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Thursday 26th November 2020

26th November 2020

Today’s Time Table











Watch Newsround


Times Tables Practice























Miss Wall Reads


09:00 – 9:30

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 Zoom 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 – pages 36 and 37

Rounding Decimals

Zoom call at 9:30 for the first 15 minutes (log in details will be the same for every session). Please attend if possible.

In this lesson we are going to be using our rounding skills, you have all become really confident with rounding this year so we need to take that knowledge and use it with decimal numbers too.


When rounding to the nearest whole number using decimals you are looking at tenth column to tell you whether to round up or stay the same,


Remember 0,1,2,3 or 4 the whole number stays the same, 5,6, 7, 8 or 9 you go up to the next whole.

When rounding to the nearest whole number you need to look at the tenths column so you know if you are going up or staying the same.


Eg: If 4.31 needed to be rounded to the nearest whole the 3 in the tenths column would tell me I need to keep the 4 the same, so my answer would just be 4.


If 6.57 needed to be rounded to the nearest whole number the 5 in the tenths column would tell me I need to round the 6 in the ones column up, so my answer is 7.


If 17.83 needed to be rounded to the nearest whole number the 8 in the tenths column would tell me I need to round the 7 in the ones column up, my answer would be 18 as my tens column stays the same.


When you are rounding to one decimal place you need to use the hundredths column to tell you whether you are rounding up or staying the same.


Eg: Round 18.47 to one decimal place

I would use the 7 in the hundredths column, this tells me I need to round up so the 4 would become a 5. This would make my answer 18.5 (this is one number after the decimal point)


Remember when you estimate answers and it asks you to round to the whole number make sure you check the calculation too.


Eg: 7.48 x 4.43 = 7 x 4 = 28

7.48 was rounded to 7 due to the 4 in the tenths column

4.43 was rounded to 4 due to the 4 in the tenths column

Therefore I get 7 x 4 as my question and 28 as the answer.


10:45 – 11:45



Have a listen to the video below, think about what instruments you can hear being played and how it makes you feel – write down the instruments and your thoughts about the song in your blue lined book.

James Brown - I Feel Good.mp4

Still image for this video

Once you have watched this can you find out a little bit more about James Brown, is this his only famous song? What country did he come from? What were his biggest hits? How did he become a musician?


Take a look at the websites below, they have lots of interesting information about James Brown and his career in music.


Using your blue lined book create a fact file about James Brown – you may want to use some pictures from the websites above if you can print them, if not you can draw some instead.


I have attached a fact file template for you to take a look at/use for your information.

11:45 – 12:45


KS2 English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Book – Pages 58 and 59

Apostrophes for Plural Possession and It’s and Its Differences.

Zoom call at 11.45am for the first 20 minutes (log in details the same as previous sessions). Please attend if possible.


As you all did such a fab job of apostrophes with singular possession and contractions yesterday I thought it would be good to continue with apostrophes but today look at their use in plural possession (when an object belongs to more than one person) and the difference between using It’s and Its.


When we use an apostrophe for a group of people owning something it is different to the singular apostrophe you looked at yesterday. For this you will need to remember two things.


1. If the plural noun ends in an –s then you only need to add the apostrophe after the s

          Eg; the fairies’ castle (as this ends in an s you just add the apostrophe on)


2.  If the plural noun doesn’t end in an –s then you will need to add the apostrophe then the s

          Eg: the men’s room (as men didn’t end in s then you need to add the apostrophe then s)


For the difference of It’s and Its we need to remember our contractions – when It’s is formed using the apostrophe this is for the contraction IT IS or IT HAS. So if your sentence has It’s cold outside – the It’s in this sentence would mean It is cold outside.


When you use its with no apostrophe it shows something belongs – for example, the cat licked its paw. This doesn’t need an apostrophe as it is not contracted and the paw belongs to the cat.


When you are using these two forms of It’s/Its you need to read the sentence aloud and think about if it would make sense if you had it is or it has and does it belong to something else in the sentence.


1:30 – 1:50

Quiet Reading Time

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.


1:50 – 2:50


Designing a Vehicle

During our last DT lesson we started drawing out the sketches of your toy cars. I have attached a sheet below that has the same drawings on that you drew in your DT books. Please use these designs to print out or draw into your blue lined books and design the sides, back and front of your toy car – remember you will need to include windows and door handles and think about your target audience that you chose from last lesson if you can remember. Remember as they are going to be toys, people prefer them to be bright and colourful so take some time adding detail and colour to your design.

2:50 – 3:10
Miss Wall Reads

Another opportunity for us to read more of our class read The Boy at the Back of the Class. Let’s continue on the journey with Ahmet and his classmates to see what happens next. What is going to be the master plan for Ahmet and his classmates to help find his family?