Home Learning - June

Resources for week beginning 29th June
Friday 3rd July
 
A very good morning to you 5! I hope you have had a good night's sleep and are feeling refreshed. Below this message, I have uploaded the answers to the quiz set on Monday and the answers to the Match up activity. Check them out and see how you got on! Also below this message, there is a wonderful example of someone's artist fact file. Take a look!
 
Today's tasks: 
- Maths -I have set a times tables test for you today on Purple Mash to test your knowledge of the x3, x4, x5, x6 and x8 times tables you should have been practising each day this week. Please make sure to choose the correct test - it has 30 questions.
 
English -Talk4writing -We will be continuing with work from Talk4writing Batch 4  - Wonderful Wizards by Maria Richards. Please don't print out the worksheets as this will be a lot of ink. Instead write down your ideas from the worksheets into your homework book or onto spare paper. The work will build up during the next few weeks so keep what you do each day.
Today's task: Page 10 - Wizard comprehension. Remember to read the text 'Welcome to the School of Wizardry on page 4 - don't answer the questions from memory.
Spellings - Practise week 37 spellings - listed above. If you feel you are ready you can ask an adult to test you on them.

IDL x2 lessons. 

-Practise Times tables on TTRockstars - on garage, studio etc.

-Art - based on 'Great artists throughout the Ages'. Please ensure you have completed all tasks set this week. Today's task is to answer the questions about Georgia O'Keeffe in the comprehension - an information page about the female American artist. The resource is listed above. 

If you have the time, you could choose to research another artist from the PowerPoint and present your work in a fact file. 

- Don't forget to continue with Mr.Galpin's Virtual Sport's Day activities.

-Summer Reading Challenge - I'm leaving this on in case you haven't got round to it yet. We thought it might be a good idea to put the link on our class pages to encourage reading now and through the summer. You can join as a Home and there are links for online books. So why not get started now??

 
Get plenty of exercise and fresh air. Keep being helpful around the house doing some chores.

Have a fantastic weekend - unfortunately I think it's going to be a wet one!  

Keep washing your hands regularly, take care and stay safe.

I'll make contact again on Monday

Mrs. Holroyd

Wednesday 1st July
 
A very good morning to you all Year 5! I can't believe it's July already - where has the time gone?
How are your sunflowers? I hope you are still looking after them and watering them regularly. How tall are they now?
If you have finished writing up your One Wish story from last week, please email it to me and I will put it on our class page with your permission. One was sent yo me today and it is fabulous! Have a read - its underneath this message.
 
Today's tasks: 
- Maths - week 10 Lesson 3 - Calculating angles on a straight line. You will find the worksheets (including the answers) at the top of the first column, as well as the video link. You can either print off the worksheets and write on them or record you answers in your homework book or on paper. 
 
English -Talk4writing -We will be continuing with the new text and work from Talk4writing Batch 4  - Wonderful Wizards by Maria Richards. Please don't print out the worksheets as this will be a lot of ink. Instead write down your ideas from the worksheets into your homework book or onto spare paper. The work will build up during the next few weeks so keep what you do each day.
Today's work: Following on from yesterday's work, you are going to complete 3 tasks today. Firstly, page 7 'Finish the sentence', then the 'challenge' activity - 'writing your own sentences using any of the new words'. Finally, underneath the printed lines is one more task - 'Are there any other words you don't know the meaning of? Find the definitions' etc. Record all your work for these tasks on paper or in your homework book.
Spellings - Practise week 37 spellings - listed above.

IDL x2 lessons

Practise your x3, x4, x5, x6 and x8 times tables. Times tables test on Friday! Keep practising!! 

-Art - As I said yesterday, your task is to create an Artist's Fact File - hopefully you have started this. Re -read the instructions from yesterday:

Read through the PowerPoint again - 'Great artists throughout the Ages' - this tells you about 16 successful artists dating from the 1590's to the 1980's; and re-read the 'Information sheet' - this is full of information about different artist movements through the ages including Baroque, Art Nouveau and Surrealism. It also points out which artists belong to which era. Include when they were born, when they died, the 'mediums' they used, the 'style' they used, their most famous piece/s, lots of other interesting facts and a picture. You could use the internet to further your research. Present your work in an interesting, creative manner.

Just a reminder -Summer Reading Challenge - If may not have not have done this yet! We thought it might be a good idea to put the link on our class pages to encourage reading now and through the summer. You can join as a Home and there are links for online books. So why not get started now??

 
Don't forget to exercise and get some fresh air. If you are following the task set by Mr. Galpin you should be getting plenty of exercise!
And be helpful around the house doing some chores.

Have a super day - keep washing your hands regularly and stay safe.

Mrs. Holroyd

Monday 29th June
 
A very good morning to you all year 5! I hope you didn't get blown away over the weekend and are refreshed and ready for a new week of learning!!
I have decided to place all the resources at the top of this column this week. I will add to it as and when I need to, as the week goes on. 
 
Today's tasks: 
- Maths - week 10 Lesson 1 - Measure with a protractor. You will find the worksheets (including the answers) above this message, as well as the video link. You can either print off the worksheets and write on them or record you answers in your homework book or on paper. 
 
English -Talk4writing -This week we will be starting with a new text and work from the Talk4writing Batch 4 link above - Wonderful Wizards by Maria Richards. Please don't print out the worksheets as this will be a lot of ink. Instead write down your ideas from the worksheets into your homework book or onto spare paper. The work will build up during the next few weeks so keep what you do each day.
Today read page 2 - and complete the task 'Create your Top Wizard cards' on page 3.
 
Spellings - If you haven't already done so, ask an adult to test you on week 36 spellings. Begin to learn week 37 spellings - listed above.

IDL x2 lessons

Practise your x3, x4, x5, x6 and x8 times tables. I will set a times tables test on Friday. If you haven't done the times tables test set last Friday, please do that today - check you are doing the right one. It is dated June 25th - some of you have done one set in March!

-Art - Read through the PowerPoint 'Great artists throughout the Ages' and the 'Information sheet' (both resources are above this message). Answer the questions in the Quiz (called Quiz Questions - above) in your homework book or on paper and the answers will be revealed at the end of the week! I will be setting other tasks based on this PowerPoint throughout the rest of the week.

 -Summer Reading Challenge - As a school, we thought it might be a good idea to put the link on our class pages to encourage reading now and through the summer. You can join as a Home and there are links for online books. So why not get started now??

 
Don't forget to exercise and get some fresh air. Be helpful around the house eg. make your bed, tidy your room, lay the table, clear the table after tea, wash or dry up etc etc.!

Have a fabulous day - keep washing your hands regularly.

Take care and stay safe.

Mrs. Holroyd

 

Good morning Year 5 and welcome to a fabulous new week. I hope you have had a lovely weekend, I have had lots of rain showers over the past few days. My sunflowers have appreciated it though.

 

Hopefully the weather will stay nice this week so you can complete some activities for me. I thought that you would be expecting to have your SPORTS DAY at this time of the year. So I have thought up 10 different activities for you to attempt and record your scores (they are in the word document above named 'Virtual Sports Day'). After you have tried all of the activities email them in to the school with your school-house name. When I have all the results I will work out all the scores and see which house wins! You have until 3rd July 2020 to hand in your results and I will let you know the next week.

I hope you have a wonderful day!

Mr Galpin

Thursday 25th June
 
Bonjour la classe! I hope you all managed to get a good night's sleep despite it being such a warm night! Keep watering your sunflowers - they will be very thirsty in this heat.
 
Today's tasks:
Maths - lesson 4 - Adding decimals with a different number of decimals places. You will find the worksheets (including the answers) below Monday's message, as well as the video link. You can either print off the worksheets and write on them or record you answers in your homework book or on paper. 
English - Talk4writing - you are continuing with your story writing today. Edit and redraft your story. Ask an adult to check it through as well if possible. Make sure you have used all the ideas in your plan as well as intriguing vocabulary, sentence structures like compound sentences, subordinate clauses, 3 action sentences, interesting conjunctions and paragraphs etc. You can then copy up/ publish your story in a mini book by following the instructions on page 24 of the Talk4writing batch 3 resource. Or you could word process it if you like - the choice is yours.
Practice week 36 spellings listed below yesterday's message.
Practise x7 and x9 tables - times tables test tomorrow. 
IDL x2 lessons.
Road Safety Quiz - if you didn't do it yesterday. Answers will be revealed tomorrow!!
'How to keep safe in the sun' poster - design a poster to show how to keep safe in the sun - include ideas like applying sun cream, drinking plenty of water, wearing a hat,  staying cool etc. As it's a poster the writing and pictures need to be clear and colourful. You can design it by hand or on a computer - again the choice is yours.
If you have time - TTRockstars.
Try to get some fresh air and exercise. Apply sun cream if you are outside and drink plenty of water - you can dehydrate quickly in this heat. 
Have a super day, wash your hands regularly and stay safe.
Mrs. Holroyd
 
 
Welcome to a fantastic Thursday. I hope you had a wonderful day yesterday with the beautiful weather. I hope you looked after yourselves drinking plenty of water, look after yourself again today as it is meant to be even hotter!
 
So, this weeks theme is SUPERHEROES and I gave you some activities to complete on Tuesday using an image. What did you think of the image?
Today, using the same image I would like you to attempt the next activities in the attached file below 'Superheroes2'.
 
I've also attached a couple of photos of my sunflowers to show you how they are getting on, I am making sure I water them to keep them going in this hot weather. I also managed to pick my first strawberries from my plants the other day, they were lovely. Have you got any other fruit or vegetables growing?
 
Hope you have a lovely day, drink plenty of water and look after yourselves.
 
Mr Galpin
Unfortunately, due to technical difficulties we are unable to provide 'Snack Time' audio files at the moment. We are looking for a way to try to resolve this. 
Tuesday 23rd June
 
Bonjour la classe! Hope you have all woken up with lots of energy for a new day! I think it's the Queen's birthday today - maybe someone could check that out!
 
Today's tasks:
Maths - lesson 2 - subtracting decimals with different numbers of decimal places. 
You will find the worksheets (including the answers) below yesterday's message, as well as the video link. You can either print off the worksheets and write on them or record you answers in your homework book or on paper. 
English - Talk4writing - We are continuing with work from last few weeks based on the text and work from the Talk4 writing - One Chance by Dean Thompson. Yesterday you were asked to plan out your ideas. So today's work is: page 23 - now plan your own wishing story. Remember to use intriguing vocabulary, sentence structures like compound sentences, subordinate clauses, 3 action sentences, interesting conjunctions and paragraphs.
Practice week 36 spellings listed below yesterday's message.
Practise x7 and x9 tables
IDL x2 lessons.
Geography - To find out about extreme weather conditions across the world. Read through all the slides on the presentation again (Extreme Earth Geography Slide 3 below this message). Using worksheet 3C (Extreme Earth Geography Work 3B below), fill in the different sections of the table. Use what you have found out from the slide presentation, any books you may have and access the Internet to help fill in any gaps. Try to include as much detail as you can.
If you have time - TTRockstars.
Venture outside and get some fresh air, and don't forget to exercise.
Have a great day, wash your hands regularly and stay safe.
Mrs. Holroyd
 
 
Good morning Year 5, I hope you are looking forward to a week of lovely warm weather. I'm sure your sunflowers will enjoy it (as long as you keep them watered).
 
This week as a school we are looking at SUPERHEROES! SO today I have given you a few small tasks and will use the same image with some more tasks later in the week. I have attached a word file with the image and the tasks for you.
 
I hope you have a wonderful day, remember to use the weather and go outside for some fresh air.
 
Mr Galpin
Friday 19th June
 
A very good morning to you all Year 5!
What a wet and soggy day it was yesterday! I think it can only be your sunflowers and ducks who enjoyed that amount of rain!!
A huge thank you all those children who have sent their buddy letters to me - they will be so gratefully received by your FS2 buddy and their parents. I still hove 9 outstanding letters though!!!
Another huge thank you to the children who have sent photos of their sunflowers, 'Refugee Awareness Week' activities and tasks relating to the water cycle and droughts - very impressive work. I have not included names for safety reasons.
 
Tasks for today:
Maths - lesson 4 - Adding decimals with a different number of decimal places. 
You will find the worksheets (including the answers) below today's message, as well as the video link. You can either print off the worksheets and write on them or record you answers in your homework book or on paper. 
English - Talk4writing - We are continuing with work from last week based on the text and work from the Talk4 writing underneath this message - One Chance by Dean Thompson.
Today's work: Page 20-21 - Writing speech effectively. All the work you have been doing based on this text - One Chance - is leading towards next week's work where you will be planning and writing your own wishing story, so make sure you have completed all the tasks to date so far. 
Spellings - Practise week 35 - words containing 'ss' and 'mm'.
Times tables - Practise x3 and x6. I have also set a x3 and x6 tables test on Purple Mash. I've set it like last week where you have a certain amount of time to answer the questions.
Complete any outstanding geography task I have set and any that Mr. Galpin has set this week.
 
I know it's tricky when it is so wet but try to do some exercise - maybe you could do yoga again!
 
Have a great weekend, remembering to wash your hands regularly and stay safe.
 
Mrs. Holroyd
 
 
Happy Friday Year 5. It was particularly wet yesterday but on the plus side it can only get brighter over the weekend (hopefully). 
 
Thank you for those extra buddy letters today, lets get those 9 more sorted so we can send them out to the new FS2. The work that I have seen regarding the water cycle and Refugee Awareness week has been brilliant, keep it up.
 
Now for the last small task for Refugee Awareness week, hopefully you will make all sorts of people laugh today!

Day 5:

Laughter is something that connects us all, everyone everywhere laughs at jokes that are told in many different languages. Spread some joy and share your jokes with everyone you can; a neighbour, a relative, a friend. You could even send your jokes in to share.

Tell a joke day. Visit this page CLICK ME which might help you get creative.

My joke for the day is: What breed of dog can jump higher than a building? Any dog, because buildings can’t jump.

 

Mr Galpin

 
Have a look at some photos of super sunflowers and wonderful work produced this week.
Wednesday 17th June
 
Bonjour tout le monde! Hope you are all well and working hard! Did you hear the thunder last night?
Those of you who haven't yet written your buddy letters, please do them today and email them to me. I now have 12! Not enough for a whole class of FS2 children.
 
Tasks for today:
Maths - week 8 lesson 2 - percentages as fractions and decimals. You will find the worksheets (including the answers) below yesterday's message, as well as the video link. You can either print off the worksheets and write on them or record you answers in your homework book or on paper. 
English - Talk4writing - We are continuing with work from last week based on the text and work from the Talk4 writing underneath this message - One Chance by Dean Thompson.
Todays work: page 16 - Closer reading- opening of the story. What words could you list that show us what Sarah is like? What do they tell you about what Sarah is like? 
Page 17 - what mood has been created in the opening extract?
Spellings - Practise week 35 - words containing 'ss' and 'mm'.
Times tables - Practise x3 and x6. Please do the times tables test on Purple Mash that i set on Monday as well. 
Geography - To find out about the water cycle and the distribution of water across the world. Read through all the slides on the presentation again (saved below 'Extreme Earth Geography Slide 2).
With the Information Sheet (see resource below), books, access to the internet, etc. carry out some research into droughts. Think about why they occur and the effects they have on people and the environment. Use worksheet 2D (see resource below) to record your research. When you have completed your research, create an information poster about droughts, either by hand or on a computer, to include descriptions, data, pictures and any other information you have found. If possible, photograph it and email it to me please.
Get some fresh air and do some exercise today.
Check on your sunflowers and give them some water. I haven't received any photos yet and would love to see how they are progressing!!
 
Have a super day,.
Stay safe and remember to wash your hands regularly.
 
Mrs. Holroyd
 
 
Welcome to Wednesday Year 5. I hope you had a productive day yesterday and are looking after your sunflowers. Hopefully you can send your buddy letters in if you have not already, remember they are really important for the new FS2 class!
 
The task for day 3 of Refugee Awareness week gives you the option to choose out of two writing tasks:
  • Write a poem or short story starting with ‘Imagine if…’ or ‘Imagine a world where…’
  • Imagine you had to leave your home behind. What would you take with you? What would you hope to find?
I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday and manage to get some fresh air and exercise.
 
Mr Galpin
Monday 15th June
 
Good morning children. Hope you are all well. It's lovely to be able to make contact again!

If you have not sent me your buddy letter yet please complete that and send it to me as a word document. You were set this task a week ago and I have only received 11 so far!

As the school server was down onThursday and Friday, I am setting you the work that was meant for Thursday. 

Today’s tasks: 

Maths - Lesson 4 –Order and compare decimals. The links for the video, worksheets and answers are below this message.

English - One Chance by Dean Thompson. Page 12 - 'Similar meaning or opposite meaning' - synonyms and antonyms.Remember to read the instructions carefully.

- Ask an adult to test you on week 34 spellings, then begin to learn week 35 - words containing 'ss' and 'mm'.

- I have set you a x4 and x8 times tables test on Purple Mash - see if you can beat your score form last time. 

- x2 IDL lessons

- Olympics History - As the 2020 summer Olympics should have been taking place this summer in Japan, I have set you a task on Purple Mash - to write about the history of the Olympic Games. There are some facts included in the task, but you could also do your own research using the internet. Don't forget to include some pictures as well. I have given you a week to complete this task.

- Complete the task set by Mr.Galpin, if you haven't already done so.

- Tend to your sunflowers - watering etc.

- Get some exercise and fresh air.

Have a great day and hopefully things will be back to normal tomorrow.

Mrs. Holroyd

Tuesday 9th June
 
Bonjour la classe! Hope you have all had a good night's sleep.
Thank you to the children who sent their buddy letters to the office yesterday - very much appreciated. I've received 10 now, so still another 15 to go! If you haven't completed yours yet, please crack on and get that finished and sent to me via the office. It would be helpful if you could attach it as a word document for my attention. Thank you.
Oh, I added some photos (under yesterday's message) of artwork in the style of Andy Goldsworthy, a fact file and some sunflowers!! Impressive! 
 
Tasks for today:
- Maths - Lesson 2 - Understand thousandths. You will find the worksheets (including the answers) below yesterday's message, as well as the video link. You can either print off the worksheets and write on them or record you answers in your homework book or on paper. 
- English - Talk4writing - We are going to continue with work from last week based on the text and work from the Talk4 writing underneath this message - One Chance by Dean Thompson. Remember - don't print out the worksheets as this will be a lot of ink. Instead write down your ideas from the worksheets into your homework book or onto spare paper. The work will continue to build up during the week so keep what you do each day.
Today's work is page 7 - Read or listen to the story 'One Chance'. Write your prediction (page 8). Finish reading to the end of page 9. 
- Spellings - Practice week 34 spellings - words containing 'rant' and ending with 'ance'.
IDL x2 lessons
Times tables - Practise your x4 and x8 times tables. I will be setting a times tables test for x4 and x8 tables on Friday, so prioritise these tables this week. You can challenge yourself to get a better score and time this week.
- Bug Club - choose a book from your colour band, read out and answer the questions - if you didn't manage to do it yesterday.
- Get some fresh air and do some exercise.
- Don't forget to water your sunflowers and if you are able to, take a photo of it and send it to me. I will then put it on our class page (but not mentioning your name for safety reasons) for everyone to see. 
 
Mr. Galpin may put on another activity for today.
 
Have a fabulous day. Remember to wash your hands regularly (whilst singing Happy Birthday) and keep safe.
 
Mrs. Holroyd
 
Friday 5th June
 
Buenos días Year 5! Friday has finally arrived! Hope you've all had a good week and got back into your new routine.
 
Tasks for today:
- Maths - I have set a times tables test for you on Purple Mash - x6, x7, x8 and x9 tables. Hopefully you have completed the 4 White Rose lessons this week. If not, complete them today if you can.
English - Continue to work on the letter to your 'buddy'. Check yesterday's message for all the details of what you need to include. This work needs to be perfect, so please take your time and remember who your audience is - your buddy and their parents. 
- Spellings - Practise week 33 spellings and if you feel you are ready, ask an adult to test you on them (otherwise wait until Monday when you have practised them more over the weekend).
- IDL x2 lessons
- Complete any Andy Goldsworthy work or tasks for Mr. Galpin that you haven't completed yet.
- Get plenty of exercise and fresh air. Keep washing your hands regularly and remember to water your sunflowers seeds.
 
Have a fabulous weekend and stay safe.
 
Mrs. Holroyd
 
 
Good morning everyone! I hope you have had a lovely week and still found some time to get yourselves outside for some fresh air around the rain. Friday is here and you have nearly completed the first week back after half term. 
 
 
There has been some fantastic pieces of artwork sent through, I'm very impressed with them and I hope you have all been busy today planning your letter for your FS2 buddy. Remember to use interesting vocabulary and tell them about things that they should be looking forward to seeing and doing.
 
I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
 
Mr Galpin
Wednesday 3rd June
 
Bonjour la classe!  Comment ca va? Hope you had a lovely day yesterday in the sunshine, collecting items for your Andy Goldsworthy artwork perhaps? If you have any photos of your artwork, I would love to see them!
 
Today's tasks: 
- Maths - Lesson 3 - Fractions of an amount. The worksheets (including the answers) are below Monday's message, as well as the video link. You can either print off the worksheets and write on them or record you answers in your homework book or on paper.  
English -Talk4writing - We are going to continue with work based on the text and work from the Talk4 writing link in column 1 - One Chance by Dean Thompson. Remember - don't print out the worksheets as this will be a lot of ink. Instead write down your ideas from the worksheets into your homework book or onto spare paper. The work will build up during this week so keep what you do each day.
Today's work is page 6 The Mirror of Despair. Make sure you read very carefully what you are being asked to do. 
Spellings - Practise week 33 spellings - words containing 'ent'.
IDL x2 lessons
Practise times tables using TTRockstars.

- Art activity - in the style of Andy Goldsworthy. If you didn't do this task yesterday, you could do it today. Using natural things in and around your home environment eg. leaves, twigs, pine cones, shells, stones, buttercups etc. you can create artwork in the style of Andy Goldsworthy. Google Andy Goldsworthy and you will find lots of lovely creations by primary schools on the internet. You could photograph your creations. 

- Create a fact file about Andy Goldsworthy. You will need to research information about Andy Goldsworthy and put that information into your own words. Include information about when and where he was born, where he lives, his family, what inspired him to be an artists, what inspired him to use the environment to create his work - anything of interest about him. Present your work in a creative manner and maybe you could include a picture of him - either print one off or draw it. 

 Mr. Galpin may add a message and an activity for today as well.

Have a great day and stay safe. Remember to wash your hands regularly, especially if you are picking things up off the ground for your artwork.

Get some fresh air and exercise in between the raindrops!!

Take care

Mrs. Holroyd

 

Welcome to Wednesday Year 5! I hope you enjoyed the start of the week with the sun shining, Wednesday seems like it might be a bit wet, but you only get wet once and if your prepared you can have just as much fun in the rain, especially if you are collecting nature for your Art work (I'm sure it will also do our sunflower seeds the world of good).

 

I thought if it was wet today maybe you would like an activity for inside, so given that the weather changed quite a lot overnight I thought you could complete these activities to measure it. CLICK ME to find some activities to help you add to your 30 day wild challenge.

I have also given you some French activities to continue with, staying with the theme and looking at the weather French weather.

Hope you enjoy your day.

 

Mr Galpin

Monday 1st June
 
Welcome back Year 5! I hope you and your families have had a wonderful half term and enjoyed the glorious sunshine. I hope you are now refreshed and ready for the next half term of learning. How are you sunflower seeds  doing? I trust you have been watering them regularly in this hot weather. Have any shoots appeared yet?
 
Today's tasks: 
- Maths - Lesson 1 - Multiply unit and non unit fractions by integers. You will find the worksheets (including the answers) below this message, as well as the video link. You can either print off the worksheets and write on them or record you answers in your homework book or on paper. 
 
- English -Talk4writing - This week (and probably next week as well) we will take all the text and work from the Talk4 writing link below - One Chance by Dean Thompson. Please don't print out the worksheets as this will be a lot of ink. Instead write down your ideas from the worksheets into your homework book or onto spare paper. The work will build up during this week so keep what you do each day. Today read page 2 - Welcome to the One Chance Workbook and complete the task -'Just one Wish'. Then complete the task 'The Downside' on page 3 and 'A Little more magical' on page 4.
 
Spellings - If you haven't already done so, ask an adult to test you on week 31 spellings - words ending 'liar' and words containing 'reign' and 'or'. Begin to learn week 33 spellings - words containing 'ent'.

IDL x2 lessons

Practise your x4 and x8 times tables. 

- Choose some Maths games to practise your mental maths skills on Purple Mash.

Mr. Galpin is hoping to add a message and an activity for today as well.

Have a great day, stay safe and remember to wash your hands regularly. Get plenty of fresh air and exercise.

Take care

Mrs. Holroyd

 

Good morning Year 5! I hope half term treated you well and you and your families managed to enjoy the weather, getting out in the sunshine. I am a little behind with my sunflower seeds as I only actually planted them yesterday but I will keep you updated as my seeds begin to grow and develop. 

 

I have attached a PDF named '30 days wild' for you to begin. If you can, print a copy off so you can record an act of wildness each day, or make your own version to record your acts on. Throughout June I shall be adding some ideas for you to use during your 30 days.

 

Remember to water your seedlings, be positive and try to get some fresh air.

 

Mr Galpin

Peripatetic Music Lessons from September 2020
 
Your family should have received an email today (30.6.20) letting them know about the instrumental lessons that are available for you from September. Please read the information carefully and if you are interested in learning a brass, woodwind, string instrument or the keyboard then follow the instructions in the email and contact Edsential by the end of the week if possible so that it gives Edsential time to organise a Taster session if you require it and also to timetable the lessons for next term.
If you have been learning the recorder, guitar or are  in the School Band with Mrs Mitchell then this will continue with her as normal. 
Thursday 2nd July
 
Bonjour Year 5! I hope you have woken up bright-eyed and bushy tailed this morning. Please make sure you read the 'music' information about Peripatetic music lessons from September that Mrs. Mitchell has put on above this message. Your parents should have received an email as well. 
Remember that all the resources that you are using this week are at the top of the first column.
 
Today's tasks: 
- Maths - week 10 Lesson 4 - Calculating angles around a point. You will find the worksheets (including the answers) at the top of the first column, as well as the video link. You can either print off the worksheets and write on them or record you answers in your homework book or on paper. 
 
English -Talk4writing -We will be continuing with the new text and work from Talk4writing Batch 4  - Wonderful Wizards by Maria Richards. Please don't print out the worksheets as this will be a lot of ink. Instead write down your ideas from the worksheets into your homework book or onto spare paper. The work will build up during the next few weeks so keep what you do each day.
Today's task: 'Wizard Words' page 8 and 9 - be creative! Think back to Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone from the first term. 
Spellings - Practise week 37 spellings - listed above.

IDL x2 lessons

Practise your x3, x4, x5, x6 and x8 times tables - Times tables test tomorrow. 

-Art - 'Great artists throughout the Ages'. Complete your fact file if you haven't already done so. Today's task is to match up activity. Match the artist's name, famous work and facts about their life. The worksheets are saved at the bottom of the list of the resources in the first column, called 'Match up Activity without answers'. If you are unable to print out the sheets, write down the names of the artists and then copy down the correct facts relating to that artist. You can then produce your own copy of the famous work. You may need to read through the Powerpoint and information sheet again to help you. I will reveal the answers tomorrow!

-Summer Reading Challenge - Thought I'd keep this on in case you haven't got round to it yet. We thought it might be a good idea to put the link on our class pages to encourage reading now and through the summer. You can join as a Home and there are links for online books. So why not get started now??

 
Get plenty of exercise and fresh air. Keep being helpful around the house doing some chores.

Have a fabulous day - keep washing your hands regularly.

Take care and stay safe.

Mrs. Holroyd

 

Good morning Year 5. I hope you are well and are enjoying the fabulous month of July, can you tell with the lovely sunshine we have been getting?

I hope that you are trying to get the best results for our sports day! Remember to practice your spellings and times tables and try to get an idea of some of the books you might want to read for the summer reading challenge. 

I've attached some pictures of my sunflowers for you to see and compare against yours. I'm sure some of your sunflowers will be much taller though.

 

Mr Galpin

Tuesday 30th June
 
Good morning Year 5! I hope you all had good night's sleep. I'm aware that some of you are in school now - I'm sorry I can't be with you.
Remember that all the resources that you are using this week are at the top of the first column.
 
Today's tasks: 
- Maths - week 10 Lesson 2 - Drawing lines and angles accurately . You will find the worksheets (including the answers) at the top of the first column, as well as the video link. You can either print off the worksheets and write on them or record you answers in your homework book or on paper. 
 
English -Talk4writing -We will be continuing with the new text and work from Talk4writing Batch 4  - Wonderful Wizards by Maria Richards. Please don't print out the worksheets as this will be a lot of ink. Instead write down your ideas from the worksheets into your homework book or onto spare paper. The work will build up during the next few weeks so keep what you do each day.
Today read page 4 - 'Let's go to Wizard School'. Read the text 'Welcome to the School of Wizardry'. Follow the instructions for the task 'What do the words mean?'on page 5. Then complete the task on page 6 'Which Synonyms' - matching synonyms to the target words.
Spellings - Practise week 37 spellings - listed above.

IDL x2 lessons

Practise your x3, x4, x5, x6 and x8 times tables. I will be setting a times tables test on Friday. 

-Art - Read through the PowerPoint again - 'Great artists throughout the Ages' - this tells you about 16 successful artists dating from the 1590's to the 1980's; and re-read the 'Information sheet' - this is full of information about different artist movements through the ages including Baroque, Art Nouveau and Surrealism. It also points out which artists belong to which era. Your task today and tomorrow is to create an Artist's Fact File. Include when they were born, when they died, the 'mediums' they used, the 'style' they used, their most famous piece/s, lots of other interesting facts and a picture. You could use the internet to further your research. Present your work in an interesting, creative manner.

-Summer Reading Challenge - If may not have got round to this yesterday. We thought it might be a good idea to put the link on our class pages to encourage reading now and through the summer. You can join as a Home and there are links for online books. So why not get started now??

 
Don't forget to exercise and get some fresh air. And be helpful around the house doing some chores.

Have a great day - keep washing your hands regularly.

Take care and stay safe.

Mrs. Holroyd

Friday 26th June
 
A very warm welcome to you all this morning Year 5!
I hope you are well and didn't melt yesterday! The temperature reached just over 34 degrees C in our garden - too hot!!
 
Today's tasks: 
Maths - Complete any unfinished work on decimals from this week. I have set a times tables test on x7 and x9 tables on Purple Mash.
English - Complete editing and redrafting your story and then present it in neat - either in the little book as shown on page 24 or word processed/ typed up.
Spellings - practice week 36 spellings. If you feel you are ready, you could ask an adult to test you on them, or if not, practise them over the weekend and do the test on Monday.
IDL x2 lessons.
Geography - Complete any unfinished tasks/ worksheets set earlier in  the week. 
Read the Information Sheet about Tornado Alley in the USA and the 2013 Moore Tornado in Oklahoma. (below). Imagine that you were in Moore, Oklahoma at the time of the tornado. Using the photos on the Picture Cards (below) to help you, write a diary recount of what happened and draw a before and after picture to show the damage done by the tornado. Think about how you would have felt when the tornado hit, where you would go to keep safe, what your home would be like after the tornado had hit, what possessions you would lose, etc.
Practise times tables using TTRockstars.
Complete any tasks set by Mr.Galpin.
 
Finally, below this message are the answers to the Road Safety Quiz. How well did you do?
 
Have a wonderful weekend. Wash your hands regularly and stay safe.
Mrs. Holroyd
Wednesday 24th June
 
Good morning Year 5! I hope you are bright-eyed and bushy tailed. I think it's going to be hot today, so if you are going to do any exercise outside you might consider doing it in the morning.
 
Today's tasks:
Maths - lesson 3 - multiply decimals by 10, 100 and 1000. You will find the worksheets (including the answers) below Monday's message, as well as the video link. You can either print off the worksheets and write on them or record you answers in your homework book or on paper. 
English - Talk4writing - We are continuing with work from last few weeks based on the text and work from the Talk4 writing - One Chance by Dean Thompson (below Monday's message).
Today's work is: page 24- Use your plan to draft your new wishing tale. Remember to use intriguing vocabulary, sentence structures like compound sentences, subordinate clauses, 3 action sentences, interesting conjunctions and paragraphs.
Practice week 36 spellings listed below Monday's message.
Practise x7 and x9 tables - test on Friday!
IDL x2 lessons.
If you have time - TTRockstars.
Geography - complete work from Monday and yesterday.
Road Safety Quiz - Road Safety Officer, Colette Power, has created a Road Safety Quiz (with answers) as a reminder of the importance to be careful around roads. She thought it might be a bit of fun as well, and hope you find it interesting and useful. Record your answers to the quiz in your homework book or on a piece of paper and I will send you the answers with Friday’s work!
Continue with any work set by Mr. Galpin.
 
Apply plenty of sun cream when you are getting some fresh air, and exercise with caution - don't over-heat.
Wash your hands regularly and help around the house/ in the garden when you can.
Have a fabulous day and stay safe.
Mrs. Holroyd
 
Take a look a some great geography work. Very impressive.
Monday 22nd June
 
A very good morning to you all!
I hope you've had a wonderful weekend with your families and that you are all well. This week's Twitter theme is Superheroes week which will focus on real life superheroes such as the NHS.
 
Today's tasks:
Maths - week 9 - Subtracting decimals with the same number of decimal places. You will find the worksheets (including the answers) below today's message, as well as the video link. You can either print off the worksheets and write on them or record you answers in your homework book or on paper.
English - Talk4writing - We are continuing with work from last week based on the text and work from the Talk4 writing underneath this message - One Chance by Dean Thompson. As I explained on Friday, all the work that you have been doing based on this text is leading towards this week's work, where you will be planning and writing your own wishing story.
Today's work: Page 22 - What happens in your wishing story? Plan out these ideas (Talk4writing Batch 3 below this message)
Spellings - If you are able to, ask an adult to test you on last week's spellings Week 35. As we have know finished the weekly lists in your spelling books, I am going to give you a list of 10 taken from the list of 100 words that Year 5 and 6 must learn, which is recorded at the front of your Spelling book. (week 36 - spellings below this message).
Geography - To find out about extreme weather conditions across the world. Read through all the slides on the presentation (Extreme Earth Geography Slide 3 below). Think about what the weather like today, what it was like yesterday and what you expect it to be like tomorrow. For a lot of the world, weather changes very little. It can be hot, cold, rainy, snowy, foggy, 
etc. but not extreme. However, freak weather occurrences can happen anywhere in the world and some parts of the world frequently have to endure extreme weather. What kinds of extreme weather can you think of? Read through the information on the slides about different types of extreme weather, such as tropical storms, tornadoes, blizzards, etc. 
Which of these types of extreme weather have you ever experienced? What was it like?
Using worksheet 3B (Extreme Earth Geography Work 3B below), complete the glossary of (write definitions for) extreme weather. Try to use what they have found out from the slide presentation, but you could also use books and/or access to the internet. 
IDL x2 lessons
Practise x7 and x9 tables - I will set a times tables test on Friday on Purple Mash.
 
Get plenty of fresh air and exercise. 
Remember to water your sunflowers. I hope they coped alright with all that rain last week!
Wash your hands regularly and keep safe.
Have a fabulous day and try to help out at home as much as you can - it will be very much appreciated.
 
Mrs. Holroyd
 

Thursday 18th June

Good morning children! Hope you have had a good night’s sleep and are ready to tackle a new day. I’m still waiting for 12 ‘Buddy’ letters!! Please get these finished as Mrs. Evans is intending to post them in July.

Tasks for today:

Maths – Week 8 – lesson 3 – Adding decimals with the same number of decimal places. Use the links under Tuesday’s message.

English – Continue with the Talk4Writing – One Chance. Page 18 – Creating a mood with a sentence (3a). Page 19 – Creating a mood with a sentence (3b).

Spellings – Practice week 35 spellings.

Times tables – focus on x3 and x6 tables.

IDL x2 lessons.

Geography – complete the 2 tasks set this week on Extreme Earth - To find out about the water cycle and the distribution of water across the world – worksheets 2A and 2D.

Complete any work you need to for Mr. Galpin

Make sure you do some exercise and get some fresh air.

Have a fabulous day. Keep washing your hands regularly and stay safe.

Mrs. Holroyd

 

Welcome to tremendous Thursday children. I hope you are all ready for a rainy day though, the forecast says raining 9:00 - 20:00, sounds like it will be wet. I hope you are all finishing off your buddy letters if you have not already sent them in.

 

I have had some lovely work sent through to me today which has been wonderful to see. Day 4 of Refugee Awareness week I am asking you to look for your climate justice hero.

Day 4:

Thank your climate justice hero.

In 2019, nearly 25 million people were internally displaced by disasters, if big changes are not made there could be nearly 3 billion people living in places that are too hot for humans by 2070. I would like you to celebrate people around the world, in your community or people you know who are caring for our environment and fighting for the future.

It could be a climate activist (Greta Thunberg or Sir David Attenborough) or someone looking after nature in your community. This is your chance to draw a picture of the work that they have completed or inspired or share something that they have written or said.   

 

I hope you have a brilliant day and try to get some fresh air even though it is rainy. I have also attached a photo of my sunflower seeds growing (along with Echo, who really wanted to be in the picture). I hope your sunflowers are being looked after and growing nicely.

 

Mr Galpin

Tuesday 16th June
 
Good morning Year 5! Hope you are bright-eyed and bushy tailed this morning. What a beautiful sunny day it was yesterday - hope you managed to spend sometime outside.
 
Today's tasks:
Maths - Week 8 - lesson 1 - Understand percentages. You will find the worksheets (including the answers) below today's message, as well as the video link. You can either print off the worksheets and write on them or record you answers in your homework book or on paper. 
English - Talk4writing - We are continuing with work from last week based on the text and work from the Talk4 writing underneath this message - One Chance by Dean Thompson.
Today's work: Pages 14 and 15 - Likes, dislikes, puzzles and surprises. This is about your opinions. Remember to justify your answers - give your reasons to develop your justifications.
Spellings - Practise week 35 - words containing 'ss' and 'mm'.
Times tables - Practise x3 and x6 - you could use TTRockstars to help you with this.
Geography - To find out about the water cycle and the distribution of water across the world. Read through all the slides on the presentation (saved below 'Extreme Earth Geography Slide 2)

Where does rain come from? All the water in the world rises from the Earth’s surface and falls back to the ground in a continuous cycle which is driven by the sun’s energy. Look at the diagram of the water cycle on the slides. Can you explain what is happening in this diagram?

The river has completely dried up because it hasn’t rained here for months. Why do some places get more rain than others? Do you know what a drought is? What do you think causes a drought? Go through the information on the slides about natural and human causes of drought, and the effects of droughts on the environment. 


Using worksheet 2A, (saved below 'Extreme Earth Geography Work 2A ) your task today is to complete the labels for the illustration of the water cycle, then answer the questions about droughts.
Get some fresh air and do some exercise today.
Check on your sunflower seeds/ plants - they may need some water. Any photos yet? I would love to see how they are progressing.
 
Have a great day, remembering to wash your hands regularly and stay safe.
 
Mrs. Holroyd
 
 
Good morning Year 5! I hope you had a lovely weekend and have managed to dodge the thunder storms. Although I do enjoy the sight of lightning, especially against the dark night skies.
 
I had mentioned that I would show you some photos of the bird nest that I built on Friday however, due to some technical difficulties I was not  able to. I have added them today for you to see. I hope some of you had a go at building a nest, I found it quite challenging.
 
As it is Refugee Awareness week I have got a small task each day for you. I will put them here for you to see and complete through the week however, I did not manage to put yesterday's task on so I will be leaving two for you to complete today: 

Day 1:

Watch the short BBC teach videos video 1 and video 2. Then can you research what is a refugee? What is an asylum seeker? What is the difference? 

Day 2:

Think about how a refugee might feel about moving into a local community nearby. Reflect on the languages that might be spoken by refugees, and then think of how easy it would be to pick up the British language.

Then design a poster (size of your choice) with ‘WELCOME’ in as many languages as you can think of. There are some examples and ideas for you to look at below. (Picture C/o Pintrest & Day Of Welcome Toolkit).
 
I hope you have a wonderful day and that you are looking after your sunflowers.
 
Mr Galpin
 
 
Wednesday 10th June
 
Good morning Year 5! I hope you are all well and ready for another day of learning. I still only have 10 buddy letters - please complete these as soon as possible.
 
Tasks for today:
 - Maths - Lesson 3 - Rounding decimals (remember to associate decimals with money). You will find the worksheets (including the answers) below today's message, as well as the video link. You can either print off the worksheets and write on them or record you answers in your homework book or on paper. 
- English - Talk4writing - We are continuing with work from last week based on the text and work from the Talk4 writing underneath this message - One Chance by Dean Thompson.
Today's work - Page 10 and 11 - What do the words mean? Read the instructions very carefully.
- Spellings - Practice week 34 spellings - words containing 'rant' and ending with 'ance'.
IDL x2 lessons
Times tables - Practise your x4 and x8 times tables. I will be setting a times tables test for x4 and x8 tables on Friday, so prioritise these tables this week. You can challenge yourself to get a better score and time this week.
- Olympics History - As the 2020 summer Olympics should have been taking place this summer in Japan, I have set you a task on Purple Mash - to write about the history of the Olympic Games. There are some facts included in the task, but you could also do your own research using the internet. Don't forget to include some pictures as well. I have given you a week to complete this task.
- Try to get some fresh air and do some exercise today.
- Check on your sunflower seeds/ plants - they may need some water. Any photos?
 
Mr. Galpin may put on an activity for today.
 
Have a great day, remembering to wash your hands regularly and stay safe.
 
Mrs. Holroyd
 
 
Good morning Year 5. I hope you had a fantastic day yesterday and have been keeping your smile out. I see that I have some competition for growing my sunflowers though, I've got a long way to go to catch up!
 
Remember to try and complete your buddy letters as soon as you can - these letters will be lovely for your buddy's to open and learn all about the school that they will be attending. Do you remember receiving your letter and how it made you feel? 
 
I hope you have all been remembering to find some wild activities to complete your '30 days wild' challenge. I have attached a PDF that asks you to make your own birds nest. I had an attempt at making one using lots of twigs and some of my dogs brushed out hair. I found it quite tricky and will leave a picture on Friday. 
 
Have a wonderful Wednesday.
 
Mr Galpin
 
Monday 8th June
 
Good morning Year 5!
I hope you have all had a lovely weekend and are feeling refreshed for a new week. Thank you to the children who have typed up their 'buddy' letters and sent them to the office - they are so thoughtful.
 
Today's tasks:
- English - The letter for your 'buddy' needs to be a priority today. Here are the instructions: 
You need to start it with 'Dear Buddy', as you don't know their name yet. You then need to introduce yourself - your name, age, your interests, friends, family, when you started at school etc. After that,  write a couple of paragraphs about the school - to include information like: what happens in school, the teachers, how they will make lots of friends and enjoy being with the people in their class, reading books, how you will help them at lunchtimes, changing into their pumps for PE., lots of activities they could do before and after school and the lessons they will really enjoy. Write in full sentences using interesting vocabulary, different sentences structures and openers.
Remember - this is your introduction to your buddy about you and our school, and their parents will be reading this letter to them. When you have written it, if possible ask an adult if they can check it for spelling and punctuation mistakes and to check it makes sense. You will then need to type it into neat. And of course, don't forget to write your name at the end! 
You will need to send it to the school office for my attention. It will be forwarded to me so I can check it, then I will email it back to the office where it will be printed off onto some lovely coloured paper. 
5 children have already sent theirs to me, so those children have some free time this morning!! 
- Maths - Lesson 1 - Decimals as fractions. You will find the worksheets (including the answers) below this message, as well as the video link. You can either print off the worksheets and write on them or record you answers in your homework book or on paper. 
 Spellings - If you haven't already done so, ask an adult to test you on week 33 spellings - words containing 'ent'. Begin to learn week 34 spellings - words containing 'rant' and ending with 'ance'.
IDL x2 lessons
- Times tables - Practise your x4 and x8 times tables. I will set a times tables test for x4 and x8 tables on Friday, so prioritise these tables this week. You can challenge yourself to get a better score and time this week.
- Bug Club - choose a book from your colour band, read out and answer the questions. 
- Get some fresh air and do some exercise.
 
Have a super day and stay safe. I look forward to reading more of your 'buddy' letters.
 
Mrs. Holroyd
 
 
Good  morning Year 5! I hope you have had a fantastic weekend enjoying the sun yesterday afternoon. I would like you to focus on making sure that your letter for your 'buddy' gets completed. Well done to those who have already completed and sent in your letter.
 
 
Today I will ask you to look at some interesting questions that you can decide how you would answer. There are 5 questions to look at, think about and discuss with a family member. Have a look at the RE below and this will explain everything.
 
I have also taken a few photos of how my sunflower seeds are doing as well, just to keep you updated.
 
Hope you have a lovely day and try to get your buddy letters written up. There's lots to say and lots of information to give to your 'buddy'.
 
 
Mr Galpin
 
Here is some more amazing Andy Goldsworthy artwork and a fact file. Also some sunflowers! They are looking very impressive.
Thursday 4th June
 
Good Morning Year 5! I hope you are all well and managed to get outside for at least part of yesterday. How are your sunflowers seeds coming along? 
 
Today's tasks:
- Maths - Lesson 4 - Fractions as operators. The worksheets (including the answers) are below Monday's message, as well as the video link. You can either print off the worksheets and write on them or record you answers in your homework book or on paper.
 
- English - You have an important task to write this week - a letter to your 'buddy', who will be starting school in September in FS2. Today, you need to plan and write a draft of your letter. You need to start it with 'Dear Buddy', as you don't know their name yet. You then need to introduce yourself - your name, age, your interests, friends, family, when you started at school etc. After that,  write a couple of paragraphs about the school - to include information like: what happens in school, the teachers, how they will make lots of friends and enjoy being with the people in their class, reading books, how you will help them at lunchtimes, changing into their pumps for PE., lots of activities they could do before and after school and the lessons they will really enjoy. Write in full sentences using interesting vocabulary, different sentences structures and openers.
Remember - this is your introduction to your buddy about you and our school, and their parents will be reading this letter to them. When you have written it, if possible ask an adult if they can check it for spelling and punctuation mistakes and to check it makes sense. You will then need to type it into neat. And of course, don't forget to write your name at the end! 
You will need to send it to the school office where it will be printed off onto some lovely coloured paper. 
 
Spellings - Practise week 33 spellings - words containing 'ent'.
IDL x2 lessons
Practise your x7 and x9 times tables. You could use TTRockstars to help you with this.
- Spend some time doing some silent reading. Don't forget to record it in your reading record.
- If you have time and haven't finished them yet, you could complete the Andy Goldsworthy artwork and fact file.
- Get some exercise and fresh air - very good for your mental health and happiness - see the resource at the top of this message. 
 
Have a great day and stay safe.
 
Mrs. Holroyd 
 
Have a look at what your class mates have been up to with their Andy Goldsworthy artwork. It's fabulous! 
Wednesday 10th June
 
Good morning Year 5! I hope you are all well and ready for another day of learning.
 
Tasks for today:
- Maths - Lesson 3 - Rounding decimals (remember to keep money in mind when dealing with decimals). You will find the worksheets (including the answers) below today's message, as well as the video link. You can either print off the worksheets and write on them or record you answers in your homework book or on paper.
- English - Talk4writing - We are continuing with work from last week based on the text and work from the Talk4 writing underneath this message - One Chance by Dean Thompson.
Today's work Pages 10 and 11. What do they words mean? Read the instructions very carefully.
Spellings - Practice week 34 spellings - words containing 'rant' and ending with 'ance'.
IDL x2 lessons
Times tables - Practise your x4 and x8 times tables. I will be setting a times tables test for x4 and x8 tables on Friday, so prioritise these tables this week. You can challenge yourself to get a better score and time this week.
Tuesday 2nd June
 
Good Morning Year 5! Hope you had a good day yesterday and are getting back into the swing of your home learning. If you have any photos of your sunflowers to show me how well they are going, I would love to see them.
 
Today's tasks: 
- Maths - Lesson 2 - Multiply mixed numbers by integers. The worksheets (including the answers) are below yesterday's message, as well as the video link. You can either print off the worksheets and write on them or record you answers in your homework book or on paper.  
English -Talk4writing - We are going to continue with work based on the text and work from the Talk4 writing link in column 1 - One Chance by Dean Thompson. Remember - don't print out the worksheets as this will be a lot of ink. Instead write down your ideas from the worksheets into your homework book or onto spare paper. The work will build up during this week so keep what you do each day.
Today's work is page 5 The Mirror of Wishes. Make sure you read very carefully what you are being asked to do. 
Spellings - Practise week 33 spellings - words containing 'ent'.
IDL x2 lessons
Practise your x3 and x6 times tables. You could use TTRockstars to help you with this.

- Art activity - in the style of Andy Goldsworthy – using natural things in and around your home environment eg. leaves, twigs, pine cones, shells, stones, buttercups etc. you can create artwork in the style of Andy Goldsworthy. Google Andy Goldsworthy and you will find lots of lovely creations by primary schools on the internet. You could photograph your creations. 

 Mr. Galpin may add a message and an activity for today as well.

Have a super day, stay safe and remember to wash your hands regularly. Get plenty of fresh air and exercise in the glorious sunshine. Tomorrow is not expected to be as nice - rain is forecast!

Take care

Mrs. Holroyd