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English

Today for English we have a poem to work on.  Part of the Year 5 curriculum includes the ability to clearly recite poetry from memory.  However, you are not expected to learn the whole poem as this is very long!

Begin by reading the poem and identifying tricky vocabulary.  Break down the words and work out what they say to make your reading of the poem clearer and to maintain the rhythm. 

Follow the hyper links to listen to two different performances of the poem. Which do you prefer? Why?

Use the revision cards to revisit parenthesis, including additional information in sentences.  There are three levels of sentences to complete.  Consider the first task as one star, the second as two star and the third as three star (the hardest).  Choose which of the three tasks to complete. There is no expectation that you will complete all three.  Write these sentences in your book.  Remember to include all your punctuation!

 

You can self assess your sentences using a different colour pen. There are suggested answers within your pack.  Remember to double check your capital letter and full stop use.

 

Optional extras - 

Research another of TS Eliot's cat poems - which do you prefer?

Draw a picture of Skimbleshanks at the train station based upon your knowledge from the poem.

Rehearse a performance of part of the poem.

You can email these over to us to share your learning.

Maths

Please see your MyMaths account for today's maths task. Complete the lesson before attempting the homework. Remember you can use your book for workings. We will monitor results online.

 

You must remember to log out of your portal and then log out of MyMaths - otherwise your results might not be sent to us.

 

Today you will be converting between fractions and decimals. We know already that fractions can be written as decimals. Half of 1 is 1/2 as a fraction and 0.5 as a decimal. A quarter of 1 is 1/4 as a fraction and 0.25 as a decimal. What do you notice about 1/10 or one tenth? The one whole has been divided into 10 equal parts making it 0.1 as a decimal. Think about 1/100. What would that look like as a decimal? Double check whether you are working in tenths or in hundredths. 

When you have more difficult denominators such as eights, remember to divide the whole (which is one) into 8 equal parts. Then remember whatever you multiply the denominator by you need to do the same with your numerator.

 

Be careful with the second part of the homework. The question wants you to work in decimals, so dividing using bus stop won't necessarily help you. Use division logic to help you. To divide by 8, divide by 2 first and then divide by 2 again. If you need to divide by 5, it might be better to divide by 10 first and then multiply that answer by 2. 

Foundation - RE

Create a comic strip or information booklet to detail the Easter Story – also known as Holy Week in the Christian calendar. Use the web links to help you with the details.

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