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Buzzard - YEAR 5

Home Learning until week beginning 29th June will now be posted on these tabs -------------------->

 

 

 

Meet the Team!

Mrs L Shotliff
Class Teacher
Mrs P Aspray
Teaching Assistant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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NOTE: From Week Beginning 29th June 2020-

All Home-learning will be found on the link below. 

 

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or 

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(If link not working- To get to the page go to- Homepage- Learning-Curriculum-- Home-learning-English Home-learning- Week Beg....planning) 

Hi Buzzards, 

Hope you are all well and had a good week.  I know some of you are beginning to find the Home-Learning tricky, and are feeling less motivated.  Please just do what you can and try to keep positive. It has been nice to see some Buzzards back at school, but we all miss the rest of you lots.  Please continue to send me some of the hard work you have done.  Did you try to draw a giraffe using the tutorial? Did you enjoy doing the Zentangle giraffes?  The Buzzard children in my pod are doing very similar things to what you have been assigned to do at home.  Take care Buzzards and please keep positive!  Love Mrs Shotliff 

Motivational Giraffe

Hi Buzzards, or should I say Jambo Buzzards! 

Hope you are all well?  It is very strange being at school without you all.  Missing you all very much.  Thank you to those who have sent me a birthday message and cards on Friday.  It was so lovely to see some of you on video with your message.  

 

Please continue to work hard.  The next English unit is a little challenging- but you should enjoy it, as the film is brilliant (well I love it) :)) Just do what you can!  If you find it far too tricky then please do a non chronological report on giraffes (information booklet or PPP about giraffes).  See easier task on this week's learning page.  

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Look at this beautiful giraffe I saw on safari in Tanzania.  I wonder what type of giraffe it is from the markings?  Can you find out?  

Don't forget all home learning is now on the Home Learning Tabs at the top right hand-side.  This week's is dated within that tab.  

Thank you all to those who have sent me some work.  Please continue to email me on buzzard@lmpsdorset.co.uk  

Please continue to do your online learning too (Spellingframe, TT Rockstars, Mathletics).

Have a lovely week Buzzard!  Keep making me proud with all the hard work you are doing? 

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Hi Buzzards, 

Hope you are all well and had a lovely half term.  I won't be planning all your home learning now as I will be back at school.  Please continue to work hard!  You will get English lessons, Maths lessons and various foundation subjects. 

The tabs at the top right hand side is where you will now find all your learning (Maths, English, Foundation Home learning) 

Please continue with your TT Rockstars, Mathletics and Spelling learning that has been set for you too.  Please also work through your learning packs!

I will set you Spellings from next week. (please revise the patterns you need to revisit this week) 

I would still love to see some of the work that you have done- so please make sure you keep emailing me on buzzard@lmpsdorset.co.uk

I will reply when I can.  I will try my hardest to keep putting some of your work in our amazing gallery.  

If there are any questions/ issues regarding the home-learning- then please email too and someone (if not me) will get back to you at some point.  

Take care Buzzards and Keep safe.  I miss you all dearly.

 

Mrs Shotliff 

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Friday 22nd  May 2020:

Hi Buzzard, 

Hope you are all well and managed to enjoy some sunshine!  It was a scorcher! One more learning day Buzzards then you can have a break.  We can do this! 

There will be no home learning next week- but by all means continue with the online learning if you wish to and also work through the learning packs.  You can also continue reading Viking Boy as we will not be able to use this for our learning, so please read it. You can also catch up with any learning that you may have missed if you want to (don't foget the family quizes and Friday Fun Challenge!).  This is a week's break for you are your parents but if you wish to do some learning- you have some options. 

Have a great week Buzzards!

Learning for today:

Please note that Whiterose worksheets and answer sheets are now attached on our weekly learning page. You will still need to go on their website to watch the video.  

  1. Please go to https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/
  2. Click on Summer Term Week 4. Challenge- is available on the website.     

 

Please go to learning page for this week - click here:

All tasks for this week are listed  here.  Remember your maths, English and TT Rockstars/mental workout  is daily

English- lesson  5 Eye of the Storm poetry performance

(please send in your videos to buzzard@lmpsdorset.co.uk- tell your parents to what's app it first to another number and ask them to what's app it back - then email it to me.  This will make the video smaller so that your parents can send it via email)

and spelling frame- TEST!!!!! 

Extra English- reading comp and skills work (commas- in your CGP booklet) 

Maths- whiterose, lesson 5- challenge matheletics, - on learning page 

TTRockstars (20 daily sessions) and Mental maths workout(work through own pace) 

French and music -attached on learning page (ready for Tuesday)

Art- animals made from leaves 

PSHCE- Miss Coombs colouring (mindfulness colouring)

Science-  Storm in a glass experiment 

Weekly quiz- week 2- attached on learning page 

PE- challenge 3 -attached on learning page - sock challenge

Geography - week 2- attached on learning page 

Extra learning - all booklets in folders (please avoid CGP grammar booklet if possible unless told to complete)

If you want to read Viking Boy- then please do so.  You can have a look at the VIPERS too to secure understanding! 

 

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Thursdays 21st May 2020:

Hi Buzzard, 

Hope you are all well and managed to enjoy some sunshine!  Two more learning days Buzzards then you can have a break.  We can do this! 

Please note that Whiterose worksheets and answer sheets are now attached on our weekly learning page. You will still need to go on their website to watch the video.  

  1. Please go to https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/
  2. Click on Summer Term Week 4. There is a change to the resources available. You will still be able to access the videos on these website, but the worksheets will be attached to the bottom of the page      

 

Please go to learning page for this week - click here:

All tasks for this week are listed  here.  Remember your maths, english and TT Rockstars/mental workout  is daily

English- lesson  4 Eye of the Storm poetry

and spelling frame- on learning page 

Extra English- reading comp and skills work (commas- in your CGP booklet) 

Maths- whiterose, lesson 4 matheletics, - on learning page 

TTRockstars (20 daily sessions) and Mental maths workout(work through own pace) 

French and music -attached on learning page (ready for Tuesday)

Art- animals made from leaves 

PSHCE- Miss Coombs colouring (mindfulness colouring)

Science-  Storm in a glass experiment 

Weekly quiz- week 2- attached on learning page 

PE- challenge 3 -attached on learning page - sock challenge

Geography - week 2- attached on learning page 

Extra learning - all booklets in folders (please avoid CGP grammar booklet if possible unless told to complete)

If you want to read Viking Boy- then please do so.  You can have a look at the VIPERS too to secure understanding! 

Wednesday 20th May 2020:

Hi Buzzard, 

Hope you are all well!

Please note that Whiterose worksheets and answer sheets are now attached on our weekly learning page. You will still need to go on their website to watch the video.  

  1. Please go to https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/
  2. Click on Summer Term Week 4. There is a change to the resources available. You will still be able to access the videos on these website, but the worksheets will be attached to the bottom of the page      

 

Please go to learning page for this week - click here:

All tasks for this week are listed  here.  Remember your maths, english and TT Rockstars/mental workout  is daily

English- lesson  3 Eye of the Storm poetry

and spelling frame- on learning page 

Extra English- reading comp and skills work (commas- in your CGP booklet) 

Maths- whiterose, lesson 3 matheletics, - on learning page 

TTRockstars (20 daily sessions) and Mental maths workout(work through own pace) 

French and music -attached on learning page (ready for Tuesday)

Art- animals made from leaves 

PSHCE- Miss Coombs colouring (mindfulness colouring)

Science-  Storm in a glass experiment 

Weekly quiz- week 2- attached on learning page 

PE- challenge 3 -attached on learning page - sock challenge

Geography - week 2- attached on learning page 

Extra learning - all booklets in folders (please avoid CGP grammar booklet if possible unless told to complete)

If you want to read Viking Boy- then please do so.  You can have a look at the VIPERS too to secure understanding! 

Tuesday 19th May 2020

Hi Buzzard, 

Hope you are all well and had a good Monday?

Please note that Whiterose worksheets and answer sheets are now attached on our weekly learning page. You will still need to go on their website to watch the video.  

  1. Please go to https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/
  2. Click on Summer Term Week 4. There is a change to the resources available. You will still be able to access the videos on these website, but the worksheets will be attached to the bottom of the page      

 

Please go to learning page for this week - click here:

All tasks for this week are here.  Remember your maths, english and TT Rockstars/mental workout  is daily

English- lesson  2 Eye of the Storm poetry

and spelling frame- on learning page 

Extra English- reading comp and skills work (commas)

Maths- whiterose, lesson 2 matheletics, - on learning page 

TTRockstars (20 daily sessions) and Mental maths workout(work through own pace) 

French and music -attached on learning page (ready for Tuesday)

Art- animals made from leaves 

PSHCE- Miss Coombs colouring (mindfulness colouring)

Science-  Storm in a glass experiment 

Weekly quiz- week 2- attached on learning page 

PE- challenge 3 -attached on learning page - sock challenge

Geography - week 2- attached on learning page 

Extra learning - all booklets in folders (please avoid CGP grammar booklet if possible unless told to complete)

If you want to read Viking Boy- then please do so.  You can have a look at the VIPERS too to secure understanding! 

 

Monday 18th May 2020

Hi Buzzards, 

Hope you are all well and had a restful weekend!  I know that some of you may be finding this whole situation a real challenge.  It definitely isn't an easy situation.  I know that some of your are missing your friends and school very much.  Believe me I am too. When you are having a bad day- or feel like giving up- please read my favourite poem to keep you going! 

 

I must say I am so impressed with how some of you are working and trying so hard with your learning!  Keep this up and keep emailing me as I love to hear from you all!  If you haven't sent in any work or photographs yet- please do so as I would love to hear from you all!  

I have learnt a few things during this time about my buzzards- that they are artistic and great chefs!  I hope to be able to sample some of your culinary delights very soon! 

 

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Some of the teachers have looked at your lovely foods and art pictures and they have been blown away.  I am one happy and proud teacher!  Keep this up my Buzzards!  Please make sure you have a look at the gallery daily, to see everyone's master creations and work!  

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Some of you may know that Miss Coombs does her writing art when she is not in school.  She was asked to design a colouring page  by coroheroes.org to say thank you to all key workers.  You can download the coloured poster above or a download the blank colouring poster to do yourself on her website:

https://www.amy-writes.co.uk/

Learning for today Monday 18th May 2020

Please go to learning page for this week - click here:

English- lesson  Eye of the Storm poetry

and spelling frame- on learning page 

Extra English- reading comp and skills work (commas)

Maths- whiterose, matheletics, - on learning page 

TTRockstars (20 daily sessions) and Mental maths workout(work through own pace) 

French and music -attached on learning page (ready for Tuesday)

Art- animals made from leaves 

PSHCE- Miss Coombs colouring (mindfulness colouring)

Science-  Storm in a glass experiment 

Weekly quiz- week 2- attached on learning page 

PE- challenge 3 -attached on learning page - sock challenge

Geography - week 2- attached on learning page 

Extra learning - all booklets in folders (please avoid CGP grammar booklet if possible unless told to complete)

If you want to read Viking Boy- then please do so.  You can have a look at the VIPERS too to secure understanding! 

Friday 15th May 2020

Click here to go to this week's learning page

Apologies from Miss Wells- the updated Music plans are attached on the learning page.

Please see Friday's Family Fun Challenge (attached below on this page)- catching coins from your elbow!

 

English- lesson  and spelling frame- on learning page 

Maths- whiterose, matheletics, - on learnng page 

TTRockstars and Mental maths workout 

French and music -attached on learning page

Art-  Kadinsky art attached on learning page-

https://artprep.weebly.com/kandinsky-concentric-circles.html

PSHCE- see link on learning page 

Science- see website and video on learning page 

Weekly quiz- attached on learning page 

PE- challenge 2 -attached on learning page 

Geography - week 1- attached on learning page 

Extra learning - all booklets in folders (please avoid CGP grammar booklet if possible)

If you want to read Viking Boy- then please do so.  

Click here to go to this week's learning page

Thursday 14th May 2020

Click here to go to this week's learning page

Apologies from Miss Wells- the updated Music plans are attached on the learning page.

English- lesson  and spelling frame- on learning page 

Maths- whiterose, matheletics, - on learnng page 

TTRockstars and Mental maths workout 

French and music -attached on learning page

Art-  Kadinsky art attached on learning page-

https://artprep.weebly.com/kandinsky-concentric-circles.html

PSHCE- see link on learning page 

Science- see website and video on learning page 

Weekly quiz- attached on learning page 

PE- challenge 2 -attached on learning page 

Geography - week 1- attached on learning page 

Extra learning - all booklets in folders (please avoid CGP grammar booklet if possible)

If you want to read Viking Boy- then please do so.  

Click here to go to this week's learning page

 

Wednesday 13th May 2020

Click here to go to this week's learning page

Apologies from Miss Wells- the updated Music plans are attached on the learning page.

English- lesson  and spelling frame- on learning page 

Maths- whiterose, matheletics, - on learnng page 

TTRockstars and Mental maths workout 

French and music -attached on learning page

Art-  Kadinsky art attached on learning page-

https://artprep.weebly.com/kandinsky-concentric-circles.html

PSHCE- see link on learning page 

Science- see website and video on learning page 

Weekly quiz- attached on learning page 

PE- challenge 2 -attached on learning page 

Geography - week 1- attached on learning page 

Extra learning - all booklets in folders (please avoid CGP grammar booklet if possible)

If you want to read Viking Boy- then please do so.  

Click here to go to this week's learning page

 

Tuesday 12th May 2020

Bonjour Buzzards, 

Hope you are all well.  Thank you to all who have sent me some amazing work- our gallery is looking really good.  Please have a peruse!

If you would like to see some of your work in the gallery- then please make sure you email me on:

buzzard@lmpsdorset.co.uk

I hope you have managed to have a look at this week's learning and created a timetable for the week. This is just a reminder of the things you could do below: Click here to go to this week's learning page. 

English- lesson  and spelling frame- on learning page 

Maths- whiterose, matheletics, - on learnng page 

TTRockstars and Mental maths workout 

French and music -attached on learning page

Art-  Kadinsky art attached on learning page-

https://artprep.weebly.com/kandinsky-concentric-circles.html

PSHCE- see link on learning page 

Science- see website and video on learning page 

Weekly quiz- attached on learning page 

PE- challenge 2 -attached on learning page 

Geography - week 1- attached on learning page 

Extra learning - all booklets in folders (please avoid CGP grammar booklet if possible)

If you want to read Viking Boy- then please do so.  

Click here to go to this week's learning page. 

 

 

 

Monday 11th May 2020

Staff Toilet-roll  Challenge

Have you watched the staff's video on Youtube?  We all miss you very much.  If you enjoy watching the video with your families- please ask your parents if they have a spare few pennies to give to Lytchett Matravers Angels (who support people who need some support during this difficult time).

https://youtu.be/mdYUH5SmWQU

 

My VE day Celebrations: 

 

 

 

Isaac wanted to read some war poetry to you all- so we made a video for you!

 

 

Learning For this week:

Please find all learning from this week on this week's learning page; 

Click here to go to this week's page. 

 

Friday 8th May 

Lest We Forget. | News Post Page

There is no formal learning today- but if you would still like to do some- please look on the main learning page for this week!

I found these poems that you may want to read during your VE day celebrations.  

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/ve-day-poetry-pack-ages-7-11-t-e-2550254

Happy VE Day Buzzards

 

Thursday 7th May

Good morning Buzzards, hope you are all well.  How is it Thursday already?  I am looking forward to seeing some of your Beowulf biographies when you are finished, so please email them into me. How is your VE day celebration planning going for tomorrow?  I can't wait to see how you commemorate this day in history and how you will be celebrating with your families.  Please don't forget to share your celebration photos.    I'll be having a small tea party with my family. 

Have you done your VE day art  that Mrs Wood Set for you? (see learning page attachment for step by step instructions).

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Learning tasks for today:  Please find detailed learning on this week's page- 

Please click here to go to this week's learning page. 

  • English- Thursday lesson, Spellingframe 
  • Maths- Whiterose Thursday's lesson week 1 (lesson 4), Matheletics, TT Rockstars (mental maths workout)
  • French- attached on weekly learning page - if not done yet
  • Music -attached on weekly learning page - if not done yet  
  • Science/ geography also attached on main learning page. 
  • PE- challenge 1 -attached on weekly learning page
  • VE day reading comprehension attached on weekly learning page (can be done any day this week)
  • Preparation for VE day attached resources/ideas on weekly learning page 
  • VE art (as above) 
  • Extra learning if needed (from pack)
  • Family Quiz

Wednesday 6th May 2020

Hi Buzzards, 

Hope you are all well.  I  had so many lovely emails from some of you yesterday, which brightened up my day!  I have put some of your work on our gallery.  Pleas have a look.  For those of you who haven't emailed me yet- please do so.  It would be lovely to hear from you!

buzzard@lmpsdorset.co.uk

Learning tasks for today:  Please find detailed learning on this week's page- 

Please click here to go to this week's learning page. 

  • English- Wednesday lesson, Spellingframe 
  • Maths- Whitrose Wednesday's lesson week 1 (lesson 3), Matheletics, TT Rockstars (mental maths workout)
  • French- attached on weekly learning page - if not done yesterday 
  • Music -attached on weekly learning page - if not done yesterday 
  • PE- challenge 1 -attached on weekly learning page
  • VE day reading comprehension attached on weekly learning page (can be done any day this week)
  • Preparation for VE day attached resources/ideas on weekly learning page 
  • Extra learning if needed (from pack)
  • Family Quiz

I have also attached a quiz for you to do with your families.  This could be saved until the weekend if you wish!  May the best team win!  Let me know how you get on!  (attached on weekly learning page!)

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 5th of May 2020

Hello Buzzards, 

Hope you are well and you got on okay with the new class webpages.  Remember your weekly learning page is on the right hand side.  All the resources for the week will be on the weekly planning page too, attached at the bottom. 

Please click here to go to this week's learning page.   

I apologise if I haven't replied to some of your emails that had gone to my junk box.  I have replied to them all now.  Please keep emailing me and sending me your lovely work and photos.  I really do enjoy hearing from you and seeing all the great things you are doing at home.

I will put some of the great photos and work on our gallery for you to share with the class, but I need permission from your parents to do so.  So if you don't see any of the photos you have sent to me- let your parents know so that they can give me permission to do so if they would like them to go on.  

I know you all have slightly different working timetables- but below is a brief outline of tasks for the day:

Learning tasks for today:

  • English- Tuesday lesson, Sellingframe 
  • Maths- Whitrose Tuesday's lesson (lesson 2), Matheletics, TT Rockstars (mental maths workout)
  • French- attached on weekly learning page 
  • Music -attached on weekly learning page 
  • PE- challenge 1 -attached on weekly learning page
  • VE day reading comprehension attached on weekly learning page (can be done any day this week)
  • Preparation for VE day attached resources/ideas on weekly learning page 
  • Extra learning if needed (from pack)

 

Monday 4th May 2020

Please click here to go to this week's learning page.  I have attached everything you will need on the bottom of the week's page too. I hope that you will find this easier to navigate around our learning area. 

I will put any messages or information for the week on here- so please always have a look here first before going to the week's learning page.

I will also keep putting your lovely photos/work you send me in our amazing gallery.  Please keep sending them in to:

buzzard@lmpsdorset.co.uk

I love hearing from you and seeing all the great work you are doing at home.

Take care Buzzards, keep safe! 

I am one proud Teacher!  Well done to you all who participated in the battle of the Bands- you did so very well.  Keep this fantastic times-tables spirit up! Keep 'rocking and playing in the Buzzard band!'  Well done to the top 8 band members!  Friday Funny: Go Ahead, Give Your Boss A Thumbs Up

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Summer Term Home Learning

Message for parents:

Your children's weekly home-learning will consist of the following.  Please do what you can with the children, as I know these are difficult times for us all. 

1. White Rose Maths – your child’s teacher will direct you to a lesson on the White Rose home learning hub (https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/) . Your child will need to watch the video and either discuss or complete the questions on the worksheet. Answers are also provided as part of the lesson. No login or password is required. 

2. Daily Mathletics – a number of activities will be set each day for your child to complete. Visit https://login.mathletics.com/ and login with your child’s username and password.

3. Daily Times tables sessions to be completed using TT Rockstars (https://play.ttrockstars.com/) (Please note this learning will not be set for Year 1)

4. Spellings – daily practising of individualised spellings on Spellingframe (https://spellingframe.co.uk/)

5. Literacy – either a written, grammar or reading task will be set for your child to complete. The teacher will include a learning objective and success criteria so that you will be able to mark the work with the children.

6. French/Music/Art and fun challenges will also be set for the week- do them when is best for you during the week. 

Extra Work in your packs that can be done at anytime: 

Arithmetic test booklet (your parents could use these type of questions to write their own arithmetic tests for you)

Favela street kid – reading into writing pack (Twinkl)

Spring activity booklet – English (Twinkl)

Spring- activity booklet – Maths (Twinkl)

Maths mystery games- St Geoge’s day (Twinkl)- St George's Day is on Thursday 23rd April 

CGP – maths exercises start up/into gear, tough challenge whole booklet – answers at the back

Project Platinum – activity pack

Please encourage the children to do some kind of physical activity each day, whether they do Joe Wicks, Go Noodle, or play in the garden or go out for a family walk/run.  This will make their minds more alert and ready for learning.  

 

Missing Usernames and Passwords 
 

Missing Usernames and Passwords If you are missing passwords for Mathletics, Spellingframe or TT Rockstars please email resetpass@lmpsdorset.co.uk and we will send you usernames and passwords as soon as possible.

 

 

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Easter Holidays

We won’t be setting home learning over the Easter holidays. However, we have created some fun activities you could complete in the holiday. You can download the lists at the bottom of the page (Easter Tasks, Holiday ideas, More Rainbow art, Easter quiz, Rabbit/Egg art). Home learning from the last two weeks will still remain on the class page, should you wish to access it.

  • There will be no Spellingframe, TT Rockstars, or Matheletics set but by all means still go on them if you would like to practice!
  • Optional Daily Diary- for those of you who like to keep busy- you could write a daily or weekly diary entry if you want something to do.  You will look back when you’re older at this pandemic- so you may want to write about what you did and how you felt during this time.

Diary Entry -Success Criteria:

 

  • included an introduction to set the scene and create atmosphere
  • used adventurous vocabulary to describe the places where the events take place
  • written in the past tense
  • used personal pronouns: I, we, my, me
  • talked about important events

 

  • talked about feelings, reaction and opinions from your point of view 
  • used time conjunctions (e.g. beforeafteraswhenwhileuntilsince)
  • used paragraphs to organise the events
  • used inverted commas to quote direct speech

Reading:

Feel free to read Viking Boy- from the beginning.  Just be prepared to go back to chapters later on if needed.

We hope you all have a pleasant Easter.  We know some of you will be finding this whole situation a real challenge and very unsettling. We know that you are missing all your friends, family and freedom (and hopefully school too)- like we are too.  Please hang in there- and keep positive.  Be good!  Stay safe!  Keep smiling!

Sending you all lots of Easter love and hugs. 

Love Mrs Shotliff and Mrs Aspray xxx

 

 

 


 

Home- Learning 

Please Read information below before you begin- tasks for this week are below.

Hello All

Good Morning Buzzards I hope you are all well and those of you who were poorly are now feeling better. I know this whole situation is very surreal and some of you were a little worried and upset about what is happening.   I'm sorry I wasn't able to answer all your questions this week as this is a very unimaginable dilemma that we are facing. I need you to stay positive, stay focussed and make sure you speak to your parents if you are feeling anxious or have any questions. 

This book written for children- may help you understand what is going on:

https://nursedottybooks.com/dave-the-dog-is-worried-about-coronavirus-2/?fbclid=IwAR1-OUnH19qlyQqeNY6_KuSprQljU1WlgrYCJ7FrrKmEqnSJ4eFflLJo6uo

I need you to also do me a huge favour, and make sure you are kind to your parents and help out when you can. This includes listening to them whilst they are trying to work from home.  We all need to be united during this challenging time.  

I am sorry I wasn't able to wish you all well and say farewell for now.  I am sure we will soon see each other again and I hope that our noisy Buzzard class will be reunited shortly :)) 

Your Work Packs:

If you haven't already done so- go through your work packs to familiarise yourself with what is in there.   Please look after the two texts in your pack, Beowulf and Viking Boy, and return them when we get back to school. If you are missing anything I refer to in the daily tasks, I apologise. I know a few of you were eager to look into them yesterday- and so I found a few tasks left on the table that you left behind which I'm not sure who they belong to. Please look at the available resources available on the free websites  below and find a similar task to do if needed. 

What’s in Your Pack:

Brief covering letter

Blank Timetable

Log ins for TT Rockstars, Spelling Frame and Mathletics / google classroom on folder

Draft book

Doodle book

Lined/plain paper

Beowulf book and vipers questions

Viking boy book and vipers questions

CGP grammar booklet- pg 33-63 and answer booklet

Arithmetic test booklet (your parents could use these type of questions to write their own arithmetic tests for you)

Favela street kid – reading into writing pack (Twinkl)

Spring activity booklet – English (Twinkl)

Spring- activity booklet – Maths (Twinkl)

Maths mystery games- St Geoge’s day (Twinkl)

CGP – maths exercises start up/into gear, tough challenge whole booklet – answers at the back

Project Platinum – activity pack

Timetable Task:

The first task that I will need you all to do is to go through your daily time-table with an adult so that you can plan your days/ week accordingly.  It is important that you have some structure and routine so that you can keep focused and ensure that you are doing a good mix of tasks throughout the day.  Remember- fresh air is important, so if you can go out in the garden or go out for a walk with a parent daily, you will feel so much better.  It is important to have some chill time too and I know most of you enjoy using your phones and i-pads, but please try not to use them too much as this can make you feel lethargic.  (Remember to stay safe online and be kind to others when you are messaging each other and whilst you are online). 

If you have an IEP - please also go through your targets with them.  Your parents have a copy of this. 

Project platinum

Please go through the challenge and work through the different tasks when you can

Are you missing usernames and passwords?

Usernames and password reminders were sent home in the home learning packs. However, If you are missing passwords for Mathletics, Spellingframe or TT Rockstars please email resetpass@lmpsdorset.co.uk and we will send you usernames and passwords as soon as possible.

Exercising

Remember that it is very important to do some regular exercise to keep healthy.  The Body Coach is doing a daily exercise class at 9am - so this could go onto your timetable so that you remember to do it. 

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

https://family.gonoodle.com/ 
 

Online Reading books:

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/

 

https://stories.audible.com/discovery?ref=adbl_ent_anon_pdp_ds_hn

 

SPAG games

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/spelling-and-grammar

General Websites to explore during this time: 

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

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/    (your parents will need to create an account- this is free for now)

Twinkl Access

You can also now access free teaching and learning resources from the Twinkl website for a month, by creating an account an entering the following code: CVDTWINKLHELPS 

Click on the link below to access this fantastic online resource!! 

 https://www.twinkl.co.uk/offer

https://collins.co.uk/pages/support-learning-at-home

Maths tasks

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

Art:

http://www.kidsites.com/sites-edu/art.htm

Geography

https://www.mirror.co.uk/travel/news/best-virtual-tours-landmarks-museums-21705841

Science

https://www.scienceforkidsclub.com/

Explore Espresso/ Espresso Coding

www.discoveryeducation.co.uk

Click “Login” and select “Espresso” or "Espresso Coding"

Username: student10871

Password: lmps123

 

Your Daily Tasks 

  1. Maths learning activities – these will be set in Mathletics (https://login.mathletics.com/) Activities set should be based on the learning that has taken place this year and will be set at an appropriate level for your child. Activities should be set for 1 day.

Also Extra- Working through CGP mental work out daily 

  1. Daily Times tables sessions to be completed using TT Rockstars (https://play.ttrockstars.com/)
  2. Spellings – daily practising of individualised spellings on Spellingframe (https://spellingframe.co.uk/)
  3. Literacy – a written or reading task will be set for your child to complete. The teacher will include a learning objective and brief success criteria so that you will be able to mark the work with the children

I will sometimes give you extra tasks too.  Don't forget French and music on Tuesdays. 

 

 

 

World Book Day

Our class winner for World Book Day.  Can you guess who it is?  What character are they dressed as? 

 

Spelling Bee

Science Experiments:

We have been looking at reversible and irreversible processes.  We did a couple of irreversible experiments.  

Mixing Vinegar with milk:

Did you Know that mixing vinegar into milk creates Casein plastic? 

Casein plastic was quite common from the early 1900s until about 1945. It was used to make buttons, decorative buckles, beads and other jewellery, fountain pens, the backings for hand-held mirrors, and fancy comb and brush sets.

Question? Is this process reversible or irreversible?

We then sieved the liquid out of the new material and we used the remaining new material in a mould.  We left it to dry- and look what happened- we made Casein plastic. 

Mixing bicarbonate of soda with vinegar: 

Can you guess what gas is released when bicarbonate of soda is mixed in with vinegar?  We manage to blow up a balloon with the gas.  see below for the instructions. 

  • Use a cardboard cone to put 50g of bicarbonate of soda into a balloon.
  • Pour 50ml of white vinegar into a plastic bottle
  • Stretch the balloon over the top of the bottle without letting the bicarbonate of soda fall in.
  • Lift up the balloon to let the bicarbonate of soda fall into the vinegar.

Question? Is this process reversible or irreversible?

Testing which liquids cause metal to rust and if the process can be reversed?

We wanted to test which materials cause metal to rust.  We had to leave a metal paper clip in a cup with different materials.  We used, salty water, air, sunflower oil, vinegar and plain water.  We leave the paper in for a week and then observe what we see.  

Results:  The salty water started to rust the paper clip after a week.

Healthy Me Week 

Julia's House- Run the extra mile. 

AFC Bournemouth came to talk to us about nutrition.

 

We choreographed a Haka routine in small groups and performed to the rest of the class.  

We wrote an explanation as to why our heart rate increases when we exercise.  

Mr Venner came in to teach us first aid and CPR.

Anglo Saxon Inspired Brooches 

We have created our own brooches inspired by the Anglo Saxons' artefacts.  We used card, foil, gems and sharpies to create our own modern versions. 

The Lost Thing

We have been writing our own versions of the 'The Lost Thing' by Shaun Tan.  Here are some of our stories on display.   Please come and have a read.   

 

Testing Solubility in Science

We tested which house-old materials were soluble. 

The Lost Thing By Shaun Tan 

We have been looking at the The Lost Thing film and book.  Today we had to Sequence stills from the film and choose 5 of the main events that occur in the story. 

 

 

We are loving this inspiring story by Shaun Tan.  Watch the film to see wht it is about.   

https://www.snotr.com/video/10101/The_Lost_Thing_-_Short_Film

 

Circuits with Year 1

We had to share the hall with Year 1 for P.E as it was raining.  So we got into small mixed groups and did 10 different circuit activities.  Our favourite was the commander crawling under the mat station.  Even Mrs Shotliff had a go :)) 

Welcome Back to The Spring Term 

Welcome back to the new term.  We hope you all had a lovely holiday and you are ready for all the hard work this term. 

Panto at the Lighthouse in Poole

The whole school went to watch Jack and the Beanstalk at the Lighthouse.  Buzzard class were extremely excited as they had their classmate Shaya perform on stage.  She was incredible and we were all very proud of her. It has put us all into the Christmas spirit now.  

 

 

Santa's Sleigh Experiment

We tried to find which of Santa's sleigh would go the furthest. The experiment didn't go exactly to plan but we still had fun.  Why don't you have a go!

You will need:

A template of a sleigh

Scissors

Colouring pens/pencils

A race track (a piece of string tied across the room)

A long balloon

A balloon pump

A peg

A straw

Some double-sided sticky tape

What to do:

1.Cut out the sleigh pictures from the template and decorate.

2.Cut a straw in half so you have two shorter pieces.

3.Take one of the pieces and cut along it so you have a slit.

4.Blow up a long balloon with a balloon pump and secure with a peg to stop it deflating.

5.Use double sided sticky tape to stick the straw onto the top of the balloon so the slit is facing upwards.

6.Use more tape to stick the sleighs onto the sides of the balloon.

7.Open the slit in the straw to place onto the string.  Remove the peg and watch your sleigh go!  Whose went the furthest?

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The science:

•Draw a diagram of your sleigh whizzing across the room and draw on arrows to show the forces involved.

•Suggest some things you could change about your sleigh to make it go further and explain how they would work.

D&T Christmas Day 

We had a great day making Christmas decorations for our D & T day.  We had to make a wreath out of salt dough, a Christmas tree ornament made from string and twigs and we also had to sew a Christmas jumper to hang on a tree. 

 

 

Science Experiment

We were set an investigation challenge!

TOP  SECRET MISSION

FRICTION INVESTIGATION

Hello Agent,

Jamie Bond needs your help! When chasing the baddies on his last mission, he slipped!

 

Friction occurs when two surfaces are in contact with one another.

Jamie Bond’s shoes did not generate enough friction when running and…

 The bad guys got away!

Your Mission

You need to find out how much force is needed to move a shoe across different surfaces.

You will need:

  • Your secret agent workbook
  • A pencil
  • A sports shoe
  • A forcemeter (Newton metre) 
  • A selection of surfaces

which surface do you think would have more friction? Why? 

Most of us found out that grass had more friction on the sunny day we did our experiment.  Do you think that this would be different on a wet day? 

Reverent Partridge 

Reverend Partridge came to talk to us about how the Christmas story was written in the Holy Bible. There lots of similarities to the Christmas nativity story we all know- but there were a few differences too. We had lots of questions to ask him!  He also told us how this time of the year is the busiest for him.

Peter Thorpe

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This week we have been learning all about space-themed abstract art. We focused on abstract space artist Peter Thorpe, who is well known for painting rockets. Find out how Peter Thorpe began painting these abstract masterpieces below:

"I started the rocket paintings in the 1980s as a way to use paint that I would have otherwise thrown away. After each commercial job I did, there would be a pallet half full of paint left over and it pained me to toss it, but the next painting required a new pallet. It finally occured to me that I could easily paint an abstract background on a blank board or canvas with the left over paint."

"But, what should I do with the abstracts?"

"I started to do figures, landscapes, and, as a long time space fan, rockets and planets on top of the backgrounds. Some of the figures and landscapes got noticed, but everyone loved the rockets."

"I have a life long love of space exploration, space science and science fiction, in that order. I've worked for years with pro-space groups as a graphic designer, and suddenly they were asking to buy my 'fine-art' rocket paintings.

"People have liked the rocket paintings, so I continue to do them. Thank you to everyone who has supported them."

Phases of the Moon Projects

Some of our amazing phases of the moon projects we did for our home learning.  

 

Year 5 Star Gazing Evening

On Thursday 21st November, Year 5 children, parents, grandparents and staff all gathered to gaze at our fascinating solar system. We arrived in our onesies (Mr France even managed to find one!) and begun the evening. We shared some of the great work that we have been doing about Space during our Science lessons – sharing the order and information about each planet.

We looked at each other’s Phases of the Moon projects, which created an exciting buzz! Everyone was blown away by the amazing work done by parents and children. Even though there was a little bit of rain, we were able to use our iPads to explore the solar system. We were able to search for planets and constellations, and the app would find them for us!

The evening came to a warming end whilst a cup of hot chocolate and a biscuit was enjoyed by all!

Children in Need

We dressed up as 'Sporty' to raise money for Children in Need this year. To go with the 'Sporty' theme, we went into the hall with the rest of KS2 and complete an Active Eight with Joe Wicks. It was great fun and it got our bodies working!

Visual Literacy

In English, we are reading Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morporgo.  We were put into groups and were given a detailed setting description.  We had to work as a team to produce a detailed setting illustration.  We were only given 45 minutes to complete the task. Which group do you think has done the best? 

 

Island Setting Descriptions 2

 

The sun was blazing down. I had not really felt the burning heat of it until then.

I scanned the horizon. If there was a sail somewhere out there in the haze, I could not see it.

The island looked perhaps two or three miles in length, no more. It was shaped a bit like an elongated peanut, but longer at one end than the other. There was a long swathe of brilliant white beach on both sides of the island, and at the far end another hill, the slopes steeper and more thickly wooded, but not so high as mine. With the exception of these twin peaks the entire island seemed to be covered with forest. So far as I could see there was no sign of any human life.

I remember thinking how wonderful it was, a green jewel of an island framed in white, the sea all about it a silken shimmering blue.

I sat down in the shadow of a great rock.

The gibbons set up a renewed chorus of howling and hooting in the forest, and a flock of raucous birds clattered up out of the canopy of the trees below us and flew off across the island to settle in the trees on the hillside opposite.

I soon discovered that the track down through the trees was bereft of all edible vegetation. I did see fruit of sorts, what looked to me like fruit, anyway. There were coconuts up there too, but the trees were all impossible to climb. Some rose a hundred feet, some two hundred feet from the forest floor – I had never seen such giant trees. At least the intertwining canopy did provide welcome relief from the heat of the day.

When the beach petered out, we had to strike off into the forest itself. Here too I found a narrow track to follow. The forest became impenetrable at this point, dark and menacing. There was no howling any more, but something infinitely more sinister: the shiver of leaves, the cracking of twigs, sudden surreptitious rustlings, and they were near me, all around me. I knew, I was quite sure now, that eyes were watching us. The rustlings came ever closer, ever more threatening.

This end of the island appeared to be littered with massive boulders that lay like tumbled cliffs. 

 

 

Silk Painting

Mrs King came in to do some silk painting with us.  We were painting an abstract scene from the solar system.  I wonder what we will make from this .........?

Black History Month

During Black History month, we learned about Martin Luther King.  Here is a biography and a portrait drawn by Juno and Gemma.  


 

Our Greek Drama Day 

On Wednesday the 16th of October we did our Greek drama day with Treehouse Theatre, where we did a play in a day! This which was so much fun!

Firstly, we all walked silently into the hall, everyone greeted Ben and he talked us through the routine and our groups! Group one (Creation according to Zeus) started to work with Ben, meanwhile, all the other groups did some Greek activities in the classroom.

We were given our own cue cards with our quotes which we had to learn and rehearse.  Then, we switched over to group two (Ancient Olympic Games) so group one had their go with the Greek tasks back in the classroom. Group three (Alcibiades in Athens) and group 4 (Greek theatre) then got to work with Ben. 

After we had rehearsed our lines and scenes, it was then SHOW time!  We all went into the hall and started our play. It was very funny and entertaining. We all did really well considering we didn’t have a long time to practise.  We really enjoyed it!

Shared write- by Buzzard class

Boot-camp with Year 2

Year 5 and Year 2 got together for a boot-camp workout. We all enjoyed it and got very hot and sweaty. 

Timeline of the different Civilizations 

We had to sequence the different Civilizations on a timeline.  Do you know what order the following civilizations come on on a timeline? 

  • Roman Civilization 
  • Tudors 
  • Ancient Egyptian Civilization 
  • Anglo-Saxons Civilization 
  • Victorians
  • Ancient Greek Civilization
  • Vikings

Our Winning Chimaera

Our Runners Up

 

 

Parents Meet the Teachers

Year 5 parents came in to meet the teachers and to find out more about Year 5.  We set them a challenge to draw a beast from Greek mythology - The Chimaera.  We voted for the most creative pictures.  Winners coming soon. 

Apple Art

Every year we have to sketch an apple from the orchard for our art assessment. We love our orchard as we get to eat lots of delicious apples too. 

Team Challenge

We had a challenge to make a bridge using only two pieces of paper.  Our bridge had to hold two unifix cubes.  We had to work together as a team.  We were then challenged to see who could make the tallest tower using the pieces of paper. 

Our Friendship Poem 

We had to work with our new teams to create a recipe for a good friendship.  This was voted as the best one to display in the classroom.  

Our Summer Bingo Challenge

We had random bingo tasks to do over Summer.  We had lots of fun doing them.  Here are some of our best moments.  

 

Welcome to Buzzard Class

We hope you all had a fabulous summer.  Welcome to Buzzard Class.  We hope that you are all going to enjoy your time in Year 5!  All your teachers are looking forward to getting to know.