Hi Year 5,
It has been a mixed week this week, with thunder storms and rain. We hope you managed to get outside for some fresh air between showers.
Here is an English activity that will get you using that formal language. You get to watch some short films and become a movie critic. Maybe you could share these with someone at home.
Watch these short films:
Choose one that you enjoy most. Watch it again and make some notes about things you really like about it.
Write a film review
If you can, use the ‘Into Film’ Film Review template to write a review about your chosen film:
Or, just write it down on a piece of paper. Share your work
Send your review to friends to see if they would like to watch the film. Swap reviews if friends have reviewed different films.
Share your reviews on the blog via the comments. We can see which film comes out on top.
This week, we have set a grammar assessment on SATs Companion and also a lesson on formal and informal language, which will also help you with this writing task. Don’t forget to watch the videos before doing the lesson. They will help you with understanding how to respond to the questions.
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: Watch Play Like Share, Episode 3
- Watch Episode 3: ‘They have fans, but we have friends!’ with your child at www.thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/watch/.
- Use the following questions to chat about the cartoon:
o What did you like about this episode? What was your favourite bit?
o What did Magnus offer Ellie?
o Who was pretending to be Magnus? Why?
- Show your child the ‘Who’s Magnus’ worksheet on p2 and read the task with them.
- Ask them to write down the things that made Alfie suspicious (not so sure) about Magnus and discuss their answers.
- Talk about what advice they could give to Alfie about what he could do next. Discuss the importance of telling a trusted adult if they have any suspicions or experience any warning signs that something might not be quite right when they are talking to someone online.
Activity 2: Can you help Grandpa George?
- Ask your child what they remember about Episode 3 of Play Like Share.
o How did Selfie use technology to help them take part in the band competition?
- Show children the ‘Grandpa George’ worksheet on p3 and read the task with them.
- Ask children to write down ideas about how Grandpa could use the tablet to solve his problems. Encourage them to be inventive as possible.
- Ask your child to explain their plan to you. Also use this as an opportunity to explore the different ways you and your child use technology positively e.g. to keep in touch with friends and family, to learn from home.
We are still exploring decimals. This week, there are a range of activities including representing decimals, multiplying by 10, 100 and 1000, adding and subtracting decimals.
If you would like additional practise understanding and using decimals, the following website is useful: https://www.mathsisfun.com/decimals.html.
We have another week of battles between the classes.
Well done to these children for helping their class in the battles:
Linda, Ergi, Rosie, Mea, Treasure, Millie, Siraad, Ashley, Marqueeta, Ava, Jenny, Mouadh, Bilal, Mason, Jake, Jack, Tyler, Celia, Denny-George, Jack C, Dylan D, Reegan, Bryce, Harrison, Dylan C, Maysha, Nasia and Darius.
Art – Portraits
The first step of this project is to find some inspiration for your portrait. If you have a look at the websites below, you will find that artists have different styles and use different media. Think about which ones you like and dislike and why. Think about how the artists have created these effects. Once you have decided on an artist to focus on you could choose to do some research and find out a bit about them.
Next, you need to decide who is going to be the subject of your portrait. This might affect the style that you choose to use.
Now, that you have decided who your subject is and on your inspiration. It is time to practise some techniques.
Step 1: Draw your model with your writing hand. Time yourself to no more than 5 minutes. Step 2: Take 2 – 3 minutes to really look at your model. Try to spot what you didn’t see in step
1. This time you are going to draw with the hand you don’t usually write with.
Step 3: This time I would like you to take 2 – 3 minutes to study the face of your model again. Look at the space between the features on the face. How big is the space between the lips and the nose (1 finger space?)? How big is the space between the forehead and the start of the hairline? For this step you are going to be drawing the same model with your eyes closed so you will need to think about where you are going to start on your page.
Innovation and Evaluation
Take the inspiration from your chosen portrait along with the skills you have practised in the previous phase and draw your portrait!
When you have finished your piece. Take time to be proud. It is truly unique! You might like to write a few sentences about what you liked about your piece or one thing you might do differently next time.
If you wish, you could also use your portrait to create a 3D sculpture.
Research the Ancient Greeks. Find out as much as you can about how Greece was ruled and the Greek gods. Why not treat this as a fact finding mission and create some questions then send them to a friend so they can research it too. Here is a useful website:
Post one fact that you learnt about Ancient Greece that surprised you onto the blog.