Learning together at home 12.5.20

Good morning everyone, hope you are enjoying the health week activities.

Below you will find your numeracy and literacy tasks for today and tomorrow morning.

Instead of our usual learning grid, I thought it would be interesting to focus on Science. So I have attached a brand new science learning grid with lots of fun activities, this will last for the next 2 weeks so as before if you could try a couple of activities each day that would be great.

Second Level Science Activities Grid

Carry on with your grid from Modern languages as well.

Week beg 11.5.20 P5 languages


Mental maths

Please watch the video below, which will explain what is meant by an equivalent fraction, where two fractions are said to be equal. Then have a practice yourself by drawing Pizza’s, see if you can split them in other ways.



Learning Intention

We are learning to show our understanding of fractions that are equal ( equivalent )

Have a look below at the explanations.

I have taken a photograph of the work I would like you to cover today, we are going to begin with looking at equivalent fractions using shapes as in the video. Do as much as you can.


Group reading task

In preparation for reading tomorrow please complete a question writer task for your book. This is the first time we have tried this literacy circle idea. The tricky part about this is making sure your questions are OPEN questions, which could be about the character, setting or plot. Remember an open question is one which does not have a simple answer, for example, not yes/no or a 1 or 2 word answer.

Remember to share your work on our teams page in shared literacy so I can look through it.

Check over your work, have you stuck to our non-negotiable success criteria for writing? (correct punctuation, neat handwriting, capital letters)

Question writer


As we all know during the coronovirus crisis we have been encouraged to go outside on a Thursday evening to clap or play music for the countries NHS staff and care workers. We have kept Elijah up a couple of times because our next door neighbour plays the bagpipes and he likes listening. Today is a very important day for people who help us, its international nurses day. I know some of our parents in P5 are nurses and so I wanted to say thank you. I thought it would be interesting to learn about how nursing began. So our comprehension today is all about Florence Nightingale, the woman who is credited with starting nursing as we know it today.

Please read pages 5 and 6, this is the two star comprehension and complete your own information sheet using the LI and SC I have attached below.


Learning Intention

We are learning to read for information

Success Criteria

I can read the information sheet in detail, making sure I fully understand it.

I can highlight the information I think is important

I can take notes using my own format, eg – mind map, bullet points

I can create and information sheet in my own style and in my own words

Extension – Try to answer the understanding questions on pages 7 and 8, once you have done this you may use page 9 to check the answers.


I have attached your words for the week as well as some tasks for you to do each day to practice.


Learning Intention

We are learning to spell a set of words accurately using different activities

Word of the Day – “raging”

I will be introducing a word of the day, every day. Copy each word into the back page of your jotter, which will become a word bank.  Find the definition and record this too.

Additional task:  Write a paragraph using the sentence starter below

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


Hope you have a good day and remember to check back tomorrow