We hope you all have a relaxing break, and we can’t wait to see you all after Easter. Here is a picture of the amazing work that you’ve completed for the end of our Allotment topic:

See you in 2 weeks!

Year 5 team

We hope you all have a relaxing break, and we can’t wait to see you all after Easter. Here is a picture of the amazing work that you’ve completed for the end of our Allotment topic:

See you in 2 weeks!

Year 5 team

Hello Poplar and Pine!

Have a go at the following activities and then submit your work on Seesaw, using the Seesaw code that has been stuck into your Reading Records. **You can complete it either on a piece of paper or by printing the sheets:**

**Spellings**:

**English:**

This week we will be revising using commas to clarify what we mean. Watch the video below then complete the activity.

**Maths:**

For maths, apply your understanding of subtracting fractions with the same denominators and then mixed numbers by solving the two riddles in the document below. There is no need to print the sheet out, you can just write out your answers on a piece of paper.

For those who wish to then tackle subtraction of fractions with denominators that are not multiples of each, as well as mixed numbers, then have a go at the more complicated riddles below.

The answers are attached at the bottom of the sheets or as an additional document – no peeking!!

Don’t forget to use **Times Tables Rockstars** and **Spelling Shed**. Also, write in your **Reading Record** when you read at home, then put all of your work on SeeSaw.

Miss Mullinger and Miss Busby

Hello Poplar and Pine!

Have a go at the following activities and then submit your work on Seesaw, using the Seesaw code that has been stuck into your Reading Records. **You can complete it either on a piece of paper or by printing the sheets:**

**Spellings**:

**English:**

We are revising Modal Verbs this week. Watch the video below and complete the activity.

**Maths:**

For maths, apply your understanding of adding fractions with the same denominators by solving the two riddles in the document below. There is no need to print the sheet out, you can just write out your answers on a piece of paper.

For those who wish to then tackle addition of fractions with denominators that are not multiples of each other have a go at the more complicated riddles below.

The answers are attached at the bottom of the sheets or as an additional document – no peeking!!

Don’t forget to use **Times Tables Rockstars** and **Spelling Shed**. Also, write in your **Reading Record** when you read at home, then put all of your work on SeeSaw.

Miss Mullinger and Miss Busby

Hello Poplar and Pine!

Have a go at the following activities and then submit your work on Seesaw, using the Seesaw code that has been stuck into your Reading Records. **You can complete it either on a piece of paper or by printing the sheets:**

**Spellings:**

**English:**

Watch the video then have a go at the grammar activity below that focuses on pronouns.

You could also have a go at the reading activity below if you want to extend yourself:

**Maths:**

For maths, apply your understanding of equivalent fractions to complete the fraction flowers in the document below. There is no need to print the sheet out, you can just draw your results on a piece of paper.

For those who wish to then tackle a more complicated challenge, take a look at the Fraction Puzzler activity below.

The answers are attached at the bottom of the sheets or as an additional document – no peeking!!

Don’t forget to use **Times Tables Rockstars** and **Spelling Shed**. Also, write in your **Reading Record** when you read at home, then put all of your work on SeeSaw.

Miss Mullinger and Miss Busby

As it is the last day before we return to school, we have prepared some activities that you can do that don’t require a device. You can also go to the park or even play in your garden!

**English:**

Today we will be revising **Imperative Verbs**. You can have a go at the activities below which include a maze and a word search.

Alternatively, you could have a go at making your own word search using imperative verbs!

**Reading:**

Spend half an hour reading a book of your choice, you can write a book review for it if you like.

**Maths:**

In maths we are going to look at fractions and equivalent fractions visually. Today you will be carrying out a practical investigation.

Select a packet of sweets or collect some objects from home, eg lego or objects outside. Can you investigate fractions based on maybe colour, size, type of material used? Then challenge yourself to express the fraction in its lowest form. Are there other ways that you could separate the different objects and express them as a fraction?

**Topic:**

- Go for a nature walk and record as many different plants as you can find, note down their colour/size and shape. Then sketch one of your plants, using some sketching techniques that we looked at during Tudor topic (shading, smudging etc)
- Making a fruit or veg salad.
- Draw a bird’s eye view of their home, making sure to label as they go

Have a relaxing weekend, we can’t wait to see you all on Monday!

Miss Busby and Miss Mullinger

Hello Year 5. Happy World Book Day! Here is our *Happy Picture of the Day*:

Below is the home learning for today. Remember that you don’t need to print off the work you can complete it on a separate piece of paper.

**Each day we expect you to complete:**

20 minutes of reading, 20 minutes of Times Table Rockstars and 20 minutes of Spelling Shed.

**English:**

Using the planning from yesterday, write your instructions.

**Reading:**

You can have a go at some of these activities below for World Book Day.

**Maths:**

We are continuing with subtracting mixed numbers with different denominators, but now they will break the whole. This means that we need to look at the mixed number and convert it into an improper fraction.

Miss Busby will show you the steps below and work through the example of images below.

Step 1 – Subtraction the whole numbers.

Step 2 – Separate the fraction element.

Step 3 – Convert one fraction so that the denominator is the same as the other. Remembering the rule that what you do to the denominator you do to the numerator.

Step 4 – Identify that the subtraction with the same denominator is not one you can do.

Option 1 – Convert original mixed number into improper fraction and then subtract the fraction with the same denominator as calculated from Step 3. Then convert back into a mixed number.

Option 2 – Convert one whole of original mixed number into improper fraction and then subtract the fraction with the same denominator as calculated from Step 3.

Using this knowledge, watch the video clip below and have a go at the worksheet questions you are directed to complete. There is no need to print the sheet out you can just write the question number and your answer.

You can mark your work using the attached answer sheet (again, no need to print this out, just use it to check your answers).

If you are feeling confident, you can have a look at the extra challenge questions below. To be able to tackle these questions you will need to watch the video clip below which shows Miss Busby explaining how to subtract mixed fractions which have denominators that are not multiples of each other and break through a whole.

**Geography:**

Have a look at the maps below and answer these questions:

- What countries produce a lot of food?
- What countries produce less food?
- How much does the UK produce based on this map?

- Pick out particular foods, eg cocoa beans, bananas, carrots?
- How many places produce the food that you’ve picked?
- Why do you think this is?

The answers are at the bottom of the PDF documents, no peeking! We can’t wait to see your work on Seesaw.

Miss Mullinger and Miss Busby

Hello Year 5. Here is our *Happy Picture of the Day*:

Below is the home learning for today. Remember that you don’t need to print off the work you can complete it on a separate piece of paper.

**Each day we expect you to complete:**

20 minutes of reading, 20 minutes of Times Table Rockstars and 20 minutes of Spelling Shed.

**English:**

Today we will be planning instructions. You can write instructions about one of the following options:

- making/baking some food
- getting ready for bed or school
- how to play a game (board game, Minecraft or a sport like football)
- You could also rewrite one of the examples from Monday!

**Reading:**

Read this extract from *The Secret Garden* and answer the questions next to it.

**Maths:**

Today we are going to apply our understanding of subtracting fractions with different denominators to mixed numbers. A mixed number is a number that is made up of a whole number and a fraction. (Remember we looked at addition of mixed numbers on Monday this week)

Miss Busby will show you the steps below and work through the example of images below.

Step 1 – Subtract the whole numbers.

Step 2 – Separate the fraction element.

Step 3 – Convert one fraction so that the denominator is the same as the other. Remembering the rule that what you do to the denominator you do to the numerator.

Step 4 – Carry out the subtraction with the same denominator.

Step 5 – Convert the answer into a mixed number

Step 6 – Remember to add in the whole number answer from Step 1.

Step 7 – Convert the fraction into its lowest form.

Using this knowledge, watch the video clip below and have a go at the worksheet questions you are directed to complete. There is no need to print the sheet out you can just write the question number and your answer.

You can mark your work using the attached answer sheet (again, no need to print this out, just use it to check your answers).

If you are feeling confident, you can have a look at the extra challenge questions below. To be able to tackle these questions you will need to watch the video clip below which shows Miss Busby explaining how to subtract fractions which have denominators that are not multiples of each other.

**Science:**

Today in Science, we are continuing with our investigation into life cycles. Last week you researched conditions that plants need to be able to grow. You are going to apply this understanding first to make predictions about what will happen to the cress seeds that Miss Busby planted at half term and shared in her video. This experiment was designed to look at the impact of temperature on the germination of seeds.

Refresh your mind by watching the video again, particularly noting the four different environments that the cress seeds were going to be planted in.

- In which environment will seeds germinate the best? Why?
- Where will they not germinate? Why?
- Will there be some cases where they germinate, but do not grow? Why?

There are a series of videos that show the germination of the cress seeds over the period of six days. Watch each one and make observations about the results each day for each of the environments.

**Option 1 **– You could lay out your observations like this. Try not to make it too small, you may need to have several grids to represent a couple of days.

**Option 2 **– Or maybe you will have a table for each day. Then there may be space to include illustrations of what you observe.

Below are all the video clips for each day of the cress seed growing experiment. Feel free to not watch each video straight after the other. Make sure to write your observations and make your drawings for one day before you move on to the next.

Day One https://youtu.be/bdjK2Iv6w-Y

Day Two https://youtu.be/gx9o-IUWdRw

Day Three https://youtu.be/ltWKX9SnSlY

Day Four https://youtu.be/gYyjsjltQuA

Day Five https://youtu.be/MS9mdBXQrHo

Day Six https://youtu.be/01bPrYRVyu8

Day Twelve https://youtu.be/f1kptW-OIdM

We look forward to seeing your observations shared on SeeSaw.

The answers are at the bottom of the PDF documents, no peeking! We can’t wait to see your work on Seesaw.

Miss Mullinger and Miss Busby

Hello Year 5. Here is our *Happy Picture of the Day*:

Below is the home learning for today. Remember that you don’t need to print off the work you can complete it on a separate piece of paper.

**Each day we expect you to complete:**

20 minutes of reading, 20 minutes of Times Table Rockstars and 20 minutes of Spelling Shed.

**English:**

Today we will be looking at an organisational device that is not only used in instructions, but in many different types of writing: **bullet points**! Watch the video at have a go at the activities from the link below:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvwwxnb/articles/z2yydxs

Have a go at the activities below, remember you don’t have to print the sheet you can write your answers on a separate piece of paper.

**Reading:**

Read this extract from *The Secret Garden* and answer the questions next to it.

**Maths:**

Today, we are moving on to looking at subtracting fractions. You are already comfortable with subtracting fractions which have the same denominator. Today’s learning is all about subtraction of fractions with different denominators. You should now be becoming more comfortable with calculating equivalent fractions but below is a worked example that shows the steps to follow.

Convert the denominators on one fraction so that they are the same as the other. Remember the rule that “whatever you do to the denominator you do to the numerator”. Rewrite the calculation and then do the straight forward subtraction of the numerator.

Using this knowledge, watch the video clip below and have a go at the worksheet questions you are directed to complete. There is no need to print the sheet out you can just write the question number and your answer.

You can mark your work using the attached answer sheet (again, no need to print this out, just use it to check your answers).

If you are feeling confident, you can have a look at the extra challenge questions below. To be able to tackle these questions you will need to watch the video clip below which shows Miss Busby explaining how to subtract fractions which have denominators that are not multiples of each other.

**RE:**

This term we are looking at creation stories. Last week we focused on the creation stories for Christianity, Judaism and Islam. This week, we are looking at Buddhism and Sikhism. Look at the two different religions and answer these questions:

- What are the main similarities and differences between these two creation stories?
- How does the creation story for Sikhism compare with the religions you looked at last week? (Christianity, Judaism and Islam)
- Why do you think all of these creation stories are similar?

Sikhism

Buddhism

**Do religions need to have a creation story? Why? Why not?**

**Why don’t some religions have a creation story?**

The answers are at the bottom of the PDF documents, no peeking! We can’t wait to see your work on Seesaw.

Miss Mullinger and Miss Busby