Kestrel Class wb 22nd June

Hello Kestrels!

What a wonderful week! Gorgeous weather, virtual sports day, virtual big sing and lots of communication on the Kestrel blog. 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.

It’s certainly been a busy week in school for us and although I am enjoying being with my green bubble, I am missing all of you and am loving hearing from you on the blog. Sounds like there are a lot of exciting things going on from new puppies and turtles to zip lines and birthdays, I hope you’re all able to find joy at home despite missing your friends.

Daily Tasks

Magical Mayans!

Please be aware that the Magical Mayans folder below is a working document that I have recently created so resources may move and the folders will be added to periodically. If you have any questions please email me: kestrel@wicklewood.norfolk.sch.uk    Have fun!

Excellent pick up on purple mash this week, almost the entire class accessed the learning about the Mayans and there were many 100% scores recorded so well done all of you – if you didn’t get 100% try beating your score on this week’s quiz, all about Mayan Gods. The slideshow is available again for information and there is also more 2Dos this week now that you are becoming more familiar with the Mayans, you can choose to complete the activity creating a text about Mayan Gods, or you can complete the activity creating a text about Mayan pyramids or you can do both. As always, purple mash has fantastic information but there is nothing stopping you from doing your own research or if you don’t want to do it online, you can make a poster, a leaflet or write a non-fiction, information text about the topic you have chosen, using headings and pictures with labels and captions. Be creative, we all learn differently!

I have started to think about how I would want to teach this and what I would break this topic into if I was to teach it in class time (a first for me too as this is my first time teaching about Mayans!). I have started to put together a folder of resources, in which there is a range of learning tasks you can complete to learn about the Mayans that would help to replicate the kinds of work we might complete for a history topic if we were doing it in school. There is a bank of activities/learning tools and you can date it to show what you have completed and when and this could help to form a lovely folder of work on the Mayans.

I will attach this for the next few weeks and you can tick off the activities from the grid as you go. Remember, in school we would do 2 extended theme lessons a week and I would try to incorporate elements of Math and English so you can practise your skills within other subjects as well as learning about our topic so don’t shy away from picking those. Try to vary the activities that you choose.

^ One peak – 2 tasks a week.

^^ Two peaks – 3-4 tasks a week.

^^^ Three peaks – 5+ tasks a week.

Or if you’re willing and have the time, you could try following my planning and using the resources in the folders as if you were having the actual lessons. You will need somebody to have these discussions with though and I know that it’s very limiting being at home.

Reading

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

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

I have set a reading task this week on purple mash, in your 2dos you will see chapter 1 of ‘Our Big Kitchen’ – take your time reading this. There is then a related SPaG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar) test to take as well as a multiple choice comprehension quiz and an open question comprehension quiz (this one will send to me for marking, the rest tell me your scores).

^ One peak – complete the SPaG quiz

^^ Two peak – complete the SPaG quiz and the multiple choice quiz

^^^Three peak – complete the SPaG quiz and the multiple choice quiz and the open question comprehension quiz

Greater depth – compare this text with another that you have read recently, answer some or all of the following questions, verbally or written is fine but answer in full sentences.

1- What is the same about the two texts and why? (Try to pick 3)

2- What is different about the two texts and why? (Try to pick 3)

3- Which text do you prefer and why?

4- Which sentence do you think is most emotive and why? (emotive meaning thought-provoking and powerful in this instance)

5- Who do you think is the main character in each text? What makes them the main character?

6- If you were to rewrite part of the text, what would you change and why?

7- Can you find 5 adjectives in either text and suggest synonyms to replace them with?

8- Can you suggest why the author has chosen the setting they have?

English and Maths

Remember, 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. If not, you are welcome to visit other activities that better suit your home-learning environment and/or try out the links provided on this page: http://www.wicklewoodschool.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Year-5-additional-support.pdf

English – Week 11 Hamilton Plans

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

Day 1.  One peak, activity 1. Two peaks, activity 1 and 2. Three peaks, activity 1, 2 and 3. Don’t forget to answer questions in full sentences.

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 peaks 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 extra challenge.

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 fun-time extra.

Maths – Week 9 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 9, dated 22nd 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.

I’ve put some links below in the ‘Additional Support for Decimals’ section and I would recommend for everyone to watch these before you start the lessons this week. They’re great for consolidating learning even if you think you don’t need help. I find them useful for reviewing methods and key vocabulary!

Monday

Lesson 1 – Subtracting decimals with the same number of decimal places

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

Tuesday

Lesson 2 – Subtracting decimals with a different number of decimal places

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

Wednesday

Lesson 3 – Multiply decimals by 10, 100, 1000

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

Thursday

Lesson 4 – Divide decimals by 10, 100 and 1,000

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 for decimals:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zsjqtfr/articles/zsbd7p3 – what are decimals?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z7s48xs – adding and subtracting decimals

https://www.theschoolrun.com/what-are-decimals – what are decimals (for parents)?

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/arithmetic/arith-decimals/arith-review-dividing-decimals/v/multiplying-and-dividing-decimals-by-10-100-1000 – alternative video for multiplying and dividing decimals by 10, 100, 1000.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/z27xsbk/video – video for multiplying and dividing decimals by powers of 10 – I like this one.

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 and focus on depth of knowledge, really understanding the concepts and exploring them instead of just acknowledging the answers. These are very accessible for learners and you can pause the videos to go at your own pace.

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

Miss M