Summer Holiday Home Learning

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.

Painted rocks, Summer, beach, flip flops, Awesome Summer Rocks ...

Paint / decorate a pebble

You can be as creative as you like. Have a look at the website below for some fun design ideas.

https://www.familydaystriedandtested.com/awesome-easy-rock-painting-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.

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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

Further Resources

Kestrel Class wc 13th July

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.

Daily Tasks

Reading Comprehension

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.

Monday.

^ 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.’.

Wednesday.

^ 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.

Thursday.

^ 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 kestrel@wicklewood.norfolk.sch.uk 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.

Monday

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.

Tuesday

Lesson 2 – Imperial Units.

Please use the presentation on the website and the attached activity sheets below. Again, make sure you understand the vocabulary.

Wednesday

Lesson 3 – Converting units of time.

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

Thursday

Lesson 4 – Timetables

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.

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!

Magical Mayans!

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: kestrel@wicklewood.norfolk.sch.uk Have fun!

Have a lovely week everyone, see you soon! I’m looking forward to catching up with everyone at the end of term.

Miss M

Kestrel Class wc 6th July

Hello clever Kestrels!

How are you all? It feels like such a long time since I saw you last. I’m very much missing the company and liveliness of you all. This week my bubble put on a circus and I couldn’t help but think of all the acrobats and gymnasts that are in our class. Not to mention the fantastic artists that would have produced the most brilliant decorations and the brave actors who would have made excellent ringmasters. If you were in a circus, what would your role be? Strongman? Contortionist? Lion tamer? Share your thoughts on the blog and let me know what you got up to at home! 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.

I love seeing you all interact on the blog. It almost feels like a small dose of normality in these strange times.

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!

Some brilliant facts on the blog after last week. I really liked Pheobe’s about how the Mayans figured out how to make bouncy balls using a chemical from a plant!

Some activities that I wish I’d come up with but were done by parents this week:

  • Making a Mayan meal using ingredients the Mayans had.
  • Mayan art – using leaves and outdoor materials with interesting textures to print repeating patterns. (Paint onto the leaf or object and press it onto the page)

Let me know if you have any other suggestions or do anything else interesting that others might enjoy, I would love to hear them and share them if you’re happy for me to do so.

Theo shared his completed Mayan Timeline on the blog this week if you fancy checking it out! (Thanks Theo)

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. In school, my bubble is on block 3 now and will be starting actual researching and learning more in depth information trying to respond to our W questions on our KWL grids.

I’ve been working through activities with the year 5 children in my bubble and they’ve been great soundboards for planning the unit. I love hearing about what you want to know about as it helps me make the lessons interesting. If you find out anything that you think is really interesting or have any great questions about the Mayans, I would love for you to post on the blog or email them to me so I can incorporate them in future lessons and see if I can research your ideas and create/find resources based on them to add to the magical mayans folder. Thank you for all your engagement so far! You are fabulous and I am very grateful for you all!

Reading

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

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

A lot of you really enjoyed reading Chapter 1 of Our Big Kitchen, this week in your 2dos you will see chapter 4 and 5 of ‘Our Big Kitchen’. For each chapter there is a multiple choice comprehension quiz and an open question comprehension quiz (this one will send to me for marking, the multiple choice will tell me your scores) to complete after you read the chapter.

There are also 3 SPaG quizzes to check understanding, one about commas, one about parenthesis and the other about adverbs of possibility.

^ 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).

Greater depth – Recalling from the text.

  • In the chapters you have read so far, remember three adjectives used to describe Sienna’s emotions. If you can’t remember exactly, you can use synonyms.
  • Since the start of the story, name 4 characters that we have met – other than Sienna – you don’t have to have exact names.
  • Think of 3 things you have learnt since the story began.
  • List 5 words that you think demonstrate good use of vocabulary from the text.
  • Using examples from the text, describe what you think is the most memorable part of the text so far.

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 – Virtual Author Visit

This week, key stage two have an exciting opportunity to be part of a virtual author workshop. In order to get the most out of this you should try to watch the videos and complete the activities, then apply the skills to write your own suspense text. It might be nice if you wrote your suspense text as if it was a ‘best write’ and we could share them with Mrs Allan to help inform your English teaching next year. I know she’d love to have some extracts to read from you.

Day 1. Our Author makes his introductions for himself and his masterclass. I would like you to complete the following activities (choose your peak but try to challenge yourself). In the PDF attached, read through the information and watch the videos then:

^ 1 Peak – Complete activity 1 and 2.

^^ 2 Peak – Complete activities 1, 2 and 3.

^^^3 Peak – Complete activities 1, 2, 3 and 4.

Day 2. Luke continues to talk about how to improve your descriptive writing by using the senses. Watch the video and then:

^ 1 Peak – Complete activity 5 and 6.

^^ 2 Peak – Complete activities 5 and 6 then watch the video on the page called ‘Show don’t tell’.

^^^3 Peak – Complete activities 5 and 6 then watch the video on the page called ‘Show don’t tell’ then complete activities 7 and 8 on that page.

All peaks: Have a go at activity 11, creating a book cover. It’s up to you whether you want to watch the video first or not. A lot of you already have a unique drawing style that you embrace and could apply to your front cover art or you might want to branch out and learn about a new style as well as a new story.

Day 3. Today is the day to ask a question to Luke, you can either email him directly or post your question on the blog (I will create a post you can comment on for this) and I will email them to him in a batch. Let’s show that Kestrel class comes up with the best questions! Watch the video on the page titled ‘Short sentences’, then:

^ 1 Peak – Complete activity 9.

^^ 2 Peak – Complete activity 9 and watch the video on the following page about editing.

^^^ 3 Peak – Complete activity 9 and watch the video on the following page about editing then complete activity 10.

All peaks: Read the examples of editing on page 11 and think about which you like the best.

Day 4. It’s time to put our skills this week into practise. We are going to plan a mystery story. Please use the resources in the English folder to help you with this. Firstly, read the Mystery Story WAGOLLs (What A Good One Looks Like), then use the ‘Writing a mystery story’ document to help with planning (if you want to do the star activities then use one of the WAGOLLs to do this). I have put the Cave of Requirement full document into the resources folder if you want to work through it. Use the planning structure or create your own to support the planning of your mystery story using features of a suspense text to help you.

^ 1 Peak – Complete the similes and adjectives sections of your plan and use notes to fill in the other sections.

^^ 2 Peak – Complete the similes, adjectives and metaphors sections of your plan and use bullet points to fill in the other sections.

^^^ 3 Peak – Complete the similes, adjectives and metaphors sections of your plan and use short sentences or bullet points to fill in the other sections and write 5 interesting sentence openers that you can use to make your writing more interesting OR create your own planning structure to suit your own writing using short sentences or bullet points to plan.

Day 5 – It’s writing time! I want you to use your plans to help you to write your stories and refer to the features on the checklist to help you keep your story in the right genre (mystery/suspense) and give you ideas of how to advance your story – you don’t have to include everything on there.

^ 1 Peak – Use your plan to write ½- 1 full page of A4. Don’t forget to use full sentences, start your writing at the margin if you’re doing it on paper, use paragraphs for each section to group your ideas and include your capital letters and full stops (or appropriate punctuation).

^^ 2 Peak – Write your story using interesting sentence openers to start each paragraph. Try to use short sentences to help you to build suspense and consider how you could add adjectives like cold, dark, miserable, somber, mysterious or similar to help you to set the mood of the text. Write 1-2 sides of A4.

^^^3 Peak – Use the ‘Have I finished..’ checklist like you would in school, think about all the techniques you have learnt this week like using short sentences, describing with the senses and editing afterwards. Write 2-3 sides of A4.

Greater depth: Design a front cover and write a blurb for your story.

Good luck – I know you will all try your absolute best and that is all I ask of you, please do email your stories to me at kestrel@wicklewood.norfolk.sch.uk when you’re finished! I would love to see your work and feedback and pass on your best pieces to Mrs Allan so she can see what hard-workers we have in Kestrel class!

Maths – Week 11 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 11, dated 6th 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.

This week is all about shapes (also known as geometry) – 2D, 3D, translation and reflection. I know that we have visited this periodically in year 5 and you have prior learning from year 4 and year 3 that you can apply to this also. I would recommend first visiting the resources below in the ‘Additional support for shape’ section to help you get started – some of them seem very obvious but are worth watching to recap vocabulary like vertex (/vertices), face, side, arc etc. It’s worth also being mindful about what vocabulary is used for 2D vs for 3D shapes. I’ve included some videos in your task for each day to help clarify/teach as if you were in the classroom watching an adult demonstrate the skills (corbettmaths is great for this – he offers very clear and straightforward mini-teaches).

Additional Support for shapes:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zjv39j6/articles/ztpwdmn – What are 2D shapes?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zjv39j6/articles/zcsjqty – What are 3D shapes?

https://www.mathsisfun.com/geometry/transformations.html – Simple explanation for parents and pupils, all about transformations – this is the one to go to if you’re looking for explanations about reflection and translation, it includes diagrams to help you understand.

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/basic-geo/basic-geometry-shapes#basic-geo-properties-shapes – loads of good resources and videos on this page for the different lessons this week. Also this page has quizzes so you can test your knowledge!

Monday

Lesson 1 – Regular and irregular polygons.

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.

Tuesday

Lesson 2 – Reasoning about 3D shapes.

Please use the presentation on the website and the attached activity sheets below. Remember a huge part of reasoning is being able to communicate your ideas and opinions using full sentences with mathematical vocabulary. Don’t just say ‘It’s a square.’ say ‘It has 4 sides that are equal lengths and 4 equal angles and 4 vertices, because of this, it must be a square.’ It’s just like how you use evidence from the text to back up your answers for reading comprehension.

Wednesday

Lesson 3 – Reflection.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zrhp34j/articles/z8t72p3 – What makes a shape symmetrical?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AE0w7QRjGqQ – This is a fantastic ‘How to’ and talks about reflections in mirror lines that are vertical and diagonal.

Please watch the videos above then use the presentation on the website and the attached activity sheets below.

Thursday

Lesson 4 – Translation.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zgthvcw/articles/z96k9qt – What are coordinates?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z2dqrwx/articles/zcjs97h – How can you transform a shape?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Dtz5fBe7_Q – Another brilliant corbettmaths video, this time on how to translate.

Please watch the videos, then 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. I really enjoy using shapes to create repeating patterns, you might like to have a go. This is a resource you may be interested in, it talks about rotational symmetry and has a tool that you can use to create it.

https://www.mathsisfun.com/geometry/symmetry-rotational.html – learn about rotational symmetry

https://www.mathsisfun.com/geometry/symmetry-artist.html – symmetry art tool

https://kidworldcitizen.org/islamic-art-lesson-for-kids/ – examples of rotational symmetry seen in Islamic art (sometimes referred to as Arabic art). They create some gorgeous tiling! I saw some of this in Israel, near the wailing wall, when I visited my family out there, maybe you’ve seen it on your travels?

Here’s a pattern I made with rotational symmetry:

You can rotate it clockwise or anti-clockwise and it repeats. Artists often use this to create wall-paper or tiles and it’s seen a lot in Islamic art as you can use it to fill a space without having any clear overlaps or gaps in the pattern.

https://www.homeschoolmath.net/teaching/g/polygons.php – scroll down to number 5 to look at how they use square paper to create tiling designs, you could apply this to draw rotational symmetry in your maths book.

Additional games / extensions / challenges

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.

Have a lovely week everyone, see you soon! I’m looking forward to catching up with everyone at the end of term.

Miss M

Kestrel Class wc 29th June

Hello caring Kestrels!

Talk about hot! Can you believe the sun we’ve had? I’ve got a new topic up on the blog this week, the challenge is to post a fact about Mayans, we’re aiming to get to 50 facts, I’ve started us off. 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

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!

Wow! I can’t believe how many of you have been getting involved about Mayans and I am so glad as it’s a fantastic topic we didn’t get a chance to cover this year. I’ve given lots of thought into research and I hope you keep researching using the different links, try out a quiz or complete activities.

Some activities that I wish I’d come up with but were done by parents this week:

  • Making a Mayan meal using ingredients the Mayans had.
  • Mayan art – using leaves and outdoor materials with interesting textures to print repeating patterns. (Paint onto the leaf or object and press it onto the page)

Let me know if you have any other suggestions or do anything else interesting that others might enjoy, I would love to hear them and share them if you’re happy for me to do so.

Theo shared his completed Mayan Timeline on the blog this week if you fancy checking it out! (Thanks Theo)

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/

A lot of you really enjoyed reading Chapter 1 of Our Big Kitchen, this week in your 2dos you will see chapter 2 and 3 of ‘Our Big Kitchen’ – take your time reading this. For each chapter there is a multiple choice comprehension quiz and an open question comprehension quiz (this one will send to me for marking, the multiple choice will tell me your scores) to complete after you read the chapter.

^ One peak/^^ Two peak – complete the multiple choice quiz.

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

Greater depth – Considering characters.

Have you ever had a time when you felt worried or anxious that somebody wouldn’t accept you?

What adjectives would you use to describe your feelings at that time?

What helped you to get through?

What advice would you give to Sienna?

Which other characters have we met so far?

Who do you think is going to be a key character and why?

How might they influence Sienna?

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 for Writing

Hi all, I changed my mind this week so ignore what I said in my video as I’d been undecided but I like this activity more and I think you will too. Instead of Hamilton, I thought it would be a good round up of skills if over the last few weeks we have a go at some writing pieces to put what you’ve learnt into practise.

Day 1. Pages 1-10. A big chunk today but a lot of it is just reading the story which you will be referring back to and exploring all week so take the time to consider what is happening in the story, talk to an adult about it, compare it to other books and pick out and look up unfamiliar words or phrases.

Day 2. Pages 11-13. Reading comprehension day. Questions about the text that will help to ensure you understand the story fully. Use these tips:

  • Answer in full sentences.
  • Use evidence (key words, phrases or sentences) from the text in your answers.
  • Refer to characters by name to show your understanding.

SPaG skills challenge: Complete pages 14-16 to practise your use of grammar.

^ 1 Peak – Complete the questions given

^^ 2 Peak – Complete the questions then come up with 3 of your own questions, if you email them to me, I will reply and answer them!

^^^3 Peak – Complete the questions, come up with 3 of your own (email them to me if you like) and then, imagine you were a character in the game. Write a short paragraph giving yourself a role in the story, it doesn’t matter if it overlaps with what happens in the actual story. For example:

Eric took a look around the room, he saw that everyone was scared and decided to take action. Two sixes had been rolled. The game was finally over and things were getting back to normal but he knew that people were worried it might happen again. He picked up the game, took out a marker and wrote in huge, thick, black letters ‘DO NOT PLAY THIS GAME!’. He was sure that would stop this happening again. As he put the game away he took a final look across the class, nobody was even looking his way, perhaps they forgot it had even happened.

Day 3. Pages 17-19. Rewriting the problem! Beginning here:

^ 1 Peak – Complete the pages as they are.

^^ 2 Peak – Complete the pages, come up with 2 or 3 problems that could come out of the game, Write 3 ways that the children could react to those things including adjectives.

^^^3 Peak – Complete the pages, come up with 3-5 problems that the game could cause/things that could come out of the game. Once you complete page 19, read through your work again and try to add more detail to enhance the mood of the piece and make it more dramatic, you can do this by using the senses.

For example:

At that moment, the entire room became silent. At the front of the room Maggie shivered and an icy cold spread throughout the class. A cool frost began to creep along the floor. Ear-piercing screams rang through the air. A bang louder than fireworks sounded. Silence. Miss Marfleet signalled to the children to get down onto the floor as the door handle turned.

You can play with your work then and start to vary your sentence lengths to build suspense or start changing out adjectives for synonyms using a thesaurus (there are some great online ones).

Day 4. Pages 20-22. Get planning! Beginning here:

^ 1 Peak – Complete the planning boxes in the booklet.

^^ 2 Peak – Complete the planning boxes in the booklet, then add adjectives that you can use to make your writing more interesting.

^^^3 Peak – Complete the planning boxes, then on a separate piece of paper/in your book, split your page into 6 and label each section: adjectives, verbs, adverbs, conjunctions, nouns and sentence openers and fill in each section with interesting examples of each that you can put into your text when it comes to writing. For example in the verbs section, don’t put walk, put strolled or stumbled or wandered.

Finally, for Day 5 – Page 23 onwards, time to put all of those skills into practise and write your story! Good luck, please do email your stories to me at kestrel@wicklewood.norfolk.sch.uk when you’re finished! I would love to see your work and feedback.

Maths – Week 10 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 10, dated 29th 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 Angles’ section and I would recommend for everyone to watch these before you start the lessons this week. We’re moving onto a new topic (finally the end of fractions, decimals and percentages has come) and for a lot of you this will be completely new learning, so take the time to watch additional videos.

Additional Support for decimals:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zb6tyrd – What is an angle?

https://www.mathsisfun.com/geometry/protractor-using.html – Simple explanation for parents and pupils and video and interactive protractor to have a go! I like this one!!

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/basic-geo/basic-geo-angle/measure-angles/v/using-a-protractor – video and down left hand side, advancements on that video if you want to keep learning more.

https://www.homeschoolmath.net/teaching/g/measure_angles.php – measuring and drawing angles with a protractor – video

https://www.dummies.com/education/math/geometry/how-to-measure-angles/ – interesting diagrams

Monday

Lesson 1 – Measure with a protractor.

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

Tuesday

Lesson 2 – Drawing lines and angles accurately.

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

Wednesday

Lesson 3 – Calculating angles on a straight line.

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

Thursday

Lesson 4 – Calculating angles around a point.

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

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

Magical Mayans

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