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Week 6 11/05/20

Week Five

 

Monday 11th May - Friday 15th 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 -en

  

Words:

blacken

brighten

flatten

lengthen

mistaken

straighten

shorten

thicken

tighten

toughen

 

Activities:

  • Complete a 'Look, Cover, Write, Check' activity (sheet below) to learn your spellings.
  • Use a dictionary to find out what each word means. Can you use it in a sentence?
  • Have a go at the Letter Tiles activity sheet (below) to see which words would score the most in a game of scrabble
  • Complete the Handwriting sheet (below)
  • Find the words in the Word Search below.  

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Reading

 

Focus: Inference

 

Inference is using clues from the text and our prior knowledge to work out something the author doesn’t tell us.

It is often based on clues about:

  • character
  • setting
  • mood

Good inference involves:

  • Justifying our answers with evidence from the text – "I think...because..."
  • Using detail – closely quoting the exact word / phrase
  • Finding more than one piece of evidence
  • Thinking from the writer’s point of view

 

Inference helps us to have a deeper understanding of the text.

 

 

Reading activity: Practise with a picture

 

Practise your inference skills by looking at this picture and answering the questions.  Try to use the sentence stems above and don't forget to use "because" to explain your answer. Discuss what you think with a member of your family - what do they think?

 

 

Reading activity: Practise with a book

 

 

Click on the link above to read the first few chapters of The Super Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates, by Jenny Pearson.  After you have read each section, have a go at answering the inference questions.  You might like to read one chapter each day.  

 

1. Read the Prologue, 'Miracles might come in all shapes and sizes...'

  • What do you think you know about Freddie from these first few pages?  What kind of person is he? 

 

2.  Read Chapter 1

  • Mrs Walker wishes Year 6's future teachers the best of luck.  How do you know that their behaviour is challenging?  Can you find examples or evidence from both this chapter and the prologue? 
  • How does Ben feel about his stepmum?  How do you know?

 

3.  Read Chapter 2

  • Why did Eileen call Freddie "poor lamb"?  Why does her behaviour confuse Freddie?
  • Based on what you have read so far, can you describe Grams's personality?  Look for examples of things she said and did and think about what that tells you about her.
  • What do you think Freddie's miraculous journey is going to be?  Use evidence from the text to explain your answer. 

 

Did you enjoy the book so far?  Would you like to read more? 

 

Watch the videos below to find out more about the story and hear the author talking about the book. 

Offline Activity:

Read a book! A new book, an old book, any book! Just read! Choose a section or chapter to focus on and think about how the characters in that part of the book speak and behave.  What do their words and actions tell you about their personality?  Why do you think they are speaking and behaving in that way?  Based on what you have read, what do you think is going to happen next?  

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Writing

 

Focus: Non-chronological reports


A non-chronological report is a non-fiction text that describes something factual, the way things are, tells you what something is or was. 

 

Have a look at the example below.  Can you identify the features of this type of text?

Your task this week is to write a non-chronological report on a topic of your choosing.  You might choose to write about something that you already know lots about, for example your family or Minecraft.  Or you could choose a topic (such as a country, animal or sport you are interested in) and carry out some research in books and online to find your information.  

 

Monday: Planning and research

 

Once you have decided on a topic for your report, decide what paragraphs will be needed in your report.  

 

 

For example, if you are writing about your family, you might have a paragraph on each family member.  If you have chosen to research and write about an animal, the paragraphs might be on its appearance, diet and behaviour.

 

You will also need to include some general facts and information for an introduction. 

 

Write down headings for each paragraph and make some notes under each one.  

 

For example:

 

Emperor Penguins

 

Introduction:

  • Largest penguin in the world
  • Only 120,000 breeding pairs left in the wild
  • Lifespan of 20 years
  • Antarctica

 

Appearance:

  • 1.2m tall
  • Yellow patches, orange near the ear
  • Face is black, eyes dark brown
  • Legs are feathered, feet are black
  • Layered feathers
  • Waterproof coat

 

Tuesday: Introduction

 

Write an introduction to your report.  Remember that non-chronological reports are written in present tense, unless you are writing about historical events.  

 

For example: 

 

Emperor Penguins

 

Measuring 1.2 metres, the emperor penguin is the largest species of penguin in the world. This amazing creature is the only animal to inhabit the open ice of Antarctica during the winter, facing wind chills up to -60°C and blizzards of 200km per hour. To survive such extreme conditions, emperor penguins are specially adapted to keep their bodies warm and protected.  

 

 

Wednesday and Thursday: The main body of your report

 

Start writing your paragraphs using the headings and notes you made on Monday.  Remember to use varied sentence openers and to write in your own words. 

 

Friday: Conclusion / Summary

 

Today is the day to finish your report with a summary.  This should sum up what you have written and perhaps link to the present day or future.  For example, if you are writing about your family, it may include what everyone is doing during lockdown or what their plans are for the future.  

 

For example:

 

Emperor penguins continue to fascinate people around the world and these cleverly adapted creatures have even featured in several popular films, such as Happy Feet.  However, in reality, as a species, emperor penguins are near threatened.  They face several threats due to human activity with global warming and overfishing reducing their breeding grounds and source of food.  If no action is taken to protect their habitat and food sources, it is predicted that their population will decline rapidly in coming years.  

 

Once you have finished your report, make sure you re-read and edit it carefully. 

Why not use the checklist below to make sure you have included all of the relevant features?

 

If you like, you could redraft your report and add some diagrams or pictures.  

 

Why not share some of your work on the blog?

Offline Activity:

Plan and write a non-chronological report about something that you know really well, such as your family or a game you are an expert at!  Plan your paragraphs and make notes before writing the report, as above. 

 

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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 4 (w/c 11th 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.

 

The activity sheets and answers can all be found below. 

 

Monday: Introducing the formula for area

Tuesday: Understanding the abstract method to find equivalent fractions

Wednesday: Converting improper fractions to mixed numbers and vice versa

Thursday: Compare and order fractions whose denominators are multiples of the same number

Friday: Maths Challenge!

 

Offline Activities:

  • Area: To find the area of a rectangle, multiply the width by the height.  Find some rectangles around the house or in books and magazines.  If you have a ruler or tape measure, measure the width and the height in cm and calculate the area in cm².  If not, you can estimate the measurements and use your estimates to calculate the area. 
  • Fractions: Using dried pasta, coins or counters, experiment with sharing into equal groups.   Write down some of the fractions you can demonstrate, such as ¼ of 24 = 6 and ⅔ of 24 = 16.  Compare your answers - which fractions are more and which are less?  Can you find any equivalent fractions?  
    • Or you could make some equivalent fraction paper strips:
      • Cut some strips of paper. They must be of equal length.
      • Fold the first strip in half.
        Fold the second strip into quarters.
        Fold the third strip into six equal parts or sixths.
        Fold a fourth strip into eight equal parts or eighths.
        Finally, fold a strip into twelve.
      • Label the strips, so each part on the first strip has ½ written on each part, the second strip is labelled with ¼s, and so on. Can you use these strips to find equivalent fractions?  Can you demonstrate that some fractions are more or less than others?

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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!
  • Cut up some card or paper into equal sized pieces and write a times table question on half of them and the corresponding answers on the other half.  Mix them up, put them face down on the floor or a table and play a game of pairs.  Turn over 2 cards at a time to find matching questions and answers.  How quickly can you match all the pairs?

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 or dance to one of your favourite songs.  You could create your own moves or use some of the suggestions below.  Experiment with making different shapes at different heights.  Try and keep in time to the music.  Can you teach your workout or dance to a member of your family? 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

 

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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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