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Year 5 – Summer 2 – Week 2

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Art Fortnight ‘Re-born’

Physical Activity

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  1. To summarise the key events within a narrative

For today’s activity, you will need to use the Thor comprehension from last Thursday.  You do not need to print it off, but you need to have it open for reference.

What does ‘summary’ mean? What is the purpose of summarising?

Since myths and legends, such as Thor, were passed on through oral story- telling, there are many different versions of what happened and what characters looked like. When you think about Thor, you may imagine this guy:

This Avenger is based on the Norse Mythological version of Thor, who has often been depicted as?

What do they have in common?

You can google ‘Thor Norse Mythology’ to see more images.

Even though parts of the legends may change over time, the general conventions remain. Thor, son of Odin, has long flowing hair, a cape of some sort and a mighty hammer.


Using the comprehension and Google Images, create a comic strip retelling the story.

*Top Tip* Since you are summarising, only include the main points.

A template ‘Week 2- English- Monday- Comic template’ is available if you need it to help with a layout.

Week 2 English Monday Comic Template


Today, you will be looking at the work of Hassan Sharif.

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

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

Task 1

Which other artist that you have studies, is Hassan Sharif’s work similar to? Why?

Does his work help combat pollution and waste? How?

Share your thoughts by talking to a family member

Task 2

Go on a hunt around your house for anything you may have in bulk (lots of) like bags of plastic pegs, boxes of toys, hundreds of bottle lids?)

How could you assemble these items together to display them in an interesting way?

Work in the style of Hassan Sharif to create and collection of items you have at home.

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

Week 2, Monday, Art, Summer 2


LO: To identify what volume is.

Vocabulary: Cube, cuboid, 3D shapes, solid, estimate.

Volume means the amount of space an object fills.

Watch this video below to find out about volume (make notes):

This is the different ways a shape with a volume of 12cm3 (Cubed) can look like:

Can you see that the shapes are all still made up of 12 cubes but look different.


Identify the volume of these 2 shapes by counting all of the cubes (even the hidden ones)

Now try these 2 questions:

  1. My shape is made up of 10 centimetre cubes. The height and length are the same size. What could my shape look like? Experiment and find out using toilet roll. (In school we would have used cubes )


Task: PE:

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

Gymnastics task- create a gymnastic style obstacle course around your house. Use chairs, pillows, sofa’s etc and create your own gymnastic equipment course. You can see how one family did it here or type home obstacle course into youtube



  1. To recognise the features of speech and apply them to direct speech.

Go through the video at your own pace. Look at each example carefully and complete the quiz at the end.

Activity 1:

We use inverted commas to punctuate our direct speech. Copy out the examples below and add in the correct punctuation, including inverted commas, capital letters, commas and full stops.

A) I’ve lost my might hammer shouted Thor.

B) Use this thread said Ariadne to find your way back out of the labyrinth.

C) It is important Pandora the gods warned that you do not open this box.

D) The tortoise said slow and steady wins the race.

Activity 2:

Look back at the Thor story that you used for your comprehension last week.

1) Can you find examples of direct speech in it? Write them down!

2) Can you write your own short conversation involving Thor and Odin?

 Week 2 English Tuesday Planning Template


Think about all the different artist styles you have worked in over the last few days.

Which style/technique did you enjoy the most? Why?

You are now going to plan a completely original outcome inspired by the artists you have studied.

Your artwork must only use waste materials. I would suggest you have a look at the materials you have available to use first before you plan.

Your artwork must highlight the problems with plastic pollution.

Your artwork can be 2D or 3D


Plan some ideas for a final outcome by drawing some sketches and annotating what materials you will need to make your ideas (ensure the materials are accessible – check with a parent to see what you have in your house or recycling bin)

Choose your favourite idea – you will make this tomorrow

Get the family involved, share and discuss your ideas.


LO: To solve problems that involve volume.

Using what you have learnt yesterday, try the questions below:

Activity: Answer the reasoning style questions below:

  1. Shape A has a height of 12 cm. Shape B has a height of 4 cm. Dora says Shape A must have a greater volume.  Is she correct? Explain your answer.


  1. Shape A has a height of 14cm. Shape B has a height of 14cm too. Sunny says Shape A and B must have the same volume. Is he correct? Explain your answer.


  1. Shape A has a volume of 15 cm. Shape B has a volume of 5cm. Nelly says Shape A must have a smaller volume than Shape B. Is she corect? Explain your answer.

Challenge: Can you answer this problem.


Task: PSHE:

Carer’s Week 2020

8th– 14th June is Carer’s week.

We take this week to celebrate carers, including those in hospitals, care homes and at home.

Carers are often so busy looking after others, that they forget to look after themselves and it is even more important, now than ever, to show our support of those who look after us and our families, every single day.

What is caring?


Why is this video important?

How did that song make you feel?

With it being Carer’s Week, we would like to encourage you to show that you care.

You can do this by:

  • Join in with the weekly ‘Clap For Our Carers’ on Thursday evening at 8pm. Stand in your window, or in your front doorway, and clap your hands, bang a saucepan or whistle, to show your support for our carers.
  • Create a rainbow for your window to support our carers and our NHS. You can paint one, make one out of your handprints, create one out of materials- be creative! (See examples below)



  • Who cares for you?
  • How do they care for you?
  • How can you show them you appreciate their care?
  • Who do you care for?

How do you show that you care for them?



  1. To orally rehearse and plan a mythical story

Today, you will be planning a mythical story, based on Thor and his lost hammer.

What sections will you have in your story? How many?

 There is a plan that you are free to follow, if you wish, in the resources called ‘Week 2- English- Wednesday- Model plan’.

Week 2 English Wednesday Model Plan

There are key questions that you should answer when planning your mythical story. If you want to make your own plan, then do so! There is also a planning template document in the resources called ’Week 2- English- Wednesday- Planning template’

Make sure that you make your plan yours. Set it out how you feel comfortable to and link language ideas throughout, including speech, adverbials, show not tell and expanded noun phrases.


Refer back to your favourite annotated sketch from yesterday

Gather the materials you need to make your artwork.

Think about how you will hold the artwork together? Glue? Sticks? Sellotape? Thread? String?


Begin the making process, constantly referring back to your planning sketch ensuring your follow your plan.

Have you changed anything as you have gone along?



LO: To order volume using objects.


How can you tell which shape has a larger/smaller volume?

What will you need to look at on the shape?

What knowledge can you use?

Try the question below:


Look around your house for objects. These could be; book, can of beans, frame, TV, bedside draw, laundry basket, washing powder box…

Now order the items from the smallest volume to the largest volume. Make sure you write down the volume of each item.

Task: RE:

LO: To explore and understand how Muslims are thankful to Allah (God).

Different religions show thanks to God in different ways. Why is it important for people to do this? How does it make them feel?

Read the resource, RE Week 2. You do not need to print the document but just need to be able to read it online.

What do Muslims do to show thanks to Allah? Discuss and share with your family?

Is it similar/different to other religions you know off?

Week 2, Wednesday, RE, Summer 2



  1. To write a mythical narrative based on the legend of Thor

Today, you will be writing the first two sections of your story, stopping when Loki returns to Thor.

  • Make sure you follow your plan
  • Try to include fantastic language techniques to make your myth exciting and tense
  • Remember the language features discussed last week
  • Ensure you include purposeful speech, which progresses the narrative

Below is a starter, which you may wish to use in the opening of your story.

The powerful god, Thor, had gone to retrieve his hammer, only to learn that it was gone. His eyes grew wide with fury and his fists clenched tightly. Dark clouds rolled across the skies and thunder brewed in the belly of a storm. “Who dared cross me and take my almighty, magical Mjolnir?” his voice bellowed across Asgard. With rage coursing through his veins, he stormed to his father, Odin, who was already waiting, slouched in his throne…


Continue to work on your final outcome which you started yesterday.

Work until complete.

Make sure you refer to back your plan.

Once your work is complete, think about how you will display it when it is dry. Will you hang it on a wall? Stand it on a table? Will it be displayed outside or inside?

You could also give your work a title – like a professional artist does!


LO: To compare volume using concrete material.

Practical lesson

Today you will be creating your own shapes using household items (politely ask your parents first).

You will create shapes using item such as beans tins in replacement of cubes that we would have used in school.

(If you do not have beans tins try any other tins of the same size, you could also try:

-Toilet rolls

-Playing Blocks

-Lego (have to be the same size/dimension pieces)


Using the items create a shape write down its volume.

Then, write down the volume of your next shape.

Now compare the volume and place a symbol < > = to show which has the large/smaller volume.


Task: Computing:

Today we will get more familiar with the mechanics of MEE.

Firstly, you will need to open Minecraft Education Edition

You will need to login using your School email and password.

Once you get to the menu you will need to go to


‘View Library’

‘How to Play’

‘Start Here’

‘Education Edition Tutorial’

Then finally click ‘Create World’

Play through the tutorial and once you get to the village feel free to explore but don’t do the ‘Redstone’ or ‘World Builder’ areas as they aren’t relevant to what we will be doing.

After this you’re welcome to create your own world by going back to the main menu and clicking ‘play’ then ‘New’ then set your game mode to ‘Creative’ and finally ‘Play’.



  1. To write a mythical narrative based on the legend of Thor

Today we will continue our story, finishing sections 3 and 4.

Again, there is a starter for section 3, if you need to use it.

Sections 3 and 4 focus on the element of challenge and trickery. Consider how to build your mood and atmosphere to reflect that Thor and Loki, with the help of Freya, tried to trick Thrym through wearing a disguise.

What atmosphere would you want in this section? Read the text from last week again. What mood has been created? Scary/ humorous/ sad?

Below is a section you may wish to include. Ensure it is cohesive to your narrative. You may wish to edit it to fit suitably.

After hearing the news of Loki’s travels, Thor laughed. The rumble escaped from his stomach, deep and hearty and he slapped a hand across his stomach, it hurt that much from the guffaw. “He wants Freya?” he chuckled, “he must be mad!”

Freya looked less impressed, her arms folded across her chest and her lips in a pout.

“There is no way I am going to marry such a cretin. Over my dead body!” she declared.

Odin’s eyes washed over the scene, landing finally on Loki, who had that telling glint in his eye. He looked deep in thought, his gaze flickering between Thor and Freya- from the muscular thunder god to the petite, beautiful goddess and back again. After a short while, Loki clicked his fingers, “I’ve got an idea.”


Look at your completed final outcome and think about your learning throughout the project.


Answer the following questions in writing:

  1. Does my artwork highlight the problems with plastic pollution?
  2. Have I used only waste materials that I had in my house already to ensure my artwork is helping the environment?
  3. Which of the artists that I studied is my artwork most like? Why?
  4. Which of the artists that I studied is my artwork most different from? Why?
  5. What has this project taught me about plastic pollution?
  6. How are contemporary artists highlighting the problems with plastic pollution?
  7. What am I going to do in the future to help combat plastic pollution?

Take a picture of your final artwork and email them to your class teacher to share.

It would also be great if you take a picture of you plan and evaluation to email to your teacher. The class teacher will be able to see how your plan has come to life.


LO: To solve problems that involve comparing volume.

Study the 2 shapes below.

Step 1: Find the volume of Emma’s shape.

Step 2: Find the volume of Isla’s shape.

Step 3: identify which has the smaller volume.

Step 4: Fill in the ___ < ____ below.

Try the question below using blocks/beans tins/toilet rolls.

Activity: You do not need to print this sheet.

Use the images to help you answer the Q’s. (You can use objects around the house to act as cubes, just make sure they are the same object)


Task: Spanish:

El desayuno

Do you know what “desayuno” mean? Let me give you a clue, the word “ayuno” means fasting so, when do you usually break the fast? Correct, you have guessed it! It is breakfast.

Watch this recipe of a very traditional and popular breakfast in Spain:

Perhaps you can try it at home.

Now it is your turn to create your own recipe and write it in Spanish. There is a worksheet to guide you, I suggest you start with a fruit salad but you can include any other ingredients you love.

Spanish Lesson 2 Ensalada

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