Week beginning Monday 1st March 2021

Hello, Year 5!


UPDATE: I've added some PE challenges for you to have a go at. They are at the bottom of this page. 


Welcome to the last week of home learning! We'll all be back in school together next week so let's make sure we all work really hard before then and stay safe so that you can get back in to see your friends.


It's Book Week this week. All of your work, which is about William Shakespeare, can be found here. Dip in and out and complete as much work as you'd like but keep checking back each day as the page will be regularly updated with extra activities. 


Your first task of the week is to start a new scrapbook for your home learning work.

Call this week's scrapbook LOCKDOWN 3 2021 HT4 Week 2. You could just copy and paste that name into your scrapbook.


Discussions: I want every pupil from Year 5 on the discussions board each morning before 09:30. Come and say hello so I know you are up and ready to work. You can chat with your friends and ask any questions about the day's work on these discussions boards - a new one is started each morning.


Timetable: in class, we typically complete Spelling, Reading, Maths and English lessons in the morning and one other curriculum lesson in the afternoon. This might help you to structure your day if you were wondering how long to spend on each lesson. Please don't spend any longer than one hour on any one lesson, though. And if you complete the Reading, English and Maths, that's fine. Anything else is just a bonus. 


Teams: it's brilliant seeing so many of you in our meetings. We've got one scheduled for each day this week. Parents/carers should check their emails for the times for these meetings. 

Please be muted before you join the meetings, blur your background if you are able to, ensure you are dressed appropriately and make sure you are in a communal area downstairs. Also remember that you wouldn't eat or drink in the middle of a lesson at school so you should not be doing so in the middle of a Teams meeting either.


Here are this week's tasks then. They are split up into subjects and any related presentations and worksheets can be found in the big list at the bottom of the page. 


Enjoy, keep in touch and STAY SAFE!


Mr C.


Spelling: this week's spellings are words with an /or/ sound spelt 'au'. There is a presentation to look through then various sheets to practise with. Try to dip in and out over the week. I will upload a video of me delivering the spelling test by Friday! 


Reading: this week, we continue with The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne. We will keep reading a chapter a day during the Teams meetings. Ask your parents/carers to check their email for the times of these. I will read one chapter during each meeting. If you managed to get hold of a copy of the book, you can follow the text as I read. If you haven't got a copy yet, you can just listen. However, I will be giving you some questions to answer after each session so it would be helpful to have the book in front of you. I will upload the questions each day to that day's discussions board. 


English: we will continue with and complete the Oak Academy lessons about A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. The lessons are listed below (note that some lessons are missing - this is deliberate!).

Monday: click here for lesson 9 (To generate vocabulary to write the build-up). 

Tuesday: click here for lesson 10 (To develop our understanding of how to use verbs and adverbs). 

Wednesday: click here for lesson 12 (To practise writing speech).

Thursday: click here for lesson 13 (To plan the build-up). 

Friday: click here for lesson 14 (To write the build-up). 


Maths: we will complete our three-week White Rose Maths unit on multiplication & division. The links to the teaching videos are here and the worksheets and answers are at the bottom of the page.

Monday: click here for the Divide 2-digits by 1-digit teaching video.

Tuesday: click here for the Divide 3-digits by 1-digit teaching video.

Wednesday: click here for the Divide 4-digits by 1-digit teaching video.

Thursday: click here for the Divide with remainders teaching video.

Friday: have a go at the end-of-unit test we would've completed in class. Questions and answers are in the list at the bottom of this page.

Please remember to access Times Tables Rock Stars as much as possible, too. You'll find this new unit much easier if you know your times tables. 


Computing: I hope you are enjoying this work on coding! The amazing website you have been using helps you to learn and practise basic coding using characters from Angry Birds, Ice Age, etc. There are videos to help and everything starts off REALLY straightforward so every single one of you will be able to have a go. As you work through the lessons, you will build up loads of confidence and will be able to complete slightly more complex tasks. You won't even believe that this is actually work! You'll need your login details which were emailed out to your parents/carers last week along with a welcome letter. I have included that letter again at the bottom of this page but you will need to check with your grown up to get your personal login details. I can't wait to see what you get up to and create on this website! 


HeartSmart: Nelson Mandela was the first black President of South Africa. He spent 27 years in prison for trying to overthrow the pro-apartheid government. After he left prison, he worked to achieve human rights and a better future for everyone in South Africa. Nelson Mandela became famous for his long fight against bad government and racial prejudice. He became a hero to people all over the world. As South Africa's President, he was respected for his courage and wisdom in bringing people together to live in peace.

Learn more about Nelson Mandela here.

Here are two things Nelson Mandela said:

“As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn't leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I'd still be in prison.”

“No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”

On the worksheet, try to answer these questions:

What do these quotes teach us about forgiveness and not ‘rubbing it in?’

What do you think would have happened in South Africa if Nelson Mandela had come out of prison and started a war?

What do you think Nelson Mandela’s life teaches us about forgiveness?

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