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Year 5 Online learning time table.

Friday 5th March 2021


LO: To indicate degrees of possibility (Must, should, will, might)


  • Can you order the Modal Verbs in terms of what is a definite and what is not so definitely going to happen?



Today you will focus on the conclusion. Restating point of view – powerfully, summing up your arguments and using modal verbs.

  • What is it you’ve been trying to say?



In conclusion, it is quite likely that future generations will grow up in a world where orang-u-tans are extinct, where most, if not all rainforests, will be destroyed and the planet we live in will be in state which will be irreversible. We have to make a stand, we must stop cutting down the trees because it would be catastrophic to live in a world like this….


Guided Reading


Afterward, during the voting, Samson Two asked me why I was so good at the Penultima. I said, “Don’t tell anyone, but I’ve got a PlayStation game just like this.”

  “You play PlayStation?” said Samson Two.

  “A bit. I prefer massively multiplayer online games like World of Warcraft.”

  “Those are unusual activities for a dad,” said Samson Two.

  “But it turns out they’re good activities for a taikonaut.”

  Samson Two smiled, nodded his head and then went off and started whispering to the others. Then all the children went off to vote. I knew I was going to win. I was the only one who would be able to save them in an emergency. I did the math in my head. Eddie and me were both on six. That meant if I got three, I’d definitely won. But I could still win even if I only got two, as long as the other two votes didn’t both go to Eddie.

  When Dr. Drax came back in with the results, my heart was popping with excitement. “The children have decided,” she said, “who is the best daddy in the world. And who is going to be the best daddy in space. He got four votes today….”

  Four votes. It had to be me. I was going to space!

  “He is Mr. Eddie Xanadu!”

  Eddie got ten points altogether. I came second with six.

  I did ask the children about it. “I just like having my photo taken,” shrugged Florida.
  “But I can work the machine.”

  “Yes,” said Samson Two, “you were the best at handling the rocket. But that means you are also the best at PlayStation. We don’t want a grown-up who is good at PlayStation. When people are good at PlayStation, they don’t get killed for hours and hours and you have to sit and watch them, waiting for your go. We don’t want some console hog. We want someone with no PlayStation skills.”

  That’s the scary thing about children. They will vote to go into space with someone who is dangerously useless if it means they get a longer go on the PlayStation.




  • Why is Liam so good at the Penultima?
  • Why is Samson Two impressed that Liam has a Playstation?




LO: To work backwards to calculate measures from a given area.


Look at this rectangle:



  • What do you know?
  • What can you work out?

It is a rectangle because it has four sides. Two long and two short.

One side is marked 10cm.

It tells us that the area of the shape is 40cm2

I could use the inverse to work out what the missing measurement is:

40 ÷ 10 = 4

That means the short side must be 4cm. I know this is correct because 10cm x 4cm = 40cm2.


Use what you have learned this week to calculate the missing measurement for each of these shapes by working backwards from the area:




To describe key features in history in events in the periods of society.


1961 – Alan Shephard is launched into space.

On February 20, 1962 - John Glenn Jr. became the first American to orbit Earth.

Watch this clip from Hidden Figures where Katherine Johnson demonstrates how she works the figures out for where the shuttle will land on entry to Earth. She had to ensure the shuttle left the orbit at exactly the right time and to establish where it would land. When John Glenn was due to go into space he wouldn’t go into space until Katherine Johnson checked them


Watch the clip of John Glenn refusing to get on the ship without the figures being checked by Katherine Johnson


Watch the real John Glenn in space – make notes about what happens.

  • What problems did John Glenn encounter?
  • What thoughts do you think she had listening to this?
  • How do you think she felt?

List some the issues he encountered, use this write an account as Katherine Johnson watching and hearing John Glenn travelling into space, focusing on:

  • The worry when listening to the radio interactions between John Glenn and the control team with regards to the heat shield being broken
  • The worry that her figures were correct, and he would land safely where she expected
  • Succeeding in this mission
  • Recall dialogue
  • Atmosphere


Write an account as Katherine Johnson in the controls room using the Success Criteria below or use the picture of John Glenn and record what you have learnt about his trip to Space.



Success Criteria –

  • First person
  • Rhetorical questions
  • Smells, thoughts
  • Reference to hard work
  • Describe setting, character and atmosphere
  • Convey character through actions and dialogue maintaining a balance (showing interactions between characters)
  • Range of devices to build cohesion – adverbials of time
  • Figurative language

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