Wednesday 16th December 2020

Good Morning, Year 5!  I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who joined me for the Teams sessions yesterday.  It really was great to see you all.  Thanks also if you've managed to upload your work to Seesaw.  It's a tough time not being in school but we're half way through the week and you really are doing a fantastic job xxx


EMA (15 minutes) - Follow the link to My Mini Maths, week 3 (Multiplication using formal written methods).  Click on MON for the task.  If you would like to watch the online tutorial, click the YouTube link.  Also, if you would like a mastery challenge, click on any of the iQ questions.  (Scroll down for answers.)


Mental Maths (15 minutes): We are working on our 8x tables this week.  Choose from the following tasks to complete, or have a go at them all! 

  • Open the Mental Maths document and have a go at multiplying by a multiple of 10.  
  • Spend 10 - 15 minutes on Hit the Button.  You could choose Times Tables, x8 to simply practise your 8x tables or you could choose Division Facts - Hit the Answer or Hit the Question as a challenge. 

LO: Multiplying by 10, 100 and 1000

Look through the PowerPoint - Multiply by 10, 100 and 1000 or click on the video link for an online tutorial.


After, work through the worksheet then if you're up for a challenge, try the reason and problem solving questions.  (Answers are hidden under the blue boxes.)  Aim to spend around 30 - 40 minutes on the activities. 



Spellings (20 minutes) - learning to spell words with the suffix 'ness'

  • Complete a sentence for each of the spelling words ending in -ness, ensuring accurate punctuation and spelling of the words.
  • Complete the spelling word search



LO: Using figurative language (Similes, metaphors and personification)

Task 1: Watch the YouTube clips to remind yourselves what a simile, metaphor and personification is.

Similes and metaphors



Practise sentences for your Snowman scene that include figuartive language.

Task 2: Today, begin to draft the scene you have chosen from The Snowman.  See if you can include features of a narrative text.  Use the checklist to help you.  Think about the sentence level work we have completed so far - speech and figurative language.  Have a go at including these in your writing. 


Challenge:  You can choose more than one scene to write about.  Try linking two or even three scenes together.  



Follow the link to Oak National Academy where you will find lessons on Duration.

Work through as many of the lessons as you like, exploring pulse and rhythm. 



Follow the link to Oak National Academy and the following lessons: H2O, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Be Better and Do More





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