Welcome back to the second half of summer term. We hope that you are all continuing to stay safe and well at home.
Below you will find a series of learning resources to continue to support your child with their learning at home. We are continuing to use Talk for Writing as the basis for our English work and are now moving to White Rose for our Maths work. These resources should provide the children with an hour of learning for each subject each day. In addition to this, there are also some resources related to our summer term topic, staying active, practical ideas and additional English and Maths further down the page if the children wish to do extra work.
If you find that the work set is too easy/difficult, please feel free to access the resources from the year group below or above. You may wish to print off the resources and complete them if you have a printer available at home. If not, all children were sent home with an exercise book that they may use to record in. Please also note that the school has donated to the NSPCC for use of the material.
Week beginning 29th June
The next two week talk for writing unit for year 5 concerns writing about what the world would be like for an elf. Pupils may also work on the year 6 unit of narrative writing titled 'Hidden Treasure' if requiring a greater depth challenge by following the same talk for writing link below.
For this half term, we are moving to using the White Rose Maths home learning resources. Every week there are four lessons. Each lesson has a video for the children to watch which explains the learning concepts and models examples. There is then a worksheet for the children to complete, which includes a mixture of calculations, problem solving and reasoning tasks. There are also answers provided.
For year five, when you open the link, please scroll down to the bottom of the page and select ‘Summer term-week 4’. The four lessons for the week focus on building the children’s understanding of area and fractions. The teaching video is available through the White Rose link below and we have downloaded the four worksheets for the week below this link. On a Friday pupils can take part in the BBC Bitesize maths challenge using the link at the bottom of the Year 5 page. If the work set is too easy/ difficult, please access the White Rose resources for other year groups.
In the Summer term, Year 5 should be studying ‘Mountains and Explorers’. If they wish to, children may like to do some research around this topic. The children may wish to find out about world mountains and mountain ranges, world climates and tourism, as well as discover how mountains are formed.
If your child would like further English/Maths work, please use the home learning packs from Classroom Secrets and Head Start which are available below. We have recently updated the Classroom Secrets pack so there is new content available.
In addition to this, practical learning ideas and online games are also outlined below. There are also external links available to both the Oak National Academy and BBC Bitesize resources which will further support your children's learning at home.
In order to help you to stay fit and healthy, we have also added a link to Get Set 4 PE which includes ideas for activities you can carry out to stay active at home.
In English, we have been finding out how to write speeches. We looked at persuasive techniques and wrote our own speeches encouraging men to join the army! We then performed our speeches thinking carefully about volume, intonation and movement
Composing Film Music for Goodnight Mr Tom
On Friday, we looked at the opening scenes in Goodnight Mr Tom. We identified there were three main scenes:
1. Going to church
2. Hearing Neville Chamberlain's announcement that war had been declared.
3. Seeing the evacuated children on their train journey.
We had previously studied a variety of war themed film pieces and identified their mood and structure. We used this knowledge to help us to compose music for the three scenes using a glockenspiel or xylophone. Some children even bravely performed their compositions. The children then recorded their music in their topic books, thinking carefully about the tempo and dynamics of each scene.
Over three weeks, we created Blitz silhouettes in our art lessons. In the first week we discussed what a 'graduated background' was. We then planned our designs before painting our graduated backgrounds. We also created searchlights using masking tape. In the second week, we researched London architecture at the time of World War II to help us to plan our silhouettes. Finally,we made our silhouettes and added them to our backgrounds.
Irreversible Changes - Making butter!
In science, the children used up some of their energy to make butter from whipping cream. As you can see from the photos, it was a very fun afternoon and the children's write up was as successful as their butter making. After creating butter, the children then tasted it on bread (another irreversible change).
This afternoon, Year 5 transported back in time to World War Two and entered Bletchley Park. We found out about the importance of code-breaking during the war and then were set a challenge... to crack the messages! The children worked in pairs to solve some very complex codes. As you can seen from the photos, the concentration and competition was intense during this lesson.The problem-solving skills and perseverance shown by everybody was exceptional! Bletchley Park would have been very happy with their new recruits.
In science, the children were set a challenge to use equipment to filter dirty water to make it as clean as possible. The teams worked amazingly. They thought of brilliant innovative ways of filtering the water without any guidance! I was so impressed with the collaboration in the lesson and how supportive all the children were of their peers. Congratulations to the winning team! I am looking forward to lots more science fun this year! Well done 5HP.