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Year 5 Weekly Blog

This is the weekly blog for our Year 5 children.
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Week 7 – 18th May

Discovery Projects – complete by the end of the week

Planning A Celebration/Family Party

Plan a celebration event of your own choosing. It could be a birthday party, an EID celebration, an Easter hunt or anything else you wish to plan. You have £150 to spend and there will be 25 guests attending. Monday: Research a location to host your event in and draw this location in your Home Learning Book 1. Then consider the following: Do you have to pay for it? How much money is going to be left in your budget? Why have you chosen this location? Tuesday: How will you decorate your venue? Research suitable decorations and their cost. Create a table in your Home Learning Book 1 with the name of the item, how many of the item you have and the total cost. Make sure you still have some money left over. Wednesday: Create a menu for your guests to eat and drink. Research the cost of this and create a table to record your costings in your Home Learning Book 1 – include name of food, how much of that food you want and the total cost. Make sure you still have some money left over. Thursday:Research different celebration event entertainments. What entertainment are you going to have at your celebration event? Have you got enough money left in your budget to have entertainment? Record your entertainment choice in your Home Learning Book 1 alongside the cost.Friday: On 2Do, create an invitation to your event. Don’t forget to include: date, time, place, menu, entertainment and anything else you want!


Time To Design

Can you design and create your own perfect celebration outfit? Monday: Create four different designs in your Home Learning Book 1. Think about what you want to include in your design and whether you want to relate it to any cultural traditions. Tuesday: Choose one of your designs and share it with a member of your household. What do they like? What improvements do they think you can make? Wednesday: Draw your final design on an A4 piece of paper with the improvements that your family member made. Thursday: Label your design with the different materials each item is going to be created in. Research the average cost of this material. Friday: Evaluate your item. What do you like about it? What would you change if you were to design it again?

Week 6 – 11th May

Discovery Projects – complete by the end of the week

A History of Wray Common

Create your own ‘History of Wray Common’ – using History of Hogwarts as an example (link below). You can use real facts about Wray Common, completely make it up, or use a mix of facts and fiction. Questions to consider: Who founded Wray Common? Did all the founders/teachers get on? How were houses created? What are the buildings like? Where is it set? What subjects are taught? Is there something hidden somewhere? How are you accepted to join the school? Is there a job that is cursed? Here is a plan you could follow for the week:

Monday: Plan what you are going to include, write some ideas and draw pictures. Tuesday and Wednesday: Add detail to your plan – what are you going to include in each section. Thursday and Friday: Create your poster, leaflet or presentation – be creative. You could use a 2Do, paper, video or a computer based presentation using Adobe Spark or PowerPoint. https://www.wizardingworld.com/features/origins-of-hogwarts-school-of-witchcraft-and-wizardry https://wray-common.surrey.sch.uk/ Adobe Spark Login: class.5b@wray-common.surrey.sch.uk

Adobe Spark password: Computingizcool1

Stay at Home Time Capsule

Create a time capsule from the lockdown with things you can find and make. There are lots of worksheets in the folder to support ideas or even print and use. A time capsule is a historic cache of goods or information, usually intended as a deliberate method of communication with future people, and to help future archaeologists, anthropologists, or historians.

Monday: using the worksheets saved in the class folder decide what you are going to include and think about why. Start to create or upcycle something for your capsule. Tuesday and Wednesday: Complete your capsule. Prepare the items. You can use the worksheets as ideas or even to print off and fill out. Think about what future historians will want to know about what schoolchildren and their families got up to and how they felt during the 2020 school closures. Thursday and Friday: there will be a 2Do for you to share your ideas. Take or draw a picture of the capsule and then list all the things you have added and write an explanation of why you chose to put each item in.

Week 5 – 4th May

Discovery Projects – complete by the end of the week

Creative Creations

Cadburys are launching a new chocolate bar. You are the creator/designer. Over the course of the week, you will need to carry out the following tasks to help bring this chocolate bar to life.

Monday: Research current Cadbury chocolate bars to create a list of ‘must have’ criteria for your chocolate bar. Decide on what ingredients you will have in your chocolate bar to make it unique. Tuesday: Design your own packaging for your chocolate bar (this can be done by hand or on the computer). Wednesday: Gather some feedback from your family about your design – what do they like about it, what do they not like about it? Make changes to your packaging based on their feedback. Thursday/Friday: Using Adobe Spark (login and password below) to create your own advert for your chocolate bar. Make sure you plan your advert first before you create it.


Come Dine With Me

You are responsible for creating a three course meal for your family.

Monday: Choose or create the recipes for a starter, mail meal and dessert. Tuesday: Think about what ingredients you will need to make your recipe and write a shopping list of the different items you will need. Wednesday: Research how much the ingredients will cost using a supermarket website of your choice. Where is the most cost effective place to buy the ingredients? Thursday: Cook your three course meal for your family.  Friday: Evaluate your meal – how did it go? What went well? What would you change next time? Complete this as a 2Do.

If cooking your meal on Thursday doesn’t work for you and your family, feel free to cook it on a different day.

Week 4 – 27th April

Discovery Projects – complete by the end of the week

Quiz Time

Your second task this week is to become a ‘Quiz master’ and create your own quiz. You may have a favourite quiz show you can recreate or, if not, you could create a 40-question quiz for a family quiz night. You must include one round which is about myths and legends that you have learnt about this week. You may also want to include multiple choice questions and a picture round to make it fun and easier for all ages. Try to think of creative ways to ask questions. Complete the 2do with five of your myths and legends questions with the answers for me to look at and maybe share some with the whole class.


Top Trumps

Research a minimum of 10 (that is only 2 a day) Ancient Greek gods, goddesses or mythical creatures (could include non-Greek characters as well) and create Top Trump style cards about them – choosing at least 3 categories where you can score each of them. See if you can create enough to play a game with 2 or more people.

Week 3 – 20th April

Discovery Projects – complete by the end of the week

Nature vs Nuture

Speak to your family about your appearance, your personality and your dreams for the future. How much of this do you believe is determined by your genes (passed down from your parents and grandparents)? How much of this is determined by your environment, family and upbringing? Decide which traits are due to nature and which traits are due to nurture e.g. hobbies and interests or sense of humour. Create a poster with the things you believe are determined by genes and those that are not. Complete this as a 2Do. 


Where do you come from?

​Identify the countries or cities around the world where your family members originate from or live. Plot these on a map (you could use digimaps) and then create a chart (e.g. bar graph or pie chart) to show the number of family members who live/lived in each city/country. Be creative in how you could display this information. Evaluate this project in your Home Learning Book 1 and identify any areas that you can improve if you were to do it again.


Week 2 – 30th March

Discovery Projects – complete by the end of the week

Life Cycle

Research a mammal, an insect, an amphibian, a reptile and a bird. Record your notes in your Home Learning Book 1. Then, choose one of them and draw the life cycle of an animal and label the diagram accordingly. Underneath, describe how the life cycle of your chosen animal differs to a human life cycle. Complete the life cycle and its description as a 2Do.

 Animal Prints

Using a variety of media (e.g. this could be materials from around the house such as cloth, newspapers, magazines, felt etc.) create animal prints for a mammal, an insect, an amphibian, a reptile and a bird of your choice. Create a collage of the animal prints that you can made. You could even use a pencil to sketch these different prints. Complete this in your Home Learning Book 1.

Week 1  –  23rd March

Discovery Projects – complete by the end of the week

Endangered Species

The tiger, Amur leopard, orang-utan, sea turtle and the Sumatran elephant are some of the most endangered animals on the planet. Choose one of these animals from one region and describe how it evolved to suit its habitat, how it has adapted due to the current environment and the human threats it faces. Create a poster about the threat the animal faces and what humans can do to minimise these threats. Complete this as a 2Do. 

Upcycling, Upcycling

Choose an item from within your house that you do not really use anymore (e.g. an old item of clothing, accessory or household item) and upcycle it to make a new item that you will use. Evaluate this project in your Home Learning Book 1 and identify any areas that you can improve if you were to do it again.