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Monday 18th May

Good morning Year 5! Monday again and the start of a new week. I hope you’re ready to work hard for the last week of the half term! More of you participated in the TTRS battle on Friday and the winners were…the boys! Well done boys! I think that now means boys and girls are even.

This week’s English work is based on The Titanic.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I have enjoyed planning it! If you have some spare time, you could research The Titanic further, create some art work or even make a model of the ship! I would love to see them if you do.

Please make sure you are blogging or emailing me your work. It would be lovely to see more of you on the blog as not many of you are using it. Here is what I would like you to do today.


Click on the link below and watch the video. Monday morning assembly brought to you!

LO – To draw on reading and research.

The Titanic was a luxury British steamship that sank in the early hours of April 15, 1912 after striking an iceberg, leading to the deaths of more than 1,500 passengers and crew. It is one of the most famous tragedies in modern history and it inspired numerous stories and a film. Read about The Titanic by clicking on the links below and jot down key information that interests you. Make sure you watch the video on the BBC Bitesize website. I have also put some more information on the picture slide below for you to read.

Then you have 2 tasks to complete.

  1. Based on what you have read about The Titanic so far and the notes you have made, create a ‘True or False’ game for a member of your family (or me!) to answer.
  2. Open the document below ‘Titanic fill in the blanks.’ Read the information carefully and decide which words are needed to make the sentences make sense. If you have a printer, you can print the sheet but if you don’t, number them 1-21 and write the words now. I don’t expect you to write the whole thing out – unless you want to practice your handwriting!

LO – To add and subtract fractions.

This week we are continuing with our work on fractions – my favourite! Remember, before we can add and subtract fractions, we need to convert them to LIKE FRACTIONS (meaning the denominator is the same) and we use our knowledge of equivalent fractions to do so. There are 2 parts to this lesson as part 1 is quite easy.

  1. Click on the link below which will take you to the White Rose website. Make sure you are on Summer Term, Week 5, and watch the video for Lesson 1 - Add and subtract fractions. Then, complete the worksheet below. These are all ‘like fractions’ meaning it should be quite easy.
  2. Log on to Education City and find the classwork titled ‘Adding and Subtracting Fractions.’ Work through the activities which involve adding and subtracting ‘unlike fractions’ so take your time.

LO – To use latitude and longitude co-ordinates to locate important places in the Titanic’s journey.

The Titanic visited many places before disaster struck and today we are going to look at the different places using longitude and latitude co-ordinates. Longitude and latitude use vertical and horizontal imaginary lines which divide up our planet into degrees. These lines act like a grid which coordinates can be read from. Read the information below on BBC Bitesize and watch the video which will develop your knowledge on longitude and latitude co-ordinates. Test your knowledge by playing the game!

Use the map, marked locations and co-ordinates on the worksheet below to label the locations which are important to the Titanic’s journey. Be careful as some dots do not link to any location! If you cannot download the worksheet, I have uploaded it as a picture as well.

Have a great, hardworking day. I will be monitoring your activity on Education City for part 2 of the Maths lesson and I am looking forward to receiving our emails and blog posts!

Miss Hartley x

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