Good morning Year 5 – how are you all?
Just to let you know – I (Mrs Millard) will be responding to you on the blogs and e mails every day from this week onwards. It will no longer be me on Monday-Wednesday and Mrs Leeming on Thursday/Friday – I’ll be doing every day. What’s really nice about me doing all week is that I can see how well you are all doing and how hard you are working over the whole week. This means that I can award certificates for great work on a Friday!!
Well done to all of our great bloggers and e mailers yesterday – Evie, Mason, Sadia, Logan, Dan, Jessica, Dhanshri, Alex, Tanisa and Zain.
Well done to the following who tested themselves on their spellings and let me know their scores – Mason, Dhanshri and Zain. Has everyone else been looking at your spellings this week?
Well done to Tanisa – the only person to complete the leaflet task – well done!
Day three of our revision of Year 3/4 words. I want you to focus on the third column (28 words). As before, ask someone at home to test you on the words, mark them and then blog me with your score.
Look at the following video – the Legend of the Crab Phare. Before doing so, check the definition of ‘phare’ and ‘crustacean’. The few lines underneath the link give a synopsis of what the clip is about.
I want you to create a piece of writing after watching it. This can be your choice from the following:
- Retell the story in the 1st person – this could be either as the crab or a visitor to the region
- Create a newsreport about the events in the story
- Create a persuasive piece asking humans to leave the crab alone
- Retell the story but with the crab being the monster of the story – what was his motive for collecting the ships? Remember – he is the baddie!
Whichever option you choose, it should include some description of the creature, along with setting and plot details.
Important – there are some expectations with this piece of writing (just as there always is in school!). Many of you have ignored this on previous blogs so please remember the following:
- I am expecting the amount of writing that you would normally produce in a lesson at school.
- Because of the above, paragraphs should definitely feature in your writing.
- Take care with punctuation.
- Read through your writing when you finish and check if anything needs changing/up-levelling (just as you would do in school).
- Have you used ambitious vocabulary?
- Take care with spelling.
You are doing well with our percentage work so far this week. Yesterday we looked at finding some other percentages, including 10%.
- Remind me – how do you find 10% of something?
- If you know how to find 10%, how could you find 20%?
- What about 30%?
- If you know how to find 10%, how could you find 5%?
- What about 70%?
Now try these:
I want you to create an piece of ‘Under the Sea’ artwork. You can use whatever you like to achieve this – paints, coloured pencils, collage, etc and it can be either a scene, a sea creature – whatever you like! It can be 2-D or even 3-D!
Please e mail them to me – I can’t wait to see what you create!
If you are struggling for ideas, the following video is a lovely step by step guide of how you might draw an ocean scene – you can just follow it as you draw!
Mrs Millard and Mrs Munro XX