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Easter Holidays- 3.4.20

 

Firstly, a massive thank you to all of you for being so flexible and supportive of the children with their home learning this week. It is great to see the children engaging and working hard on the activities set for them on Purple Mash! Well done Year 5! 

 

The next two weeks are the Easter Holidays so there will be no compulsory work set on Purple Mash for the children to complete. As it is the Easter break, teachers will not be monitoring work that is completed or responding to any queries on Purple Mash or via email during this time.

 

It will be a different kind of holiday for everyone this year, but we hope that you can enjoy the time with your family at home, staying safe. 

 

Although there will be no compulsory work set over the next two weeks, we have put together some suggested activities that you may want to complete with your children. 

 

Suggested Activities

 

If you would like to complete some activities on Purple Mash we recommend you try these: 

 

-2Code - this sets you coding and debugging challenges. They get harder as you go down the page.

-2Animate - you can make a short animation using drawings or taking your own pictures.

-2Quiz - create your own quizzes for the rest of the class.

-2Create a Story - try the Adventure Story and you can add backgrounds, animations, sound recordings and moving pictures!

 

Alternatively, below are other suggestions of websites and activities that you could do together during the Easter break.

Websites/apps

Activities without a screen:

  • Sketch something in your house/garden
  • Tell a joke to make people laugh
  • Help your parent with a job/chore
  • Design your own indoor sports game
  • Set up your own indoor bowling alley
  • Use the resources in your house to make a musical instrument
  • Host a talent show with the people at home
  • Create your own science experiment using the things you have at home
  • Complete 50 star jumps in one day
  • Design your own paper aeroplane
  • Make a card for everyone at home
  • Arrange your food into an animal
  • Tidy your bedroom without being asked to by a parent
  • Make a fitness routine and put your family through their paces
  • Give five compliments to people throughout the day
  • Order your books alphabetically
  • Host a birthday party for a teddy or toy
  • Have a game of noughts and crosses
  • Spend the whole day in your pyjamas

 

 

Thank you again for all of your hard work year 5!

Have a great Easter and keep safe!

 

Week Beginning 30.3.20

 

A huge thank you to all of the children who have been working hard to complete their home learning each day. Thank you to all of you for being kind and supportive of each other on our class blogs. 

If you haven't already, please take a look at our Year 5 display board on Purple Mash- we have put some fantastic examples of work on here. 

 

If you have any problems or questions regarding any of the home learning please contact your child's class teacher. 

 

Here is a brief outline of activities that will be set for the children to complete on Purple Mash this week:

 Literacy: The activities on Purple Mash this week are based on persuasive writing.

 

SPAG: The activities on Purple Mash this week are based on recapping skills and spellings.

 

Maths: The activities on Purple Mash this week are based on Number and Place Value with a focus on addition and subtraction. 

 

Reading: The activities on Purple Mash this week are based on different books relating to suspense.

  

Project: The activities on Purple Mash this week are based on the Rainforest. 

 

 

Homework:

 

Reading

The children should still be reading every day and they are welcome to keep recording this in their reading records. When they are reading, please ensure you are asking them questions and discussing what they have read to gauge their understanding.

 

Maths-Scofield and Sims

Thank you to those of you who have been completing your Maths homework this week. If you would like to continue using your Scofield and Sims book feel free- this will really benefit your maths learning. Remember to get a parent or older sibling to check your answers! 

Week Beginning 23.3.20 – Year 5 Home Learning

 

Thank you for all your support and patience at this time. The majority of the work set for the children will be through Purple Mash. The tasks will be set each day of the week and then cleared on the Sunday ready for the next week’s learning. Teachers will be monitoring what the children are doing so please let us know if you are having any issues.

 

As well as these activities, there is a list of other ideas on the ‘Home Learning’ page on our website which is located under the tab ‘Children’ on the signpost. I have also put a few suggestions below!

 

If you have any questions about the home learning do not hesitate to contact your child’s class teacher- we will do our best to help!

 

Purple Mash Log Ins

The children should all have their log in details for Purple Mash but if you are unsure please email your class teacher and they will provide these for you.

 

 

Additional Resources:

 

Classroom Secrets Kids Log Ins

We have also created accounts for all the children on Classroom Secrets Kids, this is an additional reading resource that they can access with their passwords. If you would like their log in details sent home again please email your class teacher and they will provide these for you.

https://kids.classroomsecrets.co.uk/

 

Times Tables

In order for the children to continue to practice their timetables up to 12x12 there are some games on Purple Mash but we here are some other links to websites they can use as well:

https://www.timestables.co.uk/multiplication-tables-check/

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

http://www.maths-games.org/times-tables-games.html

PE

One option for ensuring your children are still getting some exercise within the house is to use some fitness videos. Joes Wicks has some designed for children on his YouTube channel on the link below:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

Music

If you are looking for some music related activities, Mr Scullin has a YouTube channel with lots of videos on it that you can watch and join in with. Here is the link:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKovqh8teAdzoNuEk52a8RA

 

Here is a brief outline of activities that will be set for the children to complete on Purple Mash this week:

 

Literacy: The activities on Purple Mash this week are based on writing a setting description.

 

SPAG: The activities on Purple Mash this week are based on recapping skills and spellings.

 

Maths: The activities on Purple Mash this week are based on Number and Place Value.

 

Reading: The activities on Purple Mash this week are based on different books relating to animals.

  

Project: The activities on Purple Mash this week are based on Deforestation of the Rainforest.

 

 

Homework:

 

Reading

The children should still be reading every day and they are welcome to keep recording this in their reading records. When they are reading, please ensure you are asking them questions and discussing what they have read to gauge their understanding.

 

Maths-Scofield and Sims

The children should still be completing 1 test per week in their homework books. We will put a notice on the blog each week instructing you as to which test to complete.

For the week beginning 23.3.20 please ensure that your child completes Test 11.

 

 

5G 5R 5ES 5B

Jackson

Emily

Sophie

Imogan

Alex

Belle

Thomas

Jasmine

 

Adarsh

Sam

Isaac

Haleema

Hannah

 

Dilan

Issy

 

 

 

Week Beginning 16th March

 

Maths: We will ordering and comparing decimals (up to thousandths)

 

English: We will begin our non-fiction unit, looking at writing a debate. We will be looking at how the passive voice and how to create cohesion within our writing. 

 

Reading: This half term our book is The Explorer by Katherine Rundell. Each week we will be practising the skills of retrieval and inference, deepening our understanding of vocabulary and practising comprehension skills.

 

Project: We will be looking at how humans use the rainforests (e.g. wood, farming, palm oil) and the impact of deforestation is having on the world.

Week Beginning 9.3.20

 

Maths: We will be converting fractions to decimals e.g. 1/2 =0.5, 2/10 =0.2

 

English: We will be writing our own suspense story, ensuring we include sentences of varying lengths, similes and personification.

 

Reading: This half term our book is The Explorer by Katherine Rundell. Each week we will be practising the skills of retrieval and inference, deepening our understanding of vocabulary and practising comprehension skills.

 

Project: We will be looking at how humans use the rainforests (e.g. wood, farming, palm oil) and the impact of deforestation is having on the world.

 

Reminders 

Our PE day has changed. Outdoor PE will continue to be on Mondays but our indoor PE will now be on Thursdays. 

Week Beginning 24.2.20

 

Maths: We will be looking at subtracting fractions. We will be subtracting mixed numbers from an proper fraction (e.g. 1  4/5 - 3/20) and subtracting two mixed numbers (e.g. 5  3/6 - 3  1/3).

 

English: We will be focusing on suspense writing. We will be learning the story 'The Nightmare Man'. We will be looking at using figurative language (similes and personification) and a variety of sentence structures

 

Reading: This half term our book is The Explorer by Katherine Rundell. Each week we will be practising the skills of retrieval and inference, deepening our understanding of vocabulary and practising comprehension skills.

 

Project: Our topic this half term is The Rainforest. We will begin our topic with a visit from Urban Farm and we will then be using our Geography skills to look at where rainforests are located around the world.

 

Reminders:

  • Friday 28th March is Mardi Gras - children are allowed to dress up in gold, purple or green to celebrate the festival. We will be making floats to parade around the playground. We still need shoe boxes so if you have any shoe boxes at home, please send them in with your child.

Week Beginning 10.2.20

 

Maths: We will be subtracting fractions with different denominators. We will convert them to the same denominator before subtracting them.

 

English: We will be writing our own persuasive texts about a theme park. We will include emotive language, modal verbs (must, will) and powerful adjectives.

 

Reading: This half term our book is The Boy Who Swam With Piranhas. Each week we will be practising the skills of retrieval and inference, deepening our understanding of vocabulary and practising comprehension skills.

 

Project: We will continue to make our theme park rides, ready for our Theme Park Showcase!

 

Reminders:

  • Wednesday 12th February. 3.00 - 3.40, Year 5 classrooms - please come along to our Theme Park Showcase and see what we have been learning this half term. 
  • After half term, we will be needing shoe boxes for Mardi Gras. Please start bringing in any shoe boxes you have collected.

Week Beginning 3.02.20

 

Maths: We will be adding fractions with different denominators and adding mixed number fractions e.g.  3   1/+   1  3/8

 

English: We will be learning how to use emotive language and modal verbs in our writing. We will then be looking in more detail at our text to see which techniques have been used to make the writing persuasive.

 

Reading: This half term our book is The Boy Who Swam With Piranhas. Each week we will be practising the skills of retrieval and inference, deepening our understanding of vocabulary and practising comprehension skills.

 

Project: We will be making our own theme park rides using cams and pulleys.

 

Reminders:

  • Friday 7th February is Number Day. This is a non-uniform day where children can dress up in anything relating to numbers, for example a football kit, a onesie or a tutu!
  • After half term, we will be needing shoe boxes for Mardi Gras. Please start collecting now but we would kindly ask that you keep them at home until after half term as we don't have space to store them all! If you are able to get hold of any shoe boxes in large quantities, please let us know.

Week Beginning 27.01.20

 

Maths: We will be learning about fractions. We will be recapping equivalent fractions and how to convert between improper fractions and mixed numbers. We will use these skills to order and compare different fractions.

 

English: We will be learning a non-fiction text. We will be looking at the features included in the text, such as persuasive language, emotive language and modal verbs (e.g. should, must)

 

Reading: This half term our book is The Boy Who Swam With Piranhas. Each week we will be practising the skills of retrieval and inference, deepening our understanding of vocabulary and practising comprehension skills.

 

Project: We will be creating video adverts for our own theme parks.

 

Reminders:

After half term, we will be needing shoe boxes for Mardi Gras. Please start collecting now but we would kindly ask that you keep them at home until after half term as we don't have space to store them all! If you are able to get hold of any shoe boxes in large quantities, please let us know.

Week Beginning 20.01.20

 

 

Maths: We will be learning about area. This will include the areas of rectangles, rectilinear shapes and estimating the areas of irregular shapes. Click here for more information.

 

English: We will be writing our own version of a wishing tale. We will be trying to link the ending of our stories back to ideas mentioned at the start and will try to include dramatic speech.

 

Reading: This half term our book is The Boy Who Swam With Piranhas. Each week we will be practising the skills of retrieval and inference, deepening our understanding of vocabulary and practising comprehension skills.

 

Project: We will be looking at Edward Munh's Scream painting. We will be focusing on the techniques he used in order to create our own drawings using pastels.

 

Reminders:

Please ensure your child has PE kit and wellie in school on the correct days. 

  • Mondays - Outdoor PE
  • Tuesdays - Indoor PE
  • Wednesdays - Outdoor learning (woodlands)

Week Beginning 13.01.20

 

 

Maths: We will be looking at short division, using 'bus stop method'. For more information on this method, click here. We will also be working out perimeters of shapes by measuring the length of their sides.

 

English: We will be looking at how to link the ending of our story back to events at the start and will begin to plan our own version of the story. 

 

Reading: This half term our book is The Boy Who Swam With Piranhas. Each week we will be practising the skills of retrieval and inference, deepening our understanding of vocabulary and practising comprehension skills.

 

Project: We will be looking at ordinance survey maps in order to create maps of our theme parks.

 

Reminders:

Please ensure your child has PE kit and wellie in school on the correct days. 

  • Mondays - Outdoor PE
  • Tuesdays - Indoor PE
  • Wednesdays - Outdoor learning (woodlands)

Week Beginning 06.01.20

 

Welcome back to the Spring Term. We hope you had a relaxing break and are ready to get back into learning!

 

Maths: We will be looking at column multiplication and will be multiplying 2, 3 and 4 digit numbers by a 2 digit number (e.g. 1234 x 23) using formal written methods of multiplication - for support at home please see the maths sections of our website for support videos.

 

English: We will be starting our new model text, 'The Man Who Walked Between Two Towers' - a wishing tale with a focus on Openings and Endings. We will be using a range of conjunctions and speech to hook the reader in. 

 

Reading: We will be starting our new book, 'The Boy Who Swam With Piranhas'  and will be looking at the author's use of vocabulary to explain different events and characters.

 

PBL: We will be starting our new topic 'Scream Machine' and will be looking at ordinance survey maps, the history of theme parks and roller coasters and will be designing our very own as part of our DT learning. 

 

Thank you for a lovely half-term.

We would like to thank you all for your help and support so far  this year and would like to wish you all very happy holidays. We hope that you have a lovely, relaxing break! 

Our next topic is Scream Machine which has a DT focus. We will be learning about the history of theme parks and creating our very own using different materials. 

We look forward to seeing you all in the new year!

Best wishes,

The Year 5 Team

Week beginning 16th December

 

Maths: This week in Maths we are focusing on the 4 operations. We will be using the formal written methods to solve problems and answer reasoning questions in different contexts. 

 

English: We are continuing to write our explanation texts based on our invented diseases. We will then be writing an explanation text about the Plague and how it was spread. 

 

Reading: We are continuing to look at our book, 'Plague - a cross on the door'. We will be focusing on ordering and inference to find information about characters and main events. 

 

PBL: This week we are looking at medieval castles and their key features. We are going to be designing and making our own castles out of cardboard with moving sections. 

Please can you bring in any old boxes/cardboard for us to use. 

 

 

 

 

Week beginning 9th December

 

Maths: We will be multiplying and dividing using formal methods (column multiplication and bus stop division). We will also be multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000 using our place value knowledge.

 

Writing: We will be producing our own piece of writing about how a virus spreads. We will be including subordinating conjunctions, parentheses (brackets, dashes and commas) and adverbial phrases.

 

Reading: We will be reading poetry. We will be inferring meaning using clues from the text.

 

Christmas Assemblies

 

5G and 5R - Wednesday 11th December, 2.45pm

5ES and 5B - Thursday 12th December, 2.45pm

 

Please encourage your children to practise the songs at home.

 

 

Week beginning 25th November

 

Maths: We will be looking learning factors, multiples and prime numbers.

 

Writing: We will be using the skills we have learned in our writing this half term to do write an independent piece, with an effective setting.

 

Reading: This half term we will be reading The Curse of Castle Cranston. We will be looking at vocabulary within the text. We will also be reading fact files about scientists and looking at what can be inferred from texts

 

Project: This week is Science Week. We will be investigating the most effective solutions to launch a rocket, creating exploding buboes and looking at reversible and irreversible changes in food.

Week Beginning 18th November

 

Maths: We will be looking at information presented in tables and using this data to answer questions.

 

Writing: We will be planning our own warning tales with a focus on creating an effective setting. We will then be writing our warning tales, taking inspiration from our model text, The Caravan. 

 

Reading: This half term we will be reading The Curse of Castle Cranston. We will be answering fact and opinion questions based on the text and justifying our answers.

 

Project: We will be creating art work based on the medieval designs.

 

Reminders

We have visitors from Tales of The Plague visiting this half term. Children are invited to dress up on this day as either peasants, lords or ladies. If you would like more inspiration, please search on line for ‘medieval costumes’.

  • Monday 18th November - 5R and 5B
  • Tuesday 19th November - 5G and 5ES

 

Please ensure that your child has their PE kits and Wellies in school on the correct days, including extra pairs of socks and a spare jumper.

  • Monday - outdoor PE
  • Tuesday - indoor PE and lunchtime gardening club
  • Wednesday - outdoor learning

Week Beginning 11th November

 

Maths: We will be learning about graphs, focusing on line graphs. We will be interpreting the information represented by the line graph and creating our own graphs.

 

Writing: We will continue to learn our new text using a variety of drama techniques. We will also be considering why the author has chosen specific language and the effect this has on us as readers.

 

Reading: This half term we will be reading The Curse of Castle Cranston. We will be focusing on the vocabulary within the text and summarising events in the story. We will also be looking at non fiction texts about the plague, focusing on sequencing events and answering comprehension questions.

 

Project: We will be creating art work based on the plague doctors.

 

Reminders

We have visitors from Tales of The Plague visiting this half term. Children are invited to dress up on this day as either peasants, lords or ladies. If you would like more inspiration, please search on line for ‘medieval costumes’.

  • Monday 18th November - 5R and 5B
  • Tuesday 19th November - 5G and 5ES

 

Please ensure that your child has their PE kits and Wellies in school on the correct days, including extra pairs of socks and a spare jumper.

  • Monday - outdoor PE
  • Tuesday - indoor PE and lunchtime gardening club
  • Wednesday - outdoor learning

 

 

Friday 15th November 2019

Please donate to Children in Need.

Just a small contribution can change the lives of children. At Earlswood we are asking all children and staff to bring in a contribution of £1 or more. We are also asking all staff and children to something spotty on this day if possible to support Children in Need. Please bring your ‘Children in Need’ donation with you on the day and hand it to your class teacher. Many thanks.

Week Beginning 4th November

 

Maths: We will be using addition and subtraction to find the inverse and approximations.

 

Writing: We will be learning The Caravan story. This unit will focus on creating an effective setting using personification and prepositions.

 

Reading: This half term we will be reading The Curse of Castle Cranston. We will be answering questions based on retrieving information and inferring what is meant by the author. We will also be looking at The Tyger by William Blake, focusing on unfamiliar vocabulary.

 

Project: Our topic this half term is Peasants, Princes and Pestilence, all based around the Middle Ages and the plague. We will be learning about the different types of plague and how the plague spread.

 

Reminders

We have visitors from Tales of The Plague visiting this half term. Children are invited to dress up on this day as either peasants, lords or ladies. If you would like more inspiration, please search on line for ‘medieval costumes’.

  • Monday 18th November - 5R and 5B
  • Tuesday 19th November - 5G and 5ES

Week Beginning 21st October

 

Maths: We will be adding and subtracting using column method. We will then be applying these skills to solving real-life problems.

 

Writing: We will be writing a non-fiction leaflet about What Makes Britain Great. We will look at what is included in a leaflet in order to make it effective and will include these things in our own writing.

 

Reading: We will be continuing to read Wolves of Willoughby Chase and answering questions based on retrieving information, infering what is meant by the author and the vocabulary within the text.

 

Project: We will be finishing off our topic with a Great British Tea Party! We will be making decorations for our tea party and cooking a range of tasty treats!

Week Beginning 14th October

 

Maths: We will be converting between fractions and decimals. 

 

Writing: We will be writing a non-fiction leaflet about What Makes Britain Great. We will look at what is included in a leaflet in order to make it effective and will include these things in our own writing.

 

Reading: We will be continuing to read Wolves of Willoughby Chase and answering questions based on retrieving information, infering what is meant by the author and the vocabulary within the text.

 

Project: We will be reseaching human and physical landmarks in Britain. We will then be presenting our findings to the rest of the class.

Week Beginning 7th October

 

Maths: We will be sequencing and ordering fraction

 

Writing: We will be starting our non-fiction writing. We will be looking at a leaflet and learning to use the SPAG skills associated with this style of writing e.g. bullet points, sub headings and using topic sentences.

 

Reading: We will be continuing to read Wolves of Willoughby Chase and answering questions based on retrieving information, infering what is meant by the author and the vocabulary within the text.

 

Project: We will be learning about the modern royal family and looking at their family tree.

Week Beginning 30th September

 

Maths: We will begin to learn about fractions. We will be using our knowledge of multiplication to find equivalent fractions and learning how to convert improper fractions to mixed numbers e.g. 5/2 = 2 1/2

 

Writing: We will begin the Independent Application part of our writing. We will be using the skills we have learned so far (relative clauses, show not tell, speech) to write our own story. 

 

Reading: We will be continuing to read Wolves of Willoughby Chase and answering questions based on retrieving information, infering what is meant by the author and the vocabulary within the text.

 

Project: We will be focusing on artist William Morris and creating our own artwork based on his work.

Week Beginning 23rd September

 

Maths: We will be learning about negative numbers. We will be looking at the symbols used to represent numbers up to 1000 and be solving problems involving Roman Numerals.

 

Writing: We will be writing our own versions of My Name is Bob. We will be including description of the characters, speech and show not tell (describing what is happening to a character without explicitly saying it). 

 

Reading: We will be continuing to read Wolves of Willoughby Chase and answering questions based on retrieving information, infering what is meant by the author and the vocabulary within the text.

 

Project: We will be focusing on artist William Morris and creating our own artwork based on his work.

 

Reminders:

 

Book donations: We would like to expand our collection of books in our classrooms. If you have any books at home that you are no longer reading we would really appreciate it if you could donate them to the school. If you would like to donate please hand them to your child's class teacher who will make sure they are put to good use. 

 

Please ensure your child has their full PE kit and wellington boots in school all week. We have specific days for PE and woodlands, however there may be other occasions during the week when PE kits or wellington boots may be needed.

PE - Monday and Tuesday

Woodlands - Wednesday

 

Reading records need to be in school everyday. Children can change their books when they have finished them. Please ensure that all reading is being recorded because there is an expectation for the children to read at home at least 5 times a week.

Week Beginning 16th September

 

Maths: We will be learning about negative numbers. We will be looking at negative numbers in a variety of contexts including temperatures, sea levels and money. We will be adding and subtracting using negative numbers and solving problems using these skills.

 

Writing: We will be looking at our model text, My Name is Bob, in more detail. We will look at the language features that have been used and considering the effect these have on us as a reader.

 

Reading: We will be focusing on inference. We will be looking for clues in the text that give us information about the story without explicitly telling us what is happening.

 

Project: We will be continuing with our topic What Makes Britain Great. We will be learning about the Royal Family and historical monarchs.

 

Reminders:

Please ensure your child has their full PE kit and wellington boots in school all week. We have specific days for PE and woodlands, however there may be other occasions during the week when PE kits or wellington boots may be needed.

PE - Monday and Tuesday

Woodlands - Wednesday

 

Reading records need to be in school everyday. Children can change their books when they have finished them. Please ensure that all reading is being recorded because there is an expectation for the children to read at home at least 5 times a week.

Welcome Back!

 

We have had a great few days back in year 5, it is lovely to see all of the children returning with a positive attitude towards their learning! 

 

Reminders:

Please ensure that your child has their full PE kit (clearly named please) in school all week. Our PE days are Monday and Tuesday, however  there may be times when trainers are needed on seperate occasions. 

 

We are lucky enough to have the lovely woodlands and allotments on site so your child will also need to have wellington boots in school for these sessions. Our woodlands day will be on a Wednesday, however there may also be seperate times when these are needed. 

 

Spellings- Spellings test will be each Thursday. New spellings are given on Fridays.

 

Reading records need to be in school everyday. Children can change their books when they have finished them. Please ensure that all reading is being recorded because there is an expectation for the children to read at home at least 5 times a week.

 

Visit: 

Next Wednesday (11th September) year 5 are visiting Redhill Library- there is no form required for this. 

 

Learning: Week Beginning 9th September

 

Reading: We will be beginning our new book: The Wolves Willoughby Chase, which is a classic book written by Joan Aiken. They will be exploring the language features used within the text. 

 

Maths: We will be starting our new topic of Place Value where the children will explore the value of numbers up to 1 million. 

 

Writing: We will be starting our new cycle of Talk for Writing focusing on the text 'My Name is Bob' which is a story about a street cat. 

 

PBL: This term our topic is 'What Makes Britain Great?' We will be exploring the 4 countries that make up the United Kingdom and be researching the history of the Union Jack. 

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