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Week Beginning 8th June 2020

Maths: This week we will work on Unit 14.  This week, make sure you use a ruler, as it is all about the properties of lines and shapes! Practice Book 5C can still be collected from the school office, if you are able to come in on your daily walk.  If you don't have the practice book then you can see the pages using our Power Maths parent link and you can answer the questions in your green book.  All the textbook pages can also be found via the Power Maths parent link.  The Power Ups and Answer Sheets can be found below. There are also two video lessons to help recognise polygons and understand points and lines.

English: This week's English lessons are on the theme of wishing stories, people have been telling this type of story for a very long time.  Often these tales have a moral, you should be careful what you wish for... How many wishing stories do you know? (Aladdin is a good one!)

Please read for at least 15 minutes each day and talk to somebody about your book. 

Your weekly spellings are listed below and these can also be practised on Spelling Shed.

If you would like to do some extra English, there is an optional comprehension activity for you.

Topic: We will be starting a new history topic this week. It is one of our favourite Y5 topics, and it follows on from your previous learning about the medieval monarchs. Our first lesson will look at what happened after the English Reformation started as this will set the scene for a fantastic historical adventure in the coming weeks.  We will complete our earth sciences topic by looking at the steps in the rock cycle and in Spanish this week we will be learning how to say where we live. Our RE lessons continue, and this week we will be learning a little more about Buddhism by learning about meditation and we have a music lesson that explores emotions in music. Dojo Challenge 9 is now available and to complete it you will need to be very patient, it's all about an early type of printing, making an anthotype.  You will need the acetate sheets you have (hopefully) managed to collect from empty packaging.  We have some more Forest Schools activities for you to try, this week we are feeling magical and mystical (probably because of the wishing stories)... 

Science: This week we will be starting a new topic and learning about light.  Our first lesson will focus on what light actually is and we will be looking at the difference between light sources and reflectors of light. We will learn about how we see by reflected light entering our eyes.

Computing: This week we have some more computing lessons for you. We know not everybody will be able to access these depending on the equipment you have, so these are an optional extra!

Philosophy: Don't forget our Brainsqueezer question.  This is from Philosophy for Children and it is designed to help you start an interesting conversation at home.  Think about the question, talk to your family about it and see if you can come up with a good persuasive argument to support your idea.  Why not share it on your Dojo portfolio and we could have a virtual discussion!

PE: This week we have a new Derbyshire Games collection of daily challenges, and you can carry on with Miss Latham's Fitness classes too. We also have more suggestions to help you can earn your Blue Peter Sports Badge.

Earth Science

In this lesson, the final lesson in our earth science topic, we will learn each of the steps of the rock cycle. We will learn how igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rock are all connected through a demonstration involving jelly beans! You will need a piece of paper, a pencil and a ruler for this lesson. We hope you have enjoyed our geology topic and it will inspire you to learn more in the future about the processes that change the surface of our earth.  Remember to keep your eyes open when you are out and about - see if you can spot any of the rock types or see any evidence of the processes we have learned about in the real world!


This photo of a ruined abbey is just one of the effects of the English Reformation which started in 1534 when Henry VIII passed the Act of Supremacy, we learned about this in our previous work on medieval monarchs. We are now going to look at how this event affected the lives of everyday people in England and this will help us to understand what we will be learning about in future weeks when we move onto learning about the life of Mary Queen of Scots.  Did you know she was actually imprisoned in Tutbury Castle four times? She almost certainly visited Hilton too!  There is a video lesson for you to watch below and some links to some Horrible Histories episodes which will help you to understand a little more about this time in history. The PowerPoint from the lesson is there too just in case you find it useful.

(HH) Bob Hales Catholic Report

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(HH) The Marriage of Philip of Spain and Mary Tudor

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Horrible Histories Queen Mary I Song


In this lesson we will be learning about meditation. We are going to learn about why Buddhists meditate, how they meditate and we are even going to practise some meditation ourselves. You will need a piece of paper, a pencil and your brain.


In today's lesson we are discussing different colours in music and how different pieces of music can make us feel different emotions. Composers are experts at creating different moods in their music, next time you watch a film, make a conscious effort to listen to the music playing in the background to see how it fits the emotion of each scene.  If you have any favourite pieces of music that makes you feel a particular emotion, why not tell us about it via your Dojo portfolio?

Dojo Challenge 9 - The Anthotype Challenge

Let's hope the weather stays lovely this week as our challenge needs bright sunshine and a lot of patience! An anthotype is an image that is created using photosensitive material from a plant. The process was originally invented by scientist Sir John Herschel in 1842. It is one of the slowest and most natural ways of photo printing. You can find full instructions on our Dojo Challenge 9 page by clicking the link below or by visiting the Dojo Challenge section of the website under the normal weekly work folders.

Blue Peter Sports Badge

Would you like to earn your 2020 Sport badge! To get your hands on this limited edition badge, all you have to do is try a new way of getting active, then send in your application form to Blue Peter via post or email. This could be trying a new sport in your back garden or learning a new skill like skipping or football tricks. Perhaps you have been doing exercise classes at home or tried a new style of dance? The only rules are:

  • You must be trying something new
  • You must be doing a physical activity

We will help you as much as we can by finding new sports activities you can try and posting them in our weekly work folders.

Once you've tried a new activity, click on the 'get this activity' button on the web link below to download the form. Once you've filled it in (and got a parent/guardian to help with page 1), you will need to attach a photo or drawing of yourself doing the activity. Once you've done that, you are ready to send it to Blue Peter!  Full details of how to apply can be found on the web page below.

Maybe this week you might like to try an outdoors and adventurous activity from the Youth Sport Trust called The Blue Egg?

The Blue Egg

Derbyshire Games Challenge

Click below for a fantastic set of XXXX challenges this week, there is a different one to complete every day. On Friday there is a competition to enter , the closing date is XXXXX and the instructions for entering are on the Friday Fun page - good luck if you decide to enter.  Don't worry about needing any specialist equipment, you can do all of this week's activities with XXXXX.

This section will be updated as soon as the resources are released.

Miss Latham's Fitness Classes

Miss Latham has two sets of fitness classes for you to try out here - get your parents to join in when they can! There are lots of different videos to choose from, this week I am concentrating on my hip openers.  Click on the link below to join in. If you want to try Miss Latham's new Cardio Combat class, you must watch her introduction video first. Enjoy!

Forest Schools

This week you could try making some woodland wind chimes, it's really relaxing to listen to them.  Is there a difference between the sounds that the bigger sticks make compared to the smaller sticks?


You could grant wishes by creating a woodland magic wand.  See if you can find an unusual stick when you are out and about on your daily walk.


Last week's picture was a photo of the beautiful Spanish city of Answer to be revealed soon!

Can you work out which Spanish city we have a picture of this week? I will reveal the answer next week!

In this lesson, we will recap our previous learning in Spanish and then learn how to answer the question ¿Dónde vives? and saying where we live in Spanish. For this lesson you will need a pen and pencil and some paper, as well as another person or a cuddly toy to have a conversation with!



This week's computing lesson uses the free program Scratch 3 again.  If you need to download this to a PC or a Mac, then all the instructions and links can be found in the weekly folder for Week Beginning 18th May.  If you are using an iPad or a phone, or you would just prefer to use the online version of Scratch 3, follow the link below.  

In this week's lesson you will be creating sprites, using sounds, controlling the sprite with the keyboard and detecting collisions. You will create a game in which you have to guide a parrot past scrolling pipes to score points! Just click on the lesson below and use the green buttons at the bottom of each page when you are ready to move on.  If you would like to, why not share a copy of your code on Dojo by sending a photo of the coding window?

Power Maths

This week we would like you to work on the following lessons:

Unit 14:

Lesson 1 - Recognising and Drawing Parallel Lines

Textbook 5C pages 104-107 and Practice Book 5C pages 78-80

Lesson 2 - Recognising and Drawing Perpendicular Lines

Textbook 5C pages 108-111 and Practice Book 5C pages 81-83

Lesson 3 - Reasoning about Parallel and Perpendicular Lines

Textbook 5C pages 112-115 and Practice Book 5C pages 84-86

Lesson 4 - Regular and Irregular Polygons

Textbook 5C pages 116-119 and Practice Book 5C pages 87-89

Lesson 5 - Reasoning about 3D Shapes

Textbook 5C pages 120-123 and Practice Book 5C pages 90-92

End of Unit Check

Textbook 5C pages 124-125 and Practice Book 5C pages 93-95

Please follow the link below to access the Power Maths Textbooks and view the Practice Book Pages. The Power Ups and the Answer Sheets are available below.

Math Antics - Points, Lines, & Planes

Math Antics - Polygons

The Ickabog by J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling's new book for children called The Ickabog is available on her website below.  There are more chapters available for you to read on The Ickabog website and you can get there by following the link below.  There's also a competition for you to enter to send in illustrations for the chapters and the best ones will be used in the book when it is published.  The information about the competition is also on The Ickabog website.  Happy reading!


If you could make a wish, what would it be?  Winning the lottery? Becoming a pop star? To live in a castle?  This week's English is based around wishing stories, and these stories have been told for thousands of years.  Usually in this type of story, the person making the wish finds that their wish has unexpected consequences.  

Be careful what you wish for, lest it come true! 

This phrase was written in Aesop's Fables, a book of tales written around 260BC, but what might it mean?

In our English lessons this week, we will be enjoying and exploring wishing stories and working on a range of activities that will lead to you having a go at writing one of your own.

When you open the booklet from the link below you will see a message asking for a charitable donation to GOSH, don't worry, we have done that on your behalf already.  Just to remind you, don't feel that you have to print the booklet out, it will be fine just to look at it on the screen and use paper or your green books to answer any questions, make notes or write your story. If you would like to use a thesaurus and you don't have one at home, there is a link to an online thesaurus you can use below.


Let's start by watching the video below.

What is Light?

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Now try answering these questions in your green book. If you are not sure of the answers, it's okay to watch the video again.

  1. What is light?
  2. What does emit mean?
  3. What is reflection?

Now draw a table like the one in the picture below and just take five minutes to make a list of the names of as many light sources and light reflectors that you can think of.

When you are ready, watch the video below about light sources.

Light Sources

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Now answer these questions in your book.

  1. Can you name a light source?
  2. Can you name a light reflector?

Light is a type of energy known as electromagnetic radiation. It is made up of photons, little particles of energy. Light travels as a wave. But unlike waves of water, or sound waves, it does not need any medium to travel through. This means light can travel through a vacuum - a completely airless space.

Light waves travel out from sources of light in straight lines. These lines are often called rays or beams of light.  

Rays of light travel from a light source and hit objects around us. The rays of light reflect, or bounce, off an object, and then travel into our eyes. This reflection of light allows us to see the object.

Now can you draw a diagram of yourself looking at an object? 

On your diagram you will need to include the following things:

  • a light source
  • yourself
  • an object
  • straight lines (drawn with a ruler) to show the path of the light from the source to the object, and then from the object to your eye, these lines will need arrows on them to show the direction in which the light is travelling.

Review Your Learning

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True or False

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Extra Comprehension for the Super Keen

Extra Maths Practice for the Super Keen