Homework Summer 1 Week 5

 

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Homework from now on will focus on reading, spelling and times tables.

Reading: You should be reading every day. Remember your comments should be detailed. Remember each day you can try to write a different comment.

For example:

Monday – Prediction

What do you think will happening in the next paragraph? Why?
How do you think the story will end why?
What will the character choose to do next? Why do you think this?

Tuesday – Comparing and Contrasting

Can you compare one character to another?
How does the character change throughout the text?
What is the most important section in this book and why?
What genre would you say this book is? Why?

Wednesday – Vocabulary

What is the definition of the word and explain how this word is used in the text?
Choose a word and find synonyms and antonyms for it?
What words describe the character? The setting? The atmosphere?

Thursday – Retrieval

Where and when is the story set? How do you know?
Why did the character make the choice they did?
What does the main character thinking of the other characters? How do you know?
What might the main character be thinking and why?

Friday – The Text

How does the text make you feel? Why?
What atmosphere does the author create and why?
Who would you recommend the book to and why?

Weekend- Your choice of comment!

 

Spellings: We have chosen at random 10 spellings that you have previously learnt from the 5/6 words. You must practise these spellings in your reading diary in the look, cover, write and check section. Please use this (Week beginning 14th May) to help you remember your spellings.

 

Apparent                Appreciate

Community           Communicate

Committee             Environment

 Immediate            Immediately

Temperature         Vegetable

 

Mental Maths:

Underneath the look, cover, write section, there is a mental math box. For homework this week we would like you focus on a specific times table. (Practise this more than once in the mental math section.)  This could also be the division facts of a times table.

 

You could also try the challenge below!

Numerically Equal!

Can you draw a square in which the perimeter is numerically equal to the area.

Red square.

What size square will I need to draw?

What about drawing a rectangle that is twice as long as it is wide which still has a perimeter numerically equal to its area?

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Terrific Tableaux

Year 5 have used tableaux to help  them gain a better understanding of how characters could feel. As a class, Year 5 identified the key events of a book they heard the story to and then watched. They then created a tableau of one of these scenes and focused on their physical positioning, body language and facial expressions of characters.

In creating a tableau Year 5 could image themselves as the characters and identified the thoughts and feelings they could have. This then helped them to devise vocabulary that depicted a characters emotion or words that could create suspense for the reader.

 

What did your tableau depict and what emotive vocabulary did it help you create?

Perfecting our pointillism!

This term, Year 5 have been developing and perfecting the art of pointillism. Here are a few of the latest art pieces.

Pointillism requires a lot of patience to be successful, as each dot has to be carefully placed to ensure the technique looks perfect!

We have been experimenting with the best ways to make dots and have applied them to the final masterpieces!

What objects/materials do you think have made the best dots on paper?

 

Narrative Writing

This week Year 5 have been learning about writing a narrative. They have listened to and watched a short story and begun to identify the features needed to write a short story. The stimuli is based on a young child hearing noises in the wall! From this they have been able to identify the structure of a narrative, identify figurative language to describe different scenes and identified emotive vocabulary.


How will this learning help you write a story?

Persuasive Power

Year 5 have learnt about the skills needed to write a persuasive letter. From a choice of three topics they have applied great writing skills. Many used the power of three, clear statistics and were very selective over vocabulary in order to persuade the recipient of the letter. In pairs, Year 5 then edited each paragraph in order to ensure it was the most persuasive and powerful!

What persuasive phrases or effective vocabulary have you used within your paragraph?

 

Scratch

Year 5 are continuing to secure and develop new and old skills to help become expert computer programmers! They have continued to develop their understanding of the program. This has included creating a maze and programming several characters to create a game!

 

What is one learning point you need to remember to apply to the next lesson?

Homework Summer 1 Week 4

 

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Homework from now on will focus on reading, spelling and times tables.

Reading: You should be reading every day. Remember your comments should be detailed. Remember each day you can try to write a different comment.

For example:

Monday – Prediction

What do you think will happening in the next paragraph? Why?
How do you think the story will end why?
What will the character choose to do next? Why do you think this?

Tuesday – Comparing and Contrasting

Can you compare one character to another?
How does the character change throughout the text?
What is the most important section in this book and why?
What genre would you say this book is? Why?

Wednesday – Vocabulary

What is the definition of the word and explain how this word is used in the text?
Choose a word and find synonyms and antonyms for it?
What words describe the character? The setting? The atmosphere?

Thursday – Retrieval

Where and when is the story set? How do you know?
Why did the character make the choice they did?
What does the main character thinking of the other characters? How do you know?
What might the main character be thinking and why?

Friday – The Text

How does the text make you feel? Why?
What atmosphere does the author create and why?
Who would you recommend the book to and why?

Weekend- Your choice of comment!

 

Spellings: We have chosen at random 10 spellings that you have previously learnt from the 5/6 words. You must practise these spellings in your reading diary in the look, cover, write and check section. Please use this (Week beginning 7th May) to help you remember your spellings.

 

Apparent          Appreciate

Community     Communicate

Committee       Environment

Immediate       Immediately

Temperature   Vegetable​

 

Mental Maths:

Underneath the look, cover, write section, there is a mental math box. For homework this week we would like you focus on a specific times table. (Practise this more than once in the mental math section.)  This could also be the division facts of a times table.

 

You could also show your understanding of angles and measure angles using a protractor!

Homework Summer 1 Week 3

 

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Homework from now on will focus on reading, spelling and times tables.

Reading: You should be reading every day. Remember your comments should be detailed. Remember each day you can try to write a different comment.

For example:

Monday – Prediction

What do you think will happening in the next paragraph? Why?
How do you think the story will end why?
What will the character choose to do next? Why do you think this?

Tuesday – Comparing and Contrasting

Can you compare one character to another?
How does the character change throughout the text?
What is the most important section in this book and why?
What genre would you say this book is? Why?

Wednesday – Vocabulary

What is the definition of the word and explain how this word is used in the text?
Choose a word and find synonyms and antonyms for it?
What words describe the character? The setting? The atmosphere?

Thursday – Retrieval

Where and when is the story set? How do you know?
Why did the character make the choice they did?
What does the main character thinking of the other characters? How do you know?
What might the main character be thinking and why?

Friday – The Text

How does the text make you feel? Why?
What atmosphere does the author create and why?
Who would you recommend the book to and why?

Weekend- Your choice of comment!

 

Spellings: We have chosen at random 10 spellings that you have previously learnt from the 5/6 words. You must practise these spellings in your reading diary in the look, cover, write and check section. Please use this (Week beginning 30th May) to help you remember your spellings.

Ancient            Awkward

Curiosity          Desperate

Disastrous        Embarrass

Harass               Necessary

Mischievous      Lightning

Mental Maths:

Underneath the look, cover, write section, there is a mental math box. For homework this week we would like you focus on a specific times table. (Practise this more than once in the mental math section.)  This could also be the division facts of a times table.

You may also use this space to show your understanding of shape by drawing possibles shapes for one of the statements below.

The shape has two pairs of parallel sides.

The shape has four right angles.

The shape is a quadrilateral.

The shape is irregular.

The shape has two lines  of symmetry.

 

REMINDER – Monday is a bank holiday! We will see you back at school on Tuesday 8th May.