Author: David Almond
In Year 5 we are currently centring our learning on the novel Skellig by David Almond, where we follow Michael through his adventure to discover the mystery behind the strange creature living in his garage.
You could try:
Write an alternative ending to the story
Write a letter from Michael’s point of view 1 year later to update him on all the things that have happened
Imagine that you are Skellig and write a diary entry of your day
Come up with an opening chapter to a sequel
Some helpful websites:
https://davidalmond.com/ - About the author
https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/ - Bug Club
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary - A range of English skills and videos
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years - English based games covering a range of areas and skills
https://www.spellingshed.com – Spelling activities
www.twinkl.co.uk/offer - A wide range of resources
https://thereadingrealm.co.uk – Reading activities
In maths this half- term we have been learning about percentages, geometry: position and direction and statistics.
Some helpful websites:
https://www.mathshed.com – A range of Maths based activities
www.ttrockstars.com – Practise your times tables and become a rock star!
https://whiterosemaths.com/ - Activities covering a range of Maths topics
https://kids.classroomsecrets.co.uk – An online learning platform to support home learning
http://www.ictgames.com/ - Maths (and English) Games for Years 1, 2 and 3
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary - A range of Maths skills and videos
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/ - A range of Maths games covering lots of topic
In science we have been learning about human development, reproduction and puberty.
You may want to ask your grown-ups to talk to you about some of the changes that will happen to your body over the next few years.
https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/science/ - Information on a large range of Science topics
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary - A range of Science topics and videos
http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/ - Science experiments and games to try at home
https://www.brainpop.com/science/ - Games and information on a range of topics
https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/category/discover/science/ - Find out about a wide range of Science subjects
Other things you can try:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers - a range of educational songs and dances
https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga - why not try a bit of yoga?
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChIjW4BWKLqpojTrS_tX0mg - some fun dances to keep your family active
Follow @JoshGad on Twitter or Instagram for daily story telling!
http://nowpressplay.co.uk/learn-at-home/ (Password: nowpressplay) - pop in your headphones and have a go; with activities covering the whole curriculum!
Please check our curriculum page for more information about what we will be learning