Hi Year 5!

I hope you have taken the time to enjoy the Easter holidays and appreciate this time spent with your family. I have enjoyed relaxing with my family and eating Easter eggs! I have been doing PE with Joe Wicks, baking, completing jigsaws and reading too!

I am glad to see that many more of you are completing online learning including SpellingShed, MyMaths and TTRockstars so do keep this up.

Please make sure you are completing some of the activities shown on the website. There are opportunities for you to write, be active and work practically so choose a variety and keep it fun!

I hope you are enjoying completing the Kahoot quizzes! Quite a few of you have completed them, which is great. When it asks you to enter your name, I am happy for them to be fun or imaginative but please make it link to your actual name so I know who has completed the quiz. At the minute, the names are a little crazy and I am finding it difficult to figure out who is who!

Thank you to those who have emailed some pictures and examples of work to our new class email account, which is year5@eastbierleyprimary.com. Please try to email me at least once a week as I am missing our time at school together and so it would be great to see that you are learning and having fun at home.

We miss you all!

Stay safe.

Miss Williams, Mrs Webb and Mrs Robson

Learning Project - to be completed through the week

The project this week aims to provide opportunities for your child to learn more about the area in which they live. Learning may focus on your local area, famous people, key landmarks and links to your city.

An Architectural Masterpiece: Design a new building/structure to inspire the residents of your local town or city. You must research, plan, design and then make a model of it using materials from around the house. Create a success criteria and then evaluate your model against this. Think about which materials you will use and how their properties could impact the strength of your structure.

Promoting Your Local Area: A visitor from another country is coming to stay in the city for a week. You really need to impress them by showing them the most interesting places in your local area. Where would you take them each day? Plan the itinerary for each day detailing the transport that will be taken to each location, how long will be spent there, what will be eaten and any activities that may take place.

Where in the World: Investigate how to use Google Earth or Google Maps and look at the geographical features of East Bierley, Aberystwyth and Perth (Australia). How are these places the same? How are these places different? What impacts the similarities and differences? Choose three different places and do the same thing, it may be places that you would like to visit. Do you notice any patterns?

Titus Salt, a timeline: Titus Salt had a significant impact on Bradford, in particular Saltaire. Create a timeline detailing the history of Titus Salt and Saltaire. Remember to include dates and details of significant events. How did Titus Salt impact the local area positively in the 1800s? How does Titus Salt and the building of Saltaire impact the local area positively now?

David Hockney: David Hockney is a local artist who was born in and studied in Bradford. When visiting Saltaire on our school trip, you may have noticed some of his artwork in the mills. Research his artwork and pick out what is similar in his art pieces. Have a go at recreating a piece of his art using resources at home such as crayons, paint, felt tips. Can you create your own artwork in the style of David Hockney?

Weekly Maths Tasks

Complete 10 Studio and 10 Garage on Times Table Rockstars.

On paper, show everything you know about place value. This could be pictures, diagrams, explanations, methods etc.

Practise knowledge of multiples by sorting the multiples into this Carroll diagram.

Visit MyMaths and complete revisiting activities, there are many to choose from.

Play Maths games: Hit the Button, Guardians: Defenders of Mathematica.

Research how many people live in your area, city, county etc. What is the difference between each amount? Which is the biggest and why? Round these numbers to the nearest 10 and create a graph using this information.

Look at the different house types on your street (e.g. detached, flats, semi-detached). Create a bar chart or pie chart showing this information.

Set up targets in the garden with different amounts of points to score. You could kick, throw or roll the ball to win points. Compete against your family, who can get the most points?

Practise reasoning and problem solving. These are Year 6 SATs questions but you can always have a go! These tasks will be suitable as a starting point:

Column Methods – Add and Subtract

Multiply Divide by 10,100,1000

Factors, Prime Numbers, Square numbers.

Weekly Reading Tasks

Continue to read a chapter from your home reading book or a book that you have borrowed from the library. You could even read to a member of your family.

After this, write a short review detailing your likes and dislikes about the novel so far. Justify your opinion with examples and evidence from the text.

Record any words that have captured your interest from the chapter. Write synonyms and antonyms for these words. This link will take you to a website for synonyms and antonyms. Enter your word in the search bar and the results will show the synonyms first and if you scroll further down, the antonyms will be there.

Participate in 20 minutes of DEAR time.

Complete a guided reading activity from your pack if you haven’t already done so. Choose a picture and answer the questions in your exercise book.

Keep visiting Toppsta, reviewing books will increase your chances of winning!

Weekly Spelling Tasks

Practise the Year 5/6 Common Exception Words, see the list on our website.

Choose five Common Exception words. Write a synonym, antonym, the meaning and an example of how to use the word in a sentence.

Practise spellings on Spelling Frame.

Complete revisits tasks set on SpellingShed.

Create a vocabulary bank about the area you live in. Can you include adjectives and description linked to the five senses? You may want to use this for some of your writing tasks this week.

Proofread and mark your writing from the day. Use a dictionary to check the spelling of any words that you found challenging. Could you add a relative clause to your writing?

Weekly Writing Tasks

Write a diary or newspaper report summarising the events from the day. This time, this must be the events for another family member.

Choose one of the local locations below and create a persuasive leaflet about this place. Places you could write about are: The National Science and Media Museum, Oakwell Hall and Country Park, Saltaire Village or any other local place that interests you.

Choose a significant local individual and write a set of questions to interview that person. Challenge yourself by answering the questions in the role of that person. People you could choose from are: Titus Salt, Joseph Priestly or The Bronte Sisters.

HS2 (The high speed railway line) should continue to be built. Do you agree/disagree? Write an argument about this statement. You may need to research this first, have a look at this website.

Story Task: Invent a new character for your story. Think about the setting you created last week and how your character would fit in to this. Consider the audience you want your story to appeal to.

Enter a writing competition. The deadline is the 30th April so you could keep adding to your story each week. Choose from Ridiculous Writers or Out of this world.


Weekly Topic Tasks

J2Code – A range of activities to explore computing and coding. There are short lesson activities but also the opportunity to be more creative within the ‘JIT’ Platform.

https://app.gonoodle.com/ - Website with videos that encourage exercise with guided dances as well as videos to help with mindfulness.

Kahoot PINs: Visit https://kahoot.it/ and enter the game pins to complete the quizzes.

Place Value: Rounding Whole Numbers – 0387899

Adjectives and Adverbs – 0727281

Properties of Materials – 0318819

Capital Letters - 0169976

Remember, the first question will ask for your name. It is likely to be incorrect however, you cannot win points from this question so it doesn’t matter too much.