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Maths task – week of 30/06/20 (Financial Curriculum)

Wants or Needs?
What would you do if you won £5,000?

Would you spent it all at once?
Would you save any of it?
Would you share it?

Task 1:
a) Write down a list of things you would buy.

b) Then separate you list into two columns: wants and needs.

c) Which column has more items in you list?

d) Does your items include things you ‘want’ or ‘need?’

What do banks do?

Banks were originally set up for a limited range of purposes.

This included:
*keeping people’s money safe
*lending money initially to farmers and merchants
*changing money.

Today, banks are major businesses employing millions of people worldwide.
They offer a wide range of services connected with money.

Task 2:
Research about what banks do.
What are the different services they provide?

You may find information here:

Task 3:

Is cash the only way to pay for goods and services?
What other ways can you think of?

30/ 06/20

Money Matters:

The World of Work

As an adult, in order to find work and earn the money we need to look after ourselves, we need to acquire work skills. Have a think about the job that you would like to do and decide which skills you will need and why.

E.g I am a teacher.

I need communication skills so that I can help children learn and to plan and prepare lessons and make decsisions with my work colleagues.

I need computer skills to prepare lesson resources for children to look at and understand.

I need Mathematics skills in order to teach Maths.

I need to be able to problem solve quickly in order to keep children safe and happy.

What do we need money for?

For this activity, work with an adult. Choose a room in the house and list everything that money is needed for. Remember, gas and electricity cost money. Speak to an adult about how often this is paid for and how the amount is calculated. Which of these are essential and which are not?

What do I need? What do I want?

Look at the items below.

  1. List which ones are needed (this means they are essential) and which are wants (this means they are not essential).
  2. Which ones should you spend your money on first? Please remember that it takes a long time to earn money and money runs out! Order the items from most essential to least essential.

What’s your opinion?

Look at the jobs below: Game designers, nurse, professional footballer, firefighter and politician.

Different jobs pay different amounts of money, but it’s also important to choose a job that you will enjoy doing and makes you feel fulfilled. Being fulfilled might come from helping others, improving the World or from being creative and using your personal qualities.

Which of these job positions do you think earn the most money?

Give your opinion:

  • Which of these positions should earn the most money?
  • Should they all earn the same amount?
  • For what reason should one job pay more than another?
  • What’s more important when choosing a job: how much money the job pays, how fulfilled you are in the job or how much the job helps others?

English 30/6/20


Advertisements are designed to make you spend your money. The language and images they use are specifically designed to tempt you!


Choose two of the radio and TV adverts below and write a comparison of the strategies they have used. How were the strategies similar or different? What messages did they try to convey to make you buy the product? Which was most effective?

Questions to get you started:

Word mat to help you write a comparison

Adverts to analyse:

Computing task – week of 30/06/20

Watch this clip and listen out for the tips on what steps you can take if someone is saying unkind or inappropriate things online.

Make a poster to share this information clearly and send a photo to Think about the techniques used for adverts in the English task above, and consider:

  • The language you use. What vocabulary will help make your message clear? Can you use some of the persuasive techniques you have practised this year?  
  • The colours you use. How will you catch people’s eye to encourage them to find out more?
  • How you use the space on your paper. Spread out your ideas so your message can be read clearly and easily.

World of Work task – week of 30/06/20

For the next couple of weeks we will be thinking about the many different jobs and careers that people can have.

Task 1
On 8th July we will have a special assembly all about the World of Work. We will hear from people who do a range of different jobs – but we won’t find out what their jobs are straight away. We need YOU to come up with some questions to ask them to find out what their job is.

The answers to the questions can only be yes or no, so for example:
Do you work in an office? Do you work with nature?
Where do you work?

Write down your questions and keep them safe until Wednesday 8th. We will share information about how to join the assembly nearer the time.

Task 2
Draw a picture of what job you want to do when you are grown up. How did you hear about that job? What do you know about what this job involves? What subjects will you need to study? Send your sketches and ideas into us on the year 5 email address.

Here is a sketch of Miss Turnbull’s childhood ambitions. Can you guess what she wanted to be?

Here’s Miss Huddleston practising her dream job at home.

Black Lives Matter: 500 word story writing Competition!

This week you have the opportunity to enter a writing competition. 500 Words is the world’s largest story-writing competition for children. Past competitions have included themes such as climate change and technology and this week the theme is the Black Lives Matter Movement.

The deadline is 11:59pm on Friday 3rd July 2020. Children must write a story of no more than 500 words that responds to any of the themes surrounding the Black Lives Matter movement.

You can email your writing to us to have a look before you post and we can give you some tips!

You can submit your entry here:

Ideas to get you started:

You may consider a narrative that has a theme such as equality, fairness, kindness or friendship, it could be set in a school or on holiday.

You may wish to tell a story that tells a story of achievements made by significant black figures in Science, Maths, Art, Sport or any other subject. The protagonist could be significant figure from real-life e.g. Mae Jemison, Katherine Johnson, Steve McQueen or Muhammad Ali – there are thousand more to choose from or it could be an imaginary person.

You may like to tell a historical narrative that celebrates the contributions made by the Windrush generation or imagine what it was like for people travelling from the Caribbean between 1948 and 1971. What was the atmosphere like on board the ship? What was the experience like once they arrived in England – was it positive or negative?–gcse-immigration-to-london-from-ghana-and-jamaica/z4vs382

You could also tell a story that tells the story of the fight for justice. For example, you might consider the American stories of Rosa Parks or Martin Luther King or you may prefer to focus on a British activist such as Olive Morris: . You may like to tell a story that refers to more recent campaigns for justice e.g. the removal of statues or the returning of objects in museums to their place of origin.

Maths task – week of 23/06/20

This week we will focus on decimals and solving problems involving number up to three decimal places.

Watch the video and stop at the appropriate place to try the questions below.

Length: 7 minutes

Question 1

Work out the additions.
Use the number lines to help you.
a) 0.3 + 0.2 = _____

b) 0.2 + 0.1 + 0.2 =

Question 2

Complete the additions.
Use the place value charts to help you.

Question 3

a) Work out 7 hundredths + 34 hundredths.
b) 7 hundredths + 34 hundredths = ______________

Give your answer as a decimal.

Question 4

Eva drinks a quarter of a litre of water.
Mo drinks 0.3 litres of water.
Whitney drinks a tenth of a litre more water than Mo.

How much water do Eva, Mo and Whitney drink altogether?

This video focuses on decimals and compliments to 1.

Length: 8 minutes

Question 5

Each hundred square represents one whole.
Use the hundred squares to help you complete the additions.

Question 6

Complete the bar models.

Question 7

Match the pairs of decimals that add together to make 1 whole.

Question 8

Mo has completed these calculations.

He has got them all incorrect.
What mistake has Mo made?

Correct Mo’s calculations.
a) 0.22 + ____ = 1

b) 0.39 + ____ = 1

c) 0.677 + ____ = 1