Friday 17th July

Today is the last day of the school year! It is sad to not be able to say goodbye to you all. It was wonderful to get to know you this year, and to teach Chameleon Class. You have made me laugh and smile my whole way through the year. I am so sorry that we did not get to spend the whole year together and that we had to say goodbye in March, hoping we would be able to come back but that has not been the case. Well done to all of you for working so hard from home – for pushing yourself to complete the work on the blog. You have impressed me with your determination to achieve even through these strange times. Make sure to say a big thank you to your parents for all their hard work teaching and learning with you at home. I am very proud of each and every one of you and what you have achieved this year!

I wish you all the best of luck for next year – I know you will all be brilliant in year 6! Don’t forget to come and say hello in September!

Singing: Get ready to reach for the stars at 10am!

In school, we will all be singing proudly at 10am our school celebration songs – join in too! Perform it with the actions to your parents 🙂

English: Memories

Let’s have a think and look back at our year. Create a memories page in your home learning book.

Lockdown Memories

You have had an entirely unique year – never before have schools across the schools been closed! Create a memory jar of all the things that you have done, felt, completed or thought of during lockdown. When you look back in the future, it will seem a very strange time!

Once you have completed your memory jar, reflect on your time during lock down. Have you learnt anything new that you didn’t know before?

Maths:

Starter: (10 minutes)

Main: Converting Units of Time (20-30 minutes)

And that is the end of home learning for now! I will add another post filled with links if you would like some additional leaning for the summer. Enjoy your summer holidays and remember to keep safe 🙂

From Miss Miller 🙂

Thursday 16th July

Welcome to your penultimate day of year 5! It feels like only yesterday, I was meeting you all on the first day back in September! Enjoy your home learning today 🙂

Daily Activities:

  • Zumos – Rate your day and listen to the how to be happy for today. Not many of you have been doing this so I would like to see how many can today! It only takes 10 minutes.
  • SumDog – Spend at least 20 minutes completing training – either on maths, grammar or spelling
  • Reading – Read your own books for 20 minutes or log into Oxford Owl (www.oxfordowl.co.uk – username:hmchameleons password:hmchameleons)
  • Duolingo: Complete at least 10 minutes per day – download the app if you are able to or sign into the website.

Maths:

Starter: (10 minutes)

Main: Imperial Units (20-30 minutes)

English:

Activity 1: Writing a descriptive paragraph

Activity 2: Illustrate your place

Reading:

Tell me No Lies by Malorie Blackman

Blurb: Gemma misses her mother, taking comfort from the cuttings in her scrapbook. Mike is new to the area and has a secret about his missing mother. They are inextricably linked and their effect on each other’s lives will be explosive. Published by Macmillan Children’s Books.

You can listen to the extracts being read here:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zdnkd6f

Read extract 1 and complete activity 1 below.

Extract 1

Gemma turned the page. Here, a mum with smiling eyes and untidy hair like a halo hugged her daughter tight, whilst the headline below the photograph yelled out, MOTHER SAVES CHILD FROM OVERTURNED CAR. And on the opposite page, a mum standing next to a boy, her arm around his shoulders. The headline that went this photograph declared, MUM FLIES OFF WITH SON FOR NEW HEART. Gemma only ever kept the headlines that went with her mums – never the full newspaper article – but she could remember the story that went with this one. The mum’s son needed a heart and liver transplant and the doctors in Britain had all but written him off. But not his mum. His mum was determined to do whatever it took to keep her son alive, so she’d taken him to America. And it had had a happy ending. The boy received his transplant and lived.

Gemma sighed. She liked happy endings.

Activity 1

Extract 1 focuses primarily on the character of Gemma.

Look in the text and find this section: ‘Gemma sighed.’

Using the text, write a detailed summary paragraph that explains why Gemma sighed.

You will need to refer to the extract in your explanation.

Read extract 2 and complete activity 2 below.

Extract 2

Mike glared at his grandad. All the long drive down, Mike hadn’t said a single, solitary word. He’d nodded, shaken his head or shrugged as appropriate whenever Nan or Gramps asked him a question, but that was it. Mike remembered how months before Gramps and Nan sat together in the courtroom never saying a word to him or each other. And how much he’d hated them for it.

‘I know what you’re thinking and you needn’t worry.’ Mike glared at his grandparents. ‘I’m not going to disappoint you.’

Let them take that any way they wanted!

‘I see that whatever else your mother did, she certainly didn’t teach you any manners,’ Gramps told him. ‘Or respect for your elders.’

‘My mum taught me that families are supposed to stick together.’ Mike said pointedly.

‘Meaning?’ Gramps prompted with a frown.

‘The meaning can wait until Mike has settled in,’ Nan said briskly. ‘We’re all getting off on the wrong foot here. Come on, Mikey. I’ll show you up to your room.’

Nan took hold of one of Mike’s smaller bags and led the way up the stairs. Reluctantly, Mike picked up his larger suitcase and followed her. Nan waited until they were on the landing before she spoke again.

‘You mustn’t mind your grandad,’ she said smiling. ‘He’s all bark and no bite.’

His bark is so bad that he doesn’t need to bite, Mike couldn’t help thinking.

Activity 2

Revisit the text and focus on the character of Mike. He appears to be very angry in this extract.

What does the writer tell us about him through description? What do we find out about his mood through what he says and how he reacts to Nan and Gramps?

Write a short paragraph to explain how we know that Mike is angry in this extract.

You could use the following answer stems:

  • Mike is angry because it says ………………………………………
  • ……………………………………… shows that Mike is angry because ………………………………………
  • The writer shows us that Mike is angry when she says ………………………………………
Activity 3

Read extract 2 again and focus on the last two paragraphs.

As readers, we are anticipating what may happen next.

  • Will Mike and Nan have another conversation?
  • Will Gramps come upstairs and join in the conversation?
  • Will Mike go back downstairs to talk to Gramps?
  • Will Nan leave Mike in his bedroom?

Thinking about what you have read so far, write the next paragraph.

Imagine you are the writer, Malorie Blackman, and try to mimic her style.

Look back at extract 1 and see how she manages description and at extract 2, to see her use of dialogue.

Then decide if your paragraph will include description and/or dialogue.

Enjoy the rest of your day!

Wednesday 15th July

Happy Wednesday! Hope you are enjoying your week so far – scroll down to find your work below!

  • Zumos – Rate your day and listen to the how to be happy for today. Not many of you have been doing this so I would like to see how many can today! It only takes 10 minutes.
  • SumDog – Spend at least 20 minutes completing training – either on maths, grammar or spelling
  • Reading – Read your own books for 20 minutes or log into Oxford Owl (www.oxfordowl.co.uk – username:hmchameleons password:hmchameleons)
  • Duolingo: Complete at least 10 minutes per day – download the app if you are able to or sign into the website.

Maths:

Starter: 10 minutes

Main Task: Metric Units (20-30 minutes)

English:

Task: Writing a repetitive pattern poem

Once you have completed you repetitive pattern poem, please send it to the clas email address.

To help kick start you ideas, re-read the model poem from Monday’s blog.

Science: Metamorphosis

We have looked at metamorphosis in a butterfly, but now lets look at metamorphosis in both insects and amphibians.

Complete the life cycles – draw them into your book and add the missing information. You can use the internet to help complete the life cycles or the clues cards below – unfortunately I cannot stick them around the class for you to find!

Clue Cards

Enjoy the rest of your day!

Tuesday 14th July

Good morning Chameleons! Hope you had a great day yesterday – scroll down to find your work for today 🙂

Daily Activities:

  • Zumos – Rate your day and listen to the how to be happy for today. Not many of you have been doing this so I would like to see how many can today! It only takes 10 minutes.
  • SumDog – Spend at least 20 minutes completing training – either on maths, grammar or spelling
  • Reading – Read your own books for 20 minutes or log into Oxford Owl (www.oxfordowl.co.uk – username:hmchameleons password:hmchameleons)
  • Duolingo: Complete at least 10 minutes per day – download the app if you are able to or sign into the website.

Starter: (10 minutes)

Maths: Reasoning about 3D shapes – 20 – 30 minutes

You can create squared paper in your home learning book, or simply draw your net into your home learning book on the lines provided.

English:

Extending our ideas to write our own

Go back to the combinations you create last week with the city of silence game.

For each of the activities, develop the same ideas (2-3 combinations) for each activity.

Activity 1: Adding in more detail

Activity 2: Add in a character

Activity 3: What is it like in your place

Art: North American Artist

Complete the activities on the slides!

Have a great day!

Monday 13th July

Welcome to our final week of home learning! Can you believe that this is your last week in year 5? I am sure you will remember this year of your education for the rest of your life, due to the its unusual nature.

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Daily Activities:

  • Zumos – Rate your day and listen to the how to be happy for today. Not many of you have been doing this so I would like to see how many can today! It only takes 10 minutes.
  • SumDog – Spend at least 20 minutes completing training – either on maths, grammar or spelling
  • Reading – Read your own books for 20 minutes or log into Oxford Owl (www.oxfordowl.co.uk – username:hmchameleons password:hmchameleons)
  • Duolingo: Complete at least 10 minutes per day – download the app if you are able to or sign into the website.

Starter: 10 minutes

Maths – Regular and Irregular Polygons 20 -30 minutes

  1. Identify the name of each of these shapes. Identify the size of the internal angles.

These are regular polygons.

Why do we call these regular polygons?

Write a definition of a regular polygon in your own words?

2. Identify the name of each of these shapes.

These are examples of irregular polygons.

What do you notice about their sides and internal angles?

Write a definition of a irregular polygon in your own words.

Draw these into your home learning books – try to use a ruler.

English:

Task 1: After reading the poem, answer the following questions.

Task 2: Can you create an illustration to accompany each of the stanzas? Select the part of the stanza which stands out most and draw a picture or if you are feeling more ambitious, illustrate the complete stanza. Create a comic book style story board which shows the development of the cave of curiosity.

PSHE: Article of the Week

Complete the three tasks given on the activity slide.

Have a great day Chameleons!

Friday 10th July

Happy Friday! Hope that you have had a good week and completed some great learning.

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Daily Activities:

I know some of you at school don’t have access to complete daily activities as easily – please focus on Sumdog as our percentage is not so good!

  • Zumos – Rate your day and listen to the how to be happy for today. Not many of you have been doing this so I would like to see how many can today! It only takes 10 minutes.
  • SumDog – Spend at least 20 minutes completing training – either on maths, grammar or spelling – I will be giving out more coins to those that play and opening the house on Tuesday and Thursday so you can spend them!
  • Reading – Read your own books for 20 minutes or log into Oxford Owl (www.oxfordowl.co.uk – username:hmchameleons password:hmchameleons)
  • Duolingo: Complete at least 10 minutes per day – download the app if you are able to or sign into the website.

Maths:

Starter: 10 minutes

Main Task:

Calculating Angles and Lengths in Shapes

Unfortunately there is no video for this lesson from White Rose. Here are some things to remember before calculating the answers:

  • When two straight lines meet, they create an angle of 360 degrees
  • Angles in a quadrilateral shape add to 360 degrees (a four sided shapes)
  • Angles in a triangle add up to 180 degrees
  • Equilateral triangles have equal angles (60 degrees) adding up to 180 degrees
  • Isosceles triangles have 2 equal sides, 2 equal angles (at the base) and one different angle (at the point) which add to 180 degrees.
  • Scalene triangles have all different lengths and angles.
Look closely at the diagram above. Look at the corresponding colours for the angles. You do not need to work out any maths – this is an observational logic question.
Find the missing lengths on the first diagram to help you on the second.

English:

You will need your ideas lists from yesterday!

Activity 1:

Here are some great examples:

Activity 2: Feedback

Activity 3: Writing

Think carefully about how you could present the work – include illustrations, use of different colours etc… to ensure they are beautifully presented.

I would love to share some on twitter so please do send them into the class email address: year5@herbertmorrison.lambeth.sch.uk

Computing and E-Safety:

Log into Code.org and complete 30 minutes of coding. Ensure you don’t have any gaps.

E-Safety: Gaming

Activity 1: What’s great about gaming?

Draw a circle in the middle of the page and write inside online games. Create a mind map of all the different games that you play online. Also, add more information about what the game is about and the different things that gamers might e able to do in them.

e.g. talk to other, make purchases…

Add why you enjoy playing the games to your gaming mind map too.

Activity 2: Alfie and the Gamer

Sometimes in online games, someone might try to pressure another gamer into playing with them, chatting to them or going to another game or app.

Read the scenario below and write down the different ways the gamer tries to make Alfie play with them.

Give Alfie advice on what he should do next – could you write a list of 5 things Alfie could do to keep himself safe? Perhaps you could present it as a poster.



Have a great weekend Chameleons!


Thursday 9th July

Happy Thursday Chameleons Class!

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Daily Activities:

I know some of you at school don’t have access to complete daily activities as easily – please focus on Sumdog as our percentage is not so good!

  • Zumos – Rate your day and listen to the how to be happy for today. Not many of you have been doing this so I would like to see how many can today! It only takes 10 minutes.
  • SumDog – Spend at least 20 minutes completing training – either on maths, grammar or spelling – I will be giving out more coins to those that play and opening the house on Tuesday and Thursday so you can spend them!
  • Reading – Read your own books for 20 minutes or log into Oxford Owl (www.oxfordowl.co.uk – username:hmchameleons password:hmchameleons)
  • Duolingo: Complete at least 10 minutes per day – download the app if you are able to or sign into the website.

Maths:

Starter: 10 minutes

Main Task: 20 – 30 minutes

Remember, that angles around a point at to 360 degrees.

English: Writing (30 minutes)

You can magpie your ideas from here!

Geography – The Americas

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Last week, I asked you to research a state in Northern America. You were asked to find out key information about the physical geography and the human geography of the state, and then draw comparisons with the UK.

Today I would like you to present this information into a fact file about your state using paragraphs to organise your writing.

You should write three/four pargraphs with the following headings:

Introduction (Introduce your state with basic geographical information – location, continent, position in North America)

The Physical Geography of (state name)

The Human Geography of (state name)

How it compares to the UK

If you are still completing the research from last week, focus on completing this first before writing your fact file.

Enjoy your day Chameleons!

Wednesday 8th July

Happy Wednesday! I hope that the week has gone well so far. I know it feels like we have been learning from home for so long but you are all doing so well! Keep up the hard work 🙂

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Find your home learning for today below:

Daily Activities:

I know some of you at school don’t have access to complete daily activities as easily – please focus on Sumdog as our percentage is not so good!

  • Zumos – Rate your day and listen to the how to be happy for today. Not many of you have been doing this so I would like to see how many can today! It only takes 10 minutes.
  • SumDog – Spend at least 20 minutes completing training – either on maths, grammar or spelling – I will be giving out more coins to those that play and opening the house on Tuesday and Thursday so you can spend them!
  • Reading – Read your own books for 20 minutes or log into Oxford Owl (www.oxfordowl.co.uk – username:hmchameleons password:hmchameleons)
  • Duolingo: Complete at least 10 minutes per day – download the app if you are able to or sign into the website.

Maths:

Starter: 10 minutes

Main Task: 20 – 30 minutes

English:

Task 1: Spelling Test (10 minutes) Ask an adult or sibling to test you on your spellings from last week. What did you score? Are there any words that you are still finding tricky?

Task 2: Spellings (10 – 15 minutes)

Write the words down in your home learning books. Use a dictionary to define the words each of the words. Write a sentence using each word.

Click on the link below to play some free games to practice these spellings.

https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/55/55-Word-list-years-5-and-6—conv–to-en-

Grammar: 20 minutes

Complete the tasks on the slides below.

PSHE:

Activity 2:

Activity 3:

Tuesday 7th July

Good morning Chameleons 🙂 I hope you have a lovely day!

Remember if you haven’t sent me your reading, I would love to see it – send a photo of it to year5@herbertmorrison.lambeth.sch.uk

Scroll down to find your work for today.

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Daily Activities:

I know some of you at school don’t have access to complete daily activities as easily – please focus on Sumdog as our percentage is not so good!

  • Zumos – Rate your day and listen to the how to be happy for today. Not many of you have been doing this so I would like to see how many can today! It only takes 10 minutes.
  • SumDog – Spend at least 20 minutes completing training – either on maths, grammar or spelling – I will be giving out more coins to those that play and opening the house on Tuesday and Thursday so you can spend them!
  • Reading – Read your own books for 20 minutes or log into Oxford Owl (www.oxfordowl.co.uk – username:hmchameleons password:hmchameleons)
  • Duolingo: Complete at least 10 minutes per day – download the app if you are able to or sign into the website.

Maths:

Starter: 10 minutes

Main Task: 20 – 30 minutes

Identifying AnglesRevision Lesson from Year 4

It has been such a long time since you learnt about angles, it is important that you have the correct understanding of the types of angles.

Challenge: If you have a protractor at home and are able to print out the sheet, have a go at measuring the angles on the sheet.

English: Reading

The London Eye Mystery
Ted and Kat’s cousin Salim steps into a pod on the London Eye, and disappears. Now Ted and Kat must follow a trail of clues across London, racing against time. Published by Puffin.

Today’s reading lesson is on the London Eye Mystery, a book I used to teach to my year 5s last year! I hope you enjoy it and I know it is in the school library if you would like to read it when you come back to school

You can listen to Oti Mabuse read the extracts here if you would like or you can read them yourself.

Activity 1: Comprehension Questions (5- 10 minutes)

Extract 1

‘Kat?’ I said.


‘What?’


‘What does it mean when something is up your street?’

‘Huh?’

‘Salim said The Tempest would be right up my street. He acted in it at school last term.’

Kat laughed. ‘We’ve been reading it at school too. Mr Moynihan keeps making me read Miranda’s part and she’s such a … dishrag.’

I considered this. ‘So it’s not up your street?’

‘No way.’

The pod was nearing one o’clock. ‘What d’you think of Auntie Glo?’ Kat asked.

I remembered what Dad said about her leaving a trail of devastation in her wake. Then I remembered how she’d said I was like Andy Warhol, a cultural icon. ‘I don’t know.’

‘Me neither. I heard Dad say to Mum that Auntie Glo drives him bananas. And I found two empty bottles of wine on top of the fridge.’

In my mind’s eye, Aunt Gloria turned into a motorist with driving goggles and a huge consignment of bananas in the back seat.

‘You mean, she drives him bananas the same way I drive you nuts?’ I said.

‘Bananas. Nuts. Round the bend. Off your trolley. Whatever.’

She laughed and I joined in because it showed I knew what she meant even if I wasn’t sure what was funny about Aunt Gloria making Dad feel insane.

Read Extract 1 again and answer the following questions.

The questions follow the order of the text so the answer to the first question can be found near the beginning of the extract.

  1. What does Salim say is up Ted’s street?
  2. Which part has Kat been reading in school?
  3. What position is the pod at in this extract?
  4. Why did Ted laugh?

Activity 2: Summary (10 minutes)

Extract 2

We walked over to where Mum and Aunt Gloria were having coffee.
‘Let’s lie,’ hissed Kat.

‘About taking that ticket from a stranger.’

She grabbed me by the wrist so hard it hurt.

‘Lie,’ I repeated. ‘Hrumm. Lie.’

‘We could say that Salim got lost in the crowds, that he—’ She let my wrist go. ‘Oh, forget it,’ she said. ‘I know telling a lie with you is useless. And stop doing that duck-that’s-forgotten-how-to-quack look!’

We reached the table where Aunt Gloria and Mum sat talking up another storm. We stood by them in silence. A pounding started up in my ears, as if my blood pressure had shot up above normal, which is what Mum says happens to her when Kat drives her distracted.

‘There you are,’ Aunt Gloria said. ‘Have you got the tickets?’

Kat waited for me to say something.

I waited for Kat to say something.

‘Where’s Salim?’ asked Mum. ‘Not still in the queue?’

‘Hrumm,’ I said. ‘No.’

Mum looked as if Salim might be behind us. ‘Where then?’

Read Extract 2 again and think about the events that unfold.

Task: Summarise what is happening in the text.

  • Try to write 8 different phrases/clauses to summarise the plot. Challenge yourself to using a maximum of 6 words for each phrase/clause.

You can choose where to pause and write a summary. Here are a few to start you off.

  • Where is Salim?
  • A little white lie!
  • Ticket from stranger gone wrong.

Activity 3: Idioms

Ted struggles to understand what idioms are in Extract 2. Idioms are expressions that can’t be understood from the ordinary words in it. The words do not have a literal meaning. So if we say it is raining cats and dogs, we won’t actually see cats and dogs coming from the sky. Instead, we are saying that it is raining heavily.

The following idioms are included in this extract – something is up your street, drives him bananas, round the bend and off your trolley.

Can you explain what these idioms actually mean?

  • Something is up your street
  • Drives him bananas
  • Round the bend
  • Off your trolley

Can you create a list of another 6 idioms that you have heard before?

Science: Metamorphosis

Definition: What does Metamorphosis mean?

Metamorphosis in biology means the process of transformation from an immature form to an adult form in two or more distinct stages. Good examples are insects and amphibians. Life for most insects begins as a larva or nymph then progresses to the pupa stage and ends as an adult. It is easy to tell if a living thing goes through metamorphosis as the adult form does not look like the adult form in any way.

e.g. A caterpillar is not just a smaller version of a butterfly, it is completely different! The butterfly is so different, it can fly whereas the caterpillar can not.

A tadpole is not similar to a form – it is very different and lives in different places.

If we compare this to mammals, their young looks very similar to their adult form. A puppy is just a smaller version of a dog, just like a baby is a smaller version of an adult human.

Use this detailed video to create a life cycle with annotations.

Use this life cycle as a basic to add more information to. Add any facts which relate to each stage of the life cycle.

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Enjoy the rest of your day!

Monday 6th July

Welcome to the penultimate week of year 5!

It is so strange to think we are nearly finishing year 5 when I have not taught you face to face since March. I cannot believe it is July already!

Daily Activities:

I know some of you at school don’t have access to complete daily activities as easily – please focus on Sumdog as our percentage is not so good!

  • Zumos – Rate your day and listen to the how to be happy for today. Not many of you have been doing this so I would like to see how many can today! It only takes 10 minutes.
  • SumDog – Spend at least 20 minutes completing training – either on maths, grammar or spelling – I will be giving out more coins to those that play and opening the house on Tuesday and Thursday so you can spend them!
  • Reading – Read your own books for 20 minutes or log into Oxford Owl (www.oxfordowl.co.uk – username:hmchameleons password:hmchameleons)
  • Duolingo: Complete at least 10 minutes per day – download the app if you are able to or sign into the website.

Maths:

Starter: 10 minutes

Main Task: 20 -30 minutes

1a

Above are the four rules to remember in regard to turns for year 5. As long as you can recall the fraction of a turn and its equivalent degrees, then that is all there is to it.

There is no video for this worksheet but I do not think it is a very complicated lesson – it is mostly revision on work from year 3 and 4.

English:

It is time to write up your monster report!

Here is the example to help you again:

Don’t forget to include these things in your writing:

Use your idea page, your diagram, the vocabulary you looked at, and most importantly your plan to help you complete the writing.

Once you have completed the writing, please email a photo of your work to year5@herbertmorrison.lambeth.sch.uk.

PSHE: Article of the Week

As a rights respecting school, we know and understand our rights. Understanding and applying Article 2, the right to non-discrimination, helps to link with our work from last week on Black Lives Matter, and the right that everyone should have.

Listen to Danny introduce the Article we will look at today – Article 2.

As a rights respecting school, we know and understand our rights. Understanding and applying Article 2, the right to non-discrimination, helps to link with our work from last week on Black Lives Matter, and understand how children’s rights are not being respected in some places.

Read through the slides and select 3 of the 6 activities to complete.

Find the videos from the slides below:

Have a great day Chameleons class!