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Hobletts Manor Junior School

Hobletts Manor Junior School

Learning and Achieving Together

Sapphire

Welcome to Year 5 and Team Sapphire 

 

Your teacher is Miss Palmer

Your teaching assistants are Mrs Buck, Mr Steeden and Miss Routledge

Home Learning Update March 27th 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 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/

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

 

 

 

Home Learning March Update

A number of families are now in a position where they are having to self isolate. We are keen to offer remote support for learning to those unable to currently attend school, and those who may be unable to do so in the near future.

We continue to meet as a teaching team to discuss how best to support the learning needs of our children in the event that they are unable to attend school. Detailed below are a range of activities linked to our previous, current and future learning in Year 5. We would like to thank you in advance for supporting your child with these tasks and in so doing maximise the impact they have on their learning.

 

Each and every day we would like to invite you to undertake the following:

  • Reading (independently, shared or paired)
  • Rocking! (Times Tables Rock Stars)
  • Exercise
  • Undertake a maths activity
  • Undertake an English activity
  • Undertake a curriculum activity.

Remember some of these activities will take more than one day.

Have fun and stay safe everyone. 

 

Subject

Activity

Intended Learning Outcome

Reading

Choose a fiction book to read every day for at least half an hour.

  • At the end of the week, write a review about it.
  • Think about a key character in your book and write a description of their appearance/personality/behaviour

Review a fiction book

 

Write a character description

Writing

We have recently written our own explanation text: an explorer’s guide to mountains and rivers.

Write an explanation text on a subject of your choice. It could be on anything at all that you find interesting and needs to include at least four sections including an introduction. For example, you could write about your favourite animal, sport or hobby. For an animal subheadings could include food they eat, where they live and how to care for them.

  • Day 1: Planning – plan your title, subheadings and what you will include in each section.
  • Day 2: Drafting – try to include commas in relative and subordinate clauses
  • Day 3 and 4: Writing – check your draft carefully for spelling and grammar mistakes. Write your text up in your neatest, joined writing
  • Day 5: Editing -  check your spellings and use a thesaurus to find synonyms

You could also present this as a book, leaflet or poster.

Write an explanation text focussing on including relative and subordinate clauses

Spelling

Practise words on one of the attached spelling lists and try to use them in your writing. Remember to look any unfamiliar words up in a dictionary.

Improve your spelling accuracy and vocabulary knowledge

Maths

We would like you to investigate 2D and 3D shapes this week.

  • Activity 1: Create a poster showing the properties of 2D shapes (see attached pdf documents for ideas).
  • Activity 2: Create a poster showing the properties of 3D shapes (see attached pdf documents for ideas). Label your shapes with these words: face, edge (where two faces meet), vertex (where three edges meet at a point)
  • Activity 3: Download the document with the cuboid nets and cut them out, then fold and make the shape! Or challenge yourself to draw your own. Can you think of any other ways of drawing a net that would also make a cuboid?

 

Practise your times tables using Times Tables Rockstars https://ttrockstars.com/

Know the properties of 2D and 3D shapes

Understand 2D representations of 3D shapes

 

Science

In Science, we have been thinking about reversible and irreversible changes.

  • Try out this milk and vinegar mixing experiment which demonstrates an irreversible change.

 

Ask an adult to help you!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akhs3wcSDGA

 

  • After you have completed the experiment, draw a diagram and write a set of step by step instructions that you could give to someone else to help them to carry out the experiment.
  • Complete the reversible/irreversible changes quiz powerpoint.

Investigate irreversible changes of materials

History

Next term, we will be starting a new topic on the Ancient Greeks.

We would like you to do some research on the Ancient Greeks and present your research however you like. This could be as either a poster, a booklet or a presentation and could include written paragraphs, timelines, maps and illustrations.

Here are some websites to help you with your research:

https://www.dkfindout.com/us/search/greek/

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/Greece.html

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z87tn39

 

This was our optional home learning for this term. If you haven’t completed this already, please have a go! 

We have been studying the Vikings this term. You could think about...

Who were the Vikings and when did they live?

Why did they come to Britain?

What did Viking women do?

What did they trade?

You could create a fact file, PowerPoint, booklet or poster to share what you have found out.

Understand the ways of life of the Ancient Greeks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Understand the ways of life of the Vikings

RE

Read the events of the Easter story (see attached pdf document and powerpoint)

Create a comic strip retelling each part of the story.

Understand why Christians celebrate Easter

Art

Draw a self-portrait of your face. Think carefully about which media you will use, for example: pencils, pen, crayon, paint or chalk.

You could use the step-by-step instructions on the Drawing A Face pdf to help you.

Practise drawing a self-portrait of your face using accurate proportions

PSHE

Think back to our Mini Police session on how to stay safe around water. Create a poster to present to the rest of the school, showing your understanding.

 

You could use the Staying Safe Around Water powerpoint to help you.

Understand the importance of being safe around water

 

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

 

  • Daily challenges for your child/children can be accessed via Twitter: @GetSet4PE
  • Log onto Youtube to access The Body Coach TV and participate in a range of kids workouts at home with Joe Wicks to talk you through them
  • Visit http://theimovement.com/ to access free resources, activities and videos to use at home on Imoves
  • Visit Fitter Futures to access workout & mindfulness videos .To access Fitter Future: Click Username for KS2 classes: hoblettsks2  The password for KS2 classes: hoblettsks2 (in order that all children remain able to access this resource please do not change the password)

 

Reading

We love reading at Hobletts Manor Junior School and encourage your children to read widely and often; to become more confident, resilient and fluent readers with a passion for books. 

 

Reading widely and often will help to increase your child's vocabulary, spark their imagination and provoke curiosity. We therefore ask that you continue to read together daily.

Log on and sign up to Oxford Owl to access 100 free ebooks and activities. https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home

Times Tables Rockstars

We as that your child/children to keep rocking every day to enhance and embed their learning of their times tables.

 

 

 

 

Family Activity Ideas from Link

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