Many of you play games online – but do you think there is such a thing as TOO MUCH online gaming?
More than half of young people between the ages of five and 15 now play games online, and in 2019 spent an average of nine hours and 30 minutes a week gaming! At that rate, you could have watched all the Harry Potter films in just two days, or seen every match in a Premier League season in just 2 weeks!
That’s a lot of time. Think of all the other things you could be doing!
What advice would you give each other in response to these questions? Post your ideas in the comments section and help each other to stay safe and healthy over the holidays whilst playing online.
What can you do if you start feeling snappy or stressed when you’re playing a game online?
How can you make sure you stay in control of how much time you spend gaming?
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? NOT 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.
Write a narrative text (a story) based on ‘The Black Hole’ short film:
Use the skills you practised in Autumn and Spring terms (when you wrote a narrative text based on a West African folk tale and one set in the court of Henry VIII) to narrate the story from the perspective of the man at the photocopier. Explain what has happened, and what you think happens to him next.
Your narrative text should:
Use descriptive language: simile, metaphors,
personification, noun phrases, powerful word choices.
Include relative clauses e.g. which was set back
from the centre of the village.
Contrast single clause sentences (e.g. ‘This was
Charmouth.’) with multi-clause sentences (e.g. ‘Glancing at the rolling,
churning waves whose white spray roamed like a horse’s glossy, enviable mane,
Lizzy felt a surge of warmth envelop her fragile body.’)