Learning at home-Woodpeckers Year 5

Welcome Woodpeckers!
 
3-6-2020
Morning Woodpeckers,
 
Welcome to week 7 of summer term! I hope you were all able to enjoy the sunshine over half term and you're all keeping well.
 
The page is updated for the usual subjects. This time work has been added for the next few weeks in zip folders, as teachers are due back in school full-time. I'm looking forward to seeing the children who are in, even though it'll be very different schooling! The work from last week is still on the page as some of you may not have had a chance to have a go yet.
 
For maths, I've added four zip folders. Each of these labelled for the week beginning. As always, you may have your own maths work to get on with. The WhiteRose Hub will continue to add maths learning week by week so please do keep up with those. Even if the learning isn't the same as the folders I put up, it's always a good thing to recap previous learning. 
 
For English, the same with zip folders however this goes over the next 6 weeks. The first week is a letter writing task, followed by a newspaper report.
The four weeks after that are based around storytelling. The first week (wb 15-6-2020) asks you to describe a setting. This should take you all week as you will need to draft, edit and proof-read. The wb 22-6-2020 asks you to describe a character. The next two weeks ask you to plan your story and then begin to write, finishing on wb 6-7-2020. Each folder has a GPS (Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling) folder with a skill to practice. These can be used in all writing forms.
 
Spellings - Practice Y5/6 common exception words. These words are to support vocabulary when writing, so have a go at using as many as you can in your writing over the next few weeks.
 
I'll update these if needed. Who knows where we'll be then! Please email me with updates, queries, a chat and I'll reply as soon as I can.
 
Stay safe.
 
Lots of love,
Miss Heard and Mrs Henson
 
Year 5 book club section
 
This is a chance to share what you've been reading and include a review.
In the past, we've had reading challenges where you've been caught reading in the most interesting place. So, to keep the challenge alive, we're setting you the task to try and read your book in the most interesting place - be that in your house, garden or anywhere you end up!
Please send your photos and reviews in to me and I'll upload them on here. Hopefully we can inspire others to read and help them decide what to read! See below for the start of these.
 
 
Take a look at what some of us have been up to
 
 
History in Summer term - Ancient Greece
Key question: Can we thank the Greeks for anything in life today?
 
Below is a document which has 12 sessions all about the Ancient Greeks. Please follow each session in order and download the document to your home computer. Underneath the document are all resources you need (some are linked in the document). The resources on this page are in order of when you will need them. You will of course find more sources in books and on other websites! 
Underneath are photos of some of the resources we would be using in school.
 
 
Maths
 
New learning is in the zip folder labelled wb 1-6-2020
 
wb 18-5-2020 learning: shape
Task 1: how many 2D shapes can you name? Can you work out if they're regular or irregular? Have a go at PowerPoint 1 and the Task 1 name the shape ppt/
 
Task 2: recap the names of angles. Knowing the names of angles will help to identify and explain 2D shapes e.g. a square has four corners with an angle of 90 degrees. Once you've done this, have a go at describing shapes for a partner e.g. I'm thinking of a shape... it has 3 acute angles with two long sides and one short side. What's my shape? (Isosceles!)
 
Task 3: 3D shapes. How many can you name? How many can you find in your surroundings? You need to know what a cube, cuboid, sphere, cylinder, cone, tetrahedron, square-based pyramid, triangular prism and other prisms e.g. hexagonal prism.
 
Task 4: In Year 5, you need to be able to identify a 3D shape from a 2D net. Have a go at making a 3D shape from these nets. How many can you do? 
 
Any problems please email and I'll help.
 
Writing
 
New learning is in the zip folder below labelled 1-6-2020
 
wb 18-5-2020 learning
Task 1
Create a mindmap of everything you know about the Greeks.
 
Task 2
Research information that you don't know yet but want to know
 
Task 3
Create an information page about the Greeks. If you have a lot of information, it may be easier to pick an aspect about the Greeks that you'd like people to know more about. Try to be as factual as possible. These can be A4, A3, A2, done on the computer or if you'd rather you can present your information as a powerpoint. 
 
Don't forget to plan, draft, edit for purpose and effect on the reader, proof-read to check for mistakes in spelling, grammar and punctuation.
 
Make sure to use paragraphs to organise your ideas. If you use speech, please ensure you use the correct speech punctuation.
 
Try to use relative clauses (gives extra information about the noun usually starting with which, who or where) and parenthesis (brackets, dashes and commas for direct extra information). These will make your writing much more Year 5-esque!
 
 
Spellings
 
Here are the Year 5/6 spellings that the we need to know by the end of next year. Have a go at practising those you're unsure of.
 
Reading in Summer term 
 
Keep up with reading - 5x a week is our expectation. As our history learning is Greek based, you may wish to read some Percy Jackson, Who Let the Gods Out?, Beasts of Olympus, Here Comes Hercules, The Girl of Ink and Stars, Greek myths and legends, any non-fiction Greek books, Greek poetry.
 
Science in Summer term
 
This term, we would be focusing on 'Living Things and their Habitats' - a great summer term topic! Below is a document for Science learning for the whole term. You can only do as much as you can do so please don't feel pressured to complete all of the lessons! Alternatively, you may wish to adapt these lessons to fit your surroundings. The objectives the children need to learn are: 
  •          describe the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird
  •          describe the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals
  •          describe the changes as humans develop to old age (last two weeks of summer term)
The resources you need for the lessons are saved underneath the document. These are in order of when you need them, just like the Ancient Greek resources. Enjoy!
 
Music in Summer term
 
Below are two BBC links to 9 sessions of music related to the Greeks.
 
PE in Summer term
 
This term we would be focusing on athletics and getting ready for sports day, while thinking about what would've been the 2020 Olympics. This ties in nicely to our History focus as the Greeks invented the Olympics. 
If you can, practise long distance running. The NHS has an app called "Couch to 5k" which takes you through a 9-week programme designed to help you build up your running stamina.
 
Alongside this, design your own Olympic games.
  • What events will you include?
  • What points system will you create?
  • Could you get your whole family involved?
  • You could even encourage others not in your household to take part in their garden!
May the best athlete win! 
 
 
 
Art and DT in Summer term
 
Task 1: Create your own Theatre Mask
Check out the resources below
 
Task 2: Create your own Greek pottery
Check out the resources below
 
Computing in Summer term
 
This half term we would be focusing on graphics - animation. See if you can follow the PowerPoint and have a go. You will need the software Monkey Jam. If you have a Mac or iPhone, use Stop Motion.
Make sure you ctrl-s regularly!!
 
PSHE in summer term
 
Here are a couple of sessions that you may wish to try at home. These require working with someone as it involves a lot of discussion. This may be a subject to approach when all the members in your household are able to work together. Alternatively, the children could have these discussions through video chat if adults are unavailable. Please do discuss matters brought up in these conversations, as they may require adult intervention.
 
In a time such as now it's important to develop resilience and positivity. Below are some resources that may help with this. There are lots more on Twinkl.
 
French in summer term
 
Sign up to Duolingo to increase your french knowledge https://www.duolingo.com/
 
RE in summer term
 
Usually our RE sessions are discussion based so it's a little tricky to set these tasks but have a go! We would be learning about People of God this half term and Judaism next half term.
 
People of God
Imagine life as a slave in Ancient Egypt. Look at Exodus 1:8–14 and Exodus 1:22 and find as much evidence as possible about what life must have been like for a Hebrew slave in Egypt. 
Who is Moses and what happened to him? Have a look at Moses' 8 life events (use the internet to help you here if you need to):
 

1) being put in the basket and found by Pharaoh’s daughter; 2) killing of the taskmaster; 3) fleeing Egypt; 4) the burning bush; 5) the ten plague; 6) leading children of Israel out of Egypt; 7) crossing the Red/Reed Sea and 8) the covenant on Mount Sinai.

 

Task

Choose on event and write from the character's perspective.

Task

Reflect on justice and freedom. This could be through your thoughts about Moses' story, through your belief in Christianity or about society today and how justice and freedom link to your lives.

Task

Remind yourself of the 10 commandments given at Mount Sinai. For each commandment work out what some people must have been doing if the People of God had to be given that commandment. Give 3 good reasons why Christians (and Jewish people) argue that the 10 commandments are still important today; compare this with what an atheist might say about the value of these commands today.

Task

Role-play these, first when the commandments are followed, the second when they are not.

How to respond to:

- someone who never lets you join in

-  someone who is in your group for project work but mucks about and is unhelpful

- someone you have never met before but is in a bad situation (hurt/homeless and so on)

-  when you yourself are finding something difficult to master

- when you fall too ill to do something really important to you

- when your friends are poking fun at religion.
 

Here are some positive messages the class have written for the days when reduced social contact becomes a little dull!