Sycamore 5

 
Welcome to Sycamore 5!
 
 
2019 - 2020
 
Mrs Webb - Class Teacher
Mrs Stubbs - Teaching Assistant
 

Live Lessons on Learning By Questions:

Wednesday:

Maths: 1.30-2.30pm

Reading: 3pm-4pm.

Thursday:

Maths: 9am-10am

English/VGPS: 10.30-11.30am.

 

-Get ready and download the 'LBQ Tasks' app on Apple or Android. Please note: this will not work on phones, OR you will be able to access the task on a web browser on https://www.lbq.org/task

-A 3 digit code will be posted on this page on Wednesday and Thursday for each activity one hour before the activity is due to start.

See Wednesday and Thursday's instructions below for further details.

 

 Also, Warwickshire Music have put together a weekly video filled with brilliant music activities to practise at home. Work on your rhythm and singing skills and have fun! Find the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlP0KjGCrgQ

 

Hello year 5!

We hope that you have had super half term at home and that you have managed to take the time to enjoy yourselves. As some children begin to return to Birchwood, we will still be setting weekly home learning to keep you active and entertained. Keep checking the school website regularly for updates and messages, and be sure to read the feedback that we have left for you on purple mash and writing legends. 

Moving forwards, there will more emphasis on using learning by questions to deliver live lessons, so do your best to make sure that you are logged in and ready to learn at the times detailed below. We hope to see you there!

Once again, stay safe, stay active, and we'll see you soon!

Mrs Webb and Mrs Stubbs.

 

Make sure that you are checking your writing legends and purple mash accounts for feedback from your teacher, as this will help you to make improvements moving forward!

As before, if you have any problems accessing the resources, please contact us via the school office.

Also, to support your child with PE activities and staying fit and healthy during lockdown, Birchwood has teamed up with Topya - an app with plenty of fitness and sports activities that you can complete at home.

 

To access Topya:

  1. Download the TopYa! Active app from the App Store or Google Play
  2. Create your Parent account
  3. When prompted to enter an Invite Code enter 23880 and then choose Primary School League 
  4. Then create your child's account.
  5. Let them work on the activities on their own device or film and upload videos from your device on their behalf.

 

Week 8 Home Learning

Monday 1st June

Reading: Purple Mash, 2Dos section: Read Chapter 1 of 'Brain Academy', then answer the multiple choice questions on this chapter. 

 

English: Click on the link below for the Oak national academy.  Please choose week 5 18th May.  Lesson 2 English- ‘SPAG focus-cohesive devices’ (Thursday)

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-5#schedule__week-5__week-5-day-Thursday

Off screen alternative: 

Use a book or newspaper to find examples of the following types of words:

Adverbials give details about the verb (action) describing when, where, how, how often (twice, daily, often).

Pronouns are words used in place of nouns (naming words), e.g. personal: his, she, it, they, I, relative: who, which, that.

A conjunction is a part of speech that functions as a connector between two sentences, clauses, phrases, or words, e.g. and, but, because, after, if, so

Practise these spelling by using look, cover, write and check as well as using them in a sentence: Forcibly, legibly, possibly, horribly, terribly, visibly, incredibly, sensibly.     

 

Maths: Revise your written method for addition.  .  Create 11 cards, using scrap pieces of paper, and write on the digits 0-9 and a decimal point.  Then turn them over and choose 5 of them.  Create a number e.g. 38,602, speak the number aloud and write it down in words- thirty-eight thousand- six-hundred and two.

Next pull out another 5 cards to make a 2nd number e.g. 14.79, say the number aloud and then write it down- fourteen and seventy-nine –hundredths OR fourteen-seven tenths and nine hundredths.

Now add them together. Remember to line up the place value columns and mark on any exchanges.  Speak and write down your total in words.  Repeat this 4 more times.

 

Computing- E-safety: Purple Mash – should Tony meet up with the gamer he has met online? Write an explanation of why he should or should not do this. Think about the rules and guidance that you have learned in school when completing this.

 

Tuesday 2nd June

Reading: reading for pleasure- free choice of book to read alone or with someone.

https://help.libbyapp.com/6144.htm App to access free e-books from libraries.

 

English: Diary entry linked to chapter 1 of Brain Academy (Set as 2do located next to chapter and quiz): How did Nick feel after his first day at his new school?  Make a list of emotions linked to the different activities he took part in and people he met.  What thoughts might he be having?  What might he be planning to do?  Use these to write a diary entry as Nick on Purple Mash in the 2Do labelled, ‘Nick’s Diary’.

Off screen alternative: imagine what it would be like to start a new school.  Think of activities and people you would come into contact with and link your emotions, and thoughts to these.  Use these ideas to create a diary entry.     

 

Maths: Revise your written method for subtraction.  Use your 11 cards from yesterday.  Turn them over and choose 5 of them.  Create a number e.g. 38,602, speak the number aloud and write it down in words- thirty-eight thousand- six-hundred and two.

Next, pull out another 5 cards to make a 2nd number e.g. 14.79, say the number aloud and then write it down- fourteen and seventy-nine –hundredths OR fourteen-seven tenths and nine hundredths.

Now subtract the smallest from the largest. Remember to line up the place value columns, add in place holders that are missing and mark on any exchanges.  Speak and write down your answers in words.  Repeat this 4 more times.

 

Science:  Research how plants create their own food and grow using the information on this website.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zy66fg8/articles/z98jpbk

 Then write a short explanation of plant growth using the ‘how plants make food’ 2do on purple mash. Be sure to use the correct scientific vocabulary when completing this activity.

 

Wednesday 3rd June

Reading: Learning by questions activity 3-4pm. Code:__________

See instructions above to access this activity.

Blue and purple groups to access the Beatrice Potter activity.

Green, Yellow and Red groups to access the David Attenborough activity.

Access the ancient Egyptian inventions activity if you need a challenge after completing your activity.

 

English: Watch the BBC Bitesize videos and complete the activities to identify good features of a debate.  You may wish to make notes of useful phrases to help you with Friday’s debating task.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zxvv4wx/articles/ztx8pbk

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zxvv4wx/resources/1

 

Maths: LBQ activity 1:30-2:30pm. Code:__________

See instructions above to access this activity.

Complete both ‘Add and Subtract Numbers with More Than 4 Digits (Column Method)’ and ‘Subtract numbers with up to 2 decimal places’.

 

Music: Listen to three pieces of music that you haven’t heard before:

  •              One song that is over 20 years old.
  •              One song that is sung in a different language.
  •              A song that is a favourite of an adult at home.

With someone at home, discuss differences between these songs and the music you listen to normally. How are they different? Did you enjoy them? Why? Why not?

 

Thursday 4th June

Reading: Purple Mash, 2Dos section: Read Chapter 2 of 'Brain academy', then answer the multiple choice questions on this chapter. 

 

English /VGPS: LBQ activity 10:30-11:30am      Code:__________

Complete both:

Short Practice: Revision of Year 1/2/3/4 Grammar and Terminology

Using Semi-Colons, Colons and Dashes between Main Clauses

 

Maths: LBQ activity 9-10am    Code:__________

Blue & Purple- practise subtracting decimals mentally using partitioning (Y4)

Green, Yellow, Red- Subtract within 20 with problem solving (Y5/6)

 

French: Purple Mash - Learn how to say the weather (le temps) in French. Practise your vocabulary and the complete the pairs and quiz activities.

 

Friday 5th June

Reading: Reading for pleasure- free choice of book to read alone or with someone.

 

English: Debate linked to chapter 2 of Brain Academy (Set as 2do located next to chapter and quiz): Talk to people in your household and research ideas using the internet about whether testing in schools is useful and necessary.  Decide whether you will argue for or against and then put forward your reasons using examples, explanations and statistics as proof on Purple Mash in the 2Do labelled, ‘Tests and exams debate’.

Off screen alternative: Talk to people in your household and research ideas using the internet about whether testing in schools is useful and necessary.  Decide whether you will argue for or against and then put forward your reasons using examples, explanations and statistics as proof in either a written or oral presentation.     

 

Maths: Create 5 of your own real life problems that involve 2 steps of addition and / or subtraction.  Think about every day events for inspiration.

EG: My mum bought a 1kg bag of flour from the supermarket and got a 200g bag free.  When she got home she used 0.5kg to make a loaf of bread.  How much flour has she got left?

Create 5 of these problems and present them to someone else in your house to solve.  Remember to have the answers worked out so you can check how they are doing.

 

Geography: What is the difference between Great Britain and the United Kingdom? Watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJ1mg6vikvs

 Then write a postcard that explain the difference to somebody who hasn’t been to the UK before. This will be set as a 2do on purple mash.

 

 

Week 7 Home Learning:

Monday 18.5.20

Reading: Purple Mash, 2Dos section: Read Chapter 5 of 'Seven hours to save the world', then answer the multiple choice questions on this chapter.

English: Click on the link below for the Oak national academy.  Please choose week 4 11th May.

Lesson 3 English- ‘Diary Entry’ Reading comprehension- inference (Monday)

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

Off screen alternative: First match up the synonyms (words with similar meanings) and then sort the words / phrases into formal (posh) and informal (chatty).

Let you know,     now,      gross,     insist,    inform you,    want,    immediately,  unappealing,   was lucky enough,     grub,   awful,       food,   rubbish,     had the misfortune,     establishment,    snooty,    yours faithfully,   from,   chewy as rubber,    pretentious,   joint,     impossibly tough,

Maths: Click on the link below for the Oak national academy.  Please choose Year 4, week 3 4th May.  Lesson 1 Maths- ‘Choosing appropriate measures’ (Monday)

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-4/#schedule

Challenge: See Year 5 wk 4 11th May on the Oak academy website (Monday)

Off screen alternative:

Investigate what measuring equipment you can find around the house for weight, length and capacity.  Estimate the length, weight or capacity of different items and them measure them using the correct equipment to find out how close you were.

History: Choose an aspect of ancient Greece to research (religion, society, warfare, diet, etc.). Look on Purple Mash under the topics tab and Ancient Greeks page for ideas. Many of these APPS contain information (look under the blue information button when you open the APP).

-Carry out research using online, written, video and visual resources.

- Make notes of key facts, dates, meaning of new topic vocabulary, statistics or examples

 

Tuesday 19.5.20

Reading: Reading for pleasure- free choice of book to read alone or with someone.

https://help.libbyapp.com/6144.htm App to access free e-books from libraries.

English: Click on the link below for the Oak national academy.  Please choose week 4 11th May.  Lesson 3 English- ‘Diary Entry’ – identifying features of a text (Wednesday)

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

Off screen alternative: Imagine a scenario or use a real event, to plan ideas for a diary entry.  There should be 1 main event, e.g. visit to a restaurant for a special occasion that went wrong, unexpected visit from your super fun auntie etc.

  In chronological order, write down the small interesting events that make up the whole experience, add descriptive vocabulary to help you accurately record the event, add in your personal questions, worries, concerns, desires, hopes, feelings you had at different points.

Maths: Click on the link below for the Oak national academy.  Please choose Year 4, week 3 4th May.  Lesson 1 Maths- ‘Converting between mm and cm’ (Tuesday)

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-4/#schedule

Challenge: See Year 5 wk 4 11th May on the Oak academy website (Tuesday)

Off screen alternative:

(10mm = 1cm,    1mm = 0.1cm)

7cm = ? mm        23cm = ? mm       340cm = ?mm

2.6cm = ?mm   8.0cm = ?mm   14.5cm = ?mm

30mm = ?cm    90mm= ?cm    9mm= ?cm    

372mm = ?cm    1000mm = ?cm    6322mm = ?cm 

History:  

-Open up the purple mash template you are going to use to present your research (see Monday’s notes)

-Collate information into a piece of independent writing using relevant historical facts and vocabulary to create an information page an aspect of the Ancient Greeks.

-Save your work in your class folder (Sycamore / Teak) in the Ancient Greeks section.

 

Wednesday 20.5.20

Reading: Purple Mash, 2Dos section: Read Chapter 6 of 'Seven hours to save the world', then answer the multiple choice questions on this chapter.

English: LIVE' English lesson at 11am! 

Go to https://www.lbq.org/task or download the 'LBQ Tasks' app on Apple or Android. Please note, this will not work on phones. 

Enter the 3 digit code which will be here___yzv___ from 10am today.

Enter your name, and begin answering the questions. Your teacher will be watching LIVE, and may pause the task and give some feedback on the tricky questions! 

Maths: Click on the link below for the Oak national academy.  Please choose Year 4, week 3 4th May.  Lesson 2 Maths- ‘Converting between cm and m’ (Wednesday)

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-4/#schedule

Challenge: See Year 5 wk 4 11th May on the Oak academy website (Wednesday)

Off screen alternative:

(100cm = 1m,    10cm = 0.1m,  1cm = 0.01m)

3m = ?cm     8m = ?cm    7.5m = ?cm   7.51m = ?cm    4.03m = ?cm     34.65m = ?cm

200cm = ?m       700cm = ?m       1200cm = ?cm    350cm = ?m      508cm = ?cm    60cm = ?m       2cm = ?m

STEM World ChallengeA series of daily mini practical challenges in Science, technology, Engineering and Mathematics running every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday during May, June and July

1. Materials - 25 minute TV and online film for each challenge with supporting collection of mini challenge learning resources

2. go to- www.worldchallenge.club to access the free videos or download supporting Pdf guidance.

3. You can register (using an email address) as a family, linked to Birchwood school so that you can upload your scores and compare how you have done to your class mates.  You don’t need to register to access the materials.

4. Scores must be submitted by the following Tuesday before each competition closes.

 

Thursday 21.5.20

Reading: Reading for pleasure- free choice of book to read alone or with someone.

English: Click on the link below for the Oak national academy.  Please choose week 4 11th May.  Lesson 3 English- ‘Diary Entry’-formality (Thursday)

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

Off screen alternative:

Draft your diary entry.  Remember that it its purpose is to record the interesting events that impacted you personally, either in a negative or positive way.  You need to choose your vocabulary carefully to get across how you felt at each point in the event. Ishould be written in chronological order, in first person and using informal vocabulary.

Maths: Click on the link below for the Oak national academy.  Please choose Year 4, week 3 4th May.  Lesson 3 Maths- ‘Capacity and mass’ (Thursday)

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-4/#schedule

Challenge: See Year 5 wk 4 11th May on the Oak academy website (Thursday)

Off screen alternative:

1000g = 1kg     1000ml = 1L

 

4000g = ?kg   400g = ?kg   40g = ?kg  4g = ?kg

8732g = ?kg     250g = ?kg   15g = ?kg

 3L = ?ml    8L = ?ml    0.5L = ?ml    0.75L = ?ml    0.075L = ?ml    0.001L = ? ml

Computing:  

Purple Mash 2Dos section: 'Random words and wizards' coding activity. Tip: Watch the hints video for support

 

Friday 22.5.20

Reading: Purple Mash, 2Dos section: Read Chapter 7 of 'Seven hours to save the world', then answer the multiple choice questions on this chapter.

English: Click on the link below for the Oak national academy.  Please choose week 4 11th May.  Lesson 2 English- Write a diary entry (Friday)

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

Off screen alternative: Edit your diary entry.  Check for sense, spelling errors, punctuation errors.  Then see if there is anything you would improve by removing sentences that don’t impact the reader or are repeated information, reordering the words in a sentence for greater effect, improving vocabulary choices.  Score 1 point for each successful improvement.

Maths: Click on the link below for the Oak national academy.  Please choose Year 4, week 3 4th May. Lesson 2 Maths- ‘Solving measure problems’ (Friday)

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-4/#schedule

Challenge: See Year 5 wk 4 11th May on the Oak academy website (Friday)

Off screen alternative:

If you 2.5m of ribbon and you cut off 130cm to wrap a present and 85mm to make a bow.  How much ribbon do you have left?

If I poured a bottle containing 0.25L of water and a can containing 330ml into a bucket that holds 2L, how much more water do I need to add to fill it up?

Science: LIVE' Science lesson at 1pm!

Go to https://www.lbq.org/task or download the 'LBQ Tasks' app on Apple or Android. Please note, this will not work on phones. 

Enter the 3 digit code which will be here____zuv___ from 12pm today.

Enter your name, and begin answering the questions. Your teacher will be watching LIVE, and may pause the task and give some feedback on the tricky questions!

 

Week 6 Home Learning

Monday 11th May

Reading:

Purple Mash, 2Dos section: Read Chapter 2 of 'Seven hours to save the world', then answer the multiple choice questions on this chapter.

 

English:

Click on the link below for the Oak national academy.  Please choose week 1 20th April.  Lesson 3 English- ‘Setting description: ‘Writing’ (Friday)

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

Off screen alternative: 

Write up your setting description.  Remember to think about the type of mood you are trying to create.  Include different senses (sounds, smells, touch, sights, taste).  Use a variety of sentence openers to avoid it sounding like a list.  Start with the big picture: weather, sky, ground and large items before moving on to the smaller details and zooming it.  Once finished, read through checking punctuation, spelling and sense.

 

Maths:

Square and prime numbers.

Watch the BBC videos then play the quizzes and complete the questions. Don’t worry about printing the Pdf, just write your answers down on a piece of paper.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zvv6t39

Off screen alternative:

Prime numbers are special numbers that can only be divided by themselves and 1.  19 is a prime number. It can only be divided by 1 and 19.  9 is not a prime number. It can be divided by 3 as well as 1 and 9. The prime numbers below 20 are:

2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19

Don't forget, the number 1 is not thought of as a prime number.

A Square number  is a number multiplied by itself. This can also be called 'a number squared'. The symbol for squared is ².

2² = 2 x 2 = 4

3² = 3 x 3 = 9

4² = 4 x 4 = 16

5² = 5 x 5 = 25

The square numbers up to 100 are:

1, 4, 9, 16, 25, 36, 49, 64, 81, 100

 

1.7²      8²     9²   10²    11²   12²

2.Investigate the number of factors for each of the square numbers in practice activity 1. Complete this sentence:

Square numbers always have an ________number of factors.

 

RE:   

Use the link below to access the learning adventure.

www.nowpressplay.co.uk/learn-at-home/

Password: nowpressplay

You are an alien agent from out of space, on a mission to find out about the Five Pillars of Islam. When your spaceship crashes you meet Manny, a ninety-year old Muslim man. Together you travel to Mecca and he teaches you about Islam

 

Tuesday 12th May

Reading:

Reading for pleasure- free choice of book to read alone or with someone.

https://help.libbyapp.com/6144.htm App to access free e-books from libraries.

 

English:

Free verse poetry: Choose a theme, e.g. a person, an animal, a place, an emotion.  Now write down a mixture of nouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs to describe the sights, sounds, scents and feel/touch of your chosen theme.

Use a thesaurus or the online version https://www.wordhippo.com/ to make sure you have a range of ambitious ideas. Skoolbo daily activities:  fractions

 

Maths:

Purple Mash 2Dos section: Fractonio’s Pizzeria (games)

 

French:

Learn how to speak about your family members.  Work your way through the tutorial activities which will teach and test you on the new vocabulary before playing the 6 associated games. https://www.french-games.net/frenchlessons?topic=Family%20-%20members&level=primary 

ma famille – my family   les parents – parents    le père – father   la mère – mother  la sœur – sister   le frère – brother   l’oncle – uncle   la tante – aunt   le cousin / la cousine – cousin (male) / cousin (female)   le grand-père – grandfather   la grand-mère – grandmother   les grands-parents – grandparents

 

Wednesday 13th May

Reading:

Purple Mash, 2Dos section: Read Chapter 3 of 'Seven hours to save the world', then answer the multiple choice questions on this chapter.

English:

LIVE' English lesson at 10am! 

Go to https://www.lbq.org/task or download the 'LBQ Tasks' app on Apple or Android. Please note, this will not work on phones. 

Enter the 3 digit code which will be here _UCQ__ from 9am today. 

Enter your name, and begin answering the questions. Your teacher will be watching LIVE, and may pause the task and give some feedback on the tricky questions! 

See you there!

 

Maths:

Complete page 9 of your maths activity booklet, ‘Spring flags’.  Children will need to find the fraction of the flag to colour in.

E.g. The first flag has 50 squares. To find 4/10 of 50 squares we divide by 10 (50 ÷ 10 = 5) and then multiply by 4 (5 x 4 = 20).  4/10 of 50 is 20.

 

Geography:

Can you name and locate the world’s oceans, continents and the countries that make up the UK? Click on the world geography and European geography to test your knowledge.  Keep practising until you get full marks.  Feel free to play on the other games once you have finished.

https://world-geography-games.com

 

Thursday 14th May

Reading:

Reading for pleasure- free choice of book to read alone or with someone.

 

English:

Free verse poetry: Think of a selection of figurative language to include in your poem: simile, metaphor, personification.  Watch the video link below if you need a reminder:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NegoYIuXoEA

 

Maths:

Complete page 10 of your maths activity booklet, ‘Converting equivalent fractions game’.  The video below will help explain this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcHHhd6HizI

 

RE:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zsjpyrd/articles/zkjpkmn

Watch the videos, read the notes and play the quiz to remind yourself about Sikhism.  Now create your own 5 symbols to represent what qualities or beliefs are important to you. 

 

Friday 15th May

Reading:

Purple Mash, 2Dos section: Read Chapter 4 of 'Seven hours to save the world', then answer the multiple choice questions on this chapter.

 

English:

Free verse poetry: Draft your poem on Purple Mash English-2publish-Page border.  You may need to adjust the size of the text so it fits on one page. Remember to start a new line for each new idea. Can it be organised into verses?  How will you order it? (with the emotion getting stronger, starting with the impression and big detail and then zooming in to smaller and smaller details?).

Remember to check for spelling and punctuation errors once finished.

 

Maths:

Click on the link below for the Oak national academy.  Please choose week 2 (27th April).  Lesson 3 Maths- ‘Identify and describe reflections’ (Monday)

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

 

Music:

Watch the video clip below to find out how to change rubbish into musical instruments.  Create your own instruments and use them to play out a rhythm.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zfjn34j

   

 

Week 5 Home Learning:

Monday 4.5.20

Reading:

Reading for pleasure- free choice of book to read alone or with someone at home.

English: Click on the link below for the Oak national academy.  Please choose week 1 20th April.  Lesson 3 English- ‘Setting description: Reading comprehension’ (Monday)

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

Off screen alternative: find setting description details within your own books and create questions about them for someone in your household to answer.

Maths:

Fraction and decimal revision:

Decimals can be written as fractions.  E.g. 0.8 = 0.80, so it can be written as 8/10 or 80/100.   0.08 = 8/100, 0.24 = 24/100

Write out the equivalent fractions for the decimals below.

  • 0.77
  • 0.62
  • 0.92
  • 0.16
  • 0.11
  • 0.8
  • 0.06

Challenge:  Can you find the simplest form of the fractions, e.g. 24/100.  Both the numerator and denominator can be divided by 4 so 6/25 is an equivalent fraction and can’t be divided down lower.

Computing:

E-safety

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/watch/

Watch the videos and play the game linked to online safety.

 

Tuesday 5.5.20

Reading:

Reading for pleasure- free choice of book to read alone or with someone.

English:

Click on the link below for the Oak national academy.  Please choose week 1 20th April.  Lesson 3 English- ‘Setting description: Reading comprehension’ (Tuesday)

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

 

Off screen alternative:  

Choose a setting (spooky forest, waterfall and pool, beach, riverside, etc).  Create a word bank of adjectives, similes & personification for the sights, sounds, touch/feel and smells found in your chosen location.

Maths:

Percentages

Read through the introduction to percentages power point located above this week’s home learning timetable.  Then have a go at the activities from the pdf document labelled percentages.  There are 3 different levels but check you can do the 1 star level accurately before moving on.  Don’t worry about printing the sheets, simply make a note of your answers on a piece of paper before checking the answers which can be found at the end of the document.

Science:

Our solar system

Watch the BBC videos then play the quizzes and complete the questions. Don’t worry about printing the Pdf, just write your answers down on a piece of paper. Then check by watching the videos and listening out for the answers.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhk2mfr

 

Wednesday 6.5.20

Reading:

Purple Mash, 2Dos section: Read Chapter 6 of 'Ollie and the great stink', then answer the multiple choice questions on this chapter.

English:

Click on the link below for the Oak national academy.  Please choose week 1 20th April.  Lesson 3 English- ‘Setting description: Identifying features’ (Wednesday)

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

Off screen alternative: place your word bank ideas into sentences.  Remember to use ISPACE openers to help vary them. (Ing words, Simile, Preposition, Adjective, Conjunction, Ed words)

Maths:

LIVE' maths lesson at 10am! 

Go to https://www.lbq.org/task or download the 'LBQ Tasks' app on Apple or Android. Please note, this will not work on phones. 

Enter the 3 digit code which will be here ___________ from 9am today. 

Enter your name, and begin answering the questions. Your teacher will be watching LIVE, and may pause the task and give some feedback on the tricky questions! 

See you there!

Music

Clap out the beats, learn the songs and create your own word rhythm with the link below

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zqdtfg8

 

Thursday 7.5.20

Reading: 

Purple Mash, 2Dos section: Read Chapter 1 of 'Seven hours to save the world', then answer the multiple choice questions on this chapter.

English:

Click on the link below for the Oak national academy.  Please choose week 1 20th April.  Lesson 3 English- ‘Setting description: Parenthesis’ (Thursday)

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

 

Off screen alternative:

Parenthesis is a word, phrase, or clause inserted into a sentence to add extra, subordinate or clarifying information. When a parenthesis is removed, the sentence still makes sense on its own. Brackets, Commas and dashes can be used to show parenthesis. E. g. George Washington (the first American president) was born in 1792. George Washington, the first American president, was born in 1792. George Washington -the first American president- was born in 1792.  

Now have a go at using parenthesis with some of your setting ideas.

Maths:

Multiples and factors

Watch the BBC videos then play the quizzes and complete the questions.  Don’t worry about printing the Pdf, just write your answers down on a piece of paper.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zfchpg8

Off screen alternative:

Multiples are really just extended times tables.

The multiples of 2 are all the numbers in the 2 times table, such as 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and so on.

Multiples of 2 always end with a 2, 4, 6, 8 or 0. You can tell 2286, for example, is a multiple of 2 because it ends with a 6.

The multiples of 5 are all the numbers in the 5 times table, such as 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and so on.

Multiples of 5 always end with a 5 or a 0. You can tell 465, for example, is a multiple of 5 because it ends with a 5.

Factors are numbers that divide exactly into another number.  For example, the factors of 8 are: 1, 2, 4, 8

Factors can be shown in pairs. Each pair multiplies to make 8.  The factor pairs of 8 can be shown: 1 x 8 = 8    2 x 4 = 8

  1.  List the multiples of 2 between 61 and 79.
  2.  Which multiple of 2 between 61 and 79 is also a multiple of 5?
  3.  List the multiples of 3 between 44 and 76.
  4.   Which of these numbers are factors f 16?   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
  5.  Does the number 16 have 6 different factors?  Prove it.

French

Watch the video on French greetings and practise speaking each of them.  Then watch the video again and make notes so that you can create a poster to help teach other people how to speak French.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1--ks2-mfl-french-greetings-with-ben-shires/zdpdvk7

 

Friday 8.5.20

Friday 8.5.20

BANK HOLIDAY - VE 75th Anniversary.

 

Week 4 Home Learning

Monday 27.4.20

Reading: Purple Mash, 2Dos section: Read Chapter 3 of 'Ollie and the great stink', then answer the multiple choice questions on this chapter.  Tip: open a 2nd webpage to open up the story as a Pdf so you can refer back to it when answering the questions.

English and VGPS: Watch this BBC bitesize clip to learn about possessive apostrophes.  Then scroll down the page to have a go at typing your own sentences and answering the apostrophe quiz.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvwwxnb/articles/zx9ydxs

Maths: Times table rock stars practice.

Click on the link below for the Oak national academy.  Please choose week 1 - 20th April.  Lesson 1 maths- ‘An introduction to translation’ (Monday)

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

Pause the video to allow time for you to complete the independent activity.

Tip: answers are only marked correct if co-ordinates are written inside brackets and a space is left after the comma)

Computing: Purple Mash 2Dos section: 'Magician' coding activity. Tip: Watch the hints video for support

 

Tuesday 28.4.20

Reading: Reading for pleasure- free choice of book to read alone or with someone.

English: Writing legend: complete the short write activity ‘Uh Oh’ dated 12th-26th April. Click on the page and audio icon below the task icon to hear ideas and see examples that are written at a year 5 standard.

Maths: Skoolbo daily activities:   divide by 3 & 6 

Click on the link below for the Oak national academy.  Please choose week 1 - 20th April.  Lesson 1 maths- ‘Describing translations’ (Tuesday)

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

Pause the video to allow time for you to complete the independent activity.

Tip: answers are only marked correct if co-ordinates are written inside brackets and a space is left after the comma)

Science: research the movement of the moon around the earth and the different moon phases by watching and making notes from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQ5vty8f9Xc

 

Wednesday 29.4.20

Reading: Purple Mash, 2Dos section: Read Chapter 4 of 'Ollie and the great stink', then answer the multiple choice questions on this chapter.  Tip: open a 2nd webpage to open up the story as a Pdf so you can refer back to it when answering the questions.

English and VGPS: Watch this BBC bitesize clip to learn about punctuating sentences with semi-colons and dashes.  Then scroll down the page to have a go at typing your own sentences and answering the quiz.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvwwxnb/articles/zshfdxs

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvwwxnb/articles/zg8gbk7

Maths: Skoolbo daily activities:  divide by 4 & 8

Click on the link below for the Oak national academy.  Please choose week 1 20th April.  Lesson 1 maths- ‘Describing position and co-ordinates’ (Wednesday)

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

Pause the video to allow time for you to complete the independent activity.

Tip: answers are only marked correct if co-ordinates are written inside brackets and a space is left after the comma)

Science: Purple Mash 2Dos section: 'Movement of the moon' reporting activity. Use your notes from yesterday’s research to help you.

 

Thursday 30.4.20

Reading: Reading for pleasure- free choice of book to read alone or with someone.

English: Writing legends: complete the long write activity ‘twisted tale’ dated 12th-26th April. Click on the page and audio icon below the task icon to hear ideas and see examples that are written at a year 5 standard.

Maths: Skoolbo daily activities:  multiply and divide by 12

Click on the link below for the Oak national academy.  Please choose week 1 20th April.  Lesson 1 maths- ‘Describe position after translation’ (Thursday)

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

Pause the video to allow time for you to complete the independent activity.

Tip: answers are only marked correct if co-ordinates are written inside brackets and a space is left after the comma)

Art:  Use the website below to learn how to draw a cartoon self-portrait (video 9).

http://www.robbiddulph.com/draw-with-rob

 

Friday 1.5.20

Reading: Purple Mash, 2Dos section: Read Chapter 5 of 'Ollie and the great stink', then answer the multiple choice questions on this chapter.  Tip: open a 2nd webpage to open up the story as a Pdf so you can refer back to it when answering the questions.

English: Writing legends: complete the Long write activity ‘twisted tale’ dated 12th-26th April. Click on the page and audio icon below the task icon to hear ideas and see examples that are written at a year 5 standard.

Maths: Times table rockstars practice

Click on the link below for the Oak national academy.  Please choose week 1 20th April.  Lesson 1 maths- ‘Describe position after translation’ (Friday)

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

Pause the video to allow time for you to complete the independent activity.

Tip: answers are only marked correct if co-ordinates are written inside brackets and a space is left after the comma)

Art: Click on the link below for the Oak national academy.  Please choose week 1 20th April.  Lesson 2 foundation- ‘Texture treasure hunt’ (Friday)

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

 

We also know that not everyone has reliable access to the internet at home, so if you cannot access these , here are 5 ‘unplugged’ learning activities that you can try. 

History: try to find the oldest thing in your home. Think about how you know that it is old. How old do you think it is? Do your family know when and where it comes from? How does it compare to newer items in your home? Take a picture of the item and write down some of your ideas.

 Science: look in your garden or outside for different types of plants, animals or minibeasts and create a food web for this environment. For example, what might snails eat, and what might eat the snails?

 English: write a description of your favourite place at home. It could be your room, a quiet space outside, your sofa, or any place that you enjoy spending time. Try to include lots of figurative language and do your best to vary your sentence openers with plenty of adjectives and adverbs! You can always take a picture of your writing and send it to the school email address.

 Maths: using a tape measure or ruler, can you estimate and then calculate the area and perimeter of your bedroom? Keep your answer to the nearest meter / meter squared. Remember, to find the perimeter, simply add up the different lengths of the walls of your bedroom. To find the area, you need to multiply the length by the width. If you are stuck, ask an adult to help you!

 Geography: hide something at home and create an accurate map that shows where it is and how to find it. You can measure the room, or simply draw a ‘top down view’ to show the location. Bonus points if you can create a grid and plot the hiding place as co-ordinates!

Week 3 Home Learning

Monday 20th April 19

Reading: Purple Mash, 2Dos section: Read Chapter 7 of 'A Horde of Ravens', then answer the multiple choice questions on this chapter.  Tip: open a 2nd webpage to open up the story as a Pdf so you can refer back to it when answering the questions.

English: Make initial notes of ideas for an alien invasion news report. Consider: who, what, where, when, how, useful vocabulary

Maths: Times table rockstars practice.

Purple Mash 2Dos section: monster multiplication (games)

Computing:  Purple Mash 2Dos section: 'Newton and the apple' coding activity. Tip: Watch the hints video for support

 

Tuesday 21st April

Reading: Reading for pleasure- free choice of book to read alone or with someone.

English: Purple Mash 2Dos: 2connect activity (choose recount template) Create a timeline of events that will help to structure the main body of your newspaper report. This is the detail that explains what happened and how. Tip: add useful time language to later use as sentence openers.

Maths: Times table rockstars practice.

Skoolbo daily activities: Prime numbers. Remember Prime numbers are special numbers that can only be divided by themselves and 1

Science: Purple Mash 2Dos section: 'Planets database’. Read and make notes about the planets in our solar system.

 

Wednesday 22nd April

Reading: Purple Mash, 2Dos section: Read Chapter 1 of 'Ollie and the great stink', then answer the multiple choice questions on this chapter. Tip: open a 2nd web page to open up the story as a Pdf so you can refer back to it when answering the questions.

English: Purple Mash 2Dos section: 'Alien Invasion' science space activity. Using your plan and timeline, draft your orientation (introduction) and main body of your newspaper report.  Remember this should be full of details and facts.

Maths: Times table rockstars practise. Complete page 5-7 of your maths activity booklet, ‘Number cross’.

Science: Purple Mash 2Dos section: 'Planets quiz’. Use the notes you made yesterday to try and answer the planets quiz.

 

Thursday 23rd April

Reading: Reading for pleasure- free choice of book to read alone or with someone. Continue with Science:

English: Purple Mash 2Dos section: 'Alien Invasion' science space activity. Include a paragraph of reported and direct witness quotes before finishing with a reorientation (what next?)

Maths: Skoolbo daily activities: multiply by 12, arithmetic 1 & 2

Art:  Use the website below to learn how to draw an alien (video 5).

http://www.robbiddulph.com/draw-with-rob

 

Friday 24th April

Reading: Purple Mash, 2Dos section: Read Chapter 2 of 'Ollie and the great stink', then answer the multiple choice questions on this chapter. Tip: open a 2nd web page to open up the story as a Pdf so you can refer back to it when answering the questions.

English: Purple Mash 2Dos section: 'Alien Invasion' science space activity. Read through your newspaper report checking your spelling and punctuation meets year 5 expectations.  Then share your report with someone in your household. What did they think?

Maths: Complete page 8 of your maths activity booklet, ‘Maths mosaic’.

Science: Look at the ‘science light experiments’ posted above this week’s learning activities and choose one to recreate.

Week 3 Home Learning

 

Monday 20th April 

Reading: Purple Mash, 2Dos section: Read Chapter 7 of 'A Horde of Ravens', then answer the multiple choice questions on this chapter.  Tip: open a 2nd webpage to open up the story as a Pdf so you can refer back to it when answering the questions.

English: Make initial notes of ideas for an alien invasion news report. Consider: who, what, where, when, how, useful vocabulary

Maths: Times table rockstars practice.

Purple Mash 2Dos section: monster multiplication (games)

Computing:  Purple Mash 2Dos section: 'Newton and the apple' coding activity. Tip: Watch the hints video for support

 

Tuesday 21st April

Reading: Reading for pleasure- free choice of book to read alone or with someone.

English: Purple Mash 2Dos: 2connect activity (choose recount template) Create a timeline of events that will help to structure the main body of your newspaper report. This is the detail that explains what happened and how. Tip: add useful time language to later use as sentence openers.

Maths: Times table rockstars practice.

Skoolbo daily activities: Prime numbers. Remember Prime numbers are special numbers that can only be divided by themselves and 1

Science: Purple Mash 2Dos section: 'Planets database’. Read and make notes about the planets in our solar system.

 

Wednesday 22nd April

Reading: Purple Mash, 2Dos section: Read Chapter 1 of 'Ollie and the great stink', then answer the multiple choice questions on this chapter. Tip: open a 2nd web page to open up the story as a Pdf so you can refer back to it when answering the questions.

English: Purple Mash 2Dos section: 'Alien Invasion' science space activity. Using your plan and timeline, draft your orientation (introduction) and main body of your newspaper report.  Remember this should be full of details and facts.

Maths: Times table rockstars practise. Complete page 5-7 of your maths activity booklet, ‘Number cross’.

Science: Purple Mash 2Dos section: 'Planets quiz’. Use the notes you made yesterday to try and answer the planets quiz.

 

Thursday 23rd April

Reading: Reading for pleasure- free choice of book to read alone or with someone. Continue with Science:

English: Purple Mash 2Dos section: 'Alien Invasion' science space activity. Include a paragraph of reported and direct witness quotes before finishing with a reorientation (what next?)

Maths: Skoolbo daily activities: multiply by 12, arithmetic 1 & 2

Art:  Use the website below to learn how to draw an alien (video 5).

http://www.robbiddulph.com/draw-with-rob

 

Friday 24th April

Reading: Purple Mash, 2Dos section: Read Chapter 2 of 'Ollie and the great stink', then answer the multiple choice questions on this chapter. Tip: open a 2nd web page to open up the story as a Pdf so you can refer back to it when answering the questions.

English: Purple Mash 2Dos section: 'Alien Invasion' science space activity. Read through your newspaper report checking your spelling and punctuation meets year 5 expectations.  Then share your report with someone in your household. What did they think?

Maths: Complete page 8 of your maths activity booklet, ‘Maths mosaic’.

Science: Look at the ‘science light experiments’ posted above this week’s learning activities and choose one to recreate.

 

Week 2 Home Learning

Monday 30th March

Guided Reading:

Purple Mash, 2Dos section: Read Chapter 4 of 'A Horde of Ravens', then answer the multiple choice questions on this chapter.  

English:

Skoolbo daily activities: sentence construction 2.

Purple Mash 2Dos: write a postcard to your class (2publish plus)

Maths:

Skoolbo daily activities: eight times table missing numbers.

Purple Mash 2Dos section: factoroids game

Computing: 

Purple Mash 2Dos section: 'Superhero' coding activity. (2Code)

 

Tuesday 31st March

Guided Reading:

Reading for pleasure- free choice of book to read alone or with someone.

English:

Purple Mash 2Dos section: Aut1 wk3 spelling quiz (English, spelling resources, Y5)

Research reasons for and against reintroducing Wolves into Scotland in preparation for writing a persuasive leaflet. Skoolbo daily activities: eight times table turn around.

Maths:

Complete page 4 of your maths activity booklet, ‘Colour by calculation’. Challenge: create your own colour by calculation.

Geography:

Purple Mash 2Dos section: renewable energy quiz. (geography, environment)

 

Wednesday 1st April

Guided Reading:

Purple Mash, 2Dos section: Read Chapter 5 of 'A Horde of Ravens', then answer the multiple choice questions on this chapter.

English: 

Skoolbo daily activities: sentence construction 3

Purple Mash 2Dos:  Use the 2Connect tool to plan how to organise your ideas (English tools.

Maths:

Skoolbo daily activities: nine times table introduction.

Use your Times Tables rockstar account to practise your tables.

Geography:

Purple Mash 2Dos section: different energy types quiz. (geography, environment)

 

Thursday 2nd April

Guided Reading

Reading for pleasure- free choice of book to read alone or with someone.

English

Purple Mash 2Dos section: Aut1 wk4 spelling quiz (English, spelling resources, Y5)

Purple Mash 2Dos: write up your persuasive leaflet using the blank leaflet app (English, 2publish plus)

Maths:

Skoolbo daily activities: nine times table activity.

Complete page 5-7 of your maths activity booklet, ‘Number Cross’

Science:

Purple Mash 2Dos section: human teeth quiz. (science, The human body)

 

Friday 3rd April

Guided Reading:

Purple Mash, 2Dos section: Read Chapter 6 of 'A Horde of Ravens', then answer the multiple choice questions on this chapter.

English:

Skoolbo daily activities: sentence construction 4

Purple Mash 2Dos: Complete your persuasive leaflet by adding in images and editing your writing.

Maths:

Skoolbo daily activities: nine times table missing numbers

Purple Mash 2Dos section: 2Race, multiplication & division (9, 11 & 12)

Science:

Purple Mash 2Dos section: digestive system quiz. (science, the human body)

 

Don’t forget to keep yourself active (see links below for ideas) and to complete your home learning challenges where possible.

PE WITH JOE starting Monday morning at 9am on my YOUTUBE channel: The Body Coach TV https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6r99N3kXME

Embody Dance Starting from Monday, Emma is hosting FREE morning 'Wake Up & Dance' Classes from 9:00-9:10am to help keep everyone active & energised!

https://www.facebook.com/EmbodyDanceCompany/

 

Week 1 Home Learning - Week beginning 23rd April 2020

Monday 23rd March Tasks

Reading: Skoolbo daily activities: comprehension 1

Purple Mash, 2Dos section: Read Chapter 1 of 'A Horde of Ravens', then answer the multiple choice questions on this chapter.  

Maths:Skoolbo daily activities:  six times table introduction and activity.

Purple Mash 2Dos section: fraction wall activity. 

Writing & VGPS:Skoolbo activities: verbs, nouns and adjectives, Spelling 8.

Choose one of the quick write activities on www.writinglegends.com.

ICT: Purple Mash 'Jumping monkey' coding activity. FInd this resource in your 2do section of Purple Mash.

Tuesday 24th March Tasks

Reading: reading for pleasure - find a quiet space at home and read for 20 minutes. You can read alone or to someone else. It’s your choice!

Maths: Skoolbo daily activities:  six times table missing numbers activity.

Writing and VGPS: Purple Mash 2do section - Autumn 1 Week 1 spelling quiz.

Plan your ideas for one of the longer writing activities on www.writinglegends.com.

Art: Purple Mash 2do section: use 2animate to create the first 2 sections of a storyboard. Don’t forget to save your work!

Wednesday 25th March Tasks

Reading: Purple Mash, 2Dos section: Read Chapter 2 of 'A Horde of Ravens', then answer the multiple choice questions on this chapter. 

Maths: Skoolbo daily activities:  six times table turnaround activity.

Writing and VGPS: Purple Mash 2do section - English Grammar - ‘Flying High  - Word Splits’ game.

Use your plan from yesterday to draft your ideas for the longer writing activity on www.writinglegends.com.

Art: Purple Mash 2do section: use 2animate to complete the last 2 pages of a storyboard. Don’t forget to save your work!

Thursday 26th March Tasks

Reading: reading for pleasure - find a quiet space at home and read for 20 minutes. You can read alone or to someone else. It’s your choice!

Maths: Skoolbo daily activities:  eight times table introduction.

Writing and VGPS: Purple Mash 2do section - Autumn 1 Week 2 spelling quiz.

Edit and revise your draft from yesterday for the longer writing activity on www.writinglegends.com.

Science: Purple Mash 2do section: complete the food-chain quiz activity.

Week 1 activities

Friday 27th March Tasks:

Reading: Purple Mash, 2Dos section: Read Chapter 3 of 'A Horde of Ravens', then answer the multiple choice questions on this chapter. 

Maths: Skoolbo daily activities: eight times table activity.

Writing and VGPS: Purple Mash 2do section - English Grammar - ‘Flying High - Box the Word’ game.

Publish your longer writing activity on www.writinglegends.com and share it with someone in your household.

Science: Purple Mash 2do section: complete the herbivore, carnivore and omnivore quiz activity.

 
Spring 2
 
Clans of Ancient Darkness
 
 
Year 5  adapted a traditional fishcake recipe by changing the type of fish used.  They investigated where different types of fish were sourced from to ensure they limited the environmental impact they had.  Once cooked, each class voted on their favourite flavour.  They then represented this data in both stacked bar chart and pie chart form so that the results could be compared.
 
 
Spring 1
 
From Rags to Riches
 
 
On Tuesday, pupils from Year 5 agreed to help the local historical society after they received an email with details about a Victorian time capsule being buried on school grounds over 100 year ago.  With the aid of a metal detector, the pupils set out in earnest to find it.  After a couple of red herrings in the form of bottle tops, they finally unearthed an old biscuit tin containing artifacts.  They then spent the remainder of the morning, using their inference skills to identify as much about the original owner as possible.  Well done year 5!
 
 
Autumn 2
 
Lost
 
 
Year 5 carried out some amazing textiles and sewing artwork on the Thursday. The children worked together to create an enormous wall hanging based on our British values. Many thanks to 'Crazy Mary' for her expertise and guidance - we know that end result is going to look amazing!
 
 
'I learned that pronouns can be possessive like, 'her',' Braden.
 
'I didn't know until today what a modal verb was.  It is a word like 'might' or 'will' that show how possible or certain something is,' Lauren.
 
 
Year 5's assembly was inspired by Sir Michael Morpurgo's book, Kensuke's Kingdom.  The story, used to drive this half term's theme - LOST!, sees the main character (Michael), washed overboard in a strange land.  In the assembly, members of the class are washed up in different biomes from around the world.   They describe to the reporters who find them, the climate, landscape and animals that surround them.  The assembly itself was used as a vehicle to help the children with their geography learning.  Watch this space to find out what they have learned.
 
 
'I loved our song, Rocking all over the World by Status Quo,'  George.
 
 
'My favourite part was the joke about Mrs Davis' maths lessons,' Maizie.
 
 
 
The RNLI dropped into visit year 5 today to help them understand the role they play in the UK and also how to stay safe around water.
 
 
Autumn 1
 
I Am Warrior
 
 
Year 5 have really enjoyed their first topic, I am Warrior.  They have loved discovering facts about both Roman civilian and military life.  To end the topic, they researched foods that are found in the Mediterranean to prepare for a typical Roman celebration - a banquet.  Everyone helped by cooking honey biscuits and oregano flat breads.
 
 
'Today was the first time I tried humus.  It was nice.  Someone told me to try it with celery so I am going to do that,' Ben.
 
 
'When I smelt the fig, it didn't smell nice but when I tried it the taste wasn't very strong,' Harley.
 
 
'I enjoyed making the flat bread.  The taste was very nice, however, I wasn't keen on the texture.  It was a bit chewy,' Lauren.
 
 
Year 5 traveled across to Viroconium Cornoviorum, more commonly known today as Wroxeter.  This town in Shropshire was once the fourth largest city in Roman Britain.  They explored the ruins, townhouse reconstruction and museum to help them deepen their knowledge about life in Roman Britain.  They enjoyed creating mosaics and dressing up as different member of society too. 
 
Did you know that Wattling street is the same road that leads right up to Wroxeter's gates?  This is where the road, that originally started in Rome, finally ends.  We have really enjoyed this topic and this was a great way to finish it off.  Well done Year 5.
 
 
Sycamore have enjoyed their first tea party this year with Mrs Day after the whole class hit their weekly reading target.  Well done everyone and thank you to all those people at home who helped them achieve this.  We are now looking forward to our tea party with Mr Coleman after reaching our target for a second consecutive week.
 
 
Year 5 are completing the theme 'I am Warrior' which started with an order from the Roman Emperor Claudius to join his army.  The children go on a journey, discovering who the Romans were and the role they played in British history.  Over the next few weeks, they will learn about the Roman invasion of Britain and the role of the Celts, Boadicea and Picts from Scotland.  They will also discover that they have an impressive legacy which can still be seen in our lives today, such as the A5 road and police riot controlling tactics. 
 
 
Welcome to Pine 4!
 
 
2018 - 2019
 
Miss Marklew - Class Teacher
Mrs Shaw - Teaching Assistant
 
 
Summer 2
 
Tomb of Treasure
 
 
Cleopatra, the queen of Egypt herself, came to visit year 4 today.  During our time with the queen, we learned about the ancient Egyptian’s traditional beliefs and customs, social hierarchy, writing and some of the games they played. 
 
 
Summer 1
 
Bottoms, Burps and Bile
 
and
 
Take One Author - Anne Fine

 

The children were set the Giganta-gut challenge, each group were given the task to make their own digestive system . Year 4 followed instructions and discussed what each part of the model represented in the digestive system - breaking the food up using teeth, swallowing the food in the Oesophagus, food in the stomach with acid and bile, food travelling through the intestines, and the waste product that exited the body!  All the parts were then joined together to make one fully working ‘Giganta gut.

 

 

 
Spring 2
 
Blue Abyss
 
 
This morning the children were introduced to the realities of what lurks in the Blue Abyss.  Having watched some spine tingling footage from the Blue Planet series, the children were asked to categorise some of the mysterious sea creatures that could be found in the oceans.  They were then challenged to work out where all the water that is in the oceans comes from. They were a little concerned to learn it was the same water that the dinosaurs had been drinking!
 
 
Spring 1
 
Voyage into the Unknown
 
 
On Wednesday, some of our children took part in the 'Fly to the Line' regional finals in Telford. Even though we didn't make it to the next stage, we had an amazing experience and learnt so much from the very knowledgeable and supportive team. Thank you for a great day. @RAFMUSEUM #FTTLUK 
 
 
This half term the children will go on a wild adventure with Charlie Small to discover a host of extraordinary animals and places.  They will need their map skills to make sure they don't get lost on the way and understand food chains to avoid getting eaten.  As if that wasn't enough, they also have their assembly on Thursday 31st January.  Good Luck!
 
 
Year four have had an exciting return to school this week after finding out they had been entered into a national glider designing competition.  Teams in each class are vying for the top spot in order to win the chance to take their designs to the regional finals. They have been challenged to learn about the mechanics of flying and then design, test and improve a glider model that will fly the greatest distance. 
 
The competition is on but who will win?
 
 
Autumn 2
 
Windows of the Past
 
 
The children became detectives when they returned after the half term to solve a grisly Tudor murder.  They will soon discover just how dangerous it is to live in the Tudor times, especially if you weren't of the correct religion.
 
 
Autumn 1
 
Raiders and Traders
 
 
Year 4 trained how to be vicious Viking warriors with Gregolf the Viking.  He also taught them how to read ancient runes and play games such as nine men morris and kubb.

 

'Nine Men Morris was really fun,' Noah.

 

'I loved the real boar skin and weapons he brought in,' Autumn .

 

'The chain mail was really heavy,' Archie.

 

'I liked it when I blew the Viking horn.  I also liked the weapons and jewellery,' Oliver.

 

'I liked the part when I got to wear a helmet.  I also liked the game Kubb and I won,' Megan.

 

 
Welcome to Oak 3!
 
 
2017 - 2018
 
Mrs Atkins - Class Teacher
Mrs Shaw - Teaching Assistant
 
 
Summer 2
 
Scrumdiddlyumptious
 
 
Summer 1
 
  
On Wednesday Year 3 discovered that a mysterious object had been washed up on the beach on the West Coast of Scotland, during a storm.
 
"We are trainee journalist at the Daily Drumnadrochit.  We are trying to find out what the mysterious item is.  The Chief of the newspaper sent us clues for our evidence table.  Our classroom is now a journalist office with briefcases and house plants on the tables."
 
 
Spring 2 
 
This half term we will be covering our theme Overground, Underground and our Take One Author, David Walliams.
 
 
Yesterday Year 3 visited the Dudley Canal because we are learning about mining and canals.  We mostly enjoyed when we made the ribbon and lace plates.  Also when we painted the inside like a castle or rose.
 
Legging on the canal boat was fun!
 
Lucy and Chloe
 
 
Autumn
  
This half term year 3 will be travelling around North America with a dog called Larry. The big problem that we have is that Larry keeps getting lost! Luckily, year 3 have got super geographical skills and are able to find him each time he wonders from his owner, Pete. We will follow Larry as he climbs The Golden Gate Bridge, visits The White House, watches a show in New York, takes part in a showdown in Texas and gets a star on the walk of fame in Hollywood.