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23rd February 2021

23rd February 2021

Today’s Time Table









1:15 – 2:35


Watch Newsround


Times Tables Practice






















Miss Wall Reads


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.




Working with Decimals

Today we are going to be continuing our work with decimals. Yesterday you used the knowledge you had already learnt regarding fractions, decimal equivalents and place value. Today you will require the same skill set to complete your tasks.


We will be looking at reading, writing, ordering and comparing decimals today.

During our live lesson, I will be getting some of you to read out loud some numbers containing decimals, if you are unable to join the live lesson, I would like you to read out loud all the questions on your worksheets to practice saying them, it is important that you read every part of the number including the decimal point.


Example: two point zero zero six three


(Every part must be read or mistakes can be made and your answers will then be incorrect.)  


I will also be asking you all to write down some decimals which I will read out, it is important that you write down the number exactly, practicing this makes sure you are accurate as it is easy with decimals to make mistakes.  If you are unable to join our live lesson please practice writing some decimal numbers down, say the number out loud then write it down.

Following this I will move on to ordering and comparing decimals.


Ordering decimals means putting the decimal numbers in order from the highest to lowest or lowest to highest.

Example:    0.001   0.010   0.100   1.000

                    3.321   2.213   2.132   1.123

Helpful reminder: When writing your numbers in order, cross off the number you have used as you do not want to repeat any numbers, they are only used once.


Comparing decimals means using the symbols > < (greater than/less than)

For Example:   0.123 > 0.021


Your tasks today are on the worksheets attached, work through them and use the skills you have already learnt regarding decimals.  If you are unable to print off the sheets write your answers in your books.


When you finish the worksheets there are more activities on BBC Bitesize, year 5 maths, ordering and comparing decimals. Please complete the activities to practice your new skills.


Miss Watton


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


Kensuke’s Kingdom – Chapter One

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


During the live session we will continue reading Chapter One of Kensuke’s Kingdom, once we have completed this there will be a copy on the class page for you to refer back to. I would like you to think about Chapter One and where there are mentions of sailing around the world. You might want to start on Page 9 as this is the first mention of Dad’s plans of sailing around the world.


Once you have looked at Michael’s family plan to sailing around the world I want you to think about your family. Do you think this would be a good idea for you and your family to do?


Take a look at the table below and think about your reasons for and against as a family.



Using your ideas you are going to write a balanced argument, this is where both sides of the argument are included using the points you have written down in your table. I have included the sentence starters for you to use in your balanced argument to structure your writing. Do you think this would be a good/bad thing for you to do with your family? If you want to change your sentence starters you can - just make sure you have both sides of the argument.


Sentence Starters

I am not sure that sailing around the world with my family would be a good thing because...

On the other hand...


One good thing about it would be...


Another point of view is...

In conclusion...


I can’t wait to see whether you decide to go on the adventure or stay at home and what your reasons are.


11:50 – 12:30




Key Question: Did God intend Jesus to be crucified and if so was Jesus aware of this?  


Title: My Life Plan


To start with I would like you to think about what you know about Easter? Why do Christians celebrate it? Draw a spider diagram on everything you know about Easter. I have attached a template below if you want to use this.


What do you have most control over in your life? Meals? Clothes? Friends? Going out? Nothing?

Put these events in order according to those you have most control over to those you have the least control over:


Friends, going to school, bedtime, what you wear, how you behave, 

what you eat.


When would you expect to have complete control over your own life?  

Do you have a plan for your life?                                      


Some people believe there is already a plan for their life, which they have little control over. This is called destiny. What do you think about this? 



Draw a line down the middle of your page in your blue book and mark off equal intervals of 10 years from 0 to 100. Along the line jot down anything you want to do in your life eg go to university, get married, get a job, climb Mt Everest, travel the world, have children, etc. 


Mrs Riley

1:15 – 2:35


Democracy in the Commonwealth

What is the Commonwealth?

It is a family of 54 countries which are spread across every continent in the world.

The Head of the Commonwealth is Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.

About 30% of the World’s population live in the Commonwealth.

It includes some of the world’s largest countries like India as well as some of the smallest, like Grenada. The Commonwealth also contains both wealthy and poor countries.


Your task today is to read through the power point, attached below, where you will learn what democracy and the commonwealth are and how people take part in it. I have also attached a website that explains more about the commonwealth entitled, ‘Our story.’ This will help you understand how many countries are included in the commonwealth, please read it through. Once you have read through, I want you to think about democracy and what things you would think about if you were asked to vote for something. I will give you an example below.


If you had to vote for a member of our class to become class captain, would you vote for your best friend just because they were your friend, or would you consider other class friends because they would represent your class and adults and children would listen to them?

When you need to decide such as when you are voting for someone you must think about lots of things not just that, in this case, the person is nice. You also must consider if that person will be good in their new position and if they would do the job, they said they would. You must trust them!


In your blue writing books write down three reasons that you would think about when you were choosing someone to be class captain.

Example reason: This person speaks clearly and is never rude so the adults would listen to them if they were asking for something our whole class wanted.


I look forward to seeing what you have considered important when deciding on who to vote for.  I do not need to know who you would choose as votes are private (you do not tell anyone who you think would be the best person for the job.)

Your Voice in Parliament- Primary.mp4

Still image for this video

Your next task is: Let us think about how you could represent our class – you are going to try to become class captain, so you need to convince the rest of the class you are the best person for the job!

You need to prepare a speech to convince people to vote for you.


What action do you want to do? Ideas:

Homework should be banned; you must say why and how you will convince the teachers.

Children should be able to wear trainers, say why and how you will convince the teachers that this idea is good.

Year 5 should go on a trip every term; say why and give a convincing reason to how you will make this happen.


Be convincing, write your speech in your blue books. It does not need to be very long; two paragraphs should be enough and do not make promises you cannot keep. Be honest. I am looking forward to reading your speeches.


Miss Watton


2:35 – 2:45
Miss Wall Reads

Are you ready to find out more about our new book ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’? I wonder what other characters we will come across today and how they link to those we have already come across.