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Week 4 - 27.04.20

Friday 1st May


Happy Friday year 5, hope you have had an enjoyable week (even with the rubbish weather). I am sure you have been working hard and as you can see, more and more of our pupils are sharing their hard work, please join in. It doesn't have to be school related, just show us what you're doing - reading, baking, teaching your pet goldfish a new trick...whatever it might be (


Some of you may be feeling a little bit psychic today about what we might be doing. We've done adding and subtracting decimals with the same amount of digits, yesterday we did adding decimals with different amount of digits, so to round off the week, we will be doing subtracting decimals with different amounts of digits.


Follow the video at 'Summer term, week 2, lesson 4'. Like I said yesterday, use 0 as your place holder and if your digit on the top line is less than the digit on the bottom line, you must borrow! No cheating and just swapping them around, that will give you a very different answer.



Today, you are going to complete our learning on persuasion.

So far, you have persuaded through making a poster, or writing a letter. Today you are going to persuade through a debate!

During a debate, our primary job is to persuade and convince someone/group of people to believe in your opinion.

You are going to have a go at debating! To understand what a debate is, please read the PowerPoint carefully. Read the list of rules too. It will give you some important information.

** Whilst you will not be taking part in a full debate today, it is important to understand what a debate would look like, including rules and roles **

Part A

Below are three challenges A, B & C.

A is the easiest challenge, B is a little bit harder and C is super-hot! Select the challenge you feel most comfortable completing. Read the information, and complete research.

When you are completing your research, you may wish to make some notes.

Part B

When you are completing your research, you may wish to make some notes.

You are going to use your research to debate your point of view with your family at home. You could even ring a friend from school, who has chosen a different challenge to you. You could have a ‘virtual debate’ over the telephone!

You will also find attached a PowerPoint about lots of different sentence starters you can use to begin your sentences


If you are able to – ask your family to record you giving your speech and send to


Sentence Focus

How to write a statement sentence


Thursday 30th April


Happy Thursday everybody, hope you are doing well and a HUGE thank you to all the pupils who have sent a pic of their work to our year group email (, it is great to see you all working so hard. 



Today's maths is a little bit of a repeat of Tuesday, as you will be adding decimals again but this time, your values will have a different amount of decimal places. The trick to this task is the use of your 0. So if you are doing 4.4 + 2.36, the first number has one decimal digit and the second number has 2 decimal digits. We need them to be the same, so we use a 0 to change 4.4 into 4.40 (it is still the same size). So now we are solving 4.40 + 2.36...

+ 2.36

(Don't forget to keep those decimal points lined up!)


We are completing 'Summer term - week 2 - lesson 3'


Task 1

Spend 10 minutes reading through your letter so far, checking for..

*Capital letters

*Full stops

*That your sentences make sense (read them out loud to check)

*Your sentences don’t begin with the same word.

Task 2.

Finish you letter – using all of the resources that have been uploaded to help you.

Task 3.

Now, you will need to use colouring pencils for the next task. Using the success criteria, underline the features that you have included.

E.g. if you have used a rhetorical question, underline it in the same colour you have given it in your key.

Rhetorical Question



Why do you think school is so much fun?

*If you have produced a poster, write down some examples of the different features you have used within your poster, underlineing with a colour*

Task 4.

Take a look at the feature you haven’t used, or don’t have many examples of.

Write 3 sentences, using that particular feature, that you could have included in your persasuive letter.


Remember to send an example of your work to our twitter page @kensingprimary or email us at


Word of the Day


Wednesday 29th April



Today, we are going to continue with our work with decimals. Remember, place value is really important when calculating. Today's operation is subtraction, keep in mind, the top value in your column subtraction is what you have got and the bottom number is what you are taking away. If the top digit is lower than your bottom digit then you need to borrow (e.g. 4 - 6, which after you borrowed would become 14-6). 


Follow the instructional video - Summer term, week 2, lesson 2.


LI: to write a persuasive letter

Take 5/10 minutes to read your plan from yesterday. Check that your writing makes sense, and that you have gathered all the points that you want to make in your writing.

Today, you are going to begin writing your persuasive letter.

Challenge A – produce a poster to persuade your chosen argument.

Challenge B – produce a letter to persuade your chosen argument.

**If you select the poster – you must still provide examples of the different features e.g. a modal verb, a rhetorical question, emotive language **

Before you begin – read through this BBC bitesize information page.

The video is interesting, and will definitely give you some handy tips to use when writing your letter / producing your poster today!

  • Use your plan to help you.
  • Use the vocabulary word mat from yesterday
  • Use the modal verbs on Monday’s PowerPoint
  • Use all of the resources on our class page uploaded since last Tuesday (21/04/2020).
  • Use the checklist to follow – ticking the features off as you use them.

Word of the Day


Tuesday 28th April


Today, we are joining the White Rose learning. You will be building on the skills from last week. Remember, there is a video to support your learning. 


We are completing Summer Term, Week 2, Lesson 1


LI: to plan a persuasive letter

You have spent 5 (teaching days) learning all about persuasive letters. Well done! I hope that you will now feel that you have a confident understanding on what persuasive letters are, how they are written and what features are used.

Today, you are going to plan a persuasive letter of your own! You can choose from the following:

Fidget spinners should be banned.

All children should receive pocket money.

All children should do homework every night.

Dogs are the best pets for children.

Every child should play a team sport.

The beach is more fun than a pool.

All children should read at least one book a week.

Weekends should be three days.

Task 1 – Open the PowerPoint. It will briefly remind you of the features and how persuasive letters are produced.

Task 2 – Select a Planning sheet. (Challenge B is a little harder than A, and will require more detailed planning ideas). Select the task you feel that you are most confident with.

** Please use the persuasive vocabulary sheet to help you. Take some ideas from the sheet and put them into your plan **

** Write examples of different modal verbs that you could use on your sheet **

(Look at yesterday’s resources to help you).


Monday 27th April


Good morning everybody! Hope you've all had a nice weekend and ready to roll on with anotehr week. Today in maths you are going to explore some questions that will need you to use jottings and bar models to reach the answer. In English, you will be exploring modal verbs and building on the learning from last week. 


Share your work

As always, we enjoy seeing your learning, take a picture and either tweet our school page with @kensingprimary or email us a snap of your hard work


It would be nice to showcase your work on this page to show what you're getting up to. 



The maths today is about using your maths skills in different ways. These tasks are designed to make you think about what you already know and how you can use that to reach the answer. You can ask brothers and sisters and other family members for their thoughts but lets see if you can get all of the answers before they are revealed tomorrow...good luck!


Last week, you investigated modal verbs on the BBC bitesize page. Today, you are going to learn about them in detail. We have learnt about them in school too (many weeks ago!).


Task 1 – Open the PowerPoint and read the information. You will find 4 mini-tasks for you. They will not take you long to complete.

Task 2 – Select Challenge A or Challenge B. (B is a little harder than A). Read the persuasive letter and identify the modal verbs in the text.


Make sure that you come back tomorrow for the answers.

Word of the day

Punctuation Focus

Using the suffix -ous


Take a look and see if you can include examples in your work.