Happy New Year everyone!
Welcome to our new Spring Term!
I will be putting new home learning activities daily on this page.
These activities can be completed and saved on Hwb using J2e5. Work can be saved in class year groups in individual files.
Alternatively you could email me completed work at WilliamsN225@hwbcymru.net.
I look forward to hearing from you all.
Hello Dosbarth Magpies, a short message from your new Headteacher.
Good morning everyone! I hope you have all enjoyed watching the videos. We are ending the week with very cold weather!
Have a go at today’s activities:
Language Friday 22nd January
Starter- Spelling Activity
Main - Today is our last day working on our Talk for Writing work 'The Game'.
Use all the skills you have been practising over the last two weeks to write your own story.
Use your plan from yesterday to help you write your own story. Your story should be at least 5 paragraphs long. Take care with your sentence structure and punctuation.
* Write it
* Read it
* Check it
Maths Friday 22nd January
Play the game 'Odds or Sixes'
Visit the webpage below for instructions to play the game.
Topic Friday 22nd January
Use an online dictionary to find out the meaning of the scientific vocabulary you are unsure of.
Name two material properties for each item. Have a go at the activities on page 1 only.
Wellbeing Friday 22nd January
Fitness Challenge Circuits - Lesson 2 Beat your Personal Best
Good morning! Here are todays activities:
Language Thursday 21st January
Starter - Spelling Activity
Main - Talk for Writing 'The Game'.
So far this week you have been changing the story and adding your own ideas. Use the headings in the planner on page 22 of the booklet to plan your own story. Use your ideas that you have been working on this week.
Maths Thursday 21st January
Todays work in on Active Learn.
Book 4 - Homework sheet 4.6 & Robot Revenge
Book 5 - Homework sheet 5.6 & Reel it in
Topic Thursday 21st January
Watch the short video clip on BBC Bitesize. How to identify materials:
Read the information about different materials under the video clip on the above link.
Look around the different rooms in your home. Make a list of objects for 3 rooms. What material have the objects been made from? Why do you think they have been made with that material?
Wellbeing Thursday 21st January
Have a go at Fitness Challenge Circuits - Lesson 1 Station Challenges
Bore da! Todays activities are:
Language Wednesday 20th January
Starter - Read the picture. What is happening? Where is it? What may you expect to hear when walking down this street?
Main - Talk for Writing 'The Game'
Read page 20 of the booklet. Use the headings in the table to try a new setting for the story. Can you think of any new ideas for your story? You can either make notes or draw.
Maths Wednesday 20th January
Abacus Textbook 4 - Page 70 Write each amount using a different unit.
Abacus Textbook 5 - Page 56 Use ladder method for multiplication.
Topic Wednesday 20th January
Yesterday you searched for images of your favourite portal. Today I would like you to use your surroundings (home/garden- if the rain stops) What could you use as a portal? What natural objects could you use outdoors? i.e. trees, rocks, ponds. What manmade objects could you use? i.e. door, window, fireplace.
You can take a photograph or draw your portal and explain your reason of choice.
Wellbeing Wednesday 20th January
Try todays Martial Arts Kick Challenge:
Good morning! Activities for today are below:
Language Tuesday 19th January
Starter - Drawing Inferences
Read the sentences below and draw what is being described. Will our pictures look the same? I look forward to seeing them!
Main - Talk for Writing Year 5 'The Game'
Read page 19 of the booklet. Use your ideas from yesterday to rewrite the problem in the story. Use the sentence pattern outlined on page 19 to structure your sentences.
Maths Tuesday 19th January
Log on to Active Learn for todays activities.
Book 4 - Homework sheet 4.5 & Diamond Demolition
Book 5 - Homework sheet 5.5 & Hailstone Hullaballoo
Topic Tuesday 19th January
Fantasy Portals - What is a portal? Can you find examples of portals in fictional stories? Save a picture of your favourite portal.
Wellbeing Tuesday 19th January
Have fun with the squat thrust challenge:
Good morning everyone, I hope you are all well and are keeping safe! Last week was a fantastic week of home learning, there was lots of hard work done and some brilliant models built. Well Done! Here are todays activities:
Language Monday 18th January
Starter - Read the picture. Explain what is happening in the picture? Give reasons for your answers.
Main - Talk for Writing Year 5 'The Game'
Read the extract from the story on page 17 of the booklet.
Rewrite the problem! What other problems could the game cause? What else could come out of the game, what would it do?
Use the headings in the table on page 18 of the booklet to help you change the story.
Maths Monday 18th January
Textbook 4 - page 69 Capacity in litres and millilitres.
Textbook 5 - page 55 Multiplying 3 and 4 digit numbers by 1 digit numbers.
Welsh Monday 18th January
Play this interactive game and check your welsh spelling of words and sentences. Select the category of school to begin and then explore the other category options.
Wellbeing Monday 18th January
Try todays challenge of Star Jumping. Make sure you have enough space before you start this activity.
Good morning! Well Done everyone, you have been working so hard this week. Here are Friday's activities:
Language Friday 15th January
Starter - Spelling activity
Main - Talk for Writing - Year 5 'The Game' (See Monday language activity for link if needed)
Page 16 - Complete the passage at the bottom of the page. Add your own adjectives.
Top of page 17 - Rewrite the passage using your adjectives from previously but this time change the verbs. These are the words in bright blue.
Maths Friday 15th January
Today's activity is a practical activity (you will need a piece of paper or card), you can also complete the activity online. Please visit the website for activity details:
Topic Friday 15th January
Building a 3D model of the Ancient Citadel, Alchemy Island.
If you built your model yesterday, today you could paint/ decorate it.
Models could be built from lego or any other construction set if recyclable packaging or art /craft materials are unavailable.
Please send me a photograph of your finished model. I am really looking forward to seeing them!
Wellbeing Friday 15th January
Today's activity is 'The sock ladder challenge'.
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND EVERYONE!
Good morning everyone! Here are Thursday's activities:
Language Thursday 14th January
Starter - Spelling activity
Main - Talk for Writing 'The Game' (See Monday Language for link to download) pages 14 & 15.
Relative Clauses- Use the words who/ which/ whose/ that to give more information in a sentence.
Sentence Imitation - Use some of the same sentence structures as the story.
Maths Thursday 14th January
Active Learn maths today. Please login: activelearnprimary.co.uk and complete the following activities:
Book 4 - 4.4 Homework sheet and Bubble Burst interactive activity.
Book 5 - 5.4 Homework sheet and Marching Madness.
Topic Thursday 14th January
Build a small 3D model of the Ancient Citadel from Alchemy Island.
This activity can be topic work for today and tomorrow.
Use recycled materials to build a 3D structure.
Build your model today it can be decorated and detail can be added tomorrow. Take photographs of your model at different stages. You can email me your photographs to show your models progress.
Wellbeing Thursday 14th January
Try the Speed Bounce Challenge:
Good morning we are half way through our week! I hope you have all been enjoying the activities so far? Did you try yesterdays plank challenge? Here are Wednesdays activities:
Language Wednesday 13th January
Starter - Today is our last day to 'Read the Picture'. Look back at Mondays picture.
What do you think the spectators will do with all of the photographs and video footage they have taken? Who will they show?
Have you ever been to an event with a large crowd? Where was it? What was the occasion?
Main - Page 11-13 of 'The Game' Booklet. Reread the story and answer the comprehension questions. There are 12 questions to answer.
Maths Wednesday 13th January
Abacus Book 4 - page 12 Match each score to the correct addition. ( hint ** work out the additions and match to the score. One addition in each section does not match a score)
Abacus Book 5 -page 21 More word problems.
Topic Wednesday 13th January
Yesterday we looked at the map of Alchemy Island. We discovered that our journey starts at the Ancient Citadel. What type of building is the Ancient Citadel?
Search the internet for images of castles and fortresses, these can be real life or fantasy. Copy and paste images to make a collage.
Wellbeing Wednesday 13th January
Try the Stork Balance Challenge:
Good morning all! I hope you all had a good day yesterday and are excited to start our new topic Alchemy Island? Did you try the sock challenge? What was your score? Try todays new activities below:
Language Tuesday 12th January
Starter - Use this weeks 'Read the Picture' image from yesterday. What might the crowd be looking at? Can you sum up what is happening in the picture in 15 words or less?
Main - Talk For Writing 'The Game' pages 7-10
The sentence challenge: Put the words from the story into new sentences. look up the words in a dictionary if you are not sure of their meaning. How many sentences can you make from the words -
Pick your own word from the story and put your word into sentences.
Now that you have read the whole story complete the following:
I would like to know...
I was surprised...
Maths Tuesday 12th January
Book 4 complete Homework sheet 4.3 and Scraphead Scrabble interactive activity.
Book 5 complete Homework sheet 5.3 and Jungle Jump interactive activity.
Topic Tuesday 12th January
Here is a map and key of Alchemy Island. Can you find the starting point of our quest? Use the riddle from yesterday. Look at the key. Can you find all of the places on the map?
Make a list of places that are human (natural) features and a list of places that are physical (have been built) features.
Wellbeing Tuesday 12th January
Yesterday you tried the sock challenge, today try the plank challenge.
Good morning everyone! I hope you are all well and have had a lovely weekend? This will be our first full week of online learning. Try your best at the following activities:
** THERE WILL BE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR MODEL BUILDING (TOPIC WORK) LATER IN THE WEEK FROM RECYCLABLE MATERIALS. PLEASE SAVE TOILET ROLL/KITCHEN ROLL TUBES, YOGHURT POTS, BUTTER TUBS ETC **
Language Monday 11th January
Our starter activity for this morning is 'Read the Picture'
Which adverb could you use to describe how the crowd are looking upwards?
What equipment are people using to record the event?
Talk For Writing:
We are going to be looking at the following work booklet for our weeks activities. Download the Year 5 booklet 'The Game'
The booklet can be downloaded from
Read down to page 5 and write a prediction about what you think happens next in the story.
Now read the rest of the story. How close were your predictions?
Were there any unfamiliar words in the story? Make a list of words that you could use an online dictionary to find the meaning of. (Do not go on to the sentence challenge on page 7 as this will be tomorrows activity)
Maths Monday 11th January 2021
Abacus Book 4 children have a go at page 11 Adding several numbers
Abacus Book 5 children have a go at page 20 Word Problems
Topic Monday 11th January 2021
Our new topic for this term is... Alchemy Island
It's time to suspend your disbelief and open your mind. We're going on a magical journey to Alchemy Island!
Today I would like you to try and unravel the riddle. Use a dictionary to help with words that are unfamiliar. What does the riddle mean? What clues does it give us about Alchemy Island?
Wellbeing Monday 11th January 2021
Try this fun activity : Around the sock challenge
Good morning! Lots of great work completed yesterday, well done everyone. Have a go at todays activities.
Language Friday 8th January
Create your own spelling word list!
Use your home reading books or any other suitable book that you have at home. Make a list of 10 words from your book that you think you could use in your writing tasks.
Put your new words into sentences. Save your work and send it to me. Underline or make bold the words you have used.
For example: The weather today is extremely cold.
Ask an adult to test your spelling of your new words. Let me know your score!
Maths Friday 8th January
Chant and write out the times table you are working on. Write your own times table questions to solve.
For example: 5 x 7 =
9 x 7 =
12 x 7 =
Use a timer ( watch, phone, online ). How fast can you say your times table that you are working on? Let me know your fastest time?
Use the times table tester in the Kids' Zone section on our website (under Class Pages) to help you.
Topic Friday 8th January
Washing our hands properly is very important and a way that we can all help in combating germs and staying healthy. Look at the following slideshow of pictures that explain good hand washing techniques.
Create and design a poster promoting good hand washing.
Good morning everyone! It was great to hear from some of you yesterday, I enjoyed finding out about how you celebrated and enjoyed Christmas. Have a go at todays activities:
Language 7th January 2021
Write a New Year’s Resolution.
The New Year is seen as a time to reflect on last year and to set targets for the New Year.
Think of ideas, targets and goals for school and at home.
i.e. This year in school I resolve to…
This year at home I resolve to…
End your resolution work with a wish for 2021.
Remember to give reasons for your answers. Have a go at writing up to 5 sentences for targets/goals at home and at school.
Save your work in your folder on hwb or send it to me by email.
Maths 7th January 2021
Abacus Book 4 children have a go at page 10 below -Adding Several Numbers
Abacus Book 5 children have a go at page 14 below - Use place value to add or subtract
Put the page title at the top of your work and just write your answer by the question number. Save your work in your folder on hwb or send it to me by email.
Adding several numbers
Active Learn has been updated with new activities! Have a go at your new allocations.
Topic 7th January 2021
Yesterday you searched the internet to find examples of fictional places. I enjoyed looking at your examples.
Be creative today. You may have had some new arts and craft for Christmas? Design and draw your own fictional place. Give it a name and include many features. What would you like in your fictional place? Use your ideas from yesterday for inspiration.
You can either create your masterpiece on hwb or on paper and take a photograph? I look forward to seeing them!
Week beginning January 6th 2021:
Tell me about your Christmas day.
Be as descriptive as you can. Add important details like when you woke up, how were you feeling? What did you do on Christmas morning? What was your favourite present and why? Who did you spend Christmas with? What did you eat? What did you watch? etc.
Remember to use Capital letters and full stops. Remember to use adjectives, verbs and adverbs.
Log in to Active Learn complete some of the newly added activities
Have a go at some of these maths activites
Search the internet for images of fictional places. For example:
Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
Willy Wonka’s Factory
The Emerald City
Copy and paste images to make a collage or power point of your favourite fictional places. (the places do not have to be famous but images that appeal to you)
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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