Homework!

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: You must practise these spellings in your reading diary in the look, cover, write and check section. Please use this to help you remember your spellings.

  • lightning
  • familiar
  • foreign
  • harass
  • immediate
  • immediately
  • interrupt
  • occupy
  • sacrifice
  • soldier

Mental Maths:

Underneath the look, cover, write section, there is a mental math box. For homework this week we would like you focus on telling the time using an analogue clock! Below is a video going over the fundamentals and a clock you can use to experiment with online:

When you’re feeling confident, why not test your skills on this online game?

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/116/telling_the_time#

 

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Homework!

 

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: You must practise these spellings in your reading diary in the look, cover, write and check section. Please use this to help you remember your spellings.

  • determined
  • develop
  • dictionary
  • disastrous
  • embarrass
  • environment
  • equipped
  • especially
  • exaggerate
  • excellent

Mental Maths:

Underneath the look, cover, write section, there is a mental math box. For homework this week we would like you focus on place value columns and multiplying numbers by 10, 100 and 1000. The video below will remind you of the steps you need to take:

When you’re confident in your skills, why not refresh your times tables knowledge with this interactive archery game? It can be played individually or with a partner:

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/399/Archery-Arithmetic-Multiplication

 

Homework!

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: You must practise these spellings in your reading diary in the look, cover, write and check section. Please use this to help you remember your spellings and make sure you can use each word in a sentence.

  • competition
  • conscience
  • conscious
  • controversy
  • convenience
  • correspond
  • criticise
  • curiosity
  • definite
  • desperate

Mental Maths:

Underneath the look, cover, write section, there is a mental math box. Over the holidays we would like you to explore the ‘information for parents’ section of the blog to access the BBC Bitesize activities for English and the instructional videos for Maths.

Information for parents!

Homework!

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: You must practise these spellings in your reading diary in the look, cover, write and check section. Please use this to help you remember your spellings.

  • accommodate
  • accompany
  • according
  • achieve
  • apparent
  • amateur
  • achieve
  • available
  • bruise
  • category

Mental Maths:

Underneath the look, cover, write section, there is a mental math box. For homework this week we would like you focus on area and perimeter. Practise drawing quadrilaterals and working out their perimeter by adding up all the sides and their area by multiplying the length and width of the shape together. If you need reminding which is which here’s a helpful song:

 

It’s the cycle of life

Having looked in-depth at the life cycle of a flowering plant, this week Year 5 turned their attention to the animal kingdom, comparing the life cycles of mammals and birds. After an initial class discussion, it was time for the students to create an informative display. Below is a small selection of their colourful cycles:

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Which mammal or bird fact interested you the most?

Cormorant Treat Day

Next Tuesday 11th December is Cormorant Class Treat Day! If they wish to, Cormorants are allowed to wear their own clothes to school that day, as well as bring in suitable handheld electronic games to play with in the afternoon. To avoid any confusion, please ensure that all electronics are clearly labelled with the student’s name.

Information for Parents!

The ‘Information for Parents’ section of the Year 5 Blog has been updated with resources which can be used for supporting learning at home. The resources selected all follow methods used in school to teach the subjects within the National Curriculum. More resources will be added in the future.

Click on the ‘Information for Parents’ tab at the top of the web page, or click on the link below:

Information for Parents

Homework!

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: You must practise these spellings in your reading diary in the look, cover, write and check section. Please use this to help you remember your spellings.

  • inconsiderate
  • impatient
  • illegible
  • inability
  • impossible
  • immature
  • inactive
  • illegal
  • imperfect
  • incorrect

Mental Maths:

Underneath the look, cover, write section, there is a mental math box. For homework this week we would like you focus on mental addition. Below is a video detailing some methods you can use to improve your speed, practise some addition problems and try solving them in your head!

Making Masks

Following a hands-on experience at the Horniman Museum, Year 5 were ready to create masks of their own. Drawing inspiration from the varied designs of tribal masks found in western and central Africa, students used clay to sculpt their initial shapes. Finally, they applied paint in order to bring their masks to life!