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Week 5 - Commencing 4th May

Hello everyone and welcome to week 5 of home learning.

Remember  Friday 8th of May is a bank holiday. We have included learning resources for all five days of the week but you do not have to work on Friday if you don't want to.

As usual, we would like you to fill in and sign your reading record, practice your spellings (attached below) and work on your times table recall every day, Monday – Friday. We have also attached a handwriting booklet below so you can keep practising your handwriting.

Reading

The 25th of April is ANZAC Day. This acronym stands for Australia and New Zealand Army Corps. ANZAC Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand that commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders who served and dies in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations and the contribution and suffering of all those who have served. It is like Remembrance Day in the UK.

Monday:

  • Read through the ANZAC Day reading and answer the comprehension questions. You can choose from mild, medium or spicy.
  • Once you have completed the comprehension questions, you can mark your work in a different coloured pencil/pen.

Tuesday:

  • Read through the Dawn Service reading and answer the comprehension questions.
  • Once you have completed the comprehension questions, you can mark your work in a different coloured pencil/pen.
  • Challenge: write 2 paragraphs about the similarities and differences between ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day

Wednesday:

  • Read through the reading titled Simpson and his Donkey. Then answer the comprehension questions.
  • Once you have completed the comprehension questions, you can mark your work in a different coloured pencil/pen.

Thursday:

  •  Listen to the book ‘The Bantam and the Soldier’, a beautiful story set in World War 1. Remember to ask an adult before going online.
  • Answer the questions about the book.
  • Once you have completed the comprehension questions, you can mark your work in a different coloured pencil/pen.

Friday:

  • Listen to the book ‘Torty and the Soldier’, a beautiful story about New Zealand’s (and possibly the world’s) oldest World War One survivor. Remember to ask an adult before going online.
  • Answer the questions. Remember to ask your adults before researching online.

This year, we are taking part in the ‘Read it Again’ storybook competition online. Some of the school adults have filmed themselves reading the books and now you need to go and watch the videos and vote on your favourite. The videos and the link to the quiz where you can vote is in a folder on the ‘Home Learning’ tab within ‘The Trumpington Federation’ at the top of the page or click here.

Please make sure you vote by Saturday 9th May. Then we will count the votes and announce the winning book!

 

Maths

Practice your times tables on Times Table Rockstars

This week we are going to start to look at translation. What do you remember about translations from year 4?

Click on the links which will take you through lessons. There is a helpful video for each lesson. Remember to have a piece of paper handy! When you have finished a section, click on next activity at the bottom right of the screen.

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Friday:

There are also some activities for you to do on Education City under classwork.

There is also Maths investigation for you to do called Am I Square? (Attached at the bottom of the page)

 

English

This week we are continuing on with last week’s work on ‘The Game’. Look at the bottom of the page for sheets to help you.

Monday:

  • Check the passage about ANZAC Day for spelling and grammar errors. Re-write the passage in your neatest handwriting with the correct spelling and grammar.
  • Read through the problem section of The Game and plan a new idea for a problem on Page 18.

Tuesday:

  • Write your new version of the problem and introduce the new threat.

Wednesday:

  • Try a new setting for the story. Plan and write your new problem and set it somewhere else.

Thursday:

  • Plan a brand new finding tale. It doesn’t need to be set in school or involve a game.

Friday:

  • Write your new finding tale. Remember to read it through and check it for mistakes or how you can make improvements. Why not publish your story? There are instructions for making a mini-book on page 24.

 

Miss V’s Challenge

ANZAC Biscuits are associated with Australia and New Zealand. They were invented during World War One with ingredients that were available. The biscuits were often sent to soldiers overseas as they last a long time so didn’t spoil on the journey to the soldiers. Attached below is the ANZAC biscuit recipe (also a dairy and wheat free one, if needed) if you want to have a go at baking them! Miss V loves them!

 

History

We are going to start learning about the Victorians. Who were the Victorians? What do you know about them already?

Have a look at the research project outline (attached below) and give it a go. This can take as long as you need to so you can continue on with it next week if you need to!

Attached below is also some resources for you to use but feel free to do your own research (remember to ask your adults before you go online)

 

PE

Other Subjects

You might be interested in some of the online resources provided by the Fitzwilliam Museum. .

The Harry Potter website is always worth a visit!

The BBC are producing a range of home learning resources. Programmes can also be accessed using iplayer or the red button on a TV.