Year 5

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Take Action, Get Active 2020 | Mental Health Foundation We are launching a brand new challenge this May, to get you moving and feeling good, whilst fundraising for the Mental Health Foundation. Mental Health Awareness Week takes place in May and the theme this year is kindness. Our challenge is all about being kind to yourself by taking some time out each day for yourself. www.mentalhealth.org.uk

Take Action, Get Active 2020 | Mental Health Foundation We are launching a brand new challenge this May, to get you moving and feeling good, whilst fundraising for the Mental Health Foundation. Mental Health Awareness Week takes place in May and the theme this year is kindness. Our challenge is all about being kind to yourself by taking some time out each day for yourself. www.mentalhealth.org.uk 1

Let's get our children (and us) more active, as it helps with physical and mental health.

Please email me some photos (or short video clips) of Year 5 getting active, so we can celebrate their progress and encourage each other. 

9/4/20:   Stonehill School staff have spent some time this week, making a very special message to all of our pupils. Please check it out on Stonehill School's Facebook page... It's well worth a view!

 

 

 

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Archived lesson plans from before the Easter holidays

Continuation of learning in Year 5:

1/6/20:  Summer 2

Well done to all the children and their families, who are beavering away with their learning at home. It's really important for children to keep practising the key skills, so they don't get rusty. Once schools are back to normal, children will readjust easily if they have been using their key skills regularly.

 

If you find that the amount of work I put up each day is too much for your child, please scale it back slightly. It is very important that children are not feeling stressed, while they are trying to learn. Take frequent small breaks if need be, to maintain a calm environment.

 

If you are ever unsure how to do something or you are not confident whether something is right or not, please email me. I will happily explain what to do, or say if something is right or not. Remember, teachers are still working (even if their classes are not back in school yet). 

 

Judging by the emails I have received, the children are benefitting from having a fairly structured day. We suggest sticking (where possible) to a similar timetable to a school day, with breaks and play included.

 

Recently, I have been using a combination of the Maths text book your child was given and BBC Skillswise website for Maths lessons and for English I have been using mainly BBC Skillswise website.

 

I don't always use them on the date that the BBC say, so please read on my planning grid to find the lesson that I am using for that day.

If you have any problems at all, following my plan or you can't find something, please email me and I will endeavour to answer ASAP.

 

If you or your child does not understand something, please email me ASAP.

 

If your child needs a new exercise book, please contact the school to arrange to collect one. If this is difficult for you, either myself or another member of staff will be able to drop it to your house. If you want to return your child's completed exercise book for feedback, please do so.

 

Remember: The little white booklet folded into A5 size explains all the grammar terms your child needs to know. (Children were told they could decorate the cover of this if they wanted to). Remember The resources: text books, pencil cases and the children's work will need to be returned when the school reopens for your child.

 

Children have all been given copies of their log-in details 

(in planners or in their folders of books) but I am very happy to email log-ins and passwords to you, if these have gone missing.

  • Times Tables Rockstars (now including Numbots)
  • Spelling Shed
  • Purple Mash
  • Accelerated Reading 

 

Remember: If you are in need of any help or support, you can email me at : Catherinerichardson@stonehill.herts.sch.uk

 

Your child can also email me (with parental consent) and I will reply. I aim to reply to all emails ASAP. Many thanks, Mrs Richardson.

 

Please note: This is the web address you need for the children to do quizzes on their reading books:

    https://ukhosted56.renlearn.co.uk/2240138/   

 

Welcome to Summer Term 2:

 

New Topic for this half-term:

'Forces - Science'

 

 

 
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Week beginning: Monday 1st June

Subject: Activities:                                                                      

If you

finish...

English

Mon 1st

June

SORRY: THIS  LESSON  HAS  BEEN  UNINTENTIONALLY  DELETED

 

When you have finished your writing, check your spelling and punctuation.

Extension:

Illustrate your work in a suitable way

eg. a border or picture

  

 

Maths

Mon 1st

June

LI: To recap column addition and column subtraction

 

Today we are going to recap how to do column addition and column subtraction.

 

Please find the worksheets saved below:

Choose the correct level for you and complete questions in your book.

If it is too easy - go up a level.

 

  • Do at least 10 addition questions
  • Do at least 10 subtraction questions

 

If you know you are good at the column methods challenge yourself to some harder examples.

 

Look on Maths is fun website:

https://www.mathsisfun.com/worksheets/addition.php

 

or get an adult to set more challenges for you..

Check your own answers using a calendar or calendar function on a phone, laptop or tablet.

Mark in purple pen.

 

If you are stuck, please email me for advice.

 

Check your work using a calculator / phone calculator function, marking in purple pen.

 

Spend some time on Times Tables Rockstars or Purple Mash (Maths).

 

Science

Mon 1st June

 

 

New Science topic: 'Forces' 

In science, what do you think forces are?

Talk about it with a family member....

 

Basically, an object will always stay still unless a force is applied to it.

eg. a football only moves if you:

  •  kick it
  • drop it
  • throw it
  • the wind blows it  etc

So all of the above indicate a FORCE acting on the object.

 

Forces are usually a PUSH, PULL or  TWIST

Can you think of more examples of forces?

 

Visit BBC Bitesize

KS2 Science:  'Forces and Motion'

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z2pfb9q

 

Watch clips about forces. 

 

Copy down one fascinating fact for each force and draw a picture to illustrate it.

 

 

Subject: Activities:                                                                      

If you

finish...

English

Tues 2nd

June

Go to BBC Skillswise:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons?fbclid=IwAR1U4S8RSGtT-_rAZXwXAVlSGx5_fCX1A-CCk4mmQ455CV7vy1vKMimFByg

Go to Year 5 English  1st June  'Story writing synonyms and antonyms'

 

Learn:

Synonyms are words with the same or similar meanings

 

Antonyms are words with opposite meanings

 

Both are useful for descriptive story writing. Watch the clip for a quick reminder of antonyms and synonyms.

 

Watch video, 'Using synonyms and antonyms effectively: 'Using synonyms and antonyms effectively.

 

Why are antonyms and synonyms useful?

Antonyms and synonyms are especially useful for story writing (narrative) as they help a writer to:

  • Describe and explain in a way that creates a clear image in the reader’s mind.
  • Avoid repetition so your writing doesn’t become boring.

Synonyms

Two words are synonyms if their meanings are the same or similar.

Words such as:

  • rapid OR fast
  • road OR motorway
  • travel OR move

Antonyms

Two words are antonyms if their meanings are opposite.

Words such as:

  • fast OR slow

 

Watch video clip 'Learn about synonyms and antonyms'

to understand what synonyms and antonyms are in more detail.

Read information below the clip.

 

Practice:   

Activity 1

Decide if the words are antonyms (opposites) or synonyms (words with same or similar meaning' and fill in the gaps.

 

Activity 2: 

Use your knowledge of antonyms, synonyms and the fantastic video clip of Michael Palin reading from Roald Dahl's 'James and the giant peach', to complete the activity.

 

Look at (or print out) PDF document 'Synonyms and antonyms

Complete activities.

 

If you printed the sheet out:  You then need to copy out the first paragraph in your best handwriting.

 

If you couldn't print it out: Complete the activities in your book. Make sure the first paragraph is in your absolutely best handwriting

 

Activity 3:

Complete activity on 'Synonyms and Antonyms' : 

Check your work.

 

Practise any Year 1 - 2 spellings or Year 3 - 4 spellings that you got wrong before half-term

 

If you got all or nearly all of the 1-2 and 3-4 worksheets, start learning the Yr 5-6 words

Accelerated Reading (including a quiz if ready to do so)  

30 minutes

 

Maths

Tues 2nd

May

LI: To solve word problems

Today, we are using the Collins text books that we used at the start of lockdown

Collins Pupil Book 5A 'Solving Word Problems' pg76 - 77

Collins Pupil Book 5B 'Solve the problems' pg 74 - 75

 

Start at Blue square and work to Green circle    or

Start at Green circle and work to Red triangle

 

Read the word problems carefully and think about:

  • which operation to use
  • how many steps there are
  • Visualise the problem. (Think what it is asking you. You might find it useful to draw a bar model or some simple jottings to help you)
  • Check your answers are logical
  • Remember: Word problems always need some words or units of measurement in the answers.

 

Check your work, using the answers saved below.

Spend some time on Times Tables Rockstars or Purple Mash (Maths).

Practise any times tables you are unsure of.

 

Art

Tues 2nd June

Visit Olaf Falafel's Art Club on You Tube

1st episode:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5h6VlosEVXA

You can access lots of episodes now. Choose one and have a go at one of the art projects. Don't forget to email me a photo of activitiesyou choose. (check out

photos from some of your classmates below).

 

Subject:

Activities:

English

Wed 3rd

June

Go to BBC Bitesize:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons?fbclid=IwAR1U4S8RSGtT-_rAZXwXAVlSGx5_fCX1A-CCk4mmQ455CV7vy1vKMimFByg

Go to Year 5     English     3rd June 'Setting and subordinating conjunctions'

  Read up on coordinating and subordinating conjunctions 

 

   A subordinate conjunction adds extra detail to a sentence 

but does not make sense on its own. 

 

Learn

Subordinating conjunctions

Sentences often start with a subordinating

conjunction.

Watch the video to understand more about

subordinating conjunctions and how you can use

them in your writing.

 

Watch video: Find out how to join sentences together using

words like 'because' and 'when'.

 

Read information below the clip:

A complex sentence uses a subordinate clause to add extra

detail.

A subordinate clause can go at the start, in the middle or at the

end of a sentence.

Example

  • No subordinating conjunction:

The island was calm and peaceful; the clouds became dark

and angry.

  • Subordinate clause at the end:

The island was calm and peaceful until the clouds became

dark and angry.

  • Subordinate clause at the start:

Until the clouds became dark and angry, the island was calm

and peaceful.

By using the subordinating conjunction until we have linked the

 

main clause the island was calm and peaceful with the subordinate

clause the clouds became dark and angry.

 

Read information about story settings

Story settings

The setting of a story tells us where and when it is taking place.

Choosing a setting can be fun because they can be absolutely anywhere

– it’s totally up to you!

When writing, choose your words carefully in order to paint a detailed picture

for your readers.

There are lots of key features to think about when creating a setting:

  • The context

What type of story are you writing? Adventure, horror, comedy, myth etc?

When is it set? For example, a rocket might look out of place in a medieval

story!

  • The five senses

Using sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch can help focus and add detail

to your description.

  • Weather

This can have a huge impact on your setting and can easily change the mood.

A towering storm cloud loomed overhead would create tension.

  • Imagery

Using adjectives, adverbs, similes and metaphors helps paint a vivid

picture of your scene.

Walls of waves threw the ship around like a wild animal toying with its prey.

  • Subordinate clauses

These can be used to add extra information about your scene.

The island was calm and peaceful until the storm clouds appeared.

  • Personification

This gives your setting characteristics which your reader can imagine.

The trees upon the island danced wildly in the wind.

  • Alliteration or onomatopoeia

Use these to give your reader a sense of the sounds in your story.

Thud! The waves whacked wildly against the rotten hull of the ship.

 

Watch this video to understand more about subordinating conjunctions and

how you can use them in your writing.

 

Practise:

You may need paper and a pen or pencil for some of these activities.

 

Activity 1:

Check your understanding by completing this story setting quiz.

Fill in the gaps

 

Activity 2: 

Descriptive setting worksheet

 

Look at (or print out) PDF document

Have a look at this model setting description. Highlight or write

down any features or language that you particularly like:

 

If you printed the sheet out:  You will need to copy out

three of your favourite sentences in your best handwriting.

 

If you couldn't print it out: copy out 6 sentences you like

in your book. Make sure the first 3 examples are in your

absolutely best handwriting

 

Extension

Activity 3:

Get creative! Use this checklist to create your very own story

setting.

Check your work carefully.

 

Practise any Year 1 - 2 spellings or Year 3 - 4 spellings that

you got wrong before half-term

 

If you got all or nearly all of the 1-2 and 3-4 worksheets,

start learning the Yr 5-6 words

Accelerated Reading (including a quiz if ready to do so)  

30 minutes

 

Maths

Wed 3rd

June

                           

LI: To Practise multiplying and dividing by powers of 10

Today, we are using the Collins text books again that we used at the start of lockdown

 

We are recapping multiplication and division by powers of 10  

All children have practised this skill many times in Year 5 as

it is a key skill

 

Remember:

 x 10   move all digits one place left               

add one place-holding zero  (if needed)

eg. 4 x 10 = 40 

eg. 0.34 x 10 = 3.4 

 x 100   move all digits two places left           

add two place-holding zeros (if needed)

eg. 4 x 100 = 400 

eg. 0.34 x 100 = 34 

 x 1000   move all digits three places left      

add three place-holding zeros (if needed)

eg. 4 x 1000 = 4000 

eg. 0.34 x 1000 = 340 

 

÷ 10  move all digits one place right          

lose one place-holding zero at the end of the number (if there are any)

eg. 40 ÷ 10 = 4              

or sometimes you might need to put a zero and decimal point at the start

eg. 216 ÷ 10 = 21.6

÷ 100  move all digits two places right    

lose up to two place-holding zeros at the end of the number

(if there are any)    

eg. 400 ÷ 100 = 4           

or sometimes you might need to put a zero, a decimal point and another zero at the start

eg. 216 ÷ 100 = 2.16

÷ 1000  move all digits three places right 

lose up to three place-holding zeros at the end of the number

(if there are any) 

eg. 4000 ÷ 1000 = 4  

or sometimes you might need to put a zero, a decimal point and up to 3 zeros at the start

eg. 216 ÷ 1000 = 0.216  

eg. 5 ÷ 1000 = 0.005 

 

 

Collins Pupil Book 5A   '10, 100 and 1000 again'  pg 74 - 75

Collins Pupil Book 5B    'Multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000'                                                                         pg  78 - 79

 

Start at Blue square and work to Green circle    or

Start at Green circle and work to Red triangle

 

Read the questions carefully and think about:

  • will the number get larger or smaller?
  • will you move digits left or right?
  • how many places will you move the digits? (The number of zeros is the number of places)
  • Check your answers are logical
  • Remember: Multiplication and division by powers of 10 always means that zeros may be added or removed (but all other digits will be the same and in the same order) Look at examples. 

 

Check your work, using the answers saved below. Mark in purple pen.

 

Spend some time on Times Tables Rockstars or Purple Mash (Maths).

Practise any times tables you are unsure of.

30 min movement challenge

 

Spend 30 mins being physically active... and try to get your family        involved too.

 

This could be:

  • dancing
  • football skills
  • your own made up obstacle course
  • practicing cartwheels etc (only if you have space of course)
  • a game of frisbee,
  • a cycle ride     etc, etc

It would be great if you could share some photos with you class. Feel free to email photos to me at:  Catherinerichardson@stonehill.herts.sch.uk

 

 

Subject: Activities:                                                                                       
 

English

Thurs 4th

June

Go to BBC Bitesize:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons?fbclid=IwAR1U4S8RSGtT-_rAZXwXAVlSGx5_fCX1A-CCk4mmQ455CV7vy1vKMimFByg

Go to Year 5     English     4th June

'Using fronted adverbials'

  Read up on fronted adverbials

Learn

Adverbs

An adverb is simply a word that describes a verb

(an action or a doing word). (adverbs add to the verb) 

They come before or after a verb.

  • He quickly ate his lunch.

  • He ate his lunch quickly.

Watch the video to remind yourself how to use

adverbs.

 

Fronted Adverbials

Fronted adverbials are adverbs or adverbial phrases that go at the beginning of a sentence and describe the verb (action) that follows.

In the blink of an eye, the storm clouds gathered!

There are different types of fronted adverbial that can be used to change the description of the action in a sentence. These include fronted adverbials of:

  • Time - In the early morning, the storm clouds gathered.
  • Frequency - Every evening, the storm clouds gathered.
  • Place - Above the castle, the storm clouds gathered.
  • Manner - As quick as a flash, the storm clouds gathered.
  • Degree - Terrifyingly, the storm clouds gathered.

Watch the video clip to learn about fronted adverbials.

 

Practise

Activity 1

Check your understanding by completing the fronted adverbials quiz.

 

 

Activity 2: 

Fronted adverbials writing worksheet

 

Look at PDF document (note: this includes lots of pictures,

so you don't need to print it all out)

Choose 4 pictures you like. Write some fronted adverbials

for each picture you chose.

 

Make sure you write these sentences in your

absolutely best handwriting.

 

Activity 3: 

Spot the fronted adverbials worksheet

 

Look at (or print out) PDF document

 

 

If you printed the sheet out:  Underline the fronted

adverbials. You will need to copy out three of your

favourite sentences in your best handwriting.

 

If you couldn't print it out: copy out 6 sentences and

underline the fronted adverbials.

Make sure the first 3 examples are in your

absolutely best handwriting

 

 

 

 

Maths

Thurs 4th

June

For fun, I am setting you another escape room challenge for your Maths lesson. (Thankyou Miss Boddy for the idea)

There are 2 challenges:

The Ocean Escape 1E (medium difficulty)  creates a 4 digit code 

The Ocean Escape 2E (more difficult)        creates a 5 digit code

Each activity has 5 rooms. Each one has several questions to solve. For each room, you have to add up the answers you provide, to find the TOTAL for that room (be careful as in both escape rooms, sometimes the number you provide is part of the question). When you have the totals for the 5 rooms, you need to add them all together for the ESCAPE CODE. I would love it if you could email me your finished code, so I can share who has been successful.

 

For the first three Weeks, I  had emails from the parents of about 10 children giving escape codes. The week before half-term, I received just 4. Let's try to improve these numbers this week. Remember:  As always, you will be able to email me if you are stuck and I will help you. 

 

You can print out the escape room challenges then put the answers on the sheet, if you are able to. Otherwise, just set them out in your book with the name of each room (underlined), then do the calculations underneath and give the total for each room. When you have done all the rooms, add your answers together to find the escape code at the end.

 

French

Thurs 4th

June

Visit:   https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach

Click:   Video Resources for 7-11 year olds

Click:    French 7-11 

Choose: Virtually there - France 

Watch:   English KS2 'Shopping for food'

 

Listen carefully to the French pronunciation of each phrase and repeat.

Pause the video clips and listen again if needed. 

 

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English

Fri 5th

June

LI: To write an informal letter 

 

Recap the features of a letter:

Tell the person home-schooling you about all the things you remember about how to set out a letter.

 

Formal: a formal letter is used when you don't know the person you are writing to. You need to be serious and use an impersonal  (not chatty) tone.

Informal:  an informal letter is written to someone you know. It is less serious and can be friendly and chatty.

 

Read the informal letter checklist, saved below.

Read the example of an informal letter, below.

 

Many of you made a list, at the beginning of the lockdown, of things that you were looking forward to doing once restrictions are lifted.

 

Think of one thing you still haven't been able to do, eg.

  • visit grandparents inside their house
  • have a play date with a friend
  • go to a theme park etc.

Imagine what you are looking forward to most about this particular treat / visit.

 

Write an informal letter to the person you are going to visit or the person you are taking with you on your trip.

 

Read example below

Write your letter, including:

  • Your address (top right)
  • The date (under the address)
  • An informal greeting eg, 'Hi,' or Dear _____ (name)
  • First paragraph explains why you are writing
  • Separate paragraphs for each new topic
  • Include a question for your reader
  • sign off in a friendly way, eg 'love from ________'

 

Always check your punctuation and spelling. Make any corrections you need to.

 

Practise any Year 1 - 2 spellings or Year 3 - 4 spellings that

you got wrong before half-term

 

If you got all or nearly all of the 1-2 and 3-4 worksheets,

start learning the Yr 5-6 words

Accelerated Reading (including a quiz if ready to do so)  

30 minutes

 

 

 

Maths

Fri 5th

June

Go to BBC Bitesize

LI: To use our key skills for problem-solving

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons?fbclid=IwAR1U4S8RSGtT-_rAZXwXAVlSGx5_fCX1A-CCk4mmQ455CV7vy1vKMimFByg

We are going to use one of the earliest Bitesize lessons

Look in the 'I want to learn MATHS' section (archived lessons)

 

24th April MATHS Week 1 challenges

 

Work your way through the problems. Take time to read carefully, look at what you are told and think what you need to know. Be prepared to think outside the box. 

Computing

Fri 5th

June

Visit BBC Bitesize   Year 5

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons?fbclid=IwAR1U4S8RSGtT-_rAZXwXAVlSGx5_fCX1A-CCk4mmQ455CV7vy1vKMimFByg

Computing

21st May   'What makes a good computer game?'

 

Read through information

Learn 

  • Watch video showing a Year 6 class using Scratch
  • Designing games
  • Creating a character

Practice

  • Activity 1: Look at worksheet 'Create a video game character'
  • Print out (if you can) and complete on the sheet. If you can't print it out, write the different sections in your exercise book.

 

Log on to Purple Mash

Using 2DIY 3D, Design a game including:

  • A background / maze
  • Hazards, eg fire, baddies
  • rewards, eg coins to collect
  • Different levels

You can also include sound effects.

 

If you have used the program before, you could edit and improve one of your previous games.

 

 

Friday 5th June Features of an informal letter

Friday 5th June Example of an informal letter

Friday 5th June Example of an informal letter about lockdown

Maths 2nd June Answers for word problems

Maths 3rd June Collins Book 5A pg 74-75

Maths 3rd June Collins 5B pg 78-79

Maths 3rd June   Collins 5B   pg 78-79 1

100 square

100 square 1

UK maps showing major cities

UK maps showing major cities  1
UK maps showing major cities  2

Check out the V.E Day links below

Check out the V.E Day links below 1

The London Eye (showing the 1 o'clock position)

The London Eye (showing the 1 o'clock position) 1
The London Eye (showing the 1 o'clock position) 2
The London Eye (showing the 1 o'clock position) 3
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This week is 'Mental Health Awareness Week', so we will be doing some activities to increase our own awareness as well as activities to boost our own mental health and wellbeing.

 

The theme for the week is 'Kindness'.

 

Week beginning: Monday 18th May

 

Subject: Activities:                                                                      

If you

finish...

English

Mon 18th

May

As this week is 'Mental Health Awareness Week', we are going to start thinking about it during our English time. The theme of the week is 'Kindness', so we are going to write a passage about someone doing random acts of kindness. We will be practising our grammar at the same time.

 

You will need to print or look at the worksheet saved below. There are 3 versions of the same worksheet. You only need the second one (2 stars * * ).

 

We are going to make sure in our writing, that we include:

  • a range of descriptive vocabulary
  • different conjunctions (words used to link different ideas)
  • a variety of fronted adverbials
  • a range of punctuation (capital letters, full-stops, commas, question marks, brackets , speech marks (inverted commas). Remember not to overuse speech marks- one piece of speech is enough to prove that you know how to use them. 

 

Examples of random acts of kindness:

Can you think of an act of kindness you have received or have committed?

There are some examples saved in the same section as the worksheet... Note: These were written before the lockdown, so some would not be appropriate at the present time.

 

Imagine you are writing about Jamie (mentioned on the worksheet) and some different acts of kindness he does on this on a particular day. (If you prefer to write about a girl, that's fine too).

 

You can write on the sheet or straight into your book.  Please use the grammar lists, saved in the section below and / or your white grammar booklet for ideas to help you.

 

You might like to start off something like this:

 

One Summer's morning, the sunlight filtered through Jamie's curtains. She awoke,  stretched, rolled over contentedly and then, suddenly, sat bolt upright in bed. Of course! Today was the day that she had decided to commit some random acts of kindness.

 

'Where do I start?' she thought, as she pulled on her clothes and practically tumbled down the stairs to the kitchen.

 

Try to write about a page worth of writing, including three different acts of kindness (if you can). The emphasis is on quality not quantity so it is better to write half a page of very accurate writing than a whole page with poor punctuation. 

 

Always proof-read your writing to check that you have included all the features you were asked to. Correct any spellings or punctuation that you need to.

 

Maths

Mon 18th

May

LI: To read and write Roman numerals to 1000

All children are going to use the same worksheet, which is saved below: 

It comes from the book I usually use for layer sheets, at school.

Look again at where we wrote the numbers from 1-100 in Roman numerals.

Remember, we need to remember the 7 letters used to represent numbers and the rules for combining them.

Recap rules:

The Roman system uses letters to represent numbers. There are 7 letters, to represent numbers, so different numbers have to be made by combining the letters in particular ways.

I = 1

V= 5

X = 10

L = 50

C = 100

D = 500

M = 1000

 

I , X, C and M can be repeated up to three times in a row.

I , X and C can also appear before a larger number to show the number is 1, 10, 100  less than the next number... Not just any number though:

I (1) can only go before V (5)  or X (10)

so:  IV = 4 (1 less than 5) IX  = 9 (1 less than 10)

X (10) can go before L (50) or C (100)

so:  XL = 40 (10 less than 50)   XC  = 90 (10 less than 100)

C (100) can go before M (1000)

so:  CM = 900

Note: Attention has to be paid to the order of the letters. 

Numbers involving 4 or 9 (in our system) are always represented in Roman numerals by a small digit before a larger one.

 

 

 

Firstly, look back at the work you did on Friday. Look a the numbers 1-100 to recap the Roman number system.

 

All children to start at Layer 1. Do the first 5 questions and then check your answers, using the answer sheet I have added below. If you are doing ok, feel free to continue through the layers sheet.

 

I would suggest that you check all your answers in Layer 1 before attempting Layer 2.

 

If you feel confident on Layer 2, you might like to move to Layer 3 (check after a few questions that you are on track, before moving on).

 

If, after checking your work, you have still not understood how Roman numerals work,   revisit the  Maths is Fun page about Roman numerals and watch the videos again.

 

Maths is Fun website:

https://www.mathsisfun.com/roman-numerals.html

to recap how to read and write Roman numerals.

 

Try the first 5 questions on Layer 1. Check your answers from the sheet of answers saved below. If you are doing ok, carry on.

If you are stuck, email me for advice.

 

 

Continue with layers sheet, seeing how far you get in 45 minutes, without rushing.

Check your work, marking in purple pen.

 

Spend some time on Times Tables Rockstars or Purple Mash (Maths).

 

PSHE

Mon 18th

May

Mental Health Awareness Week: 

'Kindness'

I know these are strange times (being in lockdown) but I have definitely seen lots of examples of kindness in the community, especially my local area.

  • What examples have you seen?
  • Have you helped in any activities to help others, that you perhaps haven't done before? 
  • Write some examples in your book. 

Look at the Kindness Calendar above. I have saved it in a link under this planning. If you can, print it out. Otherwise, Use a page in your green book to draw one out, like this:

Each day, think of 2 things you can do to be kind. Obviously you could do more but try to do some things that you wouldn't usually do.

Try to do some random acts of kindness (make sure it's not something that will get you in trouble)

  Mon   Tues  Wed  Thurs Fri      Sat    Sun  

Being kind

to others

             

Being kind

to myself

             

Being kind to others: Note: Some of these may be difficult with social distancing.

  •  Sit with someone who looks lonely. 
  • Be friendly to a child you aren’t normally friends with. 
  • Have a nice conversation with a loved one. 
  • Ask a family member if they would like a drink. 
  • Share a snack with a family member or friend. 
  • Write your teacher a note or a poem about why you like them. 
  • Clear the table after dinner without being asked. 
  • Pick up three pieces of litter when you go to the park.  
  • Smile and say hello to people you pass on the way to and from school.
  • Draw a picture for a loved one.

Being kind to yourself:

  •  Do some gentle exercise.
  • Read your favourite book or watch your favourite film.
  • Go for a walk.
  • Play with your pet.
  • Write down 3 things you are grateful for.
  • Spend some time in nature.
  • Do some arts and crafts.
  • Have a dance party.
  • Wear your favourite outfit.

Think of something kind you would like to do for someone, after lockdown ends. Write it in your book and draw a picture of you doing this.

 

 

 

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English

Tues 19th

May

Today is another chance to consolidate the use of similes and metaphors.

Remember, both are ways of describing something, by comparing it to something else but there is a subtle difference:

  • similes describe something as being like something else                      (using words like as and like)
  • metaphors describe something by saying it actually is something elseExamples:
  • The soldier was as brave as a lion.  (simile)
  • Like a lion, the soldier fought bravely.  (simile)
  • The soldier was a lion in battle.   (metaphor)

 

  • The nurse was as caring as an angel, sent from Heaven.   (simile)
  • The nurse tended to her patient like an angel, from above.  (simile)
  • The nurse was an angel tending to her patients, with never - ending care.  (metaphor)

 

Go to BBC Bitesize:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons?fbclid=IwAR1U4S8RSGtT-_rAZXwXAVlSGx5_fCX1A-CCk4mmQ455CV7vy1vKMimFByg

Go to Year 5 lessons. Find English 18th May 'Using similes and metaphors'

 

Learn: Watch clip 'What are similes and metaphors?'

Read information below the clip.

Practice:

Activity 1: answer the 4 questions about similes and metaphors online.

 

Activity 2: Look at the images of doctors and nurses as superheroes.

 

Read the information under the pictures, then write 3 similes and 3 metaphors about doctors and nurses, using the pictures as inspiration.

 

Extension: (If you have time)

Activity 3:

Print the worksheet (if you can) and complete activities on the sheet. Otherwise, look at the worksheet and have a go at changing some of the similes to metaphors.

 

Practise any Year 1 - 2 spellings or Year 3 - 4 spellings that you got wrong last week.

 

 

Accelerated Reading (including a quiz if ready to do so)  30 minutes

 

 

Maths

Tues 19th

May

LI: To read and write Roman numerals to 1000 (contd)

  •  Most children will continue from yesterday's work, going up one layer if they are getting on ok. (Remember to keep checking the answers after  

          every few questions).

  • If you are really struggling, use the converter tool on the Maths is Fun website. (write on your work 'used converter' if you do this).
  • If you are confident, and have finished Section C (layer 3) there are some extension tasks saved below:
  • NOTE: The mastery work is only for those children who have done the other work (up to Section C), and have fully understood it.

 

After about 20 minutes of work, all children have a choice: They can either continue, if they are just getting the hang of it, or: Try one of the extension tasks saved below:

  • There are other extension tasks for those children, who are getting there but need a bit more practice.
  • There are also some colour by numbers, using Roman numerals that all children can try.

As always, if you are struggling, feel free to email me to ask for help.

  • Mark your own work, using the answers saved below

 

 

Art

Tuesday

19th May

Visit Olaf Falafel's Art Club on You Tube

1st episode:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5h6VlosEVXA

You can access 7 episodes now. Choose one and have a go at one of the art projects.

 

 

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National Mental Health Awareness Week

Random acts of kindness:

Please remember to do some random acts of kindness and please keep filling in your calendar.

 

English

Wed 20th

May

 

Go to BBC Skillswise:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons?fbclid=IwAR1U4S8RSGtT-_rAZXwXAVlSGx5_fCX1A-CCk4mmQ455CV7vy1vKMimFByg

Go to Year 5 English  19th May 'Using homophones and paragraphs'

 

Homophones: words that sound the same but have different meanings and different spellings  (which you MUST learn), eg.

  • to, two and too    
  • where, wear,   
  • there, their and they're
  • here,  hear
  • see,   sea
  • night,   knight
  • jeans,  genes     etc.
  •  

Paragraphs: paragraphs are used to organise our writing. They make texts easier to read, by organising information that is linked together. They also allow a reader to follow a story: a new paragraph for each new character, setting or timescale.

 

Learn: Read descriptions of homophones and paragraphs

Watch Super Movers clip about 'Homophones'

 

Watch and join in video, 'How to use paragraphs'. 

Read information below the clip.

 

Practice:

Activity 1:  Decide where new paragraphs should start (online).

 

Activity 2: 

Imagine you see an advert to be an astronaut and write an application letter.

Can you come up with a title for the topic or main idea of each paragraph?

Write a simple title for each paragraph, for example, All about my qualifications.

Note: You do not have to write the letter (unless you want to of course)

 

Activity 3:

Look at (or print out) document 'Stories of the sea' 

The story extract has been split up into 7 sections. You need to reorganise them to make sense. 

 

Remember to make sure that sentences that are related to each other will be together. New ideas or different subjects will need a new paragraph. 

 

Read the whole extract in the new order. Does it make sense?

 

If you printed the sheet out: Glue pieces back in the order you have decided on. You then need to copy out the first paragraph in your best handwriting.

 

If you couldn't print it out: Copy out the first paragraph in your best handwriting, and from then on you could just copy the first three words of each paragraph, leaving a line between each paragraph starter, so I can see the order you have chosen. 

 

Note: There may be more than one solution.

 

Practise any Year 1 - 2 spellings or Year 3 - 4 spellings that you got wrong last week.

Accelerated Reading (including a quiz if ready to do so)  30 minutes

 

Maths

Wed 20th

May

For fun, I am setting you another escape room challenge for your Maths lesson. (Thankyou Miss Boddy for the idea)

There are 2 challenges:

The Seaside Escape 1D (medium difficulty)  creates a 4 digit code 

The Seaside Escape 2D (more difficult)        creates a 5 digit code

Each activity has 5 rooms. Each one has several questions to solve. For each room, you have to add up the answers you provide, to find the TOTAL for that room (be careful as in both escape rooms, sometimes the number you provide is part of the question). When you have the totals for the 5 rooms, you need to add them all together for the ESCAPE CODE. I would love it if you could email me your finished code, so I can share who has been successful.

 

For the last three Weeks, I have had emails from the parents of about 10 children giving escape codes. Let's try to improve that number this week. Remember:  As always, you will be able to email me if you are stuck and I will help you. 

 

You can print out the escape room challenges then put the answers on the sheet, if you are able to. Otherwise, just set them out in your book with the name of each room (underlined), then do the calculations underneath and give the total for each room. When you have done all the rooms, add your answers together to find the escape code at the end.

 

30 min Movement Challenge

 

Spend 30 mins being physically active... and try to get your family        involved too.

 

This could be:

  • dancing
  • football skills
  • your own made up obstacle course
  • practicing cartwheels etc (only if you have space of course)
  • a game of frisbee,
  • a cycle ride     etc, etc

It would be great if you could share some photos with you class. Feel free to email photos to me at:  Catherinerichardson@stonehill.herts.sch.uk 

 

 

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National Mental Health Awareness Week

Random acts of kindness:

Please remember to do some random acts of kindness and please keep filling in your calendar.

 

English

Thurs 21st

May

Go to BBC Skillswise:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons?fbclid=IwAR1U4S8RSGtT-_rAZXwXAVlSGx5_fCX1A-CCk4mmQ455CV7vy1vKMimFByg

 

Go to Year 5 English  20th May 'Using modal verbs'

We have done a fair bit of work on modal verbs already in Year 5. Modal verbs are sometimes called 'helper verbs' because they can help add clarity to other verbs. They can change the meaning of the verb.

 

Children in Year 5 (and above) have to show they can use modal verbs in their writing. 

 

Modal verbs can be used to show:

  • Possibility (might / might not, should / shouldn't).
  • Ability (can / can't, could / couldn't).
  • Obligation (must / must not, have to).
  • Give permission (can , may).

 

Learn: Read descriptions of modal verbs

Watch clip:   'Learn about modal verbs'

 

Watch video: 'Understanding modal verbs'. 

 

Read information below the clip.

 

Practice:

Activity 1: 

  • Highlight the modal verbs in the passage (online)
  • Complete the quiz about modal verbs

 

Activity 2: 

Note: There are 3 different levels: Please choose the best one for you.

*         For children who have support in English lessons 

(questions pg 1  answers pg 4)

 

* *    For children who rarely need support in English lessons

(questions pg 2  answers pg 4)

 

* * *  For more able writers

(questions pg 3  answers pg 5)

 

Print or look at the appropriate level worksheet for you.

Complete the sentences with modal verbs either on the sheet or in your book in your neatest handwriting.

 

If you did it on the sheet: Please copy at least 3 sentences in your neatest handwriting.

 

Extension: (If you have time)

Make a list of other modal verbs you can think of.

 

Practise any Year 1 - 2 spellings or Year 3 - 4 spellings that you got wrong last week.

 

Accelerated Reading (including a quiz if ready to do so)  30 minutes

 

Maths

Thurs 21st

May

LI: To add and subtract fractions within 1

Recap: 

denominator: the number at the bottom of the fraction. It tells you how many parts (or pieces) there are in the whole.

numerator: the number at the top of the fraction. It tells you how many parts you are thinking about the time, eg.A watermelon slice is cut into 4 quarters. One has been eaten, so 3/4 is left  (3 pieces left out of the original 4)

 

 

Visit BBC Bitesize:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons?fbclid=IwAR1U4S8RSGtT-_rAZXwXAVlSGx5_fCX1A-CCk4mmQ455CV7vy1vKMimFByg

Find Year 5     18th May  Maths  'Add and subtract fractions within 1' 

Learn:

We will start by remembering two skills we have used before:

A: Adding fractions with the same denominator

B: Finding  equivalent fractions 

 (fractions, which might look different but are worth the same)

         1/2 = 2/4 = 4/8                   

Read the information on the page 

Watch video: 'Fractions: Add and subtract fractions within 1 Part A'

Pause video to solve questions as you go.

 

Read the information on the page 

Watch video: 'Fractions: Add and subtract fractions within 1 Part B'

Pause video to solve questions as you go.

 

Practice:

Activity 1 

Add and subtract fractions worksheet 1

These activities help you develop a deep understanding of how to add and subtract fractions by using a common denominator.

Click on the worksheet. If you can print it out, that's fine, if not, read each question and answer in your green book.

  • Check your answers by clicking on the button below the worksheet.

Activity 2  

Add and subtract fractions worksheet 2

These activities help you develop a deep understanding of how to add and subtract fractions with different denominators.

 

Note: The diagrams are there to help you understand and visualise the calculations. Once you become more confident, you might like to try to find the solution to these questions, without using the pictures. You can do this by covering the right-hand side of the page.

 

  • Check your answers by clicking on the button below the worksheet.

Mark your work, using purple pen.

 

Spend some time on Times Tables Rockstars or Purple Mash (Maths).

 

French

Thurs 21st

May

Visit:   https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach

Click:   Video Resources for 7-11 year olds

Click:    French 7-11 

Choose: Virtually there - France 

Watch:   English KS2 'Favourite hobbies'

 

Listen carefully to the French pronunciation of each phrase and repeat.

Pause the video clips and listen again if needed. 

 

 

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If you

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National Mental Health Awareness Week

Random acts of kindness:

Please remember to do some random acts of kindness and please keep filling in your calendar.

 

English

Fri 22nd

May

Go to BBC Skillswise:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons?fbclid=IwAR1U4S8RSGtT-_rAZXwXAVlSGx5_fCX1A-CCk4mmQ455CV7vy1vKMimFByg

 

Go to Year 5 English  21st May 'Writing a thank you letter'

Learn:

Watch video about writing a formal letter

Read information below video clip about the features of a formal letter.

 

Practice:  Activity 1

Complete quiz, 'How to write a formal letter'.

 

Activity 2

Write your very own thank you letter to our wonderful Healthcare Heroes.

Remember to use the correct features of a formal letter.

Top tip!

Remember, checking your work and redrafting is part of the writing process. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes!

Super challenge

Think back to the other lessons from this week. In your letter, try to include:

  • similes and metaphors
  • modal verbs
  • adjectives
  • clear paragraphs

 

Extension (if you have time):

Write a letter to Captain Thomas Moore congratulating him on his incredible fundraising efforts!

 

Practise any Year 1 - 2 spellings or Year 3 - 4 spellings that you got wrong last week.

 

Accelerated Reading (including a quiz if ready to do so)  30 minutes

 

Maths

Fri 22nd

May

LI: To add two mixed numbers

Go to BBC Bitesize

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons?fbclid=IwAR1U4S8RSGtT-_rAZXwXAVlSGx5_fCX1A-CCk4mmQ455CV7vy1vKMimFByg

Find Year 5       Maths        20th May       'Adding two mixed numbers'

 

Remember: Mixed numbers are when you have a whole number with a fraction, eg.

2 ⅖       1 ⅗      4⅛      11⅛     12⅚     3⅞

so they are always more than a whole number.

 

Read information on the web page:

 

Method

This method allows you to break down (partition) the mixed numbers into fractions and whole numbers so that you can add them separately.

1¹⁄₃ + 2²/₉

 

Step 1: Partition the mixed numbers so you are left with the whole numbers together and the fractions together.

1 + 2 = 3

¹⁄₃ + ²/₉ =

You can quickly add the whole numbers together to make 3

 

Step 2: Focus on the fractions now. They have different denominators, so you need to change one into its equivalent fraction so they have the same denominator.

You can’t simplify ²/₉ any further to turn it into a third, so you have to change ¹⁄₃.

 

Multiply the numerator and denominator by 3

1/3 is the same as 3/9

 

Step 3: Now you can add the numerators together.

³/₉ + ²/₉ = ⁵/₉

 

Step 4: Finally, add the answers from the whole numbers and fractions together.

3 + ⁵/₉ = 3⁵/₉

 

 

Here’s a checklist to remind you of the steps while you work:

  1. Partition and add whole numbers.
  2. Check and change denominators.
  3. Add the fractions.
  4. Whole numbers answer + fractions answer = final answer!

 

Activity 1

Measuring Rainfall

Click on or print out worksheet

Solve problems by adding rainfall measurements (involving mixed numbers).

Use the method above.

Check answers, marking in purple pen.

 

Activity 2

Adding mixed numbers

Click on or print out worksheet

Solve problems involving adding mixed numbers.

Use the method above.

Check answers, marking in purple pen.

 

Spend some time on Times Tables Rockstars or Purple Mash (Maths).

 

 

Friday

22nd May

Computing

Log on to Purple Mash. Choose an activity from the Computing section.

If you haven't already done so, try some coding 2Code. designing a game using 2DIY3D, animating using 2animate or drawing using drawing tools.

 

It's time now to extend our learning.

 

Note: Please make sure if you are using a paint programme, you are doing it at an age-appropriate level, eg. by drawing your own picture (not just colouring in) and by using different thicknesses of brush or pencil, experimenting with using the paint spray tools and using the paint pot to flood areas of colour etc.

  

This is something I knocked up in 10 mins, during a staff meeting about Purple Mash. I'm sure you can do something much better.

 

If you are using 2animate, try to draw one picture, then repeat it making a small change. Repeat until your drawing appears to be moving.

 

Please save your work in your own folder on Purple Mash.

 

If you email me, I'll take a look at your handiwork! 

 

Well done to those children, who have been saving their Computing  work in their Purple Mash folders.

 

2DIY3D   There are some very good games produced, some with several different levels.

 

 

Mental Health Awareness Week Activities 'Seven Days of Kindness Calendar' (age 5-11 years)

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Next week is the half-term holiday, so I will not be posting any lessons for the week.

 

However, if you want to do any catching up, I will be very happy to continue offering support.

 

You can email me on:  Catherinerichardson@stonehill.herts.sch.uk 

 

Year 5 pupils can also email me directly (with parents permission) and I will reply.

 

  • Please continue emailing your fabulous photos.
  • Feel free to share anything you are proud of.
  • I would also love to hear about your 'random acts of kindness'.

 

The new half-term (Summer 2) begins on Monday June 1st.

 

 

Stay safe and remember to relax next week!

 

                                                 Mrs Richardson  smiley

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Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of V.E Day

Year 5's V.E Day themed pictures

George's Marvellous Medicine: links for Rik Mayall reading the book on Jackanory (Youtube)

Newspaper templates: George's Marvellous Medicine

V.E Day Reading comprehensions

Success Stories:

Escape Rooms:

Sweet Shop Escape Rooms:  (Please email me your escape codes)

Well done to: Megan, Nathan, Nifemi, Jack G, Emily, DeAndre, Jayden

 

Haunted House Escape Rooms:  (Please email me your escape codes)

Well done to: Emily, Nathan, Jack G, DeAndre, Megan, Jack B, Nifemi, Theo, Matthew, Samarlia

 

Zoo Escape Rooms:  (Please email me your escape codes)

Well done to: Jack G, Nathan, Megan, Holly, Nifemi, DeAndre, Theo, Matthew, 

 

Seaside Escape Rooms:  (Please email me your escape codes)

Well done to: DeAndre, Emily, Jack G, Matthew, Nifemi, 

 

Ocean Escape Rooms:  (Please email me your escape codes)

Well done to: Nathan, Sofia, Matthew, Jack G, Megan, Jeorjana, Theo, Nifemi, 

Maths Book 5A pgs 44-45 3D Shapes (for children to use if they have Book 5B)

Maths Book 5B pgs 50-51 Perpendicular and parallel lines (for children to use if they have Book 5A)

MATHS Monday 18th May: Roman Numerals (for all children) Scroll down for close up images of questions

Roman numerals Mastery tasks for children who have finished Section C (Layer 2) Tuesday 19th May

Union flag outlines (you can print these if you want to or just use them to copy from)

V.E Day word search

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P.E: These sessions are also going to be shown at 12:00 on This Morning ITV1

Joe Wicks will be streaming a live 30 minute PE session, suitable for KS1 upwards, every weekday morning at 9am.  The first session is on Monday 23rd March.  Minimal equipment and space is needed.  This is a great way to keep your children active at a time when it may be difficult to do so.  It looks like fun too! Here is the link to his Youtube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

       Note: These anthologies are identical inside

  Version 1                     Version 2

 
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Art & Design (Creative ideas)

Shadow Animals (use a torch to make shadows on a blank wall)

Online classes

Online classes 1

Your Photos : This is where I can post photos of Year 5 having fun with their learning.

(Email me your photos to share)

Year 5's 30 Minute Movement Challenge photos

Megan's board game

Caitlin's bunnies and board game

Nathan's robot drawing from Olaf Falafel's Art Club on Youtube (see the link on this page)

Nathan's robot drawing from Olaf Falafel's Art Club on Youtube  (see the link on this page) 1

Samarlia's drawings from Olaf Falafel's Art Club on Youtube (see the link on this page)

Tristan's robot drawing from Olaf Falafel's Art Club on Youtube (see the link on this page)

Tristan's robot drawing from Olaf Falafel's Art Club on Youtube (see the link on this page) 1

Sofia's sloth from Olaf Falafel's Art Club

Sofia's sloth from Olaf Falafel's Art Club 1

Jack Green's Artwork

Jack Green's Artwork 1
Jack Green's Artwork 2

Nifemi's sloth drawing from Olaf Falafel's Art Club on Youtube (see the link on this page)

More Fabulous Year 5 Activities: (don't forget to email your pictures to me)

Amazing Maths work happening in Year 5

Awesome English happening in Year 5

Reading outdoors... What could be better?

Nature Walks... Good for the soul!

P.E: These sessions are also going to be shown at 12:00 on This Morning ITV1

Joe Wicks will be streaming a live 30 minute PE session, suitable for KS1 upwards, every weekday morning at 9am.  The first session is on Monday 23rd March.  Minimal equipment and space is needed.  This is a great way to keep your children active at a time when it may be difficult to do so.  It looks like fun too! Here is the link to his Youtube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

Home Learning

 

 

David Walliams Daily story at 11am:

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/

Times Tables Rockstars

https://play.ttrockstars.com/

 

Spelling Shed

https://www.spellingshed.com/

 

Purple Mash

https://www.purplemash.com/sch/stonehill

 

Literacy Shed

https://www.literacyshed.com/home.html

What about PE?

Never fear, Joe Wicks is here!

Joe Wicks will be streaming a live 30 minute PE session, suitable for KS1 upwards, every weekday morning at 9am.  The first session is on Monday 23rd March.  Minimal equipment and space is needed.  This is a great way to keep your children active at a time when it may be difficult to do so.  It looks like fun too! Here is the link to his Youtube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

 

Premier Sports Stay Active

This link will allow you to sign in to the Premier Sports Stay Active site.  This has been set up for parents and has lots of resources that you can use with your children to promote physical activity, health and wellbeing and lifeskills.  Well worth a look!

https://www.premier-education.com/stay-active/

Spring Term Highlights:

 

Art Week: (w/b  27th January 2020)

 

 

World Book Day

World Book Day 1
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Autumn 1

Year 5 have had a very busy first half-term.

 

In English, we have learnt the features of a biography and have written a biography for Mary Anning. We also read some short stories from a book called, 'Tales from Outer Suburbia' by Shaun Tan and explored the author's use of language. 

 

In Maths, we worked on place value, writing larger numbers and rounding. We converted fractions to decimals and vice-versa. Another major focus was multiplying and dividing by powers of 10.

 

In topic, we learned about the properties of materials. We did some experiments, focussing on fair testing. 

 

In Art & Design Week, we learnt to sew and produced a very effective collaborative collage based on our 'Materials' topic. Each child did their own small collage, representing a particular material. The finished result is on display in the entrance hall and has attracted lots of positive comments. 

Art & Design Week: DT focus (w/b 30th September 2019) Sewing project linked to Science

Art & Design Week: DT focus  (w/b  30th September 2019)                              Sewing project linked to Science 1
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Autumn 2

 

This is going to be a very busy half-term. Our new topic, 'The Vikings', has a history focus and also includes some geography. Viking Day on 27th November will be very fun and informative. We will be looking for some adult volunteers to help on the day.  Parents and Grandparents, who have helped on previous occasions, have always thoroughly enjoyed their day. If you think you can help, please speak to Mrs Richardson or the school office ASAP.

 

In Maths, we will be learning some new methods of calculation and will be consolidating and deepening our prior learning with mastery activities. 

 

In English, we will be exploring poetry and will link this to Remembrance Day. After this, we will be studying Shakespeare's play, 'Macbeth'. Children benefit enormously from studying these fascinating works of literature and immersing themselves in the richness of Shakespeare's language.  The story of 'Macbeth' is still really rivetting and children love it.

 

Year 5 are very fortunate that we still have coaches from Stevenage F.C to teach P.E this half-term. These lessons will continue on Monday afternoons until Christmas. It is very important that children bring their P.E kit for these sessions, for hygiene reasons and also to set up good organisation skills for Secondary school. 

 

By Year 5, children should be responsible enough to bring the correct equipment each day (eg reading book, planner and P.E kit). Most of our children manage this, but far too many are turning up without the things they know that they need. It is worth noting that repeated failure to bring the correct equipment to school can result in a yellow or red card. 

 

Over the next few weeks, we will be practising Christmas songs ready for our 'Carols on the Playground' at the end of term.

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Essential Websites:

(Children should go on these 2 or 3 times per week)

Spelling Shed and Times Tables Rockstars are an ongoing

part of children's homework, together with their reading and

Learning Log tasks of course :)

 

Woodlands Junior is a fabulous, and completely safe, website to support

children's learning in all areas of the curriculum.

Their Maths Zone is especially good for practising and consolidating all

the different mathematical concepts children need to understand.

There are lots of games and activities to do.

Homework Help is great for home learning involving research. 

Diary Dates:

 

Viking Day: Wednesday 27th November

Year 5 Class Assembly: Thursday 5th December 9:00 am


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