Kestrel Class 8th June

Hello Kestrels! 

Well done for all the hard work last week, some lovely pieces shared with me through the Kestrel inbox, I have set up a Kestrel blog on purple mash this week. You can use the Kestrel blog to post work you want to share with your classmates or other pictures of things you have been doing during quarantine. There will also be a weekly ‘question’ posed for you to think about and reflect on and share your thoughts if you wish. 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. 

Daily Tasks

Reading – I hope you are all still managing to read everyday. It would also be a good idea to practise your comprehension skills. You can access some of the comprehension texts and questions on Espresso (discovery education). Why not go on to Espresso. KS2. English. Comprehension Upper. 

Read one of the texts and take the quiz to test your understanding and reading skills.

The login is: student23664 and password canary1

You could also catch up on the Espresso Key Stage Two News – it’s a good way to find out about what’s been going on, and I know you like discussing and debating current events in school so this is another great way to keep it up! 

I know that a lot of you are very switched on about current events and will be aware of some of the upsetting things going on in the news at the moment. Can I suggest you take some time to visit the PSHE section to learn about discrimination, it may help you to understand some of the things that have happened. Go to KS2. PSHE. Identifying and Combatting Discrimination. On the left hand side there will be options for you to watch videos, read fact files and more.

Times Tables

Keep practising those times tables, challenge yourself to brush up on the timestables you’re not as fluent with. TT Rockstars is great but if you’re looking for something a little different you could try: 

Key stage 2 > Maths > Scroll down to Times Tables Tester:

Writing – This is a lovely activity I came across. In school we’ve used this site before and entered some of their competitions such as the diversity poster competition. It’s a wonderful activity designed to connect people and build relationships. 

https://plprimarystars.com/resources/connecting-generations

Grammar – I have set you another two 2Do tasks for grammar on purple mash as these worked well and were popular last week. You don’t have to hand-in or save quizzes, it automatically sends me the scores once you have completed it. They are due on Sunday 14th June. 

Things to be mindful of: 

  • Suffixes are added to the end of a word.
  • Read carefully what the question is asking you to do. 
  • Some words belong to more than one word class, for example ‘fast’ can be a verb or an adjective.
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Physical Activity –  It’s up to you what activity you do at home, but it is important to keep a routine going. Rather than setting PE for you each week, try to join in with the Joe Wicks live school workout sessions.  Google PE with Joe.

If you want to try something different you could do as a family – click on this resource to find some ideas that suit you: https://www.getset4pe.co.uk/ResourceBank/ResourceCategory/1002

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 9 Hamilton Plans

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

This week explores the reading strands of retrieving information, summarising and explaining and revises word classes. 

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. You could upload your drawings to the kestrel blog after!

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.

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. Two peaks, activity 1 and 2. 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 8th 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 – Decimals as fractions

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

Tuesday

Lesson 2 – Understand thousandths

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

Wednesday

Lesson 3 – Rounding decimals

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

Thursday

Lesson 4 – Order and compare decimals

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

Friday

Maths challenge day!

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 weeks SPaG quizzes. Stay safe everyone!