Homework

Daily Work Packs
 
Hi everyone, 
 
we are going to be putting a little pack of work together for you to have a go at each day. If you can, you could print it out but most of the activities you can just do on paper.
 
If you want to share you could post a picture or a video of your work on Class Dojo.
 
Well done for all of your hard work so far, I am very proud of you all.
 
 
Good morning everyone. Welcome back. Some children will be returning to school this morning while some still working from home.
 
We are going to try to mirror what we do in school with what we put online. So things might look a little different. But please don't worry.
 
Mrs Walsh will be taking over the marking of the work but I will pop on to see how we are doing because I don't want to miss any of your amazing work. I hope you have a great day and if you are unsure of anything please ask.
 
Speak to you soon. Mr Edwards
 
 
 
 
 
Class Dojo
Don't forget to log onto Class Dojo.
 
We are putting lots of activities on each day. So far we have had 900 pieces of work returned. That is amazing. Thank you so much for all of your hard work.
 
Free Reading Resources
The Dual World of Anders Arnfield
Our class novel for the Summer term is 'The Demon Headmaster'
 
Oh yes, brilliant book! (and maybe true?)
 
If you have the book at home, perfect. If not, ask your parents if there are any videos online which might be nice to watch together.
 
Then, imagine that our own headmaster - Mrs Sime - was actually a demon headmaster! What would school be like? How would things be different? Would you be on her side or secretly working against her!
 
Write a diary entry for what a day in school would be like. If you'd like to post them to ClassDojo, I'd love to read them :)
The Curse of Cogston House
 
We will be using this book to help us write our own mystery stories this week.
Free Audio Books
 
There is a great selection of free audio books on;
 
 
 
at the moment.
 
Make the most of it while it lasts.
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Hi everyone.This sounds like a great resource. It starts on Monday and the stories sound just like what we might be interested in in our class. 
 
I will keep the videos updated as they are published. 
 
I hope you are all well. See you soon.
Tom Palmer
 
This is a great website. Have a look in the 'free reads' section. You can read chapters of some books but you can also download some whole books. 
 
Tom Palmer's books are always exciting and there is something for everyone.
Roman Rescue ebook
 
Hi everyone. Here is a copy of the Roman Rescue ebook. Remember to keep checking our class dojo page everyday for some comprehension questions.
Useful Links
Spelling

https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb

Lots of spelling activities covering the full Year 5 word list and spelling patterns.

English

In English this half term we are looking older literature and focusing on ‘The Secret Garden’ and will be writing our own setting descriptions for our own secret gardens.

 

The skills we are focussing on in writing are:-

-          Using the past tense carefully and accurately

-          Including relative clauses in our work to add detail

-          Adding noun phrases to create atmosphere and further description

-          Using a full range of punctuation correctly (full stops, capital letters, exclamation marks, question marks, colons and inverted commas)

-           

If you wish to practice writing at home with your child during this time, it will be useful for you to focus on some of the above skills.

 

Further support in English:-

Topmarks: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/spelling-and-grammar (punctuation, spelling, reading activities)

BBC Bitesize: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zv48q6f (Spelling, punctuation and grammar)

Teaching Ideas: https://www.teachingideas.co.uk/writing-fiction/creative-writing-ideas (creative writing ideas)

Grammar: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCF3idoSaI6I-2bJcYtq4rvQ/videos (Anchor Education grammar songs to help recalling grammar rules)

Writing ideas: https://www.literacyshed.com/home.html (Inspiration through images and videos for writing)

The Secret Garden
Image result for the secret garden
Can you write your story about finding a secret garden. Remember to include all of your senses. As well as trying to include relative clauses and expanded noun phrases.

Maths

In Maths, we are working through adding and subtracting decimals to 3 decimal places (e.g. 0.153). We are learning to convert between fractions, decimals and percentages to solve different problems. Times tables are, of course, as important as ever so additional practise of these will be very useful as we get closer to the Summer term.

 

White Rose: https://whiterosemaths.com/resources/schemes-of-learning/primary-sols/ (maths activities across all topics)

Topmarks: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?Subject=16 (a range of maths games for KS2)

BBC Bitesize: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z826n39  (lots of information for the KS2 curriculum)

TT Rockstars: https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student/17659 (times table practise)

Adding Decimals
Can you have a go at adding these decimals please?
 
1. 3.23+4.23=
2. 2.21+6.78=
3. 4.67+1.23=
4. 6.54+8.91=
5. 3.19+6.78=
6. 5.37+0.26=
7. 7.23+3.12=
8. 4.23+8.88=
9. 3.67+ 8.99=
10. 2.45+ 6.78=
Percentages
 
Can you have a go at these questions from the work book and see how you get on?

Science

In Science this half term we are looking at changing materials and how this can change their properties and usefulness. This can be tested at home by, for example investigating how materials like water, chocolate or dough change with increased heat or coldness.

 

STEM: https://www.stem.org.uk/resources/community/collection/12724/year-2-uses-everyday-materials

Hamilton Trust: https://www.hamilton-trust.org.uk/science/year-2-science/everyday-materials-materials-matter/

Outstanding Science: https://www.outstandingscience.co.uk/index.php?action=view_page&page=view_unit&unit=2d

Gestation
 
What on Earth is gestation?
 
It's just a word used for pregnancy - how long a baby is growing and developing for until birth.
 
But do all babies from every animal (humans, dogs, cows, sharks, mice or even kangaroos!) have the same length of time for gestation?
 
Read this first:
 
https://kids.britannica.com/kids/article/gestation/399480
 
Then do a bit of research:
  • Which animal has the longest gestation period?
  • Which animal has the shortest?
  • How long is the gestation period of a cheetah?
  • How long is the gestation period of a human?

RE

In RE we are starting our topic of Lent; looking at opportunities to start anew. 

 

CAFOD: https://cafod.org.uk/Education/Primary-teaching-resources/Lent (a range of resources focussed on Lent)

BBC Bitesize: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/ztkxpv4/articles/z77jf4j

CAFOD Kidzone: https://cafod.org.uk/Education/Kidz-Zone

40 Acts of Kindness: https://40acts.org.uk/

Art

Our next art topic is linked closely to our digital images and how we perceive/show ourselves online. You could explore https://fotoram.io/editor/ to play around with different filters, layers and editing techniques to see how photos can be edited to give a different effect.

History

We have just finished our topic on Ancient Greece but we’ve barely scratched the surface of this amazing period of history. Ancient Greek gods/goddesses, important inventions and discoveries, famous figures in Greek history, what they left behind for us or important historical sites in Greek (like the Parthenon).

Our next Geography topic is all about California! But what is California best known for? Why is it so popular and famous around the world?
 
Your task is to create a reseach project all about the American state of California. You might research things like:
  • Where is California? (can you include a map?)
  • How big is it compared to England?
  • What is the climate like?
  • Stats like how many people live there?
  • What is the average temperature in the summer?
  • How are England and California different? How are they similar?
Or even some more creative ones such as:
  • What celebrities live there?
The choice is yours. Projects will receive some bonus Dojo points when we return to school; the better they are, the more points!