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Welcome back to Term 5 of Year 5

We are currently finishing our topic of Spies: reading the rest of Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz and completing our science topic of Forces.

Look out for our next topic!

Here is the KIRFs for term 4 and 5. Please help your child by practising these as often as you can.

Y5 KIRFs_T4_T5

 

Science – Parachutes

This week in Science, we have been learning about forces. We have looked at air resistance and how this force helps parachutes. We investigated which size parachute would be best… here are some of the children making theirs.

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Willow’s Stars this week (19.3.21)

Well done to Archie who won our Star of the Week on Friday.  He has settled in to our class so well and the effort he has put into all his learning has been amazing!

Our reader of the week this week was Aiden R.  Not only has he been reading a  lot at home, he is also using words/phrases from the books he is reading in his writing! Greatwork.

Our friendship award goes to Elise.  She always plays so beautifully on the playground and makes other children feel happy. What a wonderful friend to have!

Well done to you all.

Home Learning for WB 1st March 2021

This is our last week of home learning and what a wonderful week it will be!

Zoom Session this week

Remember there is a daily  Zoom session at 9.30am to set you up for the day. Each day we start with a game and then move onto what your learning will be for that day. Check out Classdojo for the invitation to these. 

Monday: World Book Day zoom in picture challenge

Tuesday: World Book Day Pictionary

Wednesday:World Book Day Game

Thursday: World Book Day scavenger hunt

Friday: Last Zoom Party

In addition to these, there will be 2 drop-in sessions on Monday and Wednesday at 10am (this is the same link as the daily sessions); you can pop in to these if you are needing some help (at these sessions I will speak to one child at a time so you may be kept in the waiting room until I have finished talking to the child before you).

On Thursday we will be celebrating World Book Day, but, because books are such wonderful things, we will be adding in lots of activities that you can do throughout the week relating to books.

Reading

Please ensure that you are keeping up with Reading Plus and your home reading book.

This Term we will be reading Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz.

Monday:

Today’s focus: Can I identify and explain the author’s use of language.

Look through Chapter 1 – create a role on the wall of Blunt. What can you identify about his character (personality and looks)?

We will continue to build on this as we read the book further.

Why do you think Blunt is portrayed as a negative character? Why do you think the author has named a character Mr Blunt? Make a prediction about what this character may be like further on in the novel.

Tuesday:

Today’s focus: Can I identify and explain the author’s use of language.

Use an A4 sheet of paper and fold it in half landscape.  Draw a picture of what you think Alex looks like just now and, as you read on and gather more information about Alex, you will draw another image how you now think Alex looks like. You will be able to use adjectives to describe both how Alex looks and his qualities.

Wednesday

Today’s focus: Can I answer questions using evidence from the text?

Read chapter 2.

Answer these questions about what you have read.

1. Make a prediction; where do you think the chapter ‘Heaven For Cars’ may be set?

2. How many years has Alex owned his bike?

3. Why do you think Ian rider said that a comprehensive school would be more of a challenge than a private school?

4. Why did the J.B Stryker advert catch Alex’s attention over any other?

5. Find and copy the personification used on page 24.

6. How did Ian Rider die? Why do you think that? Use evidence from the text to support your answer.

7. What helped Alex when defending himself against the two men?

8. What does the author mean at the end of the chapter when he uses the phrase: ‘He could have been looking a lot worse’?

World Book Day – see schedule below
Friday

Today’s focus: Can I infer a characters’ feelings and emotions?

Questioning

Think of five questions you would like to ask Alex Ryder. Write them in your jotter and ask another person in your group to answer them.

Add to the character profiles of Blunt and Alex too. What else do we know about them now we’ve read chapter 2.

Spelling

Use Spellingframe.co.uk to complete activities for Year 3/4 and Year 5/6 common exception words. This can also be used to practise the spelling patterns that we are looking at below.

I would like you to try this website this week too. https://spellquiz.com/spelling-test/grade-5

Screenshot of spellquiz.com

Ensure you are on the UK version (look for the Union Flag at the top) and choose the first exercise. Press ctrl and enter and then it will read a sentence to you and you have to type it in. Press check and see how many of the words you got right.

 

Handwriting

It is really important that you keep practising your handwriting. As some of you are doing lots of work on the computer, this will be even more important.

See this support video if needed.

Now try these activities.

English

Video resources available in the daily Dropbox file.

This week in English, we will be continuing to use Stormbreaker as our stimulus for writing. We will be writing a

This week try some of these vocabulary games https://games.vocabularyninja.co.uk/teachers/

Screenshot of games.vocabularyninja.co.uk
Monday

Focus:  Can I identify how the author develops a setting though description using senses and figurative language?

Today your first job is to read Chapter 2 of Stormbreaker ‘Heaven for Cars’ to page 24 where Alex enters the breakers yard. Can you identify any examples of descriptions using sight, sound, smell and touch? Can you identify any description using figurative language?  Add the examples to the grid.

Use the extract from this chapter and see if you can identify any more description using senses or figurative language.

Tuesday 2nd March 2021

Today’s Focus: Can I story map to sequence a series of events?

Today you need to continue reading Chapter 2 to the end of page 34. Whilst reading this section, I would like you to visualise what was happening as Alex fought for his life.  Think about what the key scenes are in this struggle.

Now draw a story map or a story board showing each of these key scenes.

Wednesday and Friday

Today’s Focus: Can I use dialogue to explain characters’ thoughts, feelings and emotions?

Today and Friday you will be looking at some pages from the Stormbreaker Graphic novel.

I would like you to use the speech in the speech bubbles and create a paragraph which includes this speech. Think about what speech needs (look at the help sheet) and also an important part of the speech is the reported clause which tells the reader who is saying it and how. We have worked on reported clauses before and how you can use a number of techniques to extend these further – telling the reader what the character is doing, how they are saying it, what is going on around them…

World Book Day – see schedule below

Maths – This week we will be continuing our work on Measure: perimeter and area

The link for the white rose videos is: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/week-12-measurement-perimeter-area/

Autumn – week 12: Measurement Perimeter and Area

Monday L.I. Can I calculate area by counting squares?
Tuesday L.I. Can I calculate the area of a rectangle?
Wednesday L.I. Can I calculate the area of rectilinear shapes?
World Book Day See schedule below
Friday L.I. Can I estimate the area of irregular shapes?

Miss Banks’ Maths Group

Screenshot of whiterosemaths.com
Monday Focus:  Can I interpret Bar charts?

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/spring-week-6-statistics/

Tuesday Focus: Can interpret information from tables to answer one and two-step problems?

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/spring-week-6-statistics/

Wednesday Focus: Can I measure using millimetres?

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/spring-week-7-measurement-length-and-perimeter/

World Book Day See schedule below
Friday Focus: Can I recognise the equivalence for length?

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/spring-week-7-measurement-length-and-perimeter/

RE:

Focus: I wonder, who was responsible for Jesus’s death?

Use Mark’s Gospel Chp 14-15 and theresource sheet 2 ‘responsibility pie’ to think about who is responsible for Jesus’ death, how much responsibility
for Jesus’ death lies with each group/individual (Pilate, Judas, the Romans, the Sanhedrin, the crowds, the soldier with the hammer, God, Jesus himself) and explain why.

Why did Jesus die?

One significant reason Christians give is that Jesus died to save people — to rescue them from their sins and to bring them back to God. They explain this in terms of Jesus’ death being a sacrifice, giving his life for others, for example, by taking the punishment for sin. To explore this idea, look at the four scenarios on Resource Sheet 3 and comment on each one.

Explain in what way Joshua has sacrificed himself. Joshua is the modern version of Jesus’ name, which is Yeshua in Aramaic, the language Jesus spoke. Yeshua means ‘he saves’.

How did Joshua ‘save’ people in the scenarios?

Why did Jesus die?

what did Jesus do to save human beings?

PE

This term in PE we are focusing on gymnastics.

Focus: Can I perform a pike roll?

This week, we will focus on rolls. We will develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance by learning and performing a range of different rolls.

Remember to warm up before trying any of the rolls.

 

WORLD BOOK DAY

We are celebrating World Book Day on Thursday 4th March but thought we would complete a couple of activities every day of the week because we love books so much!

Each day, we would like you to complete some activities surrounding books. You can choose to do them on different days but here is a suggested timetable.

The idea is to have fun!

Monday Head to https://www.worldbookday.com/reading-stars/older-bookworms/ and start to log all the different reading activities that you complete this week. You can print off the ‘record’ or you could complete it online.

Every morning at 9am, Bookfest will be uploading a bespoke video from some of Britain’s best authors/artist: https://bournvillebookfest.com/schools

Tuesday Look through the parent resources and complete an activity from one of the authors. There are all sorts of resources from analysing poetry by Michael Rosen to creating illustrations like Steven Lenton.

Every morning at 9am, Bookfest will be uploading a bespoke video from some of Britain’s best authors/artist: https://bournvillebookfest.com/schools

Wednesday Every morning at 9am, Bookfest will be uploading a bespoke video from some of Britain’s best authors/artist: https://bournvillebookfest.com/schools

At 10.30am there is a live event called Books that Make you LOL!
Starring: Humza Arshad, Alex Bellos & Ben Lyttleton (Football School), Jonny Duddle and Zanib Mian
Hosted by Kenny Baraka, motivational speaker.

Follow the link: https://www.worldbookday.com/event/books-that-make-you-lol/

 

Thursday As this is the day that we are celebrating World Book Day, we will be having a day away from our other learning to focus on all thing’s books, authors and illustrators.

It’s dress up day!!!  Please send pictures via ClassDojo of yourself dressed up as a book character. Mrs Lilly will be giving some awards out to the best dressed.

Book Cover Challenge – Can you create a book cover using yourself and objects that you have at home?

 

Every morning at 9am, Bookfest will be uploading a bespoke video from some of Britain’s best authors/artist: https://bournvillebookfest.com/schools

At 10.30am, there is a World Book Day special – Bringing Reading to Life.
Starring: Joseph Coelho & Fiona Lumbers, Tom Fletcher and Lydia Monks and special guest Rob Biddulph
Hosted by Nigel Clarke, TV presenter

Follow the link: https://www.worldbookday.com/event/words-pictures-bring-reading-to-life/

Look through the parent resources and complete another activity from one of the authors. There are all sorts of resources from analysing poetry by Michael Rosen to creating illustrations like Steven Lenton.

Watch out for Miss Welsh and Mrs Bader’s online storytelling and much more.

Friday Every morning at 9am, Bookfest will be uploading a bespoke video from some of Britain’s best authors/artist: https://bournvillebookfest.com/schools

At 10.30am – Books and the Real World
Starring: Sita Brahmachari, Jess French and Katherine Rundell
Hosted by Jessie Cave, actor and podcaster

Follow: https://www.worldbookday.com/event/books-and-the-real-world/

Welcome Back Year 5!

HOME LEARNING

WB 22.2.21

(that’s a lot of 2s – not quite a palindrome though)

Lovely to have you all back. Here is your Home Learning for the week beginning 22nd February 2021

You will notice that there is not the same amount of subjects for you this week; this is because we would like you to put a little bit more time into your reading and writing.

Zoom Session this week

Remember there is a daily  Zoom session at 9.30am to set you up for the day. Each day we start with a game and then move onto what your learning will be for that day. Check out Classdojo for the invitation to these. 

In addition to these, there will be 2 drop-in sessions on Monday and Wednesday at 10am (this is the same link as the daily sessions); you can pop in to these if you are needing some help (at these sessions I will speak to one child at a time so you may be kept in the waiting room until I have finished talking to the child before you).

 

Reading

It is really important that you continue to read as much as possible; this can be completed online with Reading Plus (all your accounts have been updated so you have plenty to complete), a home reader (you could video yourself reading and send it to your teacher via ClassDojo – we would love to hear you), or look at some of these great websites which enable you to read e-books for free.
Screenshot of home.oxfordowl.co.uk
Screenshot of www.booktrust.org.uk
Screenshot of www.bookbub.com

Miss Welsh and Mrs Bader are posting a daily story too – look out for those on Dojo.

You will have noticed last term, we increased the amount of Reading Plus that you have. We would really like you to complete ALL of this every week. Start with a ‘read’ each day and maybe complete a ‘vocab’ too.

Please ensure that you are keeping up with  your home reading book too. Let Miss Welsh and Mrs Bader know which book you are reading and when and for how long you have read for too. It would be lovely if you could video/audio record yourself reading so we can hear you too.

This term, we will be reading Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz.  This is a great book that I am sure you will all enjoy.

Video Resources available

Monday:

Today’s focus: Can I make predictions about the text?

Tuesday:

Today’s focus: Can I retrieve information about a text?

Wednesday

Today’s focus: Can I explore the author’s choice of language?

Thursday

Today’s focus: Can I summarise what I have read so far?

Friday

For focused reading today, I would like you to complete a ten minute challenge from Authorfy.

Screenshot of authorfy.com

You can choose which one you would like to do. I look forward to seeing lots of wonderful challenges.

 

Spelling

Use Spellingframe.co.uk to complete activities for Year 3/4 and Year 5/6 common exception words. This can also be used to practise the spelling patterns that we are looking at below.

I would like you to try this website this week too.

Screenshot of spellquiz.com

Ensure you are on the UK version (look for the Union Flag at the top) and choose the first exercise. Press ctrl and enter and then it will read a sentence to you and you have to type it in. Press check and see how many of the words you got right.

Handwriting

It is really important that you keep practising your handwriting. As some of you are doing lots of work on the computer, this will be even more important. We use a cursive style of handwriting and it is really important that when you are practising this that you look very carefully at the modelled example.

Now try these activities.

English

Video resources available in the daily Dropbox file.

This week in English we will be writing our own poem and looking at how stories start.

This week try some of these vocabulary games

Screenshot of games.vocabularyninja.co.uk
Monday

Focus: To recite poetry with intonation and expression.

Today you will read this poem and try to build up the confidence to read it aloud with expression, intonation and humour.

Tuesday and Wednesday

Focus – Can I build a poem with precise and interesting vocabulary?

Today you are going to write your own poem in the style of My dad’s a secret agent.

Thursday

Focus: To analyse story openers

Please see the PowerPoint in the Dropbox for support.

Friday

Focus: Can I write an effective story opening?

 

Maths

Remember to keep practising your times tables. Mrs Lee has begun to put challenges on to TTRS too.

This week we are going to be using the White Rose videos to support our learning. Please ensure that you watch the video which corresponds with the correct title.

Here is the link to the videos:

Screenshot of whiterosemaths.com
Monday L.I. Can I measure perimeter?
Tuesday L.I. Can I measure perimeter on a grid?
Wednesday L.I. Can I measure perimeter of rectangles?
Thursday L.I. Can I measure the perimeter of rectilinear shapes?
Friday L.I. Can I calculate perimeter?

 

Miss Banks’ Maths Group

Here are some mental starters that you could use before each lesson to get your brain working. 

Screenshot of www.topmarks.co.uk

Guidance: This week you will continue with our focus of measurement (money) and look at how we can work with money.  Please ensure you watch the video which corresponds to the title provided.

These are the pages that you will need to head to for this week’s learning:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/spring-week-5-statistics/

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/spring-week-6-statistics/

Monday Focus: Can I use and create tally charts?
Tuesday Focus: Can I draw pictograms with keys worth 2, 5 and 10?

Please see the Dropbox for this worksheet

Wednesday Focus: Can I interpret pictograms with keys worth 2, 5 and 10?
Thursday Focus: Can I solve problems involving pictograms?

Please see the Dropbox for this worksheet

Friday Focus: Can I draw bar charts?

 

RE

This term we are learning about Salvation and thinking about the question: What did Jesus do to save Human beings?

Focus: I wonder what is the key message of the last few day sof Jesus’ life?

Read Mark’s Gospel Chapter 14-15

Think about these questions:

What were the key moment, surprises, puzzles, feelings; which characters do they most identify with?

How well or badly do different characters come out of it, and why?

If they were to sum up a message of the narrative, what would it be?

Now write your answers to these questions:

How do you think Jesus’ thoughts and feelings changed in his last few days?

Whichcharacterscame outmorebadlythanothers?Explainyouranswer asfully asyou can.

If you were to some up a message of the last few days of Jesus’ life, what would it be?

PE:

This term in PE we are focusing on gymnastics.

Focus: To perform a stag jump and split leap.

This week, we will focus on jumps and leaps. We will develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance by learning and performing a range of different jumps and leaps.