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Tuesday, 23rd June, 2020

Hello Year 5 or 'Zdravo' as they say in Croatia!

We hope you were as fascinated as we were by the resources for World Rainforest Day. We know how passionate you are about the environment, which we will be following up this week as we consider being an ethical consumer.  This week is:

Financial and Economic Well-being Week

As part of our P.S.H.E. (Personal, Social, Health and Economic) curriculum, the whole school is going to be considering our financial and economic well-being, with fun activities, videos and questions for you to discuss with your family and aid your learning.

  • Year 5's focus will be on saving money and saving energy around the home, which we will look at closely tomorrow.  

Today's book recommendation comes from Ayla O'brien: 'A murder most unlady like' by Robin Stevens. 

Ayla informs us that there is a whole series of these books! 'When Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong set up their very own deadly secret detective agency at Deepdean School for Girls, they struggle to find any truly exciting mysteries to investigate. I foyu love 'Who Dunnits', these are the books for you!' 


 Word of the Day:   Resources 

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 read to the end of the next chapter. 

Read the poem Pyramid Pie

  1. What sort of poem is this? (An acrostic, a shape, a rhyming, a sonnet, a limerick?).
  2. What is a syllable? 
  3. Count the syllables used on each line. What do you notice about the pattern of syllables? 
  4. Do you like the poem? Why or why not? 


09:30 - 10:30: Mathematics.

Measuring with a Protractor - Part 2! 

Remember, this week is Finance Week! So, to warm-up we have some activities focused on money! 

Work through Tuesday 23rd June - Maths Task Sheet. We're continuing with looking at angles but more specifically, how protractors help us to accurately measure them! 


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. 

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

Look at your New Spellings Sheet

Use the Visual Spelling Strategies document to help learn spellings in a different way! 

Remember to have a go at Lexia/ Spellzone! 


11:15 - 12:15: English/Writing. Would you be a slave or a pharaoh? 

Think about the compilation of clips from Horrible Histories (, which you should have watched yesterday! 


Use your research notes to create another information page about: Hatshepsut, Cleopatra,  Ramesses II or Amenhotep or Akhenaten, but leave Tutankhamunas we will examine him later in the week.

  • You are experts at this now, but remember: 
    • A catchy title!
    • Subheadings! 
    • Clear paragraphs about their life AND
    • Any other interesting facts! 

Use any information books that you have too. 


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 18 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: French: 

What money do they use in France? How many different coins do they have? What are they called? Listen and repeat the numbers to 100 with the reggae song: 

  • Complete the French Maths sheet, using the Vocabulary Sheet to 100
  • Revise the days of the week, by making a chatter box to practise this. 



Today, you will look at the importance of the Qur'an and the Commandments, which help to guide a Muslim when they need advice or guidance. 

Work through the tasks given on the sheet RE Task Sheet - Lesson 9

  • Use the PowerPoint to help you learn more about the Commandments. 


2:45 - 3:00: Philosophical Question. 

Today's Question: Do we really need to pay tax?

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 it important to save money for a rainy day or should we share it by spending it?  

Mrs. Hudson: When you are young it is great to save up for something you really want, but when you get older it is important to have some savings, for what I consider boring (rainy day), but essential things, such as if your car needs to be repaired or your roof needs to be mended. The best advice is to always save a little bit of your pocket money, birthday money or wages every week, then having to pay for these rainy day expenses hopefully won't be too much of a shock!

Miss Martin: When I started work, I discussed with my parents how best to budget each month and their biggest piece of advice was to put money aside (the day after I am paid), so that I have a sum which can go towards expenses I might not expect... Such as, fixing something that breaks in the house or maintaining my car. During lockdown, I've been able to save more... but because the money is there, I've also been more tempted to spend! You also feel quite proud of yourself when you buy something you've saved hard towards! 


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