Hello to my beautiful .Bubble Children. at home!
Please use the links on this site to keep you busy at home. We use many of these sites in class so you should be familiar with them. The Oak Academy daily lessons are what the government recommends we use and there are lots of other subject you can look at on there.
If you're struggling with any of the work or are not sure what to do then have a look at the personal project sites and use them to do some topic learning - remember we're doing WWII at the minute. Or, why not use this time to learn about something you're really interested in. The personal project links should give you plenty of ideas - or why not use books and internet sites to help you. Please share you're learning with us when you get back into school - I'd love to see what you've been up to! Don't forget to do your daily mile, Noodle and PE lessons and lots of singing and art whilst you're at home too!
PS don't forget to keep an eye on the Working in Class page (especially maths) to keep up with what we're doing back in school!
Week Beginning 13th July.
Wow - you've done it! Last week of term and last week of homelearning! Well done Y5 for keeping this up for soooooo long - you must be really proud of yourselves for maintaining your discipline, motivation and education - I am very proud of you!
This final week we'll keep things pretty much the same for the mornings. I'd really like to see if you've done anything for your personal project - the Y6's in class did some amazing work. If you haven't done this, or finished it, use your afternoons this week to have a go at it. I've also posted some art and D.T activities to do in the afternoons for this week. It will also be our Y6's last week in school. We've recorded a leavers video which I will hopefully be able to share with you this week but if you have any farewell messages for the Y6's maybe you could write them a letter and send it to school, design a poster and send us a picture of it or maybe a photo you could share on the blog... Hopefully I'll see some of you on our transition days next week, but if not I'm really looking forward to seeing you all in September. Have a good final week and don't forget to treat yourself to a film afternoon on Friday!
Week Beginning 6h July 2020
Nearly there Y5! This week maths and English is the same format as usual - don't forget you can have a go at some of the Pobble 365 activites if you want to do some free creative writing. I've found a new spelling site which I've included on the links - the Tops Marks spelling site. Use it to practise the spelling rules and exception words we've been covering over the last couple of terms using the RWInc stuff. For topic have a look at the life and times of Queen Victoria and her husband Prince Albert. Use the DK enclylopedia site to help you with your research and present your findings any way you like (the link in included in the personal project pages) - don't forget you can share your work on the class blog. You can also continue with your own personal projects. Watch out for some posts from the Y6's this week as they are going to be sharing theirs with the class on Friday. Keep checking out the Oak Academy site for all other bits of the curriculum... RE, Science, German etc.... and don't forget to check out Miss Tonks work on the PE pages (the link is on our page here). Have a lovely week folks - keep going! Mrs P
Week Beginning 28th June.
Good Morning Y5 - another week of home learning! I'm so proud of you for still going strong at home, you really are amazing. I can't wait to see you all soon. For topic this week have a look at some of the work by William Morris and create your own wallpaper design, tapestry of any other piece of craft, dt or artwork inspired by William Moris' designs. In school we're currently doing a 'personal project' that is a free study of a topic of your choice but has to cover 3 subjects, eg English, Science and Food tech... some people are doing fashion, food, sports, cats, wolves.... whatever you like. I've included a couple of sites to help with your research. For your afternoon sessions you can also have a look at the 'foundation lessons' on the Oak Academy site which you can dip in and out of depending on what you fancy. If you're wanting a change to some of the things we've been doing in English and Maths you could also look at the Oak Academy daily lessons - I've included both links on our page. Have a fab week and don't forget to share some things with us on the class blog!
Week Beginning 22nd June.
Hi Y5's. I'll add a few more bits n bobs for the afternoon session during the week. We've been looking at ocean habitats in science so we'll do some of that and for topic this week have a look at some of the things that were invented during the Victorian times and do some research on an inventor that takes your fancy. You can use the links to 'Victorian Inventors' above and you can present your findings however you like - powerpoint, poster, newspaper report... Remember to post your work on the blog - even if you are back in school - it's nice for everyone to see what each other is doing! It's supposed to be sunny again this week so why not try some of Miss Tonks PE activites out in the garden!
Take care everyone! Mrs P.
Week Beginning 15th June.
Hi Folks, it's really odd not having you all in school but I hope you're all doing OK and it has been nice seeing some of you around and about the village!
Spelling this week will be just about learning as many of the Y5/6 words as you can. Ask someone to test you on 5-8 of the spelling until you find 3-4 you don't know then begin practising them using your spelling strategies sheet from your writers help-desk. For maths we'll be doing more white rose, although I can't find a video for this weeks session. Writing - you can continue with the Hamilton work or if you fancy a bit of a change have a look at the Pobble365 website. We've used this in school before to help us with writing. There is a picture and then some writing ideas further down the page. Maybe just do some creative writing and see where it takes you!
Don't forget Miss Tonks is putting lots of lovely PE ideas on the website and Mr Scully is putting ideas up for RE and Collective worship so I've linked to those pages so you can have a look at them.
I can't believe you guys are going to be our Y6's soon! Looking forward to seeing you all asap!
Week Beginning 8th June.
It has been nice to see a couple of Y5 faces in and around the school and village this week. I look forward to seeing more of you as soon as possible! I've just up loaded more home-learning to the website. It's gone a bit quiet on the Class Blog front but it would be lovely if you could post more - I'm going to ask those children in class to start posting more regularly too so that you can all see what each other are doing.
Our topic area for this week was to start looking at schooling in Victorian times and it got me wondering - do any of you have any old family photos that go back to the Victorian era, or even better do any of you know of any photos of the school during the Victorian times. Does anyone know anything about the history of our school building. There is some information on our website but do you have any family connections or stories to tell!
Take care everyone and keep going! It's tough I know but we'll get there!
Week Beginning 1st June.
Hi Folks. So we are now technically in Summer 2 Week 1 of your Year 5 term. But that is Week 6 in maths and week 8 in English and lots of other different things in different places! I hope you are all feeling re-energised after the half-term and are ready to get back to it! I've tweaked a couple of things again and may tweak some more in the coming weeks - depending on how things go. No more Big Maths now; we've come to the end of that course. I'll look to see if there is anything similar I can post to replace it and keep those mental math skills ticking over. I've also taken out the BBC English as I think the Hamilton is 'chunky' enough to keep us all busy and includes reading, grammar and writing so does the job nicely. Our next topic is Revolution. Spend a couple of afternoons (it's a big document) getting to grips with the Knowledge Organiser as this gives you a good overview. Please keep in touch via the Blog - I've missed you all this week! - and keep posting photos and work because I'm going to try and use them for a display! Come on Y5 - we can do this! Mrs P
Week Beginning 18th May.
The last week of term - although it's been a very different half-term for us all! Spelling and the White Rose math are same as last week. The English work is based on the Shaun Tan book Eric - which is great. You can just do the first 3 days of English and spread them over the week if you want as there is a lot of work there again. Topic work has 3 or 4 tasks you can choose from. Science is BBC Bitesize and the MFL and RE are links on the Y5 page. Keep posting on the Class Blog and I'll be on there during the week before leaving an end of term video on Friday! Stay Alert everyone! Mrs P
Week Beginning 11th May.
Hi Folks - I hope you enjoyed the long Bank Holiday weekend, VE day celebrations and the lovely weather again!
The timetable is at the top so follow that again and I've updated the page so all the links are there for the work you'll do this week. A couple of tweaks to make again though. I've added 3 'Special Focus' spelling sheets to do as a challenge if you're finding the RWInc website work too easy. Remember, we all have things we're good at and not so good at. So, if spellings is something you're not so good at keep working on the vowel sounds pages on RWInc. White Rose math have changed their website a bit. They're doing two different things on there now which is a bit confusing so I've just downloaded the lessons and video links I'd like you to do this week - the answers are there still too so that you can check and mark your work. On Friday go to the Bitesize website and do the math challenge. I'll go through one or two of them on the video blog again on Friday so don't stress it if you're finding them tough! The English is week 6 of Hamilton. If I were teaching this I'd be making the Mon-Wed lessons last all week...you could do this too if you wanted. After your letter to MaIala you could think about writing your own speech on a topic you're passionate about. I don't think I up-loaded the German last week so there are two on there this week linked to colour.
I think that's it for now. I'll keep in touch on the Class Blog and I'll update here again next weekend.
Take care, Mrs P.
Week beginning 4th May.
Hi Everyone. This week looks a little different in the afternoons because we're going to do some work leading up to the VE day Bank Holiday on Friday. The Fact-File has three levels to choose from * = easier, **= medium, ***= more challenging. For the bunting I'd suggest printing one (if you can) and then tracing another 2-3 so that you can create a small chain of bunting for one of your windows. On Friday you can access 'normal work' on the website if you want to, or you can try some of the VE day bank holiday activities - baking / singing / picnic and games.
The spelling work from this week focuses on 'vowel sounds'; they get progressively more difficult as you go through them - you'll also need to try and remember which one you've done last as they all have the same label...If you are finding them too easy then skip on a bit and/or use the Y5/6 spelling list to challenge yourself - the more of these you know the better. I'll look for some other spelling work for next week for those 'super spellers' out there who need an extra challenge.
The Hamilton writing is really good I think but there is a lot to do in each lesson - don't forget you can always spread one lesson over two days (or more) if you need to. I often find with my own planning and teaching planning that what I think will take me 4 days often takes 2 weeks so don't worry if you need to spend a bit longer on the activities to get a good quality piece of work!
I think you're doing a super job guys and I know I keep saying this but it is lovely to see all of you work, efforts and activities - keep going!!!!
Monday 27th - Friday 1st May.
Hi Folks - so I'm going to try leaving you to it a bit more this week. I've included a timetable at the top of the page which tells you what subjects you should be doing and when. The links are in the timetable or on your year group page. Hopefully, having the whole week in advance will help you and folks at home organise your time a bit better. I know from teaching my own children that we can't always work everyday or at the same time everyday and I thought knowing what you should be doing might make it easier to prioritise certain subjects or activities.. Our new thing to try this week is the Hamilton English lessons - they are quite lengthy but again do what you can. It might be that you decide only to do one or two of the English lessons over 4-5 days but do a really good job of them rather than trying to do everything and getting bored and frustrated with it! You might also want to miss out the BBC English lessons - or do a BBC lesson one day and a Hamilton the next.
Instead of posting on here everyday I'm going to be concentrating more on the Class Blog. So, I'll update our timetable and the links each weekend on here and keep in touch with you during the week on the Class Blog.
Hope that all makes sense - if not you can ask me on the Blog Pages!