Buenos Dias Year 5!
So we have reached the end of another half-term. Our first full half-term in lockdown. Woah! Can you believe it? I sure can't. I have had a wonderful time teaching you guys online. But I have also missed you all loads. I have been so impressed with how, no matter the challenges we face, you have all shown growth mindsets and tried your best! I am so proud of you all.
Our last mental health week challenge is to give someone praise for something they have done. It can be someone in your family or someone online. We all like being praised, it makes us happy and feel special. Your job today is to make as many people happy as possible with kindness.
Don't forget today is our book swap day. If you would like to switch your reading book, we have new ones ready for you. Come in to school between 10-12pm. Always stay safe and keep your distance.
During our half-term holiday, I will be posting some fun stuff to do but there will be no school work until Monday 1st June. Our new topic when we come back will be Space, so you could start doing some research over half-term to get ready for it.
Our Learning Today
Lo: to write a haiku about plastic pollution
Now that we are experts at writing haiku, I would like us to use our literacy topic as inspiration. I have written one below. Check it and make sure it has the right amount syllables on each line.
I'm going to let you guys get on with this one now. Here are some images of plastic pollution in the ocean. Use these images to write you plastic pollution haikus. Type your favourite one up on Purple Mash. Use the 'write a plastic pollution haiku' app on your 2do list.
Lo: to measure angles
I hope you made some detailed posters about how to use a protractor yesterday. Today we are going to use that knowledge to measure some angles using protractors. Most of you will not have a protractor at home so we will have to wait until we are back at school to try it for real. But for today I have made some for you and found some online resources.
Let's recap the rules for using a protractor.
Take a look at this example to refresh our memory:
I have matched up the eye of the protractor with the vertex of the angle. I have made sure that one line of the angle is pointing at the 0.
Now if I follow it around, I get to 145°. So my angle must be 145°.
I know this must be correct because my angle is obtuse, therefore it is definitely going to be larger than 90°.
Your turn today guys. Here are some images of protractors and angles that I have lined up for you. Can you measure the angles and find their degrees.
Now follow this link and have a go with an online protractor. Think about the rules we have learnt carefully and try to answer the questions with this interactive angles game.
Lo: What makes a hero?
Gather some of your family together when they are free. Start off with a game to get everyone relaxed. Today I want us to explore the question 'what makes a hero?' Go around and ask what you think a hero is? What do they achieve? What can they do? Do they look or act a certain way? Take a look at and share this ELSA poem.
Have your opinions changed? Who does the poem suggest are heroes? Do you think there are any other types of heroes? Finally can you create list of things that you believe makes a hero. Share on our circle time post on Purple Mash. I look forward to hearing how you feel about this.
Right, we now have a week off for half-term holidays. Check my holiday posts daily if you can. Join me again on Monday 1st June for new learning and our last term of the school year. I will also be checking Purple Mash as much as I can so you can always contact me there.
Take care, be safe, spread kindness, enjoy the rest, have fun and keep looking out for your loved ones. Have a great day and half-term holiday! Theo :)