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Red Kites 2021 - 2022

 

Welcome to Red Kites (Year 5). Red Kites are taught by Miss Digance. We are supported by our wonderful Teaching Assistants Mrs Duery and Mrs Lane. 

Please see below to find out what we are up to this term!

Home Learning for Monday 28th and Tuesday the 29th of March

 

Good morning Kites,

I hope you are all well and I am so sorry that I still cannot be with you! Hopefully, everything will be back to normal this week.

As I am hoping to only be away for a couple more days, I will be uploading home learning to our class page for you to complete. This will include maths, grammar, history and art. We would normally also have PE on a Monday and swimming on a Tuesday. So do make sure you get up to lots of fun activities that get you moving too! I will include a video just in case the sun decides to stop shining!

 

Spelling 

Here are this week's spellings. You can print off the document and practice at home. 

Literacy

For Literacy this week, I thought this would be a great opportunity to revise some important Year 5 grammar. Below is a link to the Oak academy website, there are 5 grammar lessons in total, each around 20 minutes long. One session also includes our spelling rule for this week which is silent letters so this should be really helpful! Try to complete 1 a day. As there are 5 sessions if you want to do more than one you can!

 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/grammar-practice-e855

 

Maths

In maths this week we are going to be adding and subtracting fractions. The first lesson looks at adding fractions together (also practising equivalent fractions!). Then, we will look at adding and subtracting fractions where the denominators are different. (This is where we will need to work out equivalent fractions to help us too!)

I will include WhiteRose video lessons for this, and some extra practise worksheets to help consolidate learning!

Spr5.7.1 - Add fractions

Spr5.6.2 - Add and subtract fractions

History

 

Over the next two days, research the history of the charity Dr. Banardos and the man behind how the charity began.

 

Below are some resources to get you started. Once you have conducted your research, create a fact file about the charity and Thomas Banardo.

 

Here are some research questions to get you started!

 

1. Where did Dr Barnardo live?

2. What job did he have?

3. Why did he set up his own school?

4. Who was Jim Jarvis? Why is he important?

5. Where were the children living?

6. Why did Barnado start his fund?

    Where did he get the money from?

7. Who looked after the children in the homes?

8. What did the children think of Dr Banardo? Explain your answer.

9. What year was the first home opened?

10. What is the charity Banardos like today?

The life and work of Thomas Barnardo (dramatisation) | History - True Stories

Art

Over the next two days, take some time collecting different flowers and plants from a walk or in your garden and create your own William Morris inspired art piece. 

 

Please see below for inspiration:

Maths on the Move Live - Year 5 - Quiz 1 - Aspire

Get active and practice maths at the same time! Wooo hoo!

This Week

 

14th March 2022

 

Hello Kites! I hope you are all well and had a lovely weekend. Wasn't it wonderful to finally get a bit of sunshine? Spring is most definitely here!

 

Please see below to find out more information about this week and what we will be up to:

 

New spellings are now up on Spelling Shed. You also now have your own spelling folders to take home on a Monday. Please ensure you bring your spelling folders back on a Friday so I can

prepare the next week of spellings for you. 

 

Homework

 

You now have daily tasks to complete to help with your learning at home!

 

  • Spelling Shed Spellings (online practice)
  • Written spelling practice 
  • TT Rockstars times table practice
  • Reading to a grownup.

 

One page of spelling practice should be completed in your spelling folder and at least 10 minutes should be spent on the other three activities. TT Rockstar log ins have been sent home in case you need them!

 

Literacy

 

This week in Literacy we will be writing a recount from Jim's perspective, using expanded noun phrases, setting  and character descriptions  to add lots of detail to our writing. 

 

 

Maths

 

This week in maths we are comparing and ordering fractions. We are using what we know about equivalent fractions and mixed numbers to help us gain a deeper understanding of fractions and their value. Please see below for extra support:

 

 

 

Compare and order fractions less than 1

Friday 18th February Home Learning

 

Good morning Kites. I hope you all had a restful sleep and are safe and sound in your homes today! I hope you all have a wonderful half term break, well done for working so hard.

 

If you are looking for something to do today, please see below.

Maths

 

Today, take a look at the WhiteRose teaching video to continue our refresher on fractions. 

The activity sheets are below for you to complete. If you want an extra challenge today I have included an equivalent fractions session for you to have a go at.

What is a fraction

Spr5.4.2 - Equivalent fractions (1)

Literacy

 

Today we are going to use the weather as our inspiration to write our own stories!

 

Just like we did with our Marshmallow story, use a piece of paper to note down the following:

 

What can you hear today?

What can you see?

How do you feel?

 

As we are such amazing creative writers, today I want you to imagine you are a leaf in this storm. 

 

The wind is very strong! If you were a leaf, where would the wind take you? Where would you end up? What would you see/experience/feel on the way?

 

Try to use interesting sentence starters, noun-verb pairings and maybe even a simile in your writing to make it even more interesting!

 

See below for an example opening:

 

Wind howling, I awoke with a fright. The contorted, twisted oak I had called home for so long groaned and whined as the wind pulled at its roots. All I had to do was hold on and I would be safe. Suddenly, an enormous gust of wind catapulted me into the air. Higher and higher I climbed until the giant old oak looked like a tiny ball of moss below me. 

 

Maybe your leaf travels to a different country! The possibilities are endless so have fun and enjoy creating your own story today! I have included some alternative adjectives below to help you.

 

RE

 

Today we were going to continue exploring Islam. We have learnt about Ramadan and why this is important to Muslims.

 

If you want to, become a researcher and see how much you can find out about the third pillar of Islam, Zakat. 

 

What is Zakat?

How is Zakat different to charity?

Why is Zakat important to Muslims?

 

Once you have researched Zakat, think about the question below. You could write a short argument to support your opinion:

 

It should be compulsory for everyone to donate 2.5% of their earnings to help those in need. Do you agree or disagree?

 

Draw With Rob 110 Alicorn

Tuesday 8th February 2022

Home Learning

 

Good morning Kites! Please see below for today's home learning. Any questions do let me know.

 

Have a great day!

 

Miss Digance smiley

 

Maths

 

We are looking at dividing. We have been using the bus stop method and this week we are exploring how to divide numbers with remainders. 

Go through the teaching video then have a go at the activities provided.

 

Divide with remainders

Literacy

 

Today we are carrying on with learning how to create a setting as an opening for a narrative.

 

Yesterday, you created some wonderful extended sentences using adjectives and prepositions to add lots of detail.

For example:

 

'Moonlight hit the ripples on the lake.' Could become, 'The silvery moonlight hit the ripples on the lake, reflecting little sparks of light like diamonds on the water'.

 

Today we are going to watch the clip again, and this time think about the things we might see and also hear. Start off by watching the video below and list the different sounds you can hear.

Soundscape "Forest Night"

Now watch the clip again from yesterday and have a think about the order that you see and hear things.

What do you see first? The lake, mountains or trees? As you watch, make a list of the things you see in the order that you see them. This will help to order your setting description. 

marshmallows short film

Your task today is to create your own setting as an opening to your narrative. 

 

Using the example below and the starter sentences provided. Have a go at creating your own. 

Make sure you use prepositions and expanded noun phrases to add detail!

 

Sentence starter (use this, then carry on the story)

 

Night was creeping in. The water on the lake was barely moving and the sky was a brilliant blue-violet colour...

 

Friday 4th February 2022

 

Home Learning

 

Geography 

Today we are exploring how to use grid referencing on a map! Go through the PowerPoint slides then have a go at the activity sheets provided.

RE

 

Today in RE we are looking at the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, Ramadan. 

Go through the teaching slides, watch the clip then write a short explanation text with the following title and subheadings:

 

Title: Ramadan

Subheading 1: What is Ramadan

Subheading 2: Why is Ramadan important to Muslims.

 

Have a go at including some causal conjunctions in your writing. Just like we did with our explanation text about circuits!

 

Use the fact sheets to help you with your explanation. I would expect about half a page of writing. But if you have more to write about please do!

Art

Today in Art we are learning how Alexander Calder made his mobile sculptures. Then we are having a go at designing our own!

 

You can choose what ever shape you would like to. Go through the slides and then have a go at designing one in the style of Alexander Calder!

 

 

Tuesday 25th January

Home Learning

 

Good morning Kites. Happy Tuesday! Please see below to access the home learning for the day. 

Please do drop me a message on our class dojo if you have any questions.

Have a great day!

 

Miss Digance laugh

Daily Maths - Have a go at the questions in the red column, then try the green!

Multiply 2-digits by 2-digits

Watch the video lesson then have a go at the activity sheet. Having an extra piece of paper to help you with your working out may be useful!

Science - Today we are learning about the symbols we use to represent the components of an electrical circuit. Go through the Power Point then have a go at the activity sheet. You can decide whether you try worksheet 3A, 3B or 3C.

Monday 24th January

Home Learning

 

Good morning Kites. We hope you had a lovely weekend!

Please see below to access learning and resources for the day. If you have any questions or issues, please do let me know. 

Have a great day!

Miss Digance laugh

Daily Maths Practice. Start with the red column then have a go at the green for an extra challenge!

Maths

Go through the video lesson for a recap on multiplying a 2 digit number by a 1 digit number. Then have a go at the worksheet provided.

Literacy - Take a look at the power point slides then have a go at the activity provided.

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Friday 14th January 2022 Home Learning

 

Good morning Kites! I hope you are well. I am so sorry but I managed to not click save when uploading yesterday's home learning! I have updated the learning to ensure you have not missed anything. 

 

I do apologise for any inconvenience. If you have any questions or problems, please let me know. 

 

Have a great day!

 

Miss Digance

Maths

Measure perimeter

Literacy

 

Today we are going to look at subordinate clauses and complex sentences. We are going to use this grammar skill when writing our biographies about Alexander Calder!

 

Please follow the link below for an online lesson on subordinate clauses. 

 

https://teachers.thenational.academy/lessons/subordinate-clauses-c5hkgd

Art

In art today we are creating our own wire sculptures, inspired by Alexander Calder.

 

We are going to be using pipe cleaners. But you can use anything that is bendy to create your own at home!

 

Below is a YouTube tutorial that provides a helpful guide to creating your own wire sculpture. Have a go and see what you can create!

Alexander Calder Inspired Wire Portraits

A demonstration designed for creating wire sculptures inspired by Alexander Calder.

Wednesday 12th January

 

Good morning home Kites! I hope you had a great day yesterday. We miss you and look forward to you joining us again!

 

Please see below for today's learning. Don't forget to show off the work you have done by sending it to me!

 

Any questions or issues please let me know.

 

Have a great day!

 

Miss Digance smiley

Multiply by 10, 100 and 1,000

Literacy

 

Following on from our research on Alexander Calder yesterday, today I want you to explore his artwork for yourself and see which ones stand out to you the most. 

 

Then, select one or two artworks of Calder that are your favourite and write a couple of paragraphs explaining why you like them.

 

Challenge:

 

Can you include expanded noun phrases in your writing to add more detail and elevate your sentences? Please see below for embedded noun phrase support.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwwp8mn/articles/z3nfw6f

 

Tuesday 11th Home Learning

 

Maths

Today we are looking at multiplying numbers by 10! This will be a recap for you to brush up on your place value knowledge! Have a look at the PowerPoint then complete the worksheet. 

Literacy

 

Today we are going to be researching Alexander Calder. This is so we can write a biography about him this week.

 

Using a computer if you have access, have a go at answering the following questions:

 

Who is he?

  • What is Alexander Calder known for?

 

Early life:

  • When and where was he born?
  • Where did he go to school?
  • Did he have any siblings, if so, how many?

 

Career:

  • What jobs did he have?
  • What kind of art did he create?
  • What were some of his most famous art pieces?

 

Significance:

  • Why is he such a well known artist?

 

On a piece of paper, write out the headings and write the answers to each question underneath. Please send me what you discover! I would love to see it!

 

If you have any questions please do let me know.

 

Miss Digance smiley

Monday 10th January Home Learning 

For anyone who is having to stay at home at the moment, we miss you and look forward to you joining us again!

 

Please see below the learning for the day. You can complete this in any order you would like to. Please send me some pictures of any work you have completed, I would love to see what you get up to! Any questions at all please let me know.

Maths

Cube numbers:

 

Literacy

Grammar recap - exploring using verbs to show past and present tense in a sentence 

 

Geography

Local area - rural and urban

 

Go through the slides then write a short paragraph describing the features of your local area. Do you live in a rural or urban area? How do you know?

Spring Term 2022

Welcome back Red Kites! We hope you had a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year!

I am so excited to see you all again and get started on some awesome learning this term. Please see below for all the information you need:

 

 

PE

At the start of this term, PE will be on a Tuesday only. We will have IG sports in the morning and swimming in the afternoon! We may add another PE session later this term, I will keep you updated with this.

 

Swimming information:

We will leave for swimming just after lunch every Tuesday until 5/4/22 at 12:50 and arrive back to school at 2:15.

As swimming is the same day as our other PE session, you can come in your PE kit and bring your swimwear with you too. Please ensure you have a towel and some extra socks in case yours get soggy!

Mrs Duery and I will be going with you, however, if any grown-ups would like to volunteer and come along to help as well please do let us know! We would really appreciate it!

Any questions at all please do not hesitate to drop me a message or email. 

 

Curriculum coverage this term:

 

Maths

This term we are going to continue exploring multiplication and division. We are also going to start looking at area and perimeter. I will upload weekly support with this that will coincide with the lesson topic of the week. 

 

 

Literacy

In Literacy, we are focussing on the incredible story, Street Child by Berlie Doherty.

This gripping adventure is based on the true story of an orphan growing up in Victorian London. This is the story that inspired Doctor Barnardo to set up his famous children's refuge!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Science

In science this term we will be learning about electricity! This topic will be sure to brighten up your day and be very illuminating. smiley (All electricity puns welcome upon your return!)

 

Geography

Following on from our United Kingdom topic, this term we will be zoning in even further and learning all about our local area.

 

RE

This term in RE we are looking at the Muslim religion, and how Muslim people show their commitment to Allah. 

 

ART

In art, we are focussing on the work of Alexander Calder, a fantastic American artist and sculptor. We are going to learn about him as a person, then recreate our own versions of his amazing masterpieces! Please see below for inspiration:

KS2 after school club information

This Week 13/12/21

We made it! The last week until the Christmas holidays! Well done Kites!

 

New spellings are now on Spelling Shed! Remember to practice at home every day! laugh

 

Literacy

 

This week we are going to be poets!

 

We will be exploring and creating our own festive poetry! Every day we will look at a different poem and have a go at creating our own. I really look forward to seeing what we write, as the Red Kites have such wonderful imaginations!

 

Maths

This week we will be continuing with our multiplication and division unit. We will be focussing on square and cube numbers.

 

What is a square number? 

What is a cube number?

Check out the WhiteRose video sessions below and extra worksheets for practice!

 

 

Square numbers

Cube numbers

Last week

 

Literacy/Geography

 

Last week we were able to showcase our understanding of using modal verbs in a sentence and we were able to recognize the physical features of a local city near us, Bath. It was so interesting to think about what the land would have been like before humans settled there, and why the physical features of Bath may have been the main reason humans chose to live and eventually build Bath as we know it today!

 

Maths

 

We now have a strong understanding of what prime and composite numbers are. We are also able to check to find out if a number is prime or not, by exploring how many factors that number has.

 

Mindfulness Moments

 

We decided last week that it is important to take time to reflect and relax, especially in the lead-up to Christmas! Mrs. Duery led some amazing mindfulness sessions last week that really helped ground us and help us feel calm. We also discussed tips to help us fall asleep!

 

This Week 6/12/21

 

New spellings are now up on Spelling Shed! Do make sure you practice your spellings on Spelling Shed every day. 

 

Literacy

This week, our target is using modal verbs in our writing.

Modal verbs are verbs that indicate likelihood, ability, permission or obligation.

Words like: can/could, may/might, will/would, shall/should and must.

 

The sea monster should go away.

The sea monster might go away.

The sea monster will go away.

 

What do you notice about these modal verbs? How do they change the meaning of the sentence?

 

Check out the link below to learn more:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwwp8mn/articles/zps4pbk

 

Maths

This week we are continuing to explore multiples and factors of different numbers. We will also be exploring prime and composite numbers. 

 

What is a prime number?

What is a composite number?

 

Try the link below to have extra practice!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zp778hv

 

Geography

This week we are focussing on the physical features of the UK. We are going to focus more on our local area by exploring the physical features of Bath.

We will be thinking about the question, why did humans settle in Bath? 

We will be linking this question with our literacy this week.

 

Science

We will continue exploring air resistance by conducting an experiment using parachutes!

 

Let's have another great week Kites!

 

Miss Digance laugh

 

 

Last Week

 

We had such a lovely time at Downside School last Thursday! I was so impressed with how well we represented Kilmersdon and how much Spanish we knew! Well done Kites!

 

We finished all of our assessments. Phew! So now our timetable will be back to normal.

 

Maths

We looked at multiples and factors and explored this using concrete resources and arrays!

We understand what a multiple is, and how to find the factors of numbers. 

 

RE

We looked deeper into the meaning behind Psalm 8. We talked about how Christians view themselves and their relationship with God. I was so impressed with the incredible discussion we had about our own points of view and the viewpoint of Christians.

 

Science

We explored air resistance and how this force is able to slow objects as they fall towards the ground. This also got us thinking about how gravity plays a part in this!

 

 

 

 

 

This Week 29/11/21

Notices:

New spellings now on Spelling Shed. Thank you for all your hard work and practice! It is paying off!

 

School Trip - Languages Day - Thursday 2nd December 

 

We are so looking forward to having the opportunity to visit Downside School for our languages day! Please make sure attendance letters are signed and handed back to the school before Thursday. 

Assessment Week:

This week we will be completing our autumn term assessments. These assessments will cover maths, reading and writing. 

 

Therefore, the timetable will look a little bit different this week as this will be our focus. 

 

Maths

We have completed our unit on tables and graphs. We are now moving on to multiplication and division. 

 

Literacy

Towards the end of the week, we will begin writing our own narrative pieces, using what we have learned so far this term to help create wonderful stories!

 

 

 

Last Week

Literacy

Last week we all wrote wonderful newspaper articles, showcasing our ability to use direct speech in our writing. I was so impressed with everyone's articles, well-done Kites!

 

 

Our Newspaper Articles

Maths

We completed our unit on interpreting tables and graphs. We now are able to read data from tables and line graphs. We can also draw our own line graphs!

 

Geography

We learnt about the difference between physical features and human features. We also used our atlases to find specific physical features around the United Kingdom!

 

Science

We learnt about friction. We discovered that the more bumpy or rough a surface is, the more force is required to move an object across it. This is because there is more friction acting on these two surfaces! We used Newton Meters to measure how much force was needed to move objects across different surfaces. 

 

RE

We looked at a section in Psalms and discussed how Christians believe God created the wonderful world we live in. We use Psalms as our inspiration to write our own poetry about the wonders of the world.  

This Week: 22/11/21

 

Spellings

New spellings now on Spelling Shed. Please see spelling document below in case spelling folders are forgotten to be taken home:

 

Literacy

This week we are continuing to write our newspaper reports including direct speech. After we have completed being fantastic journalists, we will become authors! We are going to create our own narrative based on the events of Hetty's Unicorn.

 

Maths

We will continue to practice confidently reading and interpreting tables. We will then move on to read and interpret graphs. 

 

Extra practice at home:

 

 

Geography 

This week we are recapping the capital cities of the United Kingdom. Can you remember what makes a capital city?

 

We will then explore the physical features of the UK, including mountains ranges, rivers and coastlines.

 

Science

This week in science we are learning to identify the effects of friction between two surfaces.

 

What is friction? How can the amount of friction differ from surface to surface?

 

 

 

 

Children in Need 2021

Last Week:

Literacy

 

We learnt how to use inverted commas to show direct speech in our writing. 

We now know the difference between direct and indirect speech! We will be continuing to write our newspaper articles this week.

 

Maths

 

We made a start on our graphs and tables units. We are able to read the information provided in tables and solve problems using our addition, subtraction and inverse operations! 

 

Geography

 

We recapped the four countries of the UK and we then used atlases to locate the capital of each country. We talked about what makes a city a capital city and why.

 

We are amazing at using atlases to find information!

 

Science

 

We were scientists! We explored the effects of gravity by recreating meteorites and the creators they create when they impact the ground. We discovered that the heavier the object, the deeper the creator. The bigger the object, the wider the creator. 

 

Interestingly, we discovered that the size of the object does not necessarily mean it will be heavier! We are now able to predict, conduct experiments and document our findings!

 

Dance

 

This week we learnt a new dance skill to incorporate into our routines, a canon! Kites were able to practice this skill, then use them in their own dances which were fantastic! Please see below the video that inspired our movements:

Canon - Cry me a River - Justin Timberlake

Last Week:

 

Literacy

We took time learning about the different poppies worn for Remembrance Day, why we wear poppies, and the significance of this date in history.

 

Red Kites created some beautiful circle books, showcasing what each poppy represents, and the poem 'In Flanders Fields' which inspired it all. 

 

Maths

We worked really hard on our mental addition and subtraction and can now use inverse operations to check our answers!

 

Geography

We recapped the 4 countries of the United Kingdom then compared them to see what was similar and what was different!

 

Music

We are exploring rhythm through Samba music! We used different instruments and worked together to create our own beats and rhythms.

 

This Week:

 

Literacy

We are taking another look at inverted commas and direct speech. Our genre of writing this week is newspaper articles. We will be creating our own newspaper articles regarding the strange light seen in the forest (inspired by Hetty's Unicorn).

 

What is direct speech?

What are inverted commas?

Can you name the features of a newspaper?

 

 

Maths 

We are finishing off our addition and subtraction unit and moving on to graphs and tables

 

Geography

We are looking at the capital cities of the United Kingdom and the surrounding seas. Can you use an atlas to find these?

 

Spellings

 

Our spelling rule for this week is:

 

 

This week's spellings have been updated on Spelling Shed. Spelling test results are now being written in your Home Contact Books so your grown-ups can see your progress.

 

Let's have another great week Kites!

 

Miss Digance

 

Week of November 8th, 2021

 

Literacy

 

Last week we started reading the wonderful story, Hetty's Unicorn. A magical tale filled with wonder and mystery. We read the story and explored Hetty's character through hot seating. Please see the link below to read the story.

This Week's Story:

This week we are going to write a diary entry as Hetty. Re-telling events from her point of view. Our grammar focus is using commas in our writing. We are able to use commas to add detail and to make sure the meaning of our sentences are clear. (We had lots of fun with this last week!)

 

Let's eat Grandma!

Let's eat, Grandma!

 

The magic of commas!

 

We are incorporating this story into our dance topic this term. We will be learning to use movement in different ways to retell the story!

Remembrance Day - Thursday 11th November 2021

From Wednesday onwards we will be remembering the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts.

 

We will be looking at the beautiful poem 'In Flanders Fields' and creating artwork based on this. 

 

Maths 

This term we are focussing on addition and subtraction. We have started by recapping using the written column method. Using our place value knowledge to ensure we exchange correctly.

We have also been exploring rounding numbers to estimate an answer to help us work towards mental arithmetic.

 

This week, we are looking at mental addition and subtraction, inverse operations and problem-solving. 

 

Check out this video to see how using inverse operations can help with addition and subtraction:

 

BBC Bitesize Inverse Operations

 

If you want to have some extra practice, please see WhiteRose home learning lessons below, and some games to support your learning further!

Inverse operations (addition and subtraction)

Geography

 

Last week we were thinking about why we learn Geography at all! Why is it useful? We discovered Geography is so much more than we may have first thought! Now more than ever, we understand the importance of being amazing geographers!

 

This week we are learning about the countries of the United Kingdom and comparing characteristics of different major cities. 

 

What makes a city? How many cities can you name? Do you know where and how to find them on a map?

 

Try this UK quiz to see how much you already know!

The Geography Quiz

 

Science

 

This term we are looking forces! Starting things off with gravity!

Red Kites class page 2020-2021

Summer Term 1

Hello Kites and welcome to the Summer Term ! I hope that you have all had a great Easter with lots of time for fun and relaxation.

Important note: this term we will be having PE on Mondays and Fridays.

 

Maths

We will be learning about decimals and percentages this term.

Literacy

We will be working on 'Clockwork' by Philip Pullman.

Science

We will be studying Space.

Geography

We will be exploring the world, finding out about continents and geographical features.

 

Friday 5th March

 Well done Kites, you did it! Home learning is done and next week you will all be back in the classroom. laughyes. It will be great to have you all back. 

Don't forget your spelling test!

This is the same as yesterday for some reason-think of something else to draw today!

 

Literacy

I have included a reading comprehension for you today. You could also choose another activity from the Pobble activity list. I like the look of the activity where you have to draw a Wanted poster for your favourite villian from a book.

 

Thursday 4th March

Good morning Kites. As I explained yesterday, today's activities are linked to World Book Day. You can choose activities from the PDF below, or choose some activities from the Pobble PDF. In class today, we are going to be doing activity number 9 - writing a story with lots of different book characters in.

I have also included 4 a day, daily maths and daily literacy which includes your spelling attempt for today.

Here is  your warm up:

 

Wednesday 3rd March

Good morning Kites and welcome to your last day of zoom lessons! It will be so good to have you all back in the classroom next week laugh. I have been so impressed by how you have all adapted to a different way of learning and it has been great to be able to see you and speak to you over zoom but it will be so much better to be able to speak to you without having to deal with internet connection issues! Thank you so much to your grown ups at home for making sure that you are signed on every morning and for helping you with your learning at home, I really appreciate all the support.

Today's zoom lessons are at the same time as usual and I will read some more of the class story at 2pm.

There will be work on here for Thursday and Friday which will be activity based. Tomorrow will be related to World Book Day.

Here's your warm up:

 

Literacy

Today you are going to be continuing the story of the 'Unwanted Visistors'. The answers that you came up with yesterday will help you with this. It would be great to here some of your ideas during your zoom session today and to see the pictures you drew of the trolls' home.

Don't forget to complete your daily literacy task which includes your spelling practise  and sentence writing.

Maths- today I have given you 2 different sheets for more practise of ordering and comparing fractions.

Tuesday 2nd March

Good morning Kites, I hope that you are all OK this morning.

Here is your warm up:

 

Maths

Well done to everyone for your hard work on zoom yesterday. Today we are comparing and ordering fractions greater than 1. We will go through the Powermaths input during your zoom session and the text book pages are below. Green toolkits should also try the reasoning and problem solving question.

Literacy-for the next two days we will be doing work linked to the picture in the document below. Please complete your daily literacy which includes your spelling attempt for today.

Monday 1st March

Good morning Kites. Welcome to March and the last week of zoom lessons laugh. I hope that you have had a great weekend and enjoyed the sunshine- isn't it fabulous! 

We will have zoom lessons on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday this week and I will put some activities for you to do on Thursday and Friday which will be linked to World Book Day on Thursday.

Here is your warm up for today:

Literacy

Today we will be going through your spellings for the week. Your spelling attempts are on your daily literacy tasks as well as an instruction for writing a sentence using one of your spelling words. You can also practise your spellings on Spelling Shed. 5-10 minutes practise a day should be enough to help you get all your spellings correct on Friday.

 

Maths

For the next 2 days we will be comparing and ordering fractions. We will go through the Powermaths input during your zoom session and the text book pages are below. I have also included the link to the relevant White Rose video and the worksheet to go with it. The video has been split into 2 parts. Green toolkits should also try the reasoning and problem solving question.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/spring-week-5-number-fractions/

Maths activities-complete the daily maths and 4 a day and then have a go at Barvember if you like a challenge.

The document below includes a range of activities for you to choose from when you have finished your maths and literacy tasks. You do not have to complete them all. Some of the activities may take longer than one afternoon to complete, so don't rush them-take your time and do your best. Don't forget to send me pictures on your class dojo portfolio.

Friday 26th February

Good morning Kites and well done for another great week of home learning. You've worked really hard on our new topic of fractions and not been put off when you've found something tricky. 

Today is spelling test day so ask someone at home to test you on your spelling words. Well done to Cooper, Cody, Harry and Evie who are in the top ten this week and to all of you who have been on Spelling Shed this week, keeping us at the top of the leader board.

Here is today's warm up:

Literacy

Today's literacy is a reading comprehension. Yellow toolkits annswer the first set of questions. Pink and green toolkits answer all the questions and remeber to use full sentences for your answers.

There is a daily literacy task for today as well.

Maths 

There is no Powermaths today, instead I have included some sheets below which link to three of the topics that we have covered this week. You could choose the topic which you would like extra practise on, or try a couple of questions from each sheet. I have colour coded the sheets and the answers.

Thursday 25th February

Good morning Kites, I hope that you are all well this morning.

Here is your warm up:

Literacy

Your tasks for today are below and we will talk about them during your zoom session today to get some ideas before you do your writing. Your daily literacy task is also below and includes your spelling attempt for today-your last one before your test tomorrow.

Maths

Today we will be looking at number sequences. We will go through the Powermaths input during your zoom session. There is a link to a video and worksheet which can be done together for more support. The worksheet can be completed as extra practise without the video. Green toolkits should do the problem solving and reasoning questions.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/spring-week-5-number-fractions/

Wednesday 24th February

Good morning Kites and welcome to Wednesday. Zoom sessions are as normal this morning and I will be reading the class story at 2pm.

Don't forget to complete the daily maths and literacy sheets. The literacy sheet has your spelling practise for each day and an instruction for a sentence containing one of your spelling words. 

Here is your warm up for the day:

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Literacy

Today's task is to complete the worksheet below which will help with your understanding and use of modal verbs. Yellow toolkits, complete the first activity, pink toolkits complete the first two avtivities and green tollkits complete all the activities. I would like to hear some of your paragraphs from yesterday's work during the zoom session today.

Maths

Today is the opposite of yesterday-you will be converting mixed numbers to improper fractions. We will go through the Powermaths input during your zoom session. There is a link to a video and worksheet which can be done together for more support. The worksheet can be completed as extra practise without the video. Green toolkits should do the problem solving and reasoning questions.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/spring-week-5-number-fractions/

Afternoon activities

Here are the activities that you can choose from in the afternoons. If you have enjoyed learning about Boudicca this week, Ramona has recommended the Horrible Histories episode about her. I have found the following link to the episode:

https://horriblehistoriestv.wixsite.com/horriblehistoriestv/series-6-episode-9

Tuesday 23rd February

Good morning Kites, I hope you are all well. It was great to see you on zoom yesterday. Today's zoom sessions are at the usual time and I promise that they won't just be about fractions today! Well done for your work yesterday though, it was good to find out how much you remembered about fractions.

Here is your warm up for today:

Literacy

This week we are going to be working on modal verbs. During your zoom session, we will be watching a clip about a lynx and using this as the basis of your writing tasks. I will give you the tasks for today in your zoom session.

Here is today's daily literacy task which includes your spelling practise attempt.

This word wall will help with your writing task today.

Here is the clip that we watched in zoom today to help with your paragraph. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/4CyYDD8Ps1Dv8xgtC78b4Nw/a-lifeline-for-the-iberian-lynx

I have also included a modal verb word mat below:

Maths

Today we will be converting improper fractions to mixed numbers. We will go through the Powermaths input during your zoom session. There is a link to a video and worksheet which can be done together for more support. The worksheet can be completed as extra practise without the video. Green toolkits should do the problem solving and reasoning questions.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/spring-week-3-number-multiplication-and-division-2/

Monday 22nd February

Good morning Kites and welcome back! I hope you all had a great half term, relaxing and having fun with your families. I have been on some lovely walks ranging from freezing cold to very wet and muddy as the week went on. I've done a lot of reading as well which has been lovely.

I am looking forward to seeing you all on zoom again this morning to find out what you've been up to. The morning zoom sessions will be the same as last term, the first one at 9:15 and the second at 11:00. The afternoon sessions will be slightly different as I will be reading a story for the first 10 minutes of the session. I'm going to carry on with the story that we started before Christmas-'The Night Bus Hero' by Onjali Q. Rauf. I will start reading at 2pm and will then stay on to answer any questions and to go through the days Barvember questions.

Here's your daily warm up:

Literacy

Today we will go through the spellings for both groups during your zoom session. This term I will also be giving you a daily literacy task which includes your daily spelling practise and some grammar questions.

Maths

Today we are starting work on fractions. We are going to recap on equivalent fractions before looking at the work in the Powermaths book. I have also included links to a video and worksheet which recaps on fractions for anyone who would like to refresh their fractions knowledge. There are also 2 videos about equivalent fractions and the worksheets that link with them. One of them is a recap and links with the worksheet that we will work on during zoom. The other one links with the year 5 work in the Powermaths book. There are problem solving and reasoning questions for green toolkits to do.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/spring-week-3-number-multiplication-and-division-2/

Maths activities-this term I would like you to complete the 4 a day and daily maths tasks each day. I have included Barvember as they are great practise for problem solving skills and will also be useful for our work on fractions.

Afternoon activities

The document below includes a range of activities for you to choose from when you have finished your maths and literacy tasks. You do not have to complete them all. Some of the activities may take longer than one afternoon to complete, so don't rush them-take your time and do your best. Don't forget to send me pictures on your class dojo portfolio.

Friday 12th February

We made it Kites!! it's friday and the end of term! Well done to all of you for doing such a good job. A massive thank you to your grown ups too for all their help with your learning and setting up of zoom accounts, class dojo portfolios and so on. This certificate is for all of you.

Today's zoom will be from 9:30-10:00 and this week will be just for anyone who has any questions or wants to go through the Barvember from yesterday and today.

Don't forget your spelling test today. This week's top scorers on Spelling Shed are Cooper, Aithin, Evie, Harry and Ramona.

Here's your arty warm up for the day:

Today's activities are all linked to the fact that it is Chinese New Year, celebrating the start of the year of the Ox. I've just looked up which animal I am and apparently I'm a pig!! Can you find out which animal you are?

Don't forget that today's afternoon activity is to play a board game or watch a film with the people at home.

One last thing:

Thursday 11th February

Good morning Kites, I hope you are all ok. Today is the last day to practise your spellings and I can see that some of you have been practising on Spelling Shed. When I last looked we were top of the league, with Aithin in the top spot and Cooper close behind. Today's afternoon activity is to make a playlist of your favourite songs and find somewhere relaxing to sit and listen to them. Either that, or you could build an interasting reading den to sit in to read your book. I would love to know which songs are on your playlists and to see your reading dens. You can put them on your portfolios on the class dojo page.

Here's your warm up for the day:

Literacy

Today you are going to write your own account of your ideas about the 'Afterwards' picture. Your first paragraph will be about what happened three months ago and so will be in the past tense. Your second paragraph will be about what is happening now, what you can see in the picture and so will be in the present tense. Green toolkits, your challenge is to write a third paragraph about what might happen next and that paragraph will be in the future tense.

Send me a photograph of your finished story on the class dojo page.

Maths

We have come to the end of another unit! Today we will go through the End of Unit check during the zoom session-you will need your whiteboards to write your answers on. There are more tasks in your Powermaths book on page 39 for you to have a go at. You should all be able to answer question 1. Pink toolkits have a go at question 2 and green toolkits try question 2 and the Power Play.

Wednesday 10th February

Good morning Kites and welcome to Wednesday- it's going to be another chilly day, so wrap up warm!

I'm afraid I haven't had any luck downloading the videos of me sending semaphore messages to the class dojo page or on to the class page, so I'm going to try and play them during the zoom sessions tomorrow morning. If you have the semaphore sheet printed-have it ready to help you. Be warned, I hadn't had much practise so it might be difficult to work out!

Talking of things that are hard to work out, here is your warm up for the day. Make up your own mind as to what it means.

Literacy

Your literacy task for today is a drawing task. Choose one of the items in the picture and draw what you think it would have looked like 3 months before. In preparation for your task tomorrow you could describe in detail what the item looked like 3 months before, what happened to make it look like it does in the picture and maybe think about what is going to happen to it next.

Maths

Today you are going to use your knowledge of division with remainders to solve problems. We will have a look at some examples during your zoom session and then you can do the work in your Powermaths book on page 36. There are some extra tasks below for anyone who would like some more practise.

Afternoon activities-today's activity is to try and decipher my message which I will hopefully play for you on zoom. There are also 2 words that we have spelled out for you on the class dojo page. See if you can work out what they are.

Tuesday 9th February

Good morning Kites, I hope that you are all wrapped up warm and ready for today. I am wearing so many layers when I take Sandie out for a walk in the mornings at the moment, I have to get up 10 minutes earlier to get dressed!

Here's your warm up picture for the day:

Literacy

Over the next few days, we are going to be looking at the picture below, which is called Afterwards. Today we will be thinking about answers to the questions on the second sheet of the document below. Your task is to then write your own answers to the questions in your exercise books.

Maths

Today we have another lesson on division with remainders. We will go through the text book pages during the zoom session and then you can do the work in your Powermaths book on page 33. I have included another task for anyone who would like some more practise.

Today's afternoon task is to practise using semaphore and then trying to send a message. Your message could be to someone else in your family, or you can video yourself and send it in to the class dojo page. Make sure that your grown ups are happy for you to send in a video of yourself first please. I am going to set up the activity on the class dojo page which should make it easier - hopefully!

Monday 8th February

Good morning Kites, it's Monday and it's the last Monday of term laugh.

Your zoom sessions will be at 9:15 or 11 this morning as usual and I will be available at 2pm on zoom to answer any questions about today's learning. Thius week there is one document for your afternoon activities which is below the literacy and maths work for today. Here's your warm up for the day:

Spellings

I will go through the sepellings during your zoom sessions this morning to check your understanding of the words. You can then complete your first attempt on the attempt sheet and do the activity. You can also write sentences with 5 of your spelling words in your exercise book.

Literacy-today's task is a grammar activity. Yellow toolkits-1 star. pink toolkits-2 stars, green toolkits 3 stars.

Maths

Today we will be looking at division with remainders. We will go through the text book pages during the zoom session and then you can do the work in your Powermaths book on page 30. I have included a link for a White Rose video which you can do alongside the worksheet below for more support. You can also do the worksheet on its own of you would like more practise. Green toolkits, have a go at the reasoning and problem-solving questions.

Afternoon activities-this week's activities are in the document below. One of the activities has been split over three days and Wednesday's activity will be set on the class dojo page for you.

Friday 5th February

We've made it to another Friday Kites!! Well done to all of you for keeping going and joining in with the zoom sessions. I know that some of you have had internet problems but that hasn't stopped you trying to join in-thank you. 

Today's zoom session will be at 9.30am for anyone who wants to join. I can answer any questions you have about your learning, listen to some of your work and we should have time to play a couple of games too.

Today is spelling test day so ask your grown ups to test you and make sure you get the homophones the right way round group a! We are still top of the league on Spelling Shed and I see that Aithin and Cooper have been battling for the top spot this week with Evie and Harry also in the top 10! yes

Here's your warm up for the day:

I can't imagine that any of you would throw your duvets on the floor, so you'll have to imagine what it might look like! wink

 

Literacy

Today you are going to write your story about Paddypaws that we started planning yesterday on zoom. Remember to think about tenses, pronouns and trying to include subordinate clauses. Also, think about how to make the opening to your story as interesting as you can. 

 

Bea has let me know about a Virtual Zoo Day at Chester Zoo which is happening today. The webpage link is below and includes previous days that they have done. Thank you for the info Bea. I've just watched Virtual Zoo day 7 which has one of my favourites-a Red Panda.

 

Maths

You won't be doing any work in your Powermaths books today. I have included some sheets below which will give you some extra practise with multiplying by a 2 digit number. If you feel that you've got the hang of it, then have a go at the missing number tasks to challenge yourselves. I've included the answers for you to check how you get on.

Thursday 4th February

Good morning Kites, how are you all?

Today is your last chance to practise your spellings before your test tomorrow. For group a, you need to make sure you know the meanings of the words as well as the spellings. Well done to those of you that have been able to go on Spelling Shed. We are still top of the league and I can see that there's a bit of a battle going on for the top spot this week laugh.

 

Here is your warm up for today:

 

Literacy

Today and tomorrow, you are going to plan and write a story called Paddypaws and the Cat-Burglar.

(Cat-burglar is how we describe a thief or burglar who climbs walls and rooftops to enter buildings)

In your story, Paddypaws, your cat, is going to help get a cat-burglar caught and arrested by the police. I wonder how this happens? Maybe Paddypaws can talk to you or has some secret way of communicating. Or maybe the Cat-Burglar trips over Paddypaws’ tail!  See what ideas you can think of and choose the best one.

During today’s zoom session, we will come up with some ideas together that you might want to use for your story.

 

Maths

You worked really well in maths on zoom yesterday and you all seem to have got the hang of dividing using short division. Today you will do be doing the same thing, looking at what happens when you have to exchange. The Powermaths lesson starts on page 27. There isn't a White Rose video for today, although you could watch the one for yesterday if you haven't already. I have included some extra tasks below if you would like some more practise or a challenge.

Maths activities-try to complete the 4 a day and the arithmetic practise every day. The Barvember questions are great to help with your problem solving and reasoning skills. I usually go through questions 3 and 4 on zoom between 2-2.30 if anyone would like to come and check their answers.

Wednesday 3rd February

Good morning Kites and welcome to Wednesday. I hope that you are all ok. Thank you to everyone who has connected to the class dojo page and to those of you that have sent me some photos of your work. I know from zoom that you are all working as hard as you can and it's great to see what you've been up to. I'm not expecting to see work from you every day but maybe some literacy and maths and a piece of topic work/art at least once a week would be possible. If you set up a portfolio, I think you should be able to see each others work as well.

Remember to practise your spellings and keep reading every day and if you can, try one of the activities that were posted on Monday for something different to do.

Here is your warm up for the day:

Literacy

During your zoom session, we will be looking at prepositions. Your task after the zoom session is to do a piece of writing about the picture we looked at yesterday ‘In the Light of the Moon’ by Catherine Hyde. Yellow toolkits, you are going to write 5 sentences. Each sentence needs to include a prepositional phrase, for example ‘on the roof’. Pink and green toolkits, you are going to write a paragraph using the picture as a starter. The cat can move from the roof, but remember to include some interesting prepositional phrases and keep your paragraph in the same tense. I know that you can challenge yourselves to include some subordinate clauses too.

Maths

Today we are going to be looking at how to divide a 4 digit number by a 1 digit number. If you have been doing the arithmetic practise sheets, you'll be an expert!

The textbook pages are below as well as a link to the White Rose video webpage, a sheet to go with the video and some reasoning and problem solving questions.

Tuesday 2nd February

Good morning Kites, I hope that you are all ok. Here is today's warm up activity. What could you create using just 30 dots? Maybe you could create something and give it to someone else to do at home. Or, you could send me a copy via the class dojo page if your grown ups have sent back permission and I could have a go.

As well as the activities below, remember to practise your spellings everyday and to keep reading. Let's see how many bookmarks we can get Mrs Dando to write when you're all back at school!

 

Literacy

We are going to be watching a video of Rachel Rooney reading her poem ‘The Language of Cat’ today and then answering some questions about the poem during your zoom session. Your task for today to do after your zoom session is below.

Maths

Today we will be multiplying 4 digits by 2 digits. We will go through the input for the Powermaths lesson during the zoom session. There is a White Rose video to go with this topic and a sheet which can be done alongside the video for extra support or on it's own as some extra practise.

I have also included some resoning and problem solving questions.

Monday 1st February

Good morning Kites and welcome to February! I hope that you have had a great weekend. I went for a walk on Sunday which started off just being a bit cold and grey and ended up as a walk in what I would call a blizzard! I t turned out to be a very long walk but luckily I had plenty of coffee and chocolate biscuits to keep me going wink.

Zoom sessions are the same as normal this week. I feel as though I haven't seen some of you for a while now after Thursday's internet debacle! Fingers crossed all goes smoothly this week!

Thank you to your grown ups who have sent back permission to use the class dojo page -once this has all been set up, you will be able to send me examples of the work that you have been doing which will be lovely.

I've found something new for you to do everyday as a warm up if you fancy it. It's called Rob Gander's Great Big Page -a-day Exercise Book. The idea is to do one of these activities a day and then display it in your window as part of The Great Big Art Exhibition 2021.

Easy-Draw the first thing that comes to mind.

Medium-Draw the third thing that comes to mind.

Hard- Defy expectation, draw the illogical, obscure or unimaginable.

It would be great to see what you come up with through the class dojo page. I think some of your grown ups might like to try it too! wink

Spellings

I will go through the spellings during your zoom session this morning. There are attempt sheets and activities below and you can also write 5 interesting sentences using your spelling words in your exercise books. Some of you have some more homophones, so make sure you use the correct one for your sentence.

Grammar

Maths

We are moving on to multiplying 3 digits by 2 digits today. No more challenging than last week when you were multiplying 2 digits by 2 digits, there’s just another number to multiply!

I have included the link to the White Rose video-Multiplying a 3 digit number by a 2 digit number and there is a worksheet below which can be completed as you watch the video, or on it’s own. The video and worksheet can be used as extra support or the worksheet could be done as an extension task.

I have also included some reasoning and problem solving questions.

 

Maths activities-here are the usuals for you. Try to do the 4 a day and at least one more maths task each day. For Barvember this week I have given you an extra challenge for questions 3 and 4 -no bar model. You'll have to draw your own.

Last (possibly afternoon) session each day this week - these continue from last week so you may need to do that work first (scroll down the class page to find it).

History

This week Mr Barber is going to teach you about how the Romans conquered Britain. You will need paper and a pencil.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/how-did-the-romans-conquer-britain-6gwk6d

Art

  • Pablo Picasso: make sure you look at the teaching slides before you begin the task.  Try to post your finished work into your portfolio on Class Dojo.
  • Mindful colouring
  • Make a wind sock
  • Origami dog
  • Desk Tidy
  • Draw with Rob

Scratch 

This week you have two options:

  1. Make it Spin – you will find this in the tutorials section in Scratch.
  2. Line up – use the pdf below- In this project you will make a Scratch game in which you need to find a sprite that is hidden among a huge crowd of other characters (a bit like Where’s Wally)

Cooking- This week's recipe is for tomato soup. Perfect for this chilly weather.

Friday 29th January

Good morning Kites and well done for another great week of learning. Apologies again for yesterday's technical hitch and well done for carrying on with the work that was set. This morning's zoom session is between 9.30 and 10.30 and I will be reading 'Unfortunately the Milk' from 9.30-9.45. I can then answer any questions from the week and have a look at any work that you have done if you would like to share it.

Don't forget your spelling test today. Well done to Cooper, Harry and Evie who are in the top ten of the school this week.

 

Maths

There is no Powermaths work today. Instead I have put two different tasks for you to choose from, depending on which of this week’s lessons you feel you need some more practise on, although there is nothing stopping you doing both tasks if you would like to. The tasks are colour coded for you.

Literacy- today's task is a reading comprehension. Yellow toolkits answer the first set of questions. Pink and green toolkits answer all the questions and remeber to write your answers in full sentences please.

Sorry Kites, we have no Internet connection at school at the moment so I won't be able to do the 11am zoom session. Also apologies to my first group- I promise I didn't cut you off!

I will try and be on zoom from 1.30 this afternoon  for anyone from the second group who can join me. If not, carry on with the work below and the literacy is to either rewrite the poem below with your own ideas for how to use the octopus to help you, or you can write a commentary for the octopus clip we have been watching this week.

If this afternoon isn't possible I will be on zoom tomorrow morning at 9.30 to read the story and answer any questions. 🐙😁🙄

Thursday 28th January

Good morning Kites and a happy Thursday to you all! Today's zoom sessions will be the last teaching sessions of the week and tomorrow I will be on zoom from 9.30-10.30am. I've decided that I'll read some more of 'Fortunately the Milk' for the first 15 minutes of the session because you've been working so hard this week, we haven't had any time for the story in your zoom sessions. I can then answer any questions that you might have about the week's learning and hear or look at any work that you would like to share with me.

 

Spellings

Today is your last chance to practise your spellings before your test tomorrow. Well done to everyone who has been on Spelling Shed this week- we are back at the top of the school league table again today yes.

 

Literacy

Today you have a choice of tasks that I will explain during your zoom session. The poem below links to one of the tasks.

Maths

Another lesson on multiplying 2 digits today. The pages from the text book are below as well as a link to a White Rose video and the sheet to go with it.I have also included some extra reasoning and problem solving questions for any of you who would like to try them if you would like an extra challenge.

Wednesday 27th January

Welcome to Wednesday Kites and well done for all your hard work so far this week. I am always on zoom between 2-2:30 on Monday-Thursday if you have any questions about your work or if you want to share any work  with me that you have done.

Don't forget to have a look at the other topic tasks and activities that were listed on Monday.

 

Literacy

We are going to continue to work on tenses today. We will go through some questions together and then I will ask you to complete a task after the zoom session. It would be great to hear some of your work in tomorrow’s zoom session.

Yellow toolkits I would like 5 sentences all written in the past tense .Pink and green toolkits, I would like a paragraph about the octopus in either the past tense or the present tense. Make sure that all your verbs are in the correct tense. Your extra challenge is to include subordinate clauses in some of your sentences.

I have included the clip below for you to watch again. My favourite part is when the fish spits the stone out in shock when it sees the octopus!

 

Maths

More multiplying 2 digits today. The pages from the text book that we will go through in the zoom session are below.

Tuesday 26th January

Good morning Kites, I hope you are all ok today. 

Your zoom sessions today will cover your literacy work and the next lesson in your Powermaths book. We will also go through the answers to yesterday's 4 a day and hopefully there will be time to hear about the next adventure in Fortunately the Milk.

Don't forget to keep practising your spellings.

 

Literacy

We are going to be working on using tenses correctly this week with the help of an octopus! Today we will be watching a fascinating clip about an unusual octopus and thinking of interesting ways to describe it. We will then look at some sentences that are not using the correct tense and correct them together. You can then complete the worksheet below after the zoom session. Yellow toolkits complete challenge 1, pink toolkits complete challenge 1 and 1. Pink toolkits complete all the challenges.

Maths

Today we will be multiplying 2 digit numbers and revisiting area. The pages from the text book are below as well as a link to a White Rose video and the sheet to go with it.https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/week-1-number-multiplication-division/  I have also included some extra reasoning and problem solving questions for any of you who would like to try them if you would like an extra challenge.

Monday 25th January

Good morning Kites and welcome to Monday. I hope that you have all had a great weekend and had the chance to play in the snow while it lasted!

In this morning's zoom sessions, we will go through your spellings, your first lesson in your Powermaths practise book B and we'll go over the answers for Friday's 4 a day. As always I will then be on zoom at 2pm for any questions about today's tasks or if you want to check anything that you have done. 

Spellings

Your attempt sheets and activities are below. Keep practising on Spelling Shed if you can. Kites are second on the league table at the moment, with four of you in the top ten. Group a - your spellings are homophones and near homophones this week, so you will have to make sure that you are clear on the meaning of all the words before your test on Friday.

 

Maths

We are starting a new topic today and will be looking at multiplication and division with 2,3- and 4-digit numbers. I will go through the input during your zoom session and I have also put the pages from the textbook that we will go through below for you to check back on if you need to. There is a White rose video that links with this lesson called Multiply 4 digits by 1 digit if you would like some more support and there is a worksheet to go with this if you would like to do it. I have also included some extra reasoning and problem solving questions for any of you who would like to try them if you would like an extra challenge.

Last (possibly afternoon) session each day this week - these continue from last week so you may need to do that work first (scroll down the class page to find it).

History

This week Mr Barber is going to be teaching you about what Britain was like before the Romans. You will need a pencil and some paper.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-was-britain-like-before-the-romans-crvkgt

Art

  • Following on from the Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein work from the last two weeks, the weblink below takes you to the Tate Kids page and some more activities for you to try based on pop art.

https://www.tate.org.uk/kids/explore/what-is/pop-art

 

  • Watch this video of Lichtenstein’s sculpture that you saw in the presentation on his work last week.

I have watched it quite a few times as I can’t believe how clever it is! Your challenge for this week is to see if you can recreate this sculpture or make a 3d sculpture which you then decorate in Pop Art style with clear lines and bold colours.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eifgrsBP1VI

 

Use the link below for two more ‘Draw with Rob’ pictures to complete.

 

Computing

This week's Scratch activity are...

  

Ping you have done before but I know it was enjoyed by many – also, with your advanced skills now you should be able to make a much better game!

Scratch weblink: https://scratch.mit.edu/

Once you have logged in go to Create, then tutorials and find the one above.  If you need a reminder about registering or logging in, then look at the information given the first week Scratch was put on the class page. 

Cooking

For anyone who likes cooking and whose grown ups are happy for them to do it, here is a recipe for some tasty looking cookies. You can let me know how tasty they were during our zoom sessions.

 

Friday 22nd January

Well done Kites for another great week of online learning. It has been great to be able to see you and talk to you on a daily basis and to check how you are all getting on. Thank you to your adults at home as well for supporting you with your learning.

There aren't any zoom teaching sessions today, although I will be on zoom between 9:30 and 10:30am to answer any questions and look at or hear any work that you have done this week. You can join this session at anytime before 10:30am.

Don't forget to get someone to test you on your spellings today. Well done to Cooper, Evie, harry and Bea who are all in the school top 10 this week.

laugh Have a great weekend laugh

Maths

Today’s maths is a challenge for you to check your understanding of area and perimeter. The work involves a series of tasks which become more challenging throughout the task. See how much of the task you can complete. The answers are below.

Arithmetic practise

Literacy- today's work is a grammar activity. Yellow toolkits-1 star, pink toolkits- 2 stars, green toolkits- 3 stars.

Thursday 21st November

Good morning Kites, I hope that you are all ok and not too fed up of this miserable weather!

Maths

We will go through the End of Unit Check sheet below during our zoom session. You can then have a go at the activities in your Powermaths book on page 161.

Arithmetic practise

Literacy- today we will be reading through the text below and then looking at some of the questions.

Wednesday 20th January

Good morning Kites and welcome to what looks like a wet and windy day! Never mind, I've got plenty to keep you busy and hopefully it will be more pleasant later on. Don't forget to do the afternoon activities as well. We're really enjoying the art activities in school. At the moment we are working on our Andy Warhol style pictures.

 

Literacy- today we will be working through the presentation below during your zoom session and then your task for the day will be set during the session.

Maths

We will go through the input for the Powermaths lesson during the zoom session. There is also a video on the White Rose website which links with the additional sheet below. The video for today is Area of Irregular Shapes. The sheet could be done as an extra task on its own or it could be done alongside the video to help with your understanding. The work in your Powermaths book starts on page 158.

 

Arithmetic practise

Tuesday 19th January

Good morning Kites and welcome to Tuesday's learning. I will go through the input for the Powermaths work and the literacy work during your zoom sessions this morning.

At the moment, the zoom sessions are the best way to help you with your learning and have daily contact while you are not at school. It is therefore important that you get the most out of these sessions, by attending regularly and by making sure that you are listening and joining in as much as possible and also allowing others to do the same. We need to fit a lot into quite a short space of time, so it is important to stay focused on the learning.  I understand that it is a lot to get used to and you have adapted really well. 

Literacy-today we will hear some of your sentences from yesterday's work and have a look at the task for today which also involves subordinate clauses. I have included a help sheet with subordinating conjunctions which can be used to start your subordinare clauses.

Spellings

Keep practising your spellings. I can see that some of you have already been pratising on Spelling Shed. 5-10 minutes pratise a day is enough to help you learn and this could also include writing sentences in your exercise books.

We will go through the input for the Powermaths lesson during the zoom session. There is also a video on the White Rose website https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/week-12-measurement-perimeter-area/ which links with the additional sheet below. The video for today is Area of Compound Shapes. The sheet could be done as an extra task on its own or it could be done alongside the video to help with your understanding. The work in your Powermaths book starts on page 155.

All of the maths activities below are great practise. 4 a day reminds you of topics that we have already covered this year and in year 4, arithmetic practise will improve your mental maths and Barvember will help to improve your reasoning skills. I've added an extra hard challenge for anyone who fancies it. I am going to try and work it out for myself. I'll post the answers tomorrow.

Arithmetic practise

Monday 18th January

Good morning Kites. I hope that you have all had a good weekend and that you are ready for another week of online learning. This week will be the same as last week-I will go through the maths and literacy work for the day during your zoom session in the morning. I will also go through the answers to the 4 a day from the previous day and read the next instalment of 'Fortunately the Milk. In the afternoon's between 2pm and 2:30pm I will be available on zoom for anypne who needs help with any learning from that day. This morning, I will try and go through your spellings for the week as well. Your spellings are on Spelling Shed for you to practise and I have included some activities below which you can also use for your daily practise.

Literacy-after your zoom session, complete the sentences using subordinating conjunctions and a subordinate clause and write them in your exercise books. We will share some of your sentences tomorrow.

Maths- We will go through the input for the Powermaths lesson during your zoom session. You can then complete the work in your Powermaths book from page 152. You should all be able to complete the first

Arithmetic practise

Last (possibly afternoon) session each day this week - these continue from last week so you may need to do that work first (scroll down the class page to find it).

Choose one activity to complete each day this week.  Over the week, I am expecting you to have completed at least 4 activities from those listed.

Music - Rocking Romans

History - Romans

Computing - Scratch

Science - Light

Art - Draw with Rob

RE - Buddhism

Art - Lichtenstein (Pop Art)

Mindful Colouring

Origami Frog Hopper

PE - PE with Joe - live at 9am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Computing - Scratch

This week's Scratch activity is...

Weblink below for Scratch:

https://scratch.mit.edu/

Once you have logged in go to Create, then tutorials and find the one above.  If you need a reminder about registering or logging in , then look at last week's Scratch post. 

Science - Light Lesson 2

Click on the link below to find out about reflection.

Link:https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-is-reflection-and-how-can-we-use-it-6mt3gd

Art - Draw with Rob - Steam Train or/and Octopus

Complete either or both of the drawings below, just click on the link.

Draw a Steam Train:

Link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cd6ztILveYk&feature=emb_logo

Draw an Octopus:

Link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkLlDBjFipk&feature=emb_logo

Have a go at posting your drawings on your class dojo page.

RE - Buddhism

Lesson 1. Who was Siddhartha Gautama?

Click on the link to start learning about Siddhartha Gautama. He is the first individual to have achieved enlightenment through the practice of meditation. He became known as Buddha, which means ‘the enlightened one’. You will just need a piece of paper and a pen/pencil.

Link: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/who-was-siddhartha-gautama-cgw68t?activity=video&step=1 

PE

Keep up with Joe in his PE sessions on Monday , Wednesday and Friday. If you're feeling energetic, you could do last week's sessions as well!

 

Friday 15th January

Good morning Kites and well done for your first full week of learning on zoom. I have been really impressed by the way that you have coped with working from home and learning via zoom. I have really enjoyed being able to speak to you and see you on a daily basis.

Today's zoom session is from 9:30-10:30am and will be a chance for you to ask me any questions and share some of the work that you have been doing. I'd love to hear some more of your ideas for your stories that you started planning yesterday. We won't be doing any Powermaths today but I will put the usual maths activities up, plus some more work on area to keep you going.

Don't forget to get someone to give you a spelling test today. I can see that some of you have been practising on Spelling Shed, so there should be some good scores.

Literacy

Today you are going to write your story based on your plan from yesterday. Remember that your story needs to start in the library and end up with the boy at home with his library book. What happens in between is entirely up to you!

Have a great weekend!! laugh

 

Arithmetic practise

Thursday 14th January

Good morning Kites, I hope that you are all ok this morning. Thank you for helping me by having recognisable names for our zoom meetings.

This morning we will be doing some work on area before you do the work in your Powermaths books and we will be sharing ideas for a piece of writing you will do tomorrow. We will also go through the answers for yesterday's 4 a day.

Maths

There is also a video on the White Rose website which links with the additional sheet below. The video for today is Area of Rectangles. The sheet could be done as an extra task on its own or it could be done alongside the video to help with your understanding.

Arithmetic practise

Literacy

Below are some templates for your storyboards. We will think of some ideas during your zoom sessions this morning and then you can either use one of the templates or do your own plan in your exercise book. Yellow- 2 boxes, Pink- 3 boxes, Green- 4 boxes.

Huge apologies for not posting the templates-here they are!

Wednesday 13th January

Good morning Kites and welcome to Wednesday. I am looking forward to seeing you all on zoom throughout the day. Can I please ask that you keep your names on your devices the same every day and to make sure that they are names which I can recognise as belonging to someone from our class. I will not be able to let people in to the zoom meeting whose names I do not recognise as I would not be ensuring that you are safe online.

Remember to keep practising your spellings on Spelling Shed-apparently we are top of the school at the moment! All that practise will lead to great spelling test results on Friday laugh.

Maths

Another lesson on calculating perimeter today. We will go through some examples in our zoom sessions and then you can work in your Powermaths books. You should all be able to do at least the first 2 questions. There isn't a video or additional sheet to go with today's lesson.

Arithmetic practise

Literacy-Pronouns. We will go through a PowerPoint together on during the zoom session and then you can answer the questions on the sheets. Write your answers in your neatest handwriting in your red books.

Tuesday 12th January

Good morning Kites, I hope you are all ok this morning. Well done for another great day on zoom. I think I am starting to get the hang of it now! It was nice to be able to speak to some of you in the afternoon as well. Remember that I am on zoom between 2 and 2.30- Monday to Thursday, to answer any questions that you might have about that day's learning.

Keep practising your spellings and choose an activity from the afternoon selection posted yesterday when you have finished your maths and literacy tasks.

Maths

We will be carrying on the work in your Powermaths books, looking at some questrions on zoom first. You should all be able to do the first 2 questions. I have also included the White Rose sheet and a link to the video for today's lesson.

Barvember- I have included today's questions and yesterday's and Friday's answers.

Arithmetic practise

Literacy

Adrift reading comprehension. We will read the text during the zoom session and answer some questions about what we have read. You can then answer the questions after our zoom session. Yellow toolkits-answer the first section of questions. Pink and green toolkits answer all the questions.

Monday 11th January

Good morning Kites. I hope that you have all had a good weekend and that you are ready for another week of zoom learning! I have been practising on zoom with my Dad over the weekend, so hopefully I have got the hang of it a little better!

Like last week, I will go through maths with you every day in our zoom sessions and today we will go through spellings as well. I will then read some more of our class book, Fortunately the Milk by Neil Gaiman. 

I will include all the sheets that you will need for today, however if you are not able to print them you should be able to write any answers straight into your exercise books.

 

Spellings

Your new spellings will be on Spelling Shed from today and I will go through the spellings during our zoom session. You can then do your spelling practise and write some interesting sentences using your spelling words. Try to aim for writing 5 different sentences. You could also ask a grown up to test you on last week's spellings if you haven't already done that.

Maths

Today we will start using your Powermaths books. I will go through the input with you on zoom and then you can do the work in your books. Everyone should be able to do the first 2 questions. Pink and green, do as many as you can and try the reflect question.

There is also a video on the White Rose website which links with the additional sheet below. The video for today is Measure Perimeter. The sheet could be done as an extra task on its own or it could be done alongside the video to help with your understanding. The answers for today's work are below for you to check your work.

Arithmetic practise

4 a day. We will go through the answers for Friday's 4 a day during our zoom session today.

Last (possibly afternoon) session each day

Choose one activity to complete each day this week.  Over the week, I am expecting you to have completed at least 4 activities from those listed.

Music - Rocking Romans

Science - Light

Art - Andy Warhol

History - Romans

Computing - Scratch

Art - Draw with Rob

PE - PE with Joe - live at 9am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Music - Rocking Romans

Click on the link below to learn the first of our Roman songs plus some information about Roman life. Click on the Music PDF below to have your own copy of the lyrics.

Listen and join in.

Science - Light

What is light and where does it come from?

You will need a piece of paper and a pencil for this lesson. If you would like to take part in the practical investigation you will need: a light source (e.g. lamp, torch or phone light), a piece of paper, a piece of cardboard and a piece of something transparent (e.g. clear plastic). If you do not have these items you can still complete the lesson by just watching the teacher’s demonstration.

Weblink:https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-is-light-and-where-does-it-come-from-6rv3je?step=1&activity=video

History

Watch the lesson clip at https://teachers.thenational.academy/lessons/how-did-the-roman-empire-become-so-powerful-74u62t. Mr Barber will teach you about how the Romans became so powerful during this 30 minute video. You will need your exercise book and a pencil because Mr Barber will ask you questions during the clip and you will need to pause the video and write the answers. You can then complete the task below to check how much you have learnt.

There are also a number of clips and tasks about Roman Britain on the BBC Bitesize website at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zccgsk7 . These clips are much shorter.

Computing - Scratch

Every week, there will be a scratch activity for you to complete.

Weblink below:

https://scratch.mit.edu/

Hopefully, you can still remember your details from the last lockdown.  If not, then reset your password or register again. You will need to check with an adult and give their email address when you register.  They will then receive an email to confirm your user account.

Go to the webpage using the link above, then along the top, you will see:

  • Sign in (if you can remember your details or need to reset(then click needs help))
  • Join Scratch if you need to register

Once you have logged in, go to Create …

and then tutorials ….

and try (you may need to scroll down the page):

  • Getting Started and then Animate a Name if you are new to Scratch or want a reminder
  • Code a Cartoon

Art - Draw with Rob

Complete drawing 69: Rock Monster using the link below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZYFnxpAvkQ&feature=youtu.be

PE - PE with Joe

Use this link to access an old, PE with Joe.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sX05HHni9Wk

Or use this link to access the Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9am sessions.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

Friday 8th January

Good morning Kites. It was so lovely to be able to see and speak to you yesterday. I'm looking forward to seeing you again this morning. If you are in the first group we will start at 9:15 and I have sent an email out to parents and carers about this. Tomorrow I will do maths and literacy sessions again and there will be an assembly in the afternoon. Next Friday I will just do one zoom session on Friday morning for any questions from the week.

Here's your work for today. Please don't worry if you aren't able to print out every sheet, you can write your answers in your red book and write a date and title so that you remember what work you were doing.

 

 

Maths. We will do the same as yesterday and go through the first few questions on the sheet. Yellow group, aim to complete the first sheet. The rest of you should be able to complete all the questions.

Literacy. We will have a look at the slides during our zoom session and share some ideas before you do some writing.

Arithmetic practise

Yesterday's Barvember answers

Today's Barvember questions

Home Learning Part 3- The Arrival of Zoom

 

Good morning Kites and welcome to our third go at home learning!

This time is going to be different as we will be able to be in contact every day via zoom. Your parents and carers should have received an email with the timings for your group. We will do a lesson every morning on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday which will give us a chance to look at the maths and literacy work for that day. You will then have the rest of the day to finish the work and if you have any questions or problems with the work, you can join a zoom session that afternoon between 2-2:30. On Fridays, there will be a chance to join a zoom session between 9.30-10.30 to chat about anything to do with the learning for that week.

There will be work posted every day, including 4 a day and arithmetic practise. If you are in group 2 or 3, we will go through the answers for the 4 a day during the zoom session that day. If you are in group 1, we will go through the answers the following morning. The arithmetic questions are separated into yellow, pink and green but you can do as many of the sheets as you like- it’s all good practise. You can check your answers for these on a calculator.

We will use your Powermaths books for maths work starting next week, to give everyone a chance to pick up their packs from school. The maths for today and tomorrow will be from White Rose. It would be better not to complete the sheets until your zoom session.

Your packs should contain your pencil case, your Powermaths book, a red exercise book and a reading book with the VIPERS sheets.

The exercise book is for you to do all your work in. The reading book is for you to read at home just in case you don’t have books to read at the moment. I will ask you sometimes to answer some of the VIPERS questions about whatever you are reading and to write your answers in your book. Remember to get someone to sign your home contact book while you are at home and Mrs Dando can count up all your signatures when you come back to school!

Your spellings are on Spelling Shed and will be every week while you are at home. You might want to wait and do your test on Monday next week as you have started later this week.

That seems like a lot of information to take in -sorry! I also apologise if I have left anything out. I will be posting every morning, so I might have to update information if I have forgotten something or anything changes.

I am looking forward to seeing you all on zoom this morning. Don’t forget that you can join me on zoom in the afternoon between 2-2:30 if you have any questions about your work from the morning. Your parents can contact the school office if they have any questions or if there is anything that I can help with.

Thursday 7th January

Below is the maths sheet that we will be going through in your zoom session this morning. You can mark your work and make any corrections when you have finished the work.

Literacy. We will go through the work for literacy during your zoom session but you will need this sheet to do afterwards.

Arithmetic practise

An extra maths challenge for anyone who fancies it. I will post the answers tomorrow.

Thursday 7th January - Art 

Start by looking at the presentation pdf and then choose either activity task to complete - I suggest you do the easy task where the tiger is drawn for you!

Tuesday 8th December

Good morning for the last time online! I am looking forward to being able to say good morning to you in person tomorrow. 

Here's your work for today.

Carry on with the literacy and practising your spellings.

Science. In class today we will be learning about micro-organisms and how they are classified. Read through the slides bleow and then have a go at the worksheet.

See you tomorrow laugh

Monday 7th December

Good morning and welcome to the last couple of days at home. We will be very pleased to see you back in the classroom. laugh

Sorry you couldn't open the end of unit check on Friday. I hope you got my email with it attached. I'm going to start you off on the next maths topic today which means you'll be ahead of the rest of the class when you come back. If you haven't had a chance to do the end of unit check, do that today and then have a go at today's lesson if you get time. 

This is the sheet to go with the video on multiples.

This week's spellings are words with the suffix 'ment'. You can practise on Spelling Shed and there is an attempt sheet and an activity below.

this is the 4 a day for the whole week. You only need to do the first 2.

Friday 4th December

Hello and welcome to Friday. Today would be PE, so you could do Miss Sims' challenge from last week, or some other form of exercise.

Carry on with the wizards work for literacy and get someone to give you a spelling test.

 

I have an end of unit check for you today in maths to see what you have understood about tables and line graphs. You can use the work that you have done this week to help you.

We will be doing some art this afternoon, drawing the face of the Iron Man using the picture below. We will be using charcoal and trying to think about using different shading. You could create a great picture using a black pencil. For contrast, colour in the eyes. Maybe they could be flashing red or green as they do in the story.
Have a great weekend  laugh

Thursday 3rd December

Good morning stay at home Kites and welcome to Thursday. Kites in class are going to be starting assessments today (which I'm afraid you will have to do when you get back!), so I am going to give you something different to do for literacy. There are quite a lot of tasks to do, so don't worry if you don't get it all done before you come back to school. I've put the whole document on but work through it at your own pace.

Other tasks for today:

  1. Practise your spellings by writing a line of each word in your neatest handwriting and then write 3 sentences using one spelling word in each sentence.
  2. Sing 'We Three Kings' again. We will be singing it outside today unless it is raining!

Wednesday 2nd December

Good morning at home Kites, it was lovely to see you and speak to you yesterday, even if it was just on screen. I'm glad that you are getting on so well with the work. Well done laugh.

 

In literacy today, you are going to write your set of instructions on How to trap an Iron Man. Remember to think about how to interest the reader and how to be as detailed as possible when writing the method. Think of interesting ways to start each step, rather than using first, next, then.

Other tasks for today include:

  1. Practise your spellings.
  2. Get someone to give you a times tables test.
  3. Sing 'We three kings'.
  4. Do another 4 a day.
  5. If you have time, you could draw a diagram to go with your instructions.

 

Tuesday 1st December

Good morning Kites at home and welcome to December! 

Here is your work for today.

In literacy today, we are going to look at an example of a set of instructions on 'How to trap an Iron Man'. You will be writing your own version tomorrow. Can you spot all the features from yesterday in this example?

Here is Chapter 2 from The iron Man where they dig the hole to help you with some ideas. Your next task is to plan your own set of instructions which includes as many features of instruction writing as possible. There is a word mat too that you can use to help with interesting vocabulary.

4 a day. I forgot to post this yesterday! There are 5 days worth of 4 a day on this PowerPoint.

Some more science today which we are also doing in class, with some more work on classifying organisms. read through the slides and the have a go at the sheet about birds.

Monday 30th November

Good morning to those of you are working from home this week. I hope you had a good weekend. We are really sorry not to have you back in class today but we are looking forward to seeing you soon.

This week's work is going to be very similar to what we will be doing in class so that you can pick up easily when you come back to school.

I will catch up with you, hopefully on Tuesday to see how you are getting on and to answer any questions you have.

Literacy

Before you start, see how many features of instruction writing you can remember. Your task today is to read through the 'How to fix a puncture on a monster truck' instructions and see if you can find all the features of a good set of instructions.

Science

In science this week we will be carrying on with classification and grouping organisms. Todays session is a recap of what we were doing at the beginning of term. I have included some slides for you to look through before you have a go at the worksheet.

This week's spellings are on Spelling Shed and I have included the attempt sheet and an activity for you to do using modal verbs.

Friday 27th November

Good morning Kites and welcome to what for most of you is the last day of home learning. I have been so impressed at how well you have all done with your learning and it has been great to speak to you and your grown ups and to see all the great work you have done.

I am really looking forward to seeing you back in the classroom on Monday laugh.

Your literacy task is to finish off your story or poem. If you want an art task to do, you could draw an illustration for your writing.

Don't forget to get someone to test you on your spellings today. There should be some great scores having seen how many of you have been practising.

Here is your SPaG activity for today

Today's maths challenge is slightly different. There are lots of different tasks which will test your understanding of decimals. The tasks get more tricky towards the end, so see how far you can get.

Today would be PE day, so Miss Sims has very kindly put together a couple of challenges for you to do at home if you can.

Some fantastic work from Harley, Seb, Rueben, Willow and Sienna

Well done to Ty for his performance of A Dream of Elephants. I love the fact that he's got some elephants with him as well!

Still image for this video
Have a great weekend smiley

Thursday 26th November

Good morning Kites, it's frosty this morning so you could have a look outside to see if you can see any frost patterns on cars, or frosty cobwebs in hedges.

It has been lovely to catch up with some of you over the last couple of days and find out how you've been getting on. I will be making some more calls today.

Your literacy task today is to write a poem or story about a dream where you can talk to elephants. Maybe the elephant will have some ideas about what humans could do to help save elephants and other endangered animals. Perhaps you have an adventure with the elephant. I shall look forward to reading all the fantastic ideas that you come up with.

Keep up all the good work that you have been doing on Spelling Shed, I can see that lots of you have been practising and will do well in your spelling test tomorrow.

Here is your SPaG activity for today.

Here's todays maths discussion question.

Wednesday 25th November

Good morning Kites and welcome to what looks like a wet Wednesday!

I will be in contact with you again either today or tomorrow to see how you are getting on and whether you need any help with anything.

Your literacy task for today is to copy down six of your favourite lines from two of the elephant poems. My challenge for you is to do this in your very neatest joined up handwriting. It would be great to see a photo of your writing if you are able to send in a photo. The other part of today's task is to write 10 similes using elephants. You could either describe something 'like' or 'as' an elephant, or you could describe an elephant using similes. For example: The magnificent  elephant walked passed the other animals like a member of a royal family.

 

Here is the SPaG activity for today.

Here's today's maths discussion problem.

Tuesday 24th November

Good morning Kites, how are you all this morning? 

Today's maths is looking at hundredths as decimals. I have put a PowerPoint with some slides from Powermaths which should help if you need it. 

Decimals PowerPoint

Here is another discussion task for anyone who would like an extra challenge.

Your literacy task today is to listen to another poem about elephants and then to note down your thoughts about it. We have done this before about the book 'Voices in the Park' when we thought about likes, dislikes, patterns and any questions that we had about the text. Do you have any questions that you would like to ask the poet?

Max did some great work on his elephant facts as well as a fantastic drawing and model of an elephant. Well done Max!

Here is your SPaG activity for the day.

Don't forget to keep reading and practising your spellings. I can see that lots of you have already started practising on Spelling Shed, well done.

Monday 23rd November

Good morning Kites. I hope that you have had a good weekend and that you are ready for another few days of home learning.

The literacy work on elephants continues this week with a look at some more poetry. I am also going to put some spelling, punctuation and grammar activities up.

This week's spellings are on Spelling Shed for you ready for a spelling test on Friday. I will put the spelling words up below for anyone who isn't able to access Spelling Shed.

Keep reading at home and getting an adult to sign your home contact book.

If you have any questions, please contact the school office and I can contact you by phone or email.

This is Isla's Iron Man that she made out of materilas that she had at home. Doesn't it look fantastic! I would love to see what you have been working on and share it this page. Email your photos to the school office and I can share them with the rest of the class.

Here's your first spelling, grammar and punctuation activity and some definitions to help.

Maths. This weeks extension activities are discussion problems to do with decimals. If you can, talk about your ideas with a grown up, using your problem solving and reasoning skills to explain your thinking.

Friday 20th November

Good morning Kites here we are at the last day of your first week of home learning. Well done to all of you for everything you have been doing at home. It was lovely to speak to some of you and your parents yesterday and I know that Mrs Hillier enjoyed her phone calls too.

Today's literacy task is to either write a list of facts about elephants or to create a poster which explains the dangers that elephants are facing.

Today would also be your spelling test, so get someone at home to test you. I can see that a lot of you have been practising on Spelling Shed this week, well done.

You would also have had PE today, so if you can, see if you can do some form of exercise.

 

I've got 2 maths extension tasks for you if you would like to have a go at them.

If you would like to do some art, here's a simple guide to drawing an elephant. I think I might have a go at this myself!

How to Draw An Elephant | Twinkl Illustrators

Learn how to draw an elephant - even if you think you can't! All you need some paper, something to draw with, and this fantastic step by step drawing video f...

Bea and Callum were keen to share the work that they have been doing with you. If you would like to do the same, please email the school office with your photos.

Thursday 19th November

Good morning Kites, it's a chilly start to day 4 of home learning!

Today, myself or Mrs Hillier will be contacting you by phone to see how you are getting on at home. 

Your literacy task today is to use modal verbs in a paragraph about saving elephants. For an extra challenge, you could try and include some adverbs of frequency and possibility too so that you have a variety of sentence openers in your paragraph.

 

Here's an extension task on decimals if you'd like an extra challenge today.

Wednesday 18th November

Good morning Kites. It's day 3 of your home learning and your literacy task is to find out information about elephants. As an extra task and thinking about what we learned about Carl Linnaeus, can you find out how the elephant is classified? 

 

 

Here is an extension task for decimals if you would like an extra challenge.

Tuesday 17th November

Good morning Kites, I hope that you are all ok and that you have been able to make a start on the work that has been set for the next two weeks. 

This week is Anti-Bullying Week and I have found a reading comprehension activity for you to do. We did some activities on Anti-Bullying last term and had some great discussions. You could wear odd socks one day this week to show your support for Anti-Bullying week and you could design your own pair of odd socks.

Yellow toolkits- one star

Pink toolkits-two star

Green tookits-three star

Here is an extension activity for your work on decimals if you would like an extra challenge.

Home Learning - Monday 16 November 2020 - Friday 27 November 2020

There is a maths, English and 4 a day activity for each day that you are at home, you can also have a go at any of the home learning activities. Remember to keep up with your reading at home and record it in your home contact books so that Mrs Dando has lots of ticks to catch up with when we are back at school!

Your spellings are on Spelling Shed for you to practise and you could get someone to test you on Friday.

Home Learning Term 2!

While the children are learning in school, we are obliged to provide home learning for the children to supplement their learning in school and, most importantly, to start a conversation at home about what your children are learning about. In order to do this, and practise key skills, we ask that, every week, you are reading with or alongside your child as much as possible, practising spellings to secure understanding of patterns and to help them implement them in everyday life and practising core Maths skills, whether that be times tables, number bonds or simply asking your child to ‘teach’ you what they’ve been learning about this week. Keep your eyes open for more information on TT Rockstars over the next few weeks!

 

In addition to this, we are providing you with some opportunities to explore our Term 2 topic- Anglo-Saxons and Vikings- and other areas of learning through a series of open-ended tasks. These are not compulsory and do not have to be brought into school to share- you could take a photo and send it to the school e-mail address- but as always would be welcomed and celebrated by friends and staff throughout the term. It would be nice if we could put some photographs of your home learning up on our web pages to show children across the school as well! More details can be found on the website for many tasks on the task list.

Some tasks to try at home include:

Anglo-Saxons and Vikings

- Try making some Anglo-Saxon cakes.

- Have a go at building some of your own ‘wattle and daub’ walling by weaving some sticks together and sticking mud and leaves to it to firm it up.

- Try writing a ‘day in the life’ account of an Anglo-Saxon or a Viking, perhaps as a diary or a letter to another person.

- Draw or print out a picture of yourself and a Viking child. Write about the similarities and differences between you both. Include information about their day, school, family, toys, pets, work.

- Draw or paint a picture of a Viking God.

The Iron Man

- Create your own ‘Iron Man’ using recyclable materials from home.

- The Iron Man eats metal. What different types of metal do you know about? Create a meal for the Iron Man using different metals.

- Imagine if the Iron Man came to school! What would he do? How would you look after him. Write a diary entry telling us about your crazy day.

Black History Month

- Find out about a significant figure in black history, in the UK or overseas, and share your findings with your class.

Living Things and their Habitats

- Have a look around your surroundings; what animals and plants can you see and what are their habitats

- Discuss, draw or write about the different habitats around your local area.

 

Keep a look out on the class pages for excellent home learning and extra details!

Making History - Shelter (wattle & daub)

Medieval houses were built using an intricate method of covering woven branches with a mixture of mud, hay and manure.

Anglo-Saxon oat cakes recipe

Week commencing 3rd November 

We have got straight back to work this week after what I hope was a relaxing half term for you all.

Maths-we have now finished the addition and subtraction unit and will be looking at statistics for the next couple of weeks, including a recap on the work covered in year 4 as this was when school was closed.

Literacy-we are reading The Iron Man by Ted Hughes and using this as the inspiration for our writing as well as looking at the story in more detail in our guided reading sessions. We will also be using the illustrations in the book to inspire some art work using mark making and charcoal.

Science-we are learning about classification this term.

Homework

Homework this term will be given on a Wednesday and will need to be back in school by the following Monday. This homework will either be grammar or maths based. If there any problems with doing this work at home, please let me know in the home contact book and I can find time during the school day for it to be done.

The homework is in addition to spelling practice, reading at home and times tables practice.

Please also let me know if your child is not able to access Spelling Shed or Times Tables Rockstars at home so that alternative arrangements can be made.

 

Issy was so inspired by a story on Newsround this week about a young baker, she made these fantastic bonfire cakes at the weekend!

This week, Kites have written some fantastic newpaper reports about Rosa Parks.
Kites have also been using oil pastels to create some more fantastic mountain art work.
We have covered a lot of subjects over the last couple of weeks, including being part of an online Anti Bullying Assembly where we thought of all the different ways we can put an end to bullying. After watching the assembly we all drew round our hands and wrote on them the names of 5 people that we know we can talk to if we are worried about ourselves or other people. We now have a great display in class to remind of how important it is to put an end to bullying.
Kites have also been creating some amazing art work based on our topic of mountains, incorporating zentangles and water colours. I've included the picture that we used as our inspiration. The whole class have produced some fantastic paintings.

Black History Month

We have been learning about Rosa Parks this week and will be writing a newspaper article about her story. We will also be learning about Harriet Tubman, Mary Seacole and Martin Luther King over the next two weeks.

Week commencing 28th September

This week sees the launch of the Bath Literacy Festival and the childen's Reading is Magic Festival. This event features activities for all ages and we will be joining in with some of them as a class this week. The event is free to everyone and just requires an adult to sign up via email if you'd like to have a look at what else is available.

Week commencing 21st September

This week we have been spending time practising different techniques using water colours in preparation for art work which also incorporates zentangles. These are still a work in progress, so photos will follow soon.

We have been thinking about similarities and differences and the fact that as a class, we are all equal even though we are all different. The children all produced a piece of art which represented them as an individual which when put together represents how they are all equal members of the class.

 

Welcome to Red Kites class page.

Welcome back to school Red Kites, it has been great to see you all and I have been really impressed at how well you have all settled back in to being in the classroom and also how well you have adapted to the changes that have been put in place to make sure that you are all safe.

Parents: You will all be receiving a more detailed email later this week but here's a brief summary of what a typical week will look like in year 5.

PE will be on Fridays and the children can wear PE kit to school for that day. The lesson will be outside, so as the weather changes, warmer clothes will be needed.

Spellings. Children will not be bringing spelling sheets home but will be given time during their morning activities to practise. They can also practice at home on the Spelling Shed website. If this is not possible please let me know and I can make other arrangements.

Home link books The children need to bring these into school everyday and should be used to record reading at home. Every signature from an adult in the home link book goes towards our Jack and Jill reading scheme. The books can also be used for messages such as different home time arrangements. The book will also have the children's spellings written in every week.

 

Week commencing 14th September

At the beginning of this week, the children will be doing some assessments. These are going to be end of year 4 assessments and will only be used to assess whether there are any areas of year 4 learning which will need to be incorporated into this year's curriculum. 

 

I was so impressed with the story boards that the children produced for the ending of 'Girl and Robot', I had to photocopy them all to go on display!

Maths - Measuring with a Protractor

Writing Activity - The City Below The Earth

Bookopoly Reading Activities

History: Look at the Lesson Information slides and then choose one or more of the activities below to complete. The resources for these activities are in the other Ancient Greeks pdf.

Monday 29th June

 

Welcome to a new week, Kites. I hope you've had a lovely weekend and avoided most of the rain showers. As I mentioned on Friday, we had managed to take second place in the Spelling Shed Class Leader Board but the lead is a narrow one. Well done to all of you who have made that happen and keep it up.

Below are some activities for the next couple of days but please feel free to pick and choose what you would like to complete. This has been a long time out of school and you have done amazingly well to keep up your efforts throughout with some fantastic support from your adults at home. I'm very impressed and proud of you all - well done.

Maths - Measuring Angles in Degrees

Reading - choose one of the comprehensions below to complete (The Contraption is more challenging).

Magnetised Literacy Activities

Design and Technology

 

Please find below a set of templates for you to make a 'Desk Buddy'. There are a range of characters to choose from including superheroes and characters from Star Wars. I have also included a set which are black and white so that you can colour them in yourselves.

They work best if they are printed out or backed onto a piece of thin card and may be a little tricky to begin with but, as long as you follow the instructions, you should get the hang of it.

Some of the children in school made them last week and enjoyed it and I hope you do too.

ICT: Scratch - Animate an Adventure Game

Spelling Shed Leader Board Update

 

Well done to all of you that have been playing the Spelling Shed games. We have moved into second place although the gap between us and third place (Eagles) has been closing! Keep it up.

 

A special mention to Thomas F for being in third place overall - well done, Thomas!

Friday 26th June

 

Good morning, Kites, and welcome to Friday and the weekend. We've had some lovely weather over the last couple of days but I fear there is rain approaching. So as well as sun cream, you need to pack a raincoat too!

Below are some activities for today. Please see the note about maths activities from next week.

Maths - Dividing Decimals by 10, 100 and 1000

Maths Activities for Next Week

 

A quick note about next week's maths - we will be moving onto angles and from Wednesday 1st July you will need a protractor for your work in the practice book.  

Usually we would have enough in school to share between the classes but unfortunately we do not have enough to lend everyone at the same time. They will come in handy in the future as you will need one for secondary school. 

There are two types - we would be using the 360 degree (full circle) type at school but the 180 degree (semi-circle) type would work too although it is not so easy to work out reflex angles with.

Writing Activities

 

Today, you can either continue with your retelling of 'La Luna' if you have not yet finished and are enjoying it or you could have a go at writing your own haiku. Take a look at the PDF below for an explanation of what a haiku is and some examples.

Bookopoly Reading Activities

Art. This week lots of activities using spirals. I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

Wednesday 24th June 

 

Good afternoon, Kites. Apologies - I thought I'd written this message yesterday (whoops). I hope you are all well and thank you for any emails that you have sent. We are at the midway point of our working week and it is exceptionally warm so go easy on yourselves with regards to working. Take plenty of breaks and keep cool.
 

Numeracy: Dividing Decimals by 10

Literacy Activities

 

Today and tomorrow, you have a couple of choices for your writing activity: 

1. Carry on with the retelling of 'La Luna'.

If you have finished, you could edit and improve a section of it.

 

2. Write a letter as if you were the little boy from La Luna.

You could write to a friend and tell them all about your first trip to the moon. How did it start? What happened? How did you feel? What is going to happen next?

 

If you haven't done any writing yet this week, don't worry! Go back to Monday's activities and watch 'La Luna' and try to retell the story focusing on detailed description and interesting openings to your sentences.

History - Ancient Greece - The Trojan War

Start with the lesson presentation pdf.  I would suggest you spread this over at least two days.  It can be broken into at least three parts:

  • Looking at the artefact photographs and information.
  • Reading the story of The Trojan War (and listening to the audio clip).
  • Writing the diary entry (after watching the BBC clips to remind you of the story).

Geography - Coastal Features

 

This week, we are going to look at different features of a coastline and how they are formed. 

  • First, look through the Coastal Features Presentation and watch the videos below when prompted to.
  • Then, explore the differentiated activities. You are welcome to try more than one of them if you would like.
  • If you would like to do something else, why not try making a model of a section of coastline that shows the different features? You could use clay (as they did in one of the videos) or any other materials such as papier mache and recycling.

 

How Do Beaches Form?

Caves, Arches, Stacks and Stumps animation

Monday 22nd June

 

Good morning, Kites, and welcome to a new week. I hope you've had a great weekend and have been able to get out and about as much as possible. It looks like this week could be a warm one so keep hydrated and cool! 

 

Maths - Multiplying Decimals by 10,100 and 1000

Writing Activity 

 

This week, your writing activity is to retell this short film, 'La Luna'. As you watch the film, write some notes to remind you of the main parts of the story. You could also note down brief descriptions of the characters.

I would suggest writing it over a few days rather than trying to write it all in one go. 

Things to think about: 

  • setting the scene
  • sentence openers
  • detail in the descriptions  
  • using a range of sentence structures
  • checking the length of your sentences
  • paragraphs
  • using a range of punctuation

 

I think it's a lovely little film, I hope you enjoy it too.

Pixar Short Films: La Luna

Bookopoly Reading Activities

Science: Materials - Irreversible Changes

 

This week, you will have the opportunity to investigate irreversible changes. As ever, I would like you to complete the investigations with an adult. Below, there are some activity sheets (please choose the level you are comfortable with) and a presentation PDF that details what the investigations involve. 

ICT: Scratch - Make A Clicker Game

Friday 19th June

 

Good morning, Kites. Thanks for all of your emails and updates this week and please keep them coming in. Thanks also for those of you completing the Spelling Shed practice - we are still in third place but with a bit of a push we can close the gap on Golden Eagles!

It is spelling test day so, if you can, find someone to check how well you have learned this week's spellings.

Other than that, please have a great weekend - stay safe and take care.

Corrections - Maths Wednesday 18th June

 

Yesterday's maths answer page had some mistakes - apologies for this and thanks to those that brought it to my attention. 

Question 2: The answer should have been £7.81

£4.67 + £7.52 (£4.67 + £2.85) = £12.19

£20 - £12.19 = £7.81

 

Question 3: By my calculations, this was out by 0.001 and should have been 14.981L.

Anzac Biscuits Recipe

Florence has typed out the recipe for making Anzac biscuits that she made last week. If you have some time, why not try baking them for yourselves? If you click on the photo, it will enlarge.

Many thanks, Florence!

Literacy Activity - Acrostic Poem

 

Today, you have the option of carrying on and finishing your Rhi-swano-zeb-tah information report or having a go at an acrostic poem. Please see the PDF below.

Reading. This activity is all about the poet Benjamin Zephaniah and why he became a poet.

Benjamin Zephaniah Talking Turkeys

Manta Trust Webinar

 

Toby and his mum have kindly sent me a link to a YouTube webinar all about manta rays that a relative of theirs has been a part of. As well as this, they have provided us with a link to the Manta Trust website that has a range of activities. If you have an interest in sea creatures, this would definitely be worth a look. Many thanks, Toby!

Manta Trust Webinar Series - Joanna Harris - Gone with the Wind

Art. This weeks activity uses sticks for art work I hope you can find some dry ones!

Wednesday 17th June

 

Welcome to midweek, Kites. I hope you are all well and staying safe and happy. Below are some activities - pick and choose as ever but make sure you listen to your adult as they are your educator as I can't be there in person!

If anyone would like any help, guidance or just a chat I am here and available - just let me know.

Well done all of you.

Literacy Activities - The Rhi-swano-zeb-tah

 

Below, you will find the Literacy PDF for your Rh-swano-zeb-tah activities. If you have downloaded this previously, there is no need to do so again. Follow the activities dated Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th if you are up to date. If not, you can start from the beginning or pick and choose the activities that you would like to do.

Bookopoly Reading Activities

Geography - Weathering and Erosion

 

Moving on from our Rivers project, I thought we could learn a little about how things can be changed by weathering and erosion and then move onto looking at some features of Coasts next week.

The activities do require some items and for one of them water needs to be frozen in a bottle. This may be best to set up and then return to it the following day. If you can, complete the activity sheet with your observations. The pictures that you need for biological weathering are in the gallery below. I have also put a link to the video clip mentioned in the presentation below.

Monday 15th June

 

Hi Kites,

I hope you've had a great weekend that's involved lots of fun and quite a lot of relaxing too.  Remember to just do a little learning every day and remember that the activities I have posted are suggestions. If you are finding something too tricky then leave it and please do not worry.

Even for two days, there are a lot of activities.  With the key worker children in school, we do not get through all the work posted - we manage the maths and parts of the literacy and topic work. We also tend to do some Art as most of the children in school enjoy it.

Choose what you want to do and what you feel able to do and do not worry about the other activities. You can always come back to them at a later date if you wish. 

Don't forget, you could always have a change and do some of the BBC work or Oak Academy work instead. The links are on the main Class Pages page.  

Please contact me via the school office email if you need any help, if you want to show me your home learning or tell me what you have been up to over the last week.

 

I hope you are all well - great job, Kites, and keep it up!

 

Mr Phillips

Literacy Activities

 

We are carrying on with our Rhi-swano-zeb-tah information writing for the next few days. Either reopen the PDF from last week and find the pages dated Monday 15th and Tuesday 16th or download the PDF below.

Science - Separating Mixtures Activities

 

This week, you will be using different processes to separate mixtures. To complete the activities, you will need some simple equipment and materials. This investigation needs to be completed with an adult as you will need to use heat to complete one of the processes. 

The recording sheets have 3 different levels - please choose the one that you are most confident completing.

ICT: Scratch Lesson 7 - Animate A Character

Friday 12th June

 

Good morning, Kites. Please find below Friday's activities. Well done to everyone who is accessing the Spelling Shed - keep it up. We currently sit in third place overall out of all the classes but I'm sure we can move up the leader board! Remember - today is spelling test day if you can find an adult or sibling to test you.

Thank you for any emails and photos you have sent me this week and please do keep them coming.

Maths Friday 12th June - Decimal Number Sequences

Literacy Activity - Onomatopoeia Poem

 

I thought we could take a break from our Rhi-swano-zeb-tah information writing today and look at another type of poetry. If you still have parts of the previous Literacy activities to complete then please feel free to continue with them.

 

Bookopoly Reading Activities

 

Below is this week's board move and reading activity list. If you haven't been playing along, you can just join in from here. Either choose an activity to complete based on your current reading book or roll a die to choose a random activity. If you want to print out your own version of the board game, I've put the PDF below too. 

History - Ancient Greek Gods and Goddesses

 

Today you will be looking at Ancient Greek gods and goddesses.

Start by looking at the lesson presentation PDF and then do one of the follow up activity pdfs.

This week's art activity is to do a Draw with Rob. I'm going to have a go at drawing a sloth, but choose another if you'd rather and don't forget to show me how you get on.

Wednesday 10th June

 

Hi Kites! I've posted some activities for the next couple of days - I hope you find some things that you enjoy and find interesting. I think I'll be trying to build a dam with my children today, which could be interesting. Feel free to look back through the class page and try any of the previous activities - you don't have to keep up! I hope you're all keeping well and looking after yourselves. If you need me, please get in touch as I'd be only too pleased to give you a call and have a catch up or offer any advice. 

Literacy Activity - The Rhi-swano-zeb-tah 

 

Please find below the Literacy activities for the next couple of days. There is a PDF just of the information text that may be helpful to have open when answering the comprehension questions - this should save you going backwards and forwards on the larger PDF. 

If you haven't started this activity, it would be best to start at the beginning. I've posted some links and a Youtube video on Monday to help with the first couple of days activities so it would be worth having a look at those.

Geography - Rivers Lesson 6: Holding Back The Flood

 

For this activity, read through the lesson presentation and view the videos alongside it. If you can, talk through some of the points.

For the activity, read through the PDF with the 3 case studies of the dams and try to decide what the positives and negatives are for each one. Record your ideas on the 'Debating Dams' PDF.

If you would like to take this further, you could try:

  • Building your own dam. Use a water tray or storage box as your “river” and find other materials such as:  gravel or sand, cardboard, cups, straws or fabric along with other objects such as pegs, paper clips, wire and string to hold your dam together. 
  • Researching the locations of some of the world’s major dams. Create a display/poster/PowerPoint that identifies locations as well as key facts about each of the dams.
  • Find out about other sources of renewable energy other than Hydroelectric power. Find out about the other ways power can be generated. Which ways are most effective? Which ways are most reliable?

TVA - hydroelectric power animation

Explosive Breach of Condit Dam

Monday 8th June

 

Good morning, Kites, and welcome to a new week. Please find below some suggested activities. We have been completing the same activities as these at school and we certainly aren't able to do all of them within a week. Our aim on the Class Pages is to provide more than enough to keep you stimulated and occupied! Please don't worry if you aren't doing it all - pick and choose as well as having plenty of breaks. If you're having a tough day then leave it and have another look on a new day - or just leave it entirely. As ever, I am available through the office email (sch.204@educ.somerset.gov.uk) for any help or support. If you would prefer to have a chat then let me know and we can arrange that as well.

 

Maths: Monday 8th June - Add and Subtract Decimals Lesson 7

Literacy Activity - The Rhi-swano-zeb-tah

 

Below you will find a PDF that covers all of your Literacy activities for the next two weeks. I have dated each of the activities to help you to plan how much you complete each day but it is only a suggestion. If you would like to do more or less, that is up to you and your adults.

There is a mix of reading, writing and grammar activities and the sequence ends with you writing your own information report on a creature of your creation.

I will post the PDF again each time I update our class page and then on Friday I will put a poetry activity up so that you can either choose to complete that or continue with this project.

Where the Wild Things Are

A video adaptation of the Maurice Sendak classic.

Science - Materials Lesson 3: Dissolving Investigation

 

Below you will find the activity presentation all about dissolving. The activities should be completed with an adult. If you do not have all of the different materials, do not worry. You could perhaps substitute them for another material. 

Please only do as much or as little as you would like. It is always a good idea to think about the results of an investigation but this could be done through talking about it. If you would like, you could record the whole investigation as we would do in class using the activity booklet to help you to organise your planning, results and conclusion.

I have also included a fun activity from YouTube that you may like to do that involves dissolving.

 

 

DIY Rock Candy

ICT: Scratch Lesson 6: Pong Game

Friday 5th June

 

Welcome to Friday and the gateway to the weekend. I hope you are all well and have had a good week. Thanks to everyone who has been in touch and sent pictures of themselves and their work. Below, you will find some activities for today - do what you can and do not worry about anything that you are not able to do. Please ask your adult to get in touch if you are having any real difficulties or are worried about anything and I can either email with advice or can give you or your adult a call.

Remember, today is spellings test day if you can find someone to test you.

Other than that, I hope you all have a great weekend and enjoy yourselves as much as you can.

Friday Gallery

Maths Friday 5th June - Add and Subtract Decimals Lesson 6

Weekly Maths Challenge by White Rose Maths and BBC Bitesize Don't forget to complete the weekly maths Challenge.  Each challenge question gets a bit more difficult, so see how many you and your family can do together!   Challenges 1 - 5 are suitable for year 5.

Reading Activity - Bookopoly

Art. Here are some great activities to try , using leaves.

Wednesday 3rd June

 

Welcome to Wednesday, Kites. Thanks to anyone who has already emailed - it's been lovely getting an update on some of the things you have been up to over half term. As ever, below are some activities that you could try. Pick and choose and only do what you can: it's hot; don't let any of these activities get you bothered as well!

Maths Wednesday 2nd June: Adding and Subtracting Decimals Lesson 5

Reading Activity - Bookopoly

Above, you can see the Bookopoly board. We have landed on a Chance Card today. Choose any of the activities from the Chance cards and complete it based on the book that you are currently reading or have read recently.

Grammar Activities - Identify Word Classes

 

Word Classes are the different groups of words that we use each time we speak or write. They include verbs, nouns, adjectives, adverbs and more. The activity below asks you to find different types of word class. If you are unsure about their meaning then use the helper mat and the links provided to revise your understanding.

 

There are 3 levels so please choose the one that you are most comfortable with.

 

Below, you can find some clips of a phenomenon known as a tidal bore. 

This is when a strong tide pushes up the river against the current and creates a wave. Tidal bores are rare – they don’t occur on every river (there are 8 in the UK and only around 60 in the world).

Surfers ride the biggest Severn Bore in 20 years

Monday 1st June

 

Good Morning, Kites. I hope you've had a great week and had plenty of time to get outside and do some lovely things with your family. As ever, the activities I have posted are suggestions. If you are finding something too tricky then leave it - please do not worry. Even for two days, there are a lot of activities. Choose what you want to do and what you feel able to do and do not worry about the other activities. You can always come back to them at a later date - they are not going anywhere! As ever, you can contact me via the school office email and I look forward to hearing about what you have been up to over the last week.

Reminder 

Don't forget that some of you have the Talk for Writing Unit: The Game to finish from before half term.  If you do, then please continue with that and ignore the writing and grammar work I post on the class page this week.

Maths - Monday 1st June: Adding and Subtracting Decimals Lesson 4

Reading - Answer the 1, 2 or 3 star questions (by now you should know which level suits you).

Writing Activities

 

Try one, some or all of the activities relating to the picture above.

Reading Bookopoly

Science - Materials Lesson 2

 

For your science activity this week, I would like you to investigate materials that are good insulators. The task involves designing your own lunchbox. The investigation may well be possible for you to complete at home as lots of the items could be in your house. Have a look at what you need with an adult to see whether it is possible. 

The Activity and Recording sheets are differentiated so choose the ones that you are most comfortable completing.

ICT: Scratch Lesson 6 - Make It Fly

Friday 22nd May

 

Good morning, Kites, and well done for reaching your half term break. Thank you for all of your hard work over the last eight weeks as well as the photos and emails that have kept me updated on all of your news and achievements. I would also like to thank all of your adults for the support they have given both you and me with the activities the KS2 team have been posting on our Class Pages.

 

Don't forget to continue (or start) the Air Miles Reading Challenge. Some people have emailed to say that they have made it all of the way around the world - an excellent achievement!

 

As it is Friday, don't forget to ask someone in your house to test you on your spellings if they can. Spellings will resume from the 1st June.

 

Take care and stay safe.

 

Mr Phillips

Maths: Friday 22nd May - Adding and Subtracting Decimals Lesson 3

Weekly Maths Challenge by White Rose Maths and BBC Bitesize

Don't forget to complete the weekly maths Challenge.  Each challenge question gets a bit more difficult, so see how many you and your family can do together!  

Challenges 1 - 5 are suitable for year 5.

Reading, Writing and Grammar

 

We have been working through our Talk For Writing unit, The Game, this week. Below is an idea of what you could do today. Please don't feel that it all has to be finished - just do what you can. You can carry on with this activity after the half term break. 

 

Suggested Activities:

 

Friday (and possibly the following Monday):

It's now your turn to be an author (pg17) (Make this a finished piece of writing so go back to it - ask someone to read it to you and then, check, edit and improve it - or send it to me and I'll give you my comments - what you've done well and a couple of next steps.); and I enjoyed.

 

If the unit is not finished by the end of the week, it does not matter, you can continue with it after half term.  Let me know how you are getting on.

Science Activity

 

This doesn't relate to our new topic but it is quite fun! I found that it was less effective when the food colouring was watered down but still worked.

DIY Shaving Cream Rain Cloud

Art - Create your own Ancient Greece themed Pottery

Look at the Ancient Greece Pottery pdf and then use some of the supporting templates, plans and photos to help if you wish.  If you do not have access to a flower pot, then you could make a 2D version using cardboard or paper - the photos below show some examples. 

Wednesday 20th May

 

Good morning, Kites. Please find below your activities for the next two days. Please remember: only do what you can. 

Maths Wednesday 20th May: Adding and Subtracting Decimals Lesson 2

Reading, Writing and Grammar Activities

 

If you had a look at our page on Monday then you will know that we are completing a Talk For Writing project for all of our Literacy this week.

Today and tomorrow, the suggestion is to work through the sections below. If you are yet to begin this, make a start on Monday and Tuesday's activity suggestions.

Wednesday and Thursday:

Re-read the story; Likes, Dislikes, Puzzles $ Surprises; Now for Some Grammar; and Write Away!

Monday and Tuesday (If you haven't started this yet):

Welcome; Stimulus - The World of Jumanji; Get Plotting! including summarising your predictions; What Do Words Mean?; and The Sentence Challenge

History - Ancient Greece

Look at the information in the numbered pdfs and then choose one or two of the activities to do.

Geography - Rivers Lesson 4: Erosion and Deposition

 

This week, we will be exploring how rivers can change through erosion and deposition.

Monday 18th May

 

Good morning, Kites. I hope you had a great weekend and were able to get outside as much as you could. Welcome to the final stretch before a well-deserved rest over half term. As ever, thanks for all of your emails and photos. They help me and, I'm sure, your classmates stay in touch with the things that you are doing away from school whether it's related to school designed activities or something that may be a little more exciting such as the arrival of a brand new puppy (see Friday's gallery for more info). 

Maths - Book 5C

 

We are leaving our Fractions topic to one side for the time being and beginning our Summer Term Power Maths Book (5C). This week, we will be focusing on methods for adding and subtracting decimals.

If you haven't collected your new Practice Book yet, they are available to collect from school and are waiting for you in a container outside of the school office. Any problems, please email me via the school office (sch.204@educ.somerset.gov.uk).

Maths Monday 18th May - Adding and Subtracting Decimals

Spelling Home Learning

Keep using the games in Spelling Shed to help you practise your new list of words.  If you wish to do more, complete the pdf for your wordlist below.  Remember, we will remind you to ask someone to give you a spelling test on these words on Friday!

Literacy Home Learning (Reading, Writing and Grammar)

This week, I have decided to do Literacy home learning differently so I have posted below a 'Talk For Writing' unit called 'The Game' which combines all areas of literacy (more like we would do in school).  How you complete the unit is up to you - you could do lots over a couple of days or break it up so you do a little bit each day.

 

My suggestion would be:

Monday and Tuesday:

Welcome; Stimulus - The World of Jumanji; Get Plotting! including summarising your predictions; What Do Words Mean?; and The Sentence Challenge

Wednesday and Thursday:

Re-read the story; Likes, Dislikes, Puzzles $ Surprises; Now for Some Grammar; and Write Away!

Friday (and possibly the following Monday):

It's now your turn to be an author (pg17) (Make this a finished piece of writing so go back to it - ask someone to read it to you and then, check, edit and improve it - or send it to me and I'll give you my comments - what you've done well and a couple of next steps.); and I enjoyed.

 

If the unit is not finished by the end of the week, it does not matter, you can continue with it after half term.  Let me know how you are getting on.

Reading Activity

 

If you have been playing Bookopoly along at home with us, we have rolled a '1' today and have landed on Character Crescent. Either roll to find your activity or choose from the list.

Science - Materials

 

Because a lot of our Electricity topic is practical, we have decided to move onto a new Science topic - Materials.

Below there is a lesson presentation along with differentiated tasks to complete as best you can with what you have at home.

 

ICT - Scratch: Lesson 5 Create A Story

Art - Rob Biddulph World Record Attempt 

 

Children's author and illustrator Rob Biddulph is attempting to break the world record for the largest online art lesson,supported by HarperCollins and global talent investor Entrepreneur First.

The challenge will see Biddulph teach participants to draw a blue whale, via his YouTube channel. To successfully break the world record, 10,000 unique users will need to join the lesson for half an hour.

The challenge was inspired by Biddulph's lockdown drawing video series #DrawWithRob, which has attracted over three million households.

 

Watch the YouTube video below which explains his plan and the need to register.

Do you want to be a RECORD BREAKER?

Friday 15th May

 

Welcome to Friday's activities. Thank you for all of your emails and photos this week - keep them coming in. Enjoy your weekend and take care.

Weekly Maths Challenge: click on the link above for the Friday Maths Challenge by White Rose Maths and BBC Daily Learning.

Writing Activity - Clerihew Poem

 

Please find below a PDF showing you some examples of a type of poem called a clerihew. There are examples of clerihew poems based on superheroes. Try to write your own superhero clerihew poem or poems or, if you don't want to write about superheroes, why not try sports people or singers that you like.

Reading Comprehension

 

Please find below a link to download the reading comprehension. Unfortunately, it was too large a file for our website to host. After you have clicked on the link, the file should appear in your 'download' folder.

NB: There appears to be a slight technical hitch with this - if it doesn't work (or just instead) read and tick off the next part of your Round the World Reading Challenge - Mr Phillips.

Reading Activity - Bookopoly Move 3

 

If you are playing along at home, we rolled a 3 today that landed us on Review Row. Either choose your preferred activity from list or generate a random task by rolling your own die.

Art. Have a go at some weaving on a paper plate.

ART: Design your own club badge #FootballSchoolFriday

Wednesday 13th May

 

Please find below some activities for the next two days or more. Well done to all of you during this strange time, regardless of how much of the set activities you have completed. As long as you are looking after yourselves, staying active and using your brains in any way, shape or form then you are doing fantastically well under the circumstances. 

Maths: Wednesday 13th May - Multiplying Fractions Lesson 2

Writing Activity

 

Look at the picture above and think about the following questions. If you can, talk about your possible answers with someone else.

  • Who do you think this is?
  • Why is he carrying all of those jars? What’s inside them? Why are they attached to his clothing? Couldn’t he just carry them in a bag?
  • Why is he wearing this clothing?
  • Is he going to open the blue jar? Why?
  • Why is his other fist clenched?
  • What does his body language tell you about his thoughts and feelings?
  • Choose 3 words to describe this character and justify your choices

 

Now draw your own version of this person. Around the outside of your drawing, write answers to the questions above along with any other information you think might be important to build up an understanding of the character. 

Reading Home Learning - answer the 1, 2 or 3 star questions (by now you should know which level suits you).

Perseus and Medusa | Ancient Greek Mythology Stories

Reading Activity

 

If you're playing along at home, we have just rolled a '5', which landed us on Prediction Park. Either choose the activity from the list that you would most like to do or roll your own die to generate your activity.

Grammar Activity

 

Please find below some revision activities for using modal verbs. There is an information PDF and also a Questions PDF with answers provided on the page after the questions.

Geography - Rivers Lesson 3: The Life Of A River

 

Below you will find the next lesson for your Topic learning on Rivers. There is an Information PDF as well as an Activity PDF.

The activity is based on the labelling of the different features of a river (3 levels of difficulty).

I have also included some pictures of the different features in a gallery below the documents.

If you would like to take your learning further or in a different direction, you could try one of the following:

  • Create a 3D model of a river that includes the different features you have been learning about. You could use natural materials or anything else such as clay, fabric, tin foil or even papier mache.
  • Look at videos or photographs of two differing rivers (for example, The Amazon and the River Camel). Compare the features that each one has, identifying ones they both have, ones that only one has and ones that neither river has. You could then use a Venn diagram to organise what you have found out.

Monday 11th May

 

Good morning, Kites, and welcome to another week. I hope you have enjoyed your Bank Holiday weekend and have made the most of the great weather yet again. Thank you to everyone who has been in touch last week, it's so nice to read and, in some cases, see what you have been doing recently. Please keep emailing and let me know if there is anything I might be able to help you with. 

Maths: Monday 11th May - Multiplying Fractions Lesson 1

Reading Activity - Bookopoly

 

This week, I have found a new reading activity. Bookopoly is a board game where you move a counter around a board and land on different reading activities (which are similar to your reading journal activities) that you can complete based on the book you are currently reading.

You can play however you like but I would recommend playing the game over a number of days and complete at least 10 minutes worth of reading before you do so; then, you can also tick off another step on your reading challenge journey around the world.

You can play this independently or with brothers, sisters or other family members by printing out the board, questions and Chance cards.

Alternatively, you can play along with the Class Page game. Below you will see pictures of the Bookopoly board with a virtual counter. Today, I started our game on 'Go' and we rolled a '2' and have landed on 'Setting Square'. You can either roll a die of your own to choose the activity from the list or just choose whichever you would like to complete.

Spellings

 

New spellings are waiting for you on Spelling Shed! They should appear as the second button on

your home screen. You will probably see that last week's spellings are still there. This is because I make them available for two weeks in case you haven't had enough time to complete your practice the first week. If you have had enough time, then move onto the new ones. If you have any problems or if there is any confusion then please contact me via the school office email (sch.204@educ.somerset.gov.uk).

Writing Activities: Out of Control

 

Below are Monday and Tuesday's writing activities. Either choose one, some or all of the activities and have a go at completing them. 

Science: Electricity - Volts

 

Today, you will be finding out about volts and amps. Unfortunately, this would have been a bit more 'hands-on' if we had been in school, however, there are still things that you can look at and explore in your own home.

 

Below is the lesson presentation and a BBC Bitesize video clip about volts and amps. As well as this, I have included a table where you can look at different electrical items around your home to find out the required voltage. Please make sure you take great care whilst doing this and make sure your adult is happy for you to examine these appliances before you begin.

 

Finally, there is a link to a website where you can create your own circuits with different components and see how it is important that your circuit is complete. You can also explore what happens when you add more cells. It's not the same as building your own circuits but it is quite good fun.

ICT - Scratch Lesson 4

Scratch: Making Music Lesson 4

Home Learning - Friday 8th May

As today is a Bank Holiday, all your work is either related to VE Day or "fun" activities that you could try.  Don't worry if you don't do any of these as today is not a school day - enjoy yourself with your family!