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Monday, 11th May 2020

Hello Year 5! *virtual hand shake - with some jumping up and down (like the Adamu tribe do in Kenya)

We hope you had a lovely Bank Holiday weekend. We certainly enjoyed singing along with Mr. Carradine's VE day songs, celebrating as a whole country and seeing your colourful bunting. It has been cheery to see these up around our neighbourhoods along with the creative rainbows. 


Listed below is our suggested timetable for the day. Remember, you can adapt and edit the times you do these tasks to suit the timetable you have at home :-). 

As mentioned before, we have aimed to choose activities which can be completed straight into books without printing - to help save ink - but if you feel printing would be helpful, that is entirely up to you! :-)


 Word of the Day:  Parody 

Like you would in school, look up what this 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 apply!). 


09:00 - 09:30: Reading. 

Read your book for 15 mins or more.

Complete the 60 Second Comprehension - Life Cycle of a Flower. Remember to look at what skill the dog is focusing on - how will you 'sniff' out the answer? Check your answers afterwards. 


09:30 - 10:30: Maths.

Warm-Up: Spend some time on TT Rockstars!  


This week, we are continuing with Perimeter and Area! 

Work through 'Monday 11th May - Maths Task Sheet'.

Check through the extra challenge at the end of the sheet if you feel like extending yourself!


10:30 - 10:45: Break.

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

Running: How fast can you run? In your garden or hall, see how many lengths of the space you can run in 5 minutes. Can you do more every day? Keep a log!  


10:45 - 11:15: Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar. 

Spend 15mins on Lexia or Spellzone if you have an account - how many more certificates can we hand out? Remember to do a little every day! 

Complete the Vocabulary Ninja Activity: the SPaG Facts activity!


11:15 - 12:15: English.

Noah and his friends feel passionately about protecting the Wilderness. 

Imagine you are Noah. Write a letter to the Town Planners persuading and putting forward your arguments to protect the Wilderness!   

  • Try to add lots of detail and evidence about it being a healthy space for the children to play; how keeping trees is good for the environment and, of course, the protection of the wildlife.
  • Expand your ideas, describing what you do there and how it affects you. 
  • Skip ahead to Chapter 33 to get more of Noah's opinions. You can use these in your letter. 


12:15 - 1:15: Lunch. 

Be sure to have something to eat and try to get some fresh air! 


1:15 - 1:30: Quiet Reading. 

Go on to the Wilderness War section of the website. Follow Chapter 11 as Mrs. Hudson reads it.  


1:30 - 3:00: Geography-Focused Enquiry: Our Favourite Places! 

Work through the task sheet 'Geography - Lesson 1'. 

We're thinking about our favourite places and why they are important. We're also going to reflect upon how we would feel if that place were to be taken away from us... 


Well done everyone! We are continuing with the philosophical questions! They are just some funny little thoughts to get your brains working and everyone interacting (save your points for lunchtime or dinnertime or FaceTime - get your family involved!). It will be interesting to hear what you think! :) 

Here we go:

Could kindness change the world? Do your parents agree? Why or why not? 


Last week's question: Does anything good come from war? 

Mrs. Hudson: This is an interesting and quite surprising question. Automatically, you feel no, as manyu people died or lost loved ones. However, after the War saw great positive change in Britain - women had more freedomes, there were great medical advances and the NHS was formed.  

Miss. Martin: I think after a war, society begins to reflect and think about what they need to do in order to start healing (not just physically, but mentally, financially etc.) and also what they're going to do to make sure history doesn't repeat itself. Take the creation of the United Nations (founded after WW2): an organisation specifically designed to help keep peace and provide a platform for resolving conflict in a non-violent way amongst the world's leaders. Before WW2, there wasn't a global group like this... 


Have a great evening, Year 5! We look forward to seeing any ideas or work that you produced from today! 

Log in on Tuesday for some more exciting learning!