Week beginning: 8 june 2020

Welcome back everyone to the second week of this half-term. We hope that you all had a bit of fun watching the Wallace and Gromit clips last week. This week, we look at another Cracking Contraption called the Snoozatron before you get your inventive hat on and create your own contraption! We cannot wait to see what you come up with!


We continue with our work on fractions; I always find cutting up cake, pizza and chocolate bars helps with my understanding of this area of maths, don’t you? Talking of food, it’s your turn to analyse some meal plans we have set up and, in role as a dietician, you cast your judgement: healthy or not? This also ties in with the DT task on offer where we would like you to collect some ideas about salads. Mrs Wingrove has prepared some fantastic work on Pop Art for you- the results of this work have been phenomenal over the past few years, so we look forward to seeing what you come up with at home. 


So, there’s lots of work available for you and we are hoping you will enjoy the variety of tasks that have been prepared for you. Good luck everyone and, as always, we are always at the end of our email or blog. Take care and here’s to another great week of virtual learning.

So, get stuck in, try to stay positive and stay in touch with your class and teachers. Good luck Year 5!

Day 1: Today you have two tasks:

  1. Write your new spelling (variety of words) into your handwriting books and/or your spelling journal. Learn then, ready to be tested by someone at home on Friday.

  2. Write a poem based on the picture entitled ‘Thank You’.


Day 2 : Today, you have two tasks. The first is to enjoy watching a clip from Wallace and Gromit: The Snoozatron. You will then sequence five photos from the clip and explain what is happening in each, using appropriate time connectives. The second task simply involves reading: we want to you have a look at Wallace and Gromit’s early plans for their next inventions in their Cracking Contraptions Catalogue.  You decide which of their ideas you would like to develop!

Day 3: Using your chosen invention from yesterday, you are going to draw a labelled diagram of what you think the invention will look like. Under the main labels, add a simple sentence to explain to the reader what that particular part does. There is an example of mine for you to get an idea of the layout. Have fun! It is totally up to you what the product looks like, so be as imaginative as you can!



This week we will be looking at improper and mixed fractions for the week. Remember to keep going with your Tables and your Mental Maths. 


Day 1: We will be looking at going from improper fractions to mixed fractions. Remember to count carefully and keep a look out for any patterns you notice.


Day 2 :We will be going from mixed fractions to improper fractions. I am sure there is a pattern in there somewhere, please help me find it.


Day 3: We will be combining our knowledge from days one and two to move between mixed and improper fractions to solve problems.


Challenge: I want to see how good you are at proving a point. Prove that these statements are sometimes, always or never. Make sure to show me your evidence!


This week, we are onto Chapter 2 of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe- Lucy meets Mr Tumnus. Again, this is a longer text than normal, but if we had been at school, we were going to be working on focussing on a text for a longer period of time. If you would like to follow the text as it is read aloud, there is a link for Chapter 2 that will take you to the audio reading of the book.

Click the picture above to read the text

other tasks to do

Here are some other tasks for you to do as and when you get the chance.


Science: Now it is time for you to become a dietician! Based on what you learnt last week, you are going to analyse some meals and see if they are nutritionally balanced! Click on the "food groups" icon.

Art: Today you are starting a new topic based on Pop Art – I think you are going to really enjoy this! Type ‘Pop Art’ into Google images and you will get an idea of what we are heading for. Mrs Wingrove has explained more in the resources sheet. Have fun with this ;  we look forward to seeing what you come up with.


DT: This week you need to produce a questionnaire, then ask people to complete it, sharing their own views on salads. You need to consider Social Distancing rules and how you could collect this data at present. You could ask family members that you live with and/or with friends and family online. Maybe you could also send your questionnaire to your teachers. If they are able to, I am sure they will reply, remember though, this may not always be possible. Once you have all your data, you need to present your results. This could be in a table, a bar graph, pie chart etc. Remember if you would like to share your work with your class teachers, we would love to see it. Click the salad aisle.

PE: Got to keep moving! Look on the resource page and it will guide you to the PE lesson we would like you to have a go at this week.

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This half-term's project, designed to last over several weeks, is linked to our project on healthy living! You will need to do some research before you start this and you may wish to do a few of the science lessons first so that you have more knowledge – it is up to you.

We would like you to design and create a 5 day healthy living programme for you and your family. There are more details of this on the sheet in the resources. How you present this is totally up to you. You were really creative last time, so we are looking forward to seeing what you come up with. Maybe you could film a little exercise clip and become the new Joe Wickes of Orchard!

Click the Healthy Lifestyle heart above for full details.

Whatever you do, we look forward to seeing what you come up with!

Good luck Year 5.

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Want to stay in contact?


To find your class blog, go to the Purple Mash home page and find the ‘Tools’ box. Find the Communicate box and click on 2blog. Here you will find your class blog from which you will be able to contact your teacher and members of your class. Make sure your messages are kind and helpful. You can also email each other or the teachers through Purple Mash.


You can email things you've done to your class teacher at "classname" Someone will try to look at the emails each week day and get back to you. 

As always, we would like you to practice your times tables and spellings.

Parents please test your children in the way we do at school - they will tell you how!


Recorded in their Reading Journals at least three times a week.

The Alphabet Watercolor


Check here for this week's spelling list.

Image by Chris Liverani


Children must practice weekly their times tables to get their next award.