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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 13th July 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

Adding, subtracting and multiplying fractions

 

This week we would like you to revisit adding and subtracting pairs of fractions and multiplying fractions by whole numbers. You will need to be able to find equivalent fractions to carry out these calculations so, if you need to, go back to last week’s tasks to remind you how to do this. The Year 5 fractions knowledge organiser also has lots of useful information, which you might find helpful.

 

See below for links to online tasks and videos that can provide extra support if you need it.

 

Activity 1: Adding fractions

 

Activity 2: Subtracting fractions

 

Activity 3: Solving problems with fractions

 

Activity 4: Multiplying fractions by whole numbers using diagrams

 

Activity 5: Multiplying fractions by whole numbers without diagrams

 

If you have completed all of these tasks and are looking for some fun end of term maths tasks, why not try the Year 5 Summer themed maths booklet too!

 

Don’t forget to check the video resource centre on the school’s website for support with this week’s maths: https://hoblettsmanorjunior.primarysite.media/

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

We can share your work on the school’s blog and you can see what your friends have been up to: https://hoblettsmanorjunior.primarysite.blog/

Add and subtract pairs of fractions

 

Multiply fractions by whole numbers

Other maths

websites/ games

BBC Bitesize daily has this lesson on adding fractions whose denominators are the same and adding fractions whose denominators are not the same (where you will need to find an equivalent fraction first).

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z42vgwx

 

BBC Bitesize daily also has this lesson on multiplying fractions by an integer (whole number).

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z6ghscw

 

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

 

Add fractions with the same and different denominators

 

Multiply fractions by whole numbers

English

This week, we are going to start by looking at Parenthesis. Sometimes we want to add a bit of extra information to a sentence and we can use brackets to do this. The main clause/sentence would still make sense without it. Embedded relative clauses are an example of parenthesis so you might like to watch the relative clause video again to recap. There will be a separate video about parenthesis too!

 

You can find them here:

https://hoblettsmanorjunior.primarysite.media/

 

Activity 1: First, try identifying the parenthesis in each sentence (attached). Look at the stars on each page to see how tricky the task is.

 

Challenge: Try adding adjectives and adverbs to each sentence to improve them. Think back to last week’s learning.

 

Activity 2: Have a look at the worksheet (attached) and see if you can add parenthesis to each sentence. Remember to look at the stars on each page to see how tricky the task is. The answers are included on a separate document.

 

Remember, you can use commas, brackets and dashes to show parenthesis. (three stars)

 

Challenge: Try writing your own sentences and add adjectives and adverbs to each one. Think back to last week’s learning and check the video if you need to.

 

Activity 3: For this activity, we would like you to have a go at the test (attached) to see what you have remembered. You might like to watch the grammar videos again to recap.

 

Challenge: Create a poster, explaining all of the grammatical terms you have learnt over the past few months. You could just focus on one if you want to.

 

Remember, you can find the videos here:

https://hoblettsmanorjunior.primarysite.media/

 

Activity 4: Have a go at the attached reading comprehension. Remember to look at the stars on each page to see how tricky the task is and choose the appropriate level of challenge for you. The answers are there for when you have finished.

 

Challenge: Design a poster with facts about the NHS.

 

Activity 5: We always celebrate reading at Hobletts, and in school, staff have been busy creating a new reading display. If you’d like your work to be up, please write a book review about a book you have read while you’ve been at home. We know some of you have already done this so well done if you have.

 

Here are some things you could include:

 

Remember to…

  • Include the title, the name of the author and illustrator
  • Use the present tense
  • Use the first person (I, me, my)
  • Engage the reader by asking a question at the beginning
  • Write a short summary of the book
  • Comment on characters you particularly like or feel empathy with
  • Make sure that you don’t give away the ending
  • Use powerful verbs to describe the action
  • Use powerful adjectives and adverbs to add further detail
  • Given your opinion using phrases such as ‘because’, ‘in my opinion’, ‘I’ think that’
  • State who you would recommend this book to, and why
  • Give marks out of ten or a star rating

 

When you are writing, you could follow these steps:

  • Step 1: Planning – plan what will go in each section of your writing/jot down some key words or phrases
  • Step 2: Drafting – have your first go at writing
  • Step 3: Editing - check your grammar and spellings. You could always ask someone at home to read it for you and check against your word lists
  • Step 4: Writing –When you have finished editing, you could write your text up in your neatest, joined writing

 

Don’t forget to keep checking the video resource centre on the school’s website for support with this week’s writing: https://hoblettsmanorjunior.primarysite.media/

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

We can share your work on the school’s blog and you can see what your friends have been up to: https://hoblettsmanorjunior.primarysite.blog/

To know how to add extra information with parenthesis.

Spellings

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

To improve your spelling accuracy and vocabulary knowledge

History/Art

In Greek mythology, the Sirens were wicked, yet beautiful creatures. They lured sailors to their deaths by singing beautiful songs and playing enchanting music. Sometimes, they were said to be part bird/ part woman. Some pottery shows Sirens as having wings and being able to fly. In some stories, they were described as being incredibly beautiful.

 

Activity: Design your own Greek monster. It could look like a beautiful human or your monster could look terrible, just like the things they do. They might have multiple heads or lots of arms. They could live in a cave, isolated from people, or they could roam the streets of ancient Greece, causing chaos wherever they go. Does your creature enjoy doing terrible things or do they wish they could change? Draw your monster and add labels to explain more.

 

Challenge: Can you write a description of your monster? Remember to use a wide vocabulary and include lots of descriptive language.

 

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

We can share your work on the school’s blog and you can see what your friends have been up to: https://hoblettsmanorjunior.primarysite.blog/

To design a mythical creature portrayed in Greek history

Science

Part 1: Show your learning!

In this topic, we have learned about plant life cycles, parts of plants and how they reproduce to make new plants (including through pollination and seed dispersal).

We would like you to show what you have learned by thinking about what you can remember about this topic and presenting it as a bright and colourful poster. You may find the Plants Knowledge Organiser helpful if you have forgotten any of the key vocabulary or information.

Part 2: Butterfly life cycle

Read the information and answer the questions. Remember to look at the number of stars and choose the right level of challenge for you! The answers are included for you to check against.

 

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

We can share your work on the school’s blog and you can see what your friends have been up to: https://hoblettsmanorjunior.primarysite.blog/

Review your learning of our plants topic

NHS Activity

This week, we are talking about our thoughts and feelings, our bodies and the world around us.

 

Activity 1: Think about what it means to be in the present moment and jot down your ideas, how you might be feeling and draw some pictures. Think about mindfulness and how you feel during these times.

 

Activity 2: Have a look at the mindfulness activities and talk about them with someone at home or in school. Note down the activities that you could try and have a go!

 

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

We can share your work on the school’s blog and you can see what your friends have been up to: https://hoblettsmanorjunior.primarysite.blog/

To understand what it means to be in the present moment.

                                        Home Learning 6th July 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, we would like you to revisit finding equivalent fractions and remind yourself of the learning that we have done on this throughout this school year.

 

There are five activities (all on one document) which should be completed in the order given. If you feel confident with your understanding of these, there are some extra challenge activities you can try as well, which involve finding equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages. The attached Year 5 Fractions knowledge organiser document might be useful to look at before you begin.

 

Remember the golden rule of finding equivalent fractions! Whatever you do to the numerator (top number) you must also do to the denominator (bottom number). So if you multiply (or divide) the numerator you must also multiply (or divide) the denominator by the same number.

 

Activity 1: equivalent fractions diagrams

Activity 2: equivalent fractions from diagrams and using multiplication

Activity 3: missing numbers in equivalent fractions

Activity 4: reasoning problems with equivalent fractions

Activity 5: more reasoning problems with equivalent fractions

 

Remember to keep checking the video resource centre on the school’s website for support with this week’s maths: https://hoblettsmanorjunior.primarysite.media/

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

We can share your work on the school’s blog and you can see what your friends have been up to: https://hoblettsmanorjunior.primarysite.blog/

Understand how to find equivalent fractions

Other maths

websites/ games

This lesson from BBC Bitesize Daily has some useful advice and videos about how to find equivalent fractions if you feel you need some more support with understanding this:

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zv798xs

 

And remember to keep using Times Table Rockstars because knowing your times tables will make finding equivalent fractions so much easier: https://ttrockstars.com/  

 

 

Understand how to find equivalent fractions

English

This week, we are going to start by looking at 4 different word classes, with a particular focus on adjectives and adverbs.

 

Here are their definitions:

Noun – the name of a person, place, animal or thing

Verb – a doing or action word

Adjective – a word that describes a noun

Adverb – a word that describes a verb or adjective

 

Activity 1: Have a look at the attached document, and colour the word classes. The answers are at the bottom of the document for when you have finished. Don’t forget to use the definitions above and watch the Word Classes lesson in the Video Resource Centre.

 

Challenge: Can you add your own words?

 

Activity 2: Have a look at the attached document and change the adjectives to adverbs. You can choose how tricky the task is by looking at the stars at the top of the page.

 

Challenge: Remember, if the root word ends in –y, change it to –i before adding –ly. Think back to our learning on suffixes and watch the video again if you need to. Try writing some sentences and identify which words are adjectives and adverbs.

 

Activity 3: Using the attached document, convert the adjectives to adverbs using –ly. Then write each adverb into a sentence.

 

Challenge: Have a go at using adjectives and adverbs from the list in one sentence and identify what they are.

 

Activity 4: Have a go at the word classes quiz. (attached)

 

Challenge: Create a poster to explain what the word classes are and give examples of each one. There are some word mats attached to help you with examples.

 

Activity 5: This week, we would like you to use your grammar skills to rewrite a Greek Legend, using adjectives and adverbs. Attached is the story of Icarus. You can choose how tricky the reading is by looking at the stars at the top of the page. Read the story first. You can answer the questions if you want to. Then, you can rewrite a section of the legend (or the whole thing if you like) and add some adjectives and adverbs to improve it. Don’t forget to underline the adjectives and adverbs in different colours so you know their word class.

 

Challenge: Write your own Greek legend, using nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs.

 

When you are writing, you could follow these steps:

  • Step 1: Planning – plan what will go in each section of your writing/jot down some key words or phrases
  • Step 2: Drafting – have your first go at writing
  • Step 3: Editing - check your grammar and spellings. You could always ask someone at home to read it for you and check against your word lists
  • Step 4: Writing –When you have finished editing, you could write your text up in your neatest, joined writing

 

Don’t forget to keep checking the video resource centre on the school’s website for support with this week’s writing: https://hoblettsmanorjunior.primarysite.media/

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

We can share your work on the school’s blog and you can see what your friends have been up to: https://hoblettsmanorjunior.primarysite.blog/

To understand different word classes and use them in writing.

Spellings

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

 

These are adverbs ending in –ly from the year 5 and 6 spelling list:

Frequently

Immediately

Sincerely

 

Have a go at spelling them!

 

To improve your spelling accuracy and vocabulary knowledge

RE

Create a poster with the title “Living together in our world” showing what you have learnt this school year about the similarities and differences between what Christians and Jews (or any other religions you have compared) believe. Explain what you think we can do to make sure we can all live together peacefully despite the differences in our beliefs.

If you need a reminder about the key beliefs of either the Jewish or Christian faiths, try these websites for help:

 

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

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

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

 

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

We can share your work on the school’s blog and you can see what your friends have been up to: https://hoblettsmanorjunior.primarysite.blog/

Identify ways that people of different religions can live together in peace

PSHE

We are getting closer and closer to the end of the school year. For PSHE this week, we would like you to tell your new teacher all about yourself and say what you are looking forward to in year 6. There is a booklet attached if you want to use it, or you could present your information in a different way. This could be a poster, a PowerPoint presentation or a letter. It’s up to you!

 

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

We can share your work on the school’s blog and you can see what your friends have been up to: https://hoblettsmanorjunior.primarysite.blog/

To tell my new teacher all about myself

Art/History

Greek architecture:

Have a look at the pictures of Greek Architecture on the attached PowerPoint. The Ancient Greeks designed and built their buildings in a very particular style. Use the information in the PowerPoint to learn more about their preferred styles.

Use what you have learned about Greek columns to create your own design from one of the four options given at the end of the PowerPoint.

 

Don’t forget to share your designs with us!

year5@hoblettsjm.herts.sch.uk

Know how the Ancient Greeks designed columns in their buildings and use this to inspire your own designs

NHS Activity

This week, we are talking about giving, including how we can give our time, words and kindness. Have a look at the attached worksheet.

 

Activity 1: Have a think about something that someone has given you and how it made you feel. You could also think about something that someone has said or done to make you feel good.

 

Activity 2: Use the space on the worksheet to jot down how you can give your time, words and kindness to someone else. You could also say what positive effects it had on that person if you try them.

 

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

We can share your work on the school’s blog and you can see what your friends have been up to: https://hoblettsmanorjunior.primarysite.blog/

To understand that giving to others can improve their wellbeing

 

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 Update 29th June 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.

 

 ‘Consistent routines are important for behaviour and wellbeing in school and our routines at home have changed significantly. Routines support behaviour and you will be finding a new rhythm with your family. You could share this checklist with your child. Talk to them to help them plan their new routines.’ (EEF Supporting Home Learning Routines, Planning the Day)

 

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 we would like you to revisit rounding numbers and comparing decimals. There are 5 activities to complete in the form of worksheets with answers so that you can check how well you have done.

This week, all five activities plus challenge activities are on one document.

You might like to start by reminding yourself about rounding by looking at the rounding posters which have advice about how to round whole numbers to the nearest 10, 100, 1000, 10,000 and 100,000!

 

Look out for the video tutorial in the Video Resource Centre in the Families section of the website on how to round decimal numbers to the nearest whole number.

 

Activity 1: rounding to the nearest 1000

 

Activity 2: rounding to the nearest 10,000

 

Activity 3: rounding to the nearest 100,000

 

Activity 4: rounding decimals to the nearest whole number

 

Activity 5: comparing decimals

 

Challenge activities: rounding and decimal number problems to solve

 

If you would like further support with comparing and ordering decimals or rounding decimals, try the units of work from BBC Bitesize Daily that are linked in the section below.

 

Don’t forget to keep checking the video resource centre on the school’s website for support with this week’s writing: https://hoblettsmanorjunior.primarysite.media/

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

We can share your work on the school’s blog and you can see what your friends have been up to: https://hoblettsmanorjunior.primarysite.blog/

Round whole and decimal numbers to different amounts

 

Order and compare decimal numbers

Other maths

websites/ games

If you would like further support with comparing and ordering decimals or rounding decimals, try these units of work from BBC Bitesize Daily:

 

Comparing and ordering decimals:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z68rn9q

 

Rounding decimals to the nearest whole number and the nearest tenth:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zm6g9mn

 

 

And remember to keep using Times Table Rockstars: https://ttrockstars.com/

 

Compare and order decimals and round decimal numbers

English

This week, we will be looking at homophones. Homophones are two or more words that sound the same but have different meanings.

 

For example, here and hear

 

Activity 1: Choose the correct homophones on the attached documents and write them in a sentence. You can choose which activity you do. (1a, 1b or 1c) You can do them all if you want to.

 

If you do not have a printer, just copy the sentences into your book or onto a piece of paper.

 

Challenge: See how many other pairs of homophones you can find yourself.

 

Activity 2: Cross out the correct homophones to make the sentences correct (page 2 of document)

 

Challenge: Write out each sentence using joined handwriting. You can write some of your own sentences too.

 

Activity 3: Write the definition for the homophones using a dictionary (page 3 of the document)

 

Activity 4: Find the matching homophone (page 4 of the document)

 

Activity 5: Read the passage and change the homophones to make the spellings correct. Use a dictionary to help you. (page 5 of the document)

 

Writing activity 1: Can you find the homophones, in the passages below that have been written incorrectly? Underline the words that you need to change and correct them using a dictionary.

 

Won knight, I sore a pear of men buy the see. Eye thought there feet were stuck butt sum people came and court hold of them and pulled them out. Watt were they doing? They had to no that the tied was coming in! The men had taken a long thyme to get hear. Now they had to go all the weigh back again. The won with lots of read hare looked odd. He was holding too parcels tide up with string that had nots in. I thought eye new him.

 

Last knight, when I looked up, the sky was dark blew. I new I wood sea stars but eye was surprised buy there brightness. Who had maid them seam sew beautiful? I was shore they had bean maid millions of years ago, and I was court up in there beauty. I wanted to stair at them four ever, butt my piece was disturbed. Nun of this would bee forgotten but I knew it was to grate to last.

 

Writing activity 2: Can you write your own passage with homophones used incorrectly? We could add it to the blog so see if anyone notices the mistakes! You can also write a version with the correct homophones.

 

When you are writing, you could follow these steps:

  • Step 1: Planning – plan what will go in each section of your writing/jot down some key words or phrases
  • Step 2: Drafting – have your first go at writing
  • 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

 

Don’t forget to keep checking the Video Resource Centre on the school’s website for support with this week’s writing: https://hoblettsmanorjunior.primarysite.media/

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

We can share your work on the school’s blog and you can see what your friends have been up to: https://hoblettsmanorjunior.primarysite.blog/

To know what homophones are.

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.

 

Have a go at learning these pairs of homophones:

licence, license
practice, practise
prophecy, prophesy
father, farther
guessed, guest
heard, herd
lead, led
morning, mourning
past, passed
precede, proceed
principal, principle
profit, prophet
stationary, stationery
steal, steel
whose, who's

To improve your spelling accuracy and vocabulary knowledge

Science

Pollination

This week we would like you to continue your learning about the plant life cycle by finding out more about the pollination process involved in making new plants.

Firstly, read the PowerPoint that explains each stage of pollination and refers to the parts of the flower that you researched in your science work a few weeks ago. You might like to have your labelled flower in front of you to remind you what each part is called.

 

Then, write an explanation with labelled diagrams explaining how insects pollinate flowers. You can present this however, you like.

 

Challenge: can you add an extra paragraph explaining the other ways that pollination can happen?

 

You might also like to do this practical activity to show how pollination works:

You will need a plain piece of paper, pens or colouring pencils and a bag of cheese puffs.

Firstly, you will need to draw a large picture of a flowering plant on your piece of paper (remember to include all the parts we have learned about!).

Then, wash your hands thoroughly and take some cheese puffs from the bag. After you have eaten them, do not wipe your hands or lick your fingers, tempting though it may be!

Now, wipe your hands on the flower that you have drawn. 

Those yellowy smears left behind represent the pollen that has been transferred to the flower by an insect!

 

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

We can share your work on the school’s blog and you can see what your friends have been up to: https://hoblettsmanorjunior.primarysite.blog/

Know how flowering plants reproduce by the process of pollination

Geography

Activity 1: Have a look at the map of Europe on the attached document. Use an atlas or the internet to locate each country and label their capital city. Always ask an adult for support when using websites! This one might be useful: https://www.toporopa.eu/en/capitals_of_europe.html

 

Activity 2: Now see if you can match the country to some of the flags on the attached document. See if you can find the capital city too. This website might be useful: https://www.ducksters.com/geography/europe.php

 

Activity 3: Have a go at the capital city quiz: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/quizzes/top-class-european-capital-cities

 

Extension: Do you have a favourite country? Which countries or capital cities have you visited? Do you have any photos? Where have you always wanted to go? You could use the above websites to write about a country or city.

 

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

We can share your work on the school’s blog and you can see what your friends have been up to: https://hoblettsmanorjunior.primarysite.blog/

To learn about capital cities in Europe

NHS Activity

Activity 1: Using the activity sheet attached, draw or write some of the activities or sports that you enjoy doing.  You might like to say what you like about them too.

 

Activity 2: Think about new skills that you would like to learn. Can you think of any benefits of learning something new? You could draw or write about what you would like to do.

 

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

We can share your work on the school’s blog and you can see what your friends have been up to: https://hoblettsmanorjunior.primarysite.blog/

To know the impact of learning something new.

Home Learning Update 22nd June 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 give you an opportunity to remind yourself of the work we undertook on prime numbers, factors and square and cube numbers earlier in the year. It will also give you further opportunity to practise your times table skills! To be successful with this work you will need to rely on your times table knowledge, if you know you need support with this, there is a multiplication grid in this week’s supporting documents that will help.

Each activity is a worksheet for you to complete with answers so you can check how well you have done. There are also two challenge activities for you to try once you have completed the first five activities.

 

If you need further support with understanding how to identify any of these types of numbers, both Oak National Academy and BBC Bitesize Daily contain video explanations of this week’s concepts and further resources you can download for practise so they are worth looking at! See the section below for web links to both.

 

Activity 1: Finding common factors

 

Activity 2: Prime numbers

 

Activity 3: Prime factors

 

Activity 4: Square and cube numbers

 

Activity 5: Solving problems with primes, factors, squares and cubes

 

Challenge 1 – prime number problems

 

Challenge 2 – square number problems

Recognise and use prime numbers, factors, prime factors, square numbers and cube numbers

Other maths

websites/ games

In addition to this week’s activities you might like to complete this lesson from the Oak National Academy which investigates how volume is related to cubed numbers:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/volume-to-investigate-and-explain-cubed-numbers

 

BBC Bitesize Daily have a lesson which explains in more detail about multiples and factors if you need more of a recap:

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zfchpg8

 

as well as this lesson on prime numbers and square numbers:

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zvv6t39

 

And remember to keep using Times Table Rockstars: https://ttrockstars.com/

 

Recognise and use prime numbers, factors, prime factors, square numbers and cube numbers

English

This week, we will be looking at prefixes and suffixes and how they can change the meaning of words.

 

Prefixes are a group of letters that change the meaning of a word when they are added to the start. Most prefixes mean a similar thing when they are added to different words.

A suffix is a letter or group of letters that goes on the end of a word and changes the word's meaning.
 

A root word is a basic word with no prefix or suffix added to it.
 

Activity 1: Cut up the words into their prefix, suffix and root words and sort them into the table in the attached document. 

 

Challenge: Can you think of any of your own? Remember to use a dictionary to check that your spelling is accurate.

 

Activity 2: Look at the root words on the attached document and using the prefixes from activity 1, add a prefix to make a new word. Always check that your spelling is correct.

 

Challenge: Some words can have more than one prefix. Can you find words that do? How does the meaning change?


 

Activity 3: Have a look at how the meaning of a word is changed using a suffix. Use a dictionary to see how many words you can find using each one. 

 

For example, if something is 'full of something' the suffix will be -ful

Full of cheer would be cheerful

 

Challenge: Can you write sentences using your new words and explain how the meaning has changed? Remember to make sure your spelling is accurate. 

 

For example, un + happy becomes unhappy, meaning not happy.

 

Activity 4: Read the reading comprehension, 'Facts about Greece.' Remember to underline the key parts of the text to answer the questions. Always check your answers carefully and use the answer sheet when you have finished. Choose your level of challenge and which set of questions you answer by looking at the stars at the bottom of the page, 3 stars is the trickiest.

 

Challenge: Try the 3 star questions!

 

Activity 5: You now know lots about Greece. Have a go at writing your own paragraph on a sub-topic of your choice. (weather, population, food, etc) You could do more if you want to and create a non-fiction text with sub-headings, and pictures.

 

Challenge: See if you can add any prefixes or suffixes to root words and underline them in the text.

 

You can also use the following websites for more information:

https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/greece

https://kids.kiddle.co/Greece

 

Always make sure an adult checks when you are using websites on the internet.

 

When you are writing, you could follow these steps:

Step 1: Planning – plan what will go in each section of your writing/jot down some key words or phrases

Step 2: Drafting – have your first go at writing

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

Know how prefixes and suffixes change the meaning of words

RE

Both Christians and Jews believe that God gave us the world. What do you think about the answers to these questions:

 

How well do we look after our planet?

What do we do to care for it?

What don’t we do what we should?

Is it our responsibility to look after it?

Would a Christian or Jewish person agree with you? How do you know?

Write an interview script between yourself and either a Christian or Jew where you both explain your answers to this question.

Have a look at the example script which has been started but not completed. Either you could continue this script or if you would, rather you could write your own.

Understand the beliefs that Christians and Jews have about human responsibility

Art/DT

Armed Forces Day will be celebrated on Saturday 27 June this year. 

 

To celebrate, we would like to invite you to create your own bunting to commemorate the day. A template can be found on the attached document along with a word search

 

For further ideas, please check out: https://www.armedforcesday.org.uk/get-involved/events-toolkits-resources/logos-posters/

 

 

Design and create bunting to celebrate Armed Forces Day

PSHE 

We know that doing physical activity can help raise our self-esteem and positively change our mood. 

 

Activity 1: Do you do any physical activity that you enjoy? If so, use the space on the attached document to draw or write what you do and roughly how often. If not, think about what you might like to do. You could do a poster or fact sheet if you would prefer.

 

Activity 2: Fill in the water drops on the attached document with some new activities you can try out to make your time of physical activity more fun, and maybe write down the name of a person or some people you can do these things with. 

 

Consider the physical activity that you do to positively change your mood

Home Learning Update June 15th 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.

 

In order to further support Home Learning please also find attached a document produced by the Education Endowment Fund (EEF) that you may also find useful as we all continue to adapt to a new routine.

 ‘Consistent routines are important for behaviour and wellbeing in school and our routines at home have changed significantly. Routines support behaviour and you will be finding a new rhythm with your family. You could share this checklist with your child. Talk to them to help them plan their new routines.’ (EEF Supporting Home Learning Routines, Planning the Day)

 

Each and every day you may like 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.

 

New!

In order to further support Home Learning routines, please find attached a document produced by the Education Endowment Fund (EEF) that you may also find useful:

 ‘Consistent routines are important for behaviour and wellbeing in school and our routines at home have changed significantly. Routines support behaviour and you will be finding a new rhythm with your family. You could share this checklist with your child. Talk to them to help them plan their new routines.’ (EEF Supporting Home Learning Routines, Planning the Day)

 

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. Please also remember that we are able to provide paper copies of all documentation, as well as books and stationary; simply drop us an email or give the school a call and we can arrange this for you.

 

Thank you for your continued support; stay safe, stay in touch and remember we are here.

Subject

Activity

Intended Learning Outcome

Maths

This week’s activities are to help you to check your confidence with understanding the calculations required when solving worded problems and to give you further practise with written multiplication and division methods. There are worksheets (with answers so that you can check your accuracy) for each activity. If you are unable to print the worksheets, you could copy the questions onto a piece of paper and complete them that way. The multiplication and division knowledge organiser has some helpful tips. BBC Bitesize Daily also has information about tackling multistep word problems which might help: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z429kmn

Remember to read each question carefully and check that you understand what it is asking you to do before you attempt to solve it!

Activity 1: 1 step multiplication word problems

Activity 2: 1 step division word problems and interpreting remainders

Activity 3: mixed multiplication and division word problems

Activity 4: piggy bank word problems

Activity 5: solving problems by scaling

Challenge activity – only try this if you have completed the five activities above!

Don’t forget to keep checking the video resource centre on the school’s website for support with this week’s maths: https://hoblettsmanorjunior.primarysite.media/

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

We can share your work on the school’s blog and you can see what your friends have been up to: https://hoblettsmanorjunior.primarysite.blog/

 

Solve multiplication and division word problems

Other maths

websites/ games

This unit on the BBC Bitesize home learning website has many suggestions for support with understanding how to solve multi-step problems. It also has other questions you can try for practice.

 

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

 

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

 

Solve multiplication and division word problems

English

This week, we would like you to work on direct speech and end with a short story.

 

Activity 1: Identify all of the missing punctuation that we use when including inverted commas, including full stops, commas, question marks and exclamation marks. You can choose your level of challenge. See the attached document.

 

Challenge: Re-write the extract, remembering to start a new line for each new speaker.

 

Activity 2: Write a short description about each of the scenes in the attached document. You must include direct speech in each description and include the correct punctuation such as inverted commas.

 

Challenge: Extend the conversation between the two characters, remembering to start a new line for each new speaker.

 

Activity 3: Have a look at the fact sheet (attached) about dialogue - a conversation or speech that is written down as part of a piece of narrative/story text. Have a go at using the steps to create your own dialogue.

 

Challenge: Extend your dialogue to form a longer conversation.

 

Activity 4: We would like you to use what you have learnt this week to write a short story. This can be about anything you like! Have a look at the attached document and PowerPoint for ideas. Don’t forget to use the steps to success:

 

Steps to success for using direct speech/inverted commas

Remember to…

  • use inverted commas (speech marks) at the beginning and end of the spoken works
  • start a new line for a new speaker
  • begin what is spoken with a capital letter
  • use a full stop, comma, question mark or exclamation mark to complete the speech

 

When you are writing, you could follow these steps:

  • Step 1: Planning – plan what will go in each section of your writing/jot down some key words or phrases
  • Step 2: Drafting – have your first go at writing
  • Step 3: Editing - check your grammar and spellings. You could always ask someone at home to read it for you. Also, check the steps to success above and that you have inverted commas. You could always underline these to make them stand out.
  • Step 4: Writing –When you have finished editing, you could write your text up in your neatest, joined writing

 

Don’t forget to keep checking the video resource centre on the school’s website for support with this week’s writing: https://hoblettsmanorjunior.primarysite.media/

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

We can share your work on the school’s blog and you can see what your friends have been up to: https://hoblettsmanorjunior.primarysite.blog/

 

To know how to use the contracted form

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

For a plant to be able to reproduce (make a new plant) its seeds need to travel to another plant. This is called seed dispersal.

There are five ways in which seeds are dispersed, they are by:

  • Wind
  • Bursting
  • Shaking
  • Water
  • Animals 

 

You can find out more information about these methods of dispersal by watching this short clip https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/znvfb9q  and by looking at the information in the attached PowerPoint.                                       

When you have found out about each method of seed dispersal, we would like you to create a poster or information booklet about them. Alternatively, you could complete the Seed Dispersal Sorting Activity.

 

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

We can share your work on the school’s blog and you can see what your friends have been up to: https://hoblettsmanorjunior.primarysite.blog/

 

Understand how seeds are dispersed

Art/

History

 

Activity 1: We would like you to design your own Greek mask. You can also make it if you want to. Here are some facts about them:

  • Ancient Greek masks had large mouths to help project sound all around the theatre
  • Masks in Ancient Greece were made to be comical or grotesque, depending on the role
  • The use of masks meant actors could play more than one role
  • Ancient Greek masks were made of hair, wood, linen, and cork
  • Very few Ancient Greek masks have survived.

 

Activity 2: You could also create a fact sheet or poster about Greek masks and theatre.

 

You can find more information about Greek theatre and masks here:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zx67xnb

http://www.teachinghistory100.org/objects/about_the_object/greek_theatre_mask

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

https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/make-a-greek-mask

https://www.ducksters.com/history/ancient_greece/drama_and_theatre.php (You can listen to this one too!)

 

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

We can share your work on the school’s blog and you can see what your friends have been up to: https://hoblettsmanorjunior.primarysite.blog/

To learn more about Greek masks and theatre

 

To design and make a Greek mask based on what I have learnt

PSHE

We would like you to think about people in your family, or your friends, who you feel connected to or supported by.  The NHS have lots of ideas for staying connected with others. You can find them in the attached document.

Have a think about:

What are you already doing to encourage connection with other people?

What more can you do to help you connect with other people better?

 

You could create a poster or factsheet, showing your ideas.

 

Don’t forget to also have a look at Mrs Short’s homework task, showing how we are all connected: https://hoblettsmanorjunior.primarysite.media/media/4th-may-2020

 

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

We can share your work on the school’s blog and you can see what your friends have been up to: https://hoblettsmanorjunior.primarysite.blog/

To know how we can connect with others

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 are set to help you to check your confidence with mentally multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000. Use a place value chart if you need to. There are worksheets (with answers so that you can check your accuracy) for each activity. If you are unable to print the worksheets, you could copy the questions onto a piece of paper and complete them that way.

Activity 1:  mentally multiply by 10

Activity 2: mentally divide by 10

Activity 3: multiplying and dividing by 100 and 1000

Activity 4: converting between grams and kilograms

Activity 5: converting between mm, cm, m and km

Challenge activity – further converting between different units of measure. Only try these once you have completed all of the activities 1 – 5 above

 

Don’t forget to keep checking the video resource centre on the school’s website for support with this week’s maths: https://hoblettsmanorjunior.primarysite.media/

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

 

Multiply and divide by 10, 100 and 1000 including in different contexts

Other maths

websites/ games

In addition to this week’s multiplication/division work don’t forget to keep using Times Table Rockstars to improve the speed of your times table recall: https://ttrockstars.com/

 

Quickly recall times tables facts up to 12 x 12

English

This week, we will be looking at contracting words using an apostrophe. For example, we can contract the words would not with an apostrophe to make wouldn’t. The apostrophe is placed where the missing letter/s were originally. Later on in the week, you will go on to write a set of instructions, but you can choose what you write about!

 

Activity 1: Have a go at the contractions quiz (attached within the additional documents section) and choose the correct contracted form. The answers can be found on the last slide.

 

Remember, the apostrophe replaces the letter/s that have been removed when the two words come together.

 

For example, he will → he will → he ll → hell

You remove wi and replace the letters with an apostrophe

 

Think about all the other ways you can use an apostrophe to form contractions.

 

Activity 2: Have a look at the it’s or its PowerPoint. (document attached) We would like you to write 5 sentences using it’s (remember it’s replaces it is or it has and it needs an apostrophe) and 5 sentences with its (this is the possessive form and does not need an apostrophe for example, the dog wagged its tail).

 

Activity 3-5: Now that you know how to use contractions, we would like you to use them in instructional writing. This week, have a go at writing instructions for something of your choice. This could be how to care for a certain animal, (see examples attached for caring for a mouskin) how to make a model, how to draw a cartoon character or how to bake a cake. You can choose anything you enjoy doing!

 

Steps to success

Remember to…

  • use ‘how to…’ in the title
  • list materials, ingredients or equipment needed
  • use numbers to list your steps in order
  • use verbs (action/doing words) like mix, brush, etc.
  • use adverbs for adding detail to the verb (carefully, thoroughly)
  • include diagrams or illustrations (pictures)
  • use topic words (healthy, vegetables)
  • include time conjunctions like first, then, next
  • add this week’s grammar focus – contractions!

 

When you are writing, you could follow these steps:

  • Step 1: Planning – plan what will go in each section of your writing/jot down some key words or phrases
  • Step 2: Drafting – have your first go at writing
  • Step 3: Editing - check your grammar and spellings. You could always ask someone at home to read it for you. Also, check the steps to success above and that you have used contractions. You could always underline these to make them stand out.
  • Step 4: Writing –When you have finished editing, you could write your text up in your neatest, joined writing

 

Remember to keep checking the Video Resource Centre on the school’s website for support with this week’s writing within the Families tab: https://hoblettsmanorjunior.primarysite.media/

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

 

To know how to use the contracted form

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

PSHE

This week we would like you to learn a bit more about a family member or a friend of the family. We would like you to interview them and find out about their life. You could do this over the phone, by sending them some questions or it could be someone you live with. There are some questions in the attached document but you could always write your own instead. You might find out something interesting about your family history and something you didn’t know before.

 

If you would prefer, (or you can do this as well) you could always read all about the life and achievements of Ellie Simmonds in a reading comprehension (documents attached). There are three to choose from. Have a go at 3 stars if you are feeling confident!

 

You might like to write about your chosen person when you have all of your information, or create a profile on them.

 

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

 

To ask question to find things out about a family member

RE

This year we have focussed on the Jewish and Christian faiths. We would like you to find out about the Christian Creation Story this week. How do Christians believe the world began? Make notes on what you find and then use these to create a comic strip of the story. You might find this video useful as it takes some of the words about Creation directly from the first chapter of the Christian Bible: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teu7BCZTgDs

 

When you have completed your comic strip, see if you can find out whether any other religions share this belief or something similar (hint: start with what you already know about Judaism then see if you can find out about some other religions). Write a paragraph or draw an extra comic strip to show how the creation stories are the same or different.

 

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

 

Understand the Christian creation story and how this compares with the creation stories of other religions

 

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 Activities - 1st June 2020

 

We hope that you enjoyed the Half Term break and the beautiful weather. We are now back up and running with our emails and would love to hear how you are getting on so do please get in touch with us with your updates via our year group email year5@hoblettsjm.herts.sch.uk. Our blogs also return, as do our videos.

 

As we start the final half term, we have 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 are to help you to check your confidence with carrying out three of the four operations (addition/subtraction/division). There are worksheets (with answers so that you can check your accuracy) for each activity. If you are unable to print the worksheets, you could copy the questions onto a piece of paper and complete them that way.

The knowledge organisers for addition/subtraction and multiplication/division and multiplication grid, which we uploaded with the documents to support the activities for the week beginning 18th May, are full of hints and tips that might help. Don’t forget to check the video resource centre for further help.

Activity 1:  addition and subtraction word problem

Activity 2: multi-step addition and subtraction word problems

Activity 3: divide by halving

Activity 4: divide multiples of 10 by 1 digit

Activity 5: short division bus stop method

Challenge activity – The Mystery of The Missing Pirate Treasure: there is an extra challenge activity to complete AFTER you have completed the five activities above

Revise calculation skills using addition, subtraction and multiplication

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

Activity 1: We would like you to add subordinate clauses to the main clauses in the table. Don’t forget to start each subordinate clause with a subordinate conjunction. (See attached supporting document)

Challenge 1: Cut out the clauses and swap the main clause and subordinate cause to make a new sentence.

Challenge 2: Write your own sentences with subordinate clauses

 

Activity 2: Practise adding subordinate clauses to main clauses and swapping them around. (See attached supporting document)

Challenge: Have a look at adding embedded relative clauses to sentences too. We covered these before half term so have a look in the video resource centre for a relative clause reminder!

 

Activity 3: Create sentences with subordinate clauses, using the dice and word cards. (See attached supporting document) you can write the words down if you don’t have a printer.

Challenge: The words ‘which’ and ‘who’ on the second dice are relative pronouns. You could try using these in your sentences too.

 

Activity 4: Read the Greek Myth, ‘Theseus and the Minotaur.’ While you are reading, think about your favourite bits. (See attached supporting document)

Challenge: Think about the character’s thoughts and feelings throughout the story.

 

Activity 5: Think about your favourite scenes from the Greek Myth, ‘Theseus and the Minotaur.’ You will be using the text to recreate the story in a comic strip. You can just choose your favourite bits if you want to. Don’t forget to add pictures and speech bubbles. (See attached supporting document)

Challenge: Try to use subordinate clauses in some of your sentences.

 

When you are writing, you could follow these steps:

  • Step 1: Planning – plan what will go in each section of your writing/jot down some key words or phrases
  • Step 2: Drafting – have your first go at writing
  • 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

 

Don’t forget to keep checking the video resource centre on the school’s website for support with this week’s writing: https://hoblettsmanorjunior.primarysite.media/

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

We can share your work on the school’s blog and you can see what your friends have been up to: https://hoblettsmanorjunior.primarysite.blog/?class=1578

 

To know how to use subordinate clauses n sentences

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

We would like you to find out about the parts of a flowering plant this week. You could do your own research or you could use the information cards and PowerPoint included with the supporting documents. You will need to draw and label a plant and explain the function of each part that you have labelled. You could even have a go at making a collage of a plant from different pieces of coloured paper and label that! If you'd prefer, there is a worksheet that you could complete instead, saved with this week's other supporting documents.

 

Challenge: can you find out how each part of the plant is used to make a new plant and write a paragraph to explain what you have found out?

 

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

We can share your work on the school’s blog and you can see what your friends have been up to: https://hoblettsmanorjunior.primarysite.blog/?class=1578

 

 

Geography

We would like you to design an island you’d like to live on. First, think about what features it would have. These features could include a beach, a skate park or a zoo. Use your imagination. You can include anything you want to. Or you could include places that you’d like to visit when you can.

 

When you have added your drawings or symbols to show your features, create a simple key, using grid references to show where each feature is located.

 

See attached supporting document and PowerPoint to help with grid references and co-ordinates. You can draw your own map if you want to.

 

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

We can share your work on the school’s blog and you can see what your friends have been up to: https://hoblettsmanorjunior.primarysite.blog/?class=1578

To create a key

 

To plot co-ordinates

 

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

 

Home Learning Activities Update 18th May 2020

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

4th May Home Learning Additional Documents

                        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/

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

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

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