Adding verb prefixes de- and re-
As Maths homework this week please revise long multiplication using the Oak Academy lesson below in preparation for assessment week.
All homework is due in by Monday 21st June
Please read chapters 13, 14 and 15 of class novel - Who let the God's out by Monday 21st June.
Unstressed vowels in polysyllabic words:
Words with /ear/ sound spelt with ‘ere’
In preparation for Year 6, we are having a weekly revision focus looking at an aspect of grammar and punctuation. Before half term, we looked at punctuation. Complete the activities above for consolidation.
In class, we have almost completed the first four columns of the Year 5 and 6 spelling list saved below. Children should review the words that we have covered so far, and pick out at least 10 words that they need to revise.
Topic half term homework
Find out about the Minoan or Mycenaean civilisation. Create an information poster or non-chronological report to record your findings. Include pictures and images of artefacts if you can
Two tasks have been set on MyMaths to be completed by Friday 11th June
Maths homework 24.5.21
Please watch and complete the activities on the Oak academy lesson on decimals below:
Write a newspaper report detailing the events of The Highwayman poem.
Remember to include:
A headline that uses a pun, rhyme or alliteration
An introductory paragraph containing the 5 Ws (what, where, when, who, why)
Information about the main events presented in chronological order
Written in the third person and in the past tense
Quotes from witnesses
A conclusion paragraph to explain what might happen next
Topic homework wc 24.5.21
Find out about the Minoan or Mycenaean civilisation. Create an information poster or non-chronological report to record your findings. Include pictures and images of artefacts if you can.
Convert nouns or adjectives into verbs using suffix -en
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Convert nouns or adjectives into verbs using the suffix -ify
Convert nouns or adjectives into verbs using the suffix -ise
Spend 20 minutes practising times tables using TTRockstars. Next week, I will have a look at your Rock Star status, so try the studio activity as least once.
Here are the next 5 Year 5 and 6 spelling words that we are working on as next week is a short week:
For Maths this week, please choose which activity you would like to complete.
Convert nouns or adjectives into verbs using suffix -ate
Our Class Novel this term will be:
Who Let the Gods Out? by Maz Evans
We all know that the best place to get a sneak-peek into the plot, characters and setting of a book is to have a look at the blurb on the back cover. Here is the blurb below for you to read and have a think about:
"A shooting star crashes to earth and changes Elliot's life forever. The star is Virgo - a young Zodiac goddess on a mission. When the pair accidentally unleash the wicked death daemon Thanatos, they turn to the old Olympian gods for help. But after centuries of cushy retirement on earth, are Zeus and his crew up to the task?"
If there are any words that you don't understand in the blurb you can find out their meaning by asking someone at home, using a dictionary or going to this online dictionary.
Wow! I'm hooked already. I have so many questions and ideas buzzing through my head, and I'm sure you do too.
Here are some of the questions I have:
Who is Elliot?
What does he look like?
Your task is to write 5 more questions based on the blurb.
Then choose one of the characters mentioned (Elliot, Virgo or Zeus) and draw them from your imagination. There's no need to google them and there's no right or wrong answers!
Words with an /or/ Sound Spelt ‘au’
MyMaths has been set. The topic is adding and subtracting fractions because we will starting this area of fraction work on Monday.
After Easter, Year 5 will begin the new topic 'Ground breaking Greeks'. For homework, please can the children research their new topic. They can create a power point/leaflet/poster or even make something.
Could the children please continue to read regularly also. We have lots of interesting books in our class book corner that children are welcome to borrow if they are looking for reading materials.
Regular times tables practise would be very helpful too.
Spend some time reflecting on the journey that Jesus took during Holy Week. Create a picture of part of the journey that demonstrates how Jesus was feeling at that time. It could be during Palm Sunday, the Last Supper, being condemned to death by the crowd or any other event during the week.
MyMaths homework has also been set.
A new spelling list will be set after Easter. Please take this week to look at the Year 5 and 6 spelling list.
MyMaths has been set to support our current fractions topic in Maths.
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Words with an /or/ sound spelt ‘or’
Maths homework has been set on MyMaths to support our fractions topic.
Creating nouns using –ness suffix
Use the word 'Inspiration' as your starting point. Create a poster showing what this means to you. What / who inspires you? What are you inspired to do? What does it feel like to be inspired? How do you inspire others?
Creating nouns by adding the -ity suffix.
This week, we will be focusing on Year 5 and 6 spelling words that have a double consonant.
Find out about the story of Holy Mary's appearance at Lourdes. Present your findings in a format of your choice.
Now that you have finished reading to the end of chapter 10, write a letter from Mary inviting Dickon to invite him to Misselthwaite Manor to play for the day. How might Mary persuade Dickon to come? What would she plan for them to do? Would he be given a meal?
You have until Tuesday 9th February to complete this.
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Imagine you are Martha from The Secret Garden. What would you tell your family about her?
You might say things like 'Aye, you wouldn't believe it, the child can't even dress herself or even put her shoes on'
Write a character description on Mary Lennox. What does she look like and what is her personality like?
If you need a bit of help you could use one of the sheets saved below.
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Write a description of the secret garden that you designed last week.
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Please create a labelled picture of a secret garden from your imagination. What would you include? How would you get in and out secretly? Are there different sections to your garden?
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Individual, interfere, interrupt, language, leisure, lightning, marvellous, mischievous.
The children will begin a unit of travel writing this week. We will be writing about Egypt. For homework, could the children please begin their research. Attached is a copy of the research gird we shall be using in school. They can begin to fill out some of the information and bring it in to school (or write their information on a piece of paper). This sheet will not be collected in, as it shall be used only by the children in line with COVID policies.
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'y' as a vowel sound.
Friday 23rd October 2020
Homework for Half Term Week
Your homework for half term week is:
1. Reading - To enjoy a good quality reading text. This may be a book from home, or you could continue reading our class novel 'Secrets of a Sun King'.
2. Maths - To improve your times table knowledge by playing Times Tables Rockstars.
3. Art - Create a painting or drawing of an ancient Egyptian scene using your choice of materials. You could have a look at this website for inspiration:
Please complete homework by Monday 2nd November 2020.
Have a lovely half term!
Mr Griffin and Mrs McGovern
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Words with silent letter t
Additional challenge: Write a newspaper article of your choice, then ask someone to give you an opinion on whether they found it interesting or not.
You could write about something happening in the world, or an event from a story book, or just use your imagination!
Remember to email a copy or photo to Year5@stalbanrc.bham.sch.uk
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Last week, Year 5 chose St Luke as their class saint. Try to find out about him. What sort of life did he have?
Choose how you would like to present your work - write a report, make a poster, write an acrostic poem, make a video. It's up to you!
Where possible, please email work or a photograph of it to Year5@stalbanrc.bham.sch.uk
Spellings wc 21.9.20
Words ending in -able