Kestrel Class Tue 31st March

For Maths and English, continue to follow the Hamilton lessons if you wish. 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/

English – 

Think back to our writing to persuade. In your home-learning book, mind-map or list as many features as you can for persuasive writing. Research appropriately if you have blank page syndrome. Bitesize is always a great place to start.

Maths –

To help with our recent learning, have a go at Week 1 lesson 1 on the white rose maths website. 

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

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

Challenge:

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

Music –

Access YUMU using your unique log-on and recap some of our music learning. Practise our latest music song. I have updated this to progress onto the next parts of the lesson to keep us continuing.

Computing –

I have added 2dos to your purple mash, there’s a variety of activities on there so have a go at whichever and I can mark these and review as and when. 

Kestrel Class Mon 30th March

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

hamilton-trust.org.uk/blog/learning-home-packs/

English –

Review your use of paragraphs. I’ve attached a powerpoint (attachment d) aimed at younger students but containing some great information for review. Have a read through and then practise writing paragraphs with clear topics. Use the topic of climate change for inspiration. Write 2 paragraphs that contain clear and separate ideas such as raising temperatures and deforestation. Make sure you use lots of interesting sentence openers and conjunctions to extend your sentences.

Maths –

Revising shapes:

Look around your house for as many 2D and 3D shapes as you can, draw them into your home-learning book and label them with the correct shape name. Try and get at least 10 shapes.

Have a go at one challenge a day:

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

Science –

We recently spent our final day trying to squeeze in our science project that had been planned to last 3 days! Well done to those who were present as we got so much learning done I was blown away! Our topic is currently Earth and Space and we have focussed on the solar system. On our final morning we learnt all about the different planets. Please complete one of the following activities:

  1. Pick a planet to research and write a fact file about it with as many interesting facts as you can find. 
  2. Create a model of our solar system using craft items around the house.
  3. Design a rocket that could take you to Mars, research the features your rocket will need to survive in space and manage a landing and take-off. Label your rocket to show the materials you have used, the special features that will help it to survive in space and the unique design features you have added to support the astronauts in space.

Kestrel Class Fri 27th March

For Maths and English, continue to follow the Hamilton lessons if you wish. 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/

English

Today we are going to focus on using subordinate conjunctions. Access the sites below for information on subordinate conjunctions if you need/for review.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwwp8mn/articles/zqk37p3

https://www.grammarly.com/blog/subordinating-conjunctions/

https://www.chompchomp.com/terms/subordinateconjunction.htm

Once you feel more confident with subordinate conjunctions, write a short extract (1-2 paragraphs) using subordinate conjunctions where appropriate as if you were Theseus, thinking about what will happen when he comes face-to-face with the minotaur! Use first, second or third person and try to include some emotive language that helps the reader to understand how Theseus is feeling.

Maths

Revising the operation of division:

Please access this resource (attachment c) and complete either the 1, 2 or 3 peak task. Answers are included so you can check your work after you finish.

Have a go at one challenge a day:

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

Celebration Assembly – 

In the absence of our celebration assembly, imagine you were giving out awards for your family. What would they get a certificate for? Write your thoughts in your home-learning book. You could even design them certificates if you wanted.

Art/Geography

As you know, we love an arty activity on a Friday afternoon to finish the week. However, we would have had Geography if we were in school so a combination of the two…

Can you use your map skills to draw a map of the downstairs of your house. You can include grid squares with letters and numbers to use for coordinates and if you like you can include your garden.

Challenge yourself by writing 5 questions for somebody to solve using your map. For example, what item can be found at the coordinates A,6? Or, where would you find the kitchen door?

Kestrel Class Thu 26th March

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

hamilton-trust.org.uk/blog/learning-home-packs/

English –

Please access the reading comprehension attached (attachment a). Read through the text and then answer the questions in your home learning book. It is important that we keep up our comprehension skills as much as possible so we are able to accurately communicate about what we are reading and ensure that we are fully understanding what we have read. With that in mind, keep having lovely conversations about books. Don’t forget to answer the questions using full sentences and use lots of conjunctions to add detail (such as and, because, so).

Maths –

Revising the operation of subtraction:

Have a look at this maths game. (attachment b) It helps you to practise your subtraction. Have a go at creating your own maths game to practise subtraction. Challenge: Get a family member to play it with you! Getting some great feedback for the maths challenges, very satisfying when you get the solution! Stick with it. 🙂

Have a go at one challenge a day:

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

French –

Go to www.linguascope.com – the username is wicklewood and the password is wickle01.  If you go into the Beginner section and click the French flag look for Occasions spéciales and then click on Pâques.  Listen to the presentation before trying out the games – always try to repeat the pronunciation when you hear it.  See if you can find out about how Easter is celebrated in France.  

PSHE –

We have been learning about the International Rights of the Child. 

Click on the link below: 

https://www.unicef.org/eca/crc30-every-child-every-right

Watch the video, then think about what you would fight for if you were able to make a difference.  Would it be for all children to have an education? Or would you want to protest about climate change?    

While you are at home: Are there some little things which YOU could do to make a difference.? Talk to your family about what you could do.  Maybe you can help to ensure more things are recycled, or could you help to cook meals that use up left- overs?

Kestrel Class Wed 25th March

Following discussion with the year 6 team, we have reviewed the resources that the Hamilton Trust are providing on their website. Their resources are thoroughly planned and come with useful explanations taken from their slides. In the interest of providing resources that are able to help with consolidation, I attach a weblink that will allow you to directly access these resources. They have a daily Maths and English lesson for year 5. 

https://www.hamilton-trust.org.uk/blog/learning-home-packs/?utm_source=Hamilton+Trust+Bulletin&utm_campaign=11c7161c6c-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_03_16_12_55_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_24fafe3d7c-11c7161c6c-128556757

If you can, I would suggest you access these resources in the first instant for Math and English review. I will also put on a daily English and Maths task for those that are unable to reach the Hamilton lessons. If you could email me via the office, it would be helpful for me to know whether you are able to reach the Hamilton Trust lessons or not and if you are finding them useful and accessible or whether you would prefer a shorter, less resource heavy task each day. As we are all experiencing this for the first time, all feedback is welcome and useful. Thank you all for your support, encouragement and understanding during this time.

English – 

Recap the features of a recount, use a mind-map to demonstrate what you remember. Then have a go at writing your own first person recount of the first day you spent home-learning. Try to include as many features as possible. Then go through your recount and highlight and annotate the features you have included. As a side-note, this will be a unique experience for you all and to give you something to look back at, you might want to keep a diary or journal of your day to day activities as an additional activity. 

Maths – 

Revising the operation of addition. Use column addition to add 2, 4 digit numbers –  you may want to roll a dice to generate the numbers. Consider where you would exchange. Then, think about what other methods you can use to add numbers. Are there any easier techniques that can make adding numbers more efficient, such as partitioning? Consider how you would demonstrate that. Once you have practised using addition, think about how you would check your answers.

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PE – 

Learn a new skill that requires hand-eye coordination. This could be throwing a ball or another object into the air and catching it with one hand. If it is your right-hand and you are right-handed, make it more challenging by using your left hand or vice versa. Consider how to make your skill more difficult, such as by throwing the item higher each time or putting one hand behind your back. 

Some skills you may want to try are: 

  • Football keepy-uppies 
  • Throwing and catching with a family member
  • One-legged pistol squats
  • Balances

RE –

Think about the religions you have learnt about across your whole school career. Which religion do you think you know the most about? Create a fact-file for that religion. Use BBC Bitesize to find out more about that religion. You may want to use the link below to help you:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z7hs34j

Challenge: Use the link to help you learn about a new religion. 

Super Challenge: Learn about two religious festivals and compare and contrast between the two using a similarities and differences table.


Stay safe all,

Miss Marfleet

Kestrel Class Tue 24th March

Hello Kestrels,

I hope you’re all staying safe at home. To keep us on track I have organised work in line with our lessons to cover our usual weekly timetable. To confirm there will be no new learning, just consolidation of what has been taught already. During the final week of school being open, we completed our unit on fractions which means you are all well deserving of a break over the Easter holidays! Until then, I’ll be setting some work to target those areas that proved more challenging or that need review as well as reviewing all the other learning we have done so far this year. That means you may need to think really hard all the way back to September!

English – 

Research and choose 3 poetic styles (examples of this include things like haikus, narrative poems, limericks and others). Then create a table to contrast the similarities and differences between the poetic styles. Consider the poetic devices used.

Maths –

Practise using the 4 operations. 

  • Multiplying 4 digit numbers by 1 digit numbers (or more if you are comfortable)
  • Dividing using the bus stop method (with remainders)
  • Add 2 or more 4 digit numbers together using short column addition
  • Subtract 3 digit numbers from 4 digit numbers using short column addition

Have a go at one challenge a day:

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

Music –

Access YUMU using your unique log-on and recap some of our music learning. Practise our latest music song.

Computing –

Make progress on your code.org express course. I will be setting some activities through google classroom so if you haven’t already, practise logging onto your google classroom page by going onto google chrome as a web browser (if you don’t already have this it is free to download). Then on the top right corner click the circular icon and log into your account using your animal @wicklewoodschool.co.uk and your password. For those of you in school over the last week, we practised this in computing. This might look like this:

unicorn@wicklewoodschool.co.uk

Wick1234

If you need reminding of this or any other log-ins please contact myself via the office by emailingoffice@wicklewood.norfolk.sch.uk and putting your subject as FAO: Miss Marfleet – this will ensure the email is then redirected promptly so I can assist you, for any other queries please direct emails in the same way. 

Thank you,

Miss Marfeet