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Week Five 29/06/20

Summer Term 2 - Week Five

 

Monday 29th June - Friday 3rd July

 

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: Words with the /ear/ sound spelt 'ere'

 

Words:

sincere

interfere

sphere

adhere

severe

persevere

atmosphere

mere

hemisphere

austere

 

Activities:

  • Use a dictionary to find out what the words mean. Can you use it in a sentence?
  • Complete a 'Look, Cover, Write, Check' activity to learn your spellings.
  • Handwriting sheet (pdf below)
  • Word search (pdf below)
  • Have a go at the Code Word Jumble Puzzle (pdf below)
  • Create a word-art poster, using a repetition of your spelling words to form a shape or picture. 

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Reading

Focus: Summarising

 

Summarising is expressing the main ideas of a piece of text in a concise way. 

 

We summarise to make sure we understand the main ideas of what we have read. 

 

Good summaries should:

  • be short and concise
  • include the main ideas without lots of detail
  • be in a logical order

 

 

Pets and Their Famous Humans is a non-fiction book which introduces the reader to a range of famous artists, writers and scientists, via their pets.  You can learn about important figures in history through the stories of their pets and the relationships between each animal and their owner.  

 

Activities:

 

Open the PDF below to find an extract from the book.  This contains 9 different mini biographies of interesting people and their pets.  

Choose some of the biographies that interest you.  Read each one carefully and summarise the main facts about the pets and their owners.  

 

Think about these questions:

  • Who is the famous person? 
  • What are they known for?  What did they do to become famous?
  • Where are they from?  When were they born?
  • What pet did they have?  What do you know about the pet?
  • Can you describe the relationship between the pet and owner?

 

Remember that your summaries should be brief and only need to include the main ideas.  

 

The summarising stems below might help you:

 

Offline activity:

Read a book! A new book, an old book, any book!  Tell someone about a chapter or section you have just read.  Can you summarise the main ideas?  

 

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Writing

 

Focus: Biographies

 

A biography is a life story written in chronological order.  It is written in the third person by an author who has researched the subject, not by the subject themselves.  

 

It can include information about when and where the subject was born, their childhood, important events in their lives including information about what they did or achieved. 

 

If the person is no longer alive, it may include information about when and how they died. 

 

The biography may also include direct quotes from the subject or quotes from others about the subject.

 

Activity: This week, your task is to research and write a biography about a person of your choice.  

 

Monday: Identifying features of biographies

 

Read the biographies below and note down the key features of a biography. 

 

  • What do they have in common?
  • How are they organised?
  • What kind of information do they include?
  • How formal/informal are they in tone?
  • What tense are they written in?
  • Are they written in first or third person?

 

There are also comprehension questions on each biography if you would like to answer them.  

 

Have a look at the annotated biography of Mary Seacole below - did you identify all of the key features of a biography?

Tuesday

 

Today, you are going to choose a subject for your biography and begin researching.  This could be anyone you like, such as an artist, singer, actor or sportsperson you are interested in.  You will need to check that there is enough information available to write a detailed biography about them. 

 

If you need inspiration, click here to see biographies on a wide range of interesting and inspirational people.  

 

Research your chosen person and make notes on what you find out under subheadings such as childhood, education and achievements.  Using the interview template below can be a useful way of organising your research. 

Wednesday

 

Start writing your biography today.  This summary of the features of a biography might be a useful reminder.

 

Remember that your introductory paragraph should summarise the main events of the person's life.  

 

The rest of the paragraphs should be written in chronological order and might include information about the subject's childhood, education and achievements.  

 

Thursday

 

Continue writing your biography today.  

 

End with a conclusion about how they are or will be remembered.  You might need to use present tense in this paragraph.  

 

Friday 

 

Re-read your biography and check that you have included all of the relevant features using the checklist below.  

 

Edit and up-level your writing using the checklist below to help you.  Don't forget to check your non-negotiables!

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Maths

Click here to access the White Rose Maths Home Learning page where you will find your daily tasks for this week. This week you will need: Summer Term – Week 10 (w/c 29 June). 

 

Just follow these five easy steps…

 

  1. Visit the White Rose Website here
  2. Click on the set of lessons for your child’s year group.
  3. Watch the video (either on your own or with your child).
  4. Find a calm space where your child can work for about 20-30 minutes.
  5. Use the video guidance to support your child as they work through a lesson.

 

There is a video with a teacher giving you instructions and then an activity to download. You can download all the activities for this week below.

 

Lesson 1 - Measure with a protractor

Lesson 2 - Drawing lines and angles accurately (this lesson requires a protractor - if you don't have one, why don't you use one of the links below to find out more about angles)

Lesson 3 - Calculating angles on a straight line

Lesson 4 - Calculating angles around a point

Lesson 5 - Maths Challenge

 

BBC Bitesize - angles

Maths is fun - angles

Offline activities: Look around you for examples of right angles, acute and obtuse angles.  Can you estimate the angles that you find?  Can you draw shapes which have different types of angles and label them? 

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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:

Do a speed test to see how many sums you can write in one minute. You will need to write out your questions before starting. Like so:

1 x 9 = 

2 x 9 = 

3 x 9 = 

and so on. You can mix up the sums instead of doing it in order - the choice is yours! Try to improve your time each day.  If you want a further challenge, include some division questions.  

 

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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.

 

 

If you fancy something different, check out the physical activity games on the Change for Life indoor activity page by clicking here

 

Offline Activities:

  • Warm up with a light jog around your home or on the spot for 5 minutes. Then try the moves below for a minute each, with a 30 second rest in-between.
  • star jumps
  • forward lunges (left leg)
  • forward lunges (right leg) 
  • push ups
  • squats
  • plank
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