Year 5 – Wednesday 25th March

English

We’re using modal verbs today. Those words that tell us how likely something is to happen. Words like might, will, could and should.

Read and complete pages 4 and 5 of your Grammar Book. Don’t forget to read the yellow box first.

I think it’s time we did some reading, so find your Year 5 Comprehension Book and turn to page 2. Read the poem by Richard Edwards called “The Word Party” and answer the questions on page 3. I’ll put the mark scheme up here tomorrow so you can mark it.

Maths

Start by marking yesterday’s work. Thank you to all the people who spotted that I posted the wrong mark sheet yesterday. I’m just going to post the whole unit mark sheet now, so that I don’t do it again!

Mark Sheet

Today you’ll be doing Unit 11 lesson 5. We’ve looked at tenths and hundredths so for and thought about what they look like as decimals. Today we’ll be doing the same with thousandths. So, carefully work your way through the textbook before completing your practise book.

If you’re finding this unit quite tricky, I’ve put a link below for some support activities that should help you if you’re finding it difficult. They are totally optional, but I hope they help some of you.

Optional Strengthening Activities


Darwin’s Delights

We’re going to start our Innovate week now.

Future humans

Close your eyes and imagine you’ve been catapulted far into the future. You’re face to face with a human race that has gone through thousands of years of evolution. Everything is different. The environment has changed. Society has changed. Nothing looks the same. The world as you know it has changed and moved on, so how are you going to survive? What will you need in this new world?

It’s time to meet your future self.

Work through the Steps one at a time. I’ll just give you the first 3 steps today and add some more tomorrow.

Step 1) What do you think the world will be like in thousands of years? Write down your own prediction but also ask people in you house what they think and write down there ideas as well.

Step 2) What factors do you think will have the greatest influence on human evolution? Will it be climate change, population size, food sources, technology, medicine, selective breeding or something else? What do you think and why?

Step 3) Choose the factor that you think will be most influential and sketch out some ideas for how this might affect the human form. Think about how humans might adapt to suit the changing environment.