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Welcome to Year 5!

Welcome to Year 5!

It has been wonderful to meet the Year 5 classes this week.

Please have a look at our curriculum letter to see what we will be learning about this term.

Please note that this year, children in Cedar Class will need to come to school in their PE kit on Fridays, and children in Ash Class will need to come to school in their PE kit on Wednesdays, which are their PE days.   They will also need to make sure they bring a bottle of water to school each day, clearly labelled with their name.

Year 5 Class Letter

Below is the homework grid for this term based on the learning we are doing in class.  We expect the children to complete at least 3 pieces of homework each half term.  They may do more if they like!

Year 5 Homework Autumn 1

If you have any questions or concerns please email your class teacher who will be happy to discuss these with you via email or telephone conversation.

Cedar Class – ruth.samways@parkside.herts.sch.uk

Ash Class – edurne.castell@parkside.herts.sch.uk

Thank you,

Year 5 Team

Year 5 Home Learning 17.07.2020

Happy Friday Year 5!

Another busy week! We have loved seeing all your brilliant work so keep sending it in.

Here are some activities for you to complete at home today.

Spellings:

Use your spellings in a story. Be as creative as you can.

Spelling story

Maths:

Try our Multiples Challenge.

Multiples 17.7.20

As an added challenge set yourself a time challenge and see how long it takes you to complete it.

Use the answers below to check your work – no peeking before you have completed the questions!

Multiples Answers 17.7.20

Reading:

Read the extract attached from ‘Malala Yousafzai’. Then has a go at answering the questions we have set for you about the non-fiction text. All the answers can be found in the text!

Malala Yousafzai Comprehension

Science:

Look at the three images and come up with as many similarities and differences as you can. Think about:

  • appearance
  • what they do
  • where they might be found

Decide on which one you think is the odd one out and why. Give a reason for your answer and there is no wrong answer!

Keeping Active:

Have a look at Go Noodle or Cosmic Kids on You Tube. Choose one or more activities you would like to do.

Keep in touch – remember any work you have completed can be emailed to us to be marked. This can be typed work or a photo.

Please email Friday’s work to Mrs Parmar and Miss Castell to be marked.

Have a lovely Summer Break Year 5. Rest and enjoy the sunshine. We will see you in September in Year 6.

Stay safe.

Mrs Parmar, Mrs Samways and Miss Castell

finella.parmar@parkside.herts.sch.uk

edurne.castell@parkside.herts.sch.uk

 

 

Year 5 Home Learning 16.07.2020

Happy Thursday everyone!

Here are some activities for you to complete at home today:

 

Morning Challenge:

Here’s a little something to get your brain warmed up this morning!

 

https://www.morningchallenge.co.uk/july-16th

 

Spellings:

 

Group 1, Group 2 and 3:

dictionary, existence, especially, neighbour, average, conscience, vehicle shoulder, relevant, twelfth

 

 

Can you write each of your spelling words backwards?

Spelling backwards

 

Maths:

 

Task 1: Can you complete some monster multiplication? (weekly activities, week 14, Friday)

 

Task 2: You are going to focus on 3D shapes, reflection and translation this week.

Today you are going to complete lesson 4:  Translation.

 

Watch the video using this link:  https://vimeo.com/434627281

 

Complete the activity

Lesson-4-Translation

Reading:

 

You are going to read a book called ‘The Haunting of Rose Cottage.’

Today we would like you to read Chapter 4 and complete the online quiz.  This has been set as a 2Do on Purple Mash for you.

 

English:

 

Task 1: Take the quiz and see how many you can get correct. This quiz is focused on identifying the different features of a text.

Let us know what your score was!

https://www.educationquizzes.com/ks2/english/text-features/

 

 

 

 

Task 2:

What does Demdike mean? Why has Zeph been acting strangely? Who is James? All of these questions come from Chapter 4 of The Haunting of Rose Cottage. Can you write the next part of the story? Use the template and remember to use the ‘think about’ box to help you with ideas. This has been set for you as a Purple Mash 2Do today. (link to chapter 4 of book)

 

 

Keep in touch – remember any work you have completed can be emailed to us to be marked. This can be typed work or a photo.

 

Stay safe.

Mrs Samways and Miss Castell

Ruth.Samways@parkside.herts.sch.uk

Edurne.Castell@parkside.herts.sch.uk

 

 

 

Year 5 Home Learning 15.07.2020

Happy Wednesday everyone!

Here are some activities for you to complete at home today:

 

Morning Challenge:

Here’s a little something to get your brain warmed up this morning!

 

https://www.morningchallenge.co.uk/july-15th

 

Spellings:

 

Group 1, Group 2 and 3:

dictionary, existence, especially, neighbour, average, conscience, vehicle shoulder, relevant, twelfth

 

 

Practise your spellings using the pyramid strategy today!

 

Maths:

 

Task 1: Can you find the answer to each question?

 

Task 2: You are going to focus on 3D shapes, reflection and translation this week.

Today you are going to complete lesson 3:  Reflection.

 

Watch the video using this link:  https://vimeo.com/434627078

 

Complete the activity

Lesson-3-Reflection

Reading:

 

You are going to read a book called ‘The Haunting of Rose Cottage.’

Today we would like you to read Chapter 3 and complete the online quiz.  This has been set as a 2Do on Purple Mash for you.

 

English:

 

Task 1: Take the quiz and see how many you can get correct. This quiz is focused on identifying what onomatopoeia is and how it is used in sentences. .

Let us know what your score was!

https://www.educationquizzes.com/ks2/english/onomatopoeia/

 

 

 

 

 

Task 2:

The children told each other spooky stories in Chapter 3 of The Haunting of Rose Cottage. Can you write a ghost story that could be told at a sleepover. Use the template and remember to use the ‘think about’ box to help you with ideas. This has been set for you as a Purple Mash 2Do today. (link to chapter 3 of book)

 

 

Keep in touch – remember any work you have completed can be emailed to us to be marked. This can be typed work or a photo.

 

Stay safe.

Mrs Samways and Miss Castell

Ruth.Samways@parkside.herts.sch.uk

Edurne.Castell@parkside.herts.sch.uk

 

 

 

Year 5 Home Learning 13.07.2020

We hope you had a lovely weekend!  Here are some activities for you to complete at home today:

 

Morning Challenge:

Here’s a little something to get your brain warmed up this morning!

https://www.morningchallenge.co.uk/july-13th

 

Spellings:

 

Group 1, Group 2 and 3:

dictionary, existence, especially, neighbour, average, conscience, vehicle shoulder, relevant, twelfth

 

It’s LOOK, SAY, COVER, WRITE, CHECK time today to practise your spellings!

Spellings LSCWC

 

Maths:

 

Task 1: How many questions can you do today? Start with the Bronze, move to Silver and then complete Gold, if you’re feeling like a challenge. Send us your answers and we’ll let you know how many you got correct!

 

Task 2: You are going to focus on 3D shapes, reflection and translation this week.

Today you are going to complete lessson1:  regular and irregular polygons.

 

Watch the video using this link:  https://vimeo.com/434626861

 

Complete the activity:

Lesson-1-Regular-and-irregular-polygons

 

Reading:

 

You are going to read a book called ‘The Haunting of Rose Cottage.’

Today we would like you to read Chapter 1 and complete the online quiz.  This has been set as a 2Do on Purple Mash for you.

 

English:

 

Task 1: Take the quiz and see how many you can get correct. This quiz is focused on identifying what a preposition is and how they are used in a sentence.

Let us know what your score was!

 

https://www.educationquizzes.com/ks2/english/prepositions/

 

 

 

Task 2:

Just as Cally did in the first chapter of the story, imagine you have moved into a new home. Choose a picture and imagine you have moved there. Write a detailed description of the house. Remember to look the ‘Think about’ box to help you with ideas. This task has been set as a Purple Mash 2Do today. (task linked to chapter 1 of book)

 

 

 

Something Fun:

Follow the instructions on the video to create your own underwater scene! Have fun!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfBuVgfb7Es

 

 

 

 

Keep in touch – remember any work you have completed can be emailed to us to be marked. This can be typed work or a photo.

 

Stay safe.

Mrs Samways and Miss Castell

Ruth.Samways@parkside.herts.sch.uk

Edurne.Castell@parkside.herts.sch.uk

 

 

 

Year 5 Home Learning 10.07.2020

Happy Friday Year 5!

Another busy week! We have loved seeing all your brilliant work so keep sending it in.

Here are some activities for you to complete at home today.

Spellings:

Use your spellings in a story. Be as creative as you can.

Spelling story

Maths:

Try our Factors and Multiples Challenge.

Factors and Multiples (10.7.20)

As an added challenge set yourself a time challenge and see how long it takes you to complete it.

Use the answers below to check your work – no peeking before you have completed the questions!

Factors and Multiples Answers (10.7.20)

Reading:

Read the extract attached from ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’. Then has a go at answering the questions we have set for you about the narrative text. All the answers can be found in the story!

Kensuke’s Kingdom Comprehension

Science:

What if there were no desserts?

  • What kind of plants are in a desert?
  • Where would camels live?
  • Are there any useful materials in a desert?

Have a look at how a hot dessert is formed.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/znxsgk7/revision/1

Discover how animals have adapted to survive the dessert by watching this video. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zxcb4wx

Now think about the original questions: What is there were no desserts? How would the world be different?

Keeping Active:

Have a look at Go Noodle or Cosmic Kids on You Tube. Choose one or more activities you would like to do.

Fun Friday – Whole School Activity

Today is Bee Awareness Day. Make a bee from toilet roll and find out how bees make honey. What is the difference between a bee and a wasp?

Keep in touch – remember any work you have completed can be emailed to us to be marked. This can be typed work or a photo.

Please email Friday’s work to Mrs Parmar and Miss Castell to be marked.

Stay safe.

Mrs Parmar, Mrs Samways and Miss Castell

finella.parmar@parkside.herts.sch.uk

edurne.castell@parkside.herts.sch.uk

 

 

Year 5 Home Learning 09.07.2020

Happy Thursday everyone!

Here are some activities for you to complete at home today:

 

Morning Challenge:

Here’s a little something to get your brain warmed up this morning!

https://www.morningchallenge.co.uk/july-9th

 

Spellings:

 

Group 1:

terrible, possible, edible, reversible, invincible, incredible

forgivable, adorable, enjoyable, valuable, breakable, reliable 

 

Group 2 and 3:

especially, neighbour, determined, accommodate, interfere, committee, apparent, harass, aggressive, communicate

 

Can you write each of your spelling words backwards?

 

Spelling backwards

Maths:

 

Task 1: Can you solve the answers to these questions? This is a Purple Mash 2Do for you today.

 

Task 2: You are going to focus on angles; estimating, naming, drawing and measuring different angles this week.

Today you are going to complete lesson 4:  calculating angles around a point.

 

Watch the video using this link:  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

 

Complete the activity:

 

Calculating-angles-around-a-point Thurs

Reading:

 

Choose one of your favourite books and complete at least one of these activities about it!

Free Reading Tasks Thurs

English:

 

Task 1:

This week our English tasks are going to be focused around this short video, called ‘The Catch’.  https://vimeo.com/76356335

 

Can you write the story from fox’s point of view?

Think about the following things:

  • How did the fox get stuck in the first place?
  • What did he think when the boy found him?
  • Did he want the boy to chase him?
  • How did he disappear at the end of the clip?
  • Write in the 1st person

Try to include:

  • A verb or adverb to start your sentence (bounding across the grass)
  • Use short, snappy sentences
  • Tell the reader when something happened (moments later)
  • Expanded nouns phrases (trembling, terrified fox)
  • Interesting vocabulary choices (leaping instead of ran, seized instead of grabbed)

 

 

Keep in touch – remember any work you have completed can be emailed to us to be marked. This can be typed work or a photo.

 

Stay safe.

Mrs Samways and Miss Castell

Ruth.Samways@parkside.herts.sch.uk

Edurne.Castell@parkside.herts.sch.uk

 

Year 5 Home Learning 08.07.2020

Happy Wednesday everyone!

Here are some activities for you to complete at home today:

 

Morning Challenge:

Here’s a little something to get your brain warmed up this morning!

 

https://www.morningchallenge.co.uk/july-8th

 

Spellings:

 

Group 1:

terrible, possible, edible, reversible, invincible, incredible

forgivable, adorable, enjoyable, valuable, breakable, reliable

 

 

Group 2 and 3:

especially, neighbour, determined, accommodate, interfere, committee, apparent, harass, aggressive, communicate

 

Practise your spellings using the pyramid strategy today!

Spelling- pyramids

Maths:

 

Task 1: Can you convert these times between the 12 hour and 24 hour time? This is a Purple Mash 2Do for you today.

 

Task 2: You are going to focus on angles; estimating, naming, drawing and measuring different angles this week.

Today you are going to complete lesson 3:  calculate angles on a straight line.

 

Watch the video using this link:  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

 

Complete the activity:

Calculating-angles-on-a-straight-line Weds

 

Reading:

 

You are going to continue reading the book called ‘The Tiger’s Path’.

Today we would like you to read Chapter 5 and complete the online quiz.  This has been set as a 2Do on Purple Mash for you.

 

English:

 

This week our English tasks are going to be focused around this short video, called ‘The Catch’ https://vimeo.com/76356335

 

Today we would like you to create a word search, using the story as your inspiration. Watch the story and think of 12 words you could use that link to the story e.g. fox, chase, friendship, courage etc.

 

Use the template on this document to create your own word search. Have fun!

Wordsearch Weds

 

Keep in touch – remember any work you have completed can be emailed to us to be marked. This can be typed work or a photo.

 

Stay safe.

Mrs Samways and Miss Castell

Ruth.Samways@parkside.herts.sch.uk

Edurne.Castell@parkside.herts.sch.uk

 

 

 

Year 5 Home Learning 07.07.2020

Here are some activities for you to complete at home today:

 

Morning Challenge:

Here’s a little something to get your brain warmed up this morning!

https://www.morningchallenge.co.uk/july-7th

 

Spellings:

 

Group 1:

terrible, possible, edible, reversible, invincible, incredible

forgivable, adorable, enjoyable, valuable, breakable, reliable 

 

 

Group 2 and 3:

especially, neighbour, determined, accommodate, interfere, committee, apparent, harass, aggressive, communicate

 

Can you write each spelling word in a sentence to show its meaning?

Spellings – write in a sentence

 

Maths:

 

Task 1: Can you complete this sheet, thinking about all the different ways to show facts about the number 2500?

Tues starter

Task 2: You are going to focus on angles; estimating, naming, drawing and measuring different angles this week.

Today you are going to complete lesson 2:  drawing lines and angles accurately.

 

Watch the video using this link:  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

 

Complete the activity:

Drawing-lines-and-angles-accurately Tues

 

Reading:

 

You are going to continue reading the book called ‘The Tiger’s Path.

Today we would like you to read Chapter 4 and complete the online quiz.  This has been set as a 2Do on Purple Mash for you.

 

English:

 

Task 1:

This week our English tasks are going to be focused around this short video, called ‘The Catch’.   https://vimeo.com/76356335

 

Using the internet and books you may have at home, can you research different kinds of homes that people may live in around the world? There are some research ideas and examples on this sheet to help you.

 

Keep in touch – remember any work you have completed can be emailed to us to be marked. This can be typed work or a photo.

 

Stay safe.

Mrs Samways and Miss Castell

Ruth.Samways@parkside.herts.sch.uk

Edurne.Castell@parkside.herts.sch.uk