If your child is isolating and is well enough, here is this week’s work.
Monday 28th March
Our English and Science are linked today. We are thinking about adaptation and different ways that different creatures have adapted to the environment in which they live. We are then creating our own creature which has adapted to live in a particular environment and drawing and labelling our creature.
You need to choose an environment from:
Rocky Shore Desert Deep sea Rainforest Polar
You then need to decide if you are going to create a creature which is prey or predator.
Draw your creature carefully, labelling all of the features which show how it has adapted. Think about how and what is eats, how it moves, where it lives within the environment, ie in a rocky cove, high in the trees, in a burrow etc, how it keeps warm/cool, how big it is, whether it is brightly coloured or camouflaged etc. Include features to cover all these things and label these appropriately.
Please bring back to school on your return as you will need this for work this week.
Tuesday 29th March
Maths – We are doing an investigation into area and perimeter for the whole class.
Begin by making as many rectangles as you can with an area of 24sqcm.
Look again, have you found them all?
If you have 4 different rectangles (it doesn’t matter which way around they are) you have the main ones but can you make more?
What about if one side wasn’t a whole number of cms? What about if you introduced fractions or decimals?
Explore all of the options. You can draw rectangles that aren’t to scale but labelled so you don’t need big sheets of paper.
What is the longest rectangle you can make that still has an area of 24sqcm? The answer might surprise you!
This isn’t easy for you to do at home as we are working together to improve our Global paragraphs from last week. Please write a paragraph about Hindus using facts you have researched (not the ones I gave you) and include:
connectives to link all sentences;
varied sentence lengths and
ways to engage the reader.
This week, our global is based on this photograph.
Something you notice;
Something that is similar to here;
Something that is different from here;
What you think is happening;
Where you think it is.
We are again looking at this photograph and the fact that it is in Afghanistan where girls are desperate to go to school but aren’t allowed.
We are developing our discussion around themes such as:
Why are these girls desperate to go to school?
Why is education/ school important?
Is it a right or a privilege?
How did we feel when school was taken away during lockdowns?
Do we take school/education for granted?
You could write a page based on the photograph and these ideas as you won’t be here for the discussion.
It will be impossible for you to join in with this as your sewing project is in school but you could do some art instead based on Life on the Ocean Waves, your own choice!
We are reading with Chestnut Class, again you won’t be able to do this but you can enjoy some quiet reading time to yourself.
Wednesday 30th March
Maths – we’re all doing the same thing today so here is the lesson, worksheet and answers.
Carry on with your non-chronological report – see yesterday’s instructions if you haven’t started that yet. In class we will be using our planning to begin our first draft.
Miss Metcalfe has asked you to have a go at a power point with hyperlinks on something linked to our theme – you might want to find out about Oceans of the world, or sea creatures – or anything else that you are interested in linked to this – don’t forget the hyperlinks! You could send those to her if you get them finished.
Our other lessons today will be swimming or Y6 Booster stuff for SATs so you can’t really do that at home!
Hope to see you back soon 😉
Monday 21st March
Y5 Maths lesson
We are going to be writing our own non-chronological reports about Dodos.
You will need a introduction, at least 3 other paragraphs and a conclusion or summary. Think about what subheadings to include, how to engage your audience – rhetorical questions etc and what writing lenses you will aim to include in each paragraph. This needs to link to our our work on evolution, so you might like to include information about:
Where Dodos were found and when. What scientists used to believe they looked look. What theories there were as to what happened to them. What we know think was the reason they became extinct and how we have been able to develop our understanding of what they did look like. Why is it important to find out about why creatures became extinct – can it help us to understand how to keep other species safe?
You can choose to hand write or type your report. Please bring this in when completed and make sure it is presented to the standard expected in class usually – written neatly, non-negotiables sorted etc.
Choose an activity from the list – bring your work, report or photographs into school to put into your books.
Please continue with learning journeys, reading, spellings and TTRS – you could set a challenge to a friend in class.
Wednesday 16th March
Y5 – Maths – First part –
Second part –
Answers 1 and 2
Please complete, edit and improve your recount of our class trip. You could type up a finished version if you would like to type it rather than write.
Write me a short explanation of your understanding of our work on evolution, inheritance and adaptation – what have you learned about the meaning of these words and can you provide any examples from plants and animals?
Work on learning journeys, send out some TTRS challenges to people in class who work with you for maths, do some reading and work on spellings in your orange books from the week, or from your spelling lists in the back of your blue books.
Monday 14th March
Y6 Maths lesson.
Please bring finished maths work in when you return.
Y5 Lesson – First Part
Worksheet part 2 –
English – Write a recount about our visit on Friday.
Focus on: Making sure you paragraph work – introduction, paragraph about Morecambe, paragraph about the church visit, paragraph about the Maritime Museum, concluding paragraph – as a minimum – you may like to add extra paragraphs. Make sure you think about your writing lenses, varying sentence openers, lengths and vocabulary. Make it interesting to read.
Choose an animal to research and find out about how your animal has adapted to its environment.
Continue with spellings – focusing on Y5/6 word list and anything recorded as a personal spelling in yellow book, TTRS, reading.