Literacy Home Learning

Welcome to the Year 5 Home Learning Literacy page. This page will be updated with a literacy activity and handwriting and spelling activity each day.

Spelling activities for most days will be split into activities for Miss Tustain’s spelling group and Mr Corr’s spelling group. If you child is unsure of their spelling group, please email year5@st-annes-pri.manchester.sch.uk and I will try to respond as soon as possible.

Please also check the online learning page for links to websites that can be used to aid literacy and spelling learning.

Friday 3rd April

Literacy

Hello and happy Friday! For this week’s final activity, I would like you to write a setting description for a scary setting – this might be a haunted house, a creepy wood, an abandoned castle or an eerie cemetery – use the pictures down below from Wednesday to help you with ideas! Try to write 2 or 3 paragraphs (or more!) describing this setting. Remember what you have done previously this week – use some amazing vocabulary, parenthesis and your 5 senses. I’ve done a bronze, silver and gold like usual, so pick your level of challenge and try to tick everything off as you write!

Don’t feel like you have to write this in one go – you could spread it out over a few days. You could even turn it into your own scary story or you could read your finished setting to someone in your family and get them to draw it from your description!

I would love to read some of your descriptions and share them on our class page on the school website so please send me any of your finished work – you could type it up or just send me a picture!

I’ve also done an update on the Year 5 Home Learning homepage, so please have a read if you have time! I won’t be posting any activities until after the Easter Holidays (the next literacy activity will be posted on the 14th of April) so stay safe and make sure you are still working on your literacy skills wherever possible – use the online learning page for links to lots of websites you can use to help you with your learning! If you have any questions or want to say hello over Easter, email me at year5@st-annes-pri.manchester.sch.uk – I’d love to hear from you!

 

Bronze Silver

Gold

·       Capital letters

·       Full stops

·       Commas

·       Scary adjectives (describing words)

·       5 senses

·       Adverbs (quickly, creepily, eerily)

·       Paragraphs

·       Capital letters

·       Full stops

·       Commas

·       Scary adjectives (describing words)

·       5 senses

·       Adverbs (quickly, creepily, eerily)

·       Paragraphs

·       Interesting vocabulary

·       Fronted adverbials

·       Interesting punctuation

·       Relative clause (who, which, whose, who’s, that)

·       Parenthesis (brackets, dashes, commas)

·       Capital letters

·       Full stops

·       Commas

·       Scary adjectives (describing words)

·       5 senses

·       Adverbs (quickly, creepily, eerily)

·       Paragraphs

·       Interesting vocabulary

·       Fronted adverbials

·       A range of punctuation

·       Relative clause (who, which, whose, who’s, that)

·       Parenthesis (brackets, dashes, commas)

·       Personification (where an object acts like a human – the trees danced in the wind)

·       Simile (comparing using like or as – The wallpaper was as dark as the midnight sky)

·       Hyperbole (exaggerating something)

 

Spellings and handwriting

Miss Tustain’s and Mr Corr’s Spelling Group

Pick one of the following Year 5/6 words to answer the questions below: 
immediate, nuisance, amateur, mischievous

Which word have you picked?
What does the word mean?
Can you use it in a sentence?
Can you think of any words that mean the same thing?
Can you think of any words which mean the opposite? 

Word of the Day

Xylophagous

Today, try to find out the meaning of this word yourself using an online dictionary. Can you teach someone else in your family what the word means?

 

Thursday 2nd April

Literacy

Good morning Year 5! Today you are going to use your 5 senses (smell, see, hear, touch and taste) to write some sentences to describe one of the scary settings. Pick one of the sentences below to write your sentences about or if you are picturing your own scary setting, use that instead!

Try to write 3 sentences for each sense. For an extra challenge, write sentences that use a relative clause, parenthesis or a semi-colon. If you can’t remember what these are, send me an email or check out this page of our school website. I’ve done an example for each one.

Keep me up to date with what work you are doing at home – I’m really missing seeing all of your work each day, so send me any sentences you have done, a picture of your work or just say hello via our class email – year5@st-annes-pri.manchester.sch.uk. Try to also do the spelling and handwriting activity below.

What can you see? What do things look like?

I could see the crooked tower of the creepy mansion towering about the colossal trees.

What can you hear? How does it sound?

As my feet crunched on the dry leaves, I heard a wolf howl somewhere in the distance.

What can you smell? What does it smell like?

The stench of the bubbling swamp filled my nostrils; I instinctively covered my nose.

What can you touch? What can you feel? What does it feel like?

As I scampered through the depths of the dark forest, I tripped; I felt a sharp thorn pierce my skin.

What can you taste?

The bubbling swamp smelt so horrifically I could almost taste it.

 

Spellings and handwriting

Thursday means one thing – spelling test! Get someone at home to test you on your spellings or use this website where you can type in your spellings and it will give you an online test. Email me and let me know how many you spelt correctly!

Miss Tustain’s Spelling Group

amplify
solidify
signify
falsify
glorify
notify
testify
purify
intensify
classify

Mr Corr’s Spelling Group

chef
machine
brochure
parachute
moustache

Word of the Day

Xenops – Xenops are a type of bird usually found in tropical rainforests.

Google xenops. Either:

  • Draw a picture of a xenops
  • Write 3 facts about a xenops

Wednesday 1st April

Literacy

Good morning all. Today I would firstly like you to pick one of the scary setting pictures from below – this will be the picture you write your setting description about so choose wisely! There are 2 activities to do today once you have picked your picture.

  

Firstly, you are going to list words (aim for 7 or 8 for each) for your picture; nouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs. You could draw the table below into your school book or onto paper or you could just bullet point list for each one. I’ve done an example for each.

Nouns

Names, people, places, things

Adjectives

Describing words

Verbs

Doing words

Adverbs

Tells you how you are doing the verb

1. swamp

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.

1. eerie

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.

1. cackled

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.

1.creepily

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.

 

Secondly, I would like you to pick 5 of your words and put them into sentences – try to use relative clauses and parenthesis if you can!

The horrifying witch cackled as she flew creepily past the eerie swamp.

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

Spellings and handwriting

Miss Tustain’s Spelling Group

Write two lines of each of the words.

Pick 3 of the words and use these in sentences.

testify
purify
intensify
classify

Mr Corr’s Spelling Group

Write two lines of each sentence.

Spell each word out oud 5 times forwards, then see if you cans spell each word backwards!

chef
machine
brochure
parachute
moustache

Word of the Day

Xeric– a habitat which is really dry, like a desert.

Because deserts are xeric, it is hard for plants which need lots of water to grow.

List 5 things you might see in a xeric habitat!

 

Tuesday 31st March

Literacy

Hello everyone. To help us write fantastic scary setting descriptions, we need to make sure we use some fantastic vocabulary. Today, I want you to use two online activities to help you think about some scary vocabulary.

Activity 1 is thinking about nouns and adjectives. Remember, a noun is a person, place or thing and an adjective is a describing word.

Activity 2 is all about verbs and adverbs. Verbs are doing words (such as run, walking, talk) and adverbs tell you how you are doing those verbs (walking quickly, talking loudly).

Have a go at both activities – make sure you read the story carefully first and read all the instructions so you know how to complete each one.

Please also find the links to the activities here:

Activity 1 – http://www.scootle.edu.au/ec/viewing/L6186/L6186/index.html

Activity 2 – http://www.scootle.edu.au/ec/viewing/L6187/index.html

Please also try to practise the spellings down below. Any questions, just email me!

Spellings and handwriting

Miss Tustain’s Spelling Group

Write two lines of each of the words.

Use an online dictionary to find out what each word means.

https://kids.wordsmyth.net/we/

falsify
glorify
notify

Mr Corr’s Spelling Group

Write two lines of each sentence.

Pick 3 of the spellings and use them in sentences.

chef
machine
brochure
parachute
moustache

Word of the Day

Xanthic – describing something that is a yellowish colour.

It hadn’t rained for weeks; the dry, xanthic grass crunched below my feet.

Can you list 4 things that could be described as ‘xanthic’?

 

Monday 30th March

Literacy

Good morning Year 5! I hope you have had a restful and safe weekend – I am really missing you all lots now! For this week’s literacy, you will be building up to writing your own scary setting descriptions.  

For today’s activity, we are going to recap parenthesis (although I’m sure by this point you have had enough of hearing me say the word parenthesis!). Remember, parenthesis is where you use a pair of brackets, commas or dashes to add extra information to a sentence. For example:

The girl (who had hair as bright as the sun) was skipping happily into the garden.

Uganda – a country in Africa –is home to hundreds of gorillas.

For Activity 1, each sentence is missing the punctuation of parenthesis. Re-write the sentences onto paper or into your school exercise book and add in the missing brackets, commas or dashes. For Activity 2, there are some boring sentences; re-write each sentence using parenthesis to add extra information. If you have any questions, need any help or just want to say hello, email the class email! 

Activity 1

  1. Ben Nevis the tallest mountain in the UK is found in Scotland.
  2. Elvis Presley who was born in 1935 was a famous American singer and actor.
  3. Prince William who is a member of the Royal Family helped open the new hospital.
  4. Mary Berry famous for her recipes is a judge in a baking competition.
  5. In school, Mia a four year old girl was sat eating chocolate cake.
  6. The black rhino an animal found in Africa is an endangered species.
  7. Neil Armstrong an American astronaut was the first man on the moon. 

 Activity 2

  1. John watched a scary film last night.
  2. Sarah and her friend went to the park to play on the swings.
  3. I lost my phone while I was out yesterday.
  4. My car is in the drive.
  5. They went to the park to meet with Steven’s mum.

 

Spellings and handwriting

Miss Tustain’s Spelling Group

Write 2 lines of each spelling – make sure this is your neatest, joined handwriting!

Use google to find out what the ‘ify’ suffix mean. Can you find 2 more words that have this suffix?

amplify
solidify
signify

Mr Corr’s Spelling Group

Write 2 lines of each sentence – make sure this is in your neatest, joined handwriting!
Check you fully understand what each word means – google them or check in a dictionary if you’re not sure!

chef
machine
brochure
parachute
moustache

Word of the Day

Xenolith – a rock that is different to other rocks around it.
How many points is the word worth if A=1, B=2 and C=3, D=4 etc.?