Week beginning: 29 june 2020

What is the best TV advert you have ever seen? What was it that made it so appealing to you? This week, we are going to be looking at the persuasive devices TV adverts us to try and ‘hook’ us in. Next week you will be writing your own script for an advert, so make sure you are sure of the different ways of persuading people this week.

Have you ever read a book and think it is so amazing that you want all of your friends to read it? Well, I have had that experience lately with the book that we are going to be looking at for the next two weeks in guided reading: The Fastest Boy in the World by Elizabeth Laird. This week will introduce you to the main character, Solomon, and you will get a taste of what it is like in his village in Ethiopia.

In science this week you will be learning all about the incredible job your lungs do, taking in oxygen and getting rid of carbon dioxide. If you like to learn through models, there is the opportunity to build your own respiratory system too!

There’s lots on offer Year 5 for all of your different learning styles. We are here if you need us throughout the week. Good luck and keep trying your best.

Day 1: Today you have two tasks:

  1. Write your new spelling (-ial) into your handwriting books and/or your spelling journal. Learn them, ready to be tested by someone at home on Friday.

  2. Look at the picture ‘The house in the Rainforest’. Share your ideas to answer the questions based on the picture.

Day 2: We are carrying on with our work on persuasive devices. Last week we looked at adverts in magazines; this week are moving on to look at TV adverts. There are many devices which are the same as last week, but a few extra too. Today should be fun: there are six links to persuasive adverts for you to watch. You are going to watch them and decide which devices are being used and which advert is the most effective.

Day 3: Today you are going to look at a persuasive TV script and dissect it, identifying the range of persuasive devices that have been used. There is also the opportunity for a bit of a performance!



Don't forget to have a go at Times Tables Rock Stars, too, this week!

Day 1: This week we are returning to coordinates, reflections and translations. We have already done a week of this at the start of the Summer term, so this should be revision. Today the focus is coordinates: remember…..along the corridor and up the stairs! There is a challenge at the end for those of you who want the challenge.


Day 2: Today we move onto reflection. You will need a sharp pencil and a ruler. You will need to use your co-ordinates knowledge from yesterday. Again, you did this back in April, so it should be revision.


Day 3: We are translating shapes today; this means that we are literally picking up a shape and moving it to a new position. Again, you will need a sharp pencil and a ruler. Good luck! The extension is a REAL CHALLENGE! Good luck!

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For the next two weeks we will be looking at a book called The Fastest Boy in the World. I read it in one session a few weeks ago and now want to share it with everyone. Set in Ethiopia, you will learn so much about the life of an eleven year old boy called Solomon. There are three tasks for you to have a go at, the third one being an art task which will test out your ability to visualise. Enjoy!

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: This week we move onto your lungs and how they work, taking in oxygen and letting out carbon dioxide without us even thinking about it. There are two options for your tasks (click on the runners for details), depending upon whether you prefer to write or to do something practical. There are some brilliant You Tube clips for you to watch to help you with your understanding (the one in the corner is great once you've got past the waffle).



Music: Mrs Beton has set you a delicious task this week thinking about cakes, and the different layers you can get, just like the different layers of sound in music. Click on the amazing rainbow cake to find out more!

PSHE: What makes you you? What is it about you that makes you unique? This week we would like you to think about the things that make you different to the next person. Maybe you have a unique skill that we do not know about. Maybe it is a fact about you that you would like to share? It’s great to be different and teachers love a class of children who feel they can be themselves rather than all become clones. Let’s hear all about your wonderfully unique hobbies and characters. Click on the boy celebrating for your task!


ICT: Some more coding for you to do on Purple Mash this week. Follow the instructions on the resource sheet for the suggested activities. Have fun!

So, last term we set you the challenge of sharing with us your Seven Wonders of the World! There were some absolutely stunning powerpoints, booklets and posters produced. Well done.

Our next 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.