Good morning Year 5
Spelling (20 minutes)
This week’s words –
desert, dessert, flaw, floor, steal, steel, bored, board, draft, draught
Practise spelling the words (write, write, cover and write, cover and write, check). Continue to practise any you do not spell correctly.
Arithmetic (20 minutes)
Complete the task below (Percentages 1) in your Maths book.
Reading (10 minutes)
Grammar (20 minutes)
Complete the task on Spag.com ‘Parenthesis and commas (B)’.
Music (1 hour)
Listen to ‘Mars’ from ‘The Planets’ by Gustav Holst. http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/tv/tenpieces/holst_short.mp3
When do you think this music was composed? Why do you think that? Listen out for the instruments. List what you can hear.
Split a sheet of paper in 2.
Play the music again and draw (on one side of the paper) whatever the music makes you think of - it could be a setting, an activity, certain shapes etc.
Follow the link below to watch the orchestra perform the piece (in the video on the right) and read about the composer and his famous piece.
Now listen to Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on Greensleeves https://safeshare.tv/x/oPf3dLfjUI8#
When do you think this music was composed? Why do you think that?
Listen to the music again and listen out for the instruments. List what you can hear. On the other side of your sheet of paper, draw whatever the music makes you think of - it could be a setting, an activity, certain shapes etc.
Ralph Vaughan Williams was an English composer. He studied English Folk songs which are traditional songs passed on from person to person. They are rarely written down so many are lost or changed from the original.
Compare your art for the two pieces - What is similar and different? What is similar and different about the two pieces of music? Some people may refer to these pieces as classical music but they are not! Remember this refers to a period of time roughly 1750-1820. This music was composed in the twentieth century.
Do you think this music similar to modern day music?
Votes for schools (20 minutes)
See this information on the class pages. Discuss your thoughts with your family.