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Week 7 - 18.5.20

                            Friday 22nd May 2020


LI: to use a range of vocabulary choices

Before you finish your story, complete today’s task first. It may help you collect some ideas to finish off your writing (if you have not done so already).

Our focus today is to improve our vocabulary! You have done a great job this week of using a range of descriptive techniques.


Attached you will find 6 photographs. They are all very different, and you can use a million different adjectives to describe the alternative settings!

You are going to select your favourite 3 or 4 photographs and follow the structure shown in the example.  When you have looked at my example, it will make sense! All you will have to do is repeat it 3 or 4 times for the photographs you have chosen.

  1. Select the photograph.
  2. Note down adjectives to describe.
  3. Up-level.


After today, it is half-term (if we were together in school), so there will be no homework set for the week ahead of us. However, reading is so important. Please take any opportunity to pick up your favourite novel, comic, short story, book or poem and enjoy them!


When is the ‘sh’ sound spelt with ‘ch?’


Word of the Day

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It is Friday, so we all know how we like to end our week. Below I have your selection of challenges. Your aim is to complete the first 6 challenges. If you submit your answers, you will receive a certificate for the number of questions you get correct. Good luck and happy Friday!

Thursday 21st May 2020


LI: to write a descriptive narrative using alliteration, similes, metaphors and personification.


Continuing with our theme of using images as inspiration this week, look carefully at the four pictures below. They are a selection of spooky photographs, perhaps from a haunted forest, or a enchanted ghostly cottage. You can decide! Your Task is to create your own short story using the four photographs as inspiration. 


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1. Read though the PowerPoint carefully. It will teach you ALL about spooky writing, and how you can use writing features such as metaphors and similes to produce descriptive writing. 


2. Begin writing your story! You will have some time on Friday to complete your story.


3. Attached on the PowerPoint is a 'help desk', of helpful words and phrases you can use in your story. 


Remember capital letters and full stops.

Word of the Day - can you use this in your spooky story?

Word of the Day - can you use this in your spooky story? 1


Today, we are going to secure yesterday's learning by subtracting mixed numbers. It is the same skill as addition but you have to choose the method that makes the questions as simple as possible to solve. Good luck.


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Wednesday 20th May


LI: to describe a setting

LI: to make predictions 

Carrying on with using images as inspiration this week, look at the two pictures below and complete each task on them. Produce a paragraph for each task.

Use the sentence opener and senses word mat to help you!


*Challenge Zone*

When you have completed the 'what happens next' task, repeat it! This time think of an alternative ending. What is different? What different emotions could you feel? 



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Mr Whoop Spelling Mistakes!


Help Mr Whoop identify and correct the spelling mistakes he has made in his writing.

How will you use our WOD today? Tweet examples @KensingPrimary #Y5

How will you use our WOD today? Tweet examples @KensingPrimary #Y5 1


Today we are going to continue to add fractions but we will be working with mixed numbers. There are 2 ways to solve these questions.
Method 1 : Partition the integer and the fraction
If I had 2 whole and 1/3 + 1 whole and 1/6, I could add the whole integers first (2 + 1 = 3) and then add the fractions (1/3 + 1/6 = 3/6) and then put the two answers together (3 whole and 3/6)
Method 2: Convert to improper fractions
We could change both fractions into improper fractions, make the denominators the same and then add the numerators. (2 whole and 1/3 + 1 whole and 1/6, this would change to 7/3 + 7/6 = 14/6 + 7/6 = 21/6 and when we change this answer back into a mixed number, we get 3 whole and 3/6)

Wednesday .mp4

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Tuesday 19th May



Building on yesterday's work, today we are going to look at little more at adding fractions. Remember, the denominators must be the same. This can be through using mulitplicaiton or division but whatever you do to the top number (numerator), you must do the same to the denominator (bottom number).


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LI: to punctuate direct speech

LI: to use a range of descriptive vocabulary

Today, we are going to remind ourselves of the rules when using inverted commas for speech.  Read through the PowerPoint carefully, and then complete either challenge A or challenge B (inverted commas tasks). Challenge A is a little easier than Challenge B.


When you have finished, open the 'There is a Wizard in my Potting Shed' document. Look at the images, read the information and use your knowledge and understanding of how to use inverted commas to describe and explain what is whispered into your ear. Your challenge is to use as many different synonyms for said as possible.


Attached is also a synonyms for said sheet to help you. 

Punctuation Task 'How to use Inverted Commas'


Word of the Day - How will you use epiphany today?

Word of the Day - How will you use epiphany today? 1

Monday 18th May



Continuing from our work on fractions last week, today we are going to calculate with fractions using our addition and subtraction skills. To add or subtract fractions, we must make sure our denominators are the same (so all the parts are equal). To do this, you may need to use your equivalent fraction skills. Once they are the same, we only have to calculate with the numerators and the denominators stay the same.


E.g. 1/2 + 1/4 =
(We have change 1/2 into quarters by multiplying the numerator and denominator by 2, which makes 2/4).
Our calculation is now 2/4 + 1/4 =
(Our denominators are the same now, so we only calculate with the numerators, 2 + 1 = 3)
2/4 + 1/4 = 3/4


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LI: to retrieve information

LI: to infer a text 

Continuing on from our myths and legends work from last week, complete either or both tasks.


1. Beowulf: An Epic Story (a poem)

2. Theo and the cuddly Cow-Man-Thing (a short story)


After you have read the stories/poem, answer the questions. The questions are on the last page of each document.  Come back tomorrow for the answers. 


** Number 2 is a harder challenge than number 1 **.



Spelling Task 

Which words end with -cious and -tious?

WOD - How will you use the word today?

WOD - How will you use the word today? 1