Category Archives: Year 5 Homework
For the past few weeks in literacy, we have become very familiar with the story of Romeo and Juliet. Your task it to pick one key event from the story and write a newspaper report about it. Some events you could pick from could be: the feud between the Montagues and Capulets, the fight between Tybalt, Mercutio and Romeo, Romeo’s banishment, Romeo and Juliets death.
Remember to include a catchy headline, a standfirst (who, what, when and where), direct and reported speech, interesting vocabulary and when adverbials. We did a unit on newspaper reports in the autumn term so think about what you learnt then.
In maths, we have been continuing to learn about fractions. Please answer the following questions in your learning log and show your working. Use the <, > or = symbols to compare the following fractions.
1) 1/3 1/5 2) 9/10 1/4
3) 5/6 4/8 4) 4/3 8/7
5) 1/2 2/3 6) 7/4 11/6
Remember, you need to convert the fractions so they have a common denominator before you compare them.
Our Science topic this term has been the Earth, Sun and Moon. In your learning log, pick any area of space that you wish to learn more about and do some research on it. Then use your research to create a fact file on your chosen area. Some ideas of things you may wish to research: Other planets in the solar system, black holes, stars, space travel.
Homework is due in on: Thursday 14th April.
Have a happy and safe holiday!
In maths, we have been been learning to compare fractions. Complete the following questions by inserting the < , > or = sign between the fractions. Remember to work out your answers first, do not just guess by looking at the numbers!
Eg; 1/3 < 1/2
1) 2/3 5/6 4) 3/4 3/8
2) 2/4 1/2 5) 2/3 3/6
3) 3/5 4/10 6) 1/2 4/6
Like always, learn the next set of spellings in your booklet. As well as this, please make sure you know what each word means and write it in a sentence.
If you have been given lines for our Easter assembly, please make sure you learn them and practice saying them in a loud, clear voice.
In literacy, we have been learning about Romeo and Juliet. Use your knowledge of the story to write your own version. You may want to change the setting, the characters and some of the events that happen in the story. You can even turn it into a modern version. Please hand write your work to practice your handwriting.
If you work on the ‘all‘ target on your WILF in school, please do not change anything. Write the story of Romeo and Juliet as you have learnt it.
Remember to use:
Interesting vocabulary, adverbial phrases, relative clauses and figurative language.
Think about what you have learnt in class to help you and make sure your presentation and quality of writing is to a year 5 standard!
Do not forget that your story has to be interesting enough to engage the reader.
Please complete exercise 8 in your CGP book and practice any activities related to finding fractions of amounts on My Maths and Sumdog.
Homework is due in on Thursday 17th March 2016.
As always, if you have any issues or questions, please speak to Miss Lakha or Miss Mistry before the deadline.
Next week, in literacy we will be beginning a new unit based on Shakespeare’s famous story of Romeo and Juliet. As part of our unit, we will be doing some drama work to help us understand the story. To help make this a fun experience, we would like you to make your own dagger/sword and bring it to school next week. As well as this, please research the type of clothing that people would have worn in the 1300-1400’s and then think about how you can put an outfit together that looks similar to the ones worn during that time period.
Remember, you do NOT have to go out and buy anything! Be creative and use something that you already have at home! You will need your outfit for Friday 4th March.
Fire Safety Assembly
This week, year 5 had a a special assembly about fire safety. Design a poster to educate others about fire safety. How can they prevent a fire from starting? What can they do to be prepared in case of a fire? What should people do if there is a fire in their house?
Use pictures and writing on your poster. Please use only one page in your learning log for this.
On Thursday this week, year 5 was transformed into a Harry Potter style potions lab. You had the chance to create your own potions using the magical ingredients that were provided. Write a set of instructions for your own potion. What is your potion for? What is it called? Think about how the Polyjuice potion WAGOLL that you read in class was written and use it as a guideline to help you write your instructions.
Practice answering the following questions in your learning log using the methods you’ve learnt in class. Please show your working out.
1) 739 x 34 4) 545 ÷ 5
2) 547 x 54 5) 823 ÷ 6
3) 385 x 78 6) 838 ÷ 4
7) In assembly we have to sit in rows of 16. If there are 196 children in the hall, how many full rows of six will there be?
8) Molly writes 54÷3 = 18 on her whiteboard. Her friend Kajal says it’s wrong. Who is right? How do you know?
‘I have a Dream’ project
If you didn’t get a chance to finish your positivity poem in class, please complete it before next Friday (12.2.16).
Also, please practice the ‘Yes you can’ song by Donnie McClurkin.
Homework is due in on Thursday 11th February.
Please complete exercise 7 in your CGP book. Also, remember to keep practicing your multiplication and division methods that you have learnt in school.
‘I have a Dream’ project
5SL – please complete your positive word posters by next Friday.
Use an empty milk bottle, make your own elephant. Remember, you do not have to go and buy any materials, recycle things you have already got at home and be creative!
Here is a link to a video which shows you how to make a milk bottle elephant in case you need help.
Homework is due in on Thursday 4th January.
‘I have a Dream’ Project
Please write out your ‘I have a Dream’ speech neatly on some paper. If you don’t have any paper, please ask your teacher for some.
Last week, you were asked to create your own mythical creature. Your task this week is to use that mythical creature and write your myth. Think about all the different Greek myths you have heard this week to help you.
Remember to include: Interesting vocabulary, correct punctuation, adverbial phrases, time connectives, figurative language, relative clauses.
In maths, year 5 have been practicing written methods for multiplication and division. Please practice the method you have learnt for multiplying by two digit numbers.
1) 123 x 23 = ? 4) 783 x 57 = ?
2) 321 x 42 = ? 5) 623 x 48 = ?
3) 536 x 45 = ? 6) 825 x 63 = ?
7) The value of £1 is roughly 12 times the value of the Hong Kong dollar. If a watch costs £234, how much does it cost in Hong Kong Dollars?
8) A plane travels at 885 km an hour. If the plane travels at this speed for 17 hours, how far would it travel?
In literacy, we will be beginning a unit on Greek Myths and Legends. Greek myths are well known for their mythical creatures. Your task is to create your own mythical creature and draw a picture of it. Then write a descriptive paragraph about your creature. What does it look like? What is it called? Where does it live? What powers does it have? Does it guard/protect anything special? Use your imagination!
Please do your homework on some paper. How you present it is up to you, be creative!
Please continue to practice your times tables so that you can recall them quickly and confidently.
Homework is due in on Thursday 21st January 2016.
As always, remember your work must be presented and completed to a year 5 standard. Please see Miss Lakha or Miss Mistry before the deadline if you have any problems.
In literacy, we have begun the new term by looking at performance poetry. We are learning to write a poem based on stormy weather using figurative language (similes, metaphors and personification). In your learning log, create a single bubble with ideas of figurative language for stormy weather. Then use these ideas to write your own poem. Think about what you have learnt in class so far to help you.
Our new history topic this term is the Ancient Greeks. Choose one ancient Greek god or goddess to research (eg; Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, Aphrodite, Apollo, Athena). Then use your research to write a paragraph about your chosen god or goddess. This will help you when we look at Myths and Legends in literacy later this term.
Please complete exercise 6 in your CGP maths book.
Also, remember to keep practicing all of your times tables so that you are able to recall them quickly and confidently.
Please make sure that all of your homework is up to a year 5 standard, including presentation!
Deadline: homework is due in on Thursday 14th January. As always, if you have any problems, please see Miss Lakha or Miss Mistry before the deadline.