Kestrel Class 15th June

Hello Kestrels!

One step closer to summer, even though the sun has abandoned us a little bit this past week. Keep posting on the Kestrel blog, as long as you post with kindness, I’m happy to approve posts for you to start discussions with your friends, it’s a lovely way for everyone to communicate. To access the blog, log into purple mash then click on the ​sharing icon​that is at the top (a green globe) then the ​shared blog tab​and then the​Kestrel​blog.

Last week my bubble taught me how to do challenges on TTRockstars so I’ve responded to some of your challenges! I’ll play again at some point this week, some of you are definitely much faster than me though and I’m not sure I’ll ever be as fast as Mrs Smith who currently holds the teacher record in our school, under 2 seconds.

Daily Tasks

Magical Mayans!

If we were in school, we would have spent summer term studying the ​Mayans ​during theme. They are a fascinating people who lived long ago. I had the privilege of visiting Mayan ruins in ​Mexico and going to a place called ‘Xcaret’ that people often refer to as Mexican Disneyland. The whole resort is amazing and they have a huge show that they put on that teaches the audience all about the Mayans. I wish I could take us there for a field trip but as we’re social-distancing that won’t be possible, though I will make a note to petition Ms Brooks for a trip to Mexico next year.. I wonder what she will say. I digress. As we won’t be returning this school year, I found some resources on purple mash ​to let us do some studying of the Mayans at home. I will be setting 2dos ​for the next few weeks to do with the Mayans. For this week we will introduce the topic by reading the​‘Maya Slideshow’​. That will give us a starting point for our learning. Once you have read the slideshow, have a go at the ​‘Maya quiz’​. There is a lot of reading on the slideshow so you may want to spread it out and read a few slides each day and use this as your reading for the week. You know where your levels of challenge are and what will suit you the best.

Reading

The summer reading challenge has opened early this year and is online now.

Details at https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/

Mrs Leaford will be sending out some information on this so keep an eye out if you haven’t already seen!

English and Maths

To give your child a set of fully planned and accessible tasks to do at home, we are recommending Hamilton Trust’s website and the White Rose Maths website (working alongside BBC Bitesize currently).

Don’t forget that I have put a set of links to other websites with options for Maths and English if you are finding these too challenging or not challenging enough or would just like

a change. ​However, please let me remind you that if your child is coming into school they need to be following the English and Maths from Hamilton and White Rose at home as this is what will be followed in school and they will otherwise be lacking skills/previous work from the sequences.

English – Week 10 Hamilton Plans

https://www.hamilton-trust.org.uk/blog/learning-home-packs/

This week is quite an emotive one, I certainly felt that way listening to the “message to myself in 6 months”. It made me really miss my family and friends and I know a lot of you are too so I hope you’re all able to connect with the work this week and embrace the emotive language! It definitely gives a chance to reflect on our current situation.

Day 1. Activities 1 and two for one peak, make sure you are answering in full sentences with your best handwriting. Two peak do 1,2 and 3. Three peak do Fun Time Extras. If you are feeling brave, I would be honoured if you shared your scripts and/or videos with me through the kestrel inbox or if you’d like to share with everyone you could post on the blog.

Day 2. One peak do Activity 1(but only read half of the text if you are somebody that finds reading challenging) and Activity 2. Two peaks do all of activity 1 and 2, then have a go at one of the fun time activities. Three peak do all activities and the fun time activities. If you are feeling brave, I would be honoured if you shared your scripts and/or videos with me through the kestrel inbox or if you’d like to share with everyone you could post on the blog.

Day 3. One peak, activity 1. Two peaks, activity 1 and 2. Three peaks, activity 1, 2 and 3. All peaks, have a look at the funtime extras.

Day 4. One peak, activity 1. Two peaks, activity 1 and 2. Three peaks, activity 1, 2 and 3. All peaks, have a look at the funtime extras.

Finally, for Day 5 – One peak, activity 1 and 2. Two peaks, activity 1, 2 and 3. Three peaks, activity 1, 2 and 3. All peaks, have a look at the funtime extras.

Maths – Week 8 White Rose Maths plans:

This week we will be following the White Rose Maths Home learning pages at https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/We are up-to-date and carrying on at week 8, dated 15th June.

PLEASE NOTE that the activity and answer sheets are now attached below to this webpage and are not available from the White Rose website.

If you would like more of a challenge for your child, please look at the additional section below and I would highly recommend joining in with Gareth Metcalfe’s daily Y5 & 6 Maths lessons at http://www.iseemaths.com/lessons56/​these are a wonderful resource. Some lovely positive feedback on this from a couple of parents who said it was a great challenge.

Monday

Lesson 1 – Understand percentages

Please use the presentation on the website and the attached activity sheets below.

Tuesday

Lesson 2 – Percentages as fractions and decimals

Please use the presentation on the website and the attached activity sheets below.

Wednesday

Lesson 3 – Adding decimals with the same number of decimal places

Please use the presentation on the website and the attached activity sheets below.

Thursday

Lesson 4 – Adding decimals with a different number of decimal places

Please use the presentation on the website and the attached activity sheets below.

Friday

Maths challenge day! Or, use this as an opportunity to go back and revisit anything you have found challenging so far.

Additional games / extensions / challenges

Additional Support

Check out these fraction learner guides on bitesize and have a go at maths of the day with Gary Lineker. ​https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zhdwxnb

https://nrich.maths.org/2361

https://nrich.maths.org/10354

Don’t forget to have a look at some of the family challenges! Check out the kestrel blog on purple mash and complete this week’s reading and quizzes. Stay safe everyone!