Art Fortnight: "Re-Born"

1st June to 12th June 2020

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Year 5 – Summer 2 – Week 1

English Topic:
Film Narrative

Maths Topic:

Non-core Topic:
Living things and their habitats

Physical Activity (x2 a week)
PSHE (x1 a week)
RE (x1 a week)
Computing (x1 a week)

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LO: To explore and compare myths from different cultures looking at themes and conventions.

Watch this video about

What are Myths?

Now read the ‘Information page’ so you know what each type of text is.

Read through the ‘Myths/Fables/Traditional tales and Legends’ document.

What are the similarities and differences across the texts?

Activity: Read all of the texts that you have been provided and for each text you must state whether it is a

Myth, Legend, Fable or a Traditional tale with reasoning for your choices.

You can do this on some lined paper by simply writing the name of the text as a subheading and underneath provide your answer with an explanation.


I believe that Little Red riding hood is a traditional tale because it is a folk tale, which has been written to entertain children. This text involves a wolf and Traditional tales usually do involve animals or magical creatures.

MONDAY What Are Myths Legend Fables And Traditonal Tales

Myths, Legnds, Fables And Traditional Tales.


This year our Art Fortnight unit of work is based around the theme ‘Re-born’. As a school, we want raise awareness of plastic pollution and the importance of recycling.

Week 1,Monday, Art, Summer 2

Did you know that at least 8 million pieces of plastic are entering the oceans everyday! Some plastic, like a plastic bottle can last for 450 years in the marine environment!

The aim of this unit of work is to explore and learn about different contemporary artists, who using their artwork to highlight the problem with plastic pollution.

So, what is plastic pollution? How is plastic pollution harming our environment and planet? What is microplastic pollution? Why is that so dangerous to all types of life and wildlife?

Task 1: You need to research, using the internet, the problems with plastic pollution.

Here are some websites you could use:

Can you make a mind map or poster to share all the information you found out?

Task 2

So, how are some artists highlighting the problems? Your task is to look at the work of Ricard and Judith Lang.

Think about the materials used? Where did they get them from? What is the message behind their artwork?

I have included some examples of their work to help you, but more example can be found on the internet.

See resource named ‘Week 1, Monday, Art, Summer 2 ‘ . It is not necessary to print this document – it can be downloaded and viewed online.


Complete daily timestable practise on Daily 10.

 LO. To identify and recognise different metric units

Key vocabulary: metric, measurement, unit, length, weight, capacity


Recap! What unit of measurement would you use for:

  1. A) The length of your TV?
  2. B) The weight of a tin of beans?
  3. C) The length from your bedroom to the living room?
  4. D) The weight of your favourite toy?
  5. E) The amount of liquid in a cup of water?

The units of measurement we have been studying previously include grams, kilograms, millimetres and metres. These types of measurements are called ‘metric’ measurements.  Metric measurements are the units that are most used around the world.

Watch the video and make notes:

Answer the following questions and provide a reason for your ideas:

  1. A) Would you use kilometres to measure the length of a car?
  2. B) Would you use grams to measure the weight of a dog?
  3. C) Would you use grams to measure the weight of a tomato?
  4. D) Would you use litres to measure the capacity of a can of cola?

Task: PE

Join Joe Wicks at 9am each morning for a live 30min P.E lesson

Gymnastics task- explore different levels. Find a good space in your house or garden and start jogging around the area. Get a grown up or sibling to shout out different levels at you: High, Middle , Low you need to listen to the level and try to continue moving round the area at this level. You can make this game harder by adding in some balances at different levels too. 



LO: To compare a range of myths from different cultures

Watch the clips below of different Myths and Legends.

Pandora’s box

Romelus and Remus

The Hero Twins

Theseus and the Minotaur

Now read the texts to gain a better understanding.

Read the ‘Tuesday Myths/Legends sheet’

Activity: Complete the table (or copy up the table onto A4 paper if you cannot access a printer). You must watch and read all of the Myths/Legends in order to make comparisons on the table.

Tuesday Myths and Legends sheet

Tuesday Myths and Legends table activity


Today, you will be comparing the work of Richard and Judith Lang to Alejandro Durán.

 I have included some examples of his work to help you, but more example can be found on the internet.

See resource named ‘Week 1, Tuesday, Art, Summer 2 ‘. It is not necessary to print this document – it can be downloaded and viewed online.

Week 1, Tuesday, Art, Summer 2

What materials have they used?

What are the similarities and differences between their work?

Which artwork makes the biggest impact on you? Which do you feel highlights the problems with plastic pollution the best?

Can you record your thoughts and observations by making notes or writing sentences? Perhaps you can present your learning to your family in a presentation or poster. You can teach your family everything you have found out about the artists so far.


  1. To identify and recognise different imperial units

 Key vocabulary: metric, imperial, measurement, unit, length, weight, capacity, convert

Today, we will look at imperial units of measurement. Imperial units were originally developed in England a long time ago and some are still used today, even though the metric system of measurements is more commonly used. Some countries still use imperial measure, so it is important to know the difference and how to convert between the two.

Watch and make notes:

Now try:

1) If 1 inch is approximately 2.5 centimetres then:

  1. A) What is 4 inches in cm?
  2. B) What is 10 inches in cm?
  3. C) What is 10cm in inches?

*Top Tip!* Use a bar model to help:


2) If 1 kilogram (kg) is approximately 2 pounds (lbs), then:

  1. A) What is 2kg in lbs?
  2. B) What is 5kg in lbs?
  3. C) What is 22lbs in kg?
  4. D) What is 110lbs in kgs?

Task: RE:

LO: To explore the difference between spontaneous appreciation of others and a trained dutiful response.

When and why do we say thank you? Why is it important to say thank you?

People say thank you in response to something or when it being initiated. For example, the difference between saying thank you for some food the lunchtime supervisor has given them and thank you to the lunchtime supervisor for being there.

At home, the difference between saying thank you for pocket money or spontaneous thank you for just being their mum.

Think of all the ways that you express thanks, not necessarily in words. How does it make both groups of people feel?

Currently, people in the UK are grateful for everything the NHS and keyworkers are doing. What are people doing? What have you and your family done?



LO:  To make recommendations about a preferred text by providing opinions and reasoning.

Read through the texts. Consider the questions below:

Which text was your favourite?

What is your favourite part about the text? Why?

Who is your favourite character? Why?

What star rating would you give the text out of 5?

What would you recommend about the text?

Activity: Based on the Myths and Legends you have looked at this week. You need to pick one that is your favourite and complete a book review for this using the questions you discussed above.

WEDNESDAY Example Of Review Sheet

Wednesday Myths And Legends Texts


Today, you will be looking at the work of Dianne Cohen.

She brings new life to an everyday items found in all our homes – plastic bags! She does this in order to prevent the plastic bags being part of the plastic pollution.

I have included some examples of her work to help you, but more example can be found on the internet.

See resource named ‘Week 1, Wednesday, Art, Summer 2’. It is not necessary to print this document – it can be downloaded and viewed online.

Week 1, Wednesday, Art, Summer 2


For this task, you will need to find and collect some plastic bags from around the house. Then, display them in an interesting and creative way. You could hang them up (use a coat hanger/sticks etc as a base), tie them together, cut them open, join them together. Get your family to help you create something beautiful.

Take pictures of your display and email them to your class teacher to share.


  1. To solve problems involving conversion of imperial and metric measurements

Remember this base knowledge:

1 kg is approximately 2 pounds

1 inch is approximately 2.5cm

568 millilitres is equal to 1 pint

Use this information to convert:

  1. A) 4kg into lbs
  2. B) 15 cm into inches
  3. C) 12 inches into cm
  4. D) 3 pints into ml
  5. E) 0.5 pints into ml
  6. F) 2.5 pints into ml
  7. G) 1 lb into kg
  8. H) 5 lbs into kg

Remember, you can use a bar model to help you!

Have a go at the two problems below. Take your time and use your times table knowledge to help you! Refer back to the base knowledge above.


PSHE- Garden Wildlife week

Week 1 PSHE Bird Hunt

This week is garden wildlife week, so your task is to get outside into your garden! If you do not have a garden, do not worry as below, there are tasks to suit everybody. Take a pick and see what you fancy doing in order to drive your enthusiasm for nature!

  1. Either in your garden or on your daily walk, try to tick off the bird list. It is in the resources under ‘ Week 1 PSHE Bird Hunt’
  2. Open your windows or doors and close your eyes. Listen to the orchestra of nature. Can you hear the trees? The birds? Can you hear buzzing of bees? Look around, what nature can you see? What colours? Can you smell the grass? The flowers? Write a short description of what you experienced.
  3. Are you staying indoors? Don’t worry- Bring nature inside! Take a look at the following link. Perhaps you could try to identify these sounds out your window:
  4. Research the importance of wildlife in gardens. What benefits do bees have? Why are spiders helpful? How can wildlife be encouraged in gardens?



LO: To identify authorial intent and justify my reasoning.

Authorial intent is why the author decided to use a certain word/ phrase. It means we have to think about what the author was thinking when they were creating the story.

Read the THOR text. Answer the questions to go with it.

Activity: Complete the comprehension.

You do not need to print the questions off.

You can write your answers in full sentences on lined paper.

Top tip: Make sure you provide a Point Evidence and Explain where necessary for your questions.



Today, you will be looking at 2 sculpture artists; Rodney “Rodrigo” McCoubrey and Michelle Reader. They both use waste and junk material that is just thrown away, which is stopped entering the landfills. The sculptures made into something beautiful out of everyday objects that are normally considered useless.

I have included some examples of their work to help you, but more example can be found on the internet.

See resource named ‘Week 1, Thursday, Art, Summer 2 ‘. It is not necessary to print this document – it can be downloaded and viewed online.

Week 1, Thursday, Art, Summer 2


Your task is to collect waste or useless items/objects from your own homes and turn them into a piece of art. You could choose an animal, a plant or a shape – anything you like. The only rule is that you must only use ‘waste materials’.  Get all the family involved and be creative!

Take pictures of your work and email them to your class teacher to share.


Complete daily timestable practise on Daily 10.

  1. To convert between units of time

Key vocabulary: time, conversion, bar model, calendar, clock, timeline

*Top Tip* Use a bracket to show the part of the bar you need to look at. In the example below, 2 years have been bracketed because that is the amount of time we need to convert.

We know that 1 year equals 12 months.

To find out what 2 years are, repeat the bar, so we can see:

1 year + 1 year

= 12 months + 12 months

= 24 months

Try to use the bar model and complete the conversions below:

1 year = ___ months

____years = 60 months

3 years and 2 months =  ___ months

___years ___ months = 75 months

2.5 years = ___months

___ years = 24 months

This time, the base knowledge has been changed to days and weeks.

3 weeks and 2 days =

Using this example, try to complete:

Task: Computing:

For this term we will be looking at working with 3d spaces in a computer. So, for this term we will be using “Minecraft: Education Edition” (or MEE) to help us!

You may need an adult to support you through this.

To start with, you will need to download and install MEE.

Click the link below and select the version recommended for your device.

Follow the steps to install the software and once it launches it will ask for your email and then password.

You will need to enter your School Email:

Then the password for your school email.

This should log you in.

Feel free to use the software and create your own world to explore.



LO: To orally rehearse and perform a chosen Myth or Legend.

Watch this clip below from 6minutes on wards:


Think about:

Body language



Use of space on stage

Eye contact with audience

Activity: With your family members practise rehearsing and performing one of your favourite Myths or Legends remember to do your best acting using all of the great acting you saw in the video clip.

Ensure you have an audience to provide you with some critical feedback.


Today, you will look at the work of Jane Perkins. She has re-created famous artworks/portraits using buttons, beads shells, unwanted jewellery, toys etc.

I have included some examples of their work to help you, but more example can be found on the internet. Can you guess whose work they have re-created? Who is the portrait off?

See resource named ‘Week 1, Friday, Art, Summer 2’.  It is not necessary to print this document – it can be downloaded and viewed online.

Task 1

You now need to compare the artwork of Jane Perkins and Dianne Cohen. (You studied Dianna Cohen’s work on Wednesday).

Tip: Think about the choice of imagery

What do all of the artists you have looked at this week have in common?

How is their choice of materials helping the planet combat plastic pollution?

You can record your thoughts and observations by making notes, or verbally sharing your ideas with a family member

Task 2

Choose a famous person or a famous artwork and try to re-create it in the style of Jane Perkins using materials found within your own homes.

 Take pictures of your work and email them to your class teacher to share.


Complete daily timestable practise on Daily 10.

To solve problems involving converting units of time

Key vocabulary: conversion, units, measurements

Today you will be applying your knowledge of conversion to tackle some tricky problems!

Before starting, look at all the base knowledge you know and write it down. Focus on days, months and years.

1 minute = ____ seconds

1 day = 24 hours

1 week = ___ days

1 year = ___ months

And so on!

Have a go at these brainteasers. Remember to break each one down into smaller steps if you need to and try to think logically! For each question, ask yourself:

  • What base knowledge do I need to use?
  • What unit should I convert them all to? (should they all be in minutes? Hours? Days?)
  • How could I draw or layout my thinking?





Frutas y verduras

Spanish Lesson 1 Frutas

In today’s lesson we are going to learn different fruit and vegetables in Spanish. Are you eating healthy at home? Which are your favourites veggies? Watch this video and start practicing the pronunciation and spellings.

When you finish, find the worksheet for today’s lesson named “Frutas”. You need to write the appropriate name, the number of items and the colour.

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