Letter from Year 5 Staff w/c 6th July
Date: 3rd Jul 2020 @ 5:35pm
I seem to have frightened away the good weather with my talk of sun protection and keeping safe in the hot weather last week. All I can say is that it is a good job that we are waterproof. We have had some lovely emails this week and loved hearing about what you have been up to in last week’s sunshine.
I hope the rain doesn’t stop you getting some fresh air.
Oak Academy English
This week the focus is newspaper reports. The spelling focus is silent letters.
Lesson 1- reading comprehension- No Longer Free Climbing. A report about the free climber Alain Robert, dubbed the French Spiderman and his ascent of the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur.
Lesson 2 – reading comprehension-a report about a crashed UFO.
Lesson 3- text analysis- identifying the key features of a newspaper report including indirect speech, parenthesis, headline and subheadings, direct speech.
Lesson 4- SPaG- direct and indirect speech. You will learn how to spot the difference between these two types of written speech, how to convert one type into the other and create your own fully punctuated speech on a given theme.
Lesson 5- independent writing. To use the key features in order to write your own newspaper report. Follow the slides to help you to organise your paragraphs. The sequence will let you know what should be included in each of these.
Remember to keep reading at home.
White Rose Maths
Lesson 1 Measure with a protractor.
Lesson 2 Drawing lines and angles accurately.
Lesson 3 Calculating angles on a straight line.
Lesson 4 Calculating angles around a point.
Oak National Academy Maths
This week’s oak national academy learning is continuing to learn about the properties of 2D and 3D shapes. https://classroom.thenational.academy/schedule-by-year/year-5
Lesson 1 To describe the properties of diagonals of quadrilaterals.
Lesson 2 To identify, describe and classify 3-D shapes based on the properties.
Lesson 3 To recognise 2-D representations of 3-D shapes.
Lesson 4 To recognise, describe and build simple 3-D shapes.
Lesson 5 To illustrate and name parts of circles.
Foundation - Oak Academy
Monday PSHE –George Floyd – our catalyst for change. Black Lives Matter.
(catalyst – a fabulous word, can you find out what this means?)
Geography – How do we produce energy?
Thursday - Geography What is special about Curitiba? A ‘green’ city in Brazil.
Music – Friday, In this lesson we will be learning about pulse in 3 and 4 time.
Which is the odd one out of these batteries?
You cannot be wrong with your choice however you must give a reason for your answer.
- what they do
- where they might be found
Gardening in the Rain.
This weekend in spite of the rain I have been out trying to turn a patch of mud into a little garden. The planta have been sitting in pots for weeks and have survived the heat …. But will they survive the relentless rain. Sid normally keeps me company but he and Gracie, very wisely, decided to stay indoors. I got through three pairs of waterlogged wellies filled with mud and two waterproof coats. The wellies were so disgusting they had to be cleaned in the sink before they could be put down. They were filled with soapy water and given a good scrub to get rid of the mud and grit inside… then put to dry by the fire- which pleased Pip enormously.
Keep working hard. If you have time do a little sun dance to try and encourage the weather to perk up again. The farmers needed the rain… but you can have too much of a good thing!
From all the Year 5 staff