School Closure – Year 5

Week Two: The Physical Geography of Europe.

Happy Friday Team Five,

We hope you’re all well, happy and enjoying this exciting learning adventure we’re all on. We wanted to say a HUGE well done and thank you to you all, for digging deep and getting stuck into your work – we have received some wonderful photographs via our class email (these have really made us smile). As we continue into our second week of learning from home, we would like to remind you all to keep checking this page to remind yourselves about the expectations for the week (that includes logging on to your various online resources…we are checking).

p.s. if you haven’t done so already, please take a look at our new class YouTube page, which will be used to model work and raise spirits – keep an eye out for special links loaded throughout the week for another chapter from our class book and other videos along the way. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNRmXWnzEKPRhL6TKmRgcIw?view_as=subscriber

Chapter 22: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wuNGxS_zr4&t=13s

Keep safe,

Mrs Willoughby and Mrs Whiting

Week two riddle: another week, another riddle – good luck!

What belongs to you but other people use it more than you?’

English:

  • Daily reading: you must read for at least 15 minutes everyday (please make sure this is logged in your reading log).
  • Spelling Shed: please continue to practice your spellings, using the games on the site. Once you’re confident with these, you can always practice the Year 5+6 New Curriculum Spelling List.
  • Written taskThe abandoned train yard: write a descriptive paragraph (using the image below) in your exercise book. Imagine you’re stepping out into the open, you cannot hear a whisper, you’re alone and this is what you find…tell me what your immediate response would be. Where would you go? What do you see? How would you feel? Can you hear anything? *Handy-hint* if you’re stuck with where to start…think about the five senses.
  • Punctuation wish list: adjectives, adverbs, expanded noun phrase, relative clause, emotive and atmospheric language. For a SPAG reminder, twinkl has some great examples – just type in what you need in the search box at the top of the site page. https://www.twinkl.co.uk/home-learning-hub
The abandoned train yard

Maths:

Religious Education: Lent Challenge continued… please remember to explain your answer with a well thought out explanation with reasons backing your opinion.

14 – ‘Should everyone in the world have equal access to the same things?’

Geography: For this week, we would like you to immerse yourself in all things European. Putting your geographer hats on, you must use your researching talents to find out about the physical geography of Europe.

Pssst…… remember: physical geography refers to natural features of an area. For example: climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts, rivers, mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes, and the water cycle. For additional support, please follow this link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2KfPFKQ_kM&t=322s

We would love to see what you have found out in your books. Please think about how you might present your work.

Geography Challenge: there are 44 countries in Europe…can you name them? If not, can you find them and jot them down in your books.

Have a great week Team Five!

Week One: Somerset project week

YouTube channel: Team Five with Mrs Willoughby and Mrs Whiting. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNRmXWnzEKPRhL6TKmRgcIw?view_as=subscriber

YouTube: class book chapter 21 – to comply with copyright laws, we have been granted special permission from Simon Schuster Publishers to continue to share our story online together. Please follow the link and enjoy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCj-6-_QrDs&t=4s

Please keep your eyes peeled for new video posts on our spangly new YouTube channel. We intend to load ‘models of work’ here as well as using this platform to share stories, fun activities and some laughs along the way. We hope you find it useful.

Hello lovely Team Five and Parents,

What an adventure we’re all on. Please see below an overview of the learning we would like the children to complete this week whilst learning from home. We have carefully looked over our plans and have selected some key aspects of learning that the children can do in the comfort of their own home. We will update this page on a weekly basis so please keep your eyes peeled. As well as the set work, we will also signpost useful websites which will support further learning for your child.

We hope you’re all well, happy and smiling – we miss you already and look forward to seeing you all soon.

Mrs Willoughby and Mrs Whiting

Week one riddle: in keeping with our classroom smiles, I will be setting the children some ‘optional’ riddles, which they can choose to log (at the back of their home working book). I will be awarding prizes on their return for correct responses.

I’m tall when I’m young and I’m short when I’m old. What am I?

English:

  • Daily reading: you must read for at least 15 minutes everyday (please make sure this is logged in your reading log).
  • Spelling Shed: please continue to practice your spellings, using the games on the site. If you’re confident with these, you can always practice the Year 5+6 New Curriculum Spelling List.
  • Project: Using Purple Mash, locate the “2 Do” tab. You will see that you have uploaded work. Please locate the “All about Somerset”. You will need to publish your findings in the style of a travel brochure/report (think about what we have recently done in class re:Hutton). Using the ‘think about’ tab (you will see this when you open the work task), you will need to research specific details: shopping, things to do, in the centre, culture, theatres, museums, art galleries and sports. I expect your work to be published beautifully (handwriting and presentation) across a double page in your exercise book. **Consider using columns, drawings, pictures and text boxes to illustrate and present your work. This project should run across the whole week, we expect technical vocabulary, statistics and a well thought out written piece – it is not a one-day-task.**

Maths:

Religious Education: we will be setting a weekly question from our ‘Lent Challenge’. In your books, you must put today’s date and the title, ‘Lent Challenge‘ followed by a subheading…

Life 13: ‘Would you rather do a well paid job or the job of your dreams for little pay?

You must explain your answer with a well thought out explanation with reasons backing your opinion please. I expect a full paragraph not a simple response. I am really interested and excited to listen to your views.

Physical Education: it is so important that you’re all managing to get active. If you would like some inspiration, I strongly suggest joining in with the masses and using Joe Wicks’ Live Daily PE lessons 9am Monday – Friday. You can load his live lessons via his YouTube channel – Body Coach TV. https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=body+coach+tv