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Summer Term 2 - Week 6: beginning 6th July

Hi everyone!

We hope you are all keeping well. Thank you to everyone who sent us emails of what they have been up to this last week- it is great to see so many of you maintaining such fantastic motivation towards your work. We have been particularly excited by the efforts we have seen lots of you have made with TTRS - we are still hanging on to our lead in our current Rock Battle. Please keep active on TTRS this week so we manage to maintain our lead and win our battle - it ends on Friday at 3.15pm!

It was also great to see so many of you on our Zoom call on Friday - I hope you enjoyed the scavenger hunt. If you have any ideas of games we could include this week, email your ideas to us by Wednesday when we will be sending out the link to you all for the next catch-up.

We hope you are continuing to enjoy the class text - Percy Jackson. We will be setting work on the final chapters of the book for next week's learning so please continue to read and try and get to the end if you can.

 

This week's learning is a range of transition activities for your new class teacher. As normal, please continue to send emails of work you complete to our email address and we will ensure the teacher you will be having next year gets to see your efforts! Please follow the link underneath to find the activities for this week.

 

A special well done also to Kaiyan, Zoe and Will for gaining certificates again on Mathletics this week and also to Amy, Elsie and Maya who achieved certificates last week. We are very proud of your super efforts!

 

Summer Term 2 - Week 5: Week beginning 29th June

Hello Dazzling Dolphins. Thank you again to so many of you for joining our zoom calls! It's great to catch up and see all of your faces. We will send out the link to the next meeting on Wednesday and also set you another fun challenge to prepare for this Friday's call. 

This weeks maths is focusing on angles; we are continuing our Percy Jackson work for English; and we are looking at a football illustration to creation challenge. Please use the link below to access the learning on the Year 5/6 Home-Learning Page.

Keep up the 'dazzling' work! 

Mrs Brown and Mrs Hartshorne :)

Summer Term 2 - Week 4: Week beginning 22nd June

Hello everyone. First of all, we would like to say how lovely it was seeing most of you on Friday for the first time since March! We really enjoyed the zoom calls and are looking forward to speaking to you all again next week. We will send out the link to the next meeting on Wednesday and also set you a small (fun challenge) to prepare for this Friday's call. If you were unable to join our call last week, but will be available this Friday, then we would love to see you as would all you friends. We will send a link out to everyone, so if you are free you are able to join us.

This weeks maths is on reading and interpreting tables and on multiplying decimals; we are continuing our Percy Jackson work for English; and have set you some work for French and RE. Please use the link below to access the learning on the Year 5/6 Home-Learning Page.

Well done this week to Isaac, Amy, Kaiyan, Riyan, Oliver, Will, Leo, Harley and Daniel for all making fantastic efforts on Mathletics - you all earned a certificate this week by earning at least 1000 points. Riyan, Kaiyan and Alfie also have again made superb efforts on Spelling Shed and have ended the week in the Top Ten high scoring pupils across the whole school! Keep up the brilliant efforts all of you- we are impressed!

Mrs Brown and Mrs Hartshorne smiley

Summer Term 2 - Week 3

Week beginning 15th June

 

Hi everyone! Thank you for getting so involved in Science Week last week. It was great to see so many of you enjoying learning the topic and doing some fantastic work at home. If you have chance, take some time to look at the photos from last week; the fact files many people created for the different planets were particularly fascinating and are worth a read!

This week we are back to learning more about Ancient Greece and completing more tasks on our Percy Jackson book.

We know many of you, despite great efforts, did not have chance to complete all of the suggested reading of the Percy Jackson book from last week but don't panic if that is the case. We have provided a summary of the chapters we asked you to read. Additionally, this week's tasks only require you to read 3 chapters so you can catch up on the book as you go through the week. smiley

We have been super impressed with the efforts everyone is continuing to make with on-line learning too. We achieved a lot of certicates for Mathletics this week - well done to Alfie, Tahlia, Amy, Elsie, Kaiyan, Riyan, Hanna, Zoe, Oliver, Will, Isabelle, Nancy, Sienna and Daniel. A number of you are becoming close to completely finishing all of the summer term assigned tasks which is a super achievement. Whenever, we see you have run out, or are running low on tasks, we keep assigning you more so you will always find you have something you can attempt.

In Spelling Shed this week we had both Riyan and Nancy in the Top Ten across school. Libby, Tahlia, Kaiyan and Alfie also scored very highly. Well done to you all. Keep up the fantastic efforts with your spelling practice everyone.

In Bug Club, we still had a few people logging on and reading books despite having the Percy Jackson text to read this week. Well done to Alfie, Tahlia, Maya and Zane each for completing at least one book.

 

We look forward to seeing how you get on with the tasks this week. Please send us an email with some of your work and remember you can still ask us for help whenever needed.

Mrs Brown and Mrs Hartshorne smiley

 

Please access your learning tasks for this week by following the link below, as you did last week.

 

 

Summer Term 2 - Week 2

Week beginning: 8th June


Hello Dazzling Dolphins! Thank you for a cracking start to Summer Term 2! We have been so impressed with your enthusiasm towards your new class text in English, your ongoing commitment to your Maths work and your innovative and creative designs for Greek sandals in your topic work. 

As some of the Y6's return to school, we will still be providing learning online for those pupils who are staying at home and hope you continue to enjoy the learning activities we post. Miss Walker and Mr Phillips are going to be in school working with the Y6 pupils, so it will be mainly Mrs Brown and Mrs Hartshorne who will be checking in with all the pupils in Y5/6 who are remaining to work at home and keeping in touch with them all through email. As a result of this, we have created a new class page called 'Y5/6 Home Learning Summer 2.' All of our new learning activities and class photos for the remainder of Summer Term 2 will be posted here. This page can be found via the internal link below or on the 'Class Pages' tab of the website. 

 

We would also like to say a huge well done to some Dazzling Dolphins who have been making exceptional efforts with their on-line learning. We again had three children, Nancy, Riyan and Alfie, in the 'Top Ten' for Spelling Shed practice- well done you three! We also had an amazing 18 certificates being awarded on Mathletics for last week and the week before the Half Term holidays. Well done to Amy, Elsie, Hanna, Martha, Oliver, Will, Tahlia, Kaiyan, Riyan, James, Esther, Isabelle and Milo all for earning at least one of these. Its been super to see so many of you continuing to access Bug Club too. A special well done to Alfie, Isaac and Tahlia who have each read at least 3 books in the last 2 weeks. Keep up the fantastic work Dolphins - we are very proud of each and every one of you! 

 

Summer Term 2 - Week 1: 1st June

 

Hi everyone!

 

Welcome back after a very sunny Half Term. We hope you have all had the opportunity to relax and enjoy spending time with your families and catching up (even if its been virtually) with friends and other relatives. For our last Half Term of this year, we are going to continue learning more about the Ancient Greeks, read the novel Percy Jackson And the Olympians: the Lightning Thief, as well as complete some science weeks on the Earth and on Humans. Please keep us updated with how you are getting on with your learning by emailing us each week. We love hearing from you all; it is great to see what fantastic learning powers you are all continuing to display whilst learning from home. We will remain to be here for you if you struggle with anything we have set so please ask for support with any work you are finding challenging and we will do our best, as always, to help you.

Mrs Brown and Mrs Hartshorne smiley

Home Learning Summer 2 Week 1

Home Learning Summer 2 Week 1 1 Jasper's super Lego creation!
Home Learning Summer 2 Week 1 2 Esther's support to key workers.
Home Learning Summer 2 Week 1 3 Esther's super maths work.
Home Learning Summer 2 Week 1 4 Esther's science experiment.
Home Learning Summer 2 Week 1 5 Isaac has started our new class text
Home Learning Summer 2 Week 1 6 Isaac's shown great understanding of chapter 1
Home Learning Summer 2 Week 1 7 A great action shot of Nancy
Home Learning Summer 2 Week 1 8 Nancy working hard on her spellings
Home Learning Summer 2 Week 1 9 Nancy working hard
Home Learning Summer 2 Week 1 10 Nancy's maths work
Home Learning Summer 2 Week 1 11 Noah working hard at maths
Home Learning Summer 2 Week 1 12 Hanna's fabulous Greek sandal
Home Learning Summer 2 Week 1 13 Hanna's art
Home Learning Summer 2 Week 1 14 Design process for Hanna's sandal
Home Learning Summer 2 Week 1 15 Jasper Lego City version 2
Home Learning Summer 2 Week 1 16 Kaiyan's super English
Home Learning Summer 2 Week 1 17 Kaiyan has been exploring our new book
Home Learning Summer 2 Week 1 18 Kaiyan's stylish Greek sandals
Home Learning Summer 2 Week 1 19 Happy Birthday boys!
Home Learning Summer 2 Week 1 20 Kaiyan and Riyan's delicious cake
Home Learning Summer 2 Week 1 21 Riyan's super English
Home Learning Summer 2 Week 1 22 Riyan's enjoying our Percy Jackson book
Home Learning Summer 2 Week 1 23 Super Greek sandal by Riyan
Home Learning Summer 2 Week 1 24 Amy's been busy baking
Home Learning Summer 2 Week 1 25 Amy has started our new class book
Home Learning Summer 2 Week 1 26 Amy working hard on Mathletics
Home Learning Summer 2 Week 1 27 Noah continuing to work hard with maths
Home Learning Summer 2 Week 1 28 Noah's investigating new ways of heating the pool
Home Learning Summer 2 Week 1 29 Hanna's super English
Home Learning Summer 2 Week 1 30 Hanna enjoying a book
Home Learning Summer 2 Week 1 31 Will's great efforts with English
Home Learning Summer 2 Week 1 32 Will's fantastic maths work
Home Learning Summer 2 Week 1 33 Will's very realistic Greek sandal
Home Learning Summer 2 Week 1 34 Zoe's garden picnic
Home Learning Summer 2 Week 1 35 Zoe enjoying family time
Home Learning Summer 2 Week 1 36 Zoe's fantastic letters
Home Learning Summer 2 Week 1 37 Great effort with maths from Zoe
Home Learning Summer 2 Week 1 38 Zoe's sandal design ideas

Maths

 

  • Click on the links below to take you to the learning videos from White Rose Maths. The worksheets are attached below. 
  • Remember, the WRM scheme is aligning itself with the lessons that are also being provided daily by BBC Bitesize. So you might want to check these out too as an alternative or for extra support/challenge.
  • Make sure you log on to Mathletics and complete any assigned tasks. We have assigned most people the Mathletics unit Properties of Shape - which also includes questions on angles. If you are getting stuck with these Mathletics challenges, we have assigned some learning activities on Education City which will hopefully give you some of the learning you need to give these questions a go. Remember, if you are stuck, get in touch and ask for help! 

English

Over the next half term our English work will be based around Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. We have loved reading this book - we were gripped and know you will be too! For this week’s work you will need to read chapters 1-3. You can read the full book for free online by following the link below (if you try to download it will ask you to pay, it is free to read online), or some of you may already have the book at home.

 

Task 1: Read chapter 1 and think about the opening of this novel. Look for ways that the author draws us in and evaluate how good you think the opening is. To do this, use the discussion prompt sheet and answer the questions in your home learning book. Once you have completed this task read chapters 2 and 3 to support the upcoming week’s work.

 

Task 2: Read the selection of letters and correct the punctuation mistakes. Give advice to help the writers improve their skills.

 

Task 3: The language used in our class book is quite informal. The narrator is a teenage boy and the language is selected to sound like every day, teen, American speech. The book would be different if it were written in more formal language. We probably wouldn’t relate to Percy as much!
In your home learning book, find and copy examples of informal language and then rewrite them using more formal language. You can use the text extracts or find your own examples.
Want a challenge? Write a brief explanation as to how you made the language more formal, e.g. I have changed the contractions to show the full words with nothing taken out.

 

Task 4: Our class text uses words which may be unfamiliar to us. In addition to the mythical genre and stories set long ago, Percy Jackson also uses American terms and slang. We are going to help someone understand the books if they have never heard of these words by creating a Percy Jackson dictionary. It will be important to list the words and their definitions, including their word class. Use the word grid to select your words. If you do not know any meanings, you should check in a dictionary or online. Use the word classes sheet to support you if needed.

 

Task 5: Reread the opening of Chapter 2 of Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief to p.18 (to ‘…survive the next year without me.’).

 

The actions which result in Percy’s exclusion are:
- poor grades,
- fights
- disrupting lessons
- quarrel with English teacher

 

The reasons Percy might give for his actions are:
- poor sleep - nightmares and storms,
- feeling cranky,
- goading from Nancy Bobofit,
- mean teachers

 

We do not see the letter which the headmaster sent home making the exclusion ‘official’, but can we predict what it might have said? Do you think that Percy’s account of events would be different?

Write two brief letters in role. The first, as the headteacher to Percy’s mother (Ms Jackson) giving the reasons for Percy’s exclusion. You will need to use the formal language of a Headteacher. The second letter will be from Percy to his best friend Grover, explaining why he will not be returning to school. This will be informal and explain the reasons for Percy’s actions.

Topic

 

For topic this week we are getting creative. We have set you a DT challenge based on Ancient Greek Sandals.

 

After learning about Greek sandals we would like you to try and make a prototype pair of your own design.

 

Task 1:

Create a Mindmap on your own ideas about sandals. Think about a favourite pair you have owned, or a range of sandal you have seen worn (including flip-flops). Consider why, when and where you would wear them.

 

Task 2: Read the information sheet attached about Greek Sandals and look at the pictures of different sandal designs.

 

Task 3: Using the information you have gathered about Greek sandals. Design your own version of a fashionable Greek Sandal. If you have suitable materials at home you may want to try and actually make a prototype of your design. Follow the stages of development from the attached Ancient Sandals Design Booklet.

 

The videos attache will give you some ideas about how you can design the straps on your sandals. There is a huge range of possibilities.

 

Home Learning Week 7

Home Learning Week 7 1 Zane's super maths work.
Home Learning Week 7 2 If Zane were king...
Home Learning Week 7 3 Zane being crafty!
Home Learning Week 7 4 Zane's poetry work!
Home Learning Week 7 5 Super smiley Sienna
Home Learning Week 7 6 Zoe's super English
Home Learning Week 7 7 Fantastic use of models in maths by Zoe
Home Learning Week 7 8 Celebrating again-this time Zoe's sister's b'day!
Home Learning Week 7 9 Esther's hard work on a jigsaw!
Home Learning Week 7 10 Great Maths work, Esther!
Home Learning Week 7 11 Esther's lovely poetry work.
Home Learning Week 7 12 Esther's super sketch.
Home Learning Week 7 13 Wow - so much maths work Milo!
Home Learning Week 7 14 Avan working on Spelling Shed and Bug Club.
Home Learning Week 7 15 Jasper's DT work.
Home Learning Week 7 16 Jasper's finished product!
Home Learning Week 7 17 Avan watering the plants.
Home Learning Week 7 18 Isaac's hard work.
Home Learning Week 7 19 Jasper's lego creation.
Home Learning Week 7 20 Noah's delicious baking
Home Learning Week 7 21 Noah's creative clay model
Home Learning Week 7 22 Noah's been busy with lego.
Home Learning Week 7 23 Avan researching for his artwork
Home Learning Week 7 24 Avan's learnt some yoga moves!
Home Learning Week 7 25 Elsie's creative Greek Colosseum
Home Learning Week 7 26 Hanna's super artwork
Home Learning Week 7 27 Hanna's creative work
Home Learning Week 7 28 Hanna's washing-up glove invention
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Home Learning Week 7 30 Isaac's super Sparta letter
Home Learning Week 7 31 Nancy's been baking!
Home Learning Week 7 32 Nancy working in the sunshine!
Home Learning Week 7 33 Nancy being creative.
Home Learning Week 7 34 Super Sparta letter by Kaiyan!
Home Learning Week 7 35 A great fact file by Kaiyan
Home Learning Week 7 36 Riyan's superb Athenian v Persian work
Home Learning Week 7 37 Riyan's great Sparta letter
Home Learning Week 7 38 Riyan's great Sparta letter
Home Learning Week 7 39 Zoe's super adverb work
Home Learning Week 7 40 Zoe's impressive maths

Hanna's clever trick!

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Avan showcasing his editing skills!

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Maths

  • Click on the links below to take you to the learning videos from White Rose Maths. The worksheets are attached below. 
  • Remember, the WRM scheme is aligning itself with the lessons that are also being provided daily by BBC Bitesize. So you might want to check these out too as an alternative or for extra support/challenge.
  • Make sure you log on to Mathletics and complete any assigned tasks. We have assigned most people the Mathletics unit Properties of Shape - which also includes questions on angles. If you are getting stuck with these Mathletics challenges, we have assigned some learning activities on Education City which will hopefully give you some of the learning you need to give these questions a go. Remember, if you are stuck, get in touch and ask for help! smiley

English

This week for English, we have a range of reading and grammar activities for you to complete. We would also like you to research about the Battle of Marathon and, as Athens, write a letter to Sparta asking for their help. This links closely to your Topic work this week too.

  • Task 1: Reading Comprehension ‘Shipshape’.
  • Task 2: Modal verbs presentation and activities (lots of activities so may take more than one day).
  • Task 3: Research the Battle of Marathon
  • Task 4: Imagine you are General Miltiades, leader of the Athenian army. You are going to write a letter to the Spartan army.

In your letter, you will ask them to help you fight the Persians. Explain the situation in as much detail as possible (include how big the Persian fleet is, why they are coming, what you want Sparta to do and how far Pheidippides has travelled with the message). Try to explain why you think the Spartans should help.

Topic

  • This week we would like you to research all about Ancient Greek warfare. Why did the states need armies and navies? What were hoplites? What weapons did the Ancient Greeks use? How do we know about Ancient Greek Warfare?

  • As always, it is completely up to you how you show your findings: a fact file, design a Greek vase showing hoplites in battle, draw and label a Greek hoplite, a piece of artwork, design your own battleplan, make a model of a hoplite, create a hoplite shield. The choice is yours!

Reading

You have been assigned a book to read on Bug Club. This week it is "Rosa and the Runaway Ram".  Remember to click on the "Bugs" to answer the comprehension questions.

Home Learning 7 - Week Beginning 18th May

Hello Dazzling Dolphins. We hope that you are all well and still enjoying your home learning. Thank you again for the emails that we have received. It really does brighten our week to see your smiling faces and all of the work and activities you have been getting up to. We loved chuckling to the creative poem ideas and it was truly lovely to see your acts of kindness last week. This week's activities can be found below. Don't forget to email and let us know how you're getting on!

P.S. An extra well done this week to Riyan, Daniel, James, Avan and Kaiyan who are all in the Top 10 in the school Spelling Shed list. (Will and Zane also scored very highly but just missed out!) Additionally, we've had lots of people busy in Bug Club; Elsie completed an amazing 8 books this week and Alfie, Isaac, Libby, Kaiyan, Riyan, Esther, Maya, Isabelle and Archie all completed at least one book. Also, in Mathletics we had 7 children scoring over 1000 points and achieving a certificate. Well done Elsie, Kaiyan, Riyan, Zoe, Will, Isabelle and Sienna for this super achievement! Keep up the hard work all of you - your efforts continue to be truly Dazzling!

 

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Week 6 Home Learning - 11.5.20

 

Hello Dazzling Dolphins! We would like to again say a big thank you to all of you. It has been great seeing and hearing about everything you have been getting up to whilst at home through your emails and photos. Please continue to keep us updated each week so we know how you are getting on.

Below we have detailed the learning activities for this week. If you have any questions, remember we are always at the end of an email and we will always do our best to help you out. 

We will look forward to seeing all your incredible efforts towards the end of the week. 

Mrs Brown and Mrs Hartshorne smiley

PS. A special well done to Riyan, Will and Kaiyan who have all made it into the School Top 10 this week for Spelling Shed, to Isaac for completing an amazing 5 books on BugClub as well as Libby, Avan, Kaiyan, Riyan, Maya and Will who also completed books on BugClub this week and finally to Oliver, Sienna and Riyan who all achieved certificates on Mathletics - great work!

Mental Health Awareness Week 2020

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and in the current climate it is more important than ever that we look after each other and share the message of how important it is to take care of our mental health. Please follow the link below our Wellbeing page to see more.

Roly Poly

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Florrie's animation inspired by this weeks 'Illustration to Creation'

Libby performing her poem for us all.

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Hanna has been learning some impressive magic!

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Maths

  • Click on the links below to take you to this week's learning (video & activity sheet) from White Rose Maths.
  • The WRM scheme is aligning itself with the lessons that are also being provided daily by BBC Bitesize. So you might want to check these out too as an alternative or for extra support/challenge.
  • Make sure you log on to Mathletics and complete any assigned tasks and also keep testing your times table speed on TTRS!

English

Hopefully you will find English good fun this week - it is a week full of poetry! There are 3 task sheets to complete over the 5-day week.

Task A) Read a poem, learn by heart and write additional verses.   

Task B) Read a poem, learn about performance and prepare a performance.
Task C) Read two poems, answer questions and write a recommendation.   

Top tip:  Task A talks about the subjunctive form. This is a tricky one and there is a detailed PowerPoint with audio below to explain. However, don’t be too worried about it and read the poem first as it should then become quite clear where the subjunctive is.

Remember to also log on to Bug Club and Spelling Shed to complete your weekly assigned tasks.

You have been assigned to read "Michael Rosen Collected Poems" on Bug Club. Remember to click on the "Bugs" to answer the comprehension questions.

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Also, you can sit back, relax and let David Walliams entertain you for 20 minutes everyday at 11am by clicking on the link below:

Well-being Week 

Instead of topic this week, we are taking a break to get you to focus on your well-being. 

The activities this week focus on happiness. We hope you enjoy doing them.

 

Illustration to Creation:
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This week's image comes from Toys in Space by Mini Grey.

Possible ideas:

  • Make a film about your favourite toy. 
  • Interview your family members about their favourite toys when they were a child.
  • Design the ultimate space toy. 
  • Design a rocket to blast off into space.
  • Write a story about toys that go on an adventure in space.
  • Create the solar system using a box - how could you make the planets?
  • You’ve seen Toy Story - make a film using some of your toys.
  • Write a letter to astronauts in space telling them what's happening back on Earth.
  • Learn about Helen Sharman or Tim Peake and report your findings in a fact file.
  • Paint a scene of your toys in space. 
  • Design a new space craft to travel to Jupiter.

Competition Time

Some of you may have already seen that Mrs Fuller has launched a school competition in this week's Grapevine. She is asking you to document your own experiences whilst you are having to complete your learning from home. You can do this by creating a diary or a journal that could be shared with future generations. You may decide to create a poem, song, photo album, film or comic strip in order to do this. It is completely up to you! We have added a document below which may support you in this challenge - it gives ideas of how to create a time capsule to document the changes we have all had to make during the Covid-19 outbreak.

Active Time

 

It's time to get a sweat on! Try out some of the websites below for activities to keep fit and active. GoNoodle has lots of silly dances; the chicken dance is really fun! Joe Wicks will be hosting PE sessions at 9am each morning through his YouTube channel. Also, don't forget the 5 Minute Work-Outs and Cosmic Kids Yoga which we already do in class. Finally, if it is at all possible and safe, go out into your garden and get active!

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If you'd like any additional ideas for staying active, Miss Robinson has been busy updating the school PE blog with activities you could try.

Music

Mrs Percival has been busy updating the school Music page with links to musical activities you could have a go at. Take a look and get your musical groove on!

Science

Mrs Shoesmith has been busy updating the school Science page with a range of scientific activities you could have a go at. Take a look and get investigating!

Creative Time

 

Complete your  Learning Log. Have a look at the range of suggestions for what you can do. Models, drawings, information texts, quizzes...the choice is yours!

 

Use this opportunity to have some fun and explore your creative side. Here are some other suggestions on how to spend your Creative Time, but the world is your oyster! 
 

  • Make crafty characters from your favourite novels or picture books.
  • Find a book with a map (lots have them if you have a good look) and recreate it with toys or drawings.

  • Window Rainbow - Lots of children who are at home have been putting rainbows up on their windows. When their classmates are going for their daily walks they can spot them and feel a sense of togetherness. Why not create your own and display in your window at home? You could even collect resources from nature during your daily walk to create your rainbow. 

  • Help your grown-ups prepare dinner (with some help from Jamie Oliver and his son, Buddy).  

  • Try the Generation Game, it's video call memory game which you could play with family or friends. We love this one - it’s lots of fun!  

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Free Reading Time

 

Use this opportunity to do lots of reading for enjoyment! 

Audible is the website Dazzling Dolphins use to listen to 'Harry Potter' and 'How to Train your Dragon' in class. Due to school closures, Audible have given free access to listen to many books. Choose a title, relax and listen to someone else read... 

  • Listen to Littlest Listeners and you could choose 'Winnie-the-Pooh' or 'Peter Rabbit'.
  • In the Elementary section there are classics like 'Anne of Green Gables' and 'Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.'

  • Or, in keeping with our learning journey, you could listen to ‘The Orphan of Ellis Island.’ 

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Quiet Time

 

Sometimes, especially when things are a bit different, we need time to help relax our minds, to unwind and feel positive. Hopefully, these activities will make you smile, feel motivated and happy. 

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Y5 Home Learning 

Send photographs of your Home Learning to the Y5/6 email address for a 'shout out.' We love seeing what you are getting up to!

Picture 1 Amy's been enjoying her book
Picture 2 Archie's fab Greek work
Picture 3 Archie working hard
Picture 4 Hanna's beautiful artwork
Picture 5 Hanna's super maths work
Picture 6 Creative work by Isaac
Picture 7 Sienna working hard
Picture 8 Will's super English work
Picture 9 Lots of maths by Will!
Picture 10 Will's Greek topic work
Picture 11 Zoe's been celebrating!
Picture 12 Happy birthday Zoe- enjoy!
Picture 13 Zoe's beautifully presented maths!
Picture 14 Hanna's super creative Greek writing
Picture 15 Jasper's fiery dragon!
Picture 16 Will's impressive Iron Man writing
Picture 17 Avan on TTRS.
Picture 18 Esther's egg experiment!
Picture 19 Esther doing some gardening.
Picture 20 Esther's egg experiment!
Picture 21 Esther's Spring walks.
Picture 22 Japer's interesting cuttlefish casting project!
Picture 23 Libby being crafty.
Picture 24 Libby winning the apostrophe game.
Picture 25 Maya's Maths.
Picture 26 Oliver's amazing art work!
Picture 27 Oliver in the creative zone!
Picture 28 Zane's amazing mind map.
Picture 29 Zane working hard on topic work.
Picture 30 Zane's amazing drawing of a bee.
Picture 31 Zane's writing.
Picture 32 Milo's topic work.
Picture 33 Avan helping to save our planet!
Picture 34 Jasper's cuttlefish casting results!
Picture 35 Jasper proud of his creation.
Picture 36 Hayden on a Spring walk.
Picture 37 Hayden's topic work.
Picture 38 Isabelle's English work.
Picture 39 Noah camping out.
Picture 40 Isaac's letter.
Picture 41 Jasper's creation from his experiment
Picture 42 Jasper's bismuth experiment
Picture 43 Nancy's keeping healthy on the trampoline
Picture 44 Nancy working hard
Picture 45 Hanna's super English
Picture 46 Lots of maths by Hanna!
Picture 47 Jasper's new improved Ipad stand
Picture 48 Fascinating Olympics fact sheet by Kaiyan
Picture 49 Riyan's amazing Ancient Olympics poster
Picture 50 Sienna preparing bunting for VE day
Picture 51 Another super maths week by Will
Picture 52 Will's preparations for VE day
Picture 53 Will's super work in English
Picture 54 Zoe's excellent maths work
Picture 55 Zoe's persuasive Olympics letter

75th Anniversary of VE Day

To help celebrate the 75th Anniversary of VE Day, here are a range of activities you may wish to have a look at and complete with your families as part of celebrations. If you get up to anything special, please take photos and send them in so we can share with the rest of the class. 

Enjoy the Bank Holiday everyone!

Week 5 Home Learning - 4.5.20

 

Hello Dazzling Dolphins, we are going to start off by saying thank you! We are so impressed with the lovely emails and photographs that you and your families are continuing to send in. Not only does it show us that you are being truly 'dazzling' and working super hard, but it also shows us what a lovely time you are having, which makes us very happy! It's also really great when we log into Mathletics, TTRS, Bug Club and Spelling Shed to see so many of our class have been working online too! Well done to all those children who have already completed all of their assigned Mathletics activities on decimals. We have had to scrawl carefully through recent topics to try and find you some tasks to keep you busy before we start our next topic. It has also been great to see Bug Club and Spelling Shed being used by the vast majority of the class. We were delighted to see Isaac in the School's Top Ten scoring children for this week on Spelling Shed. It would be great to see more of you in the Top Ten next week so get practising! Finally, we have been thrilled so see and hear so that many of you are really enjoying our new learning topic - the Ancient Greeks. Well done and keep it up, Dazzling Dolphins!

Mrs Brown and Mrs Hartshorne. 

Maths

  • Click on the links below to take you to this week's learning (video & activity sheet) from White Rose Maths.
  • From this week onwards, the WRM scheme is aligning itself with the lessons that are also being provided daily by BBC Bitesize. So you might want to check these out too as an alternative or for extra support/challenge.
  • Make sure you log on to Mathletics and complete any assigned tasks.

English

  • This week we'd like you to explore the history of the Olympics. Compete the attached reading comprehensions and complete the letter writing activity. Try to include a range of conjunctions in your letter. You could revise using conjunctions too using the attached worksheets and quiz..
  • Remember to also log on to Bug Club and Spelling Shed to complete your weekly assigned tasks.

Topic

  • This week we'd like you to research The Olympics of Ancient Greece. What events were included? Who was allowed to participate? Where were they held? How were they different to our modern day Olympics? You can find out some information using the links below.
  • Again, it is up to you how you present your findings - a fact file? a Venn diagram? an image on a Greek vase? a board game? The choice is yours!

Illustration to Creation

This week's image comes from The Mousehole Cat by Antonia Barber/Nicola Bayley, which is a dramatic and moving Cornish tale of a cat and a fisherman who brave the stormy seas to save their village.

Possible ideas:

  • Paint a scene of a stormy night at sea.
  • Design a lifeboat to sail in stormy seas and rescue people in distress.
  • Write a poem about the sea/a storm.
  • Make a boat from paper/card.
  • Play a magnet fishing game.
  • Create a school of fish from clay/plasticine.
  • Use Lego to construct Mousehole, a seaside village in Cornwall.
  • Which animal might you have to help with rescues? How would it help people in danger?
  • Design a candle of hope.
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Reading: 

  • You have been assigned to read "Saving a Sea Monster" on Bug Club. Remember to click on the "Bugs" to answer the comprehension questions.
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Week 4: 27th April - 1st May

Home Learning Week 4 - 27.4.20

It's time for Week 4 of home learning! Find all the details of what's instore for this week below. Do the best you can with the range of different subjects and activities. Keep sending in your emails and photographs - it is the highlight of our week to see what you have been working hard on! Keep 'dazzling' us! 

Mrs Brown and Mrs Hartshorne

Maths

  • Click on the link below to take you to this week's learning from White Rose Maths.
  • Remember to also log on to Mathletics and complete your assigned tasks!

 

English

  • This week we'd like you to explore the new daily English lessons provided by BBC Bitesize, which include a variety of video clips, online and paper activities for you to have a go at. Click on the link below which will take you to the page for your year group. 
  • Remember to also log on to Bug Club and Spelling Shed to complete your weekly assigned tasks.

Reading
You have been assigned a new book to read on Bug Club: How Do They Make Comics?
Remember to click on the "Bugs" to answer the comprehension questions. Also, you can sit back, relax and let David Walliams entertain you for 20 minutes everyday at 11am by clicking on the link below:

Topic

  • This week we'd like you to research the Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Greece. What were they called? What did they look like? What were they God of? What was their special power? Did they have a special weapon/object/animal? Where did they live? You can find out information using the links below.
  • It is up to you how you present your findings - a fact file? a comic strip? a Top Trump style game? a piece of artwork? The choice is yours!

Illustration to Creation

This week's image comes from Joe Todd Stanton's 'Kai and the Monkey King'.

Possible ideas:

Make a sock puppet dragon.

Can you see the giant grey hand? Draw the rest of the creature.

Design a dragon and the treasure it protects.

Research pop-up designs and make a pop-up dragon.

Draw yourself as the character Monkey King.

Design the Monkey King a new outfit.

Make a fact-file about dragons.

Write about the journey to the top of the mountain.

List as many books and films as you can think of which include dragons/serpents. 

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Home Learning Week 3 - Week beginning 20.4.20

 

Hello Dazzling Dolphins, welcome back to home learning after two weeks off during your Easter holidays! We hope you have had a lovely time, enjoying the sunshine, spending time with your family and eating Easter eggs! Thank you for the photographs and messages we received during the holidays; it was great to see how you were celebrating your Easter break. Hopefully, you will be refreshed and ready to impress us by working hard and continuing the tremendous effort we have seen so far! 

Enjoy working through the tasks we have uploaded, take photographs, send us messages and most importantly keep safe and well. 

Mrs Brown and Mrs Hartshorne. 

Maths

You are looking at Decimals again this week, these are the lessons under Summer Term Week 1. 

Below are the assigned lessons you should complete this week. Use the link attached to access short teaching videos to help you with the questions for each lesson. The link also gives you access to the answers for each task.

 

You have also be assigned new activities on Mathletics to support your learning of decimals. Aim to get at least 80% on each activity. Don't worry if you don't manage this score on your first attempt; we will reassign activities for you to have another go at so you can improve your understanding.

English

Please click on the "Yr 5/6 English Home Learning Wk 3" document below to find out the details of this week's English Learning. Here is where you will also find out what spellings you need to learn and the new Bug Club book you've been assigned to read this week.

Reading 

 

You have been assigned a book to read on Bug Club. This week it is ‘The Dragon’s Tale and Other Beastly Stories’. Remember to click on the 'Bugs' to answer the comprehension questions.

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Creative Time - Topic (Summer Term Week 1)

 

For the duration of the Summer Term, Y5/6's Learning Challenge is: Who were the Ancient Greeks? 

Task 1: Please read the knowledge organiser below which contains key facts and information that you will need to have a basic knowledge and understanding of this topic. 

Task 2: Using the Fact File below and your own research on Kiddle, create a poster advertising Greece as a holiday destination. Include some specific detail on your posters about what Greece is like and what sorts of activities you could do there. Challenge: advertise the fact that Greece has a rich history and that a holiday to Greece is a great chance to explore some of the architecture and artefacts left behind by the ancient Greeks.

EASTER HOLIDAYS! (Week beginning the 6th April and 13th April)

Happy Easter everyone!

We hope you are getting on well whilst you are away from school. It has been a strange couple of weeks and we have missed you all. Thank you for sending in lots of photos of you and your work. It has been great to see you all still engaging well with your learning; we are very proud of the independence and motivation you are all showing. If you haven't had the opportunity to send us an email with examples of what you have been up to yet, then please do get in touch with a couple of photos so we know you are well and getting on ok. If you need our help, or have any questions, we are still here for you and will get back to you as soon as we can.

 

As this week would have been the Easter holidays we are not setting work tasks that we expect you to complete. However, as many of you may have had your Easter plans postponed or cancelled due to the current circumstances we thought we would give you some ideas of activities that will hopefully keep you busy throughout the two week holidays. Feel free to send us photos of what you do get up to during the holidays, we may not be checking our emails as regularly but we will still respond when we do get chance.

 

Maths

If you would like to keep up the momentum with your Maths learning, White Rose Hub are continuing to create lessons for over the Easter break. Follow the link below and complete the lessons on the activity sheets provided if you are able to print them off or directly into your 'home-learning' books otherwise. If you have not yet had chance to complete the previous 2 weeks lessons on decimals and percentages, these are also still available on the website. Refer to the links in the 'Week 1' and 'Week 2' sections further down the class page.

Easter Activities

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You could use strips of wrapping paper to decorate Easter eggs (cut out from the cardboard from a cereal box).

 

You could create a fairy garden using a plant pot and anything you can get your hands on from your garden. 

 

Or for a twist...How about designing a dragon egg instead of a typical Easter egg?

Top Tip: Pineapple skin painted green makes super dragon scales or green food colouring glitter and PVA make excellent dragon skin when dried.

You could take this learning further…

  • Create a 'dragon's lair,' complete with eggs and a nest.

  • Write a newspaper report about your discovery, or a description of the nest.

  • Create an encyclopaedia entry about dragons.

  • Write dragon poetry.

  • Write an adventure/mystery story about finding a dragon egg.

  • Write a diary entry (or sequence of entries) about finding the egg, taking care of it and what happened when it hatched!

 

 

Home Learning Week 2 - Week beginning 30.3.20

Well done Dazzling Dolphins on a brilliant start to home learning! We've really enjoyed seeing all the pictures of you working hard and having fun. See below for this week's activities.

 

Maths

You are looking at decimals and percentages this week.

An extra well done to those children who are still remembering to also log on to Mathletics and completing the activities that we have assigned to you.

English

Please click on the "Yr 5 English Home Learning Wk 2" document below to find out the details of this week's English Learning. Here is where you will also find out what spellings you need to learn and the new Bug Club book you've been assigned to read this week.

Creative - Topic

This week would have been our "Forces" Science Week in school. Click on the document below to see some suggested science activities on forces for you to try out. Also, check out our new 'Science' page on the school website, where there are more ideas to keep you busy.

Religious Education

Next half term, in RE, we are going to be learning about how growing up brings responsibilities and commitments. In preparation for this, we would like you to complete the mini tasks in the document below:

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Possible Ideas (feel free to come up with your own)

  • Design a rollercoaster based on a theme

  • Build a rollercoaster using recycled materials/paper/lego

  • Share what magnificent machine you would like to build and why

  • Explore all the machines and large objects in your house. Can you think of another use for them?

  • Experience all the rides (without leaving even your house) at Virtual Disney World

  • Sit in the bath tub and imagine being on a ride!

Illustration to Creation:

Here is this image to get your creative juices flowing for this week:

Home Learning Week 1

Good morning Dazzling Dolphins. Welcome to your first week of home learning. You will find a wide variety of activities on our class page. Please make the most of them. If you have any questions or need any help throughout the weeks, please remember you can use the email address you were given to contact us and we will do our best to help. 

So we can see how you are getting on, at the end of each week we will request a couple of pieces of work you have completed to be sent over to us via email. You can do this simply by taking a photo of work you have completed or by emailing us work directly if you have completed it on a computer. If you have a printer at home then you could print some of the documents out, but just writing into your Home Learning Book is also fine. Try your best, stay safe and enjoy! Mrs Brown and Mrs Hartshorne. 

 

Week Beginning 23rd March 2020

 

Maths - Decimals

Following on from our recent work on fractions, this week we would have begun to learn about decimals. Below you will find resources created by the White Rose Hub who create the maths scheme we normally follow in school. Throughout this week, you will be introduced to numbers with up to 3 decimal places and you will explore how these can also be written as fractions.

 

As part of the resources, there are short videos which introduce the key learning and then there are questions you should complete for each lesson. If you have access to a printer, you may find it easiest to print the questions off and answer them on the sheet. Otherwise, it is fine just to put the question numbers and answers in your home-learning book underneath a title for each lesson.

To access the short teaching videos for each lesson, as well as the answers to each of the lessons questions, use the link below:

Additionally, I have attached some further reasoning and problem solving questions and some further Greater Depth challenges. These additional tasks are optional but should be completed if the initial tasks did not take long and you want to consolidate stretch your understanding further.

English - Persuasive Leaflet

 

At school we have been preparing to write a persuasive leaflet encouraging people to visit the Grand Canyon as a holiday destination. As part of your home learning this week, you will be planning and writing this text. Attached is a document outlining activities to complete in preparation for this and other spelling and reading activities. Please also see further attachments of a WAGOLL and supporting documents. Remember when researching for your leaflet that the child-friendly search engine we have been using in class is called 'Kiddle.' 

Illustration to Creation:

Additionally, every week we will be posting an illustration to create ideas for you to use at home. It's not just about writing and reading but how an image can inspire art, creativity, design, science, knowledge etc More examples can be found using the hashtag #Illustration2Creation

 

Here is this image for this week:

Island

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Possible Ideas (feel free to come up with your own)

  • Make a turtle from plasticine/clay
  • Design a shelter on a desert island
  • Paint an ocean scene including multicoloured fish
  • Find out 5 facts about each of the world's 5 oceans
  • If you were shipwrecked, what would you do on your first day?
  • Write a message to put in a bottle - what are you going to say about the world today?

We are the Dazzling Dolphins, the Year 5 Class.

 

Our Staff Team: 

Mrs Hartshorne - Class Teacher (Monday - Wednesday)

Mrs Brown - Class Teacher (Wednesday - Friday)

Mrs Hodgson - Teaching Assistant 

General Information

 

PE is on a Friday, pupils should come to school dressed in their PE kit. Some children attend swimming during this PE slot. 

Homework is set on a Friday to be completed by the following Wednesday. In KS2, this is set on Mathletics and Spelling shed, please find the links to these websites in the 'Useful Links' section. 

Spring 2 - World Book Day 5th March 2020

All the children made a fabulous effort with their World Book Day costumes. The classroom was filled to the brim with inspiring characters from a full range of genres. 

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During the day, the children kept very busy with lots of book-themed activities.

Their first challenge was to write a persuasive speech, in character, trying to persuade the class to vote for them to be saved from a hot-air balloon heading into a shadowy, dangerous crevice. Throughout the day, the children were then pitched against their peers to earn their character's safety. The triumphant characters were Agent J from Men in Black; a friendly dragon from 'Dragon Danger'; Hermione Granger from 'Harry Potter'; Hiccup the Horrendous Haddock the Third from 'How to Train Your Dragon'; George from 'George's Marvellous Medicine' and Uma from 'Rise of the Isle of the Lost'.

 

Throughout the morning, we read extracts from Onjali Q Rauf's novel, A Boy at the Back of the Class. We explored the character of Brendan the bully and considered the methods authors used to create characters who are 'good' or 'bad' and how they create conflict in stories to entertain readers and keep them captivated.

Good or Bad characters

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Before lunch, we managed to squeeze in some artwork; children watched an illustrator's workshop on how to draw 'The Lorax'. Their efforts were amazing!

The Lorax

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In the afternoon, we watched a short silent film, 'The Girl and the Fox'. We broke the story down into its key events. The children then each chose their favourite section and creatively wrote up this part of the story. At the end of the day, they shared their stories with children in Miss Robinson's class.

The Girl and the Fox Narrative

Spring 1 - Chinese New Year Ice Day

To celebrate Chinese New Year, we took part in an ICE Day. This day included activities such as: creating a fact file using our word processing skills; thinking about our well-being through a mindful colouring fortune-teller-making activity; improving our culinary skills by preparing and cooking a vegetable stir fry and writing and illustrating a short story which we shared with KS1.  

Spring 1 - Trip to Forest School

In the last week on Spring 1, we ventured down to our forest school area on Carlisle Road. 

The children took part in a variety of different activities: they searched for animal life and collected up examples of some different minibeasts that they found including woodlice, worms and spiders; they used natural materials to create a scaled map of the forest school area; they explored different trees and challenged each other to identify different trees whilst blindfolded and they created artwork of some minibeasts using natural and man-made materials found in the area.

We are looking forward to visiting this area more frequently with the improving spring and summer weather.

 

Forest School artwork

Spring 1 - Sam Safari Workshop

 

The children really enjoyed their visit from Sam Safari workshop. Our current topic is north America so the children were introduced to a wide range of species from this continent.

Autumn 2 – Jorvik Viking Centre Trip

As part of our learning challenge, we went on a school trip to Jorvik Viking Centre in York. We travelled around the Viking-age city of Jorvik aboard time capsules and encountered the old-Norse speaking citizens, saw inside their houses and back yards and even experienced the smells… At DIG, we had a go at excavating. Once inside the DIG pits, we unearthed artefacts and discovered more about the history of York over the past 2000 years. Handling objects from the Viking era, we found out which materials survived and how archaeologists sort and identify finds to learn about the past.

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