Year 5 Home Learning Week Commencing 22nd June

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.

English

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:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMnx_3BC7EM: Fishing with Sam

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gj6V-xZgtlQ: Taking Flight

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YP6gTFs-VG4: Unimagined Friends

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:

https://www.intofilm.org/resources/3061/review-writing-frame-editable.pdf

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.

Sats Companion

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.
    Discuss:
    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.

Maths 

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.

Lesson 1 https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/decimals-to-represent-decimals

Lesson 2 https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/decimals-to-represent-multiplication-and-division-by-10-100-and-1000

Lesson 3 https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/decimals-to-derive-addition-and-subtract-decimal-facts

Lesson 4 https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/decimals-to-add-decimal-numbers

Lesson 5 https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/decimals-to-subtract-decimal-numbers

If you would like additional practise understanding and using decimals, the following website is useful: https://www.mathsisfun.com/decimals.html.

TT Rockstars

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

Inspiration

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.

https://www.woolffgallery.co.uk/jane-perkins

https://mymodernmet.com/contemporary-portrait-artists/

https://www.npg.org.uk/visit/360-gallery-views/

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.

Exploration

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.

 

Start with some warm up tasks to get your eye tuned in to the small details and space between features on the face. This can be done on scrap paper if you wish. Remember your mark making skills!

History

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:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z87tn39/articles/zxytpv4

Post one fact that you learnt about Ancient Greece that surprised you onto the blog.

PE

 

28 thoughts on “Year 5 Home Learning Week Commencing 22nd June

  • 22nd June 2020 at 11:40 am
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    Alexander the great found more than 70 cities and created an empire that stretched across three continents

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    • 22nd June 2020 at 12:53 pm
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      Wow! Well done Rayyan, what a fantastic fact. Thank you so much for sharing.

      Miss Whaites

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  • 22nd June 2020 at 12:19 pm
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    Hi everyone! I hope you all have been doing good during this current situation. I have done the English you have given me and here are the results.

    FILM REVIEW

    Fishing with Sam ☆☆☆☆☆
    Directed by Atle S. Blakseth 5 star rating
    Genre- animation

    If you love animation and teamwork then this film is for you. Fishing with Sam is a great example for youngsters and adults alike.

    This film is about a polar bear named Sam who goes fishing for food. Sadly he doesn’t catch anything. Then, a gang of penguins approach him with fish in their hands. They make fun of the poor bear by giggling and eating infront of him. The same happend with his neighbour (a seal). Soon they came up with a plan to stop them.

    In my opinion, I think this film should be known by all. It’s an enjoying mini-movie that has a moral to it. I would definitely share this to my family and friends.

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    • 22nd June 2020 at 12:56 pm
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      Well Done Maysha! That review has spoken so highly of this film, it has definitely made me want to watch it. You have described the plot well without giving away any spoilers. Great work!

      Miss Whaites

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  • 22nd June 2020 at 1:54 pm
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    I have also done the history task and I made a whole list of things that I have learnt.
    This is one of them.

    Did you know that in Sparta, boys left their families when they were 7 so they could begin their 23 years of training to become a soldier?

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    • 23rd June 2020 at 11:27 am
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      I did not know that. Thank you so much for sharing Maysha.
      How sad it would be if we had to leave to become a soldier at 7! I am definitely not brave enough for that.

      Well done,
      Miss Whaites

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    • 23rd June 2020 at 11:26 am
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      That is fantastic Mason. Have you enjoyed the maths lessons? What is one thing you have learnt?

      Well done,
      Miss Whaites

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  • 23rd June 2020 at 11:43 am
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    ​Hello everyone, this is my film review for ‘Fishing with Sam’ I posted this today (Tuesday) because My YouTube wasn’t working :(. Anyways I hope you are staying safe at home! 😀

    FILM REVIEW​

    Fishing with Sam: ☆☆☆☆☆​

    Directed by Atle S. Blakseth 5-star rating​
    Genre- animation.​

    This short clip is a nice friendly animation, and it’s all about a nice bear named Sam, he goes fishing because he’s hungry, but then out of nowhere a small group of mean penguin’s approach Sam and make fun of him because he can’t catch any fish. They laugh at him and eat their big,long fish in front of Sam’s face. Sam’s friendly neighbour (A seal) produced a plan to stop the penguin’s from stealing all their fish.​

    Overall I think this is a very friendly animation, and it shows that you shouldn’t be greedy. It has great teamwork, I would definitely recommend this to my friends and family. 🙂

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    • 24th June 2020 at 11:35 am
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      Well done Nasia, what a fantastic review.
      You have described the film very well and created a good summary of your thoughts at the end. Remember, we usually only use one conjunction in a sentence. Have a look at your first sentence and see if you can split this into two or three sentences.
      Super work Nasia,

      Miss Whaites

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  • 23rd June 2020 at 11:53 am
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    Did you know that the olyimpic games originated in ancient Greece ?

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    • 23rd June 2020 at 1:36 pm
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      Yeah i was born there! Don’t forget to stay safe and wash your hands!

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    • 24th June 2020 at 11:35 am
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      That is a very good fact! Well done Bryce.

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  • 23rd June 2020 at 1:31 pm
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    Fishing With Sam: ☆☆☆☆☆​

    Directed by Atle S. Blakseth 5-star rating​
    Genre- animation​

    I feel like this is a very nice short mini-film, and it is all about two best friends, Sam and the seal. One day Sam goes fishing so he catches some fish for lunch but, all of a sudden, a small gang of penguin’s approach Sam with a mischievous look, they laugh at him and make fun of him because he can’t catch any fish.​

    In my opinion, this was a very nice clip, and I would recommend it to my friends,family, EVERYONE! 🙂

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    • 24th June 2020 at 11:49 am
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      What a lovely review, super work Celia! You have used some good vocabulary and have outlined the story line well.
      Good work Celia, well done.
      Miss Whaites

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  • 24th June 2020 at 11:08 am
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    Film review of the film unimagined friends

    Imagination?! How would you feel if your imagination came to life?
    A regular school becomes something absolutely messy!
    Arts and craft day becomes chaotic!
    Can a lonely sad cat make a real friend?

    The clip is like an emotional rollercoaster, it makes you happy and sad
    at the same time. At the end it is a heartwarming surprise.

    I loved the film because it describes the story in a very unique way and always keeps you on the edge of your seat.
    It is a clip that anyone in your family can watch and not feel like they are watching a baby film.

    I give the film 5 stars *****

    One thing I would change is that the characters could talk more to understand their feelings.

    I would definitely watch it again and recommend it to you!

    By Millie

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    • 24th June 2020 at 11:39 am
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      Well Done Millie. This is a fantastic review. I love your use of rhetorical questions to really engage the reader. You have described the story will but kept the ending a surprise.
      Good work, well done.
      Miss Whaites

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  • 24th June 2020 at 11:40 am
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    Unimagined friends Five star rating.

    Art day had finally came and all of the stundents were told to draw a figure of imagination. Aka: their own character. I was personally very amused that they had to be imagined to come to life.

    Another one came to life, then another! Then another! It was fascinating how it turned so quickly.

    As exciting as it might sound you get a mix of feelings towards the cat. Sometimes, you feel mad towards the cat but sad at the same time!

    I really like the film and it has sparked a joy in me to watch it again. But, the main reason why I liked the animation is that you did not feel that you were forced to watch the film you lost yourself into it. Which was nice.

    I would recommend this film to family or friends.
    Rosie C

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    • 24th June 2020 at 11:52 am
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      Super work Rosie. You have varied your sentence structure to really engage the reader and create excitement, well done. It definitely makes me want to watch it.
      Really good work,
      Miss Whaites

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  • 24th June 2020 at 12:49 pm
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    Taking flight- video 2:​

    FILM REVIEW​

    Taking flight ☆☆☆☆☆​

    Directed by Brandon Oldenburg 5-star rating​

    Genre: Animation​

    This short clip is about a young boy named Tony. One day Tony’s dad had to leave, and he dropped little Tony at his grandpa’s house. Tony just wanted to play but his grandpa No-no was always doing grow up stuff. Tony then spotted something at the very top shelf in the garage…and so the adventure then begins.​

    Overall I think that this is an amazing mini-film for kids all around the world. It is imaginative, playful and funny. I would recommend this to everyone!

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  • 24th June 2020 at 1:20 pm
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    Taking Fight​

    Film review: ★★★★★​

    Directed by Brandon Oldenburg​

    Genre: Animation​

    This mini film is about a young boy named Tony. He had to get dropped off at his Grandpa’s house because his dad had to go somewhere. But Tony wanted to play, so he looked around the garage and he saw a red cart sitting next to and old picture of his dad. So he climbed up the shelf and grabbed the red mini cart but before he could get down with it, he fell. And as soon as he put his foot in the cart the adventure started.​

    I think that if your children are creative and adventurous this is a perfect 5-star film for your kids, I would definitely recommend this for small children.

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  • 24th June 2020 at 1:27 pm
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    Sorry guys I was meant to write taking Flight, not taking fight LOL. 🙂

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  • 24th June 2020 at 1:28 pm
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    Hello, I can’t remember what website it was for the reading, can you please tell me?

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  • 25th June 2020 at 1:12 pm
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    Unimagined friends- Video 3:​

    FILM REVIEW​

    Unimagined friends: ☆☆☆☆☆​

    Directed by:​

    Genre: Animation​

    This clip is about a small group of creatures, people can’t see them unless they get imagined. When a creature gets ‘imagined’ it means that they have been drawn by a person. There is this creature named Carl, and all he wants is.. To be imagined.​

    Overall I think that this is a nice, funny movie and I think that thousands of children would like to watch this. I recommend it to everyone! 🙂

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    • 25th June 2020 at 1:34 pm
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      Nasia you forgot the director, and the director is Sacha Altschuler

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    • 30th June 2020 at 9:17 pm
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      Great review Nasia. Good use of ellipse at the end (remember to use 3 dots on an ellipse!)…but I’m convinced by your recommendation.

      Mrs Hatfield

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  • 25th June 2020 at 1:33 pm
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    Unimagined friends​

    Directed by Sacha Altschuler​

    Rating:☆☆☆☆☆​

    Genre: Animation​

    This mini film is about a small group of unimagined friends and each time they get imagined they form into a bubble and pop; and the person who imagined that figure they can see him or her. Also there was this greedy selfish unimagined friend who wanted so hard to be imagined but because he tried so hard, he ruined everything, but at the end he finally abled to become imagined.​

    In my opinion I think that this was a very nice story and a very creative story.

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    • 30th June 2020 at 9:19 pm
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      Well done Celia. A good review. Good use of double adjectives for description (remember the comma between them)… great job!

      Mrs Hatfield

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