Fairlight Primary & Nursery School

Every individual child achieves

 Happy Birthday to Tilly and Mckenzie this week - have fun celebrating! To brighten up birthdays in lockdown, Gamelys Toys are offering to send 100 children with a birthday this May a free boardgame and a card: sign up at Gamely's Brighter Birthdays!

Year 5 HOME LEARNING: 

 Messages From Your Teachers  

 

25.5.20:

...and yes, we are still missing you all hugely! However, we have come this far so let's keep up the great work! We would like to say a HUGE thank you for the letters that have been sent/dropped off to school. They have really made our day and it has been great to hear what you have been up to. Enjoy the sunny weather this week and as always, stay safe, stay smiling and stay in touch! Love Miss Evans and Mr Whatman xx

Enjoy the sun!!! | Make a Meme     Pin by AC Man Houston on Fun in the Sun | Sunburn meme      Meme Maker - keep-thinking-happy-thoughts      Winking Dog - Imgflip

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18.5.20:

This week is Young City Reads Week! Watch the live Young City Reads 2020 Event with Thomas Taylor at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday 21st May, where he will talk and answer questions about Eerie-on-Sea and writing the books Malamander and Gargantis! You can read Malamander by Thomas Taylor, the Young City Reads Book 2020, for free thanks to Brighton & Hove Libraries: just download their library app and you can get the whole e-book!

15.5.20:

Hi to you all! What have you been up to? Miss Evans, Miss Joller and I have had another interesting week at school with some of your friends who have been attending each day during this time. They are doing all sorts of activities, such as art and craft, junk modelling, some magnetic science and making bottle xylophones, as well as spelling and maths each day - some Year 5s did Miss E's Year 6 multiplication maths as a challenge the next day! It is a lot of fun, although I am sure they are missing seeing you all and are looking forward to that time when it is safe.

Funny stuff that has happened this week: One playtime, the little children asked Ms Ferber to pretend to be 'mum' while the kids were babies and puppies - but they said I was too naughty to be 'dad' so I had to be 'silly uncle' instead! Perhaps it's because of my beard... I've been reading Mr Twit by Roald Dahl to the children on my days at school, and have been growing a Mr Twit beard to look the part! Also, when some children were watering the plants in the garden with a hose, they accidentally sprayed us with water! At least, they said it was an accident! :-)

Now, perhaps I should have saved those stories for a video blog on our new Fairlight Youtube channel? Check it out to see if any of your teachers have recorded any messages for you. Right now, Joanna from the office has recorded one to say hi!

Have a lovely weekend!

28.4.20:

Hello everyone, we are really missing you and want to see your faces! We would LOVE you to email us or upload to our padlet page pictures of what you have been up to at home. Thank you to those that have - it's been lovely to see how you have been spending your time. As always, stay safe, stay smiling and stay in touch! Love Miss E and Mr W! x

P.S. We have filled this page with plenty of ideas and activities but these are just suggestions and we are not expecting you to complete them all! x

 


2.4.20:

Hi Year 5!

Whilst it is important to keep ‘growing your brain’ it is also important to look after it by doing the things that make you happy. Make the most of your time away from school. Bake cookies and paint pictures. Read a new book, play board games and watch movies. Listen to music and make your own. Travel the world online on Google Earth, or make your own world on Minecraft. Chat, laugh and tell your own jokes. Draw pictures, play the ukulele or learn a language. There are no tests except the ones that you set for yourself. This is what independent learning is about. This is what life is about. Use and enjoy every moment.

Thank you to all of our families who are doing essential work to keep us safe at this time. Look after yourselves and each other. 

 Love from Miss Evans and Mr Whatman x  

ConvertiP.S. Now, here is some work to do!... :-)

How To Share Your Learning With Us

If you have been doing something cool or funny that you want to share with us, you can email it to workathome@fairlight.brighton-hove.sch.uk to go on our Year 5 Gallery Page. Don't forget to say that it is for Mr W and Miss E! We also have a new way to share with each other: it's called a Padlet Wall! Click on the link below, and you can upload photos and files of what you have been doing and learning!:

Fairlight Year 5 Padlet Wall

Weekly Schedule of Suggestions for Home Learning

Here is a suggested schedule of learning for the coming week.

It is a suggestion only, to give a sense of structure and routine to your child's week. It is not compulsory.Converting

Your child will not 'miss out' or 'fall behind' should they fail to follow or complete these activities!

Every school, every family and every child is in the same position with their situation and their learning.

Some families will decide that they can use this time in more meaningful and fun ways. Make it so!

Further details to help you to enjoy each activity can be found below in each colour-coded subject section.

Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays Fridays Happy Days!

Week Commencing

30th March

PE: Keep fit with Joe Wicks!

Literacy Warm-up video

Literacy: Make a story map

for a Sci-fi Story

Art: Make a picture of a strange new  world and the lifeforms on it!

PE: Just Dance! Ghostbusters!

Reading!

Literacy: Write your own sci-fi story to send to us! We'd love to read them!

PE: Keep fit with Joe Wicks!

Maths Fundamentals: x7 table quiz! 

Maths: Comparing Fractions with different denominators to see which one is bigger (finding the lowest common denominator).

PE: Just Dance! Timber!

Science: Ways of the Forces

Design and test your own paper aeroplanes to learn more about air resistance (friction).

Computing: Log onto Purple Mash and try 2TYPE to develop your touch-typing skills (a fantastic thing to learn while you are at home!). Then try the space mission at 2SIMULATE

Art: Make a rainbow to put up in your window? Make someone smile!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-leeds-52008155/families-decorate-windows-with-rainbows-to-cheer-people

Have Some Fun!:

Can you create your own Secret Code? Use letters, numbers or even your own mysterious symbols.

Make a Treasure Hunt around your house, leaving clues using your secret code for your family to follow!

Week Commencing

6th April

PE: Just Dance!

Literacy Warm-up videos!

Spellings: Year 5 & 6 words - show your family how to play your favourite spelling games, and quiz them on their spelling!

RE: Have a week-long Buddhist New Year Festival for the festivals of Theravadin and Losar! Loads of activities in the RE section. Send photos to our Padlet wall or email!

 PE: Keep fit with Joe Wicks!

x7 table

Maths Fundamentals: Beat That Maths! 

Maths: Fractions lessons

PE: Just Dance!

Planet Earth Topic: How is climate change affecting our planet? Click on the links to the World Wildlife Fund website. Make a factfile or design a poster to display in your window! Or send it to Greta Thunberg!

PE: Keep fit with Joe Wicks! 

 Joe would like you  to write a letter or poem describing how you feel after you exercise.  Be sure to use the hashtag 

#HomeworkwithJoe so he can find them and share them during his workout next week!

Spanish: Learn the days of the week

PE: Cosmic kids yoga!

Maths Fundamentals: Times tables rockstars

Art: Scroll down to art section and learn how to draw space themed things!

Music: Body percussion video to watch and have a go at.

Art: Junk-modelling. Build something amazing from all the toilet rolls you have!

PE: Keep fit with Joe Wicks!

Write a letter to your class and send it to workathome@fairlight.brighton-hove.sch.uk.

OR

If you haven't sent us any pictures of how you have been spending your time, then be sure to send them so we can publish them online!

Week Commencing

13th April

PE: Keep fit with Joe Wicks!

Art: Egg Painting & egg blowing.

Literacy: Start to plan ideas for a picture book!

Reading: Read or tell a Story to someone

Maths: Easter Maths fun with White Rose

Reading: 10 Minute Reads in interesting places around your flat!

Literacy: Ideation for your picture book story!

Reading: Share a Story

Maths: Easter Maths fun with White Rose

Literacy: Ideation for your picture book story!

Music: Have a go at the songs under our music section!

Reading: design a book cover for a favourite book. Can you turn it into a dust cover to put around your actual book?

Maths: Easter Maths fun with White Rose

Literacy: Visualising your picture book character!

Maths: Easter Maths fun with White Rose

Literacy: Visualising your picture book character!

Art: Have a go at sketching characters from books you like to get ideas.

Have Some Fun: 

Make a tent and campsite in your room! Go exploring for ancient artefacts around the flat like Indiana Jones!

Start the 30 Day Lego challenge,

or design something on a computer in Minecraft. Send or post a photo or screenshot of what you make!

Week Commencing

20th April

PE: Just Dance!

BBC Bitesize Daily: BBC Bitesize Daily: 9-11 Year Olds

BBC Bitesize Daily Year 5 Lessons

Bitesize Daily Resource Pack: Year 5 Week 1

Maths - Decimals: Lesson 1 - Decimals up to 2dp

Literacy: Sketch some spreads for your picture book to think about the layout and visual storytelling.

PE: Cosmic kids yoga!

BBC Bitesize Daily: BBC Bitesize Daily: 9-11 Year Olds

BBC Bitesize Daily Year 5 Lessons

Bitesize Daily Resource Pack: Year 5 Week 1

Maths - Decimals: Lesson 2 - Decimals as fractions (Part 1)

Literacy: Make a rough draft or 'dummy book' of your picture book story!

BBC Bitesize Daily: BBC Bitesize Daily: 9-11 Year Olds

BBC Bitesize Daily Year 5 Lessons

Bitesize Daily Resource Pack: Year 5 Week 1

Maths - Decimals: Lesson 3 - Decimals as fractions (Part 3)

Literacy: Compose the sentences of narrative and speech and add them to your dummy book.

Planet Earth Topic: Today is the 50th year of celebrating Earth Day! Visit the Earth Day website. Topic/RE Activity (see Topic lesson 5): What Carbon Footprint do we leave behind on our planet? Post your carbon or Buddha's footprint pictures on the Padlet or email them to us!

PE: Just Dance!

BBC Bitesize Daily: BBC Bitesize Daily: 9-11 Year Olds

BBC Bitesize Daily Year 5 Lessons

Bitesize Daily Resource Pack: Year 5 Week 1

Maths - Decimals: Lesson 4 - Understanding Thousands

Literacy: Start to publish your picture book.

Spanish: Practise the days of the week song but this time, write down those days with a picture next to each to help you remember!

MUSIC: Each week under this section, we'll post something new. Today have a go at the pitch and melody song!

PE: Joe Wicks!

BBC Bitesize Daily: BBC Bitesize Daily: 9-11 Year Olds 

BBC Bitesize Daily Year 5 Lessons

Bitesize Daily Resource Pack: Year 5 Week 1

Maths - Decimals: Lesson 5 - Thousandths as decimals

Literacy: Publishing your picture book. Share it when it's done!

Art: Pick something (see under the art section) to make to celebrate Earth Day.

PSHE: Scroll down to find our PSHE topic 'Money Matters!'

Have Some Fun: Make a bottle pan flute or xylophone! Fill up glass bottles with different amounts of water and either blow over the open top or tap them gently with a metal spoon.

 

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Have Some Fun: 

Find some leaves when you're out on your daily exercise and do some leaf printing! (See art section for details)

Week Commencing

27th April

Topic - Democracy: Ancient Greece to  Now: Today is Freedom Day in South Africa - a great day to start thinking about what democracy is and the history of how we came to have it! Watch the video clips below and start to find out about what they called Apartheid in South Africa: Miracle Rising: the first free vote in South Africa 1994

Sing some songs:

Gimme Hope, Joanna

Free Nelson Mandela! 

PE: with Joe Wicks!

BBC Bitesize Daily: BBC Bitesize Daily: 9-11 Year Olds 

BBC Bitesize Daily Year 5 Lessons

Bitesize Daily Resource Pack: Year 5 Week 2

Maths - Decimals: Lesson 1 - Rounding decimals

Literacy - Poetry Time: Listen to some great poems being read by the poets themselves to enjoy and inspire you: CLPE Poet Performances!

Reading - Poems: Read some poems, such as at: CLPE Poetryline Poems Library!

PE: Just Dance!

BBC Bitesize Daily: BBC Bitesize Daily: 9-11 Year Olds

BBC Bitesize Daily Year 5 Lessons

Bitesize Daily Resource Pack: Year 5 Week 2

Maths - Decimals: Lesson 2 - Order and compare decimals

 

Literacy - Poetry Time: Choose a theme that you like from the Categories in the menu and read some fantastic poems! Magpie some of your favourite words, phrases and lines and jot them down in a notebook or all over a piece of paper for ideation: CLPE Poetryline Poems Library!

Reading - Poems:  Pick a poem that you loved. See if you can memorise it and recite it to someone at home... or as a video for us!

ART/D&T: Make a birthday card for Ken who is going to be 103 in May! He is one of the residents that we have been writing to for our 'Young at Heart' project! Take a pic of you holding it up and emailing us so we can send it to him!

PE: BBC Supermovers!

BBC Bitesize Daily: BBC Bitesize Daily: 9-11 Year Olds

BBC Bitesize Daily Year 5 Lessons

Bitesize Daily Resource Pack: Year 5 Week 2

Maths - DecimalsLesson 3 - Understand percentages

 

Literacy - Poetry Time: Poetry is about exploring and playing with language beyond the rules of grammar and punctuation! Explore the many language features of poetry at the link, and try composing examples of your own to spark your creativity: CLPE Poetry Features: Examples of Poetic Forms & Devices!

Reading - Poems: Write out a favourite poem nicely on something, or illustrate it! 

Science - The Ways of the Forces: Learn about the Electromagnetic force, young padawan! See if you can make an electromagnet and electroscope, following electrical safety rules!

PE: Have a go at representing Fairlight in the Sussex virtual school games. Look at the sports desk page under the 'Beyond the Classroom' tab for more details.

BBC Bitesize Daily: BBC Bitesize Daily: 9-11 Year Olds

BBC Bitesize Daily Year 5 Lessons

Bitesize Daily Resource Pack: Year 5 Week 2

Maths - Decimals: Lesson 4 - Hey! Percentages are just another way to record fractions and decimals!

Literacy - Poetry Time: What will you write a poem about? Use your ideas from earlier in the week and have a go!

Reading - Poems: Describe why you loved a particular poem, or what you like about reading and writing poems. Or make a list of your top ten poems!

Music: Explore the videos to find out about pulse and rhythm.

Spanish: Learn the 'Hello, how are you?' song and try to teach it to someone else.

PE: Family cardio workout video.

BBC Bitesize Daily: BBC Bitesize Daily: 9-11 Year Olds

BBC Bitesize Daily Year 5 Lessons

Bitesize Daily Resource Pack: Year 5 Week 2

Maths - Decimals: Lesson 5 - I can find equivalent Fractions, decimals and percentages!

Literacy - Poetry Time: Publish your poem and illustrate it! Share it with us!

Reading - Poems: Hold a poetry Performance! Read some favourite poems and your poem to your family... and get them to join in too! Send us a video if you like! Here are some poets and children performing to give you tips and confidence:

CLPE Poetry Performances!

PSHE: 'Money and looking after it' lesson. Create a poster with the key vocabulary mentioned.

Have Some Fun: 

 Join in with the virtual Children's Parade 2020! Sing, dance, play musical instruments (why not make your own!) at 10:30 am!

“Whether you want to conga around your kitchen, wave a flag from your window, blow a whistle from your balcony, shimmy in your sitting room or dress-up on your doorstep – anything goes at the Children’s Parade at Home! We want to celebrate young people’s creativity in all forms and keep the spirit of the Children’s Parade alive.”
John Varah, Artistic Director

Get lots of tips for costumes and making music from SameSky at: Children's Parade at Home: Artist Tutorials

Week Commencing

4th May

Science - The Ways of the Forces:  May the 4th Be With You! We're always using science-fiction to excite our interest in real science. Here is a fun series about interesting ideas in science with a bit of a Star Wars theme: Science & Star Wars

Find out about more 'Star Wars' inspired science from the Science Museum blog

PE: with Joe Wicks!

BBC Bitesize Daily: BBC Bitesize Daily: 9-11 Year Olds 

BBC Bitesize Daily Year 5 Lessons

Bitesize Daily Resource Pack: Year 5 Week 3

Maths - Decimals: Lesson 1 - Adding decimals within 1

Literacy: Describing Settings Week with Oak National Academy: This unit also links with Monday's BBC Bitesize English lesson. Watch all the videos and do the quizzes on the first day to warm up. Then,... write descriptions of incredible settings for the rest of the week! Do the quizzes again at the end of the week to check you used a range of grammar. You learn through writing, and you can't fail it through a quiz. 

Reading: Listen to the story of 'Theseus and the Minotaur' being read aloud.

PE: Just Dance!

BBC Bitesize Daily: BBC Bitesize Daily: 9-11 Year Olds

BBC Bitesize Daily Year 5 Lessons

Bitesize Daily Resource Pack: Year 5 Week 3

Maths - Decimals: Lesson 2 - Subtracting decimals within 1

ART/D&T: We are going to be starting our Greek topic so have a look at art section and design/make your own Greek vase!

Reading: 20 min read a book of your choice.

Literacy: Describing Settings with Oak National Academy: Idea if you don't have one: Describe a pirate island haven! Don't forget: visualise; magpie; bank words and phrases; then compose sentences and construct paragraphs; review and edit as you go. 

Reading - Descriptive Settings: Here is a online version of Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, filled with piratical adventure! Also, video clips of the National Theatre production of Treasure Island! or listen to Bernard Cribben's read 'Old Sea Dog's Treasure!'

PE: BBC Supermovers!

BBC Bitesize Daily: BBC Bitesize Daily: 9-11 Year Olds

BBC Bitesize Daily Year 5 Lessons

Bitesize Daily Resource Pack: Year 5 Week 3

Maths - DecimalsLesson 3 - Complements to 1 (decimals that add up to 1)

Reading:20 min read a book of your choice.

Reading - Descriptive Settings: If you don't have a fantasy book for ideas, listen to Beyond the Deepwoods by Chris Riddell.

Literacy: Describing Settings with Oak National Academy: Idea if you don't have one: Describe a fantastical kingdom and find out more about the Edge Chronicles by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell! Don't forget: visualise; magpie; bank words and phrases; then compose sentences and construct paragraphs; review and edit as you go.

Topic - Planet Earth: What if humans needed to live on another planet, like Mars? How would we survive? What can this simulation tell us about living on our own planet without damaging our environment? Use the Mission to Mars activity cards to decide what you would need to survive and why.

Watch the video clips in the folder to find out what happened to Mars millions of years ago to change its ecosystem. How is Earth similar or different?

ART/D&T link: Build a Mars base out of your recycling, and describe how it works: Top Tips for Tour Guides on Mars!

PE: Have a go at representing Fairlight in the Sussex virtual school games. Look at the sports desk page under the 'Beyond the Classroom' tab for more details.

BBC Bitesize Daily: BBC Bitesize Daily: 9-11 Year Olds

BBC Bitesize Daily Year 5 Lessons

Bitesize Daily Resource Pack: Year 5 Week 3

Maths - Decimals: Lesson 4 - Adding decimals that cross the whole (that add up to more than 1)

Spanish: Can you remember colours in Spanish? Can you make a wordsearch with all of the colours in for someone?

Music: Scroll down to find out about harmony and texture. Why not try the music quiz too?

Reading: Read the written version of 'Theseus and the Minotaur.'

Literacy: Describing Settings with Oak National Academy: Idea if you don't have one: Describe a futuristic Mars base! Don't forget: visualise; magpie; bank words and phrases; then compose sentences and construct paragraphs; review and edit as you go.

Reading - Descriptive Settings: Get more ideas about life on Mars by reading Jazz Harper: Space Explorer.

PE: Family cardio workout video.

BBC Bitesize Daily: BBC Bitesize Daily: 9-11 Year Olds

BBC Bitesize Daily Year 5 Lessons

Bitesize Daily Resource Pack: Year 5 Week 3

Maths - Decimals: Lesson 5 - Adding decimals with the same number of decimal places

PSHE: 'Being a critical consumer' lesson.

Reading: Answer the reading comprehension questions about 'Theseus and the Minotaur.'

Literacy: Describing Settings with Oak National Academy: Idea if you don't have one: Describe an underwater world! Don't forget: visualise; magpie; bank words and phrases; then compose sentences and construct paragraphs; review and edit as you go.

Try reading these short stories for inspiration:

A Whole New Underwater World

Underwater World

Commotion in the Ocean

Have Some Fun:

Week Commencing

11th May

PE: with Joe Wicks!

BBC Bitesize Daily: BBC Bitesize Daily: 9-11 Year Olds 

BBC Bitesize Daily Year 5 Lessons

Bitesize Daily Resource Pack: Year 5 Week 4

Maths - Decimals: Lesson 1 - Adding decimals with the same number of decimal places

Literacy: The Wizarding World! Try some creative writing set in the world of the Harry Potter books! First idea from our Literacy section is: Conjure a Wizard! Get tips here about Character Description and Describing Settings. But you know more of that stuff (show not tell! visualise! poetry features! compose and revise!) than they do!

Reading: Listen along to Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) read Chapter 1 of Harry Potter & The Philosopher's Stone. If you don't have the book, read along online here... then try the Chapter Challenge Quiz!

PE: Just Dance!

BBC Bitesize Daily: BBC Bitesize Daily: 9-11 Year Olds

BBC Bitesize Daily Year 5 Lessons

Bitesize Daily Resource Pack: Year 5 Week 4

Maths - Decimals: Lesson 2 - Subtracting decimals with the same number of decimal places

Literacy:  The Wizarding World! Try some creative writing set in the world of the Harry Potter books! Next idea from our Literacy section is: Cook up a Spell! 

Reading: Listen along to Dumezweni (Adult Hermione) read Chapter 2 of Harry Potter & The Philosopher's Stone. If you don't have the book, read along online: Harry Potter & The Philosopher's Stone... then try the Chapter Challenge Quiz!

PE: BBC Supermovers!

BBC Bitesize Daily: BBC Bitesize Daily: 9-11 Year Olds

BBC Bitesize Daily Year 5 Lessons

Bitesize Daily Resource Pack: Year 5 Week 4

Maths - Decimals: Lesson 3 - Adding decimals with a different number of decimal places

Literacy: The Wizarding World! Try some creative writing set in the world of the Harry Potter books! Next idea from our Literacy section is: Summon a Creature! 

Reading: Listen to more of Harry Potter & The Philosopher's Stone here while you wait for more stars to read the next chapters! If you don't have the book, read along online: Harry Potter & The Philosopher's Stone...

PE: Have a go at representing Fairlight in the Sussex virtual school games. Look at the sports desk page under the 'Beyond the Classroom' tab for more details.

BBC Bitesize Daily: BBC Bitesize Daily: 9-11 Year Olds

BBC Bitesize Daily Year 5 Lessons

Bitesize Daily Resource Pack: Year 5 Week 4

Maths - Decimals: Lesson 4 - Subtracting decimals with a different number of decimal places

 Literacy: The Wizarding World! Try some creative writing set in the world of the Harry Potter books! Next idea from our Literacy section is: Build a World! 

Computing: Digital Literacy & Code a Computer Game!

Reading: More Greek myths and legends!

Science: Learn about Applied Force and make your own Simple Machines!

PE: Have a go at representing Fairlight in the Sussex virtual school games. Look at the sports desk page under the 'Beyond the Classroom' tab for more details.

BBC Bitesize Daily: BBC Bitesize Daily: 9-11 Year Olds

BBC Bitesize Daily Year 5 Lessons

Bitesize Daily Resource Pack: Year 5 Week 4

Maths - Decimals: Lesson 5 - Friday Maths Challenge!

 Literacy: The Wizarding World! Try some creative writing set in the world of the Harry Potter books! Next idea from our Literacy section is: Write a wyrd and wondrous short story with your magical mind!

Reading: More Greek myths and legends!

Have Some Fun/Computing:

 Download and play the quests in my Minecraft map, and also learn how to start coding with Command Blocks!

 

EDITING KEEP TEXT HERE TO SEE IF IT PREVENTS TABLE CODING ERROR

WARNING! EDITING ERROR STILL EXISTS - SOMEHOW DIRECTLY CONNECTED TO ADDING ROWS TO A TABLECHART, AS OTHER ADDITIONS PUBLISH AS EXPECTED.

BEGINNING NEW TABLE CHART IN SEPARATE TEXT BOX ITEM BELOW

EDITING KEEP TEXT HERE TO SEE IF IT PREVENTS TABLE CODING ERROR

Quiz: Why are the days of the week 'wrong'? Two Part Question! Monday Tuesday Thursday Wednesday Friday HAPPY DAYS!

Week Commencing

18th May

PE: with Joe Wicks!

BBC Bitesize Daily: BBC Bitesize Daily: 9-11 Year Olds 

BBC Bitesize Daily Year 5 Lessons

Bitesize Daily Resource Pack: Year 5 Week 5

Maths: Revising Multiplying, Dividing & Perimeter (White Rose Summer Term Week 3) See Maths Section!

Literacy: Welcome to Eerie-on-Sea! Go to our activity section for Malamander by Thomas Taylor!

Reading: Sign up with Brighton & Hove Libraries online, download their app, and read all of Malamander by Thomas Taylor for free! Download an extract from the book here!

PSHE: Lesson 3 'Value for Money.'

PE: Just Dance!

BBC Bitesize Daily: BBC Bitesize Daily: 9-11 Year Olds

BBC Bitesize Daily Year 5 Lessons

Bitesize Daily Resource Pack: Year 5 Week 5

Maths: See Maths Section!

Literacy: Welcome to Eerie-on-Sea! Go to our activity section for Malamander by Thomas Taylor! 

Reading: Read some of Malamander by Thomas Taylor!

Topic: Who were the Greeks?

Spanish: Learning numbers 1-30. 

PE: BBC Supermovers!

BBC Bitesize Daily: BBC Bitesize Daily: 9-11 Year Olds

BBC Bitesize Daily Year 5 Lessons

Bitesize Daily Resource Pack: Year 5 Week 5

Maths: See Maths Section!

Literacy: Welcome to Eerie-on-Sea! Go to our activity section for Malamander by Thomas Taylor!

Reading: Read some of Malamander by Thomas Taylor!

Music: Scroll down to learn about dynamics and structure.

Art/D&T: Click link to find out more:

Whole school art challenge

PE: Have a go at representing Fairlight in the Sussex virtual school games. Look at the sports desk page under the 'Beyond the Classroom' tab for more details.

BBC Bitesize Daily: BBC Bitesize Daily: 9-11 Year Olds

BBC Bitesize Daily Year 5 Lessons

Bitesize Daily Resource Pack: Year 5 Week 5

Maths: See Maths Section!

 Literacy: Welcome to Eerie-on-Sea! Go to our activity section for Malamander by Thomas Taylor!

Computing: Digital Literacy & Code a Computer Game!

Reading: Watch the live Young City Reads 2020 Event with Thomas Taylor at 10:30 a.m., where he will talk and answer questions about Eerie-on-Sea and writing books!

PE: Have a go at representing Fairlight in the Sussex virtual school games. Look at the sports desk page under the 'Beyond the Classroom' tab for more details.

BBC Bitesize Daily: BBC Bitesize Daily: 9-11 Year Olds

BBC Bitesize Daily Year 5 Lessons

Bitesize Daily Resource Pack: Year 5 Week 5

Maths: See Maths Section!

 Literacy: Welcome to Eerie-on-Sea! Go to our activity section for Malamander by Thomas Taylor!

Reading: More Greek myths and legends!

Topic:  Who were the ancient gods and heroes? 

Have Some Fun:

Week Commencing

25th May

PE: with Joe Wicks!

Learning Warm-up: Maths fundamentals quiz & Grammar & Punctuation Sheet 

Maths: Revising Area & Fractions  (White Rose Summer Term Week 4) See Maths Section!

Literacy: Create and write something to send to us based upon our activities on Eerie-on-Sea or the Wizarding World!

Reading: Read more of Malamander or Harry Potter & the Philosopher's Stone!

PSHE: Lesson 4 -'Budgeting'

PE: Just Dance!

Learning Warm-up: Beat That Maths! & Grammar & Punctuation Sheet 

Maths: See Maths Section!

Literacy: Create and write something to send to us based upon our activities on Eerie-on-Sea or the Wizarding World!

Reading: Read more of Malamander or Harry Potter & The Philosopher's Stone!

Topic: Take a tour of ancient Greece and write us some postcards!

Spanish: Learning the months of the year!

Astronaut Training Topic Extra!: Livestream with astronaut Tim Peake at 5:30pm!

PE: BBC Supermovers!

Learning Warm-up: Times Tables Rockstars & Grammar & Punctuation Sheet 

Maths: See Maths Section!

Literacy: Create and write something to send to us based upon our activities on Eerie-on-Sea or the Wizarding World!

Reading: try the free audiobook of Cyborg Cat by Ade Adepitan at the National Literacy Trust!

Music: Scroll down to find out about notation and composition.

Art/D&T: Make a model of a Greek Temple!

OR click link to find out more:

Whole school art challenge

PE: Have a go at representing Fairlight in the Sussex virtual school games. Look at the sports desk page under the 'Beyond the Classroom' tab for more details.

Learning Warm-up: Maths fundamentals quiz & Grammar & Punctuation Sheet 

Maths: See Maths Section!

 Literacy: Create and write something to send to us based upon our activities on Eerie-on-Sea or the Wizarding World!

Computing: Digital Literacy & Code a Computer Game!

Reading: More Greek myths and legends!

PE: Family cardio workout video.

Learning Warm-up: Beat That Maths! & Grammar & Punctuation Sheet 

Maths: See Maths Section!

 Literacy: Create and write something to send to us based upon our activities on Eerie-on-Sea or the Wizarding World!

Reading: More Greek myths and legends!

Topic:  Can you draw a map of ancient Greece?

Have Some Fun:

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HAVE SOME FUN!

Click on the links below to find some great things to do at home for fun and some puzzles!

LITERACY

I Can Write a Science-fiction Story!

Here you can find all of the power-points with support and advice for writing your very own science-fiction story about a mission to another planet! There are also support sheets with vocabulary, language and grammar to develop your writing. Find it all in the folders below!

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Grammar & Punctuation Skills: a great daily warm-up!

Keeping up with your grammar and punctuation happens best through the writing process: beginning first of all with the most important step of reading good quality writing to see examples of great writing and effective grammar; then modelling and emulating good sentences, composing your own examples based on modeled examples; putting it to good use by doing great writing and trying to be varied in the kinds of sentence you compose; and finally reviewing your writing to improve, redraft and edit as you go as part of your writing process; and remembering that there is nothing wrong about talking with someone else, sharing and reading your work together.

Literacy Warmup Videos: Tune in at 9.45am each day for sentence stackers! Absolutely BRILLIANT for creative writing and uplevelling your sentences. Just click on the picture below...

Grammar & punctuation worksheets: Here is a small selection of worksheets on different aspects of grammar and punctuation to get you started. There is a wide range of printable worksheets and downloadable Powerpoint presentations for all areas of Year 5 grammar and punctuation are available here at this link on Twinkl for free.

The Power of Pictures: Publish your own Picture Book!

Last year, Year 5 were very lucky to take part in a national literacy project called Power of Pictures, run by CLPE (the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education). We read picture books and investigated how they work - then we wrote, designed and published our own! While you are at home, why not have a go at writing a picture book (or a comic or graphic novel - many of the strategies are similar) for yourself - or with a younger sibling? You will find all that you need below, including links to a picture book called Is There A Dog in This Book? by Viviane Schwarz, who supported our project personally and has given us her permission to use her resources to inspire our children!

More CLPE resources!...

The CLPE is one of the premier research organisations for reading and writing at primary level. They have a wealth of free resources for teacher, children and families, with many new ones added to support you during the pandemic isolation. As well as Viviane Schwarz, there are also e-books and online learning materials from many other famous children's authors.

CLPE Meet the Authors!

CLPE Author Videos & Learning Plans

CLPE Corebooks: Online Book Library

CLPE Poetry Videos & Learning Plans

CLPE: What We Knows Works: Writing

CLPE What Reading & Writing Look Like: Reading & Writing Progression

Poetry Time!

Writing poetry allows you to be creative with language! Use CLPE's Poetryline resources to read fantastic poems, listen to famous poets performing their creations, experiment with poetic features and forms, and write your own poems on all sorts of themes!

Describing Settings!

This week, the Oak National Academy have been practising their skills for describing amazing settings in stories. Watch their videos and try some of their warm-up exercises. Then choose a mind-expanding setting to describe! There is a selection of ideas to magpie from and spark your own imagination in the folders below. Follow our strategy of great authors: visualise the setting; do some ideation: write down and sketch ideas, do some world-building, word and phrase banks etc; compose sentences in draft; construct them into cool paragraphs with great first lines and hooks; revise your writing as you go; edit, publish and share it! Find some prompts to help you to imagine some amazing settings (pirate island, underwater world, fantasy kingdom or life on Mars) in the folder below:

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The Wizarding World!

This week, we are focusing in on a fantastic book to spark our creative writing: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling. Visit The Wizarding World page to find out about the stories and characters, and spark your imagination! It's currently also being read by the stars of the Harry Potter films chapter by chapter each week, starting with Daniel Radcliffe! So if you have never read the books, you can listen along!

There is a whole website about the wizarding world of these books, filled with interesting facts and fun activities to get your imagination warmed up. Then, over the course of the week or so, why not try some of these ideas for creative writing:

Conjure up a Wizard!: a new character is about to enter the wizarding world. Who will it be? What are they like? What are their hopes, dreams, secrets and ambitions? Where do they live? How did they learn magic? What kind? How do they do it? Most importantly: which House will they be in? Pick Hufflepuff - you know they're the best! Stuck for an idea for a character?  Look at and think about this unusual one: The Jar Wizard by Sean Andrew Murray.

Cook up a Spell!: Double, double, toil and trouble, fire burn and cauldron bubble! Read the Witch's Song from the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare.. and makeup your own magical spell poem with unusual ingredients and astonishing effects! In the Harry Potter books, they often use Latin words to cast their spells - see if you can find some to include in your poem to make it sound wizardly: Spells From Harry Potter books, English-Latin Translate. Why not also do some cooking like the three witches and make a 'magical' brew... of tasty and edible ingredients of course!

Want to know what the play Macbeth is all about, and what those witches are up to? Watch a cartoon summary of Macbeth for kids here! And there's more... a Year 4 class at Fairlight once studied the play and then filmed a rap video about it in 2014. I've just found it, so you can watch it here: Macbeth Rap by Fairlight Year 4 2014! MP4 Version

Summon a Creature!: From manticores and dryads to goblins to dragons, there are a myriad of mythical monsters and magical beings that could inhabit the wizarding world! Invent your own creature and draw and describe them to us! Here is a download of a book that gave me lots of ideas for fantasy creatures when I was young: Fighting Fantasy: Out of the Pit by Steve Jackson & Ian Livingstone!

Build a World!: Where does your wizard live, and what strange places do your creatures inhabit? A tall tower, topped by crackling octarine energy brewing around the spire? A deep, dense forest that sways and speaks as if the trees were talking? A renowned wizard's school or a wise woman's cottage? Or does 'the breeze ruffle the neat hedges of Privet Drive, which lay silent and tidy under the inky sky, the very last place you would expect astonishing things to happen'? Draw a map of your magical world, or do some descriptive setting writing!

Tell Stories!: Put your characters into your setting. What would they do next? Can you story map an adventure for them? Role-play it with your family? Write a story?

 

EAL & SEN Harry Potter resources!

I set some activities about Harry Potter for this week in Year 5, and if you find that book difficult to read, here are some resources to help you enjoy the Wizarding World!
Chapter 1: The Boy Who Lived
Listen to what the story sounds like in dozens of languages at the University of Calgary website. They have some short audio clips in dozens of languages for a project that they did -  its the first page of Chapter 1, 'The Boy Who Lived'! Sadly, the written excerpts they did have been removed now. The audio links are at:  https://arts.ucalgary.ca/lrc/home/celebrating-multilingualism-through-harry-potter/harry-potter-editions .
 
This week, Daniel Radcliffe has been reading the same chapter in English at: https://www.wizardingworld.com/chapters/reading-the-boy-who-lived .
 
There is also a full English version of the book online here: https://www.hogwartsishere.com/library/book/7107/chapter/1/ 
Home Language Editions
I know it would take a few weeks to arrive but Ukrainian, Chinese and other language editions of the book are available through Amazon UK if you like the film story:
Word Searches, Crosswords, Quizzes & Top Trumps!
I've found some EAL activities at https://en.islcollective.com/ and some other places which I've placed in a folder below!
Interactive Video Activities
There are loads of fantastic video clip activities where it pauses to ask you comprehension questions about Harry Potter film scenes: ISL Harry Potter EAL Video Activities
Here are a couple of ones from the first film to start off:
Join Hogwarts!
There is a fun quiz at the Wizarding World website to choose your House at Hogwarts School.
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MALAMANDER: Welcome to Eerie-on-Sea!

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Each year, Year 5 read a book chosen to be Young City Reads Book of the Year. This year's book is Malamander by Thomas Taylor! It is set in a seemingly ordinary seaside town called Eerie-on-Sea. Everything appears familiar on the surface... but appearances can be deceptive, and even bigger mysteries await Violet Parma and Herbie Lemon, lurking under the sea! It's a brilliant book that mixes humour, detective mystery and gothic spookiness! This week's activities are all about this weird and wonderful book series and about storytelling in a world that is like the one we know... but stranger!

Read Malamander for Free!

The Brighton & Hove Library Service are offering Malamander as a free e-book download - for phones, tablets and computers - using their library app. Click here to visit the page for all the instructions for how to sign up to the Library, download their app and download the book!

If for some reason you cannot access the full e-book from the library app, you can read an extract at the Eerie-on-Sea website, and we have downloaded a free pdf of the first part of the book here.

An audiobook version can be found here.

 

The Young City Reads Special Online Event!

This week on Thursday 21st May at 10:30 a.m. is the Young City Reads Special Online Event featuring Thomas Taylor sharing amazing stories and answering questions! Go to www.youngcityreads.co.uk to watch!

 

Welcome to Eerie-on-Sea: The Website!

Find out more about your stay in Eerie-on-Sea at their wonderful tourist website, where you can explore the interactive map of all of the famous sights!...

 

The Characters of Eerie-on-Sea!

But, perhaps, you should also find some of the locals and hear what they have to say too... just in case!

Here is a video produced by a famous resident of Eerie-on-Sea, the noted antiquarian author and eccentric expert on the universe of the unknown, Sebastian Eels!

Meanwhile, local fisherman Blaze Westerley has a few words of warning to give you about the local legend of Gargantis!...

 

Become a Character from Eerie-on-Sea!

Do you like role-playing characters? Pick your favourite character from the town of Eerie-on-Sea, or imagine your own unusual and interesting person to be! Draw them, dress up like them, and pretend to be them! What would they talk about? What would they tell a visitor to their town? What strange stories might they have to tell you about the local legends? You could even make a video or audio blog like the ones above!

Storytelling Game: Role-play an Adventure in Eerie-on-Sea!

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Role-playing games are storytelling games where you and some friends pretend to be characters in a story... and make up what happens in the story as you talk together. Often, one person is the games master or storyteller who has thought of a setting and some ideas of interesting things that might happen, to make the game exciting! But who knows what will happen once your characters start talking? Maybe they've also drawn a map of the place where the player characters can go on their adventures, like the one of Eerie-on-Sea! Sometimes, you can throw a dice to see if something your character tries to do succeeds or not.

Famous role-playing games include Dungeons & Dragons, for telling fantasy adventures, and the Fighting Fantasy choose-your-own-adventure books, where you can role-play by yourself. There is also a role-playing game for adventures in a world like ours but... stranger, called Tales from the Loop, where you play a group of kids looking for unusual adventures. You could make up a similar role-playing adventure about Eerie-on-Sea! You don't need expensive rule books or model figures: you just need a pencil and paper to draw and describe your character, perhaps a copy of the Eerie-on-Sea map to help imagine where your adventure takes place, some friends and family to tell a story with, ... and maybe a dice or spinner to throw so you can see if your character really can sink the Kraken with that rusty anchor you found in the old sailor's cabin on Eerie beach! Roll a 4, 5 or 6 to succeed!...but what happens next if you don't? YOU decide!

Downloadable Activities, Guides & Resources about Malamander!

Young City Reads and Candlewick Press have made a whole set of exciting activities for you to download to explore the world of the Eerie-on-Sea books! There is a folder of them listed below this section!

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Make a Mysterious Map!

The map of Eerie-on-Sea looks normal enough... Hastings Haar, Dolphin Square... until you see places such as 'Finfolk Lane' and the wreck of the Leviathan! Find a map of Brighton and Hove online or go on Google Earth. Can you draw your own spookier map of where we live: change the street names to scarier versions, invent mysterious places and characters to live in them? Draw otherworldly monsters that lurk around the corner? 'Here be the kraken's lair! At the local swimming pool! It teaches water safety on Tuesdays!'

Write A Story of Stranger Things!

Making up a story based in a familiar setting, but with an unexpected twist, is a fantastic starting off point for creative writing. Find a strange tale, an unusual place name, an interesting building or place, and let your imagination do the rest! After all, you know the place where you live... don't you? What if the places we live in and know were not all that they seemed? For example:

  • Is the i360 just a thing for tourists to go up and down in to take photos... or a crashed UFO, that scientists are secretly trying to fix to send into space?
  • In the comic book Captain Britain & Excalibur, the West Pier is not really closed and broken down: it is the secret base of intergalactic bounty-hunters hidden behind a hologram!
  • Your history teacher may have told you that the Royal Pavilion was built by the Prince Regent to just look like an Indian Palace... or did a mysterious Mughal magician teleport it here from Rajasthan as her magical lair?
  • How did our school get its unusual name? Was it from the tale of a 'fair light' that a Spitfire pilot swore shone from the roof to protect it from falling bombs in the Second World War?
  • Or is it because our school has truly been here for thousands of years, founded by ancient Greeks who escaped the burning of the library of Alexandria, and named after the Pharos, the lighthouse of that ancient city in Egypt?
  • Were you walking on the beach after the high tide had washed things ashore, when you found... something?
  • Or is there just a mysterious door somewhere near where you live, and you really, really wonder what is behind it?...
  • "The children loved to play at the Patch, a narrow stretch of park that squeezed itself between people's back gardens. But they often wondered where the tunnel entrance at the end of the park led to. Even more so that night when, having snuck out to find out for themselves, they saw the ghost train steam past them and through the chained-shut doors..."
  • "Jimmy was a lot of things: a teaching assistant who loved helping kids to read, a historian who knew hundreds of stories about the First World War, a rock star who sang and played guitar, and a school caretaker who checked that everything was clean and safe for the children to work and play at the school. But when the children had gone home, Jimmy had another job. He went to his office, and changed into well-worn brown overalls, with his name embroidered on the chest and a logo of a ghost embroidered on the arm. Then he lifted up his high-energy particle beam proton pack, and got to work, protecting the school and the community from supernatural phenomena! He ain't afraid of no ghosts!..." 

Compose a Spooky Poem!

Maybe you enjoy being descriptive in a poem, and would like to describe a strange setting such as Eerie-on-Sea and the odd things that you might see, hear, smell and touch!

Draw Some Eerie-on-Sea Inspired Art!

What was your favourite place in Eerie-on-Sea? What was your favourite character or sea-monster? Did I say sea-monster? What, no I didn't! There ain't no sea-monsters round these parts! Don't know what you mean! Anyway, why not draw a picture of what you would like them to look like, and add your own ideas!

Simon Stålenhag is an artist who loves to paint the places where he lives in Sweden... but with a difference. He imagines mysterious creatures, dinosaurs, robots and spaceships where other people only see ordinary shops, houses and streets! If you like drawing, why not try sketching your house, the garden, or a picture of a place you know... but adding some mysterious things to it of your own!

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The Hobbit!

Explore the famous book by the author J.R.R. Tolkien, and learn more about the incredible world-building techniques he used in his story-telling! read for yourself the adventures of Bilbo Baggins and the Company of Thorin Oakenshield, rightful dwarven King Under the Mountain, as they go to challenge Smaug the Dragon!

The author JRR Tolkien was a fantastic world-builder. He loved using ideas from ancient myths and legends to create his own stories, and made up a history and maps of the imaginary world he named Middle-Earth. He also used real life places from where he grew up and real-life events that had happened to him as inspiration.

We can read and listen to the Hobbit and try out some world-building and storytelling exercises.

Listen to The Hobbit!

 Andy Serkis, who played the role of Gollum in the films of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, recently read the entire book The Hobbit for charity on YouTube. You can watch and listen to him reading each chapter at this website!

 

Read The Hobbit graphic novel!

I read The Hobbit for the first time in Year 5, and I remember loving the part with the three trolls arguing, and how Bilbo and Gandalf trick them! Every time I reread it, I discover new wonderful things in the story. Here is a way that everyone can start to enjoy this story: a graphic novel version of the story by . It uses much of the original text in boxes and speech bubbles, but also has pictures that make it easy to work out what is happening if some of the language is challenging. Read along while listening to Andy Serkis read the full book!

You can also download and read the full book for free with your Brighton & Hove library app. Click here for instructions on how to sign up and download!

 

Find the features of a myth!

When you read or listen to The Hobbit (or later the Lord of the Rings and his other books) you might notice that they include lots of the features of myths and legends. Use the Features of Myths & Legends Sheet and find out how many features you can spot! Will this give you ideas for your own myth stories?

 

The Great War and The War of the Ring

“But I have been too deeply hurt, Sam. I tried to save the Shire, and it has been saved, but not for me. It must often be so, Sam, when things are in danger: some one has to give them up, lose them, so that others may keep them.”

- Frodo, The Return of the King

Did you know that many of the scenes from Tolkien’s Middle-Earth are based upon experiences he had when he was a soldier in WWI?  For example, he describes the battlefield of the Battle of the Somme in ‘The Two Towers’ when he describes the Dead Marshes of Dagorlad. Find out about how WWI influenced the stories of J.R.R. Tolkien here...

 

“In a hole in the ground, there lived a …” How to build imaginary worlds!

J.R.R. Tolkien was perhaps the greatest fictional world-builder of all time - but you can become even greater, even more powerful! Just put on the Ring...my precioussss! Er, no! Stop! don't do that!  Just watch this video by author Kate Messner, as she describes the power of world-building in fiction writing, and some of the questions she thinks about to help her fantasies come to life!

In one sense, the book began very simply. The Hobbit began with a single sentence that Tolkien wrote down at random one day:

“In a hole in the ground, there lived a Hobbit.”

He didn’t even really know what a hobbit was when he wrote this. It just sounded like a word the Anglo-Saxons used that he had learned in school: hol-bytla, a hole-builder. But he then began gathering ideas together and world-building, using old notebooks, poems, fantasy maps and stories he had written years before, adding to and expanding his story as he wrote!

Complete his famous opening sentence in your own way:

"In a ...., there lived a..."

Change the hole in the ground to a different kind of place. A cloud in the sky? A cave under the sea? An igloo in a frozen waste? Now, who might live there? Something you know? Something you made up a name for?

When some people try this method of ideation, they immediately say: "I can't think of anything!", throw their pencil in the air, flounce about huffing and sighing, slump in a sofa and stop doing any imagining at all. What a brilliant idea for a character! In a town like any other, where people were locked inside their own homes with just their own imaginations, there lived a person whose ideas were mysteriously disappearing! A good way around this is to make or use a list of random ideas to just pick from by rolling a dice or closing your eyes and pointing! Here is a link to an online Random Story Idea Generators for children. Or, pick up a book or dictionary, open a random page and see what word jumps out at you first!

 

“There And Back Again!” Sketch and map an imaginary world of adventures!

This is what Bilbo Baggins, the main character (‘protagonist’ in ancient Greek) calls his story when he begins to write it down at the end of The Hobbit. The Hobbit and the Lord of The Rings both use the idea we explored in the book Malamander by Thomas Taylor: beginning in a familiar setting, when something strange starts to happen! In this case, the stories start in the happy land of The Shire, which is a place much like the English countryside where J.R.R. Tolkien grew up, before the characters have to leave and travel to far off places on an uncertain quest! And when Tolkien wanted to imagine a journey to wonderful places, he drew a map... lots of maps! And invented names for all the places... and languages for the place names... and histories of the places!

If you could go on a journey, where would be an amazing or unusual place that you might travel to, that is unlike where you live? How might you get there? Who do you think would travel with you? Do you think you would have the skills you need to make the journey? What obstacles might get in your way? Here are some ways that you might do this:

  • Plan a map of the places along your character's journey.
  • Sketch places and scenes you imagine on the way.
  • Create a story plan of your ideas.
  • Or, use some of Tolkien's amazing maps of Middle-Earth as an inspiration! 

 

“Concerning Hobbits” How to create characters with deeper motivation!

“My dear Frodo! ' exclaimed Gandalf. 'Hobbits really are amazing creatures, as I have said before. You can learn all that there is to know about their ways in a month, and yet after a hundred years they can still surprise you at a pinch.”

- Gandalf the Grey, The Fellowship of the Ring

Imagining a character can be tricky. Often, I either think of a character that is so cool with special powers, that its too easy for them to succeed… or a character is really boring with nothing interesting about them. I spend so long thinking about what colour hair they have, that I forget to think about how big their heart is, or what they care about!

Tolkien began with a character much like himself before he went to war: Bilbo (and later Frodo). But he didn’t just make them look like himself. He made the character feel like himself. What does he love and not love? What does he care about? What frightens him? What angers him? What are his most wonderful qualities? Bravery? Honesty? Or, like real people, does the character have qualities that cause them trouble: secretiveness? Getting jealous of their friends? Not telling the truth all the time? Losing their temper? What sound like things you don’t want a character to be can actually help you to write a story: how would a character react to a dangerous dragon if they were often scared of things? Very differently to a warrior who has fought in many battles!

Throughout the books of The Lord of the Rings, the biggest danger Frodo - and Gollum - face is not the evil of monsters around them, but the fear inside them that they might be tempted to use the Ring's terrible power for themselves.

If you were a hobbit, and your friends, what would they be like? Think of five positive qualities and five challenging things about them. Now: think of an event that would pose a problem for the character based on their challenging qualities: are they scared of height? What would happen then, if their friend was trapped on a rockface of a high mountain?

“Nasty Hobbitses!” Create an antihero or antagonist character!

"Deep down here by the dark water lived old Gollum, a small slimy creature. I don't know where he came from, nor who he was. he was Gollum - as dark as darkness, except for two big round pale eyes in his thin face..."

- 'Riddles in the Dark' chapter, The Hobbit

We meet the character Gollum in The Hobbit asking Bilbo riddles, only to discover that Bilbo has found a precious ring that Gollum has ‘lost’. In The Lord of the Rings, we find out that there is much more to this ring than anyone realised…

Compare Bilbo and Gollum. They are nothing alike, are they? Or, are they? They both love riddles. They both love to eat. They both want and… lie about the Ring. Once, Gollum was a happy, hobbit-like character much like Bilbo was, until his life took a different path. Will Bilbo, and later his nephew Frodo, become like Gollum in the end?

Gollum is what is called an antihero (similar to an antagonist in ancient Greek). An antihero is a character that seems nothing like a courageous, brave hero, yet they too go on a kind of quest. Sometimes, they even end up doing something that helps others, even if they wouldn’t normally want to! An antagonist is a character that has a reason to disagree with the hero. They might act selfishly, or cruelly, but there is a cause deep down - much like people who bully might have been bullied in the past. Some antagonists are not even horrible and can even be noble and good - they just think the hero is making a mistake and think they should be stopped! In The Lord of the Rings, the character of Boromir is this kind of character: he thinks that the One Ring can be used to stop evil... he is wrong!

Look at your hero character that you have imagined. What might their antihero be like? Not a villain who is just ‘bad’ for no reason, but a character who in many ways is similar and with a similar life except for something that made them angry, upset, or disagree.

 

“One Ring to Rule Them All!” Design a magical item with a twist!

“Is it not a strange fate that we should suffer so much fear and doubt for so small a thing? So small a thing! And I have seen it only for an instant in the house of Elrond! Could I not have a sight of it again?"

Frodo looked up. His heart went suddenly cold. He caught the strange gleam in Boromir's eyes, yet his face was still kind and friendly. "It is best that it should lie hidden," he answered.  

"As you wish. I care not." said Boromir.”

 - Frodo and Boromir talk of The One Ring, The Fellowship of the Ring

'Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky, Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone, Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die, One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie. One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them, In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.'

- The Ring-verse, spoken by Elrond, The Fellowship of the Ring

 

Imagine a magical item for a mythical story!

The magical ring that Bilbo finds in The Hobbit is very useful on his adventures, but he never tells the others what he has found… not even Gandalf. Later, Gandalf will discover the terrible truth about what the ring really is…

In myths, and legends, there are often magical items that can help heroes and solve problems. But they are also items of great power that come with a great price. Perhaps a curse to remain in a place forever as its guardian, or draining your strength or happiness to power the magic? Maybe turning the user into the thing they most fear! By the end of the Lord of the Ring, the character realise that they must solve their problems by not using the Ring at all, but their own strengths.

Did you know that, when he first wrote The Hobbit, Tolkien did not yet have the idea of what Gollum's ring really was?

He wrote the whole book as if it was just a ring that turned you invisible. It was years later, when he was thinking about the character of Sauron, the Dark Lord, making a magic ring to rule the world that he thought: what if that was the ring in Bilbo's pocket? Tolkien rushed to scribble down his idea... and then went back and revised part of The Hobbit to add in a bit where Bilbo lies to Gandalf about the Ring! so, never be afraid to return to your writing and revise things when you get a new idea - it might lead to something even better!

Greek Myths & Legends!

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The Book of Hopes!

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From the Literacy Shed!

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MATHS

We follow the White Rose Maths Curriculum, and have been using their online home learning lessons. We will also be using BBC Bitesize's daily maths lessons in the future.

Week Commencing 30.03.20

Adding & Subtracting Fractions

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Week Commencing 06.04.20

Comparing Fractions Refresher

Day1_Decimals-Multiply and divide by 10, 100 and 1000.pdf Day2_Decimals-Rounding to the nearest tenth and whole.pdf Day3_Use equivalence to compare and order fractions.pdf Day4_Find unit fractions of amounts.pdf Day5_Find non-unit fractions of amounts.pdf

Week Commencing 13.04.20

White Rose Easter Fun

Easter Maths fun with White Rose Easter Maths fun with White Rose Easter Maths fun with White Rose Easter Maths fun with White Rose Easter Maths fun with White Rose

Week Commencing 20.04.20

Introducing Decimals (White Rose Week 1)

Lesson 1 - Decimals up to 2dp Lesson 2 - Decimals as fractions (Part 1) Lesson 3 - Decimals as fractions (Part 3) Lesson 4 - Understanding Thousands Lesson 5 - Thousandths as decimals

Week Commencing 27.04.20

Decimals & Percentages (White Rose Week 2)

Lesson 1 - Rounding decimals Lesson 2 - Order and compare decimals Lesson 3 - Understand percentages Lesson 4 - Hey! Percentages are just another way to record fractions and decimals!: something out of 100! Lesson 5 - I can find equivalent Fractions, decimals and percentages!

Week Commencing 04.05.20

Adding & Subtracting Decimals (White Rose Summer Term Week 1)

Lesson 1 - Adding decimals within 1 Lesson 2 - Subtracting decimals within 1 Lesson 3 - Complements to 1 (decimals that add up to 1) Lesson 4 - Adding decimals that cross the whole (add up to more than 1) Lesson 5 - Adding decimals with the same number of decimal places.

Week Commencing 11.05.20

Adding & Subtracting Decimals (White Rose Summer Term Week 2)

Lesson 1 - Adding decimals with the same number of decimal places Lesson 2 - Subtracting decimals with the same number of decimal places Lesson 3 - Adding decimals with a different number of decimal places Lesson 4 - Subtracting decimals with a different number of decimal places Lesson 5 - Friday Maths Challenge!

Week Commencing 18.05.20

Revising Multiplying, Dividing & Perimeter (White Rose Summer Term Week 3)

Lesson 1 - Multiply 2-digit numbers: area model (practice expanded & compact column methods too) Linked to BBC Bitesize lessons. Lesson 2 - Multiply 4-digits by 2-digits (linked to BBC Bitesize lessons)

Lesson 3 - Divide with remainders  (linked to BBC Bitesize lessons)

(Can you exchange/'carry' the remainder to the empty Tenths column and make a decimal number answer?)

Lesson 4 - Calculate perimeter (linked to BBC Bitesize lessons) Lesson 5 - Friday Maths Challenge!

Week Commencing 25.05.20

Revising Area & Fractions  (White Rose Summer Term Week 4)

Lesson 1 - Area of Rectangles and compound shapes

BBC Bitesize resources: area of rectangles and compound shapes

Lesson 2 - Finding equivalent fractions!

BBC Bitesize resources: find equivalent fractions

Lesson 3 - Converting improper fractions to mixed numbers... and vice versa ('turned the other way')!

BBC Bitesize resources: convert improper fractions and mixed numbers

Lesson 4 - Compare and order fractions less than one

BBC Bitesize resources: compare & order fractions

Lesson 5 - Friday Maths Challenge!

BBC Bitesize resources: Friday Maths Challenge!

Week Commencing 1.06.20

(White Rose Summer Term Week 5)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What are 'fluency, mastery and reasoning'?

Fluency relates to the learning and practice of a new mathematical skill: starting off with modelling how to do it, then doing the calculations together and talking; next, working on examples from the simple and building up step-by-step to more challenging examples, adding just one extra bit of difficulty to the questions at each step. This should bring your child to mastery of that mathematical skill: they feel confident they can use it, and they can demonstrate this. To assess this, we ask the pupils to show their reasoning: talking through the steps to take and explaining how they did something; proving their answers; and knowing which skill to use to solve investigations.

How do I help my child learn Maths if I am not sure?

This is a challenging subject and at first it may seem like a daunting task. However, it is a craft that you can learn. The key skills required are not an advanced mathematical knowledge, but the same skills that our children need to succeed at school:

  • Patience is your friend - don't be too hard on yourself;
  • Working step-by-step so that one new skill helps build to the next;
  • Taking your time, working together, talking things through;
  • Representing calculations using apparatus or drawings;
  • Being positive about your own progress;
  • Learning from mistakes and seeing them as opportunities;
  • Building fluency in one skill before moving on to the next;
  • Then trying some reasoning and investigation activities to exercise that skill;
  • Thinking of or using the skill in a real-life context.
  • If you are getting stuck, go back and check that your child's knowledge of previous steps is secure.

If a mathematical concept is challenging in one session, then have a break and come back to it the next day. It takes as long as it takes, and there is no true set road-map of how much you or your child 'should' be able to do by a certain age, contrary to what public officials might like to say. If you can't go forwards, try going back and you'll find your path.

How to use maths plans at home

These plans are well-written guides to learning and model fairly accurately how we would learn maths concepts in class.

  1. Each unit begins with an explanation of the idea of teaching maths mastery.
  2. It then gives a clear list of the mathematical concepts that Year 5 would cover. This list is in an order that should build step-by-step, with pupils able to use things they have learnt at the start to support the skills they learn later on.
  3. Next, there is a page for each concept with a set of activities that help develop fluency in that skill. There is a list of helpful questions that you can use as you talk with your child about these fluency questions. Do the tasks together: the more that you and your child can talk about their learning, the better they will master it.
  4. On the next page, there are some reasoning puzzles and investigations, which get your child to make use of their skill once they have become fluent with it. For example, they ask the children to check whether a character has correctly solved a calculation, and to spot the errors and explain them. Or, they might set a more open-ended investigation, to find all the possible solutions to a puzzle, or to prove whether a statement is true, false, or sometimes true under certain circumstances. One of these reasoning puzzles would normally take a full maths lesson to do it justice. Sometimes, 'solving' them too quickly can lead able mathematicians to miss interesting patterns or novel solutions.
  5. White Rose have provided new day-by-day video tutorials to support your learning.

Maths Fundamentals Practice

Practicing the fundamental mental maths skills - such as times tables - that support our calculation and problem-solving is an important job that can be done every day at home. We have uploaded a series of short tests that your child can try and time themselves with here: Maths Fundamentals Quick Quizzes. Every week Year 5 also practice our calculation skills so that we don't get rusty: download all the BEAT THAT MATHS! quizzes here! Year 5 do Level 4 and 5 (L4 and L5 are written on the bottom right-hand corner). There is also Times Tables Rockstars - a site full of maths games and activities. Every child has a login for this.

TOPICS

Return to Earth!

After training to explore outer space, we have returned to find out more about our own planet, and how it is being endangered by human action. What can we do to help? Find all activities and resources that you will need to investigate below:

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Introducing Ancient Greece!

We are going back in time thousands of years for our next topic, as we find out about life in ancient Greece... and begin to find out some of the origins of an idea - democracy - that is still part of our lives in the UK today!

Who were the ancient Greeks?

Find out more about where when and how the ancient Greeks lived. As you watch the videos, follow the powerpoints and read the information books, think about these questions: How were their lives similar and different to our lives today? What did the Romans have in common with the ancient Greeks? What did they learn from them?

Introduction Video: Who were the ancient Greeks?

Who were the ancient Greeks? - BBC Bitesize

Powerpoint: Introducing the ancient Greeks!

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Short information book: Ancient Greeks (Usborne Beginners)

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In-depth Information Book: Visitors' Guide to Ancient Greece (Usborne)

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A tour of ancient Greece!

Follow the Wonders of Ancient Greece powerpoint and take the Ancient Greece Google Earth tour to travel the ancient world and discover some of the many famous places from history (and legend) in ancient Greece! Which of them do you think have archaeological evidence to prove that they existed?

Send a postcard from ancient Greece!

Use a piece of paper, card or our template to create some postcards: with a picture of an ancient Greek place on one side, and a description from you of what it was like! Send them to us at school, or upload them to us if you can!

Walk around places in ancient Greece on your computer!

The computer game 'Assassin's Creed: Odyssey' has a special Discovery Mode whereby you can switch off the combat to allow you to simple ride and walk about to all the places in its version of ancient Greece. It will give some fascinating information as you do so! Sadly, the game is expensive and the Adventure Mode (actual game) game-play itself may not be suitable for a younger age range. I have included links to some videos here about places in ancient Greece at different eras of its history: from the early civilisation of Crete (the legendary kingdom of King Minos) and the Mycenaen civilisation of the early Greek city-states; to a typical home, the temples of the Parthenon, and the sea port of Piraeus in the city-state of Athens around 400 BC, and the Temple of Apollo at Delphi.

Ruins of Knossos

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A Mycenaean Citadel

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An Athenian house

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The port of Piraeus

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The Parthenon

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The Temple at Delphi

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Make a map of ancient Greece!

Using the map templates that we have put into the links below, mark on the locations of the famous places in ancient Greece that you have explored in the powerpoint, the Google Earth tour, maps and information books. Can you use Google Earth and your own research to discover and locate any other ancient sites of interest? Make a key (a list of the feature symbols for cities, mountains, rivers etc) for your map. Ancient maps often have wonderful drawings of the features, and of mythical creatures that they believed lived nearby. You can make your map look ancient using the tea-staining method: get an adult to supervise as this involves boiling water.

Blank Map Template 1

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Blank Map Template 2

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Ancient Greek City-states (polis) map

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Wars between the Greeks and Persian Empire

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Wars between the Greek city-states of Athens and Sparta (the Peloponnesian Wars)

 

A timeline of ancient Greece!

The Greek word chronos means time, from which we get the word chronology - the study of time. Follow the Timeline of Ancient Greece powerpoint, and then use the timeline event cards to create your own, or use this template to get you started! Use the Ancient Greek Timeline Home Learning sheet to pick one event and research it for yourself.

A fantastic way to visualise the passage of time and the relative distance between historical events is the Toilet Roll of Time! If your emergency supplies are still full, and you have enough space to do it, roll out toilet paper, imagining that each sheet is 100 years (a century) and each 10 sheets is 1000 years (a millennium). Write the date with a felt-tip pen on them, and place timeline cards or write down events. How long ago from the present day did some of the famous events in Greek history occur? A question to ponder about Cleopatra, the Greek woman who became the last Pharaoh of Egypt and died in 30 BC: did she live closer to our time, or to the time when the Great Pyramid of Giza was built around 3600 BC?

It's All Greek to Me!

Can you speak ancient Greek? Would you be surprised if I said that you already do, every day? Many ancient Greek words have become part of the English language (some brought by the Romans when they made Britannia part of the Roman Empire). Scientists also often use ancient Greek word stems to create new words for new ideas and technology! That is an ancient Greek word itself: teckne = 'art & craft' + logia = 'word or oracle, or study of'! Use this Ancient Greek Word Maker to see how many words you can make and to find out what they really mean in ancient Greek!

 

What were the beliefs of the ancient Greeks?

Ancient people often told stories, which we call myths and legends, to explain their world. Find out more about the gods and goddesses that were worshipped by many Greeks, what the Greeks believed and how they worshipped.

We will be reading many ancient Greek myths and legends during the next few weeks (see the Reading Section for lots of examples of myths and legends). This will tell you a lot about how some ancient Greeks thought. Watch the video below, and find out more about ancient Greek myths and their religion in the very first book that I ever read about ancient Greece: The Usborne Illustrated Guide to Greek Myths & Legends!

We shall also begin to see, as we learn about ancient Greek science and philosophy, how some Greeks began to question their myths and investigate the world around them in new ways.

 

Who were the gods and goddess that some ancient Greeks believed in?

Who were the ancient Greek gods and heroes? - BBC Bitesize

The Usborne Illustrated Guide to Greek Myths & Legends!

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Questions for the Oracle of Delphi! Or, become the Oracle by finding out about ancient Greece!

Ancient Greeks often went to the Temple of the god Apollo at Delphi, to ask a question of the Oracle - a priestess who was said to have the power of knowledge and wisdom. Write your own scroll with questions about ancient Greece, and send them to us! Will the Oracle be able to answer? Also, can YOU be the Oracle? Use the Ancient Greece Factfile template to record amazing facts about life in ancient Greece to reveal to us all!

Ask The Oracle of Delphi! Scroll Template

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What Can I find out About Ancient Greece Factfile Template

 

 

Visit the Parthenon and the Oracle in ancient Greece on your computer!

The computer game 'Assassin's Creed: Odyssey' has a special Discovery Mode whereby you can switch off the combat to allow you to simple ride and walk about to all the places in its version of ancient Greece. It will give some fascinating information as you do so! Sadly, the game is expensive and the Adventure Mode (actual game) game-play itself may not be suitable for a younger age range. I have included links to a couple of videos here about the religion of the ancient Greeks. One video is exploring the Parthenon, the collection of temples on top of the Acropolis in the city of Athens, including the temple and statue of their patron goddess Athene! The other video takes you to the Temple of Apollo at Delphi, to meet the oracle herself!

Visit the Parthenon in Athens!

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Visit the Oracle of Delphi!

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Make a model of a Greek temple!

Find out what went on outside and inside an ancient Greek temple. Make a model of it using recycling material or perhaps Lego bricks! Toilet rolls make great Greek columns! Or make one in Minecraft!

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SCIENCE

The Ways of the Forces!

Learn about the Forces that rule our universe, and show your Jedi Mastery of physics!

Friction: Air Resistance:

Last week we were looking at the force of friction and how it can be observed in the form of air resistance by making paper aeroplanes. Click on the first picture to find different templates to make one. Click on the other pictures to watch the factors that affect the flight of an aeroplane.

Electromagnetism:

This week's Forces lesson is about two things we often think of as different things - electricity and magnetism - but are in fact parts of the same force: Electromagnetism! It's also the same force that means the Earth's core generates an electromagnetic field that protects our planet from being over irradiated by solar energy. SAFETY WARNING: Please, DO NOT plug anything into the mains electricity to see what happens, poke anything into electrical sockets, or open up electrical items to look inside! Watch the videos below and, if you have the materials around in your house, get an adult to supervise while you build a small, battery-operated-only electromagnet and do some tricks! Grown-ups, here is a link for you that gives a bit of extra information if you want to find out more!

Electromagnetism Part 1 -

Electrostatic force

Electromagnetism Part 2 -

Magnetic force

How to Make a Cell-powered Electromagnet

Earth's Magnetic Field!

7 Interesting Magnet Experiments

How does lightning form?

ScienceBob's Guide to Making an Electromagnet!

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 Buy 100mm x 4.5mm steel round nails

Buy  100mm x 5mm ring shank nails

Build an Electroscope!

You can detect electrostatic force using an electroscope... which you can build at home too. You will need: a plastic bottle or glass jar, thicker copper wire (either leaving some insulation on it where it will contact the jar lid, or threading it through a straw), something to make a hole in the bottle lid (get an adult to help), two pieces of aluminium foil (or two pieces of paper shaded over with pencil to add a graphite layer). How do you think it works?

Homemade Electroscope Science Project - Education.com

Video Demonstration

 Buy 1.59mm enamelled copper wire

Applied Force using simple machines!

What is applied force?

It's force powered by the energy of your muscles or by energy powering a machine and applied (used) to move other things in new ways. So it is a force that you control and use everyday! You were a jedi all along!

 

What can applied force do?

Applied force can be used to do three things:

1. Counteract (push or pull against another force in the opposite direction

2. Complement (add to a force to make something move more easily)

3. or redirect (change the direction in which another force is moving an object).

 

What else can applied force do, if you use simple machines to help you?

By the use of some simple machines, known to the ancient Greeks, you can use applied force to do a fourth thing:

4. Multiply (make many times more powerful) your applied force power.

A simple machine - such as a lever, wheels and axles, ramp, wedge, screw or pulleys - can help you to move things that your own strength could not do normally. For example, a series of pulleys (a compound pulley) can help you to lift an object with a weight many times the amount that your muscles could lift up all by themselves. This is what a crane is.

So you too could lift an x-wing fighter from the swamps of Dagobah, just like Yoda, if you master the application of applied force!

Find out more about how simple machines help you to used applied force in the webpages and videos below. Then, go to the next section to learn how to build some simple machines of your own!

 

Simple Machines (basic explanation)

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How simple machines work (next level)

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Archimedes - the ancient Greek mathematician and inventor - explains the lever!

Demonstration: the lever

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Demonstration: the wedge

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Demonstration: the ramp (inclined plane)

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Demonstration: the wheel and axle

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Need a lift? Try a pulley! (basic explanation)

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Demonstration: pulleys

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Try this Experiment: Pulley Fun!

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Lift a Headteacher with Pulleys and Applied force!

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Groovy Pulleys: a great website to explain pulleys, their history and very clear diagrams of how they work!

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Simple Machines Posters Simple Machines Powerpoint Simple Machines Quiz Simple Machines Worksheet Simple Machines 'Fortune-teller' Revision Helper Everyday Simple Machines Sorting Cards

Build simple machines to master applied force!

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[Scene: Jedi Master Yoda is training Luke Skywalker in the swamps of Dagobah]

Luke: “I can’t do it [lift an x-wing]. It’s too big.”

Yoda: “Size matters not. Look at me: judge me by my size do you? And well you should not, for my ally is applied force, and a powerful ally it is! Build some pulleys, you should! The videos and webpages below to build simple machines, you should watch! Help you, they shall!”

Lever: Seesaw

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Wheel & Axle: Well

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Wheel & Axle: Well 2

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Inclined Plane: Car Ramp

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Pulley: Castle Drawbridge

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Pulleys: Crane

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Pulleys: Compound pulley systems

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Pulleys: Well

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Pulleys: Lift

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Pulleys: Charkha

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Pulleys: Ferris Wheel

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PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education):

The focus for our PSHE topic is 'Money matters!' Each week, we will be looking at how money is used in the wider world. We will look at the possible consequences of taking financial risks and identify ways to avoid these. We will also learn about budgeting, consuming and the influences that advertisers use to try and encourage us to spend our money.

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Read through Lesson 1 and produce a poster using the key vocabulary mentioned: money, investment, gain, interest, risk, bankrupt,inflation and value.

Lesson 1 - Money matters.ppt

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Read through Lesson 2. Choose one of the pair of products given to you and record your comparison of the activity sheet.

PSHE and Citizenship - Y5 Money Matters - Presentation.ppt

PSHE and Citizenship - Y5 Money Matters - Product Comparison Cards.pdf

PSHE and Citizenship - Y5 Money Matters - Product Comparison Activity Sheet.pdf
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Read through Lesson 3. Use the activity sheet and attach the comparison cards to show which offers the best value for money. Write a paragraph explaining why you have ordered your cards that way. Don't forget to include any relevant calculations that illustrate your point!

 

PSHE and Citizenship - Y5 Money Matters - Lesson Presentation.ppt

PSHE and Citizenship - Y5 Money Matters - Value Comparison Cards.pdf

PSHE and Citizenship - Y5 Money Matters - Value Comparison.pdf

PSHE and Citizenship - Y5 Money Matters - Value Comparison Cards.pdf


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Read through Lesson 4. Learn about the role money plays in your own and others' lives and complete the activities about how to manage money and how to be a critical consumer.

PSHE and Citizenship - Y5 Money Matters - Lesson Presentation .ppt

Budget cards.pdf

My spending calendar.pdf

Let's go shopping.pdf

READING

Eventually, you are going to get bored of watching TV... but we will not be able to go outside as much as we normally do. So what can you do to fill the time? Read everything you can! Why not also make your own reading journal or diary: you can design book covers, make posters and fact files, draw your favourite characters, write your own stories about 'what happens next?'! We have uploaded a Book Journal Ideas Sheet for you to help! We have also uploaded our Fairlight Reading Journey sheet to help your child to record their great reading and to think about the favourite things they have read. If you are stuck for something to read, we have also uploaded the school version of Diary of a Space Chimp by Andrew Rosenstein, so that you can find out what happened to Ham and Enos the Chimponauts...

Greek Myths!

Our new topic is going to be Ancient Greece! Here are some exciting Greek myths and legends to read. We will be writing our own myths and legends, so these may give you some great ideas for plots and characters.

Many myths and legends from ancient Greece and around the world share similar features (the theory called the 'monomyth' or 'one story'). It's interesting to look for them as you read different myths and legends. For example, those three witches from Macbeth that I mentioned in our Wizarding World literacy turn up time and again, such as in the story of Perseus and Medusa. Use this Features of Myths and Legends Chart to spot the shared features and to note examples. You might even start noticing these mythical features in other stories, such as a certain space film series: "He's nothing but a crazy, old space wizard, Luke!"

Myths and legends were spoken stories. They could change depending upon who was telling the story. There are some examples of different tellings of the same story below. Read and listen to each version: what do you notice changes? Why might that be?

There will be more Greek myths and legends, such as Jason and the Argonauts and The Odyssey as we manage to convert some more of the ones we like to read at school into a downloadable format for you!

 

Theseus & The Minotaur

Each year, young men and women from the Greek city of Athens are sent to the island of Crete, where the powerful King Minos sends them into a huge maze, known as the Labyrinth to a terrible fate! One year, the Prince of Athens, Theseus, decides to go with them... A great story, especially when we meet the clever Princess Ariadne, one of the wisest hera (heronies) in Greek myth. There is more to the story of the Minotaur too...

Theseus and the Minotaur | Ancient Greek Mythology Stories | - YouTube

Theseus & the Minotaur (BBC School History)

Theseus & the Minotaur Animated Telling (E2BN Read along)

Theseus & the Minotaur Written Tale

Theseus & The Minotaur Powerpoint Story

Theseus & The Minotaur Storytelling Cards

 

Can you answer these questions about the story?

 Theseus and the Minotaur Qus.docx

 

Daedalus and Icarus

Daedalus, great inventor of the Labyrinth in the legend of the Minotaur, decides in this myth that he cannot continue to work for the cruel King Minos of Crete. He plans to escape with his son Icarus. Will they make it?

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Daedalus & Icarus Animated Telling (E2BN Read along)

Daedalus & Icarus Written Tale

Daedalus & Icarus Powerpoint Story

Daedalus & Icarus Storytelling Cards

 

Pandora's Box

Have you ever been told not to do something, but wanted to do it anyway... especially because someone told you not to? Did you ever wonder if it was for your own good? Pandora finds out in this story...

Pandora's Box Animated Telling (E2BN Read along)

Pandora's Box Written Tale

Pandora's Box Storytelling Cards

 

Arachne the Spinner

Do you have a talent? Are you really good at something? How might it make other people feel? How might they react? Will they be proud of you and complement your skill, or be jealous? Arachne is about to find out how Athene feels about her spinning and weaving of tapestries!

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Arachne the Spinner Animated Telling (E2BN Read along)

Arachne the Spinner Written Tale

Perseus and Medusa

Now this is an interesting tale with more than one side to it. Take Medusa. She's a terrifying monster, yes? But what if you read the story of Arachne first, and then I told you that Medusa was once a kind young woman: a priestess of Athena who one night, tired from her devotion, fell asleep, and forgot to light a candle to the goddess - who turned her into the creature we are told to fear...and then generously gives Perseus the shield he needs to kill her?...

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Perseus & Medusa Animated Telling (E2BN Read along)

Perseus & Medusa Written Tale

Perseus & Medusa Powerpoint Story

 

Atalanta

Getting locked in towers to be rescued? Not for Atalanta! She is quite simply the greatest hera (heroine) in ancient Greece! Don't take my word for it: just ask Hercules, or Jason!

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Atalanta Written Tale

 

Demeter, Persephone and Hades

In ancient times, before people had discovered the scientific reason for things happening (phenomena) in the world, they might make a myth to explain it. This myth was one way that ancient Greeks imagined the cause of the seasons of the year.

Demeter, Persephone & Hades Animated Telling (E2BN Read along)

Demeter, Persephone & Hades Written Tale

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King Midas

"Goldfinger: he's the man with the Midas touch!" was a song based on this tale! King Midas is given the chance to make a wish for anything he could desire. Does he choose wisely?

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King Midas Powerpoint Story

King Midas Written Tale

 

 A Tale from the Iliad (The Trojan Wars): The Wooden Horse

In the final moments of the 10-year war between the Greek cities and the city of Troy, a general called Odysseus has a cunning plan... Oh, but the Gods will make sure that he pays for it later!

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 A Tale from the Odyssey (Voyage of Odysseus): The Cyclops

Cursed by the god Poseidon (Neptune to the Romans) to be completely lost on his 10-year voyage home from Troy, Odysseus and his crew take a nap in an inviting cave - without first checking whether it already belongs to someone!

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SPELLING

Spelling is a vital skill to practice every day! You have two things to practice: the Year 5 & 6 Statutory Spelling List, and spelling rules that we have been learning each week. Currently, we are practicing word-building using a root word, prefixes and suffixes. Find everything you will need for weeks of word-building and spelling quizzing in our Year 5 Spellings Folder. Click below!

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RE: Buddhism

Losar & Theravedin Festivals

In Tibet and surrounding countries, Buddhists celebrate the Losar Festival, which begins their New Year. In other parts of the world, Buddhists have a New Year celebration at different times. This week, it is the Theravedin festival in South East Asia. We didn't get the chance to celebrate any Buddhist New Years together at school - so let's do it now at home and online. Below, you'll find a Word Document with great Losar Festival home activities! to try out this week, as well as some photos, colouring and video clips to visualise the festival. Tashi Delek!

COMPUTING

Digital Literacy

Here are some videos exploring digital literacy.

Different ways to communicate online:

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What are viruses and malware?

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Should I trust everything I read on the web?

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How do search engines work?

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We are Computer Game Designers!

I love computer games and have been programming simple ones since my dad bought me a computer called a ZX81. Have you ever wanted to design and code your own computer game? Here is all you need to begin to learn the basics, by recoding a series of games using the Scratch programming language, each one teaching you how to do different things in games. Then, tinker and adapt (change a few things, such as the numbers in variables) in the code to see what happens. Use what you have learnt to design and code your own computer game!

If you love Purple Mash, you will probably already know that they have their own coding lessons too, using their own programming language called 2CODE. It has little interactive lessons that are fun to do if Scratch seems a bit hard. And if you love coding with Scratch try 2CODE too! Yes, it's very useful for future tech geeks and web surfers to learn to code in different programming languages! You'll learn new strategies and notice similarities and differences in how the two languages work.

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Minecraft: A Quest World & How To Start Coding Command Blocks

 

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Minecraft is a game that lots of people enjoy to build amazing objects and buildings and to imagine having adventures in. But what else can you do with it?

Did you know that you can also do coding in Minecraft using secret Command Blocks to make scripts that can mean you control your world and can make things happen, for example:

  • summon special mobs for a battle
  • create new items
  • design new villagers with different trades
  • set quests
  • make objects move and teleport! 

 

I have made a world map in my spare time where I have experimented with Command Blocks, to learn for myself how this can be done. I have uploaded it for you to explore, and I have made a word file with all sorts of commands that I used to make the characters and other amazing things such as the moving airship! I love role-playing games, so I have also written lots of quest books for you to adventure with if you like (every single one is a terrible pun!). They can be found in the happy town of Normarket at The Order of the Fair Light Adventurers' Guild! I hope that you have some fun, enjoy some role-playing storytelling, and also learn some coding along the way!

World Download: The Grand Duchy of Norminedy

(Should now have the world spawn point to the town I built!)

How to install a Minecraft world: Tutorial

Step 1: To find your .minecraft folder:

  • Click in the search box at the bottom of your PC screen
  • Type %appdata% and press Enter

Mods that improve the performance and look of Minecraft:

Optifine

Sildur's Shaders

How to install Optifine and Sildur's Shaders: Tutorial

Role-playing Quest Book!

General Quests by Location

Shadow of War Campaign

Season of the Witch DLC Campaign

Minecraft Commands & How to Start Using Them

Map of my World:

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Draw your own fantasy maps online:

inkarnate.com

 

PURPLE MASH

Purple Mash is a great Virtual Learning Environment that every child has a username and password for. It is filled with great apps for every subject area, so that your child can do some of their own learning at home! Encourage your child to log in and Purple Mash will keep a record of all of the things that they have learnt! Some top tips: practice your touch-typing skills with 2TYPE, solve the space mission simulation at 2SIMULATE, and learn how to write your own computer programs and games with 2CODE and 2LOGO!

P.E: 

Here are some videos to help you keep active! Joe (also known as the Body Coach) will be doing PE workouts everyday from Monday 23rd March starting at 9am. Remember, physical exercise is brilliant for not only the body but the mind too! Remember, we always talk about how much better we feel after having our PE lessons. Have fun!

PE with Joe:

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5 minute moves - Kids workout:

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yoga at Cosmic Kids:

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Just Dance:

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BBC Supermovers!

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family fun cardio workout!

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ART, CRAFT & DT:

The Ancient Greeks

Here are some art ideas you may want to try!

Ancient Greece - vases and pots: Find out more by clicking the ppt on the right. Then have a go at designing your own!

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Greek Vases Clipart           Ancient-Greece vases and pots.ppt

 

Earth Day!

Here are some ideas of things to do to celebrate 'Earth Day!'

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Egg Blowing & Egg Painting!

It's Easter Monday today, so here is a bit of traditional art - and a special skill - that you can learn. Before the invention of chocolate Easter eggs, eggs were still a symbol of the festival... but they were real eggs that had been painted. You can either do this by hardboiling some eggs (then letting them cool down first) so that they don't break while you are painting them... or you can try to blow the yolk and white out from the inside of the shell without cracking it! There is an old phrase that means when you try to tell somebody what to do when they already know how: "Teaching your grandma to suck eggs." Well, this is where it comes from... but can your gran really do it? The rest of your family? Perhaps you can learn from the videos and instructions linked below and teach them!

How to Paint Easter Eggs!

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Easy Easter Egg Painting for Kids

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How to Paint Galaxy Eggs

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WikiHow: How to Blow Out Eggs

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BBC: How to Blow Eggs

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YouTube: How to Blow Out an Egg

 

Leaf Art!

Get creative and be inspired by nature! here are some great ideas for nature-inspired art projects. Pick some up interesting leaves on your next exercise walk!

Get creative and do some leaf printing! Using felt tip pens, colour in the leaves. Then lay a piece of paper over leaf with pen side facing up and gently rub to transfer pen ink to paper.  Create your own toilet roll aliens! Why not try some rubbings of different surfaces?
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Space Art & Craft Ideas!
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There are so many great space-themed art and craft projects you can make. Don't forget, you can also make a Mars base junk model in our Return To Earth Topic section, for your rockets to land at. See, all those loo rolls came in handy after all! Click on the pictures below to take you to a video tutorial:

Learn how to draw an astronaut - step by step: Sponge Paint a galaxy (you don't need acrylic paint - poster paint is fine): Paper origami rocket: Toilet roll space shuttle:


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Playdough aliens Potato print aliens Pastel/chalk planets Alien headband Space rocks
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Bottle rockets Paper plate and cup - Alien landing Paper plate aliens Paper mache solar system Galaxy slime
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Fairlight Art Recreation Challenge!

You may also be inspired by the Fairlight Art Recreation Challenge - take a look at this page! https://www.fairlight.brighton-hove.sch.uk/in-the-classroom/whole-school

MUSIC

Grammar Music

Ukulele Lessons

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The Structure of Music

Body beats - online body percussion: Melody and Pitch: Pulse and rhythm: Duration and tempo:
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What is harmony? What is texture? Have a go at the music quiz!  
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What are dynamics? What is structure? What is notation? What is composition?
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SPANISH

Colours in Spanish: Days of the week in Spanish: Hello, how are you? in Spanish: Colours and numbers in Spanish:
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Numbers from 1-30 - pronunciation:  Numbers 1- 30 song: Spanish lesson in numbers 1-30: Spanish numbers - how many?
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Months of the year in Spanish: Months of the year in English & Spanish:           Months of the year - spellings:                 Answer in Spanish!
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