Hi Year 5,
Wow! It is hard to believe that we are now in our final week of Year 5. You have all amazed us this year with your hard work and positive attitudes. We have missed you all and look forward to seeing you in your new classes.
This week, we are going to have at go at writing our own poem. Poems are best when they are read aloud because they are all about how language sounds and feels. Choose some of the poems below and listen to them. What did you enjoy? What did you dislike? What words are most memorable? Why?
Watch the clip. Simon Mole, a poet, takes you through the steps of writing a poem. There is opportunity to pause the video and record your ideas so you will need a pen and piece of paper handy.
At the end, you will have a poem based around your own character. You will think about what their eyes look like, what your character’s breath smells like, how your character moves, what your character is holding and finally what your character might say.
We would love to read your poems so remember to share them in the comments.
There are some maths and grammar activities to complete.
Activity 1 – https://nrich.maths.org/5038
Activity 2 – https://nrich.maths.org/9692
Moving to Year 6
You now know who your Year 6 teacher is. We would like to spend some time thinking about moving into your new class.
You are all special and unique. What would you like your new teacher to know about you?
Complete these sentences:
In Year 6, I am most looking forward to…..
I am looking forward to learning…..
An ambition I have for Year 6 is….
To achieve this I will…
Lastly, think about any questions you have for your new teacher.
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 .
As it is nearing the summer holidays, I’m sure we are all excited to get out and about in the sunny weather. Many of us will not be able to travel far this year, but England has some amazing holiday destinations. A very famous destination is the Lake District.
Use this link to research the lake district. What is it famous for? Who has helped to make the area and animals around there famous? If you were going on holiday to the lake district, what activities do you think you would do there?
Follow the link to learn all about the Kingdom of Benin. Where is it? What was it like to live there? After reading through the information, create a concept map showing everything you have learnt.
We would love to read lots of your work during this week so keep posting your comments.
There is still time to add your stone to our snakes. All you need to do is paint your own design onto a stone and add it to the box which is located outside the office at both sites.
Have a great week!
Mrs Turiccki, Mrs Hatfield and Miss Whaites.