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Week 2 30/03/20

Year 5 - Week 2 Monday 30th March 2020

Please have a go at these activities. DON'T spend ages doing these. I would advise that you do about 2 hours of English/Maths per day and that you do another subject too from the bottom box 'Topic/Other subject areas'.


Please remember to have brain breaks and look at my ideas on the previous page! Please also try out lots of the interactive games I have created links for on the previous page, if you have finished the activities.


Continue reading Holes: Chapter 35. Chat with an adult at home about how Zero and Caveman would be feeling at this point. Does Stanley appear more optimistic than Zero? Does Zero feel happy to go back to camp? Why?

Challenge: Create your own Zone of Relevance of descriptive words of how Zero OR Caveman are feeling.


Read Chapter 36 and 37. Look at the relationship between Zero and Caveman. How are they trying to help each other? Are they making any sacrifices? When you have read this chapter, please summarise what you have read. I would like your summary not be written down in paragraphs but as a…COMIC STRIP!


Remember, a summary is where you pick out the key points in order and record them.

Challenge: Can you use thought or speech bubbles to take information directly from the text?


During our environmental topic, we touched upon ‘fast fashion’. Follow this link and read the BBC article about fast fashion. I’d then like you to write down five interesting pieces of information which you took from this article. Having read it, would you say you are someone who contributes to fast fashion?

Fast Fashion: Inexpensive clothing produced rapidly by mass-market retailers in response to the latest trends.


I’d like you to read a book of your own choice each day. This might be a fiction OR non-fiction book…it could even be something you find online like on BBC News (please be careful when searching online – why not try Kiddle. Make sure an adult is able to supervise you with this activity if you are using a computer). Look at your reading challenge questions and complete two of these in your book.


You might want to predict what’s happening next or even summarise what you’ve read. If you’ve read a non-fiction text, please write down some interesting facts you have learnt about or list some questions which you may have about this topic.


Look at the language used by the author in the chapter you have just read (Chapter 35). List descriptive phrases (adjectives / noun phrases) which paint a picture for the reader.

Remember, a noun phrase is where we modify the noun. It could be from the cat to the mischievous, tabby cat.


This can be done over two days…Having read Chapter 36 and 37, imagine that you and your best friend were in the same situation as Hector and Stanley found themselves. I would like you to write a short narrative (story) which is based in the same setting they both found themselves.


Would you and your friend be in high spirits? Would you be arguing? Would you help each other successfully? Would you cause yourself pain to help your friend, like Zero did?


WRITER’S TOOLKIT: Here’s a few things you might want to include in your writing:


-Short sentences to create suspense.

-Hot and challenging conditions are described through adjectives.

-Speech brings the characters alive – look at how they are punctuated in the text.


Challenge: When you have finished this, ask your parent/adult at home if you can ring a friend or family member to read them your story. There’s no point in writing a story if you’re not going to share it!


Imagine you a reporter for the East Anglian Daily Times. Linking to the fast fashion article and our environment topic, I would like you to write a newspaper report about how your household successfully recycles, reduces or reuses things. You could imagine that you have visited your family home and you, as the reporter, could capture their responses e.g.


We visited the home of Mr Reynolds to discuss how their household are being proactive. “I feel the environment is particularly fragile and we need to do our best,” he said to our reporter, Arthur Sleep.


Remember to include the 5Ws in your first paragraph – Who? What? Where? Why? When?


We began thinking about recount texts last week, particularly diary entries. From today onwards, I would like you to record a diary of what happens each day when you are doing your home learning. This could be something that happened during the day or maybe when you were sitting down during the evening. Record how you’re feeling and fun things you’ve been doing.


As I said previously, we live in a digital age and there may be a black hole in the future if this information is not written down. There is stacks of information stored in 'the cloud'. What happens when this disappears?


Your diary would be a great piece of history for you and your family when you look back at this time. Why not even make your own diary by covering a book you've already got and adding doing a collage on it? A diary is something personal to you – you won’t be expected to share it with people at school! 


Take a look at the Year 5 and 6 Statutory Words. Which ones can't you spell and which ones do you not know the meaning of? Try and focus on two words per day. 


You can do a pneumonic, pyramid spelling, look-cover-write-check or even speed spell (writing it down as many times in sixty seconds).


Click on these links to find the spelling lists for Year 3 and 4 too - they might be worth checking.


Year 3 and 4 Statutory Word List (Page 16)


Year 5 and 6 Statutory Word List (Page 23)


Challenge: Can you write these words in a context? Your adult at home will test you on some of these!


Please complete one Ninja Maths activity per day. Set a timer for five minutes to complete this. Follow the link here and you need to click on the box which is in the Week 1-10 and five sessions per week. You won't need to print these off. Begin working from Week 5 / Session 1.


The answers can be found when you open the PowerPoint below in the 'Maths Resources'. Remember, these are KS3 questions and some which will be very challenging. Discuss any tricky examples with your adult at home!


First, write the answer to this question: 15 is the answer. So, what’s the question? You can mind map ideas in your book. Please remember to use different operations, including decimals and fractions too. You might also want to write them in worded problems too!


Now, we are going to review our knowledge of fractions with the sheet below. Remember, to find the common denominator if you are stuck – this will make your life a lot easier!

Don’t panic if you get stuck with any of these – you can write your own examples where you add, subtract and multiply fractions.


To get you started, write down all of the prime numbers below 100. Do you notice anything that is similar about them. Remember, a prime number is something which is only divisible by itself and one. Obviously all numbers can be divided by anything. However, the answer would be a decimal! Someone said to me that prime numbers are both odd and even. Are they correct? Explain why!


Now, we are going to continue with our knowledge of fractions. Complete the sheet below which looks at improper fractions. My top tip would be to use the bar model if you are stuck.


Here’s an example:

If I have 13/3 …. I have thirteen thirds. Remember there can only be three thirds in one whole. Draw out your bar models and begin to shade them in.

Some of you might realise that three goes into 13 three times with one remaining.


The answer sheets are also attached – you can get a parent to check these after. No cheating!


To get you started, write down some (humorous) word problems which give you the answer 20. Please try and write three examples and share these with a parent. Could you try and make them one of two step problems? Could they relate to different areas of maths?


Now, play one of the interactive games on the previous page of your choice. You may also want to use this time for you parent to ask you some ‘quick fire’ multiplication questions. Times table practice each day would be really helpful!


Take a look at the fraction word problems below. There are three pages: one which will build you confidence, one which will make you think and another which is more challenging. Choose which page you would like to do and get an adult to check your answers using the answer page. Please remember RUCSAC when completing these:


-Read the question

-Understand the content


-Solve the question

-Answer it

-Check using an appropriate method (inverse?)


Problem Solving…I look at digital clock and the sum of the digits on the clock are 8. What could the time be? How do you know you’ve found all of the possibilities? Here’s an example if you’re stuck…15:02 – 3:02pm if it were on the 12 hour format.

Challenge: Would there be more possibilities if the sum of the digits was 5? 10?


If you have completed these really quickly, please try some of the challenges I have placed below OR try the interactive games I have attached on the previous page.

Maths Challenges

Topic/Other Subjects

Please click Scratch. Create your own Scratch example and show a parent. What different features can you use? How have you developed it?


Trouble getting onto the website? Design a leaflet which promotes all of the positive features of the Internet. Try and use bold headings, captions and fun illustrations.


Choose the Reuse, Reduce or Recycle links on here. Pick one of the activities on there of your choice. These link really well to our current topic. Take a photo of what you have made or draw a picture of it in your exercise book! This link crashed last week...seems to be alright now!

Challenge: If you’ve enjoyed this activity, why not try another example on another day. There are LOADS to choose from.


Linking to our knowledge of the 3Rs and also fast fashion, I would like you to design three items of clothing: one worn for a formal event, one which could be worn for informal occasions and one which could be worn when doing sports. I would like you to think about what clothing/materials you have at home and how you could reuse them. Remember, think carefully about the sports clothing. You are potentially going to get very hot. What types of material would be best for this activity?


Challenge: If you’re finished, why not try and make a very small mock-up of this. You could stick materials on a piece of paper or, with adult supervision, why not try and sew something together.


It’s important to stay fit and healthy. I would like you to complete the workout led by Joe Wicks each day. This is normally aired at 9:00am on his YouTube channel. However, this could be completed in the afternoon if you would like a brain break. You will need some space to do this activity.


DISCLAIMER: Mr Reynolds takes no responsibility for smashed vases or photo frames caused by jumping around in your living room! Please clear a space to work within and remember SAFETY FIRST!

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