Year 5

Week Beginning 29.06.20

Note for parents/carers: As stated in the video above, we have introduced year group emails. This is to make the contact between class teachers and pupils easier. As well as this, we are now able to access more of the fantastic work your child is doing at home. 

 

To help us identify the progress our pupils have made, or identify any areas to work on, we are going to be highlighting a piece of work on the timetable to be sent to us. A scan or clear photo will help us mark the work and respond with feedback. 

 

Please email us at:  year5@gwps.org.uk

 

As well as the work we are going to give feedback on, we would love to see some of the other pieces year 5 have been creating! This could be work from school or activities they've completed with the family. 

English

WW2 Newspaper Report

 

Monday

Writing an Orientation

 

This week, we are going to be looking at journalistic writing. This is the type of writing that you would see in newspapers. Due to them being a different genre of writing, there is new vocabulary associated with newspaper reports! We have listed some of this vocabulary below and we will be looking at them further this week!

 

Orientation

Byline

Headline

Eyewitness quote/account/statement

Indirect and direct speech

 

 

Starter: Without using the website, can you remember what an orientation is? What makes an orientation different to an introduction?

 

 

Task: Pick three of your favourite books, films or games. Write an orientation for each of these that you would use in a newspaper report.

 

Remember: An orientation needs to include the 5Ws!

 

Tuesday

Research Hitler and the Invasion of Poland

 

Starter: Ask an adult what Hitler’s role in WW2 was. Do you know anything about him?

 

Task: This week, we are going to be creating a newspaper report written from a British newspaper which reports Hitler invading Poland and beginning WW2.

 

Today, you are going to research the invasion of Poland and make a factfile/timeline of his role in the war.

Wednesday

Create a Newspaper Plan

 

 

Planning A Report

 

Starter: What did you learn yesterday? Talk to an adult about your findings.

 

Task: Use the template to plan what you are going to write in your newspaper report about Hitler’s invasion of Poland.

 

Make sure to plan for:

An orientation

At least 2 eyewitness quotes

Direct and indirect speech

A closing paragraph

Thursday

Beginning the Report

 

 

Starter: Read through the newspaper plan that you created yesterday. Where could you include journalistic vocabulary? Use a different coloured pen/pencil to add in the newspaper vocabulary!

 

Task: Create a catchy headline and orientation for your report.

 

The headline is what initially grabs the reader's attention. Is it rhyming? A pun? Does it contain alliteration? 

 

Think about how you would convince your reader to continue the report after the orientation? What details of the Polish invasion are you going to include in the orientation? Have you included the 5Ws?

Friday

Complete Your Report

 

Task: Use today to complete your report. 

 

Include:

 

Eyewitness quotes (direct speech)

E.g. James (10) stated, "When I heard about Hitler's actions, I ran to my family. I can't believe what he's started!"

 

Eyewitness quotes (indirect speech)

 

E.g. Lily, who is from Sunderland, said that she no longer feels safe in her home. 

Relative clauses to add information

 

Newspaper vocabulary (stated, eye witness, quote, it is believed... etc.)

 

Time conjunctions (This morning, last night etc...)

 

Causal conjunctions (Because, as a result of, due to...)

Reading

 

See below for this week's First News and comprehension! Keep on reading and expanding that vocabulary. 

 

We'd love to hear about some of the reading you've been doing while we've been away from school. Why not send Mr Knight, Miss Lawson or Miss Allen an email telling us all about your favourite books? Ask an adult for help and write us a letter about the best book/ article/ recipe/ journal you've read. 

Spelling and Handwriting

 

Below is the document with spelling practise ideas. As well as this, there is a passage to use for handwriting practise. Remember- pen licences will be available again when we're all back together! Continued practise will make the end goal much closer!

Maths

Monday 

 

Task 1 – Equivalent Fractions

When two fractions are equivalent, this means they are the same in terms of shape and size, but are expressed using different numbers.

 

For example, these fractions are exactly the same, but because the larger shape is split into a different number of segments in each case, the fraction is expressed in a different way:

Watch the video below, if you need a recap on how to work out if fractions are equivalent or not.

Answer the following questions according to your colour. Remember you can adjust your colour depending on how easy or challenging you find the task.

Tuesday

Task 2- Improper Fractions and Mixed Numbers

Watch the video to help you convert mixed numbers and improper fractions, then answer the questions below.

Wednesday

 

Task 3 - Adding and Subtracting Fractions

 

Watch the videos below.

 

Answer the questions. Change any improper fractions to mixed numbers.

Thursday

Task 4 - Maths – Multiplying Fractions by Whole Numbers

 

Watch the video below to help you multiply fractions by whole numbers.

 

Answer the questions below. Use the poster to help you if you get stuck.

Friday

Task 5 – Maths Skills

Consolidate and practise your math skills by clicking on the link below. Remember to change up the skill you are focussing in on.

Science

Animal Adaptations

 

In order to survive in very different environments, every living thing makes changes to their bodies. These are called adaptations.

 

For example, human’s developed thick and strong ribcages to protect their hearts and lungs. We also stopped growing full-body hair as we evolved into a species that wore clothes.

 

Starter: Name other adaptations humans have made!

Task: Select at least 3 (or more!) animals and create a non-chronological report that details the adaptations they have made to survive in their environment.

 

Challenge: Create an animal that has adapted to survive in lots of habitats!

 

For example, if a polar bear needed to be able to survive in the ice caps AND a city habitat, would it still be pure white? Would it be as large or live solely on fish?

 

Click HERE to find out more.

 

Please email this piece of work to year5@gwps.org.uk to be assessed.

 

Computing 

Scratch

 

Use a computer or tablet to complete some coding on Scratch. Use the attached cards to help you create multiple animations on the site! Can you challenge yourself by creating something that you don't already know how to do?

Music

Chrome Music Lab

 

Task: Have a play with Chrome Music Lab and try to create a piece of music that has a clear melody! The link below shows how a user created Dance Monkey on site!

History

The Diary of Anne Frank

 

Anne Frank was a young girl who was sent to a concentration camp as part of Hitler’s plan to eradicate Jewish people from Germany. She died in the concentration camp and her diary was later discovered and published.

 

The diary is still widely read now and is regarded as one of the truest accounts of life as a Jewish person during WW2.

 

Starter: Watch the videos Anne's life and her life hidden in the annexe.

 

Task: Write a letter to Anne and her family. Consider how you would feel if you had to hide in an annexe due to your religion. Think about months, or years, cooped up with your entire family. What do you want to say to Anne?

 

Click HERE to read more about Anne's life.

 

Art and DT

Junk Modelling Gas Mask

 

Gas masks were worn during the air raids in the fear that the enemy would drop gas onto cities to kill civilians.

 

Because of this, the gas mask is an iconic piece of headwear that symbolises WW2.

 

Task: Use junk modelling materials to craft a gas mask.

PE

 

Follow the daily circuits outlined on the timetable. 

 

Click here for the link to the Cosmic Yoga page.

 

Each day, select a yoga video and write down how practising yoga makes you feel.

Week Beginning 22.06.2020

Note for parents/carers: As stated in the video above, we have introduced year group emails. This is to make the contact between class teachers and pupils easier. As well as this, we are now able to access more of the fantastic work your child is doing at home. 

 

To help us identify the progress our pupils have made, or identify any areas to work on, we are going to be highlighting a piece of work on the timetable to be sent to us. A scan or clear photo will help us mark the work and respond with feedback. 

 

Please email us at:  year5@gwps.org.uk

 

As well as the work we are going to give feedback on, we would love to see some of the other pieces year 5 have been creating! This could be work from school or activities they've completed with the family. 

English

 

Monday

Blitz Research Poster

 

This week in English, you are going to be creating a narrative that is situated in a busy city during the Blitz. The Blitz was a series of bombings that happened nightly across the UK and destroyed a lot of cities. These were called air raids.
To keep safe, people built bomb shelters and, to warn people of an oncoming air raid, a siren rang to warn everyone to get to the shelters as quickly as possible.
Your narrative is going to centre around a character who begins their journey safe in a bomb shelter. However, they will realise that they have left something or someone behind and will need to venture out of safety to rescue it. This could be a pet, family member, friend or special object.
Task: You are going to use the images and videos below, as well as your own research, to create an informative poster about the Blitz. The poster should answer the following questions:
What was the Blitz?
Who was affected?
What was it like to live in a city at the time?
When did it happen?

Tuesday

Pyramid Plan for Narrative

 

Starter: Discuss with your adult. What kind of things would you be feeling if you had to hide in an air shelter during the blitz?

Imagine you are in your shelter when you realise you’ve forgotten something. Could it be a pet or family member? The lights still on in your house which would give your location away to the enemy? You are going to write a narrative about leaving the shelter during a raid.

 

Task: Use the pyramid plan to map out your narrative. The instructions for the pyramid plan are attached to the template. Remember the times we have used these in class, how did they help narrow down our thoughts and ideas?

Wednesday

Setting Description of the Shelter and War-torn City

 

Setting Description

Starter: Using your plan from yesterday, identify your setting and how you will describe it.

Task: Create a setting description that is at least two paragraphs long. You should refer to the senses (what can your character see and hear for example) and use lots of creative language.

 

Send pictures of this piece of work to
year5@gwps.org.uk for marking.

Thursday

Story Opening

 

Story Opening

Starter: Create a series of freeze frame drama photos about the main points in your story. What are the key emotions your character is going to feel?

 

Task: Write the opening to your story with a setting and character description. Your narrative should be in first person so make sure you use the correct language for this!

Friday

Blitz Narrative

 

Narrative

Task: Complete your narrative.

Include:

First person language (I, my, me)
Speech
Descriptive language
Parenthesis for a relative clause
Modal verbs

Reading

 

Below is a copy of this week's First News newspaper and a related reading comprehension. Have you read a novel lately? Why not surprise a family member by giving them a call and reading them your favourite chapter?

Spelling and Handwriting

 

Below is the document with spelling practise ideas. As well as this, there is a passage to use for handwriting practise. Remember- pen licences will be available again when we're all back together! Continued practise will make the end goal much closer!

Maths

 

Task 1 - Converting Units of Time and Elapsed Time

Complete the warm up task about converting units of time.

How much time has elapsed?

Complete the questions according to your colour.

Consolidate your knowledge by playing ‘Time Hunter’.

Task 2 – Elapsed Time Word Problems

Complete the word problems according to your colour. Remember to use the strategies you know to help you work out the problems.

Task 3 - Timetables

Watch the YouTube clip below if you need a recap on how to answer questions using a timetable.

 

Answer the questions according to your colour.

Task 4 – Creating Your Own Word Problems.

 

Using your knowledge of converting time, elapsed time and timetables, you need to create some word problems.

You will need 4 word problems that are based on elapsed time.

You will also need to create or find a train/bus/school timetable and write 4 questions based on elapsed time.

 

Once you have written these, you will need to answer them. 

If you have a tricky problem that you would like to share with your class, please email it across and we will post it onto Facebook for you.

Task 5 – Arithmetic Practice

 

Complete the Kahoot to test your arithmetic knowledge.

 

Game PIN: 08633513

Play Guardians of Mathematica.

Science

 

 

What would happen if humans never aged?

 

Starter: What is the life cycle of a human? We all start off as a foetus and then a baby, but what are the next stages of life? Write or draw the life cycle of a human.


Click HERE to learn more about the life cycle of humans

 

Task: What would happen if humans never aged? What adaptations would our bodies make? Would we think differently?

Watch the videos and complete your own research. Write a pros and cons list about the possibility of humans never aging.

 

History

 

Timeline of WW2

 

Starter: When we studied VE day, we learnt about how the war began. What do you remember? Discuss with an adult.

 

We would like you to include the key events in your timeline:

 

When did Germany invade Poland?

When did the UK become involved?

When did the USA become involved?

When did allies join the UK?

When did the war end?

 

Task: Use the template or create your own to make a visual (illustrated) timeline of the key events in WW2.

Geography

Which Countries Were Involved in WW2?

 

Despite its name, not every country was involved in World War 2. Your task this week is to do some research and discover which countries were involved in the conflict. Then, you are going to find out which countries were allies. 

 

Task: Create a mindmap/ web piece of research that indicates all of the countries that were involved in WW2.

 

Task 2: Research allies. What were they and what types of relationships did they have with other countries? Write a short paragraph.

 

Challenge: Create a key that shows which ‘side’ each country was on and colour code your mindmap.

Art

This week, you are going to be creating a piece of silhouette art based on the WW2 London Blitz. This piece of art should feature a fiery and explosive sky in the background and a dark cityscape in the foreground.

 

Although Miss Lawson showed an example using paint, you can use whatever resources you have available to you at home. 

 

The key components for this piece of work are:

Blending

Use of colour

Consideration of light 

A detailed cityscape

PE

 

 We hope you're keeping active and enjoying the beautiful sunshine that June has to offer.  

 

This week, there are some new challenges on the timetable for you to complete! These include strength training and aerobatic exercises. 

 

Click HERE to access the Cosmic Yoga Youtube channel where you can select a yoga video to round off your day. Yoga is a great way to relax the body and mind. We hope you enjoy!