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We would like all the children to be happy and well rested when they return in September, ready to begin another academic year. Their emotional wellbeing is so important; therefore, we are only providing you with a few activities.
Paint / decorate a pebble
You can be as creative as you like. Have a look at the website below for some fun design ideas.
Bring your pebble to school on 7th September 2020. We will be creating a very special path in our wildlife area using all your pebbles.
‘All About Me’ Double Page Spread
We would like all children to complete a double page spread about themselves. Use a piece of A3 paper (or two pieces of A4 stuck together) and add information to share with your new teacher so they can learn more about you. Children will see an example of a double page spread when they meet their new teacher on Monday 20th July or Tuesday 21st July. If your child is not in school on these days, you will find some examples below.
All classes will be looking at and using the double page spread in the first week back of school in September, so make sure you bring yours into school on Monday 7th September 2020.
Key Stage 1 Teacher example Key Stage 2 Teacher example
Summer Reading Challenge
Don’t forget that Norfolk Library is holding their summer reading challenge virtually this year. It would be great if you could take part.
Details can be found here … https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the parents for their continued support this year, particularly during the unprecedented times in the Summer term. We are incredibly proud of all the children and we cannot wait to welcome them back in September.
Have a wonderful Summer.
From the Wicklewood Teaching Team
Luke has answered your questions!
Goodness – who would have believed that we have reached the final week of primary school for you all and that it be so unlike any last week we have ever known! There are many things we would have liked to have done with you all, but we hope that you will leave us with happy memories and are looking forward to your new high school lives.
As any last week should, this one looks a bit different – we want to concentrate on transition activities rather than lots of English and Maths, although there is some of that to do too.
Class blog – we may not be able to say goodbye in the usual way, but why not sent a post to the class to say your farewells and wish everyone good luck. It would be lovely to see a message from every single one of you!
Crucial Crew– normally all the Y6 children in the county are invited to an event at Easton College where they are given lots of really useful advice and go through different scenarios to help keep you safe as you move on to high school. This year they have made a virtual event for you which you can access here:
There is also an excellent website set up by UEA which has a video and then a booklet to help you get ready for secondary school. I really recommend it!
English with a difference!
The British Library have a website packed with ideas that may spark your interest, and you could check them out over the summer holidays if you fancied something different to do. It includes things like making miniature books, creative comic book characters and writing your own nonsense directory. It really is worth a look.
Physical Activity – don’t forget to keep your physical health up in all the weeks you have over the holidays. Now that we can go out a bit more, and especially now that playgrounds are open again – why not venture out and get yourselves fit on the monkey bars etc?
In terms of transition – have a look at your high school’s information – what are you going to need for PE kit? Think about how you are going to get organised and remember to pack it and have it in school on the right days? Life will be different in high school – you probably won’t be able to leave it in school all the time and you definitely can’t expect parents to be dropping it off if you forget it!!
English and Maths
This week we are not setting daily plans –
- for maths there is a booklet based on organizing a cake sale (another thing we would have been doing earlier this term!!). There are lots of practical problems to work through based on the whole of the Y6 maths curriculum – you do need to work in order as you need the answers to some questions to answer later ones.
Don’t forget that you have your CGP revision and workbooks for maths and English if there are areas that you are not sure on, it’s worth trying to do a little bit over the summer to make sure you are well prepared for September – so this week, go through and make a note of any topics you are unsure of and come up with a plan of action!
- I would like you all to write a letter to the incoming Year 6 which I can share with them next term. It should be a general letter to all the class, and in it I would like you to think about what might be important for them to know as they start their final year at Primary School. Go on to Purple Mash and go to the 2Dos to find a template where you can write and save your letter 😊
- Choose a service from the Crucial Crew website listed above and explore some of their activities.
- Art –
You have achieved so much at Wicklewood and now it is time to reflect upon what makes you proud. Why not create a “Wheel of achievements” that displays your proudest moments? You can label each section with subject names eg. Maths, PE but also things like “Friendship” or “Hobbies.” Draw a picture or write a sentence in each section to show what you are proud of.
- Transition to Secondary School Check out the BBC Bitesize website using the link below. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zh4wy9q/starting-secondary-school/1
There are some really useful videos to look at. You might like to see what it is like to be at Primary school and moving up, and then move on to the Secondary school ones. Don’t forget – if you feel anxious that is quite normal!
Choose a couple to look at.
- Make a comic strip
Some of your best memories will be silly ones that make you giggle, some of them might be in our leavers book. Why not make an amusing comic strip of a funny moment from your school journey. Include thought bubbles and speech bubbles to bring it to life. Use bold colours.
- Do the website scavenger hunt (see attached sheet)
- Choose a couple more of the Crucial Crew services to look at.
- If you haven’t finished the Maths work, do some more on that, and also have another look at BBC Bitesize.
- If you are worried about moving up to Secondary School Childline have some good ideas to help you feel more at ease:
- I know some of you are very creative and also interested in design, architecture and engineering. Click on this link and there are a lot of ideas for projects that you might like to explore: https://www.architecture.com/education-cpd-and-careers/learning/riba-national-schools-programme/learning-resources/learning-at-home
- Choose a couple more of the Crucial Crew services. These are so important and really interesting!
- Bucket list
Not only is it important to value your past achievements, but also to set yourself some new goals. Why not create a “bucket list” of things that you want to achieve in your first year of Secondary School. This could include points such as making new friends; taking the bus to school by yourself etc.
There might also be some things you want to achieve in the holidays before you start. Learning to tie a tie,
baking a cake; completing the Summer Reading Challenge etc. etc.
- Also look at the video on Young Minds which is what it is like for children when they move up to High School.
- Coming together to celebrate the end of Year 6 is an important time in your life. We are going to miss you next year! Your Leavers’ book will have some happy memories to share. Can you add something to our Blog to share with your classmates? We hope that some of you will be able to get together in a socially distanced way over the summer holidays.
- Look at the Day 5 Transition PowerPoint attached from the PHSE Association. Use the sheet of resources to record your answers.
- Take a well-earned rest after all your hard work this term!
Please come back and see us next year when it is safe to do so 😊
Have Fun – it should be a good week. Happy learning!
Finally, a note for your parents. Thank you so much for supporting your children at home with their learning, and also in keeping them active and – most important of all – HAPPY. It has been such a difficult time and we are very grateful for all that you do for them.
Normally in school we would be doing activities to remind children about Staying Safe Online. If you would like some tips on how to speak to your child about this, please go to:
It’s a good, trustworthy site has some very useful ideas and guidelines.
Also at this time, we would normally have covered Puberty in order to ready the children for High School. As we have not been able to do this, I have attached some guidance and a PowerPoint from the PHSE Association which you may like to use to tackle this important subject at home.
Hello Brilliant Kestrels!
This is our final week of home-learning that I’ll be setting before the summer holidays. Next week I will get to see you all when you come to visit and meet your new teacher as well. In school, we’ve been reflecting on our memories of this year. I wonder what your favourite memories are of this year? Share your thoughts on the 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.
We are finishing ‘Our Big Kitchen’ this week. A lot of you have really enjoyed this book and said so, so thank you for your feedback! I’ll definitely use it again. This week we have chapters 6 and 7 (the final chapters). There is a reading comprehension multiple choice quiz for each chapter, and open-ended questions for each also. Then I have set a book review and a 2Respond task and an annotated diagram task (get your adjectives ready for that one!) that are all related to Sienna and the Our Big Kitchen story.
As well as that, there are 2 SPaG quizzes: ‘Samantha’s Day, which is about cohesion in paragraphs and ‘Anna and the trampoline’, which is about using modal verbs to show degrees of possibility or likelihood.
^ One peak – complete the multiple choice quizzes and 1 SPaG quiz of your choice.
^^ Two peaks – complete the SPaG quizzes and the multiple choice quizzes
^^^Three peaks – complete the SPaG quizzes and the multiple choice quizzes and the open question comprehension quizzes (I am still reading, marking and responding to every single one of these so keep up the hard work).
All Peaks: Have a go at the book review, 2Respond activity and annotating the diagram of Sienna with adjectives.
English and Maths
Remember, if your child is coming into school they need to be following the English and Maths detailed here at home as this is what will be followed in school and they will otherwise be lacking skills/previous work from the sequences, please don’t let them go ahead either or they will be repeating work.
Otherwise, you are welcome to use 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 – Talk 4 Writing – One Chance
This week, we’re going to have another go at a talk4writing activity. These are really fun and help you to immerse yourself in the text, thinking about how you can adapt it to suit your ideas and writing styles. Please email me your writing when you do your final piece, I’m loving reading them and responding.
FYI: Page numbers are in the top right corner.
^ 1 Peak – Read and complete pages 2 and 3. Use full sentences and don’t forget your punctuation.
^^ 2 Peak – Read and complete pages 2, 3 and 4. Use full sentences and try to use adjectives to make your sentences more interesting and conjunctions to add detail for the reader.
^^^3 Peak – Read and complete pages 2, 3 and 4. Use full sentences and try to use adjectives to make your sentences more interesting and conjunctions to add detail for the reader. Then, put yourself into the shoes of a character from a book you have enjoyed. For example, Arthur Trout from the Land of Roar. What might their wish be? Use the structure on page 4 to complete this.
EG. I wish I could save Grandpa from the Land of Roar without Rose coming.
I could have all the glory and everyone in Roar would love me and know how brave I can be.
However, it might all go wrong and Rose would never know, then we could both be stuck there forever and Grandpa needs his inhaler.
Tuesday. The Mirror of Wishes and The Mirror of Despair.
^ 1 Peak – Read pages 5 and 6. The Mirror of Wishes and The Mirror of Despair. Think about how the two poems are different and how they are similar. In your book, write 3 similarities and 3 differences. Try to refer to the text for your answers.
^^ 2 Peak – Read and complete the activities on pages 5 and 6, writing poems in the same style. Then, upskill your poems by adding an adjective to each sentence.
^^^3 Peak – Read and complete the activities on pages 5 and 6, writing poems in the same style. Then, upskill your poems by adding an adjective to each sentence and find somewhere to add in a preposition (or 3!!). Then have a go at using this style of writing to write a poem called ‘The Mirror of Deception.’ or ‘The Mirror of Mystery.’.
^ 1 Peak – Read and complete pages 7, 8 and 9. In your book, write down how you feel about the story, whether you like it or not and why. Make a note of any unfamiliar vocabulary, try to pick out 5 words, then use a dictionary (online if you don’t have a physical copy) to look up the meaning of those words.
^^ 2 Peak – Read and complete pages 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11. A busy one today with lots of reading and vocabulary to get stuck into!
^^^ 3 Peak – Read and complete pages 7 – 13! A lot of pages with a big push for your vocabulary, try to challenge yourself by using interesting and unique synonyms. Stay away from boring or common words.
^ 1 Peak – Read and complete the tasks on pages 14 and 15. Then complete the closer reading section that starts on page 16 and finishes part way through page 17.
^^ 2 Peak – Read and complete the activities on pages 14-18. This links into the power of 3 so make sure when you write your sentences you are thinking about using commas in the correct places where appropriate. You might want to look at these things:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBpQHmxRHmc – What is the rule of 3?
^^^ 3 Peak – Read and complete the activities on pages 14-19. This links into the power of 3 so make sure when you write your sentences you are thinking about using commas in the correct places where appropriate.
All peaks: Have a look at pages 20-21 about using speech effectively. It’s important to remember that at this stage in your writing, we are looking for you to be using speech to progress the story, not just for the sake of putting speech in. So, instead of saying ‘Ouch, that hurt!’ Jack said as Jim hit him on the head. ‘Well you deserve it.” “No, you do!” Jack was so angry that he had been hit.
You could write:
With a whack, Jim hit Jack. “Try that again and I won’t invite you to my birthday party next week.”. Jim hung his head, “I’m sorry Jack, please let me come. I’ve been so excited to go bowling, my mum never takes me. I just got a bit frustrated.”.
In the second example you now know that Jack is having a birthday party and that they’re going bowling and that Jim doesn’t get to go usually. The speech gives you insight into the character and events and takes your writing to the next level.
Friday – Planning and writing. Pages 22-24 today for all peaks.
^ 1 Peak – Use your plan to write 2-3 paragraphs. A beginning, middle and end.
^^ 2 Peak – Write your story using interesting sentence openers to start each paragraph. Try to use the skills you have looked at in this booklet and focus on using speech effectively. Try to include 3-5 examples of direct speech and focus on punctuating correctly. Aim to write 1-1 ½ pages of A4.
^^^3 Peak – Write your tale using 2-3 pages of A4. I’m really challenging you today. Try to Include the following:
- The power of 3 (2 examples minimum)
- Use 10 interesting vocabulary words and highlight these in your work afterwards.
- Use direct speech, correctly punctuated, at least 5 times.
- 2 examples of where you have used adjectives to create a ‘mood’.
- All of these punctuation marks: . , – ()
- An example of a simile and a metaphor.
All peaks: Draw an illustration to accompany your story, this could be of the main character or of a setting or something else from your tale.
Good luck – I know you will all try your absolute best and that is all I ask of you, please email your stories to me at firstname.lastname@example.org when you’re finished!
Maths – Week 12 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 12, dated 13th July.
PLEASE NOTE that the activity and answer sheets are now attached below to this webpage and are not available from the White Rose website.
Different units is the topic this week. Imperial, metric and units of time.
Additional Support for shapes:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z4nsgk7/articles/zwbndxs – Imperial Measures
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z4nsgk7/articles/zqf4cwx – Metric Measures
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pF_fkSeaY0Y – Corbett Maths, imperial and metric
https://www.mathsisfun.com/metric-imperial-conversion.html – Metric to imperial.
https://www.mathsisfun.com/imperial-metric-conversion.html – Imperial to metric.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/maths-ks2-using-timetables/zn2hy9q – All about timetables in real world context and if you scroll down further links to other topics to do with units of measure.
Lesson 1 – Metric Units
Please use the presentation on the website and the attached activity sheets below, be sure to look up or check any vocabulary you are unfamiliar with.
Lesson 2 – Imperial Units.
Please use the presentation on the website and the attached activity sheets below. Again, make sure you understand the vocabulary.
Lesson 3 – Converting units of time.
Please use the presentation on the website and the attached activity sheets below.
Lesson 4 – Timetables
Please use the presentation on the website and the attached activity sheets below.
Maths challenge day! Or, use this as an opportunity to go back and revisit anything you have found challenging so far.
Optional: Use the school day timetable (8:50-3:15) to design your ideal timetable for the school day. Don’t forget break times and lunchtimes and all your favourite subjects!
Please be aware that the Magical Mayans folder is a working document so resources may move and the folders will be added to periodically. You can access this still through the learning for WB 22.06.20. If you have any questions please email me: email@example.com Have fun!
Have a lovely week everyone, see you soon! I’m looking forward to catching up with everyone at the end of term.