This week, we would like you to spend some time looking in detail at a room of your house. Imagine it is a scene from a story. How would you describe it? Using descriptive language, write a paragraph in the past tense, describing the room as if it was part of a longer story.
Cautiously, I stepped into the bedroom. It was _____, _______ and ________. There was __________, ____________ and ____________. In the corner, _____________.
To read the Summer Term Topic Overview click here: Y5 – The Roman Invasion – Summer Term 19
I made my way carefully up the stairs, one at a time. Even though I wore my soft shoes, the floorboards creaked. In the silence of the empty house, the sound seemed explosive. At the top of the stairs, I paused. A bedroom door swung open. A dark shadow shifted. Dust shimmered. A draft of cold air touched my face.
“Get a grip,” I thought. But the door swung back again, too quickly, and I knew that someone had to be there. I could feel my heart thudding as I gripped the poker tightly. Reluctantly, I stepped forward.
This week’s home learning is based on the setting descriptions that we have been focusing on in class as part of our suspense writing. Remember to be adventurous with your vocabulary, and try to show, not tell.
5C began a new unit of work for Computing today in which we will be learning to program secret message encryption software in Scratch.
Linking with our topic ‘The Roman Invasion’, we began by looking at how ancient civilisations might have sent messages quickly and efficiently over long distances, and using semaphore, had a go at sending and receiving our own messages.
You have £50 to buy your family food for a week. What will you buy?
You will need to do some research to find out prices – you can visit your local shop, or look online (e.g. www.tesco.com or www.sainsburys.co.uk). Remember to think healthily and take advantage of special offers.
5C completed there Computing work this week and were are able show off some fantastic 3D art galleries. Using the 3D design programme, Sketch Up, the class put together structures, designed their own furniture and sculptures and added some art to the walls.
Following on from the fantastic artwork Year 5 have created already this year, we would like you to start thinking about our topic for next term for home learning. Think about the quality of how you are presenting your work – your work will be on show when we get back.