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Year 5 – Team Geckos

Team Geckos

 

Welcome to the class page for Year 5. Our class name is Team Gecko, on our page you will find photographs and information about the amazing things we have been learning. 

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Thursday 23rd July:

 

On the final day of our school year we conclude our "Springfield's Got Talent" theme week. As usual I have set a maths task, a grammar task and a VIPERS reading task. Please also complete one piece of work from our "Springfield's Got Talent" theme week packs. Please remember to photograph your work and upload it to Class Dojo so that I can award your final Dojo points. May I take this opportunity to thank all children and parents for their hard work, effort and determination in what has been a very challenging end to the school year. I look forward to seeing you all back in September. 

 

Remember to log into Spelling Shed and Times Table Rockstars over the summer break!

Wednesday 22nd July:

 

Today we continue with our "Springfield's Got Talent" theme week. Today I have set a maths task and grammar and VIPERS task. Please also complete one task of your choice from our "Springfield's Got Talent" theme week. Please remember to photograph and upload your work to Class Dojo so that I can award your Dojo points to recognise your hard work and effort. If you have any questions or need a little support please contact me using the message function in Class Dojo.

 

Please remember to log into Spelling Shed and Times Table Rockstars.

Tuesday 21st July:

 

Today we continue with our "Springfield's Got Talent" theme week. As usual I have set a maths task, a grammar task and a VIPERS reading task. In addition you can complete one piece of work of your choice from our "Springfield's Got Talent" theme week pack. Please remember to photograph your work and upload it to Class Dojo so that I can award you Dojo points. If you need any help or have any questions please contact me using the message function in Class Dojo.

 

Remember to log into Spelling Shed and Times Table Rockstars.

Monday 20th July:

 

For the final week of this school year our topic is "Springfield's Got Talent!" As usual I have set a maths task, a grammar task and a VIPERS reading task. In addition I have attached the work from our "Springfield's Got Talent!" theme week pack, please complete one piece of work from this activity pack each day. Remember to photograph and upload your work to Class Dojo so that I can award you Dojo points to recognise your hard work and effort. If you need any help or have any questions please contact me using the message function on Class Dojo.

 

Remember to also log into Spelling Shed and Times Table Rockstars.

Monday 20th July:

 

As we enter the final week of this unusual school year, here is the timetable showing the activities which we will be undertaking this week. Our theme for this week is "Springfield's Got Talent!" Please use this timetable to structure your learning throughout the week. 

 

Remember to also log into Times Table Rockstars and Spelling Shed.

Special Mentions – 17th July 2020

Good morning Team Geckos!

This week’s Special Mentions go to Eli and Amelia laugh

We hope that you’ve all had a great week and enjoyed the den building activities. Have a lovely weekend everyone yes

Friday 17th July:

 

Today is the last day of our "Den Building" theme week. I have set a creative task and a positive thinking task. Please remember to photograph your work and upload them to Class Dojo so that I can award Dojo points to recognise your hard work and effort. If you need any help or have any questions please contact me using the message function on Class Dojo.

 

Remember to log into Spelling Shed and Times Table Rockstars.

Thursday 16th May:

 

Today we continue with our "Den Building" theme week. As usual I have set a maths task, a grammar task and a VIPERS reading task! Please also complete one piece of work from our "Den Building" pack which I uploaded at the beginning of the week. Please remember to photograph and upload your work to Class Dojo so that I can award you Dojo points in recognition of your hard work and effort. If you have any questions or need any help please contact me using the message function on Class Dojo.

 

Please remember to log into Spelling Shed and Times Table Rockstars.

 

Wednesday 15th July:

 

Today we are continuing with our "Den Building" theme week. As usual I have set a maths task, a grammar task and a VIPERS reading task. In addition to this please complete one activity from our "Den Building" theme week activities.  Please remember to photograph your work and upload it to Class Dojo so that I can award your Dojo points to recognise your hard work and effort. If you need any help or have any questions please contact me using the message function within Class Dojo.

 

Please also remember to log into Spelling Shed and Times Table Rockstars.

 

Tuesday 14th July:

 

We are continuing with our "Den Building" theme week. Today I have set a maths, grammar and VIPERS reading activity for you to complete. In addition please complete one activity from our "Den Building" theme week activities which I shared yesterday. Please continue to photograph and upload examples of your work onto Class Dojo so that I can award your Dojo points! if you have any questions or need a little help please contact me using the message function on Class Dojo.

 

Remember to log into Times Table Rockstars and Spelling Shed.

Monday 13th July:

 

Our topic for this week is "Den Building" and there are lots of exciting activities for you in our booklet as part of your packs. Please choose one activity to complete each day. I have set as usual a maths task, a grammar task and a VIPERS reading task alongside these activities. Please photograph your work and upload any images to Class Dojo. If you need any help or have any questions please contact me using the message function on Class Dojo.

 

Remember to log into Spelling Shed and Times Table Rockstars.


 

Monday 13th July:

 

Please read our weekly timetable which will give an overview of the activities which are planned for you to complete at home this week. "Den Building" is our theme for this week and there are lots of interesting and exciting activities for you to complete. Remember to photograph your work throughout the week and upload them to Class Dojo so that you can be awarded Dojo points to recognise your hard work and effort. 

 

Remember to also log into Times Table Rockstars and Spelling Shed.

 

Special Mentions - 10th July 2020

Happy Friday Team Geckos smiley 

We have had a lovely time doing the Springy-Vegas activities.

This week's Special Mentions go to Kelsie and Liam yes

Friday 10th July:

 

Today is the final day of our "Spring Vegas" theme week. It has been fantastic to see so many high quality pieces of work produced and uploaded to Class Dojo. Today I have set a positive thinking and creative task for you to complete at home. If you have any questions or need any help please message me using the message function on Class Dojo.

 

Remember to log into Spelling Shed and Times Table Rockstars.

Thursday 9th July:

 

Our work for today continues to be set around our "Spring Vegas" theme week. As usual I have set a maths task, a grammar task and a VIPERS reading task. You can also choose to complete one piece of work from our "Spring Vegas" theme week pack which I uploaded on Monday. It has been fantastic to see so many brilliant pieces of work which have been photographed and uploaded to Class Dojo. Please continue to do this and share your work so that I can award Dojo points to recognise your hard work and effort. If you have any questions or need a little help please contact me using the message function on Class Dojo.

 

Remember to log into Spelling Shed and Times Table Rockstars.

Wednesday 8th July:

 

Our work for today continues to be set around out "Spring Vegas" theme week. Today I have set a maths task which involves calculating change, a grammar task to describe a magical sweet shop and a VIPERS reading comprehension which is based upon World Environment Day. In addition to this please complete one of the "Spring Vegas" theme week activities which were posted the school website and Class Dojo on Monday. Please remember to photograph and upload your work to Class Dojo so that I can award Dojo points to recognise your hard work and effort. If you need any help or have any questions please contact me using the message function on Class Dojo.

 

Remember to log into Times Table Rockstars and Spelling Shed.

Tuesday 7th July:

 

Our work for this week continues to be set around our "Spring Vegas!" theme of holidays and the seaside. Today I have set a maths task, a grammar task and a VIPERS reading task. You can also choose one piece of work from our theme week work to complete such as designing your own airline! Please remember to photograph your work and upload it to Class Dojo so that I can award Dojo points to recognise your hard work and effort. It has been amazing to see so many high quality pieces of work being completed both at home and in school. If you have any questions or if you need any help please contact me using the message function of Class Dojo.

 

Remember to log into Spelling Shed and Times Table Rockstars. 

Monday 6th July:

 

Our theme for this week is "Spring Vegas!" which is inspired by holidays and trips to the seaside. For today I have set a maths task, a grammar task and a VIPERS reading task. There is also our weeks worth of "Spring Vegas!" tasks which I have uploaded. You only have to complete one of these tasks each day and you can select which of these tasks you would like to complete. Please remember to photograph and upload your work to Class Dojo so that we can see the incredible work that you have produced and award Dojo points for your hard work. If you have any questions or need some support please contact me using the message function of Class Dojo.

 

Remember to log into Spelling Shed and Times Table Rockstars.

Monday 6th July:

 

Please use this weekly overview to see the activities which have been planned for you to complete this week. The theme for this week is "Spring Vegas!" and the work is set around the theme of holidays and the beach! This will help you to structure your learning and see what has been set for each day. Remember to also log into Spelling Shed and Times Table Rockstars! 

 

 

Friday 3rd July:

 

Today our work continues to be set around our "Alien" theme week. I have set a positive thinking task and a creative task where you will be required to make a poster about internet safety. Please photograph your work and upload it to Class Dojo so that I can award Dojo points and so they are added to your portfolio. If you have any questions or need any help please contact me using the message function on Class Dojo.

 

Remember to log into Spelling Shed and Times Table Rockstars. 

Thursday 2nd July:

 

Our work for today continues to be set around our exciting "Alien" theme week. I have set a maths task, a grammar task and VIPERS reading task in addition to our theme week work. Please continue to photograph and upload your work to Class Dojo so that I can see the amazing work which you produce and award Dojo points to recognise your effort and hard work. If you need any help or have any questions please contact me using the message function on Class Dojo.

 

Remember to log into Spelling Shed and Times Table Rockstars.

Wednesday 1st July:

 

Today our work continues to be set around our exciting "Alien" theme week. Today I have set a maths task, a grammar task and a VIPERS reading task. In addition to this you can also complete one of the "Alien" theme week tasks of your choice. It has been fantastic to see so many brilliant examples of work which have been photographed and uploaded to Class Dojo. Please remember to upload yours so that I can award you Dojo Points to recognise your hard work and effort. If you have any questions or need some help please contact me using the message function on Class Dojo. 

 

Remember to continue to log into Times Table Rockstars and Spelling Shed.

Tuesday 30th June:

 

Today we continue with our exciting "Alien" theme week. I have set a maths task, a grammar task, a VIPERS reading task along with one Alien task which you can choose yourself from the activities available below. Please continue to keep on taking photographs of your work and uploading them onto Class Dojo so that I can award your Dojo points to recognise your hard work and effort. If you have any questions please contact me using the message function on Class Dojo.

 

Remember to log into Spelling Shed and Times Table Rockstars.

Monday 29th June:

 

This week we begin our "Alien" theme week. I will continue to set and upload a maths, grammar and VIPERS reading task each day and then the children can select which Alien task they would like to complete through the week. Only one Alien task a day is expected to be completed each day. Please continue to photograph and upload the children's work to Class Dojo so that I can award Dojo points and see their amazing work. If you need any help or have any questions please contact me using the message function on Class Dojo. 

 

Remember to log into Times Table Rockstars and Spelling Shed.

 

Weekly Timetable 29th June:

 

Here is the timetable for this week, please use this to help to organise and structure your learning as we begin our "Alien" theme week! 

 

Special Mentions 26th June 2020

Happy Friday Team Geckos!

This week's Special Mentions go to Jaydon and Kelsie laugh

The work this week has been amazing both in school and from home so keep it up. It's lovely to see how much effort everyone is putting in to the activities yes

Friday 26th June:

 

Our topic for this half term continues to be "What would I take to a mad scientist's lab?" For today I have set a Positive Thinking and Creative task for you all to complete. Please remember to take a photograph of your work and upload it to Class Dojo to ensure that you are awarded Dojo points. 

 

Remember to log into Spelling Shed and Times Table Rockstars.

Thursday 25th June:

 

Today our work continues to be set around our topic of "What would I take to a mad scientist's lab?" I have set a maths task, a grammar task and a VIPERS reading task. It continues to make me smile seeing the hard work and effort which you are all putting into your work as I see it uploaded on Class Dojo! If you need any help or have any questions please contact me using the message function on Class Dojo.

 

Please remember to log into Spelling Shed and Times Table Rockstars.

Wednesday 24th June:

 

Today our work continues to be set around the topic of "What would I take to a mad scientist's lab?" I have set a writing, grammar, maths and VIPERS reading task for you all to complete. It is brilliant to see so many of you completing work both at home and in school and uploading them to Class Dojo. If you have any questions or need support please contact me using the message function on Class Dojo.

 

Please remember to log into Spelling Shed and Times Table Rockstars.

Tuesday 23rd June:

 

The work for today continues to be set around our topic of "What would I take to a mad scientist's lab?" I have set a writing task, a maths task, a grammar task and a VIPERS reading task. Please photograph and upload your work to Class Dojo so that I can award Dojo points to recognise your hard work and effort. If you have any questions or need any support please contact me using the message function on Class Dojo.

 

Please remember to also log into Spelling Shed and Times Table Rockstars.

Monday 22nd June:

 

The work for this week continues to be set around our topic of "What would I take to a mad scientist's lab?" Today I have set a writing, maths, handwriting and VIPERS reading task for you to complete. It is fantastic to see so many high quality pieces of work appearing on Class Dojo each day. Please remember to photograph and upload your work onto Class Dojo so that I can award Dojo points to recognise your hard work and effort. If you get stuck or have any questions please contact me using the message function on Class Dojo.

 

Please remember to also log into Spelling Shed and Times Table Rockstars today.

 

Weekly Timetable Monday 22nd June:

 

Please take a look at the timetable for this week. This will help you to structure your learning and see the work which will be set for you to complete during this week. If you have any questions please contact me using the message function on Class Dojo.

 

 

Special Mentions - 19th June 2020

Good morning Team Geckos!

We hope that you have all had a great week and the rain hasn't stopped you all from smiling laugh

This week's Special Mentions go to Aaron and Jakub. Well done yes

Have a good weekend and stay safe everyone.

Friday 19th June Class Read

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Friday 19th June:

 

The work for today involves a positive thinking and creative task. I have been impressed with the work which you have produced and shared with me on Class Dojo this week. Please continue to photograph and upload your work so that Mrs Walker and myself can see what you have been up to and award you Dojo points for your effort and hard work! If you need to ask any questions please contact me using the message function on Class Dojo.

 

There will be a daily Hive spelling game taking place at 1pm. To join in simply log into Spelling Shed and enter the code #505287. Remember to also log into Times Table Rockstars!

 

Thursday 18th June Class Read

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Thursday 18th June Class Read:

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Thursday 18th June:

 

The work for today continues to be set around our topic of "What would I take to a mad scientist's lab?" Today I have set a Chocolate Spread and Lemon Fizz maths sheet, a handwriting task and a VIPERS task. Please remember to photograph and upload your work to Class Dojo so that I can award your Dojo points. If you have any questions or need any help I am available to contact through the message function of Class Dojo.

 

There will be a daily Hive game on Spelling Shed at 1pm. To join in simply log into Spelling Shed and enter the code #665366. Remember to also log into Times Table Rockstars! 

Wednesday 17th June Class Read:

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Wednesday 17th June:

 

The work set for today continues to be linked to our topic of "What would I take to a mad scientist's lab?" It has been great to see the completed work which you have been sharing with myself and Mrs Walker on Class Dojo! Today I have set a writing task, a maths task, a grammar task and a Vipers reading task. Please remember to take photographs of your work and upload it to Class Dojo so that I can award your Dojo points. If you get stuck or need any help please use the message function on Class Dojo to contact me.

 

There will be our usual Hive spelling game at 1pm on Spelling Shed. To play along simply log into Spelling Shed and enter the code #254740.

Tuesday 16Th June -1.m4v

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Tuesday 16th June:

 

The work for today will continue to be set around our topic of "What would you take to a mad scientists lab?" Today I have set a writing task, a maths task, a grammar task and a Vipers reading task. Please continue to take photographs of your work and upload them to Class Dojo. It has been brilliant to see so many of you working hard at home and sharing your work with myself and Mrs Walker. Please remember to log into Times Table Rockstars too!

 

There is a daily Hive spelling game which will be taking place at 1pm on Spelling Shed. To play along simply log in and enter the code #729863.

Monday 15th June Class Read

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Monday 15th June:

 

Our work for this week continues to be set around the topic of "What would I take to a mad Scientists lab?" For today I have set a maths task, a grammar task, a writing task and a VIPERS reading task. 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 will be a daily Hive game taking place at 1pm on Spelling Shed. To join in simply log in using your username and password and enter the code: #839457.

Weekly Timetable Week beginning 15th June:

 

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 be set a positive thinking and creative task to complete. There will also be daily Hive spelling games set on Spelling Shed to play at 1pm and I will post the codes which they will need to enter each morning. 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.

Special Mentions - 12th June 2020

Hi Team Geckos!

It's been lovely to see all the work that's been going on at school and at home this week.

Everyone is really proud of you all laugh

This week's Special Mentions go to Anna and Kelsie. Well done guys yes

 

Friday 12th June Class Read:

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Friday 12th June:

 

The work for today continues to be set around our topic of "What would I take to a mad scientists lab?" I have set a creative and positive thinking task for you to complete today. Remember to log into Times Table Rockstars and Spelling Shed over the weekend! Please continue to photograph and upload your amazing work to Class Dojo so that I can award your Dojo points.

 

There will be our usual daily Hive game taking place at 1pm. To join in simply log into Spelling Shed and enter the code #277663. 

Thursday 11th June Class Read

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Thursday 11th June:

 

The work for today continues to be set around our topic of "What would I take to a mad scientists lab?" Today I have set a maths task, a grammar task, a handwriting task and a VIPERS reading task which is a description of The Demon Headmaster. Please remember to upload examples of your work to Class Dojo so that I can award your Dojo points. If you get stuck to need any help please contact me using the message function of Class Dojo.

 

There will be a daily Hive spelling game as usual at 1pm. To play along simply log into Spelling Shed and enter the code #237651.

Wednesday 10th June Class Read:

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Wednesday 10th June:

 

The work for today continues to be linked to our topic of "What would I take to a mad scientists lab?" It has been amazing to see the incredible work being produced at home. Please continue to photograph your work and upload it to Class Dojo so that I can award you Dojo points. Today I have set maths, writing, grammar and VIPERS reading activities for you to complete. I will be available to contact through the message function on Class Dojo should you have any questions or get stuck.

 

There will be a daily Hive spelling game taking place at 1pm. To play along simply log in and enter the code #798592.

 

Tuesday 9th June Class Read:

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Tuesday 9th June:

 

Today our work continues to be set around the topic of "What would I take to a mad scientists lab?" It continues to be amazing to see all of the fantastic work which you are producing and uploading to Class Dojo. Today I have set a writing, maths, grammar and VIPERS reading tasks for you to complete. Please take photographs of your work and remember to upload it to Class Dojo so that I can award your Dojo points.

 

There will be a daily Hive game as usual at 1pm on Spelling Shed. To play along simply enter the code #103826. Remember to also log into Times Table Rockstars too!

Monday 8th June Class Read:

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Monday 8th June:

 

Today the work set will continue to link to our topic of "What would I take to a mad scientists lab?" It was fantastic to see so many brilliant pieces of work completed and uploaded to Class Dojo and delivered into school last week! I have added the points onto Class Dojo with some children having significant increases to their points! Today I have set a maths task, a writing task, a VIPERS reading task and a grammar task. Please remember to take photos and upload them to Class Dojo and use the message function to ask me any questions if you find it challenging and need a little help! 

 

There will be a daily Hive game as usual taking place at 1pm on Spelling Shed. To play along simply log in and enter the code #501421. Remember to log into Times Table Rockstars too!

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Weekly Timetable 8th June:

 

Here is the overview of activities which will be set for Year 5 children to complete during this week. The work will continue to be set around our topic of "What would you take to a mad scientists lab?" Each day there will be a maths, writing, VIPERS reading and a grammar task set. There is also a daily Hive spelling game on Spelling Shed for the children to play along with. If the children need any help or if you have any questions please contact me using the message function on Class Dojo.

Special Mentions - 5th June 2020

Hello Team Geckos, I hope you've all had a great week.

This week' Special Mentions go to Kian and Lilly-Jace yes Well done everyone on all the fantastic work.

Stay safe and see you all soon laugh

Friday 5th June:

 

Our work for today continues to be linked to our topic of "What would I take to a mad scientists lab?" Today I have set a creative and positive thinking task. Please continue to photograph and upload your work to Class Dojo so that I can award Dojo points! It has been brilliant to see all of the amazing work which you have been completing this week!

 

There will be a daily Hive Spelling Game taking place at 1pm. To play along simply log into Spelling Shed and enter the code #262372.

 

Thursday 4th June Class Read

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Thursday 4th June:

 

Today our work continues to be based on the topic of "What would I take to a mad scientists lab?" I have set a Lemon Fizz maths task, a grammar task and a VIPERS reading task. Please continue to photograph and upload your work to Class Dojo so that I can award your Dojo points. It has been fantastic to see the brilliant work which you are producing and to see you making models, baking and walking out with your families. If you need any help or support with the work please message me using the message function on Class Dojo.

 

As usual there will be a daily Hive game at 1pm. To play along simply log into Spelling Shed and enter the code #685171.

 

 

Wednesday 3rd June Class Read:

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Wednesday 3rd June:

 

The work for today continues to be set around our topic of "What would I take to a mad scientists lab?" Please continue to photograph and share your amazing work on Class Dojo so that I can award you Dojo points for your hard work! Today I have set a maths, writing, grammar and VIPERS task. If you get stuck or need any help please contact me via the message function on Class Dojo.

 

There will be a daily Hive game as usual at 1pm. To join in and play along please log into Spelling Shed and enter the code #963997.

Tuesday 2nd June Class Read:

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Tuesday 2nd June:

 

Our work will continue to be set around our new topic of "What would I take to a mad scientists lab?" It was fantastic to see work completed yesterday and shared on Class Dojo! Today I have set a writing task, a grammar task, a maths task and a VIPERS task. Please take photographs of your work and upload it to Class Dojo so that I can award your Dojo points.

 

There will be a daily Hive game taking place on Spelling Shed at 1pm to play along simply enter the code #613457.

 

 

Monday 1st June Class Read

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Monday 1st June:

 

Welcome back for the final half term of Year 5. This half term the topic is "What would I bring to a mad scientist's lab?" Today I have set a project task which challenges the children to design their own theme park, a maths task involving negative numbers, a VIPERS reading task and a grammar task. Please continue to photograph your work and upload it to Class Dojo just like we have been doing. It has been fantastic to see so many completed pieces of work and be able to award Dojo points for them. If you get stuck or need any help please use the message function on Class Dojo to contact me if you need any help or support with today's work.

 

There will continue to be daily Hive games set on Spelling Shed during this half term which will take place at 1pm each day. To play along log into Spelling Shed and enter the code #891116. Remember to also log into Times Table Rockstars.

Weekly Timetable 1st June:

 

Please have a look at the Timetable for this week below. It will show you the work that has been set for this week and help to structure your child's learning and see what is coming up next and how the work links to the next day and through this week. 

 

Special Mentions - 22nd May 2020

Well done for yet another week of fantastic work Team Geckos laugh

This week's Special Mentions go to Bailey and Lilly Jace yes

Enjoy the half term break.

Stay safe and enjoy the sunshine!

Friday 22nd May Class Read:

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Friday 22nd May:

 

Today is the final day of this half term and our topic of "Why do we need farms in the UK?" The work which has been shared on Class Dojo during the past 5 weeks has been amazing. Well done to everyone who has shared work, completed work at home and logged into our online Times Table Rockstar, Spelling Shed and Kahoot games. Today I have set a creative and positive thinking task. Remember to upload them to Class Dojo so that I can award your Dojo points. 

 

Please log onto Times Table Rockstars and Spelling Shed. Our daily Hive game takes place at 1pm and to play along simply enter the code #795290.

 

Thursday 21st May Class Read

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Thursday 21st May:

 

Today our work continues to be set around our topic of "Why do we need farms in the UK?" Today I have set a maths Lemon Fizz task, a grammar task and a VIPERS task. Please continue to photograph and upload them to Class Dojo so that I can award your Dojo points. If you have any questions or need some help please message me using the message function on Class Dojo.

 

Please log into Times Table Rockstars and join our daily Hive game at 1pm on Spelling Shed. To play along simple enter the code #984622.

Wednesday 20th May Class Read

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Wednesday 20th May:

 

Today our work continues to be linked to the topic "Why do we need farms in the UK?" It was fantastic to see all of your hard work and effort from your work yesterday! Please continue to photograph and upload your work each day so that I can award your Dojo points. Today I have set a maths task, a writing task which is to produce your leaflet about Fair Trade Cocoa, a VIPERS reading comprehension and a grammar task. Please remember to photograph and upload your work to Class Dojo and if you get stuck or need any help I can be contacted using the message function on Class Dojo.

 

Please log into Times Table Rockstars and join in with our daily Hive game at the usual time of 1pm. To play along simply go onto the Spelling Shed website and enter the Hive game code #613183.

Tuesday 19th May Class Read

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Tuesday 19th May:

 

The work for today will continue to link to our topic of "Why do we need farms in the UK?" I have set a writing task, a maths task, a grammar task and a VIPERS reading task. It is fantastic to see so many examples of your work being uploaded to Class Dojo. Please remember to photograph and upload any work so we can award the Dojo points that you deserve! If you get stuck or have any questions I will be available to answer any questions on the message function in Class Dojo.

 

Please log into Times Table Rockstars and take part in our daily Hive spelling game on Spelling Shed at 1pm. To play along and join in simply enter the code: #812017.

Monday 18th May Class Read

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Monday 18th May:

 

Today we begin our final week of this half term and our topic of "Why do we need farms in the UK?" I have been really impressed with your hard work and effort which I have seen in the work which you have shared with me on Class Dojo! Today I have set a reading task, a maths task, a grammar task and a VIPERS reading task. Please take photographs of your work and upload them to Class Dojo so that I can award your Dojo points. I will be available to message on Class Dojo should you have any questions or encounter any challenge that I am able to help with. 

 

Please log into Times Table Rockstars and join our daily Hive game on spelling shed. Our Hive game always takes place at 1pm each day and to play along simply enter the code: #521126.

 

Week beginning Monday 18th May Timetable:

 

Please use the whole week timetable below to help to structure your child's learning through the week and see what activities and tasks will be set for each day during this week which will be the final week of this half term.

 

Special Mentions - 15th May 2020

Hello Team Geckos.

It's Friday again and we hope you are all keeping well. 

This week's Special Mentions go to Charlie and Jake yes well done you two!

Have a lovely weekend and stay safe laugh

Class Read Friday 15th May:

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Friday 15th May:

 

Today the work set will be one creative task and one positive thinking task linked to our topic of "Why do we need farms in the UK?" It has been amazing to see all of the brilliant work which you have completed this week. Please continue to photograph and upload these examples to Class Dojo so that myself and Mrs Walker can see them and award your Dojo points.

 

Please log into Times Table Rockstars and join in our daily Hive game which will take place at 1pm on Spelling Shed. To play along simply log into Spelling Shed and enter the code: #566735.

Thursday 14th May Class Read:

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Thursday 14th May:

 

Today our work will continue to be set around our topic of "Why do we need farms in the UK?" It has been brilliant to see so many completed examples of your work appearing on Class Dojo. Myself and Mrs Walker have really enjoyed seeing them and giving out Dojo points! Today I have set a maths task which is a Lemon Fizz sheet, a Vipers reading comprehension and a grammar task. Remember to take photographs and upload these to Class Dojo so that I can award your points! If you get stuck you can use the message feature to ask for help if you are unsure.

 

Please log into Times Table Rockstars and join our daily Hive spelling game on Spelling Shed at 1pm. To join simply log into Spelling Shed and enter the code #161080.

 

Wednesday 13th May Class Read:

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Wednesday 13th May:

 

Today our work will continue to be set around the topic of "Why do we need farms in the UK?" I have been delighted to be sent so many completed pieces of work which you have tried so hard with. Today I have set a writing task, a maths task, a VIPERS reading task and a grammar task. If you get stuck or need any help please send me a message and I will be able to assist. Remember to take a photograph of your work and upload it to Class Dojo so that I can award your Dojo points.

 

Remember to keep logging into Times Table Rockstars this week. There will be our usual daily Hive game taking place at 1pm on Spelling Shed, to take part simply log in and enter the code #426935.

Class Read Tuesday 13th May:

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Tuesday 12th May:

 

The work for today will continue to be set around the topic of "Why do we need farms in the UK?" I was really impressed with the work that people completed yesterday and it was clear you have all been trying really hard! Keep on taking photographs and sharing your work on Class Dojo so that we can award your Dojo points. Today I have set a writing task, a maths task, a VIPERS reading comprehension and a grammar task.

 

Please log into Times Table Rockstars and remember to join our daily Hive spelling game on Spelling Shed. The game will take place at the usual time of 1pm. To play along enter the code #747714.

Monday 11th May Class Read

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Monday 11th May:

 

For this week our writing work will continue to be based around the topic of "Why do we need farms in the UK?" I have been really impressed with the effort and amount of work which has been completed so far and shared on Class Dojo, along with how many of you are joining in with our daily Hive games on Spelling Shed. For today I have set a maths task, a writing task, a VIPERS task and a grammar task. There will also be a Hive Spelling game and I will be also be asking you to log into Times Table Rockstars throughout the week! Please continue to take photographs of your work and upload them to Class Dojo so that I can award points to recognise your effort. I will be online to respond to any questions or help which you may need through the message function which is available on Class Dojo.

 

There will be a daily Hive game which will take place at 1pm. To play along simply enter the code #660656. Remember to log into Times Tables Rockstars too! 

Timetable for week beginning Monday 11th May:

 

Here is an overview of the activities which will be set during this week to help you to structure your childs learning. Our work will continue to be set around the topic of "Why do we need farms in the UK?" I will continue to upload the work each morning on our Team Gecko class page and on Class Dojo and include the code to join our daily Hive spelling game on Times Table Rockstars. 

Friday 8th May Class Read:

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Friday 8th May:

 

The work set today is more creative and set around the topic of "Why do we need farms in the UK?" I have been really impressed by the hard work that has been shared with us on Class Dojo this week. For today I have set you the challenge of designing and making your own tractor and a positive thinking activity. Please photograph and upload your creations onto Class Dojo so that I can award your Dojo points! 

 

Remember to log into Times Table Rockstars to help you to recall times table facts! Hive games will return on Monday! 

Thursday 8th May Class Read:

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Special Mentions - 7th May 2020

Hello Team Geckos!

This week's Special Mentions go to Jakub and Roxanne. Well done guys! 

The work that everyone is sending in is amazing laugh so keep it up.

Take care and stay safe. 

Thursday 7th May:

 

Our work for today will continue to be based around our topic for this half term of "Why do we need farms in the UK?" There has been some brilliant work which has been shared on Class Dojo this week, I can see how much effort you are all making whilst working at home! Today I have set an art task, a Lemon Fizz task for maths, a VIPERS task and  grammar task. Please also log into Times Table Rockstars today if you can. Remember to photograph your work and upload it to Class Dojo so that I can award your Dojo points! If you need any help or have any questions I will be available to message on Class Dojo.

 

There will be a daily Hive game on Spelling Shed taking place at our usual time of 1pm. To play along enter the code #403217.

 

Wednesday 6th May Class Read:

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Wednesday 6th May 2020:

 

Our work for today continues to be set around our topic of "Why do we need farms in the UK?" There is some incredible work being produced and shared on Class Dojo, I also know that some of you are working hard in packs which you have collected from school too! Please keep on taking photographs of this work and sharing it with me on Class Dojo so that I can award your Dojo points. Today I have set a writing, maths, VIPERS and grammar task. If you have any questions or need help please contact me using Class Dojo.

 

We will be playing a Hive game on Spelling Shed at 1pm. To play along please enter the code #240189. Please try to log in to Times Table Rockstars for help with times tables too! 

 

Tuesday 5th May Class Read:

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Tuesday 5th May:

 

Our work for today continues to be set around the topic of "Why do we need farms in the UK?" Well done to everyone who completed work yesterday and shared it on Class Dojo, I was really impressed. Today I have set maths, writing, VIPERS and grammar tasks. I will be available on Class Dojo to answer any questions which you may have about this work. Please continue to photograph and upload your work onto Class Dojo so that I can award your Dojo points.

 

As usual at 1pm we will be playing a Hive game, it is fantastic to see so many of you joining in and playing along! To play along today just enter the code #675022. Also please remember to log on to Times Table Rockstars this week too! 

 

Monday 4th May Class Read:

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Monday 4th May:

 

This week our work will continue to be set around our topic of "Why do we need farms in the UK?" I have been really impressed with the work which you have produced so far and shared with me on Class Dojo. It has also been great to see the amount of you joining in with our daily Hive games at 1pm on Spelling Shed continue to rise! Today I have set you the challenge of comparing and contrasting farms from the past with modern farms, a maths task which involves using multiplication to calculate the area of regular shapes, a VIPERS reading comprehension and a grammar task where you can use your imagination to create similes. Please photograph your work and share it on Class Dojo so that I can award your Dojo points. If you are unsure or if you have any questions please contact me using Class Dojo and I will be able to help!

 

Our daily Hive game will take place at 1pm using Spelling Shed. To play along please enter the code #810094.

Monday 4th May:

 

Please find below a weekly timetable which will share with you the activities which I will be setting this week so that you can structure your childrens learning. I will be continuing to upload work on the Class Dojo and the school website each morning along with the codes for the Hive games on Spelling Shed. If you have any questions or need any help please contact me using Class Dojo.

 

Special Mentions - 1st May 2020

Good morning Team Geckos.

This week's Special Mentions go to Eli and Lilly.

There was so much great work on the class dojo this week. Keep up the good work!

Stay safe and keep smiling smiley

Friday 1st May:

 

The work for today will continue to be set around our topic of "Why do we need farms in the UK?" I have seen lots of the amazing work which you have all be doing at home and have been really impressed! I have set a Lemon Fizz sheet for maths, a writing task, a grammar task, a VIPERS task and a creative task which will challenge you to design your own allotment! Please keep on photographing and uploading work to share on the Class Dojo, if you have been completing work at home in packs I can add these points on too if you drop them back into school when your new pack is collected next week! As always I will be available on Class Dojo to respond and answer to any questions which you may have.

 

There will be another daily Hive game on Spelling Shed at 1pm today and to play along simply enter the code #304073

Thursday 30th April:

 

The work for today will continue to be set around our topic of "Why do we need farms in the UK?" It has been fantastic to see so many of you completing work on Class Dojo and joining in with our Hive games on Spelling Shed each day at 1pm. Today I have set two writing tasks, a maths task, a grammar task and a VIPERS task. Please photograph and upload your work to Class Dojo so that I can award you points. 

 

Today we will be playing two Hive games on Spelling Shed at 1pm to play along enter the code #996356 and at 1.20pm enter the code #387997.

 

Wednesday 29th April:
 

Our work today will continue to be based around our topic of "Why do we need farms in the UK?" It has been fantastic to see so many of you completing work and joining in with our Hive game yesterday. Please take a photograph of each piece of work you do and upload it to Class Dojo so that I can award you Dojo points. Today I have set a writing task investigating the different types of farming, a maths task calculating perimeter, a grammar task and a VIPERS task. Remember to log into Times Table Rockstars too!

 

There will be a Hive game on Spelling Shed at 1pm, to join in simply enter the code #784556.

Class Read Tuesday 28th April:

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Tuesday 28th April:

 

The work for today continues to be set around our topic of "Why do we need farms in the UK?" I have been really impressed with the quality of the work which you are producing so far and how many of you are working at home and joining in with our Hive games on Spelling Shed. Please continue to take photographs of your work and upload them onto Class Dojo so that I can award your points and also ask me for any help should you need it! Today I have set topic, maths, VIPERS, grammar and a creative challenge for you to do.

 

There will be a Hive game taking place at 1pm to enter you need to enter the code #604752.

Class Read Monday 27th April:

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Monday 27th April:

 

At the start of the second week of the Summer One half term the work which I have set continues to be based upon our topic of "Why do we need farms in the UK?" Today I have set a maths task, a writing task linked to our topic, a grammar task and a VIPERS reading task for you to complete today. Please photograph the work which is produced and upload it to our Class Dojo so that I can award Dojo Points to the children and answer any questions which you may have.

 

We will be playing a Hive game on Spelling Shed at 1pm, to play along and join in you will need to enter the code #538020.

 

Timetable for week beginning Monday 27th April:

 

Please take a look at the timetable below, it will show the work which will need to be completed by the children this week. It will help you to structure their day and allow them to see how the work which has been set fits into the week and the next lesson.

Special Mentions - 24th April 2020

Good morning Team Geckos! This week's Special Mentions go to Aaron and Amelia.

Well done and keep up the good work! smiley We are all really proud of you.

Friday 24th April:

 

Today the work set will continue to link to our topic of "Why do we need farms in the UK?" Today I have set a maths, writing, grammar VIPERS and creative task for you to do over the weekend where you need to make an advert to sell your fruit or vegetable which you designed earlier in the week!

It continues to be brilliant to have some many fantastic pieces of work shared with me on Class Dojo! I wonder who will be first to reach 100 Dojo Points? Please continue to upload the work and log into Times Table Rockstars 

 

There will be a Hive spelling game at 1pm today again on Spelling Shed it is awesome to see the amount of you joining in with these games. To play along enter the code #426196.

Thursday 23rd April:

 

Today the work set will continue to link to our topic of "Why do we need farms in the UK?" It is amazing to see the work which you are producing so far and to see more of you joining in with our Hive games by the day on Spelling Shed! Well done. Today I have set maths, grammar, VIPERS and a writing task for you. Please continue to take photographs of the work which you complete and upload it onto the Class Dojo so that I can award your Dojo points.

 

In order to access the YouTube video for the "Why do we import food?" activity please use the hyperlink : 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Opt06QF9WY  

Our Hive game today will begin at 1pm and to play along you will need to enter the code #500237.

 

Wednesday 22nd April:

 

Today our work continues to be set around our topic of "Why do we need farms in the UK?" It has been fantastic so see so many examples of your great work and so many of you begin to play along our Hive spelling games! I have set a maths task, a topic task, a grammar task and a VIPERS task. I have also set one of our creative tasks this week too which involves you designing your very own vegetable! Please photograph and upload this work to Class Dojo so that I can award you Dojo points, if you have any questions or if you are unsure please use the message function to contact me if I can help!

 

We will be playing another Hive spelling game at 1pm. To play along you will need to enter the code #555374

 

Tuesday 21st April:

 

Today we will continuing with our new topic of "Why do we need farms in the UK?" It was great to see so many completed pieces of work yesterday and well done to everyone who joined in with our Hive game! Today I have set a maths task, a topic investigation task, a VIPERS task and a grammar activity. Please take photographs of this work and share it with me on Class Dojo so that I can award you points. If you have any questions please use the message function to ask me if you are unsure!

 

At 1pm we will be playing another Hive game if you wish to join you will need to enter the code #983950.

Monday 20th April:

 

Today would have been the first day of our new half term and we will be beginning work set about our topic "Why do we need farms in the UK?"  I have set a maths, writing, VIPERS and grammar task for you to complete today. Please photograph and upload them onto Class Dojo so that I can award you Class Dojo points and answer any questions which you may have. At 1pm we will be playing a Hive Game on Spelling Shed to take part today you will need the code #323503.

Timetable for week beginning 20th April:

 

Please take a look at the timetable below which will show the work which will need to be completed each day by the children this week. This will help to structure their day and let them see what is coming next and how the work links in with the topic! 

On Monday we will be starting work connected to our next topic! Our next topic is "Why do we need farms in the UK?" I will be setting work each day on here and Class Dojo. There will be a maths activity, a writing activity which will be based around this topic, a grammar/spelling activity and an exercise activity each day. Please continue to take photographs of your work and share with me on Class Dojo so that I can give you points! Remember to log into Times Table Rockstars and Spelling Shed to learn our spellings and take part in our Hive games! 

Friday 17th April:

 

Today would have been the final day of our Easter holiday and I have set one task and one challenge for you all to do! First of all I would like you to produce your own acrostic poem all about Easter using the template which I have uploaded to help or design your own if you wish! An acrostic poem is where the first letter of each line spells out a word down the page!

 

 

 

The challenge is to attempt this Sudoku if you can. I have included a hint to start you off!

 

Please upload your work onto Class Dojo so that I can award your Dojo points! We will be playing a Hive game at 11:30am and the code to join in is:  #937470

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday 16 April:

 

The challenge for today involves discovering information about the Easter Egg and why we give eggs at Easter. Did you know that people decorating Ostrich eggs can be traced back to over 60'000 years ago? I would like you to read the passage below and record 5 facts which you discover before sketching your own ornate Faberge Egg. After that I would like you to record 5 questions which you have about Easter Eggs and investigate the answers using the internet underneath.


For example:

How many Easter Eggs are eaten in America each year?

91.4 billion chocolate eggs are produced in America each year along with 90 million chocolate bunnies! 

 

Remember to upload your work onto Class Dojo so that I can award your Dojo points! Please log onto Times Table Rockstars and Spelling Shed  where today a Hive game will be taking place at 11:30am to play along please enter the code #916457

 

Wednesday 15th April:

 

Read the passage below which tells you all about Easter feasts in the Medieval times, during Lent people would fast (which means not eating some kinds of food and drink for religious reasons) from meat eggs and diary. Once this was over they would hold large feasts.

 

Your challenge for today is to design your own large feast for you and your family to celebrate Easter with. You can include whatever foods you like but try to label them and include 5 sentences or facts which explain reasons why you have picked certain foods.

 

Remember to keep logging into Times Table Rockstars and Spelling Shed and attempting the online spellings and times tables which have been set. At 12:30 today Mrs Walker will be inviting you to play a Hive Game on Spelling Shed! Please upload or send me by message any examples of your work on Class Dojo so that I can award your Class Dojo points! 

 

 

Tuesday 14th April:

 

I hope that everyone enjoyed the Easter weekend as much as possible! For today I would like you to create a colourful poster with illustrations using the information on the sheet showing how different countries around the world celebrate Easter. If you wanted you could even research extra information about other countries if you wish!

 

Thank you to everyone who is logging onto Times Table Rockstars and Spelling Shed, I can see that you are working really hard and this will make a difference! Keep up the great work,

 

Remember to upload your posters to Class Dojo so that I can see your amazing work and award you Dojo Points! 

Thursday 9th April :

 

The task for today involves matching prefixes and root words. We have worked on this in our grammar sessions in class recently and you were all amazing at this! Please share your work on Class Dojo so that I can give you Class Dojo points. Remember to keep logging into Spelling Shed and Times Table Rock  Stars, I have been really impressed by everyone who has been working hard and logging in so far! 

 

 

 

Wednesday 8th April:


The challenge for today is to carry out an interview about your experiences of staying at home so far! You could describe how you are feeling, how you have found home schooling and what you are looking forward to doing once all of this is over ! I have also included a poster which you may wish to colour or design your own  and stick in your window. Remember to share your work on Class Dojo so that it will be added to your portfolio and you will earn points! 

Tuesday 7th April:

 

Today's challenge Team Geckos is to figure out the value of these decimal numbers and order them using and applying the skills we have used in our Maths lessons in school before half term. Please photograph your work and upload it to Class Dojo and I can award your points!

 

Hi Team Geckos, I hope that everyone is well and are keeping yourselves and your families safe! This would have been the first day of your Easter Break so please treat it as a time to have fun at home!

 

Our first challenge for Monday is to design our own Easter Eggs! The work which you have been completing and sharing so far on Class Dojo has been amazing and I have been really impressed with your hard work and creativity! After completing lots of writing and calculations so far I thought that we would begin with something creative. Please take your time to create some colourful and interesting designs! If you really wanted you could find and discover 5 facts about Easter Eggs using the internet and challenge my knowledge through Class Dojo! 

 

 

Don't forget to photograph and send me your work so that I can add on your Class Dojo points!

 

I will be putting on a daily Easter Challenge everyday for the next two weeks. If you have any questions about this please do not hesitate to message me through Class Dojo and I will answer any questions as soon as possible. Have fun and eat lots of chocolate!

 

 

 

Class read - Friday 3rd April - read by Mr Straw

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Class read - Thursday 2nd April - read by Mr Straw

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Class read - Wednesday 1st April - read by Mr Straw

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Class read - Tuesday 31st March - read by Mr Straw

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Class read - Monday 30th March - read by Mr Straw

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Class read - Friday 27th March - read by Mr Straw

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Class read - Wednesday 25th March - read by Mr Straw

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Class read - Tuesday 24th March - read by Mr Straw

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Team Geckos' Class read - Monday 23rd March 2020 - read by Mr Straw

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As part of our Rock Morning Experience we compared the poem The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes with a song by the band Metallica. We compared similarities and differences before writing our own soundtrack to the poem!

As part of our ongoing maths work in class we are continuing to use practical manipulative from our tool kits to support our understanding by building and making the problems which we are are undertaking during our lessons.

The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes is our exciting topic this half term. We have studied the poem and created artwork to replicate the Purple Moor setting described in the poem. We have also written trip advisor reviews by putting ourselves in the role of disgruntled customers and guests off The Landlord's Inn!

As part of our experience we investigated the functions of the organs inside of the human body. First we watched an animated video which explained the functions of the organs and showed their appearance on a journey through the human body before working with a partner to match images of organs with their functions before recording these in our Learning Journeys..

As part of our “How do humans survive?” topic we followed in the footsteps of Charles Darwin and investigated how animals have adapted to suit their environment. We watched documentaries and used our iPads to scan QR codes to investigate information about these magnificent creatures before producing our our non-chronological reports which are displayed in class. We also created 3D models which make up part of our own Galapagos Giant Tortoise’s shell.

Year 5 have been investigating the effect which exercise has upon our heart rates. Year 5 children measured their pulses and resting heart rate before undertaking various exercises and comparing their results. The children then created their own bar chart to clearly show their findings before giving a detailed explanation about what they have discovered.

Year 5 investigated information about the Giant Galapagos Tortoise. We watched a documentary about these magnificent creatures and discovered some interesting facts such as a Giant Galapagos Tortoise can survive an entire year without eating or drinking! We produced our own non-chronological reports about these creatures and decorated hexagons using paint, found objects and paper to create our own textured 3D model of a Giant Galapagos Tortoise for our display!

Year 5 took part in a Reading Cafe which involved the children all discussing their reading book with their peers and giving a summary of the plot so far to encourage others to read their chosen book.

As part of our topic of “How do humans survive?” we have been studying the work of Charles Darwin. During our Charles Darwin experience we watched two animated documentaries showing his journey to the Galapagos. We noticed how the beaks of Finches were different depending upon what they ate. We conducted an experiment which involved using different shaped Forceps to investigate how many seeds we would be able to collect and then calculated the average to discover which shaped beak would be best suited for collecting and eating different seeds as this was how birds had adapted to suit their environment in the Galapagos.

As part of our topic of "How do humans survive?" Year 5 watched a documentary by Sir David Attenborough which showcased the rare and unusual animals and creatures which can be found on the Galapagos Islands. Year 5 recorded facts about these unusual creatures before creating questions of their own which they will be investigating during our core skills sessions this week!

Team Gecko thoroughly enjoyed working with a skipping coach as our pictures show! We were taught different skills and techniques for how to skip for enjoyment and to improve our fitness and stamina. We practiced skipping independently as well as part of a group before having the opportunity to showcase our talents during an assembly.

Year 5 spent a day working with Mr Pepper from Silverscreen productions to create our very own film using green screen about the plague hitting London during the 1600's. We used and applied our understanding and studied the lives of characters from the past and used these to inspire our own film. The children studied clips which gave them a historical understanding of this period and acted in the role of inhabitants of London from during this era whilst other children took the role of a modern day news reporter! We will be launching our film during January and we will invite you in to showcase our understanding!

As part of our topic about "What would happen if I got ill in the past?" Year 5 have studied the process of mummification and their excellent work is displayed alongside their canopic jars which the children designed and created.

The children from Team Gecko have been learning how to play the Djembe Drum which originate from Ghana!

Team Gecko were given the challenge to separate materials using sieving and filtering to remove sticks, stones and soil from water. The groups were challenged to create the cleanest water at the end of their experiment by removing the sediment.

Djanogly School Athletics Tournament at Djanogly City Academy.

Biome experience: The children were challenged by our Dora The Explorer learning leader to visit a range of different biomes and investigate how the plants and animals have adapted to live there.

In Year 5 we have been using place value counters from our new Maths Tool Kits to support us with our calculations for addition and subtraction, by making the calculation using practical resources.

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