Hello Year 5 or 'Maakye' as they say in Ghana!
Pinch! Punch! First of the month! We can't believe it is July already. We are so pleased that you are all enjoying the Ancient Egyptian work. It is wonderful to see your work. We are both SO excited about our whole class ZOOM call tomorrow too at 4.40pm! By now you should have received the password, so that you are ready to go.
Today, we are assessing how brilliant you are with shapes and delving further in to King Tutankhamun's tomb. Enter if you dare! William Velvick has recommended a video, which I know we mentioned before:
It is about an hour long, but a great way to spend time if it is raining today. Also you could split it in to sections. Enjoy.
Today's book recommendation comes from: Ayla O'Brien
The Land of Never Endings by Kate Saunders.
'The Land of Neverendings' mixes toys coming to life, sadness at losing family memories, coming of age and, most importantly, the necessity of imagination in a child's (and adult's) life.
Word of the Day: Excavation
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 The Voice from the Pharaoh's Tomb by Patricia Leighton!
09:30 - 10:30: Mathematics.
Recap: Have a go at these questions on Properties of Shape White Rose End of Block - Properties of Shape Unit Assessment.
10:30 - 10:45: Break/ Snack/ Exercise.
Have a snack and try to get some fresh air if possible.
Sports Day Practice! Get a spoon (make sure your adults know!). Wrap some scrap paper into a thick ball, with some tape!
10:45 - 11:15: SPaG.
Look at Grammar Flipchart - Word Classes!
Look through the slides for Wednesday 1st July - read through the example sentences, showing how the same word can belong to different word groups. Use the posters to remind you what those word groups are.
Remember to have a go at Lexia/ Spellzone!
11:15 - 12:15: English/Writing. Finding, then entering THE TOMB!
Look at the pictures of the steps down to the Tomb of Tutankhamun.
Brainstorm your ideas first! Could you use these words? craggy, rocky, stony, uneven, perilous steps, anxious, anticipating, exhilarated, major archaeological discovery, lighted candle, pitch black, as black as coal, extraordinary sight!
Don't describe the treasures in any detail. We will do that tomorrow!
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 2 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! Lord Carnarvon!
2:45 - 3:00: Philosophical Question.
Today's Question: Are miracles possible?
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: What is a positive, a negative and an interesting fact about living in Great Britain?
Mrs. Hudson: My positive is the freedom we have to conduct ourselves, although this has been curtailed recently due to Covid-19! My negative is that I still feel that there is often an inequality of opportunity for some people. My interesting fact is that it is treason to paste a stamp upside down! Did you know that? No, I didn't either!
Miss Martin: I think a positive of living in Great Britain is that we have such a diverse society. A negative is that I think we do have some way to go in terms of offering equal opportunity to all! Did you know that London is home to the largest ferris wheel in the world? The London Eye, of course!
We look forward to hearing your responses! Log in on Thursday for more wonderful learning! Have a great evening.