Year 5 Home learning – Week commencing 18th May

Hi Year 5,

How has your week been? We have been busy writing your school reports. It has been lovely to think about how well all of you have done during your time in Year 5. We have had some great comments on the blog but we would love to hear from more of you. To write a comment, make sure you scroll to the bottom of the post.

Internet Safety

Here is some further activities to keep you all safe on the online

Activity 1: Alfie’s videos

Watch Episode 1: Block Him Right Good, Alfie again with your child at www.thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/watch/

Look at the sheet below with Alfie’s profile. Alfie has taken some important steps to make sure that he is safe when he is making videos and posting them online. Write down four steps Alfie has taken.

Once completed, discuss your answers with your parents and see if you can identity any missing steps (Answers are at the bottom of the blog post)

Activity 2: Being kind online

  • Ask your child what they remember about Episode 1 of Play Like Share.  (Answers are at the bottom of the blog post)
  1. Who wrote a mean comment about Alfie?
  2. Who liked’ the comment?
  3. Why wasn’t this a kind thing to do?
  • Explain when we write or post something online, we must always think about how we might make other people feel.
  • What positive words could Ellie, Alfie and Sam use to describe each other?
  • Look at the Resource below titled Being kind online. Draw pictures of each character and write down as many positive words and phrases as you can think of next to each character using any clues in the video to help.

 

English

It had all started out as a dare.

“No-one is brave enough to camp out in the woods all alone” they had all said.

So far, he had proved them wrong but today that was all about to change.

 

Activity 1 – Look at the image and the story starter. What is a dare? Who do you think dared the boy to sleep in the woods? How do you think he felt when he set up his camp? In the morning he felt relieved. Why do you think his feelings changed?

Activity 2 – Create a word bank of things you might hear, see, feel and smell in the woods. Think about whether these are the same or different at night time.

Activity 3 – Improve these sentences. He opened the tent. He looked outside. It was light.

Activity 4 – Use the image and the story starter to write the story. What do you think happens next? Will he leave the tent? Will someone or something appear? Try using similes, metaphors and personification to improve your description. Remember use ISPACE openers. Don’t forget to edit your stories.

We can not wait to read some of your stories.

Reading

You can continue to use the Scholastic Virtual Reading Library online allowing you to access lots of different books on their website. We have assigned you a book of funny poems to read. Have a look and choose your favorite.

The Scholastic Reading Pro website (https://educator-slz03.scholasticlearningzone.com/slz-portal/#/login3/GBR2VCR) (look at the previous blog posts to set up your log ins)

Maths

We will be continuing with Measurement in Oak Academy and we are on lesson 5 (we have checked through for any error). Remember to read all the units carefully as they do shift around.

Monday – Lesson 6

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/maths/to-convert-miles-and-kilometres-year-5-wk4-1

Tuesday – Lesson 7

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/maths/to-convert-between-grams-and-kilograms-year-5-wk4-2

Wednesday – Lesson 8

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/maths/to-convert-units-of-mass-year-5-wk4-3

Thursday – Lesson 9

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/maths/to-convert-between-pounds-and-kilograms-year-5-wk4-4

Friday – Lesson 10

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/maths/to-apply-measures-and-conversions-in-context-year-5-wk4-5

 

SATs Companion

This week, we have set you an arithmetic test on Sats Companion to keep you ticking over with those valuable skills.

Well done to the following people who put lots of effort into their SC last week.

Year 5 really are…TT ROCKSTARS!
Well done to everyone that had a go at the TT Rockstars tournament this week, year 5 won! An especially big well done for Ergi and Bilal who together earned more than 10,000 points!
We are setting up a boys v girls this week. Let’s see who will be victorious.

Geography

This lessons teaches you about the seven continents and five oceans of the world and how to map them using a globe and an atlas.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zk3nscw

 

Internet Safety – Answers 

Activity 1: Alfie’s Video

  1. Profile picture is an avatar, not an actual photo
  2. Username does not feature his name.
  3. Privacy set to friends only.
  4. Wears clothes that are not school uniform or private, like pyjamas.

Activity 2: Being kind online

  1. The Popcorn Wizards
  2. Sam
  3. Sam is meant to be Alfie’s friend

 

32 thoughts on “Year 5 Home learning – Week commencing 18th May

  • 18th May 2020 at 1:50 pm
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    I am a bit confused about the English?

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    • 19th May 2020 at 11:37 am
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      Hi Nasia,

      We would love you to write us a story to do with the image of someone looking out of the opening of a tent. We have given you 4 activities to help you think about, plan and then up-level your sentences before you start the full story, similar to the way we plan extended writing in school.
      Imagine you are camping in an abandoned forest, at first you thought it was a good idea, but as it become dark it starts to become scary. How would you feel? What can you see, hear, smell, taste and touch? Would you be brave enough to leave the tent? What could be outside?
      Read through the starting sentences carefully before you start.

      I hope this helps! Please reply with any other questions you may have

      Miss Whaites

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      • 19th May 2020 at 12:06 pm
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        Thank you Miss Whaites, that was all. Hope you are having a nice day. 😀

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        • 19th May 2020 at 12:23 pm
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          Thank you Nasia, it’s a lovely day today so I am enjoying the sunshine and I hope you are too! Make sure you get outside to enjoy the weather 😊

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        • 19th May 2020 at 12:48 pm
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          Dylan Dyball’s password isn’t not recognised on SATs companions… can you please reset… ?

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          • 19th May 2020 at 3:54 pm
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            Can you make sure he is on the ‘Pupil’ Log in section as this where many are struggling. Please find link below:-

            https://app.satscompanion.com/login

            Regards. Mr Whitfield.

          • 20th May 2020 at 3:32 pm
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            Thank you for your advice.. this has now been resolved. 😃

  • 19th May 2020 at 9:16 am
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    I cant select any awnsers on the first maths quiz for the 19th…

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    • 19th May 2020 at 11:43 am
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      Hi Jack,

      Have you tried closing down the web page and opening it back up again? If this doesn’t work, feel free to go straight onto the video for this lesson and maybe try again tomorrow?

      Well done for having a go! I hope you enjoy it.

      Miss Whaites

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  • 19th May 2020 at 2:56 pm
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    I think I forgot how to log in to SATs companion, how do I do it?

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    • 19th May 2020 at 3:51 pm
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      Hi Hilary,

      Do you need your log in details?? I can get them sent out to you if needs be.
      You must log into the pupil areas. Click on the link below.
      https://app.satscompanion.com/login

      Regards Mr Whitfield

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  • 20th May 2020 at 10:10 am
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    hi all, hope you are keeping well. this is my home work for the first activity on the writing task, i will try my hardest to finish it but i am at mini school. keep well and stay safe,

    Q1. I think that a group of friends are playing truth or dare and have dared the character to spend a night in the forest. In the story starter It mentions that no one has done it before so he/she might want to prove that he is brave. I think that he felt a little proud when he set up the tent because he has not already backed out of the dare. He might also feel anxious because animals might come while he is sleeping. I think he felt relived in the morning because he lasted the hole night.
    nytia

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    • 20th May 2020 at 10:46 am
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      What great ideas Nytia! I can see that you have really thought hard about what someone might feel in this situation. I would definitely feel anxious!

      Remember ‘hole’ is a homophone.
      Hole – a hollow gap in a solid surface
      Whole – all of something

      I can’t wait to read the next part of your English work.
      I hope you enjoy mini school 😊
      Miss Whaites

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    • 21st May 2020 at 1:44 pm
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      Hi Nytia,
      I hope you are enjoying mini school and staying safe.
      You have used clues in the text and image to help you make some good inference. Well done! I look forward to reading your story when you get chance to write it.
      Mrs Turiccki

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  • 20th May 2020 at 10:17 am
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    hi its me again and i would like to know if we could have online school council meetings because i have some great thoughts and some of us at mini school do too.

    thanks,
    Nytia

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    • 21st May 2020 at 1:40 pm
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      A lovely idea Nytia. I will look into a way that we can share our ideas.
      Mrs Turiccki

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  • 20th May 2020 at 1:51 pm
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    Hi Mr Whitfield,

    I think I need my login sent to me if that’s ok?

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    • 21st May 2020 at 1:45 pm
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      I will look into it for you Hilary.
      Mrs Turiccki

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  • 21st May 2020 at 11:57 am
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    Hello it is Rosie, here is my weeks English work. I tried to incorporate activity 3 into the first paragraph. I hope you like my work.

    With shaking hands, he slowly unzipped the tent. Peering outside, the blazing sun pierced through the leaves and branches that surrounded him. He could smell the damp moss and heard footsteps. The footsteps grew louder and louder. He was terrified. He could also hear the voices of the people in the distance – they were men and he was sure that they had come to snatch him or worse!

    His heart pounded so loudly that he could feel it under his tshirt. He must get to safety. Quickly, he darted out of the tent and climbed a large tree, up and up onto a high branch. He waited.

    The mens voices got louder and he heard a dog bark. The bark sounded familiar. The dog got closer and closer to his hide-out. He saw the dog’s tail and suddenly it jumped up trying to reach him in the branches. It was his dog Ginny from home!

    The men were his Dad and Uncle who had come to collect him from the woods. He was so relieved and extremely hungry.

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    • 21st May 2020 at 1:39 pm
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      A great piece of writing Rosie. I like your sentence started in the first paragraph. Your description of the sun is wonderful. Your use of short sentences helps to build the tension. Next time, you can try and use a wider variety of conjunctions. I hope you are enjoying the blazing sun in your own garden.
      Mrs Turiccki

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  • 21st May 2020 at 6:43 pm
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    Hi,
    I think that the boy was dared by one of his friends, he might have felt quite anxious and scared while setting up the camp. He might hear the owls chirping, he might see animals such as deers, bears and all sorts, he might feel the soft breeze
    swaying around his skin. Once he set up his sleeping bag he settled into the tent and had a nap then woke up to eat, he had forgotten about the food and he had not packed any.. so he had to go look for some, then he opened up the tent, he took a glance at the wild woods in front of him ,while looking the boy had seen a spark of light coming from the very end of the woods. The boy suddenly felt less hungry, he was really scared and did not want to leave the tent, he wondered if one of his friends was trying to make him loose the bet and run out of the forest or was someone stalking him?…

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    • 21st May 2020 at 7:01 pm
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      Hi Atilola,
      You made some good inference. I can really imagine the soft breeze swaying around him. Remember to check you have used capital letters and full stops as you type. I love your phrase ‘spark of light’. Your use of a question at the end really makes me want to find out what happened next.
      I hope you are enjoying some of the lovely sunshine that we are having.
      Mrs Turiccki

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  • 22nd May 2020 at 10:12 am
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    Hi its jack i cant find some string for our maths for the last
    lesson

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    • 22nd May 2020 at 12:32 pm
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      Hi this my English writing
      Shivering in fear, he curled up on the corner of the zipped up tent. He was so terrified he stayed awake all night. The owls hoot, swaying leaves and dancing trees filled his ears with terrifying sound. As the flaming hot sun shone through the tent, he slowly opened the zip.
      When he reached outside, the stench of wet leaves burnt his nose. All of a sudden, he spotted a shadow. As pale as a ghost, he ran back in the tent in fear. Suddenly the footsteps became louder and louder as they came closer. Someone was calling his name and at that moment he realised that it was just his dad and friends coming to pick him up.

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  • 22nd May 2020 at 10:14 am
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    What should I do now?

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    • 22nd May 2020 at 10:27 am
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      Hi Jack, it’s fantastic to see you are working through the maths. How have you found it this week?
      Don’t worry about the string. Could you use a ruler to measure and convert some smaller things in your house? Try writing each measurement in mm, cm and m.
      If not, you could also try some of the other activities on the blog. We have a tt rockstars tournement on. Could you bring the boys score up?
      I hope you enjoy

      Miss Whaites

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  • 26th May 2020 at 9:28 am
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    hi all hope you are all keeping well. just wanted to see how you were doing. i looked through the posts and spotted that Atilola has posted. i wanted to say that i miss you and cant wait to see you again.

    Nytia xx

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    • 3rd June 2020 at 8:20 am
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      Hi Nytia. Great to see that you are keeping on top of the work. I look forward to hearing all about it when we are back to school.

      Mrs Hatfield

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  • 2nd June 2020 at 8:12 pm
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    When i was doing the maths i found it very challenging but it was very fun

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  • 2nd June 2020 at 8:14 pm
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    When i was doing the maths i found it very fun and challenging but i tried hard and finished it

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  • 2nd June 2020 at 8:17 pm
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    i found the maths really fund and challenging and i really want to do more

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    • 3rd June 2020 at 8:25 am
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      Hi Ashraq,

      There are plenty of online maths activities you can have a go at.Try some of these links:

      TT Rockstars – All children have access to the website (usernames and passwords are in their homework diaries). This will be updated regularly.

      https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/ This weblink will take you to the White Rose maths Home Learning site where there are many problem solving activities and resources to help your child’s mathematical development.

      Top Marks – Maths games online

      https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-third-grade-math Maths videos and activities (Year 5 equivalent level).

      Mrs Hatfield

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