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Year 5 – Monday 18th January 2021

Morning starter



20 mins independent reading






Mindfulness through yoga.

Mental Maths warm up


Divide 2 digits by 1 digit

Write and perform a debate for or against hunting (linked to Stig)



Stig of the Dump Chapter 7 (part 2)


Monday slide

A river’s course




I hope you had a good weekend and managed to do an activity 'just for you'.  I'd love to hear about something your did - maybe baking, walking, basketball, a puzzle, board games?

There was some fantastic work and engagement last week, let's keep that going!  You may have noticed the gallery of pictures that I'm putting on - see if you can get at least one piece of work up on our class page this week.

We have an amazing mixture of learning and activities planned for this week, including learning about the course of a river, the creation of canals and English work using Stig of the Dump.  Your challenge this week will be to 'think outside the box', for some of the learning you will be given freedom (and suggestions) on how to present your work.  I look forward to seeing your creative ideas. smiley



Start your day with a stretch.  Clear your mind and spend a moment focussing on you.  Take 3 deep breaths - in for 4, hold for 4, slowly release for 4 (just as we do together in our hall sessions).  When you're ready join Adriene for some morning yoga.

Yoga For The Classroom - Yoga With Adriene




   ►Mental starter

Remember, as you watch the video, pause it and have a go along the way, just like we would in the classroom with our whiteboards.  Have a pencil and paper available to complete the 'have a go' sections.

Please don't be tempted to skip through the video as the learning today will be familiar to you.  It is VERY important we refresh our knowledge of division so we can build on our learning over the next few days.

Divide 2-digits by 1-digit

Mrs Dunford demonstrates a few more examples

Mrs Dunford explains the worksheet

Blue challenge - complete up to question 8

Green challenge - complete all questions.

Purple challenge - complete all questions and continue onto the challenge below.



In chapter 4 of Stig of the Dump (Tuesday 12th if you want to go back and listen again) Barney, Stig and Lou go hunting.  We are going to learn today how to debate and present 'for' and 'against' arguments about hunting.  Today you will be making notes and planning both sides of the argument.


You may already have an opinion about hunting, but being able to debate is to put your opinion aside and present clear information to make it balanced on both sides of the argument.

The first link you need to look at is CBBC Newsround.     This webpage has lots of information on it about the how and why of fox hunting.


The next link takes to you a clip of Steve Backshall explaining how to structure a balanced argument.  Even though he is discussing a different topic to our debate, the structure he works from with the 6 main points of the argument, deciding which are for and which are against and finally weighing up the ideas against each other using the 'for and against' words will work brilliantly for our debate on hunting too.

Then finally I will talk you through a powerpoint explaining how to write a debate.


Today I would like you to use the planning sheet to organise your ideas and collect together your for and against arguments.  



Mrs Dunford explains how to plan and write a balanced argument



Stig of the Dump - Chapter 7 (part 2)


► Grammar


We are going to learn about the journey of a river from its source to the mouth.  

A river passes through 3 stages as it flows; the upper course, middle course and lower course.

Watch the BBC video to begin with followed my my powerpoint explaining each course and the related vocabulary.  

Once you have learnt about the stages of river flow, I would like you to present that information.  I have included some examples of how you can do this.  You can draw a river from the mountain to mouth, labelling each course and writing some bullet point information about each course next to it.  If you have the time and resources (dive into your recycling again), you can build a model from cardboard or playdoh, adding labels for each part.  If you'd prefer you can create a digital picture of river flow.

Remember to send me a photo so I can upload it to the picture gallery.

Mrs Dunford explains the course of a river

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