Year 5

Week Beginning 13.07.20

English

 

Can you believe that this is our last week in year 5? Usually this week we'd be participating in sports events, lots of crafts and transition time with our new teachers! Unfortunately, we aren't able to do that this year. Instead, we're going to base our English work around the activities we would have done in person! This will mean writing a recount about all of the fun things we've done this year, writing a letter about ourselves to our new teachers and, writing a letter to our friends and current teachers. We hope you have a great week of writing this week! Please ask an adult to send in Thursday's activity to the year 5 email so that we can forward it on to your year 6 teachers!

Monday

Timeline of Year 5

 

Do you remember the time we went to see The Snow Queen performed at the Northern Stage? How about our Greek Day? What about the time we went to Durham Cathedral to enhance our learning about the Anglo-Saxons?

 

Task: Create a timeline of all of the things we have done this year. Include personal details as well as the academics! Use the template or create your own - include lots of colourful illustrations as usual! 

Tuesday

Recount of Year 5

 

Starter: Use yesterday's activity to reminisce over the last year. What were your favourite parts? What did you enjoy learning the most? Were there any parts you found difficult? Talk to an adult or sibling about your year 5 experience. 

 

Task: Write a recount about the last year. Try to use your timeline to keep it chronological. 

 

Include:

 

Introduction

Paragraphs

Time and causal conjunctions

Descriptive language for setting, place and emotion.

Conclusion

Wednesday

All About Me  

 

Task: To prepare for the letter you are going to be writing to your new teachers, create a mind map about everything that makes you YOU!

 

Include:

Your favourite subjects

Favourite foods, colours, animals etc...

Your family

Interesting facts about you

Letter to Your New Teacher

 

Task: Use the mind map you created yesterday to write a letter to your new teacher! Include as much information as you can so that your teacher can get to know you before September.

 

Please send this piece of work to year5@gwps.org.uk so we can forward it to your year 6 teachers!

Friday

Write a Letter to Your Year 5 Friends and Teachers

 

Today is our last day of year 5. Some of you may feel sad; others happy. Either way you feel, it is a huge accomplishment to have made it through this past year! 

 

Are there any things you wish you could have said to your friends or teachers? There may be some parts of the year that you loved and want to tell us about, others may have been harder and you'd like to tell us ways we could have supported you better!

 

Task: Write us a letter about your experience of the past year. You don't have to send us this one but we would love to see it anyway! Feel free to email us your work. 

Reading

 

We've included the last edition of First News this term. Please continue to read over the summer holidays for at least 30 minutes a day. This will give you time to unwind and prepare you for the learning in year 6!

Maths

 

 

Monday – Task 1

 

Play https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/mental-maths to warm up your brain and revise your mental skills (15 minutes).

 

Complete the fluency questions and word problems.

Tuesday – Task 2

 

Play https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/mental-maths to warm up your brain and revise your mental skills (15 minutes).

 

Mentally complete the fluency questions and word problems. No pencil or paper allowed!

Wednesday – Task 3

 

Play https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/mental-maths to warm up your brain and revise your mental skills (15 minutes).

 

Kahoot Time! Test out your addition and subtraction knowledge, with a few fun questions thrown in.

Click on the picture on the website to take you to the game. Remember to use your name as your nickname so your teachers can see how well you have gone.

Game Pin: 02200336

Thursday – Task 4

 

Play https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/mental-maths to warm up your brain and revise your mental skills (15 minutes).

 

Complete the mystery challenge that matches your colour. Yellow, you have a choice of which one you would like to do this week.

 

Pink/Yellow – The Monkey Mystery At The Animal Antic Zoo.

Yellow/Green - The Mystery Of The Cinema Suspects

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Friday - Task  5

 

Play https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/mental-maths to warm up your brain and revise your mental skills (15 minutes).

 

Play Guardians of Mathematica.

Transition Activities

 

This week, rather than preparing work for each subject, we thought we would give you some ideas for different pieces of art you can create instead. Enjoy these pieces of artwork in your afternoons!

 

Geometric Art

 

Use tape to create art with negative space! See the timetable for clear instructions!

Film Review

 

 

What is your favourite film or game in the entire world?

Why don’t you write a review to recommend it to your friends and family?

 

Include:
Facts about the cast/writers
Comments about specific parts of the film
A star rating

Textured Landscapes

 

How can we use different lie strokes to create texture?

 

Task: Draw a basic landscape (a drawing of land) and fill in the sections with different line strokes rather than block colourings.

Selfie Activity

 

Task: Complete the selfie activity. Keep hold of this task to give to your year 6 teacher!

Origami Stars

 

Traditionally, these origami stars are used to hold wishes and hopes for the future. You write your dreams on a strip of paper and fold them in to stars. Save them in a jar and check on them later. Did your wish come true?

Week Beginning 06.07.20

Note for parents/carers - 

At the end of each year, we normally have our open afternoon where you can look at your child's work and talk to their teacher. We also ask for your feedback about your child's year at George Washington. We still want to hear your comments so we would appreciate it if you could spend a couple of minutes writing your comments in the survey below.

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/GJ7SGTS

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 

Journalism: Women's Role in WW2

 

This week in English, we are going to continue writing in a journalistic style. This means we will be creating another newspaper article however, what we are writing about is going to be different. We are going to be learning about the changes that were made for women during WW2 and creating an article about the never seen before independence for women in the UK!

Monday

Researching the Role of Women in WW2

 

Did you know that women had a very important role in World War 2? As the men left to fight, the women started to work in factories, fields and so on.This was one of the first times that women were able to physically and financially contribute to the workforce of Britain!

 

Before the war, women had very traditional roles in the home. They were not expected to go to work regularly and, if they did work, they would need to give that role up once they had children. Women's work was in the home and, despite how difficult it was to raise children and complete every household duty, they were often underappreciated. 

 

As the men left to go to war, women had to remain behind to care for children and keep the industries of the UK running. Not only that but they also had to live each day not knowing if their husbands, brothers and, sons would return from the war!

 

Task: Research the roles of women in WW2. Create a factfile to use as a resource for the rest of the week. Remember, you need to have enough information to write an article. Click here to access the BBC's website which has lots of stories about life for women during the WW2. 

 

Challenge: Write a paragraph about who you would rather be in the war: a man fighting abroad or a woman left behind. 

Tuesday

Plan the Article

 

Starter: Without looking at the fact file you created yesterday, what do you remember about the role of women in the war? Did yesterday's research change your opinion of women in the war? Discuss your thoughts with an adult.

 

Today, you are going to start your plan for your newspaper article. The article is going to be a celebration of the role of women in the war which will have eyewitness quotes showcasing the opinions of men and women. You can set your article whenever you like- days, hours or even months after the plan for women was announced. Make sure you plan for your 5Ws in your orientation. 

Wednesday

Creating Eye Witnesses and Writing an Orientation

 

Starter: A reliable eyewitness can add additional detail and opinion to a newspaper article. Use the template to create at least one eye witness and plan what they are going to say. 

Tip: More than one eyewitness is ideal in a newspaper as it gives you the option to use a variety of direct and indirect speech. Why not have a go at planning more than one eye witness?

Task: Write the orientation for your newspaper article. Remember to include the 5Ws.

Who?

What?

Why?

Where?

When?

Thursday

Complete the Report

 

Starter: Get an adult to read through the orientation that you wrote yesterday. Take the writing away from them and ask them the 5Ws. Are they able to answer them just from your orientation? If not, you may need to edit your orientation to include all the necessary information.

 

Task: Use your resources you have created this week (eye witness plans, newspaper plan and women in War fact file) to complete your newspaper article.

 

Include:
Relative clauses to add information

 

E.g. Elizabeth, 29, said, "Honestly, I don't want my life to change now! I love being able to leave my house to work and develop all these new skills!"


Varied sentence openers

 


Modal verbs (could, would, should, may, might)

 

Please send this piece of work to year5@gwps.org.uk for assessment. 

Friday

What is Bias?

 

Bias is something that everyone who reads newspapers needs to be aware of. Bias is where someone's own opinion means they can often give an unfair judgement.

 

Starter: Use the table template to sort the statements into biased and unbiased.

Task: Write an orientation about women in the war again, however, this time include a clear element of bias. There could be two ways to show bias. You could be a female journalist who believes women are better than men or a male journalist who believes women do not belong in the workforce! 

Reading

 

We have attached this week's copy of First News. Now that you are learning more about journalism, do you spot any recognisable features in the reports? Whilst reading this week check if the orientations in the articles include the 5Ws! 

 

We have also included a comprehension for you to test your inference and fact-finding skills!

Spelling and Handwriting 

 

Below, we have attached a handwriting poem and the spelling document. It is really important to take the time every day to really practise your handwriting and spellings. These are both really valuable skills to have that will make the rest of your schoolwork a lot easier! Enjoy and ensure your lettering is even-spaced and sized!

 

Maths

Multiplication and Division

 

Daily Maths Tasks

  • Each day this week you need to start with 10 minutes of Times Table Rock Stars.
  • Complete the 5 minutes times table challenge. You will need to mark and record your results in a table like the one below. Can you get all of them done and correct in the 5 minutes?

 

Date

Amount Correct Out of 100

Time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday Task 1

Complete multiplication fluency problems (3, 4 or 5 digit numbers multiplied by 1 digit) and challenges according to your colour.

5 Minute Maths Challenge

 

Set a timer for 5 minutes. Record your results. 

Tuesday – Task 2

 

Daily Maths Tasks

  • Each day this week you need to start with 10 minutes of Times Table Rock Stars.
  • Complete the 5 minutes times table challenge. You will need to mark and record your results in a table like the one below. Can you get all of them done and correct in the 5 minutes?

 

Watch the video on the school website to remind you of how to solve these types of problems.

 

Task - Complete multiplication fluency problems (2, 3 or 4 digit numbers multiplied by 2 digit) and challenges according to your colour.

Wednesday – Task 3

 

Daily Maths Tasks

  • Each day this week you need to start with 10 minutes of Times Table Rock Stars.
  • Complete the 5 minutes times table challenge. You will need to mark and record your results in a table like the one below. Can you get all of them done and correct in the 5 minutes?

 

Watch the video on the school website to remind you of how to solve these types of problems.

 

Task - Complete division fluency problems (3, 4 or 5 digit numbers divided by 1 digit) and challenges according to your colour.

Thursday – Task 4

 

Daily Maths Tasks

  • Each day this week you need to start with 10 minutes of Times Table Rock Stars.
  • Complete the 5 minutes times table challenge. You will need to mark and record your results in a table like the one below. Can you get all of them done and correct in the 5 minutes?

 

Task – Complete the multi-step word problems according to your colour. Remember to use RUCSAC to help you.

Friday - Task 5

 

Daily Maths Tasks

  • Each day this week you need to start with 10 minutes of Times Table Rock Stars.
  • Complete the 5 minutes times table challenge. You will need to mark and record your results in a table like the one below. Can you get all of them done and correct in the 5 minutes?

 

Task A – Evaluate your 5-minute times table challenges. Take time to have a look to see which questions you are constantly getting wrong and make sure to continue to practice those ones over the summer.

 

Task B – Play Guardians of Mathematica – Mysterious Mountains of Multiplication and Dark Towers of Division.

Science

A Presentation for Jane Goodall 

Jane Goodall is a British scientist who is believed to be one of the world’s leading experts on chimpanzees.

 

Task: You are going to complete research on Jane Goodall and pitch a presentation about her charity work. Your goal is to educate your audience about the at-risk chimpanzees and Jane Goodall’s work so you can raise money for them.

Your presentation must be accurate, factual and emotive!


You can do this presentation on paper or use power point/similar software.

History 

 

Lesson 1: Propaganda Aimed at Women in WW2

When the women stepped up to take on the roles of men during WW2, the government had to change the attitude towards women. Look at the images on the website. What do you notice about the women in them? Is there a purpose to the posters?

 

Task: You are going to recreate a piece of propaganda that is aimed at women. You can do this on the computer, by drawing or scrapbooking images together. After you have created your piece of propaganda, write a paragraph explaining the purpose of these posters and adverts.

Lesson 2: Rationing 

 

How would you feel if you had to save up lots of little cards just to get a single loaf of bread for your family to share? No more popping to the shops and having lots of choice! This was reality in WW2 as the war caused food shortages!

Click HERE to find out more about rationing.

 

Task: Research the different foods that were available during the WW2 period of rationing and create a recipe! 

 

Include a method, ingredients list and picture. 

RE

Islam in Times of War

 

 

Noor Iniyat Khan was an Indian Muslim pacifist who had a very important role in the war. Watch the video above for more information!

 

Task: Answer these questions and write your opinions about Noor.

What is a pacifist?
How did the Noor’s religion change her actions in the war?
What does it mean to be given something ‘posthumously’?

Art and DT

Making Medals

Soldiers are awarded with medals for acts of bravery during on the battlefield. These are a great honour to the soldiers and it is something they are very proud of.

 

Task: Use the images below and the items listed to create your own war medals.

Why not do some research into the different types of medal to create a historically accurate version!


You will need:
Tinfoil
Cardboard
Paper
Colouring pens/pencils
Glue/Sellotape

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 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.