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         2019-2020

Email Address: mtrott@st-markscofe.lambeth.sch.uk   

Friday 17th July

Good morning Year 5,

We have now reached the last day of term! A big well done to you all for working so hard over the past year. Below are some tasks that you may like to do today or over the summer holidays. You also have your packs of activities that you collected from school yesterday to try to complete before September.

I would like to wish you all a lovely, relaxing summer holidays and I look forward to seeing all of you again in September!

 

My School Year:

As it is the final day of the school year, spend some time today reflecting on what you have enjoyed most in Year 5.

My School Year

Artful Maths:

Today you are going to create a piece of art using coloured squares and your knowledge of equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages. Read the information sheet that explains the task and then either print out, or draw your own squared grid, to colour in. Be as creative as you can!

Information for TaskGrids to Print

Summer Reading Challenge:

This summer I hope to do lots of reading for pleasure, and I hope you will too. Sign up to the Summer Reading Challenge below to help you record how many books you read over the holidays. You can win prizes, play games and find out about lots of interesting books.

Summer Reading Challenge

As You Write It- BBC Competition:

BBC’s The One Show, along with The Shakespeare North Playhouse is launching an exciting new playwriting competition, giving children and young people across the UK the opportunity to see their ideas come to life on stage.

The competition is open to all children and young people aged between 7 and 16 years old. The deadline for entering the competition is just before midnight on Monday 31st August 2020.

All you need to enter is an idea for a play, a short description of up to four of the main characters and the first few opening lines. You’ll also need to tell them what having the opportunity to write your play and have it performed on stage would mean to you.

The final three winners will receive a special award and have their play performed at The Shakespeare North Playhouse when it opens in 2022.

Why not have a go at writing an entry today or over the summer. Click on the link for more details about how to enter!

As You Write It!

Thursday 16th July 

Thursday 16th July

Good morning Year 5!

Storytime:

This year we read Beetle Boy by M.G Leonard in school as part of our Teaching of Reading sessions. As so many of you enjoyed reading the story of Darkus’ search for his kidnapped father, I thought you might like to meet the author and listen to the first chapter being read aloud by her.

Don’t forget that Beetle Boy is part of a trilogy, so you could spend some time reading Beetle Queen or Battle of the Beetles over the summer holidays.

Beetle Boy Read Aloud

Mapping:

Now that we are allowed out and about in our local areas, try making a map of your walk to the park, your journey to the shop or of your walk around the block.

Think about which features you remember. How would you represent them on a map? Can you include a key?

Here are some examples:

 

 Wednesday 15th July

Wednesday 15th July 

Good morning Year 5! 

We are now half way through our final week of the school year. You have been doing so well, so keep up the hard work today!

 

Teaching of Reading:

Please re-read the poem The Wind and the Moon by George MacDonald. Next answer the ‘Building Blocks’ questions, and complete the ‘Points of View’ task.

'Building Blocks' and 'Points of View'

English:

Today I would like you to watch the story of The Black Hat by Maia Walczak. You are then going to use your imagination to create and describe a creature based upon this story.

The Black Hat VideoThe Black Hat Task

Maths:

Today you are going to recap what you learnt about timetables on Monday. Please complete the task below, starting with the arithmetic questions at the top of the sheet. The answers are on the last page of the task for you to check your work.

Timetables Task

Once you have finished, please do some further arithmetic practise by completing the questions in the booklet below.

Arithmetic Practise

Science:

Today we are going to learn about the circulatory system and why it is so important.

Circulatory System Lesson

Spelling:

Choose another 3 words from the target cards below to practise spelling. They are words from the Year 5/6 word list and you need to use letters from the target word to create new words which match each clue. The answers are underneath each set of words, so that you can check your work.

You could also ask an adult to test you on the words that you learnt last week.

Spelling Target Cards

Music:

Learn the basics about different features of sounds, including pitch and volume.

Music Lesson

Tuesday 14th July

Tuesday 14th July

Good morning Year 5!

History Project and Art:

Last week you completed the final page of information to go inside your booklet about the Mayans. Today you are going to prepare to publish your booklet by creating a front cover for it. You have worked so hard on producing the pages to go inside of the booklet, so make sure the front cover is beautifully decorated with an eye-catching title and pictures. Please send me photographs of your finished information books; I can’t wait to read them!

Front Cover Task

Monday 13th July 

Monday 13th July

Good morning Year 5!

Believe it or not, this is our final week of home learning before the summer holidays begin. I would like to say a big well done to you all on nearly completing another term of learning from home, and I wish you an enjoyable last week.

 

Teaching of Reading:

Please read the poem The Wind and the Moon by George MacDonald. Once you have read the poem, answer the ‘Word Detective’ and ‘Thinking Caps’ questions about what you have read.

Wind and the Moon Poem and Questions

English:

As this is our last week of term, we are going to do two 'Free Writes'! Today I would like you to watch a short film called 'A Cloudy Lesson'. It is the story of a cloud maker and his apprentice grandson who are busy making clouds, when everything doesn’t go to plan! Once you have watched the clip, your task is to produce a diary entry from the perspective of the boy in the video.

Cloudy Lesson VideoCloudy Lesson Task

Maths:

Today we are going to focus on reading timetables. Please watch the lesson video and then complete the task. As an extension, you could create a timetable of your day like the example above.

Timetables VideoTimetables Task

PSHE:

As it is the final week of term, I have written a letter to you all to reflect on our time together in school and some favourite memories from the year. Your task today is to write a reply. I would love for you to email, or bring into school, your finished letter.  

A Letter to Year 5

PE:

If you are able to, enjoy some time outside in the fresh air today. You could also try some of these home exercises.

PE Activities

Friday 10th July 

 Friday 10th July

Good morning Year 5,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the final page in your information booklet about the Mayans, you are going to research and describe the Mayan number system and how it works. Before you begin, read the information below that explains how the Mayan number system works. You can then use what you have learnt to create your own page about the topic.

Information about Mayan NumbersMayans Project Task

Once you have finished the task, try this Mayan calculation challenge!

Mayans Challenge!

Thursday 9th July

Thursday 9th July

On Monday and Wednesday this week you read poems from the book Be the Change: Poems to Help You Save the World by Liz Brownlee, Matt Goodfellow and Roger Stevens. Today you can listen to these poets performing a few of their poems by clicking the button below!

Be the Change Poems Read Aloud

Many of the poems have little tips at the end for ways in which you can help save the planet with small, achievable actions- so look out for these!

STEM Challenge:

For this week's challenge, you need to make a paper horse that walks on its own. Follow the instructions below carefully to build a successful horse. 

STEM ChallengeInstructions

There is a video on the page linked below that demonstrates how your paper horse should move once you have finished it. It would be great if you could video your moving horse and email the video to me!

Video of Paper Horse Moving

Wednesday 8th July 

Wednesday 8th July

Good morning Year 5! 

Teaching of Reading:

Re-read the poem Munch, Crunch, Packed Lunch by Liz Brownlee, then answer the questions about what you have read.

Munch, Crunch, Packed Lunch

Mrs Moses Group:

Please read the information about Terrible Tornadoes and then answer the questions about what you have read.

Terrible Tornadoes

English:

On Monday you recorded vocabulary to describe the sounds each object might make on the first page of The Paradise Garden. Today you are going to use that vocabulary to write a description of the noisy setting.

English Task

Maths:

Today you are going to revise 3D shapes and practise reasoning about their properties. Please watch the lesson video and then complete the task.

3D Shapes Video3D Shapes Task 

Once you have finished, try this extension:

3D Shape Extension

PSHE:

Today we are going to think about what we can and cannot control.

PSHE Task

Spelling:

Choose 5 words from the target cards below to practise spelling. They are words from the Year 5/6 word list and you need to use letters from the target word to create new words which match each clue.

The answers are underneath each set of words so that you can check your work. If you do not know which words to practise spelling, start by learning the first 5 on the list. 

Spelling Target Cards

Music:

In this lesson you will learn about how texture can be used to make music more interesting and how pop songs are structured.

Music Lesson

Tuesday 7th July 

Tuesday 7th July

Art:

 

This term we have learnt about a range of different artists from all over the world and you have created artwork inspired by their style. During lockdown many people have been getting creative with art, and today you will have a chance to use your imagination to produce a piece of artwork in your own style! Be as creative as you can, and please don’t forget to send me pictures of your fantastic work.

Art Task

Monday 6th July 

Monday 6th July

Goodmorning Year 5,

I hope that you had a lovely weekend. We only have two weeks left now until the summer holidays begin. Lots of you have been working so hard at home; please keep this up over the final couple of weeks!

I look forward to seeing those of you who are coming into school on Wednesday and Thursday, and I will be speaking to those of you who are at home on Friday. Have a great week!

 

Teaching of Reading:

Read through the poems from Be the Change: Poems to Help You Save the World by Liz Brownlee, Matt Goodfellow and Roger Stevens.

Be the Change Poems

Please then answer the questions about the poem Richest Boy in the World by Roger Stevens.

Richest Boy in the World Questions

Mrs Moses Group:

Please read the extract below about polar bears, and then answer the questions about what you have read. There is a second page with the answers on so that you are able to check your work.

Polar Bears

English:

For the last two weeks of term, we are going to read The Paradise Garden by Colin Thomson. It is a story about a boy named Peter who, tired of his mother's shouting and the noise of the city, runs away to a beautiful garden where he stays until he finds a way to bring the peace he finds in the garden back home within himself.

Today you will be studying the illustrations of the book closely and gathering vocabulary. Click on the button to find out more about your first task.

Paradise Garden Task

Maths:

This week we are going to focus on geometry. Today I would like you to watch the lesson video on regular and irregular polygons, then complete the sheet of questions to practise what you have learnt.

Regular and Irregular Polygons VideoMaths Task

Once you have finished, try this quiz to see what you can remember from the lesson:

Maths Quiz!

Science:

Revise your knowledge of magnets and forces in this science lesson with BBC Bitesize.

Magnets and Forces

Handwriting:

Handwriting PractiseExtension 

PE:

 Friday 3rd July 

Friday 3rd July

History Project:

Today you are going to add the fourth page to your booklet about the Mayan Civilisation. On this page you will be providing information about which sports the Mayan’s played and why.

Mayan Sports Task

As an extra challenge, you could try to design a sports kit that a Mayan team might wear. Click on the button to find out more. 

Design a Kit!

Thursday 2nd July

 

Thursday 2nd July

Storytime:

JK Rowling has written a new story called The Ickabog and has published each chapter on her website for you to read for free. She would like you to illustrate The Ickabog for her. Start by reading the first chapter and illustrating what you have read.

The Ickabog

You can also listen to the first two chapters being read aloud by clicking the link below.

The Ickabog Read Aloud

STEM Challenge:

This week’s challenge is to build a Marble Run with straws or rolled up paper. Remember to use recycled materials where you can and to send in a picture of your completed Marble Run.

STEM Challenge!

Wednesday 1st June

Wednesday 1st June

Teaching of Reading:

Please re-read The Prologue (not Part 1!) from the extract of POG by Padraig Kenny. Once you have finished reading, complete the ‘Building Caps’ questions and ‘Points of View’ task.

POG ExtractReading Questions

Mrs Moses Group:

Read the extract titled the Antarctic Gazette and then answer the questions about what you have read.

Antarctic Gazette

English:

Today you are going to continue writing your own version of Shaun Tan’s The Lost Thing. Once you have written your stories, you will be able to publish them in your very own book! Remember to write your story in your workbook and to send me a copy of your work.

English Lesson

Maths:

In this lesson on volume, we will be combing our new knowledge of cubic units and our work from lesson one on volume. We will work on understanding what a cubic centimetre looks like in real life and have a go at estimating the volume of objects we see every day. Remember to complete any work during the lesson in your workbook.

Maths Lesson

Once you have finished the lesson, try this challenge!

Maths Challenge!

PSHE:

Today we are going to explore difficult feelings and how we might help ourselves to feel better when we experience negative emotions.

PSHE Task

Spelling:

Practise spelling these words linked to The Lost Thing. There are only a few words to learn, so make sure you find out the meaning of any you do not understand and practise using them in a sentence.

Spellings

Music:

In your music lesson this week you can enjoy playing a drum kit!

Music Lesson

Tuesday 30th June

Tuesday 30th June

Art Project:

This week we are focusing on the work of Dutch artist, Piet Mondrian, who is best known for his abstract paintings. Art that is abstract does not show things that are recognisable such as people, objects or landscapes. Instead artists use colours, shapes and textures to achieve their effect. Today you will have the opportunity to create your own piece of abstract art inspired by Mondrian!

Mondrian Art Task

Monday 29th June

Monday 29th June

Good morning Year 5,

I hope you had a nice weekend. It was lovely to either see, or speak, to lots of you last week. We only have three weeks left of the school term now, so keep working hard and trying your best. Remember to email me a sample of your work each week too. I would particularly like to see your English writing from this week. Have a great day!

 

Teaching of Reading:

Please read the extract from POG by Padraig Kenny. Once you have finished reading the extract, answer the ‘Word Detective’ and ‘Thinking Caps’ questions.

POGPOG Reading Questions

Mrs Moses Group:

Please read the extract about A Space Adventure and then answer the questions.

A Space Adventure

English:

Last week you planned your own version of Shaun Tan’s The Lost Thing. Today you are going to start writing the opening to your story. Make sure you record your stories in your workbook. Please send me photographs of your work as I would love to read what you have written!

English Lesson

Maths:

In this lesson we will revise what you may already know about volume, and investigate reading scales. By the end of this lesson you will be more confident in how to read different scales and intervals. Please complete any questions during, or at the end of the lesson, in your workbook.

Maths Lesson

Once you have finished the lesson, try this challenge!

Volume Challenge

Science:

Revise mixing and dissolving, as well as separation with different substances, in this science lesson.

Science Lesson

Handwriting: 

Handwriting PractiseExtension

PE:

Today you can move to your own jungle beat by following the moves of Nala and Simba from Disney’s The Lion King.

PE with The Lion King

Friday 26th June

Friday 26th June

Mayan's Project:

Your booklet about the Mayans should be looking a little fuller, as you have now completed two pages of information for it. For your next page in your information booklet, you’ll be writing about Ancient Mayan beliefs and gods. After doing some research, try to spend some time away from your computer by completing your work on paper. Click on the buttons below to find out more about the task.

Mayan's TaskInformation about Ancient Mayan Beliefs

Art:

For an extra activity this afternoon, you could try sketching a portrait of one of the Ancient Mayan gods you've learnt about. Don't forget to send in photographs of your project so far, as I would love to see the wonderful work that you have done!

Thursday 25th June

Thursday 25th June

Good morning Year 5,

Today I would like you to listen to Rugby player Maro Itoje reading extracts from the book To be a Cat by Matt Haig, as part of the BBC Bitesize Book Club.

To be a Cat by Matt Haig

There are also some reading activities linked to each extract that you could complete once you have finished listening to them.

 

STEM Challenge!

This week's STEM challenge is to make the tallest tower you can out of ANYTHING! The whole school is taking part in these challenges, and there is even a chance to receive a reward for your efforts! Make sure you send in a photograph of your finished tower to be in with a chance of winning!


Wednesday 24th June 

Wednesday 24th June

Hello Year 5, 

I hope that you are having a good week so far. Below is your work for today. Please remember to email me photographs of some of the work that you have been completing at home, or if you have any questions about the tasks you have been set. 

Teaching of Reading:

Re-read the extract from Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History by Vashti Harrison. Once you have finished reading the extract, answer the ‘Building Blocks’ and ‘Points of View’ questions.

Little Leaders ExtractLittle Leaders Questions

Mrs Moses Group:

Please read the short extract below and then answer the questions about what you have read.

Reading Extract

English:

Last lesson you wrote a note as the boy to the lost thing to say goodbye, using antonyms. Today we are going to finish reading The Lost Thing, and then we will be planning our own narrative for an imaginary lost thing. Do not worry if you did not create a lost thing in the first session, you can imagine one up as you plan your story.

You can use the 'bare bones' template below to help you plan your story.

English LessonPlanning Template

Maths:

Today we are going to learn about prime and square numbers. Watch the three videos on the BBC Bitesize page and then complete the two worksheets below. As an extension, you could complete the activities on the BBC Bitesize page.

Maths LessonPrime NumbersSquare Numbers

Spelling:

Practise spelling a range of words that can be used in your writing and conversations about The Lost Thing. Today you need to find out and record the meaning of each word too.

Spellings

RE:

Today we are going to explore what it means to have faith in something or someone.

RE Task

Music:

In today's lesson we are discussing different colours in music and how different pieces of music can make us feel different emotions.

Music Lesson

Tuesday 23rd June 

Tuesday 23rd June

Art

Today you are going to explore the artwork of an artist named Faith Ringgold. She is particularly famous for creating beautiful story quilts, and you are going to have a chance to design your own today.

Art Task

Monday 22nd June 

Monday 22nd June

Good morning Year 5,

I hope that you had a relaxing weekend. I am looking forward to seeing those of you who are coming into school this week, and I will be phoning those of you who are still at home on Friday. Have a good week!

Teaching of Reading:

Read the extract from Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History by Vashti Harrison. Once you have finished reading, answer the ‘Word Detective’ and ‘Thinking Caps’ questions.

Little Leaders ExtractReading Questions

Mrs Moses Group:

Read the short extract below and then answer the questions about what you have read.

Reading Extract

English:

Last week you helped the boy to fill in his forms from the ‘Department of Odds and Ends’ to register the lost thing. Today we will begin by reading a little more of the book. Next we will write a note from the boy to the lost thing to say goodbye and to reassure the lost thing that everything will be fine in its new home. You will need a pencil and paper for this lesson.

English Lesson

Maths:

Today we are starting a new focus on number. We are going to learn about multiples and how to work out the factors of a number. Watch the three videos on the BBC Bitesize page and then complete the worksheets below. There are two tasks, so you could complete one sheet today and one sheet tomorrow. As an extension, you could complete the activities on the BBC Bitesize page.

Maths LessonMultiples worksheetFactors Worksheet

Science:

For the remainder of this term, we are going to revise science topics that we have covered this year. Today I would like you to revise the movement of the Earth, and other planets, relative to the Sun in the solar system.

Solar System Lesson

Handwriting:

Handwriting PractiseExtension

Windrush Day:

Today is Windrush Day. It is a special day to remember the first generation of people from the Caribbean, who came over to the UK by invitation, to help rebuild Britain after World War Two.

Please watch these two video's in which Baroness Floella Benjamin tells the story of the Windrush generation, and explains why Windrush Day is really important.

About WindrushAbout Windrush Day

"You Can Get It If You Really Want It" by Desmond Dekker is the chosen song for Windrush Day celebrations this year! Today at 10:27 am it is hoped everyone in Lambeth will open their windows to join in and play this song. Try to learn and practise the song so that you can sing along as it plays!

Windrush Song Pack

Friday 19th June

Friday 19th June

Morning Year 5,

I hope that you have all had an enjoyable week of learning from home. Below is your last task for the week. Please remember to send me pictures of the brilliant work that you have completed this week. I hope you have a lovely weekend!

 

History Project:

Last week you produced the first page of your information text about the Mayans, which included details of who the Mayans were and where they lived. Today you are going to create the second page of your booklet, which will be all about the food that the Mayans ate. Remember to complete your booklet on paper so that you are able to enjoy some time away from the computer.

Mayan Project Task

If you have not already made this delicious Mayan hot chocolate recipe, you could try making it this afternoon. If you enjoyed the taste last week, then why not make it again!

Maya Hot Chocolate Recipe

Thursday 18th June 

Thursday 18th June

Good morning Year 5,

Today I am posting two brilliant stories for you to listen to.

Trombone Shorty:

The first story is a lively picture book, and autobiography, written by Troy Andrews and read by Angela Bassett. It is a story about how Andrews followed his dream of becoming a musician, despite the odds, until he reached international stardom.

Trombone Shorty

Sulwe: 

The second book is called Sulwe and is written by Academy Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong' o. It is a powerful, moving picture book about the story of a young girl who learns that true beauty comes from within.

Sulwe

 

Weekly STEM Challenge:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Each week I will set you an exciting STEM challenge to complete. This week’s challenge is to make, design and fly the best paper aeroplane you have ever made! Please send in pictures of your finished planes, or you could even make a video of it flying!

STEM ChallengeDesigning the best paper aeroplane

Wednesday 17th June 

Wednesday 17th June

 

Teaching of Reading:

Re-read the extract from The Astounding Broccoli Boy by Frank Cottrell Boyce and then answer the ‘Building Blocks’ and ‘Points of View’ questions.

The Astounding Broccoli Boy ExtractQuestions

Mrs Moses Group:

Read the short extract and then answer the questions about what you have read.

Reading Extract

English:

On Monday you created your own advert for the ‘Department of Odds and Ends’, today you are going to help the boy fill in the forms required to register his lost thing. You will need paper and a pencil for this lesson.

English Lesson

Maths:

On Monday you practised converting between grams and kilograms. Today you will be focusing on converting kilograms to tonnes. You will need a pencil and paper to complete the worksheet at the end of the lesson.

Maths Lesson

Once you have finished, try this extension:

Maths Extension

RE:

Today we are continuing to reflect on what or who has inspired us, with a focus on how you have been inspired so far on your school journey at St Mark’s. You will have the chance to create a lovely reflection booklet of some of your favourite moments. Please do email me some pictures of your finished reflections as I would love to read what you have written.

RE Task

Spelling:

Practise spelling words ending with the suffixes –ence and –ency that can be used in your writing for The Lost Thing.

Spellings

Music:

In this lesson, you will learn about composing music using found sounds and music technology.

Music Lesson

Tuesday 16th June 

Tuesday 16th June

Art:

This week you are going to explore the life and work of artist, Laurence Stephen Lowry. L.S. Lowry spent much of his life in Salford, Greater Manchester and some of his work is inspired by his surroundings, as well as events that took place in the city. Today you are going to take inspiration from your local area to produce a piece of artwork in the style of L.S. Lowry.

L.S. Lowry Art Task

Monday 15th June 

Monday 15th June

Teaching of Reading:

Read the extract from The Astounding Broccoli Boy by Frank Cottrell Boyce and then answer both the 'Word Detective' and 'Thinking Caps' questions.

Reading ExtractReading Questions


Mrs Moses Group:

Read the short extract below, and then answer the questions about what you have read.

Reading Extract

English:

Last week you created a leaflet that detailed how to look after your lost thing. Today you are going to read the next part of The Lost Thing and use the four different sentence types (questions, commands, statements and exclamations) to produce an engaging advert. Be as creative as possible!

You will need a paper and pencil for this lesson.

English Lesson

Maths:

Last week you practised converting units of length; this week we are going to focus on converting units of weight. I would like you to complete this lesson by Oak National Academy on converting between grams and kilograms. You will need a pencil and paper to complete the worksheet at the end of the lesson.

Maths Lesson

Once you have finished, try this extension:

Extension

Science:

In this lesson, we will learn about our third type of rock: sedimentary rock. We will look at the steps needed to make sedimentary rock and how fossils are formed in sedimentary rock. We will then learn what a palaeontologist is and identify some different fossils. For this lesson you will need a piece of paper and a pencil.

Science Lesson

Handwriting:

Handwriting PractiseExtension

PE:

For this week I would like you to have a go at this fun 'shake-up game' inspired by the Yoga Yak from Disney’s ZooTropolis!

Yoga Yak's PE Lesson

Friday 12th June 

Friday 12th June

Morning Year 5,

Well done on completing another week of learning from home. I am so impressed by the excellent effort that you have been putting into your work, and I hope you are able to relax a little this weekend.

 

History Project:

Last week you researched the Mayan Civilization. Today you are going to use that information to begin your own information text for others to read. Remember the reader may know nothing about the Mayans, so make sure you write any information clearly and in detail. You should also use colours, drawings and diagrams to make the book as eye-catching as possible.

Mayan Project Task

 

Mayan Mask:

This afternoon, and over the coming week, you could also design and create a Mayan mask that could be displayed alongside your information text. There is a mask template for you to use if you would like to.

Mayan Mask TaskMask Template

Thursday 11th June 

Thursday 11th June

Morning Year 5,

Puffin Books has uploaded a range of brilliant stories on their YouTube channel, read by famous authors. Click on the link to explore the different books available and select a couple to enjoy listening to.

Puffin Books

Cooking:

Try making one of these delicious recipes similar to what the Mayans would have eaten.

The first recipe is for a rich hot chocolate. The second recipe is for some warm, corn tortillas that you could add a filling of your choice to.

 Hot Chocolate

Corn Tortillas

Wednesday 10th June 

Wednesday 10th June

Teaching of Reading:

Today you have a short extract to read and a range of questions to answer about what you have read. There are quite a few questions, so you may wish to answer some today and some tomorrow. Please record your answers on paper.

Today’s extract is from The Nowhere Emporium by Roz MacKenzie.

The Nowhere Emporium ExtractReading Questions

Mrs Moses Group:

Please answer the questions in the link below about the Odysseus and Cyclops extract that you read on Monday.

Odysseus and Cyclops Questions

English:

Today you are going to be writing a guide for the boy about what to do with the lost thing. I would love to see pictures of your finished guides, so please send them in!

You will need paper and a pencil so that you are able to complete the set writing tasks.

English Lesson

Maths:

Today I would like you to complete this lesson by Oak National Academy on converting between units of length. You will need a paper and pencil to complete the tasks set.

Maths Lesson

Once you have completed the lesson, try this extension:

Extension

PSHE:

Complete this creative PSHE lesson on the 'Power of Kindness'.

PSHE Lesson

Spelling:

Today I would like you to learn words ending with the suffixes –able and -ible that can be used in your writing for The Lost Thing. 

Spellings

Music:

Enjoy this fun music lesson where you will be introduced to making music with a Sketchpad.

Music Lesson

Tuesday 9th June 

Tuesday 9th June

Art:

This week we are focusing on the artist Yayoi Kusama. She is a Japanese artist who is sometimes called ‘the princess of polka dots’. She makes lots of different types of art but they all contain dots!

Today you have the fun task of creating your own piece of artwork with dots. I look forward to seeing your finished designs!

Yayoi Kusama Art Task

Completing work:

Yesterday you were given lots of questions for reading and there were some tricky questions in maths, so you may not have finished your work yet. Please therefore take the opportunity today to finish off any work that you have not yet completed. Don't forget to email in your work for me to have a look at!

Monday 8th June

Monday 8th June

Good morning Year 5,

I hope that you had a good weekend. I would just like to say a big well done for your excellent English work last week. I received some fantastic writing and I have posted a few pieces in our class work gallery at the bottom of the page for you all to have a look at.

Keep working hard this week, and please email me if you have any questions about the work.

Teaching of Reading:

Today you have a short extract to read and a range of questions to answer about what you have read. Please record your answers on paper.

Today’s extract is from Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce.

Cosmic Reading Task

Mrs Moses Group:

Read the story of Odysseus and Cyclops. Write down 5 words that you do not understand and use a dictionary (or the internet) to find out their meaning.

Odysseus and Cyclops Extract

English:

Today you are going to read a little more of The Lost Thing. By the end of the lesson, you will be writing a letter using formal vocabulary.

You will need paper and a pencil so that you are able to complete the set writing tasks.

English Lesson

Maths:

This week we are going to practise finding fractions of amounts. Please watch the video carefully and then complete the task.

Maths VideoMaths Task 

If you would like extra practise, the link below provides further explanations, examples and activities for how to find fractions of amounts.

Extra Practise

Science:

In this lesson, we are going to learn about metamorphic rock! We are going to learn why it is called metamorphic rock and how it is made. We will then look at some different examples of metamorphic rock and discuss how their properties make them fit for their uses.

For this lesson, you will need a pencil, a piece of paper and a ruler.

Science Lesson

Handwriting:

Lots of you are taking very good care with the presentation of your work- well done! Please continue to practise your handwriting this week.

Handwriting PractiseExtension

PE:

Keep fit and healthy by taking part in this fun PE lesson with Joe Wicks!

Friday 5th June 

Friday 5th June  

Topic:

Each Friday this term we will be focusing on a History project. Today we are starting an exciting project on the Mayans! By the end of the project you will be an expert on the topic and write your own information text. 

The Maya civilisation began long ago in a place called 'Mesoamerica'. This huge area is made up of Mexico and part of Central America. Today you are going to research more about who the ancient Maya were, where they lived and what they did. Make sure your research is written in your own words and very detailed- you will be using it over the coming weeks!

Maya Civilisation Project

Thursday 4th June 

Thursday 4th June

Good morning Year 5,

Thank you very much for the work that has been emailed to me so far this week. Please take the opportunity today to finish off any work that you have not yet completed.

Storytime:

Today I am posting two stories for you to listen to. The first story is named Catching the Moon: The Story of a Young Girl’s Baseball Dream. It is the story of a girl who grew up to become the first woman to play for an all-male professional baseball team.

The second book is called The Garbage Barge! It is about a town that had tons of rubbish and nowhere to put it!

Both stories are read by some famous faces- I hope you enjoy them!

Catching the Moon                   The Garbage Barge!

       

Assembly:

You could also join this assembly on the topic of 'Discovery' with Oak National Academy. There is an interview with the first British astronaut, Helen Sharman. She is talking about her experience of a lifetime when she visited the Mir Space Station.

Assembly

Wednesday 2nd June 

 Wednesday 3rd June

Teaching of Reading:

Today’s extract is from Sky Song by Abi Elphinstone. Read the extract carefully and then answer the questions about what you have read.

Sky Song

 

Mrs Moses Group:

Read the passage about Paul the Lucky Octopus and then answer the questions about what you have read. Once you have finished, the answers are on the page below so that you can check your work. 

Paul the Lucky Octopus

English:

Today you are going to complete the next lesson on The Lost Thing. You will be writing a diary entry in role as the boy, describing the day you found the 'lost thing'. 

Once again you will need paper and a pencil so that you are able to complete the set writing tasks.

English Lesson

Please email me to let me know how you are finding the videos and if you understand the tasks.

Maths:

Today you are going to practise multiplying a mixed number by a whole number. Watch the video and then complete the task.

Maths VideoMaths Task

If you would like some extra practise of this topic, click on the link for further examples and questions.

Extra Practise

RE:

We are beginning a new topic in RE this term. This week, we are going to reflect on what influences us and how it does. Try to make your work colourful and detailed; click on the link to find out more. 

RE Lesson

Spelling:

Today I would like you to practise some words from the Year 5/6 Word List that can be used in your writing for The Lost Thing. If you can, ask your adult to test you on the spellings that you practised before half term. Keep a record of your scores!

Spellings

Music:

Learn about harmony, and then enjoy learning a new song in this lesson from Oak National Academy.

Singing in Harmony

Tuesday 2nd June 

Tuesday 2nd June

Art:

Each week this term we will be exploring the work of a different artist. This week we are focusing on the artist Henri Matisse.

You will have the chance to get creative with shapes and make a Matisse-inspired collage. Don’t forget to email in pictures of your wonderful work!

Art Task

Please also take the opportunity today to finish off yesterday’s work if you have not done so already. 

 Monday 1st June

Monday 1st June

Hello Year 5,

I hope that you had a lovely break over half term. Today marks the start of our last school term and I am looking forward to seeing all the brilliant work that you will produce at home.

Please get in touch with me if there is anything that you do not understand so that I am able to help you. Here is my email address: mtrott@st-markscofe.lambeth.sch.uk

Teaching of Reading:

Today you have a short extract to read and a range of questions to answer about what you have read. Please record your answers on paper. Today’s extract is from The Legend of Podkin One-Ear by Kieran Larwood.

Reading Task

Mrs Moses Group:

Please read the passage about the Blue Whale and then answer the questions about what you have read. Record your answers on paper.

 Reading Task

English:

This term we are going to begin an exciting new text called The Lost Thing by Shaun Tan. You may have even read this text before!

To help you understand today's writing task there is a video for the lesson.

In the video some of The Lost Thing will be read to you and you will then be given a writing task to complete. You will be shown an example of what your writing should include.

You will need a pencil and paper for the lesson. Click on the button to watch the video and then complete the writing task you are set. Today you are going to be writing a ‘Found’ note for a ‘Lost thing’.

English Lesson

Maths:

Practise multiplying unit and non-unit fractions by a whole number. Watch the video and then complete the task.

Maths VideoMaths Task

If you are finding the work tricky, click on the BBC Bitesize link for further explanations of how to multiply a unit and non-unit fraction by a whole number.

Extra Help

Science:

In this lesson with Oak National Academy we are going to be learning about igneous rock.

We are going to learn about the structure of the Earth, how to recognise igneous rock and some of the uses of igneous rock. We will also learn how igneous rock is made, using ice and chocolate as a model! You will need a piece of paper and a pencil for this lesson.

Science Lesson

Handwriting:

It would be brilliant if lots of you could begin Year 6 with a handwriting pen. Please practise your handwriting today in your exercise book using a pen or pencil.

Remember we won’t be working on a computer when you return to school, so you need to practise by hand!

Handwriting Task

PE:

Keep fit and healthy by taking part in this fun PE lesson with Joe Wicks!

 Half Term 

Half Term

Hello Year 5,

I hope you had a lovely bank holiday weekend. This week is half term and I hope you take some time to relax, read and to enjoy the sunshine outdoors. Below I have put some links to activities that you might like to do across the week. Have a great week!

 

Oak National Academy Activities Club:

Oak National Academy have launched an 'Activities Club' with a range of activities on offer this half-term. There are a cook-a-longs, art activities and debating clubs. I particularly like the sound of making my own slime or creating my own rain stick! Click on the link to explore what is available.

Oak National Academy Activities Club

Non-screen activities:

We have been doing a lot of work using our computers lately, so why not try one of these activities away from your screen this half term. I might try designing and making my own board game!

Non-Screen Activities

Reading:

Take some time to read your reading book this half term. You could even re-read your favourite book if you have no new books to read. Alternatively, this website has a range of books you can listen to and read, including some brilliant Classics!

Storynory

 Friday 22nd May

 Friday 22nd May

 

Good morning Year 5,

Well done for completing the first part of the summer term from home. You should be very proud of how hard you have worked.

I hope that in half term next week you will take a break from work and have some fun (hopefully in the sunshine!). I will put some activities up early next week for you to enjoy.

 

Teaching of Reading:

Re-read the extract from The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein and then complete the reading questions.

The HobbitReading Questions

Mrs Moses Group:

Re-read the extract from The Unlucky Eleven by Phil Earle and then complete the reading questions.

The Unlucky ElevenReading Questions

English:

Today you are going to write the next verse in a poem about a caged bird. I know that we have some excellent poets in the class, so please email in your verses as I would love to read them!

English Task

Maths:

Today we are going to do some problem-solving. I would like you to complete as many of these challenges as you can. They cover a range of topics and progress from easy to hard. I have also added the answers so that you are able to check your work once you have finished.

Maths ProblemsAnswers

Spanish:

In this lesson you are going to practise the Spanish alphabet as well as numbers 1-10.

Spanish Lesson

Spelling:

This week I would like you to learn a new set of words that end with the suffix -ible. If you can, ask your adult to test you on the spellings that you practised last week. Keep a record of your scores!

Spellings

Coding:

Complete this coding lesson from BBC Bitesize about how to make a good computer game.

Coding Lesson

  Thursday 21st May

Thursday 21st May

Storytelling:

David Walliams has been reading some of his brilliant stories aloud for children to listen to during lockdown. Most recently he has been reading his story Bad Dad. Below is a link to for you to listen to him reading this story.

I would like you to begin by listening to chapters one and two. If you enjoy them, then please take time to listen to the remaining chapters. The chapters will only be available till tomorrow, so make the most of them today!

Bad Dad

You could also explore the David Walliams website which has lots of fun activities linked to his books. 

Here are some activities for you to try based on Bad Dad.

Bad Dad Activities

 Wednesday 20th May 

Wednesday 20th May

Teaching of Reading:

Re-read the extract from The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein and then complete the ‘Word Detective’ questions.

The HobbitWord Detective Questions

Mrs Moses Group:

Re-read the extract from The Unlucky Eleven by Phil Earle and then complete the reading questions.

The Unlucky ElevenReading Questions

English:

Today I would like you to draw illustrations to continue Eric’s story, showing where Eric goes next, who he meets and what he does. Underneath each illustration you will need to include a short sentence with a modal verb to describe what he might be doing. First you may find it useful to re-read the story using the link below.

'Eric' by Shaun TanEnglish Task

Maths:

Practise solving problems involving converting between seconds, minutes and hours in this lesson from Oak National Academy. Complete the task you are set by the teacher on paper or in your exercise book.

Maths Lesson

Once you have finished the lesson, try solving these time conversion problems for extra practise.

Maths Extension

Topic:

To finish our topic on South America, we are going to explore the flags of each country in this continent.

Topic TaskBlank Map

Music:

Join in with this Ten Pieces Live Lesson full of dance, movement and characterization from the BBC.

Music Lesson

Tuesday 19th May 

Tuesday 19th May

Art:

This week we are going to focus on the work of Latin-American artist, Beatriz Milhazes. She is a collage artist and painter who uses very colourful materials to create pictures.

I am very much looking forward to seeing your colourful creations, so please email them in!

Art Task

Monday 18th May 

Monday 18th May

Goodmorning Year 5,

I hope that you had an enjoyable weekend. It was lovely to speak with lots of you on Friday and to hear how hard you are working at home. Well done!

We now only have one week left until half term, so please continue to email me your work and keep trying your best!

Teaching of Reading:

Read the extract from The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein and find the meaning of the words below.  Write your own definitions for the words I have listed and use each one in a sentence of your own.

The Hobbit

Key words:

Fond-

Pantries-

Oozy-

Devoted-

Porthole-

Mrs Moses Group:

Read the extract from The Unlucky Eleven by Phil Earle and find the meaning of the words and phrases below. Write your own definitions for the words I have listed and use each one in a sentence of your own.

The Unlucky Eleven

Key words:

Clod-

Disgust-

Without doubt-

Linesman-

Summed up-

English:

This week we are going to do some writing around a unique story called Eric by Shaun Tan. There are some lovely illustrations in the story, so I hope you will enjoy reading it. Please click on the link to watch a video of Ruth Merttens reading the book and then complete the task.

Eric VideoEric Task

Maths:

This week we are going to focus on time. I would like you to practise converting between seconds, minutes and hours in this lesson from Oak National Academy. You will need to watch the teaching video and then complete the set tasks in your exercise book.

Converting Time Lesson

Once you have finished the lesson, practise reading the time in this fun problem.

Reading the Time Problem

Science:

Living things are adapted to their habitats and have special features to help them to survive. Explore adaptations in plants and animals in this BBC Bitesize lesson.

Science Lesson

Handwriting:

Continue to practise your handwriting. Please practise in your exercise book-not on the computer- using a pen or pencil.

Handwriting PractiseExtension

PE:

To help keep yourself active and healthy, try doing some PE with Joe Wicks this afternoon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chess

https://www.chessinschools.co.uk/chess-at-home

https://www.chesskid.com

Free Online Resources

FREE online resources

In light if the current Coronavirus outbreak, many places are offering free resourses to help children, parents and schools with home learning see a collection below.

 

Twinkl are offering parents of children in schools which are closed, or facing closure, free access to all Twinkl resources for a period of one month.

Go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer , register and enter the code CVDTWINKLHELPS to find fantastic games and resources for continued learning at home.

 

Classroom secrets - Classroom secrets have added a free learning home resource pack for each year group - https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/free-home-learning-packs/

 

Free Audible audio books For as long as schools are closed, we're open. Children everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids. https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

 

Collective Worship
 https://www.metropolitantabernacle.org/sunday-school/online-lessons

 St Mark's Kennington YouTube

Hymns to sing along to:

10,000 ReasonsShine Jesus Shine

Christ Be Our LightPsalm 23

 PE

Joe Wick PE Lessons

 

Please see below useful websites:

All Subjects

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/zbr9wmn​

https://www.thenational.academy (Online School)

English

http://grammar.lgfl.org.uk/default.html

https://www.storylineonline.net/library/

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

https://spellingframe.co.uk/

Maths

http://www.topmarks.co.uk

https://mathsmadeeasy.co.uk/ks2-revision/year-5-maths/

https://myminimaths.co.uk/year-5-mini-maths/

https://mathszone.co.uk/

https://ttrockstars.com/

Sumdog

 

 Topic and Science

https://jr.brainpop.com/

http://sos.lgfl.org.uk/

https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub/index.html

 

Coding

http://www.scratch.mit.edu

www.online.espresso.co.uk

 

Art

https://www.tate.org.uk/kids