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Wednesday 29th April 2020

Welcome to Wednesday!

I hope all of Year Five are doing well and have enjoyed the learning so far this week. 


On this Day: 

Today marks the anniversary for a very special song: RESPECT by Aretha Franklin who released this song on 29th April 1967, which means it is 53 years old this year. We have heard it many times in assembly, here is a chance to see the wonderful singer sing it herself. I hope you like seeing her perform it.


Did you know, it is the International Day of Dance today?

To celebrate it, here is some Dance Yoga to mark the day in style!


Miss S Spelling Activity linked to -ence, -ent

Try Against the Clock


Mrs T group Spelling activity: dis- pronoun

Try Against the Clock


Today, there is another chapter of Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief to listen to. It's a long chapter, with lots of information in (some that you may need to remember for later!) 

If you struggle with listening back to the video- grab some paper and draw things that are mentioned as the chapter goes on. Might help you visualise the things that are happening. 

Underneath the video is a guide to some of the vocabulary that you may not know. 

Chapter Three- Grover Unexpectedly Loses His Trousers

Still image for this video

Vocabulary from Chapter Three- Grover Unexpectedly Loses His Trousers

Beeline: a straight line between two places.

Bloodhound: a large hound of a breed with a very keen sense of smell, used in tracking.

Superintendent: a person who manages or superintends an organisation or activity.

Pretzels: a crisp biscuit baked in the form of a knot or stick and flavoured with salt.

Cologne: a water with a strong scent, originally made in Cologne.

Talons: a claw, especially one belonging to a bird of prey.

Lumber: move in a slow, heavy, awkward way.

Saltwater Taffy: a type of candy or sweets, that are popular in North America.

Hyperactive: abnormally or extremely active.

Resented:to have felt or to feel bitterness or indignation at (a circumstance, action, or person)

Cloven Hooves: hoofs that are like the foot of cattle, sheep, goats and deer



Today you are writing the final section of your Greek Myth. Focusing on the fall of Icarus, as well as the consequences of his actions. Will your ending be a happy, sad or a thoughtful/reflective one, now it is time for you to decide!

These are the boxes you are focusing on: 



Good: Use three of your spelling words in your work. 

Amazing: Use a relative clause to add extra information

Awesome: Use metaphor or simile to add figurative language to your paragraphs. 


1) 81126 - 6538

2) Find the common factors of 15 and 45

3) 1210 ÷ 11




Our Maths today, focuses on multiplying decimals by 10, 100 and 1000. 

Have a read through this information which explains all the rules for doing this. 

This is something we have done before with WHOLE numbers, but this is now extending it to decimals. 




Have a listen to this song. It is funny and good to dance to. I bet your parents will remember dancing to it. But it does remind you of the rule for multiplying and dividing by 10 100 and 1000

Divide by (รท) and multiply by (x) 10, 100 and 1000

Enjoy listening and dancing Year 5. Ask your parents if they can remember who sang this song. Mrs Andrews...

Have a look at this video for a quick reminder of how to use the place value grid to multiply by 10 100 and 1000.

Year 5 Wednesday multiplying by 10 100 1000

Quick demo using place value grid

So to recap here are the rules: 

Multiplying by 10, 100, 1000




Have a go at the activity below, and see how you get on. 

There is a place value chart if you need one. 


Answers will be uploaded later today. 


Today, we will be thinking about the chronology of history and in particular the Ancient Greeks. 


First of all we are going to talk about what BCE , BC, AD, CE mean. 

Here is a video which really clearly and visually shows you what this all means!




AD and BC Explained (as well as CE and BCE)

The next thing I would like you to do is to look at the chronology of the Greek civilisation which is all BCE/BC. 

Here are some timeline cards, either print them out and order them on to a sheet in the correct chronological order (remembering that the timeline works like negative numbers with the biggest number meaning it is the oldest). 


You could always cut them out OR use the dates and names and draw your own timeline out. 


Challenge: To find out more about three of the events on the timeline and see what you can learn about it. 

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