Welcome to Year 5's Home Learning Page!

Welcome to a new term Year 5! 

It is officially Summer 2, and our last term of the year.

You will continue your Maths, English and Topic lessons on the Oak National Academy website, which you are all very familiar with now.

Remember, you can share your work with us in j2write or through the school email if you would like to.

Scroll down each day to read the daily message for more information about your learning for the day :)

Have a fun-filled and family-orientated summer!

Miss Wakley, Miss Hulands and Mr Clerke :) 

Friday 17th July 2020

Good Morning Year 5 :)

A very happy last day of the academic year to you.This is a post from you new teachers. We are soooooo excited to see you in September. Have a fantastic summer and a very well earned rest. We cannot wait to start being your new teachers!

Have a really lovely day,

Miss Wakley and Miss Hulands xx

P.S. If you want to do learning today, just visit the Oak Academy online website :) 

Thursday 16th July 2020

Good Morning Year 5!

Two more days to go! We are nearly there. Have fun today with the variety of activities on offer.

End of Term with Oak

  • For the last assembly of term we're joined by some incredible guests.
  • The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has a special message for all teachers and pupils.
  • Olympian Dayley Thompson will be showing us how to do a sports challenge at home, and students from Reach Academy are discussing Black Lives Matter with Lavinya Stennett from The Black Curriculum.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/assemblies

Have an awesome day!

Miss Wakley, Miss Hulands and Mr Clerke :) 

Maths

L.O: To be able to calculate the mean as an average

Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks.

English

SPaG focus

Booktalk

David Attenborough 

  • Read the extract all about David Attenborough and then answer the questions based on the comprehension. 
  • Choose your level of difficulty. 

Foundation (Science)

How will we produce and use energy differently in the future?

  • In this lesson we will be learning about energy security and the need to shift to renewable, sustainable forms of energy.
  • We will learn about energy security strategies and innovative approaches to energy production.
  • You will need a piece of paper, a pencil and your brain.

Art

Creature Models

Quote of the Day!

  • It is so important to feel POSITIVE and be encouraged to try your best or try new things.
  • We decided that this week we would like you to start each day by reading an uplifting quote.
  • Notice how it makes you feel to start each day with one positive thought.
  • It will become a habit and we are sure it will make you feel even just a tiny weeny bit better. Enjoy!
  • Have you got a quote that inspires you?
  • We would love to hear about your favourite quote :)

Wednesday 15th July 2020

Happy Hump Day Year 5!

Can you believe this is the last day of term for children in at school!?! Fear not, we will continue to put learning up tomorrow and Friday, so that you won't miss out! We hope you have had a fun week so far and have been enjoying the weather.

  • Have you seen the last fabulous Oak academy assembly of the year? Please see below. 

The Science Behind Why

This week we're joined by scientist, doctor and broadcaster Professor Robert Winston, who was challenged by students from the Frank Wise School to answer all of the questions they had about science. With questions ranging from thunderstorms to vaccines there's almost nothing he couldn't explain.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/assemblies/the-science-behind-why

  • Also, don't miss out on this week's Ten:Ten assembly. It reflects on the end of the school year and what we can be thankful for.

Happy Wednesday, 

Miss Wakley, Miss Hulands and Mr Clerke :) 

Maths

L.O: To be able to interpret remainders appropriately in the context of the problem

Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks.

English

L.O: To be able to identify the features of a Myth

Booktalk

Alice in Wonderland

  • Read the extract from the beginning of Chapter 2 and then complete the questions (see attached)
  • Choose your level of difficulty. 

Foundation (Science)

What happens in a circuit when we change the components?

Art

Hidden Illustrations and Animated Drawings

Quote of the Day!

  • It is so important to feel POSITIVE and be encouraged to try your best or try new things.
  • We decided that this week we would like you to start each day by reading an uplifting quote.
  • Notice how it makes you feel to start each day with one positive thought.
  • It will become a habit and we are sure it will make you feel even just a tiny weeny bit better. Enjoy!
  • Have you got a quote that inspires you?
  • We would love to hear about your favourite quote :)

Tuesday 14th July 2020

Good Morning Year 5!

The nature of tree planting

Have a GREAT day, 

Miss Wakley, Miss Hulands and Mr Clerke :) 

Maths

L.O: To explain a remainder expressed as a fraction and as a decimal

Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks.

English

L.O: To be able to answer a variety of questions in a Reading Comprehension

Booktalk

Victorian Inventors

Read the history files to discover more about three great 19th-century inventors whose creations continue to affect our lives today.

Complete the questions below.

Foundation (Spanish)

L.O: To be able to describe physical appearance in Spanish

  • In our lesson today we will recap our previous learning, then learn how to describe our hair and eye colour in Spanish.
  • For this lesson you will need a pen and paper, as well as some colouring pencils!

Art

Rangoli Elephants

Quote of the Day!

  • It is so important to feel POSITIVE and be encouraged to try your best or try new things.
  • We decided that this week we would like you to start each day by reading an uplifting quote.
  • Notice how it makes you feel to start each day with one positive thought.
  • It will become a habit and we are sure it will make you feel even just a tiny weeny bit better. Enjoy!
  • Have you got a quote that inspires you?
  • We would love to hear about your favourite quote :)

Monday 13th July 2020

Good Morning Year 5!

Can you believe it is the last week of term? This year has certainly been an unpredictable rollercoaster of events. It was so great getting to see quite a few of you last week. But for those who we didn't get to see please do not fret. We will be giving you one last call to wish you well over the holidays and we will look forward to seeing you in again in September. Keep well over the holidays and have an enjoyable and restful time in preparation for year 6. 

On Friday, you should have received information about who your new teacher is. 

Have a lovely day :)

Miss Wakley, Miss Hulands and Mr Clerke 

Maths

L.O: To represent an interval across zero on a number line

Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks.

English

L.O: To be able to answer a variety of questions in a Reading Comprehension

Booktalk

Tudor life - vagabond or vanquisher?

Read the newspaper article set in the Tudor era. Think about the use of language that tells us the article has an historical setting.

Complete the questions below

Foundation

How did Freiburg become more sustainable?

Art

The World Around Us Memory Garden

In this session we will bring the outside in to create a reflective photo frame. Maybe you could put a photo of your favourite St. Mary of the Angels memory on here!

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/the-world-around-us-memory-garden-primary/activities/1

Quote of the Day!

  • It is so important to feel POSITIVE and be encouraged to try your best or try new things.
  • We decided that this week we would like you to start each day by reading an uplifting quote.
  • Notice how it makes you feel to start each day with one positive thought.
  • It will become a habit and we are sure it will make you feel even just a tiny weeny bit better. Enjoy!
  • Have you got a quote that inspires you?
  • We would love to hear about your favourite quote :)

Friday 10th July 2020

Happy FRI-YAY Year 5!

 

“Every child deserves the right to be creative. Every child has the potential to be magically creative if they are inspired and encouraged." 

Today it is 'Writing Masterclass Day' at 'Cressida’s Creativity Summer Camp'. Famous author Cressida Cowell wants you to tap into your creativity this week. On the final day of Cressida’s Creativity Summer Camp, Eoin Colfer, Zanib Mian, Sharna Jackson, Patrice Lawrence and Francesca Simon will be helping aspiring writers with a masterclass containing plenty of story starter ideas, advice on creating characters, and how to build an imaginary world. And to wrap-up Summer Camp, Cressida will be joined by Frank Cottrell Boyce and Onjali Raúf for a very special live event where they will answer as many questions as possible in a creativity brainstorm!

Click here to check out some writing masterclass activities: https://www.booktrust.org.uk/what-we-do/childrens-laureate/

Pick up your pen and be an author today!

Have a wonderful day!

Miss Wakley, Miss Hulands and Mr Clerke :) 

Maths

L.O:To illustrate and name parts of circles

Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks.

English

L.O: To use key features to write a newspaper report

Book Talk

Victorian Slang

Just like today, many Victorians used slang when they spoke informally. Often the less educated people of the time would speak using so many slang-words that it would be hard for an educated listener to understand what they were saying. Here is a fictional account from one of the survivors of the SS. Forfarshire. Highlight any examples of Victorian slang you can spot!

Find Victorian slang words in the recount that match with these modern meanings. Hint: try replacing a slang word with a modern synonym. Does the passage still make sense?

Music

Pulse in 3 and 4 time

In this lesson we will be learning about pulse in 3 and 4 time.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/pulse-in-3-and-4-time

MindUp

Optimism and Perspective Taking

Do you see what I see?

Perspective taking is the ability to see situations from the viewpoint of another person. When we mindfully practice perspective taking, we become more skilled at interpreting the behaviour of other people. Pausing to mindfully consider other points of view helps us think with an open mind. Try this activity with your child. It ties mindful seeing and perspective taking together.

TASK:

  • Open the documents below to find some fun activities on perspective taking!

Quote of the Day!

  • It is so important to feel POSITIVE and be encouraged to try your best or try new things.
  • We decided that this week we would like you to start each day by reading an uplifting quote.
  • Notice how it makes you feel to start each day with one positive thought.
  • It will become a habit and we are sure it will make you feel even just a tiny weeny bit better. Enjoy!
  • Have you got a quote that inspires you?
  • We would love to hear about your favourite quote :)

Thursday 9th July 2020

Good Morning Year 5!

Today, you have an assortment of fun activities to get your teeth into. 

“Every child deserves the right to be creative. Every child has the potential to be magically creative if they are inspired and encouraged." 

Today it is 'Reading Aloud Around the World' at 'Cressida’s Creativity Summer Camp'. Famous author Cressida Cowell wants you to tap into your creativity this week. Today international Children’s Laureates from around the world will unite with Cressida for a Laureate readathon, with Jason Reynolds (US), Eloise Williams (Wales), Áine Ní Ghlinn (Ireland), Ursula Dubosarsky (Australia) and Manon Sikkel (The Netherlands), to celebrate the power of sharing a story.

Click here to check out reading aloud activities: https://www.booktrust.org.uk/what-we-do/childrens-laureate/

Why don't you have a go reading aloud to someone in your house today?

Have a wonderful day!

Miss Wakley, Miss Hulands and Mr Clerke :) 

File icon: ppt Vincent Van Gogh [ppt 16MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Vincent Van Gogh photo pack [pdf 5MB] Click to download

Maths

L.O:To recognise, describe and build simple 3-D shapes

Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks.

English

L.O: SPaG focus: direct and indirect speech

Booktalk

How the orange-barred sulphur butterfly got its wings

Read the following myth about forest butterflies.

Then, answer the comprehension questions below. Don't forget to use your Viper skills!

Foundation

What is special about Curitiba?

Art

Vincent Van Gogh

Who was Van Gogh?

Today you are going to find out some information about the famous artist Vincent Van Gogh. Perhaps, you know some information about him already. You will create a piece of artwork based on some of his fabulous designs. He loved vibrant colours and created pictures depending on his mood and experience at the time. 

1. Watch the clip about Van Gogh: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z8fgkqt

2. Read the presentation attached to find out more about his life. Look at the pictures attached that he created. 

3. Complete a piece of artwork using his influence. He liked using oil pastels and dabbing brush strokes to create a post-impressionism piece of work. 

Quote of the Day!

  • It is so important to feel POSITIVE and be encouraged to try your best or try new things.
  • We decided that this week we would like you to start each day by reading an uplifting quote.
  • Notice how it makes you feel to start each day with one positive thought.
  • It will become a habit and we are sure it will make you feel even just a tiny weeny bit better. Enjoy!
  • Have you got a quote that inspires you?
  • We would love to hear about your favourite quote :)

Wednesday 8th July 2020

Happy Hump day Year 5!

We are very much looking forward to seeing you over the next couple of days. We are sure that some of you may be feeling nervous, worried and excited all at the same time. But remember, everyone will be experiencing these emotions, and thats ok. We just want to see your smiley faces, for you to see your friends, and most importantly have some FUN. We have missed you all so so much!

How have you found lockdown? Are you excited to come back to school? Do you feel ready for year 6 and your new teacher? 

Cressida's Creativity Summer Camp

“Every child deserves the right to be creative. Every child has the potential to be magically creative if they are inspired and encouraged." 

Today it is 'Poetry and Performance Day' at 'Cressida’s Creativity Summer Camp'. Famous author Cressida Cowell wants you to tap into your creativity this week. Poetry and performance are the theme of Summer Camp today, with Young People's Laureate Theresa Lola leading a poetry workshop and readings and tips from Laura DockrillJoshua Seigal and Joseph Coelho, plus Cressida will be reading some of former Laureate Michael Rosen’s most loved poems.

Click here to check out poetry and performance activities: https://www.booktrust.org.uk/what-we-do/childrens-laureate/

Be a performer today!

Miss Wakley, Miss Hulands and Mr Clerke :) 

P.S. Don't forget to check out the Wednesday Word.

File icon: ppt Developing a Growth Mindset [ppt 13MB] Click to download

Maths

L.O: To be able to recognise 2-D representations of 3-D shapes

Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks.

English

L.O: To be able to identify the key features of a newspaper

Booktalk

The History of Nintendo

Read the following information text othe history of Nintendo.

Then, answer the comprehension questions below. Don't forget to use your Viper skills!

Foundation (Science)

What are insulators and conductors?

  • In this lesson, we will learn what an electrical conductor and an electrical insulator are.
  • We will conduct an investigation to see which materials are insulators and which are conductors.
  • Finally, we will draw conclusions about the best material to make certain objects from, based on what we have learnt.
  • You will need a piece of paper, a pencil and a ruler.
  • https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-are-insulators-and-conductors

PSHE

Growth Mindset

growth mindset is the belief that intelligence improves through study and practice rather than the belief that you are just born with it. Children with a growth mindset tend to see challenges as opportunities to grow because they understand that they can improve their abilities by pushing themselves. If something is hard, they understand it will push them to get better and and progress in life when faced with similar challenges. This develops a resilience and perserverance to constantly improve yourself. 

You might ask, how can you develop a growth mindset? Read on to find out more...

1. Watch the clip about developing a growth mindset: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2ttL1kgZRk 

2. Read through the presentation and complete the quiz- Developing a Growth Mindset

3. Complete the task attached- Changing My Mindset

Quote of the Day!

  • It is so important to feel POSITIVE and be encouraged to try your best or try new things.
  • We decided that this week we would like you to start each day by reading an uplifting quote.
  • Notice how it makes you feel to start each day with one positive thought.
  • It will become a habit and we are sure it will make you feel even just a tiny weeny bit better. Enjoy!
  • Have you got a quote that inspires you?
  • We would love to hear about your favourite quote :)

Tuesday 7th July 2020

Good Morning Year 5!

“Every child deserves the right to be creative. Every child has the potential to be magically creative if they are inspired and encouraged." 

Today we would love you to check out 'Cressida’s Creativity Summer Camp'. Famous author Cressida Cowell wants you to tap into your creativity this week. Each day will be a new activity; today it is 'Drawing Day'. Celebrating drawing and the art of illustration, watch a step by step drawing masterclass, plus a Summer Camp themed online art lesson from Guinness World Record holder Rob Biddulph.

Cressida’s Creativity Summer Camp will inspire families to embrace books, reading and creativity at home over the summer holidays for entertainment, learning, as well as to support mental well-being.

Click here to check it out and try some creative drawing activities: https://www.booktrust.org.uk/what-we-do/childrens-laureate/

Have fun being creative today,

Miss Wakley, Miss Hulands and Mr Clerke :) 

Maths

L.O: To identify, describe and classify 3-D shapes based on the properties

Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks.

English

L.O: To be able to answer a range of comprehension questions

Booktalk

The Legend of the Hero Twins

Read the following retelling of an Ancient Maya Story

Then, answer the comprehension questions below. Don't forget to use your Viper skills!

Foundation (Spanish)

L.O: To be able to name family members and pets in Spanish

Science

  • We would like you to show off all your knowledge that you have learnt about DINOSAURS in this topic.

 

  • You can choose to present your work in one of the following ways:
  • PowerPoint Presentation
  • Poster
  • Information leaflet
  • Film yourself talking about what you have learnt
  • Act out your learning
  • Write a story or poem that shows your understanding

 

  • This is what we have covered in the unit: Dinosaur footprints; dinosaur features and build; how to classify omnivores, carnivores, and herbivores; warm-blooded and cold-blooded dinosaurs; dinosaur fossils; and theories of dinosaur extinction.
  • You might want to do extra research for the area you choose.
  • Have FUN and get creative!
  • What is your favourite fact that you have learnt about Dinosaurs? Have you watched a dinosaur film or series?

Quote of the Day!

  • It is so important to feel POSITIVE and be encouraged to try your best or try new things.
  • We decided that this week we would like you to start each day by reading an uplifting quote.
  • Notice how it makes you feel to start each day with one positive thought.
  • It will become a habit and we are sure it will make you feel even just a tiny weeny bit better. Enjoy!
  • Have you got a quote that inspires you?
  • We would love to hear about your favourite quote :)

Monday 6th July 2020

Good Morning Year 5,

We hope you had a restful and happy weekend.

THANK YOU NHS

  • Yesterday evening, you may have joined your neighbours to clap for the NHS. This clap was to mark and celebrate the NHS' 72nd birthday! This year, the birthday is an opportunity to recognise, reflect and remember. To recognise the skills, commitment, achievements, compassion and diversity of all our 1.9 million people, across more than 350 different professions. 
  • On 5 July 1948, the NHS was launched by Aneurin Bevan, Minister of Health, at Park Hospital in Manchester.
  • For the first time, hospitals, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, opticians and dentists were brought together under one umbrella to provide care for free.
  • Since then, the NHS has transformed the health and wellbeing of the nation. The NHS has delivered huge medical advances and improvements to public health, meaning we can all expect to live longer, healthier lives.
  • Take time today to think about the NHS workers and give thanks to all of the hard work they do to help and support our country. 

How will you make your Monday GREAT?

Miss Wakley, Miss Hulands and Mr Clerke :)

File icon: pdf Page 70 [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Page 71 [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pptx The Sacrament of the Sick - Year 6 pg 206-210 [pptx 3MB] Click to download

Maths

L.O: To describe the properties of diagonals of quadrilaterals

Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks.

English

L.O: To be able to answer a range of comprehension questions

Booktalk

The Puncture

Read the following short story about a punctured tyre. You will need to use the clues in the text to help you infer some information.

Then, answer the comprehension questions below. Don't forget to use your Viper skills!

Foundation (Science)

How do we produce energy?

R.E.

The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick

The sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick celebrates God’s gifts of hope, strength and healing, life and friendship with God the Father, with Jesus and with one another. The celebration uses:

actions – anointing

words – prayers

symbols – oil, sign of the cross.

1. Watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGVym96GWW0

2. Open the documents above and read Pages 70 and 71 of Church Story. Then, look at the Powerpoint presentation to learn more.

3. Answer these questions:

  • Why do you think oil is used in healing?
  • What other sacraments include anointing with oil? (there are three others Baptism, Confirmation and  Holy Orders.)
  • What do you think is most difficult for a sick person and why?
  • How do you think the sick person feels when they know someone is praying for them?
  • In what way does the Anointing of the Sick heal a person?
  • What is important about a person being anointed at a gathering of the parish family?
  • How do you think the priest feels as he administers this Sacrament?
  • Why do you think the hands and forehead of the person are anointed?
  • What words of comfort and hope did you notice in the prayers?

Quote of the Day!

  • It is so important to feel POSITIVE and be encouraged to try your best or try new things.
  • We decided that this week we would like you to start each day by reading an uplifting quote.
  • Notice how it makes you feel to start each day with one positive thought.
  • It will become a habit and we are sure it will make you feel even just a tiny weeny bit better. Enjoy!
  • Have you got a quote that inspires you?
  • We would love to hear about your favourite quote :)

Friday 3rd July 2020

Happy Friday Year 5!

  • We are very much looking forward to seeing some of you back at school next week for a transition day if you replied to the office (Either Thursday or Friday) You will be contacted to be told what day and times you will be in. 
  • You will spend some time with you class teacher and meet your new teacher for the next academic year. We will give you back your school books from this year. 
  • Don't forget to get your entry in for the writing competition: Black Lives Matter by tonight at midnight. 

Have a wonderful weekend :) 

Miss Wakley, Miss Hulands and Mr Clerke

Maths

L.O: To describe the properties of quadrilaterals

Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks.

English

L.O: To use key features in order to write my own composition 

Booktalk

Marie Curie

Read the following information text about Marie Curie. Marie Curie was a Polish-born French physicist, famous for her work on radioactivity. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, 

Then, answer the comprehension questions below. Don't forget to use your Viper skills!

Foundation

Henri Matisse and Collage

Science Experiment

Storm in a Teacup

Song of the Day!

  • Today you are going to be listening to a toe-tapping song! An absolute classic, that you will not be able to stop singing too. You will want to listen to this song on REPEAT. 
  • Stand By Me, by Ben E King 
  • Would you like to recommend a song of the day?

Thursday 2nd July 2020

Good Morning Year 5!

  • Today is all about being OPTIMISTIC. Optimism goes beyond seeing the bright side of a situation or expecting good things. It's also a way of explaining what has already happened.
  • When something good happens, optimists think about what they did to make the situation turn out so well. They see their abilities as permanent, stable parts of themselves.
  • Being optimistic about situations can make you happier and healthier. 
  • We are not stuck with any particular mindset, but we have some ability to craft a more effective mental approach. 

I Forgot Day

I just remembered!

  • It is ironic how we often forget the things worth remembering, but remember the things worth forgetting.

  • Are you forgetful? For some people, they can’t remember anyone’s birthdays or special events, even if they live with them!
  • There are then those who have a list of things they have been meaning to do for ages, but they simply keep forgetting! 
  • For the super-organized of you, you may think that this is impossible!!!
  • However, if you’re like the rest of us, you will know that life simply seems too busy sometimes, and it can seem impossible to keep up with everything that is going on.
  • That is why there has been a day created to help you out!

We challenge you!

  • On I Forgot Day, you have the perfect opportunity to make up for everything that you have forgotten. Whether it was someone’s birthday or you forgot to do something you promised your friend that you would, now is the day that you can make amends for it.
  • It may be that you have forgotten so many things it is simply not possible to rectify it all in one day. Well, if that is the case, make a list and make sure you start ticking things off the list that you are supposed to have done by now!
  • Don't forget to get your entry in for the writing competition: Black Lives Matter by tomorrow. 

Have a memorable day!

Miss Wakley, Miss Hulands and Mr Clerke :)

Maths

L.O:To be able to identify, describe and classify triangles

Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks.

English

SPaG focus

Booktalk

Car Free Day

Read the following information text about World Car Free Day. World Car Free Day encourages motorists to give up their cars for a day. Organised events are held in some cities and countries. This day allows people to experience streets free of motor traffic. It's a great chance to re-imagine our streets around people.

Then answer the comprehension questions below. There are lots of fun activities to try today! Don't forget to use your Viper skills!

Foundation- Science

How do we produce energy? 

  • In this lesson we will be learning about how power was historically generated and the rise in the use of electricity throughout the industrial revolution that led to huge advancements in humans' capacity to power our world.
  • We will learn about non-renewable and renewable energy and consider the pros and cons of fossil fuels.
  • You will need a piece of paper, a pencil and your brain.
  • https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/how-do-we-produce-energy-1

MindUP

Optimism and Perspective Taking

Positively Busy

  • Optimism is having a positive outlook and making the best of different experiences, whether they are good or bad.
  • The more optimistic we are, the better our physical and mental health.
  • We can change our thinking habits to have a more optimistic outlook.
  • Try the activity attached to practise your optimistic thinking.

TASK:

  • Use the grid attached or draw your own on a piece of paper.
  • Draw a picture of yourself in the middle of the grid. During this time when we're having to stay at home, think about all the positive things you're doing. For example, helping prepare meals or tidying your room.
  • Draw a picture of these different things in the boxes around the edge of the grid.
  • Can you fill all 12 boxes? If you can't think of 12 things, that's ok, you can add to the grid every time you do a new positive thing during this time at home.
  • Look at the pictures you have drawn and think about how you feel knowing that you're doing all these positive things and making the most of this time at home.

Song of the Day!

  • Everyday this week we are going to suggest a song of the day, today we have decided to listen to a Song that makes you want to get up and dance. 
  • So, give this song a listen: Jackson 5: ABC
  • Would you like to recommend a song of the day?

Wednesday 1st July 2020

Happy Wednesday Year 5 :)

  • At St. Mary of the Angels we want to tell you about an exciting writing competition...500 Words: Black Lives Matter.
  • 500 Words is the world’s largest story-writing competition for kids. Over a million stories have been submitted since 2011, in response to everything from technology to climate change. Now, we want to bring children’s voices onto the themes and issues emerging from the Black Lives Matter movement. We want children to lead on the process of writing their story.
  • You have until Friday 3rd July to enter the writing competition.

Who can enter? 

  • Children aged between 5 and 13 can enter the story-writing competition.
  • Your words have the power to change you and the world around you. People can make a change based on their actions. We want you to use your imagination and draw on your own thoughts and experiences when it comes to Black Lives Matter and some of the changes we are seeing in 2020. Then, write a creative short story in no more than 500 words.
  • Click here to learn more about 500 Words: Black Lives Matter

NATIONAL CREATIVE ICE CREAM FLAVOURS DAY

  • I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!
  • 1st July marks National Creative Ice Cream Flavours Day, a day to sample or wonder about the odd combinations of ice cream flavours. Skip the traditional chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry ice cream when you celebrate this holiday!
  • What fun mixtures do you like to make and eat? The more creative and inventive, the better. 

HOW TO OBSERVE #CreativeIceCreamFlavoursDay

  • Celebrate by venturing out to your local ice creamery and testing their many concoctions!
  • You can also try to find some crazy flavours yourself! 
  • Why not make and invent your own ice-cream?

Have a yummy day!

Miss Wakley, Miss Hulands and Mr Clerke

Maths

LO: To identify regular and irregular polygons by reasoning about equal sides and angles

Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks.

English

LO: To identify the key features of a biography

Book Talk

Elvis Presley

Read the following biography about Elvis Presley. Elvis Presley, also known simply as Elvis, was an American singer and actor. Regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, he is often referred to as the "King of Rock and Roll" or simply "the King".

Then answer the comprehension questions below. There are lots of fun activities to try today! Don't forget to use your Viper skills!

Science

What are circuit diagrams?

In this lesson, we will be learning how electrical circuits are represented as diagrams. We will learn the symbol for each component and draw our own circuit diagrams. You will need a pencil, a piece of paper and a ruler.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-are-circuit-diagrams

PSHE

Growth Mindset

Growth mindset is the belief that our skills and intelligence are not fixed, that each and every person has endless potential. Growth mindset is the belief that with some persistencededicationhard work and many mistakes along the way, we can learn anything. Effort and attitude are what determines our abilities!

Watch the clip below to learn more!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/pshe-ks2-growth-mindset-how-to-develop-a-positive-mindset/z6gb2sg

Song of the Day!

Music gets under your skin. It creates strong feelings. And it creates strong memories.

Music is a language. It is a language for all humans. It is a language that is there when normal language is of little use.

  • Everyday this week we are going to suggest a song of the day, today we have decided to listen to a MOOD-BOOSTING song.
  • So, give this song a listen: Best Day of my Life by American Authors
  • Would you like to recommend a song of the day?

Tuesday 30th June 2020

Good Morning Year 5!

You are in for a real treat today. Did you have fun taking photographs yesterday? Send them in to us, we would love to see what you captured. Today is just as fun. See what FASCINATING facts you can find about METEORS!!

NATIONAL METEOR WATCH DAY

  • National Meteor Watch Day is observed every year on June 30th.
  • On a cloudless night, people turn their eyes to the heavens in hopes of spotting the glow of a falling star. 
  • Did you know that there are millions of meteors that occur daily in the Earth’s atmosphere?
  • When space debris, such as pieces of rock, enter the Earth’s atmosphere the friction causes the surrounding air to become scorching hot. This “shooting star” streaking through the sky surrounded by flaming hot air is a meteor.
  • Did you know that the majority of the meteoroids that cause meteors are only the size of a pebble?
  • Meteors sometimes occur in showers. It’s an excellent time to plan for a meteor-watching party!

Meteor, Meteoroid and Meteor Showers

  • In the Northern Hemisphere, one of the most active meteor showers is the Perseids. Named after the constellation Perseus.
  • One of the most impressive meteor showers in the Northern Hemisphere, the Perseids put on dazzling displays.
  • Some years, on a clear night with a new moon, skywatchers view more than one meteor per minute!
  • The Perseids are active from mid-July to late August. 

Fun facts

  • Did you know that meteors are usually observed at night and are visible when they are about 34 to 70 miles above the Earth?
  • Their glow time is usually about a second.
  • Despite a large number of meteors we see, a small percent of meteoroids hit the Earth’s atmosphere and then skip back into space. 

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalMeteorWatchDay

  • Gather some friends together, a blanket, and find a place far from the city lights on a cloudless night.

Have a terrific Tuesday :)

Miss Wakley, Miss Hulands and Mr Clerke 

File icon: ppt Finding Fossils Powerpoint [ppt 1MB] Click to download
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Maths

LO: To identify, describe and classify shapes based on the properties

Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks.

English

LO: To comprehend a text

Spanish

LO: To be able to give an opinion about your town or city in Spanish

In this lesson, we will recap our previous learning and we will learn how to express our opinions about where we live. For this lesson, you will need a pen and paper.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-be-able-to-give-an-opinion-about-your-town-or-city-in-spanish-3d15ca

Book Talk

The United Nations

Read the following information text about the United Nations. The United Nations is an organization that includes almost all the world’s countries, or nations. It is called the UN for short. By the 21st century the United Nations had more than 190 members. The main goal of the United Nations is world peace. 

Then answer the comprehension questions below. Don't forget to use your Viper skills!

Science

Dinosaur Fossils

What is a fossil?

  • A fossil is physical evidence of a prehistoric plant or animal. This may be their preserved remains or other traces, such as marks they made in the ground while they were alive.

1.Watch the clip about how fossils are made: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z9bbkqt/articles/z2ym2p3

2.Watch the next clip about how dinosaur fossils are made:  https://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/how-are-fossils-formed.html

3. Read through the attached presentation all about fossils and palaeontologists. Look at the photographs of the different dinosaur fossils attached in the other document. What do they tell you? What have we learnt from them?

4. TASK: Create a PowerPoint Presentation or Poster telling me everything you have learnt! 

Think about the following: What is a fossil? What is different about a dinosaur fossil? How is a fossil formed? What do we learn from fossils? What is it like to be a palaeontologist?

Song of the Day!

The right song can inspire you to work hard. It can make you move, take action, or vow to become a better person. Some songs have the power to unite people. Other songs compel us to see the beauty in the world.

Music changes how we see life.

  • Everyday this week we are going to suggest a song of the day, today we have decided to listen to a MOTIVATIONAL song.
  • So, give a listen to this song: Fight Song by Rachel Platten
  • Would you like to recommend a song of the day?

Monday 29th June 2020

Good Morning Year 5,

Are we ready for another week? We hope you had a lovely weekend :) Can you believe it is three weeks until the holidays?! Hopefully we will see most of you in school for the transition days coming up.

NATIONAL CAMERA DAY

  • Today is all about celebrating photographs and cameras.
  • A camera is a tool used to record and replicate memories, events, and people/places.
  • Did you know that before the invention of the camera, the only resource to document a vision was a painting
  • Capturing an image of a person or place in a drawing took time and skill. Very few people can perfectly draw the likeness of someone.
  • Did you know that the first cameras were large and bulky, and then each later design evolved until some cameras were as small as a pen?
  • The portable and easy to use features of today's cameras not only allow us to take photos quickly, but we can also edit them instantly!
  • Smartphones with built-in cameras include features that allow us to share photos straightaway too!

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalCameraDay

  • Today we would like you to celebrate the day by taking photos! 
  • Snap a picture of something or someone you enjoy and cherish the memory. 
  • Are you an expert already? Why not teach someone how to take outstanding photos!
  • OR, what to get better then try and expand your photography skills by learning more online?

Have a fabulous day!

Miss Wakley, Miss Hulands and Mr Clerke 

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Maths

L.O:To be able to identify, describe and classify shapes based on their properties

Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks.

 

English

Reading comprehension

Booktalk

Can you see the wind?

Read the following poem about the wind, and the damage it can do. Then answer the comprehension questions below. Don't forget to use your Viper skills!

Foundation

What is sustainability?

  • In this lesson we will learn the definition of sustainability and consider what sustainable development means and how it impacts decisions we make in the present.
  • We will think about aspects of our daily life that are unsustainable and compare them to innovations that are making life better for present and future generations.
  • In this lesson you will need a piece of paper, a pencil and your brain.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-is-sustainability

R.E.

The Good Samaritan 

Christians are called to care for others, especially for those most in need.  Jesus explains this very clearly in a parable he told.  A parable is a story which conveys an important meaning or more than one meaning.  In this story from Luke’s Gospel, a lawyer was trying to catch Jesus out with questions.  The final one was, ‘Who is my neighbour?’  Jesus answers this with a story, but the story also has another meaning.  It shows the care and compassion with which we should treat each other.  Notice the care and concern the Samaritan showed to the man who had been mugged.

1. Watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=184&v=osfQg4yKtq8&feature=emb_logo

2. Open the document below and read the scripture - Luke 10: 30-37

3. Answer these questions:

  • What did you think as this parable was being read?
  • Why do you think the Samaritan acted as he did?
  • How do you think the man who was mugged felt?
  • What showed that the Samaritan was doing more than his mere duty towards another person?
  • What does this parable have to say to us today?
  • What do you think ‘mercy’ means?
  • Good deeds are often called ‘acts of mercy’. Why do you think that is?
  • Why are these acts of mercy a particular responsibility for the Christian?

4. Complete the activity attached below: 

  • Create a storyboard/comic strip of this parable.  Include the reasons why the Samaritan acted as he did and what effect it had on the man who was mugged.

Song of the Day!

  • Everyday this week we are going to suggest a song of the day, today we have decided to start with a FUN and up-lifting song.
  • So, give a listen to this song: Happy by Pharrell Williams
  • Would you like to recommend a song of the day?

Friday 26th June 2020

Woohoo it's Friday Year 5!

You have been AMAZING this week with the Maths competition- we are so proud of you. A massive shout out to these pupils in JK (for completing a looooot of questions): Alex, Anabella, Precious, Jewel and Shiden. In JJ: Angel, Fabio, Natnael, Salma and Senay. You have all been working very hard, well done! As of this morning, JK are coming 161st and JJ are coming 65th overall!! WOW. Last big push today. YOU CAN DO IT!

To everyone that took part a big thank you, we could not have done it without you :) 

NATIONAL COCONUT DAY

  • Summer starts on June 26th when National Coconut Day arrives!
  • The coconut offers sweet support for our bodies in several ways.
  • Coconut oil alone falls into the superfood category!
  • It moisturises skin and hair and plays a significant role for our body.
  • We use the whole coconut in many different forms for our body and everyday cooking.
  • From shredded coconut to milk, cream, water, and oil, each provides essential nutrients and flavour.
  • Coconut is rich in fibre, Vitamin B6, iron, and minerals like magnesium and zinc. The oil from coconut moisturizes our skin as well as also helping to keep our skin clear and hair silky, too. It really is amazing!
  • It can be used in the kitchen for baking and cooking with to create a great flavour (especially in curry)
  • It really is delicious and fresh to eat and drink. On a warm day what more could you want?

 

HOW TO OBSERVE #nationalcoconutday

Enjoy the benefits of coconut and share your favourite ways to use coconut.

 

Have a fun-filled weekend,

 

Miss Wakley, Miss Hulands and Mr Clerke 

Maths

Decimals: To be able to solve long multiplication problems

In our final lesson of this unit we will be solving long multiplication problems.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/decimals-to-solve-long-multiplication-problems

Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks.

English

L.O: To understand how to use key features to write a balanced argument

  • This week we are learning to write: A Balanced Argument
  • During this session, we will be writing a balanced argument.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-use-key-features-in-order-to-write-own-composition-57e5c1

Book Talk

Golden Skies - Recounting Life in World War II

Read Chapter 1 of the following first person narrative, about a family in England who were bombed during World War II. Then answer the comprehension questions below. Don't forget to use your Viper skills!

Art

Juan Miro and Automatic Drawing

In this lesson, we will learn about automatic drawing and create our own abstract artwork.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/juan-miro-and-automatic-drawing-1459cb

STEM

Lolly Stick Catapults

Put your pioneering skills to the test by creating a miniature catapult from lolly sticks. Ready, aim, fire!

Watch the video below, then read through the 'Worksheet' slides to find all the information you need to create your own catapult at home! If you don't have lolly sticks, be creative and find other items around the house that you can use instead! Don't forget to think about the 'Reflection' questions at the end.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/lolly-stick-catapults-primary

Riddle of the Day!

  • Catch but don't throw
  • What can you catch but not throw?
  • We will reveal the answer tomorrow.
  • Have you got a riddle you would like to share?
  • Yesterday's answer was: Trouble!

Thursday 25th June 2020

Good morning Year 5!

I hope you're all having a productive and positive week so far! 

Keep jumping on to the Sum Dog website each day for our Maths Week compeition. We are ABSOLUTELY AMAZED by all the work you have put in over the last few days.

NATIONAL LEON DAY

  • Did you know that National Leon Day marks June 25th as six months away from Christmas day?
  • Leon is Noel spelled backward and is a day some crafters begin planning their homemade gifts and decorations.  
  • It can also be a day for those who miss the winter holidays to have a mini winter celebration in June. (We do this in Australia in the month of July - it called 'Christmas in July'. People dress up in cosy Christmas jumpers and have Christmas dinners together!)

 

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalLeonDay

Crafters, get your hot glue guns ready! Start planning your ugly sweaters now to beat the crowds! 

 

 

Enjoy your Christmassy Thursday :)

 

Miss Wakley, Miss Hulands and Mr Clerke

Maths

Decimals: To be able to solve three by two digit multiplication

In today's lesson, we will be representing and solving 3-digit x 2-digit multiplication calculations.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/decimals-to-solve-three-by-two-digit-multiplication

Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks.

English

L.O: To understand how to use adverbs of possibility (SPAG focus)

  • This week we are learning to write: A Balanced Argument
  • In this lesson, we are going to focus on adverbs of possibility.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/spag-focus-a37ad0

Book Talk

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

Read the following narrative poem based on A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness and answer the comprehension questions below. Don't forget to use your Viper skills!

Foundation - Religion

Buddhism

In this lesson, we will be using all of the key pieces of knowledge we have acquired over the course of this unit to continue to plan and write an essay.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-plan-and-write-an-essay-about-buddhism-a30503

PSHE

The Importance of Teamwork

Year 5, let's think about getting along and working with others. Why is it an important skill to have? Click on the link below to find out more about teamwork.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zdq3bdm

Learn about the importance and benefits of teamwork.

This lesson includes:

  • a video to get you active while thinking about teamwork

  • two video clips showing how children worked together effectively as a team

  • a practice activity

Riddle of the Day!

  • Easy in, Hard out
  • What is easy to get into but hard to get out of?
  • We will reveal the answer tomorrow.
  • Have you got a riddle you would like to share?
  • Yesterday's answer was: A stamp!

Wednesday 24th June 2020

Happy Wednesday Year 5!

  • News flash- as of Tuesday afternoon Class JK are coming 162nd place and Class JJ are coming  83rd place out of 1000 schools in London for the Maths Week competition.
  • We can only maintain this if we all login to the Sum Dog website each day and complete some Maths. Lets climb all the way to the top of the leaderboard!

 NATIONAL PRALINES DAY 

Another day, another sweet treat! Life is definitely a balance. Moderation in everything.

  • On June 24th, National Pralines Day honours a confection made from nuts (whether in whole pieces or ground) and sugar syrup. Pralines may also refer to any chocolate cookie containing the ground powder of nuts.
  • Did you know around the world, candy makers create their pralines a little differently?
  • Belgian Pralines – contain a hard chocolate shell with a softer, sometimes liquid, filling
  • French Pralines – a combination of almonds and caramelized sugar
  • American Pralines – contain milk or cream and are softer and creamier, resembling fudge

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalPralinesDay

  • Whether you are a candy maker or not, you can celebrate the day! Or, step away from the kitchen and head to the nearest confectionary.

Have a wonderful Wednesday :)

 

Miss Wakley, Miss Hulands and Mr Clerke

Maths

Decimals: To be able to represent two digit multiplication

  • In today's lesson, we will be representing and solving 2-digit x 2-digit multiplication calculations.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/decimals-to-represent-two-digit-multiplication

Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks.

English

L.O: To be able to identify the key features of a balanced argument

  • This week we are learning to write: A Balanced Argument
  • Today, we will be identifying the key features of balanced argument.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/read-the-example-and-identify-key-features-5e82c4

Booktalk

The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde's beloved tale tells the story of the selfish giant who built a wall around his beautiful garden to keep children out. It was always winter in the garden, for no other season would venture there. Then one morning, a special child brought Spring back, and the giant's heart melted along with the snow.

Read the short fiction text and answer the comprehension questions below. Don't forget to use your Viper skills!

Science

What are the different components in an electrical circuit?

  • In this lesson, we will learn how to build an electrical circuit.
  • We will look at all the different components of an electrical circuit and learn the rules for building them.
  • You will need a piece of paper, a pencil and a ruler for this lesson.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-are-the-different-components-in-an-electrical-circuit

MindUP

Optimism and Perspective Taking

You can do it!

  • Thinking positively is something our brains can learn to do.
  • By repeatedly having positive experiences and thinking positive thoughts, our brains learn to be optimistic.
  • When we are feeling optimistic, we are positive about being able to achieve things, even if we find these things difficult to begin with.

Task:

  • Use your hippocampus to think of a time you learned a new skill, for example learning to tie your shoes or ride a bike. Think about how you learned this new skill. Did it take a lot of effort and practise? Did it get easier the more you practised? What were you thinking and how were you feeling when you were learning the new skill?
  • Now imagine your friend is learning that same skill, but they're struggling to do it. In the speech bubbles (on the document attached), or you can draw your own, write down what you could say to encourage your friend to keep practising so they can learn the new skill.
  • The next time you learn a new skill, you can read your own speech bubbles to help you keep going and stay optimistic if it gets a bit tough.

Riddle of the Day!

  • Always on the move in one spot
  • What travels around the world but stays in one spot?
  • We will reveal the answer tomorrow.
  • Have you got a riddle you would like to share?
  • Yesterday's answer was: Your Age

Tuesday 23rd June 2020

Good Morning Year 5!

  • Don't forget to be Maths experts this week and get on to sumdog to try out the Maths competition. There is a lot of fun to be had!
  • Today's theme day is PERFECT for this warm and wonderfully sunny week. If you are at school this week please remember to bring a hat and a water bottle and apply suncream.

NATIONAL HYDRATION DAY

  • Today is National Hydration Day, this reminds us to replace fluids lost when it is very hot outside, which is perfect for this week as towards the end of the week the temperature will be hitting 31 degrees!!
  • The human body contains more than 60 percent water and maintaining that balance is a challenge. Doing it during the summer months is a practice that must be consistent.
  • There are ways to help prevent dehydration. Being hydrated before exercising is essential. If you are under-hydrated before you start, it is hard to catch up once the sweating starts.
  • Drink plenty of fluids throughout the day. Fluids can include sports drinks that contain electrolytes (Magnesium, Calcium, Sodium, and Potassium) to replenish the essential minerals the body loses through perspiration.
  • Remember after exercising you will need to continue to replenish fluids.

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalHydrationDay

  • Whether you are an athlete or not, stay hydrated on these hot summer days. 

Have a really great day!

Miss Wakley, Miss Hulands and Mr Clerke :) 

 

File icon: docx Lesson 4- cold blooded or warm blooded [docx 252KB] Click to download

Maths

Decimals: To solve and represent decimal problems

  • In today's lesson, we will be representing and solving problems involving decimals.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/decimals-to-solve-and-represent-decimal-problems

  • Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks.

English 

Reading comprehension 2

  • This week we are learning to write: A Balanced Argument
  • In this lesson, we are going to complete a range of questions using a balanced argument as our text.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/reading-comprehension-2

 

Booktalk

The Beast Within - a murky monstrous mystery

Shadowy goings-on bring a sense of trepidation to a small primary school, when evidence of a wild beast lurking around the school grounds comes to the attention of the superintendent. Is this creature deadly? Why has it come to Hornwood, and what, exactly, does it want?

Read the short fiction text and answer the comprehension questions below. Don't forget to use your Viper skills!

Foundation- Spanish

L.O: To be able to describe what there is in your town or city in Spanish

  • In this lesson, we will recap our previous learning, then learn how to say different places in a town or city. For this lesson, you will need a pen and paper.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-be-able-to-describe-what-there-is-in-your-town-or-city-in-spanish-28bb18

Science

Debate: Are dinosaurs cold blooded or warm blooded?

Questions:

  1. What does warm- blooded and cold-blooded mean?
  2. How do you know which dinosaur is which?
  3. Did you know that warm-blooded animals need to eat about ten times as much food as cold-blooded ones?
  4. Why do some scientists think dinosaurs might be cold-blooded (like modern reptiles)?
  5. Watch this clip and make notes of any new vocabulary and evidence you learn: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdU6qWdF-aI

Robert Bakker:

  • For over two decades, Robert T. Bakker has been the leading proponent of the theory that dinosaurs were warm-blooded, rather than cold-blooded like modern lizards. How else, he argues, could the hearts of sauropods have pumped blood all the way up to their heads?
  • Not all scientists are convinced by Bakker’s theory, but he has sparked a vigorous debate about dinosaur metabolism that will likely persist into the near future.
  1. Scientists cannot decide if dinosaurs were warm-blooded or cold-blooded.
  2. Cold-blooded animals get warm by lying in the sun.
  3. The size of a cold-blooded animal’s body makes a difference to how quickly it cools down.
  4. Many dinosaurs were huge, and being cold-blooded would have been a disadvantage if the climate became colder.
  • Look at the document attached to the main message and choose which activity you would like to do for today's lesson to show an understanding of your learning. Which side of the argument would you like to debate and why? Do you think they are cold-blooded or warm-blooded? Why/ why not? 

A Riddle a Day!

Only Going Up

  • What goes up but never comes back down????????
  • We will reveal the answer tomorrow.
  • Have you got a riddle you would like to share?
  • Yesterday's answer was: A Clock

Monday 22nd June 2020

Good Morning Year 5!

It's a new day (yes it is Monday), so that means it is time for an exciting new week of learning. FANTASTIC news though.....it is Maths week. Yippee! The Maths competition starts today, all you need to do is visit the Sumdog website (Click the link below). 

If you haven't managed to login yet, try now :) If you haven't received your login details yet, don't panic! Contact the school and we can give them to you. Mostly importantly, have fun with Maths.

Maths Week

  • St Mary of the Angels will be taking part in a London Maths competition, against lots of other primary schools in London. The competiton will take place on Monday 22nd June- Friday 26th June. Every child in Years 1-6 can take part and there are lots of prizes to be won!
  • This week, we have been calling you with your log-in details. You must go to the Sum Dog website https://www.sumdog.com/user/sign_in and enter your log-in details.
  • Each pupil will need to log in and answer some maths questions every day next week to win prizes!

Have a Maths-filled Monday,

Miss Wakley, Miss Hulands and Mr Clerke 

 

Maths

Decimals: To use mental multiplication strategies

  • In today's lesson we will be using a range of multiplication strategies.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/decimals-to-use-mental-multiplication-strategies

Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks.

English

Reading comprehension 1

  • This week we are learning to write: A Balanced Argument
  • In this lesson, we are going to answer a range of comprehension questions.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/reading-comprehension-1

Booktalk

The Crime Solvers

Read the short fiction text and answer the comprehension questions below. Don't forget to use your Viper skills!

Foundation

L.O: To plan and write an essay about Buddhism

  • In this lesson, we will be using all of the key pieces of knowledge we have acquired over the course of this unit to plan and write an essay.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-plan-and-write-an-essay-about-buddhism

R.E.

Jesus Gives Sight to a Blind Man

We are carrying on with our topic of 'Healing' this week. From the very beginning of Jesus’ ministry, he was concerned with the sick and needy.  He never turned anyone away even when he was tired and weary.  In Jesus’ day, there were many sick people and they often had to survive by begging at the roadside.  

Your Task:

1. Open the Word document below and read Luke 18:35-43. This story from Luke illustrates Jesus’ compassion.

2. Think about and answer these questions:

  • Why do you think Jesus was so concerned with the sick and needy?
  • Why do you think the people scolded the blind man?
  • How do you think the blind man felt?
  • What do you think was the significance of the title the blind man gave to Jesus, ‘Jesus! Son of David!’ What did it show about his faith?
  • What was Jesus’ attitude to the blind man?
  • What do you think Jesus meant when he said, ‘Your faith has made you well’?
  • What do you think of the attitude of the people once they saw Jesus’ healing power?
  • How do you think the blind man felt when he could see?

3. Write a newspaper report

Use the template below to help you! You are a journalist for the Jericho Times newspaper. Write a newspaper report about the incident. Don’t forget the 5 W’s – who, what, when, where, why. Explain who people believe Jesus is and what ideas and experiences people have of him. Include quotes from bystanders describing how witnessing this healing act affected their faith.

A Riddle a Day!

These Hands Can’t Clap!

  • What has hands but doesn’t clap?
  • We will reveal the answer tomorrow.
  • Have you got a riddle you would like to share?

Friday 19th June 2020

Happy Friday Year 5 :)

Read below about an exciting Maths competition starting NEXT WEEK. There are prizes to be won, what fun! Don't miss out, start on Monday. 

Maths Week

  • St Mary of the Angels will be taking part in a London Maths competition, against lots of other primary schools in London. The competiton will take place on Monday 22nd June- Friday 26th June. Every child in Years 1-6 can take part and there are lots of prizes to be won!
  • This week, we have been calling you with your log-in details. You must go to the Sum Dog website https://www.sumdog.com/user/sign_in and enter your log-in details.
  • Each pupil will need to log in and answer some maths questions every day next week to win prizes!

Have a great weekend!

Miss Wakley, Miss Hulands and Mr Clerke

Maths

L.O: To use a range of multiplication strategies

  • In this lesson we will use doubling strategies to multiply decimal numbers by two, four and eight.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-use-a-range-of-multiplication-strategies

  • Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks.

English

L.O: To be able to write a non-chronological report

  • This week we are learning to write: A non-chronological report
  • In this lesson, we are going to plan and write a non-chronological report.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/write-a-non-chronological-report

*Sorry for the mistake yesterday. I mentioned year 6 work by accident. I have rectified my mistake!

Booktalk

The Alchemist's Letter

This week you are going to complete an activity each day based on a short film clip called 'The Alchemist's Letter'.

1. Watch the clip again here: https://www.literacyshed.com/the-alchemists-letter.html

2. Complete the activity attached below

3. Extra challenge: 

Re-watch the clip and write a description of the machinery at work. Then draw it!

Foundation

The Circle Challenge

  • How many circular objects can you think of? You will use your imagination and creativity to beat this challenge!

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/the-circle-challenge-f2c8c2/

PSHE

Positive Thinking

Design a positive thinking cap!

Using the outline below, design a cap with colourful messages about positive thinking. You might want to try different kinds of writing, or use symbols and illustrations. Just remember to keep it positive!

Fascinating Fact of the Day!

  • Did you know that there are 2,000 thunderstorms on Earth every minute? 
  • We challenge you to find a fascinating fact of the day to share.

Thursday 18th June 2020

Good Morning Year 5,

Can you believe another week has passed.What have you enjoyed so far? What have you been missing? 

We would like you down write three things that you would like to do when lockdown ends. (Get my hair cut is top of the list!!)

NATIONAL NURSE ASSISTANTS’ DAY

  • Today is when we recognise all nursing assistants who have dedicated their lives to the well-being of others.
  • Nursing assistants work in hospitals and nursing homes performing everyday living tasks for the elderly and chronically ill. 
  • Nursing Assistants also play a host of roles in the lives of residents in nursing homes, hospitals, and long-term care facilities.
  • They assist people to remain independently in their own home for as long as possible.
  • They provide essential support for patient needs, including promoting mental, physical, emotional and social well-being.
  • THANK YOU to these amazing and caring people!

HOW TO OBSERVE #CareerNurseAssistantsDay

Take time to thank them for the care they provide by leaving them a thank you note. There are also other ways to express your appreciation, such as;

  • Making homemade cookies or other treats
  • Painting them a picture
  • Saying thank you
  • Spreading the kindness they give to everyone

Have a wonderful day!

Miss Wakley, Miss Hulands and Mr Clerke :) 

File icon: ppt Andy Warhol information and clip [ppt 5MB] Click to download

Maths

L.O: To multiply decimals using a formal method

  • In this lesson we will continue to use the formal written layout to multiply a decimal number by a single digit.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-multiply-decimals-using-a-formal-method/

  • Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks.

English

SPaG focus - Modal Verbs

  • This week we are learning to write: A non-chronological report
  • In this lesson, we are to going to focus on modal verbs.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/spag-focus-modal-verbs

Booktalk

The Alchemist's Letter

This week you are going to complete an activity each day based on a short film clip called 'The Alchemist's Letter'.

1. Watch the clip again here: https://www.literacyshed.com/the-alchemists-letter.html

2. Complete the activity attached below

3. Extra challenge: Answer these questions:

Watch the end of the film:

Why doesn’t Veridion take any of the coins with him? 

Does he take anything with him?  

Why has the laughter been included in the closing credits? What does it show?

Why not try this fun activity? Create a time capsule of your favourite recent memories.

Foundation

Who is the Dalai Lama?

  • In this final lesson on Buddhism, we will begin learning about reincarnation, which is the Buddhist notion of rebirth.
  • We will learn about karma and the belief that a being’s actions determine whether the rebirth is positive or negative.
  • We will then go on to learn about the Dalai Lama, who is someone some Buddhists believe has reached enlightenment, but remains Earth to help others reach enlightenment or Nirvana.
  • You will need a piece of paper, a pencil and your brain.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/who-is-the-dalai-lama/

Pop Art

Andy Warhol

  • Andy Warhol was part of the pop art movement. He was born Andrew Warhola in 1928 in Pennsylvania. His parents were from a part of Europe that is now part of Slovakia. They moved to New York in the 1920s.
  • His first job was illustrating adverts in fashion magazines. Now is he known as one of the most influential artists who ever lived!
  • He is famous for exploring popular culture in his work. Popular culture is anything from Coca Cola to pop stars to the clothes people like to wear.
  • Pop art is all about making art by inspired by things from popular culture.
  • Warhol liked to use bright colours and silk screening techniques. He liked using screen printing to mass-produce artworks based on photographs of celebrities.
  • Warhol liked making prints because it meant he could create multiples of the same image. Screen-printing is a printing process that can create lots of artworks that look the same.
  • Sometimes Warhol would switch colours around and present a group of prints with contrasting colours together.

Task:

  1. Read through the presentation attached to the main message above- all about Andy Warhol.
  2. Complete a piece of artwork with a repeating pattern, it can be something from pop culture or an original idea. If you are unsure what pattern to repeat have a look at the other attachment on this message.
  3. You can paint or colour it- think BRIGHT and FUN colours!

Fascinating Fact of the Day!

  • Did you know that an ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain?
  • We challenge you to find a fascinating fact of the day to share.

Wednesday 17th June 2020

Happy Wednesday Year 5!

How's your week going? We have been busy working at school and miss you all so much! 

MINDUP

Please scroll down and try the MindUp activities today. It is all about being optimistic and having a positive attitude. It has been a strange (and sometimes hard) few months for us all, and even though we have had some sad moments, you have all done an AMAZING job being positive and grateful for what you have. Keep up the great work!!!

NATIONAL EAT YOUR VEGETABLES DAY

  • This celebration is one more opportunity to remind everyone to continue to eat a healthy diet. I didn’t make this one up, I promise!!
  • As you know, vegetables are an essential part of a healthy lifestyle- they give you energy and help protect you against diseases. How many do you think you should have a day?
  • As part of the main meal or as a snack, vegetables can be enjoyed in a variety of ways. I love snacking on hummus with carrots and cucumber. I also love an apple as a snack. What is your favourite fruit or vegetable snack?
  • Each vegetable has its own nutritional content though generally, they contain a little protein or fat and varying proportions of vitamins such as Vitamin A, Vitamin K and Vitamin B6, provitamins, dietary minerals, and carbohydrates.
  • Did you know that the essential nutrients  vegetables contain ensure that your skin and hair stay healthy?
  • Fruit and vegetables really do give you super-powers!

HOW TO OBSERVE #EatYourVegetablesDay

  • Make sure you consume your recommended daily allowance of vegetables.  
  • Why not make a delicious and nutritious lunch or dinner today?

FREE Broadcast 

 

Don't miss out on a FREE recording of the classic 'Beauty and the Beasthttps://www.cft.org.uk/beauty-and-the-beast-broadcast ENJOY!

Have FUN :) 

Miss Wakley, Miss Hulands and Mr Clerke 

Maths

L.O: To be able to multiply Decimal numbers by whole numbers

  • In this lesson we will use the formal written layout to multiply a decimal number by a single digit.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-multiply-decimals-by-whole-numbers/

Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks.

English

L.O: To be able to identify the features of a non-chronological report

  • This week we are learning to write: a non-chronological report.
  • In this lesson, we are going to explore the features of a non chronological report.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/identifying-the-features-of-a-text-d0fb0a/

Booktalk

The Alchemist's Letter

This week you are going to complete an activity each day based on a short film clip called 'The Alchemist's Letter'.

1. Watch the clip again here: https://www.literacyshed.com/the-alchemists-letter.html

2. Complete the activity attached below

3. Extra challenge: Answer these questions:

Why was Veridion abandoned?

Why might his father think Veridion will abandon his daughter?

What is the narrator’s name?

What has created the gold watch?

Why do you think machine has exploded?

Do you think Nicholas ever succeeded in creating gold?

Foundation- Science

What is static electricity?

  • In this lesson, we will be learning all about static electricity.
  • We will learn how static charges occur and what happens when they are discharged.
  • We will also be exploring how to create our own static charges with a balloon! If you have a balloon at home then you can use it for this lesson.
  • If you don't then don't worry, you will still be able to watch the demonstrations and complete the lesson.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-is-static-electricity/

MindUP!

Optimism and Perspective Taking

It's all about attitude!

  • Optimism is a feeling or belief that good things will happen. Perspective taking is the ability to look beyond your own point of view, so that you can consider how someone else may think or feel about something. To do this successfully, you must have some understanding of others' thoughts, feelings, motivations, and intentions.
  • Atttitude is the way you think and feel about someone or something, it is a feeling or way of thinking that affects your behaviour. You are charge of this. 
  1. Watch the TRUE story of three little pigs by A.Wolf: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vB07RfntTvw 
  2. What do you think is the message from this story?
  3. Complete the activites suggested in the attachment- these focus on having a positive perspective, looking at all the good things there are in your life and feeling grateful for all that you have. 

Fascinating Fact of the Day!

  • Did you know that the footprints on the moon will be there for 100 million years?
  • We challenge you to find a fascinating fact of the day to share.

Tuesday 16th June 2020

Good Morning Year 5,

We hope you had a great Monday! Today we would like to encourage you to have some fun movement breaks in between your learning, to keep your body and mind healthy. Maybe you could ask an adult or sibling in your house to join in with the yoga video below?

COSMIC YOGA

Try this kids yoga brain break. It is a fun way to yoga-move, sing and change the energy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38oQkm1MQjI

NATIONAL FUDGE DAY

  • National Fudge Day comes around each year on June 16th allowing you to indulge in your favourite flavour of this delicious confectionary. Did you know that some of the most familiar fudge flavours are chocolate, chocolate nut, peanut butter, maple, and maple nut? What is your favourite flavour?
  • Fudge lends itself to experimentation when it comes to flavours. Blending favourites to create new delicious kinds of fudge is something fudge shops love to do. What new fudge would you create if you could? Why not add bits of candy, nuts or sprinkles?
  • There are other fudge days throughout the year; May 12th is a celebration of nutty fudges and on November 20th it is peanut butter fudge day. Isn’t it fun having days donated to fudge!

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalFudgeDay

  • Pick up some fudge at your local store and share it with family and friends OR make some of your own at home!

Have a terrific Tuesday!

Miss Wakley, Miss Hulands and Mr Clerke :) 

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Maths

L.O: To investigate multiplying Decimals

  • This week we are continuing to learn about Decimals
  • In this lesson we will derive multiplication facts involving decimal numbers.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-investigate-multiplying-decimals/

  • Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks.

English

Reading Comprehension: word meaning and fact retrieval

  • This week we are learning to write: A non-chronological report.
  • In this lesson, we are going to explore word meaning and fact retrieval questions.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/reading-comprehension-word-meaning-and-fact-retrieval/

Booktalk

The Alchemist's Letter

This week you are going to complete an activity each day based on a short film clip called 'The Alchemist's Letter'.

1. Watch the clip again here: https://www.literacyshed.com/the-alchemists-letter.html

2. Complete the activity attached below

3. Extra challenge: Answer these questions:

Why do you think Veridion’s mother died alone?

What does the narrator mean when he says, “because of the creature I was becoming?”

We see a visual metaphor of the minotaur. Does the author actually mean he was physically changing? 

Who is sat under the tree with the pink leaves?

What do you think he is thinking before he throws the watch?

Why does he throw the watch away?

Spanish

L.O: To be able to describe the weather in Spanish

In this lesson, we will recap our previous learning, then we will be learning how to describe different types of weather in Spanish.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-be-able-to-describe-the-weather-in-spanish-8c80d3

Science

Omnivore, Carnivore, Herbivore

  1. What do you know about dinosaurs so far? Can you name some different types? 
  2. Today we are going to look at how we can discover whether dinosaurs were omnivores, carnivores or herbivores. Have a think if you already know what these terms mean. How could we discover this information from dinosaurs?
  3. You need to go through the presentation attached to the main messageTake notes as you go through it, as it will help you with the task.
  4. Have a go at the sorting activity suggested at the end. You can either draw a venn diagram into your books and draw or label the dinosaurs or you can print the activity. 
  5. Extension/ challenge: Watch this clip all about myths surrounding dinosaurs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3gXWDYpLAE Did anything surprise you?
  6. Feeling creative? Why not design your own Top Trump Cards for dinosaurs (you can use the attachment and the dinosaur facts information cards to help you) What skills could they have? Will they be super strong?

Fascinating Fact of the Day!

  • Did you know the strawberry is the only fruit that bears seeds on the outside?
  • We challenge you to find a fascinating fact of the day to share!

Monday 15th June 2020

Good Morning Year 5!

We hope you have had a lovely weekend :)

NATIONAL SMILE POWER DAY

On June 15th each year, National Smile Power Day shares one powerful expression.  

  • When you smile at someone, you are telling him or her that they are valued and worth the smile that you just gave them.
  • Smiles are morale boosters and confidence builders.
  • Research has proven that smiling really does increase likability between humans.
  • Smiling creates greater trust.
  • Smiling at someone can help them to relax and relieve their stress while at the same time, it will make you feel good too!
  • Even if you do not feel like it, smiling will lift your mood and can make you a happier person.

HOW TO OBSERVE #SmilePowerDay

  • Challenge yourself to smile more often today. 
  • Are you having trouble smiling? Try these tips to help you smile more:
  • Think of a few happy moments that automatically cause you to smile.You know, those moments where you belly laughed until your stomach hurts or a time when you were so pleased with yourself your face hurt from smiling. Keep those memories handy and use them to help you smile more often.
  • Save a couple of short jokes that are just so silly you can’t help but smile. Tell them to others, too. 
  • Make a list of the things you’re grateful for. Which ones make you smile? Keep the list handy and refer to it often. Add to it and feel your smiles add up. 

Have a magnificent Monday! 

Miss Wakley, Miss Hulands and Mr Clerke :) 

Maths

L.O: To be able to solve problems related to Decimals

  • This week we are continuing to learn about Decimals
  • In this lesson we will calculate with decimals and generate word problems that suit the equation.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-solve-problems-related-to-decimals/

Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks.

English

Today's focus: Reading Comprehension- Word Meaning

  • This week we are learning to write: A non-chronological report.
  • In this lesson, we are going to define key words.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/reading-comprehension-word-meaning-d83aa0/

 

Booktalk 

The Alchemist's Letter

This week you are going to complete an activity each day based on a short film clip called 'The Alchemist's Letter'.

1. Watch the clip here: https://www.literacyshed.com/the-alchemists-letter.html

2. Complete the activity attached below

3. Extra challenge: Answer these questions:

What do Alchemist’s do? (find a dictionary definition)

When is the story set? How do we know?

What is the man’s name?

What is the relationship between the narrator and the man we can see?

What do you think the narrators most precious memories could be? What does the word precious mean?

Foundation

What is life like inside a Buddhist monastery?

  • In this lesson, we will be learning about buddhist, monks and nuns.
  • We will learn about the different schools of buddhism and the journey that Buddhist lay people take to become a ‘full monk’.
  • We will learn about daily life in a monastic community and we will compare life in a monastery to our own daily life.
  • You will need a piece of paper, a pencil and your brain.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-is-life-like-inside-a-buddhist-monastery/

R.E.

Healing

Today we are starting a NEW R.E topic - Healing.

Children and adults can become sick and need care. During this topic we will look at how Jesus cared for the sick and needy. We will also learn about one of the seven sacraments in the Catholic Church - the anointing of the sick. It is intended to strengthen those who are ill.

The sacrament of anointing of the sick is given to those who are seriously ill by anointing them on the forehead and hands with duly-blessed oil – pressed from olives or from other plants – saying, only once:  ‘Through this holy anointing may the Lord in his love and mercy help you with the grace of the Holy Spirit.  May the Lord who frees you from sin save you and raise you up.’

1. Today we will begin by thinking about a few questions:

  1. What has been your experience of illness and who or what helped you most?
  2. What do you think sick people need most?
  3. Who helps those who are sick or in need of care?
  4. What qualities and skills are required to look after someone who is sick?
  5. How do you think you can show compassion and care for those who are ill?

2. Your Task

  • Design a CARER SUPERHERO (nurse, doctor or volunteer) in a hospital.  What qualities do you think are needed to look after someone who is sick?  What beliefs and values would be important?  What could they offer, etc? Use the sheet below to help you design your superhero.

Fascinating Fact of the day!

  • Did you know: Some tornadoes can be faster than Formula One race cars?!
  • Can you find a fascinating fact of the day to share?

Friday 12th June 2020

Happy Friday Year 5,

Another week has past us by during lockdown. We hope you are managing to get a good balance of work and fun at home and most importantly look after your mental and physical health. 

NATIONAL BEST FRIENDS DAY

  • On Monday the 8th June 2020 it was National Best Friends Day. This day honours that one special person you call your “best friend”. This day is a time to show them how much you appreciate them, how special and important they are to you and how you cherish their friendship.
  • Life wouldn’t be the same without best friends. They’re the friends that can be counted on to be there at a moment’s notice. The ones who love, laugh, support, and cherish – in both good and bad times.

What does friendship mean to you?

Friendships are an indestructible bond that join many people together in beautiful ways. Celebrating best friends day is just one of the ways you can acknowledge your awesome sidekick and show them how much you love them. Take a moment right now to think about that one important person who is there by your side no matter what. They are the ones you always want to share secrets with them, share food with, that you would stay up all night talking to. Who is that person to you?

You have a variety of activities that you can do today to celebrate this special occasion. Scroll down to find more.

Have a great weekend!

Miss Wakley, Miss Hulands and Mr Clerke :) 

Maths

L.O: To be able to subtract decimal numbers

  • In our fifth lesson on decimals, we will work on a range of methods to subtract decimals.
  • We will also look at common mistakes so that you don’t fall into the same trap!

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/decimals-to-subtract-decimal-numbers/

Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks. 

English

L.O: To be able to write an alternative ending to a story

In this lesson, we are going to write an alternative ending to a story.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/story-write-an-alternative-ending-to-a-story/

 

Booktalk

Book Scavenger Hunt

Today we would like you to look through all the books in your house and see if you can find everything on the 'Book Scavenger Hunt' checklist below! Be book detectives and go on a hunt!

Don't forget to read your own choice of book today too :)

Foundation-Music

Exploring Emotions in Music

In today's lesson we are discussing different colours in music and how different pieces of music can make us feel different emotions.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/exploring-emotions-in-music/

Art

Ocean Art

  1. Think about ocean animals- get creative!
  2. Draw your favourite under the sea animal on a piece of white paper or card. What will you have in the background?
  3. You can paint or use crayons to colour them in- is there anything else you might need?
  4. Think about the colours you might use and how you might make them standard out. 
  5. If you are struggling you can use the templates provided.
  6. If you are feeling brave, have a go at drawing them yourself. 

National Best Friend Day

  1. First of all we would like you to complete the document attached to describe the qualities of a good friend. Have a think about what is important to you in friendship. How do you ensure you are a good friend back?
  2. Write a letter to your best friend describing your favourite time spent together and what you miss about seeing them.
  3. Extra challenge- make a list of A-Z describing all the lovely things about your best friend. e.g. A-Amazing, B-Beautiful, C-Caring. 

Thursday 11th June 2020

Good Morning Year 5,

Can you believe it is already Thursday? We hope you got moving yesterday and had some fun with Pentecost.

We miss having you in school but we want you to know that we are always there for you if you need us. Our phone calls every week bring us such joy! This is just a reminder that you are amazing.

National Making Life Beautiful Day

Today is Making Life Beautiful day. It is a celebration of creating beauty by helping others building success, building positive relationships with friends and communicating effectively. It focuses on making life beautiful for yourself and others around you as your actions can affect them. 

As we know beauty comes in many forms; kind words, actions and thoughts. You can choose to support and lift others up by the actions and decisions you choose to make. 

Empower others to be the best person they can be!

These are just some things you can do today:

  • Choose joy
  • Love others
  • Appreciate the little things in life
  • Unplug and spend time in nature
  • Cook up some smiles
  • Help someone achieve a personal goal
  • Donate time to a worthy cause
  • Step outside your comfort zone

Have a beautiful and empowering day!

Miss Wakley, Miss Hulands and Mr Clerke :) 

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Maths

L.O: To be able to add decimal numbers

  • In our fourth lesson on decimals, we will work on a range of methods to add decimals.
  • We will also look at common mistakes so that you don’t fall into the same trap!

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/decimals-to-add-decimal-numbers/

Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks. 

English

Story-SPaG focus: Speech

In this lesson, we are going to focus on the use of speech in a story.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/story-spag-focus-speech/

Booktalk 

The Highwayman

Read the famous narrative poem about a highwayman, his horse and his love Bess.

Then have a go answering the VIPERS questions!

Foundation

Which festivals do Buddhists celebrate?

  • In this lesson we will be learning about the Buddhist festival called Wesak.
  • We will learn about why this festival is so special to Buddhists and the traditions that they observe.
  • Finally, we will learn about the Noble Eightfold Path, which Buddhists reflect upon during Wesak.
  • You will need a piece of paper, a pencil and your brain.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/which-festivals-do-buddhists-celebrate/

Emily Davison

Campaigning for Women's Rights

  • Suffragette Emily Wilding Davison fought to gain equal voting rights for British women before dying at the Epsom Derby in 1913 on the 4th June.
  • The word suffrage means having the right to vote.

  • The Suffragettes campaigned for women to be allowed to vote by organising rallies and protests and giving speeches.

  • Before the first war women were not treated the same as men, they were not thought of being equal to men.

  • Women were not allowed to:

    vote (it was thought that they weren’t intelligent enough to understand what went on in the world of politics.)    

    own property like houses. 

    do ‘important’ jobs, e.g. doctors or lawyers. 

    it was not seen as important for girls and young women to go to school and university.

  • Task: Read through the presentation attached to the main message and complete task 1 and task 2- complete a fact file and a poster about the suffragettes.

Science

How did the dinosaurs become extinct?

History:

Scientists cannot agree why dinosaurs died out when other animals like frogs, crocodiles and some mammals survived whatever happened. Over the time that dinosaurs lived, different species became extinct, with no species lasting more than 2 million years.

Discussion:

  1. Why did the dinosaurs die out? Have a think of the reasons this could have happened.
  2. Any theory needs to have scientific evidence. What evidence could be gathered?
  3. Luis Alvarez proposed the meteor theory. Extra challenge- research and find out about this theory.
  4. Watch the end of the Cretaceous period clip: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00b9t5h

Main activity:

  • Scientists cannot agree on why dinosaurs became extinct. You need to choose two of the different theories below for the extinction of dinosaurs, and research the evidence that supports that particular theory:
  1. A massive asteroid/meteor hit the Earth.
  2. The climate changed and over-heated.
  3. The climate changed and went into an ice age.
  4. Disease wiped them out.
  5. There was a huge number of volcanic eruptions.
  6. Dinosaurs were too big to compete with other animals.
  • Top tips for research:
  • You need to use ‘skimming and scanning’ while you are researching, and be aware of fact versus opinion.
  • You need to discuss which theory you think is the most likely theory and why.
  • How do we know which evidence is important? Be careful where you get the information. Use the websites provided below to help you.
  • You need to present your research as a PowerPoint presentation.
  • Please see the document attached to the main message for further information

Wednesday 10th June 2020

Happy Wednesday Year 5!

What has been your favourite activity that you have completed this week? This is your midweek reminder to enjoy the little things in life. 

Religion

Today will be our last lesson on Pentecost, so we have provided some fun activities for you to choose to demonstrate your learning. There is lots to choose from, so get creative!

Also, don't forget to look at the Wednesday Word today. 

We like to move it!

Regular exercise has lots of health benefitsIt improves fitness, increases concentration, and helps build a stronger heart, bones and healthier muscles. Also, you can do it with your friends and family and laugh and smile at the same time. So, lets have some fun getting active, check out the youtube channel that we have found and put in the message below. If Star wars is not something that interests you, have a look at the other workouts they have to offer. 

Miss Hulands and I will give it a go too!

Happy hump day, 

Miss Wakley, Miss Hulands and Mr Clerke :) 

Maths

L.O: To derive addition and subtract decimal facts (Decimals)

  • In this lesson on decimals, we will be focusing on adding and subtracting decimals using known facts.
  • We will end the lesson by playing a game!

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/decimals-to-derive-addition-and-subtract-decimal-facts

Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks. 

English

L.O: To be able to identify the features of a text (Story)

In this lesson, we are going to explore the features of a story.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/story-identifying-the-features-of-a-text-69c019/

Booktalk

Counting

Read the narrative about a girl who finds out some interesting facts about the environment in her everyday life! 

Did you know? Scientists have worked out that around 2000 species of animal are becoming extinct each year.

Then have a go answering the VIPERS questions!

Science

What are the steps in the rock cycle?

  • In this lesson, we will learn each of the steps of the rock cycle.
  • We will learn how igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rock are all connected through a demonstration involving jelly beans!
  • You will need a piece of paper, a pencil and a ruler for this lesson.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-are-the-steps-in-the-rock-cycle

 

 

R.E

We have come to the end of our R.E unit on Pentecost. Today we would like you to choose some of the fun activities below to demonstrate your knowledge about Pentecost and the Holy Spirit.

Be creative and have fun!

We like to move it!

STAR WARS 'Use The Force' TABATA Kids Workout

  • ‘THE FORCE WILL BE WITH YOU...ALWAYS!!’… Thats Right Jedi’s! It’s time to train along with another Star Wars workout!
  • This time you are at the rebel base at 'Yavin 4', practising your force skills to become a stronger more gifted Jedi.
  • Click play and follow along with one of our Jedi masters, and of course, make sure to use THE FORCE! :)
  • You have 8 ROUNDS of 20secs work and 10secs rest between each round. Try to perform this workout 2-3 times this week and Get yourself ready to take on THE EMPIRE :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNTTMeduOw0&list=PLvuT1Bjs2VSF0Yqahj8VAKBwyYFnLJIDa

Tuesday 9th June 2020

Good morning Year 5,

Did you have fun learning about the Ocean yesterday? What did you find out? Send some of your work to us, we'd love to see what you have been up to!

Happy Empathy Day

Today is Empathy Day in the U.K! Year 5 have a think - what is empathy and why is it important? Empathy is the ability to understand how someone else is feeling or to understand the situation they are in. It is the ability to “put yourself in someone else’s shoes” and to understand the way a situation might make them feel.

Empathy is really important for how we get along with people. Whether you can be a good friend, get hired for a job, be successful with a team of others… all of those things depend on being able to understand how other people might see a situation and how they are feeling. Empathy is at the root of all healthy relationships. It helps you know how your actions affect others, what actions you need to take to be a good friend or teammate, and it helps you understand more about the people and the world around you.

Watch this video to help understand empathy even more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Itp21tly8nM

Today we would love you to learn about empathy. The Empathy Lab is an organisation that uses reading to build real-life empathy skills. They believe that empathy is a beacon of hope in a divided world.

Their message:

'On 9th June, we'll be hosting Empathy Day to help everyone understand and experience the power of empathy through books. Scientists say that we can train our brain with stories, as the more we empathise with characters, the more we can understand other people's feelings.'

'Throughout the day, we'll be running brilliant online events and fun home-based activities to help children read, connect and act using empathy. Authors, illustrators, schools, libraries, and families across the UK will be taking part and we'd love for you to join in!'

https://www.empathylab.uk/empathy-day-20204bde2d62

Have a great day!

Miss Wakley, Miss Hulands and Mr Clerke

File icon: docx Lesson 2 [docx 643KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf What can you do to show empathy activity [pdf 230KB] Click to download
File icon: What is Empathy and how do we show it [ 168KB] Click to download

Maths

L.O: To represent multiplication by 10, 100 and 1000 (Decimals)

In our second lesson on decimals, we will be combining out knowledge on place value, multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000, and unit conversions from earlier in the term to solve decimal related problems.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/decimals-to-represent-multiplication-and-division-by-10-100-and-1000

  • Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks. 

English

L.O: To be able to make Predictions (Reading Comprehension)

  • This week we are learning to write: Stories
  • In this lesson, we are going to make Predictions from a story. We are looking at alternative endings to stories.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/story-reading-comprehension-predicitons

Booktalk

The Contraption

Read the 'magic and mystery' narrative. 

Then have a go answering the VIPERS questions!

Spanish

L.O: To know how to say where you live in Spanish

In this lesson, we will recap our previous learning in Spanish and then learn how to answer the question ¿Dónde vives? and saying where we live in Spanish. For this lesson you will need a pen and pencil and some paper, as well as another person or a cuddly toy to have a conversation with!

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/saying-where-you-live-in-spanish-f125c9

Science

Dinosaur footprints

Did you know?

Dinosaur footprints help identify how heavy dinosaurs were, how tall they were (from stride length) and how they moved. One of the problems with dinosaur footprints is you never know which dinosaur made which footprint!

Finding out about different dinosaurs:

  1. Look at the different types of dinosaurs that there were: https://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/dinosaurs/types.html
  2. Pick five different dinosaurs and find out two or three interesting facts about them, including when they were alive.
  3. Finally, write down this information on post-it notes and create an information leaflet about these five different dinosaurs.
  • Main learning (Please see the attached document on the main message for more information):
  1. Look at the dinosaur prints provided.
  2. What do you think you could find out from the prints?
  3. Footprints are a trace fossil because they were created when the animal was still alive. Watch this clip to find out more: www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00bkqxv
  4. Task: You are going to find out what types of dinosaur habitats there were during the different periods and create a timeline.
  5. Use these websites to help you:

https://www.factmonster.com/dk/encyclopedia/science/dinosaur-habitats

http://prehlife.weebly.com/habitat.html

Empathy

Empathy is so important because it helps us understand how others are feeling so we can respond appropriately to a situation. Empathy is the ability to identify with them and sense what they're experiencing. 

1.Watch this clip, 'A wise lesson in empathy.'- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYH0D52fXe8

Think about what it is teaching us. Why is empathy so important?

2. Read: what is Empathy and how do we show it (attached to main message)

3. Complete: what can you do to show Empathy activity (attached to main message)

Monday 8th June 2020

Good Morning Year 5,

How was your weekend? We hope you some fun with your family. Did you do some exercise? I went for a run and a cycle to a park nearby. I love getting outside for some fresh air. 

Today is a special day it is World Oceans Day.  To celebrate you can visit this website and dip your feet into many different activities. Find the line-up here  https://worldoceanday.school/

HAPPY WORLD OCEANS DAY

World Oceans Day, on June 8, is all about protecting the ocean. A healthy planet needs a healthy ocean, but our waters face huge risks from overfishing, climate change, and plastic pollution.

This has been taken from the World Ocean Day website:

On Monday 8th June we are bringing the wonder of the ocean from the deep blue to wherever you are. Our interactive line up of ocean advocates will unfold right here with live ocean films, science lessons, music performances, yoga, breath-work, story-telling and so much more. Dress up in blue for the day to get in the mood for the festival.  

What an exciting day, we hope you enjoy!

Miss Wakley, Miss Hulands and Mr Clerke :) 

Maths

This week we will be learning about: Decimals

L.O: To be able to represent Decimals

In our first lesson on decimals, we will explore different ways we can represent and write decimals.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/maths/decimals-to-represent-decimals-year-5-wk6-1

English

This week we are learning to write: Stories

Today's focus: Reading Comprehension – To make comparisons within and across books

In this lesson, we are going to learn the skills needed to answer comparison questions.

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-5#schedule

Booktalk

Tomb Raider

Read the narrative set in Ancient Egypt. 

Then have a go answering the VIPERS questions!

Foundation

Why do Buddhists meditate?

In this lesson we will be learning about meditation. We are going to learn about why buddhists meditate, how they meditate and we are even going to practise some meditation ourselves. You will need a piece of paper, a pencil and your brain.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/foundation/why-do-buddhists-meditate-year-5-wk6-1

World Oceans Day

RE

Your Perfect World

How does the power of the Holy Spirit help Christians today? The Pentecost story continues in the Church today.  Each year, Christians remember and celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit on the first Pentecost day, which marks the beginning of the Church.  Jesus Christ now lives in and acts through the Church.

The changing and transforming power of the Spirit is at work in God’s family, who ask for the gifts of the Spirit.  They pray that they will be changed and transformed by the energy and power it gives them so that they may bring the fruits which are peace, joy, love and forgiveness to others as witnesses of the love of God.

Your Task: 

1. Open the Word document below to read ALL the information about your task today.

2. Read through the Powerpoint presentation

3. Complete the task - 'Create Your Perfect World' (see the Word document below for ALL the information)

Friday 5th June 2020

Happy Friday Year 5!

We hope you have had a lovely week and are feeling proactive and positive! We have enjoyed being at school and continuing to phone you and be in contact. Don't forget to be kind to yourself. If you need a break, take it. We are so very proud of each and every one of you. Stay safe, happy and well :) 

Did you know?

Today in USA it is National Doughnut Day. There are many varieties of doughnuts outside of that most commonly known, including twist doughnuts, fritters, and the hugely varied and popular filled doughnut. Filled doughnuts come in a huge variety, including the very popular Devil Dog, a chocolate covered delight filled with a rich cream. Glazed doughnuts filled with all sorts of delicious fruit are equally popular, with raspberry being a runaway favourite throughout the world.

Don't forget.....today is the launch of the Summer Reading Challenge! Check out more information here: https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/

Have a great weekend!

Miss Wakley, Miss Hulands and Mr Clerke :)

File icon: pdf Positivity colouring pack [pdf 10MB] Click to download

Maths

L.O: To be able to convert units of volume

  • In our final lesson on volume, we will explore volume in relations to liquids.
  • We will look at the relationships between cubic centimetres and millilitres.
  • The end of the lesson task will really test how well you have listened over the last 5 lessons!

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/maths/volume-to-convert-units-of-volume-year-5-wk5-5

English

L.O: To be able to write a set of instructions

In this lesson, we are going to plan and write a set of instructions on how to catch a dragon or character of your choice.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/english/set-of-instructions-write-a-set-of-instructions-year-5-wk5-5

 

Booktalk

Narwhal Noises

  • Why do narwhals have a tusk?
  • Some theories suggest it might be used as a weapon, for breaking through the ice to make breathing holes or for sensing changes in the ocean around them.
  • However, some scientists think that a narwhal’s tusk may just be for decoration.
  • Scientists have captured the noise of narwhals for the first time. The noise they heard was quite surprising. These breathtaking animals may look like something from a story book, but they are in fact a type of whale called narwhals. Narwhals are famous for their tusks which are actually a tooth pushing through their lip. They are sometimes called the unicorns of the sea. 

Music

Singing in Harmony 

In this lesson we will learn about harmony and then learn a new song written by an A-level Music student.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/foundation/singing-in-harmony-year-5-wk5-5

Art

  • We would like you create and design something that brings you JOY! (Like delicious doughnuts)
  • You can paint or colour- whatever you want! 
  • What makes you smile and brings you happiness?
  • If you can't think of anything you would like to draw, then please see the attached document on the main message: positivity colouring pack.
  • Give yourself time to sit down and enjoy the calmness of colouring or painting some positive messages. 

Well-being!

Designing a positive thinking cap

  • Today, we would like you to make your own positive thinking cap.
  • You need to think of phrases and thoughts to motivate you when you may be feeling a bit sad or down. 
  • You can use the template attached or you can design and colour your own cap. 
  • Want a reallly big challenge? Why not customise a real cap with quotes of inspiration. 
  • Remember to put on your cap when you need a positive reminder- yes you can do it!

Thursday 4th June 2020

Good Morning Year 5!

Happy Thursday :) We hope you are having a great week. We have a few exciting messages for you today, please see below:

Summer Reading Challenge

What is the Summer Reading Challenge?

The Summer Reading Challenge, presented by The Reading Agency and funded by Arts Council England, encourages children aged 4 to 11 to set themselves a reading challenge to help prevent the summer reading ‘dip’. 

This year, Silly Squad, the Summer Reading Challenge 2020, will celebrate funny books, happiness and laughter. Children taking part in the Challenge will join the Silly Squad, an adventurous team of animals who love to have a laugh and get stuck in to all different kinds of funny books! 

With the disruption caused by COVID-19 and the impact of social distancing on schools and public libraries, the 2020 Challenge will launch as a digital activity to keep children reading over the summer and support parents and carers with children already at home. The Challenge will run from June to September, launching with a week of activity from Monday 1 June and culminating in an official launch day of curated events on Friday 5 June 2020.

Find out more here: https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/?fbclid=IwAR0PAUNeHZY9y33bk1LT4HWPw_X47QUa_Kb371YLlDPYi0_axSMsx7-J-wQ

Science

Dinosaur Hunters

  • During this topic, you will have a chance to study, research and present information, based on your own questions about dinosaurs.
  • The period that dinosaurs lived is fascinating and there are many programmes and films made that will provoke more curiosity, such as the ‘Ice Age’ series and the ‘Land before Time’ series.
  • Today you will get the opportunity to design your very own dinosaur. 
  • Get ready to discover some dinosaurs!

Take care and have fun, 

Miss Wakley, Miss Hulands and Mr Clerke :) 

File icon: docx Dinosaur Hunters cover page [docx 604KB] Click to download
File icon: docx Dinosaur Hunters topic overview and lesson 1 [docx 57KB] Click to download

Maths

L.O: To be able to describe volume in cubic units

  • In our penultimate lesson on volume, we will use our knowledge from lesson 3 to find the volume of different shapes.
  • We will start by looking at the three different dimensions of real life objects and then use measurements to help us find volume.
  • By the end of this lesson, you will begin to be able to find the volume of different 3D shapes.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/maths/volume-to-describe-volume-in-cubic-units-year-5-wk5-4

  • Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks. 

English

L.O: To be able to use cohesive devices in instructional texts

In this lesson, we are to going to focus on the how to build cohesion in instructional texts.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/english/set-of-instructions-spag-focus-cohesive-devices-year-5-wk5-4

Booktalk

Snake Mates

  • Garter Snakes Make Friendships, Study Says, By NewsRoom Team

 

  • What are garter snakes?
  • Garter snakes live in North American countries, such as Canada, Costa Rica and the USA.
  • They get their name due to the pattern on their skin, which resembles a garter (a band worn around the leg to keep a sock up).
  • Stories sometimes describe snakes as being cold-hearted characters. However, a team of scientists have cast doubt on this. They say that one type of snake makes close friendships.
  • Read the article and then have a go at the questions!

Foundation

What is the sacred text of Buddhism? 

  • In this lesson we will be learning about the teachings of Buddha and the book in which these were recorded, the Tipitaka.
  • We will learn about the three sections of the Tipitaka and we consider the importance of what Buddhists describe as Nirvana.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/foundation/what-is-the-sacred-text-of-buddhism-year-5-wk5-4

Science

Dinosaur Hunters

  • 1. Prior learning:

What do you already know about dinosaurs?

What would you like to know about dinosaurs?

  • 2. Watch this clip:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dktnOPfE7Dc (10 minutes)

Watch and make notes as you learn all about how dinosaurs were discovered.

  • 3. Task: Today you are going to design your very own dinosaur!
  • You are going to test the effect of different body parts on the stability of dinosaurs, by changing the shape and size of body parts.
  • You can either: build dinosaurs you know about or ones that you have made up.
  • Try out different possible combinations of body shape for strength and stability. Did you know that new dinosaurs are discovered at the rate of one a week? (Obviously not alive!)
  • Please see additional information and a template attached to the main message above.

MindUp!

Mindful Movement

What is Mindful Movement?

  • Becoming aware of sensations in the body is a fundamental step in increasing mindful awareness.
  • Mindful movement helps us deepen the connection between our brain and our body.
  • This practice is designed to bring strength and flexibility to ourselves, physically and emotionally.
  • It can be used for times when we need to look at a situation differently, bring an open mind to a situation or person, or pay attention to the challenges of a friend or relative.
  • Have a go at the Active June colourful calendar attached below to strengthen the relationship between your brain and your body by really focusing on how your body feels and moves during each of these activities.
  • Each day of June challenge yourself to mindfully move!

Join Cosmic Kids Zen Den for a Mindful walk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0P3Deuv8tbc&gl=GB

Wednesday 3rd June 2020

Happy Wednesday Year 5!

We hope you had a fun-filled day yesterday finding out some fascinating facts about the Queen's coronation. We hope you are appreciating the jokes, there are plenty more to come. Look out....laughs about! 

Religion

Today you will be learning about the fruits of the Holy Spirit. Saint Paul believed that by following in Jesus’ footsteps and living as Jesus asked us to, we are filled with the Holy Spirit and this helps us to make positive choices. Today you have some fun arty activities linked to this learning. Please see the attachments to this message and more information below. 

Don't forget to check out the Wednesday word today!

Stay Active reminder

We hope you are keeping fit and healthy and managing to get some exercise outside. Or if you are unable to get out and about, are you participating with Joe on a workout? Most importantly....have some fun and jump about!

Have a great day,

Miss Wakley, Miss Hulands and Mr Clerke :) 

File icon: ppt The fruits of the Holy Spirit presentation [ppt 9MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf The fruits of the Holy Spirit booklet [pdf 742KB] Click to download

Maths

L.O: To be able to estimate the volume of objects

  • In our third lesson on volume, we will be combining our new knowledge of cubic units and our work from lesson one on volume.
  • We will work on understanding what cubic centimetre looks like in real life and have a go at estimating the volume of objects we see every day.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/maths/volume-to-estimate-the-volume-of-objects-year-5-wk5-3

  • Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks. 

English

L.O: To be able to identify the features of a set of instructions

In this lesson, we are going to explore the features of a set of instructions.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/english/set-of-instructions-identifying-the-features-of-a-text-year-5-wk5-3

Booktalk

SpaceX Launch Astronauts to ISS  - Daily News Story 

Read the latest news about NASA and SpaceX sending two astronauts into space. 

In this news article, learn about astronauts aboard SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft launching from Kennedy Space Center on Saturday 30th May 2020 and their journey to the International Space Station. You will also learn about future missions planning to travel to the Moon and Mars. 

Then have a go answering the questions!

Science

How do the rocks on our Earth's surface change?

  • In this lesson, we will learn how rocks change.
  • We will look at rocks as big as mountains and as small as a grain of sand and learn the processes that form each.
  • We will look at erosion, weathering and the movements of tectonic plates.
  • You will need a piece of paper and a pencil for this lesson.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/foundation/how-do-the-rocks-on-our-earths-surface-change-year-5-wk5-3

R.E. 

L.O: To be able to describe and explain the fruits of the Holy Spirit

The first friends of Jesus used their new energy given through the Holy Spirit to spread the Good News of God’s love for everyone. The effects of the coming of the Holy Spirit and the change and transformation the Spirit makes are called the ‘Fruits of the Spirit’, because it is what grows in your heart through the power of the Holy Spirit. 

  1. Presentation:
  • Saint Paul believed that by following in Jesus’ footsteps and living as Jesus asked us to, we are filled with the Holy Spirit and this helps us to make positive choices.
  • Go through the attached presentation reading about the special gifts the Holy Spirit brings.
  1. Questions:
  • What does Paul tell us that the Holy Spirit gives to everyone?
  • Which ‘Fruit of the Spirit’ do you think God has given to you?
  • What ‘Fruit of the Spirit’ would you like to have and why?
  1. Task:
  • After reading about each fruit of the Holy Spirit in the booklet attached, you are going to draw a picture to illustrate each one.
  • If you are unable to print this document, please feel free to do the activities on to paper or in your books.

Well-being

What POSITIVES have come from lockdown?

While lockdown is a difficult time that makes us feel that the things we love and enjoy have been taken away from us, we can use this time to our advantage. For example, we may use this lockdown period to learn new skills, discover new talents and find more of our special qualities. During this time, we should capture and celebrate these positives!!!

Spend time thinking about: 

  • what skills you have learnt during lockdown
  • what new talents you have discovered
  • what special qualities you have discovered

Use the sheet below to help you think of your positives :)

Three positives from Miss Hulands:

  • New Skill - gardening (I have grown sunflowers, tomatoes and herbs)
  • New Talent - I have been trying really hard to get better at water colour painting
  • Special quality - I have cared for people ALL the way in Australia by ringing them more often than usual, and sending them surprise little gifts

Tuesday 2nd June 2020

Good morning Year 5 :)

It was great to be back in School today, but very strange without you all. We are going to phone you towards the end of the week to see how you are, and how you are finding the home learning. How did the lunch/ dinner making go yesterday?

Today you have some language learning and well-being work to do. We hope you enjoy it! Don't forget to upload any of your work to j2e or alternatively send it to the office. We love receiving your work and seeing what you have been doing.

The Queen's Coronation

Today marks the 67th year of the Queen's Coronation (the day that the Queen was crowned). As an extra task for today we have challenged you to find out as much information as you can about the Queen and design a bright and colourful information leaflet all about her. Good luck detectives!

  • Where was she born?
  • Where did she grow up?
  • What was her family like?
  • What was her favourite subject at school?
  • What is her favourite hobby?
  • Did she have any animals growing up?
  • Why does she have two birthdays?
  • What is a Coronation?

Please use this website and the document attached to this message to help you with your research: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/36489213

Also, we hope our silly joke brought a smile to your face.

Have a fantastic day and happy learning, 

Miss Wakley, Miss Hulands and Mr Clerke 

File icon: pptx The coronation of a British Monarch [pptx 10MB] Click to download

Maths

L.O: To be able to investigate and explain cubed numbers

In our second lesson on volume we will be exploring cubed units. We will investigate what we mean by cubed numbers and relate this to our work on volume. By the end of this lesson you will be able explain, draw and find cubed numbers.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/maths/volume-to-investigate-and-explain-cubed-numbers-year-5-wk5-2

  • Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks. 

English

  • This week we are learning to write a set of instructions.
  • Focus: Reading comprehension- word meaning
  • In this lesson, we are going to explore the meaning of words in a set of instructions.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/english/set-of-instructions-reading-comprehension-word-meaning-year-5-wk5-2

Booktalk

Volunteer Discovers Rare Dinosaur  - Daily News Story 

Read the latest news about the discovery of an Elaphrosaur dinosaur fossil. 

In this news article, learn about a volunteer discovering the rare bone in Australia, which belonged to a meat-eating dinosaur related to the Tyrannosaurus rex and Velociraptor. 

Then have a go answering the questions!

Spanish

L.O: To be able to say how you feel in Spanish

In this lesson, we will recap our previous learning and then learn how to say different emotions in Spanish. By the end of the lesson we will be able to say how we feel in Spanish! You will need a pen and paper for this lesson.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/foundation/saying-how-you-feel-in-spanish-year-5-wk5-2

Italian

  • This week you will be learning about 'La Famiglia'
  • You have to complete a quiz to test your knowledge of the family flashcards.
  • Good luck and have fun!

https://padlet.com/clatilima2020/1jsnwa7vgoammpdv/wish/577851302

Well-being

Things to Look Forward to Jar

Year 6, this is a lovely craft activity which invites you to make a jar to contain wishes and ideas of things you are looking forward to. Maybe your family can join in too? If you don't have a jar, use anything you can find around the house!

During our time in lockdown, it has not been possible to complete things that you would like to such as a visit to the zoo or visiting family members. What have you missed doing during lockdown? Write them down and put them in your 'Things to Look Forward to' jar. This wellbeing jar is a lovely way to be hopeful for the future and provide things to look forward to. 

Use these craft instructions to create your own wellbeing jar. Having things to look forward to can make you feel happier and improve your wellbeing. Each time you think of something you would like to do in the future, write it on a piece of paper and place it inside your decorated jar.

Monday 1st June 2020

Good morning lovely Year 5!

We've missed you all this last week and it has felt strange not being able to write you a message each day.

What wonderful weather we have had over the half-term. We hope you had a lovely rest and got to go and enjoy the weather with your family! Did you all manage to have a relaxing break? We have been enjoying the sunny days as much as possible- walking and visiting all the great local parks on offer. 

Can you believe we are beginning our Summer 2 term! Where did that time go?! What a year it has been. I'm sure we will all remember this time for many years to come. Do not stress though as we will make sure we have some fun this term too.

This term we are going to focus a lot on your well-being; this includes your feelings, emotions, mental health and physical health. You will be going into Year 6 in September, for your final year of primary school. I am sure some of you are excited, nervous and worried. But do not fret, we will prepare for it together.

To kick off some positivity this week, please have a look at the well-being activity below. You are all AMAZING people...... today think about WHY. Complete the worksheet to help you. Maybe you could keep your answers somewhere in your bedroom so it will remind you of why you are unique and how you bring lots of special things to the world.

Have a wonderful day and wear a HUGE smile :)

Miss Wakley, Miss Hulands and Mr Clerke :) 

Maths

This week we are learning about Volume.

L.O: To be able to read scales when measuring volume

In this lesson we will revise what you may already know about volume and investigate reading scales. By the end of this lesson you will be more confident how to read different scales and intervals.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/maths/volume-to-read-scales-when-measuring-volume-year-5-wk5-1

English

This week we will be learning how to write a set of instructions.

  • Reading comprehension focus- use of language

In this lesson, we are going to going to explore the use of language and understand what the author is trying to say.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/english/set-of-instructions-reading-comprehension-language-year-5-wk5-1

Booktalk

New 'Glitter Worm' Species Discovered in Pacific - Daily News Story 

Read the latest news about the discovery of four new species of scale worms. In this news article, learn about these deep-sea creatures which are often called glitter worms because of their shiny scales. One has even been called the Elvis scale worm. 

Then have a go answering the questions!

FUN FACT: Miss Hulands LOVES Elvis Presley and grew up listening to all of his songs. In fact, she's off to play him on Spotify right now.....

Foundation

Who was Siddhartha Gautama?

In this lesson we will be learning about Siddhartha Gautama. He is the first individual to have achieved enlightenment through the practice of meditation. He became known as Buddha, which means ‘the enlightened one’. We will learn about his life and his journey to enlightenment. You will need a piece of paper, a pen and your brain.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/foundation/who-was-siddhartha-gautama-year-5-wk5-1

Cook with Jack

  • Today, we would like you to choose one of the dishes on the Oak Academy link below to make for lunch or dinner.
  • If you don't have the exact ingredients do not fret, maybe you can design your own healthy lunch. 
  • We would love to see a picture a picture of what you make. I hope it is delicious and nutritious. Happy prepping. Good luck future chefs!
  • Check out Oak Academy's other Activity Clubs on offer.

https://www.thenational.academy/oak-activity-club/bite-back-2030

Well-being

Year 5, today I would like you to stop and appreciate how special and amazing you are. There is only ONE of you, and you bring so much to the world that no one else can. You have many special qualities and talents, and are valued by others (including me!).

Click on the worksheet below and finish the sentence starters in the balloons.

Friday 22nd May 2020

Happy Friday Year 5!

  • We hope you have had an awesome week learning all about the powers of Kindness and how it can make you and others feel. Today we have a range of activities for you to do; including a scavenger hunt, a well-being box and music making. Enjoy the variety and have a great Friday!
  • Next week is half-term so we will not be uploading work each day. We hope you have fun baking, making crafts and getting outdoors. Why not start a new hobby? 
  • Thank you to all the wonderful self-portraits we have received so far. They are all incredible. Today is the deadline, so get sending in and then we can display all the wonderful entries from each class. Miss Hulands, Mr Clerke and I are getting ours ready too! 

 

  • Well done for everything you are doing. You have shown such resilience, effort and kindness, and we could not be prouder. 

A little reminder...

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” – Aesop

Have a lovely bank holiday weekend :)

Miss Wakley, Miss Hulands and Mr Clerke 

File icon: pdf Puzzles and problems for year 5 and 6 [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Book Talk captain-tom-to-receive-knighthood [pdf 1MB] Click to download

Maths

L.O: To apply measures and conversions in contexts

In the last lesson of this unit, we are going to apply all the work that we have done on length over the past 9 lessons. We are going to explore Leonardo DaVinci’s famous Vitruvian Man, the maths that it holds within it and apply that to our own bodies.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/maths/to-apply-measures-and-conversions-in-context-year-5-wk4-5

  • Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks. 
  • Try three-four worksheets from today's problem solving booklet attached to the main message. 

English

L.O: To be able to write a Diary Entry

In this lesson, we are going to plan and write a diary entry.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/english/diary-entry-write-a-diary-entry-year-5-wk4-5

Booktalk

Captain Tom to Receive Knighthood - Daily News Story 

Read the latest news about Captain Tom’s fundraising for NHS Charities and how The Queen has decided to honour him with a knighthood; he will be known as Captain Sir Tom Moore.

Then have a go answering the questions!

Music

L.O: To be able to identify pulse and rhythm in Music

In this lesson we will sing and clap to the pulse and rhythm of a variety of different musical examples.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/foundation/to-identify-pulse-and-rhythm-in-music-year-5-wk4-5

Mental Health Awareness Week

Build your own well-being box

Build your own mood-boosting box full of positive messages and interesting items.

  1. Think about messages that make you feel good. Do you have any favourite quotes or song lyrics? What would you say to a friend who is having a bad day?
  2. Think about objects that make you feel happy or relaxed. You should choose things that are small enough to fit in a shoebox. The things could link to the ideas from the ‘Five ways to wellbeing’ below, remind people of a favourite memory and help them do a relaxing activity, or just make them giggle.
  3. For example, a favourite book, a small cuddly toy, colouring pencils and paper, a funny photo of friends or a pet, fidget toys, a list of favourite films, stress balls, nice-smelling products, or nail varnish.
  4. You can decorate your box – wrapping paper works well, but scraps of fabric or unwanted posters even look great (and are environmentally friendly too). Feel free to be creative – what makes you feel happy, safe, or calm?

Scavenger Hunt

  • Today we challenge you to go outside, in your garden (or even around your flat if you are unable to go out) and complete your very own scavenger hunt.
  • You could make your own one for a member of your household to try and find the items, or you can use the template attached.
  • Have FUN and get exploring!

Thursday 21st May 2020

Good morning Year 5!

We hope you are having a great week and getting some lovely vitamin D from the sun outside!

  • Yesterday was Israel Kamakawiwo'ole's birthday. He was a singer who was famous for singing this beautiful version of 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow'https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fahr069-fzE   
  • Miss Hulands and I thought you may like to have a listen. Listening to music is one way to help look after our mental health, as it calms and relaxes us. Music releases a chemical in the brain that has a key role in setting good moods; it is called dopamine. Find out more about the science of kindness in the 'Mental Health Awareness Week' section below!

 

  • Don't forget that THIS FRIDAY is the last day to enter the self-portrait competition. You could win yourself a £10 book token! Please don't miss out :) To submit your entry, take a photo of your work and send it to the school email.

Miss Wakley, Miss Hulands and Mr Clerke

File icon: pdf Puzzles and problems for year 5 and 6 [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Book Talk Thursday children-grow-seeds-from-space [pdf 644KB] Click to download

Maths

L.O: To be able to convert between pounds and kilograms 

In the penultimate lesson of this unit we are going to investigate the difference between imperial pounds and metric kilograms. As with our exploration of miles and kilometres, we are going to use approximate conversions to solve problems.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/maths/to-convert-between-pounds-and-kilograms-year-5-wk4-4

  • Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks. 
  • Try three-four worksheets from today's problem solving booklet attached to the main message. 

English

This week we are learning to write: Diary Entries

L.O: To know how to use formal language

In this lesson, we are to going to focus on formality.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/english/diary-entry-spag-focus-formality-year-5-wk4-4

Booktalk

Children Grow Seeds That Have Been to Space - Daily News Story 

Read the latest space news about seeds that were sent to space and then back to Earth to be grown; one million lettuce seeds spent six months on the International Space Station (ISS) before returning to Earth to be planted and grown. 

Then have a go answering the questions!

History

L.O: To plan and write an essay about Medieval Monarchs

In this lesson, we will be using all of the key pieces of knowledge we have acquired over the course of this unit to continue to plan and write an essay. You will need a piece of paper, a pencil, a ruler and your brain.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/foundation/to-plan-and-write-an-essay-about-medieval-monarchs-year-5-wk4-4

Mental Health Awareness Week

The Science of Kindness!

There are scientifically proven benefits to being kind! It is contagious, teachable, and makes you feel all fuzzy inside.

1. Watch the clip to find out more about the science of kindness! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=130&v=O9UByLyOjBM&feature=emb_logo

2. Try the kindness activities below

3. ALSO..... Try Thursday's '7 Day Kindness Challenge'  today - bake a cake or some biscuits to cheer someone up.

Let us know ALL about your acts of kindness this week; email the school or send it on j2write!

Religion

L.O: To know the story of Saul’s transformation by the Holy Spirit

Paul was originally called Saul and was a Jew who came from Tarsus.  In the Acts of the Apostles Paul explains what happened to him and how he was converted.

  1. Watch this clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eRXq-cKmr0
  2. Read the scripture:

As I was travelling and coming near Damascus, about midday a bright light from the sky flashed suddenly round me.  I fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to me, “Saul, Saul!  Why do you persecute me?”

“Who are you, Lord?” I asked.  “I am Jesus of Nazareth, whom you persecute,” he said to me.  The men with me saw the light but did not hear the voice of the one who was speaking to me.  I asked, “What shall I do, Lord?” and the Lord said to me, “Get up and go into Damascus, and there you will be told everything that God has determined for you to do”  I was blind because of the bright light, and so my companions took me by the hand and led me into Damascus.

In that city was a man named Ananias, a religious man who obeyed our Law and was highly respected by all the Jews living there.  He came to me, stood by me, and said, “Brother Saul, see again!”  At that very moment I saw again and looked at him.  He said, “The God of our ancestors has chosen you to know his will, to see his righteous Servant, and to hear him speaking with his own voice.  For you will be a witness for him to tell everyone what you have seen and heard.  And now, why wait any longer? Get up and be baptised and have your sins washed away by praying to him.”

Based on Acts 22: 6-16

3. Key questions:

  • What do you think about Saul’s story? Does anything surprise you?
  • How do you think Saul felt when Jesus asked him ‘why do you persecute me’?
  • Why did Ananias ask Saul to become baptised?
  • How was Saul transformed by the Holy Spirit?

4. Task:

  • Using Fra Angelico’s painting ‘The conversion of Saul’ discuss how the artist has shown the transformation that has taken place and the effect that it had on Saul.   

In the scripture it says…

On the picture it shows…

I think this because…

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 20th May 2020

Good morning Year 5!

We hope you are enjoying your Oak learning lessons this week, as well as getting outside to enjoy the fantastic weather! Miss Hulands, Mr Clerke and I have been in school preparing classrooms and doing a spot of tidying and cleaning. 

MindUP

As you know, this week our theme is Kindness. Each day we are challenging you to do something kind for one another and yourself. Today we have some MindUP kindness activities - make a book mark, write a thank you to key workers, or share kindness with an ALIEN (sounds wacky I know - read on to find out more!).

Tiger tales!

You are in for a tiger-themed treat today as WWF have an assortment of exciting resources related to this endangered species. Today you will find out more about this magnificent animal, the threats it faces and produce some fun tiger crafts. 

Happy Wednesday :)

Miss Wakley, Miss Hulands and Mr Clerke

File icon: pdf Tiger_Fact_Sheet [pdf 453KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Tiger_Tales_Craft_Activities [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Puzzles and problems for year 5 and 6 [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Book Talk comet-daily-news-story [pdf 292KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Kindness-Activities [pdf 2MB] Click to download

Maths

L.O: To be able to convert units of mass

In our eighth lesson on our units on conversion, we will be building on the work we did in lesson seven on converting units of mass. In this lesson, we will be focusing on converting kilograms to tonnes, and putting this in a real life context.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/maths/to-convert-units-of-mass-year-5-wk4-3

  • Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks. 
  • Try three-four worksheets from today's problem solving booklet attached to the main message. 

English

L.O: To be able to identify the features of a diary entry

In this lesson, we are going to explore the features of a diary entry.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/english/diary-entry-identifying-the-features-of-a-text-year-5-wk4-3

Booktalk

Comet SWAN Visible from Earth, Says NASA - Daily News Story 

Read about the latest space news on comet SWAN, which will soon be visible without a telescope; then have a go answering the questions!

Science

How can we identify different types of rocks?

In this lesson, we are going to become geologists! We have some problems to solve which are going to require us to make careful observations and construct an identification key to help us to identify different rocks. You will need a piece of paper, a pencil and a ruler for this lesson.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/foundation/how-can-we-identify-different-types-of-rock-year-5-wk4-3

Mental Health Awareness Week

Mind Up Kindness!

Being kind to others is something we can all do in our daily lives to boost our wellbeing and the wellbeing of others. Kindness has powerful effects on our brain and our body. It helps us feel more positive emotions, create good experiences, improve our health, and build strong relationships. Click on the document below for some activities to help spread kindness and take mindful action in the world.

ALSO..... Try Wednesday's '7 Day Kindness Challenge'  today - donating food or clothes to people in need.

Today I am going to:

  • Clean out my clothes and drop off a bag of them in to a charity bin
  • Donate some food cans at my local Morrisons

Let us know ALL about your acts of kindness this week; email the school or send it on j2write!

Tiger Tales

Tigers! They prowl through the stories of our youth, and stalk the literature and poetry of our adult lives, beautiful and powerful. Tiger Tales is an educational species resource for primary schools that enables pupils to find out more about the planet's most iconic big cats.

  • Task: Today we would like you to find out some fascinating facts about tigers and make your very own tiger crafts! There is a whole booklet of ideas that we have attached to the main message, so get crafty! Please do send any work you complete to us :) 
  • Please see the activity sheets attached to the main message. 

Tuesday 19th May 2020

Good morning Year 5!

We hope you had a lovely day yesterday learning all about mental health and how kindness can improve ours and other's mental health too! Today, we have plenty more lovely things in store for you. 

First of all, please watch the clip below to find out more about mental health and how we can look after ourselves:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxIDKZHW3-E&feature=emb_logo

Second of all, check out our 7 Day Kindness Challenge! Scroll down for more information. Who will you be kind to today?

Keep working hard and making us proud, you are all doing an AMAZING job :)

Miss Wakley, Miss Hulands and Mr Clerke 

File icon: pdf Book Talk 11-year-old-breaks-skating-world-record-daily-news-story [pdf 265KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Years 5 and 6 Puzzles and Problems [pdf 1MB] Click to download

Maths

L.O: To be able to convert between grams and kilograms

In our seventh lesson of this unit, we will be focusing on converting between grams and kilograms. We will start the lesson with a focus on how and why we measure in grams in kilograms, before moving onto converting between grams and kilograms and then finishing with how to read scales in which not all numbers are shown.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/maths/to-convert-between-grams-and-kilograms-year-5-wk4-2

  • Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks. 
  • Try three-four worksheets from today's problem solving booklet attached to the main message. 

English

This week we are learning to write: Diary entries

L.O: To be able to retrieve facts from a Reading Comprehension

In this lesson, we are going to learn how retrieve facts from the text.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/english/diary-entry-reading-comprehension-fact-retrieval-year-5-wk4-2

Booktalk

11 year old breaks skating world record - Daily News Story 

Read all about how Gui Khury has become the first ever person to land a 1080 trick on a vert ramp, then have a go answering the questions!

Spanish

L.O: To be able to say the date in Spanish

In this lesson, we will recap our knowledge from last week and we will build on our knowledge by learning the days of the week. We can then use this, as well as our previous knowledge of months and numbers, to say the date in Spanish! For this lesson you will need some paper and a pen or pencil to write down your new vocabulary.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/foundation/how-to-say-the-date-in-spanish-year-5-wk4-2

Mental Health Awareness Week

7 Day Kindness Challenge

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week. So how will we be KIND today? 

Today we will focus on the 7 Day Kindness Challenge. Each day this week try a new act of kindness! Try Tuesday's challenge today - sending someone you haven't seen in ages a letter, postcard, email or message. You could also catch up on Monday's challenge today - make a cup of tea/coffee for someone in your family.

I'll join you each day too. Today I am going to:

  • Send a postcard to my parents because I haven't been able to see them in ages and I thought it would brighten up their day. 
  • Make a cup of coffee for Miss Keane (we are in school this week, but shhhh don't tell her!)

Let us know ALL about your acts of kindness this week; email the school or send it on j2write!

WWF talks Biodiversity at 11.00am today!

Live webinar: Sophie Pavelle chats with author Christiane Dorion about the past, present and future of wildlife recording, and the important role we can all play in helping scientists track the health of biodiversity on our planet.

Register to watch the talk here: https://wwf.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_cu1bX2lbSE2M1eICWwpoNA

Task: You could create a poster on the information you learn about from the webinar.

Monday 18th May 2020

Good morning Year 5!

Mental Health Awareness Week 18th-24th May

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week. The theme for this week is KINDNESS!

PLEASE READ THE VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION BELOW YEAR 5 - MISS WAKLEY, MISS HULANDS AND MR CLERKE ARE BIG FANS OF GOOD MENTAL HEALTH :)

Kindness is doing something towards yourself and others to make a positive difference. Kindness and our mental health are deeply connected. Kindness stops us feeling lonely, creates a sense of belonging, helps reduce stress, and deepens friendships. Kindness to ourselves can boost our self-esteem too and make us feel more confident! 

So what is mental health Year 5?

Your mental health is how you feel about yourself emotionally, psychologically and socially. Everyone has mental health – some people have good mental health, some people don’t, and a person’s mental health can always change.

Your mental health is just as important as your physical health, and just like you take time to look after your body by eating well and exercising, you must also look after your mental health.Your mental health isn’t stuck as good or bad, and you can take steps to improving it by looking after your physical health, finding a support network of people you can trust, or making changes to your lifestyle.

Some ways we can look after our mental health (these are just a few ideas):

  • Be kind to yourself
  • Be kind to other people
  • Stay in touch and talk to friends and family regularly
  • Eat healthy foods
  • Get enough sleep each night
  • Stay active and do some physical exercise each day (even if it just a walk)
  • Take brain breaks if you are feeling stressed or anxious
  • Listen to music, paint, colour, do hobbies that relax you

This week we will focus on KINDNESS each day and we challenge you to complete at least ONE act of KINDNESS each day! Scroll down to find some activities to try today.

Let's make others and ourselves feel good this week :)

Miss Wakley, Miss Hulands and Mr Clerke 

File icon: docx Biodiversity Worksheet [docx 97KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf What is Biodiversity [pdf 765KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Build a Habitat [pdf 2MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Keep in touch [pdf 253KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Years 5 and 6 Puzzles and Problems [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Book Talk black-rhinos-in-wild-daily-news [pdf 901KB] Click to download

Maths

L.O: To be able to convert between miles and kilometres 

This is the sixth lesson on our unit of conversion. In this lesson we explore the difference between imperial and metric units. This lesson will focus on converting between miles and kilometres – a real life skill that you will use for the rest of your life.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/maths/to-convert-miles-and-kilometres-year-5-wk4-1

  • Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks. 
  • Try three-four worksheets from today's problem solving booklet attached to the main message. 

English

  1. L.O: To be able to infer answers from a reading comprehension
  2. This week we are going to be learning how to write Diary Entries.
  3. In this lesson, we are going to learn how to infer answers from the text.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/english/diary-entry-reading-comprehension-inference-year-5-wk4-1

Booktalk

Black Rhinos in Wild - Daily News Story

Read the good news story of the rise in the number of black rhinos in the wild, then answer the questions!

History

L.O: To be able to plan and write an essay about medieval monarchs

In this lesson, we will be using all of the key pieces of knowledge we have acquired over the course of this unit to plan and write an essay. You will need a piece of paper, a pencil, a ruler and your brain.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/foundation/to-plan-and-write-an-essay-about-medieval-monarchs-year-5-wk4-1

Mental Health Awareness Week

Keeping in touch with friends and family

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week. So how will we be KIND today? 

Have you been chatting to your friends or family while we've been in lockdown Year 5? Miss Hulands has been calling her family in Australia, and Miss Hulands and I video call each other every day (we check if each other are feeling ok and have a good old chitty chat and laugh - while drinking a coffee of course!!!!). 

Today we will focus on keeping in touch with friends and family. Read the ideas below and pick up the phone, type an email/message or write a letter to someone to cheer them up! It will cheer you up too :)

What is Biodiversity?

The WWF (World Wildlife Fund) is the world’s leading independent conservation organisation. Their mission is to create a world where people and wildlife can thrive together.

You are going to be finding out about Biodiversity today. You have clips to watch and activities to complete. Work your way through the three worksheets attached to the main message.

https://www.wwf.org.uk/learn/love-nature/biodiversity?dm_i=38LF,11EFM,6TJOAJ,3YKMH,1

Friday 15th May 2020

Happy Friday Year 5!

Can you believe another week has passed by? It has been so lovely catching up with all of you. Below there are a few important reminders and a taster for next week. Today, you have a range of activities to do, but most importantly we want you to do something that makes you happy and have FUN. 

Reminders for today

Looking ahead to next week

Next week is Mental Health Awareness Week and the theme is 'Kindness.' We have started looking at Kindness already this week and Grace wanted to share a really lovely video with everyone in year 5 and 6 that shows the effect of doing one kind thing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwAYpLVyeFU

It is inspirational! Thank you Grace. Perhaps some of you would like to make your own video of how you can show kindness to one another. 

Have a lovely weekend!

Miss Wakley, Miss Hulands and Mr Clerke 

P.S. Please see a selection of work we have received this week that we wanted to share with you. 

File icon: pdf Friday Problem Solving [pdf 137KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Carrie's War episode 7 [pdf 341KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Marian Craft Activities (1) [pdf 55KB] Click to download

Impressive work this week!

Grace, Elebethel and Theia have completed some really lovely work on English, Science, History and Kindness! Keep up the great work girls.

Maths

L.O: To be able to find the perimeter and convert units of measurements

In lesson 5 of our unit on converting measurements, we will be combining our knowledge of perimeter and converting units to find the perimeter of rectilinear shapes.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/maths/to-find-the-perimeter-and-convert-units-of-measurements-year-5-wk3-5

  • Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks. 
  • Try today's problem solving activity attached to the main message. 

English

L.O: To be able to write a persuasive letter

In this lesson, we are going to write a persuasive letter.

  1. You can choose what you would like to write your persuasive letter on: it could be persuading me that children shouldn't have homework, that chocolate for breakfast is essential or that playing football everyday is vital for survival. As long as you can back up your points with convincing arguments and using the persuasive devices/ techniques. 
  2. Remember to pause the clip at important parts and make notes of the key learning.
  3. Use the success criteria to help guide you.
  4. Use the sentence openers.
  5. Use the powerful vocabulary suggested. 
  6. They have given you a structure for each paragraph for you to use in your persuasive letter.
  7. Don't forget to post it on j2e or send it to the office for me to see.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/english/persuasive-letter-write-a-persuasive-letter-year-5-wk3-5 

Booktalk

Carrie's War by Nina Bawden

Today, let's carry on listening to Episode 7 of 'Carrie's War' on BBC School Radio. Then try the book talk activity - Who is Frederick? Think about his actions and personality (attached above).

Carrie and Nick find Auntie Lou in the chapel. They tell her that Major Harper is in the pub and she rushes to meet him. Mr Evans’ son Frederick visits, on leave from the army. He helps with the harvest but he’s mean to Mr Johnny. He tells Mrs Gotobed that he doesn’t want to inherit the shop from his father. Shortly after, Mrs Gotobed dies and Carrie passes on her message to Mr Evans. He gets very angry...

Click here to listen to Episode 7 of the story.

Art

Optical illusions and using shading to show form

In this lesson we will look at an Optical Illusion artwork before creating our own. You will learn to shade in to show that an object is three-dimensional.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/foundation/optical-illusions-and-using-shading-to-show-form-year-5-wk3-5#slide-1

Disney on stage!

Story-telling, arts and crafts, and even costume making. Why not have a Disney themed day?

You'd be surprised at how many things are Disney. Why not watch your favourite Disney film? Or decorate your house or room with that theme, and dress up? Most importantly, have some FUN and why not get your siblings and family involved! Let me know your favourite Disney character, film or story. 

The Promise

1. Listen to ‘the Promise’ https://vimeo.com/73026206

On a mean street in a mean, broken city, a young girl tries to snatch an old woman’s bag. But the frail old woman, holding on with the strength of heroes, says the thief can’t have it without giving something in return: the promise. It is the beginning of a journey that will change the thieving girl’s life — and a chance to change the world, for good.

2. Answer these questions:

  • What promise will you make and why?
  • What impact will it have?
  • What has this taught you?
  • How can small actions have such big consequences?
  • What would you have done in that circumstance and why?
  • Task: Make a list of promises and things you could do to look after our world. Are there anything small actions you could do that would make a BIG difference?
  • You could even get creative and paint or draw a picture of things you are doing to save the environment, such as turning off the lights when you leave a room, recycling waste or reusing a water bottle. Remember, there are lots of things!

Thursday 14th May 2020

Good morning Year 5!

We hope you had fun creating Marion Art and self-portraits yesterday! Did you also manage to make some music? Remember to send it to office@stmaryangels.co.uk or upload it on to j2write so that Miss Hulands and I can see it. We have received some really excellent work and cannot believe how hard-working and determined you all are. You are doing such a great job and we could not be more proud of you! Keep it up. 

You have all been keeping busy with your home learning lessons on Oak Academy, as well as some of your own fun hobbies like art projects, science experiments, baking, going out for daily walks and chatting to your friends on the phone. It has been so great catching up with you this week and hearing what you have been doing. 

Assembly

This week’s assembly is all about Wellbeing. We have a sing-a-long with the London West End cast of Disney’s The Lion King and Miss Siedenius discusses the use of texture in art.

Watch it here: https://www.thenational.academy/assembly 

Reading

Want to find a great book to get into, but don't know where to start? Look no further. The website has a kidzone with games, recommended reads  and lots of genres to choose from. Videos to watch and books to listen to and much, much more. Check it all out here: https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/

Happy reading!

Thought of the day- Even though we may not feel happy ALL the time (and that is normal), it is wonderful that you are finding positive and happy moments in each day.

Miss Wakley, Miss Hulands and Mr Clerke

File icon: pdf Thursday Problem Solving [pdf 202KB] Click to download
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Maths

L.O: To be able to apply length conversions to problems

In the fourth lesson of this unit, we will continue to look at length. We will apply everything we have learnt about length so far and apply it to some example of real-life problems. By the end of this lesson, you will be able to convert different units of length so that you can spot errors and solve logistical problems.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/maths/to-apply-length-conversions-to-problems-year-5-wk3-4

  • Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks. 
  • Try today's problem solving activity attached to the main message. 

English

Persuasive Letter: SPaG focus- list of three

In this lesson, we are to going to focus on the use of a list of three.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/english/persuasive-letter-spag-focus-list-of-three-year-5-wk3-4

 

Booktalk

Carrie's War by Nina Bawden

Today, let's carry on listening to Episode 6 of 'Carrie's War' on BBC School Radio. Then try the book talk activity to make some inferences about Mr Evans (attached above).

It’s Carrie’s birthday, and after a party at Druid’s Bottom, Albert Sandwich kisses her! Mr Evans is cross when they get back because they’re late, but then he turns on Auntie Lou, who is all dressed up and wearing lipstick. Hepzibah explains to Carrie why there is such tension between Mr Evans, Auntie Lou and Mrs Gotobed. An American soldier comes looking for Auntie Lou to take her out. Carrie tells him to go away but Nick says she’s wrong and they run to fetch her.

Click here to listen to Episode 6 of the story.

History

Was Elizabeth I 'weak and feeble'? 

In this lesson we will be learning about the monarchs who succeeded King Henry VIII. We will learn about the religious tensions, between Catholicism and Protestantism, that developed with each new monarch who rose to the throne. We will conclude the lesson by learning about King Philip’s plots to overthrow Elizabeth I and ultimately, her victory over the Spanish Armada.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/foundation/was-elizabeth-i-weak-and-feeble-year-5-wk3-4

MindUP!

Mindful Tasting

Our senses help us to understand the world around us. By focusing our attention on something specific, like the taste or texture of food, we can help strengthen the prefrontal cortex (PFC) in our brain. Try these activities with your child to build their awareness of different tastes and textures, and it will strengthen their PFC and may even encourage them to try new things in the future.

1. Watch the video below:

https://mindup.org/mindup-lesson-7-mindful-tasting/

2. Choose one or more of the activities below this week and give it a go! (scroll down to the Mind Up section on our page)

3. Don't forget to do 2-3 'brain breaks' each day too - it only takes 2 mins and gives your brain a well-needed rest!

 

Kindness is COOL :) 

  1. Listen to this book: 'Have You Filled Your Bucket Today? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3u-jUvANN8
  2. Make a poster or list of Random Acts of Kindness that you could do around the house to fill up your bucket.
  3. Feeling creative? Why not find a container or create one and decorate it for your very own bucket and put things in it that make you feel good. 
  4. Listen to some of your favourite songs that make you feel happy and sing to them. Why not make your own happiness playlist and share it with somebody else?
  5. Have fun bucket-filling! I'd love to see some of the activities you have been doing to help everyone feel good. Send in your lovely creations. 

Wednesday 13th May 2020

Happy Wednesday Year 5!

Can you believe it is already midweek? We hope you have been enjoying completing a range of activities this week. Did you enjoy learning about the formation of the NHS yesterday? Wasn't Florence Nightingale amazing?! We are enjoying reading and receiving work from you. Keep it up please! We will try our best to reply to you all. 

The Month of Mary

May is the month where we celebrate Mary, the Mother of Jesus. As May is the month of Mary, we all calling all members of the St Mary of the Angels family to submit their own Marian creations.

You could:

Be creative and have fun!

Miss Wakley, Miss Hulands and Mr Clerke 

File icon: pdf Wednesday Problem Solving [pdf 192KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Carrie's War episode 5 [pdf 466KB] Click to download

Marian Art

Maths

L.O: To be able to convert between units of length

In lesson 3 of our unit on converting measures, we are going to focus on converting between units of length. We will start with a revision of conversion facts between millimetres, centimetres, metres and kilometres. Using these facts, we will apply these to some real life problems around the Olympics. We will also bring in non-standard units thinking about how many laps different track races at the Olympics are.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/maths/to-convert-between-units-of-length-year-5-wk3-3

  • Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks. 
  • Try today's problem solving activity (attached to the main message). 

English

L.O: To be able to identify features of a persuasive letter

In this lesson, we are going to explore the features of a persuasive letter.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/english/persuasive-letter-identifying-the-features-of-a-text-year-5-wk3-3 

Booktalk

Carrie's War by Nina Bawden

Today, let's carry on listening to Episode 5 of 'Carrie's War' on BBC School Radio. Then try the book talk activity to design and describe a ballgown (attached above).

Carrie and Nick return to the town with the goose and Mr Evans asks about Hepzibah, and about his sister Mrs Gotobed. Carrie overhears Mr Evans saying he’s going to get her to spy on them! Carrie and Nick become regular visitors to Druid’s Bottom, where they help Mr Johnny with the milking and Carrie meets old Mrs Gotobed. Mrs Gotobed gives Carrie an important message for Mr Evans, a message only to be passed on when she dies...

Click here to listen to Episode 5 of the story.

Science

How is sedimentary rock formed?

In this lesson, we will learn about our third type of rock: sedimentary rock. We will look at the steps needed to make sedimentary rock and how fossils are formed in sedimentary rock. We will then learn what a palaeontologist is and identify some different fossils. For this lesson you will need a piece of paper and a pencil.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/foundation/how-is-sedimentary-rock-formed-year-5-wk3-3

Music

Want to make your very own music, learn a rap, learn to sing or even create your own instruments?

Look no further! Check out this VERY COOL website and become a singing sensation: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/bring-the-noise

 

 

SMA Self-portrait competition

  • It’s time to get creative- use any material around you house to create a self-portrait!
  • For each class there will be two winners.  Each person will receive a £10 book voucher.
  • Friday 22nd May is the last day to submit your entries. The winners will be chosen by a judging panel over half term.
  • Take a photograph of your entry and send it to the office. Please do not include the real you in the photo for safeguarding issues. We would like to be able to put the entries up on the website with your permission.  
  • We look forward to receiving your fantastic entries!

Tuesday 12th May 2020

Good morning Year 5!

Happy International Nurses Day and 200th Anniversary of Florence Nightingale

  • International Nurses day is a special occasion that happens annually where we can thank nursing staff globally for all their essential work.
  • 2020 is the International year of the Nurse and the Midwife. Thank you so much to all they are doing to support us, especially during a pandemic. 
  • It marks Florence Nightingales birth. Florence Nightingale was a nurse and she saved many soldiers lives during the Crimean War. She became known as the Lady with the Lamp as she carried a lamp to check on her patients during the night. She is remembered for making changes to Nursing and showing people that Nursing was a very important job.

Today we have provided you with a choice of activities to complete all about the NHS and Florence Nightingale to choose from. Please do upload it to the J2e for us to see. 

Extra resources:

Have a blessed day!

Miss Wakley, Miss Hulands and Mr Clerke


 

File icon: pdf Tuesday Problem Solving [pdf 309KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Carrie's War episode 4 [pdf 452KB] Click to download

Maths

L.O: To be able to solve problems involving converting between hours and minutes 

In lesson 2 of our unit on converting measures, we will be deepening our understanding by solving time problems and representing them using bar models. We will work through several problems together which will increase in difficulty. By the end of this lesson, you will have explored the underlying structures which help us convert units of time and solve problems.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/maths/to-solve-problems-involving-converting-between-hours-and-minutes-year-5-wk3-2

  • Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks. 
  • Try today's problem solving activity (attached to the main message). 

English

L.O: To be able to clarify word meaning from a Reading Comprehension

This week we are learning how to write: Persuasive Letters. 

In this lesson, we are going to clarify word meaning.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/english/persuasive-letter-reading-comprehension-word-meaning-year-5-wk3-2

Booktalk

Carrie's War by Nina Bawden

Today, let's carry on listening to Episode 4 of 'Carrie's War' on BBC School Radio. Then try the book talk activity to track Carrie's emotions during the episode (attached above).

Carrie and Nick arrive at Druid’s Bottom and meet the housekeeper Hepzibah Green, who looks after Mr Evans’ sister Mrs Gotobed. They meet Mr Johnny and realise there’s nothing to be afraid of, and their friend Albert Sandwich is living there too. Hepzibah is warm and kind and gives Carrie and Nick delicious food. Hepzibah tells them a magical story about the curse of the screaming skull.

Click here to listen to Episode 4 of the story.

Spanish

Saying your Birthday in Spanish!

In this lesson, we will recap our numbers and alphabet, as well as saying our name and age in Spanish. We will then expand our number knowledge to learn the numbers up to 31 and the months of the year in Spanish, so that we can say the date of our birthday in Spanish! For this lesson you will need some paper and a pen or pencil.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/foundation/saying-your-birthday-in-spanish-year-5-wk3-2

NHS

  1. Watch this clip about the formation of the NHS: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/38906932 Make sure you explore the whole page. There are lots of interesting facts to find out. Did anything surprise you?
  2. What is the NHS and why was it formed?
  3. Make a poster to thank all the amazing nurses and medical professionals doing an awesome job!

Florence Nightingale

Who is Florence Nightingale and why is she a significant figure in History?

1. Watch this clip: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks1-ks2-florence-nightingale/z68fcqt

2. Answer the questions below:

  • Pupils could discuss whether Florence was a typical girl or not
  • Why was it such a shock that she wanted to be a nurse?
  • Which event gave her the opportunity to be a nurse? And how were her beliefs different to other nurses at the time?
  • How successful was she in the hospital at Scutari? Pupils might like to research what they think was the long-term impact of Florence's work.
  • Does she deserve to be famous?
  • What lessons can we learn from the life of Florence Nightingale?
  • Why are the Nightingale Hospitals named after her?
  • Task: Design your own Hospital- what would be important to include, and why? What would it look like?

 

Monday 11th May 2020

Good morning Year 5! 

We hope you had a wonderful VE day! Thank you to Elbethel for sending in her wonderful creations and celebrations (please see main picture).

JJ's work

Please see a selection of wonderful work received rom JJ. A lovely piece of descriptive writing from Grace, identifying features of newspaper reports from Neneh and a poster on Chemical Energy by Angel. 

It is so lovely to be able to receive your work and celebrate your successes. Keep up the great work.

Miss Claudia

Miss Claudia has sent some lovely work on Roman Pizzas for you to complete this week. 

Happy learning!

Miss Wakley, Miss Hulands and Mr Clerke

File icon: docx Making a Roman pizza-Worksheet (1) [docx 14KB] Click to download
File icon: docx DISTANCE LEARNING JK and JL food in Italian Claudia Gioacchini [docx 16KB] Click to download
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JJ's work

Maths

L.O: To be able to convert between seconds, minutes and hours

In this lesson we are starting a new unit of work on converting measurements.

In this lesson we will be looking at time. We will start with a revision of time facts. As the lesson develops, we will hone our skills of converting between seconds, minutes and hours and by the end of this lesson, you will be solving time-related problems on a blank numberline whilst also converting units of time.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/maths/to-convert-between-seconds-minutes-and-hours-year-5-wk3-1

  • Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks. 
  • Try today's problem solving activity (attached to the main message). 

English

L.O: To be able to infer from a Reading Comprehension 

This week we will be looking at Persuasive Letters.

In this lesson, we are going to infer from a text.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/english/persuasive-letter-reading-comprehension-inference-year-5-wk3-1

Booktalk 

Carrie's War by Nina Bawden

Today, let's carry on listening to Episode 3 of 'Carrie's War' on BBC School Radio.

The episode starts with a visit from Carrie and Nick’s mother. Carrie is worried that Nick will say he hates Mr Evans, but he doesn’t. Winter arrives and Carrie and Nick are sent to the old house in the valley - Druid’s Bottom - to collect the Christmas goose. They walk through the yew trees and hear scary noises. They run down towards the lights of the old house...

Click here to listen to Episode 3 of the story.

History

How did Henry VIII initiate the Reformation?

In this lesson, we will be learning about Henry VIII - one of the most famous English monarchs in history.

  • We will learn about Martin Luther’s creation of a new branch of Christianity, called Protestantism and how Henry VIII changed the official religion of England from Catholicism to Protestantism in order to get his way.
  • We will conclude by learning about his six wives.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/foundation/how-did-henry-viii-initiate-the-reformation-year-5-wk3-1

 

P.E. with Joe

Don't forget to make sure you are staying in shape, keeping active and having fun!

Have a go at Joe's 30 minute PE lesson. (And everyday if you wish!) 

https://www.thenational.academy/all/pe/pe-with-joe-and-rosie-4th-may-all-wk3-1#

Italian

Topic: Food

Focus: Making a Roman Pizza

  • Please see the work attached to the main message that Miss Claudia has kindly prepared for you. 
  • Miss Claudia has even got her own page for all year groups with her Italian lessons, if you would like to visit it: https://padlet.com/claudiagioacchini33/Food1Cibo

UKS2 Home Learning Timetable

This is a suggested timetable to structure your day and it is very similar to what we do at school. You can choose to set up your day like this, or you may choose to do it in whatever order you like! Speak to the adults in your house and see what works best for you and your family.

From,

Miss Wakley :)

File icon: pdf UKS2_Home_Learning_Timetable 2020 [pdf 1MB] Click to download

MindUP!

Mindful Tasting

Our senses help us to understand the world around us. By focusing our attention on something specific, like the taste or texture of food, we can help strengthen the prefrontal cortex (PFC) in our brain. Try these activities with your child to build their awareness of different tastes and textures, and it will strengthen their PFC and may even encourage them to try new things in the future.

1. Watch the video below:

https://mindup.org/mindup-lesson-7-mindful-tasting/

2. Choose one or more of the activities below this week and give it a go! Don't forget to do 2-3 'brain breaks' each day too - it only takes 2 mins and gives your brain a well-needed rest!

Each week we will focus on a different area to help bring mindful, positive and happy moments into your home. MindUP is designed to help children develop an understanding of their brain, emotions and actions. These activities help build their focus and awareness, and form positive relationships with others. Doing MindUP activities and practices together will support wellbeing and help encourage a calmer, happier and more optimistic home.

File icon: pdf Mindful-Tasting [pdf 653KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Mindful-Tasting-Activities-2 [pdf 977KB] Click to download

Spellings

In this section you will find:

  1. The Year 5/6 statutory spellings list: These are the words you should know how to spell, say and define. There are lots of tricky spellings in here so use the fun activities I've found to practise them!
File icon: pdf UKS2 Statutory Spellings [pdf 935KB] Click to download

Thursday 7th May 2020

Good morning Year 5 :)

Tomorrow I will post some of JJ's wonderful work, so keep sending it in!

VE Day

As you may know, tomorrow is VE Day. Our nation will stop to remember a very important moment in history. VE Day - or 'Victory in Europe Day' - marks the day towards the end of World War Two (WW2) when fighting against Nazi Germany in Europe came to an end. On 8 May 1945, Prime Minister Winston Churchill made an announcement on the radio at 3pm that the war in Europe had come to an end, following Germany's surrender the day before. It is also extra special this year because it is the 75th anniversary!

Today I have attached an EXCELLENT powerpoint on VE day for you to have a look at. It is full of interesting information, photographs, videos and activities for you to do. Miss Good, our lovely Year 1 teacher (and head of History), has made it just for you. If you decide to make some bunting, cook a recipe, design a poster to put in your window or one of the other fab ideas, please send it through for us to have a look at.

Most importantly, take the time today and tomorrow to remember how much others have given and sacrificed for our country.

Also, the BBC will be broadcasting some special events tomorrow if you would like to watch:

11am - two minute silence

3pm - 'The Nation's Toast to the Heroes of WW2'. Grab a drink of water, juice, whatever you fancy, and say the following "To those who gave so much, we thank you."

Have an excellent day :)

Miss Hulands, Miss Wakley and Mr Clerke

File icon: pptx VE Day- 75th Anniversary-KS2 [pptx 18MB] Click to download
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Maths

Thursday: To reason about reflection

In this lesson of the unit, we will continue our study of reflections. Yesterday, we worked on creating generalisations about reflections along the X and Y axes and today we will be using those generalisations to reflect shapes using just one coordinate.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/maths/to-reason-about-reflection-year-5-wk2-4

  • Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks. 
  • Try today's problem solving activity (attached to the main message). 

English

Thursday: Character description - SPAG focus (relative clause)

In this lesson, we are to going to focus on the use of relative clauses in a character description.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/english/character-description-spag-focus-relative-clause-year-5-wk2-4

History

In what ways was Edward I a 'great and terrible king'?

In this lesson, we are going to be learning about Edward I. We will learn about his marriage to Eleanor of Castile. We will then go on to learn about how Edward conquered both Wales and Scotland and the legacies he left that are still in place today. In this lesson, you will need a piece of paper, a pencil and your brain.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/foundation/in-what-ways-was-edward-i-a-great-and-terrible-king-year-5-wk2-4

VE Day

Please read the powerpoint attached above for lots of fascinating facts and activities on VE Day. I have also attached a few activity packs with some fun tasks that you could do or create today and tomorrow. Don't forget to send some photos of your work if you would like to!

Story time

Carrie's War by Nina Bawden

Today, let's carry on listening to Episode 2 of 'Carrie's War' on BBC School Radio.

Carrie and Nick go to live at the grocers shop with Mr Evans and his sister, who they call Auntie Lou. Auntie Lou is kind, but tells them lots of house rules and how they should behave to in front of Mr Evans. When Carrie and Nick meet Mr Evans they see he’s a bully, but they manage to get along with him. That is, until Nick steals some biscuits...

Click here to listen to Episode 2 of the story.

Newsround

Read the article about VE Day on Newsround. After that, why not check out what other news stories are making headlines around the world! There is something interesting for everyone on Newsround!

Click here to read the article

Wednesday 6th May 2020

Happy Wednesday Year 5!

Today I have some new work to show from class JK....... how exciting! Tomorrow I will show you some of JJ's work, so don't forget to send something through if you'd like us to see it :)

Today we have: a newspaper report and setting description from Shiden, j2coding from Buddy, descriptive writing from Anabella and HEAPS of learning from Theia (maths, creative writing, art and book talk). What a brilliant job from you all! I can't wait to see what tomorrow will bring.

VE Day

The UK will be commemorating VE Day this Friday 8th May. VE Day, or Victory in Europe Day, marks the day towards the end of World War Two when fighting against Nazi Germany came to an end in Europe. It is also extra special this year because it is the 75th anniversary! We will be learning more about this important day tomorrow. Today I would love you to have a listen to a wonderful story called 'Carrie's War' - about a girl and her brother who were evacuated from London during World War II. Scroll down the page and have a go listening to Episode 1 today. 

Stay happy, stay positive, stay safe :)

Miss Hulands, Miss Wakley and Mr Clerke

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File icon: pdf Character description vocabulary word mat [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Adjectives for characters [pdf 98KB] Click to download
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Maths

Wednesday: To reflect shapes along axes

In the eighth lesson of this unit, we will be returning to a four-quadrant grid. We will be using the X and Y axes as lines of reflection and using coordinates to describe the reflection that has taken place. In addition, we will also be creating rules to help us reflect shapes more easily.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/maths/to-reflect-shapes-along-axes-year-5-wk2-3

  • Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks. 
  • Try today's problem solving activity (attached to the main message). 

English

Wednesday: Character description - Identifying the features of a text

What are your favourite characters from books you've read? In this lesson, we are going to identify the features of a character description of a dragon.

I've also attached some character description vocabulary mats to help you! (attached above)

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/english/character-description-identifying-the-features-of-a-text-year-5-wk2-3

Science

How is metamorphic rock formed?

In this lesson, we are going to learn about metamorphic rock! We are going to learn why it is called metamorphic rock and how it is made. Then we will look at some different examples of metamorphic rock and discuss how their properties make them fit for their uses. For this lesson, you will need a pencil, a piece of paper and a ruler.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/foundation/how-is-metamorphic-rock-formed-year-5-wk2-3

 

Book Talk

Read the information leaflet about the restaurant (attached above). Answer the questions in your Home Learning book. Try the mild, spicy and hot questions!!!

Story time

Carrie's War by Nina Bawden

The UK will be commemorating VE Day this Friday. VE Day, or Victory in Europe Day, marks the day towards the end of World War Two when fighting against Nazi Germany came to an end in Europe. It is also extra special this year because it is the 75th anniversary! We will be learning more about this important day tomorrow.

Today, let's begin to listen to a famous children's book called 'Carrie's War' on BBC School Radio. Like many British children, Carrie was evacuated to the country during World War II.

Carrie and her younger brother Nick are evacuated to Wales to spend the war years with Mr Evans and his sister 'Auntie' Lou. Carrie and Nick spend much of their time at Druid's Bottom - a mysterious house where Hepzibah, the housekeeper, tells them strange stories about skulls and curses. Carrie and Nick settle into their new lives...and then Carrie does something she’ll regret for years to come.

Click here to listen to Episode 1 of the story.

 

Wildlife Trusts

This June, join thousands of people taking part in our annual nature challenge, 30 Days Wild! We want you to do one wild thing a day throughout the whole month: for your health, wellbeing and for the planet. That’s 30 simple, fun and exciting Random Acts of Wildness.

You’ll get a free, downloadable pack of goodies to help you plan your wild month, plus lots of ideas to inspire you to stay wild all throughout June (and beyond!). They will also email you additional, fun activities, from instructions for baking hedgehog cupcakes to a beginner’s guide to wildlife photography.

Make sure you ask your adults for permission to sign up for this!

Click here to sign up for your free pack of activities.

Tuesday 5th May 2020

Good morning Year 5!

I am so impressed with how hard some of you are working at home. A lot of you have an excellent routine of waking up in the morning, checking our morning message on the website and starting your learning for the day. Keep going with this excellent routine and you will be more than ready for Year 6 come September!

Thank you for sending in some of your work on j2write. Today I am showing you the awesome work JL has sent in. Tomorrow I will show you some of JK's work, and on Thursday I will share from JJ. That gives you a day or two to send through some work to us if you'd like to!

Today we have: maths and a newspaper report from Luke, R.E, art from Oak Academy and an amazing bridge from Xandie, another creative bridge from Aditi, coding on Scratch from Nicolas, book talk answers from Matthew, and impressive work on engines (plus a beautiful rainbow) from Rein! Great job everyone! This week I would love to see some writing, book talk, R.E, maths, creative work or anything else you've been doing or making around the house.

Talk tomorrow :)

Miss Hulands, Miss Wakley and Mr Clerke

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Maths

Tuesday: To describe reflections using coordinates

In the seventh lesson of our unit on transformations, we will continue to explore reflections. We will be focusing on reflecting a shape along a line of reflection and using coordinates to describe the shape. You will also have an opportunity to reason about how and why reflections work.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/maths/to-describe-reflections-using-coordinates-year-5-wk2-2

  • Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks. 
  • Try today's problem solving activity (attached to the main message). 

English

Tuesday: Character description - Reading comprehension (word meaning)

In this lesson, we are going to learn how to clarify word meaning questions using a character description.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/english/character-description-reading-comprehension-word-meaning-year-5-wk2-2

Spanish

Introducing yourself in Spanish

In this lesson, we will recap our alphabet and numbers from last week, then we are going to learn how to greet people and introduce ourselves in Spanish! We will learn how to say our name and age in Spanish. For this lesson, you just need your brain and your voice! But you might want a pen and paper handy in case you want to write anything down.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/foundation/introducing-yourself-in-spanish-year-5-wk2-2

Book Talk

Read the diary entries about the Titanic. Answer the questions in your Home Learning book. (attached above).

R.E

The gift of the Holy Spirit for everyone.

We have been learning about the Holy Spirit. Think about how the power of the Holy Spirit is seen and changes lives.  The power of the Holy Spirit is for everyone.  All Christians are called to share the mission to spread the Gospel message.

Look at the R.E document (attached above) for your R.E lesson for today. You will need to read the story, then write a letter in your Home Learning book. Remember to watch the video first! Click here to view the video now. 

Creative Task

Ticket to travel

Are you like Miss Hulands and WISH you could travel somewhere new right now? I would love to be able to jump on a plane and head to a hot, sunny beach. Hmmmmm maybe Spain, or the south of France? 

Let's imagine together. Design a boarding pass for a destination you would love to visit. Which city will you fly in to? What is the name of the airport there? What airline will you fly? Share them on j2write or email the school if you would like to - I would love to see where in the world you would like to go!

Click here to see the instructions. A boarding pass template is also attached above, but you could draw or make your own out of cardboard and paper!

Monday 4th May 2020

Good Morning Year 5!

Welcome to a new week of home learning! We hope you had a fun weekend - I was so happy that the sun came out again. This week we will continue to use Oak National Academy for most of our learning. Look below for your lessons today.

Miss Wakley and Mr Clerke are in school this week looking after the key worker children. I know they'll be having lots of fun!

The teachers loved talking to lots of you last week on the phone. Some of you even wished me a happy birthday! It put a HUGE smile on my face. I've put some photos up of the beautiful flowers and presents that some of my wonderful friends and family sent me in the post (my family in Australia sent me the teddy bear, along with some flowers and chocolates. How cute is that?!?). It made me feel very loved, and even though we can't see all our friends and family at the moment, we can still stay in touch and show others that we care about them. Have you sent any of your friends or family a letter or card in the post?

It was so great to hear what you've been up to at home. You've been going on daily walks, riding your bikes and scooters, gardening, making slime and helping your siblings. What an excellent bunch of human beings you are!

Make sure you continue to work as hard as you can this week Year 5. We want you to be prepared and ready for Year 6 in September!

Prayers

Please join us again this morning at 10am for our video assembly available in the Catholic Life of the School section of the website. Daily prayers for the rest of the week are available and can also be accessed in the Catholic Life of the School section of the website.

Have a fabulous Monday :)

Miss Hulands, Miss Wakley and Mr Clerke

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Maths

This week we will be continuing learning about Transformations.

Today we will be learning about reflections. We will be understanding what mathematical reflections are and will learn what a line of reflection is. By the end of this lesson, you will be able to identify how a shape has been reflected.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/maths/to-identify-and-describe-reflections-year-5-wk2-1

  • Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks. 
  • Try today's problem solving activity OR the extension activity provided. (They are both attached to the main message) 

English

This week we will be looking at Character Description.

In today's lesson, we are going to learn how retrieve information using a character description.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/english/character-description-reading-comprehension-fact-retrieval-year-5-wk2-1

Book Talk

Read the newspaper report about a brave pigeon during World War II. Answer the VIPER questions in your Home Learning book. (attached above). 

History

Who was the worst king: Richard I or John?

In this lesson, we will be learning about King John and King Richard I. We will be learning about the House of Anjou and the rivalries that developed between Henry II’s sons, who all wanted to be king. We will learn about the successes and failures of both Richard I and his younger brother John. We will conclude the lesson by thinking about who was the worse king.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/foundation/who-was-the-worse-king-richard-i-or-john-year-5-wk2-1

Maths on the Move

Try some of these fun and active Maths activities at home. Get up and move while your practise you Maths skills!

Click here to check it out

 

Mind Up

Mindful Listening

Our five senses help us to interpret the world around us. Mindful listening helps us choose which sounds to focus our attention on and helps us to be thoughtful in the way we hear and respond to others.

Scroll down to the Mind Up section below for a video and some activities to try today!

Also click here to try the Listening Game with Cosmic Kids.

Friday 1st May 2020

Good morning Year 5!

HAPPY FRIDAY 

What a great week it has been! All of you are doing amazingly well adapting to learning at home. Lots of you have been telling us about all the fun things you have been doing like baking, making art and gardening. We miss you all so much and can't wait to see you soon. Our favourite part of the week is speaking to you on the phone. Today there are some fun activities for you to complete. 

Assembly

Every Thursday at 11am the National Academy online lead an assembly. Yesterday's was all about Hope. Click here to view it: https://www.thenational.academy/assembly

Pyjamarama

Book Trust are doing a very exciting event for all of the family called, Pyjamarama! There's only a couple of things you need to do; visit this webpage and refresh it throughout the day https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/pyjamarama/pyjamarama-festival/ , check out the line up to the left, wear your pyjamas and most importantly have FUN! You can pick and choose what activities you want to take part in. We're going to be checking out the event too in our pyjamas. One more thing we would LOVE from you are...photos. Please send in any photos of yourselves in pyjamas doing some of the activities from the day. Don't you worry we will be getting some too! 

 

Miss Hulands and I have uploaded a photo of us reading below. We are reading the same book at the moment! We would love to know what you have been reading. 

 

Have a fun-filled day and a great weekend,

 

Miss Wakley, Miss Hulands and Mr Clerke :)

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Maths

Friday: Describe position after Translation

In today’s lesson, we will be exploring translating more than one coordinate across a grid with negative numbers.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/maths/describe-position-after-translation-year-5-wk1-5

  • Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks. 
  • Try today's problem solving activity attached to the main message OR the extension activity provided and attached to the main message (The activity has been differentiated, so choose your level of difficulty- the answers are on the last page).

English

Friday: Write a Setting Description

In this lesson, we are going to write a Setting Description. You can choose which picture you would like to base yours on. Don't forget to use all the top tips from the teacher to include in your own written work.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/english/setting-description-write-a-setting-description-year-5-wk1-5

  1. Use the modelled example, the sentence openers, the uplevelled vocabulary and the picture to help you. 
  2. You can either do this work straight into your Home learning book or you can do it into j2write and then we can give you feedback.
  3. Please use the document attached to the main message to uplevel your vocabulary. 
  4. Don't forget to take a photo if you have done it into your books. We can't wait to see them!

 

 

Creative Task

Try and build your very own bridge, out of any material you want or can find.

Send us in your pictures afterwards! 

Texture Treasure Hunt

In this lesson we will create a frottage patchwork from rubbings of textured objects which you find around your home. You will need a pencil and paper.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/foundation/texture-treasure-hunt-year-6-wk1-5

RE

 Learning intention: On the road to Emmaus

Immediately after the Resurrection of Jesus from the dead, the disciples were unsure and uncertain of the significance of what had happened, until they had met with Jesus who helped them understand. 

  1. Watch interactive clip of the Road to Emmaus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rdlQ99Cb-g
  2. Read the scripture attached to the main message.

Key Questions:

Q      Why did Luke describe the disciples as having ‘faces full of sadness’?

Q      What do you think the disciples meant, and what were their expectations, when they said ‘the Promised One who would set Israel free’?

Q      How did Jesus help the disciples understand what was happening?

Q      What was it about the ‘breaking of bread’ that made the disciples recognise Jesus?

Q      How did the disciples feel when they recognised the Risen Christ?

Learning task:

Design a storyboard to show what happened on the road to Emmaus.  Annotate the images to show you understand how the disciples knew it was Jesus when they reflected on their experiences. (Use the template attached to complete this)

Music

Learning intention: Sound insulation

  1. How can you make a sound louder or quieter?
  2. Why is stopping sound important?
  3. Watch this clip about the volume of sound: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zgffr82/articles/zqtdpbk

Task:

  1. You are going to plan a test to measure or observe how well different materials muffle sound
  2. Read through this teaching presentation: https://www.slideserve.com/liam/which-material-is-best-for-muffling-sound

Things to consider:

  • See if you can find some of the following materials- bubble wrap, towel, foam, blanket.
  • You will be testing which material is best at muffling sound.
  • Which material will do the best job? Why?
  • How will you make fair comparisons of whether the sound is muffled or not?
  • What sound source will you use?
  • What equipment will you need? How will you test it?
  • How will you ensure your results are reliable and fair?
  • How will you record your results?
  • Are there any instruments that can be used to measure sound levels?
  • What did you find out? Did that surprise you?
  • You can record your learning in your book or on j2write.

Thursday 30th April 2020

Good morning Year 5!

I can't believe it is already Thursday. I know that Mr Clerke and I have really enjoyed speaking to all of you this week and have been having some lovely conversations about your work and what you have been doing. If you haven't heard from me yet please don't panic, I will continue to ring today and tomorrow. 

The legend that is Captain Tom

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Captain Tom Moore is the inspirational WW2 veteran who set himself a challenge to walk 100 lengths of his garden before his 100th birthday, with the aim of raising £1000 for NHS Charities Together. Not only has Tom successfully achieved his 100 lengths, but he has smashed his target and has raised only £29, 597, 515 million for charity (when I checked this morning at 6am, it might have changed again!). 

Have a go at the fun activity attached to this message all about Tom Moore. What fun facts did you find out about him? Why don't you get creative and make a poster about him.

Amazing work

Today we have featured some examples of great work that we have been receiving. We will do the same tomorrow, so keep sending over all your hard work. You can send a picture via email if you would like.

We hope you have a productive day!

Miss Wakley, Miss Hulands and Mr Clerke :)

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Amazing work

Maths

Thursday: Describe position after translation

In this lesson we will be looking at plotting coordinates on a grid with four quadrants. We will link this to our prior learning about translation by translating one coordinate in multiple ways and working out the coordinates. Please see the handy poster attached above as a visual reminder if needed.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/maths/describe-position-after-translation-year-5-wk1-4

  • Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks. 
  • Try today's problem solving activity attached to the main message.

English

Thursday: Setting Description- SPaG focus (Parenthesis)

In this lesson, we are to going to focus on the use of parenthesis in a setting description.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/english/setting-description-spag-focus-parenthesis-year-5-wk1-4

Creative Activity

Why not get creative today and make your own slime. You can use the information attached below to guide you or you can use a method you prefer. The messier, the better. I can't wait to see pictures of this!

History

Who was responsible for the death of Thomas Becket?

In this lesson we are going to be learning about the people that contributed to Thomas Becket’s death. We are going to learn about King Henry II, his friendship with Becket and his struggle to take back power from the church. We will learn about how Henry and Becket’s relationship fell apart due to the struggle between the monarchy and the church and how this led to Becket’s death. You will need a piece of paper, a pencil and your brain.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/foundation/who-was-responsible-for-the-death-of-thomas-becket-year-5-wk1-4

Science

Learning intention: The different forms of energy

Electricity can be created in a variety of ways. You are going to try and answer the questions below whilst watching a clip about the different forms of energy.

1) Watch this clip about how electricity is made: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/primary-science-how-is-electricity-made/zfhfgwx

Key questions:

  • How is energy made? 
  • What are the different types of energy?
  • Burning fossil fuels (oil, gas, coal) at power stations, using wind power generated by wind turbines, using solar power generated by the sun and using water power (sometimes called hydropower) generated by running or falling water.  

Task:

  • Choose one form of energy and find out how it works, what it needs, what it provides and how it provides energy. Is it sustainable?
  • How does energy affect the environment?
  • Are there alternative forms of energy that are not as damaging?
  • You can present your information as a poster, presentation, or word document. If you want to get creative please do.

Art

Make your own Leonardo Da Vinci flip book

What will I need to create an interactive flip book?

  • Scissors
  • Stapler
  • Glue stick
  • Coloured pencils/ crayons

https://www.weirdunsocializedhomeschoolers.com/leonardo-da-vinci-activity/ (Free printable see attached above)

OR 

Can't print the attachment, why not create your own flip book?

 

Wednesday 29th April 2020

Good morning Year 5,

We all just want to say to start with that we are so PROUD of all of you! You are all amazing and doing so well with all the home learning and being away from school. We miss you and hope to see you soon. 

This week we have received some really lovely work, so tomorrow we will post a selection of some of the great work. Keep it coming and thank you so much, it brightens our day. 

A special message

Today is a very special day, it is Miss Hulands, Mrs De Souza and Mr Glennon's birthday! Please see the attachment below for a birthday celebration I prepared earlier. 

A message from Miss Magda...

Dear JJ, I miss you so much and I hope you are all safe at home and happy. I can't wait to see you all. I hope you are all using this time effectively and enjoy spending time with you family. My children and I have been baking and planting in the garden. I would advise you to keep up with your home learning activities and stay fit and active. I can't wait to see you all soon. Keep smiling :) Kind regards, Miss Magda. 

The Giraffe 

We received a lovely story from Calleigh saying that she was going for her daily exercise and walked past Regent's Park. She went past the giraffes at London Zoo and was amazed by the big sign at the back that said supporting 'Our NHS'. She took a beautiful picture of the giraffe just in front of the sign, looking like it was posing for the picture and coud not stop laughing. She wanted to share it with everyone and it certainly brightened our day. Happy Wednesday! Thank you Calleigh :) 

We will be calling you over the next few days to check in with how you have been finding the work this week.

Don't forget to check out the Wednesday Word in the Daily Prayers section of the website.

Take care and have fun!

Miss Wakley, Miss Hulands and Mr Clerke 

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Maths

Wednesday: Describing positions and coordinates

In this lesson, we will be building on the knowledge that we have acquired so far. Using the coordinates work we start in lesson 1 and the translation of shapes in lesson 2, we will be plotting, translating and re-plotting lines on a grid.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/maths/describing-positions-and-coordinates-year-5-wk1-3

  • Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics for more Maths tasks. 
  • Try today's problem solving activity attached to the main message.

English

Wednesday: Setting Description-identifying the features of a text

In the lesson, we are going to identify the features of a setting description.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/english/setting-description-identifying-the-features-of-a-text-year-5-wk1-3

Booktalk

Today, you are going to read about the History of Electricity and answer some comprehension questions about this text. 

There are different levels you can choose from for the comprehension and the questions, you can do either one star, two stars or three stars. It will become harder in difficulty.

(The comprehension and questions are attached to the main message above).

Science 

How is igneous rock formed?

In this lesson we are going to be learning about igneous rock. We are going to learn about the structure of the Earth, how to recognise igneous rock and some of the uses of igneous rock. We will also learn how igneous rock is made, using ice and chocolate as a model! You will need a piece of paper and a pencil for this lesson.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/foundation/how-is-igneous-rock-formed-year-5-wk1-3

RE

This week we will begin our new topic - ‘Transformation’ (Pentecost - the celebration of the Spirit’s transforming power)

Introduction to the Holy Spirit

Christians believe that the Spirit of God is active in each person and in a special way in the community of believers, which is the Church.  It is the work of the Spirit to enable people to hear God’s message, to respond and share it.  The feast of Pentecost is a celebration of the gift of God’s Spirit and its transforming power.

1. Watch the video below to learn more about how and why God sent the Holy Spirit:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMQKy1Mx49M

2. Go through the 'Symbols of the Holy Spirit' powerpoint to find out how the Holy Spirit is represented in different ways (attached above)

Task:

3. Create a piece of art using one or more of the symbols of the Holy Spirit (seen in the powerpoint above). You could use the examples in the Home learning document to inspire you. It could be a drawing, painting, collage, book mark, 3D model, or even origami! Follow the link below to make an origami dove: https://young-catholics.com/205/make-an-origami-dove/

Send us a photo of your wonderful creation on j2Write or email the school!

BBC School Radio 

Explore fun videos and songs to sing along to. This resource has music and drama opportunities- from William Shakespeare to WWII. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/primary-music-ks1--ks2-index/z6762sg

Tuesday 28th April 2020

Good morning Year 5!

How did your first day of online learning with Oak Academy go? We will be ringing you over the next few days to check in with you and also welcome any feedback you may have. Today you will see that we have attached the Home Learning document that shows the brief outline of the work for the week (please see below). We hope you are also all managing to keep fit and healthy and do your daily workout with Joe Wicks.

Miss Hulands and Mr Clerke are in school this week looking after the key worker children and I can't wait to hear what they get up to!

Just to let you know....

At 11.00am today there will be a minutes silence across the UK to remember keyworkers who have lost their lives, if you would like to join in please do.

Please see a message from Mrs De Souza...

I am missing you all a lot! I hope you are all happy and safe and being good for your adults. I am doing online learning at home and enjoying time with my family, cooking and exercising. I hope to see you all soon and take care. Lots of love xx

The Book of Hopes

Words and Pictures to Comfort, Inspire and Entertain Children in Lockdown

Completely free for all children and families, the extraordinary collection of short stories, poems, essays and pictures has contributions from more than 110 children’s writers and illustrators, including Lauren Child, Anthony Horowitz, Greg James and Chris Smith, Michael Morpurgo, Liz Pichon, Axel Scheffler, Francesca Simon, Jacqueline Wilson – and Katherine herself.

The collection, published by Bloomsbury, is dedicated to the doctors, nurses, carers, porters, cleaners and everyone currently working in hospitals.

Read the book for free here: https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/9-12/book-hopes/

j2e- a shout out!

Also, if you would like to receive feedback on any work you complete, do upload it onto j2e. Grace is the superstar of the week so far. She has been very busy uploading her work and it is of a very high quality, well done Grace! Keep up the great work!

Have a terrific Tuesday!

Miss Wakley, Miss Hulands and Mr Clerke

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Maths

Tuesday: Describing Translations

In lesson 2 of our study of transformations you will be developing your knowledge of translations. You will build on yesterday’s work, where we focused on just one coordinate moving, to looking at moving all four vertices of a shape. By the end of this lesson you will be able to describe how a shape has been translated from one place to another.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/maths/describing-translations-year-5-wk1-2

  • Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics or Prodigy for more Maths tasks. 
  • Try today's problem solving activity attached to the main message.

English

Tuesday: Reading comprehension: Fact Retrieval 

In this lesson, we are going to learn how retrieve information using a setting description.

Your lesson is based on an extract from the book Sky song, by Abi Elphinstone. You will build on your skills of retrieving information from yesterday's lesson. 

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/english/setting-description-reading-comprehension-fact-retrieval-year-5-wk1-2 

Booktalk

The Wright Brothers Reading Comprehension

Soar through the remarkable story of the team behind the world’s first powered flight! 

You are going to read the text and answer comprehension questions on it. (The comprehension text, questions and answers will be attached with the main message.) 

Spanish

El alfabeto y los números

In this lesson we are going to learn about where Spanish is spoken in the world and we are going to learn the Spanish alphabet as well as numbers 1-10. You will need some paper and a pen or pencil for this lesson.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/foundation/el-alfabeto-y-los-numeros-year-5-wk1-2

Science

Learning intention: Current and Voltage

Prior learning recap: Go through the teaching PowerPoint on Circuits and Symbols. (Please see attached above)

Activities as you go through the PowerPoint: 

  • Circuits: What is a circuit? What parts do all circuits contain? Can you draw a circuit which includes a bulb? All children draw a circuit containing a bulb.
  • Circuit Diagram: Reveal a correct circuit diagram. How close is your drawing to this one? What did you miss out? Is there anything about this circuit diagram you don’t remember or understand?

Main learning for today’s lesson:

Activities as you go through the presentation:

  • Current and Voltage: Watch the BBC video about Current and Voltage. Write notes about the main points related to current and voltage.
  • How Many Volts? Examine a range of different batteries and check the number of volts each one supplies.

Follow the rest of the instructions that can be found in the Home Learning Document. 

David Walliams

Check out David Walliams COOL website where you can download fun activities, watch clips and play some fun educational games: https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/

Check out some of the recordings of his books that have already been made:

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

Monday 27th April 2020

Good morning Year 5!

Today as a school we start our online learning journey with Oak National Academy online classroom. We are starting with week 1. There will be a teacher guiding you through your learning with modelled examples and quizzes for you to do.

Below we will attach everything you need to complete your lessons this week and signpost you to anything extra you might need. 

We will continue to use the same format to provide you with information for each subject. Tomorrow we will upload a Home Learning document to give you guidance of what the week will look like.

Prayers: Please join us again this morning at 10am for our second video assembly available in the Catholic Life of the School section of the website. In this assembly we will reflect on how we meet with Jesus today at Mass, in both the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist. Daily prayers for the rest of the week are available and can also be accessed in the Catholic Life of the School section of the website. Why not join in at 10am every day?

Take care and happy learning,

Miss Wakley and Miss Hulands :) 

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Maths

This week we will be learning about TRANSFORMATIONS.

You will be led through your learning by a teacher. In this first unit we are studying transformations. Transformations are a way of changing the size or position of a shape. In today’s lesson we will be exploring coordinates and translations. Some of today’s lesson should be familiar as it is revision of what you learnt in Year 4.

You need to first complete a quiz that will re-cap previous learning on this topic, then watch the clip where a teacher will talk you through what coordinates are and what the X axis and Y axis are. He will then explain what a Translation is and practise some questions with you. You will then be given independent tasks to practise and the answers will be provided. Finally, you will complete a quiz to re-cap your learning. 

Monday: Lesson 1- An Introduction to Translation

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/maths/an-introduction-to-translation-year-5-wk1-1/

Want more practise? Why not log on to Mathletics or Prodigy for more Maths tasks. 

English

This week we are starting to learn about a new genre - SETTING DESCRIPTIONS 

In this lesson, you are going to learn how to retrieve information using a setting description. You will be led through your learning by a teacher.

You need to first complete the quiz about Fact Retrieval, then watch the clip about Setting Descriptions and fact retrieval- it provides you with modelled examples and top tips for both. You will also be given your spellings for this week and strategies for learning them. Then complete the main activity on based on 'The Hobbit.' Finally, you will complete a quiz at the end to re-cap your knowledge. 

Monday: Reading Comprehension- fact retrieval

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/english/setting-description-reading-comprehension-fact-retrieval-year-5-wk1-1/

 

Booktalk

European Space Agency astronaut Tim Peake tells us what it’s really like travelling through space!

You are going to read a text about an interview with Tim Peake and answer comprehension questions on it. (The comprehension text, questions and answers will be attached with the main message.) 

History

 In 1066, who was the rightful heir to the throne?

In this lesson you will learn about three men who were battling to become King of England in 1066. You will start by learning about Edward the Confessor, whose death prompted Harold Godwinson, William I and Harald Hardrada to battle for his throne. You will learn about the battles that took place in 1066, including the most famous battle: the Battle of Hastings. In this lesson you will need a piece of paper, a pencil and your brain.

https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/foundation/in-1066-who-was-the-rightful-heir-to-the-throne-year-5-wk1-1/

Music

Sounds produced by instruments

Today you are going to be listening to the different sounds that instruments make and seeing if you can identify and describe the sounds.

Choose three instruments to listen to from this selection of instruments: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yh_gXf_VK9g

  • How is each sound made?
  • What is your favourite instrument?
  • How do the instruments produce the sound?
  • Can you describe the sound they made?
  • Watch this clip about the different sounds that instruments can make: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z8s9jxs

  • What did you learn from it?

Art

Make your own Leonardo Da Vinci Glider Paper Model

Leonardo Da Vinci was quite the inventor and made designs for several machines that were actually made centuries later. Try one of your own by making a Da Vinci inspired glider model. Just print, cut and fold according to the instructions.

https://papermau.blogspot.com/2014/02/leonardo-da-vinci-glider-paper-model-by.html Scroll down and clip the link and then print!

OR 

Alternatively, why not design and build your own glider? Get creative :) 

Friday 24th April 2020

Happy Fri-yay Year 5!

Wow, what a busy week. We are so proud of you all and the amazing effort you are putting in to your home learning. You are trying hard and achieving great things. Remember, do what works best for you and your family. Have a lovely weekend.

From Miss Wakley and Miss Hulands :)

SHOUT OUT OF THE DAY

Shout out of the day goes to Xandie, who has made an incredible electrical circuit at home (with the help of an adult - safety first!). I am so impressed that you did not give up, and kept changing and trying new things until you got it right. You improvised with objects you had at home too. You are thinking just like a scientist Xandie! Watch his video below.

SUPER Science:

File icon: pdf Newspaper Report Template [pdf 65KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Reading Crossword Level 1 [pdf 1006KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Reading Crossword Level 2 [pdf 2MB] Click to download
File icon: mp4 Xandie Science [mp4 105MB] Click to download

Maths

This week we have been learning about DECIMALS. 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

Have a go at today's activity Friday Maths Challenge.

You can also log on to Mathletics and Prodigy to do extra practise!

Writing

Today we will be writing our VERY OWN newspaper report. You have worked hard this week to learn about the layout and features of a newspaper report, as well as how to use quotes in an article. Today you will get to use all of these skills to write a newspaper report based on Harry Potter.

Please click on the link below for your lesson. Work your way through the presentation and complete the tasks. You will be asked to pause the presentation at different points to do some writing. Do this straight in to your Home Learning blue book. When you have finished your newspaper report, maybe you could write it up neatly as a newspaper front cover! I have attached a newspaper template above if you would like to use this to help you. Don't forget to include a headline and draw a picture with a caption to go along with your report. 

Take a photo and send your work to me through j2write! I can't wait to see them!

https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/english/newspaper-writing-a-newspaper-report-year-6-wk1-5/

Reading

Crossword Puzzle time! Read the newspaper stories from First News, and then try the puzzle. To help you, we have underlined the answers to the crossword puzzle clues in the stories – but you will need to match the correct word with each clue! You can try the Level 1 crossword, or Level 2 if you want a challenge! (attached above)

STEM Challenge

Da Vinci's Bridge:

  • One of Leonardo da Vinci’s sketches shows a self-supporting arched bridge, which didn’t require anything else to hold it up. 

  • Complete your own bridge with things like lollipop sticks, rulers, pencils – experiment! Once complete, test it’s strength with different objects – each one heavier than the last!

  • Hints and tips: Check out these clips to see different ways this challenge could be completed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksTe0dhvGdg

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sEa3MXXzw8

TATE Kids

  • Make Pop Art, decorate spring eggs, learn about Impressionism, take a fun quiz. 
  • Make a friendship bracelet, make marbled foam, create a chocolate painting. 
  • These are just some of the very COOL activities Tate Kids has got on offer for you. 
  • We hope you enjoy!

https://www.tate.org.uk/kids

Live Science Experiments!

Today the Global Science Show takes place on Twitter, with fun science demos every TEN minutes from scientists around the world. Get watching! 

https://mobile.twitter.com/GlobalSciShow?fbclid=IwAR1kmNZt3sOnSAmNHZY1IjvQ1QbuqujRkrWiw64ry7Kwo1iTpzqngcacVWE

Thursday 23rd April 2020

Good morning Year 5!

It has been really lovely catching up with you each day so far, and hearing your voices and all the fantastic work you have been completing. Lots of you have a good routine in place and have been having a go at each task provided. Well done you! Keep up the good work and don't forget to have a break. I love to go for a long walk or have a nice run to clear my head and get some fresh air. I hope you are able to do things you enjoy doing too! Please do not panic if I haven't managed to speak to you yet. I will speak to you very soon. 

j2launch

Miss Hulands and I hope everyone managed to complete some work or access the j2launch platform yesterday, using the guidance as help if needed. This will be a really great resource because we will be able to give you personalised feedback and be able to see some of the work you have been completing. 

Staying in contact

Remember, please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions, queries or problems with accessing resources as we are very happy to help! This can be done either when we ring you each week or by sending an email to office@stmaryangels.co.uk  and they will send it through to us.

Fabio's Fantastic Solar System

  • We received some amazing work from Fabio that we just had to share.
  • Thank you to Fabio for sending a fabulous video of him creating and designing the solar system. Well done, we were very impressed! Please see attached below.

Work for today

  • Today we have tried a new structure to lay out and provide the work you need for each subject to make it a bit clearer. Please see below. Again, all the resources you need will be either attached below or in the Home learning document.  
  • We hope you are enjoying your first week back of home learning.

Miss Wakley and Miss Hulands :) 

 

File icon: mp4 Fabio's solar system [mp4 445MB] Click to download
File icon: docx Problem solving [docx 434KB] Click to download
File icon: docx crossing the whole extension [docx 351KB] Click to download
File icon: ppt Punctuating Speech PowerPoint [ppt 2MB] Click to download
File icon: ppt Quotations [ppt 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Reading Comprehension Thursday [pdf 1MB] Click to download

Maths

This week we have been learning about DECIMALS. Each day there will be a video to watch and a worksheet with activities to complete. You can do the activities straight into your Home Learning books – no need to print the worksheet! Follow the link below to the website:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

Thursday: Adding Decimals- crossing the whole

I have also attached an EXTENSION worksheet with problem solving questions  :) 

You can also log on to Mathletics and Prodigy to do extra practise!

Writing

Today we are going to learn about quotes in newspaper reports. 

Your Tasks - Watch and listen to the resources below in this order:

1. Watch this BBC Bitesize clip and then do the quiz - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvwwxnb/articles/ztcp97h

2. Read the powerpoint 'Punctuating Speech' (attached above). Take your time and work through the powerpoint slowly. Make notes in your Home Learning book, just like we do in class. 

3. Read the powerpoint 'Quotations' (attached above) and complete the activities in the powerpoint into your Home Learning book.

Reading

Comprehension - answer the questions (attached above - Reading Comprehension Thursday)

DON’T FORGET: Check back in the text to find your answer/evidence.

Music

Giuseppe Verdi (or 'Joe Green' in English!) was an Italian composer who dominated the Italian opera scene in the late 19th Century. Verdi's first opera – 'Oberto', written in 1839 – was a big success. But his second was a total flop. At this point he claimed that he would never compose again. This vow didn't last long though and in 1842 he wrote his most popular opera: 'Nabucco'. He went on to write 29 operas in total and became pretty wealthy as a result. He spent many years travelling around Europe, composing, teaching and going to star-studded premieres. His music was soon being performed all over the world and he had become a bit of a celebrity. He remained so for the rest of his life.

Listen to Vikki Stone introduce Verdi's 'Dies Irae' and 'Tuba Mirum' from 'Requiem’: 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ten-pieces/KS2-giuseppe-verdi-dies-irae-and-tuba-mirum-from-requiem/zmvs2sg

  • Complete the task in the Home Learning document.

Problem solving

Please see our NEW daily problem solving document to challenge your brain (attached above).

Star Wars Mindful Minute

Don't forget to try some Mind-up activities this week. Out topic is Mindful Awareness. Scroll down to the MindUP section to find some activities or alternatively give Star Wars Mindful Minute a go. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wfrpv6qpDec

Wednesday 22nd April 2020

Good morning Year 5!

It was so lovely to speak to lots of you on the phone yesterday. I've been missing you all so much! Hearing your happy voices really cheered me up and made my day. I couldn't get through to some of you on your parents' phones, but don't worry, I will try and ring you back today. Otherwise I will call again next week.

I am going to upload a document (it is attached below) that will show you how to save work on to J2write. You will need your MyUSO log in details for this. You can type up some school work, take photos of your work and copy them into the document, or even ask me a question or write me a message. As soon as you save your work, I will be able to see it! Give it a go today.

Happy Earth Day 

Earth Day is an annual event celebrated around the world on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection.

Click below to find out more:

https://www.earthday.org/earth-day-live/

Maths:

Today for Maths we would like you to do: Lesson 3- Complements to 1

Don't forget each day there will be a video to watch and a worksheet with activities to complete. You can do the activities straight into your Home Learning books – no need to print the worksheet! Follow the link below to the website:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/ 

I have also attached an EXTENSION worksheet with problem solving questions  :) 

You can also log on to Mathletics and Prodigy to do extra practise!

Writing:

NEWSPAPER REPORTS!

Today we are going to learn about the features of a newspaper report. Think about these questions before you start:

  • What is the purpose of a newspaper?
  • What are the different parts of a newspaper called?
  • What is found on the front page of a newspaper?
  • What type of language is used in a newspaper report?

Your Tasks - Watch and listen to the resources below in this order:

1. Watch this BBC Bitesize clip and then do the quiz - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z2yycdm/articles/z2gk9qt

2. Read the powerpoint 'Features of a Newspaper Report' (attached below). Take your time and work through the powerpoint slowly. Make notes in your Home Learning book, just like we do in class. At the end you will read the article 'Roman Coin Suprise for Mrs Ship'. Find the features and write them in your Home Learning book.

3. Read the poster 'What's in a Newspaper Report?' (attached below). Look at ALL the features around the page.

4. Using the front page article from First News this week - 'Local Heroes', write down all the features you can find in your Home Learning books, including: The headline, the 5 W's, facts about the main events, quotes from people, examples of third and first person words, captions

Reading: 

Comprehension - answer the questions (attached below - Reading Comprehension Wednesday). There are 4 texts to choose from. You can do one of them, or all of them! Your choice :)

DON’T FORGET: Check back in the text to find your answer/evidence.

Religion:

This week we will look at the topic 'Death and New Life.' 

  • Today's learning focus: Good Friday of the Passion of the Lord
  • Good Friday is an important day for Christians.  In some towns, there is a walk of witness, where Christians from many different churches walk together and hold a public prayer to remember the death of Jesus.
  • Read the scripture provided from John's Gospel in the home learning document and answer the follow-up questions.

Then Pilate handed Jesus over to them to be crucified. So, they took charge of Jesus. He went out, carrying his cross, and came to The Place of the Skull, as it is called.

  • Watch this clip on how Jesus might have felt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-blALAEijZI
  • Your task today is to write a newspaper report of the death of Jesus for the Jerusalem Times.You will need to include interviews with eye-witness which describe their beliefs, ideas, feelings and experiences of being at the event. Use the template attached to help structure your report.

Have FUN :)

Miss Wakley and Miss Hulands

 

File icon: pptx Features of a Newspaper Report PowerPoint [pptx 4MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf What's in a newspaper report poster [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Reading Comprehension Wednesday [pdf 5MB] Click to download
File icon: docx J2write guide [docx 726KB] Click to download
File icon: docx Jerusalem times template [docx 119KB] Click to download
File icon: docx Problem solving and reasoning extension- complements to 1 [docx 246KB] Click to download

Tuesday 21st April 2020

Good morning Year 5!

Today you will start learning about Electricity for our new science topic! To get you ready for this we have decided to share with you some biographical information about the incredible Benjamin Franklin, the inventor of electricity on earth. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B454HvxfrWY

Please see below a range of exciting activities for you today:

Maths:

Today for Maths we would like you to do Lesson 2- Subtracting decimals within 1

Don't forget each day there will be a video to watch and a worksheet with activities to complete. You can do the activities straight into your Home Learning books – no need to print the worksheet! Follow the link below to the website:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/ 

You can also log on to Mathletics and do extra practise!

Writing:

NEWSPAPER REPORTS!

What kinds of things are found in a newspaper? Today you are going to be a reporter and go on a ‘news scavenger hunt’! 

Find as many items on the checklist as you can. Maybe you could even come up with some of your own items to add to the checklist. Good luck reporters!

You will need:

  • A newspaper (Look around your house to see if you can find any newspapers, or use this week's edition of First News)
  • The 'news scavenger hunt' checklist (attached below)
  • A book/paper to write on
  • A keen eye!

Reading: 

In today's booktalk lesson we would like you to continue to read this week's edition of 'First News'- there are LOADS of fun and fascinating articles, and a few fun games to complete. 

What fascinating facts did you learn? Did anything surprise you? Is there anything you would like to find out about more? Would you like to be a journalist?

Science:

This term we will be looking at Electricity. You may not know it, but you're using electricity all the time, even when you're not thinking about it. If you turn on lights in your house, heat or cool you house in the winter and summer, or charge your phone or play on your gaming system, then you are using electricity.

Electricity is the flow of an electrical power or charge from sources of energy like coal or oil. Basically, electricity helps us use daily items around the house so we have lights to see at night and charge phones to use to call our family and friends. However, electricity was not always something that humans used the way we do today.

Watch this clip to find out all about Electricity: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z2882hv/articles/zcwnv9q

This week we will be looking at the symbols that are used to represent a simple circuit in a diagram.

Finding out about circuits and electricity

Watch these clips and then go on to the learning document and see if you can answer the questions and build your own simple circuit. What components do you need for it to work?

What is a circuit? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSSkZ9F7Bng

What is electricity? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uf76pThNXZc

Have a great Tuesday!

Miss Wakley and Miss Hulands :) 

Monday 20th April 2020

Good Morning Year 5 :)

Welcome back to home learning! We hope you've had a great rest the past few weeks, and enjoyed doing some of your favourite interests and hobbies at home - maybe cooking, drawing, building or singing/dancing (whatever it is that makes your heart happy and puts a big smile on your face!). Miss Hulands and I have really missed messaging you each day and we're excited to start the new term with you all.

Don't forget to try your best and do whatever works for you!

The same as last term, you will find a learning document at the top of our page that has your learning in it for this week (make sure you go and read it now!!!). Miss Hulands and I will give you extra resources each day to help you with some of the lessons. Have a go at today's lessons below:

Maths: 

This week we will be learning about DECIMALS. Each day there will be a video to watch and a worksheet with activities to complete. You can do the activities straight into your Home Learning books – no need to print the worksheet!

Follow the link below to the website:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

Monday:

Lesson 1- Adding decimals within 1

 

Writing:

This week we are starting to learn about a new genre - NEWSPAPER REPORTS!

News reports are found in newspapers and are designed to provide people with information about what is happening in the world. News is new information and is usually about something that has just happened. All news reports follow a certain structure and have the same key features.

Cold Task - Today, have a go writing a newspaper report about ANY topic you choose. What do you already know about newspaper reports? What features do they have? How are they layed out on a page?

 

Reading: 

This week you will be looking at a real newspaper designed especially for young people like you.

Today you will begin to read the latest edition of ‘First News’ - it is FULL of current, interesting, exciting news stories.  You will read news, sports, entertainment, interviews and more.  Remember - you can read a newspaper in ANY order you like. Jump to the stories that interest you first! Try to read as many different sections as you can. Click on the link below to open First News.

 

Art:

Who is Leonardo Da Vinci? 

Leonardo Da Vinci was born in 1452 in Italy. He is famous for his painting of the Mona Lisa, but he also wrote thousands of pages of notes in his journals. However he wasn’t just a great painter. Da Vinci was also a sculptor, an architect, a poet, a composer, a scientist, a mathematician and an inventor. It’s hard to believe that one man could possibly have that many talents. Leonardo Da Vinci was a genius and perhaps one of the most remarkable men that has ever lived.

Watch this clip to find out more about him: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/science-ks2-discovering-the-work-of-Leonardo-da-Vinci/zhn47nb

Look at the learning document to find some art activities to do, now that you have watched the clip.

Enjoy your learning today!

Miss Wakley and Miss Hulands :)

Learning Links

Hi Year 5!

I've put a list of links to some learning websites that I would like you to visit. For a few of them you will need your log-in details. For others, you won't need to log-in at all!

Try and visit one or more of these websites each day for some great learning experiences.

From,

Miss Wakley :)

External Link Icon Mathletics
Use your log-in to complete Maths tasks I've set you
External Link Icon Bug Club
Read books, complete comprehension questions and play spelling games
External Link Icon MyUSO
Access lots of great learning websites
External Link Icon Newsround
Find out the latest world news - made for kids!
External Link Icon Pobble 365
Daily writing challenge - give it a go each day!
External Link Icon BBC Music
Learn about different elements of music

Resources For All Learners

Dear Parents/Carers,

The staff at SMA have been working together to come up with a list of online learning tools, and websites with fun and engaging, educational content. Please take some time to look at the document below. We have included a brief description of each website, as well as the age range we believe it is best suited to. 

Thank you for your continued support, care and love for the school, staff, children and community.

Happy learning! 

SMA Staff. 

File icon: docx Websites For Home [docx 2MB] Click to download

Easter Activities

Happy Easter JK!

We have created an Easter grid full of fun Easter-themed activities for you to do over the next 2 weeks. There are lots of learning tasks to keep you busy - science, cooking, music, history, geography, R.E, art, maths, reading...... the list goes on! Click the word document below to open the Easter grid. There are also Easter maths challenges to click on and try! Don't forget to take photos of anything you create and send it to our school email address: office@stmaryangels.co.uk. We would love to see what you've been up to.  

We hope you have a happy, safe and holy Easter.

Love Miss Hulands and Miss Wakley :) 

File icon: docx UKS2 Easter Grid [docx 715KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Year 6 Easter Maths pdf [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Year 5 Easter Maths [pdf 542KB] Click to download

Have a great Easter break!

Happy Easter!

A very Happy Easter to everyone in class JK. I hope you are enjoying some wonderful family time and the beautiful weather. Some of you will be eating chocolate and spending quality time together. 

Remember why we all celebrate Easter today - it's the day we remember Jesus' sacrifice and give thanks for what he brought to our world.

'Easter is a time to rejoice and be thankful for the gift of love, life and joy. Have a blessed day!'

I hope you have been doing some of the activities Miss Hulands and I put together. We would love to see some of the work you have been doing. I have been doing some baking and I had to be very patient preparing the mixture and baking the hot cross buns, it took nearly 3 hours! But they were delicious and worth it.

Take care and see you soon,

Miss Wakley

Friday 3rd April 2020

HAPPY FRIDAY :)

What a crazy term it has been! I miss you so much JK. I hope you are all keepy fit and healthy, and that you are having fun and being good for your parents at home. I hope you have been doing things you love too! I have been doing lots of indoor work outs, going for nice walks as well as studying hard to keep my brain active. I have really enjoyed talking to my friends (including Miss Hulands everyday!) and singing and listening to music to pass the time. I'm planning to do some baking next week maybe even some painting! I will keep you updated. What have you been up to? I would love to hear from you- let me know what you are doing on MyUSO.

I hope you have had a fantastic week of learning from home! Make sure you have completed as much as you can of your Home Learning activities this week; check the word document at the top of the page to check over all of your tasks. Today Miss Hulands and I have shared 3 interesting websites that we think you may be interested in - scroll down a little and explore them today or this weekend.

This Sunday, 5th April 2020, is an important date in the Christian Easter calendar. Palm Sunday is the first day of Holy Week. Palm Sunday commemorates Jesus Christ's triumphal entry into Jerusalem before his suffering and death on the cross. In many Christian churches it is associated with the blessing and procession of palms from local trees. This tradition corresponds to the palm branches the crowd scattered in front of Jesus as he rode into Jerusalem.

R.E:

Miss Hulands and I would like to share some activities you can do to learn about and remember the events of Palm Sunday. Click this link:  https://www.childrenandyouth.co.uk/children/childrens-session-palm-sunday/ and watch the YouTube clip on Palm Sunday. Then choose one (or more!) acivities to complete. You could: create your own palm branch from paper/cardboard around the house, make a pop-up scene of Jesus entering Jerusalem, or MY PERSONAL FAVOURITE - create your own Palm Sunday story bag. 

Challenge: Write the story of Palm Sunday and glue on to the back of the bag. Share the story and bag with people in your house. Take photos and email/message to your family and friends.

PalmSundayStoryBags-2

Materials needed:

small paper gift bag, ruler, pen or marker, scissors, plastic wrap, glue , coloured pens

Instructions:

1. Measure 1 inch from the base of the bag, and 1 inch from either side. Sketch an arch on the front of the bag.

2. Carefully cut out the arch.

3. Cut plastic wrap to cover the hole. Glue the plastic “window” against the front opening from inside the bag.

4. Design backdrop and scene and display them in the bag.

Your set learning tasks today:

Maths: 

Year 5

Lesson 4: Thousandths as decimals

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/ 

Year 6

Lesson 4: Using scale factors

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

Writing:

Look on Pobble 365 for a daily writing task. Today's task is based on an image called 'Mother of Dragons'. Use the story starter to help you write a creative piece of writing:

Story starter!

When the dragon had hatched, crawling out of its shell onto her bed, Zoya knew that her life would never be the same again.

She had brought the dragon far away from her village; away from the people who would hurt it and take it away from her. As she held it in her hands, feeling its claws affectionately digging into her fingers through her gloves, Zoya knew that exactly what she had to do. What they had to do. Together.

The dragon gazed at her. She could see the flames burning within its eyes. It was totally dependant on her, as a new-born child is to its mother. And yet, strangely, she felt dependant upon the dragon as well; dependant upon what it was and what it would become in time.

They would become inseparable. Their futures were entwined. Their adventures were only just beginning…

http://www.pobble365.com/

Reading:

Your last activity of the week! We are using a visual text this week. Study the image closely and complete the SPAG activity. Also, independently read your own book for at least 20 mins each day. You can choose a book your have at home, an online book on Bug Club or even listen to an audio book on the Audible website.

We will be sharing some Easter activities with you soon. Happy learning!

Miss Wakley :)

Harry Potter at Home

Welcome to the Harry Potter At Home hub where you’ll find all the latest magical treats to keep you occupied - including special contributions from Bloomsbury and Scholastic, nifty magical craft videos (teach your friends how to draw a Niffler!), fun articles, quizzes, puzzles and plenty more for first-time readers, as well as those already familiar with the wizarding world. We’re casting a Banishing Charm on boredom!

https://www.wizardingworld.com/collections/harry-potter-at-home

Arts for Kids Hub

A family YouTube channel, Art For Kids Hub! We love doing art together and hope you follow along with us. Many of our lessons are perfect for any age, all you need is a few supplies!

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

Smiling Mind

Smiling Mind is a non-for-profit web and app-based meditation program developed by psychologists and educators to help bring mindfulness into your life.

https://www.smilingmind.com.au/

Thursday 2nd April 2020

Morning JK, 

Miss Hulands and I thought we'd bring you something of Historical interest this morning, all about the Great Wall of China. 

  • The Great Wall of China is the longest structure ever built by humans. 
  • Its main purpose was protection against attacks and invasions from the north.
  • The Great Wall of China stretches around 6300 kilometres (3915 miles) in length. If you measure the length of all the different sections of wall, the distance is more like 22000 kilometres (13670 miles).
  • Rather than being one long continuous wall, the Great Wall of China is made up of a number of different sections. These sections were built by various dynasties over a long period of time from stone and other materials.

Check out this virtual tour of it: 

https://www.thechinaguide.com/destination/great-wall-of-china 

I hope you are getting used to completing your work at home as independently as you can and that you are enjoying doing some creative projects in the afternoon. Please do let us know what you have been up to. 

Your set learning tasks today:

Year 5

Maths: 

Lesson 4: Understanding thousandths

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/ 

Year 6

Maths: 

Lesson 4: Calculating ratio

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

Year 5/6

Writing:

Look on Pobble 365 for a daily writing task. Today's task is based on an image called 'On the prowl'. Use the story starter to help you write a creative piece of writing:

Story starter!

These two superheroes had had a lifetime of saving lives. Day after day, they had battled the streets fighting crime and protecting innocent people from the clutches of evil

Now, their lives were slightly less busy, as they left saving the world to younger superheroes. However, they still had the energy for one last mission. The phone began to ring...

http://www.pobble365.com/

Reading: 

We are using a visual text this week. Study the image closely and complete Vocabulary Activity 2: Crossword. Use the clues to complete the crossword in your Home Learning book. Also, independently read your own book for at least 20 mins each day. You can choose a book your have at home, an online book on Bug Club or even listen to an audio book on the Audible website.

Have a lovely Thursday!

Miss Wakley :)

Live stream of the Northern Lights!

What are the Northern Lights?

The Northern Lights (called the aurora borealis) and the southern lights (aurora australis) appear when tiny particles stream out from the Sun and hit Earth’s atmosphere. The particles give some of their energy to atoms and molecules of gases in the upper atmosphere. But the atoms and molecules cannot hold the energy. They quickly give it off as another kind of energy—the colours of light that we call the aurora. These lights occur most often around the North Pole and South Pole because the incoming particles have an electric charge. As the particles arrive, Earth’s magnetic field guides them toward the poles.

Live stream of the Northern Lights: https://explore.org/livecams/zen-den/northern-lights-cam

Wednesday 1st April 2020

Hello JK and happy first day of the month!

As well as your set tasks for the week, today Miss Hulands and I have found some fun websites that we think you'll enjoy. They involve learning and we encourage you to have a look at all of them this week. Scroll down to find our 3 recommendations for you.

Your set learning tasks today:

Year 5

Maths: 

Lesson 3: Decimals as fractions 2

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/ 

Year 6

Maths: 

Lesson 3: Introducing the ratio symbol

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

Year 5/6

Writing:

Look on Pobble 365 for a daily writing task. Today's task is based on an image called 'Animal Town'. Use the story starter to help you write a creative piece of writing:

Story starter!

Most visitors are a little shocked (to put it mildly) when they arrive at Animal Town. Despite the fact that the name of the town gives a slight indication to passers-by that the inhabitants of the town are ‘not normal’, it’s as if people don’t believe things until the see them with their own eyes!

Once you get used to being in Animal Town – or so they say – seeing an orangutan behind a desk in a sheriff’s office and upholding the law to an impeccably high standard becomes relatively ‘normal’…

http://www.pobble365.com/

 

Reading: 

We are using a visual text this week. Study the image closely and complete vocabulary activity 1 in your Home Learning book. Also, independently read your own book for at least 20 mins each day. You can choose a book your have at home, an online book on Bug Club or even listen to an audio book on the Audible website.

I hope you enjoy exploring some of the new websites today.

Miss Wakley :)

Cooking with Jamie Oliver

Are you a budding chef? Famous chef Jamie Oliver and his son Buddy have made some excellent cooking videos to encourage kids to cook. Ask a parent or adult in your house to help you with this. P.S Miss Hulands has made Buddy's spaghetti bolognese and it is delicious!

https://www.jamieoliver.com/kitchen-buddies/

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcpoB2VESJme7lSxXEcXyVtFPsMI78lcL

Science is for Everyone!

Online science resources, science experiments and careers advice.  A company that inspire the next generation of medics and scientists by taking real medical and sports science equipment into schools, colleges & events all over the UK.

https://www.medicalmavericks.co.uk/for-students

Chelsea Football Resources

Chelsea Football Club has designed some amazing, fun resources for you to try this week. There are Maths, Literacy, STEM and PSHE activities to check out. Design your own stadium, analyse football scores and tables, research famous players and find out about healthy lifestyles. These are just some of the awesome activities you can try!

Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on one of the days:

https://www.chelseafc.com/en/news/2020/03/24/chelsea-foundation-launches-online-learning-resource-to-keep-chi?cardIndex=0-1

Tuesday 31st March 2020

Good morning JK,

Today I would like to challenge you to log on to MyUSO, if you haven’t done so already (Your login details are stuck in your Home Learning book).  On j2launch you can use lots of resources to record your learning and I can write some feedback to you. You could have a go at j2code or j2blast (to practise your times tables). 

Today we would like you to try:

Topic: 

On MyUSO there are lots of online resources that you have access to. We would like you to continue your History/ Geography learning on the Maya civilisation. You can use this link to find out more about them: http://maya.lgfl.org.uk/.

You can complete one of these activities:

  •  Make a brochure, powerpoint, word document with the rules for the ancient Maya ball game Pok-ta-Pok
  • Create numbers using the symbols used in the Maya number system 
  • Build a Maya temple out of resources you have around the house (boxes, plastic milk bottles, toilet roll, etc)
  • Write a recipe for Maya hot chocolate (and make it with an adult if you're allowed to!)
  • Design a Maya mask (similar to the one we made in class)

Year 5

Maths: .

Lesson 2: Decimals as fractions 1

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/  

Year 6

Maths: . 

Lesson 2: Ratio and fractions

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

Year 5/6

Writing:

Look on Pobble 365 for a daily writing task http://www.pobble365.com/

Today's task is based on a picture titled  'Queen Bee'

Remember in Year 5 and 6 you should be using these grammar and punctuation features:

  • Expanded noun phrases
  • Figurative language (similes, metaphors, onomatopoeia, personification)
  • Fronted adverbials
  • Relative clauses
  • Commas, brackets, colons, semi-colons, dashes, ellipsis, speech marks

Reading: 

We are using a visual text this week. Study the image closely and answer comprehension questions 7-12 in your Home Learning book. Also, independently read your own book for at least 20 mins each day. You can choose a book your have at home, an online book on Bug Club or even listen to an audio book on the Audible website.

Topic/R.E/PSHE/Free Choice:

Check our learning document for the week for some very cool ideas of activities you can try at home!

Don't forget to practise your spellings (scroll down on the home learning page). You can always check back on the document we have uploaded for the whole week if you need clarification of anything.

I would love to see what awesome work you have been completing! I have seen lots of you have been using prodigy. Keep up the magnificent work JK! I am very proud of you. Have any of you been doing some projects or baking? Let us know by sharing a picture with us.

Have fun and take care!

Miss Wakley :)

Reading inspiration 

Hope and peace

Music making

Monday 30th March 2020

Good morning JK and happy Monday!

I am missing you all. I hope you had a lovely weekend and did some activities that you enjoyed. I went for a run, sorted out the garden and am trying to make sure I look after my new cactus plants (see picture). I have started reading a new book, have listened to some music and cooked some yummy meals as I am trying to stay fit and healthy. I will update you each day with new information. I hope you are keeping well! Have a fun and productive Monday. 

Today, I would like you to look at the document at the top of our class page. It is your learning tasks for the week. Please read it carefully and work your way through the activities this week when you can.

Today you could try:

Year 5

Maths: 

We are beginning our Maths topic on DECIMALS.

Lesson 1: Decimals- upto 2 decimal places https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/ 

Make sure you click on 'Week 1' to watch the online video and then complete the activities on the worksheet in your Home Learning book.

Year 6

Maths: 

We are beginning our Maths topic on RATIO. 

Lesson 1: Using ratio language  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ 

Make sure you click on 'Week 1' to watch the online video and then complete the activities on the worksheet in your Home Learning book.

Year 5/6

Writing:

Look on Pobble 365 for a daily writing task http://www.pobble365.com/

Remember in Year 5 and 6 you should be using these grammar and punctuation features:

  • Expanded noun phrases
  • Figurative language (similes, metaphors, onomatopoeia, personification)
  • Fronted adverbials
  • Relative clauses
  • Commas, brackets, colons, semi-colons, dashes, ellipsis, speech marks

Reading: 

We are using a visual text this week. Study the image closely and answer the first 6 comprehension questions in your Home Learning book. Also, independently read your own book for at least 20 mins each day. You can choose a book your have at home, an online book on Bug Club or even listen to an audio book on the Audible website.

Topic/R.E/PSHE/Free Choice: 

Check our learning document for the week for some very cool ideas of activities you can try at home!

Keep working hard and trying your best.

Miss Wakley :)

Welcome to class JK's home learning page

Home Learning week beginning 23rd March 2020 - You can find Maths, Writing, Reading, R.E and Science activities in the document below.

File icon: docx UKS2 Home Learning Spring 2 [docx 17KB] Click to download

Friday 27th March 2020

Good morning JK!

Happy Friday! We have completed our first week of learning from home, so give yourself a pat on the back. 

Look through your Home Learning pack today and check if there is anything you have not completed yet. Have you finished your Maths pages? Have you written and edited your story from another culture? Have you researched forces in Science and completed some of the activities? Have you done your R.E storyboard of the story of Easter?

As an extra activity to try today, you may want to do some blackout poetry. We did blackout poems with the book 'The Lost Words', but incase you have forgotten:

Blackout poems are made using pages from books, newspapers, or magazines. Blackout poets pick out single words or phrases from the existing text, then piece them together to make something new. This kind of poetry embraces randomness, and also gives people a chance to mix poetry and visual art. 

All you need is a page from an old book, newspaper or magazine (ask an adult first). Go to the link below for more inspiration!

https://www.scouts.org.uk/activities/be-a-blackout-poet/

Have a happy and safe weekend

From,

Miss Wakley :)

Thursday 26th March 2020

Happy Thursday JK!

It is another beautiful, sunny day in London. I hope you're enjoying yourselves and doing some learning at the same time.

Today Miss Wakley and I would like to share some Science websites with you:

  • Click on the NASA link below to find out about Expedition 62, a team of 3 people who are on an international space station right now in space! Their names are Andrew Morgan, Oleg Skripochka and Jessica Meir. You can see LIVE Earth views from the station and read about some of the amazing things the astronauts are getting up to while in space.
  • Click on the 'WOW Science' link below to see an amazing range of Science websites. I have chosen the parachute activity page for you to look at. Watch the Youtube clip on parachutes to learn about the forces acting on a parachute and how this helps skydivers land safely on the ground! You can also learn how to make your very own mini parachute! This links to the Science acitvity you have in your Home Learning books this week.

Have fun being scientists today!

Miss Wakley :)

External Link Icon NASA - International Space Station
External Link Icon WOW Science - parachutes

Wednesday 25th March 2020

'Harry Potter: A History of Magic' Exhibition

“Because that's what Hermione does," said Ron, shrugging. "When in doubt, go to the library.”

– Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Hi JK!

I have found something super cool to show you. The British Library has a Harry Potter exhibition open at the moment. BUT, because we are all in isolation and can't go along, they are giving virtual tours on their website.

Click on the link below and be spellbound by a range of rare books and magical objects. Look out for dragon eggs, spell books, magical creatures and even a 'how to study like a wizard'section!

I hope you are well and continuing your learning activities in your Home Learning book each day.

Talk soon

Miss Wakley :)

External Link Icon British Library - Harry Potter Exhibit

Tuesday 24th March 2020

Hi JK!

I hope you're all well and finding ways to keep busy and creative at home. 

Make sure you complete the Maths, Writing and Reading activities each day in your Home Learning books. As of next week, I will upload new activities each day for you to complete. You also have R.E, Science, PSHE and extra projects you can work on.

Remember to also: 

  • Help mum/dad/adults around the house
  • Play board games and card games
  • Paint, collage, draw, CREATE something new
  • Play with lego, do word searches/puzzles, pull out any fun toys/activities you haven't used in awhile
  • Cook or bake (ask an adult first)
  • Make up a dance
  • READ, READ, READ - VERY COOL LINK BELOW!

Here is a link below to lots of FREE audio books on Amazon. You just need to click the book you like and you can listen instantly on your computer, tablet or phone. Listen to one while you draw, while you cook or before you go to bed. If you like, you can do some of the Reading activities in your Home Learning pack after your listen to a section of a book.

Happy Reading!

From,

Miss Wakley :)

External Link Icon Audible
Listen to free audio books here!

Penguin Cam at Edinburgh Zoo

Monday 23rd March

Happy Monday JK! 

Click on the link below to watch LIVE footage of penguins at Edinburgh Zoo. You can also watch the pandas, tigers and koalas. I've been spending my morning watching the penguins get up to some mischief!

From,

Miss Wakley :)

https://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/webcams/penguin-cam/#penguincam

Have a go at the 30 day lego challenge!

Want to write a story, but stuck for ideas? Look no further...

Stay fit and healthy

File icon: pdf Home Learning Stay Active (1) [pdf 183KB] Click to download