Learning Together at Home – 27.04.20

Monday 27th April 2020

Hello P5H,

Hope you had a wonderful weekend and were able to enjoy the sun!

Here is today’s learning. As always, please get in touch if you need anything.

Have a fantastic day,

Miss Martin



Spelling – We are learning to spell unfamiliar words using our spelling rule. Please see the document for this week’s activities. SPELLING P5 WEEK 25


Reading – We are learning to make predictions.

One of the next Literacy Circle tasks we are going to look at (we have already been introduced to Visualiser and Vocabulary Builder) is Predictor. To begin we will think about making predictions with the task below.

Task: Watch the clip but please note when to pause the clip in order to make your predictions. Each time you pause the clip ask yourself the question “What will happen next and why do you think this?” Think about any evidence from the clip. Write your predictions down and share these on Teams if you wish (would love to see some of your predictions!).


Pause the clip when:

  1. You first see the pigeon (sat on top of the bench).
  2. The pigeon falls inside the briefcase
  3. The agent (man) picks up the bagel/bread
  4. The missile is launched (heading to Moscow

Extension task: Create a comic strip based on a mission spoilt by the pigeon.


Word of the day – “light-hearted”

Remember to copy the word into the back page of your jotter and find/record the definition.

Optional Task:  Tell a Story using the sentence starter below

It all started as light-hearted fun, but…


Mental Maths – We are learning to say numbers by understanding the value of digits.

Choose one of the lists and say the number. For example, the first one in the Super list would be forty two thousand, one hundred and ninety three.


Extension – round each number to the nearest 100. E.g Number 1 in the Super list would be 42 200 as 193 is closer to 200 than 100.

Numeracy – We are learning to plot fractions on a number line.

Star steps – divide the number line into how many parts is shown in the denominator

– count along the number in the numerator

If you have not already done so then please complete the Sumdog Assessment set on Friday. I have extended the deadline as know some of you are experiencing technical difficulties. It is now set for tomorrow at 5pm. If you are unable to complete it in this time then please let me know.

From the people who have completed the assessment it shows that a lot of people are finding fractions on a number line tricky so that is what we will look at this week when studying fractions to make sure everyone understand fractions as a number/quantity.

However here is a little song to get you thinking about fractions in general to begin with:


Now thinking about fractions on a number line:

Complete one of the tasks by plotting each of the fractions on a number line. Lay out a new number line between 0 and 1 (between the two numbers for Spectacular) for each question.




Here are a couple of drama activities to brighten up your Monday (if you have any younger siblings you may wish to lead these games, if not then try to play them with someone else at home):

Fortunately – Unfortunately

This can be played with 2 or more people (although an odd number works particularly well as the sentence starter changes each time).

*        Gather your players in a circle. Discuss the meaning of the words ‘fortunately’         and ‘unfortunately’.

*        Choose someone to to start with a story opener of their own e.g. ‘Once upon a         time there was a dragon that lived in a cave’ or ‘There once was a lonely green       alien on planet Zog….’

*        The next player then has to follow on the story with a sentence starting with           ‘Fortunately…….’

*        The next player follows the story with a sentence starting with ‘Unfortunately……’ and so on.

*        Continue until the ideas run dry and then begin again with a new opening line.

*        You could develop this game by each player adding actions or funny voices as           you play.

Bean Bag Voice Projection activity

Place three bean bags (or any objects) in front each child. Place the first about 1 metre away from them, the second about 2 or 3 metres away and then the third about 5 metres away (this can obviously be changed to suit the size of your room or garden).


*        Ask each child to look directly at the first bean bag, say their name and the           name of their favourite animal or a short sentence.

*        Instruct them to say the exact same things to the second bean bag (discuss           whether they speak with the same volume or if they speak more loudly to the           second object as it’s further away)

*        When asked to address the third bean bag, they obviously should be projecting           their voices as loud as they can. Encourage trying to speak with the appropriate           volume and projecting voice rather than just shouting.

*        After each person has addressed the bean bags, let them know they were               really acting in a play and either reaching the first three rows, the middle               rows, and then the  back rows of an audience. You can repeat the activity using           their ideas of things to say.