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Welcome to London Bridge Class. It is full steam ahead with our learning!

Our Year 5 team are as follows:

Mr Jalloh - Class Teacher

Mrs Thambiayah - Class teaching assistant

Mrs Forde - PPA Teacher

 

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.