4.5.20 Happy Monday!

I hope you had a lovely weekend. I really enjoyed the adverts you created last week and the art re-creation attempts were absolutely brilliant. Have a look on the Purple Mash blog or at the previous post on here to enjoy them too.  If you haven’t already, you might be inspired to do your own art re-creation – it’s great fun!

Ideas for the day:

Maths –Summer Term Week 1 (w/c 20 April) Lesson 1 Adding Decimals within 1  (or carry on from where you’ve got to in the decimals work so far). Don’t forget to use the video to help you and the answers to check your work.


English – In today’s lesson, you will be looking at some famous speeches and analysing the features. I have put links for a both a PDF and a Word version of the lesson. (They are the same, but you can type on the word version, if that helps you).

History – (tasks for the whole week)

We are starting a new history topic – The Maya


Have a look at this video – it gives you a great introduction to the Maya.

I have created a 2do on PurpleMash that I would like you to complete this week. It has a slideshow which has lots of information about the Maya that you can read and then a template for an information text that I would like you to create about the Maya by the end of the week.  Make sure you answer to these questions  in your writing :

  1. When and where was the Maya civilisation?
  2. What was the Maya civilisation like?

As well as completing the information sheet, it would be great if you could choose one or two aspects of the Maya civilisation that you are interested in, and find out more! This is a chance to be as creative as you like in order to show what you find out. For example,  you could find out more about Maya pyramids, and show your learning by building a Lego Maya pyramid, or find out about the types of food they ate and make a Maya style meal. It really is up to you! Don’t forget to share your learning with me by posting on the Purple Mash blog, or sending me and email. year5@standrews323.herts.sch.uk   I really do love seeing what you’ve been up to!

Here are some other links that might help you:



(There is another PowerPoint that might help, I can’t seem to add it on here, but will add it to this blog on PurpleMash)


Miss Sewell