Hey everyone :)
I'm missing school so much! I know Mrs Wood has been in contact with some of you to check you are ok, which is great to hear about. I wish I could make those phone calls myself- it's so strange not seeing you in school and hearing you laugh and play etc.
You will be pleased to know the Easter holidays are officially here and I will not be updating the website with further work until 20th April. Some websites are continuing to upload work though, should you wish to do some.
I've uploaded a sheet below with some ideas of activities that could be done to fill the hours.
Enjoy the sunshine this weekend
Hope everyone is still ok and finding plenty of things to do to keep yourselves occupied.
All the links that I put up last week are still updating with new content so feel free to continue to access those.
As always, please prioritise reading and times tables activities. Huge well done to Reegan, Ruby, Riley, Daniel and Henry for completing their TTRS sessions last week. 10 team points each!
Literacy Shed has updated their content and are now providing loads of free resources, including fabulous reading comprehension activities.
Authorfy have different authors setting a 10 minute creative writing challenge each day.
Please continue to use White Rose online learning for maths.
Missing you all!
New links have been added (26.03.20)
Here are some ideas and links where you can access free learning. Please do not feel obliged to access them all. I just wanted to make sure there was a wealth of information for you to keep you going over the coming weeks. Hopefully these will continue to be updated so they can be accessed until we re-open.
I'm missing being in school and seeing all your smiling faces and hearing all of your stories. I hope you are all keeping well and not too bored yet!
There are 30 minutes P.E. coaching with Joe Wicks live at 9am every weekday on his YouTube channel. You don't have to watch it live- it can be accessed any time of day. This is available here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ
Oti Mabuse is uploading a new dance class video at 11:30am every day. Her YouTube channel is here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC58aowNEXHHnflR_5YTtP4g
For quick dance type activities, I love Jump Start Jonny. I always join in with the children in class as I enjoy the workouts. These are available here: https://www.jumpstartjonny.co.uk/home
There is also Supermovers from the BBC. Children can learn about other subjects through movement. https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers
For maths, there are at least two websites uploading a new lesson every day. If you are looking for daily lessons, these are perfect.
If you are someone who struggles with maths, you may find it more useful to recap Year 4 learning.
White Rose Maths are uploading 5 activities a week with accompanying teaching videos. These are available here: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/
I See Maths is also a super website uploading a new lesson every day: http://www.iseemaths.com/lessons56/ These are fairly tricky as they are for Year 5 and 6, so they're great if you want that extra challenge.
Please continue to use Times Tables Rock Stars. I will be keeping a close eye on this.
(Update 26.03.20) Well done to Reegan, Henry, Riley, Daniel and Ruby who have completed at least 5 garage sessions so far this week Remember the week resets on a Friday.
Youtube is great if you get stuck on any maths concepts. I've found this super video on long multiplication here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jhf1ldvP-o
For bus stop division, this video is great: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5R37L_aMNvQ
Pobble 365 gives an image a day. Underneath the image are questions for children to use their inference skills, a story starter for children to help children write a story and a grammar activity or two. http://www.pobble365.com/
Literacy Shed have loads of videos and writing ideas underneath for practising narratives and recounts etc. https://www.literacyshed.com/
There's a super dropbox account with spelling, punctuation and grammar challenge cards available here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/67efif9da9euddy/AABYdjfmymrgXcyBl73Su-WMa?dl=0&fbclid=IwAR2Nw765AdITKqliain64sxE55flxCvR5xSJYeWVeIQ_9QnBszuRpizDwnk
The Hamilton Trust have home learning packs available too: https://www.hamilton-trust.org.uk/blog/learning-home-packs/?fbclid=IwAR1QKwzXpWHZn31c-iE44PhSxmjIN2rm9SyIlip_JvhlYKNXbBJ41xwHgSM
I have set up an account on Read Theory for the class. https://readtheory.org/app/sign-up/create-account/student
You have to register an account using the class code FSR0MVC9
Once you have registered, you have to sit a pre-test so that it can set reading comprehension work at your level. I will be able to see who has accessed this.
We were part way through reading The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. A free PDF version is available here if children wanted to finish the book: http://www.samizdat.qc.ca/arts/lit/PDFs/LionWitchWardrobe_CSL.pdf There are comprehension questions available too: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/the-lion-the-witch-and-the-wardrobe-worksheets-6383889 you may need to set up a free account to access them- however, this is another teaching website where you can find lots of other resources.
Here you can access loads and loads of books. https://www.getepic.com/students class code: qns2921
I've set up an account and tested it (once!) so hopefully it will work for you.
We have been learning about North America. Why not make a poster or an information leaflet about a key landmark or attraction in North America?
You could also compare North American countries, and also compare them to our country. What is similar? What is different? Think about school life, laws, jobs. Think about physical geography- mountains, volcanoes etc.
https://www.wildgoose.education/products/free-resources There are free downloads for geography, history and R.E. on this site.
History work will be added weekly to the following website: https://www.mrtdoeshistory.com/home-learning-packs?fbclid=IwAR2R06Nkl54KjklSdQgmrsR9BDOn2M_ZkZN0SI32uHuOgd9AqiOWIudpuo4
In science we have been exploring Earth, Moon and the Sun. You could observe the Moon over as many nights as possible and sketch how it changes over time. You could also create a sundial to observe how shadows change throughout the day. One idea of how to do this is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSMsX7cwzjk
Other science home learning ideas can be found here: https://www.stem.org.uk/home-learning
There are activity booklets available on this website: https://mrfrench.uk/category/mr-french/sample-mr-french
There are some fab activities available here: https://www.music-education.co.uk/home-schooling.html?fbclid=IwAR29aiqSjxpJzTLVhYjL8bZvIVlSaMNZZKndHmkXaSHWIBDq-FbtNnyd-Bo
I will be updating this page throughout the school closure with additional activities for the children to complete.
In the meantime, there are a couple of websites that are offering free resources for parents for a month.
Twinkl is offering a months free access at the following page: https://www.twinkl.co.uk/offer
You will need to use the access code UKTWINKLHELPS
Classroom Secrets is offering free online learning and packs to print out. https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/
Further resources will follow over the coming weeks.
Miss Warren and Mrs Robinson
I have attached some tasks for children who are in self-isolation. There should also be answers attached for parents to mark. Please scroll down to see writing, reading, maths and science tasks.
On Wednesday 5th February, we had an amazing opportunity to visit the Meden School and sculpt our very own clay pot. We used a coil method and added detail if we wanted to. In a few days when they dry out, Mrs Zaccardelli will fire up the kiln to a gigantic 1180°c. The kiln takes a full day to warm up and then another day to cool down. After this, we can collect our work and it will be ready to decorate using Ancient Greek styles and colours.
A huge thank you to the grown-ups who walked with the children to the Meden, ensuring that we were safe. Help is always appreciated.
We would also like to express our gratitude to Mrs Zaccardelli from the Meden School. Mrs Zaccardelli kindly arranged for us to work in her school and set up all the resources for us. She also gave up her time to work with the children during the session and will be firing the clay in the kiln. We could not have done it without her help, time and expertise.
We were so impressed with the poetry written by the class. Here is a poem by Layla-Faye, who has been super creative with her ideas!
We launched our topic with a South African themed day. In the morning, we looked on Google Earth to find out where South Africa is and learned many facts about South Africa. We especially enjoyed looking at the football stadiums. We tasted many different foods, including: bobotie curry, biltong and malva pudding.
In the afternoon, we had a special visitor- Mrs Butler. Mrs Butler taught us all about gumboot dancing and how it all started. We all had a fantastic afternoon and owe Mrs Butler a massive thank you for giving up her time to be with Year 5.
Welcome to Year 5! We hope you have had a wonderful break over the summer holidays. I am looking forward to working with the class this year as they start in Upper Key Stage 2. This year will undoubtedly be hard work, but will hopefully be an enjoyable one. To help support your child in reaching their targets, we would like to take this opportunity to refresh your memories about a few routines:
Help and support is always welcomed in the classroom, so please do not hesitate if this is something you would like to do. All help is gratefully accepted.
If you have any issues or questions, please do come and see us, before or after school. Our door is always open.
We hope your child enjoys their time in Year 5.
Miss Hayley Warren and Mrs Alison Robinson
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