# Year 5 Weekly English and Maths – 08/06/2020

## English

In English, we will spend two days reading and comprehending the text; one day on the grammar focus and two days planning, writing and editing a text.

### Comprehension

Captain Tom questions

### Grammar focus – parenthesis

In your biography, you may want to add extra information to a sentence. You can use parenthesis for this (in either brackets, dashes or commas). The sentence MUST make sense if you were to remove the parenthesis. Try to avoid using just one of the three options – it’ll keep your work interesting!

Parenthesis powerpoint

Parenthesis worksheet

Write a biography. It could be about someone famous, someone in your family, or just someone you know a lot about! A biography is a non-fiction text, so the information included should be factual.

### What I’m Looking For:

• An introductory paragraph briefly outlining the life of the person you are writing about
• Subheadings for different stages of their life (eg. Early Life, Education, Family Life, Work, etc). These should be in chronological order
• Specific facts about the person
• Parenthesis to add extra information
• Writing should be in the past tense, and the third person

### Resources to help:

Biography interview

Biography annotated example

Parenthesis explanation

Children should spend 20 minutes at least three times per week using Reading Plus.

## Maths

In maths, we will spend the week focussing on a particular topic, eg. shape or place value. Activities will then be set on Mathletics that are based upon this subject.

### Topic – Decimals

Adding and subtracting decimal numbers (both within and bridging 1), and multiplying and diving decimals by powers of 10,

### Resources to help:

Adding and subtracting decimals within 1

Multiply and divide by powers of 10