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20th January 2021

20th January 2021

Today’s Time Table









1:15 – 2:35


Watch Newsround


Times Tables Practice























Miss Wall Reads


Today, there is something really important happening in America – the inauguration of Joe Biden, President of the United States. I would like you to spend some time watching some of the ceremony – the coverage starts at 4pm on BBC One.


08:40 – 9:10

Watch Newsround for the day’s news and happenings in the world.

Follow the link below for the up-to-date news from around the world. If you wish to discuss anything you see on Newsround please remember it for our first live lesson of the day.


Once you have watch Newsround it’s time to practice your times tables. You may want to go to the Hit the Button website or head over to Times Tables Rock stars


Let me know your high score and remember to challenge yourself with the level you choose.

If you need your login for this please send me a message and I can let you know what it is.




Key Stage Two Maths Year 5 Targeted Question Book – page 30 & 31

Adding and Subtracting Fractions

Google Classroom at 9:10 for the first 15 minutes (Click the Meet Link). Please attend.


When adding and subtracting fractions if you have the same denominator you just need to carry out the calculation on the numerator for example:

4/10 + 3/10 = 7/10 I have just added the numerators and the denominator stays the same.


7/9 – 3/9 = 4/9 I have just subtracted the numerators and the denominator stays the same.


Improper and Mixed Fractions


When you are converting between improper fractions and mixed numbers you need to look at the denominator




16/12 – this is an improper fraction as the numerator is larger than the denominator. To convert it into a mixed fraction you will need to look at how many 12’s fit into 16. This would be 1 whole one with 4 left over so your mixed number would be 1 4/16.


When you are converting between mixed numbers and improper fractions you need to again look at the denominator.


This time when you have a mixed number that is 2 3/12   - this time you would need to multiply your whole number by the denominator and then add the numerator. To then make your improper fraction you would keep the denominator the same.

So 2 x 12 = 24 + 3 = 27. So your improper fraction would be 27/12.


When you are asked to add two improper fractions you will need to make sure your denominators are the same.



Quiet Reading Time – Bug Club

Find a comfortable spot for your reading or you may want to find an unusual place for a change. Ask your adult to send me a picture of you reading in your spot or tell me where it is on Class Dojo.

Make sure you have your reading record signed by an adult at home to show that you have kept up your reading and send over a picture on Class Dojo, this will earn you more dojos.


10:50 – 11:50

English- Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Book – Pages 62 and 63

Punctuating Speech

Google Classroom at 10:50am for the first 15 minutes. (Click on the Meet Link). Please attend.


When you punctuate speech you need to use speech marks (aka inverted commas). Remember that the words that are being spoken are those that should be encased in speech marks/inverted commas.


There are a few rules you need to remember when you use speech marks, remember the punctuation for the speech needs to be inside the speech marks, as your character is beginning their speech you should start with a capital letter and you also need a comma before the speech if you have who is speaking beforehand.




Frank said angrily, “How dare you eat my sweets!”


I am going to the park this afternoon,” James exclaimed.


11:50 – 12:30


What Makes a Good Website?


Follow Miss Bickel on the Oak National Academy to learn about websites, evaluate some of their features, find out the different types of media used on the websites and understand that a website is created using HTML.


The website below is the link you will need when you evaluate the website:


I have attached two images below that you can use for your annotations to identify the different parts of the website.

The last task you are required to do should work on Google Chrome – if you are unable to do this do not worry I have attached an image below of HTML code so you know what it looks like.


1:15 – 2:35


Life Cycles – Animals


Today’s lesson is going to focus on the sexual reproduction of animals. You will be looking at the similarities and differences of how animals reproduce whether this is through laying eggs or not and how they catch their food. Once you have read through the presentation you have 2 activities to complete.


Task 1

Complete the Carroll diagram using the images you have on the fact cards below. You will then need to answer the questions below your diagram to show your understanding.

Task 2

You will also need to create a scatter graph in your yellow maths books to show the gestation or incubation period of new lives. A scatter graph would look something like the image below.

I have attached the information you will need below – try not to get confused between the life expectancy and the gestation/incubation period.

2:35 – 2:45
Miss Wall Reads

We will begin to read some more of our class read ‘Skellig’ – this session will take place on Google Classroom. I will be reading Chapters 22, 23 and 24 during this session. I wonder what we will find out about Michael, the garage and the new house.