Times tables are really important for success in maths. Practice your target times tables on Education City. These games will be available for the whole half term. Your target is to improve your score / time.
Don't forget that Sumdog is still working and multipliction.com and topmarks are great sites to use. Have fun!
Please revise for your science assessment using the games set on Education City.
Reading: we are having a reading focus this week please. Our target is to have a 'daily reading engage time' of over 25 minutes on the Accelerated Reader program.
Spelling: continue to learn the year 5/6 words. The final assessment will be this week.
- I have attached the arithmetic test 5 (answers are on the back page) so that you can mark your own. Make a note of the things you need to practice and ask someone to write some practice questions for you.
- Go through your Assertive Mentoring sheets.
- We are entered into a Sumdog competition. LET'S SEE IF WE CAN WIN! (or at least, beat Year 4!)
- For those of you who are very keen to practice a bit more, I've attached test 4 (this is optional).
Literacy: please ensure that you have learned all of the spellings on the first 3 columns of the year 5/6 spelling list. End of year assessments will take place on the 2nd / 3rd weeks this half term. There will be a spelling test on these 54 words (accommodate - immediate).
School production: please see the link.
Numeracy: practice your arithmetic skills. See if you can get maximum marks! (Some pupils have problem solving activities).
Numeracy: adding fractions / maths challenge (paper copy)
Literacy: using parenthesis (paper copy)
Numeracy: answer the questions about fractions - choose A, B or C. There is a learn screen on Education City which will help you if you're not sure. (Some of you have Education City tasks).
Literacy: complete the SPAG test please.
Our assessment week will be the second week back after half term.
Numeracy: go through the last 3 Assertive Mentoring sheets and have another go at any you 're not sure about. Research any terms you're unsure about.
Spelling: learn the next 5 words (exaggerate / excellent / existence / explanation / familiar). Keep practicing any words from previous tests.
Literacy: I have set a reading comprehension activity on Education City.
Literacy / Geography: We will be using our geography research to write a non-chronological report about tornadoes. Tell someone at home what you've learned. I'm looking for you to show that you can use parenthesis - we'll practice in school first.
I've set some revision games on Education City (using punctuation / possessive apostrophes).
Spelling: Learn the next 5 words (environment / equip / equipped / equipment / especially).
Numeracy: Have a go at a maths test. Happy homework!
Science focus: complete the activities on Education City (earth, sun and moon / reversible and irreversible changes).
Literacy: use a conjunction to start a sentence - don't forget the comma! For an extra challenge, add an embedded clause or extra information in brackets (if you know how).
Play the spelling game 'trapped' to revise plurals on the BBC revisewise site (spelling / grammar link).
Numeracy: complete the task for square / cube numbers. Some of you might have a problem solving activity.
- Grammar revision (clauses / word classes). Activities have been set on Education City.
- Design the front cover for our Year 5 scary stories based on 'Tuesday'.
- Go through your Assertive Mentoring maths sheets from the last 2 weeks.
Revise the use of apostrophes - see the link in the 'Links' tab.
Spelling: learn the next 5 Year 5/6 words: correspond / criticise / curiosity / definite / desperate. Play the spelling games in the links.
We are entered into the Sumdog competition which has started today! We've got until next Thursday
I have set Education City games to revise shape and ordering numbers.
I set have a variety of revision tasks: homophones, prefixes, using capital letters and word classes.
This week's literacy homework is to revise adverbials, subordinate clauses and conjunctions - all instructions are on the sheet.
Please spend some time going through your Assertive Mentoring weekly challenges.
Pupils will be bringing their homework books home for this week's tasks. Many thanks
Pupils have written a story for the 500 words competition. They have taken a copy home this evening so that they can type it up and enter it into the competition. The closing date is Thursday 23rd February at 7pm.
To submit your story, you can create your own profile, or alternatively:
Go to the site using the link below.
firstname.lastname@example.org / password: teacher
Have a lovely half term
Numeracy: I've set Education City tasks related to our next unit (2d and 3d shape / reflection / coordinates).
Literacy: next week, we will be writing a scary story based on the book 'Tuesday'. This story will be entered into the BBC 500 words competition. Please discuss this at home and have a think about what your story will be about. You need to decide:
1) What will be flying through the air (remember the scary theme!)
2) What evidence will be left behind?
For example, keys could fly through the air. In the morning, the keys could be lying on the pavement and all the doors have been opened.
Spiders could fly through the air which leave web everywhere! Cats might be 'webbed' into trees / doors might be 'webbed' shut.
Your story should have a scary theme, NOT a gory theme, so no body parts etc.
Spelling: you should be able to spell 25/54 of the year 5/6 words now. If you can't, you need to practice these until you can spell them. We will be moving on to the next 5 words soon.
Revision of prepositions / word classes / using root words to understand meanings.
This week we have started looking at measures / converting. I've included learn screens to help if you're not sure. I've also added a mental maths quiz to keep our brains challenged!
Facts you need to know:
1cm = 10mm (Please note: some pupils might have been set slightly different tasks)
100cm = 1m
1000m = 1 km
1000g = 1kg
1000ml = 1L Happy Homework!
This week's homework last for 2 weeks.
Maths: I've set Education City tasks which will help you learn new skills and practice the skills we've covered in class.
Literacy: there is a reading focus for this homework (reading comprehension / using root words, prefixes and suffixes).
Spelling: learn to spell the next 5 words on the list (competition / conscience / conscious / controversy / convenience). The Year 5/6 spelling list is in the 'Spelling' section of the Year 5 page. Ask someone to retest you on the first 20 words.
Monday 16th January
All homework for this week has been set on Education City. There are a variety of tasks for both literacy and numeracy. Have fun!