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Buzzard - YEAR 5

 

   

Meet the Team!

Mrs L Shotliff
Class Teacher
Mrs P Aspray
Teaching Assistant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Friday 3rd April 2020 

Good morning Buzzards,

Hope you are all well and that you all had a good day yesterday.  Please find your learning for today below and don't forget your Friday Fun Challenge too (ask for permission first please).  Please also log on at the weekend to see all the Easter activities that you can do if you need something to do.  

Learning:

Mathletics

Friday

 

*

Decimals

**

Equivalent Fractions 

***

Fractions

 

P.E- Joe Wicks- In Fancy Dress  

TT Rockstars- 20 garages set 

CGP Mental workout- exercise 4a- Start up

Spelling-frame: DO TEST 

Foundation: Catch up with French/Music, or have a try creating some word art for ICT or attempt the leaf rubbing art below

Skills – Standard English exercises

LO: To use Standard English correctly  

Look through Skills PPP (attached below)

Then Work through Skills booklet in your work folder -Standard English-pg 33-35 in your packs –

Check answers- mark you work

Family Friday Fun!

 Newspaper Golf:

You Will Need:

  • Newspaper (or any scrap paper/card that you may have)
  • Tape
  • Golf or a tennis ball
  • Masking tape

How To:

  1. Roll up lots of sheets of the newspaper tightly and tape them up tightly to make golf clubs for all the players
  2. Put a sheet of paper on the floor and mark holes, or use the masking tape to make various holes on the ground.
  3. Use your paper golf clubs to try and roll the ball into the holes.
  4. Set a time limit per round or count the number of hits each person has taken to put the ball in the different holes- The player with the lowest score- is the winner.  Play as many rounds as you can.  Reward the winner with a gold ribbon (attached below).

I know we have some good golfers amongst you- Good luck parents!

 

Thursday 2nd April 2020

Hello Buzzards,

Hope you are all okay?  Did you get April fooled today?  I did!  My lovely husband and mischievous son put salt in my morning cup of tea.  I was not impressed- but they found it very funny.  Boys- hey!!

Learning for today: 2/4/2020

Mathletics

Thursday

*

Decimals

**

Division

***

Fractions

 

TT Rockstars- 20 garages set 

CGP Mental workout- exercise 3C- challenge

Spelling-frame: Play games

Foundation: Catch up with French/Music, or have a try creating some word art for ICT or attempt the leaf rubbing art below

 

English:

recap/re read pg 36-55 for this lesson (main pages needed pg 44-55)- Beowulf's fight with Grendel 

LO: To write a newspaper article

Look at resource to help you write your own newspaper article about the killing of Grendel by Beowulf.

 4a- story so far recapped 

 4b- vocabulary list to support your writing 

4c- newspaper example (teacher aid but you can get some ideas)

You can use template 4d if you are able to print it off- or just write your article on a piece of paper

EXT: Draw a picture and write a caption for your article. 

Coming Soon: Friday Fun Challenge, Weekend task and Easter activities......

Wednesday 1st April 2020

Morning Buzzards, 

Hope you are all well and doing okay.  I have been thinking of you lots today- so I made us a Buzzard rainbow.  Hope you like it!

I had a great time creating it.  If you want to have a try, visit https://wordart.com/create.  There are lots of different themes you could do.  

Learning for today 1/04/2020:

Matheletics set:

Wednesday

*

Decimals

**

Multiplication

***

Multiply and Divide

TT Rockstars- 20 garages set 

CGP Mental workout- exercise 3b- into gear

Spelling-frame: Play games

English: LO: To identify the features of a newspaper. (see lesson plan, success criteria and resources in weekly planning below)

Foundation: Catch up with French/Music- have a try creating some word art for ICT 

Tuesday 31st March 2020 

Hello Buzzards,

Hope you are all well and had a good day yesterday.  Shame the sun is not shining as brightly and it has become chillier- but at least it is still dry!

Apologies for those who experienced issues opening resources at the bottom of the webpage- there was a technical glitch and they all seemed to have got muddled up.  I have reattached everything again- so hopefully they will be okay now.  Apologies again.  

Parents, thank you for all the hard work you are doing with the children at home and all the learning you are delivering for them- I know this can't be easy.  Apologies if today has caused some confusion.  There is no expectation for you to bring the work to school to be marked- the children can bring in what they have done to show me when we get back to school. If at any point, you don't understand a task or you can't access a resource, please don't worry- just do what you can- some learning is better than not doing anything at all. But it fills be with much pride and appreciation, knowing that a lot of you are trying your best to deliver the lessons I have planned for them. 

The unit of work planned is from Literacy Shed, but unfortunately I have just realised that we have the newer version books- so pages don't quite tally up.  I have tried to find an online version to help- but with no success.   I have ordered an old version- so hopefully it will come soon to help us. I will try my level best to change page numbers accordingly- but you may need to read on a couple of/few pages further than stated for the VIPERS booklet.  

Tasks for today Tuesday - 31/03/2020:

English- LO:  To write a CV for Beowulf

(see more detailed plan and success criteria below).  Resources should be attached below

Matheletics- set 

Tuesday

*

Subtraction

**

Multiplication

***

Division

TT Rockstars set 

Spellingframe- practice spelling rule set

CGP- Mental Maths Workout- exercise 3a- start up

French and Music (these can be done another time in the week that works for you) - see planning below on weekly resources- resources attached below 

Have a good day and thank you all for working so hard. 

Until tomorrow- adios Amigos. 

Cinco De Mayo 2020 Shirt Funny Mexican Flamingo - Funny Flamingo ...

Monday 30/03/20

Hope you have had a good weekend.  I have included all your tasks for this week below, as I thought it may be easier for some of you to plan your week ahead- I know how some of you like to be organised!  But don't worry for those who like to be told daily - I will do that too. Don’t forget to include some physical and artistic activities into your week too. 

I know some of you might be finding this all a bit too much to do out of a classroom setting - please just do what you can and try your best!  If you are finding anything a struggle - and your parents are not able to help you - try not to worry- do what you can and try your hardest! 

Monday 30th March: (see detailed plans below for the week)

Spellingframe set: Practice rule 45

TT Rockstars: 20 garages set 

CGP mental maths workout: - exercise 2c- tough challenge

Mathletics: 

Day

*

**

***

Monday

Addition

Decimals

Multiplication

 

English: LO: To identify how meaning is enhanced through the author’s choice of words and phrases.

Daily exercise: Joe Wicks, Go Noodle, walk with family 

Foundation Subject- French/Music/ Art (choose when you do these) 

Weekly Timetable for all the tasks 

You will have to do the same as last week.

  • Daily TT Rockstars set
  • Daily Mathletics set
  • Daily Mental Maths Workout;-

(check your answers at the back)

Monday- exercise 2c- tough challenge

Tuesday- exercise 3a- start up

Wednesday- exercise 3b- into gear

Thursday- exercise 3c- tough challenge

Friday- exercise 4a- start up

  • Daily Spelling frame- Spelling Rule 45 - Words with the /i:/ sound spelt ei after c

Monday- Practice

Tuesday- Practice

Wednesday- Play Games

Thursday- Play Games

Friday- Take Test

  • Daily English lesson – see weekly plan and attached resources 
  • French and Music on a Tuesday (or another day if suits you better)
  • Daily exercise (Joe Wicks or Go Noodle)
  • Art task 
  • Fun challenges (Friday)

English for the Week

Some of the page references may be slightly out due to different versions of the book- I have tried to tally them up the best I can.  Please just do what you can!  We have done some work on Beowulf in class- so think back to what we already know about the legend.  Apologies for any confusion! 

ALL RESOURCES FOR THIS WEEK ARE ATTACHED BELOW.  Children don't have to do them on printed pages- they can just use them to given them examples as how to lay it out on their page!

Lesson plans 

Monday 30th March 2020

LO: To identify how meaning is enhanced through the author’s choice of words and phrases.

You will begin to explore the words and phrases Michael Morpurgo uses to create mood and character. You will explore the character of Grendel through this.

Read page 19 where we are introduced to Grendel. Compare pages 17-18 with the change in mood on page 19. How does Michael Morpurgo do this? (pick out words and phrases that justify your reasons)

Draw an image of Grendel into Resource 1a  and find evidence on page 19 about Grendel to add around this image.  What language features does Morpurgo use?  

Success Criteria: 

  • I can identify the different ways an author uses words/phrases to describe a character

Resource 1b is a useful chart for you to track any key events in Beowulf’s story-

Before Lesson 2, read pages 13-36.

 

Tuesday 31st March 2020

Before Lesson- read/ recap up to page 36.

LO:  To write a CV for Beowulf

Children will write Beowulf’s CV, thinking about how they would need to convince King Hrothgar to let him slay Grendel

Look at example of CV (resource 2a).  Using resource 2b- jot down some Words and Phrases used to describe Beowulf (use pages 32-36 to help).

Using resource 2c- write a CV for Beowulf-m if you can't print it out please just do on paper. 

Success Criteria:

  • I can use Words and Phrases to describe Beowulf’s qualities and skills
  • I can use commas correctly (after a subordinate clause, in a list, for extra information)
  • I can check and edit my writing.

Before next lesson recap pages 26-40.

 

Wednesday 1st April 2020

 

LO: To identify the features of a newspaper.

Look at resource 3a which tells you about the features of the newspaper

Read resource 3b- can you identify the different newspaper features?

Use resource 3c to answer the newspaper article questions 

Success Criteria:

 

  • Look at newspaper features to help- 3a - I can identify key newspaper features 
  • The Features of a Newspaper resource 3a
    Beowulf: Resource 3a
    Headline:
    • Short and snappy and try to tell the story in as few words as
    possible.
    • They sometimes use: pun, alliteration, word play.
    Orientation
    • The opening paragraph in a newspaper is called an orientation.
    This paragraph is short and uses two or three sentences to tell
    the story in a nutshell.
    • Orientations answer the following questions: What? When?
    Where? Who? and sometimes Why?
    Main body of text
    • This tells the story in more detail.
    • It is written in past tense.
    • Language is formal/impersonal – don’t use personal pronouns or
    give the author’s opinion.
    • Includes interviews with eye witnesses – a mixture of direct and
    reported speech.
    • Interviewees need to be given their full name, age and in some
    cases, their residence. Include these details in between commas.
    Reorientation
    • This brings us up to speed with what is happening now.
    • It often moves from past to present tense.
    • It is short like the orientation.
    Language Style
    • Formal/impersonal
    • Sensational words that exaggerate
    •   Don’t use ‘I interviewed’ try ‘When interviewed, Beowulf, a Geatish prince told this newspaper…’

recap/re read pg 36-55 for next lesson 

Thursday 2nd April 2020

recap/re read pg 36-55 for this lesson (main pages needed pg 44-55)- Beowulf's fight with Grendel 

LO: To write a news-paper article

Look at resource to help you write your own newspaper article about the killing of Grendel by Beowulf.

 4a- story so far recapped 

 4b- vocabulary list to support your writing 

4c- news paper example (teacher aid but you can get some ideas)

You can use template 4d if you are able to print it off- or just write your article on a piece of paper.

Success Criteria:

  • I can use newspaper features to write an article 
  • The Features of a Newspaper resource 3a
    Beowulf: Resource 3a
    Headline:
    • Short and snappy and try to tell the story in as few words as
    possible.
    • They sometimes use: pun, alliteration, word play.
    Orientation
    • The opening paragraph in a newspaper is called an orientation.
    This paragraph is short and uses two or three sentences to tell
    the story in a nutshell.
    • Orientations answer the following questions: What? When?
    Where? Who? and sometimes Why?
    Main body of text
    • This tells the story in more detail.
    • It is written in past tense.
    • Language is formal/impersonal – don’t use personal pronouns or
    give the author’s opinion.
    • Includes interviews with eye witnesses – a mixture of direct and
    reported speech.
    • Interviewees need to be given their full name, age and in some
    cases, their residence. Include these details in between commas.
    Reorientation
    • This brings us up to speed with what is happening now.
    • It often moves from past to present tense.
    • It is short like the orientation.
    Language Style
    • Formal/impersonal
    • Sensational words that exaggerate
    •   Don’t use ‘I interviewed’ try ‘When interviewed, Beowulf, a Geatish prince told this newspaper…’

 

Friday 3rd April 2020

Skills – Standard English exercises

LO: To use Standard English correctly  

Look through Skills PPP (attached below)

Then Work through Skills booklet pg 33-35 in your packs –

Check answers- mark you work 

 

Maths for the Week

Mathletics – Week Beginning 30th March

Day

*

**

***

Monday

Addition

Decimals

Multiplication

Tuesday

Subtraction

Multiplication

Division

Wednesday

Decimals

Multiplication

Multiply and Divide

Thursday

Decimals

Division

Fractions

Friday

Decimals

Equivalent Fractions

Fractions

 

  • CGP Daily Mental Maths Workout;-

(check your answers at the back)

Monday- exercise 2c- tough challenge

Tuesday- exercise 3a- start up

Wednesday- exercise 3b- into gear

Thursday- exercise 3c- tough challenge

Friday- exercise 4a- start up

 

Year 5 French

Tuesday 31st March

Hello Year 5,

I hope you enjoyed creating maps and giving directions.

Today, you are going to revise the weather.

Firstly, can you write the English or draw a weather symbol for these French weather phrases.  If you want to make the activity a little easier, use the worksheet attached (if you can’t print, you can still draw it on a piece of paper)

 

Il neige

 

Il y a du soleil

 

Il y a des orages

 

Il fait froid

 

Il fait chaud

 

Il pleut

 

Il fait beau

 

Il y a du vent

 

Il fait mauvais

 

Use this video clip to remind yourself how the weather is spoken

https://central.espresso.co.uk/espresso/modules/t2_le_monde/video_weather/video_weather.html

Login in to watch

Username: student10871

Password: lmps123

Extension: Choose any country.  Use the map to present a weather forecast for it.  Record yourself presenting the weather forecast.

Or

Play the weather fortune teller game.

 

To finish: Sing the weather song.

 

Music for the Week

Year 5

31st March           Music Lesson

Hi everyone! Hope you are all well. This will be the last of the lessons on Viking Saga Songs.

I would like you to try to remember the different Viking realms that we talked about:

Jotunheim -  land of giants, frost and ice.

Midgard – home for humans. Earth!

Asgard – home of the gods. A golden citadel.

Helheim – Land of evil!

Bifrost – the rainbow bridge connecting Asgard and Midgard

Yggdrasil – the tree that connects all of the realms.

Do you remember that you planned a piece of music that would reflect one of those realms? You discussed what all of the different realms would have been like and the different sounds that could have shown that.

I would like you to listen to the “listening music” at the bottom of the web page I’ve put below. The piece is an extract from the 3rd movement of Symphony No 5 by Jean Sibelius. Ignore the questions next to it! Please listen to it, it’s a really lovely piece and quite short. It was said to have been inspired by swans taking off.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/music-ks2-viking-saga-songs-7-birds-of-the-north/zmb3y9q

Now think – which of the Viking realms could it represent and why? Try to think about the instruments that are being used, the tempo, dynamics and timbre (the quality of the sound – is it dull? Sharp? Wooden? Metallic?)

Try to explain to someone at home which Viking realm you think it would suit and why. You don’t have to write anything down this time.

I've added some ideas and videos to the Music page on the website, including the song "Spring Chicken" which some of you had requested. It's under Learning, the Curriculum, then Music. Enjoy singing! I'll try to add some more regularly. 

Have fun!

Miss Wells

Art for the week

Taking Wax Rubbings

A rubbing is something that records different textures and marks on paper.  It’s really easy!  You need paper and a crayon without any paper on it.

  1. Find a tree or any rough surface outside.
  2. Put your piece of paper on the surface.
  3. Use the side of the crayon to rub over the paper, backwards and forwards
  4. You should see the pattern of the surface appear on your paper

Go outside and find 6 different surfaces.  You may want to take each rubbing with a different colour.

 

Now you’ve got the hang of it, you might want to collect six leaves from outside. Leaves that have a rough texture are best.

  1. Stick your leaves on a piece of paper – think carefully about how you arrange them.  Stick to smoothest side downwards
  2. Now put another piece of paper over the top and take your rubbing
  3. Use different colours to make it interesting

 

If you are feeling really creative, make a pattern with string on a piece of paper.  Stick it down using glue or blue tac and take a rubbing of this. 

 

Friday 27th March 2020

Hi Buzzards, 

Hope you are well and that you have had a good day.  Make the most of the lovely sunshine as I am not sure it is going to last for much longer. 

Matheletics: Complete activity 

*

Roman numerals

Test

**

Test

Decimals

Decimal complements

+ decimals

Mass addition

Capacity addition

***

Explore Problems

Mental Maths work out- Exercise 2b- into gear

Spelling frame: Year 5/6 rule 44- do test

TT Rockstars: 20 garages set every day

English: Skim through pg 7-23 of Beowulf – answer infer questions.  Remember to refer to text and to ‘read between the lines’. 

(When things aren’t explained literally in a text, you can use clues to reach a logical conclusion. This is called inference.)

LO: To answer inference questions

Success Criteria: I can use clues from the text to help me answer inference questions 

Friday's FUN CHALLENGE!!

As the weather is still so beautiful - get outside!!  Build yourself a den that is big enough for at least two people to have lunch in!  Use an old sheet, throw or blanket over a table or chair, or over the washing line!  (Ask for permission first please).  You can take your reading books in there after lunch to relax and enjoy and to give your grown-ups some well-deserved peace!

Enjoy and have fun!

Image result for childrens den with sheet

 

 

 

Thursday 26th March 2020

Howdy Buzzards, 

Hope you are all okay and you are staying positive and most importantly being good for your parents!

Here is some rainbow joy and hope from my house.  xxx

I have heard that a few of you are in contact with each other and are keeping each other going.  This is so lovely to hear. Please continue to be there for each other and support each other with your learning.  Please continue to do the tasks I have set for you- this will benefit you greatly when you come back to school.  More of you have seemed to have done your Mathletics and Spellingframe today- well done. As of 7:50pm- only 13/32 have completed your daily TT Rockstars though.  Come Buzzards- we can do better than this.  Think how great you will become on your times-tables! We can do this! 

Until tomorrow Buzzards.  Keep well. Stay safe. Be good! 

 

Thursday 26th March 2020

Matheletics: Complete activity set

 

*

Expanded notation

Partition and rename 3

Rounding numbers

**

+ multi digit numbers

3-digit differences

- colossal columns

***

Decimals

Decimal complements

+ decimals

Mass addition

Capacity addition

Mental Maths work out- Exercise 2a- start up  

 

Spelling frame:  Year 5/6 rule 44- play the spelling games

TT Rockstars: 20 garages set every day

English: Skim through pg 7-23 of Beowulf – answer summary question- summarise start of legend in about 50 words

LO: To summarise the first part of a text

Success Criteria:  I can identify the main events in the text.  I can put the text into my own words (without waffling)

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 25th March 2020- please read information below if only logged in today.

Hi Buzzards, 

Hope you are all well.  Well done to those who are working very hard on their TT Rockstars, Mathletics and Spellingframe- keep up the great work!!  Sending you all a virtual credit and raffle ticket.

 

There are still a few of you who have hardly attempted any of the tasks set.  Please can I remind you to try and keep your learning going.  Most of the tasks set you should be able to do without an adult- so please try and have a good go as this will keep you focussed for the next few weeks.  If you are in contact with each other- please encourage each other to keep going- to keep learning!

''Follow that Rainbow''

I am sure that you have heard about the rainbows that people are putting in their windows during this challenging time.  They are a sign to show others that you are thinking of them and they spread a little bit of joy and hope! You can also try to find them to give your daily walk/exercise a purpose - although please respect the social distancing advice if you are going outdoors (ensure you are with an adult please). 

Lets see how creative you can be- what rainbow can you create to display in your window?  Some ideas below. 

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Please don't forget that if you want something more to do- you can continue to work on your websites on Google classroom. If you don't have access to the APP we have been using- then create a PPP about 'Why Is Our Blue Planet In Danger?' Notes are in your draft book- search for more facts if needed.  

 

Here are a couple of new websites for you to explore.

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

www.themathsfactor.com/

Wednesday 25th March 2020

Matheletics: Complete activity set

 

*

Place Value 3

Are you ready?

Integers on a number line

Place value to 1,000,000

**

Written Add and Subtract

Are you ready?

Add 3-digit numbers

+ colossal columns

***

 

3-digit differences

- colossal columns

Test

Mental Maths work out- Exercise 1 C- Tough Challenge

 

Spelling frame: Year 5/6 rule 44- play the spelling games

TT Rockstars: 20 garages set every day

English: Skim through pg 7-23 of Beowulf – answer Explain and Predict  questions. 

LO: To answer explanation and prediction questions

Success Criteria:  I can explain why things have happened- I can refer to the text to find my evidence

I can predict what may happen next using what I have read to make plausible predictions

Tuesday 24th March-

Hi Buzzards, 

Hope you are all well. 

All tasks and learning for today, including French and Music are below.  Please scroll down.  Please read information on home-learning if you haven't already done so. 

Have a good day all. Stay safe. 

Mrs Shotliff 

 

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 Matheletics / 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. 

 

Work for week beginning 23rd March

See additional websites if you would like to do any foundation subject tasks- remember you also have the project Platinum to work through.  Don’t forget Joe Wick’s workout daily at 9am.

If you want to do some further writing- you can keep a daily/ weekly diary. 

Monday 23rd March 2020:

Matheletics: Complete activity set

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Number & Place Value

Nearest thousand?

Which is greater?

Which is less?

**

Number & Place Value

Expanded notation

Partition and rename 3

 

***

Number & Place Value

Partition and rename 3

Test

 

Mental Maths work out- Exercise 1 A- Start up

Spelling frame: Year 5/6 rule 44- practice sessions

TT Rockstars: 20 garages set every day

English: Read Beowulf and Grendel, The Monster Of The Night (Pages 7-23)- answer Vocabulary questions (VIPERS)- use a dictionary or online -if you are unfamiliar with the definitions

LO: To answer vocabulary questions

Success Criteria:  I can read around the word to understand what it means, I can use a dictionary to check definitions

 

 

Tuesday 24th March 2020:

Matheletics: Complete activity set

 

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Comparing integers

Place value to 1,000

Expanding numbers

**

Rounding numbers

Numbers from words

Roman numerals

Test

***

Written Add and Subtract

Are you ready?

Add 3-digit numbers

+ colossal columns

+ multi digit numbers

Mental Maths work out- Exercise 1 B- into Gear  

 

Spelling frame: Year 5/6 rule 44- practice sessions

TT Rockstars: 20 garages set every day

English:  Skim through pg 7-23 of Beowulf – answer Retrieval  questions. 

LO: To answer retrieval questions

Success Criteria: I can read text carefully and refer to text to find the answer

French:

Year 5 French, Tuesday 24th March

Listen to song 'Ou Est... Directions' attached at the bottom of the web-page for this lesson

 

Please draw your own town map to include a minimum of five places from the list below or you can choose some places of your own.  Please use a French dictionary or Google translate to make sure you know what each location is.  Keep your map fairly simple so that you can use the directions you know.

 

Give directions to get to the places on your map.

E.g. Ou est le piscine?

Tournez à droite

Continuez tout droit

Prenez la deuxième rue à gauche.

Et voila!

Practise speaking your directions with someone else.  Write down your directions.

Bonne chance et merci beaucoup!

 

Le café                                            continuez tout droit

L’hôtel                                             tournez à droite

La piscine                                        tournez à gauche

Le stade                                           et voila

Le magasin                                      Prenez la premiere rue à droite

Les magasins                                                                             gauche

Le marché                                       Prenez la deuxieme rue à gauche

Le parc                                                                                       droite

L’hôpital

La gare

L’église

Le théâtre

Le cinema

Music:

Year 5 Lesson 24.3.20

We will still keep going with Viking Saga Songs! Listen to Goblins A Go Go and sing along to it, nice and loudly.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/4wF86t3YRS5SFQ4fsHlPfJt/viking-saga-songs-3-goblins-a-go-go

Now choose one of the characters from the song, either Freya, Viking Goddess of Weather and the Seasons, or the greasy, Goblins who are enemies of the Gods.

Create a poster explaining how you could represent them through music.

Think about:

  • Which instruments you could use.
  • Would you use low or high pitched instruments?
  • Would you use a quick or slow tempo?
  • What would your dynamics be?
  • Try to explain your ideas!

 

 

Wednesday 25th March 2020

Matheletics: Complete activity set

 

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Place Value 3

Are you ready?

Integers on a number line

Place value to 1,000,000

**

Written Add and Subtract

Are you ready?

Add 3-digit numbers

+ colossal columns

***

 

3-digit differences

- colossal columns

Test

Mental Maths work out- Exercise 1 C- Tough Challenge

 

Spelling frame: Year 5/6 rule 44- play the spelling games

TT Rockstars: 20 garages set every day

English: Skim through pg 7-23 of Beowulf – answer Explain and Predict  questions. 

LO: To answer explanation and prediction questions

Success Criteria:  I can explain why things have happened- I can refer to the text to find my evidence

I can predict what may happen next using what I have read to make plausible predictions

 

Thursday 26th March 2020

Matheletics: Complete activity set

 

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Expanded notation

Partition and rename 3

Rounding numbers

**

+ multi digit numbers

3-digit differences

- colossal columns

***

Decimals

Decimal complements

+ decimals

Mass addition

Capacity addition

Mental Maths work out- Exercise 2a- start up  

 

Spelling frame:  Year 5/6 rule 44- play the spelling games

TT Rockstars: 20 garages set every day

English: Skim through pg 7-23 of Beowulf – answer summary question- summarise start of legend in about 50 words

LO: To summarise the first part of a text

Success Criteria:  I can identify the main events in the text.  I can put the text into my own words (without waffling)

 

Friday 27th March 2020

Matheletics: Complete activity 

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Roman numerals

Test

**

Test

Decimals

Decimal complements

+ decimals

Mass addition

Capacity addition

***

Explore Problems

Mental Maths work out- Exercise 2b- into gear

Spelling frame: Year 5/6 rule 44- do test

TT Rockstars: 20 garages set every day

English: Skim through pg 7-23 of Beowulf – answer infer questions.  Remember to refer to text and to ‘read between the lines’. 

(When things aren’t explained literally in a text, you can use clues to reach a logical conclusion. This is called inference.)

LO: To answer inference questions

Success Criteria: I can use clues from the text to help me answer inference questions

World Book Day

Our class winner for World Book Dy.  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.