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Summer Holiday Exercises

July 27, 2020

Welcome in the Summer Holidays,

Here are a few things you could do when the weather is not ideal and you are missing school or learning.

Maths:

English:

All other:

11+ test:

Enjoy your summer.

Your “old” Year 5 team.

Welcome to Year 6

July 20, 2020

Into the Summer Holidays …

July 19, 2020

… we go.

A very warm welcome to the last days in Year 5,

what a strange, challenging, rewarding and fantastic time it has been in many different aspects!

While Monday and Tuesday have our last prescribed lessons, please make sure that you are working very hard to revise and prepare for next year. Some of you will be doing the 11+ tests, others might have separate Secondary School tests and other might not take any tests. In any case, the last year of preparing you for the big, wide world is upon you and we feel your excitement and worries.

Have a fantastic 2/5 of a school week and a smashing summer break.

With a huge hug from your Year 5 team.

Here are the “click-able“ links from the picture above:

 

Wednesday

… to everybody.

From your Year 5 team

Here are the last two chapters of Wonder.

If you want to, you could send us a “free-style” book-review.

Have fun.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQ1XITJFxV8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyOdgEoI90A

 

 

Monday

Maths:

  • Starter:

English:

  • SpaG: Please complete the tasks on a sheet or Dojo and send us your answers. Thank you.

Class-Novel Reading I:

  • For today’s two sessions (so that we can finish the book), we are first listening to “Wonder” Part 8 – August – Part 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKup1Xcvt0U

      1. What did August notice when on the bus?

      2. What effect did this have on August?

      3. What was the first great activity?

      4. What would you hope to do on a nature trip/retreat?

      5. How do you know that August had a fantastic time? Give 3+ reasons/pieces of evidence.

      6. Explain how the countryside is different to the city as seen through August’s eyes.

      7. What was the big gossip on that evening? (check 5:40-6:30min into the recording)

      8. What happened at the beginning of the movie screening?

      9. What movie is being shown?

      10. List 5-10 facts you can find out about the movie.

      11. What did Jack and August do that wasn’t following the rules?

Class-Novel Reading II:

      1. What at the beginning of this part?

      2. If you were August, how would you feel?

      3. How do you think Jack felt?

      4. Who is Freddie Krueger?

      5. Who came to Jack’s and August’s rescue?

      6. What triggered the fight?

      7. How could this event mean a turn/change in the story?

      8. How do you think the kids felt when they were safe from the others?

      9. What caused huge panic and made August cry (“The waterworks”)?

      10. What is “The Emperor’s Guard”?

      11. Predict who you think the story will continue (3 facts/ideas).

Art: As last week’s Art was such a success, let’s join Mrs Cara again for a lesson on collages in the style of Henri Matisse.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/henri-matisse-and-collage

    • Remember to send me your pictures.

    • Challenge: Create a factfile about Henry Matisse and share it with us.

 

Tuesday

Maths:

  • Starter:

English:

  • SpaG: Please complete the tasks on a sheet or Dojo and send us your answers. Thank you.

Class-Novel Reading I:

  • For today’s two sessions (so that we can finish the book), we are first listening to “Wonder” Part 8 – August – Part 4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kOMBeXQbnE

    1. What book did August quote at the beginning of this section?

    2. What had changed though?

    3. What did August keep seeing when he closed his eyes?

    4. Explain how you think this event explains dad’s phrase: “Like a lamb to the slaughter.”

    5. How does all what has happened show that Auggie has grown up a lot?

    6. How have his parents, particularly his mum changed? Explain.

    7. What surprise did dad have for August and the rest of the family?

    8. Why did August enjoy the next day off school? (Give at least 2 reasons.)

 

Class-Novel Reading II:

  • Continue with “Wonder” Part 8 – August – Part 5

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UqtYN5sp_c

    1. Explain what the big shift was on August’s first day back at school.

    2. How has what August was known for changed fundamentally?

    3. What is August’s new nickname?

    4. What was found in Eddie’s locker?

    5. What were the “secrets” that Mr Tushman revealed in this section? (List at least three.)

    6. What did Mr Tushman keep Auggie’s self-portrait?

    7. What secret did dad reveal to August? How did he explain his action?

    8. How did August make dad laugh?

Science: I can describe and explain the stages in the rock-cycle.

Music:

In preparation for next year, have a go with these free workbooks from White-Rose: /

 

Oh no! The last full week this school year – 13/07/2020

July 12, 2020

Welcome back to the last full week of the school year,

What an exciting week. Finally, we will see each other again, Cannon Street Bridge Class on Tuesday (Surnames A-L 9:45-11:15; Surnames M-Z 13:15-14:45) and London Bridge Class on Thursday (Surnames A-M 9:45-11:15; Surnames N-Z 13:15-14:45).

There is a little change to the Maths. Since we are revising/revisiting a topic, you will have 2 sets of tasks, the revision is a must and the investigation is a can with a big please try it though. We are really looking forward to seeing your work.

Have a fantastic week and enjoy your learning.

The Year 5 team.

Friday

Maths:

  • Today, you will receive the last “Family investigation“ or “Family Maths challenge“. Have fun and remember to only check once you have given your best.

    • The challenge is fairly quick …

    • therefore, I challenge you to create your own “Family investigation”/”Family challenge” in Maths that contains at least 5 different, tricky questions.

      • Shared it with your loved ones/test your parents.

  • Also, use the spare time to catch up with any Maths you haven‘t yet completed.

English:

  • No SpaG today, but ensure you have done all the other ones from the week.

 

    • Challenge: Can you write your own story that teaches the lesson, “The only true gold is what‘s in your heart“.

 

Class-Novel Reading:

  • We are continuing with Miranda gaining a very different, almost unexpected insight into things.

  • Please listen and then complete the questions to “Wonder“ Part 7 – Miranda – Part 2.

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

Answer these questions (You can copy-paste these questions into Dojo or a Word-Document and then answer & send it.):

      1. Summarise the events around the performance.

      2. Explain how the performance marks a change in the relationship between Via and Miranda.

 

Since this was only a short one, please continue with “Wonder” Part 8 – August – Part 1 – HOW EXCITING!!! (Please excuse the baby noises towards the end of the recording.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYEcnMoIPc0

      1. Explain why August is anxious as well as excited about what is about to happen.

      2. How does August’s changing relationship with Star Wars symbolises his growing up? Explain.

      3. What is the special thing that you want to be known for amongst your peers/friends?

      4. What effect has Auggie’s comment, “Ai, ai, Sir.” towards mum?

      5. Which book was August reading until he fell asleep?

      6. What effect did August seeing Daisy’s ghost have on him?

 

ICT/Spanish:

Instead of ICT which is usually a little tricky to share, let‘s have an extended Spanish afternoon when you can revise and catch-up with the following topics on Language-Angels → Entry Level Challenge:

  • Unit 3: “Basic Vocabulary“

  • Unit 1: Puedo …“

  • Challenge I: Try Unit 2 “Los Instrumentos“

  • Challenge II: Create a learning poster showing us all you have learnt in Spanish this year.

  • Please send a picture for some extra Dojo-Points.

  • Please simply …

    • go to http://www.languageangels.com

    • click on “Log-in“ at the top lefthand side

    • click on “Log-in Home School“ → FREE (for language angels schools) → log-in: Howard1986 pw: lahome

    • choose Spanish (top-middle – Spanish flag)

    • After that, play some topic related games from the Games section.

    • Enjoy.

 

Thursday

London Bridge, you must be excited to see each other again tomorrow. Since it is your “Get-together-day“ at school, please miss out Math (if you are coming to school in the morning) or RE/PSHE (if you are coming to school in the afternoon). The missed lessons, you can catch-up with whenever you have a spare moment this week or as a piece of homework. Thank you.

Please remember …

London Bridge: Thursday 9:45-11:15 (Surnames A-M)                    1:15-2:45 (Surnames N-Z)

Remember that you will be entering and leaving through the gate coming in from Dering Place where the blue flag waves, next to the blue instrument container. Have a great time.

Maths:

  • Starter:

  • L.O.: I can calculate time using timetables.

    • https://vimeo.com/436507852

    • Task:

English:

  • SpaG: Please complete the tasks on a sheet or Dojo and send us your answers. Thank you.

  • Main: Today‘s lesson links two incredibly interesting/fascinating themes, that of King Midas (who had to learn a very important lesson) with Alchemy (the medieval version of Chemistry and the art of purifying, making gold and finding a universal “potion“).

 

Class-Novel Reading:

  • And here we are – arriving at the next big part, narrated from the view point of Miranda. I am so excited to find out how it continues and how things look like from her perspective.

  • Please listen and then complete the questions to “Wonder“ Part 7Miranda – Part 1.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqtAUhPj55g

  • Answer these questions (You can copy-paste these questions into Dojo or a Word-Document and then answer & send it.):
      1. Describe Miranda’s home-life.

      2. Explain how Via’s and Miranda’s families are very different.

      3. What was Miranda’s big lie in Summer camp? How did it change her?

      4. Describe the relationship between Miranda and Auggie.

      5. How is Miranda’s friendship with Via different to the one with Ella? Which friendship is better and why?

      6. Explain Miranda’s role in why the initial play got changed.

      7. Explain why Miranda did not perform on the opening night of the theatre show.

      8. What do you think/predict/guess Miranda’s real reason for not performing was?

      9. What do you predict will happen next? Why?

 

RE/PSHE: I can explore feelings related to change.

  • Please follow the attached .pdf-document: Changes

 

Wednesday

Maths:

  • Starter:

English:

  • SpaG: Please complete the tasks on a sheet or Dojo and send us your answers. Thank you.

 

Class-Novel Reading:

We are continuing with August and I am excited to find out how it is going to continue. Are you? I hope so.

Please listen and then complete the questions to “Wonder“ Part 6 – August – Part 3.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=598DDZydSVY

Answer these questions (You can copy-paste these questions into Dojo or a Word-Document and then answer & send it.):

      1. What had happened to Daisy?

      2. Why could August not wear a basketball cap any-more? How did this influence his confidence?

      3. What did mum forget?

      4. Explain the word “understudy”.

      5. Explain why you think August doesn’t want dad calling him “Auggie-Doggie” anymore.

      6. What completely surprised the family at the beginning of the play?

      7. Why did everyone cheer so much at the end of the play? Explain.

      8. Explain why everyone should at least once in their life get a standing ovation.

      9. Who did August meet when he got lost at the end of the chapter.

      10. Make 3 predictions of what Miranda might tell us in her chapter.

Music:

    • Mr Regan was in the process of adding more tasks for you on the CMA website and Seesaw. So, please make sure you have completed all of them.

    • https://www.cma-online.co.uk/making-music-years-5-6 (password: makingmusic123)

      • Please keep on checking for the session 10 to be published.

      • Should this proof tricky or if there is a delay, please ensure that you have completed all other tasks.

    • Optional: Complete this really fascinating lesson on “how and why singing makes us feel good“:

 

Geography

Today, during our concluding rivers lesson, we are going to do three things.

    1. Please follow the attached slides learning about river defences (like we studied coastal defences many weeks ago).

      1. Unscramble the words and write a short definition/explanation of the words down. RiversKeywordsUnscramble

              • If you normally work with an adult, aim to complete 5-7 of these words.

              • The others, should try all words.

    1. Please choose one of the following rivers and create a factfile/poster about that river.

            • Severn (UK), Thames (UK), Trent (UK), Seine (France), Amazon (South-America), Yangtse (China), Ganges (India), Brahmaputra (Tibet, India, Bangladesh), Nile (Egypt), Mekong (South-East-Asia), Rhine (Central Europe), Danube (Central Europe), Zambezi (South-East-Africa), Mississippi (USA), Colorado River (USA)

            • Include:

              • catchy title, picture, country, length, location of the source and mouth, a map, important cities along its course, important (geographical) areas it flows through, use of the river to humans, dangers (e.g. particular times of floodings), reason why this river is worthwhile studying, special scientific facts (e.g. habitats along its course, special flora/plants and fauna/animals, …), at least one fun-fact etc.

      • Enjoy.

      • I can‘t wait to see your River fact-files. Please make them really appealing so we can use them for display.

 

 

Tuesday

Cannon Street Bridge, since it is your “Get-together-day“ at school, please miss out Math (if you are coming to school in the morning) or Science (if you are coming to school in the afternoon). The missed lessons, you can catch-up with whenever you have a spare moment this week or as a piece of homework. Thank you.

Please remember …

We can’t wait to see you in school this week:

Cannon Street Bridge: Tuesday 9:45-11:15 (Surnames A-L)                  1:15-2:45pm (Surnames M-Z)

London Bridge: Thursday 9:45-11:15 (Surnames A-M)                    1:15-2:45 (Surnames N-Z)

Remember that you will be entering and leaving through the gate coming in from Dering Place where the blue flag waves, next to the blue instrument container.

 

Maths:

  • Starter:

English:

  • SpaG: Please complete the tasks on a sheet or Dojo and send us your answers. Thank you.

  • Main: Please follow this lesson on “creating and describing a revolting menu in the style of Roald Dahl“. We can‘t wait for your fabulous menues and descriptions!

 

Class-Novel Reading:

We are continuing with August‘s second big part of the book.

Please listen and then complete the questions to “Wonder“ Part 6 – August – Part 2.

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

Answer these questions (You can copy-paste these questions into Dojo or a Word-Document and then answer & send it.):

      1. How did mum react to Via not inviting the parents to the school play?

      2. What do you think was said between mum and Via when August couldn’t hear anything anymore despite his Lobot-hearing-aids? Write at least one statement that each of them could have said.

      3. What is your opinion on August’s behaviour when he called mum and Via liars and himself a “freak”? Explain.

      4. How do we know that everyone is devastated about what happened with Daisy? (Give at least 1 piece of evidence for each character.)

      5. When have you lost a beloved pet? What do you do to remember it?

      6. What does August think about life in “heaven”? What is your opinion on his thoughts?

Science: I can identify different types of rocks.

 

Monday

Maths:

  • Starter:

English:

  • SpaG: Please complete the tasks on a sheet or Dojo and send us your answers. Thank you.

  • Main: Please follow this lesson on “escape based logic puzzles“. We can‘t wait for your fabulous ideas!

 

Class-Novel Reading:

We are continuing with “Wonder“ and are now coming back to August. EXCITING!!!

  • Please listen and then complete the questions to “Wonder“ Part 6August – Part 1.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jLfZtxKfnc

  • Answer these questions (You can copy-paste these questions into Dojo or a Word-Document and then answer & send it.):

      1. Which famous author is the opening quote taken from?

      2. Complete the sentence that August said: “All those eyes are compasses and I am ………………………“

      3. What funny observation did August make about the children‘s parents? When looking at your own class and experience, do you agree or disagree? Explain.

      4. Which month was the worst? Why? Explain.

      5. What is the Dean of a school?

      6. Describe how Jack and August made the best out of the terrible situation (think of notes that were put in lockers).

      7. How did the “war“ change throughout March? Why?

      8. What did August need to get? Explain how and why he changed his opinion on that “special thing“?

      9. Explain what a Lobot is.

      10. When in your own life have you worried about something a lot, but then it turned out to be nothing or not that bad?

Art

 

Tuesday

 

Week of 6th July 2020

July 5, 2020

Hello everybody,

What an exciting week. We have finished the angle work and also Floodland. What next? Well, in English we will be moving to non-fiction and first look at persuasive language in the form of a speech. This time we will dive deeper where you only scratched the surface the other week with the BBC bitesize lesson on that topic. We will use the great ideas from the Hamilton Trust and link the topic with inspirational figures like Dr Martin Luther King and Nobel Peace Price winner Malala Yousafzai. In Maths, we will enter a phase of revision. This week will see us link polygons with translations and reflection. We really hope that you will enjoy it.

Have a great week and enjoy your learning.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

The Year 5 team.

Friday

Maths:

  • Today, we are continuing with our Friday tradition of the “Family investigation“ or “Family Maths challenge“:

  • Also, use the time to catch up with any Maths you haven‘t yet completed.

English:

  • SpaG – Hurray, none today. (Oh, that even rhymes.)

  • I have looked for a long time to find something that hopefully is exciting.

 

Class-Novel Reading:

  • If I remember correctly, there are some really comical parts coming up as we continue unfolding the story from Justin‘s perspective.

  • Please listen and then complete the questions to “Wonder“ Part 5 – Justin – Part 2.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPGzeyGQ02w&frags=pl%2Cwn

Answer these questions (You can copy-paste these questions into Dojo or a Word-Document and then answer & send it.):

      1. Summarise in your own words what happened at the bus-stop.

      2. Explain what is so funny about the events at the bus-stop.

      3. Why do you think Jack is telling Justin about the bullying?

      4. What would you have done in Justin‘s position?

      5. Who is Clint Eastwood?

      6. How might this event influence the story?

      7. What surprises Justin about Miranda?

      8. Which phrase that Miranda uses says that August has a tough life?

      9. Why did Via not tell her parents about the play?

      10. How does she feel about it and why? Explain.

      11. Why is Justin so confused? Explain.

 

ICT: I can create an interactive game using Scratch.

Spanish:

  • Follow the fifth lesson in our Topic “Mi clase“ using the home-learning log-in from language-angels.

  • Please simply …

    • go to http://www.languageangels.com

    • click on “Log-in“ at the top lefthand side

    • click on “Log-in Home School“ → FREE (for language angels schools) → log-in: Howard1986 pw: lahome

    • choose Spanish (top-middle – Spanish flag)

    • complete “Mi clase“ – Lesson 5

      • Practise using the slide-show.

      • Complete the Reading Exercise (choose your own challenge).

    • After that, play some topic related games from the Games section.

 

Have a happy weekend everybody.

We can’t wait to see you in school next week:

Cannon Street Bridge: Tuesday 9:45-11:15 (Surnames A-L)                  1:15-2:45pm (Surnames M-Z)

London Bridge: Thursday 9:45-11:15 (Surnames A-M)                    1:15-2:45 (Surnames N-Z)

Remember that you will be entering and leaving through the gate in Dering Place where the blue flag waves.

 

Thursday

Happy Thursday to all,

Sorry, we never got to the “river-conflicts“-roleplay, but hopefully you still enjoyed the Geography.

Maths:

  • Starter:

English:

  • SpaG: Please complete the tasks on a sheet or Dojo and send us your answers. Thank you.

  • Main: Once your letters to Malala are finished, have a dive into the lyrics of a quite political song “… For one more forgotten hero and a world that doesn’t care” → Complete the activities as suggested in the document. Enjoy: Year 5 Week 6 Thursday

    • The children in school, will be exploring this on Friday as we will be continuing with our letters to Malala.

 

Class-Novel Reading:

We are now going to look at things from Justin‘s perspective. Be prepared for some serious giggles, but also very deep thoughts.

Please listen and then complete the questions to “Wonder“ Part 5 – Justin – Part 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKAio_z6qW8

Answer these questions (You can copy-paste these questions into Dojo or a Word-Document and then answer & send it.):

      1. Why was Justin still very surprised when he saw August for the first time?

      2. What do we learn about the way Justin writes? Why do you think that is?

      3. What do we learn is special about Via?

      4. What did really upset Via when she thinks back at her birthday parties when she was younger?

      5. What is a messenger bag?

      6. Complete the sentence and explain its deep meaning: “Olivia is a girl who …”

      7. What surprised Justin about Via’s parents? How are they different to Justin’s parents?

      8. What is Baroque? Explain the word and find the name of a famous Baroque composer.

      9. How did Daisy enter the life of August’s family?

      10. What did Justin notice about himself when getting home after meeting Via’s family?

      11. What is a Good-luck-sign? What other Good-luck-signs do you know? Has any ever worked? When?

      12. What do you think Justin wished for?

      13. What do you think Via wished for?

 

RE/PSHE

  • Today, we will be moving on to the next big transitional step in people‘s life.

 

Wednesday

Maths:

  • Starter:

English:

  • SpaG: Please complete the tasks on a sheet or Dojo and send us your answers. Thank you. Please don’t get confused about the numbering.

  • Main: I can identify persuasive language in a speech.

    • Main: Today, you will look at the power of speech as used by the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize winner (Malala Yousafzai).

 

Class-Novel Reading:

We will continue with Jack. I wonder what happens next.

Please listen and then complete the questions to “Wonder“ Part 4 – Jack – Part 6.

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woR9XDXJ33g

    Answer these questions (You can copy-paste these questions into Dojo or a Word-Document and then answer & send it.):

        1. Why was Jack nervous about going to August’s home?

        2. List 3 different things we learn about Jack’s home through what he says during his visit at August’s home.

        3. Why doesn’t August want to make a volcano?

        4. What is Daisy’s full name?

        5. How did Jack know that Via knew about the Halloween incident? What else does he think she knows?

        6. What is Justin’s unusual hobby?

        7. Research what a Zydeco-band is.

    And this is the end of the Jack part of the book.

 

Music: Mr Regan has added more tasks for you on the CMA website and Seesaw. So, please give them a really good go.

 

Geography

Today, we will be looking at the key question:

The tasks will appear here:

As the outcome, the keyworker children in school will create a roleplay video that will hopefully show you the key messages to that question.

You can, if you want to, create your own roleplay or debate contrasting the different opinions:

    • Rivers a the “giver of life” vs Rivers are the “snatcher of life”

Please follow the slides that will guide you through the lesson: Su2-Wk6-River-Threat or Blessing

 

Tuesday

Maths:

  • Starter:

English:

  • SpaG: Please complete the tasks on a sheet or Dojo and send us your answers. Thank you.

  • Main:  I can identify the features of powerful speeches.

    • First, open the .pdf to see the structure of today’s lesson. Year 5 Week 6 Tuesday

    • Then, go through the activities which start with Dr Martin Luther King’s famous speech titled “I have a dream”.

 

 

Class-Novel Reading:

  • Things have turned a little nasty for Jack. Let‘s find out what else is happening!
  • Please listen and then complete the questions to “Wonder“ Part 4 – Jack – Part 5.
  • Answer these questions (You can copy-paste these questions into Dojo or a Word-Document and then answer & send it.):
        1. Do you agree it is right that Charlotte told Jack about what is going on? Explain.

        2. What lie did Julien make up at the party about Jack? What is your opinion about that?

        3. If I claimed that the other children and grown up have special needs and not August, what is your opinion on that?

        4. If you were in that grade and Julien had asked you to join his group while blanking Jack (“for his own good” apparently), what would you have done?

        5. What puzzles Jack about Summer?

        6. How does Jack’s current situation teach him about August’s life? Explain.

        7. Which 3 groups did Summer and essentially Charlotte create on their list.

        8. Give 2 examples that show us August’s fantastic sense of humour.

Science: I can identify different types of rocks.

  • What an exciting and hands-on session today – looking at actual rocks and identifying them according to how they were created. I will search through the Science cupboards upstairs, I think I have seen rocks so next week, when we meet in person, we could have a brief look at them.

 

Monday

Maths:

  • Starter:

Clue: A tessellation is a pattern created with identical shapes which fit together with no gaps.

English:

  • SpaG: Please complete the tasks on a sheet or Dojo and send us your answers. Thank you.

  • Main: Listen carefully to the amazing adventure of Sinbad The Sailor.

  • Use the word document to retell the story, Start HEREYear 5 Week 12 Day 1

Remind yourself about clauses and conjunctions HEREConjunctions and Prepositions with audio

 To play sound in the power point , 1 Click on the speaker symbol in the top right hand corner 2  Then the triangle that appears

Class-Novel Reading:

  • For today, we are going to continue with Jack. It is so exciting to see a surprising and very great side to Jack.

  • Please listen and then complete the questions to “Wonder“ Part 4 – Jack – Part 4.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SmOY8rddj4

  • Answer these questions (You can copy-paste these questions into Dojo or a Word-Document and then answer & send it.):

    1. What would you have written as an apology to Mr Tushman if you were Jack?

    2. What would you have written as an apology to Julien?

    3. What clues does Mr Tushman give away telling us that he knows more about the background of the event?

    4. After listening to the email from Julien‘s mum, what is your opinion on her? Explain your opinion.

    5. How did the situation in school change for Jack after the winter/Christmas break?

    6. What do you think is going to happen next?

Art

  • Today, we will temporarily divert away from the D&T of the last weeks. We thought that together with your sequel to Floodland, you could be creating some scratch-art, which is probably the closest we get to “Wood engraving” at that point.

  • Please just follow the document. → Su2-Wk6-ScratchArt

  • Enjoy.

Diving into July 2020

June 28, 2020

Hello everybody,

July is now approaching with big steps and that means that there are only little gaps in Maths we need to plug, together with some revision. In English, we should be finishing Floodland soon. Hopefully, we will see each other virtually towards the end of the week.

Have a great week and enjoy your learning.

Let us know what you are up to.

The Year 5 team.

Read this week’s news!
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Friday

Maths:

  • As it is tradition now, on Fridays we have our “Family investigation“ or “Family Maths challenge“: Family-Challenge-Friday-3rd-July

    • Enjoy!

  • Also, that gives you time to catch up with any Maths you haven‘t yet completed.

English:

  • Unless Mr Grundey confuses the SpaG starters, there is none on Fridays. Hurray, that is the case this week.

  • So, you can fully focus on editing and up-levelling your Floodland-Sequels.

  • The children in school really loved it and the teacher (Mrs Grundey) was incredibly impressed about the children‘s drive, ideas, skills and huge efforts. Therefore we thought that we could compile a range of sequels and send them to Marcus Sedgwick.

    • Make your work perfect today!

    • Type it up if you can and send it in! (howardyear5@gmail.com)

 

Class-Novel Reading:

  • For today, we are going to continue with Jack. It is so exciting to see how the events unfold from the different perspectives.

  • Please listen and then complete the questions to “Wonder“ Part 4 – Jack – Part 3.

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

  • Answer these questions (You can copy-paste these questions into Dojo or a Word-Document and then answer & send it.):

    1. What is the thing that Jack dislikes the most about school?

    2. Which subject does Jack dislike the most and why?

    3. What happened in Jack‘s mind during Science when Mrs Rubin announced the Science project?

    4. What is your opinion on Julien trying to get Mrs Rubin to change the Science partners?

    5. What is your opinion about Jack’s reaction?

    6. What is your opinion about Mr Tushman’s reaction and action to Jack’s behaviour?

    7. How would you have reacted if you were Jack? Explain why.

    8. Explain how Julien is a mirror of his family.

 

ICT: I can create an interactive game using Scratch.

Spanish:

  • Follow the fourth lesson in our Topic “Mi clase“ using the home-learning log-in from language-angels.

  • Please simply …

Thursday

Maths:

  • Starter:

English:

  • SpaG: Please complete the tasks on a sheet or Dojo and send us your answers. Thank you.

  • Main: Sorry, but I (Mr Grundey) accidentally messed up the English yesterday (Wednesday). Here is an amalgamation of yesterday and today with a focus on today.

    • LO: I can plan and write a sequel using Y5 expected grammar and vocabulary as well as a range of narrative techniques.

2nd July

Rule for writing short stories

Writing a Story opening

Class-Novel Reading:

We will continue with Jack to see how things develop and might look differently.

Please listen and then complete the questions to “Wonder“ Part 4 – Jack – Part 2.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lb8gXNs37gQ

Answer these questions (You can copy-paste these questions into Dojo or a Word-Document and then answer & send it.):

      1. Name at least 3 things that Jack liked about August.

      2. Explain how his relation to August changed within a few days.

      3. How did Jack’s relationship with the other children change after Halloween and August distancing himself from Jack?

      4. How does Jack feel about the changes?

      5. What is your opinion on the precept, “Fortune favours the bold”.

      6. Explain how Jack and his family are different to several of the children and families at Beecher Prep school.

      7. How much is 800 dollars in British Pounds?

      8. Summarise the part of the story about the sledge. Include the scene where Miles tells them about how he threw away his old sledge. (What did Jack do? What did he hear the group around Julian say on the Monday back after the holidays? …)

Geography:

  • Your task:

    • Create a 3D river-model and include the labels for sections and key processes.

      Include keywords and labels for: Upper course, Middle Course, Lower Course, Source, Mouth, Tributary, Distributary, Confluence, Meander, Oxbow lake, Flood plain, Erosion, Transportation, Deposition, …

    • The keyworker children yesterday (Wednesday), have prepared something for you.

    • A huge thank you to: Damara, Bianca, Mariah, Cynde, Joseph, Eddie, Joel and Lucas.

 

Wednesday

Maths:

  • Starter:


English:

  • SpaG: Please complete the tasks on a sheet or Dojo and send us your answers. Thank you.

  • Main: Mr Jalloh will upload this for you.


Class-Novel Reading:

How exciting! Now, we are looking at the events from Jack‘s perspective. I wonder how he sees things and what his real character is like!

Please listen and then complete the questions to “Wonder“ Part 4Jack – Part 1.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3J1n0hUPjI0

Answer these questions (You can copy-paste these questions into Dojo or a Word-Document and then answer & send it.):

        1. At the beginning of the chapter, R.J. Palacio refers to Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s “Little Prince” (btw, one of Mr Grundey’s all time favourites). Research and share 3-5 facts you can find about the book. Intrigued to read it? Give it a go, it is short in pages, but vast in meaning and thinking.

        2. What effect does the transcript of the telephone call between Jack’s mum and Mr Tushman have on the reader?

        3. What is your initial impression of Jack and his response.

        4. Sometimes you don’t have to mean to hurt someone to hurt someone.” What is your opinion about this statement?

        5. Explain why Jack changed his mind about meeting August and what does it tell you about his real character?


Music:

    • Mr Regan has added more tasks for you on the CMA website and Seesaw. So, please give them a really good go.

    • https://www.cma-online.co.uk/making-music-years-5-6 (password: makingmusic123)

      • The first focus with Miss Foster is “Rhythm“ (session 7) → “What a groovy session!“ – I can‘t believe I just said that.

      • The second focus takes you on a journey to Jamaica … or really, Mr Holland‘s backgarden. → What a fantastic lesson!


Geography → RE:

SORRY, but there is a slight change of plan. The weather messed up what I had initially planned to prepare for you, therefore, please give this following RE task a go. Mrs Fallon sent them around on Class Dojo earlier this week and can‘t wait for your entries. We had told her what a clever, thoughtful and caring year group you are. Not that she didn‘t know that before 😉

The children who are in school tomorrow, will prepare your Geography for you. Excited? You should be!


RE:

  • Welcome to … “Wait for it!“ … THE SPIRITED ARTS COMPETITION (brought to you by the National Association of Teachers of RE).

  • Task: Choose one of the 5 topics. Create a relevant piece of Art connected to the topic and then support your Art with a piece of writing (e.g. about what inspired you, what you message is and why you chose it …).

    • Picturing faith

    • God’s Good Earth?

    • Inspiring

    • Holy Words

    • Where is God

  • For more information and to enter, visit the link: https://www.natre.org.uk/about-natre/projects/spirited-arts/spirited-arts-2020/


ATTENTION – EVERYONE WHO ENJOYS WRITING OR THINGS THEY MIGHT ENJOY IT OR THINK THEY DON‘T BUT ARE OPEN FOR A SURPRISE!!!

Why not give the “500 words“-competition a go?

Check out their website and start writing.

https://500words.me/

Tuesday

Maths:

  • Starter:

English:

  • SpaG: Please complete the tasks on a sheet or Dojo and send us your answers. Thank you.

  • Main: English Main Session 17 Book Talk ->listen to the final Chapters of the book

After chapter 1https://youtu.be/3MNdDdovaAk

After Chapter 2https://youtu.be/nlTxAer4BZQ

Now use the notebook to give  your impressions of the book: Tuesday 30th June PDF

 

Class-Novel Reading:

Please listen and then complete the questions to “Wonder“ Part 3 – Summer Part 2https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jULLw1KQTfM

Answer these questions (You can copy-paste these questions into Dojo or a Word-Document and then answer & send it.):

      1. What is so extra-ordinary that happens during this first part of this section/chapter?

      2. How do you think August felt about the afternoon?

      3. What is a Platoon Sergeant?

      4. What do you think about August and Summer’s conversation about what happens after death?

      5. In which religion do people believe that you will be born in another creature?

      6. Explain what it means when Summer says that August is such a good sport about himself.

      7. What did August and Summer dress up at the exhibition? Why is it such a clever choice of costume?

      8. What is the potential turning point at the end of the chapter/section?

      9. What do you predict could happen next?

Science: I can describe and explain how sedimentary rock is formed.

Enjoy.

Monday

Maths:

  • Starter:

English:

  • SpaG: Please complete the tasks on a sheet or Dojo and send us your answers. Thank you.

  • Main: Session 16 Double Bubble –Aims 1. Finding Connections to William’s stories 2 Comparing Characters

  •  First:listen to chapter 12https://youtu.be/25PiCgS3YDs

Now listen to chapter 13https://youtu.be/kNHidRzEsOo

Use the notebook to guide your thoughts and record your responses.Monday 29 June PDF

Class-Novel Reading:

  • We have now arrived at the 5th part of Elizabeth Rinkes‘ reading of “Wonder“ – Please listen and then complete the questions (Part 2 – Via Part 5).
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtYX2G2vNVc
  • Answer these questions (You can copy-paste these questions into Dojo or a Word-Document and then answer & send it.):
      1. Explain the meaning of the word “defeatist“.

      2. Explain what Via meant with “This is normal!”

      3. What secret did August reveal to Via that really wound her up?

      4. What is your opinion on Via blackmailing August about going to school?

  • Now, we will also start with the next part. This time, we are exploring the story from Summer‘s perspective.
  • Listen to Elizabeth Rinkes‘ reading of “Wonder“ Part 3Summer Part 1 and then complete the questions.
  • Answer these questions (You can copy-paste these questions into Dojo or a Word-Document and then answer & send it.):
      1. Why does Summer socialise with August?

      2. What does Summer like about August? Name 3 things.

      3. What annoys Summer about being in Middle School?

      4. What is your opinion about the “Plague” part of the story?

      5. What is your opinion about the “boy-friend” reference at the beginning of the part? What does this chapter tell you about the Savanna and Julian group as well as the characters Savanna and Julian?

      6. What does this whole section tell us about Summer’s character/personality?

Design and Technology:

  • Before we will construct something very funny next week, today, we will be looking at Ergonomics and Anthropometric.

  • Please visit the BBC Bitesize (daily lessons) website and complete the activities:

 

Tuesday

Watch this space.

 

 

The last full week of June – 22nd June 2020

June 21, 2020

Welcome to week four of the 2nd Summer Half-term.

Shock-Horror. From now on, the days are getting shorter again since we had our Summer Solstice on Saturday.

The week ahead is pretty normal and since we are in school at least every other day, the lessons should again be much lighter, just like last week. This also means that our responses to Class-Dojo will not be quite as instant.

Have a wonderful week, the last full one before July begins.

Enjoy your learning.

Year 5

 

Friday

Here is your Friday giggle – not just for Michael Mcintyre fans:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEr_84HJbgk

(Even funny when you watch it a 2nd time – sorry if you have watched the clip already.)

Math:

  • Like most Fridays, there is not Arithmetics starter today, but a double main task – or 1 and ½ really.

English:

  • SpaG:

  • Main task: I can use freeze-frame and thought-tracking to further explore characters.

 

Class-Novel Reading:

Please listen to the 4th part of Elizabeth Rinkes‘ reading of “Wonder“(Part 2Via Part 4)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kst-gDd27CI

Answer these questions (You can copy-paste these questions into Dojo or a Word-Document and then answer & send it.):

        1. What makes this chapter start in a slightly depressing or emotionally stressful way? Explain.

        2. How does Via summarise the amount of knowledge Scientists have about August‘s “condition“?

        3. What type of group does Via now affiliate/socialise with in school?

        4. How – in your opinion – might this influence Via‘s future school career?

        5. In this part, the circle closes and we are getting back to the Halloween events from Part 1 August. Summarise how Via tells us August felt in the build-up to Halloween.

        6. When in your life did a person close to you disappoint you? How (if) did the problem get solved?

        7. List 3 signs that tell us that August is utterly devastated.

ICT:

Spanish:

  • Being in the middle of our not so new topic “Mi clase“ anymore, …

  • Please simply …

    • go to www.languageangels.com

    • click on “Log-in“ at the top lefthand side

    • click on “Log-in Home School“ → FREE (for language angels schools) → log-in: Howard1986 pw: lahome

    • choose Spanish (top-middle – Spanish flag)

    • chooseMi clase“ – Lesson 3.

      • Tengo …

        • Go through the video,

        • Give the writing exercise a go.

        • Go to the games section (choose Spanish, Intermediate, scroll down to Mi Clase) and complete …

          • Picture memory

          • What is missing?

  • Thank you for your recordings from last week. Maybe, everyone could send us a recording of their Spanish practise. Double Dojo-Points is what I would say.

  • Have fun.

 

 

 

Homework: As before, use the weekend to catch-up with any outstanding tasks.

But most of all, …

  • enjoy time with your family, admire the power of nature (in the forecasted thunderstorms) and doing something active like cycling, running, exploring your local park (or even venture further since we are allowed to) …

Now, it is time to say, “Happy Weekend to everybody.”

The Year 5 team who are missing you more and more.

Thursday

Math:

  • Arithmetics starter:

English:

  • SpaG: Sorry about yesterday‘s mess-up, I (Mr Grundey) took the wrong screenshot and labelled incorrectly. But today I double-checked.

 

Class-Novel Reading:

  • Please listen to the 3rd part of Elizabeth Rinkes‘ reading of “Wonder“(Part 2Via Part 3)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sa2mWCDFPiA

  • Answer these questions (You can copy-paste these questions into Dojo or a Word-Document and then answer & send it.):
    1. What did August do at the end of his first day and why was it such a significant thing?

    2. How do we know that Via‘s dad is very proud of her?

    3. Find 3 facts about the author Tolstoy. https://kids.kiddle.co/Leo_Tolstoy

    4. List 3 facts why mum is so protective of August.

    5. How do we know that Via might be a little jealous of how the parents treat August.

    6. Why did Via not want mum to call Miranda’s mum in the morning asking whether she could pick Via up again?

    7. Find out the meaning of the word “pogrom” that was mentioned when talking about dad’s parents. https://kids.britannica.com/students/article/pogrom/333398

    8. Explain the meaning of “like two peas in a pod.

RE/PSHE:

Now there is a short but painful video of the coming of age ritual for

The Sateré-Mawé Coming Of Age Tradition: Bullet Ant Initiation

Now use this note book to create your own Coming of Age ritualRE 25 June

Wednesday

Maths:

  • Starter:

English: Apologies  to you all. Started writing reports yesterday and seemed to have pushed everything else to the back of my mind

First. listen to Chapter 9 of Floodland. With a scrap of paper note down any phrases  any thing you  learn about Munchkin.https://youtu.be/vx6eNcc7zJI

  • SpaG:

  • Main: Use the notebook to continue thinking about Floodlands Chapter 9weds 24 June PDF

 

Class-Novel Reading:

  • Listen to Elizabeth Rinkes‘ reading of “Wonder“(Part 2Via Part 2).

    • Remember, Part 1 finished quite abruptly.

    • Also, the focus/time of the narration goes back to the first day at school

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EZIGc-6XMU

    Answer these questions (You can copy-paste these questions into Dojo or a Word-Document and then answer & send it.):

      • Research Ipanema and record 5-10 facts.

      • What does Via reckon is one of August’s key problem regarding how he sees himself and how others see him?

      • Explain what a janitor is.

      • Explain the word heyday.

      • Which High school did Miranda, Ella and Via get accepted at?

      • What made Miranda a special friend to Via and August?

      • How did Via and Miranda’s relationship change? Why do you think that was?

      • How did Via feel about the changes and how do we as the reader know?

      • What surprised Via when she asked August about his first day at school?

Music:

  • Have you done the “MakingMusic“ session 5 yet?

  • When visiting Seesaw, you will notice, there are a few tasks to finish as well. Have fun.

    • Songwriting 1-3

    • Nutrocker & Fortnight Dance

    • Virtual piano and keyboard labelling.

  • Well done to the ones amongst you who have already completed these.

Geography: I can describe the journey of a river I.

        • One feature is missing and that is a so-called levee which is a natural or man-made structure that which prevents flooding of the countryside. However it also confines the flow of the river resulting in higher and faster water flow and increased danger and destruction lower down the course of the river.

      • Complete the overview (choose Hot, Hotter or Hottest): Su2-Wk4-Journeyofariver .doc (answer electronically) Su2-Wk4-Journeyofariver .pdf (print)

      • Optional 1:

  • Optional: Over the next week, have a browse and choose & watch a “Rivers“ programme from the BBC:

 

Tuesday

First of all, please find here the weekly News: FIRSTNEWS_731

Secondly, for the history of our country after the terrible devastation during the 2nd World War, the 22nd June is a very memorable and important day.

Do you know?

It is “Windrush Day“ → Find out more, here https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/43793769

Complete at least 2 of the activities:

Windrush ReadingComprehension-Hot          Windrush ReadingComprehension-Hotter        Windrush ReadingComprehension-Hottest

Maths:

  • Starter:

English:

  • SpaG:

 

Class-Novel Reading:

  • We have now reached the second part of the book. The perspective changes to August‘s sister Via.
  • Listen to Elizabeth Rinkes‘ reading of “Wonder“(Part 2Via Part 1).
  • Answer these questions (You can copy-paste these questions into Dojo or a Word-Document and then answer & send it.):

    • Who was David Bowie? Find 3-5 facts.
    • Why is Daisy (sorry to Daisy in Cannon Street) the only celestial body that doesn’t orbit August? Explain.
    • Describe Via’s character. Why could you call her a role-model?
    • Explain what Via means when she says that the universe is changing and the planets are falling out of it.
    • Which country is mum’s family/parents from?
    • How did Via practise being a big sister? What do you think about this little annecdote?
    • How does Via see August? Why do you think that is? Explain.
    • Explain how Granny and Via have a special bond/connection.
    • Explain why Via hated herself for a second.
    • Who have you got a very special connection with? What has made your bond special?
    • Explain why Via describes August to us, the reader.

 

Science: I can describe and explain how metamorphic rock is formed.

 

 

Monday

Maths:

  • Starter:

  • Today, please follow lesson 6 identifying and describing reflection.

    • https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-identify-and-describe-reflections/activities/1

English:

  • SpaG:

 

      • Here are some important links:

 

Class-Novel Reading:

  • We have now reached part 10 of Elizabeth Rinkes‘ reading of “Wonder“(Part 1 – August Part 10: The Cheese Touch; Costumes; The Bleeding Scream).

  • Answer these questions (You can copy-paste these questions into Dojo or a Word-Document and then answer & send it.):

    1. Why did the chapter “The Cheese Touch“ receive that name/title? Explain.

    2. Who is Ms Rubin and how do you think she felt about what happened during the Science experiment?

    3. What costume would you wear for Halloween if you were August?

    4. What is mum’s hidden talent?

    5. Describe what was unusual on the morning of Halloween.

    6. How did August feel at first when he went through school toward the classroom? Explain why.

    7. Why do you think Julian dressed up as Darth Sidious? Explain how that supports your opinion of Julian.

    8. Explain how you would have felt as August when he heard Jack saying, “if I looked like him, seriously, I think I’d kill myself.”?

    9. When have you ever felt (even a little bit) like that – incredibly disappointed as if the ground under your feet gave away? How was the problem resolved?

    10. Predict how the story might now change, especially the “friendship” between Jack and August.

DT:

Year 5 – 3rd week – 15th June 2020

June 14, 2020

Hello and welcome back to another exciting week of learning.

I can’t believe it is …

Sports Week - Notts TV News | The heart of Nottingham news ...

 

Throughout the week, please make sure that you cover a range of activities which can be found here:

For each activity, the children have 60 seconds to complete as many reps of the activity as they can. The aim of the week is to beat your personal best. The .pdf documents that explain the activities have Bronze, Silver and Gold targets for you to get to. There is a corresponding section on the tracking sheet to tick off which level/medal you have achieve the Bronze, Silver and Gold.

Furthermore, the tracking sheet also includes extra daily challenges for you to choose from. I can’t believe it, but on Thursday there is an opportunity to dress up as your favourite character whilst practising.

Have fun.


With regards to our learning, during the next weeks, things here will be slightly different as we are partially going back to school and are therefore more limited with our time. You will notice that there are some contents for the next days already, but please stick to the days like we did in the past. Also, in Maths we are going to switch to using the fabulous lessons from the “National Academy“ (Oak), so you simply watch/follow their lessons and complete the tasks set in those lessons.

In Science, due to the fact that we are not in school together, we have decided to move the topic “Animals and Humans“ into the next school year. This is needed, because the topic is connected with PSHE which we need to teach in person, but cannot do at the moment.

Anything else should be “business as usual“.

As the timetable is quite light, please make sure to complete the “Virtual Sportsweek“ challenges on a daily basis.

Enjoy your learning.

Year 5

Homework

  • Please just use the time over the weekend to catch up with any tasks you haven‘t yet done.

 

Friday

Math:

  • Starter: There will not be a starter today.

  • Main Task 1: Follow lesson 2 on “Describing position after translation“ (b) and complete the integrated tasks.

    • https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/describe-position-after-translation-87505b

  • Main Task 2: Complete the family Maths challenge.

English:  Floodland – Session 9;

Class-Novel Reading:

  • We have now reaching part 9 of Elizabeth Rinkes‘ reading of “Wonder“(Part 1 – August Part 9: Jack Will; Mr Browne‘s October precept; Apples; Halloween; School Pictures).

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

      • Answer these questions (You can copy-paste these questions into Dojo or a Word-Document and then answer & send it.):

        • Describe how Jack and August‘s friendship is developing.

        • What would you mix together to squirt at the rude kids? (Can you “up-level“ Jack‘s suggested mix of slug juice and dog pee?)

        • What would you have written in response to Mr Browne‘s October Precept: “Your deeds are your monuments.“?

        • When is August‘s birthday and when exactly was he born?

        • How was August‘s birthday this year different to normal years?

        • What do we learn from Julian‘s reaction to August‘s birthday invitation about him and his family?

        • What is Summer‘s favourite book (especially when she was younger)?

        • What does Summer like best about August?

        • What do you have an aversion or phobia to?

ICT: I can stay safe online.

Spanish:

  • Follow the second lesson in our new Topic “En classe“ using the home-learning log-in from language-angels.

  • Please simply …

    • go to http://www.languageangels.com

    • click on “Log-in“ at the top lefthand side

    • click on “Log-in Home School“ → FREE (for language angels schools) → log-in: Howard1986 pw: lahome

    • choose Spanish (top-middle – Spanish flag)

    • complete “En classe“ – Lesson 2.

  • There are extra Dojo points for children who submit an audio of their practising via Class Dojo.

Thursday

Here is a quick “Music-note“ to start with.

Thank you sooooooooooo much to everyone who has done their music and submitted work to Mr Regan via Seesaw. That really makes us so incredibly proud of you.

As I am writing this, he is putting more things onto Making Music for you to do/play with in your “Music / artistic time“. If you fancy more music, check this out:


Maths Starters

                                      Mild/Hot                           Hotter/Hottest

 Maths Main Activity 

Describing position after Translation.Pleaase follow the link and send in your answers

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/describe-position-after-translation

SPAG

ENGLISH Floodlands  Session 8

letter Writing to ZoeThursday literacy

Chapter 1https://youtu.be/tSap8FUQaaA   

Chapter 2https://youtu.be/gSYfG3dPRFs

Chapter3 https://youtu.be/RBOkKgPTImo

Chapter4https://youtu.be/9EA6B2EBaPw

Chapter 5https://youtu.be/iXZ2JiliuPw

 

Class-Novel Reading:

  • Here is your next section of “Wonder“ read by the two Rinkes.

  • Please listen to the 8th part of Elizabeth Rinkes‘ reading of “Wonder“(Part 1 – August Part 8: One to Ten; Padawan; September)

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

      • Answer these questions (You can copy-paste these questions into Dojo or a Word-Document and then answer & send it.):

        • How do you give your parents feedback when they ask you about how your day was? Have you also got a scale of 1-10 or another system?

        • Name at least 2 things that you think have really surprised August‘s mum about his first day at school. Why do you think those things surprised her so much?

        • Share your opinion on August‘s comment about him and Summer being like “Beauty and the beast“. Describe how you felt when you first heard him say that.

        • Which symbol shows that August is changing and also that things are really affecting August‘s emotions?

        • Describe the relationship between August and his dad.

        • Explain how the relationship between August and mum very different to the one between him and dad.

        • How did August feel about the other children‘s reactions when he bumped into other children?

        • Explain what a Wookiee is.

RE

Journey of life;Special Moments

Use the notebook to explore this subject.

Special moments PDF

 

Wednesday

First of all: Let’s read the news! I will do the same this morning.

FIRSTNEWS_730

Maths:

Starters  

Mild/Hot                                       Hotter/Hottest

Maths Main Activity

Describing position and  Coordinates

This is closely related to a subject we studied together in maths. Please follow the link below and  send me your results in Class Dojo.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/describing-positions-and-coordinates

English Session 7 ; Book Talk

  • SpaG starter: Please complete the SpaG Starter on a piece of paper or electronically. Remember to ask us when a questions was particularly tricky.

Class-Novel Reading:

  • Today, there is only a short session of the class-novel reading/listening.

  • Please listen to the 7th part of Elizabeth Rinkes‘ reading of “Wonder“(Part 1 – August Part 7: …)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQ5-NHquesI

      • Answer these questions (You can copy-paste these questions into Dojo or a Word-Document and then answer & send it.):

        • Explain what is special about lunch in Middle school?

        • How does August know that people talk about him?

        • Explain what a cleft palate is.

        • Describe Summer‘s character.

        • Explain how Summer is a special character.

Music:

    • I was a bit sad to see that not many people had done some music work on Seesaw.

    • This week, please have a proper push for it and complete at least one more activity and then submit it.

    • Have you completed the activities on Making Music? If the answer is no again, then please complete at least one (That is now a total of 2.):

    • Remember, Mr Regan and his colleagues have spent valuable time preparing all the activities for us!

 

Geography: After those wonderful coverpages, today, I would like you to look at two key aspects related to rivers.

  • Firstly, please explore the Rivers of the UK and the Rivers of the World.

      • Hot: Label the UK rivers on the map with a colour or number. Then, to the UK and world rivers add the source and mouth in the tables.

      • Hotter: Label the UK rivers on the map with a colour or number. Then, to the UK and world rivers add the source, mouth and one key city (UK) / the countries in the table.

      • Hottest: Label the UK rivers on the map with a colour or number. Then, to the UK and world rivers add the source, mouth and more than one key city (UK) / all countries on its course in the table.

  • Secondly, recap what you know about the driving force of all rivers, the Water-Cycle.

 

Tuesday

Maths:

  • Starter

mild/Hot                                                 Hotter/Hottest

Main ActivityDescribing Translation. please follow this link and carry out the activity. Send me your results. https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/describing-translations

English:

  • SPAG Starter:

Main Lesson: Session 6 Floodlands.

    • Today you will be Hot-Seating as Zoe.Please ask a family member to help you. Maybe they  can ask you the questions. Or even film you !
    • Please also share your 5 or more questions and send them in via Dojo with your answers as Zoe.
    • First, listen to the next part of the story: https://youtu.be/gSYfG3dPRFs
    • Next use the notebook to help you create 5 or more opened ended questions to be asked as Zoe.

 

Class-Novel Reading:

    • Please listen to the 6th part of Elizabeth Rinkes‘ reading of “Wonder“(Part 1 – August Part 6: Around the Room; Lamb to the slaughter; Choose kind),

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyNDkUvaG4Q

      Answer these questions (You can copy-paste these questions into Dojo or a Word-Document and then answer & send it.):

        1. Tell me 2 things that you think everyone needs to know about you.

        2. What are 5 things you learn about August in these chapters?

        3. Why is August upset about the Darth Sidious reference?

        4. Share your opinion on Julian‘s behaviour/reference?

        5. What was the subject of the next lesson?

        6. Describe the teacher. Name at least 3 things about his appearance and character.

        7. Explain the word “Precept“.

        8. What kind of person are you? Describe and explain.

        9. Share your opinion on Mr Brown‘s first Precept: When given the choice between being right or being kind, choose kind.

        10. What influence did the lesson have on August? Explain, please.

 

Science: I can describe and explain how igneous rock is formed.

 

Monday

Maths:

  • Starter:

English:   Can you visualize a location from the story, draw an annotated  Onepicture to describe the scene from  ‘one’

use this notebook to help you  monday English   listen  here

  • SpaG: Please complete the tasks on a sheet or Dojo and send us your answers. Thank you.

  • Main: …

Class-Novel Reading:

Please listen to the 5th part of Elizabeth Rinkes‘ reading of “Wonder“(Part 1 – August Part 5: Home, p. 33; First day jitters, p. 35; Locks, p. 37)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvEczD000eU

Answer these questions (You can copy-paste these questions into Dojo or a Word-Document and then answer & send it.):

    1. What is the name of August‘s dog?

    2. Explain why August is sad.

    3. Explain what it means when we called Julian “two-faced“.

    4. How did the parents‘ opinion about August going to school changed after the visit?

    5. What type of “block“ does August normally avoid when going to different places?

    6. What is the name of August‘s neighbourhood?

    7. Why is everyone nervous on that day?

    8. What does the type of hug August gave mum tell us about his feelings?

    9. What is the similarity between August‘s and Bradley‘s place in the classroom?

    10. Give the name of 5 different children in August‘s class.

    11. What short, but very clear impression to we get about Miles? Give evidence from the text.

    12. What is the comical element of Mrs Petosa saying that children forget their locker combination about 3.2 times per semester? Explain.

    13. Share your opinion of Henry‘s behaviour.

DT:

  • Let‘s get practical … and a bit crazy today. Have fun while following the lesson below.

  • Here are the links if they don‘t work from the slide/file: Su2-Wk3-DT 01 contraption

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8Voc1RynSs

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMfAx7kvF3Y


Summer Half-Term 2 – Week 2 (8th June 2020)

June 8, 2020

Welcome to this week’s Year 5 blog,

Have a look at out timetable, which is slightly different. To give you proper time for RE and as the introduction to rivers doesn‘t take ages, we have swapped RE and Geography. Also, due to time limitations please read “Wonder“ on Wednesday during “Reading for Pleasure time”.

Friday

It is almost time to say, “Happy weekend.“ Enjoy today‘s learning.

Math:

  • Starter: Please complete the following arithmetic starter.

  • Main Task 1: I can apply my knowledge of statistics in a test situation.

    • Please finish yesterday’s tasks, …

      1. the Statistics Revision.

        • All students should complete the Mathletics Statistics booklet: Statistics_student_GBR

          • But if you normally work with an adult in class and find this booklet tricky, try this one instead: statistics_student_GBR

        • Please send us a few lines about how you got on with the test when you send us your answers. Your feedback is incredibly important to us.

      2. Complete the test from yesterday’s blog -> Su2-Wk2-Mini-Assessment-Block-3_Year-5-Statistics

  • Main Task 2: I can apply my Maths knowledge and skills in an Investigation situation.

    • The originally expected family challenge has been replaced by White-Rose this week with a recap lesson on time.

    • Since you already had a lot of work from yesterday, the following task is optional, but I really recommend it to children who find “time” tricky.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zbdwg7h

English:

  • Starter: Please complete the SpaG Starter on a piece of paper or electronically. Remember to ask us when a questions was particularly tricky.

Class-Novel Reading:

Today, please listen to the 4th part of Elizabeth Rinkes‘ reading of “Wonder“(Part 1 – August Part 4: The performance Space; The deal)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIDGYXSq3S4

Answer these questions (You can copy-paste these questions into Dojo or a Word-Document and then answer & send it.):

    1. What is the most common behaviour of other when they notice that August is not watching?

    2. Explain the words “sarcastic“ and “obnoxious“.

    3. How did Julien feel when finding out about August wanting to choose the Science elective?

    4. What do you think about Julien‘s questions and the way he asks? What does this tell us about Julien and their possible future “relationship“?

    5. How does August explain that he was almost smiling at Jack Will?

    6. What do you think about Charlotte‘s behaviour?

ICT:

  • In the past in ICT we have noticed that some of you seem to have an understanding where which key on a keyboard is, some of you found this however confusing. Therefore, today, please complete the lesson on “Touch-typing“

 

Spanish:

  • This week, we will move on to our new Topic called “En classe“, which is much easier with the homelearning log-in from language-angels as I don‘t have to do the screenrecording anymore.

  • Please simply …

    • go to https://www.languageangels.com/schools/

    • click on “Log-in“ at the top lefthand side

    • click on “Log-in Home School“ → FREE (for language angels schools) → log-in: Howard1981 pw: lahome

    • choose Spanish (top-middle – Spanish flag)

    • complete “Mi clase“ – Lesson 1.

  • Some of you (for example Emiliana and Magnus) have in the past recorded themselves practising Spanish and submitted the audio via Class Dojo. That was fabulous. Thank you so much. The others could try and do the same.

Thursday

I can‘t believe it is Thursday already! Where has the week gone? I really hope, you are enjoying your learning. Why not send us a message on Dojo to let us know, especially if you are somebody who hasn‘t made much contact via Dojo. This also goes to parents. If you haven‘t made much contact, please let us know. There might be questions you have for us, please feel free to ask. It feels like the way out of lockdown is more difficult and nerve-wrecking then the way into it was.

Have a lovely day.

Best wishes from us all here in Year 5.

Math:

  • Starter: Please complete the following arithmetic starter.

  • Main Task – I can apply my knowledge of statistics in a test situation.

    • Since we are unfortunately in the distance from each other, there is no strict way of assessing what you have learnt and how well, but I thought that it would be useful for you and us as your teachers, to see how you get on with these tests. This way, you can show and tell us what you found tricky and we know what we need to consider for next year. Please send us a few lines about how you got on with the test when you send us your answers.

      • We as your Year 5 teachers will be compiling a list of things (topics, skills etc.) that we haven’t had the chance to study so that your Year 6 teachers know the gaps and can prepare accordingly for the autumn. Since things with schools are very confusing at the moment, we need to plan very thoroughly so that we all can do well next year and are prepared for all eventualities. So your feedback is incredibly important to us.

    • There are two tasks which you can complete over the course of today and tomorrow.

      1. All students should complete the Mathletics Statistics booklet:

        • But if you normally work with an adult in class and find this booklet tricky, try this one instead: statistics_student_GBR

      1. Complete the Su2-Wk2-Mini-Assessment-Block-3_Year-5-Statistics (This can be done tomorrow before the Family challenge)

English:

  • Starter: Please complete the SpaG Starter on a piece of paper or electronically. Remember to ask us when a questions was particularly tricky.

  • Main Lesson: I can use clues from the text to describe a setting.

 

Class-Novel Reading:

  • Today, please listen to the next part of Elizabeth Rinkes‘ reading of “Wonder“

    • August Part 3 (Jack Will, Julian, and Charlotte; The Grand Tour)

    • Answer these questions (You can copy-paste these questions into Dojo or a Word-Document and then answer & send it.):

      • What impressed August about Mr Tushman‘s office?

      • Who is the famous Mr T?

      • How do we know that Mr Tushman feels a little funny about his name?

      • What is the painful difference between little and big kids?

      • How do we know that the Jack, Julian and Charlotte were not very comfortable?

      • Share your first impressions of Jack, Julian and Charlotte with me.

      • Which room was August‘s favourite room? Explain why.

      • What is an eraser and what does the use of this word tell us about the author of the book?

 

RE:

  • This week, we will continue to work on our “Challenge“ Topic/Project called “Journey of Life – Exploring change“.

  • Thank you for your life-journeys you had shared with us.

  • For today‘s lesson, please follow the attached document as a lesson guide otherwise this blog would be too overcrowded.

  • Enjoy.

Wednesday

Sorry for the slight delay. Have a good day.

Math:

  • Starter: Since the main part is a little longer, there will be no Arithmetic starter today.

  • Main Task – I can read and interpret timetables.

 

English:

  • Today, there will be a break from your SpaG Starter (ignore the reference in the first slide).

  • Main Lesson: I can use clues from the text to describe a character.

    • Optional: Even though this will be tomorrow‘s focus, you might already find time to listen to chapter 2: https://youtu.be/B-QsA94mSw8

Class-Novel Reading:

  • Today, please listen to the next part of Elizabeth Rinkes‘ reading of “Wonder“

    • August Part 2 (Driving; Paging Mr Tushman; Nice Mrs Garcia)

    • Answer these questions (You can copy-paste these questions into Dojo or a Word-Document and then answer & send it.):

      • What were the parents arguing about? Who had which opinion?

      • What is the famous simile used in the chapter Driving?

      • How did August feel?

      • Explain what a “White lie“ is.

      • Why did the discussion end up in loud laughter?

      • Explain what August‘s statement, “Mr Tushman is the principal of my new school“ says about the outcome of the argument and the future.

      • Explain how you think August felt during his tour of the school.

      • What surprised August about his mum at the end of the chapter?

Music:

    • First, join Mr Shepherd (Brass and Piano) for Making Music Week 5 – Dynamics:

      • https://www.cma-online.co.uk/making-music-years-5-6 or via Youtube https://youtu.be/gz2qrQVAgEs

      • I wonder, “What is a crescendo and a descrescendo?“.

      • Can you tell me a fact that you found out about one of Mr Shepherd‘s music heroes from Iceland (Not the shop!!!) called Bjork?

      • What is the capital city of Iceland?

      • Who is the famous British classical composer of the orchestral suite “Mars“?

      • Where is the Youth Orchestra from that played the last track a “Mambo“?

      • What is a “Mambo“?

    • Next, complete the activities that Mr Regan left for you on Seesaw.

      • There are 4 activities set for you, please complete at least 1, ideally 2 and record yourself. Please send it to Mr Regan as he has put so much effort into all that and has deserved more than just one response. Well done Emiliana for working with enthusiasm on Seesaw.

        1. (in reverse order) Song-Writing 1

        2. Play the piano at home

        3. Song-Writing 2

        4. Song-Writing 3

Enjoy!

Geography:

  • Our new topic is “Rivers“ since it is in a way linked to Floodland, but mainly that part of Geography that we have not yet looked at this year.

  • Since this is only an introduction and the Music catch-up is in the centre the afternoon, please thoroughly complete the following tasks:

    1. Please design an appealing, creative cover page for the topic. This will be stuck into our Geography books when we are back.

    1. Create an acrostic with your first or middle name as well as the word “river“ using names of rivers from all over the world. Present both on another page in an appealing, artistic way.

e.g. (Please don‘t copy!)

    1. Create a table/overview of …

What I know about rivers.

What I think I know about rivers.

What I wonder (would like to find out) about rivers.

  • e.g. the longest river in the UK is the Severn,

  • e.g. the gradient (how steep an area is) has an influence on how fast a river flows,

  • e.g. Why are some rivers crystal clear and others very murky?

Optional: Research and find 10 facts about the key process behind the existence of rivers, the Water-Cycle. This will be the centre of our next lesson.

 

Tuesday

NEWS: Before we start, here are this week‘s First News.

First news – Week Beginning 8th June

 

Math:

  • Starter: Please complete the following arithmetic starter.

 

English:

  • Starter: Please complete the SpaG Starter on a piece of paper or electronically. Remember to ask us when a questions was particularly tricky.

  • Main Lesson: I can respond to an image and make predictions about a text.

 

Class-Novel Reading:

 

Science

  • In theory, we have come to the end of the topic. Before we conclude, I would like you to consolidate a few general aspects. Please complete the following tasks:

    1. Watch this video about the Physics behind the Change of State: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYU7RSoOZ0U

    2. Watch the awesome annimation under https://www.footprints-science.co.uk/index.php?type=States%20of%20matter and complete the quiz.

    3. Complete the little overview of properties and uses of materials. 35874-Y5UsefulMaterialsAndTheirProperties

    4. Complete the short assessment on “Materials and Change“. 35869-Y5AssessmentMaterialProperties

  • To look beyond the previous learning focussed at Science, I would like you to combine your Science learning with DT and Geography (but also to some degree with PSHE).

    • Complete the activities around Fossil Fuels and Renewable Energy from the BBC Bitesize Daily lessons:

Happy Monday to everyone,

We hope you had an excellent weekend. The plants finally got some rain.

Before we start, “Happy World Oceans Day“ – Please find optional activities on Class-Dojo.

Another exciting week lays ahead of us. The biggest thrill lays in three different things:

  • first of all, we will finally start with “Floodland“ which will be the focus in our English lessons

  • secondly, in our Class-Novel time, we have chosen to read/listen to “Wonder“ by R. J. Palacio (one of the best books that intrigue adults as well as children and even seasoned bookworms and therefore a great book/investment to purchase),

  • and thirdly, in Geography we will be moving into River Studies and then towards the end of the term, we will – linked to Floodland – study Global Warming,

When it comes to reading, please make sure that you do not read ahead with “Floodland“ as it would spoil parts of the English lessons. Thank you.

Math:

  • Starter: Please complete the following arithmetic starter.

 

  • English:

    • Starter: Please complete the SpaG Starter on a piece of paper or electronically. Remember to ask us when a questions was particularly tricky.

    • Main Lesson: It feels a little lazy for us here, but please complete the following lesson from BBC Bitesize and please let us know your impression of the book as we are forever looking for suitable new book-corner books.

  • Reading for Pleasure:

    • Share with me on Class-Dojo which book you are reading at the moment, the name of the main character and what you particularly like about the book at the moment.

 

  • Class-Novel Reading:
    • Please use the time to complete the bookreview on Street Child (see resources and prompts from Friday).

 

  • DT:
    • Since we did Art last half-term, this part of the term we should be spending on DT, but might on occasions look at Art in order to cover the things he have not yet quite covered (like the past resist Art using a Greek Pattern which we never got to do, but I will show you on a video and using household items so that you still get to do it – or that could be an activity we could do if ever we get back to school).

    • To build up our technical knowledge (my dream/aim is to design and build a contraption towards the end of the term), please go through this fantastic BBC Bitesize Daily lesson on “Mechanical Systems“.

Virtual Sports Week 2020

June 1, 2020