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Class Teacher - Mr Grundey

Classroom teaching assistants - Miss Marshal and Mrs Ancel

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First week of Spring 2

February 23, 2020

We are now (hopefully) leaving the grey, dull and energy-sucking time of the year behind us and sailing strongly towards the rejuvenating, happy time of the year. Sorry for the late post, but first of all, here is a copy of the homework:

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Please note some important messages:

  • PE will this half-term take place on Mondays and Thursdays,
  • Parents Evenings are scheduled for the 12th and 17th March,

Maths

  • We will multiply different types of fractions by integers.
  • We will also be finding fractions of an amount.
  • We will also then sum up and revise our fraction learning/knowledge in the context of problem-solving before moving on to decimals.

English

Discover Yorkshire Coast Holiday Guide 2020

Based on our work on our old class-novel “Room 13” we will be …

  • Identifying the features of a good persuasive text/travel brochure. (BEWARE THE TRAVEL BUG!)
  • Identify and use persuasive language in our own sentence writing.
  • Taking and organising condensed notes to plan a travel brochure.
  • Writing, reflecting on and editing a travel brochure.
  • SPaG: Using Parenthesis.
  • Have a look at this comprehensive and very appealing travel brochure: https://issuu.com/discoveryorkshirecoast/docs/discover_yorkshire_coast_holiday_guide_2020

Science

  • Summarise and test our knowledge of forces.

Others

  • Art: I can explore and develop Greek patterns.

Image result for greek patterns

  • Spanish: I can use Spanish to talk about and describe pets (last sessions).
  • Geography will pause for some time and History return.
  • ICT: I can apply my knowledge of programming to create a simple Scratch programme.

Half-Term in sight

February 9, 2020

Our last week before February half-term, we will be spending finishing off the warning dreams and the topic forces, but first of all, here is a copy of the homework:

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Maths

  • Subtracting fractions and mixed numbers with the same and related denominators.
  • Multiplying unit and non-unit fractions as well as mixed numbers.

English

With the help of our class-novel “Room 13” we will be …

  • Using Success Criteria and feedback to write, edit and improve our writing/narration.
  • Identifying the features of a good biography.
  • Boxing up to identify key information from a biography.
  • Uplevelling a mediocre biography.
  • SPaG: Using Parenthesis.
  • Have a look at the video: https://www.literacyshed.com/draculas-whitby.html#

Science

  • Exploring the effects of levers to translate force.

Others

  • Spanish: I can use Spanish to talk about pets.
  • Geography: I can use 4- and 6-digit grid-references.
  • ICT: I can apply my knowledge of programming to create a simple Scratch programme.
  • PSHE: Connor and Faye will be back for a last time teaching us how to keep fit and healthy.

The first week of February

February 2, 2020

Back to a normal week at Howard.

First of all, last week’s homework:

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Next week, we will work through the following things:

Maths

  • Ordering and comparing fractions above and across one.
  • Adding and subtracting fractions with related denominators.
  • Problem-Solving.

English

With the help of our class-novel “Room 13” we will be …

  • Using a range of narrative and language devices to innovate a warning dream.
  • Using a storymap and a range of narrative and language devices to invent a warning dream.
  • Using Success Criteria and feedback to edit and improve our writing/narration.
  • SPaG: Using Prefices.
  • Have a look at the video: https://www.literacyshed.com/draculas-whitby.html#

Science

  • Exploring the effect of pulleys to translate force.

Others

  • Spanish: I can use Spanish to talk about pets.
  • Geography: I can link contour-lines with the reality.
  • ICT: I can apply my knowledge of programming to create a simple Scratch programme.
  • PSHE: Connor and Faye will be back teaching us how to keep fit and healthy.

We will also continue sharing our Myths from two weeks ago.

Last week of January

January 26, 2020

We are looking at an exciting week ahead with Ranger Ross in on Thursday.

Last week’s homework:

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Next week, we will work through the following things:

Maths

  • Ordering fractions with related denominators.
  • Converting between improper and mixed-number fractions.
  • Ordering and comparing fractions with related denominators beyond one.
  • Adding fractions with related denominators.

English

With the help of our class-novel “Room 13” we will be …

  • Using a range of narrative and language devices to improve an innovated warning dream.
  • Using a storymap to orally innovate a warning dream.
  • Using a range of narrative and language devices to innovate a warning dream.
  • Using Success Criteria and feedback to edit and improve our writing/narration.
  • SPaG: Using hyphons.

Science

  • Exploring the influence of an object’s mass onto the depth it will immerge into water (gravity, up-thrust).

Others

  • Spanish: I can use Spanish to talk about my pets.
  • Geography: I can use my Geography glasses (incl. OS smybols and maps) to compare two locations.
  • ICT: I can apply my knowledge of programming to create a simple Scratch programme.

We will also be sharing our Myths from last week.

Week beginning 20th January 2020

January 19, 2020

Biting through the (today not so) grey January, here is the homework due on Wednesday for everyone whose dog has eaten the homework.

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Next week, we will work through the following things:

Maths

  • Solving mathematical problems involving multiplication and division.
  • Visualising and identifying fractions.
  • Identifying fractions as part of a whole.
  • Counting in fractions.
  • Comparing fractions with the same denominator.

English

With the help of our class-novel “Room 13” we will be …

  • Identifying and using suitable language devices to describe a dream (warning dream).
  • Using a storymap to orally retell a warning dream.
  • Using a range of narrative and language devices to retell a warning dream.
  • Using Success Criteria and feedback to edit and improve our writing/narration.
  • SPaG: Using apostrophes as markers for possession and contraction (incl. use in certain plural forms).

Science

  • Exploring the influence of an object’s shape onto water resistence.

Others

  • Spanish: I can say what pet I have and what its name is.
  • Geography: I can use OS smybols and maps to compare two locations.
  • PSHE: I can keep myself fit and healthy, but also encourage others to do the same (Connor will be back next week).
  • ICT: I can apply my knowledge of programming to create a simple Scratch programme.

We will also try to find the time and start sharing some of the Myths that you have researched as homework.

See you tomorrow.

It is already the 2nd week of the Spring Term

January 12, 2020

After an eventful week with our workshop, we are having a busy week ahead, which sees us start our new Class Novel (Room 13).

Maths:

  • Dividing 4- by 1-digit numbers with remainders.
  • Using the inverse to check and correct my calculations (multiplication & division of 4- by 1-digit numbers).
  • Identifying square and cubed numbers.
  • Solving mathematical problems using multiplication and division of 4- by 1-digit numbers.

English:

  • Writing, editing and reflecting on our instructions.
  • Making predictions using a range of evidence from a text.
  • Empathising with and exploring characters through role-play.
  • Orally retelling a story using boxing-up.

Science: Further exploring forces (friction and air-resistence).

Spanish: Using the Spanish names for pets.

ICT: Exploring prior knowledge of coding and Scratch.

Geography: Locating places of interest on a UK and World-Map.

 

 

 

 

 

What a wonderful day!

January 8, 2020

Here are the first pictures from our Greek Workshop today. It was amazing to see how active and engaged the children were in the activities, the “fire of learning” was burning like mad. We are so grateful to the parent helpers, without you we would not have been able to run all the activities that the kids loved so much. The biggest thank you goes to Fiona from History off the page – as always, she has been awesome. Almost 60 children were sitting silently and were glued to her stories. Fabulous!

We healed the ill, made mosaics, created the most beautiful artwork/tiles, carved into soap, made oil lamps … and finished the day with acting, dancing and feasting.

Welcome Year 5 in 2020

January 5, 2020

First of all, “Happy New Year” to all children and adults.

This marks the beginning of a short, but shockingly intense term. We are starting with a very exciting week. On Wednesday, hopefully everybody will be dressed up for our Greek Day.

Apart from that, we will be learning …

Maths

I can use formal methods of division to divide 4- by 1-digit numbers with chains of exchanges and remainders.

I can use the inverse to multiplication and division questions to check my work.

English

I can further edit and improve my instruction writing.

I can plan an instruction text with reference to our Topic learning. (How to create the perfect Ancient Greek banquet.)

I can use my knowledge of complex sentences and sentence structure to identify main and subordinating clauses.

Science

I can explore the influence of a surface’s qualities on friction.

Foundation Subjects

History: I can recount and explain a range of basic facts about Ancient Greece (timeline, location, life, central figures …).

PSHE: Nuffield Health will continue with their course.

ICT: I can share what I know about computer programming (Scratch).

Spanish: We will recap and assess last term’s learning (numbers, colours).

 

Please remember!

Your full PE kit has to be in on Tuesday!!!

Also …

  • We still need a few helpers for our Greek workshop on Wednesday. Do not fear, you will not have to dress up.

Greek Workshop

December 23, 2019

Dear all,

Here are some inspirations for our Greek Workshop (in courtesy of  www.historyoffthepage.co.uk). It would be awesome, if everybody could dress up in Greek style.

 

Introduction

On this day your child, will through role-play, experience life as it would have been living in the year 490 BC at the time of the Battle of Marathon, using authentic tools and materials whenever possible to learn skills as apprentices in a wide variety of workshops. As the day progresses, the children will get involved in the issues of the time, with the chance to participate in a range of cross-curricular activities. By the end of the day they will have a really good idea of how it felt like to be a Greek citizen at this pivotal date in history, which led to the rise of Athens as a major power in the ancient world.
There will also be a story-telling session.

A simple costume will help your child really feel part of the day.

Choose your own name for the day:

Boys names include: Aigeus, Aristeides, Amphitrion, Aristoteles, Diomedes, Heracles, Idomeneus, Iktinos, Iphicles, Kallicrates, Meleagros, Pericles, Perseus, Protagoras, Themistocles, Theseus
Girls names include: Alkmene, Artemis, Alkestes, Aithra, Ariadne, Antioppe, Chryseis, Danae, Electra, Elpinike, Hermione, Hippolyte, Iokaste, Kassiope, Nephele, Praksithea, Thetis,

There will be 10 different workstations that children will participate at.

Setting:

The year is 490 BC, and near Athens the battle of Marathon rages on. The pupils will take the roles of Athenian citizens at the time of the battle of Marathon. From the safety of the Agora, the pupils await news of the outcome of the battle, discussing the events that led to this pivotal date in Greek history, and to the rise of Athens as a major power in the ancient world.

Greek Costume:
It would help the pupils engage with the period and role-play if they wore simple costumes. Most Athenians wore clothes made from finely spun wool or linen of various textures. Rich people wore colourful clothes and fine jewellery. Poorer Athenians wore rough, undyed wool. Braid was often used for decoration or as a formal border

Simplest costume: A large plain T-shirt with a belt or cord tie.
A simple tunic (Chiton for girls) is made from a single rectangle of material, the length of the child from neck to knee or calf (plus turnings) by about twice the width of the child from wrist to wrist. Fold in two width ways and stitch the seam. Hem top and bottom. Mark a gap for the head at the centre of the top edge. From the head gap, mark points at 10 centimetre intervals to the end of the fabric. At each point sew a button through both layers. Cut a length of cord for the waist. To wear, the pupil puts his/her head through the centre hole and each arm through the final shoulder gaps. Tie cord around waist.

You may wish to add a Himation, a rectangle of coloured cloth fastened with a brooch or button on the left shoulder.
Pretending to be a particular character from history or mythology is inappropriate and does not help the day in any way.

 

If you are still unsure, “Professor Google” always has an answer and idea.

 

 

 

Gingerbread Houses

December 23, 2019

Dear all,

Here is a selection of pictures from our Gingerbread Houses. As you can see, there were many learning opportunities and I can’t wait for the next baking project.

Any ideas?