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Hello Year 5 and welcome to another week of lockdown learning - keep up the positivity you have been demonstrating through your work and attittude.  It's been lovely to receive messages from you and your parents about your home learning.  Remember, if you have any questions about your learning please email me on the class email of class5@leigh.covmat.org


Today, please send me your Maths, English, RE and any photos of the challenge of carrying out the water based Science experiment.



LO: to multiply fractions


This week is our final week on fractions and you will be learning how to multiply fractions.  I have uploaded a short video to our school You Tube channel to explain how we multiply fractions as you might find some of the MNP explanations and illustrations confusing.  A link has been sent by Marvellous Me, if you need it again please contact me on the class email year5@leigh.covmat.org and I’ll send it again.  Please make sure that you watch the video as it will make your understanding of multiplying fractions easier.  Complete the In Focus (which you will be able to easily do after watching the video) and then work your way through the lesson as you usually do.  Don’t forget the challenge.   Please email me your work today.


LO: to understand and use modal verbs


This week, we are not following Oak Academy and I’ve planned different lessons for you.  You may remember a little while ago, we spent a couple of weeks basing our work around the book The Lost Thing by Shaun Tan and this week we are going to looking at another book by Shaun Tan, this time it’s called Eric.  Today, you will need to open the link which takes you through the lesson.  You will watching a reading of the story.  I have also attached a link where you can read the story.  When you have watched the video and read the book, you will need to open up the powerpoint about modal verbs and work your way through it.  You should remember modal verbs as you completed a lesson with the supply teacher whilst I was off poorly.   All the instructions for today’s lesson will be on the first sheet.  Your tasks for the lesson will follow on (all on one document).  Please email me your work today.


The Curious Case of Dr Salamander – Chapter One


This week’s book on Fiction Express is The Curious Case of Dr Salamander.  You will find this in the Level 2 books – the front cover is a brick wall covered in wanted and missing posters.  Please read Chapter 1 and then answer the quiz questions.  Don’t forget that I can see how long it has taken for you to read the chapter and also your quiz score!  So, don’t whizz through just so it ticks the box to say you’ve read the chapter – this won’t improve your reading skills and you will find the tasks tricky to complete.  Today, after you have finished reading chapter one and completed the quiz you will need to complete the crossword which is another way of demonstrating your comprehension of the story so far.


LO: to understand Jesus as a healer


Continuing our unit of What would Jesus Do? today we are looking at how Jesus healed others.  You will be learning how this is linked to feeling thankful to God and Jesus.  You will need to read the story of how Jesus Heals Ten Lepers (click on the link to do this).  There is also a short, animated story on You Tube for you to watch.  When you have read, watched and understood the story, I want you to think about what you are thankful for.  It might be related to yourself, your family, our school.  Now think how you would say thank you to God for these.  Your main activity today is to write a prayer thanking God for all the things you are thankful for.  Like the leper, who was thankful to Jesus, perhaps you might want to thank God for the people who are looking after us during this pandemic and for the people keeping us safe.  When you have finished writing your prayer please be decoratively creative.  I would like to print out the prayers and display them in the classroom for when we return to school.  Please send me your finished prayer.


LO: to investigate which factors affect an object's ability to float


Today’ lesson is looking at how objects float (buoyancy).  As you follow the online lesson you will need to make predictions for the experiments that Ms Hummel will be carrying out.  Read through each of the slides and then complete the online quiz.  Have a go at carrying out your own experiments using the knowledge you have learnt about upthrust, weight and buoyancy.  I’d like to see photos of your experiments – please email them to me and we can add them to our Science display.