Wednesday 3rd February 2021

Good Morning, Year 5.

I hope you are all well and enjoying your week so far. I wonder if you have done anything different this week to promote good mental health and well-being?  I went cycling yesterday.  It felt great to get onto my bike again!



EMA (15 minutes)

Please follow the link to My Mini Maths and scroll to Week 8.  (Solving problems with scaling.) Have a go at the tasks below.  Start on one star and move onto two star if you're feeling confident. If you need extra support, you can watch the online tutorial - Vid 1.

* Click on WED (scroll down for answers.)

** Click iQ3



Please can you all join me at 9 am today. Sorry for any inconvenience.  

Mental Maths (20 minutes)

Click on the link below to Hit the button.  Choose Number Bonds then make 10 (1dp).

LO (40 minutes)

Equivalent Fractions

Yesterday, we started to look at equivalent - fractions which have the same value as each other.  Today, we are going to continue with this.  If you were not able to join me on Teams or you would like a quick recap, please look through the attached PowerPoint then choose from a *, ** or *** activity to work through.  If you are feeling confident, try the extension activity.  (Answers are under the blue boxes.)



Spellings (20 minutes)

Our spellings again this week are homophones or near homophones. Please complete the activity - Homophone Matching Pairs.  It would be great to have someone play this with you but don't worry if you don't.  You can play it on your own.   

*Look out for the challenge task at the bottom of the page.

Don't forget to spend time revising our words of the week, below. 

WOTW: necessary, especially, opportunity, sincere

Sentence Level (15 minutes)

For our sentence level work, we are going to complete work on main and subordinate clauses plus compound and complex sentences.  Remember, a compound sentence is one that has two main clauses and is linked with a coordinating conjunction such as 'and' and 'but'.  A complex sentence has a main clause and a subordinate clause linked with a subordinating conjuction such as when, while, although.  

Visit the BBC Bitesize website using the link below.  This goes over everything you need to know about compound and complex sentences.  Watch the video and have a go at the quiz at the end.  After, complete the short grammar activity attached


Writing (30 minutes)

Today, we are going to draft and edit our third paragraph in our writing - Should children have been evacuated during the war? This paragraph is going to contain all the points that are "against" evacuation.  For this session, you are going to need your planning sheet and your "Pros and Cons" list again.  Included in this paragraph will be sentences that we practised last week which include a connective word, generalised speaker, language of debate and a point.  Look at the following example to help:

Connectivegeneralised speakerlanguage of debate make the point extend and explain the point

Eg. On the other hand, many parents stated that evacuation was too stressful for their children, especially for young ones who had never been away from their family before. 



PSHE (45 minutes)

Please follow the link to Oak Academy.  Click on Lesson 1 - Life is all about balance.

You may also want to complete some of the activitives from the Chidren's Mental Health Powerpoint (attached again). 



Here's a favourite of yours - Hey Mr Miller.  Can you sing all the different parts? Which one do you like best?

Hey, Mr Miller - Sing Up - YouTube

And here's another great warm up. Can you teach someone the dance moves?

Grandma rap - YouTube

Something a little bit different this weekas part of Children's Mental Health this week. Music can make you feel lots of different emotions.  This clip lets you listen to different types of music and then gets you to express how it makes you feel through using emojis.  Have a listen. 

Music and Emotion - YouTube 

Think about music you like. Name 4 different pieces of music or songs and tell us how it makes you feel.  See attached sheet - How does music make you feel? 


Files to Download

Contact the School

Excalibur Primary School

Ivy Lane

Tel: 01270 845781
Fax: Out of Hours Club - 01270 845786

SEN Contact: Anna McArdle and Heather Taylor

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