WELCOME TO THE Year 5 HOME LEARNING PAGE!
The information and documents below are provided so that children are able to continue the learning that we have started in class this year and to consolidate their understanding of Key Stage 2 concepts that may need revising or revisiting.
Children have been provided with exercise books so they are able to record the work they have done during the school closure period. If your child was not in school before they had chance to collect an exercise book, they are advised to use one of their own notebooks instead.
It is not expected that any worksheets or materials are printed.
This page will be updated daily, so keep an eye out for any new tasks, materials, messages (at the very bottom of this page) and the word/shape/number of the day!
Keep safe and take care of yourselves.
If you need any help with anything, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Miss T x
Miss Tingle's Daily Quiz! will return after Easter...
In English, we have been writing descriptive narratives from the perspective of a tsunami. The children should write their own descriptive narrative from the perspective of an earthquake. They should remember to include descriptive and figurative language and apply their knowledge of grammar, punctuation and spelling to produce a high-quality independent piece of work. A model can be found here.
The children could also write and create a newspaper report, reporting the details of a natural disaster (either tsunami or earthquake). Models and a list of features to consider and include can be found here.
Click here to remind yourself of the Year 5 non-negotiables!
The children should continue to read at least 30 minutes per day. The advised texts can be found on the Year 5 Recommended Reading List. We have been reading Northern Lights by Phillip Pullman in class so the children could finish reading this independently if they wish. I have given the children a copy of this text for them to return to me upon their return to school.
The children could think of comprehension questions as they read their books. The types of questions we look at in class follow the VIPERS structure and examples of questions can be found here.
Reading Comprehension Answers
Here is a very handy activity pack for you to practise ALL of the things we have learnt so far this year in Maths. If you go through this activity pack and realise you need more practise in a particular area, you can click on the links of units we have covered below. These links will direct you to the Twinkl site.
https://www.twinkl.co.uk/offer - Use code: UKTWINKLHELPS
Below are links to packs of Twinkl worksheets and resources to download and work your way through. All units have been covered this year but if you need any help, email me.
Below are PDF files of Reasoning and Problem Solving questions relating to all of the Maths concepts we have covered so far this year:
Answers for all questions can be found here.
The Year 5 Recall Facts information can be accessed here.
It is really important that the children understand how to tell the time (both analogue and digital; 24-hour and 12-hour) and understand money. The school closure is therefore the good opportunity for children to be immersed in the real-life handling and understanding money in terms of decimal places, etc. as well as being exposed to, and understanding the purpose and value of, telling the time at home.
Here is a useful document, which gives guidance on what children are expected to know and understand in relation to time and money.
Games for telling the time: https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/116/telling-the-time
Other useful websites to help with Maths learning:
The children should revise all of the Year 5 grammar they have learnt this year. The PDFs below explain the grammar terminology used and guide the children through how to answer questions.
In class, we have covered: clauses (relative, subordinate), word classes (try having a go at writing a sentence and labelling the word classes and clauses!), parenthesis, co-ordinating and subordinating conjunctions, apostrophes, commas to avoid ambiguity, commas after adverbials, commas after subordinate clauses, modal verbs, relative pronouns, passive voice, semi-colons. You can research these terms online for revision.
Test yourselves by using these test packs here.
The children should use this time to practise the Year 5 and 6 Statutory Spellings, as well as revise all of the spelling rules covered in Year 5, 4 and 3.
This term, the children have been learning all about Earthquakes! To continue their learning, the children should research 'How to prepare for an earthquake' and create their own leaflet or television advert to teach others how to prepare and what to do when an earthquake strikes!
This term, we have been learning about Properties of Materials. The children can visit the BBC Bitesize website here to consolidate their learning and understanding of this topic. They may even want to create their own solutions by dissolving salt in water and then leaving it in a warm, dry place to see how long it takes to evaporate! Or they could make their own irreversible changes by mixing warm milk or bicarbonate of soda with vinegar.
The children could conduct a scientific experiment and create a bar chart or line graph to present the results. They could look here for information on the different types of scientific enquiry to inspire their own learning and experimenting.
Here is a research activity for the children to learn about famous scientists, who discovered helpful chemical changes!
As we are approaching Easter, the children should read the Easter Story and reflect upon the real reason as to why Christians celebrate Easter. They could even produce their own comic strip on the Easter Story.
Children should have at least 30 minutes of physical exercise per day to maintain their health and fitness. Here are some helpful websites to get your children active:
Joe Wicks is doing a PE session EVERY morning from 9am on his youtube channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ
To keep up to date on the latest news and current affairs, the children can access Newsround here. The children should be encouraged to reflect and discuss the subjects that arise while they watch.
Art and Music
Just a bit of fun! - We have been learning the lyrics and music to 'The Fresh Prince of Bel Air' this term! Perhaps the children could listen to the song and learn the lyrics and beat.
The children can use their own imagination to create a piece of artwork relating to our theme on 'Earthquakes'. It might be 2D or 3D, it doesn't matter, as long as they enjoy it!
24/3/2020: Morning all! The Maths answers are being updated continually today... I am sat here working them out!
Also - I have added a reading booklet and questions for you to have a go at.
Hope you're all taking care of yourselves!
Miss T x
I know Earth and Space isn't our Theme anymore but I just wanted to share with you this picture I took of Venus last night! I was able to check it was Venus by using the SkyView Lite app on my phone. It's worth downloading as it shows you the position of all the constellations and planets from where you are standing.