For those of you that are missing our morning challenges, have a go at making words from the letters below. Email us your longest word:
We already have a seven letter word from Harry and Jake. That would get them seven points on countdown! Has anyone else got any seven or even more letter words?
Harry's longest word was trainer and Jake's was heater. Well done, boys!
Update: Bahiti has managed to find a nine letter word and use all her letters....reheating!
Here's another one for you to enjoy:
Bathiti has found the word 'wetsuits'. Well done, Bahiti!
Jake and Sarah have been busy doing laps of their garden to help raise money for Florence Nightingale charity. What a great way to make use of their time, raising money for charity and keeping fit at the same time!
Find an investigation below for the start of the week. Have fun investigating!
Week beginning 6.7.20
Dark Sky Park by Phillip Gross
This week's work is based on a poem called 'Last Man Out' The reading comprehension is also based on a poem.
This week's spelling rule is words ending in 'cial' and can be found on spelling shed.
Striking, surreal illustrations and haunting, evocative text tells a a mysterious tale of a threatened world...and a hopeful new start.
Rather than looking at a different book each week, English will follow just one book for the next few weeks called Varmints by Helen Ward and will be linked to our topic. It will result in a final piece of persuasive writing.
This week's english powerpoint is split into three parts as Friday lesson was too large to upload. You will seee Friday has been split into two parts. There are resources that you can download for these lessons too.
Charlotte's web is the comprehension for this week.
The spellings are listed below and can be found on spelling shed.
Words ending in 'ious'.
Don't forget the assignment on spelling shed. The revision words this week are:
Remember to complete the reading comprehension which is based on poetrythis week and the reviision words on spelling shed.
Below are the spellings:
There is a rainforest comprehenion and don't forget the revision words on Spelling Shed. The words this week are:
Interpretation of Varmints
Harry (first part of the story)
Melody's wonderful diary entry
Harry's wonderful diary entry from the point of view of a varmint
This week's English will be based on the book, The Midnight Fox by Betsy Byars.
The final piece on Friday will involve writing a diary, short story or descriptive piece. Remember to email your teachers any work you do, we would love to see them.
Below is the Powerpoint that will take you through the sequence of lessons for the week and the reading comprehension for the week, which is based on The Borrowers by Mary Norton.
The spellings can be found on Spelling shed and are revision words this week. If anyone is unanble to get on Spelling Shed, here is a list of the words,
Well done to all of you who did last week's spellings; we can see that alot of you are working hard on your spellings. Keep it up!
This week's English will be based on the book The Promise by Nicola Davies
Remember to email you teachers any work you would like them to see.
Below is the powerpoint that will take you through the sequence of lessons for the week and the reading comprehension for the week, which is linked to our focus in topic this week, Henry VIII's wives. The spellings can be found on Spelling Shed and is plural possessive apostrophes.
Melody was inspired by the book The Promise... she has been busy watering and looking after the plants in her garden!
This week's English work will be based on There's a boy in the girls' bathroom by Louis Sacher.
It's a great book and you may want to see if you can find a copy and continue to read it.
Remember the English is based on the five aspects:
1. Explore it
2. Illustrate it
3. Talk about it
4. Imagine it
5. Create it
We have received some lovely English work over the last two weeks as you can see below so please continue to email you teachers with your work. A great idea is to edit the Powerpoint with your answers, this will also save on paper!
The reading comprehension this week is based on VE day. Again, there are three different levels based on the stars at the bottom. The answers are included, too.
Spellings this week are challenge words and can be found on Spelling Shed.
Pictures of Bradley
This week English will be based on an extract of the book, Floodland by Marcus Sedgwick.
It focusses on Climate Change. Lesson 5 allows the children to research the effects of climate change and think about what they could do to help. They could even enter the art competition (see attached). We were emailed some English work last week and it would be lovely to see even more this week!
Don't forget to use spelling shed for this week's spellings and the reading comprehenion which is based on climate change.
Molly and Chanae thinking about how we can reduce climate change
Each week, the series of lessons in English, will be based on an extract from a book. This week it will be based on Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell.
It will follow a series of five lessons:
1. Explore it
2. Illustrate it
3. Talk about it
4. Imagine it
5. Create it
It would be great if an adult could help with the 'Talk about it' lesson.
Below is the powerpoint needed for this week and a template for Friday's lesson.
Here are some interpretations of the beginning extract of Rooftoppers. Well done! Come on year 5, let's see some more work so we can compare how we interpreted it.
Can we see any similarities or differences?
We have also had some Paris leaflets handed in on Purple Mash which are looking great!
Grace has made a Powerpoint on Paris with some great facts and pictures.
You will aslo find a reading comprehension below, based on the Tudors and a suggested book to read (if you can get hold of it) Treaon by Berlie Doherty.
This week's spellings are based on challenge words
This week's spelling is the prefix 'bi' and can be found as an assignmemnt on spelling shed.
This week's spelling is prefixes- super, anti and auto and can be found as an assignment on spelling shed.
Don't forget to look at the year 5 and 6 statutory spelling words
Week beginning 27.4.20
Our topic for Summer term 2 is Beast Creator.
Arachnids, invertebrates, molluscs and myriapods hiding in nooks and beneath darkened rocks...come search for these minibeasts. Can you classify it? Can you draw it or make it?
Discover where in the world you'll find the deadliest beasts-scorpions, ants and venomous spiders.
Each week there will be a Powerpoint with two lessons on it. As well as this, you could have a go at the homework activities (attached below) or your own creatvive ideas. We had such great work on The Tudors! A glossary list has also been attached. Remember to email any work to show your teacher
Jake has already been on a bug hunt and found the following bug around the pond.
Harry also found and sketched a woodlouse from his garden.
Melody has been busy looking for bugs and sketching
Georgie has been busy sketching
The topic for this term is, 'Off with her head!'
What sort of man would order the beheading of his wife? Was she really that bad? Travel back in time to the 1500s and meet the terrifying Tudors, a domineering dysnasty that changed our history.
The powerpoint below has two topic lessons for the week, along with any attachments that are needed. As well as this, you could have a go at some of the homework activities attached or come up with your own ideas. We have been very impressed with all the creative homework we have had during the year including lots of Lego sculptures and baking. Could you incorporate baking or Lego for this homework? Last year, we had Henry VIII and his wives made out of cake! Please email us any creations you do as we would love to see them and we can put them on the website to encourage others!
Lily's Tudor style Snakes and Ladders! Well done, Lily. Can anyone else think of any other games that could be based on the Tudors?
Daniel's Tower of London and Sir Francis Drake ship and drum made from Lego
Tyler's Tudor style biscuits
Melody's Tudor brooch
Eleanor's powerpoint on Tudor houses which includes an excellent Tudor house that she made!
The focus of the two lessons this week are crime, punishment and laws. Enjoy identifying different forms of torture! Become King or Queen and make rules for your subjects. You will need the powerpoint for the week and the attachments to go with the lessons.
This week will focus on Henry VIII's wives and his places of residence. Research will be needed to complete these tasks. Don't forget to look the homework ideas for this topic. So far we have had:
Tudor biscuits, Tudor houses, Tudor snakes and ladders, powerpoints, a guillotine (!) and The Tower of London and Sir Francis Drake's ship made from Lego!
Work from Kai and Luke
Sara's Tudor house
This week the two lessons are based on Art and Geography. Enjoy sketching Tudor costume and jewellery. Compare Tudor and present day maps of London.
We had some superb Tudor Roses and Tudor portraits last week. Let's see some more Tudor work this week too!
human and physical features
The two topic lessons this week are focussed on Art. Have a go at replicating your own Tudor Rose and Tudor portrait. We would love to see your artwork so take a picture and email them in.
We can then create a year 5 Art gallery.
The powerpoint below explains the two lessons.
Anya's Tudor Rose
Daniel's rose made out of Lego!
Harry's Tudor rose made from flowers from the garden!
Grace's portrait of Henry VIII
If you can get hold of it, a really good book to read alongside this topic is, Treason by Berlie Doherty.
Will Montague is page to Prince Edward, son of King Henry VIII. As the King's favourite, Will gains many enemies in court. His enemies convince the king that Will's father has commiteed treason and he is thrown in Newgate Prison. Will flees Hampton Court and goes into hiding in the streets of London. Lost and in mortal danger, he is rscued by poor boy, Nick. Together they must brave imprisonment and death as they embark on a great adventure to free Will's father.
Well done Chanae! Which includes a fanatastic story, powerpoint, book and film review.
Now is the time of year to spot Pyramid Orchids. I saw lots on my walk yesterday. They tend to grow in chalky areas.
Another one to look out for at this time of year are the Bee Orchids. Another favourite of mine as they look like a bee is on them. I haven't spotted any yet this year. Let's see who can spot them first!
When on a walk or in the garden, have a go at this flower hunt or nature scavenger hunt. See how many you can find and then let us know!
Jake and Sarah have been busy helping out in the garden. Well done! Let's see if this inspires anyone else to get green fingered.
Melody has also been busy in the garden
If anyone else has been busy in the garden, let us know. We would love to see your plants!
As you have been so good at spotting birds, now is the time to spot butterfilies, too. Some early butterflies that can be spotted already are the Brimstone, Orange tip, Large White and Small White, Painted Lady and Peacock.
Use the butterfly guide below and take it with you when you go for a walk or sit in the garden (it can also be downloaded onto your phone). Let us know what butterflies you see and we could create a year group 'spotted list'.
Update: I have seen plenty Brimstone butterflies (see below) on my daily walks.
Anya has also been counting butterflies in her garden. let's see if anyone else spots any butterflies!
Holly Blue and Peacock are the butterflies to look out for this month according to the Butterfly Conservation. I have already seen a few Holly Blues in the garden. Let us know if you spot any!
You could also have a go at some natural art in the style of Andy Goldsworthy. Use items from the garden or things you have collected on a walk to create some art. Here are some examples.
Here is Daniel's nature collection that he gathered on a walk.
Melody's natural art from items she collected on her walk.