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Year 5 – Team Determination

Team Determination Introduction:-

Welcome to the class page for Team Determination! We will be sharing photographs of our experiences and the amazing work which we will be producing throughout the school year. You will also find examples of newsletters so be sure to keep checking our page for important information and updates! The adults working with your children are Mr Straw, Mrs Woolley, Mrs Newton and Mrs Shelley. Please feel free to ask any questions which you may have.

Team letters

Team Determination team letter - Autumn 1 2020-21

Team Determination team letter - Autumn 2 2020-2021

Now Press Play calculating fractions to save passengers on The Titanic!

 

Year 5 enjoyed the opportunity to use and apply their knowledge of calculating fractions in role as a child who managed to sneak onto The Titanic. The children really enjoyed this practical lesson which required them to calculate the amount of rooms which were able to flood before they had to decide to inform the captain to make the announcement to abandon ship! They then had to calculate the amount of people who could fit into each sized lifeboat! This was a great chance to bring maths to life outside of the classroom and the children are eager to take part in another Now Press Play experience in maths again soon! 

Year 5 have been using our Virtual Reality kits to experience the Northern Lights!

Wednesday 3rd March 2021:

Our work for this final  week at home we will be continuing with our "Wowser Wednesday" 

For today our work is based on the book "Bee like me"  we have set a minibeast hunt which you could complete in your garden, making your own mini-beast hotel, creating your own "Bee like me" and a simile poem, you could even make your own Sir David Attenborough style documentary and upload it to Class Dojo along with creating your own 3D insect make out of recycled materials.

 

 Also, don't forget about the creative tasks this week! Today you are challenged to use the resources to create your own bee hand puppet or headband! 

Please remember to photograph your work and log into Class Dojo and upload it so that I can award your Dojo points. If you have any questions or need support I am available to contact using the message function on Class Dojo should you require and help or support.

Tuesday 2nd March 2021:

Our work for this final  week at home will be set around our new topic of "Why do people live in and leave England?" For today I have set a Lemon Fizz sheet to focus upon number bonds, a Chocolate Spread sheet involving the multiplying and dividing of decimals, a grammar task focusing on using a range of fronted adverbials, a VIPERS reading task which focuses upon refugees, a maths activity about division and a writing activity where you will create your own timeline of migration using the example provided for inspiration.  Also, don't forget about the creative tasks this week! Today you are challenged to use the resources to create your own bee hand puppet or headband! 

Please remember to photograph your work and log into Class Dojo and upload it so that I can award your Dojo points. If you have any questions or need support I am available to contact using the message function on Class Dojo should you require and help or support.

Monday 1st March 2021:

Our work for this final  week at home will be set around our new topic of "Why do people live in and leave England?" For today I have set a Lemon Fizz sheet to focus upon number bonds, a Chocolate Spread sheet involving the multiplying and dividing of decimals, a grammar task focusing on using a range of fronted adverbials, a VIPERS reading task which focuses upon refugees, a maths activity about division and a writing activity where you will investigate and research migration using a YouTube clip to help.  Also, don't forget about the creative tasks this week! Today you are challenged to use the resources and template contained in your packs which can be collected from school to make a "Bee like me!"

Please remember to photograph your work and log into Class Dojo and upload it so that I can award your Dojo points. If you have any questions or need support I am available to contact using the message function on Class Dojo should you require and help or support.

Tuesday 23rd February:

Our work for this week will be set around our new topic of "Why do people live in and leave England?" For today I have set a Lemon Fizz sheet to focus upon number bonds, a Chocolate Spread sheet involving the multiplying and dividing of decimals, a grammar task focusing on using a range of sentence openers, a VIPERS reading task which focuses on the Great Fire of London, a maths activity about multiplication and a writing activity where you will use the internet to research an important London landmark or tourist attraction. Also, don't forget about the creative tasks this week! You can create a model of a London landmark and also create a Union Jack flag using tissue paper! 

Please remember to photograph your work and log into Class Dojo and upload it so that I can award your Dojo points. If you have any questions or need support I am available to contact using the message function on Class Dojo. Remember to also log into Times Table Rockstars and Spelling Shed.

Monday 22nd February:

Our work for this week will be set around our new topic of "Why do people live in and leave England?" For today I have set a Lemon Fizz sheet to focus upon number bonds, a Chocolate Spread sheet involving the multiplying and dividing of decimals, a grammar task focusing on using a range of sentence openers, a VIPERS reading task which focuses on the Tower of London, a maths activity about multiplication and a writing activity where you will use the internet to help you to label and locate key landmarks and attractions on a map of the UK. Also, don't forget about the creative tasks this week!

Please remember to photograph your work and log into Class Dojo and upload it so that I can award your Dojo points. If you have any questions or need support I am available to contact using the message function on Class Dojo. Remember to also log into Times Table Rockstars and Spelling Shed.

 

There are also spellings to learn on Spelling Shed and work set on Times Table Rockstars. Today there is a Hive game on Spelling Shed taking place at 2pm. To join in simply log in using your username and password which you already have and can be found inside of your pack containing this weeks work and enter the code 805445.

Thursday 11 February:

Our work for this week will be set around our topic of "Ocean Rescue". For today I have set a grammar task focusing on prepositional openers, a VIPERS reading task which focuses on glowing plants, a maths activity about multiplication and a writing activity where you will use your research from earlier in the week to plan and start to write a letter to persuade a supermarket to use less plastic. Also, don't forget about the creative tasks this week!

Please remember to photograph your work and log into Class Dojo and upload it so that I can award your Dojo points. If you have any questions or need support I am available to contact using the message function on Class Dojo. Remember to also log into Times Table Rockstars and Spelling Shed.

 

There are also spellings to learn on Spelling Shed and work set on Times Table Rockstars. Today there is a Hive game on Spelling Shed taking place at 2pm. To join in simply log in using your username and password which you already have and can be found inside of your pack containing this weeks work and enter the code 204703.

 

Wednesday 10th February 2021:


Welcome to our first "Wowzer Wednesday".  Our work for today will be based on The Giant's Loo Roll by Nicholas Allen. Please watch the following clip on YouTube to support you with your work from home:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRgjZza7O_s

 

You are challenged to design your own loo roll design, illustrate the different stages of how toilet roll is produced after watching a clip on YouTube to help, creating your own airplane made out of toilet roll and trying to make strong enough to fly. Please remember to photograph your work and log into Class Dojo and upload it so that I can award your Dojo points. If you have any questions or need support I am available to contact using the message function on Class Dojo. Remember to also log into Times Table Rockstars and Spelling Shed.

 

There are also spellings to learn on Spelling Shed and work set on Times Table Rockstars. Today there is a Hive game on Spelling Shed taking place at 2pm. To join in simply log in using your username and password which you already have and can be found inside of your pack containing this weeks work and enter the code 833565.

Tuesday 9th February 2021: 

Our work for this week will be set around our topic of "Ocean Rescue". For today I have set a grammar task focusing on determiners, a VIPERS reading task which focuses on plastic pollution, a maths activity about reflection and a writing activity where you will use your research from yesterday and the information below to create a leaflet about water pollution. This afternoon, the creative activity for you to try  involves continuing to make and decorate a 3D model of a fish using recycled materials from around your home. Please remember to photograph your work and log into Class Dojo and upload it so that I can award your Dojo points. If you have any questions or need support I am available to contact using the message function on Class Dojo. Remember to also log into Times Table Rockstars and Spelling Shed.

 

There are also spellings to learn on Spelling Shed and work set on Times Table Rockstars. Today there is a Hive game on Spelling Shed taking place at 2pm. To join in simply log in using your username and password which you already have and can be found inside of your pack containing this weeks work and enter the code 833565.

Monday 8th February 2021: 

Our work for this week will be set around our topic of "Ocean Rescue". For today I have set a grammar task focusing on determiners, a VIPERS reading task which focuses on sharks, a maths activity about reflection and a writing activity where you will log into the Developing Experts website using the log in provided in your packs and investigate water pollution. This afternoon, there is a creative activity for you to try – making a 3D model of a fish using recycled materials from around your home. Please remember to photograph your work and log into Class Dojo and upload it so that I can award your Dojo points. If you have any questions or need support I am available to contact using the message function on Class Dojo. Remember to also log into Times Table Rockstars and Spelling Shed.

 

There are also spellings to learn on Spelling Shed and work set on Times Table Rockstars. Today there is a Hive game on Spelling Shed taking place at 2pm. To join in simply log in using your username and password which you already have and can be found inside of your pack containing this weeks work and enter the code 525859.

Friday 5th February 2021: Jeremiah in the Dark Woods (Theme week Day 5)

Watch the video introducing Day 5:

https://youtu.be/pVl0g9pUEaA


Our work for this week will be set around our theme week of "Jeremiah and the Dark Woods". For today I have set a grammar task focusing on expanded noun phrases, a VIPERS reading task which focuses on a twisted fairy tale, a maths activity about line graphs and a writing activity where you will finish your story from yesterday. This afternoon, there is a creative activity for you to try – sketch or paint a magical land. Don’t forget to upload any pictures of your work to Class Dojo!

Thursday 4th February 2021: Jeremiah in the Dark Woods (Theme week Day 4)

Watch the video introducing Day 4:

https://youtu.be/oIt8A-wkvgs

Our work for this week will be set around our theme week of "Jeremiah and the Dark Woods". For today I have set a grammar task focusing on expanded noun phrases, a VIPERS reading task which focuses on a twisted fairy tale, a maths activity about timetables and a writing activity where you will plan a story similar to Jeremiah in the Dark Woods and write the first paragraph. This afternoon, there is a creative activity for you to try – make a boat out of recycled materials.

 

Remember to use the vocabulary included to help and write any you use in colour to make your work stand out!  Please remember to photograph your work and log into Class Dojo and upload it so that I can award your Dojo points. If you have any questions or need support I am available to contact using the message function on Class Dojo. Remember to also log into Times Table Rockstars and Spelling Shed.

 

There are also spellings to learn on Spelling Shed and work set on Times Table Rockstars. Today there is a Hive game on Spelling Shed taking place at 2pm. To join in simply log in using your username and password which you already have and can be found inside of your pack containing this weeks work and enter the code 406459.

 

Wednesday 3rd February 2021: Jeremiah in the Dark Woods (Theme week Day 3)

 

Our work for this week will be set around our theme week of "Jeremiah and the Dark Woods". For today I have set a grammar task focusing on expanded noun phrases, a VIPERS reading task which focuses on Chapter 3 of Jeremiah and the Dark Woods (Use the video clip to help with this!) , a maths task challenging you to problem solve. 

 

As part of our Jeremiah and the Dark Woods theme week, there is a writing task where you need to create an invitation to a Mad Hatter's tea party! In addition to this for your creative task you are challenged to design and make your own hat for a Mad Hatter! 

 

Remember to use the vocabulary included to help and write any you use in colour to make your work stand out!  Please remember to photograph your work and log into Class Dojo and upload it so that I can award your Dojo points. If you have any questions or need support I am available to contact using the message function on Class Dojo. Remember to also log into Times Table Rockstars and Spelling Shed.

 

There are also spellings to learn on Spelling Shed and work set on Times Table Rockstars. Today there is a Hive game on Spelling Shed taking place at 2pm. To join in simply log in using your username and password which you already have and can be found inside of your pack containing this weeks work and enter the code 225294.

 

Tuesday 2nd February 2021: Jeremiah in the Dark Woods (Theme week Day 2)

 

Our work for this week will be set around our theme week of "Jeremiah and the Dark Woods". For today I have set a grammar task focusing on expanded noun phrases, a VIPERS reading task which focuses on Chapter 2 of Jeremiah and the Dark Woods (Use the video clip to help with this!) , a maths task challenging you to calculate different ratios (There is a video to help with posted yesterday on Class Dojo)

 

As part of our Jeremiah and the Dark Woods theme week, there is a writing task where you need to create a comic strip showing grandma as the hero. Following this you are challenged to create a 3D model of a tree like the ones found in the forest. There are instructions to support you with this.

 

Remember to use the vocabulary included to help and write any you use in colour to make your work stand out!  Please remember to photograph your work and log into Class Dojo and upload it so that I can award your Dojo points. If you have any questions or need support I am available to contact using the message function on Class Dojo. Remember to also log into Times Table Rockstars and Spelling Shed.

 

There are also spellings to learn on Spelling Shed and work set on Times Table Rockstars. Today there is a Hive game on Spelling Shed taking place at 2pm. To join in simply log in using your username and password which you already have and can be found inside of your pack containing this weeks work and enter the code 110235.

 

Monday 1st February 2021: Jeremiah in the Dark Woods (Theme week Day 1)

 

Our work for this week will be set around our theme week of "Jeremiah and the Dark Woods".  For today I have set  a grammar task focusing on expanded noun phrases, a VIPERS reading task which focuses on Chapter 1 of Jeremiah and the Dark Woods (Use the video clip to help with this!) , a maths task challenging you to calculate different ratios (There is a video to help with this too!)

 

As part of our Jeremiah and the Dark Woods theme week, there is a writing task where you need to describe your experience of walking through the forest. Following this you are challenged to create a gingerbread house like the one Jeremiah and his grandma live in. You could make it out of real gingerbread, Lego, cardboard or any other materials you have at home.

 

Remember to use the vocabulary included to help and write any you use in colour to make your work stand out!  Please remember to photograph your work and log into Class Dojo and upload it so that I can award your Dojo points. If you have any questions or need support I am available to contact using the message function on Class Dojo. Remember to also log into Times Table Rockstars and Spelling Shed.

 

There are also spellings to learn on Spelling Shed and work set on Times Table Rockstars. Today there is a Hive game on Spelling Shed taking place at 2pm. To join in simply log in using your username and password which you already have and can be found inside of your pack containing this weeks work and enter the code 590850.

 

Friday 29th January:

 

Our work for this week will be set around our topic of "Ocean Rescue"  For today I have set a Chocolate Spread activity, a positive thinking activity, a grammar task focusing on apostrophes, a VIPERS reading task, a maths task challenging you to translate shapes and a writing task where you will edit and improve your description and write this up neatly. Remember to use the vocabulary included to help and write any you use in colour to make your work stand out!  Please remember to photograph your work and log into Class Dojo and upload it so that I can award your Dojo points. If you have any questions or need support I am available to contact using the message function on Class Dojo. Remember to also log into Times Table Rockstars and Spelling Shed.

 

There are also spellings to learn on Spelling Shed and work set on Times Table Rockstars. Today there is a Hive game on Spelling Shed taking place at 2pm. To join in simply log in using your username and password which you already have and can be found inside of your pack containing this weeks work and enter the code 961796.

Thursday 28th January:

 

Our work for this week will be set around our topic of "Ocean Rescue"  For today I have set a Chocolate Spread activity,  a grammar task focusing on apostrophes, a VIPERS reading task, a maths task challenging you to translate shapes and a writing task where you will edit and improve your ideas from yesterday to write your underwater description (There is a YouTube clip to help with this). Remember to use the vocabulary included to help and write any you use in colour to make your work stand out!  Please remember to photograph your work and log into Class Dojo and upload it so that I can award your Dojo points. If you have any questions or need support I am available to contact using the message function on Class Dojo. Remember to also log into Times Table Rockstars and Spelling Shed.

 

There are also spellings to learn on Spelling Shed and work set on Times Table Rockstars. Today there is a Hive game on Spelling Shed taking place at 2pm. To join in simply log in using your username and password which you already have and can be found inside of your pack containing this weeks work and enter the code 246904.

 

Wednesday 27th January:

 

Our work for this week will be set around our topic of "Ocean Rescue"  For today I have set a Chocolate Spread activity,  a grammar task focusing on apostrophes, a VIPERS reading task, a maths task challenging you to translate shapes and a writing task where you will edit and improve your ideas from yesterday to write your underwater description (There is a YouTube clip to help with this). Please remember to photograph your work and log into Class Dojo and upload it so that I can award your Dojo points. If you have any questions or need support I am available to contact using the message function on Class Dojo. Remember to also log into Times Table Rockstars and Spelling Shed.

 

There are also spellings to learn on Spelling Shed and work set on Times Table Rockstars. Today there is a Hive game on Spelling Shed taking place at 2pm. To join in simply log in using your username and password which you already have and can be found inside of your pack containing this weeks work and enter the code 993590.

 

Tuesday 26th January:

 

Our work for this week will be set around our topic of "Ocean Rescue"  For today I have set a Chocolate Spread activity,  a grammar task focusing on apostrophes, a VIPERS reading task, a maths task challenging you to read and write coordinates and a writing task where you will use the ideas which you decided to magpie for inspiration to write an underwater description. Please remember to photograph your work and log into Class Dojo and upload it so that I can award your Dojo points. If you have any questions or need support I am available to contact using the message function on Class Dojo. Remember to also log into Times Table Rockstars and Spelling Shed.

 

There are also spellings to learn on Spelling Shed and work set on Times Table Rockstars. Today there is a Hive game on Spelling Shed taking place at 2pm. To join in simply log in using your username and password which you already have and can be found inside of your pack containing this weeks work and enter the code 546495.

 

 

Monday 25th January:

 

Our work for this week will be set around our topic of "Ocean Rescue"  For today I have set a Chocolate Spread activity,  a grammar task focusing on apostrophes, a VIPERS reading task, a maths task challenging you to read and write coordinates and a writing task where you will magpie ideas for the underwater description you will write later on in the week. Please remember to photograph your work and log into Class Dojo and upload it so that I can award your Dojo points. If you have any questions or need support I am available to contact using the message function on Class Dojo.

 

There are also spellings to learn on Spelling Shed and work set on Times Table Rockstars. Today there is a Hive game on Spelling Shed taking place at 2pm. To join in simply log in using your username and password which you already have and can be found inside of your pack containing this weeks work and enter the code 426709.

Year 5's Home Learning Pack for the week beginning 25th January.

Friday 22nd January 2021:

 

Our work for this week will be set around our new topic of "Ocean Rescue"  For today I have set a Lemon Fizz number bond activity, a Chocolate Spread activity,  a grammar task focusing on hyphens, a VIPERS reading task, a maths task challenging you to calculate the volume of 3D shapes and a writing task where you need write up your plan from yesterday all about the floating rubber ducks which travelled through the oceans! Please remember to photograph your work and log into Class Dojo and upload it so that I can award you Dojo points. If you have any questions or need support I am available to contact using the message function on Class Dojo. Also we have uploaded teaching videos on Class Dojo to support you with your learning this week.

 

There are also spellings to learn on Spelling Shed and work set on Times Table Rockstars. Today there is a Hive game on Spelling Shed taking place at 2pm. To join in simply log in using your username and password which you already have and can be found inside of your pack containing this weeks work and enter the code  #611881.

 

Thursday 21st January 2021:

 

Our work for this week will be set around our new topic of "Ocean Rescue"  For today I have set a Lemon Fizz number bond activity, a Chocolate Spread activity,  a grammar task focusing on hyphens, a VIPERS reading task, a maths task challenging you to calculate the volume of 3D shapes and a writing task where you need write a report all about the floating rubber ducks which travelled through the oceans! Please remember to photograph your work and log into Class Dojo and upload it so that I can award you Dojo points. If you have any questions or need support I am available to contact using the message function on Class Dojo. Also we have uploaded teaching videos on Class Dojo to support you with your learning this week.

 

There are also spellings to learn on Spelling Shed and work set on Times Table Rockstars. Today there is a Hive game on Spelling Shed taking place at 2pm. To join in simply log in using your username and password which you already have and can be found inside of your pack containing this weeks work and enter the code  #272764.

 

Wednesday 20th January 2021:

 

Our work for this week will be set around our new topic of "Ocean Rescue"  For today I have set a Lemon Fizz number bond activity, a Chocolate Spread activity,  a grammar task focusing on hyphens, a VIPERS reading task, a maths task challenging you to calculate the area of compound shapes and a writing task where you need to create an under the sea food chain. Please remember to photograph your work and log into Class Dojo and upload it so that I can award you Dojo points. If you have any questions or need support I am available to contact using the message function on Class Dojo. Also we have uploaded teaching videos on Class Dojo to support you with your learning this week.

 

There are also spellings to learn on Spelling Shed and work set on Times Table Rockstars. Today there is a Hive game on Spelling Shed taking place at 2pm. To join in simply log in using your username and password which you already have and can be found inside of your pack containing this weeks work and enter the code  #164019.

Tuesday 19th January 2021:

 

Our work for this week will be set around our new topic of "Ocean Rescue"  For today I have set a Lemon Fizz number bond activity, a Chocolate Spread activity,  a grammar task focusing on hyphens, a VIPERS reading task, a maths task challenging you to calculate the area of compound shapes and a writing task where you need to illustrate and label the layers of the ocean. Please remember to photograph your work and log into Class Dojo and upload it so that I can award you Dojo points. If you have any questions or need support I am available to contact using the message function on Class Dojo. Also we have uploaded teaching videos on Class Dojo to support you with your learning this week.

 

There are also spellings to learn on Spelling Shed and work set on Times Table Rockstars. Today there is a Hive game on Spelling Shed taking place at 2pm. To join in simply log in using your username and password which you already have and can be found inside of your pack containing this weeks work and enter the code  #582555.

Monday 18th January 2021:

 

Our work for this week will be set around our new topic of "Ocean Rescue"  For today I have set a Lemon Fizz number bond activity, a Chocolate Spread activity,  a grammar task focusing on hyphens, a VIPERS reading task, a maths task challenging you to calculate the area of compound shapes and a writing task where you need to investigate facts about the world's oceans. Please remember to photograph your work and log into Class Dojo and upload it so that I can award you Dojo points. If you have any questions or need support I am available to contact using the message function on Class Dojo.

 

There are also spellings to learn on Spelling Shed and work set on Times Table Rockstars. Today there is a Hive game on Spelling Shed taking place at 2pm. To join in simply log in using your username and password which you already have and can be found inside of your pack containing this weeks work and enter the code  #909037.

 

Weekly Timetable Week beginning 18th January 2021:

 

Please have a look at the weekly timetable for the activities which I will be setting for the children each day to complete. There will be a daily maths, writing, grammar and VIPERS reading activities for each day apart from Friday where they will also be set a positive thinking and creative task to complete. There is also work set for the the children to log in and complete using Times Table Rockstars and Spelling Shed. The weekly packs which are available to collect along with stationary to help also contain log in details for the children should they have misplaced theirs. Please upload any completed work throughout the week onto Class Dojo so that I can see it and award Dojo Points to the children. If you need any help with completing the work or have any questions I will be available to contact through the message function of Class Dojo.

Friday 15th January:

Our work for this week will be set around our new topic of "Ocean Rescue" For today I have set a Chocolate Spread activity, a grammar task focusing on relative clauses, a VIPERS reading task, a maths task challenging you to calculate the area of compound shapes and a writing task where you need to create an acrostic poem. Please remember to photograph your work and log into Class Dojo and upload it so that I can award you Dojo points. If you have any questions or need support I am available to contact using the message function on Class Dojo.

There are also spellings to learn on Spelling Shed and work set on Times Table Rockstars. Today there is a Hive game on Spelling Shed taking place at 2pm. To join in simply log in using your username and password which you already have and can be found inside of your pack containing this weeks work and enter the code #722687.

Thursday 14th January:

 

Our work for this week will be set around our new topic of "Ocean Rescue"  For today I have set a Chocolate Spread activity,  a grammar task focusing on relative clauses, a VIPERS reading task, a maths task challenging you to calculate the area of compound shapes and a writing task where you need to complete and decorate your report about the sea creature that you started yesterday and researched on Monday. Please remember to photograph your work and log into Class Dojo and upload it so that I can award you Dojo points. If you have any questions or need support I am available to contact using the message function on Class Dojo.

 

There are also spellings to learn on Spelling Shed and work set on Times Table Rockstars. Today there is a Hive game on Spelling Shed taking place at 2pm. To join in simply log in using your username and password which you already have and can be found inside of your pack containing this weeks work and enter the code  #613815.

Wednesday 13th January:

 

Our work for this week will be set around our new topic of "Ocean Rescue"  For today I have set a Chocolate Spread activity,  a grammar task focusing on subordinate clauses, a VIPERS reading task, a maths task challenging you to calculate perimeter and a writing task where you need to complete your report about the sea creature that you started yesterday and researched on Monday. Please remember to photograph your work and log into Class Dojo and upload it so that I can award you Dojo points. If you have any questions or need support I am available to contact using the message function on Class Dojo.

 

There are also spellings to learn on Spelling Shed and work set on Times Table Rockstars. Today there is a Hive game on Spelling Shed taking place at 2pm. To join in simply log in using your username and password which you already have and can be found inside of your pack containing this weeks work and enter the code  738497.

Tuesday 12th January:

 

Our work for this week will be set around our new topic of "Ocean Rescue"  For today I have set a Chocolate Spread activity,  a grammar task focusing on pronouns, a VIPERS reading task, a maths task challenging you to calculate perimeter and a writing task where you need to write a report about the sea creature that you researched yesterday. Please remember to photograph your work and log into Class Dojo and upload it so that I can award you Dojo points. If you have any questions or need support I am available to contact using the message function on Class Dojo.

 

There are also spellings to learn on Spelling Shed and work set on Times Table Rockstars. Today there is a Hive game on Spelling Shed taking place at 2pm. To join in simply log in using your username and password which you already have and can be found inside of your pack containing this weeks work and enter the code  816769.

Monday 11th January:

 

Our work for this week will be set around our new topic of "Ocean Rescue"  For today I have set a Chocolate Spread activity,  a grammar task focusing on pronouns, a VIPERS reading task, a maths task challenging you to calculate perimeter and a writing task where you can research a sea creature of your choice. Please remember to photograph your work and log into Class Dojo and upload it so that I can award your Dojo points. If you have any questions or need support I am available to contact using the message function on Class Dojo.

 

There are also spellings to learn on Spelling Shed and work set on Times Table Rockstars. Today there is a Hive game on Spelling Shed taking place at 2pm. To join in simply log in using your username and password which you already have and can be found inside of your pack containing this weeks work and enter the code 638673.

 

Weekly Timetable Week beginning 11th January 2021:

 

Please have a look at the weekly timetable for the activities which I will be setting for the children each day to complete. There will be a daily maths, writing, grammar and VIPERS reading activities for each day apart from Friday where they will also be set a positive thinking and creative task to complete. There is also work set for the the children to log in and complete using Times Table Rockstars and Spelling Shed. The weekly packs which are available to collect along with stationary to help also contain log in details for the children should they have misplaced theirs. Please upload any completed work throughout the week onto Class Dojo so that I can see it and award Dojo Points to the children. If you need any help with completing the work or have any questions I will be available to contact through the message function of Class Dojo.

 

Christmas Jumper Day!
We have made angels like us after reading the book 'An Angel Just Like Me'. We all chose our favourite colours then made an angel using a technique called 'paper quilling'.

An Angel Just Like Me.mp4

Still image for this video

Team Determination - Why did we build castles

Making our own shields:

 

In preparation for our Battle of Hastings experience Year 5 have been studying how and why shields were used in battle. We used iPads to research examples of shields from this era before designing and creating our own. 

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The Bayeux Tapestry:

 

Year 5 have been studying the significance of the Bayeux Tapestry following the infamous Battle Of Hastings. We have researched how and why events were illustrated during this period before creating our own version which features as part of our display in class. 

 

 

 

Making stained glass windows for a castle:

 

As part of our topic "Why did we build castles?" Year 5 have designed and made stained glass window for their castle. First we studied stained glass windows from churches which showed religious scenes before looking at differences between those found in castles and then designed and made our own!

 

 

Colour Day :

 

On Wednesday 4th November Springfield Academy held the first ever colour day. Year 5 arrived dressed in orange and looked fantastic, they spent the entire day immersed in this colour. We mixed paints to make different shades of orange and experimented how to create as many different examples as possible for our colour page. We added these to our colour pages with different textures, shades and examples of where this colour can be found around the world. We also researched orange animals such as Poison Arrow Dart Frogs, Japanese Spider Crabs, Orange Corn Snake, Orangutans, Orange Baboon Tarantula and Clownfish before creating our own fact files. 

Teamwork from Rilan, Kaydan and Summer to complete their fairground ride.

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Karina's fairground model

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The McTwist from Keelan and Iman

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Chloe's fairground ride

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Olivia's design

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Shiny Spinner by Vanessa and Claudia

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Lewis and Liam

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The Mega Wheel by Archie and Chloe

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Sienna's fairground ride

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Liam and Kaleb

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Elycia's fairground ride

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Imogen's fairground ride

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Year 5 have been making their own Ferris Wheels and Carousels.

 

Year 5 have used and applied their understanding of fair attractions during this topic to design and create their own Ferris Wheels or Carousels. Today we have begun to complete some of these models which are powered by an electric motor which enables them to spin. 

 

Why does Goose Fair come to Nottingham ?

 

Here is our amazing display showcasing our work from this half term so far. We have investigated the history of Goose Fair and discovered that it dates back over 700 years! The children researched information about key events such as the Nottingham Cheese Riots where the Mayor was knocked over by rolling cheese through to the modern attractions which entice visitors to the fair. The children have experienced riding on white knuckle rides through point of view videos and described their experiences. The children have also designed their own theme parks and created leaflets to attract guests of their own. The display includes a Giant Big Wheel complete with flashing lights and the children from Year 5 riding this attraction along with the Helter Skelter. 

 

Designing our own theme parks:

 

We started the morning by studying maps of Fantasy Island theme park in Ingoldmells and Alton Towers theme park in Staffordshire and watching videos of what it is like to visit a theme park. We shared our experiences of Goose Fair rides and attractions and remembered our roller coaster experience from last week. We used this information to discuss what our theme parks must include to be successful, before designing our own!

Roller coaster experience:

 

The children from Year 5 have reviewed some of the most extreme and exciting roller coasters in the world from the United Kingdom, Japan, Sweden and the USA. The children watched point of view videos on YouTube to experience the steep inclines, the vertical drops the loops, corkscrews and extreme speed of these white knuckle rides! As you can see from their expressions the children were immersed in this experience. The children gave each ride a star rating out of 5 before describing their emotions and whether they would like to experience this ride in person! The children then debated what made a great roller coaster before designing their own! 

Hand prints:

 

All of the children from Team Determination have been creating hand prints in our class colour which is orange. These hand prints will be featuring on displays throughout school and will be surrounding our classroom door in the corridor. 

 

 

 

Goose Fair Experience:

 

Our topic for this half term is "Why does Goose Fair come to Nottingham?" Team Determination sampled a range of fairground food associated with Goose Fair such as Mushy Peas, Candy Floss and Popcorn along with experiencing fairground music and attractions. We watched a range of videos showcasing Goose Fair from a point of view perspective to give the children an experience of the fairground to introduce this topic.

 

 

 

Our inspirational person Nelson Mandela:

 

The children from Year 5 have been investigating why Nelson Mandela is an inspirational person who embodies determination. We discovered some interesting information about his life and presented this on our class silhouette. The children completed different tasks which have been placed together to create our who class silhouette to showcase a range of facts and information. 

 

 

 

 

Practical Maths: 

 

Team Determination have been investigating the value of digits in 4 and 5 digit numbers. We used the place value counters to create these numbers before deciding the value of each digit.

 

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