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Thursday, 4th June 2020

Hello Year 5 or 'Ciao!' as they say in Italy

Who were the special people you thought about yesterday? We hope you have managed to keep in contact with these people during lockdown. Today, we are continuing with our Ancient Egyptian topic. In fact, today you are going to be proper Egyptologists, examining artifacts to find out more about this amazing civilisation. This should be the perfect launch pad for our Ancient Egyptian day tomorrow. We can't wait!


As always, we will follow the normal routine that we would cover in school! 


 Word of the Day:  Hieroglyphics 

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 your book for 15mins or more.

Continue preparing your piece of performance poetry! When you have a moment, get somebody at home to watch and perform the poem to them! laugh

Consider the following questions when practising: 

  • Expression: Do some of the words need to be read differently to others? How will you change your voice? 
  • Volume: Are there any parts of the poem that need to be loud or quiet, shouted or whispered?
  • Speed: Are there any parts which will be spoken faster or slower? 
  • Movements: Where will you include actions and what are you going to act out? 


09:30 - 10:30: Mathematics.

Okay, so we're continuing our booster sessions on Fractions! Remember to use the Fractions Knowledge Organiser to help you with any of the concepts! :-)

Please remember:The videos provided show the new learning for the lesson so do watch them, and look through the posters too as they are there to help! yes 


Fractions: Add Fractions. 

Work through Thursday 4th June - Maths Task Sheet. Either have a go at Questions 2-6 on the White Rose Sheet or work through the fluency task. 


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

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

Cricket: Practice your batting skills! You need a ball and a bat (this doesn't have to be a cricket bat, it could even be a tennis racket or even a large spoon! The ball could be a rolled up ball of scrap paper...) How many times can you bat the ball? Keep a record! What is your best score? 


10:45 - 11:15: SPaG. 

Look at the Flipchart PDF Grammar - More Relative Clauses. Look through the slides for 'Thursday 4th June'. Look at the given sentences in the Brain Warm-Up and add in an appropriate relative clause. Then look at the reasoning questions. 

  • Work through the Grammar Sheet
  • Get someone at home to help you with dictation. 

Remember to have a go at Lexia/ Spellzone! 


11:15 - 12:15: English/Writing. Egyptian Cinderella! 

Imagine you are the Pharaoh Amasis. Create 3 diary entries as if you were him! 

  1. The first entry could be as you wait for the feast begin, showing how bored you feel about the whole event and what you would rather be doing. 
  2. The second entry needs to describe: 
    1. how you feel about the dainty slipper that lands in your lap. 
    2. Your search for the owner and what you find (the other girls that try on the shoe!). 
  3. The third entry needs to describe: 
    1. How you feel about finding Rhodopis and what happens. 


Remember to use:

  • First person! (I, we...)
  • Lots of feelings and emotions (it's a diary entry, so you won't have anybody reading it!). 
  • Adverbial phrases (As I sat waiting for feast.... After days of searching for the maiden...). 
  • Relative clauses (who, which, whose, that... 'I just couldn't concentrate at the feast, which is unusual for me as I love these occasions!'
  • Subordinate clauses (if, although, even though... Although the search for the owner of the slipper hadn't been successful so far, I knew we would find her!). 


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 5 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: History Focus!

You are going to step into the role of an Egyptologist! To this day, we have been able to collect and examine some of the remarkable artifacts left behind from the Egyptian period.

Follow the link below to see how archaeologists date their artifacts. 


Look at the artifacts given in the resource sheet. What do you think these artifacts tell us about Egyptian life? 

For each artifact write: 

  1. What it is made from? 
  2. What do you think it was used for? 
  3. What does this tell us about Ancient Egypt? 

Please feel free to research any of the artifacts further! Why not drop in to the British Museum on a virtual tour to see some Egyptian sculptures?,-0.1274951,2a,75y,172.87h,89.26t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sFyBuFtvu6FeVvVVc5--uiw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en


2:45 - 3:00: Philosophical Question. 

Today's Question: Why do we dream?

We look forward to hearing about your responses! 


Yesterday's Q: What is a person?

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. 

Mrs. Hudson: This is an interesting question. I would say a person has skin, internal organs, bones, a brain and some hair, but not fur or scales. A person can feel, think and speak. I suppose we need to consider what isn't a person too, for example an animal.  

Miss Martin: I suppose it's that key element of how us humans differ from the rest of the Animal Kingdom... I think it's to do with our brain and how we feel. We have thoughts and speak those thought to others. We have also created amazing technology and advanced this into some awesome inventions! Any person, provided they have those things, could do that... an animal, not so much! 


We look forward to hearing your responses! Log in on Friday for OUR EGYPTIAN DAY!