Year 5 – Monday 23rd March

Year 5English

We’re going to start this week with some SPAG (stop cheering at the back!)

You should have got a book called “KS2 English Grammar Year 5” – we’ll call it your Grammar Book for short.

Over the first few weeks we’ll make sure that we know all the names of the different word types, and we’re starting with nouns.

Turn to page 2. It’s really important that you read, read again and understand the yellow box at the top of the page, that is where the learning is and that is the important bit.

You need to understand what these four terms mean: 1) Nouns 2) Concrete nouns 3) Abstract nouns and 4) Collective nouns.

Once you understand it, complete questions 1 and 2. You can write in the book but it must be neat! Remember that we need to see all these books when school reopens.

When you’ve completed the page, open your nice new writing book and write today’s date.

Your learning objective is: LO to understands that there are different types of noun.

Write a sentence explaining what a noun is and then give 5 examples.

Write a sentence explain what a concrete noun is and then give 5 example.

Do the same for abstract nouns and collective nouns.

Well done – you’ve done your first lesson, go to break, it’s Year 5 on the climbing frame!

Year 5 – Maths

Turn to Unit 11-Lesson 3 in your Textbook.

Today we learning about changing decimal numbers into fractions.

Read the “Discover” section and see if you work out how to do it before carefully reading the “Share” section. Remember that Sparks the cat is usually helpful! Carefully look at the number line to see how decimals and fractions are related and use your place value chart if it helps.

The big thing to get your head around this lesson is that 0.1 is one tenth. If you know that, you should be able to work through questions 1 and 2 in the “Think Together” section. If you want to write the answers in your jotter, you can, but don’t have to. The important thing is that you work through the questions and know how to work them out.

On question 3, be careful to work out the size of the jumps on the number line before trying to work it out. Let Dexter help you and don’t get put off by Astrid!

When you’re done, move to your practise book and complete the lesson starting on p136. Please write and underline the date. Remember that 0.1 is a tenth and 0.25 is a quarter.

We’ll mark the lesson tomorrow, so please find a green pen, pencil or felt tip before tomorrow’s lesson.

Darwin’s Delights

During our topic we have learnt about how natural selection means that, over time, species have evolved to suit their changing environments. Sadly, sometimes environments change so quickly that the species do not have the time to adapt.

Use websites to identify and list animal species that are at risk of extinction. Choose three animals from the list, including one each from the UK, a European region and North or South America. Find out what factors are endangering these species, such as human activity, habitat or climate change. Create a poster to inform others about the factors that are endangering the three species. Write captions that explain the importance of the species to the world as a whole.

Note: The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) website has a species directory that lists the conservation status of each animal. Even before humans were a factor, endangerment and extinction was caused by natural factors, including overspecialisation, competition, sudden climatic change and catastrophic events like volcanic eruptions and earthquakes.