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Summer Term 2018 - Year 5 Homework tasks

Topics: London and the Second World War

Dear Parents,

During the summer term year 5 will be learning about London, the Second World War and Parliament.

This term we will be continuing the new style of termly homework. Below are three curriculum areas. Each child is expected to complete eight tasks over the term. At least two from each curriculum area. We appreciate that some weekends are busier than others; therefore we are giving you the flexibility to complete tasks in your own time. Instead of checking books weekly we have decided to check progress on the following dates.

Check dates: Tuesday 8th May 2018 and Monday 4th June 2018. To be handed in completed on Monday 2nd July 2018

English tasks

Write a diary/journal entry for a child in year 5 at Little Bowden school during the Second World War.

 

Make a brochure for London as a place tourists should visit - you might include famous landmarks, exciting places to visit.

 

Read a fiction book based in the Second World War in which children are the main characters. Suggestions. Cary’s war, Goodnight Mr Tom, Wave Me Goodbye. Write a 50 word book review.

 

Create a word search using 10 orange words from our class word wall.

 

If you were a Member of Parliament what laws would you like to introduce to make life in the UK better. You must include for and against in your argument before justifying your argument.

 

Maths tasks

 

Find the 5 tallest buildings in London and make a table of their heights in both feet and also metres.

 

Make 3 regular 3D shapes from nets. Photograph the results and then glue the 2D net in your homework book.

 

Write the 15 times table out to 15x20 in Roman numerals. XV x I = XV

 

Create a maths crossword puzzle (at least 10 across clues and 10 down clues). Provide an answer sheet to prove your mathematical genius status.

 

Using 1cm squared paper (Mr Keal and Mrs Pearson can provide you with some) draw a scale floor plan of you house. You choose the scale.

 

Research the currency used in the UK during WW2. How is it different to what we use today? Create a conversion table to compare (pocket money, shopping, a video game). Consider the differences in costs/prices from then and now.

Wider curriculum tasks

Cook a cake or meal but with restrictions that rationing would have brought to a WW2 household.

Ideas;- carrot cake, using spam imaginatively!!

 

Make a junk model of famous London building.

 

Image result for packet mustard cress seedsGrow some cress. Photograph yourself looking after the valuable crop. Make the resulting crop into a sandwich, photograph, eat and enjoy.

 

Research a famous architect. Past or present. Present as a poster, drawing, model,etc.

 

Research an event from the Second World War that happened in Market Harborough. Suggestions, Symington’s, The POW camp, local airfields. A visit to Harborough museum or Harrington Air Museum (Carpet Baggers) may help or as people who may know.

 

Science Fair Project

 

 

Spring Term 2018 - Year 5 Homework tasks

Topics: Flight and Titanic

Dear Parents,

During the spring term year 5 will be learning about flight and shipwrecks.

This term we will be continuing the new style of termly homework. Below are three curriculum areas. Each child is expected to complete eight tasks over the term. At least two from each curriculum area. We appreciate that some weekends are busier than others; therefore we are giving you the flexibility to complete tasks in your own time. Instead of checking books weekly we have decided on two check dates to monitor progress through the term. Work produced on computers, including photographs, can be printed at school if needed please ask your teacher.

Check date: Monday 5th February. To be handed in completed on Monday 19th March.

English tasks

Complete a book review with recommendation for age and reader interests.

 

Read a nonfiction book and make a poster to show you understand.

 

Write a poem about spring.

 

Create mnemonics for 5 tricky words. Big Elephants Can Always Upset Small Elephants

 

Write a newspaper report about an event that has happened around the world

Eg: a volcano erupting, an earthquake etc

 

Write a letter to someone you admire.

Maths tasks

Find the length of 10 of the world’s biggest rivers. Put them in order, smallest to largest.

 

Create a poster about one topic in Maths (multiples, factors, square numbers, prime numbers). Explain how this area is useful in everyday life.

 

Design a game for younger children that would help them to remember their times tables.

 

Using a map find six figure coordinates to show the location of 5 famous shipwrecks off the UK coast. Names and dates.

 

Plan a holiday of a lifetime around the world. Include three stops to explore. Calculate home many kilometres you will travel and how many hours flying time you will complete before you get home again.

 

Create a fraction wall.

Wider curriculum tasks

Record the phases of the moon. Use photos to evidence your work.

 

Make or complete a jigsaw puzzle (100 pieces or more.) Pictures to show your progress.

 

Play a piece of music on a musical instrument (can be a homemade instrument). Pictures and your thoughts.

 

Create a PowerPoint of your life so far “then” add predictions for your future!! Career, ambitions, goals etc.

 

Research a famous current scientist. Find out what first got him or her interested in science. Explain why they are successful in their chosen area.

 

Create a map of your walk to school; include road names and direction, features human or manmade, photograph any interesting features. Consider these questions, what is the total distance travelled? How can you measure it?

 

Autumn Term 2017 - Year 5 Homework tasks

Topics: Ancient Greeks and Pole to Pole

Dear Parents,

Welcome to year 5, during the autumn term year 5 will be learning about the Greeks and Pole to Pole.

Below are three curriculum areas. Each child is expected to complete eight tasks over the term. A minimum of two must be completed from each curriculum area. We appreciate that some weekends are busier than others; therefore we are giving you the flexibility to complete tasks in your own time. Instead of checking books weekly we have decided on two check dates to monitor progress through the term and a final completion date.

Check dates: Monday 25th September and Monday 6th November 2017. Final submission: Monday 11th December 2017.

English tasks

Learn a famous poem by heart.

 

Compose a letter to Medusa asking her to help you present an assembly about the Greeks.

 

Imagine yourself on a desert island. What 3 items would you take and why? What could you live without and why?

 

Write a set of instructions, instructing someone how to get ready for school. Highlight your “bossy verbs”.

 

Write an adventure story involving the Arctic or Antarctic.

 

Create a poster making people aware of the effect of global warming on polar regions.

 

Maths tasks

With a partner create your own secret code using maths to help you.

 

Using a TV guide calculate how much television do you watch over 7 days.

 

Practise the nine times table using your “fingers”. Photos to as evidence.

 

What unit of currency do they use in Greece now? Make a conversion table showing prices in pounds / pence and the equivalent in Greece’s unit of currency. How much pocket money would you get in Greek currency? How much would a can of coke cost?

 

Weather. Record the temperature outside for 2 weeks. Present the results as a table and a graph. Extrapolate this data (predict) the next week.

Wider curriculum tasks

Draw or paint a fireworks display.

 

Design your own invasion game; consider rules of play and instructions. Examples of invasion games are, rugby, netball and hockey. Team games with two halves.

 

Design/Make a 3D mythical monster, of the type found in Ancient Greece.

 

Follow a recipe; cook something for your family to eat. Ask them to score it out of 10 for taste and presentation. Photographs please.

 

Complete a science investigation of your choice, evidence your findings in different ways, for example photographs, diagrams, tables.

 

Research Inuit art. Produce a piece of your own.

 

Take a collection of winter photos that tell a story. Summarise the plot.

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