Hello Year 5,
It’s hard to believe that we are into July already. Only a couple of weeks to go to the summer holidays. Remember to keep up the reading and as Tesco state in their adverts…EVERY LITTLE HELPS!
Our stone snakes are growing! We have boxes outside both sites so you can add your own stone.
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: What’s great about gaming?
- Have a discussion with your parents about what you enjoy doing online and what to do if something worries you or makes you feel uncomfortable as this is an important way to keep you safe online.
- The purpose of this activity is to help you talk about gaming. Create a poster to celebrate the games you enjoy playing online. It
should include information on what the games are about and the different things that gamers might be able to do in them e.g. talk to
others, make purchases. Explain the games to your parents and tell them what you enjoy about playing them. If you do not play any
online games, talk about games you have heard about or video games you enjoy playing offline.
- Once the activity is complete, explain the importance of telling a trusted adult if you experience anything that makes you worried, uncomfortable or upset while playing a game online.
Activity 2: Alfie and the Gamer
- Explore the ‘Play’ section of the 8-10s website and read the advice on how to play games safely:
- Sometimes in games, someone might try to pressure another gamer into playing with them, chatting to them or going to another
game or app. Read the scenario below and think about the different ways the gamer tries to make Alfie play with them i.e. offer gifts/rewards, sends lots of messages, makes threats. Thinking about what you have learnt on the website, discuss what Alfie should
do next (i.e. don’t reply, tell an adult he trusts and block the gamer).
- Once you’ve finished, why not play our ‘Band Runner’ game. Who can get the highest score? www.thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/
Imagine that you are the only person in the world that knows about this creature. Write a non-chronological report (non-fiction explanation) about the creature…Here are some questions to help you. You may choose to use them as your section headings.
Remember the features of a non-chronological report…here is a check list to help you.
You can continue to use the Scholastic Virtual Reading Library online allowing you to access lots of different books on their website.
The Scholastic Reading Pro website (https://educator-slz03.scholasticlearningzone.com/slz-portal/#/login3/GBR2VCR) please find enclosed the login details below.
Enter your username and password (remember that they are case sensitive)
Username: (first three letters of the pupil’s first name followed by first three letters of surname) All lowercase
For example: Harry Potter would be Username: harpot
If you have any issues accessing the website, please contact the school at firstname.lastname@example.org .
You will be set some more grammar work and an arithmetic test to complete this week.
This week, we have chosen some problems from the NRich website for you to have a go at. Once you have finished, you can have a look at how others may have solved the problem by looking on the website.
Problem 1 https://nrich.maths.org/6342
Problem 2 https://nrich.maths.org/1140
Problem 3 https://nrich.maths.org/10592
Problem 4 https://nrich.maths.org/34
These questions may help you to get started with this problem.
What is global warming?
Make a poster to warn about the impacts of global warming, or how it can be reduced or write a report on global warming, explaining what it is, and what can be done to reduce its effects. Alternatively, you could imagine they have travelled through time to the year 2050, and describe how energy is produced and how different the environment may look.
Here are some half animal portraits that Y5 and 6 pupils have done…have a go at one. Maybe you could sketch your own pet. Look out for sketches by the year 5 teachers next week!
Have a go at this fun PE challenge from The Youth Sport Trust…Why not challenge a family member?