Even though we are back at school with some children, we still miss you all a lot and I have really missed seeing what you have been up to recently! I would love to see Tweets go through the roof again. Remember- you could just write to me, it doesn’t always have to be pictures! If you aren’t a fan of Twitter, you can email pictures of what you have been up to or your work to email@example.com. Finally, if technology isn’t your friend (sometimes it doesn’t like me either) then you can print off your work or pictures and post it to us or if you live close enough, post it through our letterbox yourself. I can’t wait to see this awesome work!
I hope you all have a wonderful summer holiday. Be sure to have lots of fun in the sun, remember to keep safe and I can't wait to see you return in September as a Year 6!
Monday 20th July to Tuesday 21st July
We have set a few activities and challenges below which use a range of skills that you have learnt over your time in Year 5.
Click here to play a game about about angles
Activity 1: You may know lots of things about Mr Spendlow, from your Zoom calls and seeing him around school but it would be nice for him to get to know you better too. So, this week we would like you to complete an All About Me. There is an example below to give you some ideas about what to include, but I’d like you to write your own and make sure it is showing off your skills as a Year 5 writer.
Activity 2: Over the summer holidays, it would be brilliant if you could keep a diary which you could bring in to school or upload on to our Twitter page sharing all of your adventures. You may like to share about a messy adventure or maybe a trip to visit family or to the beach. Remember to use everything that we have learnt this year to make your writing Year 5 quality!
There are lots of games on Bug Club to play on to revise the Year 5 spelling rules and grammar features.
You will find all the words from the Year 3/ 4 and 5/ 6 word lists below – keep practising these, as they can be easy to forget. Take a look and practise the spelling of any that you are not confident with ready to impress Mr Spendlow next term!
For grammar this week, we would like you to have a go at these grammar mats using all of your grammar learning from this year. I have included a few just in case you'd like a challenge over the holidays.
Over this week and the holidays, have a go at some of these working scientifically activities. Don’t forget to Tweet or even include the activity in your diary.
I’m not going to set you anything specific this week. It is your chance to do or find out more about anything related to space which you would like to know more about e.g. life in space, meteors or some kind of space related craft. You could even make and test your own bottle spaceship using water and a pump!
Remember to show off all your fantastic work or something you are proud of on our Twitter page or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday 13th to Friday 17th July
For this final half term, each week you will receive a selection of TTRS (Times table Rock Star) questions. They will have a mix of different multiplication facts in each week. By now, you should all know every multiplication fact up to 12 x 12 so this is your time to really make sure you’re confident. You will also find Mini Maths questions.
Just like the past few weeks, have a go at the lessons from White Rose. This week, the Maths focus is metric and imperial units, including converting between units of time and using timetables. Like normal, please click here to access the daily videos for this week, and find the worksheets below.
Spelling and Grammar
This term, we have recapped lots of spelling rules. It is now over to you to keep practising so that you don’t forget them! If you need any recaps, there are lots of videos here for you to use, as well as a few different rules that you may need to recap. The games are still on Bug Club too.
Use all that you have learnt this term to complete the grammar mat below. The links are still in last week's grammar section if you want to do any more recapping.
This week, I have an extremely important task for you. Are you ready for it?
Read. Read as much as you can - make sure you understand it though!
This week, I want our Twitter page (and enquiries) to be flooded with photos of people reading- and I mean actually reading, not just taking a picture then putting the book down. Don’t stop over the holidays either! As Mr Spendlow has already said, it is so important. Don’t forget about Bug Club and just keep reading! Try to read every day for at least 15 minutes. Read to your parents, your siblings, your dog, your goldfish, your tarantula - whoever you can get hold of! JUST READ! Have I made my point?
This week, your challenge is to create your own helicopter using only paper and a paper clip. The instructions are below for you.
After you have completed and tested your helicopter using paper, you could make more helicopters using different materials (e.g. card or newspaper). Once you have tested your helicopters, draw a diagram for each, and explain why some may have worked better than others. Remember to use all that you have learnt about air resistance and gravity.
Here are some activities that you could do which are based on our project. Complete as many of them as you would like. Remember to be creative and use what you have at home.
P.E and Keeping Fit
Get active! Monday is your final day to submit your entry for our Virtual Sports Day so keep practising every day until then. I may be biased, but Spitfire has to win!
After that, keep active. Get outside when you can. You know all the links now and, from our chats, I know that lots of you have been doing walks and bike rides so keep it up!