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Week 5 04/05/20

Week Five

 

Monday 4th May - Friday 8th May

 

Below are your home learning activities for this week. Some of the tasks may require you to leave the school website to access the resource. If you are unable to access these, don't worry -  complete the offline home activity instead. You can do both if you would like to.

 

If you would like to share your work on the blog, then please do so! Your grown up will have your login details. Don't forget to support each other through comments!

 

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Spelling

 

Focus: Convert nouns or adjectives into verbs using suffix -ify

  

Words:

amplify

solidify

signify

falsify

glorify

notify

testify

purify

intensify

classify

 

Activities:

  • Use a dictionary to find out what the words mean. Can you use it in a sentence?
  • Once you know what the words mean, try the Mr. Jumble Activity Sheet (the second sheet includes answers so don't scroll down until your done)
  • Handwriting sheet (below)
  • Complete a 'Look, Cover, Write, Check' activity to learn your spellings.
  • Create a word-art poster, using a repetition of your spelling words to form a shape or picture. For example:

 

 

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Reading

 

Focus: Making Connections

 

What does ‘making connections’ mean?

When we read a text, we make connections to:

  • Yourself - from your own experiences or something similar
  • Texts – you might have read or felt something similar through another story etc.
  • The world – our wider knowledge of the world. E.g. I know that life was difficult in Tudor times because…

 

Making connections helps us understand what we have read and also helps to make what we are reading clearer in our mind.

 

How do I ‘make connections’ in reading?
When you feel like you can relate to the text, you have made a connection. You may feel you can relate to the in the text because of an experience you may have had, heard of or something similar. It might remind you of a text you have read before, or something related to the world. Here are some things you might say:

 

 

Activity:

This is the cover of a book called The Train to Impossible Places by P.G. Bell. 

 

What do you think this book might be about? Why? Does it remind you of anything?

 

Below, you will find the file for the first 3 chapters of the book which you can read throughout the week, all in one go, or in 3 parts. It's up to you. If you would also like to listen to the author read the first chapter, here is the video: 

 

As you read, consider what connections you make using the questions below:

 

  • Connections to yourself
    • What memory or experience does this story remind you of?
    • Can you relate to the characters in the story?
    • Does anything particular in this story remind you of anything in your own life?
    • What reminded you of this?

 

  • Connections to text
    • What does this remind you of in another book you have read?
    • How is this text similar to other things you have read?
    • How is this text different from other things you have read?
    • What reminded you of this?

 

  • Connections to the world
    • What does this remind you of in the real world?
    • How are events in this story similar to things that happen in the real world?
    • How are events in this story different from things that happen in the real world?
    • What reminded you of this?

 

Offline Activity:

Read a book! A new book, an old book, any book! Just read! Think about the ways you relate to the book. Organise these thoughts into the three categories: connections to self, connections to texts and connections to the world. Share your thoughts with someone at home. Did they make similar connections?

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Writing

 

 

Focus: Persuasive text


A persuasive text is a form of non-fiction writing which aims to convince the reader of a certain point of view. Have a look at the example below titled 'Dogs Make the Best Pets' and make note of what features you can identify. There is an answer sheet for when you are done.

 

 

Activity:

Write a persuasive text about what makes the best pet. Dogs? Cats? Fish? Iguanas? Llamas? The list goes on! Once you have decided on a pet, it's a good idea to create a plan to help you start writing. A persuasive text will include:

 

An introduction: This introduces your point of view

Arguments in paragraphs: Each paragraph should focus on one main point and include reasons that support your argument.

A conclusion: This is a summary of the arguments you have written about and repeats your point of view.

 

Below is a suggestion of could complete your writing task throughout the week, but do what is best for you:

 

Monday: Planning

Write down a list of arguments you could make about why the pet you have chosen is the best pet to have. Then, choose 2-3 points that you feel most passionate about and write these down, with some space around it, on a separate sheet of paper, like this:

 

 

Then create a mindmap of points that support these arguments. Like this:

 

 

Talk to someone in your house about these points. Do they agree? What more can you say to convince them? Can you research any evidence or facts online to support your arguments? Add these points to your plan!

 

Tuesday: Writing your introduction

Look back at the example text above. Notice how simple the introduction is? All you need to do is state what your argument is in one paragraph. Use rhetorical questions and persuasive language but the key is to keep it simple!

 

Wednesday: Writing your argument

Begin writing your first argument. It's important you support your point with reasons. This is where your plan from Monday comes in handy. Remember, logical connectives are used in persuasive writing to make the arguments flow, such as: because, however, this shows, therefore.

 

Thursday: Continue writing your argument

Write your second argument in a new paragraph. If you have chosen to write about three arguments for this piece of writing, then your third should be in a new paragraph too. Remember: one main point per paragraph. Time connectives can be used to begin the main body paragraphs. For example:  firstly, secondly, finally.

 

Friday: Conclusion

Your conclusion is a summary of what you have written. Repeat your main points and repeat your point of view. Check through your work for any errors or areas for improvement. Finally, reread your work. Would you be persuaded?

 

Below are some resources you might find handy.

Offline Activity:

What persuasive language can you spot on TV adverts or magazine/newspaper adverts and articles? Create an advert or a sales pitch of your own to perform to your family using as much persuasive techniques as you can. It can be for a product/service you like or something made up!  

 

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Mathematics

 

 

Click here to access the Year 5 White Rose Maths Home Learning page where you will find your daily tasks for this week. This week you will need: Summer Term – Week 3 (w/c 4th May)

 

Then follow these 3 easy steps:

 

  1. Watch the video (either on your own or with your child).
  2. Find a calm space where your child can work for about 20-30 minutes.
  3. Use the video guidance to support your child as they work through a lesson.

 

 

Monday: Multiply 2 digit numbers (area model)

Tuesday: Multiply 4 digits by 2 digits

Wednesday: Divide with remainders

Thursday: Calculate Perimeters

Friday: Maths Challenge!

 

Offline Activities:

  • Multiplication: What 2 and 4 digit numbers around your house can you find? Look for numbers on food and drink packaging, recipes, books or calendars for example. Multiply the quantities together. First try 2 by 2 digit numbers and then 4 by 2 digit numbers. 
  • Division: Take out some ingredients (such as cereal, biscuits or raisins for example) and see if you can divide them into equal groups? What happens when you can't? Showcase what you have explored using the bus stop method.
  • Perimeters: Measure the lengths of some objects around your home and add up each side to find the perimeter! Remember, perimeter is the distance all the way around a 2D shape.

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TT Rockstars

 

 

Log in to TT Rockstars and see if you can improve your time. Don’t forget to take part in the battle for your class or year group. 

 

Offline Activities:

  • Create a times tables rap or song!
  • Play a game of times tables bingo!

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P.E

 

If you have a safe outdoor space, please ensure you get some fresh air and exercise regularly this week.

 

Join the nation and take part in Joe Wicks Live P.E session. Click here to access his YouTube page which will be broadcasting the videos every day this week at 9:00AM. Remember if you can't take part, Joe uploads the session on his YouTube account to complete at a later time.

 

Offline Activities:

Create your own workout with the moves below. Decide on how long each move should take and how long your rest should be. One to two minutes is best. Don't forget to warm up with a light jog around your home or on the spot for 3 minutes. 

  • star jumps
  • forward lunges (left leg)
  • forward lunges (right leg) 
  • push ups
  • squats
  • plank
  • burpees

Brent Music Service - fabulous music learning

 

Parents - watch this video to see what the BMS Music'sCool website is like, and click on this link to register for access to it.

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