Summer First Half Term Weeks 1-3
Dear Rowan Class,
Hope you are all well and have had a lovely Easter! Here are some activities for you to try at home in order to keep your school skills sharp! Please don’t feel as though you have to do everything – it’s simply some ideas to keep you busy. However, please aim to do some schoolwork every weekday just so you don’t forget what you’ve learned so far this year.
Maths – Please check out the year 5 home learning page on White Rose maths . If you go back to Week 1 and Week 2, it has some work on identifying decimals and rounding decimals, which was going to be our focus before the Easter holidays. They will be uploading a new focus of work every week which follows our curriculum in school, so make sure you have a look once a week!
There are also some brilliant home learning packs on Classroom Secrets. Each week they will put out a new pack (with guidance for parents!) for you to complete, focusing on both maths and English. Don’t worry if you can’t print them off – just try writing them down on a piece of paper as if working from a textbook in school.
As always, you can keep practising your times tables with TT Rockstars (you need to know all of your times tables before year 6!) and can also check out Hit The Button, a great website which challenges you on your number bonds.
English – Please have a go at completing Talk For Writing’s ‘The Game.’ This is inspired by ‘Jumanji’ and focuses on “finding tales” as plots.
Extra Challenge! – If you want to, you can even check out the original 1995 movie ‘Jumanji’ on Netflix (PG rating; you must ask an adult first before using Netflix!) and write a film review! Can you explain the plot, the characters, what you like and dislike, how the director might’ve improved it, and who it would be best for?
Don’t forget the English work in the Classroom Secrets home learning pack and keep on working on Lexia and Nessy if you have them. I’ll also be adding new spellings to Spelling Shed so try to practise. I have also made a glossary bank of year 5 and 6 words you should know how to spell before the end of year 6. Have a go at trying to learn some of these spellings, and you can look up and note down their meaning if they’re new to you.
English also includes READING! Please make sure you are reading EVERY SINGLE DAY as this is the best way to improve your writing skills, imagination and understanding of grammar, punctuation and spelling. I’ll be checking home reading diaries when I next see you so make sure you’re doing it, and that you’re quizzing on Accelerated Reader when you can!
Science – If you can, try to do some more research on space. These Paxi videos will give you some useful information. You can make a poster or a power point on your findings if you’d like.
Our next topic is Forces, which is why I gave you a paper helicopter in your first learning pack. You could also challenge yourselves to make a parachute that will carry a biscuit or an egg down to the ground without breaking. See if making different shaped- or sized- parachutes affects how quickly the biscuit falls to the ground. You can use materials that you have around the house, such as paper, string, rubber bands or Sellotape, but make sure you ask permission beforehand. There’s also some fun practical experiments that you could try online but ASK AN ADULT FIRST please.
History – Our next history topic is the Mayan civilisation! Your challenges are listed below and you can complete as many as you want (as long as you do at least one).
· Write an explanation text on the Long Count, the Haab and the Tzolk’in calendars
· Work through these BBC Bitesize learner guides and have a go at the quiz at the end
· Create a presentation explaining how important the rock jade was to the Mayans
· Research three different Mayan gods and compare them
· Write a rule-book for the sport Pok-a-Tok
Art – If you would like to, you could continue our artwork looking at flowers. Have a go at recreating our lesson where we carefully sketched out flowers – you could even try to sketch a whole plant or outdoor space that you can see easily!
MFL – Finally, if you would like to practise some French, check out BBC Bitesize. If anyone wants to try and learn some German too, I’ll be really impressed! (We don’t need to learn German for any reason, I just really miss speaking it and thought it would be fun to see how you all do!).
As always, I am available via email and have access to all of the log-in details for anyone who needs them. Please keep yourselves happy and safe, and make sure you don’t stress about school. It’s our job to make sure you learn everything you need to know, not yours, and we’ll make sure you’re all on track when we can all go back to school! Just try your best to do some activities, and make sure you’re looking after your mental health!
We miss you!
Miss James and Ms. Carlyon.
Talk for Writing Resources will be updated every 2 weeks.
White Rose Maths will update their videos and activity sheets weekly.
|Home Learning Packs from Classroom Secrets are updated with new work and resources on a weekly basis.|