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School is closed for the majority of pupils. Details about re-opening can be found on the classes menu.

An important message from everyone at school.

Welcome to Class 5

 

Thank you very much to Mrs Jones who has written a funny poem:

Please Note:

As it would 'normally' be the half term holiday w/c 25th May, there won't be a structured daily timetable of National Curriculum based activities for children to do so that they can have a break. Many of you may have your own activities planned but some useful ideas and links are shown below (should you need them):

 

  • Wellbeing - There are now a set of daily activities designed to help pupil wellbeing. It is called 'Wellbeing Wake Up.' Please click on this link.  
  • Maths - There are lots of problems that you could try on this link. The answers are shown here. Also, you could try BBC Bitesize Challenges.
  • Reading - Go on Reading Plus or try some of these comprehensions: Mike Hall   Pentecost   Earthquakes. You could also read a book and write a review. Can you recommend a good read to your classmates?
  • Other activities:
  • Can you make up 7 events that you would include in a heptathlon? What would they be? Why not time yourself or see how many of each activity you can do in 3o secs or a minute? 
  • Can you design a fair ground ride using a construction kit, like Lego?
  • Can you select an animal (including insects) that you would find in your garden and sketch a picture of it?
  • Can you select a recipe and bake something for your family?
  •  Can you make a movie featuring one of your pets?   

You can of course, complete some of the activities from the previous 2 weeks that you haven't done yet.

Happy Birthday to James (25th May) and Oliver (26th May). We hope you have a great time.  

Well done to those children who have posted work on Twitter or e-mailed. Examples of some of the work are shown below. If you haven't sent anything in yet, please do and get your work published!

Well done to those people who sent in examples of their plastic bottles bowling work. I liked them all, especially the comment at the end on this one....

Well done to Beth, who sent in the following film about a street artist. Watch it and be amazed!!!

Well done to the following children who are on our class leader board  for 'Reading Plus' after last week (most words read): Kira, Alice L, Emily J, Lottie and Cerys. Also, well done to Poppy, Oliver, Chloe, Will, Alice L, Alice M, Connie, Cerys, Liberty, Lottie, Emily J, Emily S, Harry, Charlie T, Tobey, Cameron and Kira who have received awards from 'Reading Plus.'

 

 

Home learning

Below is work for children who are home learning due to the Coronavirus. This will be updated regularly by Mr Macklam. He can be contacted on k.macklam@carltonminiottacademy.org. 

 

 

  

Nearly every child is now using 'Reading Plus' in Class 5. This is a brilliant improvement!

Remember to use it for 30 mins each day. It is really important that Reading remains a priority during this time away from school.  

  

Click on the Joe Wickes link to keep your fitness levels up!

Mrs Jones sent in a link to a BBC song about Rosa Parks who has been the focus of our reading this week. Please watch it by clicking here.

 

Friday 22nd May

Maths
Early Bird - Children should use their Maths book and complete the questions on the Early Bird Maths link (estimate the area of irregular shapes). Remember to add up the complete squares first.
Main Focus - WALT Fractions of amounts
Complete the worksheet. As always, do as many questions as you can - some are harder than others! Then mark your work using the answers. Use the My Maths link to help you. You can also use the White Rose video for Lesson 3 w/c 1st June (click link). 
Top Tip: Divide the amount by the denominator then multiply your answer by the numerator. For example, 4/5 of 20 is 2o divided by 5 = 4, then multiply this by 4 which is 16.

Reading
As mentioned at the start of the class page, please make sure you spend 30 minutes each day on 'Reading Plus.' If you are having any problems with this, please e-mail Mr Macklam.

WALT  Timed mixed domain questions
Read the First News and answer the ten questions straight after. Then, mark you work using the answers. Give your self 3o mins only on this.

Writing
If you have your 'orange' spelling books, you could do one page each day and, at the end of a unit, ask your parent(s) if they could test you.
WALT Information writing
As already mentioned, this unit is a 2 week unit of work and is shown on the Powerpoint link for the work last Tuesday. Please work through it and produce your final piece today. I have seen some super pieces of work so far - well done!

 

Afternoon

Use this afternoon to finish any work from this week. If you have completed it all, choose an activity that you enjoy, like reading a book or magazine, playing a game or exercising. Well done, you have made it through another week. Enjoy the bank holiday weekend!

 

Thursday 21st May

 

Maths
Early Bird - Children should use their Maths book and complete the questions on the Early Bird Maths link (estimate the area of irregular shapes). Remember to add up the complete squares first.
Main Focus - WALT Multiply fractions and mixed numbers by whole numbers
Complete the worksheet. As always, do as many questions as you can - some are harder than others! Then mark your work using the answers. Use the My Maths link shown yesterday to help you if you are unsure. 
Top Tip: Remember to multiply the whole numbers first, then multiply the numerator by the whole number; the denominator stays the same.

Reading
As mentioned at the start of the class page, please make sure you spend 30 minutes each day on 'Reading Plus.' If you are having any problems with this, please e-mail Mr Macklam.

WALT Text Detective
Read the 2 or 3 star biography on Usain Bolt and just answer the following questions which focus on inference. When you have finished, mark them. Everyone should try and do the 2 or 3 star questions NOT the 1 star today:

2 star: 5, 6, 7 and 8

3 star: 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10

 

Writing
If you have your 'orange' spelling books, you could do one page each day and, at the end of a unit, ask your parent(s) if they could test you.

WALT Information writing
As already mentioned, this unit is a 2 week unit of work and is shown on the Powerpoint link for the work last Tuesday. Please work through it and produce your final piece by this Friday, 22nd May. I have seen some super pieces of work so far - well done!

Afternoon

Geography
WALT Research geographical information of a North Yorkshire coastal town and produce an information booklet

Look at the Powerpoint and do Session 6 (last slide). 

 

Wednesday 20th May

Happy Birthday Alice L. - We hope you have a great day!

Maths
Early Bird - Children should use their Maths book and complete the questions on the Early Bird Maths link (estimate the area of irregular shapes). Remember to add up the complete squares first.
Main Focus - WALT Multiply fractions with whole numbers
Complete the worksheet. As always, do as many questions as you can - some are harder than others! Then mark your work using the answers. Use My Maths to help you if you are unsure.
Top Tip: Remember to multiply the numerator by the whole number; the denominator stays the same.

Reading
As mentioned at the start of the class page, please make sure you spend 30 minutes each day on 'Reading Plus.' If you are having any problems with this, please e-mail Mr Macklam.

 

WALT Rapid Retriever & Text Detective
Read the 1, 2 or 3 star article on Rosa Parks (see Monday's link). Answer the questions and mark them. 

Writing
If you have your 'orange' spelling books, you could do one page each day and, at the end of a unit, ask your parent(s) if they could test you.

WALT Information writing
As already mentioned, this unit is a 2 week unit of work and is shown on the Powerpoint link for the work last Tuesday. Please work through it and produce your final piece by this Friday, 22nd May.

Afternoon
 

Music

Look at the Powerpoint and complete the activities.

Tuesday 19th May

Maths
Early Bird - Children should use their Maths book and complete the questions on the Early Bird Maths link (estimate the area of irregular shapes). Remember to add up the complete squares first.
Main Focus - WALT Subtract mixed numbers
Complete the worksheet. As always, do as many questions as you can - some are harder than others! Then mark your work using the answers.
Top Tip: Remember to subtract the whole numbers first. The method is exactly the same as for adding but you are just taking away instead! Finally, look at the help given on Friday if the denominators are different.

Reading
As mentioned at the start of the class page, please make sure you spend 30 minutes each day on 'Reading Plus.' If you are having any problems with this, please e-mail Mr Macklam.

WALT  Prediction Wizard
Read the 2 star article on Rosa Parks again (see yesterday's link). Think very carefully about what the World would be like today if people like Rosa Parks hadn't stood up for what was right. Write down your thoughts in a paragraph.
 

Writing
If you have your 'orange' spelling books, you could do one page each day and, at the end of a unit, ask your parent(s) if they could test you.
 

WALT Information writing
As already mentioned, this unit is a 2 week unit of work and is shown on the Powerpoint link for the work last Tuesday. Please work through it and produce your final piece by this Friday, 22nd May.

 

Afternoon

French
WALT Know the French names for popular breakfast drinks
Look at Yr 6's page and go to the French work for this Friday (w/c 18th May). Click on the link and complete the work.

Monday 18th May

Maths
Early Bird - Children should use their Maths book and complete the questions on the Early Bird Maths link (estimate the area of irregular shapes). Remember to add up the complete squares first.

Main Focus - WALT Add mixed numbers
Click on the My Maths link from last Thursday to look at how to add fractions. Then do the worksheet. As always, do as many questions as you can - some are harder than others! Then mark your work using the answers.
Top Tip: Remember to add the whole numbers first. 

Reading
As mentioned at the start of the class page, please make sure you spend 30 minutes each day on 'Reading Plus.' If you are having any problems with this, please e-mail Mr Macklam.
 

WALT Vocabulary Builder
Read the 2 star article on Rosa Parks who was an important figure in the 'Civil Rights' movement in the USA. This was a group of people that tried to get equal rights for people in the United States of America. Then, find the following and write down the meanings. It is important that you think of the context. Some words have brackets after them to help you think:  comparatively; spark (major changes); segregated; facilities; allocated; wave (of protest); attention (of the government). Don't do the questions today.

Writing
If you have your 'orange' spelling books, you could do one page each day and, at the end of a unit, ask your parent(s) if they could test you.
WALT Information writing
As already mentioned, this unit is a 2 week unit of work and is shown on the Powerpoint link for the work last  Tuesday. Please work through it and produce your final piece by 22nd May.

Afternoon
 

Geography

WALT  Produce graphs to show statistics of Yorkshire coastal towns

Click on the Powerpoint link and complete the work for session 5. The Powerpoint on Excel to help you draw a graph is on this link.

 

Friday 15th May

Maths
Early Bird - Children should use their Maths book and complete the questions on the Early Bird Maths link (multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000)
Main Focus - WALT Revising adding fractions contd.
Click on the My Maths link from yesterday to look at how to add fractions. Then do the worksheet. As always, do as many questions as you can - some are harder than others! Then mark your work using the answers.
Top Tip: Remember, when you are adding or subtracting fractions, you only need to do the calculation to the numerator; the denominator stays the same. If the denominators are different, multiply the smaller one to make it the same as the larger one or, if this can't be done, change them both so that you have a common denominator. For example, if the calculation is 1/3 + 2/5, change the denominators to fifteenths (common denominator) by multiplying 3 x 5 = 15 and 5 x 3 = 15. You would therefore have 5/15 + 6/15 = 11/15 (don't forget, you've got to multiply the numerator by the same number as the denominator to get equivalent fractions to start with). Use the diagrams on the worksheets to help you if you are unsure about these methods.

Reading
As mentioned at the start of the class page, please make sure you spend 30 minutes each day on 'Reading Plus.' If you are having any problems with this, please e-mail Mr Macklam.
WALT Timed mixed domain questions
Read the First News from this week and answer the ten questions (straight after the text). Then mark your answers. Try to give yourself a total of 30 mins to give you practise at working to a time limit.

Writing
If you have your 'orange' spelling books, you could do one page each day and, at the end of a unit, ask your parent(s) if they could test you.
WALT Information writing
As already mentioned, this unit is a 2 week unit of work and is shown on the Powerpoint link for the work on Tuesday. Please work through it and produce your final piece by 22nd May.

Afternoon

Use this afternoon to finish any work from this week. If you have completed it all, choose an activity that you enjoy, like reading a book or magazine, playing a game or exercising. Well done, you have made it through another week. Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday 14th May

Maths
Early Bird - Children should use their Maths book and complete the questions on the Early Bird Maths link (multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000)
Main Focus - WALT Revising adding and subtracting fractions
Click on the My Maths link to look at how to add/subtract fractions. Then do the worksheet. As always, do as many questions as you can - some are harder than others! Then mark your work using the answers.
Top Tip: Remember, when you are adding or subtracting fractions, you only need to do the calculation to the numerator; the denominator stays the same. If the denominators are different, multiply the smaller one to make it the same as the larger one or, if this can't be done, change them both so that you have a common denominator. For example, if the calculation is 1/3 + 2/5, change the denominators to fifteenths (common denominator) by multiplying 3 x 5 = 15 and 5 x 3 = 15. You would therefore have 5/15 + 6/15 = 11/15 (don't forget, you've got to multiply the numerator by the same number as the denominator to get equivalent fractions to start with). Use the diagrams on the worksheets to help you if you are unsure about these methods.

Reading
As mentioned at the start of the class page, please make sure you spend 30 minutes each day on 'Reading Plus.' If you are having any problems with this, please e-mail Mr Macklam.
WALT Text Detective
Read the 1, 2 or 3 star version of the newspaper example on lottery winners. Today, you are focusing on just inference questions so do the following:

1 star - Questions 3, 4 and 7

2 star - Questions 3, 5, 7 and 8

3 star - Questions 3, 6, 8, 9 and 10

 

Writing

If you have your 'orange' spelling books, you could do one page each day and, at the end of a unit, ask your parent(s) if they could test you.
WALT Information writing
As already mentioned, this unit is a 2 week unit of work and is shown on the Powerpoint link for the work on Tuesday. Please work through it and produce your final piece by 22nd May.
 

Afternoon
Science
WALT Developing scientific investigation skills
Complete the fourth or last investigation from the Powerpoint. Remember to work carefully, use scientific vocabulary and be neat with your results.

 

Wednesday 13th May

Happy Birthday to Harry. Hope you have a great day!!!

Maths

Early Bird - Children should use their Maths book and complete the questions on the Early Bird Maths link (multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000)
Main Focus - WALT Revising comparing and ordering fractions less than one
Go to Lesson 4 w/c 11th May on 'White Rose Home Learning.' Watch the video, if you are unsure, and do the worksheet. As always, do as many questions as you can - some are harder than others! Then mark your work using the answers.
Top Tip: Remember, if the denominators are different, multiply the smaller one to make it the same as the larger one or, if this can't be done, change them both so that you have a common denominator. For example, if you compare 2/3 to 3/5, change the denominators to fifteenths (common denominator) by multiplying 3 x 5 = 15 and 5 x 3 = 15. You would therefore have 10/15 compared with 9/15 (don't forget, you've got to multiply the numerator by the same number as the denominator to get equivalent fractions). Use the diagrams on the worksheets to help you if you are unsure about these methods.

Reading
As mentioned at the start of the class page, please make sure you spend 30 minutes each day on 'Reading Plus.' If you are having any problems with this, please e-mail Mr Macklam.

WALT Super Summariser
Re-read the 1, 2 or 3 star version of the article on William Shakespeare (use the link on yesterday's work). Using your own words, summarise each section in a few sentences. You can use bullet points if you want. Don't just copy the text.

Writing
If you have your 'orange' spelling books, you could do one page each day and, at the end of a unit, ask your parent(s) if they could test you.
WALT Information writing
As already mentioned, this unit is a 2 week unit of work and is shown on the Powerpoint link for the work yesterday. Please work through it and produce your final piece by 22nd May.

Afternoon
Geography

WALT Understand 4 and 6 figure grid references of the Yorkshire coastal region

Complete Session 4 of the attached Powerpoint. Then mark your work using the answers page (after the maps slides).

Tuesday 12th May

Maths
Early Bird - Children should use their Maths book and complete the questions on the Early Bird Maths link (multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000)
Main Focus - WALT Revising changing improper to mixed fractions and vice-versa
Go to Lesson 3 w/c 11th May on 'White Rose Home Learning.' Watch the video, if you are unsure, and do the worksheet. As always, do as many questions as you can - some are harder than others! Then mark your work using the answers.

Remember, to change improper to mixed, divide the numerator by the denominator and write this as a whole number. If you have a remainder, write this as a fraction. For example, 1o/4 is 10 divided by 4 which is 2 remainder 2. So, the answer is 22/4 or 21/2 if you simplify it. To change mixed to improper, times the denominator by the whole number and add the numerator to it. The denominator stays the same. So 33/4 changed to an improper fraction is 3 x 4 = 12. Then, add 3 which is 15/4. Use the diagrams on the worksheets to help you if you are unsure about these methods.
 

Reading
As mentioned at the start of the class page, please make sure you spend 30 minutes each day on 'Reading Plus.' If you are having any problems with this, please e-mail Mr Macklam.

WALT Mixed Rapid Retriever & Text Detective
Read the 1, 2 or 3 star version of the article on William Shakespeare that you used yesterday. Then, answer the questions and mark them.

Writing
If you have your 'orange' spelling books, you could do one page each day and, at the end of a unit, ask your parent(s) if they could test you.

WALT Information writing

This unit is a 2 week unit of work and is shown on the Powerpoint link. Please work through it and produce your final piece by 22nd May

Afternoon

History

Today, it is 200 years since Florence Nightingale was born (12th May 1820). With everything that is happening with Coronavirus at the moment (and the fact that emergency hospitals have recently been named after her), it is only right that we should think of her life and all that she did to promote the development of nursing and hygiene in hospitals. Please read the article on her. This has been kindly provided by Mrs Bosomworth's sister who is a children's writer and has recently written a book about Florence Nightingale. When you have finished reading, research Florence Nightingale on the internet and write a fact file about her. In the fact file, you might want to use sub headings, like: Born; Early Life; Crimean War; Later Life and What Florence did to change Hospitals and Nursing (her legacy). You might also want to do a sketch of her.

Remember to keep up with the exercise!!!

 

 

PE
Keep active. Try the Joe Wickes link above. You can also try this for a change:
https://youtu.be/L_A_HjHZxfI - kids workout - not Joe Wicks!!

 

  

 If children would like to complete more work, then please go to the 'Twinkl' website and set up an account using the promotional code: UKTWINKLHELPS. The site is free due to the company supporting pupils who have to be absent during the Coronavirus pandemic. It contains lots of useful resources, worksheets and activity ideas.

Children can, of course, get extra times tables practise using the 'Rockstars' website (they should have log in details for this).

 

Thankyou for your support during these difficult times,

 

Year 5 team