Good morning Y5!
I hope you’re well and staying happy and healthy. If you need any help or want to ask any questions, please don’t hesitate to send an email to [email protected]
Here’s a little video from me.
Now, onto this week’s learning…
In school, this week, we’re finishing off subtraction and then thinking about how to check our answers using inverse operations and estimating.
Children should use these resources:
- Subtracting whole numbers with more than four digits: video, worksheet, answers
- Round to estimate and approximate: video, worksheet, answers
- Inverse operations: video, worksheet, answers
- Multistep addition and subtraction: video, worksheet, answers
You don’t have to print the worksheets. Your child can write or draw their answers on paper. Your child’s learning will be most effective if you sit with them to pause the clip and check / praise / support your child as the clip moves on.
Practise times tables on Times Table Rockstars, too. We’re concentrating on the 12 times tables this week, but I’d like everyone to do at least one ‘sound check’ to see how you’re doing on everything. Email me if you need your child’s login and password details.
(Suggested time: 30 minutes of Maths and 15 minutes of Rockstars daily)
Look on the homework page to find this week’s spellings. Your child should complete one task each day.
- Day 1: Generate more words linked to the spelling pattern or ‘rule’. (You could look out for the words in the book you’re reading at home, or any other text, like a website linked to our learning.)
- Day 2: Practise the spellings using two of the ideas in our Super Spelling Strategies Guide . (Set yourself and others at home a challenge of using some of the words when you’re speaking, too!)
- Day 3: Write separate sentences, each containing one of the spellings. (Don’t forget to show off really neat handwriting and make sure you sentence starts with a capital letter and ends with a full stop, exclamation mark (!) or question mark (?).
- Day 4: Repeat Task 2 or 3.
- Day 5: Get an adult at home to test you on your spellings. Practise any you spell incorrectly – you could write them out carefully until you’re sure.
(Suggested time: 15-20 minutes daily)
This is the text we’ll read in class to build up fluency skills this week.
In school, we generally follow this sequence:
- Day 1: Read the text aloud with your child listening. Read it clearly and slowly, pointing to each word as you read. Have a chat about any unfamiliar words.
- Day 2: Read aloud each sentence (a full short sentence or part of a longer sentence), and have your child read it back to you. Do this ‘echo reading’ for the whole text.
- Day 3: Read the text and talk about the effect of the punctuation on how you read it – pauses for full stops and expression for exclamations (!) or questions (?). Your child reads the text aloud.
- Day 4: Read together with expression (just like you practised on Day 3).
- Day 5: Your child reads independently and fluently.
You can see the slide we’ll use here.
(Suggested time: 15 minutes daily)
We’re learning about microorganisms. First, use this BBC Bitesize website to watch and read about them.
Day 1: We’ll be using this RIC lesson in class. RIC stands for:
- Retrieve: finding information in a text
- Interpret: using clues in the text to unlock information
- Choice: thinking about the author’s choice of words, techniques or organisation that make the text interesting and enjoyable to read
Day 2: Agree with your child three words from any text they’ve read which they’re less familiar with – it could be from a library book, too. Your child should find out what they mean (eg by checking an online dictionary or simply discuss with you) and how to use them in sentences (both when speaking and when writing). Challenge your child to write a sentence with each word in, or to drop the words into conversations at home.
Day 3: Read this from First News, a newspaper for children, and complete the activity on page 2. The answers are on p5.
Day 5: Book Club. Once a week, we have a relaxing lesson where we sit and read quietly, often with an adult. At home, we’d like you to read your favourite book or text, too. If possible, discuss the book with an adult, talking about some or all of the sections of this grid.
(Suggested time: 30 minutes daily)
Activity 1: This lesson from Oak National Academy links to some of the learning that we’ve been doing in class recently.
Activity 2: In class, we’ve been writing suspenseful narratives. Your task is to watch this spooky video and rewrite the story, changing one thing of your choice. It could be the setting, character or ending! Remember to include:
- varied sentences – some short and punchy with some very long and descriptive
- relative clauses – add extra information to make the reader wait longer
- onomatopoeia – make the reader hear it in their head
- rhetorical questions – the reader answers along with you
- hint… don’t tell – this could be emotions or what’s coming next
This week’s topic learning is about music. Last week, we focused on instruments. This week, it’s all about using your voice. This lesson is about singing in canon and this lesson is about chords and harmonies.
(Suggested time: 30-40 minutes)
We’re continuing to learn about animals and how to classify them.
Email me when it’s complete to check through your work.
(Suggested time: 30-45 minutes)