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Friday, 17th July 2020

Hello Year 5 or 'dime' as they say in Ecuador!


How are your letters coming on to your new teachers? What have you told them about - your pets? Hobbies? What you are good at? Have you added any pictures of yourselves? I am sure Mrs. Pullin, Mrs. Kempe and Mrs. O'Brien will be really pleased to receive these. It has been great to see the start of your stories. Make sure you add lots of detail, such as adjectives and a variety of sentences, to make your stories really powerful. 


Word of the Day:  Endurance 

Look up what the word means, what word group it belongs to, place it accurately into a sentence and work out what prefixes/ suffixes could be added (remember this last one doesn't always count!). 


09:00 - 09:30: Reading.

Read for 15mins or to the end of the next chapter in your book.

Now, complete the 60 Second Reading Comprehension - 'Tutankhamun's Treasure'Think about the types of question and what each 'dog' is focusing on :-) 


09:30 - 10:30: Mathematics. Catch-Up Session or Challenge Session! 

Work through Friday 17th July - Maths Task Sheet. Use this opportunity to revise and go over any areas you are unsure of. Or, if you're already feeling confident, work on the Family Maths Challenge.  



10:30 - 10:45: Break/ Snack/ Exercise. 

Sports Day Practice: Plan a sports afternoon for your family! You will need 4-5 activities. This could be skipping, an obstacle course, or beat the goalie! How will you score them? What refreshments will you offer? Will you have a rest station?


10:45 - 11:15: SPaG: Spelling Revision! 

Complete the Correct the Spelling activity. 

  • Once you have done that, choose 5 spellings from the Year 5/6 spelling list which you find particularly difficult or hard to spell. Spend some time practising them! 


11:15 - 12:15: English/Writing.  Writing your Time-Travelling: The Resolution and Ending. 

Spend some time reading back through your story (always good to visit after a break and with fresh eyes!). 

Now you need to make your fabulous story!

  • Can you create a front cover and blurb for it?
  • How will your drawings or writing give the reader a great idea of what your story is about? 


12:15 - 1:15: Lunch/Exercise. 

Try to get some fresh air if it is safe and appropriate to do so.


1:15- 1.30: Quiet Reading Time.

We have now finished all our audio reading texts. So please use this time to read your own book or information books about Ancient Egypt.  


1:30 - 2:45: Enquiry: Puberty: Hygiene! 

Read the PowerPoint on Puberty. As you read it, think about what adolescents need to do to ensure that they have tip top personal hygiene.

  • Make a poster to showcase your ideas on why personal hygiene is important & what we can do to maintain it!


2:45 - 3:00: Philosophical Question. 

Today's Question: Is cheating ever acceptable? 

Spend some time during dinner or at some point in the evening, discussing this with the other people at home! We're sure there will be some interesting responses.

We look forward to hearing about your responses! 


Yesterday's Q: Is cheating ever acceptable? 

Mrs. Hudson: Definitely not. It must be terrible for competitors who haven't made the podium and received a medal, then do as a medal has been withdrawn from the medal winners due to the use of performance enhancing drugs. However, think about if you fall deliberately on the football field hoping the ref will give a throw in as that is cheating too. How many professional footballers do that?

Miss Martin: I don't think cheating is ever acceptable. Winning is down to sheer determination, focus and skill! But then are people feeling the pressure from others to win? And therefore look at ways of cheating in order to meet up to this expectation... Who knows! But it's not right morally! 


We look forward to hearing your responses! Log in on Monday for more wonderful learning! Have a great weekend.