Welcome to Woodpecker's Class Page!
Thursday 22nd July 2021.
As it is your last day in year 5 today I would like you to complete the following activities:
LITERACY: Please access the link below to a memories of year 5 sheet. Complete the sheet thinking about all of the fabulous things we have done together this year, despite things being 'tricky'.
MATHS: Please choose one of the following or do both if you'd like!
Choose one of the afternoon activities from the link below:
- Set an obstace race in the garden for a parent or sibling to complete.
- Create a multiple choice quiz about our time in year 5 and test someone you live with!
- Have a picnic in the garden.
- Have a water fight.
- Watch a dvd with snacks.
- Do some gardening or help an adult around the house.
I am so sorry that we are not all in school for our last day together. I will miss you all incredibly and I thank you all for making a tricky year a pleasure!
I will be in school on Wednesday 28th of July from 1pm to 2pm, if you would like to come and say your goodbyes and collect your school books - hope you can come, it would be lovely to see you all and say goodbye properly!
Take care and have a wonderful holiday; all the best of luck for your time in Year 6!
Mrs Kelly :)
Wednesday 21st July 2021.
Home learning activities for today.
MATHS WARM UP: Today I would like you to complete the multiplcation and division challenge sheet please. Feel free to time yourself. Remember to tackle the questions you can do first and revisit the tricky ones at the end.
MAIN MATHS TASK: Today we are going to be calculating the area of triangles. Watch the video below that shows you what to do.
Now that you have watched the video, click on this next link to find your questions for today.
Challenge 1 - Questions 1-5
Challenge 2 - Questions 1-9
Challenge 3 - Questions 1-12
SPAG: Today I would like you to fix/improve the sentences you will find on the sheets on the link. You may need to:
- Add or correct punctuation
- Correct spellings
- Correct word choices (has the correct homophone been used?)
- Check that if some words sund startnge they are actually words
- Add capital letters
Challenge 1 - Page 1 and 2.
Challenge 2 - Page 2 and 3.
Challenge 3 - Page 4 and 5.
LITERACY: Today I would like you to watch the video clip of an animation called Catch it. I'm sure you'll enjoy it. After watching the clip a few times, you can either:
- Draw out the story as a cartoon strip, you can create your own template or copy the one following the link.
- Re-write the story in your own words in the past tense. In your story, think of ways to open your sentences (action, dialogue, setting description, character description, fronted adverbials etc).
If you cannot get the link to work, search Catch it animation on you tube and you should find it - it's about meerkats!
Please complete one or two of the activities from the grid - see link below.
If you would like something a little more physical, then follow one of the links below for:
Remember if any of the activities are too hard - miss them out, or replace them with an exercise of your choice.
Have a lovely day and stay safe!
Tuesday 20th July 2021.
Home learning activities for today.
MATHS WARM UP:
Challenge 1 - Page 1 of the division challenge.
Challenge 2 & 3 - Page 2 of the division challenge.
Time yourself - how fast are you? There are answers included in the document, so that you can mark your own work and give yourself a score.
MAIN MATHS ACTIVITY:
Watch the video above that will help you with your work today. This is just a recacp on coordinates as we did some work on this a few weeks ago.
Challenge 1 - Questions 1-5
Challenge 2 - Questions 1-8
Challenge 3 - Question 1-12
Challenge 1 - Page 1.
Challenge 2 - Page 2.
Challenge 3 - Page 3.
Answers are included on the following pages.
LITERACY/SCIENCE MAIN ACTIVITY.
Please read the text about Butterfly life cycles and answer the questions that go with it. Answers are provided.
Challenge 1 - * task.
Challenge 2 - ** task.
Challenge 3 - *** task.
After this, please create a poster about what you know about the life cycle of butterflies. Feel free to add illustrations or diagrams.
Please complete one activity from the topic grids from yesterday
If you are able to get out in your garden, see if you can find any of the following things in our scavenger hunt. If a garden is not an option, then create a scavenger hunt list for a member of your family, encouraging them to find items around the house e.g. Something blue, something soft, something that smells nice etc.
Good luck with today's activities - I hope you all have a great day!
Mrs K :)
Monday 19th July 2021.
Home learning activities.
MATHS WARM UP:
For a warm up today, please choose either bronze, silver or gold challenges from the list below. They increase in difficulty. Answers are included too!
MATHS MAIN ACTIVITY.
We are going to continue today with work on volume that we all started last week. Please watch the video below that recaps on how to find the volume of cuboids.
Now please answer the following questions:
CHALLENGE 1 - Questions 1-6
CHALLENGE 2 - Questions 1 - 9
CHALLENGE 3 - Questions 1-11
The answers to the questions are below - no cheating!!
We are going to learn about deforestation today. Please read the text from following the link below an answer the questions. Answers are included on the end of the document.
CHALLENGE 1 - Pages 1&2 (*)
CHALLENGE 2 - Pages 3&4 (**)
CHALLENGE 3 - Pages 4&5 (***)
I would like you to follow the link above to a grid of cross curricular challenges. Please try to complete 2 activities this afternoon. Some are worth more points than others. I wonder how many points you can achieve by the end of the week!
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE ANY OF YOUR WORK WITH ME, THEN PLEASE SEND IT TO OUR WOODPECKER EMAIL ACCOUNT.
HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL AGAIN VERY SOON - ENJOY THE SUNSHINE!
MEET THE YEAR 5 TEAM!
Along with your children, Mrs Kelly and Mrs Golding make up the Year 5 team. Just like woodpeckers, we have lots of energy and we work hard. We try persevere and show resilience until we reach our goals, whilst having lots of fun!
Welcome back to the Summer Term!
Dates for this half term so far:
Here are the dates we have so far for this half term. We will continue to add to them as the half term progresses. Also remember to check your half termly newsletter!
Monday 7th June - INSET DAY - school closed to children.
Tuesday 8th June - Back to school for all pupils.
Tuesday 8th June - World Environment Day!
Wednesday 16th June - Animal man in school for Year 5 & 6 classes.
Monday 21st June - Well being Week in school
Thursday 8th July- Transition day in school. Children to go to their new class.
Thursday 22nd July - Last day of term.
This half term, we are excited about continuing our Rainforest Adventures topic and are looking forward to extending our knowledge of the Amazon Rainforest more.
Week 1 - What plants and animals live in the rainforest?
Week 2 - Do people live in the rainforest?
Week 3 Well-being Week.
Week 4 - Why are Rainforests important?
Week 5 - What are tge threats to the rainforest?
Week 6 - What are the threats to the rainforest?
As we continue with our Amazon Adventures topic, We will be reading a variety of texts: Journey to the River Sea, Over and Under Rainforest, The Great Kapok Tree and The Vanishing Rainforest. These texts links really closley to the work we will be covering in our topic lessons.
We will be focussing on narrative writing and developing setting, plot and character descriptions and story openers. Alongside this, we will be creating leaflets during our well-being week to advertise the Eden Project's Rainforest Layer and also writing newspaper reports about deforestation. This will also lead to work on debates and discussions on deforestation too.
CLICK HERE for a link to our Literacy non-negotiables. These are concepts/skills that are expected of the children at the end of Year 5.
CLICK HERE for the statutory spellings that children need to know how to read and spell at the end of Year 6. We will be focussing on these during our literacy time in school, but are also here should you wish to learn them at home.
This half term, we will be focussing on:
- Interpreting negative numbers in context, counting backwards and forwards with positive and negative whole numbers through zero.
- Position and direction: Co-ordinates and plotting shapes on grids, position in the first quadrants, translations, lines of symmetry and reflections with coordinates.
- Geometry and Shape: Recapping and extending our previous work on angles. calculating and reasoning about angles on straight lines and meeting at a point and calculating the missing angles in shapes.
- Measurement, involving converting units: kilograms and kilometres, milimetres and metres, metric and imperial units, timetables and converting units of time.
We will also be continually working on our times table and division knowledge and building on our mental arithmetic, problem solving and mastery skills on a daily basis.
LEARNING AT HOME:
For additional practice and extra learning at home, I highly recommend: 'Hit The Button.' This can be found through Google and is an excellent as well as a fun way to practice tables and mental maths skills at home.
Your children also have log in details for TimesTable Rockstars. This can be accessed on any device and is something that will really improve your children's kowledge and speed of recall of their times table facts.
The children will complete mental arithmetic sessions on a daily basis and will be developing their understanding of mathematical vocabulary.
CLICK HERE for a link to our Non-negotiables. The mathematical concepts children should know by the end of Year 5.
We will be extending our living things topic this half term and becomming Life explorers. We will explore the following questions or themes each week:
Week 1 - Gestation gurus.
Week 2 - Feotal development detectives.
Week 3 - Growth and change - Baby ad child.
Week 4 - Growth and change - Adolescense and puberty.
Week 5 - Growth and change - Adult to old age.
Week 6 - Human timeline.
Our theme for this half term is called 'Changes'. This topic links closley to our work in science for this half term and covers the following themes:
- Exploring how images in the media and online do not always reflect reality.
- Identify the intensity of feelings.
- Recognising conflicting feelings.
- That simple hygiene routine can prevent the spread of bacteria.
- Identify pressures and influences.
- Understanding changes that happen at puberty.
- Understanding what puberty and human reproduction is.
- Identifying qualities of a healthy relationship
- About committed loving relationships.
- About differences and similarities between people, but understand everyone is equal.
- Debate topical issues.
Our over-arching theme for the next term is: 'If God is everywhere, why go to a place of worship'. It will cover aspects of Christianity, Hinduism and Judaism.
Week 1 - Hindu worship at home.
Week 2 - Comparing worship at the Mandir and at home.
Week 3 - Well-being week.
Week 4 - What is a Jewish place of worship and what is it for?
Week 5 - Are people more important than the place?
Week 6 - What is a place of worship and what is it for?
We will be continuing with our ukulele lessons this half term. Due to the current Covid situation, the children will need to keep their instruments in school. They will learn to play their instrument in solo and ensemble contexts and build on their accuracy, flunecy and confidence as the year progresses. In previous years, the children have performed for their families and the rest of the school. (Watch this space with the current Covid situation).
Design and Technology.
This half term we are really excited about our 'Slippers project'. The children will be exploring a range of slippers from research and real life and evaluating how they are made, who they are made for and what their purpose is.
They will design, make and evaluate their slippers. As part of this, they will need to: Measure the uppers and the sole accurately, consider fabric choice and grip for the sole. They will be sewing their slippers and exploring a range of finishing techniques too.
Please ensure that your child has a water bottle on these days and applies suncream before coming to school. Please ensure all jewellery is removed in anticipation of these PE sessions.
The theme for homework this half term is based on our Amazon Adventures topic. The children will have a grid, jam packed with activities they can choose to complete. CLICK HERE for a copy of the grid - it is also in your child's home learning log (purple book).
The children are expected to:
- Choose a piece of work from the grid each week.
- Complete one piece of work each week. (Neat, tidy, accurate spelling – take pride).
- Bring their purple book with their homework in, into school during the last week of half term for us to share and celebrate the work they have completed over the course of the half term. (This used to be done on a weekly basis but things have had to change slightly due to the Covid situation).
- Take a photograph of any large art/creative projects and stick them into their book. Unfortunately then cannot be brought into school due to the Covid situation. If you would like to email photos to me on our class email, I'll happily print them off and share them with the class!
- Write the number of the activity on the page on which the homework is done. This makes allocating points much easier.
The number of points for each piece of work are outlined at the top of each column on the grid above. I will keep a record of how many points you score each week. At the end of each half term, the person with the highest score will receive a prize.
They are also expected to read to an adult three times each week and record this in their diary. Please make sure they have their in school every day.
This year we will be continuing with our Ambassador Awards. During the year the children work towards the different awards by earning credits in their Steps to Success passport. The passport has different sections which recognise children’s achievements in school and the wider community.
The ’Ambassador Award’ comes under four headings:
- Behaviour and conduct
Our focus has changed slightly from previous years due to the Covid 19 situation, so please see the links below for more information. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me at school.
CLICK HERE for a letter from Mrs Seaton to explain Ambassadors 2020.
CLICK HERE for the Ambassador booklet we will be using this year. You may want to have a look at the different categories and discuss them with your children. This will also be done in school, but gives you an insight into what we're looking for.
Please watch this space for other information and insights into the time your children will be spending in Woodpecker Class!
Should you have any queries or questions, don't hesitate to contact us on our Class Email: email@example.com