# Year 5 Weekly English and Maths – 29/06/2020

## 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.

### Text – newspaper article: Victory in Europe

Victory in Europe text

### Comprehension

Victory in Europe questions

### Grammar focus – Modal verbs

Modal verbs have many uses. In most cases, they work with a verb to indicate the possibility of something happening, or to describe to what degree of certainty something is known. They can also express an obligation for someone to do something, or an ability to perform an action. Modal verbs are very important in newspaper articles, as the journalist will often speculate on what might or could happen next…

Modal verbs powerpoint

Modal verbs explanation

Modal verbs worksheet

Modal verbs – my future life worksheet

This week, you need to write a newspaper article about England coming out of lockdown, and all shops etc being open again. Include information about what could happen if the R rate increases again, as well as talking to people about how they’re feeling. Remember, newspaper articles are there to inform, and so while your content will include some elements of both fiction and non-fiction, the writing should include lots of detail.

### What I’m Looking  For:

• The  5 W’s (Who? What? Where? When? Why?)
• A sentence at the start to sum up the article as a whole
• Modal verbs to suggest what could happen next (or what has already happened!)
• A quote from somebody who has strong feelings about the end of lockdown

### Resources to help:

How to write a newspaper report

Annotated example text

Features of a newspaper report

Modality word mat

Newspaper Writing Template

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

## Maths

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

### Topic – co-ordinates

Children should understand how to read and plot within all four quadrants, and use them when shapes have been reflected or translated.

### Resources to help:

Worksheets:

Reflection with co-ordinates

Translating Triangles

Translation with Co-ordinates