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Week beginning 08.02.21

Don't forget to send a DAILY email to your teacher letting them know what you have been learning and sending in your work! You can contact your teacher by emailing this address: y5teachers@hodgehill.createpartnership.org.uk

Remember to state your name and the class you’re in.

Mental Health Awareness Month

Year 5 Weekly Lessons 

 

Monday 8th February

Lesson 1

9.00-9.45

PE: Jo Wicks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9sciRMnE1c

Lesson 2

9.45-10.30

English. Watch the video to explore relative clauses and complete the independent task.

 

Break

10.30-11.00

Lesson 3

11.00-11.45

Maths: Watch the video ’Timetables’ and complete the worksheet saved as a document on the website. 

 

Lesson 4

11.45-12.30

Reading: Viking Boy –Chapter 16

Make sure you have read or listened up to chapter 16, if you haven’t done so, do this first.   I have included a document containing this chapter below.

My Turn

Vocabulary

What does Practical mean in the following context.

“We need to be practical.  Taking your revenge on this Skuli isn’t going to be easy, even if Odin agrees to  let your father out of Valhalla.”

The word practical in this context means that they have to create a plan that is likely to succeed before they attempt to take out their revenge on Skuli as they know that it will be difficult even with Gunnars father. 

Fact retrieval

What game are the three of them playing?

    “One night Gunnar was sitting with Rurik.  Viglaf had left Erlend at the stearboard and was playing a game of Knuckle-bones with Thorkel amidships, and most of the others were asleep.

The three men were playing a game of Knuckle-bones.

Inference

How does Gunnar feel as he gets off the boat?

      “Come on,” he said.  “The Land of Ice and Fire awaits you.”  Gunnar took a deep breath – and jumped down beside him.

I think that Gunnar will be feeling excited as he gets off the boat as he has finally arrived at the Land of Ice and Fire so is almost at Valhalla to see his father again but because he took a deep breath before he jumped off the boat, this makes me think that he is a little apprehensive as he does not know what he will find here. 

 

 Your Turn 

Vocabulary

  1. What is a ‘Skald’?

Fact retrieval

  1. How does Rurik reassure Gunnar?

Explanation

  1. Can you explain why they do not know where they are?

Inference

  1. Do you think Gunnar understands how and why Odin is helping him?
  2. How do you know that Gunnar is worried about failing in his quest?

Summarise

  1. Summarise what happened on their voyage.

Prediction

  1. What is going to happen now that they are in Iceland?

Author’s Voice

  1. Draw a picture of Iceland from the description below.

Suddenly the breeze strengthened and tore gaps in the mist.  Gunnar glimpsed massive, dark shaped looming in the distance.  It was a chain of mountains, their peaks covered in snow, huge glaciers gripping their flanks.  Below them lay a jagged shoreline of rocks and cliffs with skirts of seething white foam.

Lunch

12.30-1.30

Lesson 5

1.30-2.30

History: The Vikings warriors. Create a poster summarising the key facts from this lesson as from Ms Wiffen’s reading lesson. This lesson has been pre-recorded by your teacher and will be shared on the day on YouTube. https://youtu.be/whD9Xru5xD8 

Lesson 6

2.30-3

Villa Foundation Lessons

Healthy Stars

Eat well Guide https://youtu.be/eU2vIXNUlmU

Collective Worship Assembly

Chinese New Year https://youtu.be/rfmwcUxFeLE

Story Time

Viking Boy: Each day you will hear one of the Year 5 teachers read a chapter of our book ‘The Viking Boy’

Chapter 20 https://youtu.be/_5MYfHCtFS0

Tuesday 9th February

Today is ‘Safer Internet Day’

Instead of your usual lessons, we have prepared a range of important and interesting activities for you to complete. Click on the image above to go to our ‘Safer Internet Day’ page and spend some time with your family watching the videos, completing the quiz, having a really important discussion, completing a family internet agreement and producing a poster for our whole school poster competition.

Wednesday 10th February

Lesson 1

9.00-9.45

PE: PE with Joe Wicks live on his YouTube channel at 9am

 

Lesson 2

9.45-10.30

English: Watch the video to explore relative pronouns and complete the task.

Break

10.30-11.00

Lesson 3

11.00-11.45

 

Maths: Watch the video ’Two-way tables’ and complete the worksheet saved as a document on the website

 

Lesson 4

11.45-12.30

Reading: Viking Boy –Chapter 17 – Comprehension

Make sure you have read or listened up to chapter 17, if you haven’t done so, do this first.  I have included a document containing this chapter below.

My Turn

Vocabulary

What does a Gorge look like?

A gorge is a narrow valley between hills or mountains, typically with steep rocky walls and a stream running through it. 

Fact retrieval

Where does the rainbow lead to?

The Rainbow lead to Asguard.

Your Turn

Vocabulary

  1. What does the word crevice mean?

Gunnar went past him into the gorge, a jagged crevice in the land with rock walls rising both sides. 

  1. What is a sentinel?

The ravens flew to Odin, settling on the throne like sentinels behind him, one on either side. 

Fact retrieval

  1. What is Asgard?
  2. How did the author describe the god Odin?

Inference

  1. How do the two of them feel after the encounter with Heimdall?
  2.  Does Gunnar think what has happened to him is fair?
  3. How does Odin know now that Gunnar is brave?

Summarise

  1. What is the one thing that Gunnar will remember about this meeting?

Prediction

  1. Do you think Gunnar has a plan?
  2. How does Gunnar feel when he is told it can never be?
  3. What will happen now?
  4. What will Bjorn say to Gunnar?

 

Lunch

12.30-1.30

Lesson 5

1.30-2.30

ScienceSpherical Earth

Use the information document to help you write your own short explanation text, which includes evidence for the different theories before writing a conclusion based on what you think about the shape of the Earth.  There is a key words and sentence starter document to help you below. 

Lesson 6 2.30-3.00

RE
Where and how do Sikhs worship?

https://youtu.be/RpH4Bup5o9U

This is a pre-recorded lesson.

Collective Worship Assembly

https://youtu.be/FKpH0t-KEzc?list=PLIaeWZHHlHiebf7SfLtwms3kiP-hqEqJJ. 

Story Time

Viking Boy: Each day you will hear one of the Year 5 teachers read a chapter of our book ‘The Viking Boy’ Chapter 21 (the final chapter) https://youtu.be/RxKu6nabeok

Thursday 11th February

Lesson 1

9.00-9.45

PE: Cosmic Yoga

Choose a class to suit you.

Lesson 2

9.45-10.30

English:

Watch the clip to develop knowledge of relative clauses and complete the activity.

Break

10.30-11.00

Lesson 3

11.00-11.45

 

Maths: To apply knowledge of subtraction to reasoning and problem solving questions. This lesson will be prerecorded by your class teachers via zoom and shared with you on YouTube.

https://youtu.be/pxCz8nRKh1c

 

Lesson 4

11.45-12.30

Reading: Viking Boy Chapters 18-21

Make sure you have read or listened up to the end of the story, Chapter 21, if you haven’t done so, do this first.

My Turn

What is are shears? Chapter 18

‘One sat at a huge spindle, new threads spooling off it into the hands of the second, who swiftly wove them into the web, and the third wielded a giant pair of shears.’

As the three people were sat around a spinning wheel with the spindle spinning the threads which are woven into the web, I believe that shears must be a giant pair of scissors used to cut the threads as I know that the three women’s weaving is the life threads of the Vikings and that when they cut the thread the Viking dies.   

 

How long has this whole journey taken? Chapter 18

“Odin is right, you’re not a boy any more,” said Father. “And I’m not just talking about you being taller.  I’ve seen what you’ve done, what you’ve suffered – Odin showed me everything.  You might only be sixteen summers old, Gunnar, but you’re braver than most men twice your age.  Rurik and Thorkel must think so or they would never have agreed to serve you.”

Looking at the information in the text I think the journey took approximately 1 year.  I think this because at the start of the story, Gunnar was fifteen summers old and he is now sixteen summers old, he is one year older so the journey must have taken a year.   

 

What happens when a ‘Norns’ thread is cut? Chapter 18

“Gunnar did as he was told, and when he opened them he was standing before a vast, endless tangle of knotted fibres that pulsed – and he knew that he was looking at the web woven by the norms.  A light flared near by, and Gunnar saw three hunched figures in ragged black cloaks, their skin pale and winkled, their mouths toothless and drooling, their hair like nests of snakes.  One sat at a huge spindle, new threads spooling off it into the hands of the second, who swiftly wove them into the web, and the third wielded a giant pair of shears. 

“Spin and weave, spin and weave,” said the first.

“Into a line of silver thread,” said the second.

“Then with a little snip … you’re dead, dead, dead!” said the third, cutting through several threads at once.  The three of them cackled, and Gunnar heard ghostly voices, the spirits of the newly dead wailing softly in the darkness. 

When a Norn’s thread is cut, the Viking whose life it represents dies.  I know this because in the text it says that ‘with a little snip … you’re dead, dead, dead!’  This shows that when the thread is cut you die.  Also when the Norn cut through several threads, Gunnar could hear the voices of the newly dead in the darkness, which shows that when the Norn cut the threads those people died. 

 

Your Turn

Select four questions from each section to answer.  I have added a document containing these 4 chapters below.

Vocabulary

  1. What does ceaselessly mean?  Chapter 18
  2. How would you describe a fjord? Can you think of synonyms we use in England to describe something similar?  Chapter 19.
  3. What is a steading? Chapter 20
  4. What does bloodletting mean in this context? Does it mean anything else? Chapter 20
  5. What does the word triumph mean? Chapter 21.

 

Fact retrieval

  1. What is the name of the ‘tree of life?’ Chapter 18
  2. What does the great tree do?  Chapter 18
  3. What is Valhalla? Chapter 19
  4. What evidence is there at the beginning of this chapter that Rurik is braver than most men?  Chapter 20
  5. How many men are in the steading?  Chapter 20
  6. How long ago did Skuli kill his father? Chapter 20
  7. How is Gunnar feeling at the beginning of the fight?  Chapter 21

 

Inference

  1. Why are there so many warriors in Valhalla? Chapter 19
  2. How does Gunnar feel as he leaves Valhalla?  Chapter 19
  3. How do you think he would feel when he saw Rurik and Thorkel waiting for him?  Chapter 19
  4. What does Brunhild mean when she says, ‘I hope it will be many years before you ride with me again?’ Chapter 20
  5. Why do you think that Gunnar still didn’t feel like a man? Chapter 20
  6. How does Gunnar feel when he is referred to as ‘the true lord?’ Chapter 20
  7. What happens after Gunnar smiles at Rurik? Chapter 20
  8. How do we know Skuli is desperate at the end of the fight? Chapter 21
  9. How does he try to persuade Gunnar to let him live?  Chapter 21

 

Lunch

12.30-1.30

Lesson 5

1.30-2.30

Science: Space exploration.

Watch the video pre-recorded by your teacher and shared on YouTube.  Then use the information document to help you create your own Space Exploration timeline.  Remember be as creative as you want but it must include the main events in chronological order with information about what happened on each significant date.  I have included a document containing a table of dates and events below to help you.

https://youtu.be/5rVUXhQlLv0

Lesson 6 2.30-3.00

Handwriting

Using cursive, joined writing, practise writing the following words:

  1. conscience
  2. conscious
  3. controversy
  4. convenience
  5. correspond
  6. criticize

Write a line of them until you are happy with the joins and then write a sentence which uses these words. This will help you to understand the words meaning.

A video will be available on YouTube for you to watch the modelling of this- https://youtu.be/q3-XqNF4wXo 

Lesson 6

2.30-3

Villa Foundation Lessons

Wellbeing Stars

Kindness https://youtu.be/I3JfRC-vaHM

Lesson 7

3-3.30

Quiz

Interrupting Forgetting Quiz

Story Time

 

Friday 12th February

Teacher Training Day

 

Please complete the following survey about oracy in the classroom. It is a short survey which should only take around 5-10 minutes. 

Student survey: https://www.tfaforms.com/4872225

 

 

Friday is a teacher training day, so there will be no lessons set for pupils today however, check out our Ph4 celebration assembly here

 

Why not take the opportunity to do one of the following interesting things instead:

 

  • Use the art skills you've learned in school to draw or paint a picture.
  • Bake or decorate some cakes or biscuits (obviously with a parent's permission).
  • Write a short story, poem or song.
  • Make a board game.
  • Learn a new dance routine.
  • Tidy your room!
  • Design a paper aeroplane
  • Make a den out of blankets and pillows.
  • If you have a younger brother or sister, why not prepare a quiz or treasure hunt for them.

 

The Year 5 teachers wish you all the very best for the half term break and are all really looking forward to seeing you all again. Lessons start again on Monday 22nd February.

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