Year 5 Spellings

Hello Parents/Carers,

Below is a list of the spellings for our first test on Wednesday 18th September 2019:

  • accommodate
  • accompany
  • according
  • achieve
  • aggressive
  • amateur
  • ancient
  • apparent
  • appreciate
  • attached

We’ll be giving out the new set of spellings on Friday 20th September 2019.

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Homework!

This week’s reading recommendation is…

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Reading: Remember to read every day to explore as many books as possible. Your comments should be detailed and try to write a different comment each day.

For example:

Monday – Prediction

What do you think will happen 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 think 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.

  • advice
  • advise
  • device
  • devise
  • licence
  • license
  • practice
  • practise
  • prophecy
  • prophesy

Mental Maths:

Underneath the look, cover, write section, there is a mental math box. Next week we will be covering a range of different maths subjects. For homework this week we would like you to continue to focus on practising your times tables!

Remember to use Times Tables Rockstars to practise at home and keep improving your score!

https://ttrockstars.com/login

Here is an online game where you solve the problems as quickly as you can and then knock down as many pins as you can!

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/318/Tommys-Trek-Times-Tables

Homework!

Empty 2 litre fizzy drinks bottle amnesty!

Next week Year 5 will be using plastic bottles in their science, if you have any empty 2 litre fizzy drinks bottles spare please bring them in for the classes to use! They need to be fizzy drinks bottles as these have a particular kind of top.

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This half term we are setting another whole school homework task. We are asking children to write a short piece on the theme: ‘Why is it important that equality exists? Why is Heavers Farm a champion for equality?

We will choose a winner from each year group. The prize will be announced later in the term.

This week’s reading recommendation is…

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Reading: Remember to read every day to explore as many books as possible. Your comments should be detailed and try to write a different comment each day.

For example:

Monday – Prediction

What do you think will happen 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 think 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.

  • bought = past tense of buy
  • thought = past tense of think
  • brought = past tense of bring
  • fought = past tense of fight
  • although = an opposing conjunction
  • rough = having a un even or irregular surface
  • tough = able to endure hardship
  • enough = as much or as many as required
  • cough = expel air from the lungs with a sudden sharp sound
  • though = however

Mental Maths:

Underneath the look, cover, write section, there is a mental math box. Next week we will be covering a range of different maths subjects. For homework this week we would like you to focus on practising your times tables!

Remember to use Times Tables Rockstars to practise at home and keep improving your score!

https://ttrockstars.com/login

Here is an online game where you have to find the answer to the times table question on a sign in the level – press the UP arrow when you are standing in front of the correct sign to check your answer and use the CTRL key to jump on any pesky enemies.

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/318/Tommys-Trek-Times-Tables

Homework!

As we move through the final term, now would be a great opportunity to check out the Information for Parents section of the blog to identify any areas of Maths you might not be confident in. Use the videos to recap the skills!

https://hfpsy5.wordpress.com/information-for-parents/

This half term we are setting another whole school homework task. We are asking children to write a short piece on the theme: ‘Why is it important that equality exists? Why is Heavers Farm a champion for equality?

We will choose a winner from each year group. The prize will be announced later in the term.

This week’s reading recommendation is…

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Reading: Remember to read every day to explore as many books as possible. Your comments should be detailed and try to write a different comment each day.

For example:

Monday – Prediction

What do you think will happen 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 think 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.

  • adorable = cute
  • valuable = worth a great deal
  • desirable = something which everyone would want
  • believable = something you could believe
  • justifiable = something which is right or reasonable
  • reliable = consistently good in quality or performance
  • dependable = trustworthy and reliable
  • comfortable = something which provides physical ease or relaxation
  • understandable = something you can understand
  • enjoyable = something you find fun

Mental Maths:

Underneath the look, cover, write section, there is a mental math box. Next week we will be covering a range of different maths subjects. For homework this week we would like you to focus on fractions, decimals and percentages. Here’s a video to remind you how to add and subtract fractions:

 

Here’s a video to remind you how to multiply fractions:

Here’s a video to remind you how to divide fractions:

Test your knowledge with this online game matching fractions, decimals and percentages. Simply drag the puzzle piece at the bottom of the screen to connect to an equivalent fraction, decimal or percentage:

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/120/match_fractions_decimals_and_percentages#.UCdcd2MsCEY

 

Here’s an adventure game to challenge yourself further – you’ll need all your wits about you to guide kung-fu frog through the jungle, jump-kicking through maths problems as you go!

Homework!

This half term we are setting another whole school homework task. We are asking children to write a short piece on the theme: ‘Why is it important that equality exists? Why is Heavers Farm a champion for equality?

We will choose a winner from each year group. The prize will be announced later in the term.

This week’s reading recommendation is…

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Reading: Remember to read every day to explore as many books as possible. Your comments should be detailed and try to write a different comment each day.

For example:

Monday – Prediction

What do you think will happen 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 think 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.

  • hesitant = unsure or slow in acting or speaking
  • hesitance = the state of being unsure or slow in acting or speaking
  • tolerant = willingness to accept opinions or behaviours you do not necessarily agree with
  • tolerance = the state of being willing to accept opinions or behaviours you might not agree with
  • innocent = not guilty of a crime or offence
  • innocence = the state of not being guilty for a crime or offence
  • obedient = willing to comply with an order or request
  • obedience = the state of being willing to comply with an order or request
  • frequent = occurring or done many times
  • frequency = the rate at which something occurs over a period of time

Mental Maths:

Underneath the look, cover, write section, there is a mental math box. Next week we will be looking at different graphs including line graphs. For homework this week we would like you to focus on creating a line graph to display data (this could be favourite colours in your family, how many of your friends like different flavours of ice cream etc.). Here is a video to remind you of the skills needed:

If you don’t have any squared paper to hand, you can always create a graph online! Here is a site where you can experiment:

https://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createagraph/default.aspx?ID=bf803dabea56400eb5373f503738b7d8

Homework!

This half term we are setting another whole school homework task. We are asking children to write a short piece on the theme: ‘Why is it important that equality exists? Why is Heavers Farm a champion for equality?

We will choose a winner from each year group. The prize will be announced later in the term. Here is an example to inspire you:

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This week’s reading recommendation is…

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Reading: Remember to read every day to explore as many books as possible. Your comments should be detailed and try to write a different comment each day.

For example:

Monday – Prediction

What do you think will happen 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 think 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.

  • artificial = made or produced by human beings
  • beneficial = grants an advantage – Sunglasses are beneficial on a sunny day.
  • confidential = private
  • essential = incredibly important
  • financial = relating to money – The financial news suggests which banks are best.
  • martial = relating to fighting or war – Martial arts are for self-defence.
  • official = relating to an authority – Your birth certificate is an official document.
  • partial = incomplete
  • spatial = relating to space – Spatial awareness is important in basketball.
  • special = different from what is ‘usual’

Mental Maths:

Underneath the look, cover, write section, there is a mental math box. Next week we will be looking at word problems relating to fractions of amounts. For homework this week we would like you to focus on finding fractions of amounts. Here is a video to help recap this skill:

Once you’re confident, try these online games to test your knowledge! Use the mental maths box in your reading diary to show any working out:

https://www.mathplayground.com/fractions_fractionof.html

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/264/Crystal-crash-fractions-numbers

 

Homework!

As part of our half-term focus on the environment the whole school homework will be to design and make a diorama using recycled materials. In July they will be displayed in the school hall with prizes for the most innovative and interesting entries.

Here’s a video to give you some ideas…

This week’s reading recommendation is…

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Reading: Remember to read every day to explore as many books as possible. Your comments should be detailed and try to write a different comment each day.

For example:

Monday – Prediction

What do you think will happen 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 think 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.

  • affect
  • conscious
  • consideration
  • doubt
  • effect
  • faithful
  • influenced
  • language
  • science
  • sincerely

Mental Maths:

Homework!

As part of our half-term focus on the environment the whole school homework will be to design and make a diorama using recycled materials. In July they will be displayed in the school hall with prizes for the most innovative and interesting entries.

Here’s a video to inspire you…

This week’s reading recommendation is…

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Reading: Remember to read every day to explore as many books as possible. Your comments should be detailed and try to write a different comment each day.

For example:

Monday – Prediction

What do you think will happen 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 think 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.

  • 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 to focus on calculating the missing lengths in a compound shape. Here is a video to remind you of the skill:

Once you’re confident, test your knowledge with these online examples and use your mental maths box to show your workings:

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Homework!

As part of our half-term focus on the environment the whole school homework will be to design and make a diorama using recycled materials. In July they will be displayed in the school hall with prizes for the most innovative and interesting entries.

Here’s a video to inspire you…

This week’s reading recommendation is…

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Reading: Remember to read every day to explore as many books as possible. Your comments should be detailed and try to write a different comment each day.

For example:

Monday – Prediction

What do you think will happen 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 think 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.

  • aggressive
  • attached
  • bruise
  • cemetery
  • disastrous
  • familiar
  • immediately
  • nuisance
  • occur

Mental Maths:

Underneath the look, cover, write section, there is a mental math box. For homework this week we would like you to focus on identifying angles on a straight line. Watch the clip below to remind yourself of some of the key information:

Once you’re confident, test your knowledge with these online questions and use your mental maths box to show your workings:

https://www.mathsisfun.com/angle180.html

For this week’s optional homework in Philosophy for Children, we suggest discussing the following statement with your child:

The internet is a good thing.

To help discuss this question, think about these things:

  • What do you think is good about the internet?​
  • What can the internet be used for?
  • What problems might the internet cause?
We’d love to hear your thoughts! Why not post on the blog using this sentence structure:
I think the internet is _________ because ___________.

Homework!

As part of our half-term focus on the environment the whole school homework will be to design and make a diorama using recycled materials. In July they will be displayed in the school hall with prizes for the most innovative and interesting entries.

Here are some images to inspire you…

This week’s reading recommendation is…

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Reading: Remember to read every day to explore as many books as possible. Your comments should be detailed and try to write a different comment each day.

For example:

Monday – Prediction

What do you think will happen 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 think 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.

  • 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 to focus on identifying and drawing regular and irregular shapes. Watch the clip below to remind yourself of some of the key information:

Once you’re confident, test your knowledge with this online game:

https://www.mathgames.com/skill/5.4-regular-and-irregular-polygons

For this week’s optional homework in Philosophy for Children, we suggest discussing the following statement with your child:

Stealing is always wrong.

To help discuss this question, think about these things:

  • Why is stealing considered wrong?​
  • What does it mean to own something?
  • Is there ever a time when stealing is the right thing to do?
We’d love to hear your thoughts! Why not post on the blog using this sentence structure:
I think stealing is _________ because ___________.