St Mary Magdalen Catholic

St Mary Magdalen's
Catholic Junior School

Year 5

Welcome to the Year 5 Learning Page!

 Here, you will find information regarding the key learning happening in Year 5 across the year, as well as useful links to support your child’s learning and dates for your diary.

 This term, we are delighted to welcome children back to school, and have been extremely impressed with the maturity and diligence they have shown when adjusting back to school life so far. We will be continuously practising procedures to ensure we are keeping safe while at school. We appreciate your support and patience while we do this, by adjusting to new timings and routines in school. If you have any questions, please call the school office and make a phone appointment with your child’s teacher.

 Thank you for your continued support,

 Miss Doust, Miss Mughal and Miss Gillingham

 

Meet the Team - Year 5

 

Key Learning

Our book during the first half of the Autumn Term will be ‘Journey to Jo’burg’ by Beverly Naidoo. Through this book, we will be learning about the history and geography of South Africa, including influential people, such as Nelson Mandela, and the impact of Apartheid on the South African people. We will then move on to ‘The Kites are Flying’, written by Michael Murpurgo, which explores the Israel/Palestine conflict and how this effects people living there and the wider world. We will also be looking at these topics during our writing lessons, which will be based on these books.

 Please see the Autumn Newsletter and Curriculum Map below, for more information about our learning.

Curriculum Map 

Autumn Newsletter  

Homework

 Please find the homework for this week (21st-25th September) below:

Monday (due Wednesday): Education City Activity ‘Spelling Assessment’ to practise the Year 3/4 Spelling List.

Wednesday (due Friday): Information Retrieval Comprehension Worksheet.

Friday (due Monday): Maths Rounding Worksheet.

Videos and Resources Summer 2 Week 7

Timetable: Below is a suggested timetable to follow for this week; we understand that it may not always be possible to complete all activities in the times given, so please adapt if needed.

View document wk_14_y5_timetable_wb_13-07-20.pdf

Google ClassroomGoogle Classroom is a simple and effective way for teachers to share resources and distribute tasks, including home learning, to their pupils. It can be accessed from any device connected to the internet – laptops, desktop computers, tablets or mobile phones. We will be using this to support our learning next year. Please take some time this week to log on to the classroom and join your class, where you will see that an assignment has been set for you.

If you haven't already, you will receive your username and password from your class teacher, along with a code to join your class. There are instructions and videos on the school website under Subject Areas - Computing to show you how to access the classroom:

https://marymag.brent.sch.uk/Computer-science/

 

Religious Education: Thank you for all of your hard work in Religious Education this year. You have learned so much! Please make use of the links on the school’s website, where you can engage in prayer, reflection and worship.

 

Close Reading: Read chapters 45-56 of The 1,000 Year Old Boy with Miss Kennedy.  Pause the video and answer questions when prompted.  No writing needed. 

Monday:

Tuesday:

Wednesday:

For the remainder of the week, and into the first few weeks of the Summer holidays, please continue to read The 1,000 Year Old Boy at your own pace. When you have finished the book, have a go at completing the quizzes below, to test your understanding of the book:

 

Comprehension: Character Description - Word Meaning (Lesson Two)  

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/english/character-description-reading-comprehension-fact-retrieval-year-5-wk2-1#slide-2

Click on the above link to start the video.  Follow instructions given. 

 

Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar: Time for another mini SPaG assessment. Put your knowledge to the test and see if you can beat last week’s score. 

View document year_5_english_grammar_and_punctuation_test_4.pdf

 

Writing: This week, we will be writing letters to our Year 6 teachers. Although we do not know who they are yet, we can start thinking about what we want them to know about us, what we want to know about Year 6, and how we can impress them with our writing.

Use the planning sheet below, to begin generating ideas, then write your letter using your best handwriting. Try to write a paragraph for each section on the plan, and include as many of the writing features we have learnt this year as possible!

View document letter_to_my_teacher_plan.pdf

 

Humanities:  LI: To describe how different types of evidence tell us different things about the past and understand why contrasting arguments and interpretations occur.  Children to complete the task below. Challenge - compare archeology to another type of historical research - what are the pros and cons?


PE: 
Please have a go at The Body Coach PE lessons or the activities from Mark Dyson on the school website.

Spanish: To learn about Spanish culture and traditions.

https://kahoot.it/challenge/09772200?challenge-id=94dbfa08-cc48-4a95-af08-9b8b4140f811_1594124776233 

 

Music: All Music activities can be accessed through Brent Music’s Online Portal. These activities are updated weekly.  If you have not yet obtained your unique login details to The Music Portal, please click on this link:  https://forms.gle/8Er3aRGurbrrURfA7  and complete the online form. 



PSHE: Do you want to be a hero? https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/do-you-want-to-be-a-hero-893ee5/activities/2  (Click on the play button to start the video and follow the instructions) 

In today’s lesson, you will be looking at some of the heroes in the NHS who have worked tirelessly to protect us.  So many doctors and nurses have come out of retirement to help-we need a new generation to support our wonderful NHS. As Deputy Prime Minister, you will write a speech, convincing children across the country to use school to develop the skills needed to succeed in working for the NHS.  

 

Science: Materials - Complete the end of unit quiz and use self-assessment to find out your score. 

View document changes_of_materials_-_assessment__1_.pdf

Videos and Resources Summer 2 Week 6

Timetable: Below is a suggested timetable to follow for this week; we understand that it may not always be possible to complete all activities in the times given, so please adapt if needed.

View document wk_13_y5_timetable_wb_06-07-20_.pdf

Religion: Please continue to work through the Catholic Social Teaching booklet below:

View document learning_at_home_a5_b___the___principles_of_catholic_social_teaching__.pdf

Close Reading: Monday-Thursday: Read chapters 32-44 of The 1,000 Year Old Boy with Miss Kennedy.  Pause the video and answer questions when prompted.  No writing needed. 

Comprehension: Character Description - Fact Retrieval (lesson One)  

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/english/character-description-reading-comprehension-fact-retrieval-year-5-wk2-1#slide-2

Click on the above link to start the video.  Follow instructions given. 

 

Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar: Time for another mini SPaG assessment. Put your knowledge to the test and see if you can beat last week’s score. 

View document year_5_english_grammar_and_punctuation_test_3.pdf

Writing: This week we will edit and improve our stories from last week, using the checklist below to help. We would love to read your stories, if you would like to email them to us!

View document story_writing_checklist_year_5.pdf

We will also begin writing letters to the teachers you will have in Year 6. Although we don’t know who these are yet, it is useful for them to see your brilliant writing skills and learning lots of interesting things about you! To prepare for this, we will be doing some handwriting practise this week, to ensure our letters are written as beautifully as possible.

Use the link below to watch the videos, practise the joins, focusing on the tricky letters - z and x. Don’t worry if you can’t print the worksheets, you can still practise using lined paper.

https://www.teachhandwriting.co.uk/continuous-cursive-refiners-choice-3.html

Once you have had a go at practising, complete the worksheet below:

View document continuous_cursive_script.pdf

Maths: This week, we will be revising our learning this year in Maths:

Monday - questions 1-10 in the reasoning assessment.

Tuesday - questions 11-19 in the reasoning assessment.

View document year_5_-_reasoning_-_spring_2019.pdf

Wednesday - mark assessment using the answers below, and use table to find out where the gaps in your knowledge are:

View document year_5_-_mark_scheme-_reasoning_and_problem_solving.pdf

View document assessment_tracker.pdf

Thursday - use Education City to revise the areas you found difficult in the assessment. Type the topic you need to revise in the search bar and choose an appropriate activity. 

Friday - Arithmetic assessment. Mark this when finished and revise strategies. 

View document year_5_-_arithmetic_-_spring_2019.pdf

View document year_5_-_mark_scheme-_arithmetic_docx.pdf

Humanities: LI: To find out how and when England became a unified country. 

By the 900s, the Anglo-Saxon kings were enjoying a ‘golden age’. King Edgar, who ruled from 959 to 975, was admired across Europe and England was enjoying a more peaceful and prosperous era. The Vikings still occupied the Danelaw but the two kingdoms remained separate. 

However, this golden age was not to last. By 1016, England had become a unified country under the control of a single Viking king. Why do you think this might have happened? How could a prosperous dynasty have ended? 

Your task today will be to find out what happened and to do this, you will need to find out about some key historical figures. Look the names on the slides. Have you heard of any of these people? How could we find out about them?

Task: Read through the Character Cards one at a time and use the information to find out how England became a unified country under the control of a Viking king. On worksheet 6A, complete the flow diagram to show what happened and when. Use the sentence cards to help you.  

Challenge: Find out how England came to be under the control of a single king using a variety of sources of information. Find out about each of the key characters on worksheet 6B and record what you find out. Then write a historical account of what happened between the reigns of Edgar and Cnut. 

View document vikings_vs_anglo-saxons_slide_6.pdf

View document vikings_vs_anglo-saxons_work_6.pdf


PE: 
Please have a go at The Body Coach PE lessons or the activities from Mark Dyson on the school website.

 

Spanish: LI: To learn how to order food.

 

Music: All Music activities can be accessed through Brent Music’s Online Portal. These activities are updated weekly.  If you have not yet obtained your unique login details to The Music Portal, please click on this link:  https://forms.gle/8Er3aRGurbrrURfA7  and complete the online form. 


PSHE
: ‚ÄčThe Five Ways  to Wellbeing - ‘Take Notice‚Äč’  

Complete tasks and answer questions asked in the video.  

https://www.bbc.com/ownit/curations/five-ways-wellbeing-collection   

 

Science: Our focus this week is on reversible and irreversible changes. Have a look at the lesson and then complete the activities set by Mr Farrell. 

View document identifying_changes_activity_sheet.pdf

View document irreversible_changes_activity_sheet.pdf

Art: Architecture study. Using your design from last week, create a model using household items (popsicle sticks, straws, paper clips, cardboard etc). Try to keep the model no taller than 40cm high. Send photos of your sculpture to your teacher.