# Year 5 Homework 29/11/18

Literacy

Write a detailed description of the King Minos.

Remember, when describing a person, use punctuation for parenthesis. (),-

Also, make sure you include as many sentences types as you possibly can. See below for some examples.

• The more the more- The more King Minos thought about it, the more aggravated he got.
• 2 adverb sentence- King Minos slowly and cautiously created a deal with the King of Athens
• 2 A sentences- He was a tall, awkward man with an old, crumpled jacket.

Numeracy

Complete the worksheet on Multiplying and dividing numbers by 10, 100 and 1000.

Science

Complete the worksheet on Forces.

RE

On an A4 piece of paper, draw out the Nativity scene. After you have drawn the characters, label what each character symbolises. For example- The Lambs symbolise Christ’s Innocent and coming sacrifice.

# Science Experiment

Today we designed and created our own parachute’s for a science lesson looking at forces. We looked at how air resistance works against gravity to decrease the rate that which an object falls. We created 3 different parachutes and ensured our testing was fair, as we only changed one variable (independent variable).

# Science Investigation (Air Resistance) :)

Today in Science, we were investigating the effects of air resistance.

This was our challenge:

We pretended that The Super Skydiving Company were redesigning the parachute they use to allow people to perform skydives from airplanes. We had to make sure the parachute they used was perfect and allowed the customer to fall from the airplane as slowly and safely as possible.

Each group made three different parachutes using a sheet of card, string and a paperclip. We kept the paperclip and length of string the same each time (these were our controlled variables). Our independent variable (the thing we changed each time) was the size of the sheet of card. Our dependent variable- the thing which we measured- was the time it took for the parachute to reach the ground.

The perfect parachute was the one that made the person fall the slowest. We found that the parachute that had the largest sheet of card took the longest to reach the ground. We found that the parachute with the largest sheet of card reached the ground last. This was because air resistance pushed it up with the biggest force.

# Year 5 Jonah: What have we been learning this week?

This week in Jonah class, we have been looking at long multiplication (which can be quite tricky to understand at first).

By way of deepening our understanding of the process, we drew on our desks and used place value counters to help us to understand each step.

In particular, this practical lesson really helped us to understand why we use our place holder. We could see that every time we multiplied by a multiple of 10, there were never any 1s left in the 1s column.

Not only did we have a lot of fun during this lesson but the children also now feel a lot more confident with long multiplication! 🙂

# 5 Amos Maths fun

This week in Mathematics we had great fun drawing on the tables creating columns. We used 100’s, 10’s and 1’s counters to solve tricky number sequences like 245X12.

# Year 5 Homework 22/11/18

Remember to practise your spellings and multiplications and to read your reading record every night (minimum 10 pages). Please remember to get your reading record signed also – indicate the name of the book and pages being read eg. Charlie and the Glass Elevator, Pages 1 – 52. Your spelling test takes place on Friday mornings.

Literacy

Write a detailed setting description inspired by this picture.

Remember, when describing a setting, it is a great idea to make use of your 5 senses! What can you see, smell, hear, touch and taste?

Also, make sure you include as many sentences types as you possibly can. See below for some examples.

• 2A sentence – the deep, dark forest
• 2 adverb sentence – Drops of rain dripped slowly and eerily from the tips of the leaves to the ground.
• Trailing off sentence- Nobody entered the forest and came out alive…

Numeracy

Complete the worksheet on long multiplication.

• X by Ones
• Place holder
• X by Tens
• Comma

Science

Complete the worksheet on Forces.

RE

Next week, we will be working together as a class to fill a Christmas gift box for a 15-year-old boy who doesn’t have as much as we do.

For your RE homework, please write a letter to this boy, wishing him a lovely Christmas. We do not know the religion of the boy who will be receiving our lovely gift, so perhaps you could explain to him why we celebrate Christmas and some of our traditions.

# 5 Amos- Religious Studies art work

This week in Religious Studies we have been following Luke’s Gospel recount of the birth of Jesus. After hearing the story and retelling in our own words, we then used this information to paint a scene from the story using a variation or acrylic and water paints.

# Year 5 Amos – Interfaith week

This week we had a talk by Mr, Silver to talk about Judaism.

He spoke about the religion and how they celebrate different religious festivities.  He also spoke about the similarities between Catholicism and Judaism.

This was a fantastic experience for the children to broaden their knowledge and understanding of culture and religion.

# Year 5 Homework 15/11/2018

Remember to practise your spellings and multiplications and to read your reading record every night (minimum 10 pages). Please remember to get your reading record signed also – indicate the name of the book and pages being read eg. Charlie and the Glass Elevator, Pages 1 – 52. Your spelling test takes place on Friday mornings.

Literacy

Competition (Spooky Sagas)

There is a Young Writers competition happening all over the UK that we want you all to enter!

You need to write the spookiest story you possibly can! There are many prizes to be won and the winner’s story may even be published in a book!

Good luck!

Numeracy

Complete the worksheets on factors and multiples.

Topic

Research a Greek goddess and create a fact file on her.

RE

This week, we looked at Luke’s Gospel story of ‘The Annunciation’, when God sent the Angel Gabriel to Mary to deliver the good news that she would be conceiving and giving birth to Jesus.

Create a picture depicting this story. We have attached some pictures below for inspiration.

# Year 5 Homework 08/11/18

Remember to practise your spellings and multiplications and to read your reading record every night (minimum 10 pages). Please remember to get your reading record signed also – indicate the name of the book and pages being read eg. Charlie and the Glass Elevator, Pages 1 – 52. Your spelling test takes place on Friday mornings.

Literacy

Complete the reading comprehension on Michael Morpurgo.

Numeracy

Complete the worksheet on long multiplication.

1. X by tens
2. Place holder
3. X by tens
5. Comma

Science

Complete the worksheets on Forces.

RE

This week we looked at Saint Francis of Cabrini and how her belief in God shaped her actions and choices. She dedicated her life to helping orphans and other people in need, just like Jesus.

What actions and choices do you make that you think are influenced by your belief in God?