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Monday, 13th July 2020

Hello Year 5 or 'សួស្តី' (Suostei)  as they say in Cambodia!


We hope you enjoyed some sunshine at the weekendlaugh This week, you will have another zoom with your two teachers (your present one and your next one) and will also have two exciting transition activities to complete! We know your new teachers are looking forward to seeing these. 

This week you are going to plan and write your Time Travelling story, which we hope you have fun doing. 


Today's book recommendation comes from: Jessica Rowlands"The World's Worst Teachers' by David Walliams. 

"A hilarious collection of stories about some awful teachers. It's illustrated in glorious colour and very funny! By the way, you would never find Mrs Hudson or Miss Martin in this book!" Of course you wouldn't! wink


Word of the Day:  Hygiene 

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.

Look at the Night Mail poem and listen to the recording ready by W.H Auden (the poet!).

  1. Why do you think the film is in black and white?
  2. Do you like the poem? Why or why not?
  3. Do you think we still transport mail by a train? Why or why not?


09:30 - 10:30: Mathematics. We're looking at a new area of Measurement - Volume! 

Have a go at the warm-up... Work through Monday 13th July - Maths Task Sheet. Volume is all about working with capacity, cubes and how much space a shape takes up! 


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

Sports Day Practice: Balancing a packet of crisps, sweeties or a book on your head.

Use one of these things and practice balancing them on your head. Try going in a straight line first. Go as far as you can without dropping the object. 


10:45 - 11:15: SPaG:

Have a go at the SPaG Revision Mat. Choose which level of challenge to work through and answer the general SPaG revision questions.

  • Mark your answers afterwards, using the mark sheet. 

Remember, try some Lexia/Spellzone too!  


11:15 - 12:15: English/Writing. Planning your Time-Travelling story back to Ancient Egypt!  

So, by now you have your characters, your setting and the object that is going to take you back in time! Today, you are going to plan it. You will need: 

  • A beginning. 
  • A build-up. 
  • A problem. 
  • A resolution. 
  • An ending. 

Brainstorm ideas for each. Remember, you can always change these ideas (real authors would have several drafts!). 

Thoughts to consider:

  1. How are you going to travel back in time?
  2. Why are you?
  3. Is there a reason?
  4. Who are you going with? Why?
  5. Where do you go to in Egypt? Why?
  6. What happens there? 
  7. Do you need to escape? How will you do this? 


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: 'I was There'

Listen to Chapter 10, the last chapter of I Was There. This book tells the story of the discovery of King Tutankhamun's tomb, by a boy who was the water carrier. So it gives you a different perspective on this.  Click on our remote audio book page. We will be using this book later on in the term. 


1:30 - 2:45: Enquiry: History!  What happened to the Ancient Egyptians? 

Watch the video! 

  • Create a scroll or cartoon showing what happened to the Ancient Egyptians with pictures. You can label this if you wish and make the people look like Ancient Egyptians! Use the scroll underneath to help. 

  • Finally, complete the simple quiz. How many did you get right?


2:45 - 3:00: Philosophical Question. 

Today's Question: Is Graffiti art? Why or why not? 

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 Graffiti art? Why or why not? 

Mrs. Hudson: I definitely don't think that putting tags all over your community is art, but I do think that some graffiti is stunning. I have a photo of my children next to some graffiti in Paris that I love because the colours are so vibrant. It is not a picture, but a series of patterns. If you go to Bristol they have a road, where they have decorated boring concrete tower blocks with huge pieces of art, which are surprising and beautiful. Of course there is a Banksy too. So yes I think it is art, but sometimes a subversive one, which can make it more interesting. 

Miss Martin: Mrs Hudson, I was going to say the same! In and around Bristol, where I grew up, there are quite spectacular pieces of artwork on some of the older buildings in the city centre, where artists were granted permission to create huge pictures. I do consider it a form of art, but there's a fine line if the purpose of the piece was to deface, damage or vandalise something.


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