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Week Three 15/06/20

Summer Term 2 - Week Three

 

Monday 15th June - Friday 19th 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: Adverbials of time

 

Words:

yesterday

tomorrow

later

immediately

earlier

eventually

recently

previously

finally

lately

 

Activities:

  • Use a dictionary to find out what the words mean. Can you use each one in a sentence?
  • Complete a 'Look, Cover, Write, Check' activity to learn your spellings (below)
  • Handwriting sheet (below)
  • Find the words in the Word Search (below)
  • Challenge a family member to a game of Adverbials of Time Snakes and Ladders (game board and rules below)
  • Create a word-art poster, using a repetition of your spelling words to form a shape or picture. 

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Reading

 

This week's reading and writing tasks are related.

 

The Curse of Cogston House is a Twinkl story which focuses on creating atmosphere.  

 

 

Tasks

 

Mild - Read the extract from the story and answer the following questions. 

Spicy - Read the ★★ extract from the story and answer the following questions. 

Hot - Read the ★★★ extract from the story and answer the following questions. 

Extra Hot - Read the full story (Powerpoint presentation) and have a go at answering the questions as you go.  Don't worry if you can't answer all of them. 

 

This version has two endings for you to compare. 

Offline Activity:

Read a book! A new book, an old book, any book! Just read! Find a descriptive section of the book.  How does the author create an atmosphere?  What do they do to help you create an image in your mind?  

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Writing - Building Tension and Suspense

 

 

Monday

Read and compare these two pieces of writing.  How are they different?  How does the second piece of writing build tension and suspense?  Make a list of features, giving examples.  

 

PIECE 1

Alice couldn’t move and she was scared. Then, a man started to walk down the stairs towards her.

 

PIECE 2

Nothing moved. Cogston House was as silent as the grave. Perhaps the only thing worse than hearing her best friend desperately calling her name was being alone in this endless quiet. Alice’s eyes searched through the darkness, scouring the corridor which faded into more murky gloom. She could make out the hallway right in front of her, the door opposite, and beyond it, the enormous winding staircase. As she looked, blinking through the tears which had begun to stream hopelessly down her face, she was met with a sight at the top of the staircase which all but turned her to stone...

 

Something was moving.

 

Alice watched numbly. Her heart was in her mouth and her breath came in sharp, rattling gasps.

 

Descending the stairs one careful, agonising, creaking step at a time, a hunched silhouette shuffled out from the darkness...

 

Tuesday

Descriptive writing often uses imagery such as simile, metaphor and onomatopoeia.

 

Complete the activities below to practise recognising and writing similes and metaphors.  

Wednesday

 

Imagine a spooky setting (or choose one from the document below) and make notes on what it looks and feels like.  Don't forget to use all of your senses.  

 

This planning sheet might help you to organise your ideas. 

 

Thursday

 

Using the notes you made yesterday, write a description of the setting you have chosen.  Think about how you can build tension and suspense.  

 

You can use this checklist to help you.  

 

 

The word mats below might inspire you with some new and exciting vocabulary.  

 

Friday

 

Re-read the setting description you wrote yesterday.  You might like to read it to a member of your family.  Does it allow the reader to create a vivid image in their head?  Is there anything you could add to build tension and suspense?  Don't forget to check your non-negotiables!

 

Edit and improve your piece of writing and redraft it.  If you like, you could illustrate it. 

 

Offline tasks

Write a spooky setting description of a haunted house or enchanted forest, or another setting of your choosing.  Focus on using exciting, descriptive language and imagery. 

 

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Maths

 

 

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 8 (w/c 15th 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: Understanding percentages

Tuesday: Percentages as fractions and decimals

Wednesday: Adding decimals with the same number of decimal places

Thursday: Adding decimals with a different number of decimal places

Friday: Maths challenge

Offline activities: Find some receipts and choose 3 items.  Estimate the total cost, then add the amounts to find the actual total.  Make sure you line up the decimal points. 

 

Look out for adverts involving percentages.  Convert them into fractions out of 100. 

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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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