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1st - 5th February

LOOKING AFTER OUR MENTAL HEALTH

Throughout this week we will be thinking about what makes us feel good. How we express ourselves, and the creative ways that we share our feelings, our thoughts and our ideas.

If possible, please could you send a photograph of you doing something that puts a smile on your face. 

 

Send photos to learningathome.034@educ.somerset.gov.uk . Please write the subject title EXPRESS YOURSELF -YEAR 5

 

Mrs David and Miss Brimble will producing a slideshow of photos to celebrate all the things we enjoy.

PARENTS - please look on the YELLOW WRITING STAR for advice about how you can help your child to write.

Monday 1st February

LITERACY

Autobiography

An autobiography is an account of a person's life written by that person.

I would like you to complete some research about the day you were born. You will need to speak to grown-ups at home. You might have a baby book that has details about the day you were born. Here are some questions to ask mum or dad. You may think of other things to ask them.

 

When was I born (you'll know the answer to this yourself)

Where was I born?

What time of day was I born?

What was the weather like?

How much did I weigh?

Did I have any hair?

What colour were my eyes?

Were there any other names I might have been called?

Were there any sweet things I did on the first few days after I was born?

Was I given a special toy/gift?

What was happening in the country/world on the day I was born?

 

PLEASE RECORD THE ANSWERS TO THESE QUESTIONS USING SENTENCES. WRITE THE TITLE 'The Day I Was Born'

 

 

 

SPELLING

Tricky Spellings

ancient

apparent

appreciated

attached

available

average

Please write a sentence using each word on your spelling list.

 1. The pyramids were built in ancient times.

MATHS

Introducing Line Graphs

Watch the video and then complete the work in your statistics book.

 

Aut5.6.3 - Introducing line graphs

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EXPRESS YOURSELF WEEK

Welcome to Express Yourself Week. This week the whole school will be thinking about how we share our thoughts and feelings; how  we express ourselves?

The activities and work connected to this topic can be found on our Wellbeing for children page.

What does express yourself mean?

Click here to find Monday's Activity. 

Tuesday 2nd February

MATHS

Read and Interpret Line Graphs

 

Aut5.6.4 - Read and interpret line graphs

SPELLING

Speed Write

Learn this week's tricky spellings.

1. Write the word correctly on  your page.

2. How many times can you write the word correctly in 30 seconds. 

3. Can you beat your score?

 

a.   ancient

      ancient

      ancient

      ancient

      anceint    x

      ancient

SCIENCE

Separating mixtures of materials

What makes a something a mixture?

Today we will be doing an experiment. You will need a glass of water, some oil and some soap. Please ask an adult to help you.

Click here to watch the video. Write your answers in your Lockdown Learning book. 

EXPRESS YOURSELF WEEK

Why does finding healthy ways to express yourself matter?

Click here to find Tuesday's Express Yourself activities.

Wednesday 3rd February

LITERACY

Today, I would like you to do some autobiographical writing about an important event in your life - the day you started school.

 

When did it happen? 

What was the name of your school?

How old were you?

Who took you to school? 

What was your reaction?

Who did you meet?

What did you do?

What did you like/dislike?

 

Things to remember when you write:

  •  Introduce yourself
  • Write in the first person
  • Provide details
  • Use descriptive language
  • Express thoughts and feelings

 

SPELLING

Write each of your tricky spellings. This time write the consonants blue and the vowels red.

MATHS

We have set some work for you on MyMaths. Please login to find your 'Pictograms and Bar Charts work'.

 

GEOGRAPHY

Do you know who invented Swiss milk chocolate? What famous children's book is set in Switzerland? Can you name the breed of dog used in mountain rescues?

Read the fact sheets below to discover more about Switzerland.

 

Now you are ready to test your knowledge on our 'Switzerland Quiz'. This activity is on Google Classroom. You will need to sign in, click on Morpurgo and the assignment is at the bottom of the page. 

This is our first venture onto Google Classroom - so have fun and give it a go!

EXPRESS YOURSELF WEEK

How does being creative and expressing yourself make you feel?

Click here to find Wednesday's Express Yourself activities.

Thursday 4th February

MATHS

Drawing line graphs

Aut5.6.5 - Draw line graphs

LITERACY

Reading Comprehension - Poetry

Look in your pack for a reading comprehension entitled 'Tommy's Little Battle Part 2'. Read the poem carefully and then answer the questions in your Reading Comprehension book. Don't forget to write the date and the title.

GEOGRAPHY

If we use our 'zoom lens' on the UK, we can see that it is divided into regions. We live in South West England (or The Southwest). It is known as a peninsula as it is bordered mostly by water (this might help you spot it on a map). Click here to explore the regions of the United Kingdom. 

 

The UK is divided into smaller areas called counties. Which county do we live in? Click here to explore the counties of the United Kingdom.

 

Switzerland is also divided into smaller regions. They are known as cantons.

 

Today, we are going to focus our 'zoom lens' on the canton of Valais (French name). Find out why its German name should be easy to remember!

 

Draw or print off the table on the document below to help you with your research.

 

 

EXPRESS YOURSELF WEEK

Explore your creativity!

Click here to find Thursday's activities.

 

T0MORROW, WE WOULD LIKE YOU TO EXPRESS YOURSELF BY WHAT YOU WEAR. Maybe you have a favourite outfit that makes you feel happy or a favourite dressing up costume? Perhaps you like to wear a particular colour because it cheers you up?WHATEVER IT IS,  WAKE UP IN THE MORNING, PUT IT ON AND FEEL HAPPY. 

 

 

Friday 5th February

HAPPY BIRTHDAY FINLEY  

smiley

Literacy

Autobiography

I would like you to think of an event in your life that has made you happy.smiley It might be a birthday party, a special day out, the arrival of a younger sibling or learning how to do something for the first time (riding your bike/learning to swim). As you write, I hope lots of happy thoughts fill your head.smiley

 

Please open the document below. I have written my memories of the day my family collected our much loved puppy.  I can remember the day so clearly. It was wonderful.

 

 

 

We called our dog 'Dapper'. Find out what this word means. It suited our dog.

MATHS

Please use your time today to finish any maths that you have not yet completed. Then use TT Rockstars to improve your times table knowledge.

 

THERE ARE 5 PEOPLE WHO HAVE NOT YET COMPLETED THE MYMATHS ACTIVITY.

GEOGRAPHY

When you have finished your research on Valais and Somerset, look at your table. What is similar about the two regions? How are they different?

 

 

Why not take a virtual trip to Switzerland?

 

You might like to: 

  • enjoy a Swiss dinner (ideas here);
  • taste foods such as Swiss milk chocolate and Emmental and Gruyere cheese;
  • read 'Heidi' on GetEpic;
  • bake traditional Mailanderli biscuits (recipe here);
  • find out more in the information books on Switzerland on GetEpic;
  • draw an edelweiss flower or paper fold an alpine hat (see online tutorials);
  • listen to alphorn music and yodelling.

EXPRESS YOURSELF WEEK

Dress to Express Day

Click here to find Friday's Express Yourself activities.

Reading Comprehension Answers 4.2.21

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