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Activities for Monday 11th January


LO: To discuss and evaluate effective language choices.


Success Criteria:

  • Alliteration
  • Powerful verbs
  • Similes / metaphors
  • Expanded noun phrases


What has happened in the story so far?


Read pages 45-58 – Michael is shipwrecked


Look at descriptions of the jungle (pages 50 and 58)

How does Morpurgo create an image of the jungle at night? Why is the language effective? What can Michael hear in the jungle?


Look at:

powerful verbs (whirred, whined, droned)

Small details to bring the scene to life (woodpecker, mosquitos whining in his ears)

Metaphor (orchestra of the jungle)

Alliteration (whirred and whined; scraping, scratching; grunting, grating


What do you think a mellifluous evensong is?  Do you think this is a good phrase to describe the jungle at night?


Magpie words and phrases from the extract


  • Expanded noun phrases
  • Similes
  • Personification
  • Powerful verbs (doing words)



Guided Reading on the Remote Learning Homepage

The Story of Hercules

Read through the story and then complete the Follow Up questions

Answers are provided on the document



LO – To convert improper fractions and mixed numbers!

Friday, you looked at improper to Mixed. Today you will be looking at how to turn mixed into Improper.

I have completed some videos of how to work out the ones from the screen.

Again there are 3 different challenges along with the answers



For today’s lesson, ‘Word search’ the words for week 1 (Creating nouns using –ity suffix)



We are going to be looking at using Spreadsheets

Every lesson will be using PurpleMash.

Guided Reading on the Remote Learning Homepage

Make sure you click on the correct Lesson each week.

These the exact documents that PurpleMash provide us as teachers.


This week – Lesson 1

Follow the instructions



Topic – Geography

As you know we are liking at the Anglo-Saxons & The Vikings

Before we get onto that we are to develop our map skills

Use the links and resources provided to explore and learn about Ordinance Survey Maps.

LO: To recognise OS map symbols and why they are used.


OS map skills – symbols. Matching activity or drawing the symbols. Extension: Label the map with the what the symbols are.

Maps link -

Symbols Video Link -

OS Map Sybols Key -


Success criteria:

I can explain what an OS map is

I can explain why maps use symbols

I can use a key to read a map



Just keep swimming, just keep swimming, just keep swimming…

~ Team Year 5 ~

Improper Fraction -> Mixed Number

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Mixed Number to Improper Example

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Mixed Number to Improper Screens

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