Hi, Year 5!
We trust you are all keeping well and safe, and hope you are making the most of the time at home with your family.
Well done for all the home-learning that you have done so far – we were very proud to see Year 5 scoring lots of hits on Mathletics recently and leading the way. Keep this up!
Many of the links and activities can continue as before; however, we also wanted to add some fresh activities and content for you to explore.
Many of the sites, especially the Maths ones, will provide answers too. Remember, Year 5, that it is great to challenge yourself, to take risks and indeed make mistakes. We all do, and it is important for our learning!
However, it is equally vital to know, if you HAVE made a mistake, where you went wrong. As we encourage in class, if your answer does not match the correct answer, go back and find and correct your mistakes - this is often when the best learning takes place, and can be very satisfying too!
Remember: your logins will remain the same as they are in your Reading Records. If there are any problems with logging in to anything, or indeed any other questions, your parents can contact your teacher via firstname.lastname@example.org .
If you need a bit of structure, there are clearly laid out activities here for each individual day, including videos and quizzes: https://teaching.homelearning.outwood.com/primary/year-5
This website refers to MyMaths; we don’t use this but remember that you can use Mathletics, as well as the other sites listed on our Year 5 page here.
We’ve all been doing the Joe Wicks workouts on the Body Coach YouTube channel which certainly gets us going each day! If you haven’t already, we really would suggest this or similar exercise to keep you active!
Hopefully, we will see you all before too long – we certainly have our fingers crossed!
Mr Rimmer, Miss Jordan and Mr Mansfield.
This website provides a new image each day, all of which are accompanied by a story starter and other activities such as ‘sick’ sentences to improve and make them more sophisticated, sentences to complete and prompt questions to stimulate discussion.
When completing writing activities, children should be thinking about:
- Sentence types (simple, compound and complex)
- Relative clauses (subordinate clauses that give extra information and are not necessary for a sentence to make grammatical sense). These begin with relative pronouns, such as which, that, who, where and when.
- Sentence punctuation (capital letters, full stops and appropriate commas, for example)
- Showing emotions and actions, rather than telling
- Figurative language, including similes, metaphors, alliteration, personification and onomatopoeia.
- Varied sentence starters, such as pairs of adjectives, three –ed adjectives, or three verbs
- Ambitious vocabulary
- Consistently joined and legible handwriting
- Reference to a dictionary and thesaurus to check spellings and synonyms to enhance the reader’s experience
Write a review of a game/film/book you have enjoyed/not enjoyed recently.
Summarise the plot
Tell the reader what you did like, what you didn’t like (if appropriate) and why.
If it was a book or a film, did you have a favourite character, scene or event?
How does it compare to other, similar games/films/books?
Who would you recommend it to?
How might it be improved?
Try not to give away any spoilers!
Write an alternative ending for your favourite book or film
What might have happened if a character made a different choice?
What might have happened had a different character been involved instead of that one?
Alternatively, write a prequel or a sequel to that story.
What does it mean?
Does it have more than one meaning? Show it/them in a sentence(s).
What other words might be in that word family?
What synonyms can you think of for that word?
What antonyms can you think of for that word?
Design Your Own Game/Board Game and write the rules and a how-to-play guide.
If possible, you could use some cardboard or paper to make the board and any playing pieces needed.
Think about existing games you have played that you might be able to ‘magpie’ ideas from, such as Monopoly, Chess, Uno, Ludo, Linkee, Trivial Pursuit, Articulate, Battleships etc.
There are weekly updates with Science activities to do at home here: https://pstt.org.uk/resources/curriculum-materials/Science-Fun-at-Home
There are all sorts of interesting videos available here on the Royal Society's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/royalsociety
Here are some nature-based activities you might be able to do. Even if you don’t have much outdoor space at home, you might be able to do it during your permitted walk outside with your family. https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blog/2020/03/kids-nature-activities-self-isolation/
You’re on the Year 5 page now but don’t forget to check out some the other tabs on the website; for example, there’s some activities to do with Spanish, Humanities and Computing.
You could use the internet to research countries that interest you. What can you find out about that country’s geography, culture, history, or famous citizens?
Perhaps you could compare different cities, countries or regions from around the world… such as comparing Newcastle to New York City, Pakistan to Australia, or Africa to Antarctica.
You could also make fact files about different countries.
REMEMBER: when doing online research, you should always take care to ensure the websites that you use are age-appropriate, reliable and safe. If you have any doubts about something you arrive at online, please talk about it with your parents.
Create Your Own Country
You could design your own country. There are almost unlimited aspects to think about here:
What language does its citizens speak? (Maybe you could come up with your own and write a translation guide!)
Where in the world is it located?
What impact does its location have on its weather – can you describe its climate?
Is your country landlocked or does it have a coast? You could draw a map of the country, showing all of the cities and other geographical features, as well as its neighbouring countries.
What is your country’s cuisine like – what food do they eat, based on where they are in the world, and what the land is like. You could write a recipe for its national dish.
What is the national sport of the country? You could make your own sport up, designing its playing area and rules. How might you win it?
What does the country’s flag look like? Consider why you have chosen that design – do the colours/shapes represent something in particular?
What is the government of that country like? Does it have a monarch? Does it have a president, so is a republic? How do people achieve power?
Remember: this is your imagination, so enjoy – see what you can come up with!
Now it is officially the Summer Term, we would have been moving on to explore the topic of ‘Space’.
What can you find out about how our solar system works?
What can be found in our solar system?
What can you find about the events of July 20th and 21st, 1969?
Challenge: create a fact file about the Milky Way.
Challenge: create some space-inspired artwork.
Let's Get Entrepreneurial
We would have also been doing our Virgin Money project. Unfortunately, that isn’t possible at the moment, but imagine you are an ‘entrepreneur’. (If you’re not sure what that means, look it up!)
What life-changing, money-making invention can you come up with your imagination?
Would it be a product (a gadget, machine or other object) or would it be a service (something you do for other people for a price)?
What would it look like? Draw a plan, complete with dimensions, materials.
What would it be called?
Explain what it does/how it works
What would the benefits of your product or service be?
How might you advertise to increase customer awareness of your product or service? You could design an advert.
How might you diversify or develop your product or service to become a bigger business?
This can help you learn a different language. You can do as much or as little as you want, but it’s always handy to know different languages, especially as you get older, more independent and want to travel more or get different jobs. You can download an app or use the internet browser for it.
If you wanted to set this up, you’ll need ask an adult to use their email to register, but there are many different languages available.