Learning Together at Home – 11.05.20

Monday 11th May 2020

Good afternoon everyone,

Hope you’ve all had a lovely weekend! I enjoyed the unexpected sunshine!

This week is HEALTH WEEK! Here is a grid for this week (instead of the P5 Learning Grid) with activities all based on health and wellbeing. Our focus is Second Level…complete as many as you can over the week. Health week grid

Here is today’s learning. If you need any help then let me know on Teams.

Have a super 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 27 If you can, send me your wordsearches or crosswords for me to try to do! Try to make it as tough as possible for me to complete!

Reading – We are learning to make predictions.

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!).


Time on the clip to pause and make predictions:

  • 16 seconds
  • 52 seconds
  • 1 minute 17 seconds
  • 1 minute 52 seconds
  • 2 minutes 9 seconds


Word of the day – “raging”

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

Bogart teased the raging bull with a red cloth and closed his eyes…



Mental Maths – We are learning to sequence numbers.

Choose a level and put them in order.


Numeracy – We are learning to find the fraction of a shape.

Star steps – when identifying the fraction of a shaded shape

  • To find the denominator, count how many parts the shape is split into
  • To find the numerator, count how many parts of the shape is shaded



Star steps – when shading the fraction of the shape yourself

  • look at the denominator – is the shape split into this many parts?
  • look at the numerator – shade the number of parts.

Here’s an example –

Today, we are looking at finding a fraction of a shape. As a lot of you seemed to understand this in the Sumdog assessment, we will move on to equivalent fractions next – so only one day to ensure we all understand. If you still don’t quite understand after today then please let me know.

Please complete one of the tasks:

Super Fraction of a Shape

Fantastic Fractions of a Shape

Spectacular Fractions of a Shape

There’s a Fractions Challenge on Sumdog this week – complete if you can.


Here are some Drama games to play if you have time (optional)…

Tongue Twisters 

Start by scrunching up your face and make it as small as possible for a couple of seconds. Then stretch your expressions to make them as wide as they can go. Wiggle your nose, then pretend to chew on an imaginary piece of bubblegum, blow a huge bubble and then pop it. Now try the following tongue twisters…

*        I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream

*        Red lorry, yellow lorry, red lorry, yellow lorry

*        A proper copper coffee pot

*        She sells seashells on the seashore

*        A big black bug bit a big black bear

*        If a dog chews shoes, whose shoes does he choose?

*        Six slimy snails slid slowly seaward

*        If a black bug bleeds black blood, what colour blood does a blue bug bleed?

Ideally, start by saying the tongue twisters slowly together. Once confident, you can ask each child to say it on their own. You could also try using a stage voice or silly voice or you could take this up a level by assigning an emotion to each tongue twister; for example, you could try angry ones, happy ones, sad ones, and so on. Or even better, as a challenge, you can try to gradually increase the emotion per turn (this works well even if it’s just two players).


Charades or other miming games where someone has to act out a scene, a book, film or TV show are a good way of focusing on non-verbal communication and concentration skills.