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Tuesday 12th May


Understanding the abstract method to find equivalent


Today, as you have been used to doing, you will first need to visit the White Rose website for the video slides, and worksheets. (I’ve also put the question sheet and answer sheet below.)


You can also visit the BBC Bitesize website for an extra video on today’s maths lesson (Tuesday 12th May).


The links are below:




Just a reminder – the idea is that the BBC provides further support to help you learn, you will still need to complete the White Rose question sheet, and as always, you can check your answers.

Tuesday 12th May

LO: TBAT use speech punctuation correctly.


Think back to last week’s lesson on speech punctuation. You will need to use this knowledge for today’s literacy work.


There are no words in the film, ‘Catch It!’, but I’m quite sure that we all understand exactly what is happening and I’m also sure we can imagine what the characters might be saying to each other.


Watch the film again to remind yourself what happens. Whilst watching this time, think about the interactions between the meerkats and between the meerkats and the vulture.


  • What might they be saying to each other at different points in the film?
  • Would the conversation be the same throughout the events?
  • Would the tone of voices they use and HOW they speak remain the same?
  • Might there be times when the meerkats are excited and having fun, and times when they are worried or anxious? How might this effect the way the say things?


In your exercise book, I’d like you to create some dialogue between the characters at different points in the film.

Don’t forget:

  • A new speaker goes on a new line.
  • Inverted commas go around the first and last words spoken.
  • Use adverbs to show HOW something is said.
  • Use synonyms for said (cried, bellowed, squealed etc)
  • Speech needs a capital letter
  • Punctuation before the closing speech marks
  • Write a narrative around the speech to ensure it makes sense.

(I’ve put an inverted commas checklist and a speech powerpoint below in case you need a bit of a reminder.)


As the small creature basked in the glorious sun, an ominous feeling began to grow in the pit of his stomach.

“Oh dear,” he said to no one but himself, “I know this feeling.”  Then he saw it. A dark shadow began to loom overhead.  “RUN!” he yelled at the top of his voice. “Run! Run! Run!” he continued, “It’s the vulture – he’s back!”



The replies of the meerkat’s family echoed around the Savannah.

Please remember to write in your neatest handwriting.


I’d love to see this work, please email it to:


Science – Forces

Tuesday 12th May

LO: To investigate the effects of air resistance.


We’re continuing with our science topic today – FORCES.


Can you remember what you learned about Sir Isaac Newton in your last lesson? What vocabulary have you been using so far in this topic?


Watch the Powerpoint for Lesson three. Try to think carefully about the questions it asks as you work your way through it.


Your task today, is to imagine that you have got to teach this lesson to someone in another school (still Year 5). Using the Purple Mash 2Do – what I have learned, I’d like you to put into your own words what you have learned in the Powerpoint today.


  • Use scientific vocabulary.
  • Write in a formal manner.
  • Use a range of openers.
  • Organise your writing in paragraphs.
  • Read through, checking it makes sense.


You might want to go to BBC Bitesize. They have a video and some activities to help your understanding of air resistance. It will also give you a handy heads-up for the next science lesson which is about water resistance.