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Hope you have had a nice weekend.
For this week’s school work please look at the details below.
Week Commencing 6th April
Reading comprehension – William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare’s Family
William Shakespeare is thought to have been born on 23rd April, 1564 in Stratford- upon-Avon, England. William was the third child of John and Mary Shakespeare.
• At the age of 18, William married Anne Hathaway.
- They had a daughter called Susanna in 1583.
- Two years later, Anne gave birth to twins-a boy called Hamnet and a girl called Judith. Hamnet died when he was 11 years old.
- William moved to London where he earned money as an actor and a playwright.
- Shakespeare wrote plays which were tragedies (very sad plays) and comedies, which were funny. He wrote the plays about things people had experienced: jealousy, anger, love, romance, religion and war.
- Some of his most famous plays have been turned into cartoons and films. For example, Romeo and Juliet was made into a film, and later a cartoon
- about two garden gnomes!
He made up over 300 words and phrases that are now used in the English language. These include:
- wild goose chase
- all that glitters I not gold
William Shakespeare died on April 23rd 1616, which was the same day as his birthday, at the age of 52.
- It is thought that he died from a fever.
- Each year around the 23rd April, the streets of Stratford-upon-Avon are filled with music, song and performers in celebration of the life of William Shakespeare.
- What was the name of William Shakespeare’s wife?
- Match the sentences
Shakespeare lived in 1583
Susannah was born in Stratford
Hamnet died aged 11
- What theses did Shakespeare write about? Circle two
Making money jealousy shopping love
- What is the name of one of Shakespeare’s plays.
- Choose two of the words which Shakespeare made up and use a dictionary to find out what it means and write the definition.
- What is unusual about the day that Shakespeare died?
Circle the correct answer
- It was the same day that Hamnet died
- It was the day before a play was performed
- It was the day that he left London
- It was the same day as his birthday
Year 5 Grammar homework – using relative clauses
Choose one phrase from each column (three in total) to make a sentence.
|Breath of the Vulture|
|Snore of the Rat|
|who was the youngest in the tribe|
|who was a big man|
|whose furs were too tight|
|who was always showing off|
|which was made of furs|
|whose lion skull masked looked sill|
|Danced around the tree|
|Was spitting out duck feathers|
|Performed the Ritual|
|Was loud and smelly at night|
|Was whacked by a plucked duck|
Can you make the silliest sentence? Write it in your homework book.
Week Commencing 30th March
Make two sentences become one by changing the pronoun in the second sentence into a relative pronoun and joining the two together (remember to add a comma before the relative pronoun). For example:
Mr Mayes was my teacher. He taught me in Year 5.
Mr Mayes was my teacher, who taught me in Year 5.
Use one of the relative pronouns below.
Who, Which, Where, When, Whose.
- I like to eat pizza. It’s my favourite food.
- My alarm broke this morning. This meant I was late for school.
- My best friends are Mel and Victoria. They walk with me to school.
- I started school in reception class. I still had blonde hair.
- I have a friend called Geri. Her house is next door to mine.
- I eat in the hall. It’s always very noisy.
- My headteacher is Mr Johnson. He has a friendly smile.
Homework Focus: To find common factors
- Write down all the common factors of 8 and 40.
- Write down all the common factors of 36 and 60.
- Match the pair of numbers to their common factor
36 and 42 9
27 and 63 4
24 and 48 6
- Which pair of numbers share the most number of common factors?
9 and 30
12 and 18
10 and 25
14 and 21
- Jess says, “The number 8 is the largest common factor of 24 and 48.”
Is Jess correct? Prove it.