Welcome to Year 5

Miss Parkin (class teacher)

I have been teaching for 7 years now and absolutely love working with children in our school. Outside of school I love finding new books to read, particularly ones I can share with the children at school. I also love the outdoors and enjoy going cycling & running most weeks! Even though I'm better at Maths, I love teaching English. The feeling of being hooked into a book and not being able to put it down is just priceless!

 

Mrs Preston (teaching assistant)

I have worked at St Michael's for almost 5 years. My hobbies include reading, visiting places of interest and cooking; although my baking needs improvement.

My 6 year old keeps me busy and in our spare time my family enjoy wild camping. No campsites, no electricity... just the bare minimum and we LOVE it! 

Miss Kemshell (class teacher)

 I started working at St Michael's in October 2019. Despite not being here long, I love our little St Michael's family! I have been teaching for 4 years in total and although I love all subjects, my favourite is Maths. I also teach the Netball after school club. 

Outside of school, I play Netball for a local social league on a Tuesday night, which I love! In addition, I love travelling and last Summer, I had a 3 week road trip along the West Coast of America, which was AMAZING! My favourite hobby is baking and I'm often in the kitchen cooking cakes, brownies and cookies.

Miss Major (teaching assistant)

I have worked in school for 18 years and really enjoy working with the children that attend our fabulous school.

At home I enjoy gardening. My partner and I grow all our own vegetables and flowers. As you can imagine, we then enjoy cooking and eating our own produce that we have lovingly tended and grown.

I have two pets: Ruby is a Springador and Charlie Cat is a very naughty 3 month old Tortie kitten.

Keep working hard all of you. See you soon!

English

This half-term our English lessons will focus on: The Matchbox Diary

Our lessons will focus on developing our key comprehension skills, writing different pieces in role, descriptive recounts and writing debates. 

 

Useful websites for English:

Spelling

Use the spelling mats below to help practise words expected for the end of KS2. Remember you can do this in lots of fun ways too! Look at the images for some imaginative ways to do this!

Words of the week

Talk to your child about the words of the week. Model how to use it in a sentence, encourage your child to use it. 

Maths

This half-term our Maths will focus on: Written Multiplication up to 3x2 digits e.g. 428 x 23

This half-term our KIRF focus is: Decimal complements to 1 and 10.

e.g. 0.81 + 0.19 = 1.00

6.2 + 3.8 = 10.00

 

Useful websites for Maths:

White Rose Maths are providing videos and maths worksheets to complete at home. Use this link to reach their homepage: 

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

Four operations

The below images show how we teach the four operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication & divisions. 

The images show example questions along with a pictorial to go alongside this. 

Wider Curriculum

This half-term our topic is: North America

This will focus on developing our geographical knowledge of North America. This includes: countries which make up the continent, the capital cities, climate in North America, geographical features and how it compares to the UK.

The key question page and curriculum mat below can be used to help you focus on key learning of this topic with your child. 

In Science we are studying: Life cycles

In this unit we will be learning about life cycles in different organisms. We will consider similarities and differences before focussing on the life cycles of humans and how we evolve from birth to old age. 

The key question page and curriculum mat below can be used to help you focus on key learning of this topic with your child.

Useful websites: 

https://explorify.wellcome.ac.uk/ 

https://drchips.weebly.com/

In Computing we will be creating our own quizzes. We will use the scratch software to input images, create algorithms and add scoring variables. 

Use the website below to register for FREE to allow your child to practise their skills at home.

https://scratch.mit.edu/

Useful websites for the Wider curriculum:

Remote Learning due to school closure

The work and activities detailed below are linked to key areas of learning for Y5. They are suggestions of what would be useful for your child to complete during the school closure. Some of the activities are timetabled due to when they are accessible. Above you will see learning linked to spelling, key operations in Maths along with vocabulary and key facts to learn for the wider curriculum. All of this is relevant and will be updated for you to support your child's development whilst at home. 

 

Monday 13th July 2020 

This week's work has been updated for your child to access (please see the weekly overview below). 

We have left up the previous week's work in case you need to catch up with any of the previous learning. 

Remember we love to see the work you are completing at home. Please send us photos of you work via 2email on Purplemash or to our school twitter page. 

 

PLEASE NOTE: We will be updating the website to include lots of ideas for things to do over the summer holidays. There will be a range of activities to pick from which should be enjoyable to complete with your child!

This will be available for the summer period from next Monday (20th July). 

9.00am Joe Wick's will be doing a 30 minutes daily work out for children to keep them active whilst at home. Here is a 5 minute taster of his sessions, which links to his youtube page to follow the activities in the coming weeks.

Monday 13th July

Maths

  1. TT Rockstars
  2. Follow the link to the Maths BBC Bitesize website below. Today's focus is on: Converting metric measures

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

3. Log on to Purplemash to find activities linked to converting measures this week. 

English

  1. Handwriting practise. 
    Practise joining your letters now. Use the document below to help you. 

2.Today's focus is on Kennings.

A kenning is a type of poem. Each line in a kenning poem has only two words. The two words are usually a noun and a verb or a noun and a noun. 

Often they are used as a riddle to give clues so that the listeners can guess what is being described!

Look at the examples of kennings below and see if you can guess what is being described. 

TASK: Pick a noun and create your own kenning giving clues as to what it might be. Remember leave the more obvious clues until the end. 

You might want to consider describing:

  • Appearance
  • Movement
  • Sounds it makes
  • What it smells like
  • How it makes you feel

PSHCE 

Monday’s creative task is about proverbs. They are little phrases that give advice about life like: look before you leap. Try and collect as many as you can by asking the adults in your life or searching on the internet, then try and make one up of your own.

 

Topic

 Today's focus is on volcanoes and earthquakes. 

Let's first learn about the structure of the earth to help us understand why volcanoes and earthquakes might occur.

TASK:

Start by watching the video clip below.

Log on to purplemash and complete the activity on the earth's structure. 

Tuesday 14th July

Maths

  1. TT Rockstars
  2. Follow the link to the Maths BBC Bitesize website below. Today's focus is on: Understanding and using approximate equivalences between metric units and common imperial units

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

Make use of the documents & images below for further challenges.


Please use this document in addition to the activities on BBC Bitesize for further challenge for your child.

Make use of the documents & images below for further challenges.

 English

  1. Handwriting practise. 
    Practise joining your letters now. Use the document below to help you. 

2. Today's focus is using Pobble365's picture on Watchwood Wood.

Remember this is all about you making imaginative and creative with your ideas! There are NO wrong answers. Use the picture below to help you complete the tasks. These will help you with your writing task for tomorrow. 

Question Time

Will Rose’s adventure prove to be magical and fun?

Or is Rose just about to begin a living nightmare, and seriously regret venturing out into Watchwood Forest?

Have you ever been told to do something by someone but then done the complete opposite? Did you make the right choice?

If you were in Rose’s shoes what would you do?

Do you think Watchwood Forest is a safe place to be? Describe your answer.

Do you think the different characters you can see are good or bad?

Even if a character looks nice, does it mean that they are?

 

Picture Perfect

Can you draw one of the characters that live in Watchwood Forest?

You could then think of some adjectives to describe it.

 

Sentence Challenge

Can you write a sentence that uses an apostrophe for omission?

E.g. cannot = can’t I have = I’ve he will= he’ll she is= she’s we have= we’ve will not = won’t

Can you write a sentence that uses an apostrophe for possession?

E..g. Rose’s eyes

PSHCE 

Tuesday’s creative task is about entertainment. What is the best thing you have seen, read or heard during lockdown? A film or song or book or youtuber video?  Write a review of it to encourage someone else to find it and enjoy it.

 

PE

This week's PE focus is looking at playing a competitive game - even at home!

The video clip below explains the rules of the game and gives a demonstration. 

This is something that the whole family could join in with! Enjoy and get active whilst at home!

Wednesday 15th July

Maths

  1.  TT Rockstars
  2. Follow the link to the Maths BBC Bitesize website below. Today's focus is on: converting between different units of time

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

 English

  1. Handwriting practise. 
    Practise joining your letters now. Use the document below to help you. 

2.  Today’s focus is to continue the story starter.

Yesterday we looked at the image on Pobble365 and began to generate ideas to help us think of what the setting was like and what might happen to the main character. 

Today you need to write a story based on the image. 

To help you the start has been written (see below!) If you don't want to use this starter though, why not make up your own?

PSHCE

Wednesday’s creative task is about stories. Write a story called The Lonely Queen – you might want to include things like:  Why is she lonely?  What does she do to stop being lonely?  Is there a happy ending to the story?

  

Topic

Today's focus is understanding where volcanoes and earthquakes are located! 

The video clip from Monday has already covered some of this! Re-watch this, using the link below. 

Then log on to Purplemash to have a go at the tectonic plates activity set. 

*You can use the image below to help you with this!

Thursday 16th July

Maths

  1. TT Rockstars - check your Rockslam challenges - your teachers have challenged you! Can you beat their score?!
  2. Follow the link to the Maths BBC Bitesize website below. Today's focus is on: understanding and interpreting timetables. 

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


Please use this document in addition to the activities on BBC Bitesize for further challenge for your child.

English

  1. Handwriting practise. 
    Practise joining your letters now. Use the document below to help you. 

2. Today’s task is to write a letter to your new class teacher. 

This is to introduce yourself and tell them about you! Don't worry if you don't know who your new teacher is yet, you will find out soon. 

Things to consider including in your letter:

  • About you (who you are, how old you are, about your family)
  • What you enjoy doing (in school and out of school!)
  • What your strengths are / what you'd like to improve
  • What things you're looking forward to next year
  • Anything you're anxious about for next year

 

Remember you want to impress your new teacher, so make sure this is your best writing (check your spelling & punctuation!)

 

So that this can be passed along to your new teacher, make sure to send it in using 2email on purplemash. 

PSHCE

Thursday’s creative task is about dreams. What would you like to do with your life…travel? Go on a hot air balloon ride? Visit Buckingham Palace? See a particularly singer in concert?  Make a list of things you would like to do with your life.

 

Topic

 Today's focus is on the effects that volcanic eruptions and earthquakes can have when they occur. 

Look at the slide below to learn about some of the effects. 

TASK: sort these into human and physical effects.

 

We looked at this earlier in the year. Remember physical links to any damage done to the earth, whereas human links to anything that affects a person's health. 

You can pick how to present this information, here are some suggestions:

  • Table
  • Poster
  • List
  • Report - explaining the differences

Friday 17th July

Maths

  1.  TT Rockstars
  2. Follow the link to the Maths BBC Bitesize website below. Today's focus is problem solving.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zhgppg8/year-5-and-p6-lessons

English

  1. Handwriting & spelling practise. 
    Use the Y5&6 spelling liste below to help learn these spellings and practise using your cursive handwriting. Try to do at least one line of each word. 

2. It's the last school day of the year, and what an unusual year it has been! We know lots of you are looking forward to enjoying the summer holidays (and hopefully are keen to come back to school in September). 
We would love to hear what plans you have for the summer. Today's task is to let us know what you will be doing (if you're not sure yet, why not create a list of all the things you would like to do!)

You can present this information however you would like, e.g. a list, a letter, pictures, calendar of events. 

When you're done either type this up or send a photo of your work into Purplemash on the 2email app. 
 

PSHCE

Friday’s creative task is about stories. If you could jump in a story to change the action which one would you jump into and how would you change it? For example: I would jump into Little Ride Riding Hood to distract the wolf so the girl could get to her Granny’s house safely!

 

French - no zoom lesson today!

Our French lessons have finished for the year, but what a great opportunity to practise some of the key vocabulary covered in our lessons!

Use the link below and find the vocabulary listed at the bottom of the page. 
https://www.stmichaelsceacademy.org.uk/school-improvement/curriculum/curriculum-1-1

Monday 6th July

Maths

  1. TT Rockstars
  2. Follow the link below to BBC bitesize's daily Maths lesson. Today's focus is: regular and irregular polygons

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


Please use this document in addition to the activities on BBC Bitesize for further challenge for your child.

Challenge: Use this document to provide further challenge for your child

English

  1. Handwriting practise. Use the youtube link to remind you how to form your letters. 
    Practise writing a line of all the letters in the alphabet in this cursive style. 

2. Select one of the reading comprehensions to have a go at (find these at the bottom of the page!) 

PSHCE

Monday’s creative task is about superstitions. Do you have any?  Does your family? What are they?  Do you think it’s lucky or unlucky for a black cat to cross your path – do you say good morning to magpies?

 

Science

 We've looked at different materials and how their properties make them useful for their purpose.

Today our focus is on: reversible and irreversible changes

Use the link below to follow the lesson on BBCBitesize.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z4vc86f

Watch the videos & read the information.

You can also used the powerpoint below for more detail. 

 

TASK:

  • Complete activity 1 - sorting the changes
  • Complete activity 2 - quiz
  • Complete activity 3 - watch the video and create a table to show the reversible and irreversible changes shown in the video
Name
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Tuesday 7th July

Maths

  1. TT Rockstars
  2. Follow the link below to BBC bitesize's daily Maths lesson. Today's focus is: identifying 3D shapes from 2D representations

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


Please use this document in addition to the activities on BBC Bitesize for further challenge for your child.

English

  1. Handwriting practise. 
    Practise joining your letters now. Use the document below to help you. 

2. This week's writing is going to link to the Literacy Shed video: Diving Giraffes

 

First use the link to watch the video. 

https://www.literacyshed.com/diving-giraffes.html

 

TASK: 

Answer the reading questions below. Remember it is NOT a memory test so watch the video back as many times as you need to. 

 

  1. Where is the film set? (Develop your answer by explaining how you know this, consider what you can see). 
  2. What are the giraffes doing?
  3. What sounds can you hear? List 3
  4. Sequence to events below into the correct order:
    Giraffes bow
    Giraffes line up
    Giraffes ears twitch
    Giraffes dive in
    Giraffe is lowered in a harness

 

Once you have had a go at answering these questions, mark these using the answers below. 

Name
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PSHCE

Tuesday’s creative task is about description. Use your wonderful vocabulary to describe a pencil. How could you use words to paint a picture of a pencil for someone who has never seen one before?


PE 

West Yorkshire Virtual Sports Day

Today is Sports Day, but not as you know it! Complete the challenges at home and record your scores to see how well St Michael's does.

https://www.youtube.com/user/WestYorkshireSport

Follow the link at 10:00am to see the live welcome video, complete with performances, warm up and instructions of how to take part. Download the document to find out more. The link to the Google form to record your scores is on page 4.

Take part in as many challenges as you like, but remember to record your scores by 10:00am on Wednesday morning! Good luck!

Wednesday 8th July

Maths

  1. TT Rockstars
  2. Follow the link below to BBC bitesize's daily Maths lesson. Today's focus is: reflection

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


Please use this document in addition to the activities on BBC Bitesize for further challenge for your child.

Challenge: Use this document to provide further challenge for your child

English

  1. Handwriting practise. 
    Practise joining your letters now. Use the document below to help you. 

2. This week's writing is going to link to the Literacy Shed video: Diving Giraffes

Make sure you have completed Tuesday's work before moving on to today's. 

Re-watch the video from yesterday. 

https://www.literacyshed.com/diving-giraffes.html

 

TASK: generate vocabulary to describe what is going on. 

 

Consider...

  • Actions/movements (how many different verbs can you come up with?)
  • Adverbs to describe the movement (e.g. aggressively, gracefully)
  • Emotions that might be felt at the different stages of the film 

 

You can use the vocabulary mats attached to help you, but see what words you can come up with first!

You could even use the online thesaurus to help you be more adventurous with your word choices. 

https://www.thesaurus.com/

PSHCE

Wednesday’s creative task is about celebration. How do you like to celebrate?  Do you like a party or to talk about it with a few family or friends – do you like balloons and banners or a thoughtful card with kind words?  What’s been your favourite celebration?

Computing
Log on to purplemash and complete the 2quiz activity.

https://www.purplemash.com/sch/flanshaw

This quiz is for your new class teacher to learn all about you! 

For this, you need to generate questions about you. Make sure you include both right and wrong answers so that they can learn about you, what things you like/dislike and what you think your strengths are. 

Thursday 9th July

Maths

  1. TT Rockstars - check your Rockslam challenges - your teachers have challenged you! Can you beat their score?!
  2. Follow the link below to BBC bitesize's daily Maths lesson. Today's focus is: translation

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


Please use this document in addition to the activities on BBC Bitesize for further challenge for your child.

Challenge: Use this document to provide further challenge for your child

English

  1. Handwriting practise. 
    Practise joining your letters now. Use the document below to help you. 

2.  This week's writing is going to link to the Literacy Shed video: Diving Giraffes

Make sure you have completed Tuesday's & Wednesday's work before moving on to today's. 

Re-watch the video. 

https://www.literacyshed.com/diving-giraffes.html

 

TASK: Write a descriptive recount using show not tell throughout describing all that happens as if it is a human and then reveal at the end that it is in fact a giraffe. 

 

Watch the following clip to help you understand how 'show not tell' works. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4RthqSOcR0

 

Success criteria:

  • 3rd person - he, she, they
  • Past tense 
  • Chronological order 
  • Adjectives
  • Powerful verbs
  • Adverbs
  • Emotions

 

When you've completed this, send your writing in using 2email on Purplemash or post it on twitter for us to see!

PSHCE

Thursday’s creative task is about farms. Imagine you lived on a farm, what would you do with your days?  What would your life be like?  What adventures might you have? Write a story about a character who lives on a farm

Science

Today we're going to focus on mixtures and how the separate these.

Use the link below to follow the lesson on BBCBitesize.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z6pyvk7

Watch the videos & read the information

 You can also used the powerpoint below for more detail. 

 

TASK:

Practise using the different separation techniques using the following website:

http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/gamesactivities/reversiblechanges.html

Experiment with the different techniques to see which ones work the best and also have chance to revise our work on reversible and irreversible changes from earlier in the week.

Friday 10th July

Maths

  1.  TT Rockstars
  2. Follow the link to the Maths BBC Bitesize website below. 
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zhgppg8/year-5-and-p6-lessons
  3. Arithmetic test (please find these at the bottom of the page). 

English

  • Handwriting & spelling practise. 
    Use the Y5&6 spelling liste below to help learn these spellings and practise using your cursive handwriting. Try to do at least one line of each word. 
  • Log on to purplemash and find the 2email app. Send me an email to tell me what you've been up to this week. I'd love to hear what different things you've been up to!

 

PSHCE

Friday’s creative task is about music. If you could sing any song, anywhere, with anyone, what song would you sing, where would you sing it and who would you ask to perform with you?


French @ 1.00pm

Follow the link below to find the instructions to be able to join our French lesson each week.

https://www.stmichaelsceacademy.org.uk/school-improvement/curriculum/curriculum-1-1


This week's Y5 arithmetic test to have a go at. You could let your child have a go and then mark this with them. Or you could answer the questions and let your child try to check your answers (without using the answer sheet!) Please find the answers to the right.

Answers for the Y5 arithmetic test

Y4 arithmetic test. Should you choose to revise some of the previous years learning. Please find the answers to the right.

Answers for the Y4 arithmetic test

As a final challenge for the year, have a go at this Y6 reading comprehension. This will give you an idea of the reading standard required for Y6.

Y4 Reading comprehension. Please support your child in reading the text and answering the questions. These are based on SATs style questions and will therefore support your child for the coming year. For this activity to be beneficial your child must be able to read the text fluently, please ensure you use the text which is the most appropriate for them.

Y3 Reading comprehension. For this activity to be beneficial your child must be able to read the text fluently, please ensure you use the text which is the most appropriate for them.

PSHCE

This year we have been focussing on resolving conflict. In our drama sessions we have created scenarios to try to understand how to deal with conflict. 

 

This year's trips & visitors....