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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.

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Team Determination team letter - Autumn 1 2020-21

Team Determination team letter - Autumn 2 2020-2021

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

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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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