Online Learning w/c 01.06.2020

This week you will receive a message from the class teacher on Monday, topic and extra-curricular videos on Tuesday and Thursday and further reading for pleasure videos on...

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This week you will receive a message from the class teacher on Monday, topic and extra-curricular videos on Tuesday and Thursday and further reading for pleasure videos on Wednesday and Friday. All other video lessons will be links to BBC Bitesize, BBC Teach, Oak Academy and NCETM. Resources for the entire week will be available on this blog.

Many activities will link to the “Unlock Challenge”, a set of challenges tailored to each yeargroup that focuses on achievable curriculum skills to focus on before we return to school.

Unlock Challenge Year 5

Please find here a reminder on how to stay safe online.

Our new topic for this half-term is ‘All the World’s a Stage’. The topic focuses on oracy, dialogue and presentation skills through a range of mediums based around the theatre and plays, including works by Shakespeare. We will mainly focus on this topic through our Guided Reading texts and the termly plan may present itself slightly differently to how it appears on our curriculum overview, as we adapt it for online learning.

 

Maths

Please find below resources and websites that can be used to consolidate the home learning pupils are currently doing:

Monday 1st June 2020

Video – Finding Common Factors

Activity:  Finding Common Factors Activity Sheet

Challenge: Finding Common Factors Challenge Sheet

Unlock: Multiplication Circle Drills Sheet 1

Finding Common Factors ANSWERS

Finding Common Factors Challenge ANSWERS

 

Tuesday 2nd June 2020

Video – Prime Numbers (prime suspects)

Video – Prime Number Song

Activity: Prime Numbers Activity Sheet

Challenge: NRICH link – Prime Magic

Unlock: Identify the Factors Sheet 1

Prime Numbers ANSWERS

 

Wednesday 3rd June 2020

Video – Halving to Divide

Activity: Halving to Divide Activity Sheet

Challenge: NRICH link – Halving

Unlock: Multiplication Circle Drills Sheet 2

Halving to divide ANSWERS

 

Thursday 4th June 2020

Video – Doubling to Multiply

Activity: Doubling to Multiply Activity Sheet

Challenge: NRICH Game – Double or Halve?

Unlock: Identify the Factors Sheet 2

Doubling to multiply ANSWERS

 

Friday 5th June 2020

Video – Multiples of 10

Activity: Dividing Multiples of 10 Activity Sheet

Challenge: Dividing Multiples of 10 Challenge Sheet

Unlock: Multiplication Circle Drills Sheet 3

Dividing Multiples of 10 Activity Sheet ANSWERS

Dividing Multiples of 10 Challenge Sheet ANSWERS

 

 

English

This week you will be writing a biography. Here are examples of biographies:

Monday 1st June 2020

Video – An Introduction to William Shakespeare

Using the information from the video, start making notes about Shakespeare’s work and life. Use books and the internet to add to the information you’re gathering and start to plan a biography for the ‘world’s greatest dramatist.’ Today, find information on:

  • Early life and childhood
  • Family and later life
  • Achievements and education

You can use this biography planning template or make notes in your home school learning book.

 

Tuesday 2nd June 2020

Video – An Introduction to William Shakespeare

Using the information from the video, continue making notes about Shakespeare’s work and life. Use books and the internet to add to the information you’re gathering. Today, find information on:

  • Highlights from his life
  • Old age and death
  • Quotes from Shakespeare and others who have opinions about him
  • How he will be remembered

 

Wednesday 3rd June 2020

Video – Who was Charles Dickens?

Following your research from the past two days, today you’ll be preparing to write your biography in tomorrow’s lesson. Watch the video biography of Charles Dickens and consider the features that are being used, e.g. time conjunctions or interesting vocabulary. Create a mindmap of all of the features you think make a good biography. When you’ve finished, check it against this list: Features of a biography

 

Thursday 4th June 2020

Powerpoint – Writing a Biography

Follow the instruction in the powerpoint and use your planning notes from this week to start writing a thorough biography for William Shakespeare. Today, focus on the:

  • Introduction
  • Main body –
    • Early life and childhood
    • Family and later life
    • Achievements and education

Throughout your writing you should incorporate the quotes you have collected. Please also include at least 4 year 5/6 spelling words: Year 5 and Year 6 Statutory Spelling List.

 

Friday 5th June 2020

Powerpoint – Writing a Biography

Follow the instruction in the powerpoint and use your planning notes from this week to continue writing a thorough biography for William Shakespeare. Today, focus on the:

  • Main body –
    • Highlights from his life
    • Old age and death
  • Conclusion – how he will be remembered

Throughout your writing you should incorporate the quotes you have collected. Please also include at least 4 year 5/6 spelling words: Year 5 and Year 6 Statutory Spelling List.Year 5 and Year 6 Statutory Spelling List.

If you would like to do additional writing, you can find ideas and stimuli here to prompt your writing. You can also find videos to watch and writing ideas at the Literacy Shed.

 

 

Handwriting & Spelling

If you would like to practice more spellings, Spelling Frame has home learning opportunities for you to work on. Pen Pals, the scheme of handwriting UCPS follows, is currently also offering resources for free.

Year 5 and Year 6 Statutory Spelling List

Our spelling focus this week is homophones (p. 21-22)

Activity: Your spelling words are aisle, isle, altar, alter, aloud, allowed, ascent, assent, bridal, bridle.

Challenge: Use these words in a sentence.

 

 

Reading

This is the perfect moment to explore lots of different books and read for pleasure. Please find below some links where you can listen to authors reading a large selection of books.

  • Audible (currently free)
  • First News is offering free weekly issues during this time frame.
  • Get Epic is an online library with 40,000 children’s titles available to read.
  • Oliver Jeffers’s will read one of his books every day. Readings will take place at 6pm UK time and are broadcast via Instagram Stories. All broadcasts have been recorded and will also be added to Jeffers’ website
  • Poets are reading out their poems here, with online prompts offering comprehension questions.
  • Storyline Online

Our Guided Reading text this week is an extract from Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling.

Activity 1: Retrieval skills

Activity: Make a list of all of the gifts the Potter children have received along with who gave them each gift.

Challenge: Write a thank you letter from one of the Potter children to the benefactor of their gift. Include their opinion on the gift, make sure the letter is personal and include a memory from an event in the text.

Activity 2: Inference skills

Activity: Explain the relationship between Harry and Albus. Use clues from the text to support your theory.

Challenge: Write a short monologue that might be happening in Ginny’s head between lines 3-20.

Activity 3: Prediction skills

Activity: Continue the scene, using information that you’ve already read to make it a realistic fit to the story. Remember to include character names and stage directions.

Challenge: Write out the moments BEFORE the scene started, in playscript style.

 

 

Art

Mark Kistler is hosting a live drawing session every weekday at 5pm.

Rob Biddulph is also hosting a Draw-A-Long every Tuesday and Thursday.

Ideas for being creative outdoors can be found here.

 

Computing

If you would like to practice your touch typing you can visit Typing Club or Nitro Typing. Both are free to sign up for.

Educode Academy also offer 30 minutes of free coding time each day.

ThinkUKnow has also developed a pack of 15 minute activities for you to do at home that explore different aspects of online safety. Each fortnight, they will release a series of new activities.

 

French

You can find below a list of websites that have a range of speaking, listening, reading and writing activities to support the learning of French:

 

History

Active History is offering one month free access to their simulations, games and quizzes. They cover a broad range of historical eras.

 

Mindfulness

AvantiSchools are providing free daily well being opportunities. “Stay home and be well.” You can register and find the videos here.

Outdoor mindfulness activities

Free 30-day mindfulness challenge for families

 

Music

Singing is a great way to lift your spirits and connect with those around you. You can find songs with music and lyrics to sing on the SingUp website.

 

National Celebrations Challenges

As a community, our country celebrates a range of diverse and interesting themes. Each week, you can find here challenges and brain teasers related to some of these celebrations. This week:

 

Philosophy

If you would like to challenge your brain with some fun thinking visit this website for weekly challenges, riddles and games.

 

P.E and Games

Although we’re spending more time indoors, there are lots of things you and your family can do to keep fit and healthy! including:

 

Science

This week’s Virtual Gardening Club is all about birds. As well as identifying the birds in your garden, you could also create a poster about what to feed birds both in your garden and on the waterways as well as creating your very own scarecrow to protect the seeds you have been growing!

You can find daily science activities and challenges at the Children’s University and Club SciKidz. Science Spot also offers ideas of science you can do at home, as well as Mystery Science, which is free for now.

 

Sustrans Outside In

Walking, cycling and scooting are great ways to contribute to keeping us active and healthy in body and mind. During this time where we are mostly required to stay at home, these activities become harder to do so. Sustrans Outside In therefore aims to provide ideas and inspiration to bring health and wellbeing activities into the home.

www.sustrans.org.uk/campaigns/outside-in/