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Year 5 Home Learning Page

Hello. I hope everyone is enjoying some quality family time and staying safe. Try your best with the home learning projects and remember you can also do a project of your own.

There is one important thing you must do whilst you are at home: TIDY YOUR BEDROOM!!!

See you all soon,

Mr Holden, Mrs Hall and Mrs Taylor.

Week 1

What happens if my child finds the learning too difficult?
Our first piece of advice to parents is that ALL children find elements of learning challenging at times so try not to worry if your child becomes stuck and you cannot explain it to them. If this happens then make a note of what they found hard and move onto another learning activity.

 

 

 

Learning Project WEEK 1 - My Family

Age Range: Y5

Weekly Maths Tasks

Weekly Reading Tasks

01 Adding using formal written methods

https://myminimaths.co.uk/year-5-week-1-addition-using-formal-written-methods-monday/

  • Extra: Allow your child to play on Hit the Button - focus on times tables, division facts and squared numbers.
  • Extra: Get your child to work on their reasoning and problem solving by practising past SATs questions that are broken down into topic areas and have videos linked to them that can be watched if needed. As these are older papers these are suitable for both years 5 and 6. Click on one of the topic areas listed to gain access to the questions.
  • Mon-Fri: Ask your child to read a chapter from their home reading book or a book that they have borrowed from the library.
  • Following this, ask your child to summarise the events from the chapter. They could bullet point what happened, summarise in a sentence, create a comic strip or present the information in their own creative way.
  • Encourage your child to note down any unfamiliar words from the chapter they have read. Explore the meanings of these words by using a dictionary (or google the definition). Try to use the new vocabulary in a sentence.
  • Your child can log on to www.readtheory.org they should have their log in details in their diary.
  • Your child can log into www.getepic.com

https://www.getepic.com/students

Use the class code: puy6991 and click on their name to access over 30,000 free books. (note: this service only works between 6am-4pm unless you subscribe to the full version)

  • Challenge your child to read something around the house that isn’t a book. They can then complete their reading diary following this.

Weekly Spelling Tasks (Aim to do 1 per day)

Weekly Writing Tasks (Aim to do 1 per day)

  • Encourage your child to practise the Year 5/ 6 Common Exception Words (see list)
  • Then ask your child to choose 5 Common Exception words. They can then write a synonym, antonym, the meaning and an example of how to use the word in a sentence.
  • Practise spellings on Spelling Frame.
  • Your child can create a vocabulary bank about their family. They may want to use this for some of their writing tasks this week.
  • Get your child to proofread their writing from the day. They can use a dictionary to check the spelling of any words that they found challenging. This will also enable them to check that the meaning of the word is suitable for the sentence.
  • Ask your child to write a diary entry/newspaper report summarising the events from the day. They can write this from their own perspective.
  • Your child can think about a member of their family who is a hero/heroine to them. They can then create an information report about their chosen hero/heroine. Why not encourage them to interview that person and include some direct quotes from the interview?  
  • What makes your family different to other families? What makes them the same? Ask your child to write a poem about their family, they may even want to perform it too…
  • Children should only be allowed to watch TV for one hour a day. Do you agree/disagree? Write a discussion about this statement or a persuasive argument for or against.
  • Story task:  Ask your child to design a setting for a story genre of their choice. They can think about any settings that they have encountered in stories before. They must then write a short description.
  • Access www.pobble365.com and complete the work based around the image. Each image is different every day and can inspire some excellent writing.

 

Learning Project - to be done throughout the week

The project this week aims to provide opportunities for your child to gain a better understanding of their own family. Learning may focus on the different makeup of families, what traditions your family has, stories linked to your family etc.

 

  • Music from the Past - Your child can research music from the decade their parents, grandparents or other older family members were born. What were the most popular bands or singers during this time? Ask them to perform a song from this decade and create their very own dance routine. Encourage them to explain how they need to improve their performance in order to achieve their personal best.

 

  • Portraits and Photography- Direct your child to take portrait photographs of their family members considering light and textures. Following this, they can then use the photographs to draw portraits in pen considering light and tone.

 

  • Classification- Ask your child to design a classification key based on the simple physical features of their family. They can then test out the keys on each member of their family. Only use ‘yes’ or ‘no’ questions.

 

  • Nature vs Nurture- Speak to your child about their appearance, their personality and their dreams for the future. How much of this do they believe is determined by their genes? How much of this is determined by their family/upbringing? Ask them to decide which traits are due to nature and which traits are due to nurture e.g. hobbies and interests or sense of humour. Try this out on other family members.

 

  • Mapping Skills - Identify the countries or cities within the UK where their family members originate from or live. Children can then plot these on a map and then create a bar chart to show the number of family members who live/lived in each city/country. 

Additional learning resources parents may wish to engage with

Classroom Secrets Learning Packs - These packs are split into different year groups and include activities linked to reading, writing, maths and practical ideas you can do around the home.

Twinkl - to access these resources click on the link and sign up using your own email address and creating your own password. Use the offer code UKTWINKLHELPS.

Headteacherchat - This is a blog that has links to various learning platforms. Lots of these are free to access.

#TheLearningProjects

Week 2

Learning Project WEEK 2 - The Area You Live In

Age Range: Y5

Weekly Maths Tasks

Weekly Reading Tasks

02 Subtraction using formal written methods

https://myminimaths.co.uk/year-5-week-2-subtraction-using-formal-written-methods-monday/

  • Extra: Allow your child to play on Hit the Button - focus on times tables, division facts and squared numbers.
  • Extra: Get your child to work on their reasoning and problem solving by practising past SATs questions that are broken down into topic areas and have videos linked to them that can be watched if needed. As these are older papers these are suitable for both years 5 and 6. Click on one of the topic areas listed to gain access to the questions.
  • Extra: Research how many people live in Oldham; how many people live in Manchester; how many people live in England; how many people live in the UK.
  • Mon-Fri: Ask your child to read a chapter from their home reading book or a book that they have borrowed from the library.
  • Following this, ask your child to summarise the events from the chapter. They could bullet point what happened, summarise in a sentence, create a comic strip or present the information in their own creative way.
  • Encourage your child to note down any unfamiliar words from the chapter they have read. Explore the meanings of these words by using a dictionary (or google the definition). Try to use the new vocabulary in a sentence. Look at synonyms and antonyms for any of the new words.
  • Your child can log on to www.readtheory.org they should have their log in details in their diary.
  • Your child can log into www.getepic.com

https://www.getepic.com/students

Use the class code: puy6991 and click on their name to access over 30,000 free books. (note: this service only works between 6am-4pm unless you subscribe to the full version)

  • Challenge your child to read something around the house that isn’t a book. They can then complete their reading diary following this.

Weekly Spelling Tasks (Aim to do 1 per day)

Weekly Writing Tasks (Aim to do 1 per day)

  • Encourage your child to practise the Year 5/ 6 Common Exception Words (see list)
  • Then ask your child to choose 5 Common Exception words. They can then write a synonym, antonym, the meaning and an example of how to use the word in a sentence.
  • Practise spellings on Spelling Frame.
  • Your child can create a vocabulary bank about their family. They may want to use this for some of their writing tasks this week.
  • Get your child to proofread their writing from the day. They can use a dictionary to check the spelling of any words that they found challenging. This will also enable them to check that the meaning of the word is suitable for the sentence.
  • Ask your child to write a diary entry/newspaper report summarising the events from the day. This time, this must be the events for another family member.
  • Your child must choose one of the local locations below and create a persuasive leaflet about this place. Places they could write about are: Alexandra Park, Oldham Coliseum Theatre, Spindles Shopping Centre, Boundary Park or any other attraction in your area.
  • Research and talk about significant people from Oldham or your area. Did you know Britain’s richest man was born in Oldham?
  • HS2 (The high speed railway line) should continue to be built. Do you agree/disagree? Your child can write an argument about this statement.
  • Story Task: Your child can now invent a new character for their very own story. They must think about the setting they created last week and how their character would fit in to this. They must also consider the audience they want their story to appeal to.
  • Access www.pobble365.com and complete the work based around the image. Each image is different every day and can inspire some excellent writing.

 

Learning Project - to be done throughout the week

The project this week aims to provide opportunities for your child to learn more about the area in which they live. Learning may focus on your local area, famous people, key landmarks and links to your city.

 

  • An Architectural Masterpiece -  Give your child the task of designing a new building/structure to inspire the residents of their local town or city. They must research, plan, design and then make a model of it using materials from around the house. Ask them to create a criteria for success and then evaluate their model against this.

 

  • Promoting Your Local Area - Tell your child that a visitor from another country is coming to stay in the city for a week. They really need to impress them by showing them the most interesting places in their local area. Where would they take them each day? Plan the itinerary for each day detailing the transport that will be taken to each location, how long will be spent there, what will be eaten and any activities that may take place.

 

  • Where in the World? - Show your child how to use Google Earth or Google Maps to look at the geographical features of Oldham, Aberystwyth and Perth (Australia). How are these places the same? How are these places different? What impacts the similarities and differences? After, they can then choose three different places and do the same thing. Do they notice any patterns? 

 

  • The Industrial Revolution How did Oldham change during this time? How is it different now? A history of Oldham can be found here: https://kids.kiddle.co/Oldham

 

  • Gallery Oldham - Gallery Oldham provides a wide range of exhibitions and activities targeted at different audiences of all ages within Oldham and the surrounding area. Create a piece of artwork inspired by Oldham or the local area.
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