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Year 5 Home Learning

 

Good morning, Year 5, 

 

Welcome to Weeks 3 of Home Learning. We hope that you have had a wonderful weekend and that you are ready to get going with your learning this week. 

Here is an outline of the learning for this week:

 

Maths: Following on from Week 2, this week’s maths will focus on multiplication and dividing. You also have a starter activity each day, to remind you of work already covered last term (such as fractions, factors and negative numbers). Our Online lessons will be focusing on place value, multiplying decimals and reasoning, and recapping key knowledge. You can find additional activities that have been set on PurpleMash to support your learning of these topics.

 

English: You will be continuing to focus on developing your writing. This week you will do activities to build towards writing a non-chronological report about Polar Bears, linked to our Frozen Kingdom topic.  There are some recommended video clips but also enough printed information if you are unable to access the Internet. The online lessons this week will focus on adjectives and adverbs. On PurpleMash you will see that Spelling activities have been set to help you continue to build your spelling knowledge and accuracy.

 

Topic Focus: You will be developing your understanding of the Arctic and Antarctic, including finding out about Biomes, Ecosystems and Polar Oceans. 

 

Science: You will begin learning about how scientists classify animals and plants, starting with the work of Carl Linnaeus. 

 

RE: Our next topic in RE is Mission. You will research information about a charity e.g. CAFOD and discover what their mission is. You will also find out about Bishop Richard’s important mission in our diocese. 

 

Art: There are two main pieces of work. The first is create a picture, poster or collage to congratulate Crawley Town on its impressive victory over Leeds United and to wish them well in their next draw against Bournemouth. You will then produce an imaginative piece, thinking about what lurks below an iceberg!

 

This week Miss Connor will be teaching on Monday and Tuesday and Mrs. Mwale teaching from Wednesday to Friday.  You can also email Mrs. Mwale or Mrs. Bullett is you have any questions or concerns. 

 

Mrs. Bullet – lbullett@olqoh.com

Mrs. Mwale – fmwale@olqoh.com

 

Please remember to keep us updated with your work and do send through any pictures to show us what you have been up to. 

 

Please see the document below with the timetable and links.

Big Garden Birdwatch

 

 

Go to the Big Garden Birdwatch website and apply for your free pack.

 https://www.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/activities/birdwatch/?sourcecode=BWMITH0230&channel=paidsearch&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI-_KHr9mO7gIVibrVCh1zBgmjEAAYASAAEgIPEPD_BwE 

Useful Links, Documents and Websites

Learn a new skill...

 

Bikeability:

https://bikeability.org.uk/cycle-more/family-cycling/essential-cycling-skills-for-families/ 

https://bikeability.org.uk/cycle-more/family-cycling/just-for-fun/ 

The template for the jersey competition will be included in the next learning pack. 

 

Animation

Got some fans of Wallace and Gromit or Shaun the Sheep?

Get them involved in some animation! You could go down the more traditional route using playdough and plasticine with some stop-motion effects. Or, for any computer whizzes out there, computer animation could be a fun alternative.

 

App Development 

Ever wanted to design your own app?

You don’t need to be a coding expert or child genius to get going. It’s a lot easier than you think! 

 

Baking

Baking is a relaxing (and tasty!) hobby to get into. Even better, it’s an important life skill and an opportunity to learn about maths. There’s lots of maths involved in baking: measuring, weighing, telling the time. 

 

Drawing

Drawing has lots of great benefits. It can help develop fine motor skills, as well as being a useful mindfulness tool. Drawing helps children to be in the moment and focus on the here and now, which can enhance their wellbeing. 

What’s more, you’ll have lots of lovely pictures to hang on a display or the fridge. 

 

Film-making

Film-making is easier now than ever before. With technology like smartphones and tablets, most people have access to video equipment. 

Pick a theme, topic or story and get children to film it. Then, using free software like Windows Movie

MakeriMovie or PowerDirector, go in and edit your masterpiece. 

After you’ve finished, you could get everyone to share their videos! You can do this on a home TV, computer or in the classroom if you’re still at school. 

 

First Aid

This is a great life skill for someone to have at any age. 

Children will really benefit from learning how to deal with a medical emergency. To start learning this new skill, you could play a fun game like charades and discuss how you’d help someone in need. This will really help to embed learning and familiarise children with these new skills. 

 

This is a great life skill for someone to have at any age. Children will really benefit from learning how to deal with a medical emergency. To start learning this new skill, you could play a fun game like charades and discuss how you’d help someone in need. This will really help to embed learning and familiarise children with these new skills. 

 

Journalism

In a world of social media, fake news and amateur reporting, spotting the signs of a trusted news story is more important than ever. Learning how to write a great news report will equip children with lots of skills. It’ll build their news literacy and boost their writing skills too. Plus, if you film some pretend news reports, it can be great fun as well! To get some inspiration, head over to Twinkl NewsRoom for a daily news story for kids. 

Journalism. In a world of social media, fake news and amateur reporting, spotting the signs of a trusted news story is more important than ever. Learning how to write a great news report will equip children with lots of skills. It’ll build their news literacy and boost their writing skills too. Plus, if you film some pretend news reports, it can be great fun as well! To get some inspiration, head over to Twinkl NewsRoom for a daily news story for kids. 

 

Learning to Play an Instrument

Please check out the music section on our web-page for some extra ideas for this one.

There are lots of benefits to children learning an instrument. 

It can improve:

Memory

Fine motor skills

Hand-eye coordination

Maths

Auditory skills

Reading and comprehension

Not only that, it’s a great way for them to express themselves, reduce stress and can build their confidence. 

If you haven’t got any instruments lying around, not to worry! 

You could make one yourself - it’s easy, we promise. 

With this craft activity pack, you can make a drum using tin cans. Download to get started:

There are lots of benefits to children learning an instrument. It can improve: Memory Fine motor skills Hand-eye coordination Maths Auditory skills Reading and comprehension Not only that, it’s a great way for them to express themselves, reduce stress and can build their confidence. If you haven’t got any instruments lying around, not to worry! You could make one yourself - it’s easy, we promise. With this craft activity pack, you can make a drum using tin cans. 

 

British Sign Language

British Sign Language (or BSL) is a handy way to help children improve their communication. Not only that, it can improve memory and recall and even make learning languages easier in the future. 

If you don’t know anyone who can teach BSL, where can you start?

First of all, you can dive into this BSL taster pack for beginners. Or download this BSL greetings resource for your first lesson. 

If you need a bit more guidance, there’s lots of videos on YouTube!

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