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Friday, 26th June 2020

Hello Year 5 or 'Сәлеметсіз бе' as they say in Kazakhstan!


We are continuing our Financial and Economic Well-being Week, looking at how much energy we use everyday in our house and how much this costs us. 


Today's book recommendation comes from Alice Martin: 

"The Pearl in The Ice," by Cathryn Constable.

This thrilling cocktail of fantasy and fairy tale will appeal to children who are just starting to consider and question their position in the world and challenge their parents' insistence to always 'know best'. 


 Word of the Day:  Earn 

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.

Now, complete the 60-Second Reading Comprehension - The Rosetta Stone!. Think about the types of question you're being asked and what each 'dog' focuses on! 


09:30 - 10:30: Mathematics.

Calculate Angles Around a Point! 

Remember, our warm-ups are all focused on money in line with Finance Week this week yes

Work through Friday 26th June - Maths Task Sheet!We're working with the same ideas as yesterday, where you have information about angles to help you find the missing angle, rather than use a protractor! 


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

Have a snack and try to get some fresh air if possible. 

Cricket: Catching!

Now, you have perfected your bowling technique, could you bowl to someone and get them to hit it back to you? Can you catch the ball? 


10:45 - 11:15: SPaG. 

Work through the 'Spelling Revision Task Sheet: Words ending in -tial or -cial.

Remember: In dots and dashes you're looking at the original phonemes and graphemes! enlightened

Remember to have a go at Lexia/ Spellzone! 


11:15 - 12:15: English/Writing.  Who was Howard Carter? Why & how is he linked to Tutankhamun? 

Complete the Howard Carter Comprehension looking at his life!

  • EXTRA CHALLENGE: Find 5 more facts about Howard Carter! 


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:

Listen to Chapter 21 of the Time Travelling Cat. A mysterious tale that will take you back to Ancient Egypt. Click on our remote audio book page. We will be using this book later on in the term. 


1:30 - 2:45: Enquiry: P.S.H.E - Financial and Economic Well-being! 

Play the 'Costing the Earth!' board game. 

Create a poster giving practical ideas for your family and friends on how they can save money and energy around the home OR create your own costing the Earth game! 


2:45 - 3:00: Philosophical Question. 

Today's Question: Why do people say 'Money doesn't grow on trees'?

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: Should a nurse get paid the same as a doctor?

Mrs. Hudson: Both professions have played a vital role in our society. They rely on each other and need to work together. Many people have praised the nurses and doctors care they received, when loved ones were not allowed to visit them in hospital. They both need to have degrees, but a doctor's training maybe longer and more specialised, with a doctor needing very high 'A' level and GCSE results. Ultimately doctors are relied on to make important decisions concerning a patient's diagnosis or the treatment they receive, which is probably the reason they get a higher salary. I certainly think that nurses should get paid more though. 

Miss Martin: I certainly don't think nurses are paid enough... The role they play in our society, alongside doctors, is well... life-saving/life-giving! You still need to train to be a nurse and have a specific degree. Although, I think for doctors there's a wider range of areas to specialise in which require more specialised training, which is also longer to study for and therefore may be the reason why their salaries are not the same. We are hugely grateful for our National Health Service (NHS!) and as a society need to think how best to support those job roles and the people in them. 

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