Week Beginning 28 September 2020:

As a home practice, please click on the following link and complete the task in your computing book.

Year 5

A massive 'WELL DONE' to everyone for all your hard work over the last few months.

It has been a challenging time for those in school and our friends at home, but we made it through and produced some amazing work too. 

Have a wonderful summer and I can't wait to welcome you all back.

Each week, Paddington will oversee the new tasks and activities. Keep checking our Class 2 page to see what other adventures he gets up to whilst he's staying with Mrs Trueman... things could get messy!

Each week, Paddington will oversee the new tasks and activities. Keep checking our Class 2 page to see what other adventures he gets up to whilst he's staying with Mrs Trueman... things could get messy!

If you're struggling to keep up with Joe Wicks or simply need an extra challenge, Oti Mabuse (from Strictly) is teaching a dance class every morning at 11.30am. You can watch her live or catch up later on all her classes on YouTube.

    ***** PURPLE MASH UPDATE ****

Well done to all of you who have managed to get to grips with this. It has been a learning curve for us all and we had no warning to be able to practise at school. Anyway, you're doing great! Just a few pointers:

  • The '2Do' and 'Alert' tabs let you know that I have been in touch or set work.
  • Remember to use the 'Hand in' button when you have completed your work. This allows me to know you have finished and not just paused to get some exercise. If you go on the 2Do tab at the top, my comments will appear and you can choose to either 'continue work' or 'Hand in'. The background changes from blue to turquoise when it has been corrected and checked.
  • There is a 'display board' on the Sharing tab. When I have checked your edited work, it will be displayed for everyone to see.
  • If you have any problems please email school as we are constantly in touch with each other or in school to keep things running as smoothly as possible.
  • We have got this! 

Week 14 - 13 July 2020:

  • Oti Mabuse or Joe Wicks exercise class each day. 
  • Year 5 English: This week, I would like you to complete your Greek myth. Refer back to the  PowerPoint and check each chapter moves your story along. Remember the basis is that you (or your hero/heroine)set off on a quest, encounter and overcome a challenge on the journey, arrive at the destination, defeat a beast and return home victorious... simple! When your epic tale is complete, check it and read it aloud to someone for editing. design a front cover and write a blurb for your myth. Send them to me for my holiday reading. 
  • Film/TV: We have watched snippets from 'Jason and the Argonauts' to help with our writing. The whole film (it's quite long!) is free on YouTube and some of your classmates went home and watched it all. We are also watching 'Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief' this week. This is a clever modern twist on the myth of Perseus (it is a PG). 
  • Purple Mash: The final two chapters of The Lost Myth of Mathos are ready as a 2Do and the option of doing your Legacy Poster on Purple Mash.
  • Read everyday. Check out this summer challenge https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/  
  • Year 5 Maths: Please any BBC Bitesize daily maths lessons starting 13th July and also practise your written methods of addition, subtraction and multiplication.
  • IXL: Continue to work your way through questions for Year 3 in both maths and English.
  • Lexia: Really aim to get a certificate this final week.
  • History: The legacy of the Ancient Greeks. Look through this PowerPoint at all the things we need to thank the Greeks for... even more than just moussaka and feta cheese! Ask someone to test your memory as to how many you can remember afterwards. Make a poster either in your topic book or using the 2Do on Purple Mash.
  • Art: The Parthenon on Athens was an incredible temple dedicated to the goddess Athena. Look at the images on this PowerPoint and try to make your own artistic version. Paper art straws on black paper are particularly effective for this activity. I would love to see your work.
  • RE: Write a short assembly script to wish everyone a happy, safe and peaceful summer. Try to include the elements of a story or poem, a link to the Bible, a song and a prayer.
  • PSHE: Make a poster of all the things you are looking forward to doing when you come back to school. Have you got any goals that you want to achieve?
  • Driffield Show: There are more classes open now to send entries direct to the judges at the 'show' to win some fabulous prizes. Follow this link  https://www.driffieldshowground.co.uk/notthedriffieldshow2020 and enjoy some competitions. 

Week 13 - 6 July 2020:

  • Oti Mabuse or Joe Wicks exercise class each day. 
  • Year 5 English: Time to work on that Greek Myth. Basically, your myth should include a hero or heroine who has to go on a quest to find a treasure or rescue someone. They can be helped by a God or Goddess but will have to defeat your beast to succeed. First you will need a great plan so roughly work out your idea. If it helps, use a storyboard like this one or a planning sheet like this one. There are some more ideas on planning your ideas here. When you have an idea, use this PowerPoint to work on your story, chapter by chapter. I cannot wait to read them. You could illustrate your work and either word process it or hand write.
  • Spellings: Some to help in your writing this week: quest, mythical, voyage, journey, invincible, grotesque, horrendous, lair, challenge and victorious. Use LCWCh to practise these daily and choose 5 to write in sentences in your English book to show your understanding of them in context. 
  • Maths: Work this week is on angles! Please work through Bitesize 1, Bitesize 2 and Bitesize 3.
  • Lexia: Can you manage to complete your level?
  • IXL: Maths and English. 
  • Purple Mash: I have set the next two chapters of the myth with quiz questions as a 2Do.
  • History/Art: We have discovered much about the Ancient Greeks through evidence found on pottery and vases. Scenes range from Olympics sports to mythical creatures in battle with Greek heroes. Look at these designs and intricate patterns and then try your own ideas on this sheet or draw your own in your topic book. Make it even more authentic by colouring in orange and black.  (The sheets are on Publisher so to use as a PDF I have converted them! Design Sheet and Drawing Template.)
  • PE: The SSP have launched another lockdown competition in partnership with Active Humber. This time the theme is cricket and the challenges can be found on the following link: https://activehumber.co.uk/blog-post/2020-06-30/active-humber-summer-2020-virtual-competitions. There is also a fun ''active story' based on an Olympic theme. You have to read or listen to the story and carry out the actions indicated, have fun!
  • RE: The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded for outstanding contributions in peace. Many of the recipients, but not all, have strong links with faith. Research a former winner and find out a little about their life and why they won the award. 

Week 12 - 29 June 2020: 

  • Oti Mabuse or Joe Wicks exercise class each day. 
  • Year 5 English: For the final weeks of 'term' we are all going to work on writing our own Greek myth. In preparation, I would like you to work through the following comprehension and then read another Greek myth on this PowerPoint. Now think about the characters you would need in a myth. Create a monster (your art task is to draw/paint it) and describe it in detail in your English book. Please include: a vivid physical description, its habits, any powers it possesses, how it moves, what it smells like and how it is particularly dangerous. This PowerPoint may help with your ideas or do some research in books or online. Remember to keep your sentences tight and punctuation top notch.
  • Spellings: Due to a recent request, this week we are having French spellings! Try and learn them with the gender specific determiner (le or la) and write them with the English definition in your book: le livre, le crayon, la gomme, le stylo, la trousse, le regle, le cahier, la taille-crayon, le cartable et la table. 
  • Maths: This week, I would like you to move on to work on percentages. There is a great introduction on Bitesize 1 and then another which links to decimals and fractions at Bitesize 2. Then, complete a chart in your maths books with 3 headings: percentage, decimal and fraction. Write the equivalents for the following: 50%, 0.2, 1/10, 90%, one quarter, 0.75, 3/10, 100%, 0.4 and 4/5. Try to learn them as they will keep cropping up in your maths for years to come. 
  • Lexia: Can you manage to complete your level? 
  • Purple Mash: I have set some great Greek Gods game 2Dos and I also found an online book on Purple Mash which has a quiz for each short chapter so the first two have been added to your list.
  • IXL: Maths (X1-5) and English (any left to do).
  • PE: Here is a great challenge... No Hands Get Up!
  • Science: White light is actually made up of a spectrum of light like a rainbow. This PowerPoint can tell you more about this aspect of science and then there is a worksheet to keep you busy. If you struggle to find a prism to experiment with, just have a go at making the colour wheel and have fun!
  • History: We would have had a Greek activity day to celebrate this topic but now this can't happen, even for those in school. I am setting a food challenge for everyone to try at home! You know how much I enjoy eating... how many of the following foods have you tried: Greek yogurt, olives, pitta, tzatziki, moussaka? If you can manage to get hold of any of the items, this sheet might encourage you to taste them: Greek Food. I made a moussaka and served it with a Greek salad (and cranberry juice!)...look!
  • Art: Produce a detailed picture of your mythical beast. You may paint, crayon or even create as a model.
  • RE: Can you make up your own prayer of forgiveness? You may refer to some of the stories you have learnt about or even current affairs. 

Week 11 - 22 June 2020: NATIONAL SCHOOL SPORTS WEEK

  • Ask your parents to look out for the email to tell them all about this special week. I will be linking some of our work to fit in with this theme too. Have fun! 
  • Oti Mabuse or Joe Wicks exercise class each day. 
  • Year 5 English: Start off with an Olympic themed comprehension. The answers are at the end of the link so try not to peek! You can write on the sheet or save printing ink and write them neatly in your English book. Then, there is a great unit of work on Bitesize which is all about cartoons. Follow the activities, clips and exercises and then use your new skills to make up a cartoon strip story. I would really like it to be on a sporting theme. Use the correct grammar and punctuation throughout.
  • Spellings: Olympics, athlete, athletics, marathon, referee, javelin, hurdling, whistle, distance and pentathlon. Use LCWCh to practise these daily and choose 5 to write in sentences in your English book to show your understanding of them in context. 
  • Maths: This week, I have found some sports related maths. A mystery to solve here and then some percentage work based on the 2012 London Olympics here. There is an extra percentages quiz if you have time but the answers may not be too clear!
  • Purple Mash: Games to help with multiplication and fractions are in your 2Do section. See how high you can progress through the levels.
  • IXL: Maths and English.
  • PE: It's National School Sports Week! Here is a booklet of idea with a whole host of activities to try. Attempt to do something from every section: athletics, teams, adventure and artistic. It's lovely to receive photographs or even videos via the school website to keep us happy at school. There will be a section on the 'Sports News' page of the website (under the 'Pupils' tab) where I will add them all.
  • Science: Learn a little more about light sources here with information, an activity and a quiz, then reinforce your learning so far by checking out the clips on these sites: one and two.
  • History: To fit in with the sporting theme, it seems a perfect opportunity to cover our lesson on Ancient Greek Olympic Games. Follow all the information on this PowerPoint and then complete this Venn diagram If you cannot print it out, simply draw it into your orange book. See if you can also send a photo to school of the challenge at the end of the PowerPoint.
  • Computing: Can you continue with your game design? If you feel you have mastered the first level of the program 'My Simple Game', have a look at the next level 'My Game'. It is more advanced and has different features and levels for the player to progress through. You will need to do the original design first. Remember, check the blog for comments from your classmates and add your own positive feedback when you have played another person's game. Add a title and instructions (with careful spellings please) by clicking on the button next to the play arrow with the pencil icon.
  • Art: To continue with the Olympic theme, could you design a new logo? The five rings have specific meanings and the information about them, along with a design sheet for your idea, can be found here 
  • French: Match the sports to the French vocabulary on this sheet. Draw and label (in French) your favourite pastime in your topic book.
  • RE: So far, I have asked you to look at the theme of 'Forgiveness' in the bible stories of Jonah and Joseph. Can you find another story which has forgiveness as its main theme? It could be a Christian story, one from a different religion or one which does not link to religion at all. In your topic book, write the title, a brief summary and illustrate your work. Alternatively you could complete a story board of your chosen tale and use this template. Remember, with all work, your presentation, spelling and grammar need to be at their best.

Week 10 - 15 June 2020:

  • Oti Mabuse or Joe Wicks exercise class each day. 
  • Year 5 English: To consolidate some grammar and punctuation, please follow the lesson on commas from this BBC Bitesize link. There is also a Purple Mash 2Do activity which continues with commas used with colons. A reading comprehension to fit in with our history work can be found here (either print out and write on the sheets or write your answers neatly in your English book). Finally, I would like you to write a haiku poem. This PowerPoint will remind you about the poetry form and then use this sheet to compose your poem or simply write it in your English book. Alternatively, you could write it on Purple Mash and I can display them for all to see.
  • Spellings: noticeable, despise, treatment, enemies, passenger, include, assembly, hoarse, anchors and dictionary. Use LCWCh to practise these daily and choose 5 to write in sentences in your English book to show your understanding of them in context. 
  • Lexia: Really aim for a certificate.
  • Maths: The use of BBC Bitesize is proving successful. It is fun, user-friendly and has a mixture of videos, worksheets, challenges to do in your books and online activities. To access the worksheets and activities, you need to click on the picture. Some of you may be pleased to move on from fractions this week! Let's change to decimals with these lessons Bitesize 1Bitesize 2 and Bitesize 3 (top tip: make sure you read the information on the screen between clips and activities). As a complete change there is a football based time lesson too Bitesize 4. Don't attempt all the worksheets on every lesson; some practice is better than rushed, tired work.
  • IXL: Maths to compliment and reinforce BBC Bitesize (section V 1-19) and English (any units left to cover).
  • PE: The next SSP competition is tennis and all the information can be found here (closing date is 16th June). Alternatively, there are daily challenges on this PowerPoint which are great fun and all link to netball.
  • Science: Use this week to catch up on the topic so far. The shadow work from last week was virtually impossible due to the awful weather we had... no sun meant no shadows! Try to get on track if you can.
  • History: This week we are going to learn about Greek Gods and Goddesses. The information on this PowerPoint will help you to solve the clues to name the god or goddess (the answer will appear after 3 clues so don't click too quickly!). The work can be done in your topic books or on this scroll sheet.
  • Computing: At school we have been trialing a Purple Mash activity and I have set it as a 2Do. It allows you to create your own computer game and it's great! Create a maze and add in rewards, obstacles and traps. There is a video to watch which explains how to use the program. You are able to change the walls, floor, rewards, baddies etc and add sounds, movements, actions etc. To get an idea of the possibilities, try playing some of the ones we created. You will find them by going to 'Work'> 'Class'> 'Class2'> 'Computer Games'. If possible, comment on the ones you find most entertaining on the class blog. They are not perfect but they are our first attempt. I will add any you complete as soon as you hand in your game. Make sure you play it first to see how well it works. 
  • RE: To continue with our theme of 'Forgiveness', look at the bible story of 'Jonah and the Whale'. There is an animated version here or you may wish to find another. Draw your own book cover for a version of the story and write a blurb which explains how the story links with forgiveness. 

Week 9 - 8 June 2020:

  • Oti Mabuse or Joe Wicks exercise class each day.
  • Year 5 English: This week, I would like you to focus on letter writing. Follow these two links to take you to some activities, games and tasks which will help you firstly plan a letter and then write a final draft. SPAG this week concentrates on synonyms and antonyms.
  • Spellings: ancient, civilization, chronological, architecture, theatre, literature, legacy, myth, mythical and tragedy (all topic related words). Use the Look/Cover/Write/Check method to practise during the week then see if someone can test you in the back of your English book. Can you write a sentence for each which links to our history topic of Ancient Greece?
  • Lexia: Really aim for a certificate.
  • Maths: The use of BBC Bitesize is proving successful. It is fun, user-friendly and has a mixture of videos, worksheets, challenges to do in your books and online activities. To access the worksheets and activities, you need to click on the picture. This week sees a continuation with fractions with Bitesize 1 and Bitesize 2 and then play the fraction wall game against someone at home. The weekly Challenge gives more mathematical variety.
  • IXL: Maths to compliment and reinforce BBC Bitesize (section T 1-16) and English (any units left to cover).
  • PE: The next SSP competition is tennis and all the information can be found here (closing date is 16th June). Alternatively, there are daily challenges on this PowerPoint which are great fun and all link to netball.
  • Science: This week, we will endeavor to look at how shadows change according to the position of the sun (if it comes out!) Watch some short videos onetwo and three. Use chalk to draw around someone else's shadow or use a stick like on the video. Draw around the shadows at regular intervals. You could even take photographs to show what happened to the shadows and why. Write about what you have learnt in your topic book with diagrams to aid in your explanation.
  • History: We will continue our journey into Ancient Greece this week by comparing the lives of the Spartans and the Athenians. Check out this web page and watch these short video clips one and two. Then you can go over the learning using one or both of the PowerPoints one and two. Your task is to compare life in the two states. There is a sheet here which can printed out or have a look at it and then present your work in your own way showing the differences and which one you would choose to have lived in and why. Have a go at this quiz and then finish off with a Horrible Histories song!
  • Computing: Have a look at this series of videos, games and activities to learn about making a computer game.
  • RE/Art: Have another look at the story of Joseph and his Dream Coat. I know some of you have watched the musical (it is brilliant!) but here are some other versions of the story one and two. There is also a short cartoon to watch. Now, your task is to represent Joseph in his glorious coat in any medium you wish: paint, crayon, fabric, collage... As you apply each colour, think about how Joseph forgave his brothers and that they learnt from their mistakes.

Week 8 - 1 June 2020:

  • Oti Mabuse or Joe Wicks exercise class each day. 
  • Year 5 English: Some word and sentence work which focuses on grammar and language techniques can be found using the following links to the Bitesize site: Using Similes and Metaphors and Using Homophones and Paragraphs. There is also a reading comprehension to further improve your knowledge of Greece here with the answers at the end so you can mark it.
  • Spellings: Enforce, competition, explanation, profession, pronunciation, persuade, frequently, immediate, equipment and development (more tricky words). Use the Look/Cover/Write/Check method to practise during the week then see if someone can test you in the back of your English book. Then see is you can fit as many of the words as possible into a paragraph whilst maintaining flow and sense.
  • Lexia: Really aim for a certificate.
  • Maths: The use of BBC Bitesize is proving successful. It is fun, user-friendly and has a mixture of videos, worksheets, challenges to do in your books and online activities. To access the worksheets and activities, you need to click on the picture. Our work on fractions continues with lots of different ways to extend your understanding. Please try and work through the following links: Bitesize 1Bitesize 2 and Bitesize 3. There is also another weekly challenge to test yourselves and those budding mathematicians at home! Challenge
  • IXL: Maths to compliment and reinforce BBC Bitesize (again, any from section S and T) and English (any units still to cover).
  • PE: The next SSP competition is tennis and will launch on Thursday so I will will update then with the details. In the meantime, try these challenges: You Raise Me Up - https://youtu.be/OpCYIFVse-w , The Big Step Up - https://youtu.be/ZVuekPx368E Squat with a Hat - https://youtu.be/WGQT-heCdAY   Limbo- https://youtu.be/FDRH4RXLNIk Flamingo Balance - https://youtu.be/qcvPseJGb08 .
  • Science: This week, the light work is focusing on explaining how shadows are formed and how they change in size. Work through this online activity and then see if you can complete some scientific explanation. Choose from onetwo or simply do your own. Have a go at this quiz to confirm all that you know.
  • History: We will begin our journey into Ancient Greece this week. To set the scene, watch this video clip and work through the following PowerPoint (try not to click on to the answers for the timeline before you've done the activity!) Now you have had an introduction to this incredible era of world history, there are two timeline activities. The first one (timeline 1) will remind you of where the Ancient Greek civilisation fits in time and the second (timeline 2) looks at significant events within the era. Some research may be necessary but take note of the dates, and remember the order of BC and AD. If you are having any difficulties printing out, just do your own version of the work straight into your book. This history topic will take shape over the weeks so take pride in your work and keep it all together to show me on your return.
  • Purple Mash Art: I have set a 2Do using 2Paint a Picture. Can you brighten my day by painting a glorious Greek beach with sparkling aquamarine seas and  a temple on the hills in the background?
  • RE: Find and read a version of the story of Joseph and his Multi-Coloured Dream Coat (or watch the musical!) Think about jealousy, justice and feelings of respect. Re-read where the brothers throw Joseph into the pit. Was this the right thing to do? What should they have done? What do you think about what they told Jacob? Write a play script showing a different scenario of what could have happened if the brothers had reacted differently. 

Bank Holiday Monday and half term break:

Enjoy your holiday week. 

Week 7 - 18 May 2020:

  • Oti Mabuse or Joe Wicks exercise class each day. 
  • Year 5 English: To compliment the RE this week, I would like you to write and deliver a speech. There is a great section on the BBC Bitesize site which will help you with examples and actvities here. When you write your, 'Friends Matter' speech, you could make it even more relevant by linking it to how you currently feel about the importance of keeping in touch with friends. Then move on in with powerful language to debate writing using the ideas and activities on global issues. Reading this week concentrates on the novel, 'Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief', a great introduction to Greek mythology and a book I intended to read this term. Find some great resources here.
  • Spellings: Sacrifice, criticise, muscle, prejudice, privilege, language, sincerely, especially, accident and edge. Use the Look/Cover/Write/Check method to practise during the week then see if someone can test you in the back of your English book. Write each in a sentence to show that you understand their definition.
  • Lexia: Really aim for a certificate.
  • Maths: The use of BBC Bitesize is proving successful. It is fun, user-friendly and has a mixture of videos, worksheets, challenges to do in your books and online activities. To access the worksheets and activities, you need to click on the picture. This week I would like you to look at fractions, so the following links are relevant: Bitesize 1Bitesize 2Bitesize 3 and then there is a general maths challenge with puzzles and problems which get progressively harder Challenge.
  • IXL: Maths to compliment and reinforce BBC Bitesize (any from section S and T) and English (any units still to cover).
  • PE: There is a brilliant new SSP competition this week, a Home Pentathlon which includes: a shuttle run, long jump, vertical jump, speed bounce and target throw. All events use simple equipment found at home and there are videos to show examples. The details and entry form is on the following link, https://activehumber.co.uk/programmes/pe-and-school-sport/school-games/school-games-isolation-challenge. The competition closes on Tuesday 26th May.
  • Science: This week, the light work is focusing on explaining how we see. Carefully work through this PowerPoint  with an activity to do within it, and then complete this worksheet to explain how we use light to see objects in your own words. Simply write out your explanation if printing the sheet is an issue.
  • Geography: In readiness for our focus on Greece, I would like you to use this world map and complete some mapping tasks aimed at the objectives for your year group. Please find, neatly colour and label Greece. Then lightly colour and name the continents of the world, the major seas and oceans, the equator, the Arctic and Antarctic circles, the two hemispheres, the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn and the Greenwich Meridian. 
  • Purple Mash: I have found some quizzes on the site to go with the geography and set them in your 2Do. There looks like a lot but they are super quick and can be done when you have completed the map work. 
  • RE: Martin Luther King was a truly inspirational leader. Why was his faith such an important part of his life? Listen to his famous, 'I Have a Dream...' speech here.              Draw a dream cloud in your exercise book. Write 'I have a dream and write your own dream about justice.  
  • Art: Due to the current situation, this year's Driffield Show will not be going ahead. However, this does not mean the fun competitions have stopped! This week, why not create your own piece of artwork to celebrate the cockerel and submit it for judging? You can draw, paint, colour with crayons, use any medium and find the entry details here:  Driffield Show Art Competition. The competition closes May 30th and, if you feel the need for an extra tutorial, there are many YouTube videos which show some brilliant step by step drawing lessons.

Week 6 - 11 May 2020:

  • Oti Mabuse or Joe Wicks exercise class each day. 
  • Year 5 English: To build on your report writing work, there are videos and activities on this link, BBC Bitesize report writing, which leads to writing a report on a sportsperson, celebrity or musician of your choice. Please complete your work in your English book. Some work on brackets will ensure you are continuing to develop your higher level puncuation.
  • Spellings: shake, shaker, shaking, cure, curing, curable, close, closing, closed, ride and smile (yes, there are 11!). Look at the root words which all end in 'e' sometimes called 'magic e'. Each one has the vowel sound in the middle of the word which says its name rather than its phonics sound. When a suffix beginning with a vowel is added to the word, we lose the 'magic e' but if the suffix begins with a consonant, the 'magic e' remains. Use the Look/Cover/Write/Check method to practise during the week then see if someone can test you in the back of your English book. Can you find any other root words which end in a 'magic e' and add some suffixes following the rule.
  • Lexia: Really aim for a certificate.
  • Maths: This will now change slightly as White Rose no longer allows access to free worksheets. As some of you have discovered the great resources on BBC Bitesize, I am adding the link to their site which follows exactly the same topics as White Rose. It is fun, user-friendly and has a mixture of videos, worksheets, challenges to do in your books and online activities. This week starts a new topic on area and perimeter: BBC Bitesize 1 and BBC Bitesize 2. 
  • IXL: Maths to compliment and reinforce BBC Bitesize (R1-R12) and English (K1-K8)
  • PE/Tennis: Here are some great tennis challenges and fun games to keep you fit and active. Tennis
  • Science: We would have began our new topic of 'Light and Shadows' this half term so I shall set some activities to allow you to keep up with some of this learning. As a recap on previous work, can you find out about different sources of light? You could draw them, group them in natural and manmade and perhaps even highlight some objects which are often confused as light sources but which merely reflect light. Present your work in your science books for when we return to school. This worksheet may help if you need a starting point.
  • Geography: You have now had some experience in recognising and locating countries in Europe, but how much do you know about places in the UK? Use this map to try and name cities in the UK. Check how well you have done here when you finish, answers.
  • Music: A 2Do task has been set for you on Purple Mash. Use the composition programme to put together a piece of springtime music. There are 4 lines of music which are played simultaneously (at the same time). Experiment with having a simple beat on one line and then complimenting sounds/tunes on the others. You do not have to fill each space with a sound so experiment until you are happy with your tune, then hand it in for me to hear.
  • Art: Due to the current situation, this year's Driffield Show will not be going ahead. However, this does not mean the fun competitions have stopped! This week, why not create your own piece of artwork to celebrate the cockerel and submit it for judging? You can draw, paint, colour with crayons, use any medium and find the entry details here:  Driffield Show Art Competition.

Week 5 - 4 May 2020:

  • Oti Mabuse or Joe Wicks exercise class each day.  
  • Year 5 English: One of our writing units would have been non-chronological report writing. Look at these examples of reports which include high level SPAG and highlight features: example 1 and example 2  Use this checklist to compose a stunning report linked to our geography by choosing to research and write about one country of Europe. Include the features of: title, subheadings, introduction, diagrams, maps, charts, technical and specific vocabulary and a summary. You can chose to present your work as a Purple Mash file (I have set a 2Do), a double page spread in your topic book or a PowerPoint. However, you must ensure that you have spent time checking and editing your work. Capital letters, spellings, punctuation and grammar are extremely important.
  • Spellings: mild, wild, child, bind, find, kind, mind, wind, blind and grind. Use the Look/Cover/Write/Check method to practise during the week then see if someone can test you in the back of your English book. Write each in a sentence starting with a different fronted adverbial.
  • Reading: To reinforce this work on non-chronological reports, there is a reading comprehension on the following link, sharks. There are 3 versions which get steadily more difficult so don't do them all, choose the one appropriate for you (probably the last one). You can either write answers straight into your English book or print out the sheets. Mark your work using the answer sheet.
  • Drama/Speaking: I would like you to start looking for a poem to read, learn and perform. Your choice may be funny, scary or dramatic but make sure it is one which allows you to show expression, develop your vocabulary and perhaps some small actions or movement. There is advice available here from some experts such as  Michael Rosen and CBBC actors. When you have practised and perfected your poem, see if someone can record you and send it to the school office. 
  • Lexia: Really aim for a certificate.
  • Maths: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning - there are 5 lessons each week. Use the Year 5 Summer Term Week 2 activities this week (adding and subtracting decimals).  Watch the video and record your work in your maths book - you could print out the pages or write them directly into your book.  Include dates. It really is a great resource which allows you to learn properly with instructions.
  • IXL: Maths to compliment and reinforce White Rose (W7-W10) and English (N1-N6 and O1-O2)
  • PE/Dance: Our wonderful School Sports Partnership has begun to launch isolation competitions with some brilliant prizes. The first is a dance competition. The following link SSP DANCE will give you access to the rules and how to enter. Good luck!
  • Science: To bring our 'Habitats and Classification' topic to a close, I would like you to go out and investigate your immediate area (this will need to be close to home, ie your garden to comply with social distancing rules). Your aim is to produce a completed field study guide. Read this PowerPoint and then use some of this useful information: animal identification and plant identification to complete a species sheet. Then, using all you have learnt, produce your finest example of a field study guide. You may print and use this template or design and make your own booklet.
  • RE: Having found out about Ramadan last week, how well can you do in this Newsround Quiz? 
  • PSHE: Although we are not able to go out and about as often as usual, it is still crucial that everyone keeps safe on and around our roads. Here is a fun sheet with some important messages to ensure you take care: road safety.
  • Citizenship: On Friday 8th May the United Kingdom should have had a very special Bank Holiday - a decision had been made to honour the 75th anniversary of VE Day.    It is very important that we still take time to reflect on this historic day, I am sure Captain Tom Moore will be joining the celebrations too. Watch this short BBC film,           VE Day and then enjoy some code-breaking puzzles and activities devised by the brilliant people at Bletchley Park. This is an incredible war museum with a difference; it was the nerve centre of code-breaking during WWII where some of the finest mathematicians in the country worked to solve clues in order to crack wartime messages.

Week 4 - 27 April 2020:

  • Oti Mabuse or Joe Wicks exercise class each day. 
  • Year 5 English: Hamilton Weekly Plan. Please work through as much of this weekly work as possible. It covers many aspects of English. 
  • Spellings: abbey, valley, monkey, honey, money, trolley, chimney, turkey, journey and jockey. Use the Look/Cover/Write/Check method to practise during the week then see if someone can test you in the back of your English book. 
  • Year 5 Maths: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning - there are 5 lessons each week. Use the Year 5 Summer Term Week 1 activities this week (work on decimals).  Watch the video and record your work in your maths book - you could print out the pages or write them directly into your book.  Include dates.
  • IXL: Maths to compliment and reinforce White Rose (W1-W6) and English to extend reference skills (L1-L7).
  • Lexia: aim to get a certificate this week.
  • PE: As an extra task, try our new weekly challenge which has been set by the local Sports Partnership. You can watch a video clip and then have a go! Send me a video if you are successful. You need to throw a ball in the air and see if you can spin right around before you successfully catch it again https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mrGbuhJUKs&feature=youtu.be.
  • Science: Our topic is now going to concentrate on microorganisms (really quite a relevant subject). This week I would like you to carry out an investigation: set it up, make observations, check results and draw conclusions. You will need to read through this Microorganism Presentation and then carry out your experiment using this worksheet to record your work (the first is more suitable for Y5 and the second to Y6). Make sure everyone in your house is aware of your investigation; you don't want anyone throwing your experiment away or, worse still, eating it!
  • Geography: To begin our European study, chose 10 different countries from this continent and record them alongside their capital cities. If possible, print out this map and identify your chosen countries using colour and a key. This work can be presented in your topic book.
  • Art: This week, try your hand at photography. Spring has brought colour and life to our gardens and even though we can't go far, I would like you to send in the best photograph you can take to symbolize spring. It can include plants or animals but try to stick to wildlife within its natural habitat rather than your pet. You can only enter one photograph so chose wisely and send it via the school website. I will upload all the images on to the Class 2 page at the end of the week. 

Week 3 - 20 April 2020:

  • Oti Mabuse or Joe Wicks exercise class each day. 
  • Year 5 English: Hamilton Weekly Plan. This has five days worth of activities. Please complete them in your English exercise books.
  • Spellings: eight, eighteen, reigns, reign, sleigh, weigh, weight, neighbour, height and either. Use the Look/Cover/Write/Check method to practise during the week then see if someone can test you in the back of your English book. 
  • Year 5 Maths: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning - there are 5 lessons each week.  Start with the Year 5 Week 2 (the second on the site) activities this week.  Watch the video and record your work in your maths book - you could print out the pages or write them directly into your book.  Include dates.
  • IXL: Maths to compliment and reinforce White Rose (V1-V19) and English to work alongside the Hamilton (D10-D17).
  • Lexia: aim to get a certificate this week.
  • PURPLE MASH: Watch my story written especially for you! It's on the display board called 'Class 2 Home Learning Stories' and it is narrated too if you have sound on your device. I used '2Create a Story' and I would like you to have a go too (it has been set as a 2Do). Watch the instruction video and play around with it. Ask permission from your parents if you, like me, decide to use the camera to take selfies, but you can also draw or use clipart images. Your story, which should be about your home learning experience, will only be accessible to Lockington pupils and only after I have checked it. Remember to click on the 'hand in' button so it can be marked.
  • Science: This week your work will investigate the scientist, Carl Linnaeus. Follow the information on the PowerPoint and then try to answer these quiz questions  (you can check your answers here). Then, try and complete your own research on one of the species on this sheet. If you haven't got access to a printer, just set your work out neatly in your science topic book.  
  • RE: Muslims are about to enter their most important month, Ramadan. This will be followed by the festival of Eid. Learn all about these on this fact-packed presentation and then match the words on this sheet. You will need to listen to the song and use the key words on pages 18 & 19 of the presentation.
  • Art/RE: Draw around your hand and wrist. Research the beautiful henna designs Muslims use to decorate their bodies. Design your own intricate pattern or copy a mixture of your favourite images. This RE work could be completed in the back of your science topic book (turn the book upside-down to start as a new subject).

Easter Holidays!

We have been sent the following link from the diocese with lots of ideas and activities if you need inspiration during this time.

Holy Week Activities

One project we would really like you to do is to make a miniature Easter garden. The link above has super ideas of how to add to this daily to include many important elements which show different aspects of the life of Jesus in a creative and natural way.

You can take pictures of your finished gardens and send them to the school email address or use the brand new Class 2 blog (see below) to share with us all.

CLASS 2 BLOG

I have managed to set up a sharing blog so that we can chat, ask questions about work and share what we have achieved so far. On PURPLE MASH, go to your own home page and click on the 'Sharing' icon (the green world) then click the 'Shared Blogs'tab and you should see Paddington's picture on the Home School Blog. Read my message and let's start talking!

NB: If you have not yet checked the Class 2 page on this website, please do to see our latest Virtual Achievements and news from Paddington. Those of you who need to catch up on home school learning tasks, please make sure you do so quickly.

Week 2 - 30 March 2020:

  • Oti Mabuse or Joe Wicks exercise class each day.
  • Purple Mash Maths 2Do: Multiplying HTU by U and Division with Remainders. Write your workings neatly in your maths exercise book with the date(s).
  • Maths: visit https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning - there are 5 lessons each week.  Start with the Year 5 Week 1 activities this week.  Watch the video and record your work in your maths book - you could print out the pages or write them directly into your book.  Include dates.
  • Spellings: brief, grief, chief, thief, frieze, field, shield, belief, believe, relief, relieve. Use the Look/Cover/Write/Check method to practise during the week then see if someone can test you in the back of your English book.
  • English: Write a diary account of you first week in Lockdown. Use your English exercise book and concentrate on presentation of handwriting and spelling. You may 'talk' to your diary as if it were a friend. What have you done? How do you feel? What do you miss? Try to begin sentences in interesting ways.
  • Sumdog: Reading Challenge
  • Lexia: aim to get a certificate this week.
  • IXL: Maths I1 - I4 (functions) and English G1 - G4 (prepositions)
  • Science: Grouping animals activity. Use the PowerPoint Animal Classification for background information. Then try and sort the list of zoo animals Animal List by drawing your own branching diagram like the one on this sheet Classification Diagram (note, on both the animal list and the classification activity this is an easier option * and a more challenging option *. Either do the work straight into your home learning science book or on to a sheet to stick in. The following example may be useful to parents or if you really get stuck, An Example for Ideas.
  • Art: If you haven't already put a rainbow in your window at home, make sure you have one by the end of the week. Check the Class 2 page of the school website to see our rainbow with Paddington standing proudly underneath. 

Week 1 - 23 March 2020:

  • Joe Wicks work out or some exercise each day.
  • Start your maths mystery booklet from your work pack.
  • Choose one language activity from the pack.
  • On IXL, work through the maths section on 'Geometry' (Q1-Q19). Remember, if you get anything wrong, really look at the advice. If you work through the sections in order, they lead on from one another.
  • To start off your science project of 'Habitats', can you research the 6 main animal groups of: mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish, birds and insects? Present your work to show your understanding of each group (a brief description) and some careful drawings of animals which fit in each category.  Can you extend your learning and find out about classification groups of plants?
  • On Purple Mash, I have set a science task. You can access this on the '2Dos' tab. Once completed, use the 'Hand in' icon and you can even leave me a comment about your work. I can then view it, comment back and even reward you! Let's see if we can make this work for us.
  • SUMDOG: I think I have managed to set work on this site too! For those who haven't used it before, it starts with some games and uses these to set your level. You can see how you rank within the class with your progress at your own confidence level.