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Friday 24th April 2020

Good Morning Year Five!

I hope you are ready for the last lessons of the week!

But before that, I have a new On This Day for you. 

On this Day, it has been traditionally used to remember the Ancient Greeks entering Troy using a wooden horse, which helped to win the battle. They believed this happened in 1184BC. Which was over 3000 years ago!


The Trojan Horse

Below is a link to the BBC School Radio which tells the whole story of the Trojan War. 



Today, we are going to be taking part in some Spiderman themed yoga! Have fun!


Today I have another chapter of Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief for you. It is called Three Old Ladies Knit the Socks of Death. What a curious name!

Three Old Ladies Knit the Socks of Death

 Below the video is a list of key language in this chapter and what it means, which I think will help you with your understanding of the chapter. 

Chapter Two- Three Old Ladies Knit the Socks of Death.mp4

Still image for this video

Words to know from Chapter Two:

hallucination: an experience involving the apparent perception of something not present.

campus: the grounds and buildings of a university or college.

perky: cheerful and lively

cranky: bad-tempered; irritable.

ajar: (of a door or other opening) slightly open.

eavesdropper: a person who wilsecretly listen to a conversation.

solstice: either of the two times in the year, the summer solstice and the winter solstice, when the sun reaches its highest or lowest point in the sky at noon, marked by the longest and shortest days

discouraged: having lost confidence or enthusiasm; disheartened.

smirked:smile in an irritatingly smug, conceited, or silly way.

sarcastic: marked by or given to using irony in order to mock or show dislike.

juvenile delinquents: a young person who often commits criminal acts or offences.

executives: a person/s with senior managerial responsibility in a business.

ambassadors: a representative or promoter of a specified activity OR an approved person sent by a state (country) as its permanent representative in a foreign country.

dashboard: he panel facing the driver of a vehicle or the pilot of an aircraft, containing instruments and controls

asphalt: a mixture of dark materials with sand or gravel, used for surfacing roads, flooring, roofing, etc.

superstition: a widely held but irrational belief in supernatural influences, especially as leading to good or bad luck, or a practice based on such a belief OR excessively credulous belief in and respect for the supernatural


English- SPAG

Today we are thinking about Inverted Commas which are also known as speech marks!

These are a skill we need need to make sure we are using accurately, especially if we have used them in our Greek Myth, or plan to next week. 

They are a Year 3 skill, and so you should know these rules already! This is a recap. 


Watch this link to the BBC Bitesize website. Have a go at the activity too. 



So to recap here are the rules for Inverted Commas: 


Now you can have a go at the activity here:


Try and work through as thoroughly as possible!

Speed Tables

Today, I have given you a speed table sheet to fill in and have a go.

If possible time yourselves, this will happen every Friday, and it would be great for you to see how much you improve every week! 

The first sheet has the table to keep note of your scores. Of course, the more you do TT Rockstars throughout the week, the quicker you will become. 


Today's maths is a summary of what we have thought about the last few days. 

Please use resources and work you have completed to help you!

This is a puzzle- can you decode the message using your Fraction, Decimal and Percentage equivalents knowledge?


If it doesn't make sense - you may have got a letter wrong!

Good Luck!

The Friday Challenge

Every Friday, there will be a challenge here which combines all different skills. 

Today's involves designing your own Perfect Remote Control. 


Firstly think about things you :

  • like
  • love
  • hate
  • are irritated by
  • wish you had more or less of
  • really enjoy
  • try to avoid


There are three different types of control on your remote:

The dials give information about quantity. 

The knobs can make things more or less or not at all. 

The on/off buttons can just switch things on and off!


Once you have decided on the different things your remote control does, you then have to draw it out and label it! Have a look at the sheet below for some inspiration.

Have a wonderful weekend, and see you on Monday!


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