Virtual Sports Day

TO BE COMPLETED BY FRIDAY 19TH JUNE.

ANNOUNCED W/C 22nd JUNE!

Next week would have been our KS1 and KS2 sports days, although things are a little bit different at the moment, we did not want that to stop us… so we have changed the way that we are doing it this year!

Miss Marriott and Mrs Thacker have given you 5 races/challenges to complete:

  1. Triple speed bounce jump.
  2. Hurdles (all 5 hurdles count as 1 time through/1 point).
  3. ‘Sock’/egg and spoon race.
  4. Target throw.
  5. Dribble course.

We have made a video to show how to do each one. You can find these below.

  • Any (safe) objects can be used to do these challenges – toys or tea towels work just as well!
  • Count how many times through you can do each challenge in 30 seconds (you will need somebody to time you).
  • These challenges can be made harder by moving the obstacles further apart and increasing the distance or made easier by moving them closer together.
  • Put your family’s score (everybody is welcome to join in but please only put on 1 score per person) on the Microsoft forms link for your colour team (please check you are putting it on the right one).
  • Have fun – keep active Wicklewood!
  • If you would like to share some pictures of you completing our virtual sports day, please send them to lapwing@wicklewood.norfolk.sch.uk – we would love to see them!

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!

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!

Kestrel Class w/c 18th May

Maths and English Week Beginning 18.05.20:

English –

Continue to follow the Hamilton lessons if you can. There’s a range of activities, but feel free to dip in and out of the Hamilton activities and those that I post below. 

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

Alternatively, if you cannot access this, please complete the activities below:

Activity 1:

Read through this extract and find any modal verbs (such as will, could, might, must). 

Once you have highlighted any modal verbs you can find have a go at the activity below:

Now, using modal verbs, write 3 sentences about what Eric thought when he first arrived. For example:

When Eric looked out of the window, he must have thought it looked very different to his home.

Activity 2:

Read the next part of the extract below, as you do so, start to think about how Eric may feel and how the child in the story feels and how they are different.

Today, I would like you to continue practising using conjunctions. Write 2 paragraphs, 1 for Eric and 1 for the child hosting him. Each paragraph should be written from that person’s perspective about the other person. You should include 3 conjunctions in each paragraph. Use these prompt questions to help you:

  1. How might the child feel about the way the other looks?
  2. How much the child feel about the way the other acts?
  3. What might the child think the other is thinking?
  4. Do you think the child is happy to be around the other? 
  5. What might the child want to ask the other?

Here is an example paragraph, written from Eric’s perspective. 

I really like my host family as they have an amazing room in the house. I like to sit in the room because it’s full of food and I don’t have a room like that at home. I think my host family is a little strange, I work hard as much as I can so I can have a good future and use my education to find a good job and support my family but I don’t think my new friend is worried about that. Luckily, they seem happy to let me explore their home and they even take me to cool places where there is so much to see and hear, even the plants that grow here are different! I can’t speak very good English but if I could I would want to ask my new friend if they want to come and see my house one day – it’s not as nice as theirs but they seem to like the different plants I show them so they might like the ones that grow where I come from. 

Activity 3:

Read the final part of the extract today:

Once you have read that, have a look at the illustrations below that go with the text:

Using the text and the illustrations, have a go at answering the questions below, verbally if you want to:

  1. Now you have seen the illustrations, have your thoughts about Eric changed?
  2. Where do you think Eric comes from and why?
  3. What do you think Eric’s family are like?
  4. What do you think Eric’s gift is? 
  5. Would you like to visit Eric’s home?
  6. What do you think you would see if you visited Eric’s home? (Bonus: Draw an illustration of Eric’s home)

Maths –

White Rose has slightly changed their maths coverage alongside working with the BBC so you will now need to download the worksheets here first as they are no longer free. I thank you all for your feedback, White Rose is evidently popular with parents across the whole school so we are continuing to use them for maths coverage. Any questions, please free to email as always using FAO: Miss Marfleet as your subject line when emailing the office. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zhgppg8/year-5-and-p6-lessons/1

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

If you are unable to access this, try completing the following: 

Activity 1: 

Think about how we use bar models in school to help us with calculations. We have looked at similar things to the activity below before. It’s asking you to show the calculation by shading in the bar model but it also wants you to complete the written calculation with both an improper (top-heavy) fraction and a mixed number.

Activity 2: 

For today’s activity, you will need to find equivalent fractions and convert the fractions so that the denominator of all fractions is the same and matches the fraction that the bar model is split into. For example, if the bar model is split into 10 equal parts, your fractions should all have the denominator of 10 (be in tenths).

Once you have completed those, have a go at adding these mixed numbers below. Remember to add the whole numbers first and then the fractions before recombining them to find the answer.

Greater depth challenge: 

How do you simplify your answer? Could all answers be simplified? What would your steps to success be?

Activity 3:

Have a look at the bar models below showing subtraction calculations, how are they showing that they are subtracting a fraction? Don’t forget to do that on your own work. 

Once you have completed the above fractions work. Have a go at what is below, if it’s too easy and you are able to access it, have a go at subtracting some fractions with different denominators instead. You can roll a dice twice to generate a fraction or have a go at some of these using a bar model to help you. You will need to find the equivalent fractions first. 

Greater depth challenge: 

Why is it easier to convert the fractions so that they share a common denominator first? Are there any important rules to remember when subtracting fractions? Is it easier to add or to subtract fractions? Why? Do you have any clever tricks or tips for working with fractions?

Challenge: 

If you complete the challenge, have a go at writing a similar one of your own.

PurpleMash Parent Portal

Purple Mash Parent Portal

Purple Mash has a parent portal facility which allows parents and carers to create their own logins.

You can use the parent portal to see your child’s activity including 2Dos, completed work, teacher feedback, help videos and access your child’s account. Please see separate sheet guidance for further details.

You will need the parent code on the bottom of your child’s login card to set up your parent portal.

A helpful video on how to create your own parent portal can be found on YouTube at