Home Learning 3/3/21

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.

Now is the time to make your predictions for how the cress seeds will grow in each of the environments. Draw a grid like the one below, giving plenty of space to complete your predictions. Think about the questions below:

  1. In which environment will seeds germinate the best? Why?
  2. Where will they not germinate? Why?
  3. 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.

What do you notice about the seeds, roots, stems, leaves? Think about the size, shape and colour in your observations.

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

Home Learning 2/3/21

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

Home Learning 1/3/21

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.


Reading:

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


Maths:

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.

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.


German:

Saying what there is in a town using Es gibt …

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.

Miss Mullinger and Miss Busby

Home Learning 26/2/21

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.

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English:

Check your instructions for grammar, spelling and punctuation errors. Once you have finished this, have a go at the spelling activity below.


Reading:

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


Maths:

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.

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.


PSHE:


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

Home Learning 25/2/21

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.

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English:

Using the planning from yesterday, write your instructions. You can use the template below to help you or write it 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 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.

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.


Geography:

Today we will be looking at the different types of food that we produce in the United Kingdom. Start by watching the video below:

Now, look at both of these maps and answer the questions below them.

  • What food does the UK produce?
  • Can you spot any areas which produce more or less?
  • What produce is more common and less common?
  • Is there anything that surprises you?
  • What do you notice about both maps?
  • Are there certain areas that have a particular climate that only produces a particular crop?
  • Why are fruit trees only in the south?
  • Why is the weather important when growing crops?

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

Home Learning 24/2/21

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.

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English:

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

  • making/baking some food
  • getting ready for bed
  • how to play a game (board game, Minecraft or a sport like football)

Use the planning grid below to help you prepare your writing. Don’t forget to use the word mat from Monday’s blog post.

Reading:

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

Maths:

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.

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.

Science:

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.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zvypyrd

Your research questions to find out about. Don’t forget to use the web links below to help your research.

  • How can you tell a plant is healthy?
  • What happens if a seed is too cold?
  • What is the scientific name for when a seed begins to grow a shoot?
  • What would happen if a plant was kept in a dark place?
  • What happens if you do not water a plant enough?
  • What is the name for the scientific process in which plants make their own food?
  • Why are plants important?
  • When might plants be used in religious ceremonies?
  • Why do you think this is?
  • Are there any plants used as symbols in a religion?

Challenge – Can you explain the process of photosynthesis? Perhaps you could use a labelled diagram to help you.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zxfrwmn/articles/zss9msg

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zy66fg8/articles/zcmtk2p

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zy66fg8/articles/z98jpbk

Scientific investigation

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.

Home Learning 23/2/21

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!


Reading:

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


Maths:

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.

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.


RE:

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?

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

Home Learning 22/2/21

Welcome back Year 5, we hope you’ve have a relaxing half term. 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:

In English, we are going to begin this term by looking at instructions.

An important grammatical feature of instructions are imperative verbs, these are sometimes called bossy verbs. By using imperative verbs, we change the sentence into a command.


Reading:


Maths:

Over the next couple of days, we are going to be applying our fraction knowledge to being able to compare and order fractions that are greater than one whole. This will involve us identifying which are bigger than (greater than >) or smaller than (less than <). There are two main rules to remember. Firstly, when the denominators are the same, the greater the numerator, the greater the fraction.

The issue that makes it slightly more challenging is when the denominators are not the same. This involves having to convert the fractions into having the same denominator. This is where our second rule comes in; “Whatever you do to the denominator you have to do to 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. Note that today there is only one page of questions linked to this video (the second half of this is covered tomorrow).

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.


German:

Writing the names for places in a town

You will need: a piece of paper, a pencil, ruler, colouring pens or pencils.

New vocabulary:das Kino = the cinema; das Schwimmbad = the swimming pool; das Café = the cafe; das Museum = the museum; die Hauptstraße = the main high street; die Bibliothek = the library; die Schule = the school; die Post = the post office; die Kirche = the church; der Bahnhof = the train station; der Park = the park; der Supermarkt = the supermarket; die Brücke = the bridge; der Fluß = the river; der Markt = the market. 

  1. Please draw an illustrated plan of a town (real or imaginary)  and label all the buildings/places in German, using the vocabulary above. Make sure you copy the words correctly, giving each building/place a capital letter (all nouns start with a capital letter) and the correct word for “the” (der/die/das). You can add detail to your plan and colour it too. You don’t have to use all the places given above but include as many as you can. 
  2. Challenge: If you want to include places/buildings on your plan that are not included in the list above, use an online dictionary to look up the words in German. 
  3. https://www.german-games.net/ Go to topics, then place, then places in town. Do the tutorials and games to practise the new vocabulary from this lesson. 

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

No Device Day 12/2/21

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

Here is a special message from all of us:


English:

Produce an information booklet about what you have learnt about our topic of Stargazers. Here are some areas of Space that we have covered:

  • Gravity
  • The eight planets
  • The Sun, Moon and Earth
  • The life cycle of a star
  • Phases of the moon
  • Day and night
  • Galileo Galilei
  • Sir Isaac Newton
  • Tim Peake

Maths:


Science:

Take a walk at night with your family and take some pictures of the night sky. If the ground is dry you could lie down and stargaze! Try to have as little light around you as possible; this will make it easier to see the stars. You can see plenty of planets and constellations. Venus will be out in the evenings, while Jupiter, Saturn and Mars are visible at dawn.


Baking:

Make some space rock cakes! Here is a recipe:


Slime!

Make some Galaxy Slime! Here is a recipe:

STEP 1: Measure 1/2 cup for PVA washable school glue into a bowl. Mix with 1/2 cup of water.

STEP 2: Stir in 1/4 tsp of baking soda (can use 1/2 tsp for thicker slime).

STEP 3: Add food colouring, glitter, or confetti to this mixture and mix to incorporate everything.

If you have a different recipe for slime you can use that, just make it a galaxy slime!


DT:

A satellite is a moon, planet or machine that orbits a planet or star. Make your own satellite using different materials that you can find around the house. It needs to include:


You don’t need to post anything on Seesaw today. We hope you have a lovely half term and we will see you on Monday 22nd February!

Year 5 Team