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Year 5

Monday 18th January

Good morning year 5,

                                       I hope you have had a lovely weekend and you have managed to get outside for some fresh air at some point.  We’re onto our third week of remote learning now so hopefully by now you are have all got to grips with this new way of working.  Like we have started every morning, we will be having a Meet this morning at 9.30am and I’m looking forward to seeing you all.  Remember, you do not need to log on until 9.25am.  If you are slightly early, just turn off your camera and mute yourself until I am ready and on camera.

Let’s make a start with our day……

Maths

As I explained last week, for our Maths today and tomorrow, I want to do some more practical activities to help with your understanding of measures.  I posted the document which contains 9 different practical activities last week and I have posted it again below (along with some recording sheets which you may choose to use for some stated activities).  I don’t expect you to complete them all, however maybe pick 2 you could complete today and 2 you could complete tomorrow.  I have listed the resources you will need for each activity (hopefully, you got these all sorted over the weekend).

Please note, that for some of these activities (particularly activity 1 and 9) you WILL need an adult to help.  If parents in your house are working, please make sure you pick the activities which you can complete independently – DO NOT ATTEMPT THE ACTIVITIES WHERE I HAVE STATED YOU WILL NEED AN ADULT SUPERVISING BY YOURSELF!

Have fun with measures and please feel free to send me pictures via Purple Mash so I can see what you have all been up to.

English

We are going to continue with our work on Alma this week.  I have posted the clip again below so you can revisit it if you need to.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irbFBgI0jhM

We will work through the Powerpoint during our Google Meet and your task for today is included on the Powerpoint.

 

Guided Reading

I hope you have all enjoyed chapter 1 and 2 of Harry Potter (particularly those children who have never read it before).  For your guided reading today I would like you to read chapter 3 which I have attached below.  Happy reading.

If you usually work with Mrs Hughes, please read chapter 19 from James and the Giant Peach attached below.

 

Afternoon tasks

On a Monday afternoon, we have D&T and PE.

For your D&T you are going to be designing a space rocket, which you will start to make next week.  Consider carefully the research that you completed last week about features of a space rocket and make sure these are included in your design.  Think carefully about the equipment that you are going to need to build your rocket and make sure that you begin to collect these this week so that you will be ready to start making your rocket next week.

I have attached a design sheet below which you can use if you wish to, to help with your design.

 

This afternoon, you would also be doing PE.  Like last Friday’s PE session, if you are able to go for a walk, a bike ride or you are able to get in the garden and get active please do.  If you are unable to get out please complete one of Joe Wick’s workouts.  I have put a link to one of his workouts below

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0k6XqfFEUo

Friday 15th January

Good morning year 5,

                                      Well done, you have made it to Friday!  After today’s day of work you can have a well-deserved rest over the weekend.  Thank you to everyone who has been logging onto our Google Meets.  It really is so wonderful to see all of your smiling faces every morning ready to work hard every day.  Just a little reminder, please log onto the sessions at 9.25am ready for a 9.30am start.  If you do happen to log on slightly earlier and you cannot physically see me, I am always there.  Please turn your camera off and mute yourself until I switch my camera on and we are ready to start the lesson. 

 

*Just a little reminder.  I did say at the beginning of the week that we are going to be doing some more practical measures activities next week and you will require some equipment for these lessons.  I have attached the activities that I would like you to have a go at next week for your Maths sessions on Monday and Tuesday.  I do not expect you to complete all of them, just pick a couple which you think you would be able to complete (for some of them you will need help from an adult, so just bear in mind if your parents are working that they may not be able to help you so pick some of the activities which you can complete independently).

  I have put this up today so that you can make sure you have all the resources you need ready for Monday and Tuesday.

Let’s make a start with today’s work.

 

Maths

It’s arithmetic today!  You all know what you are doing with your arithmetic so you should be able to easily get on with this. (Remember task 1 is for children who usually work with me and task 2 is for children who usually work with Mrs Hughes).  Good luck!

 

English

Every Friday, you will be completing a grammar task.  Today we are going to look at noun phrases.  We will talk through the Powerpoint during our Google Meet this morning.  If you missed it, make sure you have a look through the Powerpoint before you start today’s activity.  This answers are included at the end of the document (on page 3) so you can check your work once you have finished.

There is a video you can watch on Espresso and some activities which might help you before you start today’s work.

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/video/item366761/grade2/module305322/collection366627/section367910/index.html

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Guided Reading

You know that on a Friday we always do comprehension in guided reading and so this is going to be the same during your home learning.  You are used to doing comprehension for your guided reading so I don’t think you should have any problems.  I have attached the answers as well so you can check your work once you have finished.

 

If you work with Mrs Hughes for guided reading, please complete the questions attached which are all based on your reading from chapter 17 and 18.

Afternoon task

It’s Friday afternoon, and so it is PE.  As I have said previously on PE days, try and take this opportunity to go for a walk or a bike ride or to get active in the garden.  If you are unable to do this, why not try one of Joe Wick’s workouts (he has now started doing online workouts on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  Here is one of his latest workouts.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnOtrnh80hs

 

And finally…….

It’s GOLDEN TIME!  Well done you’ve made it to the end of the week and now it is time for some well-deserved Golden Time.  You’ve all definitely earnt it!

Well done on another fantastic home learning week year 5 and I shall see you bright and early, at 9.30am, on Google Meet on Monday morning.  Have a fantastic weekend everyone.

Thursday  14th January

Good morning year 5,

                                       It’s Thursday!  The penultimate day of the week!  I hope everything has been going well with your home learning this week and you’ve managed to set up a bit of a routine at home now so that you can fit everything into your day.  Our Google Meet will take place as usual at 9.30am so I will see many of you then.

Now, let’s get down to business…….

                            

Maths

Today we are going to look at some word problems involving conversions of capacity.  In order to solve these problems, you will need to use the knowledge from Monday’s lesson for converting units of capacity.

Remember

       ml  -------->     l (÷1000)

       l    ------->     ml  (x1000)

If you still need further work on conversions.  Please complete the lesson below from the Oak National Academy.  I would like you to be really secure with conversions before you move onto problem solving, so make your decision carefully.  Once you have completed this lesson, revisit any questions you got wrong on Tuesday’s lesson on converting measurements of length and make any necessary fixes. 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/converting-between-units-of-length-cgr32e

 

English

It’s Thursday today meaning its spelling test day.  Look back at last Thursday’s home learning to find the spellings you should be tested on this week.  Your new spellings are below and Spelling Shed has been updated so that you can start to learn them ready for next week.

Group 1 – knight, wreckage, writer, knowledge, knuckle, wreath, pterodactyl, mnemonic, wrestler, knife

Group 2 – obey, prey, convey, survey, grey, osprey, disobey, they, surveyor, conveyor

On a Thursday in English, we are going to be doing reading comprehension.  This will be a little different from your guided reading comprehension, as the text you will be using will be a little shorter and it will be an unfamiliar text.  There are three levels of challenge for this comprehension.  If you look at the bottom of the sheet, you will find either 1 star, 2 stars or 3 stars (1 star is the easiest progressing to 3 stars which is the most challenging).  Please pick the level of challenge appropriate for you (don’t just go for the easy option!).  The answers are included so you can also mark your work once you have completed it.  Please make sure you answer in full sentences.

For example

Question:  What colour was the girls dress?

Answer:  The girls dress was……

Guided reading

For today’s guided reading session, I would like you to put the words that you looked at and found the meanings to yesterday into sentences.  I’d like you to try and write at least 6 sentences.  Make sure the sentences make sense and the words have been used in the correct context.

Your words for this work were

Beefy, chortled, peculiar, on the contrary, rejoice, severe looking, half exasperated, gingerly

If you work with Mrs Hughes for guided reading, please complete the questions attached which are all based on your reading from chapter 17 and 18

Afternoon activities

This afternoon, you are going to complete topic and French

In topic this week, you are going to be looking at regions in the UK.  Work through the Powerpoint below and your task is included on the Powerpoint (there are some interactive activities on the Powerpoint so please make sure you put it on slide show when working through it).

 

French – we are going to continue to learn about the weather this week.  Mrs Hughes has kindly planned our French lesson for this week and she would like you to listen to this song which is about the weather

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBvJVOuBPXI     (Alain le Lait)

As you are listening try and pick out and translate any phrases that you recognise.  Once you have completed this have a go at the matching exercise attached below.   Can you match the correct weather phrase in French to the correct picture? If you need to, refer back to Alexa's you tube lesson from last week (the link is below)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kq4Luegns8c     ​(Alexa)

 

Wednesday 13th January

Good morning year 5,

                                       I hope you all had a successful day yesterday!  I think yesterday’s Google Meet went a little bit better than the previous day, however I know for some of you there were still a few glitches.  I am going to try and use a different device tomorrow, so fingers crossed we have a glitch free Meet!  Just a little reminder, please could you not log onto Google Meet until 9.25am to allow me to be the first person in the meeting. 

Another, little reminder, we will be doing your spelling test tomorrow so please make sure you spend some time today practising your spellings on spelling shed, if you haven’t already been practising throughout the week. 

I have checked spelling shed and the correct assignment has been assigned to you all for this week.  These are the spellings you will be tested on tomorrow:

Group 1 – referring, preferred, transferring, reference, referee, preference, transference, difference, inference, conferring

Group 2 – vein, weight, eight, neighbour, sleigh, reign, freight, reins, veil, eighteen

 

Now, let’s make a start with our day

                        

Maths

Today we are going to look at some word problems involving conversions of weight.  In order to solve these problems, you will need to use the knowledge from Monday’s lesson for converting units of weight.  You may possibly find that you have different answers to in the book as your answer might be in different units.  Check the units given in the answers and then you may need to either multiply your answer by 1000 or divide it by 1000 to check to see if your answer is correct, if it does not specifiy in the question what units it wants your final answer in.  

Remember

       g  --------->  kg (÷1000)

     kg -------->    g  (x1000)

If you think you still need further work on converting measures instead of moving onto problems today complete the lesson below from the Oak National Academy.  Watch the lesson carefully and complete the activities which are provided.  Once you have completed the lesson, either revisit Monday’s work if you got a few wrong, or have a go at a few of the problems from today’s work (try a few questions from A)

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/converting-between-units-of-metric-mass-6ww38d

English

Today in English we are going to be looking at how we can improve our writing, using ‘show don’t tell sentences’.  I will go through the Powerpoint in our Google Meet this morning, however if you were not able to join us I have attached it below so you can work through it before beginning today’s work.  Your task for today is explained in the Powerpoint.

Guided Reading

In today’s guided reading session you are going to be looking at some of the vocabulary you have come across in your reading this week and find out the meaning of these words.  If you have a dictionary at home, you may use that to look up the words, in the same way we do in class.  If you have not got access to a dictionary use an online dictionary.  Here is a link which you may choose to use.

https://www.dictionary.com/browse/online-dictionary

If you work with Mrs Hughes for guided reading, please complete the questions attached which are all based on your reading from chapter 17 and 18.

Afternoon activities

This afternoon we are going to be doing RE and computing.

Computing –  we are going to use espresso coding for our computing lesson.

Please login to espresso using the link below and the sign in information

https://coding.discoveryeducation.co.uk/block/learn?locale=en-gb#refresher-level-14-5e5d0d06570d8d36569de030

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abc123

Once you have logged in, I want you to complete the level 5 refresher levels 1 and 2.  Enjoy!

 

RE – Today in RE you are going to be finding out more about the Christian place of worship.  There is not a specific written task for you to complete with today’s work but there is quite a lot of reading to do on the Powerpoint. 

Tuesday 12th January

Good morning year 5,

                                       First of all, can I apologise for the technical issues with yesterday’s Google Meet - fingers crossed today we will have better luck.  It was such a shame we had some problems as there were so many of you on yesterdays meet.  It was fabulous to see so many of you participating (even if you did keep disappearing off my screen).  I know it became very difficult for you to follow the Maths as there were so many glitches, however don’t worry if you struggled today as I have planned another lesson later in the week for those children who may have struggled a bit today.

Let’s make a start with our day……

Maths

Today we are going to be looking specifically at converting measures of length.  Remember to look back through the Powerpoint we went through in this morning’s Google Meet if you need to revisit anything.

Key information you need to remember

         

                      mm  -------->  cm   (÷10)         

               cm  -------->  mm   (x10)                           

               cm  -------->   m    (÷100)

                m   -------->   cm  (x100)

                m   -------->    km  (÷1000)

                km  -------->    m   (x1000)

         

English

I hope you enjoyed the film Alma yesterday! 

Today we are going to look at some still images from the film and we are going to be thinking about the facial expressions and emotions they portray.  In the attached document below, your task for today is explained.  You will need a thesaurus today, however if you haven’t got access to a thesaurus in your house, you will need to use an online thesaurus.  Here is a link, if you would like to use this one.

https://www.thesaurus.com/

We have used this in class before so you are hopefully familiar with it. 

Guided reading

I hope you all enjoyed the first chapter from Harry Potter.  For today’s guided reading session I would like you to read chapter 2.

If you usually work with Mrs Hughes I want you to continue reading chapter 18 from James and the Giant Peach.

Afternoon

This afternoon we will be doing some Science work and today’s learning challenge is, to explain how we know the Moon and Sun are spherical bodies.  Work through the Powerpoint attached and today’s task is included as part of the Powerpoint.

Enjoy!

Monday 11th January

Good morning year 5,

                                       I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and you’re all ready for another week of home learning!  We will start our day with a Google Meet at 9.30am to go through the tasks which I would like you to complete today.  If you either haven’t logged onto a Google Meet session or you have not been in touch with me via Purple Mash, please could you have a go of doing so today –  it would be great to see and hear how you are all getting on.  If you have any problems logging onto either, please ask your parents to get in touch with me via the school office and we can hopefully get you sorted.

Let’s make a start with our day……

Maths

This week in Maths we are going to be working on measures.  This is an area which we haven’t really touched on this year so far, however I know you will have completed work in previous year groups on measures.  Today we are going to be looking specifically at converting measures of weight and capacity.

Key information you need to know

        g  ------->   kg (÷1000)             ml  ------->   l   (÷1000)

    kg ------->   g (x1000)                  l  -------> ml (x1000)

 

*I want to do some more practical lessons in Maths next week involving measures.  It would be great if you could speak to your parents about whether you have some measuring resources such as a measuring jug, a ruler and some weighing scales (scales with a dial on and a scale would be preferable to electric scales, but if you only have these don’t worry).  If you could have these ready by next Monday that would be great! 

One of the practical activities which you may choose to complete involves baking, therefore if you want to find a recipe and ask someone to get the ingredients ready for you for next Monday that would be fabulous.

Another activity which you may choose to complete is going to involve making fruity cocktails.  Therefore it would be great if you had some orange cordial and blackcurrant cordial (or you may choose 2 of your own cordials) and also some lemonade.

 (I will be giving you around 10 practical activities to choose from, therefore if you are unable to get ingredients for baking or fruity cocktails, don’t worry.  There will be other activities for you to choose from).

 

English

Our unit of work for this term is going to be based on a short film called ‘Alma’. I will warn you all now, it is a little bit spooky but I’m sure you will enjoy it and it is something that will definitely make you think.   Here is a link to the clip.  Watch it as many times of you need to, to familiarise yourself with it before starting today’s work.  You will probably need to go back to it in future lessons so I will leave the clip here so you can access it whenever you need to.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irbFBgI0jhM

Once you have familiarised yourself with it, have a go at answering the questions on the attached word document.  These answers aren’t intended to have a right or wrong answer, answer them however you interpret the clip.  Your interpretation maybe different to mine or your classmates interpretations.  You do not need to write out the questions, however please make sure you answer in full sentences.

For example

Question:  What is Alma wearing?

Answer:  Alma is wearing………..

 

Guided Reading

We are going to be starting your new text in guided reading and hopefully you will be pleased to know that we will be reading Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone!  Now I’m sure there are several children who have already read this and I hope you don’t mind reading it again and for those of you who have not yet read it, you’re in for a real treat!  Today in guided reading I would like you to read chapter 1 which I have attached below.

If you usually do guided reading with Mrs Hughes, your next bit of reading is attached below from James and the Giant Peach (I know that you didn’t get chance to finish your text at the end of last year).  Please read chapter 17 for your guided reading task today.  (If you would also like to read Harry Potter as well, please feel free, however don’t feel that you need to do any of the guided reading activities to go with it – just read it for fun!)

Afternoon tasks

On a Monday afternoon, you usually have PPA (either art or DT) and PE.  This term for PPA you are going to be completing a D&T project.  For this, you are going to be designing, making and evaluating you own rocket.  This week’s task is for you to research rockets. 

Can you find out:

  •  What features they need to function
  • How they are able to take people to space.
  • What they are like inside
  • Some famous rockets that have taken off

This afternoon, you would also be doing PE.  Like last Friday’s PE session, if you are able to go for a walk, a bike ride or you are able to get in the garden and get active please do.  If you are unable to get out please complete one of Joe Wick’s workouts.  I have put a link to one of his workouts below

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rz0go1pTda8

 

 

Friday 8th January – Due to unforeseen circumstances this morning’s Google Meet is unable to go ahead

Good morning year 5,

                                       It’s Friday!  We’ve made it to the end of the week!  Well done!  I’d like to start this morning by saying a huge well done to you all.  You have had to adapt the way that you are used to working overnight and I have to say I have been thoroughly impressed by you all.  Thank you to everyone who participated in yesterday’s Google Meet - it was lovely to see a few new faces joining us.  I know you are all really enjoying the lessons, however as I have stated above, unfortunately today’s Google Meet is unable to go ahead.  I apologise for this, however we will reconvene at 9.30am on Monday.  Luckily, today’s work doesn’t need a huge amount of explanation as it is all work which you are familiar with completing in the classroom. 

So let’s begin….

                                      

Maths

Today in Maths I would like you to complete an arithmetic paper.  We have now covered the majority of things included on these arithmetic papers so you should have a good go at trying to get as close to full marks as you can.  If you usually work with me when we do arithmetic, please complete task 1, if you usually work with Mrs Hughes please complete task 2.  The answers are included on the last page so please mark your work once you have finished.  Good luck.

 

English

Today I would like you to complete a reading comprehension.  Read the text carefully and then complete the accompanying questions.  I have also included the answers so you can check them after you have finished.

Guided Reading

Please continue reading your book for pleasure.  We will start our new guided reading book next week.  I’m sure you cannot wait to find out what it is!

 

Afternoon tasks

This afternoon should be our PE lesson.  You could use this time (if the weather is ok and your parents will allow it) to take some daily exercise.  Go for a walk, a bike ride, practice some football or netball skills in the garden.  Or if you wanted to, you could complete one of Joe Wick’s workouts (I know he is planning to do more of these starting next week).

Here is a link if you wanted to do a workout:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2AkYD10d7Q

 

After PE, is GOLDEN TIME!  You have all definitely earnt your Golden Time this week for working so hard.  Have some free time, relax and have a lovely half an hour doing something that you really enjoy doing. 

Have a fabulous weekend and I shall see you all bright and early at 9.30am on Monday morning!  See you then.

 

 

 

Thursday 7th January

Good morning year 5,

                                       Thank you so much to all the children who joined me for the Google Meet yesterday morning.  It was so lovely to see so many of you log in to our lesson and you all worked so well and composed yourselves in the perfect manner - give yourselves a huge pat on the back, well done.  I have to say, for a first attempt I was thrilled with how it went and how engaged you all were.  We will again be meeting this morning at 9.30am so if you were unable to join me yesterday, have a go today and I shall look forward to seeing many of your smiling faces this morning (remember to make sure you have something to write on and something to write with as we will go through examples and I would like you to be able to fully participate in all lessons).  Unless you hear differently, please assume that a meeting will take place every day at 9.30am for as long as we are remote learning. 

Now for today’s work!

Maths

Today in Maths we are going to work on multiplication and division and how you can use known facts to help you solve trickier multiplication and division questions.  I have attached the Powerpoint below used in today’s Google Meet if you were unable to join us today.

Complete the appropriate section from target Maths, remember you should be challenging yourself so please do not choose the easy option just so you can finish your work quickly.  I have also included the answers so make sure you check your work after you have finished.

For those of you completing C you may find watching this video useful (particularly for the first part of c) https://www.jamesbrindleyprimary.com/year-5-mathematics/  Scroll down to video 20 Using simple times tables (you may recognise a familiar voice in this video!)

English

Today is Thursday and you know what that means…….spelling test day!

 Please get someone at home to test you on this week’s spellings (they were set before Christmas and you can find a copy of them below if you scroll down to the spellings and homework section of the webpage).  Remember, if you usually do spellings with me, you will complete group 1 spellings, if you usually do spellings with Mrs Hughes then you will do group 2 spellings.

I have updated Spelling shed so your new spellings are ready for you to start practicing now.  Your new spellings are and you will be tested on them next Thursday:

Group 1 – referring, preferred, transferring, reference, referee, preference, transference, difference, inference, conferring

Group 2 – vein, weight, eight, neighbour, sleigh, reign, freight, reins, veil, eighteen

 

For your English today, we are going to continue with our grammar work on modal verbs.  Hopefully you were all successful yesterday.  Remember a modal verb is a verb which shows the possibility of something happening e.g. could, should, might, will, must etc.

Once you have finished todays activity write 8 sentences where a modal verb is used to show the possibility of something happening (make sure all of your sentences are punctuated correctly).

e.g. We could go to the park later.

I have attached the Powerpoint below used in today’s Google Meet if you were unable to join us today.

Guided Reading

Like yesterday, I would like you to complete some reading for pleasure.  Hopefully, yesterday you picked a book which you can read during our guided reading time this week.

 

Afternoon tasks

This afternoon we are going to be doing French and RE.

In French you were due to start learning about the weather.  Mrs Hughes has sent a link which you can watch, listen and repeat in order to learn some of the new vocabulary about the weather.

Here is the link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kq4Luegns8c

 

In RE, we are going to be looking at places of worship.  I will go through the Powerpoint in our Google Meet session, however if you were unable to join us this morning I have attached it below.  Your RE written task for today is included in the Powerpoint.

 

 

Wednesday 6th January

Good morning year 5!

 It’s Mrs Haslam here!  I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year and I’m sorry that you have not been able to start your new year in school with Mrs Butler, but not to worry as our remote learning is going to recommence!  You may be a little confused, as Mrs Butler was in touch with you yesterday – we apologise for any confusion.  From now on, I am going to be doing all of your remote learning whilst Mrs Butler is going to be working in school (so those of you who will be coming into school, will get the opportunity of working with the wonderful Mrs Butler).

We will be starting our day today with a Google Meet session and I have emailed you all via Purple Mash about the details (please make sure you check this to help you access the Meet).  Please note, there has been a slight change to the timings and we will now be meeting at 9.30am rather than 9.00am.  The session will last approximately 20/30minutes and I will be going through all the work which I would like you to complete for that day.  Please could you have something to write on and with handy as there may be some examples which I would like you to have a go at.

Another note to clarify, if you would like to send work via Purple Mash could you please send it to me.  If you have any work which you would like Mrs Butler to see, please let me know and I will forward it onto her.  I will do my very best to reply as promptly as I can, however it may be more towards the end of the day or evening before I can reply and get back to you.

Let’s get started with today’s work!

Maths

As Mrs Butler mentioned yesterday, this week we are going to recap the 4 operations.  Yesterday, you worked on addition and today you are going to move onto subtraction.  I will go through the Powerpoint with you on Google Meets tomorrow but I have attached it below in case you need to recap or you have any problems accessing the Meet tomorrow. 

Please also have a go at the attached sheets.  Once you have completed them, you may either get your parents to check your answers or you may check them using a calculator (only do this once you are done though!)

English

We are going to do a little bit of grammar work over the next couple of days.  We are going to be looking at modal verbs.  I will go through the Powerpoint with you during our Google Meet but I have attached it below in case you need to recap or you have any problems accessing the Meet tomorrow. 

Guided reading

This week for guided reading I am going to let you do some reading for pleasure.  Did you get any new books for Christmas? Or do you have a book which you’ve been trying to find the time to read?  Now is the perfect opportunity.  Get yourself comfy and spend 30minutes doing some quiet reading. 

Afternoon activities

This afternoon, we are going to be doing some Geography work.  We will go through the Powerpoint during our Google Meet, however I have attached it below in case you were unable to access our Meet.  Please complete the activity sheet attached, you will need to use the ‘Time around the world poster’ to help you complete the activity.  Once you have completed this, there are some challenge questions which you can also have a go at on the Powerpoint.

Home learning - Tuesday 5th January

Spring term:

 

Good morning Year 5, Happy New Year to you all! I hope you had a great Christmas break. I was really looking forward to meeting you all today and am so sorry that we can't just yet! For a short period of time, we are going back to home learning. We are doing this to keep you and your families as safe as possible. I know home learning isn't as fun as being in the classroom with your friends but for the next few weeks, I need you all to work as hard as you can for me at home. 

 

Work will be set daily which will follow our usual timetable and can be accessed from our class page. Purple Mash will resume as a means of communication. 

 

For English, I would like you to write a letter to introduce yourself to me - you could describe yourself, tell me about your likes and dislikes, any hobbies that you might have, what your favourite subject is and what you might need to work harder on. Correct punctuation must be used and remember, this is the first piece of writing I am going to see from you, so impress me! Could you include an expanded noun phrase, a fronted adverbial or even a simile?

 

For Maths this week, we are going to be recapping the four operations - addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Before you start your work today, I would like you to log on to TTRS and have a practise of your timetables - you can spend  about 10 minutes doing this. We are starting the week with the written method of addition. Read through the power-point and have a go at working out some of the questions before you complete the worksheet. Don't forget, there might be some exchange to do!

 

We start a new topic in Science and ask the question, Will we ever send another human to the moon? For our first lesson, we will be exploring the theories that support and refute the idea that the Earth is round. Again, read through the power-point and complete the activity set.

 

Please contact me through Purple Mash during the school day if there are any problems and of course, if you would like to send me your work, I would love to see it! Your new Pick and Mix for the Spring term will be posted soon so keep your eyes out for that!

 

Work hard and keep smiling,

Mrs Butler

 

 

 

Year 5 - 2020/21

 

Autumn Term:

Welcome back to another school year at James Brindley, I hope you have had a lovely and relaxing summer.

Here is our year 5 class webpage where you will find lots of useful information regarding year 5 (please also remember that we do also have a school Twitter account where news and pictures are regularly uploaded).  

 

**Please note that if our class bubble is isolating and the need for home learning to recommence, all work will be accessed from our class page and Purple Mash will resume as a means of communication between myself and the children. 

 

During the Autumn Term our topic will be Geography based, we will be focusing on the question, “Why is the rainforest important to us?”. Children will be able to identify and explain the position of different rainforests on a world map. Examining South America, we will begin to understand the significance of the Amazon River and study endangered wildlife in the region. Children will further explore the Amazon Rainforest through our class novel ‘Journey to the River Sea’, a story set in the heart of the rainforest.

 

Important information:

  • Year 5 P.E lessons will take place on Mondays and Fridays. We will be doing our very best to be outside for PE lessons this year therefore, we would like children to have both an indoor and outdoor P.E kit available for all sessions (indoor kit pumps/outdoor kit trainers).  All PE kits will go home on a Friday to be washed over the weekend ready for the following week.  Could I also give a gentle reminder that ear rings and other jewellery must be removed on these days (if your child can not remove their own earrings please make sure they are removed before school and not worn on PE days).
  • Homework has changed slightly for this year.  Your homework is going to be topic based through a series of pick and mix activities (you may recall that we used the 'pick and mix' activities during your home learning).  A series of activities will be given and you need to pick one to complete each week.  You can complete the activities in any order you like.  I do not expect these to be handed in weekly, however I will be asking that you send me pictures of the work you have completed towards the end of each half term (I will give you more information about this nearer the time).  I will also be keeping a weekly record in school of the activity/activities that you have completed that week.
  • Spellings will go home as part of the homework on a Thursday and will be tested the following Thursday.  Spellings can be accessed using SpellingShed  (https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb).  Please encourage your child to be using SpellingShed as part of their homework routine. 
  • Children should continue to read 4 times a week.  Please sign children’s planners weekly as these will be checked on a Friday.  Anyone who does not have evidence of 4 reading sessions will be asked to attend reading club.  This is a club which is open to all pupils on a Friday lunch time.

 

I can't wait to welcome you all back!

 

Mrs Haslam

 

Homework and Spellings

Attached below is your 'Pick and Mix' homework which is based on our current topic the Rainforest.  This homework task will be your homework up until Christmas.  Each week pick one activity to complete as part of your homework.  Written tasks can be completed in your homework book.  Please note, I DO NOT expect your homework piece to be brought in weekly.  Instead, I will ask at half term for your to take pictures of the work you have completed and send it to me through Purple Mash.  Every Thursday I will be asking you which task you have completed that week and I will keep a record of this in school.  ENJOY!

 

You will also continue to complete your spellings using Spelling Shed.  New spellings will be uploaded on a Thursday to be learnt throughout the week before our spelling test the following Thursday.  Use this link to access Spelling Shed https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb 

 

 

This weeks spellings (which will be test on Thursday 7th January)

Group 1 -   afterwards, immediately, earlier, eventually, previously, finally, recently, yesterday, tomorrow, whilst

 

Group 2 – straight, painter, fainted, waist, strainer, chained, claimed, failure, snail, waiter, 

 

Homework upload

As we are approaching half term, I would love to see the work you have been completing at home as part of your 'Pick and Mix' homework.  I would like you to send me any pictures of your work, word documents or Powerpoints which you have completed using the email feature on Purple Mash.  Use this link to access the website https://www.purplemash.com/sch/james-m28   and you all have your unique logins stuck into the front of your planners.  I have attached a document below which explains how you can send me your work using the 2email feature.  I would like everyone to have sent me their work before we break up for half term Friday 23rd October. 

I look forward to receiving your work. 

Year 5 letters

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