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Year 5

Welcome to the Year 5 area! Your one-stop shop for updates on the latest topics, homework, trips and news. 

Mayans

 

This half-term, we will be journeying into the rainforests of Central and South America to learn about the Ancient Maya and their amazing civilisation. As part of our learning, we will be making masks, trying their foods we still enjoy today, understanding their very different ways of living, learning some of their myths (as well as writing our own!), and playing some of their sports!

This will contrast nicely with our learning about Vikings, who were around at the same time, so we can examine the similarities and differences.

   Mural fragment from Bonampak of musicians and dancers. Note the vibrant blue color, Maya blue. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons 

YEAR 5 HOMEWORK 

 

Maths

This week, ahead of our new fraction topic in Maths, we would like you to research real-life fractions.

Please try and think beyond the classic slices of pizza and/or cake, and find some examples from topics that interest you. Some examples are below:

 

Tottenham won 5/7 of headers

 

 ½ of the trolley is through the wall on Platform 9 ¾

 

We would like this to be presented either:

  1. A) In your Learning Logs
  2. B) Or on paper suitable for display

We look forward to receiving all four quarters of Year 5’s interesting findings next week!

Due Wednesday 24th January

 

Maths

Please log on to Mathletics.  If you do not have your username and password, please speak to your teacher. When you log on, there will be a couple of tasks waiting for you. When you have completed these, feel free to explore the rest of the website and play some more games!

Spellings

For the last week or so, we will be revising all of the spellings we have learnt and practiced this term. All of them are found below. Your child will know if they are list 1 or 2. 

Spring 1

LIST 1

Mayan Topic Words

i before e, except after c

ibly and ably suffix

Homophones

Mayans

shield

sensibly

lead

cacao

chief

considerably

led

pyramid

achieve

adorably

desert

glyphs

believe

noticeably

dessert

sacrifice

ceiling

enjoyably

poor

civilisation

perceive

comfortably

pour

sculpture

fierce

possibly

knew

Mexico

shriek

incredibly

new

jaguar

ancient

horribly

bye

priest

relieved

visibly

buy

archaeologist

weird

forcibly

by

 

List 2

because

other

even

until

through

tell

which

water

cried

went

suddenly

really

people

coming

jumped

friend

clothes

across

wrong

pulled

liked

 

  1. Finding/ highlighting words within words Eg. There is a rat in separate.
  2. Mnemonics E.g. Big Elephants Can Always Upset Small Elephants (because).
  3. Seed Write! Set a timer, how many times can you write your word accurately in 2 minutes.
  4. Practise spellings using paint, chalk or even writing them in sand, sugar or shaving foam.
  5. Bounce a ball outside, one bounce per letter.
  6. Write words with eyes closed.
  7. Play hangman.
  8. Drawing the word – use an image to help visualise the spelling.
  9. Sounding out words as they are spelt. Eg. Wed-nes-day. ‘Say it silly’!