Hello Year 5,
We are missing you all and are looking forward to things getting back to normal so that we can have fun and learn together again.
Thank you for your phone calls this week. It is great to speak to both children and parents and hear about the creative things you have been up to. Please continue to email me with any updates and pictures to email@example.com or tweet us @eastbierleyPS.
The learning project is ‘Under the Sea’ this week and I think you will enjoy it! Remember, the activities on the website are just some suggestions of what you could do. If you can come up with any other ideas, email it to me or tweet about it to share with your friends.
The weekly tasks for spelling, reading, writing and maths give some great ideas too. You can choose what you would like to do, hopefully there is something that each of you will enjoy on there. There are also tasks set on MyMaths, SpellingShed, TTRockstars and Kahoot so do try to access these. Another reminder for Kahoot, please make your name linked to your actual name so I know who has completed the quiz.
Many of you are continuing to be active and bake, could you show us what you have made? I have baked a chocolate cake and a Victoria sponge cake myself which didn’t look nearly as delicious as some of yours did!
Make sure you continue to look after each other and your families. You could use this time to help around the house, possibly even tidy your bedroom!
I will be making phone calls again on Wednesday so be sure to listen for the phone ringing.
Miss Williams, Mrs Webb and Mrs Robson
Weekly Maths Tasks
|Write down the names and ages of each member in your household in years. Convert the ages into months, days, hours etc.|
|Choose a film to watch as a family daily. Add up the total running time and record it in hours and minutes - convert this into just minutes.|
|Make a timetable of your typical day at school. How many hours do you spend on each subject? Can you convert this into minutes spent on each subject? Can you convert this into seconds?|
|Click here to find a timetable of your local bus route. Create different scenarios where you have to work out which bus you need to catch. An example could be - ‘Which bus would I have to catch to get to Leeds Merrion Street for 14:25?’|
|Look at these images. Can you create a bar chart or pie chart showing the different living things found in the ocean?|
|Visit MyMaths to complete this week’s tasks, Factors and Primes and Metric Conversions. After completing these, there are other tasks on there that you can complete if you wish.
Daily arithmetic for different areas of maths. Choose levels 4, 5 and 6 activities and practise something you find difficult. You will need paper to write your answers so that you can mark them at the end.
Weekly Reading Tasks
|Participate in DEAR time and read for enjoyment whilst listening to these sea noises. There are more choices on Oxford Owl.|
|Create a true or false quiz based on the book you read yesterday. Can you test it out (remotely) on a friend who has also read the book? It could be one of the books we read together in school such as Who let the Gods out?|
|Listen to and read along with The Mermaid’s Lament. Find the glossary in the Teach section and see if you can identify some of the terms used in the poem, for example rhyme and personification.|
|Click on this Oxford Owl link for a reading comprehension activity about sea adventures. Challenge yourself to read the text in under 3 minutes and complete the comprehension questions.|
|You can read the First News. Can you find the following: good news, bad news, reference to a famous politician, a story about a popstar and the name of a city or country. This could be completed with a free, local newspaper.|
|Visit Toppsta to review books and enter competitions to win books too.|
|Use a dictionary to find the meanings of any unknown words you have read.|
Weekly Spelling Tasks
|Create a vocabulary bank about life under the sea which includes verbs, adverbs, expanded noun phrases and relative clauses.|
|Some words end with a ‘shus’ sound. How many more words can you think of which end with -tious or -cious? Write the meanings using a dictionary.|
|Pick 5 Common Exception words from the Year 5/6 spelling list. Challenge yourself to pick one spelling at a time and write it as many times as you can in one minute. Can you beat your score?|
|Create a glossary for these sea-related words: estuary, algae, plankton, tsunami & urchin. Can you draw illustrations to represent each of these words too?|
|Proofread and mark your writing from the day/week. Use a dictionary to check the spelling of any words that you found challenging. Can you improve any of your word choices?|
|Visit SpellingShed to complete revisiting tasks. Do check them!|
|Practise spellings on SpellingFrame.|
Weekly Writing Tasks
|Visit the Literacy Shed for this wonderful resource on The Lighthouse. Or you can create a diary entry based on a day in the life of a deep sea diver.|
|Can you compose your own poem of what a person wishes they could do if they were a sea creature? Why not perform it to the family?|
|Choose one sea creature of interest. Write a description about it in detail. Think about: its appearance, movement and actions. Remember to include ambitious vocabulary and complex sentences.|
|Can you write an information report about a sea creature? This should include: subheadings, key information, pictures and interesting facts. If you have access to a PC, you could type this up once you have edited your final version.|
|Write an under the sea adventure story. You should include: dialogue, ambitious vocabulary and a range of openers and conjunctions.|
Learning Project - to be completed through the week
The project this week aims to provide opportunities for your child to learn more about life in and around the sea. Learning may focus on the strange and wonderful creatures and plants that occupy our oceans, their habitats and how human beings affect this environment.
Working Together to Save Our Oceans -The BBC programme Blue Planet 2 sparked an outcry about the health of our oceans and the huge threat caused by plastics, but lots of people around the world are working hard to help solve this problem. Read about Madison Edwards, a 12 year old environmental activist. Could you do your bit to help preserve our oceans by keeping a ‘plastic diary’ recording how much single-use plastic your family uses? Write down one thing that your family will do to use less plastic.
Speeding Through The Seas- Sailfish are the fastest fish in the ocean. Challenge yourself to be just as speedy and complete the following 5 activities as fast as possible: Star jumps, tuck jumps, press-ups, squats and lunges. Record how many repetitions of each activity you can perform in 1 minute. Can you beat your personal best? Challenge yourself to record your heart rate (beats per minute) after each activity. Recommendation at least 2 hours of exercise a week.
Pirates: Daring Figures of History or Brutal Sea-Thieves?- Many books have been written and movies made about pirates. But who were the real pirates of the past? Explore these facts about real pirates from history. You could create a fact file or information report about what you have learned, including key dates and figures. Alternatively, you could create a ‘wanted’ poster for a pirate, including facts about his/her deeds and adventures. Could you make a pirate costume using resources at home?
Bioluminescence: Lighting up Our Oceans - Many sea creatures possess a fascinating light-producing ability called bioluminescence. Some fish dangle a lighted lure in front of their mouths to attract prey, while some squid shoot out bioluminescent liquid, instead of ink, to confuse their predators. Find out about bioluminescence and how some sea creatures rely on this for their survival. You could then choose a sea creature which uses bioluminescence (like the anglerfish) and create a poster fact sheet about it, including what bioluminescence is and how your chosen sea creature uses it.
Artwork to Light up Your Life- Following on from what you have learned about bioluminescence, create a bioluminescent sea creature inspired piece of artwork. Based on the resources you have available at home, you could choose to express this as a drawing or as a model. Use bright colours and try to be as realistic as possible. Remember to tweet a photo of your artwork using #TheLearningProjects.
Design your own species – Can you create a new species that lives in the sea? Take a look at my ideas, what do you think of them?
STEM Learning Opportunities
Autosub 6000 Ocean Floor Mission
Learners will need a basic understanding of Scratch before carrying out this Unit. Guides and online tutorials are available here if needed
Use scratch to debug and improve the Autosub6000 around the ocean floor. Activity notes and instructions can be found here.
Kahoot Pins for this week
Graphs – 03913851
Great Britain – 07991896
Numbers - 05662689
Additional Learning Resources
BBC Bitesize - Lots of videos and learning opportunities for all subjects.
Classroom Secrets Learning Packs - Reading, writing and maths activities for different ages.
Twinkl - Click on the link and sign up using your email address and creating a password. Use the offer code UKTWINKLHELPS.
White Rose Maths online maths lessons. Watch a lesson video and complete the worksheet (can be downloaded and completed digitally).
IXL online. Click here for Year 5 There are interactive games to play and guides for parents.
Mastery Mathematics Learning Packs. Take a look at the mastery mathematics home learning packs with a range of different activities and lessons.
Y5 Talk for Writing Home-school Booklets are an excellent resource to support your child’s speaking and listening, reading and writing skills.
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.