Year 5: Blog items

Picture News Discussion - w/c 6.7.20

Date: 3rd Jul 2020 @ 8:32am

This week's dicussion prompt question is: 'How important are first impressions?'

A red, white and blue paint job on the Prime Minister's plane has recently been revealed. The RAF Voyager is used by the Prime Minister and members of the Royal Family for official visits around the world and was previously coloured grey. An official spokesperson for the government confirmed that the plane received its makeover in Cambridgeshire in the colours of the Union Jack at the cost of £900,000, taken from public funds.

 

Supporting resources and prompts to use when discussing this issue at home are attached below.

There are additional resources also attached, which you may wish to take a look at. The first resource gives some descriptions of what some children are planning to do. (1) and the second resource shows some examples of people representing others. (2). Enjoy!

Year 5 - Learning at Home - w/c 6.7.20

Date: 2nd Jul 2020 @ 2:51pm

Hello Year 5,

Here we have it... another week that is running away from us so quickly. I continue to miss all of Year 5 so very much but love being able to see them all each week where we can catch up with one another. Next week, we will have our penultimate Zoom sessions – these will take place again on Friday afternoon.

So that we have a final mix of groupings, can I please ask your child to join the session according to their month of birth.

Schedule:

Friday 10th July             @ 12.30pm        Sept - Dec

Friday 10th July            @ 1.15pm           Jan - April

Friday 10th July             @  2.00pm         May - Aug

Hopefully, your child will be able to join us. As usual, you will receive a text message the day before to confirm a password to join the meeting.

The activities below are the learning tasks set for children accessing the Year 5 curriculum. If your child is accessing another year group’s curriculum (for example Year 3 Reading) then please complete the suggested reading task I their class blog. 

Please remember the activities that have been set are there to support you in your child’s learning. These activities are suggestions in line with what your child would have been doing had school been able to remain open. We appreciate that each family will have their own routine, which will differ widely. Therefore, please do not worry about completing all the activities set, just select the activities which you feel will be the most beneficial for your child.

To support your child further, the BBC have now expanded their education provision, providing daily lessons for all ages in many subjects. You can access resources here or watch the daily lessons online by following this link.

You can also refer to our whole school Twitter feed and the 'Learning at Home' section of our website where useful websites and resources are being shared daily as well.

For your additional information and support, the Government have provided guidance for parents on how to ‘Help Primary School Children continue their education during coronavirus’  and have also indicated use of the Oakland Academy which we can also highly recommend for direct teaching. 

 

English

Reading:

This week I have added two reading comprehensions – one is about summer postcards and the other is a short poem about the sun. The poem is seeped in imagery and description. There is an expression called ‘poetic licence’. This means that as a writer you can practically create your own words and style –very much like how Dahl and Walliams create their own ‘splendiferous’ words! In this poem you will come across words which are new – and they have been written with a poetic licence! You will still be able to work out what they mean by looking for key words and in the context they’re written in.

Key vocabulary to check you understand: legendary and nook.

 

Writing:

This week I would like you to write a letter to Mr King and Mr Curragh as your new teachers next year. Although you know them both well (after all, they’ve practically been our next door neighbours!) it would be lovely to send them a letter sharing things with them that you’d like them to know. Obviously I know you all almost inside out by now, but it would be really lovely for Mr King and Mr Curragh to hear from you too.

Here are some ideas for things to include, you can include anything you would like to tell them.

  • Things you enjoy doing
  • What you like and dislike
  • What subject you enjoy learning about most
  • Which piece of work you are most proud of
  • What your favourite book is
  • What sports you enjoy
  • Favourite food/music/place/TV show

They will enjoy receiving these letters and they can be sent to the same email address the buddy letters were sent to: curriculum@tsp.sefton.school

I know how much they are both looking forward to teaching you in September too!

 

Spellings:

This week’s list:

innocent, innocence, decent, decency, confident, confidence, assistant, assistance, independence, existence

These are tricky words – as always, make sure you understand the meaning of each word.

Don’t forget to keep an eye on the Year 5/6 and the Year 3/ 4 Spelling Lists which I have shared on previous blogs too. Try choosing three words again this week that you can’t yet confidently spell and set yourself the goal of mastering them by the end of the week.

SPAG:

This week the SPAG focus is coordinating conjunctions. This clip  will be a good way to recap how, why and when we use them.

Once you have visited the BBC Bitesie link, complete the SPAG activity here
 

Maths:

This week I would like you to revisit MyMaths once again and pick another area of Number that you are yet to complete. This recapping is really important and beneficial to you. Be sure to complete the lesson first – I have noticed that sometimes you are just heading straight to complete the ‘practice’ section so be sure to do the lesson first as that will go through exactly what you have to do before you complete the task.

I am glad White Rose Maths seems to be a big hit with many of you and that you find the videos useful too. This week we will be recapping on shape both 2D and 3D as well as reflection and translation.

Lesson 1 Regular and irregular polygons 

Lesson 2 Reasoning about 3D shapes 

Lesson 3 Reflections 

Lesson 4 Translation 

All worksheets and the answers are downloadable at the bottom of this blog. Follow the timetable suggested which is attached at the bottom of the blog so that you can then complete the WRM activities for the rest of the week.

You can also refer to White Rose Maths for their daily ‘Problem of the Day’!

And of course, as ever… times tables practise! 25/25 is the goal! How are you getting on?

 

History

This week it is our final History lesson and the focus question is 'In what ways has the Titanic changed history?'. Work through the Powerpoint, reading the information carefully on each slide.

What do we mean by changing history? Think of some key events in history that you have learned about that changed the way things were at the time e.g. the world wars. If events had gone differently, life could have changed as well.

Do you think that the Titanic sinking was significant (important) enough to make change happen? Look into some different ways in which the Titanic sinking changed several laws and guidances around sea travel. Do you think these were significant changes; what would be different if the Titanic hadn’t sunk?

Look at the Change Cards on the worksheet 6A and order them from most significant change to least significant  Record your reasonings in a short explanation text on Worksheet 6C/6D.

 

Art:

Thank you for the art work, which you shared with me on Zoom! I can see how many of you had visited the Tate Art Museum with your wonderful creations.

As there is so much to exhaust at the Tate, this week you’re invited to go back and choose another art related activity to complete Maybe yours will be drawing or painting or perhaps the activity you choose will be to discover about an artist and complete a quiz.

Click this link to see a whole host of ideas that await you! 

Explore the website and choose the activity that suits YOU! Have your completed piece of artwork ready for next week’s Zoom again, so we can see the wonderful array of work you all produce!

 

Science:

Our science curriculum is now completed. There are however many suggestions on this website for activities and experiments you can enjoy.

 

Spanish:

Children to access Language Angels, where children can access age appropriate interactive games made available for them on to play from home. Pupil login details have been sent home via their planners.

Well done and muchas gracias to those of you who continue to log into Duolingo too! Bueno!

 

PE: 

Joe Wicks has been a fantastic motivator during Lockdown and we are sure many of you have thoroughly enjoyed his sessions. As of this week he will be taking a well-deserved rest and reducing his workout days. You can now access his online PE lessons on a Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.

All of the online lessons provided by AfPE remain available and can all be accessed through this link. These quick and easy activities provide lots of fun and could even lead to some family competitions!

As per the school blog, there are a number of challenges and activities that have been set as part of the 'School Games Active Championships'. Please check the whole school blog and Twitter feed to see how you can be involved.

Computing: 

Children should continue to make use of the ‘Think U Know’ resource and stay up to date with new content and material. As we know there is an increased amount of time spent online, it is important to stay on top of ‘online safety’. You can find the resources for these activities here.

Music: 

Weekly singing sessions / resources from 'Out of the Ark’ continue to be available online. Children may also want to access the weekly 'Edsential At Home' resources. Every week they upload an easy to follow, educational and fun downloadable activity sheet, which uses a variety of websites, videos, books and songs to create an interactive and fun learning experience at home. Follow the link to take a look at this week and the previous week's activities. 

David Walliams’ 'Marvellous Musical Podcast' continues to be a hit. Join him for a marvellous musical journey and meet some familiar names along the way – from the 19th-century Franz Liszt, to the famously grumpy Ludwig van Beethoven. There is also a quiz for children to complete after listening – enjoy! 

Why not try this week’s Explore's 30 creative activities which can be done with built-in features of an iPad. There are many fun activities you could take a look at!

 

RE:  

The Big Question will be uploaded on a Friday morning on our class blog page for you to discuss with your family. St Peter's website also have a weekly Sunday Club page which will share RE ideas for you to complete with your family.

Collective Worship: 

The B Tales will continue to release collective worship videos every Monday via their YouTube channel and would love to be part of your weekly collective worship routine. Videos will be posted by 10am every Monday morning.

Watching television programmes or films together also provides an opportunity for you to check your child’s comprehension and develop inference. We know that learning happens in abundance at home. So let them paint, bake, build...these are all wonderful learning opportunities!

If you have any queries or concerns regarding your child's learning, please email to this address: curriculum@tsp.sefton.school instead of the school's usual admin account with the title FAO Year 5. This email account will be checked daily from 12noon and 2pm each day.

I hope you all enjoy the week ahead..and I am keeping my fingers crossed for less rain!

I look forward to seeing you all on Zoom on Friday afternoon!

Mrs Martin x

 

Picture News Discussion - w/c 29.6.20

Date: 26th Jun 2020 @ 8:05am

This week's dicussion prompt question is: ''Why do we have statues?'

Following protests campaigning for Black Lives Matter, demonstrators in Bristol pulled down a statue of a former slave trader, Edward Colston, and threw it into the harbour. It is likely that the statue will now be placed in a museum. Many other famous statues have been in question in other parts of the UK, with issues regarding what they represent and if they should be given prominent positions in towns and cities.

 

Supporting resources and prompts to use when discussing this issue at home are attached below.

There are additional resources also attached which you may wish to take a look at. The first resource shows some different examples of statues (1) and the second resource shares the thoughts of some children regarding who they think deserves a statue and why. (2). Enjoy!

Year 5 - Learning from Home - w/c 29.6.20

Date: 25th Jun 2020 @ 10:02am

Hello Year 5! 

So this week, we welcome the month of July! How can time be passing us by so quickly? The weather was so lovely towards the end of last week so I hope you enjoyed some time outdoors and that those paddling pools you’ve been telling me about were back in good use!

Next week, we will have our Zoom sessions again on Friday afternoon – it really is a lovely way to end the week and for the children to all share what we have all been up to with one another. Hopefully, your child will be able to join us! Once again, we will host 3 meetings to ensure that we can see, hear and talk to one another.

This time, please can we kindly ask that once again, your child joins the meeting at the time again according to your child’s forename initial.

Schedule:

Friday 3rd July               @ 12.30pm        A - H

Friday 3rd July               @ 1.15pm          L - M

Friday 3rd July               @  2.00pm         P- T

 

As usual, you will receive a text message the day before to confirm a password/hyperlink to join the meeting. We hope as many of you as possible can join and we look forward to seeing your child next week!

The activities below are the learning tasks set for children accessing the Year 5 curriculum. If your child is accessing another year group’s curriculum (for example Year 3 Reading) then please complete the suggested reading task I their class blog. 

Please remember the activities that have been set are there to support you in your child’s learning. These activities are suggestions in line with what your child would have been doing had school been able to remain open. We appreciate that each family will have their own routine, which will differ widely. Therefore, please do not worry about completing all the activities set, just select the activities which you feel will be the most beneficial for your child.

To support your child further, the BBC have now expanded their education provision, providing daily lessons for all ages in many subjects. You can access resources here or watch the daily lessons online by following this link.

You can also refer to our whole school Twitter feed and the 'Learning at Home' section of our website where useful websites and resources are being shared daily as well.

For your additional information and support, the Government have provided guidance for parents on how to ‘Help Primary School Children continue their education during coronavirus’  and have also indicated use of the Oakland Academy which we can also highly recommend for direct teaching. 

 

English

Reading Tasks:

I couldn’t resist it! A Titanic themed reading comprehension this week for you! There is slightly more text this week than in previous weeks, however this is good practice for you to read longer pieces of text and answer questions from this. Aim to read this in about 10-15 minutes. Everyone reads at different speeds but it is important we try to read at a good fluent pace.

Why not start by reading the nine questions FIRST this week so that you know what information you are looking out for and you could answer the questions as you go. When you are reading longer pieces of text, it is important to remember the order of what you read for when you return to the text to retrieve answers. Similarly, take note of the subheadings in non-fictions texts such as this one as this too will help you recall here certain information is written.

Key vocabulary to check you understand: watertight, vessel, exquisite, transatlantic, suites, precautions, comparable and theory.

Can you work out what ‘crowning glory’ means?

The word ‘vicinity’ was one of our Ninja vocab words – can you remember what this means too?

 

Writing:

Continuing on from last week, you are going to write another diary entry in the role of your chosen passenger. This week, your writing will focus on that fateful night… 15th April 1912. Emotions of the character and vivid description will be key to this piece of writing – see the WAGOLL provided on Showbie with checklist to complete too.

Spellings:

Well done on continuing to keep up to speed with your spellings. This week’s words are listed below:

Hesitant, tolerant, tolerance, observant, lightning, expectancy, muscles, neighbour, persuade, programme.

One of the above words is a homophone and can therefore be spelt two ways. Can you discover which one it is? Clue: we use this term in computing too!

Don’t forget to keep going over the Year 5/6 and the Year 3/ 4 Spelling Lists which I shared on last weeks blog. Try choosing three words again this week that you can’t yet confidently spell and set yourself the goal of mastering them by the end of the week.

SPAG:

This week the SPAG focus is inverted commas – also known as speech marks. This clip will be a good way to recap how, why and when we use them.

https://ZIEUHUN.exampro.net

 

Maths:

Well done to all of you for continuing to work so hard each week. I’m glad you have been able to check the feedback on MyMaths – I hope you find it helpful.

We now only have three ‘school’ weeks left. As opposed to setting any ‘new learning’, I would like you to once again pick another area of Number that you are yet to complete. This recapping is really important and beneficial to you. Be sure to complete the lesson first – I have noticed that sometimes you are just heading straight to complete the ‘practice’ section so be sure to do the lesson first as that will go through exactly what you have to do before you complete the task.

I was pleased to hear some of you tell me in our Zoom call that you are really enjoying the White Rose Maths daily lessons. This week, the WRM lessons are again recapping Learning Goals which we have already visited in Year 5 – measuring angles. Although this has been set on MyMaths, the online protractor was difficult to manage and made some questions quite difficult to solve. The White Rose Maths this week will hopefully ‘iron out’ any difficulties.

A couple of you mentioned how you hadn’t realised there was a video to watch first. I have copied the video links below for each day so you can clearly see what to watch first before completing the worksheet for each day:

Lesson 1 Measure with a protractor 

Lesson 2 Drawing lines and angles accurately 

Lesson 3 Calculating angles on a straight line 

Lesson 4 Calculating angles around a point 

You can also refer to White Rose Maths for their daily ‘Problem of the Day’!

And of course, as ever… times tables practise! 25/25 is the goal!

 

History:

I loved hearing you recall so many facts about the Titanic on Zoom this week; from the story about the 4th funnel to the reason for the number of lifeboats onboard! You are all working so hard – well done!

This week you will consider:

‘Why were so many lives lost on the ‘unsinkable’ Titanic?’

When the Titanic sank, the news spread across the world as a huge tragedy. People were looking for someone to blame for the massive loss of life. Survivors, both passengers and crew members alike, were brought in to be questioned about what had happened on the night the Titanic sank, revealing the actions of those in charge as well as the attitudes of everyone on board at the time.

Using the information on the slides, investigate the Titanic sinking, beginning with its owners and construction, exploring how the rumour of it being unsinkable started and the consequences of this rumour spreading. After each point, pause and think of where you think the blame lies or what the main reason was for people losing their lives.

Think about the actions of the different people in charge on the night of the incident, including Captain Edward Smith and J Bruce Ismay, using information from survivors as sources of evidence. Astonishingly, many of the deaths that occurred were as a result of the freezing water. Drowning was not the main cause of death when the ship sank...

Look at the Titanic cards and form your own ‘Diamond 9’. We have done this Diamond 9 activity before: you put what you feel to be the most important at the very top of the diamond, then two beneath that, then three, back to two and then the final one – your facts will then form the diamond. (Sheet attached)

 

Art:

Thank you for your modeling work, which you shared with me on Zoom! Using what you had so creatively was very impressive! I LOVED the Lego ‘sinking’ Titanic – brilliant!

This week we are off on a virtual school trip to the Tate Art Museum! Click this link to see a whole host of ideas that await you! Maybe you’ll create a piece of art through the drawing of simple line drawings and primary colours in the style of Piet Mondrian.

Perhaps you will make your own paintings through the use of objects you collect by following this wave painting idea

Explore the website and choose the activity that suits YOU! Have your completed piece of artwork ready for next week’s Zoom so we can see the wonderful array of work you produce!

 

Science:

After last week’s Zoom, when one class member had a picture of the science skittle science experiment as his backdrop, I thought I would share it here for you all to have a go at! You will have to ask your parents very kindly if you could have a packet of skittles…. All in the name of science of course! The process you see happen is called ‘diffusion’. This is a fun experiment, which will teach you about chemical reactions – follow the instructions here and read the information to help your understanding. 

How will you organise the colours? Will you use hot water or cold water? Be creative with your experimenting and have fun!

 

Spanish:

Children to access Language Angels, where children can access age appropriate interactive games made available for them on to play from home. Pupil login details have been sent home via their planners.

Well done and muchas gracias to those of you who continue to log into Duolingo too! Bueno!

 

PE: 

Today sees the conclusion of the Youth Sport Trust 'National School Sport Week'. We hope the children have enjoyed taking part, you can still see all the activities by searching #NSSWtogether and #StayHomeStayActive on Twitter or consulting the timetable in the previous blog.

Joe Wicks has been a fantastic motivator during Lockdown and we are sure many of you have thoroughly enjoyed his sessions. As of this week he will be taking a well-deserved rest and reducing his workout days. You can now access his online PE lessons on a Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.

All of the online lessons provided by AfPE remain available and can all be accessed through this link. These quick and easy activities provide lots of fun and could even lead to some family competitions!

As per the school blog, there are a number of challenges and activities that have been set as part of the 'School Games Active Championships'. Please check the whole school blog and Twitter feed to see how you can be involved.

Computing: 

In class the children LOVE it when Google have a special day and the google logo is linked to a world event or current affair. This fun acitivity enables the children to create their own Google logo through the teaching of coding! 

Children should continue to make use of the ‘Think U Know’ resource and stay up to date with new content and material. As we know there is an increased amount of time spent online, it is important to stay on top of ‘online safety’. You can find the resources for these activities here.

Music: 

 

Weekly singing sessions / resources from 'Out of the Ark’ continue to be available online. Children may also want to access the weekly 'Edsential At Home' resources. Every week they upload an easy to follow, educational and fun downloadable activity sheet, which uses a variety of websites, videos, books and songs to create an interactive and fun learning experience at home. Follow the link to take a look at this week and the previous week's activities. 

David Walliams’ 'Marvellous Musical Podcast' continues to be a hit. Join him for a marvellous musical journey and meet some familiar names along the way – from the 19th-century Franz Liszt, to the famously grumpy Ludwig van Beethoven. There is also a quiz for children to complete after listening – enjoy! 

Why not try this week’s Explore's 30 creative activities which can be done with built-in features of an iPad. There are many fun activities you could take a look at!

 

RE:  

On Monday 29th June, it is the Feast Day of Saints Peter and Paul! First, the children should watch the following videos to tell/remind them of the story of Peter here and the story of Paul here. In line with our school SHINE values, the children should be encouraged to consider how St. Peter and St. Paul inspire and encourage us. As we celebrate this feast day, perhaps the children could write a short reflection, prayer or poem on what we can learn from these two saints in 2020.

The Big Question will be uploaded on a Friday morning on our class blog page for you to discuss with your family. St Peter's website also have a weekly Sunday Club page which will share RE ideas for you to complete with your family.

Collective Worship: 

The B Tales will continue to release collective worship videos every Monday via their YouTube channel and would love to be part of your weekly collective worship routine. Videos will be posted by 10am every Monday morning.

Watching television programmes or films together also provides an opportunity for you to check your child’s comprehension and develop inference. We know that learning happens in abundance at home. So let them paint, bake, build...these are all wonderful learning opportunities!

 

If you have any queries or concerns regarding your child's learning, please email to this address: curriculum@tsp.sefton.school instead of the school's usual admin account with the title FAO Year 5. This email account will be checked daily from 12noon and 2pm each day.

 

Have a great week everyone – see you on Zoom on Friday afternoon… don’t forget to bring along your art to share!

Mrs Martin x

Year 5 - Learning from Home - w/c 22.6.20

Date: 19th Jun 2020 @ 3:34pm

Hello to everyone!

I hope you have yet another lovely week. As always, I really enjoyed our Zoom catch-up last week and hearing what you have been up to. Your cheerful faces are always such a joy! 

This week, we will be hosting more Zoom sessions; this week they  will take place on Friday afternoon. Hopefully, your child will be able to join us! Once again, we will host 3 meetings to ensure that we can all see, hear and talk to one another.

Once again, please can we kindly ask that your child joins the meeting at the time again according to your child’s forename initial.

Schedule:

Friday 26th June                     @ 12.30pm        A - H

Friday 26th June                     @ 1.15pm          L - M

Friday 26th June                     @  2.00pm         N - T

 

You will receive a text message the day before to confirm a password/hyperlink to join the meeting. We hope as many of you as possible can join and we look forward to seeing your child next week!

The activities below are the learning tasks set for children accessing the Year 5 curriculum. If your child is accessing another year group’s curriculum (for example Year 3 Reading) then please complete the suggested reading task in their class blog. 

Please remember the activities that have been set are there to support you in your child’s learning. These activities are suggestions in line with what your child would have been doing had school been able to remain open. We appreciate that each family will have their own routine, which will differ widely. Therefore, please do not worry about completing all the activities set, just select the activities which you feel will be the most beneficial for your child.

To support your child further, the BBC have now expanded their education provision, providing daily lessons for all ages in many subjects. You can access resources here or watch the daily lessons online by following this link.

You can also refer to our whole school Twitter feed and the 'Learning at Home' section of our website where useful websites and resources are being shared daily as well.

For your additional information and support, the Government have provided guidance for parents on how to ‘Help Primary School Children continue their education during coronavirus’  and have also indicated use of the Oakland Academy which we can also highly recommend for direct teaching. 

 

English

During our Zoom call, so many of you shared with me what you were reading at the moment – it seems Harry Potter remains a strong favourite for so many of you and I was pleased to hear how a few of you have also started J.K. Rowling’s 'The Ickabog'. If you are yet to start, I really recommend you do – it’s a really good read so far!

Reading Tasks:

This week’s reading comprehension task is a fiction piece called ‘The Winged Horse’ by Rosalind Kerven. It is based on Greek Mythology about Medusa and Perseus.

Key vocabulary to check you understand are: barren, bristled and constellation. Other words you may not be sure of, but by thinking about its root word will help you to decipher (work out) what it means.

 

Writing:

Well done on completing your newspaper articles last week! I enjoyed reading those that were sent across – you are budding journalists! Well done also for using the resources on Showbie so well.

This week, your writing task is going to go hand in hand with your History; you are going to write a diary entry as if you are a passenger on The Titanic. After chatting with you all on Zoom last week, I can really see how interested so many of you have become in this History unit already, so I think you will enjoy this! You will have to decide however, which passenger you will be. Are you going to be leaving to start a new life in North America in hope of a better life meaning you will be travelling in third-class or will you be on of the first-class passengers awaiting to board this luxurious liner? The history lesson will help you do this so make sure you have done the history task first. 

As always, find the resources on Showbie. If you need to recap on anything learned to date about The Titanic, please look at previous blogs – there is lots to support you.

This week it is also National Writing Day! On 24th June 2020 you are invited to get involved with the #247challenge – a quick, fun and easy challenge to get your creative juices flowing! The challenge has three simple rules: 1. Write a story or poem in 24 words. 2. Start with the words ‘One day’. 3. You only have 7 minutes to write! See this link for more information – I cannot wait to see what 24 words you write in 7 minutes!

Spellings:

I hope you are getting to complete your weekly spelling tests each week and the suggestions on how to practise them each day in our timetable are helpful. Well done for keeping up this routine and practising these. Good luck for this week’s test.

And this week we have… you guessed it! MORE homophones! Six more! The English language really is incredible! There are also four words from the Year 5/6 spelling list too:

As per last week, be sure you learn the meaning of each word properly so that you can spell it correctly.

Wary, weary, who’s, whose, principal, principle, complete, recognise, language, leisure.

This week I have also uploaded the Year 5/6 Spelling List. Why not have a look and see which words you already know? Gove them a tick. Try choosing three words that you can’t yet confidently spell and set yourself the goal of mastering them by the end of the week.

I have also added the Year 3 and 4 Spelling List too as we know there are some tricky words on there too! Keep checking back over this list too.

 

SPAG:

This week the SPAG focus is determiners. Before school closed, we looked at the different type of determiners there are. If you can’t remember, don’t worry! . Watch this video to remind you… and you’ll no doubt think… ‘Oh yessss! I remember!’.

This week's SPAG questions.

 

Maths:

Well done to all of you for continuing to work so hard each week. On our Zoom calls this week, I shared with you all how to view the feedback I have given on this site in case some of you hadn’t checked it. To recap; log in and click the purple tab ‘scores’. This will show you the learning you have completed to date. Click one of the lessons and on the bottom of that page you will see a white speech bubble. If you hover the cursor over this bubble, the comment from me will be be there. Take some time to check over this feedback and see if you are able to have another go if needed on some of the lessons.

Continuing with the revision of all we have done to date, I would like you to choose another lesson from the Number section that you are yet to complete.

Follow the timetable suggested which is attached at the bottom of the blog so that you can then complete the WRM activities for the rest of the week.

This week, the WRM lessons are recapping Learning Goals which we have already visited in Year 5 so this will be a great opportunity to recap, reinforce and revise (wow – that’s a lot of words sharing the prefix re-!). These lessons are subtracting with decimals and multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000.

Daily lessons are provided here along with video tutorials to support your child. The activities for next week are attached below, along with the answers so that you can check your child’s understanding.

As well as MyMaths, you can also refer to White Rose Maths for their daily ‘Problem of the Day’!

And of course, as ever… times tables practise! 25/25 is the goal!

 

History:

Now that I know how many Titanic fanatics there are out there, I am really excited to continue to share with you our next lesson.

During Zoom this week I was delighted to see how much you have embraced this topic already – art work of The Titanic was shared, Lego models have been built and a Minecraft Titanic was even ready to set sail with Jack and Rose aboard the ship! I also loved how one of you now have your very own mini model of this impressive ship too! This is typical of the ever enthusiastic and passionate class of mine that I miss and love so much!

This week, your learning links well with the English task which you will start. You are going to be finding out more about the people who were aboard the ship from across the different classes. Obviously, back in 1912 there was no social media, but your task this week is to create a social media page for one of the voyagers. You have seen our Class Twitter page so you understand the concept of sharing your news with others via an online platform.

Attached you will find a Powerpoint which shows you sources which give us the information of how we know some of the people who may have boarded the ship. There are profiles of other passengers and crew, which you will find really interesting. Maybe one of these characters is whom you will write as in your English task.

 

Art:

I LOVED seeing the art you shared with me on Zoom this week. Many of you have worked so hard on your pieces of artwork and have produced some amazing pieces of work during lockdown. I so enjoyed seeing so many of you in Picasso form and even some of the Year 5 families who had also been ‘Picasso’d’ too!

This week, the suggested art activity it to make your own model of the Titanic. This can be in any which way you choose. The Powerpoint attached suggests using clay but that is not always readily available so remember to be creative as you like if you want to do this task this week.

You could make your own play-doh and create a model, use Lego, create one with old boxes/junk modeling. You may decide not to make a model and instead create a collage instead using different coloured pieces of paper, card and other materials.

Explore using your imagination and have fun! I would love to see what you have made – maybe bring it to our Zoom meet on Friday and we can enjoy viewing some of your work like a visit to an online art exhibition!

 

Science:

Although our Y5 Science curriculum is complete, last week I did promise you a Titanic related science task! It is exploring why things sink and float in water and what you can do to change the density of the water so that it changes this. There are activity sheets attached – have a go at the experiments o the first couple of pages – can you make predictions before you carry out the experiment? Again, if you’d like ot share your findings with us in Zoom that would be fun!

 

Spanish:

This week you can access the Oakland Academy Spanish lesson here to le. n how to describe the weather, 

Children can also continue to access Language Angels, where they can access age appropriate interactive games made available for them on to play from home. Pupil login details have been sent home via their planners.

Well done and muchas gracias to those of you who continue to log into Duolingo too! Bueno!

 

PE: 

Joe Wicks has been a fantastic motivator during Lockdown and we are sure many of you have thoroughly enjoyed his sessions. As of this week he will be taking a well-deserved rest and reducing his workout days. You can now access his online PE lessons on a Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.

Tomorrow sees the start of the Youth Sport Trust 'National School Sport Week'. This year, everything will be online - meaning you can get involved from the comfort of your own living room! Attached is a timetable with different challenges to try each day- why not tweet some of your best scores and use the hashtags #NSSWtogether and #StayHomeStayActive

All of the online lessons provided by AfPE remain available and can all be accessed through this link. These quick and easy activities provide lots of fun and could even lead to some family competitions!

As per the school blog, there are a number of challenges and activities that have been set as part of the 'School Games Active Championships'. Please check the whole school blog and Twitter feed to see how you can be involved.

 

Computing: 

This week, the activity is linked to photography skills; you will be able to use pic collage to create your own pieces of art - much like those of David Hockney. Let your imagination loose as you step into the wonderful world of Hockney type art!

Children should continue to make use of the ‘Think U Know’ resource and stay up to date with new content and material. As we know there is an increased amount of time spent online, it is important to stay on top of ‘online safety’. You can find the resources for these activities here.

Music: 

World Music Day was officially launched in 1982 and became a major world music event, celebrated in over 120 countries every year. World Music Day is all about the joy of making music. This link will take you to resources to help you participate in Make Music Day on Sunday 21st June. This year’s song is the Morecambe and Wise classic, ‘Bring Me Sunshine’.

Weekly singing sessions / resources from 'Out of the Ark’ continue to be available online. Children may also want to access the weekly 'Edsential At Home' resources. Every week they upload an easy to follow, educational and fun downloadable activity sheet, which uses a variety of websites, videos, books and songs to create an interactive and fun learning experience at home. Follow the link to take a look at this week and the previous week's activities. 

David Walliams’ 'Marvellous Musical Podcast' continues to be a hit. Join him for a marvellous musical journey and meet some familiar names along the way – from the 19th-century Franz Liszt, to the famously grumpy Ludwig van Beethoven. There is also a quiz for children to complete after listening – enjoy! 

 

RE:  

The Big Question will be uploaded on a Friday morning on our class blog page for you to discuss with your family. St Peter's website also have a weekly Sunday Club page which will share RE ideas for you to complete with your family.

Collective Worship

The B Tales will continue to release collective worship videos every Monday via their YouTube channel and would love to be part of your weekly collective worship routine. Videos will be posted by 10am every Monday morning.

Watching television programmes or films together also provides an opportunity for you to check your child’s comprehension and develop inference. We know that learning happens in abundance at home. So let them paint, bake, build...these are all wonderful learning opportunities!

If you have any queries or concerns regarding your child's learning, please email to this address: curriculum@tsp.sefton.school instead of the school's usual admin account with the title FAO Year 5. This email account will be checked daily from 12noon and 2pm each day.

Have a wonderful week everyone and I look forward to seeing you on Friday on Zoom!

I miss you all,

Mrs Martin x

Picture News Discussion - w/c 22.6.20

Date: 19th Jun 2020 @ 8:51am

This week's dicussion prompt question is: 'Should zoos have been allowed to reopen earlier?'

Chester Zoo is the largest zoo in the UK and was closed on 21st March, following lockdown restrictions due to the Covid-19 outbreak. It reopened on 15th June after being closed for 3 months. During the long period it was closed, the owners were concerned that it may not ever have been able to reopen due to the huge lack of income caused by the closure and the huge costs involved in feeding the animals.

 

Supporting resources and prompts to use when discussing this issue at home are attached below.

There are additional resources also attached which you may wish to take a look at. The first resource shows some of the wild animals you might find if you visited a zoo (1) and the second resource shares why some people think we have zoos. (2). Enjoy!

Picture News Discussion - w/c 15.6.20

Date: 12th Jun 2020 @ 9:18am

This week's discussion prompt question is: 'How should we learn to manage our money?'

A mother from Northumberland recently spent £100 on a second-hand vending machine to provide an opportunity for her children to learn about money after tiring of them arguing over snacks and other items during lockdown. Mother of four, Sarah Balsdon, was getting so fed up with her children's constant arguments that she and her husband, Kyle, came up with the idea to provide them in a limited and controlled way, whilst helping the children learn how to manage money.

 

Supporting resources and prompts to use when discussing this issue at home are attached below.

There are additional resources also attached which you may wish to take a look at. The first resource shows some different ways that children have received money (1) and the second resource provides even more information about pocket money. (2). Enjoy!

Year 5 - Learning from Home - w/c 15.6.20

Date: 10th Jun 2020 @ 8:03pm

Hello to everyone!

I hope you have yet another lovely week; the weather has certainly not been what we had grown accustomed to in May but I hope you still have managed to be productive and have fun.

Next week, we will be hosting more Zoom sessions and these will take place on Wednesday but this time in the morning. Hopefully, your child will be able to join us! Once again, we will host 3 meetings to ensure that we can see, hear and talk to one another.

This time, please can we kindly ask that your child joins the meeting at the time according to your child’s forename initial. For example, John Smith would join in the session for the J initial. Pease note that this is different to the previous meetings to allow the children a chance to see and hear other members of the class.

Schedule:

Wednesday 17th June  @ 9.30pm           A - H

Wednesday 17th June  @ 10.15pm         L - M

Wednesday 17th June  @ 11.00am         P- T

 

As per previous Zoom sessions, you will receive a text message the day before to confirm a password/hyperlink to join the meeting. You will need to be able to have access to  Zoom.

We look forward to seeing your child next week!

The activities below are the learning tasks set for children accessing the Year 5 curriculum. If your child is accessing another year group’s curriculum (for example Year 3 Reading) then please complete the suggested reading task I their class blog. 

Please remember the activities that have been set are there to support you in your child’s learning. These activities are suggestions in line with what your child would have been doing had school been able to remain open. We appreciate that each family will have their own routine, which will differ widely. Therefore, please do not worry about completing all the activities set, just select the activities which you feel will be the most beneficial for your child.

To support your child further, the BBC have now expanded their education provision, providing daily lessons for all ages in many subjects. You can access resources here or watch the daily lessons online by following this link.

You can also refer to our whole school Twitter feed and the 'Learning at Home' section of our website where useful websites and resources are being shared daily as well.

For your additional information and support, the Government have provided guidance for parents on how to ‘Help Primary School Children continue their education during coronavirus’  and have also indicated use of the Oakland Academy which we can also highly recommend for direct teaching. 

 

English

Hopefully many of you have now enrolled onto this year’s Summer Reading Challenge which launched on Friday 5th June. There appears to be many activities and books available to read and will sure be a new way of completing this challenge!

Reading Tasks:

This week’s reading comprehension task is a non-fiction report about another rather large animal; not a mammoth but a rhinoceros! As a class of animal lovers, I am sure you will enjoy reading this text and learning some interesting facts about these magnificent animals. 

I hope many of you have now started reading the J.K Rowling book ‘The Ickabog’. I, for one,  am hooked! It is not a typical Rowling-style read, but it is certainly both entertaining and intriguing. All chapters she has released to date our available to read with suggestions for what to illustrate if you wish to enter the competition she is running also. It's not too late to start... join in!

Writing:

Last week, you began the role as a journalist and started to create your own newspaper report using the resources shared on Showbie. This week there are the next set of resources shared for you which will read in line with the uploaded suggested timetable for Year 5 too.

Don’t forget to send any completed pieces of writing (even better if they are illustrated too just like in our Author Books at school!) if you would like to share them with me.

Spellings:

I hope you are getting to complete your weekly spelling tests each week and the suggestions on how to practise them each day in our timetable are helpful. Well done for keeping up this routine and practising these.

The spellings for this week are:

Descent, dissent, draft, draught, desert, dessert, steal, steel, profit, prophet.

As you can see, these spellings are more homophones. It is super important to understand the difference of each word meaning.

Descent is similar to a word we often use in maths – can you work out what that is?

Dissent – an interesting and not often used word… could you find the meaning of this word and put it into a sentence perhaps linked to our weekly class discussions?

Remember to understand the meaning of each different word. To be able to spell it correctly, you will need to be able to understand what they both mean and how they are different.

 

SPAG:

This week the SPAG focus is parenthesis. We use parenthesis in our writing and although the BBC Bitesize link to complete this week refers mainly to brackets, we know that we can also use dashes and commas in the same place too.

This week's SPAG activity.

Maths:

So that we continue to revise all we have done so far to date, I would like you to look at your MyMaths profile carefully. At the start of lockdown, all of the Number aspects of MyMaths were opened for you to work through and recap on. This week, I would like you to choose one of these areas to complete. If you have already completed them all, you can perhaps spend time reading through the feedback that has been provided to date and perhaps retrying some tasks to see if you can have another go and increase your score.

Follow the timetable suggested which is attached at the bottom of the blog so that you can then complete the WRM activities for the rest of the week. This week these are linking percentages to fractions as well as the addition of decimals numbers (something which you are all very good at!). Daily lessons are provided here along with video tutorials to support your child. The activities for next week are attached below, along with the answers so that you can check your child’s understanding.

As well as MyMaths, you can also refer to White Rose Maths for their daily ‘Problem of the Day’!

And of course, as ever… times tables practise! How are your scores coming along?!

 

History:

This week, you are about to set foot upon The Titanic! What an incredible ship it was – even today, a ship of such grandeur would be greatly admired by many across the globe.

Look through the Powerpoint and read the text carefully and study the photographs well paying close attention to detail. You will be most surprised, I think, to see the difference between the classes of people aboard the ship and how the amount of money you had depended on the experience you would also have had.

Once you have read through the Powerpoint, look at the Activity sheet attached below. You can choose which of the worksheets you would like to complete 3A/B or C – remember these sheets do not have to be printed; they are simply a visual resource to help you just like in class when we share things on Showbie but complete the work in our books or on paper.

Use the letters and source cards to help you as you think like a historian and examine the evidence for clues. Have fun!

 

Art:

So after last week’s art lessons, are you all now a class of budding Picassos?!

Keep these safe so I can see them during our next Zoom meeting on Wednesday morning!

For this week’s art activity, I have attached some Titanic related art work. This examines the use of colour and how this can provoke emotions and feelings. Similar to the music lesson last week which was about emotions and mood, but this time using our sense of vision and not hearing.

Look through the attached Powerpoint, which helps you to understand the use of colour more and then complete the first sheet 2A. You can use paints, pencils, crayons or felts to complete this activity.

 

Science:

Our science curriculum for Year 5 is now complete – well done! If you need to complete any of the remaining science activities, they are still accessible on previous blogs. Next week, I will provide you with a Titanic linked science lesson to keep those scientific minds thinking but in the meantime, there are lots of other exciting resources for science available online.

A variety of resources to spark curiosity and develop thinking skills can be found here, on the Explorify website. All of the activities are designed to encourage your children to think like scientists and it is completely free to sign up and enjoy!  

The pharmaceutical company, Pfizer Ltd, have also developed some new educational materials to be used by parents and students at home. Superbugs: Join the Fight and Science in a Box teach children about the spread of infection and medicine.

For more additional tasks, you can also visit the following website where there are 44 challenges for children to try at home.

Spanish:

This week, visit the Oakland Academy to complete the lesson 'Saying where you live' in Spanish. This half hour video will help you read, speak and understand more spanish vocab.

Children to access Language Angels, where children can access age appropriate interactive games made available for them on to play from home. Pupil login details have been sent home via their planners.

Well done and muchas gracias to those of you who continue to log into Duolingo too!

 

PE:

I know how fit and active you all are in Year 5 – I’ve enjoyed hearing on Zoom of how you have even managed to continue to practise your skills whether that be football, taekwando, boxing or gymnastics! Great effort!

If you haven’t yet had the chance to look at the Yorkshire Sports organisation You Tube channel, have a look here. They have created a wealth of PE lesson videos for you to enjoy either on your own or with family members.

All of the online lessons provided by AfPE remain available and can all be accessed through this link. These quick and easy activities provide lots of fun and could even lead to some family competitions!

As per the school blog, there are a number of challenges and activities that have been set as part of the 'School Games Active Championships'. Please check the whole school blog and Twitter feed to see how you can be involved.

Mr Wicks is still going strong too – if you are still completing his daily activities; wow well done! Perhaps you’ve taken a break and it’s now time to rejoin him at 9am on Monday!

Computing:

Continuin on from last week's task, I have shared again Explore's 30 creative activities which can be done with built-in features of an iPad. There are many fun activities you could take a look at - which will you have a go at this week?

Music:

I've been missing the fun we had together when we had our class sing alongs.! Why not try this music lesson at The Oakland Academy where you can learn to sing a song about living in peace and harmony... and how very relevant that is for us all to hope and pray for at the moment. 

As well as accessing the weekly singing sessions / resources from 'Out of the Ark,' you may also want to access the weekly 'Edsential At Home' resources. Every week they upload an easy to follow, educational and fun downloadable activity sheet, which uses a variety of websites, videos, books and songs to create an interactive and fun learning experience at home. Follow the link to take a look at this week and the previous week's activities. 

David Walliams has also announced his new 'Marvellous Musical Podcast'. As well as his daily reading, he is also recording a musical podcast each week. Join him for a marvellous musical journey and meet some familiar names along the way – from the 19th-century Franz Liszt, to the famously grumpy Ludwig van Beethoven. If your child wants a further challenge, why not put their knowledge to the test by completing the quiz after they have listened?

RE:  

The Big Question will be uploaded on a Friday morning on our class blog page for you to discuss with your family. St Peter's website also have a weekly Sunday Club page which will share RE ideas for you to complete with your family.

Collective Worship: 

The B Tales will continue to release collective worship videos every Monday via their YouTube channel and would love to be part of your weekly collective worship routine. Videos will be posted by 10am every Monday morning.

Watching television programmes or films together also provides an opportunity for you to check your child’s comprehension and develop inference. We know that learning happens in abundance at home. So let them paint, bake, build...these are all wonderful learning opportunities!

If you have any queries or concerns regarding your child's learning, please email to this address: curriculum@tsp.sefton.school instead of the school's usual admin account with the title FAO Year 5. This email account will be checked daily from 12noon and 2pm each day.

I hope you all enjoy the weekend.

Stay safe and stay happy and I look forward to seeing you on Wednesday morning on Zoom!

Mrs Martin x

Picture News Discussion - w/c 8.6.20

Date: 6th Jun 2020 @ 12:49pm

This week's discussion prompt question is: 'How important is it to have a routine?'

Since the beginning of the lockdown, many people have had to completely change their  routines in line with the new guidance and new rules. Of course, this has also meant the closure of schools as well as many workplaces and places to visit too. Routine means different things to different people.

 

Supporting resources and prompts to use when discussing this issue at home are attached below.

There are additional resources also attached which you may wish to take a look at. The first resource is a sorting activity for a daily routine (1) and the second resource shares Arthur’s experience of a day without any routine. (2). Enjoy!

Year 5 - Learning at Home - w/c 8.06.20

Date: 4th Jun 2020 @ 12:48pm

Hello to everyone!

How lovely it was to see so many of you on Zoom this week – your cheerful faces and sharing of news really brightened my day! We are planning on more Zooms to be held soon too so I look forward to seeing more of the amazing work from the blogs you were sharing with me – the artwork of The Titanic from so many of you quite literally took my breath away! They were FANTASTIC! Thank you Year 5 – you really are wonderful; you continue to make me so proud with your commitment, dedication and enthusiasm. 

The activities below are the learning tasks set for children accessing the Year 5 curriculum. If your child is accessing another year group’s curriculum (for example Year 3 Reading) then please complete the suggested reading task I their class blog. 

Please remember the activities that have been set are there to support you in your child’s learning. These activities are suggestions in line with what your child would have been doing had school been able to remain open. We appreciate that each family will have their own routine, which will differ widely. Therefore, please do not worry about completing all the activities set, just select the activities which you feel will be the most beneficial for your child.

To support your child further, the BBC have now expanded their education provision, providing daily lessons for all ages in many subjects. You can access resources here or watch the daily lessons online by following this link.

You can also refer to our whole school Twitter feed and the 'Learning at Home' section of our website where useful websites and resources are being shared daily as well.

For your additional information and support, the Government have provided guidance for parents on how to ‘Help Primary School Children continue their education during coronavirus’  and have also indicated use of the Oakland Academy which we can also highly recommend for direct teaching. 

 

English

This week from 8th-14th June, there is a special seven-day online 'Dream Big' festival in partnership with Waterstones for families to celebrate the power of imagination and Puffin's 80th birthday. Watch on Puffin Facebook and YouTube channels as each day two events take place. It promises to be great fun and another way of enaging children in the wonderful world of literature, storytelling, reading and illustrating.  

The Summer Reading Challenge website launched on Friday 5th June – I hope as many of you as possible are able to enroll and join in with the reading challenge fun!

Reading Tasks:

This week’s reading comprehension task is a newspaper report about a woolly mammoth! I’m sure I can guess which book you are all thinking about now…. The Ice Monster! There is a key word in this text – 'cloning'. Read the text first then try and make a sensible prediction as to what the words means before looking it up.

On May 26th, JKRowling launched a new book online for us all to enjoy: ‘The Ickabog’.  I’m hoping many of you started it especially if you are inbewteen reading books as it seems this will only be available for a while online whilst schools are closed. Plus, we all love a competition and there is a chance for YOU to illustrate ‘The Ickabog’ itself!

Writing:

Last week, the task was to complete a book review and I know being a class of bookworms there will be a whole range of books that were reviewed! Some that were shared with me were well known Walliams classics that we all know and love but also a couple of book titles that I hadn’t heard of (The book ‘What’s that in Dog Years?’ by Ben Davis sounds like a very sad book so grab some tissues first if you are going to read that!). Well done everyone!

This week, in line with the reading comprehension for this week, I would like you to step into the shoes of a journalist and create your own newspaper report! Remember, newspaper reports are formal pieces of writing (so this follows on well from last week’s SPAG activity).

Head over to Showbie, to see the resources to help you with this week’s task.

 

Spellings:

The spellings for this week are some more homophones – these are words that sound the same but are spelt differently and have different meanings. We have looked at many homophones already – Before you look at this week’s list, double check you are still confident with these:

hear/here, there/their/they’re, your/you’re, where/were/wear/we’re.

This week’s list is:

affect, effect, serial, cereal, alter, altar, stationary, stationery, compliment, complements

Remember to understand the meaning of each different word. To be able to spell it correctly, you will need to be able to understand what they both mean and how they are different.

 

SPAG:

This week the SPAG focus is ‘antonyms and synonyms. We recap on these often in our SPAG sessions. This BBC video and quiz will help refresh your memory on these words.

When we write, it is really important to ensure we use synonyms to avoid overuse of the same words.

E.g:

The happy little girl was so happy because she received a puppy for her birthday – she was happy!
 

This sentence could be improved by using synonyms of happy:

e.g. The happy little girl was so excited because she received a puppy for her birthday – she was delighted!

Now take this antonym and synonym quiz!

 

Maths:

This week the task set for you on MyMaths is linked to improper fractions. We have covered this in class already but I recommend you work through this video clip  and through the MyMaths lesson first as a recap before completing the practice part.

Follow the timetable suggested which is attached at the bottom of the blog so that you can then complete the WRM activities for the rest of the week. Daily lessons are also provided here along with video tutorials to support your child. The activities for next week are attached below, along with the answers so that you can check your child’s understanding.

As well as MyMaths, you can also refer to White Rose Maths for their daily Problem of the Day’!

And of course… how are those times tables going?! Are you the latest Times table Rock Star?! Keep on practising by using this online checker to ensure you are keeping up to speed! 25/25 is the score that you are aiming for and maintaining!

 

 

History:

Following on from last week’s learning, this week you are going to think like a historian. The PowerPoint attached is for you to look at some primary sources of evidence from the time of The Titanic. It is important to study the pieces of evidence carefully – some things will give you facts, others will give you clues so that you can infer things from it – this is called ‘speculating’. You will see that you have to be very careful when you look at each piece of evidence and connect your learning back to when we did ‘Fake News’ in Year 4 in our Computing unit.

Open up the ‘Titanic Activity’. The first three worksheets - 2a/b/c are examples of how you can record your learning.

 

Art:

This week, I would like you to look at the life of Pablo Picasso. Picasso was alive during the time of The Titanic although his artwork does not typify the other artists of this era. This video clip will teach you about the fascinating life of Picasso and his works.

I’d like you to have a go at drawing some portraits using the unusual style that he is well remembered for today.

This video will help you with your artwork this week. Try and complete a self-portrait and portraits of other people you know too. Keep these safe so I can see them during our next Zoom meeting!

 

 

Science:

 

Our science curriculum for Year 5 is now complete – well done! If you need to complete any of the remaining science activities, they are still accessible on previous blogs. During Zoom, lots of you told me about how you watched the rocket launch to ISS. Maybe you could reseach further about the International Space Station (ISS) and ask yourself would you like to take a visit?! This video shows gives you a tour of the space station!

There are lots of other exciting resources for science available online. A variety of resources to spark curiosity and develop thinking skills can be found here, on the Explorify website. All of the activities are designed to encourage your children to think like scientists and it is completely free to sign up and enjoy!  

The pharmaceutical company, Pfizer Ltd, have also developed some new educational materials to be used by parents and students at home. Superbugs: Join the Fight and Science in a Box teach children about the spread of infection and medicine.

For more additional tasks, you can also visit the following website where there are 44 challenges for children to try at home.

Spanish:

Children to access Language Angels, where children can access age appropriate interactive games made available for them on to play from home. Pupil login details have been sent home via their planners.

 

PE:

Yorkshire Sports organisations have created a wealth of PE lesson videos which are available on their YouTube channel

These cover gymnastics, dance and orienteering to name a few but  there is something you could get the whole family involved with.

All of the online lessons provided by AfPE remain available and can all be accessed through this link. These quick and easy activities provide lots of fun and could even lead to some family competitions!

As per the school blog, there are a number of challenges and activities that have been set as part of the 'School Games Active Championships'. Please check the whole school blog and Twitter feed to see how you can be involved.

Mr Wicks is still going strong too – so if you are still completing his daily activities; wow well done! Perhaps you’ve taken a break and it’s now time to rejoin him at 9am on Monday!

Computing:

Why not try this week’s Explore's 30 creative activities which can be done with built-in features of an iPad. There are many fun activities you could take a look at!

 

Music:

This week, we will look at exploring emotions in music - click this link and follow the lesson. Music is so emotive and this lesson looks at how and why musicians may choose to write the songs they do. All of us will respond differently to pieces of music - I know that some of us love rock music whilst others would prefer pop! This lesson really makes you think about what you hear and connecting it to how that makes you feel. 

As well as accessing the weekly singing sessions / resources from 'Out of the Ark,' you may also want to access the weekly 'Edsential At Home' resources. Every week they upload an easy to follow, educational and fun downloadable activity sheet, which uses a variety of websites, videos, books and songs to create an interactive and fun learning experience at home. Follow the link to take a look at this week and the previous week's activities. 

David Walliams has also announced his new 'Marvellous Musical Podcast'. As well as his daily reading, he is also recording a musical podcast each week. Join him for a marvellous musical journey and meet some familiar names along the way – from the 19th-century Franz Liszt, to the famously grumpy Ludwig van Beethoven. If your child wants a further challenge, why not put their knowledge to the test by completing the quiz after they have listened?

 

RE:  The Big Question will be uploaded on a Friday morning on our class blog page for you to discuss with your family. St Peter's website also have a weekly Sunday Club page which will share RE ideas for you to complete with your family.

 

Collective Worship: The B Tales will continue to release collective worship videos every Monday via their YouTube channel and would love to be part of your weekly collective worship routine. Videos will be posted by 10am every Monday morning.

Watching television programmes or films together also provides an opportunity for you to check your child’s comprehension and develop inference. We know that learning happens in abundance at home. So let them paint, bake, build...these are all wonderful learning opportunities!

If you have any queries or concerns regarding your child's learning,  or to share any of their work, please email to this address: curriculum@tsp.sefton.school instead of the school's usual admin account with the title FAO Year 5. This email account will be checked daily from 12noon and 2pm each day.

 

I hope you all enjoy the weekend.

Stay safe and stay happy.

I miss you all,

Mrs Martin x

 

 

 

Picture News Additional Resource - 4.6.20

Date: 3rd Jun 2020 @ 6:37pm

The prompt questions for this additional, special discussion resource are: 'What does Black Lives Matter mean?' and 'Is Blackout Tuesday an effective way to raise awareness of racial inequality?' 

 

'Black Lives Matter' and 'Blackout Tuesday' are movements to both raise awareness and educate people about racial inequalities around the world. Racism is something we can all learn about and find out ways that we can support and promote equality for all.

 

On Tuesday 2nd June, millions of people around the world shared a plain black image as part of ‘Blackout Tuesday’, a global event to protest against racial inequality. Organisers behind the movement asked people to: post a picture of a black square on their social media account; mute their account for the day and use the time they would otherwise be on social media to educate themselves on Black Lives Matter.

 

Supporting resources and prompts to use when discussing this issue at home are attached below.

An additional resource will allow you to read through the experience of American author, Shola Richards. Perhaps consider: What can it teach us about the effects of racism on his daily life? Does any of his experience surprise us? Why do you think he wanted to share his story at this time?

Picture News Discussion - w/c 1.6.20

Date: 29th May 2020 @ 5:15pm

This week's discussion prompt question is: 'Why do people choose the jobs they do?'

The number of people seeking to start a career in the healthcare sector has risen during the pandemic, official figures reveal. Health leaders said the wish shown by thousands of people to help them to fight illness was “truly humbling”. The NHS Health Careers website has seen a 220% rise in people expressing an interest in becoming a nurse.

 

Supporting resources and prompts to use when discussing this issue at home are attached below.

There are additional resources also attached which you may wish to take a look at. The first resource is where some people share information about their job (1) and the second resource is where some people explain how they feel about their jobs (2). Enjoy!

Year 5 - Learning from Home - w/c 1.6.20

Date: 29th May 2020 @ 9:15am

Hello to everyone!

I hope you all enjoyed half-term and made the most of the most of the incredible sunshine we were blessed with all week.

Over the next two weeks, the whole school will be hosting more 'class-catchups' via 'Zoom!' Our class catch-ups will take place on Wednesday 3rd June. I really hope your child will be able to come along! Once again, we will host 3 meetings to ensure that we can see, hear and talk to one another. Please can we kindly ask that your child joins the meeting at the time according to your child’s surname initial. 

 

Schedule:

Wednesday 3rd June @ 12.30                B - F

Wednesday 3rd June @ 1.15                  H – L

Wednesday 3rd June @ 2.00                  M - Y

 

You will receive a text message on the morning to confirm a password/hyperlink to join the meeting. You will need to be able to have access to Zoom -  www.zoom.com 

 

Hopefully, all being well, we look forward to seeing your child next week!

We now enter into our final half-term of Year 5… wow! Whilst we are still predicted more glorious sunshine this week too, I hope the children are able to complete the activities listed below. If your child is accessing another year group’s curriculum (for example Year 3 Reading) then please complete the suggested reading task in their class blog. 

Please remember the activities that have been set are there to support you in your child’s learning. These activities are suggestions in line with what your child would have been doing had school been able to remain open. We appreciate that each family will have their own routine, which will differ widely. Therefore, please do not worry about completing all the activities set, just select the activities which you feel will be the most beneficial for your child. Should you wish to complete all the weekly activities, a suggested timetable has been attached to support you.

To support your child further, the BBC have now expanded their education provision, providing daily lessons for all ages in many subjects. You can access resources here or watch the daily lessons online by following this link.

You can also refer to our whole school Twitter feed and the 'Learning at Home' section of our website where useful websites and resources are being shared daily as well.

The Government have also released this guidance for parents and carers on how to 'Help  school children continue their education during coronavirus' to further support you.

English

Exciting news! Despite the closure of public libraries, we are pleased to tell you that this year's Summer Reading Challenge scheme will go ahead virtually. The challenge called 'The Silly Squad' will enable children, aged 4-11 years old, to have regular access to books as well as have a safe space to connect with their peers. The Summer Reading Challenge website launches on Friday 5th June when children can be enrolled and commence their challenge!"

Reading Tasks:

This week’s reading comprehension task is another poem; this time entitled ‘Wings’ written by Pie Corbett. Before half-term, I shared the children’s poetry archive website. Please do take a look if you haven’t yet – there’s a wealth of poetry to explore and enjoy.

 

This week, JKRowling launched a new book online for us all to enjoy: ‘The Ickabog’.  The Ickabog launched on the 26th May and will be published for free on this website, in instalments, over the next seven weeks, a chapter (or two, or three) at a time. It isn’t Harry Potter and it doesn’t include magic; this story is entirely different. The super exciting part is that there is a chance for YOU to illustrate ‘The Ickabog’ which is due out later this year. By following the story and reading the website, you will be given suggestions as to what draw by J.K.Rowling herself.

Writing:

What books have you been reading during lockdown? Have you been reading books through the blog or perhaps you have been enjoying other books you have sourced yourself or already had at home waiitng to be read? This week’s reading task is to complete your very own book review. This book review is to give your own personal response to a book that you have enjoyed!

Take a look on Showbie, to see the resources to help you with this week’s task.

 

Spellings:

The spellings for all this week are:

defuse, return, rewrite, reuse, reappear, overtake, mistake, misfired, interfere

*Remember, the prefix ‘mis’ only has ONE ‘s’

SPAG:

This week the SPAG focus is ‘Standard English’ – we have talked about this in class before and referred to also as formal and informal use of language. Remember when we write letters about palm Oil last year? We ensured they were all formally written by having a respectful and serious tone. It may sometimes be called ‘posh’, ‘formal’ or even ‘the Queen’s English’. The word ‘Standard’ refers to the use of its use of standardised vocabulary and grammar which excludes the use of slang words and incorrect grammar.

This BBC video will help you understand this further as you recap the use of Standard English before completing this task.

 

Maths:

This week the task set for you on MyMaths is connecting your fractions learning to percentages. Remember whenever we say a % of a number, a % is always out of 100. This video clip supports the MyMaths lesson well should you need it as a recap. We have been including these kinds of questions on our 4 a day each day in Year 5 so don’t let the video for KS3 pupils worry you – it is only reinforcing elements of learning that you already know.

As well as MyMaths, you can also refer to White Rose Maths for their daily ‘Problem of the Day’! Daily lessons are also provided here along with video tutorials to support your child. The activities for next week are attached below, along with the answers so that you can check your child’s understanding. The lessons this week are all linked to fractions – a key element of Year 5.

And of course no blog ever feels complete until I have reminded everyone to continue to practise their times tables… the key to most maths in Year 5… is times tables knowledge! Here is an online checker to ensure you are keeping up to speed! 25/25 as the score that you are aiming for and it is there to remind you to keep on going and even when you get 25/25….. keep on doing this each day to make sure you don’t forget!

 

History:

I am so excited about our history topic for our final half-term as know you are all going to really enjoy it; The Titanic.

Many of you will already have heard about this famous ‘unsinkable’ ship already and over the next few weeks you will delve into the fascinating history of this maritime tale.

Firstly, can you discover when the Titanic was built and set sail? Link this date back to a timeline of history you have already studied before e.g. How long after the Egyptians was the Titanic? Was Queen Victoria alive when the ship set sail? Did World Wars 1 and 2 happen before or after this time? Plot these key times on a simple timeline to help you understand where this piece of history occurs.

Read through the PowerPoint. Using the fact sheet attached you can either order them in facts of importance or label them A-P and add them to the graph of significance. So for example, Fact A you may feel is VERY important/significant so would mark a cross on +5 of A on the graph. If it is not really significant it would be a negative number on the graph e.g. -3

All you need to do is consider the facts learned (Black hat thinking) and then decided of you think these are significant or not so significant! You will need to use your yellow, white and grey hat thinking to help your decision-making. (Thinking hat poster attached as a reminder).

 

Art:

This week, I’d like you to have a go and drawing a very simple black and white line drawing of the Titanic. Following this video you will see how you can create depth and perspective to your drawings with ease. And remember Austin’s Butterfly?! That video taught us that our first version will not be the best version and to ask for feedback from an adult or sibling so you can try again and see if you can improve upon it. You may choose to add colour to it too.

Science:

Our science curriculum for Year 5 is now complete – well done! If you need to complete any of the remaining science activities, they are still accessible on previous blogs.

However, there are lots of other exciting resources for science available online. A variety of resources to spark curiosity and develop thinking skills can be found here, on the Explorify website. All of the activities are designed to encourage your children to think like scientists and it is completely free to sign up and enjoy!  

The pharmaceutical company, Pfizer Ltd, have also developed some new educational materials to be used by parents and students at home. Superbugs: Join the Fight and Science in a Box teach children about the spread of infection and medicine.

For more additional tasks, you can also visit the following website where there are 44 challenges for children to try at home.

Spanish:

Language Angels have extended their provision and have created a designated ‘Home School’ section to their website. This will enable your child to continue their foreign language learning journey whilst they are at home through a range of learning activities. Please see our whole school blog here, which provides both the login details required as well as information required to access the resource. The Language Angels website can be accessed here.

Computing

 

This week you can also find another mini technology activity for children to try attached to this blog – it is creating their own comic or magazine through a free app called ‘Book Creator’ .

In addition to this, ‘Think U Know’ have created some great resources for children to keep up to date with online safety. Currently, we are aware there is an increased amount of time spent online. Staying safe whilst online is incredibly important and something we spend a lot of time looking at when in school. You can find the resources for these activities here.

PE:

All of the online lessons provided by AfPE remain available and can all be accessed through this link. These quick and easy activities provide lots of fun and could even lead to some family competitions!

As per the school blog, there are a number of challenges and activities that have been set as part of the 'School Games Active Championships'. Please check the whole school blog and Twitter feed to see how you can be involved.

And of course, the PE teacher to the nation contonues to do his thing each morning. If you are unable to do his 9am workout they are all avaioable onlone for you to do at your leisure through this link.

 

Music:

On Tuesday, 2nd June, there is an initiative to join the largest choir with Young Voices singing a song familiar to you: ‘The Power in Me’. You just need to be free at 2.30pm on Tuesday afternoon and have your best singing voice on the ready! Be sure to log in and register as soon as possible so that you can access the song for your very own rehearsal. The song ‘The Power in Me’ never felt more relevant than it does for us all now.

As well as accessing the weekly singing sessions / resources from 'Out of the Ark,' you may also want to access the weekly 'Edsential At Home' resources. Every week they upload an easy to follow, educational and fun downloadable activity sheet, which uses a variety of websites, videos, books and songs to create an interactive and fun learning experience at home. Follow the link to take a look at this week and the previous week's activities. 

David Walliams has also announced his new 'Marvellous Musical Podcast'. As well as his daily reading, he is also recording a musical podcast each week. Join him for a marvellous musical journey and meet some familiar names along the way – from the 19th-century Franz Liszt, to the famously grumpy Ludwig van Beethoven. If your child wants a further challenge, why not put their knowledge to the test by completing the quiz after they have listened?

RE:  

The Big Question will be uploaded on a Friday morning on our class blog page for you to discuss with your family. St Peter's website also have a weekly Sunday Club page which will share RE ideas for you to complete with your family.

Collective Worship: 

The B Tales will continue to release collective worship videos every Monday via their YouTube channel and would love to be part of your weekly collective worship routine. Videos will be posted by 10am every Monday morning.

This website is an excellent additonal source which tells you all you need to know about the coronavirus and how we can prevent the further spread of this virus. 

If you have any queries or concerns regarding your child's learning or wish to share any of their work, please email to this address: curriculum@tsp.sefton.school instead of the school's usual admin account with the title FAO Year 5. This email account will be checked daily from 12noon and 2pm each day.

We miss you all but we are really looking forward to seeing you all on Zoom on Wednesday!

Take care,

Mrs Martin x

 

Year 5 - May Half-Term w.c. 24.5.20

Date: 21st May 2020 @ 12:13pm

Hello everyone!

I can't believe another half-term has passed and we have all been apart for so long. I can see many of you continue to work hard through the online learning tasks and through the emails you send me. Well done to you all! As it is now May half-term, there are no set tasks for you to complete, however I have listed some things you may choose to do to keep yourself busy including completing any tasks on previous blogs which you may not have had time to attempt yet. Attached at the bottom of the blog, you will see a fun sheet with lots of suggested activites. All you need it is two dice to get started!

Here are some other suggestions below:

- Keep up with the reading, bookworms! I know how much you all enjoy stories - both reading them and listening to them - and very much look forward to hearing what books you have been reading. Next half-term, I will be asking for you to be reviewing books as your writing task, so use this week to make sure you have a favourite, recently-read book to review. I can strongly recommend 'Slime'... it's a typical Walliams book which I know you'll enjoy (full of things to make you say "Ughhhh!")! 

-Some of you may have already started reading the The National Literacy Trust's extraordinary collection of short stories, poems, essays and pictures, which I shared on our blog last week. It is made up of contributions from more than 110 children’s writers and illustrators. This Book of Hopes aims to comfort, inspire and encourage children during lockdown through new ideas, ridiculous jokes, heroic tales and more. Please find this completely free collection here.

-Various celebrities continue to read chapters of ‘Harry Potter and Philosopher's Stone’ on Wizarding World here. Stephen Fry, who has won many prizes for his performances as an audiobook narrator, read Chapter 4 last week where we are first introduced to Rubeus Hagrid. There are also challenges and quizzes set after each chapter for you to try too!

-David Walliams also continues to read each day with all readings available to catch up on here. Plus, there are a range of audio books which continue to be available on The World Book Day website too!

-Don’t forget that Luke Temple’s writing competition closes on 31st May - you may wish to enter if you haven’t already! I have read a couple of the entries already which I have to say will really impress Luke Temple! Good luck to all of you who enter!

-Continue to access websites such as MyMaths, Sumdog and TimesTable Rockstars. There is an abundance of tasks available for the children to work through!

-You can also refer to White Rose Maths for their daily ‘Problem of the Day’ here! Daily lessons and activities are also provided here along with video tutorials to support your child.

-The pharmaceutical company, Pfizer Ltd, have also developed some new educational materials to be used at home to teach children about the spread of infection and medicine. Please see Science in a Box here.

-As many children may be spending more time online throughout this period, the online education programme ‘Think U Know’ have released some home learning activity packs in order to further support online safety. Such fifteen minute activities can be found here.

-The Big Start Assemblies team have provided a package of free online resources to help engage children on the topic of faith from home. The team has made available one complete series of thirteen assemblies (each packed with interactive stories, films and songs). These media rich resources are ideal to encourage discussion with children around positive Christian values, such as: faith, hope and courage!

-Children can also access many of the free resources being suggested on our whole school Twitter feed and previous website blogs, from Association for PE activities to free singing resources delivered by Out Of The Ark.

 

Please continue to encourage reading for pleasure too and also use our Learning at Home page which will direct you to a wealth of resources as well as our Wellbeing page which has ways to support you and your child also at this time. 

I hope you all enjoy a wonderful week and continue to stay safe.

I miss you all. 

Love and best wishes, 

Mrs Martin x

Year 5 - Learning at Home - w/c 18.5.20

Date: 15th May 2020 @ 9:17am

Hello everyone!

I hope you have all had another lovely week. This is the last week of our Summer first half-term. Time seems to be going so quickly at the moment, doesn’t it?! I hope you are all spending your time wisely and having fun whilst still learning too.

Listed below are learning activities set for Year 5 next week.

The activities below are the learning tasks set for children accessing the Year 5 curriculum. If your child is accessing another year group’s curriculum (for example Year 3 Reading) then please complete the suggested reading task in their class blog. 

Please remember the activities that have been set are there to support you in your child’s learning. These activities are suggestions in line with what your child would have been doing had school been able to remain open. We appreciate that each family will have their own routine, which will differ widely. Therefore, please do not worry about completing all the activities set, just select the activities which you feel will be the most beneficial for your child.

To support your child further, the BBC have now expanded their education provision, providing daily lessons for all ages in many subjects. You can access resources here or watch the daily lessons online by following this link.

You can also refer to our whole school Twitter feed and the 'Learning at Home' section of our website where useful websites and resources are being shared daily as well.

 

English

Reading:

This week’s reading comprehension task is a poem entitled ‘The Colour of My Dreams’ written by Peter Dixon. Poetry can be such a fun and light-hearted way to enjoy reading – this link here provides you with lots of other children’s poetry for you to enjoy either reading or listening to!

This week I am delighted to share another free online book - this book ties in perfectly with our school value of Hope and as we all know, during this current time, this value means more to us than possibly ever before. The Book of Hopes is an extraordinary collection of short stories, poems, essays and pictures has contributions from more than 110 children’s writers and illustrators, including Lauren Child, Anthony Horowitz, Greg James and Chris Smith, Michael Morpurgo, Liz Pichon, Axel Scheffler, Francesca Simon, Jacqueline Wilson. 

In addition to this, various celebrities are taking turns to read chapters of ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ on Wizarding World. Harry Potter himself got us started last week by reading the first chapter! There are also some fun challenges and quizzes provided – another new and interesting way for the children to practise their comprehension skills!

The recommended audio books are still available on The World Book Day website and David Walliams continues to read each day a new chapter of his book 'Bad Dad'.

Writing:

Following on from last week’s writing task – an interview – this week you are going to use these answers to create their biography. (Don’t worry if you didn’t do last week’s activity – the resources remain on Showbie to help you complete it). Writing someone’s biography is a privileged thing to be able to do and I am sure the person who shared their life with you last week will be very much looking forward to reading the story of their life. Perhaps you will even present it to them as a gift to treasure!

On Showbie this week, you will find a WAGOLL,  a guide to how to write your biography and the key words to use. Like when we write in our Author Books, you may choose to include photographs of this person or illustrations in a way you feel will compliment the writing best.

Final call for buddy letters: If you haven’t yet sent your letter, please email them across (preferably typed) to the curriculum@tsp.sefton.school email address FAO Mrs Martin ASAP.

 

Spellings:

Looking back over the past three weeks, recap on the spellings learned to date. Ask an adult or sibling to help you. Don’t forget the Y3/4 Word List was also shared so keep going back to that to recap and remind yourself on all the different spellings you have learned to date.

SPAG:

Using apostrophes is this week’s SPAG focus. As you know, apostrophes are used in two ways:

  1. To show where two words have formed one and a letter has been omitted – this is contraction form.
  2. To show the possession of an item or thing – this is called the possessive apostrophe.

Click the hyperlinks above to recap their use on BBC Bitesize.

Once you have watched the links above, click here to complete this week's 8 SPAG questions. As a;ways, answers are attached below. 

 

Maths:

Firstly a huge well done to all of you who entered into the National Sumdog competiton last week. Overall, Year 5 finished in 97th position…. which is pretty impressive when you consider that 5,965 classes across the country were entered! So a great big well done to each of you – I am very proud of you!

This week in maths, we will be looking at ‘measure’. When you log onto MyMaths ,some of you will have an activity linked to time in the way we measure things; in seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, whilst others will be measuring the volume and capacity of things. Capacity is the word given to how we measure the amount that something can contain.

These videos will both help you understand what volume and capacity means in a mathematical sense.

BBC Bitesize - What is Volume?

Volume in everyday life

As well as MyMaths, you can also refer to White Rose Maths (WRM) for their daily Problem of the Day’! Daily lessons are also provided here along with video tutorials to support your child. The activities for this week are attached below, along with the answers so that you can check your child’s understanding

Please also remember to continue to practise your times tables… the key to most maths in Year 5… is times tables knowledge!

Art:

This week, we are going to focus on ‘Mola’ art, which originates from Panama. These are beautiful, intricate designs made by the Kuna people of Panama. Typically, they are made of layers of brightly coloured fabric that is cut and stitched into place. We will be creating ours on paper and the great thing with this art project is that you can choose any animal, sea creature, bird or flower and make it as bright and colourful as you want. Here's a great link that you can follow along with to create your next masterpiece!

 

Geography:

For this week, we are going to find out about trade and industry in South America. Ask yourself: What products do you think South America produce a lot of that they export to other countries? You may be surprised by what you find out from this week's lesson. Use the Fact Cards to see which products different South American countries produce and annotate (or draw pictures) on the map of South America. If you'd like to challenge yourself, then you may want to make a list of some of the produce in your home and find out where it originates from. Enjoy! 

 

Science:   

This week, we are going to compare and analyse the gestation periods of different animals. As you know, Science and maths link very closely so this week we will be linking maths to our Science lesson by creating a graph or chart to represent the different gestation periods of different animals. Use the 'animal gestation period table' and represent the data in a different way to what has already been done. Think carefully about what type of chart or graph would be the most clear when representing this type of data. 

There are lots of other exciting resources for science available online. A variety of resources to spark curiosity and develop thinking skills can be found here, on the Explorify website. All of the activities are designed to encourage your children to think like scientists and it is completely free to sign up and enjoy!  

The pharmaceutical company, Pfizer Ltd, have also developed some new educational materials to be used by parents and students at home. Superbugs: Join the Fight and Science in a Box teach children about the spread of infection and medicine.

For more additional tasks, you can also visit the following website where there are 44 challenges for children to try at home.

Spanish:

Children to access Language Angels, where children can access age appropriate interactive games made available for them on to play from home. Pupil login details have been sent home via their planners.

PE:

Well done to those of you who completed their 5k challenge last week. After talking to you all on Zoom, it seems like keeping active is one of the things you are doing best – well done! It was lovely to hear how many of you are getting your exercise on your bikes too. With an adult, it is a great time to learn to ride your bike on the road as the roads are quieter at this time – remember to always cycle safely and wear a helmet at all times!

Joe Wicks is still continuing as the nation's PE teacher every Monday to Friday morning at 9am - thank you Mr. Wicks! All workouts can be found here.

Computing:

This week, you may enjoy having a go at the mini technology activity attached to help encourage the children to use technology in a positive and productive way.  We are aware many children will be experiencing increased screen time at home and you may not know about some of the educational apps and ways you can use technology to support their digital literacy skills. 

Last week, Knowsley City Council provided this excellent resource to help you develop your coding skills further and learn how to recreate your favourite film on Scratch? This is a coding site you have used before in school and will recognise straight away. If you didn't get the chance to complete this last week, maybe you can have a go at it this week instead. 

Music:

As well as accessing the weekly singing sessions / resources from 'Out of the Ark,' you may also want to access the weekly 'Edsential At Home' resources. Every week they upload an easy to follow, educational and fun downloadable activity sheet, which uses a variety of websites, videos, books and songs to create an interactive and fun learning experience at home. Follow the link to take a look at this week and the previous week's activities. 

David Walliams has also announced his new 'Marvellous Musical Podcast'. As well as his daily reading, he is also recording a musical podcast each week. Join him for a marvellous musical journey and meet some familiar names along the way – from the 19th-century Franz Liszt, to the famously grumpy Ludwig van Beethoven. If your child wants a further challenge, why not put their knowledge to the test by completing the quiz after they have listened?

RE:  The Big Question will be uploaded on a Friday morning on our class blog page for you to discuss with your family. St Peter's website also have a weekly Sunday Club page which will share RE ideas for you to complete with your family.

Collective Worship: The B Tales will continue to release collective worship videos every Monday via their YouTube channel and would love to be part of your weekly collective worship routine. Videos will be posted by 10am every Monday morning.

Watching television programmes or films together also provides an opportunity for you to check your child’s comprehension and develop inference. We know that learning happens in abundance at home. So let them paint, bake, build...these are all wonderful learning opportunities!

If you have any queries or concerns regarding your child's learning, or wish to share any of their work please email to this address: curriculum@tsp.sefton.school instead of the school's usual admin account with the title FAO Year 5. This email account will be checked daily from 12noon and 2pm each day.

I hope you all enjoy the weekend.

Stay safe and stay happy.

I miss you all,

Mrs Martin x

Picture News Discussion - w.c. 18.5.20

Date: 15th May 2020 @ 8:35am

This week's discussion prompt question is: 'If you could live anywhere, where would it be?'

An Italian architect is planning a city of skyscrapers! Luca Curci said that he wanted to build four self-sufficient, interconnected towers with trees, wildlife and farms. His project is called, 'The Link'. He claims that his buildings, for 200,000 people, would be the best way to tackle population growth, pollution and poverty. He says, “We need a sustainable vision, my towers are designed to encourage a sense of community.”

Supporting resources and prompts to use when discussing this issue at home are attached below.

There are additional resources also attached which you may wish to take a look at. They will allow you to consider the different types of houses that people live in (1) and also why houses might be designed in a certain way (2). Enjoy!

Picture News Discussion - w.c. 11.5.20

Date: 8th May 2020 @ 2:55pm

This week's discussion prompt question is: 'Who does outer space belong to?'

SpaceX founder, Elon Musk, has a dream of providing the whole world with high speed internet using satellites in the sky. Mr Musk recently announced on Twitter that the firm’s Starlink service will be available to certain locations in six months. The project aims to have the devices form a constellation around the planet from a distance of 200 miles to 700 miles above the surface and transmit data to stations and customers on the ground.

Supporting resources and prompts to use when discussing this issue at home are attached below.

There are additional resources also attached which you may wish to take a look at. They give more information about stars (1) and also the 'Outer Space Treaty' (2). Enjoy!

Year 5 - Learning from Home - w/c 11.5.20

Date: 7th May 2020 @ 2:19pm

Hello everyone!

I hope you have all had another lovely week. I am glad the sun I wished for made an appearance for you all too!

Tomorrow of course is the 8th May and as a nation we will be celebrating the 75th anniversary of ‘VE Day’! I am sure you have planned your own special way to mark it as a family or even maybe with neighbours – from a social distance of course! I look forward to hearing how you celebrated it when we all meet again.

Listed below are learning activities set for Year 5 next week.

The activities below are the learning tasks set for children accessing the Year 5 curriculum. If your child is accessing another year group’s curriculum (for example Year 3 Reading) then please complete the suggested reading task as per their class blog. 

Please remember the activities that have been set are there to support you in your child’s learning. These activities are suggestions in line with what your child would have been doing had school been able to remain open. We appreciate that each family will have their own routine, which will differ widely. Therefore, please do not worry about completing all the activities set, just select the activities which you feel will be the most beneficial for your child.

To support your child further, the BBC have now expanded their education provision, providing daily lessons for all ages in many subjects. You can access resources here or watch the daily lessons online by following this link.

You can also refer to our whole school Twitter feed and the 'Learning at Home' section of our website where useful websites and resources are being shared daily as well.

 

English

Reading:

This week’s reading comprehension is a non-fiction text about a man called Billy Butlin. Have you ever been to or heard of a Butlin’s holiday camp? Well Billy Butlin the man who created them and this is an extract of his biography (A biography is a book about a person’s life… can you find out what an autobiography is?). Perhaps this week you could look at other biographies that have been written and are suitable for children. This website shares different ones you may want to read more of. 

The recommended audio books are still available on the World Book Day website and David Walliams continues to read each day a new chapter of ‘Fing’.

In addition to this, various celebrities are taking turns to read chapters of ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ on Wizarding World. Harry Potter himself got us started on Tuesday by reading the first chapter! There are also some fun challenges and quizzes provided – another new and interesting way for the children to practise their comprehension skills!

Writing:

Thank you to those of you who have submitted your buddy letters to the curriculum email address so far. I have really enjoyed reading the letters so far and the thought you have put into them. Your buddies are so lucky to have such loving and kind buddies as you all in Year 5 and I know that you will show them our school values in all you do. If you haven’t yet sent your letter, there is still time to do so, so please email across (preferable typed) to the curriculum@tsp.sefton.school email address FAO Mrs Martin.

For this week’s writing task I would like you to write a short biography about someone you know well. This will be set over two weeks – firstly you need to choose whose life you will write about. It could be a parent, a sibling, a friend or a family member. On Showbie there are resources to help you write a biography and some questions you can ask your chosen person.

Next week, you will use the answers you have gathered from these questions to start to construct a biography like the WAGOLL that will be provided.

In addition, this week a children’s author called Luke Temple, has made many of his most popular books available for free on his website. Here, he has also created a number of writing competitions for children to enter; with the chance of winning a signed book and an author visit to our school. For all those budding authors out there… take a look and have a go! All the details and resources can be found here.

 

Spellings:

The list for this week is:

Retake, revisit, defrost, decrease, rebuild, preview, misbehave, disappear, identity, individual

SPAG:

This week the focus is on prefixes. You will see that eight of your spellings this week have prefixes too!

 

Maths:

So we have more great news… this week you are entered into another Sumdog competition in celebration of national Numeracy Day. As per the last competition, there are 1000 questions to answer. This time though the competition is wider….it is a national competition! It starts on Friday 8th May and finishes on Thursday 14th May. Come on Year 5… let’s do this!

This week’s Learning Goal is continuing with statistics. There are two lessons set on MyMaths for you this week – the first one is to complete linked to tables and tally charts and the second is line graphs. We have already studied line graphs in Year 5 so use this as a chance to refresh yourselves on this aspect of maths.

The CGP Maths homework book will also have additional work related to this learning goal to complete too. The CGP books on pages 70 and 71 are useful to complete lined to line graphs and pages 73 and 74 are tables and timetables. These 4 pages will really help you to consolidate your learning so please do have a go at these too.

Whiterose maths also have many excellent resources and challenges linked to all areas of maths which I am sure many of you will enjoy having a go of too. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

Please also remember to continue to practise your times tables… the key to most maths in Year 5… is times tables knowledge!

Art:

Art: Have you ever heard of the artist Grayson Perry? Well, he's been on our TV screens recently on Channel 4hosting a show called Grayson's Art Club. It is his mission to inspire us to use art in the hope that it will help us through these tricky times. So, I would like you to explore your creativity this week, get involved and send your art to him in the hope that your artwork is chosen to be a part of a virtual exhibition on his show - your art could even be on TV! This week’s theme is Fantasy. You may find inspiration from the artists we have looked at in recent weeks since closure, or you may have been inspired by a fantasy themed book you've recently read, a film you've watched or just your imagination! So, let your creative fantasy juices flow and once your artwork is complete you can enter it via this link.

 

Geography:

In previous weeks we have been focusing on the physical geography of South America. This week, we are going to move on and find out about the human geography of South America. Looking at the fact cards attached, you will need to organise them (this can be done by writing them out onto paper - do not worry about having to print them) so that show population in order and life expectancy in order. Some of you may wish to challenge yourself and use Fact Cards C and use the internet (or any other sources) to fill in or create your own cards for each country. 

 

Science:   

Our focus for Science this week is the lifecycle of humans. Consider the following questions: What do you already know? What do you think happens as the foetus develops in the womb? What are the different stages of human development? 

Take a look at the Human Timeline Powerpont attached below and produce a timeline (using a sequencing thinking map) to illustrate some of the major developments as a baby grows and as humans develop through each stage of growth. Add as much information as you can and carry out some of your own research. Challenge: Can you find out what fruit a baby would be equivalent to during each week of their development? 

There are lots of other exciting resources for science available online. A variety of resources to spark curiosity and develop thinking skills can be found here, on the Explorify website. All of the activities are designed to encourage your children to think like scientists and it is completely free to sign up and enjoy!  

The pharmaceutical company, Pfizer Ltd, have also developed some new educational materials to be used by parents and students at home. Superbugs: Join the Fight and Science in a Box teach children about the spread of infection and medicine.

For more additional tasks, you can also visit the following website where there are 44 challenges for children to try at home.

Spanish:

Children to access Language Angels, where children can access age appropriate interactive games made available for them on to play from home. Pupil login details have been sent home via their planners. The children also have their logins for DuoLingo so well done to those children who have been logging onto this site too.

PE:

Joe Wicks is still continuing as the nation's PE teacher every Monday to Friday morning at 9am - thank you Mr. Wicks! All workouts can be found here.

Computing:

There are many little computing wizards in Year 5 and I know not only how good you are at this subject but also how much you enjoy this subject too. Perhaps since lockdown you have been creating some vlogs of your own like we did do in our computing unit!

Knowsley City Council have provided an excellent resource to help you develop your coding skills further and learn how to recreate your favourite film on Scratch? This is a coding site you have used before in school and will recognise straight away. Information is attached here.

Music:

As well as accessing the weekly singing sessions / resources from 'Out of the Ark,' you may also want to access the weekly 'Edsential At Home' resources. Every week they upload an easy to follow, educational and fun downloadable activity sheet, which uses a variety of websites, videos, books and songs to create an interactive and fun learning experience at home. Follow the link to take a look at this week and the previous week's activities. 

David Walliams has also announced his new 'Marvellous Musical Podcast'. As well as his daily reading, he is also recording a musical podcast each week. Join him for a marvellous musical journey and meet some familiar names along the way – from the 19th-century Franz Liszt, to the famously grumpy Ludwig van Beethoven. If your child wants a further challenge, why not put their knowledge to the test by completing the quiz after they have listened?

RE:  The Big Question will be uploaded on a Friday morning on our class blog page for you to discuss with your family. St Peter's website also have a weekly Sunday Club page which will share RE ideas for you to complete with your family.

Collective Worship: The B Tales will continue to release collective worship videos every Monday via their YouTube channel and would love to be part of your weekly collective worship routine. Videos will be posted by 10am every Monday morning.

Watching television programmes or films together also provides an opportunity for you to check your child’s comprehension and develop inference. We know that learning happens in abundance at home. So let them paint, bake, build...these are all wonderful learning opportunities!

If you have any queries or concerns regarding your child's learning, please email to this address: curriculum@tsp.sefton.school instead of the school's usual admin account with the title FAO Year 5. This email account will be checked daily from 12noon and 2pm each day.

Wishing you all a wonderful three-day weekend! 

Stay safe, stay happy and stay home!

I miss you all,

Mrs Martin x

 

Year 5 - Learning at Home - w/c 4.5.20

Date: 1st May 2020 @ 3:25pm

Hello everyone!

How wonderful it was to see so many of Year 5 this week in our class Zoom meeting. Seeing so many happy faces and hearing what everyone has been up to really made me smile!

I hope you enjoy watching our gratitude video from the staff to thank you, your children and all of our incredible key workers. Please click here to access the blog and video.

Next week, it is Victory in Europe Day, more commonly known as VE Day. Perhaps you would like to help celebrate this by having a picnic in your garden next Friday. Maybe you could decorate your house, make a flag or maybe even wear red, white and blue! You could also take part in the ‘Nation’s Toast to the Heroes of WW2’ at 3pm. From the safety of our own homes, together we can pay tribute to the many millions at home and abroad that gave so much. “To those who gave so much, we thank you.”

Listed below are learning activities set for Year 5 next week.

The activities below are the learning tasks set for children accessing the Year 5 curriculum. If your child is accessing another year group’s curriculum (for example Year 3 Reading) then please complete the suggested reading task in their class blog. 

Please remember the activities that have been set are there to support you in your child’s learning. These activities are suggestions in line with what your child would have been doing had school been able to remain open. We appreciate that each family will have their own routine, which will differ widely. Therefore, please do not worry about completing all the activities set, just select the activities which you feel will be the most beneficial for your child.

To support your child further, the BBC have now expanded their education provision, providing daily lessons for all ages in many subjects. You can access resources here or watch the daily lessons online by following this link.

You can also refer to our whole school Twitter feed and the 'Learning at Home' section of our website where useful websites and resources are being shared daily as well.

 

English

Reading:

This week’s reading comprehension is another fiction extract; ‘The Librarian’. The librarian, Mr Smike, is not very fond of children… as you will see! In fact, I think he would fit into one of David Walliams’ books very easily! This week, I started to read the latest Walliams book, ‘SLIME’ as I expect some of you are too and I want to keep up with you all! I’m not sure about dressing up as the slime character next World Book day though!

This week I came across a free online book called ‘How NOT to go to school’ featuring a fictitious character called Parsley Mimblewood. The story follows her daily whimsical adventures along with her 11 animal animals and imaginary friends. Each chapter explores issues about not being in school that you may find helpful and enjoy reading about. I hope you enjoy it. 

The recommended audio books are still available on the World Book Day website for those of you have not had chance to listen to them yet and David Walliams continues to read each day a new chapter of ‘Fing’.

Writing:

I hope you all got to write and email your letters to patients at Southport Hospital last week. I enjoyed reading some of them and I am sure they will have really brightened up their day. Thank you Year 5!

Well… here is the task you have all been waiting for! It is the final letter for you to write (for a little while at least) and it is of course a letter to your Reception buddy! I know how excited you all are to be finally at the age where you get your Reception buddy although I really can’t believe you are this age already!

Parents – Next week, you will be text the name of your child’s reception buddy for next year. Children are then to write their buddy a ‘Welcome to Trinity St Peter’s’ letter introducing themselves ans to life at TSP. Resources will be to them on Showbie to help them. Please email the curriculum account if, for any reason, your child is unable to access Showbie.

Please send your child’s letter (preferably typed) to the currciculum@tsp.sefton.school email address FAO Mrs Martin.

Spellings:

The list for this week is:

Pollen, pollinate, apology, apologise, length, lengthen, deep, deepen, pure, purify

Look at how the word endings change by adding a suffix. Canyou think of any other words which have the same suffixes? 

SPaG:

This week the focus is on question types; statements, questions, commands and exclamations. Think really carefully about each question and don’t be tricked (especially question number 6!). Click here to answer the questions.

 

Maths:

CONGRATULATIONS on competing in the Sefton Sumdog Contest Year 5 – we finished in 3rd place! I am so proud of all of you who logged on, especially those of you who completed the 1,000 questions – incredible! Trinity St. Peter’s actually gained the first six places on the leaderboard! Wow – what a fantastic school we are! 

This week’s Maths learning goal is statistics - solving problems from line graphs and finding information from a table.  

The work on MyMaths links to this, however additional resources have been uploaded should you wish to continue to practise in this area. The CGP Maths homework book will also have additional work related to this learning goal to complete too.

Whiterose maths also have many excellent resources and challenges linked to all areas of maths which I am sure many of you will enjoy having a go of too. 

Please also remember to continue to practise your times tables!

Art:

Art/Design: This week, we are going to focus on the artist Leonora Carrington. She is an artist from close by in Lancashire, who has spent most of her life in Mexico, and is known for painting dream-like images using fantasy characters. In Native American culture, dream catchers are commonly seen. With their unique design, they help to filter out bad dreams so that you only have good ones. So instead of drawing or painting this week, I'd like you to make your very own dream catcher. You will need some equipment (listed on PowerPoint) to make your dream catcher. However, you may not have all of these items so it is important that you improvise with the materials you select and use what you have at home. Make yours unique, experiment, be imaginative and have fun! 

 

Geography:

Are you ready to explore more about South America? Well, this week we are going to be looking at the major mountain ranges of South America. Look through the information on the PowerPoint and gather some facts about the different mountains that can be found across the Andes. You could even try to create your very own 3D mountain range full of facts and information using the mountain (pyramid) tempate attached or drawn your own

 

Science:   

I know how you love riddles....so... riddle me this: 

Which creature walks on four legs in the morning two legs in the afternoon and three legs in the evening?

This is the riddle of the Sphinx and the answer will lead you to what we will be looking at this week... 

This week, we are going to look at how we change over time. Ask an adult at home to dig out the old photo albums and take a look at how you have changed. Your task is to make a flow map of yourself using old photographs. You can then extend this further and create a flow map of an adult at home and see how they have change over time too. Ask the following questions: How have I changed over the years? What can I do now that I couldn't when I was a baby? What physical features are different? How might I change in the future? This is a great opportunity for the whole family to get involved and reminisce about times gone by. 

Challenge: Can you create a diagram to show your understanding of the lifecycle of a human?

For more additional tasks, you can also visit the following website where there are 44 challenges for children to try at home.

Spanish: Children to access Language Angels, where children can access age appropriate interactive games made available for them on to play from home. Pupil login details have been sent home via their planners.

PE: Well done to those of you who completed their 5k challenge last week. After talking to you all on Zoom, it seems like keeping active is one of the things you are doing best – well done! It was lovely to hear how many of you are getting your exercise on your bikes too. With an adult, it is a great time to learn to ride your bike on the road as the roads are quieter at this time – remember to always cycle safely, look and listen carefully and wear a helmet at all times!

Joe Wicks is still continuing as the nation's PE teacher every Monday to Friday morning at 9am here. In addition to this, the Association for PE have produced a series of short, fun and engaging lessons for you to try at home. All of the activities are designed specifically for PE at home and offer lots of creative ways for everyone to stay active during isolation. These videos can all be accessed through this link..

RE:  The Big Question will be uploaded each week on a Friday morning on our class blog page. St Peter's website also have a weekly Sunday Club page which will share RE ideas for you to complete with your family.

Collective Worship: The B Tales will continue to release collective worship videos every Monday via their YouTube channel and would love to be part of your weekly collective worship routine. Videos will be posted by 10am every Monday morning.

Picture News is now shared on our class blog each Friday morning with resources attached. 

Watching television programmes or films together also provides an opportunity for you to check your child’s comprehension and develop inference. We know that learning happens in abundance at home. So let them paint, bake, build...these are all wonderful learning opportunities!

If you have any queries or concerns regarding your child's learning, or to share any learning, please email to this address: curriculum@tsp.sefton.school instead of the school's usual admin account with the title FAO Year 5. This email account will be checked daily from 12noon and 2pm each day.

I'm hoping for a little more sunshine next week so you can all enjoy the outdoors again!

Keep safe,

Mrs Martin x

Picture News Discussion - w.c 4.5.20

Date: 1st May 2020 @ 11:13am

This week's discussion prompt question is: 'What makes some toys more popular than others?'

The toy world is in the grip of a llama obsession as the woolly, South American animals have become the new industry sensation! At the American International Toy Fair in New York in February, there were llamas everywhere! Knitted, plush and sequinned; small and large; llamas on mobile phone cases and swimming pool floats; llama diaries, puzzles and even backpacks. Of course, llama toys and accessories might not be for everyone! 

Supporting resources and prompts to use when discussing this issue at home are attached below.

There is an additional resource also attached which might help you consider how toys and gifts change as you get older. Take a look!

Year 5 - Learning at Home - w/c 27.4.20

Date: 24th Apr 2020 @ 12:18pm

Hello everyone! How can it be Friday again already?!

I hope you have all had a lovely week and managed to complete some of the learning tasks I set as well as getting into the garden to enjoy this glorious weather.

Next week, I will be hosting a 'class-catchup' via 'Zoom’. We really hope your child will be able to come along! To make sure that we can see, hear and talk to one another, we will have 3 zoom meetings. Please can I kindly ask that your child joins the meeting at the time according to your child’s surname initial.

Schedule:

Wednesday 29th April @ 12.30                  B - F

Wednesday 29th April @ 1.15                    H - L

Wednesday 29th April @ 2.00                    M –Y

You will receive a text message confirming a password/hyperlink to join the meeting. You will need to be able to have access to Zoom -  www.zoom.com

Hopefully, all being well, we look forward to seeing your child next week!

Next week it is also ‘National Gardening Week’ and never has there been a better time to get the children into the garden and develop those green fingers. This link provides some ideas for how your children can get busy in the garden!

Listed below are learning activities set for Year 5 next week.

The activities below are the learning tasks set for children accessing the Year 5 curriculum. If your child is accessing another year group’s curriculum (for example Year 3 Reading) then please complete the suggested reading task I their class blog. 

Please remember the activities that have been set are there to support you in your child’s learning. These activities are suggestions in line with what your child would have been doing had school been able to remain open. We appreciate that each family will have their own routine, which will differ widely. Therefore, please do not worry about completing all the activities set, just select the activities which you feel will be the most beneficial for your child.

To support your child further, the BBC have now expanded their education provision, providing daily lessons for all ages in many subjects. You can access resources here or watch the daily lessons online by following this link.

You can also refer to our whole school Twitter feed and the 'Learning at Home' section of our website where useful websites and resources are being shared daily as well.

 

English

Reading:

This week’s reading comprehension is a fiction extract taken from a book called ‘Oranges in No Man’s Land’ by Elizabeth Laird. It is not a book I was overly familiar with however the children should connect it to the Y4 read ‘The Boy at the Back of the Class’ due to similar themes. After our WW1 study at the start of the year, everyone will also know what the term ‘No Man’s Land’ refers to too! It’s not often books receive so many 5 star reviews so it may be a text your child wishes to explore further.

As well as the reading comprehension, there is of course the audio books still available on The World Book Day website and of course David Walliams continues to read each day. This week he started reading ‘Fing’ chapter by chapter. They are all available to catch up on too so I would encourage your child to listen to these throughout the week here. 

Writing:

I hope your letter writing went well last week and you made some great pledges. This week I came across a plea from Southport and Formby District General Hospital asking for children to write letters to some of their very poorly patients:

                           

This week for your writing task I am asking if you could please write a letter to a patient who isn’t fortunate enough to receive any letters or messages. Not everybody is lucky to have family and friends and I just know a carefully written letter from you would really cheer someone up and make their day. Maybe you could tell them about what you have been doing since school closed, what you have been learning about or any new skills or talents you have learned. Perhaps you could include a picture or write a short poem. Remember to not share personal information e.g your surname or address. The letter is to be emailed to the address on the image above. Thank you Year 5 – as always, I know I can count on you to bring some joy to those who need it most. (As per each week, all writing support banks are on Showbie).

Spellings:

The list for this week is:

debt, knife, lamb, adorable, enjoyable, admirable, horrible, likeable, terrible, physically

Alternatively, if you are continuing to revise the words on last week’s word mat then that is great too.

SPAG:

This week's task is linked to prepositions. Prepositons are a word class which the children are already familiar with - here is a video link as a quick recap

Click this link to complete this week's 8 SPAG questions. Answers are attached below.

Maths:

So as of today, the Sefton Sumdog Contest is open! I can see already that some of you have logged on and are starting to work your way through your 1000 questions! If you haven’t already, don’t worry there is still plenty of time – the final day of the contest is Thursday 30th April. Remember accuracy is key! I eagerly await seeing my Year 5 superstars appearing on the leader board! Go Year 5!

As per each week, MyMaths has been set for this week too. Well done to those of you who have logged on each week and completed their learning. If you are experiencing any technical difficulties with logging onto the MyMaths site, please email curriculum@tsp.sefton.school for support.

This week’s learning Goal is to convert between different units of metric measure (e.g. km and m; cm and m; cm and mm,; g and kg; litre and millilitre).

I've added some videos this week to help you with this further.

Metric Conversion Song (*a dime is the word used for an American penny)

Converting between mm, cm and m rules.

Converting cm to m

The work on MyMaths links to this too however I suggest watching the video clips first. There is also a worksheet attachment this week too for additional practice if needed. (Please note attachments do not need to be printed for your child to complete this wok – they can simply write their answers onto paper or perhaps at the back of the red exercise book they were given before closure).

The CGP Maths homework book will also have additional work related to this learning goal to complete too.

Geography:

Considering we have having such glorious weather at the moment, have you ever wondered what the climate is like in other parts of the world? Well, this week I’d like you to explore what the climate is like in South America. Using a climate map to help you, see if you can answer some questions related to South America and its climate. Challenge: Can you find the countries in South America that have the same climate as the UK? (Resources attached).

Art:

Linking to our Geography topic, I’d like you to look at the artist Beatriz Milhazes. Here’s a video all about her!  She is a fabulous Brazilian artist that creates art using nature and shapes as her inspiration. For this week, I’d like you to be inspired by your garden or one of your favourite holiday destinations. Dig out the old family photographs and have a look at the holidays you’ve been on. Look at the colours in that area and be inspired by nature’s beauty. For this, you can use any materials you like to create your collage. You can use natural materials in your garden, old wrapping paper, plastic bags, food packaging, anything that will bring colour, movement and texture to your collage. Remember – Shapes are key to this art looking fantastic so cut all your materials to different shapes of varying sizes. Circles and squares would be a great place to start. Have fun getting creative! I have attached a photopack of her artwork to help you get started... 

Science:   

This week, we will be focusing on the reproduction of plants and exploring the parts of a flower. For this lesson you will need to find a flower in your garden (or on the internet) where both the reproductive parts are visible. In your garden, these could be tulips, roses, lilies, dandelions or many more. Follow the PowerPoint to help you find out the functions of each part of the flower and explore the activities and games within it. There are some links within the ‘Science – reproduction of plants’ PowerPoint that you can follow to learn more. This is a super fun, hands on lesson that allows you to explore your garden/local area and all the beautiful flowers within it. Challenge: Can you find any flowers in your garden that are ‘perfect flowers’ and ’imperfect flowers’?

For more additional tasks, you can also visit the following website where there are 44 challenges for children to try at home.

 

Spanish: Children to access Language Angels, where children can access age appropriate interactive games made available for them on to play from home. Pupil login details have been sent home via their planners.

 

PE: Many of our school staff have been taking part in the 'Run 5, Donate 5, Nominate 5' challenge. This challenge calls on people in the UK and all over the world to walk or run 5km, donate £5 to NHS Charities Together and then go forward and nominate five others to do likewise.

I would like to nominate Year 5 to take part in the challenge this week! This is a wonderful way to exercise together as a family whilst raising funds for the most worthy of causes. You can walk, run or whatever suits you best whilst keeping safe. Good luck and please stay safe!

Joe Wicks is still continuing as the nation's PE teacher every Monday to Friday morning at 9am - thank you Mr. Wicks! All workouts can be found here.

RE:  The Big Question will be uploaded on the whole school blog on Friday. St Peter's website also have a weekly Sunday Club page which will share RE ideas for you to complete with your family.

Collective Worship: The B Tales will continue to release collective worship videos every Monday via their YouTube channel and would love to be part of your weekly collective worship routine. Videos will be posted by 10am every Monday morning.

Watching television programmes or films together also provides an opportunity for you to check your child’s comprehension and develop inference. We know that learning happens in abundance at home. So let them paint, bake, build...these are all wonderful learning opportunities!

If you have any queries or concerns regarding your child's learning, please email to this address: curriculum@tsp.sefton.school instead of the school's usual admin account with the title FAO Year 5. This email account will be checked daily from 12noon and 2pm each day.

I can’t wait to see you all on Zoom next Wednesday!

Take care everyone and enjoy the sunshine this weekend!
 

Mrs Martin x

Year 5 - Learning at Home - w/c 20.4.20

Date: 19th Apr 2020 @ 10:58pm

Hello everyone!

I am giving you all a virtual ‘High-5’ and a big welcome back! I hope you all are well and have enjoyed a super Easter break; spending time with your families and enjoying a chocolate egg or two too!

So, this is the start of our final term of Year 5 learning! Doesn’t time fly?!  I continue to be impressed with the number of you who have been logging on to complete your maths activities and using the resources on Showbie to help you with your writing too. Well done boys and girls and thank you for continuing to be the dedicated learners you always are! 

The activities below are the learning tasks set for children accessing the Year 5 curriculum. If your child is accessing another year group’s curriculum (for example: Y3 or 4 Reading) then please complete the appropriate reading task on their class blog.

Please remember the activities that have been set are there to support you in your child’s learning. These activities are suggestions in line with what your child would have been doing had school been able to remain open. We appreciate that each family will have their own routine, which will differ widely. Therefore, please do not worry about completing all the activities set, just select the activities which you feel will be the most beneficial for your child.

English

Reading:

This week’s reading comprehension is attached – a playscript extract from the play of Peter Pan by J.M.Barrie.

The books on the World Book Day website are still available so if you haven’t yet listened to all of these then perhaps choose a new one to start. David Walliams is also continuing to read one of his short stories each day – these are available throughout the day but do change each day. Click here.

Writing:

This week, on Wednesday 22nd April, it is Earth Day. Whilst we have not been at school and the world has had to slow down a little, there has been lots of evidence to suggest that our planet is benefitting from less pollution which is caused by mankind.

This week I would like you to think about what you could do to make a continued difference to our planet Earth even when we (eventually!) return to normal.

First of all, think about what you pledge (promise) to do to make a difference and explain why this is important not only to you, but to our wider community and the world. Then I would like you to think about what you pledge not to do anymore. Once you have decided what to pledge and what not to do again, I would like you to write a letter to Planet Earth to explain the reasons for your choices. Head over to Showbie to see a WAGOLL and further resources to help you!

SPAG:

Adjectives. Remember the sole purpose of an adjective is to describe the noun! Click this link to complete this week’s activity.

Spellings:

Rather than you learn a new list of words this week, I have uploaded the Year 3 and 4 spelling list for you to recap on. There are some easier words… and some trickier words too! Highlight or write down the words you may need to focus on this week and use the look/cover/write/check method to help you.

Maths:

So… cast your minds back to Y4 when we were entered into the National Sumdog Contest and we gained a place on the Leaderboard! Well… it is BACK! This Friday, 24th April, the competition is opened up again and Year 5 have been entered into it. Just like last time, there will be 1000 questions to answer over the week. The more questions you answer correctly, the more chance you will have of earning a position on the individual leaderboard and the better the whole class will perform on the school leaderboard. I have every faith in you Year 5… 1000 questions… You CAN do this!

As well as the Sumdog contest, the MyMaths tasks set this week link to Area and Perimeter. Don’t forget to complete the lesson first before completing the activity. You can then also check the CGP Maths homework book and revisit any area and perimeter work in there too as a recap.

In addition to the above, you may choose to complete the following suggested activiites:

Science:

Completing our Life Cycles unit, watch this BBC Bitesize video about metamophosis of both a butterfly and a frog. Can you draw your own flow map (one is attached also) and write/draw the metamorphosis process either a butterfly or frog undertakes?

For additional scientific investigations related to other topics in the curriculm, please check out the following link where there are 44 exciting challenges for children to try at home!

Geography:

Our new Geography theme is 'Exploting South America'. What an incredible place to visit.... albeit virtually! Can you use Google Earth to take a visit to South America first of all? Read through the Powerpoint attached and see of you can answer some of the questions.  The last slide asks you what else you'd like to know about this amazing place. List these questions - you may wish to start your own independent research about it - and as we work our way through our learning, you can see what else we learn or if oyur questions are asked.

Art:

Linking to our Geography, this week I would like you to read the attachment about a famous Mexican artist named Frida Kahlo. Once you have read the fact sheet, watch this Youtube clip which will show you how to draw a portrait of her - the one thing she loved to draw was portraits. You can choose to add colour to this if you'd like to. Can you try and draw yourself in a Kahlo-ispired way? 

MfL: Children to access www.languageangels.com where children can access age appropriate interactive games made available for them on to play from home. Pupil login details have been sent home via their planners.

PE: Joe Wicks will continue to be the nation's PE teacher every Monday to Friday morning at 9am! Please see the following link.

Spiritual learning will take place through The Big Question; this will be uploaded on the whole school blog on Friday. St Peter's website also have a weekly Sunday Club page which will share RE ideas for you to complete with your family.

The B Tales, who have visited our school on several occasions this year, will also be releasing collective worship videos every Monday via their YouTube channel and would love to be part of your weekly collective worship routine. Videos will be posted by 10am every Monday morning on this link here.

Watching television programmes or films together also provides an opportunity for you to check your child’s comprehension and develop inference. We know that learning happens in abundance at home. So let them paint, bake, build...these are all wonderful learning opportunities!

In addition to this, the BBC have expanded their education provision today, providing daily lessons for all ages in many subjects. You can access resources here.

You can also refer to our whole school Twitter feed and the 'Learning at Home' section of the website where useful websites and resources are being shared as well.

If your child is experiencing any difficutlies with any of the online learning or are in need of any learning support, please do just email curriculum.tsp@sefton.school FAO Year 5. This email account will be checked daily from 12noon and 2pm each day.

I hope you all have a lovely week - the sun is set to shine all week so hopefully you can enjoy the sunshine too!

Take care, stay safe and keep smiling!

Mrs Martin x

Year 5 - Easter Break

Date: 3rd Apr 2020 @ 2:31pm

Hello!

I hope you are all well and the children have been keping themselves super busy at home and are having plenty of fun whilst also doing some of the home learning tasks! I can see how hard many of them are working online - I'm very impressed! Please thank them from me - they really are superstars and I miss them so much!

Next week may be the start of our Easter break, but there are still many ways for the children’s learning to continue:

  • Access websites such as MyMaths, Sumdog, TimesTable Rockstars, Duolingo and Language Angels. There is an abundance of tasks available for the children to access
  • Continue to read at home, selecting books from different genres when possible.  Whilst many of you may have your own books to read or have downloaded books to reas too, there is also the Oxford Owls website which has reading resources available.
  • Use this time to have a look over the learning at home tasks that have been set over the past two weeks which you may not have had time to attempt yet.  
  • Carry out additional research into our current Geography topic of the incredible country of Japan or of a topic that interests your child. 
  • Acess many of the free resources being suggested on our whole school Twitter feed, from daily Maths lessons by White Rose Maths to free singing resources from Out Of The Ark.
  • The children also have their CGP SPAG and Maths homework books they can work through 
  • For Easter activities, please see our Twitter feed and / or use Tales From The Miracle Book where you can stream 11 RE Easter films appropriate for children. The password is easter2020 
  • Please also use our Learning at Home page which will direct you to a wealth of resources as well as our Wellbeing page which has ways to support you and your child also at this time.

We hope you are all able to have an enjoyable Easter break and spend time with loved ones at home or virtually!

Stay safe everyone,

Mrs Martin x

Year 5 Learning at Home - w/c 30.3.20

Date: 27th Mar 2020 @ 4:35pm

Hello everyone!

Please remember the activities that have been set are there to support you in your child’s learning. These activities are suggestions in line with what your child would have been doing had school been able to remain open. We appreciate that each family will have their own routine, which will differ widely. Therefore, please do not worry about completing all the activities set, just select the activities which you feel will be the most beneficial for your child.
 

If you have any queries or concerns regarding your child's learning, please email to this address: curriculum@tsp.sefton.school instead of the school's usual admin account with the title FAO Year 5. This email account will be checked daily from 12noon and 2pm each day. 

You can also refer to our whole school Twitter feed and the 'Learning at Home' section of the website where useful websites and resources are continuously being updated and shared as well.

Thank you!
 

Listed below are the activities set for Year 5 next week. 

If your child is accessing another year group’s curriculum for example: Year 3 Reading - Please access the Year 3 class blog which will provide them with an appropriate reading task.
 

Reading:

If your child is accessing another year group’s curriculum for example: Year 3/4Reading - Please access the Year 3/4 class blog which will provide them with an appropriate reading task.

Books to read - https://www.worldbookday.com/ -of-stories/  (These are free audio books until 29th March however Amazon have now made many of their books free through this link

and Oxford Owls is still available to access. 

The answers to last week’s reading comprehension are uploaded as well as this week’s.

 

Writing:

As this week sees the start of National Pet Month, and I know how much you all LOVE animals, this week I would like you to create an information sheet about your pet… or a pet you would LIKE to own.

Think carefully though… rather than simply tell the reader how cute your puppy is, or adventurous you pet rat is (we all know which rats we are talking about!) … I would like you to really research about the animal you have chosen to write about. Your report would then be informative and factual as well as allowing you to share your own expertise, knowledge and passion about the animal too. I have added a WAGOLL on Showbie to help you.

Top tips!

Just like when we wrote about the ‘Animals at Work in WW1, you selected information of both interest and importance to include. Think about what the subheadings will be. Will you think about the history of this animal? Will you write about how to care for this animal? Will  their be a section about what this animal needs to survive? What will be included in your ‘Did you know?’ box?

Check Showbie for our writing support banks so that you can include the excellent variety of both sentences and punctuation needed.

SPAG: 

This week the SPAG activity is linked to commas used in lists and after fronted adverbials. Read the questions carefully. Click this link to access this week’s questions.

Last week's SPAG answers are attched.

Spellings: It is always worth also looking at the other group’s spellings. Group A this week is focusing on the prefix ‘in’ whereas Group B are studying some trickier homophones.

Group A: inactive, incorrect, incapable, indirect, invalid, inaccurate, inaudible, breathe, imagine, important

Group B: (trickier homophones) where, wear, led, lead, past, passed, morning, mourning, precedes, proceeds

 

Maths:

MyMaths – Well done to you all for working so hard on your MyMaths work this week. I am so impressed! I have been watching how many of you have logged on and done really well too. Remember to also click the ‘lesson’ tab so you complete the lesson before attempting the ‘homework’ straight away. This will help you to improve your score if you didn’t do as well as you had hoped on your activity.

This week’s set tasks are recapping the work we have already done linked to Geometry (shape). These activities will ask you to revise symmetry, translation and rotation and some of you may be asked to use a protractor. Don’t worry – the protractor is online too!

A reminder that the Number section of MyMaths is open for the children to work their way through. All of this to date has been covered in class but will form excellent revision and over learning for them, which at this time is most important. These are to be completed over the next coming weeks. 

In addition to the above you may choose to undertake the following suggested activities:

 

Science: Life Cycles 

Look at the Powerpoint attached and watch the BBC video link included in it. Can you draw the life cycle of a chosen mammal?


Spanish:

Through the Langauge Angels and DuoLingo websites, interactive games have been made available for them to play from home. Pupil logins have all be sent home with the pupils.


Geography:

Unit: Japan Today

Lesson 5: Comparing a school in Japan to a school in the UK.

Look through the attached Powerpoint. Think about the questions on each slide. You can choose to record the information any way you choose!


Art:

Linking to our study on Japan, this week’s art idea is to have a go at drawing a Japanese temple. This video link shows you step by step how to draw this with a real focus on the importance of line. Although it says it is a building in the snow, it is up to you to choose the season! You could maybe try and include your cherry blossom trees (from our previous art lessons in school) next to the temple.


PE:

We encourage your children to keep active especially during this time. Joe Wicks has announced that as of Monday morning he becomes the nation’s PE teacher! Go Joe! He will be streaming live lessons each Monday to Friday morning at 9am. Click here to connect to his Youtube channel.

 As well as this, Oti Mabuse (Strictly Come Dancing champion) has been teaching dance each day! 11.30am she is live teaching children but for those of you who would like to try a slightly faster pace dance, she is also doing a dance session live each evening at 7.30pm. I’m sure your parents would love to learn the Charlston or Samba with you! It's great fun! These are all available on her youtube channel at anytime. 

 

RE / Spiritual Learning

Spiritual learningwill take place through The Big Question; this will be uploaded on the whole school blog on Friday. 

St Peter's website also have a weekly Sunday Club page which will share RE ideas for you to complete with your family here.

 

Additional task - Children can also choose a topic they are passionate about and research it. Presenting this research in any way they choose: filming it, PowerPoint or presenting to their family. 

Reading comprehension answers will be uploaded next week!

Please also use our learning at home page: which will direct you to a wealth of resources.

Reading, watching television programmes or films together, provides an opportunity for you to check their comprehension and develop inference. We know that learning happens in abundance at home. So let them paint, make, bake, build ... they are all wonderful learning opportunities.

 

Finally, Mrs Bryan and I would like to thank you for the lovley tweets that were shared today! They really did bring their own sunshine and it was so lovely to see so many of your smiling, happy faces which we have missed so very much this week. You are all stars! 

Keep Safe everyone,

Take care,

Mrs Martin x

Year 5 Learning at Home - w/c 23.3.20

Date: 19th Mar 2020 @ 2:07pm

Hello everyone,

This work is set for pupils accessing the Y5 English and Maths curriculum. 

Reading:

If your child is accessing another year group’s curriculum for example: Year 3/4Reading - Please access the Year 3/4 class blog which will provide them with an appropriate reading task.

Books to read - https://www.worldbookday.com/ -of-stories/  (These are free audio books until 29th March!) & https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/welcome-back/for-hom

Writing:

So we are all learning in a totally new way right now! All of us sat at our own laptops, computers, ipads and tablets... but coming together as one in a virtual way! So let's imagine you had to create a whole new class! Think about what it would look like? Watch this video to give you some ideas as to what it may be like if YOU were in charge! If you log onto Showbie using your passwords, you can access our Writing Support Banks to remind you of how to make your writing wonderful!

SPAG: 

Attached – adverbs

Spellings:

Group A: quickly, sadly, happily, quietly, perfectly, automobile, antiseptic, finally, supernatural, operation

Group B: isle, aisle, father, farther, guessed, guest, aloud, allowed, heard, herd

Maths:

MyMaths – Firstly, I have opened up the Number section of MyMaths for the children to work their way through. All of this to date has been covered in class but will form excellent revision and over learning for them, which at this time is most important. These are to be completed over the next coming weeks. 

The tasks for this week are linked to Fractions – again, this will be set for the level that your child is working at. 

In addition to the above you may choose to undertake the following suggested activities:

 

Science:

Our current unit is ‘Living Things’ and the children to date have learned about sexual (pollination) and asexual (one plant only) reproduction in plants.

This week, the children will try and ‘make’ a new plant through an artificial method of asexual reproduction by taking a cutting of a plant. 

Thereis an activity attached – these activities can be printed if you choose but can also be used as a guide and the children can record their learning in anyway felt most suitable. 


Spanish:

Through the Langauge Angels and DuoLingowebsites, interactive games have been made available for them to play from home. Pupil logins have all be sent home with the pupils.


Geography:

Unit: Japan Today

Lesson 4: Physical features of Japan.

Can you find the physical features of Japan? Choose a way to record these. Maybe on the app - Piccollage? Perhaps you will write about them or draw them?

A double bubble thinking map is attached to this blog. Can you draw your own double bubble thinking map to compare and contrast the physical features of Japan to the physical features of the UK?


Art:

Linking to our study on Japan, the children will try their hand at anime drawing. Anime is an art form, specifically animation, that includes art that forms cinema. In Japanese, the term anime is used as a blanket term to refer to all forms of animation from around the world.

This is a suggested task as we appreciate parents may not have resources at home so activiites planned will be as simple as possible.

Watch this youtube clip and have a go!

You will see there are lots of clips simliar - have an explore and get creative!

PE:

We encourage your children to keep active especaiily during this time. Joe Wicks has announced that as of Monday morning he becomes the nation’s PE teacher! Go Joe! He will be streaming live lessons each Monday to Friday morning at 9am. Click here to connect to his Youtube channel.

 

RE / Spiritual Learning

Spiritual learningwill take place through The Big Question; this will be uploaded on the whole school blog on Friday. 

St Peter's website also have a weekly Sunday Club page which will shareREideas for you to complete with your familyhere.

 

Additional task - Children can also choose a topic they are passionate about and research it. Presenting this research in any way they choose: filming it, PowerPoint or presenting to their family. 

Reading comprehension answers will be uploaded next week!

Please also use our learning at home page: which will direct you to a wealth of resources.

Reading, watching television programmes or films together, provides an opportunity for you to check their comprehension and develop inference. We know that learning happens in abundance at home. So let them paint, make, bake, build ... they are all wonderful learning opportunities.

The school’s email account: admin@tsp.sefton.school will be checked daily between 12 noon and 2 pm.

Stay safe everyone,

Mrs Martin

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