Year 5 – Summer 1 – Week 3

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LO: To predict and use inference upon a narrative clip with a focus on colour.

Watch Medusa’s Ball clip stopping when she touches the mirror.

Try to answer these questions:


Where is it set?

What has happened to it?

Is it old?

What might have caused it to sink?

Where are the other passengers?

Are the Jelly fish dangerous?


Before you look at the main character, watch this video on basic colour theory and how colour shows what the creator of a films wants to show the audience.

Who do you think the main character is?

What colours are worn/shown on the lady?

Is there a mixture?

What could the colours tell us about her character?

Is she a good person?


LO: To begin to understand what biomes are and where they can be found.

On the internet research: What types of biomes are there and where can they be found.

On the world map given to you, colour in all the different biomes and where they are in the world. Create a key showing what they are called.


LO: To identify 3D shapes and their properties

What do we mean by 2D shapes?

2D means 2 dimensions – length and width

 Can you name some 2D shapes?

What are the properties of 2D shapes? For example, a square has is flat, has 4 equal sides, 4 corners and 4 right angles.

So, what is the difference between a 2D and 3D shape?

3D shapes have 3 dimension – length, width and height. Can you name any 3D shapes?

Activity – your task is to go a 3D shape hunt around your house and garden. Find and name as many shapes are you as well as some of their properties. 3D shapes have faces, edges and vertices.

Remember where you find these shapes for Tuesday’s work.

Task: PE:

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

Gymnastic task- What is a balance?

How many ways can you balance? Try these balance challenges:

  • Can you balance on one foot?
  • Can you balance on your hands?
  • Can you balance on one foot and one hand?
  • Can you balance on your bum?
  • Can you create a tall balance?
  • Can you create a small balance?
  • Can you create a balance with a partner?
  • Can you create a group balance with members of your household?



LO: To predict and plan a story

Re-watch the Medusa’s Ball video stopping at the point where she touches the mirror.

After she touches the mirror what might happen?

Do you know any other stories which include someone going through a mirror or portal?

Where might she end up?

What could happen to the ship?


Split a sheet into 2 sections similarly to last week

Partt 1:

Describe where the lady ends up.

Think back to the colour theory video yesterday, what colours could you describe her new location?

Think of she might see or feel.

Part 2:

You will need to provide a satisfying ending.

What might the lady find or discover?

Who might she find?

What might the ship have to do with it?

Will she have a happy ending?


LO: To understand the climate and location of desert biomes.

Today you will look at desert biomes and what they are like.

On the internet, research what desert biomes are like, and create a poster all about the climate and weather of deserts and some examples.

What is the definition of a desert?

What is the biggest desert in the world?

Where can they mostly be found?

What is the driest desert in the world?


LO: To understand 3D shapes and their relationship to 2D shapes

What 2D shapes make up 3D shapes?

Use the 3D shapes you find yesterday to help you complete the sheet. I have completed the first one to help you and have provided a shape mat if you are not sure.

Challenge: can you identify the properties of any other 3D shapes that are not on the sheet?

Maths Tuesday T N 106 3d Shape Word Mat Ver 4

Maths Tuesday 3D Shapes Worksheet

Task: PSHE:

Kodomo No Hi (Children’s Day)

Watch video and go through the PowerPoint explaining what Kodomo No Hi is.

Key questions:

  • Why is it an important day?
  • How can we show celebration of children?
  • What could the children celebrate on the day? (their families, friends, teachers)
  • What does the Koinibori represent?

Follow the tutorial:  as a rough guide on how to make a Koinobori (wind sock fish).

(If no watercolours or wax crayons are available at home, use the same paper/ card template shown in the video and use crayons or felt tips!)

Alternatively, follow the written tutorial in the resource folder.

Take photos of your Koinibori’s to share when you are back in school!

PSHE Children’s Day

PSHE Make Your Own Koinobori



LO: To draft the first part of an extended narrative, using expanded noun phrases.

Look back at your plan from yesterday. Look over your plan for your 1st part.

Describe where she may end up. You will need to include additional information to describe the scene so make sure to include at least 3 uses of expanded noun phrases.


LO: To explore a desert biome

Use the link below and scroll down until you see desert.

Take a virtual tour of a desert biome and complete your Biologist Notebook based on what you find!


Find the rattlesnake, Gila monster, and bird nest!


LO: To explore how 2D representation can form 3D shapes

What are nets of a shape?

The net of a 3D shape is what is looks like if it is opened out flat.

A net can be folded up to make a 3D shape. There may be several possible nets for one 3D shape.

You can draw a net on paper, then fold it into the shape.


You will need scissors and glue to make your own nets of 3D shapes. You can make them a colourful as you want. Ask a grown up to help you if needed.

Challenge: Use the squared paper provided, can you draw your own net of a 3D shape?

Maths Wednesday T N 4357 1cm Squared Editable Paper Ver 1

Task: Computing:

LO: To use a storyboard to film scenes of a VLOG.

Activity 1

Create a script for your vlog. What are you going to say at each art of the vlog. Write this down in order and rehearse your script.

Activity 2

You have planned your vlog and the script to go with it. Now you are going to create your vlog by using your story board as your checklist to make sure you include everything.

For this activity you will need a phone/ipad/recording device.

Make sure you think about your shots/angles/lighting. The best lighting is always in front of natural light such as a window, so you can stand facing a window when you record/capture the shots. (If you have an iphone/ipad to hand you can download the ‘imovie’ app and create your vlog on the app following the step by step guide sheet).

Computing Step By Step Guide To Creating An IMovie



LO: to draft the conclusion to a continued narrative.

You are going to draft the end to your story, look over your plan and craft the finale to your story.

What will happen to the lady?

Will she find what she was looking for?

Will she be safe?

Will she stay in the mirror?


LO: To research the plants and animals found in the desert

Obviously due to the harsh climate of a desert not all animals and plants can survive there. Those which can survive have had to adapt, your task today is to research those animals and plants; and how they have adapted to survive in the desert.

Once you have gathered your information, create top trumps (using the template given) with your creatures/ plants to see which is the toughest of them all!


LO: To explore reflective lines of symmetry.  

 What does the word reflective mean? Symmetry? Where do we see symmetry in our everyday life? TIP: look in the mirror – what do yiu see?

Activity: Can you identify the lines of symmetry in the shapes provided?

Tip – fold the paper to see if it fits exactly.

Challenge: Find some objects in your house and see how many lines of symmetry they have.

Maths Thursday

Task: Spanish:

El Ciclo del agua

Let’s discover what the water’s cycle is in Spanish. Look at the picture and click on the orange box. Decide which of the words describe the position of the water in its cycle. When you finish, press “Terminado” and check how many you did correct. Once again, you might need to check the English meaning in

Activity: Write all 10 words in different pieces of paper. In another 10 pieces, write the meanings in English. Now let’s play memory at home! Perhaps ask someone in your family to play along with you. Enjoy!



LO: To edit and improve a narrative piece of writing.

Read through both parts of your narrative.

Go through and make sure it makes sense and flows through both parts.

Edit and improve your work by checking your spelling, up- levelling words and making sure the tense remains the same.

Use a thesaurus and dictionary to help you!

Read through with a parent or sibling, to make sure that it’s the best possible work you can do!

Make sure you have a final version that you can present to your teacher when you get back to school!


LO: To understand how people adapt and live in a desert biome

Just as animals must adapt humans have to adapt as well in order to survive in a desert biome.

You will create a poster split into 4 sections based on your online research.

  1. Jobs

What jobs do people have out in a desert biome?

What can they farm?

What can they mine?

  1. Homes

How have people adapted their homes in order to adapt to the heat?

  1. Food

What diet do the people have? Give examples of different meals they might eat in a desert biome.

  1. Hobbies

What do people do for fun?

Is it similar to what we might have in the UK or is it completely different?


LO: To create symmetrical patterns

Where do we see symmetrical patterns in real-life? How do the patterns make you feel?

Go through the attached powerpoint to understand symmetrical patterns.


Create a collage of symmetrical patters. Use what you can easily find. You could even use leaves, glower petals, twigs, grass etc to help create patterns. If you have paint, pencil crayons, collage, or chalk you can use them too.

There are some sheets and squared paper to help you.

Maths Friday T N 4357 1cm Squared Editable Paper Ver 1

Maths Friday T3 M 129 Rangoli Patterns Symmetry Activity

Maths Friday T2 T 297 Super Symmetry Activity Sheet

Maths Friday T2 M 1951 Geometry Complete Simple Symmetric Figures Powerpoint Ver 1

Maths Friday T2 M 500 Monster Symmetry Worksheets

Maths Friday T2 M 275 Reflection Symmetry Activity Sheets Ver 3

Task: RE:

LO: To understand the importance of VE Day

VE Day stands for Victory in Europe Day and is celebrated every year on the 8th of May to mark the defeat of Germany in World War 2(WWII).

Watch newsround today to help understand VE day

See attached powerpoint on VE Day.

Questions to discuss and explore with your family members:

  1. What is VE DAY?
  2. Why do you think VE day is important and celebrated?
  3. How do you think people could celebrate VE day today under the given circumstances? (not allowed to go out)

Ext: Can you create a picture/banner to display in your window to mark this special day?

RE T2 H 5399 Ks2 Ve Day Information Powerpoint Ver 4

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