During this period of self-isolation, we are planning to build up resources for people to access from home. The resources are a blend of activities from the different core subjects and will be aimed at the age-related expectations of the year group. They are designed to consolidate what children have previously covered due to the limitations of delivering new concepts and ideas through this method.
Children will need support (and some basic resources) to be able to complete the activities. Some will take place inside but others can be done outside the house (in the garden for example). We plan to build on these resources over the next few days for those families self-isolating, but please bear in mind we are on reduced staffing and teaching in school too.
If you require help or need to ask questions, please contact the teacher vis Class Dojo. We have also published a list of suitable websites.
Should we be required to move to full school closure we will work on an enhanced package of resources and more online facilities.
Outlined below is a suggested timetable for daily activities for Year 5 pupils:
Year 5: Suggested Daily Timetable
- A daily SPaG activity for 30 minutes
- Independent reading for 45 minutes
- Completion of one of the English activities (reading comprehension task or weekly writing activity) spending 45 minutes per day
- Complete the set Maths activity for 45 minutes
- Complete the daily Fab 4 for 15 minutes
- TT Rock Stars daily for 15 minutes
- Login to Education City and complete one of the activities for 20 minutes
- Rotate daily between Science and Topic and choose one of the activities to work through for 50 minutes each day
- Participate in Cosmic Kids’ Yoga for 15 minutes
- Choose a ‘5 A Day’ activity and complete for the suggested 5 minutes
- Complete a fitness challenge card for 5 minutes
Year 5 English
The Green Willow story includes lots of figurative language to help the reader picture the events in the story. Can you identify any similes and metaphors in the story? Watch this short video to remind you of what they are:
Make a table with ‘similes’ at the top of one column and ‘metaphors’ at the top of the other. Fill your table and add 1 of your own in each column which could fit into the mood and theme of the story.
In the Green Willow story, the warrior Tomotada is given a secret scroll to deliver but we never find out what the message was. Create your own scroll complete with what you think the message might have said. You could use aged paper, ribbon, wax (with adult help), you may choose to write it in code or use pictures and illustrations to help. You could try adding some Japanese art or lettering as a border or frame, use your imaginations!
Read the traditional Japanese folktale, Green Willow. Think carefully about the events in the story. Tomotada loves the nature around him. In the ancient Japanese religion, Shinto, followers believe in respect for the world around us and in nature spirits, or ‘Kami’. Use resources from your garden or local area to create your own tree spirit. You could use bark, sticks, mud, leaves or flowers. Gather your resources and create the face of a nature spirit.
Read the information about Japan carefully and complete the comprehension questions. There are 3 levels of difficulty, challenge yourself and select the one you think you are able to manage. You do not need to complete every sheet of questions, choose 1. Add anything new you have learned to your ‘what I know about Japan’ spider diagram!
We are starting a brand new topic, Japan! Create 2 spider diagrams; what you know about Japan and what you would like to find out about Japan. Talk to an adult at home and think carefully about all aspects of Japanese culture- food, religion, sport, art, nature, and of course, the geography of Japan itself! You may know more than you think you do!
There are 5 SPaG games assigned to Education City this week, choose 1 each day. You do not need to upload anything to Dojo as we can log in to Education City and see how you are getting on!
Year 5 Maths
Calculate the volume of these shapes before decoding the joke!
See if you can match the capacity to the correct object - some of them might surprise you!
You could see if similar objects at home match up with the capacities on the sheet (ask an adult before you start this though!)
To remind you of the equivalences of metric and imperial units, we have set some games on Education City.
However, if you're feeling creative, you could have a go at baking instead. Use a recipe in grams and convert it to ounces (or vice versa!) before weighing out the ingredients.
This task works best if you are able to print it and cut each triangle out before matching the equivalent metric units.
Don't worry if you can't, however, as you can still find the equivalent measurements, or draw out the cards yourself.
If you complete the jigsaw, it should make a hexagon - the solution is on the last sheet but try to do it without peeking at it!
Test your knowledge of units of measurement by completing this crossnumber - it works just like a crossword so use the clues to fill in the answers, make sure you've checked if the answer goes 'across' or 'down'.
Year 5 Science
This half term we are going to think about forces. Forces affect our lives with every movement we make and in this first week, we would like you to begin thinking about the way different forces act in the world.
There are some games on Education City to get you started, or you could begin thinking more practically, using knowledge you already have, eg. throwing and bouncing a ball - what forces might be in action here? Why doesn't the ball stay up in the air?
Year 5 Topic
Complete a study on the famous Japanese artist, Hokusai. Use the web link below to listen and read all about this very famous artist, I’m certain you will recognise some of his work! Create an information page in the style of a scrapbook using pictures and subheadings. Be inspired by the layout of the web page!
Easter Activities (Year 5)