Welcome to Year 5!
We are a class of Year 5 children. Our Teacher is Mr Twydell and our Learning Support Assistant is Miss K. Williams. Come back and visit our class page regularly to see what we have been up to!
Your teacher will very soon be filling this page with exciting class news, pictures of things we’ve done and more.
Do you have any ideas for this page? Why not let your Teacher know!
Have you seen the Kids’ Zone? Play games and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites.
During school closures, all work is not expected to be printed out. Please use the Home Learning books to write questions and answers in. We will then take these in once children return to the school.
Dear parents and guardians,
With school being closed and the children unable to attend, the year 5 team have put up work on-line (on the class pages) for children to complete. I hope you all stay safe and healthy in this current time, the work I am putting here is so that the children all have access to opportunities to continue their learning, even while the school is closed.
The English and Maths documents attached, are the Maths and English work for children to complete, which cover areas that we have already learnt about, as well as additional challenges to help push the children’s knowledge and learning forward.
Year 5 Home Learning
Reading (Keep this ongoing)
Read a chapter of a book each day.
Make a prediction about the book you are currently reading, be sure to write down to see if your prediction is correct later in the book!
How are the characters and plot creating an interesting narrative in your book?
How have the main character/s changed?
What/who is responsible for this?
What do you think will happen next?
Listen to Thane Twydell (Mr Twydell) reading 'How to Cheat a Dragons Cures' on out school website.
Virtual Bookshelf Home Use
Wellington School is now able to provide pupils with access to online Virtual Bookshelf. Please use this excellent resource to practise reading and comprehension. You can even access texts, which are then followed by comprehensive questions about the text.
Please use the following link, username and password to access more online learning resources:
Please ensure, whichever writing activity you decide to do, always practise your best handwriting.
Room with a view
Thursday 02.04.20 (Keep this ongoing)
A second activity to attempt is
White Rose Maths are putting 5 new lessons a week for children to complete. Children are to start with Week 1 and lesson 1, as the lessons progress from one to the other.
There is a video to deliver the input first, before beginning the task.
Additionally, attempt the updated 'daily problem' on https://whiterosemaths.com/resources/classroom-resources/problems/ for further challenge. Answers are also provided to allow you to mark your work.
PE session every Monday to Friday at 9am with Joe Wicks
Practise your handwriting while learning these spellings. Once you are confident with these spellings use them in sentences. I recommend you try to learn 5-10 of these words a week. These are Year 5 common exception words:
accommodate, accompany, according, aggressive, amateur, ancient, apparent, appreciate, attached, available, average, awkward, bargain, bruise, category, cemetery, committee, communicate, community, competition, conscience, conscious, controversy, convenience, correspond, criticise, curiosity, definite, desperate, develop, dictionary, disastrous, embarrass, environment, equipment, equipped, especially, exaggerate, excellent, existence, explanation, familiar, foreign, forty, frequently, government, guarantee, harass, hindrance, identity, immediate, individual, interfere, interrupt, language, leisure, lightning, marvellous, mischievous, muscle, necessary, neighbour, nuisance, occupy, occur, opportunity, parliament, persuade, physical, privilege, profession, programme, pronunciation, queue, recognise, recommend, relevant, restaurant, rhyme, rhythm, sacrifice, secretary, shoulder, signature, sincere, sincerely, soldier, stomach, suggest, symbol, system, temperature, thorough, twelfth, variety, vegetable, vehicle, yacht
Rainbow spellings can be a fun way to practice these. This is done by writing each letter of the word being practiced in a different colour on a piece of paper.
Alternatively you can create a picture by using the word you are practicing as the lines and again with colours to make the image more vivid. If you come up with your own ways to practice you spelling in a fun way please let us know when we are back to school. We would love to hear your ideas.
For your topic project we would like you to research Ancient Greece. You are free to present your work however you would like.
Here are some suggestions:
Supersize a marshmallow
You will need: a marshmallow and a microwave
4. Pop an egg into each cup and leave in the fridge overnight.
Research the solar system that we live in. Create you own one either on your home learning books or a 3D model. The way you create it is up to you. Make sure you have every single planet and moon that you can fit in with correct labels.
Look at the packaging on food in the cupboard or fridge and find its origin. If you have an atlas, identify which product has travelled the furthest.
Create a list of similarities and differences between these 2 countries focusing on the weather, climate, culture and landscape.
Design, Make, Evaluate
Make a paper airplane
Rules and responsibilities
• Give yourself 10 minutes to look and try to remember where the major organs are. Can you do this without taking notes? Try concentrating and remembering.
• Now, without looking, see if you can draw the organs on your outline (use a different Create a list of similarities and differences between these 2 countries focusing on the weather, climate, culture and landscape.
• If you’re not happy with how you did, have another go.
Have you moaned and whinged your way through the week?
Moany Monday, Fuming Friday OR can you call your days Marvellous Monday, Fantastic Friday?
Make a weekly calendar with something great that happened each day.
What does Easter mean to you? Create a piece of artwork (painting, drawing, sculpture, poetry) It doesn’t have to be a religious focus.
Art lessons Monday and Thursday at 10.30
Sketching the world
Using your walks or even when going our shopping take pictures or even remember something specific. Once you have done this Sketch the image that you have into your HWK books. How realistic can you make it? Inlcuded light, shadow and colour tones.
Practise reading, spelling and speaking French using the below link:
Our topic in English is the Highwayman, I will be sending all the children, who were in school up to Thursday 19th of March with a plan for their Highwayman story. In this time they can write up the draft for their story, or type it up if they have access to a computer. We would love to see their stories as children have been putting a lot of hard work and effort into our Highwayman topic and it would be great to see the final product. The learning objectives and success criteria are on the English document to give the children a good understanding of what they should be working towards.
For further Enlgish work after finishing this story see the time table above.
For the Maths, we’re just finishing adding and subtracting fractions (the next concept would be multiplying and dividing fractions). While the document will have areas that children will be confident in, it will also have some bits they may find difficult. I would highly recommend looking at year 5 levelled fraction work on the recommended websites underneath. As well as looking for some maths games, again there will be some website links provided underneath but please do still look for some you and your children will find fun yourself.
For further learning ideas and lesson see the times table above.
Our new topic for when the children are back, will be Ancient Greece. We have set the children the work to research an Ancient Greek myth or legend. They have to write up a short synopsis, as well as a character profile for the villain and the hero. You can also do your own research into this area, carrying out any additional Ancient Greece research you would like and including that in their HWK books. Also there are a lot of different books that cover this area including those aimed at children of a year 5 age and up, that they may find engaging to read at this time such as : The Percy Jackson series or ‘Who Let the Gods Out’. Also there is the Percy Jack film that follows the first book as well as Disney’s Hercules film, which will also introduce the children to the basics of Ancient Greek culture and Gods. However, I would recommend the stories over the films. We will share what the children have done at home on Ancient Greece, when we get back to school so it would be fantastic to hear all the different things that you all have done at home together.
For further learning ideas and lesson see the times table above.
Additionally, this is a great opportunity to engage in lots of different activities around the home.
We would love to hear about all the things you will have done to pass the time.
Try learning a new game that you didn’t know already, there are loads free on the apps stores. I would highly recommend chess as an example.
Or any boards games or card games that you have at home or know. We would love to hear about them and for you to teach us when you are back in school.
If you have any questions about the home learning, please don't hesitate to ask. We have attached a variety of worksheets to the class homepage should you wish to give them a go but mostly, we hope that you are all keeping well :)
Thank you in advance