Good morning Year 5 – I hope you have had a wonderful half term week. This should obviously be the start of our final Summer term but this may well be via the blogs for a while yet.
I thought that this term we would have a theme of the week and this week it will be ‘Under the Sea’. Where possible, tasks will be linked to this but there are times when this will be tricky as there are still lots that we have to fit in. Let me know if you have any great ideas for possible themes that we can look at over the coming weeks.
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Before we start, have a look at the following and discuss it with your family (you don’t have to blog this but you can if you would like!)
Here are your tasks for today:
As we haven’t focussed specifically on spelling for a few weeks, I’d like you to revise the Year 3/4 spelling words. I don’t think that you have your Homework Books at home at the moment so you won’t have these words which we put at the front.
The words are below. If you can, print them out so that you have a copy but don’t worry if you can’t print them. I want you to test yourselves on these words throughout this week. Ideally, ask an adult or older sibling to read the words to you so that you can test yourself. Today, I’d like you to focus on the words in the first column – there are 29 words. Ask your ‘teacher’ to read them, write them down and them mark yourself. Blog me with your scores out of 29.
Read the following piece:
Now answer the questions below – please number your answers as you blog.
We looked at fractions in quite a bit of detail before lockdown and we have been looking at decimals all year. This week, we are going to focus on percentages – fractions, decimals and percentages are all closely linked.
What does ‘percent’ actually mean? Do you know?
Have a look at the following video which should help to explain:
Do you have any questions or queries after watching this?
The following powerpoint should also be useful.
Have a go at the following questions:
Watch the following ‘BBC Teach Blue Planet Live Lesson’:
While you are watching, make notes on all the interesting facts that you find out. After watching it, I’d like you to create a fact file of the best facts that you learnt. This should include text but can also include pictures or diagrams.
It might look something like this (but please use whatever format you prefer)
Mrs Millard and Mrs Munro XX