Targeted Question Book: Pages 40 and 41

Gazelles Maths: 

Complete your 5 a day:

What is the value of 4 in the following numbers?

1. 456
2. 4972
3. 24.93
4. 86.43
5. 1.04

Main Activity: 

Today you will be exploring decimal equaivalents of 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, 1/10 and 1/100. Log into education city to access your task. Watch the learning screen and then complete the task, both of which are called Pieces of cake. 

https://www.educationcity.com/

Monday 8th February 2021

Guided Reading

Tigers and Lions:

Gazelles: 

Literacy

Zebras, Lions and Tigers

LO: I can spell words with ible, able, ibly and ably

Some adjectives end with the letters –able or –ible.
Their related adverbs end with the letters –ably or –ibly.
The –able/–ably endings are far more common than the –ible/–ibly endings. They are used if there is a related word ending in –ation.

For example:
adoration (meaning: great affection)
adorable (meaning: inviting or worthy of great affection)
adorably (meaning: in a way that invites or is worthy of great affection)
The –able/–ably ending is usually, but not always, used if a complete root word can be heard before it, even if there is no related word ending in –ation.

Here are some examples. Use a dictionary if you need to.
dependable/dependably
reliable/reliably
adorable/adorably

In reliable, the complete word rely is heard, but the y changes to i in the spelling. In adorable, the complete word adore is heard, but it loses its e in the spelling.
This is usually the case, except when –able is added to a word ending in –ce or –ge.
The –ible/–ibly ending is common if a complete root word cannot be heard.

Here are some examples. Use a dictionary if you need to.
possible/possibly
horrible/horribly
incredible/incredibly

However, there are some exceptions. For example, the complete word sense can be heard in the word sensible.

When –able is added to a word ending in –ce or –ge, the e is kept.
However, when –ible is added to a word ending in –ce or –ge, the e is not kept.

Here are some examples. Use a dictionary if you need to.
changeable
noticeable
forcible

Activity:

Complete pages 82 and 83 in the CGP KS2 English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Year 5 Targeted Question Book.

Gazelles

Log on to https://connect.collins.co.uk/school/portal.aspx
And complete the ending –sion activity that has been set for you.

Maths

5 a day

Today we are going to be looking at percentages as parts out of a 100. Complete the activity below which has been shared with you in J2E.

 

Friday 5th February 2021

Maths: 

Gazelles:

Click on this link to watch your teacher explain how to use a place value chart to write decimal hundredths. https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/7cf5fed1-0496-474c-83ec-5404fed774d5 

Now complete this task. 

Lions, Tigers and Zebras: 

Today we will be continuing to explore the relationship between fractions, decimals and percentages. Complete the task below. 

Guided Reading: 

Reading Explorer- Murder at the Manor

Literacy

Today we will be writing the dilemma part of our narrative. Use your plan from yesterday to help you. Look at the good example and identify the Year 5 targets. Then write your dilemma on the template from yesterday focussing on when Tiro and Naledi escape the farm and are then faced with the difficult decision whether or not to accept the lift from the lorry driver and the potential consequences of each choice.

 

Thursday 4th February 2021

Guided Reading 

Class Novel: Journey to Jo'burg Chapter 14

Read chapter 14 and then complete the emotions graph to explore the emotions experienced by characters during various events.   

Literacy

Today we will be writing the setting description for our dilemma narrative. Think carefully about the setting and use your plan from yesterday to help you. Look at the good example and identify the Year 5 targets. Then write your setting description on the template which has been shared with you on shared files and you can edit it in J2E.

Maths

Today we are going to continue to explore percentage, fraction and decimal equivalents. Have a go at the activity which has been shared with you in shared files and you can edit it in J2E.

 

Wednesday 3rd February 2021

Guided Reading:

Today, you will be completing a comprehension based on your book this week. 

Lions and Tigers- Mr Crump Pages 23- 32

Gazelles- The Girl in the Red Coat Pages 19-25

 

Maths: 

Lions and Tigers:

Today we are continuing with our work on percentages. We will be lookiing at decimal, fraction and percentage equivalents. Log into My Maths and complete the activity called Fraction, Decimal and  Percentage Intro. Remember to go through the lesson before completing the homework.  

 

Literacy

LO: I can plan my narrative.

Today we are going to be planning our narrative based on Journey to Jo’burg. We are focussing on the beginning of chapter 4 where the children accept a ride on a lorry. The narrative will be made up of two parts. The first paragraph will be a setting description for the orange farm in South Africa. In the second paragraph you will be telling the story of Naledi and Tiro waking up in the farm and then escaping to the road side where they are confronted with a dilemma of whether to accept the lorry driver’s offer of giving them a lift to Johannesburg. Use the plan below to record your ideas. Think carefully about what Year 5 targets you could include in your success criteria and provide examples for each. The plan has been shared with you in shared files and you can edit it in J2E. The pictures are there to help you with your setting description ideas.

 

Tuesday 2nd February 2021

 

Guided Reading:

Tigers and Lions Task:

Watch the video of Mr Crump pages 28 to 32. 

https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/b426001c-38cb-4e70-9c7a-d61afe297402

Now have a go at the task below. 

Gazelles: 

Read pages 19 to 25 of The Girl in the Red Coat again. Then have a go at the activity below. 

Maths

Today we will continue to explore percentages. The activity below has been shared with you in shared files and you can edit it in J2E. Remember to complete both pages.

 

Literacy

Zebras, Lions and Tigers: I can use semi colons

What is a semi-colon for? A semi-colon is used to connect two independent clauses. An independent clause is a phrase that can stand alone as a sentence. By using a semi-colon, we show that two independent clauses are closely linked or related.

Activity:

Identify where you need to put the semi colon in the sentences and then write your own sentences using semi colons on the worksheet. It has been shared with you in shared files and you can edit it in J2E.

Gazelles: I can use full stops, questions marks and exclamation marks.

Watch the teaching video that has been shared with you.

We use full stops to end a sentence.

We use question marks at the end of a question. Think carefully if what is being said requires more information or an answer. Look carefully at the start of the sentence for question starters such as how, when, what, which, why etc.

E.g. How are you?

When is your birthday?

Exclamation marks are used at the end of exclamations. They show that something is said loudly or with strong emotion.

E.g. That’s amazing!

They are also used for strong commands E.g. Go away!

But if the command isn’t urgent then just use a full stop e.g. Pass the salt.

Activity:

Add full stops, question marks or exclamation marks to the sentences on the worksheet. It has been shared with you in shared files and you can edit it in J2E.

 

Monday 1st February 2021

Guided Reading:

Watch the correct video below and then complete the task. 

Gazelles: The Girl in the Red Coat.

https://www.j2e.com/grove-school/Miss+E+Rice/The+Girl+in+the+Red+Coat.webm/

Tiger and Lions: 

https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/bc7bf7db-d0c4-43a0-b39d-aef0ea4efcdf 

Gazelles Task: 

Tigers/Lions Task: 

Maths: 

Today we will be exploring the link between fractions and percentages. Complete the activty below. 

Literacy

Zebras, Lions and Tigers

I can spell words with the suffixes- ance/ ancy and and –ence/ -ency

-ance

When the root word is a verb that ends in -ure, you should remove the final e, then add -ance.

So the verb "endure" becomes the noun "endurance."

When the root word is a verb that ends in -ear, simply add -ance.

For example, the verb "appear" becomes "appearance."

-ance
When the base word is a verb that ends in -y
 
The people's defiance against the cruel queen ended her terrible rule.

When the root word is a verb that ends in -y, you should change the y to i, then add -ance.

For example, the verb "defy” becomes the noun "defiance" when the suffix is added.

-ence
When the base word is a verb that ends in -ere
 
Three religions, Judaism, Islam, and Christianity, have special reverence for the city of Jerusalem.

When the root word is a verb ending in -ere, remove the final e, then add -ence.

For example, the verb "revere" becomes the noun "reverence."

-ence
When the base word is an adjective that ends in –ent
 
When you have a baby sleeping at home, silence is very important!

If the base word is an adjective that ends in -ent, remove these three letters and add -ence.

-ancy 

Children learn important skills in their infancy.

There is no fixed rule of when you should use -ance or
-ancy. This will depend on the word.

However, if the root word is a verb that ends in -ate, you will likely use -ancy.
expectancy
accountancy
consultancy

-ency

What is the official currency in your country?

As happens with -ancy and -ance, -ency is also a bit less common than -ence. There is no fixed rule about when you should use it, but there are some common words you should learn with this suffix.

Some important examples are:

emergency
fluency
sufficiency
agency
urgency
decency
leniency

Activity:

Complete pages 80 and 81 in the CGP KS2 English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Year 5 Targeted Question Book.

Gazelles

Today we will be looking at the suffixes –ture and –cher.

Watch the video that has been shared with you in shared files.

Remember, words that end with a cher sound often have the spelling pattern –ture. Here are some examples:

adventure (meaning: new, exciting journey)
picture (meaning: image of something)
furniture (meaning: large moveable objects that go inside buildings)
Not all words ending with the sound cher are spelled –ture. Remember, some words are spelled exactly as they sound.

For example:

teacher (meaning: person who gives lessons, usually at school)
archer (meaning: someone who fires arrows)
catcher (meaning: someone whose role is to catch something, usually a ball during sport)
stretcher (meaning: strip of canvas between two poles, used for carrying a person)
A good way to remember whether the spelling pattern is –cher or –ture is to over-emphasise the pronunciation.

Activity:

Now log on to https://connect.collins.co.uk/school/portal.aspx

Complete the homework activity on –ture and –cher that has been set for you.

 

Friday 29th January 2021

Guided Reading

Reading Explorer: Teddy's Bear

Read the text and then answer the questions that follow.

Maths 

Today you willcarrying out a five stage investigation. Have alook at the problem below:

Go through each of the five stages in order to get the answer. A guide to help you structure your work has been shared with you in your files. Use this to produce your work. 

Literacy

Yesterday you completed your plan. Today you will be writing your dilemma story. Look at the good example and identify the Year 5 targets that have been used. Then use your plan to help you write your story on the template provided in J2E. Try and include as many Year 5 targets as you can and remember to use capital letters and full stops. If you use direct speech, remember to start a new line each time a new character speaks.

 

Thursday 28th January 2021

Maths

Today you will be learning to multiply decimalsby whole numbers. there are a few things to remember when multiplying decimals:

1. Make sure your decimal points line up

2. Multiply the decimal by the whole number (not theother way around)

3. Never move your decimal point.

Follow these rules and multiply like you normally would. You can use the MyMaths lesson to practise https://app.mymaths.co.uk/61-lesson/multiply-decimals-by-whole-numbers. When you have gone through the lesson, have a go at the online homework. 

Guided Reading: 

Class Novel: 

While reading chapter 11, think about the following questions. Then, complete the task below.

  1. What words and phrases does the author use to show how the train/stations are busy?
  2. What do the verbs, jolted, jerked and swayed suggest about the movement of the train?
  3. How are the train journeys different in and out of Jo’burg?
  4. Tiro bites his lip. What does this suggest about the way he is feeling?
  5. How do you think Mma would react if she knew the story about Dumi? Why do you think this?
  6. Naledi's mind is full of questions (p69) why do you think that Naledi does not ask her mother these questions?
  7. What impression do we get of Mma on page 70? Use evidence from the text to support your answer.
  8. Why did some parents stop and some parents help their children to attend the protests? Who do you agree with? Why?
  9. On page 71, which word means to hold tightly? Why do you think that the author has chosen this word?
  10. Naledi suddenly felt very small. What do you think this means? What has she learnt about the world and her place in it?

Literacy

Today we are going to be planning a story with a moral dilemma. A moral dilemma is when you are faced with a difficult decision as to what is the right thing to do. You are often at a cross roads when a decision has to be made with each leading to very different consequences.

Moral choices are about doing things that are right and not necessarily easy. They may also affect you negatively but ultimately are the right thing to do in the end.

Activity

Use the template below to plan your short story. Bullet point your ideas in the boxes.

 

Wednesday 27th January 2021

Maths

Today you will be learning to write decimal equivalents for some common fractions. Have a look at the image below: 

If we know what 1/4 is we can work out 3/4 by multiplying it by three. If we know what 1/5 is we can work out 4/5 by multiplying it by 4 and so on. Now have a go at the worksheet in your shared files labelled GTL Maths Wednesday.

Guided Reading: 

Refer to the poem 'The Brook' and answer the correct comprehension below. 

Tigers and Lions

 

Gazelles

Literacy

Today we are going to be looking at moral dilemmas. A moral dilemma is when you are faced with a difficult decision as to what is the right thing to do. You are often at a cross roads when a decision has to be made with each leading to very different consequences.

Moral choices are about doing things that are right and not necessarily easy. They may also affect you negatively but ultimately are the right thing to do in the end.

Activity

Look carefully at the different scenarios and write down the different choices you could possibly make and why. What consequences could they lead to? After that, choose which decision you would make and explain why.

 

Tuesday 26th January 2021

Maths

Today you will be learning to round to the nearest whole number and the nearest tenth. Wwatch the video below to help you.

When you have finished the video, have a go at the worksheet in your shared files labelled 'Maths Tuesday'.

Guided Reading:

Tigers and Lions: 

Read stanzas 7-13 of The Brook. Refer back to the poem that you started to read yesterday. You can find the poem by scrolling down to yesterday's work or through your shared files on BGFL. Then, complete the task below. 

 

Gazelles:

Complete the following clarifying task before your intervention session.

 

Literacy

Zebras, Lions and Tigers

Today we will be looking at colons. Colons are used to expand a sentence. It looks like this :
A colon is used to introduce an idea that is an explanation or continuation of the one that comes before the colon.

An easy way to use a colon is to replace the word because in a sentence with a colon.

E.g. I brought an umbrella because it was raining.

I brought an umbrella: it was raining.

Another way is to introduce an example.

E.g. The wolf had one thing on his mind: he wanted to eat Little Red Riding Hood.

Have a go at the activity below which is in shared files and edit in J2E.

Gazelles

Today we are looking at subordinate clauses. Watch the teaching video that is saved in shared files.
Subordinate clauses do not make sense on their own. They add information to the main clause. They can come at the beginning, middle and end of a sentence.

Beginning

As I was walking to the park, I saw a brown dog.

Middle

The man, who was tall, reached for the jar on the shelf.
(Remember a relative clause is a type of subordinate clause!)

End

I made a sandwich because I was hungry.

Have a go at the Test Base activity below. It is saved in shared files and you can edit it in J2E.

 

Monday 25th January 2021

Maths

Today we will be learning to round decimals to the nearest whole number. Go through the first two slides on the online lesson on MyMaths https://app.mymaths.co.uk/73-lesson/rounding-decimals. When you have finished, have ago at the online homework. Your teacher will give you feedback on this.

Guided Reading: 

Lions and Tigers:

Read stanzas 1 to 6 of the poem below then answer the following question. 

L.O. I can explore the writer’s choice of words and how they add meaning to the text. 2d

For men may come and men may go but I go on forever…
What are these lines describing? 2d (2 marks)

Marks Scheme- taken from NFER paper
2 mark- 2 points have been stated.
1 mark- 1 point stated.

Gazelles: 

Complete the following clarifying task before your intervention session. 

 

Literacy

Zebras, Lions and Tigers

Today we are going to be spelling words with the suffixes- ant, -ance/ ancy and –ent and –ence/ -ency

For example:

hesitation      hesitant

Use –ent after the soft c sound, after the soft g sound, or if there is a related word with a clear e sound in the right position. For example:

innocent
agent
confidential      confident

There are many words, however, where this guidance does not help. These words just have to be learned. For example:
assistant
obedient
independent

Activity:

Complete pages 78 and 79 in the CGP KS2 English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Year 5 Targeted Question Book.

Gazelles

Today we will be spelling words that end in –sure.

Watch the screencastify video that has been shared with you in shared files. It will teach you how to spell words ending in –sure.

Activity:

Find the words with –sure in the word search then choose three words and put them into a sentence of your own.

 

Friday 22nd January 2021

Maths 

Today you will be learning to add and subtract decimals using a formal written method. Go through the online lesson on MyMaths https://app.mymaths.co.uk/58-lesson/add-and-subtract-decimals. When you have finished have a go at the online homeowrk. Your teacher will give you feedback on this. 

Guided Reading

Reading Explorer- Return to Planet Dread 

 

Literacy

Today we will be finishing our letter from Mma to Naledi. Read the good example and pick out the good features. How many year 5 writing targets can you find? Is there anything missing that you could add?

You are aiming to complete the third paragraph and closing statement of the letter today. Remember to write in first person as Mma. Write your letter on the letter template you started yesterday and complete in j2e.

 

Thursday 21st January 2021

Guided Reading:

Maths

Today you will be learning to order and compare decimals up to three decimal places. Have a place value chart drawn on a whiteboard to helpyou. You can use the MyMaths lesson from yesterday if you get stuck. You should complete the activity labelled 'Maths Thursday' in your shared files.

Literacy

Today we will be writing our letter from Mma to Naledi. Read the good example and pick out the good features. How many Year 5 writing targets can you find? Is there anything missing that you could add?

You are aiming to complete the first and second paragraph of the letter today. Think carefully about the layout of the letter looking carefully where the address needs to go. Remember to write in first person as Mma. Do not finish the letter as you will be writing the third paragraph and closing statement in tomorrow’s lesson. Write your letter on the letter template below which is saved in shared files and complete in J2E.

 

 

 

Wednesday 20th January 2021

Guided Reading

Complete the comprehension below based on the book that you have read this week. 

Tigers and Lions:

Gazelles:

Maths

Today you will be learning to order decimals. Have a go at the onlinelesson on MyMaths  https://app.mymaths.co.uk/54-lesson/ordering-decimals. When you have finsihed complete the online homework that has been set. 

Literacy

Today we are going to be planning our letter. We will be writing a letter from Mma to Naledi informing her of her shock and sadness that DIneo is ill. Mma will also try to reassure Naledi and give advice to help Dineo at home. Mma will also be shocked to hear Naledi and Tiro are planning to come to Johannesburg and will try to warn them of all the dangers they would face on that journey. Mma will also be letting the children know she will come home as soon as possible.

Use the template below to plan your letter. It is in shared files and can be edited in J2E. Bullet point your ideas and try to think of some wow adjectives to help you describe feelings and emotions.

 

Tuesday 19th January 2021

Maths

Lions & Tigers

Todayyou will be learning how to use the third decimal place- thousandths. Remember to use a place value chart with any working out as this will help you. Have a go at the worksheet in your shared files 'Maths Tuesday Lions Tigers'.

Gazelles

Today you will be learning how to use hundredths and turn these fractions into decimals and vice versa. Watch the video in your shared files and when you have finished, have a go at completing the worksheet labelled 'Maths Tuesday Gazelles'.

Guided Reading

Tigers and Lions 

Read Chapter 4 of Kura’s Story- Guides from the deep. Then, complete the following question.

How can you tell that Koro is happy throughout Chapter 4? 2d (3 marks).

Marks Scheme-
3 marks-  3 point identified OR 2 point with at least one being developed with an explanation.
2 mark- 2 points OR 1 point that is developed.
1 mark- 1 point with no development

 

Gazelles

Literacy

Zebras, Lions and Tigers

Today we will be looking at subordinate clauses.
Subordinate clauses do not make sense on their own. They add information to the main clause. They can come at the beginning, middle and end of a sentence.

Beginning

As I was walking to the park, I saw a brown dog.

Middle

The man, who was tall, reached for the jar on the shelf.

(Remember a relative clause is a type of subordinate clause!)

End

I made a sandwich because I was hungry.

Have a go at the Test Base activity below. It is saved in shared files and you can edit it in J2E.

Gazelles

Today we are looking at coordinating and subordinating conjunctions. Watch the teaching video that is saved in shared files then have a go at the activity below. It is in shared files and you can edit it in J2E.

 

Monday 18th January 2021

Maths

Lions and Tigers:

Today you will be learning to convert any fraction of tenths and hundredths into a decimal and decimals uo to hundredths into fractions. You can use the MyMaths lesson https://app.mymaths.co.uk/1711-lesson/tenths-and-hundredths to help you. 

You should then have a go at the worksheet in you files labelled 'Maths Monday Lions Tigers'.

Gazelles

Today you will be learning to write tenths as decimals and fractions and learning to convert between the two. Watch the video shared with you in your shared files, this will show you how to do this. When you have watched the video, have a go at the worksheet in your shared files labelled 'Maths Monday Gazelles'. 

Guided Reading

Lions and Tigers

Read Chapter 3 of Kura’s Story- The Storm. Then, complete the following question.

How can you tell that Mama and Matua were worried by Kura’s fall into the sea? 2d (3 marks)

Marks Scheme-
3 marks-  3 point identified OR 2 point with at least one being developed with an explanation.
2 mark- 2 points OR 1 point that is developed.
1 mark- 1 point with no development

 

Gazelles 

Complete the following activity based on clarifying key words from your new book Moya- The Luck Child. 

Literacy

Zebras, Lions and Tigers

Today we are going to be looking at the suffixes –cial and –tial.
Some adjectives end with the letters –cial or –tial.
For example:
facial (meaning: related to a face)
essential (meaning: related to something's essence or most basic qualities)
Because the endings sound the same, it is sometimes difficult to remember how to spell them.
After a vowel, use the ending –cial.
After a consonant, use the ending –tial.

Look at the sentences below and decide which is the correct spelling for each sentence.

Gazelles
Today we are going to be looking at the suffix –ly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 15th January 2021

Maths

Today will be a recap of everything you have learned this week. Use MyMaths to revisit anything you are not sure of. Have a go at cmpleting page 32 and 33 in your Maths CGP books. 

Guided Reading 

Read the text and then answer the questions that follow.

1. Who wrote the letter? 2b
2. Is this letter formal or informal? How do you know? 2b
3. Why has Leigh written the letter by hand? 2b
4. ‘Leigh likes technology’. Is this statement true or false? Explain your answer. 2c
5. There are two words in the last paragraph that are emphasised.
WARNING and still.
What are they written in this way? 2g

Literacy

Today we will be finishing our letter to Mma. Read the good example and pick out the good features. How many year 5 writing targets can you find? Is there anything missing that you could add?

You are aiming to complete the third paragraph and the closing statement of the letter today. Remember to write in first person as Naledi. Write your letter on the letter template that you started yesterday. When you have finished your letter go back and read it through carefully. Edit and improve your work to make it even better.
Have you included the following?

  • First person
  • Adverbs of possibility
  • Relative clause
  • Expanded noun phrases
  • Emotional language
  • Punctuation for effect
  • Informal language

 

Thursday 14th January 2021

Guided Reading: 

Class Novel: Read Chapers 5 and 6. Then, complete the task below. 

Maths 

Today youwill be building on your knowledge from yesterday and learning to multiply mixed numbers by whole numbers. Gothrough the MyMaths Lesson https://app.mymaths.co.uk/5779-lesson/starting-to-multiply-fractions. When you have finished complete the sheet shared with you on your files on BGFL. 

Literacy

Today we will be writing our letter to Mma. Read the good example and pick out the good features. How many Year 5 writing targets can you find? Is there anything missing that you could add?

You are aiming to complete the first and second paragraph of the letter today. Think carefully about the layout of the letter looking carefully where the address needs to go. Remember to write in first person as Naledi. Do not finish the letter as you will be writing the third paragraph and closing statement in tomorrow’s lesson. Write your letter on the letter template below which is saved in shared files and complete in j2e.

 

Wednesday 13th January 2021

Maths 

Today you will be learning how to multiply fractions by whole numbers. Have a lookat the online lesson on MyMaths https://app.mymaths.co.uk/5779-lesson/starting-to-multiply-fractions. When you have finished cmplete the worksheet which has been shared with you in your files. 

Guided Reading: 

Read Chapters 1 and 2 of Kura's Story again. Then, complete the comprehension below. 

Literacy

Today we are going to be planning our letter. We will be writing a letter from Naledi to Mma informing her of Dineo’s illness and what difficulties she is facing at home. Naledi will tell Mma all about it and will go to Mma in Johannesburg to bring her home to rescue Dineo.

Read Chapter 1 of Journey to Jo’burg to help you before you plan.

Use the template below to plan your letter. Bullet point your ideas and try to think of some wow adjectives to help you describe feelings and emotions.

 

Tuesday 12th January 2021

Maths 

Today you will be learning to convert mixed numbers to improper fractions using the following method:

Go through the MyMaths lesson https://app.mymaths.co.uk/88-lesson/improper-and-mixed-fractions. When you have finished have a go at the worksheet in your shared files. There are two pages to complete.

Guided Reading: 

Use Bug Club to access our new book- 'Kura's Story'.

Read Chapter 2: Leaving home. Think about these questions while you read the chapter.

At what time of day did the three families depart on their journey? 2b
How did Taine and Koro determine whether it was safe to sail? 2b
Define mournful. 2a
To begin with all was well- what might this imply? 2g
How would you describe Koro? Think about his character and what he does. 2d
How did they navigate their way? Jobs and roles? 2b
On page 16, find an example of personification. 2g
How does the writer create a sense of unity in chapter in 2? 2g

Task:
Imagine you are Kura.
Write a short passage of a diary to explain your feelings, what happens on the canoe and the jobs that you and your family have to take up. Use the text to ensure your writing is accurate and your emotions reflect what can be read from the text.

Literacy

Today we are going to be looking at relative clauses. A relative clause is a type of subordinate clause that is often introduced by a relative pronoun. Here are some relative pronouns: that, which, where, when, whose and who.

We use relative clauses to give extra information about the noun in the sentence.

E.g. The dog, who has brown fur, chased me down the street.

Here the relative clause is in the middle of the sentence so we use a pair of commas on either side to punctuate it.

Notice you can remove the relative clause and the sentence will still make sense.

Relative clauses can also come at the end of a sentence.

E.g. Joe is the man who delivers the milk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday 11th January 2021

Science

Today we will be looking at mammals and their life cycles. What do you already know about mammals? What do they have in common?

Mammals give birth to live young and nourish their young with milk. Mammals are also warm blooded and are usually covered in fur or hair. Kangaroos however are classified under a special type of mammal.

Your task today is to research the lifecycle of a kangaroo. You can then choose one other animal to research from: polar bear, bat, hedgehog or mountain gorilla. Once you have researched them use the template below in shared files to compare and contrast their life cycles. Use the question prompts to help you in your research.

 

Maths

Today you will be learning to convert from improper fractions to mixed numbers. We can do that using the method below: 

Have a go at converting some improper fractions of your own using the sheet labelled 'Maths Monday' in your shared files on BGFL. 

Guided Reading

Use Bug Club to access our new book- 'Kura's Story'. 

Read Chapter 1: Watching the clouds. Think about these questions while you read the chapter. 

Why would leaving your home be a difficult choice to make?
Better life- what does this suggest about their current life?
Find an example of personification on page 6.
What impression do we get of the island that the narrator lives on?
What were they going to use to navigate the way to their new home?
The journey was full of danger- page 7. What dangers might they face?
Why might the presence of clouds in the sky be an issue for boats to set sail in the sea?
What does it mean by they knew it as they knew their own palms? 2g
Clarify scarce.
Carrying broken hearts- clarify. Why? 2d
On page 8, why were Kura’s thoughts troubled? 2b

Task:  Answer the following question. 

Kura explains that they were all ‘carrying broken hearts’. What does this tell us about the villagers’ feelings? 2d (2 marks) 

- You need a point and an explanation to secure 2 marks. 

Literacy


Today we will be looking at the suffixes –tious and –cious.

Friday 8th January 2021

Maths

Today you will be learning to order and compare fractions using bar models. Have a look at the lesson on MyMaths called 'Comparing fractions 1-bar model' and the complete the worksheet that has been shared with you in your files.

Literacy

Next week we will be writing a letter from Naledi to Mma explaining that Dineo is poorly and Naledi needs Mma's help. Today we will be completing a box plan so we know the audience and purpose, grammar and punctuation and key vocabulary of our letter. Think carefully about why we are writing this letter and think about what emotional language you could include. Then complete the box plan below.

Reading

Read the following text and answer the questions that follow.

Questions 

1. What do you think the word genre means? 2a

2. Which genre is usually set in the future? 2b

3. Can you think of any other genres of books that you may have read? 2b

4. Which genre do you prefer to read and why? 2d

5. Libraries often label book shelves with the genre of the books. Why do you think they do this? Is it necessary?

Thursday 7th January 2021

Maths 

Today you will be learning to add and subtract fractions with the same denominator and fractions with different denominators. Login to MyMaths and go through the lesson called 'adding and subtracting farctions'. When you have completed it, have a go at the online homework. Your teacher will give you feedback on this. https://app.mymaths.co.uk/91-homework/adding-subtracting-fractions

Literacy 

Today we will be identifying formal and informal language. Formal language sounds professional and standard English is used. You would use formal language when writing a letter to the Queen. Informal language is more relaxed and casual. It is used with someone you know well for example a friend or a family member. Apostrophes of contraction are allowed in informal language. You can go through the PowerPoint on shared files to help you. Have a go at the activity below which is also on shared files.

Guided Reading: 

Class Novel: Journey to Jo’burg

Preface and Chapter 1

Read the preface and Chapter 1 of Journey to Jo’burg. This will be in the stationary pack you have received from school. After this, complete the following question.

Life is hard for Naledi and Tiro. Make a list of all the reasons for why this statement is true.

You can type your answer on J2E5 or write it on papaer and uplaod a picture onto your BGFL/ask an adult to email it to your class email. 

 

Tuesday 5th January 2021 Home learning

Reading

Read the poem A River's journey. You will find this is your shared files on BGFL. When you have read the poem, complete the following activity. Remember for 3 marks you need AT LEAST two points with development. 

Maths 

Go through the online MyMaths lesson on equivalent fractions. https://app.mymaths.co.uk/89-lesson/equivalent-fractions

You then need to complete the online homework set on MyMaths AND more equivalent fractions practise in your shared files. 

Literacy

Today you willbe practising using apostrophes for contraction. Remember apostrophes represent a letter or letters that are missing when two words are joined together for example: cannot becomes can't, do not becomes don't etc. 

Complete the apostrophes for contraction activity in your shared files. There are 3 pages to complete.

 

Art

Today wewill be exploring our two artists of teh term: Paul Klees and Pablo Picasso. We will look at their lives and some of their work and compare the two. 

Please annotate the pictures of the artists work with your thoughts on patterns, colour, shape and mood and answer the questions below. 

 

Year 5 Holiday Project for December 2020

 

/media/upload/files/Year-5-Holiday-project-October-Half-Term(3).pdf

 

Homework will be set on a Friday and must be completed by the following Tuesday.

Homework set date: 11/12/2020
Spelling
Our spelling pattern this week is to practise your use of homophones and near homophones:
1. Practice
2. Advice
3. License
4. Advise
5. Device
6. Licence
7. Devise
8. Practise
9. Prophecy
10. Prophesy
Gazelles- Your spelling pattern is to practise using the prefixes sub and super:
1. Supermarket
2. Submarine
3. Superheated
4. Subheading
5. Submerge
6. Substandard
7. Superhero
8. Supercharge
9. Superhuman
10. Subordinate

Maths
Your maths work is set on MyMaths and your task is to measure angles.
https://www.mymaths.co.uk/
Reading
Your reading homework this week is to read Chapter 17 and complete the comprehension activity in your files.

Homework set date: 04/12/2020
Spelling
Our spelling pattern this week is to practise your year 5/6 spellings:
1. Attached
2. Curiosity
3. Determined
4. Embarrass
5. Existence
6. Forty
7. Immediately
8. Occupy
9. Profession
10. Rhythm
Gazelles-
1.  Answer
2. Busy
3. Describe
4. Enough
5. Guard
6. Height
7. Island
8. Minute
9. Naughty
10. Question
Maths
Your maths work is set on MyMaths and your task is to identify different types of angles.
https://www.mymaths.co.uk/
Reading
Your reading homework this week is to read Chapter 12 and 13. Answer the following questions on J2E5 and your teacher will give you feedback on your work.
1. What day were the Stormbreakers to be unleashed? P182
2. What does Herod Sayle say he hates more than anything in the world? P186
3. Where was Herod Sayle born? P187
4. What three names did bullies at Sayle’s school call him? P187
5. Find two synonyms on page 188 that mean ‘provoke’.
6. Who was the very worse bully at Herod Sayle’s school? P189
7. What is the virus Herod Sayle is planning to spread? P190
8. What time of day will the virus be released?
9. Find a synonym for ‘detest’ on page 191.
10. Why was Alex left alone? P192

Homework set date: 27/11/2020
Spelling
Our spelling pattern this week is homophones and near homophones. There are several that you need to be aware of:
1. Lead
2. Led
3. Guest
4. Guessed
5. Bored
6. Board
7. Banned
8. Band
9. mind
10. mined
Gazelles- Your spelling pattern this week is using the prefixes re and inter.
1. Rewrite
2. React
3. Readjust
4. Redial
5. International
6. Rearrange
7. Interact
8. Interview
9. Reconsider
10. Rebuild
Maths
Your maths work is set on MyMaths and your task is to practise your long multiplication skills involving two digits.
https://www.mymaths.co.uk/
Reading
Your reading homework this week is to read Chapter 10 of StormBreaker. When you have finished, answer the questions about the chapter which you can find in your shared files on BGFL. The file is called Stormbreaker Homework Death in the Long Grass chapter 10

 

Homework set date: 20/11/2020
Spelling
Our spelling pattern this week is homophones and near homophones. There are several that you need to be aware of:
1. Desert
2. Dessert
3. Affect
4. Effect
5. Weary
6. Wary
7. Herd
8. Heard
9. Past
10. Passed
Gazelles- Your spelling pattern this week is using the prefixes in, im, ir, il:
1. Irresistible
2. Incredible
3. Illegal
4. Immortal
5. Incorrect
6. Impractical
7. Irregular
8. Inconsiderate
9. Independent
10. Indescribable

Maths
Your maths work is set on MyMaths and your task is to practise your division skills using bus stop method.
https://www.mymaths.co.uk/
Reading
Your reading homework this week is to read Chapter 8 of StormBreaker. When you have finished, answer the questions about the chapter which you can find in your shared files on BGFL. The file is called Stormbreaker Homework chapter 8.
WNO
In preparation for our Welsh National Opera session on Monday,  it would be really helpful if you come to the session with some knowledge about the animal we have chosen and some words associated with it. Here are some ideas for exploration:

1)      Research and then describe the back story of the animal you have chosen. This could include: 
·        Where do they live? Country and type of habitat.
·        What is their life like? – e.g. a typical day in the life. What do they eat? Who do they share their habitat with?
·        Why are they endangered/under threat? (climate change, habitat destruction, hunting/poaching,)
2)      Think about words associated with the animal, their habitat or behaviour. This could involve the following literary devices:
·        Alliteration
·        Onomatopoeia
·        Sibilance

5 Red have chosen the Sea Turtle
https://www.worldwildlife.org/species/sea-turtle
5 Green have chosen the Asian Elephant
https://www.worldwildlife.org/species/asian-elephant
5 Yellow have chosen the Californian Condor

https://nomoreplanet.com/endangered-birds-of-prey/

Homework set date: 13/11/2020

Spelling

Our spelling pattern this week is silent letters. There are several silent letters fthat you need to be aware of: 

1. Autumn

2. Knee

3. Calf

4. Rhythm

5. Folk

6. Column

7. Wrapper

8. Thumb

9. Doubt

10. Gnome.

Gazelles- Your spelling pattern this week is using the suffixes dis and mis. 

1. Disagree

2. Misunderstand

3. Misbehave

4. Dislike

5. Disconnect

6. Misspell

7. Miscalculated

8. Disgraceful

9. Disobey

10. Misjudge 

Maths

Your maths work is set on MyMaths and your task is to practise your additoin and subtraction of decimals. 
https://www.mymaths.co.uk/ 

Reading

Your reading homework this week is to read Chapter 5 of StormBreaker. When you have finished, answer the questions about the chapter which you can find in your shared files on BGFL. The file is called Homework-Double O Nothing- Chapter 5. 

 

Homework set date: 06/11/2020

Spelling

Our spelling pattern this week is using hyphens after a prefix. If the prefix ends with a vowel and the root word starts with a vowel then use a hyphen. Be careful as there are some exceptions.

1. Bough

2. Rough

3. Cough

4. Plough

5. Tough

6. Thought

7. Ought

8. Through

9. Enough

10. Bought

Homework set date: 16/10/2020

Maths

Your maths work is set on MyMaths and your task is to practise your division skills.
https://www.mymaths.co.uk/

Spelling

Our spelling pattern this week is using hyphens after a prefix. If the prefix ends with a vowel and the root word starts with a vowel then use a hyphen. Be careful as there are some exceptions.

1. reactivate
2. co-worker
3. deactivate
4. non-stop
5. co-ordinate
6. co-operate
7. re-enter
8. react
9. retry
10. reheat

Literacy

Zebras, Lions and Tigers

Your task is to write the sentences and below and use a hyphen when needed or remove hyphens that are not needed.

1. The tasty icecream was chocolate flavoured.
2. Adam could not re-member where he left his glasses
3. The patient had a preexisting medical condition.
4. The coffee helped the teacher to stay ultraawake.
5. We needed to re-move the furniture from the room.

Gazelles

Look at the words below and circle the correct spelling.

1. icecream/ ice-cream
2. coworker/ co-worker
3. co-pilot/ copilot
4. hyperactive/ hyper-active
5. un-friendly/ unfriendly

Homework set date: 09/10/2020

Maths

Your maths work is set on MyMaths and your task is to oractise your short and long multiplication skills.

https://www.mymaths.co.uk/

Spelling

Our spelling pattern this week is adding the suffixes to words ending in fer. If the second syllable is stressed, double the r. If the second syllable is not stressed, do not double the r.

Example: preferred
                Preference

1. Suffering

2. Offering

3. Conferring

4. preferring

5. Reference

6.Preferred

7. Referred

8. Transferring

9. Referral

10. Referee

Literacy

Zebras, Lions and Tigers

Your task is to change the following sentences from formal to informal or informal to formal. 

1. I'm gonna go 2 the cinema wiv my mates. 

2. Gimme that big thingy from over there, will ya. 

3. May I please have that pencil?

4. The teacher did not tell the class to quieten down.

5. Do y'all wanna play footie? 

 

Gazelles

Identify which underlined word is in standard English for the sentences below.

1. Can you give me me/my pencil please?

2. When you be/are good, you get a reward.

3. I'm done/finished my work.

4. I ain't/am not hungry right now. 

Homework set date: 02/10/2020

Maths

Your maths work is set on MyMaths and your task is to round decimal numbers to the nearest tenth and whole number.

https://www.mymaths.co.uk/

Spelling

Our spelling pattern this week is adding the suffixes –able/ably and -ible/ibly. Able/ably is used if the root word be heard completely i.e. dependable or comfortable.

Ible/ibly is used when the full root word cannot be heard, i.e. horrible, terrible


1. Possible

2. Incredible

3. Terrible

4. Horrible

5. Sensible

6. Comfortable

7. Reasonable

8. Honourable

9. Bearable

10. Enjoyable

Literacy

Zebras and Lions

You can use modal verbs to describe how likely things are to happen or to what degree of certainty something is known.

For example: I will try to do my best.

Use each of the following modal verb and write them in a sentence. 

  1. would
  2. should 
  3. might
  4. shall
  5. may

 

Tigers and Gazelles

You can use modal verbs to describe how likely things are to happen or to what degree of certainty something is known.

For example: I will try to do my best.

Write the following sentences and then underline the modal verb.

  1. It would be a disaster.
  2. We could buy sandwiches for lunch.
  3. Those ducks might swim across the river.
  4. Healthy snacks should be eaten at break time.
  5. You must open the door.

 

Homework set date: 25/09/2020

Maths

Your maths work is set on MyMaths and your task is to place decimals on a number line and determine the value of decimals.

https://www.mymaths.co.uk/

Spelling

Our spelling pattern this week is adding the suffixes –ant and -ent. Ant normally follows and 'ay' sound and ent normally follows and soft c or soft g sound. Practise these spellings for your test on Monday.


1. Attendant

2. Independent 

3. Innocent

4. Confident

5. Agent

6. Observant

7. Hesitant

8. Obedient

9. Decent

10. Servant

Literacy

Zebras and Lions

Write two sentences for each word below. One sentence must use the word as a noun and one sentence must use the word as a verb.

For example:

The book is interesting (Noun).

I need to book tickets (Verb).

1. Walk

2. Run

3. Play

4. Watch

5. Fish

Tigers and Gazelles

Decide whether the word in bold in the following sentences are nouns or verbs.

For example:

I saw a crash. (noun)

The waves crash against the cliff. (verb)

1. I cover my eyes.

2. Put the cover on the cushion.

3. I cook my dinner. 

4. The cook was in the kitchen.

5. Mind you don't trip on the kerb.

6. The school trip was really fun.

Homework set date: 11/09/2020

Maths

MyMaths - Your maths work is set on MyMaths and is using all of the place value knowledge that we have learnt in school this week. Remember to look at the online lesson first before completing the homework. 

Spelling

Our spelling pattern this week is adding the suffix 'ing'. Please practise these spellings using the 'Look, Read, Write, Cover, Check' method. You will be tested on the spellings below on Monday.

1. staring

2. writing 

3. making 

4. enjoying 

5. meeting 

6. walking 

7. clapping 

8. hopping

9. running 

10. smiling 

Reading

Using J2E, can you predict what will happen to Jim in the next chapter of Street Child. Remember, he has now escaped the work house. 

 

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