Hello Brilliant Kestrels!
This is our final week of home-learning that I’ll be setting before the summer holidays. Next week I will get to see you all when you come to visit and meet your new teacher as well. In school, we’ve been reflecting on our memories of this year. I wonder what your favourite memories are of this year? Share your thoughts on the blog! To access the blog, log into purple mash then click on the sharing icon that is at the top (a green globe) then the shared blog tab and then the Kestrel blog.
We are finishing ‘Our Big Kitchen’ this week. A lot of you have really enjoyed this book and said so, so thank you for your feedback! I’ll definitely use it again. This week we have chapters 6 and 7 (the final chapters). There is a reading comprehension multiple choice quiz for each chapter, and open-ended questions for each also. Then I have set a book review and a 2Respond task and an annotated diagram task (get your adjectives ready for that one!) that are all related to Sienna and the Our Big Kitchen story.
As well as that, there are 2 SPaG quizzes: ‘Samantha’s Day, which is about cohesion in paragraphs and ‘Anna and the trampoline’, which is about using modal verbs to show degrees of possibility or likelihood.
^ One peak – complete the multiple choice quizzes and 1 SPaG quiz of your choice.
^^ Two peaks – complete the SPaG quizzes and the multiple choice quizzes
^^^Three peaks – complete the SPaG quizzes and the multiple choice quizzes and the open question comprehension quizzes (I am still reading, marking and responding to every single one of these so keep up the hard work).
All Peaks: Have a go at the book review, 2Respond activity and annotating the diagram of Sienna with adjectives.
English and Maths
Remember, if your child is coming into school they need to be following the English and Maths detailed here at home as this is what will be followed in school and they will otherwise be lacking skills/previous work from the sequences, please don’t let them go ahead either or they will be repeating work.
Otherwise, you are welcome to use other activities that better suit your home-learning environment and/or try out the links provided on this page: http://www.wicklewoodschool.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Year-5-additional-support.pdf
English – Talk 4 Writing – One Chance
This week, we’re going to have another go at a talk4writing activity. These are really fun and help you to immerse yourself in the text, thinking about how you can adapt it to suit your ideas and writing styles. Please email me your writing when you do your final piece, I’m loving reading them and responding.
FYI: Page numbers are in the top right corner.
^ 1 Peak – Read and complete pages 2 and 3. Use full sentences and don’t forget your punctuation.
^^ 2 Peak – Read and complete pages 2, 3 and 4. Use full sentences and try to use adjectives to make your sentences more interesting and conjunctions to add detail for the reader.
^^^3 Peak – Read and complete pages 2, 3 and 4. Use full sentences and try to use adjectives to make your sentences more interesting and conjunctions to add detail for the reader. Then, put yourself into the shoes of a character from a book you have enjoyed. For example, Arthur Trout from the Land of Roar. What might their wish be? Use the structure on page 4 to complete this.
EG. I wish I could save Grandpa from the Land of Roar without Rose coming.
I could have all the glory and everyone in Roar would love me and know how brave I can be.
However, it might all go wrong and Rose would never know, then we could both be stuck there forever and Grandpa needs his inhaler.
Tuesday. The Mirror of Wishes and The Mirror of Despair.
^ 1 Peak – Read pages 5 and 6. The Mirror of Wishes and The Mirror of Despair. Think about how the two poems are different and how they are similar. In your book, write 3 similarities and 3 differences. Try to refer to the text for your answers.
^^ 2 Peak – Read and complete the activities on pages 5 and 6, writing poems in the same style. Then, upskill your poems by adding an adjective to each sentence.
^^^3 Peak – Read and complete the activities on pages 5 and 6, writing poems in the same style. Then, upskill your poems by adding an adjective to each sentence and find somewhere to add in a preposition (or 3!!). Then have a go at using this style of writing to write a poem called ‘The Mirror of Deception.’ or ‘The Mirror of Mystery.’.
^ 1 Peak – Read and complete pages 7, 8 and 9. In your book, write down how you feel about the story, whether you like it or not and why. Make a note of any unfamiliar vocabulary, try to pick out 5 words, then use a dictionary (online if you don’t have a physical copy) to look up the meaning of those words.
^^ 2 Peak – Read and complete pages 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11. A busy one today with lots of reading and vocabulary to get stuck into!
^^^ 3 Peak – Read and complete pages 7 – 13! A lot of pages with a big push for your vocabulary, try to challenge yourself by using interesting and unique synonyms. Stay away from boring or common words.
^ 1 Peak – Read and complete the tasks on pages 14 and 15. Then complete the closer reading section that starts on page 16 and finishes part way through page 17.
^^ 2 Peak – Read and complete the activities on pages 14-18. This links into the power of 3 so make sure when you write your sentences you are thinking about using commas in the correct places where appropriate. You might want to look at these things:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBpQHmxRHmc – What is the rule of 3?
^^^ 3 Peak – Read and complete the activities on pages 14-19. This links into the power of 3 so make sure when you write your sentences you are thinking about using commas in the correct places where appropriate.
All peaks: Have a look at pages 20-21 about using speech effectively. It’s important to remember that at this stage in your writing, we are looking for you to be using speech to progress the story, not just for the sake of putting speech in. So, instead of saying ‘Ouch, that hurt!’ Jack said as Jim hit him on the head. ‘Well you deserve it.” “No, you do!” Jack was so angry that he had been hit.
You could write:
With a whack, Jim hit Jack. “Try that again and I won’t invite you to my birthday party next week.”. Jim hung his head, “I’m sorry Jack, please let me come. I’ve been so excited to go bowling, my mum never takes me. I just got a bit frustrated.”.
In the second example you now know that Jack is having a birthday party and that they’re going bowling and that Jim doesn’t get to go usually. The speech gives you insight into the character and events and takes your writing to the next level.
Friday – Planning and writing. Pages 22-24 today for all peaks.
^ 1 Peak – Use your plan to write 2-3 paragraphs. A beginning, middle and end.
^^ 2 Peak – Write your story using interesting sentence openers to start each paragraph. Try to use the skills you have looked at in this booklet and focus on using speech effectively. Try to include 3-5 examples of direct speech and focus on punctuating correctly. Aim to write 1-1 ½ pages of A4.
^^^3 Peak – Write your tale using 2-3 pages of A4. I’m really challenging you today. Try to Include the following:
- The power of 3 (2 examples minimum)
- Use 10 interesting vocabulary words and highlight these in your work afterwards.
- Use direct speech, correctly punctuated, at least 5 times.
- 2 examples of where you have used adjectives to create a ‘mood’.
- All of these punctuation marks: . , – ()
- An example of a simile and a metaphor.
All peaks: Draw an illustration to accompany your story, this could be of the main character or of a setting or something else from your tale.
Good luck – I know you will all try your absolute best and that is all I ask of you, please email your stories to me at email@example.com when you’re finished!
Maths – Week 12 White Rose Maths plans:
This week we will be following the White Rose Maths Home learning pages at https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/ We are up-to-date and carrying on at week 12, dated 13th July.
PLEASE NOTE that the activity and answer sheets are now attached below to this webpage and are not available from the White Rose website.
Different units is the topic this week. Imperial, metric and units of time.
Additional Support for shapes:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z4nsgk7/articles/zwbndxs – Imperial Measures
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z4nsgk7/articles/zqf4cwx – Metric Measures
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pF_fkSeaY0Y – Corbett Maths, imperial and metric
https://www.mathsisfun.com/metric-imperial-conversion.html – Metric to imperial.
https://www.mathsisfun.com/imperial-metric-conversion.html – Imperial to metric.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/maths-ks2-using-timetables/zn2hy9q – All about timetables in real world context and if you scroll down further links to other topics to do with units of measure.
Lesson 1 – Metric Units
Please use the presentation on the website and the attached activity sheets below, be sure to look up or check any vocabulary you are unfamiliar with.
Lesson 2 – Imperial Units.
Please use the presentation on the website and the attached activity sheets below. Again, make sure you understand the vocabulary.
Lesson 3 – Converting units of time.
Please use the presentation on the website and the attached activity sheets below.
Lesson 4 – Timetables
Please use the presentation on the website and the attached activity sheets below.
Maths challenge day! Or, use this as an opportunity to go back and revisit anything you have found challenging so far.
Optional: Use the school day timetable (8:50-3:15) to design your ideal timetable for the school day. Don’t forget break times and lunchtimes and all your favourite subjects!
Please be aware that the Magical Mayans folder is a working document so resources may move and the folders will be added to periodically. You can access this still through the learning for WB 22.06.20. If you have any questions please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org Have fun!
Have a lovely week everyone, see you soon! I’m looking forward to catching up with everyone at the end of term.