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Hobletts Manor Junior School

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Have a lovely half term everyone. Take care and stay safe; we will be in touch again after the holiday.

Home Learning Activities 18th May 2020

 As we look towards a new week detailed below are updated activities for next week. Please also remember our Video Resource Centre is now in place to support these activities accessed via the Families tab on the website. We also have our email if you have any questions for us. You may like to show us some home learning and ask for some feedback or simply share what you have done. What is important is staying in touch: our email address year5@hoblettsjm.herts.sch.uk. Our blogs also provide an extra opportunity for us to stay in touch with you also; do please take a look.

 

Thank you in advance to all the adults for continuing to support your child with these tasks and in so doing maximise the impact they have on their learning.

 

Suggested daily activities you may like to try:

 

Undertake an activity to support your physical and emotional health

Read (independently, shared or paired). Enjoy a book, ebook or audio book

Rock! (Times table rock stars)  - set yourself a challenge within your family

Undertake a maths activity – this could be practical too, for example through cooking

Undertake an English activity

Undertake a curriculum activity.

 

Each and every day remember that your physical and emotional wellbeing is your priority. If you only do one thing from the above do the first. Take each day as it comes, stay in touch and remember we are here.

Home Learning Update May 18th 2020

 

We hope that you are all taking care and keeping safe together as a family. We are keen to hear how you are getting on so do please email us with your updates via our year group email year5@hoblettsjm.herts.sch.uk. Our blogs provide an extra opportunity for us to stay in touch with you also, do please take a look.

 

Detailed below are a range of updated activities that supplement those previously offered and can still be seen below. We would like to thank you in advance for continuing to support your child with these tasks and in so doing maximise the impact they have on their learning.

 

Each and every day we would like you to:

 

  • Undertake an activity to support your physical and emotional health
  • Read (independently, shared or paired). Enjoy a book, ebook or audio book
  • Rock! (Times table rock stars)  - set yourself a challenge within your family
  • Undertake a maths activity – this could be practical too, for example through cooking
  • Undertake an English activity
  • Undertake a curriculum activity.

 

Each and every day remember that your physical and emotional wellbeing is your priority. If you only do one thing from the above do the first. Take each day as it comes, stay in touch and remember we are here.

 

Subject

Activity

Intended Learning Outcome

Maths

This week’s activities will help you become more confident with carrying out three of the four number operations (addition, subtraction and multiplication). There are worksheets (with answers so that you can check your accuracy) for each activity. Please remember we have books in school if you need them to record your calculations; we also can provide paper copies too; just let us know!

In this week’s supporting documents, there are knowledge organisers for addition/subtraction and multiplication/division, which are full of hints and tips that might help. There is also a multiplication grid that you might want to use for activities 3 – 5. Remember to check the Video Resource Centre on our website for further help.

Activity 1:  column addition

Activity 2: column subtraction

Activity 3: 3 digit x 1 digit multiplication

Activity 4: long multiplication

Activity 5: long multiplication word problems

Challenge activities There are three extra activities if you need a further challenge AFTER you have completed the five activities above.

We love seeing your work so remember to send it to: year5@hoblettsjm.herts.sch.uk

 

Revise calculation skills using addition, subtraction and multiplication

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other maths

websites/ games

And don’t forget to keep using Times Table Rockstars: https://ttrockstars.com/

 

 

English

In English this week, we are going to be focussing on grammar and learning about modal verbs. We will be learning to spell them accurately and use them in our writing.

 

Modal verbs are used in sentences with another main verb. Modal verbs can be used to show how possible something is, or how likely it is to happen. Here are some examples of modal verbs: might, could, would, shall, will, may, can, must, ought

 

Please look out for a video about modal verbs in the Video Resource Centre, within the Families tab on our website. There are also some support documents attached in the additional documents section.

 

Activity 1: Have a go at the modal verb crossword. When you have found all ten of them, check your answers, which are at the bottom of the sheet, and practise them. You could use the look, say, cover, write, check sheet. (Please see additional documents)

 

Activity 2: In this activity, you will need to complete the sentences using modal verbs for possibility. There are three different activities to choose from. You don’t need to print anything, just write the sentences into your book. You can also check your answers, which you can find at the bottom of the sheet. (Please see additional document)

 

Activity 3: Have a go at using modal verbs to assess situations. Again, there are three activities to choose form and you will need to write sentences explaining how likely a situation is to happen. (Please see additional document)

 

Challenge: Make your own choice of modal verbs to make sentences.

 

Activity 4: Read the non-fiction text, ‘Discover Athens.’ Read the text carefully and answer the questions. Remember to underline your evidence and always double check your answers.

Completing the activities above will enable you to use modal verbs in your own writing. Remember to use them as you answer question 4. The answers for ‘Discover Athens’ are attached in a separate document for you to check afterwards.

 

Activity 5: Complete your own fact sheet about Athens, based on what you read in activity 4. You could do your own research and add additional facts if you want to. Don’t forget to include pictures and captions. You could also try and include o=modal verbs.

 

You could use this website to help you:

 

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/greece/athens.htm

 

When you are writing, you could follow these steps:

  • Step 1: Planning – plan what will go under each heading
  • Step 2: Drafting – your first go!
  • Step 3: Editing - check your grammar and spellings. You could always ask someone at home to read it for you. 
  • Step 4: Writing –When you have finished editing, you could write your text up in your neatest, joined writing

 

We love seeing your work so remember to send it to: year5@hoblettsjm.herts.sch.uk

 

To understand and use modal verbs in writing

 

To answer questions using evidence from a text

Spellings

Practise words on one of the attached spelling lists (attached in week 1 of home learning) and try to use them in your writing.

To improve your spelling accuracy and vocabulary knowledge

RE

We have been learning about Judaism in school this year. We have made lots of comparisons between key features of the Jewish faith and those of other religions (Christianity in particular).

 

We would like you to research the role of the Rabbi in the Jewish faith. Who are Rabbis and what do they do? Can you think of any other religious leaders that you can compare them to (e.g. who has a similar job in the Christian and Islamic faiths?)? Write a paragraph explaining any similarities and differences that you find between a Rabbi and other types of religious leader.

 

These websites might be helpful to get you started:

 

https://wiki.kidzsearch.com/wiki/Rabbi

 

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/religion/jewish.htm

 

https://www.theschoolrun.com/homework-help/judaism

 

We love seeing your work so remember to send it to: year5@hoblettsjm.herts.sch.uk

 

To understand the role of a Rabbi

History/ Art

Activity 1: We would like you to research Greek Vases. Vases or pots were part of a way that the Ancient Greeks made money and artists would sell and trade vases to make a living.

 

You can use books or websites to find information. There is also a PowerPoint of examples attached. You could use these websites to help you:

 

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/history/ancient-greece/ancient-greek-art/

 

https://greece.mrdonn.org/vases.html

 

https://www.historyforkids.net/ancient-greek-vase-painting.html

 

See if you can answer the following questions:

  1. What was the purpose of vases in Ancient Greek times? 
  2. What shapes were the vases made in?
  3. What kinds of paintings were on the vases?

 

Activity 2: Now that you have researched Greek vases, we would like you to design your own. Use what you know about colour, pattern and images to inspire your work.

 

You could draw or paint your vase. If you have the materials at home, you could make it in a 3D form.

 

We love seeing your work so remember to send it to: year5@hoblettsjm.herts.sch.uk

 

To know what Greek vases were and why they were used

 

We are keen to ensure we continue our support of your child’s wellbeing and would ask that together each day families take advantage of the opportunity to engage in activities listed below in order to maintain positive physical and mental health.

 

In school we have enjoyed working out with Joe Wicks at 9am every morning. If this is a little too early for you, the half hour workout can be downloaded throughout the day.

 

In addition to this, and to last week’s suggestions, please find below a few more links to support physical health.

 

Premier League Stars https://plprimarystars.com/

 

Mindfulness – find on line resources and activities at https://www.smilingmind.com.au/

Five ways to incorporate mindfulness into your child’s day: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zjvwkmn

 

Cosmic Yogahttps://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

 

BBC Supermovers - https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers

 

GO Noodle  - https://www.gonoodle.com/

 

At home physical activity booklet  - https://physedreview.weebly.com/-at-home-resources.html

 

Weekly ‘Chance to Shine’ Challenges are also available via Mrs Short’s blog on our website.

 

A daily timetable of online videos for you to choose from:

 

9.00am - PE with Joe Wicks https://youtu.be/6v-a_dpwhro

 

10.00am - Maths with Carol Vorderman www.themathsfactor.com

 

11.00am - English with David Walliams https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

 

12.00pm - Lunch (cooking with Jamie Oliver) https://www.jamieoliver.com/features/category/get-kids-cooking/

 

1.00pm - Music with Myleene Klass https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQh2wgJ5tOrixYBn6jFXsXQ

 

1.30pm - Dance with Darcey Bussel https://twitter.com/diversedancemix/status/1241098264373592065

 

2.00pm - History with Dan Snow (free for 30-days) https://tv.historyhit.com/signup/package

 

4.00pm - Home Economics with Theo Michaels (Mon/Wed/Fri) https://www.instagram.com/theocooks

 

Reading

 

We hope that you are continuing to enjoy reading at home and that you have found the Oxford Owls reading resource helpful 

 

In addition:

  • please find an attachment to our team page that lists a number of books from ‘Reading Well, to support emotional wellbeing
  • audio stories from and read by David Walliams are now available to listen to through his website www.worldofdavidwalliams.com and will be available for free for 30 days.

 

Times Tables Rockstars

 

We hope that you are enjoying rocking at home! We will provide weekly updates of our top rockers each Friday.  

 

Please do let us know if you need any help accessing your account via our year group email

Link Family Services/DSPL8

 

Please find information from Link Family Services/DSPL8 detailing support available for you as a family

 

 

Home Learning Update for week beginning May 11th 2020

 

Subject

Activity

Intended Learning Outcome

Maths

This week’s activities are all about time. There are five to try which involve measuring time and carrying out time calculations. You might prefer to check your understanding of telling the time and converting between analogue and digital time by completing the attached worksheets instead; you choose what is best for you

Activity 1:

Time how long it takes you to do certain activities. You’ll need a clock or a watch which counts minutes and seconds. Predict how long you think it will take first.

For example you could time how long it takes to:

Run laps of your garden

Brush your teeth

Wash your hands!

Build a tower of 25 cubes/bricks etc

Read a chapter of your favourite book

Make a prediction first and then check to see if you were right!

Challenge: do each activity again and see if you can beat your original time!

Activity 2:

How many different units of time can you think of? Do you know how many smaller units are in each?

For example, seconds in a minute, minutes in an hour, hours in a day, days in a week, weeks in a year, days in a month, days in a year, years in a decade/century/millennium!

Can you create a poster showing everything you know so far? Try to find out any of the above that you don’t know and add them to your poster in a different colour.

You could challenge yourself to find out some new smaller units that you don’t already know! E.g: how many minutes in a week? How many seconds in a day? How many years, months and days in your life so far? How many days or even minutes is that?!

Activity 3:

Can you create a timetable of your whole day? Record what you have been doing in a table like the one below. Can you calculate how long each activity took 

Activity

Time started

Time finished

Duration

Reading

9:05

9:31

26 minutes

Walk with my family

9:44

10:37

53 minutes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It might be helpful to use a numberline to work out the duration by calculating the amount of time between activities. There is a video from Miss Foster in the video resource centre demonstrating this.

Challenge: write a list of questions you could ask someone else about your timetable. Eg: what was the longest/shortest amount of time spent on an activity: which two activities took a total of 1 hour; if I had spent 17 minutes longer reading my book, when would I have finished? Check you can answer your own questions!

Activity 4:

Create a timetable for your dream day. Think about the things that you would love to be able to do and how long you would want to do each one for. Then using the same table layout as you did for activity 3, plan your day! Don’t forget to calculate how long each activity would take.

Challenge: don’t start any activity ‘on the hour’ (e.g, start at 10.04 rather than 10.00) and make sure each activity ‘crosses the next hour’ to make your calculations more challenging (e.g, start at 9.35 and finish at 10.13)

Activity 5:

On a digital 24 hour clock, at certain times, all the digits are consecutive (in counting order). You can count forwards or backwards.

For example, 1:23 or 5:43.

How many times like this are there between midnight and 7:00?
How many are there between 7:00 and midday?
How many are there between midday and midnight?

Try to work methodically to find all the occurrences!

 

Other maths

websites/ games

If you prefer you could explore these online activities which are all about time:

 

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/116/telling-the-time

 

https://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/earlymath/on_time_game1.htm

 

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/118/adding_time_word_problems#

 

And don’t forget to keep using Times Table Rockstars: https://ttrockstars.com/

 

To solve problems involving time

English/

Science

 

Your English task this week is linked to the science activities so have a look at the science section below before you start. You might like to write your predictions before you do the experiments and write the rest afterwards.

 

You could structure your writing like this:

Introduction – what are you investigating?

Method – how are you going to do it? (this could be a paragraph or a numbered list) You could also use diagrams

Equipment – what do you need? (you could write a list with bullet points)

Prediction – what do you think will happen and why? (you might like to write this first, before you do the experiment)

Results – how will you show your data? For task 5, you might like to create a table or chart

Conclusion – what did you find out? Why did it happen?

 

Don’t forget to include:

Don’t forget to use scientific words. Some can be found on the task sheets attached. These would be useful to use in your conclusion

Use sub-headings and underline to structure your paragraphs

 

When you are writing, you could follow these steps:

Step 1: Planning – plan what will go under each heading

Step 2: Drafting – your first go!

Step 3: Editing - check your grammar and spellings. You could always ask someone at home to read it for you. 

Step 4: Writing –When you have finished editing, you could write your text up in your neatest, joined writing

 

Remember to send them to us as we would love to read your work: year5@hoblettsjm.herts.sch.uk

 

To write a structures science experiment

Spellings

Practise words on one of the attached spelling lists (attached in week 1 of home learning) and try to use them in your writing.

To improve your spelling accuracy and vocabulary knowledge

Science

Here are 5 experiments that you can do at home with things around your house. Please see attached documents below this table for extra information and instructions. This is also linked to your English work so have a look above. You might like to write your predictions before you do the experiments!

 

*EGG ALLERGIES/INTOLERANCE - PLEASE ONLY DO TASKS 1 AND 2.

 

TASK 1: Growing a rainbow. In this experiment, you are going to use kitchen roll, felt-tip pens and water, and watch the kitchen roll pull up the water, taking the ink with it to create a rainbow.

 

TASK 2: Creating a rain cloud in a jar. You will need shaving foam, water, food colouring and a jar to complete this experiment. You can let drops of water drop from your finger if you don’t have a pipette. You could always use different colours to create a rainbow!

 

TASK 3: How to make an egg float. You are going to need an egg, salt and water to make this happen. Challenge – what other objects can you make float?

 

TASK 4: How to make an egg bounce. You will need white vinegar and an egg for this experiment. Table vinegar works too!  Challenge – what other liquids can you experiment with? Hint: try neat fruit squash or fizzy drinks! You might recognise this one as you have done it before!

 

CHALLENGE Task 5: Rolling eggs! You will need eggs (again) and some materials like bubble wrap and kitchen roll. You will wrap the eggs in the materials and time them to see how long they take to roll down a ramp or slope. You need to repeat each material 3 times. Challenge - find the average time (add your 3 results and divide by 3) You could also think about how you have made the experiment a fair test and think about how you show your results. This could be in a table or chart.

 

Have fun with these and don’t forget to send your pictures and work to year5@hoblettsjm.herts.sch.uk

To carry out an investigation

 

To know what a fair test is

 

To present and write about results

 

Art

We would like you to have a go at creating some art with silhouettes/shadows. There are lots of examples of silhouettes with rainbows, which fits nicely with the theme of ‘hope’ at the moment. You can find examples in the attached document, under this table, if you need some inspiration. Think about something that is meaningful for you or just something you enjoy.

 

You could create your silhouette with black paint or pencil, or you could cut it out from black paper. Rainbows can be created with crayons, chalk, paint, pens, or collage. You can use whatever materials you like.

 

Enjoy it and don’t forget to send your artwork to year5@hoblettsjm.herts.sch.uk

To create a silhouette

 

We are keen to ensure we continue our support of your child’s well being and would ask that together each day families take advantage of the opportunity to engage in activities listed below in order to maintain positive physical and mental health.

 

In school we have enjoyed working out with Joe Wicks at 9am every morning. If this is a little too early for you, the half hour workout can be downloaded throughout the day.

 

In addition to this, and to last week’s suggestions, please find below a few more links to support physical health.

 

Premier League Stars https://plprimarystars.com/

 

Mindfulness – find on line resources and activities at https://www.smilingmind.com.au/

Five ways to incorporate mindfulness into your child’s day: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zjvwkmn

 

Cosmic Yoga – https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

 

BBC Supermovers - https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers

 

GO Noodle  - https://www.gonoodle.com/

 

At home physical activity booklet  - https://physedreview.weebly.com/-at-home-resources.html

 

Weekly ‘Chance to Shine’ Challenges are also available via Mrs Short’s blog on our website.

 

A daily timetable of online videos for you to choose from:

 

9.00am - PE with Joe Wicks https://youtu.be/6v-a_dpwhro

 

10.00am - Maths with Carol Vorderman www.themathsfactor.com

 

11.00am - English with David Walliams https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

 

12.00pm - Lunch (cooking with Jamie Oliver) https://www.jamieoliver.com/features/category/get-kids-cooking/

 

1.00pm - Music with Myleene Klass https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQh2wgJ5tOrixYBn6jFXsXQ

 

1.30pm - Dance with Darcey Bussel https://twitter.com/diversedancemix/status/1241098264373592065

 

2.00pm - History with Dan Snow (free for 30-days) https://tv.historyhit.com/signup/package

 

4.00pm - Home Economics with Theo Michaels (Mon/Wed/Fri) https://www.instagram.com/theocooks

 

Reading

 

We hope that you are continuing to enjoy reading at home and that you have found the Oxford Owls reading resource helpful 

 

In addition:

please find an attachment to our team page that lists a number of books from ‘Reading Well, to support emotional wellbeing

audio stories from and read by David Walliams are now available to listen to through his website www.worldofdavidwalliams.com and will be available for free for 30 days.

 

Times Tables Rockstars

 

We hope that you are enjoying rocking at home! We will provide weekly updates of our top rockers each Friday.  

 

Please do let us know if you need any help accessing your account via our year group email

Link Family Services

 

Please find an updated list of activities from Link Family Services detailing activity ideas for you as a family

 

Welcome to Year 5 and Team Saffron  

 

Your teacher is Miss Foster

Your teaching assistant is Mrs Archer

 

Home Learning Update May 4th 2020

 

Please find below activities for this week, which we hope you will enjoy completing.  We are keen to hear how you are getting on so do please email us with your updates via our year group email year5@hoblettsjm.herts.sch.uk. Please also get in touch if you have any questions about any of the activities, if you are unsure of anything we are here to help. If you would like a paper copy of these activities, a maths, English or art book please do let us know and we can organise them for you.

 

Each and every day it would be great if you could:

 

  • Undertake an activity to support your physical and emotional health. At school we start our day with PE with Joe; you too could try it too.
  • Read (independently, shared or paired). Enjoy a book, ebook or audio book.
  • Rock! (Times table rock stars)  - set yourself a challenge within your family. Mrs Boulder is still updating the Rockstars League Table each week and you can see where you are in this week’s newsletter.
  • Undertake a maths activity – this could be practical too, for example through cooking (you may like to try this week’s recipe in our newsletter)
  • Undertake an English activity
  • Undertake a curriculum activity.

 

As you start each day, remember that your physical and emotional wellbeing is your priority. If you only do one thing from the above do the first. Take each day as it comes, stay in touch and remember we are here.

 

Subject

Activity

Intended Learning Outcome

Maths

We would like you to think about solving problems with money this week. There are also links to some interactive activities.

 

In this week’s attached documents, there is a guide with helpful hints about calculation methods to use for accurate calculations with money.

 

Activity 1

Have a think about your family’s weekly shop (you will need to ask whoever usually does this to help you). Do you know what sorts of things are on your weekly shopping list? Make a list of what you think is on there and then update it with anything you might have missed. Can you separate your list into two columns? One column for items that you consider to be essential and one column for items that you consider to be non-essential (things you want but don’t necessarily need). Estimate the cost of each item and then check with the adult who does the shopping to see how close you were! Can you calculate the total cost of the items in each column? Which column costs the most? What is the difference in price between the two columns?

 

Challenge: how many of the items on your list are branded and how many are non-branded (e.g. Heinz baked beans are branded, supermarket baked beans are non-branded)? What difference do you think it would make to the price if you switched either branded for non-branded or vice versa? You could research the price of alternative items online and calculate the difference between them to see if one gives you a better saving than the other does.

 

Activity 2

We can save money by spending less in our everyday lives. Food is one area of our lives where we can consider reducing our spending. Could you plan a meal for your family for £5 or less? How might you lower your costs and save your family money? If your initial plan costs more than £5 in total, could you change some of the ingredients, buy the ingredients from a different shop or use less of certain ingredients?

To find the price of ingredients you either could research prices online, or estimate by looking at old shopping receipts you might have at home or by asking whoever usually does your food shopping what things cost. Think about the other things you would need to consider when planning a meal, e.g. making sure that what you are planning will be enough to feed every family member and that you are eating healthily. You could use the Healthy Eating Plate image to guide you https://www.nhs.uk/livewell/eat-well/the-eatwellguide/

 

When you have planned your family meal, present your work by:

  • Describing the meal
  • Listing the ingredients and the cost of each item
  • Calculating the total cost to check that you have stayed within your £5 budget

 

Challenge: you could cook your meal idea with your family!

 

 

Activity 3

Can you plan and budget for a family activity that you could do at home?

Start by thinking about what the most important thing is about a ‘family activity’. It might be spending time with your family, having fun, learning a new skill or eating delicious food. Remember that there are important bills that families have to pay like rent, household bills and so on, which might not always mean they can spend lots of money on family activities. Families can still have fun and share quality time together without needing to spend lots of money though.

A couple of ideas that you might like:

A home cinema night: you could find out the costs of renting a film, buying popcorn and treats. You might already have cushions you could put on the floor to make your own cinema.

Pizza restaurant: you could find out the costs of making your own dough bases and toppings, (you could cook the pizzas with an adult and serve them as they would at a restaurant. You could even design your own menus!

 

Decide your budget for your activity would it be £5, £10 or maybe even £20? The lower the budget the more of a challenge!

 

Present your ideas by:

  • Stating your budget and then writing a description/drawing diagrams of what you would need.
  • List each item you would need to buy along with how much it would cost.
  • Calculate the total cost of your activity to see if you have stayed in budget.

 

Challenge: discuss with your family whether it would be possible to do the activity you have planned. Present them with your ideas and costings. Ask them what they think a reasonable budget would be for the activity you have chosen. If it is less than the amount you chose, could you amend your plan to fit it to this new budget? Could you change how many items you need, buy things from a different shop or use less of something?

 

Activity 4

Create a shop and invite members of your family to come and ‘buy’ from it. It could be a bookshop, a sports equipment shop, a toys/games shop or a shop that sells a selection of items. Choose items that you want to ‘sell’ and decide a price for them. Label them clearly to show how much they would cost.

You might have some toy money at home already, if not you could make your own coins and notes by drawing them on paper and card and then cutting them out. Give some to the people who are ‘buying’ and keep some for yourself in case you need to give change.

As the shopkeeper, you will need to work out the total cost of what your customers want to buy and how much change you might need to give them. You should do your calculations without using a calculator but you could jot down calculations on a piece of paper if you need to.

 

Challenge:

Make the calculations you will need to do trickier by ensuring that each price includes 2 digits after the decimal point (e.g. £1.27 rather than £1.00). Make sure that your customers never pay with the exact change!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Add and subtract amounts of money accurately

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Know how much everyday food items cost and plan a budget

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Solve problems involving budgeting and calculations with money

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other maths

websites/ games

If you prefer you could explore these online activities which are all about money:

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/toy-shop-money

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/coins-game

 

http://flash.topmarks.co.uk/4020

 

https://natwest.mymoneysense.com/parents/8-12s/ (see above)

 

 

And don’t forget to keep using Times Table Rockstars: https://ttrockstars.com/

 

To solve problems involving money calculations

English/

History

 

The RAF Museum have some lovely activities to celebrate VE day on Friday 8th May. Tom Palmer has written ‘The Spitfire Fund’ which is a short story commemorating the 80th anniversary of The Battle of Britain. You can follow the serialised adventures of Yusra, Lily and Danny as they travel back in time to that significant turning point in British History. Chapter 1 and 2 are available and further chapters will be released on the FAF Museum website:  https://www.rafmuseum.org.uk/london/schools/resources.aspx on alternate weekdays up until 7th May.

 

Activity 1: READING COMPREHENSION. Read ‘The Spitfire Fund’ and complete the reading comprehension. (see attached documents)

 

Activity 2: WRITE A SHORT STORY. In Tom Palmer’s story, the children find themselves going back in time from today to 1940 and the Battle of Britain thanks to a Spitfire Fund pin badge. (see attached document) What do you think you would experience if you went back to the Battle of Britain? Try to think of one thing for each of your five senses. Do you think two or three of those experiences might be a good way of starting a story set during the Battle of Britain? Authors often begin stories through the senses of their characters. Have a go at writing a story or the opening of a story.

 

Story steps to success

Remember to…

  • write a beginning, middle and end
  • include the senses to set the opening scene
  • include some action
  • use inverted commas (speech marks) to show conversation between characters
  • use short, snappy sentences for effect
  • add a cliff-hanger question

 

Activity 3: WRITING A DIARY ENTRY. Can you imagine what it would be like to be a child during World War Two? You could put yourselves in their shoes and write about your experiences.

 

Diary entry steps to success

Remember to…

  • include the time that the entry was written
  • write in the first person
  • use the past tense
  • tell events in chronological order (the order in which they happened)

 

Activity 4: WRITE A FACT SHEET OF POSTER. You could explain what you have learnt about the Spitfire Fund, The Battle of Britain or VE Day. You could use the attached documents or use the RAF Museum website: https://www.rafmuseum.org.uk/london/schools/resources.aspx

 

When you are writing, you could follow these steps:

•    Step 1: Planning – use a story mountain or a cartoon strip to plan your story or diary entry

•    Step 2: Drafting – think about the steps to success and your senses

•    Step 3: Editing - check your grammar and spellings. You could always ask someone at home to read it for you. 

•    Step 4: Writing –When you have finished editing, you could write your text up in your neatest, joined writing

 

Remember to send them to us, we would love to read your work: year5@hoblettsjm.herts.sch.uk

 

To learn about important events in history

 

Spellings

Practise words on one of the attached spelling lists (attached in week 1 of home learning) and try to use them in your writing.

To improve your spelling accuracy and vocabulary knowledge

Science

Our science topic for this term is Life Cycles. Have a look at the different examples of life cycles in the attached documents for this week. You could also watch some of these clips on the BBC Bitesize website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zgssgk7

Can you create a poster showing what you know about life cycles? You could choose to focus in detail on just one life cycle of your choice (e.g. the life cycle of a butterfly) or you could compare different life cycles of several different animals and plants. Be creative and remember to include the scientific vocabulary that is used in the examples.

Understand the different types of life cycles of plants and animals

Art

On Friday 8 May 2020, Britain will be commemorating the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

 

Most VE Day 75 events and street parties have had to be cancelled or postponed but we still want you to be able to mark the occasion, share your pride in our country and honour the men and women of WW2.

 

You can make your own special VE Day 75 ‘Great British Bunting’ to display in your window at home.

 

Have a look at the link below:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/4TrqYDyf4PMdLypxzyTwGDg/great-british-bunting

 

To learn about important events in history and how we can celebrate them

 

We are keen to ensure we continue our support of your child’s wellbeing and would ask that together each day families take advantage of the opportunity to engage in activities listed below in order to maintain positive physical and mental health.

 

In school, we have enjoyed working out with Joe Wicks at 9am every morning. If this is a little too early for you, the half hour workout can be downloaded throughout the day.

 

In addition to this, and to last week’s suggestions, please find below a few more links to support physical health.

 

Premier League Stars https://plprimarystars.com/

 

Mindfulness – find on line resources and activities at https://www.smilingmind.com.au/

Five ways to incorporate mindfulness into your child’s day: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zjvwkmn

 

Cosmic Yogahttps://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

 

BBC Supermovers - https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers

 

GO Noodle  - https://www.gonoodle.com/

 

At home physical activity booklet  - https://physedreview.weebly.com/-at-home-resources.html

 

Weekly ‘Chance to Shine’ Challenges are also available via Mrs Short’s blog on our website.

 

A daily timetable of online videos for you to choose from:

 

9.00am - PE with Joe Wicks https://youtu.be/6v-a_dpwhro

 

10.00am - Maths with Carol Vorderman www.themathsfactor.com

 

11.00am - English with David Walliams https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

 

12.00pm - Lunch (cooking with Jamie Oliver) https://www.jamieoliver.com/features/category/get-kids-cooking/

 

1.00pm - Music with Myleene Klass https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQh2wgJ5tOrixYBn6jFXsXQ

 

1.30pm - Dance with Darcey Bussel https://twitter.com/diversedancemix/status/1241098264373592065

 

2.00pm - History with Dan Snow (free for 30-days) https://tv.historyhit.com/signup/package

 

4.00pm - Home Economics with Theo Michaels (Mon/Wed/Fri) https://www.instagram.com/theocooks

 

Reading

 

We hope that you are continuing to enjoy reading at home and that you have found the Oxford Owls reading resource helpful 

 

In addition:

  • please find an attachment to our team page that lists a number of books from ‘Reading Well, to support emotional wellbeing
  • audio stories from and read by David Walliams are now available to listen to through his website www.worldofdavidwalliams.com and will be available for free for 30 days.

 

Times Tables Rockstars

 

We hope that you are enjoying rocking at home! We will provide weekly updates of our top rockers each Friday.  

 

Please do let us know if you need any help accessing your account via our year group email

Link Family Services

 

Please find an updated list of activities from Link Family Services detailing activity ideas for you as a family

 

 

Home Learning Activity Update 27th April 2020

 

 

We hope that you are all taking care and keeping safe together as a family. We are keen to hear how you are getting on so do please email us with your updates via our year group email year5@hoblettsjm.herts.sch.uk. Our blogs provide an extra opportunity for us to stay in touch with you also, do please take a look.

 

Detailed below are a range of updated activities that supplement those previously offered and can still be seen below. We would like to thank you in advance for continuing to support your child with these tasks and in so doing maximise the impact they have on their learning.

 

Each and every day we would like you to:

 

  • Undertake an activity to support your physical and emotional health
  • Read (independently, shared or paired). Enjoy a book, ebook or audio book
  • Rock! (Times table rock stars)  - set yourself a challenge within your family
  • Undertake a maths activity – this could be practical too, for example through cooking
  • Undertake an English activity
  • Undertake a curriculum activity.

 

Each and every day remember that your physical and emotional wellbeing is your priority. If you only do one thing from the above do the first. Take each day as it comes, stay in touch and remember we are here.

 

Subject

Activity

Intended Learning Outcome

Maths

We would like you to revisit our work on measuring mass in grams and kilograms this week, It will help you if you are able to use a set of kitchen weighing scales but you will still be able to do some of these activities even if you don’t have any!

 

Activity 1

Can you remember how many grams there are in a kilogram? Watch this BBC Bitesize clip as a reminder and to find out different ways of making 1kg (there are 1000g in a kg): https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zbvgkqt

If you have a set of scales at home, choose some different objects to weigh. Aim for objects of different sizes and estimate what you think their mass will be in grams or kilograms before you begin. Label them with their actual mass or draw diagrams of them and label those instead.

If you don’t have any scales, see if you can find an object which has its mass already labelled (e.g., a 1 kg bag of rice or sugar). Choose 5 other objects and try to estimate each one’s mass by deciding whether you think they are heavier or lighter than your labelled object.

Challenge: how many different ways can you think of that add up to 1kg? What is the total mass of the objects you chose? Is the total more or less than 1kg?

 

Activity 2

So far we have considered the metric units of measure in grams and kilograms. Objects whose mass is less than one gram can be measured in milligrams. There are 1000 milligrams in a gram.

Choose 10 objects either in your home or out of it (think of objects that you have seen when you are out and about!). Write a list or draw each object. Try to decide which unit of measure would be the most appropriate for each one. For example, we would measure the mass of a book in grams but kilograms would be more appropriate for a table or a trampoline!. Is there anything on your list that you think would need to be measured in milligrams?

Challenge: estimate their mass and then research online how much these objects actually weigh. Were you close?

 

Activity 3

Have a look at the attached resource sheet about converting between grams and kilograms using place value. Remember that grams are 1000 times smaller than kilograms.

Have another look at the objects that you weighed in activity 1 and 2. Have a go at converting them: if you measured their mass in grams, can you convert it to kg? If you measured it in kg can you convert it grams?

Create a numberline with your measurements on it. First mark on the numberline where 0g, 500g and 1000g (1kg) and then mark on it where your objects would be. If your items had a mass larger than 1kg you will need to extend your numberline.

 

Activity 4

Have a go at following a recipe by measuring the mass of each ingredient accurately, you could make something really yummy! Don’t forget to ask an adult to help you though.

 

Maybe you already have a favourite recipe but, if not, why not try this one for flapjacks:

 

Ingredients:

150g unsalted butter

75g golden syrup (approx. 3 tbsp)

150g soft light brown sugar

350g porridge oats

A pinch of salt

 

Method:

Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan)/350°F/ Gas Mark 4 and line an 8 x 10-inch (20 x 25cm) baking tray with baking parchment.

Put the butter, syrup and sugar in a saucepan and stir over a moderate heat for about 5 minutes, or until the sugar has dissolved and the butter has melted.

Stir in a pinch of salt and take the pan off the heat.

Mix in the oats until fully combined.

Tip the mixture into your prepared baking try and use the back of a spoon to evenly press it down to compact it – this helps prevent your flapjacks from falling to pieces on cutting.

Bake for 20-25 minutes for soft and chewy, or 30-35 minutes for firm and crunchy.

Leave to cool for a few minutes before using a knife to score the flapjack into 15 squares.

Challenge: what do you think would have happened to your recipe if you had accidentally measured any ingredient incorrectly? How would the taste of the flapjack have changed if you had doubled one of the ingredients but not any of the others?

 

Activity 5

Make a poster showing conversions between different metric units of measure. Imagine that you need to use your poster to teach someone else all about converting between these units. You could even try it out on someone in your family when you finish it! Be creative and make it bright and colourful! Think about different designs that you could add to represent objects being measured.

 

Try to include these different conversions:

1 kilogram = 1000 grams

1 kilometre = 1000 metres

1 metre = 100 centimetres

1 centimetre = 10 millimetres

1 litre = 1000 millilitres

 

Challenge: you could research imperial measures for mass (or see attached powerpoint) and create a poster showing different conversions between metric and imperial measures.

 

 

 

 

 

Measure accurately in grams and kilograms

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Choose appropriate units of measure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Use place value to convert between grams and kilograms

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Follow a recipe by measuring accurately

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Show your understanding of converting between different units of measure

Other maths

websites/ games

If you prefer you could use these online activities:

 

https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/mostlyPostie/index.html

 

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/measurement/MeasurementGrams.htm

 

BBC Bitesize have daily activities related to the Year 5 curriculum. You could try this lesson on addition/subtraction methods:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zfdpnrd

 

Or this one on solving multistep word problems:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z429kmn

 

And don’t forget to keep using Times Table Rockstars: https://ttrockstars.com/

 

To understand different units of measure for mass

 

To revisit calculation and problem solving methods

English

 

We would like you to write your own acrostic poem for English this week. You can write it about anything you like. Just make sure you include all the features:

 

(There is a powerpoint explaining acrostic poems and a Rainbow template attached)

 

Remember…

  • acrostic poems have their theme or title written down the page vertically
  • write the theme letters in capitals
  • each line starts with a letter of the theme word/words
  • they don’t have to rhyme
  • you can use alliteration (when words start with the same letter or sound. eg, silly sausages)
  • you can use similes (comapring one thing with another. eg, cool as a cucumber)

 

You could think about some positive words or phrases and use them in an acrostic poem.

Examples could be:

RAINBOW, STAY SAFE, FAMILY, HAPPINESS

 

You could follow these steps:

•    Step 1: Planning – plan your word or phrase and think about what words relate to each line. You could use a thesaurus to find synonyms.

•    Step 2: Drafting – think about writing your poem using the steps above

•    Step 3: Editing - check your grammar and spellings. You could always ask someone at home to read it for you. 

•    Step 4: Writing –When you have finished editing, you could write your text up in your neatest, joined writing. Attached is an acrostic poem template so you can present your poem if you want to!

 

Remember to send them to us, we would love to read them: year5@hoblettsjm.herts.sch.uk

 

To write an acrostic poem

 

To use positive language to share a message

 

Spellings

Practise words on one of the attached spelling lists (attached in week 1 of home learning) and try to use them in your writing.

To improve your spelling accuracy and vocabulary knowledge

Art

Illuminated letters:

Have a look at the attached examples of illuminated letters and the powerpoint explaining how to draw them.

You could choose to create an illuminated letter for your initial (first letter of your name) or you could create a whole word of illuminated letters or even the alphabet! You might choose to design a letter including traditional medieval patterns or you might prefer to include images or patterns which represent you instead. There are no rules, just enjoy being creative and trying out different designs!

Design an illuminated letter

PSHE

 

We really enjoy mindfulness at school so we’d like you to try some at home too. This link takes you to BBC Bitesize where you can find all sorts of calming and well-being activities: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zjvwkmn

 

This includes Yoga and tai chi, gardening, card making, mindfulness walking and doing a jigsaw.

 

Have a go and see what works for you.

 

To know how to include mindfulness into your day

 

 

We are keen to ensure we continue our support of your child’s well being and would ask that together each day families take advantage of the opportunity to engage in activities listed below in order to maintain positive physical and mental health.

 

In school we have enjoyed working out with Joe Wicks at 9am every morning. If this is a little too early for you, the half hour workout can be downloaded throughout the day.

 

In addition to this, and to last week’s suggestions, please find below a few more links to support physical health.

 

Premier League Stars https://plprimarystars.com/

 

Mindfulness – find on line resources and activities at https://www.smilingmind.com.au/

Five ways to incorporate mindfulness into your child’s day: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zjvwkmn

 

Cosmic Yogahttps://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

 

BBC Supermovers - https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers

 

GO Noodle  - https://www.gonoodle.com/

 

At home physical activity booklet  - https://physedreview.weebly.com/-at-home-resources.html

 

Weekly ‘Chance to Shine’ Challenges are also available via Mrs Short’s blog on our website.

 

A daily timetable of online videos for you to choose from:

 

9.00am - PE with Joe Wicks https://youtu.be/6v-a_dpwhro

 

10.00am - Maths with Carol Vorderman www.themathsfactor.com

 

11.00am - English with David Walliams https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

 

12.00pm - Lunch (cooking with Jamie Oliver) https://www.jamieoliver.com/features/category/get-kids-cooking/

 

1.00pm - Music with Myleene Klass https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQh2wgJ5tOrixYBn6jFXsXQ

 

1.30pm - Dance with Darcey Bussel https://twitter.com/diversedancemix/status/1241098264373592065

 

2.00pm - History with Dan Snow (free for 30-days) https://tv.historyhit.com/signup/package

 

4.00pm - Home Economics with Theo Michaels (Mon/Wed/Fri) https://www.instagram.com/theocooks

 

Reading

 

We hope that you are continuing to enjoy reading at home and that you have found the Oxford Owls reading resource helpful 

 

In addition:

  • please find an attachment to our team page that lists a number of books from ‘Reading Well, to support emotional wellbeing
  • audio stories from and read by David Walliams are now available to listen to through his website www.worldofdavidwalliams.com and will be available for free for 30 days.

 

Times Tables Rockstars

 

We hope that you are enjoying rocking at home! We will provide weekly updates of our top rockers each Friday.  

 

Please do let us know if you need any help accessing your account via our year group email

Link Family Services

 

Please see additional information in this week’s newsletter for additional information on support available

 

 

 

Home Learning Activity Update 20th April 2020

 

Subject

Activity

Intended Learning Outcome

Maths

We would like you to revisit our work on measuring length and width this week, including finding the area, perimeter and volume of objects. You could try these activities if you have a ruler or a tape measure:

 

Activity 1

How far can you run in 5 seconds? Ask someone to time you running for 5 seconds either in your garden or in your home if there is space. Mark where you started from and where you finished with different objects, then use a ruler or tape measure to measure that distance. How could you measure accurately if your ruler/tape measure is not long enough to measure the whole distance?

Try the activity again, this time measuring how far you can run in 10 seconds or how far you can throw a ball instead.

 

Activity 2

Choose five straight-sided 2 dimensional objects; they can have any number of sides. First, try to estimate their perimeters in cm or m (the total measurement of a 2D shape’s sides added together) and place them in order of your estimates from smallest to largest. Then, find out if you were right by measuring the sides accurately with a ruler or tape measure in cm or m and calculating the perimeter (remember to write down your calculations using column addition for larger numbers). What kinds of objects could you find the perimeter of? Could you find the perimeter of a room or even the garden?

 

Activity 3

Choose five rectangular shaped objects. First, try to estimate their surface area in cm2 or m2 and place them in order of your estimates from smallest to largest. Then find out if you were right by calculating the actual surface area of each object. Use a ruler or tape measure to accurately measure the length and width and then find the area by multiplying these measurements together (round each measurement up to the nearest whole number if you need to). Remember that if you are multiplying larger numbers you will need to do a written long multiplication to find the answer. What kinds of objects could you find the area of? Could you find the area of a room or even the garden?

 

Activity 4

Do you have any cube or cuboid shaped objects? Look for containers like cereal boxes or objects like dice. Can you remember how to calculate their volume (length x width x height)? Use a ruler or a tape measure to carefully measure their sides (round each measurement up to the nearest whole number if you need to). Multiply the length by the width and then multiply that number by the height to find the volume in cm3. Don’t forget to do a written long multiplication when you are multiplying larger numbers.

What other cube or cuboid objects could you find the volume of? It might be tricky to calculate the volume of your room (or even your whole house!) but could you make a sensible estimate of the length, width and height and then calculate the volume from that?

 

Activity 5

Linked to this week’s science activity (see below for science instructions!).

When you have built your structure, can you use it to find any measurements or examples of perimeter or surface area? You could:

  • Measure how tall it is from its base to the top
  • Measure how wide it is. Is it wider at the top or the bottom?
  • Are there any 2D shapes within it? Could you find their perimeter?
  • Are there any rectangular shapes within it? Could you find their area?
  • There might even be examples of cube or cuboid shapes within it! If there are, can you find their volume?

Remember to round any measurements to the nearest whole number before multiplying.

Measure accurately in centimetres and metres

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Find the perimeter of objects in centimetres or metres

 

 

 

 

Find the surface area of objects in centimetres2 or metres2

 

 

 

Find the volume of objects in centimetres3 or metres3

Other maths

websites/ games

If you prefer you could use these online activities:

Practising measuring in cm:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/measuring-in-cm

Reading measures from different types of scales:

https://www.transum.org/Maths/Activity/Reading_Scales/Default.asp?Level=1

Practising reading measures for length and weight:

http://flash.topmarks.co.uk/4769

Building shapes with different areas:

https://phet.colorado.edu/sims/html/area-builder/latest/area-builder_en.html

Times Table Rockstars: https://ttrockstars.com/

 

To have fun while you learn!

English

 

We would like you to write your own newspaper report for English this week. You can write it about anything you like. Just make sure you include all the features of a newspaper:

(There is an example of a newspaper report attached)

  • A headline that uses alliteration (alliteration is when words start with the same letter or sound)
  • A subtitle which gives a bit more information about what the report is about
  • The reporter’s name
  • An introductory paragraph containing the 5 W’s (What? Where? When? Who? Why?)
  • Information about the main events presented in chronological order (order in which they happened)
  • Pictures with captions
  • Written in the third person (Not using ‘I’) and in the past tense (something that has already happened)
  • Direct and reported (indirect) speech (see attached PowerPoint)
  • Formal language (Try to write more seriously and less playful)
  • Rhetorical Questions (rhetorical questions get the reading thinking)
  • A conclusion paragraph to explain what action might happen next

You can look at the attached PowerPoints to learn the features of newspaper reports and how to use reported (indirect) and direct speech.

 

You could think about some of the Viking artefacts we learnt about when we visited St Albans Cathedral and report that some have been found in your own town. You could follow these steps:

  • Step 1: Planning – plan your headline, what you will include in each paragraph, whose quotes you will use
  • Step 2: Drafting – think about writing your report with the steps to success above
  • Step 3: Editing - check your grammar and spellings, and use a thesaurus to find synonyms. You could always ask someone at home to read it for you. 
  • Step 4: Writing –When you have finished editing, you could write your text up in your neatest, joined writing. Attached is a newspaper template so you can present your final report if you want to! Remember to send them to us, we would love to read them!

 

To write a newspaper report.

 

To use reported (indirect) and direct speech. (see attached PowerPoint)

 

To use commas in complex sentences. (examples on the attached PowerPoint)

Spellings

Practise words on one of the attached spelling lists (attached in week 1 of home learning and try to use them in your writing.

To improve your spelling accuracy and vocabulary knowledge

Science

Can you build a structure that can hold the weight of 5 books?

 

Have a think about the materials that you have available to you at home that could help you to complete this challenge. For example; rolled up paper to make tubes, cardboard tubes from used kitchen roll, straws, sticky tape, spaghetti or anything else that you have to hand! You could even use lego or other types of building blocks.

 

Things to think about:

  • How tall can you make your structure?
  • How wide does it need to be to hold the weight of the books?
  • Try a few different arrangements; are there any shapes you can create that make your structure stronger?

 

When you have completed your build and tested it:

  • Draw a diagram of what you built
  • Label any 2D shapes you can see within your structure

Challenge: write a conclusion about what you found. Explain why you think your structure did/didn’t hold the books. What might you do to make your structure even better?

 

See Building Structures information sheet attached below for more ideas and visual examples!

The fifth maths activity this week is linked to this science activity (see above)!

 

History

We would like you create a fact file/poster on a Greek God or Goddess of your choice.

 

You could think about:

  • what they are the god/goddess of
  • what they looked like (draw a picture)
  • their relations/family
  • their symbol
  • why they were important
  • the stories they are linked to
  • any other interesting facts

 

Here are some useful websites:

 

DK Find Out

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/history/ancient-greece/ancient-greek-gods-and-goddesses/

 

Primary Homework Help

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/greece/gods.htm

 

The School Run

https://www.theschoolrun.com/homework-help/greek-gods-and-mythology

 

National Geographic KIDS

https://www.natgeokids.com/za/discover/history/greece/greek-gods/

 

There is also a PowerPoint attached if you’d like to use it.

To understand Greek gods and why they were important.

 

We are keen to ensure we continue our support of your child’s well being and would ask that together each day families take advantage of the opportunity to engage in activities listed below in order to maintain positive physical and mental health.

 

In school we have enjoyed working out with Joe Wicks at 9am every morning. If this is a little too early for you, the half hour workout can be downloaded throughout the day.

 

In addition to this, and to last week’s suggestions, please find below a few more links to support physical health.

 

Premier League Stars https://plprimarystars.com/

 

Mindfulness – find on line resources and activities at https://www.smilingmind.com.au/

 

Cosmic Yogahttps://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

 

BBC Supermovers - https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers

 

GO Noodle  - https://www.gonoodle.com/

 

At home physical activity booklet  - https://physedreview.weebly.com/-at-home-resources.html

 

Weekly ‘Chance to Shine’ Challenges are also available via Mrs Short’s blog on our website.

 

A daily timetable of online videos for you to choose from:

 

9.00am - PE with Joe Wicks https://youtu.be/6v-a_dpwhro

 

10.00am - Maths with Carol Vorderman www.themathsfactor.com

 

11.00am - English with David Walliams https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

 

12.00pm - Lunch (cooking with Jamie Oliver) https://www.jamieoliver.com/features/category/get-kids-cooking/

 

1.00pm - Music with Myleene Klass https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQh2wgJ5tOrixYBn6jFXsXQ

 

1.30pm - Dance with Darcey Bussel https://twitter.com/diversedancemix/status/1241098264373592065

 

2.00pm - History with Dan Snow (free for 30-days) https://tv.historyhit.com/signup/package

 

4.00pm - Home Economics with Theo Michaels (Mon/Wed/Fri) https://www.instagram.com/theocooks

 

Reading

 

We hope that you are continuing to enjoy reading at home and that you have found the Oxford Owls reading resource helpful 

 

In addition:

  • please find an attachment to our team page that lists a number of books from ‘Reading Well, to support emotional wellbeing
  • audio stories from and read by David Walliams are now available to listen to through his website www.worldofdavidwalliams.com and will be available for free for 30 days.

 

Times Tables Rockstars

 

We hope that you are enjoying rocking at home! We will provide weekly updates of our top rockers each Friday.  

 

Please do let us know if you need any help accessing your account via our year group email

Link Family Services

 

Please find an updated list of activities from Link Family Services detailing activity ideas for you as a family

 

 

Home Learning Update March 27th 2020

 

Subject

Activity

Intended Learning Outcome

Maths

We would like you to revisit converting between fractions and decimals (this is something we have previously covered in maths lessons at school).

 

You could try these activities:

 

Activity 1:

 

How many equivalent fractions of amounts of counters/marbles/lego bricks/action figures can you find? For example, if I have a total of 5 counters and 2 of them are blue, I can write that as 2/5. What would the equivalent fraction be if I had a total of 10 counters? How many blue counters would I need? Remember that as you've doubled the denominator, you also need to double the numerator.

You could draw or take photos of any combinations of equivalent fractions that you make and label them. What other objects could you use to create equivalent fractions?

 

Activity 2: 

 

Create a 0 -1 numberline by writing numbers in tenths (eg 1/10, 2/10, 3/10 etc) on to small pieces of paper and then pegging/sticking them onto a piece of string. Remember to space them out evenly and in the right order! Can you use the fractions to find their equivalent decimals? Use the place value grid to help you like this example for 1/10 = 0.1:

 

Ones . tenths  hundredths 

     0   .     1          0

 

When you've worked out each decimal equivalent, add them to your numberline in the right places. 

You could choose 5 pairs of fractions or decimals to compare and write them with a greater than or less than sign in between. As an extra challenge, could you compare a pair which contains both a fraction and a decimal?

 

Or if you’d rather you could do these activities:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

Select the Week 1 tab. There are 5 lessons, one for each day. Each lesson contains a video explaining the activity, an activity to complete and a set of answers so that you can check your understanding.

Although, there is one lesson for each day, it is more important that you work through these at your own pace so that you are within your stretch zone (but remember to stop if you feel that you are entering the panic zone!). Only go as far as your stretch zone!

 

To convert between fractions and decimals

Other maths

websites/ games

If you’d prefer, these are some games you could try instead to practise building fractions, matching equivalent fractions, ordering decimals and identifying place value:

 

Fractions Intro (build visual representations of fractions): https://phet.colorado.edu/sims/html/fractions-intro/latest/fractions-intro_en.html

 

Fraction Matcher (match equivalent fractions):

https://phet.colorado.edu/sims/html/fraction-matcher/latest/fraction-matcher_en.html

 

Compare different decimal numbers:

https://www.teacherled.com/iresources/decimals/comparedecimals/

 

Drag the flag to place the decimal numbers on the numberline:

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/310/Placing-Numbers-on-a-Number-Line-Tablet-Version

 

Place Value Millionaire (identify whole number and decimal place digits):

http://www.math-play.com/Place-Value-Millionaire/place-value-millionaire-game_html5.html

To have fun while you learn!

   English                      

We would like you to write a set of instructions for making a healthy meal. (Linked to the PE/PSHE/DT activity below)

 

Think back to when we wrote instructions in DT for making our bread rolls and what the features were:

  • Use ‘How to…’ in the title
  • List materials, ingredients and equipment
  • Use numbers to list your steps in order
  • Use verbs (action/doing words) like mix, stir, etc
  • Include diagrams or illustrations (pictures)
  • Use topic words (healthy, balanced)
  • Include time conjunctions like First, then, next

 

We would like you to write the instructions for a healthy, balanced meal of your choice. Don’t forget to do this with your parents and carers and send photos for the year 5 blog. Please see the attached PowerPoint for the features of instructional writing and examples.

 

You might like to plan your week like this:

  • Day 1: Planning – plan your title, what you want to make and what you might need
  • Day 2 and 3: Drafting – draft your writing, making sure you have used time conjunctions. You could start sentences with these and use a comma after each one.

For example:

First,

Then,

Next,

Challenge – we have been using commas in complex sentences this term. See if you can add some subordinate and relative clauses. (see attached PowerPoint for explanations and examples)

  • Day 4: Writing – check your draft carefully for spelling and grammar mistakes. (use the spellings lists documents already added to the website) Write your text up in your neatest, joined writing.
  • Day 5: Editing and present your work. Let’s get some examples on the blog!

 

Enjoy cooking!

To learn to write a set of instructions

 

To learn to eat well

 

To understand a balanced diet

 

To know how to keep myself healthy

 

 

Spellings

Practise words on one of the attached spelling lists (attached last week) and try to use them in your writing.

To improve your spelling accuracy and vocabulary knowledge

PE/PSHE/DT

 

Our sports coaches from Watford Community Sports and Education trust have set you a challenge for this week as they can’t visit us in school. (Please see attached PDF document) We would like you to plan, prepare and cook a healthy and balanced meal with an adult from home. You can find inspiration on https://cookandeatwell.co.uk/recipes and we would love to see your creations. Send photos to the year 5 email address so we can blog your feasts! Yum!

To learn to eat well

 

To understand a balanced diet

 

To know how to keep myself healthy

PE

You might also like to try gymnastics with Max! The sessions will be live on Tuesdays and Fridays:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu-rJFVlr7ZAZ0en3RRALPw

 

To learn skills and mastery points

RE/DT

Easter is coming! You could research the history of the Easter Egg and find out why we have them and why they are made of chocolate. You could use the following links to help you.

 

Newsround: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/17597617

 

Cadbury: https://www.cadbury.com.au/about-chocolate/the-story-of-easter-and-easter-eggs.aspx

 

You could also design your own Easter egg and think about the patterns you use, the images of Easter or spread your inspirational messages!

To understand why we have Easter eggs

Music

Have a look at this video, presented by Mylene Klass:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XXmBlTadys

Learn about rhythm and the names of musical notes, as well as how to ‘play your name’! Have a go, can you play your name?

To describe rhythm and the names of some musical notes

 

We are keen to ensure we continue our support of your child’s well being and would ask that together each day families take advantage of the opportunity to engage in activities listed below in order to maintain positive physical and mental health.

 

In school we have enjoyed working out with Joe Wicks at 9am every morning. If this is a little too early for you, the half hour workout can be downloaded throughout the day.

 

In addition to this, and to last week’s suggestions, please find below a few more links to support physical health.

 

Premier League Stars https://plprimarystars.com/

 

Mindfulness – find on line resources and activities at https://www.smilingmind.com.au/

 

Cosmic Yogahttps://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

 

BBC Supermovers - https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers

 

GO Noodle  - https://www.gonoodle.com/

 

At home physical activity booklet  - https://physedreview.weebly.com/-at-home-resources.html

 

Weekly ‘Chance to Shine’ Challenges are also available via Mrs Short’s blog on our website.

 

A daily timetable of online videos for you to choose from:

 

9.00am - PE with Joe Wicks https://youtu.be/6v-a_dpwhro

 

10.00am - Maths with Carol Vorderman www.themathsfactor.com

 

11.00am - English with David Walliams https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

 

12.00pm - Lunch (cooking with Jamie Oliver) https://www.jamieoliver.com/features/category/get-kids-cooking/

 

1.00pm - Music with Myleene Klass https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQh2wgJ5tOrixYBn6jFXsXQ

 

1.30pm - Dance with Darcey Bussel https://twitter.com/diversedancemix/status/1241098264373592065

 

2.00pm - History with Dan Snow (free for 30-days) https://tv.historyhit.com/signup/package

 

4.00pm - Home Economics with Theo Michaels (Mon/Wed/Fri) https://www.instagram.com/theocooks

 

Reading

 

We hope that you are continuing to enjoy reading at home and that you have found the Oxford Owls reading resource helpful 

 

In addition:

  • please find an attachment to our team page that lists a number of books from ‘Reading Well, to support emotional wellbeing
  • audio stories from and read by David Walliams are now available to listen to through his website www.worldofdavidwalliams.com and will be available for free for 30 days.

 

Times Tables Rockstars

 

We hope that you are enjoying rocking at home! We will provide weekly updates of our top rockers each Friday.  

 

Please do let us know if you need any help accessing your account via our year group email

Link Family Services

 

Please find an updated list of activities from Link Family Services detailing activity ideas for you as a family

4th May Home Learning Additional Documents

Family Activity Ideas from Link

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