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Year 5 – Archive 14/09/20

Welcome to Year 5!

Welcome to our Year 5 page. Here you will find important information about our Class  routines, curriculum and general information. We will also keep you updated about the amazing activities we have been getting up to at school. Please scroll down to keep up to date with our class blog.

The government have released a list of home learning websites arranged by subject for parents and children to access at home. For Year 5, access the resources linked to Key Stage 2.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-online-education-resources/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-online-education-resources-for-home-education

September 2020

Year 6

Dear Parent/Carer,

We would like to share with you the final plan to open school and welcome back all children in September.  We are pleased to be able to share with you the details for children who would be starting Year 6 this year, as well as some whole school procedures.  As we are continually risk assessing and receiving new guidance, please be aware that these plans may change in the future.

Return to school Thursday 3rd September

All children will return to school on this date. In order to support the wellbeing of all our children we have decided to enable them to return to their previous year group with their previous teacher and support staff for the first two weeks of the term. This will support them in returning to familiar routines and structures of the day, whilst supporting their positive return to school.

For Year 6 this means that they will return via the Key Stage Two upper corridor doors to access the Year 5 classrooms for Thursday 3rd September, Friday 4th September and week beginning 7th September. Your child will need to be ready to enter at 8.50am and be collected at 3.20pm. Staff will be there to welcome your child and take them along to their classroom. On Friday 11th September they will have a transition visit to Year 6 to meet their new teachers for this year and become familiar with their new environment.

Week beginning 14th September your child will continue to enter via the Key Stage Two upper corridor doors to start their Year 6 class at 8.50am and will finish at 3.20pm. Please arrive and leave the school site using queuing one-way system that is already in place.

Start and End of School Day Procedures

So we can continue to reduce the number of people on site we continue to ask that children are dropped off and collected by ONE adult to reduce the number of parents on site. Once on site, we ask that parents walk continue to use the queuing system.  Staff will receive the children at the door and parents will follow the one-way system marked out around school to leave the school premises.

We please ask parents not to congregate on the premises for longer than is absolutely necessary. Please also ensure all children are waiting with their adult and not playing together in groups. 

At the end of the day we ask parents to enter the site and wait in the same place using the queuing system.  Children in year 6 will need to be collected at 3.20pm prompt. The children will be brought to you by an adult one group at a time. To ensure your child’s safety children who have been given permission to walk home (School must be informed first) will be released at 3.30pm, after the children being collected have been handed over.

There will be signage and staff to point you in the right direction.

Children and staff who show symptoms

We hope that by continuing to keep the children in year group bubbles this will minimise the risk of the virus spreading.  However, this can’t be guaranteed. The following steps will be put in place:

  • NO adult or child should come onto the school site if they, or someone within their household, is displaying symptoms of COVID-19 or has been diagnosed.  Pupils with symptoms must isolate for 7 days but may return to school after this if they are symptom free.  If another member of the household is diagnosed/has symptoms, then the pupil must isolate for 14 days.  This is in accordance with the Government advice. A negative test result means the child can return sooner.
  • If a child becomes unwell at school, or displays symptoms, they will be removed from their group by an adult wearing PPE.  They will be kept isolated until an adult collects them.  It is expected they will be collected immediately and a test is arranged by parents.  They will not be able to return to school for at least 7 days. A negative test result means the child can return sooner.

How parents can help us

We hope that we can continue to work together to look after our school community during these continuing strange times.  We hope parents are understanding about the measures we have put in place and acknowledge these are not to cause inconvenience, but to help us continue to do the best for the staff and children.  Please do not hesitate to contact school via telephone or email if you have any queries or concerns.

We are really looking forward to welcoming all our children back in September.

C McDermott

Mrs McDermott

Head teacher

September 2020 School arrangements

Dear Parent/Carer,

We would like to share with you some of the arrangements we have made to welcome all children back for school opening in September.

Return to school Thursday 3rd September

  • All children will return to school on this date. In order to support the wellbeing of all our children we have decided to enable them to return to their previous year group with their previous teacher and support staff for the first two weeks of the term.
  • The children will complete a transition visit on Friday 11th September and start their new year group on Monday 14th September.

Start and End of School Day Procedures

So we can continue to reduce the number of people on site we continue to ask that children are dropped off and collected by ONE adult to reduce the number of parents on site. Once on site, we ask that parents continue to use the queuing system. Staff will receive the children at the door and parents will follow the one-way system marked out around school to leave the school premises.

  • We please ask parents not to congregate on the premises for longer than is absolutely necessary. Please also ensure all children are waiting with their adult and not playing together in groups. 

There will be signage and staff to point you in the right direction.

Classroom routines

Lessons

  • Children will learn in their classroom at their table facing the front of the room. Children will not move between classrooms and each child will have their own resource pack to use which will include pencils, pens, rulers etc.
  • No large gatherings will take place in school which includes key stage assemblies and singing events.

Playtimes and Lunchtimes

  • Each class will have their lunch in their classroom at a set time each day.
  • Each class will continue to access the outdoor environment for playtime one group at a time.
  • Water bottles may be brought into school and must be taken home each day to be cleaned and refilled.

Limited Resources

To further minimise the risk of contamination, we ask parents to refrain from sending their child to school with any unnecessary equipment. On warmer days, we ask parents to consider if a coat is necessary and send a hat and named bottle of sun cream into school.

Children are expected to wear full school uniform as this can be easily washed after school.

Hygiene and cleaning

Children will be asked to wash or sanitise their hands regularly. Additional cleaning will also be taking place within school throughout the day. As with government guidelines, masks will not be worn by staff or pupils. The only time a member of staff will wear a mask, is when wearing PPE in order to administer first aid. We will show all of the children what this PPE will look like in advance so they know what to expect should they need first aid treatment.

Children and staff who show symptoms

We hope that by continuing to keep the children in year group class groups this will minimise the risk of the virus spreading.  However, this can’t be guaranteed. The following steps will be put in place:

  • NO adult or child should come onto the school site if they, or someone within their household, is displaying symptoms of COVID-19 or has been diagnosed.  Pupils with symptoms must isolate for 7 days but may return to school after this if they are symptom free.  If another member of the household is diagnosed/has symptoms, then the pupil must isolate for 14 days.  This is in accordance with the Government advice. A negative test result means the child can return sooner.
  • If a child becomes unwell at school, or displays symptoms, they will be removed from their group by an adult wearing PPE.  They will be kept isolated until an adult collects them.  It is expected they will be collected immediately and a test is arranged by parents.  They will not be able to return to school for at least 7 days. A negative test result means the child can return sooner.
  • Parents must inform school if a their child or another member of their household are isolating at home.

How parents can help us

We hope that we can continue to work together to look after our school community during these continuing strange times.  We hope parents are understanding about the measures we have put in place and acknowledge these are not to cause inconvenience, but to help us continue to do the best for the staff and children.  Please do not hesitate to contact school via telephone or email if you have any queries or concerns.

We are really looking forward to welcoming all our children back in September. We have had 20 children in school all the way through lockdown and over 100 children in school since some year groups returned in June. The procedures described in this letter have worked really well throughout this difficult time and we expect them to continue to work well when all children are expected to return in September. School attendance procedures will be followed on our return.

Your sincerely

C McDermott

Mrs McDermott

Head teacher

Year 5 Blog 13/7/20

Literacy activity 1:

Using dashes in sentences

Rewrite these sentences and put the dashes in the correct places.

  1. Always buckle your seatbelt it’s the law.
  2. I gave you my last £5 don’t waste it.
  3. My best friends Claire, May and Lola are coming for tea tonight.
  4. Her brother the one that is always in trouble was sent to Mrs. Grant’s office yesterday.
  5. You are my friend my only friend who offered me help.
  6. Ken took a few steps back, came running full speed, kicked a mighty kick and missed the ball.
  7. I used to think Sheffield was quite an ordinary place to live until I found out about its haunted houses.
  8. It was the end of the road or so we thought!
  9. Mrs. Drury was unwilling to extend the homework deadline even for a bar of chocolate!
  10. The twelve polar bears were large and I mean large!
  11. School was closed because the boiler was broken what a shame!
  12. If you eat too much ice-cream as I have done today you will be sick!

Literacy activity 2:

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Literacy activity 5:

Maths activity 1;

Join these units to the correct measure:

Pint

Millilitre

Pound                             Weight

Yard

Centimetre

Stone                               Length

Gallon

Kilogram

Inch                                  Capacity

Mile

Ounce

Maths activity 2:

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Maths activity 5:

Year 5 Blog 6/7/20

Literacy activity 1:

The semi-colon can be used instead of a full stop.

It can join two linking sentences and make them into one sentence. The semi-colon can be used instead of a conjunction to join the sentences.

Example 1:   The door swung open. A masked figure strode in.

The door swung open; a masked figure strode in.

Add a semi-colon into these sentences:

  1. The rabbit had been sadly neglected it was in an awful state.
  2. John opened the drawer it was empty.
  3. The wedding invitations have all been sent out two hundred guests are expected.
  4. Tom was very clever and worked hard he deserved to pass all his SATs.
  5. Sally’s birthday is in November John’s is in September.
  6. Alex bought a toy car he played with it as soon as he got home.
  7. She was very tired she had worked late the night before.

Literacy activity 2:

Literacy activity 3:

Rewrite the sentence and use the correct homophone.

1. She was stung by a bee/be.

2. That present is four/fore/for you.

3. After her illness, she looked very pail/pale.

4. I would like some advice/advise.  

5. The sign says we should go this weigh/way.

6. His T-shirt was too/two small because he had groan/grown so tall.

7. I scent/sent a letter in the male/mail.

8. The son/sun is shining today.

9. What a pretty flour/flower!

10. I missed/mist you when you were gone.

Literacy activity 4:

Literacy activity 5:

Maths activity 1:

Maths activity 2:

  1. I have 19%; how much more percent do I need to add to it to make it the same as 0.2?
  2. I have 28%; how much percent do need to take away to make it the same as one quarter?
  3. I have 78%; how much more percent do I need to add to it to make the same as 4/5?
  4. I have 95%; how much percent do I need to take away to make it the same as 0.9?
  5. I have 60%; how much percent do I need to take away to make it the same as 0.1?
  6. I have 7%; how much more percent do I need to add to it to make the same as 19/100?

Maths activity 3:

To find 10% of a number you divide the number by 10.

Find 10% of the following amounts:

£300              450Kg             45Litres           670 metres       £240

£345              675Kg            120Litres          855 metres       £3498

Maths activity 4:

Which is more?

  1. 10% of 200     or       25% of 180
  2. 50% of 200     or      75% of 100
  3. 10% of 560    or       50% of 50
  4. 10% of 200     or       50% of 400
  5. 20% of 600     or      75% of 200
  6. 50% of 54    or       10% of 91

Explain your reasoning.

Maths activity 5:

  1. Jimmy has 150 football cards.

He says he will give his best friend, Raja, 20% of them. How much will he give Raja?

  • Helen has 350 pence.

She gives 30% to Sally.

How much has Helen left?

  • Hindi lives on a farm which has 320 cows. He takes 40% of the cows to market to sell.

How many cows are left on the farm?

  • Testing Time

In a test all questions were worth the same amount of marks.

There were 300 questions altogether.

The results were as follows:

Mark 90%            Phili 50%          Hamiz 1%

Frank 80%           Jane 60%        Henry 100%

How many questions did each of the pupils get right?

Year 5 Blog 29/6/20

Literacy activity 1:

Literacy activity 2:

We use brackets to add extra information into the sentence.

                For example:

The spaceship (designed by the Lakka aliens) was extremely fast.

The spaceship was extremely fast.

Put brackets into the sentences below:

  1. Ellie my older sister lives in Manchester.
  2. Jupiter the largest planet is made of gas.
  3. The twins Ben and Billy have just played their first football match.
  4. The ambulance which had sirens blaring and lights flashing moved swiftly through the traffic.
  5. The student who was new to the school got lost to her first lesson.
  6. Lionel Messi an Argentinian football player plays for Barcelona.
  7. The alien aged 14 and not very good at driving smashed into the house.
  8. He felt terrified it was his first flying test.

Literacy activity 3:

Literacy activity 4:

Literacy activity 5:

Maths activity 1:

Maths activity 2:

Maths activity 3:

Maths activity 4:

Maths activity 5:

Art activity:

The video below gives an explanation of how to draw a picture using perspective to add depth and greater realism. This might be a nice activity to have a go at to practise the art skills we have studied this year so far.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zvq6sbk

Year 5 Blog 22/6/20

Literacy activity 1:

Literacy activity 2:

Synonyms

A Write down a synonym for each word then use it in a sentence:

a) liberty                                                                   b) delicious

c) curious                                                                  d) dull

e) tremble                                                                f) leap

g) strike                                                                     h) hungry

B Match up the synonyms in the list:

round                        correct                                  speedy                       courageous 

right                           circular                                  mournful                  hard

brave                         gloomy                                  rapid                          difficult         

Literacy activity 3:

Literacy activity 4:

Literacy activity 5:

Maths activity 1:

Maths activity 2:

Maths activity 3:

  1. A number rounded to the nearest 100 is: 12800

Which of these numbers will not be 12800 when rounded?

12804;       12788;       12855;       12840

  • A number rounded to the nearest 1000 is: 427000

Which of these numbers will not be 427000 when rounded?

427451;       426899;       426501;       427501

  • The following numbers have been rounded to the nearest 100.

Give two examples of what the numbers could have been in the first place:

      12900        62500       123900    159800

  • These have been rounded to the nearest 1000. Give two examples of what the numbers could have been in the first place:

      234000       152000     25000     89000

  • Round the following money to the nearest 10p; £1 and £10:

            £23.98                 £245.23

            £45.65                 £12.54

  • Highest and Lowest

The following numbers have been rounded to the nearest 1000.

What is the largest and the smallest number they could have been?

     234,000                           76,000

     412,000                           69,000

Maths activity 4:

Maths activity 5:

Science activity 1: Nearly all mammals are viviparous. This means that they give birth to live young. All mammals have different length gestation periods. The gestation period is the amount of time it takes baby to grow before being born.

Below is a table with the different gestation periods for different mammals. Order the mammals from the one with the longest gestation period to the mammal with the shortest.

Is there a pattern between the size of the mammal and the length of its gestation period? 

Year 5 Blog

Hello Year 5,

I hope you are all staying well and keeping safe. With yet another week of home schooling ahead of us, here are a few activities to keep you motivated and your brain active. It won’t be very long until you are our role models in Year 6.

Remember to keep using Purple Mash and TT Rockstars too! I think we are beginning to see a ‘light at the end of the tunnel’ (fingers crossed) so hopefully it won’t be too long until we back in our classroom.

Keep safe, stay well and have a good week.

Mrs HC and Mr W

Literacy – Activity 1 – Relative Clauses

Use the following words to give more information about someone or something:

who    whose     which        that

Example:

The girl walked into the classroom.

The girl, who had long red hair, walked swiftly into the classroom.

The girl, whose red hair sparkled as the light caught it, walked slowly and confidently into the classroom.

The girl walked into the classroom, which by now was filled with children.

The girl walked into the classroom that had been allocated to her on arrival at the school earlier this morning.

 Use the following words to give more information about someone or something:

who              whose        which          that

  1. The house was in front of her.
  2. Jake skipped down the road.
  3. The cat sat on the mat.
  4. There was a large field.
  5. They could see fields.
  6. There were lots of houses.
  7. The beach spread before them.
  8. The castle was high on the cliff.

Literacy – Activity 2 – Alphabetical ordering

Put each list of words into alphabetical order. Look at the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th letters to decide where they should go. To make a list put a comma ( , ) between each word.

Easy

goose, frog, lion, tiger, zebra, badger, monkey, snail.

Harder

craft, apricot, peace, volume, pig, speed, crab, follow, promise, zoo, thin, special, apple, milk, toffee, shine, prince, balloon, spell, fast, chair, think, slip, blue, pink.

Expert

spaghetti, spatula, sparkle, spade, spawn, spaceman, span, sparrow, spaniel, spa, spanner, spacious, spare

Activity 3 – Spelling

Find the missing silent letters in each word. Write a sentence with each correct spelling

dout
iland
lam
solem
thistl
knigt
knif
bom
Wedesday
naw

Maths – Activity 1

Activity 2

Activity 3

Activity 4

Reading Comprehension

Monday 1st June 2020.

Year 5 Blog                                                                                                                                                                

Hello Year Fives and parents – we hope you are all continuing to keep well!

Looking ahead to another week at home next week, some activities have been provided that we think would be useful and beneficial for you to have a go at. Hopefully you are still managing to access the packs that were sent home before the closure and please remember to keep making use of Purple Mash, which has a number of different activities, and TT Rockstars as being strong on those tables will have a huge effect when it comes to Year Six.

Thank you and keep safe!

Literacy Activity 1:  Here are some words that contain silent letters. Can you practise the spellings and produce some sentences that use these accurately? If you are unsure on the meanings, you can always use the internet to support you or ask someone at home!

Literacy Activity 2: Choosing Appropriate Adverbials

Literacy Activity 3: Writing task. We know a lot about the past from people’s diaries – such as Samuel Pepys during the Great Fire of London in 1666 and more recently, children who were evacuated during World War Two in unusual times in England. Could you produce a few diary entries as yourself, that people could look back on in the future to find out what life was like for children in 2020? Think about:

  • What have you been doing?
  • What has been different to normal?
  • Show your thoughts, feelings and emotions about the situation we’re in.
  • Remember – you can be informal as a diary is often in a conversational tone.

Maths activity 1:

When you square a number, you multiply it by itself. (e.g          =  2 x 2 = 4) 4 becomes the square number.

If you cube a number, you multiply it by itself twice.  (e.g.       = 2 x 2 x 2 = 8) 8 becomes the cube number

Can you find solve these questions below? 

Can you find the cube of these numbers too?  

Maths Activity 2: Can you use appropriate methods to solve these arithmetic questions?
Remember place value rules and that you line up the decimal point when adding and subtracting.

  1. 20983.2 + 109.34 =
  2. 9283.4 – 76.25 =
  3. 2938 x 3 =
  4. 39034 x 4 =
  5. 6873 ÷ 6 = (with remainders or to 2 decimal places)
  6. 98323 ÷ 8 = (with remainders or to 2 decimal places)

Maths Activity 3: Recap: When adding and subtracting fractions, you simply add/subtract the numerators – provicing the denominators are the same.

 E.g. ¼ + ¾ = 4/4 or 1 whole

  1. 6873 ÷ 6 = (with remainders or to 2 decimal places)
  2. 98323 ÷ 8 = (with remainders or to 2 decimal places)

Maths Challenges:

Other Activities:

Science: In Science this term we would have been looking at how humans develop from babies to old age. You will find information about it and a quiz on the site below.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zgssgk7/articles/z2msv4j

Task: Using the information you have learned, can you create a timeline to show the life cycle of a human? Add pictures and as much information as you can. Imagine you are producing this for a science text book to teach people your age!

Reading: Read the text below about Captain Tom Moore and answer the questions!

  1. Find and copy one word that means the same as bravery.
  • What is the name of Captain Tom’s charity single?
  • Why do you think Captain Tom wanted to raise money for the NHS? Use evidence from the text to support your answer.
  • Give two examples of how Captain Tom has broken world records.
  • Describe Captain Tom in three words and explain why using evidence.
  • How do you think Captain Tom felt when he heard he had reached his target of £1000 in just one day. Why?
  • Say whether each statement below is True or False.
  1. Captain Tom was 100 when he started his fundraising campaign.
  2. Tom Fletcher released a charity single with Captain Tom.
  3. Captain Tom raised money for NHS Charities Together.
  4. Captain Tom served in the Second World War.

18th May 2020.

Hello Year 5 children and parents,

Here we are again, another week on lockdown ahead of us. Hope you are all staying well and managing to keep busy.

Here are some more activities for you to have a go at a home. Please could you keep the letters to Boris Johnson for us to have a look at when we return to school.

Don’t forget to keep using TT Rock Stars and Purple Mash to help you further your learning.

Stay safe and see you soon.

Mrs HC and Mr W

Literacy Activity 1 – Proof reading: can you spot the mistakes?

There are 10 spelling errors and 10 missing capital letters

Read the passage carefully and then underline the errors and write the correct words above.

Walking through the forrest, near her home in windsor, jade could smell all the wonders of spring in the air with wild flowers blouming and pine needles hevy with rain.  it was a fresh morning, with dew on the grassie patches and there was a chill in the air.

All the animals were up and about singing their melodys and making the early morning sounds.  in the leaves small rodents rustled thru the bushes while squirrles cracked nuts and scrambled up tree trunks.  there were also thousands of insects that buzzed around, it was beatiful.  She eventually got to the river thames where she saw a boat called lucky lady sailing along the pieceful water.  Jade lay down and streched out on a warm patch of grass while the river krept by.

Now copy the paragraph out with the correct spellings in your neatest handwriting!

Literacy Activity 2 – Grammar Activity

  1. Add brackets to the sentence below.

She finally came to my party three hours late and gave me the biggest hug!

  • Add a dash to the sentence below.

The chocolate cake was sitting on the counter top yummy!

  • Add a semi colon to the sentence below.

I went to the shoe shop today I bought loads of trainers.

  • Add a colon to the sentence below.

My P.E bag has a pair of trainers, black shorts, warm jogging bottoms and a plain T shirt.

  • Underline the relative clause in each sentence.
  1. The pillow, that was filled with feathers, was very uncomfortable.
  • The dress, which was sleeveless, was half price!
  • The singer, who was part of a group, decided to set off on her own.

Literacy Activity 3

Do you think the six weeks summer holidays should be cancelled so children can catch up with all the schooling they have missed?

Write a letter to Boris Johnson giving at least 3 reasons either for or against cancelling the holiday.

Maths Activity 1 – Place Value

Maths Activity 2 – Addition and Subtraction problems

  1. a)    Round each number in the calculation 88745 – 56642 to the nearest ten thousand.

Subtract these rounded numbers to give an approximate answer.

b)    Calculate the actual difference between the two numbers.

  • Calculate £3856.56   +   £5673.78   +  £347.45
  • At the beginning of the year, there was £8452.64 in the school budget. By the end of the year, £7864.12 had been spent.  How much is left in the school fund?
  • At a weekend summer fair, £14673 was raised on the Saturday and £16432 was taken on the Sunday.                                                                   At a similar fair in winter, £18347 was raised on the Saturday and £10284 was taken on the Sunday.                                                                     i) How much was raised altogether?                                                                ii) How much more was raised at the summer fair than at the winter fair?
  • Here are some distances:

Journey                    Distance (kilometres)

London to Paris                           934 km

London to Rome                          1461 km

Paris to Rome                    1186 km

A plane flies from London to Rome and then on to Paris.

How much further is this than flying direct to Paris from London?

Maths Activity 3

Topic Activity: In this half-term, we would have moved on to look at Victorians. If you follow the link below, you will find a reading task based on Life at School. Read it to find out what it was like in a Victorian school and answer the following questions.

  1. Who educated the rich at home?
  • What kind of schools did the rich attend?
  • Were private schools very good? Explain your answer.
  • How old did you have to be to start at school?
  • Who was responsible for building the new schools?
  • What kind of things did the children do at school?
  •  How were naughty children punished?
  • What kind of sayings did the children
  • Were children better off before or after they had to go to school?
  • Would you have wanted to attend a Victorian school? Explain your answer

Monday 11th May 2020.

Year 5 Blog

Hello Year Fives and parents! We hope you are all still keeping well in these unusual times.

Looking ahead to another week at home next week, some activities have been provided that we think would be useful and beneficial for you to have a go at. Hopefully you are still managing to access the packs that were sent home before the closure and please remember to keep making use of Purple Mash, which has a number of different activities, and TT Rockstars as being strong on those tables will have a huge effect when it comes to Year Six.

Thank you, keep safe and make sure you find the time to be creative at home!

Literacy Activity 1:  Here are some of the Statutory Spellings for Y5/Y6. Take the time to look at these words, become familiar with the meanings and continue to test yourselves on the spellings. Parents you can always help to test!

Literacy Activity 2: Grammar Can you copy out this paragraph in your neatest handwriting, whilst also adding in the correct punctuation? Think about capital letters, full stops and commas in particular. There is an added challenge of finding speech to punctuate at the beginning too…

felicity WILL you look this way exclaimed Mrs Appleton  you have been fidgeting all morning  felicity tore her eyes reluctantly away from the coin she was holding in her hand and tried to concentrate on her class teacher who was talking about maths – something to do with multiplication Felicity vaguely recalled she caught matts eye and they grinned excitedly at each other this was it today was the day the two best friends had been waiting for this day for what had seemed an eternity both of them had been looking at the clock every 5 minutes both willing the hands to move forwards faster so that they could be whisked off home by felicitys parents at lunch time they were going on holiday!

Literacy Activity 3: Non-Chronological Report. Choose a topic that you’re particularly interested in – it could be a person, a TV show, a place, an animal or a particular object. Can you create a fact sheet, as if it would be an information page to be shared on the internet?

Think about using the things below:

  • Relative clauses e.g. Sunderland A.F.C, which was founded in 1879, play their home games at the Stadium of Light.
  • Use a range of pronounsfor cohesion e.g. Sunderland/The North-East club/The Black Cats/The football side/They/The League One club
  • Use brackets or dashes to add extra information e.g. Phil Parkinson (the current Sunderland Manager) replaced Jack Ross in 2019, following a tough start to the season.
  • Remember to keep it formal.

Maths activity 1: If you can convince somebody at home, get two boxes/bags of smarties and have a go at these place value challenges! You can eat the chocolates as a treat afterwards…

Maths Activity 2: Use the “bus stop” method to solve these division calculations. Some of you will just find these with a remainder, but a lot of you should be able to give the answer with decimals rather than remainder. Don’t go further than 2 decimal places!

  1. 782 ÷ 6 =
  2. 19822 ÷ 3 =
  3. 2932 ÷ 4 =
  4. 20931 ÷ 9 =
  5. 9832 ÷ 7 =
  6. 29832 ÷ 5 =

Maths Activity 3:  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAdPkV6Wc-c helps to recap equivalent fractions)

Maths Challenges:

Topic Activity: In this half-term, we would have moved on to look at Victorians. If you follow the link below, you will find a reading task based on a chapter of Charles Dickens’ ‘Oliver Twist’. Read it to find out what conditions were like in the workhouses then answer the questions below.

  1. What were the boys given to eat?
  2. When did they get bread as well?
  3. Why did the bowls never want washing?
  4. How long did the boys suffer this for?
  5. What did the tall boy threaten?
  6. What word tells us a meeting was held?
  7. What was the master wearing?
  8. How is the master described?
  9. Who did he call for?
  10. Who said “The boy will be hung.”

How would Oliver be feeling…

  1. When he is chosen to ask for more?
  2. As he is walking up to ask for more?
  3. When he is taken to the Beadle?

History: Supporting the reading material, here is a clip about workhouses from Horrible Histories.

Explain in short paragraphs the following

  1. What were the workhouses like?
  2. What dangers did the children face?
  3. How were workhouse children treated?
  4. Why do you think they were treated like this?
  5. How has society changed now?

Year 5 Blog

Hello Year Fives and parents! We hope you are all keeping well in these unusual times.

Looking ahead to another week at home next week, some activities have been provided that we think would be useful and beneficial for you to have a go at. Hopefully you are still managing to access the packs that were sent home before the closure and please remember to keep making use of Purple Mash, which has a number of different activities, and TT Rockstars as being strong on those tables will have a huge effect when it comes to Year Six.

Thank you, keep safe and make sure you find the time to be creative at home!

Literacy Activity 1:  Here are some of the Statutory Spellings for Y5/Y6. Take the time to look at these words, become familiar with the meanings and continue to test yourselves on the spellings. Parents you can always help to test!

Literacy Activity 2: Grammar

Literacy Activity 3: Setting Description. It’s always good to get creative with writing! To fit in with our wider topic, here is a picture of a Victorian street – imagine walking down it. Could you use some really strong adjectives and some figurative language to describe the street? What does it look/smell/sound like?

Maths activity 1: Use this sheet to practice writing numbers in both numerals and words.

Maths Activity 2: Use the correct method to solve these multiplication calculations.

Maths Activity 3:

Maths Challenges:

Topic Activity: In this half-term, we would have moved on to look at Victorians. If you follow the link below, you will find a reading activity about what school was like for children during the Victorian times! Read the information and then have a go at answering the questions, making sure you use evidence from the text to support your answers!

History: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z73b4wx If you follow this clip, you will find out a little bit about what life was like for children working in coalhouses. We will look at this more in the future blogs.

Art: We would have been looking at collage during this half-term. If you have the resources at home, could you cut up and stick different pieces of materials together to recreate a larger image?

Perhaps try coiling different colour paper to recreate our school badge? You could email them to school – it would be lovely to see some of your artwork!

If you look on YouTube for “Paper quilling” you should see some ideas on how to use paper creatively!

Hello Year 5,

I hope you are all keeping well and staying cheerful despite another 3 weeks of lockdown ahead. However, we need to remember it is keeping us all safe until it is safe for school to reopen. 

In the meantime, a fantastic new online learning classroom has been developed for children to keep up with their daily lessons. What myself and Mr Wardropper would like you to do is to complete the daily lessons for maths and English. The link is https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/schedule. Select Year 5 and select Week 2 (27th April). You will then be able to complete the activities online each day. I have included other online learning links for those of you who want to do extra learning (you know who you are).

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

For topic, please log on to Purple Mash using this link which should take you directly to the Victorians https://www.purplemash.com/#tab/pm-home/topics/victorians then 

Select Serial Mash Book and Resources. Read Chapters 1 and 2 of Ollie and the Great Stink and complete quizes 1 and 2.  Next, complete the activity Miss Beachs’ Class Rules.

Remember to keep practising spelling words from the Year 5/6 spelling lists. This will also give you the opportunity to practise your handwriting http://www.rosehill.stockport.sch.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Year-5_6-spelling-words.pdf

Also, keep up to date with the news https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/news/watch_newsround.

We hope to see you all very soon.

Mrs Hordon-Clark/Mr Wardropper

Monday 20th April 2020.

Year 5

Hello everyone,

I hope you’re all keeping safe and well. I’ve been keeping myself busy catching up with jobs around the house and gardens. I am so fortunate to have a beautiful park on my doorstep where I have been taking my hour exercise along with my spaniel, Louis. As you can see on the photos, the park is particularly stunning in spring time with all the cherry trees and apple trees in full blossom.

I am really disappointed to be missing teaching one of my favourite topics, the Victorians. What I would like you to do this week is choose a famous Victorian to research and write an autobiography of their life. Here are some ideas: Charles Dickens, Florence Nightingale, Robert Peel, Alexander Graham Bell, Queen Victoria, or you could choose one of your own.  

Also, it is important to keep practising your maths skills. Carol Vorderman has an excellent home learning hub (the Maths Factor) which is currently free to use. There are lots of great fun ways to learn so get an adult to help you sign up today.

Don’t forget to also keep practising your spellings and handwriting. 

If any of you are in school next week, I will see you then.

Please remember to keep safe and keep smiling.

Mrs Hordon-Clark

Year 5 Class Blog – Week Ending 6th March 2020

 In Literacy this week we have continued our narrative topic of writing a familiar story from a different perspective. Most of us have written as the BFG, describing our “taking” of Sophie by using a range of expanded noun phrases, adverbials and figurative language too!

In Maths we have investigated 3D Shapes – looking at their properties and also their nets. We practically tried to work out which net belonged to which 3D shape and whether the nets were accurate. In addition, some of us started to find missing angles in triangles – using the facts we knew about scalene, equilateral and isosceles triangles to find missing angles. On Friday, one group also tried their best to find the area of triangles and find the missing sides, given the total area. Maths whizzes! 

In our topic books, we have continued to look at our new topic in Geography – Fairtrade. Within geography sessions we continued to look at fair trade products and even designed our own smoothie, calculating the price we would have to pay and charge. In RE we have continued to look at the Easter story and in Art we have practised a range of sketching skills including shading by trying out a range of different pencils.

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Our Treasure Chest winners were.

Year 5H – Scarlet Dixon for her great improvement and confidence in maths.

Year 5W – Faith Beck for displaying a constant, resilient attitude towards her learning.

Attendance:

5W – 95.7%

5H – 96.8%

Key Dates and Reminders:

Swimming will continue on Mondays, along with PE.

  • Home work will be given out on Friday and should be returned by the following Wednesday..
  • The school’s free breakfast club is now available every day from 8.30am for all children. This can be accessed from Key Stage 2 yard.
  • As the weather is unpredictable, please make sure children always have a coat or light jacket to wear in case the weather changes.
  • Please remember the school day starts at 8:50am. The children begin learning straight away, so even a few minutes lateness has an effect on education

Year 5 Class Blog – Week Ending 6th March 2020

 In Literacy this week we have started our brand new narrative topic where we will eventually be writing a story from a different perspective to that of the original. We have been looking at Roald Dahl’s ‘The BFG’, looking at the description of the giant and how it seemed to Sophie. We used expanded noun phrases, figurative language, adverbials and speech this week to develop skills for our stories!

In Maths we have spent a lot of time looking at decimal numbers; being able to multiply them by ten, hundred and thousand. Lots of problems were solved and some of us even managed to solve an investigation to find the population of South America! We were mightily impressed! 

In our topic books, we have started to look at our new topic in Geography – Fairtrade. We understood what the term was, before considering a banana and how much money actually goes to the farmers who grow the products. We were surprised at how little money they got! In science we have continued investigations into materials and have so far tested the solubility of a range of materials in cold water. Next week, we will see if the heat of the water affects our results!

For World Book Day we created puppets to accompany David Walliams’ ‘World’s Worst Teachers’ story to tell to LKS2.

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Our Treasure Chest winners were.

Year 5H – Ryley Waites for his consistent positive attitude in class.

Year 5W – Levi Smith for displaying fantastic behaviour throughout the week and completing so many maths challenges!

Attendance:

5W – 96.8%

5H – 99.2%

Key Dates and Reminders:

Swimming will continue on Mondays, along with PE.

  • Home work will be given out on Friday and should be returned by the following Wednesday..
  • The school’s free breakfast club is now available every day from 8.30am for all children. This can be accessed from Key Stage 2 yard.
  • As the weather is unpredictable, please make sure children always have a coat or light jacket to wear in case the weather changes.
  • Please remember the school day starts at 8:50am. The children begin learning straight away, so even a few minutes lateness has an effect on education

Year 5 Class Blog – week ending 7.2.20

  In Literacy this week we have worked a lot on planning and preparing a brand-new, exciting product to advertise to Cadbury’s and other children in the school by form of a persuasive letter. We have practised a range of skills to be used in persuasion and started to plan out our paragraphs. We have designed chocolate bars which have a South American link – it’s made us very hungry!

In Maths this week we have looked at shapes, specifically translation and reflection in two quadrants and then four quadrants.

This week in topic we have continued investigating materials in Science – looking at the thermal properties of a range of materials by placing ice cubes on them and timing to see how long they would take to melt. We decided that metal would be the best surface to use if we wanted to defrost something from the freezer! We have also looked at the Creation story in RE, comparing the Christian story to the scientific argument of the Big Bang Theory and Evolution.

Our Treasure Chest winners were:

Frankie Earles for her fantastic effort in Mr. Wardropper’s class with her writing; it was used as an example for different classes!

Rebecca Wilson for her outstanding knowledge and work with shape this week.

Key Dates and Reminders:

Swimming has now been moved to a Monday at 11am. This means that all children should have their swimming AND P.E. kits in school on Monday morning.

Home work will be given out on Friday and should be returned by the following Wednesday.

  • The school’s free breakfast club is now available every day from 8.30am for all children. This can be accessed from Key Stage 2 yard.
  • As the weather is unpredictable, please make sure children always have a coat or light jacket to wear in case the weather changes.
  • Please remember the school day starts at 8:50am. The children begin learning straight away, so even a few minutes lateness has an effect on education

Year 5 Class Blog – week ending 30.1.20

  In Literacy this week we have started a brand new topic – persuasion! We have started to look at a range of different persuasive text types, picking out some of the key features such as rhetorical questions, figurative language and emotive language. We also started to look more specifically at modal verbs and formal language, writing a short persuasive letter to Boris Johnson!

In Maths this week we have focused on shapes – specifically looking at area of shapes. This has included drawing shapes with the correct area, accurately using rulers to draw shapes to scale and also looking at composite shapes.

This week in Topic we have started a brand new science topic looking at properties of materials. We have spent the week looking at reversable and irreversible changes, understood a range of properties of materials such as absorbency and also completed an experiment with some ‘Space Soup’.

We hope that you enjoyed our celebration of learning with our space assembly on Wednesday morning!

NB. Some of our children will be going to a dodgeball competition next Tuesday!

Our Treasure Chest winners were.

Year 5W-

Year 5H –

Key Dates and Reminders:

Swimming has now been moved to a Monday at 11am. This means that all children should have their swimming AND P.E. kits in school on Monday morning.

Home work will be given out on Friday and should be returned by the following Wednesday.

  • The school’s free breakfast club is now available every day from 8.30am for all children. This can be accessed from Key Stage 2 yard.
  • As the weather is unpredictable, please make sure children always have a coat or light jacket to wear in case the weather changes.
  • Please remember the school day starts at 8:50am. The children begin learning straight away, so even a few minutes lateness has an effect on education

Year 5 Class Blog – week ending 24.1.20

  In Literacy this week we have finished writing our story based on the ‘Titanium’ music video. The children have spent a lot of time perfecting and editing their paragraphs, to ensure that they have used all of the features we have practised such as: varied sentence starters, expanded noun phrases and figurative language to show characters’ feelings.

In Maths this week we have focused on division, becoming increasingly confident with the formal method for division. Some of us have progressed on to carrying numbers, while also attempting a range of different problems related to division.

This week in Topic we have rounded off our Geography lessons with some research and debate into deforestation. The children had a lot of good ideas and I think the majority of us could see both sides of argument! 

We also have spent some time rehearsing for our Class Assembly which will take place on Wednesday 29th January 2020 in the school hall at 9.15am. Parents are encouraged to come and celebrate our learning from the previous term with us.

Our Treasure Chest winners were.

Year 5W- Lillie-Mae Carr for her fantastic effort in all subjects. A great role model!

Year 5H – Nathan Harding for trying extremely hard in his maths work.

Key Dates and Reminders:

Swimming has now been moved to a Monday at 11am. This means that all children should have their swimming AND P.E. kits in school on Monday morning.

Home work will be given out on Friday and should be returned by the following Wednesday.

Year 5 Class Blog – week ending 17th October 2019

In Literacy this week we have explored the features of newspaper articles – and how newspapers always cover the 5Ws in their stories (What, When, Where, Who and Why).

In Maths this week we have all worked hard to show of our addition and subtraction skills, using ever larger and more complex calculations involving decimals and money.  Many of us have moved onto very challenging word problems and we have discussed the importance of reading questions very carefully as just one word can change a whole question:

i.e. £10 is increased by £50.  Answer = £60.

£10 is increased to £50.  Answer = £40.

In our topic this week, 5H and 5W have begun to explore the stories and importance of the Northern Saints – including St Cuthbert and St Aiden – looking at how Christianity was introduced into the North East of England have been examining the life of boys and girls in Athens and Sparta during the times of Ancient Greece, while 5W have moved onto science and are experimenting with parachutes and boats to explore air and water resistance!

PE will continue to take place every Monday PM for children in Year Five.

Year 5 Class Blog – week ending 11th October 2019

In Literacy this week we have continued to edit and improve our narrative stories – with a particular focus on improving our vocabulary, sentence structure and use of figurative language to heighten tension and suspense!

In Maths this week we have been exploring perimeter and area of squares, rectangles and more complex composite shapes – using addition to find perimeter, and multiplication to find area (using cm², mm² and m²).  In composite shapes, we have had to infer the length of unmarked sides by using our knowledge of the properties of shapes and perpendicular lines!

In our topic this week, 5H and 5W have explored Design and Technology and how structures can be strengthened to become stronger, grow taller and more secure.  A range of tests have been carried out to find the strongest possible shapes for use in our structures.

PE will continue to take place every Monday PM for children in Year Five.

Our learners swimming group will also continue swimming each Wednesday.

Year 5 Class Blog – week ending 4th October 2019

In Literacy this week we have planned and begun to write our narrative stories – with a real focus on suspense and building up tension in our writing!

In Maths this week we have been examining angles – reminding ourselves of the language of acute, obtuse, right and acute angles.  We have learned to estimate the size of angles, and have begun to use protractors both to measure and draw angles no specific numbers of degrees.

In our topic this week, 5H have explored the importance of gods in Ancient Greece – looking at how people worshipped, and also the building of ancient temples to the Gods.  

PE will continue to take place every Monday PM for children in Year Five.

Our learners swimming group will also continue swimming each Wednesday.

Year 5 Class Blog – week ending 27th September 2019

In Literacy this week we have explored how authors can vary their use of language to describe a setting – with a focus on the use of relative clauses to extend descriptions.  We have also considered how the actions of a character can vary over a story, and how these actions can give away clues as to their real feelings.

In Maths this week we have been exploring mental methods of working out complex additions and subtractions in our heads – without showing any working out!  Using our knowledge of place value (and recognising how digits can be affected and unaffected by addition and subtraction), we have been able to do really challenging calculations such as:  273,3746000 = 267,374

In our topic this week, 5H have been examining the life of boys and girls in Athens and Sparta during the times of Ancient Greece, while 5W have moved onto science and are experimenting with parachutes and boats to explore air and water resistance!

PE will continue to take place every Monday PM for children in Year Five.

Year 5 Class Blog – week ending 20th September 2019

In Literacy this week, we have continued reading and analysing some Greek myths, whilst some of us also looked at an extract from Shakespeare’s, ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ which, of course, is set in Athens!

We have continued to develop our ability to describe settings and characters and have all re-written parts of, or a story, in our own words trying to incorporate everything we learned. Most of us have also looked back at our work and edited to ensure it’s the best it can possibly be!

In Maths this week, we have started to look at decimals and fractions focusing on tenths, hundredths and specifically thousandths. We have learned that 1/1000 arise from dividing an object into 1000 equal parts and have been able to find thousandths of some numbers. Additionally, we have been able to complete sequences that use thousandths in both decimal and fraction form.

In our topic this week 5W have continued studying the Ancient Greeks, this week looking at Greek lifestyle – focusing on pottery and the Gods. We all understood why Greek’s used pottery and how they were designed, eventually creating our very own! We completed the Greek family tree and have started to design our own God, in charge of something important in our world.

5H have thoroughly enjoyed their science experiments into forces and motion. This has included investigating air resistance with parachutes.

Both classes will be swapping topics in the coming weeks.

PE will take place every Monday PM for children in Year Five.

Mr. Hughes class will be going swimming on Wednesday 25th September 2019.

Following this, children will be split into two groups for swimming and your children will be made aware of who will be going this half term.

Treasure Chest:

This week’s treasure chest awards in Year 5 went to… WHO>!

Attendance:

5H: 96%

5W: 95%

Year 5 Class Blog – week ending 13th September 2019

In Literacy this week we have looked at a range of text types linked to our topic, from newspaper articles about the Olympics, to Greek myths. We have enjoyed building our understanding of how to describe character using some role play and also develop a setting. The reading sessions have allowed us to focus on a particular reading skill. This week was fact or opinion. Year 5 are the best year group in school! Is this fact or opinion….?

In Maths this week we have started the year by recapping place value of numbers. We have developed our understanding of number up to 1 million, being able to read and write numbers in both words and numerals. In addition, we have worked on our ability to add and take away from numbers in powers of ten – without the need for a formal written method. We have also continued to practise our times tables, which should be repeated at home too!

In our topic this week 5W have continued studying the Ancient Greeks, learning about the city-states of Athens and Sparta, as well as the Battle of Marathon. We even were able to act out some key parts of the story!

5H have thoroughly enjoyed their science experiments into forces and motion. This has included investigating air resistance with parachutes.

Both classes will be swapping topics in the coming weeks.

PE will take place every Monday PM for children in Year Five.

Mr. Wardropper’s class will be going swimming on Wednesday 18th September with Mr. Hughes’ class going the following week.

Treasure Chest:

There was no treasure chest this week as we announced our school councillor’s instead – well done to Niall Davison and Frankie Earles who will represent us this year.

Attendance:

5H: 96%

5W: 95%

Key Dates and Reminders:

  • The school’s free breakfast club is now available every day from 8.30am for all children. This can be accessed from Key Stage 2 yard. You must stay with nursery children while they enjoy their breakfast.
  • As the weather at the minute is unpredictable, please make sure children always have a coat or light jacket to wear in case the weather changes. Children can also bring a labelled bottle of sun cream to stay in school however they must be able to apply this themselves.
  • Please remember the school day starts at 9:00am. The children begin learning straight away, so even a few minutes lateness has an effect on education.