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Year 5 Home Learning

Encourage your children to complete the daily activities to the best of their ability. Please remember, encouragement and support are what everyone needs right now and you can only do your best. Use these activities as a guide. If possible, spend time with your children, enjoy their company, do things together and try not to worry about home-schooling!

 

Mrs Barrett's Art

- Make some creative medals with things found in your house. They could be inspired by researching different war medals. What could you award them for? Tidiest lockdown bedroom medal? Best baked cake medal? Examples can be found here.

- Complete the art activities around our science topic on life cycles. Suggestions can be found here.

 

 

 

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Half Term Holiday Projects and Activities

Over the half term holidays, have a go at the activities below. You can choose which projects you do. You don't have to do them all! There are History activities, DT projects, cooking and nutrition activities, Music ideas and physical activity suggestions. Have fun with the tasks but also have a break! Enjoy spending time with your family.

Project One – History

Make a mummy! Your task can be found here. Read the information about mummification and then follow the instructions. For task two, here are the templates for the coffin, death mask and sarcophagus. The decoration for the tomb/pyramid can be found here.

Project Two – DT

You are going to become an architect. Here is your activity.

Project Three – Cooking & Nutrition

Make some of the healthy breakfasts that you will sell in the café you designed in your DT project. The recipes can be found here. Then, design a healthy breakfast and lunch menu for your newly designed café. Why not make some of these for your breakfast and lunch throughout the half term holiday? Take pictures of your healthy creations and share them with @GomersalSport on Twitter.

Project Four – Music

Make your own Boom Whackers (tuned percussion tubes, of different lengths, made of plastic) or Water Xylophone. Here are the instructions for the water xylophone. Be creative with making these! Make your own tune with your instrument or try to play the tune of a well-known song. Why not record yourself performing?

Project Five - Physical Activity

Follow @GomersalSport on Twitter and complete the different physical activity suggestions. 

Design your own striking and fielding game to play (like rounders, cricket, softball, lacrosse) and set up a tournament for you to play with your family. Think about what equipment you need and how your game can be adapted depending on the number of players. Could you use a sock and a hard back book if you don’t have a bat and ball? Think outside the Box! You could adapt the rules for Kwik cricket to create your own home version.

 

 

Friday 22nd May

9am - Get active with a Joe Wicks workout. You can pick any of his workouts. It doesn't have to be Monday's or at 9am! Or visit @GomersalSport on Twitter and have a go at one of the activities. You could also try a Go Noodle

Maths - Begin with TT Rock Stars or Hit the Button to practice the times tables.  Then, complete the maths investigations; Folding Flowers 1 and Folding Flowers 2. 

English - Re-read your story from yesterday. Then, write the rest of your story. Focus on the finishing describing the outing, the air raid warning and the bomb blast. Remember to include features of adventure and mystery stories, and features from the Year 5/6 checklist. 

You could turn your story into a proper book using book creator. The instructions on how to log on can be found here (there is a different access code to the computing one). Have a play around first. You can add text in different ways, change backgrounds and add pictures.

To finish off our work on ‘Letters from the Lighthouse’, read the summaries of the book.

ScienceWhat does the term gestation mean? It is the development time inside the womb. Create a graph on a flat surface to represent the information on the cards. Using masking tape for the axis and post it notes to label the axis (or do something similar). Remember to number the axis. Then, sort the cards and place them correctly on the graph. The cards show the mass of the animal and their gestation period. After, sort the second set of cards and place them on the graph. Once you are happy with where you have placed each card, read the information to see how accurate you were. Write a paragraph to explain what you have found. Are there any patterns between the mass and gestation period?

 

Thursday 21st May

9am - Get active with a Joe Wicks workout. You can pick any of his workouts. It doesn't have to be Monday's or at 9am! Or visit @GomersalSport on Twitter and have a go at one of the activities. You could also try a Go Noodle

Maths - Begin with the starter activity.  Then, complete the three different challenges: Magic Vs, Reach 100 and Terry's Tasks. It's up to you which order you do them in. After, challenge yourself to make your own questions similar to these. See how many questions you complete and keep a record here

English - Re-read your plan from yesterday. Then, write the first part of your story. Focus on the chapter title and setting the scene, the characters, and describing the outing. Remember to include features of adventure and mystery stories, and features from the Year 5/6 checklist.

Computing - Apologies if you were unable to complete the eBook task last week. If you would like to have a go this week, go to iLearn2 and on the pupil log in, enter the code 6894. Use the Book Creator website and follow the instructions to log in. Then, watch the videos on iLearn2 to complete your activities. You can also have a go at the music creation activities on iLearn2. On the pupil log in, enter the code 6508 and click go to access the activities.

Art

Today at 4pm, there is an online Guinness World Record attempt hosted by Rob Biddulph. Here is the link to sign up to be part of the biggest online art lesson:

https://www.artworldrecords.com/

Mrs Barrett

 

 

Wednesday 20th May

9am - Get active with a Joe Wicks workout. You can pick any of his workouts. It doesn't have to be Monday's or at 9am! Or visit @GomersalSport on Twitter and have a go at one of the activities. You could also try a Go Noodle

Maths - Begin with the  Problem of the DayThen, complete the challenge activities. Mark your answers afterwards.  The questions get progressively harder. Start with the questions you are most confident with then go back and take your time with the others. Look at the information on angles to help you answer number 6. After, challenge yourself to make your own questions similar to these. Write them for a family member or a friend to solve. See how many questions you complete and keep a record here

EnglishYou are going to plan your own adventure mystery story based around Chapter 1 of 'Letters from a Lighthouse'. Your story still needs to be set in London, have a bomb explosion and a character that disappears. You can ‘magpie’ ideas from the book to use in your story. Use the planning strip to bullet point your ideas.

Art - Have a look on Mrs Barrett’s Art Blog and pick an activity from there to have a go at. Remember there is also the WW2 and science themed art work. There is a link to the art blog and the other activities at the top of our page.

 

 

 

Tuesday 19th May

9am - Get active with a Joe Wicks workout. You can pick any of his workouts. It doesn't have to be Monday's or at 9am! Or visit @GomersalSport on Twitter and have a go at one of the activities. You could also try a Go Noodle

Maths - Begin with the starter activity. Use a calculator to check your answers afterwards. Then, complete the Clue-Dough Cake challenge. When you have finished the questions, make your own Clue-Dough Cake challenge with your own shapes, objects to make and fractions to shade. See how many questions you complete and keep a record here

English - Start off by completing the spelling word search. Then, read the mystery text and complete the activities to start you thinking about up-levelling the text. Then, re-write the text with your improvements. Add in your own sentences and extend the text further. Use as many of the Year 5/6 Writing Checklist features to help you do this. Then, go back and edit and improve your writing. 

PSHE - Have a look at the questions about charities. Either, think about the questions yourself, or have a discussion with someone else in your family.  Over the past few weeks, there has been a lot of people raising money for NHS charities. Captain Tom Moore walked 100 laps of his garden to raise money and Olivia Strong starter the run 5K and donate £5. What sort of charity would you choose to raise money for? Why? Can you think of an interesting way to raise money? Design a poster to advertise your charity and your fundraising idea.

 

 

Monday 18th May

9am - Get active with a Joe Wicks workout. You can pick any of his workouts. It doesn't have to be Monday's or at 9am! Or visit @GomersalSport on Twitter and have a go at one of the activities. You could also try a Go Noodle

Maths - Begin by playing Treasure Hunt . Then, complete the challenge activities. Mark your answers afterwards.  The questions get progressively harder. Start with the questions you are most confident with then go back and take your time with the others. Look at the information on ratios to help you answer number 8. After, challenge yourself to make your own questions similar to these. Write them for a family member or a friend to solve. See how many questions you complete and keep a record here

English - Have a go at the two 60 second comprehensions. One on The Blitz and one on women in the war. Then, pick a section from chapter one of ‘Letters from the Lighthouse’ and create questions about your section of text. Remember to write of few of each type of question. Later, see if someone in your family can answer your questions using the text to help them.

PE - Later on in the book ‘Letter’s from the Lighthouse’, Olive gets stuck in quicksand trying to rescue Pixie the dog. Her brother Cliff manages to pull her out. Create a dance to re-enact this. Think about how Olive might react, how she would move (remember she is in quicksand), what her facial expressions would be. Think about how you can make it dramatic. You might also use some music to soundtrack your performance.

 

 

Friday 15th May

9am - Get active with a Joe Wicks workout. You can pick any of his workouts. It doesn't have to be Monday's or at 9am! Or visit @GomersalSport on Twitter and have a go at one of the activities. 

Maths - Begin by playing Translation Station. Then, complete 'Lesson 9 - To reason about reflection'. Work through the quiz, video, worksheet and exit quiz. Then, complete 'Lesson 10 - To make links between reflections and translations'. Again, work through the quiz, video, worksheet and exit quiz. Write your answers for the worksheet in your orange exercise book. 

English - Read through your full play script, making sure it makes sense and flows. Now, you are going to act out your play. Get your family involved to help play the different characters.

Science - You have already learnt about the life cycle of a duck, now you are going to research the life cycle of a mammal, an amphibian, or an insect. It is up to you how you choose to present your findings. But before you start your life cycle, find out the definition for a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird.

 

 

Thursday 14th May

9am - Get active with a Joe Wicks workout. You can pick any of his workouts. It doesn't have to be Monday's or at 9am! Or visit @GomersalSport on Twitter and have a go at one of the activities. 

Maths - Begin by playing Translation Station. Then, complete 'Lesson 7 - To describe reflections using coordinates'. Work through the quiz, video, worksheet and exit quiz. Then, complete 'Lesson 8 - To reflect shapes along axes'. Again, work through the quiz, video, worksheet and exit quiz. Write your answers for the worksheet in your orange exercise book. 

English - Watch the clip again to remind yourself how to write a play script. Then, carry on writing your script. Try to finish it today.

Computing- Complete the EBook creation activities on iLearn2. On the pupil log in, enter the code 6894 and click go to access the activities.

 

 

Wednesday 13th May

9am - Get active with a Joe Wicks workout. You can pick any of his workouts. It doesn't have to be Monday's or at 9am! Or visit @GomersalSport on Twitter and have a go at one of the activities. 

Maths - Begin by choosing a game on Hit the Button. Then, complete 'Lesson 5 - Describe positions after translation'. Work through the quiz, video, worksheet and exit quiz. Then, complete 'Lesson 6 - To identify and describe reflections'. Again, work through the quiz, video, worksheet and exit quiz. Write your answers for the worksheet in your orange exercise book. 

English - We have really focused on Chapter 1 from ‘Letters from the Lighthouse’ so, hopefully, you should know the chapter well. Over the next two days you are going to turn part of the chapter into a play script. Focus on the text from ‘Air Raid in Progress. Please Leave the Theatre Immediately. Head to the Nearest Shelter’ on page numbered 6 to the end of the chapter. Watch the clip to find out how to write a play script.

Art- Have a go at Mrs Barrett's creative medal activity at the top of our page. Remember, you can also have a go at our science themed art work or pick an activity from the art blog. 

 

 

Tuesday 12th May

9am - Get active with a Joe Wicks workout. You can pick any of his workouts. It doesn't have to be Monday's or at 9am! Or visit @GomersalSport on Twitter and have a go at one of the activities. 

Maths - Begin with Coconut Multiples. Then, complete 'Lesson 3 - Describing positions and coordinates'. Work through the quiz, video, worksheet and exit quiz. Then, complete 'Lesson 4 - Describe positions after translation'. Again, work through the quiz, video, worksheet and exit quiz. Write your answers for the worksheet in your orange exercise book. 

English - Start off by completing the spelling crossword. Use the Year 5/6 Spelling list to help you. Read the adventure text and complete the activities to start you thinking about up-levelling the text. Then, re-write the text with your improvements. Also refer to the Year 5/6 Writing Checklist to help you do this.

PSHE - What do you think of this?: Parents should only give children pocket money once a week, instead of every day, to stop spending on sweets and junk food on the way to and from school. What do you spend your pocket money on? You can share your money by giving to charities, buying birthday presents for family and friends. You could also spend your money on toys, sweets, clothes and entertainment. Or you could save it. On average 10% to 20 % of pocket money is put away to save. Get your family together to play the game on spending and saving.

 

 

Monday 11th May

9am - Get active with a Joe Wicks workout. You can pick any of his workouts. It doesn't have to be Monday's or at 9am! Or visit @GomersalSport on Twitter and have a go at one of the activities. 

Maths - Begin with the starter activity. Then, complete 'Lesson 1 - An introduction to translation'. Work through the quiz, video, worksheet and exit quiz. Then, complete 'Lesson 2 - Describing translations'. Again, work through the quiz, video, worksheet and exit quiz. Write your answers for the worksheet in your orange exercise book. 

English - Re-read Chapter 1 from ‘Letters from the Lighthouse’, then answer the questions in your orange exercise book. Write your answers as full sentences. Mark your answers afterwards.

PE - Design a new game/fitness session/circuit that can be played by yourself or with others. Think carefully about how it will work. What equipment will you need? What are the rules of your game? Once you have decided how your game will work, play it!

 

 

Friday 8th May

Happy VE Day! Victory in Europe Day marks the anniversary of the Allies' acceptance of Nazi Germany's surrender of its armed forces on 8 May 1945, which ended World War II. Hitler had committed suicide on 30 April during the Battle of Berlin and Germany's surrender was authorised by his successor. The act of military surrender was first signed at 02:41 on 7th May in Reims, and a slightly modified document was signed on 8 May in Berlin. Most European countries celebrate the end of World War II on 8 May.

Decorate your house, sing your WW2 songs, play war time games and have a picnic – don’t forget your WW2 dish! Children during the war played games you still play now - hopscotch, hide and seek, chutes (snakes) and ladders, cards, statues and skipping. They also played four square, marbles, checkers and a board game called Candy Land. Have a go at some!

 

 

Thursday 7th May

9am - Get active with a Joe Wicks workout. You can pick any of his workouts. It doesn't have to be Monday's or at 9am! Or visit @GomersalSport on Twitter and have a go at one of the activities. 

Maths - Begin with Problem of the Day. The answers can be found on the second page. After, watch the Lesson 4 video on calculating perimeter, from 'Summer Term - Week 3 (W/C 4th May)' and then have a go at the questions in your orange exercise book. Mark your answers afterwards.

English - Re-read your plan from yesterday to remind yourself of what you are going to write. Then, write your letter to a friend or family member you haven’t seen for a while. In your letter, remember to describe what has changed and how things are different, what you are enjoying and what you miss. Let them know how you are feeling and what you are thinking. Finish with telling them what you would like to do when this is all over. You can use the checklist to help you write your letter.

Cooking and Nutrition- Now’s the time to make those WW2 recipes. Recipes can be found here.

 

 

Wednesday 6th May

9am - Get active with a Joe Wicks workout. You can pick any of his workouts. It doesn't have to be Monday's or at 9am! Or visit @GomersalSport on Twitter and have a go at one of the activities. 

Maths - Begin with the starter activity. After, watch the Lesson 3 video on divide with remaindes, from 'Summer Term - Week 3 (W/C 4th May)' and then have a go at the questions in your orange exercise book. Mark your answers afterwards.

English - Read the letters written by WW2 evacuees. What are features of letters? What do they both include? During the war lots of children were evacuated to the countryside. They experienced new things, they were away from their families and food was rationed. At the moment, you are all experiencing new things with being in lockdown. Plan a letter to a friend or family member you haven’t seen for a while. In your plan, make notes on what has changed and how things are different, what you are enjoying and what you miss. Note down how you are feeling and what you are thinking. Think about what you would like to do when this is all over.

Art - In preparation for VE day on Friday, make some decorations for your party. Union jack bunting was used to decorate the streets and union jack flags were waved. You could make these or think of your own decorations. You can use the bunting template and flag template. Think about using the colours red, white and blue. Also, remember that there are some science themed art activities suggested by Mrs Barrett. These can be found at the top of our page.

 

 

Tuesday 5th May

9am - Get active with a Joe Wicks workout. You can pick any of his workouts. It doesn't have to be Monday's or at 9am! Or visit @GomersalSport on Twitter and have a go at one of the activities. 

Maths - Begin with Connect 4. After, watch the Lesson 2 video on multiplying 4-digits by 2-digits, from 'Summer Term - Week 3 (W/C 4th May)' and then have a go at the questions in your orange exercise book. Mark your answers afterwards.

English - Use spelling tiles or practice/test to practice spelling words from the Year 5/6 word list. Then, complete the SPaG activities to improve the diary entries. 

PSHE - Have a look at the questions about money. Either, think about the questions yourself, or have a discussion with someone else in your family.  Then, watch the videos on money management and debt. Do you get pocket money? Do you look after your money? After, have a look at these different scenarios. What are the dilemmas? What is the best possible solution? Think about what you have learnt and create a list of ways you can save your money.

 

 

Monday 4th May

9am - Get active with a Joe Wicks workout. You can pick any of his workouts. It doesn't have to be Monday's or at 9am! Or visit @GomersalSport on Twitter and have a go at one of the activities. 

Maths - Begin with Coconut Multiples. After, watch the Lesson 1 video on multiplying 2-digit numbers (area model), from 'Summer Term - Week 3 (W/C 4th May)' and then have a go at the questions in your orange exercise book. Mark your answers afterwards.

English - Watch the clip first. Then, read the text about rationing and answer the questions in your orange exercise book. Write your answers as full sentences. Choose either the 1, 2 or 3 star sheet. Mark your answers afterwards.

Music - Learn ‘We’ll meet again’ in preparation for Friday 8th May. Why not get your family involved? Will you sing parts? Will someone do a solo? Can you learn it off by heart? Find other songs that were sung during WWII and learn those.  

 

 

Friday 1st May

9am - Get active with a Joe Wicks workout. You can pick any of his workouts. It doesn't have to be Monday's or at 9am! Or visit @GomersalSport on Twitter and have a go at one of the activities. 

Maths - Begin by choosing a game on Hit the Button. Then, have a go at super shapes investigation. After you've solved the problem, have a look at the answers

English - Re-read your facts and fact files on the Kindertransport so you know what facts you still need to include to finish. Think about how you have presented your information, are there some features you’ve not included? Remember to use a mixture of headings, sub-headings, bullet points, text boxes and diagrams/pictures.

Science - Become a bird watcher! (Or continue bird watching if you started in the Easter holidays). Make a bird feeder out of an old plastic bottle or is there a different way you could make a bird feeder? If you haven’t had a go yet, try making your own bird box. You can then ‘bird watch’ and try to identify different birds that come to your feeder/bird box. Use the guide or do your own research. If you don’t have a bird feeder or bird box, look out for birds that visit your garden, or ones you see whilst on a walk, and try to identify them. You could keep a record of the different birds you see.

 

 

Thursday 30th April

9am - Get active with a Joe Wicks workout. You can pick any of his workouts. It doesn't have to be Monday's or at 9am! Or visit @GomersalSport on Twitter and have a go at one of the activities. 

Maths - Begin with Problem of the Day. The answers can be found on the second page. After, watch the Lesson 4 video on subtracting decimals with a different number of decimal places, from 'Summer Term - Week 2 (W/C 27th April)' and then have a go at the questions in your orange exercise book. Mark your answers afterwards.

English - Remind yourself of the information you collected about the Kindertrasport. Then, begin to write your fact file (you will finish it off tomorrow). Think about how you will present your information. You could create a poster, leaflet, PowerPoint, type it up on Word or even a video. If you are presenting your information in written form, remember to use headings, sub-headings, bullet points, text boxes and diagrams/pictures.

Computing - This year, Friday 8th May is a bank holiday. Research why this date this year is particularly important. It is linked with a historical event. When you have found out the historical event it is linked to, research them both further – the first time it happened and why it is being celebrated on Friday 8th May.

 

 

Wednesday 29th April

9am - Get active with a Joe Wicks workout. You can pick any of his workouts. It doesn't have to be Monday's or at 9am! Or visit @GomersalSport on Twitter and have a go at one of the activities. 

Maths - Begin by choosing a game on Hit the Button. After, watch the Lesson 3 video on adding decimals with a different number of decimal places, from 'Summer Term - Week 2 (W/C 27th April)' and then have a go at the questions in your orange exercise book. Mark your answers afterwards.

English - Esther form ‘Letters from the Lighthouse’ came to Budmouth Point via the Kindertransport. Think back to our workshop about Leo, the little Jewish boy. He came to England the same way. For the rest of this week, you are going to create a fact file about the Kindertransport. Today, research as much information as you can about the Kindertransport and record it using bullet points. Remember to write the information in note form and in your own words.

Art - Have a look on Mrs Barratt’s Art Blog and pick an activity from there to have a go at. Remember there is also the science themed art work. These can be found here.

 

 

Tuesday 28th April

9am - Get active with a Joe Wicks workout. You can pick any of his workouts. It doesn't have to be Monday's or at 9am! Or visit @GomersalSport on Twitter and have a go at one of the activities. 

Maths - Begin with the starter activity. After, watch the Lesson 2 video on subtracting decimals with the same number of decimal places, from 'Summer Term - Week 2 (W/C 27th April)' and then have a go at the questions in your orange exercise book. Mark your answers afterwards.

English - Have a go at the spelling activity on -cious and -tious worfds. Then, complete the SPaG activity focusing on using the correct tenses. 

PSHE - What do we mean about the word aesthetic? Look it up in the dictionary if you are unsure.  What things, in are surroundings (our environment), are beautiful? 

2020 will be a celebration of 50 years of Earth Day and these were their big plans:

Mission 1: To plant 7.8 billion trees by 2020. Fact: That’s one tree for each person on Earth!

Mission 2: To stop using fossil fuels and make cities run on 100% renewable energy. Fact: One wind turbine could provide electricity for 1,400 homes!

Work through the information on the environment and answer the questions. Then, design a poster showing both the negative and positive impacts people can have on the earth.

 

 

Monday 27th April

9am - Get active with a Joe Wicks workout. You can pick any of his workouts. It doesn't have to be Monday's or at 9am! Or visit @GomersalSport on Twitter and have a go at one of the activities. 

Maths - Begin with Tommy's Times Table Trek game. After, watch the Lesson 1 video on adding decimals with the same number of decimal places, from 'Summer Term - Week 2 (W/C 27th April)' and then have a go at the questions in your orange exercise book. Mark your answers afterwards.

English - Imagine that you are a London detective who has been put in charge of trying to locate Sukie (from Letters from the Lighthouse. You believe that Sukie had planned to disappear but the chief detective leading the investigation doesn’t believe you. Therefore, you must go back over the whole of Chapter 1 and record all of the evidence which suggests Sukie planned this. You can draw a table to help you. 

PE -Move It! Have a go at the action patterns and then create your own. How long can you make your sequence? Why not challenge someone in your family to try out your action pattern?

 

 

Friday 24th April

9am - Get active with a Joe Wicks workout. You can pick any of his workouts. It doesn't have to be Monday's or at 9am! Or visit @GomersalSport on Twitter and have a go at one of the activities. 

Maths - Begin with the starter activity and then mark your answers. After, use a map of England and find several suitable places which you could have been evacuated to during World War Two. Remember children were evacuated to places far away from the big cities. After you have looked at your map, you could research where children were evacuated to during the war. Calculate the cost and time it would take to send two children to these places by using train websites. Which do you think would be the best place to be evacuated to? Why?

English - Remind yourself of the story plan you wrote yesterday. Then, write the next part of ‘Letters from the Lighthouse’ (three or four paragraphs) ensuring their story links in with, and follows on from chapter one. Use a range of clause structures, cohesive devices and description in your writing. Once you have finished your story, read the beginning of Chapter 2. Does your story continue in the same way? How is it similar/different?

Science - This half term, we are learning about life cycles and reproduction in plants and animals. You may remember Rosie and Fran from last year who were the ducklings we watched hatch and grow into full sized ducks. To start off our topic, define the words as best you can. It doesn’t matter if you don’t know what some of the words mean, have a guess or leave them blank. Do not Google them! At the end of our topic, you should be able to add to your definitions. Then, research the life cycle of a duck and record your findings using pictures and facts. You can choose to draw your pictures, print photos or take your own photos. Remember to write information in your own words.

 

Thursday 23rd April

9am - Get active with a Joe Wicks workout. You can pick any of his workouts. It doesn't have to be Monday's or at 9am! Or visit @GomersalSport on Twitter and have a go at one of the activities. 

Maths - Begin with the starter activity and then mark your answers. After, watch the Lesson 3 video on adding decimals - crossing the whole, from 'Summer Term - Week 1 (W/C 20 April)' and then have a go at the questions in your orange exercise book. Mark your answers afterwards.

English - Re-read Chapter 1 from ‘Letters from the Lighthouse’ and the summary you wrote. Make sure you have a good understanding of what happens towards the end of the chapter. Tomorrow, you are then going to write the next part of the story, following on from the end of chapter 1. Today, mind map ideas as to what will happen next in the story. Mind map the characters’ actions, thoughts, questions, description of the setting.

Computing - As the book we are looking at in English is 'Letters from the Lighthouse', research the history of the lighthouse. Can you present your findings in a creative way?

 

 

Wednesday 22nd April

9am - Get active with a Joe Wicks workout. You can pick any of his workouts. It doesn't have to be Monday's or at 9am! Or visit @GomersalSport on Twitter and have a go at one of the activities. 

Maths - Begin with the starter activity and then mark your answers. After, watch the Lesson 3 video on compliments to 1, from 'Summer Term - Week 1 (W/C 20 April)' and then have a go at the questions in your orange exercise book. Mark your answers afterwards.

English - Read Chapter 1 from ‘Letters from the Lighthouse’. Keep stopping throughout the chapter to make sure you have understood what you have just read. Then, write a summary of the chapter. Remember to only include the key and important events. Use cohesive devices within and across your paragraphs to help your writing flow. Challenge yourself to use a range of cohesive devices.

Art - Redesign the picture on the cover of the book ‘Letters from a Lighthouse’. Try to provoke similar thoughts and feelings about the book through your design (it has to make the reader think similar things about the story as the original). Be creative with how you add colour to your front cover. You could use paint, watercolours, shading, crayons etc. Try to think of an alternative title which provides a similar message. Then, re-write the blurb, again trying to achieve the same effect but altering the order in which the information is provided. Is this possible? Which structure is more effective? Why?

 

 

Tuesday 21st April

9am - Get active with a Joe Wicks workout. You can pick any of his workouts. It doesn't have to be Monday's or at 9am! Or visit @GomersalSport on Twitter and have a go at one of the activities. 

Maths - Begin with the starter activity and then mark your answers. After, watch the Lesson 2 video on subtracting decimals within 1, from 'Summer Term - Week 1 (W/C 20 April)' and then have a go at the questions in your orange exercise book. Mark your answers afterwards.

English - Use spelling tiles or practice/test to practice spelling words using the rules 'i before e except after c. Work through the information about figurative language. Then, choose image 1, image 2 or image 3 Blitz image (or all three!). Create sentences to describe the image(s) using figurative language - similes, metaphors, personification and hyperbole. You can write your sentences as separate bullet points or as a paragraph that links together. 

PSHE - What is a community? What communities do you belong to? Work through the information on communities. Answer the questions and complete the activities. 

 

 

Monday 20th April

Welcome back! We hope you had a lovely Easter break, and have enjoyed the sunshine as well as having a go at some of the holiday activities.

9am - Get active with a Joe Wicks workout. You can pick any of his workouts. It doesn't have to be Monday's or at 9am! Or visit @GomersalSport on Twitter and have a go at one of the activities. 

Maths - Begin with the starter activity and then mark your answers. After, watch the Lesson 1 video on adding decimals within 1, from 'Summer Term - Week 1 (W/C 20 April)' and then have a go at the questions in your orange exercise book. Mark your answers afterwards.

English - This half term activities are based around the book 'Letters from the Lighthouse' by Emma Carroll. If you wish to read the whole book, it can be purchased online.

Complete the four inference tasks about the book's front and back cover. 

Music - Watch the video about finding sounds around you to make music. Then, explore sound sources around your home/outdoor area that could be used in your music. Anything that moves or can safely be struck, scraped or twanged can be investigated. Collect a range of items that make interesting sounds, and use these to create your live musical composition. Remember to select one sound to make a good basic beat. Then, select other sounds and add them to the mix in different rhythms.

If you want to extend your piece of music further, sounds can be recorded (like in the video clip) using a mobile phone, then edited using free downloadable software available online. Audacity is one piece of software which may work to edit your piece of music.

 

 

Easter Holiday Projects and Activities

Over the Easter break, have a go at the activities below. You can choose which projects you do, and which tasks within each project you complete. You don't have to do them all! There are cooking and nutrition activities, science enquiries, DT projects, Easter art work and physical activity ideas. Have fun with the tasks but also have a break! Enjoy spending time with your family. Why not go on a virtual gallery tour together? Here is a list of galleries offering this experience. 

Project One - Cooking & Nutrition

Spy on sugar and create a project book about a healthy and balanced diet. Find out about your different tasks here. For task three, use the Eat Well Guide and Portion Size information

Project Two - Science

Continue with your Science activity from Friday. Make your own lever, gear and pulley.  A reminder of your tasks can be found here. Have a go at answering the questions and try making your own leavers, gears and pulleys out of different objects and materials. 

Project Three - Science

Make a world record paper plane and try and beat the world record for the distance travelled! Your activity can be found here.

Project Four - Science

Make your own bird feeder or box and become a bird watcher, and start a plant diary from your own cutting. Here are your instructions. 

Project Five - RE and Art

Find out about Easter and the Easter story and then make your own Easter Artwork. You can use the template or create your own (or download the word document version so you can re-size your template). Be creative! Find out about your tasks here

Project Six - Physical Activity

Follow @GomersalSport on Twitter and complete the different physical activity suggestions. There will be a new post each day. This will continue during term time and we will aim to post suggestions for the morning and afternoon. 

'Your School Games' and 'Legacy Sport' have also teamed up to come up with different activities to keep you active. Have a go and see if you can make your own versions. 

 

 

Friday 3rd April

9am - Get active with a Joe Wicks workout. You can pick any of his workouts. It doesn't have to be Monday's or at 9am!

Maths - Start with Multiplication Fishing. Then, complete Build it up. Build up the pyramid so that the top number totals 15. Challenge yourself to make your own pyramid. Can you make a pyramid using larger numbers, decimals or fractions? 

English - DEAR (Drop Everything and And Read). Then, work through Lesson 3 to edit your poem from 'Lesson 2' and perform it. 

Science - Make your own lever, gear and pulley. Carry on your project into the Easter holidays, making your own leavers, gears and pulleys out of different objects and materials. 

 

 

Thursday 2nd April

9am - Get active with a Joe Wicks workout. You can pick any of his workouts. It doesn't have to be Monday's or at 9am!

Maths - Start with Hit the Button. Then, watch Week 1, Lesson 4 - Video on understanding thousandths. Then, have a go at the questions in your orange exercise book. Mark your answers afterwards.

English - DEAR (Drop Everything and And Read). Then, work through Lesson 2 to write your poem based on your work from 'Lesson 1'. 

Computing - Complete the Scratch activities on iLearn2. On the pupil log in, enter the code 0004 and click go to access the activities. 

 

 

Wednesday 1st April

9am - Get active with a Joe Wicks workout. You can pick any of his workouts. It doesn't have to be Monday's or at 9am!

Maths - Start with times table targets. Then, watch Week 1, Lesson 3 - Video on decimals to fractions. Then, have a go at the questions in your orange exercise book. Mark your answers afterwards.

English - Continue with your reading journal. Draw a picture based on information in a passage you have read. Then, work through Lesson 1 to begin planning your poem based on the images from 'The Arrival'. Think back to our learning over the previous weeks. 

Art - Watch the clip about the secret spy pencil from WW2. What can you find out about the pencil? How was it used during WW2? Create your own very special pencil. What would it be like? What special things would it do? Draw and label a picture of your design.

 

 

Tuesday 31st March

9am - Get active with a Joe Wicks workout. You can pick any of his workouts. It doesn't have to be Monday's or at 9am!

Maths - Start with TT Rockstars to practice your times tables. Then, watch Week 1, Lesson 2 - Video on decimals to fractions. Then, have a go at the questions in your orange exercise book. Mark your answers afterwards.

English - Continue with your reading journal. Write questions you would like to ask the characters to find out more about them. 

Look through the information on different nouns and complete the worksheet (If you can't print the worksheet, create a table in your book and group the nouns). Mark your answers afterwards.

RE - Explore Coventry Cathedral here. Create a mind map in your exercise book about Coventry Cathedral and answer the following questions:

  • What happened to the Coventry cathedral?
  • Why was it important for them to rebuild the cathedral?
  • How does the cathedral practice reconciliation?
  • How does the cathedrals express the teaching of Jesus about forgiveness?

 

 

Monday 30th March

9am - Get active with a Joe Wicks workout. You can pick any of his workouts. It doesn't have to be Monday's or at 9am!

Maths - Start with Hit the Button to practice your times tables. Then, continue our class learning on decimals to 2 dp. Watch WEEK 1, lesson 1 video and then have a go at the questions in your orange exercise book. Mark your answers afterwards.

English - Start with reading. Continue or begin a reading journal. This means that when you have read a chapter or two you make comments and respond to events and characters. Summarise the part you have read and predict what might happen next. 

Read the text about the rainforest and deforestation, then answer the questions in your orange exercise book. Write your answers as full sentences. Choose either the 1, 2 or 3 star sheet. Mark your answers afterwards. The text, questions and answers can be found here.

Music - Adapt the lyrics to 'A million dreams' to write a song about the rainforest. It could be called 'A million trees'. Think about what we have learnt in our geography lessons (animals, plants, deforestation), and from the book 'The vanishing rainforest' (the Whites vs the Nabe). Look at the lyrics on YouTube or download them. You could even record yourself singing the new version and tweet it. Be creative!

 

 

Tuesday 24th March - Friday 27th March

Please look at work set for year 6 each day as this work has been planned by year 5 and 6 staff for all Upper KS2 pupils. Thank You.

 

 

Monday 23rd March

Here is a list of home learning activities for today:

Maths - Have a go at the NRICH activity which can be found here

English - Look at this story starter from Pobble 365. If you have some books at home, choose one to be your reading book and enjoy it. What questions can you create  about your book?

PE - Get outside and be active! See how many times you can throw and catch a ball against a wall or how many keepie uppies you can do.