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Tuesday, 14th July 2020

Hello Year 5 or' ¡Quibo!'  as they say in Columbia!


We hope are enjoying the warmth and sunshine again. How has your plan for the Time Travelling story gone? Are you going to end up in a mysterious tomb or drifting along the Nile on a felucca, trying to escape an evil Egyptologist? We can't wait to read these. We hope you enjoyed the Night Mail too. 


Word of the Day:  Aerobic 

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.

Complete the Night Mail Comprehension looking at Text, Sentence and Word level. 


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

Have a go at the warm-up! Work through Tuesday 14th July - Maths Work Sheet. We're continuing with how to find out the volume, but using a formula instead of counting all those cubes!  


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. Now can you make up an obstacle course for you and your family to go around? 


10:45 - 11:15: SPaG:

Practise your new spellings for the week. Can you learn them in a new way? 

Look at your New Spellings sheet. 

Remember, try some Lexia/Spellzone too!  


11:15 - 12:15: English/Writing. Writing your Time-Travelling Opening and Build-up!  

Use your plan to write your Opening and Build-Up paragraphs. 

Describe your characters and where they go

  • How can you make this your best piece of writing? Become an author by drafting and re-drafting!
    • Show a variety of sentences - long and short for impact! Use relative AND subordinate clauses. 
    • Use different openers, such as adverbs of time or connectives! 
    • Show off all the vocabulary you have learnt about Egypt! Add in similes or metaphors. Could you add alliteration or personification? 
    • Check through for any missing punctuation, including commas and inverted commas! 


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: French     Joyeux Fete Du 14 julliet (Bastille Day)

What is Bastille Day and why do the french celebrate it? 

Read the French text. Look up any new vocabulary with a French dictionary or using Google translate.

  • Draw a picture that shows you have understood what was written. 
  • Complete the jumbo French word search. This revises key vocabulary that we have studied in French.


2:45 - 3:00: Philosophical Question. 

Today's Question: What is the point of the Olympics? 

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 Wednesday for more wonderful learning! Have a great evening.