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What's happening in Year 5 this half term?

Dance Competition 2020 Part 1

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Dance Competition 2020 Part 2

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Eva's Dance skills!

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Vimbai's Dance skills.

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Tom's Dance skills.

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Thomas' dance skills.

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Year 5 and 6 Dance

Hi everyone,

Miss Sumner has created a short dance video for the children in each class to learn. (below)

y5and6

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Practise the dance at home. If you can, film yourself performing the dance and email the video to your teacher.

Mr Cooper will then put the video clips together to create a school dance video.

If we all learn the dance, we can perform a whole school dance performance when we are all back to school in September (hopefully).

Have fun!

Mr Groom

Let’s get active in June!

The attachment above has a daily activity for you to complete.

Try each of these activities with the people you’re with!

Challenge yourself to get as many bronze/silver/golds as you can!

Keep track and celebrate your achievements!

Remember it is important to stay active and healthy!

Mr Groom

Let’s get active in June!

The attachment above has a daily activity for you to complete.

Try each of these activities with the people you’re with!

Challenge yourself to get as many bronze/silver/golds as you can!

Keep track and celebrate your achievements!

Remember it is important to stay active and healthy!

Mr Groom

Welcome to another Monday morning during these strange times.

Here are today's tasks for you folks still learning from home.

 

Maths

Today, we look at multiplying unit-fractions (when the numerator is 1) by a whole number.

We explore how multiplication is the same as repeated addition (e.g. 4 x 3 = 3 + 3 + 3 + 3) and use this idea, which the children should be familiar with, to introduce multiplying fractions by whole numbers. This can be supported with the use of diagrams. The attachment includes an introduction, practice examples and activities.

There are two activities – the second activity uses diagrams to visually support the idea of multiplication as being repeated addition. There is also a challenge task at the end.

The answers will be available tomorrow at the top of the class page.

 

English

Today please complete the Danny Champion of the World work.

Do Day 5's tasks today

The resources are on Tuesday's post from last week.

 

Science/Art kind of task

Have a go at dissecting a flower into its key reproductive parts. The best flower types to dissect include lilies, tulips, daffodils. Avoid flowers like daisies, dandelions and roses as their structure isn’t as clear. (Be careful with pollen not to touch your face/clothes when conducting the experiment.)  This link shows you have to do the dissection:

Flower Dissection - STEM Activity

What plant parts are flowers made of? In this botanical science activity, you will dissect flowering plants and explore their parts and functions. https://ww...

Points to remember: Some of the vocabulary is quite tricky, so keep practising how to pronounce it and read it. Definitions have been included.

If you do manage to dissect a flower, email me over some lovely pictures.

Mr Groom

Welcome to another beautiful Tuesday morning!

Here are today's tasks for you folks still learning from home.

 

Maths

Today in Maths we will be focussing on our Arithmetic skills.

On the left of the screen you should find a page called Year 5 Arithmetic tests.

Complete ‘Test 6’. Use resources to help you if you need them.

Points to remember: Read the question carefully. Check the operation. Use the inverse operation to help check your answer. Use the mark scheme to check through and self-mark.You don't need to print it out - writing the answers in your book is fine. 

 

English

Punctuation and grammar starter task: Please complete page 6 of ‘SPaG Spotter’. This should also be on the Arithmetic test page.

Over the next 5 days we will be following the English plan attached 'Inventions'. 

Please complete Day 1's activities today. 

 

Art Task 

Drawing flowers. Linking to our Science, today we are going to be drawing/painting flowers.

Many famous artists have used flowers as inspiration. One artist, who focused her drawings and paintings on the carpel and the stamen, was Georgia O’ Keeffe.

Here is a video explaining a bit about who she was and her life.

Georgia O'Keeffe for Kids

Here is a great video on Georgia Okeeffe for kids of all ages. This teaching aid style documantary style video will keep the little ones interested in learni...

Draw the Parts of a Flower Georgia O'Keeffe Style Grade KDG-5th

Learn the parts of a flower while creating a large watercolor flower painting. Vocabulary includes: petal, pistil, stem, filament, anther, stamen, sepal.

This 2nd link shows how to create an oil pastel drawing of a flower in the style of Georgia O’Keeffe 

It is your choice about what you draw today. You can choose to copy some of Georgia O'Keeffe's work, draw from some photos or you could even go outside and sketch from real flowers!

Points to remember: Sketch the outline key shapes shape very faintly to begin with. This gives you a chance to rub out any mistakes. Afterwards, add more detail. Once you are happy, go over your markings to make the outlines darker. Add colour gradually and try to overlap or blend the colours.

Have fun and remember to email over some photos of you work.

 

Mr Groom

i.groom@harris.lancs.sch.uk 

Welcome to another beautiful Wednesday morning!

Here are today's tasks for you folks still learning from home.

 

Maths

We continue to explore how multiplication is the same as repeated addition (e.g. 4 x 3 = 3 + 3 + 3 + 3) and build on this to make the link to using our times table knowledge to help answer the multiplications.

We use the idea of the number of groups and the size of each group to link to times tables. (3 x 2/5 is described as 3 groups of 2 fifths. 3 x 2 = 6 fifths. The answer is 6/5, which can also be written as 1 1/5.) Once again, we use diagrams to support our understanding. If you find this concept hard, repeated addition can continue to be used as a strategy.

The attachment includes an introduction, practice examples and activities, along with an extension. There are two activities – the second activity has been designed to support children to understand the idea of multiplication of fractions as being repeated addition.

The answers will be available tomorrow at the top of the class page.

 

English

Over the next 5 days we will be following the English plan 'Inventions' which is attached to Tuesday's post.  

Please complete Day 2's activities today. 

Science - (The activity sheet is attached above)

Wind versus insect pollination. There are two main ways that plants are pollinated.

Watch these video clips which explains the differences between wind and insect pollination.

Insects and pollination | Biology - Science of the Harvest

This clip explores pollen and the reproductive processes of plants, how we can see this process in action, the importance of insect pollinators, and how the ...

Wind vs Insect Pollination - Meadow Foxtail Grass

Wind pollinated plants have to produce very large amounts of pollen compared to those that are insect pollinated. Hayfever sufferers find the grass flowering...

Activity: have a go at sorting the different pictures and statements into the correct columns for either wind or insect pollination. (You don’t have to print them out, you could just draw the table and write the statement and names of flowers in your table.)

 

Challenge: design and draw two different plants. One plant that would be pollinated by insects and one plant that would be pollinated by wind. Label the different features of the plants you have created.

Points to remember: Plants which are pollinated through insects are brightly coloured and have sweet nectar to attract creature to the plants to carry the pollen to each flower. Plants which are pollinated through the wind have lighter pollen and long, dangling anthers that get blown around in the wind. These plants are often green, since they do not need to be brightly coloured, and are often grasses.

 

Have a great day!

Mr Groom

Welcome to another wonderful Thursday morning!

Here are today's tasks for you folks still learning from home.

 

Maths

Today, we explore the link between division and fractions using diagrams and real-world contexts.

If we think about 1 ÷ 3 (and draw it) we can see it as a fraction, 1/3. The attachment includes an introduction, practice examples and a short activity.

The extension today is to create a ‘Maths story’ (or two) to show the link between division and fractions. You could use drawings or practical resources to show their story and prove the answer. Feel free to be as creative as you like! We would love to see some of the ideas.

The answers will be available tomorrow at the top of the class page.

 

English

Again, we will be following the English plan 'Inventions' which is attached to Tuesday's post.  

Please complete Day 3's activities today. 

Science -

Today we are going to look at how plants reproduce through asexual reproduction. Asexual reproduction is where a plant/organism can clone themselves. Some plants can do this with ease! Read  the information sheet provided above.

Experiment Task: Have a go at growing your own plant from cuttings. You can grow a carrot green plant (this is not an actual carrot plant as it is tap root. It will eventually seed and then you can produce actual carrots). It will take a few weeks but eventually you will end up with a genetic clone of the original plant. Monitor your progress.

How to regrow carrots from carrot top - 2 ways - This clip shows how to do the experiment

Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube.

Points to remember: Sexual reproduction: These plants need pollen (containing the male gamete) from one flower to fuse with the ovule (the female gamete) of another flower, which makes a seed.

Remember to take photos of your carrot green growing over time. 

Have fun!

Mr Groom

Well done you made it to Friday morning!

As a reward here are some learning tasks...

 

Maths

I have attached two problems to provide a choice, the 1st problem ‘Queen Esmerelda’s coins’ is easier than the 2nd problem ‘Albert Square’. Both use the trial and improvement strategy combined with elements of mathematical reasoning.

The ‘Albert Square’ problem has more than one solution. When solving problems, making jottings to record trials can help keep track of possible solutions trialled and allow for small changes to be made and tested, rather than just starting again.

Parents Points to remember: Using practical resources (e.g. small pieces of paper / items to represent the coins in ‘Queen Esmerelda’s coins’) can help problem-solving as it makes it easier to move parts around. Encouraging children to use a strategy such as trial and improvement is important. After a trial, rather than starting again completely, encourage children to look to make small changes based on a reason. (E.g. I notice that this row has a total greater than 15 and this row has too few. Can I swap two numbers?) Encourage children to reason about the problems – e.g. which piles will have the greatest number of coins? Or, what eight different numbers can I use to total 36? This last question is key when solving ‘Albert Square’! Celebrate ‘near solutions’ – sometimes a trial does not work until the last few steps. This can happen many times!

Problem solving is more than just finding (a) solution(s). It is important to recognise perseverance and resilience. Limit the time – in class, after discussing a problem and unpicking parts of it, we would only spend up to 30 minutes working on it.

The solutions will be available tomorrow at the top of the class page.

 

English

Again, we will be following the English plan 'Inventions' which is attached to Tuesday's post.  

Please complete Day 4's activities today. 

Well done - you made it to Friday!

Here are today's learning tasks.

 

Maths - The sheet is attached to the top of the class page.

Solve the Maths clues to discover the sabotaged the fidget spinners in 'The mystery of the Unspinning Fidget Spinners'.

Each time you solve a clue, you will be able to cross suspects from the list. Eventually you will be left with just 1 person - the person who commited the crime!

 

English

Continue with the Danny Champion of the World work.

Do Day 4 tasks today.

The resources are on Tuesday's post.

 

Science Task

Use the links below from yesterday, watch the clips which explains the the different parts of a flower and their purposes. 

Then complete the second page of the 'parts of a flower' sheet attached, with the name and definitions given.

Have fun!

Happy Thursday People!

Here are today's learning tasks.

 

Maths

The attached problem ‘Mystery Money’ has been produced by Lancashire County Council’s Maths team. The problem again supports the strategy of trial and improvement when finding solutions. There are three problems – the first, challenge 1 and challenge 2. The fourth page includes some guidance to help – e.g. to look for a starting point (where there is only one missing coin) and to encourage children to make small changes if a trial does not work.

Problem-solving is an important part of Maths and it helps to develop resilience too! You can mark your own (the solutions are on the last page) no cheating!

Points to remember: Using practical resources (e.g. small pieces of paper with the coins written on them) can help problem-solving as it makes it easier to move parts around. Following a strategy such as trial and improvement is important. If a trial does not work, rather than starting again completely, encourage children to look to see if small changes can be made based on a reason (e.g. my total is too large so I will replace the coin with a lower value coin because I need the total to decrease).

 

English

Continue with the Danny Champion of the World work.

Do Day 3 today - because that comes after Day 2 and before Day 4.

The resources are on Tuesday's post.

 

Science Task

During our new Science topic, we will be looking at how plants reproduce in different ways – either through sexual reproduction or asexual reproduction.

Follow the links below, watch the clips which explains the lifecycle of a plant and the different parts of a flower and their purposes. Then complete the activities below the clips.

 

Have fun!

Mr Groom

Happy Wednesday People!

Here are today's learning tasks.

 

Maths

Today, we are going to use our problem-solving skills.

The attached problem - ‘Two squares’ - has been produced by Lancashire County Council’s Maths team. The page sheet includes some guidance to help – e.g. to encourage children to use a trial and improvement method looking at a result and then making small changes based on this.

Problem-solving is an important part of Maths and it helps to develop resilience too! In this example, there is more than one solution. You can mark your own, when you think you have all the possible answers. The solutions for this problem can be found on the last page.

Points to remember: Using practical resources (e.g. small pieces of paper with the numbers written on them) can help problem-solving as it makes it easier to move parts around. Following a strategy such as trial and improvement is important. If a trial does not work, rather than starting again completely, look to see if small changes can be made based on a reason (e.g. I will move this number to the other square because the I need the total to decrease). Often there is more than one solution to a problem.

 

English

Over the next 4 days our focus text will be : Danny the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl. 

The resources and tasks for each day is in the attachment in Tuesday's post.  
Each day you will be asked to read a section of Danny the Champion of the World. You can choose to read this independently or with a member of your family.

If you have a copy of the text at home, use this. If not, a full online version is available to read here:

Complete Day 2 today. (Because that comes after Day 1)

 

STOP AND THINK TASK

Take a moment to think about an older person you know who might be feeling scared, vulnerable or lonely at the moment.

Write them a kind and thoughtful letter or draw them a picture to make them feel better.

When you go for your exercise outside with an adult, or when someone goes shopping, post it through their letterbox and walk away. Don’t worry that you can’t see their reaction. Just know that you have brightened up someone’s day.

Have a nice day.

Mr Groom

Happy Tuesday People!

Here are today's learning tasks.

 

Maths

Today in Maths we will be focussing on our Arithmetic skills.

On the left of the screen you should find a page called Year 5 Arithmetic tests.

Complete ‘Test 5’. Use resources to help you if you need them.

Points to remember: Read the question carefully. Check the operation. Use the inverse operation to help check your answer. Use the mark scheme to check through and self-mark.You don't need to print it out - writing the answers in your book is fine. 

 

English

Punctuation and grammar starter task: Please complete page 5 of ‘SPaG Spotter’. This should also be on the Arithmetic test page.

Over the next 5 days our focus text will be : Danny the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl. 

The resources and tasks for each day is in the attachment.  
Each day you will be asked to read a section of Danny the Champion of the World. You can choose to read this independently or with a member of your family.

Start with Day 1 today.

Computing Task

Dance Mat Typing

 

Level 3: Learn the six keys below the home row.

You need a computer with a keyboard and headphones or a speaker. Use the link below to complete level 3 stage 9 (c ,).

Remember to follow the instructions and to use the correct fingers for each letter.

Happy Monday People!

Here are today's learning tasks.

 

Maths

We continue to explore fractions and build on our learning. Today’s learning looks at adding fractions where the total is greater than one. It combines adding fractions using our understanding of equivalent fractions with our understanding of improper fractions and mixed numbers.

The attachment includes an introduction, practise examples and activities. There are two activities, with the second being focused on adding three fractions (with the same denominator) to help children to develop an understanding of fractions greater than 1 if they require support with this.

There is also an extension activity. Answers have been included in the attachment.

 

English

Create a fact file page about the deadly creature you designed last Friday.
Think about ensuring you have answered key questions for your reader such as; Where does it live? What makes it deadly? What does it eat? Where and how does it hunt?
You may wish to use these examples (on pages 5 and 6) to help you with your layout from ‘Lesser Spotted Animals’ by Martin Brown.

If possible, you could also film a ‘Deadly 60’ video about your new creature – imagine you are Steve Backshall on the hunt for your deadly creature. Explain to the audience what you are hunting – giving them key facts whilst you are on the search.

 

French Task!  

Learn about and use, sentences that describe family and siblings.

Don’t panic. Year 5 have learnt a lot of French with Mrs Procter and the children are quite good at it.

Follow the link, click on full tutorial and work your way through the 4 activities. Practise saying the French aloud and remember to hold the 'en' button for translation if needed. 

S'amuser! 

Monsieur Groom

Good Morning!

Here are Today's learning tasks.

 

Maths

We continue to explore fractions and recap some of our learning this year.

Part 1: Identify the fraction shaded for each of the shapes. This activity involves some challenging thinking and links with our understanding of equivalent fractions. When a whole is divided into pieces, the pieces can be equally sized, even though they may look different. Explanation and answers are included in the attachment.

Part 2: We will use our understanding of equivalent fractions to help add fractions when the denominators are different. Explanation and answers are included in the attachment. This is at the top of the class page (I can only attach 1 document here.)

 

Points to remember: Equivalent fractions have the same value. When fractions are drawn, the parts can be equally sized even if they look different. We can find equivalent fractions mathematically by multiplying (or dividing) the numerator and denominator of a fraction by the same factor. In class, we use the saying ‘whatever we do to the denominator, we do to the numerator’ when multiplying or dividing. Being able to draw equivalent fractions to prove answers or explain mathematical ideas is important. Maths is more than just finding the ‘correct’ answer!

 

English 

Based on all you have read so far this week, design your own deadly creature.
This could be a hybrid of your favourite deadly creatures such as a cobra snake and a tiger combined or a completely new creature.
 

Give a name for your deadly creature and draw a picture of it – labelling the key ‘deadly’ features around the image.
Write a few sentences to describe your creature explaining why it is so deadly, what it eats and what it's habitat is.

 

PE Task

Using the link below there are PE opportunities for you to do throughout the week. These include an afternoon of PE, brain breaks and activities for a bit of fun!

Have a nice weekend!

Mr Groom

Good Morning!

Here are Wednesday's learning tasks.

 

Maths

Today, we are going to recap finding and using equivalent fractions. The attachment includes some explanation and practice questions.

There are two levels of activity, with the second being easier. Answers are also included in the attachment.

Points to remember: Equivalent fractions have the same value. We can find equivalent fractions mathematically by multiplying (or dividing) the numerator and denominator of a fraction by the same factor.

In class, we use the saying ‘whatever we do to the denominator, we do to the numerator’ when multiplying or dividing. Being able to draw equivalent fractions to prove answers or explain mathematical ideas is important. Maths is more than just finding the ‘correct’ answer!

 

English 

1- Read the two texts about snakes, making a note of any key words or phrases used. These shoud be at the top of the class page.
‘Predators’ By Steve Backshall:
‘100 Most Feared Creatures‘ by Anna Claybourne
 

2- Now watch ‘Iguana vs Snakes’ scene taken from Planet Earth II:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rv9hn4IGofM

3- Imagine you are the new ‘David Attenborough’ or ‘Steve Backshall’ and have been asked to narrate this scene (be the voice-over for the scene).
Write the narrative you would say to accompany this scene. Try to include lots of facts about snakes using the key words and phrases you have jotted down.
You may wish to read aloud your voice over to a family member and, if possible, record it to send to me!

 

PE Task

Using the link below there are PE opportunities for you to do throughout the week. These include an afternoon of PE, brain breaks and activities for a bit of fun!

 

Have fun!

Mr Groom

Good Morning!

Here are Wednesday's learning tasks.

 

Maths

Today, we are going to recap finding and using equivalent fractions. The attachment includes some explanation and practice questions.

There are two levels of activity, with the second being easier. Answers are also included in the attachment.

Points to remember: Equivalent fractions have the same value. We can find equivalent fractions mathematically by multiplying (or dividing) the numerator and denominator of a fraction by the same factor.

In class, we use the saying ‘whatever we do to the denominator, we do to the numerator’ when multiplying or dividing. Being able to draw equivalent fractions to prove answers or explain mathematical ideas is important. Maths is more than just finding the ‘correct’ answer!

 

English 

1- Read the two texts about snakes, making a note of any key words or phrases used. These shoud be at the top of the class page.
‘Predators’ By Steve Backshall:
‘100 Most Feared Creatures‘ by Anna Claybourne
 

2- Now watch ‘Iguana vs Snakes’ scene taken from Planet Earth II:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rv9hn4IGofM

3- Imagine you are the new ‘David Attenborough’ or ‘Steve Backshall’ and have been asked to narrate this scene (be the voice-over for the scene).
Write the narrative you would say to accompany this scene. Try to include lots of facts about snakes using the key words and phrases you have jotted down.
You may wish to read aloud your voice over to a family member and, if possible, record it to send to me!

 

PE Task

Using the link below there are PE opportunities for you to do throughout the week. These include an afternoon of PE, brain breaks and activities for a bit of fun!

 

Have fun!

Mr Groom

Good morning everyone. 

Here are today's learning opportunties...

 

Maths

Today in Maths we will be practising converting improper fractions to mixed numbers and vice versa. 

The document attached has a remainder and explanation of how to convert fractions, then the tasks and questions (and answers) are below. 

 

English 

https://www.spellingcity.com/users/Harrisfive Practise week 31 spellings by playing a game of Word Search and Test-N-Teach. Keep going until you score 10/10

Read and watch about these deadly animals. For each animal, jot down any words or phrases that grab your attention as you go:
The King Cobra:
Watch:

Awesome King Cobra | Deadly 60 | Series 2 | BBC

In Thailand, Steve comes face to face with the longest venomous snake in the world, the King Cobra whose bite could kill an elephant. Subscribe to BBC Earth:...

The Venomous Blue Ringed Octopus | Deadly 60 | BBC

Start the Deadly 60 in Australia playlist here http://bit.ly/1ayB7hl Steve and the crew go in search of a toxic terror living right in the heart of Sydney. D...

How NOT to Keep Away from a Honey Badger's Teeth | Deadly 60 | Earth Unplugged

Buster the honey badger is not afraid to bite while foraging for food. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/SubscribeToEarthUnplugged Animal Slow Motion: http://bit.ly/E...

Based on what you have learnt, create a quiz for a family member, adult or teacher to answer.
An example of a quiz based on deadly animals can be found here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/quizzes/deadly-60-felines-and-fan...

 

PE Task

Using the link below there are PE opportunities for you to do throughout the week. These include an afternoon of PE, brain breaks and activities for a bit of fun!

Good morning everyone. 

Here are today's learning opportunties...

 

Maths

Today in Maths we will be focussing on our Arithmetic skills.

On the left of the screen you should find a page called Year 5 Arithmetic tests.

Complete ‘Test 4’. Use resources to help you if you need them.

Points to remember: Read the question carefully. Check the operation. Use the inverse operation to help check your answer. Use the mark scheme to check through and self-mark.You don't need to print it out - writing the answers in your book is fine. 

 

English 

Punctuation and grammar starter task: Please complete page 4 of ‘SPaG Spotter’. This should also be on the Arithmetic test page.
This week will explore deadly creatures from around the world (whilst sitting in the comfort of your own home!)
By the end of the week, not only will you know lots about some deadly creatures, you will have also created your own!

Task 1 - Read the extract from ‘Deadly Factbook: Mammals’ by Steve Backshall: which is attached.

Task 2- Write three sentences to describe each of the five animals you have read about. Try to include some of the descriptive words used in the text, such as ‘sublime sense of smell’ (used to describe the polar bear).
Task 3 - Choose your favourite animal that you have read about today and create a fact file about it. The website below is great for finding out even more about the animals. No Lauren you can't choose a sloth (again), Aysia unicorns are not allowed and Tom - Neymar is not a deadly creature! 

PE Task

Using the link below there are PE opportunities for you to do throughout the week. These include an afternoon of PE, brain breaks and activities for a bit of fun!

 

Mr Groom 

i.groom@harris.lancs.sch.uk

Happy Monday People!

Here are today's learning tasks...

Maths task

English Task

Read the text attached 'A Boy called Mouse' then answer the questions in full sentences. For questions 4 to 9, remember to give reasons or evidence from the text, to explain what or why you think something. 

 

PE Task

Using the link below there are PE opportunities for you to do throughout the week. These include an afternoon of PE, brain breaks and activities for a bit of fun!

 

 

Remember you can always email me, if you have any questions or to share any of your amazing work.

Mr Groom 

i.groom@harris.lancs.sch.uk

Holiday week 18th April

Hi everyone,

This is just a reminder that I will not be setting daily learning tasks on the page this week - it is officially my holiday week. Although I have set a task below for you to complete during the week.

I have left the previous week’s tasks on the class page, so that you can catch up with anything that you may not have completed.

 

*****Science, Design and Technology Task *****

Your task for this week is to design and build our own Goldberg machines! You might need some help and advice from adults at home for this one. 

Rube Goldberg machine, named after American cartoonist Rube Goldberg, is a machine designed to perform a simple task in an indirect and overly complicated way.

1 - Your machine must do a simple task at the end - for example ring a bell, or water a plant, or turn a switch on or feed the fish. 

2 -  Your machine must include some pulleys, gears or levers.

3 - If you are able to, film it and email me. 

There are lots of examples on Youtube. The links below are from yesterday.

The Most Complicated Trickshot Ever (Rube Goldberg Machine Screenlink) | Creezy

A Rube Goldberg Machine with over 50 steps that goes around my entire house, finishing off with a sick trick shot. Enjoy. Please note: This machine is a scre...

Honda - The Cog

Honda Accord, 2003

75 Chain Reaction Ideas & Inventions

A screen linked chain reaction collaboration with toothpaste35 and doodlechaos demonstrating some of the coolest chain reaction tricks, ideas, and inventions...

Rube Goldberg Ideas

Edit: Thanks a ton for 3K views! This is a big tutorial of how to make 13 different rube goldberg contraptions. Annotations will give you extra advise. Be on...

Enjoy!

I hope you all have a wonderful week.

Remember to keep reading and practising your spellings and times tables.

Mr Groom

Good morning!

 

Maths task

Solve 'The Mystery of the Sabotaged Football Kit' investigation (which is attached). 

Complete each clue to elimate suspects from the enquiry - until only one remains. 

 

English Task

Login to https://uk.ixl.com/ 

Complete section the English activites - 

     H.3 Use subordinating conjunctions

H.4 Identify subordinating conjunctions

 

Science Task

These resources will be at the top of the class page.

Task 1: Go through the lesson presentation - Mechanisms - and ask an adult if you don't understand the meaning of any of the words. 

Task 2: Read the 'Mechanisms Facts sheet' so that you are understand what pulleys, gears and levers are used for.

Task 3: Watch Goldberg machines in action in the Youtube clips below. Can you identify any pulleys, gear or levers used in the machines?

The Most Complicated Trickshot Ever (Rube Goldberg Machine Screenlink) | Creezy

A Rube Goldberg Machine with over 50 steps that goes around my entire house, finishing off with a sick trick shot. Enjoy. Please note: This machine is a scre...

Honda - The Cog

Honda Accord, 2003

75 Chain Reaction Ideas & Inventions

Rube Goldberg Ideas

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We will be designing and building our own Goldberg machines next week!

Enjoy!

Remember you can always email me, if you have any questions or to share any of your amazing work.

Mr Groom 

i.groom@harris.lancs.sch.uk

Week 8 - Thursday 14th May

Good morning!

 

English task

Extended write:
Using all you have read / watched throughout the last 2 weeks, create a fight scene/chapter between a hero (this may be you!) and the Greek creature you created yesterday.
Try to include some ‘ing opener’ sentences and interesting words/phrases which you have collected throughout the week.
Once you have written this, you may want to read it aloud to a family member or even record the reading to email to me.

 

Maths Task

Login to https://uk.ixl.com/ 

Complete section the Maths activity - T.9 Add up to 4 fractions with denominators of 10 and 100

 

Science Task

These resources will be at the top of the class page.

Task 1: Read through the lesson presentation - Water Resistance - and ask an adult if you don't understand the meaning of any of the words. Try the experiment - you will need some plasticine or bluetac and a jug of water.

Task 2: Create a poster to explain how to reduce the effects of water resistance and give examples to streamlined objects and objects which are not streamlined. 

I hope you have a great day!

Mr Groom 

Good morning!

 

English task

1) Research Greek monsters here 
Write down facts about your three favourites.
2) Have a quick look at the extract from ‘Myth Match: A Fantastical Flipbook of Extraordinary Beasts’ here.
Based on this, create your own Greek monster hybrid, such as a ‘Chimarion’ a mixture of a Chimaera and Arion.
Draw a picture of your Greek monster and label its features.

If you need some help with the layout, have a look at the ‘Monsterology’ extract here and use this to create your own entry.

 

Maths Task

Solve the Mystery of the Ribbonless Maypole investigation (which is attached). 

Complete each clue to elimate suspects from the enquiry - until only one remains. 

 

Science Task

These resources will be at the top of the class page. 

Task 1: Read through the Air Resistance lesson presentation and ask an adult if you don't understand the meaning of any of the words. 

Task 2: Complete the 'Perfect Parachute investigation' Be careful when dropping the parachute - make sure it is from a safe and secure place. We don't want any injuries.

Task 3: Use your results to complete the 'Super Skydiving Report'.

I hope you have a great day!

Mr Groom 

Good Morning Everyone!

Here are today's learning opportunties...

 

Maths

Today in Maths we will be focussing on our Arithmetic skills.

On the left of the screen you should find a page called Year 5 Arithmetic tests.

Complete ‘Test 3’. Use resources to help you if you need them.

Points to remember: Read the question carefully. Check the operation. Use the inverse operation to help check your answer. Use the mark scheme to check through and self-mark.You don't need to print it out - writing the answers in your book is fine. 

 

English 

Task 1: Today in English we are working on our grammar and punctuation. Please complete page 3 of ‘SPaG Spotter’. This should also be on the Arithmetic test page.

Task 2: Read Chapter 4 (pages 45 -61) ‘My Mother Teaches Me Bullfighting’ from Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (attached). 

The Lightning Thief Chapter 4

Task 3: Now watch the film clip of the same scene here:

Percy Jackson & the Olympians (1/5) Movie CLIP - The Minotaur Attacks (2010) HD

Percy Jackson & the Olympians movie clips: http://j.mp/212cLIL BUY THE MOVIE: FandangoNOW - https://www.fandangonow.com/details/movie/percy-jackson-the-olymp...

Write at least 4 sentences that start with words ending in ‘ing’ to describe the scene, such as: ‘

Drawing his sword, Percy dived towards the fearsome creature.’
A list of words ending in ‘ing’can be found here:

Use some of your ‘ing openers’ and your own ideas to write this scene in your own words.

 

Science Task

Our new Science topic is 'Forces in Action'. These resources will be at the top of the class page. 

Task 1: Read through the Gravity lesson presentation and ask an adult if you don't understand the meaning of any of the words. 

Task 2: Complete the 'Newton Activity Sheet' by reading the 'Newton Fact Sheet' 

Task 3:  watch the clip and complete the short activity. 

I hope you have a great day!

Mr Groom

I hope you enjoyed the weekend.

Todays learning tasks are:

Spellings: Ask someone at home to test you on the spellings from https://www.spellingcity.com/users/Harrisfive. Do it as a test in school. The person testing should say the word, say it in a sentence and repeat the word.

 

English Task

1) Read, watch and listen to the Greek myth ‘Theseus and the Minotaur’.

Theseus and the Minotaur | Ancient Greek Mythology Stories |

Theseus and the Minotaur | Ancient Greek Mythology Stories | The Minotaur and the Labyrinth of Crete. ... The third year, Theseus, son of Aegeus decided to b...

Go back to the text http://myths.e2bn.org/mythsandlegends/textonly563-theseus-and-the-minotaur.html

and use WordHippo https://www.wordhippo.com/ to investigate any words which you are unsure of.
Write synonyms of these words and a definition.

2) Re-write the story using a maximum of 500 words. Every word counts so make sure you use exciting vocabulary and a range of sentences to excite and interest your reader.

 

Maths Task 

Today in we will continue to revise our place value skills and look at comparing and ordering numbers. There are two activity sheets – there is no need to do both. Some ideas of strategies to help have been included on the first page of the attachment.

The answers are included to mark your own. 

 

Science Task

Our new Science topic is 'Forces in Action'. These resources will be at the top of the class page. 

Task 1: Read through the 'What are forces - lesson presentation' and ask an adult if you don't understand the meaning of any of the words. 

Task 2: Complete the 'Activity sheet Forces in Action' For each picture write the names of you forces acting on the objects. The answers are on the 2nd page. 

May the force be with you!

Mr Groom

Good Morning Year 5!

Here are the learning task...

 

English

Over the next 5 days the children will explore Greek Gods, Greek myths and Greek monsters, leading up to writing their own monster vs.hero fight scene. The 5 days of tasks are explained in the file at the top of the page, but I will put the daily tasks on as normal. 

Tasks: 

3 - Imagine you are to write an entry about your favourite God to go into the book. Design a page which could be inserted into the book. Think about your layout so it is similar to the rest of the book. Features such as fact boxes, sub-titles and pictures may be used.

 

Maths Task

Today we are going to revise our place value skills and look at comparing and ordering numbers.

Two activity sheets have been created to revise some of these skills – there is no need to do both. If your child is not confident when working with large numbers, the second sheet may help as it looks at numbers to the ten thousands. Some ideas of strategies to help have been included on the first page of the attachment.

Points to remember: Writing the numbers vertically and lining up same value digits can help when comparing numbers. Look at the highest value digit first, and if these are the same, move to the next highest value digit.

Using place value headings is a very powerful tool when understanding a number. Counting is important. To help your child, practise counting on and back from different numbers in different powers of 10, particularly bridging across a hundred, thousand or ten thousand. E.g. 25670, 25770, 25870, 25970, 26070... Sometimes, writing this vertically can help children to spot patterns if they find counting mentally hard.

 

Computing Task

Dance Mat Typing – Stage 3

Learn to touch type. You need a computer with a keyboard and headphones or a speaker.

Use the link below to complete level 3 stage 8 (b n)..

Remember to follow the instructions and to use the correct fingers for each letter.

Have a fun day!

Mr Groom

Good Morning Year 5!

Here is the wonderful work for Wednesday...

 

English 

Complete the Trickier Relative Clauses activity attached.

Write the sentences from section 1 into your book, underlining the relative clause. 

Write the sentences from section 2 into your book, adding a relative clause. 

Explain to a family member what the answers to section 3 and 4 are, and why.

Neat handwriting is not optional, it is essential. 

 

Maths

Mark your reasoning questions from yesterday using this link .... https://nilicej.exampro.net/

Login in to https://uk.ixl.com/ and complete the 2 sections: 

Multiply fractions

U.1 Multiply unit fractions by whole numbers using number lines 

U.2 Multiply unit fractions by whole numbers using models

 

Art Task

Choose any of the Disney characters from the Disney – How to draw series, from the You Tube link below.

There are 42 to choose from, choose a different 1 than last time.

Follow the instructions (given by actual Disney animators) to draw the character. Some of the characters are quite tricky to draw, so watch the instruction carefully.

If you would like your classmates to see your artwork, sign it and email it to me. I’m a classic character this time.

Week 7 - Tuesday 5th May

Happy Tuesday People!

Here are today's learning task: 

English: https://www.spellingcity.com/users/Harrisfive Practise week 30 spellings by playing a game of Hang Mouse, Word Search and Test-N-Teach. Keep going until you score 6/6.

 

Handwriting competition 2!

Copy out a piece of a story or poem in your best handwriting. When we come back to the school prizes will be given for best effort and neatest joined handwriting. 

 

Maths

For today’s Maths questions follow this link https://nilicej.exampro.net/ answer the 6 reasoning questions in your Home Learning book. The answers will be on the link tomorrow, you can mark your own then.

Task 2 - Complete the daily TT Rockstars 15 Festivals challenge!

 

Computing Task

Dance Mat Typing – Stage 3

Learn to touch type. You need a computer with a keyboard and headphones or a speaker. Use the link below to complete level 3 stage 7 (v m).

Remember to follow the instructions and to use the correct fingers for each letter.

Have a fun day!

Mr Groom

Happy Star Wars Day!

Here are Monday's learning opportunities...

 

Maths

Today in Maths we will be focussing on our Arithmetic skills.

On the left of the screen you should find a page called Year 5 Arithmetic tests.

Complete ‘Test 2’. Use resources to help you if you need them.

Points to remember: Read the question carefully. Check the operation. Use the inverse operation to help check your answer. Use the mark scheme to check through and self-mark.You don't need to print it out - writing the answers in your book is fine. 

 

English 

Task 1: Today in English we are working on our grammar and punctuation. Please complete page 2 of ‘SPaG Spotter’. This should also be on the Arithmetic test page.

Task 2: Read the introduction of the relative clauses sheet. Then write the completed sentences neatly into your book. Why not jazz-up the sentences by adding interesting adjectives and adverbs. 

Science

 

Create a fact file about your favourite animal. Can you include its life cycle?

 

Include information about its: habitat, appearance, diet and any fascinating facts.

Have a great day.

Mr Groom

 

Free reading books!

I have signed the class up on Epic Books site. Click on the link which will direct you to the Log in page.

Select 'Students and Educators'. Enter our class code pmj3672. Children should then find their name to access their own area and books.

Across the top you can select 'Lexile' and choose books 870-970 (easy reading books) or 980-1050 (age appropriate reading books). Or click the Explore icon and choose from the subject & topics menu (these books come with an age range 9 -12).

This site gives the children access to hundreds of fiction and non-fiction books that they can read aloud or listen to. Please contact me if you have any problems. 

Parents if you would like access to this, please email me your preferred email address which will allow me to invite you the program. 

https://www.getepic.com/sign-in

Thanks,

Mr Groom          

i.groom@harris.lancs.sch.uk

Morning!

Todays learning tasks are:

Spellings: Ask someone at home to test you on the spellings on the sheet. Do it as a test in school. The person testing should say the word, say it in a sentence and repeat the word.

 

English Task

Follow the instructions to find the 2 activities on the Espresso website.

Here is how to access the resources:

  1. Follow this link https://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/what-we-offer/discovery-education-espresso
  2. Click the login box (top right of screen), choose Espresso
  3. Enter the following username and password (everyone has the same username and password)

Username: student32219 School Password: Aimhigh

- Adding relative clauses using 'who, that, whose or where'.

- Expressing possibility using modal verbs and adverbs

 

Maths Task

Task 1: Complete the daily TT Rockstar’s challenge.

Task 2: Answer these problem-solving questions. Remember you can use a combination of mental methods, jottings and written calculations. There are 2 levels of challenge to choose from. The answers are at the end of the document (to mark your own). 

 

Computing Task

Dance Mat Typing – Stage 3

Learn to touch type. You need a computer with a keyboard and headphones or a speaker. Use the link below to complete level 2 stage 6 (q p).

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2f9j6/articles/z3c6tfr.

Remember to follow the instructions and to use the correct fingers for each letter.

Have a fun day!

Mr Groom

Good Morning Year 5!

The learning opportunities for today are...

 

English

Read the sheet attached and answer the comprehension questions, in full sentences in your Home Learning book. Please remember neat handwriting and punctuation are necessary not optional.

 

Maths 

Login on to https://uk.ixl.com/math/year-5 and complete these 2 sections:

Units of measurement

O.1 Choose the appropriate metric unit of measure

O.2 Compare and convert metric units of length

 

Design Technology

Task: Make an origami frog and investigate changes to the material and size. 

Kids easy origami - How to make a jumping frog ver.1

Easy origami - Folding jumping frog ver.1 How to make a easy jumping frog ver.1. In this video I will show you crafts: How to make a jumming frog ver.1 ! Thi...

1. Watch the clip at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kZjq8f8Mpo and make a the origami frog. 

2. Test out different materials (newspaper, card, paper or any other foldable material you can find) to find out which makes the best jumping frog.

3. Test out which is the best size of paper/card to use to create your frog, for the more effective jumping.

4. Invent a game to use the frogs in. Challenge somebody in your house to a game.

Keep your champion jumping frogs safe, we will have a jumping competition when we come back to school.

Now hop to it!  

Mr Groom

Week 6 - Wednesday 29th April

Happy Wednesday everyone!

Here are today's learning task: 

English Task

Task 1:  Using the spellings from https://www.spellingcity.com/users/Harrisfive week 29 spellingsplay a game of hangman on paper with a partner. 

Task 2: Login in to https://uk.ixl.com/ and complete the English sections 

K.5 Determine the meaning of a word with -ly or -ness

K.6 Determine the meaning of a word with -able or -ment

 

Maths Task 

Use the Corbett Maths website link below to access the learning video required for this lesson https://corbettmaths.com/contents/

Choose Tables: Timetables (Video 320) – watch the video and then complete the two tasks provided.

Timetables work. It may be helpful to use a number line and an analogue clock to support you. Try making jottings in your book to support.

Remember you don't need to print sheets out - just write the answers into your Home Learning book. 

 

Art Task for 2 days 

Yes. It's back - by popular demand. The world famous Year 5 Artist study!

Research work by the artist L.S. Lowry at  https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artists/l-s-lowry-1533
What paintings is he famous for? What style of painting did he use?

Can you create a picture in this style? 

When you have completed your piece of artwork email a photo (make sure you sign it!) and I will put some good examples on the website. 

Have a fun day,

Mr Groom 

i.groom@harris.lancs.sch.uk

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Here are today's learning task: 

 

English Task

Task 1:  https://www.spellingcity.com/users/Harrisfive Practise week 29 spellings by playing a game of Hang Mouse, Word Search and Test-N-Teach. Keep going until you score 6/6.

Task 2: Read through the text ‘How to Operate a Timeship.’ (attached) Complete Section A to identify the correct group of words to fit with the passage. Complete Section B to answer the comprehension questions, remembering to answer in full sentences. If you want a challenge try section C too.

 

Maths Task

On https://uk.ixl.com/math/year-5 complete sections:

Y.4

Mean and mode

Y.5

Interpret charts to find mean and mode

Remember if you answer any questions incorrectly, read the explanation underneath the question.

 

Computing Task:

Dance Mat Typing

Learn to touch type. You need a computer with a keyboard and headphones or a speaker. Use the link below to complete level 2 stage 4 (t y).

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2f9j6/articles/z3c6tfr.

Remember to follow the instructions and to use the correct fingers for each letter.

Mr Groom

i.groom@harris.lancs.sch.uk

Good morning. I hope you had a nice week.

 

Maths

Today in Maths we will be focussing on our Arithmetic skills.

There is now a page of the left of the screen called Year 5 Arithmetic tests. There you will find 10 Arithmetic tests.

Complete ‘Test 1’. Use resources to help you if you need them.

Points to remember: Read the question carefully. Check the operation. Use the inverse operation to help check your answer. Use the mark scheme to check through and self-mark.

 

English 

Task 1: Today in English we are working on our grammar and punctuation. Please complete page 1 of ‘SPaG Spotter’ attached.

Task 2: Make yourself a reading zone with lots of cushions and your duvet/blankets. Make sure you're cosy and read your book for at least half an hour. Enjoy it!

 

Geography Task

I think this is a fascinating one - do some research about Preston and find out where the name 'Preston' came from. What was Preston's biggest export in the past (what was the main product made and sold from Preston)? Make a Fact-File with what you find. 

Have fun!

Mr Groom

Good morning and welcome to another Monday morning at home!

 

  • Today in Maths we will continue to develop our arithmetic fluency. Three levels of challenge have been included on the attached sheet, along with answers. Also please complete the TT Rockstars challenge each day.

Points to remember: We always encourage the children to look at each question and decide whether it is possible to answer a question efficiently using a mental method (which may include jottings). If the question is complicated with bridging over 10s, 100s, or 1000s etc., we would encourage a written method for accuracy.

  • In English, we will be reading a short action story called ‘Hunted.’ Once your child has read the story, discuss whether they liked or disliked the story and why? Before answering the questions, talk to your child about any vocabulary that they do not understand. You can use the website: https://www.wordhippo.com/ (beware of popup adverts) to help find synonyms and antonyms to figure out the meaning of a word.

Points to remember: Before answering the questions, ask the children to identify which VIPERS skill they are having to use (see attachment for what VIPERS are). We encourage the children to answer the questions in full sentences and correctly punctuate these sentences. For explain questions, they need to use evidence from the text to support their points (punctuated with inverted commas).

  • Computing Task: Over the next 2 weeks we are going to learn to touch type. Each day I will set a challenge to complete from the same website. 

You need a computer with a keyboard and headphones or a speaker. Use the link below to complete level 1 stage 1 (Home row).

Remember to follow the instructions and to use the correct fingers for each letter.

Have fun!

Mr Groom

Week 4 - Tuesday

Good morning Year 5!

Here are the learning opportunities for today...

English: Practise the week 27 Spellings https://www.spellingcity.com/users/Harrisfive by writing them twice into your book, in your neatest joined handwriting.

Task 2: 

This week in English, we are going to write an action piece of writing based around ‘Girl and Robot.’ Rewatch the clip from 2:30 (where she puts the machine on full blast).

Girl and Robot

Graduation film from The Animation Workshop, Denmark. Subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=viborganimation Facebook: https://www.fa...

Write down short sentences containing only a noun and a verb, that will be used in your action writing. Come up with 10 short action sentences for this scene. E.g. Pipes exploded.

Then focus on how the girl is physically feeling during this time. Can you come up with 10 short sentences focusing on how the girl feels? e.g. Heart thumping.

Points to remember: These sentences are to break up the flow of the writing to move the action along, so the verb needs to be powerful. Use www.wordhippo.com/ to consider better choice of words. Also, capital letters and full stops need to be in the right places.

 

Maths Task

On https://uk.ixl.com/math/year-5 complete sections:

R.3

Find the area of figures made of unit squares

R.4

Select figures with a given area

Remember if you answer any questions incorrectly, read the explanation underneath the question.

 

Computing Task:

Dance Mat Typing

Learn to touch type. You need a computer with a keyboard and headphones or a speaker. Use the link below to complete level 1 stage 2 (e i).

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2f9j6/articles/z3c6tfr.

Remember to follow the instructions and to use the correct fingers for each letter.

Mr Groom

i.groom@harris.lancs.sch.uk

Happy Wednesday everyone!

Children remember to be nice to your family. Parents you're doing a great job!

Here are today's learning task: 

English: Practise the week 26 Spellings https://www.spellingcity.com/users/Harrisfive play 3 games of your choice. Then test your parents or an older sister/brother. 

Task - Bake with an adult! Bake your favourite recipe or the tea (don't forget to wash-up) and write up and illustrate the recipe, so we can create a class book of favourite recipes when you return to school. Take a photo, email it to me and i'll create a gallery on the class page. 

Today in Maths we will be revising square and cube numbers. Here is a video (and a few questions) to help revise the meaning of these numbers. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zyhs7p3/articles/z2ndsrd

Two challenge levels have been included on the attached sheet - one for square numbers and one for both square and cube numbers.

Points to remember: Jottings can be used to help support some of these calculations. When calculating a cube number, this can be completed in two steps. E.g. 73 = 7 x 7 x 7. Calculate 7 x 7 = 49 first and then 49 x 7

Outside Task: Garden Bug Hunt

Your own garden is a great place to start looking for wildlife, especially bugs. Attached is a printable chart showing many things to look out for.

How many of these can you find in your garden?

How many did you find in 1 day?

Make a note of where you found each one and what it was doing e.g. sitting on a flower, eating a leaf, crawling up a tree trunk.

Have a great day!

Mr Groom

Good morning!

Here are your learning tasks for the day...

Today in Maths, we will revise our understanding of Roman Numerals.

The following link explains how to use Roman Numerals and their values

The first page of the attachment includes a reminder of the value of each numeral and how to use them. There are two challenge levels, with sheet 2 involving more complex numbers. Answers have also been included to mark your own.

Points to remember: When reading/writing numbers using Roman Numerals, split the number up (e.g. thousands, hundreds, tens and ones). When the symbol appears after a higher value numeral (of the same place value (e.g. tens), you add them. E.g. LXX = 50 + 10 + 10 = 70 or VIII = 5 + 1 + 1 + 1 = 8. When the symbol appears before a higher value numeral (of the same place value), you subtract. E.g. XL = 50 (L) – 10 (X) = 40 or XC = 100 – 10 = 90. You do not write the same numeral more than three times in a row.

 

English Task

Your task is to write a description narrative of the YouTube clip from last week (The Girl and the Robot).

Write it as if it was a story, describe the action, characters and scene. You can even type it up and illustrate it.  

Remember to use the sentences from previous days and include them in your narrative. 

Add in extra parts to the story if you like, to make it even better.

Be creative!

 

French Task!  

Learn about and use, phrases that describe activity – daily routines.

Don’t panic. Year 5 have learnt a lot of French with Mrs Procter and the children are quite good at it.

This website is brilliant.

https://www.french-games.net/frenchlessons?topic=Activity%20-%20daily%20routine&level=primary

The step-by-step instructions are attached in the documents at the top of the class page. 

S'amuser! Essayez d'utiliser les phrases au cours du week-end.

Monsieur Groom

Good Morning!

Here are the learning task on this beautiful day...

 

Spellings

Ask someone at home to test you on the spellings on the sheet. Do it as a test in school. The person testing should say the word, say it in a sentence and repeat the word.  

 

English Task

We are going to use this Espresso website for some tasks over the next couple of weeks.

Here is how to access the resources:

  1. Follow this link https://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/what-we-offer/discovery-education-espresso
  2. Click the login box (top right of screen), choose Espresso
  3. Enter the following username and password (everyone has the same username and password)

Username: student32219 School Password: Aimhigh

Complete the Adding suffixes and Adding prefixes activities (attached sheet explains where and how to find the activities). 

 

Maths Task

Task 1: Complete the daily TT Rockstar’s challenge.

Task 2: Answer these problem-solving questions. Remember you can use a combination of mental methods, jottings and written calculations. There are 2 levels of challenge to choose from. The answers are at the end of the document.

 

Computing Task:

Dance Mat Typing – Stage 3

Learn to touch type. You need a computer with a keyboard and headphones or a speaker. Use the link below to complete level 1 stage 3 (r u).

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf2f9j6/articles/z3c6tfr.

Remember to follow the instructions and to use the correct fingers for each letter.

....................................................

Have fun, get out for fresh air and be nice to your family.

Mr Groom

Good morning Year 5!

I hope you had a lovely weekend. Here are today's learning task: 

 

English: Practise the spelling provide on the sheet - use each word in a sentence. Then...

Part 1 - Complete the synonyms and antonyms page

Write a definition of each

A synonym is ______________________________________________

An antonym is ______________________________________________

For these words in the table think of 3 synonyms and antonyms

Part 2 - Write two sentences per word, one using a synonym and another using an antonym

Example:

As the sun set, the sand beneath my toes is scorching.

Freezing cold water smashed against the jagged rocks.

 

Maths: 

Task 1: Complete Bronze and Silver (and Gold if you can) of 20th April on https://corbettmathsprimary.com/5-a-day/

Task 2: Work out the number sentences using the bus stop. Remember to include any remainders. 

 

Science Task

Year 5 are looking into growing their own plants around school. Look into a plant you would wish to grow and write a pledge to persuade the teachers. If they are persuasive enough, I'm sure Mrs Gregory will buy them for us.

Things to include:

- What your plant is.

- Why your plant will be the best plant to grow.

- How big does it grow.

- Where would the plant be placed in school?

- How to look after the plant.

- Your plants life cycle.

Good luck!

Mr Groom 

Good morning!

Here are the learning opportunities for today...

 

English: Spelling to start (no surprise there). 

Complete the reading comprehension: The Mystery of the Colour Thief by Ewa Jozefkowicz.

The text and questions are on the class page, in the documents section at the top.

Remember to use evidence from the text and write in full sentences.

 

Maths

Task 1: https://uk.ixl.com/ IXL Complete section B.8 Estimate sums

Task 2: Solve the reasoning problems using the bus stop. Remember to include any remainders.

 

French Task

Learn about and use, phrases that describe where a place is.

Don’t panic. Year 5 have learnt a lot of French with Mrs Procter and the children are quite good at it.

This website is brilliant.

https://www.french-games.net/frenchlessons?topic=Go%20-%20where?&level=primary

The step by step instructions are on the document attached. 

Remember to get some fresh air and make time to have fun and play games. 

Mr Groom

i.groom@harris.lancs.sch.uk

Good morning!

Here are the learning opportunities for today...

English: Spelling to start (obviously). 

Complete a book review on a book you have read recently. There is an example layout above, or write it in your own style. 

 

What should I include in my book review?

Here is a list of some common things that you see in book reviews.

  • The Book's title.
  • An eye-catching heading.
  • The genre (type of book).
  • The audience. Who is the book for?
  • The author, main characters, when it was written has it won any awards?
  • The plot. A brief summary that doesn't mention the ending!
  • Your opinion.
  • Your evaluation.
  • Illustrate the book review – maybe draw the main character

 

Maths

Task 1: https://uk.ixl.com IXL Complete section B.9 Estimate sums: word problems

Task 2: Perimeter – is the length around the outside of a shape. Calculate the perimeter for these shapes.

 

Art Challenge

Choose any of the Disney characters from the Disney – How to draw series, from the You Tube link below.

There are 42 to choose from. Follow the instructions (given by actual Disney animators) to draw the character. Some of the characters are quite tricky to draw, so watch the instruction carefully.

If you would like your classmates to see your artwork, sign it and email it to me. I’m definitely drawing a Lion King character!

Mr Groom

i.groom@harris.lancs.sch.uk

Good morning and welcome to another Thursday morning at home!

  • Today in Maths we will be find the missing lengths of shapes and calculating area. Also please complete the TT Rockstars each day.
  • Today's English tasks are:

- Practise the spellings from the sheet and write each word in a sentence.

- Collect ideas and vocabulary about the two characters (girl and robot) in the short animation. Watch the video and discuss; what the characters look like, how they move, how they act and possible personalities.

Girl and Robot

Graduation film from The Animation Workshop, Denmark. Subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=viborganimation Facebook: https://www.fa...

Create a mind map (below) around each of the two characters.

Points to remember: Note down nouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs and simile phrases to describe these characters. Children could use different colours for the different types of words. It does not need to be in full sentences. These notes will be used to help with a piece of writing on next week.

  • Computing Task:

    Watch the clip and read the information from the link below.

  • Then create a poster with the title: How does the internet work?  

Have fun!

Mr Groom

Good morning!

Here are the learning opportunities for today...

English: Spelling to start (no surprise there). 

The improve the sentences around the girl and the robot. Focusing particularly on the different ways of opening the sentences and making them more complex and interesting. The sentences and examples are on the sheet. 

 

Maths

Task 1: Complete the daily TT Rockstars Challenge.

Task 2: Calculate the area of rectangles and compound shapes. 

 

Computing task!

Watch the clip and read the information from the link below.

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zs7s4wx/articles/z3tbgk7

Then create a poster with the title: What is the World Wide Web?

 

Remember to enjoy the day, get some fresh air and make time to have fun and play games.  

 

Mr Groom 

Forest School

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