Welcome to Year 5
As it is the last week of the year, I have some fun English activities for you to do to help with your transition to Year 6. Watch the following clip:
and open up the following PowerPoint and Word document for this week's fun English tasks:
I have set more mathletics tasks for you to complete.
This week as it is the last week of term I am going to give you some puzzles and problem solving to try and also some maths activities linked to art.
I will let you choose which activities you want to have a go at, but try and do one thing a day.
The art/maths activities can be found on this link.https://www.stem.org.uk/resources/elibrary/resource/32834/maths-and-art. They have videos to show you what to do. The first and third activities are easier. The second activity is a bit more complicated.
The puzzles and problem solving are attached.
This week we are going to recap how you go about carrying out a practical experiment using a fair test.
Watch the following video from BBC Teach – How to make the fizziest bath bomb
Answer the following questions.
- What were the children trying to find out?
- What are the ingredients in a bath bomb?
- What gas is produced when you put the bath bomb in water?
- How did the children make it a fair test?
- What safety measures did you notice?
- What did the children discover?
- Why didn’t the lady use the fizziest result for her recipe?
Look at the following website which has simple science experiments that use things that you may have in your cupboards at home. Have a go at one of them. What did you find out? It would be great if you could email some pictures of your experiments.
I was very impressed with the models of the Anderson Shelters that some of you sent to me. Well done. This week you are going to find out about the D – Day landings on the beaches of Normandy in France in 1944. First watch the video clip BBC Teach – D – Day which explains what happened and why.
Answer the attached questions using the information sheet.
Complete the wordsearch or design a D day medal following the instructions given.
Please see this week's message from our music teacher, Mrs Lawrence:
This is our last song and set of music activities for this term. Our song will be ‘The Bear Necessities’ from ‘The Jungle Book’ movie:
I also have a few activities for you to do over the summer, if you would like to. For the younger ones, I thought you might like to make a musical instrument and then do some rhythm practice. Take a look at the links below:
Rhythm practice In the Hall of the Mountain King
Making Musical Instruments Links:
For the older children, can you name the orchestral instruments as you hear them played in this piece of music?
Listening map - Star Wars Theme
Basic Music Theory Recap:
I would also love it if you could recap a little music theory. Take a look at these two simple video tutorials. They aren’t too long. If they interest you, there are lots more you can find.
Beats and Bar lines:
Pitch (treble clef):
For those of you who already read music, don’t worry about watching the videos. Can you instead write me a 16 bar piece of music? You can print off blank manuscript paper (that’s paper we use to write music), in many different styles, here: https://www.blanksheetmusic.net
If you do this task, please do send it to your teachers to pass on to me. I would love to see your music.
Acting Through Song:
Lastly, if you enjoy performing, why not try performing/acting a song. Songs from musicals are ideal for this, but you can do it with pop songs too. Read the lyrics (that’s the words) and see if you can imagine how the character is feeling at each point in the song, then learn the song and act it out.
You can find all these songs with lyrics on YouTube. Please do check with a parent before searching for anything, though! If you would like to, you can also purchase a backing track (quite cheaply) for most songs from https://www.karaoke-version.co.uk .
On these tracks, you can alter the key (that means make the notes of the song higher or lower), if the original version is not ideal for your voice. Choose a song you really like. If you’re not sure where to start, here are a few suggestions:
(I’ve put songs sung traditionally by girls first and by boys afterwards, but please don’t let that limit you. It really doesn’t matter.)
How Far I’ll Go - Moana
Naughty - Matilda
Part of Your World - The Little Mermaid
Journey to the Past - Anastasia
Speechless - Aladdin
Can You Imagine That? - Mary Poppins Returns
Colours of the Wind - Pocahontas
The Next Right Thing - Frozen 2
Consider Yourself - Oliver
Little People - Les Miserables
I Can Go The Distance - Hercules
I Just Can’t Wait To Be King - Lion King
One Jump Ahead - Aladdin
Electricity - Billy Elliott
Lost in the Woods - Frozen 2
If Only You Would Listen - School of Rock
Easy songs for younger ones
My favourite Things - The Sound of Music
Castle on a Cloud - Les Miserables
The Perfect Nanny - Mary Poppins
When You Wish Upon a Star - Pinocchio
It’s been lovely to see a few of you on Fridays and I’m really looking forward to seeing everyone in September. I hope you have a lovely summer holiday!
Here are the previous attached letters about our singing assemblies and ideas:
Please click on the links below for previous work: