Year 5 Home Learning Resources

 

Welcome to Year 5’s home learning page. Below are some suggested activities and resources and a suggested timetable that you can follow or select activities from. This is not compulsory and the activities we have provided below are simply suggestions. We do not expect you to follow and complete each activity, so please feel free to pick and complete any of the activities as you wish to do so.

Year Five Timetable/Suggested Activities

Please find Year 5’s knowledge organiser and jigsaw for the Summer 1 term – Viking Voyages – below:

Year 5 Jigsaw - Summer 1

Knowledge Organiser Summer 1 - Viking Voyages

 

Please remember to tweet us what you have been doing; we love seeing what you're doing at home!

 

 

Home Learning – 11.05.2020

Year 5 Reading and Writing Focus Tasks

Alternatively, download the Reading and Writing tasks in a PDF file by clicking here: Y5 Reading and Writing tasks - 11.05.2020

 

Year 5 Reading and Writing Focus Tasks

We do not expect you to complete every task on the sheet, but of course you can if you wish!

 

Reading-Linked Tasks

1. Vocabulary – Before you watch the clip, can you describe this image using powerful adjectives?


2. Look at the next image and think about the two words ‘toxic’ and ‘uninhabitable’. Make a prediction about what the video is going to be about. Can you predict a one-word title for the clip? Remember to justify your prediction using the word ‘because’ to explain what you have seen that influences your title.

3. Now watch the clip … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBGDmin_38E&t=184s

Watch for a second time, listening particularly to the key vocabulary mentioned. After, write a list of as many facts as you can recall from the video.

 

4. Can you summarise the video clip in 50 words or less?

(TIP: Remember the skills we have learnt during PALs in school .. name the most important who or what, and the most important things about the who or what!)
 

Writing Tasks
 

5. Play the video from 1 minute to 2 minutes and 10 seconds. Observe all the creatures that live on Pandora. Choose one to focus on and write a character description. Remember to include lots of expanded noun phrases and prepositions, as well as conjunctions to extend your sentences.

 

 
Definition
 
Example
Expanded
noun phrase 

 
A noun that has been expanded by adding one or more adjectives before it.
 

This beetle has six, jointed legs, which carry it across the ground at an impressive pace.
 
Preposition
Tells you when or where something is in relation to something else (the position of something!)
 
On top of the beetles broad abdomen lies a thick exoskeleton.

 

 

 

6. Write a setting description of Pandora’s landscape. Make sure you include some figurative language features such as: similes, metaphors, personification and hyperboles. As a challenge, can you use fronted adverbials and relative clauses? Here are some examples:

Relative clause
Pandora’s toxic atmosphere, which is highly noxious and deadly to humans, makes the planet uninhabitable without specialist equipment.
 

Fronted adverbial clause
 

Located in Alpha Centauri system over 4.4 light years from Earth, Pandora orbits the gas giant Polythemus.
 

 

 

7. Imagine you have been sent on a mission to Pandora. Write a diary entry to describe your thoughts and feelings before and during your journey. Include a range of sentence types and a variety of punctuation (brackets for parenthesis, semi-colons, rhetorical questions, exclamation marks).

 

Reading at home

 

Junior Book Club

Don’t forget that you can watch some of your teachers reading class novels three times a week. Check your parent mail for the logins to our reading YouTube channel.  Mrs Eccles is reading Matilda. Miss Pipkin is reading The Creakers. Mrs Mutch is reading Malamander. Mr Hill is reading The Explorer. Mr Uppal is reading Harry Potter. Mr Roberts and Mrs Welch are reading a variety of children’s bedtime stories and Ms Keight is reading Mr Stink.

 

Websites

We have added https://readon.myon.co.uk/ to the junior home learning page. This is a fantastic free resource, which we signposted you to a few weeks ago as it links to Accelerated Reader, which we use in school. It provides digital versions of over 7000 books and 5 daily news articles for pupils of all ages and abilities. There is also the option for books and articles to be read aloud to the children, ambitious vocabulary is highlighted and there is a link to an online dictionary. The benefits of daily reading are huge: young people that read daily are 4 times more likely to read above the level expected for their age compared with those that do not read daily. Children can carry out their Accelerated Reader quizzes at home (you must use the link on the website to access the site).

There are also a variety of virtual reading ebooks on the Oxford Owl website, which you might choose to use www.oxfordowl.co.uk .

 

Additional reading resources, such as recommended reads for ages 7-9 and 9-11 and Book Bingo for stories, text types and authors can be found here: Reading Resources

 

 

Reading Comprehension

Year 5 - Reading Comprehension Pack

 

Accelerated Reader

Use the following instructions to help you access Accelerated Reader, where you can read a wide range of books and complete quizzes once you have finished the books.

All details and login information can be found below:

Accelerated Reader Access Information

 

Maths Home Learning

Times Table Rockstar Inter-Schools Competition! 6/5 - 22/5

Over the next 2 weeks, we would like you to log on to Rockstars and help your school battle against other schools in our Top of the Rocks Competition. http://www.ttrockstars.com

 

White Rose daily learning

Lessons do not need to be done daily but are there to assist any home learning you choose to do. This will be updated as soon as more become available to us. 

You can access lessons here: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

And the corresponding worksheets and answers here: https://www.boldmere.bham.sch.uk/curriculum/ks2/mathematics

(School has a Premium subscription so you do not need to get your own.)

Important notes:

  • You do not need to complete the tasks each day but please do not ‘skip ahead’ to the next step as they build on from each other.
  • You may choose to recap your learning from a previous year, however it is vital that you do not move onto the next year group’s learning. Instead, visit  http://www.nrich.maths.org for Greater Depth challenges.
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Each lesson includes a video, activity and answers. Please tweet us any of your fantastic work! Again, please recap your learning by looking back at previous year group’s lessons.

Other resources - Mathletics and Times Table Rockstar

Computing

Please see the following document to help you with some ideas and activities whilst working at home with your children.

Computing Ideas – Use this link

 

DT

Please follow this link to find your DT challenge!

Year 5 - Viking Shields

 

PE

PE Home Learning Opportunities - Use this link

Use this document to find a wide range of PE activities you can do with your child, ranging from:

  • REAL PE workouts
  • Workouts
  • Dance
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Movement and Mindfulness
  • Cooking (Nutrition)
     

Science

Please follow this link to find a range of fun Science experiments:

Super Science Fun Activities

 

 

Archived Home Learning

 

Home Learning – 27.04.2020

Year 5 Reading and Writing Focus Tasks

Y5 Reading and Writing tasks - 27.04.2020

 

Fortnight Beginning 31/03/20

Reading and Writing Focus Tasks (use the books we have sent home to write in)

We do not expect you to complete every task on the sheet, but of course you can if you wish!

Reading-Linked Tasks

  1. Before you watch the clip, make a prediction using the image below. What might happen in the video?

  1. Look at the next image and think about the title ‘The Lighthouse’. Write another prediction or add more information to your original prediction. What do you think might happen now? Remember to use the word ‘because’ to explain what you have seen that influences your prediction.

Now watch the clip … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HfBbSUORvo

 

  1. Write a summary of the clip (use a maximum of 50 words). Once you’ve written your summary, try to reduce the summary by using a maximum of 10 words.
  2. Create a mind map full of vocabulary to describe the lighthouse keeper and the people in the village and their emotions. Does your opinion of the people change as you watch the clip? Why?
  3. Draw an emotions line graph to show the lighthouse keeper’s different emotions throughout the clip. (Below is an example from a different story.)

 

See the source image

Writing Tasks

  1. Write a diary entry for the night for the lighthouse keeper. Use emotive language to describe his emotions. Use the line graph to help you.
  2. Write a first person narrative paragraph of the beginning of the clip up to the point where the glass smashes. Include: the inspection of the lantern, when he heard the ship and when he knew the glass was broken.
  3. Stop the film at a point that interests you. Write either a setting or a character description. Use: interesting vocabulary to describe, a range of sentence openers and a variety of punctuation.

Focus on your punctuation. Use the Year 5 punctuation mat to help you

Reading

If you so wish to, you can complete the following two reading comprehension tasks. Please click on the task below:

 

Jin Dragonbone Reading Comprehension Activity

Tutankha-whom Reading Comprehension Activity

 

 

Accelerated Reader

Use the following instructions to help you access Accelerated Reader, where you can read a wide range of books and complete quizzes once you have finished the books.

All details and login information can be found below:

Accelerated Reader Access Information

 

Year 5 Maths focus

  • We do not expect you to complete every task here; however, each ‘step’ builds on from the next so work through them in the right order
  • You may choose to recap your learning from a previous year, however it is vital that you do not move onto the next year group’s learning. Instead, visit  http://www.nrich.maths.org for Greater Depth challenges.
     

Daily - Spend 20 minutes on Times Table Rockstars. 

  • Complete the White Rose Maths ‘Party’ lesson.

 

The lessons remain available after 10am so you can complete them any time in the day. Each one includes a video, activity and answers. Please tweet us any of your fantastic work! Again, please recap your learning by looking back at previous year group’s lessons.

Weekly- Complete the Mathletics tasks set by your teacher.

 

Further Information

White Rose is the maths scheme that we follow in school. You can see, using the overview below, what your year group has already covered and what we would have been covering in the lead up to Easter.

Each block is then broken down into further ‘small steps’. Within each ‘small step’ you can find further information and activities. These can be found on the school website at: https://www.boldmere.bham.sch.uk/curriculum/ks2/mathematics Year 5 would have been covering:

In two weeks time, we shall send further information about your next Summer ‘block’ of learning.

 

Science

Please follow this link to find a range of fun Science activities based around our topic of Living Things and Their Habitat:

Y5 Science Activities - Living Things and Their Habitat

 

Please click here for a potential timetable you could follow to help structure your week:

Y5 Home Learning Activities