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week 10 - 15.06.20

Friday 19th June



To finish the week, we have our regular maths challenge. This is a series of questions that require you to use a range of different mathematical skills. There are 8 questions. The first 6 you should be able to have a good go of. The final 2 are to stretch your brains but give them a try. As always, we love to see your working out and answers. Give them a go and good luck!


LI: to write a creative poem using personification, metaphors and simile 


To complete our week exploring poetry, today you are going to focus on using personification in poems. We haven't forgotten to use some of the other features, so you will still be able to use similes and metaphors. 


As we have been learning about space over the past month or so, today's learning has 'space' as the theme.


You have the choice to write any poem, however it must be linked to space in some way. Read through the PowerPoint - there are a couple of mini tasks for you to complete and it will remind you of what personification is. On the PowerPoint you will also find some helpful vocabulary you might choose to use. 


Before you write your poem, complete the personification activity sheet, it will help you construct your poem. When you have finished, identify the features listed on the checklist and underline them in different colours. 


How to add suffixes to words ending in -fer


Click on the link above, completing the following task!

Word of the Day Task


Using the 4 'words of the day' from this week, have a go at writing different sentences that include them. 


Challenge - can you include more than one in the same sentence? Good luck!

Thursday 18th June




Yesterday we looked at addition with decimals. Today we are going to continue to work with decimal values but this time, both values will not have the same amount of decimal places. (E.g. 4.1 has one decimal digit and 4.12 has 2 decimal digits). When calculating with two numbers with different number of decimal places, we use a 0 to make them both the same. Use this tip today to help you solve the questions. 


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LI: to apply effective techniques when performing poetry


Today, you are going to learn all about performance poetry.  This lesson doesn't involve writing, but having a go at performing different types of poems in lots of different ways!


The first task is to watch this video of Michael Rosen. He will give you some great top tips in what to do when reading a poem out loud. . You have seen this video before in school, but that was quite a few months ago!


Next, click on this link and scroll down to 'Activity 3'. Watch the video, giving you lots more handy top tips when performing poems.


Finally, open up the PowerPoint and read through the slides. You will find a slide with 'Main Task', and the poems that you will need for today's lesson. 

Performance Poetry PowerPoint

Next Task - Spelling

'Common Exception Words, Y5&6'


As today's main task won't take you very long, below is a word document with 3 worksheets. This spelling pack contains activities that will help you spell common exception words. These are words that can often be spelt incorrectly. All of today's words begin with the letter 'a'. 


Activity 2 asks you to include relative clauses. 

A relative clause can be used to give additional information about a noun.

They are introduced by a relative pronoun like 'that', 'which', 'who', 'whose', 'where' and 'when'. Follow this link for more information


Wednesday 17th June



Today, you place value skills are going to be very important. You are going to be adding decimal numbers. This is exactly the same as adding integers, the only difference is, you need your decimal point and if you are using column method, make sure your decimal points line up. 


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LI: to write a poem that includes similes, alliteration, metaphors and onomatopoeia 

Today, we are going to bring our learning together to write a poem that includes alliteration, simile, onomatopoeia and metaphors. Read through the PowerPoint, complete the planning sheet and then the final slides will tell you how to produce your poem. 


Tomorrow, we will be looking at performance poetry, and how poems can be presented and read aloud in fun, interesting and engaging ways.


Our Word of the Day & Spelling Task is also attached below.

Spelling Task  

How to spell the 'shun' sound

Word of the Day - Brunch

Tuesday 16th June



Today we are going to build on yesterday's learning by looking at how we change percentages into decimals and fractions. To help you, remember a percentage is out of 100, meaning if we want to make it into a fraction, we need the denominator to be 100. If we want it to be a decimal it has to be to 2 decimal places.

E.g. 45% = 45/100 = 0.45
9% = 9/100 = 0.09 
(It isn't 0.9 because that would be 0.90 which is 90%)


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LI: to explore the use of onomatopoeia in poetry.


Part 1;-

Today,  we are going to be looking at onomatopoeia in poetry. The information will teach you what it is, and you will find some mini-tasks on the PowerPoint slides, as well as a sheet to complete. 

Part 2 and 3;-

Using the information from above, complete the following tasks below. Remember, the art to great poetry is to be creative and imaginative. (Click on each image to make it larger to see).

Spelling Task

When is the 'uh' sound spelt 'ou'?


Click on the following link & complete the interactive spelling task

Word of the Day. Can you use this in your poetry or in conversation?

Monday 15th June


Maths - percentages


Today we are going to recap percentages. Percentages are linked to our fraction and decimal skills. The key fact to remember is that percentage means 'out of 100' so when we link it to our fraction knowledge, 45% would be 45/100 (simplified to 9/20).


Watch the video to support your learning. 

Warm Up


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LI: to explore features and their effect in poetry


We are going to begin our week of poetry! Click on the WORD link below, you will find  a list of questions to answer, information about metaphors and similes and 4 poems. Read all four poems, selecting your favourite 2. Answer the questions using your favourite 2 poems. 


Below is our WORD of the day and Spelling Task too. 



Which words end with -ture and -sure?