Hi year 5,
We hope that you have all found some time at the beginning of the week to enjoy the beautiful weather that we had. Let’s hope the sun returns soon to help you with this week’s art project. What have you been enjoying this week? We cannot wait to read about all of the work you are completing.
Here is the home learning for next week.
Internet Safety (This activity is to completed at home)
- Discuss their answers, using the answer sheet located at the bottom of the blog post.
Activity 1: Who should Ellie turn to?
- If needed, watch Episode 2: Who’s Magnus?, again with your child at thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/watch/.
- Ask your child:
- Why was Ellie upset?
- Explain that Ellie needs someone to help when she is upset. Look at the activity ‘Who should Ellie turn to?’ on p2 of this activity sheet. Hide the answers at the bottom of the page by zooming in on screen, or folding it over if it’s on paper.
- Read the description on each line and ask them to decide whether this is a good person for Ellie to talk to. Then check and discuss their answers.
- Explain that someone with the ‘good qualities’ they have ticked would be a trusted adult. Remind your child of when Alfie turned to his mum when he was being pressured by the gamer in episode 1.
- Finish by asking your child:
- Who did Ellie turn to? Were they the best person to go to?
Activity 2: Write a message to Ellie
- Recap the learning from the previous activity by asking your child:
- Who is a good person for Ellie to turn to when she is upset? What qualities should they have?
- Ask your child to write a message to Ellie, advising her on what she could do after she saw the mean comments that she thinks Sam has posted.
- Explore thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/worried with your child to help them add more detail to their message e.g. who Ellie’s trusted adult might be and how she could ask for help.
Credit: Matt Dawson https://www.onceuponapicture.co.uk/the-collections/the-non-fiction-collection/
Activity 1 – What do you think is interesting about the octopus? What did you already know and what have you learnt? Why has Matt Dawson presented the facts in this way? What is the effect of the layout on the reader? Why is the fact about camouflage written in a different coloured font?
Activity 2 – Research the octopus. What else can you find out about their diet and where they live? Record what you find as notes. You could use a concept map to record your notes. The National Geographic for Kids website has some interesting facts.
Activity 3 – Use your information to write your own information text about the octopus. Think about your layout. What subheadings will you use? How will you make your text more interesting for the reader? Include a ‘did you know..?’.
Activity 4 – Look through your text. Use your editing skills to improve your writing. Remember to check the basics first, including full stops, capital letters and spelling. Look through your vocabulary. Can you improve your choices? Check you have used a range of sentence starters and conjunctions. Do you need to include any extra details?
Activity 5 – Use your imagination to write up your information text.
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)
Working online means that you don’t get to practise your handwriting skills and develop your style. Here is a handwriting activity. If you have a printer, you can print this out but don’t worry if you don’t have one: just write on a piece of paper.
This week’s focus is decimal numbers.
Don’t forget to log on to TT Rockstars to practise your times tables. There will be a battle between the classes. Watch out for individual challenges from your teachers too.
This week, we have set you a grammar test on Sats Companion. We will look at the results at the end of the week and set some lessons based on the areas of grammar that you need help with.
Well done to the following people who put lots of effort into their SC last week.
One of the most interesting of the English Monarchic families was the Tudor family, most famously, Henry VIII (the 8th for those of you who have forgotten Roman numerals). Find out more about Henry VIII here…and try the Twinkl comprehension. Maybe share what you learned with a family member.
Today it has rained a little. Take advantage of the weather and see if you can go in search of snails. Have a close look at how beautiful the swirls are on their shell then have a go at some of the activities on this pdf.
It’s important to keep exercising whilst you’re at home. Here are a couple of ideas from the YOUTH SPORT TRUST for workouts and a fun ‘golf’ style activity that you could play with a family member.
Have a great week.
Mrs Hatfield, Miss Whaites and Mrs Turiccki