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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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:

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.

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.

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.

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:

This week we will continue to look at instructions.

Which one of these instructions is better? Why? Use the checklist to evaluate the examples, this will help us to refresh our memory on what makes a good set of instructions.

Today we are going to apply our learning from last half term when adding fractions with different denominators to mixed numbers. A mixed number is a number that is made up of a whole number and a fraction.

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

Step 1 – Add the whole numbers together.

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 addition 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.

1.What can you remember from last week? Fill in the gaps to complete the buildings in a town words. Try to do it from memory before you check.

2. Here are the words if you need a recap:

3. Look at this sentence building grid. To say there is … something, you use Es gibt … but what comes next depends on whether the building is der /die /das.

Examples: There is a new station. = Es gibt einen neuen Bahnhof. There is a new post office. = Es gibt eine neue Post. Write at least 6 sentences using the grid saying what there is in Chelmsford or in your imaginary town which you drew last week. Pay close attention to word endings and capital letters.

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

Today we are building on the addition of fractions with different denominators from yesterday, but now with 3 fractions. Take the opportunity to recap on how to convert fractions to the same denominators from the additional modelled video on yesterday’s blog.

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.

Today, we are looking to build on the skills of addition and subtraction of fractions from yesterday, this will involve fractions with different denominators. This will use our understanding from previous half term of equivalent fractions. Below is some wording and visuals as to how to add and subtract fractions with different denominators.

Below is a video link of Miss Busby completing two worked examples and talking through the different steps to approaching the questions.

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.

Today, we are going to be looking at adding and subtracting fractions. The first rule to make sure of when adding and subtracting fractions is that the denominators are all the same. Today there is no conversion of denominators needed for these activities.

Addition – See the series of images below which illustrate addition where the denominators are the same.

Subtraction – See the series of images below which illustrate subtraction where the denominators are the same.

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.

Today in Science, we are starting our new topic of life cycles. In particular, over the next few weeks, the life cycle of plants. Watch the video below for an introduction to the topic and an explanation of the research to complete today.

Below are the different web links referred to in the teaching video. Use your observation skills to see what happens as the seeds grow.

Please watch the video below which explains the scientific investigation Miss Busby carried out over half term, into whether temperature affects the germination of cress seeds.

The results of this experiment will be released in next week’s science lesson.

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:

Before we begin to plan and write our own instructions, it is important to look at some good examples of instructions and be aware of the key features that we need to make sure that we include. Look at the example below and identify the key features using the checklist. You can colour code it like we do in school!

Today, we are continuing with our exploration of comparing and ordering fractions greater than 1. Below is a video link of Miss Busby completing two worked examples and talking through the different steps to approaching the questions.

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.

This term we have been looking at creation stories, we will be focusing on the creation stories for Christianity, Judaism and Islam. Look at the three different stories and answer these questions:

What are the main similarities and differences between these creation stories?

Why do you think all of these creation stories are similar?

Is it possible to create a universe in seven days?

Where do you think these creation story ideas came from?