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Week One 01/06/20

Summer Term 2 - Week One

 

Monday 1st June - Friday 5th June

 

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 containing the letter string 'ough'

 

Words:

though

although

dough

doughnut

through

cough

trough

rough

tough

enough

 

Activities:

  • Complete a 'Look, Cover, Write, Check' activity 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 completing the Spelling Crossword activity sheet.
  • Complete the Handwriting sheet.
  • Find the words in the Word Search below.  

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Reading

 

Focus: Prediction

 

What is prediction in reading?  

Prediction is making a statement about what will happen in the future. It is based on:

  • what you have read
  • what is inferred
  • prior knowledge. 

 

It is not a guess!

 

How do I predict in reading?

  • Read - Gather evidence from text/images
  • Think - Use those details, clues and own experiences to make a prediction about what will happen next! (keyword: because)
  • Revise - Change your predictions as you gather new evidence. 

 

Activities:

 

Here is the front cover of The Vanishing Trick, by Jenni Spangler. 

 

 

  • What does the cover of the book make you think of?  What about the title?
  • How does it make you feel? 
  • What genre do you think this book might be? 

 

Click on the link below to read the first chapter of the book.

Discuss what you have read with a member of your family.  Can you summarise what happens in Chapter 1?  Look up any unfamiliar words in a dictionary.  

 

Answer the following questions.  Use evidence/examples from the text in your answers.

 

  • Who do you think of the mysterious Madame Pinchbeck?  What do you think she does for a living?  Why do you think she has all of those strange items?
  • Who do you think the young girl could be?  What is her relationship to Madame Pinchbeck?  Why do you think she stopped Leander from selling his locket?
  • What do you think will happen to Leander?  Do you think he should trust Madame Pinchbeck?  

 

Use the sentence stems below to make predictions about what might happen next:

 

  • I predict that...because.... 
  • I think he/she/this character will.... because...
  • When I read ..... it made me think ...... would happen... because
  • I wonder if...?
  • I think the next part will be about.... because...

 

Offline Activities:

Pick a book off your shelf that you haven't read yet and read the first chapter with a family member.  Make predictions about what you think will happen next.  What do you think the next chapter will be about?  What do you think the characters will do next?  How might the story end? 

 

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Writing

 

Focus: Narrative Poetry (Michael Rosen)

 

Narrative poems are poems that tell a story.  Watch this video to find out more.  

 

 

Michael Rosen is a children's author and poet.  Click here to find out more about Michael and his life.  

 

Activities:

 

Monday: Watch the video of Michael Rosen performing his poem, The Car Trip.  

Here are some questions to answer about the poem.  Make some notes on what you think or discuss your answers with a member of your family.

 

1.  Why do you think Michael says 'mum tries to be exciting?'

2.  How has his choice of words and phrases created the feeling of a real family trip?  Can you give examples?

3.  Why do you think the boys wanted so many different things to happen in the car?

4.  What ideas does the author give about the two brothers?

5.  Do you think the author likes the mother in the poem?  What gives you that idea? 

 

Writing challenge:

Can you write the next verse of the poem?

 

Maybe the family arrive at the seaside after their journey.  What happens next?  Are they so amazed by the view that they all get along?  Do they scramble and fight to get out of the car?  Do they thank their mum for bringing them? 

 

The next verse could start with:

We turned the corner.  You'll never guess what we saw...

Tuesday: Watch the video of Michael Rosen performing his poem, I'm Tired

This poem is a conversation between Mum and Dad, competing to see who is most tired.  It is witnessed by the child, who explains the conversation.  

 

Have a go at writing your own version of this poem, using similar patterns. 

Your poem could be about one of these ideas, or you could choose your own:

  • being hungry
  • being happy
  • being bored
  • being sad
  • being friendly

 

Repeat verse openers, such as:

 

And Mum says...

And Dad says...

 

You could choose different characters for your poem - perhaps it is you and one of your siblings or friends competing.  Maybe it is a conversation between a teacher and a pupil.  

 

For example,

 

I say, "I'm hungry!"

And my sister says, "You're hungry? I'm hungry!"

And I say, "I'm so hungry I could eat a horse!"

And my sister says, "A horse?  That's nothing! I'm so hungry I could eat a hippopotamus!"

And I say, "Pah! A hippopotamus! I'm so hungry I could eat a whole hippopotamus family who had just eaten a family of rhinoceroses!"

 

Think carefully about how your poem might end.   

Wednesday: Watch the video of Michael Rosen performing his poem, Chocolate Cake

 

You can also read the printed version of the poem, by clicking on the link below.  What do you notice about the video version and the printed version?  How are they different?  Why do you think they are different?

 

Looking at the printed version, can you find examples of onomatopoeia, alliteration, descriptive adjectives and metaphors or similes?  You can find explanations and examples of these poetic devices in the documents below. 

 

Writing challenge:

Can you write a short narrative poem about eating your favourite food? Can you include onomatopoeia, alliteration, descriptive adjectives and metaphors or similes?  

 

Thursday: Watch the video of Michael Rosen performing his poem, Boogy Woogy Buggy

This poem is from Michael Rosen's book, 'Centrally Heated Knickers'.  Lots of the poems in this book are about ordinary objects in life that could take on amazing new qualities.  In 'Boogy Woogy Buggy', the buggy sounds like it's dancing.  How do you think the author creates this effect?

 

Can you think of strange or amazing things that these ordinary objects could do:

 

  • a sofa
  • a vacuum cleaner
  • a hairdrier
  • a scooter
  • a lawnmower

 

For example, you might imagine a sofa which is also a sleeping bag - when you sit on the sofa, you can then zip yourself in to keep yourself warm and cosy.  

 

Writing challenge: Design an advert to sell your imaginary object.  Don't forget to describe its features and explain what makes it so special.  You might choose to write this as a poem, for an extra challenge! 

 

Friday: Performance

 

What makes Michael Rosen's poetry performances so exciting and engaging?  

 

If you would like to watch more, you can find his YouTube channel here.  

 

Look at the verses and poems you have written this week and choose one to perform.  Practise performing it, making it sound as exciting as possible.  

 

Perform it for your family.  You might like to video it and upload it to the blog!

Offline Activities: Michael Rosen often writes about events and memories from his childhood.  Think of one of your favourite memories and create a mind map of what happened and how you felt.  Write a narrative poem about your memory.  Have a go at performing it for your family. 

 

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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 6 (w/c 1st June).

 

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 unit and non-unit fractions by an integer

Tuesday: Multiply mixed numbers by an integer

Wednesday: Fraction of an amount

Thursday: Using fractions as operators

Friday: Maths Challenge!

Offline Activities:

  • Fractions: Have a go at multiplying unit fractions (fractions whose numerator is 1) by whole numbers using diagrams.  For example, to multiply ¼ by 3, you can draw a bar model and divide it into 4 equal sections.  Each section is ¼.  Then shade in 3 of the 4 sections.  Can you record your findings as a multiplication calculation? e.g. ¼ x 3 = ¾.  Can you multiply mixed numbers by whole numbers, using the same method? 
  • 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. 

 

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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!
  • 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. Then play a game of pairs/memory:
    • 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?

 

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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.

 

 

If you fancy something different, check out the physical activity games on the  Change 4 Life indoor activity page by clicking here

 

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

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